From Levi’s Vintage Clothing comes this reproduction of a 1960s Levi’s jacket inspired by military style bomber jackets worn by pilots in WWII. The 100% suede sheepskin shell comes in a rich majolica blue finish and features contrast lining to make it standout even further. Cotton ribbing can be found on collar, cuffs, and hem.
From ts(s) comes this amazing looking jacket made from Italian Tweed and fitted with a knit collar for added warmth and detail. The Japanese label chose a high-end double faced wool which was washed to give it a rugged feel. The soft ribbed shawl collar, double breasted closure, rolled up buttoned cuffs and large broad side pockets all add to the fine details of this modern day classic. Available now through Por Vocacao.
Schott NYC has teamed up with Restoration Hardware for a limited release of this vintage cafe racer motorcycle jacket. The slim fitting jacket features authentic talon zippers and comes in black and brown. It’s shipped in classic Perfecto cigar box, modeled after the original shipping boxes from the 1930s. Like all other fine Schott product, the jacket is made by hand in the Schott NYC union factory in Elizabeth, NJ.
Here we have a look at the new Hybrid Jacket from BEAMS. This piece is from their Fall 2011 collection and features effortlessly blends a great design with performance and functionality. The two-tone colorway has some fine details and features, further adding to this distinct jacket. It is available now through BEAMS stores in Asia, including their Hong Kong chapter. (via hb)
Here’s one of our favorite offerings from visvim for the upcoming Fall 2011 season. The red GORE-TEX shell takes inspiration from a classic M-65 military jacket and also features a drawstring over sized collar with a packable hood for added detail and function. Look for this jacket to be available through select visvim retailers this week as well as through F.I.L. locations in Asia.
This video from Original Penguin tells the story of the Original Penguin Jacket, a piece that’s the symbol of the brand and its storied history and dates back to 1956. It was lost in the early seventies and then… well we won’t spoil it for you. Be sure to check out the video titled “Big World, One Jacket” below.
From Michael Bastian’s collaboration with GANT comes this remake of a classic smoking jacket. MB presents it in a red cord shell with black elbow patches and black shawl lapels. It features side vents, contrasting woven leather button details and is fully lined with contrasting gingham print.
Barbour and Tokihito Yoshida continue their fruitful collaboration into Fall 2011 with a plethora of pieces for the colder months. The Spey Fishing jacket is a new style that’s been added to the mix, one we think will be well-received by you all. The style’s got plenty of Barbour-infused detailing like the waxed shell and cord collar but gets the To Ki To touch with added functionality.
FSC offers up their lightweight, unstructured Clemente jacket made from a Japanese cotton/linen blend. The cut delivers a more tailored fit throughout the body and is unlined for max wear during these warm months while the peak lapels and genuine Corozo buttons drive it home.
If you are unfamiliar with Rapha the premise is simple: if James Bond rode a bike he would wear Rapha. They make wonderfully tailored gear for the cycling crowd making, “I bike to work” not an excuse for sloppy attire. The tradition continues with the Tailored Jacket for Spring 2011. In addition to looking sharp, it features details specific to the biking crowd: pleats in the rear shoulders, fastening storm-collar, and a zippered key pocket on the left arm to name a few. This marriage between form and function puts Rapha’s gear in a league of its own.