The Bespoke Driving Suit

Photographer and author Lara Platman recently posted an interesting gallery of pictures showing Marek Reichman being fitted for a vintage inspired driving suit made by Henry Poole & Co. The jacket and matching plus fours are definitely unusual, as are the details you can see built into the jacket, but they will not be out of place when he is wearing them at the Goodwood Revival where it is custom to dress up in period clothing (no modern cars allowed). More information is available in a post on her blog and on the design of the jacket:

The pockets contain leather dividers for spark plugs, tyre pressure gauge and spanners along with a pocket for the oily rag have all been specially placed within the suit…

Very appropriate for the Director of Design at Aston Martin. Also noteworthy – Lara Platman has a new book out on Harris Tweed which I first learned about through James at 10engines. I have a copy on the way from Amazon and hope to do a short review on it later this week.

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Goodwood Revival, 2010. Photo by Peter Barwick.

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