From the FW/16 season titled 'Mastadon', the DRKSHDW flight jacket perfectly showcases how Rick transforms a classic menswear garment with some nuanced details, making a truly standout jacket. The Bomber is cut slightly longer in the body than the standard waist length of its classic counterpart, as to adhere to Rick's continued motif of oversizing. The outer shell of the garment is fabricated in a thick black nylon shell which provides some technical weatherproofing capabilities. The inner of the jacket is completed in a soft cotton with an intricate stitched patterns throughout the lining and features a wadded down fill that provides more than sufficient warmth on colder days. The details this jacket features are the show stoppers; The sleeve lining is completed in an extremely soft silk as to allow the wearer to easily slide their arms in and out, the zip is extremely chunky and adds a small flare to an otherwise understated jacket, alongside the oversized zip guard which really rounds out this modernist take on a staple jacket.
This past run of winter sales said goodbye to the fall/winter '16 season providing the opportunity to grab some great pieces on the low. As usual a broad spectrum of fashion purveyors got involved from contemporary menswear retailers such as OPUMO and END to the more avant garde and fashion forward stores such as Antonioli and SSENSE.
One thing that end of season sales are great for is grabbing usually expensive pieces from high end or niche designers for steal prices, and this winter was no exception. A firm favourite here at CC is cult designer Rick Owens. Uniquely recognisable for his uncompromisingly narrow aesthetic centred upon draping layers of luscious fabrics over the body, with drop crotched legwear and his signature chunky take on footwear. A far cry from Rick's artistic and sometimes visually shocking runway presentations, the diffusion line DRKSHDW presents some great options to mix up your look with a piece that is more exaggerated or aesthetically challenging that you'd usually wear.
Although this jacket was purchased from U.K. retailer 18Montrose for a steal of a price the fabric and construction quality, and incongruous nature of the cut of the Bomber jacket that set it apart from the classic menswear staple it draws inspiration from definitely make it worth the retail price.
With their sale still running at up to 80% off array of brands such as; Stone Island, Folk and Y3, be sure to check them out for more sale steals and to sample their laboriously procured brand list.