I've had my Utility Jacket for just over a month now. I do love the FIsherman's Yellow colour, it feels really smart. The material is very tactile. I've already had a number of positive comments about it from friends and family. Had an issue with the sizing at first. I'm pretty slight (5'9", 38 inch chest, just over 11 stone - or 175cm and just over 70kg) and was advised to go for the Small. It was quite snug, I could just about get a thin fleece under it. My wife thought it looked way too small on me. Via an online chat with Nick, I was able to swap for a Medium very promptly, without issue and I'm much happier with it - and so is my wife. I would still say that you couldn't describe it as 'roomy'. I think the fit is now great, almost looks tailored. As this is not what you get with your average jacket, this is just something to be aware it. I love the cut of the sleeves and cuffs. One criticism: I find the metal fasteners for the pockets and flaps to be very stiff - hopefully they will ease with use. I'm looking forward to many years of happy use.
This is my third Frahm jacket this year. And I have another workers jacket on pre-order. I’ve got a really problem. The problem I have is these jackets are just so effing good. I’ve been getting rid of cheaper stuff I’ve bought and don’t wear much. I’m getting into the ‘own less but better’ approach to clothes. This utility jacket is probably my favourite so far (I started my addiction with the gateway drug the Harrington). Like t Harrington it has a great cut. Especially the angled sleeves. The waterproofing got a good testing on my cycle home the other night. It definitely works. But not for anything too torrential. All in all it’s bloody ace and worth the higher price point. Reckon I’ll still be wearing it in 20 years.
I have owned dozens of high end jackets over the years, I am a proper Jacket Junkie, so I was excited to read about FRAHM, the products and the ethos of the business. I ordered the UFJ in February and received it in September as I had preordered the XL Long. I am 6’4” and 100kg but I would not consider myself to be a big build. However it was a good job I took the advice on going for the Long fit as this is still only just long enough, the fit is literally perfect but a few MM shorter would have been no use. If you are tall or have a long back of like a longer jacket then you need to go for the Long Fit. The Jacket is exceptional quality, I have worked in the clothing industry in the past and know the effort it takes to produce a garment of this quality at this price point in relatively small numbers. FRAHM of done an amazing job achieving it. The Fabric is fantastic and I already know its going to age well and get better looking. The inner liner is lovely and really helps when putting the jacket on and off. I have quite long arms and have always hated jackets that ride up when I am driving. I love the style of the arm on the UFJ with its scalloped wrist and articulated elbow, its the only jacket i have ever owned that I am truly happy with the way the sleeve sits. The soft fleeced lining of the inner wrist is great also. The hardware all feels supper strong and looks like its going to last a life time, one small niggle is the two neck poppers are not the easiest to fasten but its only a small thing. The inner breast pocket is a life savour as are the fleece hand warmer pockets. The main front pockets are big enough for my needs but I do still dream of the jacket that will take a full bottle of wine in the outer pocket and still close over. Over all I am delighted with the UFJ, for the price and compared to the competition it’s a bargain. I hope FRAHM keep developing their products but please don’t go to big a lose sight of the things that are making you special.
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 email@example.com 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