We are thrilled to host Bert Pulitzer for a Survivalon trunkshow this Thursday, April 23rd. Pulitzer is an outerwear innovator, the man who taught Ralph Lauren about the neckwear business, and the guy that first made a name for Velcro. He relaunched Survivalon in 2012, and we’re happy to see it’s return. These waterproof jackets are stylish, in traditionally muted shades as well as brash and compromising colors. They are highly functional, long-lasting, and American-made. And their client roster has included titans among men, like John Wayne.
Here are some of the key features of the Survivalon jacket:
Why so many pockets? They are part of the “survival” architecture needed to carry the must-have devices of today’s world.
- Water repellent phone pocket
- Water repellent tablet/mobile device pocket
- Zip-closure deep document pocket (deep doc poc) for cash, wallet, passport, boarding pass, charging cords, a great bourbon(!), legal papers, the little black book/poker dates…very secure and private
- Double entry front flap pockets keep keys, change and metro cards at easy access; They are also perfect for chargers and hot spot devices
- Horizontal pocket for sunglasses is an obvious but you could put other things in there…cigars & accessories, a nail file, meds, your “return me home” if I get lost letter. The possibilities are endless!
- All of these pockets are customizable for your daily adventure. Fly fishing, gentlemen?
What’s up with that zipper? The granddaddy of zippers, the YKK #10, is used for our Survivalon®. Back in 1975 they were only used for tents, but are now a mainstay and used for tons of applications. This zipper wears in for comfort and will last for many years to come.
And the Velcro? Back in 1975, Velcro was used only in hospital applications where quick and easy closure was important. We thought you deserved that on your jacket as well. Like the zipper, it also wears in for comfort and basically lasts forever.
What other stuff are you holding this jacket together with? Solid brass snaps nickel-coated or black anodized for tarnish prevention will not rust or corrode and will last for many, many years. The elastic draw cords with nylon cord locks that have stainless steel springs are military spec.
We examined the jackets thoroughly, looking for places to “fix” them, only to find that every pocket, zipper, snap are just enough without ‘gilding the Lily’, as it were.