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.

The Friday Read: Tommy Stinson, The Best Non-Alcoholic Beers & New Gear from Myles Apparel

My friends, let’s jump on into a new year and into another winter weekend, one which technically happens to be the first full weekend of 2022. If you’ve got fitness resolutions aplenty on your list right now, then the latest performance gear from Myles Apparel should set you on the path to a happy and healthy start to 2022. Specifically, the brand dropped the Myles Apparel Momentum Active Track Pants earlier this week, with all the right specs to bolster any training sessions on your to-do list. Made with a quick-drying blend of nylon and spandex, they look and feel great, and they’re more than ready for whatever workouts you throw their way. How’s that for starting 2022 with some of the best workout gear for a new year, right? Not bad at all, if you ask me. Oh, and just remember: You get free U.S. shipping on orders of more than $100. Stock up ASAP, folks.

Now that you’ve conquered the gear you need for weekend workouts, how about some music and relaxation? Of course, you very well might know that I also write about indie music for Atwood Magazine, and I run a music and menswear newsletter. It’s with both of those pursuits in mind that I’m so excited to head down to Norfolk, Virginia as we speak to see legendary rock n’roller Tommy Stinson (of The Replacements fame) play a small show in the famed Virginia city! I previously wrote about Stinson’s career in The Replacements, and my love of the band, over at InsideHook. Now, I won’t be covering the show, but I’ll be enjoying tunes safely all the same, and I’ll be packing some of my favorite travel menswear and gear, too. To keep up with all of the action, be sure to follow me on Instagram. In the meantime, let’s get to the rest of today’s Friday Read!

  • If you’re undertaking Dry January, then my congrats and best wishes to you, as moderation is crucial these days. It’s with that approach in mind that I wrote about the best non-alcoholic beers for Dry January, packing plenty of sudsy flavor into a low-cal, no-booze can. Head to SPY to check out my picks, folks.
  • We’re not quite out of the woods yet in terms of reacquainting ourselves with how to get dressed in style for the office. The next time you need to suit up, be it for date night, a meeting or a winter wedding, refer to my handy guide to the best winter suits for men over at Fatherly. It’s got everything you need, and then some.

I talked above about one of the best men’s weekender bags from Shinola, so in the spirit of winter travel and the best gear on the market, here’s another blog post to get your mindset squared away. Keep it tuned here to The Style Guide to read about the best Shinola duffel bag for men. It’s going to get you from point A to point B in style, and after all, shouldn’t that be the goal of every weekend? Happy shopping, safe travels and thanks for reading, folks!

The Thursday Buy: The Mott and Bow Staple Jeans Are a Classic Men’s Style Pick for the New Year

As we roll into the new year, do you have any New Year’s style resolutions for 2022? Maybe? Maybe not? Or rather, not quite yet? If you’re just getting yours in order, or if you already know that you want to start the new year in classic style, might I suggest the Mott and Bow Staple Jeans. They’re as sharp a pair of men’s jeans as you’re apt to find, for starters. No matter how long you’ve been interested in upgrading your style (and especially if it’s a new focus for you this year), then the best men’s classic blue jeans are always a solid bet to get things started. Mott and Bow already makes plenty of the most versatile men’s jeans, and the Mott and Bow Staple Jeans are just the latest in a long line of do-anything, go-anywhere style picks. Heck, Mott and Bow also makes some of the best sweatpants for men, if it’s particularly laidback style you need, but let’s focus on some crisp, timeless blue jeans, shall we? The list of positive attributes when it comes to the Mott and Bow Staple Jeans is quite long, starting with the fact that you can get ’em in three reliable fits (Skinny, Slim and Straight).

Of course, the Mott and Bow Staple Jeans also come in three highly wearable shades, from a razor-sharp Dark Blue (ideal for wearing to the office with a herringbone blazer and an Oxford shirt this winter) to a more casual Medium Blue iteration. The secret behind these jeans, though, is the fabric. It’s been a key focus since Mott and Bow launched nearly a decade ago, and in this instance, they’ve used Italian cotton denim with dynamic stretch for a highly comfortable yet crisp fit and feel. The overall fabric weight on the Mott and Bow Staple Jeans is 11.5oz., which is solid yet feels more lightweight thanks to the stretch factor (2 percent elastane and 6 percent polyester). For the Straight Fit Mott and Bow Staple Jeans, waist sizes run up to 42, with inseam sizes up to 34 at the time of this writing.

