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Corneliani Cashmere Polo Coat

48 IT / 38 US / Medium

Sale price$1,988.00 Regular price$3,869.00

Ultimate luxury - pure cashmere double breasted polo coat with Neapolitan cuff, martingale belt and patch pockets. The polo coat is a beige double-breasted overcoat usually made with patch pockets, wide lapels, a half-belt, set-in sleeves, turnback cuffs and cut to reach the knees. It was first born in England as a wrap coat worn between breaks, or chukkers, in polo matches, casually thrown on the shoulders and closed with a same-fabric belt like a bathrobe.Discover the elaborated sartorial details below.

The manufacturing of a single Corneliani garment requires no less than 164 steps with approximately 540 hand-finished stitches, as well as seven different tests, which must be passed before it can officially leave the factory in Mantua.

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Sartorial Details

Full Canvas Construction

A sartorial jacket - or coat - needs an interlining that will help give it shape and mold it. Canvas gives the item a tailored and crafted look. In short, it breathes life into it. Purely technical, canvas is made from either horsehair, wool, mohair or camel hair. It could also be a mix of them all, with varying thickness and weight. The canvas is stitched to the jacket, often by hand, thus making the canvas pieces 'floating' in the middle of the inner and outer cloth. This gives the jacket added flexibility. The canvas runs from the upper parts, all the way down to the end of the jacket. After you wear your canvassed suit for a while, it will begin to take your shape and look incredibly natural.

Soft Shoulders

Soft Shoulders, or lightly padded shoulder construction, gives a softer, more casual silhouette to a tailored jacket. Soft shoulders have little padding and follow the contour of the individual’s shoulder to accentuate the wearer’s natural features.

Handmade Buttonhole

Handmade buttonholes are made using a chain of knotted loops called purl stitches that make them strong and visually distinctive. It takes about five seconds to sew a regular buttonhole with a machine – a single handmade buttonhole takes about 10 minutes to sew.

Double Breasted Closure

Contrary to popular belief, the double-breasted jacket originated as casual wear in the early 19th century, also known as the reefer jacket. It was considered very casual and was worn by people at sporting and national events.

Chest pocket - Rounded welt pocket

Also known as ‘barchetta’ Italian for ‘little boat’, it is so named because this pocket floats on the chest gently angled upward, just like the bow of a sailboat. These pockets echo the lively roll of a lapel that carries the spring of canvas and natural wool, unlike machine-made chest pockets that have a more stamped-out, rectangular shape and less life.

Darts

The tailors adds two darts - think of them as pinched seams - to ensure the jacket’s body achieves a slim silhouette. The process, called mezzo punto riprese, is done entirely by hand.

Martingale Belt

It was developed for men in the military who had oversized jackets that could be used as blankets as well. The half-belt was used to gather the extra material to hold it in place so soldiers could walk around without the excess fabric.

Patch Pocket

Patch pockets, with their rugged functionality, were unsurprisingly adopted by the military for both shirts and jackets.

size

48 IT / 38 US / Medium