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The Hill-Side Blog

Dec 08, 2016

Made-In-Japan Winter Coats
The Hill-Side All-Weather Mil Overcoat, Olive
HEAVY HITTING WINTER COATS, MADE IN JAPAN

Gear up for the cold weather ahead with our new range of heavy-duty, made-in-Japan winter coats, designed in the US and manufactured in Japan at some of the world's best factories, with uncompromising quality and attention to detail.

These coats are the pinnacle products of The Hill-Side's Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection: the MizuTech All-Weather Mil Overcoat, J-1 Letterman Jacket, and Quilted Ueno Jacket.


The Hill-Side All-Weather Mil Overcoat, Olive
ALL-WEATHER MIL OVERCOAT

The All-Weather Mil Overcoat is inspired by two of our favorite vintage US Military parkas — the M1947 and M1951 — and features several of our own reinterpreted and modified details. This coat is fully functional in wet, cold, and snowy weather, due to its ultra-warm, removable fleece liner, and tough-as-nails outer made from The Hill-Side MizuTech Waterproof Breathable Cotton.

MizuTech cotton is densely woven using long-staple cotton yarns that swell when coming into contact with water, shrinking the fabric pores small enough to stop water penetration, yet large enough to remain breathable (similar to Britain's famous Ventile fabric).

Available in Olive and Navy. $849.00 with free US shipping

The Hill-Side All-Weather Mil Overcoat, Olive

J-1 LETTERMAN JACKET

The J-1 Letterman Jacket represents our extremely meticulous, high-end take on the timeless American varsity jacket: insulated American cowhide leather sleeves, Japanese melton wool body, "Galaxy Tweed" lining, and a host of insane details truly set this jacket apart.

Some of the standout features on the J-1 Letterman Jacket include: two slanted upper zip pockets drawn from a vintage US Air Force jacket, which are perfect for storing small items like your cell phone or wallet; roomy side-access pockets with leather trim; sturdy military slotted "smock buttons" attached on black twill tape running up the placket; Japan-made Universal brass zippers; and heavy-duty ribbing at the collar and cuffs.

$955.00 with free US shipping

The Hill-Side J-1 Letterman Jacket, Navy/Black
The Hill-Side J-1 Letterman Jacket, Navy/Black
The Hill-Side J-1 Letterman Jacket, Navy/Black

QUILTED UENO JACKET

The Quilted Ueno Jacket is a winter-ized version of the water-resistant Ueno Jacket we debuted last spring — our version of a classic coach's jacket. It's named after two behind-the-scenes bits of The Hill-Side inspiration: our favorite neighborhood in Tokyo — Ueno — and our Japanese partner's high school soccer coach, Mr. Ueno.

The Quilted Ueno Jacket features a distinct diamond quilting pattern drawn from a 1980s British Army liner jacket; Thinsulate Hi-Loft 80g filling with an awesome warmth-to-weight ratio; matte-painted heavy duty brass snaps; and a unique, water-repellent, Teflon-coated brushed nylon outer. To top things off, a snap button tab at the back of the collar lets you attach the Quilted Ueno into our All-Weather Mil Overcoat as an extra warm liner.

Available in Slate Blue and Sage Green. $398.00 with free US shipping

The Hill-Side Quilted Ueno Jacket, Slate Blue
The Hill-Side Quilted Ueno Jacket, Slate Blue
The Hill-Side Quilted Ueno Jacket, Slate Blue