THE HIMELBROS X F AS IN FRANK COLLABORATION JACKET:
F as in Frank discovered bolts of original Polo Country Fireball wool blanket material woven in a mill in Italy and approached us to build blanket/leather jackets in some of our most sought after 30s inspired patterns. Blanket jackets are a North American tradition stretching back to 1807 when the British Military at Fort St. Joseph commissioned the first ones made from trade blankets to clothe troops marching in the dead of winter to repel the American invaders. By the turn of the century American woollen mills were churning out blankets with distinct references to indigenous patterns of the south west and in turn sewing them into warm Mackinaw style coats. Himel bros started combining vintage blankets and our pasterns in 2012 and this latest collaboration was the inspiration of the Heifetz brothers and their discovery of these old stock rare 1990s 30's inspired blanket.
THE MACDONALD STADIUM JACKET
Named for Dr. Bob MacDonald a famed high-school quarterback at Vaughn Rd. Collegiate. This jacket is built with an original design referencing very early 1920s varsity jackets with the double D pockets as hand warmers. The knits were produced double weave style in a famous Seattle WW 2 knit factory, the buttons are original old stock 1930s cat-eyes purchased from a button mfg in Toronto.
The Blue Top-grain Suede is full Shinki Horsehide, sanded top down for a beautiful napped finish. The liner is Royal certified black-watch Harris tweed wool.