Further Assesments | Nanamica AW12

The new Nanamica AW12 collection is in the running for the best stuff I saw at Pitti. I base that statement on the fact that I literally wanted to buy every piece. The pairing of technical fabrics and traditional colors / styles really moves the needle for me. The Gore-Tex trench coats and that Gore-tex blackwatch sport coat are basically as good as it gets. A few years back I bought a North Face Purple Label khaki trench coat (which is basically the same as these Nanamica jobs) and I consider it one of the best purchases I have ever made. The coats are so similar because Nanamica holds the license for Purple Label, so this collection is basically purple label for distribution outside of Japan.

The collection doesn’t have much distribution in the U.S., but Barneys has it, and the online shop Tres Bien stocks it and ships to America. So if you are in the market for a near perfect trench or a Gore-tex sport coat, you’re all set. As far as the product pictured here, we’re all going to have to wait on this until fall. Good thing too, some saving up is in order. [NANAMICA]

Comments on “Further Assesments | Nanamica AW12

    J.S.on February 9, 2012 @ 2:54 PM:

    Living a few hundred yards from the physical Très Bien Shop in Malmö, Sweden feels so good right now.

    Thomon February 9, 2012 @ 3:34 PM:

    Another store I knew nothing about when I was in Japan. I wonder why more companies aren’t onto this – other than Arc’Teryx Veilance I can’t think of one, and Veilance is still pretty “urban mountaineer”.

    Ray Hullon February 9, 2012 @ 3:43 PM:

    Encouraging to note that USA Gore-Tex is still the standard of that breathable/waterproof “industry.”

    reteptterrabon February 9, 2012 @ 4:45 PM:

    You’re right, that Black Watch coat is fairly sinister. And that varsity jacket is sweet and I don’t even really like varsity jackets!

    CDMoorbyon February 9, 2012 @ 8:52 PM:

    Tried a lot of the ss12 outerwear on at Present a couple of weeks ago and I was blown away by the stuff. The detailing and finishing of the garments is second to none. A black watch ‘mac’ style coat was my particular favourite. Top notch.

    Aage AKon February 10, 2012 @ 12:22 PM:

    Does anyone know how large these run? I’ve tried on the the SS12 Soutien Collar Coat in large to no use, seeing as i am not japaneese (6’5″).

    Ramalhonion February 12, 2012 @ 6:09 PM:

    That plaid blazer look great. I live the pockets…

    neeleshon February 13, 2012 @ 10:44 AM:

    sweet. I wished that we could get the purple lable north face stuff.

    i think there are some brokers that will ship it out to you for a premium :)

    nike shox shoeon February 20, 2012 @ 5:05 AM:

    That plaid blazer look great

    KKon February 24, 2012 @ 2:34 PM:

    Any chance of a size that’ll fit a 48″ chest?

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