See Now, Buy Now: These Truman Boot Co. Boots Are Your New Favorite Pair

You’re stepping out this spring in rugged leather boots, mark my words.

Don’t waste any time this spring finding your new favorite pair of leather boots — there’s a very high probability they could in fact be the stylish leather boots in question pictured above. How so? And why is now (early April) the right time to continue wearing a pair of rugged leather boots, even as the weather warms ever so slightly? Well, for starters, the Truman Boot Co. Service Boots aren’t your average pair of boots — they’re made for any season and nearly any set of weather conditions. Plus, who said you had to put limits on when you decide to wear your favorite rugged leather boots, right? Yes indeed. The right pair of leather boots can function easily as the mercury starts to climb, especially if you focus on pairing said boots with the right spring style essentials (so, think laidback picks like faded blue denim and a classic T-shirt, among others). But you might still be wondering about the specs of these boots, given the price tag ($420 at Huckberry) — right? So, let’s dive on in.

SHOP: The Truman Boot Co. Service Boots 

Top-notch quality and construction sets these tough leather boots apart.

Tough, go-anywhere leather boots aren’t easy to make — Truman Boot Co. knows this, and that’s why they get that critical Huckberry stamp of approval. The Peanut colorway shown here is exclusive to the lauded San Francisco retailers, and the use of Waxy Commander leather (sourced from Leeds in the U.K.) ensures extra durability and quality. The Goodyear welt and protective toe box offer both dependability and style points — the cap toe profile gives these boots just a bit more visual interest than your average pair. And that visual interest? Well, that means you can wear these Truman Boot Co. boots with everything from slim tan chinos, a white slub tee and a denim jacket to a classic navy cotton blazer and blue denim. They’re tough and rugged, yet not as overwhelmingly heavy as your durable snow boots — again, that gives them spring-ready styling potential. Consider them a new go-to pair of leather boots for this season, then be sure to keep them close at hand through the spring.

SHOP: The Truman Boot Co. Service Boots 

#OOTD: Layer Up with A Stylish Spring Jacket This Season

When spring weather comes knocking on your door — be it on a blustery weekend or before a casual day at the home office — you best be prepared to get out there and get after it. That’s why we’re telling you all about your new favorite spring jacket today on the blog. A brief spoiler: It’s a rugged chore coat that just so happens to be highly versatile, seeing as it can both replace your blazer and act as an able-bodied companion when dressing to head to your favorite brewery for a delicious (to-go!) spring beer. The key with this ensemble, as with most entries in our #OOTD series, lies in the fact that you can blend these pieces seamlessly all season long, no matter where you’ve got to go. So, you’ll find reliable numbers like a classic Oxford shirt, to go along with rugged leather boots and a dependable dive watch (to be more specific, a durable pilot chronograph). Slim chinos are also along for the ride here, which is part of the reason this look can work at the office or at home. Heck, when you’re dropping that kind of cash on spring style essentials, it’s in your best interest to make sure said gear is as versatile as possible, right? Right. Now, I won’t spoil the rest of this  #OOTD, so keep scrolling to check out your new favorite gear for spring.

A tough chore coat meets other menswear classics for unstoppable spring style.

Alright, my friends — did this ensemble give you some ideas as to how to wear your new favorite spring jacket? Possibly? I sure hope so — it’s geared up to help you get out there and explore this spring (or just hang at your local bar or coffee shop when the time comes). Complementary picks like one of the best Oxford shirts add even more versatility and go-anywhere style, while some of the best men’s chinos make this look just a bit sharper. Lest we forget, you’re also going to be rocking one of the best men’s tees for spring for added layering and warmth on chilly days. What’s more, your accessories are also on-point — a classic stainless steel dive watch helps out with that, as does the tough-as-ever Filson Dryden Briefcase (it’s a hit whether on the road or working from your favorite coffee shop). Accent this entire look with a true seasonal grooming essential: A classic solid cologne from Duke Cannon x Budweiser, sure to impress anyone who’s in your immediate vicinity. When taken all together, this look is rugged, classic and dependable — exactly the kind of style you want this spring. To see how I’m dressing this season, head to my Instagram.

 

The List: Here’s All The Best New Gear You Need This Month

The right jacket for the job — among this week’s other gear picks.

Contemplating what to buy and what to wear this spring? Contemplate no more — this week’s edition of The List has all the best new gear to  buy right now, from your new favorite spring jacket (shown above) to essential leather dress shoes, stylish spring shirting and plenty more. These are trying times we live in, but the best gear is still a must, even if you make use of it for solo hikes rather than crowded bar jaunts. For times like these, where blustery weather can often get the best of you, you need gear that can pass muster — that goes for the office as well as happy hour. Starting with the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker  shown above, I promise we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get right to it.

Relwen Peached Sailcloth Tanker — $298

Durable, dependable and ready to layer.

The time has come to layer up with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s an indisputable fact that the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker is the right jacket for the job. It’s water and wind-resistant, and made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend. It’s the perfect jacket for spring travel, I should think.

HELM Boots Nils Natural Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Clean, sleek dress shoes for your next spring wedding or day on the job.

You know those stylish leather dress shoes I mentioned above? Here they are, courtesy of Austin-based HELM Boots. They’re classic leather dress shoes made from leather that’ll only get better over time. Wear them with slim charcoal chinos this spring. On that note …

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Slate — $98

Step out just about anywhere in these stylish pants.

As reliable a standy as it gets — and a longtime favorite of the blog — the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (especially in the Slate shade shown here) are some of the best men’s five-pocket pants your money can buy, perfect to pair with classic leather dress shoes and a crisp Oxford shirt any day of the week (more on that in a moment, though).

Buck Mason Perfect Oxford One Pocket Shirt — $95

A newly classic Oxford shirt up for the taking.

Are you sensing the start of a great ensemble here? From some of the best men’s five-pocket pants to the inclusion of classic leather dress shoes, all that’s missing is an essential Oxford shirt. In a fitting early spring color, Buck Mason steps up and delivers your new favorite shirt.

Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie in Heather Grey — $118

The best hooded sweatshirt for your weekend style pursuits.

Hey, not every day is going to be a day to throw on an Oxford shirt and head to the office. For casual weekend style pursuits, the best men’s hooded sweatshirt will do. And with that, you need the Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie. Wear it over a classic slub tee. Which reminds me …

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Tee — $162 (6-Pack)

A 6-pack of classic tees you can wear as often as you please for spring.

Get a stylish T-shirt for (nearly) every day of the week — and in classic, versatile, easy-to-layer colors from Mott and Bow. The quality is evident when it comes to these, seeing as they’re made with the same care as the brand’s stylish denim. All that adds up to some of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, easily.

Grayers Olsen Stripe Shirt — $88

The right striped shirt for all your spring style needs.

Grayers delivers the stylish, breezy shirt you need for spring, and then some. This striped short-sleeve buttondown is made from soft, comfortable fabric, so it’s ideal to pair with, say, some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy polo to wear with your new favorite chinos (and more).

Speaking of stylish short-sleeve shirts for spring, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite polo — the Wellen Hemp Polo is ready for nearly anything, from happy hour to a day at the office.

About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch — $375

Durable, rugged and dependable — that’s what this watch brings to your collection.

What could be cooler or more essential for spring than a rugged dive watch? Especially one made with vintage style in mind? Folks, there’s truly not much, and that’s why this About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch is one of the best men’s dive watches to buy right now.

NICESTUFF Clothing Short-Sleeve Shirt — $115

The right short-sleeve shirt to reach for this spring.

As you can see from this post, we’re all about some of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for spring, especially this finely tailored and ever-so-slightly dressy number from NICESTUFF Clothing. It’s made with melange knit fabric and perfect for layering with a lightweight spring sweater (or wearing on its own, at that).

Relwen French Loop Crewneck — $118

A lightweight crewneck that’ll turn into an essential layer this spring.

Yes indeed, we turn to more gear from Relwen here — we started this post off with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s high time we kept things rolling with a stylish lightweight sweater. This French Terry crewneck is one of the best layers this season has to offer, undoubtedly.

VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers — $60

Classic and easygoing spring sneakers for everyday wear.

