Truss Jacket by Salence Brings a Sleek Urban Aesthetic to the Catwalk at Knoxville Fashion Week

Focused on more than just good looks, the jacket features breakthrough insulation technology from locally-based Climashield®

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. August 17, 2012 – Climashield® and Salence together announced that tonight, at Knoxville Fashion Week, the Truss Jacket will be featured during the Coachman Clothiers runway show.  Sporting a sleek design inside and out, the Truss Jacket by Salence features a stretch, waterproof fabric coupled with Climashield® CONTUR four-way stretch insulation, ensuring freedom of movement and maximum warmth.

With over 40 years of collective experience in technical outerwear, the team at Salence designed the Truss jacket to be a piece that men would wear in and out of the elements.  The sporty, slim-fitting men’s jacket is waist-length and long-sleeved, constructed with a waterproof stretch polyester twill and Climashield® insulation that provides unparalleled durability and warmth in a soft, thin package.

Knoxville Fashion Week’s Friday, Aug. 17 runway event kicks-off with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. while The Men’s Show by Coachman Clothiers featuring the Truss jacket will take over the runway at 9:30 p.m. The event takes place at Town & Country Commons located at 151 North Peters Road in Knoxville. For tickets, visit

On Saturday, Aug. 18, local Knoxville shoppers can experience the Truss jacket for themselves at a trunkshow taking place at the Coachman Clothiers store. The trunkshow is from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is located at 9700 Kingson Pike in Knoxville. Available in peppercorn and navy, the Truss retails for $445.

Win the Truss Jacket
Beginning next Wednesday, Aug. 22, Climashield is giving fans of the Truss a chance to win the jacket right off the runway. Two winners will receive a Truss jacket in the color of their choice. For details, visit

Knoxville Fashion Week
Knoxville Fashion Week is an art and fashion event with the ultimate goal of creating buzz and giving a relevant outlet to fashion houses, buyers, and culture enthusiasts in Knoxville and beyond. The event coordinators are committed to connecting consumers with products and services that relate to fashion, beauty and luxury. We will showcase incredible Knoxville talent and highlight the rich fashion community that has been thriving in Knoxville in recent years. For additional information including costs and a complete schedule, visit

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Salence is a new men's outerwear brand with deep roots in technical design and manufacturing. Good friends Carol Owen, Andy Gathings and Whitney Hunter joined together in 2010 to start collaborating on what has become the 2012 Salence "Bridge" Collection. The collection combines aesthetically modern styling with hints of classic inspiration, bridging the capabilities, strength and ingenuity of innovations past and present. For more information about Salence visit:

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