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!

The List: Get Ready for November with the Best New Men’s Gear to Buy Now

Get into the spirit of fall with the best Old Fashioned — and of course, the right gear to accompany it.

If you’ve checked the thermostat or any weather report as of late, perhaps you’ve realized that we’ve well and truly hit the sort of weather that requires you to bundle up and pour yourself a nice cocktail — all done in style, of course. That’s where the best Old Fashioned shown above comes into play (more on that in a second), and that’s where the below batch of fall style essentials found in this week’s edition of The List are going to prove mighty useful indeed. I think you just might end up being as fired up for fall as I am when you get a look at picks like one of the best men’s flannel shirts, and then realize that it only gets better from there. And yes, there will be whiskey involved. Cheers to the season!

Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt — $88

A newly classic, seriously sustainable flannel shirt.

The perfect complement to your favorite whiskey cocktail? Why, it’s got to be the Wellen Slub Flannel,surely one of the best men’s flannel shirts you can buy this season. It’s a stone-cold winner in terms of fit (tailored but easy to layer over your favorite henley), notably when paired with a lovely fall cocktail. This stylish flannel shirt is also done up in a cool and unique fall color (with additional color options available), and it’s also made sustainably using 100 percent organic cotton via the Huckberry team. That all sounds pretty great, yes? Yep!

Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots — $150

Classic leather chukka boots have never failed — have they?

What goes better with one of the best men’s flannel shirts than a durable and dependable pair of some of the best chukka boots? Not a whole lot — heck, maybe nothing. That’s where the Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots come in: Perfectly casual, highly versatile and seriously well-crafted.

Lonegrade HDR-140 Watch — $310.98

A sleek black leather dress watch to wear any time you need to suit up for fall.

So, we’ll go from a pair of casual leather chukka boots to a stylish black leather dress watch without missing a beat. If the above Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots are the casual boots you pack for a fall trip to wear with a NATO strap watch, then this handsome leather dress watch is the one you pair with slick black Chelsea boots for evening cocktails.

Mazama Whiskey Glasses — $62.98

Two stylish whiskey glassses to add to your home bar.

So, we said earlier that there’d be some talk of whiskey in today’s post — here we are. These Mazama Whiskey Glasses are a modern and highly stylish addition to your home bar, and they’re available for a solid price, too.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid Boots — $179.98

Lace up these dependable Danner boots and get out there.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about how essential and functional certain pairs of footwear — like the Danner Caprine Boots — can be, and it’s now time to talk about another equally essential pair of rugged Danner boots. Those would be the Danner Trail 2650 Mid, a lightweight and durable pair of hiking boots to carry you through fall.

Wallace & Barnes Waffle-Knit Henley Shirt  — $78

Your new favorite henley? Try it on for size and see for yourself.

Speaking of your favorite henley as mentioned earlier … for all your fall layering needs, it’s tough to go wrong with a rugged Wallace & Barnes henley. Part of the throwback-inspired line of modern workwear from J. Crew, this henley (especially in the fitting Rugged Brown color) wears well with your favorite blue jeans.

Dango Products Dango PO2 Pioneer Travel Wallet — $129.98

A minimalist wallet guaranteed to get you from point A to point B in style.

We’ll talk in just one second about some of the best chinos you need for fall travel, but let’s talk first about an essential travel wallet from Dango Products. This EDC essential has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. That’s it.

Olivers Apparel Charter Chinos — $148

Slim chinos made for travel and the office in equal measure.

Looking for a pair of outrageously comfortable, ridiculously durable, travel-ready chinos? The kind that can carry an essential travel wallet  without missing a beat? You’re going to want the Olivers Apparel Charter Chinos, launched recently from a brand that knows quite a bit about blending performance and style in effective packages. The difference here comes from high-quality Japanese stretch twill — and the Dark Olive color is ideal for fall and winter.

Fellow Barber Grooming Essentials — Starting at $25

Don’t stop at just one purchase from Fellow Barber.

Now, it’s rare that I recommend just one essential men’s grooming line to try in full, but Fellow Barber, with its full suite of quality products (from Everyday Tonic to Mineral Spray) is the brand to give your fall grooming essentials a shot in the arm (plus, the packaging looks cool).

