Style Pick of the Week: Filson Kitsap Work Shirt

Filson Kitsap Work Shirt

The durable overshirt you need for plenty of spring layering.

If you’re in need of, let’s say, the perfect work shirt for spring, or quite literally one of the best men’s overshirts for spring and well beyond, then today is your lucky day. That’s because the Filson Kitsap Work Shirt checks all the proper boxes that you need, and then some. It’s exactly what you’d expect in a rugged workshirt from Filson, and that says a lot coming from a heritage outfitter with more than a century of making the best menswear on the market. Did I mention it’s also new for this season? Because it is, and it’s highly covetable. Mark my words, any time you get the chance to check out the best new men’s gear at Filson, you should assuredly take that chance, and quickly, at that. It’s not the first time you’ve seen it mentioned on the blog (check it out in a previous Friday Read), and it won’t be the last.

Consider it the answer to your search for a durable workshirt you can wear to take on any spring excursions or spring cleaning, and that’s an understatement. It all comes down to the tough-yet-lightweight fabric blend, for starters. The Filson Kitsap Work Shirt is made with a breathable pre-washed cotton that should function nicely as a top layer over a thermal shirt or your favorite Filson T-shirt, but you should also be able to throw it on as a standalone spring shirt, too.

SHOP: The Filson Kitsap Work Shirt 

Filson men's shirts

Your new go-to spring shirt, no questions asked.

It’s exactly the kind of versatility and quality that Filson has perfected over the years, with the toughness to stand up to early morning projects in the yard and the style to take on leisurely weekend afternoon strolls in equal measure. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the Filson Kitsap Work Shirt comes in two cool color options (my favorite is the Dark Charcoal Jasper), so you can pair it with, say, Filson indigo denim for all-day style. The two front flap pockets on this stylish overshirt¬†provide critical room for your everyday carry essentials, which you can also stock up on at Filson (but I bet you knew that already!).

The fact that the Filson Kitsap Work Shirt is made with pre-washed fabric is also crucial. That should limit break-in time, and it’ll feel breezy and comfortable right out of the box. To me, this shirt screams expert casual style for spring and summer days aplenty, no matter how often you wear it for, y’know, actual work. I’ll be wearing best men’s overshirts for spring around the borough for seasonal beers and park strolls, and I hope you’ve got the same ideas in mind. Cheers to the season, folks!

SHOP: The Filson Kitsap Work Shirt 

The Thursday Buy: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket is the Toughest Spring Jacket on the Market

Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket

An unstoppable spring workwear jacket, no matter where the season takes you.

What if I told you there was a simple way to ensure you always had one of the best men’s jackets for spring at your disposal? A way to keep that jacket close at hand in your rotation constantly? It all starts with buying one of the best men’s jackets for spring, and to do that, you need to heed my advice first: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket is the answer to the above queries, and one of the toughest men’s jackets for spring, at that. You’ll find it in the Filson New Arrivals section, always a harbinger of quality seasonal gear offerings.

It was designed with the open road and with spring adventure in mind (it’s the best jacket to wear while riding a motorcycle, if that’s your thing), but it also functions handily day-to-day. That’s because it’s got all the same remarkable qualities in a Filson work jacket from the brand’s main line, with the¬† added flair of the fact that it comes from the new Filson Alcan workwear line. Why fix what’s not broken? Well, think of it as Filson taking what was already next-level and making it even better. The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket will run you $450 at Filson, but as with any gear picks from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage retailer, it’s worth the investment.

SHOP: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket

Filson Alcan Workwear

A seemingly simple silhouette blended with tough materials and top-notch construction.

The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket, although subtly designed and not too flashy on the surface, makes up for that with tough-as-nails materials and design. It starts with a waxed cotton exterior build using waxed cotton from British Millerain, the sort of material found in jackets by the likes of Taylor Stitch and more.  The reinforced exterior is further bolstered with a quilted design and Cordura ballistic nylon reinforcements at key stress points (in this case, the shoulders and arms). The rib knit collar and cuffs also provide some added protection from the elements in a classic bomber-style cut. And the drop-tail hem, with a longer back cut, is also ideal for the open road. How does that sound for your new favorite jacket for spring, ehh?

