I’m back again with another exciting opportunity to share my thoughts and opinion on a new player in the down jacket/outerwear market, and that company is Jack1t.
I’ve had a chance to wear this fashion-forward beast of a jacket for a few, cold-filled months up in my home in Toronto, Canada.
With this review, I will go through a brief overview of the brand, delivery & packaging, thoughts behind the choices, the style, fit, quality & construction, the finer details, pros & cons, and improvements.
Let’s dive in.
Jack1t is 1 of 10 new brands being released by James Holder, the founder and creative director of Jack1t. One significant fact about him is that he was the co-creator of the well-known company Superdry.
With his success with the brand, he decided to pursue a different path tailored to a more upscale, premium audience with Jack1t and his other company Trench London.
With luxury in mind, the jackets are made in small batches and are targeted to the kind of person who enjoys the finer things in life, which means anything you buy will be an investment piece. I’ll get to those details later on.
Delivery & Packaging
With how things are lately, I’m always worried about shipping delays, but my worries were unfounded. From the time I ordered to the time I received the package, it took roughly 4 days from London to Toronto. Bravo Jack1t!
The packaging came in a charming and sturdy black box with the logo written nicely in big, bold lettering. The box is securely fastened by magnets which I thought was a premium touch.
There’s a lot of the same inside the box, but they do offer a return pouch just in case something is wrong, instructions for recycling, and a card with a QR code on it to help you with the return process—all in all, an excellent presentation.
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JACK1T (Thoughts Behind My Choice)
So, I decided to go with the Rouge Down Parka (currently sold out) in the grey colorway. I don’t have anything like this in my personal wardrobe, which makes it unique and doesn’t overlap with anything I currently own.
This jacket hits around mid-thigh, so when it gets really nippy out, it’s perfect for keeping the weather out. JACK1T overall, has an extremely fashion-forward styling to them, (see the JK1T Sport Collection) which for some might be precisely what they’re looking for, but for me, I chose a more subdued option to make styling the jacket easier.
Based on the size guide on their site, it gave me the medium size option, and, as of right now, I am not sure I made the right choice, but I’ll get into that later, otherwise the jacket wears well. I like this jacket’s unique look, but this is definitely a casual street style jacket for the coldest winter days.
Rogue Down Parka Fit
Like I mentioned earlier, I was fine with the fit of the jacket, but I feel this is supposed to be more of a streetwear fit, so even though I picked the medium, this is more of a classic fit, and some parts are slightly more oversized to bring that point across.
This option does come in size small to extra-large, so you have options of how you want this to fit, but in my opinion, I suggest sizing down a size due to the more classic fit, although coats in their other collections may fit differently.
They do offer jackets that have more of a sculpted fit as well if you’re on the skinnier side. This would make the perfect option for fashion-forward customers and streetwear enthusiasts looking for that oversized look.
Quality & Construction
Let me tell you, this jacket is a gold mine of finer details so, hold my beer and let me explain. Starting with the construction, this is a heavy-duty down-filled jacket that sits just at the thigh, or to be exact, the jacket is roughly 34 inches long, so this is perfect for your coldest of winter days.
This jacket is roughly 84% polyester and 16% cotton shell, so even though it’s primarily synthetic, I find it somewhat breathable, so it is comfortable worn inside and extremely warm for outside.
Starting from the top, this has an oversized collar that might throw some people off, but I believe it’s supposed to be like that for that streetwear vibe I’ve been talking about.
Jack1t is perfect on cold and windy days, or if you have a really long neck, you may have found your match made in heaven. This jacket does have a large removable hood that is relatively easy to ditch if it’s not so cold or just not your style.
The fur is fake, so that’s great for customers who are anti animal cruelty. The collar also has an adjustable drawcord that makes it easy to change how it fits around the neck for that preferred fit. There’s a curated JK1T silicon emblem for a nice subtle style touch at the back of the collar to round off.
