See Now, Buy Now: This Faherty Brand Shirt is the Best Flannel Shirt for Winter — Guaranteed

A classic flannel shirt done up in remarkable fabric from Faherty Brand.

We’re making — as we so often do — a rather bold claim here today at The Style Guide, but it’s one I think you’ll appreciate. The best flannel shirt for winter (or certainly, one of them) is pictured above and featured throughout this article today: That’d be the Faherty Brand Brushed Everyday Shirt, a super-soft, ultra-cozy, extremely well-made flannel shirt for winter weather. The difference is in the details, as one would expect from Faherty Brand, and that’s why it’s worth it to turn toward this laidback, timeless brand to upgrade your winter shirting in a hurry.
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But wait … maybe you’re wondering why you should drop some hard-earned cash on this shirt? To be fair, this rugged flannel shirt is $148, but again, it’s rugged, classic shirting you’re investing in here — and you’re getting tons of wearability in turn (to say the very least). Faherty’s family-run ethos (the company was founded by brothers Mike and Alex in 2013) shines through, right down to the fact that you know who’s designing your shirt — and testing it out, for that matter.
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SHOP: The Faherty Brand Brushed Everyday Shirt

A classic fit leaves room for layering without going overboard. Well-done, Faherty Brand.

We mentioned that this classic flannel shirt stands apart for its fabric — and that’s certainly true in this instance. Faherty Brand’s Brushed Everyday Shirt is made with soft brushed cotton for a remarkable feel and finish — it’s almost like wearing a blanket (minus, y’know, the actual blanket part of things). This flannel shirt is also a heavier weight than your typical Oxford shirt, so you should feel free to layer it up atop your favorite henley and perhaps throw on a down vest to venture out on a cold Friday night. The Lodge Check pattern found on this stylish flannel shirt is perfect for winter, too — that color combo should play well off everything from your favorite blue jeans and rugged leather boots to slim tan chinos, a navy peacoat and classic chukka boots. Essentially, whether you need a flannel shirt to wear to the office or a classic winter shirt you can throw on to look polished as you grab a weekend coffee, well, Faherty Brand’s Brushed Everyday Shirt is the one you’re going to want — ASAP.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Brushed Everyday Shirt

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#OOTD: How to Dress for a Casual Winter Weekend

Alright folks, here we go with another take on the #OOTD. There comes a time in your life when duty calls — when you want to get out of the house to head to brunch, or grab a cocktail, or pick up some more coffee, or reload for that home proejct — and it’s just got to be done in spite of the weather. That’s why we’re here: To tell you how to dress for a casual winter weekend, helped along by plenty of seasonal style essentials. The right winter weekend #OOTD ties everything together with functionality and style in mind — so, for fighting windy weather and snowstorms, you’ll find a rugged waxed jacket to take on the elements. Other layers come in handy once you’ve bellied up to the bar and taken off said jacket — take, for instance, one of the best new flannel shirts (more on that one in a moment). And classics like slim dark blue jeans never fail — inside or outside, coffee date or a quick trip into town. All these picks are more crucial than you think, including Red Wing Heritage boots for dependability and durability on slippery streets. The goal here should be gear picks that look great and don’t miss a beat from day-to-night, so you’ll also find crucial layers like one of the best men’s henleys. Check out the full look below, and let me know in the comments if you think we (and by we, I mean me) hit our goal. Cheers!

You’ll be able to go just about anywhere this winter with these rugged gear picks.

Ready to brave the elements? As taxing as that might sound at the moment, I know I am — it all comes down to starting with the right layers, and then building from there. In this case, the right layers just so happen to include a rugged waxed jacket that’ll fight off winter’s worst pretty handily. Layering a Faherty Brand flannel shirt is the right way to go for both warmth and style, plus a bit of versatility — that’s the sort of shirt you can wear to a casual lunch or a trip to your favorite bar in equal measure. You could also argue that if you’re not wearing a Taylor Stitch henley as your base layer, you’re not doing it right this season — that’s debateable, but there’s an argument to be made for making a rugged henley part of your menswear rotation. Naturally, Mott and Bow denim never fails in terms of style points or dependability — the same could be said for those go-anywhere Red Wing Heritage boots, all the better to beat out winter snow. Your accessories are also going to seal the deal here, from one of the best winter hats to a tough everyday bag that’ll keep your gear safe and sound. Of course, no look is complete without a rugged casual watch — that’s the right way to finish off this look. Where will this ensemble take you? Let me know on Twitter.

