The Friday Read: Billykirk Leather Goods, New GREATS Sneakers & Banana Republic

A soft, lightweight flannel shirt to layer up with this weekend.

There’s really no time like the present — as we stand on the edge of another winter weekend — for you to pick up your new favorite flannel shirt. The right flannel shirt, as in the soft and dependable Lisboa Porto Shirt, is wearable all weekend long, from coffee to cocktails — and it’s the kind of easygoing, classic flannel shirt you can even wear around the house as you lounge around and click through today’s Friday Read. What exactly do we have going in today’s edition? Plenty, folks, including potentially your new favorite sneakers (if you’re not dealing with absurd amounts of snow right now). We’ll get to the rest in a moment, but it’s pretty wild to be nearing the end of February — on that note, I’m starting to get excited for an early March trek to Seattle (a new city for me!) that I’ve got planned.

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I’ll be staying at the always-excellent Ace Hotel, and of course, there’s quite the reason behind the trip: Legendary NYC rockers The Strokes (whom I had the honor of seeing on New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn) are making a triumphant return to the stage in advance of the April release of their new album, fittingly titled “The New Abnormal.” That being said, I’m already starting to prep for the trip, which I plan to continue this weekend as I enjoy some delicious coffee and spin my “Room On Fire” vinyl. Naturally, I’ll also be listening on repeat to the band’s new single, “At The Door,” a slow, synth-driven crooner with moody atmospherics — it’s a change of pace from the classics, and I love it all the same. OK, let’s pivot from indie rock back to menswear, shall we? Here’s today’s Friday Read — enjoy!

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  • What better way to start the weekend than with some new leather boots? I’m a big fan of FRYE leather boots, and would certainly recommend you check out the brand as winter closes out — consider them an underrated addition (for a great deal, at that) to your wardrobe as we wrap up February.
  • I mentioned above that we’d dig into some new sneakers in advance of early (early) spring, and those sneakers are in fact here — they’re the stylish, minimal and premium GREATS Court Sneakers, and I dug into what makes them so essential for GearMoose, per tradition. They’re affordable given the use of Italian leather, and they’ll wear extremely with everything from slim tan chinos and a rugged henley to a classic Oxford shirt and slim denim.
  • Speaking of slim denim, get a load of this: The good folks at Banana Republic are really changing the denim game, crafting slim blue jeans with 99 percent less water (yes, 99 percent!) thanks to its new Dry Indigo line — and of course, I wrote all about your new favorite denim over at The Manual. It’s all about sustainability and style in 2020, so you can’t go wrong.
  • If you’ve taken the time to curate a collection of thoughtful everyday carry essentials — as every stylish guy should do — then it only makes sense that you pick up the proper place to store them when you’re off the road, yes? A stylish valet tray is the ticket in that regard, and helpfully, I wrote about Billykirk Bronco Valet Tray for GearMoose. Best get to shopping now!

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I often talk about the type of style essentials you can consistently wear day in and day out, year in and year out — and there’s perhaps no rugged base layer more suited to right now than a classic henley. With all that being said, I’m going to point you toward my guide on how to wear a henley right now, featuring plenty of gear picks you know and love. If you have questions on how to style it, or how to rock any of your other favorite winter style essentials, you know what to do: Reach out to me on Twitter. Cheers to the weekend!

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The List: Stay Warm in Style Right Now with Winter’s Best New Gear

Step out in style with the best new men’s gear — these rugged leather boots included.

Getting dressed in style through the winter — especially now that we’ve hit February — can often seem like a monumental task. It’s cold, it’s (likely) snowy, it’s not a lot of fun to be outside … so you need a hearty helping of the best winter style essentials to carry you through these doldrums. So it goes with today’s edition of The List, led off with some of the best chukka boots (from HELM Boots) that you’re going to step into this winter. We’re going to complement those classic boots with the sort of picks that’ll upgrade your grooming and your life in general — heck, that’s what these posts are all about, after all. So fear not: Winter will subside, and you’ll get through it with your new favorite menswear. Read on.

HELM Boots Declan Brown Leather Chukka Boots — $295

Rugged leather chukka boots that’ll break in nicely over time.

Every guy — including you — needs a pair of the best leather chukka boots in his wardrobe. It’s helpful that the HELM Boots Declan Boots are made with serious quality in mind, and built to deliver all winter long. What can you pair your rugged leather chukka boots with? Funny you ask …

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Perfectly rugged-yet-versatile selvedge chinos.

