Eric Adams, and his wife, Kathie, had been running Adams & Sons Clothiers for almost 5 years. Located on the riverfront level of the Hampton Inn, the store is a, in reality, extra of a layout studio than a retail keep.
Though Adams & Sons is open all through ordinary commercial enterprise hours Monday thru Friday, Eric spends a whole lot of time journeying the southeast, meeting clients in their personal homes or places of work. As a custom garment source, he facilitates his customers curate their closets through helping them pick beautifully crafted portions that fit their particular tastes and life.
Recently, with the debut of a signature item and a separate label, the couple celebrated the launch of a new department in their business.
Brit and Blue, Adams’ new label, is called for its design concept, which the proprietor says is “the melding of blue-collar sensibility and British luxury.” While Adams said there’s “a laundry listing of products being labored on,” for the line, it currently facilities round one; the Signature Hacking Jacket.
Fashioned of duck material, generally used for farm and application garb, the jacket has the overall form of a game coat with equestrian-fashion wallet and a silhouette that its inventor said is paying homage to the sort of blazer often sported through the mythical actor Sean Connery.
“The concept for this precise jacket became something worthy of a separate logo,” Adams stated, adding that the jacket was “sincerely specific……an aristocratic piece made from a working man’s fabric.”
The J Peterman-like product description reads, “Simply put, this jacket is for the delicate rogue who gives a damn approximately operating hard and living well.”
The time period hacking jacket is derived from the word hackney, which become a saddle horse used for pleasure driving. Gentlemen required a jacket that could be worn for informal driving, instead of hunting or leaping. Freedom of movement, get right of entry to to pockets, and the capability to retain its shape after a journey had been all essential characteristics. From those, the hacking jacket was born.
Since the jacket is equestrian at its roots, it’s fitting that the Brit & Blue model is now to be had on the newly opened Keeneland Mercantile save in downtown Lexington.
“For our kingdom, there’s no longer a more visible way to make a debut,” Adams said.
The Signature Hacking Jacket, that’s manufactured at an employer primarily based in Mississippi, is likewise available at the primary Keeneland save on the famous Lexington racetrack. Adams has additionally partnered with numerous highest quality men’s stores in locales which includes Charleston and Bristol, Tennessee.
“We’ve already bought quite some, and approximately thirty of these have been simply from me having the coat on and those announcing, ‘Holy Cow! What is that?’ and wanting one right away,” he said.
Off the rack, the jacket retails for approximately $995, with custom healthy variations to be had for $1,195.
Britandblue.Com, as a way to encompass an e-store, will release in June. In the interim, anyone interested in the Signature Hacking Jacket can achieve one at Adams & Sons or at Keeneland Mercantile in downtown Lexington.