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

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

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

Relwen Bonded Rag Wool CPO — $298

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

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

Arc’Teryx Therme Parka — $699

A warm, durable and investment-level winter parka.

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

Mott and Bow Slim Jay Jeans — $118

Dependable, slim black jeans to wear all winter.

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

Diemme Roccia Vet Shoes — $338.98

Versatile, tough boots to wear all winter.

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

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie — $138

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

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

Faherty Brand Reserve Sueded Trousers — $138

Slim, refined trousers to wear to the office.

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

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

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

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

Duke Cannon The Perfect Shave Set — $25

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

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

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $98

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

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

5.11 Tactical 3-in-1 Parka — $249.99 

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

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

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

The List: Here’s All the New Men’s Gear You Need to Upgrade Your Fall Right Now

Just one of many tough gear picks to get you ready for fall — to say the very least.

Well, there you have it, folks. That Howler Brothers Rounder Vest as seen above is the perfect pick to lead off today’s list of fall style essentials. And if you normally conjure up some “Back to the Future” style vibes when you think of layering up with a vest, put those thoughts to the side ASAP — this is one of the best men’s vests to shake up how you think about fall layering, guaranteed. And the rest of today’s picks in this edition of The List are every bit as stylish and functional as you’d expect to carry us through October. Read on, start shopping and let’s get to work.

Howler Brothers Rounder Vest — $135

A rugged, timeless vest to layer up with all season.

Part of the terrific, extremely fall-ready Huckberry x Howler Brothers North Coast Collection, this rugged vest is perfect to layer over a thermal henley with inky blue denim and classic chukka boots all season long. Speaking of classic chukka boots …

Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $165 

A rich new shade of leather that’ll break in beautifully.

You know that you can always turn to Huckberry when it comes to the best chukka boots for men, right? And the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots are as good as it gets, blending style and sustainability in one exclusive package — wear these with your favorite blue jeans every fall weekend.

Triwa Hu39-D Watch — $299

This is a atough watch you’ll want to wear whenever you can this fall.

Is there a way to encapsulate the fall season in a rugged casual watch? Yes, yes indeed there is — the Triwa Hu39-D Watch, what with its canvas strap made from recycled plastic, is the perfect watch to wear all season.

Topo Designs Global Briefcase — $139

A rugged, adventure-ready brief from a favorite brand.

Oftentimes, the right way to get ready for fall — particularly for a weekend getaway or an overnight camping trip — comes down to carrying the best outdoor bag. And in this case, the Topo Designs Global Briefcase is absolutely the right way to go.

Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt in Dusty Army — $125

The right flannel shirt for a new season, courtesy of Taylor Stitch.

Rest assured, this won’t be the last time we talk about Taylor Stitch and the excellent Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt this season. It’s one of the best men’s flannel shirts you’re apt to find, made out of cozy, easy-to-layer chamois fabric, and it’s ideal to layer over your favorite henley all fall and winter.

Anonymous Ism Chevron Socks — $18.98

The best new socks to wear with your favorite sneakers or boots? You bet!

OK, so you’ve got the big items (like the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt) out of the way. But what about your favorite new socks, specifically this handsome pair from Anonymous Ism? Get ’em on your feet ASAP.

Rancourt & Co. Bennett Trainers — $295

Sleek sneakers to switch up your fall footwear game.

There’s a good chance that when you think of Rancourt & Co., you think of rugged sneakers and boots — slightly different than the Bennett Trainers seen above. And that’s not a bad thing! These are some of the best new sneakers to slide your feet into this fall, easily.

Burrow Nomad Leather Sofa — $1,450

Meet the new leather sofa you’ll have for years to come.

We’re all  about investing in the very best here at The Style Guide — like this refined leather sofa from Burrow, a surefire winner if you’ve been looking for a new sofa for your den or living room. The rich leather is perfectly suited for fall (and any time of year, for that matter!)

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

A pair of classic five-pocket pants to wear all fall.

If you’ve read the blog in the past, you know that the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are some of the best men’s pants to wear to the office, out on the weekend, to happy hour … you get the drift. And they’re back this fall season in rich new colors, including the excellent Earth color shown here.

Scout Leather Co. Keychain Leather Fob — $29.98

A durable addition to your everyday carry, no questions asked.

If you’re in the habit of misplacing or fumbling around for your keys, change all of that with this durable leather keychain, an excellent addition to your haul of everyday carry essentials, no doubt about it.

Flint and Tinder Indigo Fleece Crew — $88

A classic sweatshirt that’s only going to get better with time the more you wear it.

Want a sweatshirt that’s more than just your average crewneck sweatshirt? Then the Flint and Tinder Indigo Fleece Crew is the one you want. Pair it up with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants for all-day versatility.

Jack Erwin Leonard Sneakers — $165

Some of the most versatile sneakers you can wear this fall, guaranteed.

Now, if you live in a locale where it’s already starting to get chilly, rainy or (gasp) potentially snowy, these stylish Jack Erwin sneakers probably aren’t high on your list. But if not? If you want a pair of the best white sneakers to wear to the office and beyond on fall weekends aplenty? Go with Jack Erwin.

Proof The G.O.O.D. Shirt — $118

A tough workshirt hybrid that’s ideal for chilly fall weekends.

Naming a shirt The G.O.O.D. Shirt is quite the bold move, but Proof backs it up with a rugged fall shirt you’ll find yourself wearing plenty of seasonal style situations.

Duluth Trading Co. Spit and Polish Datenite Solid Cologne — $18.71

A new solid cologne to try out and enjoy this fall.

For a very agreeable price, you can get a new grooming essential in a small-but-highly-effective package, all but guaranteed to ensure you smell great this fall — no matter where you go.

 

So, I know there were a heck of a lot of options in the above post, but did any new fall favorites stand out to you? How about the always-essential Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, ehh? Or maybe you’re  in the market for a bigger-ticket purchase, a la a  refined leather sofa from Burrow? Let me know your thoughts over on Twitter — happy fall!