The Friday Read: My New Favorite Watch, Pedro Pascal’s Trucker Jacket & Tropical Getaway Gear

Best vintage-style watch for men.

Folks, thanks for joining me for the latest Friday Read, a perfect way to roll on into your weekend (if I do say so myself). I’m coming off my birthday weekend (as you saw if you follow me on Instagram!) and I’ve been back at it this week with plenty of freelance writing pursuits.

So: Let’s start off this weekend by taking stock of, say, your watch collection. I’m frequently on the lookout for stylish men’s watches that are durable, rugged and versatile, be it something like the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic or my go-to watch of choice as of late from Dan Henry Vintage Watches.

Best rugged dive watch for men.

The company virtually offers a historic stroll through the watch world, looking at classic men’s watches from the late 1930s through to the 1970s, then putting a modern twist on them. This leads to a nice mix of rugged but dressy details, dependable designs and some seriously cool strap and dial combinations, like my watch of choice: The Dan Henry 1975 Skin Diver. It features a 39mm retro-style case, a handsome black dial and a contrasting brown rubber strap.

Satchel and Page

In short, it’s one of the best men’s watches to wear on cold winter nights with a shawl cardigan and flannel shirt, since it’s casually rugged and seriously cool. So, that’s the timepiece I’ll be wearing this weekend as I make my way on an upstate trip (again, follow me on Instagram to keep up!). For now, here’s the rest of your Friday Read. Scroll on accordingly, my friends.

  • Perhaps you, like much of the rest of the country, have been enthralled by the HBO zombie apocalypse drama “The Last of Us,” starring none other than Pedro Pascal. And by now, I’d wager you’ve also read a thing or two about the show, including some insight into Pedro Pascal’s “The Last of Us” trucker jacket. After all, fighting off zombies is hard work, and naturally, our protagonist turned toward the immortal Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. As you know if you read the blog, it’s a Huckberry classic, and if you want to get that very same look, snag yourself a fresh one now.
  • By now, you’re probably getting just a bit sick of the frigid cold, right? I’ve got a solution for you: While I can’t plan out your next tropical getaway, I can indeed help you figure out what to pack for your next vacation. Keep it breezy, colorful and light — I wrote about the best style essentials for a tropical getaway over at Men’s Journal. Time to start planning and packing, folks.
  • Since I’m hitting the road this weekend, I’ve been thinking about the best travel pants this season (and beyond). Accordingly, you should check out Wednesday’s blog post on the best pants for travel from Bonobos — here’s my full take. Cheers and good luck out there!

Satchel and Page

That should tidily wrap up your guide to weekend must-haves, be it a new packing list for a breezy vacation or the chance to shop Pedro Pascal’s “The Last of Us” trucker jacket. In the meantime, stay stylish, look for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week and we’ll see you out there!


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