If you tell me you have a jacket with a pocket specifically for a map you’ve gotten my attention. There is something about unfolding a paper map out on the hood of your car, or laying it out in the dirt at your feet that makes you feel like you are actually exploring, much more so than scrolling through a screen on your iphone, or letting GPS tell you exactly where to go. Part of traveling is about getting lost, about stumbling upon new unexpected experiences. Traveling by paper map really opens you up to those things, you get a rough sense of where you are going, which direction you need to be heading, but the rest is left a bit up to chance. I’ve known Marylynn for years, she’s one of the first people I met when I arrived in NYC on a plane from Serbia where I’d been wandering previously. She called me up the other day and said she had in stock a jacket she made in collaboration with Tellason Denim out of SF, one that she wanted me to take out on the road to let her know what I thought of it. And when she mentioned the map pocket, I was impressed. I’ve been looking for a white coat like this for a long time, I think all things get better with age, old leather, denim, wood, people. What better way to watch the miles and years go by than in the wear; to see the marks that time and travel leaves, to patch up the holes that you’ve worn through, to make the item really your own. I figured lets start with a blank slate, a white coat (there’s a pair of matching pants that goes along with this as well). There are 3 things that are really important for an adventure; a good bag, a good pair of boots, and a good jacket.