See Now, Buy Now: Filson’s Double Mackinaw Cruiser Is the Warmest Winter Jacket You Can Buy Now

When bone-chilling winter cold hits, where do you go? You go to your favorite brands, companies you can trust when it comes time to get out and about, in spite of inclement weather. Hopefully, you’re also turning to Filson, the century-plus-old heritage outfitter based in the Pacific Northwest and famous for outfitting explorers everywhere. While your own pursuits these days are likely a bit different than old-time prospectors, there’s no denying the next-level warmth and utility of the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser, one of the best men’s jackets and a remarkably solid update to the tried-and-true Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket. You’ll find the latest and greatest update to a classic in the never-not-well-stocked Filson New Arrivals section, a perfect place to go as you look to outfit yourself with the best winter menswear. The brand, helpfully, already makes one of the best men’s henleys, not to mention one of the best flannel shirts, so consider this icing on the cake.

That jacket is a personal favorite of mine, with style points aplenty and the kind of warmth and comfort you’ll only find from a brand that builds its gear for the most extreme conditions possible. What sets the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser apart from other winter jackets? Well, it helps that Filson has a ton of experience when it comes to crafting menswear and gear for inclement weather. In this instance, that means the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser uses 100 percent virgin wool in two layers, all the better to keep you toasty in the falling snow.

As you might expect, the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser is packed with the customary bells and whistles from a brand that just knows how to get the job done (they’re useful for when you need to get the job done, too). Military-grade melanine buttons ensure long-lasting durability and protection from the elements, while the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser has a whopping nine pockets (nine!), all the better to hold your everyday carry gear — naturally, Filson has you covered in that department, too. The brown wool of the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser is a seasonally appropriate style touch, one that makes this a rugged jacket to wear with Filson jeans and one of the best men’s henleys, too.

An added layer of wool at the shoulders also makes the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser a burly and extremely warm jacket, no matter how cold it gets out there. A word to the wise: You very well might want to size down if you seek a more snug fit, but the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser is also well-suited for layering (check out Filson men’s sweaters if you really want to go all-in on rugged, comfortable, dependable winter style). One last note on the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser — it’s a jacket meant to be invested in (it retails for $650, after all), but it’s going to last and last for seasons on end. If that sounds ideal to you — and it should! — then consider making the Filson Double Mackinaw Cruiser your new favorite winter jacket.

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket – The Best Men’s Jacket for Fall and Winter Weather

When you find a jacket that looks on paper to be well-suited for adventures and for fall and winter weather, it’s of the essence that you jump right on it. It sounds simple on paper, but it’s worth a reminder that the best chance to get one of the best men’s jackets for fall and winter weather is actually right here, right now. The jacket in question as today’s Style Pick of the Week is the Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket, an amped-up offering that pushes the retailer’s rugged, classic Americana menswear into more technical, yet no less stylish, territory. If you read the blog on the regular, you’ve likely come across a Buck Mason review or two (to say the least). And as we head into chilly winter weather, it’s worth going back to the brand and picking up what could be one of the best men’s jackets for fall and winter weather. That’s a bold claim, but remember: It’s Buck Mason we’re talking about here, and the brand certainly delivers. For starters, it’s certainly the perfect jacket if you want to blend the bold and rugged with the functional and technical.

The Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket takes what you love about the brand (modern updates to classic silhouettes, among other key attributes) and goes a step further, using vintage design inspiration and materials that fit right in with 2021. Crucially, those modern design touches include durable water resistant coating and the use of warm, responsible 650 fill-power traceable duck down. In short, that means the versatile-as-can-be Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket is ready to layer up every day, either atop your business casual attire or out on the trail or a cabin getaway. And there’s a lot more where that came from.