That’s right — for only $60, you’re getting some of the coolest men’s sneakers around, and from a fruitful partnership from two iconic brands. These two-tone VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers are as good as it gets. Wear ’em with a stylish lightweight sweater and some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Rugged-yet0classic dark blue denim from Flint and Tinder.

OK, so we’re here again with some of the best men’s pants — and they’re coming once more from Flint and Tinder. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans have everything you love about a stylish pair of denim, yet they’re easier to wear thanks to that crucial stretch. In short, yes, they’re your new favorite pair of jeans.

Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker — $375

The perfect coffee maker for a perfect cup of coffee.

Hey, let’s close this roundup of the best men’s gear out with a real shot in the arm, ehh? For your weekend adventures and your workday pursuits, you need a great cup of coffee — and the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is assuredly going to deliver that to you.

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So, that brings us to the end of another edition of The List. What new spring gear do you have your eye on? Perhaps an essential home good like the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is going in your shopping cart? Or else, what about your work day style demands — in that regard, picks like classic leather dress shoes  or your new favorite shirt are the way to go. One thing is clear: The demands of the season, both in matters of style and weather, have never been greater — right? So, equip yourself accordingly, then let me know what you think of these gear picks on Twitter.

 

Style Pick of the Week: Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket

Here’s the rugged shirt jacket you’ll be wearing all spring.

Here we are on the verge of another spring weekend, and if it wasn’t clear by now, it should be clear to you starting, well, today: One of the best men’s shirt jackets is going to be an invaluable layer for this season, a  surefire go-to you’ll wear all the time. And with that being said, the Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket is as fine an example of any as an essential layer for spring. A tough, rugged-yet-versatile shirt jacket is just what a spring weekend like this one calls for, in fact. But right off the bat: If you’re not familiar with Grayers, this is a brand worth knowing (and wearing). The brand was born from co-founder Peter Georgiou’s time at Ralph Lauren and his love of history & menswear classics — Grayers was a nickname given to trousers worn by British schoolboys; these trousers eventually made their way to America as the country puts its own spin on prep classics. Pretty neat, right? And that same heritage and history carries through today with this military-inspired, rugged shirt jacket. It’s part of the excellent Grayers Spring Collection, which features classic shirting, durable outerwear and slim chinos (for example, the Grayers Newport Chinos as previously covered on the blog). But what makes the Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket stand out from a crowded field of spring layering options? Allow me.

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SHOP: The Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket

The details make the difference when it comes to Grayers.

The best shirt jackets for men feature some intangible (and tangible) qualities, for starters. The right shirt jacket should be able to function with ease atop everything from a classic white tee to your favorite henley — all the while, fitting trim but not too tight. The Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket checks these boxes quite nicely and looks great while doing it — the midweight cotton twill and Olive Night color ensure seasonally friendly versatility that’s so crucial this time of year. The details are also on point when it comes to this rugged shirt jacket. The shoulder epaulets channel seriously cool military style inspiration, while the front button chest pockets offer room for your everyday carry essentials (and then some). And as if this stylish shirt jacket wasn’t functional enough, it features both zip and front-button closures — those small touches make it the perfect spring travel jacket, especially when worn with, say, slim light wash denim and your favorite chukka boots. If you hadn’t yet considered the Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket to be indispensable in your spring wardrobe, it’s time to start thinking of it that way.

SHOP: The Grayers Ergo Shirt Jacket

The Friday Read: The Best Comedies on Amazon Prime, A Faherty Brand Sale & Supporting Small Businesses

