Monitaly is the brainchild of designer Yuki Matsuda who also runs moccasin shoe brand Yuketen. The brand name is derived from Mr Matsuda's three biggest passions in life: His daughter Monica, the Military, in particular the incredible quality of Mil Spec fabrications (which is also seen in all Monitaly pieces) & Italy. A serious vintage collector & enthusiast, Yuki Matsuda bases all Monitaly designs on vintage apparel, updated to fit great yet utilizing the same attention to detail & quality. As Yuki Matsuda puts it himself:
Yuki Matsuda by Dan Chaparian
"I'm determined to make clothing that I would love to wear. My background is in vintage so I've seen so many great vintage clothing pieces, but vintage fit is usually two-dimensional or disproportionate, and it's not comfortable to wear in any practical manner. But I know how to fix these discrepancies, so I decided to overcome my frustration with ill-fitting clothing by making my own. My goals for Monitaly are great fit with impeccable attention to detail. Made in U.S.A. is very important to me too."
Source: Shoreman1782 @ Styleforum
For this season we've recieved these extraordinary pieces:
The Riders Coat (€699/SEK 6999:-) is an amazing quality peacoat showcasing Monitaly designer Yuki Matsuda's specific style. Crafted in colorful striped wool material & lined with brown cotton duck, it is an outstanding contemporary piece that still manages to feel classically robust & timeless. Features incredible attention to detail & comes with two large front flap pockets, hand warmer pockets & an offset zipped pocket built into the front yoke.
Monitaly Riders Coat €699/SEK 6999:-
The Mountain Parka (€799/SEK 7999:-) is one of the finest we've ever seen. Made in the USA using all-US made materials, the parka is crafted from heavy waxed cotton duck fabric & is wool lined throughout with additional bernberg satin sleeve lining. Classic western style yoke, reinforced elbow patches & leather drawstring pullers complete the look.
Monitaly Mountain Parka €799/SEK 7999:-
The Three Pocket Blazer (€499/SEK 4999:-) is a beautifully tailored riding style sport jacket crafted from super high quality cotton duck material. Comes with fine chambray lining & seam tape, three button front closure & cuffs with vintage style individual buttons, three front pockets & three inner pockets, elbow patches & button down throat closure.
Monitaly Three Button Blazer €499/SEK 4999:-
Same cut as the jacket above & featuring the same detailing, this Three Pocket Blazer (€499/SEK 4999:-) is crafted from a fantastic grey plaid wool material. It is a truly artisanal piece of mens wear.
Monitaly Three Pocket Blazer €499/SEK 4999:-
The Monitaly F/W 2011 products are available in very scarce numbers so if you're interested in this fine pieces, whatever you do don't hesitate on the buy button! We guarantee you won't be dissapointed!
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