Sunday, April 19, 2009

PRODUCT OF THE DAY- MARCY TRACK JACKET


Although this may look like your basic track jacket from afar, I would like to expose the detail that one can only appreciate in person.

Exhibit A: A gingham pattern that is knit into the fabric. 
The pattern is subtle enough to avoid fashion paparazzi, but beautiful enough to proudly walk away from a crowd of gawkers as someone asks "where did you get your jacket?"
Exhibit B: The signature UNDRCRWN striped rib. 
The small stripes don't look too crazy from afar, but up close you can see the detail. It's like a "fresh elegance" as I like to call it.

Exhibit C: The detailed finishing of the garment. 
All of the inside seams are bound (covered up) so that you do not see the ugly seams on the inside. This is a detail that is most often found in tailored suits or reversible garments.

Other details include soft felt appliques on the left chest and sleeve. I've also created a custom zipper pull and added zipper pockets to ensure that you don't lose anything while wearing this jacket.

OFFICIAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:100% poly body with gingham jacquard. 1x1 cotton striped rib in insets and collar. Soft cotton felt appliqu├ęs on left chest and sleeve. All inside seams are finished because we don’t like when the insides are ugly. We make things like they’re supposed to. No inch of this jacket was not taken into consideration.

I've included the actual tech pack that was submitted to the factory to show you the amount of detail that goes into a piece like this. Also note that this is about 1/3 of the info that you have to give to the factory. Countless emails and revisions take place over the course of a year.

I'm not sure why I called it The Marcy Track Jacket as you can see in the tech pack it was named and designed over a year ago.

Don't just appreciate it. Get one for yourself here.