About this project
You might know us from before, you may even have a Grand Frank shirt or suit in your wardrobe. But for the last year we have been working on something new and really special. And now, we’re incredibly excited to share what we believe is the best suede jacket out there.
When creating this jacket we focused on versatility. We wanted you to find an apparel which is perfect to wear in casual as well as formal environments. The jacket is easy to dress up- or down and will suit you in every occasion.
The Limoges model is inspired by the all-american workwear of the 40's. The collar and the buttons give this jacket a more dressy appearance.
The Marloes model is a modern take on the classic bomber jacket. Without the elastic hem, it’s versatile and takes on a tailored look.
When the tanning process is done, the hides are treated with a series of different mixture of oils, salts and other elements to create a durable and long-lasting material. Next up is the texturing process where the hides are thinned to 0.5 mm before they are sent over to the colouring.
Four days later, the dry leathers are sent to the cutting table where they are cut by hand in 2 different patterns. Our Marloes model contains of 37 different leather pieces and the Limoges model contains of 57 pieces. When the leather is cut, it is passed to our seamstress, Filomena, and her team. They work with each piece separately, and this is the part of the process where the jacket starts to take shape. The skilled seamstresses add our cotton blend lining together with all trims, including buttons and zippers.
After 5 weeks of hard work, love and dedication in the production process, the jacket is perfected and ready to be shipped.
We set out to challenge the established pricing model of today, where traditional luxury brands markup their prices up to 800%. Their business model includes distributors, agents, up-street retail locations and excessive marketing. As all these middlemen need their margin, the apparel ends up overpriced and silly expensive.
We decided to change that.
We believe that the this traditional model has to be updated and improved. By teaming up directly with our manufacturers, cutting out the middlemen and selling our products directly to you, we can now offer these premium quality jackets at factory direct prices.
Grand Frank was founded to give men the opportunity to wear formal clothing without compromising with their individuality and personal style. Founder and CEO Erik Bergström was working in a corporate automative environment at the time, and struggled to find clothing and accessories which reflected his personality, indeed any personality. He decided to create it himself and Grand Frank was born.
Ever since then our company has been built around creating staple pieces in a man’s wardrobe with richer stories and greater personality. Our simply philosophy is that if you love what you’re wearing, you’ll feel great, easy as that.
Welcome to Grand Frank
Risks and challenges
We are a dedicated team who are confident we can confront any situation that may occur. We teamed up with a manufacturer which has produced leather apparel for decades and are well prepared to produce large quantities.
Our Suede Jacket is fully developed and we are ready to get into production.
When providing worldwide shipping, custom delays may occur. We are well prepared to make it go as smoothly as possible, and will assist as much as we possibly can.
We are excited to have you with us throughout this journey, and we will do everything in our power to keep you satisfied every step of the way.
Thank you for making this possible.
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