GREENWICH, Conn. -- The fast approaching holiday season means traveling to Grandma's house -- or somewhere else (somewhere warmer, maybe?) -- which means packing the right clothes.
For Greenwich native Colby Kane, the founder of the Aviator brand of clothes, the idea behind the company's new travel jacket came about because he and his team couldn't find a premium travel jacket made in the U.S.
Kane said he was told it would cost too much to make it in America because U.S. factories aren't set up properly. "We couldn't disagree more," he said. "Our factory is fired up to change the narrative."
And so the new jacket, inspired by the iconic cafe racer motorcycle jacket, features a one-of-a kind design with two protective touchscreen outer sleeve pockets so users don't have to dig in pockets, backpacks or purses for phones, boarding passes, subway/bus passes or concert/sports/lift tickets. The fabric is also weather resistant.
Kane, who now lives in California, came up with the Aviator brand while jogging around Tod's Point. He started the clothing line nine years ago as a way to evoke the "jet-setter lifestyle."
Go to www.aviatorusa.com/ for pre-orders and more information; there is also an e-card for those who want to gift the jacket.
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