“Streetwear” eh? I’m not actually sure what streetwear is these days. Being in my mid 30s, streetwear is Nike Air Max 95s (110s) and Nike Tns worn with Lacoste or Paul & Shark tracksuits whilst riding a mountain bike to the corner shop to buy some cider. Funnily enough though, that kind of thing is back to being cool again.
And now the folks over at The North Face are leading the field with street ready outdoor gear, that’s built to handle a trek up Annapurna as well as a trek down Platt Lane.
This North Face 1992 Nuptse jacket is 700 fill power of RDS certified goose down with a DWR finish and lets face it, nothing is more street than being warm and dry on the way to the shops.
Shop The North Face here.
I make no secret of the fact that I love big coats, from the Marmot “Biggie” to Sir David Attenborough’s favourite Canada Goose Expedition Parka, big jackets are what I normally turn to when the temperature starts to drop and I want to keep myself warm whilst out and about.
So when I saw this Nanamica Down Jacket over at Oi Polloi I was buzzing. This is a serious bit of kit, shower proof, plenty of pockets and packed with enough feathers to keep you warm, no matter how cold it gets, not only that, the colour is a proper lovely dark tan, reminiscent of something a grizzled oil pipeline worker would wear braving the snow out in Alaska.
Available from Oi Polloi here.
It’s not often I see something and immediately go “wow!”. Well when I first clapped eyes on the Patagonia Fitz Roy Down parka I did just that and my mind got to scheming and how I could justify buying this in August for the next cold snap.
In a classic “viking blue” colour this immediately reminded me of the Rab expedition jackets that were popular in the mid 90’s.
The Patagonia Fitz Roy down parka is a beast of a jacket; made from a hardwearing Pertex Quantum® shell and filled with 800-fill-power traceable down, this isn’t just seriously hard wearing and warm, it’s also light. Which of course, will be one of your main concerns when you throw this on to head down to your local pub.