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May 21, 2012

Blouson

There couldn’t be a jacket more suitable for this time of the year than the blouson: the cropped length is a refreshing departure from ankle-length overcoats of three months ago, the tightly-woven tech fabric and the air pocket it creates around the body is perfect insulation against cool spring winds, and the loose, blousy shape from which it gets its name hides the multitude of winter sins one is currently in reparation for as summer approaches.

Y-3 blouson, Uniqlo jeans, Common Projects shoes

It goes by many names, all slight iterations of the same jacket: bomber, Barracuta, flight jacket, varsity jacket.  It could come zipped or buttoned-up, with different collar, pocket, cuff and waistband configurations.  I’ve been a staunch advocate of the black blazer for just about any occasion (dinner dates, picnics at the park, fashion fetes, and taking out the trash), but I’ve recently taken a liking to the comfort and casualness and classic masculinity that the blouson evokes.  It is the blouson’s quiet, classic masculinity that makes it so tempting to mess with.

rings by Nasty Gal, Langoliers, and Martin Margiela

The adjustable strap at the back is a whisper of old Helmut Lang's take on bondage.

The jacket folds into a little pouch made out of a Hurisode kimono print.

photographs by Hudson Shively

9 Comments

  • Stephan
    May 21st, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    that is the perfect bomber jacket.

  • Patrick Wilson
    May 22nd, 2012 at 12:58 am

    This is really cool, I want one for myself!

  • mat
    May 22nd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    it folds into a flipping bag, really neat piece. in more ways than one

  • Foxenberg Cotton Scarves
    May 24th, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Very modern and elegant. B&W photos are gorgeous!

  • enzo3
    May 24th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    i love your blog layout and your black-and-white photos. way cool.

  • steven
    May 26th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    OH LORD, YOUR BLOG IS FREAKING INSANE >3 ! :). I am now following. I hope you can check mine: http://theproverbs.net and FOLLOW. Wow I am definitely visiting often. Thanks for your time and god bless !

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  • P.C. Progeny
    May 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    This jacket and the way you photographed it is amazing.

  • dev
    June 3rd, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Love the jacket, is it current season, previous season, still available?

  • Izzy
    June 3rd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    It is a fall 2011 piece, I believe, and mine was a runway sample. But they might have produced something very similar.


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