By Tim Blanks
But their deliberate placement seemed significant. On the jackets, the holes fell exactly where pockets would be. This suggested a negation of utility that was also borne out by the way zippers were used. The teeth were too far apart to ever close, creating another kind of hole, sinister when the unzippable gap extended the length of the spine. This being a Comme collection, it may simply have been the alchemizing of the ordinary to produce a new decorative element. Or it may have implied something deeper, darker about masculinity: the useful rendered useless. And if we were to run with the notion that the jackets were “holy” rather than merely “holey,” the way that detached lapels were used as scarves might have signified the stoles of liturgical garments.