Abomber jacket that costs almost £1,000? Hard sell. Yes, it’s from Vetements, the most talked-about label of the season, and, yep, it’s palindromically reversible (bear with), in that there’s a zip on the back as well as the front, but who has £915? No one, that’s who. You can borrow the idea though, because half the shtick is in the styling – on its models, Vetements had both zips undone and let it hang off-shoulder. Logically, this is also the best way to wear any thick, padded, winter MA1-style jacket into spring (and back into winter again – padded jackets were on the autumn/winter catwalks at Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga debut and Stella McCartney).
It will feel a bit (very) odd at first. Try wearing it with a T-shirt in a contrasting colour or a polo neck until the weather behaves. It’s really the opposite ofshoulder-robing – winter’s nattiest trick of wearing your coat or jacket on your shoulders: arms-free, like Superman, just with better reviews.