#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Shirt for Fall and Winter

Alright, I’ll come right out and say it — you need a stylish denim shirt in your fall and winter wardrobe, and you need one now. The denim shirt seen here is the type of smart, casual, versatile shirting option that every guy (including you!) can use, in any season — but especially when it gets cold. And what’s more, the rugged denim shirt featured in this #OOTD from Billy Reid is the sort of shirt that can be worn plenty of ways this fall and winter (not to mention spring and summer). Mind you, it’s not just any casual shirt we’re talking today — it’s none other than the Billy Reid Denim Shirt, a seriously cool, made-in-America style staple. With unique texture and a bright blue color, this particular denim shirt is one that teams readily with the picks you see below (including a rugged henley) just as easily as it teams with more dressed-up style staples, like a charcoal herringbone blazer. The denim shirt is, simply put, the right way to add edge to casual outfits, and the right way to inject a bit of cool into tailored looks.  As I’ve mentioned, the Billy Reid Denim Shirt just goes with … anything, including the adventure-ready, casual weekend (or weekday!) look seen below. Versatile pants? You bet. A classic fall jacket? Yes. And stylish weatherproof boots? This #OOTD really does have it all. How would you wear it? Let me know on Twitter

Your new favorite denim shirt, no questions asked. Right?

  • The Denim Shirt: Billy Reid Denim Shirt, $195  — Billy Reid continues to deliver with this richly crafted, made-in-the-States denim shirt. A fall and winter style staple.
  • The Essential Fall Jacket: Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket, $195 — With technical roots and style that fits in the country or the city, Howler Brothers has made a new classic jacket for fall.
  • The Henley: Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Long-Sleeve Henley Tube Tee, $70 — We continue to recommend this rugged henley for its blend of comfort and style, plus that layering potential with a classic denim shirt.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98 — Made with proprietary, ultra-breathable and durable fabric, the tailored Proof Rover Pants are fit for the work week or the weekend.
  • The Boots: Taylor Stitch Trench Boots in Golden Weatherproof Suede, $348 — Refined, Goodyear welted Taylor Stitch boots that happen to be weather-ready? Absolutely.
  • The Socks: CHUP Niyol Socks, $19.98 — An engaging pair of stylish socks that aren’t over the top — that’s what you need on your feet this fall.
  • The Belt: Levi’s Cartago Multi-Hole Belt, $35 — A go-anywhere outfit like this calls for a stylish leather belt that can also, well, go anywhere.
  • The Watch: DuFrane Watches Barton Springs Diver, $590.98 — Made to take on everything from weekend hikes to a casual lunch, this functional-yet-stylish dive watch from DuFrane Watches should get plenty of fall wear. Don’t worry about matching your belt and your watch here — we’re taking casual to the max.

OK, that’s going to wrap up this #OOTD. What’s your take on it? Are you in favor of pairing a stylish denim shirt with more functionally minded pieces, like that jacket from Howler Brothers? To me, I think it just works. And from a weekend hike to a particularly laidback Friday in the office, a pair of the Proof Rover Pants are also going to get the job done — the same can be said of the incredible Taylor Stitch boots as seen above. Seriously, the beauty of building your outfit around one piece (in this case, the Billy Reid Denim Shirt) comes from the variety of options you get from just that one shirt alone. Handy, durable accessories are also going to prove useful no matter where you go, so I’d snap up the Levi’s Cartago Multi-Hole Belt and the exceptionally well-crafted, versatile Barton Springs Diver from DuFrane Watches while you still can. So, where can this ensemble take you? Just about anywhere from a football tailgate to a day hike to an afternoon of beers at your favorite brewery — and perhaps all three at once. How’s that for versatility.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Denim Shirt now. 

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