See Now, Buy Now: Patagonia’s Performance Twill Jeans Are an Essential Pair of Fall Pants

Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans review

Durable, rugged performance jeans made from a hardwearing cotton twill blend from Patagonia.

What if I told you that you could get a pair of the best men’s jeans, and yet … so much more at the same time? The Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans are among the best jeans for men, and they double as a pair of rugged adventure pants that you’re going to be able to wear on a day trip, a grueling hike or just about anywhere else you see fit. Patagonia does as fine a job as any brand when it comes to balancing sustainability, rugged style and functionality, and as it were, the Performance Twill Jeans check all the right boxes. It all starts, naturally, with the right fabric blend. In this case, the Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans feature a weather-resistant blend of organic cotton and polyester for a comfort-stretch twill fabrication — see, how’s that for checking all the right boxes?

SHOP: The Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans 

Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans

One of six color options in which you can get the excellent Performance Twill Jeans from Patagonia.

These rugged outdoor pants really do blend the best of both worlds, from the slim fit and five-pocket design to the range of versatile colorways — making ’em much more like your favorite jeans than the average pair of hiking pants. The Performance Twill Jeans are made to move with you rather than work against you, complete with antique nickel rivets and plenty of durability.

The unique colorways (my personal favorite is Coriander Brown) provide terrific wearability alongside all your favorite style essentials, be it a Patagonia chore coat and henley combo or a crewneck T-shirt and your rugged denim jacket to dash out & fill up your craft beer growler. When it comes down to it, pants that can go on and off the trail are a surefire must-have this season — and the Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans get the job done handsomely. Game on.

SHOP: The Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans 

#OOTD: How to Wear a Leather Jacket for Fall — Anywhere

It’s here: Your finest hour, the best season of the year in menswear, and as great a time as any to dive into how to wear your leather jacket this season. The jacket in question, as you’ll see, is as recognizable a menswear classic as any: The Schott NYC Cafe Racer Jacket, which should prove incredibly easy to wear just about, well, anywhere this fall season. Heck, when you invest in one of the best leather jackets for men, you’ve got no excuse when it comes to making it work for you in plenty of style situations, as different as the world out there might still be. I’m thinking you can wear this rugged Schott leather jacket on a socially distanced road trip, on a day getaway to a  quiet lakefront, coastal or country town, or just zipping around back home stocking up on coffee, beer and the best whiskey for fall — in style, naturally.

When it comes to rugged-yet-classic style, you’ll find an  ever-versatile supporting cast, from one of the best denim shirts for men to one of the coolest men’s T-shirts, all helped along by some tough adventure boots and naturally, useful accessories like stylish Bluetooth headphones. Now, if that doesn’t get you in the spirit of fall style and fall layering, I’m not sure what will. To see how I’m dressing this fall, be sure to give me a follow on Instagram

How to wear a leather jacket

A classic black leather jacket, paired up with the coolest style essentials around.

See, didn’t I tell you this look was going to be great — and perfectly suited for fall? Kicking off an #OOTD with something as iconic as the Schott NYC Cafe Racer Jacket is a bold move that’ll actually pay dividends (especially when you can wear this cool black leather jacket to events in the future, like a real, live rock concert when the time comes). I’m certainly all for layering up this Schott leather jacket with the kind of useful picks that’ll bring you a lot of mileage this season, from your favorite denim shirt to a retro graphic tee and a pair of slim black denim for versatility in fall style and adventures aplenty.

Speaking of adventures, your Blundstone boots are a reliable and dependable style move this season, and they work in expert fashion alongside underrated accessories — take a  rugged field watch and one of the best leather belts for men, for starters. If you ask me, the most stylish way to stay warm in the fall chill is with a new Huckberry Beanie, and for road trips and park strolls aplenty, you should snag some of the best Bluetooth headphones for listening to your favorite music in style. What’s the ultimate pièce de résistance, though? Why, none other than Woodford Reserve Bourbon for rich fall cocktails and pleasingly refined fall sipping, folks (A reminder that Drizly can deliver it right to your door). A perfect fall #OOTD should work in harmony at each and every level, and that’s what this look does — all thanks to the Schott NYC Cafe Racer Jacket. Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter if you end up picking up this look.

