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Shop Monitaly Second Model Jacket

Monitaly has released their new second model jacket. This special jacket features the use of rip-stop nylon, the same fabric for parachute. Monitaly has combined a traditional trucker jacket with the latest tech fabric.

Monitaly Second Model Jacket - Black

Black

The black jacket features 13oz black denim. And it has the windproof parachute nylon rip-stop fabric for chest pockets and sleeves.

Monitaly Second Model Jacket - Chestnut

Chestnut

 

The chestnut one is made of brown 8-wale corduroy and orange windproof parachute nylon rip-stop fabric.

 

Monitaly Second Model Jacket - Chestnut

 

This jacket has a drop shoulder cutting. The jacket body is shorter than normal, which actually makes the sleeves look longer to create a funky look. Easily match it with Monitaly Riding Pants.

 

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Shop Monitaly Vacation Shirt in Chambray

Monitaly has released their Vacation Shirt in Chambray.

Monitaly Vacation Shirt - Chambray

Chambray

 

Vacation Shirt is one of the core items in their Summer and Spring collection. The fabrics is 6.5oz pure indigo chambray from the USA factory Cone Mills, which was permanently shut down on 31st December 2017. Thus, these beautiful fabrics are extremely hard to source nowadays.

Monitaly Vacation Shirt - Chambray

 

It has an open collar design with short sleeves.

Monitaly Vacation Shirt - Chambray

 

It has two chest pockets with white detailed suture.

Monitaly Vacation Shirt - Chambray

 

 

The shirt has a relax fit and you can pair with their drop crotch shorts in chambray as well.

 

 

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Also read: Shop Monitaly Drop Crotch Shorts

Shop Monitaly Drop Crotch Shorts

In Monitaly Spring Summer collection, the Drop Crotch Shorts is the one to watch item. And this time, they have used the fabric of Chambray.

Monitaly Drop Crotch Shorts - Chambray

Chambray

 

The fabric is 6.5oz pure indigo chambray made in the USA by Cone Mills. It was one of the best chambray fabric on the market but Cone Mills was shut down on 31 December 2017 due to bankruptcy. Thus, it is extremely hard for Monitaly to source these beautiful fabrics.

 

Monitaly 3D Avocado Embroidery S/S Tee - Off white

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Shop Monitaly Military Service Jacket Type A

Monitaly has renewed their Military Service Jacket Type A. In this season, the Type A Jacket is even lighter and more “breathable”.

Monitaly Military Service Jacket Type A - Lt Poplin Sage

Sage

Monitaly Military Service Jacket Type A

Black

Monitaly Military Service Jacket Type A - Lt Poplin Sage

 

The fabric is 100% Cotton Poplin. The cotton is so densely woven that it is extremely lightweight with a soft and smooth texture.

 

Monitaly Military Service Jacket Type A

 

And the jacket features 3 handy pockets with button flip, just like the vintage Canadian Army Field Jacket from the 60’s.

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Shop Monitaly 3D Avocado Embroidery Tee

Monitaly has released the 3D Avocado Embroidery Tee. The short sleeve tee is boxy fit with a cute Avocado embroidery on the chest.

Monitaly 3D Avocado Embroidery S/S Tee - Off white

Off-white

 

Monitaly 3D Avocado Embroidery S/S Tee - NavyNavy

If you take a closer look at the avocado, you will find they are loosely woven to create the 3D effect and a softer touch at the same time. The tee itself is made of 100% cotton and has a comfortable fit.

 

Monitaly 3D Avocado Embroidery S/S Tee - Navy

 

 

Monitaly 3D Avocado Embroidery S/S Tee - Off white

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Shop Fatigue Pants from Monitaly

Fatigue pants refer to a more causal type of pants military personnel wear, as opposed to the formal military uniforms. They usually wear these pants when they are doing extra duties or menial labor. As a result, these pants are usually very functional and durable. They have a relaxed fit with a handful of pockets, and is usually waxed for water repellent.

 

Monitaly Fatigue Pants - Vancloth Sateen Black

 

 

Our latest arrivals from Monitaly include a vintage fatigue pants. Based on the silhouette of a classic military pants, Monitaly upgraded it with their patented Vancloth fabrics (Sateen version), which is water repellent.

 

Monitaly Fatigue Pants - Vancloth Sateen Black

 

And the Monitaly has used Military-standard melamine buttons together with a double-stitching construction to craft this pants. Thus, it is extremely durable. And the front pockets are also extended to a greater depth – to allow you to put more belongings into it.

 

Shop more vintage military wear from Monitaly:

 

 

Also read: Monitaly Type B Jacket

From B-15 Jacket to MA-1 – The Evolution of Bomber Jacket

Bomber jacket is one of the most popular winter wear. Do you know how they have evolved from the B-15 jacket? Bomber jackets are designed for pilots. In the past, the insulation in the cockpit were very poor. Thus, pilots have to wear bomber jackets with very good insulation and a fur collar to keep them warm. And these are the traditional B-15 jacket.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket

 

In 1949, there was a technology advancement in aircraft and the cockpit had better insulation. As a result, pilots are no longer needed to put on a thick bomber jacket. Thus, the bomber jacket also evolved from B-15 to the MA-1. The MA-1 is thinner and does not has a fur collar.

Reversible-Orange-Lining-black-bomber-jacket

 

Not only the shape but also the color of bomber jacket evolved. The standard color of bomber jacket was midnight blue.  However, more sage, olive and green bomber jackets were produced during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. These colors allow the pilots to adapt to the jungle and surrounding, which give them better protection.

