My recent trip to London happily coincided with the launch of a very exciting collaboration between two iconic British brands, the Casely-Hayford x Annabel’s Smoking Jacket. This is a limited run of only 30 pieces, so I was extremely fortunate to be able to wear this jacket out for a night on the town in London.

This jacket is so cool! It truly embodies the tagline here at James New York, “modern luxury for the sophisticated gentleman.” On the one hand, the jacket has all the heritage of a traditional British smoking jacket, including a shawl collar and rich blue velvet fabric, making it perfect for an elegant night out. On the other hand, it also has a contemporary slim cut and a hint of rebellion with the blue camo lining, all of which make it perfect for a modern gentleman.

This collaboration is the perfect marriage between two iconic brands that both represent something very British. Annabel’s is a members-only Mayfair nightclub with a glamorous history. Casely-Hayford is a very cool British menswear brand designed by a father-son team (how awesome is that?). They are doing something really exciting, which is to spice up Savile Row traditions with a bit of a youthful edge.

I highly recommend this jacket if you are looking for an elegant outfit for winter social events. It is a very limited edition, so I suggest acting quickly. The jacket is exclusively available at the Harvey Nichols store in London or on their website:


Special thanks to the lovely team at Mission Media in London for making this article possible!









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