Burly and beautiful, this military corduroy from Japan is the perfect companion for our Field Jacket.
There are so many things that make this fabric a true stand out. First is the big weight. At 14 ounces, it has the most dense feel of almost any fabric we've felt. In fact, the mill in Japan was specifically trying to replicate a vintage military feel - something incredibly tough and long lasting and they succeeded. Next comes the unique weave in the form a bedford corduroy. Think of it as a more subtle corduroy. You get the vertical channels running up the fabric surface, but they are much more subtle. There is a texture to this jacket that you don't often get in other styles. Finally, the colors are vintage military, this one an incredibly dark navy.
Fit and construction both lend our field jacket its unique style. You’ll notice the care and attention to detail throughout this jacket. Defining the overall spirit of the jacket is the large stand collar that flows down into a nicely drawn-in waist, giving our jacket it’s iconic look while making it clean and well tailored. Four large snap closed cargo pockets sit on the front body, two on the chest, two above the bottom hem. All are sized to be functional while staying true to this jacket’s roots. We spent a lot of time on the small details on this jacket that really make it special when you put it on each day. A perfect example are the cuffs. Intricately constructed, they can be secured in two positions with custom Gustin hardware via a triangular tab. Instead of a simple cuff slit, we sew in a gusset, which makes going unbuttoned at the cuff a beautiful option as well. Another special detail is the main body closure. You get a large YKK zipper along with button closures, that when used, are nicely concealed under a placket to keep the front clean. Huge bar tacks provide separation and reinforcement along the placket. Inside side seams are clean finished with chambray binding while an inside chest pocket is sewn in for additional storage.
Jackets like ours that are made in the USA using our quality of material and construction are typically priced at $260 or higher. The efficiency of the Gustin model, with your support, lets us do much better.