COW BOOKS Book Vendor Jacket Navy/White
from Mountain Research
Founded in 2002, COW BOOKS is the collaborative retail concept of Japanese book critic Yataro Matsuura and Mountain Research designer Setsumasa Kobayashi. COW BOOKS specializes in rare and out-of-print art and literature titles focusing on 1960's and 70s social movements, progressive politics, protest, the Beat Generation, and first editions of forgotten modern authors among other offerings. In addition to a stellar selection of titles, they are known for their quirky in-house product line of book-related clothing and home goods.
the COW BOOKS Book Vendor Jacket in Navy and White is their take on the classic 'coverall' garment style familiar to fans of vintage and modern workwear done up with a literary twist. Constructed from an exquisite custom-milled striped fabric produced by MIYATA Weaving Co. expressly for COW BOOKS, the Book Vendor jacket offers a comfortable relaxed silhouette, has copious large pockets designed to store books and magazines of varying size, and is embellished with elaborate chain-stitched embroidery on the back.
As with all Mountain Research garments, the unique patterning and quirky detailing is matched by impeccable construction throughout. Four large patch pockets adorn the front of the coverall, and a smaller interior pocket is tucked inside the left breast for stationary, reading glasses, and other valuables. The back of the jacket showcases the shop's name, motto, and location embroidered in some of the most finely-executed chain-stitching we've ever seen and has a small 'paperback pocket' below. The jacket is finished with silver branded snaps at front closure and cuffs, and features a COW BOOKS logo tag at the interior collar. A stunning piece for the brand fanatic or new convert alike.
- Custom-milled MIYATA Weaving Co. striped fabric construction
- Coverall-style relaxed silhouette
- COW BOOKS Chain-stitched embroidery on rear
- Four large front patch pockets
- Small interior pocket for valuables
- Rear 'paperback pocket'
- Silver 'Research' branded snaps
- COW BOOKS logo tag at interior collar
- Made in Japan
- 100% Cotton
Sizing note: Unlike Mountain Research mainline garments, the COW BOOKS Book Vendor Jacket has a relaxed 'American-style' fit, and runs large. Please check the measurements!