Do we love — I mean, really LOVE — Taylor Stitch here at The Style Guide? Assuredly. We’re back again today with the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants — some things are just too good to pass up. The Chore Pants are assuredly a hot seller, so I hope for all of our sakes’ that they’ve got your size handy. Why are the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants so essential? If you’re the type of guy who gets out and about in the country, from doing yard work to exploring a small city to covering plenty of ground on a day hike, there’s one pair of pants that’s going to help you do it all … you guessed it, that would be the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants. There’s not quite a pair of pants like them on the market, what with their blend of durability, function and that classic Taylor Stitch fit and styling potential. It starts with the rough-and-rugged Mt. Vernon duck canvas, a positively beastly fabric that still allows ease of movement, thanks in part to the double-knee reinforced construction. Make no mistake, the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants don’t mess around, no matter what color you pick ’em up in. And from the very agreeable price (just $78 when on sale, or $98 at full price), the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants are surely worthy of consideration.
I’m partial to the excellent Chore Pant in Washed Camel, a pleasingly rich color that’s not too far off from your favorite pair of chinos. Of course, the Washed Olive Chore Pants are similarly crafted and equally versatile, especially with rugged tan leather boots and perhaps a striped henley. Oh, and we’d be remiss to not mention the excellent Chore Pants in Washed Navy — the point is, there’s not a wrong color to buy when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants. Either way, you’re getting standout construction and toughness, plus a tailored fit that’s polished enough for post-hike drinks and mobile enough to help you get around on fall adventures with ease. Did we mention other handy and thoughtful design details, like the front slash pockets, angled for easy entry? The Taylor Stitch Chore Pants are simply packed with touches like those. Seriously, there’s not a pair of adventure-ready pants out there that provide as much versatility and style as the very excellent Chore Pants from Taylor Stitch. Let me know in the comments or via The Style Guide Facebook if you plan on picking up a pair for cold-weather adventures.
My friends, the above title says it all — it’s time, once again, to dive into the men’s style holiday wish list of your, well OK … my dreams). This wish list of the best men’s gear has become a yearly ritual dating way back to when The Style Guide first launched (as Siblings with Style, no less), and it’s always one of my favorites (Editor’s note: Checkout my first-ever holiday wish list from back in the day while we’re on the topic). Why? Well, if you read our regular list of the best seasonal menswear — entitled *ahem* The List … you know that it can be fun to dream a little about what’s going to end up in your closet. And that’s no more true than when it comes to what Santa might be leaving for you under the tree. After all, it’s December and the clock is ticking. Rest assured that we’ll also be publishing gift guides on what to buy for the women (and fellas) in your life in the coming weeks. It’s all covered! Let me know on Twitter what’s on your holiday wish list, and thanks for reading!
Another year, another stylish Shinola watch on my holiday wish list. Can you blame me? Shinola makes well-crafted timepieces with sensible design and just a bit of rugged edge. It must be my Michigan roots, but I truly appreciate this brand and how they’re focusing on bringing industry and a bit of an economic uplift to Detroit. So yes, the Shinola Runwell Chronograph is a stunner in my book.
Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket in Navy Donegal — $278
It’s definitely the craft beer fan in me — and the abundance of excellent brewpubs and breweries in Brooklyn and beyond — but the stylishly and effectively designed GrowlerWerks Copper uKeg is certainly a handsome addition to one’s apartment (including mine, potentially!). Perfect for keeping a rich stout or porter fresh through winter, ehh?
Taylor Stitch Oxnard Shirt in Sun-Bleached Chambray — $125
To be sure, do I have enough rugged Taylor Stitch menswear in my wardrobe to last me quite a while? Why, yes … yes, I certainly do. Will that stop me from adding the Taylor Stitch Oxnard Shirt to my holiday wish list? Assuredly not. The Oxnard Shirt is a well-crafted, versatile shirt, ready for layering now with a rugged henley and wearing with rolled chinos and stylish leather sneakers come spring and summer. So, it ends up on this list!
Alright, folks — what’s ending up on your holiday wish list? Which of these picks couldn’t you live without? The Shinola Runwell Chronograph is a true stunner in my eyes, as is the Taylor Stitch Link Sweater, an excellent men’s layering essential. Of course, I can’t pass up the GrowlerWerks Copper uKeg for the season, either. Let me know in the comments what you’re asking for (and hoping for) this Christmas.
