Free shipping over $150

Breaking Down - Supreme Spring / Summer 2014

Posted by Ben Crudo on

Fashion is a cyclical beast. As the seasons change so does what we wear. It is very rare to see entirely original garments as inspiration is always taken from the past. "Breaking Down" is a column where we will dissect current lines to give you insight into the roots of the garments.
Supreme Riot Fish Tail Parka -
The Supreme SS 2014 line pulls its inspiration from many different time periods and sub cultures but its the Fish Tail Parka that I would like enlighten you on.
The Fish Tail Parka has been showing its face in fashion for the last few years. Many labels have been producing unique versions of the Military jacket including Burberry, Nike and APC. Supreme has taken it one step further and put its on spin on the desert night camo fishtail. The fishtail parka was originally created by the US government after World War 2 when they realized that their standard issue battle garments were not cutting it in the field. The parka was their solution to keeping the soldiers warmer and more comfortable. The jacket gets its name from the fishtail like cut out on the back, created to allow the soldier to tie the jacket around the upper leg to keep the wind out. It is meant to be warn over top of the uniform as a layering garment. desert-night-camo

The soldier on the left is wearing the desert night camo parka. 

The desert night camo pattern was not introduced until the golf war. It was created as a counter measure to night vision technology of the time. The fishtail parka and pants were produced in the desert night pattern and meant to be warn over top of the Chocolate-chip desert camouflage (aka - 6 colour camouflage).  This particular camo pattern was short lived. As night vision technology got better, it became very visible at night, causing the US Army to discontinue it.

The Supreme Fishtail Parka is a very close representation of the original military version with a few slight modifications.  I have yet to see this jacket in person but from first glance the only real differences are the addition of a full front zipper and the Riot patch on the back. On the original, the pockets are just slits, created like that so you could reach into the pocket of the layer underneath. Im sure that Supreme has tailored theirs with proper finished pockets. The two secondary colour ways of this jacket are also creations of Supreme. I am not sure if black was ever an army issue colour but I am certain that the black and white night camouflage version is an original. To view the full Supreme SS 2014

 

lookbook click Here.  [youtube video_id="SNyF0A-YL8k" width="640" height="360" ] Share

