Season: Fall/Winter 2021
Key Pieces: nanamica never underdelivers its seasonal outerwear and, as usual, there are loads of covetable field parkas, weatherproof blazers, and minimalist mac coats to go round, best paired with some giant cargo pants, easy knit cardigans, or ’90s-inflected sweatsuits.
Editor’s Notes There’s an exciting energy around the contemporary nanamica collections, a sign of revitalization at the nearly twenty-year-old brand. Stylist Akio Hasegawa — the man behind AH.H and Nautica Japan — takes a beautifully baggy approach to the lookbooks, which always highlight plenty of subtly killer clothes. nanamica’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection, “Heart-warming Life-Tech wear,” sounds like a humble affair but it’s really more of a progressive experiment in functional menswear, thoughtfully designed to serve needs that the wearer didn’t know existed.
A classic nanamica color palette — black and charcoal meets brown and navy — informs oodles of approachable outerwear, ranging from technical coats to tailored jackets but never without functional fabrics (yep, GORE-TEX) that insulate and fight off inclement weather. Cozy fleece, sweats, and high-necked inner layers boost warmth retention while baggy chinos and cargo pants make for casual military cues, a nanamica throughline since the early days.