San Francisco has a jacket problem.
Well, not so much a problem. More an infestation.
And now, you have a highly refined version of the car coat, care of the denim impresarios at Tellason.
What makes a car coat a car coat?
They’re made for motoring. Ideally down Highway 1, on an inordinately sunny day.
They’re longer than your average jacket; this one hits mid-thigh. And they’re usually more substantial than, say, a windbreaker.
Tellason’s new limited-edition Sheppard coat ticks all those boxes.
It’s inspired by a Haight Street rummage find Tellason co-founder Pete Searson made 25 years ago, from a 1950s Sears Mountain Cloth collection.
This updates it in every way, reworking it in rinsed Italian indigo canvas selvedge, with quilting on the inside and flannel-lined front pockets.
Because let’s be honest: Highway 1 can get chilly.
And winter (at least our temperate, car coat-appropriate version of it) is coming.