eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons x Champion Pea Coat
Re-constructed Overdyed eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man x Champion Double-breasted Pea Coat / Jacket
Up for sale is a peacoat re-constructed by eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man from original sweatshirts by Champion, an American manufacturer of sports clothing from North Carolina, founded in 1919. Champion developed a special heavy-duty cotton-rich fleece woven using Champion-patented Reverse Weave® technology, which allows the fabric to resist vertical shrinkage. The company is famous for manufacturing uniforms for athletes, particularly for the National Basketball Association teams in the USA. Champion-branded sports clothing (especially the “Champion Super Hood” sweatshirts) achieved iconic status in the 90′s being strongly associated with the hip-hop and urban fashion as they were worn by many rappers during their live and/or television appearances.
This rendition of a pea coat / pilot jacket designed by eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man for their Autumn — Winter 2006 — 2007 season collection, is meticulously assembled of Champion sweatshirts made of sturdy Reverse Weave® cotton-rich fleece. The coat has many features of a classic pea coat — double-breasted front, broad lapels and large anchor-stamped buttons (a reference to the fact that pea coats were originally worn by sailors of European navies). Although sporting a rather slim silhouette when zipped-up using the brass vintage-treated YKK zipper, the coat can also be fastened by way of large anchor-stamped buttons, allowing for a fuller fit. To provide for increased freedom of movement, the coat has stretchable ribbed gussets to the sides. An over-sized high two-ply collar with a drawcord and two brass eyelets can be kept standing and tight around the neck by means of a detachable chin strap.
The vertical front pockets are classic sweatshirt-type hand-warmer pockets rather than slit pockets typically found on a classic pea coat. There is a small (approx. 13 cm long) single vent to the back of the coat. The coat has contrasting stitching throughout and the bottom edge of the coat, as well as the edges of the sleeves are stitched in the herringbone style. Some of the seams are flat-locked for additional comfort. The coat is over-dyed in military-style khaki green colour and then garment-washed to create unique fabric texture. The Champion C embroidered logo is found on the left sleeve.
Condition: Excellent pre-owned condition. The coat comes with original spare buttons, the way it was sold at the eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Man shop.
Fabric composition: 90% cotton, 10% polyester.
Size marked as: Medium. Actual measurements when laid flat: Armpit to armpit 20 inches/51 cm , total length (base of collar to bottom) 29 inches/74 cm, shoulder seam to shoulder seam 18 inches/46 cm, inside sleeve 17 inches/43 cm, outside sleeve 24 inches/61 cm.
The coat is made in Japan.
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Item "eYe Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons x Champion Pea Coat" was added on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at 12:43 and is filed under Junya Watanabe Man.
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