(New York, NY) – Every well-turned-out gentleman needs a smart mac, and nothing beats a bespoke waterproof garment with that extra attention to fit, detail and quality. Savile Row tailors, Cad & The Dandy are collaborating with iconic British brand Mackintosh, to offer a true bespoke experience through their shops in London and New York with Mackintosh X Cad & The Dandy.
Mackintosh is one of the world’s most influential coat makers. The Classic Bonded Cotton and Rubber Mackintosh is an heirloom piece, something timeless that lasts for generations and is built to withstand the harshest conditions.
Steve Knorsch, Managing Director USA, Cad & The Dandy explains, “We work with customers on selecting a style, fabric, as well as a series of details and trims to create a personalized bespoke garment. Once expert tailors take measurements, a coat is handmade in 8 weeks in Mackintosh’s own workshop.” See the process here.
The core material in a classic Mackintosh coat is the bonded cotton fabric – two layers of cotton bonded together with rubber that is dyed to perfectly match the outer cotton layers so there is no show-through. Once the pieces of a coat have been cut into the correct patterns, they are sewn, united and sealed using a special type of glue that is applied by hand. As well as ensuring that the seams of each coat are waterproof, this technique also makes it easier to join both curved edges and corners. Once the pieces are glued, a water-resistant tape is attached by hand and then pressed over any exposed seams to make sure there is no water intrusion.
This elaborate production process results in a very limited number of garments being produced each year making sure the quality is of the highest standard. It is due to these traditional techniques still being used to this day and an unsurpassed dedication to craftsmanship which results in a superior water-resistant garment.
Waterproof Rating (the amount of water pressure a fabric can withstand)
- 2,000-5,000mm: Appropriate for walking about town, pickup/drop off at school, or running errands.
- 5,000-8,000mm: Fitting for a weekend in the country and/or mountains.
Cad & The Dandy is currently offering two unique styles of raincoat available in a curated selection of cloths from the Mackintosh archive. Prices range from $1,950 to $2,500.
Press interested in visiting the New York Penthouse to see samples/swatches and/or interview Knorsch, can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credits: Hooded Grey Glen Plaid: Mitchell Vito Helson for Cad & The Dandy
Green Mac: Photography/Department Two @department_two
Cad & The Dandy was founded by Ian Meiers and James Sleater in 2008 and is the youngest tailoring house on Savile Row in London. Their uncompromising approach to designing and crafting British bespoke suits, highly competitive pricing, and a house style more fitted and contemporary than traditional Savile Row, has garnered a loyal following from sartorial enthusiasts, including The Royal Family and Hollywood elite. With intermediate toile fittings, a full-floating canvassed suit jacket, smart fabrics, and the finest construction with detailed hand finishings, it is the custom suit that every man wants. Locations in New York, London and Stockholm, and trunk shows frequently in Boston and Washington D.C provide unparalleled service anywhere in the world. To schedule an appointment, contact email@example.com or 1-917-400-4804. Instagram; Facebook; YouTube; Pinterest and Twitter. Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-781-2598.