Billy Reid Donegal Terry Henley — $98

A classic henley from a classic American brand.

We already talked about an essential Wallace & Barnes henley above, but who says a guy just has to have one classic henley? In fact, the Billy Reid Donegal Terry Henley is the rare rugged henley that can be dressed up (with a herringbone blazer, dark denim and your favorite leather boots), or down (on its own with that same pair of dark denim and high-tops).

Gola Classics Ascent High Millerain Trainers — $150

Durable sneakers made with classic British fabric and heritage styling inspiration.

The perfect sneakers to pair with the Olivers Apparel Charter Chinos might just be these ones — a retro-inspired pair of high-top sneakers made to channel a mix of sporty and alpine style (note the outdoor-influenced D-ring lace eyelets). The use of rich Millerain wool tweed fabric lends them some extra durability in the fall and winter, too. Also ideal to wear with your favorite blue jeans.

Reigning Champ Heavyweight Pullover Hoodie — $165

The classic hoodie that brings some serious style points to the table.

Can a classic hooded sweatshirt be stylish? If you read the blog, hopefully, you know that answer is decidedly “Yes.” This Reigning Champ hoodie exemplifies fashion and function, as do its counterparts (like the much-loved Flint and Tinder Pullover Hoodie).

Ebbets Field Flannels x Faribault Woolen Mills Vintage Ballcap — $48

A cozy vintage ballcap to wear all fall.

Don’t ditch your ballcap for winter just yet — made from cozy and incredibly long-lasting, high-quality wool from Faribault Woolen Mills, this vintage ballcap represents a very gratifying partnership between Ebbets Field and the legendary woolen mill. Expect more partnerships with American-made brands from Faribault in the future thanks to its “Co. Lab” program.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt — $125

A beautiful Western shirt, made to last and last.

OK, let’s go back to some of the best men’s shirts for fall, shall we? You might recognize this stellar Taylor Stitch Western Shirt from my Instagram — when worn year after year, it’ll age just as nicely as your favorite whiskey.

Yes Cocktail Company — Starting at $12

Mixers like a new take on maple syrup (with charred oak!) are sure to liven up your home bar.

If you want to liven up your cocktail bar with handcrafted mixers made for the modern cocktail aficionado — while also nodding toward the past — you want to look into Yes Cocktail Company. These are products made in small batches with great care (and also available to sample at its California tasting room). Mixers like the rich Charred Oak and Maple Syrup (*set the tone for fall drinks, including a new twist on your favorite Old Fashioned. I’ve had the pleasure of testing out the line recently, and it’s made sipping an evening cocktail all the more enjoyable!

Finisterre Nimbus Jacket — $189

A reliable fall jacket, no matter the weather.

When the adventure calls for going off-trail, perhaps up some mountain trails, there’s no finer or tougher jacket than the Finisterre Nimbus Jacket. It’ll come in handy with this next pick …

Elevation Beer Company Rad Red Throwback Red Ale — Price Varies 

A neat can design containing a throwback-style red ale? Perfection.

What better way to nod toward chilly weather (and heck, ski season for those of you in the mountains) than by knocking back a rich new beer, and one inspired by a classic Irish Style Red Ale at that, ehh? Elevation Beer Company — the official brewery of Colorado’s Monarch Mountain — has set its sights on doing just that this fall, launching a unique beer celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monarch Mountain. A special beer for a special occasion? I’d call that a winner.

Duke Cannon Emergency Heat + Light Candle — $25 

A terrific candle to liven up your living space.

To go along with a rich new beer or a classic hooded sweatshirt for a cozy night in, just add the Duke Cannon Emergency Heat + Light Candle — no better combo.

 

It seems that as I get to the end of every single one of these posts, I tend to say this (and I hope you agree) — this edition of The List had *wait for it* something for everyone, right?? Maybe you favor a neat pour in the Mazama Whiskey Glasses, or perhaps you can’t wait to wear the Taylor Stitch Western Shirt or try out the rugged Danner Trail 2650 Mid Boots. Perhaps the Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots are more your style? Either way, give me a shout on Twitter and let’s talk shop!

The List: Keep Your Fall Rolling in Style with My Favorite Gear Picks This Week

This is the perfect denim jacket for fall — there, I went out and said it!