Is it hard to find a pair of American-made chinos, and an affordable pair of chinos, at that? The short answer is quite simple: Yes. The Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos are ridiculously well-crafted, endlessly versatile and yes, perfect to pair with your HELM Boots Declan Boots.

Belstaff Ridge Quilted Jacket — $340

A legendary, rugged jacket from Belstaff to wear all winter.

The first thing you need to take care of for the rest of winter? Finding one of the best winter jackets — an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff ought to fit the bill nicely, agreed? Plus, this durable coat could be one of the best winter travel jackets thanks to its versatile design.

Bespoke Post Parlor Box — $45

The right way to upgrade your home bar in style.

Stepping away from menswear for a second, there’s no time like the present to upgrade your home bar. Crucially, you can do that for a low, low price with the Bespoke Post Parlor Box — cheers.

Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch — $540

A rugged, classic leather watch to wear all through winter.

Right off the bat, the Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch has a lot going for it — made in collaboration with adventurer and photographer Matt Hranek, it’s as durable and classic as it gets, and it’s perhaps the most versatile leather watch you can wear on your wrist this winter.

Saturdays NYC Stenstrom Fleece Jacket — $245  

A cozy, luxurious fleece made for winter layering.

Don’t sleep on the versatility and style of a cozy fleece jacket — especially a surprisingly luxurious fleece jacket from Saturdays NYC. The NYC-based brand are masters of minimal style, and this premium fleece jacket is just one fine example.

Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater — $154 

As rugged a winter sweater as it gets.

It’s the right time to layer up with a rugged winter sweater to fight back against the season’s chill — thankfully, the Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater (as sold by Bespoke Post) is up to the task.

Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike — $2,200 

A seriously cool motorbike made to inspire wanderlust.

As I said, we’re about more than just menswear in these gear roundups — and this investment-level motorbike (available via Huckberry, naturally) fits the mold if you like to get out on the open road. The Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is one-of-a-kind, that much is true.

Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt — $148

A classic corduory shirt, sure to impress at the office or at happy hour.

Winter calls for plenty of rugged men’s style essentials — kind of like the endlessly wearable Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt, a simple-yet-classic and easy-to-style corduroy shirt. How easy to style? Simply grab an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff and your Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos.

Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt — $228

A durable CPO shirt that calls to mind cold winter mornings.

The focus today has been all about winter layering essentials, but we haven’t come across anything quite like the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt just yet. It’s one of the best shirt jackets on the market, made with a durable-yet-versatile blend of Japanese wool and polyester, plus a neat color that works with your new favorite chinos.

Duke Cannon American Soap and Hatchet Set — $175

All the best men’s grooming essentials, delivered in collectible packaging with a neat design. Well-done, Duke Cannon.

Let’s get back to more affordable style staples, shall we? In this case, Duke Cannon delivers the goods with the jam-packed, well-designed American Soap and Hatchet Set, featuring all the men’s grooming essentials you need — plus a neat carrying case and yes, an actual hatchet. A great gift for the stylish guy, too.

EVERGOODS CTB 40 — $289

The durable, dependable everyday backpack to take with you everywhere.

Your everyday carry needs to be sleek, streamlined and efficient — and of course, effective. The EVERGOODS CTB 40 checks all the boxes, and it’s destined to become your new everyday bag because of its rugged-yet-minimal construction.

Taylor Stitch Crewneck in Natural Donegal Terry — $98

A classic crewneck sweatshirt made the Taylor Stitch way.

Who said a crewneck sweatshirt can’t be stylish? As one would expect, the good folks at Taylor Stitch are making one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, and they’re doing it in a color that’s cool, unique and ready to wear with your favorite chambray shirt this winter.
Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos — $125

Classic chinos from your favorite denim brand.

We talked earlier about the Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos, but allow me to introduce to you perhaps another pair of your new favorite chinos — they’re made by Mott and Bow (makers of some of the best men’s jeans), and rest assured, the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos get the job done in winter (and every other time of year!).
Astorflex Rolflex Boots — $185

Durable boots that are part-sneaker, part Chelsea boot.

