Louis W. Spring/Summer 2013

Spring/summer traditionally means t-shirts, shorts, flip-flops and shades. Few people are thinking jackets, even fewer are thinking leather and no-one is thinking fur trims. That is except for Louis Wong, co-designer at A.P.C.

For this, his second collaboration, Louis Wong’s label Louis W. has again joined forces with A.P.C to release a new collection of 1970s American style jackets. The ex-Louis Vuitton designer has taken inspiration the classic heroes of Hollywood to bring us eight examples of cool, athletic, American couture.

The Louis W. SS13 Jacket Collection

Ferris jacket
The ‘Ferris’ Jacket: comes in two colour ways of nut brown or chestnut brown calfskin suede split leather, with raglan pockets, elasticated ribbed wrists, hem and collar, and beige viscose lining.

Police jacketThe ‘Police’ Jacket: coming in black distressed nubuck leather.

tom jacketThe ‘Tom’ Jacket: comes in ecru natural lambskin, which is dip-dyed in an ivory cream. Features front buttoned flap pockets and leather lined collar.

army Ferris jacketThe ‘Army Ferris’ Jacket: in gold metallic lambskin. Featuring ‘Midas touch’ effect and dark beige lining.

army Ferris jacketThe ‘Army Ferris’ Jacket: in dark navy lambs wool. Features elasticated collar, wrists and hem, inside pocket, wool-lined closure and white viscose lining.

tom fur jacketThe ‘Tom Fur’ Jacket: comes in dark brown natural lambskin with sheepskin collar. Features dip-dyed leather and a short-hair merino wool collar.

Andy motorcycle jacketThe ‘Andy Motorcycle’ Jacket: comes in black distressed nubuck leather with a jet black sheepskin collar. Features vegetable tanned leather, and a collar and closure lined in merino wool.

Final Word

Aside from the ‘Motorcycle’ jacket, all models feature ribbed elasticated wrists and hems, raglan pockets (excluding the ‘Tom’ jacket) and a viscose lining. Jackets come complete talon zips, leather hang loops either inside or on the back and yokes on the arms and back (‘Police’ and ‘Andy Motorcycle’ jackets have yoke on back only).

Each jacket has been designed with an easy to wear approach in mind – this is the kind of jacket that you pick up and throw on the back seat of your car and you use daily when you want to add a touch of effortless cool to any ensemble.

FashionBeans optional extras: round neck white tee, open top Cadillac and some mirrored aviators.

Available at the A.P.C. store online.

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