The Blazer: Grayers Hutton Moleskin Sportcoat (Huckberry Exclusive), $195 — Ahh, yes — the Grayers Hutton Moleskin Sportcoat that we previously discussed. As classic a winter blazer as it gets, Grayers has nailed the perfect balance between classic and casual tailoring.
The Chinos: Taylor Stitch Travel Chinos in British Khaki, $128 — In keeping with the classic nature of this #menswear ensemble, reach for, fittingly enough, a classic pair of men’s chinos made with versatile, travel-ready touches. Taylor Stitch does it again.
The Belt: Levi’s Indigo Roller Belt, $48 — Didn’t know that Levi’s made stylish men’s belts? The Indigo Roller Belt is unique in terms of color and texture, just what you should be looking for when it comes time to step out in style.
My friends, as you very well know … this past weekend was Thanksgiving! And that brought with it another chance to venture down to my adopted home of Fort Myers for an excellent long weekend with family (and another classic Style Guide road trip, of course). I was last in Florida for a Memorial Day weekend visit — and my folks also made their way north this October — but Thanksgiving in Florida is always a special treat, combining the traditions of family and home with beautiful weather (as I’ve found out these past few years). With my parents moved into a new house and the promise of a lovely weekend, I hit the road on Tuesday in prime fall travel style — of course, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw how I dressed for Thanksgiving in style. And if not, today’s the prime chance to dive in! Save me a second helping of turkey, will ya?
My trip began in earnest on Tuesday afternoon, as I jetted out of work early hauling my favorite men’s style essentials, starting with the handsome, durable WP Standard Large Messenger Bag. From trip after trip — down to Nashville and out to Portland — it’s proven a durable, effective way to haul my everyday carry, and that was certainly the case here (including the latest issue of Gear Patrol for some in-flight reading). For a day at work and a quick cab ride to the airport, my Flint and Tinder All-American Jeans were reliable and comfortable, yet work-appropriate — as was my Flint and Tinder Texas-Made Oxford, a well-fitting shirt that perfectly nailed business casual style. The next time you’ve got to get to a flight from the office, I’d also suggest you throw on a pair of classic Astorflex suede chukkas — as I’ve written about before on the blog, they combine comfort, sustainability and effective style in spades. The combination was versatile and casual, perfect for an evening arrival in Florida and a few brews with a delicious home-cooked meal. With that, it was onto the rest of a long and very enjoyable weekend!
After a surprisingly quick and relaxing flight, this Thanksgiving weekend was off and running. Any trip to Florida is always an excellent excuse to break out standout casual style – for a relaxing Wednesday around Fort Myers, that meant reaching for a Grayers striped polo and versatile cotton-blend shorts from Reef, plus my trusty-as-ever Jack Erwin Cooper Boat Shoes (always a warm-weather favorite). Reef’s shorts do a more-than-serviceable job when it comes to offering mobility and comfort, perfect for getting around Fort Myers. I complemented the look with classic aviator sunglasses from James Dean Eyewear – is there a better icon to emulate when it comes to ultra-stylish sunglasses? I’d say not, especially when it comes to battling the Florida sun.
I also threw on my reliable Huckberry Explorer’s Cap and the sharp Electric California Carroway Leather Watch, a consistent favorite for travel and everyday style. The next time you find yourself needing to dress in casual style for warm weather, step into versatile shorts, a striped polo and leather boat shoes that are more city-ready than dock-friendly. It’ll pay off! With that combination, I was more than ready to keep my vacation going.
Although the weather sure is different in Fort Myers than my home state of Michigan when it comes to Thanksgiving, it’s just as enjoyable and fun-filled to celebrate Thanksgiving there – so I had to dress for the occasion accordingly. And the traditions stay the same, from watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade to enjoying plate after plate … after plate of family recipes. I opted for style that was crisp and polished, yet breezy. Enter a tailored Todd Snyder dress shirt – a Christmas gift from my parents last year! – plus a comfortable, mobile pair of Banana Republic’s Rapid Movement Chinos. Believe me, that extra stretch came in handy after a few helpings of Hayhoe family Thanksgiving.
