Our North Sails collection at Thrifted predominantly consists of classic vintage t-shirts and jackets, offering a traditionally slick look. If you like The North Face or Nautica, this brand will be just up your street. Check it out today at Europe’s favourite online vintage clothing store.
A bit of history… Established as a sailmakers, North Sails was founded in 1957 by Lowell North in San Diego, California. Not only an Olympic gold medallist, but also a qualified engineer, North focussed his designs on competitive sailing, introducing innovative materials to enhance the performance of the boats. The clothing line, as it is told, began with North’s use of sailcloth to patch up and make new clothes. Decorated with the logo as a result, the sewing sparked a brand that launched its first men’s collection in 1987, combining Italian finesse with the American preppy style. Employing the ‘Go Beyond’ motto in all its produce, the ranges have always been designed with a purpose, aiming to help customers take on challenges on sea and land.
Focussing advertising on its sailing heritage, the brand has usually aimed itself at outdoor adventurers, but, like The North Face, it has seen popularity from young shoppers. Puffer jackets and gilets still remain, as they did so dominantly in the 1990s, a staple trend.
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What are they known for: Casual wear, vintage jackets, vintage t-shirts, vintage sweatshirts.
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