The List: Bundle Up for Fall and Winter with My Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks

This tough shirt jacket is the lead-off pick in today’s rundown of the best men’s gear for Novmeber.

If there’s one essential you need on your shopping list right now, it might just be a rugged shirt jacket. OK,well, to be clear … there’s likely more than one item you’re going to want to add to your rundown of the best fall style essentials, and that’s where today’s edition of The List enters the picture. With Thanksgiving looming and chilly weather continuing to roll in, these are the right gear picks to bundle up with, hit the road with, or wear to get to work. Have any recommendations of your own to make? Let me know on Twitter!

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $248

A tough shirt jacket with the right chops for fall layering.

Lined in cotton flannel, this rugged shirt jacket from the American-made style purveyors at Flint and Tinder is not to be trifled with. It’s the kind of classic shirt jacket you can throw on and forget about, given that it’s made from weather-resistant waxed canvas to take you through tough fall adventures and nasty weather. Easily one of the best men’s shirt jackets, this is true.

Helm Boots Hollis Boots — $350

The best boots for the office and the weekend in equal measure.

It’s the perfect time of year to break out some rugged leather boots, and for the ideal mix of refinement and style, you can’t go wrong with Austin-based Helm Boots and the exclusive-to-Huckberry Helm Boots Hollis Boots. The captoe and rich leather give these a dressier feel — wear them with tan herringbone trousers and a classic Oxford shirt to the office. Speaking of …

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in White Everyday Oxford — $98

One of the best Oxford shirts you’re going to find, and that’s a fact.

There’s truly never a bad time to recommend or wear a classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch, especially as we roll into winter. This timeless white Oxford shirt is one you should wear with everything from a classic navy blazer and tan chinos to perfectly faded denim and durable leather chukka boots.

Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants — $98

Classic corduroy pants that won’t miss a beat when it comes to essential fall style.

An ongoing favorite here on the blog, the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants are corduroys as you’ve never seen them, done up in a trim fit with rich fabric and top-notch quality. These are simply some of the best corduroy pants to wear to the office or out on a date, preferably paired with your classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch.

Hill City Merino Cashmere Beanie — $48

The right way to keep warm and add some serious style points to your fall and winter ensembles.

This won’t be the last time we’ll talk about Hill City today on the blog, mark my words. The brand (an offshoot of GAP) focuses on stylish, performance-inspired menswear in sleek silhouettes, tested in San Francisco and worn the world over. This merino cashmere beanie is soft, comfortable & utterly critical for fall and winter — the pop of color doesn’t hurt, either.

Tuft & Needle California King Mattress — $750

A truly excellent mattress for a great night’s sleep.

Granted, it’s not every single day that you expect to see a Tuft & Needle mattress on a list of the best new men’s gear, but this just might be one of the best mattresses you can invest in now (and then reap the rewards later, of course).

Tincup American Whiskey — Starting at $25

A bold, rich whiskey that’ll warm you on chilly fall and winter nights.

In addition to stylish accessories, the right spirits can go a long way toward amping up your enjoyment of fall and winter evenings — and Tincup American Whiskey, with its bold flavor and modern approach to heritage whiskey, is the right way to go. Affordably priced for some of the best and most unique whiskey on the planet, Tincup takes its name from an old-school mining town (and the way in which miners would enjoy their whiskey). Using distilled Colorado water also gives this a remarkable flavor — it’s a new fall and winter favorite.

Hanwag Stulben II Boots — $306

Richly crafted leather hiking boots that won’t quit, no matter what.

Among underappreciated brands quietly making some of the best men’s hiking boots on the market, Hanwag might take the cake. These rugged leather hiking boots are dependable enough for the trail with your favorite chore pants, and stylish enough to grab a pint afterward.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (Huckberry Exclusive) — $188

An eyecatching update to a classic Taylor Stitch silhouette.

Yes, we’re back with another recommendation from Taylor Stitch,and more specifically, a new take on the coveted Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. It won’t be the last time you see it this season, that’s for sure. Done up in a rich color and custom fabric exclusive to Huckberry, this is the perfect fall and winter trucker jacket — wear it with a white henley and inky blue indigo denim, plus some new leather hiking boots.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel — $139

A technical bag that’s streamlined enough to go off-road and beyond.

When you need a performance-minded duffel bag and don’t want to think about it too much, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is the everyday carry essential you need.

Armor-Lux Heritage Henley — $109

A truly excellent henley for fall and winter layering.

When you’re getting ready to go off-road with, say, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel, make it worth your while — and stay warm in the process, with one of the toughest henleys your money can buy. That, my friends, would be the Armor-Lux Heritage Henley.

Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket — $158

Another shirt jacket for easygoing layering potential.

Founded by former MLS player Noah Palmer and featuring a focus on mobile, comfortable, versatile gear for the modern man on the go, Hill City is an excellent new menswear brand worth your time if you want performance-ready menswear (like the Thermal Light Shirt Jacket) that’s not too fussy and doesn’t break the bank.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $795

A watch that’ll stay on time and keep you looking stylish all the while.

Speaking of a shirt jacket for the guy on the go, what about a rugged dive watch for the guy who never stops? Enter the dependable, tough Marathon MSAR Watch, uniquely suited to stand up to fall tailgates and winter snow in equal measure.

Truman Boots Service Boots — $420 

Tough leather boots that work as hard as you do.

We’ve sure covered a lot of ground today on the blog when it comes to the best men’s leather boots, but these Truman Boot Co. Service Boots are more than worthy of inclusion. Incredibly rugged and richly crafted, you can wear these all winter, day after day.

Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag — $250

The right way to haul your favorite red wine and cocktail essentials.

Here just in time for holiday travel and holiday spirits, meet a remarkable and essential addition to your home bar (and your traveling bar, too). The Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag blends the expertise and craftsmanship for which Billykirk is known with the high-quality approach to winemaking (aged in former bourbon barrels!) that separates Cooper & Thief from the pack. Taken together, this beautiful bartender bag is the right way to haul your favorite spirits and cocktail accessories to your next holiday party. Better still? It’s handcrafted and hand-numbered, and filled with some of the best cocktail tools around, and still leaves you with space for a bottle of Cooper & Thief wine. Cheers!

Barbour Flannel Shirt — $159

Wear this stylish flannel with your Barbour jacket — go for it!

So, last but not least … you know what goes well with your Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag? A rugged flannel shirt from a heritage brand — and specifically, this impeccable Barbour Flannel Shirt. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

 

OK now … did you find anything to add to your shopping cart or your wish list? Perhaps it’s the nicely updated Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants that are next up for you to purchase? Or maybe the Barbour Flannel Shirt is the way to go? Oh, and let’s not forget about the Helm Boots Hollis Boots and other dependable gear picks like the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket — how about it? Who can’t wait to get out there this fall? That makes two of us. Cheers!

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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!