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Foreign Correspondent's Jacket 2024

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Smart, belted waxed jacket inspired by classic motorcycling, for international business travel in varying environments.


Your jacket will be sent from 13th September 2024.

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Our customers rave about our fit, check out the reviews.

FRAHM jackets are cut for real men's bodies and action. We've subtly altered classic tailoring for more movement, for real life. Our jackets do not have a restrictive teenage 'fashion' cut. 

Size Chart: 




Size by your actual body measurements, not copying your size in another brand. Fit can vary wildly between brands and their size may not be ours.

HEIGHT: This is the easy one – measure yourself from the top of your head to your heel. (Sometimes easier to do against a wall we find.)

CHEST: To find out your chest size, take a tape measure and wrap it under your armpits at the fullest part of your chest.

ARM: Measure from the shoulder seam to the bony bit on your wrist (yes, that is the biological term).



If you can't measure your chest circumference, the best guide to size is your best fitting existing jacket or suit jacket. Then Live Chat us and we can advise what your size is.

"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.

If you have shorter arms, we will happily have your sleeves shortened from a minimum of 3cm for you when possible (most of the time it is). Typically alterations take 3 - 4 weeks.  

If you have any questions please do Live Chat or email us on



This is Nick's (found of FRAHM) ode to journalists and living curiously. His mum was a journo who spoke many languages. Nick grew up respecting other cultures and what they offer us all.

He wanted to create an investment jacket that is at home on a live broadcast from a rainy rooftop in Shanghai as it is crossing a dusty Jordanian mountain pass at night.

Build Quality

Heavy grade British Millerain washable dry-waxed cotton outer - that can literally be 'dragged through brambles'

Brushed odour-resistant pure cotton flannel lining

Ultra-durable professional AustriAlpin Cobra adjustable belt clasp, rated to 100kg (18kn) pull-strength

Oversized YKK Aquaguard waterproof zips throughout

Magnetic collar closure for secure use at speed, with one hand

Hardened stainless steel B:Lock gunmetal snaps by Cobrax - used by special forces units Worldwide due to their strength and reliability

Hidden gunmetal stainless steel mesh underarm vent portholes - 3 on each side

Rare Japanese Shimada rubber zip pulls for easy use with gloved hands

Design Details

9 pockets in total:

  • 2 large front bellows 'envelope' cargo pockets with Cobrax snap closures
  • 100% cotton moleskin-lined hand pockets, behind cargo pockets
  • 2 chest cargo pockets with Cobrax snap closures
  • 1 YKK Aquaguard zipped chest pocket under left chest pocket, to fit a smartphone
  • 1 YKK zipped interior chest pocket for valuables
  • 1 horn button closure large interior pocket for paperback book

High stand collar lined with 100% cotton moleskin

Reinforced quilt-stitched armoured shoulders

Tough belt retainer loops at sides

Scalloped cuffs for extra hand coverage, yet unrestricted hand grip

Subtle textured black FRAHM exterior brand label

Pleated articulated elbows

Snap adjustable cuffs with pure cotton moleskin lining

Cobrax snap adjusted side hip bellows for comfortable sitting or active movement

Twin needle stitching for extra strength, throughout

Cream on black FRAHM embroidered herringbone brand label, inside neck


11 sizes, for every shape of man

2024 edition proof of authenticity artwork as internal embroidered label

Hanger loop on inside of neck

Embroidered inner brand label and care instructions in plain English

Machine wash cool, low spin, non-bio or sensitive detergent, no conditioner. If you use conditioner by mistake, just rinse

Dry flat or hang

Cool iron, if you can be bothered (you won't need to)

Do not dry clean

This is a natural waxed jacket, so it will develop it's own unique patina from wear, over time

Sustainability: The most important way we can help is always making a garment that is built to last, not binned after a season

Made at RexTrex, a British owned waxed-cotton specialist manufacturer in China

Biodegradable natural exterior and interior fabrics

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
The Foreign Correspondent's Jacket has the lot!

It's winter and it's good to have the my Foreign Correspondent's Jacket, which looks great, is keeping the weather out and has enough space for layering up.

In fact, if I spec'd a jacket, the Foreign Correspondent's Jacket would be very close to what I'd be after.

One of my main annoyances with other jackets is not having enough secure pockets to comfortably get all my bits and bobs in without having to take a separate bag out with me. The FCJ has this covered with pockets that are secured by various types of quality fasteners and zips.

The FCJ tips a wink to retro styling, doesn't need rewaxing, which is a big plus, is washable and looks better with wear, I hear. It's somewhere between a jacket and coat, which works for me.

At present, I find myself constantly looking for excuses to leave the house so that I can wear my FCJ once again!

Justin Holt
Beautiful design and craftsmanship

This is my third Frahm 'investment' jacket. It is just as carefully made as the others with obsessive attention to detail and design. I use all the pockets for travelling and value the ruggedness of the zips and press-stud buttons. I expect it will outlast me as the quality of the materials is exceptional. The sizing is perfect. It's a little heavier than expected, however, I have an original field jacket on order which will solve that issue.

John Robinson
Fabulous just need a little italian rain to match the top notch styling and fit a tiny nudge as y...

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