Installment #2 of our basket weave fabric from Italy is for indigo purists. A dark indigo-indigo base makes for the perfect starting point for a chore coat.
This chore coat uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Italy. We debuted this fabric in a rare brown-black composition. Now we're getting back to our roots with a pure blue version. The basket weave sets the stage. You can see very clearly defined squares from horizontal yarns woven against vertical yarns. This serves to deepen the indigo shade overall. Both yarns in this fabric are dyed to a deep midnight blue, which gives this jacket a slightly more formal appearance. Overall, this jacket feels substantial on, but also quite supple. The basket weave gives it a more open feel to the touch. The colors work perfectly with denim or nice kahki chino. 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.