#OOTD: How to Wear Your Favorite Crewneck Sweater for a Casual Weekend

A classic, American-made crewneck and rugged, functional gear picks.

We’re shaking up the format of our #OOTD posts just a bit this go-round — notice the ensemble full of men’s style essentials, now positioned at the TOP of the page. So, here we go. We’re getting into it with a classic, comfortable and well-made crewneck sweater from American Giant, a favorite brand. And we’re accenting it with plenty of casual fall style essentials, the sort of gear that’s going to work for a weekend of orchard or winery tours, a pub crawl, a trip upstate or just a laidback day lounging at home, watching some college football and doing a little yard work. Truly, the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea Boots and casual layering pieces like your new favorite long-sleeve tee are going to get a ton of mileage in each of those scenarios. Why get all “dressed up” just to do those things? As we always say at The Style Guide, the small details matter, and this casual #OOTD gets plenty of ’em right (at least, that’s what I think). So, away we go!

  • The Crewneck Sweater: American Giant Classic Crew in Navy, $94 — See, told you we’d start off with a tried-and-true essential. Soft fabric, an easy-to-layer fit and a rich, neutral Navy color make this a new fall and winter must-have.
  • The Essential Long-Sleeve TeeJungmaven Baja Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee, $49.98 — Comfortable, casual and yet surprisingly good-looking — that’s what you get with the Jungmaven Baja Tee. Not your average long-sleeve shirt, to say the least.
  • The Pants: Faherty Brand Comfort Twill 5-Pocket Pants, $148 — More casual than chinos, a bit more versatile than denim, more dressed up than sweatpants — these Comfort Twill 5-Pocket Pants have laidback weekend style written all over ’em, yet you can also wear them on a day hike or a trip upstate.
  • The Rugged Fall BootsDanner Mountain 600 Chelsea Boots, $170 — Blending the comfort of sneakers with the tough appeal and go-anywhere nature of hiking boots, the Danner Mountain 600 bridge that gap nicely.
  • The Socks: Danner Work Midweight Merino Crew Socks, $17 — And to go with the Danner Mountain 600? Why, functional and comfortable Danner socks, of course. That’s the good stuff right there.
  • The Belt: Filson 1-1/2” Leather Belt, $85 — Worried about matching the color of this stylish Filson belt to your boots?  That’s the point of this #OOTD being so casual — don’t worry about it so much, my man.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch, $900 — Going to be doing some yard work or slamming a few beers? Rugged stuff either way — and the lovely Zodiac Super Sea Wolf is the way to go.
  • The Vintage-Inspired BallcapFlint and Tinder Washed Cap, $40 — A recent addition to the Flint and Tinder line, the Flint and Tinder Washed Cap is like a “dad hat” … but much better, much cooler and less trendy.
  • The Everyday Carry Essential: Bespoke Post Terra Box, $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post— Now, you might not need all of the gear in the Bespoke Post Terra Box — but if you’re heading out on a camping trip or doing some heavy-duty yard work, well, there you go.

How did we do with the new format of today’s #OOTD? Did you find it helpful to get ready for your next outdoor fall adventure? As I always say, when you build from the ground up with a classic, American-made sweater, it makes it all the easier to layer up in comfort and style with essentials like the Jungmaven Baja Tee. The casual-yet-crisp nature of the Comfort Twill 5-Pocket Pants makes this ensemble one that can go outdoors (day hike, anyone?) or to a round of burgers and beers — the same goes for the comfortable Danner Mountain 600 and even the excellent Danner Work Midweight Merino Crew Socks. I also maintain that you’re going to get a heck of a lot of use out of the stylish Filson belt — it’s a tough accessory that fits right in with fall and winter. Quick, check your wrist — are you wearinng a rugged everyday watch like the incredible (and investment-worthy) Zodiac Super Sea Wolf? If you haven’t thought about upgrading your off-duty watch, now’s the time to start. To top things off in exceptionally laidback style, go with a cool ballcap like the Flint and Tinder Washed Cap, then finish it all off with the supremely handy Bespoke Post Terra Box. Who’s ready to get out there and go? I sure am. As always, thanks for reading!

 

-Beau

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The List: Shop these Rugged Style Essentials for Your Next Fall Adventure

Your new favorite fall shirt — or at least, a strong contender.

