The Thursday Buy: The Filson Mackinaw Wool Work Jacket is the Warmest Jacket You Can Buy This Fall

When the going gets tough this fall — or at least, when temperatures start to finally drop in earnest — the tough, and the stylish, shop Filson’s New Arrivals for one of the best fall jackets for men. Sometimes, it’s just that simple, and that’s why I’m keeping today’s Thursday Buy (relatively) short and (relatively) sweet. Hopefully, you’re well-acquainted with Filson and the company’s penchant for producing tough-as-nails gear for more than a century, including iconic picks like the Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser.

Now, you can add the seriously durable, stylish-yet-warm Filson Mackinaw Wool Work Jacket to that list (and to your wardrobe). Brisk fall weather doesn’t stand a chance with this burly, effective work jacket, done up in an eye-catching multi-color plaid (perfect for wearing with Filson blue jeans, for instance). The hefty Mackinaw wool is the stuff of legend, meaning you can wear this jacket on into winter, too.

Best fall jacket for men.

Front button snap pockets offer room for your everyday carry, while the hip-length fit allows you to move around easily when wearing this jacket — during work or during a happy hour beer-sipping session. For my money’s worth, it doesn’t get more rugged or essential than a Filson work jacket for fall. Go forth accordingly, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: This Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt is One of the Best Men’s Shirts for Fall

Best fall shirts for men.

If you’ve been keeping up with the happenings here at your Brooklyn style blog, you know that fall menswear essentials are the name of the game through and through right now, and you certainly (hopefully?) know that Bonobos is one of the best places to shop for fall menswear. In fact, we just talked on Monday about how the famed menswear E-commerce brand is making some of the best men’s jeans, so let’s take another deep dive into something they do so well.

I’m talking, of course, about the fact that Bonobos makes one of the best men’s shirts for fall, that pleasingly rugged and durable denim shirt you see at the top of the page. Yes indeed, the Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt is an unexpected pick from a company best known for making some of the best chinos for men, but it’s going to serve you very well as the thermostat drops (I guarantee it).

With the well-made Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt, it all comes down to fit and fabric, as you’d expect from a company that was founded on those very principles. Here, the versatile Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt in a pleasingly faded shade of blue is made from a blend of 98 percent cotton and 2 percent elastane. That stretch makes the aptly named Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt comfortable to wear, easy to move around in and easy to layer, of course.

The contrast stitching adds some nice visual appeal, while the buttondown collar gives it a bit of casual polish. Ifyou ask me, you could wear the Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt with your favorite fall blazer as readily as you could style it atop one of the best henleys for men for more rugged style. Of course, the sub-$100 Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt also wears exceptionally well with a pair of the best chinos for men from the famed brand, so make sure you shop accordingly this season, my friends.

The Tuesday Steal: Save Big on the Best Men’s Basics with the Goodlife Clothing Vault

Best men's casual basics.

It turns out that sometimes, you can indeed get the best of both worlds when shopping for the best basics for men. Yes, that means you can save on shopping for things like the best T-shirts for men while also getting the premium quality every guy’s wardrobe needs. Take it from this Brooklyn writer: Once you discover what it’s like to upgrade your T-shirt with, say, a brand like Goodlife Clothing, you’ll never want to go back to the old way. It’s the crux of today’s Tuesday Steal, so let’s keep on scrolling, shall we?

I’ve had plenty of chances over the past few weeks and months to try out Goodlife’s super-soft T-shirts and basics. With that in mind, I can confidently tell you that if you dive into the Goodlife Vault, you’re going to enjoy the process just as much. Helpfully, the Goodlife Vault has all of the best basics for men you could possibly want, from hoodies to pocket T-shirts to one of the best men’s henleys.

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Plenty of popular Goodlife Clothing styles are marked down beyond 50 percent, a huge positive if your basics rotation could use a refresh. That includes expertly sunfaded crew neck and pocket T-shirts, for instance.

