See Now, Buy Now: Patagonia’s Performance Twill Jeans Are an Essential Pair of Fall Pants

Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans review

Durable, rugged performance jeans made from a hardwearing cotton twill blend from Patagonia.

What if I told you that you could get a pair of the best men’s jeans, and yet … so much more at the same time? The Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans are among the best jeans for men, and they double as a pair of rugged adventure pants that you’re going to be able to wear on a day trip, a grueling hike or just about anywhere else you see fit. Patagonia does as fine a job as any brand when it comes to balancing sustainability, rugged style and functionality, and as it were, the Performance Twill Jeans check all the right boxes. It all starts, naturally, with the right fabric blend. In this case, the Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans feature a weather-resistant blend of organic cotton and polyester for a comfort-stretch twill fabrication — see, how’s that for checking all the right boxes?

SHOP: The Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans 

Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans

One of six color options in which you can get the excellent Performance Twill Jeans from Patagonia.

These rugged outdoor pants really do blend the best of both worlds, from the slim fit and five-pocket design to the range of versatile colorways — making ’em much more like your favorite jeans than the average pair of hiking pants. The Performance Twill Jeans are made to move with you rather than work against you, complete with antique nickel rivets and plenty of durability.

The unique colorways (my personal favorite is Coriander Brown) provide terrific wearability alongside all your favorite style essentials, be it a Patagonia chore coat and henley combo or a crewneck T-shirt and your rugged denim jacket to dash out & fill up your craft beer growler. When it comes down to it, pants that can go on and off the trail are a surefire must-have this season — and the Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans get the job done handsomely. Game on.

SHOP: The Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans 

Style Pick of the Week: Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Shirt

A tough flannel shirt that acts as a valuable exterior layer for chilly winter weather.

Welcome, my friends, to another Saturday and another edition of the Style Pick of the Week. First things first: Patagonia isn’t normally a brand that pops up on the pages of The Style Guide here, but … as you know, we love rugged style essentials. That’s where the Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Shirt enters the equation: It’s about as durable, rugged and winter-ready as it gets in terms of a flannel shirt. Overshirts and shirt jackets are a layering favorite of this writer for their versatility and grab-and-go style. Wear a rugged overshirt with a thermal shirt, a long-sleeve henley or as an extra layer atop a chambray shirt … that’s just the tip of the style iceberg. The specs of  the Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Shirt are the real winner here, featuring organic cotton flannel and a design that nods just enough to vintage style without going over the top. A straight hem makes the Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Shirt more like a jacket than a typical shirt, something that’s a positive when it comes to that versatile layering we mentioned earlier. The Fjord Flannel Shirt certainly looks like the type of classic shirt your dad might have worn in winters past — or heck, maybe he still does? And you should, too (at least, I think so).

Either way, the Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Shirt is a style you should consider adding to your wardrobe, if only for the potential to throw it on over your favorite broken-in tee-and-jeans combo as you grab a morning coffee on a casual weekend. It’ll also work for more functional pursuits — hiking, camping, maybe even some yard work (followed closely by a few much-needed beers, yes?). How to style it for the rest of your downtime? It’ll certainly work well with slim faded blue jeans or grey selvedge denim, plus tan leather captoe boots, and that’s just a start.  In short, the Insulated Fjord Flannel Shirt is the kind of rugged layering piece you need in your wardrobe, even if you don’t think you need it. Ya dig? And the real kicker? Patagonia is a brand that’s continually upping its game in terms of sustainability and style in equal measure — as is the case with this fine layering essential. Can you see yourself wearing the Patagonia Fjord Flannel Shirt? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!