Tweed, texture and heritage have all been influential trends over the past year, and this new offering from Japanese brand White Mountaineering captures and innovates on all three. The Chapka cap is a deerstalker – but it’s not that elementary.
Combining different tweed patterns with herringbone, hounds-tooth and fleece it is a prime statement piece, able to differentiate you whilst still using established season looks. The Chapka cap is rich in trend-specific features, but with a smaller danger of style overload.
The level of detailing is what would be expected in a high-end piece. For instance, the cap fastens using a wooden toggle and a flecked string cord, introducing a further range of materials to compliment a diverse design. The patchwork over the top of the cap is another focal point, most visible when the ears are fastened down. Paired with cords and a jacket this could be a winter staple, or matched with chinos and a light shirt it could provide substance well into spring.
Since their first runway collection for spring/summer 2010, White Mountaineering and their lead designer Yosuke Aizawa have been creative in producing utility-spec clothing. Known for collections with astounding levels of variety and a focus on integrating technologies, they are on the forward edge of fashion.
This Chapka cap is available at Oki-ni, alongside other White Mountaineering pieces.