“The character and quality of the Norman Hilton jacket results from relentless specialization in the art of tailoring a sports coat. Its creators have never been concerned with suits, tuxedos, topcoats, or other models and styles. From the start, they have simply tried to make an outstanding sports coat.”
“The Hilton jacket’s kind of soft tailoring is at home in fine tweeds. It brings out the rugged beauty of Scotland’s magnificent Shetlands and cashmeres and fits you with the relaxed comfort of an old pair of slippers”
—Norman Hilton, circa 1955
Though Norman Hilton’s natural shoulder jackets are at home in fine tweeds, this spring sees their introduction in navy hop-sack, oatmeal linen, tan wool/linen herringbone, and authentic Indian Matka silk. The silhouette has been slimmed down slightly while maintaining its inherent ease of wear-ability. Much like last autumn, the cut is still based off an original Norman Hilton 1963 pattern, boasting details like un-padded shoulders, an un-darted front, throat latch, and the famous 3/2 notch lapel roll. I revisited Princeton’s storied campus to create the spring ‘11 imagery in conjunction with Chris Callis, the Princeton Tiger working with Nick Hilton since the re-launch of the Norman Hilton brand last fall.
These jackets, along with select fall styles, are now available at NormanHilton.com.
Photographed in Princeton, NJ
Photographs: F.E. Castleberry
Styling: Chris Callis