Glory Park shawl-collared jacket by The Flat Head

This Glory Park jacket  just came today from a fresh batch The Flat Head made for A/W 2010.

“Glory Park” is a label under The Flat Head which serves as it’s ‘tops’ department in a way, focusing on the use of loop-wheeled fabrics in vintage style sweatshirts, T-shirts, jackets, etc.

Glory Park is to The Flat HEad what Cheswick & Whitesville are to Toyo, kind of.

Along with other garments made by brands like UES, Cushman, Deluxeware and co. – The Flat Head makes the finest cotton clothing you’d find anywhere.

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The jacket itself is made of a pre-washed, loop-wheeled cotton fabric (very heavy, at 12 to 13 oz I think) – featuring full-cut sleeves, loop-wheeled cuffs and collar, vintage-style urea buttons…all aspects set-in using 2-needle stitching.

The construction is pretty impeccable 🙂

The outward face of the fabric is very smooth and rugged, whilst the inward face has been expertly ‘half-brushed’ for comfort (a technique which takes considerable skill and experience to pull off, so I have been told).

I think this will make a nice alternative to my usual Buzz Rickson’s and Cheswick sweatshirts.

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Contemplating whether to get a Cushman or a Deluxeware jacket next…?

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