Season: Fall/Winter 2021
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TNFPL ponders: what if the Denali was a piece of proper outerwear, rather than a mid-layer?
What results is a substantial fleece jacket made of contrasting, cozy panels. You’ve got beige or navy-toned pile made of wool for both extra warmth and water resistance and then there are technical portions of GORE-TEX Infinium infused with Windstopper for maximum winter protection.
Not only is this beast basically invulnerable to the elements, but Infinium’s breathability will keep the jacket from feeling too stuffy.
Flight jacket elements further distinguish The North Face Purple Label’s Denali from its Western counterpart.
The zippered pockets on the chest and arm, leather pull-tab on the front zipper, and micro TNF logo make this Denali feel more like updated militaria than a Silicon Valley staple.
And, no, you ostensibly can’t buy Purple Label outside of Japan.
HOWEVER, if you use a proxy service (like