A Child of the Jago
Since its launch in 2009 A Child Of The Jago has continued to champion, create and produce small runs of fine quality clothing. A Child of the Jago garments are made in the UK, many of them in their own Clerkenwell workshop. Styles are inspired by their hero's like the jacket that Chief Red Cloud took from the battlefield, or Isambard Kingdom Brunel wore whilst engineering the Industrial Revolution, what Billy Fury wore when he melted a thousand hearts, or the shirt on Jack Sheppard’s back when he mounted the scaffold in 1724.
Since inception their philosophy has been to provide an antidote or ‘anti brand’ if you like, to the branded juggernaut of mass-produced fashion and sterile clothing that pollutes our environment and our minds. 2014 saw the introduction of a new line of menswear, Jack Sheppard. Jack Sheppard was the infamous London highpad, house-breaker and prison breaker who spectacularly escaped from Newgate Gaol twice. He was finally caught dressed in a handsome black suit with gold watch robbed from a pawnbroker’s house in Drury Lane. On 16th November 1724 he was taken to the Tyburn Tree through the largest ever public turnout of spectators and supporters, one third of London’s population at the time came to see Jack meet his fate on the scaffold.