See Now, Buy Now: Huckberry’s New All-Weather Duck Boots Are A Crucial Pair of Fall Boots

Your next fall boots purchase? Assuredly.

Can you ever go wrong when it comes to picking up stylish gear from Huckberry? Certainly not. Especially if it’s the terrific E-commerce site’s all-new Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots, right? Right. Emphatically so.  This is the first time the rugged, refined and seriously versatile retailer — maker of some of your favorite men’s style essentials — has produced their own footwear, and the results are mighty impressive. From the top-notch specifications to the excellent style to the standout versatility, well, you can add these to your list of the best men’s boots. Admittedly, I’m a sucker for a great pair of men’s boots, but these take might take the cake.  The Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots are, crucially, 100 percent waterproof, guaranteed to function in the gnarliest of fall weather. From the waterproof leather to the waxed laces to what the brand calls a cushy insole and a shock-absoring midsole, every detail really has been considered. That makes the Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots a pair of boots to wear on your next hike or fall camping trip, or just a wise pick to wear on a rainy fall or winter weekend.

SHOP: The Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots
And as always with Huckberry, every design detail is thought through carefully and fully — to say the least. They’ve really put the Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots to the test here, using sealed seams and a breathable waterproof membrane, plus brass hardware, to lock in top-notch durability. The site says these have the comfort to rival your favorite sneakers, and I’d agree after having given them a test ride these past few weeks. They’ve got neither the clunky silhouette of typical “duck” boots, nor the loss in style points — the Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots would team nicely with everything from slim faded denim and a rugged henley to a waxed chore coat and work pants (particularly that last combination). For your next football tailgate, or heck, your next rock concert, the  Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots are assuredly a go-to. That’s all there is to it, folks. Let me know what you think on Twitter, if you do pick up a pair. Cheers!


#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear a Henley for Fall and Winter

Don’t yet have a rugged henley in your closet? Or perhaps you do, and you’re in need of a new way to wear it? Dare I say, the BEST way to wear it? Allow me to introduce you to the Flint and Tinder Slub Waffle Henley, the lead pick in today’s #OOTD.  When it comes to both comfort and warmth, the henley is a must-have for fall — particularly when done up in a cozy slub waffle cotton like this rugged henley here. And I think the #OOTD in question brings something a little bit different to the table. For starters, we’re layering it up with the ever-versatile Proof Strong Shirt, which gives this look a more polished feel. We’re also throwing in a dash of mobile, versatile with a pair of CIVIC chinos. What I’m trying to say is that you can take a staple layering piece like the Flint and Tinder Slub Waffle Henley and turn it into a look that’s as ready for the office as it is for Sunday brunch — truly. Add in stylish chukka boots and a go-anywhere watch, and you’re good to go … well, basically anywhere you want.  How do you wear your henley for fall and winter? On a related note, you can (and should!) shop the best men’s henleys as soon as possible. Cheers, my friends!



The right basics … that aren’t actually so basic. See more on how to wear this henley below.

  • The Rugged Henley: Flint and Tinder Slub Waffle Henley, $62 — From the domestic sourcing and materials to the netraul, easy-to-wear color and rugged waffle construction, this henley is a winner.
  • The Chambray Shirt: Proof Strong Shirt, $128 — A classic chambray shirt atop a henley is a fall and winter style move that simply works all the time, no doubt about it.
  • The Pants: CIVIC Frank Chinos in British Khaki, $128 — We’re all about blending the basics with the classics — in this case, these CIVIC chinos have a bit of both.
  • The Boots: Astorflex Greenflex Chukkas in Nubuck, $155 — A new addition to the Astorflex roster of stylish men’s boots, I love the Nubuck leather and durable look of these things.
  • The Belt: Dango Products CNC-Machined Belt, $79 — Is there such a thing as a beastly belt? Yes, there is. The Dango Products CNC-Machined Belt is one-of-a-kind.
  • The Socks: American Trench Merino Activity Socks with Silver, $19.50 — A classic, retro-inspired pair of socks? Check. Made with fabric designed to prevent odor? Check. The perfect pair of fall socks.
  • The Watch: Momentum Watches Flatline 42 Fabric Watch, $195 — Every so often, you just need a dependable, rugged casual watch — the Momentum Watches Flatline 42 Fabric Watch gets the job done.
  • The Essential Bag: Mystery Ranch 3-Way Briefcase, $150 — Although this Mystery Ranch bag is a little more rugged and casual than others on the market, that makes it a wise pick-up when it comes time to plan out fall adventures.

