Style Pick of the Week: New Movements Model NM Sneakers

Meet some of the best new sneakers you can get your … feet … on this season.

It’s official — the above New Movements sneakers are part of a quickly growing crop of new menswear essentials you can get your hands (or feet) on this season, and that’s a fact. The New Movements Model NM Sneakers are some of the best men’s sneakers to buy right now, and it’s all thanks to the unique design & silhouette, sure to shake up your footwear rotation just in time for the end of summer and the start of (early) fall. If you shop the digital pages at Huckberry, it’s no secret that the lauded menswear retailer puts an emphasis on gear that’s both style-forward and sustainable — these New Movements sneakers fit the bill quite nicely in that regard. But something that’s a little less well-known? Portugal is a hotbed for great footwear at the moment, and that’s where the New Movements Model NM Sneakers are made. What makes these so special? Let’s start with the fact that the outsole is made from recycled tires — sustainable through and through. We also mentioned the silhouette — these sneakers are bold enough to make a statement, thanks to the thicker, rippled outsole. Yet, these aren’t fashion-adjacent “ugly sneakers” in the slightest — the New Movements Model NM Sneakers are sleek & versatile, for starters.

SHOP: The New Movements Model NM Sneakers

One of four highly versatile colors in which you can buy these stylish men’s sneakers.

And again, that sleek design and versatile approach is exactly what you should be looking for when searching for the best sneakers for men — particularly as we close out summer and move into early fall. On that note, these stylish sneakers can do it all, from that last summer BBQ (paired with chino shorts and your favorite T-shirt), all the way through to a visit to your favorite brewery (denim jacket & black jeans on lock). The Italian leather upper also gives them an air of business casual readiness; try any colorway of these New Movements sneakers with tan chinos, a white Oxford shirt and a navy blazer. What could be more important than all of those qualities? Why, the sustainability quotient we mentioned earlier. On that note, New Movements excels — the purchase of a pair of New Movements sneakers means that the brand will pledge to remove a kilogram of microplastics from the world’s oceans. Plus, as mentioned above, the use of recycled and all-natural materials can’t be beat. Yes indeed, these New Movements sneakers are going to carry you from summer into fall — with ease and style, at that.

SHOP: The New Movements Model NM Sneakers

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The Friday Read: The Best New Leather Boots, Brooklyn Craft Beer & A Stylish New Blazer

Get ready for fall with these transitional leather boots from Yogi (as sold by Huckberry, of course).

Much as in the photo above, we’re sitting on the verge of the weekend — and sitting on the verge of fall in a few weeks (post-Labor Day, that is). And all of this is to say, it’s never too early to start thinking about buying a pair of the best leather boots for the season. In fact, those ones above come from Yogi, a unique brand making high-quality boots that won’t quit — no matter where you go this weekend. For me, this weekend represents a much-needed chance to kick back and relax in Brooklyn, something that’s been sporadic at times between trips to Madrid, Chicago & London this summer! Make no mistake though, I’d do it all again — to say the very least! As for my plans this weekend, I plan on checking out Five Boroughs Brewing, a Brooklyn-based brewery that’s been on my “to-do” list for quite some time! I’ll also be getting a much-needed iced coffee at another of my favorite Brooklyn spots, the quaint Milk and Honey. What about you? I’m a huge fan of the Brooklyn craft beer and coffee scenes, so if you happen to be in NYC and need suggestions, let me know on Twitter! And to start the weekend right, we’ve got the below Friday tips & tricks ready to go in the meantime.

  • We’ve talked previously about a stylish new blazer for these last few weeks of summer — if that happened to pique your interest, you’re in luck. You can check out more on the Grayers Dylan Blazer via this very Web site. And the even better news? It’s easily wearable with dark denim and a classic Oxford shirt through September — trust me on that.
  • Speaking of classic style, there’s really no way to go wrong when it comes to the best new sneakers for men — especially a pair of vintage-inspired Nike kicks. I’m talking, of course, about the Nike Cortez ’72 S.D., a set of sleek, streamlined sneakers that should be enough to amp up casual outfits (like light wash jeans and a short-sleeve henley) as easily as slightly more formal looks (like tan chinos and a classic chambray shirt). You can get the full scoop via my latest for GearMoose.
  • Last but certainly not least today, let’s dig into the music world a bit, shall we? Once I find a feature I love, I like to go back and peruse it from time to time. That’s been the case lately with this GQ feature on The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, a one-time (and forever) rock legend who’s branched out in recent years with his band the Voidz, a decidedly more experimental outfit. The piece is a few years old (2014!), but it’s a fascinating read to start off your weekend right — cold beer in hand, preferably.

