See Now, Buy Now: Wear These Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers to Start the New Year

A no-frills pair of casual everyday pants that are a nice change of pace from denim to start 2019.

Can you believe we’re on the cusp of 2019? To me, that’s truly wild — and it also means you’d do well to upgrade your men’s style essentials for the new year from places like Faherty Brand. This trusted, West Coast-based brand makes gear for virtually every guy, from cozy winter cardigans to essential everyday pants like the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers you see above.The great thing is, the new year is the perfect time to refresh your style — and if that means stepping away from your favorite pair of denim more often in favor of a pair of stylish casual trousers, then Faherty Brand is the way to go. Available in four colors including the handsome British Khaki seen here, the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers are a unique way to step out of classic blue denim and into something a bit more rugged & casual — yet just as versatile. That’s because the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers wear like jeans, but have the look of a slim pair of tailored khaki pants — the ideal way to step up your business casual (or weekend) style.

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A reliably slim fit and pleasing construction make these a winner.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers 

So, why exactly these pants, and why now? That’s easy. We talked before about that mix of rugged durability and versatility — it’s the depths of winter after all, and the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers are what the brand calls its heaviest but most mobile pants. That’s great news for you, because you can (and should!) pair up these slim casual trousers with rugged leather boots, a crisp Oxford shirt and a classic shawl collar cardigan for winter style that’s tough to top. If I were you, I’d wear that ensemble to an evening date or weekend brunch. Even better? These stylish casual pants are going to work at the office or on the weekend. The slim cut of the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers also makes ’em pleasingly dressy — try them out with a cashmere elbow patch sweater, a classic chambray shirt and brown leather dress shoes for a bit of a refresh to your office style in the new year. It’s a new year, and you need some new pants — now you know the ones to buy.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Armogan Regalia Watch

Best men's dress watches

The new dress watch that’s going to help you reset your style for the new year — or close out this one the right way.

Here at The Style Guide, we’ve previously covered one of the best men’s watches to buy … for the field. Not necessarily that ultra-dressy night that lies ahead of you: New Year’s Eve. Granted, not everyone’s end to 2018 involves suiting up and hitting the town, but if that’s what your plans involve, I’d say we’ve got the watch for you. By we, I mean me — your team of one. And if you happen to just be looking for a stylish new watch to kick off 2019 the right way? Well, that’s all the better. Ladies and gents, meet the Armogan Regalia Watch, a handsome and sharp timepiece that’s going to elevate nearly any outfit with which you pair it — again, regardless of whether or not you get decked out for New Year’s Eve. In the way of the best men’s dress watches, there are several key factors at play — and the Armogan Regalia Watch checks all the right boxes. The Regalia Watch is A) Extremely affordable and B) Uniquely suited for tailored looks (think a clean navy flannel suit) or casual wear (try it with a classic crewneck sweater and perfectly faded denim). Yes, that’s right — one watch can do all of that. Believe it.

SHOP: The Armogan Regalia Watch

 

Armogan

Simple, sharp and well-designed — perfect for the office or the weekend.

It’s that crisp, razor-sharp design that makes this stylish leather dress watch a uniquely wearable option even with more laidback gear — and the terrific price means you should feel free to wear it as much as you please. Armogan makes watches that harken back to simpler times, when it felt right — and it was even expected — to wear a watch. That fact makes the handsome Armogan Regalia Watch feel distinctive enough for New Year’s Eve, and yet ready to wear with a classic henley, a waxed trucker jacket and durable snow boots on New Year’s Day — feel free to give it a try. That’s because the well-made Armogan Regalia Watch features touches like a stainless steel case and 50 meters of water resistance, along with a leather strap that’ll break in over time. It’s a classic leather watch that’ll get better with age — and it’s certainly not stuffy. You can — and again, you should — wear it for pursuits like winter travel or a stylish day at the office. Don’t believe me? Give the Armogan Regalia Watch a try this New Year’s Eve (you can get it in time!), then report back to me. Cheers!

SHOP: The Armogan Regalia Watch

The Friday Read: The Best New Shirt Jacket, Taylor Stitch and New Year’s Eve

A versatile and stylish way to start the new year — and end this one.

