Entries in Sophnet (7)
Sophnet have made some great mid-layer vests this fall. Besides the printed Nordic vest which I actually quite like, the plain navy or camo are probably easier to wear. The thin feel and light weight made it ideal to fit under a jacket.
—01. Mountain parka & field jacket.
Sophnet continues to produce classic items, with updated fabrics, unexpected tweaks and high prices. This season is one of my favorites in the last couple years and the restrained design of these two jackets is part of that feeling. The nice shades of green are ideal for an outer layer, and they'll go nicely with the shirts below, or the rest of the items within the Sophnet collection. I like the mix of military, mountaineering, prep and streetwear that they provide. It could be argued that these are all of the popular references in menswear at the moment, and most of the time, but not many brands can combine them all in a tasteful manor.
—Available at Haven
—01. Waxed cotton & camo broad cloth.
I like Barbour, but its a brand that I've never felt too compelled to buy into. It's a classic and I've recommended it to people, but I just don't need one. That said, I would happily accept this one. With a couple of subtle updates, this makes for a very nice, tasteful collaboration.
Sophnet continues to develop their collections with an interesting take on classic items, new fabrics and an evolving aesthetic. While I might not usually look to Soph for a casual sport coat, this fall that have put together one of the nicest versions I've seen. The 2 button jacket has a set of great looking hunting style pockets and complimentary elbow patches - which I'm usually a fan of. The colour of the homespun fabric looks really nice in the photos at The Glade, and if this piece is half as nice in person it would be worth considering. As one of the only stockists outside of Japan, The Glade's pricing comes in at a "tough to swallow" level, but for the consumer who knows what they want, this jacket will find a welcome home this fall. —
While many people like to complain about the cold weather in the winter, without it we wouldn't have many of the best looking pieces of knitwear we do today. Northern Europe in particular have blessed us with intricate patterns and styles for decades and it's interesting to see these traditional looks make it into collections by brands such as Sophnet. With refined fits, high quality wools and beautiful styling, the knitwear made popular by Nordic has successfully been re-appropriated into the world of fashion. This is far from the first time, and surely not the last, but lately I have noticed a few great looking renditions this season. Sophnet's sweaters this fall are stand outs in one of their strongest offerings to date and are available in their Japanese retail locations.