Forever 21 is infamous for jacking other brands’ looks. But even they don’t mess with The Big N. Its licensed Super Nintendo collection rocks retro designs based on the SNES, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
THE BEST Jackets
Polo Ralph Lauren is banking on the return of Lo heads. Inspired by RL’s 1992 Olympic Games apparel, the Stadium Collection mixes blocks of red, white and blue with Olympic graphics. That coat is wildfire. Sadly, the gear is limited only to top tier stores such as Bodega.
The Apricoat is an affordable multi-pocket jacket for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. It has 16 waterproof pockets, insulation that warms you when its cold and vice versa, and a built-in inflatable neck pillow. It also comes with a solar battery pack and an emergency kit.
Designer Junya Watanabe looked to The North Face’s duffle bags for his collaboration with the outdoor specialists. The Duffle Bag Remake jackets and shirts feature PVC duffle bag fabric as well as backpack straps, oversized logo print and other duffle bag details.
Vollebak’s waterproof jacket glows in the dark for up to 12h with as little as 2h of exposure to sunlight and other sources of light. Unlike most treatments, the jacket’s glow-in-the-dark compound won’t wear off. It’s also stretchable, packable and weighs just over 8oz.
Danish sportswear brand Hummel dug through its archive to create a joyful collection of athleisure gear that screams ’90s. The polyester jackets and pants have swaths of yellow, orange and purple, while the cotton collared jersey has white, pink and yellow stripes.
The Adaptive Jacket combines the casual silhouette of hoodies and the technical features of weatherproof jackets. It’s light, stretchy and waterproof. It also has a membrane that keeps you comfy no matter the weather and has bonded and taped seams for a sleek look.
Alpha Industries combined classic military coats with bomber jackets to create two striking silhouettes. The Mackinaw Trench Coat has a wind- and water-resistant wool body with nylon sleeves, while the Fusion Field Coat pairs nylon sleeves with a wind-resistant cotton body.
Trisha Cheeney’s jackets and bags are made almost entirely out of recycled materials. The insulated jacket uses around 214 plastic shopping bags and fleece made from recycled materials. The windbreaker is made of about 90 bags and mesh made from recycled materials.
Forest fire. Part of adidas‘ 2017 fall/winter collab with White Mountaineering, this oversized jacket puts a futuristic military spin on winter gear. It has angled front pockets, reflective logos and stylized three-stripes on the shoulders and cuffs. Also available in black.
Snowpiercer. Designer Greg Lauren brought an edge to luxury brand Moncler’s clean and shiny apparel by replacing all or part of them with his brand’s washed and weathered clothing and fabric. Lauren called his approach “destroyed elegance and imperfect perfection.”
Cool, calm and collecting W’s. Unlike most coach jackets, Adidas Originals and Wings + Horns’ version is made of cotton linen and mesh, so you’ll stay cool and light even with a shirt underneath it. It also has discreet hand pockets and Adidas’ stripes on the sleeves.
Japanese street-meets-workwear brand Neighborhood brings back its dope nylon Brooks jacket, this time with a huge Above All Others print at the back in the brand’s logo font. Available in white, red, navy and black. The matching mesh caps are flames too.
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