John Zientek, Gear Patrol

John Zientek

Gear Patrol

Pryor, OK, United States

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Past articles by John:

The Best Cardigans for Cozying Up When It's Cold Out

The style, renewed for the modern wearer, has made quite the comeback over the last decade. → Read More

How to Break in a Pair of Boots the Right Way

If you follow the advice of Eric Kinney of White’s Boots, your break-in period will be far less painful. → Read More

How Ralph Lauren Shaped American Style

The Lauren family tree features a few familiar faces. → Read More

Gozney Dome Review: the Best Home Pizza Oven You Can Buy

This outdoor oven packs professional quality and versatility into one package. → Read More

The Best Cashmere Sweaters for Men at Every Budget

Good cashmere isn't as expensive as it used to be. Here's how to find a nice sweater for under $100 — and which to buy if you're eager to spend more. → Read More

The Best Shirt Jackets for Men

An essential garment for layering on top of a t-shirt or under a heftier jacket. → Read More

The Best Cowboy Boots for the Ranch or the Road

Whether it's your first rodeo or you're a fledgling collector, our guide has the right boot for you. → Read More

What Makes a Quality T-Shirt?

Bayard Winthrop (of American Giant) and Phillip Proyce (of Lady White Co.) describe what set premium tees apart from the pack. → Read More

We Asked an Expert Designer How to Layer This Fall

Designer Eiichiro Homma shares advice for successfully transitioning from summer to fall. → Read More

How to Buy Jeans That Will Last Forever

Paul Dillinger (of Levi’s) and Kiya Babzani (of Self Edge) explain what goes into a quality pair of jeans. → Read More

How an Iconic, American Hat Is Made

Walking the production line at one of the biggest hat factories in the US. → Read More

These Are the Best Board Shorts Money Can Buy

Outerknown's best-selling Apex Trunks were designed by 11-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater. → Read More

Three Ways to Roll Up Your Sleeves

Warm day? Hot office? Here's one way to keep cool. → Read More

Danner's Trail 2650 Is a Solid Hiking Shoe for a Variety of Trails

The ideal interplay of durability, protection and weight. → Read More

The Glossary of Grilling: Everything You Need for Amazing Outdoor Feasts

These terms, advice, expert opinions and products will guarantee the tastiest summer ever. → Read More

No, You Don’t Need Polarized Sunglasses. Get These Instead

Colored lenses aren't for everyone, but what product is? → Read More

The Oxford Shirt Is a Versatile Essential

This classic cotton button-down can be worn a million ways. → Read More

Levi’s 501 Review: Is the Original Blue Jean Any Good?

The Levi's 501 style has been the most popular jean since its creation in 1873. → Read More

Here’s How to Take Care of the Cashmere You Just Got

Products for cleaning, storing, protecting and de-pilling. → Read More

How to Trim Your Beard, According to an Expert

Mike Gilman, the founder of the Grooming Lounge, shares his advice for taming facial hair. → Read More