If ever you  thought spring and summer were really only the prime times to wear a rugged denim jacket, think again. Fall style is all about shaking up what you thought you knew, and that’s especially the case as we start to stare down winter — thus, enter the Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket and the rest of today’s picks in this new edition of The List. From cozy flannel shirts to essential craft beer gear, I think you’ll find a little bit of everything when it comes to the best fall gear picks to keep the season rolling (including — spoiler! — a look at a classic Barbour jacket). Like what you see? Head over to Twitter to let me know.

Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket — $238

A rugged, tough-as-nails trucker jacket made with upgraded denim.

If you follow this site frequently, you know we (and by we, I mean me!) love the American-made menswear being churned out by Flint and Tinder over at Huckberry. Add to that list today’s lead-off selection, the best denim trucker jacket you’re apt to find: The rugged and layering-friendly Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket. Cheers!

Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $225

Cozy, comfortable, inimitably stylish jeans from Billy Reid.

OK, so now that you’ve picked up your Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket, what the heck are you going to wear it with? That’s easy. These slim moleskin jeans from America’s own Billy Reid are just the ticket.

Danner Pub Garden Boots — $189.98

Lace up these tough boots to take on the day — any day of the week, that is.

Are you feeling fully into the spirit of this season yet? Rugged leather boots from Danner — in fact, some of the best new leather boots around — are going to be a necessary and highly effective addition to your collection right this instant.

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $188

Uncompromising quality sets this Taylor Stitch jacket apart.

We’ve talked plenty in the past on the site about the rugged durability and classic styling potential of the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket, and that’s never been more relevant than with this recently launched new colorway of this rugged fall jacket. It could just be the perfect jacket for fall travel.

Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Navy — $108

Slim deep navy jeans for colorful (or cloudy) fall days.

Although we already discussed a pair of slim moleskin jeans from Billy Reid above, we’re going to dive into a more classic pair of men’s denim, this time from Mott and Bow. The rich navy color makes these jeans unique, and possibly some of the best men’s denim for fall.

Oxford Pennant “Glory Days” Banner — $88

A retro banner to liven up your home or den from Oxford Pennant.

Now, is this vintage-inspired banner from Oxford Pennant something you can physically wear for fall? No — but that doesn’t mean it won’t add some seriously cool style to your den, living room or home office. Read more about Oxford Pennant here.

Barbour Men’s Icons Durham Waxed Jacket — $545

An unequivocally classic Barbour jacket in a waxed finish.

You should surely get used to seeing multiple features on the best men’s waxed jackets on the blog this season — and this handsome, classic Barbour Icon Durham Jacket is a prime example of why you need a waxed jacket in your closet right now.

Madewell Men’s Flannel Shirt in Windowpane Plaid — $95

An utterly classic flannel shirt fit for a fall weekend (say that five times fast).

See, we mentioned that we’d be talking about things like the best men’s flannel shirts for this season, did we not? When things get chilly, grab this rugged-yet-refined flannel from the recently revamped Madewell Men’s line, then wear it with … yes, you guessed it: The best denim trucker jacket  for fall.

VAER Watches Classic Watch — $149

A tough watch made to be worn on-trail or off this fall.

The best men’s casual watches have a little bit of something for everyone, and in the caes of the VAER Watches Classic Watch, that means a sharp dial design and an outdoor adventure-minded NATO strap.

American Trench Kennedy Luxury Athletic Socks — $19.50

Tough to go wrong with stylish, American-made socks.

Let’s talk details for a second — specifically, you  need a pair of the best socks on your feet this season, and these American Trench socks are a top-notch upgrade to wear with your new favorite leather boots.

Wallace & Barnes Stretch Canvas Shirt Jacket — $198

Just the right layer for fall from Wallace & Barnes.

We’re all about tough fall layers like the best shirt jacket for the season here on the blog today — and this handsome, pleasingly rugged & throwback-inspired canvas shirt jacket from Wallace & Barnes (via J. Crew) checks all the right boxes.

Bellroy Travel Wallet — $119.95 

A finely crafted leather wallet that’ll get better with age.

OK, so we’ve covered a lot of ground today, from the perfect jacket for fall travel to some of the best men’s denim for fall. But what’s something that’s timeless, and without a season? Why, the right leather wallet for everyday use — and on that front, Bellroy has you covered with the Bellroy Travel Wallet.

Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP Wallabee Boots — $160

Fall-ready footwear in the iconic Wallabee silhouette.

Now, these Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP boots have been a very hot-seller, considering it’s a limited-edition update of the classic Wallabee boot. But if you can snag a pair elsewhere, go for it — these co-branded Wallabee boots are perfectly casual, laidback & ready for fall (especially in a rich tan suede).

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Indigo Stripe — $125

Yet anothe classic Taylor Stitch shirt for your consideration.

Yes, more Taylor Stitch menswear — and specifically, a stylish Taylor Stitch shirt sold via the brand’s high-quality, always-in-stock Essentials line. When you want to go classic-yet-casual, wear this rugged indigo shirt with slim chinos and some of the best new leather boots to the office.

Walls Outdoor Goods Canyon Vintage Lite Stretch Jac-Shirt — $79.99

A tough shirt jacket that just won’t quit when the going gets tough.

No sir, we’re not done talking about the best shirt jackets for men just quite yet. In fact, this sub-$80 shirt jacket from Walls Outdoor Goods is incredibly high-quality for the price, and made to  be layered with rugged style essentials easily. Plus, it’s lined with cotton flannel Buffalo check lining for fall-friendly style (look for more on my Instagram soon).

Fjallraven Greenland Duffel — $150

A tough, durable duffel bag for all your fall adventures.

The best men’s duffel bags offer up uncompromising quality and go-anywhere durability — that’s what makes the Fjallraven Greenland Duffel such a welcome way to close out today’s edition of The List. Load it up with your favorite fall style essentials, then hit the road. Plus, you get waterproofing wax with this classic Fjallraven duffel, too.

 

Does anybody else have a shopping cart packed full of gear right now? For me, there are several standouts on this list of the best men’s fall gear, from slim moleskin jeans by Billy Reid to functional items like the Fjallraven Greenland Duffel right on through to a vintage-inspired banner from Oxford Pennant and of course, the best denim trucker jacket around. What’s your favorite of the above? Again, head over to Twitter to let me know. OK, folks — happy fall!

The List: Here’s All the Best New Men’s Gear to Buy This Week

Time to step into a new season — read more about the Lancy Aire x Taylor Stitch Collection below.

Rest assured, folks: In today’s edition of The List, we’ve got the lowdown on the new men’s style essentials you need to buy to close out this month — and look toward September and beyond. The theme this month has been that, well, summer’s winding down, Labor Day is approaching and early fall (the best time for menswear) is on the way. Without further ado, here’s the gear you’re going to need for it — including an iconic vintage watch, naturally.

CYMA WWW Dirty Dozen Watch — $2,450 

Without a doubt, a drool-worthy watch to wear every single day.

Now, don’t be alarmed by that price tag — we’re assuredly starting today’s edition of The List off with a bang, but the CYMA WWW Dirty Dozen Watch is one of the best vintage watches on the market. It was one of 12 models made for the British military, and it’s part of the new Lancy Aire x Taylor Stitch Collection. It’s a watch to covet and lust after … and it’s also the rare vintage watch you should actually be able to, y’know, wear. It should work nicely with a classic chambray shirt and slim tan chinos this season.

Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford — $118

The breezy Oxford shirt that’s been perfectly broken-in for you.

We’ve talked in the past on this site about this American-made Oxford shirt, but it’s worth bringing it to the forefront again. It’s one of the best men’s shirts in any season, and especially primed to layer over your favorite slub tee on an early fall weekend.

Relwen Squall Breaker — $127.98

An unbeatable lightweight jacket for the transition to September.

One of the crucial parts of shopping for fall style essentials has to be finding the right transitional gear, like one of the best lightweight jackets to carry you through inclement weather. Ladies and gentlemen, that jacket is the Relwen Squall Breaker. Carry on.

MVMT Watches Range Field Watch — $95

A rugged, tough watch that’s perfect for fall.

Pleasingly crisp and yet rugged at the same time in terms of design, the Range Field Watch from MVMT Watches belongs on your wrist for fall adventures aplenty. Pair it up with your favorite henley and the Relwen Squall Breaker to grab a weekend coffee.

Bespoke Post Concentrate Box — $45

A handy, affordable box from one of the best men’s subscription services around.