The List: Start Your Week with the Best Men’s Style, Beer and Whiskey For Fall

A dependable and pleasingly rugged jacket for fall.

My friends, do you feel that slight chill in the air? The call of fall, the promise of (socially distanced) adventures and of course, the need for the best men’s gear for fall? It’s all ahead of us yet, and if you’ve not yet made plans for a getaway or a slight change of scenery, perhaps these forward-thinking picks — from a dependable Relwen jacket to a classic waxed chore coat — will be enough to reset your approach and get you thinking beyond the comforts of home this season. I know that’s where my mind has started to wander, so if you feel the same way, you best check out my favorite fall style picks below. Oh, and be sure to catch me on Instagram to see how I’m dressing for fall. Cheers to the season, my friends.

Relwen Quilted Tanker Jacket — $298

Relwen Quilted Tanker

Be prepared to layer up right now with your new favorite jacket for fall.

For layering up on the road and at home this season, you need one of the best quilted jackets from a brand you can assuredly trust: Relwen. With military heritage and top-notch performance at the forefront, this rugged fall jacket is one of the season’s best.

Oliver Cabell Wilson Waxed Rustic Boots — $268

The coolest leather boots for fall? Yes, quite possibly.

The best companion alongside a rugged fall jacket has got to be some equally rugged fall boots, like this premium pair of leather boots from the good folks at Oliver Cabell. Lace ’em up accordingly, my friends.

Everlane Slim-Fit Black Jeans — $68

Everlane Slim Fit Jeans

Sleek black jeans that’ll wear exceptionally well with the best men’s style essentials for fall.

Outfit yourself accordingly for fall with sleek, slim black jeans available at a highly agreeable price from one of the best men’s retailers around. Affordability, transparency and sustainability are the way to go this fall, folks.

Filson Mile Marker Coat — $219 via UNCRATE

Another reliable, unstoppably cool jacket for fall.

Get a discount on one of the best men’s jackets for fall over at UNCRATE, and then use it well. This Filson Mile Marker Coat, made from an easy-to-layer waxed canvas, is the stuff of legend, and of your own fall adventures.

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier — $10.99 (Six-Pack) via Drizly

Paulaner Oktoberfest

Get one of fall’s best beers here.

‘Tis the season to get an Oktoberfest six-pack delivered right to your door via Drizly, quicker than you can say “Cheers!” — is it not? Paulaner plays a huge role in the real-life Oktoberfest, so I’d say you should bring some of that flavor home this fall. Agreed?

Todd Snyder Brushed Cotton Cashmere Shirt — $178

Brushed Cotton Cashmere Twill Shirt in Grey

An incredibly well-made, luxurious twill shirt to wear all fall from Todd Snyder.

How about this luxurious men’s shirt for the fall season, ideally paired up alongside a fresh Oktoberfest beer and some Oliver Cabell boots, ehh? That’s as great a combo for the season as any, and this just might be one of the best men’s shirts for fall on the market

Alex Mill Sueded Jersey Henley — $65

Best men's henleys

A rugged henley made for layering or wearing all on its own for fall.

For all your fall weekend layering needs, consider one of the best men’s henleys for, well, pretty much any occasion. The Alex Mill Jersey Henley (a new offering at Huckberry) looks great on its own, and even better when layered under your favorite denim trucker jacket.

Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Trousers — $85

Buck Mason - Faded Black Venice Wash Brushed Loopback Trouser

Casual, comfortable, cool men’s pants for a seasonal weekend.

Cozy comfort mixed with polished style is everything during these days at home, and the Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Trousers combine the look of your favorite chinos with warm, comfortable and easygoing fabric. Call ’em the best men’s pants for fall.

Filson Field Flannel Shirt — $98

Filson Field Flannel Shirt

One of the most dependable men’s shirts for fall, no question.

For when you want to look great without overthinking it, throw on a rugged Filson shirt and call it good. The Filson Field Flannel Shirt looks great when worn around the bonfire, grabbing to-go beers or putting on another pot of coffee. That makes it one of the best men’s shirts around, in my estimation.

