Tellason Grayford 12.5 oz Cone Mills White Oak Denim Jacket
Description: Patterned and a direct reproduction after a 1920’s French Chore Coat from Grayford's personal archives, Tellason (@tellason) has artfully recreated it. This jacket is constructed of 12.5 oz. selvedge denim from Cone Mills White Oak and patterned, cut, and sewn in San Francisco.
From Tellason's website: The idea to reproduce this jacket came to us from Brad Bonnema, owner of Grayford's in New Jersey.
*First and foremost, we, at Grayford's, would like to humbly thank Pete Searson, Tony Patella, and all those at Tellason who took this project on. Most truly, this jacket would not exist for the market if it weren’t for their efforts and solid hearts as humans. Our most humbled gratitude to you all.
We came across this 1920’s French chore coat in moleskin and instantly saw its beauty. Our plan from the beginning was to recreate it. We thought, why should one lucky soul be the owner? Fortunately, Tellason felt the same.
For those who are interested in the journey, please read on.
Here goes. We, at Grayford's, acquired this coat from a fellow collector, curator, archivist, and dealer named Jason who owns @deja_vu_refinery. The chore coat was originally purchased by Jason from Scott Corey of Santa Fe. The legendary Scott Corey was the owner and founder of @santafevintage. (For those interested in a google search, by all means. He will 1,000% show up.) He curated one of the most prestigious collections of American vintage, art and objects, at a time when few were in the game. He saw, “it.” Whatever the “it” was, he saw it. Fashion designers—the big ones—would make the pilgrimage to his showroom from all over the world.
One day, Scott was called by a mutual friend of theirs, who at the time, was the director of one of the largest repositories of American vintage and antique clothing in the world. This repository holds the private collections of some of the biggest names in fashion, collectors, and museums. Scott was called to buy anything he wanted that had been decommissioned by the repository. This jacket was one of the items he purchased during his visit. This is the earliest we here at Grayford’s could trace the history of this coat on US soil.
Sadly, Scott Corey passed away in 2019 from pancreatic cancer. His collection and shop are now run and curated by Teo Griscom who worked alongside Scott for years prior to his passing.
Material: 13 oz. black selvedge denim from Japan. Cut and sewn in San Francisco.
Size: Please see the Fit Guide details in the Image Section for this item.