See Now, Buy Now: This Buck Mason Shawl Cardigan is One of the Best Men’s Winter Sweaters

Perhaps you’ve experienced this phenomenon recently: Dealing with a frigid day without one of the best men’s winter sweaters as part of your style rotation. It’s not all that fun, is it? And if you’re caught off-guard without a cozy, well-made sweater — say, the exceptional Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan — then the going only gets tougher from there. That’s why we’re here today, though: To get you outfitted properly for cold temperatures in style, and we’re going to do it with one of the best cardigans for men from a lauded retailer that knows plenty about rugged, essential and classic men’s style. Perhaps you know Buck Mason for the brand’s well-stocked Last Chance Sale section, featuring stellar deals on durable, great-looking menswear, or perhaps from the brand’s prowess at producing one of the best winter jackets for men.

Either way, you can be sure you’re in for a treat when it comes to the search for one of the best men’s winter sweaters, no doubt about it. Naturally, it’s the specs on the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan that help separate it from the pack, including the fabric that makes up this very cozy winter sweater. Using merino and cashmere wool for softness and warmth, Buck Mason has nailed the perfect formula when it comes to rugged appeal and comfort.

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The Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan is a sweater that doesn’t cut any corners in terms of delivering standout style and a thick, warming knit. It’s an ideal sweater to throw on at a moment’s notice for blustery winter days, especially if you happen to be hitting the road to an upstate cabin or a winter weekend. Think of the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan like a casual-yet-necessary upgrade ‘over your favorite zip hoodie — it’ll prove just as warm and comfortable, but with plenty of stylish appeal to wear with other menswear staples like a Buck Mason Oxford shirt and expertly faded Buck Mason jeans.

Plus, the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan is certainly going to give you some bang for your buck, with durable utility to wear in the great outdoors alongside a waxed trucker jacket, yet style points that work back at the office with a pair of the best chinos for men. Of course, the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan retails for $225, but you’re getting exceptional warmth, timeless style and comfort on the road and at home. Take your pick between two colorways when it comes to the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan, and rest easy knowing the Charcoal Grey shade in particular (my personal favorite) just gets the job done any way you wear it. Consider your search for one of the best men’s sweaters over (for now, at least). Job well-done, Buck Mason.

The Sunday Sale: Head to UNCRATE for 50 Percent Off this Rugged Taylor Stitch Jacket

It’s pretty rare — no, exceptionally rare — to find one of the best jackets for men on sale for 50 percent off, and it’s even more rare when that jacket just so happens to be the Taylor Stitch Dispatch Jacket. Now, the key here is that you’re not finding this jacket in the brand’s Taylor Stitch Workshop. No sir, you need to scour the pages of the UNCRATE Supply Surplus Shop to get one of the best menswear discounts this Brooklyn style writer has seen in quite some time. If you’ve checked out the blog in the past, you know that the UNCRATE Surplus Section is a highly reliable spot for the best discount gear and goods for men, across the board in several categories. In fact, if you’ve read any of my UNCRATE reviews or had the chance to shop the UNCRATE Surplus Sale, you know for a fact the deals aren’t to be missed, and that’s certainly true when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Dispatch Jacket. The best part, of course, is that this rugged jacket retails for $99, marked down from $188. How’s that for a deal on one of the best jackets for men

The specs on the Taylor Stitch Dispatch Jacket are precisely what you’d expect from the lauded retailer, starting with the fact that the San Fran brand has updated the vintage trucker jacket silhouette with a more modern fit for modern times. The Taylor Stitch Dispatch Jacket features cool, distinctive front pleats and removes the chest pockets for a streamlined look. It’s made from organic cotton corduroy, all the better to wear now atop a classic crewneck sweatshirt with slim blue jeans. You can then rock the Taylor Stitch Dispatch Jacket over your favorite T-shirt for lightweight layering come spring and summer. Act now to score 50 percent off your new favorite jacket, then reap the rewards when it comes to the style and versatility of the Taylor Stitch Dispatch Jacket.

