Mission EG5: Shaped: Mobility: Engineered: Functionality:Versatility
When we got the invite to the launch of the new Tumi Outerwear F/W 2014 collection for men and women, we figured it would be…maybe…somewhat similar to the Tech by Tumi items-that---and much like its "World Class - Well Travelled" carry-alls= are stylish and sporty, and made from durably performing materials.
|warmth without the bulk-very urban friendly|
With a bit of research, we found that this debut of sorts just got its deployment papers back in October 2013-with David Peyser Sportswear on board as licensee. So having seen another terrific collection from this Big Apple based entity at the last winter Outdoor Retailer tradeshow (32º Weatherproof), we expected some serious high-end handsomeness along with the athletic aspects of the offerings.
And then when we got there…and started reading the handouts, detailing each jacket/coat-before even see in any of the spot-lit art exhibit like presentation-we immediately thought of our fav labels like Nau and Canada Goose.
|Westwood -mixed materials-all warm w/removable hood|
|love-Abbey stretch mélange cire-down puffer w/ asymmetrical zip, feminine curves-well placed zipped outer pockets|
|Greene-double breasted trench w/ stand-up collar to ward off the cold. Nice rather trim details...|
Which might not matter to the strictly how does it look customer.
The dramatically attired mannequins,…conjured up the clean structured lines of a military uniform -fused with the fashion sensibilities of the beloved Helmet Lang circa 90's…and the exact tailoring of Hugo Boss. No doubt-turning out such a collection -so quickly (from cradle to adulthood, so-to-speak)-required a bit of military-like deployment skills…too.
|Scott Branscum, President Tumi Outerwear|
|Agent-clean crisp pea coat water resistant, Bionic Stretch Wool w/ perforated anti-bacterial lining, breathable/moisture wicking air mesh trim body+lining|
|Bomber style-Armory-Stretch twill, multifunctional flap pockets, water resistant , knit trim, anti-bacterial lining with breathable panels under arm|
|like this length-|
This launch was so well attended by top retailers---and really, what's not to like-we expect Tumi Outerwear (priced from mid $300s-just under $1000) to be widely available at top shops-online and in stores. A smart interpretation for an enduring brand a Harvard Business School grad/pal clued us in on wayyyy back when.
|Flight-modern military anorak w/ multi-functional pockets, water resistant stretch oxford, button front plackets, luxe comfy knit collar w/ tab collar ward off the cold, signature quilt lining w/ 3 Dimensional and RFID pocketing|
|There's a female equivalent to these four pieces…made with stretch, and highly weather tough|
|40g -60g insulation for vest+jacket-stuffs into a handy travel pillow|