With an unseasonally cool summer behind us, it may seem depressing to think about the possibility of a colder fall and winter (thanks for nothing, El Nino). However, we’ve still got to enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather before the crush of snow and ice begins again. Your old t-shirt and flip flops may do fine in June and July, but if you’re planning on some trail time this fall, you’ll need some sturdy – and fashionable – clothes for living the real mountain life.
The team at Jackson Wyoming based Mountain Khakis know a thing or two about designing apparel that not only can stand up to a few seasons of abuse on the trails, but looks good in the office and around town too. An added bonus is that you won’t have to live in the typical “bro flannel” to claim some authentic above-the-treeline style. We got a sneak peek at the Fall ’14 line up that just launched, and it is perfect addition for any man looking to add a little rugged Americana to his closet.
The all new Yak Shirt is made from a blend of organic cotton, hemp, and real yak wool. We know what you’re thinking. No it doesn’t smell like a stinky Himalayan Yak. Yes, it actually feels softer than merino, and has the same anti-odor and temperature regulating properties. We recommend pairing it with the Stagecoach Vest, especially if your Saturday morning includes loading your dogs into the truck for a long hike.
For a little more nostalgic look, the Ranch Shearling Jacket is the perfect throwback. The classic silhouette is complimented by a cotton/spandex canvas outerlayer, and a luxurious, wicking liner that provides insulation and will keep you dry and comfortable all season long. Throw it on over a pair of the Camber 107 work pants, and you’ll fit right in tossing hay bales in the barn, or kicking off a weekend bar crawl.
Not everyone is lucky enough to spend the fall in the Front Range or the Tetons. No matter where you call home though, the mountains are calling for a few last golden weeks of summer and fall. Skip the suit and pick up some new Mountain Khakis this fall and feel what living the mountain life is all about.