The FLY53 Rushen parka style jacket has some serious stories to tell. Originally introduced in the 50’s as the U.S army surplus jacket, it was practical, warm, tough, waterproof and camouflaged. A uniform that protected soldiers from the elements during the Korean War.
The following decade brought about a whole new lease of life for the parka style jacket and a whole new meaning to go with it.
In the 60’s it symbolized an entire era and lifestyle when it was taken on by the mods who redefined it’s meaning entirely. It became associated with their chaos causing ways, lifestyle on the fringes of society and running of things according to their own rules.
This season it’s back and proving functional outerwear has never been cooler. Our rendition takes the Parka’s vintage khaki green roots and fishtailed hem and slams it into 2013 with bold leather patches, a sharper silhouette, branded buttons and lightweight summer hood.
Menswear Design Team: It’s basically a hybrid garment fusing a lightweight military parka silhouette with old school mountaineering / explorer gear. Utilizing technical influences but using natural trims such as leather and natural cord & zip tape. We had recently been reading about Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, who was captured by the British in Northern India whist mountaineering in 1939 and imprisoned due to his German citizenship. He escaped and crossed the border into Tibet, where he sought refuge, experienced a new way of life and enlightenment, became a close friend of the Dalai Lama and stayed until the Chinese invasion in 1950.
Heinrich Harrer’s (pictured above) life was portrayed in the film Seven Years In Tibet starring Brad Pitt.
This inspired the mix of military, old school mountain and native trims in Rushen relating to the contrast of Military / Spiritual.
Click Here to check out more from the Rushen Jacket, now in the FLY53 store.
The gentleman’s jacket with an attitude, the Fly53 Ardent Jacket is a nod to our love of classic vintage work-wear style with its light wadding, onion quilting and contrast cord collar.
Add to that all the components of great jacket making we’ve mastered over our 18 years history; an angled pocket on the chest, both zip and button fastening and not forgetting our classic triple bolt brand metal badge on the chest and you’re on to a winner.
It’s the kind of jacket that will see you right no matter the occasion, so wear it to work in the day, head straight out after and no one will know you’ve not been to bed when you chuck it over your vodka and lipstick stained shirt the next day. Intelligent, Impressive men’s clothing. Pull on, wear in, rock out.
After the success of these little babies last year it would have been rude not to bring them back for another season of top style accompaniment. They’re a classic Friday trouser that you can wear straight from work to the club, saving you time, without sacrificing style. Clever hey, if we do say so ourselves.
Carrot fit, cord, cool and credible if you only buy one style this season let it be these, they won’t let you down.
Pull on, Wear in, Rock out, Join the resistance.
This week our favourite product to roll off the printing press is the Fly53 Coup De Gras T-Shirt. Brand spanking new from our Autumn/ Winter collection its already a must have and selling fast.
The graphics represent a little mash up of everything we love and stand for here at Fly53 HQ and all the logos we’ve used to make our infamous graphic tees over the years.
Get yours now. Join the resistance.
This weeks product of the week we can’t get enough of and it seems you guys can’t either. Brand spanking new from our Autumn/ Winter collection and already it’s flying off the shelves. Don’t miss out on your chance to grab one.
In true Fly53 style: discrete as ever we’re sure you’ll agree the inspiration for this one has been taken from well, those little blue sweets we all know and love. Whats more the graphic on the front represents a little mixture of all our favourite things, beautiful women, erotica, acid riddled psychedelia, Subverted Glamour and Punked Luxury.
God our graphic team are good. Pull on, wear in, rock out.
No explanation necessary… with the mammoth excitement and hype at the 2012 olympic games taking place right on our doorstep in London its got the city and indeed the whole of the UK buzzing.
This week we thought it only right that we recommend our very own Fly53 Enhanced Performance T-Shirt to keep you current, looking fresh and supporting team GB.
In honour of the occasion our creative team put this little beauty together, a twisted take on those 5 golden rings and the high we get from following the best of the best. As well as of course all the celebrating we’ll do to show the world we know how to throw a fucking party.
New for Fly53, the Chivvy shirt is our 100% cotton chambray for the warmer summer season. With Fly53’s unique 5-3-button arrangement and Ikat (Navajo) detailing on the left pocket, you would be a fool to underestimate this contemporary designed vintage classic.
This is a shirt that has been inspired by the cult anti establishment character Cool hand Luke’s mentality, not caring if he’s off to solitary again and eating those eggs…
Clicking the product image below will throw up our store where you can find the Chivvy in not just blue but also a sexy red as well as other new arrivals.