Looking Rake-ish

A fall weekend like this one in the Northeast, as chilly as a significant other’s stare when you get yet another tweed jacket back from the tailor, is the perfect time to justify mildly rugged outdoor gear. Because a guy can’t possibly rake leaves for a half an hour then “hike” to a coffee shop without at least a little Gore-Tex. Pictured above is some of my favorite yardwork gear: St. Alfred/Ebbets Field Flannels fitted cap, vintage Class 5 down vest, Engineered Garments hooded zip sweatshirt, Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1947 jeans, Patagonia tech web belt (also a bottle opener), and Danner Mtn Trail boots. Pro tip: if you cuff your pants, shake out accumulated leaf debris before going back inside.