Patagonia Iron Forge Canvas Five-Pocket Pants — $75

Patagonia Iron Forge Pants

Rugged, abrasion-resistant pants for the great outdoors and casual style situations aplenty.

Alright, let’s talk about some of the best men’s pants to team up with your Filson Field Flannel Shirt (and plenty of other picks on this list, too). The Iron Forge Canvas Five-Pocket Pants from Patagonia assuredly offer critical fall style and performance, friends.

HELM Boots Cole Sneakers — $225

HELM Cole Sneakers

Some new favorite sneakers from a favorite boots brand — not bad, ehh?

We’ve talked about the HELM Boots Cole Sneakers before on the blog, and if you recall that conversation, you’ll recall that one of your favorite boot brands is now making some outdoor-ready sneakers. These leather sneakers channel hiking-inspired style and performance with rugged good looks.

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $188

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket

You won’t find a better fall layer than this one from Taylor Stitch.

The hits keep rolling when it comes to the best men’s jackets as produced by Taylor Stitch (who else??). The Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is a versatile stunner, easy to pair up with indigo denim or grey chinos — alongside Taylor Stitch boots — to deliver impeccable fall style.

Mott and Bow Slim Mosco Jeans — $96

Mott and Bow jeans

Cool, razor-sharp slim blue jeans from an excellent NYC retailer.

For fall and beyond, get some classic dark blue denim from Mott and Bow, a retailer you can trust when it comes to making some of the best men’s jeans (as you should well know from reading the blog!).

Rustico 5-Year Journal — $72

Rustico Travel Journal

A rugged and durable leather journal to bring with you on your fall travels.

Now that you’ve got the right fall outerwear like the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket  at the ready, it’s time to amp up your everyday carry essentials with this handsome leather journal from Rustico.

Pappy Van Winkle The Pappy Kit — $82 via Cool Material

The Pappy Kit

A fitting trio of Pappy Van Winkle essentials from Cool Material.

How covetable is Pappy Van Winkle whiskey? Very, very covetable indeed. This Pappy Kit as sold by Cool Material gives you just a little taste of the world’s best whiskey, via bourbon barrel-aged pepper sauce, brittle and maple syrup. Snap it ASAP.

Pappy Van Winkle’s 15-Year Family Reserve Whiskey — $1,429

Well, because I mentioned Pappy Van Winkle whiskey, why don’t we go ahead and have a little fun with it, ehh? Are you investing a pretty penny into getting your hands on some of the most hyped whiskey in the world? Yes, you sure are. Is this incredible whiskey from Pappy Van Winkle going to delight you and your family for years? Assuredly. Savor it now, folks.

Well, that visually stunning final note on Pappy Van Winkle whiskey brings another edition of The List to a fitting close. If you ask me, there are plenty of incredibly enviable, stylish essential men’s gear picks in today’s post, from some of the best men’s jeans to the Filson Field Flannel Shirt, to name just a few starters. I’m also a huge fan of the Iron Forge Canvas Five-Pocket Pants from Patagonia for fall adventures, not to mention the expertly crafted Filson Mile Marker Coat and the HELM Boots Cole Sneakers. If I had my way, I’d be able to add all of these picks into my wardrobe in a fall (with a spot of whiskey from Pappy Van Winkle to go along with it). But hey, a guy can dream. If you’ve got a surefire favorite from the above picks, let me know on Twitter or give me a shout in the comments below. Thanks for reading, folks!


The Sunday Sale: The Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is Back On Sale & Better Than Ever

Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket

One of the best leather jackets on the market at the moment.

Folks, you read the headline above right: The famed Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is back, but with a seriously cool twist that makes it one of the best leather jackets for fall. Yes indeed, it’s the Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket that’s here to storm the gates and stake its claim as your new favorite leather jacket, easily. Better still? It’s on sale via the Taylor Stitch Workshop for 20 percent off right now. Now, you might recall the Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket from a previous edition of the Sunday Sale, but rest assured that the Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket has enough bells and whistles to make it seriously worthy of consideration for your fall and winter wardrobe (it’ll ship right in time for Christmas, too!). It’s easily one of the coolest leather jackets your money can buy, featuring beautiful 3.5-oz. full-grain whiskey steerhide leather,  made by hand in partnership with lauded outerwear retailers Golden Bear. Seriously, how cool is that?