Folks, thanks once again for swinging through to check out another Friday Read during evermore strange, trying times. If you’d like to take your mind off the news — and who wouldn’t, at this point?? — I submit to you one of the latest spring style essentials from Buck Mason. The Striped Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Crew is a perfect casual spring layering pick, one you can certainly wear atop a stylish Oxford shirt on a casual day  working from home, a solitary stroll or perhaps, a quick jaunt fo fill up your favorite growler at your favorite brewery. At least, I certainly hope that’s something you can access at the moment. As for me, I’ve been spending lots of time listening to my favorite records, drinking coffee, writing, and of course — during the week — holding down the fort at my social media agency day job (from afar, naturally). My writing work is ongoing at GearMoose if you’re of the mind to stock up on some new EDC essentials or other key gear picks, too. In fact, I just wrote about some of the best hand creams for men, a crucial necessity as we all head to the sink more and more to keep our hands germ-free. Today’s Friday Read is going to focus on a healthy dose of menswear, but I’m also of the mind that you can do that while giving back. We’re looking at brands you know and love like Taylor Stitch, and maybe one or two you’re not as familiar with. If you want to keep up with what I’m reading and enjoying at the moment, follow me on Instagram. In the meantime, stay safe & thanks for reading.

Kick back and shop this standout menswear sale for a limited time.

  • Let’s dive into one of the best men’s sales to shop now, shall we? We all seem to have quite a bit more time to shop online these days, so why not check out the excellent Faherty Brand sitewide sale. In fact, you  can start with the outstanding Faherty Brand Movement Shirt, pictured above. Sitewide sales are a rarity coming from a retailer that makes some of the best men’s casual gear, so get ready to take 25 percent off SITEWIDE for a limited time, with the discount automatically applied at checkout. It’s a standout sale that’ll pay serious dividends in terms of breezy spring style essentials (as shown above!), so start shopping. Again, 25 percent off at Faherty Brand … it sounds great to me.
  • We’ve all been talking a lot lately about “flattening the curve” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and I’ve no doubt you’ve been doing your part. But what if … you could do more? Shop and give back at the same time, that is to say? Well, men’s lifestyle and golf brand Linksoul has launched a charity T-shirt campaign to give back to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and you’d do well to get acquainted with the cause. How does it work? Pre-order a limited-edition Linksoul T-shirt (designed by brand co-founder and artist Geoff Cunningham), and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the CDP. The limited-edition graphic T-shirts will ship out at the end of April, and right now, who couldn’t find a spot in their closet for a stylish tee that gives back? Do your part by visiting Linksoul online this weekend.
  • In the way of other neat and surprisingly positive news related to COVID-19, my good friends at Taylor Stitch have launched a new social campaign — #StandSmall — to support their favorite small businesses and encourage their followers do the same. The campaign features a #StandSmall directory that the brand is updating, and they’ll add your recommendations to the list! Be it through online or delivery orders, merch purchases or donations, I’m willing to bet your favorite local coffee shop, bar or restaurant is doing something to support its community  and its employees during this time.  On that note, Taylor Stitch launched a seriously cool coffee and menswear collab with Arizona creative shop and cafe FourTillFour that’s worth your time (I have some of the coffee on the way!).  Oh, and another note on Taylor Stitch: They’re running an indefinite 25 percent off sale. Get your hands on the best new men’s gear now.
  • To close things out: I’m guessing we could all use a little something to lift our spirits, yes? In that case, I’d suggest checking out the best comedies to watch on Amazon Prime (if in fact you have it) — Vulture curated this list, and there are some old-school throwbacks (pre-World War II) and new, under-the-radar sleepers (literally — “Under the Silver Lake” was a highly enjoyable watch for me last weekend). Enjoy!

That’s going to cap off this edition of The Friday Read. Ideally, you’ve got something new to watch, read or shop this weekend. I’d also recommend you check out the always-excellent mix of spring style essentials on display at Huckberry — they’ve not lost a step yet. Of course, the Huckberry Journal is a never-not-interesting take on what to read, shop and listen to during these trying times and weekends at home — I can’t recommend it enough for when you think you’ve run out of things to read or ways to enrich your mind. Alright, my friends: Be good to each other, stay safe, take care of yourself, and we’ll see you here tomorrow for my Style Pick of the Week. Thanks for reading!

-Beau

See Now, Buy Now: The Bespoke Post Indigo Box Has Spring’s Most Affordable Overshirt

Here’s your new favorite layer for spring — guaranteed.

