Style Pick of the Week: Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker

A cozy, rugged jacket you’ll want to wear all winter long.

Striking the right balance between cozy and comfortable, rugged-yet-stylish, and also sustainable-yet-fashionable … well, it’s a tough act to conquer. And yet, that’s what the good folks at Outerknown have done with the Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker, a perfectly rugged winter jacket that delivers all the warmth and style you could possibly need. Crucially, it’s also a refreshing change of pace from a bulky winter parka or a thermal puffer jacket (although you very well might need both of those in your rotation, too). The Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker is an ideal jacket when you want to toe the line between office-ready (as a commute-friendly layer atop a crisp Oxford shirt and navy knit tie) or outdoor-minded (worn with tough chore pants to truly take on the elements). It’s the kind of workhorse jacket you won’t regret having when it comes time to head out on a Friday night — the classic trucker jacket silhouette is timeless and nearly speaks for itself. Yes indeed, the Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker is stylish without going too far over the top, and that’s exactly the kind of jacket we so love here at The Style Guide. Oh, and in terms of sustainable style? Outerknown continues to take the cake.

SHOP: The Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker

Available in two versatile, neutral colors.

Outerknown crucially focuses on amping up the classics with materials like organic cotton and a focus on using less water in its production — the result is gear that’s as eco-conscious as it is stylish. Case in point: The hemp they’ve used to make this corduroy fabric is both durable and yet perhaps the perfect crop, given that it strengthens the soil in which it’s grown. Heck, the polyester fill and sherpa lining are also made from recycled materials — when’s the last time you heard of a rugged winter jacket that can do all of that at once? Oh, and it goes without saying that the Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker also looks as great as you’d expect — wear this tough trucker jacket atop your favorite henley and a classic flannel shirt for plenty of warmth and winter-friendly style, or keep the Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker handy with a timeless chambray shirt and expertly faded denim. The trucker jacket styling is akin to that of a trusted denim jacket, so you can rest assured that it wears with most of your closet with relative ease — and that’s what you want from one of the best winter jackets, after all. Bundling up with sustainable style in mind? That’s as good as it gets for winter.

SHOP: The Outerknown Paz Cord Trucker

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Full Grain Sundown Flight Jacket

An enviable leather jacket from the good folks at Buck Mason.

My friends, your search for the best leather jacket might just be complete — that is, if you take my advice and snap up the Buck Mason Sundown Flight Jacket, a classic leather jacket that gives you tons of style points for winter (not to mention crucial comfort and warmth). It’s a perfectly rugged winter jacket you won’t be able to get enough of, whether you pair it with your favorite henley and faded denim or a crisp Oxford shirt and slim chinosBuck Mason just wins and wins, either way. So, let’s get into why you need this leather jacket right now. Like, ASAP. In short, the Buck Mason Sundown Flight Jacket just channels the kind of essential, throwback style that seems to be all the rage right now — it starts with Buck Mason’s approach to quality and heritage construction. The brand was inspired by and founded on the principles of old-school manufacturing and blue-collar style — maybe that’s why this tough leather jacket pairs up very nicely with the brand’s expertly cut henleys and iconic tees. For winter though, you’re going to want to layer up the Buck Mason Sundown Flight Jacket with likeminded cold-weather staples, be it your favorite flannel shirt or a cozy thermal base layer.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Sundown Flight Jacket

All the right details make the difference here. Well-done, Buck Mason.

There are, after all, plenty of touches that make this one of the best leather flight jackets you’ll find out there, from the tough full-grain cowhide leather to the removable shearling collar (crucial for providing unparalleled warmth and style). The tough black leather will only get better over time — see, the Buck Mason Sundown Flight Jacket  is the kind of jacket your father or grandfather would have worn with pride, and you should feel the same way. The quilted satin lining offers both warmth and comfort (especially when worn with one of your favorite henleys), while the overall look is stylish enough for your commute and then happy hour drinks thereafter. There’s really no place a classic leather jacket isn’t going to look anything but super-sharp and stylish — yes, even in the depths of winter. Think of it as a nice change of pace in your outerwear rotation — and indeed, consider the fact that this rugged leather jacket is as at home on the road as it is at a rock show. How can it get any better than that? Answer: It can’t. Add this jacket to your menswear rotation now.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Sundown Flight Jacket