Back in the 80s, men had Member's Only jackets. Back
in the Medieval and Renaissance periods, men had
doublets. Doublets were a lot like Member's Only
jackets, except that doublets were actually cool, and
didn't lose their popularity for hundreds of years.
Also, doublets weren't made in Malaysia and were
usually extremely well made, using the finest fabrics
available. Doublets also usually were slightly padded
and tight-fitting and were a lot more expensive than
Member's only jackets. Which brings me to the fact
that Member's Only jackets really are nothing like
doublets. And makes me really start to regret even
bringing up the whole Member's Only comparison
This doublet is a replica of a Scottish doublet from
the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, which as I
understand it, is pronounced,
Ed-ee-na-bur-ski-la-woo-jeh, or something like that.
Cool feature number one is that the doublet has
detachable sleeves. How wild is that? So, if
you want to be warm and cozy, you wear it with the
sleeves on. If you want to show off your guns, or just
let off a little heat, wala, the sleeves come off. We
had a bad moment with our former intern when we first
got them because someone mis-read the description and
thought it said "detachable arms." It wasn't a very
big deal, though. We have a new intern now and
we now have one of these doublets that we can sell as
a scratch and dent with minor (editor's note: major)
bloodstains on it.
These doublets have an amazing 30 buttons sewed onto
them. Not that the buttons are amazing, mind you, it's
just amazing that they have 30 oif them. Come to think
of it, though, the buttons are large and beautiful,
and, yes, amazing too. A single-breasted closure and
gold trimming throughout the doublet make this an
absolutely awesome-looking piece.
Machine wash and tumble dry.