These design touches come together seamlessly to make one of the most rugged men’s jackets you’re apt to find these days, and the PrimaLoft insulation provides warmth on chilly, blustery spring hikes or early morning strolls alike. And if you just want a cool, rugged men’s jacket to wear as you grab an outdoor beer? The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket is your go-to menswear move, folks.

SHOP: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket

#OOTD: How to Wear A Trucker Jacket This Spring, the Best Way

Stepping into a new season should be as fun as it is functional and durable, especially when the ever-shifting confines of spring can present everything from sunny, breezy days in the park to blustery, chilly days on the road or the trail (or at the outdoor backyard bar). Preparation is key, and that’s precisely why you’re going to love this take on how to wear a classic suede trucker jacket. Leave it up to today’s #OOTD to dress for spring in rugged, durable, classic style — to say the very least.

In fact, this ensemble covers everything you could ask for in a seasonal look, from top-to-bottom (that even includes the best men’s everyday bag, one built with serious style from Billykirk). Of course, pieces like a rugged men’s henley are still crucial as we move from one season into the next (remember what I said about needing to be ready for anything). A pair of the best leather boots for men will provide on-the-go style and durability when you need it the most, and accessories like one of the best leather watches for men are also top of mind in any season (spring very much included). For now, keep scrolling to check out the rest of this #OOTD, then head to my Instagram to see how I’m dressing this season. Cheers, my friends!

A mix of rugged durability and classic style — you really can’t go wrong.

  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker, $998¬†— Listen, there are coats you can wear every single day, and coats you save for special occasions. This classic suede trucker jacket is both, so make it worth your while and break it out a lot.
  • The Classic Shirt: Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, $135¬†— There’s never a bad season to wear the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, an outdoor staple you can wear for more leisurely pursuits through breezy spring weather without missing a beat.
  • The Henley: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley, $59 via UNCRATE¬†— Score a great deal on this rugged men’s henley, the perfect spring base layer, at UNCRATE now.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98¬†— Are the Proof Rover Pants your new favorite pants? They very well could be, blending the style points of jeans with the toughness of work pants for anything spring throws your way.
  • The Boots: Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots, $150¬†— Get a standout deal on some of the best leather boots for men this season, the kind you can wear in any casual spring style scenario, outdoor dining or day hikes included. Indeed, the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots are a stone-cold classic.
  • The Hat: Melin Thermal A-Game Hat, $69¬†— When you want to throw on a stylish ballcap that’s going to look cooler than an athletic cap, while also keeping you warm against breezy spring winds, this Melin thermal ballcap is the one you want.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi XL Automatic Leather Strap Watch, $259¬†— The good folks at Timex make some of the best leather watches for men, as they have for years, and the Timex Navi XL Automatic is no different.
  • The Everyday Carry: Billykirk No. 478 Small-Batch Carryall, $550¬†— No matter what your spring agenda entails (even if that just means an outdoor brunch and loading up this rugged carryall with some to-go beers), Billykirk has you covered with the best men’s everyday bag on the market.

The beauty of this #OOTD is that it’s got plenty of parts working in harmony to provide maximum durability and classic looks, all at once. Take the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, a rugged overshirt that you can wear on its, atop your rugged men’s henley, if you so desired. Yet here, it gets an even further shot in the arm, thanks to the crucial, classic suede trucker jacket. It’s the perfect balance of rugged and refined, something that’s also exemplified by the Proof Rover Pants, which wear like tough work pants but look like sleek black jeans, in a way.

