Tyler Copeland is one of the most stylish men we know, and he’s also one of the savviest shoppers. As founder of The Sale Scout, it’s his goal to track down deals on men’s fashion without compromising his look, which is classic American with a modern twist. We sent Tyler on a mission at the mall: to find the best rugged winter fashions for guys. An avid online shopper, Tyler was a bit skeptical about dealing with the mall…until he got there. “I admit: I was surprised by how great it looked,” he says. “The stores were bustling, and there were tons of options.”
Here are his favorites.
“You can always count on J. Crew for having plenty of shirting options for men, but this Moleskin shirt is the season’s shining star. It looks just like a hunting and camping shirt from the ‘50s—minus the old boxy fit. I’m gifting this shirt to myself this year.”
The Over Shirt
“New to MOA is legendary Swedish outdoor brand, Fjällräven. This store is packed with rugged, adventure-ready wears. This gray wool over shirt was hands-down my top pick. Wear it as a middle layer or as a light jacket. I can’t image a guy this wouldn’t look good on.”
“Every guy needs a lined vest. This one from Club Monaco is thin enough to wear over any shirt without making you sweat. It takes any ordinary outfit to cool in just one zip.”
“The L.L. Bean store at MOA is packed with treasures, and this wool fisherman’s sweater is everything you’d expect from the brand: handmade in Ireland, and under $150. This is a sweater you’ll be handing down to your grandkids.”
“Beanies, beanies, beanies… if your guy doesn’t own a nice looking beanie (not the one he wears to shovel the driveway), then get him this one from the North Face. Heritage inspired, super soft and under $30.”
“Hestra is well known for producing the warmest mittens and gloves, and that means a lot. The brand can be hard to find here in Minnesota, but Fjällräven has the entire line-up ready to tackle ol’ man winter.”
“In Minnesota, we need heavy duty boots and Sorel is the brand to count on. I have these boots and can attest to their warmth and comfort. And because these are remakes of a classic boot from 1964, they’ve got that perfect vintage look.”
“In a town where Red Wing reigns supreme, stand out with these boots from Wolverine. I like to think of Wolverine 1Ks as the more refined boot. The design looks less outdoorsy and a bit more polished when paired with denim or dress pants.”
“Buying nice sunglasses in the winter is always a smart move. Retailers often mark down their top selling brands. These sunnies were made famous by film legend Steve McQueen and are still hand-crafted in Italy.”
“For the man who appreciates quality timepieces, this stunning watch from Bell & Ross is the epitome of understated cool.”
Also see Tyler’s picks for Street Style at the mall—jackets, jeans, and sneakers.
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