I wanted to create a simple look that focused on warmth and manliness. I began with the Eddie Bauer quilted vest; puffy coats are in at the moment and the huntery-olive green color of this vest gives a feeling of outdoors in the winter. I then searched for a shoe to match– a boot was a given, and these Eastland boots are not only full of style (and on sale), but have a timeless appeal that will consistently flow into the winter wardrobe of any man who purchases them. The denim came next, I first paired the vest and boots with a pair of corduroy trousers, and though they matched well, it made the look more preppy and less outdoorsy, so I opted for a pair of straight-legged rugged jeans. I then needed a shirt, I initially focused on long-sleeve shirts in reds, browns, greens, and plaids, but none of them quite coordinated with the vest. So I began to look for henleys, they’re simple, warm, manly and this grey and red one adds the perfect amount of subtle contrast that allows for each piece to stand on its own. As always accessories help to pull a look together, and I needed to bring out the warm red on the shirt, while still allowing the look to flow. The Johnston & Murphy scarf ties together the warm red and the blue jeans with its subtle pattern. The outdoors bag was added as an optional accessory, and of course the belt matches the shoes. And that’s how I created this simple manly outdoorsman look.
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