MR. GENTLEMAN of Japan delivers their English Wool Stadium Jacket in a finish that’s damn near perfect. “Taking design cues from Takeshi “BIG-O” Osumi and Yuichi Yoshii, the jacket features 100% British wool in the body and soft leather on the arms which serves as a nice contrast to the beige torso section.” Look for this offering from MR. GENTLEMAN online for ~ $1,023 USD. (via hypebeast)
RRL’s latest batch of stock is looking pretty exceptional across the board but here’s a standout from the impressive lineup. The label’s Wool Sports Jacket takes inspiration from an old school varsity jacket from the 1930′s and comes in a herbal green finish. The branding is minimalistic while the details are quite immense The rugged wool-blend twill makes this a Fall season must cop, especially given the limited numbers produced.
Italian label Bottega Veneta has been known to craft some pretty impressive menswear over the company’s longstanding history but their latest creation — the Row Wool Coat — may be one of their best yet. It features a navy cotton/wool shell that’s fitted with two front waist pockets and collar as well as a detachable hood for added functionality and versatility.
From Best Made Company comes their Famous Red Blanket made from Pendleton wool. “Our search for the perfect red wool blanket began out of necessity, and ended with the design and fabrication of our very own. Woven into the lower corner of our two-tone red blanket is the Best Made adjective (famous), which is framed with the four stripes that represent our C.C.G.F. mantra, and there are even subtle hash marks to guide a precision fold. The dead center of the blanket is emblazoned with our signature X, which marks the spot.” It looks phenomenal and is fitted with plenty of details while the fabric is nothing short of exceptional. What more could you ask for? (via Contemporary Standard)
Though we haven’t seen too many varsity jackets for Fall 2011, this wool-blend variety from rag & bone is definitely one of the better ones. It features a wool-blend body and leather sleeves and is fitted with nylon lining. The ribbed striped collar, cuffs and hem contrast well with the grey shell. It’s made in the USA and comes in a slightly more relaxed fit to give room for layering.
The folks over at Por Vocacao have this wool bomber jacket from Swedish label Acne. It’s lightly padded with ribbed details in a dark blue shell. Other details include a removable front closure tab, cord pullers at side pockets and the classic bomber style patch pocket on the left arm sleeve.
Unionmade recently teamed up with San Francisco-based Golden Bear for a new set of wool varsity jackets and this chocolate on chocolate piece just happen to catch our attention. It’s made in San Fran’s Potrero district by a company that’s been around since the 1920′s. The jackets feature some great detailing such as leather pocket details, wrist guards and cotton rib while coming in a slimmer cut to keep up with the times.
There are plenty of ways to stay warm during the winter but Borsalino’s line of headwear happens to be one of the most durable and versatile. Their Legionnaire hat is a prime example of this as it’s as warm as it is functional. The hat features fold down ear flaps & a short bill, and is made from a heather wool mix fabric.
It’s not easy staying warm and nowadays, there are plenty of brands “specializing” in outerwear. Honestly, I’d rather stick to the classic folks that have been doing it right since before my grandfather was around. This classic duffel coat by Brooks Brothers is timeless in every way, from the genuine horn toggle closure and center back vent to the pure wool shell and plaid lining.
Filson originally introduced their Mackinaw Cruiser back in 1914 and it’s still as well-crafted and durable as ever. For anyone looking to get some utility out of their jacket while still staying warm, this piece might be a prime candidate. It’s fitted with 4 front utility pockets, a 3-slot pocket, 2 hand warmer pockets, an open inner pocket, and a full-width map pocket in back. The Mackinaw Wool happens to be Filson’s heaviest wool and it’s a proven barrier against wind, rain, snow and cold.
The Mackinaw Cruiser comes in an array of finishes like red/black plaid, brown and charcoal but we’re digging Forest Green shell. It’s a bit more versatile and is a good look for the coming months.