MEET OUR NEW SHOP COAT
But what excites us most is the invitation to wear your club with pride, to show the world who you roll with. With the Steeltown Shop Coat you can now roll with us.
HISTORY: CAR CLUB JACKETS
As these disparate groups of hot-rodders started to coalesce into organized regional clubs, the need to represent your crew became increasingly important.
So the car club jacket was born. A durable piece of daily outerwear often embellished with chain stitched embroidery on the back and embroidered patches on the front.
Tough enough to withstand the abuses of the lifestyle of a hod-rodder and cool enough to wear proudly at the meetups, the garage, or just to the diner for a hot date.
BUILT TO BLAST
Metal buttons on the cuffs and waist mean you can adjust the fit to your liking. Chore coat style pockets on the front allow easy access without adding any bulk to the jacket. The antique metal YKK zipper and pull are built to last.
And we've included our popular Brass Piston Pin on the collar for that extra flare.
VINTAGE CHAIN STITCHING
Throughout the 50s and 60s it was common to see chain stitching on workwear, western wear and, as it happens, on the backs of classic car club jackets. In the 80s, chain stitching machines went out of production. Since then, chain stitching has become an elusive art form.
When it came to our shop coat, we were determined to have the our Built To Blast design chain stitched on the back, just like the ol' days.