Walker Slater Menswear, Inspired by the Scottish Highlands


best edinburgh scotland travel new header series banner mathew roberts photography getty images smallEditor’s Note: Last November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Below is but one adventure of many from our stay. We hope the joy we experienced comes through in all our posts and missives from our adventure, which no doubt read better with a wee dram in hand.

If you want to channel classic Scottish Highland style, Walker Slater is the brand to shop. Founded by Paul Walker, the renowned brand is now an Edinburgh staple — and a discerning, refined option for the gentleman who appreciates rugged-yet-classic style, at home or abroad.

As Walker developed a love of tweed — combined with a love of the rolling Highlands — the brand’s classic roots started to take shape. Now, Walker Slater counts two stores in London, plus the brand’s home base in Edinburgh and an upcoming project focused on women’s fashion in Glasgow.

If there’s one particular item every guy should have in his wardrobe, it’s “a good, robust, well worn and loved Harris Tweed jacket from Walker Slater.”

If you’re unfamiliar with Walker Slater, the brand focuses on a specific take on “careless elegance” — for a modern-day example, think of James Bond’s Scottish highland wear in “Skyfall” (brogue boots, textured corduroys, a field jacket and a jaunty scarf — accented by a shotgun, naturally). Yet, Walker Slater goes far beyond traditional country wear, producing versatile tailoring up there with the best of them.

Walker Slater’s menswear channels both the grit and glamour of the Highlands, with a run of stylish tweed jackets and classic tweed trousers in a plethora of beautiful fabric varieties. The brand also features a selection of functional men’s rainwear and classic knitwear made from local Scottish yarns, high in quality and designed to last for years. However, it’s the brand’s tweed jackets that draw perhaps the most attention from customers.

“A good tweed jacket can be casual or dressed up,” Walker said. Indeed, a rich tweed jacket — like other stylish blazers for fall, winter or any colder climate — can be worn on its own atop everything from a slim henley to textured staples like a Scottish sweater or a classic chambray shirt.

Walker Slater

And the versatile nature of the brand’s classic menswear — tailored-yet-accessible — actually fits in well with what today’s customer is shopping for.

“In some ways, menswear has become quite casual,” he said. “But it can still be stylish and have great details and versatility.” The brand’s approach to functionality across multiple situations often results in repeat customers, Walker added.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Walker thinks the brand’s signature style is a must-have.

Walker Slater also has a little something for everyone in terms of styling — the brand’s Edward tweed jacket offers a slightly more traditional cut with broad shoulders and a nipped waist. The Martin tweed jacket, on the other hand, is considerably more fitted and cut for the modern gentleman, Walker said.

Related: Get the Gear: The Rugged Outdoorsman

It should come as no surprise, then, that Walker thinks the brand’s signature style is a must-have. If there’s one particular item every guy should have in his wardrobe, it’s “a good, robust, well worn and loved Harris Tweed jacket from Walker Slater.”

Shop menswear from Walker Slater, and be prepared to upgrade your wardrobe with a dash of rugged-refined Scottish elegance.

Fashion & Style

Casio Announces New G-Shock X Gorillaz Watch Collection

In honor of Casio G-Shock's 35th anniversary, the timepiece specialists have released a tantalizing collaboration with one of the world’s most successful virtual acts.
Food & Drink

The Best Hot Toddy Recipe in the Observable Universe

Here's a video guide on how to make a hot toddy and the history behind this delicious hot cocktail.
Living

Update Your Workspace with These Sleek Office Decor Ideas

Who knows? You may even be excited to sit down to your desk each morning.
Fashion & Style

The Best Work Pants for Men That Are Both Sturdy and Stylish

Work pants aren't just for the outdoorsman, but if that happens to be you? All the better.
Food & Drink

What is a Boilermaker? A Brief History and the Best Boilermaker Combos

Is there a right way to drink a boilermaker? What kind of shot do you take with your beer?
Outdoors

L.L. Bean Teams Up with Main Craft Breweries for New Beer and Boot Collab

You can win a free pair of boots by simply enjoying some beer. Incredible, we know.
Fashion & Style

Must-Have Winter Accessories to Get You Through this Year’s Cold Season

If you're warm, you're ready for the frigid days ahead.
Fashion & Style

Gear Up for Winter With the Best Fleece Clothing for Men

You definitely won't get "fleeced" when buying one of these great fleece, including gloves, sweatshirts, and pants.
Fashion & Style

Strike the Perfect Balance With the Best Yoga Pants for Men

Keep your chi centered and your goods comfortable with the best yoga pants for men — no matter the position.
Fashion & Style

Transition from Fall to Winter Seamlessly with These Stylish Shirt Jackets

With an aesthetic that draws inspiration from early 20th century work and soldier wear, this garment is cozy, strong, and resistant to the wear and tear of the everyday.
Fashion & Style

10 Best Men’s Watches Under $500

You don't have to break the bank to own an awesome timepiece.
Fashion & Style

The Snow Peak Pendleton Wool Blanket Is Camp Comfort Done Right

One of our favorite outdoor outfitters meets our favorite blanket maker in one killer collab.
Fashion & Style

Shop the Hottest Men’s Thermal Shirts Before It’s Too Cold

Thermal shirts are the best casual basic to throw on during a weekend at home.
Fashion & Style

Say Goodbye to Down with the United By Blue Bison Puffer Jacket

Bison fiber is also remarkable for its laundry list of benefits — it regulates temperature, it’s hypoallergenic, and it’s actually warm when wet.