November 04, 2015

Paper to Product: Edition 231

No material balances rugged and handsome aesthetics with foul weather protection as well as waxed cotton. In cities with inclement weather, the naturally waxed cloth has a centuries old reputation for serving as the backbone of outwear pieces. The fabric is particularly cherished by those men who are as passionate about the outdoors as they are about their trade.

As we build out a comprehensive collection of outwear staples, it was imperative to start with The Rover Jacket. While certain functional design elements of this style are not to be messed with, we felt their was an opportunity to make significant strides in the areas of fit, details and value.

Approaching a classic style through our lens of fit is powerful. What good is a well made jacket if it does not compliment the proportions created by the carefully tailored pieces underneath it? As is always the case, much of the time spent on developing The Rover Jacket involved working through multiple fittings and style revisions. Understanding that this jacket is often worn with layers underneath, we patterned in a higher armhole, a trimmer sleeve and more tailored body that is more than ample for movement and layering but also achieves a tailored fit. Key to balancing core warmth with comfort and mobility, we lined the body of the jacket with a 10 ounce moleskin and opted to keep the sleeves unlined.

We kept the traditional configuration of two oversized, snap-closure gusseted pockets at the waist and one snap closure gusseted chest pocket which perfectly fits an iPhone 6. The sleeve finishes into a working cuff with two snaps for adjustable closure and the underarms are vented with studded grommets.

For added comfort, we also lined the collar stand, top of the collar, the underside of the cuffs and and pocket flaps with moleskin. The jacket is finished with a burly two-way antique brass YKK zipper, leather pulls and custom antiqued brass YKK snaps.

All of this will be available on the workshop at a price that might have you wondering if we mistakenly quoted it in pounds instead of dollars.