Let these cool fall evenings serve as a reminder, gentlemen – this is New York City. Wintry mix is coming.
But whither the cold-weather wear that won’t make you look like a downhill racer who inadvertently wandered onto a Manhattan sidewalk?
Founded by “outdoor enthusiasts who live in the city,” Aether’s all about the marriage of form and function. I.e., gear that’ll stand up to a style blogger’s lens as well as a stern glove-slap from Ma Nature.
Amid snowmobiles, motorcycles and at least one wall made of wooden logs, you’ll find top-layers like the streamlined Union Bicycle Jacket, a waterproof, breathable zip-up perfect for the morning run. Or the evening pint.
See also the more heavy-duty Anorak – insulated and windproof, with tapered seams to keep out the elements, but a silhouette sharp enough to hold its own with selvedge denim and a pair of leather boots.
And these Swedish axes. Perfect for throwing log-splitting.
Not that you’ll need a fire in these duds.