As soon as I saw this jacket from the new Altamont Spring Collection I knew I had to have one. Sometimes you can see stuff in magazines or online and you know it’s for you but on some occasions fate doesn’t work in your favour and said product just looks funny or different to how it looked in the photo shoot when you see it with your own eyes. The good news is that this jacket really does look as fantastic when you peel it out of the cellophane wrapping and comes with a few welcome touches too.
The Night Stalker has been designed by the elusive artist Neck Face who has been contributing to the Altamont collections since 2008, but this year he has managed to influence a full range of clothing that include tees, a jersey, chino’s and a bandana.
This is a mid weight jacket made from 100% cotton finished with a brushed cotton (suede feel) under the collar, inside trim and breast pocket. Disguised by the buttons you see pictured here it also has a full heavyweight zip on the inside plus deep front pockets for when you are skating home in the wind. These also have super deep inner pockets which I guess are the hidden interior ‘stash’ pockets although when I got her home I spent a good 10 minutes trying to find a Muska standard ‘stash’ pocket sewn into this jacket for ‘stash’ before seeing this video and realising that there ain’t no doobie smuggling going on in the Night Stalker! Saying that though you can fit pretty much everything else in these double partitioned pockets bar the kitchen sink as you can see. They are huge and will come in well handy when you need to carry stuff about.
Overall this jacket is a comfy, stylish and simple Altamont number that retails roughly about the £100 mark so this comes highly recommended. Scout one out and get stalking your much needed new Spring/Summer jacket today.