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.
A game shirt with a washed cotton texture and a subdued color, or a shirt jacket, is a piece that is built on the perfect balance of brown corduroy on the collar to create an outer feel. The biggest feature is the four box pokes lined up in a mysterious position that you don't usually see. First place for the hunting race.