Here’s the deal: something is only absurd and unnecessary if we’re running under the assumption that other things are actually normal and necessary. So for this particular Blue Blue Japan piece, I’m choosing to abandon that baseline, thus making this Patchwork Gown—yup—neither absurd nor unnecessary.
Is it made from a dizzying supply of indigo-dyed cotton fabrics? It absolutely is. Are those fabrics sourced from Blue Blue’s extensive archive? Yes. Yes, they are. Does that assortment feature denim, brushed flannel, sashiko, and a variety of prints? This isn’t amateur hour—of course, it does. Is it $2,000? No comment. But again, neither absurd nor unnecessary.
Details-wise, this endlessly flexy, Japanese-made piece is insulated with polyester fill and it features a three-pocket front, enlarged buttons, an (also) indigo-dyed kimono-style collar made of moleskin and an interior pocket that allows you to basically live inside the thing if you want.
And because it only looks marginally less comfortable than a sleeping bag with armholes, you could not take this off all winter and be happy with the decision (and the fades). Anyways, let’s just call this piece a closet staple and be happy with the distinction.
Available for $1,945 at Blue Owl.