"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
My love of clothing has never been motivated by its country of origin. Truly, I skipped the whole ‘Made in America’ thing, and while appreciative of Japanese brands would not consider myself a fanatic about them on the basis of their makers’ storied cultural heritage.
So when I say I really want this overshirt by Australian label Three Over One, you know its serious. Don’t be throwing any Banjo Paterson in my face, asserting I want rugged clothing because of romanticized notions of where I grew up.
The ‘Victor’ overshirt is simply put a comforting garment. Aesthetically, it has the toughness factor one is looking for when forking over huge sums of money and the garment dyeing hovers confidently in the area of good taste.
The corozo buttons are a nice touch, offering some of the glamour of MoP while doubling down on the durability front. Often referred to as ‘vegetable ivory’ this naturally occurring material makes for buttons that are nearly splinter-proof. They’re also not nearly as iridescent as pearls are.
Utility jackets have made a comeback over the last couple of years and with the exception of certain famous Japanese brands, the versions numerous luxury brands have insisted on do not live up to their name. Its good then to see an overshirt which has patch pockets I’d actually be able to carry alot of stuff in. Deeply cut and snap fastening, they are purpose built for securely holding everything you need for posting up at the bar.
There are precious few great menswear designers in Australia, so its always a treat (for entirely non-patriotic reasons) when one discovers another gem hidden discreetly in the recesses of the internet.
(Source: Three Over One)
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