Introducing: Sterlingwear of Boston, American made coats

Sterlingwear of Boston's story starts in 1965 as Viking Clothing, until the acquisition of Sterlingwear, then a rainwear manufacturer with a solid sales team and experience in distribution management. Run by the Fredella family ever since, the company thrived and has been the official purveyor of the US Navy peacoats for over 40 years.

The company is based in East Boston, MA and employs over 250 people in the New England area.

Their commercial line boasts the same attention to details as the coats they manufacture for US servicemen and women: densely woven virgin wool (80% to 100% of the fabric content depending on the model), flannel-lined pockets, heavy weight satin lining, a high stitch count to ensure a tight bond between the coats components (10 to 12 stitches per inch), authentic anchor buttons and all of that, complying with the exact quality control standards issued by the US government.

Ninety percent of the company's revenue come from DOD contracts so it's understandable that they would want to diversify their customer base by opening brick and mortar stores in the Northeast, an eshop, and take on wholesale accounts.

You can watch a video made L.L. Bean (for which they created a couple coats) here.

The Navigator 100% Wool Peacoat is featured below is priced at about $265. Not much higher than poorly-made, imported coats from big brand names.

 

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