The Thursday Buy: This Buck Mason Peacoat Is One of the Best Men’s Winter Coats Around

An easy-to-layer peacoat you can wear with just about anything you’d like.

Ever wondered to yourself what the perfect peacoat looks like? Especially the perfect peacoat to buy to close out the year (Happy New Year’s Eve, by the way!). Well, it could just be the Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat, one of the best men’s winter jackets when it comes to providing classic style, hard-wearing functionality and timeless appeal. Yes, that’s right: This handsome men’s peacoat does all that and more, and at a price that’s not half-bad. It’s the latest addition to the Buck Mason rotation of utterly timeless and rugged menswear, and it’s only fitting that this classic navy peacoat fits in rather nicely with the rest of the brand’s offering. What I mean to say by that is, you can wear this rugged navy peacoat atop your favorite Buck Mason denim shirt and Buck Mason jeans without missing a beat. That’s great news as far as winter layering is concerned. Heck, this is also a perfect jacket to layer with if you’re looking for insight on how to dress casually for winter, for example. But let’s get to the specs of this coat and see if that’s really what sells you on it.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat

Buck Mason Admiral Melton Peacoat

The perfect way to wear this peacoat? Very nearly — try it and see for yourself.

For starters, let’s talk about the melton wool fabric blend, which also mixes in recycled fibers for added durability and sustainability. It’s a modern update of the way peacoats were made in years past, and this jacket is all the better for it. The navy color is also true to the way peacoats were made in days gone by, and that makes it incredibly versatile and just plain cool. The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat is also wind-resistant and yet heavier than traditional peacoats, all the better to stand up to tough winter conditions.

The fit is tailored but should be relatively easy to layer, meaning you can rock it with everything from your favorite henley to a Buck Mason cardigan. The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat is also lined in Japanese satin for a smooth and soft finish, and the nautical-inspired buttons are just one more throwback-inspired touch that puts this jacket over the top. The next time you need one of the best men’s peacoats, consider your problem solved by snagging the Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat.

See Now, Buy Now: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt Is An Everyday Classic for Next Year (And Beyond)

An undeniably cool, rugged denim shirt from Levi’s, as sold by UNCRATE.

So, folks — here we are. The last couple days of any year are a sort of menswear hinterland, with the refined dressing of New Year’s Eve not *quite* here, and the casual dressing of the holiday season still very much top of mind. If that’s where your head is right now, check out my guide to how to dress casually for the holidays — and of course, go right ahead and get the iconic Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt from UNCRATE to end this year properly. If you want to talk about getting out of the menswear hinterlands as we head into 2021, then the UNCRATE Supply Shop is the way to go. You know this is if you read my guide to the best sale picks at UNCRATE, but let’s dig more into why the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt is one of the best men’s shirts, period, these days.

SHOP: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

An unbelievably cool Western shirt you can get right now from UNCRATE.Simple, subtle, cool as can be. 

What exactly sets this rugged Western shirt apart from the pack when it comes to your next go-to shirting pick-up? Let’s start with the fact that the  UNCRATE Supply Shop stocks and sells only the most classic, coolest men’s gear on the planet. In that regard, simple though it might seem, the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt certainly fits right in. Made with expertly washed cotton in a  tailored fit that’ll wear equally well on its own or atop a classic henley, the Western details call to mind old-school vibes in the best way possible. That goes for the stitching as well as the point button chest pockets and the contrasting white horn buttons, too. As if that wasn’t all stellar enough, the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt retails for the never-not-excellent price of $70. That leaves you with more than enough dough to stock up on some of the best leather boots at UNCRATE to wear with your new favorite shirt, right? Right.

