The Thursday Buy: Filson’s Rail-Splitter Jeans are the Best Men’s Jeans to Buy Now

Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans

Filson’s new jeans are the sort of jeans you’ll have for years and years to come.

Just when you thought the Pacific Northwest heritage outfitters at Filson couldn’t possibly do an even better job at crafting men’s style staples, they launch the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans. That’s right, folks: Filson is now making denim, and the results look very promising indeed. To be more specific: The Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Rinse Indigo are everything you could ask for in a pair of the best men’s jeans, to say the very least. In fact, whether you go with the cool and more laidback Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Washed Indigo or the rough-and-tumble Rinse Indigo variety, you’re getting that same classic, iconic construction that you’d expect from the revered, century-plus-old brand. And if you thought that men’s denim would best be left to brands that specialize in, well, denim, know that the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans merge USA-made craftsmanship and high-quality fabrics in a way that only the Seattle company can pull off.

SHOP: The Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Rinse Indigo

 

Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans

Take your pick from variations like Rinse Indigo, and be amazed at how you much you’ll love ’em.

The Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans check all the right boxes as far as great denim is concerned. They retail for a pretty agreeable price compared to designer denim ($165 at Filson), and 14.5oz. cotton denim (in the case of the Indigo variety) should prove hard-wearing and yet not overly heavy. They’re a perfect pair of jeans to start breaking in this winter, too. The straight-leg fit means you can easily wear ’em for work or play, and that’s just the Filson way. The Filson leather rear patch is a distinctive detail that only adds to their appeal. Of course, these are classic men’s jeans to pair with everything from a Filson flannel shirt to a rugged henley and the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket, for example. But any way you want to wear them, the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans can pass muster (to say the least).

SHOP: The Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Rinse Indigo

See Now, Buy Now: The Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket is the Best Winter Shirt Jacket

Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket

A durable shirt jacket that blends modern reliability with dependeable style.

When you start to think of winter menswear, what do you conjure up first? Perhaps a rugged parka or a burly flannel shirt, right? Perhaps, and those winter style staples are all well and good, but what if I told you that there was a way to get winter warmth with lightweight layering via one of the best men’s shirt jackets — how about that, ehh? Enter the ever-reliable, technically savvy and seriously cool Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket, and make it your new go-to layer for winter. This rugged shirt jacket carries on the Western Rise tradition of blending technical fabrics and modern innovation with tried-and-true silhouettes — if you read the blog, you’ll recognize the Western Rise Evolution Pants and the Western Rise AirLight Shirt, for starters. Luckily, the Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket carries forward the same blend of technical performance and cool style, starting with the water-resistant, four-way stretch fabric, ideal for all your winter adventures when layered atop a thermal shirt or a classic flannel. But wait… there’s more! Much more, folks.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket

Western Rise review

It’s the four-way stretch fabric and durable construction that sets this shirt jacket apart from the pack.

One of the best shirt jackets for men, as you might expect, breaks out all the proper bells and whistles when it comes to the performance you need in cold weather. This shirt jacket is made to regulate your temperature and features more streamlined insulation than other bulkier shirt jackets or parkas (I should know — I’ve been testing it out, courtesy of the brand!).

The Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket gets technical with the use of Toray’s 40g 3DeFX+® hollow-core, 4-way stretch insulation, an in-depth way of saying this insulation is like no other on the market. Three zip pockets, including two zip pockets at the hip, provide space for your everyday carry essentials, and the clean fit means this shirt jacket won’t slow you down on or off the trail. Throw it on atop a tee when you need to clean up for a Zoom call, or pair it with a rugged flannel shirt for even more warmth. However you slice it, the Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket is your new favorite winter layer.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLoft Shirt Jacket