The Goodlife Vault also features jogger pants, bomber jackets and a long-sleeve T-shirt or two. Yessir, the Goodlife Vault has some stellar markdowns on stellar styles, although these picks are selling quickly — so you should act quickly in return, right? You’re absolutely correct. Happy shopping!

See Now, Buy Now: The Bonobos All-Season Jeans are Some of the Best-Fitting Jeans for Men

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As you search high and low for the best men’s style essentials on the market, you should know that reliability is key. At least, that’s what we think here at The Style Guide. That is to say, if you find a brand — like Bonobos — that consistently gets things right when it comes to details, fabric and fit, then they’re worthy of your continued support.

So while you might know Bonobos for making some of the best chinos for men, they’re also quite adept at delivering some of the best pants for men — across all categories, including denim. Yes indeed, that means the new Bonobos All-Season Jeans could just become your new favorite pair of denim.

The idea behind the Bonobos All-Season Jeans is simple: Craft a pair of classic men’s blue jeans you can wear reliably (there’s that word again!) across all four seasons, with plenty of fit, color and wash combinations available. That’s just like the famed Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos, for instance. The best-fitting pants on the market are a big part of the Bonobos DNA, and the Bonobos All-Season Jeans don’t skimp on that promise.

Bonobos blue jeans for men.

Take your pick from four fit options (ranging from Slim to Athletic), and rest easy knowing that there are also plenty of sizes available in virtually every color and wash of the Bonobos All-Season Jeans. They’re also made from a blend of cotton, TENCEL and elastane — think durability and stretch in spades. Note that you can also find the Bonobos All-Season Jeans in plenty of rich shades of indigo for distinctive fades and aging.

And for good measure, premium metal hardware also helps elevate the Bonobos All-Season Jeans — wear them in a biz casual setting with your favorite fall blazer, or use them as a weekend style move alongside one of the best men’s henleys. When it comes to fit and fabric, Bonobos always seems to win out.

The Sunday Sale: Save 50 Percent On these New Chukka Sneakers at Huckberry

If you’re the type of guy who never feels like he has enough stylish sneakers in his rotation — especially some of the best on-sale sneakers — then today’s post is going to be right up your alley. We’re heading over to Huckberry to shop the always-excellent Huckberry Sale section, and I’d say you’re going to love the results. The sneakers in question are the durable, rugged and fall-ready OBRA Heavy Suede Chukkas, the sort of sneaker hybrid that blends a high-top and a chukka, and here’s the catch: Your new favorite sneakers are 50 percent off right now. Yes, that’s right: You’re saving 50 percent on some durable, sustainable sneakers.

Best men's sneakers for fall.

What’s the catch? Well, these sneakers are final sale, so you’ll have to shop carefully, but because they’re coming from Huckberry, care and attention to detail is the name of the game. The OBRA Heavy Suede Chukkas use soft Brazilian suede set atop a sturdy Brazilian rubber outsole for traction and grip, while the rubber-wrapped toe offers even more durability.

The chukka design wears well in place of regular high-top sneakers, so feel free to rock these with your favorite fall style essentials, including hard-working blue indigo denim and timeless light grey chinos. For under $80 via the Huckberry Sale section, you won’t find a better pair of men’s sneakers to shop this fall — trust me on that.

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater – Fall’s Most Rugged Cardigan

Best men's cardigan for fall

My friends, it’s like I keep saying: There’s no time like the present to properly layer up for fall, and it’s easier than ever to get prepared thanks to one of the best men’s cardigans to hit the market in some time. You might recognize the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater from this very blog, because it’s a personal favorite and just one among many of the best men’s style essentials made by the legendary-yet-modern menswear brand out of San Francisco.

Yes indeed, if I had to guess, I’d say the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater is going to become an essential, rugged, highly warm and highly stylish menswear move for the rest of the season, and I’d urge you to act quickly to make it yours. It’s the optimal sweater to join other rugged, classic menswear picks from the brand, including some of the best men’s boots for fall and classic Taylor Stitch shirting, and it just gets better from there.

