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

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

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

Howler Brothers HB Depot Jacket — $125

Howler Brothers Depot Jacket

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

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

Bell’s Brewery Octoberfest — Price Varies via Drizly

Bell's Oktoberfest

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

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

Buck Mason Alfa Military Shirt — $195

Buck Mason - Dark Olive Cotton Sateen Alfa Military Shirt

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

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

Astorflex Chelsea Boots — $165 via UNCRATE

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

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

Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt — $325

Filson Jac-Shirt Review

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

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

Faherty Brand Traveler Pants — $128

Faherty Brand Traveler Pants

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

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

Taylor Stitch Après Hoodie in Indigo Waffle — $128

Taylor Stitch hooded sweatshirt

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

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

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans

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

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

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

Todd Snyder Field Jacket

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

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

Season Three Ansel Hiking Boots in Sand — $345

Season Three Hiking Boots

Reliably cool, refined hiking boots to wear all fall.

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

Everlane Premium Weight Henley — $35

Everlane Premium Weight Henley

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

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

FRYE Prison Boots — $378

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

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

Timex Weekender Oversized Chronograph Watch — $80 via Cool Material

Timex Weekender Oversized Chrono - Cool Material

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

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

Duvel Belgian Ale — Price Varies via Drizly 

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale 4 pack - Argonaut Wine & Liquor

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

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

Western Rise AirLight Buttondown Shirt — $109

Western Rise AirLight Shirt

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

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

Relwen Thermal Crew — $128

Relwen Thermal Crewneck

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

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

Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic — $1,005

Richard Dreyfuss watch in Jaws

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

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

Karbach Brewing Karbachtoberfest — Price Varies via Drizly 

Get your hands on this delicious Marzen ASAP.

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

Minnetonka Moosehide Classic Loafers — $89.95

Minnetoka Moosehide Loafers

Comfortable, fall-ready leather loafers from Minnetonka.

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

Ibex Hiker Warm Crew Socks — $20

Ibex Merino Wool Socks

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

The List: These Are 25 of The Best New Men’s Gear Picks for Fall

Just one of many rugged gear picks you’re going to love wearing this fall.

My friends, we stand on the verge of another week as we move steadily into fall. As I always say, if you’ve felt behind in the game when it comes to the best fall style essentials, well, today’s edition of The List can certainly help bring you up to speed.

In fact, we’ll bring you up to speed in a BIG way, featuring 25 of the best new men’s gear picks, including a stylish leather watch, the best sweatpants for fall, and heck, a new pair of the best leather boots for men. It’s a barn burner, to say the least — and it all starts with a Flint and Tinder workshirt, as shown above. Here we go, folks.

More on that in just a moment, though. Whether it’s new men’s gear from Filson or a new leather jacket from Buck Mason, we’ll have you sorted out in style. Good luck out there this season, my friends. And for more men’s style essentials, be sure to head over to The Shop By The Style Guide page. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Workshirt — $128

Your new favorite rugged layer for fall, easily.

The best workshirt for fall could just be this one. Easy to layer atop a rugged henley or your favorite T-shirt on breezy fall days, then ready to be worn on into the afternoon, cold Oktoberfest beer in hand.

Huckberry Explorer’s Cap — $40

Huckberry Explorer's Cap

One of the coolest retro ballcaps out there.

What better way to get ready for fall than with one of the best ballcaps for men? The aptly named Huckberry Explorer’s Cap (in a new colorway) wears especially with pieces like, yes, the Flint and Tinder workshirt discussed earlier.

Shinola Runwell Leather Watch — $550 

Shinola Runwell Watch

The best way to welcome fall? With a cool, rugged leather watch, of course.

There’s a certain stylish leather watch you’re going to need on your wrist this fall, and it’s the handsome, versatile Shinola Runwell Leather Watch, folks.

Oliver Cabell SB-1 Brown Leather Boots — $248

Oliver Cabell Boots

Premium leather boots for fall that’ll only get better with age.

This won’t be the last time in today’s post that we talk about some of the best leather boots for men. Oliver Cabell uses uncompromising standards and quality to develop these stylish leather boots, which are suited to wear with dark denim or with, well, a fall suit.