So, what exactly are you going to wear with your new favorite chinos, for example? The hybrid sneakerboots shown here — the Astorflex Rolflex Boots carry on that lineage of quality and style you expect from the brand, to say the least.
Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks — $15.98

The best socks for your boots? Sure thing.

OK, last but not least — if you read the blog regularly, you know that the best men’s accessories make all the difference when it comes to comfort and style — the Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks are certainly a prime example of this. They’re the best men’s socks to wear with your Astorflex Rolflex Boots, among other picks.
OK, so … do you have a favorite pick from the above, rather extensive list? It’s always tough to decide between essential picks that are modern and stylish (take the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos) and must-have layers (a la the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt). Of course, if you really want to splurge, then the Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is a prime adventure-focused purchase. And we’d be remiss not to mention the very pick highlighted at the top of the page, the HELM Boots Declan Boots — these stylish leather chukka boots can be worn with each and every single one of these menswear essentials. Let me know how you’re putting them all together on Twitter.

#OOTD: Wear Your Crewneck Sweater to the Office (Or Anywhere) This Winter

In recent years, the classic crewneck sweatshirt, the traditionally gym-centric style, has undergone a mdern resurgence — and I’m here to tell you that yes, you can wear your new favorite crewneck sweatshirt just about anywhere this winter, and you can do so with the rest of your winter style essentials. Can you wear it to the office? Yes, definitely. Out for drinks on the weekend? Assuredly. To get coffee and stroll through the park? Most definitely. So that’s where we’ll start today’s #OOTD, and we’re going to specifically focus on the new Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck (which also happens to be a wise pairing with slim Mott and Bow denim, while we’re at it). But back to the matter at hand — what exactly makes the crewneck sweatshirt so versatile for wearing beyond the gym? In this case, it starts with the tailored fit, the minimal color (navy is shown here), and the material & construction from Mott and Bow — French Terry cotton is high-quality but casual, which makes it an excellent complement to a timeless Oxford shirt and classic twill trousers as shown below. So that initial combo (alongside the Taylor Stitch Vertical Jacket) means you can take this look to the office then out to drinks afterward, just as easily as you can start from scratch on the weekends when you’ve got a full day out and about. As you’ll see, touches like rugged Chelsea boots give this look more than a touch of winter-ready functionality, and an equally rugged leather watch stands up to the heartier style demands of winter. So again, where you can take the Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck? Just about anywhere you like, naturally. Read on for the full look.

 

Yes, your Mott and Bow crewneck sweatshirt is as versatile as can be.

OK, so that’s how to wear your new favorite crewneck sweatshirt .Now, does this look work when you wear your trusty athletic logo crewneck? While those are all well and good to keep on hand for game days, the real key here is the Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck  — it’s slim, minimal and versatile enough to wear lounging on your couch or at home. Of course, this look gets an office-ready lift from the classic Oxford shirt from Huckberry (unbutton those buttons for a bit of devil-may-care style). Yet, the option as to where you’re heading wearing this outfit is entirely yours, seeing as the classic twill trousers shown here from Faherty Brand have the styling potential of jeans and the look of slim chinos. Naturally, that makes them the perfect pair of pants to match up with the winter-minded Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots — slip them on, then get out the door and get where you’re going (be it the office or a new distillery). What’s on your wrist is also important here, and the Bertucci A-2TR Vintage GMT is sharp enough to wear to the office, yet casually rugged enough to throw on during your off-duty pursuits. As ever with our #OOTD series, the little details matter, and using one of the best men’s face washes before you step out the door in the morning is vital, too — Duke Cannon knows how to make some of the best men’s grooming essentials out there. Naturally, the finishing touch is the Tanner Goods Utility Bifold — a critical part of your everyday carry, without a doubt. So, this look should work just as hard as you do. To see how I’m stying my own winter #menswear, head to my Instagram. Thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer is Winter’s Best Blazer

Assuredly one of the best winter blazers you’ll find.

