Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons

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There's a New Jacket (Times Two) in Town

UrbanDaddy - Junya Watanabe Comme des GarçonsForward momentum is always a good thing. But occasionally, so is reversing.

Like Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man, whose new collaborations with Brooks Brothers and Levi's have redefined the once-treacherous item known as the reversible jacket.

To see it for yourself, you'll have to do a little wandering around the maze that is Fred Segal on Melrose. Past the blended Arnold Palmers in Mauro's Cafe, up the stairs and through a few rooms to the left, you'll find a mannequin sporting what first appears to be a nondescript blazer, much like the other blazers in the area. Nice enough. Classic navy blue. But in this strange fashion vortex, each of these limited-editions turns inside-out to make a new jacket entirely—and not just in that cheesy, hey-it's-a-different-color way.

One model turns into a jaunty plaid windbreaker. Another becomes a slick red Levi's number, cut like a jean jacket…except for the slick red-ness. And if you think the oversized, very Euro-smoker-in-the-rain collar on a third has nowhere to go, well, it does—it buttons in upon itself to become a bright blue raincoat. Which might not be all that practical for LA…

But who knows where the future will take you.


Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons
available at Fred Segal
8100 Melrose Ave
(at Crescent Heights)
West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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