Blackmerle Clothing

Inspired by the colorful jitter of merle fur, Blackmerle explores the interplay of chaos and unity inherent to a fully interoperable line of ready-to-wear and accessories. Since launching Blackmerle in 2016, founder and designer Terry Shin has extrapolated the concept of military-style compatibility standards, à la MOLLE and PALS, to its radical conclusion: modular clothing studded with zips, press-studs, and Velcro, ready to be deconstructed and repurposed per the requirements of the mission at hand. Inner layer pieces, namely short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts in cotton jersey and relaxed-fit cargo pants, are relatively pared back, with limited fastenings and embellishments, while outer layer pieces, whether water-repellent hard shell or insulated soft shell, are utility-dense and voluminous. In practice, the effect transcends any characterization of simply being ‘tacticool’, as wearers are beckoned to construct a texturally rich agglomeration of attachments and outerwear components that are less representative of a puerile military fantasy and more a startling glimpse at an alternate mid-apocalypse timeline where true ownership is limited to what the body can physically carry.

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Blackmerle - SSENSE Exclusive Black Hooded Bomber Jacket

Blackmerle

SSENSE Exclusive Black Hooded Bomber Jacket

$1625

Blackmerle - Taupe Camo Jacket

Blackmerle

Taupe Camo Jacket

$630

Blackmerle - Black Tech Hooded Jacket

Blackmerle

Black Tech Hooded Jacket

$1525

Blackmerle - Black Sleeveless Vest

Blackmerle

Black Sleeveless Vest

$620

Blackmerle - Black Shirt Jacket

Blackmerle

Black Shirt Jacket

$1150

Blackmerle - Black Pocket Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Blackmerle

Black Pocket Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$295

Blackmerle - Black Strap T-Shirt

Blackmerle

Black Strap T-Shirt

$295

Blackmerle - Black Check Cargo Pants

Blackmerle

Black Check Cargo Pants

$735

Blackmerle - Black Drawstring Trousers

Blackmerle

Black Drawstring Trousers

$650

Blackmerle - Taupe Drawstring Trousers

Blackmerle

Taupe Drawstring Trousers

$650