American Trench Breton Stripe Socks — $42.50 (Four-Pack) 

American Trench Cotton Breton Stripe Socks

Stylish striped socks to wear with your favorite boots.

What are you wearing with your Oliver Cabell boots? Well, it should start with some stylish socks from American Trench, for one. These cool striped cotton socks are an easy fall pick-up, and the quality speaks for itself.

Western Rise AT Slim Pants — $128

Let’s pivot away from refined leather boots toward a pair of stylish performance pants that work with both captoe leather boots and slim dark jeans (for working from home) or tough hiking boots (for a day on the trail). These Western Rise pants are the way to go.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

Buck Mason - Charcoal Felted Chore Coat

The best chore coat you can buy for fall (possibly).

Hey hey, let’s keep the good vibes going with one of the coolest jackets for fall. This unique take on the chore coat turns it into a layer that’s more like a blazer than a traditional chore coat, meaning it’s a stylish jacket to wear on your next Zoom call, easily.

Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt in British Khaki Boss Duck — $168

One of the most rugged men’s shirts for the changing seasons.

Let’s keep it rolling with rugged layers for fall. The Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt is one of the best workshirts for fall, what with its tough blend of hemp, recycled polyester, spandex and organic cotton for extreme durability.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Light Grey — $240

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket on the blog, and it absolutely won’t be the last. One of the best trucker jackets out there, all owing to a combination of durability, toughness and long-lasting style.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

A rugged henley that’s easy to wear all fall, starting right now.

Get a great deal on one of the best men’s henleys, then use this Free Fly henley as a base layer under denim shirting or your Buck Mason chore coat.
Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Chestnut — $135

Italian Two Pocket Utility Long Sleeve Shirt in Chestnut

Todd Snyder, a personal favorite menswear designer of mine, seemingly can do no wrong when it comes to men’s style essentials for fall (or any season, for that matter). This rugged utility shirt is wearable on its own or layered atop a crisp white tee or that Free Fly henley.

Persol 3199S Sunglasses — $280 via GlassesUSA.com

Persol 3199S

Some of the most stylish, iconic sunglasses out there.

Early fall might not seem like the ideal time to recommend you pick up your new favorite sunglasses, but in fact … it is. You need to keep your eyes safe from the sun in all manner of seasons, so why not pick up some classic Persol sunglasses … right?

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants — $135

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants

Rugged, hard-wearing work pants that manage to look great, no matter what.

Let’s go back to the best rugged gear for fall adventures, shall we? That’s just what Filson does. The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants deliver durability, quality and the timeless style & performance to stand up to tough jobs or brewery visits in equal measure. Call ’em the best men’s pants for fall, easily.

Myles Apparel Everyday Crew Sweatshirt — $78

We’re keeping it rolling with warm fall layering here, via this Myles Apparel crewneck sweatshirt. The Everyday Crew is made with remarkable, water-repellent Storm Cotton and features a midweight jersey fabric, all the better for layering atop your favorite denim shirt (preferably alongside your Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants).

OBRA 240 Canvas Low-Top Sneakers — $130

OBRA sneakers

The coolest sneakers for men that you’ll wear all fall — correct? Correct.

A new addition to the stylish sneakers being sold by Huckberry, OBRA is making some of the best men’s sneakers — the kind that won’t look out of place with slim blue jeans and a shawl cardigan before fall weather really kicks in. Better yet, wear ’em with your new favorite sweatshirt.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Surprisingly stylish sweatpants from Ibex that’ll feel plenty comfortable all fall long.

Lest you scoff at the idea of fashionable joggers, just know that you’re going to need a pair of the most comfortable sweatpants for men to wear around the house (and possibly out and about with your new OBRA sneakers). These are the stylish sweatpants to buy now.

Sandqvist Roger Two-Way Totepack — $170

Sandqvist Totepack

Get off the beaten path — or go just about anywhere — with this rugged daypack.

For hauling your everyday carry essentials, get this rugged totepack and then hit the road for fall. Coming from Stockholm, Sandqvist made this tough backpack out of remarkable Cordura® EcoMade polyester.

High Camp Halflight Gunmetal Flask — $85

Halflight Flask Gunmetal

A durable, rugged, cool-as-heck flask for your next camping trip.

What are you bringing in your rugged totepack for your next fall adventure? That’s easy. This gunmetal flask from High Camp seems to be the right way to go. Get it via Cool Material ASAP.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $160

In need of a rugged leather tool bag for use at home, as opposed to, say, a trail backpack? Billykirk makes one of the coolest leather bags for your everyday carry, easily.

Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana — $50 (Two-Pack) 

As fitting as it gets when it comes to a stylish face covering — or a utilitarian bandana, for that measure — the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana has never been cooler, or more essential.

FRYE Tyler Lace-Up Boots — $328 

Beautiful, handcrafted leather boots made with a Goodyear welt and stylish, rugged suede? Those sound like the perfect leather boots for fall to me.

Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne — $52

Fulton & Roark Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne-Clearwater

Add this refined solid cologne to your fall grooming rotation.

In addition to the right leather boots or the best leather watch, fall is all about finding the best scent for every occasion. Fulton & Roark cologne covers your bases in that regard. Shop it over at Cool Material, folks.

Faherty Brand Stretch Five-Pocket Pants — $148

Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants

The best pants for men this fall in terms of comfort and style? Possibly.

Invest in some of the most comfortable pants for men out there, and reap the rewards. These stylish five-pocket pants fit like jeans but wear like sweatpants. Great work from Faherty Brand here.

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers — $54.95

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers

Comfortable, casual slippers to wear at home — or out on quick errands.

For when you just want to kick back and relax at home (possibly wearing your stylish five-pocket pants from Faherty Brand), reach for the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers.

Luminox Pacific Diver Watch — $640

A go-anywhere watch for every fall adventure, easily.

Let’s close things out the right way — with a rugged, adventure-ready watch from Luminox, there for all those times when you want to get out of the house and go off-trail. One of the best men’s adventure watches, no doubt.

Phew, alright! How about that, my friends? 25 of the best men’s style picks for fall, all wrapped up right here. From some of the most comfortable pants for men to the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers back up to handcrafted leather boots and of course, the ever-covetable Shinola Runwell and a gunmetal flask from High Camp, I think we covered PLENTY of ground today.

Heck, we’d be remiss not to mention true essentials like the the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana  or Ibex sweatpants, either. Have a favorite? Be sure to let me know over on Twitter.

 

 

The List: These Are All the Best Style and Gear Picks to Buy This Week

Try out your new favorite tee ASAP from Huckberry to keep the end of summer rolling.

As I always say, it seems time is flying by these days — mid-August, seriously? Must be time to keep stocking up on all the best new men’s gear, ehh? And what a time it is. We’re looking toward early fall, but for fighting the heat right now, you need what’s below today. We’re talking about one of the best men’s T-shirts (as shown above), plus a classic Oxford shirt, the best medium wash jeans and the best men’s shorts — among many others. Add to your wardobe ASAP. (And another note: If you like what you see, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!).

Forty Five Slub Curved Hem Tee — $32

Available in a range of colors, this is the coolest T-shirt for guys (like yourself!) right now.

Have we featured Forty Five T-shirts — some of the best men’s T-shirts around — from Huckberry before on the blog? Yes. Will this be the last time we call out one of the best T-shirts for men? No sir. This time, Huckberry has delivered a stylish slub T-shirt with a neat curved hem, and in a range of colors. Get one now: They sell fast, and they’re sure to become your new favorite T-shirt.
Buck Mason Draped Twill One-Pocket Shirt — $105
Buck Mason - Natural Draped Twill One Pocket Shirt

A breezy, stylish men’s shirt to wear right now — and any time of year.

Let’s keep things casual and cool, shall we? When you want a classic men’s shirt to wear casually, all on its own — or layered atop your new favorite T-shirt — you want this Buck Mason shirt. Start wearing it now, then keep wearing it into fall and winter.
Taylor Stitch Après Pants in Coal Double Cloth — $118
The Après Pant in Coal Double Cloth | Taylor Stitch…

Easy-going, breezy, cool-as-can-be … that’s what you get with these Taylor Stitch pants.

The best pairing with said Buck Mason shirt? That’s easy. Get these stylish casual pants from Taylor Stitch, featuring tailoring akin to the best chinos in your wardrobe, yet the fit and feel of … the best sweatpants in your wardrobe, with lightweight summer fabric to match.
Todd Snyder Cotton-Linen Surplus Shorts — $98

Casually cool, rugged men’s shorts from Todd Snyder.

We’re going to keep it casual and laidback here with these stylish shorts for summer from Todd Snyder. Available in a range of colors, the lightweight fabric makes these perfect for that summer heat wave — only the best men’s shorts will do in that case.

Huckberry Merino Wool Face Mask (Two-Pack) — $28 

Can’t go wrong with stylish face masks from Huckberry.

That’s right, the good folks at Huckberry are now making some of the best face masks out there. These have been a very hot seller, so hop on it if you want one of the best face masks for men (and really, anyone!) — they’re made from Huckberry’s excellent merino wool.

Mott and Bow Slim Bleecker Jeans — $96

Are these the best everyday jeans for men? Quite possibly. Try ’em and find out.

These are the best jeans to get in your closet now — a pair of medium wash jeans that work day in and day out, and with darn near anything. Kind of like the Mott and Bow Bleecker Jeans, right? Exactly.
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch — $79
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch - Cool Material

Nothing less than one of the coolest men’s watches to buy right now.

Add this rugged military watch to your list of summer adventure gear, and do so in a hurry. It’s an affordable everyday watch to stand up to the toughest of tasks while looking stylish as heck.
James Knives The County Knife — $150
The County Knife Walnut + Stainless - Cool Material

A cool pocket knife to add to your everyday carry ASAP.

Every guy needs a reliable pocket knife. Better yet, every guy needs a stylish knife like The County Knife from James Knives. Handsomely crafted, expertly made, and the best knife for your next summer adventure, in my humble opinion.
Beckett Simonon Geller Trainers — $149

Functional, stylish sneakers for men — what could be better?

What better way to embrace the rest of summer than with some of the coolest men’s sneakers around? These Beckett Simonon sneakers are as well-made as the brand’s stylish dress shoes, featuring water-repellent suede and some seriously cool color combinations.
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo — $58

Possibly the best polo for men, and at a steal of a price.

When you want to stay cool in the heat (preferably while wearing Beckett Simonon sneakers!), get one of the best polos for men from a brand you trust — that’d be Flint and Tinder, and this lightweight polo is as good as it gets.
Swag Brewery “Probably Beer” Mug — $13
Swag Brewery Probably Beer Mug

A seriously cool, fun way to enjoy your … coffee

Is this the coolest mug for your beeror your coffee? Heck, it very well could be. It certainly looks like the best way to drink beer — or again, coffee! — on your patio or out at your bonfire these days. right? Snag it now via Cool Material.
Proof Rover Pants — $98

Durable, dependable, stylish men’s pants that won’t miss a beat.

We talk a great deal about the Proof Rover Pants on the blog — they’re some of my new favorite pants, what with their rugged, performance-minded fabric and the styling potential of the best jeans, too. They’re going to be your new everyday pants, easily.
Bespoke Post Amp Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post
Amp | Bespoke Post

An incredibly cool way to listen to your favorite music.

Add some style to your home audio set-up (or your on-the-go audio set-up) with the Bespoke Post Amp Box, one of the coolest-looking Bluetooth speakers your author has seen. It’s just $45 when you sign up for the monthly subscription box program from Bespoke Post.

Pendulux Altimeter Table Clock — $99.95
Altimeter Table Clock - Cool Material

You haven’t seen a clock like this before … have you?

A retro-inspired table clock is, quite simply, perhaps the coolest way to tell time that I’ve found. How you can go wrong with a vintage clock inspired by WWII fighter jets, right?
GREATS Brand Royale Blanco Gum Sneakers — $179 
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Classic, everyday sneakers from one of the best sneaker brands around.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you’ll know that I’m a fan of GREATS Brand, purveyors of some of the best affordable men’s sneakers. For the price tag, you’re getting some high-end sneakers made with premium materials in the GREATS Royale, folks. Plus, you can get 25 percent off with the code SUNNYDAYS
Frank And Oak Stanley Good Cotton Shirt — $59.50 

A lightweight cotton shirt to wear with darn near anything.

