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Ridgemont Outback

Tough enough for a hike but with a sleek city-friendly profile, the Ridgemont Outback is perfect for those days that border on the adventurous. Its waterproof oiled full grain leather upper is coupled to a vulcanized rubber outsole that’s as good on asphalt as it is on the trail. Comfort is enhanced by a removable Ortholite innersole as well as a trackboard within the sole that provides a moderate level of stiffness. Choose between five colors, including brown/olive (shown), a subtler black/grey, and a bright auburn/red.

Grab a pair at Ridgemont or Amazon – $135

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JackThreads Topcoat

Finishing off your winter-weather look with a well-cut topcoat can feel like throwing on a suit of armor. Consider one cut in a slim, modern fit in an of-the-moment color and you very well might never want to put on another topcoat. This particular piece of outerwear comes direct from JackThreads’ new menswear vertical, part of a branded relaunch that takes excellent essentials — like the ever-necessary topcoat — and reworks them for the modern man. Featuring a heavyweight wool blend, patch pockets ideal for both casual and tailored wear, plus slim lapels that mimic the cut of a trim blazer, this topcoat is one piece that you’ll actually look forward to bundling up in no matter how cold it might be outside. It doesn’t hurt that the price will leave lots left over for hot chocolate when out and about in the snow.

Learn more at JackThreads – $230

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Garwood Watches

Decent looking wood watches are hard to come by, particularly since working with the naturally fragile material requires thicker lines and a bolder design. But it plays in perfectly with the overall aesthetics of Garwood Watches. Each piece — link, case, everything — is handcrafted using light American Maple or dark Indonesian Sandlewood and fitted with a Japanese quartz Miyota 2035 movement. They also include complementary or contrasting copper faces in white, black, and red (shown), plus a special edition Packers’ green.

Learn more at Garwood – $160

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Shinola Runwell Midnight

There are watches you throw on just to tell the time, and there are watches that are works of art, pieces you’d gladly show off in your living room. And the Shinola Runwell in Midnight is certainly display-worthy. Hand-assembled in Detroit, the 47mm Runwell mixes refined design with a dash of ruggedness. A rose-gold case plating is complemented handsomely by midnight blue dial that’s just different enough from other watches on the market, and it’s complete with Shinola’s characteristic eye for heritage design. The Swiss-made movement is among the most accurate in the business, and to ensure the timepiece is fit for the boardroom, a premium dark Oxblood football leather strap finishes things off beautifully. Feel free to wear this watch with everything from a navy suit to a shawl cardigan — it’s likely you won’t want to take it off.

Learn more at Shinola or check out their other offerings at Amazon – $600+

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Autodromo Group B Automatic

Inspired by the early to mid ’80s era of motorsport, the Autodromo Group B Automatic pays homage to the style and exotic materials used in race cars at the time. The 39mm timepiece’s aspect is decidedly high tech, complimented by a titanium capsule that’s bolted together with stainless steel lugs that also makes it the lightest watch ever crafted by Autodromo at an undeniably lightweight 52 grams (1.83 ounces). Each is capped with sapphire crystal, powered by a Miyota 9015 self-winding movement with 42 hour power reserve, and comes with two nylon racing straps with custom buckles, one grey (shown) and one black.

Find it at Autodromo – $925

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Tanner Goods x PF Flyers Center Hi Indigo

Updating a classic silhouette can be tricky, especially a much-loved sneaker style. But bridging craftsmanship and style is what the folks at both Tanner Goods and P.F. Flyers excel at, so it’s only fitting that the two teamed up this fall to update P.F. Flyers’ iconic Center Hi style — and you’re going to like the results. US-sourced Indigo Legacy Horween leather teams well with the sturdy and durable sole one has come to expect from P.F. Flyers in the new offering. The flat wax laces add a premium touch, while the beautiful shade of blue should pair well with everything from sturdy denim to corduroys and chinos. It might be tough resisting the urge to wear them seven days a week, though they can certainly stand up to it.

Learn more at Tanner Goods – $240

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Jachs NY Two Pocket Button Down Coat

When the blustery winds of fall and winter are just too much and a standard jacket won’t cut it, reach for something with a bit extra built in. Known for its American-focused design and craftsmanship, JACHS NY pumps out modern updates to classics — pieces exactly like this Two Pocket Button Down Coat. The wool-blend down coat’s quilted lining belies its stylish nature by playing off classic sportswear details like ribbed cuffs and a trim silhouette. The grey-and-navy combo is versatile enough to rock with dark denim & sneakers on the weekends, and it can also pull double-duty as a blazer replacement with sharp chinos. That’s about all you can ask for in a fall & winter jacket.

Find it at Jachs NY – $220

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Minus-8 Square Chrono

A classic aviation timepiece with a modern twist, Minus-8’s Square Chrono boasts a bold look and technology to fit. Its case is made of 316L stainless steel that’s coated by physical vapor deposition for extreme hardness and corrosion-resistance, and is coupled to a vegetable tanned leather strap that puts its raw suede back in contact with your wrist. Sapphire crystal keeps the lens scratch-free, and 10 atmospheres of water-resistance makes the watch suitable for swimming, snorkelling, or, more likely, everyday life.

Read more at Minus-8 – $400

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American Trench Merino Watch Cap

It’s often the smallest upgrades that make the biggest difference when it comes to style. And when the weather gets brutally cold, a beanie that combines lux materials with functionality is the first thing you should reach for. Made in the USA by a company that knows how to do things the right way, American Trench’s superfine merino Watch Cap uses high grade, moisture-wicking Italian Merino wool in a versatile array of color options for style and warmth that won’t quit this winter. The latest seamless knitting technology ensures that it’ll last as long as you need it to, and well beyond that.

Learn more at American Trench – $85

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2015 Nike Mag

There’s little doubt that the Nikes featured in Back to the Future II three decades ago inspired a lot of sneaker lust. And now those power laces-equipped kicks are a reality, albeit in a very limited release, in the form of the 2015 Nike Mag, the first pair of which was gifted to Michael J. Fox. The sneakers come complete with power laces and a system that individually responds to the wearer, adapting support, fit and comfort on the fly. This technology is also being tested by Nike across shoes suited to multiple sports, which we strongly hope entails the inclusion of power laces in more mainstream sneakers (considering that the 2015 Nike Mag will only be available via auction next spring to the benefit of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research).

Learn more at Nike – $TBA

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