Black Diamond Coat ; The Gentleman
Black Diamond Lined Car Coat
An older gentleman was looking at coats in the store and asked for "A man's coat". I showed him our bomber jackets but he wanted something thigh length to keep him warm during winter. I explained that our car coats could be used by either men or women. "The only thing that really denoted the garments gender usage is the side that the buttons were placed. As we attempt to best utilize the Pendleton® fabric's transitional color story, we make the coats reversible to show off both sides. The buttons change sides depending on which way you wear it". I said, quite happy with myself.
He wasn't having any of it. "I don't care about the colors reversin' and I don't like that shawl collar. " It's gotta have peaks on it ,like a mans coat"!
So, I set to making "A man's coat". I gave our car coat a notched collar, snaps, and lined it with sateen so the gentleman could slip the wool coat on with ease. Since I was playing designer I figured that I should add some knit cuffs underneath the standard sleeve to give a fitted, sealed-in,cozy feeling.
We swapped out the reversible through pockets for those I've seen on old hunting jackets, the kind that you dump your shotgun shells in the top and you can use the side pockets to keep your hands warm.
The Black Diamond Lined Men's Car Coat was our first shot at this coat. The design is one of Pendleton's oldest next to the Chief Joseph and the Harding pattern. The blanket ran for many years in many colors but the only version that that was created in black was an unnapped bolt fabric. Originally called the Over-all element we rebranded it the Black Diamond to add a bit of intrigue. This season we are using the crimson lining in all of our gentlemen car coats and it compliments the refined yet unmistakable design. This is my favorite design . My jacket is made out of the Black Diamond and it has stood the test of time for more than 18 years and still looks great.
Made in Yakima, Washington State, USA
- 82%pure virgin wool/18% cotton
- Dry Clean
- Notch Collar
- Long Sleeves
- Fit: Generous
- Lined 2-Way Pockets
- Inside Breast Pocket
- Snap Closure
- Crimson Sateen Lining
- Hidden Knit Cuff