The great thing is, the Mott and Bow Staple Jeans are available with free shipping and returns, so you can try out the best size and fit for your wardrobe and body type. And they wouldn’t be the best jeans for men without the sort of wear-with-anything versatility you won’t find with just any brand. Wear the Dark Blue pair with everything from a merino T-shirt to your favorite henley, and then dress ’em up with a Mott and Bow crewneck sweater for perfectly casual Friday office style. The Mott and Bow Staple Jeans check all the right boxes to start the new year, especially if you want style that’s as good as it gets.

See Now, Buy Now: This Bespoke Post Sweater is One of the Best Men’s Winter Sweaters Right Now

I always appreciate the chance to check out a brand that’s practically a one-stop shop for the best menswear on the market, especially when the Web site in question is Bespoke Post. Hopefully, you’re familiar with the NYC-based company through my Bespoke Post reviews over the years. If not, know that with Bespoke Post, you’re getting everything from the best men’s subscription boxes — curated and sent out every single month — along with a selection of some of the coolest gear and menswear on the market. And that’s certainly the case with the Line of Trade Starboard Donegal Sweater, one of the best men’s winter sweaters you can shop right this very instant. Think of it like an ideal style upgrade to start the new year, offered up at a ridiculously low price (below $80) and featuring all the rugged, versatile style you could hope for these days.

Line of Trade is one of the in-house brands at Bespoke Post, designed and dreamed up by the team to give you instant access to highly wearable, highly versatile menswear and style gear. That includes the newly launched Line of Trade Starboard Donegal Sweater, which arrives just in time for chilly January weather. It’s made with 60 percent wool, along with added nylon and acrylic for durability and a hint of easygoing stretch, and it only gets better from there.

The fact that the Line of Trade Starboard Donegal Sweater is so affordable is a huge benefit, but Bespoke Post certainly doesn’t skimp on quality or style points, either. Take your pick from three currently available, fast-selling color options, each of which would wear well with your favorite pair of classic blue jeans or with tan chinos, to name but two daily staples. The Line of Trade Starboard Donegal Sweater also stands apart from the pack thanks to faux suede elbow patches for old-school style appeal, plus ribbed turn-up cuffs. It’s the kind of sweater you can wear on its own over one of the best long-sleeve shirts alongside some tapered weekend joggers, but you should also look for every opportunity available to dress up the ever-excellent Line of Trade Starboard Donegal Sweater.

To me, that means you can wear this handsome and refined sweater with wool trousers and some of the best men’s Chelsea boots, or else with dark blue jeans and rugged lace-up boots for a bit of high-low style. In any of the three colors currently available, the Line of Trade Starboard Donegal Sweater is going to look simply exceptional, whether worn casually or with rugged good looks in mind. Layer it under a waxed trucker jacket to hit the trail (and then a brewery) this winter, or wear it to the office to shake up your seasonal style rotation. Line of Trade’s Donegal sweater simply gets the job done at a low, low price.

The Tuesday Steal: The Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt Is The Best On-Sale Shirt to Shop Now

The Ledge Shirt in Deep Sea Plaid | Men's Shirts | TS

Is there a better place to go to get more bang for your buck on menswear essentials than the always-well-stocked Taylor Stitch Workshop? It seems that rarely a day goes by, or a week, when the Taylor Stitch Workshop isn’t stocked with on-sale choices on the best men’s gear. Of course, stocked is a bit misleading, as the famed San Francisco brand still has to go about producing its menswear staples after each piece (like the rugged and ready-for-anything Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt) is funded by loyal customers. But that being said, it’s worth the wait, and that’s an understatement when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt, the best on-sale men’s shirt to shop right now.

Over the years, Taylor Stitch has consistently come up with ways to top itself, which really is saying something when you consider the fact that Taylor Stitch reviews (including some by yours truly!) have raved about the brand — and rightfully so. The Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt distills everything you love about the rugged-yet-versatile brand into one go-anywhere shirt that’s here just in time for a fitting new wardrobe refresh.

