As winter sets in, it’s time to look to the Scandinavians for help to get us through these colder and darker months. After generations of enduring the cold climate, Scandinavians have perfected the merging of style and function. Native North are no exception to this rule. Founded in Copenhagen in 2014 by Morten Hvidtsted, Native North focuses on using great materials on classic pieces with a modern twist. The brand have just released new offerings just in time for the real cold climes of winter, and Christmas of course, so we’ve rounded up five of our favourite new releases to get you started.
Native North are well known for its dependable range of winter jackets. Where previously they've focussed on real heavy layers, this season they've stripped it back a little by releasing an interchangeable layer in the form of this Teddy Fleece Jacket. With a subtle gun metal snap button closure, two handy field pockets and a hidden chest pocket, the Fleece has a multitude of premium features that not only give the jacket a more handsome shape, but it gives the soft teddy fabric a more hardened aesthetic.
Gone are the days of checking the weather forecast before you leave your house. It's likely to be bad either way. The Black Storm Parka is a guarantee that you’ll be warm - but breathable - and dry at all times, no matter what the weather brings. The jacket is 100% waterproof and windproof with cotton padded insulation. The all-black fabric ensures that all of this coat’s functional assets culminate in a sleek, stylish solution to your weather woes this winter.
The Sand Melange beanie is made of 100% pure merino wool. Not only is it exceptionally soft and comfortable, but merino wool also exhibits heat-regulating, sweat-wicking and breathable qualities. A warm head means a comfortable day.
Cut from 100% soft cotton corduroy, this heavy overshirt is the perfect winter layer. The rich texture of the corduroy compliments the dark purple hue, giving the colour depth and mitigating the often over-the-top colour. The purple of this shirt is reserved and easy to style, but will add a hit of complimentary colour to an otherwise dark outfit. Native North have stamped their personality on this shirt in the form of the unusual buttoned pocket. The right clothing should be a fun expression of style and technique, perfectly exhibited in this shirt. Style this shirt over a white t-shirt and black trousers and you're set.
What makes the Polo Shirt such a versatile piece, and the reason why so many of us pick one up each and every year, is how easily it transcends both smart and casual occasions. This Native North Polo Shirt benefits from a fine merino knit which gives the piece its comfortable and relaxed cut that is complemented by the half-button placket and soft collar. Basically, it's smart and breathable and that makes it an expert choice for Christmas day.
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