#OOTD: How to Wear a Field Jacket for Fall, The Best Way

Let’s get real, folks: The weather out there calls for one of the best field jackets to meet worsening conditions while keeping you put together, warm and, just as equally important, stylish. We’ve got just the right jacket for you today. Yes indeed, it’s high time we got down to the business of more rugged fall style with today’s #OOTD. There are plenty of different iterations of the field jacket (in fact, I covered quite a few at Effortless Gent), but today’s jacket (the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket) is more of an updated take on the sporting jacket, as you’ll see below.

What does that mean for you? That means you can wear it on all your masked fall and winter pursuits with ease, be it weekend getaways, camping trips or quick-and-easy craft beer runs (that’s my modus operandi right there, as you know if you read my newsletter or follow me on Instagram). This outfit’s supporting cast is both rugged and refined, all the more versatile for whatever fall throws your way, including one of the best denim shirts and of course, a pair of classic Red Wing boots. For wherever your fall takes you, the best field jacket can certainly get the job done.

The right way to wear a seriously cool field jacket this fall.

  • The Field Jacket: Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket, $258 — A unique take on the sporting jacket that’s proven a fast seller, this rugged waxed jacket is like a budget alternative to Bond’s jacket in Skyfall.
  • The Shirt: Buck Mason Denim Vintage One-Pocket Shirt, $105 — A favorite staple of this blog, you can’t go wrong with a rugged denim shirt for fall from Buck Mason.
  • The Henley: Alex Mill Henley in Sueded Jersey, $65 — Add even more rugged appeal to this #OOTD with a classic henley made for fall weekend wear particularly.
  • The Denim: Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Denim in Washed Black, $228 — With Todd Snyder selvedge denim, you’re investing in the best of the best, no questions asked, and this handsome pair of black selvedge denim takes the cake.
  • The Boots: Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, $329 — As classic a fall style staple as it gets, these Red Wing boots could just be the most rugged men’s boots on the market. Don’t worry about mixing black and tan here — it just works.
  • The Socks: Bombas Men’s Work Boot Calf Socks, $22 — Your rugged boots call for some rugged men’s boot socks to provide optimum comfort and style — Bombas men’s socks check all the right boxes.
  • The Watch: Lum-Tec M88 Watch, $575 — To pair up with this ensemble’s other tough style staples, you need a rugged leather watch, a la the Lum-Tec M88 Watch.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Dryden Briefcase, $195 — Whatever it is your hauling this fall (for me, it’s often a craft beer growler, a journal and a book, to name a few), the Filson Dryden Briefcase can more than pass muster.

Alright, if you ask me, you can really feel it in the air, and you can nearly see the fall season jump right off the page with this #OOTD. It’s got all the functional and tough gear your fall and winter season requires, starting with a rugged waxed jacket that, as I mentioned, is like a budget alternative to Bond’s jacket in Skyfall. That’s a mighty good spot to be in, especially when you layer it atop a rugged denim shirt for fall from Buck Mason. To keep you warm and moving around in style as you head from distillery to brewery or day hike back into town, a classic henley provides some added warmth, while a pair of black selvedge denim add some edgy, cool appeal to this ensemble. It’s all set off nicely by about as premium a pair of men’s boots as you’re apt to find: The Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, a true fall style staple.

As it were, the Lum-Tec M88 Watch is a rugged and tough watch that fits right in with the rest of this look, while a pair of Bombas men’s socks is enough to provide plenty of comfort and style for days on the road and at home. Of course, to haul all your gear, you also need the best of the best — enter the Filson Dryden Briefcase, the type of everyday bag you should be proud to own. And, well, that’s that — there’s your #OOTD. Head to Twitter to let me know how you end up rocking it. Cheers, my friends!

#OOTD: A New Way to Wear Your Field Jacket for Cold Weather

Are you still looking for ways to shake up your #OOTD through the fall season? Same here — and that’s why we’re continually working at The Style Guide to offer up a nice blend of rugged menswear and versatile style for all your fall excursions. From a fall hike to casual Sunday coffee run, there’s one jacket that’s going to provide technical function and sleek style — the ever-durable, stylish field jacket that we’re focused on today. As luck would have it, the Relwen Quilted Field Jacket is a Huckberry exclusive, and a heck of a jacket at that. Featuring a weather-ready quilted exterior and a few neat updates to the classic field jacket design, Relwen has done quite the job with this number. How to wear it? Well, we’ll get to that in a second. But I would suggest you take this look anywhere that calls for tough, weather-ready style. That being said, stylish leather boots and durable field pants are in the mix — you can be sure of that. Need to get style tips in real time? Hopefully, my Instagram account can help you there. In the meantime, stay stylish!

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An adventure-ready field jacket meets mobile pants and durable leather boots.

The Field Jacket: Relwen Quilted Patrol Jacket in Olive (Exclusively at Huckberry), $298 — Made from a water-resistant nylon-cotton blend, the Relwen Quilted Patrol Jacket is modern, stylish and tough. Nicely done.
The Shirt: Goldwin Utility Buttondown Shirt, $154 — The Utility Buttondown Shirt could be the most unique classic Oxford shirt in your closet — that’s owing in part to the raglan sleeves and CORDURA blend fabric. Perfect for fall exploration.

The Henley: Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley in Natural, $62 — Because there’s a chance we’ll be dealing with inclement fall weather, a durable, rugged henley like the Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley is the right pick.

The Pants: Proof Nomad Pant, $98 — Want stylish chinos built for anything? Then you want the durable, sleek Proof Nomad Pants, featuring an athletic cut, four-way stretch and water, beer AND coffee-repellent qualities.
The Boots: Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boots in Roughout, $365 — Make no mistake, you need a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots in your closet. The handsome roughout leather used here is truly exceptional.
The Socks: Anonymousism Slub Crew Socks in Navy, $18 Stylish men’s socks from Anonymousism are an essential accessory for fall — the quality & comfort of a pair like the Slub Crew Socks is next-level, folks.
The Watch: Shinola Runwell Chronograph, $750 — Add a dash of refined-yet-durable style to this rugged #OOTD with the drool-worthy Shinola Runwell Chronograph. Stylish enough for the office, ready for the field.

The Everyday Carry Essential: Filson Large Grab n’ Go Tote, $150 — Can you count on Filson to deliver rugged fall style, even when it comes to accessories like the Large Grab n’ Go Tote? The answer is 100 percent yes, folks.

 Who else out there needs the Relwen Quilted Patrol Jacket in their closet ASAP? There are certainly plenty of ways to wear it through fall and on into winter — a tip of the cap to Huckberry coming through with a classic, stylish and dependable field jacket. With a modern fit, it’s perfect to layer over a versatile shirt like the Utility Buttondown Shirt from Goldwin , and a rugged men’s henley from Flint and Tinder is also going to provide plenty of warmth & dependable style, whether you’re camping out in the country or strolling to your favorite menswear shop in town. For either of those pursuits (and plenty more), grab the Proof Nomad Pants. Complete with a versatile color and remarkably durable fabric, the Nomad Pants could be a new favorite in your closet. In terms of footwear, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots haven’t let anybody down — have they? The same can probably be said for stylish men’s socks made by Anonymousism — well-crafted, durable, and perfect for fall. And I’m certainly going to recommend you pick up the Large Grab n’ Go Tote to handle carrying your everyday haul. What’s your take on this #OOTD? And have you added the Relwen Quilted Patrol Jacket to your fall style wish list? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear a Field Jacket This Fall

Editor’s note: You’ve surely seen this hashtag lots of different places, including on Instagram. But how does that carry over to real life? The #OOTD will take one great item and put together a versatile, stylish outfit around it. Look for past features here.

First of all, is this the absolute best way to wear a field jacket? Ehh, debatable. But we can sure as heck try. Last week on everyone’s favorite menswear blog — uhh, that would be this one — we talked about how to wear a bomber jacket for fall. It’s a classic style that’s undergone a high-fashion resurgence — rest assured, it’s still easily adaptable for us regular fellas. In a similar fashion, we’re talking today about how to wear a field jacket. It’s another style with roots in real-life military action that’s seen a resurgence. All kinds of designers have been looking to the past for rugged inspiration, functionality and all-around good looks — and that’s not a bad thing at all. You really can’t go wrong with a tough field jacket  — the silhouette is classic and hard-wearing. In today’s menswear world, it’s also a suitable blazer replacement, as it’s lightweight enough to wear indoors. That versatility is nearly unmatched in the outerwear realm. And the field jacket you’ll see below certainly incorporates quite a bit of functionality — plus, a silhouette that’s just a tad more modern than field jackets of days gone by. The pieces that complement it are similarly modern … yet also heritage-inspired. Trust me, this will all make sense when you see the #OOTD below. For a daily look at more unbelievable #menswear (wink, wink), head on through to Instagram or Twitter.

A modern take on the field jacket, finished off with classic, rugged style essentials like wingtip boots and a Western shirt.

A modern take on the field jacket, finished off with classic, rugged style essentials like wingtip boots and a Western shirt.

The Field Jacket: Banana Republic Military Field Jacket, $129.99 — While you could stick with a rugged cotton-canvas field jacket, this cotton-nylon blend should move better and look a bit more modern thanks to the absence of front flap pockets at the hips. It’s a field jacket built more for the city and less for the … well, field.

The Shirt: Buck Mason Tan Cowboy Pearl Snap Shirt, $145 — Lest you worry that we lost all rugged appeal by ditching a more traditional field jacket silhouette, rest assured that this Cowboy Pearl Snap Shirt packs masculine style in spades. It’s the type of shirt your grandpa would’ve been proud to wear –and that’s a very good thing.

