The List: Get Ready for Early Fall with the Best New Style Essentials for Men

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket | Huckberry

The proper way to layer up for fall, courtesy of Flint and Tinder & Huckberry.

Can you sense it in the air? The fact that we’re steadily working our way toward fall? In that case, I’ve got just what you need with today’s edition of The List: The best early fall style essentials from brands you know and love, all geared toward helping you dress and feel ready for the season ahead. First up: One of the best waxed jackets out there,  a truly essential Flint and Tinder jacket that delivers the goods. Also on the way? Discounted men’s grooming picks, the best new boots for fall, and more. Like what you see? Let me know on Twitter. There’s plenty more where that came from in today’s post, too. Cheers, my friends.

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $160.98

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rugged, durable shirt jacket — the perfect layer for fall.

One of the best shirt jackets for men is now on sale for a great deal (and selling very fast, at that). Gear up for fall ASAP with a go-anywhere waxed jacket that delivers the goods.

Rhodes Dean Boots — $220

Rhodes Footwear Dean Boot (cap toe) | Huckberry

Leave it to Huckberry to make some of the best boots for men, period.

Yes, yes. We’re back again with the Rhodes Dean Boots, some of the best men’s boots for fall and beyond. Stylish, durable, rugged-yet-dressy — they’re the perfect fall boots, easily.

Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in Organic ’68 Selvage — $148

Taylor Stitch Selvage Jeans

Some of the best selvage jeans for men, easily.

The time is right for you to pick up a pair of the best selvage jeans, a richly crafted pair of men’s denim done up by none other than the good folks at Taylor Stitch. They’re part of the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection for good reason.

Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber in Elm — $225

Buck Mason - Elm Oil Cloth Bomber

A cool, rugged bomber jacket for fall layering.

Transitional weather calls for one of the best men’s bomber jackets, the kind you can wear with a classic T-shirt or your favorite henley (more on that in a second). This Buck Mason jacket, in that case, delivers the goods.

Todd Snyder Solid Oxford Shirt in White — $168

Todd Snyder Oxford Shirt

A crisp, classic white Oxford shirt for daily wear.

Leave it to Todd Snyder to make one of the best Oxford shirts for men, the kind of go-anywhere shirt you can team with absolutely anything (including your Buck Mason jacket).

Myles Apparel Everyday Thermal Henley — $68

Myles Apparel Thermal Henley

This unstoppable henley for early fall will be your new go-to layer.

What’s a guy to wear with his Taylor Stitch jeans this fall? That’s easy. Make it one of the most rugged henleys from Myles Apparel, one made with performance-minded poly-spandex thermal fabric in a classic color. Be sure to use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off.

Loyal Stricklin Waxed Canvas Baseball Cap — $48 at Cool Material

Waxed Canvas Baseball Cap

The coolest hat for fall could just be this stylish waxed ballcap.

The folks at Cool Material know all about the best gear for guys, and that’s no more true than when it comes to stylish fall accessories, like this cool, casual waxed ballcap for breezy fall days. Best worn while enjoying an Oktoberfest beer.

Astorflex Evoflex — $130

Astorflex Evoflex | Huckberry

Some of the best high-top sneakers around.

It’s getting to be closer and closer to that time where you’re going to want some of the best men’s boots, but for now, why not pick up some of the best high-top sneakers for men to step into early fall in style? You can wear these stylish sneakers with just about anything.

Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket — $350

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket

Your new favorite fall jacket, courtesy of Filson.

Filson never fails to produce some of the best men’s gear regardless of season, but this Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is practically the stuff of legend in the way of water-repellent fall outerwear. It’s a rugged trucker jacket made to be worn with pieces like your Myles Apparel henley and Filson boots.

Bespoke Post Weekender Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post Weekender Box

A durable, cool, affordable weekender bag for fall travel.

If you read the blog, you know all about monthly subscription boxes from Bespoke Post. As it were, the Bespoke Post Weekender Box is one of the most popular subscription boxes in the company’s history, featuring a stylish weekender bag for a low, low price.  Load it up for socially distanced fall travel.

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Flint and Tinder Selvage Chinos

The best chinos for men, and a pair to wear all fall.

The best men’s chinos are made to work as hard as you do all season long — here, these classic chinos are done up in rugged-yet-refined fabric for everyday wear.

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt — $98

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt

One of the best men’s shirts for early fall, guaranteed.

That’s right, more Flint and Tinder menswear. In this case, this stylish indigo shirt perfectly toes the line between early fall and the rest of the season. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder pants.

GREATS Court High Sneakers — $209

GREATS Court High Sneakers

The coolest high-top sneakers for fall you’re apt to find.

In keeping with the Astorflex sneakers mentioned earlier, it’s once again time for me to recommend that you pick up some of the best high-top sneakers for fall. Brooklyn-based GREATS helps you get the job done. Wear these with black jeans. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Barclay Slim Black Jeans — $128

Skinny - Barclay - Black

Seriously cool, stylish black denim for guys — yourself included.

You could make the argument that every guy needs a stylish pair of black denim in his closet, especially for fall. Mott and Bow just so happens to meet that goal by making some of the best men’s black jeans.

FRYE Union Workboots — $298

FRYE Union Workboots

Possibly your new favorite fall boots, guaranteed.

Want some rugged workboots that can withstand fall’s worst — and look great while doing it? You want the FRYE Union Workboots, a unique pair with tough rawhide laces that also happen to be some of the best men’s boots your editor has seen in some time.