SHOP: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

#OOTD: Here’s How to Dress in Refined Style This Winter

Did the end of 2020 creep up on you? I know it certainly did for me, but that’s all the better as we turn the page on this year (in style, of course) and look toward 2021. With that being said, you’re probably looking for way to shake up your style in the new year (or perhaps, you’re looking for ways to dress for New Year’s Eve). Well, you’re in luck today, my friends. Think of this #OOTD as style inspiration for New Year’s Eve (even if your plans look a heck of a lot different this year), or think of it as a nice guide when it comes to dressing in refined style for the rest of winter. Either way, we’ve got you covered. The key pieces here, as you’ll see, really do a lot of the heavy lifting for the season, from the classic suede bomber jacket shown below to a few Todd Snyder menswear essentials (flannel shirt and slim corduroy pants among them). Of course, it wouldn’t be a festive winter #OOTD without versatile leather Chelsea boots, a seasonally friendly beer and your best stainless steel watch. Heck, even if you choose to hang at home on Zoom for New Year’s Eve or other special occasions, this look is refined enough to shake things up on the daily. To see how I’m taking on the winter in style, be sure to check out my Instagram.

A classic suede jacket, a tried-and-true flannel shirt and corduroy pants … what’s not to love, ehh?

  • The Jacket: The Jacket Maker Eaton Brown Suede Bomber Jacket, $265 — Go with refined style at its best with this classic suede bomber jacket, available for a highly agreeable price.
  • The Shirt: Todd Snyder Italian Red Tartan Flannel Shirt, $178 — Get a sharp-yet-versatile, stylish flannel shirt to nail the perfect mix of refined, casual style this season.
  • The Pants: Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Italian Stretch Corduroys, $168 — Step out in style (or dress up at home!) with these slim-fit corduroys, made with comfort, stretch and great looks in mind.
  • The Boots: FRYE Bowery Chelsea Boots, $328 — For navigating slick city streets or a slick back deck as you hang out by the fire pit, get rugged-yet-versatile leather Chelsea boots to balance form and function.
  • The Socks: American Trench Boot Socks in Wool & Silk, $29.50 — Invest in the best men’s socks on the market with this handsome and exceedingly comfortable pair to complement the rest of your #OOTD.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT, $1,795 — Break out this investment-level, incredibly cool watch for each and every special occasion you’ve got on the horizon this year.
  • The EDC Essential: Taylor Stitch Wine Key, $48 — Whether you go with a nice bottle of wine or a classic winter beer to sip on, this Taylor Stitch Wine Key is essential to have on hand.
  • The Winter Beer: Sierra Nevada Celebration, $21.99 (12-Pack) — Bring along an iconic and much-loved beer for yourself, your host or your guests to enjoy (but be sure to drink responsibly!). Better still, get it delivered via Drizly.
  • The Grooming Essentials: Oars + Alps Face Kit, $59 — Look your best no matter the occasion with the handy Oars + Alps Face Kit. Plus, you can use the code BEAU15 to get 15 percent off on your first purchase.

Once again, no matter what occasion comes across your social calendar these days, I hope you’ll find these pieces useful and highly versatile. There aren’t all that many places where a classic suede bomber jacket won’t fit right in stylishly, so it’s a wise winter outerwear pick-up regardless. And even if you’re only hanging out on Zoom for your next gathering, a stylish flannel shirt is a proper seasonal style move, made all the better with slim-fit corduroys for a bit of refined-yet-comfortable style to ring in the new year, the weekend or a Zoom happy hour. When it does come time to step out into the elements, make sure you’re outfitted accordingly with leather Chelsea boots that can take a beating and look great in the process this winter. A pair of the best men’s socks are all the more crucial when it comes time to throw on your favorite dress boots (or slip them off, for that matter). This look also gets one heck of a shot in the arm with one of the best stainless steel watches out there, no questions asked. Bring along the Taylor Stitch Wine Key to pop open the bubbly or simply pop open another bottle of your choice beer (in this case, the Sierra Nevada Celebration should get the job done nicely). Accent it all with the Oars + Alps Face Kit to help you look and feel your best, and you’ve got the perfect #OOTD for refined-yet-laidback style situations aplenty. Happy shopping, my friends!

The List: Get Ready for New Year’s Eve — and the Rest of Winter — with Todd Snyder Menswear

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You can get both your new favorite watch and your new favorite suit via Todd Snyder.

