OUR PICK OF THE WEEK-Thom Browne Cotton and Leather Bomber
Let’s get real for a second: the varsity jacket is by no stretch of the imagination easy to incorporate into the day-to-day wardrobe. A statement piece so loud, that it necessitates some high school football jerkoff and pecks the size of a fist wrapped in blood wearing it in order for it to be remotely effective.
Thom Browne accepts the challenge of taking something we (alright, I) loathe and turning it into a thing of beauty, quality and absolute next level steezery. This week’s pick: this gorgeous varsity style bomber jacket, is all about the athleticism of the jock sans the super-douchebaggery you’ve come to expect from people who live out their meaningless existence using words like ‘brah’ and ‘mass gains’.
Made with a wool body and leather sleeve inserts, the jacket is given a sprinkling of Thom Browne’s signature style with its cropped fit, three stripe color detail and eponymous grosgrain back tab (also in the label’s famous tricolor stripes).
It is by no means a necessary wardrobe essential, but at over $1700 we don’t imagine the person purchasing this really uses the word ‘necessity’ anymore.
Available now from MR PORTER