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Can the Tent Jacket Live Up to the Hype of the Tent Dress?

The tent dress was the hot look of 2007. Now, an Oakland company is testing the waters with tent jackets

Monitaly Mountain Parka, $595 at <a href="">Standard & Strange</a>
Monitaly Mountain Parka, $595 at Standard & Strange

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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.

Standard & Strange

484A 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609