Week In Men’s Style 11/6

by David Kim, Contributing Writer

 

Some things just never change, like the eternally fresh cut of a high-quality bomber jacket. A good one is comfy and versatile, two reasons why bombers are always an easy grab on your way out the door. Even better for us Wisconsin-dwellers, this olive-toned Christo Bomber from minimalistic lifestyle brand Saturdays Surf NYC is down-filled for warmth. Even better, the piece sets itself apart from the masses with a sophisticated cotton texture/color block.

It’s always good to have an alternative to your trustworthy companion beanie, because sometimes the old dome sock gets boring. Check out this sturdy wool baseball cap and imagine girls petting it. Whether paired with a varsity coat, denim jacket, under a hoodie comme Yeezy Season 2, or bare naked, it’s almost hard to look stupid in this jawn, save the final option. Club Monaco offers it for a reasonable price, so that’s a plus. At the end of the day, it’s an easy, cozy flex.

Forget the mild forecasts, this winter is going to be harsh, just like any other one of Wisconsin’s godforsaken early-year stretches. Instead of more faux mountain gear from North Face, try going for a chunky, heavyweight crewneck this time. Cop a quality layer without breaking the bank with this elegant, burgundy lambswool sweater by Topman. The blend of Lambswool and nylon into in a textural waffle knit will work for you this snow-pocalypse. Pair it right with an insulated jacket or a thick overcoat, and you’ll be set, even below zero.

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It’s time to give your good ol’ black and white Chucks a break from years of b-boying, moonwalking, boat-cruising, or whatever you please. There comes the time when we all could use a fresh pair of Chucks. This time around, let’s ditch the canvas, because right now, it’s all about weighty textures and fabrics. We’ve seen designer pieces from Tom Ford and Coach this season with heavy suede and shearling vibes, not to mention Saint Laurent’s continuation of the fringe jacket and animal prints, so why not apply it to the classic everyday sneaker? Try updating your Chucks with this 70s inspired design, featuring a vintage-stitched, low silhouette.

Images: Saturdays NYC, Club Monaco, Need Supply, Mr. Porter

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