As we’ve been saying for a while now on The Style Guide, fall will be here before you know it. It’s the best time of the year for #menswear, what with a return to texture-heavy outfits, rugged layering and old style favorites — plus the chance to hit the road for crisp fall weekend adventures galore. And we’re getting into the swing of things a few weeks before the official start of fall with today’s edition of The List. Unlike our last edition of The List, which focused on the best gear to buy to close out summer, we’re looking toward menswear essentials with a bit more grit, a bit more rugged style and a bit more fall-ready wearability. Am I the only one excited for that first crisp fall day? Maybe? Well, let’s change that as quick as we can. Follow me on Instagram to see how I’m getting ready for fall — and know that we’re officially going to debut our Fall Style Wish List later this week.
Original Penguin P55 Bedford Cord 5-Pocket Pant — $89
A slim-fitting pair of cotton trousers in a unique fall shade.
There’s no better way to ease into fall — and ease away from slim light wash denim — than with textured cotton pants in an earthy fall color.
Bespoke Post Concentrate Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Organize your desk AND brew a great batch of cold brew, all at once.
I’m the type of guy who can enjoy excellent cold brew nearly all year long — and if that’s the case for you, the Bespoke Post Concentrate Box features essentials to make your own cold brew and organize your home office.
Danner Vertigo 917 Boots — $199.98
One part hiker, one part sneaker — and all ready for fall, any way you slice it.
Want a set of shoes that straddles the line between between purely a hiking boot or purely a sneaker? The Danner 917 Boots do both — wear ’em with dark slim jeans and a rugged fall jacket for a day trip.
Original Penguin Pigment Overprint Shirt — $89
A thoughtfully crafted shirt, perfect for fall layering.
Early fall is an ideal time to reach for pieces with a bit more texture and visual interest — this richly colored Original Penguin shirt would team nicely with the brand’s Bedford Cords as seen above.
Baxter of California Safety Razor Set — $260
Make your next shave premium and refined with Baxter of California.
Are you the type of guy who appreciates the finer, perhaps more underappreciated things in life? Like shaving with an old-school razor? This handsome Baxter of California Safety Razor Set
should do the job nicely.
Banana Republic Fulton Skinny Rapid Movement Chinos — $98
Make your next chinos mobile, tailored and relatively affordable. Job well-done, Banana Republic.
Tailored chinos that look as great as they feel? Available in a range of colors, including classic khaki? Banana Republic is onto something with its Rapid Movement Chinos, which I’ve had the chance to test out & enjoy lately.
Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Army Micro Cord — $125
A cool corduroy shirt that gives off modern — not retro — vibes thanks to the tailored fit.
Shirting from Taylor Stitch
always sells quickly — and performs reliably and stylishly. This textured corduroy shirt in a neat shade of green should become a go-to fall style move
Nisolo Diego Low Sneakers — $129.98
A richly crafted leather sneaker that provides edge and versatility.
Bespoke Post B6 EDC Kit — $120
The Bespoke Post E6 EDC Kit is packed full of prime fall style picks.
Solo Stove Campfire 4P+ Stove — $109.99
A durable, affordable and modern campfire stove to take with you on the road.
Early fall nights just can’t be topped if you’re able to get away and spend a few nights camping — and the Solo Stove Campfire 4P+ Stove
is an extremely useful, easily portable option for all your fall wilderness pursuits.
All the essentials you need to make a mean Old Fashioned.
Audio Pro T3 Bluetooth Speaker — $249
A great-looking speaker that provides a stylish way to play your favorite tunes.