The Tuesday Steal: Save 40 Percent On this Rugged Shirt Jacket from Billy Reid

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Folks, welcome back to another Tuesday and another chance to shop and save on your new favorite menswear from one of the country’s most premium, stylish and timeless brands. And it’s fitting that the Billy Reid Winter Event continues to serve up outstanding discounts on the best seasonal menswear, including the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket. Believe it or not, your new favorite shirt jacket is a whopping 40 percent off — yes, 40 percent off — and it’s worth every single penny.

Now, we’ve talked in the past on the blog about one of the best winter men’s style sales from the famed American designer, but it’s always worth diving a little deeper and taking another look at some of the top winter style essentials, yes? And that’s where the rugged, exceptionally well-crafted Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket enters the equation (and your wardrobe). It’s not quite like any shirt jacket (or shacket!) you’ve seen on the market, from the rich wool-blend shadow plaid exterior to the 100 percent recycled insulation.

The Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket gets better from there: Note details like side hip pockets and of course, two front-button chest pockets that turn this rugged shirt jacket into an indispensable winter layer. Wear it over your favorite henley from Billy Reid, or go so far as to match up the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket with an Oxford shirt for a dash of high-low style.

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Now, just know that although the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket is 40 percent off, it’s still a bit of a splurge at $268. And yet, it’s available in plenty of sizes, it’s versatile and well-designed as can be, and it’s a nice stylistic change of pace from a winter parka or peacoat. Act now to add the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket to your style rotation, my friends.


See Now, Buy Now: The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic Is the Rugged Watch Upgrade Your Collection Needs

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Perhaps as a new year rounds into another month, you’re still looking to really build out your rotation of the best watches for men in a big way. And when I say in a big way, I mean investing in one of the best leather watches from a brand you can really trust, and a brand that’s worth splurging on: That’d be Detroit-based Shinola, a longtime favorite of your Brooklyn style writer (and Michigan native!).

While classic offerings like the Shinola Runwell Watch routinely sell for well under $1K, the brand also offers plenty for those who don’t mind spending a bit more on their new favorite watch. Take theShinola Bronze Monster Automatic , an incredibly rugged, handsome, versatile watch that carries on the legacy of the Shinola Monster line quite nicely.

The handsome bronze case and black dial are visually striking features right off the bat, with quality befitting the higher price (the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic will set you back $1,850). There’s plenty more beneath the surface, as with other outstanding Shinola men’s watches, of course.

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Of note, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic is delivered on a supple leather strap, but also comes complete with a durable khaki NATO strap for a sporty change of pace. Think of the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic like two watches for the price of one regular Shinola watch, really ($1,850 divided by two, my friends!). Of course, it’s what’s inside that counts, including the SW200-1 Swiss automatic movement, which powers the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic in reliable fashion.

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The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic also boasts a distinctive 43mm case size, which is larger than the classic Shinola Runwell at 41mm but not so large as to throw things off (pair it with similarly beefy winter style staples like your favorite shawl cardigan, for instance). Other touches like a uni-directional bezel and Super LumiNova markings (for added visibility in low-light situations) make the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic a surefire, highly functional yet stylish winner in the watch world.

Note that the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic will develop a patina over time on its bronze case, so pay close attention to care instructions for this investment-worthy watch. Beyond that, be sure to wear the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic as often as possible, because it’s one investment that’ll only get better with age.

The Sunday Sale: Take 25 Percent Off the Best Winter Menswear at Taylor Stitch

When opportunity comes knocking — as in, the chance to shop some of the best winter menswear on sale from one of your favorite retailers — it’s best to answer the door, so to speak, right? And with the fast-moving Taylor Stitch Cold Weather Clearout, you’ve got a better chance than ever to upgrade your winter style essentials at low, low prices. What’s the scoop? Well, through just today only, you can take an additional 25 percent off the Taylor Stitch Last Call section, an unbelievable opportunity to score even deeper discounts on your favorite menswear essentials.

It’s the kind of deal that doesn’t come around too often, so prepare and shop accordingly if you want to layer up with rugged Taylor Stitch gear the rest of winter. The Taylor Stitch Last Call section boasts classic must-haves like the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater at a whopping 48 percent off, not to mention investment-level pieces like the burly, super-warm Taylor Stitch Bunker Jacket, also priced at 48 percent off. Again, the selection within the Taylor Stitch Last Call section is moving fast, and this sale is only sticking around through today: I’ll leave you to shop early and often on this fine winter Sunday. Good luck out there, my friends!

Style Pick of the Week: Filson x Ten Thousand Performance Collection

The right gear for grueling conditions sometimes comes from places you expect — like Filson, the rugged Pacific Northwest outfitters — and other times, from places a bit more unexpected. So, for instance, you might be very well acquainted with Filson‘s penchant for making the best leather boots and the best flannel shirts for men, but what about training gear?

