We are pushing the boundaries of natural fibers such as wool and cotton to convert them into performance fabrics. With today's DWR (Durable Water Repellency) technology we can get water to bead off of wool and cotton just like the large performance brands do with synthetic polyester and nylon fabrics.
We have been creating reliable fashion forward coats and jackets for many years. No more touristy look when traveling (when we can again), reliable for your daily commutes, watching kids play soccer in the rain and of course, just nice and stylish to go out in anytime. We would like to think we are creating a new area in coat design, pushing the boundaries of performance, fashion and bringing value and quality to our products. Our mission is to create beautiful outerwear to roam the streets and trails in comfort, protection and style. Extreme weather happens, best to be prepared, warm and dry in Mia Melon and One Man Outerwear.
Laminated to our street fabric of cotton or a wool blend is a the secret to the coats performance. The thermal membrane is windproof, waterproof and breathable but will deflect heat back towards your body. This allows for less material to accomplish the same amount of warmth compared to normal street coats. The membrane is also a wind barrier, keeping the chill out. This high tech membrane will always keep you warm and dry in the snow, wind, rain and any other elements.
DWR stands for durable water repellency and we apply this treatment to the outside of the coat. What this does, is help the water bead off the coat instead of soaking through to the membrane. the DWR is the first line of defense to mother nature.
Cotton and wool outer shell - It starts with the fabric we design. We design all our own fabrics from scratch. Two of the styles are using a wool blend outer shell with at least a 35% wool content. Weight is 300gm. The other fabric is our very popular herringbone cotton fabric, our most popular fabric.
Before this latest project, we were limited by a temperature range that did not include options for the coldest climates. We have a strong mid-weight program and a lighter mesh lined spring version in all previous collections. Now, we plan to take our coats to a new level in warmth. All our coats come with our new 10K weatherproof membrane which is already windproof and waterproof. Cold wind is blocked by a performance membrane and diamond quilted 150gm high tech Sorona insulation for warmth. Now, we will have coats that can be worn in sub-below temperatures without excessive bulk which continue to give us protection from all-weather elements in style. Fashion + performance functionality in outerwear is the essence of Mia Melon and One Man Outerwear.
High tech Sorona insulation is an innovated coat and jacket insulation made out of fibers that simulate goose and duck down. It is light, compact and warm. Unlike real down, it performs much better when wet. Our insulation is a polyester microfiber made of 37% plant-based component (corn glucose). It is soft next to the skin, quick drying and moisture wicking, so it is a durable and responsible alternative to animal down.