I've recently done posts about similar jackets by Supreme and Margaret Howell - each one influenced by brands that have shaped outdoor clothing culture. Though based around different reference points, both clearly benefited from an understanding of this history. Neighborhood have taken things one step further. Much like their work with Viberg, the decision to collaborate with Marmot reflects a genuine appreciation of tradition. It may seem like an unusual choice but the classic American brand have been crafting quality outdoor products since the early 70s. By drawing directly on this experience, Neighborhood have produced something even more substantial. I'm sure it's a jacket they could have done alone but the outcome is undoubtedly improved by Marmot's involvement. The two brands are very different but each has played to its strengths. Neighborhood's contribution is evident in the overall styling. The patches and pocket placement reference a different era and give the jacket a more traditional feel. Marmot's considerable experience is at the forefront of the production, ensuring an outcome that's much more than a fashion item. It's a union based solely on creating the best possible product. In an age of widespread collaboration, that's rare and something I find really refreshing.