Four Horsemen & the essential non-essential noragi
Like most menswear nerds, I am in a constant and turbulent battle to control my reckless spending habits. More often than not cooler heads prevail and knee-jerk expenditures can - with enough Scottish courage and staring into mirrors - be controlled.
However, a couple days ago, whilst browsing the ol’ Four Pins Alma Mater I (like the collective menswear universe) took complete leave of my senses and fell madly in lust with the newest noragi to be dropped by Canadian heavyweight 4 Horsemen.
Allow us to be frank for a moment. This is hardly an essential piece of clothing. But, viewed as a statement piece, it suddenly becomes an irrefutable object of desire. It is essentially non-essential, if you will.
Made in incredibly small runs by a single local manufacturer (a tailor, to be exact) the 2-ply crinkle cut noragi is the ultimate layering device, particularly in temperate climates.
Unlike more conventional warm layers it is much less bulky and is hemmed at the top of the natural seat. And, unlike sweaters of every ilk, piling is a mere distant memory with this thing.
It is very light on detail, save for two slash pockets, and a heavy duty internal pocket cut with white leaf motif. Perfect for channeling your best Yojimbo vibes without taking the whole enterprise to hitherto unheard of levels of cultural appropriation.
The bad news? The motherfuckers are 100% permanently sold out. At this point - yes, I know, its a very weak move - I’d be comfortable signing up to 4 Horsemen’s mailing list just to be notified of the next opportunity I have to recklessly spend over $200.
The heart wants what the heart wants, right?
STYLE | ETERNITY