kinoak: ‘i heart riggins’ jacket

I saw this jacket at Blonde Venus a few weekends ago and it’s been haunting my dreams ever since. It’s by Melbourne label Kinoak, who are relatively new on the scene and definitely ones to watch. I have a soft spot for anything a bit varsity inspired and this is the perfect modern interpretation of the varsity jacket. Unfortunately, at a little over $500, I doubt I’ll be seeing it in my wardrobe any time soon. In the meantime, however, I’ll be poring over the rest of  Kinoak’s ‘Rookie’ AW12 collection and I suggest that you do the same.
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  1. This is the ONLY varsity jacket I have ever seen that I like. Ever. Its not blatantly trying to be too "high school" and the colors are spectacular. Jealous! I've never been into it because I was a cheerleader and only the football players wore them (and while I cheered for them, they were all fashionably challenged dorks)

    • soph (owl vs. dove) June 19, 2012

      It's so pretty in real life. The leather sleeves! *swoon* I was that idiot in the store that kept stroking all the clothes haha.

      Since we don't have the whole cheerleading/jock culture in Aus I guess it's easier to idealise it in a fashion sense. But I do prefer the 'glory days' of varsity dressing i.e. 50s/60s fashion. And Grease. haha.

  2. V.days June 19, 2012

    thats so cute, i usually hate varsity jackets but i really like the blue colour on that!

    xx vacantdays

  3. If only I could justify $500 for a jacket! I love the colours and like you said its a great modern interp of the classic varsity jacket!

    Ally xxxxxx

    • soph (owl vs. dove) June 20, 2012

      I know right! For that much $$$ I'd prob invest in something a bit more timeless. But still… *wah*

  4. Dark Blue Stripes June 19, 2012

    Fabulous jacket. Love the shade of blue. Definitely on my wish list.


    Dark Blue Stripes

  5. agnieszka June 19, 2012

    love it

  6. she. June 19, 2012

    love this jacket.

  7. Rusia i Lusia June 19, 2012

    great. ♥

  8. ooh, fun! and love the tim riggins reference. be still, my heart.

  9. Satin and Souffles June 20, 2012

    Love the colours! I want one! xx


  10. Lacey June 20, 2012

    I love this jacket. i need some more colour in my wardrobe 🙂

  11. Mary June 23, 2012

    Aw I love this! I really like varsity jackets (though I don't own any at the moment) and this one is just too cute – sky blue, leather, orange…ah how perfect xx

  12. Gabby June 28, 2012

    Wow the perfect bomber – love!



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