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An unlikely combo of quilting and shotgun shells

Musto Shooting Cotswold Quilted Jacket

British clothing company Musto was born in the 1964 Olympics as a maker of performance sailing clothing. Since then, the company’s foray into the world of competitive and sport shooting has resulted in some beautiful attire that’s just at home in an urban environment as it is in the field, as exemplified in the simple…

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Style Pick: Barbour + Jack Spade

Two prominent names in mens style come together to bring you a line of smart-looking waxed cotton bags and coats. Barbour, the British company that forged a tradition over almost 120 years, joins with Jack Spade, the Manhattan upstart 100 years junior. The younger clothier has been making inroads with the British Empire — a…

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Outdoor Function, Urban Acceptance

Fjällräven Reporter Lite Jacket

Swedish company Fjällräven interlaces the classic style of waxed cotton with the technical fibers of polyester in their jack-of-all-trades Reporter Lite Jacket ($260). The Reporter Lite’s G-1000 fabric can be waxed for excellent wind and water protection or washed away for breathability and comfort in fairer climes. In the case of full-on tropical weather, the…

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Keep warm, look cool

Victorinox Leiden Insulated Blazer

Packing light in the colder months often comes down to a tradeoff of outerwear. Do you pack the bulky coat for warmth, the blazer for appearances, or in the worst case, both? Victorinox’s new Leiden Insulated Blazer takes the uncertainty out of the equation. It’s close enough to the cut of a standard blazer to…

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Style Pick: Read Wall Wilson Wax Jacket

Read Wall is a new made-in-America brand that brings a preppy edge to a field dominated by ubiquitous workwear. The entire line of polos, chinos, and shirts are worth a look, but the Wilson Wax Jacket stands out in particular as a versatile shell for variable weather. The 6.25oz wax cotton outerwear features an Oxford…

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Style Pick: Nike DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket

Nike likes its innovations. Case in point, the DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket (~$80). Performance-oriented runners with a penchant for a stylish fit in particular will want to pay attention. Originally designed as a lightweight, wind, and water-resistant outerwear, this contemporary incarnation bridges the gap between casual and sportswear, serving as either a swank, lightweight jacket,…

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Style Pick: Nigel Cabourn SS12 Aircraft Jacket

Few brands blend vintage fashion and historical significance the way Nigel Cabourn does. The eponymous English fashion house is well renowned for offering what can only be described as archival pieces or, in other words, garments with a history. The SS12 Aircraft Jacket Desert Wax Poplin Khaki ($710) is part of the Nigel Cabourn Authentic…

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Style Pick: Ben Sherman Plectrum Cramerton Harrington Jacket

Made from well-weighted Cramerton cloth (fabric originally developed for the US Army), the Harrington Jacket from Ben Sherman makes for perfect Spring layering. Detailing like corduroy elbow patches and corozo nut buttons make sure you won’t just be another dapper dan in khaki. Limited to 400 pieces. ~$237 | bensherman.com

Mercenary chic? Looks good to us.
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Riders on the storm

Pedaled Terri Urban Jacket

There’s nothing like using flesh and sinew to propel yourself in a forward motion to sights unseen and destinations unknown. Riding a bike is one of mankind’s oldest and most celebrated forms of transportation and some brands get it better than others. PEdALED is a Japanese company that definitely knows its customers. Their Terri Urban…

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Leather & Race

Lotus Originals Heritage Leather Jacket

Auto racing apparel just doesn’t carry the same panache anymore. Case in point, NASCAR shirts. All you have to do to get the good stuff is time travel. The Lotus Originals Heritage Leather Jacket is so classic, it’s about all the fashion racing cred you’ll need. The jacket commemorates the 1948 founding of the Lotus…

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Style Pick: Cantarelli Quilted Down Jacket

There’s new jacket style trickling into the men’s fashion circuit that combines the traditional outdoor look of puffy down with the tailored cut of a blazer. For the most part, only high-end brands like Moncler have started to introduce the concept for astronomical price points. Italian brand Cantarelli definitely falls into the same category, but…

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Style Pick: Epaulet x Mackintosh Dowanhill Raincoat Navy

One of our favorite New York boutiques has teamed up with iconic coat maker Mackintosh to put a more modern spin on the classic weather stopper. Rest assured, the brand’s renowned rubberized cotton fabric and impenetrable seam-taping haven’t been touched, but the cut of Dowanhill has been slimmed down to achieve a more modern silhouette….

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No Drafting

Icebreaker Commute Jacket

It’s quite satisfying when you find quality bike wear that not only offers up the right functionality, but also looks downright fashionable. We recently tested the Icebreaker Commute Jacket ($230) and fell in love with it — a trend these days with Icebreaker gear. The 84% Merino wool Ponte 355 fabric is both soft and…

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Style Pick: Billy Reid Grey Tweed Sunday Coat

Most major men’s brands offer some form of overcoat, but few can compete with the fine detailing found in Billy Reid’s Grey Tweed Sunday Coat ($895). Mixing southern gentility with Italian tailoring, the three-quarter length, English Donegal tweed coat features a wool Japanese blanketing body and pocketing lining, rich leather detailing under the collar and…

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Style Pick: Woolrich Passage Jacket

Combining duck down and the best of wool, Woolrich’s warmest jacket is your go-to for this winter’s coldest — whether you’re walking from Grand Central or the Great Allegheny. We’re digging the splash of color on the down-insulated collar. The Passage Jacket is available in 5 colorways, but our pick is heather gray (pictured). $189…

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Open sleigh ready

Mountain Khakis Old Faithful Sweater

Quite possibly the most original Christmas gift idea this year, a sweater. Okay, then perhaps we can at least offer up a stylish and practical version with the Mountain Khakis Old Faithful Sweater ($120). Even if the weather outside is frightful, the heathered sweater-knit polyester sewn into a jacket-like garment and the soft brushed lining…

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Style Pick: Left Field Heavy Loop Terry Crew

While its name may be a mouth full, Left Field’s new crew neck sweatshirts are hardly over done. A must have for the cold months of the year, the knits are cut and sewn in the US from 16 oz of cotton ring spun terry. Inspired by 1950′s Champion sweatshirts they feature a v-neck stitch with…

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Style Pick: Canada Goose HyBridge Hoody

At the heart of the HyBridge Hoody, Canada Goose has strategically placed white duck down “shields” to keep your body warm where it counts. By using targeted insulation the HyBridge Hoody maintains maximum body flexibility. In the real world that means less bulk and easy wearability even when the temperatures drop. And of course, Canada…

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Style Pick: Alpha Industries Slim Fit N-3B Parka

Staying warm doesn’t always have to add 50 pounds to your figure. The Slim Fit N-3B Parka by classic military supplier Alpha Industries features a 100% nylon shell, polyfill, and synthetic fur to keep you warm without blowing your gifting budget. Sold in a variety of color options, we recommend the modern look of replica…

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Style Pick: Barbour x To Ki To Shoreman Jacket

New for AW11, the Shoreman Jacket is made from 6oz Sylkoil wax and is inspired by the original long Shoreman jacket traditionally used for duck or wildfowl shooting. The jacket is an updated larger silhouette with a draw cord waist and has sophisticated details such as small signature stud attachments, an integral detachable hood and…

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Mafioso look no more

Icebreaker Boulder Hood

Working in the city and working in an office doesn’t give a man myriad outerwear options that look just as good on casual Friday as they do during the rest of the week, especially when the thermometer starts to drop well below seersucker weather. And wearing your double-breasted black wool overcoat doesn’t work everywhere, pal….

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Sta-Puft

Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

Light is good. Light, warm and water-repellent are just that much better, especially when it comes to outerwear. No doubt this fall will bring the kind of weather where you want to be prepared yet mobile and versatile. The new Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket ($279) will allow you to do just that with its lightweight…

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Style Pick: Scotch & Soda Hooded Pull

Knit pick. So soft, you will want to wear this lambswoolen hooded pull with a contrasting stripe at the cuff all day, every day. $157 | Scotch & Soda

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Style Pick: Steven Alan Seaside Slicker

Endure the changing of the seasons with class in this all weather jacket from Steve Alan. Featuring an exterior woolen shell, detachable hood and a drawstring waist, it’s a worthy alternative to the mob of Barbours that are boud to hit the streets in the coming weeks. Shown in a olive/brown glen check. $350 |…

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Style Pick: Junya Watanabe MAN x Duvetica Padded Gilet

Comme des Garcons designer Junya Watanabe has collaborated with Italian outerwear manufacturers Duvetica to create the Jekyll and Hyde of vests for the upcoming winter season. This fully reversible goose-down padded Gilet features corduroy and tweed panelling as well as the a plaid cotton inner, combining bold styling with all the warmth and protection from…

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Style Pick: Vince Nylon Puffer Peacoat

A sporty and modern twist on a classic men’s jacket. Made from 100% nylon and featuring slanted side pockets and oversized nautical buttons, it’ll fit in at the game or out on the town. $395 | Vince.com

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And the thunder rolls

Marmot Thunder Road Component Jacket

Lighter and tighter, trimmer and thinner, the Marmot Thunder Road Component Jacket ($425) proves winter technical gear doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re about to embark on an Andes excursion. The two piece setup is comprised of an inner velour fleece liner for cozy warmth and a two-layer MemBrain shell, which features technology…

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Style Pick: Gant Rugger The Shawler

Fitted henley style lightweight wool sweater with a slight shawl-collar and leather buttons. $168 | Gant Rugger

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Hoodie 2.0

Lululemon Pacific Beach Hoodie

For many, a good summer can hinge on being by/on the water. Lululemon says they made the Pacific Beach Hoodie to “wear up the mountain, and to and from the gym”, but we’ve found it’s perfect for the cool nights and crisp mornings that come along with waterside locales. It features some of the softest cotton fleece…

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High Tech Hoodie

Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT

Triple Aught Design continues to swing for the fences this year. This time with a comprehensive update of their already rock solid Stealth Hoodie. After ten years of excellent service TAD went back to the drawing board and put a decade’s worth of product testing to good use.