Summer has turned to Autumn, and the temperatures are rapidly dropping, even here in Los Angeles. The weather gods have dictated recent highs of only 60 degrees. That is cold for us here in SoCal, but one advantage of the cold is being able to try out the jackets lingering in my closet. One such item is the Nau Highline Blazer. It has been a staple of the Nau collection for many years running, and for good reason: this is a good looking coat. I don’t go a single day wearing this coat without getting a compliment. People are drawn to it, and I think it has to do with its unique design and use of different fabric panels. In some ways it looks as if it belongs to a different era, and perhaps a different place such as Switzerland or Austria. It has that retro feel, and yet all the advantages of modern materials and design. It is made from wool flannel and waxed cotton, both of which are treated with a DWR finish for weather protection, making it completely waterproof. The coat employs a center back vent for movement, and there is a button up collar for added warmth as well as two hand pockets, one left chest pocket, and one drop-in internal pocket. The Nau Highline Blazer is an amazing jacket that stands out from the crowd, all the while doing what the best technical gear is meant to do – keep you warm and dry.
What is “DWR”?
Durable water repellent (DWR) is a coating added to fabric to make it hydrophobic.