Style Pick of the Week: Howler Brothers Depot Jacket – The Most Rugged Jacket for Casual Winter Days

HB Fuzzy Depot Jacket

If you’re on the lookout for one of the most rugged winter jackets, the kind you can wear casually while still staying warm through blustery winter weekends, have I got just the jacket for you. It’s fitting that it’s up for grabs with Black Friday and Cyber Monday rolling through this weekend, but seriously, any time this fall and winter would be an ideal time to buy the Howler Brothers Depot Jacket. Make that an upgraded version of the famed Howler Brothers Depot Jacket, too. It’s the sort of jacket that blends old-school cool (note the trucker jacket silhouette) with the kind of warmth that simply can’t be beat for casual style situations. Now, it might not keep you the most protected in an intense blizzard, but for days where it’s blustery and chilly rather than snowing at a steady clip, consider adding the perfectly crafted Howler Brothers Depot Jacket to your seasonal style rotation. It fits right in with the rest of the Austin-based brand’s gear, which is built for good times on land, on the trail and beyond.

The regular edition of the Howler Brothers Depot Jacket, one of the brand’s most popular items, is already done up in corduroy for plenty of seasonally friendly, cozy style. Here though, they’ve upped the ante with a sherpa fleece lining. It’s the kind of jacket your grandpa might have thrown on to head to work on a crisp morning, and that’s not a bad thing at all.

HB Fuzzy Depot Jacket

This year’s iteration of the sherpa trucker jacket has all the hallmarks of a new classic, too. The chest pocket and side hip pockets embody the iconic trucker jacket design while offering up a bit of space for some choice everyday carry essentials and Howler Brothers accessories (a bottle opener comes to mind, because this is one heck of a casual jacket for football tailgates aplenty). The Howler Brothers Depot Jacket is also the kind of casual jacket you can throw on at a moment’s notice without overthinking it, be it atop a rugged flannel shirt or your favorite henley (or both), and especially alongside a pair of broken-in blue or black jeans. Again, don’t overthink it when it comes to the Howler Brothers Depot Jacket.

It always pays off to have more technically minded outerwear options in your rotation when the time comes, but for blustery days and cool mornings, the Howler Brothers Depot Jacket is a mighty fine option to have on hand. It’s also priced reasonably at $145, leaving you a bit of spare change left over to grab some Shiner Bock beer in a nod to the brand’s Texas roots. The Howler Brothers Depot Jacket is best worn alongside great friends with good whiskey and beer in front of a roaring fire. That’s how I’d rock it, at least. If you end up snagging the Howler Brothers Depot Jacket, let me know over on Twitter. Cheers!


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