We've been waiting to grab more of this amazing Italian fabric ever since we got our hands on it. Brown and black combine in a rare box weave to create a rich glowing fabric that works perfectly in our chore coat.
This chore coat uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Italy. A fabric that combines weave and shade to form something much greater than the sum of those two parts is how we would describe this material. The weave sets the stage -- it's the first basket woven fabric we've used. You can see very clearly defined squares from horizontal yarns woven against vertical yarns. This highlights the shade in both yarns and in this fabric's case that's a wonderful thing to do. The dominant shade is an incredibly rich, almost redwood brown. It glows. Beneath that, is jet black yarn, which creates a shadow and even more richness. It's really a thing of beauty. Overall, this jacket feels substantial on, but also quite supple. The colors work perfect with denim. This is certainly one of our most unique jacket fabrics to date and one we'll be adding to our collections.
The overall style pays respect to the long tradition of chore coats - functional and understated. As usual, we give our version a more tailored body and make sure the length hits in just the right spot in the middle of your back pockets. It has two full hand pockets on the lower front, each single needle stitched with bar-tacks for added strength. Up top, there is one chest pocket left open and secured with custom Gustin rivets. The other chest pocket receives a flap with button closure. Both are also single needle construction. An inside chest pocket lets you tuck away your wallet or phone. Flat felling is used on main seams and all pockets are clean finished.
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.