Japan’s Factotum is known for its strong opposition to picking a single lane, and one of their many talents is the ability to refine military pieces into a more chic representation of the classic original. And they’ve demonstrated that ability well with the recently-released Deck Coat, an update to the Naval N-1 deck coat of the same name.
The metal clasps, buttons, and zippered closures you tend to find in N-1 variants have been replaced with a more clean and streamlined flat-snap system, with a hidden two-way zipper underneath the placket. A purposeful, tailored fit has been introduced, and the extra-thick melton wool outer layer has been outfitted with a quilted body lining to maintain just as much warmth as the standard-issue version from 1944. And of course, the signature shearling collar from the N-1 remains, albeit now in a faux varietal that’s offering so much contrast that the whole ensemble practically reads: “yes, this purchase was completely deliberate.”
Available for $675 at Blue Owl.