The first deep-pile fleece jacket appeared 35 years ago, six years after Malden Mills introduced the world to polar fleece, and quickly became canonical as an outdoor garment. The descent into low-cost (and low quality) ubiquity came about as a direct result of Malden's refusal to patent their new textile. By the end of the century, fleece jackets were fully déclassé, something to ridicule as a non-choice when worn and given away in bulk as corporate swag.
However, as the original pieces became coveted collectables, the design language and materials began to be adopted by designers like Kiro Hirata of Kapital. Warping and twisting the source code in the same way he hacked other classic garments, he takes the deep pile fleece jacket and pulls it in his alt-history of garments.
Kapital's pile fleece is consistently among the softest things we get here in the shop, and features incredibly detailed and flattering patterns. The zip blouson is cut with a relaxed body, stand collar, and two cozy hand pockets. The edges are finished with nylon piping, and the main zipper features a custom woven Kapital pull with a tiger motif.
Fits true to size. Wash cold, hang dry.
- 100% polyester fleece outer
- Custom pattern
- Nylon pocketing and trims
- YKK zipper
- Custom woven Kapital zip pull
- 2 zip pockets
- True to size
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Made in Japan