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Style Pick: Woolrich Woolen Mills Hoover Pant

Your go-to denim is great, but as the wise man said, variety is the spice of life — plus it could use a wash at least once in a generation. The Woolrich Woolen Mills Hoover Pant is made in the U.S.A. from 100% wool and features an itch-thwarting polyester lining and two button-flap back pockets….

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Good Jeans

3×1 Bespoke Denim

It’s only fitting that the founder of Paper Denim & Cloth, Scott Morrison, is the mind behind 3×1. The jeans demigod created the SoHo-based store/workshop/gallery as a shrine to all things denim that includes over 130 bolts of selvage to choose from, and a glass-enclosed “atelier” where each hand-stitched individually numbered pair is made for…

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Style Pick: Theory Arteo Perpetual Cargo Pants

If you insist on keeping cargo pants in your wardrobe rotation, then at least buy a pair that doesn’t look like it was ripped straight off the set of Delta Force. The Arteo Perpuetual cargo pant from Theory packs slanted utility waist pockets, dual button flap pockets in the rear, and the additional thigh pockets…

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Clothes that keep up

Nonetheless Garments

Nonetheless Garments is a new Chicago clothing brand dedicated to creating stylish menswear that can also withstand the fluctuating weather conditions of commuting. The magic all starts with using advanced materials like Polartec NeoShell, which has twice the airflow of comparable waterproof materials, without looking like it was shorn from a Paratrooper. Like any good…

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On holiday, off grid

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Must-Haves for the Adventurer

No matter the destination or pursuit, there’s one unpredictable constant that entwines throughout the spirit of adventure — the ever-changing natural elements. Rather than limiting your lifestyle or altering your approach, we’ve compiled this list of 10 critical items that belong in your outdoor gear arsenal. Some you may be familiar with, some you may…

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Style Pick: Epaulet Rivet Chinos

Epaulet’s new Rivet Chinos are made from soft 8oz canvas woven in the U.S.A. that captures the durability of the classic material, without the weight and coarse feel that usually comes with traditional work pants. Cut for an excellent slim-straight fit (not skinny), they’ll wear well right off the rack and look good in any…

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Style Pick: The Pants Collection by Indochino

Indochino has introduced six new pant designs made from premium Italian fabrics. Buyers can customize their made to measure pants with six exclusive cuff and pocketing lining options. $160 | Indochino.com

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Camo Lightly

Staple Bogart Cargo Pant SP11

This overwrought trend of dudes looking like a DEVGRU operator has long past its expiration date — especially considering their toughest mission for the day likely involves a trip to Costco for charcoal. That said, we still believe a touch of camo is completely acceptable in a man’s wardrobe, especially in controlled dosages and restrained…

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Style Pick: F.S.C. Winchester Trouser in Indigo

$191 | Freeman’s Sporting Club

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Left Field Nisshinbo Mills Slim-Straight Jeans

Since 1999 (well before any “heritage” movement) Left Field has been domestically churning out tough-as-nails workwear. After wearing some of their goods in the past year, we can attest to the rough and tumble quality of their goods. Their newly released Nisshinbo Mills Slim-Straight Jeans ($210) build upon the impressive product line. Hand made in…

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Nice and Toasty

Toddland Flannel Lined Pants

My thighs are freezing. That’s the G-rated version of what we blubber to ourselves in the thick of winter, when a regular pair of jeans or khakis just isn’t enough to fight off the cold. If you’ve had a moment like that this year, and are scared by the state of the long johns you…

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Americana Blue

Levi Strauss for Brooks Brothers

Thanks to capitalism, competing entities rarely team up. Coke and Pepsi won’t be making Copsi anytime soon, and Honda and Toyota will not be bringing us an Camcord. Luckily for our benefit though, two titans of American clothing have bucked the rule and teamed together (2010 Miami Heat style) to bring us something truly spectacular….

