The new realtree camo, fleece slapper Spygiveaway, "sick puffer watch" & more unbeatable cold-weather recon
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This Sunday we’ll be sending out issue 002 of CONCORDE, our instant-classic vertical for Cla$$ified Tier subscribers.
In the meantime we’re kicking off today’s sletter with a Spyplane SpyGiveaway for some Made in the USA unisex fleece bangers from one of our favorite modern gorpfitters: the consistently excellent & understated Battenwear.
Battenwear is a small, long-running “elevated GORP” operation. They used to be based in NYC and, upping the crunch quotient, have since relocated to Topanga. The clothes are designed by Shinya Hasegawa, who, before launching Battenwear, worked at Woolrich Woolen Mills under Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments. (Battenwear has done a bunch of sick collabs with EG, among others.)
A few weeks back, they hit us up to see if we wanted to bless Spy Nation with some brand-new FW22 fleece… When we looked at what the f**k they were talking about, our eyes darted to some fantastic drop-shoulder cardigans (in black, cappuccino, and olive) and very smart crewnecks (in grey, cappuccino, and olive).
People are cardigan cuckoo these days, and a well-cut fleece cardigan is a great little riff on the form. Meanwhile these crewnecks have a perfect backcountry dirtbag retro-futurist vibe, with the pronounced seam structure bringing nice lines to the relaxed fit 🤌🤌🤌.
We’re stoked to give away these 6 pieces to the “beautiful & blessed” members of Cla$$ified Spy Nation — toss yr name in the virtual bucket-hat below, tell us yr size & color choice, and we’ll draw the winners this Sunday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. PT.
Also today ?? We’ve got a cozy / swaddling intel special, featuring:
A sick organic-corduroy jacket & pants set — equally suited for chilling at the crib and LIGHTING UP a function — like none other we’ve seen.
An extremely vibey lambswool scarf.
A big-gas PUFFER JACKET ROUNDUP including some big-ticket beauties, the new realtree camo, and some major deep-cut steals.
LET’S GET INTO IT —