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket 

You really can’t go wrong with any Taylor Stitch moto jacket, and that’s just a fact.

Like all great leather jackets, it’s got the specs to stand up to just about anything, including flannel-lined pockets and a snap-tab band collar. Both those touches make it more than ready for the road or for a day trip, and you should be able to layer up other Taylor Stitch essentials with ease (a Taylor Stitch chambray shirt and rugged henley ought to do the trick!). Both the front of the jacket and the sleeve cuffs feature antique brass zippers for a bit of fine attention to detail, while articulated shoulders provide the ease of movement you need from a tough moto jacket like this one. To make a long story short, if you’re asking me if I think you should add the Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket to your collection … my answer is a definitive yes.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket 


Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Snap Jacket

Italian Suede Snap Dylan Jacket in Dark Brown

The coolest fall jacket your money can buy, guaranteed.

When new fall arrivals start to show up at Todd Snyder, it’s high time you start paying attention (at least, that’s what your Brooklyn menswear writer thinks). And when the Todd Snyder Fall Collection features what just so happens to be one of the best men’s jackets for fall — period — then it’s certainly worth considering the fact that you need this jacket in your life ASAP. The inimitable NYC menswear designer has outdone himself with the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Snap Jacket, a fresh and modern update of the denim jacket that takes the classic silhouette and revamps it with incredibly luxurious suede.

The result is one of the best jackets for men, one that’s an investment ($998 via Todd Snyder), and yet … undoubtedly worth it. No designer is taking modern menswear classics and shaking ’em up the way Mr. Snyder is, and that’s saying something. Take your pick from an incredible array of colors for this stylish trucker jacket, including Dark Brown, plus other rich fall shades like Rust, then be prepared for a world of fall style opportunities to open up.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Snap Jacket

Also available in seriously cool colors like Eucalyptus.

The great thing about the Todd Snyder Dylan Jacket is the versatility it gives you. The Italian calf suede and made-in-Italy construction are hallmarks of some of the finest quality around, while the tailored fit makes this classic trucker jacket wear as sharply as your favorite fall blazer — seriously. The rich color options are seriously cool for fall. This is the type of classic men’s jacket you can wear with anything in your wardrobe, be it a rugged henley and faded selvedge denim or a classic white Oxford shirt and tan chinos (FRYE leather boots sold separately).

Use the Todd Snyder Dylan Jacket  as a replacement for a blazer on your next Zoom call, or throw it on with slim black jeans, brown leather chukka boots and a classic white tee as a quick layer for to-go cocktails or brewery beers — how about it, ehh? And of course, when you want a sharp, functional jacket for your next road trip, this Todd Snyder jacket is the only way to go: Just check out the front snap chest pockets and side hip pockets for your everyday carry essentials. Naturally, if it’s a rugged-and-refined jacket for fall you seek, one that you can wear for a park stroll or a leisurely morning cofffee on your back deck, you want the simply excellent Todd Snyder Dylan Jacket. Heck, it’s  quite simply your new favorite piece of fall outerwear

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Snap Jacket


The Friday Read: The Best Fall Whiskey, the Best Pants for Fall and the Aston Martin Residence

Michter's Whiskey

Some of your new favorite fall whiskey? Quite possibly.

I don’t know about you, but as we kick off today’s Friday Read, I’m feeling more in the spirit of fall already, just by looking at the excellent lineup of Michter’s Whiskey above. I’m particularly a fan of Michter’s US-1 Kentucky Straight Rye, an exceptional whiskey to enjoy in an Old Fashioned (if you prefer a Rye Old Fashioned). As I’ve mentioned in my newsletter (The Style Guide In Brief — be sure to subscribe!), you can use alcohol delivery service Drizly to get some sent right to your door — how’s that for a Friday night, ehh? It’s with that sort of spirt that I’ve been enjoying fall in Brooklyn, including a few (safe) stops at excellent whiskey and craft beer bar Sycamore, which features a backyard and patio set-up that’s perfect for enjoying a cocktail under the stars while it’s still nice out. It’s the kind of place that serves Michter’s Whiskey, too — a great spot, all in all.

