There is no better layering piece to protect you from bad weather without compromising on the overall appearance than the car coat. This time around we want to focus on Asket modern take in a bit shorter execution that works perfectly both casually and formally. This jacket is one of Askets newest additions to the family and planned to be a modern wardrobe staple for many years to come.
The Car Coat from Asket is cut from a sturdy organic cotton twill weave and treated with a water repellent solution and comes in both navy and beige for SS21. It's been updated since the first launch last year with a reconsidered cut altered with the removal of the seam tape, ensuring the coat is crafted entirely from renewable materials. This is just one of many things that the Asket does to reach their goal of being a 100% traceable in everything they do.
The car coat was originally made to be worn by automobile drivers and passengers back in the early 1900s to protect and provides maximum warmth and cover. Most racing cars at this time were open top and proper protection where therefor a must to be able to race at all. The model has over the years been manufactured in various materials such as fur, leather and heavy wool. These days the car coat is most commonly made in cotton or polyester with functional attributes to protect us from rain, wind and bad weather in general.
As mentioned before the car coat from Asket was first launch in 2020 but by then, only in one colour, navy. While the upmost consideration was given to finding the perfect shade of the second colour, beige, the brand found it a bit hard to find the tone and we can see why. To light, to dark, to drab, or just to beige, there is many ways to get it wrong. All though, the second colour was recently launched and we must say that we like how it turned out.
With that said, the car coat is a must have in every mans wardrobe and Askets modern version is truly one of our favorites in terms of look, quality, feel and price. We think you can see why.
Asket - Car Coat Navy, €300
Asket - Car Coat Beige, €300