Falling under the Nepenthes umbrella, South2 West8 is an outdoors-inspired outfit which has remained relatively under the radar in comparison to sister brands like Engineered Garments or Needles. Taking inspiration from vintage hiking, fishing, and workwear, South2 West8 has a distinctly Japanese flare.
In this case of flare, we’ve got their E.H. Fishing Jacket made from an 8.5oz. Japanese raw denim. This fade-ready piece of outerwear reels in cues from vintage mid-century fishing jackets and vests, featuring details like a rear zipped poachers pocket, multi-pocket front and snap cuffs. There’s also ample room for your flys and hooks, should you be so inclined. Alternatively, this tenkara-infused treat will be just as at home strolling along the East River with a cold beer on a summer’s evening. Just the jacket for the indigo fisherman in us all.
Available for £455 (~$575USD) at Kafka Mercantile.