Another Look | Barena – Novel and Nautical

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We keep hearing that Barena is catching on in Europe. Based on these product shots, we can see why. We thought we were pretty well bored with seafaring stripes and the like, but there is something so simultaneously authentic and unexpected about them here (it probably has something to do with the creative use of toggles). This is not all that surprising as the label is HQed in Venice, where water is streets.

We have reported on their toggle coat before and are once again reminded that the shape and look of the thing win so heavily because it doesn’t come across as nautical kitsch. In fact, it looks more like something a feudal-era Japanese peasant who was really a samurai would wear while tramping the countryside in search of blood and sake. Good work, Barena. Available at The Next Door.

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