#OOTD: How to Wear a Topcoat In Style For Winter

Here’s the deal when it comes to today’s #OOTD, one focused on how to wear a topcoat for winter, folks. These days, things are all the more casual, but as I always say, you’re going to have to get dressed again eventually. That’s where this ensemble comes into play. We’ll blend the refined and highly stylish with the ever-versatile to make a high-low outfit that gets the job done, starting with arguably the best men’s topcoat on the market, courtesy of one Todd Snyder. It’s the kind of bold, classic men’s topcoat designed to turn heads in the all the right ways, so it can more than stand on its own as a statement piece with more classic picks along for the ride. Don’t believe me? This Todd Snyder topcoat is so cool as to elevate even the most straightforward men’s style essentials. While we’ll take things in a business casual direction today, you could even wear this topcoat over a Todd Snyder x Champion crewneck sweatshirt. But I digress — back to business casual style.

Consider the classic Oxford shirt from Faherty Brand we’ll tell you all about shortly. It’s seemingly simple on the surface, but utterly timeless and designed to be worn with anything you please (especially a sharp new topcoat).  And the rest of these style picks, including classic slim blue jeans, are designed to take you (safely) out and about on the town, back to the office or on a weekend getaway (hey, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon!). When you’ve got some of the best leather dress shoes for men along for the ride, not to mention a refined-yet-versatile supporting cast of gear, the world is darn near your oyster. It all starts with the Todd Snyder Italian Wool Double-Breasted Officer Topcoat, as you’ll see in 3 … 2 … 1.

The coolest topcoat your money can buy, worn the best way possible.

  • The Topcoat: Todd Snyder Italian Wool Double-Breasted Officer Topcoat, $1,108 — Yes indeed, this topcoat is the best of the best. The price is as eye-catching as the styling potential, but this could be the last topcoat you ever buy. Step out accordingly, folks.
  • The Classic Shirt: Faherty Brand Stretch Oxford Shirt, $128 — This subtly stylish Oxford shirt is the perfect complement to a statement-making topcoat, and that’s just a fact.
  • The Dark Blue Denim: Bonobos Dark Wash Premium Stretch Jeans, $148 — The makers of your favorite chinos are here with a pair of the best blue jeans for men, the kind that are highly versatile, office-ready & yet nice enough for a dinner date.
  • The Dress Shoes: Bruno Magli Butler Cap-Toe Oxfords, $395 — As I’ve said, you’ll have to get dressed again eventually, and what better way to do it than with some of the best men’s dress shoes — they’re a great way to play off your refined topcoat.
  • The Everyday Watch: Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch, $179 — Go right ahead and wear one of the best men’s watches under $200 right alongside your stylish leather dress shoes and bold-as-can-be topcoat — this Timex x Todd Snyder watch can handle everything that gets thrown its way.
  • The Socks: Proof 72-Hour Merino Crew Socks, $32 — Get a two-pack of highly versatile, wear-anywhere socks designed to keep your feet warm and free of odor. Yes sir, Huckberry also makes some of the best men’s socks, this is true.
  • The Everyday Carry: Standard Issue Leather Duffel, $279 — Keep this handsome leather duffel bag handy if your itinerary includes a weekend getaway, or else, use something like the Standard Issue Leather Messenger for a more efficient way to haul your EDC essentials.
  • The Gloves: Hestra Montgomery Lambskin Gloves, $175 — This outfit is nothing if not as sharp and subtly stylish as it gets, and these classic suede gloves are a fitting cold-weather accessory.

How ready are you to step out in style with the best winter style essentials for men, ehh? I know I sure am ready, to say the very least. The key when you invest in something like the Todd Snyder Italian Wool Double-Breasted Officer Topcoat is to really get the most out of it. For me, that means taking this refined topcoat and teaming it with the sort of picks you hopefully already have in your closet, like the best blue jeans for men and of course, a stylish Oxford shirt you can wear with anything. Those pieces should be the pillars of many an #OOTD, and they’re even amped up a notch when you team them with the best men’s dress shoes for business casual or outdoor date night style.

