The following are our staff’s favorite outwear/jacket releases of 2011 up to this point. The jackets are listed in no particular order. For the well dressed man only.
CASH CA Melton Shirt Jacket
Although the CASH CA Melton S/J has an oxford silhouette, the thick wool material makes it into a dope jacket / outer layer for the upcoming winter. The two-tone gray-scale colorway adds a perfect subtle closing piece for any outfit.
- Designed by Kazuki Kuraishi
- Availible @ CASH CA Online Store for approx. $382 US.
Kid Cudi x Surface to Air Jacket
G.O.O.D Music artist Kid Cudi has collaborated with fashion label Surface to Air to design a collection of leather jackets. This is my personal favorite from the collection. This piece obviously has a great deal of “biker inspiration” but with its well placed contrasted shoulder patches and well flowing zipper enclosures, this piece is a great addition to any high fashion enthusiast’s wardrobe.
- The jacket can be seen in Kid Cudi’s Mr. Rager music video here.
COMME des Garcons JUNYA WATANABE FALL 2011 Nordic Varsity Jacket
Really not much needed to be said about this jacket, when does a COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE piece ever disappoint. Released with their Fall 2011 collection, the Nordic varsity sports a two-tone red and eggshell colorway with a nice winter print. Nice and clean. Well executed.
- Available now at Union La.
UNDFTD x adidas NBA ALL-Star Limited-Edition Track Jacket
I thought I’d bring back something that I really appreciated from earlier this year. Obviously sold out at this point, the UNDFTD x adidas NBA ALL-Star Track Jacket released this February. The zip-up features a UNDFTD logo embroidered on the chest and Eastern/Western Conference patches on each arm. Only 60 of these dope pieces were created.
Supreme Leopard-Lined Trench
Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love my Supreme so how could I not include a Supreme piece. It was very tempting to include one of my varsity jackets, but once again anyone who knows me well would know it was tempting not to make all 5 jackets varsity jackets. I’ve always been a fan of winter-wear-looks and trench coats were something I always favored when pulled off correctly. Oh yea don’t forget about the best part, leopard print lining. For those who don’t know, NEWSFLASH: Leopard print is dope right now and has been for a while.
- Available now at Supreme.
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- Eric Quach