Saturday, March 24, 2012

NAU FALL/WINTER 2012 Sustainable Urban/Outdoor APPAREL- M/W

Rift Jacket-synthetic wax finish on 4.9 oz organic cotton-wind and water resistant. Snap tab on collar for neck coverage +topped on front zip w/ wind flap,  2 hand pockets, i right chest drop-in pocket, 1 left dual access chest zip pocket> hip, slim fit-yet stretchy enough for outdoor activities...
all around city jacket extended tab cuffs for bikers


words/images Judith Ecochard

"Beauty, Performance, Sustainability"

W-Down Blazer-800 fill goose down with 4 button asymmetrical front...sell of 100% Teijin Eocircle recycled polyester
shaped sleeve hem $225

 Down Sweater in Branch Plaid-shell recycled poly, DWR finish-front zip with wind flap, 2 front zip pockets+internal pockets media friendly w/zip and mesh drop in, , attached hood, velcro adjustment with inner cuffs 

Minimalistic, clean style and city/outdoors' functionality has always NAU's philosophy.

While other performance brands we cover make the effort to use eco-friendly fabrics to conjure up fashionable performance pieces that are urban savvy and trail tough----NAU-out of Portland ---just has  continued down that paved road/rugged trail since forever.

We think this is the year they get on the retail map beyond the usual outdoor brands...

There are several new pieces and carry throughs from other seasons like the bestselling Shroud of Purrin jackets/trenches (new-hoody version) ... and Refugio jackets in new tones.

F/W 2012 brings a new collection of down and synthetic filled items---there are several layerable hard and soft-shells pieces for example, including light-weight insulated, non-bulky jackets/shirts/vests, and lifestyle standouts---seamed sealed, handsome blazers, pretty trenches for gals, and waterproof outerwear with four way stretch-just some of the highlights.

inside mesh pockets/media friendly

well finished

Refugio Jackets-2 layer waterproof breathable -100% recycled polyester yarn dye twill, PU laminate, DWR lining-100% recycled polyester taffeta---features drawcord storm cord hem, zip off hood, 2 front zip pockets, 1 left waist zip pocket, and one right chest zip pocket...and 2 internal ones. Very commuter friendly and durable for the roughest weather conditions in the great outdoors. $265

under arm vents

center back with snap closures-can open for when sitting down on bike

ALSO: Merino wool basics, and slim fitted denim...

As always-the functional details that also serve as modern design elements-asymetrical buttoned seams, snap closes that add edge, curved and slim fits that flatter---are what set Nau apart...and pricewise-we think the items are really well valued---as these separates are keepers.

Urbane Jackets $295---this is travel friendly option-2 layer waterproof breathable laminate...can be recycled! DWR lining of recycled polyester dimensional mesh and taffeta at hem. internal pockets, 2 front zip and one right chest zip pockets, zip off hood, button sleeves, covered DWR front zip and eye-catching asymmetrical button w/wind flap

well lined with taffeta lining-seamed sealed too

velcro cuff closures-airtight-Wool Patrol Hoody detail

warm tailored fit in new Uptown Down Blazer...$330.Shell recycled polyester dobby weave, recycled poly tafetta lining, 650 fill goose down, collar flips up for neck protection 

Wool Patrol Hoody $395-men's lifestyle shell with woven wool face with 2L WPB laminate back (weather protection)-lining of recycled poly taffeta in body, dimensional mesh in under arms for breathability, seam sealed, covered waterproof front zip and wind flap attaché hood w/ 2-way drawcord, drawcord mini storm skirt hem, loads of pockets,velcro cuff adjustement---commuter bike friendly,,,

Rift Jacket in Khaki $225

wind+water resistant-snap tab cuff

pocket options and storm flap on zippers

Waximum trench-organic cotton woven with treated synthetic wax finish from Millerain-wind and water resistant-low profile zip cuff w/shaped sleeve hem, protective button on collar neck coverage, internal bound seams

Refugio-$265-2 layer, waterproof, breathable, snap elastic cuff, drawcord mini storm skirt hem, snap off hood, covered vision DWR front zip with wind flap, 

Refugio jacket-women's 

warmth with style/no bulk-