It seems that everywhere I go, these days, is cold. I was in Marseille for work last week and thought, when I got off the plane, that I’d freeze before making it to my hotel. I didn’t. But I sure hoped I had brought a couple of extra jackets to layer up. Over the weekend, I checked out a few of my favorite e-shops to see if I could find a sturdy over shirt on sale to wear under my camel overcoat. Instead, I found two cool Japanese jackets on London-based e-shop Couverture & The Garbstore.
The first one is by a brand called Mountain Research which specializes in Americana-inspired gear “made to live one’s life in the mountains of Japan“. The jacket is basically designed as a chore jacket made of speckled wool. Enough said, right? The second one, by Gaijin Made, is a blazer that buttons to the neckline, made from a mixture of embroidered striped and grid patterned fabrics -patchwork style.