Sustainable Men’s Outerwear

by Myron Mariano

Model: Georgiy Soltanov

The weather may be gray and gloomy, but that doesn’t mean that your wardrobe needs to follow suit. We’ve assembled some great-looking jackets, vests and coats that will not only keep you stylish and sustainable, but also protected against these continual bone-chilling temperatures.

Puffer
Don’t be fooled, the Otis P Puffer Jacket from Noize may look thin, but it has enough recycled filling to keep you warm and cozy all the way down to 23 degrees. Not bad for something you can roll up and stash in your backpack, or even tuck in your car's glove compartment!

Pictured: Burntside Trucker Jacket, Toad&Co

Trucker Jacket
Trucker jackets walk a fine line between rugged and refined. This handsome fleece-lined Burntside Trucker Jacket from Toad&Co is best worn while enjoying hot chocolate by the campfire—whether that’s in your backyard or at an actual camp.

Parka
If a parka is good enough for indigenous people fending off the frigid Arctic, it can just as easily protect you from the elements for the next few months. This bomber-parka hybrid, Nixon from Noize, is equipped with a vegan plush lined collar, a storm placket, and a detachable hood.

Overshirt
Layered sportswear pieces—a knit Tee, a pair of joggers and a thin overshirt—should be your uniform for lazy Sundays or whenever you feel like taking it easy. The Foraker Button-Down and Jackpot Jogger from Corbeaux Clothing, Rufus Knit from Poler, and Oxford Crew Light Socks from Darn Tough should do the trick!

Pictured: Wild Rogue Jacket, Prana

Shirt Jacket
Turn up the chic quotient of any shirt-and-pants combo by opting for a simple polished shirt jacket. The Wild Rogue Jacket from Prana is outfitted with clean lines and snap buttons which ensure that it will never lose its contemporary appeal. Additionally, it’s made of 100 percent organic cotton moleskin fabric, which will keep you stylish and comfortable all day long. 

Anorak
When the day doesn’t forecast snow and threatens a downpour instead, reach for the Precip Eco Anorak from Marmot, an ultralight waterproof anorak made of 100 percent recycled nylon ripstop.

Pictured: McWay Trucker Jacket, Toad&Co

Waxed Jacket
Waxed jackets are as utilitarian now as they were during the 15th century, when it’s said that mariners would smear grease on fabric to make them weatherproof. The McWay Trucker Jacket from Toad&Co combines the utility of yesteryear with the style of today. A historically rural piece of outerwear — they’re a staple with outdoor pursuits like fishing and hunting — waxed jackets also feel right at home with a polo and a pair of dark denims, such as the Follow Through Long Sleeve Shirt and Wingman Denim Lean from Toad&Co.

Vest
Channel a preppy vibe by layering a long-sleeved tee, or a sweater, with a structured vest. Poler’s Bishop Sleeveless Jacket is everything you’d look for in a functional vest and more. Finish the look with a knit scarf if you require an extra level of warmth.

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