That’s where the Filson x Ten Thousand capsule collection comes into play, bridging the gap between rugged, tough outdoors appeal and the modern innovation for which Ten Thousand is well-known. The brand is trusted by athletes and often also put to the test by the U.S. Special Forces — this is gear that doesn’t cut any corners.

And thankfully, the Filson x Ten Thousand Collection is back online for the second year in a row and back by popular demand, at that, with all of the proper gear you need for grueling conditions, outdoor training sessions and a bit of everything in between.

Crucially, the Filson x Ten Thousand Collection uses tech fabrics, like four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, anti-odor fibers, to really build out essentials like the Filson x Ten Thousand Zip Hoodie and even the durable, dependable Filson x Ten Thousand Training Socks (yes, workout socks are critical to fueling everything from outdoor hikes to city training sessions).

And within the well-curated, four-piece Filson x Ten Thousand Collection, you’ll also find the ever-popular Filson x Ten Thousand Tactical Shorts, a highlight of last year’s offering. No matter how frequently you hit the trail or the gym, the exceptionally well-designed, endlessly tough and fast-selling Filson x Ten Thousand Collection should be part of your next training session — act now before it flies off digital shelves again.

The Friday Read: A Brooklyn Birthday Weekend & The Taylor Stitch Cold-Weather Clearout Sale

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My friends, as you can tell from the above headline, it’s a pretty momentous weekend in my neck of the woods here in Brooklyn. Now, it’d be exciting enough for the chance to shop the Taylor Stitch Winter Clearout Sale, of course (offering 25 percent off already-discounted Taylor Stitch winter menswear in the Last Call section), of course. Before we go any further, I’d certainly suggest you shop one of the best winter menswear sales of the moment (not that you need me to drive home that point too much!).

But beyond that, it’s a big weekend for me personally — I’m celebrating my 31st birthday, and I’ll be doing it in Brooklyn, to boot! You can, naturally, keep up with all the fun on my Instagram: I plan on making a few stops at my favorite Brooklyn locales, from the quiet confines of Prospect Park to the amber-hued environs of famed whiskey bar Sycamore.

Beyond time spent reflecting on my life and work in New York City, I plan to (of course) listen to my favorite band The National, spin some vinyl on my record player and catch up with family and friends — not bad for a few days of Brooklyn-centric fun!

Above all though, I’m very grateful to get the chance to do what I do — write about menswear, music, whiskey and more in New York — and I’m ever so grateful for your support of this small menswear blog. For now, I’ll sign off — check back for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and once again: Thanks for reading and stay stylish!

The Thursday Buy: The Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket is a Classic, Rugged Coat for Winter

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What exactly do you get when two standout brands team up on a reimagined version of a legendary winter jacket? Well, in short, the answer is the impossibly rugged and seriously cool Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket, an exclusive revamp of one of the best men’s jackets for winter — one that you can only get via the legendary gear purveyors at Huckberry, of course. It’s a collaboration that makes perfect sense on paper, given Eddie Bauer’s storied history of outfitting alpine explorers and Huckberry‘s more recent focus on making some of the coolest gear for men — period.

And now, it’s all coming to fruition with the Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket, which blends the bomber jacket silhouette with a water-resistant, lightweight shell and warm 800-fill power down insulation (remember, the higher the down rating, the warmer the jacket). The rugged Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket is the best of all worlds, with durability and tough style to spare in spades.

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For good measure, the Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket comes in a rich color that’s exclusive to Huckberry. That shade of tan is kind that would look exceptionally stylish paired with some of the best men’s blue jeans and matched up with either the best men’s Chelsea boots or some of the most rugged winter boots. As if that wasn’t enough, the Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket is lined in flannel for added warmth, then finished off with hip hand warmer pockets and an internal zip pocket for your EDC.

It’s got the goods to be the sort of casually rugged jacket you wear just about everywhere this season, but especially through casual winter weekends (again, it deserves to be paired up with the best blue jeans for men). Sizes of the exclusive Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket are going quickly, so score your new favorite winter jacket right now.

See Now, Buy Now: This Faherty Topcoat Is One of the Best, Dressiest Winter Coats to Shop Now

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Perhaps you’ve noticed a bit of a gap in your wardrobe of winter style essentials this season: One of the best dress coats for men, or rather, one of the best men’s topcoats — a style that’s not often worn on the daily, to be sure, but one that can prove downright essential if you find yourself stepping out in tailored style frequently.

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And my friends, I’ve got just the solution for you: The Faherty Reserve Knit Coat is one of the dressiest coats for men this season, the sort of winter jacket that steps things up considerably from Faherty’s rugged flannel shirts and offers a crisp, super-sharp alternative to even, say one of the best men’s peacoats. How is something like the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat a departure from the norm? Reader, as ever, I’m glad you asked.

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Well, with its longer, mid-thigh cut and three-button front design, the ultra-sharp Faherty Reserve Knit Coat reliably covers your suit jacket or winter blazer in a crisp, cool fashion. That design delivers more coverage from winter weather, and provides a polished silhouette — the dark color is flattering on multiple body types, too. The Faherty Reserve Knit Coat is Faherty’s answer to a dressy topcoat, although the style can also be dressed down atop one of the best men’s sweaters and paired up with, say, slim dark blue jeans and your favorite Chelsea boots.

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And for the price — a bit of a splurge at $598 — you’ll want to wear the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat as often as possible, whether dressed up with your best winter suit or dressed down with dark black jeans and wingtip boots for a touch of high-low style. Crucially, the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat is easy to layer, thanks to its blend of wool (for warmth), plus polyester and nylon for added durability.

The brand itself notes you can layer the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat over a sweater or one of the best shirts for men, and your Brooklyn style writer certainly agrees with that advice. The next time tailored winter style is your move of choice, top things off with the supremely cool Faherty Reserve Knit Coat.

The Tuesday Steal: Save 50 Percent On Some of the Best Jeans for Men with the Bonobos Travel Jeans

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If you ask your favorite Brooklyn style writer (me!), dressing well is about always meeting the occasion as best you can with some of the best men’s style essentials — and yes, that still includes traveling. There’s definitely a line to walk between comfort and style, and there are certainly ways to look great, feel good and stick to your style guns… even with a flight or train ride ahead of you. For my money’s worth, few brands are rising to meet that moment quite like Bonobos.

Sure, they’re already quite well-known around here for the best chinos for men, not to mention some of the best work-from-home pants on the market — but what about the best stretch jeans? That’s where the Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans come into play, and here’s the great news: Select pairs of the best men’s stretch jeans are as much as 50 percent off today.

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Note that you can score three seasonally friendly colors of the Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans for that deep discount, with a fourth pair up for grabs at about 17 percent off (as of press time). Of course, it’s hard to go wrong with any pair of the Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans, even at full price, simply because they’ve improved upon the best-selling Bonobos Travel Jeans in an even bigger way.

Think: An “extra-stretchy” garment-dyed jean in a five-pocket style, the kind that looks great at the office and then on the road — and then out to dinner afterwards. Pick up a pair of the Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jean in a cool color like Madeira Olive and you’ve got both a colorful (yet still muted!) pair of winter pants, plus an excellent pair of pants to shake up your wardrobe the rest of the year. And again, as if you needed another reminder: The Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans are as much as 50 percent off for a limited time. Go forth and shop, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: These Huckberry Chelsea Boots are the Coolest Men’s Dress Boots for Winter

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Knowing that you’ve got the right gear for the job, for any occasion, is one of the most reassuring parts of building a menswear wardrobe, right? For instance: Curating a careful selection of the best men’s boots for all situations, from inclement weather to days at the office and nights on the town.

It’s a difficult balance to strike, but when you find a pair of the best men’s Chelsea boots to tackle multiple style situations seamlessly (say that five times fast), it’s in your best interest to hop to it and shop accordingly. Such is the case with the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots from my good friends at Huckberry, the sort of stylish men’s boots you’ll find yourself wearing time and again this winter.

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The best men’s Chelsea boots are an all-season favorite for plentiful reasons, from the easy-on, easy-off versatility to the clean, sleek, no-laces look and the fact that the style is both on-trend, yet eternally classic (thank The Beatles for that). The Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots strike a similar balance, with a slimmed-down silhouette that should rest comfortably beneath dark blue jeans, slim chinos or the best corduroy pants for men. It’s what’s inside the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots that really counts though, and in winter weather, it all comes down to the right sole for the job.

In this case, the job is navigating slick city streets, and while the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots aren’t as souped up as your favorite snow boots, the sturdy lug sole (made by the good folks at Vibram) delivers optimal grip. And lest you worry about the fact that the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots are made from suede, rest assured that the waxed suede on these handsome Chelsea boots is water-resistant

Plus, a leather lining provides a comfortable feel on your feet, while the entire design is crisp enough to wear with one of the best winter blazers or versatile enough to team with a rugged flannel shirt. When reliable winter footwear is the name of the game, get the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots on your feet ASAP.

The Sunday Sale: The Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt Is More Than 40 Percent Off

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If you know where to look, opportunities abound to save on the best winter menswear — if you know where to look, that is. That’s why we’re here with today’s Sunday Sale, of course: To point you in the direction of companies like Faherty Brand, a longtime favorite of mine with a penchant for selling everything from one of the best winter jackets to the stylish flannel shirt you see above.

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The shirt in question, of course, is the fan favorite Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt, a rugged yet ultra-soft men’s shirt for winter that wears like an overshirt or a standalone flannel shirt, any way you slice it. And the deal in question? In select colors and patterns (nine of them, to be exact), the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt is more than 40 percent off.

That’s one heck of a deal for a casually rugged shirt you can wear virtually every day, be it through more casual days at the office or winter weekend brewery outings or lounge-ready days at home. It’s not all that often that the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt goes on sale with such wide variety available, so hop on this deal while it’s still around. I’ll leave you to it, my friends.