For your own fall adventures, today’s Friday Read is jam-packed, per usual. Before I send you into the weekend, I’m going to also recommend you follow my Work From Home playlist on Spotify, featuring the kind of laidback indie rock jams to soundtrack a day and night at home — and a post-work happy hour with Michter’s Whiskey, naturally. Let’s get into the rest of it below — cheers to the season!

  • Folks, here’s another men’s style essential for fall that you’ll recognize if you read my gear-indie rock-craft beer newsletter: The American Giant Roughneck Pants, as worthy a pair of pants for your fall weekend as any. These are some of the most rugged men’s pants out there, featuring a durable stretch canvas fabric that retains its polish thanks to a slim fit and classic five-pocket pant styling. Wear them in place of jeans when you want to go ever-so-slightly rugged, yet versatile. Again, perfect pants for the weekend, ehh?
  • Dreaming of a James Bond-inspired getaway? Add a bit more to your budget in that case, because Aston Martin just unveiled seriously cool plans for its first-ever private residence, an incredible estate set in Rhinebeck, New York and featuring an underground lair and wine cellar (yes, believe it). Even better? I had the chance to write about it for Maxim, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

An old-school pullover that’s as great as it gets.

HELM Boots- $50 Off Your First Purchase

Once again, it’s with the weekend in mind that I leave you with today’s final pick. For nights at home, plugged into your record player or listening to a Spotify playlist (like the one I mentioned above!), you can’t go wrong with some Master & Dynamic headphones, crafted in NYC. I reviewed them in this blog post, and needless to say, they’re some of the best Bluetooth headphones on the market. To let me know what you’re listening to at the moment, be sure to join me on Twitter. Thanks, as always, for reading!

The Thursday Buy: This Schott NYC Cafe Racer Jacket is the Best Leather Jacket on the Market

A sleek, heritage-quality cafe racer jacket from a lauded brand.

Where are you headed to get your new favorite leather jacket? I’ll make it easy on you today. Swing through UNCRATE to pick up what I’d easily call one of the best leather jackets for men on the planet: The one and only, the lauded Schott NYC Perfecto Cafe Racer Jacket, a truly unique pick-up you’ll have for years and years … and years. Now, that’s what I call an ideal pick for The Thursday Buy, ehh?

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about what makes Schott NYC such a remarkable brand, but it bears repeating now: This brand came from humble beginnings, launched in 1913 as a small, small raincoat company out of a Lower East Side basement, and the rest is, as they say, history. There’s more to it than that, but the Schott Cafe Racer Jacket has an illustrious heritage all own. Worn through the 1950s and ’60s by motorcycle riders and counterculture heroes alike, this rugged leather jacket makes use of durable horsehide leather to this day, meaning it’ll age handsomely over time.

SHOP: The Schott NYC Perfecto Cafe Racer Jacket

Durable hardware makes the difference with this rugged leather jacket.

This leather jacket is also cut for ease of movement, with underarm gussets and bi-swing back construction — yes, Schott NYC continues to think of everything. What’s more, the sleek-as-can-be is finished off with tough hardware, an iconic stand-up button collar and a quilted lining. The details separate this heritage-quality leather jacket from the pack, and there’s only one way to ensure you get the best of the best: By stopping by UNCRATE to buy your favorite fall jacket.

SHOP: The Schott NYC Perfecto Cafe Racer Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: Filson’s Dry Tin Pants are the Best Outdoor Pants for Fall

Filson pants

Tough-as-can-be work pants from Filson – they’re the best pants for fall.

I’ll come right out and say it: The Filson Dry Tin Pants are assuredly the rugged men’s pants you need this fall, especially if your season entails everything from early morning yard work to day hikes to brewery visits (wear a mask!) and beyond. Whether you want to think of them as the best work pants for men, or as just a darn fine pair of pants for a casual fall weekend, they won’t do you wrong. Similar in nature to, say, the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants, these rugged Filson pants are a stone-cold classic from a brand that knows how to make the best workwear for men, including some of the best men’s work pants and jackets. It all starts, as you might expect, with the fabrication and construction. In the case of the best outdoor pants for fall, the secret weapon is abrasion-resistant cotton Tin Cloth fabric. This durable fabric just so happens to be ready to take on the toughest projects and gnarly conditions aplenty this fall, and the five-pocket design offers plenty of space for your everyday carry.

