#OOTD: Layer Up and Break In a New Pair of Dark Denim This Winter

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!

A great jacket, plus a casual sweater and a stretch flannel, are the ideal accessories to pair with your new favorite pair of denim.

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*
Thanks for reading!