We’re just days — mere days — away from saying goodbye to 2018 and stepping with full force into 2019. We’ll get to that in a moment, but if I were you, I might just make my last purchase of 2018 the Taylor Stitch Coit Jacket, shown at the top of the page. A unique and unconventional choice when it comes to one of the best men’s winter jackets, I’d wager. Yes indeed, Taylor Stitch does it again. Now, onto what’s ahead of us and what’s behind us. Behind us? Well, 2018 — quite the up-and-down year across the country and the globe. Hopefully, dressing well and improving (or refining) your personal style was largely helpful in navigating some of the, erm, chaos we faced? From weekly men’s style essentials to guides on situations as varied as how to dress for the office and how to dress for a rock concert — among many, many more — I hope you found some enjoyment in this corner of the Web. I’ve also had plenty of fun writing for The Manual and GearMoose, so if either of those sites brought you here, I’d like to say … thanks! We’re not done with 2018 yet, though. It’s time to dress for New Year’s Eve (check out our #OOTD series for more) and it’s time to close out the year in style, assuredly.

    • If you don’t yet have a rugged shirt jacket in your closet, you need one. Preferably, the best men’s shirt jacket. OK, there’s probably more than one worthy of your consideration, but for my money’s worth, the Faherty Brand Atmosphere Shirt Jacket (as discussed on the blog last week) is the perfect layer to throw on at the airport for winter travel (preferably atop a classic henley) or as an easygoing layer for a cozy, stylish winter weekend. Can’t go wrong.
    • Looking for a  warm, rugged leather jacket that just so happens to be heritage-quality and extremely cool? The Orvis World Traveler Leather Jacket — just one of my latest style features at GearMoose — could be the way to go.
    • With New Year’s Eve on the way (can you believe it!?), I’m going to once again recommend you wear a stylish, classic peacoat — like this one right here. They’re might not be a better way to stay tailored and look sharp than with the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, in my estimation. That’s all there is to it.
    • Speaking of style upgrades for New Year’s Eve and beyond, I rounded up the best shaving soaps for men, also for GearMoose. Look slick, look sharp … look your best to start 2019.

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Alright, folks. Can you believe it’s the last edition of the Friday Read for 2018? I truly can’t — it’s wild, it flies by and I’ve probably filled up my plate too much at times, but again, if you’ve taken the time to read The Style Guide this year, I thank you! Of course, we’ll have our last Style Pick of the Week of the year tomorrow, followed by some very timely content on Monday and Tuesday. Then, it’s a wrap! Again, thanks for reading — stay stylish out there!

See Now, Buy Now: Throw on this Faherty Brand Flannel Shirt for Casual Winter Style

A crisp, classic flannel shirt for the holiday season and beyond.

Looking for a new favorite flannel shirt to wear this winter — and this holiday season, no less? I give you the Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt, a classic flannel shirt you’d do very well to add to your list of winter style essentials as soon as possible. It’s a necessary addition to a casual wardrobe (as are plenty of the brand’s new arrivals), and if you haven’t yet found the perfect flannel shirt to wear between now and the new year (and then the rest of the season) … you’re in luck. We love Faherty Brand here on the blog for the brand’s particular blend of laidback West Coast cool — think perfectly washed shirts, indigo-dye shirt jackets (as seen in this #OOTD) and tailored trousers, all easy to mix and match. Chief among those picks would have to be the Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt, made from 97 percent organic cotton that’s brushed for extra softness. I’m telling you, you can’t beat the comfort and softness you’re getting with this stylish flannel shirt — not to mention the added benefit of seriously great looks.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt

Yessir, in my mind, the  Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt is the type of shirt you can wear with just about anything in your casual wardrobe, whether you happen to be closing out December or rounding into the new year. Slim tan chinos, classic chukkka boots and a stylish henley in your wardrobe? Throw on the  Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt to top things off with casual ease. Conversely, looking for a new way to dress for the office? The  Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt is the way to go, able to pair with a navy herringbone blazer and crisp dark denim without missing a beat. It’s about as versatile a winter shirt as it gets — and when’s the last time you found a flannel shirt that wasn’t overly bulky? The easy answer is right now, thanks to the  Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt.