The List: Here Are the 10 Best New Gear Picks to Buy This Week

A sneak peek of what’s to come in terms of today’s best new men’s gear.

With January rolling right along, ideally, you’ve been paying attention to our ongoing series The List, covering the best new men’s gear for plenty of occasions — and in this case, packed with winter style essentials. It’s my goal to get you layered up in fine form when you need it most, hence the emphasis on pieces like the classic wool CPO shown above (more on that in a moment), to go along with tougher outerwear like one of the best men’s winter parkas. The gang’s all here when it comes to how to dress (and groom) for winter — without further ado, let’s dig in.

Relwen Bonded Rag Wool CPO — $298

The cozy winter shirt you didn’t know you needed.

The best winter layers are often the most subtle, yet the most quietly stylish and functional — what exactly does that mean? Well, in this case, I’m referring to this classic wool CPO (which stands for Chief Petty Officer), a military-inspired layer that’s rugged enough to handle winter’s worst when layered under your favorite parka. Speaking of …

Arc’Teryx Therme Parka — $699

A warm, durable and investment-level winter parka.

Yes indeed, there’s no time like the present to layer up with one of the best men’s winter parkas, and undoubtedly, Arc’Teryx has knocked it out of the park (pun intended) with the Therme Parka.

Mott and Bow Slim Jay Jeans — $118

Dependable, slim black jeans to wear all winter.

There’s something about the cold confines of winter and the dimly lit confines of, say, your favorite speakeasy or a dive bar (the kind made for enjoying whiskey and a beer) — and the thing that goes nicely with either of those? Some slim black jeans, and preferably, the best men’s black jeans as shown here from Mott and Bow.

Diemme Roccia Vet Shoes — $338.98

Versatile, tough boots to wear all winter.

Comparing these to regular old snow boots here isn’t quite accurate — these Diemme boots just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots on the market, with the right traction for days on snowy streets. These rugged leather boots don’t look half-bad with, you guessed it, slim black jeans for some subtle contrast.

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie — $138

A versatile, casual hooded sweatshirt that works out on the town or back at home.

What’s sometimes the best layering move to go along with slim black jeans for a casual night out with the fellas? Well, of course, a classic hooded sweatshirt — but one done in a seriously upgraded fabric. The Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie is made to be worn on the go and when kicked back this winter.

Faherty Brand Reserve Sueded Trousers — $138

Slim, refined trousers to wear to the office.

The gear being made by Faherty Brand is already remarkably high-quality — so the launch of the Faherty Brand Reserve line this past fall, featuring even higher-quality fabrics and construction, was very welcome. These slim khaki trousers are perfect to wear to the office.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,195

A ridiculously tough watch you can wear through winter’s nastiest storms.

If you’ve read the blog, you’ll know that we’ve previously talked about the prowess of one of the toughest men’s watches we’ve seen — the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch is stylish enough for everyday wear this winter, and tough enough to survive the elements.

Duke Cannon The Perfect Shave Set — $25

Duke Cannon knows how to help you get the best shave you’ve yet had.

Hey, OK, so in addition to gear like the best men’s black jeans or rugged leather boots, there’s certainly something to be said for keeping your winter grooming essentials in tip-top shape. Duke Cannon is here to help with the Duke Cannon Perfect Shave Set, featuring everything you need to tame your mane (in spite of winter, that is).

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $98

A comfortable, high-quality henley to layer up with anything this winter.

Let’s keep talking must-have men’s winter layers, shall we? Layers like the exceptionally versatile, travel-friendly, insanely comfortable Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley, at that. Available in a range of colors at a price that signifies quality, this belongs on any list of the best men’s henleys.

5.11 Tactical 3-in-1 Parka — $249.99 

An ultra-tough parka to layer up with this winter — the second featured on this list, in fact.

As you can see in today’s edition of The List, we’ve been all about the best winter outerwear (for the most part). And now, joining today’s roundup of essential winter gear is a rugged parka from 5.11 Tactical, packed with plenty of pockets & remarkable functionality for whatever life throws your way. It could also come in handy as the perfect travel jacket.

While sometimes we tend to pack these posts with more gear (and by we, I mean me), today’s post had a bit more brevity — it’s always tough to narrow things down to the 10 best men’s style essentials to buy now. That being said, what caught your eye? Was it the classic wool CPO  we led off the post with? Was it the perfect travel jacket from 5.11 Tactical that closed out the post? Or perhaps something in between — such as the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch?  Whatever suits your fancy, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Cheers and thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater

The best winter sweater you didn’t know you needed, courtesy of Taylor Stitch.

