See Now, Buy Now: Filson’s Alaskan Guide Shirt is One of the Warmest Flannel Shirts to Wear Right Now

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If you’ve been following the blog as of late, you might recall that it’s what I now like to refer to as, well, “Filson weather” — the time of year where it’s ideal to wear one of the best men’s flannel shirts, one of the best men’s wool jackets, and plenty of other rugged gear designed to keep you warm in style.

Right now, there’s one category in particular that’s worth your time and hard-earned cash, and that’s the shirt on your back. Specifically, look to the legendary Pacific Northwest brand to get the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, one of the warmest flannel shirts to wear right now (and one of the most classic, at that).

The Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt checks all the right boxes as you look for reliable style and rugged performance, to say the least. As far as Filson flannel shirts are concerned, it strikes the right middle ground between the spring and summer-friendly Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt and the brand’s heavier shirt jackets, with an 8 oz. cotton flannel build made from brushed cotton twill for soft comfort right out of the box. And I’d wager you’ll definitely want to wear the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt out of the box, even if you’re not in the Great White North. It’s sturdy but comfortable, and impossibly classic — but it only gets better from there.

Color options like Bottle Green or the timeless Red-and-Black design of the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt work in any style situation, especially more casual winter affairs when worn with Filson indigo denim or tan chinos (yes, Filson makes some of the best jeans for men, too). Plus, the oversized front flap chest pockets on the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, along with its classic fit, make it easy to layer as an overshirt with room for your everyday carry in extreme conditions.

Style the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt as a mid-layer underneath a Filson waxed jacket for good measure, or wear it as a comfortable shirt jacket to grab some toasty winter beers. The possibilities are nearly endless with a shirt as well-made as the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt — make sure you add one to your wardrobe ASAP.


The Sunday Sale: Get a Deal on the Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Box, the Best Beard Grooming Kit for Men

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There’s never a bad time to pay special attention to the best beard grooming products for men, if you ask your bearded Brooklyn style writer, and if you can get a deal on the best men’s beard products, that’s all the better, right? It’s especially true during the brisk fall months (in my neck of the woods), when beard and skin care is of the essence in the cold weather. To all of this, I say: What better way to upgrade your beard care than by saving on a bundle like the Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Box, which just so happens to be jam-packed with, of course, the best beard grooming products for men? It’s an ideal Sunday Sale entry, and you’ll have your mane looking tip-top in no time.

What exactly makes up the Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Box? It’s a humble yet hard-working trio packed with the kind of functional products every guy needs, and you’re getting a nearly 20 percent discount from its full retail price of $60. To soften and tame your facial hair, use both the Duke Cannon Beard Oil and Beard Balm, both in handsome scents featuring — truly — a hint of Buffalo Trace Bourbon for good measure.

How cool is that, ehh? And for a deep, rich cleaning lather that softens your beard and skin, use the Duke Cannon Beard Wash, of course. And before you go on your way to enjoy the rest of your Sunday, keep in mind the 20 percent discount up for grabs right now on the Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Box, featuring some of the best beard care for men. Cheers, my bearded brethren!

Style Pick of the Week: Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiker Boots – The Best Fall Hiking Boots for Men

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Sometimes, it takes the perfect menswear partnership to make you think differently about a certain category. Take the best men’s hiking boots, for instance. Hiking boots are certainly functional, but they’re not often all that sleek, stylish or rugged, and not often all three of those things at once — until the advent of the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots, that is. Think of them like your new favorite pair of hiking boots, and an ideal partnership between Portland-based Danner and legendary Pacific Northwest heritage retailer Filson. Does it get much better than that? Certainly not in my book.

After all, the good folks at Filson definitely know how to outfit guys with the best rugged gear for men, from warm wool jackets to dependable denim and of course, A-plus footwear (not limited to just the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots, of course). The two brands have, of course, teamed up on the best early fall boots, and this partnership returns just in time for you to get off-trail — or at least get to a cabin getaway — for brisk seasonal adventures. Let’s look more at what makes ’em tick, shall we?

