JackSpeak was created to reflect the history and heritage that has been formed between the Royal Navy and Dartmouth over the centuries. Home to the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth boasts a beautifully sheltered deep water port which is often referred to as the jewel of the South Hams. Sailing, fishing and the sea has shaped the harbour and its people which JackSpeak reflects in its choice of nautical and naval influenced garments.
Living in Dartmouth and surrounded by Naval traditions, the idea was sparked by family connections to the Royal Navy which includes an officer's seamstress at the Britannia Royal Naval College. 25 years experience in graphic design has developed an eye for detail and a nose for style which is reflected in all the products JackSpeak offers.
Why Jack Speak?
It is the term for the colourful 'slanguage' used by sailors over the centuries and is a wonderful world of inspiration for a nautical clothing range. This unique colloquial form of communication has it's origins in every corner of the globe and is still very much in use today. Whether you're getting 'ship-shape and Bristol fashion' or are 'cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey' JackSpeak can be heard everywhere.