Ventile fabric was developed for WW2 pilots flying over the Atlantic – cool for the cockpit but waterproof should the worst happen. It saved the lives of 80% who fell in the sea. Adaptable, proven and designed to last a lifetime, Ventile also ages beautifully with wear. Find it on our signature AM1-2 Modular Parka, plus CM1-1 Hooded Deck Jacket.
The British-made Beaufort life-vest from the 1960s featured functional design to ensure life-saving capability. Materials, reinforced stitching and pocket designs are all present for good reason – but none more so than bar buttons secured by nylon tape. Reinforced, failsafe and a signature feature of A/A/F outerwear and trouser construction.