breaking down Fashion is a cyclical beast summer 2014 supreme spring

← Older Post Newer Post →

News

RSS
Tags
#1 #MikeWiLLBeenTrill $ale (Hosted By Future) 1 MORE DAY 10 year 1000000 101 sex positions 140th anniversary of Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis 1992 Party 20 year anniversary 2013 23 3 peat bulls 5 panel hat 5 panel hat. 560 feb 26 70s 90s 90s guess 90s polo 90s vintage A$AP Ant A$AP Rocky Aaliyah Action Bronson adidas agenda in vegas air air yeezy all star alley sale amazing amazing little vintage shop amazing vintage gem anastasia ashley anastasia ashley terry richards anastasia ashley twerk Andy Goldsworthy anniversary asap ant asap gue$$ asap guess asap rockey asap rocky ATL TWINS August 2014 authentic US Army woodland camouflage pants bart simpson best in vintage beach wear billboard magazine birthday jam blue jeans bodega news booty poppin'in boots Brand breaking down bringing sexy back bronson bucket hat bucket hats camisado vintage in costa rica canadian hip hop canadian tour Canadian Tuxedo caption contest champion jersey Chanel Iman charli xcx chicago bears chicago bulls. Childish Gambino Christmas Party @ Portside Pub Chromeo Clueless Coachella Cock collaboration collection is only available at Crooks college dropout Coming compton snapback converse Crooks and Castles Cross Flags Snapback Drops Friday crossflags da baddest bitch trina daymond john deadstock Dealin' In J. Malverde dear summer def loaf denim Detroit lions diamond princess Die Wit a 40 Digging Diaries Dirty Denim Dkay Dkay x JTecumseh donnel garcia Dr. Romanelli X Coca-Cola dropping knowlege Dropping the Landlord Vaults duck duck goose easy e Electric Lemonade ellen english dan of three points tatto F as in Frank Christmas f as in frank vintage FAIF fairfax Fairfax and Imonni fancy Fashion is a cyclical beast fasinfrank feat FEIT Hand Sewn Low Fighting fila FILL A BAG ALLEY SALE fill a bag sale Flare.com Flirt Your Way Into Spring Floral Flavor In Your Gear FOMO for the town for us by us forever fortune fortune sound club FRANK BUCKS frankie collective frankiecollective fresh prince bucket hat friday friend zone fubu fubu x gap fun gamma blue gap ll cool j commercial generation cool Gleaming the Cube - Christian Slater Goin' Up GQ Greats Gucci Ghost X Dee guess collaboration guess jeans guess x asap Gun Haerfest Leather Trainers happy birthday harley davidson head heat heat of the week hella fly in heels hercules HERE Heritage Collection highsnobiety lookbook hip hop home hurricane season was over IAMSU ice cuve iggy azalea Influence of 2013 - by Mwanel 1-L Pierrre-Louis inspiration LA 2014 interview ipad cases jack daniels jackets JayKin jeans Jerseys joe2grand jogger pant jordan jordans joseph vaughan JTecumseh Juicy J jumpsuits Junk Mania kanya west kanye west Kauai Kelly ken block kendrick lamar kendrick lamar on the cover of the rolling stone Kicks to Know kings script snapback ladies street wear landlords laptop Las Vegas Launch Collection Leather Jacket limit of bags limited select collection ll cool j ll cool j fubu lo life Local Babes LONELY ISLAND Long Beach. lookbook lucien smith lucky aces lucky aces ariana grande lucky aces ellen mac miller Machine machine gun kelly Magpie Darling Magazine main street Maison Martin Margiela Mansion is up for grabs mark brand mcm bucket hat medusa head Meet michael jordan Michael Jordans mickey mickey sweatshirt mike will made it miley cyrus miniature ralph lauren MIX BY #BEEN #TRILL FOR STUSSY mjs modern mickey vs vintage mickey Monkey Time Monopoly Night monster energy Mookee Mookee X Crooks MTV Multiply Music natasha natasha janelle nature nautica naways nba NBA top of all times never no more new hip hop new jack city Nike Noreaga private appointment at FAIF nwa nwa movie trailer nyfw ocean october Oh mickey one-sies online shop OUT p wing payday pelle pelle pick ups picker profile pigalle Pinwheel Geisha Tshirt pippen Point Break polo polo 1992 polo bear polo bear hat polo bucket hat polo goose jacket polo ralph lauren polo sport polo stadium polo suicide ski jacket polo uni crest portrait shirt Pre-Christmas preach Private Appointment pwing rachel's style picks : edition 1 racked Racked vol #2 Rag Kings rag machine raiders script snapback ralph lauren ramp jam RAPS raptortrax reclaimed fabric red regular hours here at the Vancouver Shop restaurant Ricky Lego Broach riff raff rl92 rlpc rompers rooftop edition Roots Culture Varsity Jacket samuel snapson sassy in sandals Save on meats school yard days sculptures SD See Me See U in LA seen by FAIF Seen in Seen On Serape FAIF Seth Kay Seton Hall Pirates! Shad Shelf Shipping Deadlines for 2013. Shirts shorty Silk Crewneck Collection skateboarding slobby robby SNAP SNAP Denim snap spring snapback snapbacks snapbacks shipment snastasia ashley almost naked snowboarding SOLD OUT in eleven minutes. son real sonreal Soon Souls of Mischief sport sporty chic Spotlight spurs stadium plates jacket staight outta compton standing polo bear Starter Baseball starter jackets starter white sox jacket starters Sticks and Stones STN MTN stops store straight outta compton trailer streetwear Stussy X YO style series summer summer 2014 summer essentials summer fashion show Sun Cycle Hats super bowl supreme supreme 2016 supreme for sale supreme spring surf swiss camo pants sza t-shirt t-shirt pop up t-shirts tees tees and tanks that will rev your engine terry richardson the banana grove the farmers apprentice the hundreds blog The Levis First Edition Jacket The Little Things the perfect storm the rag machine The Wave Garden There Is Only Now feat Snoop Dogg this summer THIS WEEKEND ONLY thrift & vintage stores throwbacks back tiger token token program tommy girl tommy hilfiger tommy hilfiger athletics tommy hilfiger bucket hat tommy hilfiger nyfw tommy jeans tommy pier tommy sport tommy x gigi Top toronto toronto july 27th Toronto or Vancouver location Toronto or Vancouver stores Treasures & Travels ladies tropical true vintage tshirts twisted productions tye-dye gem Ugly Sweater Sale urban culture urban fashion urban pop graphic usher vancouver varsity versace video vidéo clip vinage digs vintage vintage 3 peat tshirt vintage bucket hat vintage bulls tshirts vintage chalkline vintage chicago bulls vintage ck vintage con vintage design vintage dkny vintage fila vintage fubu vintage gear vintage gucci vintage guess vintage Hermes vintage inspiration vintage inspired brands now in its 5th year vintage lookbook vintage nike vintage nike track suit vintage phoenix vintage picking vintage polo vintage polo drop vintage polo goose vintage ralph lauren vintage reworked pieces Vintage Shop vintage snapback vintage starter vintage supreme vintage t-shirt vintage tommy vintage tommy athletics vintage tommy girl vintage tommy hilfiger vintage tommy sport vintage tshirts vintage vancouver vintage verace vintagecon vision street wear Vogue September 2014 Vol Vol #1 Vol #2 Vol #3 warehouse Way Back Play Back week weekend 2014 WET whistler White Women whitesox who wears short shorts wholesale Wilson WIN $200 Winter Blow Out Sale wiz khalifa women women's vintage womens polo womens street wear wu-tang XI Y-3 Qasa Racer High year in review Yuske