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Billy Reid just kicked off his fall/winter sale and, perhaps predictably, we’re headed straight for the thickest pair of pants he’s got.

In this case, it’s the autumnal classic known as the herringbone pant. (Take a closer look here.) It’s the lower-body equivalent of the tweed jacket: a rugged, woodsy take on an essentially formal item. That also means it’s thick enough to light a match on—and more importantly, stand up as one of the toughest non-denim trousers in your arsenal.

There’s a matching suit and waistcoat in the wings if you decide to double down. But by our lights you’re better off just pairing it with flannel and boots and comporting yourself in as rustic a manner as possible.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom