Carry your laptop inside your clothes with the new “Packable Parka” from Japan

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RocketNews 24 (by Oona McGee):

Leave your bag at home and fill up the pockets of this denim hoodie with all your tech instead.

These days, cafes around the world are filled with people plugged into the online realm, typing on their laptops and scrolling through pages of information on their mobile phones. While the portability of notebooks and laptops makes it easier than ever to work online outside of the home, there’s been little advancement in the ways to carry our tech goods when heading out around town. In Japan, there’s a group that’s working towards an alternative to the humble bag, and they’ve come up with an innovative parka that has all the room and durability needed to let us say goodbye to PC bags forever!

▼ The “Packable Parka” is designed for laptop storage, with a main zippered section on the front that includes smaller pockets inside to keep all sorts of stationery and equipment firmly in place.

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While the clothing is ready to be worn and filled up to go, the parka can also be folded up into a bag for times when it’s not being worn, allowing users to revert to the traditional bag-style carrying method at any time. To see how the product transforms from bag to parka, check out the short video below:

The Packable Parka design is also being used for a number of other garments designed to hold lighter materials like stationery and notebooks. To see all the designs in the range, check out the group’s campaign page on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake.

Their idea to combine storage with clothing is proving to be so popular, they’ve already surpassed their funding goal of 500,000 yen (US$4898) with 24 days remaining on their project!

visvim (Japan) Valdez Down Jacket 2L “Corduroy”

THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Detachable Lining Field Coat

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THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL‘s penchant for ultra high-quality, functional outerwear designs is further illustrated with the Japanese imprint’s new Detachable Lining Field Coat for Fall/Winter 2014. Essentially coupling an updated take on the classic fishtail military parka with a detachable down-filled liner, the design sees a water-repellant exterior of high-density polyester taffeta paired with a polyester liner that’s filled with KODENSHI down for lasting heat retention. Additional design details include the likes of a storm hood, zippered placket, adjustable cuffs, and a duo of zippered front pockets.

THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL’s seasonal Detachable Lining Field Coat will soon be available in khaki, navy, and black colorways from nanamica for ¥73,440 JPY (approximately $670 USD) each.

uniform experiment (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Color Chart Cable Knit Sleeve Zip-Up Parka

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The perfect display of its penchant for both material- and color-blocking, a hoodie/cable knit sweater hybrid is set for a release this weekend from uniform experiment as a part of its Fall/Winter 2014 collection.

Available in both grey and navy, the Japanese label’s Color Chart Cable Knit Sleeve Zip-Up Parka couples a traditional hoodie design with tri-blend acrylic wool stretch jersey construction and cable-knit detailing along the underside of the sleeves.

Finished with colorful slashes borrowed from the brand’s own multicolored block motif, the unique Color Chart Cable Knit Sleeve Zip-Up Parka is set to hit ue dealers this Saturday, September 13 for ¥26,000 JPY (approximately $243 USD).

D.GNAK by Kang Dong Jun (Korea) Layered Asymmetrical Parka “Black”

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South Korean label D.GNAK continues to push the boundaries of menswear design with innovative cut & sew items for 2014 fall/winter. As part of its forthcoming collection, designer Kang Dong Jun presents the Layered Asymmetrical Parka. The long sleeve layered black parka is fully lined and padded with various layers to ensure great insulation. An oversized asymmetric stand collar gives the parka a unique look, while a plethora ofwelted pocket at its base layer offers functional elements. Adaptable to weather changes, the parka’s outer layer and zip fastening sleeves are removable, revealing a padded vest underneath.

Priced at $1,080 USD, the Layered Asymmetrical Parka is now available from SSENSE

THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL (Japan) 2014 Summer “Dalmatian Print” Collection

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THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL follows this season’s drop of aloha-printed bags with a collection of dalmatian-spotted outerwear and accessories. Inverting the pattern to pair white spots with a black base, the range includes the Japanese label’s 30D PERTEX-constructed Mountain Wind Parka alongside a trio of bags, a collection of cases, and a skirt for women.
The entire collection is now available in-store and online from nanamica.
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White Mountaineering collaborates with Japanese brands B mark YOSHIDA and PORTER on parka design

 

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A celebration of three reputable fashion mainstays, White Mountaineering has teamed up with lifestyle imprint B mark YOSHIDA and luggage label PORTER on a unique parka jacket. Coinciding with B mark YOSHIDA’s 10th anniversary, the parka is made from high density nylon that’s both durable and lightweight and features functional elements like a plethora of hip and chest pockets velcro fasteners and an adjustable hood.

Look for the parka to drop via B mark YOSHIDA soon.

 

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White Mountaineering collaborates with Japanese brands B mark YOSHIDA and PORTER