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"THE VISE" MOLESKIN Chore coat - BEIGE

$348.00

SKU 5010-440-BE-XL
Color:
MOLESKIN
Size:
S
M
L
XL
XXL

Didn't fit? We offer a free and easy exchange. Please read our return policy & shipping policy.

History In The Making

“The Vice” Jacket in Moleskin is inspired by a French Army “Shore Jacket” of the 40’s and 50’s, but with updates to the cut that create a more tailored fit. For this latest iteration of the Vice, we developed a high tension 100% cotton Moleskin fabric with a small mill in Okayama, Japan. 

Moleskin has its earliest origins in medieval Europe, where the fabric was first made to be used by farmers and hunters who needed clothing that was comfortable, warm, durable, and wind resistant. Moleskin has been used periodically ever since, most notably in the French Army jackets of the 40’s and 50’s, and in shirts and jackets in the 70’s. Moleskin is a fabric that is rarely seen today and is not widely available. We wanted to bring back this fabric which is highly sought after by vintage collectors. We were not satisfied by merely reproducing this vintage material, so in true Kato form, we made a few subtle adjustments to further improve durability, comfort, and finish. The thread count and density of the fabric was increased to improve durability. This higher tension also gives the finish of the Moleskin a deeper luster that will enhance the unique aging qualities of this jacket. This is a piece we have taken from the past to the present and made to last long into the future.

Cat Eye Button

Durable triple stitch

Chest pocket & hidden pocket inside

Luxury lining

100% COTTON

Made in USA

Model is 6'2" and wearing a size M.

Chore coats offer endless style options that create a simple sophisticated look that other jackets just don’t live up to. The Vise jacket features 3 over-sized pockets and one hidden pocket for your valuables. Our signature cat eye buttons finished with our orange stitching (that you’ll find on our denim) as well as a sleek finish on the inside of the cuff and inside the neck, giving you even more styling options. This is a jacket that uplifts it’s heritage and blends it with the need for modern comfort.

Customer Reviews

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Leonardo Canton
Great Coat

Definitely an awesome and great chore coat, love the color and the size fits me great, 6.3 and 240lbs an XL fits me right. I'm eyeing the blade jacket next when it's available.

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CHARLES TAYLOR
"Moleskin Jacket"

I received my jacket, and upon trying it on I was impressed. Perfect fit with nice feel, and nice weight. The pockets are in the right place and very functional also. Thank You Kato!!

We are happy that you're satisfied with the shore coat not only about its design but also its function. Thank you!

Customer Reviews

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Leonardo Canton
Great Coat

Definitely an awesome and great chore coat, love the color and the size fits me great, 6.3 and 240lbs an XL fits me right. I'm eyeing the blade jacket next when it's available.

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CHARLES TAYLOR
"Moleskin Jacket"

I received my jacket, and upon trying it on I was impressed. Perfect fit with nice feel, and nice weight. The pockets are in the right place and very functional also. Thank You Kato!!

We are happy that you're satisfied with the shore coat not only about its design but also its function. Thank you!

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