AR Reversible Car Coat
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Englishmen in New York.They’re not so easily recognized in New York, on account of the transformation they undergo while crossing “the pond” is complete by the time they near JFK. Oh, and ever so pleasant it is for us as it is for them. The stiff upper lip is relaxed, the protruding jaw recedes, the “tally-ho”, pip-pips” are replaced by “hey mans” and they forget all about their national obsession for olive-drab everything and let out their whimsy.
Welcome to America, boys, home of the free and the brave (and the fashion unencumbered). DryHandle, our exclusive 100% cotton water-resistant fabric debuts in a new color which we call Mustard and the Brits call Grey Poupon. Full front button closure and two front pockets with weather flaps ‘cause that’s the way we like them. That’s one side. The other side is the side they wear out on the way home to ensure a smooth re-entry. Melton wool flannel, shade olive, of course, quilted over lightweight insulation. Patch pockets, just like they like them with that sophisticated brown corduroy trim. Either way, the full cut leaves you plenty of wiggle room in the body and sleeves…certainly enough hem to cover suitings from Savile Row.
AR Convertible Hunting Jacket
Quail Unlimited. That’s the passion, dedication and founding idea behind this prestigious non-profit organization headquartered in Edgefield, South Carolina, known simply as Quail Unlimited. When the boys at QU came to us about a DryHandle hunting coat for their annual Celebrity Event, we were tickled...for about two minutes and then we started to feel real bad.
What they wanted seemed simplat at first: “make us your best model usin’ that weatherproof, thornproof and stain resistant DryHandle stuff”...you know how easy things sound when explained in that sweet southern drawl. Turns out they didn’t want our standard model, noooooo, they wanted one that they could wear to dinner after the day’s hunting event and look real smart. Seems they got hold of our first catalog and became keen on our Convertible Trench Coat which sports a zip-off bottom.
Hey...why can’t y’all do that for us?
No problem fellas. Introducing the AR Convertible Hunting Jacket (that you can wear to dinner). Roomy throughout the body and sleeves. Fully lined with 100% cotton poplin, quilted over lightweight insulation...just right for layering and ideal for a variety of outdoor occasions and terrain. Yes, especially quail hunting. Two boxy front pockets make gloves, dog leads and Snickers Bars easy to get at. Both have side-entry hand warmer compartments behind. Over the right side pocket, we’ve added a scooped, top-entry compartment for easy access to shotgun shells and sunflower seeds. Shell pockets on both sides hold 5 cartridges in individual, elasticised holders. All pockes have ample weather flaps that close with solid brass snaps. Corduroy trim on the collar, sleeve cuffs and inside the the full-lenght weather flap. All seams are double-rolled, then reinforced with two rows to top stitching. Game bag detaches with a zipper which is concealed when the game bag is detached. Clever, huh.
AR Squall Line Jacket
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AR Leather Flight Jacket
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Taking the callIt’s liable to come any time, day or night. It could be a crispy, sunshiny morning or middle of the night, right smack in the hell of a three-day 'nor'easter. No tellin. But when that 300 ft. container ship clears the mouth of the Chesapeake, maritime law requires a local harbor pilot to be in the wheelhouse before it can make its way through Hampton Roads and up to the commercial pier.
And ready they’ve got to be. Not much time for transferring all the essentials, like paperwork, hand-held VHF, captain’s licenses and identification from one jacket to the other. It’s all got to be right and in one place. That’s life as a harbor pilot. And it’s no wonder a good many of them prefer a lightweight jacket they can wear most of the year, and customize it on occasion with just enough warmth underneath to fit the weather.
This is the life that inspires our Harbor Pilots Jacket. Cut full and broad in the chest and sleeves from our exclusive DryHandle, 100% cotton water-resistant fabric. The waist is elasticized at back to maintain a crisp and proper look in front. (some of these guys clip on a tie before going aboard). Two large cargo pockets where one could store a briefcase’s worth of essentials (for some that may mean extra golf balls, tees, and gloves.) Zipper front with a full-length weather flap that buttons over. An ample collar and adjustable cuffs with button closures. Inside, zippered chest pocket, back, and sides are quarter lined.
DryHandle Quilted Shell
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For generations, wildfowling was a way of life along the Eastern Seaboard and market gunning had been a necessary and respected profession. With the enactment of the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, the variant interests of the market gunner and the Federal Game Warden unfolded as a real-life cat-and-mouse game. The struggle became legendary and nowhere was it more vividly played out than along the tidewaters and estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Part-time friends and part-time foes, one thing the gunner and the warden shared equally was the bitter gnaw of winter’s salty northwest blows.
When it comes to staying warm, modern-day outfitters have nothing on these men. Dressing in layers was just common sense and the quilted shell was a key component of every bayman’s garb. Worn as an intermediate layer under oiled cotton smocks and bib pants, early versions were often fashioned from discarded quilts or horse blankets.
Our DryHandle Quilted Shell is an updated rendition of this time-honored, essential component of warmth on the bay. A tight 2x2 quilt pattern over the DryHandle helps to build air pockets in the poly-fill insulation and keeps them in place. Two large pockets in front and a zippered chest pocket inside. The body is full, broad and fully lined with 100% cotton; sleeves lined with nylon. Cotton rib knit cuffs, neck, waist, and underarm gussets.
