This is that coat — the one you find yourself reaching for the minute you feel a chill in the air.
Mackinaw cloth is a heavy and dense water-repellent woollen cloth. It was first used to make these coats in November 1811, when they were commissioned for the British Army at Ft. St. Joseph, Ontario (near Mackinac). They were later made famous by American loggers in the upper midwest as workwear during the mid-19th century logging boom. Today, they remain a firm favourite by many people as an outer layer in cold weather environments.
The Stormy Kromer Mackinaw Wool Coat is made from 26 oz. 100% virgin wool, making it the heaviest and warmest Mackinaw Wool Coat available. It is extremely durable, water repellent and very warm. The six pockets are utterly convenient. And the five-button front offers flexibility for layering.
This is the olive green version.
Although it's May the weather conditions are more like early spring. I've recently used the jacket on a recent bushcraft trip very pleased with its performance. Excellent fit (thank you Mark for the sizing advice) and extremely soft and comfortable wool. Kept off the wind chill and a number of heavy rain showers. The jacket also looks fantastic. I'll be purchasing the waist coat next to complete the look. Excellent shop and quality item. Would definitely recommend.
Being an enthusiast of wollen coats and having worn many variants mainly made by our Antipodean friends in New Zealand ( you can work it out) I guess it was inevitable that having found Natural Mans website I was going to add this to my collection. The quality of the material and workmanship is simply outstanding so much so I’ve purchased one of the waistcoats. This will definitely be my go to jacket. Once again exceptional service from Mark at Natural Man
This is a seriously good garment. Thick dense wool that shrugs off all but the wettest weather. I love the fact that it’s unlined meaning it a great coat for going about town whilst still being entirely suitable for taking out into the woods. No cotton lining to get soggy and uncomfortable in wet weather. This is now a staple coat for me. I can thoroughly recommend it!
A Christmas present for my son, he was delighted with it!
It had taken me a while to find my jacket for this winter, but I'm glad I waited, I found this company with this style. It's going to be a coat I can wear and it still look good, for years to come. I wear a very thin liner underneath (as in a lighter jacket) this coat, not that it needs it, I just like a little extra padding when it gets colder. Bear in mind they are American sizes, I'm usually a large, but found a medium to fit better. Thank you for a swift delivery! Ps. For the environment...the polystyrene that is used in the packaging is not required.
Hi Lee, I'm really pleased that you like your coat (I live in them!). You'll be pleased to know that the "polystyrene" packaging is actually made from vegetable cellulose and is 100% biodegradable. We usually have an insert in every package explaining this but recently ran out. Enjoy your coat and maybe check out the matching waistcoat at some point.
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