SHOP: The Filson Dry Tin Pants 

Filson Dry Tin Pants

Reinforced work pants for tough seasonal style.

The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants aren’t just your average pair of work pants, though. They’ve got reinforcement at key stress points, including at the rivets, plus a double-layer rear hem to stand up to tough conditions on the ground. And yet, these aren’t an overly baggy pair of work pants. The cut on these Filson pants should be a straight fit, one that’s easy to move around in on the job and yet looks put together when you head to a distillery or brewery (Filson boots afoot, of course) for post-session pint. How’s that for versatility when it comes to the best outdoor pants for fall — and beyond? If I were you, I’d team my Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants with none other than a rugged Filson henley, a waxed jacket, and yes, Filson boots. Now, get out there and get to work.

SHOP: The Filson Dry Tin Pants 

#OOTD: How to Dress for a Casual Fall Weekend This Year

Folks, maybe it caught you off-guard, out of the blue. Perhaps you woke up on a recent weekend and realized some breezy, ever-so-slightly crisp fall weather had snuck up on you. Well? What’s a guy to do when it comes to getting dressed for a fall weekend? The gear you wore in the past (college sweats, anyone?) isn’t quite up to snuff now, so I’ve got the answers — fear not. It’s high time you prepped for fall with another unstoppable #OOTD filled with, well, the best fall gear for men, my friends. And if you’ve been wondering how to dress for a fall weekend in style — and in a way that’s different from the casual menswear so many of us are now rocking at home during the week — you’re in luck.

Dressing for a breezy, cool, fall weekend should be fun, versatile and ready for anything, so trade in those old sweats. Whether you decide to dash out to the brewery to snap up some Oktoberfest beers (wear a mask!) or whether you’re heading out of town on a day trip or an orchard visit, these picks will get the job done. We’re talking one of the best casual jackets for fall, worn atop a Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt, for starters. Other accessories are along for the ride, including a casual Shinola watch. And if your day is spent in closer proximity to home, pieces like one of the best Bluetooth speakers of the moment are included in this ensemble, too (heck, once you see this speaker, you’ll want to pack it up to bring to your cabin). The point is this: Versatility and casual comfort — yet serious style points — are the M.O. of right now, so be sure you’re stocked up on all the best men’s from head-to-toe (stylish vintage ballcap included). Good luck out there, and feel free to let me know what you think of this look on Twitter.

All the casual, comfortable, rugged and cozy gear picks you need in your next fall #OOTD.

Whatever your weekend has in store — but especially if it’s got a mix of at-home hangs and adventures in the wild and across town — this #OOTD can handle it. It all starts, fittingly enough, with the Relwen Windzip Jacket, one of the coolest men’s jackets for fall, and one that’s easy to layer and ready for breezy seasonal weather. And how else to complement it for style out & about (or again, at home) than with one of the best crewneck sweatshirts from NYC’s Todd Snyder? It’s a recipe for success when you consider the base layer you’re working with: A rugged men’s henley that works just as well on its own as when layered up.

The reason this look works so stylishly is that it’s a step up from the ordinary — as in, some of the best casual pants are the right way to swap out your typical sweatpants. The whole ensemble looks even better (casual yet still cool) when you lace up the GREATS Court Sneakers, and naturally, the excellent Shinola Guardian Watch is one of the best men’s casual watches you can buy. Elsewhere, a pair of the best socks for men are as necessary an accessory as any, and American Trench is going to ensure that even your socks look darn stylish. As mentioned above, days at home — and even trips to your cabin — call for some essential listening, and the Master & Dynamic MA770 Wireless Speaker is as good as it gets. Top it all off with a rugged ballcap, then start planning out your weekend — you’ve earned it. To see how I’m dressing for fall, follow me on Instagram.