Are you adding this shirt from Faherty Brand into your winter wardrobe? Let me know on Twitter. 

 

#OOTD: Here’s What to Wear for New Year’s Eve This Year

Looking for the perfect men’s style essentials when it comes down to what to wear for New Year’s Eve? Well, that’s easy — and you’re in luck. Yessir, it all starts with shopping the below picks in today’s new #OOTD. Oh, and while we’re at it … Merry Christmas! With this laidback holiday in the books (are you wearing something like this casual ensemble?), it’s time to turn our attention toward a more refined, dressy night. New Year’s Eve presents a multitude of options — maybe you’re hitting the town for dinner and drinks … and then the club (gasp)? Maybe you happen to be hosting a refined get-together of your own. Maybe you’re traveling to see friends and family. Maybe it’s a night at home. Whatever the occasion, and barring any black tie dress code, the below #OOTD has what you need. From a warm, stylish wool blazer to a tailored dress shirt from Taylor Stitch, we’re going with a sharp look up top. Don’t forget a classic topcoat, either. And on your bottom half, we’ve got the goods you need to get around slippery streets in style. Think slim black jeans paired up with some of the best leather boots money can buy — and don’t sleep on the seriously cool black-and-brown combo here; to me, it just works. Elsewhere, stylish leather gloves keep you warm on the streets, as do unique patterned socks.  Will this ensemble work for you? Only time will tell, right?

The right,mix of edgy — slim black denim — and refined (a tailored topcoat and slim dress shirt). Perfect to ring in the new year.

  • The Topcoat: O.N.S Clothing Grant Topcoat, $528 — Wherever  you go this New Year’s Eve, I’d bet you’re going to want to stay warm. This slim topcoat is timeless no matter what your plans involve.
  • The Blazer: Grayers Hutton Wool Sportcoat, $195 — Hey, New Year’s Eve can be a pretty dressy night, right? This tailored wool blazer is polished without going full-on tuxedo.
  • The Shirt: Taylor Stitch The Hyde Shirt, $75.98 — While you could always go  more casual and wear a rugged chambray shirt, a stylish dress shirt (sans tie) never fails.
  • The Slim Denim: Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in Kuroki Mills Black Selvage, $145 — More great menswear from Taylor Stitch, in the form of some of the best men’s black denim you can buy.
  • The Rugged Boots: Original Chippewa Service Boots (Huckberry Exclusive), $279 — These stylish brown leather boots are a winter-ready NYE footwear pick, and they look pretty slick paired up with slim black denim.
  • The Socks: CHUP Secado Socks, $35 — We’re keeping things pretty neutral in terms of color in this outfit, so subtly stylish patterned socks are a nice move here.
  • The Watch: Jack Mason Camp Watch, $195 — With the durability of a field watch and the style of a classic leather dress watch, this timepiece is a winner for the night.
  • The Gloves: Hestra Samuel Gloves, $135 — We mentioned that you needed casual accessories that keep you warm, and these high-quality leather gloves look great, too.
  • The Grooming Essential: Buckler’s Daily Defense Kit, $68 — Winter can play tricks on your skin — and New Year’s Eve is no time to let that happen. Use these grooming essentials to look your best (and maybe snag a New Year’s Eve kiss!?)

New Year’s Eve is a great time to put together all of your favorite winter style essentials in one go-anywhere outfit. From casual drinks at home to an evening on the town, there’s no denying that pieces like a slim topcoat are going to prove essential (and warm!) no matter what. Top off your look with a casual wool blazer that just so happens to be polished and crisp — alongside a classic slim dress shirt, of course. It’s a look that’s going to win you compliments no matter where you go, and the same can be said of pairing it all with black selvage jeans that A) Wear like dress pants and B) Just so happen to be some of the best men’s black denim on the market. Your footwear is also critical, especially when roads and sidewalks can get icy and snowy. That, my friends, is where a pair of stylish brown leather boots come into play — especially a pair from Original Chippewa. And when the time comes to slip off your boots?