Let’s get one thing straight: There might not be a better deal on the market than an expertly curated Bespoke Post Box, and there might not be a better overshirt for spring than the one found in the Bespoke Post Indigo Box. That seems to be the case whether you head out on a walk with a partner or go solo in the name of social distancing — this is the layer you need now, and then some. If you’ve read the blog before, you know that I personally can’t get enough when it comes to Bespoke Post Boxes — the variety, the versatility, the durability … it’s all on point. So, that’s where we are to start today’s See Now, Buy Now entry — who’s ready to hop right in with one of the best men’s overshirts? These early days of April can present a bit of a taxing challenge in terms of spring style essentials. In the morning, you might be dealing with gusty winds and rain on your commute, yet by the time happy hour rolls around, the sun is shining and that rain jacket is no longer needed. And yet … your wardrobe needs something else. It needs a rugged indigo overshirt, the kind of layer that works all day long, and atop menswear picks as varied as a slub T-shirt or a faded chambray shirt (yes, you can do denim on denim here).

SHOP: The Bespoke Post Indigo Box

The great thing about a rugged denim overshirt is, again, that critical versatility — we’re talking office-ready style (when layered atop a white Oxford shirt and paired with slim tan chinos), as well as the kind of rugged good looks that fit right in at your favorite brewery. But perhaps the best — and most crucial — part about this classic denim overshirt? The fact that it’s affordable as heck — just $45 when you sign up for Bespoke Post. That in and of itself means you’re getting monthly access to the kind of deals that can only be found in Bespoke Post Boxes, and they run the gamut from outdoor gear to menswear to home goods. And yes, the Bespoke Post Indigo Box is quite simply as good as it gets on the menswear front. If you haven’t considered the humble-yet-classic denim overshirt, now’s your chance to get on the bandwagon.

SHOP: The Bespoke Post Indigo Box

#OOTD: Try Out A New Way to Wear a Western Shirt for Spring

If you thought you had your spring style all figured out, well, think again. That’s not to say the menswear essentials you know and love for the season should be shelved in favor of today’s #OOTD — but consider this new guide to wearing a Western shirt as another addition to your arsenal of tricks (and great layers).Every guy needs to shake up his style now and then, even during a period of self-isolation, and this is but one way to do that. Simply put: Your new favorite spring shirt is coming at you courtesy of Taylor Stitch x Stetson, and features the rugged good looks and classic styling potential you need right now. Put simply, the below #OOTD is but another way to dress for both the work week (yes, even at home!) and the weekend — pieces like one of the best spring jackets for men help ensure that versatility, as do rugged leather chukka boots. This is a look that’s going to go over very well, whether grabbing to-go coffee or to-go cocktails these days. Consider this the perfect hybrid of both daily style and weekend-ready potential — the classic cool of a Western shirt is a unique change of pace from your favorite Oxford shirt (for example), but daily standbys like slim Mott and Bow chinos elevate things beyond the average. This is an ensemble you can throw on and then, well, forget about — but other people are going to notice, and in the right way. Casual, cool, rugged, versatile … can it get any better? Not quite. Check out the full look below, then let me know on Twitter where you plan to rock it.

Pairing up a rugged Western shirt with other menswear essentials.

There are quite a few ways to rock your new favorite spring shirt, and hopefully, this #OOTD has you thinking about how to take care of business. The key here has got to be the fact that this rugged Western shirt is just different enough from your standard fare, making it easy to wear at the office, on the weekend, at a spring music festival … and indeed, beyond that. When you pair up this Taylor Stitch shirt with the best men’s chinos and of course, one of the best spring jackets for men, you’re looking at the ultimate in go-anywhere versatility and style. To keep things moving forward in sharp style, throw on a pair of the most versatile men’s boots, then accent the entire look with the durable and affordable Timex Welton Watch — talk about a can’t-miss combo that’s both understated and extremely stylish at the same time. Topping things off (literally) with some Duke Cannon pomade keeps your hair sharp and in check, and you’re going to get around in functional, tough style with a rugged tote bag — again, go-anywhere versatility is critical. On the accessories front, this look wouldn’t be complete without some of the best socks for men — don’t overlook the little things, folks. Keep in mind that when your base is a tough spring jacket and a cool-as-can-be Western shirt, the world of possibilities is endless — well, nearly endless. To see what I’m wearing this spring, head to my Instagram.