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We’re still finding creative ways to layer up this season, courtesy of double-breasted pinstripe sweaters from Connolly, more-luxurious-than-they-need-be puffer vests by Eleventy and a supremely Drake’s interpretation of the fleece zip. Elsewhere, we have Smock’s simple yet sublime evolution of the hooded sweatshirt, Donegal cardigans by Buck Mason and a genuine tweed ski suit by Noah. Strap in.
Drake’s Boucle Wool Zip Fleece Jacket
How does Drake’s strip the zip fleece of its bland Portlandia connotations? Easy: By basing its design off of 1970s hiking gear and utilizing a nubby boucle fabric made from 60 percent wool.
Eleventy Mixed Media Down Puffer Vest
The Milanese label has applied its refined touch to the down vest, resulting in a puffer with panels made from either suede or a linen-wool-silk blend sourced from the Ermenegildo Zegna mill. Fancy as that may be, don’t refrain from wearing it with your favorite light-washed jeans.
Paul Stuart Single Ply Cashmere Sweatshirt
Yes, cashmere deserves to dress down, too—which is why Paul Stuart fashioned this single-ply number as a classic athletic sweatshirt complete with a V-inset detail. Dress accordingly below with denim and canvas sneakers.
Lemaire Suede Slip-On Shoes
Lemaire’s suede slip-on might be the perfect shoe for a time when no one knows whether they’re going back to the office. It’s business below with a stitched welt and a rubber-crepe sole, but features a soft, v-cut upper that can be stepped into like a slipper.
Buck Mason Donegal Cardigan
Combining the best of traditional craftsmanship with modern fabrics, Buck Mason’s Donegal cardigan is linked together by hand and made from a soft blend of merino, alpaca and nylon. Wear it over a tee as a piece of light outerwear, or above a button-down shirt as part of a layered ensemble.
Aspesi Suede Shirt Jacket
Suede shirt jacket season shows no signs of abating, and that’s just as well considering this bang-up model from Aspesi. Made in Italy from 100 percent lamb suede, it features button snap fastenings and chest flap pockets for just the right amount of workwear appeal.
Garbstore Grande Shirt
This lightweight Japanese cotton shirt is what we imagine Two-Face might wear on his day off. For your purposes, try pairing it to a simple pair of chinos and your favorite loafers.
Carmina Chukka Boots
Frigid temperatures and excessive amounts of ice melt can’t make this chukka flinch. Between its dressy York rubber sole, subtle round toe and patterned calf leather upper, it’s like having a pair of snow tires for your suit.
Connolly Pinstripe Wool Double Breasted Mac
Previously on the endangered patterns list, pinstripe has been re-introduced to the wild via this double-breasted merino wool sweater from Connolly. Forget all the trappings of power dressing and wear it over a favorite tee and jeans at home.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Plaid Wool Tweed Jacket
Shirt jackets are typically associated with workwear, but Ralph Lauren has given it the luxury treatment via this wool tweed piece from Purple Label. It can even be paired with a matching vest to form two-thirds of a three-piece suit.
Nanushka Check Print Cotton Bowling Shirt
We were sure that Charlie Sheen had killed off the bowling shirt for good, but Nanushka has revived it with this 100 percent cotton model in a tasteful, small-scale check. Now, just try wearing it with tapered trousers instead of billowy cargo shorts.
Noah Ski Suit
If your idea of a ski suit remains a DayGlo sleeping bag, let us introduce you to Noah’s iteration. This distinctly different take is made in Italy from Donegal tweed, but earns practicality points from a drawcord waist, rib knit storm cuffs and nylon knee panels.
MoMa Raawii Small Strom Bowl
Car keys, change, cherries—don’t mind us, we’re just listing all the things that could be held in this MoMa-approved earthenware bowl, alphabetically. Coins, craisins, cranberries…
Smock Rework Hooded Pullover
Most people have never looked at a hooded sweatshirt and thought, “Hey, I bet I can add at least two more pockets to that.” But most people are not Smock, which made this hand-dyed hoodie from 14-ounce brushed French terry in Los Angeles.
Trunk Wigmore Cotton Needlecord Suit Jacket
No, it’s not too late in the season to dip into corduroy tailoring. Pick up this soft-shouldered model, made in Italy from hearty English corduroy, and do your best impression of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.