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A Home Run for Trousers

Left Field Pants

Its always fun to stumble onto a new brand that seems as if it’s designing with you specifically in mind. You look at their line and say things like, “Wow, I always thought that would be cool!” or “Damn those look perfect.” That sums up how we felt when we were lucky enough to run…

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Better Party Pants

Roots Original Sweatpants

Roots Original Sweatpants are sweats at their best. 80/20 Cotton and Polyester, drawstring waist, elastic cuff bottoms (but not too tight), pockets, and Roots heritage logo on the leg. Better than your average party pants, Roots are pair of sweats are plush without feeling synthetic (a result of too much poly) and perfect for pj’s,…

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Get the Look of Linen Without the Fuss (Or Cost)

Banana Republic Relaxed Cotton/Linen Pants

Comprised of 54% linen and 46% cotton, these relaxed fit pants from Banana Republic ($70) are a great spring/summer option for staying clothed without sweltering. Made with just enough linen to capture the material’s breezy look while avoiding most of its tedious laundering issues, there’s no need to worry about what you get up to…

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Glory Utility 55 Selvage

There’s a lot to love about raw selvage denim and provides a lot of benefits (in our opinion) over other denim, higher construction quality, longer life span, better looking, and most importantly you make them your own. There’s no artificial wear that someone in a factory belt sanded on for you, no stains without memories….

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A Southern Tradition Gets a Modern Touch Up

Vince Stretch Cotton Striped Seersucker Pants

Seersucker may conjure endless images of blue and white stripes in some of your heads, but that’s about to change. Released right in time for Spring, these Vince stretch cotton striped seersucker pants provide all of the cooling benefits of seersucker without looking like you raided Colonel Sanders closet. That’s because unlike their old school…

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A Beast of a Belt

Tanner Goods Standard Belt

Tanner Goods produces their Standard Belt by hand in the enviable climes of Portland, Oregon. It’s constructed from 9/10 ounce,  1.5″ wide, heavyweight English Bridle Leather, has hand burnished edges, and has been properly branded with the Tanner mark. Our test model was in natural-finish leather with a Nickel plated roller buckle and keeper, plus…

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Say Yes To Performance Tailoring. Say No To Road Gunk.

Outlier 4 Season OG Pants

Made by Outlier Tailored Performance, the 4 Season OG pants are engineered for the man who loves his bike, but prefers not to channel Lance, or worse yet, blow the crotch out of his favorite jeans. We use the term engineered seriously here, as Outlier’s entire product line is carefully considered from fabric, to cut,…

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The Fixation | Hayes Silver Aspen Buckle

As with most things I end up stuck on, I did not go looking for this particular piece or expect it to sing me a siren song. While searching on eBay for an engine turned belt buckle over Thanksgiving I stumbled onto a very unique belt buckle from Hayes Silver. In addition to wanting something…

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When Denim Just Won't Do

Apolis Activism Utility Trouser

As the bulk of winter starts to stare us in the face, it’s not unusual to feel that your weekend look has become more and more like a uniform. As shirts may outnumber pants in your wardrobe, it’s especially easy for the bottom half to get a bit stale. Denim will always remain a standby…

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The Fixation | Rogue Territory Custom Jeans

This week’s fixation is a pair of custom jeans from LA-based Rogue Territory. You see, I am afflicted with serious Thunder Thighs (from the days of college sports) and a penchant for dry denim. That’s a combination that leads to reduced blood flow in my lower body as I break in jeans and the potential…

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Don't Judge A Jean By Its Selvage

Ironheart IH-634s Selvage Jeans

“These are the toughest, strongest, most stubborn jeans in the world, no argument.” That description on Ironheart’s website intrigued us, to say the least. Bold statements beg to be tested, and test this claim we have. The Ironheart IH-634s jeans are defined by the 21 ounce selvage denim from which they’re constructed. For those of…

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Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 20: Upgrade Your Work Style

By Gear Patrol reader Mitch Granger For most of us, dressing for work involves little thought. We wake up, put on the obligatory pieces of clothing that insure we’re appropriately dressed based on our position and office environment, and walk out the door to greet the day. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with this…

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Exclusive: Bonobos 20% Off Coupon

If you’ve ever doubted that Gear Patrol had your best interest in mind, let this be a lesson. After our interview with the founders of Bonobos, we worked with them to secure an exclusive discount for Gear Patrol readers. Here’s the skinny. Bonobos will take 20% off your entire purchase (first time buyers) for dropping…

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Bonobos | Your New Favorite Pants

That, And An Interview With The Men Behind Them A sampling of the pants Bonobos has to offer. Fall is here and if you don’t live in a place where the hottest drink they serve is a rum runner, then pants are now wardrobe de rigueur. Unfortunately though, if you’re like me and don’t want…