This example was made for a British Army Officer currently serving in Iraq, he researched his regiments history in Iraq in WW1 and found that this jacket was popular amongst Officers and men for wear during the cold desert nights. It was not an issue item but instead made by regimental tailors for those who could afford one.
Deciding that he wanted something to keep himself warm during his tour of duty he commissioned us to make this for him. We extensively researched this coat with the client and are confident that this is an exact copy of the originals, it is made from an extra special quality Hainsworth wool that is very heavy, the khaki color has a distinctive brown hue to it as did the originals, a grey flannel wool lining is fitted. The buttons are concealed and two flap pockets are fitted outside and a document pocket inside.
The jacket is what we term a 4 piece construction and has a centre vent at the rear