Established in 2010, American Trench set out to make something that didn’t exist anymore: an American-made trench coat that could hold its own on the world’s stage. So, instead of slapping “Made in USA” on a cheaply made coat, founder Jacob Hurwitz spent over 2 years sourcing the best material and manufacturers in America. And now, as a follow-up to the trench coat that launched his brand, he’s shifted this meticulous focus onto down parkas. The brand’s new full-length parka has an exterior shell of weatherproof Ventile cotton, a performance fabric that developed for WWII flight suits intended to survive North Atlantic seas, and an interior of military-spec ripstop nylon packed with ethically sourced, 750 fill power down insulation. Paired with little details, like wool flannel-lined side entry pockets and spring-loaded snaps to prevent tearing, these parkas are built to keep you warm for years. And because these parkas borrow the modern, trim silhouette of the legendary trench coat, they delivery style – and warmth – without the bulk.
1. Ripstop Ventile:
Ventile starts its life in America as ELS Supima cotton and is then woven in Switzerland to a tightness that makes it completely water repellent. And to take things one step further, the fabric is coated in DWR, bringing a modern twist to increase surface tension – so water beads off – while not inhibiting breathability.
2. Unbelievably Warm:
While the warming workhorse is the premium, 750 fill down, which lends incredible heat retention with less weight, details like storm cuffs and adjustable pulls on the hood and interior allow the parka to be fully sealed off to the elements.
3. Made in the USA:
While each parka is produced in New Jersey by a family-run, luxury outerwear manufacturer, the small details – like the wool pocket lining, woven in Connecticut – are sourced from the best speciality manufacturers in America. And beyond the parkas, American Trench also produces socks knit in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and cashmere hats knit in Texas.
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