This is the heaviest wool we have ever offered up in our CPO and it is truly a thing of beauty.
This Gustin CPO (Chief Petty Officer) jacket is made out of wool from Pendleton Woolen Mills in the USA. If you're looking for the finest wool, Pendleton jumps to the top of the list. It's hard to find a company with more history, and given the look of this style, they clearly have a strong creative side as well. This wool starts with a rich and earthy muted green base and combines with a burgundy, brown, light teal and rusty orange to create the ultimate plaid for Winter. At 15 oz's this wool is thick and substantial. Even though this is the heaviest wool we have ever offered, it is still malleable and not at all stiff - you can easily move freely in this jacket. This fabric is 100% wool but it isn't scratchy at all, it is smooth and soft. The plaid in this fabric contrasts perfectly with denim in any state of wear. This is the perfect jacket for bundling up - it will keep you extremely warm on those chilly days and you'll look stylish while fighting off the elements.
As usual, attention to details on our CPO is an obsession for us. Significant flat felling is used throughout, from side-seams to shoulders to sleeves, for a clean finish and added toughness. The front placket, cuffs, collar and yoke all receive lining using a blue cotton/linen chambray. This gives the garment subtle shadow and contrast. Small side gussets are sewn into the side hems, also from blue cotton/linen chambray, and secured with two bartacks. Another detail that adds both function and style. Pockets are a hallmark of any good CPO and something we paid great attention to. There are two symmetrical front chest pockets and a single pocket on the left sleeve that gives you a nice place to stash small items. Inside, you get a large side entry pocket from blue cotton/linen chambray. All flap pockets, cuffs and front are secured with aged brass snaps.
The fit is designed to be tailored while still accommodating light weight items underneath. The length is longer than our button downs. We recommend selecting the same size in our CPO as you wear in our jackets. You can size up if you like to layer with thick garments underneath.