Talk about day-to-night style, the kind that only gets better when you consider the trail-to-town utility of the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots,¬† which are going to look right at home alongside the rugged Timex Navi XL Leather Watch — which itself is dressy enough in its own way. The real capper here are two stylish, cool accessories to literally top things off. Your Melin thermal ballcap wears quite well when you want casual, warm style for chilly spring days, while the rugged carryall from Billykirk delivers EDC performance in the clutch. You’ve just found your new favorite look for spring, folks.

The List: Get Ready for Early Spring with the Best Men’s Style Gear from Filson

Filson men's new arrivals

Your new favorite spring gear comes from Filson, folks.

It’s been a bit since we used The List — our recurring series covering the best new menswear — to talk specifically about the best gear to buy at Filson. So, as with all things spring, it’s time to get into the spirit of a wardrobe refresh with the best spring menswear from a legendary heritage outfitter. As with my favorite gear picks from Huckberry (for example), it seems like the team at Filson really does have something for everyone, from rugged waxed jackets to lightweight spring outerwear and plenty more. March breezes and the occasional chilly day are upon us, April showers are coming, and you need to be ready. Shop new spring arrivals at Filson with my picks below, then consider yourself set for the season.

The Best Men’s Gear to Buy This Week at Filson

Filson Pioneer Solid T-Shirt — $50

Filson men's T-shirts

A dependable and sturdy T-shirt to wear all spring and summer.

Yes, we’re starting things off with a humble T-shirt. Humble, yet remarkably well-made and durable, it’s one of the best men’s T-shirts for spring and summer, available in versatile colorways (like Gold Ochre as shown above), to boot. Well-done, Filson.

Filson Draftsman Canvas Pants — $130

Filson Draftsman Canvas Work Pants

Rugged new work pants from an esteemed brand.

Some of the most affordable work pants you can buy in any season, these rugged midweight canvas work pants also have built-in elastane for helpful stretch and comfort.

Filson Herringbone Jac-Shirt — $175

Filson Jac Shirt review

Make this a new layer for blustery spring days aplenty.

Because you’re not out of the woods just yet when it comes to blustery spring weather, this rugged shirt jacket is a tough, durable Filson style staple when you need it the most.

Filson Rugged Twill Compact Briefcase — $360

Filson Rugged Twill Briefcase

Your new go-to work and travel bag for all your properly sized essentials.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of the best new men’s gear at Filson without featuring a new everyday carry essential built from the brand’s famed twill fabric. Use this one, well, every day.

Filson Alcan Canvas Cruiser — $495

Filson Alcan Canvas Cruiser

A tough canvas jacket made for road trips and spring urban exploration.

This is one of the best spring jackets for men, made with rugged waxed cotton and crafted to be worn on the open road through inclement weather.

Filson Rustic Oxford Shirt — $98

Filson Rustic Oxford Shirt

Your new, reliable shirt for work or play.

Looking for a durable everyday shirt, the kind you can wear for casual weekends at home or spring trips up north? This Filson Oxford shirt is your best bet, no questions asked.

Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans — $165

Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans

The ideal pair of spring jeans for men, without a doubt.

If it’s the perfect pair of spring jeans you want, the kind that you can wear with a relaxed T-shirt or with a Filson Oxford shirt, these are the jeans to buy. Head here on my blog to learn more about ’em.

Filson Uplander Boots — $375

Filson Uplander Boots

Some of the coolest leather boots for men, and for all your spring and summer adventures, at that.

In addition to making durable menswear like a rugged shirt jacket, Filson also does one heck of a job when it comes to crafting the best leather boots for men, like this go-anywhere pair.

Filson Watch Cap Beanie — $45

Filson Watch Cap Beanie

The perfect watch cap for rainy, windy and cold spring weather.

I can’t state enough the importance of proper headwear when spring weather really takes a turn for the worse, and this classic Filson beanie cap gets the job done in style.

Filson Bridle Leather Bifold Wallet — $135

FIlson leather goods

A tough leather wallet you’ll find yourself using a ton.

Filson really can round out your whole wardrobe, right down to the best everyday carry essentials around. That includes this rugged leather wallet that you’ll have for years to come.

