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New Blue Blanket Chore Coat Jacket

Exactly one year ago Antonio di Battista announced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Blue Blanket brand with a bigger collection than ever. You can read the interview here. Antonio di Battista from Italy is a well known and very respected denim designer and collector. With his Blue Blanket brand, he’s mixing elements from Italian, Japanese and American craftsmanship. This results in unique, timeless and classic styles. The new Fall Winter 2019 collection just landed at the retail partners of the brand.

Classic Worker Jacket

One of the items of the new collection is the blue Chore J10-IT16 coat. A true classic worker jacket with all the details you expect with this style. The fabric is a 100% pure indigo Italian Gabardine fabric. It has a redline selvedge lining inside and it’s also used on the hanging loop. There’re two chest pockets, one with button closure and one without, but with a pencil holder. On the hips are two lower pockets added which are reinforced for extra strength.

The sideseams and sleeves are triple stitched, so extra strong, in the tone of the fabric. The entire jacket is stitched with blue color thread, and it has a few red bartack details at the corners of the pockets.

Laurel Leaf Buttons

The closure has laurel leaf buttons. These kinds of buttons were used during World War 2 as a symbol of peace. This was very common during World War 2 as all suppliers were forced to use standard hardware to conform to rules set by the War Production Board for the conservation of raw materials. The laurel leaves on the buttons were added on the buttons as a symbol of peace, protection, and victory. Laurel leaves were also commonly put under pillows at night to gain inspiration through dreams.

The Blue Blanket jacket has a made in Japan shuttle loom care label. The jacket itself is produced in Italy.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.