OK, that’s going to close the books on today’s Friday Read. If you need one last item to get you going before the weekend, then I’d point you toward my favorite men’s style and gear picks for August. All good? All good!

See Now, Buy Now: These New Rancourt & Co. Carson Sneakers are An Everyday Essential

A new take on the classic leather sneaker silhouette.

Still on the hunt for critical end-of-summer gear via our See Now, Buy Now series here on the blog? Good thing, then — we’ve got exactly what you need in store today. Crucially, we’ll tell you all about a must-have pair of the best men’s sneakers, and one crafted with exceptional care and attention to detail right in the United States — the Rancourt & Co. Carson Low just so happen to be that pair, in fact. These stylish leather sneakers are so much more than a typically minimal pair of sneakers — they’re packed with substance and character, and they’re the perfect sneakers to wear as summer heads toward Labor Day. Does that sound like a lot of hyperbole? Perhaps, but again … the Rancourt & Co. Carson Low Sneakers are truly one-of-a-kind. We’ve talked in the past about Rancourt & Co. on the site, particularly about the brand’s rugged, made-in-Maine leather boots, and you can rest assured that this particular pair of kicks live up to the Rancourt name more than ably.

SHOP: The Rancourt & Co. Carson Low

These handsome leather sneakers are precisely the kind of pair you’d expect to be sold as a Huckberry exclusive, given their rugged styling potential and use of materials like rich bison leather from Maine’s own Tasman Tannery. The Rancourt & Co. Carson Low also feature construction that’s more akin to your favorite pair of boots, thanks to the Vibram Strighton outsole, solid brass eyelets and a soft leather lining. That rich craftsmanship also lends them an air of versatility — you can wear them with dark blue denim, a classic Oxford shirt and a navy cotton blazer to the office this month, then keep ’em handy to pair up with a rugged crewneck sweater and tan chinos come early fall. Indeed, these are some of the best men’s sneakers you can find — but you’d best act quickly, seeing as they’re sellilng pretty fast.

Do you plan to pick up a pair of the Rancourt & Co. Carson Low? How would you style them for late summer and early fall? Let me know on Twitter

#OOTD: The Right Way to Wear an Overshirt on a Chilly Summer Night

Does the phrase “chilly summer night” strike fear into your heart? Does that phrase seem more apt to describe early fall than late summer? Well, that might  be the case … but think of this #OOTD as a primer to transition from one season into the next. And in this case, the rugged overshirt in question is one that’s uniquely versatile & easily wearable after the sun goes down, no need to worry about overheating. In fact, the Flint and Tinder Bedford Camp Shirt is simply darn handy to keep around no matter the off-duty occasion, from hosting a backyard BBQ to pitching a tent under the stars — would you expect anything less from Flint and Tinder, after all? And I think you’ll find the way it’s being worn is similarly versatile and unique without going over the top (it’s still a bit warm out there, after all). So, it’s not a full-on flannel shirt, but neither is the Flint and Tinder Bedford Camp Shirt a breezy linen shirt. In fact, this ensemble is really ready for going off-trail, and yet at the same time, you can wear these gear picks out for a crisp end-of-summer cocktail if need be. It’s all just right when it comes to layering up. How would you wear the Flint and Tinder Bedford Camp ShirtCheck out the full rundown of style essentials for late summer below, then let’s hit the road.

A tough overshirt pairs up quite well with slim dark denim and a classic tee to close out summer — no matter where you go.