Does that add a few items to your spring style wish list? I know it adds more than a few to mine, but that’s what you’re getting with new spring arrivals at Filson: An action-packed look at the coolest gear around, from the simple things (like a classic Filson beanie cap) to the larger items that are worth investing in, and then wearing all the time (like the Filson Alcan Canvas Cruiser or a Filson Oxford shirt, or the perfect pair of spring jeans). Let me know your favorites in the comments below, and thanks for reading!


The Friday Read: The Best New Filson Shirt, Best Weekend Beers & the Best Men’s Pomade

Who’s ready for a fine spring weekend, outfitted accordingly with a new Filson shirt? I know I am, and I can say with confidence I think it’s going to be an especially great one (particularly coming off of St. Patrick’s Day, looking towards a warmer spring and celebrating college basketball’s March Madness). I’ll still be clearing out the last of my St. Patrick’s Day beers and wearing one of the best men’s shirts for spring all the while, with new tunes spinning and blog planning in the process — how about you? And yes, I think you can still enjoy one of the best St. Patrick’s Day beers a few days after the fact. Style-wise, I’ve got my eyes focused forward on the best new spring gear from Filson and more, including that stylish lightweight Filson shirt as shown above (you should also layer up accordingly for the season with this Filson rain pullover). Yes indeed, the Filson Kitsap Work Shirt is going to be the ideal way to get the job done this weekend (and beyond). On that note: What’s on your spring to-do list right now?

Before we get into the rest of today’s business, there’s one more thing. Here’s your weekly reminder, of course, to hit Subscribe on my newsletter, which goes out twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday!). In The Style Guide In Brief, I talk about what to listen to for your day, what to shop this week and what to sip on (usually craft beer, or coffee, or whiskey). Again, that’s twice a week and it’s totally free! The ball is in your court now, folks. For the rest of your weekend reading and shopping enjoyment, I give you the rundown in the remaining portion of The Friday Read. Cheers!

Best pomades for men

A cool styling clay to upgrade your look in a hurry.

  • Alright, so we’ve talked a bit about the best new shirt to wear this weekend. But how are you going to style up your hair to go hand-in-hand with that new shirt? After all, a new season calls for a¬† grooming refresh, too. One of my favorite men’s grooming picks as of late has got to be the Triumph & Disaster Coltrane Clay, an expert pick if you want one of the best men’s pomades on the market. The packaging is super cool, and the product inside offers a strong hold and a matte finish. It doesn’t get any better than that for a spring hair care routine refresh. Get it now at UNCRATE.
  • OK, folks. Here’s another spring move you’re going to love. The Orvis Heritage Field Coat is a stone-cold menswear classic, the perfect type of rugged waxed jacket to wear through blustery spring rain and wind. It’s got all the proper bells and whistles, including a classic corduroy collar and cuffs, and it wears quite well with everything from light wash denim to durable work pants. Layer up accordingly, my friends.
Converse men's sneakers

Classic sneakers at a truly classic price from Converse.

  • Let’s go with one more spring style pick today, shall we? Because the weather’s been so nice in Brooklyn lately, I’ve been gravitating towards classic men’s sneakers — and adding to my wish list all the while, too. That’s what brings me to the Converse Earthy Buck Chuck Taylor All-Stars, a pair of timeless low-top sneakers to wear with rolled light wash denim on days when it’s too nice and too warm for your Orvis Heritage Field Coat. How about that, folks?
  • Watch fans, rejoice, for Hamilton is back with another excellent timepiece to add to your rotation (if you’re willing to invest a bit of coin, that is). For Maxim, I wrote about the incredibly cool, highly precise and super-sharp Hamilton Chronograph H, featuring a new, intricate movement from the legendary brand. Your accessories game just got a shot in the arm.

