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Garrison Series: Fatigue Jacket

We continue to add to the Garrison Series this year and production of the 4-button Fatigue Jacket is nearing completion. Get ready for some fatigue producing work like walking to the coffee shop or taking out the recycling. No labor-saving devices allowed!

The Fatigue Jacket is a utilitarian garment that harkens back more than 100 years to San Francisco’s Union Iron Works, located just down the street from Mobilized HQ. No Logan’s Run futuristic fashion need apply. We’re down with the same stuff workers wore banging together the USS Olympia, Commodore Dewey’s flagship from the Spanish American War. Be sure to sign up for the riveting class down at the Tech Shop now.  Sledgehammers are in limited supply.

We’re using a sturdy 8 ounce, 100% prepared for dye (PFD) cotton twill for the jacket’s shell and partial lining. It has plenty of pockets: three external patch pockets and two internal welt pockets. The buttons are corozo custom cut and dyed to our specifications.  The jackets has a single, center rear vent just in case you need to jump on a horse or sit down.

The most intriguing part of producing the Fatigue Jacket is working with the dye house to develop a series of color ways that are distinctly ours.  After garment dying the sewn and trimmed jacket, we put it through an enzyme wash to soften and distress the fabric, which also subtly lightens the jacket’s color.  Each jacket will be unique in terms of look and feel as a result of this process.

The images in this post have a decidedly nautical theme–largely because iron ships require constant painting, which is fatiguing. Hence the need for a nautically themed Fatigue Jacket. It’s simple Marketing 101 meets a bucket of paint plus a double-shot espresso.  Rust never sleeps!

Fatigue Jacket in Marine Blue with chambray Naval Base shirt by Mister Freedom

Fatigue Jacket in Marine Blue with chambray Naval Base shirt by Mister Freedom

Fatigue Jacket in Marine Blue, Farallon Sweater in Horizon by Mobilized, and chambray Naval Base shirt by Mister Freedom

Fatigue Jacket in Marine Blue, Farallon Sweater in Horizon by Mobilized, and chambray Naval Base shirt by Mister Freedom