Top coats are the expensive outerwear of gentlemen of means. These pieces are dressed up and ready to show. They are dark and formal, and topped with a little crop of red to show off. They are meant to compliment the Stone Cloud series which have a lighter and more delicate quality. Cashew lacquer is a material that I bring in from Korea and is not generally found in this country. In Asia, however it has been used for centuries and is similar to the urishi lacquer used in Japan.