Every year around January and July we head to New York to view the collections, take notes and pictures and learn about the garments we could possibly select for our store in 6 to 8 months. When we visit our Woolrich sales rep, he tells us about how the designer visited the archives and selected these specific items to reinterpret in his collection. Then we visit Woolrich John Rich & Bros. and our sales rep tells us how the designer visited the archives and selected these specific items to reinterpret in her collection. Clearly the two are not talking because they inevitably select the same or similar garments and produce them in nearly the same fabric with slightly different details. For us we love when this happens! It's a fun way to compare the two side by side.
This season it's the Upland Jacket and the Upstate Blazer that are so similar. Both coats bear the front map pocket but the Upstate Blazer is more of a deep slate blue where the Upland is a rich and vibrant cobalt, the Upstate is more refined and the Upland more for the wild. Here they are. What differences do you see? Which one will you choose?
WOOLRICH WOOLEN MILLS - UPLAND JACKET
Woolrich Woolen Mills - Upland Jacket
in navy black
DETAILS: 100% wool shell, notched collar with buttoning lapels, left shoulder shooting detail, right chest patch pocket, right mid buttoning torso pocket, two lower patch pockets with tuck detail and buttoning flaps. princess seam tailoring in back with band at waistline and vent in blue and black herringbone. Two-piece sleeve, black leather elbow reinforcement, non functional cuff button plackets. Sleeves lined in acetate, cotton inner facings, inside patch pocket with buttoning flap
WOOLRICH JOHN RICH & BROS - UPSTATE BLAZER
Woolrich John Rich & Bros - Upstate Blazer
DETAILS: 80% wool 20% nylon shell, notched collar with button over tab option, five button front closure, single chest patch pocket, right mid torso pocket, two lower patch pockets with button through flap closure. Two-piece sleeve with two-button placket at cuff, rear vent at hem, nylon sleeve lining with nylon facings and inside pocket with button through flap closure.