As those of us in the northern hemisphere offload shorts and T-shirts into storage, it’s time to start looking for tailored jackets to brace the changing weather. J. Hilburn—a leader in made-to-measure menswear—has introduced a slew of fall fabrics to fit the bill. After testing out their shirting service, we were confident in the company’s ability to deliver a top-shelf product at affordable pricing. As a follow-up, we met with Jon Patrick, the company’s creative director, to preview their autumnal swatches and ask them to put together a tailored two-button suit out of hunter green corduroy.
J. Hilburn is able to deliver their tailored creations at reasonable prices by leveraging direct-to-factory relationships. The fabrics come from Guabello and Vitale Barberis, a pair of mills located in Northern Italy. The partial lining of the jackets lends a relaxed look and fit, and attention to detail is visible on the finished edges of the seams. With construction and materials taken care of, the company then lets consumers call the rest of the shots on options like button, lining, pocket and vent styles, with the help of an appointed advisor.
Aside from the new fall offerings, J. Hilburn also recently launched a formalwear collection that delivers tuxedoes for a black-tie dress code. Made to fit your specifications, the suits beat out just about any off-the-rack option. The company is also gearing up to release a line of grooming products with a shave cream and after-shave balm.
Images by James Thorne