That’s just going to nearly wrap up today’s Friday Read. What’s caught your eye from my weekend shopping and reading picks? Is it the rugged, classic Orvis Heritage Field Coat or the lightweight, sporty and stylish Converse Earthy Buck Chuck Taylor All-Stars, perhaps? Let me know in the comments below what you happen to be digging right now. I’ll also leave you with one more pick: I wrote all about my favorite spring boots from TAFT here on the blog, and they’re more than ready to help you step out with style and functionality in mind. Cheers and thanks for reading!

#OOTD: How to Wear An Overshirt This Spring — The Best Way

If you’re looking to shed some extra layers in style, and if you’re looking for advice on how to wear an overshirt this spring, you’re in the right place. Simply put, if it’s a rugged men’s shirt you seek for spring, the kind that can go anywhere you ask it to go, then the Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt is the one you want right now (and today’s #OOTD is the one to check out). It’s both one of the best men’s overshirts and one of the best standalone shirts in its own right, and that’s the way the rugged gear purveyors at Filson would like to have it. An overshirt is a workhorse of your wardrobe, as you’ll see today, with the ability to be worn atop your favorite henley (more on that in a moment) for breezy early spring style, no matter how blustery things get out there.

Spring is a time for new beginnings, new style moves and new opportunities to get back out there after a long, cold winter, and the best gear has just got to be up to snuff — that’s the way it is these days. And when you find yourself standing once again in front of your closet, pondering what to wear for a spring stroll or a day enjoying some socially distanced patio beers, you’ll find the proper answer below: The Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt¬† is the casual overshirt you need ASAP.

How to wear an overshirt this spring

A rugged and reliable overshirt from Filson for spring layering.

  • The Lightweight Overshirt: Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt, $125¬†— Made from a pre-washed, midweight cotton twill, this is the sort of stylish overshirt to throw on as a reliable top layer this spring whenever you could use one.
  • The Henley: Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley, $62¬†— It wouldn’t be an early spring ensemble without a rugged men’s henley to serve as an excellent base for your #OOTD, ehh?
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98¬†— You’ve assuredly read about the Proof Rover Pants here on the blog, and they’re some of the best work pants for whatever spring throws at you (even if it’s just an afternoon of outdoor brews).
  • The Boots: Beckett Simonon Lopez Boots, $239¬†— Because spring days can be jam-packed, you need some of the best leather boots for both durability and serious style. Plus, you can¬†use the code BEAU for 20 percent off.¬†
  • The Socks: American Trench Retro Stripe Socks, $12.50¬†— No pair of leather boots is complete without some of the best socks for men, ehh? This retro pair takes the cake.
  • The Belt: Tanner Gods Classic Belt, $105¬†— One of the best leather belts should be a staple of any man’s wardrobe, and this Tanner Goods belt is a longtime favorite of mine.
  • The Watch: Timex Standard Leather Strap Watch, $79¬†— The right way to finish off this #OOTD? With one of the best men’s watches under $100, of course. Nothing better.
  • The Spring Beer: Craft Beer Club Beer of the Month Box, $44.75 (12-Pack)¬†— Folks, how cool is this? Join this monthly craft beer club and get 12 beers a month for under $45, featuring plenty of seasonal styles like the Zipline Kolsch and more.
  • The Outdoor Essential: DISCOMMON Bottle Opener, $110¬†— Casual beers on your back porch just got a whole lot cooler — this titanium-and-leather bottle opener is a beautifully designed addition to your EDC, and perfect for weekend afternoon utility.

If you ask me, every great #OOTD for a new season is built from the ground up (or the top down) on the strength of both the little things (take the retro stripe socks shown here, some of the best socks for men) and the big things. Of course, the centerpiece of this rugged and on-the-go outfit is the Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt, a durable and well-made overshirt to wear through breezy spring days on end. It doesn’t all come together with the right layers and the right supporting cast, like a¬†rugged men’s henley and a pair of the best work pants for spring adventures, days in the field and days kicked back at the outdoor beer garden. How’s that for versatility, ehh?