Alright, folks. We’re back at it during today’s Style Pick of the Week with yet another essential men’s sweater from, yes, Taylor Stitch. That makes it the second time this month we’ve featured one of your favorite menswear brands in this series, but with good reason (exceptionally good reason, at that). You see, we’re talking today about one of the best men’s sweaters for winter, the truly excellent, perfectly rugged Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater. It’s the best sweater for a winter weekend, it can be worn to the office in a pinch, and it’s got that unique Taylor Stitch guarantee of quality and timeless style. Yes, it’s got plenty going for it. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater, shall we? For starters, this rugged winter sweater takes inspiration from the thick, hard-wearing knits typically worn on the water — it’s a tough fisherman sweater that’s going to be worth the investment ($228 via the Taylor Stitch Web site), but it’s not going to break the bank. And for that investment, you’re getting all the quality the TS brand can muster — which happens to be quite a lot.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater

The difference is in the details, and Taylor Stitch surely gets it right.


The tough Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater features  a wool-nylon-polyester blend for warmth and yet ease of movement and comfort. This isn’t your typical scratchy wool sweater, and that’s a very good thing, indeed. This Taylor Stitch sweater  features the customary chunky waffle knit that makes it perfect when you’re searching for what to wear on a cold winter morning — roll out of bed, throw on the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater atop your favorite henley, and then get that coffee brewing. As the brand so wisely calls out, melange yarns make this classic men’s sweater stand out from the pack even more — this is an heirloom-quality sweater made with plenty of care and attention to detail. Taylor Stitch knows that these pieces work well on their own or layered up, so try this Taylor Stitch sweater with everything from a classic chambray shirt and faded blue jeans to slim tan chinos, leather boots and a white Oxford shirt. Heck, wear the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater all on its own beneath a waxed trucker jacket and alongside your favorite work pants — it’s as suited a layer for winter yard work as it is for sipping on a Saturday night Old Fashioned. Helpfully, the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater is available in a rich Natural Waffle fabric (my personal favorite), or a seriously winter-ready  Maroon Waffle. The choice is yours, but either way, you’re getting one of the best men’s sweaters on the market. Layer accordingly.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater

The Friday Read: Your New Favorite Messenger Bag, New Menswear for a New Year & A New Hoodie

A rugged denim shirt to layer up with on a winter weekend.

We’re on the edge of another winter weekend — I hope you powered through your week with speed & style in mind! And I hope you’ve got your eye on that remarkable Buck Mason denim shirt shown above — it could be the perfect winter layer when paired with, say, your favorite henley, and it’s the right way to gear up for whatever’s on your plate this weekend. Notably, winter style essentials should be top of mind, and that’s what we’re going to dive into here for another edition of The Friday Read. Whether it’s a modern flannel shirt or the perfect way to wear your leather bomber jacket, I guarantee you we’ve got something for you — plus, a healthy dose of the best menswear news at the same time. So again, what’s on your plate this weekend? For me, I’ll be working away on the blog (be sure to follow The Style Guide on Facebook!), as well as heading to a double birthday party of sorts being thrown by my cousin — craft beer and BBQ are on the menu, make no mistake! I’ll also be enjoying some coffee at Brooklyn’s own Sweetwater Coffee and Tea,and likely swinging by one of my favorite menswear and home goods shops, the always-excellent Modern Anthology. Of course, given that it’s a long holiday weekend, I’ll be out and about in Prospect Park a fair amount, too — in short, I can’t ask for much more from a few days in Brooklyn than that. To follow along with what I’m wearing (and imbibing, and listening to), head to my Instagram. Oh, and before I forget — make sure you’re layering up with that Buck Mason denim shirt shown above. For now, enjoy the start of your weekend!

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OK, that’s going to wrap up today’s Friday Read. Did you find what you were looking for? If not, take a look at my latest roundup of the best new men’s gear — we’re covering everything from rugged flannel shirts to the best new winter boots, so I think you’ll more than be able to gear up in style this season. OK, that’s really it for now — enjoy your weekend!

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The List: Dress for the Polar Vortex with the Best New Gear for Winter

A seriously warm, rugged layer for your next winter adventure.

