Balmain Debuts A $40,000 Crystal-Encrusted Jacket for Men

A casual gift for the man in your life


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Picking out the perfect gift for the man in your life can be a daunting task. Luckily, Balmain’s debut pre-fall menswear collection is here and it’s filled with all the glitz and sparkle that’s undoubtedly missing from your man’s wardrobe.

The standout item of the collection, however, is a crystal-encrusted baseball jacket, which retails for a casual $40,000. The jacket (pictured above) took two whole months to create and features the words “Balmain Army” across the back, of course. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,'” Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing told WWD.

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This marks the first time Balmain has produced a pre-fall collection for its menswear line. Citing a “revolution” in men’s fashion, Rousteing told WWD the fashion house will be taking more risks with its men’s collection, embracing “glamour without feeling ridiculous.” And what better way to do that than with a $40,000 crystalized baseball jacket?

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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