American Giant Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt

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The heavyweight full zip hooded sweatshirt from American Giant has become the stuff of legends.  We’ve never seen so much hype for a hooded sweatshirt, but the truth is American Giant couldn’t keep them on the shelves and had a severe back-order problem in the run up to the holidays.  What makes this sweatshirt unique and desirable? We’ll start with the fabric itself.  The sweatshirt is made of seriously thick 12.4 ounce 100% cotton fleece. It sports ribbed side and shoulder panels, as well as reinforced elbow patches for superior durability. The front pockets are reinforced with bar tacks and critical wear seams utilize a rugged double-needle straddle stitching. A double-lined hood keeps the wind out. This is the last hooded sweatshirt you will ever need to own. Buy ($89)

Red Wing Heritage Oxford

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Since 1905, Red Wing Shoes has built tough but comfortable footwear for the working class. Inspired by the success of the classic 875 and 877 work boots, the moc-toe classic work oxfords were born out of necessity. Managers who started their careers on the factory floor needed a lighter shoe to keep comfortable at their desks and moving about the factory. The oxfords maintained Red Wing’s storied durability while remaining light enough to be worn all day at a desk. The Style No. 8056 oxfords are great for work or play, and the classic design maintains a professional look while being a fairly rugged shoe. The Sage Mojave leather upper has the perfect texture, while the Brown Neoprene cushioned outsole keeps your feet comfortable. Buy ($240)