If you’re just as shocked as me about the date on the calendar, well, join the club. It’s positively wild to think 2020 is drawing to a close, but rest assured, there’s work to be done yet. By that, I mean the (much-welcomed) turning of the page on 2020 means that we’re leaving plenty in the rearview mirror… with the notable exception of winter weather. Hence, today’s edition of The List, packed with refined menswear for New Year’s Eve and well beyond, all courtesy of NYC’s finest: Todd Snyder, master of stellar outerwear, stylish shirting, the Timex x Todd Snyder collection and much more. Read through, keep on scrolling and happy shopping of some crucial winter style essentials, folks.

The Best Todd Snyder Menswear to Buy Now

Todd Snyder Italian Navy Plaid Flannel Buttondown Shirt — $178

Todd Snyder shirting

One of the best men’s shirts you can buy right now from a top menswear designer.

If ever you’ve tried on a Todd Snyder shirt, you know that they strike the perfect balance between dressy and casual, all the better to wear on New Year’s Eve and well into 2021.

Todd Snyder + Champion Lightweight Pocket Sweatshirt — $98

A timeless men’s sweatshirt with plenty of rugged style points.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of the best gear to buy at Todd Snyder without taking a look at a classic Todd Snyder + Champion crewneck sweatshirt, folks.

Todd Snyder 5-Pocket Chinos in Warm Nutmeg — $148

Todd Snyder Slim Fit 5-Pocket Chinos

Classic and crisp chinos you can wear on New Year’s Eve and beyond that.

If your NYE plans are (understandably) more casual this year, go with, say, a Todd Snyder flannel shirt and of course, some of the best men’s chinos in a versatile and flattering cut.

Todd Snyder Italian Corduroy Chore Coat in Olive — $398

Todd Snyder Italian Corduroy Chore Coat

A seriously unique way to switch up your blazer rotation.

To switch up your outerwear and blazer rotation on New Year’s Eve and beyond, reach for this rugged-yet-refined chore coat made from premium Italian corduroy fabric.

Timex + Todd Snyder Beekman Watch — $158

Timex + Todd Snyder

A super-sharp and one-of-a-kind Timex + Todd Snyder watch to add to your rotation.

Take things up a notch with this sharp-as-can-be black leather watch, the kind to pair with your favorite leather boots, wool trousers and a crisp white Oxford shirt on New Year’s Eve (and any time you need to look your best this winter).

Todd Snyder Italian Camel Hair Topcoat — $1,798

Todd Snyder Italian Camel Hair Topcoat

An incredibly refined, remarkably cool camel hair topcoat from one of the best menswear designers on the market.

The thing that always gets me about Todd Snyder? The fact that the designer makes some of the most luxurious jackets on the planet, with price tags to match. Wear this stylish camel hair topcoat over your best suit for a (safe, small) refined New Year’s Eve gathering.

Todd Snyder Washed Cool Cotton Check Suit — $856

Todd Snyder suiting

A cool, old-school way to upgrade your New Year’s Eve look with a sharp jacket.

If you have the occasion to have a small, safe and yet refined New Year’s Eve gathering, then it’s Todd Snyder tailoring you’re going to want. Accessible, luxurious and seriously sharp, any way you slice it. Just bold enough, but still easy as can to be to wear with a stylish T-shirt. Speaking of …

Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Long-Sleeve Slub Jersey T-Shirt — $78

Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Slub Jersey T-Shirt

A well-made long-sleeve T-shirt for all your weekend lounging and layering needs.

For winter weekends at home (and perhaps a very casual New Year’s Eve at home), upgrade your weekend T-shirt with one of the most finely made, best long-sleeve T-shirts for men on the market. Well-done, Todd Snyder & co.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jeans — $198

Todd Snyder Japanese Selvedge Denim

Classic, seriously cool selvedge denim to break in and make all your own.

Toe the line between too dressy and too casual when it comes to winter style with some of the best men’s selvedge denim out there. These are the kind of pair you can wear on New Year’s Eve at home, and of course, well beyond that.