The Denim: Baldwin Denim The Henley Slim Selvedge Jeans, $220 (Get more Baldwin denim via East Dane) — What better way to complement a tough Western shirt and a navy field jacket than with essential selvedge denim? It’s a tough combo to top, but we’ll try our best with the rest of this ensemble.

The Boots: Johnston & Murphy Greer Wingtip Boot, $198 — It’s very nearly boot season, and if you haven’t developed a fall wish list yet, get these boots on there. I’ve tested out this particular pair of Johnston & Murphy boots over the past few weeks, and they’re worth every penny — rugged, refined and comfortable as can be.

The Socks: American Trench Superfine Merino Herringbone Socks, $27.98 — Need a reason to splurge on socks? American Trench has you covered — read more on the brand here, while you’re at it.

The Watch: Jack Mason JM-F103-001 Field Automatic Watch, $515 — That price is bound to make your eyes pop a little bit — however, know that you’re getting in on the ground floor (relatively speaking) of a watch company that’s producing essential, rugged styles with a strong American design influence.

The Belt: Maximum Henry Slim Standard Belt, $100 (Get more Maximum Henry belts via East Dane) — Does $100 seem like a lot for a belt? Sure does. But know that you’re supporting a one-man operation — on my menswear honor, I’ve met Henry(of Maximum Henry fame, of course) and seen the work he does; it’s a sight to behold!
The Everyday Carry: Bull & Stash The Stash Notebook (5.5″x 9″), $55 — Bull & Stash popped up in our recent #OOTD on how to wear a bomber jacket, and they’re back here because everyone can use a durable notebook built to last a lifetime.
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When you step back and look at this #OOTD, what at first might have seemed a bit too rugged is tempered by the fact that it’s made of well-fitting, timeless gear. From the sturdy-as-heck Western shirt to the selvedge denim, we’re looking at pieces that have masculine, classic edge — a combination that’s toned down by the technical fabric and modern cut of the navy field jacket. In terms of what’s on your feet, it’s tough not to love a durable pair of leather boots and comfortable, American-made socks. And while the watch featured in this outfit is pricey, it’s the kind of timepiece that you could certainly dress up with a slim fall blazer — once you hang up your field jacket, that is. Do you have suggestions on how to improve or change this outfit at all? Leave a comment on The Style Guide Facebook page (it needs some love).
In the meantime — up your field jacket game and stay stylish,
-Beau

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Style Pick of the Week: JackThreads 3-in-1 Field Jacket

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

A British Khaki color, plus functional style details, that are anything but ordinary.

A British Khaki color, plus functional style details, that are anything but ordinary.

Hello there Style Guide reader, and Happy Saturday! This week’s Style Pick of the Week turns things back to something that’s been missing in other recent Style Pick entries — a terrific piece of spring (and fall and heck, winter) outerwear.  If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably hip to JackThreads; that is, the E-commerce site that launched its own menswear line last fall to some great press (and much love from this here blog). They’ve concentrated on creating an edited collection of essentials sure to please any #menswear aficionado, from simple style staples like its Daily Tee to very spring-ready chino shorts and a classic lineup of pieces ranging from striped polos to Oxfords and chambray shirts (oh, and one heck of a shawl cardigan). Add to that collection a growing lineup of excellent outerwear — particularly its Collegiate Bomber (a favorite of this writer) and of course, the stellar 3-in-1 Field Jacket you see here. It certainly doesn’t command the price tag of certain other field jackets from bigger retailers, so some might be skeptical of the quality — but if you still haven’t pulled the trigger on a piece from JackThreads as of yet, rest assured that the quality really is remarkably on-point. And even though it’s warming up a bit, it’s still not too late to jump on this one– you’ll get plenty of use out of a durable, sturdy and sharp-looking field jacket on breezy spring and summer days (and nights). Heck, layer it up with the brand’s Indigo Sweatshirt when that snow hits (yikes, thinking ahead!), and you’ll be set.

Think you only get one jacket for the price? Think again. This liner is definitely fit for use on its own.

Think you only get one jacket for the price? Think again. This liner is definitely fit for use on its own.

In fact, a rugged field jacket is exactly the type of piece that would serve you quite well for occasions equally formal and laidback — like a spring bar crawl on the one hand, and atop a blue Oxford and navy knit tie the next. With its roots in, y’know, the actual military, it’s the perfect way to add some masculine style to already-masculine pieces like a cream henley or slim, dark denim. And the British Khaki color of this particular field jacket switches the palette up a bit from the typical navy or olive green field jacket you might see. It would definitely complement some slim light wash denim well, too. And lest you think it’s too rugged for wearing with anything but sturdy boots, it would probably do just fine when matched with navy chinos and brown leather sneakers for stepping out on the weekends. The detachable hood is perfect for when spring showers hit, and it packs in even more function on top of that. The navy inner shell would actually work as a fine jacket in its own right, what with hip pockets, a slim fit and a look that’s just a bit more ready to stand on its own than other jacket liners. And yes, you get all this for under $150. Unbelievable, right?

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