You eschewed the almanac and took the weatherman’s proclamation that the storm would diverge, missing Terrapin Ridge. Thus, you let Waldo and Jefferson stay out in the field.
The unmistakable sound of an angry gust crashes into the side of the craftsman like a thirty-foot wave. Only men of the highs seas, schooled in the art of williwaws, know the power of gusts like this. Then comes the kind of beastly, anti-gravity rain that seems to originate from all angles and exploits the tiniest of breaches. Thankfully, folks in the United Kingdom are used to these things and helped us construct a waxed-cotton jacket up to the task.
You curse the weatherman as you snap the throatlatch and secure the cape snaps. But secretly, from somewhere deep inside, an impish grin curls your lips. You throw the door open and the wind howls like an angry mob.
Hello darling, let’s play.
The Waxed-Canvas Short Trench (No. 5359). 100% cotton (375 grams) with a wax finish to repel water. The material is from our friends at TempleMoyle Mills in the UK. French seam finishes. Lined to the waist in cotton. Convertible moleskin collar can be worn up or folded down.
Instructions for keeping the rain out:
-Secure the throatlatch with the snap closure.
-Secure the self-fabric cape (removable) onto the jacket (four snaps at neck, one at center back bottom).
-Secure the cape with the self-fabric straps under the arms.
-Wear a hat.
Four metal snaps on storm flap at center front placket. Hidden metal zipper under flap. Two metal eyelets at underarm. Long sleeve with adjustable tab and snaps at wrist. Patch pocket with squared flap and double-snap closure at each side of waist. Patch pockets also have side entry. Straight bottom hem. Inside besom pocket with zipper at wearer's left. Center back vent with gusset and snap closure. Made in Scotland.
Waxed-Canvas Short Trench