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The Finer Details
Heading down the jacket, you’re going to find on either side, two zippered hand warmer pockets to keep your hands nice and toasty, plus 2 extra pockets covered by storm flaps to keep things in your pocket from getting wet.
On both hips, you’re going to find more pocket space with two zippered hand pockets and 3 snap buttons holding the extra flap with yet again more space for your kitchen sink if needed.
Examining both sleeves, you have tricolor webbing in red, white, and black for a pop of color that helps brighten up the matte grey colorway.
Specifically, on the left sleeve, you have a sleeve pocket with the JACK1T logo, plus included a detachable utility clip just incase your EDC needs a secure home while you’re on the go.
- Detachable hood and fur
- Storm flap over the double center front zippers
- Tricolour sleeve webbing tape
- Interior waist drawcord
- Heavy-duty ribbed cuffs
- Four front pockets
- 2-way zips
- Branded placket tape
- Sleeve pocket
- Hood and hem adjusters
- Internal pocket
- Detachable utility clips
Rounding off the sleeves, heavy-duty ribbed cuffs are used to keep the cold weather out. Holding this jacket together, you’ll have a heavily branded storm flap that says,” JACK1T STREETWEAR” in bold lettering covering the double center front 2- way zippers for that extra layer from the cold Toronto streets and to help ventilate if needed.
I like to keep the storm flap open for extra style points. Last but not least, on the inside of the jacket, you have a metal chain to hold this heavy jacket on a hook if needed, 1 reasonably large pocket for your wallet or phone, and an interior waist drawcord to cinch in the waist from that custom fit, and hem adjusters to keep the warmth in.
Below the chain is a stand-out premium stitched JACK1T logo telling you it was British-made and Canadian worn, which is 100% true, haha.
My Favorite Highlights
The three things I really enjoy about this jacket are, first, how warm this thing actually is. With all the ways to lock in your body heat, I had absolutely no problems being warm on the many below -15 days I encountered.
Second, this is a statement piece without it being too loud yet stylish for casual winter days. This jacket is not shy to tell you its brand.
Third, I’ve needed hot coats to survive, but this jacket, I can say, is up there with the premium brands like The North Face, Nobis, and even Canada Goose. With quality construction, warmth factor, and premium materials, this jacket is definitely worth the price.
Price & Additional Info.
As I mentioned earlier, JACK1T is all about creating a small-batch, limited edition, premium, stand-out, quality investment piece—and the price does reflect that. Although everything else beyond the jacket I have is much more affordable.
Coming in at CA $935 (USD $741), The Rogue is a coat that you need to save up and budget for to have in your wardrobe to battle many cold winters in your future. The price is also in the range of other luxury brands on the market but look out for sales when the season changes to get a good deal.
Pros & Cons
- Extremely warm
- Heavy-duty construction
- Lots of utility with the number of pockets built-in
- Fashion-forward / unique styling
- Luxury quality
- Luxury price tag
- Fairly heavy
- Awkwardly large collar
What I Don’t Like
If I wanted to be overly nit-picky, the only problem I’ve had is the collar is really pronounced. I’m not sure if that’s the style it’s going for or if I picked the wrong size. It’s tough to see my blind spots while driving due to the collar, so it might be an issue for some but not everyone.
The other thing to look out for is the sizing. Maybe telling customers to size down on some occasions would help narrow personalizing down; plus, If I’m not mistaken, the jackets are in the UK sizing, so take a few minutes to choose what’s right for you if you buy this.
Besides my sizing and collar issues, my time with JACK1T Rogue Down Parka has been a pleasant one. It is truly a stand-out piece without it being as loud as some of their more fashion-forward pieces.
Its premium stand-out Luxury investment piece is meant to keep you stylishly warm during the most brutal city winters. I would recommend this if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd and add that 1 lux piece in your wardrobe that not many others will have. Bravo JACK1T!
A note: The Jack1t in this review was complimentary. These are the editor’s thoughts and opinions based on his experience. Gentleman Within holds all control over editorial content.
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