Any time style can benefit both the wearer and the world, it’s a good thing. That’s what’s happening with this Osklen field jacket — a piece worn by Edward Norton’s character Mike Shiner in last year’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Birdman.
The jacket, a staple of Norton’s wardrobe, has been re-released to raise money for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, which benefits the Maasai people and the conservation of their land, a project Norton has been involved with for 12 years. The narrow-cut, street-ready field jacket, available in Hunter Green and Black, actually went out of production for a while before the designer brought it back for this partnership at the actor’s request.
Norton, both a friend and long-time patron of designer Oskar Metsavaht, bought the jacket years ago and described it as “something Che Guevara would have worn on a brisk day in Paris. I wore it to rehearsals and (Birdman director) Alejandro Iñárritu loved it and made it Mike Shiner’s uniform. He wanted one, Chivo, the film’s cinematographer wanted one, and so did many other friends so I approached Oskar with this idea.”
“The Shiner” is available exclusively via Fancy, and at Osklen stores in Miami and New York City and all proceeds go to the charity. You could buy it for the cause or for the jacket — then just mention the cause when you get compliments. We won’t judge. [$300; fancy.to]