The Virginia Sportsman: Winter Gear Picks

"The line between durable enough for the field, and smart enough to wear around town is a fine one. I am a hunter and know what I need when I am traipsing through brambles and brush looking for quail. But I also want a stylish look when I am going out to dinner with friends. Tom Beckbe, a high-end brand based in Birmingham, AL has skillfully crafted outerwear that meets these dual needs. Steeped in southern heritage, Tom Beckbe's Sporting Vest is made from 8-ounce waxed shelter cloth that is rugged and functional. In addition to classic camo, the vest is available in three colors that offer a rich patina with wear and tear that only comes with age and use. Adding to the vest's striking look is a cotton twill liner, which is dyed in Alabama Red Clay, and a standard collar that is lined with Bedford Cord. Finding an heirloom-quality vest that can hold up to the rigors of the field and maintain a sense of style is a hard thing to do, but the folks at Tom Beckbe have pulled it off."

The Virginia Sportsman