Decker Jacket in Wool Beach Cloth
Herbert Decker was a carpenter and shipwright who, right around the turn of the 20th century, set up shop in a modest workshop in Maine. After a long and illustrious career, it came time to hang up his tools and retire, so he sold the space to a younger friend and fellow woodworker by the name of Ross Stuart Thompson—who, many years later, would become our co-founder Michael Maher's grandfather. On a recent trip back east to see his folks, Michael paid a visit to that same "boat shop" (as the family calls it) and made an incredible discovery: an authentic Brown's Beach Cloth jacket peeking out from under an old tarp. Some sleuthing revealed that this jacket's original owner was none other than Herbert Decker, and that the piece itself is upwards of a century old! Barring a handful of updates, The Decker Jacket is faithful recreation of that long-forgotten, tarp-covered treasure—a real piece of history, ready for the next chapter.
Our admiration for Brown's Beach Cloth—its place in history, its longevity—is no secret, so we're chalking our founder's discovery up to fate. For the uninitiated, Beach Cloth was a closet staple in the early 20th century (right around the time Herbert Decker purchased his), especially among laborers whose work subjected them to chilly, darn conditions—seafarers, loggers, etc. Although we've cleaned up the construction and given it some slight updates (adjustable cuffs, a larger, more modern collar, etc.), The Decker Jacket is built to the same specifications as the remarkably resilient piece that inspired it. Now all you have to worry about is making sure your descendents have a good story to tell when they inherit yours.
- 14-oz. 50% wool, 40% cotton, 10% nylon.
- Inspired by a vintage piece found in a boat shed in Maine, over 100 years old.
- Single top welt pocket.
- Two lower welt pockets.
- Matte black YKK snaps.
- Adjustable snap cuffs.
- Dry Clean only.
- Made in China.
The Decker Jacket is a relatively slim fitting jacket. If you're planning on wearing this jacket during the summer months or with just a thin layer underneath, then your usual size will be fine. If you're planning on wearing this during the winter over a thick layer or sweater. you may want to consider moving up a size. Pay particular attention to sleeve length if you're tall and slim. The sleeves are a little on the short side so if you're tall and at the top end of your size, consider going up to the next size. If in doubt, just jump on the chat and ask us - let us know your height, chest measurement and weight and we'll help you pick the right size.
|Your Body Measurements|
|36 – XS||101,6 cm|
|38 – S||106,6 cm|
|40 – M||111,7 cm|
|42 – L||116,8 cm|
|44 – XL||121,9 cm|
|46 – XXL||127 cm|
Sleeve length is measured from center back.
Length is measured from center back neck seam.
Unless otherwise specified we always use DHL Express within Europe. This usually takes between 1-2 working days to be delivered. If your order comes in before 11am, it will ship the same day- otherwise it will be shipped out the following working day.
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For orders within the European Union we use DHL Express which usually takes between 1-2 working days.