Technical apparel has grown from athletic wear to everyday pieces that every gentleman needs in his wardrobe. Known for its flexibility, this genre of clothing is an elevated form of comfort that creates a flexible lifestyle for every busy man “on the go”. Sound like you? Here are our top nine technical items you need in your closet:

Zip it Up

As the colder months are ahead, layering is essential. While you’re traveling to and from, you’ll need to stay warm while looking put together. If you’re in between meetings, throw on the Robert Graham Tech Downhill Herringbone Jacket. For a sportier edge, go for the Robert Graham Downhill Sport Coat with Removable Vest.

If you’re enjoying your weekend adventures and need something more casual, look to the Johnnie-O Bates Fleece Jacket for extra warmth. You can also try the Barbour Maesbury Quilt Jacket that features water-and-wind resistant capabilities.

Man in Jacket and sweater

Top it Off

For added versatility to any look, a vest creates extra dimension while giving you more accessibility. Try the Robert Barakett Timbercreek Hoodie Vest that features a textured leather construction. For a two-in-one option, we recommend the Tommy Bahama Flipsider Reversible Vest with a variety of color options.

Complete the Look

Depending on your day, your pants and shorts can make a huge difference in the way you feel. A classic pair of five-pocket denim can be a dealbreaker, but the 34 Heritage Charisma Comfort Jeans provide a flexible fabric and plenty of room for your carry-arounds (keys, wallet, phone, etc). For warmer days, the Cutter & Buck Drytec Bainbridge Flat Front Shorts provide breathable fabrics, made for an active daily routine.

Tie it up

Never shy away from prioritizing comfort. Cole Haan does this with the Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford Shoes, giving flexibility and traction to your feet while you’re on the go. For going the distance, try the Trask Gunter Bison Leather Boots, which are goretex waterproof with Vibram soles. Both are modern essentials that give an ease to walking.

Trask Boots

With these added technical pieces, you can easily incorporate weightless, workhorse materials into your everyday wardrobe. Stop by one of our Patrick James locations and allow us to create your new look, or shop online to browse our full selection.