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This jacket takes its cues from cold-weather expedition jackets, hence the name – and hence additional design moves like a slimmer waist and yet a relaxed fit through the chest and sleeves (all the better for layering up during intense fall and winter weather). The Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket delivers just about everything you could ask for in an adventure-minded jacket, including fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets, a draw cord hood and waist — for added protection against chilly winds — and small touches like leather adjusters on the hood itself. If you thought the American-inspired brand might have foregone the details in favor of a more technical focus, well, think again, my friends. The Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket delivers both style and functionality in spades.

Just because inclement weather hits doesn’t mean that style falls by the wayside, and the Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket takes care of that quite handily. The Coyote color is rich and versatile, able to play nicely alongside black or blue jeans, grey canvas work pants and brown or black leather work boots. Throw it on atop a Buck Mason sweater, then team that combination with some classic Buck Mason jeans, and you’ve got an #OOTD ready for both adventures on and off the trail — or just around town. Yes indeed, the Buck Mason Down Expedition Jacket will get the job done, keep you mighty warm and look positively great through it all.

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder English Waxed Dylan Jacket – The Best Trucker Jacket for Seasonal Layering

There’s the popular adage about leaving something better off if “it ain’t broke,” and then there’s the Todd Snyder approach to menswear, which involves taking the brand’s most popular menswear essentials and making them even better. That’s what the famed NYC menswear designer has done here with the Todd Snyder English Waxed Dylan Jacket, a hard-wearing upgrade of the famed Todd Snyder Dylan Jacket, traditionally made from soft suede. The newest version of the iconic trucker jacket, slimmed down and made modern by the inimitable designer, is both rugged and refined, as many of Snyder’s best pieces are (take the Todd Snyder x Champion collaboration, which turns athletic wear into styles cool enough to wear to the office).

The Todd Snyder English Waxed Dylan Jacket is just the latest and greatest upgrade to hit the brand’s digital shelves, and it’s worth calling out for several reasons, first and foremost among them the fact that the waxed cotton iteration of the Todd Snyder Dylan Jacket is nearly 50 percent less than the original Dylan Jacket. Is your interest piqued yet? It should be, but the list of pros goes on and on.

The Todd Snyder English Waxed Dylan Jacket checks off every box you’d expect from a designer like Todd Snyder, starting with the tough-as-nails construction. It’s made in England using 100 percent cotton that’s waxed and treated by British Millerain, makers of some of the finest weather-ready fabrics on the planet. The Olive color is highly versatile and just so happens to be a perfect shade for fall: Pair it with indigo denim, tan chinos or even dark brown or navy corduroy trousers with ease. Plus, it’s finished off with a blanket lining for added warmth, while the contrasting moleskin collar calls to mind other classic British waxed jackets.

Yes indeed, the Todd Snyder English Waxed Dylan Jacket has plenty going for it, including that low price (compared to the original), and the refined details you only find at Todd Snyder. Last but not least, because it’s a trucker jacket, it’s a piece of outerwear that’s for more than just show — use the front button and side hip pockets to carry your EDC with ease. When you need it the most (like on a rainy fall day or a chilly winter morning), the Todd Snyder English Waxed Dylan Jacket steps right up and delivers. Cheers to the season ahead, my friends.

The Thursday Buy: Faherty Brand’s Sherpa Trucker Jacket is the Coolest Jacket for Fall Layering

If you’re anything like me, perhaps you always take any chance you can get to wear your favorite denim jacket. Well, what if I told you there was a way you could keep wearing said denim jacket, but in a way that’s a bit more ready for the chilly climes of fall and winter? Enter the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket, one of the coolest men’s jackets on the market, and one that’s more than ready for whatever fall throws your way. From cabin getaways to day hikes, pumpkin beer sipping sessions, morning coffee and beyond, this is one of the best men’s trucker jackets and then some, to say the very least. While the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket looks on the surface like your average denim jacket, it’s got all the specs you could ever ask for in terms of durability, warmth and expert fall style.