Most rugged fall cardigan for men.

This classic men’s cardigan is just part of what awaits you within the well-stocked Taylor Stitch New Arrivals section, and it’s not hard to see why the company brought back one of the best men’s sweaters for fall and winter. The Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater is made from sustainable, 100 hundred percent Better Cotton (part of the Better Cotton Initiative), which means it’s both eco-friendly and easy to layer up over everything from a Taylor Stitch henley to a Taylor Stitch shirt.

Plus, the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater features handsome details like horn buttons — which turns this from a house sweater into a rugged-yet-refined cardigan you can wear out and about — plus a rugged, throwback-oriented shawl collar that frames your face.

The Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater gets all the details, no matter whether you select the Rust or Charcoal colors. Given that you can rock this at the office, on the road or at home, the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater (at $168) is a worthy fall and winter menswear investment. Shop accordingly today, my friends.

The Friday Read: The Killers, The Best Anorak Jackets & A New Taylor Stitch Bomber

Ladies and gentlemen, brought to you by way of fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada: The Killers. Hopefully, you recognize the frontman of said legendary modern band at the top of the page, of course. Fittingly, it’s another momentous Friday in my neck of the woods (just as with NYFW last week!), all because I had the lucky chance and extreme privilege to see one of my favorite bands play just a few short days ago.

That’s right: My fall is kicking off in fine, high-voltage, rollicking fashion, as I trekked South to Orlando to see the iconic Brandon Flowers & co. stop through the city on their fall tour — and it won’t be the last time I see them in the weeks ahead, either.

Of course, you can keep up with all the fun on my Instagram, but it’s bigger than that: I’ve long admired Brandon Flowers (and The Killers) for their sense of style, certainly, along with a deep drive and sense of ambition, passion, work ethic and showmanship. In fact, lest we forget, I had the chance to interview Mr. Flowers himself for Esquire.com last year — it’s still a highlight of my work as a freelance writer. I could go on, but for now, I’m still thinking of that stellar show — and looking forward to a standout weekend in Orlando with family! Again, you can keep up with all the fun on my Instagram. Cheers & let’s start this weekend in style, shall we?

Best men's bomber jacket for fall
  • Today’s first style highlight of the week is a fitting one, seeing as we were just talking about a lead singer with a penchant for stylish outerwear. Now, I don’t know whether Mr. Flowers is a fan of San Francisco menswear purveyors Taylor Stitch, but if you are, then you’re in luck: I just wrote about one of the best new bomber jackets on the blog yesterday. Happy shopping, my friends.
  • Speaking of stylish outerwear once more, here’s another suggestion to outfit you for fall adventures. Layer up to hit the trail or head to your cabin — or an upstate getaway — wearing one of the best anorak jackets. Helpfully, I dove into the best options for the season over at AskMen. Let’s get right to it, folks.
  • Here’s one more style pick to add to your wish list today. The art of fine watchmaking is something I’ve continued to learn about over the years, especially writing for Maxim.com, which is why it was such a pleasure to cover the newest Longines luxury timepiece earlier this week. Add it to your wish list, folks.

That’ll wrap things up today here on the blog, as I’ve got some Orlando exploration on the docket (and a theme park visit or two lined up!). As always, thanks for reading — now, do me a favor and go listen to The Killers!

The Thursday Buy: Billy Reid’s Western Shirt is Your New Favorite Fall Shirt

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s crucial to have variety within your wardrobe, especially menswear essentials that blend two key ingredients at the same time. It’s something of a specialty of Billy Reid: Taking something a bit rugged and a bit classic, and merging them together seamlessly. One only need look at the Billy Reid Western Shirt to get the idea. It’s got the classic looks of a Western shirt, with just a touch of rugged design all the while, and that makes it your new favorite shirt for fall.

