Junya Watanabe of COMME des GARCONS continues a fruitful collaboration with The North Face with this winter down coat from the eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN line. This piece is really well-thoughtout as it features elements from military-inspired classics like the N-3B and B9 and blends it with modern detailing. Note the leather trimmed pockets, classic check on the inner lining and the corduroy collar to top things off. The removable hood features fur and a central zip as well. Look for this piece to hit select accounts soon with an MSRP in the $1,750 range.
With the winter weather finally here, it’s time to pull out the snorkels and parkas for that added layer of protection. The folks at Alpha Industries sent one of their N-3B Slim Fit parkas over to us to try out and we have to say we’re glad they did. It features a flight nylon outer shell with contrasting nylon lining and polyfill for a thicker layer between you and the elements. The slim fit cut coupled with the longer length give way to added insulation and a effortless look.
For those that follow us on Twitter (shameless plug), you may have noticed my declaration of love for Boardwalk Empire. The show’s set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era and is undoubtedly one of the most well-written shows on television today. One of my favorite characters in the show is Chalky White played by Michael Kenneth Williams, though it should be said that he’s been quiet the last few episodes, hopefully that changes. Back to the subject at hand, MR PORTER actually sat down with Mr. Williams for a brief Q&A, one that gives us a little bit of insight into the man he is off the screen. At the same time, they’ve also dropped a few accompanying looks as he sports the season’s best coats.
Mihara Yasuhiro drops this military style coat for the spring and summer seasons with a relatively lightweight shell that’s comfortable but can protect against the elements when duty calls. It features a zip down front closure but has excess fabric draped over to hide it, adding some much-welcomed versatility. The hood’s adjustable as is the waist via interior elastic cords.
Creep by Hiroshi Awai has been one of the most consistent brands we’ve previewed over the past few seasons and it falls primarily in the details. The precision cuts and distinct additions make the Japanese brand’s products timeless and really well made. This cotton khaki shop coat is a great example of all the things Creep by Hiroshi Awai is doing right with a 3 and 1/4 inch collar with 6 1/2 lapels, pin-stripe lined placket and two panel sleeves, the detailing is immense and all much welcomed.
It also comes with a small custom pale navy paisley and nautical themed Creep by Hiroshi Awai hankie to sweeten the detail.
We’ll rank this piece as one of our favorite summer coats for months ahead. It’s made from a mid-weight cotton and features a double breasted closure and peak lapels. The three-quarters length is perfect and when coupled with the fine detailing such as should epaulettes and natural dark brown buffalo horn buttons, we consider this to be a must-have for anyone in the market for a summer coat.
Mackintosh is known for its iconic raincoat and it’s experienced a bit of a resurgence in the past few years, becoming a premiere luxury brand that’s still dishing out top-notch pieces. We’re currently in the midst of a rain downpour so why not show you guys a piece that’ll keep you dry next time around? The Dunkeld coat is made from 100% coated linen that’s shower resistant also happens to be a more fitted version of the famous Mackintosh Duncan.
Schott’s Greg Chapman has done a phenomenal job crafting the new launched Perfecto collection and the timing couldn’t have been better. All pieces are inspired by vintage Perfecto Schott pieces, with some modern enhancements of course. The offerings are made in limited quantities at Schott factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The brand’s Deck Hand Toggle Coat is one of the standout pieces from the line as it’s made from selvedge denim and lined with chambray. Other fine details include contrast cotton stitching, selvedge under the collar and a neck storm flap for some added protection from the elements.
It’s not easy staying warm and nowadays, there are plenty of brands “specializing” in outerwear. Honestly, I’d rather stick to the classic folks that have been doing it right since before my grandfather was around. This classic duffel coat by Brooks Brothers is timeless in every way, from the genuine horn toggle closure and center back vent to the pure wool shell and plaid lining.
Hypebeast turns us to this hooded coat from the Junya Watanabe Man COMME des GARCONS line. It’s made from a selection of traditional as well as vintage military fabrics and comes in a navy blue finish. Look closer and you’ll see Junya Watanabe fitted the elbow patches and shoulder area with some tweed detailing.
Look for it at select Junya Watanabe retailers including Vendor.