DryHandle Convertible Trench Coat
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Trench coat converts to a ¾ length coat that is long enough to cover a sportcoat.
When the weather you’re in feels like a smother of sea, this is the trench coat you ought to be in. Rugged enough for hunting or working in the stern on a lobster boat, it’s amply equipped to get you through the hidden shoals of a corporate hallway. Gracefully. The weatherproof, thornproof eight-ounce DryHandle shell unzips one-quarter of the way up from the hem, converting to a three-quarter-length jacket for more casual occasions. Wear it with or without the zip-out insulated liner, and you have four-season versatility. The button-fly front is anchored at top and bottom with nickel-plated brass snaps. Front pockets are deep and have storm welts inside and out. The roomy sleeves have diagonally-quilted DryHandle elbow patches. The leather top-collar is quilted and has a DryHandle throat latch on the underside. The liner can be worn by itself as a vest, with its zip-closing pocket on the outside.
Shearling Wharf Coat
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Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night.
This coat bows at the intersection of nature’s original all-weather, all-terrain material, Merino lambskin and the extraordinary hand craftsmanship of one Canadian master tailor. As with all of our products, we believe that starting with the best available materials, irrespective of price, is the only way to arrive at truly functional and superior products. We will go to the ends of the earth to ensure this promise is met…and nearly we did to find this superb Merino lambskin, tanned with a process developed in Uruguay and passed down over three generations. Contrary to common belief, lambskin is a very tough, enduring and lightweight leather which, when properly tanned in small batches, results in a maintenance-free, weather-resistant product. Its warmth is legendary. Our master tailor puts it all together with the care and precision of a surgeon. The inside of our Shearling Wharf Coat is, of course, completely natural curly fleece, a trademark of properly sheared Merino lambskin. The exterior of the coat shows the flesh side of the skin which is plated to lay down the natural nap of the hide and increase its durability. All of the seams are reinforced at stress points with double stitching. A tall, broad collar…extra-large patch pockets and sleeves just long enough for a one-inch roll.
George's Bank Parka System
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Shelter from the storm.
For centuries, Georges Bank has been the premier destination of offshore fishermen. It’s known as both the most fertile body of water on the planet, as well as the most treacherous. It is there that, starting in late fall and continuing throughout the winter months, swordfish and tuna congregate in huge numbers to feed on the extraordinary abundance of baitfish driven there by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. One of the prerequisites for survival out there on board, or God forbid in a liferaft, is staying warm. And you just can’t stay warm if you’re not dry. Our Georges Bank Parka System combines two of the most natural and time-proven components of doing just that: DryHandle, our 100% cotton, weatherproof fabric that has, for the better part of this century , been keeping people and things dry…and goose down, nature’s inimitable insulator.
Like the tough feathered armament on the chest of a Canada Goose, the ¾ length DryHandle shell keeps the removable goose down inner jacket dry and protected from the wind and abrasions of everyday wear. Seams have been minimized throughout the entire shell to enhance overall protection from the elements. The full-length, Vison front zipper is covered by a double storm flap closure that snaps over itself forming a weather tight seal. The two front pockets and side-entry chest pocket are inset with ample fold-over weather flaps that close with hook-and-loop fasteners. The sleeve cuffs open to a full 8-1/2” across and can be adjusted with snap closures to a snug fitting 5-1/2” diameter. Inside, the DryHandle shell is fully lined with lightweight acetate. Two large interior chest pockets are secured with button closures. The drawstring cord at the hem adjusts for a tapered fit and the goose down hood detaches from behind the broad, 4-1/2” collar with snaps. Of course, on less demanding days, you can part with the goose down liner and wear the shell by itself…it’s very roomy without the liner and will accommodate a sportcoat just fine.
AR Gunnin' Vest
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Locked and LoadedOur AR Gunnin’ Vest is simply the best compilation of a number of great, field-tested and time-proven, functional ideas, all measurably improved by the use of our exclusive DryHandle, 100% cotton, waterproof fabric. The vest concept itself is hard to beat for most upland excursions. Whether you’re gunnin’ with a Parker or shooting a Nikon Z6, the voluminous pockets and well-thought position of each makes this an indispensable garment for any outdoor enthusiast. The ingenious A-line cut hangs close to the shoulders and neck and opens wide around the torso. Quilted padded patches over both shoulders. Cartridge pockets on both sides hold 5 shells each, in individual elasticized holders. All pockets have ample weather flaps that close with solid brass snaps. Front entry left and right-hand access game pocket…large enough for a covey of quail or a 10-pack carton of KodakÒ.
Wool Fleece Bomber Jacket
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“Plastic bottles? Oh Lordy yes we use ‘em...take every empty the house produces to mark my eel traps!” I — Uncle Jack Scheimreif
Now don't get us backwards, we recycle around here. However, for our clothes we prefer natural stuff. Leave it to the Italians, again, to play the game with uncommon flair. For us, they’ve created a unique fleece fabric with all the functional characteristics of natural wool and the feel of cashmere. All but the sleeves are covered with our 466 weatherproof DryHandle fabric to give it a rugged outer skin and to accomodate a legion of pockets. The modified shirtail back gives it s a loose, casual fit at the waist. We know this will become on the most often borrowed items in your closet. Won’t say by whom, just beware.
