Premier 1930s Highwayman
• 1930s style
• Slimmer fit
• Slimed down sleeve
• Elongated point shorter width collar
• Air vents in upper arm
• Button cuff
• Accentuated v-yolk to upper back
• Slight dipped front
• Trimmed down waist
• Looped ball and chain chest pocket
• Free 'wild card' Lochcarron Tartan lining upgrade
The Premier Highwayman is a ‘reimagining’ of our classic Highwayman as it would have looked had it been designed in the 1930s. Building upon the much-loved iconic design with a closer fit more tailored to modern styling, since its launch nearly ten years ago The Premier Highwayman has proven to be almost as popular as its legendary forerunner.
It retains the classic Highwayman’s most distinctive features - the two-piece and three-pocket front, the three piece back with side adjusters at the waist. Where the Premier Highwayman differs from the classic Highwayman its fit and contours. The Premier has been tailored through the body with slimmed down sleeves and higher armholes to arrive at a closely fitted silhouette more typical of the 1930s (and modern-day sizing).
To accommodate and accentuate this remodelling, some further small cosmetic modifications were made to the classic Highwayman design. The jacket’s cuffs are now button closure instead of the false cuff featured on the original Highwayman and an accentuated curve to the V-yolk of the upper back better compliments the raised armholes and slight dip to the front of the new design. And the Premier Highwayman’s reshaped collar has decreased in width and gained in shape and sharpness from the classic collar, which enhances the slimmed down fit of the new version beautifully.
Our founder Ken, an avid admirer of the fashion and styling of the 1930s, had always wondered how his most famous design would have looked had it been designed and manufactured in during this period, but his often-stubborn commitment to period-correctness meant that for years, the idea was kept it as nothing more than a fun thought experiment. However, while the trademark comfortable and relaxed ‘1950s’ fit of the classic Highwayman was a big part of its enduring popularity, there were always a significant minority who loved the Highwayman, but their body’s frame (or their tastes) required a closer fit. Thankfully, the relentless pressure from customers over the years eventually convinced Ken to compromise and after several prototypes, he finally arrived at a design which retained much of the classic Highwayman’s iconic design but looks indistinguishable from a 1930s classic. The project was so successful, it led Ken to design a ‘Premier’ range, featuring three other styles.
This jacket is a 1930s inspired design which features our premier cut (a slim fit with high cut armholes and sleeves), offering an even closer fit to the body than was typical of the slimmer fitting styles of this era.
Additionally, This jacket’s side adjusters are closer to the hem and can be cinched in or out to achieve a more relaxed/fitted look around the hips.
We normally recommend selecting your usual size for this style (typically the closest size to your expanded chest measurement) for a comfortably slim fit and the intended look. Very few people can comfortably size down in our Premier styles (and if you can, there will be little room for layering) and depending on your body type and what you intend to wear underneath the jacket, you may need to size up from your usual size.
For further general sizing information, please see our sizing FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for there, please get in touch.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.