Pretty Green’s Union Jack Jacket | Circa
A closer look at one of the most exciting and unique drops of 2019 so far.
Pretty Green’s use of the Union Jack isn’t new, they’ve been using the flag in clothing designs since their inception. It’s the perfect symbol of the brand’s identity. British music and British fashion meeting under one banner – everything Pretty Green stands for.
A range has proved particularly popular in Japan, where the flag-inspired jackets have been flying off the shelves. However, in the UK we’re used to seeing the pattern used sparingly.
New for 2019 and exclusive to the UK, the All Over Union Jack Print Jacket brings you the flag as you’ve never seen it before, in a style only Pretty Green could deliver.
Here’s a closer look.
The unique pattern takes sections of the iconic flag and arranges them in an abstract way to create a feast for the eyes. When it comes to using flags for all-over prints, the rule is generally: no. However, Pretty Green’s clever arrangement allows the flag to work on a completely new level, playing more to the colour pattern than the actual design of the original source of inspiration.
The distressed effect on the colours – particularly the blue – gives a worn, retro feel and prevents the flag from popping too much.
The polyester shell is extremely lightweight and makes for perfect layering. Because it’s so light, you can throw this one on over summer with very little effort. Think shorts and a bucket hat in front of the mainstage at Glastonbury.
The double layered collar gives another unique angle on this jacket. There’s also a packable hood that folds over into the outer collar, so you can switch up your look in an instant. We bet we’ll see plenty of these at festivals over summer 2019, and this is another great reason why.
A 1/4 zip fastening allows for plenty of movement in this overhead jacket, too – the style that frontman Liam Gallagher has made iconic over the years.
There are plenty of magnificent Pretty Green details on show with this number as well. The recognizable rubberized logo sits proudly on the chest, while off-white drawstrings and zip-pulls help dial down the tone of the jacket.
There’s a front kangaroo pouch with open pockets – the perfect place for resting your hands, or that festival ticket.