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.
The cold weather hasn’t hit the Northeast just yet but we’re sure there are some of you out there that have already experienced the brisk chills. Consider Acne’s Kiruna jacket as a top-notch companion for the winter months ahead as it’s got all the makings of a winter-time essential. It features a zip through front that’s concealed by button fastening and a twin button closure at the neck for added insulation, topped off with a drawstring hood, inside drawstring ties at the waist, two concealed zip chest pockets, two lower front pockets with button flap closure, drawstring hem and contrast lining.
Mastermind Japan looks promising for the upcoming Fall/Winter seasons with this unstructured blazer leading the charge. The black cotton shell features a white spotted texture, peaked lapels, a patch breast pocket, two front patch pockets, all topped off with a three-button closure. What else could you want as you transition into the colder months ahead?
C.P. Company’s Google jacket from seasons past has received its own theme collection this time around with a few jackets in the lineup as well as a knitted cap to top things off. They feature oil waxed canvas shells and high-density nylon materials. Prices range from $163 USD for the knit cap to $1,555 for some of the jackets. Look for the collection at select stockists worldwide.
Burberry London offers up their iconic trench coat in a wool-blend shell for the fall. The berry red finish makes it an essential piece for cooler months ahead as it will add some much-needed color to a normally mute season. The trench features epaulettes, cuff straps, double-breasted front, two front pockets and buttoned back pleat.
Nigel Cabourn collaboration with Eddie Bauer for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 seasons was one of the most sought-after collections from this past January’s Pitti Uomo. The collaboration pieces have been designed alongside Cabourn, drawing on their archive classics and produced in Canada using the techniques and experience used back in the day.
The final product is very limited but we’ve sighted the first batch in the form of EB’s Canadian vest at Superdenim. Available in both an orange check and olive, the Canadian vest is based on a military design. The olive shell features a lightly waxed cotton outer that’s hand filled with goose down and packed tight to give amazing insulation and quality finishing with Tweed details and a Coyote fur collar to finish things off. The orange check comes with a Harris Tweed outer and cotton quilted inner with fine details like the calf skin shoulder yolk and a Coyote fur collar similar to that of the olive shell to complete the piece.
Lead designer for Ma.strum, Donrad Duncan, pulls inspiration from Massimo Osti, a man known for his extensive research in textiles and form revolutionized sportswear. Osti’s work was innovative and timeless with a strong sense of functionality as well. The Ma.strum collection utilizes high-tech fabrics and technology to create products providing function, comfort and style. A selection of garments, bearing the “Massimo Osti Archive” label, uses exclusive fabrics rediscovered and transformed from Massimo Osti Studio’s Textile Archive.
Here’s one of our favorite outerwear pieces for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Kitsune manages to pull out one of their best designs to date with this Mountain Jacket. It comes in a polyester blend shell in navy and some magnificent detailing like the toggle closure and large front pockets. The hood collapses too so you can pull it out when you really need it.
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.