If you're looking to sum up Taylor Stitch's sartorial philosophy in a single sentence, "keep your eyes on the future without losing sight of the past" fits the bill perfectly. And no single garment embodies it as well as their cool new Cuyama Jacket.
The concept was born when the brand's lead designer Nick Kemp was delving through the unsorted stock of a Californian vintage shop’s storeroom. There he "stumbled upon a gorgeous, well-loved leather jacket with detailing he’d never seen before, including a semi-belted waist and uniquely shaped welt front pockets." You might say he was almost overcome with emotion.
Kemp immediately knew that the one-of-a-kind jacket deserved a new lease on life, and there and then decided to use it as inspiration to create some equally appealing yet brand new: the Cuyama.
Far from being a simple recreation, Kemp endowed it with beautiful natural dark horn buttons (complete with contrast reinforcement buttons), an organic cotton liner for added insulation, and corduroy detailing throughout including under the collar. He sourced stunning dark brown 4-oz cowhide leather with texture and lighter brown highlights that will emerge with time and wear, improving with age and gaining luster. And the organic cotton twill lining gives the Cuyama Jacket some extra heft.
So despite its origins in the past, because it’s a Taylor Stitch piece you can rest assured that it’ll live on well into the future – in perfect style.