PROVENANCE [ THE FOX TEBA JACKET ]
Made in Fox Cloth by Justo Gimeno in Zarragoza
The first Teba Jacket was created on Savile Row for the need of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. As he was a hunter, this light and comfortable jacket was ideal for the practice of his favorite sport. The King offered, in act of generosity, this jacket to one of his friends and hunting partners, the Count of Teba, who rigorously wore it during all his excursions in the Spanish countryside. Since then, the jacket took the name of its new owner: Teba.
Justo Gimeno’s started in 1885 when he travelled to Argentina and began training as a tailor. When he returned to Spain, he opened his first workshop at Zaragoza, the city where Justo Gimeno is still operating today. Since that time Gimeno’s family realized high quality, British inspired, casual and hunting clothes. One of their famous products is the iconic Teba Jacket, well-known all over Spain.
Fox Brothers, the English woollen mill established in Somerset in 1772 is credited with being the originator of fine woollen and worsted flannels during the last century and is still said to produce the best in the world. According to style connoisseurs, when choosing flannel, “always be sure to ask for it (Fox) by name”.