By far the most recognizable jacket from it's collection, the Nuptse by The North Face is probably the most popular jacket the brand has ever produced. The name is derived from a mountain that's close to Mount Everest (and roughly translates to western peak in Tibetan). And for good reason, considering it was designed to survive the harsh mountain conditions.
Unbeknownst to many, The Nuptse (and most items made by TNF) can withstand harsh mountain conditions as it's specifically designed for mountain climbing. Before it became a fashion brand popular among streetwear aficionados, The North Face was a small shop in San Fransisco specializing in outdoor wear. The small company grew into what it is today, a brand that makes beautiful jackets while still placing emphasis on functionality.
The puffer jacket is light in weight, comfortable to wear and offers enough heat to withstand a cold environment. Most of this is possible because the material used doesn't weigh much which is ideal for a mountain jacket. The Nuptse nowadays is a lot more populair than mountain climbing itself, which has a lot of explanations to it.
The jacket's functional properties has made it popular on the west coast of the United States. The cold winters places like New York offer has made it a good choice for outside wear. After a while, the Nuptse became popular within the hip hop scene in New York. It's popularity within New York's hip hop scene grew worldwide, and the Nuptse's popularity as it is now came to be. Born in 1992, the Nuptse is iconic, easily recognizable and pretty much an essential, whether you're off to climb a mountain or just want to look good during the winter season.
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