There are folks who say “‘Tis the season” as it relates to the holidays, and then there are those, like myself, who say it in reference to the best fall menswear, and the chance to finally, properly layer up. That time is upon is now, which is why the Buck Mason Desert Khaki Storm Stopper CPO Jacket belongs in your rotation of the best fall style essentials right now. It’s but one seriously cool, rugged and dependable offering on-hand at the moment in the always-well-stocked Buck Mason New Arrivals section. The brand, which draws heavily from all-American workwear, delivers when it comes to hard-wearing gear of all sorts, from soft-yet-strong T-shirts to waxed jackets, Oxford shirting and plenty more. The Buck Mason Desert Khaki Storm Stopper CPO is a breed all its own though, built with all the hard-wearing design you’d expect from a brand that’s built its reputation on delivering when you need it the most (like on blustery fall days and weekend mornings). If you know Buck Mason, founded more than a decade ago, you know exactly what the means. The fabrication delivers, the design is versatile enough to go just about anywhere, and the pricing is often more than worth it for what you’re getting.
In this case, that means the Buck Mason Desert Khaki Storm Stopper CPO Jacket is made from a cotton-twill blend that’s also been treated with a Durable Water-Resistant finish, then filled with PrimaLoft for added warmth. Those specs are only the beginning though, as it were.
Helpfully, the Buck Mason Desert Khaki Storm Stopper CPO Jacket is fit for work or play, with the potential to layer up nicely over a Buck Mason thermal shirt or henley. You can then wear that combination out and about for all manner of pursuits, be it fall weekend yard work or a laidback porch coffee-sipping session. Front-button chest pockets offer up a bit of space for Buck Mason accessories as needed, and the Desert Khaki color wears nicely with faded Buck Mason denim or even navy chinos.
And hey, if you work in a more casual office, you can wear the Buck Mason Desert Khaki Storm Stopper CPO Jacket atop a white Oxford shirt with navy chinos as a casual and cool blazer replacement. It’s cut with enough room to layer over a denim shirt, so it wears more like a proper jacket for fall road trips. And because it’s got the potential to be worn casually or a bit more dressed-up, the Buck Mason Desert Khaki Storm Stopper CPO Jacket is going to prove more than worth the price tag ($195 at Buck Mason). Does that sound like it checks all the right boxes as far as the best fall menswear is concerned? I’d say it does, but give it a shot and let me know for yourself on Twitter or in the comments below.