SS'17 Technical & Water Resistant Parkas


I've been spending a lot of time in Vancouver lately and the need for a proper water resistant coat has become more apparent with every passing day; out of the 31 days this past March, only 3 of them were without rain. I have my eyes set of a few different models, but all are variants on the M-65 Fishtail Parka. The Tela Jacket from Stone Island is thin and lightweight with stunning dye treatment and a detachable hood if you want to wear it as more of a long coat.

I can't recall the last time Junya released a a GORE-TEX piece, so I had to add this one to my list. It's a simple and classic rendition on the silhouette and I like the boxy fit. Price point is very attractive too at under 1K which is rare for any outerwear option from the line. 

wings + horns' latest capsule with adidas Originals is highlighted by this parka. Unlike most of their silhouettes, this coat comes a bit relaxed and blends performance attributes with clean tailoring and considered hardware. The merrow stitched seams add a heritage feel to it which is nice reminder of the brand's roots. 

I've always admired the attention to detail and progressive stance that Paul Harvey and Alessandro Pungetti have instilled in Ten c. Though I'd still recommend their core OJJ constructed pieces, it's nice to see the brand diversifying and challenging other designers at in the technical outwear category. Their 3L cotton / poly capsule features laser cut panels, waterproof adhesives and thermo presses instead of the more traditional needle and threading.  

For more info on this collection, visit HAVEN online and Vancouver / Toronto brick & mortars.