PENFIELD UNVEILS THE RETURN OF THE PAC JAC FOR SS24: A 90S STYLE ICON

Penfield, renowned since 1975 for its blend of heritage and contemporary outerwear, proudly announces the revival of the Pac Jac for the SS24 season. Joining the esteemed Icons Collection, the Pac Jac represents a timeless piece meticulously restored from the brand’s archives to cater to the discerning tastes of a new generation.

Catapulted into the limelight by Oasis musician Noel Gallagher during the band’s legendary homecoming gigs at Maine Road, Manchester in 1996, the Pac Jac has since attained cult status among fashion aficionados and music enthusiasts alike, with previous releases consistently reappearing across vintage resell sites. Its resurgence in SS24 pays homage to the lasting allure of nineties streetwear and Penfield’s storied legacy in crafting enduring outerwear.

The Pac Jac seamlessly blends functionality with style, boasting a durable 100% nylon shell with a breathable polyester mesh lining. Released here in its most famous colourway, the signature design features a true red hue for the sleeves and hood, juxtaposed with a stone-coloured body, delivering a vibrant yet versatile aesthetic.

Key features of the Pac Jac include:

  • Packability: Conveniently packs away into its front pocket, equipped with a hang cord loop for easy transport and storage.

  • Advanced Weather Protection: Boasting a PFC-free durable water repellent coating, providing enhanced protection against wind and rain without compromising on comfort.

  • Enhanced Comfort: A bungee drawcord hood and elasticated cuffs offer personalised adjustability, while a functional mesh vent at the back ensures breathability during active pursuits.

  • Distinctive Accents: The iconic Penfield logo adorns the front kangaroo pocket, while an archive three-quarter length zip puller and woven label underscore the jacket’s heritage-inspired design.

Vogue dedicated an article to Noel Gallagher’s indelible connection with the Pac Jac and its revered status within fashion fandom folklore. The magazine stated, “With his devil-may-care attitude, the Britpop star’s influence went beyond the music, and his distinctive personal style filtered down to the wardrobes of legions of fans,” before concluding, “Consider the Pac Jac, a cool look whether you’re in the band or not.”

Penfield invites enthusiasts of both fashion and music to embrace the spirit of nineties nostalgia with the return of the Pac Jac. The jacket embodies the brand’s commitment to timeless style and enduring craftsmanship.