The brand worked with the master outerwear purveyors at Golden Bear to turn a decades-old silhouette into a seriously stylish modern iteration. Put it simply: The Moto Jacket is absolutely drool-worthy (and actually quite the steal at the pre-funding price of $875). Made from Italian suede finished with a DWR treatment, it’s the rare suede jacket that’s waterproof. That’s a positive, because the Moto Jacket should become a go-to for all of your favorite menswear essentials, from a slim Taylor Stitch henley to a chambray shirt to a classic Oxford and a wool tie. In short, the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is going to make each and every ensemble you throw on even better (short of dressing for a black tie gala, that is). And the details, from the zig-zag stitched reinforced collar to the cotton flannel-lined pockets to the antique brass zipper, are as good as you’re going to find. So, let’s salute Taylor Stitch for the Moto Jacket … and then let’s get that pre-order taken care of, right?
What do you get when Taylor Stitch launches a partner brand geared toward sleek, modern and sustainable style? You get CIVIC, a new brand for the modern man that’s offering up stylish, effective products like the Jack Shirt — quite possibly your new go-to chambray shirt. Here’s the real kicker: CIVIC is more than just your average menswear company. More to the point, the team at CIVIC focuses on classic pieces made with an eye toward the environment; think fabrics that are durable and mobile, yet eco-conscious. Did we mention CIVIC does this all with an emphasis on using high-quality merino, beloved for everything from odor resistance to a natural breathability? All of that means a shirt as classic and essential as the Jack Shirt in Sky Blue Chambray is made to be worn time and again for rugged fall style, comfortable winter style, and every situation in between.
Is this post just about … socks? Only socks? Well, bear with me here, because these certainly are stylish men’s socks. As we often bring up at The Style Guide, the little details make a difference in your ensembles, from fit and comfort to sharp looks. And if you find a stylish accessory that you love and that happens to be well-made — like the Anonymousism Wool Herringbone Crew Socks seen here — I’d urge you to stock up as much as you can. When building outfits from the ground up, sharply designed socks shouldn’t be an afterthought — that much is true. They can add a bit of visual interest to slim charcoal trousers, they can provide some needed insulation when worn with rugged leather boots, and great-looking men’s socks can even blend in seamlessly with dressier ensembles (the Wool Herringbone Crew Socks would work nicely with a navy worsted wool suit). So, we’ve got all that down pat. What’s the upside to buying pricier Anonymousism socks? Read on, because you’re going to like what you see. Anonymousism is stocked at retailers from J. Crew to Bespoke Post, providing the kind of classic yet visually striking patterns that can work as a complement to so many fall outfits. And the kicker (pun intended) when it comes to Anonymousism socks? They’re made with excellent materials, folks.
And if you like what you see when it comes to the Wool Herringbone Crew Socks, you’ll assuredly like other, more pattern-friendly options from the Anonymousism line, like the Jacquard Crew Socks seen above. Whichever pair you pick, you’re getting Japanese-made quality and the type of durability you’d expect for the price tag — most Anonymousism socks will set you back upwards of $20. Here’s the good news with the stylish Wool Herringbone Crew Socks, though: When you sign up for Bespoke Post, you can pick ’em up at the discounted price of $18. Every buck counts, right? Certainly, the Wool Herringbone Crew Socks are nearly the perfect fall and winter sock. If that sounds silly to say, well, the herringbone pattern is a cold weather staple across everything from shirting to blazers, so these Anonymousism socks are going to look refined and on-trend peeking out from beneath your favorite pair of blue denim and some classic suede chukka boots. What’s more, these Anonymousism socks are going to last you quite a long time — I’ve been mighty pleased with the durability of my pairs, and that’s good news. Plus, they’ll also provide crucial versatility with plenty of outfits. Tan chinos and a white Oxford? Add stylish men’s dress shoes and Anonymousism socks. Black denim and a heather grey crewneck sweatshirt? Yes sir, the Wool Herringbone Crew Socks are a go-to accessory. Again, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for Bespoke Post to get that discount (wink, nudge). Let me know via The Style Guide Facebook page if you plan on investing in a pair … or two … or three of Anonymousism socks this season.
