As the name suggests, this shawl collar work coat was worn by those who worked on the railroad back in the 1930s.
This is a Muller & Bros. reproduction of the 1930´s railroad mackinaw coat. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, belted back, handwarmer pockets and cargo pockets. Because this is a workwear coat, this style had additional leather reinforcement at the pockets, sleeve bottom and cuffs. As was typical of these early production mackinaw coats, this one is unlined, with taped seams. While the shawl collar mackinaw style goes back to the 1910s, the leather reinforced railroad version didn't gain popularity until the 1920s. By the early 1940s, production was waning, though old coats of this style continued to be be worn for years, a testament to their durability and warmth.
The Muller Rail Road Coat is made from a thick loose-weave double melton japanese wool so the texture is amazing making it durable and super-warm.
The coat is made with all the original superior quality details such as horsehide trimmings on hand-warmer pockets, flapped hip pockets and cuffs, adding durability and elegance. The inclusion of a belted waist is a great detail to ensure a good fit and the corozo nut buttons are made up of very tightly wound organic fibers which give it excellent durability and scratch resistance.
As with all the Muller & Bros garments, the Rail Road coat construction is really hard to beat. Made entirely in Japan with internal seams being cotton taped for an extra durability and distinction.
With a small atelier located in the mountains of Okayama, Muller & Bros. has become a choice brand since the launch of their first collection thanks to that inspiration in American and French workwear, a feature of each one of their garments, and to an incredible obsession with quality, construction and detailing.
- 100% thick loose-weave double melton japanese wool
- Inspired in the 1930´s railroad mackinaw coats
- Shawl collar
- Very warm
- Water resistant
- Horsehide trimmings on hand-warmer pockets, flapped hip pockets and cuffs
- Belted Waist
- Corozo nut buttons
- Cotton taped seams
- Comfortable regular fit
- It comes with a Muller & Bros. original high-quality leather tag
- Made in Japan