Spiewak proudly touts its 110-year history as an outerwear brand, having celebrated last year at Pitti Uomo by relaunching its Golden Fleece collection, which goes deep into the companies archives. Having started as a company making gear for dockworkers, Spiewak ended up actually producing jackets for the U.S. Army during World War II, so these jackets are as authentic as you can get. This Fall/Winter 2014 Golden Fleece collection features six jackets that draw on the iconic shapes of the N3-B parka, the peacoat, and the MA1, and are all made with the same details and care as they were in the 1940s and 1950s.
Garments worn by the U.S. military have had a huge impact on menswear, and pieces inspired by a traditional MA-1 or peacoat show up everywhere from Ralph Lauren to Hood By Air. Here’s your chance to get as close to the original as possible, unless of course you can find a 70-year-old coat in a thrift store or your grandfather’s closet.
Find out more on Spiewak’s site and shop the collection here.