Going Rogue

By The Editors
November 28, 2012 9:00 am

Getting clothes for the holidays: not usually considered badass. Unless you’re really, really into socks.

Toughening up your sartorial wish list: ruggedly stylish NYC brand Rogue’s first-ever online store, now taking orders for holiday delivery.

Around since ‘99, Rogue’s beloved by many a famous, er, rogue, from The Black Keys to Gerard Butler – primarily because putting together a tough-as-nails ensemble’s as simple as falling off a motorcycle. To wit:

The Pants
Rogue offers slim moleskin trousers to corduroy cargos, but first up it’s all about simple and classic: their black rocker jean has zippered rear pockets and a bit of stretch, good for a slim fit that cuts a mean figure without crossing into trying-too-hard territory.

The Jacket
Every guy needs a leather. Period. Check Rogue’s Vintage Flight Jacket, a classic black number in artfully-weathered cowhide with snap chest pockets and a moto collar – throwing it on over a heathered henley or striped thermal is the perfect way to look casually put together when you’re rushing out the door and don’t feel like, well, trying.

The Shoes
While Rogue peddles footwear from cap toe brogues to burnished monk straps, a kit like this needs to be topped (bottomed?) off with a proper boot. Their wingtip lace-up’s flinty enough to round out a jeans/jacket/tee combo but still looks proper with a pair of wool trousers, plus rubber tread prevents any “Bambi on Ice” action on slick winter streets.

‘Cuz Bambi just ain’t badass.

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