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The Gabardine Jacket


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  • Durable organic cotton twill from Italy
  • 3 patch pockets with reinforced seams
  • Tailored fit made in Bulgaria
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The light summer jacket for the modern day flaneur

Gabardine ain't just for detectives...

What you didn’t want


Formless fit


Flimsy fabric


Elbows wear through


Poor finishing

The Hit List

Nice and light

Gabardine is a tightly woven cotton fabric that’s long been used for outerwear. Ours is particularly good—not only is it organic, but it weighs in at a sprightly 260g/m2. This is fairly light as far as cotton twills go, making our Gabardine Jacket the perfect option for the summer months.

Tough stuff

Our fabric is what’s known as a 3/1 twill. Without boring you too much, this basically means that it's woven really nice and tightly, and is really durable. Put simply, it’s lightweight fabric that lasts.

Fit for purpose

You know at the end of Big where Tom Hanks transforms back into a small child and he’s still wearing a massive suit jacket? This is definitely not that. We kept things sharp and sleek, with a classic tailored shape. Unstructured, with no shoulder pads in sight, it’s the kind of thing the word ‘wearable’ was invented for.

Handy haulage

Leave the backpack at home and embrace the utilitarian splendour of pockets. The Gabardine Jacket has two big lower patch pockets, just the right size for carrying cameras, books, snacks or even your very own hands—and then there’s a smaller chest pocket for pens, sunglasses or… well, whatever you want.

Made to last

Stitching is pretty important. Your jacket could be made from the toughest fabric going, but without decent needle-work it’d be as much use as a chocolate blow-torch. We went with double top-stitched stitching in all the key zones—it’s a bit more subtle than triple-stitching, but still super tough. Perfect.

A sharper shape

The eagle-eyed readers out there might have already noticed those nifty darts that run down the front of the Gabardine Jacket. Not only do these look pretty swish, but they help to give the jacket it’s sharp, flattering shape—allowing room in the shoulders, whilst bringing together the fabric slightly in the waist. 

Comfort is king

Our twill was treated to a special laundering process to give it a super-soft, worn-in, feel, which sort of skips past the usual ‘breaking in’ period that work-jackets sometimes need. It’s pretty hard to describe textures just using words over the internet, but trust us on this, this jacket feels ace.

Horn of plenty

For buttons, we went with one of the natural world’s finest exports, horn. As well as being really durable, horn buttons have a unique, marbled look to them which can’t be replicated with man-made materials. Stare at them for a while and you’ll know why we like ‘em so much.

Designed for life

Thanks to it’s versatile nature, the Gabardine Jacket is one of those true wardrobe workhorses that you’ll always be reaching for. One minute you’re wearing it with a pair of worn-in jeans and canvas tennis shoes, the next you’ve got it on with some chinos and a pair of chukka boots. Dressed up, or down, it’s ready to go.

One way ticket to Gabardine


Here are all the partners and suppliers we work with for our Gabardine Jacket and what goes into making them.

The materials and final garment have travelled a total of: 11,130 km (6,916 miles) from field to doormat.

Production of raw materials

Cooperative farming India

Spinning of raw material

SGL Filiati (TBM group) Italy

Environmental certification : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

They use 70% green energy and purify their waste-water before it goes back into the environment.


TBM group Italy

Environmental certification : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

TBM have been weaving fine fabrics for over 200 years.

Dyeing and finish

Varano Borghi (TBM group) Italy

Social certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100



Environmental certification: Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.


Road Haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Gabardine Jacket expressed in everyday activities that we can all easily relate to. There’s no point hiding from it: 

11.1 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 201 kms travelled by car.

354 L

water consumption

Equivalent to 5 showers lasting 5 min each. 

225 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 75 hours heating (in average appartment).

The Dynamic Duo


A tried-and-tested work-wear tone that works well across the board

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy changes of size

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

Satisfied or your money back

It costs nothing to try

If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.

The team

Four of us started Asphalte back in 2016. With a few years of experience in fashion under our belts, we wanted to make clothes, but not just any old clothes. Well-made clothes, designed to last, using great materials and made in good conditions. The guys we wanted to kit were our mates, who liked clothes but who weren't willing to go all out on a pair of jeans. We send them a survey to find out what they expected from a brand. Their answers were so enlightening that we opened the questionnaires up to everyone. Best decision we ever made.

Since then, you've been at the start of every clothes we make. We ask for your opinion on a product before we get busy with the design process, and that's the way forward for us.

We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make your wardrobe classics with the best materials and the best manufacturers. Above all, we're here to make things simple, stuff that you'll still be able to wear in ten years' time.

Over the last 4 years, we've gradually put together the dream team to make it happen on a larger scale. Today, there are 40 of us working to make your favourite clothes, in a quality that was once reserved for a handful of men.

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