Now, does that sort out another #OOTD idea for fall and winter for you? On paper, this outfit might seem quite simple — the building blocks are just a henley and a chambray shirt, after all. But as we always strive to do here at The Style Guide, we want to amplify those pieces and go above and beyond — that’s why starting out with a classic, rugged henley like the Flint and Tinder Slub Waffle Henley is a better move than throwing on an average long-sleeve T-shirt.  It follows, then, that the Proof Strong Shirt is a similar style upgrade, paired up quite nicely with the casual-yet-mobile CIVIC Frank Chinos for style that fits in at the brewpub or brunch … or on a casual fall Friday at the office. That same versatility applies to the truly excellent classic nubuck chukkas that comprise the footwear portion of this outfit.  Throw in perhaps one of the best leather belts you’re ever going to buy, and your accessories are in great shape. That’s also the case with the Momentum Watches Flatline 42 Fabric Watch, a durable, laidback watch that takes care of business. Throw your everyday carry essentials into the Mystery Ranch 3-Way Briefcase, and you’ve got a recipe for success, whether you happen to be running errands, running to grab a coffee or heading out on a weekend trip.  Where is this #OOTD going to take you? Let me know on Twitter, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: These Stylish Tricker’s Boots Belong On Your Feet Right Now

An outrageously great-looking pair of boots — they belong on your feet.

Mark my words, this won’t be the first time this week (or season) that we talk about the best men’s boots for any time of year, be it summer or fall or winter– far from it, in fact. Heck, it surely won’t be the first time you see the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots on The Style Guide, either. They’re some of the coolest boots for men, and that’s an understatement. These rugged leather boots are striking and investment-worthy … so in short, they’re a perfect addition the lineup of men’s style essentials at Huckberry, ya dig? And the great part about the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots  is … they’re quite unlike any other pair of boots we’ve ever featured on the blog. Truly. These are UK-made boots coming from one of the oldest shoemakers in England — that’s pedigree that not event U.S. shoemakers (a la Rancourt & Co.) can come close to claiming.

That makes them a surefire bet if you want timeless style that gives you some bang for your buck. Trickers is simply among the best in the best at what they do, and the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots live up to that legend. They’re built sturdy all the way up, from the extra water-resistant leather (yes, extra) to the handsome profile and full leather lining.

SHOP: The Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots

The commando lug sole adds an extra touch of traction — to say the least.

So, you know Tricker’s is a revered English brand with an incredible depth of knowledge. What they’ve managed to do with the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots is quite remarkable, too. The design is based off English logger’s boots, and that gives it an air of rugged, heritage-inspired style. The full-grain leather gets its extra water-resistant qualities from a unique waxing process, and a commando sole gives the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots a TON of grip in inclement weather. But enough about the specs — how should you wear the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots? The world really is your oyster. They can work with slim dark denim, a thermal henley and a classic chambray shirt . or you can use them to add some serious cool to a grey flannel suit. Fancy something more in between? I’d team the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots with slim khaki chinos, your favorite denim jacket and a timeless Oxford shirt. But with a pair of boots this stylish, nothing beats the classics. I’m talking beat-up blue denim, a classic crewneck sweatshirt and — especially for the weekend — a great cup of craft coffee. That’s good enough for me, and I hope it’s good enough for you. Thanks for reading!

SHOP: The Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots

Style Pick of the Week: Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch

A rugged, durable and highly stylish addition to your watch collection.

It’s been some time since we’ve talked about a stylish casual watch here on the blog — but as the seasons change, so too does our coverage of men’s watches. Long story short: We’re getting back into it by talking about the outstanding Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch, a worthy entry on any list of the best men’s watches. That’s especially the case as we enter the chillier, more rugged climes of fall and winter — you need a watch that can stand up accordingly, and the  Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch fits the bill nicely. With a price tag that’s spendy but not all that outrageous ($749), this watch is a rare field-inspired timepiece that just so happens to look a little more dressy and refined. The Swiss construction is gorgeous and top-of-the-line, while the woven nylon strap is handsome and substantial.

The Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch is the type of timepiece where every detail has been considered, and that’s great news for you. It’s a go-anywhere, do-it-all watch that also features handy extras like Crucially, that rugged-meets-refined approach means you can wear the Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch with all the casual gear you typically reach for on a weekend, from perfectly faded jeans and a classic crewneck sweater to durable hiking boots and a waxed trucker jacket (as seen in this post on fall style essentials).

