Tokyo-based nanamica (which means "house of the seven seas" in Japanese) shakes up the everyday with a fresh take on necessity. The brand launched in 2003, when Eiichiro Homma—with 18 years of technical outdoor clothing design experience under his belt—crossed paths with designer Takashi Imaki and discovered a shared vision to create things they'd never seen before, all constructed to withstand weather extremes (as well as the test of time). "We source the most advanced functional fabrics, then hone our designs down to the smallest details," says Homma. Take this jacket, for instance: They gave the classic cruiser a technical turn in cotton bayhead cloth, a lightweight yet extremely rugged fabric. Featuring minimalistic yet highly functional design details, it's lined with Pertex®, a fabric known for its tight weave with wind-resistant and moisture-wicking properties so you stay dry and comfortable, no matter what the weather.