"As part of its Fall/Winter 2011 Collection, The North Face Purple Label got together with Harris Tweed. Next to down parkas and down vests, they also present backpacks, funny packs and tote bags, all covered in the patterns of Harris Tweed. The collection is now available from Nanamica."
Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com
Available Online Here: Nanamica.Com
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Maaaaaaaaaaaaan, it feels like only yesterday that I was using 99 cent store commandeered clear nail polish to hastily patch up the terrifically tiny holes that threatened to cough up every single goose down feather that filled the innards of my The North Face® NUPTSE® bubble coat. Ahhh, those were the days ... lol. My niggas is ingenious! In any event, it is precisely such fond memories of yesteryear's gear that makes more than a few pieces from this brand new The North Face® Purple Label "Harris Tweed" Collection Fall/Winter 2011 a "must cop" for the kid!
Much as Mary J. Blige's fans delight in having watched her surmount a host of harrowing personal struggles to grow from a diamond-in-the-rough Hip Hop and R&B Soul singing songbird clad in oversized hockey jerseys and fitted caps to become the iconic genre defying AND defining woman that she is today, it is equally impressive for me to witness the evolution of my beloved The North Face® brand from utilitarian outfitter turned hood staple to emerge in 2011 as a certified SoHo pop-up shop worthy paragon of contemporary style.
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication and this surely limited edition range embraces that notion wholly while still managing to infuse each piece with a modernity that only adds to the already sterling reputation of this storied outerwear label. Of course, it doesn't hurt that this collaboration is with Harris Tweed of Scotland - pairing the wilderness chic sensibilities of The North Face® with the hand-woven Herringbone and tweed majesty of the luxury cloth maker.
For some reason, fly shit like this isn't really readily available stateside like that (NOTE: This particular collection is apparently a China exclusive. Once again, America gets no L.O.V.E! Word? SMH.), making it A) a pain in the ass to get your hands on and B) that much more dope if and when Y.O.U. do! LOL. It is what it is. Challenge accepted! Let the games begin!