It was based on Lot.401 Engineer Coat from the last season and high-waisted belt with a tuck on the back.
The 1940s engineer coat was made for railway engineers and was an evolution of 18th Century overcoats worn in Britain. Fascinated by how the overcoat morphed into a piece of workwear, Takahashi found a vintage version in London, U.K. and began to study it. He ascertained that the details taken from the 18th Century coat – the small lapel, watch pocket and curve sleeve – were strengthened to make them robust enough to withstand the engineers work on the railways in the 1940s. Taking from the shape, details, and the construction Takahashi's Engineer Coat has dropped shoulder, a corduroy lining, one slash breast pocket, three flap pockets, a belted back and falls to the knee. It is made from organic cotton customised eleven-ounce left-hand selvedge twill, inspired by 1910s U.S. military fabric, and the material is dyed using plant and mud dyeing techniques.