Whilst the upper classes dress down to go out, the working class dress up.

Dating back to the second half of the 19th century, and ever since, sub-cultures have been created and driven almost exclusively by those in the working class communities. Starting with the Scuttlers of Manchester in the 1870's and their monotony towards life in the slums, advancing through to the Teddy Boys, Mods and Rockers era of the 50's, through to the Punk and Skin scenes, Ska, Reggae, the 80's and 90's skate scene, right up to today's contemporary minimalism. They were all the brainchild of those fighting for an identity - an identity that correlates conclusively with fashion - so it makes sense to call these people heroes.

With this premise as his inspiration, Working Class Heroes was founded in 2006 by Thomas Bowden. The initial intent was to sell a range of skate and street clothing from all around the globe to the good people of Ulverston, Cumbria, from his tiny shop in a shady looking alleyway. Since 2006 the company has moved to a bigger, better, less creepy location, sweeping up new brands, stories and people along the way.

Our ranges of footwear, clothing and homeware is comprised of a brand mix that appeals to us. Not one that follows a particular genre or alignment, but one that we feel goes together, blurring the lines between distinctions and classifications in order to create something beautiful. 

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Battenwear Packable Anorak Navy

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One of New York-based Battenwear's favourite summer silhouettes. Made from 100% Taslan nylon, it's super lightweight, weather-resistant, packable and completed with a woven tag and adjustable hood.  

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Battenwear Packable Anorak

Designer Shinya Hasegawa, who previously worked on the Woolrich Woolen Mills collection, is a lifelong vintage clothing hound. Working in the garment industry, he spent his life admiring 60's, 70's and 80's surf, street and outdoor collections - a time that appeared to be in constant change with a forward-moving energy. This inspiration lead him to set up his own brand - Battenwear.

Founded in 2011, Battenwear is based in New York City. All of their clothing is made in the USA - in fact, it's all made in a factory that's just a couple minutes walk away from their studio and showroom in NYC's garment district. This means that they can spend their time ensuring that quality is ever present in the production of their gear, and never wavers from the high standards that Shinya has set. 

This jacket is a timeless classic from Battenwear which combines a higher-level of outerwear fashion with some retro sport vibes. It's made from an extremely lightweight single shell of 100% Taslan nylon. This specific nylon is known for having the technical properties of nylon, whilst having the same levels of comfort as a cotton jersey. The shell is weather-resistant, fighting off showers and winds, and drying quickly once the weather subsides. 

It comes in a regular fit which is true to size, and it has a drawcord hood and hem to adjust the fitting to suit you, as well as buttoned cuffs. In a pullover style, the neck is zippered with a buttoned storm flap and it has a side zip for a more functional wear, making it easier to throw on and off. It has a large front pocket which is zippered and finished with a woven branded Battenwear tag. 

This packable jacket is the ideal spring/summer companion, whether you're hiking in the Lakes or drinking in NYC. Get it bagged.

  • Regular fit
  • 100% Taslan nylon 
  • Weather-resistant
  • Drawcord hem and hood 
  • Zip-up neck and side 
  • Large front pocket 
  • Woven logo tag
  • Buttoned cuffs

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