 

And you may notice that many bomber jackets have an orange lining. It is because if accident happens, the pilots can wear the bomber jackets inside out. Thus, he will be more easily spotted by rescuer with the sharp orange color.

ladies bomber jacket

Photo Source: Bershka

 

After more than 70 years, bomber jackets have become a fashionable style.They feature a good army/vintage look and most of them are even unisex.

 

Fancy a vintage B-15 jackets? Don’t forget to check out our bomber jacket from Monitaly.

 

Special Fabrics from Japan – Monitaly x Minami Shoten

Monitaly x Minami Shoten has been working together on a serious of collections since SS19. Minami Shoten is Monitaly’s partner company in Japan. They are located in Osaka and they are specialized in processing special fabric and garments.

Monitaly x Minami Shoten

Photo Source: Monitaly

In their first collaboration in SS19, Monitaly x Minami Shoten has launched a collection of jacquard fabric tees. All the process from sourcing the fabrics to sewing the garments are done in the factory of Minami Shoten. Thus, Monitaly is proud to say that the products are completely made in Osaka, Japan.

Monitaly Shaggy Tyrolean Jacket - Solid Navy

When it comes to this AW19 collection, Monitaly x Minami Shoten brings us the shaggy fabrics.

Monitaly Shaggy Crewneck Pullover - Solid Navy

These shaggy jackets and pullovers are extremely smooth and comfortable. There are smooth shaggy fabric with a hairy touch on the outer layer while it has a soft cotton touch in the inside. Thus, the hairy fabric will not irritate your skin when you wear it.

Monitaly Shaggy Crewneck Pullover - Solid Navy

Furthermore, there are quite a few details on the jacket as well. It has two hand pockets with a small change pocket. There are also bronze button with a Teddy bear on it, with a slogan of “Will you be my Teddy bear”.

Monitaly Shaggy Tyrolean Jacket - Solid Navy

Monitaly Shaggy Tyrolean Jacket - Solid Navy

In next year’s SS20 collection, there will be more Monitaly x Minami Shoten products. Of course, they are all made in Japan with specially patterned fabrics.

 

Feeling interested in Monitaly? Head to our previous blog to know more about its classic designs.

Editor’s Picks – Monitaly Bomber Jacket

When we talk about vintage jackets, Monitaly Bomber Jacket always come to our mind. It is inspired by the iconic USAF Flight Jacket and the classic MA-1. It has a classic bomber jacket silhouette, water resistant Vancloth fabrics and a fur collar. Monitaly first introduced this B-15 bomber jacket in their FW17 collections. Since then, they kept renewing it every winter as it was a great hit. For example, in their FW18 collection, they use black waterproof zipper.

B-15 Bomber Jacket

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

Vancloth Sateen Olive

In FW19, Monitaly bomber jacket is in their classic olive color. You will still find the signature fur collar with a small zipper pocket on sleeve.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

The collar is 100% wool ribbing made in the U.S.A. And when you have it collar up – you will find there is a holding button. It can keep you warm in a cold winter with its high-loft synthetic fur. Moreover, there is zig-zag stitching on back of the collar to make it look even more classy.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

One special feature about this bomber jacket is the zipper. The gold zipper is actually come from Talon Zipper – which was the first zipper manufacturer founded in 1893 in Chicago. As we talked to Monitaly’s designer Mr. Yuki Matsuda, he spent a lot of effort to source these vintage zippers. They are in a subtle vintage gold with a vintage puller.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

When it comes to the hand warming pockets, there are changes too. There is also fur inside the pocket to keep your hand warm. And besides, the fur pops our a little bit around the pockets and give it a neat look.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

Moreover, it has two inner pockets. The sleeves and body is also insulated for better heat trapping.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

As usual, it has Monitaly’s exclusive fabric ‘Vancloth & Sons’. And the Sateen version has the strongest water-resistant.

Monitaly B-15 Bomber Jacket - Vancloth Sateen Olive

Interested in Monitaly’s vintage jacket? don’t forget to check out their Military Half Coat Type B!

Classic item from Monitaly – Military Half Coat Type B

Our latest arrivals from Monitaly is now available online, including their classic Military Half Coat Type B.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

Vancloth Sateen Black

The coat is inspired by the vintage Canadian army field jacket in the 60’s. It has the signature gusseted pocket with large slide button. The buttons also use military-standard melamine.

 

And it is worth mentioning about the fabric of the coat. It is Monitaly’s exclusive Vancloth fabric. The fabric is water resistant and ultra lightweight. And the Vancloth fabric being used in Military Half Coat Type B is the top version – Sateen. It mimics the material of the military coat in the army. Yet, it is even stronger and more water resistant. And of course – they are all made in LA.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

And this season, Monitaly adds more details to the Military Half Coat Type B. First of all, you will find a corduroy collar.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

Furthermore, if you open the front wind flap, you will find a #10 YKK zipper with leather pull.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

And one special design is the self drawstring on the waist, which used to be on the hem.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

Thus, you can now tighten it to give a better fit and keep warm.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

And in this season, you can match it with Monitaly’s Fatigue Pants, which also use Vancloth Sateen fabric in black.

Monitaly Military Half Coat Type B - Vancloth Sateen Black

 

Don’t forget to take a look at the Military Half Coat Type B from previous seasons:

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