The Hill-Side manages to produce historically informed garments without churning out straight reproductions or rip-offs. The latest to come out of the Brooklyn-based label is the "J-1 Intermediate Quilted Jacket," inspired by U.S. Navy gear circa the 1960s.
The design team rendered a cold-weather, windproof, and all around more contemporary translation of a rare archival jacket called the "MIL-J-7758." Crafted from nylon in an antique olive drab, the jacket features a diamond quilted "Indian Orange" lining for warmth. The fit is slim but allows for a full range of motion due to "action pleats," a design detail frequently found in U.S. Navy's flight jackets.
A detail worth mentioning -- moving forward, all Hill-Side products that are made in Japan will be adorned with a "Komadori Brand" woven label.
Shop the jacket directly through The Hill-Side for $399.