Those who know me, I can’t get enough jackets. Jackets to me are like shoes to most people.
Sieg (지이크) is a Korean brand. Sieg’s Cycle Chic look is nothing new to the scene and probably wasn’t even their idea. Cycle Chic is a perfect example of fashion + functionality. They may have not invented the look, but they may have perfected it.
I first found them in a 백화점(department store). Their clothes, needless to say, are a bit pricey. I never thought I’d buy one until I was approached by a sharply dressed man. He was indeed wearing the brand’s clothing and I wanted to look just like him. Unfortunately his suit seemed like a one season thing since it’s quite noticeable. He showed me a few other jackets and I found this baby right here.
I guess the first things you notice are the amazing elbow pads. It’s half the reason I bought it. I think it provides a sophisticated smart look while at the same time showing I can get the work done if it requires I use my elbows. Some people don’t like elbow pads but I think they are quite practical. Think about how many times in a day you rest your arms on something. That’s all damage to your clothes!
What differs this jacket from most of this type is the pin. It’s quite a simple thing but at least they added it. In Korea they would say it’s an accent point. It’s something that brings attention to the clothing and should be featured. Something that shows “Hey look what I’m wearing, it’s different.” I find that accent points do just this but also don’t draw too much attention, like a bright yellow highlighter would.
I also like the texture given to this piece. It matches well with the pattern. The pattern makes it a little busy so it should be worn with plain pants. Try throwing in royal blue pants to evenly distribute attention.
Some people may overlook buttons but they are quite important. The colour, shape, and details of the button all go towards the look of the jacket, both close up and afar. I think all that detail of a good button somehow gets registered in the brain and you can just feel the quality and attention to detail. If you’ve ever watched the how they made the costumes for The Lord of the Rings trilogy you’ll know why. They included the smallest details, for the biggest of screens. You may not always see it in the long shots but they are there.
Buttons can also can break up a long area or really just act with functionality. Good placement, quantity, and size are all things to consider. Personally, the more buttons the better.
A jacket owner has to see the inside of their jacket before wearing it and heading out on the street. Sieg has spruced it up a little inside and given it a big label with an old circus type feel. Pockets are included inside for personal belongings. These are good for times you take your jacket off in front of your friends, say if you’re hanging it. Much better than plain and again adds to the quality and feel.
The brown earthy tones and the thickness of the jacket make it perfect for autumn. I haven’t worn it since so I’m going to try my luck and wear it this spring. I think I’ll still be able to pull it off.
Clearly the Sieg brand is on the right track here. I only wish they had a stronger hold on the global scale so I can buy their products here. For now, I guess we all have to go to Korea for some goodness.
You can access their sites here:
Sieg Facebook Page
Sieg Family Site