Sunday, 5 August 2012

RAF SIMONS - THE PARACHUTE BOMBER JACKET



Here it is... the INFAMOUS spring/summer 2003 Raf Simons parachute-bondage-military bomber jacket. An unbelievably lucky find on eBay. Now that I own this, along with the pyramid jacket, I have almost reached wardrobe nirvana. Finding this ultimate bad boy took about four years searching online and at every archive sale I could go to.





As someone pointed out on Tumblr, this jacket offers almost limitless possibilities for smuggling sweets into movie theatres / meds through customs. I haven't even counted all the pockets. There's a big zip-pocket across the back too.





I almost literally DIE for Raf's SS03 collection, 'Consumed'... SO, SO GOOD:











The jacket features in CIRCLING OVERLAND, the short film made for Raf by Jean-Francois Carly:



The other SS03 items I own are the printed shirt and the CONSUMED sweater. (EDIT: GOD MY FACE USED TO BE PUFFY. CARBS ARE THE DEVIL, Y'ALL) I'm always on the lookout for more pieces from that collection. Below are images which I have saved of SS03 pieces which were are some point for sale on eBay / Yahoo Auctions, but which I haven't managed to buy yet:











10 comments:

  1. you don't look very healthy

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  2. you sure did put the hard work in then, it finally paid off

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  3. this coat is so you! to be honest when I saw it I had a feeling you'd want to get this, it's raf, it's cool, the name 'parachute' in it is appealing too, what's not to like! good buy-

    xx nathan.niche
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/08/dolce-far-niente.html
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3896745

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  4. The functionality + the raf = bliss
    Also just noticed the fence graphic in the white/black ashplat top is rather similar to the one in the upcoming Raf show.

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  5. Does this mean you wanna sell the Pyramid bomber to me?

    Best,
    D

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  6. Really fantastic outfit. I wish I could dress like this everyday... Unfortunately I would need the haircut and slim hip-less figure as well. We can't have everything in one lifetime I suppose....Someone at Raf Simons needs to hire you....I hope you do more outfit posts, your style is an inspiration.

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  7. perfect "smuggling" jacket, i want it !!

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  8. please make a post about winter jackets

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  9. no one ever looked better in it :)

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