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. We also both loved a powerful Friday afternoon set by Canadian rockers Arkells. Oh, and brunch with my amazing fiancee Laura at Austin’s Josephine House helped us power through the day, too. 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 we have on our 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!