There comes a time in every guy’s life when he as to consider the gear he needs to get through a new season. Especially when there’s fall travel on the horizon, or fall weekend adventures, or just lazy days at home. What gear gets the job done in that regard? Perhaps your new favorite Chelsea boots — from Taylor Stitch, naturally.  Or the durable, tough and seriously stylish Proof Strong Shirt (as seen above and below). We’ve got all of that on tap and more in today’s edition of The List. Cheers!

Proof Strong Shirt — $128
The durable chambray shirt mentioned above — unique and versatile.
You’ve surely seen the durable Proof Strong Shirt featured in our Style Pick of the Week series — why not pick one up for yourself, ehh?
Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in Saddle Tan — $298
Sleek-yet-rugged Chelsea boots that get the job done.
You really can never go wrong with anything being made by Taylor Stitch — especially not the beautiful Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots.
Flint and Tinder Rinse Jeans — $118
Slim jeans in rich, deep indigo.
We’ve featured Flint and Tinder denim before, and we’ll feature ’em again here. Slim dark jeans are flattering on any guy — especially this American-made pair from Flint and Tinder.
Helm Boots Phillips 2.0 Boots — $289
Beautifully rugged chukka boots that retail for quite the price — yet feature the durability and style  to back it up. Helm Boots does a very, very nice job here.
Best Made Co. Service Chinos — $198
Best Made Co.
Exceptional chinos that you can wear year-round — but especially during fall and winter.
Based on classic military fatigues, these timeless, durable chinos are worth the extra spend — wear ’em nearly any way you want (but especially with your favorite leather chukka boots and a classic chambray shirt).
Iron and Resin Rambler Jacket — $112.98
A change of pace from your standard denim jacket — and all the better for it.
An exclusive to Huckberry, this tough Iron & Resin jacket teams perfectly with dark denim and tough brown leather boots. Add a rugged henley, and you’re good to go.
Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $195
One heck of a nice denim shirt, to say the least.
When is a denim shirt more than a denim shirt? When it’s the handsome, extremely well-made Billy Reid Denim Shirt, that’s when.
Richer Poorer Bixby Socks — $14
Stylish men's socks
Nice, sharp socks — casual and cool.
Hey, every guy needs ’em — and the Bixby Socks have some pleasing visual details that separate ’em from the rest of the options in your sock drawer.
Bellroy Slim Backpack — $169
Slim, easy to carry and well-made — a surprisingly refined backpack option.
For the guy who values a refined, slim backpack … Bellroy has just the thing.
SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-on in Sand Oil Leather — $118
Fall-appropriate leather slip-ons at a great price.
Sneakers still deserve a place in your fall footwear rotation — especially the rugged-yet-casual SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-on.
Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Long-Sleeve Henley Tube Tee — $64.98
A beefy, well-crafted long-sleeve henley.
It sometimes pays off to have a crisp, clean tee in your rotation for lazy fall weekends. The Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Long-Sleeve Henley checks all the right boxes.
Hitch & Timber Notebook Caddy 2.0 — $92
A tough and extremely handy essential for those small-yet-critical items.
It’s the small everyday carry essentials that are often the most overlooked. Not anymore, with this beautiful, understated Notebook Caddy.
Timex Archive Camper MK1 Watch — $75
A tough watch that’ll do just fine in the field this fall and winter.
Yessir, it’s high time you picked up an adventure-ready watch. The Timex Archive Collection delivers once again.
Audioengine HD6 Premium Powered Speaker Set — $749
Absolutely beautiful speakers for your living room or denim.
Is this Premium Powered Speaker Set from Audioengine uniquely pricey? Yes. Is it uniquely well-made? Yes, absolutely. Will it sound incredible playing your favorite album from, say, The National? Truly.
So, you’ve had a chance to review these stylish, rugged gear picks. What was your favorite?? I’m a big fan of the excellent Proof Strong Shirt, as one might expect.  Feel free to let me know your thoughts on Twitter — thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Bespoke Post Carry Box

From a slim wallet to a stylish pen, the Bespoke Post Carry Box has the early fall essentials you need to stay organized.

