The Thursday Buy: This Kingsman Cardigan From MR. PORTER Is the Best Sweater To Buy This Year

Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Sweater

One of the coolest cardigans on the planet, no questions asked.

Here we are, on Thanksgiving itself and on the eve of Black Friday (enjoy both days safely, folks!), and it’s with classic holiday style in mind I’m recommending you invest in the very best with the Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan. It’s easily one of the best sweaters for men right now, and in the years to come (seriously). Inspired by the exceptional stylings of the “Kingsman” film series (and so named for Colin Firth’s character, superspy Harry Hart), it’s worth picking up all on its own right now, too. It’s available at MR. PORTER, and if you’ve been known to browse the brand rather than pull the trigger, now might be the perfect time to pick up your new favorite sweater. It’s an incredibly well-made and refined cardigan, the kind that will bring you plenty of compliments … and will more than likely make those around you supremely jealous. Available in ever-versatile Navy or Cream colorways right now, it’s a prized pick-up you’ll find yourself reaching for every single day.

I’m serious: It’s an investment-level sweater (it retails for $1,060 at MR. PORTER — yep!), but it’s truly one of the best cardigans for men, period. It’s the kind of sweater that’s going to look incredible no matter what you wear it with, but it’s probably best suited to, say, a white Oxford shirt and tan chinos for classic, timeless holiday style. If that sounds like the perfect ensemble to wear this winter, then the Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan is a must-buy today.

SHOP: The Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan

Soft cashmere fabric and football leather buttons separate this sweater from the pack.

It’s absolutely the details that make the difference when it comes to investing in one of the best men’s cardigans out there, and as you can see above, the Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan does a fantastic job at going above and beyond. The cashmere should be soft and easy to layer, while the brown leather buttons add another touch of refinement. Simply put, the Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan is going to look absolutely exceptional with nearly anything , as previously mentioned (yes, even a crisp white T-shirt and expertly faded jeans). The next time you want to invest in a sweater you’ll have for years, go right ahead and pick up the Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan — you certainly won’t regret it.

SHOP: The Kingsman Harry Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan

 

The List: These are the Best Sales and Style Essentials for Black Friday

Walking into the long holiday weekend like …

My friends, can you believe it’s Thanksgiving already? What a whirlwind of a year — and can you believe we’re already out here talking about the best Black Friday sales and deals for men, as well?? Wherever this holiday finds you, I hope you’re safe, healthy and enjoying the holiday in fine style. As for me, I’m ready for a pre-Thanksgiving beer and of course, some shopping for the best men’s style essentials at Huckberry and more in today’s edition of The List. I’ve got 16 picks up for the taking, each special in its own way. Cheers, enjoy the weekend and enjoy these Black Friday shopping picks!

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $95.98

Get a classic pair of denim from Flint and Tinder.

These slim blue jeans are often a very hot seller, and it looks like the price will drop even further, so I’d say you should act now to get your new favorite pair of jeans.

Filson Fleece-Lined Jac Shirt — $175

Filson Fleece-Lined Jac Shirt

A rugged and dependable shirt jacket to wear into winter.

Now, Filson gear doesn’t often go on sale, and this rugged jac shirt isn’t all that cheap, but who’s to say you can’t splurge when it comes to Black Friday shopping, right? Right.

U.S. Military Trainer Sneakers — $125

The coolest retro sneakers to buy for fall? It sure seems like it.

Another outlet that has a well-stocked sale section and tons of the best men’s goods? That’d be UNCRATE, a terrific supplier of some of the  best men’s sneakers (in this case).

WESN Henry Knife — $115

WESN Review

An American-made pocket knife that’s cool as can be.

I’m all about shopping small this season, which is why you’d do well to support the Detroit-based makers at WESN, makers of some of the best EDC essentials (including this stylish pocket knife).

Faherty Brand Knit Alpine Shirt — $148

Faherty Brand Alpine Shirt

A classic flannel shirt to shop on sale right now for Black Friday.

As you know if you follow the blog, Faherty Brand makes some of the best gear for men, period, and this classic flannel workshirt is assuredly no different. It’s the perfect casual shirt to wear this holiday season, so snap it up ASAP.