Style Pick of the Week: Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic Watch – The Best Investment-Level Watch to Shop Now

I’d wager that if you’re reading this blog, you’re willing to do your research when it comes to investing in, for example, one of the best men’s watches from a brand like Shinola, right? In fact, I’d bet you’re willing to dig in and do the work when it comes to tracking plenty of the best gear for men, be it finding the best leather boots for men or layering up with a best-selling men’s shirt jacket. This approach will certainly serve you well when it comes to finding and selecting the perfect watch to wear on your wrist every day, with just about every single ensemble you can dream up. Allow me, then, in that case, to introduce you to the iconic, expertly crafted, dressy-yet-rugged Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic, an exceptional watch with a price tag to match (it retails for $1,650 at Shinola, as it were).

Now, if you’ve read the blog, you know that I’ve shared a Shinola review or two singing the praises of the Detroit-based brand. That trend isn’t going to let up any time soon. The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic, like all Shinola men’s watches, is made with exacting attention to detail and incredible materials befitting of the higher price tag (most Shinola watches for men retail for under $1,000).

While with some luxury watches, you’re really paying for the designer name as much as the watch itself, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic defies convention and packs in a whole lot of excellent technical specs to go along with the now-iconic Shinola name. Designed as an homage to the 1920s and Michigan rumrunners during Prohibition, it’s an elegant yet hard-wearing watch that looks incredible and performs just as nicely. The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic features an intricate 26-jewel automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. This is a very good thing: The power reserve allows the watch to keep running accurately even when you’re not wearing it, because an automatic watch like this one winds according to the wearer’s wrist movement. In short. the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic, without getting overly technical, is carefully designed, hard-working and supremely stylish.

About those style points, though. The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic features a handsome brushed bronze case and a visually striking, slightly larger 43mm case diameter. That means it stands out more on your wrist and is less of a dress watch, and more of a watch to wear with rugged menswear like one of the best men’s chambray shirts, dark blue denim and brown leather boots. Of course, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic looks great with just about anything you pair it up with (even a worsted wool suit!, That’s true whether you rock it with the additional leather strap (shown here) or the khaki nylon field watch strap. In either iteration, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic is a wearable work of art befitting of the heftier price tag. It’s one of the best watches for men and one of the best investment-level timepieces to consider adding to your collection.

The Friday Read: The Tie Bar Semi-Annual Sale, The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts & Home Goods at UNCRATE

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The end of another work week looms, and perhaps, a return to the office has you thinking: You need to upgrade your office wardrobe in 2022. How to do that, when you might very well be rusty at dressing up properly? I can’t give you all the tips, but I can direct you towards The Tie Bar Semi-Annual Sale, a whopping final sale offering with discounts on the best office menswear, from shirts to ties to pocket squares. Now through January 18th, get an extra 25 percent off thousands of sale items, including items already marked down 30-50 percent. So, you’re essentially looking at as much as 75 percent off at The Tie Bar this weekend into next week. Sounds too good to be true, right? Not once you start shopping, that is. It’s time to suit up again, my friends.

Of course, if you’re first looking to take on more athleisure-minded pursuits while refreshing your wardrobe, that’s perfectly acceptable, too (might I point you toward these sustainable quilted sweatpants for weekend errands and even day hikes?). There’s lots to consider when refreshing your wardrobe (and home goods!) for a new year, which I myself have been thinking about through frosty Brooklyn days. I’ll have some laidback time in the borough to consider it all across these next few days, with writing on tap for the Huckberry Journal and an exciting project in the works soon for Bespoke Post. I’m making sure to shake things up from sweats with a pair of the best men’s jeans, too. It’s all happening, and I’d invite you to check out the rest of today’s Friday Read to sort your weekend shopping and style. Cheers!

