You no longer need to choose between fashion and function this fall.
That’s because the world’s most stylish brands now offer great-looking threads that are as attractive as they are rugged and durable. Take this warm technical parker from Hugo Boss (above, $845; hugoboss.com). Its sleek all-navy look is cool enough for city streets but it’s also made from a polyamide fabric that won’t crease or tear if you brush up against a few sharp corners in the great outdoors.
Here are some more standout fall pieces that embrace the best of both worlds.
The ballistic nylon in this Burton Tinder Tote ($71.95, amazon.com) and the Fyre Scout Boot ($258, thefyrecompany.com) might not have met the bullet-blocking standard its WWII-era creators wanted, but it’s damned good at resisting everyday wear and tear.
The same goes for the cotton-polyamide blend in Belstaff’s Burfield Park shearling-lined parka ($1,895, belstaff.com).