Layering is what it’s all about come Fall in our opinion here at Coolector HQ and finding a brand that nails layering pieces is often easier said than done. Well, we’ve taken the leg work out of it for you and can point you squarely in the direction of Duckworth and their awesome line up of menswear pieces – ideal for whatever the weather over the next few months can throw at you.
Duckworth is the world’s only source-verified, single-origin, Merino wool apparel company and all of their first class menswear apparel is 100% Made-in-USA to exacting standards and with a tangible sense of quality to the touch. Wool is the main material used in the clothing from Duckworth and their wool comes from their very own Helle Rambouillet Merino. This is more and more important as most wool now ships around the world several times before it meets your body, but Duckworth Co’s is locally grown.
If you value high quality, unparalleled performance and pleasing comfort to your apparel choices, Duckworth need to be on your radar. Check out our pick of 6 of the best Fall menswear pieces from Duckworth below:
MEN’S VAPOR HOODY – $110
A quality hoody is a Fall wardrobe essential in our opinion here at The Coolector and this Duckworth Vapor Hoody ($110) represents an absolute bargain. Billed as your perfect catchall garment, which perfectly walks the lines of solo layer, base-layer, and effortlessly cool sun hoody to rock on a night out with friends or family.
It boasts a loose-fit hood, which means this functional piece was born in Montana and has been performance tested in environments from Arizona to Alaska. Crafted with single-origin Montana Merino wool and Duckworth Co’s proprietary Vapor Wool fabric, the heathered-look Vapor Hoody is lightweight, soft, cooling, antimicrobial (odour-free), moisture-wicking, ultra-fast-drying, and 100% American-made. (Now $85)
MEN’S SNOWCREST SHIRT – $300
This heavyweight piece is midway between a shirt and a jacket and couldn’t be better suited to the sorts of weather conditions that are prevalent throughout Fall. The Duckworth Snowcrest Shirt ($300) is made from 100% Montana-grown Merino wool which makes it the epitome of fine apparel craftsmanship: and each one is American-made at one of the nation’s oldest woolen mills (dating back to the 19th century) using a proprietary flanneled wool cloth, this shirt-jacket is naturally water, snow, and wind resistant.
The perfect choice for those men wanting to look sharp, always, even when the Mother Nature might have other plans. It is oversized just the right amount to be worn over a T-Shirt, but soft enough to be worn next to skin, which means the Snowcrest shirt will become an instant cold weather go-to and one of the first things you’ll be reaching for in the morning over the next few months. ($300)
MEN’S VAPOR 3/4 LEGGING – $80
It’s looking increasingly likely that most of us won’t be getting out of the house much over the next few months so finding comfortable pieces for lounging at home is vitally important. Look no further than these brilliant Men’s 3/4 Leggings from Duckworth ($80) which boast a unique length which has been designed with ski, fishing, and hunting boots in mind. Why do that? Well, imagine this: no more need to cram that extra fabric in or over your boot cuff, while maintaining all the benefits of Duckworth’s proprietary Vapor Wool fabric.
Some of the main benefits of these leggings from a performance perspective include moisture-wicking, quick-drying, antimicrobial (odour-free), and itch-free baselayer awesomeness. Duckworth Co’s 100% American-made Vapor 3/4 Legging are also semi-fitted, with a full inside leg gusset for maximum mobility and comfort, and boasts a brushed waistband and functional fly for extra ease and comfort. ($80)
MEN’S POLARIS CREW – $120
The Polaris Crew from Duckworth ($120) is a real head turner and performance centric piece of Fall apparel. It is perfectly suited for the discerning outdoorsman and uses Duckworth’s proprietary Polaris fabric which has been designed to trap warm air in the miniature waffle knit construction, which delivers a lightweight yet incredibly warm layer, and the super soft waffle construction is meant to be worn directly on the skin, making the Polaris Crew the ideal crossover piece.
On those hotter days during Fall and Winter, you can wear it as a solo layer and let it breathe, on colder days, it can be used as a base layer. The checklist of features include odour-free, itch-free, moisture wicking, durable, performance-driven, and versatile. By the way, this Montana-grown Merino shirt looks real sharp for a night out at the local taproom. ($120)
MEN’S COMET HOODY – $150
If you’re on the hunt for a base layer to stand up the coldest winter days Mother Nature throws your way then you’ve come to the right place with the Duckworth Comet Hoody ($150). The brand’s proprietary Comet fabric is natural-technical mash-up, combining a pure, 100% Montana-grown Merino wool outer layer and a polyester inner layer.
Polyester is hydrophobic, which means it will wick sweat and moisture right off your skin and into the hydrophilic wool layer. This is important because wool chemically begins to get even warmer when introduced to water and water vapor, which explains why the Comet Hoody will have you feeling dry and toasty even in the nastiest conditions. This slim (but not tight-fitted) base layer from Duckworth is soft to the touch, meaning it works brilliantly as a single layer that looks sharp at après ski in the lodge or in the truck between treks in the great outdoors. ($150)
Men’s Powder Pants – $150
When you need some extra comfort in your life, slip on Duckworth’s Montana-grown Merino wool Powder Pants ($150), and the thought will be instantaneous: “These are the comfiest pants (and base layer) of all time, how were they not already in my life?” In all seriousness, the Powder Pant has changed the winter layering game. Crafted from Duckworth’s proprietary Powder fabric, brushed-soft for direct-to-skin contact, they are perfect for those looking to pack light but in need of moisture-wicking, insulating, and comfortable performance.
Toss them right under a shell pant and you’re off on any adventures that you can think of. Taking a break from your alpine adventures? Great news for you, as the Powder pant will become a go-to loungewear piece for mornings and afternoons relaxing on the couch. ($150)