Style Guide: Below Zero

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Slate gray skies, dropping temperatures, and icy evenings — welcome to the early stages of winter. Soon enough, the cold will be here to stay and early morning commutes will consist of impromptu ice skating along the sidewalks. And as refreshing as some may think this may be from the dog days of summer just three months earlier, now’s the time to prepare for what’s to come the best way you can — with the right gear.

That’s where signature staples like the bomber jacket, duck boots, and beanies come in handy. Of course, there are key stylish elements to consider in conjunction with the function we find blended so seamlessly into such premium products. Sounds strategic, right? Well, just have a look at the following roundup and see what we mean.

The Very Warm Hyde Bomber Jacket

Combing two premier products from The Very Warm lineup, the Hyde Bomber Jacket provides both warmth and elegance compliments of fine Italian wool, quilted flight satin sleeves, and premium Wellon fill. Also featured with the Hyde is some durable nickel hardware, soft insulated microfiber pocket interiors, and unique interior lining artwork by pop artist Gil Goren.

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Purchase: $298 (w/Promo Code)

Parks Project Trail Arrow Beanie

Made right here in the USA, this warm and comfortable beanie is just the thing to mitigate the sting of old man winter. It’s 100 percent acrylic and, better yet, supports cleanups, trail restorations and invasive plant removal efforts of our National Park systems.

Purchase: $26

Arktype RMK Paracord Quick-Release Keychain

With the security of a carabiner and the convenience of a quick release, this EDC necessity from Arktype is composed of a heavy duty black oxide military-grade HK rifle snap hook, hand-woven type III 550 paracord, and a neodymium magnetic clasp. Needless to say, don’t expect this reliable USA-made piece to ever come loose unintentionally.

Purchase: $32

Sugar Cane 2014 Jean

As a heavily sought-after material, Japanese selvedge denim is the perfect example of form meets function. Take Sugar Cane’s 2014 Jean for example. Each pair is slightly tapered below the knee and built from pure indigo-dyed 12oz unsanforized Japanese selvedge denim so they’re positioned to age with perfection over the years ahead.

Purchase: $210

Shinola Textured-Leather Billfold Wallet

Slim and malleable enough to comfortably fit in your back pocket, the Shinola Leather Billfold Wallet is a handcrafted masterpiece from the iconic brand. Both minimalist in appearance and made from midnight-blue textured calf leather, the wallet also hosts enough room for six cards, a myriad of cash, and even hosts two receipt pockets just in case.

Purchase: $210

Saturdays NYC Black Darren Duck Boots

Nothing says stylish winter wear like buffed and pebbled leather boots. Thanks to Saturdays NYC, that’s exactly what you’re getting with the Darren Duck Boots. Each pair hosts topstitching at the round toe, a lace-up closure, tonal treaded leather outsole, and tonal stitching.

Purchase: $293

Dom Vitro Promo Sunglasses

No matter what the time of year, sunglasses are always a good look. This pair of Dom Vitro does more than get the job done. That’s because they’re built from handmade acetate, boast five-barrel hinges for exceptional quality, and are also available as optical lenses.

Purchase: $295

Bamford Watch Department Mayfair

Made for daily wear and defined by a bold blue dial, the Mayfair is one handsome watch indeed. It runs off a precise Miyota 2035 Quartz movement housed within a black stainless steel case, comes equipped with a rubber strap, and features a Super LumiNova coating for superior legibility in low light.

Purchase: $560