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the Miller

from 450.00

The Miller Coat is made in Philadelphia, USA.
It is made of wax-printed cotton.

We provide two construction methods for our sportcoats:
Structured  - Constructed with a single piece canvas to provide clean lines and prolonged durability. The structured jacket is fully lined with hand finishing on the sleeve heads and collar.

Unstructured - A light, form-fitting shell with lined sleeves. The unstructured jackets have the same slim fit as the structured jackets with increased breath-ability and a weightless feel.

Note: Because it is made to order, this item is exchange-only and not refundable.

To purchase matching trousers, please contact us.

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Palm Wine Sunday.

"...Still reeling from a hangover brought on by the previous night's palm-wine and the pounding brimstone from Pastor Olatunji's Sunday sermon at the Redeemer's Holy Church of Resurrection, I burrowed into the bus's backseat and prayed someone would put me out of my misery by burying me alive or brewing me some coffee.  I was about to suggest to the driver that he would be doing us all a small mercy if he plowed into a ravine instead of hitting every pot-hole from Ibadan to Lagos, when we became ensnared by the trademarked traffic that would emblazon every postcard of Nigeria if there was any honesty at all in the tourism industry.

Cars and people occupied every inch between us and the horizon; an elephant graveyard of 1970s Italian assembly line rejects and African day-dreams which would remain deferred until the next farce of a presidential election.  Drivers slept and tried to forget how little petrol was in their tanks.  Hawkers shoved freshly baked bread into open windows with the fervor of the Reagan administration introducing crack-cocaine to the 1980s Black community.  Foreigners nervously tucked their passports and bribery money deeper into the recesses of their sweat-stained suits while scanning the periphery with the efficiency of a well-intentioned American drone strike.  Like congregants in group prayer, all of us engaged in an inherently African endeavor; we waited patiently for change while expecting nothing to happen.

And then it began:  Slowly at first, like the first person at a picnic to discover an encroaching zombie outbreak, they began to run toward us.  In a panic-stricken dance of dominoes, car after car emptied itself as its occupants took to the streets.  There was a pop-pop-popping sound.  Then smoke.  The whole affair had the air of a ill-timed magic trick that would end with an assistant trying to un-impale herself as the audience backed-away nervously.   In the front seat of our bus, Pastor Olatunji calmly wiped his brow, as pastors tend to before deciding that the Holy Spirit is going to pay them a visit.  Without a word to any of the wayward flock he had been guiding to the Promised Land, he opened the door and fled alongside the stampeding crowd.

Moments later, I found myself the only passenger on the bus.  I was unfolding my shawl-print Miller jacket, which had been doubling as a pillow and my only luxury in the world, when the armed robbers came upon me.  They squinted menacingly through the windows; their weapons tapping against the glass like vampires politely requesting entry into a suburban foyer. I slid my arms into the jacket's sleeves.

My hands found a frayed lever and I wound the window down halfway. Craning my neck out of it so they could hear me, I remarked:  'One of you is going to die trying to take this sport-coat off my back. Which one of you will it be?'"
 

How We Measure.
38 Regular.
Shoulder - 17.5 inches
Arm Length - Center back to Sleeve Length = 34.5 inches
Arm Length - Armpit to Sleeve Base = 17.75 inches
(+1 inch extra to let out)
Chest = 20.75 inches (or 41.5 inches all the way around)
Jacket Length = 29 3/8 inches (+2 inches extra to let out)

40 Regular
Shoulder - 17.75 inches
Arm Length - Center back to Sleeve Length = 35.5 inches
Arm Length - Armpit to Sleeve Base = 18 inches
(+1 inch extra to let out)
Chest = 21.75 inches (or 43.5 inches all the way around)
Jacket Length = 30 5/8 inches (+2 inches extra to let out)

42 Regular
Shoulder - 18 5/8 inches
Arm Length - Center back to Sleeve Length = 36 inches
Arm Length - Armpit to Sleeve Base = 18 inches
(+1 inch extra to let out)
Chest = 22.75 inches (or 45.5 inches all the way around)
Jacket Length = 30 5/8 inches (+2 inches extra to let out)

44 Regular
Shoulder - 19.5 inches
Arm Length - Center back to Sleeve Length = 37.5 inches
Arm Length - Armpit to Sleeve Base = 18.25 inches (+1 inch extra to let out)
Chest = 23.75 inches (or 47.5 inches all the way around)
Jacket Length = 30.75 inches (+2 inches extra to let out)

Please note that Long jackets are available upon request. Just contact us, or make a note when placing your order.