That versatility is also the name of the game with a pair of the best leather boots, a hard-working plain toe pair of leather boots — a pair that’s also¬†20 percent off with the code BEAU, lest we forget. Round it all out with one of the best men’s watches under $100, and pair that combination up with a stylish leather belt from Tanner Goods. Last but certainly not least, stock your fridge for spring with beers from a handy monthly craft beer club, and keep cracking ’em open with one of the coolest bottle openers out there. Does that check off your list of spring style needs to start things off right? I sure hope so. Cheers and happy shopping!

The Sunday Sale: Shop Filson Surplus for More Than 50 Percent Off This All-Season Shirt

Filson men's shirts

A rugged flannel shirt in a Western cut for all sorts of spring layering.

The time is here to stock up on rugged spring style essentials aplenty, the sort of gear picks that won’t let you down when spring unexpectedly turns chilly, breezy or rainy (or all three). That’s where the Filson Surplus section comes into play, offering up final sale deals on the best men’s gear for outdoor adventures, yard work and casual spring get-togethers (of the small variety, that is!). It’s what you’d expect from a dependable retailer that’s been around for more than a century, and it’s that commitment to quality and craftsmanship that makes the Filson Flannel Western Shirt the exact sort of shirt you need in your rotation ASAP.¬† It’s one of the most versatile men’s shirts for spring, what with its iconic Western build, and it’s available in plenty of sizes and two classic patterns for under $65. It normally retails for $135, so we’re looking at more than 50 percent off here. How about that, huh?

Now, if you read the blog on the regular (where I’ve talked plenty about the best gear to buy from Filson), you know that Filson’s menswear is an investment, at the very least. So to find one of the best men’s shirts for spring for¬†51 percent off, well, that’s a deal worth getting your hands on.

SHOP: The Filson Flannel Western Shirt 

Filson Western Flannel Shirt

A midweight cotton flannel shirt for all kinds of seasonal layering and expert style.

Your search for one of the best men’s shirts has to check plenty of boxes (including versatility in color options, but let’s start with the basics. As luck would have it, this is a seemingly simple area where Filson excels. In this case, it’s the 6.2oz. cotton twill fabric used in this rugged flannel shirt that gives it, a not-too-heavy and not-too-light feel. It’s been brushed for softness, to boot (can you say bingo?). The fabric weight gives the Filson Flannel Western Shirt¬†the ability to be layered atop a classic Filson men’s T-shirt or a thermal shirt when temperatures dawn particularly cold. You can also wear it underneath a spring-friendly denim jacket¬† or a Filson rain pullover with ease.

The button-snap front and button flap pockets are akin to what you’d find a much more expensive Western shirt. So, it’s got style points and rugged good looks aplenty going for it. Pair it with a white T-shirt and your favorite pair of blue jeans for all-American style, or rock it with tan chinos for a unique take on a casual Friday when you do return to the office. The Filson Flannel Western Shirt doesn’t hold anything back, so the fact that you can get your new favorite shirt for more than 50 percent off is quite the bonus. Welcome spring the right way, starting today.

SHOP: The Filson Flannel Western Shirt 

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover

Filson men's rain jackets

A seemingly simple rain jacket that’s ultra-packable and durable all the same.

Thanks for joining us for another Style Pick of the Week, where today, we’ll step into a seriously stylish, durable rain jacket for spring. Not just any rain jacket, of course: One of the best men’s rain jackets is yours for the taking today, and courtesy of Pacific Northwest heritage outfitters Filson, at that. Filson is, naturally, quite the favorite of the blog (check out this piece on the best waxed chore coat, for starters), but you might normally associate ’em with hard-wearing fall and winter gear. If that’s the case, be prepared to learn something new today, because Filson also makes some of the best rain jackets for men. And it’s all the better that you can get the Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover just in time for, well, spring rain.

Let’s not waste another second, shall we? For $225 at Filson — a steal considering how versatile and well-made this stylish rain jacket is — you’re getting a lightweight, packable pullover you can throw on at a moment’s notice on the trail or in town with ease (as you’d expect from Filson). The kicker here has got to be the nylon ripstop fabrication, complete with a printed membrane that acts as a raised layer to repel rain and provide breathability. It sounds technically advanced, because it is, but the result is one of the best rain jackets on the market, thanks to that innovation.

