A coverall is something I'd still love to have although the jacket isn't exactly the most readily available garment out there. It's definitely no parka. This flannel-lined version from Japanese brand Challenger would be a welcome addition to my closet. It's medium weight makes it a perfect spring jacket as well as being a perfect layering piece come next fall. Three simple and great colours (the clayish brown being my favourite) combine well with subdued details like the nice Challenger logo and pocketing. Aside from the nice simple aesthetic of the jacket, it's not made from a super stiff canvas as traditional coveralls are. Yet the triple track stitching used on the yoke and sleeves, the stress points of the jacket, and heavy duty buttons mean the functionality is still there.
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I could've used one of these yesterday. It was raining, it was windy, it was cold. Chimala, while extremely enigmatic, is always impressive to me and this coverall even more so than usual. The materials are a great mix of perfectly weighted melton wool with soft cotton lining and chambray finishing under the collar, all of which are of the highest quality. Nice design details like the use of bar tacks throughout (the orange ones on the cuffs are dynamite) raglan sleeves, wood buttons and metal eyelets under the arms give the coverall tons of personality. It's a great wool piece that would be perfect for under the parka and over the sweater. Or when it's slightly warmer out it'd be great as a jacket on its own. This one has a very good tailored fit to it which only made me want it more when I tried it on a couple of days ago. Available at Lark