Nashville native Davis Gooch, as featured here, knows a thing or two about breaking-in well made clothing.
As a production assistant at Freeman’s Sporting Club, Gooch is a student of practical design who understands the long-lasting value of getting the details just right.
“The jacket featured here is an unconventional but hyper-functional wool overcoat. Lined with 1000D Cordura (a urethane-coated nylon fabric often used to make weatherproof backpacks), it’s windproof, waterproof, super versatile and unbelievably warm.”
Here he shows us three no-fuss ways to wear it.
1. All Business
“I like the collar on this overcoat because it’s quietly versatile. Pushed up, it’s a nice junction between traditional overcoat and peacoat. Folded down, the mini-notch lapels make a shape similar to that of an old-school shawl collar car coat.
I am disinterested in looking the same everyday [as you can see here]. I enjoy mixing up silhouettes and appreciate the contours of different outfits.”
I love how Gooch takes classic conservative pieces (like the striped oxford, vintage wingtips and blue blazer by Brooks Brothers), has them tailored, beats them up, and puts his own unique-but-subtle spin on them.
“The pants are the Winchester trousers by FSC. Fit on these is slim, but straight through the leg with a full rise. A little tailoring and they’re great for dressing things up.”
- Grey wool “Ruster” overcoat by FSC
- Fitzgerald Two-Button Sports Coat by Brooks Brothers
- Striped oxford by Brooks Brothers (Vintage)
- Neutral knit tie Vintage
- Burgundy “Winchester” trousers by FSC
- Leather wingtips Vintage