  • There’s no shortage of occasions to prepare yourself for this winter, right? That goes for office-minded dressing (don’t forget about the The Tie Bar Semi-Annual Sale), but it’s also important to ensure your space at home is in good order, too. Particularly if you want a retreat when you return home, and especially if you’re still working for home, I love the well-curated, thoughtful and rugged-yet-refined offering of home goods at UNCRATE right now, including the handsome D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace Candle shown above. It’s the little touches that make the difference, and that could be one of the best candles for your home right now.
  • As with outfitting yourself for the office or outfitting your home, I’m all about carefully considered details. If you’ve read the blog, you know that extends to the wristwatch you wear, too. Perhaps you’re familiar with VAER Watches, an acclaimed and fast-growing maker of the best men’s watches specializing in both quartz (battery-powered) watches and a full section of the best automatic watches for men. They focus on casual, rugged field watches and classically elegant, yet hard-wearing, dive watches, all of which are reasonably priced and very well-made. Give them a look the next time your watch collection needs a refresh.
  • It’s just about the right time to start plotting out your Valentine’s Day, right? Or perhaps you’re in search of some *ahem* recommendations to forward on to your partner, yes? You’re in luck, because I wrote all about the coolest, best non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts for him over at SPY.com. These picks are anything but ordinary, if I do say so myself. Let me know what you think in the comments.
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That’ll wrap up today’s edition of the Friday Read, hopefully, leaving you with enough time to check out The Tie Bar’s Semi-Annual Sale or shop for home goods at UNCRATE — what say you about that, ehh? Speaking of UNCRATE and other outstanding menswear, I’ve got quite the roundup to send you into your weekend. Check out my Monday blog post, if you please, to read all about the best new menswear at UNCRATE. Serious wardrobe upgrades await, my friends. Cheers again and thanks for reading!

The Thursday Buy: Bundle Up for Winter with This Rugged Belstaff Jacket from UNCRATE

I’ve talked a lot lately about the search for one of the best men’s jackets for winter. ‘Tis the season, right? If that sentiment rings particularly true with you today, then I can assure you that you’ll love the jacket in question we’re talking about from UNCRATE Supply and Belstaff. You see, the rugged and hard-wearing Belstaff Patrol Jacket goes above and beyond what you might have in your closet currently, and it does so in a big, big way. It’s one of the best men’s winter jackets for good reason, made with all the heritage and history you know and love from the famed British brand — this is very good news for your current collection of jackets, because it’s going to amp things up in a hurry.

It also makes sense that you’re able to score this luxurious yet hard-wearing jacket from UNCRATE, which has already proven a reliable source for the best boots for men and the best winter menswear, to name but a few standout offerings. Yes indeed, you’d do well to ensure the Belstaff Patrol Jacket graces your shoulders the next time you step out the door this season. But why, precisely? I’m glad you asked, my friends.

The remarkable Belstaff Patrol Jacket is, first and foremost, a remarkably rugged and exceptionally well-made jacket, and one that’s inspired by the open road. The waxed cotton build is tough as nails and resists water and wind, crucial as you hit the road and hit the trail this season. And the Belstaff Patrol Jacket also gets the details right, down to the quilted lining for extra warmth and the iconic corduroy collar. Black hardware gives this jacket a sleek and versatile look, the kind you can pair with some of the best blue jeans for men and some comfortable yet durable leather boots.

Now, you don’t get all this versatility and dependable style without a bit of an investment, and the Belstaff Patrol Jacket clocks in at a higher price tag than other jackets in your rotation. It retails for $850 at UNCRATE, but when you consider the fact that this jacket is finished off with a quilted winter lining for all-day warmth, it’s certainly worth investing in the Belstaff Patrol Jacket. Belstaff, most importantly, doesn’t cut corners when it comes to next-level quality and design, and that’s part of what makes the Belstaff Patrol Jacket such an essential piece of winter outerwear. Layer up accordingly, folks.

See Now, Buy Now: These R.M. Williams Chelsea Boots from Huckberry are the Best Winter Dress Boots

Navigating the treacherous terrain that comes with winter weather is a pretty daunting task if you’re not equipped with some of the best men’s boots, but how to best get through these slippery, snowy times in style? It’s simple, yet somewhat complicated: For those times when you need to look your best, be it date night, happy hour or a jam-packed day back at the office, step into some of the best dress boots for men to stay on your feet in style. See? Easy as that. OK, not quite, but the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots are an ideal solution to blending comfort and style, plus some winter-friendly traction in spades. For the uninitiated, R.M. Williams have been making incredibly hard-wearing, high-quality footwear in Australia since 1932 — to say they know what they’re doing is an understatement.

Sure, the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots aren’t quite a super-thick pair of snow boots or a pair of the best moc toe boots for men, so you might want to save them if the occasion is particularly snowy (or better still, pack them in your favorite everyday carry essential so you can change later). But for demanding winter days where sharp style is of the utmost importance, the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots get the job done reliably, and then some.

It’s also a mark of good quality — to say the least — that these rugged-yet-dressy boots are sold by Huckberry, one of the best online retailers for men. The R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots get the Huckberry seal of approval for plenty of reasons, including what Huckberry calls a “supple and durable” leather upper, not to mention the specially designed non-slip rubber welt sole. The sole itself can also be swapped out after excessive wear, although it’ll likely be sometime before you end up having any issues with the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots.

