The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher
The Ventile® Frobisher

The Ventile® Frobisher

Sale price
£1,250.00
Regular price
£1,250.00
IN STOCK - READY TO DISPATCH
Colour
Midnight Navy
Size
2/XS
3/S
4/M
5/L
6/XL
7/XXL
  • Breathable
  • Extra Storage
  • Lifetime Repair Service
  • Lightweight
  • Temperature x Performance
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

  • DESCRIPTION
  • SIZE GUIDE
  • VIDEO
  • THE DETAILS
  • SHIPPING DETAILS
  • CUSTOMER REVIEWS

DESCRIPTION

Take comfort in winter’s extremes. Designed in close collaboration with The Helm, one of Canada’s most influential and discerning men’s clothing retailers, this jacket forms part of the Cold Weather Collection. Engineered to endure the most harsh winter conditions. 100% waterproof and virtually indestructible.

A hat-tip to wily 16th century Yorkshire explorer, Sir Martin Frobisher, who combatted the fiercest conditions in his attempts to discover new trade routes through the Northwest Passage.

  • - Handcrafted using the world’s finest 100% cotton, Ventile®
  • - 100% waterproof with fully taped internal seams
  • - The sleeves and body benefit from two and three layers respectively of 100% Merino Wool wadding. (Wool is a thermal regulating fibre meaning that it is superior to goose feathers / ‘down’ as it can cool down or indeed warm up depending on the surrounding temperature)
  • - High rise wrap-around black shearling collar for additional warmth
  • - Detachable hood, wadded with two layers of merino wool and fully lined in 100% wool
  • - Two-way centre-front military-grade copper zip fastening (. i.e. very convenient when getting on and into cars, bikes etc)
  • - Button through placket under which lies a RIRI zip secure map pocket (allows you to access stored items without unfastening the main zip)
  • - Two external angled hand-warmer pockets lined with 100% merino wool
  • - Two external patch pockets with bellows and flap with button fastening
  • - Two large internal smartphone friendly patch pockets with stud secure fastening
  • - Ventile® stud bearer with hold-tab at the base to guarantee a quick no-fuss zip fastening for the centre front
  • - Adjustable drawstring waist with copper adjusters
  • - Internal self-fabric drip strip along the hem (to stop any snow or moisture rising up and on to the lining)
  • - Knitted storm cuffs to keep out the wind and cold
  • - Etched copper rivets on back neck and hanger loop
  • - Military grade copper hardware from RIRI of Switzerland
  • - Real horn British-made combat buttons
  • - Made in our own factory in Manchester

ATTRIBUTES

- Waterproof
- Windproof
- Breathable
- Temperature performance

 

FABRIC

- Outer: 100% cotton - and in our assessment this is the best 100% cotton in the world.

  • - Ventile® was designed and developed up the road from our Manchester factory at the direct request from Winston Churchill during World War II. The final brief given to Manchester’s Shirley Institute in 1943 by the Ministry of Defence was to create a cloth that would help prolong the survival rates of RAF Pilots.
  • Ventile® was famously used in the first ever summit of Mount Everest in 1953
  • The mercerised yarns in the cloth are designed to swell when exposed to moisture which ensures unparalleled levels of resistance and protection from the rain for a 100% natural fabric (i.e. non-synthetic)
  • - 81 threads per cm (warp)
  • - 30 threads per cm (weft)

- Body Lining: 100% wool flannel (100% lambswool flannel)

- 3x layers of 100% merino wool wadding throughout the body (so exceptionally warm)

  • - Dry Clean Only

 

HARDWARE

- Real horn buttons
- Military grade copper hardware from RIRI of Switzerland

 

OUR ROOTS

In an 1853 red-brick factory on the banks of the River Irwell, over a century’s worth of factory history, family heritage, and collective sartorial memory has been distilled into a single label: Private White V.C.

Manchester or Cottonopolis’, as it was dubbed back in the 19th century, was at the heart of the world’s cotton industry. It was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; was the first of a new generation of prosperous, commercial cities, and the home of garment manufacture.

Fast forward to 2019, and the last remaining clothing factory, in the world’s first industrial city, now houses our sustainable luxury maker’s label that owns its entire supply chain, and we have a remarkable story to tell.

