If you read our blog with any regularity, you can probably tell that I stan hard for Battenwear. This New York City-based company has such a knack for creating modern, wearable riffs on classic American sportswear, it's hard for me to not fawn over every single thing we carry from them. So you'll have to bear with me as the starry-eyed praise continues today with an early-October-appropriate look at a couple of key outerwear pieces from their fall collection.
The Scout Anorak is an every-season classic from Battenwear, and we're very excited to be carrying it for the first time here at Freeman. This pullover shell is loaded with sweet details, such as a fleece-lined front handwarmer pocket, side zips to ventilate while wearing and to make it easier to pull the anorak on, plus a back pocket with zipper entry.
Featuring a tan ripstop inner liner and a navy blue nylon outer, the Scout Anorak is made for layering and fits a little roomier than most of the outerwear we carry. It's a great, lightweight piece with a more unique, pullover style that looks great on everyone.
Battenwear's Promenade Parka, on the other hand, is a beautiful, sportier version of the classic thigh-length topcoat that's been a menswear staple for generations. The Promenade Parka is made from an 80% wool, 20% blend for extra durability and weather readiness. Unlined (but with bound, finished inner seams – Battenwear never misses those crucial details), it also offers up a roomier fit for layering underneath.
As is Battenwear's M.O., the Promenade Parka offers up several modern tweaks, such as a drawstring-adjustable hood, cordouroy-lined hand-warmer pockets, and adjustable wrist closures. It hits that sweet spot between classic tailored menswear, sturdy workwear and stylish, functional sportswear that Battenwear appears to have fully mastered. We love this coat for fall and winter layering, and once you lay your eyes (and hands) on it, we think you will too.