Sure, we could (and do) talk endlessly about the clothes we love, but for our column Line Item, we ask some of our favorite designers to tell us what they think about the best pieces from their newest collections. Today, ourCaste tells us about the Coated Collin overcoat.
A staple piece in a man's closet is oftentimes not a staple at all, meaning what's referred to as essential to a man's wardrobe is usually only used a handful of times. ourCaste defines a staple as something that is worn, beat up and abused day-after-day. It's the go-to piece that you wake up and put on without thinking twice, regardless of the weather or where you're going. It should bridge the gap between durable and wearable and fits in whether you're up at 6AM checking the surf in the dead of winter, blasting north while splitting lanes on your motorcycle or at dinner with a group of friends drinking high ball cocktails. The Collin is all of these and more. It's made from a heavy, durable, 16-oz coated canvas with a brushed flannel lining and signature pattern printed twill pocketing. The large 40L buttons make it easy to get in and out of and the supreme fit makes even this heavier weight fabric fit like a fine piece of tailoring. Like most sturdy items meant to last, there are very few instances it should be washed. It breaks in over time in and conforms not only to the wearer but to the basic sensibilities for adventure, utility and style.