As the seasons change, so do our wardrobes. We don’t only swap out heavy knitwear and designer woollen trousers for cuban collar shirts and lightweight linen trousers, colour schemes change too. This is the leading inspiration in the Native North Spring/Summer 2020 collection: colour. Traditionally, Scandinavia hasn’t been known for colour but Native North is hoping to challenge that impression.
The quintessentially Scandinavian brand has introduced a brighter colour palette this season while remaining true to the generally muted schemes that we’ve grown to love in previous seasons. Textured patterns and breezy fabrics complement the new-look colour scheme to make up an irresistible collection of short-sleeved men’s shirts, lightweight spring jackets and much more. To show you what we mean, we’ve picked out our favourite pieces from the new offering.
Spring is a tricky time when it comes men’s outerwear. It’s an absolute necessity because of the unpredictable weather, but heavy woollen overcoats aren’t suitable anymore. Native North’s Gofer Jacket is the perfect remedy to this dilemma. Mixing elements of the label’s men’s coach jackets as well as the S/S2020 Hooded Paper Jackets, the Gofer Jacket features two oversized chest pockets and is cut from a statement check fabric. An adjustable waist means you can opt for a sportier fit if the wind picks up.
With spring and summer rolling around the corner slowly, it’s time to build up the shirting collection again. Summer calls for at least three staple men's shirts, and where better to start than a bold block stripe overshirt? Cut from heavyweight 100% cotton, the Owen Striped Shirt works perfectly as a classic men’s overshirt during spring and a lightweight jacket during summer. This denim overshirt for men takes inspiration from Copenhagen carpenters and craftsmen of the ‘70s who evidently had great taste.
We mentioned that the season calls for tag least three shirts, so here’s number two. Native North’s Striped Herringbone Shirt is characterised by thin vertical stripes around a herringbone shape. This motif is barely visible from a distance, embodying the brand’s penchant for intricate detailing. Cut from a super-soft 100% cotton, the classic men’s button-down shirt can be worn over a plain white T-shirt or against the skin.
Native North’s Workmen Utility Jacket is a key piece this season. The lightweight men’s coat is perfect for spring and summer. It’s thin enough to work as a layer when the temperature drops but constitutes the dream summer coat with its breathable cotton-nylon blend construction. Our favourite aspect of this piece is its delicately crinkled texture. This texture is a great way to add character to an outfit while keeping your overall look minimal.
Native North is no newcomer to the utility trend that took over men’s fashion weeks this season. Take the Toro Pant for example. These lightweight cotton summer trousers are cut from a stretch cotton fabric for a loose straight fit and feature an adjustable belt buckle for the perfect fit. Taking inspiration from technical hiking trousers, the Toro Pants’ looser fit gives them a stylish twist that ensures they slide smoothly into your curated wardrobe.
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