Your everyday carry essentials are perhaps no more important than at the start of a new menswear season — like early fall. We’ve been talking for weeks here on The Style Guide about transitional men’s style essentials to keep you looking sharp in spite of the changing weather — that’s where the always-handy Bespoke Post Boxes come into play. In short: Bespoke Post packages up menswear essentials and delivers ’em to you for one low price via its subscription service. Which brings me to the functional, truly excellent Bespoke Post Carry Box.  What’s in store for you if you pick up this well-designed package of menswear goodies? Quite a lot, my friend. From the crisp and clean Line of Trade Slim Wallet (with room for up to 15 cards!) to the Fisher Bullet Space Pen, the Carry Box is packed full of those small, thoughtfully made touches you didn’t know you needed (yet). Take the Gerber Shard Tool — a pocket-sized multi-tool that can be had (along with the Space Pen and the Line of Trade Slim Wallet) for just $45 when you sign up to join Bespoke PostHow’s that for a heck of a deal to start a new menswear season? Bingo.

SHOP: Bespoke Post Carry Box

SIGN UP: Join Bespoke Post 

Three refined, durable and great-looking everyday essentials in one agreeable package.

Now, you might be wondering why the heck you’d need a new leather wallet or a new pen, or a new multi-tool, but the answer comes back to the fact that organization and attention to detail — from the ground up — really can shape a menswear ensemble. That is to say, the Bespoke Post Carry Box can be the perfect finishing touch if you’ve got your other men’s style essentials on lock. Whether you’re heading to a rock concert or schlepping your gear to a day at the office, the stylish and very well-priced Bespoke Post Carry Box can help you keep everything straight. And these goods aren’t just any old everyday carry pieces, either — the Fischer Space Pen is an investment-level writing utensil all on its own, while the handsome Line of Trade Slim Wallet comes in multiple refined leather options for maximum versatility. Each piece of the Bespoke Post Carry Box truly can be used every single day, and they’ll get better with age (yes, even the Gerber Shard Tool). And again, the Bespoke Post Carry Box is available for under $50 when you sign up to join Bespoke Post — what’s not to love about that? If I were you, I’d be all in.

SHOP: Bespoke Post Carry Box

SIGN UP: Join Bespoke Post 

The Friday Read: Audiotree Music Festival, The First Day of Fall and the Best Men’s Leather Belts

So, this weekend marks a pivotal turning point in the calendar (and yes, in your search for men’s style essentials). Tomorrow is officially, truly the first day of fall! If you’re anything like the savvy shopper I think you are, perhaps you’ve been keeping up with our ongoing entries on layering for fall, or the best fall boots. That being said, there’s still time to prepare — it’s the best season for menswear, and I’ll say that day after day if I have to. How are you enjoying the season? For me, fall is about taking in the crisp weather in NYC and Michigan, and enjoying more seasonally inclined favorites (Octoberfest brews, anyone?). On that note, I had the chance to swing by a special NYC launch party last week (at Our Wicked Lady) for Canadian brewers Collective Arts Brewing — from hazy IPAs to a neat Guava Gose, these Hamilton-based brewers seamlessly blend excellent beers with custom artwork and cool ways to support musicians. It’s an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to craft beer that injects some life into the industry. Speaking of beer and live music …

This weekend in particular is one that blends both those fine categories! That specifically means I’m heading back to Michigan for my first trip to the Audiotree Music Festival (in the beer-centric city of Kalamazoo!) with my wonderful fiancée Laura! On our list to see on Saturday? Headliners Local Natives, a favorite band of both of ours! They make incredibly poignant and lovely music, and some amazing songs in particular (including the poetic “Everything All at Once.”) To say they’re an important part of our relationship would surely be an understatement, and it’s helpful that they’re a band of kind, talented, caring (and very stylish!) guys. What’s more, it’ll be very fun to see them for the first time since Govenors Ball 2017 — prior to that, I caught the band in a spring 2017 trip to Pittsburgh. Of course, bands like Brooklyn indie rockers Diet Cig should also prove pretty fun to see at Audiotree, what with their unique blend of energetic, punk-inspired rock. Aside from Audiotree, Laura and I are both looking forward to catching up with family and relaxing in Pure Michigan. What are you listening to this weekend? What are you wearing this weekend? Feel free to let know on Twitter, or follow along on Instagram

  • Let’s keep it easy to start: Looking for a stylish and surprisingly affordable crewneck sweatshirt? The folks at Gustin have you covered — read more at Well-Spent.
  • Speaking of stylish and essential gear, I covered the best men’s leather belts for my buddies at The Manual. There are some of my favorite brands of the moment featured, including WP Standard (see more of them on my Instagram) and of course, Abercrombie & Fitch (makers of your new favorite chinos).
  • And last but not least: Fall, for me, means stepping into a stylish pair of leather boots (kind of like the Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots, for starters). That’s why it was such a pleasure to be able to speak to the inimitable Mr. Todd Snyder about his latest collaboration, the excellent Red Wing x Todd Snyder 877 Moc Toe Boots. They’re durable, they’re exceptionally well-made, and they look seriously great. Try them out for yourself, soon.

