Braving the great outdoors is doable with the right gear.
We Admit, Being The Dapper Outdoorsman can be a bit of a chore in the dead of winter. Gear that checks off both form and function will take you from chilly to chill in no time. When it comes to backpacks, a secure front pocket saves frigid fingers from having to explore the deep reaches of your bag for up-to-the-minute accessories like your wallet or cell phone. And fingerless gloves make texting, tapping and scrolling a breeze, while keeping your dexterity intact for manly workday tasks like drilling, tightening and twisting. Finally, and perhaps most important, is the proper headwear. Our current fave is fur-lined (faux is fine!) with flaps to protect delicate ears from harsh winter winds.
TRUE GRIT THERMAL SHIRT availalbe at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003. TRUE RELIGION VEST available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. BALDWIN PANTS, IRON AND RESIN GLOVES and HERSCHEL BAG availalbe at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419. NATHANIAL COLE HAT available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino