Coverall Jacket - Garment Dyed International Orange

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13 oz. U.S. made bull denim.  Several utility pockets with right side interior pocket. Garment dyed in Marin Co. CA.   Extra rivet used to fortify newspaper pocket stress point. Made in San Francisco, Calif. USA.




We've been making our products in San Francisco since day one and our trips to the factory take us back and forth across the Golden Gate Bridge almost daily. Here is a tidbit from NPR about the unique color of the bridge, International Orange: 

The color came about thanks to Irving Morrow, the Golden Gate's consulting architect, who noticed the striking reddish-orange primer painted on some of the steel.

Morrow designed the bridge's lighting and its art-deco styling. He also championed the unusual color. Most bridges were gray, silver or black. It was expected that the Golden Gate Bridge would follow suit.

"He had to convince the Department of War, the permitting agency at the time, that the largest suspension span ever built at the time [should] have this wild crazy color," says Golden Gate Bridge spokeswoman Mary Currie.

The bridge's construction began in 1933. Two years later, Morrow made the case for the wild color in the 29-page document, Report on Color and Lighting, which he presented to the bridge's board of directors.

When choosing a color for our garment dyed Coverall jacket, International Orange immediately came to mind for obvious reasons. The factory that makes the jackets is 10 miles south across the bridge from our studio in Sausalito and the jackets are dyed 10 miles north of our studio. The color was meant to be.


  • 4
    from the UK

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Nov 2016

    Love it!

  • 4
    nice jacket, strange fit

    Posted by on 22nd Oct 2016

    I've been eyeing this jacket for a long time, the color and amount of pockets make it ideal for my job working as an inspector on ships. The fabric, construction and design are all top notch.

    However, tellason really needs to rethink their fit on this garment. I am 6'4" and in pretty good shape, with long arms. The sleeves are much too short. In addition the shape of the body is much too boxy. If this jacket came in a more fitted cut, not tight, just not so loose, it would be perfect.

    In short, not all XL wearers are fat!

  • 5
    All purpose jacket

    Posted by Tim on 14th Oct 2015

    I have had this jacket for over a year now, and it just keeps getting better. I can dress it up with khakis, oxford shirt and a striped tie or wear it with tees and almost any shade of denim. It has a classic sixties fit and I do use the newspaper pocket all the time.

  • 5
    More versatile then you might think

    Posted by Tim on 24th Nov 2014

    Tellason jackets are a great fit for me, and that is most important. But the International Orange is also very versatile. It can be worn with jeans, khakis, flannels, and gaberdine.