This jacket is quite a swish one for the Spring/Summer 2017 season.
Kind of a cross between a bomber and blouson (or Harrington) but in navy with a nice stripe in white and burgundy. The inclusion of burgundy (as opposed to red or orange) is classic Merc.
I’d love to know what their design rules are. Burgundy always seems to be in there and I admire the way Merc seems so hard-line on using it as a brand colour - I think it really works. I’ve had a bit of a so-so relationship with Merc over the years. Peak annoyance was when the Rolling Stones bought Merc’s Carnaby Street shop and used it to flog their irrelevant tour rubbish.
I suppose on reflection it wasn’t their fault at all, but I like to tell the story of how I went in and looked around the shop for about half an hour without realising it wasn’t Merc anymore. And I blame the Rolling Stones.