  • The Overshirt: Flint and Tinder Bedford Camp Shirt, $168 — Part overshirt, part versatile outdoor jacket, all style — soft-washed Bedford cotton and a pleasingly unique Hickory color make this rugged overshirt a must-have for late summer.
  • The Classic Tee: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, $45 — Plain and simple, Taylor Stitch will never let you down — and neither will the sustainable, rugged Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, a perfect solo layer during the day — and equally perfect at sunset.
  • The Denim: Flint and Tinder Defender Denim, $138 Rugged dark blue denim also, similarly, never fails — especially when worn in pursuit of your favorite craft beer or more firewood, right? The Flint and Tinder Defender Denim just work.
  • The Rugged Boots: Red Wing Heritage 6-Inch Classic Moc Boots, $290 — Make no mistake, we’ve talked about these Red Wing Heritage boots on the blog before — time to break ’em back out of the closet. The perfect combo of durability & style.
  • The Watch: Lum-Tec M84 Automatic Watch, $1,095 — Before you balk at the price of this rugged leather watch, just know that it’s an everyday watch you can wear starting now … and heck, through next winter. Lum-Tec gets it right.
  • The Socks: Orvis Invincible Extra Cotton Socks, $49 (Three-pack) — Want exceedingly comfortable socks that can stand up to anything provide a heck of a lot of cushioning in the process? These Orvis socks do just that.
  • The Hat: Stetson Chapman Hat, $155 — To be sure, a classic Stetson hat undoubtedly isn’t for everyone … but given that this outfit screams “rugged outdoor adventure” (or heck, “whiskey distillery visit,”), it just works.
  • The Tough Everyday Bag: Filson Duffel Backpack, $245 — Does this exceptional Filson Duffel Backpack qualify as an “everyday bag,” per se? Maybe? It depends on where you take it — and for all of summer’s last adventures, it certainly fits the bill.

The thing about the end of summer is that when you gear up with the proper pieces, it can actually be enjoyable to start making the transition between seasons — take the Flint and Tinder Bedford Camp Shirt, for instance. It’s a soft-washed camp shirt that’s ideal for just that: Outdoor camping and hiking, plus day trips and brewery visits aplenty. You’re also getting a dash of versatile summer style with the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, easy to wear during the day, and then fit to throw on the Flint and Tinder Bedford Camp Shirt atop when the sun dips down. Rugged dark blue denim also acts as a fine go-between from day to night, and this particular pair will get better the more you wear them (and trust me). Take it all in stride with a pair of trusty Red Wing Heritage boots, another menswear essential that goes from the trail to the town with ease. Of course, this #OOTD would be nothing without a rugged leather watch from Lum-Tec — this thing can take a beating, and then some. We’re topping it all off with a classic Stetson hat to keep the sun off your face while giving this ensemble some rugged appeal. And to haul whatever it is you happen to need on the everyday carry front? Load up the Filson Duffel Backpack. If you put all of these components together, you’re going to be more than ready to close out summer & head toward fall.

The List: Here’s All of the Best New Menswear and Gear to Buy This Week

The best new men’s blazer your money can buy? Certainly.

Does the summer season ever to start to wear on you? The heat and the ongoing battle to look stylish even as the thermostat climbs? It can be quite a lot to handle, so that’s why today’s edition of The List is geared to help you make the most of the rest of summer in style, from one of the best men’s blazers as seen above to a few other prime menswear picks that’ll provide the sort of fun and functionality you need to break up the (impending) end of summer. Let’s get to it!

Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket — $298

The tailored jacket you’ll find yourself wearing … a lot, to say the least.

Make no mistake, the handsome Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket is one of those menswear essentials that seems to pop up frequently here on the blog — it’s the perfect jacket for a summer wedding, and it’s also one you should keep handy for a classy night on the town or a big day at the office (and when layered properly, you  can even wear it into the fall). It’s one of the best men’s blazers out there, easily.

Mott and Bow Mercer Denim in Light Khaki — $108

Light khaki denim in a cool, comfortable fabric from Mott and Bow.

Is there ever a wrong time for Mott and Bow denim? I think not, particularly when the Mott and Bow Mercer Jeans are made to be lightweight and summer-friendly, thanks to the agreeable shade of Light Khaki. Certainly, some of the best men’s denim on the market.