Todd Snyder Micro Corduroy Western Shirt in Black — $228

This classic Western shirt is the sharp style upgrade your New Year’s Eve look needs.

Keep it sleek and seriously sharp with this classic corduroy shirt in a Western-style cut. Consider it the perfect shirt to wear with jeans for New Year’s Eve (and any other time).

Todd Snyder + Champion Lightweight Slim Jogger Sweatpants — $118

Now, New Year’s Eve itself might be a refined holiday, but the day after is all about extreme, cozy comfort — these Todd Snyder + Champion sweatpants are an easy pick.

Todd Snyder Italian Merino Waffle Crew Sweater in Grey — $198

A highly versatile, highly stylish sweater to wear all through winter.

Let’s get back to dressing up ever-so-slightly this winter with this handsome merino sweater. You can wear this with some of the best men’s selvedge denim as readily as you can team it with your Todd Snyder + Champion sweatpants for staying in.

Yet again, I really can’t believe we’re about to close the books (thankfully!?) on 2020. What a heck of an up-and-down year it’s been, to say the VERY least. I’ll share more of my thoughts on the year that was later this week, but for now, let’s stick with shopping some of the best winter style essentials at Todd Snyder, shall we? The designer has everything you need for the end of the year and the rest of the winter, be it cozy and comfortable Todd Snyder + Champion sweatpants, the best men’s selvedge denim or a stylish camel hair topcoat for all those refined dressing occasions (hopefully) on the horizon. For now, stay safe, stay stylish and let’s close out the year right.

 

The Sunday Sale: Stock Up on Basics With A Discount on the Best Men’s Socks from Bombas

Bombas Marls Classic 8-Pack Socks

Get a discount when you buy eight essential pairs of the best socks for men from Bombas.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Socks? Really, just socks? Especially when we’ve got to  close out the year right? Well, the answer is “yes and no” in today’s Sunday Sale. As in, yes, we’re going to talk about a discount on socks, and yet … we’re going to be talking about a discount on some of the best men’s socks out there, and a brand you should have on your radar (if you don’t already). That brand, my friends, is Bombas, and they’re one of the best men’s basics brands around — seriously, they’ve expanded beyond socks into a range that includes a variety of stylish T-shirts, and the quality speaks for itself.

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But back to the deal of the day. The best socks for men are somewhat hard to come by, especially if you’re a guy who likes to find out the best sock brand, and then stick to it hardcore. For all of the assembled gathered here today, I think that brand could be Bombas. To be more specific: You can get 10 percent off an 8-pack of the Bombas Classic Marls Calf Socks when you go right ahead and invest in an ever-critical eight-pack in helpful and easy-to-style colors for plenty of casual or even business casual wear.

SHOP: Get a Discount on Bombas Classic Marls Calf Socks 

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You can also use the brand’s pack deals to get up to 15 percent off a whole range of essential socks.

Plus, the Bombas story is nothing if not helpful and inspirational: The brand donates an item for every item purchased, often working with homeless shelters and partners across all 50 states. And hey, it helps that the socks themselves really do pass muster (at least in my opinion). The Bombas Classic Marls Calf Socks are substantial yet easy enough to wear with chukka boots or work boots without squeezing your feet too tightly or making it hard for ’em to breath. That’s all the better, because the fact that the Bombas Classic Marls Calf Socks are sold in an eight-pack is a wise move indeed. The next time you need to stock up on basics, you can’t go wrong with Bombas.

SHOP: Get a Discount on Bombas Classic Marls Calf Socks 

Style Pick of the Week: Roamers Fenwood Henley

Best men's henleys

A rugged henley in a cool color for standout functionality and warm, cozy style.

If you’re still struggling to wake up from your post-Christmas hibernation, I’ve got just the ticket when it comes to what to wear for the rest of the weekend (and perhaps the holidays): Make it one of the best men’s henleys, available via a great price from the good folks at Bespoke Post. In fact, make it your go-to option when you don’t know what to wear on a cloudy, snowy weekend. To that point: When the weather is gloomy, well, that’s when to throw on a richly colored henley with classic styling potential. Again, the Roamers Fenwood Henley gets the job done, and that’s why it’s today’s Style Pick of the Week. It could be the opportune time to use that Bespoke Post gift card or put that holiday cash to good use, because you’ll hardly find a better henley under $100 (heck, it’s well below the century mark — just $65!). This particular henley delivers everything you could want in a classic base layer, including the use of hemp and organic cotton fabric for easy layering. Talk about a basic that’s not quite so basic, ehh?

SHOP: The Roamers Fenwood Henley

Roamers Fenwood Henley

A well-made henley available for a great price at Bespoke Post.

The three-button placket is classic and visually interesting, making it so that you can rock this rugged henley beneath a classic denim jacket or a waxed field coat as easily as you can layer it underneath your favorite chambray shirt. If you feel like taking the Roamers Fenwood Henley for a spin underneath a charcoal blazer, then that’s all well and good, too (just add some faded slim denim for an expertly casual vibe). And if it seems like a henley is just a little too basic, well, know that every guy looks good in one — perhaps it’s the throwback-inspired style or the silhouette’s sporting heritage roots, but it’s a timeless classic. It also helps that the Roamers Fenwood Henley is ready to be worn with slim joggers for a Saturday at home, or else underneath a waxed trucker jacket with slim black jeans as you step out to grab brewery to-go beers. When you find a classic piece that can do all of that, and for a price under $100, that’s one you’ve got to go snap up ASAP.

SHOP: The Roamers Fenwood Henley

The Friday Read: Christmas Day, New Beckett Simonon Boots & New Grooming Gear

Wishing you a merry and bright Christmas. Image courtesy of Huckberry.

My friends, we made it: It’s time for a very special, very merry edition of The Friday Read … yes, here on Christmas! Don’t worry, though: This post was in the hopper before I safely made my way down to Florida to see family. I hope wherever you are, you’re able to enjoy the day safely and in good health, perhaps from afar with family or with a close, safe “bubble” of loved ones. Now, because I’m in Florida, that means two things: We’ve been well-stocked the entire week on delicious craft beer from local brewery Point Ybel Brewing Company, makers of everything from a fantastic Oktoberfest to a slew of New England IPAs, a terrific Kolsch by the name of Bud Weisberg and, well, plenty more. It’s truly a treat to be down here with great beer and sunshine close at hand. And second of all, it’s just great to be able to see family and take a bit of time off (just a bit, though — back to work next week!).

I hope Santa has already fulfilled some of your Christmas wish list items from sites like Huckberry and Bespoke Post — how about it, ehh? As for me, I’ve had my eye on some choice Christmas gifts from my favorite brands, like Todd Snyder. I also went ahead and asked Santa for Matthew McConaughey’s new book and of course, the 2020 deluxe reissue of “Pleased To Meet Me,” the iconic 1987 record by one of my favorite bands, The Replacements. Beyond the gifts under the tree, I’m thankful for the health and safety of my family and friends, and of course, the opportunity to see my family (just my mom, dad and sister — negative tests all around). At any rate, I’m also thankful for your continued support here! And to that end, I’ve got just a few choice menswear picks that might make this day a bit more merry and bright. We’re back at it tomorrow with another Style Pick of the Week, so be sure to join us then. In the meantime, who’s up for some eggnog?

Beckett Simonon Dowler Boots

Boots from Beckett Simonon worth buying this holiday season.

