December 08, 2014

Paper To Product: Italian Melton Wool Maritime Shirt Jackets

In order to improve last year's best-selling Maritime Shirt Jacket we updated the fit and developed a softer and warmer wool.

The most significant improvement to fit is a slimmer arm and a more functional shirt cuff. While this jacket is still designed to be layered, we felt it could spare a little fabric in the sleeve and benefit from a more fitted cuff that can also be rolled up when worn as a shirt.

In addition to a better fit, you'll really notice how soft it is while feeling more substantial. This year, we got ahead of the schedule and collaborated with a mill in Italy that works exclusively with wool. Together, we successfully developed a 16 oz. melton wool that is softer than any jacketing wool we've ever felt. Woven to also be incredibly dense, the wool excels at stopping wind and retaining core warmth.

When re-issuing classic pieces like this, it feels rewarding to put an extra years worth of wisdom and experience into the details. We hope this jacket serves you well this season and for many winters to come.