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.
You can’t go wrong with heavy knits for the colder months and the Harding cardigan from Pendleton’s Portland Collection is amazing. The smoked tan finish with the red and brown print throughout will work exceptionally with several different stylings. The wide neck, shawl collar and patch pockets add comfort to a well designed piece. Oh and it’s unisex so you can share with your lady friend(s).
It’s always good to have options and for that, we bring you a look at Rocky Mountain Featherbed Company’s military-inspired down vests. They’re well designed with deep front pockets and a slim fit throughout and come in tan, olive and black. The style is a bit out there but it’s definitely unique from most of the vests we’ve come across this season.
New York’s FSC has looks at two of their finest outerwear pieces for Fall 2011. The piece shown above is the WWII-inspired N-1 Deck jacket that features a recessed rib cuff and corduroy collar. The Isle of Man shown below has a lined hood, brass snaps and cotton drawcord at the waist and the hood. Both pieces come in 8.5 ounce waxed cotton shells fully lined with Melton wool for sealing out elements and sealing in warmth.
Here’s a look at some of the Crescent Down Works product Tres Bien has taken stock of this week. Once again, CDW drops some exceptional outerwear and the down parka as well as the down shirt both stand out from the crowd. The down shirt comes in navy and black, as does the parka. Beyond this, the Seattle brand also delivers a 60/40 bomber jacket in navy as well as olive.
Left Field has just dropped a few pieces from their F/W 2011 collection, among them are these heavy tartan overskirts. They’re made in Los Angeles from a burly 12 oz., 100% cotton American-made tartan twill. Fine details include a shrunken point collar, placket-free front, single chest pocket, shoulder pleats, adjustable cuffs, old school “union” tag and navy blue Corozo buttons. They come in a slimmer fit and can be worn as a button up or as a mid-layer piece.
We remember spotting this coat from WWM a few months back when the label’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection was unveiled. Mr. McNairy delivered an exceptional lineup and this one was definitely one of the standout pieces. It’s made in the USA and features a burgundy shell with navy stripes and toggle closure to top things off.