The Hikerdelic Buxton Full Zip Jacket Olive takes our popular Conway Smock and remodels it into something completely different. Sure, it boasts a hood, a similar fit, shape etc, but the full zip and two front pockets make it altogether more utilitarian.
And as for Buxton, well, we admire the Derbyshire town of spring water fame, but this is not named after said place.
No, it takes its name from a native of the small corner of the world in which Hikerdelic's HQ is rooted.
Richard Buxton taught himself to read at 16 and worked as an apprentice shoemaker on Port Street, Manchester. Most of his life was lived in relative poverty in the Ancoats area of the city. He found pleasure in studying and documenting nature, in particular the plants in the region.
He was also author of a book called '𝘈 𝘉𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘍𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴, 𝘔𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘭𝘨æ, 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘪𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳'.
Which really, is quite fantastic, isn't it?
To our shame, the names we choose for our clothing are sometimes left a little late in the development process, and yet even with little time to mull over what to call our latest release we still managed to find someone who embodies what we aspire to make Hikerdelic about. That is, an honest, hard-working self-starter who has a thirst for knowledge, a love of nature and a yearning for new experiences.
In a season where our message is to connect with nature and Get Out More, here's a guy who was doing it nearly 200 years before us. And he lived and died 100 yards from where we work today.
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