Founded in 1951, Japanese label Goldwin began life as a sportswear brand, going on to outfit the Japanese athletes in the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Each collection, though, comes as further proof of the label's DNA: an international technical apparel brand whose purpose is to unify minimalist urban design with technical alpine performance.
Goldwin Spring/Summer 2021 stands as concrete evidence of the label’s changing face, amounting to the most technical, outdoor-oriented collection yet. Broken into three categories, Goldwin Spring/Summer 2021 is prepped for Outdoor, Athletic, and Lifestyle use. While the Outdoor and Athletic sections offer a more technical, performance-based appeal, Lifestyle rounds out the collection with everyday essentials that features more style-centric, oversized cuts alongside the label’s highly engineered materials.
All three sides to Goldwin’s Spring/Summer offering have been developed at the Goldwin Tech Lab in Toyama, Japan. From GORE-TEX® Paclite to PERTEX® SHIELD AIR, and PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO, the collection is cut from the most advanced materials available, each suited to its given task.
The true beauty in Goldwin Spring/Summer 2021 can be found in its versatility. From city streets to mountain summits, this one collection spans all sides of modern life. And, with twill pants from the Lifestyle offering given as much focus as highly technical mountain jackets, there are no chinks in Goldwin’s new-season armor. To prove it, we rounded up ten of our favorite pieces spanning all three categories of the collection.
Shop our top picks from Goldwin Spring/Summer 2021 below.
Part of Goldwin’s Lifestyle section, the Mac Coat follows the basic design rules of a traditional Mac. A beige colorway forms the classic backdrop to a Mac that’s anything but old-fashioned. GORE-TEX® PACLITE means that the Mac Coat can be super lightweight while also fully waterproof. Features like a storm flap to the collar and oversized fit ensure that this coat can be worn all year round and for all occasions.
GORE-TEX Spur Mountain Jacket
Cut from lightweight GORE-TEX®, Goldwin’s Spur Mountain Jacket is the perfect top layer during spring and summer. At once breathable and completely waterproof with taped zips to protect your valuables, you can’t beat the efficiency of this jacket for both hikes and daily wear.
One Tuck Tapered Stretch Twill Pants
Crafted from a material almost indistinguishable from cotton twill, but with added stretch for comfort, the One Tuck Tapered Pants are essential for spring and summer. A handy buckle fastening to the waist brings efficiency and technical style to the expertly tailored, relaxed fit.
W-Cloth Long Pants
The PERTEX® EQUILIBRIUM fabric which forms the material foundations for this pair of W-Cloth Pants boasts a double-weave construction. What does that mean? It means that the outer side ensures increased water-repellency and wind-proofing while the reverse is uneven, preventing any clinging and offering optimal breathability.
When spring arrives, we lose the ability to predict the weather to any degree of accuracy. That means that having a packable waterproof to hand becomes a serious styling weapon, allowing you to combat unpredictable showers. This lightweight top layer is cut from an eco-friendly recycled polyester that weighs next to nothing.
With its proprietary stretch nylon twill, the Stretch Jacket represents an exciting step in soft tailoring. From a distance, this piece is an expertly tailored, relaxed-fit sports jacket but up close, Goldwin’s Vintage Stretch Twill dominates the aesthetic. With a slight sheen, the technical fabric offers an attractive visual aspect as well as a comfortable range of movement when you’re active.
Wide Easy Wind Pants
Goldwin’s Wide Easy Wind Pants are inspired by military designs so expect efficiency and durability. While the ripstop shell seemingly takes the shape of a pair of cargo pants, the side pockets have been erased for a cleaner take on the design. A wide leg brings this pair firmly into the streetwear realm, too.
Fast Shell Jacket
PERTEX® SHIELD AIR, known for its breathability and water resistance, makes the Fast Shell Jacket the perfect exercise jacket. The 3D pattern with stretch offers a full range of movement as well as reflective hits for visibility at night, and when it's not in use it packs into a tiny, hand-sized pouch.
Hooded Over Jacket
The real star of the Hooded Over Jacket is PERTEX®. The Jacket is at once stylish and highly technical, brimming with details like hidden pockets and adjustable straps. Whether you're sporting in the city or in the wild, the PERTEX® shell's natural texture feels at home.
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