Rancourt & Co.  Carson Mid Sneakers — $320

Richly crafted leather sneakers to take you from summer on into fall.

You’ve assuredly read about Rancourt & Co. on the blog, seeing as the brand makes some of the best men’s shoes out there, what with made-in-Maine construction & classic durability in mind. Add the handsome Rancourt & Co. Carson Mid to that list now, just in time for fall.

Native North Wyatt Chambray Shirt — $105.98

Here’s another one of the best men’s chambray shirts to add to your rotation.

I love a classic chambray shirt as much as the next guy — and with that being said, it’s sometimes nice to consider adding a new one to your rotation. In that case, the all-season versatility of the Native North Wyatt Chambray Shirt makes it one of the best men’s chambray shirts you’re apt to find.

SYMBOL Audio Unison Record Stand — $2,245

An enviable addition to any home record collection.

OK, is this SYMBOL Audio record stand pricey? Yes. Is it absolutely incredible if you happen to be an audiophile? Yes. Is it on my wish list? Again, yes. A covetable piece of stylish record gear no matter the season (August, September, October … you get the picture).

Jack Mason Diver Watch — $282.98

A rugged, classic dive watch to wear any day of the week.

Back to some slightly more attainable men’s gear. Think of the best men’s watches for summer, and it’s likely you’ll find yourself thinking of a tough dive watch like the Jack Mason Diver Watch. Poised enough for everyday wear, and decidedly ready for one last summer adventure.

Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet — $119

This sleek leather passport wallet is a functional, stylish travel essential.

A richly crafted leather passport wallet really can’t be topped — and it belongs on your list of travel essentials if you’ve got a late summer or early fall getaway planned. On that note, you need the Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet, no doubt about it.

Roka Halsey Polarized Sunglasses — $145

Dependable, tough sunglasses that pack a punch in terms of style and affordability.

You’ve got more than enough time to get some great use out of these Roka sunglasses, which blend functionality and modern style in a package that makes ’em some of the best men’s sunglasses for your hard-earned dollars (and relatively affordable ones, at that).

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Tee — 3 for $75

A classic T-shirt available in a wide array of colors — perfect for the end of summer.

Punch up your summer basics with the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Tee (or heck, three of them for the deal seen above) — we’re talking summer-friendly colors, breezy construction, and the sort of fit that looks great under a rugged denim jacket or all on its own.

Gramicci Shell Jogger Pants — $110

The tecnically savvy, surprisingly stylish pair of adventure pants you need now.

Whether you’re prepping for one last camping trip or a big hiking excursion (or just a laidback day in your local park), the Gramicci Shell Jogger Pants are a versatile, technically inclined pair of adventure pants that won’t let you down.

Peak Design Travel Duffel Bundle — $216

The right gear for a weekend getaway from Peak Design, no doubt.

Again, when we talk about the best gear for a weekend getaway, something like the seriously jam-packed Peak Design Travel Duffle Bundle deserves a spot on your list (along with the Gramicci Shell Jogger Pants, of course).

Faherty Brand Belmar Shirt — $188

A fun, eyecatching shirt that’s versatile enough to wear with dark blue denim any day of the week.

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about this stylish long-sleeve shirt from Faherty Brand, a perfectly unique way to nod toward the end of summer (while still being highly wearable into early fall). Pair it up with slim light wash jeans — it doesn’t get any better.

That’s going to wrap up today’s edition of The List — do you have a favorite from the above picks? My personal top choice is, naturally, the Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket  — although it’s hard to beat the functionality of the Jack Mason Diver Watch. Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments — thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 Selvage

A rugged, timeless denim jacket from my good friends at Taylor Stitch.

Another day, another Style Pick of the Week, and another spotlight shone on our friends at Taylor Stitch, a favorite of The Style Guide for years. They’re an especially relevant favorite today, too — it all comes down to the rugged style of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. And this isn’t just any Long Haul Jacket, mind you — the brand’s much-loved take on the classic trucker jacket gets a serious upgrade by way of rugged, organic cotton in a timeless silhouette. The difference has always been in the details when it comes to everyone’s favorite menswear brand, and this edition of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is no different.

