Possibly a one-time-affair — yet potentially a sign of things to come — Railcar‘s newest jacket adds some very high-tech functionality to the traditional silhouette of the service coat design.
Made in-house at their workshop in Monrovia, California with completely American made hardware, this limited edition piece utilizes a very special cotton acrylic blended diamond-weave fabric, which is designed to be naturally thermo-regulative. When it’s warm out, the jacket naturally increases airflow, and when it’s cold, the fabric “closes,” preventing airflow, which is the name of the game when you want to stay warm. Why can’t my apartment do that?
Construction-wise, edge stitching is all done utilizing the rarer “shell stitching” technique, and panels are assembled with triple chain stitching. Not bad. But here’s the real kicker: even with all this functionality, there are surprisingly no chemicals or chemical treatments used in the production, and since the cotton in the jacket is indigo dyed you should be able to expect some fades. More or less, it’s a denim-like jacket with the properties of wool. Intriguing to say the least.
Available in very small quantities for $248 over at Railcar.