A new winter season really starts when the weather at morning reminds you it's time for another coat. Preferably a coat that suits both business and casual occasions.
General tendency in outerwear since a couple of seasons is layering. Layers will easier adjust to different temperatures while commuting. You'll see adjustable separate waistcoats included but also fixed linings that are built up in different layers and have the same or even better effect in different winter climates.
Founding ourselves a nice challenge there we started looking out for coats that would ensure such technical conditions while at the same time look really smart. After a brief glimpse on the Sealup stand at last years PITTI IMMAGINE menswear fair in Florence, we decided this February to fly to Milan and buy just a few pieces of this brands' specialties. Different excellent coats that would be a good reflection of the years of experience and the high standard quality a company like Sealup offers.
The brand's established in Milan since 1935 and 100% Italian. Not only in style but also in production which always has stayed in Italy. Starting with the production of raincoats, Sealup broadened it's product range in 1950 conform the 'pret-a-porter' trend until the early 60's. It was in those years Sealup became one of Italy's most important garment manufacturers. Not in the last place because research is considered an important value for the company. Within the firm it's own research center is located which experiments not only with forms and fabrics but also with new machinery. Sealup's fame is bound up with technological and manufacturing innovations such as it's thermo adhesive bonding: a process that ensures the seams in a garment not just to be perfectly sealed (windproof, waterproof), but also to look beautiful.
SELECTION FALL/WINTER 2013
The above model is a perfect example of the combination of practical use and elegant style. It is a true gentleman's raincoat that have all technical conditions for a city bike ride in cold weather. Besides this and the lightweight travel parka lined with the finest quality goose down, we wanted to show this season 2 wool coats in a 7/8 length. Very sophisticated for business purposes yet casual enough to wear with a destroyed pair of jeans and heavier knitwear in your weekends.
We are especially enthusiastic about the use of Harris Tweed for a double breasted piece that gives the coat a nice rough structure. Harris Tweed wool is handwoven in the outer Hebrides of this Scottish authority in 100% pure wool. All garments that are truly handwoven have the same irregularity that makes them so special and exclusive.
Sealup's passion for luxury garments and innovation is best expressed in the herringbone overcoat. The slim fit transforms this classic icon into a modern coat while the clever split raglan sleeve inset makes it timeless. It would have been obvious to choose for a charcoal/grey combination which is always an easy color in any wardrobe, but this season it had to be the tobacco/camel to bring you a bit of the warmth of Italy's countryside!
For more details of all 4 items have a look in our online store.
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