The Japanese denim sages at Edwin and British jacketeers Lavenhamhave teamed for a jacket and vest that are best described with a heartfelt: “damn.” Of course, looking at the outerwear, the question leaped to the fore: “Where’s the denim?”
“The ‘Black Wool’ fabric … developed for the project in Japan … is constructed from 9.5oz, 100-percent yarn dyed napping Oxford denim and heavily brushed. Backed with heavy quilting and constructed at the Lavenham factory in Sudbury, England, it also features specially developed removable ‘shank’ buttons.
And there you have it. Either piece would look seriously slick in the chilly, chilly air anywhere, with your breath fogging about your head. You’ll have to move with due diligence to get one, however, as a limited number were constructed. Available in July from select European Edwin carriers.