1980’s Staff Varsity Bomber
Marked size: F
A nice slice of a past exclusive with a staff jacket from the Kansai store that was in Shibuya, Tokyo. It’s the varsity/bomber style that Kansai did a lot of great designs with and this one has a nice controlled fit to it. The material on the outside I’m not sure if it’s some kind of felt or actually suede but it’s fuzzy.
Kansai Yamamoto’s major claim to fame was designing a lot of famous pieces for David Bowie’s Wardrobe, most notably for Ziggy Stardust era outfits. He was way ahead of his time for designing such wild yet wearable designs and pieces. Even the monster hands of Jun Takahashi were reference to Bowie and Kansai’s designs. He notably also showed clothing in Europe predating Rei Kawakubo and Yohji. His designed were bright, expressive, large and unisex. It really helped push fashion forward with the help of Bowie’s star power as well as Elton John and many others.