The super team that makes up Tanuki always seems to have a trick (or four) up their cuffs in their ongoing quest to tweak the classics. While up-market brands and high fashion houses alike are taking the same pieces and augmenting them in their own ways, Tanuki does so while squarely maintaining clear footing in the realm of workwear. In other words, you won’t get their stuff confused with Marni. It could easily be argued that the world doesn’t need another Type II jacket, but Tanuki’s double rope-dyed, indigo warp and weft, 15oz. unsanforized selvedge, once-washed version would argue that it certainly does.
They’ve modified the design with higher pockets — taking care of one of the only real gripes folks have with the Type II — and slimmed the fit up a smidge, while giving it some additional length in the process. Thanks to that length, hand warmer pockets have been added at the hip, and they even added a blue gingham pocket bag lining for good measure.
Lighter indigo contrast stitching is found at the sides, a hand-stained custom deerskin patch on the inside, and their “Ni” logo stitching on right shoulder — the Japanese character for the number two and a symbol representing tradition and change.
Available for $430CAD (~$345USD) at Miloh Shop.