Though it has not quite happened yet, soon all the leaves will have fallen off the trees and cleared off of our yards. For the majority of the winter Denver is not covered in snow, but rather the greyed out muted ground colors of cold weather along with the bold colors of the obnoxiously early yet remarkably beautiful mid afternoon sunsets.

With daylight hours occupying less of our day we have to think about how we can dress more intentionally for colder temperatures while still holding tight to our approach of clothing as a curation of art pieces. This particular collection brings together wears from Spain, France, Canada, and New Zealand in an aesthetically pleasing and surprisingly functional way. When the cut of each layer is well planned, the full fit can be remarkably nimble.

Canadians know winter. The Muttonhead Cycling Dress Shirt, out of Toronto, is very fitting and impressively agile. The shirt is made with light recycled hemp which not only adds to its durability, but because hemp is a hollow fiber it traps heat to make it a great insulator. The collar and upper are made of a cotton oil cloth that looks incredible from behind the other layers.

The TwoThirds Pluvia shirt makes a reappearance this week with a different color way simply because it is such a great mid layer. Coming out of the sailing and surf culture of San Sebastian, Spain, the shirt has a little more room so it fits nicely on top of the Muttonhead shirt without sizing up, but not too much room so it will not bunch up or twist under the outer layer. The pattern lays nicely against to solid colors and provides an intriguing yet clean stand alone when the jacket is removed.

Most of the winter days in Denver do not require a heavy duty coat, especially when we are layering on top of two warm shirts. The Tucson Blazer by Sixpack France provides plenty of warmth with a sherpa lining while keeping it sharp with a blazer style button up. It features a convertible mao collar to add another layer to the neck if needed.

We love the Muttonhead Cycling pants because of the way they combine comfort, quality, and style. Made out of an organic cotton twill trouser fabric, these are not to be confused with sweatpants. They feature an elastic waist and ankle that help to stay comfortable while trapping your own body heat inside the pant.

 As the winter solstice approaches and the days continue to shorten, don't let that seemingly dreary mentality degrade your dress in method or purpose. A small interjection of intentionality can dramatically change your winter presence.

 Whether you're in a high desert climate like Denver, dealing with the frigid conditions of New York, or are in a relatively unchanged San Francisco, we're all dealing with these shorter days and being prepared while remaining styled is something we can all unite in.

 


Fall is a great time to get creative with the way your clothes are worn. Its a time of year when you can mix clothes from the summer with the warmer clothes needed as seasons transition. Getting back to the idea that clothing is art, and layering is an art, when leaves start changing and colors are vibrant, it inspires us to put together something that reflects what we experience around town and in the mountains. 

Fall is also a time when it is a good idea to be prepared for unpredictable temperatures. Having multiple layer options that can easily be removed or added onto gives you the freedom to leave town sporadically and get into the mountains for a hike. We are all about taking advantage of our close proximity to the mountains and always encourage others to intentionally take time away to get out there and explore!

Because it comes so naturally during summer, it is easy to start with a great t-shirt that can stand alone if the temperature permits. Coming out of San Sebastian, Spain, the TwoThirds Reddo t-shirt inspires that idea not limited by terrain or locality to be outside. The color choice is an obvious reflection of the browning leaves that decorate the ground during fall.

The Japan Blue selvedge chinos are a great all purpose pant. The goal when producing the fabric was to create a lightweight chino fabric that would be easy to wear and age well too with constant wear. This, paired with a slim tapered fit means they look great dressed up, or will withstand and be comfortable through a rough hike through the dirty, rocky mountains.

Its always good to wear a shirt that has room enough to really move around while keeping it fitted so you can layer over it. The Salmo shirt by TwoThrids is named after the wild salmon and his efforts to get up that river and never give up. Made out of 100% organic cotton and constructed in a way to make it really durable, the Salmo is made to be used and live in. The color tone sits in between the lighter tee and darker over shirt.

The idea of "Everyday Fall" continues to go back to the idea of spontaneous exploration. Gitman Brothers has been making the highest quality shirts for over 80 years. The Black Watch Quilt shirt can be worn in the most formal situations, or the most adventurous. The thickness of the shirt allows it be be worn as an outer layer to keep you warm when the sun goes down or the elevation goes up.