For those unaware of Greg Lauren and his unique design tenets, the cut-and-sew maestro has long been revered for fusing disparate menswear codes; more times than not on a single standalone item. Over the past few seasons, the designer has devised a slew of pieces that combine artistic cues from two or more of the following genres: vintage sportswear, rugged military, and heritage workwear, with various cultural inflections oftentimes floating in between.
The artist’s Green Baker Studio jacket encapsulates the above sentiment precisely. A quick look at the piece does well to highlight the shirt’s forceful army undertones in what looks to be a cross between a CPO shirt and field jacket. However, upon closer investigation, its evident that Lauren swapped out the traditional lapel collar for a Haori—the Japanese word for the top neck sash found on kimonos. Elsewhere, a pair of flap pockets found along the chest area, along with another two cinch-style compartments resting above the waist adds welcome functionality into the fray.