FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket
FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket
FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket
FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket
FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket
FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket
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FORCE MAJEURE SINGULAR - Vintage Swanndri John Mack Hunting Jacket

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This vintage "John Mack" Swanndri hunting jacket is a New Zealand cultural treasure.

What you need to know:

 MEASUREMENTS:

Front = 68cm, Back = 71cm, Shoulders = 44cm, Chest = 54cm, Sleeves (shoulder seam to cuff) = 62cm.

- dark grey wool outer, brown lining

- Men's Small, fits a women's 12 perfectly

- warm brown embroidery (backing not visible)

- classic hunting jacket style with darts shaping the front collar, three pockets, a zip front, adjustable tapes at the waist with black buttons.

- there's no external Swanndri labelling so it's nice and subtle.

- given its age, the zip works nicely and there is very little damage to the garment overall.

- there are a couple of tiny holes in the woollen lining. Three moth holes on the left back shoulder of the outer have been carefully visibly mended with stars taken from the FM patch design.

- new buttons have been sewn on the cuffs.

Upcycled with warm brown FORCE MAJEURE embroidery to coordinate with the garment's ochre/brown/grey lining, the original large-scale FM patch has been sewn on the back with thousands of stitches and the lightning-heart insignia is on the right chest.

A bit of Swanndri background for you:

From Te Papa's Swanndri entry on their website, it's clear from the garment label that this piece is true vintage, about 45 years old:

"In September 1964, Jack Mack Limited bought the rights to the Swanndri® trademark. In 1974 the company name changed to John Mack Limited then, on 12 March 1975, they were bought out by Alliance Textiles Limited in Oamaru. As the new owners of the patent for the Swanndri®, Alliance Textiles developed the wide range of Swanndri® garments that are available today."

https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/852

 Sourced from Ponsonby's Hospice Shop and stitched with care by Positive Image in Newton, Auckland.

ABOUT THE SINGULAR RANGE:

I really love the embroidered FM design. I decided to put it on the back of an old denim jacket of mine after I saw a friend doing this in her business. She shared the name of her embroiderer with me and I loved the result so much I decided to put it on more second hand stuff. I'm a fan of shopping second hand and I love combining old and new, so the upcycled FM Singular line was born, thanks to my friend's creativity and generosity.