Post Overalls has produced the chore coat worthy of being worn all summer. The Sweet Bear Jacket has all the utile elements (and some charming anachronisms) to be useful throughout the day, and is made from a crisp, lightweight Japanese calico that is comfortable even in the heat of the summer shop. The unlined, navy fabric is printed with a bird's-eye pattern that hides wood flakes well and is a moderately functional camouflage while standing in front of Hokusai's The Great Wave.
As a top name in new modern workwear, Post Overalls draws from the history of vintage shop coats. The Sweet Bear's front patch pockets are handy for stashing small hammers, rags, hardware, anything that needs to stick with you throughout the project. The asymmetrical chest pockets are more inclined toward specific uses: the left chest pocket has a slight lilt for easy access, and is divided into pencil pocket and watch pocket (with a canted button hole on the placket for the pocket watch fob). A more modern use for the watch fob curiosity might be hanging a pair of sunglasses, when protection from the high summer sun is no longer necessary because it's time for mint juleps and snacks. The right chest pocket is deeper, for notebooks, sketches, calipers, etc. There is one internal right-hand pocket, for the more valuable daily essentials or snacks that are not at risk of melting.
As expected of Post Overalls, the stitching and cut of the Sweet Bear Jacket are highly noteworthy. The raglan sleeves give the Jacket greater mobility for aerobic shop work (looking at you, jack plane), while almost all seams are done with a traditional single-needle lockstitch method. Interior contrast thread lends a contemporary touch. The Sweet Bear has bartacks in every conceivable place a bartack might need to live, and the triple-felled seams are as robust as workwear should be. Single-button cuff, double-button collar tab, four buttons down the front. 100% cotton. The Sweet Bear Jacket is built to handle the activity and leisure of this summer and many more to come.
Made in the USA.
| || Chest || Waist || Back Length || Sleeve |
| Medium ||21"||21.5"||27"||24"|
| Large ||22"||23"||27.25"||25"|
| XLarge ||23"||24.5"||28"||26"|
Chest and Waist are measured across the front of the flat garment.
Length is measured from bottom of the collar to waist hem.
Sleeve is measure from shoulder to cuff.
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