What exactly goes into the stellar and expertly crafted Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt? Only a little bit of everything, as with any standout Taylor Stitch release. The rich 100 percent organic cotton, in a layering-friendly 7oz. weight, is washed for a soft feel right out of the box, the kind that’s only going to get softer the more you wear it. Of course, you’ll want to wear the Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt all the time, be it atop a Taylor Stitch henley or a Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, or even another stylish purchase from the Taylor Stitch Workshop.

The Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt can act as both a stylish standalone shirt or a mid-layer atop a thermal shirt and beneath a rugged waxed trucker jacket, for instance. If the weather is breezy rather than frigid, the Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt even acts as a reliable shirt jacket-style layer, and it’s a classic one, at that: The Deep Sea Plaid colorway is as good as it gets. It’ll wear nicely with dark indigo jeans or classic Taylor Stitch chinos, and that’s the type of versatility that can’t be beat these days. Wear it as a workshirt, wear it as a comfortable layer for weekend lounging, or wear it underneath a winter blazer – just make sure the Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt is in your rotation while it’s still in the Workshop at Taylor Stitch.

The List: Buy These Stylish Gear Picks to Start the New Year from Huckberry

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Can you believe it’s 2022? I certainly can’t, and just as I said when kicking off the year last year, well, it’s even tougher to believe it’s already time to get back into the swing of things by checking out some of the best new gear picks for a new year. As with anything, be it a new diet, a new fitness routine or another new set of goals, these first few days of January provide much-needed perspective and a reset button of sorts as you plot the days, weeks and months ahead. In the past, I’ve asked about your New Year’s style resolutions, but if you’ve indeed resolved to dress better, why not start things off on the right foot and invest in some of the best new menswear from Huckberry?

Each of the picks below are a bit pricier than average, but all the more worth it when you consider the wear you’ll get out of them for years to come. These picks can serve as the centerpiece of an outfit, or they can be combined among themselves or with other wardrobe picks to really drive home versatile style. It really is that simple — here are some of my favorite picks to get you started off on the right foot (in some cases, literally) this year. Cheers!

The Best New Menswear to Buy for 2022 at Huckberry

Danner x Huckberry Vertigo 917 Gold Rush Boots — $245

Want to quite literally start the year on the right foot? Lace up some of the best boots for men from Huckberry and Danner, as previously covered by yours truly on the blog. These are as good as it gets for stylish, active pursuits (and they’ve been selling quickly, to boot).

Schott Plaid Wool Blend CPO Shirt — $140

If your winter wardrobe still feels like it’s missing something — say, one of the best men’s shirt jackets on the market — then this reliably rugged CPO shirt jacket from Schott is the way to go. It’s the perfect way to give your off-duty wardrobe a shot in the arm this winter.

Marathon Navigator Date Watch — $380

The right watch is an underrated accessory that can amp up even the most casual outfits, particularly ones with picks like the best weekend pants (more on that in a second). So, this well-crafted, stylish field watch from Marathon is an ideal addition to your list of everyday carry essentials.

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

I’ve taken the time in my Flint and Tinder review to sing the praises of these durable, wear-with-anything five-pocket pants, and they’re a perfect pick-up for the new year. Take them to the office then out to the bar and back with ease. I’d call them the best men’s pants to buy right now.

R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Chelsea Boots — $495

Want a pair of dress Chelsea boots that step things up a notch from the Huckberry x Danner boots shown earlier? These handsome, perfectly rugged yet supremely sharp R.M. Williams Chelsea boots are an ideal purchase right now.

Marine Layer Crewneck Sweater — $125

Made with a blend of recycled polyester and cotton, this textured sweater is a crisp-but-casual men’s winter sweater to wear with just about anything, but especially a white Oxford shirt, a pair of the best men’s pants and those well-made men’s Chelsea boots shown above. Get to it, folks!

Are you feeling inspired and ready to start the new year in style? It can be tough to revamp your wardrobe right after the holidays, especially in terms of budget, but if you invest in just a few solid pieces and build from there, your work will begin to pay serious dividends. Take one of the best winter sweaters, for instance, and team it with a pair of dress Chelsea boots, an Oxford shirt and some of the best men’s pants, and just like that, you’re ready for a night on the town or a day at the office — that’s all there is to it sometimes. Happy shopping and Happy New Year!

