Named after a British war hero turned garment factory owner, Private White V.C. creates premium clothing based on its namesake's own collection and meticulously constructed from locally sourced materials. Ventile is a densely woven 100 percent cotton fabric developed in England during World War II as a solution to a problem the Royal Air Force was having. After losing shot-down pilots to exposure in the Arctic Ocean, they switched their flight suits to Ventile and found that the survival rate skyrocketed thanks to the fabric's waterproof nature. After decades of high performance, it's still used today for the RAF and NATO air forces and in this parka.