The Supreme/ The North Face collaboration has just been announced and as always it has created a buzz all around the internet. Hordes of people are chiming in and giving their somewhat unwanted opinion on the topic so here I am giving my somewhat unwanted opinion on the topic.
The collaboration features a Nuptse Jacket, Duffel bag, Day pack, Lumber pack and Gloves. As always the jacket is the star piece of the collection, this time it features some solid colour blocking and a leather shell, while a leather Nuptse jacket has been done before by other brands this is the first time supreme has used the material for one of their The North Face collaborations.
My initial opinion was that they look great, while the leather is something I personally would not wear it gives them some added character which you expect out of a collaboration.
But my biggest gripe was that I felt like I had seen these jackets before while I loved the red and yellow a huge sense of familiarity was hitting me. After a quick google search I remembered I saw the exact jacket in Size?, minus the leather.
To me this was a massive shame it suddenly made the whole collection feel lazy, I understand the unique twist is the leather. However, it just left a bad taste in my mouth, it makes you wonder what could have been especially if they stuck with the leather but instead of recycling a used colour pallet they came up with a unique print.
Regardless it still remains relatively decent, but it had so much more potential. The collection will be released on the 19th and retail is predicted to be reasonably higher then usual due to the leather being used.