There's nothing wrong with a statement piece, but we like stoic clothes – garments that don't whine and don't wear thin. Built for the long haul, these clothes are carefully made of the right stuff and designed for function rather than form. Your favorite pair of khakis will have dissolved to dust before these jeans and jackets give up the ghost. These are the clothes that will outlast you.
Filson Original Goatskin Gloves
We love the look and feel of these gloves from Filson, Seattle's long-standing supplier of luxuriously rugged (and ridiculously cool) outerwear. Offered in a flexible leather that earns a rich patina over time, they're tough but not bulky, with a great sense of touch and ease of movement. Suggested uses include ranching and hunting, but they're lightweight enough for everyday use, too, making them essential for men of all stripes, from roughnecking Wyoming cowboys to cubicle farming greenhorns. And in our cityslicking opinion, the handsome golden finish boasts just the right amount of modesty, making these complementary to everything in your wardrobe, from fitted flannel to made-to-measure suits. [$80; filson.com]