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Hail to the Boatyard Boys!Coming up with new ideas for our company is sometimes as easy as looking out our window at 89 Front Street. Right there below, on any given day, parade enough ideas to fill a dozen lifetimes at sea…we call ‘em the Boat Yard Boys. They're not the most gregarious bunch…to most, they wouldn’t say bull if they had a mouth full of it. But if you listen hard, sooner or later you learn something. And often, it’s the most obvious ideas that are the hardest pick up on, ideas that are valued because they work. Ideas from a lifetime at sea.
Hail to the BoatYard Boys, this is their idea. Nothing fancy…a functional, practical jacket they can work in is all they’re after. The Atlantic Rancher Boat Yard Jacket is made with our exclusive and proprietary 8 oz. DryHandle, 100% cotton, water-resistant fabric. Throughout, the cut is broad, especially in the shoulders and sleeves where freedom of movement is essential. Plain back with center seam…waist-length with adjustable VelcroÒ tabs at the hip. Quilted, plaid cotton flannel lining over polyester insulation. Sleeves are also insulated and lined with nylon acetate. Roomy forearms with storm gussets and adjustable, button closure cuffs. All of the pockets are volume constructed and the two front pockets have side-entry hand-warmers behind. Full-length button-over storm flap. Broad, standup collar. Dry clean. However, DryHandle fabric is stubbornly stain-resistant, so a once over with a damp sponge is usually all you will need.
Women’s Waterproof Leather Ranch Coat
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Cowgirl in the sandSome distance off the coast of Maryland and Virginia lays Assateague Island, a 37-mile long barrier island that is the free-range home to a herd of wild horses known as the Chincoteague Ponies. The herd survives solely on indigenous grasses, mainly saltmarsh cordgrass and American beach grass. Every summer, for as long as anyone can remember, a group known as the “saltwater cowboys” makes their epoch swim to the island from the mainland for the annual round-up. To survive, the herd must be maintained at 150 adult animals. Most of the foals are auctioned off and the remaining horses swim back to the Island.
This century-old association between man and horse is a romantic and primeval exhibit of mutual enrichment and the inspiration for Our Waterproof Leather Ranch Coat. The lines are simple and whisper rather than shouting their elegance. The hides used here are full-grain, waterproof French goatskin. The subtle top-grain texture is natural, not printed…solely a function of the tanning process. Two ample front pockets with broad weather flaps and one left chest pocket with button-through flap closure. Fully lined in nylon quilted over a thin layer of insulation.
Horses. Whispers. Salt air. Barrier islands. Sand. For cowgirls everywhere.
Barnegat Bay Cruiser
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It's right after the shift-off when the three-day nor'easter runs out, the skies clear and the wind comes hard to the north-northwest. Now the wet of rain is replaced by a dry, biting, salt-filled wind...driven so strong across the bay it means to cut right through you. We know of few things that renew the spirit as much as mornings like this... mornings that inspired us to re-think an American classic... the wool duffel. Cut long and roomy through the body and sleeves from premium-grade, 30 oz. wool. Our Melton weave ensures a superior cloth so tight the sun won't shine through it, and the wind...it meets the skin of this coat and retires. To increase its density, we wash and shrink it. To finish, we brush each side to leave a soft hand. Fully lined with quilted nylon over light-weight insulation. For your hands, big, welted storm pockets. The water-resistant 8 oz. DryHandle cape adds to the wool's natural water repellency...it's detachable for less demanding days. The waterproof leather under-collar is where it belongs.
Salt Farm Coat
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The Ram Island Salt Farm, just south of Portland, Maine on Cape Elizabeth, sits on the east side of the tiny inlet at the top end of Higgin's Beach. Among other things, they make hay here, May through October. From the brow of the hill, the fields drop in a deliberate free-fall right down to the Atlantic. No beach there. Just rock and salt spray make the transition. In the barns above, Phineas Sprague, Jr. still restores wooden lobster boats. Every winter, for as long as anyone can recall, his father Phineas Sr., has rowed out past the point in his Barnegat Bay Sneak Box to gun for eiders. God willing, this year won't be any different.From Maine to Alaska, 12oz. cotton duck is perhaps the most commonly found tool on working farms and ranches. There's a reason. From covering corn and equipment to hoisting cattle from a mud hole, it's durability and versatility are irreplaceable. We think of our æ length Salt Farm Coat in similar terms. Full, boxy, sturdy...practical. Pockets that mean something and a collar that feels right, up, because it works. Green plaid, cotton lining. 12oz. cotton SuperDux fabric shell. Water-resistant treatment keeps it dry and clean.
Khaki. 100% cotton.
AR Wading Jacket
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The pocket configuration is right...in size and placement. An ample collar stows the hood and the weather flap over the front zipper is broad. Drawstring waist cinches over right hip...sleeve cuffs adjust with snaps, nickel-plated over brass.