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The Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots are reliable in all the right ways from the ground up, starting with the flexible, lightweight-yet-grippy Vibram outsole for springy comfort on muddy, slick trails. Plus, the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots are fully waterproof and inspired by the spirit of the great outdoors connecting the two brands — think of them like the perfect blend of throwback Filson style and modern Danner footwear performance. The end result? Easily some of the best hiking boots for men.

Leather and textile GORE-TEX uppers are blended with mesh for breathability while still keeping that crucial waterproof performance intact. They’re the ideal hybrid design to meet the demands of the trail and the town (the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots are certainly more like sneaker boots than traditional hikers, for starters).

You can wear these stylish, reliable hikers with Filson’s Tin Cloth Pants or with stretch jeans, and of course, the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots wear nicely with Filson flannel shirting or your favorite henley. The right mix of performance and style is yours for under $220 with this exceptional pair of collaborative boots.

The Friday Read: New Filson Fall Gear, Wolverine’s New Fall Boots & The Perfect Fall Pants

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If you read the blog yesterday, and if you’ve checked the weather forecast in your neck of the woods as we roll into another lovely late fall weekend, then you know it’s high time for one thing: Shopping the best Filson menswear, of course. It seems like there are certain brands that are just uniquely well-suited for rugged cold-weather adventures — as I talked about yesterday in my guide to Filson’s classic wool jackets — and that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. I’d wager if you want a cozy thermal henley, a durable piece of outerwear or some classic indigo denim (to name but a few staples), Filson will sort you out on this fine Friday.

Now, onto the rest of today’s Friday Read. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve been staying plenty busy as of late, namely with another trip across the pond! Yes, believe it or not, I just returned from another trek to London — and Scotland, for good measure — my third time in the U.K. since the end of June. This time around, I visited the iconic Balvenie Distillery as part of an upcoming story on an epic new Scotch launch for, where I’ve been keeping plenty busy with daily stories.


You should stay tuned for my full rundown on the legendary distillery’s latest and greatest release very soon, but for now, here’s the rest of the best fall menswear and gear to read about and buy now.

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  • Perhaps you’ve been making the most of fall, going off-trail and getting off the grid. You’ve still got plenty of time to do so in the weeks ahead though, provided you’re outfitted properly — that’s where Colorado-based Western Rise comes into play. I’d hope you’re familiar with the brand for making performance menswear like the best men’s shirts and comfortable stretch, moisture-wicking pants, the kind you can wear out on a hike and back into town without missing a beat. Consider this your reminder to pick up some new fall adventure gear ASAP.
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That brings today’s Friday Read to a close, folks. Will you be picking up – -and lacing up — a pair of boots from Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle, or else shopping one of the the best Filson wool jackets? Be sure to let me know in the comments, and stick around for Saturday’s Style Pick of the Week. Cheers to fall, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: Filson’s Lineup of Rugged Wool Jackets Are As Classic and Warm As It Gets

Alright, my friends. I’m going to keep today’s post brief, functional, stylish and highly rugged. That means I’m going to recommend you shop the impossibly cool, classic and dependable lineup of Filson wool jackets to layer up for fall and winter. The Pacific Northwest gear purveyor has quite the pedigree when it comes to the best cold-weather gear, as you know if you read the blog, and that includes a whole lineup of durable wool jackets, from the Lined Mackinaw Wool Jac-Shirt to the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket. These jackets are burly, dependable, super-warm and even a touch stylish for days off the grid and back in town. Prices start at under $300 for the collection, so give these heirloom pieces a look ASAP.

