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 Maxim.com, 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.
- 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.
- For my money’s worth, there are certain menswear partnerships that just make a ton of sense, like the idea behind a famed bourbon distiller teaming up with an equally craftsmanship-focused boot brand. That leads me to the latest and greatest from Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle, a pair of the most rugged men’s boots — made with wood in the stacked heel from Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, for good measure. The even better news? They retail for under $500, so do yourself a favor and invest in a pair at Wolverine today (whiskey sold separately).
- So, we spoke at the top of the post about the best men’s jackets (and more) from Filson — consider this your reminder that I talked just yesterday about the best Filson wool jackets, and there are plenty of stellar finds within the Pacific Northwest heritage retailer’s latest offering to get you geared up properly. Happy shopping, my friends.
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!