Embarking on the quest for the ultimate jacket is challenging these days. It’s not just about staying warm but also making sure you’re not sacrificing style, comfort, and quality along the way. And let’s face it, in this fast-paced world, the real trendsetters are those who opt for pieces that stand the test of time. Much like Ten c does. The Italian brand infuses every stitch with a dash of thoughtful design, and their FW23 collection is nothing short of, well, upscale.
Italian tailoring and Japanese materials are a match made in heaven and Ten c knows it. With the emblematic OJJ – Original Japanese Jersey, the brand delves deep into the art of blending different worlds. Creative Director Alessandro Pungetti translated Italian craftsmanship into Ten c’s legacy with seven pieces created out of the unique fabric for its launching collection. This season, Ten C takes inspiration for its high-quality jackets and iconic parkas from different kinds of stone. The outcome? A palette of neutral tones with pops of colors inspired by semi-precious stones. Blue turquoise, acid-green agate, solid black obsidian, and a darker shade of the petrol blue of Amazonite.
For FW23, 12 oz. OJJ comes in three new styles: a windproof anorak inspired by the British military; a Navy Smock, which is an updated version of a Ten c classic; and a rider coat based on British motorcycling wear of the ’30s. Then there’s a 3L motorcycle parka that follows the inspirational lead, featuring a new cotton fabric between three waterproof layers. The impressive thing about it is that these materials are laser-cut and taped inside for enhanced performance.
When it comes to materials, this season Ten c went all-in. On top of the classic 11 oz. down-filled OJJ, it introduced new materials including Silver Laminated Nylon, which gives that sleek shine and “OJJ touch feeling.”
Without further ado, we’ve handpicked several Ten c items for your next shopping escapade. So if you’re ready to refresh your wardrobe with stylish outdoors, this is your cue to dive in.
ANTERMOIA ROCCIA VET
Ten c leaves yet another mark on the lineage of classic Italian hiking gear with a new model featuring a sole made of OJJ material. Sturdy yet sultry, they’re a pair of boots about as home atop the Dolomites as they are stomping down the streets of Milan.
ICED COMBO DOWN JACKET
Flaunting a single, bold color denoted Green Lizard, the parka also has the much welcomed bonus of being flush with extra pockets and an has extended cap for protecting faces from the cold.
Evoking German snorkel parkas from the late 1960s, Ten c brings it back with a slimmer, more contemporary fit. The pocket and hood take cues from the brand’s classic Tempest Anorak parka, now adjusted to work better with a slightly narrower sleeve to prevent wind and rain from sneaking in.
Inspired by the original 1965 US Army Field Jacket (we see you, shoulder straps), this jacket is crafted from a lightweight cotton/poly blend all the way from Japan. Zip front, press stud pocket, and drawstring waist—every detail in the pursuit of comfort.
ARCTIC DOWN PARKA
Water-repellent with internal down padding, the Arctic Down Parka gives layered, secure fit worthy of a polar expedition. For the for the expoditionary-inclined among us, the parka is comes in colors like Absinthe, Lobster, and Clementine—perfect for those hoping to stay visible in a sudden snowstorm.
Discover the whole collection here.