Dutch brand Denham and musician James Lavelle have teamed up for the Advisor Parka for Spring 2012. It’s a modern take on the classic M65 Fishtail Parka — old-school shell with new-age fabrics. The parka features a indigo rubberized nylon body made from Italy, and fitted with hand-painted details. It’s lined with seersucker, has plenty of pockets for easy storage and a hint of sweater material from the Canadian army. With the parka also comes headphones released in association with audio label Frends.
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.
Here’s another solid offering from Golden Bear, this time in the form of their Seaside Jacket. It’s made in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill and features a 100% cotton corduroy shell and features leather trimmings throughout. The ribbed cuffs, collar and bottom give way for added insulation and look great in the contrasting mustard yellow.
The latest varsity jacket to hit the market comes from Japanese brand A Bathing Ape and Brooklyn-based Ebbets Field Flannels. Ebbets has been dropping some really authentic pieces over the years, most notable for their wool caps that are now sold at several legit retailers. This item doesn’t steer away from the brand’s vision as it’s got all the proper detailings of an authentic varsity jacket. The navy/red/cream colorway looks phenomenal as does the bold crest that’s featured on the back.
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.
Another collaborative effort between Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen and Ronnie Fieg, this chocolate and tweed baseball jacket is the second from the duo. The details are immense yet minimalistic, with premium cotton fabric shell and tweed sleeves, as well as stuffed quilted lining for added warmth. The jacket is limited to 42 pieces and will be available at Kithnyc.com today (Friday) at 11am EST.
Heritage Research has released their Sierra Nevada Ventile Parka for Fall 2011, one that takes inspiration from a 1952 photo printed in A LIFE magazine of Jack Kennedy in the Sierra Nevada mountain range wearing a classic 1950′s military mountaineering parka. It’s got all the proper details like a navy weatherproof Ventile shell, adjustable hood with removable shearling sheepskin lining, military RiRi zip under a double front placket nickel popper closure stormflap and much more. The authentic pivot sleeves allow for climbing while the four front angled hand warmer pockets will give protection when you need it most. The light tan Ventile and wool blanket lining looks tremendous and does a splended job insulating as well.
Mt. Rainier Design drops a sizable delivery to San Fran’s Unionmade. The goods are of the outerwear variety, with a solid mix of jackets and vests to help us make it through this winter. Mt. Rainier Design’s exclusive, USA-made 60/40 cloth is utilized in all their jackets and vests.
Japan’s Unused drops this well-designed biker jacket in navy cowhide leather. It fastens with asymmetrical metal zip and features a round collar that fastens across the front with two metal press studs. There’s plenty more detailing including reinforced quilting on each shoulder, upper arm and elbow. The body of the jacket is lined with blue quilt, ‘Thinsulate’ cotton while the sleeves are lined with a cupro and cotton blend.
We’ve always been fans of Alpha Industries and military-worn outerwear. the N-3B is one of our favorite parkas on the market and this collaborative effort with uniform experiment adds some minute details to a classic jacket. Beyond the ribbed cuffs, everything has stayed the same as the co-branded parka looks to preserve as much of the authentic design and construction as possible. This N-3B will drop on October 29th through select uniform experiment retailers.