For S/S 2003, Junya Watanabe incorporated a wide array of adjustable pieces of clothing quoting; “the straps for me were parts of the bags, like the straps of backpacks. You can make them shorter or longer. On the other hand, I researched a lot about bags, the backpacks that mountain climbers use. The straps make the clothes look as if a backpack had been there.” - Junya Watanabe. The wearer is able to distort their garments to their preferred way. This was also a period when his garments were considered unisex, and before the introduction of “Man.”
This long-sleeve is constructed in a black wool knit with multiple polyvinyl straps; two coming down both sides on the front, one down each sleeve and a backpack style strap system on the back referring the idea that a backpack was once there. Featuring a cropped body and a wide neck, a wearable collectors piece.