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Ket It Together

A Locally Crafted Jacket with Ties to ’20s Paris

5b471a40384ff80f9f34bc50edf67c66Mr. Smutek.

That’s a man who started making handmade raincoats in 1920s Paris, then his sons kept the business going until WWII.

Ketums.

That’s the new Mission-based outerwear company run by his great-grandson, now accepting preorders.

First, consider how you instantly kind of want a raincoat from a ’20s Parisian man named Mr. Smutek.  Then, consider what Ketums looks like when you spell it backward.

Now you’re ready to hop online and get yourself a hooded jacket. One with waxed cotton from a Scottish mill that’s been kicking around since 1864, Japanese corduroy, gray flannel inside and a sleeve liner with bikes on it.

We could tell you why you might need a good jacket around here, or where you might go with it, but... yeah. Moving on.

Coming up soon, before fall probably, there’ll also be a jacket made out of soda bottles and then, later on, some flannel shirts and maybe a picnic blanket.

That sounds nice.

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