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I want this Apolis Activism Waxed Cotton Anorak. Unfortunately, I cant quite justify the price tag right now considering I bought both a fall jacket and winter jacket this year. Ah well. We’ll see in a couple of weeks. Just so we’re clear: if it shows up on Gilt, consider it bought.

Apolis Activism Waxed Cotton Anorak

Oh dig this: Apolis Activism, based in near-weather-less Los Angeles, sought to test out their new collection of wax cotton anoraks, canvas duffel bags, and chambray swim trunks in a region accustomed to the occasional downpour. That region: monsoon-soaked Vietnam. As part of their seasonal pilgrimages to developing countries, the label’s designers, brothers Shea and Raan Parton, traversed the Ho Chi Minh trail last spring (on Russian Minsk motorcycles, no less). In addition to keeping a daily journal (no doubt assisted by their own waterproof notebook and space pen), the brothers Parton created this short film documenting the trip in its entirety—and proving their wares more than up to the task.

Check the video on Vimeo

Honorable Mention: Tim Tsui (Blacked Out) Da Minci