There was a time I was sitting in the living room in Manchester at the Nanon-Stevie-Rose residence, and Stevie came wandering in from upstairs sporting a rather mouldy but outstanding bright yellow fisherman’s jacket. “eBay” she said. It was 2011 when Stevie acquired her fisherman’s jacket, and now three years later I’m enlightened and want in. I essentially jumped straight on eBay and started scouring for one before quickly giving up, not because my search was unsuccessful but because I was in a state of travel / mid-relocation and certainly didn’t have money to buy a bright yellow raincoat to be delivered to an address I wouldn’t be living at in a week’s time.
Moving forward a fortnight and I’m powering down 5th Avenue and was passing Rockefeller Plaza and thought I had to a least detour through the Plaza and gawk at the towering 30 Rock before I continued on. That’s when I spotted J.Crew and decided I might as well have a look around, even though for some reason in the back of my mind I’ve always disliked the idea of J.Crew and had never stepped inside one. To me J.Crew is like the slightly more expensive and American version of Topman. I still like a lot of gear in Topman, but something about its viral plaguing of shopping malls and high streets makes me steer away.
Inside I found what I didn’t know I was still looking for – the Penfield® Gibson Jacket. It features everything you would expect from a bright yellow hooded jacket. It’s a little heavy, waxy, waterproof, and attention grabbing. I’m all about it, and at close to $200 it is certainly a little more pricey than its second-hand fish-gut-resistant, older, mouldier brothers. Apologies for the blurry pics in advance. I didn’t have the confidence to take mirror-selfies with my obnoxiously large DSLR.
You can buy the Penfield Gibson Jacket at J.Crew, or buy it online here.