Pullman Coat ⁠— 13 oz. Cone Mills Selvedge Denim

Pullman Coat ⁠— 13 oz. Cone Mills Selvedge Denim


The Pullman Coat is an updated version of the iconic Pullman porter uniform. The coat features the trademark rounded collar, a single welt chest pocket and two large hand pockets. Denim is 13 oz. raw selvedge denim from Cone Mills’ White Oak plant, the now-closed last selvedge denim mill in America. Accented with railroad stripe denim, this is beautiful coat, tough enough to honor the Pullman Porters.

(Note* This jacket uses ‘second quality’ denim, which means it has more flaws per yard than what the mill allows. With no difference in durability, Slow Process is using this unique denim by choice. We love the character of the scars and scuffs, and they’re proudly incorporated into each jacket.)

First run is limited to 10 coats, with production estimated to take 3-4 weeks.

Raymond is 6’1, 140 lbs. and is wearing a Large for an oversized fit. Size chart below.

  • 13 oz. raw selvedge denim from Cone Mills’ White Oak plant (Greensboro, NC)

  • Angled single welt chest pocket

  • Oversized hand pockets with flaps

  • Selvedge details throughout

  • Pointed cuffs

  • Railroad denim accents, including interior chest pocket

  • Japanese brass buttons

  • Flat felled seams throughout

  • Single needle construction

  • Handmade in USA

Who were the Pullman porters?

In the early to mid-1900s, Pullman porters tended to passengers on the luxurious Pullman Sleeping Cars (sometimes referred to as ‘palaces on wheels’). A demanding and often degrading profession, porters were almost always black men. Tired of mistreatment, and excluded from other labor unions, the Pullman Porters organized under the guidance of legendary labor organizer, A. Philip Randolph. It took nearly 20 years, but the men succeeded, forming the first nationally recognized Black labor union—the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

Learn more about the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

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