From fall weather finally starting to arrive in NYC to recent entries here on the blog — like this week’s rundown of the best men’s shirts for fall — the best season for all of us #menswear fans is truly starting to take shape. How’s your week ending, and how’s your weekend looking? If you’re going traipsing through an apple orchard, hiking in your local park or perhaps just knocking back a few fall beers at your favorite brewery, I’d suggest you dress in rugged fall style, perhaps with a classic flannel shirt? Ehh? I’m looking forward to getting out and about this weekend, too — in fact, I’m heading to Chicago once again as we speak! I’ll be catching up with old college friends and enjoying the city’s craft beer & menswear scenes, per usual. I had an excellent time visiting Chicago this past summer — and taking in Lollapalooza Chicago — and I know more great times are in store soon. Have suggestions on Chicago activities for me? Hit me up on Twitter, or check out The Style Guide Facebook page! For now, let’s get the weekend going, shall we?
Finally — and outside of the menswear realm — taking care of yourself, your well-being and your work life is, to say the least, vitally important. That being said, there’s a new supplement on the market that can help you along on that front. ALTA, a vegan supplement delivered in crisp packaging via the brand’s subscription model, is doing it right with ALTA Focus and Mood supplements, newly launched and ready to help you power through whatever’s on your plate. I’ve tried out the Focus supplement recently, and can definitely recommend it (and thank you to the brand for sending!). Will you be giving it a shot soon?
The Techne Merlin Watch certainly has plenty of rugged, fall-friendly style going for it. Inspired by old-school pilot’s watches — along with the engines on the P-51 Mustang fighter jet — you can be sure that there’s not quite a timepiece out there like the Techne Merlin Watch. From the brushed stainless steel case to the simple, sharp 39.5mm case diameter of the Merlin Watch, it’s a unique timepiece in every aspect of the word. Add in a durable ballistic nylon strap in a shade of cool gray, and you’re set when it comes to understated, classically inspired style. Yes indeed, the Techne Merlin Watch is a reliable accessory in plenty of laidback situations.
#2. Taylor Stitch Mercerized Merino Henley in Forest Stripe — $125
It wouldn’t be a list of men’s style essentials without including Taylor Stitch, right? The well-crafted Taylor Stitch Mercerized Merino Henley — a previous Style Pick of the Week entry on this site — utilizes that modern fabric we talked about earlier, combining breathability with stylish stripes and a flattering cut. The Forest Stripe color in particular should stand out nicely underneath a dark blue denim jacket or a black denim jacket in equal measure — and of course, you can slip the Merino Henley on underneath a tan herringbone blazer for high-low office style.
It can be rare to find a henley you can wear with a blazer — yet, the Billy Reid Speckled Henley is one that gets the job done. Made in Italy using premium fabric and refined construction, the Speckled Henley is neutral and clean enough to work with a navy herringbone or tan wool blazer quite easily. Just add slim blue denim and stylish chukka boots, and you’re set for casual Friday, casual Thursday … heck, any day that calls for laidback, business casual style.
#4. Life/After/Denim Thermal Heney in Heather Grey — $98
The henley itself has sporting roots, to be sure, but it’s also a truly rugged and functional staple found throughout the hardworking history of America — and Levi’s knows this well when it comes to the brand’s 1920s Sunset Henley. In this case, the maker of your favorite pair of jeans has taken a style from its 1920s archives and updated the fabric and fit. The resulting Sunset Henley is seriously cool and unique, made from a cotton-linen blend in Portgual. Wear the 1920s Sunset Henley on its own with a black moto jacket and grey denim, or style this rugged henley with rugged leather chukka boots & blue indigo denim.
We’re keeping things casual, rugged and durable once again with the sixth slot on this list, the Thermal Henley from Bread & Boxers. The contrasting cuffs and placket are a neat design touch that elevates this casual staple just a bit. That being said, this Bread & Boxers thermal henley might look best when worn with faded denim and stylish leather sneakers for a casual weekend day — heck, you can even team it with sweatpants from Bread & Boxers to complete the casual, comfortable vibes. Who’s with me?
Billy Reid is back at it again on this list with the more affordably priced Hartford Henley. Don’t let the smaller price tag fool you — the Hartford Henley is just as premium a piece as the Billy Reid Speckled Henley nearer to the top of this list. This lightweight long-sleeve henley features a cotton-polyester blend, all the better for layering underneath a slim merino cardigan or a rugged indigo shirt jacket. The heather grey color of the Hartford Henley contrasts nicely with the henley’s premium horn buttons, too — not a bad design touch from a menswear master.
#8. Levi’s Refined Henley in Medium Grey Heather — $30
If you’re seeking an #OOTD geared toward essential, casual layering — with just a hint of versatility and sharp style thrown in — today’s #menswear ensemble is the one to buy. The building blocks of the below #OOTD are pieces you should seriously consider adding to your wardrobe if you don’t have ’em already. Take, for example, a classic bomber jacket — like the Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket as seen below. It’s a surprisingly versatile layer, what with its functionality and military heritage. Without a doubt, the right bomber jacket can team with a rugged crewneck sweatshirt and an American-made tee as readily as it can layer over a classic Oxford shirt and a knit tie. We’re taking things in a more casual direction today (just check out the stylish slip-on sneakers in this ensemble), but regardless, the Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket is a sharp layer to get you through the month of October and on into November. Plus, it’s on-trend without veering too far away from tried-and-true pieces. Just read on for more, and let me know how you’d style your new favorite bomber jacket over on Twitter.
The Bomber Jacket: Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket, $199 –Here’s the stylish bomber jacket in question, done up in a stylish, neutral army green color. Light enough to layer for fall, easy to wear with a tee in the spring.
The Sweatshirt: Levi’s Classic Crewneck Sweater, $50— Thought Levi’s only made stylish denim? Think again — this cotton crewneck sweater features bold stripes in a fall-ready color combo that’s ideal for layering.
The Casual Tee: Flint and Tinder Slub Tee in Oxblood, $38— Comfortable, well-fitting and done up in a rich Oxblood color, Flint and Tinder always gets it right when it comes to its line of classic T-shirts.
The Denim: Taylor Stitch Slim Jean in Cone Mills Standard, $98— Classic dark blue denim, particularly a crisp pair from Taylor Stitch, add a bit of sharp-yet-casual appeal to this outfit. Wear those jeans as much as you can — they’ll break in perfectly.
The Belt: Levi’s Woodland Belt, $29 (On Sale) — Rugged, durable accessories make all the difference — especially in fall. Levi’s comes through with the affordable, stylish Woodland Belt.
The Watch: Ventus Caspian C-01 Brass Watch, $299 — Fall’s colder temperatures and heavier textures call for accessories that stand out visually — the rugged Caspian C-01 Brass Watch from Ventus fits the bill nicely.
The Ballcap: Ebbets Field Flannels x Bespoke Post “B” Baseball Cap, $38— This one comes at you from Bespoke Post — it’s a classically designed, hard-wearing vintage ballcap, plus a cool conversation starter.
Are you into the spirit of fall yet? I sure am. The weather is turning for the better in NYC — that means rugged fall layers, casual weekend style and of course, another edition of the best new men’s gear to buy for the season. This edition of The List is going to prep you to take on fall travel, fall adventures and well … just about anything else you can think of, from a brewery visit to a stroll over autumn leaves in your neighborhood park. We’ve got picks ranging from a rugged Timex watch to a stylish flannel shirt to a durable growler to stylish men’s socks — and that’s just the start. Swing on by The Style Guide Facebook page if you so please, and follow along on Twitter for more menswear! Cheers.
OLIVERS is taking its expertise into outerwear with a versatile, easy-to-wear jacket that you can definitely incorporate into your transitional fall wardrobe — we dig the Cobalt color around these parts.
General Knot and Co. Buffalo Check Travel Kit — $50.98
These stylish Tretorn sneakers harness the brand’s sporty, streamlined DNA in a fall-friendly way — the use of cool navy corduroy in the upper. Team them with tan chinos, an American-made Oxford and a grey wool blazer for work.
The crew here at The Style Guide — by that, I mean me — is all about keeping you informed in any and all matters #menswear-related. So, when the time comes to step out in cozy, rugged fall style, I’d wager you’re going to want to throw on the Finisterre Westray Crew. Rest assured, we’re getting there … slowly but surely. And it certainly pays to be prepared when you need to layer up on a chilly fall day — the Westray Crew is going to get the job done admirably when the time comes. For one, Finisterre as a brand is rooted in function, designing the sort of easy-to-wear rugged fall gear that blends elements of classic style and modern functionality. Take, for instance, today’s See Now, Buy Now pick. The Finisterre Westray Crew calls to mind the sort of warm, tough layers you’d find out on the high seas — the cable knitting and use of Donegal tweed wool ensure that connection. And the Finisterre Westray Crew doesn’t skimp on functionality, either. The brand’s knitting technique and use of a textured tweed yarn with lanolin results in water-repellent qualities — that makes the classically rugged Westray Crew just a bit more durable than your average sweater, to say the least.