In the footwear department, I stepped into a pair of classic Sebago Legacy Penny Loafers, a Florida-ready option that offered dressy style and a bit of comfort in the heat. To cap off this tailored-yet-laidback ensemble, a stylish leather watch from MVMT Watches proved dressy, sharp and yet appropriate for the occasion. On the eyewear front, the new Esquire Oliver Sunglasses from Liingo Eyewear have been a favorite these past few days – courtesy of the brand, I’ve been testing out a new pair with excellent results! These glasses are simply designed, well-made and just a bit refined – ideal to wear on Thanksgiving, don’t you think? My #menswear look gave me just enough versatility and comfort to enjoy a relaxing day filled with delicious food and great times with family – that’s what it’s all about, I’d say.
I still had quite a bit of time to savor a relaxing vacation in Florida, too. So, on Black Friday, I took not to the mall or the Internet – alright, I definitely did do some shopping – but to the water! Enjoying the Florida sun is something that, well … you simply can’t do in New York City too often, so I relish the chance to hang out by the pool as much as possible. For the occasion, I packed a pair of Mack Weldon Board Shorts, my reliable Huckberry Explorer’s Cap and some pool-ready Reef Rover Low sneakers (not to mention my trusty James Dean Eyewear aviators). Does anything top relaxing by the water with a refreshing brew? Over Thanksgiving weekend, no less? There’s not much better, man.
Saturday brought with it the start of a beautiful Florida weekend – definitely warmer than NYC, to say the least. A highlight of the day? Watching a winning effort from my beloved alma mater, Michigan State University, as they beat Rutgers to close out their college football season. With a family full of Spartans, from my grandfather all the way down to me, it’s a welcome treat to take in a great game – and I did so in style with my Tailgate Clothing team shirt (which I’d also recommend you wear to your next football tailgate).
My breezy Bridge & Burn Stringer Dune Shorts helped keep me cool, while my Johnston & Murphy Allister Sneakers were a team-friendly pair of footwear (Go White!). And to suitably cap off my ensemble, I positively had to put on my Jack Mason team watch – they’ve got a plethora of options, likely including your favorite team. What better way to cheer on your alma mater? Yet again, it was another banner Saturday in Florida – yet, the weekend still wasn’t done!
Luckily, I had a final day of relaxation in the Florida sun! My take on casual Florida style started with a pair of DSTLD Slim Jeans in Light Wash, which have served me quite well week after week this fall season. I also threw on a casual, easygoing Abercrombie & Fitch Garment-Dye Oxford Shirt, as reliable a stylish travel shirt as it gets. I complemented the look with a stylish leather watch from MVMT Watches, plus my comfortable and travel-friendly Astorflex Greenflex Chukkas, once again. And for dependable travel style hauling my everyday carry essentials, I had to reach for a stylish weekender bag in addition to my WP Standard Large Messenger Bag .Of note: My pick of choice this time around was my dependable Voyager Waxed Weekender from the revamped Boarding Pass NYC — formerly Owen & Fred! As expected, the entire combination helped me get around with style and durability in mind (but not before some excellent Florida brews and bites).
It was — once again — a trip that was over too soon, but no matter how many or how few days I spend with my family, it’s always refreshing and energizing to get away from NYC and enjoy a lovely holiday. I already feel like Christmas in Florida will be here sooner than expected. And as it were, I’m actually headed back to Florida this coming weekend for the 97X Next Big Thing music festival! I positively can’t wait to take in some great tunes and see my sister once again. In the meantime, we’ll have you covered when it comes to all things #menswear this week, including a new #OOTD and plenty more.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!
There are your regular, everyday boots — which we certainly know and love here at The Style Guide — and then there are supremely stylish men’s boots like the Nisolo Andres Boots, today’s long-awaited Style Pick of the Week. I’m definitely a fan and a proponent of rugged leather boots, especially in the fall and winter months, and it’s refreshing to find a pair of classic leather boots that deliver in terms of both looks and functionality — Nisolo absolutely gets that right when it comes to the Andres Boots. We — and by we, I mean your editorial team of one — love the work being done by Nisolo on all fronts, from stylish boots to the durable, handsome Nisolo Leon Weekender, If you’re not yet familiar with the brand, I’d advise you listen up … and possibly get your credit card handy when it comes to the Nisolo Andres Boots. Notably, these boots combine a sleek silhouette with weather-ready capability via a water-resistant leather upper. Are they among my picks for the best men’s boots for winter? You betcha. And if you’ve been paying attention to the classic boots normally featured here on The Style Guide, they’re unique in another way, as well … namely, the Nisolo Andres Boots are done up in black leather, a change of pace from my *ahem* “obsession” with rugged brown leather boots. So, if you’re on the hunt for a stylish pair of black leather boots, give the Andres Boots a fair shake, my friends.