Oars + Alps Face Kit — $59

Face Kit – Oars + Alps

First things first: Your men’s grooming essentials should be as on-point as the rest of your gear for fall. Make things easy on yourself with the Oars + Alps Face Kit, a trio of men’s grooming picks that’ll make looking your best seem easy. P.S. Use the code BEAU15 to get 15 percent off your order. 

LUMINOX Watches Atacama Automatic Field Watch — $890

LUMINOX has come through with one of the best watches for men, particularly if you want a watch for fall adventures off-trail and on the road. The Atacama Automatic Field Watch just means business.

Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer — $312.98

Taylor Stitch The Everyday Blazer - Exclusive | Huckberry

The best blazer to wear to work from home — or any old time you feel like it.

Exclusive to Huckberry, this stylish men’s blazer via Taylor Stitch is perhaps the best blazer to wear on your next Zoom call — or for an at-home date night. It’s as refined and versatile as can be.

Billykirk No. 397 Slim Card Case — $65

Billykirk Review

A stylish, well-made leather card case.

A slim leather card case is an underrated, yet crucial, part of your everyday carry essentials. Make sure you’re getting the proper one from Billykirk here.

United By Blue Bison Ultralight Jacket — $198

The Men's Bison Ultralight

A stylish, lightweight jacket from United By Blue, perfect for fall layering.

One of the best men’s jackets for fall, this rugged, functional jacket is filled with sustainable bison fiber for a cozy, warm and easy-to-layer fit all through fall. Wear it on the road or on the trail — just make sure you snag this United By Blue Bison Jacket while you can.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Tee — $92

Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Tee

A classic, comfortable long-sleeve tee for fall weekends.

Invest in one of the best long-sleeve tees for fall right now in a seasonally ready colorway. A stylish merino tee fit for time spent on the road or at home? That’s as good as it gets.

Minnetonka Taft Loafer Moccasins — $54.95

Laid-back, exceptional fall style via Minnetonka.

Step out in cozy, comfortable style this fall, courtesy of Minnetonka. These stylish loafers are more like slippers than traditional leather loafers, and they’re suitable to wear for quick jaunts outside the house or for lazy afternoons at home, coffee in hand. Some of the coolest men’s shoes for fall? If comfort and style is the name of the game, then yes.

Bradley Mountain Waxed Canvas Watch Roll — $52

Waxed Canvas Watch Roll - Cool Material

The coolest way to store your favorite watches.

Let’s head back to Cool Material one last time to wrap this up. You need a stylish way to store your watches, correct? Get this handsome waxed canvas watch roll ASAP.

Sacred Sauce Hot Sauce for Salads — $9.99

Sacred Sauce Salad Hot Sauce

A unique way to add flavor and kick to your salads.

Shifting our attention away from how to store your gear and looking instead towards how to amp up your at-home cooking. Lately, I’ve been doing that with Sacred Sauce, the first hot sauce for salads (and they also make one heck of a regular hot sauce, too). If you want some added punch and flavor without a ton of dressing, this excellent hot sauce for salads is IT.

SELF(ish) Skincare Facial Scrub — $20

This exfoliating facial scrub promotes fresh, healthy skin.

Get some of the best men’s grooming essentials to keep your mug fresh this fall — consider adding SELF(ish) to your routine ASAP. This exfoliating facial scrub is a perfect pick-me-up, featuring Vitamin Boost and Active Acid complexes to renew your skin (and help prep your skin for a shave). I’ve been testing it, and love the exfoliating feeling from eco-certified palm seeds. Make sure you add some to your bathroom ASAP.

OK, folks. That’s it — that’s the latest jam-packed edition of The List. What was your favorite of the above picks? Are you going with something casually cool and easygoing, like Minnetonka moccasins, or are you stepping out with rugged adventure in mind with one of the best shirt jackets for men? I’m also a fan of classic picks like some of the best high-top sneakes for fall (via GREATS) or essential accessories like a waxed canvas watch roll or a slim leather card case.With all that being said, my absolute favorite just might be the iconic, classic Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket  — it’s a toss-up, though! Whatever your favorite picks might be, let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading, as always!

 

 

 

 

The Sunday Sale: Get the Best Deals on the Best Style Essentials from Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Sale

These picks just might make you as stylish as Mr. Snyder himself.

We’re back, once more, with another edition of The Sunday Sale, covering the best men’s style gear, deals and steals. And today, well, today is a special one indeed — we’re covering the best picks from the inimitable Todd Snyder and the Todd Snyder Sale. This is an especially packed selection of style picks that you can wear from Labor Day and on into fall with ease, to say the least.

If you’re not familiar with the NYC-based menswear designer, just know that he takes Midwest menswear classics (like the Todd Snyder x Champion line) and turns them into city-ready, ever-stylish pieces with a bit of a classic edge. What’s more, he recently revamped the once-iconic J. Crew Liquour Store underneath the umbrella of his namesake brand — how cool is that? And most importantly, he’s been one of my favorite menswear designers over the years, and this sale is packed with plenty of essentials. Does that sound good to you? If so, read on.

Todd Snyder Japanese Denim Jacket in Sun Bleach Wash — $129

Japanese Denim Jacket in Sun Bleach Wash

This bleach wash denim jacket should still prove to be one of the best jackets for fall — wear it as often as you can.

