Each season, Field Scout names its new collection of urbanized outdoor gear after a specific latitude and longitude—a remote spot chosen to inspire and inform the design process of the brand’s aesthetically advanced, always utilitarian garments.
The Google-Map’d images above (click to enlarge) depict an isolated road, rife with switchbacks, nestled in the peaks and valleys of Stelvio National Park in northeast Italy.
While recent Field Scout collections have drawn inspiration from hidden corners of Bhutan and Peru, this season’s wares—crafted in sturdy wools and flannels, with built-in hand-warmers and plenty of pockets for storage—seem well-adapted for exploring the terrain and soaking up the scenery, whether you’re downtown or way, way out of town. (As always, Field Scout’s clothing is made in the USA.)
Hear more about designer Ryan Hartman’s vision in the video below, then shop some of our favorite Field Scout pieces.
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[Images and video courtesy of Google Maps and Field Scout.]
Our Men’s photo team wrapped their grueling five-day marathon of a shoot in NYC with an all-star lineup of our favorite Designer Collections brands. Check out exclusive previews below, and keep your eyes peeled for the new deliveries to hit the site in the weeks and months to come.
And, in case you missed it, check out Instagram pics from the rest of the shoot here:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Sneak Peek
“NYC is amazing tonight.” —Tommy Fazio, Men’s Fashion Director
Michael Bastian Spring 2013.
“This Billy Reid suit is my new favorite.” —Tommy
Shipley & Halmos goes collegiate.
Michael Bastian’s perfect field coat. Coming soon.
Steven Alan: makers of the perfect plaid shirt.
Stripes and camo by Gant.
Field Scout. This one’s already live on the site.
“Five days on a shoot will do it to you.” —Tommy
Most of the clothes seen here are not available yet. But you can shop current collections here:
Michael Bastian | Billy Reid | Shipley & Halmos | Steven Alan
[Instagram pics by Tommy Fazio, Men’s Fashion Director. Check out Nordstrom’s company-wide Instagram here.]