“We want Private White V.C. to be the most respected British clothing make for the next 100 years. We take great pleasure in revitalising the local textile industry and supporting the eco-system that was once great, and we want it to be even greater.” – James Eden, Founder & CEO

Historically, our factory has made for kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, artists and musicians, sporting greats and Hollywood icons. In 1916, we supplied the Allied Forces with cotton gabardine trench coats, and in the 1940s we were commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to supply the RAF with waterproof parkas. In more recent times we have been outfitters to the most established tailoring houses on Savile Row and have manufactured for pretty much every British luxury outerwear brand you can think of.

Of course there have been bleak periods, but we have weathered those storms thanks to a wealth of skill, determination and hard work, and the attitude of “doing things differently” for which the city of Manchester is renowned.

As a home to an amazingly skilled team, with a back catalogue of incredible patterns and garments, we decided to start our own label. Private White V.C. was born in 2010, founded by James Eden, CEO, with factory owner Michael Stoll and designer Nick Ashley.

Borrowing and benefiting from the past, but improving quality where possible by embracing technology and new craft, new ideas, is the cornerstone of Private White V.C.’s ethos.

OUR TEAM

At Private White V.C. we take quality, provenance and craftsmanship seriously. We commit to time-honoured, uncompromising traditions to create authentic, refined garments that are built to last.

Proudly championing the virtues of the region’s garment-making industry, we use only the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally wherever possible: 90% of our raw materials come from within a 40-mile radius of our factory.

We have everything we need under one roof and take total ownership of the entire manufacturing process. Nothing is outsourced, everything is handmade, checked and controlled by us.

Without our highly skilled team however, this wouldn’t be possible. You often tell us you can always trust in the quality of whatever you buy from us, and that’s all thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our team.

Only the finest, skilled craftsmen handcraft our garments, with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Having honed their craft over many years (decades even), we make sure their wages reflect their passion, professionalism, and dedication to producing garments of the highest calibre.

As a relatively small maker of extremely high-quality clothing, the integrity and skill of our team align with our ethics in manufacturing and production; a smaller carbon footprint, less waste, fairer pricing, and a more ethical garment.

We want you to cherish and respect the intrinsic value of the product and the work undertaken in making your garment. We are the anti-thesis of throwaway fashion and disposable culture: a commercial enterprise with a community spirit at its heart.

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

  • Take comfort in winter’s extremes. Designed in close collaboration with The Helm, one of Canada’s most influential and discerning men’s clothing retailers, this jacket forms part of the Cold Weather Collection. Engineered to endure the most harsh winter conditions. 100% waterproof and virtually indestructible.

    A hat-tip to wily 16th century Yorkshire explorer, Sir Martin Frobisher, who combated the fiercest conditions in his attempts to discover new trade routes through the Northwest Passage.

    • - Handcrafted using the world’s finest 100% cotton, Ventile®
    • - 100% waterproof with fully taped internal seams
    • - The sleeves and body benefit from two and three layers respectively of 100% Merino Wool wadding. (Wool is a thermal regulating fibre meaning that it is superior to goose feathers / ‘down’ as it can cool down or indeed warm up depending on the surrounding temperature)
    • - High rise wrap-around black shearling collar for additional warmth
    • - Detachable hood, wadded with two layers of merino wool and fully lined in 100% wool
    • - Two-way centre-front military-grade copper zip fastening (. i.e. very convenient when getting on and into cars, bikes etc)
    • - Button through placket under which lies a RIRI zip secure map pocket (allows you to access stored items without unfastening the main zip)
    • - Two external angled hand-warmer pockets lined with 100% merino wool
    • - Two external patch pockets with bellows and flap with button fastening
    • - Two large internal smartphone friendly patch pockets with stud secure fastening
    • - Ventile® stud bearer with hold-tab at the base to guarantee a quick no-fuss zip fastening for the centre front
    • - Adjustable drawstring waist with copper adjusters
    • - Internal self-fabric drip strip along the hem (to stop any snow or moisture rising up and on to the lining)
    • - Knitted storm cuffs to keep out the wind and cold
    • - Etched copper rivets on back neck and hanger loop
    • - Military grade copper hardware from RIRI of Switzerland
    • - Real horn British-made combat buttons
    • - Made in our own factory in Manchester
  •  

