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 four-color patchwork pants, which have an eye-catching texture of washed cotton and subdued colors, look like ordinary 5-pocket pants with a straight silhouette, but they are actually buggy tapered. Two types of cotton flags with suede corner angle and safety pin are attached to the left thigh, and can be replaced according to the change of affiliation. You can also attach your own flag. One for the patchwork race.