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Hitoshi Tsujimoto’s Technicolor Dreamcoat (And pants)

Here’s a fun exercise*: take Hunter S. Thompson quotes and replace the word “drugs” with “clothing.” So “the brutal reality of politics would be probably intolerable without drugs” becomes “the brutal reality of politics would be probably intolerable without clothing.” Or, perhaps more relevant to this space, is “… once you get locked into a serious clothing collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.” And because themes, the absolutely impeccable The Real McCoy’s MJ21015 Multicolour Corduroy Hunting Coat and Trouser in Tricolour is a true “far as you can” situation. It’s also hard to overstate how good both of these are.

(*We’ve been stuck in our homes for like 14 months, “fun” is relative.)

But let’s backtrack… If you saw the header image on this and were like, “yo that looks a lot like the jacket Hunter S. Thompson used to wear with [Bermuda shorts, jeans, chinos, basically anything else],” it’s because it is. Or sort of is. It’s based on the same Abercrombie & Fitch one the Doctor wore, and it’s The Real McCoys, so it’s meticulous in its reproduction. (I can’t find evidence of him wearing this as a suit, or even wearing the pants, but we can’t rule anything out.)

Made in Japan from a 100% cotton corduroy outer and lined with a 100% cotton twill, these are based on the 1960s hunting model made famous by Hunter S. Thompson, and the jacket features a point collar, a button front placket, brilliant patchwork construction, some flapped pockets at the front, a cinched waist, adjustable cuffs, and interior pockets to round things out.

The pants, on the other hand, are outfitted with a zipper fly, slant pockets up front, the same patchwork construction, flapped welt pockets at the back, and a straight leg, and somehow might be more lowkey than the jacket.

I’ve know I’ve promised sartorial mayhem when these streets open back up, but if anyone pairs these up they might just restore order to the entire universe. And we could probably use it.

Both pieces are available from Lost & Found, with the jack being priced at $1,685 CAD ($1,335.88 USD) and the pants as for $995 CAD ($788.84 USD)