In our little corner of the fashion world, painstaking reproductions of classic pieces and modern takes on timeless designs are kinda the law of the land. They are historical, hard-wearing, and of course, pretty darn cool. But when things get so serious and obsessive, it can be easy to forget that fun and creativity are a welcome part of the mix too.
ONI Denim has reminded me of this with their 12 oz. Loose Weave Denim Coveralls. This fantasy vintage piece is a head-on workwear collision between two standards: the type I denim jacket and the chore coat. It imagines what a train engineering cowboy would have worn in another timeline and makes no apologies for it. Best of all, it brings a new design into the world, one that very well could’ve existed back in the day, but didn’t.
Made in Japan from loosely woven 12 oz. raw selvedge denim, this jacket features an open left chest pocket with exposed rivets, donut buttons, and of course, pleats, capturing the magic of the type I but instead of the short ‘n boxy cut, you have a little more vertical real-estate to work with.
Available for $270 from Hinoya