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.
Here we have a video from Stone Island‘s R&D department that looks to highlight a new process developed by the Italian brand to make their ultra-light nylon, garment dyed down jacket. The nylon weighs only 26 grams per square meter and is filled with the finest down, appositely treated to bear the stress of the garment dyeing procedure. The lightweight and comfort of the jacket is achieved through the direct injection of the feathers and by a simplified construction of the down bags. The jacket is then garment dyed through special formulas to achieve otherwise unreachable shades and the addition of a special agent to the dye formula makes the piece anti-drop. Video is below.
A short while back, we turned you to Mt. Rainier Design’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection and happy to have spotted one of the lineup’s standout pieces at Inventory. The 60/40 down parka is an unbeatable option and see it in this tan shell with the forest green lining makes it super versatile. While this jacket’s primary job is to keep you warm, the while leather toggles and multiple pockets add to the functionality but give it some great detailing in the process.
Seattle-based Crescent Down Works has been around since the mid-70s and the Down Shirt is one of their more versatile items. It’s a perfect jacket that can be worn as a jacket or can easily be worn under a wool coat or parka. It’s filled with goose down and delivered with a 60/40 (cotton/poly) shell with nylon lining.
On the heels of its 35th Anniversary year, Penfield has teamed up with rag & bone for a brand new, limited edition set of two men’s winter coats for Holiday 2010. The Penfield for rag & bone Mallory down jacket is based on Penfield’s classic Rockford silhouette and comes in two colorways, with updated fabrication and subtle design details created to complement and combine both brands’ distinctive, rugged aesthetic.
The Mallory’s available in black thornproof wool with contrasting corduroy shoulder yoke in black as well as a deep khaki shell with a dark olive cord shoulder yoke. Both jackets are lined with brown plaid, two front chest pockets, two lower welt pockets and custom co-branding on the inside.
Look for the Mallory jackets to hit select shops worldwide later this month and retail for $695 each. Some of the spots to find it include all rag & bone boutiques in NYC, their Tokyo flagship, Colette in Paris as well as online at Oki-Ni. This isn’t the first time the two iconic labels have teamed up and from looking at their success in the past, we doubt it’ll be the last.
Patagonia‘s hooded down jacket is ultralight with highly-compressible down insulation, making it a great pickup for the colder months ahead of us. It comes an array of finishes but we dig this blue shell with red trimmings. It’s also perfect for travel; just compress and toss into your bag and pull it out when needed.
From BEAMS comes this 600-fill down jacket. The Outer fabric is a fine use of ripstop material while the overall craftsmanship will ensure durability. BEAMS currently offers the piece in black, olive and navy finishes but the red happens to be our favorite.
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From Japan comes glamb’s Gibson down jacket. From a distance, it looks like any other down jacket, but when you get close you can see the fine details. For instance, the jacket’s made of lamb leather and it distinguishes itself from the pack with its color and gloss. The cut is slim, just like we need it to be. The pricetag’s about $655, and I think it’s worth every dollar.