I went down to NY over the weekend with JK and Maura, and I must say that one of the highlights of our trip was visiting the STPL Design Offices, we got to see the workshop that spawns all these great ideas and yes, I got to see Jeff Staple’s workspace. Nico (Brand Manager of STAPLE & Manager/Buyer of Reed Space) gave us a look at what Stpl’s Fall 2010 line has to offer. From what we were told, they have moved their Cut&Sew manufacturing to Japan at the same factory as Visvim & Neighborhood. While we shouldn’t expect to see Horween leather reinforcements on the elbows or Egyptian cotton lining, we can however trust the quality of the workmanship.
I’m obsessed with outerwear, I think I have every type of jacket imaginable; from ma-1′s to harringtons & fishtail parka’s to bubble goose. Released in 08, the vis101 jacket is based from the construction of a classic denim jacket. Made of Giza cotton, it feels like I’m wearing bed sheets. I stumbled on one and didn’t hesitate one extra second to pick it up. This is definitely one of the nicest outerwear pieces by the brand along with the Townsend & Nomad.