For adventure-seeking millennials, Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive don’t have anything on the performance and functional fashion coming from the outdoor apparel sector.
Polar fleece, cargo jeans, fisherman vests and hybrid hikers are among the coveted items this fall and winter season for consumers wishing to cop the outdoor look.
And the functional fashion isn’t only for diehard outdoor enthusiasts. As influential designers like Heron Preston and Christopher Raeburn put an edgy spin on garments like anoraks and raincoats, and performance fabrics become part of the mainstream, expect to see outdoor fashion emerge as the next trend to be adopted by the luxury streetwear market.
Begin building your streetwear-meets-outdoor wardrobe with these 10 essential pieces.
Timberland Outdoor Archive Camo Puffer Jacket
A stalwart in the outdoor space, Timberland revisits the archive to bring back this classic puffer coat with a sustainable twist. The coat is made with 100 percent recycled polyester from PET bottles and offers TherMore Ecodown thermal insulation for a toasty feel. Here, the abstract camouflage print is designed to standout.
Buy Timberland Outdoor Archive Camo Puffer Jacket, $218, here.
Fjallraven Greenland Long Jeans
Fjallraven proves that sustainable fashion can be made to last with its Greenland jeans for men. Made with organic cotton and recycled polyester, the jeans feature a gusset at the crotch for added mobility on the trail or hitting the pavement and offers an assortment of pockets for everyday necessities.
Buy Fjallraven’s Greenland Long Jeans, $129.95, here.
Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Fjord Flannel Shirt
A basic in men’s wardrobes, Patagonia’s lightweight Fjord flannel shirt is a rugged yet soft base for the heaps of puffer vests and shearling coats the outdoor fashion trends calls for.
Buy Patagonia’s Lightweight Fjord Flannel Shirt, $55.30, here.
Off-White Y013 Logo-Print Shell Backpack
Not a survival pack, but just as important to a fashionista is Off-White’s Y013 backpack. The bag’s logo and construction symbols are a nod to industrial design, while its yellow shell is identifiable in any city or naturescape.
Buy Off-White’s Y013 Logo-Print Shell Backpack, $755, here.
Idopy Casual Multi Pockets Denim Cargo Jeans
Heavy duty and durable, Idopy’s 100 percent cotton jeans for men are equipped with all the pockets an urban adventurist would need—six, in fact. The loose fit gives the wearer total freedom of movement.
Buy Idopy’s Casual Multi Pockets Denim Cargo Jeans, $37.99, here.
Heron Preston Printed Fleece Back Hoodie
Designer Heron Preston elevates the basic black hoodie, a staple in his collection, with his signature heron and lily print. The cuffs are detailed with Cyrillic text that translates to “style.”
Buy Heron Preston’s Printed Fleece Back Hoodie, $560, here.
UO Kimmy Quilted Snow Overall
Snow days are made fashionable thanks to UO’s minimalist snow overall. A racerback silhouette and cinched waist with an adjustable cord keeps the one-piece sleek and perfect for stylish layers.
Buy UO Kimmy Quilted Snow Overall, $129, here.
H&M Pile Jacket
The teddy bear jacket was a major trend in women’s last winter. And now, it’s the men’s turn. H&M offers a wearable take on the cozy jacket with this polyester version lined with mesh. The jacket’s soft pile and stand-up collar is ideal for brisk fall days.
Buy H&M’s Pile Jacket, $39.99, here.
Elastic Waistband Wide Leg Jeans
A touch of ’90s nostalgia brings a cool vibe to Topshop’s elastic waistband wide leg jeans. The panel style utility detailing adds just the right amount of outdoor styling without the bulk.
Buy Topshop’s Wide Leg Jeans, $75, here.
Cole Haan Men’s Zerogrand Hiker Waterproof Hiking Boot
A waterproof hiker is a mainstay in men’s winter wardrobes. Cole Haan offers a premium take on the versatile shoe with its Zerogrand hiker. The boot features forefoot and heel rubber pods for added traction and durability and a lightweight sole for comfort and ease.
Buy Cole Haan’s Zerogrand Hiker Waterproof Hiking Boot, $250, here.