The Andres Leather Boots have a ton going for then, and again, that’s coming from a guy who’s much more partial to brown leather boots. It’s helpful, then, that Nisolo Andres Boots also come in … you guessed it … handsome brown leather. But for style that’s sleek, sharp and just a bit more ready to wear with sharp tailoring this season, the Nisolo Andres Boots in black leather should be your pick. The Andres Boots are certainly a unique change of pace, combining the silhouette of a crisp dress shoe with the tough outsole of a boot — and that means you can wear these with slim black denim, grey corduroys or navy wool trousers in equal measure. The Andres Boots are also the sort of footwear that’s going to elevate even more casual outfits, like a crewneck sweater and broken-in denim. And when you want to navigate slippery terrain to head to the office, layer up with a tan herringbone blazer, grey flannel trousers and … the Andres Boots, but of course. Are you a newfound fan of the Nisolo Andres Boots or a longtime Nisolo supporter? Let me know in the comments below — enjoy fall and winter, my friends!
OK, Style Guide readers — Black Friday has come and gone, but plenty of deals (including Cyber Monday deals) abound! Can you believe it? And is there a better time to shop for your favorite men’s style essentials? It’s, of course, also a great weekend for plenty of other reasons, the least of which is a great weekend with family on tap (and a Florida visit for me!). I hope an excellent weekend is on the way for you, too — that’s what matters the most. In the meantime, it’s a ripe season for shopping #menswear deals aplenty, from now through Cyber Monday (and even a bit beyond that). So, I’ve rounded up deals from brands both known and lesser-known, all for your shopping and reading pleasure. They’re in no particular order, but you can find a heck of a lot of great sales going on below — remember to put down your phone from time to time, though. Follow along with my Florida adventures on Instagram, and be on the lookout for a full blog post coming on Monday. Without further ado, let’s get shopping!
Kibble Pet: OK, here’s a fun one for all you animal lovers out there. And really, who doesn’t love our furry friends!? Customers can buy one, get one item 50 percent off using code BARKFRIDAY, or they can get free shipping on all travel kits (available only at kibblepet.com) with the code HOLIDAY17. And as with all Kibble Pet purchases, for each product sold, Kibble Pet will donate one product to animal shelters and dog rescue organization. How amazing is that!?
MVMT: The crisp, minimal watchmaker is offering up to 20 percent off all the way through Monday.
Bonobos: This deal has been going on since last Tuesday, but you can snag up to 25 percent off of an order of $150-plus, or 30 percent off an order of $250-plus, (available in-store through Sunday).
Fourlaps: Need new fitness gear? You can — and should — look to get 30 percent off all running gear, including the brand’s Bolt Shorts, Smash Tees, Dash Tanks and Silver Charge Tees, through Monday.
YOOX: For Black Friday, you can get up to 60 percent off top brands, including super-sharp designers like Lanvin and Gucci.
Parachute: Get20 percent off everything with the code SALE17 at checkout or in-store. Note that the exceptions are Digital gift cards and gift card sets, with donations going to Nothing But Nets. Oh, and the sale ends Monday, November 27 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Standard Deviation Denim: The smart, stylish denim brand is offering 40 percent off sitewide, plus free shipping through Tuesday (next Tuesday!) with the promo code HOLIDAY2017.
TOMS: Through Sunday, the brand is offering 25 percent off select styles & an extra 25 percent off markdowns with the code THANKFUL.
Banana Republic: The brand with something stylish for every guy will offer 50 percent off regular-priced items for both women’s and men’s collections from Wednesday through Sunday both in stores at any Banana Republic retail location and online at BananaRepublic.com! The brand is also offering Cyber Monday promotions from Sunday through Monday, where all available online products including sales items will be 50% off when purchased through BananaRepublic.com.
M.Gemi: The luxury-minded shoemaker is offering $50 off every pair in stores on Black Friday and $50 off every pair online on Cyber Monday.
TRNK Club: Note that most items on the site are marked down up to 30% off, and the sale runs through Cyber Monday.