Accessorize with some of the best men’s socks, and you’ll really be letting your Todd Snyder topcoat do the talking. Naturally, you need something crisp and yet highly wearable on your wrist, like a Timex x Todd Snyder watch thathelps offset the pricier items in this ensemble. If you’re headed out of town, load up a leather duffel bag with the best men’s gear around, or else use it as a carryall for everything you need to return to the office. Last but surely not least, keep your digits warm with some classic suede gloves to really tie this look together. It’s all on the table when it comes to dressing the right way this winter, so let’s get into it for the new year.

The List: Buy These American-Made Menswear Picks from American Giant

American Giant

Going all-in with the best menswear from American Giant, all made in the States.

Folks, if you read the blog on the regular, you know the brand we’re about to discuss in today’s edition of The List (or at least, I hope you do). The brand in question is American Giant, purveyors of everything from one of the best men’s henleys to a rugged, made-in-America shirt you can layer with ease in any season. With that in mind, we’ll dive into the essential, everyday picks you need from this family-focused, hard-wearing brand, all with classic style for winter 2021 and beyond in mind. To see how I style my American Giant gear, check out my Instagram account. Happy shopping, my friends!

The Best American-Made Menswear at American Giant

American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie — $112

American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie

A well-made hoodie you need for casual winter weekends aplenty.

We’d be remiss not to start with the piece that put American Giant on the map, one of the best hooded sweatshirts for men. It’s made in North Carolina and features touches like reinforced elbow patches and classic colorway options — it’s truly a casual must-have.

American Giant Highway Shirt — $124

American Giant review

A durable cotton twill shirt you can wear all on its own or layered up.

As previously mentioned, American Giant makes one of the best everyday shirts on the market, and this rugged cotton twill shirt checks all the right boxes.

American Giant Roughneck Pants — $144

American Giant Roughneck Pants

Tough-as-nails pants you can rock on the daily, as often as you like.

When you want the durability of work pants and yet the classic, tailored cut of five-pocket pants, get the versatile American Giant Roughneck Pants (they’re a personal favorite).

American Giant Premium Slub Crew Tee — $42 or 3 for $108

American Giant Premium Slub Crew Tee

It’s hard to go wrong with one of the best men’s T-shirts in a classic color.

Get yourself a trio of the best T-shirts for men out there, and then wear ’em as often as you please. These slub T-shirts are sturdy but not too thick, ready to be worn solo or layered up.

American Giant Dakota Straight Denim — $154

American Giant denim

These tough, classic blue jeans are going to become your new favorite pair.

What goes well with one of the best T-shirts for men? That’s easy: A rugged pair of American-made denim in a versatile wash and cut. Simple as that.

American Giant Leather Belt in Tobacco — $70

American Giant Leather Belt

One of the toughest leather belts your money can buy.

The best accessory alongside your American-made denim  is assuredly this made-in-America leather belt for dependable, durable style.

American Giant Hudson Insulated Twill Jacket — $290

American Giant Hudson Twill Jacket

A hard-wearing jacket you can layer up for work or play this winter.

For layering right now and into spring, grab this durable twill jacket, made in Chicago and featuring a nylon quilted interior lining.

American Giant Classic Pullover — $108

American Giant Classic Pullover

One of the best hoodies for men, no questions asked.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, American Giant makes some of the best basics for men of any brand around, and the American Giant Classic Pullover is as fine an example as any.

American Giant Heavyweight Pocket Tee — $36 or 3 for $96

American Giant T-shirts

A durable and timeless pocket tee, available in a handy pack of three.

Never sleep on the basics agan with a three-packet of the best men’s pocket T-shirts, available in a range of colors and able to be paired with dark blue denim or chino shorts with ease any day of the week (maybe save the shorts for when winter passes, though).

American Giant Marl Crew Socks — 5 for $50

American Giant Marl Crew Socks

Pick up five pairs of the best socks for men on the market, folks.

Top things off and complement the rest of your American Giant menswear with some of the best socks for men, priced in a very affordable bundle in neutral and wearable colorways.

American Giant Ultra Merino Pocket Tee — $100 

An easy-to-layer pocket T-shirt you can wear with your American Giant hoodie.