  • There’s never quite been a better time to upgrade your collection of the best men’s leather boots than right now, and I know just the brand to help you out if you find yourself in possession of some holiday cash or a seasonal bonus. Head to Beckett Simonon to get nothing less than your new favorite boots, including the refined-yet-rugged Beckett Simonon Dowler Boots shown above. Talk about stepping into the new year in style, ehh?
  • If you happen to be braving cold weather, let me point you in the direction of your new favorite cardigan. I wrote about a classic and casual-yet-versatile Grayers shawl cardigan on the blog earlier this month, and it seems as fitting to me a layering option for chilly temperatures as any.
  • Let’s close out this brief edition of the Friday Read with something that truly gets to the heart of the meaning for the season. Our U.S. military members definitely deserve our respect and support, and Bravo Sierra Grooming goes above and beyond. They field-test the brand’s excellent line of grooming products (everything from deodorant to moisturizer and a solid cleanser) with military members in the field, and they also donate five percent of sales to the M.W.R. (which stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation). It’s a crucial cause, and it helps that the brand gives back while making stellar grooming products — thanks to Bravo Sierra for the chance to test the full grooming line out recently! 

I’m going to be as brief as I can in wrapping this up before I let you get back to enjoying plentiful presents, coffee, brunch and more. In fact, I’ve got some holiday style inspiration for men in the form of this #OOTD that I think will come in mighty handy today. Regardless of where you are, enjoy the day and thank you for reading!

The Thursday Buy: The Jacket Maker Is Crafting the Perfect Leather Bomber Jacket

Your new favorite leather jacket? Very nearly.

Folks, the title of this post says it all. The best leather jacket for the season (and perhaps as a Christmas Eve treat for yourself!) is the Airin G-1 Brown Leather Bomber Jacket from The Jacket Maker, an aptly named producer of some of the best men’s jackets for winter and beyond. There’s something to be said for having a well-stocked rotation of outerwear, from a winter parka to a flannel-lined waxed trucker jacket and even a denim jacket as a mid-layer, but the Airin G-1 Brown Leather Bomber Jacket is unique, covetable and surprisingly, quite affordable. Helpfully, The Jacket Maker focuses on quality construction across a range of silhouettes, including the best winter jackets for men, and specializes in modern updates to classic styles (better still, this particular jacket ships free worldwide!). The bomber jacket, with its aviation roots, is a heck of a great way to shake up your winter outerwear rotation, and to get down to brass tacks, the Airin G-1 Brown Leather Bomber Jacket has everything you need when it comes to bells and whistles.

SHOP: The Airin G-1 Brown Leather Bomber Jacket

Milled in Scotland for a lifetime of wear.

Now, you’re probably wondering — what does this classic leather bomber jacket have going for it that makes it so special and essential? That’s easy. It’s made from real, rich brown sheepskin leather for timeless styling potential, and it’s trimmed with real fur at the collar for plenty of winter-ready warmth. Classic rib knit cuffs at the wrist and waist drive home that iconic design, while front-button hip pockets stick with the legendary G-1 bomber silhouette. Taken all together, this is the kind of leather jacket you can wear with jeans and your favorite henlye, plus some classic leather boots (for starters). You can also team the Airin G-1 Brown Leather Bomber Jacket with a crisp Oxford shirt, tan chinos and leather chukka boots for essential everyday style. Wear this jacket on the road this season, wear it on trips into town to stock up on brewery beers… just make sure you wearit as often as possible. Oh, and the real kicker? It’s available for under $300 at The Jacket Maker. Yes indeed, it’s your new favorite jacket.

SHOP: The Airin G-1 Brown Leather Bomber Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt is An Unstoppable Winter Shirt

Pick up a tough Filson shirt that you’ll have for years and years.

Folks, we sit here on the cusp of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself, so the window of opportunity has likely closed to get in those very last-minute gift orders. And yet, perhaps you’ve got an inkling that a gift card is in your future, or a nice cash gift, or what have you … and that’s what this post is for: To help you gear up for the rest of winter in style with one of the best men’s winter shirts. To get right down to the nitty gritty of it all, in fact, the Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt is one of the toughest and most rugged shirts on the market, a stone-cold classic that gets the job done in fine style. It’s been part of the ever-well-stocked Filson Holiday Gift Guide this season, so perhaps you’ve already gone ahead and bought it for yourself (or someone else!), but if not, now’s the best time to stock up on what could be your new favorite shirt.

SHOP: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

One of three timeless color options in which you can snag this moleskin shirt.

