Private Jack White was a British war hero whose show of valor during World War I earned him the Victoria Cross. After his service, he became a pattern-cutting apprentice at a Manchester, England factory that he would later go on to own. Today, that same factory produces Private White's namesake collection influenced by styles worn by the man himself and crafted with the highest quality possible from locally sourced materials. Take this double-zip track jacket—it's based on an old-British motorcyle racing jacket with a heavy waxed cotton shell, supple leather accents and clean copper hardware. From its look and feel, it seems like this piece will still be kicking around in another hundred years.