Snag a great deal (55 percent off!) on one of the best denim jackets of the moment, the kind of cool denim jacket you can rock atop your favorite henley into early fall — then, keep it handy come next spring and summer.

Todd Snyder x Champion 19 Athletic Dept. Fatigue Sweatshirt — $64

Champion 19 Athletic Dept. Sweatshirt in Fatigue Green

This rugged crewneck sweatshirt is sure to become your new favorite fall layer.

Take nearly 60 percent off this one-of-a-kind, classic crewneck sweatshirt from Todd Snyder and Champion, another standout offering from the designer’s ongoing partnership with this heritage brand. Call it one of the best crewneck sweatshirts for fall, no doubt.

Todd Snyder Cotton Side Stripe Jogger in Grey — $114

Cotton Side Stripe Jogger in Grey

Joggers that are made to wear to work from home, yet look as stylish as your favorite chinos.

For pairing up with your Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt, best pick up a pair of stylish slim joggers for 42 percent off, right?

Todd Snyder Linen Camp Collar Shirt in Sand — $109 

Short Sleeve Linen Camp Collar Shirt in Sand Dune

Pick up a cool, retro-inspired shirt for this season (and next spring & summer).

The thing about one of the best end-of-season sales is that you can get quite the deal on gear from, well, the current season, including one of the best camp collar shirts out there. You’re saving a buck and getting a shirt you can wear for Labor Day & through a breezy September, in fact.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Garment-Dyed 5-Pocket Pants in Cadet Blue — $99

Todd Snyder five-pocket pants

Classic pants with comfortable stretch twill fabric — perfect for both summer and fall.

A pair of stylish pants for under $100 from Todd Snyder? That’s exactly what you’re getting here — and for 33 percent off, no less. These are your new favorite pants for summer and fall.

Timex x Todd Snyder Military Watch in White — $84

The Military Watch in White

Timex x Todd Snyder comes through in fine form with this on-sale military watch.

You’re getting an outstanding deal on this Timex x Todd Snyder watch, a truly classic men’s watch that delivers rugged style and plenty of everyday versatility.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Black Ink Wash Denim Jeans — $74

Slim Fit Black Ink Wash Denim Jean

Slim-fitting black jeans in a seriously cool wash. The best jeans you’ll buy for some time.

It wouldn’t be a Todd Snyder sale without one of the best deals on men’s jeans around, right? These slim-fit black jeans are sleek, stylish, sharp & ready for anything.

Todd Snyder Heather T-shirt in Olive Grove — $39

Heather T-Shirt in Olive Grove

A classic T-shirt in a comfortable heathered cotton fabric.

Back to end-of-summer style. Get a heck of a deal on one of the best men’s T-shirts, the type of stylish men’s tee you can rock right now in August and through fall and winter when layered accordingly.

Todd Snyder Jet Bomber Jacket in Navy — $199

Jet Bomber Jacket in Navy

The best layer for transitional fall style, made easy.

You’ve already got one of the best men’s T-shirts, now get one of the coolest bomber jackets on the market to really seal in your seasonal layering. And hey, it’s 45 percent off. 

Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Jersey Slub Long-Sleeve Tee — $34

Made in L.A. Slub Jersey Long Sleeve T-shirt in Dark Harbor

WIthout a doubt, one of the coolest long-sleeve tees you’re apt to find out there.

Let’s continue to talk about the best men’s T-shirts and fall layers, shall we? Get this made-in-L.A. T-shirt, then wear it underneath, say, your new favorite bomber jacket.

Todd Snyder Italian Tweed Wool Raglan Topcoat — $499

Italian Tweed Wool Raglan Windowpane Topcoat in Red

This stylish topcoat could be the last one you buy for a very, very long time (and it’s 50 percent off!).

It might seem foolish to buy a stylish topcoat right now during the heat of August, but you’re getting one of the best deals on a winter coat around. Helpfully, it’s 50 percent off, and this bold topcoat is dressy, versatile and perfectly ready to be worn with your finest winter tailoring or dark denim.

Todd Snyder Italian Knit Cotton Wool CPO Shirt — $199

Italian Knit Cotton Wool CPO Shirt

Get this rugged wool overshirt, then wear it to start fall — and for the rest of the season.

Let’s look ahead a bit to colder weather and toward this rugged wool overshirt for fall and winter. Pick up this wool CPO shirt for 33 percent off, then prepare for chilly weather.

My friends, that’s going to close the curtain on this particular rundown of The Sunday Sale. If I can impart any advice on you, it’s what when a designer like Todd Snyder starts slinging goods at a discount via the Todd Snyder Sale, you’d do very well indeed to shop the above picks. I’ve got a reason for selecting each and every pick above, but when it comes to one of the best menswear sales of the moment, my favorite pick might just be the Todd Snyder x Champion sweatshirt we discussed earlier. How about yours? Be sure to let me know over on Twitter. Cheers and happy shopping!

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Scout Shirt

As rugged and dependable a shirt for fall as you’re apt to find.

My friends, thanks for swinging back through for another Style Pick of the Week. We’re here today to close out August, a truly wild feeling that heralds the start of bigger and better things — namely, early fall, and the transition into the best season for menswear out there, helped along by the best gear for men. That means rugged wardrobe additions from … you guessed it … Filson. The Pacific Northwest heritage brand is a longtime favorite of the blog, and it’s not hard to see why: Pieces like the versatile, tough Filson Scout Shirt get right to the point. This year’s edition is one of the best men’s shirts for fall, with the specs and the styling potential to prove it.


