JP's Travel Coat
You’ve just procured a 1923 Leica O-series from the WestLicht Camera Auction in Vienna for the bargain basement price of 2.8 million dollars. Thank the maker; it still works.
Now you’re off to hike the Hermannskogel Loop to take some photos with your pièce de résistance, stopping near the inn by the meadow for coffee and Powidltascherl.
In this travel jacket, you’ll find all sorts of pockets and compartments for your rolls of film, batteries, your smartphone, the extra Powidltascherlfrom the inn, and your getaway cash.
The quilted shoulders serve a purpose long forgotten—they keep straps (those from camera bags, satchels, or overnight bags) from digging into your trapezius and clavicle.
This jacket is lightweight and can be easily rolled up to serve as a pillow for naps on planes or trains or in magical Viennese meadows.
We’ve thought of everything. Now get going.
JP’s Travel Coat (No. 6066). Inspired by an old vest I rediscovered in my closet. Stretch cotton twill (96% cotton, 4% stretchy stuff). Zip and snap closure at center front. Band collar, shoulder epaulettes with snaps (for snapping the strap in), quilted yoke with light padding at shoulders and back. Convertible sleeves with tabs and snaps for rolling to elbow length. Bellows patch pockets with flap and double snap closure at chest and hips (hip pockets have divider at center). Large poacher’s pocket at lower back with zipper closure at both ends. Half-lined in mesh. Imported.