Can you believe it’s time to close out 2017 and our Style Pick of the Week series? I hope you’ve enjoyed the gear we’ve covered along the way, from a pair of rugged winter boots to classic flannel shirting and plenty more. We’re taking things a decidedly more casual, laidback direction today — the Duckworth Powder Hoody is the casual, laidback-yet-stylish sweatshirt you probably didn’t know you needed in your closet (or on your back). Particularly in the winter months, comfort and good looks are key, which is what makes a minimal, stylish hooded sweatshirt a nice (if unexpected) move. Now, I’m all about dressing your best as often as possible … but there are certain weekend days where you might just feel like throwing on the Duckworth Powder Hoody and some slim sweats — then calling it a day. I’m with you there. If you’ve forsaken hooded sweatshirts in favor of a classic winter cardigan, I applaud you. However, there’s still a place for the cozy, comfortable hooded sweatshirt — *cough* the Duckworth Powder Hoody — in your casual weekend wardrobe rotation. That’s why it’s worth shelling out more than $100 for it; it’s just that versatile, comfortable and winter-friendly.
The Powder Hoody incorporates a tailored fit and raglan sleeves for some visual interest and sporty style, yet it’s the fabrication on this hooded sweatshirt that sets it apart. The Duckworth Powder Hoody features Montana-grown merino wool for what the brand calls a tough exterior — in short, this hooded sweatshirt is going to work wonders when layered under something like the durable Taylor Stitch Maritime Submariner Jacket. The interior of the Powder Hoody, on the other hand, features soft, brushed fabric — all the better for wearing around your house or apartment if (and when) it gets drafty. Of course, the technical construction of the Powder Hoody, plus the name, feasibly means you could even wear it as a mid-layer when out on the slopes … carving through some powder. Ya dig? It’s a versatile, stylish hooded sweatshirt that’s worth your consideration if ever you want a casual layer to wear with your favorite broken-in denim and your best pair of winter boots. That’s about all there is to it.
Lastly — thanks for reading The Style Guide this year. I hope you’ve found it a fun and worthwhile journey, and I’m looking forward to more #menswear in 2018! The Style Pick of the Week series is definitely coming back, and we’ll be talking 2018 men’s style resolutions here on the blog on Monday. See you then!