The List: Here’s the Best New Gear to Buy on Black Friday — And Wear All Winter

The rugged, dependable jacket you’ll find yourself reaching for all winter.

To me, it’s pretty crazy that we’re already talking about the best men’s gear to buy for winter — and heck, to go along with that, the best men’s style deals on Black Friday and beyond. Now, will every pick on this list be on sale for a steal? Not quite — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look to gear up accordingly for chillier temperatures, blizzards and the like. That goes for rugged winter jackets like the one seen above (from Tom Beckbe), as well as a host of other men’s style essentials. The best deals for guys on Black Friday also come from retailers you know and love, like Huckberry and Taylor Stitch; what does this all mean for you? It means you should have your shopping list ready to go this week (and beyond). Happy hunting!

Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket — $495

This thing is tough as heck and ready for the nastiest winter weather. Snap it up ASAP.

When inclement weather strikes — be it as you head over the river and through the woods on a holiday weekend, or as you head to the office — you need the right gear. The tough-as-nails Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket is made for the field and the city, as the brand puts it, and it’s seriously rugged, classic & ready to layer. One of the best jackets to buy on Black Friday (and beyond, naturally).

Wild Turkey “Bar in a Backpack” — Limited Edition

Everything you need to make your new favorite cocktail. Image courtesy of Wild Turkey.

OK, so here’s something fun if you happen to live in an area where there happens to be a Wild Turkey “Turkey Trot” this year (specifically, Austin, New Orleans or Chicago). Once you complete your run, enjoy a classic Old Fashioned (if you’re over 21!) made using delicious Wild Turkey bourbon. For those at least 21 years of age in Austin, Chicago and New Orleans running at local “Turkey Trots” this week, they can see the barpack in real-life and potentially walk away with one of their own. It’s loaded with a standing bar for mixing, plus Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Powell & Mahoney Simple Syrup, glassware, a stirrer and more. It’s seriously cool, it’s almost too good to be true … and it’s only available at a Wild Turkey “Turkey Trot.” Heck, I got to check one out recently, and it was seriously cool. So, make your weekend even more worthwhile with a run and some delicious spirits, ehh?

Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots — $220 (When Full Price)

No wrong way to go with these sleek-yet-tough Chelsea boots.

Finding some of the best Chelsea boots on the market just got a whole heck of a lot easier — the sleek Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots are perhaps the best boots to wear to a holiday party, what with their dressy silhouette and go-anywhere functionality. Wear them with slim selvedge denim. Speaking of …

Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Jeans — $198

Exceptional Todd Snyder denim for any and every holilday occasion.

It’s tough to find the right pair of Japanese selvedge jeans at an agreeable price, and while these Todd Snyder jeans are still an investment, they’re a purchase that’ll pay off in spades. Perfectly casual and exceptionally well-suited to wear to a holiday party with your new favorite flannel shirt (don’t worry, we’ll tell you all about that shirt in just one second).
Flint and Tinder American-Made Flannel — $98

An excellent deal on an excellent flannel shirt, to say the least.

For under $100, you’re getting easily one of the best flannel shirts on the market — and that fact nearly goes without saying, seeing as it’s coming at you courtesy of Flint and Tinder. Stock up now, then wear it with the above Todd Snyder denim to casual holiday gatherings aplenty. Just add rugged leather boots & call it a day.
Zodiac Astrographic Watch — $1,295

A beastly watch you’ll have for a long, long time. Happy early Christmas??

Looking for an early holiday gift for, well, yourself? This classic men’s watch from Zodiac is packed to the gills with premium quality touches, from the Swiss construction to the handsome stainless steel case and of course, the design that pays homage to the Space Race. It’s an investment-level watch you’ll have for years to come.
Quero Shoes Q Sneakers — $225

Sharp sneakers that are as dressy and well-made as your favorite leather dress shoes.

With a clean design and the type of craftsmanship normally found in fine leather boots, these Quero Shoes Q Sneakers really are something else. Thanks to the brand, I’ve been testing out a pair these past few weeks — as seen on my Instagram — with some excellent results. Made with durable calfskin leather that’s individually dyed, these sneakers are handsome, refined and seriously stylish — in short, the perfect casual sneakers to wear to a holiday gathering or a laidback office Friday.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Olive Donegal — $125

A casually rugged, expertly cut shirt from Taylor Stitch.

The search for the best winter shirt continues, and yet, if you pick up the rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Olive Donegal, you’re surely checking off at least one box in terms of your winter style essentials. Consider it the perfect shirt to wear to the office, then to holiday drinks. Snap it up on Black Friday while you can, though.
Deschutes Jubelale Beer — Price Varies 

One of your new favorite winter beers, I’d wager. Cheers to the holidays!

While not necessarily a special deal for Black Friday or Thanksgiving weekend, the Deschutes Jubelale is easily one of the best beers for winter (and the holidays in general, for that matter). In fact, you should make it a point to track some down for Thanksgiving! I’ve tested out the beer courtesy of Deschutes these past few weeks, and it seriously delivers. The quality of this beer starts with roasted barley and pale hop blends, among other fine ingredients, and carries through some excellent cold-weather character with rich spice notes and a seasonally friendly color. Can a beer be beautiful? Yes, yes it can — enjoy this at all your holiday parties … just be sure to bring extra for your guests.
Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $225

Perfect jeans for Thanksgiving weekend — and beyond that, too.

What pairs well with a festive winter beer? Why, the sort of gear that’s right at home in front of the fire or on the road to visit friends — so, in this case, the refined and classic Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans. They’re versatile enough to wear out to the  bar on Wednesday night of Thanksgiving week, and they’ll do just fine the rest of the weekend — and back at the office, too.
Topo Designs Long-Sleeve Waffle Tee — $79

A rugged, comfortable long-sleeve tee to wear as a base layer or all on its own.

Holiday weekends like Thanksgiving are nothing without the right casual style essentials — just laidback enough to relax around the fire after a second helping of dinner, but polished enough to be worn into town for a brewery visit. Or heck, out on the trail to work off said meal and beers. At least, that’s what the Topo Designs Long-Sleeve Waffle Tee seems to be built for, made with tons of durability and remarkable quality (again, perhaps you’ve seen it on my Instagram). You know what it would wear especially well with? The Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket.
Peak Design Travel Duffel Backpack — $220

A dependable hybrid travel bag to haul all your holiday gear.

With Peak Design, you know you’re investing in the best travel bags on the planet — and that’s no more crucial than with the holidays approaching. The Peak Design Travel Duffel Backpack is effective, easy to carry and highly functional — again, everything you should look for in the best travel bag on the market.
Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt in Dusk — $188

The kind of shirt you want to have on hand for a crisp winter morning.

Yes indeed, we’ve got  more rugged Taylor Stitch gear for the taking, especially when it comes to exquisite winter style essentials like the dependable, ridiculously well-made Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt. The perfect holiday weekend layer atop a thermal waffle tee (*ahem* from Topo Designs *ahem*) on a chilly winter morning.
Barking Irons “Red Dead Redemption 2” Union Henley — $79
Some things just go together — like the outlaw-inspired style of “Red Dead Redemption 2” (if you’re a gamer, you know it!) and the real-world, seriously cool gear being churned out by Barking Irons. In this case, there’s no more fitting partnership than this limited-edition henley inspired by the game and made from soft-washed cotton. The finishing touch? The Arthur Morgan collar print, an homage to the game’s protagonist. Unique, made for layering and ready for fall.
Stetson Chapman Hat — $119

Old-school quality and heritage make this Stetson hat a keeper.

Now, is a Stetson hat for everyone? Not quite, but if you’ve been looking to take the plunge, and want to do so in rugged fall and winter style, you could do worse than the Stetson Chapman Hat.
Bluffworks Departure Jeans 2.0 — $98

Slim travel jeans that were in fact made to be worn for tons of travel.

Just because you’re traveling for the holidays doesn’t mean you should throw style by the wayside — take these slim black jeans from Bluffworks, a new update to their lauded Depature Jeans. They feature a tailored fit and versatile dark wash for style that goes from the plane to a party without missing a beat, and a bevy of travel-ready pockets also gives these a major leg up over other, less stylish (and functional) jeans.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Montana Forest Candle — $24

A small upgrade to your space that’ll go a long way this holiday season.

Whether hosting guests or relaxing at home, the right candle can actually add a heck of a lot of character and atmosphere to a space — especially surrounding the holidays. Brooklyn Candle Studio makes scents with a variety of inspirations in mind, and this particular candle harnesses the great outdoors easily.

Vetra French Moleskin Jacket — $229

An easy-to-wear jacket that harnesses classic style inspiration.

Last but not least: We’ve talked about casual holiday style and deals aplenty, but what if you’re on the fence and want to go both refined and versatile for the holiday weekend? Enter a rugged, classic workwear jacket — the Vetra French Moleskin Jacket, to be more specific. Made to be worn over everything from your favorite henley and faded denim to a classic Oxford shirt and tan chinos. Thanksgiving weekend style sorted, anyone?

So, did you find all the Black Friday deals and steals (and gear suggestions) you had in mind? Maybe you’ve now got your heart set on some of the best Chelsea boots, or perhaps a classic workwear jacket to rock this season? Or perhaps a rich winter ale, handsome leather sneakers or an investment-level watch are more your speed. Either way, I hope you’ve found something to enjoy, and I hope you find all the deals your heart desires — enjoy the holiday, my friends, and thanks for reading!

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