FOCUS: WINTER PRODUCT BRIEF
Winter is quickly approaching as the mercury drops. We take this opportunity to provide a briefing on some of our latest winter-ready items. Highlights from a wide breadth of products including gloves, headwear, footwear, and outerwear from the likes of Human Made, Junya Watanabe MAN, kolor, Mountain Research, New Balance, SOPHNET., Ten c, visvim, and WTAPS. Functionality and heat retention are the common threads that spans across this product range.
Functional and unique gloves as part of the SOPHNET. winter delivery. The top of the gloves is made from a supple custom melton wool while the palms are made in durable goat leather with conductive touch screen compatibiity. Rounding out the details is a thick ribbed cuff adorned with SOPH.’s signature scorpion tab.
The made in Japan, Human Made’s classic features heavy ribbed knit acrylic construction with a noted turned brim design. The cool-weather accessory is finished with a Human Made x Studio Seven stitched brand patch.
SOPHNET. and Danner footwear align for a premium yet utilitarian take on this military style hiker boot. Developed by the US Army for use in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, the boots are crafted from high quality full grain leather upper with a durable rubber mudgaurd wrapped around the base of the upper. A durable and high tread Vibram sole provides reliable grip in a wide range of conditions. Signature SOPHNET. updates are seen in an inside ankle zip, de-bossed tongue logo and co-branded Ortholite insoles. Made in Japan, the boots offer the highest level of craftsmanship in the Danner line.
New Balance offers a rugged sneaker/boot just in time for fall/winter. Made from supple leather the shoes come with a Gore-Tex lining and water-resistant outer finish to keep feet dry in snow and rain. A medial side zipper allows for easy entry and the shoe rests atop ENCAP midsole technology and a high tread outsole for reliable grip. Metal eyelets and a Gore-Tex lace cover ensure a water-tight fit.
A distinct striped pattern swathes this jacket in a plush wool and cotton blend. The button-up jacket features a spread collar, and unique buttoned flap chest pockets (with a zippered side pocket within the left chest pocket) and buttoned cuffs. The lining is beautifully quilted for added warmth and the jacket is finished with a split hem.
Utilizing Levi’s’ iconic denim trucker jacket, this special collaborative jacket is updated with cowhide leather sleeves and a warm high pile faux shearling lining and collar. Made in Japan, the jacket is finished with ribbed cuffs, button chest pockets and a hem cinch adjustment.
This varsity-inspired reversible jacket features a wool blend shell with contrast piping along raglan sleeves, inset front pockets and a large chest patch. The front closure offers snaps, while branded patches are stitched throughout the jacket. When reversed the jacket is featured in high-lustre cotton/rayon with patch hand pockets and chainstitch logo.
This eccentrically styled peacoat features two leather toggle straps across the chest, with buckled closures in place of the usual buttons. This gives the doubled breast a wider, swinging silhouette. Made in Japan of a dense wool blend, this coat ensures cold air is kept at bay.
Outfitted with a wide array of zip and velcro cargo pockets, the Modular Jacket by WTAPS is one of the seasons most impressive pieces of outerwear. Made in Japan from a dense nylon taffeta, the jacket features a zip front placket with custom fabric pull and stand collar neckline while the rear features an oversized zip game pocket. Lightly padded for the colder months, the garment is finished with elasticated velcro cuffs and signature understated WTAPS branding.
A new classic, the infamous and well traveled designer offers his latest rendition of the beloved Sanjuro Kimono Down JKT this season. A unique amalgamation of traditional Edo period attire with the ubiquitous military MA-1 flight jacket originally designed by the U.S.A.F. Featured in a rare Italian sourced, naturally dyed distressed nylon, the contemporary over coat comes insulated with White Superia goose down and subtle yet distinguishing hand stitched detailing throughout. Finishing details include a high-vis orange rayon/cotton lining, snap hand pockets, ribbed wool collar and zip utility sleeve pocket.
This military inspired fishtail parka features a zip front closure with snap storm flap and two large front slit pockets along with a single button flap pocket with top entry at the left chest. A high cut collar and visor hood provides additional weather protection while a drawstring hem and hood allow for user customization. Each jacket also features the modular option for liner and hood attachments. The jacket fabric, OJJ, is made in Japan and is a knitted nylon/polyester micro-fibre which is finished exclusively in Italy by Ten c. This jersey will with time, mould itself almost imperceptibly to your body and will acquire a unique individual patina. Each jacket reflecting its own personal history and that of its user; it will become your favourite jacket.
The Ten C Winter Liner is based on the standard issue U.S Army mode of the 1950’s and should be used in colder conditions. Made from lightweight nylon, the quilted liner features a zip front closure, premium down insulation and will fit into all modular Ten c outer shells for adaptable weather protection. The jacket is also reversible, allowing it to be worn on its own.
For Fall/Winter 2017 Junya Watanabe collaborates with iconic Californian outdoors experts The North Face for one of the designers most ambitious collections to date. Using high quality materials and Japanese production, the Watanabe deconstructs TNF’s ultra durable duffle bags and turns them into functional garments. The ‘Wool Twill Flannel Duffle Bag Remake Jacket’ is based on a military parka design and is crafted from a heavy duty wool blend herringbone fabric. PVC resin duffle bag fabric is found throughout with an oversized The North Face print at the rear and hem. Pockets include two zip chest pockets, two snap flap pockets and an interior mesh pocket. The inside of the jacket is outfitted with a full mesh lining and two padded backpack straps. The hood features a removable faux-fur trim with corduroy detailing and drawcord adjustment. Finishing the impressive jacket is a transparent The North Face chest tab and co-branded interior label.