Volume: One


The North Face

Pullover Anorak

If there’s one regret I have about what ended up in this collection of jackets it’s that I didn’t feature this particular era of North Face design as prominently as probably deserved. For whatever reason, a huge range of jackets consisting of bold color choices, Art Deco geometric panels and trims, and compositions that looked as much expressionist painting as mountain wear make up a huge bulk of 90's era TNF offerings.


Some credit should definitely go to Scott Schmidt, the Tiger Woods of downhill skiing and the brain behind Steep Tech, for some of the innovation. The traces and design cues from the Steep Tech full body suits are apparent in a lot of those missing fleece jackets but they are harder and harder pieces to come by. 

 - Phillip T. Annand


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Phillip T. Annand Collection


Early 1990's

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Photo: Billy Fischer

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