Seattle-born Maiden Noir has been telling tales of the great outdoors for seasons now, rendering sartorial tales of the voyager, the explorer and the sublime experience of nature (once recounted by Thomas Jefferson upon visiting the Natural Bridge.) This season, the label calls for a “Return To Tanner Ridge” with a strong collection of all-American outdoor inspired hunting jackets, chambray shirts, slim khakis, dark denim and tees.
The story of “Return to Tanner Ridge” starts with an abandoned campsite buried deep within the foothills of Granite Pass. The Granite Pass is a part of the Bighorn Mountains stretching through Wyoming and southern Montana. The colors, silhouette, details and fabric are all based off pieces discovered at Tanner Ridge. As such, hunting jackets, field vests, oxford shirts and mountain parkas are doused in palette that sings of the great Northwest American landscape. Different shades of khakis, olives, navy and greys dresses the studied American with a penchant for finding refuge in nature in somber comfort and abundant layering. Tailored shorts with matching chambray shirts and vests are worn with white hunting vests and hooded parkas, or are topped with a colorful plaid ties. The label has also released new denim pieces for its large denim fan base who have deemed the label’s jeans comparable to Japanese denim.
A stoic collection of quiet masculinity, the Return to Tanner Ridge surprises by putting quite an introspective touch on its outdoor inspired collection, bringing a breath of fresh Wyoming air into the rather tired and abused American outdoor trend.