Inspired by a lesser known USAF military garment known as the "Line Crewman Jacket", NEIGHBORHOOD chose to update this vintage model for its current fall/winter outerwear offering. The original military jacket uses a zipper front closure and is without any padding, having the main focus being on an eye catching all over checkered flag pattern. NEIGHBORHOOD has opted to transform the entire body by adding polyester fill padding and diagonal stitching with dual adjustable snap front closures making it ideal for wearing both as an outer or inner layer in colder weather.
An original black/white colourway is being introduced that recalls a classic racing inspired look which I prefer over the yellow/olive drab colourway which is more reminiscent of the original style. Releasing some time in November at select NEIGHBORHOOD stockists, the CHECKER / N-JKT will retail for 69,120¥ and comes in a vest as well which retails for 47,520¥.