HELM Boots Zind Natural Boots — $350

HELM Boots Zind Boots

Your new favorite leather boots for fall and winter? Quite possibly!

HELM Boots is a standout, American-made boot brand that offers great deals on the best men’s boots, and this classic pair is no exception. Get $50 off your first order and free shipping today, folks.

Tanner Goods Workman Wallet — $128 via Cool Material 

Tanner Goods Workman Wallet

Pick up this rugged leather wallet for a nice Black Friday deal, folks.

Start your holiday shopping early with men’s gifts from Cool Material, and pick up something for yourself along the way, too — this stylish leather wallet is a prime EDC upgrade.

Everlane French Terry Hoodie — $68

Everlane French Terry Hoodie

A classic hooded sweatshirt for sustainable fall and winter style.

If it’s laidback fall and winter style you could use, then it’s one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts you need right now from Everlane. Act accordingly, folks.

Line of Trade Montana Winterized Denim Trucker Jacket — $140

Line of Trade Winterized Denim Trucker Jacket

A crucial fall style pick-up, and quite possibly your new favorite jacket for the season.

Head to Bespoke Post to get one of the coolest denim jackets I’ve seen in some time, a winterized take on the classic style that’ll soon become one of your new favorite jackets.

Taylor Stitch Wilton Jacket in Navy Birdseye Wool — $248

Taylor Stitch Wilton Jacket

An outstanding winter jacket to snap up right now via Taylor Stitch.

Taylor Stitch always has more than a few tricks going for Black Friday, so be sure to check out the site for the best Black Friday gear — and get this classic winter jacket in the meantime.

FRYE Greyson Lace-Up Boots — $398

FRYE Boots Review

Rugged leather boots to wear day in and day out this season.

FRYE is always a brand worth watching when it comes to deals on the best men’s boots, and this handsome pair will serve you very well all through the holidays.

Todd Snyder Long-Sleeve Terry Stripe Crew in Navy — $99

Todd Snyder Review

Pick up this classic long-sleeve shirt here for a great deal from Todd Snyder.

Keep it casual with one of the best long-sleeve shirts under $100 via Todd Snyder, then reap the rewards when it comes to casual holiday style right now.

Mott and Bow Slim Crosby Jeans — $108

Slim blue jeans available for a great price from Mott and Bow.

There’s never a bad time to get a deal on the best men’s jeans, so step right up and let Mott and Bow help you out this Black Friday shopping session.

Patagonia Frozen Range Parka — $699

Patagonia Frozen Range Parka

Pick up a new favorite winter parka today for tough conditions this season.

So, perhaps this rugged winter parka isn’t exactly a downright Black Friday style deal, but it’s one of the best men’s parkas on the market for a reason, so layer up accordingly today.

Topo Designs Wool Shirt — $169 

A tough wool shirt jacket for all your seasonal layering needs. Snap it up for Black Friday ASAP.

Topo Designs is one of the most reliable gear outfitters around, and any time you can get the best men’s outdoor gear and one of the best shirt jackets for men at a discount, I should think you’ll take it — right? Right.

Wellen Slub Henley — $62 

Best men's henleys

The kind of rugged men’s henley that deserves to be worn as often as you can this season.

Last but certainly not least, let’s close out this look at the best Black Friday deals with one of the best men’s henleys, shall we? Wellen makes some of the most sustainable menswear around, this henley very much included.

It’s certainly a madhouse out there when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping and deals, and I hope these top style picks for the season helped you out at least a bit. Scoring a great deal can be tricky, but go with brands you know and love to help sort you out, from one of the best shirt jackets for men at Topo Designs to one of the the best EDC essentials from Detroit-based WESN. I’m also partial to using this time to stock up on classics, like your new favorite pair of jeans, and I think you should also keep an eye on designers like .Todd Snyder and reliable brands like Mott and Bow. Who’s with me on that? To see what I’m shopping this Black Friday, follow me on Instagram, and let me know on Twitter if you go with any of these deals. Happy shopping, folks!

#OOTD: What to Wear for a Casual Holiday Weekend This Year

Folks, we’re back in business with a new #OOTD that covers a prime question this time of year. We talked last week about what to wear for Thanksgiving this season, so let’s stick with that theme right now, as we dive into what to wear for a casual holiday weekend this year. When I talk about the holidays, I mean, of course, the imminent Thanksgiving weekend and of course, the rest of these next weeks to come. Whether you hit the road wearing one of the best shirts for fall travel or whether you keep it laidback and socially distanced at home via Zoom, this #OOTD is the right way to go (trust me on that). And how exactly are you going to do that? Allow me, because it’ll get all the easier (and more laidback, and comfortable) when you wear one of the best men’s cardigans from Buck Mason — more on that below, but consider the rugged shawl cardigan your best friend when you want to look put-together and yet casual and cool all the same. Elsewhere, some exceedingly comfortable lounge pants are the right style move to keep it even more easygoing, and, well, you’ll just have to scroll through for the rest of this #OOTD below. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe & cheers!

A classic shawl cardigan teamed up with the right #OOTD picks for the holidays.

  • The Cardigan: Buck Mason Vintage Cashmere Shawl Cardigan, $225 — A classic shawl cardigan is your new go-to layer for blustery, breezy holiday weekends at home and on the road.
  • The Long-Sleeve Tee: Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Long-Sleeve Jersey Tee, $78 — Head to Todd Snyder to get one of the best long-sleeve T-shirts for casual weekends aplenty this season.
  • The Joggers: Grayers Frank Joggers, $88 — Folks, bear with me, because these slim jogger pants are anything but sloppy. In fact, for hanging out on Zoom, none will be all the wiser, thanks to the cool navy colorway. Not bad, right?
  • The Sneakers: GREATS Royale Knit Gum Sneakers, $189 — Once more, whether you’re at home or on the road, some classic casual sneakers are a nice change of pace from either dress shoes (not with this look!) or slippers.
  • The Watch: Timex Q Reissue Rose Gold Watch, $189 — Just because we’re keeping it casual doesn’t mean you can’t add a bit of retro flair to this laidback #OOTD with the much-loved Timex Q Reissue Watch, right? Right.
  • The Grooming Essential: Oars + Alps Face Kit, $59 — Stay refreshed and on-point with your grooming this season, thanks to Oars + Alps. Use the code BEAU15 for a 15 percent discount, while you’re at it.
  • The Weekend Sipper: Anchor Christmas Ale, $12.99 — The legendary Anchor Christmas Ale returns this year, and not a moment too soon. Get a six-pack delivered to your door (or your host’s house!) via Drizly as soon as you can.
  • The Getaway Bag: Boarding Pass NYC “Work Hard, Play Hard” Duffel, $79 — If in fact you do hit the road for a safe getaway, bring along one of the best weekender bags for quick trips. Be sure to use the code BEAUKNOWS to get $10 off any purchase of $70 or moreCan’t beat that, right?
  • The Home Essential: U-Turn Audio Orbit Special, $549 — On chilly fall and winter days at home, there’s nothing more I love than kicking back with a record on a high-quality record player like this one from U-Turn Audio. How about you? Can’t beat it.

As you no doubt have realized by now, the holidays are going to look mighty different this year for plenty of us, and yet, that’s no excuse to let your style slip. Hanging at home can be every bit as fun and stylish as a normal holiday, if you start out your look the right way: In this case, with a classic shawl cardigan from a trusted brand for the right blend of laidback style and comfort. Things stay polished and yet laidback with one of the best long-sleeve T-shirts, the kind you can even wear all on its own to put on another pot of coffee (seriously, Todd Snyder gear is that great). And if you’ve got to dash out of the house, you’ll be prepared no matter what with classic casual sneakers from GREATS Brand and of course, some cozy-but-not-sloppy slim jogger pants will tie it all together in prime casual style. If you ask me, the Timex Q Reissue Watch is an unexpected addition to this look, and it’s a nice move alongside, say, a bottle of the ever-delicious Anchor Christmas Ale for casual football viewing and hearty holiday meals this year.

If you do decide to hit the road, you should assuredly bring along one of the best weekender bags from Boarding Pass NYC (remember that discount code: BEAUKNOWS). Last but certainly not least, if the holidays see you staying at home, you could do worse for your evening than spinning some of your favorite records on a high-quality record player. Who’s in the holiday spirit now? To see how I’m dressing for the season, head to my Instagram, and if you pick up any of these gear picks, let me know over on Twitter. Cheers, folks!

See Now, Buy Now: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is the Season’s Best Shirt

Faherty Brand review

Just one of several excellent patterns in which you can snag the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt.

When the time comes to stock up on the best shirts for winter (and the holiday season, and everything that goes with it), well, that’s when you need to turn towards Faherty Brand. Let’s get even more specific: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is one of the best shirts of the season, with the sort of versatility other flannel shirts can only dream of bringing to your wardrobe. It’s, as the name implies, a nice hybrid between a sweater and a shirt, with the ability to be worn on its own or layered atop your favorite henley with ease, and in the right conditions (say, on a chilly fall morning on your back deck), it can almost function as a shirt jacket in its own right. Yes indeed, the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is a bestseller from this family-owned company for a reason.

A blend of polyester, viscose and spandex gives it a soft handfeel, while a wide range of colors helps to make this one of the coolest flannel shirts of the moment. You really can’t go wrong with any of the patterns available for the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt, and that’s a huge bonus in my book. Especially if you’re the type of guy who likes to throw on a rugged flannel shirt with jeans any day of the week, it helps that each and every color and pattern works with classic style staples like slim blue denim.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt

Yet another reliable, cool color of the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt.

And when it comes to dressier occasions, like Thanksgiving (next week!) or any small or virtual holiday gatherings you have on your plate, the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt can more than pass muster. It’s polished and well-fitted enough to wear with slim tan chinos and brown leather boots, but you can assuredly wear this classic flannel shirt with rugged twill jeans for more of a casual, workwear-inspired look. That’s the kind of dependability that can be beat, and while this Faherty shirt is pricier than average ($178 at Faherty), you’re really getting both a sweater and a shirt together. In that case, I’d say it’s worth it. And I’d assuredly say that the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is, without a doubt, your new favorite flannel shirt, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt

The Sunday Sale: Get 30 Percent Off Classic Blue Jeans from Mott & Bow Today

Mott and Bow product review

Slim blue jeans that’ll break in over time and look great all the while — on sale now for a great deal.

Thanks for joining us, my friends, for another edition of The Sunday Sale, where we give you the inside scoop on a great deal to close out your weekend the right way. And as we roll through the holidays in earnest, here’s where it gets good: You’ve just now stumbled across a standout deal on some of the best men’s jeans out there, all thanks to the good folks at Mott & Bow. In fact, you can get 30 percent off Mott & Bow final sale jeans with the code ‘finalsale’, a move I recommend you make as soon as possible. To be more specific, you can snag 30 percent off the famed Mott & Bow Slim Norfolk Jeans, an inky blue pair of raw denim that hasn’t been pre-washed, giving you all the more opportunity to truly make these jeans your own this season. Call ’em some of the coolest men’s jeans out there, just make sure you get them in your closet for versatile holiday dressing. Here’s the kicker, though: These jeans are final sale, so no returns or exchanges are allowed.

SHOP: The Mott & Bow Slim Norfolk Jeans 

A slim fit and quality fabric set these jeans apart from the pack.

However, if you’ve read the blog through the years, you’ll recognize that Mott & Bow should certainly deliver plenty of quality and style for the price (now, well under $100 using that discount code). Heck, you can head back to my 2015 Mott & Bow product review for even more evidence that these jeans deliver the goods, and that’s saying something. Normally, Mott & Bow offers free returns and exchanges, so you’re taking on some risk here, but these jeans should pay off in spades if you need a versatile, well-fitting pair to rock at holiday gatherings (either of the smaller, distanced variety or the Zoom type). The best part is that discount and all the style potential you get from ’em. Well-done, Mott & Bow. Well-done.

SHOP: The Mott & Bow Slim Norfolk Jeans

Style Pick of the Week: Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots

Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots

Some of the coolest leather boots you’re going to find this season.

Thanks, folks, for joining us to start your Saturday with today’s Style Pick of the Week. We’re continuing to talk about the best gear for fall here on the blog, and in this case, the best men’s boots to buy right now. What’s even better than that is the fact that, well, these rugged leather boots come from a heritage footwear brand you know, love and trust (or at least, I hope that’s the case).

Wolverine has been a tried-and-true brand for me over the years (seriously, check out my 2013 Wolverine product review on this very blog!), so it’s with great pleasure that I’ve been able to test out the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots. They’re some of the best new men’s boots I’ve tried this season — if you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m always testing ’em out — and they’ve got the right pedigree and style potential to carry you through the rest of November and through on into winter. They’re also built on the brand’s workman-like Axel boot design. With all that being said, dig in with me, find out and get ready to pick up your new favorite boots, because they assuredly take the cake.

Faribault Woolen Mills has long been known for making some of the strongest, toughest woolen goods on the planet, starting with 1890s military blankets for U.S. soldiers, so it’s only fitting that Wolverine (based in my home state of Michigan!) would team up with such a lauded heritage brand. The specs on these classic leather boots really are something else (more on that in a moment, though).

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots 

Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots

Rugged details in a rugged pair of boots from Wolverine and Faribault.

Naturally, these wouldn’t be a pair of rugged Wolverine boots without the right construction, and in this case, that means an incredibly tough Vibram lug outsole and the classic 1000 Mile boot design, for starters. And yet, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots go the extra mile (pun intended), using fabrics originally made for U.S. Army blankets (in the case of the Green fabric) or U.S. Navy blankets (as with the grey fabric on the black-and-grey version). Either way, these boots are rugged, handsome, refined and versatile all the same. Agreeable pairings are plentiful with rugged leather boots such as these, from tan chinos, a white Oxford shirt and a blue denim jacket to slim black jeans and your favorite henley on a casual winter morning. Give the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots, and find out what all the hype is about.

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots 

 

The Friday Read: The American Trench Comfort Box, Early Black Friday Deals & Classic Holiday Beer

American Trench Comfort Box

A roundup of comfortable essentials to head into the holidays.

Folks, we could all use more comfort in our lives during these challenging times, could we not? I think that’s certainly the case, which was precisely why I was drawn toward the American Trench Comfort Box as we head into the weekend and another Friday Read. It’s a curated box of Philadelphia essentials put together by the Pennsylvania-based brand that makes some of the best men’s socks around, and it’s that kind of carefully curated approach that I certainly appreciate. Point being: If you want a warming candle, some delicious handcrafted chocolates and some of the best socks for men in your life (or for someone on your holiday shopping list!), you’d do well to stock up on this fine fall Friday.

Milled in Scotland for a lifetime of wear.

Things really do seem to be lightening up more these days, what with (at least some) better news out there and Thanksgiving on the way. In fact, I talked about this very sensation in my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, earlier this month. Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already — I deliver two dispatches a week covering craft beer, menswear and much more. To be sure, the holidays are (wait for it) going to be mighty different this year, but I’m hopeful that you’ll find ways to celebrate safely in your way, perhaps with some Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals on the docket. We’ll get to a few of those deals below to start your weekend off the right way, but in the meantime, give me a follow on Instagram to see what I’m wearing, sipping and writing about.

American Giant Highway Shirt

  • Let’s launch into this thing the right way. If you read my blog, you might recognize the American Giant Highway Shirt, a stellar, rugged and ever-durable piece that’s here just in time for the holidays. Wear it as a work shirt, wear it atop your favorite henley, wear it all on its own … just be sure you’ve got it in your rotation as we head into the colder months.
  • If you follow me on social media (particularly my menswear and craft beer Twitter), you know I’m all about, well, some of the best beer for fall and winter. That’s why it was such a treat to write about the excellent Revolution Brewing Fistmas Holiday Ale for GearMoose. It should be a fine seasonal sipper and a new classic holiday beer, so be sure to stock up your beer fridge ASAP.
  • I mentioned earlier that we’d be talking about the best Black Friday deals to shop early and often, so allow me to get that process started for you. You can, and should, check out my byline at The Manual, where I’m covering deals like the best Black Friday sales on G-SHOCK watches to start things off. It’s never too early to get prepared, right??
  • Before I let you go for the weekend, here’s one last shopping recommendation for you. I’ve had the good fortune to check out the ever-excellent Angel Jackets Retro Cafe Racer Leather Jacket, a truly badass and next-level leather jacket that wears well through the fall and winter chill while layering up with ease. It gives off some serious Ryan Gosling-type vibes (maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part?) while looking great all the while. Get your hands on a jacket of your own ASAP.

Part tailored jacket, part sweater, all versatility.

I’ll leave you with one last menswear dispatch before the weekend kicks off in earnest. Be sure to check out my guide on how to wear a bomber jacket if it’s truly exceptional, dependable style that you seek, because you can wear that bomber jacket with just about everything in your wardrobe (including the  American Giant Highway Shirt). For now, here’s to shoppping for the season and enjoying the weekend. Cheers, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: Grenson’s Burnished Brogue Boots are the Finest Fall Boots You Can Buy

Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Instantly classic, rugged leather boots you can wear all the time this fall and winter.

We try to keep things nice and accessible here at The Style Guide, but every so often, it’s nice to step things up a notch and invest in the best of the best — in this case, the best leather boots. To be clear: It’s the impending holiday season, snowy weather is bearing down upon us, and you need rugged-yet-refined leather boots that can work for the holiday season (small gatherings only!) and snowy weather out there. All of this brings me to the Grenson Fred Brogue Boots, some of the very best leather boots for men of the moment. And again, as I said before, they’re certainly an investment ($365 at MR. PORTER), but one that’ll pay off in spades. Consider them some of the best men’s boots you’re going to buy for a long, long time, and they’ll assuredly reward you in kind with years of refined fall and winter style. And if you’ve not shopped the refined-yet-versatile offerings at MR. PORTER in some time, these seasonally friendly boots are a great reintroduction.

SHOP: The Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Some of the coolest leather boots on the market, folks.

And if you’re not familiar with Grenson, know that the British bootmaker has heritage quality and craftsmanship down pat, to say the very least. They’ve been delivering some of the best leather boots for men — and so much more — since 1874. That’s a heck of a lot of pedigree, and it pays off in spades, seeing as the Grenson Fred Brogue Boots are still made at the same factory the company’s used since 1895. Taken all together, these are incredibly stylish dress boots that work with more refined pieces (think a herringbone wool suit) as well as more casual options (think slim dark denim and a white Oxford shirt). The even better thing about the excellent Grenson Fred Brogue Boots is that they’ll assuredly get better with age, and that’s all you can ask for out of a pair of the best leather boots for men. If you do go the distance and invest in these leather boots ahead of the holiday season, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

The List: Here’s The Most Rugged, Best Gear to Buy From Filson ASAP This Week

Exactly how your Filson gear should look if you get the most out of it — which you will!

Alright, my friends. These past couple weeks, we’ve taken the chance to dive into one specific brand during each weekly edition of The List (from Huckberry to  Buck Mason), so before we get into Black Friday madness, we’re going to focus on just one brand once again: That’d be the all-American gear purveyors at Filson, makers of the best darn equipment and menswear for outdoor adventures for more than a century. I’ve long been a fan of this Seattle brand, as you know if you read the blog, and can’t recommend picks like the Filson Dry Tin Pants enough (as but one example). With that being said, here’s the best gear to buy right now at Filson for the rest of fall … and the start of winter.  Keep in mind, these are assuredly investments that’ll pay off — and look great while doing so. Cheers and happy shopping!

Filson TIn Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket — $395

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket

A tough-as-can-be jacket from an iconic brand.

Yes indeed, we’re kicking this post off the right way: With a look at one of the best men’s jackets for fall and winter, an iconic number from Filson: Of course, it’s the Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket. Cheers, my friends!

Filson 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase — $395

Filson 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase

Pick up your new favorite getaway bag this season ASAP.

I’d be remiss not to mention the iconic Filson 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase in this roundup of the best Filson gear, and it’s with that in mind as I check it off the list. It’s perhaps the best bag for fall and winter getaways (of the quick variety!), no doubt.

Filson Ultralight Jacket — $195

Filson Ultralight Jacket

A lightweight-yet-durable jacket to wear this season.

If you live in a more temperate climate, or one where temperatures can dip unexpectedly, then the Filson Ultralight Jacket, with its packable design, nylon shell and warm insulation, is the right way to go, seeing as it’s one of the best fall and winter jackets.

Filson Dry Tin Cloth Utility 5-Pocket Pants — $165

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants

Dependable five-pocket pants that can mimic jeans or work pants based on what you need this season.

As mentioned above, the Filson Dry Tin Pants are some of the toughest men’s pants on the market, with the kind of style that’s right at home as you kick back on the porch in the morning or head out to take care of some fall and winter yard work.

Filson Beartooth Camp Jacket — $250 

Filson Beartooth Jacket

A tough-as-nails jacket that looks great with jeans or chore pants and a henley in equal measure.

A new addition to the latest line of Filson coats and jackets, the rugged Filson Beartooth Camp Jacket is classically designed and perfectly suited for, say, winter mornings at your cabin or on the road.

Filson Long-Sleeve Henley — $85

Filson Long-Sleeve Henley

An unstoppable henley to wear on its own or layered up.

What pairs up very well with everything from the Filson Dry Tin Pants to the Filson Beartooth Camp Jacket, all at once ? Why, the Filson Long-Sleeve Henley, of course. Consider it a casual and cool weekend base layer, whether your weekend involves spinning records with coffee in hand or tackling some intense yard work.

Filson Watch Cap Beanie — $45

Filson Watch Cap Beanie

One of the most reliable winter hats on the market, folks,.

So, you’ve got your Filson Long-Sleeve Henley for chilly mornings at home and on the road … now, get one of the best winter hats for men via this well-made Filson Watch Cap Beanie.

Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt — $350

Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt

A cool, rugged and easy-to-layer shirt jacket for inclement fall and winter weather.

If you check out the blog regularly or subscribe to my newsletter, you recognize the perfectly durable, highly stylish shirt jacket that is the excellent Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt. Shop accordingly this fall and winter.

Filson Service Boots 2 — $395

Filson Service Boots 2

Rugged and durable boots from Filson for adverse conditions anywhere.

The best boots for fall and winter — or, possibly some of the best boots, I should say, — could just be the rugged and highly dependable Filson Service Boots 2. Lace ’em up, my friends.

Filson Crew Neck Guide Sweater — $350

Filson Crew Neck Guide Sweater

Quite possibly your new favorite sweater for fall and winter.

Let’s keep it rolling with one of the best sweaters for men this winter, and it’s here not a moment too soon. The Filson Crew Neck Guide Sweater is one of the best of the best around, made to keep you warm and cozy no matter what. Wear it for winter mornings aplenty, and it helps that it’s naturally rain-repellent, too.

Filson Northwest Wool Shirt — $165

Filson Northwest Wool Shirt

Layer this classic wool shirt atop a henley for excellent fall and winter style that won’t miss a beat.

This durable Filson wool shirt is the kind of shirt to wear on cold fall and winter days and nights the whole way through, preferably with a pot of coffee on and your favorite record playing. How about that?

Filson Bridle Leather Bi-Fold Wallet — $135

Filson Bi-Fold Leather Wallet

Perhaps the only leather wallet you’ll need to buy for years to come.

Last but certainly not least: You’re absolutely investing in the best when it comes to this rugged leather wallet from Filson, the kind of everyday carry essential you’ll have for years and years … and years.

OK, folks. I know it’s always a tough, tough call to sort through the best Filson menswear out there, especially when the brand has such a storied pedigree, but what’s your top pick from the above list? As for me, it’s hard to choose between something like the Filson Crew Neck Guide Sweater or the Filson Service Boots 2 … or perhaps, the Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt. See, a total toss-up! Let me know your top picks over on Twitter, and be sure to comment below if you’ve got any particular favorites. Again, thanks for reading and happy shopping!

 

#OOTD: Here’s What to Wear For Thanksgiving This Year — At Home or On the Road

My friends, as you’ve all probably guessed, this year’s Thanksgiving is going to look quite a bit different. What once might have been a large, cross-family holiday gathering is going to be quite slimmed down, all because of, well … we all know why. That’s a major bummer, to say the very least — and perhaps it’s slimmed down your travel plans even more. So, how to dress for Thanksgiving this year? Things could either be plenty casual at home, or else safely gathered with a small group across town, or perhaps celebrated remotely — and I’ll tell you what, it’s still an occasion to (safely) celebrate.

Now that we’ve set the tone, here’s what you’re wearing. Because it’s likely cold out (or at least breezy at night), a rugged, winterized denim jacket is standing in for a blazer this year. From there, casual picks like a classic flannel shirt and the timeless, comfortable Flint and Tinder 365 Pants step right up. Leave the fancy dress shoes at home, grab some tough FRYE leather boots and the the best duffel bag for a weekend getaway (if you’re taking a quick drive out of town), then pour up a dram of The Macallan whiskey. There’s still time to prepare and time to celebrate (again, safely!), and this ensemble will get you heading in the right direction in no time.

The right accessories for a casual Thanksgiving — at home or on the road.

  • The Jacket: Line of Trade Montana Winterized Denim Jacket, $140 — Keep it casual and rugged at home and on the road with a winterized denim jacket from Bespoke Post. Take it from me: This is one of the best denim jackets you can snap up now (and wear even as it gets colder).
  • The Shirt: Gitman Vintage Cotton Tweed Check Shirt, $220 — This shirt might be tricky to pull off in a warmer climate (crank up the A/C!), but to me, this classic flannel shirt screams instantly iconic Thanksgiving style. Even if you’re spending the day at home, it pays off to look good, right?
  • The Pants: Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, $98 — An ever-reliable pick-up from Huckberry, the famed Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are some of the best pants for the holidays, what with plenty of comfort and stretch built right in (note that they’re available in Slim and Straight fits).
  • The Boots: FRYE Bowery Moc Lace-Up Boots, $358 — Invest in some of the best leather boots right now, then be rewarded as you wear ’em all through the holidays (snowy weather included). When you need to slip them off, stylish socks come into play (more on that below, of course).
  • The Watch: Timex + Todd Snyder Art Deco Milano Watch, $128 — Yes indeed, we’re going with one of the best leather watches on the market here from Timex + Todd Snyder, one that’s both dressy and yet laidback enough to wear with a denim jacket. It’s sure to draw compliments from anyone you encounter this Thanksgiving.
  • The Belt: Red Wing Heritage Pioneer Belt, $89 — To wear with your FRYE leather boots, get a rugged leather belt that’s just sharp enough for the occasion.
  • The Socks: American Trench Color Pop Socks, $19.50 — You can always slide into slippers if you’re at home, but if not, you’re going to want some stylish socks that are in good shape (no holes!). These new American Trench socks are cool, comfortable and effective.
  • The Grooming Must-Have:Huron Face Lotion, $15 — The holidays can be rough on your face, what with dry, blustery air and an abundance of desserts (and beverages). Combat that with some of the best face lotion from Huron.
  • The Getaway Bag: Boarding Pass NYC “Work Hard, Play Hard” Duffel, $79 — Before you hit the road, stock up on the best duffel bag for a weekend getaway. Be sure to use the code BEAUKNOWS to get $10 off any purchase over $70 (note the price of this bag!).
  • The Holiday Sipper: The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, $29.99 via Drizly — Get a surprisingly affordable deal on a refined whiskey for the holidays, a fine sipping Scotch that could be a perfect host gift (or a sipper for yourself at home).

As I said, Thanksgiving will be plenty different this year, but again, that’s no excuse to get sloppy. To wit: That Line of Trade denim jacket is as cool and functional a blazer replacement as you’re apt to find, and it wears surprisingly well atop a classic flannel shirt when the weather takes a turn for the worse. It’s all held together by some of the best pants for the holidays, a casual pair from Huckberry with just enough polish and stretch to meet the varied demands of the day.

Naturally, a pair of the best leather boots is a fall must-have — no matter what, and especially if you’ve got to dash through some inclement weather to fill up at your local brewery. The combination all plays well with one of the best leather watches from a reliable standby brand in Timex + Todd Snyder. Your accessories are easily on-point, thanks to American Trench socks and a rugged leather belt, but lest we forget, you’ve got to keep your face in shape with some of the best face lotion (it’s the little things, folks). Even if just a quick getaway is in the works, be sure to A) Wear a mask and B) pack the best duffel bag for a weekend getaway from Boarding Pass NYC (remember that discount code, BEAUKNOWS, on orders over $70!). Last but assuredly not least? Well, with all of that in mind, pour yourself (or at least gift your host with) The Macallan whiskey to celebrate the day responsibly. Cheers, my friends.