Here’s the deal, as we all know with Bespoke Post — sign up for the brand’s monthly subscription service, then get access to some of the best cold brew around, made right from the comfort of your home, with the Bespoke Post Concentrate Box. That’s all there is to it.

Danner Vertigo 917 Boots — $220

Tough, durable boots to buy from a USA-made brand.

Surely, you recognize these rugged hiking boots and other Danner boots from the blog — we’re including these tough leather boots here once more to start getting you in that fall mindset. It’ll pay dividends, trust me.

Mott and Bow Rivington Denim — $96

Slim blue denim in selvedge — the kind of jeanas you’ll wear all the time.

The best men’s blue jeans are easier to find than you might think — simply shop Mott and Bow. They’ve been a longtime favorite of the blog for the ease of purchase and the serious style points. The Mott and Bow Rivington Denim are some of the best raw selvedge jeans out there, and for a heck of a price, in my opinion.

Tanner Goods Classic Belt — $79.98

This is a belt that’s only going to get better with age, guaranteed.

In the midst of all this planning, don’t forget about your everyday carry — namely, accessories like this stylish leather belt from Tanner Goods. The perfect complement to the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants, I might add (more on those shortly).

Billy Reid Packable Quail Jacket — $354.98

The rugged fall jacket to wear on fall weekends — trust me.

Yes indeed, there’s no question that Billy Reid just gets it when it comes to rugged fall gear – – even if it’s not quite cold enough for the Billy Reid Quail Jacket yet, it will be soon enough. And that’s when you break out one of the best fall jackets in your wardrobe, folks.

Saturdays NYC Wet Wax — $24

A sleek, new product to upgrade your haircut in a hurry.

Perhaps in the months ahead, yo’ull find yourself reaching for a stylish hat rather than doing your hair — but for now, it’s tough to go wrong with some grooming essentials. Enter this super-sharp Saturdays NYC Wet Wax, a way to add some throwback refinement to your ‘do.

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants — $128

Another instant classic from Taylor Stitch, here just in time for fall.

Yes indeed, the return of the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants is here — these are some exceptionally rugged fall pants, the sort you can wear on a camping trip or for an early morning of yard work … or simply to grab a pint at your favorite brewery.

Rancourt & Co. Court Classic 2.0 — $280

These are the best leather sneakers lying around for fall, in your author’s opinion.

An updated version of your favorite leather sneakers from Rancourt & Co., these are easily some of the best sneakers for fall, what with their rugged construction and rich leather. Again, a great complement to the aforementioned Taylor Stitch Camp Pants.

Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley — $73.98

Another instant classic from Billy Reid.

More standout gear from Billy Reid — we’d be remiss when it comes to fall style essentials to not include a rugged long-sleeve henley, right? Another piece of gear to buy now, then wear later.

Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set — $94.98 

New flannel sheets in time for fall? You got it.

Even your bedding should start to transition into fall — take these stylish flannel sheets from Upstate, and if you’ve got a king bed, stow them away to change out your bedding for fall when the temperature starts to drop. Bingo!

 

So, we started off today’s version of The List talking about the incredible — and yes, incredibly expensive — CYMA WWW Dirty Dozen Watch. Was it your favorite today? Or are you perhaps more inclined to go for something more classic, like some of the best sneakers for fall or perhaps a pair of the best men’s blue jeans? Let me know on Twitter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The List: Here are the Best Gear Picks for A Mid-Summer Getaway — Guaranteed

The bold-yet-refined shirt you’ll be reaching for all summer long.

Do you ever spot something that just … screams summer? A piece that belongs on your list of summer style essentials, easily? Something like the Portuguese Flannel Vince Shirt as seen above, right? Exactly. That’s where we’ll kick things off today, in fact. We’re also highlighting the rest of the gear you’ll need for a summer getaway, be it a leisurely weekend at the lake, a beer-filled beach stay or an upstate camping trip (or all three in quick succession??). Think of something you’ll need for those trips, and it’s covered in today’s edition of The List. Hope y’all enjoy — now, get out there and explore this summer!

Portuguese Flannel Vince Shirt — $110

The easy, breezy summer shirt you’ll want to wear all season long.

