Can you really feel it in the air now? While some say fall is too short — a darn shame! — I think it’s just right in terms of the atmosphere, the excitement, and naturally … the opportunity to gear up with the best fall style essentials from top to bottom. Take the excellent SeaVees Mariner Boots up above. They’re the perfect sneakers for fall, the kind of pair you can wear if you don’t want to give up your lace-ups in favor of rugged leather boots. I think you’ll find similarly helpful gear throughout the rest of today’s edition of The List — let’s take it away.
We mentioned above that the perfectly rugged, effortlessly versatile SeaVees Mariner Boots are some of the best high-top sneakers for fall … or are they boots? Regardless, these can be worn with everything from tough chore pants to expertly faded denim.
Schott Natural Waxed Leather Cowhide Cafe Racer Jacket — $850
If it’s one of the best leather jackets for men that you seek — as in, a truly iconic leather jacket from a brand like Schott NYC — you’d do worse than to get this stylish cafe racer jacket. Wear it as often as you want, and on any adventure you can dream up.
Edwin Maddox Slim Jeans — $168
Speaking of expertly faded denim, this pair is precisely what you need for casual fall weekends aplenty. Wear them with your favorite hooded sweatshirt and again, a pair of the best high-top sneakers for fall for nicely executed, laidback style at your next tailgate.
Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket in Rust — $188
It’s no secret that when it comes to fall’s best shirts, well, Taylor Stitch undoubtedly comes to play. The Maritime Shirt Jacket is the latest example of this commitment to rugged style, and it’s easily one of the best shirt jackets for fall.
Grifter Company Classic Deerskin Gloves — $59.98
‘Tis the season to buy some of the best new gloves, is it not? Grifter Company has long been a favorite for the ways in which they offer up beautifully crafted, superbly tough gloves for fall and winter.
Proof Strong Shirt — $128
We’ll keep the hits rolling here with this classic denim shirt from Proof— it’s made to move with you and can be paired up with everything from a slim navy blazer to, yet again, a stylish cafe racer jacket.
Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch — $495
Fall is the perfect time to up your watch game — you want to be reaching for something with a bit more rugged appeal, and a stylish leather watch like the Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch fits the bill nicely.
Flint and Tinder Premium Slub Long-Sleeve Henley — $58
If you read the pages of The Style Guide regularly, perhaps you’re well-acquainted with my love of a rugged henley, no? Well, add the Flint and Tinder Premium Slub Henley to your shopping list ASAP in that regard.
UFO Pumpkin Beer — Price Varies
Now, pumpkin beers can be a bit divisive, but when done right, this is another worthy style to add to your fridge this fall — especially the UFO Pumpkin Beer, made in the Northeast with real pumpkin (yep!) and seasonal spices for a fantastically fall-ready flavor. A perfect sipper for your next tailgate or on a cold fall evening.
Topo Designs Wool Shirt — $169
Looking for the right layer to top off your rugged henley? Look no further than this classic wool shirt in a rich, fall-appropriate color from Topo Designs — it’s the perfect pairing.
Black Diamond Equipment Forged Denim Pants — $125
Over the past weeks, from trips to my favorite park to days at the office to visits to my favorite brewery, I’ve found myself turning toward one pair of pants in particular. These rugged black jeans from Black Diamond Equipment are every bit as tough as they look, made with CORDURA fabric for toughness, stretch and comfort. If you’re a climbing fan but also want to look sharp back in town, these are the jeans for you. And if you just want some slim black jeans with workwear flair to wear to a casual office? Pick these up ASAP.
Rustico Knox Bifold Leather Wallet — $50
An American-made leather wallet is something to be cherished, enjoyed and then used on the daily — take the Rustico Knox Leather Wallet, for instance. It’s one of the best men’s wallets for your everyday essentials.
Brionvega Grattacielo Radio — $148.98
Let’s shift from talking about the best men’s wallets to talking about this stylish, portable Bluetooth speaker sized to fit right on your bookshelf. Sleek, futuristic and made to deliver crystal-clear sound, it’s an ideal speaker to turn on as you relax at home during a crisp fall weekend afternoon.
Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine — Price Varies
If you follow me on Instagram, perhaps you saw that last month, I had the chance to spend a lovely evening with Cooper and Thief (makers of rich, bourbon barrel-aged wine) and Billykirk leather goods at the Billykirk studio learning about the fine art of both leather craftsmanship and cocktail creation. Point being, if you want to surprise and delight your guests this fall, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler or more delicious wine than Cooper and Thief (and this is coming from a craft beer guy!).
Fabric Skincare Starter Kit — $12
There’s something to be said for finding the right skincare routine — and keeping your routine simple, effective and efficient is the best way to go about that process. The Fabric Skincare Starter Kit, in that regard, is excellent (I should know — I’ve been testing the line!). Packed with anti-aging ingredients and made to heal skin, this is the way to upgrade your fall grooming game now.
Astorflex Greenflex Rubber Sole Chukka Boots — $165
Last but not least … want to step out in a pair of the best leather chukka boots without compromising city-ready style? These rubber sole chukka boots from Astorflex are stylish, sleek, versatile, and yes, functional.
So, do you have any favorites from the above list? Maybe it’s something casual, like a pair of expertly faded denim? Or perhaps you want to go durable with some rubber sole chukka boots from Astorflex? Even better yet, want to properly gear up for fall with one of the best leather jackets for men? Folks, the choice really is yours. Enjoy, and happy shopping!