Nanamica AW13 Collection
The autumn/winter season is notoriously difficult to dress for. Finding the perfect balance between a functional yet stylish wardrobe is something that evades even the seasoned menswear enthusiast.
With this in mind, storied Japanese brand Nanamica offer its AW13 line, dubbed ‘One Ocean, All Lands’, for style-conscious gents that struggle with this seasonal predicament.
Bringing to the table a unique background in designing and marketing technical outdoor garments for esteemed technical wear labels such as The North Face, Helly Hansen and Filson, Managing Director Eiichiro Homma has been credited responsible for guiding Nanamica to its well-deserved niche brand status.
The AW13 line boasts a sharp collection of technical performance fabrics, including GORETEX and THERMOLITE – two materials that will help aid in our protection against Mother Nature’s harshest elements. In combination with heritage-inspired silhouettes, it is a gritty cold weather collection that will appeal to both purveyors of style and those that prioritise practicality and functionality over anything else.
Turning our attention to the accompanying lookbook, a fitted navy blazer and a stripe button-down provide a sophisticated element to an otherwise rugged pairing of loose-fitting camo trousers and an army green duffle bag.
Playing with contrasting proportions, a cropped military-inspired cargo jacket shields a long asymmetrical hooded fishtail coat, which is matched with tweed fatigue trousers and white sneakers, creating a dapper mix of both army and sport-luxe pieces.
Overall, the lookbook succeeds in its goal to feature and combine on trend weather-tested outerwear such as windcheaters, cargo and cruiser jackets with timeless contemporary garments such as printed shirts, knit pullovers and structured blazers.
With the brand’s continued focus on re-inventing vintage American workwear with the infusion of technical performance materials, Nanamica will continue to change the landscape of stylish functional menswear.
Shop the full collection now at nanamica.com.