Looking great in the heat has never been easier when you consider this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Canada’s Frank And Oak. Right now, you can also sign up for the Frank And Oak Style Plan — a cool monthly subscription box from our friends to the North — and get up to 20 percent off with free shipping & returns.

Billykirk No. 398 Bifold Wallet — $115

One of the best leather wallets to store your everyday essentials.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s probably high time you upgraded your leather wallet. Turn towards the best everyday carry gear from New Jersey-based Billykirk. This stylish leather wallet certainly fits the bill (pun intended).
Grayers Acme High Twist Polo — $72

Another day, another stylish polo for summer.

Head over to the Grayers New Arrivals section to check out a stylish cotton polo you can wear now, and then keep wearing into September with your favorite denim jacket. This vintage-inspired polo features a “self collar” (no buttons) for breezy, exceptional summer style.
Marine Layer Long-Sleeve Selvage Buttondown Shirt — $98

An easy-going, tough-yet-versatile men’s shirt to wear the rest of summer and into fall.

Marine Layer has succeeded in making one of the coolest new shirts to buy right now. It helps that this rugged buttondown shirt is made out of tough selvage fabric, making it the kind of stylish men’s shirt you can wear open atop your your new favorite T-shirt right now, and then layered underneath a rugged cardigan come fall and winter.
Cutwater Spirits Rum Mint Mojito — Price Varies
Cutwater Rum Mint Mojito 4-Pack
When you want a refreshing cocktail in a can, you want Cutwater Spirits — the Rum Mint Mojito is as cool, refreshing and flavorful as you could ask for this season. Thanks to the brand for letting me try out some for summer social distancing!
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots — $368
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots

Stylish leather Chelsea boots that totally deliver for fall and winter (and right now).

Consider this another subtle reminder that although it’s August right now, fall is on the way. These stylish Chelsea boots for men from FRYE take the cake in terms of sleek boots you can wear starting now, and then into the cooler climes of the season ahead.
Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — $125

One of the toughest men’s shirts on the market.

Speaking of the best men’s essentials you can wear now, and then on into fall, the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt fits right in. Layer it atop a Filson T-shirt or wear it all on its own through August, then pair it with a Filson waxed jacket when it starts to get chilly.

Alright, my friends. Do you have favorite of the above picks? As I always say, it’s mighty tough to narrow it down when it comes to the best gear for men. For me, I’m all about the rugged versatility of the Marine Layer Selvage Buttondown shown above, perhaps when worn with the the Proof Rover Pants  or the best men’s shorts from designer Todd Snyder. Don’t forget, though — you’d do very well indeed to stock up on the essentials, like Huckberry Face Masks and the best everyday carry gear from Billykirk. Don’t sleep on the necessity of picking up the best affordable men’s sneakers, either. As I say, The List has something for everyone. Let me know your take over on Twitter.

The Sunday Sale: Shop the Best Men’s Gear On Sale at Cool Material Right Now

Work From Home Beer Glass (2) - Cool Material

Cheers to Sunday, and cheers to a standout sale from Cool Material.

My friends, perhaps over the years, you’ve become as obsessed with Cool Material as I have. I’ve loved reading the Cool Material site over the years, but it’s the Cool Material Shop that I’ve really dug into lately. Maybe it’s a result of having more time at home to read and shop, maybe it’s the result of looking into, quite literallly, cool design items for men that I can add to my humble abode in Brooklyn … either way, Cool Material does it right. They’ve got everything from cool pocket knives to the best men’s watch under $100, and then some. And you know what’s even, well, cooler?

The ongoing Cool Material Sale features some of the best gear for men, at insanely great prices. It’s a fitting addition to our ongoing Sunday Sale series, is it not? Without further ado, shop the 10 best picks from the Cool Material Sale right here (starting with that cool beer glass shown above). Cheers, folks!

Cool Material “Work From Home” Beer Glasses — $14.25

Work From Home Beer Glass (2) - Cool Material

The coolest beer glasses of the moment.

Marked down from $19, this tongue-in-cheek set of two beer glasses from Cool Material is as cool and stylish as it gets. Perfect for enjoying a crisp, cold lager as you wind down the work day.

MWC G10 Military Watch — $79.16

G10 Military Watch

A tough, affordable military watch to wear every day.

As seen on my shopping page here on the blog, this rugged military watch just so happens to be one of the best watches under $100, period. Now, it’s under $80 (normally $95). Act accordingly.

Claude Dozorme Laguiole Liner Lock Pocket Knife — $78

Laguiole Liner Lock Pocket Knife

A durable, well-crafted pocket knife for summer, fall and beyond.

This durable pocket knife has plenty of heritage and history, seeing as it’s a modern take on the 1920s French Laguiole knife, but better, sleeker and smoother. The best pocket knife for adventures out there the rest of summer into fall.

Hame Design Ltd. Five-Peg Coat Hook — $89

Five-Peg Coat Hook - Cool Material

The perfect way to hang your array of stylish coats and jackets.

Marked down from $110, it turns out there IS such a thing as a stylish way to hang coats at your home. Perhaps spending so much time at home has caused you to organize your wardrobe and your living space — this Hame Design Ltd. coat hanger is a steal for the price.

Leather Head Handsome Dan Football — $110.50

Leather Head Handsome Dan Football

A cool leather football to use as decor or in a backyard game of catch.

See what I mean about Cool Material stocking all manner of great goods for guys? This handsome vintage-style leather football, while fitting as a home decor addition to your den, could be your go-to football for a game of catch (a very stylish game of catch, that is).

Lemur Cognac Key Folder — $32.50 

Key Folder Cognac - Cool Material

Talk about a stylish and effective addition to your everyday carry.

If it’s an efficient, stylish way to store your keys that you’re after, well, the Lemur Key Folder is here to save the day. Add it to your everyday carry so you can keep track of up to eight keys.

Work From Home Whiskey Glasses — $14.25

Work From Home Whiskey Glass

A stylish set of whiskey glasses that add a bit of fun to your happy hour.

To go along with your “Work From Home” beer glasses, you best get this two-pack of cool whiskey glasses along those same lines. Now, let’s get happy hour started.

Black and Blum Food Flask — $25.50

Black + Blum Food Flask

Add this rugged food flask to your list of everyday carry gear for that fall camping trip.

A flask … for your food? You best believe it. Add the Black & Blum Food Flask to your list of outdoor essentials the next time you hit the road. It’s vacuum-insulated to keep food hot or cold for hours, and it features 14oz. of carrying capacity — it’s also leakproof. Bingo!

Bevin Bells Brass Boxing Bell — $136

Brass Boxing Bell - Cool Material

A neat addition to your home, office, living room … you name it.

Now listen, do you really need this seriously cool brass boxing bell? Well, “need” is up for debate, but it’s also subjective. If you liked the look of the vintage-style leather football we mentioned earlier, consider getting this vintage-style brass boxing bell to go with it.

MWC 1960s Vietnam Military Watch — $52.76 

1960s US Vietnam Military Watch

The best bang for your buck when it comes to an affordable men’s watch, that much is true.

This Vietnam military watch is about as cool and rugged as it gets for a watch under $60. Built to be more durable than original Vietnam timepieces, this 36mm watch is wearable in the great outdoors and back at home, preferably as you sip from your new whiskey glasses.

When it comes to a men’s gear sale, it’s always tough to sift through and sort out favorites, right? The thing with the never-not-excellent Cool Material Sale is that it’s really got something for everyone, be it a Vietnam military watch, some cool beer glasses or, better even still, neat home decor items like a vintage-style brass boxing bell. I can’t say enough good things about the awesome men’s gear being sold by Cool Material, and perhaps you feel the same way. After shopping today’s sale, I hope you do. Be sure to let me know on Twitter if you end up picking anything up. Happy shopping!

 

 

 

 

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.