Unfussy and Functional

What to Wear for a Weekend in the Woods

May 3, 2017 Style By Photo by Alex Stein
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A return to nature. An immersion in the wilderness. A time to clear your head and connect more directly with the natural world. Camping taps into that primal desire to be in a less human-developed environment, something sacrificed with urban life. The goal of a camping weekend is to simplify — to experience life without the droning of technology, the electronic beat of the modern age. Let this objective also guide the way you pack for the trip. Keep your pants functional and comfortable. Invest in natural shirts made of linen and hemp. Utilize breathable, warm outerwear made from wool. It’s not complicated, nor should it be. Throw it on, forget about it and experience the outdoors.

Look One

100% Hemp Tee by Jungmaven $92
Linen Crew Neck Shirt by Woolrich John Rich & Bros. $175
Oxbow Bend Plaid Flannel Shirt by Woolrich $69
Fatigue Comfort Pants by Woolrich John Rich & Bros. $140
Fireside II Wool Blanket Poncho by Woolrich $145
Classic Chukka by Red Wing Heritage $260
Rainier Remastered by New Balance $180

Look Two

100% Hemp Tee by Jungmaven $92
Reversible Crew Neck Shirt by Woolrich John Rich & Bros. $325
Vista Point Eco Rich Shorts by Woolrich $55
512 Jeans by Levi’s $70
Alaskan Washable Wool Shirt by Woolrich $119
Fireside II Wool Blanket Poncho by Woolrich $145
Classic Moc by Redwing Heritage $280
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John Zientek is Gear Patrol's style editor and in-house guitar authority. He grew up on the West Coast.

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