The Maine guide jacket is one of the two most iconic pieces from the Woolrich Woolen Mills collections, the other being the Upland jacket.  While it changes slightly from season to season, the general style has remained the same.

The two above are my own from the FW2008 season and are my favorite versions so far, in that the throat latch is fixed in place and the left breast pocket includes convenient pen holders.  If appropriately layered, the corduroy on the right is suitable to wear throughout the winter here in Seattle, and the melton wool version on the left is reserved for just the coldest of days.  Included in the picture is a shawl collar sweatshirt and knit gloves from J.Crew, an Engineered Garments cotton scarf, and a wool cap from Christy’s of London.

If you were to have just one jacket from the Woolrich Woolen Mills collection, it should be the Maine guide jacket.

Available at Context, Farinelli’s, Legion, Tres Bien, The Bureau, and Coggles.