1st PAT-RN Indigo Broken Twill Laboratorio Jacket
1st PAT-RN’s approach to menswear is to make just a few core, or “fundamental,” pieces out of special fabrics, drawing inspiration from municipal, utility, and military patterns, then offering them in just a handful of shops. While the philosophy of making a few simple-yet-special things in really small numbers doesn’t stray far from many other brands featured on this site, one element that certainly sets 1st PAT-RN apart from the pack is that it is entirely, and actually, made in Italy.
At a time when a tag bearing ‘Made In Italy’ often does little more than draw doubt to the truth of that proclamation, 1st PAT-RN makes a point of keeping every step of the process inside its borders, from the creation of the yarn itself, to final finishing of the garment.
Their take on the standard coverall jacket is a twist on what you’re accustomed to. A closer cut to the body and a short, rounded collar provides an update to the mainstay garment’s silhouette. A familiar collection of front patch pockets are where you expect them to be, but they’re made from a seldom seen soft double-indigo raw broken twill, while horn buttons and a fixed belted-back round out the high-quality detailing.
This one can be yours for $395 at Standard & Strange.