Originally published for Branded Magazine at http://brandedyyc.com/seasonal-denial-disorder/
The Tolerably-Cold Lumberjack
On the days where you walk out the door to a mildly-frosty +5 degrees, your body will unconsciously start wanting some warmer options, even if you are consciously trying to deny it. Trick everybody into thinking you’ve lived here long enough to be used to our cold (spoiler alert: you never get used to it) by buttoning up your thick flannel shirt all the way, thus concealing underneath a full-sleeve insulating shirt in terry cotton or similar. AKA: pull off your same fall streetwear-lumberjack look without needing to chop wood all day to stay warm. Bonus 100 Paul Bunyan points for an awesome locally-designed toque like the one here from Camp Brand Goods.
Push the utilitarian city lumberjack swagger (and your pattern game) a step further with a pattern duffel or weekender bag. This one from Fossil is my favourite bag I've ever owned, and feels right at home in this look especially.