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You Work Hard.

You Live Well.

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Designers Eric and Kathie Adams created Brit & Blue as a way of interweaving two very different inspirations. The first is a love of fine tailoring, particularly that done in Britain. The second is an upbringing in America’s heartland where a relentless work ethic in the coal mines and farm fields has for generations been the path to a respectable way of life.

Signature Jacket

◇ 10-ounce Duck Cloth Fabric ◇ Canvas Construction ◇ Slanted Lower Pockets ◇ Ticket Pocket ◇ Inside Cigar Pocket ◇ 3-Button Cuffs ◇ Contrast Pic Stitching ◇ Individually Numbered ◇ Bespoke Craftsmanship ◇ Signed by Designer

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“My Brit & Blue jacket means more to me than any other sport coat. Being a small town farmer, the versatility of the jacket has allowed me to fit in at a variety of occasions. Not to mention the awesome conversations the coat brings to the table.”

— Chase Sailer

"If someone asked us to name the coolest and tastiest coat in the haberdashery we would quickly say, "Brit and Blue!"

— WM King Clothiers

"I took my daughter to an event last night. Had three different people ask me where I got the jacket!"

— Eric Moorman

“My grandfather was a janitor, yet he put four sons through college. Two generations later, his grandson is partner is one of the oldest law firms in Southern Illinois. For me, this sport coat and the spirit in which it was created is a reminder of where I came from and affirmation of where I am.”

— Kelly Phelps

An Inspired Company

The vein of our story runs not through the design districts of Milan. Nor the couture houses of Paris. No, the vein that gave and gives life to our clothing, including and especially our first-born hacking jacket, is made from a material not often considered a source of much inspiration — artistic or otherwise. Dirty and dusty, dangerous to extract, the vein we tap into is coal.

Born and reared in the heart of Southern Illinois coal country — aka Little Egypt to those in the know — our founder took keen note of his father's hard work at a coal company machine shop. And of the hard-lined, soot-stained faces of his father's friends and his friends' fathers. Grit and grime and grinding it out were the keys to, if not the good life, an inarguably respectable one.

That environment bred an appreciation for sweat and sacrifice, and a desire to celebrate those whose own stories saw them moving up but never moving on. Stories that prove the finer things in life aren't always frilly or fragile.

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