How tough is it to find an American-made blazer? It can be very, very tricky at the right price point — and yet, that’s precisely why the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer is, quite possibly the best winter blazer (and the best bang for your buck) right now. Would you expect anything less from Huckberry? Assuredly not. But how has Flint and Tinder managed to churn out a blazer made in the U.S.A, and at an agreeable price? It looks like magic, but it’s not quite that involved — or is it? Anyways, enough with the questions — for now. The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer checks all the right boxes if you want a blazer that’s versatile enough to wear to the office, yet casual and cool enough to wear on a date (perhaps atop your favorite henley for some high-low style). It’s also Flint and Tinder’s first take on a blazer, so truly … what’s not to love? The tailored two-button cut is fresh and modern, as are the lapels — they’re not too skinny, nor too wide. So, they should match up nicely with a classic knit tie and Oxford shirt in terms of dimensions (Note: Effortless Gent has a great guide to men’s ties here for more insight on this). So, you can wear it with a tie or on its own — but what about the specs?

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer

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The difference is in the details when it comes to this Flint and Tinder blazer.

This stylish winter blazer can do just that — in this case, stand up to winter weather ably when layered underneath a classic topcoat. The blazer itself is crafted from Japanese wool-blend fabric — it’s also finished off with brushing for softness, so this isn’t the scratchy wool blazer you might have expected. Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer is a unique take on the blazer, one that can be worn as many ways as you can dream up (but particularly with a crisp Oxford shirt and slim dark denim, for starters). Take your pick between Grey (apt for pairing with khaki chinos and a chambray shirt), Olive, or Charcoal (try it with slim black denim and a white Oxford shirt for a pop of contrast). When’s the last time you came across a blazer made in America that was A) Affordable and B) Versatile? I’d bet my bottom dollar this is the first time — if not, let me know on Twitter!

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer

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Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Headlands Sweater

A dependable winter sweater to wear any time the chill gets the best of you.

Perhaps right off the bat, you recognize today’s Style Pick of the Week — after all, we’ve featured this rugged winter sweater in my guide to dressing for a chilly morning, as well as my roundup of the best new menswear for 2020. With that being said, let’s dig right back into exactly why you’re going to love the Wellen Headlands Sweater (courtesy of Huckberry) for the rest of this season.  So, why exactly do you need this classic winter sweater right now? Well, for starters, it’s (likely) cold as heck out there right now — one of the best winter sweaters is simply a must. This isn’t your garden-variety winter sweater, however: It’s got all the necessary chops you’d expect from one of Huckberry’s two in-house brands (you’ve probably read about the Wellen Slub Flannel previously on the site, for instance). Naturally, the Wellen Headlands Sweater has all the trappings of a rugged winter sweater you’re going to enjoy wearing, from the waffle knit construction to the use of recycled polyester and wool. Sustainability is more important in the style world these days than ever, and Wellen makes every effort to amp up its work from the norm — a typically flimsy fast-fashion sweater, this is not.

SHOP: The Wellen Headlands Sweater

One of two excellent color options available.

Plus, with the Wellen Headlands Sweater, you get the ability to layer up your favorite winter style essentials right alongside this beautiful piece of knitwear. Want to wear a rugged flannel shirt underneath this sweater on a particularly chilly winter day? Go for it. Feel like throwing on the Wellen Headlands Sweater atop a casual long-sleeve tee? It’ll work for that, too.  The texture of the waffle-knit construction makes it a worthwhile complement to tougher, more textured winter menswear, too — take your favorite chore pants or a pair of inky blue dark denim, for instance. This  classic winter sweater  is going to stand out reliably (but not too much!) when worn with either of those pieces. As to where exactly you can take the Wellen Headlands Sweater? Well, that’s up to you — team it with a timeless Oxford shirt and that same pair of inky blue dark denim to wear to a casual office, or take that same combo mixed with rugged leather chukka boots for a weekend coffee date. And if you really want to layer up on a chilly winter morning? The Wellen Headlands Sweater is going to be your best bet underneath, say, the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. Talk about making your favorite winter style essentials work for you, ehh? It doesn’t get any better than that.

SHOP: The Wellen Headlands Sweater

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The Friday Read: Valentine’s Day, Rogue Brewing’s New Stout & Red Wing Boots

Give yourself the gift of vintage this Valentine’s Day — seriously, why not?