SHOP: The Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover

Filson rain jacket

The attached hood and drawcord hem and cuffs will surely keep spring rain out, ehh?

The remarkable Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover is built with YKK Aquaguard zippers for the kangaroo front pocket, meaning you can store your everyday carry essentials without fear during driving rainstorms. The half-zip front closure comes complete with a microfleece chin guard, which means the technical material of the coat’s interior won’t irritate, well, your chin. And the hood has a structured brim to keep out rain, plus a drawcord for a snug fit. When it’s time to take the jacket off, pack it into the front pocket — bingo!

As you might expect with one of the best rain jackets, every little detail has covered. This is the type of jacket you can throw on when you want to keep dry while wearing your favorite Oxford shirt or a rugged American-made henley. It’s certainly a more casual rain jacket, so waterproof Blundstone boots or other durable rain footwear should be your go-to move on your feet (along with, say, a pair of the best men’s technical pants as your go-to pants). It’s functional and yet overly technical, like a running jacket — the color is a muted Dark Olive, which pairs up with darn near anything you own. From A-to-Z, Filson has you covered with one of the best men’s rain jackets.

SHOP: The Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Shirt for Men This Winter (And Beyond)

As the calendar rolls along, perhaps you’ve realized that you’re stuck in a winter rut when it comes to your gear, your layering and your #OOTD ideas. That’s precisely where the Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Denim enters the equation, complete with the sort of rugged style that’ll make you forget about the same two or three shirts you’ve been wearing off and on this winter (hey, we’ve all been there). Take care to mix and match the right essentials, and you’ll find this look is even more versatile than you first thought. The Todd Snyder denim shirt is transformed into a reliable layering piece with the addition of one of the best pocket T-shirts as your base layer, and it’s all topped off with a waxed canvas jacket that’s simply primed for standout style, plus plenty of winter warmth. You can choose work pants or denim on your bottom (we’re going with rugged work pants, as you’ll see below), but one thing you can’t skimp on is a pair of the best winter boots for men — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there.

When you put the pieces of this look together, you’re ready for safe day trips out of town, weekends at a cabin retreat, outdoor brewery visits or socially distanced cocktails in the depths of winter. And when it comes time to ditch that jacket, take off your boots and fire up your computer, the rest of these pieces will keep on working for you. When you need a change of pace in your shirting rotation, look to this #OOTD )(and one of the best denim shirts) to get you set on the right path. Keep on scrolling for the full look, folks.

A rugged denim shirt should be your new go-to layering move.

  • The Denim Shirt: Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Denim, $198¬†— The right denim shirt is one that’s burly and rugged, made to be layered with ease. This Todd Snyder denim shirt checks all the proper boxes, folks.
  • The Base Layer: Dehen 1920 Pocket Tee, $58 via UNCRATE¬†— Winter weather can be unrelenting, which is why you need to add another layer here in the form of one of the best T-shirts for men (and it’s perfect to wear on a Zoom call underneath this denim shirt, too).
  • The Waxed Jacket: Buck Mason Dry Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket, $275¬†— The real key here is this blanket flannel-lined chore coat for rugged outings aplenty. You can also read more about this waxed canvas jacket here.
  • The Pants: Filson Dry Tin Cloth 5-Pocket Pants, $135¬†— Thinking about picking up a pair of Filson pants after reading this post, perhaps? These rugged Filson Dry Tin Cloth Pants are perfect for yard work, day hikes, brewery beer garden visits … you name it.
  • The Boots: Blundstone Super 550 Boots, $200¬†— These Blundstone boots are a stone-cold classic, with decades worth of heritage, comfort and rugged style built right in. Step out accordingly, my friends.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Boot Crew Socks, $14.50 — The good folks at Mack Weldon make some of the best boot socks for men — these should provide all-day comfort and solid style.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi Land Fabric Strap Watch, $140¬†— Rugged and affordable is the name of the game when it comes to Timex men’s watches, and the Timex Navi Land Watch can take a beating & look great, all at once.
  • The Hat: Barbour Carlton Beanie, $50¬†— Cruise through Huckberry to pick up one of the best men’s beanie caps, then stay nice and warm all day long.