That’s going to do it for me today, my friends. I’ve got a music festival to attend and some brews to enjoy — cheers!

-Beau

See Now, Buy Now: Make the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants Your Everyday Essential

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Do we cover Flint and Tinder a lot here on the blog? Of course. Especially if they keep making ’em like this.

Surely, you’ve got a pair or two of classic men’s chinos. They’re an indisputable, four-season style staple that work with everything from a slub T-shirt and high-top sneakers to a blazer and a classic Oxford. But the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — a favorite here on The Style Guide — take that tried-and-true equation and flip it on its head. The 365 Pants exist in that realm of dressy-yet-casual, easy enough to wear to the farmer’s market, brunch or the office this fall. That versatility alone makes ’em a wise addition to your list of fall style essentials.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Pants 


Here’s why: It can be tough to find a pair of pants to carry you through multiple style scenarios, especially the ones that seem to pop up throughout fall, from a rock concert to a football tailgate to a round of Oktoberfest beers at your local brewery. And yet, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are just always … there. They’re cut like a jean, with five pockets to hold your everyday carry essentials, yet they fit and feel like a chino, thanks to the blend of cotton and lycra. That kind of comfort shouldn’t be overlooked. Oh, and you’ve got plenty of color options when it comes to the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, too, from Earth (my personal favorite) to Light Khaki to Moss. When you’re wearing a classic pair of pants like this, neutral colors are going to take you a long way.

One of many tremendous color options on hand.

Similar to, let’s say, the versatile and rugged Flint and Tinder Western Shirt,  the indispensable Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are well-made and well-tailored, geared to fit in with any situation. It’s that attention to detail and USA-made quality that should make them such a consistent favorite.  They’re an easy stand-in for baggy athletic sweatpants when you wear ’em with a crisp white T-shirt and classic sneakers to travel this fall, and the 365 Pants will look equally great with a rugged denim jacket, a long-sleeve henley and suede chukka boots once you get to your destination. Once you’re back in the office? The 365 Pants pair up seamlessly with your favorite pair of brown leather dress shoes and a classic navy blazer. They really can work in all of those situations — trust me.

Are you trying out the 365 Pants this fall? How are you styling them, and what color’s your favorite?

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Pants 

#OOTD: Wear Your New Favorite Fall Shirt This Way

If you’re anything like your Style Guide author, you’ve been anxiously watching the weather and counting the days until we’re well and truly into fall — and with that being said, I think it’s high time you broke out your new favorite fall shirt. Coming at you courtesy of Taylor Stitch, you’re going to love the layering potential and rugged appeal of the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, this time paired up with a rugged shawl-collar cardigan, classic slim men’s denim and stylish leather moccasins from the folks at Rancourt & Co. All things considered, the fall style essentials in this #OOTD run deep.  And that’s great news for you — that means you can take this ensemble through plenty of fall occasions, from a weekend coffee date to a fall travel day to an easygoing dinner out on the town — and if your office lets you get away with dressing down, well then … I’d wager you’ll be the best-dressed guy in the office, without looking like you broke a sweat (A side note: This business casual #OOTD can help if you need to dress up more). Plus, you’ve got functionality on your side in more ways than one — the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt is ready to layer up for inclement weather, the beautiful Shinola Runwell Watch can handle just about anything, and the Traveler Ranger Moc from Rancourt & Co. have the potential to be your new go-to, off-duty fall footwear. How’s that for a full ensemble packed with essential men’s gear? Looks pretty good to me. So, without further ado, let’s greet fall in stride — and in style.

 

 

A new essential fall shirt, plus other gear for rugged layering.

