Brooks Brothers has dropped a damn-near perfect varsity jacket for the fall. The brushed wool shell features slew of authentic detailing reminiscent of a throwback college varsity jacket. The Brooks navy body works really well with the contrasting leather sleeves, ribbed stripe mock neck collar, bottom hem, and pocket detailing. The jacket also features full quilted lining with two interior pockets.
We’ve already covered one varsity jacket from Thom Browne for the upcoming fall season but the New York designer’s unveiled another that’s just as enticing. The midnight blue shell cotton shell is fitted with grey textured leather sleeves and trimmings as well as Mr. Browne’s signature red, white and navy stripes at collar, cuffs and hem. Classic detailing such as gold press-stud buttons, welt pockets and eyelet air vents at arm pits seal the deal. Look for the signature logo tab at back collar on this American-made piece as well.
Outlier’s at it again, this time releasing their Supermarine Anorak in both tan and navy gray. It’s a light pullover jacket that’ll work well for the current wet days we’ve seen here in the Northeast and right into the fall and winter months ahead. The yarn-dyed Supermarine fabric comes from Italy and has a sturdy handfeel that’s highly water resistant and looks impeccable. The 4Season side panels ensure movement and breathability as well as two-way side zips for extra ventilation. Partial front zip, front kangaroo pocket and rear zip carry pocket round it all out. Buy the Supermarine Anorak now through Outlier.
Here we have a look at New York designer Thom Browne’s Varsity Jacket for the upcoming F/W 2012 season. We’ve seen him do varsity jackets in the past but this is our personal favorite to date. The light brown tweed is so understated and works really well with the contrasting white sleeves and front pocket detailing. The ribbed collar and cuff are authentic and expected with signature red, white and blue stripes at the waist to make this a true Thom Browne piece. Look for it to be available through select retailers in the months ahead. Thom Browne’s Japanese outpost will have it for ¥142,800 JPY (~ $1,823 USD).
Wyoming-based Rocky Mountain Featherbed recently teamed up with Japan’s BEAMS for this small lineup of men’s vests for the upcoming F/W 2012 season. The pieces range in fabric from nylon and cotton to leather and denim with hints of corduroy and other fine textures. Look for the pieces to drop in the months ahead through select outposts include Beams. (via Selectism)
Penfield keeps things tastefully simple with their Spring 2012 lookbook, giving us a glimpse into the collection on a clean, white palette. The pieces come in inviting colors that will be perfect for when the sun shines. Massachusetts, from where Penfield originates, is known for its wet springs months and cool summer evenings, so there’s no doubt these offerings will be ideal for this. I’ve actually seen a ton of Penfield goods while I’ve been here in London and it makes sense. The pieces are well designed and work well in just about any weather so when it goes from being sunny and dry to downright gloomy and wet, having a Penfield jacket on does wonders.
From Marni comes this impeccably detailed twill parka for the spring. Each feature is done with the utmost care with the end result being a timeless hooded parka that you’ll be using for years to come. Oh, it’s Italian made from a brand that’s had a longstanding tradition so expect it to last as well. Take note of the elasticated cuffs, drawstring detail as well as the contrast lining.
As we transition between seasons, here’s a down vest from Vilebrequin that’s light enough to work through the spring but warm enough to be a go-to mid layer piece until temperatures begin to rise again. The design’s pretty basic but comes from a brand that’s known to protect and last. The duck down fill will surely do the trick while the fit and colorways will make this a classic piece in your wardrobe.
Golden Bear and San Francisco’s Unionmade team up once again, this time for the Bodega pea coat. It comes in navy and red, both with contrasting elbow patches and full grain leather trim. They’re made in San Fran’s Potrero Hill with the utmost attention to detail. More looks below.
Burberry takes its iconic trench coat and delivers it in a Taupe suede finish, though effortlessly keeping the brand’s longstanding heritage intact. It features all the proper details of a traditional Burberry trench — the two buttoned front pockets, epaulettes, belted cuffs, rain guard — and brings a heavier shell that will prove to be resourceful in the colder weeks and months ahead. The double-breasted closure provides added insulation while the hint of red on the belt closure on the front gives that added attention to detail.