Master the rugged outdoorsman look with these classic key pieces.
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You don’t need an ax to pull off the urban woodsman look or a pipe to rock the grizzled sailor. This fall, find your tough-yet-urbane side by throwing it back to traditional (and ultramanly) shearling, tweed, and wool.
Take It Easy. You need a jacket that’s less formal than a blazer but more stylish than a hoodie. This Michael Kors suede jacket is slim-fitting yet easygoing. And suede ages well, so it’ll develop its own personality over time.
Ride the Range. The new shearling coat from Eleventy fits like a great bomber and comes equipped with a hood. Even better, it’s comfortable, lightweight, and soft—fashioned from baby lamb’s wool—making it about the closest thing to a piece of liquid fabric you’ll ever wear.
Look Fly. A cool vest is an autumn essential. This year, leave your fleece or down version in the closet and opt for this dressier quilted number from Vince Camuto. Inspired by the sort of handy gear fly fishermen wear, it’s not just ruggedly handsome but also supremely functional—made from 60% cotton performance fabric that makes it both water- and wind-resistant. Pair it with a light sweater and head into the wind.
Bundle Up. Your typical sloppy sweater, with all its bulk, can be so unflattering. (See: “Beer Gut, How to Emphasize.”) That’s not the case with this naval-inspired camel mohair merino Horizon turtleneck from Nautica. It’s warm and fuzzy but cut in such a way that it’s thicker up top and thinner in the midsection. In other words: It fits. If you’re dressing like a badass submarine captain, why not look like a fit badass submarine captain?
Keep It Clean. Leather jackets can be so cringeworthy, with epaulets, weird pockets, goofy patches…But this Armani Exchange riff on the classic moto-cross jacket is as clean as a f—ing whistle. Made of 100% bovine leather, it’s completely stripped down, with zero bells and whistles. It’s the only leather jacket you’ll ever need—because it ain’t ever going out of style.