Carmy’s wool jacket is the real star of FX’s The Bear

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The FX Bear gets a lot of stuff. The high octane strain of a professional kitchen, the complex pressures surrounding death and addiction, the sexiness line cooks. But the biggest win (besides a soundtrack featuring Wilco, REM, and several “New Noise” tracks from Refused) for the sandwich drama is undoubtedly Jeremy Allen’s portrayal of Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto. White, tortured, tattooed, low-key jacked, cig-blasting piece that, in addition to having a huge hairhappens to be the best chef in the country.

Carmy is truly the man of the moment (in clogs, no less) with an appeal as instant as it is profound, a shoo-in for Twitter collective internet boyfriend. His attitude to do the right thing, coupled with acres of family and work trauma to navigate and a lifestyle that would scare even the grumpiest of college frat brothers are all relatable and intriguing.

But it wasn’t just her story (nor her dashing looks) that captured viewers’ attention. The costume design show of the summer is notably excellent, a surprising feat considering the nature of the business (i.e. the number of aprons). Under the watchful eyes of Christina Spiridakis (Episode 1) and Courtney Wheeler (Episodes 2-8), FX’s The Bear costume shines, functioning not just as a prop but as a tangible contribution to character development and the general atmosphere of Chicago based show.

by Allen White Bourdainian wardrobe, in particular, has garnered the admiration of her adoring audience and the fashion community. Composed mainly of hotly debated white t-shirts and dark work pants that look great Dickies – probably because they are, as Spiridakis confirms – this calculated wardrobe is deceptively nuanced. Menswear dweebs tagged Carmy’s skintight tops German Merz b. Schwanen and Japanese Whitesville, two relatively deep labels for a spun cotton fanatic, let alone your everyday chef.

And that’s the beauty of it all; this uniform complements both the simple and often extreme demands of its profession and someone’s abject inclinations intertwined with worldly scenes of San Francisco and New York. Surely Carmy would have the connections, the funds, and the wherewithal to lock in his elite taste in tee shirts, just as he would be well versed in the ins and outs of stocking vintage denim (and the prevailing market price converted into black market beef), such is the hot cannon of the coastal bag leader.

But perhaps the best example of the CDC’s complex relationship with clothing, and also, oddly, virtually non-existent in the online menswear chatter that surrounds the bearis the burnished plaid wool stadium jacket we see the new owner of “The Beef” sway throughout the season. This jacket can see understated, but much like the quiet skill that Carmy so expertly portrays in her cooking and clothing, we instantly clocked the oversized collar and perfectly cropped fit as something so much more than your ordinary out-of-the-box coat.

Of course, we couldn’t just admire the coat, so we decided to find it ourselves, seasonality to hell with it. After some serious research, various timed sessions on high-end foreign websites, and a Reddit thread confirming our suspicions, we concluded that the jacket must have come from a Copenhagen-based label. NN07, a perennial IH favorite that mixes in polished basics and even knows how to get by with an oxford shirt. nicknamed the Gael jacket 8267the wool-blend layer features a yarn-dyed plaid pattern and James Beard-worthy stadium style, with a boxy, cropped fit that suits everyone, regardless of muscle definition or how much Parliament is consumed .

Of course, not everyone can afford name equivalent outerwear, so we’ve identified a few substitutes that should do just fine. While these alternate styles don’t appear on the show, they certainly wouldn’t look out of place in a dirty kitchen (or a posh downtown party), and while they won’t imbue you with skills when it comes to sushi-grade knives, they will. Permanently transfer chef loot levels.


the bear has been renewed for a second season, so we’re sure to get some more massive masculine looks from the critically acclaimed drama. In the meantime, we will have to settle for “yes, chief” and “corner!” Instagram captions – oh, and some new jackets – to satiate our predatory size appetites for menswear from The FX Bear.