Blugiallo presents The Car Coat
The desire to develop the experience and range for you as a customer drives us forward at Blugiallo. We are constantly looking for potential for improvement in the products we already have, but we also want to develop and introduce new, sustainable types of products that complement your Blugiallo wardrobe. It is therefore a great pleasure to present our latest addition to the range, The Car Coat.
The car coat possesses the slightly unique ability to be elegant and practical at the same time. Its design creates a hybrid of a formal and an informal coat. It works just as well with the business suit as with a knitted rollneck and a pair of chinos.
The origins of the car coat can be traced to the early 20th century. It was simply part of a growing car industry. The cars at this time were often open and lacked roofs, hence there was also a need for the driver to protect himself from wind and rain. The solution needed to be practical, but at the same time you did not want to lose the elegance and style. The car coat was born.
Initially, the car coat was a symbol of status. By owning the garment, you signaled that you, or someone close to you, owned a car. A benefit that at this time belonged to the wealthy. Its functionality and elegance led over time to increased popularity and today the car coat is seen as a key piece in the wardrobe.
The original car coat was longer than many of the models we see today and often made of heavy, durable materials such as tweed. To withstand rain and wind better, lighter, technical materials have replaced tweed in many of today’s car coats.
The modern Car Coat
Over the years, the car coat’s design was developed. If you see a car coat from the early 20th century, it is often long, slightly A-shaped and with generous widths in the sleeves. A more modern car coat is often made slightly shorter, with a straight fit and a slimmer sleeve. How you want to wear yours, however, is entirely up to you, at Blugiallo we adapt the measurements to your preferences.
The design of the car coat is not the only thing that affects the feeling and appearance of the garment. The type of fabric you want to order your car coat in has also a great impact on the end result. The choice of fabric will affect both appearance and functionality.
The Blugiallo Car Coat
Our version of this classic piece is available in all the wonderful fabrics that our classic coats are made of. In addition, we can present new technical fabrics (presented at Blugiallo.com) that create a garment that is both elegant and practical.
Our ground pattern is that of a classic A-shaped Car Coat, with slightly more room and a generous silhouette. This is also what we recommend to retain when you tailor yours, but since every piece is made to measure, you can always adjust important parts (in fact close to 25 different measurements) such as lengths and widths that may vary somewhat depending on your body shape and preferences. With our Car Coat, we’ve chosen to keep the choices of design to a limit, since there is a clear reason as to why this beautiful piece has stood the test of time.
Our car coats come with a removable technical lining. This means that you can adapt the garment depending on the weather and wear it for large parts of the year. The lining is made from recycled PET bottles. The feeling is the same as down, but the lining is more durable and sustainable.
The car coat has 5 buttons, which is characteristic for the garment. Depending on taste and preferences, you choose either visible or hidden buttons. Visible buttons are a classic choice while the hidden buttons contribute to a clean look. For a modern and sporty look, design the car coat with a welt pocket. It is also practical and comfortable for rainy, windy days that a Scandinavian winter can unfortunately consist of as you can easily put your hands in your pocket.