See Now, Buy Now: Upgrade Your Everyday Carry with Buck Mason’s Handsome Leather Wallets

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My friends, thanks for joining us today as we switch things up ever-so-slightly from a rundown of the best fall menswear to something just as important as part of your daily routine: Carrying the best leather goods with you from 9-to-5 (and beyond). And as luck would have it, one of your favorite menswear brands — that’d be Buck Mason — continues to make an impressive foray into the best men’s accessories aside from just, say, one of the best corduroy shirts or your new favorite fall jacket.

Yes, that’s right: Upgrading your everyday carry is every bit as essential as dressing with style and intention on the daily, and Buck Mason leather goods are also every bit as well-crafted as the brand’s rugged men’s henleys and stylish men’s jackets. Believe me: I’ve been able to try out pieces like the Buck Mason Countryman Full-Grain Leather Wallet, and it’s the sort of everyday carry essential you’ll look forward to using day in and day out.

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The handsome and stylish collection is rounded out by pieces like a leather key ring and a card case, but if it’s more space you need for credit cards and even light bills, the Buck Mason Countryman Full-Grain Leather Wallet is your best bet. It still maintains a low profile (crucial for carrying in the front pocket of your Buck Mason men’s jeans, for instance), but delivers the crucial utility you need in one of the best men’s wallets.

While similar leather goods might run you more than $100, the Buck Mason Countryman Full-Grain Leather Wallet sets you back just $75. It’s an investment that’ll pay dividends every single time you use it, so upgrade your EDC with one of the best men’s wallets today.

The Tuesday Steal: Shop Now and Save on the Taylor Stitch Moto Collection’s Rugged Fall Menswear

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When presented with the chance to shop the best fall menswear — especially the best on-sale fall menswear — I’d wager you’ve really got no time to waste, especially as we power through October and roll right into November. So, where’s a stylish guy to go besides one of the best online menswear shops for guys, right?

And in this case, I’m talking about Taylor Stitch, the practically essential menswear brand with selections that are both rugged, refined and highly versatile, as seen in the Taylor Stitch Moto Collection (even if you don’t spend any time on a bike).

Best of all is the fact that a few select items in the Taylor Stitch Moto Collection, including the Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans, are on sale right now — that sounds like a perfect Tuesday Steal offering to me, right? Granted, the Taylor Stitch Moto Collection currently features another tempting selection (that’d be the much-loved Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket) for a full-price offering of $1,075 — an investment worth making in its own right.

Think of the entire as a pairing worth complementing other Taylor Stitch menswear essentials, like your favorite flannel shirt, for starters.

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That’s quite the hefty chunk of change to drop in one fell swoop, but the great news is, you can save 20 percent on the Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans when you pre-fund them as part of the Taylor Stitch Moto Collection, and that’s just one investment via the fine menswear purveyors at Taylor Stitch that’ll pay off in spades.

After all, those jeans are built to last, made with incredibly durable Cordura Cone Mills Denim (hence their inclusion in the Taylor Stitch Moto Collection), and they feature an easily wearable medium rise design and handsome details like a back leather patch. While you can’t quite save on every offering from the covetable Taylor Stitch Moto Collection, the rugged, dependable Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans are quite the perfect fall style move right now. Shop accordingly ASAP this fine Tuesday.

See Now, Buy Now: These Suede Chelsea Boots from Amberjack Are the Best Fall Boots to Buy Now

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Who else is ready to keep stepping into fall, perhaps while wearing a pair of the best boots for men? If you answered “yes” to that question, you’re in luck, because today’s featured pick hits all the right notes when it comes to the ideal blend of comfort and style. What’s more, if you’ve been waiting to find the proper pair of the best Chelsea boots, you’re in luck.

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Upstart footwear brand Amberjack, billed as makers of the world’s most comfortable shoes, is a personal favorite of mine (you might recall my piece on the most comfortable Chelsea boots to buy now), but let’s up the ante even further: The Amberjack Suede Chelsea Boots go a step further, literally, blending a handsome and rich, fall-ready suede with the kind of spring in your step we could all use this season (and beyond). How do they do it? Let’s dive in.

