Polar F21: Collection Overview
Transitioning into F21 in line with their admiration for all season comfort and unrivalled creative intent, Malmö-based Polar’s latest autumn release is one that focuses on the brand’s ‘inspire others to inspire themselves’ ethos at its core. Remaining true to their European narrative and their ode to expressive illustrative design, we highlight some of our favourite items from the Polar Skate Co. F21 drop that are perfect for pairing with any autumn into winter set-up.
Inspiration for the changing months stem not only from the brand’s continuation of revived ‘80s and ‘90s inspired custom graphics, but once again from collaborations with the likes of Stockholm-based graphic design consultancy Museum Studio and resident artists such as Jacob Ovgren and Ryan Mettz. Leisurely work-from-home wardrobe essentials from SU21 are revised for autumn to feature highly insulative blends and changes in fabric, whilst earthier new season colourings of khaki, navy, black and sports grey pay tribute to contemporary trends, archived sportswear aesthetics and the brand’s admiration for casual, day-on-day comfort. Statement shades of bright yellow and purple tap into Polar’s uncontained energy, with subtle references to workwear tradition and utilitarian design help tackle the demands of the changing climate without compromise.
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Alongside revisions to wardrobe favourites such as their all-cotton 3 Tone Fill Logo Tee and Stroke Logo Tee, new season Polar t-shirts include custom illustrative designs such as artist Tynan Kerr’s CMYK print Facescape Fill Logo Tee, Ryan Mettz’s jersey fabric World Domination t-shirt and Jacob Ovgren’s Up To No Good silver-grey silhouette. Designed by team rider and Portland-born skater Emile Laurent, the vibrant purple FTP tee features a tongue-in-cheek illustrative design, with the yellow and black Trippin’ tees designed in partnership with Stockholm’s Museum Studio tapping into Polar’s free spirited sense of appeal. Longer layers and profiles crafted from fabrics such as strengthened cotton jersey and knitted jacquard pay tribute to classic cut-and-sew aesthetics, with the retro fitting Dizzy Stripe tee, embroidered Rios Ringer tee and the jacquard knit Jacques Long Sleeve Polo Shirt styled with noted ‘70s streetwear influence.
Meeting colder weather demands, new Polar sweaters for F21 include the dropped shouldered Cartwheel crewneck, brush-lined and fleeced Default sweater and long sleeve variations of Jacob Ovgren’s aforementioned Up To No Good silhouette. Midweight composures of 350gsm help lock-in warmth to suit both casual and active settings, with the jacquard knit Skate Dude sweater combining a blend of 30% wool and 70% acrylic with an obvious ode to throwback ‘80s and ‘90s era boxy fit staples. Polar hoodies such as the Half Zip hoodie and raglan sleeved Default hoodie keep Polar’s love of classic sportswear in check, with Ryan Mettz’s World Domination design and the 3 Tone Fill Logo design also arriving in a rehashed hooded sweater form for F21.
Updates and revisions to much-loved outerwear profiles keep active skate and street schedules in mind, with heritage designs such as the 100% checkered wool Herrington jacket inspired by both workwear tradition and the brand’s iconic Euro-centric narrative. RDS certified down options such as the black and light green Hooded Puffer jackets combine a 100% resilient polyester shell with over extended collar trims and a two-way zipper fastening for heightened all-weather protection, whilst sleeveless counterparts such as the performative Polar Puffer Vest are designed to provide insulation across the upper chest to suit any highly energised setting or layered look.
Classic shades of army green and blackened brown keep the collection’s autumn orientated aesthetic in place through designs such as the baggy fit and tapered leg Grund Chinos, with the return of other denim wear essentials including profiles such as Polar’s iconic ‘93! Denim, Big Boy Jeans and Big Boy Work Pants offer increased resiliency to suit both skate and street settings. 8-wale cotton corduroy provides a vintage yet high functioning wear across baggy fit staples such as the Big Boy Cords and straight legged ‘93! Cords, whilst the use of heavyweight cotton twill pairs well with a higher waisted fit across the dark olive and brushed black ‘44! Pants for a retro inspired aesthetic that’s complemented by its noted wide leg cut.
Polar caps and Polar accessories for F21 include the Harrington inspired Wool Stroke Logo caps, the 18-wale Cord Stroke Logo caps and the unstructured, speed-fit 5 panel Flap caps, whilst the single sized Double Fold Merino beanies arriving alongside returning travel accessories such as the water-repellent Hip Bag, its larger Sport Hip Bag variant and collection exclusive Polar x Museum Studio totes to provide all-season function that focuses on both creativity and nonconformist everyday appeal at its core.
The Polar Skate Co. F21 collection will be available online at Flatspot on Friday 1st October 2021 at 08.00AM (BST).