Where would us skinny guys be without the Japanese? Seriously. If it weren’t for Japan’s demand for exceedingly well-made American goods with trimmer-than-standard sizing, items like the fantastic Long Duffle Coat from venerable outerwear maker Fidelity simply wouldn’t exist. Meticulously crafted in Fidelity’s own Everett, Massachusetts facility, the LDC is made from a burly 24 oz. wool blend (80% wool, 20% nylon, in case you’re curious), making it one of those rare outerwear pieces that both looks good, and, actually keeps you warm (crazy right?). Other details include real wood toggles (fastened by jute rope), fully taped seams, reinforced shoulders, an attached hood, and two interior pockets (in addition to the two outer hip pickets). Chicago boutique Penelope’s has ‘em (as well as a handful of other Fidelity styles), so have at it.
Do keep in mind that as this jacket is intended for the Japanese market, sizing runs very (reiterate, very) small, so best to order one size up.
For price and purchase info, visit Penelope’s.