I don’t know about you, but as we kick off today’s Friday Read, I’m feeling more in the spirit of fall already, just by looking at the excellent lineup of Michter’s Whiskey above. I’m particularly a fan of Michter’s US-1 Kentucky Straight Rye, an exceptional whiskey to enjoy in an Old Fashioned (if you prefer a Rye Old Fashioned). As I’ve mentioned in my newsletter (The Style Guide In Brief — be sure to subscribe!), you can use alcohol delivery service Drizly to get some sent right to your door — how’s that for a Friday night, ehh? It’s with that sort of spirt that I’ve been enjoying fall in Brooklyn, including a few (safe) stops at excellent whiskey and craft beer bar Sycamore, which features a backyard and patio set-up that’s perfect for enjoying a cocktail under the stars while it’s still nice out. It’s the kind of place that serves Michter’s Whiskey, too — a great spot, all in all.
For your own fall adventures, today’s Friday Read is jam-packed, per usual. Before I send you into the weekend, I’m going to also recommend you follow my Work From Home playlist on Spotify, featuring the kind of laidback indie rock jams to soundtrack a day and night at home — and a post-work happy hour with Michter’s Whiskey, naturally. Let’s get into the rest of it below — cheers to the season!
- Folks, here’s another men’s style essential for fall that you’ll recognize if you read my gear-indie rock-craft beer newsletter: The American Giant Roughneck Pants, as worthy a pair of pants for your fall weekend as any. These are some of the most rugged men’s pants out there, featuring a durable stretch canvas fabric that retains its polish thanks to a slim fit and classic five-pocket pant styling. Wear them in place of jeans when you want to go ever-so-slightly rugged, yet versatile. Again, perfect pants for the weekend, ehh?
- Dreaming of a James Bond-inspired getaway? Add a bit more to your budget in that case, because Aston Martin just unveiled seriously cool plans for its first-ever private residence, an incredible estate set in Rhinebeck, New York and featuring an underground lair and wine cellar (yes, believe it). Even better? I had the chance to write about it for Maxim, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
- It’s with exceptional fall weekend style in mind that I’m calling out this next pick, part of that lineup of the best men’s gear at UNCRATE. It’s the National Athletic Goods Shawl Pullover that should help start your weekend off right, what with rugged good looks and an easy-to-layer quality.
- Ride right on into the weekend with my guide to the best leather jackets for men, which I recently updated for GearMoose. You can’t go wrong with any picks on that list, can you? No, sir — not at all.
Once again, it’s with the weekend in mind that I leave you with today’s final pick. For nights at home, plugged into your record player or listening to a Spotify playlist (like the one I mentioned above!), you can’t go wrong with some Master & Dynamic headphones, crafted in NYC. I reviewed them in this blog post, and needless to say, they’re some of the best Bluetooth headphones on the market. To let me know what you’re listening to at the moment, be sure to join me on Twitter. Thanks, as always, for reading!