The family-owned, NYC-based brand draws heavy inspiration from the great outdoors, coastal nature and good living, and believe it or not, the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket wraps a bit of each of those pursuits into one handsome and rugged jacket. It starts with the use of organic cotton, which has been faded to look like you’ve had this jacket for years. The recycled polyester sherpa lining will prove cozy and warm on the inside, and you can’t beat that cool faded denim on the outside.

The Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket also takes the details a step further, which is never a bad thing if you’re on the hunt for some of the best fall menswear and gear (spoiler alert: Faherty Brand has you covered). In this instance, the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket features branded buttons in a custom design, a small touch that design lovers should certainly appreciate. It’s also a huge bonus that the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket is made from sustainable materials, giving you some bang for your buck in terms of price (it’ll retail for $298 at Faherty).

Beyond that, the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket is the right kind of in-between jacket for these times, when it’s cold and blustery but not yet cold enough for a thicker parka. Wear the incredible-looking Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket atop your favorite Faherty flannel shirt or a warm thermal from the brand, or else wear it as an extra layer atop a crewneck long-sleeve T-shirt or a chambray shirt. The rugged appeal of the Faherty Brand Indigo Sherpa Stormrider Jacket never gets old, does it? Because this is a trucker jacket-style offering, it’ll hit above the waist and features a more relaxed silhouette, all the better for layering with the best fall style essentials. When you need outerwear that mimics your favorite denim jacket but goes a step further, Faherty is the brand you need in your closet. Happy shopping and happy fall, folks!

The Tuesday Steal: Pre-Fund the Best Leather Jacket At Taylor Stitch Right Now

Every year at about this time, there’s a rumbling you can hear in the distance. It’s the sound of the Taylor Stitch Workshop consistently churning out some of the best deals on the best men’s style essentials, and at competitive prices compared to any brand on the market. And today, the Tuesday Steal in question really does hit the mark quite nicely: It’s the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket in Whiskey Steerhide, a truly exceptional, handsome and well-crafted jacket that’s worth pre-funding right now through the aforementioned Taylor Stitch Workshop. For those not familiar with San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch, the brand has more than a decade’s worth of experience perfecting everything from men’s shirting to chinos, and over the years, that expertise has extended into the world of some of the coolest outerwear on the planet. Its field jackets and flannel shirts are stellar in their own right, but the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is a consistent favorite that never ceases to amaze. There’s lots to love in terms of pre-funding, too: You’re getting your new favorite leather jacket for 20 percent off when you pre-fund it, and although you’ll have to wait until January for it to ship out, it’s about as worth it as it gets.

This handsome and timeless jacket has plenty going for it, including the fact that it’s handmade in San Fran by the leather jacket experts at Golden Bear. It’s a match made in heaven, one that puts craftsmanship on full display. The Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is made with 3.5oz. full-grain steerhide leather that should prove supple yet durable. It should also feel somewhat lighter than a thicker leather jacket from a brand like Schott (although Schott is certainly worthwhile as you search for the best leather jacket on the market!). It’s fully lined and features Thinsulate insulation, all the better for matching the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket up with a thermal henley or a lightweight sweater to avoid too much bulk. Any which way you look at it, the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket, right down to the antique brass zippers and the articulated shoulders for ease of movement, is the perfect merger of form and function. It’s an iconic take on the moto jacket that you’ll have for years and years to come, which only makes it a better deal right now through the well-stocked Taylor Stitch Workshop.

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Style Pick of the Week: Relwen Windzip Jacket – The Best Casual Fall Jacket for Men

It’s mighty hard to believe we’re only a few days away from the proper start of fall on the calendar. Perhaps that’s got you realizing that you need to upgrade, say, your fall outerwear in a hurry. Relief is in sight in the form of the Relwen Windzip Jacket, and that’s doubly true if you pick up the Huckberry exclusive colorway of this rugged, rough-and-tumble, go-anywhere jacket. There’s a crowded market out there in the race for the best fall jacket for men, but this one might just take the cake if you prefer your outerwear delivered with rugged adventures and top-notch functionality in mind. It’s part of the entire Relwen lineup of military-inspired, exceptionally well-made gear, and that’s saying quite a lot (head here to get my thoughts on the best summer shorts from Relwen if you live in an area prone to hotter weather through September). For the rest of us though, the rugged Relwen Windzip Jacket is going to take the cake for day-to-night casual style.

