Great quality jacket with caveats (2021-06-22)
Bought to add to my ever growing collection of safari type clothes. This is probably the best of the safari-type jackets I own, and those two aren't slouches in quality either. One being an ancient khaki Banana Republic jacket, and a discontinued Cabela's Hemingway-style jacket. However, those two are in a much lighter, almost shirt-like twill weave; the WPG Bush Jacket is made out of a sturdier khaki drill.

Being the historical predecessor for the modern safari jacket, however, there are some features that differ on the garment. Instead of a bi-swing back, the jacket has a center gusseted back pleat, and additionally, it has a rear split vent instead of side-vents on the hem (both of which I think look better). The skirt hem is also longer at 1 3/4 in material overlap, instead of the usual 1 in. The lower pockets are bellowed just like modern safari jackets, but they do not have the side slit handwarmer pockets. It also has 2 placket buttons less than safari jackets, one at the collar and one at the very bottom. And the two chest pockets each have two press-studs at the scalloped corners to hold them down (which I removed).

These are not negatives, only differences.

Like other reviews say, the buckle that comes buttoned-in with the belt is...well. It's usable, if you don't have any other option. But I personally would replace the brown plastic buckle with a nice brass one from BuckleGuy. Because the others haven't mentioned it—you'll want a buckle with a 1 3/4 inch width. You can use a slightly larger 2 inch buckle if you have one on hand, but a 1 3/4 inch buckle will fit better. I got a brass double-loop square, and it looks far better than the brown plastic buckle.

James - United States
Great service as usual (2021-05-10)
Lovely Bush Jacket best I’ve had so far.

Bowley - UK
Excellent (2021-02-06)
Excellent, fast delivery, a little big but that was my fault, not WPG, I still love it, with take to tailor to take in a little, Not a problem, Great quality of product. Thanks again, Highly recommend ;-)

Thompson - US
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