We love a good collaboration. With multiple brands melding together, the results are often unique and always exclusive. This time it’s Brooklyn based brand Knickerbocker Mfg. and Houston retailer Manready Mercantile coming together to give you your new favorite outerwear piece.
Based off vintage USMC and French work jackets, this collaborative coat is wrought with old-school details. For fabric, they sourced a prepared for dye (PFD) 9oz. Japanese natural herringbone twill that’s washed down for softness. They then dialed in a particular indigo shade based off a French piece in their archive. Tin laurel wreath buttons fasten the placket, while pockets at the chest, waist, and inside breast hold all your goodies in place.
It’s a collaboration that has taken a lot of research, labor, and, quite literally, love. With each coat you’ll receive a vintage WWII love letter, making this a sweet belated Valentine’s Day gift for the chore coat coveting lover in your life.
Available for $375 at Manready Mercantile.