CONGRATS an die Macher und Protagonisten der Dokumentation “FREE SOLO”


Hier gibt’s ein paar Bilder von Alex Honnold im Smoking … ungewöhnlich, aber sehr schick wie wir finden. Und … weiters eine kleine Story über die Entwicklung des Maßanzuges für Alex – in English. Enjoy it !

Pics: The North Face/Nate Hoffman

The North Face Makes Red Carpet Debut

Alex Honnold wears The North Face® Black Series™ Custom Tuxedo to the 91st Academy Awards

In a series of firsts, rock climber Alex Honnold wears The North Face® Black Series™ Custom Tuxedo on his first Oscars Red Carpet. Free Solo, starring The North Face athlete, Honnold, and directed by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin is nominated for “Best Documentary” at the 91st Academy Awards. 

The North Face designer, Mona Al-Shaalan constructed a one-of-a-kind tuxedo, which combines the premium, modern aesthetic of the Black Series line, with classic suiting tailored to perfection for Honnold’s unique physique. Features including stretch in the cotton poplin shirt – a nod to Honnold’s lifestyle and The North Face performance heritage – and a subtle tone-on-tone The North Face jacquard pocket square and bow tie all tie back to the minimalism of Black Series. 

 Black Series™ is the premium lifestyle expression of The North Face. Inspired by city exploration, Black Series design balances utility, modernity and hyper minimalism with iconic brand heritage. 

The North Face® Black Series™ Custom Tuxedo

Product Description:

Alex’s custom suit marries a classic tuxedo silhouette with the high-end touches the brand is experimenting with in its premium lifestyle collections. The one-of-a-kind, bespoke piece is classic suiting tailored for Alex’s unique build and athletic lifestyle. 


Product Details:

  • 100% wool
  • Midnight Navy
  • Slim fit suit with one button
  • Slim fit cotton poplin tuxedo shirt with stretch
  • The North Face Logo Jacquard pocket square 
  • The North Face Logo Jacquard bow tie


About the designer:

Mona Al-Shaalan is a design manager at The North Face specializing in the brands premium lifestyle product creation. With design experience at McQ by Alexander McQueen, Versace and Givenchy; Al-Shaalan brings an elegant and refined aesthetic to Alex’s Black Series™ Custom Tuxedo.


“I really value Alex as an athlete and his personal achievements. It’s an honor to be nominated to work on his first ever tuxedo. The fact that this design is in line with our brands premium lifestyle vision is energizing. It’s definitely a passion project for me.” – Mona Al-Shaalan, design manager, The North Face

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