You needn’t worry about looking out of place, because stylish patterned socks from CHUP more than get the job done — again, it’s the little details that win you praise from family and friends, right? On that front, high-quality leather gloves will keep you warm without missing a beat — no overly technical gloves here. New Year’s Eve is also a time to break out the best on your wrist, so a classic leather dress watch more than fits the bill.  Last but certainly not least, a handy trio of grooming essentials are the easy way to look your best — and impress your date or your partner. Those are all the pieces of the puzzle to put togher for one heck of an #OOTD. As we close out 2018, thanks so much for reading — just know that before the year is up, we’ll have plenty more style content on the way!

-Beau

The List: Shop This Week’s Best New Gear Picks for Men

Throw on these rugged gloves and get prepped for some post-holiday work.

The start of a new week calls for the best gear of the season, especially now that we’ve nearly closed out 2018 (can you believe it!?) and have our eyes on the prize: 2019. With that, I want to wish y’all loyal Style Guide readers a very Merry Christmas (and a warm, stylish Christmas Eve). I think you’ll find this week’s men’s style essentials run the gamut, from rugged leather gloves to handsome leather boots, all designed to carry you through the end of the year and into New Year’s Eve in style. We’re even recommending a whiskey for your New Year’s Eve party. Without further ado, here we go.

Give’r 4-Season Gloves with Wax Coating — $140

Durable leather gloves made for work and weekend exploration.

These no-nonsense, tough leather work gloves are ready for your toughest winter chores, from hauling brush to chopping firewood. The rest of the time? Wear ’em with the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker to head to the bar.
Faherty Brand Atmosphere Shirt Jacket — $198
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Technical and yet stylish is what you’re getting with this shirt jacket.

The good folks at Faherty Brand continue to up the ante when it comes to gear you can wear … just about anywhere. Made with water-resistant nylon, the Atmosphere Shirt Jacket is perfect to wear if you live in a climate where winter isn’t so harsh (say, on the California coast?)
Viberg Service Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $699
Viberg

Exceptional leather boots that just won’t let you down.

If there’s one thing I know to be true — and I don’t know much — it’s that these rugged boots from Viberg are stellar, dependable & ready for the office and a casual weekend alike.
Ratio Eight Coffee Maker w/ Thermal Carafe & Coffee Cups — $696

One way to invest in making the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have.

Especially here in Brooklyn, I’m always on the hunt for a caffeine fix, but if I didn’t want to leave my apartment, I’d pick up the incredibly well-designed, simply beautiful Ratio Eight coffee maker. It could maybe help you make the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have.
Ace Rivington Athletic Taper Denim — $200

Haven’t tried out Ace Rivington denim? Change that now.

If you prefer denim that’s tailored but not skin-tight, a pair of classic men’s blue jeans that fit nicely and work anywhere, go with this pair. They’re an investment, but the rich indigo color and quality Italian cotton pay off.
 
Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley in Heather Grey — $78

A thick, warm henley built to take on the toughest winter style challenges.

Made from upcycled cotton in a thick waffle knit, this rugged men’s henley from Taylor Stitch is warm & cozy, plus it’s easy to layer with flannel shirting or a warm winter parka.
Bespoke Post Tamed Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Bespoke Post

The right grooming essentials at the right price.

Keeping your mane in check through the winter months is critical, no matter how gnarly it gets out there. The Bespoke Post Tamed Box features both men’s grooming essentials and small, considered details (like a straight razor) for a perfect shave.
 
Thursday Boots Wingtip Boots in Caramel — $220

Another pair of must-have brown boots, made for dressier occasions.

I’ve previously tested out the Wingtip Boots in Waterproof Suede from Thursday Boots, but these handsom leather boots in a rich shade of Caramel are absolutely too good to pass up. Wear them as often as you can this winter — they can handle it.
WP Standard Military Duffel — $339
WP Standard

A beautifully crafted duffel that’ll only age more nicely with time.

You really can turn to timeless military silhouettes for rugged gear that works for today’s modern man — like this absurdly beautiful, surprisingly affordable rugged leather duffel from WP Standard (one of my favorite brands).
Zodiac Grandville Watch — $495

A dressy take on the rugged Zodiac watch.