  • The Classic Fall Shirt: Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, $109.98— A much-loved favorite season after season, the rugged, pleasingly classic Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt looks better than ever, particularly in Red Buffalo Plaid. Feel free to wear it with a stylish long-sleeve henley.
  • The Cardigan: Old Navy Shawl Collar Cardigan, $22.50 — Keep your eyes on Old Navy in particular this fall season — this affordable men’s style brand is churning out easy-to-wear basics that are anything but basic.
  • The Denim: Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans, $128 — As previously seen in our Style Pick of the Week  series, these timeless men’s jeans feature a great broken-in look and feel for go-anywhere fall style.
  • The Rugged Fall Shoes: Rancourt & Co. Traveler Ranger Moc, $315 — Handcrafted and made with serious attention to detail, the Traveler Ranger Moc from Rancourt & Co. should prove a handsome, fall weekend-ready pair of footwear. Slip ’em on and go just about anywhere.
  • The Socks: CHUP Niyol Socks, $35 — Comfortable & featuring a fall-friendly pattern, the CHUP Niyol Socks  will look mighty stylish peeking out from underneath the rolled cuffs of your Flint and Tinder denim.
  • The Watch: Shinola Runwell Watch, $550 — The casual durability and rugged-yet-refined style of Shinola men’s watches can really go anywhere — even on an upstate day trip or a weekend coffee run.
  • The Belt: Levi’s Aberdeen Belt, $38 — Keep things understated yet rugged with your accessories — Levi’s does a fine job making a simple, durable belt to go along with its classic men’s denim.
  • The Morning Jolt: Ratio Eight Coffee Maker, $484.98 — To me, weekend style essentials like the incredible  Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt are very well-suited to lounging around at home or apres-ski. The Ratio Eight Coffee Maker can come in mighty handy in that regard.
  • The Grooming Essentials: O’Doud’s Custom Grooming Package, $66 — Whether you find yourself on the road for a fall weekend getaway (here’s the weekender bag to pack) or simply heading out to run errands, keep your ‘do and your skincare routine fresh with the O’Doud’s Custom Grooming Package.

That’s going to do it for this essential fall #OOTD — what’s your take on it? I think you’re going to love the rugged dependability you’re getting from the classic Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, a new favorite when it comes to your list of fall style essentials — no matter how you wear it. That shirt should pair easily with a casual shawl-collar cardigan from Old Navy (yes, Old Navy!), while the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans are nothing less than a dependable, go-anywhere pair of denim. That whole combo will stand out quite stylishly when paired with the incredible Traveler Ranger Moc from Rancourt & Co.— I guarantee you they’re an entirely unique footwear option.  And whether you head to brunch or head to an outdoor bonfire, the Shinola Runwell Watch and the well-made Levi’s Aberdeen Belt are can’t-miss menswear accessories. Of course, if you feel like staying in, you’re going to need some coffee — it’s an investment, but the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is going to be very, very well worth it. Lastly, your grooming routine deserves a shot in the arm — the O’Doud’s Custom Grooming Package is going to offer you plenty of potential to keep your skin in great shape. And, well, that’s that. Like what you see? Feel like picking up the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt? Just want to drop in and say hi? Head over to Twitter

The List: Shop The Best New Menswear for the Season Ahead

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Rich dark indigo jeans, a nice contrast to your typical pair of blue denim.

Ladies and gentlemen, gather around to shop the latest and greatest fall style essentials. At least when it comes to your editor at The Style Guide, planning for the season ahead never stops. Whether it’s picking up a rugged long-sleeve henley or simply stepping into a pair of classic dark denim, now is the time to get your gear locked down before it’s too late. Here to lead us off as we cruise through September? Your new favorite pair of everyday jeans. Good luck this fall, my friends.

Flint and Tinder Dark Indigo Jeans — $118

Flint and Tinder
Crisp, sharp denim that can go as dressy or casual as you want it for fall.

Here’s that pair of dark indigo denim we mentioned. It comes to you courtesy of Flint and Tinder — they’re perfect for wearing with a rugged flannel shirt and classic leather boots.

Abercrombie & Fitch One-Pocket Denim Shirt — $39

Abercrombie & Fitch
Your new go-to fall shirt.

Now, what exactly are you wearing with your new pair of dark indigo denim? A richly crafted, seriously affordable denim shirt from the rugged style purveyors at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Faherty Brand Indigo Jacquard Henley — $118.98
Faherty Brand
A new take on the henley.