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And hopefully by now, you know that Filson men’s gear is tough-as-nails, truly the best of the best — right? If not, we’re here to get you up to speed. Because temperatures aren’t quite close to plummeting rapidly yet, the Filson Scout Shirt is the perfect shirt for the season. Made with a relatively lightweight 4oz. cotton twill, consider it an all-season shirt that just so happens to wear nicely on its own or atop a classic pocket tee or a tough henley — feel fee to start out fall wearing either stylish combination.

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

One of several fall-ready patterns in which you’re going to want this classic Filson shirt.

This rugged men’s shirt also nails it on the functionality front. The fabric is yarn-dyed to prevent fading, meaning you can wear it over and over for yard work, day trips, hiking excursions or casual to-go brewery visits without missing a beat. Two front-button chest pockets (surprisingly roomy on most Filson shirts, from my experience) offer space for your everyday carry essentials, while pleated shoulders add excellent range of motion and versatility for plenty of wearing occasions.

The excellent Filson Scout Shirt is also available in some stylish and fall-ready patterns, each of which would wear handsomely with everything from durable chore pants to your favorite pair of jeans and rugged leather boots. And again, you can’t go wrong with a shirt that’s able to be layered up atop a henley, worn all on its own or teamed with a tough Filson waxed jacket. For early fall days when anything can happen weather-wise, that sort of reliability is crucial. Filson really has stepped up to the plate and delivered a classic men’s shirt that you should be proud to wear now, and into the rest of fall … and long beyond that.

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

The Friday Read: New HELM Sneakers, A New Watch from UNCRATE & The Best Fall Jacket

HELM Cole Sneakers

Rugged, hiking boot-inspired sneakers that’ll offer plenty of fall wearability.

Thank you, my friends, for joining us for another edition of The Friday Read, where we’re starting things off with the right *step* for the weekend. I’m talking, naturally, about the excellent, brand-new HELM Boots Cole Sneakers as seen above. That’s right — the makers of some of your favorite boots (as covered here on the blog!) are launching the brand’s first pair of sneakers, and it’s fitting that they’re a nice hybrid between sneakers and boots. I love the HELM Cole Sneakers in rich wheat leather, and I dig the hiking-style speed lacing and the versatile high-top construction. The best new sneakers for fall? Very possibly. Remember, you can get $50 off your first order at HELM, plus free shipping. So, that’s my recommended footwear pick for many a weekend ahead. Onward to the rest of the weekend. And yes, another reminder to check out my Tuesday-and-Saturday newsletter if you just can’t get enough of what we’ve got going on here. The Style Guide In Brief won’t let you down. 

Frank And Oak

As for me, I’m still enjoying a bit of R&R (call it a working vacation) visiting my parents in Florida — talk about a much-needed break. We’ve been able to hit the beach for some socially distanced sunshine, we’ve made plenty of trips to support local craft brewery Point Ybel Brewing (get the Kitten’s Paw, a light and refreshing hoppy pils!) and I’ve been able to work on features for the likes of Maxim.com (including a piece on the best leather sneakers) and GearMoose, naturally. I’ll be headed back to New York in the coming days, but have really loved being able to rest and relax down here. Hopefully, your weekend is filled with plenty of menswear, plenty of time to kick back, and perhaps some listening to the new album by The Killers. Cheers to the weekend, my friends.

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An iconic, one-of-a-kind watch – without a doubt.

The Gibson Jacket in Charcoal Birdseye Wool | Taylor Stitch…

Pre-order this classic wool jacket in advance of fall right now.

  • I’ve got a bit more of an affordable deal for you now these days — for a limited time only, the outstanding Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket (a combination travel jacket and blazer and perhaps the best fall jacket) is available for a discount via the Taylor Stitch Workshop, so you best get on it. What’s more, you can read my full Taylor Stitch review over at GearMoose.
Topo Designs Summer Sale

Yes, it’s true — you can, and should, head over to Topo Designs to shop this standout sale. 

  • Ready to look towards the trail and the weekend? You best gear up over at Topo Designs, and more specifically, with the Topo Designs Summer Sale, featuring plenty of top picks for on and off the trail. To make it easy on you, I’d recommend you get the rugged Topo Designs Field Plaid Shirt or the Field Pants, quite possibly some of the best men’s field pants around.
  • Speaking of new gear, what could be a better way to close out summer and welcome fall than with a versatile men’s watch from Shinola? Check out my full rundown on the Shinola Duck Watch for Maxim, and then get ready to get out on the water to end summer.

Folks, that’ll do it for today’s Friday Read. I’ve got one more shopping recommendation for you, though. If you missed last Saturday’s Style Pick of the Week, now’s the chance to redeem yourself. I wrote all about the excellent Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt, so you would do very well to read my Taylor Stitch review before you power through the day. Enjoy the weekend, my friends. Cheers!

The Thursday Buy: This Todd Snyder Denim Shirt is Your New Favorite Shirt

A cool-as-heck, rugged denim shirt from a lauded retailer.