This watch is surprisingly refined, yet casual. A winner in my book.

But here’s another thing about the Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch — it also wouldn’t look half-bad with the dressier fall gear in your arsenal. Take a tan herringbone blazer, navy chinos and a classic chambray shirt, add your best fall boots, then toss on the Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch to finish it all off.  Feel free it to go a step further and team the stunning Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch with a grey flannel suit, sleek leather Chelsea boots and a crisp denim dress shirt — see, that’s nearly the perfect high-low style combination. In terms of more functional matters, this handsome watch also delivers. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters, and it also features an always-on lume that glows without a battery or light source — how’s that for delivering on adventure-ready quality? To recap: The Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch is a brilliantly built watch that gives you the potential to wear it in ways more laidback or more refined — any day of the week.

Are you digging the Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch? How are you styling it?


The Friday Read: The Best Live Music Venues, Your New Favorite Fall Jeans and Anchor Brewing

Unbelievably excellent boots for fall and winter — just what the doctor ordered.

First things first: Those boots right there are the Rhodes Dean Boots, and these Portuguese-built boots might be some of the best fall boots your money can buy. They’re simply perfect for the season, and I’m highlighting ’em with good reason today — trust me, you’d do well to shop these essential men’s boots. Now, on to business. We’ve made it to Friday — the final Friday in October, no less! I’ve spent this week taking in the changing seasons in New York City, and after a very busy and hectic couple of weeks, I couldn’t be happier to have some time off, some rest and some tasty coffee & craft beer on tap in Brooklyn these next few days. Have you been keeping up with the blog? If not, I’d urge you to get on board with the men’s style essentials you need for the season, plus the best leather jacket to buy now (as covered in last week’s Friday Read!). We’ve also told you all about how to wear sneakers this fall — complementing classic, retro-inspired footwear is easy when you’ve got rugged shirting and easygoing accessories, in short. It’s not all about menswear on the blog, though. Earlier this week, I had the very cool chance to check out a VIP media dinner (yes, I’m very important!) at John Doe Craft Bar & Kitchen with the excellent West Coast-based beer purveyors at Anchor Brewing! Led by Brewmaster Scott Ungermann, one of the highlights was assuredly a chance to try the brewery’s famed, 44th Annual Christmas Ale — a true and delicious rarity, it was simply incredible. Be on the lookout for it starting November 1st! So, with all of that in the books, I’m very much looking forward to the weekend. Start yours the right way below, my friends. Thanks for reading!

  • Let’s kick this thing off with rugged fall menswear aplenty — namely, I rounded up my top fall style picks from Filson for The Manual. From hard-wearing bags to layering-ready shirting, this Pacific Northwest brand consistently delivers.
  • As a huge fan of live music — and a fan of hitting the road to see some excellent live music — I loved reading this Consequence of Sound piece on the best music venues in 10 American cities. What’s your favorite venue in your city? Any places you’re dying to check out?
  • We’re flashing it back here on the blog to this post on a true fall style essential — your favorite fall jeans from Flint and Tinder (that’d be the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans, as an FYI).  Pick up a pair, throw ’em on and style them with a rugged flannel shirt and tough brown leather boots.
  • I mentioned this earlier, but it’s been a heck of a busy and beer-filled week, thanks in particular to the evening I spent on Wednesday with Anchor Brewing — on that note, it was my pleasure to cover the Anchor Brewing Fog Breaker IPA for GearMoose, a seasonally friendly beer that’s here just in time for the weekend.

Alright, so that’s our Friday Read for you. Feel like following along with my weekend escapdes? Be sure we’re connected on Instagram. Need something else to keep you busy. Read more about the fall corduroy pants to buy now. Or, check out my guide on how to wear a denim shirt for fall and winter. OK, that’s all I’ve got for now.

Enjoy your weekend!

The List: It’s Time You Picked Up these Fall and Winter Menswear Essentials

Read on to learn more about this outstanding leather jacket.

Look around you — more specifically, look at what you’re wearing. If you’re not wearing something like the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket as seen above (preferably coupled with other fall style essentials), you might not be doing it right, my friend. But that’s more than OK — we’re absolutely here to help here at The Style Guide with the latest, ultra-stylish rendition of The List. I think you’ll find that today’s picks will take you far — particularly the wear-with-anything Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt, among other favorites. So, without further ado … here we go!

Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket in Espresso Steerhide — $875

Absolutely worthy of pre-investing in this thing, right?

If you’re going to have to wait a while to get your next favorite leather jacket, you might as well make the wait worthwhile — that’s where the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket comes into play.

Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt — $118

A timeless pattern turned into a new favorite flannel shirt.

Blackwatch plaid is a classic menswear pattern, and in this case, it’s been translated into the handsome Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt. Wear this shirt with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (wink, wink).

Zero Halliburton Check Case — $950

A slim, sleek piece of luggage that takes care of your business travel needs, easily.

In case your wallet wasn’t quite hurting enough, there’s this sleek and globetrotter-approved piece of luggage — less rugged, more refined and all business, the Zero Halliburton Check Case gets the job done.

Outerknown Ambassador Slim Jeans — $128

Slim black jeans that are perfect for your next rock show.

What’s more ideal than a pair of slim black jeans? A pair that’s made sustainably, like the Outerknown Ambassador Slim Jeans. Bingo.

Billy Reid Mouline Henley — $98

The nicest henley you (nearly) own? That’s true — without a doubt.

If you know anything about Billy Reid, you know that he’s all about making luxurious versions of the fall style essentials you know and love — hence, the Mouline Henley.

Faherty Brand Sweatpants — $98

Logo-free, slim-fitting and stylishly cut — these are the best sweatpants for your next weekend.

Let’s talk decidedly more laidback style than the Mouline Henley — like these well-fitting, yet stylish, Faherty Brand Sweatpants. Perfect for a casual fall or winter weekend.

Relwen Quilted Tanker — $298

The right sort of rugged military jacket to wear for fall and winter.

Relwen takes inspiration from a place most great menswear essentials hail from — the military. And the Quilted Tanker is truly an excellent fall and winter outerwear pick — stock up accordingly.

Bespoke Post Over Easy Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

Your weekend brunch just got a home-cooked upgrade.

OK, this isn’t strictly related to menswear … but the Bespoke Post Over Easy Box makes it pretty easy to take care of weekend brunch. Plus, who doesn’t love pancakes??

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee in Navy — $45

One of the best T-shirts on the market, that much I know to be true.

Every guy could use a stylish T-shirt that’s ready for layering under all manner of fall style essentials — and the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee is that T-shirt precisely.

Astorflex Greenflex Chukka in Nubuck — $155

Both durable and classic, these new chukka boots are ideal for fall.

Serious question: Is it possible for Astorflex to make a bad pair of boots? The Astorflex Greenflex Chukka in Nubuck seem to say … well, no.

Autodromo Stradale Watch — $875

A striking dress watch that’s different from anything in your collection.

Although I’m one to reach for a more rugged timepiece, the sleek, slim and dressy Autodromo Stradale might just be one of the more unique men’s dress watches out there. Won’t you agree?

30 Watt Sudski Shower Beer Holder — $15

A handy essential that you didn’t know you needed — most likely, right?

Alright, so this last one’s just for fun. How neat is it that someone came up for a crucial invention covering that all-important shower beer? Pretty neat.

Now, that’s wrapping up today’s post of must-have men’s shopping essentials. If you want to go with a menswear pick that’ll work in multiple seasons, you should stick with one of my favorite picks — the Outerknown Ambassador Slim Jeans. What are you digging today? And how would you wear this gear? Let me know on Twitter!

#OOTD: How to Wear an Oxford Shirt for the Fall Season

In today’s #OOTD, we’re going to get right to the business of updating you on how to wear your Oxford shirt this season. Make no mistake, as I’ve talked about since the start of this blog (way back in 2013!), the Oxford shirt is assuredly a men’s style essential — and it’s one that can be worn in more ways than you think. Especially when it’s a stylish Oxford shirt like the Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford,  Starting with the best building blocks — not just cheap building blocks — can be crucial to putting together the right outfit, and the Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford is among the best out there. When you match it up with a more casual piece — like a French terry crewneck sweatshirt — and then mix that combo up with the Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos, you’re certainly setting yourself up for success. Throw in some casual-yet-refined leather boots, and you’ve got darn near the perfect fall #OOTD if you ask me. It’s all about thinking outside the box, and then picking out the right pieces for the occasion. If you ask me, the excellent Nisolo Andres Boots — as seen below — are worthy of their own ensemble to begin with. But, we’re sticking with the Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford to start this one off. See for yourself how it all comes together below. Thanks for reading!

