You may not have heard of Jacob Cohen, you may have possibly seen the recent advertisements in the men’s glossies. But to hazard a guess, your interaction with the brand has been limited.
Now, as you know, we love finding and discovering new gems, and on this one, we were lucky enough to have a good friend of ours working in-house, so we’ve had our eye on them for some time.
Here’s a little background…
Founded in the North East of Italy by Nicola Bardelle in the late Nineties, the concept has been refined to simply provide luxury jeans – handmade, quality materials alongside perfect finishing and fit.
So here we are in 2017 with Dapper Chapper being recently introduced to the latest F/W17 Collection which has taken inspiration from the fascinating and magical landscape of the Tierra del Fuego islands at the very southern tip of Argentina.
Incorporating the stunningly colourful elements but equally the breathtaking stillness of the environment, Jacob Cohen delivers cleverly constructed garments that are simply aspirational but so easily wearable for any style-focused man to utilise.
Features include five-pocket denim to all-American Chinos. The finishing enhanced by a really great fit and embellished with detailing including pony-hair labels, square pockets with colourful prints as well as hand-made embroidery and stitching.
The Chinos in particular have a distinct Italian look and feel with finer detail including a wool exclusively commissioned for the range!
At Dapper Chapper we got really creative by opting for a green chino in a deliberate move away from standard navy, but the essence of the palette is superbly aligned to the visual inspiration for the collection. Yellow, red and brown as well as shades of beige and white, a nice little reminder of the Terra del Fuego.
Truly iconic pieces are the five pockets pants made of indigo moleskin cotton, offered in three levels of nuance and the deep black corduroy jeans too, which, thanks to a special washing, fades into grey.
The collection also boasts original western shirts and a range of classic shirts that reprise some heritage details, including mother-of-pearl buttons and a little stitched logo at the bottom.
Priced between £325-£350 this is clearly an investment, but as we can profess, knowing you have a pair of Jacob Cohen pants in the wardrobe is a spine-tingler!
If you are in town and close to Knightsbridge, go to Harvey Nichols and have a look for yourself. The team are situated on the Lower Ground and are simply excellent!