Bentley Motors – The iconic driving jacket.

For the ‘Savile Row and America: a Sartorial Special Relationship’ exhibition that took  place in Washington D.C. on May 14, 2015, four leading Savile Row houses were commissioned by Bentley Motors to create their own interpretation of the iconic driving jacket. Acknowledging the historical association between motoring and fashion, Bentley and Savile Row – the home of British Bespoke tailoring – presented four original designs in a capsule collection which will appeal to discerning drivers who appreciate the best of British luxury.

Since 1919, Bentley Motors has created some of the finest automobiles on the road. Hand-finished by expert craftspeople, these cars have attracted sophisticated collectors from around the world for generations. The partnership highlights two luxury businesses that share a history of handcrafted detail, and who both continue this tradition of uncompromising quality into the twenty-first century

Henry Poole designed a single breasted, two high button driving jacket, waistcoat, and plus twos. Made from a luxury 12oz grey Donegal in pure cashmere, the driving coat features a belt style waist, French pleats and Alkantara detailing. For functionality as a driving jacket, there is a built in outside pockets, for both gloves and spark plugs.

The Bespoke Driving Jacket is the second documentary film commissioned by Bentley Motors in the Intelligent Details series.  The film features the four houses from Savile Row, the internationally renowned home of bespoke tailoring, as they each create a Bespoke Driving Jacket, commissioned by Bentley Motors to mark the occasion of the Savile Row Bespoke exhibition in Washington, D.C. To watch the film please click here.