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Oakland's maker community is known for its eco-conscious approach to apparel design, but Standard & Strange is taking reuse to an entirely new level, selling the Monitaly Mountain Parka. Each parka is made from a single, 1950s-era US Army Shelter Tent. Because a tent can only yield one parka, no two jackets are alike.
The jacket has raglan sleeves with shoulder pleats, with an almost western-style yoke. The left chest pocket is welted and zippered, and the right chest pocket is patch-style, (with a penholder slot and has a button closure). The hip pockets are double-needle stitched patch pockets with pleats, and the trim is made from the original tent hardware.
At $575, this parka is a way more expensive than the tent from which it was born, but the one-of-a-kind details make it worth the splurge.