Quietly brewing in the streets of Japan for 12 years, Sage de Cret is the newest brand at the shop and we couldn’t be more excited! From it’s founding in 2001, Kimitoshi Chida has continued to create a military aesthetic that fits perfectly into everyday life without looking like a G.I.
This being our first season, a standout piece we think you should keep your eye on is the M43 Type Trouser. With two unique variations this season, the dark navy and charcoal offerings come in a heavy twill fabric that has been garment dyed on both the warp and weft to achieve a texture unlike any other. The second version of these dual pocket cargos is made from a high sheen nylon that is thicker than expected. They come slightly cropped so there’s no need to cuff. With a fuller cut in the waist, we think these are perfect for a seasonal hibernation.
Now that we’ve covered the bottom half of the brand, there are a few tops and jackets that we have to highlight. The Military Shirt modernizes the army favourite with a lighter fabric and updated details from previous releases. With two utility chest pockets for all of your pen holding needs, this slim fit top is one of the deepest navy shirts around and who doesn’t want to wear the deepest navy possible? From the name alone, you know this piece is all about the details and craftsmanship put into every piece. The reversible version of the Plainly Coloured Jacket features a quilted liner on one side much like those seen at your local thrift shop , and a “wool” like poly fabric sure to kind the wind at bay. The charcoal variation is detailed with a woven like ribbon throughout and has two large hem pockets to warm your hands. Both takes on the liner jacket will serve you well during the months ahead.
We had to bring a full jacket in from these guys, so here it is! The Parka Shell was made to keep you cozy and protected when the elements are out to get you. With a soft brown inner lining to contrast its shell, this durable nylon parka is cut just around the knee for maximum coverage when the rain and snow starts to fall. Subtle puckering on the seams and additional stitching at high stress areas point out the attention to detail and thought put into every piece.
We still have a few more months until there’s a use for every piece here, but we think there are more than enough reasons to keep this once exclusive brand on your radar for the following years to come. If you can stop by and take a look at these pieces in person, we can’t promise that you will walk away a happy customer.
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