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.
The company was founded by 2 rugby playing friends who first met in a pub in Dartmouth whilst watching the rugby World Cup. JackSpeak as a concept was formed when the business experience of one and the design background of the other merged and the tiny spark of an idea was nurtured into the colourful shape it is today. Family connections to the Royal Navy also helped with the inclusion of an ex WREN and an officer's seamstress who was at the Britannia Royal Naval College for over 20 years. Combined with over 30 years experience in graphic design and 25 years international business experience this all culminated in helping the pair to develop an eye for detail and a nose for style which is reflected in all the products JackSpeak offer.
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.