Heck, Filson men’s shirts really are legendary, bringing forth more than 100 years of history and heritage into the modern age. That’s great news if you could use a shirt that wears like a jacket, or a shirt you can layer atop a rugged henley or a thermal shirt. The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt checks all the right boxes, from a range of classic color options to the fact that it’s wind-resistant and durable. Consider it the perfect workshirt for early winter mornings, or else take it for a spin in between now and the new year (or else, into *gulp* winter 2021). When you want uncompromising quality and dependable style, you want a shirt from Filson: That’s just a fact.

SHOP: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

#OOTD: Here’s a New Way to Layer Up with A Shirt Jacket This Winter

Let’s talk winter layering in today’s #OOTD, shall we? To be more specific, let’s talk about how to layer up with a shirt jacket for the season ahead. Think of a shirt jacket like the versatile layer you didn’t know you needed, with the ability to be worn as an outer layer atop a henley (in the case of today’s #OOTD) or as a mid-layer in the right conditions and the right fit.It helps quite a lot if the shirt jacket in question is in fact one of the best shirt jackets for men, and that’s certainly the case with the rugged-yet-refined Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jackettoday’s featured pick and one heck of a well-made shirt jacket (or shacket, if you will). The rest of today’s gear picks certainly pull their own weight, too, from one of the best men’s henleys to some brand-new, incredibly well-made Filson indigo denim (just wait until you see ’em, folks). Of course, a rugged leather watch and a unique Taylor Stitch x Stetson hat do their fair share of lifting when it comes to both style and functionality. Taken altogether, this ensemble works quite well for rugged winter weekend adventures around town and on the trail, and of course, at an outdoor beer garden. Check it all out below, layer up accordingly and stay safe out there, folks.

A seriously cool, rugged-yet-versatile #OOTD for all your winter dressing occasions.

  • The Shirt Jacket: Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket, $268 — It all starts off with a crucial layer, one of the best shirt jackets for men that you’re apt to find these days.
  • The Henley: Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley, $52 — A great winter #OOTD is nothing without a proper base layer, as in, one of the best men’s henleys on the market.
  • The Denim: Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans, $145 — Yes, that’s right. The makers of some of the best heritage gear on the planet are now making your new favorite jeans, guaranteed.
  • The Boots: FRYE Corver Chelsea Boots, $298 — Invest in the best with these expertly crafted leather boots, made for all kinds of tough winter weather.
  • The Belt: Billykirk No. 117 Mechanic’s Belt, $99 — The best accessories, like a rugged leather belt, really bring an outfit together, so act and shop accordingly.
  • The Watch: Luminox Field Automatic Day-Date Watch, $990 — Add in one of the best leather watches to really seal the deal on this stellar #OOTD, will ya?
  • The Socks: American Trench Boot Socks in Wool and Silk, $29.50 — The best leather boots on the market call for some of the best boot socks, no doubt about it.
  • The Hat: Taylor Stitch x Stetson Packable Lane Splitter Hat, $118 — Here’s where this ensemble really gets a shot in the arm, courtesy of this seriously cool Taylor Stitch x Stetson hat.

Now then, who’s ready to layer up the right way this season? For taking on winter in style, it really doesn’t get any better than, say, the Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket, a rugged and versatile layer that’s going to provide crucial protection and warmth in the elements. It only gets better though, thanks to one of the best men’s henleys for another crucial dose of warmth and style points. I think you’re going to love the rugged design and construction of Filson indigo denim in this look, and I’d say it’s also quite difficult to go wrong with FRYE leather boots for winter-ready performance and dependability. Add in critical touches like a rugged leather belt to really seal the deal, and make sure you’re outfitted accordingly and ready for anything with one of the best leather watches, in this instance from Luminox. Keep cold feet at bay with some of the best boot socks, and top it all off with a truly one-of-a-kind, ready-for-anything Taylor Stitch x Stetson hat. With all those rugged gear picks in hand, you’re going to be more than ready for your next winter weekend adventure. Now, how about that?