The right Oxford shirt for this fall #OOTD, I think. Get into it, folks.

  • The Classic Oxford: Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford, $98 — Can’t go wrong with a crisp Oxford shirt, especially one in a soft-washed fabric. Utterly classic.
  • The Sweatshirt: Flint and Tinder Reversible French Terry Sweatshirt, $78 — The crewneck sweater is a men’s style essential for a reason — it’s rugged and sporty, yet easy to dress up just a bit.
  • The Chinos: Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos in British Khaki, $98 — The key with this ensemble? Taking the classic pieces you know and love — like the Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos — and mixing them together. \
  • The Boots: Nisolo Andres All-Weather Boots in Brandy, $288 — A handsome, low-profile pair of boots that perform in the weather and work at the office. Nisolo has outdone themselves here.
  • The Belt: Levi’s Aberdeen Belt, $38 — Pleasingly rugged, well-made and built to last — in short, a very nice complement to your Nisolo Andres Boots.
  • The Socks: Little River Sock Mill Textured Herringbone Socks, $22 — stylish socksAs I always, always say … never underestimate the power of .
  • The Watch: Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph, $118.98 — The rare watch that toes the line between casual and dressed up — perfectly rugged and stylish.
  • The Briefs: Levi’s 200 Series Two-Pack Boxer Briefs, $34.50 — Did you know Levi’s made nice boxer briefs? I certainly didn’t.

And now, we’re putting the lid on this particular ensemble. As I’ve talked about time and again, menswear can be all the more fun if you decide to take your favorite men’s style essentials — like a classic Oxford shirt — and mix and match them just a little bit (like with a rugged crewneck sweatshirt, for instance), you’re going to get some great results. The same can surely be said with a piece like the timeless Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos, which work very well with, of course, the Nisolo Andres Boots. Those boots just so happen to be weather-ready, so they can take a bit of wear and tear. They add a bit of edge to the whole ensemble, too. The same can be said for the Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph, a dependable and highly affordable leather watch that works in laidback and business casual situations. Throw in the Levi’s Aberdeen Belt and accessories like unique Levi’s Boxer Briefs, and your #OOTD is nearly all set.  It’s just up to you to decide where to wear it, right? And this is surely an ensemble that works at the office as well as it does at happy hour. You’ve just got to make it work for you. Again, building blocks like a classic Oxford shirt  work more than well in plenty of style situations. Would you change anything about this look? Let me know on Twitter.

See Now, Buy Now: The Blundstone Super 550 Boots Are a Must-Buy For Fall

A new favorite for yours truly — rugged, dependable and very comfortable.

Never given a pair of rugged Blundstone boots a try? Folks, that all ends today, because the Blundstone Super 550 Boots are as comfortable a pair of rugged fall footwear you’re apt to find out there. If you can believe it, your editor himself was somewhat skeptical about getting into Blundstone boots — how would the silhouette work? How would the boots look? How would they feel? Well, folks — I’m mighty pleased to say they fit great, they look terrific and they’ve surpassed my expectations … and then some. I had the opportunity to put them to the test right off the  bat, wearing them with a few other men’s style essentials to head to the excellent Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, and they certainly delivered in terms of quintessential festival style and rugged good looks. That’s but one of the reasons you need a pair of the Blundstone Super 550 Boots in your life. They’re an easy pair of grab-and-go boots, able to slide on and off with ease while pairing with other fall style essentials like slim dark denim and a rugged henley.

SHOP: The Blundstone Super 550 Boots

What’s more, it’s the pleasing functionality that helps to set the Blundstone Super 550 Boots. These Australian boots are iconic for a reason, and in this case, they fit the bill — they’re water-resistant and super, super comfortable. Yes indeed, it’s got to be the PORON® XRD™ technology in the heel, plus a polyurethane midsole. Translation: The ultimate in comfort, for a legitimate spring in your step. Seriously, these boots are as comfortable as can be, and I’ve put them through a lot already. So, thinking about making the Blundstone Super 550 Boots your next fall boot purchase? Go for it — feel  free to immediately wear them with a classic waxed trucker jacket and tough chore pants. You can also readily team the Blundstone Super 550 Boots with combinations that are slightly more offbeat — take the typically business casual combo of slim dark denim and a classic Oxford shirt, for instance. There’s no doubt about it — Blundstone Super 550 Boots offer unbeatable fall style and rugged appeal.

SHOP: The Blundstone Super 550 Boots

Style Pick of the Week: Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants

Take a chance on these corduroy pants — you won’t regret it.

