by Jonathan Forgang
The running joke about Members Only jackets is that almost everyone had one (in multiple colors), making them the least exclusive club in the history of clubs. This ubiquity helped make the label one of the most identifiable brands of the '80s, but as the decade waned you were far more likely to find a stained off-white Members Only on one of your neighborhood's shady characters than to see the coat adorned by a fashionable yuppie.
ALIFE has embraced both the glory and the infamy of this outerwear icon with its limited-edition lambskin and satin version of the classic racer jacket, the first of 13 collaborations planned by Members Only. With only 120 pieces produced worldwide, it's safe to say that the formerly dubious claim of the label name can finally mean something. In typical ALIFE fashion the details on the coat are superb, including a secret stash pocket in the sleeve for your, um, vitamins. This item is only available at ALIFE and select Japanese retailers so act fast—we promise you'll be the only kid on your block wearing one.
ALIFE teams up with a vintage '80s staple to create a jacket that finally lives up to its name.