A staple of American heritage, The North Face offers an array of unique, functional garments to keep you warm in the colder months. Often relegated to “dad-wear,” over the past decade the brand has delved into the fashion depths, and in doing so transcended its normcore stereotype. With Purple Label, its Japan-based licensee headed by Nanamica's founder Eichiro Homma, the brand embraced luxury urban wear years before it was fashionable. With Urban Exploration, a diffusion label for more urban-focused products, the company demonstrates its newfound interest in contemporary menswear. In the last year alone, The North Face collaborated with a surprising number of niche labels to offer unique interpretations of its classic staples. With sub-twenty degree temperatures looming upon us, let's take a look at our favorite The North Face collaborations.

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