Now, it might seem counterintuitive to be talking about a rugged denim jacket when temperatures are still asburdly hot elsehwere across the country — but it’ll cool off eventually, and when it does, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket will be right there when you need it. It’s part of the excellent, nearly-always-in-stock Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, a murderer’s row of menswear essentials like chambray shirts, crisp Oxford shirts, and yes … the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket 

A rugged denim trucker jacket made the right way by Taylor Stitch.

But what separates this particular jacket from a crowded field of seemingly similar denim jackets? Allow me. Namely, the difference starts again with the construction and fabrication of this jacket, making it a true must-buy. It’s made for the first time ever with 100 percent organic cotton from ISKO Mills, something Taylor Stitch called a “logistical challenge” … but a gamble that appears to have paid off in spades. Heck, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket even features a custom green selvage ID, a unique touch that true denimheads will appreciate.

Throw in the fact that it’s finished off with YKK copper doughnut buttons and rivets for an extremely sturdy wearing experience, and you’ve got a simply beautiful denim jacket to layer from early fall (eventually) and on into winter. Seriously, try out the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket with a grey henley and olive chinos — throw on classic suede chukkas, then grab an Old Fashioned. Still think a denim jacket is only made for casual wearing occasions? Use it as a replacement for your navy blazer when worn with tan chinos and an Oxford shirt. Lest we forget, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket also functions as a handy travel jacket given the front handwarmer and button chest pockets. Again, you’ll be glad you bought this classic denim jacket at the right time (now!) before you really need it this fall.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket 

The Friday Read: The Rooftop at Pier 17, The Best Men’s Sunglasses & the Todd Snyder Land Cruiser

One of the best views in the city for drinks? You bet. Image courtesy of R17.

While we normally start The Friday Read by recommending a men’s style essential to buy in advance of the weekend, we’re going to go a different route today — I’m going to point you toward one of the best new restaurants in New York City, a proper dining experience I recently found delightful. That is to say, the Rooftop at Pier 17, also known as R17, is the place to be this summer. As it were, Pier 17 is also one of the best venues for music in the city, with past acts running the gamut from Passion Pit to Kings of Leon (both of which are right up my alley).

R17 was kind enough to seat myself and my great friend + fellow media industry pro Kyle Campbell on a recent evening, and I can’t say enough about the wall-to-wall experience at R17. It’s absolutely one of the best rooftops for drinks in the Big Apple, and I don’t say that lightly — it’s rare I get the chance to escape to a rooftop, let alone on a weeknight, for some lovely bites and cocktails. Get the English Muffin Burger, but not before you’ve started things off with some Crispy Potatoes. Wash it down with a Kentucky Cooler, a delightfully delicious bourbon-rouge vermouth-campari concoction that was surprisingly perfect for summer — especially on a hot night. If you happen to be in NYC this weekend or in the months ahead, squeeze in some time to visit the Rooftop at Pier 17 — no regrets to be found anywhere (and a heck of a view to go along with it!). Now onto the rest of today’s Friday Read. Start your weekend the right way here, will you?

The right accessories can make all the difference when it comes to your #OOTD — that’s why I’m re-upping my post on the best men’s sunglasses (and you should check out my own post on this blog covering another pair of must-have sunglasses). Any one of those pairs could be the perfect way to soak up some rays.

  • Let’s keep talking about the best men’s gear, shall we? On that note, I also covered the best messenger bags for men over at The Manual, featuring tried-and-true, favorite brands like WP Standard (as seen on my Instagram) and a few others I’m sure you’ll recognize. Time to gear up!
  • Lastly, let’s have a little fun before we start the weekend. You surely know Todd Snyder, my favorite American menswear designer — and assuredly, a favorite of yours, as well. But did you know that Mr. Snyder recently put his stamp on a custom-made, investment-level car? Yes indeed, the Todd Snyder FJ43 Land Cruiser is iconic and one-of-a-kind. Head to GearMoose to get the full scoop via my latest feature for that site.

One last time before we head out of here for a few days: I’d implore you to check out my favorite menswear picks for the rest of summer, featuring an indigo Western shirt, classic men’s chinos and plenty more wearable picks for any day of the week. OK, that’s all for now — cheers!