See Now, Buy Now: Step Out with these Stylish Trainers from Rancourt & Co. This Fall

Sharp-yet-rugged sneakers, handcrafted to exacting standards by Rancourt & Co.

Are we big fans of Rancourt & Co. here on the blog? Yes, yes indeed we are — it’s getting tougher and tougher to find a brand that makes some of the best American-made footwear around, all the while adhering to tried-and-true quality and craftsmanship standards. Yet, that doesn’t mean Rancourt & Co. is a stuffy brand that never innovates. In fact, the new Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers are here just in time for the rest of October, and they’re some of the best men’s sneakers you can step into this season. Although it pays off to pack your footwear collection with rugged leather boots as we head into fall, there’s still something to be said for keeping a sleek-yet-rugged pair of stylish sneakers like the Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers in your rotation. After all, style is all about balance — and these sneakers have that in spades.

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To wit: The Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers feature premium suede leather uppers, as you’d expect from Rancourt, blended with a natural latex rubber sneaker sole. That combo gives you the toughness of Rancourt’s leather boots blended with the slick styling potential of your favorite pair of sneakers, guaranteed. Touches like waxed cotton laces — and of course, Rancourt’s signature made-in-Maine production — elevate these excellent sneakers even further.

SHOP: The Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers

Go with one of three versatile color options with the Bennett Trainers.

And when it comes to styling potential, these could be the perfect fall sneakers. They’re well-suited to slide on with your favorite pair of faded denim and a classic crewneck sweatshirt for a casual weekend coffee outing, or you can pair them with tough chore pants and a thermal henley for a bit of streetwear-inspired, off-duty style. Of course, the best men’s sneakers for fall aren’t made to take any days off — pair up the Beige version seen above with slim navy chinos and a white Oxford shirt at the office on a fall Friday, too. So, to recap: We’ve got stylish new sneakers made with the same care and attention to detail as your favorite boots … sounds like the ideal pair to wear until that first snowfall. Got questions on how to style ’em? Head over to Twitter to connect with me.

SHOP: The Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers
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#OOTD: Here’s How to Wear a Leather Jacket This Fall

Quick, what’s the most classic piece of outerwear you can think of? If it doesn’t come to mind right away, perhaps a Schott NYC leather jacket isn’t very far down your list — and it’s the rugged jacket that’ll serve as the centerpiece of today’s #OOTD, to boot. The right leather jacket can serve as more than a thin outer layer — it can add some serious durability, toughness and sleek style to any fall-centric look or occasion (especially if that occasion involves a rock concert or a weekend whiskey bar outing). So, we’ll kick things off with one of the best leather jackets¬†you can possibly buy, and we’ll layer it up with all the right fall style essentials you can possibly shake a stick at. As you’ll see, a rugged flannel shirt adds a bit of grunge-inspired style (sorry, had to go there!), while an organic cotton henley adds even more warmth and fall-ready durability. Naturally, if you’re going for edgy and rock-inspired style, you could do worse than stepping out in some black Chelsea boots. The key thing to keep in mind is that you’re going to get a ton of use out of this investment-worthy leather jacket, and that makes it a reliable option even on a work day aside from this #OOTD (yes, paired with a white Oxford shirt and slim back chinos). With all of that being said, I’ll leave you to check out the rest of this fall-ready ensemble.

A sleek and classic leather jacket, matched up with the right fall style essentials.

