By  on July 7, 2011

Columbia Sportswear Co. and Jeffrey Kalinsky will introduce a line of co-branded outerwear pieces and boots this fall. The capsule collection is the first time that Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear has collaborated with another brand.

“He’s a guy who understands how to make ultrasimple stuff really good,” said Tim Boyle, chairman and chief executive officer of Columbia Sportswear, of Kalinsky, who is the founder of the Jeffrey stores in New York and Atlanta, as well as executive vice president of designer merchandising at Nordstrom Inc. “Sometimes we tend to overcomplicate some of our garments. He took some of our existing styles and stripped them down to their bare essentials.”

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