By now, perhaps you feel like you’ve hit your stride when it comes to taking on the winter in style. But whether you’re dressed for a casual weekend or gearing up to fight the polar vortex, there are always new, hopefully cool ways to wear your favorite men’s style essentials. Such is the case with today’s #OOTD, where we’re taking an expertly faded pair of denim from Flint and Tinder, then matching it up with easygoing style staples for a look that’s just as at home at the bar on a Friday night as it is on a Saturday morning coffee run. We’re talking rugged moc toe boots, a classic crewneck sweater and an innovative stretch flannel shirt — yep — all brought together in one ensemble. And combined with a sturdy-as-heck peacoat, you’re going to stay warm, stylish and cozy this season. It’s helpful to look at pieces that you love in a bit of a different light, and hopefully, this #OOTD is one way for you to do that in the new year. Have questions or comments? Drop me a line in the comments below, or hit me up on Twitter — as always. Stay warm, stay stylish!
The Jacket: Mission Workshop Bridgeman Peacoat, $650 — First things first: You’re going to need a warm winter coat. The Bridgeman Peacoat manages to meld technical fabric with a strong silhouette for excellent layering potential.
The Denim: Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans, $128 — The 1-Year Wash Jeans from Flint and Tinder feature that hard-to-perfect, broken-in look and feel — ideal for throwing on for a laidback winter outing.
The Shirt: United By Blue Pickman Stretch Plaid Shirt, $57.98 — This right here is the stretch flannel shirt we mentioned earlier — that’s right, the Pickman Plaid Shirt from United By Blue is both rugged and hard-wearing … yet mobile and versatile.
The Sweatshirt: Knickerbocker Navy Crew Fleece, $85 — When is it worth it to shell out more than $80 for a rugged crewneck sweatshirt? When said sweatshirt is made with excellent quality by New York’s Knickerbocker Mfg. Co.
The Boots: Oak Street Bootmakers Natural Vibram Sole Camp Boots, $354— No winter style ensemble would be complete without rugged boots, right? Oak Street Bootmakers has, quite simply, done a great job with the Natural Vibram Sole Camp Boots.
The Socks: Wigwam Merino Lite Hiker Socks, $19 — Sometimes, you just need comfortable, dependable socks to keep your feet warm. Enter the Wigwam Merino Lite Hiker Socks.
The Belt: Tanner Goods Classic Belt in Cognac, $100 — We always leave no stone unturned when it comes to the best men’s accessories out there — the Tanner Goods Classic Belt is of investment-level quality.
The Watch: Timex x Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Expedition Watch, $97.98 — Leave that dress watch at home — this rugged, dependable Timex Expedition watch comes complete with a beautiful Horween leather strap from Form-Function-Form.
My friends, how do we rate the above #OOTD? Stylish, functional and rugged enough for your liking, I hope? Seeing classic pieces done in different ways — like the helpful stretch in the aptly named Pickman Stretch Plaid Shirt from United By Blue — is a good way to get your new year headed in the right direction. Even classic blue denim with just the right amount of fading, as seen in the 1-Year Wash Jeans from Flint and Tinder, can be a welcome departure from the norm. When you finish off the outfit by layering up a rugged crewneck sweatshirt and stepping into the unique-yet-dependable Natural Vibram Sole Camp Boots, I’d say you’re well on your way to cozy, comfortable style. Smart accessories, from the Tanner Goods Classic Belt to a dependable Timex Expedition watch, are a perfect go-to for the weekend or a casual work day, and the Mission Workshop Bridgeman Peacoat truly is the only one of its kind on the market. Who’s ready to bundle up and get out there? *Raises hand*
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