Norse Store has taken stock of some fine product from Junya Watanabe MAN for the fall and winter months ahead. The standout piece is part of the designer’s collaborative effort with Gloverall. As always, attention to detail is paramount with this piece, bringing together impressive tailoring and materials. Available now for $2,077 through Norse Store.
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.
From Junya Watanabe Man’s eYe collection comes this navy varsity jacket for Fall 2011. It’s super heavy and was made in collaboration with army supplier Johnson Leathers right here in the United States. The detailing justifies the price tag as it features heavy cow leather sleeves, a wool shell and full red nylon lining. The slanted front pockets have leather accents while the shawl collar, cuffs and hem are all ribbed for a slimmer fit.
Junya teams up with Vanson to make a jacket for the all American street wear bad boys out there. This classic motorcycle jacket has an asymmetrical zip front and pockets and zippers galore. While the zippers make the jacket stand out a bit they aren’t overwhelming, ensuring that this will be a piece with some longevity in your wardrobe. Whether you ride a Harley or the train to get to where you need to be, this jacket is a fly option.
Levi’s recently crafted a limited edition trucker jacket for COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe Man and from the looks of it, they really dug deep on this one. It features the iconic Levi’s denim jacket shape but comes in a softer jersey cotton shell. Apart from that, all the usual detailings are in play like two button flap pockets, a Levi’s red tab on the left chest pocket and adjustable button hem and cuff openings.
Who better to craft a down-filled pea coat than Junya Watanabe? This impressive outerwear piece features a black quilted water resistant puff exterior with down filling. The details are immense, with wool plaid flannel under the collar, a double breasted button front closure and black corduroy detailing on front pockets. The time dedicated to making each of one of these in Japan must have been extensive, because crafting something this special requires lots of it.
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.
San Fran’s Union gotten their first shipment of Junya Watanabe Man items for the fall and the Jake Davis was lucky enough to get an exclusive first look. The range is impeccable, with plenty of high-fashion aesthete mixed with good ol’ craftsmanship, a combination that’ll continue to influence the mass market brands for seasons moving forward. The fabric and print combos are mind-blowing, with camo makes its way onto plenty of staple items including jersey sweatshirts, a houndstooth scarf and even to the inside of a pair of denims.
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