Alright, folks — we all know what day it is. That’s right … it’s Friday, and yes … it’s Valentine’s Day. What do you have planned? And more importantly, what are you wearing? Perhaps my guide to what to wear on an evening date can be of service? Maybe you don’t quite have a lot planned at all, but that’s no reason to get down — treat yourself to your favorite craft beer, or perhaps a live show (as I plan on doing!), or a delicious burger or maybe, just maybe … treat yourself to a piece from the spectacular Taylor Stitch Vintage Collection as shown at the top of the page? A complementary offering to the excellent Taylor Stitch Restitch Collection (which repurposes old Taylor Stitch gear), pieces like the Taylor Stitch Vintage Moto Jacket are seriously rare, highly coveted and very tough to find (unless you act now, that is). And although it’s pricey and limited in sizing, there’s no question that you’ll be very, very happy this Valentine’s Day if you snap up the Taylor Stitch Vintage Moto Jacket — or a similar piece from the collection.

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I’ll be doing some online shopping myself, and I’m looking forward to a relaxing winter weekend in Brooklyn, powered as always by my favorite vinyl (this weekend’s selection is “Trouble Will Find Me” by The National), delicious coffee … and yes, craft beer. It’s a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of this week, as New York Fashion Week continued to roll along — I was fortunate enough to check out a sustainable fashion event at NYC’s Ace Hotel featuring Dickies this past weekend, and it’s always a treat to see brands that are doing things the right way (kind of like Taylor Stitch with its repurposed Taylor Stitch Vintage Collection!). With that being said, it’s time to start the weekend right — here’s to Friday, and the Friday Read. Cheers!

New Spring Arrivals: Mens

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If you read the blog on the regular (as you should!), then it should come as no surprise where I’m going to direct you next: Towards my latest roundup of the best men’s gear! That’s courtesy of the ongoing series The List, which calls out seasonal style essentials aplenty. Heading into the weekend, I’m certain you’re bound to find at least one of your new favorite style picks. Right? Right. If you want to connect further on all things #menswear, head to my Twitter. OK, that’s it — that’s all I’ve got! Have a good one, folks.

The List: Buy This Gear To Make Your Winter More Stylish

A subtly stylish, highly functional winter jacket.

It’s a big week around these parts — and elsewhere: Valentine’s Day is coming up later this week (check out my guide for what to wear on Valentine’s Day to help you out), and of course, it’s also prime time to shop the best new men’s style essentials. If you’re still at the point during winter where your daily routine and your wardrobe could use a shot in the arm, look no further than durable, rugged and stylish picks like Proof Lightning Field Jacket, one of the best winter jackets to throw on as you brave the chill. Rest assured, there’s more where that came from in today’s edition of The List.

Proof Lightning Field Jacket — $298

The sleek, tough field jacket to upgrade many a winter look.

We said it above and I’ll say it again: The Proof Lightning Field Jacket is as good as it gets when it comes to durable, sleek-yet-tough winter outerwear. Wear it with anything in your wardrobe, from a crisp Oxford shirt, wool trousers and Chelsea boots to your favorite henley and broken-in denim. Truly, the best winter jacket can take you anywhere.

Monoposto Autodromo Chronograph — $1,800

The sharpest, sleekest dress watch you can find.

Want to impress on Valentine’s Day — or any other day, for that matter? Wear this racing-inspired dress watch to turn heads in the very best way possible. it’s ultra-sleek, stylish and distinctive: The Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph is the complete package.
Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt — $125

An unbeatable flannel shirt from an unbeatable brand.

If you read this site, and if you know Taylor Stitch, then you know the coveted, much-loved Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, one of the best flannel shirts for winter. It’s perfect to wear over everything from a classic thermal shirt to, well, a chambray shirt for added warmth as a shirt jacket.
 
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Henley — $68

You decide if this is the best men’s henley for chilly weather — how about it?

Buck Mason has beefed up its classic henleys in a big way, resulting in the ever-durable and layering-friendly Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley, one of the toughest henleys you’re going to wear all winter. It’s ideal to throw on under the Yosemite Shirt, too.

White’s Boots 350 Cruiser Boots — $476

Newly iconic, perfectly rugged leather boots — as good as it gets.

How outstanding are these classic leather boots from White’s Boots? I’ll tell you this: They could be the last pair of rugged leather boots you’ll have to buy for a long, long time — wear them with dark blue classic denim and your favorite shawl cardigan to drive home that timeless styling potential.
Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel — $125

A jam-packed lineup of grooming classics.

Yes indeed, the Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel is packed with so many men’s grooming essentials — from the best men’s cologne to new shampoo — that it comes in an actual barrel. What a way to upgrade your winter grooming in a hurry, ehh? Shop while it’s still around.

