One obvious word to describe the Lululemon Stay Puff Parka is clean. While its minimal branding and smooth lines might deceive onlookers this jacket is both warm and highly functional thanks to a 700-fill-power goose down behind waterproof, seam-sealed Glyde fabric that together provides lightweight heat retention in whatever weather. Details like a hood plus wrist and neck gaiters keep heat in where it matters most and inner silicone grips minimize twisting or riding up. Available in the only color you’d want it in: black.
Like its predecessors in the Carrera 01 family, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matte Ceramic shows off TAG’s Caliber 01 automatic movement through its skeleton dial. The difference is that this time just about everything besides the movement is made of ceramic that’s micro-blasted to matte black for a very dark and very scratch-resistant finish. Of course sapphire crystal lenses on both sides let you peer into the movement (and see the time). Else the 45mm watch pairs with either a black rubber or matching ceramic strap and features black luminescent hands and hour markers for better visibility (which would otherwise be nigh nonexistent) in the dark.
Available in 2017. Until then, check out other timepieces at Tag Heuer – $6,300
It’s devoid of apparent branding, but don’t let that fool you: Outlier’s Co/Weight Pullover Hoodie may be as close to perfect as a hoodie can get. Its knit terry construction combines a matte cotton outer with a soft merino wool inner for a substantial hoodie that looks like it’s made entirely of cotton but that’s better at thermoregulation and at fighting odors than the former alone. It’ll keep you warm, cozy (aided by a kangaroo front pocket and cotton ribbed cuffs), but airy through a wide range of climates, and ages nicely after breaking in.
Find it at Outlier – $225
One of Timex’ classics, the Waterbury, has a new face. The Timex x Mr Porter Waterbury collaboration gives the watch a clean easy-to-read look that’s adorned with a hint of retro and a domed mineral glass lens. It comes in a new colorway exclusive to Mr Porter, with black-on-black, silver and tan leather, and silver with black leather, each with a stainless steel case and 5 ATM of water resistance. And though you wouldn’t know by looking at them they’re each equipped with Indiglo, which illuminates the dial with blue light when the crown is pushed down for not-so-subtly checking the time past dusk.
If they’re warm enough for deep space then they should do the trick on planet earth. Columbia’s Rogue One Jackets take inspiration from characters in the upcoming Star Wars flick, including Jyn Erso’s jacket and vest set, Captain Cassian Andor’s parka, and a breathable rain jacket that’s based off the Imperial Death Trooper costume. They’re all fully functional and perfectly suited to inclement weather, with a removable quilted vest that can be worn alone on Jyn’s jacket, Omni-Heat Reflective and faux fur on the parka and Columbia’s OutDry material on the rain jacket coupled with two-way underarm venting to keep air moving. Some models are sold out online but stock may be available in nearby stores, so get to it if you want one.
Learn more at Columbia – $400
South Park’s been on air for an astounding twenty seasons. The Burton x South Park collection celebrates that milestone with an assortment of accessories pulled straight from the show including Kenny’s hood, Kyle’s green trapper, and both Cartman and Stan’s beanies. They’re all perfectly wearable — as you’d expect of any Burton product — for braving the cold winter months, with a Sherpa fleece lining on the trapper and Thermex bonded fleece with faux fur trim on Kenny’s hood. Pair one of the hats with Burton’s South Park socks or leather mittens for the complete look.
Check out the full collection at Burton – $30+
Don a Weef Leather Tie and we’re fairly certain people will notice. Each of this Cape Town startup’s skinny ties is handmade of premium full grain leather that’ll probably last forever and age nicely (like leather tends to). They come in six colors that span (from left to right) brown, grey, navy, as well as (not shown) oxblood, black, and cognac, and require little maintenance. Though to sharpen up just iron over your tie on low heat with a pure cotton ironing cloth for a crisp, clean look.
Pick one up at Weef – $84
With the short-sleeve BUMI Base Layer you no longer have to sacrifice comfort for convenience. Made from a technical polyester fabric that’s stitched together with flatlock seams, the Base Layer is soft, antimicrobial, quick to wick away sweat, and packs down neatly into a compact form that can easily hide in a bag or pocket. The mesh compartment into which to stash the shirt also doubles as a pocket while worn. It’s the epitome of functional clothing designed for travel and experiencing the outdoors. Part of a limited 100-piece run, so act fast if you want one.
Learn more at BUMI – $18
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