Referencing vintage US Military chemical protective jackets, this piece from 00032017 draws on the roomy shape and canted chest pockets of the original but introduces a completely new set of refined finishes and cutting edge construction/patternmaking. The 00032017 chemical jacket omits the OD Green face fabric and charcoal padding of the original for a sleek black textured poly/cotton twill and cotton poplin lining. It features the signature detachable pouch that featured heavily throughout the season and a two-way reversible riri zipper at center front to allow the wearer to choose their desired face fabric. The real beauty of this piece is in the sleeve and body construction. The sleeves are cut as a half raglan, with the shoulder seam only in the front, while the armpit features a dramatic curved gusset. The bodice is darted at the side, with side entry welt pockets placed adjacent and parallel. All of these subtle patternmaking adjustments strip back the piece and create a sleekness and modernity through the linework--one of the largest draws of Kostadinov's work. The chemical jacket is finished with a line of riri snaps along the back lower waist that allows it to interface with a complementary line of snaps found on select 00032017 trousers.
Made in the UK 9/10 Condition with no rips, stains, or tears.