The team at Boneville have recently produced a short stop-motion feature that highlights the Sharp Engineer’s transformation from jacket to duffel bag. This demonstrates how Boneville garments can interlock thanks to their innovative KIT System; in this instance they combine the BNV 1004 Pilot’s Vest, worn as a KIT Liner, and BNV 1001 Sharp Engineer as KIT Shell.
Serving as both an outer garment and duffel bag, the indigo-dyed Sharp Engineer demonstrates a skilful marriage of both form and function. Internal cording, capable of receiving a KIT Liner, can be removed and threaded through embroidered eyelets to transform the jacket to its bag state.
Its silhouette and multi-pocket design has been derived from the study of a great range of engineer’s jackets, chore coats and other working attire seen in both military and commercial settings throughout the last century.
This Italian cotton garment features a centre front secured by custom produced Boneville butcher’s buttons which can be removed and replaced as part of the Boneville KIT concept. The exterior also includes a patch pocket found on the left chest with two dual-access utility pockets below; a button closure pocket can be found inside the jacket to the wearer’s right side.
The Boneville logo with nautical bands has been pigment printed on the inner back of the jacket, visible when the bag is constructed. This has been printed pre-laundering and through the launder process degrades to produce a weathered state on completion.
In the week that Massimo Osti would have celebrated his 70th birthday, we think he would have approved of this clever construction and ingenious transformation.