Each coat is made using one genuine Basotho traditional blanket, hand-cut, meticulously produced with hand-stitched finishes. Our signature cut has no side seams / we avoid cutting into the blanket keeping its integrity, form, and symbolism intact. Each woven blanket motif carries specific symbolic meanings.
We specifically use the Kharetsa blanket weave which is inspired by the spiral aloe endemic to the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. This central image is surrounded by the shield motif and iconic Basotho hat.
This gender-fluid, oversized straight cut is unfitted and can be worn closed (revealing the shield-like motif) or open with the last press stud closure (revealing our hidden lapel-styled coat). This investment coat is a timeless statement piece with a fascinating history behind the evolution of the Basotho blanket.
Please note: Due to demand and this being a custom product, allow 1 month for online delivery.
Please note that the coat can be styled with a belt (belt not included).
Coat Specifications: • Press-stud closure • Melton wool interior lapel and facing • Acetate lining on sleeves • Interior cotton binding finish • Tailored dropped welt pockets • Handstitched hem and collar Fabric: Basotho Blanket Kharetsa Composition: 50 % wool 50 % acrylic
Washcare: dry clean/gentle hand-wash only. Dry flat. Iron if necessary on wool setting. Do not tumble dry. Do not rub or wring.
Model: 1,77meters tall wears a size small /32. This coat is oversized and generously cut.