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As with any great pair of the best Chelsea boots for men, the key to the Amberjack Suede Chelsea Boots starts with something unseen: The outsole, made in this case from a high-density TPU outsole designed for plenty of flex and comfort. Unlike more stiff boots, the Amberjack Suede Chelsea Boots are made to move with you and provide plenty of rebound.

Having tried a pair of the Amberjack Chelsea Boots (this one in rich Chestnut leather versus the Grizzly Suede at the top of the page), consider this a ringing endorsement in terms of comfort in every step.

It gets better from there though, because the Amberjack Suede Chelsea Boots also feature heat-activated arch support for a fit that molds to your foot. Plus, because the Amberjack Suede Chelsea Boots are based off the timeless Chelsea boot silhouette, they’re easy-on, easy-off, and they look sleek and stylish with other fall style essentials (including a pair of the best men’s corduroy pants, for instance).

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For good measure, the rugged-yet-refined Italian suede on the Amberjack Suede Chelsea Boots happens to be water-repellent. Whatever you’ve got in mind this season, these stylish Chelsea boots can cover it — and then some, for under $200.

The Sunday Sale: This Bespoke Post Box Features One of the Best Fall Shirts for Under $50

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‘Tis the season to shop the best menswear deals, is it not? That’s particularly true if you want to stock up on one of the best men’s shirts for fall, and if that’s the case, then do I have a deal for you today. Just dive into the Bespoke Post Ribbed Box, the latest and greatest among a slew of Bespoke Post subscription boxes that deliver standout gear at standout prices.

If you read the blog, I’d wager you’re familiar with Bespoke Post: The NYC-based E-commerce brand delivers monthly subscription boxes featuring the best gear for guys, and they do so at terrific prices — if you sign up to join Bespoke Post, that is.

In the case of the Bespoke Post Ribbed Box, that means you can secure a rugged-yet-soft shirt (the Surfside Supply Co. Rib Knit Shirt, to be exact) for under $50 if you sign up to join Bespoke Post. The cotton-blend shirt is the sort of shirt that wears like one of your favorite shirts and yet feels like a sweater, all the better to be worn as an overshirt — or styled on its own.

Bespoke Post notes you can wear this stylish men’s shirt out and about in brisk weather as a shirt jacket, tackling yard work or relaxing on the weekend — not bad, right? As one of my favorite menswear brands says, this shirt could become a “mainstay for your fall outfits long into the winter.” How’s that for one of the best deals for men? Don’t forget, it’s under $50 right now at Bespoke Post. Happy fall layering, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots – Coolest Fall Boots for Men

When the calendar rolls through fall, that means one thing — if you ask me, at least, that means it’s time to lace up a pair of the most rugged boots for men. And for this Michigan native, that means you need to turn to Wolverine, a longtime favorite and a legendary boot brand. They now do everything from craft the coolest men’s sneakers to, well, the best men’s boots.


There are plenty of different editions of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots, including the Wolverine 1000 Mile Moc Toe Boots, but right now, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots are the pair to get in your closet and on your feet ASAP. Crucially, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots are based on the brand’s archival 1914 silhouette, with the modern-day, dependable specs to match (keep scrolling).

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As if that wasn’t classic enough, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots feature the brand’s carefully crafted outsole with both Vibram technology and a leather heel. Speaking of leather: The impossibly cool Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots use rich, textured roughout leather that’s been waxed to bolster its character and good looks.

If you want a pair of stylish men’s boots designed to get better with age, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots should be your next seasonal go-to.

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Better still is the fact that these boots are handmade in the U.S.A, yet the price is much more than agreeable — the Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots will run you $385, a downright steal when you consider the fact that you can wear them day in and day out in casually rugged style situations from fall to winter.

For starters, pair them with your favorite flannel shirt and the best men’s blue jeans, then keep your season rolling the right way. When the calendar hits October, yessir, go with the Wolverine 1000 Mile Roughout Boots.