It’s good to see a devastation of patchwork like this from Beams +. I sometimes find the edits that find their way to these shores a bit too simple. Plain knits, plain shirts, plain blazers… beautifully made, no question. I just feel a bit numb to the déjà voodoo. On the other hand, this Action Man via quilting bee shenanigan is hella interesting in all the right ways.
Beams + rework the classic M-65 military field jacket every season, but usually just in plains – red, yellow, blue, you know, colours. Coming correct with this mad paneling is a surefire way to provoke interest and pass the wearer off as a battered-ass veteran of numerous incursions into occupied nightlife.
Four patch pockets, fold away hood, funnel collar… Yes breh, it’s got the necessary for some statement wear down the All Bar One – before you loudly try and convince your associates that All Bar One’s are shit and you should go to a squalid independent down the road, that offers unpronounceable cocktails, an exclusively bearded clientele and a deafening techno soundtrack. Living!