The Sunday Sale: Get this Versatile Everlane Overshirt for Under $100

When faced with the opportunity to revamp your men’s style essentials to start the new year off with a bang, well, I’d say you shouldn’t let that chance pass you by. That brings us to Everlane‘s latest and greatest, one of the best men’s overshirts on the market available for a standout deal right now (try under $100, for starters). Everlane already does plenty right when it comes to designing stylish picks for the modern man, from some of the best new shoes for men to a rugged flannel chore jacket fit for cold weather. That same design approach, focused on versatile essentials done the right way, also extends to the Everlane Heavyweight Flannel Overshirt, which just so happens to retail for under $100 right now.

It’s the sort of deal worthy of being covered in our Sunday Sale series, even if it’s not technically a sale. You see, Everlane is able to offer low prices on menswear staples for both cold and warm weather thanks to its production model, which cuts out the middleman and offers a direct window right into its factories. So, think sustainable materials and wear-with-anything designs, all without the markup. The Everlane Heavyweight Flannel Overshirt checks off all the proper boxes and then some, using a 100 percent cotton twill that clocks in at 8 ounces. Plus, it’s tough to top the vibrant blue colorway shown above when it comes to shaking up your winter style rotation.

These specs make it a true overshirt you can wear for cold weather atop your favorite henley and alongside some Everlane men’s denim. The Everlane Heavyweight Flannel Overshirt is a piece to be worn and appreciated for cold-weather, casual days aplenty. And the fact that it’s currently available for under $100 and comes in an astonishing six colors? That makes the Everlane Heavyweight Flannel Overshirt perhaps the best overshirt for men. Stock up accordingly, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Proof Volt Parka – The Best Men’s Winter Jacket for Layering

Now that we’ve incredibly hit the first of the new year, believe it or not, let’s turn our attention to the matter at hand: Snapping up one of the best men’s winter jackets for immediate winter warmth and plenty of style. Of course, Huckberry is the place to go for said winter jacket, and as to be expected with the San Francisco retailer, they’re doing a little bit more than just stocking and selling any old winter parka. No sir, the Proof Volt Parka is probably one of the coolest winter jackets this Brooklyn writer has seen, and that’s a compliment of the highest order.

If you quite literally want a jacket that’s engineered to deliver heat with the touch of a button, you’ve found it in the Proof Volt Parka. That’s right: This durable winter parka is built with three battery-powered heating panels within the jacket itself (one back panel and two chest panels), making it unlike any winter jacket on the market. It’s the kind of innovation seemingly only Huckberry can dream up, and that’s great news for yourself and anyone else who wants one of the best men’s winter jackets.

It’s like a warm hug to lift your soul through cold winter days, but beyond that, the Proof Volt Parka is simply a great winter jacket for layering and seasonal excursions, innovative technology aside. The nylon shell, made with stretch fabric for ease of movement, is coated with DWR technology to take on blustery winter winds and snowy weather. And beyond just those helpful and remarkable heating panels, the Proof Volt Parka features down insulation to deliver stunning warmth all on its own, especially when layered with one of the best thermal shirts and a rugged flannel overshirt. The rest of the specs on the Proof Volt Parka are also too good to pass up, from the metallic lining (made to store heat from the battery packs) to the useful drawstring hood. Equipped with an energy-efficient rechargeable battery (which you’ll have to snag on your own), the heating panels can last for up to 8 hours in especially chilly conditions.

For hitting the slopes, hitting the road or hitting the town, there might not be a better jacket to have in your wardrobe and on your shoulders than the ready-for-anything Proof Volt Parka. It’s more expensive than your average winter jacket, sure, but then again, that’s the Huckberry difference. If you do manage to snag it, let me know on Twitter. Cheers and here’s to the new year!

The Friday Read: The Filson Winter Clearing Sale, New Gear at UNCRATE & Deals on Myles Apparel

Winter Clearing | Take 40% Off Select Filson Goods

My friends, welcome to a holiday Friday and New Year’s Eve, if you can believe it or not! I’m ever so grateful you’ve taken time out of your holidays — and your work day, and your weekend — to read this blog throughout the year and particularly today. When I started this blog back in college eight years ago, I had no idea where it would help take me (I.E. New York City for fashion PR and freelance writing). I could go on and on, but for now, thank you and Happy New Year! Let’s close out the year the right way. For me, that means keeping a weather eye out on the best menswear deals, especially the deal at the top of the page: The Filson Winter Clearing Sale, a rare chance to get 40 percent off select goods through January 17th at one of the best online menswear stores. A sale like this doesn’t come around very often, to be sure. Of course, my Filson reviews have covered the brand’s legendary array of hard-working goods, and these offerings are no different. How’s that to close out one year and start the next, right? Sounds pretty ideal to me.

So, you’ve got a menswear sale to shop. What’s on your the rest of your agenda today for New Year’s Eve? If your plans include a safe seasonal gathering to end the year, you might want to check out my guide to what to wear on New Year’s Eve for The Manual, particularly if your plans involve a refined evening party. Time to suit up, folks! Before the evening rolls around though, I’ve got just a few more picks for you to read about and shop today as we close out 2021. Here’s to an “onward and upward” start to 2022, and here’s to a safe, happy and healthy New Year’s Eve. Cheers!

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  • In search of one of the best watches for men to start the new year, or really, are you on the hunt for any of the best men’s gear right now? I’ve talked about this resource before, but undoubtedly, the UNCRATE Supply Shop is my recommendation for covetable, drool-worthy and investment-level menswear in each and every category you can dream up. Consider this another reminder as we start the new year that UNCRATE serves up the coolest gear for men.
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  • Let’s dive into one more winter style pick to send you off into your weekend, shall we? The naval-born peacoat, a staple of the high seas, is one of the coolest and best men’s jackets for winter you can buy, with all the warmth and style you could dream up. With that being said, I wrote about the best peacoats for men over at Fatherly, featuring an appearance from a personal favorite, the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat. Time to bundle up, folks!

Well, my friends, that’s all I’ve got for you as we (incredibly) close out 2021 and look towards a better and brighter 2022. Thanks so much for reading, for shopping the blog and for supporting my work — again, it means the world! And with that being said, here’s but one more reading item for you to peruse as we roll into a new year. The best leather boots for men, especially a pair from HELM, come in mighty handy in all situations, especially this blustery winter season. I wrote all about the Austin-based brand, making footwear that’s assuredly part of stepping into a new year in style. Once again, Happy New Year and here’s to a stylish 2022!

The Thursday Buy: Wellen’s Quilted Sweatpants are the Best Men’s Sweatpants to Buy Right Now

If you ask me, we’re still in the midst of the holiday season, or at the very least, we’re still in the midst of the perfect time of year to stock up on some of the best men’s sweatpants. I’m talking, in this case, about the best men’s sweatpants to buy now, especially as we head into what should be a very laidback, very relaxed post-holiday, pre-2022 weekend. Of course, the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants will still serve you mighty well through the rest of winter, and that’s why you’d do very well to pick them up right now. They’re part of an entire line of sustainable style essentials delivered to you courtesy of Wellen, the in-house brand at Huckberry that focuses on using regenerative fabrics to craft the coolest menswear around. The fact that Wellen menswear is also often ideal for laidback lounging and luxury is an added bonus in my book. When it comes to the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants, the difference is in the details, and in the best way possible.

And those details are every bit as exceptional as you might expect, including the use of soft organic cotton that results in a comfortable fit and feel like no other. Yes indeed, the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants are just about perfect in every which way, and it helps that the quilted design itself is both visually interesting and a step up from athletic logo sweatpants. You shouldn’t be surprised, because Wellen menswear is different in the best possible ways.

As Wellen says, the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants are “endlessly comfortable, effortlessly cool,” and one glance should prove that quite handily. The garment-washed finish makes ’em comfortable and easy to wear right out of the box, especially with your favorite henley and some cozy house slippers. Of course, the tapered cut and elastic cuffs turn the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants into a pair of sweatpants you can actually wear out of the house, and that’s no joke. When it comes to these, some of the best men’s sweatpants, take your pick from the crisp Navy option or a breezy Moss version, each of which should wear well with neutral style staples like a grey crewneck sweater or a thermal shirt.

Even the smaller points on the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants are admirable, including recycled polyester buttons to really drive home the brand’s trademark sustainability. No matter which option you select when it comes to the Wellen Quilted Sweatpants, you’re getting one of the very best pairs of durable, sustainable and stylish sweatpants on the market, and that’s just a fact.