Welcome, my friends, to another edition of The Thursday Buy, where I talk about one essential menswear must-have to buy in advance of your weekend. Today’s dispatch covers none other than one of the best denim shirts I’ve laid eyes on in some time: The Todd Snyder Indigo Denim Buttondown is rugged yet refined, ready for temperatures right now and yet primed to be worn through fall and into winter. It’s just quite simply … one of the coolest men’s shirts out there. It’s got an attitude and appeal that only Todd Snyder can bring. This is the kind of cool denim shirt that, as I say, you can throw on and forget about. This stylish men’s shirt is simply going to look great when worn with slim black jeans and your favorite leather boots, but it can also pull double-duty with slim chino shorts and classic canvas sneakers. The combinations really are endless here, folks. Made in Portugal with Italian cotton denim, cool features like a button chest pocket help it stand out all on its own — or when layered with a rugged henley. What’s not to love about all that? Todd Snyder is now making your new favorite shirt, and it deserves a spot in your closet now. Cheers to Thursday, my friends.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Indigo Denim Buttondown

See Now, Buy Now: Lace Up These Rugged Taylor Stitch Boots Heading into Fall

The Moto Boot in Golden Brown Waxed Suede | Taylor Stitch…

Some of the coolest, best men’s boots for early fall — made with uncompromising quality in mind, at that.

It’s nearly the end of August, it’s almost Labor Day … that means, as much as you might not believe it, it’s time to start gearing up for fall, and it’s an even better time to get some of the best boots for men via one of your favorite brands. That is to say, I hope the all-American style gurus at San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch are one of your favorite brands, and if not, picking up the Taylor Stitch Moto Boots is as good a chance as any to get properly acquainted. I’ve certainly been a longtime fan of the brand, from its stylish indigo jeans and expertly cut polos to, naturally, the best Oxford shirt. And on the footwear front, Taylor Stitch has done as great a job as any brand out there at making high-quality, craftsmanship-focused footwear to pair with its full line of menswear (including the tough boots seen at the top of the page). The specs are one-of-a-kind, as is the construction and design process — let’s dive on in.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Golden Brown Waxed Suede

Pin on His Closet

Lace up these absurdly tough men’s boots, then get yourself ready for fall.

It all starts with a team of artisans in León, Mexico, a locale renowned for its footwear factories and high-quality footwear. In that regard, the Taylor Stitch Moto Boots start with tough waxed suede designed to fight the elements and age nicely the more you wear ’em. The Vibram mini-lug sole provides traction and toughness, while a natural leather midsole and storm welt offer up sturdy toughness, too.

Once you’ve stepped into these stylish leather boots, you’re looking at a leather-lined insole for comfort, and antique brass hardware for a tough, laced-up finish. The moto boot profile means these are going to wear nicely with slim Taylor Stitch chinos, rugged denim or tough chore pants in equal measure. Up top, these rugged leather boots team nicely with your favorite style essentials, from a classic Taylor Stitch Oxford shirt to one of the brand’s rugged henleys — or really, anything else you can dream up (you can be sure they’ll wear nicely with an indigo denim Western shirt, among other picks, for example). To get into the spirit of early fall, you need the best boots on the market — start here, and your ensembles are only bound to get better as the season rolls on.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Golden Brown Waxed Suede

#OOTD: Wear This Rugged Gear for Day-to-Night Style This Season

This time of year is somewhat tricky to sort out — you see, it’s not quite the end of summer, it’s not quite early fall … so, what’s a guy to do? That’s where transitional style essentials from some of your favorite brands come into play via today’s #OOTD, which is focused on the best rugged gear for guys. Make no mistake, we’re not going too over-the-top and into flannel shirt + chore pants territory yet (although we’ll get there someday, trust me!). Instead, think of this as a sort of stepping stone from late summer into early fall, with the gear picks to match (kind of like how we talked last month about how to wear your boots for summer).

This look comes through in a similar fashion: All the building blocks are there for you to wear this look up to your cabin or on a socially distanced day trip, just as easily as you can wear it to grab an on-the-go coffee before a park picnic (don’t forget your stylish face mask, folks). The pieces that make up this look are ones you really can wear just about any time, from one of the best men’s T-shirts to a stylish denim shirt and the best men’s bomber jacket (ideal for when things do start to cool off). Naturally, pieces like versatile men’s pants will also be of service. I’ll leave the rest for you to check out below. Go right on ahead and get out there, my friends.

Subtly stylish, rugged gear picks for everyday wear right now.

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Who’s ready to squeeze in one last summer adventure before fall kicks in? This look can work right now, and then on into the months ahead. How so? You’re starting with the ultimate base, one of the best men’s T-shirts via the Forty Five brand, a versatile layer in its own right that can be worn individually, for starters. Of course, it can also be layered up with a stylish denim shirt from our friends at Todd Snyder. Those two pieces are truly classic men’s style essentials regardless of season, but they work particularly well right now — especially when matched up with a rugged bomber jacket for those breezy, ever-so-slightly chilly nights. Of course, stylish tapered trousers add a nice dimension of versatility and go-anywhere appeal, namely given that they’re coming from the experts at Flint and Tinder.

The rugged appeal and versatile good looks simply don’t stop, though. Rugged Chelsea boots from Red Wing Heritage deliver the goods when you need adventure-ready, tough footwear that also looks stylish and timeless as heck. To provide comfort and classic appeal in equal measure, be sure to pick up at least one pair of the Mil-Spec Sport Socks from American Trenchclassic socks with anti-microbial properties are a new must-have. To me, this look just keeps getting better, specifically when you throw on a rugged military watch for dependable, everyday style. And what’s one of the best ways to accent one of the best watches under $100? That’s easy — a rugged everyday bag from Filson ought to do the trick. So, are you feeling geared up and ready to take on whatever’s next? I sure hope so.

