The Gustin Engineer Jacket - rugged roots, refined details, perfectly tailored fit and our favorite selvedge fabrics. This jacket represents the next step of our original Chore Coat to reflect even more attention to all the small things that make this style great. As always, it’s carefully sewn in the USA and delivered at a true value.
Our Engineer Jacket is an exercise in refinement and turning the crank until we had perfected each element. The first step was dialing in fit. We retain the classic roots of the shape while giving it a solid tailoring. The body is just right - fitted but not tight. The sleeves are clean and not overly wide, enhancing the sharpness of the silhouette. The classic point collar is there and we passed through countless shapes until we landed on the perfect length. The front hem bottoms are gently curved. We kept the classic 4 pocket front that defines this style and really lined up pocket size and placement. To honor the use of selvedge fabric and the tie in to this historic style we’re incorporating the selvedge in a few special ways. Some seen, other just for you to enjoy. There’s nothing better than seeing a long, “busted seam” with the selvedge edge. It’s the highlight for raw selvedge denim fans. We run this seam, unbroken up the entire back of the garment. You see it each time you reach for this jacket. Just for you to enjoy. On the outside, we incorporate the selvedge edge on the two small chest pockets.
For our launch, we're picking some outstanding selvedge examples. One of our longest running and we think most special styles to come out of the now closed White Oak plant from Cone Mills, the Cone BlueXBlack offers a fresh look. A blue warp (top surface) and black weft create a wonderfully saturated fabric. You get a subtle black shadow around the. Crisp and clean with a lighter weight of 11 ounces makes this style wearable on day one no matter the season. The wear-in is truly art.