Mountain Research’s output may be meticulously crafted and unfailingly chic, but designer Setsumasa Kobayashi isn’t necessarily connected to the worlds of traditional fashion or hype driven streetwear. As to be expected from a brand whose biannual collections are conceived of in a literal mountain retreat, practical functionality is always the foremost priority for Kobayashi and Mountain Research.
The Spring/Summer 2019 collection from Mountain Research adjusts the ratio of provocative, anarchist sloganeering to utilitarianism seen in their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, as functional inspiration drawn from military, mountaineering, and hunting sources occupy center stage.
Not to get all Animal Farm, and betray the revolution with a hypocritical new class system that resembles the old class system, but some items of clothing really are more equal than others. Traditional cargo bottoms may be functional, but they definitely lack a certain joie de vivre. Mountain Research's Zip Shorts offer a categorically chicer solution to the question of secure, wearable storage.
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Model measurements are 6'1, 145 lbs. Model is wearing a size M.
- Made in Japan
- 90% nylon, 10% polyurethane
- Integrated polyester woven belt with metal buckle
- Front and rear drop pockets
- Zip thigh pockets
- Zip rear pockets