This 1930-40s 3/4 length (mid-thigh) car coat design originally came both
single- and double-breasted. In the latter configuration a commercial pea
coat. We've made it both ways but prefer the purity and simplicity of the
version above. In our famed, no compromise heavyweight Front Quarter Chrome-Tanned
Horsehide, per originals. With 15 oz. Cotton Duck Lining and trim. Interior
pockets. Tortoise Shell, Black Melamine or Khaki Bakelite buttons by preference.
The drama and precision of this
classic are everywhere apparent. Craftsmanship that, without hype or
exaggeration, amazes. Just take a look above, how definition
and detail jump out, almost three-dimensionally. Note the spectacular double- and top-stitching throughout the Bedford.
Although we have double-needle machines, our craftsmen use
their single needle machines, because this way every
inch of the complicated, demanding construction can be controlled under expert eyes. And our
ultra-heavy Horsehide must be controlled -- it battles the operator at every
turn. It's true horse-breaking to produce these coats. Nothing great is ever easy. And nothing compares to great Horsehide, for the cognoscenti. Yet note too how tight the
stitches are. (I'm amazed too and I'm only the owner!) Everyone who's ever bought one
confirms its uniqueness, its dramatic identity. The LOST WORLDS BEDFORD is
sui generis. In the Olive Horsehide version
(Custom Order only) we use contrasting stitching
and genuine antique Bakelite buttons to render that true vintage feel.
sure you really want the BEDFORD -- it's a one-time, lifetime purchase. Perfection.
How does it do in the rain? IT THRIVES! Correctly tanned Horsehide was for
outdoor, tough use, not fashion posing. The horse didn't mind the rain, why
would its hide? After all, it's the stuff of life itself, what we're made of. If
your leather jacket doesn't excel in the rain, well, you didn't get it here, of