Manchester’s Oi Polloi team up with Norse Projects to create this unique co-branded pull-over jacket in three colours.
Based on the sort of jacket that the Scandi outdoor folks have been busting for years, Oi Polloi and Norse create a jacket that looks both typically Norse and typically Oi Polloi at the same time. The sine of a great collaborative effort. Made from 100% cotton, this heavyweight piece of outerwear is not only going to take a beating, it’s going to age beautifully. The subtle collaborative branding on the left sleeve is too dope to be true. A nice co-branded emblem that is proud, but doesn’t scream “Oi! This is a colab! Take notice!”.
A large zipped pouch pocket resides in the middle of the chest, and is joined by two smaller hand pockets at the bottom of the jacket. A string-pull around the waste allows the user to make the jacket fitted to taste and could add a nice touch of styling when tied at the front. The real steeze comes in the elasticated cuffs, hidden under the sleeve and featuring contrasting colours to the jacket itself – a real nice touch.
Available in three colours, it’s a damn struggle to pick a favourite – possibly the only downfall of this collaboration. The obvious statement piece is the Burnt Orange edition, a colour so perfect it seems like the jacket was designed for it. However, there’s something compelling about the subtlety of both the Navy and Olive Green renditions. I’m not sure I’d ever be happy with my choice unless I had all three.
The Oi Polloi x Norse Projects Kaare Jacket is available now from Oi Polloi for £215 a pop, but don’t expect it to be around for long.