Experiment 217 - Strongform Safari Shank

Experiment 217 - Strongform Safari Shank

A Strongtwill/Warmform safari style mash up experiment. A midweight take on the safari jacket with a Warmform merino lining, internal adjustable belt and stainless steel shank closures throughout.
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Story
A Strongtwill/Warmform safari style mash up experiment. A midweight take on the safari jacket with a Warmform merino lining, internal adjustable belt and stainless steel shank closures throughout.
Fabric
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A counterintuitively powerful fabric, soft and strong. Strongtwill starts with Supplex, an air texturized nylon fiber originally designed to emulate the soft breathability of cotton in undergarments. To make the Strongtwill dozens upon dozens of these extremely fine filaments are twisted together to make a thick, chunky yarn. The gentle touch is still there but with so many fibers per yarn it hides under a rugged durability, there to slowly emerge with repeated hard wear.

A stretch and non-stretch version of these thick supplex yarns are woven together in a 2x1 twill to create two way stretch fabric with the long term softness of cotton combined with the serious toughness of high grade nylon 6,6. The fabric is then finished with an ecocalibrated DWR to stay cleaner and dry quicker for more intensive wearability.


A warm, soft and highly dimensional superfine merino rich fabric. Built around a yarn that blends top-cappped 17.5 micron merino (65%) with nylon staples (27%) and then wraps them around an elastane core (8%) to create a beautiful combination of soft performance, ruggedness and structural snap. Technically these yarns are knit in a waffle construction, but that heavy elastane snap compacts the fabric to the point where it looks more like a tight rib or even a robust jersey. Irregardless of what you call it, the results are substantive and perform incredibly. At 350gsm it’s a great midlayer weight, with enough depth to make a warm and soft insulation piece, but also enough air flow to keep it comfortable over a wide temperature range. The nylon content allows it to get pushed a lot further than a pure wool piece, while the elastane snap keeps it looking sharp.
Details
  • Experiment 217 - Strongform Safari Shank
  • Face fabric - Strongtwill, 96% Nylon, 4% Elastane, 300gsm
  • Body lining - Warmform Merino, 65% 17.5 Merino wool, 27% Nylon, 8% Elastane, 350gsm
  • Sleeve lining - Air texturized nylon, 100% Nylon, 120gsm
  • Eco-calibrated DWR
  • Two front angled chest pockets
  • Two front side seam pockets
  • Two internal drop pockets
  • Internal chest pocket
  • Front placket with concealed flat black stainless steel shanks
  • Self elbow patches
  • Internal adjustable belt
  • Total weight of 1170g (size medium)
  • Spot clean
  • Made in New York City with Swedish and Thai fabrics
  • Sizing

    Fits true to size. Jacket fit. Designed for layering.


    Please refer to the table below for garment's exact measurements.

    Garment measurement illustration
    Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
    1" below armhole
    Size XS S M L XL
    Shoulder 19 19.5 20 20.5 21
    Chest 20.75 21.75 22.75 23.75 24.75
    Length high shoulder to bottom 26.125 26.75 27.375 28 28.625
    Sleeve length center back to cuff 34.25 34.75 35.25 35.75 36.25
    Colors
    “Black"

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