Trust me on that, and be sure to look around the rest of the seriously well-designed Billy Reid New Arrivals section to get some of the best menswear for fall (and beyond). The Alabama-based designer already does a standout job crafting some of the best men’s shirts, what with touches that are both refined and yet wearable just about anywhere, and the Billy Reid Western Shirt is no exception. Now, it can be tough finding Billy Reid gear on sale, but this pick-up is worth it at full price.

What makes the Billy Reid Western Shirt so essential? Well, all things Western are certainly on trend right now, yet they don’t overdo it. This blue-meets-green multi-plaid design is eye-catching yet wearable with classic picks like tan chinos or inky blue denim, and small contrasting touches like white buttons offer a touch of visually appealing style, too.

Contrast stitching helps set the Billy Reid Western Shirt apart, too. On days when you want to class up your favorite fall blazer with a unique shirting touch, or on days when you simply want to throw on a stylish, grab-and-go shirt, this investment-level option is your best bet.

See Now, Buy Now: This Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket is a New Fall Style Must-Have

Best bomber jacket for men.

When building out your perfect menswear wardrobe, the real key lies in being prepared for as many situations as possible, especially as you hunt for fall men’s style essentials. Perfect is a lofty goal, to be sure, and the bar is set quite high, but shopping classic picks from San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch — like one of the best men’s bomber jackets, is a great place to start. And my friends, the Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Bark Ever Wax clears that high bar as far as the proper blend of style and utility is concerned, no doubt about it.

You’ll find it, of course, within the digital shelves of the Taylor Stitch New Arrivals section, a great place to go to shop and save on the best men’s boots and so much more. And the Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Bark Ever Wax lives up to its billing quite handily, starting with the custom-made, 100 percent plant-based waxed organic cotton fabric blend developed for Taylor Stitch by Scotland’s Halley Stevenson.

Best fall jackets for men.

You might call that fabric “the good stuff,” since the rugged design of the Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Bark Ever Wax is going to make it ready for plenty of blustery fall weather. It’s finished off with the brand’s custom 100 percent organic cotton lining (detailed with old-school San Francisco maps), and the Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Bark Ever Wax gets an even more weather-ready touch with wool-blend collar, cuff and hem ribbed detailing.

Better still is the fact that this rugged bomber jacket features antique brass hardware for good measure. And yes, while the Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Bark Ever Wax is pricier than your average jacket at $298, there’s no question it’s worth the investment. Shop now and gear up accordingly for fall, my friends.

The Tuesday Steal: Save 50 Percent On this Rugged Workshirt at Huckberry

Best men's workshirt for fall

Take it from your favorite Brooklyn style writer (ha!) — you’d be surprised what you can find in terms of the best men’s style essentials when you set your mind to tracking down a stellar deal, like searching for one of the best men’s workshirts. That’s the focus of today’s Tuesday Steal, of course, and today’s standout find — the Wythe New York Indio Workshirt — retails for a stunning 50 percent off within the Huckberry Sale section. That’s right: A durable, premium indigo workshirt is now up for grabs for less than $100, with plenty of sizes still available as of right now.

Best workshirt for men

Why go with the rugged, hard-wearing and well-made Wythe Indigo Workshirt? It’s simple, really. It’s hard to find a versatile men’s workshirt made from an easy-to-layer cotton and indigo blend — that’s the sort of fabric that’s going to prove breathable and easy to layer through early fall. On top of that, the use of indigo-dyed yarns is an expensive process that yields impressive results, so again, the fact that this workshirt goes for less than $100 right now is impressive in its own right.

Use the front button chest pockets to hold your everyday carry essentials, use this workshirt as a top layer over everything from one of the best men’s henleys to an easygoing slub T-shirt, and be sure you’re mixing and matching everything from blue indigo denim (yes, it can be done!) to classic tan chinos. Your new favorite workshirt is 50 percent off for a limited time, so be sure to stock up now.