This oversized coat from Final Home is cut in lightweight weather-resistant nylon and features a fully detachable and convertible pile fleece lining. It's truly demonstrative of Kosuke Tsumura's design practice--one that explores the possibilities of clothing as shelter and reframes/reconsiders clothing as an interface between the wearer and their environment. Through the use of technical materials and utilitarian details, Tsumura crafts outerwear that borders on wearable architectures--layers here are fastened instead of sewn, with operable closures giving the wearer full access to the volumes inside the garment (not the volume a body would inhabit but the 'inter-layer' volume). Expanding access to and the utilization of this area to store not only deployable convertible 'parts' of the jacket but really anything the wearer wants echoes the thickened, semi-inhabitable 'floorplates' of Louis Kahn's Salk Institute. It's this type of tectonic thinking that really drives home this garment-as-architecture comparison.
The way it functions is, 2 zippers at the hem unzip to deploy a long duster-length coattail of warm fleece while the 2 zippers along the front and collar open to reveal a stowable hood and provide access into the whole bodice. Unzipping the four zippers fully separates the two layers, and with Tsumura's expert consideration, the long fleece hoodcoat liner and weather-resistant nylon outer can each be worn on their own, with the front zippers serving as closures when apart. The whole combined coat can easily be worn reversed as well, for a full fleece outer with an asymmetrical array of patch pockets. In total it seems like there are 7 garments in one, possibly more. There seems to be infinite play with this piece in a way that so elegantly bridges the expressive and functional qualities of clothing.
Made in Japan 9.5/10 Condition with no rips, stains, or tears. No signs of wear, practically brand new.
Fit Notes: Tagged a size M but features a very roomy cut that can accommodate up to a size XL. Size based on desired fit (M = oversize, L = regular fit, XL = slim fit)