Let’s step into Friday the right way — with the lowdown on some of the best men’s leather boots for fall. More specifically, the exceptionally rugged and tough Quoddy Bowhunter Boots, some of the toughest and most stylish boots to wear with olive chinos (as shown above), light wash denim (yes, for fall!) or your favorite corduroy pants as we roll into another fall weekend. They’re the kind of stylish leather boots I’ll be wearing this weekend, in fact. On that note: It’s tough to believe it’s November, and even more difficult to believe … it’s been about three years since I visited my alma mater, Michigan State University in East Lansing! The time’s flown since I’ve been back, and together with some former student newspaper friends from The State News, I’ve decided it’s high time I ventured back to the Midwest for a Spartan football game, some tasty beers at HopCat, and a crucial brunch at Beggar’s Banquet — all favorite pursuits during my college days! I have a special place in my heart for the lovely MSU campus & the friendships and memories I made along the way — it’ll be wonderful to return home! There will of course be tailgating and cold beer aplenty throughout the weekend once I arrive on an early-morning flight into Detroit, and I’m also seriously looking forward to taking in some classic Michigan fall weather as my beloved Michigan State Spartans play Illinois. Naturally, I’ll be wearing some of my favorite fall style essentials along the way — what about your weekend plans? Let me know on Twitter, be sure to check out tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and kick off your weekend nice and early with today’s Friday Read. Go Green!
- If you follow my writing work at The Manual, perhaps you’re familiar with the Everlane Uniform Collection, a well-curated set of daily men’s style essentials made to be worn, well, on the daily and also mixed-and-matched at will. And if not? I wrote about the Everlane Uniform Collection for the site, so you can get up to speed in a hurry.
- Let’s shift to more handy and helpful everyday carry gear. It can be relaxing, meditative and cathartic to stroll around your favorite park (mine happens to be Prospect Park) with your favorite tunes on repeat (The Walkmen, anyone?) — add a new favorite copper flask into that equation, and you’ve got the recipe for a lovely fall afternoon. To wit: Bring the Whiskey Leatherworks Copper Flask to your next camping trip, your next day hike, or your next bonfire — but first, read my latest briefing for GearMoose.
- Wondering about the best jacket for fall and winter, one that you can wear on the aforementioned park stroll or camping trip? We’re going to turn back toward GearMoose and specifically, the pleasingly rugged Filson Cover Cloth Aberdeen Jacket, the sort of tough jacket to wear with ease alongside your favorite henley and classic camp pants. Again, just add in the Whiskey Leatherworks Copper Flask and call it good, OK? Bingo!
So, that’s the end of today’s brief-yet-hopefully enlightening Friday Read. Because weekend fun is never done, though, I’m going to leave you with my recommendation for perhaps the best fall jacket, one you can wear with ease atop your favorite Oxford shirt alongside slim faded denim. It’s a surefire combo for all your top casual fall pursuits, from apple orchard visits to brewery tours & beyond. Cheers to the weekend, my friends!