outerwear

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...

Style Pick: American Giant Sweatshirt

Quality and fit: that sums up American Giant, a small company from San Francisco. As of now, the brand only sells a variety of affordable, long-lasting basic sweatshirt styles, all handmade in America. Unlike other brands who skimp on labor costs to keep prices low, American Giant doesn’t operate stores and spends absolutely nothing on...

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....

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 |...

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...

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

Seams Ripe For Spring

Maiden Noir Crew Neck Fleece

Sick of sweaters and overcoats yet? We certainly are. That’s why this Maiden Noir Crew Neck Fleece ($165) called to us. Made from light fleece in two great-looking heather color ways with white contrast stitching, it hints of more temperate Spring weekends to come, where a sweatshirt is all you need to warm up in...

Vested Interest

Lacoste Puffer Jacket with Removable Sleeves

Down vests are the duck-billed platypuses of the clothing world. You know their sleeveless design evolved for some reason, but that original purpose has long since been lost in a foppish undertow. For that reason, we appreciate this Lacoste Puffer Jacket with Removable Sleeves ($325), because it appeases our stylish sensibility while still making our...

InVESTment

Bleu de Paname x Pyrenex Down Vest

Bleu de Paname is a well-respected french company known for their experience with denim. Pyrenex is higher-end french outer wear company with a reputation for producing fashion-forward down winter gear. Their forces and inspiration have clearly combined evenly to produce the amazing vest above. Cut from cotton canvas with a wool outer shell and denim...

Your Sweater Alternative

Scotch and Soda Knitted Shirt

Not quite a jacket, and a little more than a shirt, this Knitted Shirt ($188) from Scotch and Soda is a unique winter wardrobe addition that’s bound to attract attention. Details we especially like are the double breasted pockets and checked shoulder patches which are definitely reminiscent of Penfield gear. Made from a wool nylon...

Hiking? Doubt it. Style? Absolutely

Gant Rugger Hiker Jacket

Good jackets are generally one of two breeds: down-filled marshmallow parkas or lightweight cover-ups for a beach barbecue. Rarely does a man cross paths with a perfect autumn jacket that strikes a balance between the two. The Hiker Jacket from Gant Rugger ($285) is quite possibly the best such garment we have ever seen. Not...

A Worthy Fall Mainstay

Life After Denim Military Blazer

Urban Daddy brand manager and Kempt writer Randy Goldberg alerted us to this great looking fall basic. Available in heathered brown and black colorways, the Life After Denim’s Military Blazer ($138) is surprisingly affordable given its distinct styling. The additional buttons also make it slightly more capable of keeping you warm as the season progresses...

A New Spin on Military Surplus

Denham LONGSHORE D.G.L Jacket

In the realm of jacket brands vying for your dollars, of which there are plenty, few have such depth of heritage and origin as the Denham LONGSHORE D.G.L Jacket ($780). What makes it utterly unique is that the entire jacket is re-cut from Dutch army blankets and ponchos. The ponchos obviously provide the jacket with...

Fit For All

Sunice Olie Power Stretch Pullover

There’s something very special about fall golf. Perhaps it’s witnessing nature’s annual change and getting out of the summer heat. Maybe it’s because we know our time on the course is limited. Either way, being prepared to play in cooler conditions is a key to shooting good scores. That being said, the right layering is...

Sure to Impress the Girls in Home Room

GAP Varsity Shawl Collar Cardigan

High school may not be a time all of us wish to relive. Unless you never left your home town though, there’s no reason everyone has to know you were Jeff Spicoli, when you can dress the part of Charles Jefferson. Ok so maybe simply wearing this varsity shawl collar cardigan ($70) won’t be enough...

Bolstered Blazer

Hlaska Surly Navigator Blazer

A perpetual conundrum facing stylish men is the ability to look good without seeming dressed-up. While there are many techniques to walking this fine line, owning fashionable and purposeful outerwear that looks great without appearing like you just came from the office can help tremendously. Hlaska’s Surly Navigator blazer/jacket ($375) is a great example that...

