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 border fleece neck gator is a product that can be expected to have high practicality without the inconvenience of wearing a ring dot combined system. Since the ring dots can be combined regardless of the front and back, it seems good to enjoy the left and right asymmetry by combining the front and back or two different colors. It is also good to remove the buttons partially and use it like a collar.