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I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – there comes a time in many relationships when a woman steps in as the fashion guide and expert. And I don’t mind stepping in as yours, too. In fact, I find the act of helping my man shop to be an absolute joy. I took my boyfriend shopping for the first time last month, and there’s no denying that it’s helped facilitate our shared commitment to being a power couple.
Boys, follow my lead, and you’ll have them saying, “Damn, Daddy,” when you step out on the streets. And the best part about all of my picks is that you could potentially get them for free from Man Outfitters. When you sign up for our email list, you automatically sign up to win a $500 Man Outfitters gift card. $500 can do miracles for your wardrobe. And if you’re not the grand winner, no worries – 11 people will get $50 gift cards, which will still give your wallet a boost. Also, when you sign up, you get first-to-know status on deals like Black Friday and Cyber Monday and stay up-to-date on fresh releases from brands like Patagonia, Rodd and Gunn, Travis Mathew, and Southern Marsh. It’s very VIP.
I worked long and hard to curate this list because the Man Outfitters’ aesthetics are on point, but decisions must be made. For the upcoming cold-weather months, these are the items that will take you to the next level:
One thing I learned from living in NYC this summer is that what differentiates the seemingly stylish guys from the definitely stylish guys are accessories. The love is in the details, y’all, and if a guy pulls out these gloves, he gets a LOT of credit. They’re fresh as hell and let the people know you mean business.
The graphic on this Rowdy Gentleman sweatshirt gives it a vintage feel, and it just makes you look like the guy to kick it with. It says, “I know how to cut loose, and I prefer to do it in a snow-covered cabin that has a wood fire going in a large stone fireplace.” And while you’re at it, pls invite me to this party with a plus one via Instagram.
I just learned from the Touching Base guys that “QZ” is the term the with-it boys are using to refer to quarter-zip pullovers. They’re comfortable, they’re convenient, and, unlike a full-zip sweater, you can get away with wearing them as a shirt. I love this tri-colored model from Patagonia. It’s classic, every single color choice is perfect, and there’s no way that it isn’t extremely cozy.
Joggers have become a staple, and I’m thrilled about it. They have the comfort of a sweatpant and a sinched ankle that makes you look athletic while simultaneously showing off your kicks. These Patagonia joggers, in particular, are lined with fleece, which provides the warm, gentle comfort in the winter months that makes you a less miserable person. Whether you’re running errands, hanging out at home, or wearing athleisure to the bars, this is the way to do it.
Anyone who lives in a place where it snows knows that the most important thing about your winter boots is that they’re waterproof. I did not know this, and I found out the hard way when I visited NYC last December, stepped in one of those puddles that looks an inch deep and turns out to be eight inches deep, and then spent the rest of the day on the verge of frostbite. These boots by Sorel are not only waterproof, they’re fly as well. I love the black border at the top and the ombre fade at the toe, and they’ll match with almost everything.
I’m really excited about this 3-in-1 jacket, and you should be, too. The outer shell is rain- and snow-proof, and the lines are so clean that it automatically makes you look like you have your shit together.
Or if you’re in a milder environment, you can shed the heavy jacket and wear the lightweight liner jacket.
Then, when you’re ready to get wild, you can reverse the liner jacket and get to my favorite part, the camo. It’s guaranteed to set you apart from the sea of basic boys, and that shows confidence. Be bold, and do it in style.
In line with my theory on the power of accessories, I present to you this lightweight duffel bag. Aside from being a great gym bag, it can also make for a great overnight bag, and whoever you’re spending the night with will be very impressed that this is how you traverse the city.
Okay, guys, I’ve given you my favorite looks, and now the rest is up to you. How do you like to stay fly in the wintertime? Check out Man Outfitters for apparel that will keep you looking bomb all-year-round, and don’t forget to sign up here to get updates on your favorite brands, first-to-know status about deals like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and, best of all, a chance to win free money, honey. .
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