On one hand, I wish there was more variety when it came to denim jackets, but on the other, when I do see original contemporary denim jacket concepts, they usually fall flat. Momotaro sticks to the tried and true with their latest version of the Type II, but they make just enough considered tweaks to offer up a jean jacket that is both fresh and familiar.
While the archetypal Type II jacket is devoid of placement for your hands now has side pockets just above the hip—doubling up the traditional Type II pocket count—which means that the guys who stuff their keys, phone, wallet and loose change in their pants pockets now have resting spot for their hands or additional cargo. The 13oz. Zimbabwean cotton denim has been given a double dose of indigo as well, using a deep dark indigo for the warp and a dazzlingly bright indigo for the weft. The result is a saturated and inky denim that should have high contrast fades with plenty of electric blue tones along the way.
Available for $365 at Standard & Strange.