In the Trenches
Rain or shine, there are days when we all look like something the cat dragged in. This autumn and beyond, gents can rise above dreary weather with the Modus Trench by Nau (pictured above, center), or one of the label’s many other functional and sharp designs.
Timeless, classic, and structured, the Modus is a true testament to beautiful eco-friendly apparel, and a shining example of everything we love about this forward-thinking menswear line. Made of 100% recycled polyester, the coat is waterproof and windproof yet breathable, and comes with a removable hood for lighter days. At $480, it’s an investment, but the classy piece is sure to last a lifetime. Modus gets extra props for its revolutionary fabrication: when the piece has finally run its course (and it’ll take a lot to get to that point), rest assured that the closed loop fabric can be recycled again into polyester fibers for reuse, ensuring that it never ends up in the trenches of a landfill. The slew of other urban-cool separates Nau produces season after season live up to the same standards, whether warmth insulating down sweater or organic cotton, English countryside-inspired blazer. The Nau man doesn’t just look smart in classic designs such as the Modus—he radiates the depth of his eco-intellect, too—Esquire cover-worthy material if we do say so ourselves.