The Thursday Buy: Shop The Filson Summer Sale for the Best Summer Gear

Filson Summer Sale

A special shoutout on the last day of a standout summer sale.

My friends, welcome back to the blog. It’s been a busy, busy Thursday around these parts, and for good reason. This is our second edition of The Thursday Buy today — and it’s a bit different. Believe it or not, today’s a great day to check out one of the best sales for men out there, all the way over at Pacific Northwest heritage retailers Filson.

The Filson Summer Sale rolls on in fine fashion, but it won’t be around forever.  Right now, it’s perhaps the best way to get the best gear for summer, and it’s as easy as that. If you think of Filson as more of a cold-weather brand, I don’t blame you, but rest assured, they deliver on warm-weather men’s style picks, too. Rest assured, other Thursday Buy posts will stick to the usual format!

Because time is of the essence, here are a handful of favorites I’m digging below, discount included. Alternatively, you can peruse the Filson Summer Sale all on your own at this link. Happy shopping!

Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — 60% Off 

A rugged shirt for summer adventures.

The Alaskan Guide Shirt is the stuff of legend, and here, it gets a lightweight update.

Filson Outfitter T-Shirt — 55% Off

Wear this tough T-shirt all summer long.

When you want a men’s T-shirt that’s more than just a tee, you want a sturdy Filson T-shirt.

Filson Quilted Pack Vest — 50% Off 

A durable and tough-as-nails vest to have handy come fall.

Although it’s too hot out there for this waxed work vest now, it’ll come in mighty handy come fall.

Filson Scout Shirt — 65% Off 

A lightweight Filson shirt fit for off-duty hangs or rugged adventures.

Another classic Filson shirt, and the perfect lightweight shirt for summer camping and beyond. It’s available in a ton of stylish, versatile colors, too.

Filson Dry Cloth Shelter Pants — 51% Off

Tough, hard-wearing Filson pants to wear in the field or doing work at home.

When you need durable work pants to get the job done, or the toughest pants to wear on a hike, you want these Filson pants — there are limited sizes left, so act fast.

Is the Filson Summer Sale everything you thought it would be? I sure hope so. I know you’ve got shopping to do, so I’ll sign off here. Be sure to join me tomorrow for my Friday Read, and we’ll be back with our regular Sunday Sale post (covering a lauded menswear brand’s great deals!) on … yep, Sunday. Cheers to Thursday, my friends!

Style Pick of the Week: Billykirk Standard Issue East-West Tote Bag

The best tote bag to haul your summer gear? Quite possibly.

The days, in these strange and trying times, keep on rolling by, and *checks notes* it’s Saturday, so it’s time for yet another Style Pick of the Week covering the very best men’s gear. Well, one of the best men’s gear picks — in this case, it’s an everyday carry essential from the fine folks at New Jersey-based Billykirk. For a bit more than 20 years now, Billykirk‘s Chris and Kirk Bray have been making some of the most rugged goods on the planet, and doing it all in America — that’s where the new Billykirk Standard Issue Tote Bag enters the equation. The No. 540 Standard Issue Tote is a staple of the brand, but it gets a seriously cool and summer-centric update via the bright, fun River Yellow color as seen above (and it also now comes in Teal). Your summer travel plans might look a heck of a lot different — schlepping your gear a few yards to your firepit versus driving cross-coutry, for instance, but one of the best men’s tote bags can still add some excellent utility to your arsenal of everyday carry essentials.

Picture this: You’re gearing up for a summer weekend bonfire at home. You’re wearing your favorite summer sneakers and maybe some light wash jeans. You’ve got your cooler but you need to haul the rest of your gear out to said firepit. And you’re using this rugged tote bag. That’s but one use case, though — this tough and stylish tote bag is going to come in plenty handy elsewhere, too.

SHOP: The Billykirk Standard Issue East-West Tote Bag

A dependable tote bag could become a new summer style essentials.

A great tote bag like this one from Billykirk is assuredly worth adding to your list of summer gear, especially when it’s made from 10 oz. waxed cotton canvas — perfect for breezy, dewy summer mornings and chilly nights. And you needn’t worry about the durability of this thing, given that the Billykirk Standard Issue Tote Bag also features mil-spec nylon webbing and a full-grain leather bottom. It’s a seriously well-designed tote bag and includes an open main compartment and three interior organization compartments, too (to go along with two exterior pockets). Those are all critical when it comes to storing your everyday carry essentials or hauling around your favorite growler.  Heck, the No. 540 Standard Issue Tote is even sized to fit up to a 15″ laptop, so you can get some work done at your local cafe (when it reopens, that is). So, it’s clear that this new, rugged tote bag belongs on your list of summer style essentials — right? That’s a surefire “Yes” from me. Check it out at Billykirk, and feel free to hit me up on Twitter for more of my thoughts on the brand.

SHOP: The Billykirk Standard Issue East-West Tote Bag

The List: Get Ready for Summer with the Best New Menswear to Buy Now

Kicked back and relaxing with the best menswear for summer, no doubt.

Welcome back to another edition of The List. Now that we’ve rounded the corner past Memorial Day and are looking out upon summer (a very different summer than normal, to be sure), maybe you’ve come to realize that, hey, you need some summer style essentials to round out your closet. So it goes — you might find yourself spending more time at home and on your back patio than at breweries and rooftop bars, but the best gear for summer is ready to help you out all the same. Let’s get going with today’s picks.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

Just one of the cool color options for the Wellen Hemp Polo.

Yes indeed, here’s the breezy summer polo you need now. The Wellen Hemp Polo is one of the best men’s polos to wear this season, with a laidback sense of style akin to your favorite T-shirt. Throw it on for casual evenings manning the grill at home.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $145

The well-made tool bag to haul your favorite gear.

Admittedly, not every summer day is going to call for relaxing from sun-up to sundown. When you need to get to work and haul your everyday carry essentials around the yard or the garage, reach for this rugged tool bag from Billykirk. It’s going to come in handy when you least expect it (or when you most need it).

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Playa Shirt — $138

A seriously cool short-sleeve shirt for all your summer BBQ needs.

When the day’s work is done & you want to kick back with your favorite summer beer in hand, throw on this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Faherty Brand. It’s high-quality, it’s eyecatching & the print is as cool as can be.

Buck Mason Deck Shorts — $85

Stylish combination swim trunks and shorts.

Looking for the perfect pair of summer shorts? Of course you are. Buck Mason has you covered when it comes to your new favorite shorts, luckily. We’re talking cotton-nylon deck shorts that double as swim trunks, dry quickly and look great with, say, a stylish short-sleeve shirt.

Fisher + Baker Evans Shirt — $158

A breezy yet performance-minded summer shirt from Fisher + Baker.

Shall we keep it going when it comes to the best summer shirts for men? I think so. Fisher + Baker uses excellent fabric blends (in this case, cotton, lyocell and elastane), plus modern designs to upgrade your summer wardrobe. Case in point, the Fisher + Baker Evans Shirt. Wear it unbuttoned atop a rugged short-sleeve henley for casual summer style.

HELM Boots Zind Natural Boots — $350

Ideal leather boots for summer (seriously).

Hear me out: Perhaps you’re like me, and you love wearing rugged leather boots any chance you get. Yes, even in the summer. Particularly with slim light wash jeans, these HELM Boots Zind Boots just get the job done. And, they’re a stylish pair of leather boots you can keep handy come fall and winter. Purchase from HELM and get $50 off your first purchase and free shipping, too. 

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Green Cast Selvage — $178

Rugged selvage jeans you should buy now — and break in over time.

Bear with me: As we all spend more time indoors, now is actually a perfectly acceptable time to buy a pair of stylish selvedge denim. We’re talking plenty of indoor wear time and break-in time, and of course, Taylor Stitch knows a thing or two about making some of the best men’s jeans. You could also opt to pick up a stylish light wash denim jacket from the TS  brand. Be sure to pair ’em with your HELM Boots Zind Boots.

Super73 Super73-Z1 Lightweight E-Bike — $1,395

Perhaps the coolest way to get around town.

What do stylish selvedge denim and rugged leather boots call to mind? Perhaps hitting the road for a (socially distanced) ride? If that’s the case, you’re in luck — the Super73-Z1 Lightweight E-Bike is a remarkably affordable, efficient and seriously cool electric bike.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-On Sneakers — $98

The classic summer slip-ons to wear this instant.

Let’s pivot back to a more commonly seen type of summer footwear — I’m talking, of course, about stylish slip-on sneakers. Not just any slip-on sneakers, though — the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-Ons deliver plenty of laidback California cool all summer long. Wear ’em with your new favorite summer shorts and a casual summer tee.

Ooni Gas-Fired Pizza Oven — $329

A new and seriously incredible way to make pizza at home.

You’ve got the perfect summer meal in mind, and it involves homemade pizza. But how to make it happen? The Ooni Pizza Oven, which just might be the best pizza oven for your backyard. It’s really that simple. Pick up some hot sauces at Huckberry to add some extra kick.

Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Slim-Fit Trousers — $110

Lightweight pants for summer in a cool colorway.

Hey, a guy’s got to put on pants every now and again, right? These stylish slim-fit trousers from Grayers, made in a lightweight and breezy fabric, are perfect to throw on with a classic white T-shirt and those SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-Ons.

Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch — $251.98

A durable, highly affordable dive watch to buy now.

There’s a reason Zodiac Watches keeps popping up on the blog, and it’s because of rugged watches like the Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch. Right now, it’s one of the most affordable watches you can buy, and it pairs easily with anything and everything in your wardrobe (including the Wellen Hemp Polo and your cotton-nylon deck shorts).

Relwen Windsurf Shawl — $125.98

The dependable summer sweatshirt to wear all evening.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to get to a beach or spend time around a bonfire, you’ve certainly noticed it can get a bit breezy. To combat those breezes from day to night in style, reach for the perfect summer sweatshirt — it’s casual, it’s rugged, and the Relwen Windsurf Shawl is as versatile as it gets.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Sleek, lightweight knit sneakers to wear this summer.

We talked about stylish slip-on sneakers earlier, so let’s keep it rolling when it comes to the best sneakers for summer, shall we? In this case, of the lace-up variety — the GREATS Royale Knit are a fast-selling pair of sneakers, made in a cool white-and-blue color combo from breathable knit fabric.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Short-Sleeve Henley — $98

A rugged, performance-ready short-sleeve henley for hot summer days.

What goes quite well with some of the best sneakers for summer? Why, a classic short-sleeve henley. In this case, the Olivers Apparel Convoy Short-Sleeve Henley is made with the brand’s breathable 100 percent Merino Active Jersey fabric.

New Belgium Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza — Price Varies 

This could be the perfect summer beer to try now.

One of my favorite pastimes — even in these strange quarantine times — is kicking back with a refreshing summer beer (ideally, wearing a classic short-sleeve henley!). I’ve lately been gravitating toward the crisp, refreshing New Belgium Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza (thanks to the brewery for sending!). What’s the scoop with this excellent line of summer beers? Watermelon, lime, agave and hibiscus come together in a bright and sunny beer (made in collaboration with Mexico’s Cervecería Primus). Drink this all day and keep it handy when you fire up the grill.

WhistlePig Whiskey — Price Varies 

Perhaps the best whiskey for using in a cocktail at the moment.

Now, perhaps you’re more of a whiskey guy. In that case, let me point you toward WhistlePig Whiskey and the WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye Whiskey. It’s an excellent whiskey for using in cocktails, aged for six years and offering nice spice and complexity. Of note earlier this spring, the distillery offered up some seriously rare & very cool Blend Your Own Whiskey kits, a neat way to try your hand at this nuanced form of spirit consumption & production. Doesn’t get much cooler (or more enjoyable!) than that.
Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt — $191.28

A cool, breezy camp-collar shirt for summer.

Let’s close things out today with a look at one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for summer. The camp collar shirt is a certified menswear classic, and Southern menswear designer Billy Reid has absolutely delivered one of the best camp-collar shirts your hard-earned money can buy now.
My friends, I know we once again covered an astonishing amount of the best men’s gear for summer, did we not? It’s tough for me to narrow down a favorite from the above picks, but it’s hard to go wrong with, say, a camp collar shirt or a a classic short-sleeve henley — it’s helpful that either would look great with the stylish slip-on sneakers we featured above. Let’s not forget about picks like a stylish pair of leather boots or stylish selvedge denim, either. Heck, I could also see myself living in the Buck Mason Deck Shorts and the Wellen Hemp Polo — how about you? As always, I love hearing from everyone on Twitter, so please reach out anytime. Thanks for reading, stay safe & cheers!
-Beau

 

 

 

The List: Here’s All the Best Gear to Buy For Casual Days at Home This Spring

Who else could go for a happy hour beer wearing a cozy Relwen essential?

If your days have been anything like mine these last few weeks — adjusting to working from home, adapting your style accordingly, and dealing with whatever madness is currently playing out on the news … well, perhaps you could go for a cold happy hour beer like the one shown above. And perhaps you want to accessorize it with one of the best sweaters for spring from Relwen? In addition to that stylish sweater at the top of the page, you’ll find all the best gear to work from home and dress in the best casual style (the rest of the time) in today’s edition of The List. Most importantly, thank you for reading as we adapt to our ongoing new reality — if you want to get in touch aside from menswear (or to chat menswear!), reach out to me on Twitter or Instagram. Alright, here’s some of the best new men’s gear to get into now.

Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood — $228

A casual-yet-stylish hooded sweatshirt for spring from Relwen.

For all those days you’re going to be spending at home working, relaxing, catching up on music and reading — you know the drill — it helps to have one of the best hoodies on hand. The Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood is the surprisingly stylish hooded sweatshirt you can even wear on a video conference call (seriously!) and then out of the house as needed.

Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage One-Pocket Shirt — $105

The laidback-yet-polished shirt your wardrobe needs now.

Just because you’re spending more time in your home office is no excuse to slide backwards in terms of style. Buck Mason knows this, and that’s why this classic casual shirt should be a new go-to. It’s the perfect spring shirt to throw on with your favorite faded denim for style that’s comfortable-yet-polished and appropriate enough to wear as you work from home.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Classically cool sneakers that work at home and beyond.

Because you’re going to have to step outside at some point, it pays off to have some of the best casual sneakers on hand. Heck, throwing on some stylish sneakers can be a nice addition to your routine when working from home — and wearing these sleek GREATS sneakers might just be a nice mindset adjustment these days.

Second Chance Art “Endure” Lighted Sign — $99

A neat nod to our time — one that also adds a dash of pretty cool style to your home office.

There’s beauty and there’s cool design to be had everywhere — if you know where to look for it. To freshen up your space with some added resolve and neat style in these trying times, might I suggest this Second Chance Art sign as sold by Bespoke Post? It’s as good as it gets for brightening up your office or den.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special With Pre-Amp — $549

One of the best record players for your growing collection.

If you’re anything like me, perhaps spending more time at home has caused you to dig deeper into your vinyl collection — and perhaps you’re realizing you need to upgrade to one of the best record players as a result, yes? The U-Turn Audio Orbit Special provides crystal-clear sound and quality.

Ratio EIght Coffee Maker — $495

One of the best ways to make coffee on the market — easily.

Hear me out — what goes exceedingly well with listening to your vinyl collection on one of the best record players?  Well, for a laidback weekend day or an early start to the work week, a strong, delicious (damn fine?) cup of coffee. In this case, the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is one of the best coffee makers to instantly amp up your kitchen. I’ll have another cup, please.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee — $78

A comfortable tee for when you want to feel polished, but not stuffy.

Life isn’t all about throwing on whatever tee happens to be nearest to your bed — sometimes, one of the best men’s T-shirts can elevate your mood from good to great when lounging at home. Picture it now: You’re wearing the Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee, your favorite record is spinning, there’s a fresh pot of coffee on … yes, this is one of the best men’s tees to get your hands on right now.

Baloo Weighted Blanket — $134.98

A new (and helpful) addition to your sleeping situation.

Hey, I won’t sugarcoat it — these are anxiety-inducing times we live in. It’s a small solution, to be sure, but perhaps one of the best weighted blankets can offer some relief. And if you’ve never tried a weighted blanket, how about picking up the Baloo Weighted Blanket while we’re here?

John Elliott Sochi Sweatpants in Black — $148.50

Well-made sweatpants for lounging and leisure.

While I’m all about upgrading your at-home style in any way possible, there are times where stylish sweatpants definitely are acceptable — after all, those baggy sweats from college need a replacement, right? And no designer excels at making some of the best men’s sweatpants these days (for workouts and leisure) than John Elliott.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley — $68

A durable, classic henley for casual days aplenty.

To be sure, you definitely read on this blog a lot about what the good folks at San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch are up to lately — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending (once again) one of the best men’s henleys for casual lounging and a casual Friday of remote work in equal measure. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

FLIKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace — $85

A super-neat way to shake up your home or office ambiance.

Yes, a personal concrete fireplace is making an appearance today. Spending so much time at home calls for creating the right atmosphere — and if you’ve got the space and the opportunity, why not reach for this neat personal fireplace to set the stage?

Rhythm Apartment Short-Sleeve Shirt — $60

The easygoing, breezy shirt to wear around … yes, your apartment.

OK, so the name of this stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post … it’s spot-on, right? When you’ve got to hop on a conference call but want to keep it breezy and casually cool, reach for this essential short-sleeve shirt for spring. Better yet? You can wear it while kicking back during a back-porch happy hour, too.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Copper Growler (64 oz.) — $129

A seriously cool growler that’ll serve your favorite craft beer quite ably.

Let’s say you’re lucky enough to be able to quickly swing by your favorite brewery to fill up your favorite growler (breweries are considered an essential business in New York!) — you should be using the GrowlerWerks uKeg Growler for all your craft beer needs.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt — $98

A classic overshirt from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of the best shirts to wear at home … you can always count on Flint and Tinder to come up with, among other things, the best rugged shirts for men. This classic utility shirt, available in a cool range of colors, is made from garment-dyed half-Panama fabric for easy layering and perfect stay-at-home versatility.

Parallel X League Zip Hoodie — $150

The stylish hoodie you could use right now.

Speaking of casual comfort around your home or apartment, it’s fitting that this new hooded sweatshirt from Parallel X League (founded by ex-L.A. Dodger Brandon League) is rugged-yet-comfortable, and perfect for days hanging at home (and yes, posted up in front of your work computer). I’ve been testing it out courtesy of the brand, and believe you me, it absolutely works nicely.

Glerups Camp Sole Boots — $155

Surprisingly rugged slippers you can wear in and out of the house.

Don’t think the best slippers for men can come in handy these days? They certainly can — and the Glerups Camp Sole Boots can even be worn out of the house in a pinch. And if you just feel like wearing these well-designed, stylish slippers casually around the house as your favorite vinyl record plays? Go for it, my friend.

Grayers Momo Lightweight French Terry Crewneck — $78

A classic crewneck sweatshirt for outstanding spring style.

The theme of today’s post has certainly been comfortable, casual gear you can wear at home — and the latest from Grayers is no different. This lightweight crewneck sweatshirt is a surprisingly polished, casually cool layer to wear on breezy spring mornings and for days in your home office — it’s easily one of the best crewneck sweatshirts to layer up with at the moment.

Sapporo Premium Beer — Price Varies 

A new take on Sapporo beer — one of your new favorite lagers.

Seeing as we celebrated National Beer Day earlier this month, it only seems fitting to close out this post with a look at a seriously underrated Japanese beer, Sapporo. Consider stocking your fridge with some Sapporo beer the next time — the brand’s mainstay is clean, crisp and light, while Sapporo Premium Black is a flavorful, nuanced dark lager. It’s worth stocking up on some cans if you can. Cheers, friends!

With all of the ground we covered today when it comes to the best gear to wear when working from home, what’s your favorite pick from this post? I’d say it can be tough to narrow it down, especially when the gear being covered runs the gamut from one of the best crewneck sweatshirts  to a stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post  … and well beyond that, even right on through to some darn-near-essential GREATS sneakers. I’m partial to something I could see myself wearing plenty — either on its own or atop one of my favorite T-shirts, and that piece, my friends, is … the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt. Of course, to be sure, I also love the utility of the U-Turn Audio Orbit Special  or adding some high-quality sound to my (growing) record collection. All of that being said, I’d love to hear about your favorites on Twitter. As always, thanks for reading — stay safe, stay strong!

-Beau

The List: Here’s All The Best New Gear You Need This Month

The right jacket for the job — among this week’s other gear picks.

Contemplating what to buy and what to wear this spring? Contemplate no more — this week’s edition of The List has all the best new gear to  buy right now, from your new favorite spring jacket (shown above) to essential leather dress shoes, stylish spring shirting and plenty more. These are trying times we live in, but the best gear is still a must, even if you make use of it for solo hikes rather than crowded bar jaunts. For times like these, where blustery weather can often get the best of you, you need gear that can pass muster — that goes for the office as well as happy hour. Starting with the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker  shown above, I promise we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get right to it.

Relwen Peached Sailcloth Tanker — $298

Durable, dependable and ready to layer.

The time has come to layer up with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s an indisputable fact that the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker is the right jacket for the job. It’s water and wind-resistant, and made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend. It’s the perfect jacket for spring travel, I should think.

HELM Boots Nils Natural Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Clean, sleek dress shoes for your next spring wedding or day on the job.

You know those stylish leather dress shoes I mentioned above? Here they are, courtesy of Austin-based HELM Boots. They’re classic leather dress shoes made from leather that’ll only get better over time. Wear them with slim charcoal chinos this spring. On that note …

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Slate — $98

Step out just about anywhere in these stylish pants.

As reliable a standy as it gets — and a longtime favorite of the blog — the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (especially in the Slate shade shown here) are some of the best men’s five-pocket pants your money can buy, perfect to pair with classic leather dress shoes and a crisp Oxford shirt any day of the week (more on that in a moment, though).

Buck Mason Perfect Oxford One Pocket Shirt — $95

A newly classic Oxford shirt up for the taking.

Are you sensing the start of a great ensemble here? From some of the best men’s five-pocket pants to the inclusion of classic leather dress shoes, all that’s missing is an essential Oxford shirt. In a fitting early spring color, Buck Mason steps up and delivers your new favorite shirt.

Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie in Heather Grey — $118

The best hooded sweatshirt for your weekend style pursuits.

Hey, not every day is going to be a day to throw on an Oxford shirt and head to the office. For casual weekend style pursuits, the best men’s hooded sweatshirt will do. And with that, you need the Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie. Wear it over a classic slub tee. Which reminds me …

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Tee — $162 (6-Pack)

A 6-pack of classic tees you can wear as often as you please for spring.

Get a stylish T-shirt for (nearly) every day of the week — and in classic, versatile, easy-to-layer colors from Mott and Bow. The quality is evident when it comes to these, seeing as they’re made with the same care as the brand’s stylish denim. All that adds up to some of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, easily.

Grayers Olsen Stripe Shirt — $88

The right striped shirt for all your spring style needs.

Grayers delivers the stylish, breezy shirt you need for spring, and then some. This striped short-sleeve buttondown is made from soft, comfortable fabric, so it’s ideal to pair with, say, some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy polo to wear with your new favorite chinos (and more).

Speaking of stylish short-sleeve shirts for spring, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite polo — the Wellen Hemp Polo is ready for nearly anything, from happy hour to a day at the office.

About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch — $375

Durable, rugged and dependable — that’s what this watch brings to your collection.

What could be cooler or more essential for spring than a rugged dive watch? Especially one made with vintage style in mind? Folks, there’s truly not much, and that’s why this About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch is one of the best men’s dive watches to buy right now.

NICESTUFF Clothing Short-Sleeve Shirt — $115

The right short-sleeve shirt to reach for this spring.

As you can see from this post, we’re all about some of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for spring, especially this finely tailored and ever-so-slightly dressy number from NICESTUFF Clothing. It’s made with melange knit fabric and perfect for layering with a lightweight spring sweater (or wearing on its own, at that).

Relwen French Loop Crewneck — $118

A lightweight crewneck that’ll turn into an essential layer this spring.

Yes indeed, we turn to more gear from Relwen here — we started this post off with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s high time we kept things rolling with a stylish lightweight sweater. This French Terry crewneck is one of the best layers this season has to offer, undoubtedly.

VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers — $60

Classic and easygoing spring sneakers for everyday wear.

That’s right — for only $60, you’re getting some of the coolest men’s sneakers around, and from a fruitful partnership from two iconic brands. These two-tone VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers are as good as it gets. Wear ’em with a stylish lightweight sweater and some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Rugged-yet0classic dark blue denim from Flint and Tinder.

OK, so we’re here again with some of the best men’s pants — and they’re coming once more from Flint and Tinder. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans have everything you love about a stylish pair of denim, yet they’re easier to wear thanks to that crucial stretch. In short, yes, they’re your new favorite pair of jeans.

Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker — $375

The perfect coffee maker for a perfect cup of coffee.

Hey, let’s close this roundup of the best men’s gear out with a real shot in the arm, ehh? For your weekend adventures and your workday pursuits, you need a great cup of coffee — and the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is assuredly going to deliver that to you.

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So, that brings us to the end of another edition of The List. What new spring gear do you have your eye on? Perhaps an essential home good like the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is going in your shopping cart? Or else, what about your work day style demands — in that regard, picks like classic leather dress shoes  or your new favorite shirt are the way to go. One thing is clear: The demands of the season, both in matters of style and weather, have never been greater — right? So, equip yourself accordingly, then let me know what you think of these gear picks on Twitter.

 

The List: Get Ready for a New Week with the Best New Menswear

The perfect sweatshirt to step into early (early) spring? Quite nearly.

Today’s edition of The List is going to get right to the point — nothing but the classics, the greatest hits, the best takes on the best new menswear to be found on the Internet (OK, that’s a stretch … but still). Early March is an interesting time, especially in Brooklyn — any day could bring everything from rain to warm breezes to (gulp) snow … so you’ll find one of the best crewneck sweatshirts in the mix as seen above, along with plenty of your new favorite menswear picks (again, all classics). OK, let’s go to work.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year French Terry Crewneck — $88

A classic crewneck that’s as versatile as it gets.

When the folks at Huckberry and Flint and Tinder put their minds to releasing one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, you can be sure they’re going to, well, succeed. The 10-Year French Terry Crewneck will last at least that long, so be prepared to get plenty of wear out of it.

HELM Boots Railroad Boots — $395

Durable, rugged boots that’ll only get better (and better) with age.

OK, so you know what goes exceptionally well with one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts? A great pair of rugged leather boots, particularly from HELM Boots. These are built for early spring and beyond, and there’s no doubt that the HELM Boots Railroad Boots will only get better with age. Better still? If you’ve never bought from the brand, you can get $50 off your first purchase with HELM Boots, plus free shipping, right now.

Faherty Brand Movement Shirt — $148

A tailored, versatile everyday dress shirt from Faherty Brand.

Every guy needs a versatile everyday shirt — the kind you can wear with, say, a stylish crewneck and leather boots as well as with a slim spring blazer and chinos (more on your blazer in a second). The Faherty Brand Movement Shirt is, in that regard, the perfect everyday shirt.

Vetra Broken Twill Blazer — $135.98

A classic, casual-yet-versatile men’s blazer for spring.

In the way of men’s style essentials, it’s tough to top a lightweight blazer for spring. Apt for wearing with your favorite Oxford shirt or else layered up with a classic crewneck sweatshirt for casual style, the Vetra Broken Twill Blazer just gets the job done.

Mott and Bow Laight Slim Jeans — $118

The slim light wash jeans you’ll want to wear all spring.

As we move into spring, there’s one style of essential men’s jeans that begins to separate itself from the pack — a pair of stylish light wash jeans, especially a well-made and reasonably priced pair from Mott and Bow.

Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket in Indigo Corduroy — $188

A classic and seriously cool jacket from Taylor Stitch.

Can the team at Taylor Stitch ever stop churning out some of the best new menswear on the planet? Apparently not, because the Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket, featuring a classic bomber construction and rich indigo-dyed corduroy for spring layering … is simply one of the coolest men’s jackets your author has seen in some time.

Jack Mason Aviator Watch — $195

The tough construction and easily wearable watch to buy now.

With a rather unique design — white dial, black leather strap, eye-catching orange dial markings — the Jack Mason Aviator Watch is just different enough. Consider adding this versatile, tough timepiece to your collection for a new season.

Western Rise X Cotton Everyday Tee — $48

A classic cotton tee made with innovative fabric.

Is it T-shirt weather yet? Maybe so — and that’s why you need one of the best men’s T-shirts, particularly this versatile piece from Western Rise. It’s made from cotton, polyester and spandex, making it perhaps the perfect T-shirt for travel (and of course, the everyday).

Duke Cannon Great American Beard Oil – Made with Budweiser — $30

Beard oil made with Budweiser? You better believe it.

You can’t end an edition of The List without talking about the best men’s grooming essentials — namely, the Great American Beard Oil from Duke Cannon, made with Budweiser (yes, Budweiser). The cedarwood scent is excellent, and that’s only part of what makes it the best men’s beard oil out there.

Hawthorne Face Lotion — Price Varies

Some of the best face lotion to buy right now.

The folks at Hawthorne — who I’ve previously covered at The Manual — continue to expand their line of men’s grooming essentials with a seriously effective moisturizer, made in part with shea butter. It’s some of the best moisturizer I’ve used in some time, so I’d say you should take the brand’s quiz to tailor your skincare routine expertly.

Billy Reid Louis Henley — $150 

Your new favorite henley? Quite possibly.

When you want premium menswear that’s rugged and classic at the same time, you want Billy Reid. Specifically, you want one of the best men’s henleys from the brand, the kind you can wear with nearly anything else on this list (stylish light wash jeans included).

LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker — $89

The stylish, effective speaker you need for your home now.

Let’s pivot to the best wireless speaker for your home, office, den or … next road trip. That’s the LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker, made with sleek design and stylish looks in mind. Available now from Bespoke Post for a downright steal.

Danner Ridge Boots — $380

Tough leather hiking boots from Danner? Sign me up.

For all those times you want to get out of the house and out on the trail, you need rugged leather boots. More to the point, you need the ridiculously tough Danner Ridge Boots.

Pacific Shaving 3-in-1 Everyday Beard Care — $21 (Two-Pack)

Upgrade the way you groom your beard right now.

Keeping your beard groomed is an ongoing task — be it winter or spring. Do it right with this effective 3-in-1 beard care, made in the U.S.A. and made to moisturize your beard.
Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses — $175

Durable sunglasses that add a dash of effective style to your spring ensembles.

You’re going to be needing a pair of the best men’s sunglasses before you know it — might as well pick up the Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses, ehh? They’re the ideal way to top off a spring-centric outfit (think stylish light wash jeans and one of the best men’s T-shirts).
Banana Republic Slim Dry Indigo Traveler Jeans — $128

Classic denim in an expert wash — made with less water, too.

We talked previously about stylish light wash jeans, so let’s go with a darker shade for the rest of you out there — a pair of slim denim that’s sustainable and well-made, no less. BR’s new line of Dry Indigo denim is made using 99 percent less water and 65 percent less energy, so they’re more than worth your time and energy.
OK, folks — I think we covered a ton of ground today, did we not? From the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts to a great pair of rugged leather boots, I hope these essentials give you something to think about (and shop, and wear). The impending spring weather also gives you the chance to break out classics like stylish light wash jeans or one of the best men’s henleys — we’d also be remiss to leave picks like the best men’s beard oil. So, what say you? Let me know your take on Twitter.

 

 

The List: Shop All of the Best Gear Picks for Men This Week

Expertly faded jeans to wear any time of year — including right now.

One thing is clear to me as we kick off another edition of The List: To power through this last stretch of winter (hopefully!), you need the best men’s style essentials around, and you need to throw everything you’ve got at the season. We’ll start out by looking at a classic pair of slim men’s denim, and we’ll carry that approach through to one of the best men’s sweaters and naturally, men’s grooming essentials. You can get through the rest of winter, and you can do it in style — trust me. OK, happy shopping!

Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans — $128

Slim men’s denim that works with your favorite menswear essentials.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a pair of slim men’s denim (or straight-cut men’s denim!) that you can wear anywhere, any time of year, look no further than the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans. They’re a personal favorite, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to wear ’em.

Bespoke Post Forge Box — $45

The well-crafted knife you didn’t know you needed.

If you scroll through the site often, you know that Bespoke Post boxes provide plenty of value on some of the best men’s style essentials around — and in this case, that includes the seriously handy Bespoke Post Forge Box.

Faherty Brand Reversible Sweatpants — $89

Slim sweatpants you can feel good about wearing outside the house (yes, seriously!).

If you’ve been feeling like you need some sweatpants that are actually stylish, and not sloppy, then these slim sweats from Faherty Brand (which are also reversible!) are the right way to go.

Finisterre Westray Crew — $132.98

A cozy-yet-stylish winter sweater is what you need now.

Check your thermostat — there’s a good chance it’s still bitterly cold out there. That’s where one of the best men’s sweaters comes into play, and that’s what makes the Finisterre Westray Crew so essential to your winter wardrobe.

Duke Cannon Thick 70 Body Wash Pack — $30

A full line of high-quality men’s body wash from Duke Cannon.

So, you might have noticed that Duke Cannon recently introduced a new line of body wash — the THICK High-Viscosity Body Wash, at that. It’s not your average shower soap — it’s available in rich scents and features expert quality. Add the whole pack to your list of men’s grooming essentials.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Washed Denim — $125

Another durable piece of classic menswear from Taylor Stitch.

If you follow the blog on the regular, it’s no secret that we love the rugged menswear being made by Taylor Stitch. That includes this beautifully crafted Washed Denim Western Shirt, featuring an expert fit and durable fabric — wear it under the Finisterre Westray Crew, for starters.

Our Legacy Knitted Hat — $146

Channel your inner Daniel Craig in this stylish navy winter hat.

Every guy — yes, you included — needs one of the best winter hats to stay warm in style. Our Legacy, as luck would have it, knows a thing or two about crafting some of the best men’s accessories, including this minimal hat that calls to mind Daniel Craig in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Shoe the Bear Dalton Leather Chukka Boots — $161.98 

Tough-yet-stylish leather chukka boots to wear all winter long.

No matter the season, a pair of the best leather chukka boots will take you far — it helps that these Shoe the Bear chukka boots are sleek, durable and ready to stand up to winter fabrics and textures.

Ecooking Face Cream — $34

One of your new favorite grooming essentials.

Keeping your face moisturized and hydrated is critical through the winter months — the Ecooking Face Cream (which I’ve recently tested) delivers on that aim quite nicely, and the packaging is pretty cool, too.

Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $89

A casually cool, well-made hoodie from Mott and Bow.

You know that Mott and Bow makes some of the best men’s denim around … but did you know they’ve expanded into a full line of classic hoodies and sweatshirts? This stylish zip-up hoodie should become a new weekend go-to.

Peak Design Travel Trio (Huckberry Exclusive) — $420

Durable travel gear that’ll keep your EDC safe and sound.

Peak Design consistently delivers some of the best travel gear for men, and now, you can get an entire trio of the toughest men’s travel gear that more than lives up to that billing. Grab these pieces before you hit the road.

HELM Boots Holt Boots — $350

Remarkably tough-yet-sleek leather Chelsea boots.

You absolutely know what you’re getting with HELM Boots — the Austin-based brand makes some of the best men’s leather boots, and now, they’re crafting some of the best Chelsea boots, too. The V-shaped elastic is unique and eye-catching — these are a perfect pairing with your Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans.

Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt — $88.98

A rugged, classic flannel shirt to wear all winter.

Winter is far from over, and that means you need one of the best men’s flannel shirts in your wardrobe right now. The Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt is one of the most sustainable and stylish options you can find now.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $299.99

Upgrade your home audio system right away with Tivoli Audio.

There’s something to be said for curating a thoughtful life beyond menswear — a stylish home speaker like this one from Tivoli Audio can enhance a room and your listening experience, to say the very least.

 

OK, which of the above men’s style essentials are you splurging on (or saving on!) this week? Is it going to be a handsome speaker from Tivoli Audio, or perhaps something more classic, like the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans or the durable Bespoke Post Forge Box? For what it’s worth, you should also consider buying a stylish zip-up hoodie or perhaps a pair of the best leather chukka boots. The choice really is yours. Let me know what you’re picking up over on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

The List: Here Are the 10 Best New Gear Picks to Buy This Week

A sneak peek of what’s to come in terms of today’s best new men’s gear.

With January rolling right along, ideally, you’ve been paying attention to our ongoing series The List, covering the best new men’s gear for plenty of occasions — and in this case, packed with winter style essentials. It’s my goal to get you layered up in fine form when you need it most, hence the emphasis on pieces like the classic wool CPO shown above (more on that in a moment), to go along with tougher outerwear like one of the best men’s winter parkas. The gang’s all here when it comes to how to dress (and groom) for winter — without further ado, let’s dig in.

Relwen Bonded Rag Wool CPO — $298

The cozy winter shirt you didn’t know you needed.

The best winter layers are often the most subtle, yet the most quietly stylish and functional — what exactly does that mean? Well, in this case, I’m referring to this classic wool CPO (which stands for Chief Petty Officer), a military-inspired layer that’s rugged enough to handle winter’s worst when layered under your favorite parka. Speaking of …

Arc’Teryx Therme Parka — $699

A warm, durable and investment-level winter parka.

Yes indeed, there’s no time like the present to layer up with one of the best men’s winter parkas, and undoubtedly, Arc’Teryx has knocked it out of the park (pun intended) with the Therme Parka.

Mott and Bow Slim Jay Jeans — $118

Dependable, slim black jeans to wear all winter.

There’s something about the cold confines of winter and the dimly lit confines of, say, your favorite speakeasy or a dive bar (the kind made for enjoying whiskey and a beer) — and the thing that goes nicely with either of those? Some slim black jeans, and preferably, the best men’s black jeans as shown here from Mott and Bow.

Diemme Roccia Vet Shoes — $338.98

Versatile, tough boots to wear all winter.

Comparing these to regular old snow boots here isn’t quite accurate — these Diemme boots just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots on the market, with the right traction for days on snowy streets. These rugged leather boots don’t look half-bad with, you guessed it, slim black jeans for some subtle contrast.

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie — $138

A versatile, casual hooded sweatshirt that works out on the town or back at home.

What’s sometimes the best layering move to go along with slim black jeans for a casual night out with the fellas? Well, of course, a classic hooded sweatshirt — but one done in a seriously upgraded fabric. The Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie is made to be worn on the go and when kicked back this winter.

Faherty Brand Reserve Sueded Trousers — $138

Slim, refined trousers to wear to the office.

The gear being made by Faherty Brand is already remarkably high-quality — so the launch of the Faherty Brand Reserve line this past fall, featuring even higher-quality fabrics and construction, was very welcome. These slim khaki trousers are perfect to wear to the office.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,195

A ridiculously tough watch you can wear through winter’s nastiest storms.

If you’ve read the blog, you’ll know that we’ve previously talked about the prowess of one of the toughest men’s watches we’ve seen — the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch is stylish enough for everyday wear this winter, and tough enough to survive the elements.

Duke Cannon The Perfect Shave Set — $25

Duke Cannon knows how to help you get the best shave you’ve yet had.

Hey, OK, so in addition to gear like the best men’s black jeans or rugged leather boots, there’s certainly something to be said for keeping your winter grooming essentials in tip-top shape. Duke Cannon is here to help with the Duke Cannon Perfect Shave Set, featuring everything you need to tame your mane (in spite of winter, that is).

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $98

A comfortable, high-quality henley to layer up with anything this winter.

Let’s keep talking must-have men’s winter layers, shall we? Layers like the exceptionally versatile, travel-friendly, insanely comfortable Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley, at that. Available in a range of colors at a price that signifies quality, this belongs on any list of the best men’s henleys.

5.11 Tactical 3-in-1 Parka — $249.99 

An ultra-tough parka to layer up with this winter — the second featured on this list, in fact.

As you can see in today’s edition of The List, we’ve been all about the best winter outerwear (for the most part). And now, joining today’s roundup of essential winter gear is a rugged parka from 5.11 Tactical, packed with plenty of pockets & remarkable functionality for whatever life throws your way. It could also come in handy as the perfect travel jacket.

While sometimes we tend to pack these posts with more gear (and by we, I mean me), today’s post had a bit more brevity — it’s always tough to narrow things down to the 10 best men’s style essentials to buy now. That being said, what caught your eye? Was it the classic wool CPO  we led off the post with? Was it the perfect travel jacket from 5.11 Tactical that closed out the post? Or perhaps something in between — such as the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch?  Whatever suits your fancy, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Cheers and thanks for reading!

The List: Stay Warm in Style This Winter with All the Best New Menswear for 2020

Step out with a crucial layer this winter — one of the best men’s flannel shirts from Faherty Brand.

Getting dressed in style this winter needn’t be boring — at least, that’s what I’m here to try to convince you of as we kick off 2020 and another edition of The List. For those new to the blog, The List represents all the best new men’s style essentials to buy for each and every season — compiled weekly, at that. And I think you’re going to appreciate the blend of gear we’ve got going on today, from a classic flannel shirt to the perfect jeans from Mott and Bow. That’s really only the tip of the iceberg, though. After all, getting dressed for winter doesn’t have to mean throwing on endless layers and then calling it a day — you’ll see that below. Happy shopping!

Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel — $148

A classically rugged flannel from a timeless brand — perfect for winter.

To layer up for winter, you need to start out on the right foot — or in this case, with the right shirt. The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel is a personal favorite for its blend of comfort, durability and rugged style. That makes it the perfect flannel shirt for winter, and indeed, one of the best men’s flannel shirts … period.

Jack Mason Aviator 3-Hand Watch — $195

This could be the perfect everyday watch from Jack Mason — rugged, casual and yet versatile.

The ideal casual watch for everyday wear this winter could be this stylish Jack Mason timepiece — inspired by aviation and the art of flight, this sleek leather watch is perfect for both business casual and weekend style settings. Trust me, I’ve tested it out (as you might have seen on my Instagram).

Duke Cannon Beer and Bourbon Box — $25

Richly crafted soaps in cool, beer and bourbon-infused scents.

The best men’s grooming essentials sometimes come in small packages — or at least in the case of Duke Cannon, they come in a set featuring the brand’s famed and highly functional Big Ass Bar of Soap. The Duke Cannon Beer and Bourbon Box uses some standout scents to upgrade your winter grooming.
Flint and Tinder Shaggy Scottish Sweater — $168

A cozy, comfortable and yet rugged sweater from Flint and Tinder up for sale.

Yes indeed, the folks at Flint and Tinder have done it again — the Flint and Tinder Scottish Sweater is made in Scotland, as luck would have it, from soft brushed wool. It’s the best sweater for cold winter mornings (and evenings, for that matter).
Mott and Bow Harrison Shirt — $145

A classic cotton flannel shirt in a tailored fit, done up in a cool plaid pattern.

So, what shirt are you going to layer under the Flint and Tinder Scottish Sweater? That’d be the Mott and Bow Harrison Shirt — an exceptionally stylish flannel shirt for winter from the makers of your favorite jeans.That’s a perfect winter style combo, if you ask me.
Nick’s Boots Falcon Boots — $495

These are surely some of the best men’s boots you can buy for winter.

If there’s one thing you need for winter, it’s a great pair of winter boots. And not just any old pair will do — lace up some investment-level boots you can wear for days on end this winter. Specifically, step into the rugged, absurdly beautiful Nicks Boots Falcon Boots. Together with one of the best men’s flannel shirts, you’ve got the makings of a top-notch winter ensemble.
Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley in Heather Grey — $68

Cozy, warm and rugged — everything you need in a henley, and then some.

OK, so you’ve got one of the best men’s flannel shirts, you’re lacing up your investment-level boots … what’s missing? Easy, a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch. The Heavy Bag Henley is made with upcycled fabric and features a comfortable-yet-flattering fit — one of the best men’s henleys I’ve tested.
Harpoon Brewery Winter Warmer — Price Varies

A rich winter beer to warm dark, cold nights.

The aptly named Harpoon Brewery Winter Warmer is one of the best beers for winter, all owing to its classically inspired recipe (cinnamon and nutmeg feature heavily), along with its long lineage — it’s been brewed since 1988, after all. I’m a big fan after testing it out courtesy of the brewery (thanks, guys!), and I think you’ll appreciate it, too.

Mott and Bow Connor Heavy Cable Crew — $225 

Another rugged sweater to wear with your favorite Mott and Bow jeans.

Yes, you read that right — Mott and Bow continues to move beyond denim (although it’s assuredly some of the best men’s denim) with pieces like this classic cable crew sweater. It’s, naturally, the ideal piece to pair with Mott and Bow jeans.

Filson Medium Submersible Dry Duffel Bag — $200

The rare duffel bag that’ll keep your gear dry no matter where you go.

If you want an everyday duffel bag that’s every bit as rugged as your favorite men’s gear from Filson, then the Filson Medium Submersible Dry Duffel Bag is the one you need by your side for all your winter adventures.
Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Shawl Cardigan — $398

The perfect winter cardigan? Maybe so. Try it from Faherty Brand to find out.

Yes indeed, we’re going with another entry from Faherty Brand in this edition of The List. The uniquely designed Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Cardigan jumps right out at you in the best way possible — that eyecatching pattern makes it one of the best shawl cardigans to buy this season. Who said winter style wasn’t fun?

Danner Full Bore Boots — $150

Tough boots featuring water-resistant suede and a Vibram outsole.

The best hiking boots can come in quite handy when it comes time to navigate snowy streets and trails, and the Danner Full Bore Boots fit the mold quite stylishly.

Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley — $62

A tough henley that pulls no punches in terms of standout style.

Of course, it really wouldn’t be an edition of The List if we didn’t recommend one of the best men’s henleys — the pleasingly rugged Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley is the perfect henley to wear under a flannel shirt (and that’s just one styling option).

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey — Price Varies

A “proper” whiskey that pays homage to Conor McGregor’s hometown.

From MMA champion Conor McGregor comes a triple-distilled Irish whiskey (featuring golden grains and vanilla, honey and toasted wood notes) — this whiskey in particular pays homage to MacGregor’s hometown of Dublin & the Crumlin, Dublin 12 neighborhood specifically. It’s the perfect whiskey to try on a cold winter weekend — preferably surrounded by friends. I’ve tried it, and I can vouch for it. Cheers!

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Waxed Wool — $228 

A rugged jacket that only Taylor Stitch can dream up.

Part field jacket and part blazer substitute, the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket (made from a handsome waxed wool in a deep olive color) is one of the best men’s winter jackets, and a worthy piece to wear alongside your Heavy Bag Henley.

Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots — $199 

Rugged-yet-dressy boots — the perfect encapsulation of all things Wolverine.

If you typically think of more rugged leather boots when you think of Wolverine (like the ones found in this winter style ensemble), then get ready to shift your thinking a bit. The Wolverine BLVD Collection focuses on affordable style and yet high-quality performance & design, including rich leather that’ll age very nicely. More specifically, the dressy-yet-versatile Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots are a shining example of day-to-night style from this lauded brand.

OK, so whenever I get to the end of one of these posts, I always have a tough time picking my favorite — do you feel the same way? From the perfect flannel shirt for winter, right on through to those rugged Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots, I’d say there’s probably something for every taste and budget.  Maybe the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is your go-to pick? Or perhaps it’s the rich Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Cardigan? Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the excellent versatility of a stylish flannel shirt for winter from a top denim brand. Let me know your thoughts on these picks over on Twitter. Let’s get out there!

The Friday Read: Shop the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Right Now

Sleek dress boots that you should pick up ASAP from Huckberry during Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Step right up and step into Black Friday and Cyber Monday with my best deals for Black Friday (and again, Cyber Monday) today on the blog. Speaking of “stepping” — how about those stylish dress boots from Huckberry shown above? Perfect for the holiday. Thanksgiving weekend is an important time to relax and celebrate with family and friends … and yes, it’s also a heck of a time to get the best deals on winter gear and many more picks, so we’ll have some fun with that today. From affordbable deals on holiday coffee, new men’s boots and some of the best men’s denim, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. And yes, there are great deals going on at Huckberry, so hop to that while you can. As for me, I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend — and yes, some Black Friday shopping — in my adopted home state of sunny Florida with my family. On tap for the weekend? Well, besides menswear … I’ll be sipping on some freshly brewed craft beer that my dad and I made during my September visit! We’re also planning to sneak in some crucial beach time and of course, plenty of rest and relaxation to go along with it. Crucially, you can follow along with all the fun on my Instagram — that is, when you’re not shopping the best style deals for Black Friday, ehh? Again, let’s have some fun, shall we?

  • The good folks at Mott and Bow — yes, the brand that makes your favorite jeans — are back at it again with some of the best deals on men’s jeans for Black Friday, and that’s a fact. Mott and Bow is offering  25 percent off all orders sitewide, plus 30 percent off all orders over $250 and 35 percent off all orders over $400 with code BF19!  (rolling through this Sunday). Additionally, Mott & Bow will be offering an exclusive one-day Cyber Monday sale, with 25 percent off sitewide for any puchase, 30 percent off orders over $250 and 35 percent off orders over $400. Sounds like you just found your new favorite place to buy jeans, right?
  • There’s never a bad time to stock up on grooming essentials from Duke Cannon, and that’s just the way it is. The popular men’s grooming brand recently launched a line of essential holiday shops with funny names like “Lump of Coal” (an activated charcoal soap), while you find Duke Cannon beard oils and balms really get the job done when taming your mane (at least, that’s the case for me!). Enjoy!
  • As ever, never lose sight of what the team at Huckberry is churning out when it comes to Black Friday deals — and there are plenty! That’s also the case with the upcoming Huckberry Cyber Monday sale. From rugged henleys to slim denim and the best travel bags, it’s a veritable one-stop shop for the best men’s gear.
  • At Western Rise, this outdoor and performance-focused gear brand is offering 20 percent off sitewide for Black Friday. Yes indeed, there’s something for everyone on the site, from the Elkton Stretch Wool Flannel to The Evolution Pant. Happy shopping!
  • Folks, you’re in luck — Faherty Brand started its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale earlier this week, and it runs through Monday. The goods?25 percent off all items, with no exclusions (and a minimum order of $250 is required). That should be pretty easy to meet, what with stylish products like the Brushed Alpine Flannel offering up perfect winter style.
  • My friends at United By Blueare offering up to 60 percent off sitewide and free shipping on Black Friday, and up to 60 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday ending at midnight, PLUS, they’re running a “Sale on Sale” with 50 percent off. Oh, and you free shipping on all orders.
  • So for Black Friday,  Blundstone is offering 15 percent off sitewide, ending December 2. Step into these rugged leather boots ASAP.
  • As ever, J. Crew is giving you all the goods you can handle this Black Friday and Cyber Monday — take 50 percent off full-price goods, and 60 percent off sale goods, starting TODAY. Bingo!
  • My friends at West Skincare (as covered here on The Manual) are giving you 40 percent off sitewide through Cyber Monday with the code BFCM. Get to it!
  • Chicago’s own Damen + Hastings, makers of stylish accessories for men, are offering 30 percent off sitewide starting today and running through Tuesday, their largest promotion yet!
  • Moral Code Footwear (as seen in this #OOTD) is running a heck of a deal, giving you 30 percent off full-priced items through December 1st, and you can get 40 percent off wallets on Cyber Monday, too.
  • Driftaway Coffee is offering 25 percent off Annual Gift Subscriptions with the code BF2019, and 10 percent off all other Gift Subscriptions with the code BF10 from Thanksgiving, Nov 28 to Cyber Monday, Dec 2. These are great coffee gifts, folks!
  • The fine folks at Luminox are delivering 40 percent off the BlackOps 8895, as well as 30-50 percent off other select models through December 2.
  • Charles Tyrwhitt’s Black Friday Sale runs through today, and you can take 30 percent off everything with the code FRIDAY30. Starting Saturday, you can use the code CYBER30 through next Tuesday, November 3rd to take 30 percent off everything, as well. Bingo!
  • Back to rugged leather boots — now through Sunday, Vasque is offering 25 percent off full priced items and 10 percent off sale items at Vasque.com with the code GIVETHANKS or BLACKFRIDAY.
  • Starting Sunday, Forsake is also offering 25 percent off at Forsake.com. Get to it, folks!
  • Olivers Apparel launched its Thank You Sale (the only sale they offer throughout the year) earlier this week, and now through Cyber Monday, customers can get 20 percent off sitewide with code THANKS.

Did you find somethihng to pique your interest? Maybe some Duke Cannon grooming picks are on your shopping list (or in your shopping cart)? Or perhaps, you’ve simply got to get another pair of your favorite jeans. Either way, I wish you happy shopping, plenty of fun and tons of restful time with family … oh, and turkey. And craft beer — that as well. Thanks for reading!