Free Flat Friday #5: Men’s Long Rain Parka

Betabrand think tank jacket flat for design

TGIFFF! This week’s Free Flat Friday post is a men’s long rain parka! It’s a heritage silhouette, but with cleaner, more modern details, plus a versatile snap-off hood. I was thinking it’d look great in navy waxed cotton with antique brass hardware and a rain-slicker yellow lining, but I’d like to see how you adapt this design for your own use!

Click here to get the rain poncho flat: http://bit.ly/BBRainPoncho

For those of you who are new to the blog and aren’t familiar with FFF, we post a new flat garment illustration each Friday. Sometimes they’re not much more than a quick idea, and other times they’re actual things we’re working on here at Betabrand. But you’re free to download them and edit the designs to your heart’s content! Just hit the link and download the AI file, and you’ll get a copy of this very garment that includes line art, solid fill, and fully rendered versions for you to use in your own design work! Change around some of the details, colors and come up with some fabric ideas, and send it back via the Betabrand Think Tank. Who knows, your idea might make you the next superstar Think Tank designer at Betabrand!

Keep checking back each week for a new illustration, and happy designing, everyone!

Steven B. Wheeler is Betabrand’s Lead Designer
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Steven B. Wheeler

Steven B. Wheeler

Lead Designer at Betabrand
Steven B. Wheeler got his start in the fashion at an early age, spending countless hours hunched over his mother's Kenmore sewing machine when he quite honestly should have been doing his homework.

Upon graduation from high school, Steven became an apprentice tailor, where he spent three years learning custom garment creation, pattern drafting, and alterations. He was introduced to old-world techniques, and fell in love with all the unseen engineering that goes into a well-tailored garment.

Steven moved to San Francisco in 2003, simultaneously building an alterations and custom apparel business while earning his BFA in Menswear Design. Since then, Steven has designed apparel for companies both large and small before embarking on his most recent comedic misadventure as a designer at Betabrand.

He continues to maintain an optimistic outlook on life despite this last fact.
Steven B. Wheeler

Steven B. Wheeler got his start in the fashion at an early age, spending countless hours hunched over his mother's Kenmore sewing machine when he quite honestly should have been doing his homework. Upon graduation from high school, Steven became an apprentice tailor, where he spent three years learning custom garment creation, pattern drafting, and alterations. He was introduced to old-world techniques, and fell in love with all the unseen engineering that goes into a well-tailored garment. Steven moved to San Francisco in 2003, simultaneously building an alterations and custom apparel business while earning his BFA in Menswear Design. Since then, Steven has designed apparel for companies both large and small before embarking on his most recent comedic misadventure as a designer at Betabrand. He continues to maintain an optimistic outlook on life despite this last fact.