of the Driza-Bone Coat

| 4 Sep 2019

The Evolution of the Driza-Bone Coat

From the beginning, Driza-Bone's have been built to work well on the land.
It began life aboard the early windjammers that piled the great southern oceans, and like all good ideas, was born of necessity.

A Scottish sailor by the name of Edward Le Roy discovered that the torn sails on his ship could be recycled into long coats and sou' westers, by painting fabric with a mixture of oils they were transformed into well-protected wet weather gear.
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Once ashore, the coat was adapted to life on the land with a fantail to protect the seat of the horse rider's saddle, wide shape for easy maneuvering when horse riding, leg straps to keep the coat from taking off in high winds, and extra-long raglan sleeves with wrist fasteners so that they still protected the wearer when arms were extended. The shape of the coat. These coats eventually became known as Driza-Bones.
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Today, the traditionally styled coat is still made from natural cotton fibers from three different fabrics: Oilskin, Desert Wax and Dry Wax.
Each season, the collection continues to evolve with meticulous attention to detail always front of mind to provide comfort, durability and practical good looks.
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