Guy Style // Shells are Swell

Mr. Pepper is back with another great Guy Style post for you today!  Keep reading for his take on Spring-layering for dudes, and as usual – feel free to pass this post along to the stylish men in your life!

Shop for Shells…

If you are anything like me, as the winter months drag on, your outerwear starts to feel a little stale, tired, and heavy.  There are only so many days I can choose between a wool peacoat and a quilted down jacket before I feel like curling up in the fetal position and dreaming of my San Diego days where the temperature is always an infuriating 72 degrees.
From time to time, I like to switch things up by forgoing my heavy overcoats while still aiming to keep warm by layering a lighter shell on top.  Whether it’s a tailored trenchcoat for business meetings or a thin windbreaker for your more casual adventures, the key is to make sure your outer shell is capable of blocking the wind and allowing your sweaterand base-layers to do the heavy lifting.

For the particularly chilly day-trip pictured above, I was headed out to explore the town and campus of Princeton, NJ with my best girl, and paired my light-weight vintage utility jacket with a cable-knit shawl-collar sweater and a warm flannel underneath.  It’s an easy, yet style-centric look, that will keep you warm but won’t cause you to overheat when stepping into a coffee shop for a treat (or waiting while your wife tries on clothes from the local shops).

If you end up trying out for yourself, and let me know what you think!

Top to Bottom:
Aviators – Red Star (similar)
Plaid flannel shirt – J. Crew (similar)
Shawl collar sweater – J. Crew
Tan shell – Vintage, Brooklyn Flea (similar here and shop more options above!)
Tapered skinny jeans – Unbranded Denim
Desert boots – Clarks USA

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