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Kapital’s Samu Blouson Is Inspired By Traditional Japanese Workwear Jackets

There are bigger things afoot in the world, but I do wish this Kapital 8oz. IDGxIDG Denim Quilted SAMU Blouson had matching pants. They don’t (hence the wish), which doesn’t detract from the jacket or anything, but after seeing the jacket I now want an indigo-drenched puffy suit to wander around in all spring—looking like a dripped out Violet Beauregard, but mid-blueberry transformation—and the pants would’ve greatly aided in that impulsive ambition. Anyways, this jacket is quilted and indigo-dyed and has a funky collar and hits all the right notes, and honestly doesn’t deserve the distraction of an inane pant request, but what’s done is done.

Drawing from vintage designs, made in Japan with a fade-primed 100% cotton, indigo-dyed exterior, batted with polyester — and lined with a striped 58/42 cotton/rayon blend — this layer-ready piece features a Samu-style stand collar, a button-front placket, interior welt pocket, patch pockets at the waist, and side vents at the hem.

To be transparent (it’s 2021, transparency is important), when it comes to Kapital outerwear, I’m normally a Kamakura-or-bust guy (I like the ears and the Ring Coat swallows me like a Graboid from Tremors), but this one is working hard for an exception. Even without pants.

Available for $850  ($680 for Heddels+ Type 2 members) at Blue in Green