North Sails jacket & beanie
I was invited by North Sails to pick two essential items that to style. North Sails was founded by an American Sailor and Olympic Gold Medalist, Lowell North who was an engineer focused on building sails to be faster than the competitions. Now it is evident where the influences on the technology and style and of course the name of the brand came from, right?
Two garments I picked from the North Sails Collections are the North Sails jacket Barker and the Russel beanie. Two perfectly engineered garments for sailing and modern life. Especially, the Barker jacket where innovative technology and clean, cutting-edge design challenge the raw power of wind and water. Perfect jacket for more seasons with the removable warm insulated vest to wear it alone or just leave it behind when the temperature is not that low.
North Sails’s spirits
The same North Sails spirit starts living in the North Sails clothing. The philosophy is still encompassing to conquer the wind and water, focusing on innovation, technology and design. North Sails aim to create garments that perform with confidence in extreme conditions but look great no matter the conditions. The garments must be extremely functional but beautiful.
Functionality above trends
When choosing clothing item for style, trends is never the most important aspect to consider at first. Functionality is and must be the first feature to be added to consideration. For example, living in Europe, Amsterdam in exact, lovely sunny days, uninvited rains, umbrella destroyer winds, rarely falling snow and unpredictable weather make me always want to be ready. I must be ready especially for the rains, winds and temperature drop.
North Sails Jacket Barker, North Sails Beanie Russel, H&M Trend sweatpants, Timberland boots, American Apparel legging, Rick Owens Geobasket boots, Nike running shorts, Pepe Jeans skinny denim, Adidas Tubular sneakers.
Not a sailor nor a surfer
Let’s make things clear, for sure I am not a sailor nor a fanatic that always dream to swim in an open sea. But I love the sea, the other part of the sea, the beach exactly. The good is that North Sails collections are not less perfect for me and my style. The urban functional design of the North Sails jacket and beanie are just perfect for my slightly dark urban gothic style. These pictures prove it. The most important is, it was cold and slightly wet, and I stayed warm and dry during the photo shoot. This North Sails jacket and beanie are my permanent style in my wardrobe.
ABOUT NORTH SAILS.
“GO WHERE OTHERS CAN’T FOLLOW” North Sails Since 1958
The blog post “WEATHER PROOF WITH NORTH SAILS JACKET” published on ChristianGertsen.com – Dutch Street Style, Travel & Men’s Lifestyle & Style Blog in collaboration with North Sails & The Cirqle.
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