The next time you want to switch things up from a polo shirt or a slub T-shirt, then a stylish camp collar shirt from Portuguese Flannel is absolutely the way to. This classic short-sleeve shirt is retro-inspired & refreshingly modern at the same time.

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in Tuff Duck — $128

Dependable, rugged pants for summer adventures.

Be it pants to wear for your next breezy morning house project or pants to wear as you sip coffee beside a cool lake, you know Taylor Stitch has you covered. These Camp Pants in Tuff Duck are as good as it gets.

Rise Cold Brew Nitro Cold Brew Coffee — $34.99 (12-pack)

Your next weekend adventure just got a shot in the arm in the form of delicious coffee.

Let’s talk for a second about the crucial supplies to get you ready to hit the road — namely, some of the best coffee around. Rise Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew, available in a handy and absurdly delicious 12-pack that’ll hopefully last you a good while, makes nitro cold brew to rival the best around. You’ll have all the energy you need to pack up & hit the road.

Victory Sportswear Classic Runners — $220

Your new go-to sneakers, assuredly.

Let’s go from rugged chore pants to durable summer sneakers, shall we? These classic runner sneakers are primed to wear with everything from slim chino shorts to light wash jeans and a slub pocket tee — wear ’em for summer travel, too.

Mott and Bow Laight Jean in Medium Blue — $118

A classic pair of denim in a light weight.

There’s never a wrong time to wear slim dark blue denim from Mott and Bow — when you absolutely have to wear jeans in the summer (say, for a business casual meeting?), go with one of my favorite denim brands.

UNIMATIC U3-A Watch — $615

The durable watch you can wear nearly anywhere you please.

If you’re searching for the best everyday watch to pair with a whole slew of vacation-ready outfits, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better do-it-all watch than the UNIMATIC U3-A Watch. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Stetson Langston Hat — $119

This hat will keep the sun off your face — and it’ll do it in style.

OK, let’s go back to gear for a more rugged outdoor adventure, shall we? The hat you need for your next outdoor trip comes from Stetson — the Langston Hat, to be more specific.

Unmarked Toro Boots — $280

These are the right boots for … whatever you end up needing ’em for.

Let’s stick with the theme of rugged gear for an outdoor adventure, shall we? And you surely don’t need to be rancher to wear these rugged leather boots. The Unmarked Toro Boots should do just fine at your local pub (or your new favorite bar at your vacation getaway), in fact.

Wellen Easy Chinos — $88

Breezy chinos fit for a summer weekend.

Summer adventures aren’t all about running yourself into the ground — take it easy, man! You’re on vacation, and you’re wearing the Wellen Easy Chinos, some of the best men’s chinos you can get your hands on. They’re decidedly laidback thanks to the drawstring waist, and perfect to wear with a stylish hemp polo.

Schatzii Bullet 2.0 Wireless Headphones — $223.98

These are the wireless headphones you didn’t know you needed.

There’s no time quite like a summer getaway to realize you need a new pair of wireless headphones — might as well go for some of the best wireless headphones on the market, ehh? Schatzii gets it right.

Rhythm Vacation Stripe Short-Sleeve Shirt — $68

Another seriously laidback, relaxed camp collar shirt.

Another classic camp collar shirt here to keep your mind squarely in “tropical vacation getaway” mode — it’s at an affordable price, and it’s selling quickly.

Barebones Pulaski Axe — $142

This axe is tough as nails & ready for anything.

We told you that you needed to be prepared for your next outdoor adventure or cabin trip — the Barebones Pulaski Axe could be just what you need, however unexpected.

Mollusk Corduroy Shorts — $70

Just the right shorts for easygoing summer style.

There’s something refreshingly old-school and just plain cool about the Mollusk Corduroy Shorts — in fact, they could be the best shorts to wear on your next vacation (especially when paired up with a  classic camp collar shirt).

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Backpack — $185

Get geared up for your next off-trail excursion.

Just like that, we’re back to rugged outdoor gear picks — the Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Backpack fits the bill nicely, don’t you agree? Consider it among the best gear for an outdoor adventure.

 

Alright, are you starting to feel that itch to just … get out and go? Upstate, down South, out of the country … you can’t go wrong with any of these summer style essentials in my book. Do you have any opinion on which of these are your favorite? From classic runner sneakers to the Mollusk Corduroy Shorts, I’d say it’s a tough call. Feel free to let me know via Twitter. Thanks for reading, and happy summer!