You can also take your pick between two handsome and elegant shades of leather (Dark Tan or Black) — either pair of the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots will prove highly versatile whether paired up with a slim pair of blue jeans, the best pair of corduroy pants or even your finest wool suit for winter. These boots are also carefully crafted from just one piece of leather, an added touch that elevates the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots into a wearable piece of luxury. Remember: The no-slip rubber sole is really what makes them some of the best winter dress boots for men. When you need to keep moving through city streets with style and utility in mind, step into the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots — your feet will thank you.

The Tuesday Steal: Take $60 Off this Billy Reid Sweatshirt Right Now

Now, here’s the thing with shopping the best menswear deals: They tend to go quickly, which is why you’d do well to stock up on the stylish, classic men’s sweatshirt it’s $60 off at Billy Reid ($138, versus $198). That’s quite the deal, especially when the brand in question is led by one of the country’s best menswear designers, Billy Reid. It’s all part of the outstanding and fast-selling Billy Reid Winter Clearance, so I’d do yourself a favor and act quickly. Now, if you’ve read any of my Billy Reid reviews, you know that the Alabama-based brand takes a distinctly cosmopolitan approach to menswear, upgrading classic pieces with refined touches in a way that only Billy Reid can do. Take the Billy Reid Dover Sweatshirt seen here, after all. It’s one of the best men’s sweatshirts in its own right, made in Peru from a medium-weight cotton blend that’s not too overwhelming for layering atop, say one of the best men’s winter shirts. It then gets a neat, rugged upgrade thanks to leather sleeve patches for a tough of old-school cool. Yes indeed, they simply don’t make ’em like the Billy Reid Dover Sweatshirt anymore, except for, well, Billy Reid.

If you weren’t convinced already by that standout deal, just know that the Billy Reid Winter Clearance is moving quickly and won’t be around for very long. It’s rare to find deals on stylish shirting, essential knits, classic sweaters, some of the best men’s denim and more, particularly when you consider the fact that Billy Reid menswear can get quite pricey on its own. Even the Billy Reid Dover Sweatshirt normally retails for close to $200, so seeing $60 get knocked off the purchase price is a very welcome sight indeed. When you want plentiful menswear deals, it’s the Billy Reid Winter Clearance you should shop right now. If you end up scoring this sweatshirt, let me know in the comments. Happy shopping and saving, my friends!

The List: Buy the Best New Men’s Gear, Shoes & More from UNCRATE This Week

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I’d wager you’ve got plenty of favorite retailers, places you turn towards when you need an upgrade in several areas of your life — yes? And I’d hope UNCRATE, one of the best online shops for men, sits near the very top of that list. They’ve long been a reliable source for the coolest gear on the planet, be it one-of-a-kind outerwear, remarkable watches, beautiful home goods, the best men’s sneakers and more, all with an eye toward making you the most stylish version of your self. The UNCRATE Supply Shop is carefully curated and expertly stocked, and it’s a great place to go to give every part of your wardrobe a shot in the arm. With that being said, let’s keep the new year rolling: Here are the best new men’s gear picks to buy right now at UNCRATE.

The Best Men’s Gear to Shop This Year at UNCRATE

Timex M79 Batman Watch — $279

Here’s the amazing thing about UNCRATE: They always seem to be digging up the coolest men’s gear in every possible category, surprising you at every turn with finds like one of the best affordable men’s watches.

Outerknown Blanket Shirt — $148

Far and away, this sustainably made organic cotton shirt is one of the best men’s shirts at UNCRATE and elsewhere. It’s both an overshirt to pair with your favorite henley and a soft-washed shirt made to be worn all on its own. Pick it up now in a neutral Heather Grey colorway.

Danner Mountain Light Wallowa Boots — $400

It’s hard to top the rugged durability and heritage style of these Danner hiking boots, based on an archival 1970s design. Invest in this pair of the best leather boots and reap the rewards on plenty of adventures.

Grado x UNCRATE 2000E Headphones — $1,400

Here’s an investment-level pick for you: The best headphones to buy right now, made with all the enviable specs you could dream up. Internal parts include touches of maple, resulting in exceptional sound quality.

