The North Face Black Label has Finally Arrived

The North Face Black Label has Finally Arrived

Founded in 1966, The North Face has been producing the best in men's outdoor clothing for over 50 years. The Idle Man is pleased to introduce the Spring/Summer collection of their Black Label clothing. 

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By taking classic outerwear and giving it a contemporary streetwear aesthetic, The North Face has produced the Black Label. As well as maintaining the brand's reputation for top quality products, this collection brings a fresh new wave of innovation and style to traditional items of clothing.

This season's extremely trend driven collection brings The North Face to the forefront of menswear fashion. With typical streetwear pieces such as coach jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies, they manage to prove their versatility.

The North Face Black Label Fantasy Ridge Jacket

2018 sees The North Face revisit one of their world famous expedition jackets. Named after the ultimate unsolved Everest climbing challenge, the Fantasy Ridge Jacket updates a heritage design from the 1990s. The jackets themselves have been thrown well into the 21st Century thanks to the brand's commitment to moving forward.

This iteration of the Fantasy Ridge Jacket has been engineered with DryVent waterproofing technology, which delivers reliable protection from rain and wind while remaining breathable. A selection of roomy pockets gives you plenty of space to stow essentials such as phone and keys when you set out on your next adventure. We've also included the GORE-TEX® version of this incredible jacket into this season's roster, making us one of few retailers to be stocking this piece.

Without a doubt, these Fantasy Ridge Jackets are going to be one of the most popular pieces from this year's collection. Although they might be designed for keeping you warm in the Arctic Circle, they can also hold their own in the urban environment.


The North Face Black Label 1990 Mountain Jacket

This season sees The North Face Black Label revive the classic 1990 Mountain Jacket. Having been a firm favourite of explorers, both urban and mountaineering, this jacket is one of our favourite pieces. Coming in three colourways, the alpine of which uses GORE-TEX® for the outer, this classic rework of the Mountain Jacket sees it given a modern upgrade.

Never ones to shy away from the cold, The North Face have kept this jackets iconic status whilst updating the technology to bring it into the 21st Century. The regular fit outer shell comes with taffeta and a brushed tricot drop lining. This means that you're gonna be able to face Glastonbury or perhaps the Outer Hebrides whilst never feeling the cold. VISLON® zip placket with press stud enclosures and it zips for ventilation, as well as three internal pockets, means that this has more than enough space for you.

Simply put, this jacket is essential for SS18. This reworked and remastered version of a classic The North Face jacket pays homage to the brand's development over the last three decades. Modern materials, applied to an iconic silhouette means that this jacket is a match made in heaven for all explorers.

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The North Face Black Label 1990 Mountain Jacket GTX is superb


The North Face Black Label Mountain Q Jacket

Not forgetting to include some light weight summer jackets in this years SS drop, The North Face have revisited one of their most prized styles: the Mountain Q Jacket. A piece that's perfect for the summer weather and the festival season, the Mountain Q Jacket should certainly be a staple in your wardrobe for this year.

Featuring the brand's same iconic material construction and DryVent technology, this jacket is perfect for the ski slopes or the urban jungle. The adjustable hood, elasticated cuffs and simple construction have remained the same on these iconic designs. The real talking point for this year's Mountain Q range is the choice of colours coming from The North Face. A selection of classic navy, alpine white, black and red will mean that these jackets will certainly stand out from the crowd.

As we've mentioned before, these are great for the upcoming festival season and will certainly be able to hold their own against the elements. The Mountain Q Jacket is going to see you through SS18 in style and can even be worn into AW as well.

Bold colours have hit this years Mountain Q range in full effect


The Best of the Rest

Much like it's sleeved brother, this years' 1992 vest is also made of the same quality stuff as his sibling. The vests are perfect for layering this year and can create some real depth to your overall outfit structure, especially with A/W coming up. The North Face Black Label 1992 vests are definitely worth a purchase this year as you can throw a hoodie under it or a mac over it to help create some texture with your outfits.

Starting at £199, you might be thinking "but that's an awful lot for a North Face gilet", but we can guarantee that it will last you a lifetime. Like all The North Face stuff, you can be assured that it is designed to face even the biggest of challenges. They're designed to take on snow, sleet and arctic temperatures - so we're sure it can handle a city in the winter.

Never one to shy away from creating durable pieces that will last you an eternity, The North Face Black Labels A/W T-shirt line is crafted with the same level of detail. Ranging from long sleeve to short sleeve styles, The North Face has managed to craft some rugged pieces for this season, but with an added edge. The collection sees simple greys and whites used but also has the same vibrancy that the 1992 Nuptse Jackets have with this eye-catching bright blue colour.

Our favourites from this season are definitely the long sleeve grey and white tops, and the incredibly bright blue short sleeve North Face T-shirt. They're perfect for layering in autumn and will still give your outfit an added label of vibrancy in those colder months.

The North Face's other pieces from this year's Black Label collection are superb


How to Style The North Face Black Label

The North Face is perfect for achieving a casual style that can be worn in many different situations. Whether you're playing some sport or just going down the shops, a good piece of outerwear from The North Face will keep you warm and stylish. This seasonal black Mountain Q Jacket is perfect for this year.

Bring the whole thing together with some black Dad jeans and a pair of Novesta's is a fantastic on-trend look and can be created fairly simply. We're really feeling this light transitional outfit that can be worn casually for the everyday.

SS18 from The North Face Black Label is shaping up to be their best yet

The North Face Black Label has Finally Arrived

  • 1992 Nuptse - these jackets are a must have this season and will certainly make you stand out from the crowd, as well as keeping you warm.
  • Black Label Vests - just like their sleeved brothers, these jackets are perfect for winter and create excellent base layers to work with.
  • Black Label T-shirts - simple yet effective, The North Face Black Label has kept things monochromatic with T-shirts but has certainly made them eye-catching.
  • How to style - if you want to be on trend, we'd recommend a fleece, some black jeans and pair of simple trainers so that you can stand out.

On That Note

The Idle Man is excited to once again offer you an extensive selection Black Label range from The North Face. Based on their 1992 collection, this season's selection mixes a classic heritage aesthetic with innovative technology. Whether you're looking for a casual pullover, a North Face parka or some more extensive outerwear, there is something for everyone this season.


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