Meet our vintage Field Jacket taken in a totally new direction with top quality melton wool.
When we have a style that's dialed in we love to explore new fabrics. Fabric can totally transform the look and feel of a jacket and today we have the perfect example. We start with our military inspired Field Jacket shape. The rugged style notes, from the large snap pockets and huge YKK zipper are nicely balanced by the tailored fit and intricate construction. It's a style rooted in the past but clearly modern enough to enjoy today.
Next comes the heavy melton wool from Canada which creates an entirely fresh look. Melton wools are known for their dense, smooth texture. This version feels almost felt-like. At 14 ounces it's designed to keep you warm, but it's flowing enough to be comfortable and easy to enjoy right away. The light heather grey color is lively and pairs well with a wide range of chinos and raw denim. This is just a super tough wool that's comfortable, built to last and keep you toasty warm in winter.
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.