A rich indigo henley pairs perfectly with dark tan chinos and brown moc toe boots for all your fall weekend escapades — well-done, Faherty Brand.

Relwen Knit Jacquard Snap CPO — $269.98

Huckberry
A new favorite fall layer? It’s up to you.

While we’re in the  business of talking rugged fall layers, allow me to present the excellent Knit Jacquard Snap CPO from Relwen. Warm, easy to layer, easy to stay warm. It’s good stuff, right?

Blundstone Super 550 Boots in Antique Brown Leather — $199.95

Rough-and-tumble boots for the season ahead.

For all those fall weekend adventures — be it a brewery visit or a football tailgate — you’re going to need durable boots that can take a beating. The rich Antique Brown leather on these Blundstone boots is a perfect match.

Abercrombie & Fitch Deck Jacket — $140

A new classic jacket that’ll work quite well for eveyrthing from weekend coffee to a day hike.

While we’re on the crucial subject of fall style essentials and rugged layers from Abercrombie & Fitch (the brand that also makes your new favorite chinos!), let’s turn our attention toward the military heritage of the Deck Jacket.  Perfect for wearing with a classic white T-shirt and yes, dark indigo denim. Bingo!

Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt in Red Buffalo Plaid — $109.98

Rugged, versatile and always coveted.

This might be the very best version of the much-loved Yosemite Shirt to date — at least, for yours truly. The Red Buffalo plaid fabric is beautiful, and should pair very nicely with dark indigo denim (like the pair above!).

Little River Sock Mill Textured Herringbone Crew Socks in Cocoa — $22
A fall-friendly pattern on some fall-friendly socks.

We told you we’d get all of your essentials taken care of, right? Herringbone socks from Little River Sock Mill translate this classic fall pattern into a stylish and eye-catching accessory.

American Giant Classic Crewneck — $94

American Giant
A durable, well-crafted crewneck for fall and winter weekends.

I can’t get enough of American Giant — simple-yet-stylish, essential basics made the right way. The well-fitting, soft and easy-to-layer American Giant Classic Crewneck is a surefire fall favorite for me (and perhaps you, too!).

Foster & Rye Canvas Bar Tool Kit — $52

‘Tis the season to enjoy a rich cocktail, right?

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite cocktail with dark spirits (I prefer an Old Fashioned if I can get one). Thus, the Foster & Rye Canvas Bar Tool Kit is the affordable set of bar tools to pick up now.

Mollusk Surf Shop Benetau Windbreaker — $90.98

A durable and affordable windbreaker to carry you through September.

This time of year is slightly tricky — not cold enough for a flannel-lined trucker, yet not warm enough for no layers. The Benetau Windbreaker provides protection from the elements and bridges gap.

Most Modest Niko Extension Cord — $96
A better way to connect your home.
Your home goods can be every bit as stylish as the rest of your fall style essentials — take the cool-looking, well-made Most Modest Niko Extension Cord. Talk about a stylish living room upgrade, right?
Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea Boots — $170
Danner
Versatile, trail-ready Chelsea boots — they exist.
These stylish outdoor Chelsea boots have been out for a while now, and y’know what’s so great about ’em? They’re boots that are made for the trail and the city, perfect for fall.
CIVIC Jack Merino Oxford in Stone Green — $128
Civic
A sharp, sustainably made Oxford.

What’s cooler than a classic Oxford shirt? What about one made with an innovative fabric, a la the CIVIC Merino Oxford. We’re talking tailored-yet-casual style, perfect for pairing with a heather grey shawl cardigan this fall.

Forsake Range High — $136.98

Durable sneaker boots that’ll fit right in with rugged outdoor gear.


When it comes to functional fall footwear, it’s tough to top a pair of stylish sneaker-boots, especially these ones from Forsake. Easy to wear with classic dark denim and a grey crewneck sweater on the weekend.

Rustico Sidekick Leather Cord Wrap — $29.98

An underestimated accessory for your daily haul.

It’s the little details that continue to make the difference in matters of men’s style — thus, I’d recommend you add the Rustico Sidekick Leather Cord Wrap to your list of everyday carry essentials for fall.

Hopefully, this post served as a reminder to get your fall style essentials in order — every last one, from your dark indigo denim to essentials for your home bar. What’s your favorite pick from this list? For me, it’s gotta be the one-of-a-kind Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt.  Thanks for reading, and enjoy the season! 

