A few weeks back, we took a look at the Sinn U1 S E, a dive watch with a robust, yet ruggedly elegant design. Though Sinn typically specializes in pilot’s watches, their spin on the traditional diver retains its individuality, but it doesn’t stray far from Sinn’s signature look. Today’s Pairs Well With keeps aligned with the U1 S E’s rugged, yet contemporary appearance and keeps in mind spring fashion trends and style.
A watch meant to withstand the high seas certainly needs a jacket to match, right? When it comes to classic, American-styled outerwear, Penfield’s offerings rarely disappoint. The Barnes Jacket is the quintessential synthesis of form and function, resulting in a piece of outerwear that’ll keep you protected from the elements while staying cool–both figuratively and literally.
The Barnes Jacket is lined with a breathable mesh to prevent your torso from overheating, and it’s lightweight enough to quickly pack away in a ruck and be on your way. The shell of the jacket is constructed of Nylon Taslan, a synthetic fabric meant to emulate the feel of cotton while retaining the durability–as well as the odor and wind resistance–of traditional nylons.
To better combat wind and rain, the jacket is treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating, which aside from keeping water out, prevents the coat’s exterior from becoming waterlogged and clinging to your skin. The Barnes Jacket has two hand pockets along with an inner compartment for items like keys or a wallet. A light hood is built into the coat’s collar and can be zipped away when the weather permits. The Barnes Jacket is an all-around solid bang-for-the-buck piece, and it’s a stylish lightweight addition to any man’s spring wardrobe.