  • The Leather Jacket: Schott NYC Lightweight Motorcycle Jacket, $750¬†— Fall is a¬† surprisingly great time to wear one of the best leather jackets on the planet — go figure! This Schott NYC leather jacket is an investment-worthy icon.
  • The Flannel Shirt: Knowledge Cotton Checked Flannel Shirt, $145¬†— Pairing up a rugged flannel shirt with a classic leather jacket is a timeless style move for fall — get this perfect flannel shirt to get started.
  • The Henley: Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley, $62¬†— Keep things simple, subtly stylish and rugged with this organic cotton henley from Flint and Tinder — ideal for a fall night out.
  • The Denim: Flint and Tinder Defender Denim (Slim Fit), $138¬†Slim dark blue jeans are a highly effective, classic pairing with one of the best leather jackets for early fall — no questions asked. And this pair of raw denim only gets better with age.
  • The Watch: Lum-Tec M82 Automatic Watch, $875¬†— A tough leather watch is the only way to go with the rest of this outfit’s gear picks. Lum-Tec comes through in the clutch, no doubt about it.
  • The Boots: Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chelsea Boots, $240¬†— Is it a no-brainer to wear tough black Chelsea boots from Red Wing Heritage with a¬†rugged flannel shirt and a¬†classic leather jacket? Yes, perhaps. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
  • The Socks: Burlix Moving Mid-Calf Socks, $15¬†— Your search for the best men’s socks might just be over. I’ve had the pleasure of testing Burlix socks over these past few weeks, and they provide plenty of comfort & shock absorption with rugged boots.
  • The Grooming Essentials: Living KOA Full Grooming Set, $79¬†— If you’re investing in the best when it comes to your classic leather jacket and slim denim, you might as well invest in your skincare on all fronts. The Full Grooming Set shown here makes it very easy to do that.

As one would expect, the difference here is in the details — and namely, the difference comes right at the start of this rugged fall ensemble, led off by one of the best leather jackets in the world. Yes, the world! It’s the perfect foil to perhaps the perfect flannel shirt, blending edgy and classic style seamlessly. From the brewery to a rock concert to the dive bar, this look has you covered. Heck, when you pair things up with an¬†organic cotton henley from Flint and Tinder, you’ve got prime fall style on lock — and we haven’t even talked about the inky blue, raw denim you’re going to be wearing to complement this look. And to that end, you’d do well to step out in equally fitting black Chelsea boots from Red Wing Heritage— together, this combination has roots in the past and yet, remains perfectly modern at the same time. All of this is to say, you’ve unlocked unbeatable weekend style now. And while you might not think of a tough leather watch as being essential to this outfit, rest assured that it is (the difference lies in the details, after all). And on that front, Lum-Tec has you covered. Of course, a great fall #OOTD is nothing without grooming essentials to keep your skin sharp — and the best men’s socks on the market offer plenty of comfort when worn with tough Red Wing Heritage boots. It all comes together quite nicely, wouldn’t you say? No doubt about it. Good luck out there, folks — cheers!

The List: Gear Up for Fall Right Now with the Best New Men’s Gear and Beer

A new favorite pair of rugged leather boots for fall — you’ll have these for a long time, indeed.

Step to it and gear up for fall with my favorite new men’s style picks for the season today, my friends. Fall is well and truly a time to shine if you love rugged leather boots like the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots shown above, and it’s also quite the time if you love the best Oktoberfest beer, richly crafted leather jackets and even a stylish long-sleeve tee or two. We’ve got rugged layers and new fall style essentials aplenty all the way around in today’s edition of The List — it’s time to continue ringing in menswear’s best season.

Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $330

Dependable, classic leather boots from Red Wing Heritage.

We mentioned above we’d be showcasing essential fall gear like the best leather boots to wear all the time — seriously, all the time. And for my money’s worth, it gets no better than the iconic, built-to-last Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, this time done up in a rich Ebony Harness leather. Wear them with slim grey denim and your favorite chambray shirt to head to a Friday night rock show.

Flint and Tinder Craftsman Shirt — $118

A tough overshirt that’s going to prove mighty useful for fall.

We’ve talked about previously about how this Flint and Tinder overshirt is the perfect summer layer — and yet, that also means it’s incredibly well-suited for fall, what with its rugged construction and classic layering potential. Available in neutral colors for ease of use, this could be fall’s best overshirt.

Schott NYC Men’s Lightweight Cowhide Moto Jacket — $750

A sharp, rugged leather jacket you’ll have for years and years.

Schott NYC leather jackets are legendary, investment-worthy and lifechanging. And in fact, this Schott NYC Lightweight Moto Jacket, as sold by our good pals at Huckberry, takes the cake when it comes to being the best leather moto jacket you’ll ever buy. Layer up for fall with your favorite henley and slim black jeans, while we’re at it.