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-Beau

The List: Get Ready for Early Fall with The Best New Men’s Style Shopping Picks

Proof Strong Shirt | Huckberry

Looking toward fall with gear like the Proof Strong Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts of the moment.

Is it hard to believe we’re starting to prepare in earnest for early fall with today’s edition of The List? We’ll be celebrating the best of the best new men’s gear from brands you know and love, as always, but with a bit of a different focus. As opposed to covering summer style essentials, we’re going a bit heavier and leaning into all the rugged men’s gear you can use starting now, and then on into the months ahead.

On the docket? Only the best fall style picks from brands you know and love, starting with the Proof Strong Shirt as seen above, and carrying right on through to picks from Filson, Todd Snyder, Buck Mason and more. Read on and gear up, my friends.

Proof Strong Shirt — $128

A durable, classic chambray shirt made from performance fabric.

Every guy, yourself included, needs one of the best chambray shirts in his closet this fall. This one happens to be made from a Japanese CORDURA chambray fabric that blends comfort and performance. It’s one of the best shirts for men right now, easily.

Todd Snyder Indigo Slub Jersey Long-Sleeve Pocket T-shirt — $78

The coolest long-sleeve tee on the market.

There’s a reason Todd Snyder keeps popping up on the blog, and it’s because he makes some of the best American menswear (and the best T-shirts) around. This indigo T-shirt is the perfect fall base layer.
Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $329
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Getting the best men’s boots is as easy as picking up these.

This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Red Wing boots on the blog this fall. These rugged leather boots are iconic, classic and so easy to wear.
American Trench Mil-Spec Sport Socks — $42.50 (4-Pack)
Mil-Spec Sport Socks with Silver – American Trench

You can’t go wrong with some of the best men’s socks on the market — period.

American Trench socks are, for me, the stuff of legend. They’re the exceedingly rare pair of American-made socks, as the name would imply, and they go great with your favorite leather boots. I also love the Mil-Spec Sport Socks in particular — a perfect everyday sock.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Roped Indigo — $125
The Jack in Roped Indigo - Classic Men's Clothing | TS…

Another stylish, rugged men’s shirt from Taylor Stitch.

If you peruse the pages of this site, you know San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch, and more specifically, the classic, easy-to-wear Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. This classic men’s shirt gets an update via rich indigo fabric. Layer it over your Todd Snyder tee if you feel so inclined.
Huron Big Three Kit — $38
The Big 3, Skincare Set - Body & Face Wash, Face Lotion | Huron

A new trio of must-have men’s grooming picks.

No matter the time of year, you’ve got to have the best men’s grooming essentials in your medicine cabinet. That’s where Huron, a recently launched men’s grooming brand out of NYC, comes into play. They focus on clean formulas and high-quality ingredients, and they’re also a rare American-made grooming brand. Add in cool packaging designs, revitalizing grooming kits designed to soften and clean your skin, and a cruelty-free approach, and you’ve got one of the best grooming brands for men out there.
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $240 
Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Huckberry

One of the best rugged men’s jackets out there, no doubt.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you know and love the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. It’s durable, it’s rugged, it’s a modern classic for the modern man, and now this Flint and Tinder waxed jacket comes in eight colors.
Richer Poorer Terry Trousers — $78
Richer Poorer Terry Trousers

Cut like dress pants, but with the feel of sweatpants.

Richer Poorer is a recent addition to the Huckberry lineup, one worth checking out. They make some of the best basics for men, including these casual hybrid trousers to wear as you work from home on breezy fall days (we’re going to be doing this for a while, trust me).
Matador SEG42 One Bag Travel Duffel — $190

The perfect getaway bag for your next weekend adventure this early fall.

For getting out of town on a socially distanced trip, the best everyday carry gear is the right way to go (literally). This durable travel duffel has plenty of space for all your necessities to spend time in the great outdoors, yet is compact enough to go anywhere.
Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt — $85
Buck Mason Faded Black Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt

This is the cozy, casual sweatshirt for late summer and early fall.

Close out summer under the stars and on cool mornings this early fall with one of the best men’s hoodies via Buck Mason. It really is as simple as that, my friends.
MWC G10 Military Watch — $79.16
MWC G10 Military Watch - Olive

One of the toughest watches for fall adventures.

As we head into early fall, you need one of the best men’s watches on your wrist. If that rugged watch so happens to be a military-inspired timepiece with tough specs to match, that’s all the better. Snag it via Cool Material now.
Filson Canvas Work Shirt — $145

Layer up for fall with this tough Filson workshirt.

Speaking of rugged men’s gear for early fall, well, have I got just the thing for you. Filson has long made the best workshirts for men, and this hard-wearing canvas offering is no different. Throw it on alongside a military-inspired timepiece and Red Wing boots
5.11 Tactical Edge Chinos — $59.99

Dependable chinos to take you from point A to point B (and beyond) this fall.

For those among us who value performance-ready functionality and on-the-go durability — especially when it comes to the best men’s chinos — there’s 5.11 Tactical. These rugged chinos blend comfortable, movement-minded fabric with versatile, all-day styling potential — that makes them some of the best men’s pants.
Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote — $235
Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote - 28L | Huckberry

A dependable everyday bag that pulls no punches.