Taylor Stitch Waxed Bomber Jacket — $298

The good folks at UNCRATE know a winning brand when they see one, and of course, San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch (makers of one of the best men’s chambray shirts) is that very brand. This tough bomber jacket is one of the best men’s jackets to buy now and wear into spring.

uKEG Pressurized Growler — $159

UNCRATE does plenty more than just stock and sell things like one of the best men’s jackets, and that’s clear when you consider this exceptionally cool uKEG growler, one of the best gifts to get the beer lover (or yourself!) any time of year.

Alright, are you ready to gear up for the rest of winter the right way? That is to say, with plenty of the very best new men’s gear picks from UNCRATE? I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but love the fact that the site carries everything from one of the best men’s jackets to an eye-catching uKEG growler, some of the best leather boots and much more. If you like what you see, and if you end up buying anything, let me know in the comments below. Happy shopping, my friends!

The Sunday Sale: Start the New Year in Style with the Best Discount Menswear at Bespoke Post

As a new year dawns and continues to roll right along, I’d wager you’re probably looking for solutions and tips on how to dress in style for a new year, right? There are plenty of the best online retailers for men that can help you upgrade your wardrobe in a hurry, and at more affordable prices than you might think. Such is the case with Bespoke Post, the NYC-based retailer that stocks and sells some of the very best menswear and gear on the market. They’re a great place for the best gifts for men, to be sure, and the Bespoke Post Sale section is an always well-stocked way to shake up your style in a hurry. Especially coming off a jam-packed holiday season, saving some dough on the best men’s style essentials is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, right? No doubt about it. Of course, you can (and should!) use the site as an essential source for the best subscription boxes for men, among other gear picks, but again, the Bespoke Post Sale section is often your best bet these days. What exactly will you find within its digital confines? I’m glad you asked.

Similar to my friends at Huckberry, another site that delivers some of the coolest gear for men, you’ll find something for everyone — truly — within Bespoke Post’s shelves. Below are a few quick highlights from yours truly.

Now, to be fair, that’s just a small cross-section of the incredible gear and the incredible discounts you’ll find within the Bespoke Post Sale section, because yet again, they’ve got something for every taste, style and budget. Here’s to starting the new year off the right way: With the best gear for men close at hand. Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt – The Best Men’s Winter Sweatshirt

Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Antique Grey Mix

Is there any designer out there that does it better than Todd Snyder when it comes to taking classic menswear staples and then making them fresh and modern? It’s up for debate, but there’s no question that with the Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt (part of the excellent Todd Snyder + Champion partnership), he’s done it once again. For nearly a decade now, the Iowa-born Snyder (one of my favorite designers and one of the country’s best menswear designers) has worked with top brands like Champion to redefine the menswear game, turning once-purely functional, rugged pieces like the crewneck sweatshirt into bona fide style statements. Now, I’ve written plenty of Todd Snyder reviews on sweatshirts just like this, but it’s always worth revisiting as things get better each year in terms of style and design.

That’s what makes the Todd Snyder + Champion collaboration so cool to see, given that it results in pieces you can wear far beyond the confines of the gym, like the Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt. The specs are an homage to past, highly durable crewneck sweatshirts, including the 18oz. French terry fabric that’s been garment-dyed for extra softness. It’s also the perfect sort of layer to wear with anything, including a rugged Todd Snyder waxed trucker jacket or Todd Snyder’s quilted shirt jacket — it only gets better from there, though.

Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Dark Cobalt

The Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt has plenty of features to love, including added visual details like a chest pocket (added by Snyder himself in the original design), plus the contrast V-stitching at the neck for both durability and an old-school throwback touch. Raglan sleeve stitching is also a throwback Champion design touch that helps cement just how cool the Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt really is — what’s not to love about a throwback approach? The hits keep coming, so to speak, with the Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt, which is available in a stunning and highly versatile 12 colors.

That means there’s a shade of the Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt to match with just about anything in your wardrobe, be it laidback Todd Snyder sweatshorts in the warmer months or hard-wearing Japanese selvedge denim in the colder months. The Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt is also fairly priced at under $100, making it a more-than-reasonable purchase when you consider that you can rock it under everything from a flannel shirt to a winter herringbone blazer. For classic style in casual and even business casual situations, make the Todd Snyder Midweight Pocket Sweatshirt your go-to winter style move.