Jam creams and Strawberry Cheesecake Häagen-Dazs. Exactly the kind of things that were rationed when I was a kid, but now I’m an adult, I can eat every day if I so choose. It’s a fact that explains why I’m currently facing nine grand’s worth of dental work. Nevertheless, I like red berry colours. I like eating them. And looking at these two florid creations, I might even consider wearing them.
Whichever shade you go for, lilac or adzuki (a colour derived from the adzuki bean, an annual vine plant from East Asia and the Himalayas) you’re going to look like a freshly opened pot of premium desert. Which is no bad thing. The warm weather’s kicking off, if there’s ever a time to get your sorbet on, it’s now.
You can engage with these pieces over at I Am Shop, they offer worldwide shipping, so these are not too tricky to swag. And the make? Bukht. It means, “camel of good quality” in the Middle East – even though the brand itself is Japanese. Under the direction of designer Tetsuya Hashimoto, Bukht produce some really interesting subversions of menswear classics – ones that due to the lack of a UK retailer, many menswearbros remain unaware of.
Irrespective of the draw of the obscure, let’s not forget these are basically pinkish jackets. Textbook zero hours garms. Too potent for the everyday. You’ll want to deploy these infrequently and with caution. Familiarity, after all, breeds contempt. The kind of contempt that looks like your mate, but asks every time you wear it if they can have, “a 99 with plenty of raspberry sauce.”