Shogun [Designer's Special]


THIS IS A PREORDER PRODUCT AND WILL SHIP BY SEPTEMBER 30. There will be no chance to purchase the Shogun outside of the preorder period, so reserve yours now.

Men's cut


Now more than ever, we must approach life decisively with calm collection and powerful precision. For any situation you find yourself presiding over, we present July’s Designer’s Special: the Shogun. Inspired by modular samurai armor of the 15th and 16th centuries, the Shogun can be worn in four unique looks, allowing you to master all that life throws at you.

Look 1: Modern Moto This streamlined, double breasted motorcycle jacket is made with a high collar and a combination of breathable cotton and heavy duty nylon fabric. Clip your keys to the rings around the bottom hem and slip your phone into your pocketyou’re ready to ride!

Look 2: Urban Armor Add the pauldrons with four easy snaps to create bulk and extra protection when you’re out and about. Instantly enhancing the silhouette, these shoulder panels create a layered armor look without sacrificing any mobility.  

Look 3: Tactical Carry With four easy snaps, attach two deep cargo pockets for extra storage. Inspired by the kusazuri hanging tassets of historical samurai armor, these removable pockets will let you keep all your futuristic gadgets close at hand. 

Look 4: The General Attach all four tassets, the shoulder pauldrons, and zip the Shogun all the way up for the full effect. Snap the kote-style gauntlets to the cinched position and get ready for battle. Add the Jingasa to complete the look. No one will be able to stand in your way.


About the Designer’s Special 

We have been designing for years now and there are always pieces that never get to see the light of day. In our first years it was because we didn’t have the capacity to make more than the single sample and now because some of our favorites were just too unique for a full fledged production run. Now David and Willow, along with the whole design team, are happy to finally offer you the Designer’s Special, a super limited edition spotlight event, highlighting one piece we’ve longed to make and never been able to present.


  • Mixed fabrics with water repellent accents
  • Double breasted zippers
  • Removable shoulder pauldrons
  • Four removable hanging tassets snap on and off rings at the hem
  • Two outer snap closure pockets on the torso
  • Two large cargo pockets on the side tassets
  • One internal pocket
  • Gauntlet accents have two snap positions--one loose, and one for a cinched sleeve
  • Snap closure collar
  • Pairs with the Jingasa
  • Professional care only


  • Gilded Carbon - Black with gold thread and charcoal and gold accents

Note: Since this is a super limited product, size exchanges will likely not be possible. Order cancellations or returns will be for store credit only.

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    Peter S.
    United States United States
    Another Epic Design

    One of the most unique original designs by volante, and it doesn't disappoint. Double zipper allows coat to be worn open, partially closed or fully closed for total customization. The fabric is heavy enough to be warm, but not burdensome or restricting. Overall, could not be happier!

    Volante Design Shogun [Designer's Special] Review
    Jordan G.
    United States United States
    My new favorite coat

    So it’s no secret to those who know me that I love a dramatic coat. To me a long sturdy coat makes me feel confident and warm, and often is eye catching to others. So naturally I found Volante, and over the years I have purchased some of their products. But when I saw the Shogun this summer I knew I loved it from the first sight. But in person, this coat is something else. The sheer versatility of style alone has gained me a number of compliments and makes it easy for me to dress up or down for my day. A short trip or outing may just need the base jacket, or a longer colder day I may want to add all the dressing. But the modular style makes this product worth it, along side evoking a samurai aesthetic as well. I truly hope they revive this style for others to purchase, and that Volante makes more unique and stylish designer specials!

    Estelle H.
    United States United States
    The Accesory One Should Have Had Forever

    As always, the unopened box from Volante beckons with exciting possibilities. The Shogun is kind of heavier than I expected, but not unreasonably so. The modular aspects are a wonderful idea, allowing a mix and match flexibility for changing the aestheticsc when using the jacket as part one's presentation. Although a masculine cut and design aimed towards men, the Shogun can blend with a feminine aesthetic especially utilized as an accessory rather than the primary focus

    Volante Design Shogun [Designer's Special] Review
    Austin T.
    United States United States
    Absolutely amazing coat

    This is probably my favorite coat I've ever owned. It's heavier than it looks and is very comfortable! With multiple ways to wear it with the extra pieces i can change things up when i want. If they ever bring it back in the future i highly recommend it!

    Kolby G.
    United States United States

    I love all the bits and pieces you can change out for this jacket. Besides the extra arm details you can easily go from a mid length jacket to a short jacket