Key Pieces: Some standout pieces are the Tec Boa Coat, Monster Parka, and Tec Rap Short, which each come in khaki and black iterations.
Release Date: September 11
Buy: The North Face x HYKE and in-store at selected The North Face stores
Editor’s Notes: Fall/Winter 2019 marks the fourth and final collaborative collection between outdoor giant The North Face and cult Japanese label HYKE. The drop features a number of avant-tech items for men and women that will make us miss this cross-genre meeting of minds.
Of the genius pieces on the men’s side, the Tec Boa Coat is perhaps most indicative of what it means for high performance to collide with high design. The extra-long mock-neck coat changes the silhouette of your average fleece, giving the texture of synthetic shearling a tunic-like, almost medieval vibe. On the more futuristic side of things, the drop’s Tec Rap Short is a trail-ready and 100 percent rockable men’s remix of the women’s tennis skort. Now that’s what we call a serve.