Three major plot points from last night’s incredible One Love Manchester concert: Ariana Grande has announced herself as the best pop star in the entire world, the emotion of the crowd and the sincerity of the response was enough to restore your faith in humanity at a time when such things are duly tested, and Justin Bieber and Liam Gallagher played a great game of coats and both came out winners.
Justin, out there with a skinhead, too many layers, and an acoustic guitar, rocked a beautiful Opening Ceremony nylon jacket, released in January.
A ‘90s-inspired effort with classic "ticker tape" styling down the arms, the Opening Ceremony Warm-Up Jacket is track-inspired and sorta-kinda waterproof, and clocks in at a – relatively – you know, for a mega-famous pop star – reasonable price of £206.
And Liam defaulted to his truest form in a typical burnt orange three-quarter length rain jacket from Japanese outdoorswear brand Sassafrass. When Stockport magazine Proper tweeted out a link to the original item on cult Manc retailer Oi Polloi, the coat sold out in minutes. Colour us totally non-surprised.
The Sassafrass Fall Leaf Bud Coat in “orange weeds poplin” is 100% cotton with raglan arms, concealed buttons, and a triple-stitched seam construction which’ll mean it lasts even longer than Noel Gallagher’s hatred of his younger brother. It is very much sold out now – for the moment anyway – but watch Oi Polloi’s website for news of a re-stock.