The List: These are the Best Men’s Gear and Beer Picks for A Fall Weekend

It’s time to gear up and hit the road — or at least, just gear up — this fall with today’s edition of The List. It’s high time for a deep dive into fall style essentials aplenty, the type that you can pack up and also wear with ease for a camping trip, a bonfire or an off-trail excursion. You know what else you need on the trail? Some of the best beer for fall, so we’ll cover a few of those options, too.

Either way, you’re going to want to rock today’s gear picks — from a workwear jacket to a durable military-style overshirt and a watch inspired by “Jaws” — back home and on the trail this season. Start adding to your fall wish list ASAP, folks.

Howler Brothers HB Depot Jacket — $125

Howler Brothers Depot Jacket

A tough workwear jacket to team with your top style picks for fall.

The best fall outerwear for men doesn’t need to have a ton of bells and whistles. In fact, it just needs to be darn well-made and ready for anything, and this rugged canvas workwear jacket is the right one to buy now.

Bell’s Brewery Octoberfest — Price Varies via Drizly

Bell's Oktoberfest

An excellent beer for fall you should snap up right now.

It’s one of the great joys in life that you can now get your favorite beer delivered right to your doorstep via Drizly, especially if you can track down fall beers that might be slightly harder to find, like Bell’s Octoberfest (from my home state!). I mentioned above that we’d cover the best beers for fall, and there’s more where that came from in the rest of this post.

Buck Mason Alfa Military Shirt — $195

Buck Mason - Dark Olive Cotton Sateen Alfa Military Shirt

A rugged military overshirt to layer up for fall days aplenty.

Another rugged fall layer to start off today’s post — how about? This Buck Mason shirt jacket is more like a jacket than your standard Oxford shirt, made from Japanese cotton-sateen & designed to replicate a  US Army OG-107 Jacket. It’s the best jacket for a fall road trip, folks.

Astorflex Chelsea Boots — $165 via UNCRATE

Some of the coolest boots to get on your feet this fall.

Get your new favorite pair of fall boots to team up with your Buck Mason shirt jacket on the road or at home — and rest easy knowing you can wear ’em with nearly anything else in terms of jeans or chinos. Astorflex has done it again with the best men’s boots.

Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt — $325

Filson Jac-Shirt Review

A tough-as-nails shirt jacket from the masters of rugged gear at Filson.

Get the best fall jacket to pair with, well, a fall beer and rugged boots. The Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt could very well become your new go-to in terms of rugged fall outerwear, so ahead and add it to your shopping cart ASAP.

Faherty Brand Traveler Pants — $128

Faherty Brand Traveler Pants

Laidback-yet-pleasingly rugged pants for fall travel, my friends.

Speaking of road trip gear, these new, laidback and perfectly casual Faherty Brand pants ought to do the trick. They’re made from cotton and lyocell for extreme comfort.

Taylor Stitch Après Hoodie in Indigo Waffle — $128

Taylor Stitch hooded sweatshirt

Upgrade your wardrobe in a big way with these supremely stylish, causal hoodie.

Another day, another stylish Taylor Stitch sweater. In this case, we’re talking about the laidback yet pleasingly well-made Taylor Stitch Après Hoodie in a rich Indigo Waffle fabric. The indigo cotton is perfect for fall layering atop a Taylor Stitch T-shirt.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans

Your new favorite pair of casual men’s denim for fall road trips, weekends and days at home.

Looking for stylish denim to wear at home or on the road? Well, these stretch selvage jeans from Flint and Tinder ought to do the trick. They blend form and function easily for fall.

Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket in Black — $428

Todd Snyder Field Jacket

An incredibly cool, perfectly rugged men’s field jacket for fall.

Yes, more fall-ready outerwear — this time, the inimitable Todd Snyder offers up his take one of the best field jackets for men. This rugged fall jacket is made in New York, to boot.

Season Three Ansel Hiking Boots in Sand — $345

Season Three Hiking Boots

Reliably cool, refined hiking boots to wear all fall.

Never heard of Season Three? Now’s your chance to get acquainted. The NYC-based brand makes some of the best hiking boots around, yet they do so with refinement and sleek, city-ready style in mind — to go along with trail-ready construction.

Everlane Premium Weight Henley — $35

Everlane Premium Weight Henley

A casually cool, affordable henley to wear with your favorite boots.

