This is truly the ultimate fabric combination - impossibly rugged and velvety soft. This is the moleskin we've been searching for and it's the perfect companion for our military inspired Field Jackets. The value simply makes these irresistible.
There is a very specific contrast that we find in our absolute favorite fabrics. They have a true sense of ruggedness and heft, while also feeling luxuriously soft and easy to live with. Sometimes you have to work to get there, like a heavy raw denim, other times you truly can have your cake and eat it too right on day one. This new moleskin is truly the best of both worlds. Moleskin is a workwear fabric at its core, designed to be incredibly dense and durable. Just like previous moleskins we've used, this version has a substantial 10 ounce weight and an impossibly dense weave. You can feel the sturdiness of this jacket the moment you pick it up. However, unlike our previous moleskins, the touch of this version is surprising. It is pure luxury. It feels like a cross between velvet and felt. The almost peach-like surface is one of the softest we've experienced. It's really the contrast of the weight and density with the suppleness that's so special. It makes our intricately constructed Field Jacket a joy to wear. Each color is deeply saturated and left pure for you to develop through years of hard wear. If we were to own a single version of our Field Jacket, this might be it.
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.