Style Pick of the Week: Proof Strong Shirt

Your new favorite fall shirt, courtesy of Proof.

There’s no wrong way to slice it: Proof makes dependable, tough and versatile menswear for the guy on the go (that’d be you). Strong men’s style essentials, if you will. Case in point: The Proof Strong Shirt, a ready-made weekend style move that works and works. I’m also a fan of the versatility and mobility of the Proof Performance Oxford, and it looks to me like this dependable everyday shirt fits much the same mold. Fall calls for gear that moves with you and is ready for anything — reliable staples that work for morning coffee, afternoon brunch and an evening of brewery hopping. The Proof Strong Shirt does all of that and more.

SHOP: The Proof Strong Shirt

As  Proof  puts it, the Strong Shirt blends the everyday style of a classic chambray shirt with durable cotton and nylon for flexibility and ease of movement. That’s unique among chambray shirts on the market. That’s not all, though — the chambray itself comes from the  Proof arsenal of exceptional fabrics: We’re talking cordura chambray from a leading Japanese denim mill. In short, that means the Strong Shirt is surprisingly durable and abrasion-resistant, the perfect chambray shirt for layering this fall atop your favorite henley and classic dark denim.

The rugged shirt you need for fall weekend adventures.

SHOP: The Proof Strong Shirt

It’s also got plenty going for it when it comes to plain old classic style, too. The look and feel of the Proof Strong Shirt is very similar to that of your favorite standby, a J. Crew chambray shirt. From the front button pockets to the pleasing indigo chambray color, it’s a winner all around. In short, it’s a new modern classic, a shirt that can be worn with everything from tan chinos and white high-top sneakers to a classic navy blazer, dark denim and rugged suede chukka boots for a casual fall Friday.

Plus, you’ve got that extra bit of versatility thrown in, thanks to the durable fabrication of the Proof Strong Shirt. Seriously, don’t hesitate to layer this thing atop a warm thermal shirt for your next day hike — it can handle it (On that note: You should learn how to dress for your next camping trip before it’s too late). Conversely, the remarkable Proof Strong Shirt is going to team just as readily with a coated waxed cotton jacket and your favorite pair of broken-in denim for a fall football tailgate or a bar crawl — that’s versatility at its finest. All of which is to say: Stop reading this story and go get the Proof Strong Shirt right now.

SHOP: The Proof Strong Shirt

The Friday Read: Taylor Stitch Tees, Red Wing Boots & Everyday Carry Essentials

Does it feel strange to be barreling through September and looking toward (gulp) October? It seems to me like it was just yesterday we were talking about the best menswear to close out summer, doesn’t it? At any rate, we’re well and truly in full-on fall prep mode. I’ve got a couple exciting early fall men’s style features in the works for GearMoose and The Manual for which I’m really PUMPED about (yes, PUMPED). More on that soon. And in the meantime, I’m very much looking forward to taking an evening flight back to Pure Michigan to see my lovely fiancée Laura. We’ve got a relaxing weekend on tap, one no doubt fueled by iced coffee and perhaps a trip to the new Founders Brewing Detroit Taproom — what about you? If you need to shop for fall style essentials, this blog has you covered.  If you simply want to find your new favorite pair of denim, again, your trusty friends at The Style Guide are here to help. And if you’re just looking for something to read or peruse? Again, check out the latest Friday Read. Thanks for being along for the ride!

  • My buddies at The Manual always keep things sharp and in line when it comes to your everyday carry essentials — and their post on the best men’s wallets is no different. Keeping your cards handy no matter what will only help you this fall — trust me on that.
  • Last but not least, here’s a bit of music news for you — if you haven’t yet checked out the emotive, powerful indie rock being put out by Lindsey Jordan in Snail Mail, well, here’s my recommendation. Simply put, Snail Mail’s debut album, “Lush,” is just excellent. In fact, you can hear it coming to a venue near you soon — Snail  Mail just extended their tour recently. Get on board, plug in and rock out.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, brings us to the conclusion of another Friday Read. You can be sure we’re gearing up for a great weekend — and a great Style Pick of the Week tomorrow, no less. Still in need of something to read? This #OOTD shows you how to wear a chambray shirt.  Heading to a weekend rock concert? Dress like this. OK, folks — that’s all I’ve got. Cheers!