You surely know Zodiac for the brand’s exceptional Super Sea Wolf Watch, but how about the Zodiac Grandville Watch? It’s a classic leather dress watch with all the functionality you need for winter travel and the office.
Bridge & Burn Fielding Denim Cotton Overshirt — $188

The type of cotton overshirt you’re going to want to wear over a classic T-shirt or a warm thermal shirt.

When you find a brand that makes rugged gear that resists changing trends, you stick with ’em. I’ve certainly found that to be the case with my friends at Portland’s own Bridge & Burn. The Fielding Denim Cotton Overshirt is the perfect mid-layer atop a classic henley.
Michter’s US 1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon — Price Varies

Made to exacting specifications — perfect for New Year’s Eve, for yourself or your host.

Planning a New Year’s Eve party (responsibly)? Hosting a second (or third) Christmas? Want to impress your guests with a rich, warming bourbon that harkens back to the first whiskey produced by this lauded brand? Track down some Michter’s — I’ve been taste-testing (ahem) over these past few weeks, and can’t say enough about the rich caramel and vanilla notes.
Faherty Brand Fair Isle Crew in Mixed Indigo — $248
Faherty Brand

Indigo gives this crewneck a uniquely rich pattern.

We’re back at it with more stylish gear from Faherty Brand, this time featuring a simply unbeatable classic indigo crewneck in a neat Fair Isle print. Perfect for winter weekends upstate … or anywhere, really.
PILLBOX Bat Co. “Join or Die” Bat — $245

Something a little more unique to hang on the wall of your home or office.

Is this vintage baseball bat from PILLBOX Bat Co. — featuring some seriously cool artwork — completely necessary for your home, apartment or office? Not entirely. Is it a neat last-minute gift? Assuredly.
Today’s post on the best men’s style essentials to end this month really did have it all, didn’t it? At least, I hope that’s what you thought. What was your favorite gear pick? I can never resist the chance to feature some tough Viberg leather boots. With all that being said, have a great rest of your holiday and thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: O.N.S. Clothing Dominic Bomber

A new classic — highly stylish and functional.

On the hunt for one of the best men’s jackets for winter? Search no more, because I’d wager I found it. And that jacket, my friends, would be the O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber, a rugged, durable & simply cool old-school jacket you can wear with nearly anything. It channels the type of throwback style born of much-needed functionality; it’s easy to see the O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber being worn on the deck of a ship or on the chilly coast during a rainstorm. That’s how the brand approaches designig its gear, and that’s great news for all of us who could use a wardrobe upgrade. Right? In my mind, the O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber is absolutely one of the the best men’s jackets your money can buy. Make no mistake, it’s an investment at $428, but your wardrobe will be all the better for it. Made from half-lambswool and half-nylon, it’s a classic cut that wears nicely with all manner of men’s style essentials, including slim tan chinos and a timeless chambray shirt. The faux shearling collar is also a badass style touch that’ll keep you warm no matter how chilly it gets, too. Can it get better? Actually, yes.

SHOP: The O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber

This coat really is the sort of style you just don’t see anymore, and that makes it all the better to wear with equally classic pieces like a rugged henley and your favorite pair of slim jeans. The quilted lining should also offer even more protection from the cold — make no mistake, the O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber has a lot going for it. The Dark Green color is also uniquely rich and distinctive, made to stand out stylishly in the grey depths of winter. It’s a sharp substitute for a blazer, and would wear nicely with a crisp Oxford shirt and slim wool trousers — just add handsome leather boots, and you’re set for the office holiday party or a tailored weekend happy hour.  How’s that for one of the best men’s jackets? Not bad at all, if you ask me. Again, it’s an investment at more than $400, but the O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber is going to give you returns in spades — to say the least. Again, it’s a jacket you can wear to channel more rugged style (think chore pants, a thermal shirt and the Huckberry Duck Boots) or a tailored look (a chambray dress shirt and a knit tie). Still not sold? Once you try this jacket, you will be.

SHOP: The O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber