Last fall Engineered Garments made up their version of a safari jacket exclusively for Beams Plus after Kenichi Kusano, the director, had become interested in the aesthetic and found a vintage piece to send Daiki. The tale has it that Mr. Suzuki isn't a big fan of some of the original details like epaulets and some of the things that make it more of a safari jacket. Thus, the Ashfield was born in its current state and has now been made available on the Beams website. The khaki twill cotton is really the perfect fabric for the jacket and I was excited to find my size last fall when we visited the Beams Plus shops. The jacket has been featured in our last online issue as well as the Beams catalog where you can see how it can look quite nice for daily wear. If you don't manage to pick it up this spring from Japan, the model will be available next fall in some other nice fabric options and colors – we are looking forward to getting our hands on it in a few months.