Yes, A Jean Jacket that We Endorse

ELC Cody Denim Jacket

Made from North Carolina 13 oz raw denim and lined with Portuguese flannel, and sporting a slim motorcycle-inspired cut, the ELC Cody Denim Jacket is a jean jacket that we can get behind. Unlike some of the atrocities you probably wore in elementary school, the Cody is a jacket that will get better as time...

Before Gore-Tex, There Was (and is) Waxed Cotton

Barbour Beaufort Jacket

As our man Jon Gaffney explained in his previous coverage of Barbour, this well known English brand has been making the ultimate waterproof outwear since time immemorial. Well, almost. Made from Barbour’s legendary waterproof, wax-treated cotton (100%), the Beaufort epitomizes what Barbour has become famous for and serves as the perfect mid-weight jacket for your...

Are You Down?

Obermeyer KFO Down Insulator

Pop quiz, gear head: Do you know what down is? Did you guess feathers? Wrong. Down is simply the layer of fluff that resides just below a waterfowl’s plumage. Because it’s fluffy, it keeps you warm by trapping heat within clusters of air, which as you (should) know is one of the best insulators. As...

Show Team Pride with Style

Retro NFL Sweaters by Junk Food

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving in America is about three things: family, food, and football. So, in the spirit of you sitting down to catch one if not all three games playing tomorrow (Packers v. Lions, Raiders v. Cowboys, or Giants v. Broncos) after stuffing yourself with more calories than a pre-hibernation grizzly, we thought to...

Little Bit O'Thunder... Little Bit O'Down

The North Face Thunder Jacket

Beat the winter chills with some down. The North Face Thunder Jacket is new for the 2009 Fall/Winter season. Designed for freezing conditions, the Thunder Jacket is an ultra-lightweight 800 fill goose down jacket intended for athletes and backpackers. The compact fit and dimensions make it easy to pack (and wear) and even stuffs into...

Taking Warmth and Comfort to a Higher Plane

Outdoor Research Transcendent Sweater

For those of you living on the half of our planet situated above the equator, fall is here; about this there can be no doubt. Some of us revel in the cool, damp mornings and crisp evenings that autumn brings. Whether or not you love the weather that comes with this season, you can’t deny...

Technologically Advanced, Sophisticated Design, Rugged Purpose

Aether: Summit Jacket and Space Hoodie

Here’s a question for you: what would happen if Tim Gunn and Bear Grylls sat down at a sewing machine? Before your mind explodes with the absolute non-possibility of such a thing, allow me to interject. What you would have would be a great looking, highly functional, properly fitted piece of outerwear for hiking, climbing,...

Cloth Logic

Diversify Your Winter Wardrobe Men, here’s a quick fashion tip that blows by many. When the weather turns cold, your outerwear is the most visible and memorable part of your attire. So everyday you walk into the office wearing the exact same coat, you’re one step closer to developing a permanent nick name. And not...

Eddie Bauer 365 EB800 Fill Power Down Vest

Double Certified True European Goose Down. Sounds Nice. If there’s a clothing outfitter I’d like to see make a decent comeback it’s Eddie Bauer. Call me old school, but the brand had the right roots, but somewhere, somehow a bunch of penny pinchers and incompetent marketers decided to take the brand towards a world of...

Lands’ End Canvas Field Coat

Sharp English Style. Little U.S. Money. You may have never realized it was gone, but the classic Lands’ End Canvas Field Coat is back due to popular demand. That’s a good thing. For fifty bucks you can get yourself into a sharp looking rugged coat made of lightweight canvas and flannel plaid lining. The front...

Merrell Gatherer Jacket

Just Add… Anything With Fall now quickly approaching, temperatures can start to vary wildly as the day progresses. On your next outdoor expedition (or hike) be prepared for anything with the Merrel Gatherer Jacket. Designed with the hikers and climbers in mind, the jacket packs light while still giving the wearer the flexibility to use...