Walls Outdoor Goods “Kick It” Worn-In Stretch Work Pants — $44.99

Tremendously tough and ridiculously affordable fall work pants.

We’ve talked a ton on the blog about the best work pants to buy for fall, a time when rugged performance and functionality, from the trail to your backyard, is key. And for under $45, that’s what makes the Walls Outdoor Goods Kick It Work Pants so great. Remarkably well-priced, absurdly tough & made to be worn on chilly morning hikes or crisp afternoons in equal measure — and a new personal favorite.

Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Long-Sleeve Tee — $109

Not a bad choice when it comes to exceptional fall layering.

A classic Armor-Lux Breton tee is a certified summer essential, but did you know this heritage brand is also delivering the goods when it comes to the best long-sleeve tee for fall? It’s the rich color and easy-to-layer fabrication that sets this Armor-Lux tee apart.

New Belgium Brewing at The Source Hotel Denver — Price Varies¬†

Beautiful views and excellent beer lead the way at New Belgium’s experimental Denver outpost.

Less of a specific gear pick and more a highly lauded travel recommendation from yours truly — if ever¬† you visit the fantastic city of Denver, you’re in for a treat. That goes for the city’s beautiful outdoor atmosphere and a huge swath of breweries — including the modern, seriously cool New Belgium Pilot Brewery at the super-sharp The Source Hotel in Denver. Take in the amazing rooftop views and enjoy fresh, tasty beer all the while (get the Extra Pale Ale). The brunch menu isn’t half-bad, either. A true treat to visit in Denver, as seen on my Instagram.

Topo Designs 22-Inch Duffel — $89.00

A durable, go-anywhere bag for quick fall trips.

When you want to hit the road for a fall adventure but don’t want to overdo it on the packing front, reach for Topo Designs and the perfect small duffel for a quick trip. Easy as that.

TOMS TRVL LTE High Sneakers in Gunmetal Suede — $109.95

Perfectly essential fall sneakers from TOMS.

Some classic sneakers just scream “fall style,” be it their rich color or rugged suede texture, or handsome leather detailing (and we’ll have more options in that regard later in this post). The TOMS TRVL LTE High Sneakers are some truly excellent fall high-tops that bring a bit of everything to the table.

Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $95.98

An unstoppable pair of chinos for the season.

The best fall style is often about striking the right balance between rich colors and textures, and the Adam Mar Slub Chinos are assuredly some of the best men’s chinos when it comes to doing that. Wear them with the aforementioned TOMS high-top sneakers to the office.

Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch — $495

Make no mistake, this is the best black leather watch whenever you need to dress up again.

There comes a time in every guy’s life when he’s got to suit up and look sharp — and for when the occasion calls for nothing less than your best, you need the best black leather dress watch for that fall wedding or big day at the office. You need the Zodiac Grandville Watch. Bingo!

Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley — $62

One of the best fall henleys you’re apt to find right now.

As perfect a pairing with that Flint and Tinder overshirt we mentioned earlier, this is your new favorite henley — and it’s got all the specs that make it just right for fall layering. Take the organic slub cotton or the pleasing fit; the Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley has it all.

LEMS Shoes Boulder Chukka Boots — $120

Dependable, easy-to-wear chukka boots to take for a spin all fall.

Looking for a go-anywhere pair of fall chukka boots to wear with everything from rugged chore pants to slim dark denim and your favorite crewneck sweater? Get the LEMS Shoes Boulder Chukka Boots, and get them quickly, my friends.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt — $125

A classic shirt from Taylor Stitch to wear all fall.

So if you read the blog regularly, you know that we LOVE Taylor Stitch (and that might be an understatement). Classic men’s shirts like the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt are precisely why, and the Dusty Blue Hemp fabric gives this one both casual and¬†business casual appeal for fall.

Lone Tree Brewing Co. Festbier — Price Varies

Really kick things up a notch this fall with Lone Tree Brewing’s Festbier.

Again, let’s dive back into the world of seasonally friendly craft beer, shall we? Based in lovely Colorado (a prime craft beer hotbed!), Lone Tree Brewing delivers with a very pleasant festbier made to mimic the kinds of beers you’d drink this very month in Germany — truly enjoyable on a crisp fall night, and a pleasure to test recently.¬† Thanks to the brewery for sending!

Ampal Creative “Best in the West” Strapback — $29.98

An easy-to-wear fall hat that’ll only get better the more you wear it.

Who said fall menswear has to be boring? No one, that’s who — that’s why it’s fun to inject a bit of personality into a classic look (say, a rugged long-sleeve tee and tough chore pants) with a vintage-inspired hat. Easy to throw on when you don’t feel like doing your hair, and all the more stylish for it.

Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers — $170

Casual chukka sneakers that’ll wear nicely with your favorite denim.

The best men’s sneakers are often ruggedly casual and somewhat unassuming, easily made to be pulled off with a pair of perfectly faded denim and a classic Oxford shirt on a chilly fall day … and my friends, the Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers are the perfect fall sneakers, precisely.

OK, folks. That’s all for today’s edition of The List. Starting with the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, we certainly covered a ton of ground in the way of essential fall style picks (and craft beer, too!). Did you have any favorites? Perhaps the easygoing Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers are just your speed? Or maybe, just maybe, you find the Schott NYC Lightweight Moto Jacket sitting in your cart? Any way you slice it, you can’t go wrong. All that being said, let’s keep fall rolling — looking forward¬† to hearing from y’all on Twitter!

Style Pick of the Week: Outerknown Highline Shirt

A rugged flannel shirt that’s surprisingly easy to layer.

As evidenced by the ever-changing pages of this blog, the search for fall style essentials like the best men’s flannel shirt never really ends, does it? No, sir. It’s a topic we’ve covered with growing frequency as we move into colder weather in earnest, and we’re back again today with the Outerknown Highline Shirt — it’s as pleasingly rugged and sustainable as you can get when it comes to the best flannel shirts out there. If you follow the blog, you’ll recognize Outerknown (just head here to read about one of the best fall jackets from the brand, for instance). It’s the brainchild of legendary surfer Kelly Slater and menswear designer John Moore, and Outerknown blends a distinctly laidback, West Coast and surf culture-inspired ethos with the sort of functionality that’s much-needed during the colder months. To that end, the Outerknown Highline Shirt checks all the right boxes in terms of dependable style and rugged appeal. It’s perhaps the perfect shirt for fall layering, given that it features a blend of organic cotton and linen — that means you should take the Outerknown Highline Shirt for a spin atop a thermal shirt or your favorite henley, or wear it underneath a navy herringbone blazer to blend high-low style with ease.

SHOP: The Outerknown Highline Shirt 

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

Just one of three versatile colors in which you can snag this Outerknown shirt.

So this rugged flannel shirt is actually easy to layer, and it’s also easy to wear in a variety of style situations … but which one of the richly crafted patterns of the Outerknown Highline Shirt should you pick up? The answer could be … all three? I’m personally a fan of the Curry Shady Plaid variety seen at the top of the page, but the choice is yours. Either way, this is a laidback, classic flannel shirt that’s primed to wear with expertly faded jeans and classic high-top sneakers for a fall weekend. The benefits of this shirt don’t stop with the styling potential, however. As you might expect, Outerknown emphasizes using organic materials that benefit the enviroment¬† — so the Outerknown Highline Shirt has all of that going for it, too. The bottom line is quite simple: When you want to wear the best men’s flannel shirt for a weekend brunch or to a casual office, you’ll want to make it this one.

SHOP: The Outerknown Highline Shirt 
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The Friday Read: A New Shirt Jacket for Fall, The Best Travel Blazer & Big Thief’s New Album

A legendary leather jacket you’re going to want to pre-fund ASAP.

How are you getting ready for fall and winter? Hopefully, with a stylish leather jacket as essential and iconic as the incredible Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket seen above — it’s available now for pre-funding via Taylor Stitch, everyone’s favorite menswear brand. And did I mention it’s one of the best leather jackets this menswear writer has seen in some time? This latest release is no different, and it could just be your new favorite leather jacket … easily, at that. So, that’s setting the stage style-wise for a great fall weekend. What’s on your agenda? For this menswear and craft beer writer, I’m looking forward to closing out a busy week the right way. For one, I returned from lovely Asheville, North Carolina on Monday, where I spent the weekend in the rolling mountains of western North Carolina for my good friend and former college journalism colleague Dillon Davis’ wedding! For the wedding and the weekend, I made good use of my Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket, and for exploring Asheville, I wore some classic leather boots (Clarks Originals Wallabee Boots, to be exact), while also checking out prime craft beer spots like the Belgian ale mecca that is Thirsty Monk. If you saw all the fun on my Instagram, you know that Asheville has a wealth of craft beer riches and beautiful scenery.

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So, that was last weekend. And this week has been plenty eventful, including a string of incredible indie rock shows at my favorite venue on the planet, Brooklyn Steel! Namely, Tuesday night saw a triumphant return to the stage by ethereal British indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club (an old college favorite!), while Wednesday saw yet¬†another¬†excellent Brooklyn Steel show by indie rock luminaries Big Thief (more on them in a moment!). There’s nothing I love more than a transcendent rock show, and there’s no better way to enjoy a night out in Brooklyn, in my opinion. Add in the fact that the newly opened 18th Ward Brewing is right by Brooklyn Steel to upgrade your craft beer experience, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect night. But I digress — it’s time to dive into today’s Friday Read to get the weekend started. Cheers!

  • Finding the right blazer to wear for travel — the type of stylish blazer you can wear both on and off the plane or train or automobile — is tricky. Not so anymore thanks to the Tact & Stone Traveler Blazer, a wildly comfortable and polished blazer made in travel-ready fabric. Wear it over a merino T-shirt with slim faded jeans and classic chukka boots for style that’s easygoing yet sharp, no matter where you go — and of course, learn more via my latest GearMoose briefing in the meantime.
  • Durable layers are a must for a fall weekend, especially if you want to gear up with your favorite henley or your new favorite pants for fall — and in that regard, the Proof Reversible Shirt Jacket seems to check all the right boxes. Helpfully, I covered that crucial piece for GearMoose. Happy layering!
  • I mentioned my new favorite indie rock band, Big Thief, above; given that they’re releasing their SECOND album this year on today of all days, it seems fitting to recommend this driving indie rock track, “Forgotten Eyes,” off that second album. Two incredible albums in one year is more than we could ever ask for — enjoy!

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So, we’ve covered indie rock, we’ve covered craft beer, we’ve covered essential fall layers … I’ll leave you with one last briefing covering the durable pants you need to buy for fall. If you read the blog, you’ll recognize these as some of the best pants for the season. That being said, it simply doesn’t get much better than the Proof Rover Pants, especially if you’ve got a busy weekend of tailgates or brewery visits on the horizon — I’ll see you at the next IPA tasting. Again, cheers and thanks for reading!

The List: Here’s All the New Men’s Gear You Need to Upgrade Your Fall Right Now

Just one of many tough gear picks to get you ready for fall — to say the very least.

Well, there you have it, folks. That Howler Brothers Rounder Vest as seen above is the perfect pick to lead off today’s list of fall style essentials. And if you normally conjure up some “Back to the Future” style vibes when you think of layering up with a vest, put those thoughts to the side ASAP — this is one of the best men’s vests to shake up how you think about fall layering, guaranteed. And the rest of today’s picks in this edition of The List are every bit as stylish and functional as you’d expect to carry us through October. Read on, start shopping and let’s get to work.

Howler Brothers Rounder Vest — $135

A rugged, timeless vest to layer up with all season.

Part of the terrific, extremely fall-ready Huckberry x Howler Brothers North Coast Collection, this rugged vest is perfect to layer over a thermal henley with inky blue denim and classic chukka boots all season long. Speaking of classic chukka boots …

Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $165¬†

A rich new shade of leather that’ll break in beautifully.

You know that you can always turn to Huckberry when it comes to the best chukka boots for men, right? And the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots are as good as it gets, blending style and sustainability in one exclusive package — wear these with your favorite blue jeans every fall weekend.

Triwa Hu39-D Watch — $299

This is a atough watch you’ll want to wear whenever you can this fall.

Is there a way to encapsulate the fall season in a rugged casual watch? Yes, yes indeed there is — the Triwa Hu39-D Watch, what with its canvas strap made from recycled plastic, is the perfect watch to wear all season.

Topo Designs Global Briefcase — $139

A rugged, adventure-ready brief from a favorite brand.

Oftentimes, the right way to get ready for fall — particularly for a weekend getaway or an overnight camping trip — comes down to carrying the best outdoor bag. And in this case, the Topo Designs Global Briefcase is absolutely the right way to go.

Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt in Dusty Army — $125

The right flannel shirt for a new season, courtesy of Taylor Stitch.

Rest assured, this won’t be the last time we talk about Taylor Stitch and the excellent Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt this season. It’s one of the best men’s flannel shirts you’re apt to find, made out of cozy, easy-to-layer chamois fabric, and it’s ideal to layer over your favorite henley all fall and winter.

Anonymous Ism Chevron Socks — $18.98

The best new socks to wear with your favorite sneakers or boots? You bet!

OK, so you’ve got the big items (like the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt) out of the way. But what about your favorite new socks, specifically this handsome pair from Anonymous Ism? Get ’em on your feet ASAP.

Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers — $295

Sleek sneakers to switch up your fall footwear game.

There’s a good chance that when you think of Rancourt & Co., you think of rugged sneakers and boots — slightly different than the Bennett Trainers seen above. And that’s not a bad thing! These are some of the best new sneakers to slide your feet into this fall, easily.

Burrow Nomad Leather Sofa — $1,450

Meet the new leather sofa you’ll have for years to come.

We’re all¬† about investing in the very best here at The Style Guide — like this refined leather sofa from Burrow, a surefire winner if you’ve been looking for a new sofa for your den or living room. The rich leather is perfectly suited for fall (and any time of year, for that matter!)

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants¬†— $98

A pair of classic five-pocket pants to wear all fall.

If you’ve read the blog in the past, you know that the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are some of the best men’s pants to wear to the office, out on the weekend, to happy hour … you get the drift. And they’re back this fall season in rich new colors, including the excellent Earth color shown here.

Scout Leather Co. Keychain Leather Fob — $29.98

A durable addition to your everyday carry, no questions asked.

If you’re in the habit of misplacing or fumbling around for your keys, change all of that with this durable leather keychain, an excellent addition to your haul of everyday carry essentials, no doubt about it.

Flint and Tinder Indigo Fleece Crew — $88

A classic sweatshirt that’s only going to get better with time the more you wear it.

Want a sweatshirt that’s more than just your average crewneck sweatshirt? Then the Flint and Tinder Indigo Fleece Crew is the one you want. Pair it up with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants for all-day versatility.

Jack Erwin Leonard Sneakers — $165

Some of the most versatile sneakers you can wear this fall, guaranteed.

Now, if you live in a locale where it’s already starting to get chilly, rainy or (gasp) potentially snowy, these stylish Jack Erwin sneakers probably aren’t high on your list. But if not? If you want a pair of the best white sneakers to wear to the office and beyond on fall weekends aplenty? Go with Jack Erwin.

Proof The G.O.O.D. Shirt — $118

A tough workshirt hybrid that’s ideal for chilly fall weekends.

Naming a shirt The G.O.O.D. Shirt is quite the bold move, but Proof backs it up with a rugged fall shirt you’ll find yourself wearing plenty of seasonal style situations.

Duluth Trading Co. Spit and Polish Datenite Solid Cologne — $18.71

A new solid cologne to try out and enjoy this fall.

For a very agreeable price, you can get a new grooming essential in a small-but-highly-effective package, all but guaranteed to ensure you smell great this fall — no matter where you go.

 

So, I know there were a heck of a lot of options in the above post, but did any new fall favorites stand out to you? How about the always-essential Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, ehh? Or maybe you’re¬† in the market for a bigger-ticket purchase, a la a¬† refined leather sofa from Burrow? Let me know your thoughts over on Twitter — happy fall!

 

#OOTD: Try Out This New Way to Wear an Old-School Western Shirt

Quick, think of the array of stylish men’s shirts you’ve likely got in your closet for fall. From a classic Oxford shirt to your favorite chambray shirt, perhaps you feel like you’ve got plenty of options, right? Particularly when it comes to casually rugged fall style, too? Well, think again, because I’d wager you don ‘t yet have a classic Western shirt like the Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt — it’s the centerpiece of today’s #OOTD, and it’s the perfect shirt to carry you through many a fall style situation. To wit: The Western shirt is a somewhat overlooked style staple (at least in my book), one that often calls to mind denim-on-denim — and not done the right way, either. But the Western shirt is a prime fall style move, especially when worn as you’ll see it today. What do we mean specifically? Well, the Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt is different than your typical Western shirt, made from textured fabric in a pleasing fall color — the kind that’s going to stand out whether you wear this look on a weekend coffee date, a brewery outing or an upstate weekend getaway (or some combination of all three, at that). The point is that the best Western shirt out there is visually interesting, slightly edgy & thoroughly classic — exactly what you need to add to your rotation of fall style essentials. Let’s get to the full #OOTD below.

Rugged gear picks to shift how you think about wearing a Western shirt.

  • The Western Shirt: Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt, $128¬†— Shaking up the way you wear your Western shirt often starts with reaching for a different option altogether — and Levi’s x Outerknown deliver a stylish, sustainable, rugged AND visually interesting choice here.
  • The Henley: Wellen Hemp Long-Sleeve Henley, $39.98¬†— Rugged, classic and every bit as sustainable as the Western shirt you’re pairing it with, this is your new favorite henley for fall.
  • The Pants: Taylor Stitch Camp Pants, $128¬†— Now, your choice of rugged fall pants is entirely up to you here — you could also go with slim tan chinos or classic blue denim,¬† but it’s tough to top the versatile appeal of the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants.
  • The Jacket:¬†Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Indigo Waffle, $188¬†— Let’s go for two in a row when it comes to rugged Taylor Stitch gear. The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket has long been a personal favorite, and this richly textured take is no different. Perfect to wear with your new favorite henley for fall.
  • The Boots: Astorflex Bootflex Boots, $195¬†— Are these Astorflex Bootflex Boots some of the best leather boots for fall? Yes. Will you want to wear them all the time, even aside from this #OOTD? Also, yes. The perfect pair of fall footwear.
  • The Watch: VAER Watches Heritage Watch, $176.98¬†— Only one of the best men’s leather watches will do in this case, and this rugged VAER watch is a perfect complement to the rest of these fall style essentials.
  • The Beard Oil: Duluth Trading Co. Spit and Polish Beard Oil, $19.95¬†— Fall is as great a time as any to get your facial hair in fine form, and Duluth Trading Co. has come through with an excellent new beard oil to help you do just that.
  • The Grooming Essential: Duke Cannon Trench Warfare Natural Charcoal Deodorant, $12¬†— I’ve long been a fan of Duke Cannon’s rugged and essential grooming products, and this highly effective natural charcoal deodorant is no different. The perfect way to round out an #OOTD.

So, are you onboard with the Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt and the potential it brings to the table? While at first simple, these top gear picks really are as good as it gets, and they’re as primed for a weekend of fall adventures, from your favorite park to a new art museum and evening cocktails, as you are. Layer up with your new favorite henley for fall and then get out there — that combo offers protection from the elements should you need it, and the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is a crucial fall outerwear pick-up. It adds a ton of visual interest to this look, and the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants are a necessary fall accessory in this instance — they’re ready to get outdoors or go all around town, and look great while doing it. With an #OOTD like this, there’s also no better fall footwear option than some of the best leather boots for fall, guaranteed. What’s more, essential accessories like one of the best men’s leather watches help drive home the true versatility and style of this outfit — you’re going to stand out the right way, truly. To keep your mug fresh, turn toward a standout new beard oil from Duluth Trading Co. (a move you won’t regret, trust me) and then be sure to use an equally excellent natural charcoal deodorant from Duke Cannon — got all of that down? Great: It’s time to get out there and enjoy fall.