With all the tools and moves for outdoor ruggedness and the looks to match, this season’s new style statements confer a status of cool


The lure of lazing around your man cave on a chilly winter day isn’t lost on the world’s most talented designers. To combat that post-holiday fatigue they’ve come up with shoe designs so fine, they dare you to resist hitting the ground running. With high tech details that support maximum movement and lightness, the season’s trendiest trainers will leave you lusting for a lumberjack existence, while urging you to explore the great outdoors.

Christian Louboutin Loubishark Flat
With a subtle nod to the world of running, the serrated sole, sharply contrasting colors, and geometric shape add chutzpah to trainers entirely made of velvet calfskin with an openwork heel cap and lame nappa leather border. $995, christianlouboutin.com

Fendi Yellow Tech Mesh Running Shoes
Made from lightweight, technical mesh, these lace up kicks with ergonomic details in the rubberized film that highlights the silhouette of the shoe will have you running like the wind. $750, fendi.com

Kenzo Inka Sneaker
A contemporary take on a hiking classic in an audacious geometric style, the Inka sneaker is constructed with a tough rubber sole, mesh, and leather with Kenzo signature on the tongue and reflective details. $297, kenzo.com


A recent MIT study shows that more than 34% of former American commuters now work from home. With millions working remotely in less than favorable ergonomic home offices, it looks like the 20% already suffering from spine and neck ailments will most likely endure persistent symptoms all year long. Dr. Peter Ferraro, an esteemed chiropractor who has treated the nation’s most talented NFL star players along with other notable patients, recognizes the need for spine intervention. To further this endeavor, he partnered with Hyperice to offer its “state of the art tools for individuals aiming to create healthy routines for their bodies to recover and stay primed for activity, especially during these uncertain times,” noted the doctor. He further added, “Their proprietary vibration technology can increase circulation, range of motion, and flexibility to help reduce muscle soreness and stiffness for faster recovery. We will provide access to their latest and greatest technologies in all Ferraro Spine and Fast Twitch training facilities, making tech available for patients and athletes to utilize during their treatment, training, and at home.” ferrarospine.com

Brunello Cucinelli Lamb Leather/Shearling Western Shirt Jacket
Carefully treading the line between shirt and jacket, this smooth lamb leather version with a shearling lining, chest flap pockets, yoked back shoulders, and buttoned cuffs is a classic reinvented for present day. $7,295, neimanmarcus.com

Moncler Cotton Sports Pant
Moncler’s pared down pants made from soft, lightweight gaberdine with a cased elastic waistband, functional workwear side pockets, and front patch pocket proves that utility doesn’t have to look bulky. $475, moncler.com

Diesel Long Hooded Jacket in Nylon Twill
Modern and approachable with a vintage twist, this hooded jacket features a smart internal belt, numerous patch pockets, and two tone paneling punctuated with a high density DSL_IND logo print on the chest. $625, diesel.com

Fashion and function may have been a clashing concept in the past, but not anymore. Circa 2021, thanks to the crazy year gone by, everyone wants more bang for their buck. It’s only natural that designers have cashed in on the utility trend that’s been making a consistent comeback year after year. Embrace multiple pockets, zips, drawstrings, and all the smart technical details that could practically turn your average wardrobe staple into a space suit engineered for emergencies. The new decade introduces an upgrade in utility with more relaxed fabrics and luxe details.