Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 2005 Western Shirt and Vintage Varsity Jacket Artisanal Blouson


As Martin Margiela quoted; ‘For us our ‘artisanal production’ (for men and women's garments they may be identified by the 0 (zero) encircled on their label), as we have said here, we rework existing garments, fabrics and objects to recreate new garments and accessories. We first adopted this approach for our inaugural collection for Spring/Summer 1989 and it has been an integral and important element of each and every one of our collections since’.

Margiela and the team ruthlessly searched through Parisian flea markets to find vintage garments looking forward to giving them purpose, reworking existing garments, fabrics and objects to recreate new garments and accessories.

Here we see an incredible example from the Maison’s artisanal line, constructed using a vintage blouson and a western shirt combining them artisanally. Keeping the nylon sleeves and varsity neck collar details from the vintage blouson and attaching the body of a western shirt to make up the front and back of the piece. An unorthodox combination that works beautifully. Keeping the shape that the jacket would’ve possessed originally, offering a wonderful fit for the wearer.

No size tag (fits size M-L, refer to measurements)

Chest: 68cm
Shoulder (approx): 50cm
Length: 66cm
Sleeve (approx): 67cm


Condition 8/10 (minor marks on the nylon sleeves).



London, UK