Volcom Oxford jacket review

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Volcom’s Oxford Jacket loved me and left me this month. She arrived in the post at the end of May and fit like a glove- tailored perfectly to make my appearance look smart for the first time in ages. It was exactly what I needed at the time. A jacket that could deal with the summer nights, light weight with pockets inside and out to deal with the usual electrical gadgets I ship around my stupid life daily.

I had fallen for her curves, I had fallen for the the punk rock inner lining and her abililty to make me feel like i was being noticed for the first time in a while. I was wearing her when I met a beautiful girl in the park one afternoon. She walked past a rose bush at the ice cream parlour to pat my lovely woofer on the head, then kissed his little nose and told me he was the most amazing dog she had ever met. I asked her if she wanted an ice cream but she was with friends. I guessed she was actually being polite and probably had boyfriend. She was stunning so there’s no way she could have been single. The next day I returned to the park for another walk. She was there again and alone this time so I bought her a drink and we exchanged numbers.volcom_oxford_jacket_inner_lining

I lucked out. She was single, and thankfully we fell in love pretty quickly. After the first week I noticed that she adored my Oxford jacket. She would prune the bobbles that appeared on the elastic cuffs, she took it to the dry cleaners once every 2 weeks and used to wear it whenever it wasn’t on my back. We booked a holiday to Greece after dating for a month. My bag didn’t arrive at the airport so it was not the ideal welcome to another country but thankfully the jacket was there with us to meet the 42′ heat. She still looked good on the ferry though, hooked over my shoulder, enjoying every breeze that caught her 65% polyester and 35% cotton charcoal heather appearance. It was here that our love was torn apart. The jacket was unfortunately left on the boat. My mind has wandered. She is probably being worn by a Greek ferry worker as you read this. He is probably fingering the zip that I loved the most, fastening the buttons that joined the collar and warming his hands in he pockets I loved resting my hands in. It’s soul destroying and I never quite recovered from the loss.

My new girlfriend left me shortly after the jacket disappeared. Not even the dog could convince her to stay. She is probably back in Greece right now having a cold beer and some seafood with a local who looks amazing in his new Volcom threads, whilst i’m here pining for the best jacket I have ever owned. Purchase one of these today as it could change your life.

Altamont Night Stalker jacket by Neckface

Altamont night stalker jacket by neck faceAs soon as I saw this jacket from the new Altamont Spring Collection I knew I had to have one. Sometimes you can see stuff in magazines or online and you know it’s for you but on some occasions fate doesn’t work in your favour and said product just looks funny or different to how it looked in the photo shoot when you see it with your own eyes. The good news is that this jacket really does look as fantastic when you peel it out of the cellophane wrapping and comes with a few welcome touches too.

The Night Stalker has been designed by the elusive artist Neck Face who has been contributing to the Altamont collections since 2008, but this year he has managed to influence a full range of clothing that include tees, a jersey, chino’s and a bandana.

This is a mid weight jacket made from 100% cotton finished with a brushed cotton (suede feel) under the collar, inside trim and breast pocket. Disguised by the buttons you see pictured here it also has a full heavyweight zip on the inside plus deep front pockets for when you are skating home in the wind. These also have super deep inner pockets which I guess are the hidden interior ‘stash’ pockets although when I got her home I spent a good 10 minutes trying to find a Muska standard ‘stash’ pocket sewn into this jacket for ‘stash’ before seeing this video and realising that there ain’t no doobie smuggling going on in the Night Stalker! Saying that though you can fit pretty much everything else in these double partitioned pockets bar the kitchen sink as you can see. They are huge and will come in well handy when you need to carry stuff about.

Overall this jacket is a comfy, stylish and simple Altamont number that retails roughly about the £100 mark so this comes highly recommended. Scout one out and get stalking your much needed new Spring/Summer jacket today.

Zac