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Relwen’s lineup is perfect for the season ahead

The thing with the Relwen Windzip Jacket is that it really is built for just about anything fall throws at you, like much of the brand’s gear, which frequently draws design inspiration from old-school military jackets. This silhouette is certainly every bit as functional as you need for the field, to say the least.

SHOP: The Relwen Windzip Jacket

Huckberry certainly sings the praises of the Relwen Windzip Jacket, noting that it “could be the slickest jacket they’ve ever made” — that’s a pretty high bar to clear, in my book. The water-resistant exterior is certainly nice to have for breezy fall weather, and the fact that it’s made from stretchy nylon and spandex is an added bonus. But it’s the inner workings of the Relwen Windzip Jacket that make for such a fine seasonal jacket. The 60 gram down-alternative filling is complemented by a warming, stand-up collar for when fall days dawn bright and chilly. Think lightweight, but comfortable and not nearly as heavy as your winter parka.

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Black oxidized hardware adds a super-clean, slick finish to this rugged jacket, which has the style chops to be worn with everything from some of the best men’s blue jeans and your favorite henley to a classic Oxford shirt and tan chinos for evening patio beers. That you can find all of this gear in the classic Huckberry Bestsellers section is a pretty big advantage. Now, it’s worth noting that scoring the Relwen Windzip Jacket (available in a whopping six colors) doesn’t always come cheap (it retails for $298 at Huckberry). But given that you can wear this jacket on the trail or back in town, on the road or out for beers, it’s a downright steal in that regard. It’s the ideal jacket to wear 24/7 this fall, and that’s just for starters. Try it on for size and see where it’ll take you.

SHOP: The Relwen Windzip Jacket

The Sunday Sale: This Bespoke Post Jacket Is Under $100 Right Now

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Just because we’re halfway through May doesn’t mean you can forgo packing one of the best lightweight jackets for men for your next spring or summer getaway. Heck, any day can be as good an occasion for breaking out your new favorite jacket, especially if the rugged military jacket in question is the Banks Drifter Jacket. And as the cherry on top, this jacket just so happens to be on sale for under $100 at Bespoke Post. If you ask me, that’s one heck of a Sunday Sale, is it not?

 Picture this: You’ve got your new weekender bag packed up for a laidback trip — to the cabin, upstate, out of town to a boutique hotel — but you need a versatile jacket for both travel and your daily itinerary. The Banks Journal Drifter Jacket is going to fill that gap in your weekender bag and during your trip from point A to point B, and then it’s going to keep on working, and working, and working…even when you’re back home. That qualifies it for a lofty position as one of the best jackets for men, especially when you throw in the fact that it’s only $75. Yessir, $75 for a classic military jacket with loads of modern style thrown in? Talk about a standout deal, with the specs to match.

SHOP: The Banks Journal Drifter Jacket at Bespoke Post

Best spring jackets for men

And the specs in question certainly deliver if you want a rugged casual jacket for men at an affordable price (a very affordable price, remember?). The Banks Drifter Jacket is a grab-and-go jacket to wear with your favorite T-shirt or the best summer polo day in and day out, all owing to the cotton drill weave. This is the kind of durable cotton that’s heavy enough to keep you toasty during breezy days or at an unexpectedly chilly late night bonfire or patio beer session.