Peak Design Travel Backpack — $300

This tough travel backpack offers non-stop reliability.

If you’ve been searching for the best backpack for a winter trip — or perhaps just your daily jaunt across town — the very well-appointed Peak Design Travel Backpack is the tough, functional backpack you need ASAP.
Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt in Black — $119

The slick flannel shirt that’s going to add some minimal style to your wardrobe.

Perhaps you read on the blog earlier this winter about the best tech flannel shirt on the market — that’d be the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, made with hybrid cotton flannel fabric. But did you know it also comes in a sleek Black colorway? Educate yourself on your new favorite flannel shirt.
Faherty Brand Ocean Wash Denim — $198

Perfectly washed denim to add a little something to laidback winter weekends.

We’ll go back to Faherty Brand for some of the best men’s light wash denim on the market — no one said you had to shelve your expertly faded jeans just because it’s winter. In fact, these slim men’s jeans can even offer a nice change of pace from classic dark blue denim. With that being said …
Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim — $96

Crisp, classic dark blue jeans you’ll want to wear all the time.

Let’s move from some of the best men’s light wash denim out there to a pair that’s equally at home during the summer or winter, too: That’d be some of the best men’s dark blue jeans … the Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim. Wear them as often as you want — they’ll break in very nicely.
HELM Boots Marion Boots in Olive — $395

Rugged and classically cool men’s leather boots from HELM.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love my rugged leather boots — more specifically, my HELM boots. The Austin-based brand makes of the best classic men’s boots from quality materials, even taking a more unique approach to the rich olive leather of the HELM Boots Marion Boots. Pair ’em up with your Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim and the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, to start.
Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Fast Charging Block — $150 

A reliable and handy way to charge up your phone.

Perhaps you’re like me, in that your phone always seems to be running low on battery (oops!), and you’ve also got something wireless headphones to charge — enter the Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Charging Block, an unassuming way to power up your phone (and assuredly one of the fastest ways to charge your phone I’ve seen).
On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers — $170

The most dependable winter sneakers around.

Now, no one said you had to stow away your favorite sneakers just because it’s winter — in fact, the durability and versatility of the On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers makes them all the more worthy of being worn in winter for training sessions and outdoor exploration.
D73 Corsair Leather Jacket — $495

An heirloom-worthy leather jacket, no doubt about it.

How tough is it to find one of the best leather jackets to begin with? Let alone a stylish leather jacket under $500? Well, if you’re searching for one made the right way, it’s very tough indeed — enter the supremely cool D73 Corsair Leather Jacket. Wear it with a tough henley and Chelsea boots to a rock concert.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Jeans — $93.98

Durable, dependable denim from Flint and Tinder.

Over the years, I’d wager you’ve become familiar with Flint and Tinder denim. This is made-in-America denim that just so happens to be as good as it gets. Flint and Tinder features a variety of fits, and now, they’re making some of the best garment-dyed jeans for all your casual style needs (and yes, this is indeed the third pair of denim we’ve recommended today — ’tis the season!).
Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck —   $38.50

A cozy-yet-rugged crewneck that offers all kinds of layering potential.

Every guy needs a classic crewneck sweatshirt, the kind that’s got some rugged heritage and casual style appeal. The type of classic crewneck like the Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck, an unstoppable winter sweatshirt that you can wear layered over your favorite long-sleeve tee or a classic Oxford shirt (buttons unbuttoned, preferably).
Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt — $138

An expertly crafted men’s shirt from some of the experts in the field.

Yes, that’s right — we’re turning back toward Faherty Brand and its classic men’s shirting. In this case, the Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt is laidback, casual and easy to grab and go — especially when you pair it up with
5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots — $149.99

Rough-and-tumble boots to add a little something extra to your winter ensembles.

Looking for some of the most rugged boots you can find? The kind of outdoor boots made for work and tactical pursuits — yet with style that allows you to stride confidently into your favorite brewery? 5.11 Tactical has come through with the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots, and they’re quite possibly the perfect winter boots.
Once again folks, I hope The List has delivered everything you’d expect from a, well, list of the best new men’s gear. There are several pieces I’ve even got my eyes on, from the Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley to the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots and naturally, the drool-worthy Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph. Of course, the Proof Lightning Field Jacket is a hands-down winner, too. What did you think of today’s picks? Give me a shout on Twitter and let’s keep the fun going.