ATTRIBUTES

- Waterproof
- Windproof
- Breathable
- Temperature performance

 

FABRIC

- Outer: 100% cotton - and in our assessment this is the best 100% cotton in the world. Ventile® was designed and developed up the road from our Manchester factory at the direct request from Winston Churchill during World War II. The final brief given to Manchester’s Shirley Institute in 1943 by the Ministry of Defence was to create a cloth that would help prolong the survival rates of RAF Pilots. Ventile® was famously used in the first ever summit of Mount Everest in 1953. The mercerised yarns in the cloth are designed to swell when exposed to moisture which ensures unparalleled levels of resistance and protection from the rain for a 100% natural fabric (i.e. non-synthetic)

- Body Lining: 100% wool flannel (100% lambswool flannel)

- 3x layers of 100% merino wool wadding throughout the body (so exceptionally warm)

  • - Dry Clean Only

 

 

HARDWARE

- 8-gauge centre front copper zip fastening
- Military grade copper hardware from RIRI of Switzerland

SIZE GUIDE

VIDEO

THE DETAILS

OUR ROOTS

In an 1853 red-brick factory on the banks of the River Irwell, over a century’s worth of factory history, family heritage, and collective sartorial memory has been distilled into a single label: Private White V.C.

Manchester or Cottonopolis’, as it was dubbed back in the 19th century, was at the heart of the world’s cotton industry. It was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; was the first of a new generation of prosperous, commercial cities, and the home of garment manufacture.

Fast forward to 2019, and the last remaining clothing factory, in the world’s first industrial city, now houses our sustainable luxury maker’s label that owns its entire supply chain, and we have a remarkable story to tell.

“We want Private White V.C. to be the most respected British clothing make for the next 100 years. We take great pleasure in revitalising the local textile industry and supporting the eco-system that was once great, and we want it to be even greater.” – James Eden, Founder & CEO

Historically, our factory has made for kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, artists and musicians, sporting greats and Hollywood icons. In 1916, we supplied the Allied Forces with cotton gabardine trench coats, and in the 1940s we were commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to supply the RAF with waterproof parkas. In more recent times we have been outfitters to the most established tailoring houses on Savile Row and have manufactured for pretty much every British luxury outerwear brand you can think of.

Of course there have been bleak periods, but we have weathered those storms thanks to a wealth of skill, determination and hard work, and the attitude of “doing things differently” for which the city of Manchester is renowned.

As a home to an amazingly skilled team, with a back catalogue of incredible patterns and garments, we decided to start our own label. Private White V.C. was born in 2010, founded by James Eden, CEO, with factory owner Michael Stoll and designer Nick Ashley.

Borrowing and benefiting from the past, but improving quality where possible by embracing technology and new craft, new ideas, is the cornerstone of Private White V.C.’s ethos.

OUR TEAM

At Private White V.C. we take quality, provenance and craftsmanship seriously. We commit to time-honoured, uncompromising traditions to create authentic, refined garments that are built to last.

Proudly championing the virtues of the region’s garment-making industry, we use only the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally wherever possible: 90% of our raw materials come from within a 40-mile radius of our factory.

We have everything we need under one roof and take total ownership of the entire manufacturing process. Nothing is outsourced, everything is handmade, checked and controlled by us.

Without our highly skilled team however, this wouldn’t be possible. You often tell us you can always trust in the quality of whatever you buy from us, and that’s all thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our team.

Only the finest, skilled craftsmen handcraft our garments, with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Having honed their craft over many years (decades even), we make sure their wages reflect their passion, professionalism, and dedication to producing garments of the highest calibre.

As a relatively small maker of extremely high-quality clothing, the integrity and skill of our team align with our ethics in manufacturing and production; a smaller carbon footprint, less waste, fairer pricing, and a more ethical garment.

We want you to cherish and respect the intrinsic value of the product and the work undertaken in making your garment. We are the anti-thesis of throwaway fashion and disposable culture: a commercial enterprise with a community spirit at its heart.

SHIPPING DETAILS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS