KITH partners with Japanese retailer nano universe, and one of the longest standing down manufacturers in the world with Nishikawa Down to produce our strongest outerwear collection to date – the “Black Diamond” Collection. Every garment in the collection, save for the Frayed Hoody, is filled with down and named after a famous Japanese mountain.
The offering primarily consists of tops, which include the Ainodake Parka, the Tateyama Jacket, the Fuji Bomber Jacket, and the Kitadake Vest. The Ainodake Parka ($640 USD) is available in two colorways – Black/Midnight Navy and Burgundy/Charcoal – and is constructed using a down-filled poly shell. The inside is lined with quilted nylon for added insulation. The hood is detachable, and features a raccoon fur trimming. The front includes two hand-warmers, as well as two front pockets, and a storm placket that concels enlarged co-branded buttons and a two-way heavy gauge YKK zipper.
The Tateyama Jacket ($560 USD) is available in three makeups – Charcoal, Oatmeal, and Grey/Navy – with each colorway made unique. The Charcoal version features a down-filled nylon shell lined with a reversed heavyweight cotton French terry. The Oatmeal version’s composition is just as layered, as the outside is a soft cotton French terry, filled with down, and lined with reverse cotton French terry. Lastly, the Grey/Navy edition is colorblocked, and features a combination of cotton French terry and wool, filled with down, and lined with a reverse French terry. Each jacket is horizontally quilted with heavy gauge two-way YKK zippers, custom co-branded buttons, gator rib-knit sleeve cuffs, and an adjustable hood with drawcord and toggle.
The Fuji Bomber Jacket ($460 USD) is reversible and available in three executions – Midnight Navy/Quilted Black Woodland Camo, Maroon/Quilted Khaki, and Black/Midnight Navy Quilted Black Leopard. The jackets are inconspicuously filled with a compacted down, thus allowing it to retain its usual shape while providing warmth. A four-way heavy gauge YKK zipper was applied the front, so each side has a two-way zipper closure. The left sleeve also features a traditional bomber jacket pocket detail, complete with minimal 3M KITH-branding.
The Kitadake Vest ($325 USD) is available in interpretations – Heather Grey and Charcoal – and are both horizontally quilted with a down filling. The Heather Grey is made from a heavyweight cotton French terry, while the Charcoal uses a nylon outer shell with a reverse terry lining. The front is adorned with a kangaroo pocket, while the right side permits increased accessibility with a full-side zipper and snap closure at the shoulder.
The final top was made in sole collaboration with nano universe – the Frayed Hoody ($160 USD). Available in three versions – Black, Navy, and White – this hoody is crafted from loose-knit heavyweight Japanese cotton French terry, and features an extended cut with two side YKK zipper vents, a front kangaroo pocket, and an adjustable cotton drawstring hood. Special details include an unorthodox rear raw-edge double hem for an increased layering effect, as well as a genuine leather printed KITH logo seen near the side left vent.
Bottoms are made up of only one silhouette – the Hakusan Quilted Pant ($325 USD). Four colors were developed – Khaki, Woodland Camo, Black, and Heather Grey – and each pant is made from nylon, save for the Heather Grey, which utilizes a heavyweight terry. The pants were created to go over a bottom for added warmth, and feature a tailored cut with an elastic cuff and invisible zipper. The front includes a functional zipper fly and two front YKK zipper pockets, while the rear has a right zipper patch pocket.
Included in the collection are the latest additions to the Ronnie Fieg x Caminando catalogue, which are the Ripple Mountain Mid ($220 USD). This silhouette arrives in two colorways – Wheat and Black – and both are made from an extremely high-grade nubuck. The inside is lined with a supple calfskin leather, and feature custom-printed leather insoles. The ripple sole is a durable Vibram sole to assure top-notch usage. Both pairs come with custom boxes, custom shoe trees, and an additional lace option.
The KITH x nano universe x Nishikawa Down “Black Diamond” Collection is available in-store now at The New KITH Shop 644 Broadway and KITH Brooklyn 233 Flatbush Ave. The collection will be made available online on Cyber Monday, December 1, at 11AM EST on KithNYC.com. The collection will also be made available in limited quantities at nano universe in Tokyo, Japan. The Ronnie Fieg x Caminando Ripple Mountain Mid will also be available in Japan in very limited quantities at nano universe in Tokyo, as well as Monkey Time, Beauty & Youth, and United Arrows in Shinjuku." alt="-19">