Menswear Look Of The Week: The Great Outdoorsman
Whether you’re enduring the morning traffic pile-up or battling tons of crowds on foot, being sardined in a city can drive anyone up a wall. A bit of advice: Break those walls and escape to the Great Outdoors for a weekend, for a night, even for an afternoon. You’ll need just the staples: Warm, cozy duds to get you through some time under the stars. But the absence of others doesn’t mean an absence of style. Here’s what to wear during your escape.
In situations such as these, I always start my planning with the jacket and pants—in this case, the Filson Shooting Clays and Baldwin jeans. Think sturdy; this jacket needs to bear the elements (or just a night or two outdoors), just like the jeans, which is where the thick selvedge Baldwins are instant winners. Next up, opt for a comfortable sweater, a.k.a. nothing with buttons. Adriano Goldschmied makes these ultra-cushy crewneck sweaters in a cashmere/merino wool blend that you’ll never want to take off. They’re a bit pricier for something you’d most likely end up using as a pillow if you forget yours (been there!), but anything of this caliber will keep you warm and comfortable.
Lastly, the gear. There’s no need for an industrial, trail-designed boot in this situation. You’re going camping—basically “glamping”—not on a “Man vs. Wild” mission. Clarks scream rugged design, and although they’re made of more luxe materials, these boots will hold up on a hike. Top off the outfit with a roomy rucksack and a pocket notebook (just for fun) for your overnight gear, and you’re into the wild in comfortable, casual style.
Filson Wool-Tweed Shooting Clays jacket ($340 at Devil City); Adriano Goldschmied sweater ($270 at Adriano Goldschmied); Baldwin jeans ($179 at Collective); Herschel backpack ($85 at East + West); Clarks Desert Boots ($129 at Clarks); Field Notes notepad ($10 at East + West)