We promise to give £10 to Mind charity for every jacket sold, from our pocket not yours, whatever the price it's sold at.
Why? Businesses and brands can in a small way, promote kindness and DO good, not just sell stuff, or make things worse. Can't they? Shouldn't they?
We feel all businesses should give back. Not just monetarily, but in thoughts and deeds. We have a responsibility to act better, because businesses are human organisms and brands can have a worrying amount of power to do good, or bad.
Plus, selfishly, it makes us feel better about selling, err, jackets. They're great jackets, but they won't save the world. They're just jackets.
We can help attitudinally as well as practically. For us, that might mean talking in accessible, unfiltered ways about real, fallible, strong but equally fragile people. We've all suffered tragedy and pain. Some much more than others. We can show empathy and we can DO empathic things.
It means, without finger wagging or becoming hectoring in tone, that we address important issues like toxic masculinity, trolling, mental health, women's rights and a bunch of other vital stuff. Hopefully in an engaging, entertaining (if appropriate) and humane way.
With the £10, we wanted to do 'nice things' but it felt too wooly. One thing we've learnt in years of doing this is be clear, to yourself and to others. It's best to make a definite commitment. If times are tough, we stick to it. Done.
We're talking to charities about working with them. Not just to give them money but to help out. How is not settled, but we do know we're most interested in the human side of charity work: Disadvantaged or abused kids, mental health, disability and our personal obsession... creating opportunities and positive relationships for kids that have little or nobody to cling to. That one interaction, loving act or person who change a downward trajectory into an upward.
We're here to help, guide and inspire.
Also: Deliveries as usual. Double donations to Mind. A wee sale. 20% pre-order discount is back. Some pre-order re-jigging.
Tips from someone who's been there.
Get through Coronavirus anxiety, or indeed any anxiety a bit better.
Our jackets are tough and beautiful because that's life and the best of life.
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FRAHM jackets are cut for real men's bodies and movement. We've subtly altered classic tailoring for more movement, for real life. Our jackets do not have a restrictive teenage 'fashion' cut. Our customers rave about our fit.
Our best guide to size is your favourite existing jacket or suit jacket. Look for the inches or CM, not "medium" or "large", as these definitions differ wildly between brands.
"Tall" sizes are for very tall men, offering exactly the same jacket with significantly longer arms and torso.Don't buy one if you're above average - our standard sizes will fit. Our arm lengths are longer than most.
If you have any questions or concern you are an unusual fit, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or Live Chat us (bottom right hand corner here) and we will discuss sizing with your personally.
MILES - ARTIST & SMALL BUSINESS CO-OWNER:
40" chest. 6'5". Long limbed, very slim. Wearing medium tall dark navy Waterproof City Coat.
CHRIS - CEO, OUTDOOR SPORTS ENTHUSIAST:
39" chest. 5'9". Slim, athletic physique. Wearing medium black Utility Field Jacket