Getting great fall style from a classic brand like Billy Reid is sometimes, well, ridiculously easy. Take the subtly stylish, exceptionally well-crafted Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants, for starters. Cut like your favorite pair of jeans in a tailored silhouette, the  Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants are nearly perfect for fall and winter — these aren’t your father’s corduroy pants, that much is true. No sir, these are an all-American pair of pants that works at the office or at the bar with plenty of men’s style essentials (like a crisp white Oxford and classic suede chukka boots, to start). Skeptical about corduroy trousers? Don’t be. The key here with the Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants comes with the classic construction and quality fit. The small-wale corduroy has a fine texture and what the brand calls a soft feel — your average pair of scratchy, stiff corduory pants, these are not. The Rubber color is also entirely unique and quite pleasing for fall and winter. The Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants will team up nicely with similarly rich men’s style essentials for fall, thanks to that cool color — it’ll look just great with a shawl collar cardigan and perhaps a classic chambray shirt, too (don’t forget your stylish brown leather boots).

SHOP: The Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants

Durable construction and excellent quality overall, yes?

Small design touches separate these corduroy pants from the pack, too. We’re talking antique brass hardware and a neat embossed leather back patch, for starters. The bound waistband on the Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants provides some solid construction, too. In short: These are a pair of corduroy pants that won’t quit, and they won’t give out on you after a few wears. Pima cotton makes ’em special, too — you just don’t find many pairs of corduroy pants like that these days. And again, the fact that the Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants wear just like jeans makes them quite handy and useful when it comes to fall style. They’re even able to team up with a rugged henley and moc toe boots — throw on a rugged denim trucker jacket, and you’ve got a go-anywhere combo for just about anything you need to take on this fall. That’s all there is to it, in my mind. What say you? Will you be checking out the Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants? It’s hard not to love them, in my mind.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants

The Friday Read: Fall Style Essentials from Huckberry, The Best Men’s Sweatpants and Kurt Vile

You see that handsome jacket — or rather, those jackets — at the top of the page? That would be the incredible, truly stunning Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket — the new iteration on the right, the classic style on the left — part of the brand’s excellent Moto Collection. This release is a consistent favorite from perhaps my favorite menswear brand, and I’d urge you to shop it right now from my good pals at Taylor Stitch. Seriously, right now. At any rate, that’s as great of a way to kick of the weekend as any, wouldn’t you agree? I’m personally excited to catch my breath a bit — between three days of events this week at my day job (handling menswear PR for Timberland!), plus a busy, music-filled weekend at Austin City Limits Festival, I could use a break! On that note, I can’t recommend Austin enough — the coffee was strong and delicious (hit up The Spokesman if you can!), the beer was terrific and stunning sets by legends like Sir Paul McCartney (and my heroes The National!) at ACL made it all worth it. Other weekend highlights? A powerful, dance-filled set from CHVRCHES to close out Saturday, a fun afternoon of rock with The Wombats and a ripping Sunday night set from English rockers Arctic Monkeys. I also loved a powerful Friday afternoon set by Canadian rockers Arkells.  Of course, Austin is excellent in matters of menswear as well — STAG Provisions continues to lead the way there. Some other Austin highlights? The cozy, simply terrific Figure8 Coffee Purveyors — a neatly appointed shop in a quiet neighborhood serving delicious (and strong!) craft coffee.

What do you love in Austin? What should be on my radar for the next trip? Feel free to check in with me on Twitter! And in the meantime, let’s start the weekend right with today’s Friday Read.

  • I truly can’t get enough of the stylish menswear being produced and sold over at Huckberry — don’t you agree? With that in mind, I rounded up my favorite fall style essentials from Huckberry for GearMoose. What’s on your list this season?
  • OK, so it’s nearly the weekend. In the way of staying cozy and comfortable for fall, you’d well to check out my picks for the best men’s sweatpants over at The Manual.
  • I’m resharing this post once again, because as we get into colder weather, the timing just seems right. The Proof Strong Shirt is assuredly one of the best men’s chambray shirts out there, blending functionality and rugged style with versatility. Wear it as much as you can this fall and winter.
  • Alright, so y’all know I love me some great guitar rock. Kurt Vile fits that mold quite nicely, which is why I appreciate this excellent Steve Hyden profile of Kurt Vile’s latest album, “Bottle It In” — read on and rock out.

That’s closing out today’s post — thanks for reading!