It’s no small wonder that Ten C is carried by Division Road Inc. After all, both brands share a similar, detail-centric ethos that makes for some lengthy product descriptions. If the name Ten C doesn’t ring any bells, here’s a refresher: it’s a brand run by two industry stalwarts that seeks to combine Italian elegance and style with that special school of Japanese meticulousness that we all know and love.
The brand, as well as their Marshall Jacket, is centered around their proprietary fabric, Original Japanese Jersey (or OJJ). This OJJ is a polyester/nylon microfiber blend made exclusively in Japan for Ten C. The fabric is sewn and then carefully garment dyed to allow this versatile technical fabric to fade slowly, much like the heritage fabrics on which the pieces are based. The OJJ used in the Marshall jacket has been dyed that classic shade of British Khaki and has been designed to emulate mid-century military field jackets. The Marshall Jacket is a shell that can be combined with any of the brand’s liners, but it stands alone just fine. Just as functional as the vintage pieces on which it’s based, the Marshall Jacket has been streamlined to reduce the bulk of the classics and opt for that Italian elegance the brand strives for.
Handwarmer pockets, a chest pocket with storm flap, lined sleeves, and a hideaway hood all give the jacket the practicality you’d expect, without overwhelming the end product. Vintage inspiration with some extraneous details winnowed away and a high-performance modern fabric make for a very compelling piece of outerwear.
Available for $1235 at Division Road Inc.