Just when you thought it was going to get a bit tougher to stay warm in style this winter, well, we’re back with another seasonally friendly edition of The List. And we’re kicking it off in a big way with the very pick shown above — the Flint and Tinder Expedition Shirt Jacket, the latest and greatest from the American-made menswear pioneers at F & T (and Huckberry). This is but one essential you need as you plan for how to dress for the polar vortex. It’ll serve as a welcome complement to the rest of the winter style essentials on this list … which you’re going to find out about if you keep scrolling, from the best men’s jeans to your new favorite winter coat. We’ll start it right now with three winter layering picks you need now, and we’ll go from there. Happy shopping, folks.

Flint and Tinder Expedition Shirt Jacket — $178

A rugged, tough shirt jacket that’ll provide non-stop warmth and comfort.

Leave it to Flint and Tinder to come up with one of the best men’s shirt jackets — a unique combination of remarkably durable 15.8-oz. double-layer flannel and wool for maximum warmth. It’s perfect to wear with your favorite henley, and it’s certainly among the best gear to wear on a cold morning.

Mott and Bow French Terry Sweatshirt — $89

A classic crewneck to wear with your favorite men’s jeans.

Meet the second of three must-have winter layers we’re featuring to kick off this piece — believe me, there’s plenty more, but these three picks just stood out right away. Crucially, the makers of your favorite denim are now crafting a classic crewneck sweatshirt, one that works at the office and on the weekend.

Western Rise AirLoft Quilted Jacket — $228

Tough, versatile & easy to layer — all critical for winter layering.

Yes, it’s true — your winter outerwear rotation needs a tough quilted jacket as much as it needs one of the best men’s shirt jackets, and this rugged Western Rise jacket is the right purchase to make now — the 4-way stretch insulation makes it one of the warmest winter jackets you can slip on right now.

Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers — $148

Durable, stylish trousers for any day of the week.

OK, so we just finished talking about gear like a tough quilted jacket,  a classic crewneck sweatshirt and one of the best men’s shirt jackets — but what are you going to wear with each of those pieces? Meet some of the best men’s trousers for your hard-earned dollars, the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers. Well-made, durable and versatile to wear to work or a whiskey distillery.

Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Oil — $30

The best beard oil your money can buy — no doubt about it.

The folks at Duke Cannon won’t stop until they’ve crafted a full arsenal of the best beard products on the planet — including the highly functional Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Oil, some of the best stuff to tame your mane & liven up your beard and skin this winter.

Bespoke Post Point Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

The sleek picks to round out your EDC this winter.

What do all of the above men’s style essentials have in common? Well, they all work particularly well as you dress for winter adventures — especially the Bespoke Post Point Box, packed with all the best everyday carry essentials you could want … and it’s only $45.

Flint and Tinder Full-Grain Leather Dopp Kit — $68

A rugged-yet-refined leather dopp kit from Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of everyday carry essentials, well, if you travel a lot, you surely need one of the best dopp kits for men — and luckily, the folks at Flint and Tinder are now making one of those, too. This stylish leather dopp kit is durable, refined and ready to handle your grooming essentials.

Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt (Huckberry Exclusive) — $248

Another overshirt in this week’s edition of The List, all the better to layer up this winter.

Now, you might notice that some of the gear picks on this list are a bit, well pricey. And the same can be said for this rugged sherpa overshirt from America’s foremost menswear designer, Todd Snyder. That being said, the Sherpa Overshirt is a one-of-a-kind item stocked by Huckberry, so you’d do well to pick it up.

Nicks Boots Americana Boots — $529 

Step out in style with the best leather boots — they’re tough to top.

Before you can get out on an adventure with your everyday carry essentials (and perhaps the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers), you’re going to need to be wearing the right pair of boots. In this instance, you won’t find a tougher pair of leather boots than the remarkable Nicks Boots Americana Boots. Too perfect for winter.

Fjallraven Lappland Merino Henley — $150

A durable, performance-minded henley from Fjallraven.

OK, you’ve got one of the best men’s shirt jackets for winter – what’s your base layer? Answer: It’s the rugged, layering-friendly Fjallraven Lappland Merino Henley, made with merino wool to wick away moisture while providing cozy comfort. It’s your new favorite henley, it’s from Fjallraven … you need it now.

Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Wool Blazer — $298

Say hello to your new favorite blazer.

Yes, folks … they did it. Flint and Tinder made a blazer. Not just any blazer … the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Wool Blazer could easily be one of the best winter blazers you’ll throw on this year, what with its wool-blend construction and tailored fit.

