I admittedly have some non-traditional personal style icons — shoutout my last two mail carriers, Danny from Rumble in the Bronx and David from the climbing gym — but I’m nothing if not impressed that someone looked at the titular character from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, in any rendering, and found some lurking magic there*. And, honestly, it’s kind of cool Garment Reproduction of Workers did? Or at least it’s a good coat?
(Like, I enjoy a weird angle to an embarrassing degree — I consider Forrest Gump a villain — but I never saw my boy Quasimodo raw-rocking tights while fighting fires and was like, “where’d my man get that coat,” but that’s why I’m not a pro.)
As far specifics go, this mid-length, A-line repro was made in Japan from a breezy 55/45 cotton/linen fabric, is lined throughout with a lightweight cotton, meaning you’ll come back to it spring after spring. It features understated notched lapels, a button front placket, flapped welt pockets at the waist, button cuffs and a single-vented back hem. In other words, Quasimodo without the Cronenberg body-horror; or in other, other words, a jacket that looks super old and crinkly in the good kind of way. Don’t pull the iron out on this one – if you do, you’ve missed the point.
Available for $678 at Sun House.