Sunski Sunglasses: The brand is holding a Black Friday sale through the 25th, offering up to 30 percent off the entire site. And on Cyber Monday, you’re also looking at up to 35 percent off the site.
Black Lapel: Along with the purchase of a select custom suit (their most popular product category), customers will receive a free custom shirt and an accessory like a tie or a pocket square to help complete their new outfit — that’s a heck of a deal, yes?
Alright, that’ll do it for today’s Black Friday sales roundup — what are you looking forward to most about this holiday shopping season? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments — thanks for reading!
Hey there, Style Guide readers — let’s get right into the latest edition of The List! Namely, we’ve got Cyber Monday and holiday shopping right (literally, RIGHT) around the corner. So today, we’ll walk you through the best menswear to buy on Cyber Monday … and far beyond that, of course. We’re talking the best winter gear for men and we’re also talking some Cyber Monday deals, folks. It’s prime time to start adding gear to your own holiday wish list, too. And for all those tricky-to-buy-for folks on your list (including … yourself), maybe these picks for the best men’s gear will jumpstart your brain a bit. As always, quality and affordabiltiy are top of mind — let’s get after it.
Taylor Stitch Longwing in Natural Shell Cordovan — $698
Here’s perhaps the ultimate splurge gift for yourself … or someone else … this season. Even when it comes to stylish men’s dress shoes, Taylor Stitch makes some of the best. Perfect for a holiday party, no?
Stock Mfg. Co. comes through with what could be the perfect fall shirt — yes? I think so. Buy this one now, then wear it all through December. Oh, and check out my other tips on how to wear a flannel shirt while you’re at it.
CIVIC The Jack Shirt in Olive Merino Chambray — $128
Everyone loves a stylish chambray shirt, right? The CIVIC Jack Shirt takes that staple piece and does it up in travel-ready fabric, ideal to wear on a Christmas road trip (planning ahead is key, folks!).
Levi’s does more than just make stylish denim — they make essential winter outerwear like the workwear-inspired Wool Engineer’s Coat. Plus, the brand offers free everyday shipping on purchases of more than $100. Best get to it, yes?
Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee, ehh? The Bloom Box gives you plenty of morning coffee essentials … including the coffee itself. Get ready to kick back with your morning paper around a crackling fire with a nice cup of joe.
Stylish fall shirting is the name of the game for Flint and Tinder, and the Soft Washed Oxford belongs in your closet this season — or perhaps, nicely gift-wrapped for the fellow #menswear lover on your list?
That’s going to wrap up this Thanksgiving holiday-centric edition of The List — do you have your credit card ready for Black Friday? What’s your favorite pick from the above? I personally love those Moleskin Jeans from Mr. Billy Reid. Feel free to weigh in on Twitter — thanks for reading!
The Chelsea Boots: Hudson Shoes Wynford Chelsea Boots, $230 — Here’s the centerpiece of this outfit — a pair of stylish, sleek Chelsea boots. Crafted from rich, dark brown leather and featuring no-frills styling potential, the Wynford Chelsea Boots from Hudson Shoes couldn’t have come into your wardrobe at a better time.
The Shirt: Corridor NYC Check Flannel Shirt, $159.98 — Quite simply, Corridor NYC makes astonishingly beautiful, classic shirting right here in NYC — the Check Flannel Shirt is a nicely tailored, dressy complement to this ensemble (and it features a winter-friendly wool blend).
The Socks: Anonymousism Boucle Mix Socks, $18 — As I always say here on this blog, don’t sleep on stylish accessories — particularly well-made socks from Anonymousism. Simply designed, well-made and stylish, the Boucle Mix Socks are a refined finishing touch.
And the Black Sub Watch draws quite helpfully on a style that’s still just as wearable now as it was decades ago — the Rolex Submariner. Yet … it’s far, far more accessible in terms of price. Again, those style points are just critical, though. The Black Sub Watch can be worn day in and day out — that’s the sort of versatility you need when building a watch collection, my friends. That unique wearability even extends to the strap on the Black Sub Watch. It comes packaged with either a natural leather strap or a black NATO strap, a two-for-one deal that only helps you look better in more style situations. You can wear the Black Sub Watch from Vague Watch Co. out for beers with buddies as easily as you can wear it to the office with an American-made Oxford — if that doesn’t qualify as your favorite everyday watch, I’m not sure what does.