Howler Brothers ATX Work Pants — $99

These tough work pants are a reliable winter snowpant substitute.

When the going gets tough, the tough (like yourself) step into some of the best men’s work pants — these Howler Brothers pants are uniquely suited to handle winter weather and weekend projects.
Astorflex Dukeflex Boots — $155

Lace up these handsome, versatile suede boots for any occasion.

Are these dress shoes? Are they stylish boots? Are they a bit of both? Yes, the Astorflex Dukeflex are all of the above, and you should wear them freely with a classic crewneck sweatshirt and the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers.
Armitron Brown Leather Watch — $45

Surprisingly stylish and effective for the price — well-done, Armitron.

To counteract some of the more investment-level pieces on this list, throw on the best casual watch at an affordable — very affordable — price. It’s the perfect complement to laidback gear like a tough quilted jacket and some of the best men’s trousers.
Whiskey Peaks Half-Dome Beer Glasses — $30

Cheers to the season — these are some of the best, coolest beer glasses for your favorite beverage.

What goes well with all of the winter style picks shown above? Why, an ice-cold beer — preferably served in some well-made beer glasses like the Whiskey Peaks Half-Dome Beer Glasses shown above. Cheers!
Corridor NYC Unity Plaid Shirt — $111.98

You won’t be able to stop wearing this rugged flannel shirt.

What goes great with your favorite beer? Why, an utterly classic flannel shirt from Corridor NYC, that’s what. Wear this as often as you can, potentially layered up with that Fjallraven henley.
OK, that’s it. That’s this week’s entry. Do you have a favorite from the above picks? Maybe a classic flannel shirt from Corridor NYC? Perhaps the Flint and Tinder shirt jacket at the very top of the post? Or potentially, a Western Rise jacket or the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers are going to finalize your perfect winter ensemble. Can’t forget the EDC-packed Bespoke Post Point Box or Duke Cannon’s Big Bourbon Beard Oil — the point is, this post is packed with (nearly) everything you need for winter. That’s all there is to it.

 

#OOTD: The Best Way to Layer Up with a Shawl Cardigan This Season

So, another cold winter day dawns, and there you stand, looking at your closet inquisitively. It’d be nice to have a sweater that  mixes things up from the routine, something that stands out quitely and stylishly for its versatility and toughness … my friends, I’ve found that classic sweater for you. But what to wear it with? That’s why we’re here today to talk how to wear a shawl collar cardigan, and specifically, the excellent Faherty Brand sweater shown below — it’s refined enough for the office (more on that in a second), yet equally at home when out and about this winter. The best shawl collar cardigan on the market? Well, it’s certainly up there. The rugged shawl cardigan is a layering favorite of menswear luminaries like Daniel Craig (we’re big fans of his here), and we’re drawing a bit of inspiration from him as to how we style your new favorite sweater this winter. So, you’re going to find handy cold-weather essentials like a rugged waxed quilted parka, plus must-haves like the best men’s pants for winter weather (but they’re far from snow pants, rest assured). Other winter-friendly pieces, like the remarkably tough Nicks Boots Falcon Boots, are going to carry you through the season handily and in style. But as we’ve said before, you’ve got to kick it off the right way — with perhaps the best shawl collar cardigan around. From there, the possibilities are endless. OK, let’s dive in.

A cozy cardigan goes very well with other rugged, winter-ready menswear picks.

 

From the small accessories that make a big difference (like the best winter gloves for men) to the small details that actually come in quite handy (witness one of the more durable everyday bags out there), I’d say this #OOTD is primed to take on the season in style. From the office — thanks to the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt — to the speakeasy and your favorite coffee shop, wearing one of the best shawl cardigans really can take you  just about anywhere. The key here is ensuring you’re looking sharp both in and out of the elements, so a tough winter jacket like the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Field Jacket is going to be your best friend when it comes to winter layering. Naturally, winter-ready boots are going to keep you safe and dry, no matter how snowy it gets out there. Of course, the seemingly insignificant details shouldn’t be overlooked — that’s why you’re wearing one of the toughest casual watches, after all. And when you mix it all up with some of the best men’s pants for winter weather, your entire look is complete in a way that’s both office-friendly and yet rugged & adventure-ready. But going back to what we’ve said before, the right shawl cardigan makes it all go round. Check it out for yourself, then let me know how you feel on Twitter. Thanks for reading!