I’ve said it once, I’ll say it
Ino transformed Freddy Krueger’s signature sweater into an oversized Doublet pullover, for instance, and he also created a truly inspired pair of trompe l’oeil jeans that
For all the ingenuity on display, I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the red iteration of Doublet’s balloon bomber jacket and the YEEZY GAP Round Jacket that
I firmly believe that all similarities here are coincidental, to be clear — Doublet’s jacket is also available in YEEZY-friendly black and very un-YEEZY green — but the Doublet and YEEZY GAP jackets both share a similar wide n’ cropped shape.
Plus, it’s not like Ino to swipe Doublet designs from other brands, though he does enjoy a good parody. Perhaps Doublet’s balloon jacket is a twofer, toying with both YEEZY GAP and IT iconography simultaneously. Certainly it’s preferable to
There are still plenty of other fun bits in Doublet’s FW23 collection, including a
These are not for the faint of heart, though they do provide a sufficiently spooky alternative to the truly
All that’s to say that Doublet is always up to good stuff. Ino’s work has become less conventionally wearable over time, I’d admit, but the lack of guardrails has only
And one thing very much worth noting: whereas so many brands that do quirky fashion are content to cut quality corners because they believe that wacky designs trump craft, even the weirdest Doublet bits are made to impressive quality.
That is to say, Doublet is perpetually sincere. It makes genuinely nice clothes, even when they’re shaped like balloons and bats.