In the 1979 film Escape From Alcatraz, Clint Eastwood plays an inmate who, you guessed it, escapes from Alcatraz. His plan hinges on constructing a small boat in secret while working in the prison woodshop. He does so by sneaking out tools, glue, and other construction materials in a trusty denim shop coat past the guards, and let me tell you, this coat ensures the title of the film isn’t a question but a completed action.
You may not be smuggling life raft supplies in this jacket, but you certainly could. Tellason made their Stock label up to the construction standards of the rest of their mainline and this humble chore coat stacks up with the best of them. Made from a midweight 14oz. Cone Mills non-selvedge denim, it features 6 pockets for all your contraband needs (five on the outside, one on the inside).
No one knows where the real life escaped convicts went after Alcatraz, but this jacket is made in San Francisco, home to the infamous prison island. Maybe they just wanted to share this coat with the world?