As the weather gets colder, layers become necessary. The button down will always be a classic look, one that can take on endless styles and comfort levels. The flannel, the plaid, the Oxford. These are all fine and dandy, but sometimes we must turn to the wilderness for some clothing wisdom. Here, we’ve assembled button downs with a perfect blend of cozy and stylish; warm but not bulky. Depending on your look, these shirts can bridge the gap between urban and rural. Whether you’re grabbing an Uber on a windy city block or chopping down a tree for the holidays, these button downs are ideal.
It’s all in the buttons. Depending on how you button up and or button down, you have the ability to navigate varying degrees of casualness. Open up the sleeves, roll em’ up and show a little chest; a masculine, slacker vibe will entail. Or button up and tuck in your tails. Some of these shirts are too thick for that, but others will make you into a city-dweller. You may choose to stroll into a nice bar or concert venue on a whim. It’s up to you!
Logger Lined Long Sleeve Shirt by Orvis
Step aside Paul Bunyan, you burly beast. Make way for a more refined woodsmen, the renaissance man who has fortified a life of options for himself. A man who makes time for himself when he needs it. This Orvis long sleeve has a soft-knit inside and will keep you warm wherever you decided to spend that time.
Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket by Patagonia
This flannel is heavy, durable and lined with Thermogreen polyester, perfect when the sun sets and temperatures drop. Finding a place on the higher end of the wilderness scale, this shirt-jacket is still stylish enough to hit any city street. It’s also made from 95% recycled, organic materials, if you’re into helping the planet and stuff.
Contrast Shirt by Pendleton
Here, Pendleton has created a classic flannel look with a trimmer, fitter build. The plaid and virgin wool blend adds a simple stylistic texture that won’t go unnoticed. Perfect for layering under a nice coat or winter jacket.
Quinns Landing Jacket by Sundance
Robert Redford’s brand, Sundance, is stunning. Their men’s wear is extremely comfortable and provides Easterners with a touch of the West coast. Redford has combined the old pioneering spirit with contemporary sophistication. This button-down is a thicker, furrier option for the modern man but it is still ruggedly stylish, adding something authentic to one’s outfit. You will live in this thing.
Weathered Canvas Shirt Jac by Carhartt
Over the years, Carhartt has become more and more stylish while still accommodating to construction workers, farmers, and people who expose the clothing’s true capabilities. With the optimum durability, this plaid-lined lightweight jacket can get gritty or stay clean, giving you an approachable yet fashionable look.
Slim Heavyweight Chamois Shirt by J Crew
This dense cotton collides with a slim-fit structure and promotes a freedom for the wearer to make it his own. Rock it at a party or a wear it in the woods, both are suitable and comfy options. The color will give your outfit a calm spark.
Mariners Overshirt 2.0 by Ball & Buck
Ball & Buck is a great men’s store. Based on the backcountry, hunting styles of the Carolinas, this company’s looks are textured and simple. The ultra-soft cotton twill is just that and can be worn with layers below or not. Perfect for fall and winter.