We introduced this special fabric in our Harrington Jacket and knew immediately that we had to use it again. It's one of the most unusually beautiful twills we've found in a long time. Sewn up in our military inspired Field Jacket, it makes a classic that much better.
This special fabric from Japan has it all. Unlike a traditional twill with a very solid color surface, this version has much more complexity. A solid base color is contrasted with a tonal complement a few shades lighter or darker. What's even cooler is how a that lighter thread gets a bit of the dark twisted into it creating a unique corkscrew effect. The subtle formality of this fabric is a refreshing contrast to the more rugged styling of our Field Jacket, creating a great balance. Wearability is also a dream. This fabric is intensely soft but still solid at 8 ounces. It allows the jacket to hang perfectly and almost disappear on your body. Finally, this version uses a bright olive base with a dark complimenting color for an vintage military look.
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.