The story of Stutterheim raincoats begins with melancholy embraced rather than feared. The small Swedish raincoat producer Stutterheim has made success by selling Swedish melancholy à la Bergman.
The Stutterheim Stockholm raincoat is a signature design first created by Alexander Stutterheim’s grandfather. It is handmade in rubberized cotton, comes unlined, with double welded seams, snap closures and cotton drawstrings.
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A classic Swedish fisherman’s raincoat
On the small island of Arholma in the Stockholm archipelago, Stutterheim founder Alexander Stutterheim discovered his grandfather’s old raincoat in a barn, shortly after he passed away. This classic fisherman’s raincoat, heavy, durable and timeless, provided the inspiration for the first Stutterheim raincoat, the Arholma.
A normal raincoat is actually quite boring. However, the Stutterheim Stockholm, made entirely by hand, make some users sing a different tune, since it is only made in 250 numbered pieces annually. Stutterheim raincoats undergo severe testing in horrible conditions both at sea and in the city. Each coat is individually quality-controlled by skilled seamstresses while guaranteeing you a modern and trendy silhouette in everyday life.
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Keeping rain and wind out
The Stockholm raincoat keeps the rain out. But maybe more important, it keeps wind from penetrating and creates its own little micro climate inside. Layer it up with a wool sweater or cardigan and you’ve got a much better winter outfit than the peacoat you thought you’d wanted.
Swedish Melancholy à la Bergman
The clean lines and functionality can easily be combined with any outfit. Either worn over a suit, or over something more casual like denim, both functions brilliantly. And there’s a lot of color choices to consider.
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A note on sizing if you are considering one. They’re slightly vanity sized. So, we suggest choosing one size smaller than you otherwise would have done.
Swedish Melancholy à la Bergman, written by Tor Kjolberg
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