If you ask me, I’d say you’re more than ready for whatever winter throws your way — that is, if you follow the guidelines above. The right denim shirt, in this case, a refined-yet-tough Todd Snyder denim shirt, works as well outside the house and in the field as it does when posted up in front of your computer (remember, that’s where one of the best pocket T-shirts enters your #OOTD). The Buck Mason waxed canvas jacket is going to provide crucial warmth and durability for excursions in and out of town (or just another round of beers underneath the brewery garden heat lamps, right?). Your Filson Dry Tin Cloth Pants can pull just as much double duty as your favorite jeans, so wear ’em as often as you please this season.

The same can be said for those Blundstone men’s boots, which are easy to slide on and yet hard-nosed when dealing with the demands of a wintry environment. The right boots are nothing, however, without some of the best boot socks for men, geared to give you comfort and good looks all day and night long. And for performance that simply won’t quit, go with the Timex Navi Land Watch on your wrist. Talk about a tough-as-nails timepiece, ehh? Top it all off with one of the best men’s beanie caps, then start planning where your next cold-weather pursuit will take you this season. Stay safe out there, my friends.


See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Scout Shirt is the Perfect Shirt for Casual Winter Style

Filson Scout Shirt

One of the more durable, stylish men’s shirts you can wear this winter.

Well, here we are: Past mid-February on the calendar, and yet with the long slog of the rest of winter still in front of us. What’s a guy to do? Why, that’s easy. Check out today’s See Now, Buy Now entry to stock up on one of the best men’s shirts for winter and beyond — the Filson Scout Shirt. It’s the kind you can wear in casually rugged fashion for the rest of this season and on into spring, to say the least. Plus, the brown-and-gold plaid color shown above is seasonally friendly and classic. Now, if you read the blog on the regular, you know that the Pacific Northwest heritage outfitters at Filson routinely come up with some of the best gear for men, period, from the classic Filson Tin Cloth Jacket¬† to the unstoppably cool Filson Moleskin Shirt we talked about earlier this winter. On that note, the Filson Scout Shirt really does pass muster.

And as luck would have it, the Filson Scout Shirt carries on the same tradition of quality and rugged style (plus performance) that you’d expect from a brand that’s been around more than a century. How does that all work out, exactly? Reader, I’m glad you asked. Of course, the brand starts with a lightweight-yet-durable and easy-to-layer cotton twill for maximum versatility (think neither too burly or too lightweight on the fabric front). It only gets better from there as far as one of the best men’s winter shirts is concerned.

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

Filson Scout Shirt

One of three rugged and essential colorways as far as this durable men’s shirt is concerned.

We previously talked about the versatility of the Filson Scout Shirt here on the blog for the warmer months, but believe me when I say it’s got plenty going for it as far as cold-weather layering is concerned. The cotton twill fabric of this rugged men’s shirt means you can wear it easily atop a classic Filson henley or a Filson thermal shirt for cold winter days in the yard or the garage, and you can even layer that combination beneath a waxed Filson jacket for maximum warmth. The military-grade buttons ensure years of durability, and the yarn-dyed fabric is made to resist fading over time.

The fit should prove easy to move around in and layer without being too baggy or too tight, either. Any day of the week (even for a Zoom call when worn atop a Filson pocket T-shirt), the Filson Scout Shirt¬† simply comes through in the clutch. One last styling tip: Wear it with Filson men’s jeans for the ultimate in all-day style, including a coffee run, a park stroll and brewery to-go beers. I’d call that one of the best men’s winter shirts, wouldn’t you?

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt