The List: Buy The Best Father’s Day Gifts This Year at Bespoke Post

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Folks, not to worry: There’s still plenty of time to get some of the best Father’s Day gifts for your dad or any father figure (or father-in-law, and so on!) in your life. And there’s one place to go to get it done: Bespoke Post, makers of the best subscription boxes for men and much more, from menswear to home goods to footwear, watches… you get the picture. There’s a gift for every type of Dad on your list this year, and these are my favorite gifts to buy now from Bespoke Post. Without further ado, let’s dive right in. We’ll start things off by looking at some of the best Boxes this month from Bespoke Post before we cover the best of the rest. Your Father’s Day gifts are going to rule this year, trust me.

The Best Gifts for Father’s Day at Bespoke Post 

Bespoke Post Weekender Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post Weekender Box

This is perhaps one of the most popular Bespoke Post Boxes around, and it’s not hard to see why. You’re going to be gifting Dad perhaps the most affordable weekender bag on the market, made by Line of Trade and available in a diverse array of colors.

Bespoke Post Coast Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post Coast Box

Here’s a great gift for the stylish dad, one that’s simple and effective for beach-ready style. The Bespoke Post Coast Box is, of course, a terrific value and likely features your dad’s new favorite shirt.

Bespoke Post Turbo Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post Turbo Box

Consider this the best gift for the Dad who loves coffee. The Bespoke Post Turbo Box is packed with finely crafted, single-origin coffee from Drive Coffee, all the better to power days working at home or hitting the road. Plus,, the packaging is cool-as-can-be.

Infused Skull Decanter Set — $90

Infused Skull Globe Whiskey Decanter Set

Consider picking up this stylish decanter set for the Dad who loves a great dram of whiskey from time to time. It’s the kind of unique Father’s Day gift you’ll practically only find at Bespoke Post, so act accordingly.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket — $188

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket

If your Dad is seriously into style, he’s hopefully acquainted with Taylor Stitch. If not, the rugged Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is a certified men’s style classic, especially for summer.

Fox Knives Voyager Tanto Folding Knife — $110

Fox Knives Voyager Tanto Folding Knife

If your Dad is a bit of a rugged outdoorsman, get him this durable Fox Knives folding knife to add to his everyday carry. He’ll use it every single day, I guarantee it.

Ooni Fyra Wood-Fired Pizza Oven — $299

Ooni Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Here’s the ultimate . This wood-fired pizza oven is just plain cool, featuring sleek design and some seriously neat cooking capabilities. Dinner is served, folks.

Shinola Daily Wear Watch — $395

Shinola Daily Wear Watch

Here’s another style splurge for the Dad who loves watches. Shinola has long made some of the best watches for men on the market, and this durable sport watch is no exception: He’ll wear it from sun up to sun down this summer.

Bellroy Hide and Seek Wallet — $89 

Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet

If Dad needs a new wallet this season, get him this sleek, stylish wallet for men from Bellroy. It features RFID protection and a quick-access design, all the better to use on the go.

Nisolo Alejandro Slip-Ons — $165

Nisolo Alejandro Leather Slip-Ons

Give Dad the gift of great style with these handsome, refined leather slip-ons he can wear to the office or to happy hour without missing a beat. It helps that these are sustainably made and quite simply perfect for a hot summer day.

Are you all set on your shopping list for Father’s Day gifts this year? I hope the above suggestions are enough to get the ball rolling, whether you want to go the style route and get Dad some refined leather slip-ons or if you want to blend the rugged and the sporty by picking up one of the best watches for men from Shinola. Of course, you can also add to Dad’s everyday carry with, say, the Fox Knives folding knife or a new leather wallet. The world is your oyster when it comes to the best gifts for Father’s Day this year, so start stocking up right now at Bespoke Post.

The Sunday Sale: This Bespoke Post Jacket Is Under $100 Right Now

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Just because we’re halfway through May doesn’t mean you can forgo packing one of the best lightweight jackets for men for your next spring or summer getaway. Heck, any day can be as good an occasion for breaking out your new favorite jacket, especially if the rugged military jacket in question is the Banks Drifter Jacket. And as the cherry on top, this jacket just so happens to be on sale for under $100 at Bespoke PostIf you ask me, that’s one heck of a Sunday Sale, is it not?

 Picture this: You’ve got your new weekender bag packed up for a laidback trip — to the cabin, upstate, out of town to a boutique hotel — but you need a versatile jacket for both travel and your daily itinerary. The Banks Journal Drifter Jacket is going to fill that gap in your weekender bag and during your trip from point A to point B, and then it’s going to keep on working, and working, and working…even when you’re back home. That qualifies it for a lofty position as one of the best jackets for men, especially when you throw in the fact that it’s only $75. Yessir, $75 for a classic military jacket with loads of modern style thrown in? Talk about a standout deal, with the specs to match.

SHOP: The Banks Journal Drifter Jacket at Bespoke Post

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And the specs in question certainly deliver if you want a rugged casual jacket for men at an affordable price (a very affordable price, remember?). The Banks Drifter Jacket is a grab-and-go jacket to wear with your favorite T-shirt or the best summer polo day in and day out, all owing to the cotton drill weave. This is the kind of durable cotton that’s heavy enough to keep you toasty during breezy days or at an unexpectedly chilly late night bonfire or patio beer session.

 The chest patch and hip pockets offer up crucial space for smaller EDC essentials, like those you need at hand during a day hike or when you’ve stepped out of the house for a day’s worth of errands and maybe, just maybe, a weekend cold brew or beer. When you consider all of that versatility — plus, the fact that you can wear it with everything from tan chinos to dark blue denim — it’s a wonder that the Banks Drifter Jacket retails for under $100 when on sale from Bespoke Post. The rich Olive color is a classic military throwback, and the fact that this jacket is durable and hard-wearing makes it ideal even when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Toss it in your your new weekender bag, wear it on the road or wear it back to the office atop one of the best men’s Oxford shirts, because the Banks Drifter Jacket is just that great. And hey, one last time: You really can’t beat that sale price.

SHOP: The Banks Journal Drifter Jacket at Bespoke Post

The Sunday Sale: Take Nearly 40 Percent Off These Suede Chelsea Boots at Bespoke Post

Score these rugged-yet-refined Chelsea boots for under $100 at Bespoke Post.

If you’ve taken a look at your rotation of rugged winter boots and the like, perhaps you’ve spotted a bit of a glaring hole: A pair of the best Chelsea boots, preferably with a bit more refined and dressy construction than your trusty winter snow boots, yet with a bit more durability than your favorite dress shoes. After all, a guy’s got to get dressed up in the dead of winter sometime, right? And that “sometime” is right now via today’s Sunday Sale, which lifts the curtain on some of the best men’s Chelsea boots of the moment.

Indeed, the Shoe The Bear Suede Chelsea Boots, funny name and all, represent one of the best deals you can get on Chelsea boots for winter right now, and they’re up for grabs (but not for long!) via Bespoke Post. Snag them for nearly 40 percent off via the always well-stocked Bespoke Post Sale section — you might be surprised what else you find on sale there, but let’s stick with the Shoe The Bear Suede Chelsea Boots for now, shall we? (On a side note, I’ve also written about my top Bespoke Post sale picks elsewhere on the blog). But back to these boots: Two handsome and easily wearable color options, a rugged Brown and an eye-catching Green, are available, so take your pick and let’s get rockin’.

The great thing about Bespoke Post, for starters, is that the NYC-based company stocks and sells excellent brands big and small (in addition to its rotation of Bespoke Post subscription boxes), and you’d sure be hard-pressed to find a better pair of Chelsea boots under $100 this instant.

SHOP: The Shoe The Bear Suede Chelsea Boots 

One of two excellent colors in which you can score your new favorite Chelsea boots.

They’re made in Portugal using handsome 100 percent suede and built with a sleek profile, the sort that would work well with slim blue jeans or olive chinos in equal measure. That dressy-but-versatile design also lends itself to plenty of pairing options on your top half, from a rugged flannel shirt to a thermal henley and an unstructured blazer. Think high-low style that befits these casual times, but whatever you do, get the Shoe The Bear Suede Chelsea Boots on your feet ASAP.

Now, these classic suede Chelsea boots are best worn when you’re not dealing with plentiful snow drifts, but the flexible outsole should still provide solid traction on cobblestone streets as you search out a heated outdoor dining space. Be sure to treat them with waterproofing spray for even more wearability this season. Of course, you’ll have to act quickly, because at a price like this one ($99 at Bespoke Post), I’d wager that the Shoe The Bear Suede Chelsea Boots won’t be around for much longer.

SHOP: The Shoe The Bear Suede Chelsea Boots 

The Sunday Sale: Get This Classic Flannel Shirt for Less Than $50 at Bespoke Post

Rhythm Woodsman Flannel Shirt

A rugged, sherpa-lined flannel shirt for all your fall and winter style pursuits.

Folks, thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to check out today’s Sunday Sale, where I offer up a standout sale pick (or picks) on everything from the best crewneck sweatshirt for fall to, in the case of today’s post, a deal on the best flannel shirt for the season. That’s a mighty high bar to clear, given that the market is packed with flannel shirts aplenty these days, but for my money’s worth, one of the best flannel shirts just so happens to be available for less than $50 (yep!) from Bespoke Post. In fact, it’s the Rhythm Woodsman Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt, and it’s yours for the taking ASAP. It’s got plenty going for it, including the fact that the body of the shirt is lined in warm sherpa fabric. Now, if you follow the blog on the regular, you know that the Bespoke Post Sale section is packed with all kinds of the best men’s gear, from bar essentials to pieces like this rugged flannel shirt. In short, it’s the perfect place to go to stock up on the best gear for men, and the Rhythm Woodsman Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt is a highly underrated style steal in that regard.

SHOP: The Rhythm Woodsman Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt

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An easygoing, dependable flannel shirt made for fall weekends.

The Rhythm Woodsman Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt  is a downright bargain at under $50, and it’s the kind of piece you need to pick up ASAP, particularly given that plenty of sizes are available right now. What’s more, the cotton construction should be easy to layer over your favorite henley or a graphic T-shirt (similar to this #OOTD), and you’ve got to love the seasonally friendly Maple colorway and plaid pattern. It’s the kind of classic flannel shirt you’ll have for years to come, and again, given that it’s on sale right now at Bespoke Post, it’s a highly worthy purchase. Happy shopping, and happy fall, my friends.

SHOP: The Rhythm Woodsman Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt

 

The Friday Read: USA-Made Boots from FRYE, Faherty Gives Back & A New Bespoke Post Jacket

The coolest denim jacket for a fall weekend — or a winter weekend.

Folks, I’m here to tell you as we kick off today’s Friday Read that I think I’ve found it. What exactly is it? Well, it’s nothing less than the best denim jacket for fall and winter, the Line of Trade Montana Winterized Denim Trucker Jacket, a standout new addition to the Bespoke Post Web site that you should shop ASAP. As it were, I’m going to be reviewing this Line of Trade denim jacket very soon, and in fact, I had the chance to check it out virtually via Zoom as part of the Bespoke Post Holiday Preview last week (the days of menswear events are far off in the future, sadly!). The great news is, this jacket is available right now in advance of colder weather. And let me tell you this: Right now won’t be the last you hear of this stellar denim jacket, and you can even spot it in an upcoming #OOTD post on this very site in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned, folks.

In the meantime, today’s Friday Read is packed with a heck of a lot of the best gear for fall, so I know you’ll find picks aplenty in the meantime. As for me, I’m going to stay busy this weekend working on my newsletter — The Style Guide In Brief — and you should be sure to subscribe if you want a twice-weekly (Tuesday and Saturday!) dose of menswear, gear, craft beer & naturally, indie rock. It’s all in a day’s work, folks. If you want more seasonal style content, be sure to check out my bylines at Maxim and GearMoose, too. For now, I’m off to take a fall stroll in search of a classic fall beer — and lest we forget, my beloved Michigan State Spartans return (safely, I hope!) to the college football gridiron this weekend. Go Green! It’s the theme of the weekend, after all. Here’s the rest of the Friday Read below.

Perfectly rugged boots that also go towards a good cause.

  • Here’s some great news for you if you like your purchases to give back AND look great at the same time. FRYE, the brand you know and love from this blog (and elsewhere!), is donating $10 to Feeding America for every pair of Made in USA shoes sold in October. My favorite styles include picks like the rugged-yet-ever-so-slightly-dressy Logan Cap Toe Boots and the tough-as-nails FRYE Prison Boots for all-day style this fall and winter. They’re both investment-level boots, but assuredly worth it — for both style and a good cause.
Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt

More stylish menswear that gives back, thanks to Faherty.

  • But wait, there’s more when it comes to giving back and looking great while doing so.  Faherty Brand, a personal favorite of mine for classic pieces like the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt as seen above, is donating 100 percent of proceeds from indigenous-inspired print menswear to Doug Good Feather’s Lakota Way Healing Center — how’s that for a deal you can get behind this season, ehh?
  • Let’s ease into a fall weekend with a perfectly crafted seasonal sipper, shall we? I’ve recently been testing out Spiribam’s Clement Barrel Rhum, a longstanding Caribbean rum favorite you can enjoy in simple rum cocktails or better yet, as an after-dinner sipper. Of course, there’s good news: You can get some of fall’s best rum delivered to you via alcohol delivery service Drizly.
  • We’ve talked spirits, we’ve talked menswear, we’ve talked boots … let’s talk about men’s grooming essentials. I’ve also had the chance to test out the highly effective Disco Face Moisturizer, and it’s with dry fall weather on the way that I’m recommending you check out this brand now. They’re making unique grooming picks with innovative ingredients like eucalyptus, all the better to nourish your skin and reduce inflammation. Pick up some now and look sharp, even as cold weather rolls in.

Before I let you head off into the weekend, dreaming of a rum cocktail or a new winterized denim jacket, allow me to offer up one more fall buying guide. Perhaps a fall road trip is in your future, yes? In that case, check out my guide on how to dress for a fall road trip, featuring stylish sneakerboots, a tough denim jacket and so much more. And here’s one more reminder to hit Subscribe on my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, in time to get my Saturday dispatch (and next Tuesday’s of course). To connect with me further for weekend style tips aplenty, feel free to give me a follow on Twitter. OK, folks. Have a great one!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

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

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

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

SHOP: The Bespoke Post Indigo Box

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

SHOP: The Bespoke Post Indigo Box

Style Pick of the Week: Bespoke Post Sol Box

The key to summer relaxation? Quite possibly the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

The perfect way to unwind on a summer weekend? Well, I can’t tell you what exactly is required there (cold beer and sunshine?), but I can indeed tell you that the Bespoke Post Sol Box is going to make your weekend a whole lot more relaxed — and a whole lot more stylish. That’s because the Bespoke Post Sol Box features some of the best espadrilles you can slide your feet into, made with handcrafted care and available for a very, VERY agreeable price. If you follow the blog, you absolutely know we love what you can find at Bespoke Post. Think of it as the thinking man’s monthly subscription service, delivering everything from everyday carry essentials to everything you need for a summer grillout — and of course, the Bespoke Post Sol Box falls within that same realm, and same low price ($45 when you sign up for the site). In short, what you’re getting with the Bespoke Post Sol Box appears simple at first, but can offer a whole lot more than that. Consider your alternatives to your sturdy leather boots and even your stylish suede chukka boots — you’ve got classic leather moccasins, of course, but how about we shake things up?

SHOP:The Bespoke Post Sol Box 

One of two versatile colorways when it comes to the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

I’m talking, of course, about some of the best slip-ons for men, an option not considered often enough — but then again, not every pair of espadrilles is as stylish as the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles as found in this Bespoke Post Box, right? Exactly right.

This pair is handcrafted by artisans in Spain, and it reflects the laidback style of the Mediterranean. Wear these with your favorite pair of linen trousers and a camp collar shirt to head to a lovely evening of dinner and drinks, or just throw on the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles with tailored shorts and a classic slub tee every single time you please. The cotton canvas upper is breathable and comfortable, while the use of natural jute is sustainable and again, highly stylish. Plus, you can throw the espadrilles from the Bespoke Post Sol Box into your weekender bag with ease as you hit the road — talk about packing light. And while you can’t exactly pair these with your classic business casual suit, you should feel free to wear the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles with tan chinos and a tailored white Oxford to dinner on your next vacation. The key to summer relaxation? It’s gotta be the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

SHOP:The Bespoke Post Sol Box 

Style Pick of the Week: Bespoke Post Carry Box

From a slim wallet to a stylish pen, the Bespoke Post Carry Box has the early fall essentials you need to stay organized.

Your everyday carry essentials are perhaps no more important than at the start of a new menswear season — like early fall. We’ve been talking for weeks here on The Style Guide about transitional men’s style essentials to keep you looking sharp in spite of the changing weather — that’s where the always-handy Bespoke Post Boxes come into play. In short: Bespoke Post packages up menswear essentials and delivers ’em to you for one low price via its subscription service. Which brings me to the functional, truly excellent Bespoke Post Carry Box.  What’s in store for you if you pick up this well-designed package of menswear goodies? Quite a lot, my friend. From the crisp and clean Line of Trade Slim Wallet (with room for up to 15 cards!) to the Fisher Bullet Space Pen, the Carry Box is packed full of those small, thoughtfully made touches you didn’t know you needed (yet). Take the Gerber Shard Tool — a pocket-sized multi-tool that can be had (along with the Space Pen and the Line of Trade Slim Wallet) for just $45 when you sign up to join Bespoke PostHow’s that for a heck of a deal to start a new menswear season? Bingo.

SHOP: Bespoke Post Carry Box

SIGN UP: Join Bespoke Post 

Three refined, durable and great-looking everyday essentials in one agreeable package.

Now, you might be wondering why the heck you’d need a new leather wallet or a new pen, or a new multi-tool, but the answer comes back to the fact that organization and attention to detail — from the ground up — really can shape a menswear ensemble. That is to say, the Bespoke Post Carry Box can be the perfect finishing touch if you’ve got your other men’s style essentials on lock. Whether you’re heading to a rock concert or schlepping your gear to a day at the office, the stylish and very well-priced Bespoke Post Carry Box can help you keep everything straight. And these goods aren’t just any old everyday carry pieces, either — the Fischer Space Pen is an investment-level writing utensil all on its own, while the handsome Line of Trade Slim Wallet comes in multiple refined leather options for maximum versatility. Each piece of the Bespoke Post Carry Box truly can be used every single day, and they’ll get better with age (yes, even the Gerber Shard Tool). And again, the Bespoke Post Carry Box is available for under $50 when you sign up to join Bespoke Post — what’s not to love about that? If I were you, I’d be all in.

SHOP: Bespoke Post Carry Box

SIGN UP: Join Bespoke Post 

The List: Kick off Early Fall with the Best Men’s Gear

As we’ve been saying for a while now on The Style Guide, fall will be here before you know it. It’s the best time of the year for #menswear, what with a return to texture-heavy outfits, rugged layering and old style favorites — plus the chance to hit the road for crisp fall weekend adventures galore. And we’re getting into the swing of things a few weeks before the official start of fall with today’s edition of The List. Unlike our last edition of The List, which focused on the best gear to buy to close out summer, we’re looking toward menswear essentials with a bit more grit, a bit more rugged style and a bit more fall-ready wearability. Am I the only one excited for that first crisp fall day? Maybe? Well, let’s change that as quick as we can.  Follow me on Instagram to see how I’m getting ready for fall — and know that we’re officially going to debut our Fall Style Wish List later this week.

Original Penguin P55 Bedford Cord 5-Pocket Pant — $89

Original Penguin

A slim-fitting pair of cotton trousers in a unique fall shade.

There’s no better way to ease into fall — and ease away from slim light wash denim — than with textured cotton pants in an earthy fall color.

Bespoke Post Concentrate Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

Organize your desk AND brew a great batch of cold brew, all at once.

I’m the type of guy who can enjoy excellent cold brew nearly all year long — and if that’s the case for you, the Bespoke Post Concentrate Box features essentials to make your own cold brew and organize your home office.

Danner Vertigo 917 Boots — $199.98

One part hiker, one part sneaker — and all ready for fall, any way you slice it.

Want a set of shoes that straddles the line between between purely a hiking boot or purely a sneaker? The Danner 917 Boots do both — wear ’em with dark slim jeans and a rugged fall jacket for a day trip.

Original Penguin Pigment Overprint Shirt — $89

A thoughtfully crafted shirt, perfect for fall layering.

Early fall is an ideal time to reach for pieces with a bit more texture and visual interest — this richly colored Original Penguin shirt would team nicely with the brand’s Bedford Cords as seen above.

Baxter of California Safety Razor Set — $260
Baxter of California

Make your next shave premium and refined with Baxter of California.

Are you the type of guy who appreciates the finer, perhaps more underappreciated things in life? Like shaving with an old-school razor? This handsome Baxter of California Safety Razor Set should do the job nicely.

Banana Republic Fulton Skinny Rapid Movement Chinos — $98

Make your next chinos mobile, tailored and relatively affordable. Job well-done, Banana Republic.

Tailored chinos that look as great as they feel? Available in a range of colors, including classic khaki? Banana Republic is onto something with its Rapid Movement Chinos, which I’ve had the chance to test out & enjoy lately.
Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Army Micro Cord — $125
Taylor Stitch

A cool corduroy shirt that gives off modern — not retro — vibes thanks to the tailored fit.

 Shirting from Taylor Stitch always sells quickly — and performs reliably and stylishly. This textured corduroy shirt in a neat shade of green should become a go-to fall style move.

Nisolo Diego Low Sneakers — $129.98
Nisolo footwear

A richly crafted leather sneaker that provides edge and versatility.

Early fall is as good a time as any to break out stylish leather sneakers with a bit of rugged edge — the Nisolo Diego Low should work as well with a classic striped henley as with a rugged men’s T-shirt.
Bespoke Post B6 EDC Kit — $120

The Bespoke Post E6 EDC Kit is packed full of prime fall style picks.

From a slim wallet to a set of handy notebooks to a bottle opener and a durable pen, the Bespoke Post B6 EDC Kit has it all — literally. These men’s style essentials should certainly serve you well this fall.

Solo Stove Campfire 4P+ Stove — $109.99

Solo Stove Campfire Stove

A durable, affordable and modern campfire stove to take with you on the road.

Early fall nights just can’t be topped if you’re able to get away and spend a few nights camping — and the Solo Stove Campfire 4P+ Stove is an extremely useful, easily portable option for all your fall wilderness pursuits.
Bespoke Post Savor Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Bespoke Post Savor Box

All the essentials you need to make a mean Old Fashioned.

Another Bespoke Post box that’s darn near a fall essential. After all, who doesn’t love a well-crafted, thoughtful Old Fashioned on a brisk fall night? Yes indeed, the Bespoke Post Savor Box is going to help you make the perfect one.
Audio Pro T3 Bluetooth Speaker — $249

A great-looking speaker that provides a stylish way to play your favorite tunes.

Last but not least — you’ve got your rugged Taylor Stitch shirt and your campfire stove, but what tunes are you cranking out? The surprisingly stylish Audio Pro T3 Bluetooth Speaker can help in that regard.
OK, my friends — that’s today’s edition of The List! Who’s ready for fall? And what was your favorite pick? I’m loving the Bespoke Post Savor Box and of course, the Taylor Stitch California Shirt. Let me know via the comments below or on Twitter — thanks for reading, and happy shopping!
-Beau

Style Guide Recommends: Step into Classic Astorflex Footwear

Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots

Classic, stylish and easy-to-wear chukka boots via Astorflex — more than deserving of an entry in this ongoing series, right?

OK  — step on up and let’s get started with another edition of Style Guide Recommends, our monthly look into what you should be wearing, shopping, reading … the whole deal and then some. Sounds good, right? Our last feature told you all about why you should be shopping Bespoke Post — monthly purveyors of “Boxes of Awesome” and plenty of other excellent #menswear. Also an advertiser on this site, I would confidently recommend Bespoke Post either way. And today’s latest entry tells you all about Astorflex — Italian-made crafters of the classic suede boots to  buy now, and plenty more beyond that.  If you peruse the pages of this site from time to time, the brand should (hopefully) jump out at you. The brand makes all of its stylish men’s footwear with careful attention to detail in northern Italy, then sells ’em at excellent prices — as simple as that. I personally love my Astorflex suede chukka boots, and I break them out as often as I can (follow me on Instagram to see exactly how I style them).  With that being said… why are they the right brand for you, and why are they the focus of this week’s #menswear entry?  Allow me.

Astorflex

Sneakers that blend craftsmanship, sustainability and style in equal measure.

It can be all too easy to get sucked into the cycle of buying clothing that looks good just because it … well, looks good. The fine team at Astorflex goes beyond that, though. The brand makes it stylish footwear sustainably — something that’s tough to come by in the industry, it seems (looking at you, fast fashion retailers). That means that everything from the well-crafted Astorflex Softflex sneakers to durable Astorflex Chelsea boots are made with responsible construction and premium European leather that’s aged in an all-natural water, oak bark and powdered mimosa mix for 30 days. That creates a supple, soft suede that matches up perfectly with crepe rubber soles — the result is a classic pair of desert boots (or sneakers, or rugged Chelsea boots) that look great and feel incredible. And when I say incredible, I mean that Astorflex suede chukkas in particular are comfortable enough to be worn with just stylish no-show socks (finished off with slim light wash denim and a classic Oxford, I should add).  Too good to be true? Not in the slightest. And in addition to comfort and style, Astorflex also offers plenty of versatility throughout its line.

Here’s your next pair of suede chukkas — according to this author.

Take the Astorflex Greenflex— you’re getting a casual and easygoing suede chukka, a perfect multi-season boot. It’s ready to team with everything from a rugged short-sleeve henley and faded dark denim in the spring and summer to a slim topcoat and perhaps wool trousers in the fall or early winter months (certainly, before the first polar vortex hits). And if you’re more of a sneakerhead, look no further than the finely crafted, sharp and visually interesting Astorflex Softflex sneaker. This one sneaker that takes the principles of time-honored footwear and applies it to a silhouette that could work with light wash denim and a classic pocket tee or your new favorite Oxford and slim chino shorts.

Astorflex Bootflex

A well-made, tough pair of Astorflex boots — ready for just about anything.

And lest we forget, the brand also introduced the rugged, tough and wearable Astorflex Bootflex, a lace-up boot that applies that same quality craftsmanship and versatile style. Wear the Astorflex Bootflex with everything from tobacco-colored cotton chinos in the early fall to grey denim in the spring — they’ll work in equal measure for a weekend coffee date or your next music festival.  Last but certainly not least, it’s imperative that you keep the Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boot in mind as you consider potential wardrobe upgrades.  Another comfortable and surprisingly lightweight boot, these sleek, stylish Chelsea boots would do well with dark black denim as you figure out how to dress for a rock concert, and they’ll add a bit of edge to a crisp white Oxford and grey cotton chinos in a spring work week ensemble. How’s that for one brand that can do it all? Definitely not bad.

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So, to recap. It can be tough to find a brand that does it all — from blending sustainability and style to crafting well-made, versatile silhouettes, Astorflex hits the nail on the head. The brand’s craftsmanship is apparent, and it starts with that premium European leather and attention to detail. And the resulting styles? Excellent and nearly impossible not to wear well.  Try the Astorflex Bootflex out with everything from grey selvedge denim and a blue Oxford to dark denim and a tough henley. Or, pair the more laidback Astorflex Softflex sneaker with your favorite shorts come summer time. The rest of the year, I’d step into the Astorflex Greenflex or a dependable pair of Astorflex Chelsea boots. Again, keep in mind that the brand is offering up all of this at great prices — starting at $145 and topping out at $190. Hopefully, you see now why they made our Style Guide Recommends series — agreed? Good deal.

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