It’s the fabric and the construction that sets this brand apart, and this richly colored, well-crafted and stylish long-sleeve tee, with its merino fabric and neat button pocket, just might take the cake.

American Giant Shop Beanie — $30

American Giant Shop Beanie

Your new favorite winter hat, guaranteed (get 2 for $50 with a bundle from the brand).

Last but not least, stay warm in hard-wearing, comfortable style with this American-made beanie, a must-have for the winter months that so happens to be highly affordable.

Alright, my friends. There goes another edition of The List, and I hope you found what you were looking for (or at least, found an item or two to add to your holiday wish list). Be it something seemingly simple, like the best socks for men, a reliable basics like one of the best men’s pocket T-shirts, or better still a big-ticket item like American-made denim, I think you’ll find American Giant delivers at every turn. Here’s to layering up and dressing in style this season, folks. Cheers!

The Sunday Sale: Take 40 Percent Off the Best Dress Shoes for the New Year from Bruno Magli

Bruno Magli men's dress shoes

Take your pick from some of the finest men’s dress shoes, all on sale to start a new year.

Check your calendar, check your footwear rotation and get your credit card at the ready, because it’s time to pick up some of the best dress shoes for men to kick off a new year — and it helps that you can get a great deal on ’em in today’s Sunday Sale. If you’ve kept up with the blog in recent weeks, you know that Bruno Magli makes some of the best leather dress shoes around, what with refinement and style the name of the game (just check out my guide to the best loafers to wear at home, for starters). That’s where the ridiculously cool and well-made Bruno Magli Ancona Cap-Toe Oxfords enter the equation, and not a moment too soon if you’d like to upgrade your men’s dress shoes for winter 2021 and well beyond.

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In fact, the headline says it all — you can get 40 percent off some of the best men’s dress shoes right here, right now. How about that, ehh? We’re talking stylish leather dress shoes that normally retail for close to $400, now available for under $200. That’s what we call a bingo, folks. Either way, they’d be worth the full price (more on that in a moment), but know that you’re certainly getting your money’s worth.

SHOP: The Bruno Magli Ancona Cap-Toe Oxfords

Bruno Magli Oxford dress shoes

Beautiful cognac leather and refined details make these an ideal pair of dress shoes for men, regardless of the season.

And in these increasingly casual times, it can absolutely pay off to keep your footwear rotation well-stocked with a pair of the best leather dress shoes, especially when you’ve got to (eventually) head back to the office. Heck, even if you just feel like dressing up for a date night or happy hour at home, the Bruno Magli Ancona Cap-Toe Oxfords have your back. The made-in-Italy construction and use of Italian leather are both major signifiers of quality, and it helps that the rich Cognac leather is versatile enough to wear with everything from navy chinos and a classic Oxford shirt to a charcoal suit and a light blue dress shirt. Of course, these stylish Oxford dress shoes are still more versatile than you might expect. Feel free to wear them with dark blue denim, that same Oxford shirt and a cashmere cardigan this winter, too (the captoe and brogue detailing naturally makes them a bit more casual). When you want stylish leather dress shoes that exceed any and all expectations, you want these one, folks.

SHOP: The Bruno Magli Ancona Cap-Toe Oxfords

 

Style Pick of the Week: Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

A truly warm, effective and subtly stylish way to warm up this winter.

These days, you’ve got to know what you’re getting yourself into. By that, I mean you’ve got to know that the gear you’re putting on your back (like one of the best winter jackets for men) can pass muster when it comes to style, sustainability and performance. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to report that the Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket does all of that, and then some. With the sort of name and design that precedes itself, and the sort of quality and long-lasting durability that only Patagonia can bring to the table, it’s one of the best winter jackets for men, especially if you value sporty mobility to go along with warmth and comfort.

The Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket is a flagship product for the famed outdoor gear brand, incorporating a wide range of color options into an iconic silhouette, enough to please even the most fickle outdoor-minded consumer (or urban adventurer). It all starts with the layer you see right up front that makes the Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket  exactly what it is. That layer is the polyester ripstop shell (made from recycled polyester, mind you). Advanced Global Traceable Down (goose down that’s ethically sourced) fills out the jacket for extreme warmth — and not to worry, because we’re just getting started.

SHOP: The Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

Take your pick from more classic colorways, or more fashion-forward numbers, when it comes to this technical down jacket.

Yes indeed, if it’s a surprisingly stylish winter jacket you seek, you could certainly do worse than this easy-to-layer (and yet well-fitted!) down jacket available in a host of colors (including the unique Patagonia Beech Brown Down Sweater Jacket shown above. When you want to wear this jacket to safely hit the road, you needn’t worry about teaming it with plenty of layers beneath — stick with the classics, like a midweight flannel and a henley (or simply one or the other!). When the time comes to get outside, you’ve got your new favorite jacket at the ready. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also packable within itself, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase “the perfect travel jacket.” As always with a flagship item like the Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket, you get versatility that readily teams with casual staples — think a classic crewneck sweatshirt and dark denim — or technical picks (I.E. Rugged work pants and a thermal henley). How’s that for go-anywhere versatility? Once again, Patagonia  gets the job done.

SHOP: The Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

The Friday Read: The Best Weekend Getaway Bag, A Mott and Bow Discount & A New Timex Watch

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle

Get ready to get away by packing up this durable and dependable weekender bag from Herschel Supply Co.

To say that it’s been a wild start to the new year would probably be an understatement, right? No doubt, no doubt. And yet, the beat goes on here at The Style Guide, from telling you how to dress for winter to outfitting you in the best men’s style essentials from Everlane. Of course, there’s been a lot going on in the wider world, and that’s got me thinking of an upstate getaway later this winter (and I’ll also be heading to Florida next month!). That being said, I know the best weekend getaway bag for both myself and for any trips you might be planning. I’m talking, of course, about the stylish weekender bag seen at the top of the page, the Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle. A recent introduction to the Herschel Supply lineup of the best everyday carry essentials, it’s a winning bag on multiple fronts, from the waterproof zipper construction to the cool-as-can-be striped fabric liner.

It’s simply one of the best weekender bags for men, and it’s available at a standout price, too (try $90 at Herschel). Plus, you can pick from a whopping 29 color combinations when it comes to the Herschel Supply Novel Duffle. That’s about as great as it gets, folks. Until I can plan a getaway, however, I’ll be writing away here in Brooklyn at sites like Maxim and GearMoose, of course. And if you can’t get enough of the blog, you should do yourself a favor and subscribe to my newsletter, The Style Guide In BriefTwice a week, I talk menswear, music and craft beer or whiskey. It’s a heck of a lot of fun, and it’s a change of pace from your regular men’s style coverage here (IMHO!). Again, subscribe HERE and keep scrolling: The rest of today’s Friday Read awaits.

Mott and Bow men's denim

The Mercer Jeans are just one of the best pairs of men’s jeans you can find at Mott and Bow.

  • In an earlier Friday Read this month, I talked about how Mott and Bow was now making some of the best men’s chinos. And yet, the dedication to well-fitting, slim blue denim (like the Mott and Bow Mercer Jeans) is right there, too. So here’s the scoop: You can use the code beau10 to get 10 percent off your first order at Mott and Bow. It’ll come in mighty handy when you want to pick up some of the best men’s blue jeans, like the timeless pair seen above. And if you’ve been a frequent customer of the brand in the past, you’re in luck, because they haven’t yet taken their foot off the gas as far as quality menswear. Cheers to that, my friends.
Timex Marlin Automatic Watch

A classic and crisp leather dress watch to wear all winter long.

  • I mentioned that I’ve been mighty busy kicking off the year on the writing front, and that’s particularly true over at GearMoose, a site for which I’ve now been writing five years (five!) as of this month! With that being said, it’s still a serious thrill to cover some of the coolest men’s gear out there, like the remarkable 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, as I did earlier this month. Talk about an investment-level watch, folks.

