What's cool about the style being touted as "Mountain Man" is that it's not limited to outdoor enthusiasts. Puff jackets, thick-soled leather boots, khakis and skull caps can transition from the packed dirt floor of Joshua Tree to Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd. with relative ease.
Woolrich John Rich & Bros.' latest collection for fall/winter 2014 "The New Outdoors", which recently debuted at Milano Moda Uomo, presents looks that'll surely gain traction as the year wears on.
The Pennsylvania-based brand drew inspiration from wool and wood - two materials that represent both the transition from fall to winter and natural surroundings - to create a collection of layering pieces, knits, water-repellent nylon blazers and coats made with deluxe materials. (The fur hood on the Eskimo Coat is mean, son. Mean.)
Each look bears a few touches of outdoor, sportswear (see: Arctic Parka) and formal wear, adding that elusive edge of versatility.
Keep an eye out for Woolrich's collab with Tuscan shoemaker Buttero, too. Word is they've created a sneaker with Teflon treatment and leather detailing.
[via Woolrich John Rich & Bros.]