Cold weather doesn’t stop weekend warriors from finding their adventure. Keeping it casual during time away from your 9 to 5 is an important part of taking time for yourself, but there’s a fine line between comfortable and careless. It can be tough to resist the temptation of hibernating into a wardrobe of sweatpants and hoodies, which is why we’re here to give you style inspiration with one of our favourite looks for the winter months, from top to bottom.
All items featured here are available for purchase at Mr. Derk, barring Clo’s Weekend Warrior leather duffel.
This chunky winter Fred Perry toque is made in Scotland from pure lambswool, using a textured pineapple stitch.
This Fred Perry quilted bomber adaptation from the original warm-up tennis jackets of the 50’s is made with Primaloft: a lightweight, breathable wadding used in the military to keep you warm and dry. Equipped with all the details of a classic tennis bomber, including functional zip pocket, a bomber-style neck and rib hem and cuff.
This navy brushed cotton shirt from Drake’s has a rich, almost ‘wooly’ texture that feels amazing to wear and pairs well with gray and brown tweeds and flannels.
This timepiece from Daniel Wellington proves that perfection in engineering is possible with a flawlessly simple dial and an elegant leather band and casing.
This lavish Weekend Warrior bag is handcrafted in Edmonton by Kyle ‘Clo’ Closen, one of the many creative crafters in the historic Mercer Warehouse. This handmade duffel bag stays true to its name and will stand the test of any adventure, made of only the highest quality full grain leathers with double stitched seams and a heavyweight denim lining for durability. Available on Clo’s website, http://closgeneral.com/.
These Pistolero jeans from Tiger of Sweden have a tapered leg and narrow foot with five pockets in an “Underground” wash inspired by jeans that have been warn hard and washed gently.
These Tiger of Sweden sneakers in nubuck have a full leather interior, rubber outsole, and waxed rounded cotton laces.
Being a weekend warrior doesn’t have to be a challenge in the winter. It’s the perfect season for layered looks and cozy sweaters; starting with a wool base layer underneath a quilted jacket and cool blue jeans makes for a simple, clean look that’ll keep you warm throughout the long Canadian winter.