That’ll do it for today’s Friday Read, my friends. In the spirit of a much-needed getaway and the proper gear for the occasion, I’ll direct you one more time toward one of the best weekender bags for men, the Standard Issue Leather Duffel as crafted and sold by Huckberry. Check out that blog post, consider it carefully and make that duffel, or the Herschel Supply Novel Duffle, your next go-to weekender bag. Folks, thanks for reading — stay safe and stay strong!

The Thursday Buy: Layer Up The Right Way for Winter with This Classic Todd Snyder Jacket

Todd Snyder Menswear

A terrific way to shake up your winter outerwear rotation, no questions asked.

As we roll through a new year, perhaps you’re realizing that your rotation of the best men’s winter jackets could use a little kick. Something that’s unique, eye-catching, classic and versatile, but with a nice shot of personal style. My friends, that’s where the Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket comes into play, and it’s here in time to shake up those winter blues. Rest assured, this isn’t anything like that old varsity jacket you have from your letterman days, however. This is a modern take on the classic Harrington jacket, done up in a way that only one of the country’s best menswear designers can do. Yes indeed, the Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket checks all the right boxes when it comes to a winter-ready pattern, excellent fabric and the sort of hybrid looks that work in situations both casual and dressy. How’s that for your new favorite jacket, ehh?

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket 

Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket

This jacket is also available in a seriously cool Olive Harris Tweed.

It’s seriously as cool as it gets (style-wise), given that the fabric is classic Harris Tweed, known around these parts as “the good stuff,” if you will. And the pattern is striking and classic, ready to be paired with slim grey wool trousers and your favorite Chelsea boots just as easily as you can wear it with a Todd Snyder henley and some Todd Snyder selvedge denim. Of course, this classic bomber jacket isn’t cheap, and it’ll run you nearly $650 at Todd Snyder. But the upshot of all of this is that you’ll feel like a million bucks every time you wear it, and you can even team it with casual style staples like a Todd Snyder + Champion crewneck sweatshirt. How’s that for versatility in action? Yes indeed, your new favorite jacket is here in time to shake up winter. Act accordingly, folks.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket 

See Now, Buy Now: Add to Your Everyday Carry This Winter with the WESN Allman Knife

WESN Allman Knife

The WESN Allman Knife is one of the coolest knives to add to your everyday carry, and that’s just a fact.

As we talk all things men’s style upgrades through the new year, perhaps you’re realizing you’re always one key item short on winter excursions, camping trips or days handling yard work: You’re missing one of the best everyday carry essentials around. That is to say, you might not realize you need the WESN Allman Knife until, well, you need it. And that’s the sort of style upgrade I can get onboard with — simple but significant, ready and able, seriously well-made. Not familiar with WESN? Well, you just might have found your new favorite accessories brand.

I say accessories because the Detroit-based company also makes everything from carabiners to leather sheaths to T-shirts, all with some serious style, attitude and quality in mind — would you expect anything less from the Motor City, after all? I certainly wouldn’t, and that’s what makes the WESN Allman Knife  so welcome and, well, essential when it comes to the gear you count on day in and day out. Heck, even the brand’s name means “West, East South, North” — these gear picks sure can go anywhere. It’s one of the best compact knives on the market, made to fit in your hand and crafted from stainless steel hardware with a tough steel blade.

SHOP: The WESN Allman Knife 

One of the faster-selling colorways of the WESN Allman Knife.

This thing isn’t messing around, that much is true. The WESN Allman Knife performs under pressure, with the sort of durability and unique build that other knives can’t quite live up to. Perhaps that’s because the focus is simply on the blade and the build (although it’s always handy to have a great multi-tool as part of your kit). However, this rugged compact knife goes above and beyond what you might expect, delivering a sleek design, a range of colorways to satisfy any palette, and a lifetime warranty that you can be sure will last (and last, and last). When you want a simple, yet endlessly useful, product you can count on, you want the WESN Allman Knife.

