Monday, 24 November 2008

The Material Boy #188

1) Krane Jonas Coat

2) Krane Emory Coat

3) Krane Cyril Coat

Krane Wax Cotton Coats With Recycled Military Blanket And Quilted Lining

Big name luxury brands are no doubt impeccable in terms of design and quality. However, beyond my appreciation of all things luxurious, I also love smaller labels which offer a different point of view with fresh design concepts and innovative mixing of materials. Perhaps, being smaller allows for their designers to experiment more and be more avant garde in expressing their ideas.

My top recommendation for locating cult labels is Not only do they stock fresh innovative brands, they have a fantastic website that is easy to navigate and also ships worldwide.

During my most recent visit on their website, I found these interesting coats from a less heard brand, Krane. I love their black wax cotton coats in different variations from bomber to hooded to double breasted officer's coat. Utilitarian, masculine designs that offers lots of interesting details. The feature that caught my attention most is the use of recycled military blankets from Italian or Swiss army to do the lining of these gorgeous jackets. They must feel really warm! Very unique and I have never seen these done before anywhere else. I love it. This idea adds a touch of vintage look while injecting a certain macho attitude to the wearer. I am sure the lining will be a conversation topic among friends when you flash the inside to your friends! Very cute.

The aged finishing extends to the small pewter coloured snap buttons and hardware all over. Detachable fur collars softens the hard masculine edge while adding a touch of luxury. Most important of all, I think these coats have a great cut which I adored.

Here's the description for the 3 designs offered on

1) Krane Jonas Coat (US $1100)
Medium weight waxed cotton double breasted officer’s coat; two-way zip front and hook & eye closure at neck; detachable sheep skin fur lined collar with corozo buttoned fastenings; angled dart with large pewter snapped pocket flap pockets at front; double vents at back; kasha and striped sleeve lining with interior mobile pockets; functional sleeve vents with die-cut leather slider button fastenings; detachable recycled Italian military blanket and quilted lining.

2) Krane Emory Coat (US $952)
Medium weight parka bomber with hand-weaved elastic waistband and sleeve cuffs; angled dart detail with pewter snapped flap pockets and welt pockets at front; centre antiqued silver zip front with elastic cord and die-cut leather slider button fastenings; recycled Swiss military blanket and quilted sleeve lining; sheepskin lined hood; pewter snapped mobile and hidden zip pocket at sleeves.

3) Krane Cyril Coat (US $938)
Medium weight waxed cotton aviator with hand-weaved elastic waistband with black powder-coated buckled straps at sides of jacket; centre zip-front with pewter snapped storm flap and hook and eye closure; detachable sheepskin trimmed collar with corozo buttoned fastenings; angled dart detail with large patch pockets; recycled Italian military blanket and quilted sleeve lining; die-cut leather slider buttoned sleeve cuffs.

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A. Nathaniel said...

these coats are indeed real fabulous for winter... But the price points are still on the high side...

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yeah, It's expensive:-) But I agree..they are so fabulous for winter!