Frank Bullitt jacket (GPL926)
Product InformationIn the 1968 movie Bullitt, McQueen played Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, a San Francisco cop charged with keeping a key witness in a Mafia criminal trial safe from some hitmen.
It was one of McQueen's most famous roles and on the streets of San Francisco the Ford Mustang 390GT he drove and a black Dodge Charger created the most famous car chase scene of all time.
At the wheel of the car and indeed in most of the film's scenes, McQueen wore a herringbone tweed jacket with elbow patches, over a French Navy roll neck jumper.
Until now, there's never been an accurate copy of that jacket, but now there is.
This one is totally faithful to the original in almost every respect.
The cloth is a Scottish Tweed of an almost identical pattern and colouring to McQueen's.
The notched lapels are the same, as is the button arrangement, right down to the top button and button hole which are part concealed behind the lapel.
Like McQueen's jacket, this version has three external flapped pockets and twin vents at the rear. The jacket replicates the swelled edging of the original.
In only one key respect does the replica differ from the Lieutenant's actual garment. You see his was actually a shooting jacket with rather bizarre elbow panels. The left patch was extended down the arm to protect the jacket when lying on the grass aiming a rifle
They would look out of place on a jacket today and so this replica has a more standard arrangement.
In tailoring terms, this is an exquisite jacket, designed and put together by a Savile Row cutter, but as there is no middle-man between us and our customers, we are able to offer it at a fraction of the price you would expect to pay for a coat of this quality at, say, a Jermyn Street gentleman's outfitter.
It's a great piece of classic styling. All you need now is a turtle neck jumper and, of course, a Highland Green Mustang 390GT.
- Made from Scottish Tweed
- The notched lapels and button arrangement, right down to the top button and button hole which are part concealed behind the lapel, replicate the original jacket
- Three external flapped pockets and twin vents at the rear
- Satin lining
- Internal pockets
- King of Cool label inside
- Elbow patches