SHOP: The WESN Allman Knife 

#OOTD: How to Wear a Crewneck Sweatshirt for Winter

Make no bones about it, folks: The new year is, as we’ve been saying, the best time to take stock of the men’s style essentials you can’t live without, and how you can make ’em all work for you in one seamless and stylish #OOTD. That’s where today’s main attraction comes into play: The Todd Snyder + Champion Crewneck Sweatshirt, a seemingly simple piece that’s as versatile as you make it. And believe me, you can make it plenty versatile when it comes time to brush up on how to wear a crewneck sweatshirt for winter. Life is still plenty casual for most of us, so this look is going to pull lots of duty this season, from Zoom calls to layered park strolls and the occasional to-go brewery outing. That’s why you’ll see it paired with other classic men’s style picks that you probably already have in your wardrobe, from a rugged quilted jacket to a timeless Oxford shirt. It all comes together in an ideal mix of classic looks, just enough cool style and plenty of functionality for blustery winter weather. If you live in a more temperate climate than your Brooklyn-based style writer, you can ditch the top two layers and wear the Buck Mason Oxford shirt as is. Any way you slice it, this look is as solid as it gets for a new year and a new you (or just an improved and more stylish you). Check out my Instagram account to see how I’m getting dressed in style this season with pieces much like the below.

A classic crewneck sweatshirt is just what the doctor ordered as far as winter layering.

  • The Sweatshirt: Todd Snyder + Champion Crewneck Sweatshirt, $98 — Here it is, one of the best crewneck sweatshirts for men on the market, if not the best. An undisputed *champion* when it comes to winter layering, folks.
  • The Jacket: Relwen Windzip Jacket, $258 — Stay warm in style with this rugged quilted jacket, an ideal casual-yet-versatile layer atop your Todd Snyder crewneck.
  • The Shirt: Buck Mason Classic Oxford Shirt, $95 — This timeless Oxford shirt for men is a stone-cold classic — unbutton the collar and roll up the sleeves for a bit of laidback, devil-may-care style this winter.
  • The Chinos: Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki, $98 — It’s official: You’re keeping this outfit rolling the right way with a pair of the very best chinos for men, and that’s all there is to it.
  • The Chukka Boots: Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukkas Boots, $219 — These classic leather chukka boots are a hot seller, and for good reason. They’re also the best chukka boots you can wear with this versatile, everyday outfit.
  • The Watch: Timex Chronograph Leather Strap Watch, $139 — This crisp, laidback-yet-sharp Timex leather watch is a highly affordable timepiece to pick up and wear as often as you can.
  • The Socks: Dozy Sleepy Waffle Socks, $38 — Don’t skimp on the details, especially when it comes time to take off your chukka boots. These well-made men’s socks from Huckberry are the right way to go.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Medium Rugged Twill Field Bag, $350 — For all the EDC essentials you need these days, get this tough Filson tote bag, then use it for years and years to come.

That’s going to wrap up today’s versatile and ready #OOTD. It blends the best of the best when it comes to both basics (like those comfortable and cool Dozy Sleepy Waffle Socks) with, of course, the ultimate centerpiece: The Todd Snyder + Champion Crewneck Sweatshirt,  as ideal a crewneck sweatshirt as you’re apt to find these days. And when you layer it up with an iconic Oxford shirt for men, you’ve got the makings of a business casual, Zoom-ready outfit or a casual weekend ensemble in equal measure. The two real keys here are the rugged quilted jacket as a top layer (a jacket that’s more than ready for winter excursions), as well as your classic Taylor Stitch chinos for even more go-anywhere style. Toss on a pair of classic leather chukka boots to keep that stylish versatility and rugged appeal rolling right along, then accessorize accordingly with a Timex leather watch. And whether it’s a day trip or a safe return to the office, your EDC essentials are safe and sound (in style!) with a rugged and aptly named Filson tote bag. The next time you need an all-day outfit, look to these gear picks, my friends. See you out there!