 The chest patch and hip pockets offer up crucial space for smaller EDC essentials, like those you need at hand during a day hike or when you’ve stepped out of the house for a day’s worth of errands and maybe, just maybe, a weekend cold brew or beer. When you consider all of that versatility — plus, the fact that you can wear it with everything from tan chinos to dark blue denim — it’s a wonder that the Banks Drifter Jacket retails for under $100 when on sale from Bespoke Post. The rich Olive color is a classic military throwback, and the fact that this jacket is durable and hard-wearing makes it ideal even when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Toss it in your your new weekender bag, wear it on the road or wear it back to the office atop one of the best men’s Oxford shirts, because the Banks Drifter Jacket is just that great. And hey, one last time: You really can’t beat that sale price.

SHOP: The Banks Journal Drifter Jacket at Bespoke Post

Style Pick of the Week: Line of Trade Portland Rain Jacket

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Simple on the surface, but highly functional and ready for spring elsewhere.

If you’re not familiar with the pleasingly rugged, classic outerwear, shirting and gear from Line of Trade at Bespoke Post, it’s high time indeed that you got very, very familiar. They consistently make, among other categories, some of the best jackets for men in any season, and that holds true with the Line of Trade Portland Rain Jacket. As ever, Bespoke Post assuredly knows what it’s doing with this in-house brand, and the result is one of the best spring rain jackets you’re going to layer up with for the weeks ahead — in short, don’t delay! But let’s get into what makes it so special, shall we? Allow me to tell you why this is one heck of a must-buy rain jacket for men. First off, you can get this jacket as a standalone style favorite, or you can pick up the Bespoke Post Downpour Box, one of the latest and greatest monthly subscription boxes from the NYC-based retailer (one of my favorite online retailers, I should add). So it’s got both affordability and ease of access going for it, and that’s not to be overlooked these days. Naturally, the Line of Trade Portland Rain Jacket also checks all the right boxes in terms of style and utility (more on both in a moment).

SHOP: The Line of Trade Portland Rain Jacket

 

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Classic, crisp and functional — everything you could ask for in the best men’s spring rain jacket, right?

It’s got all the specs you could ever ask for in your new favorite rain jacket, including the fact that it’s lightweight and yet durable, so it’ll protect you from rain on the go without weighing you down. The Line of Trade Portland Rain Jacket features a cotton shell with a DWR, or durable water repellent, coating for maximum water resistance. The fact that it’s built with three layers of fabric and a 5K waterproof rating is also critical. In short, it packs in a lot of functionality (including taped seams to keep water out) into a subtle and stylish package. The storm flap front closure also manages to keep water out, and the duckbill hood is a very nice touch in the midst of the worst spring rains possible. When you want a jacket for a downright steal ($45 via the Bespoke Post Downpour Box or just $100 on its own), it’s very clear that you want the Line of Trade Portland Rain Jacket.

The Friday Read: The Best Hair Pomades, The Coolest Jackets for Spring & Duke Cannon Grooming

Duke Cannon grooming review

Five of the best men’s grooming essentials to start this weekend the right way.

Alright, folks. You’ve got a lot on your to-do list, as do I, so let’s make hay while the sun shines and get into today’s Friday Read with a recommended weekend kickstart from one of my favorite grooming brands. If you read the blog, you’re familiar with Minnesota-based Duke Cannon, which makes cool grooming goods at affordable prices and supports veterans in the process. If not, you should know that (for starters), Duke Cannon gift sets deliver everything you need when it comes to men’s grooming essentials from A-to-Z, and that’s very good news for you (and anyone you know who needs a grooming upgrade this season). Case in point: The Duke Cannon Starting Five Bundle (as seen above), an easy and effective introduction to the Minneapolis-based brand, featuring the brand’s famed hair wash, plus body wash, face wash and Duke Cannon Proper Cologne to really round things out. I’m not saying it could be the best decision you make all weekend, but it could be one of the better ones.

Along with testing out my fair share of grooming products from Duke Cannon, I’ve got plenty more on my spring to-do list this weekend. I’ve started covering all things menswear at Jacob Graye, so be sure to check out my byline there. Oh, and there’s also the business of my (free) music-menswear-craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief — give it a read! Once I knock out my to-do list, I’m hoping to swing by Gold Star Beer Counter for an outdoor spring brew — it’s a perennial Brooklyn favorite, and all the better to enjoy a beer there now that temperatures are warming up. To get your own weekend rolling the right way, give these essential Friday reads and shopping picks a look below. Cheers, my friends!

Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers

A new favorite pair of laidback spring pants for all your adventures (and at-home lounging) this season.

  • Let’s get into the spirit of spring the right way — by talking about some of the best men’s pants for spring. Those pants, in fact, are shown above, and they’re coming at you courtesy of Vuori Clothing, a brand I’ve had the pleasure of testing out these past few weeks. To get even more specific, I’ve been testing out the Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers, and they’re even more essential for the season — for days at home and running errands around Brooklyn — then I had previously thought. The technical knit, moisture-wicking fabric and handy details like a side zip pocket make them your new favorite pair of pants (and mine!) this season.

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Another weekend shopping recommendation for you, this time from a brand making one of your favorite T-shirts.

  • I’ve been talking pretty consistently about Alex Mill shirts and more from the NYC-based brand here on the blog, and with good reason. Allow me to offer up another spring shopping pick when it comes to essential Alex Mill menswear, the kind that’s classic and modern all at once. Case in point: One of the best men’s T-shirts just so happens to be this Alex Mill Vintage Wash Pocket Tee, made to fit perfectly and feel incredibly comfortable right out of the box. Start shopping for it, folks.
  • As mentioned above, well, here we go: My guide to the best hair pomades for GearMoose, all the better to get your hair and your grooming routine in the best shape possible this season. After all, you’re going to have to do up your hair eventually, right? Yes sir, yes sir.
  • Elsewhere on the writing front, I had a heck of a lot of fun covering the coolest spring jackets from some of your favorite brands, the kind that you know and love — I won’t spoil the surprise, but there are seven great picks for the best men’s spring jackets at Maxim this week. Cheers to the season, folks.

Speaking of toasting to the season, let me recommend one more pick for you — not a spirits selection, per se, but the kind of hard-wearing and yet laidback shirt you should wear for your spring imbibing sessions. Of course, that would be the Flint and Tinder Architect Shirt, as I covered here on the blog last week. It’s going to set you up for success in style, no doubt. Again, cheers to the weekend and stay safe out there!

 

The Thursday Buy: Layer Up The Right Way for Winter with This Classic Todd Snyder Jacket

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A terrific way to shake up your winter outerwear rotation, no questions asked.

As we roll through a new year, perhaps you’re realizing that your rotation of the best men’s winter jackets could use a little kick. Something that’s unique, eye-catching, classic and versatile, but with a nice shot of personal style. My friends, that’s where the Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket comes into play, and it’s here in time to shake up those winter blues. Rest assured, this isn’t anything like that old varsity jacket you have from your letterman days, however. This is a modern take on the classic Harrington jacket, done up in a way that only one of the country’s best menswear designers can do. Yes indeed, the Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket checks all the right boxes when it comes to a winter-ready pattern, excellent fabric and the sort of hybrid looks that work in situations both casual and dressy. How’s that for your new favorite jacket, ehh?

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket 

Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket

This jacket is also available in a seriously cool Olive Harris Tweed.

It’s seriously as cool as it gets (style-wise), given that the fabric is classic Harris Tweed, known around these parts as “the good stuff,” if you will. And the pattern is striking and classic, ready to be paired with slim grey wool trousers and your favorite Chelsea boots just as easily as you can wear it with a Todd Snyder henley and some Todd Snyder selvedge denim. Of course, this classic bomber jacket isn’t cheap, and it’ll run you nearly $650 at Todd Snyder. But the upshot of all of this is that you’ll feel like a million bucks every time you wear it, and you can even team it with casual style staples like a Todd Snyder + Champion crewneck sweatshirt. How’s that for versatility in action? Yes indeed, your new favorite jacket is here in time to shake up winter. Act accordingly, folks.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket