Land Rover Chief Design Officer Prof Gerry McGovern OBE and bespoke Savile Row tailor Henry Poole & Co create a unique jacket fabric to celebrate 50 years of Range Rover, inspired by the exterior paint colours of the original
Gerry McGovern OBE and bespoke Savile Row tailor Henry Poole & Co create unique jacket fabric to celebrate 50 years of Range Rover. The Original 1970s exterior colour palette was Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold and Davos White. This colour palette inspires the modern classic dog-tooth check fabric. Henry Poole will create 50 bespoke men and women’s jackets from the Range Rover fabric, tailored to meet each customer’s individual requirements.
The Tuscan Blue, Davos White and Bahama Gold exterior paint colours are also available on the limited-edition Range Rover Fifty revealed in June 2020. For those wanting a piece of history, the Range Rover Reborn programme offers the unique opportunity to purchase a highly collectable original 1970s Range Rover.
The original luxury SUV has defined the market since 1970 and, five decades on, Range Rover has evolved into a family of desirable and capable luxury vehicles with a compelling blend of design, refinement and engineering innovation.
The fabric, woven in Somerset by cloth manufacturer Fox Brothers & Co Ltd, is inspired by the exterior paint colours of the original 1970 Range Rover. Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold and Davos White have been combined to create a new twist on the classic dog-tooth check fabric.
They have produced 120 metres of the lambswool fabric, which is enough to make 50 bespoke jackets for Range Rover’s landmark anniversary, available exclusively from Henry Poole & Co.
These colours are available for the first time in 35 years on the limited-edition Range Rover Fifty. Limited to 1,970 units globally, it celebrates half a century of pioneering innovation, peerless refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability.
Both Henry Poole and Range Rover have a unique heritage and the ability to create highly desirable products. The exclusivity of both the Henry Poole jacket and the Range Rover Fifty edition make it a rarity which is something that appeals to both Henry Poole and Range Rover customers.
- PROF GERRY MCGOVERN OBE | LAND ROVER’S CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
It has been a fantastic opportunity to work with Gerry McGovern and develop a jacket to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Range Rover. The cloth has been inspired by a heritage colourway featuring a Tuscan Blue lining and Bahama Gold under-collar, yet designed to have a modern casual twist, which can also be worn with timeless elegance. The comfort that comes with Henry Poole pure bespoke completes the pinnacle of Savile Row tailoring.
- SIMON CUNDEY | HENRY POOLE & CO MANAGING DIRECTOR
With its clamshell bonnet, distinctive floating roof, split tailgate and trademark front fender vents, the Range Rover of today can still trace its roots back to the 1970 original. In its golden anniversary year it is now the most efficient, connected, luxurious and capable yet.
For those wanting to own an original 1970s model, the Range Rover Reborn programme offers prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase a highly collectible original Range Rover in authentic colours, including Bahama Gold and Tuscan Blue.