That’s right — you’re getting one of the best henleys for men for under $40 here from Everlane, and in a versatile Heather Oatmeal color. Pick up more than one for that price.

FRYE Prison Boots — $378

Rugged, tough lace-up boots to wear all the time this season.

Go slightly more refined yet no less rugged with these FRYE leather boots, crafted using tough construction and the best materials around. Quite possibly your new favorite boots.

Timex Weekender Oversized Chronograph Watch — $80 via Cool Material

Timex Weekender Oversized Chrono - Cool Material

A durable, affordable men’s watch to buy now — and wear all the time.

Snag a nice deal on one of the best casual watches for men from Timex, as sold by the ever-stylish team at Cool Material. This is sure to become your new favorite daily watch, folks.

Duvel Belgian Ale — Price Varies via Drizly 

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale 4 pack - Argonaut Wine & Liquor

A boozy Golden ale that still plays nicely on crisp fall nights thanks to the high ABV and surprisingly light finish.

Now, the Duvel Belgian Ale might be hard to come by, and it might not be a full-on “fall beer,” per se, but that’s not going to stop me from recommending that you pick up this pleasantly boozy-yet-crisp, flavorful Belgian strong ale for a chilly fall night. It’s one of my go-to beers.

Western Rise AirLight Buttondown Shirt — $109

Western Rise AirLight Shirt

A durable, lightweight shirt with anti-microbial and moisture-wicking properties for fall layering.

OK, back to menswear that’s fit for the trail and the town alike. The Western Rise AirLight Shirt is breezy & lightweight enough to wear with a canvas workwear jacket for fall travel or a hike, yet it’ll do just fine to throw on as you sip on a nice Belgian strong ale this season.

Relwen Thermal Crew — $128

Relwen Thermal Crewneck

A durable crewneck sweatshirt that can also be worn as an easygoing-yet-functional base layer.

Speaking of menswear to rock on and off the trail, well, here’s one of the best thermal shirts for layering on day hikes or wearing all on its own around the bonfire.

Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic — $1,005

Richard Dreyfuss watch in Jaws

Inspired by the original watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss in “Jaws” — too cool.

Invest in one of the best men’s adventure watches right this very instant, and not a moment too soon for hitting the road this fall. The Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic is a sight to behold, playing off the original watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss in “Jaws” — bingo! 

Karbach Brewing Karbachtoberfest — Price Varies via Drizly 

Get your hands on this delicious Marzen ASAP.

Yes, here’s one more of the best beers for fall to try out this very instant. The brewery recommends you pair this rich Marzen with everything from pretzels to sausage, and having tried out the Karbachtoberfest myself, I couldn’t agree more. Cheers, folks.

Minnetonka Moosehide Classic Loafers — $89.95

Minnetoka Moosehide Loafers

Comfortable, fall-ready leather loafers from Minnetonka.

What teams better with one of the best beers for fall on a cold October night than some classic leather loafers from Minnetonka? Wear these with stretch selvage jeans and your Everlane henley for unbeatable casual fall style.

Ibex Hiker Warm Crew Socks — $20

Ibex Merino Wool Socks

Comfortable socks for hiking that you can even wear off the trail.

Last but not least, how about we close things out with some of the best men’s hiking socks, ehh? Heck, go right on ahead and wear these Ibex socks with FRYE leather boots, those same stretch selvage jeans, that ever-versatile Everlane henley and a rugged fall jacket any day of the week. Fall style solved, folks.

Who else is ready for a fall weekend? I hope you’ve found all the right gear you need, from the little details (like the best men’s hiking socks or classic leather loafers) right on through to the big-ticket items that can make or break a fall weekend or road trip (as in, one of the best men’s adventure watches or FRYE leather boots). And yet, you’re not going to want to skimp on the details, either. You assuredly need one of the best beers for fall in your fridge, plus comfortable essentials like some stretch selvage jeans and a Taylor Stitch sweater.

My personal favorite from the above list, though? It’s got to be the excellent, newly iconic Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket, primed for fall road trips and fall excursions aplenty. To share with me your own top picks from this roundup, head on over to Twitter. Cheers, my friends!