It’s worth keeping an eye on Alpha Shadows right now, the store has gone early with reductions — preparing the way for a significant reimagining next year. Consequently, with 25% all orders, some pieces that were well beyond the reach of the average wallet, are now less well beyond the the reach of the average wallet. You’ll still need a big wallet is what I’m saying.
Having said that, if you’re in the market for an investment piece, then this weapon of a coat by Norbit by Hiroshi Nozawa might be what you’re after.
Filled with Hungarian goose down — the Hungarian surely being amongst everyone’s top three geese — this frankly bulbous coat is ideal for the current chills. And you just know January, February and beyond will be foggy, frosty and grisly. At least being swaddled in this might keep you from losing the will altogether – just kneeling on the street amongst the fag nubs and half chewed burgers and falling face first into a puddle of recent piss.
This coat has a massive list of onboard details that I’m frankly too lazy to type up. Suffice to say it’s made of water repellant micro-ripstop nylon, and it’s got snap buttons and zips and a hood. It’s also got those nautical style metal hook things. Which means you could probably sneak into a Fishing For Leave meeting — then shout that ‘anyone who voted for Brexit is as thick as a net full of Chub’, before sprinting out of range of their spear-guns.
Inside this coat you’ve also got removable shoulder straps, which means that should the mood take you, you can wear the entire coat on your back, like a rucksack. I have an Engineered Garments parka with the same gizmos. Although I have availed myself of facility only once. And, if I’m honest, I felt a bit berkish. But if the sun does come out, it’s good to know you don’t have to carry it around under your arm like a disorganised tourist.
This is a beautiful coat, with beautiful details — you can see that from the pictures. I’ll leave you to discover the price yourself. As I say, it’s non-trivial, but this is a non-trivial piece. Only serious menswearists need apply. It’ll also help if you haven’t a large family to buy for this festive yule.