Talk about one of the best everyday bags, right? Mission Workshop gets it right with this rugged hybrid tote bag designed to hold 28 liters of gear & EDC essentials.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Henley — $98
Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Henley |

An easy pick-up if you need one of the best men’s henleys (which you do).

Shell out a bit of extra cash for one of the best henleys for men, a fall adventure-minded performance henley made with merino fabric in a variety of cool colors.
Bespoke Post Scout Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)
Box Archive | Bespoke Post

A set of must-have everyday carry gear for an affordable price.

For years, we’ve talked about Bespoke Post Boxes here on the blog (as in this post!). It’s a monthy subscription box service that offers your pick of tons of different types of men’s gear, new each month. Among archival Bespoke Post Boxes, the Bespoke Post Scout Box features all the EDC essentials you need for fall, from a durable flask to a handsome leather wallet.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones — $199 
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones

An undeniably cool pair of sytlish Bluetooth headphones.

As I’ve spent plenty of time lately over the past few months working from home (as we all have!), I’ve been on the hunt for some of the best wireless headphones — and not just any old pair, either. Stylish wireless headphones made from premium materials are the only way to go for me, and I couldn’t be happier to have had the chance to test out the stunning Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones.
Designed in New York City, these are some of the coolest headphones I’ve ever seen, with crystal-clear sound, too. You’ll see plenty of them on the blog in the future.
Jack Black Age Defying Booster Pack — $68
Jack Black Age-Defying Booster Pack™

A trio of easy-to-use grooming essentials to keep your skin fresh this fall.

Let’s keep the good times rolling with the best men’s grooming essentials from Jack Black. The Age Defying Booster Pack adds nothing but quality to your daily routine.
Mott and Bow Connor Heavy Cable Crew — $225

A seriously cool, vintage-inspired fisherman sweater for your transition into fall.

What we haven’t talked about today is one of the best fall sweaters for men, but this rugged cable crewneck sweater from the makers of your favorite jeans is here to change all of that.
Myles Apparel Tour Pants in Sage — $118
If you want the best pants for men for any season (starting in late summer and heading into fall), you’re going to want to check out the Myles Apparel Tour Pants. Made with hard-wearing woven stretch twill fabric, these rugged men’s pants are cut to move with you and feature a water-repellent finish, plus stain and wrinkle-resistant capability. Plus, you can use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off your first purchase. 
FRYE Bowery Light Lace-Up Boots — $298
FRYE Bowery Light Boots

You might not find a better pair of leather boots out there.

The best way to continue to get ready for fall? With lightweight leather boots that deliver plenty of durability and classic style.
United By Blue Soft SoftHemp Denim Workshirt — $60
Men's River Denim Work Shirt | United By Blue

A rugged workshirt for men made from sustainable fabric.

Another essential layer you need for fall — a rugged denim workshirt for early fall from the sustainably minded United By Blue team. Just add your Flint and Tinder waxed jacket  and call it good for a day of yard work or adventures.
Ibex 24-Hour Long-Sleeve Crew — $98
Ibex 24 Hour Long Sleeve Crew

A lightweight merino T-shirt that’s one of the best base layers for fall.

Reap the benefits of a stylish merino T-shirt, one that’s sweat-wicking and anti-microbial, as the perfect base layer for early fall and beyond. Ibex does it right.
Hurley Vedder Washed Long-Sleeve Flannel — $55
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An easygoing, cool flannel shirt for fall.

Let’s wrap this thing up in style — with the aptly named, expertly faded Vedder Flannel Shirt from Hurley. Throw on this stylish flannel shirt on a chilly fall morning, then throw on some vinyl and put on a pot of coffee. Bingo.
That’s going to do it for today’s list of the best new men’s gear. Do you have a favorite, one that you’re going to instantly add to your shopping cart? For me, it’s always a tough  call, but you can’t go wrong with, say, the Myles Apparel Tour Pants if you want rugged style and comfort on the trail or the road this fall. It’s also tough to pass up one of the best workshirts for men from Filson — maybe pair the two together? Of course, you know not to sleep on the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt or the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. Either way, whichever picks you go with, feel free to let me know on Twitter. As always, cheers to you!

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The Sunday Sale: Get Your New Favorite Menswear at the Uncrate Supply Surplus Sale

Uncrate Surplus

Uncrate stocks and sells gear — kind of like the above — that any guy would love. You can get plenty of sale picks right now, too.

Just as we talked last week about the outstanding Cool Material Sale at the Cool Material Shop, well, we’re back again with one of the best online shops for guys, an incredible collection of simply the best gear for men. I’m talking, of course, about Uncrate and the Uncrate Supply Shop — think of Uncrate as part style and gear Web site, and part general store for the latest and greatest men’s gear across the globe (from watches to pullovers to sneakers and more). Even better? The Uncrate Surplus section within Uncrate Supply offers up a solid number of these picks on sale. And yes, I’ve rounded up my favorite Uncrate gear picks below today. Enjoy your Sunday, and happy shopping. Cheers! P.S. Have you subscribed to my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief? See you over there! 

Reigning Champ Tiger Fleece Pullover — $99

A functional, sharp pullover for fall and winter runs & lazy days at home.

Marked down from $165, it’s seriously cool that Uncrate stocks a stylish-yet-functional pullover with a mid-weight and easy-to-layer fit that’ll prove plenty useful for fall and winter.

Sunspel Classic T-shirt — $69

A crisp, timeless T-shirt from a lauded brand.