 

 

 

 

The List: Bundle Up in Style with this Week’s Top Men’s Gear Picks

The casual. well-made zip hoodie you need for a winter weekend — beer not included.

By now, maybe you’ve grown sick of dealing with winter weather and dressing for the polar vortex — I know I have. That being said, you still need winter style essentials that take care of business, pieces that blend the casual with a new sense of refinement. Pieces not unlike the Flint and Tinder Zip Hoodie, a ridiculously well-made hoodie that’s surprisingly stylish. It’s perhaps the best hoodie to buy now, and we’re going to tell you just why you need it (plus other critical men’s gear picks) in today’s edition of The List. Feel free to let me know what you think on Twitter!

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie — $98

Flint and Tinder

Very nearly the best hooded sweatshirt on the market, with the chops to back it up.

If you follow the blog, you assuredly know that Flint and Tinder is no ordinary brand — and the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie is no ordinary hoodie, with a reputation for durability and quality that precedes it. Wear the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie underneath a rugged denim jacket and slim tan chinos, or keep it around to layer up with a versatile jacket like the Flint and Tinder Rain Shell. Again, it’s a hoodie that’s actually styish — color us surprised there, but it could be just the layering piece you need to reinvigorate your winter wardrobe.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie 

Muck Boots Foreman Waterproof Boots — $175

The rugged, warm boots you need for the rest of winter.

Look, it’s horribly, terribly cold and snowy outside. You need some of the best men’s winter boots, even if we’re nearing the end of February. And these rugged waterproof boots fit the bill quite nicely.

Portuguese Flannel Teca Flannel Shirt — $115

A versatile flannel shirt that’s cozy and comfortable.

Looking for a relatively affordable flannel shirt made with style and durability in mind? This stylish flannel shirt is just what the doctor ordered.

Bespoke Post Frontier Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post

The right gear for whatever winter throws your way.

OK, here’s the deal: When you sign up for Bespoke Post, you get access every single month to curated men’s style essentials — kind of like the Bespoke Post Frontier Box, perfect for winter adventures.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Tobacco Waxed Canvas — $188

The details make all the difference when it comes to this exceptional Taylor Stitch jacket.

There’s a very good chance that by the time you’re reading this, the exceptionally stylish Long Haul Jacket from Taylor Stitch (in a new, rich Tobacco Waxed Canvas) might be sold out. If you do have the chance to buy one still? Go for it — ASAP.

Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set — $156

The right flannel sheets to upgrade your bedroom for winter.

It’s hard shopping for bedding for most of us guys — but luckily, Upstate is here with the best flannel sheets to buy now. They’re masculine, rugged & stylish, yet versatile — the perfect complement to the rest of your bedroom or apartment, most likely.

Levi’s 501 Jeans in STF Dark Rinse — $69.50

Classic men’s jeans from a classic brand, done in a clean dark rinse.

As to what you’re going to wear to complement something like the Long Haul Jacket from Taylor Stitch, well … might as well make it a pair of the best men’s denim, right?

Proof Reversible Shirt Jacket — $138

A tough, warm shirt jacket to make the last few weeks of winter bearable.

Speaking of gear for winter adventures, well … this durable shirt jacket (available in other colors besides the blue seen above) gives you the versatility of two stylish shirt jackets in one handy, easily packable silhouette.

Fellow Stagg EKG+ Electric Kettle — $199

The best way to get the best cup of coffee, no doubt about it.

Use this kettle to bring your water to absolutely the precise temperature for the perfect cup of coffee or tea — a must-have on chilly winter weekend mornings.

1767 Designs Donoho Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging — $290

A seriously unique way to amp up your wall art.

OK, so we’ve talked about the perfect cup of coffee and also the best flannel sheets, so why not keep the home-centric goods rolling with this investment-level piece of reclaimed wood art from Donoho?

That’s going to close out this winter-friendly edition of The List. What’s on your shopping list now? I’m a big fan of the functionality and rugged style of the best men’s winter boots we featured in today’s post — those would be the Muck Boots Foreman Waterproof Boots, of course. Stay warm and stay stylish out there!