A favorite of James Bond himself, Sunspel T-shirts are tough to find on sale, especially more than $30 cheaper than normal. What does that mean for you? It means you need your new favorite T-shirt in your closet ASAP for fall layering under a rugged denim shirt.

Native Union iPhone Dock — $99

A sleek, cool way to charge your phone from Native Union and Uncrate.

For just about 25 percent off, get this highly stylish phone charging dock from accessories brand Native Union, made from solid marble (yep!) and finished by hand.

Reproduction of Found Military Trainer — $99

Dependable, vintage-inspired sneakers to wear all summer and fall.

Take nearly 20 percent off some of the coolest men’s sneakers of the moment. The Reproduction of Found Military Trainer Sneakers play off an actual U.S. military training sneaker from the 1940s. Folks, you’ve just found your new favorite sneakers.

TID No. 1 Watch — $199

A classic leather watch available for a great deal from Uncrate.

20 percent off a stylish leather watch you can wear on the daily? Sounds like a great deal to me. The 40mm stainless steel case and Swedish leather band are surefire winning choices.

Bridge & Burn Burl Jacket — $199

The toughest workwear jacket for fall? Very possibly.

A tough waxed jacket should come from a brand that knows how to make one the right way, and the Bridge & Burn Burl Jacket uses inspo from the brand’s Pacific Northwest heritage for an on-sale piece of fall outerwear that gets the job done.

FEIT Wool Hiker Boots — $499

An incredible pair of rugged hiking boots.

Believe it or not, you’re getting almost 40 percent off these rugged leather hiking boots, the type that just so happen to be refined and stylish enough to wear with, yes, a suit. These FEIT leather boots are premium, eye-catching and ready for fall.

Private White Loro Piana Travel Blazer — $499

This rugged-yet-refined travel blazer is as cool and functional as it gets.

That initial price might elicit a double take, but this is one of the best men’s blazers out there, made by England’s Private White using custom wool-nylon Loro Piana fabric. It normally retails for $750, but it just so happens to be waterproof and practically windproof — it’s the perfect travel blazer on the market, easily.

Alchemy Equipment Carry-On Bag — $199

A rugged, durable travel bag for late summer and early fall getaways.

You need arguably the perfect travel bag to pair with the perfect travel blazer, and this Alchemy Equipment bag is made with a tough waxed cotton-like upper and plenty of reinforcement for your everyday carry carry essentials and more.

Catalyst Beer Fermentation System — $199

An easy and affordable way to brew beer at home.

As a craft beer fan, I’ve long been interested in the world of homebrewing, but space in my Brooklyn apartment tends to be a bit prohibitive at times. If you yourself want to get into the world of homebrewing, consider picking up the Catalyst Beer Fermentation System, a cool homebrewing set that makes it easier than ever to brew beer at home. Cheers!

Whenever you come across an online store for men as jam-packed as the Uncrate Surplus Shop, it’s tough to sort through arguably your new favorite gear picks. And yet, here we are with the 10 best deals from Uncrate right now. How about that? And what are you going to be picking up today? Perhaps the Catalyst Beer Fermentation System is going to lead you into pursuing homebrewing, or those FEIT leather boots are going to kickstart your fall style. As for me, I personally love the Private White Loro Piana Travel Blazer (a guy can dream, right??). Be sure to let me know your top sale picks on Twitter, and happy shopping!

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt

Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt

One of two stylish chambray shirts from the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection.

If you follow the blog regularly — and I sure hope you do — you’ll know that we’ve been talking this month about Taylor Stitch, and the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection. More to the point, we’ve been talking about the kind of pieces from the standout San Francisco retailer that just work, regardless of the season. That’s no more true than right now, with the Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt — as we move through August into September and beyond, you need one of the best chambray shirts in your rotation, and you need to be shopping the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection.

Ladies and gentlemen, this rugged chambray shirt just so happens to be even better than you might expect, for one. It’s a workhorse daily shirt for day-to-night wear. Whether you pick it up in Blue Everyday Chambray or Charcoal Everyday Chambray, I think you’ll quickly find you’ll have plenty of ways to wear it right off the bat (yes, even during these socially distanced times). Bonfires, beach visits, day trips and to-go beer runs … this is the chambray shirt you need. We’ll get into more of that in a second, though — you don’t get one of the most versatile men’s shirts without first making it to exacting standards. That’s what the brand has done with the Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt, and a fine job they’ve done indeed.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt

Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt - Charcoal | Garmentory

You can’t go wrong with either Blue or Charcoal when it comes to this classic chambray shirt from Taylor Stitch.

This classic chambray shirt checks all the right boxes when it comes to durable construction and design, from the use of organic cotton chambray to the tailored fit and higher armhole. The higher armhole gives you a cleaner look while still allowing you to rock this chambray shirt on its own or layered up atop, say, a Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee. Double-needle construction and bar-tacked finishing at stress points both ensure this rugged shirt won’t give out on you, even as you traverse the great outdoors this fall.

If you haven’t yet tried a Taylor Stitch chambray shirt, or you’re familiar with brands like J. Crew and its lauded chambray shirt, this is one heck of a change of pace — it’s a step up in rugged quality and dependability, for starters. Better still? You can wear your new favorite shirt with slim Taylor Stitch chinos or the brand’s selvedge denim with ease. How great is that? If you end up giving the Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt a try, be sure to give me a shout on Twitter. Happy shopping out there, folks. Thanks for reading!

-Beau

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt