The List: Here’s All The Gear to Buy This Coming Cyber Monday

Hey there, Style Guide readers — let’s get right into the latest edition of The List! Namely, we’ve got Cyber Monday and holiday shopping right (literally, RIGHT) around the corner. So today, we’ll walk you through the best menswear to buy on Cyber Monday … and far beyond that, of course. We’re talking the best winter gear for men and we’re also talking some Cyber Monday deals, folks. It’s prime time to start adding gear to your own holiday wish list, too. And for all those tricky-to-buy-for folks on your list (including … yourself), maybe these picks for the best men’s gear will jumpstart your brain a bit. As always, quality and affordabiltiy are top of mind — let’s get after it.

Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket — $188
Flint and Tinder

Available in an array of neutral colors, this shirt jacket calls to mind throwback style.

Looking forward to bundling up around the fire this holiday season? The handsome, pleasingly rugged Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket is the stylish shirt jacket to buy now via Huckberry.
Hardcore Hammers Carpenter’s Hatchet — $45
Hardcore Hammers

Just what you need to take care of yard work or get some extra firewood ready. Be careful!

What is late November and early December if not a time for stoking the fire and perhaps getting to work around the yard a bit? The Hardcore Hammers Carpenter’s Hatchet should get the job done (and you can sign up for Bespoke Post while you’re shopping there!).
Taylor Stitch Longwing in Natural Shell Cordovan — $698

A remarkable pair of stylish dress shoes from Taylor Stitch. A little early holiday gift, maybe?

Here’s perhaps the ultimate splurge gift for yourself … or someone else … this season. Even when it comes to stylish men’s dress shoes, Taylor Stitch makes some of the best. Perfect for a holiday party, no?

Stock Mfg. Co. Red Buffalo Plaid Flannel — $79.98

Stock Mfg. Co.

An ideal shirt to wear a ton as it gets colder.

Stock Mfg. Co. comes through with what could be the perfect fall shirt — yes? I think so. Buy this one now, then wear it all through December. Oh, and check out my other tips on how to wear a flannel shirt while you’re at it.
Beckett Simonon Alba Sneakers — $149
Beckett Simonon

I see your stylish dress shoes … and I raise you durable, handsome sneakers.

These Beckett Simonon sneakers … wowza. If ever you’ve wanted to invest in a stylish pair of leather sneakers without paying an arm and a leg … the Alba Sneakers are the way to go.
Zodiac Sea Wolf Super 53 Compression Watch — $1,195

Your next splurge purchase … or someone’s lucky holiday gift, ehh?

We said you should add to your holiday style wish list early, right? The Zodiac Sea Wolf Super 53 Compression Watch is gorgeous, well-made and … quite pricey, as it were. It’s a rugged, casual watch to place as a gift under the tree (wink, wink).
CIVIC The Jack Shirt in Olive Merino Chambray — $128

A chambray shirt for holiday parties and casual weekends … significantly upgraded.

Everyone loves a stylish chambray shirt, right? The CIVIC Jack Shirt takes that staple piece and does it up in travel-ready fabric, ideal to wear on a Christmas road trip (planning ahead is key, folks!).
Levi’s Wool Engineer’s Coat — $198

A remarkably durable coat made with premium wool — ideal for winter layering.

Levi’s does more than just make stylish denim — they make essential winter outerwear like the workwear-inspired Wool Engineer’s Coat. Plus, the brand offers free everyday shipping on purchases of more than $100. Best get to it, yes?
Bespoke Post Bloom Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Bespoke Post Bloom Box

Making a great cup of coffee is as easy as picking up the Bloom Box.

Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee, ehh? The Bloom Box gives you plenty of morning coffee essentials … including the coffee itself. Get ready to kick back with your morning paper around a crackling fire with a nice cup of joe.
Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $195
Billy Reid

Remarkable fall and winter trousers that are as easy to wear as slim denim.

Can Billy Reid do anything wrong? These slim Moleskin Jeans are practically as nice as your best pair of trousers, yet they feature the design of your favorite pair of jeans.
Flint and Tinder Soft Washed Oxford — $98

A premium Portuguese cotton fabric that’s washed for softness? Sounds like a great shirt to me.

Stylish fall shirting is the name of the game for Flint and Tinder, and the Soft Washed Oxford belongs in your closet this season — or perhaps, nicely gift-wrapped for the fellow #menswear lover on your list?
 Grayers Bayswater Fleece Shirt — $98

A durable shirt that’s also a jacket, in keeping with today’s focus on stylish fall shirting.

Is the Bayswater Fleece Shirt more of a shirt? More of a jacket? Who’s to say — but it’s an essential winter layering piece either way.

That’s going to wrap up this Thanksgiving holiday-centric edition of The List — do you have your credit card ready for Black Friday? What’s your favorite pick from the above? I personally love those Moleskin Jeans from Mr. Billy Reid. Feel free to weigh in on Twitter — thanks for reading!

-Beau

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The List: Keep November Rolling with the Best Gear to Buy This Week

Alright, have you been keeping your list of men’s style essentials updated? I sure hope so — and today’s new Style Guide edition of The List is geared to get you ready for colder weather.¬† From a rugged, American-made flannel shirt to a waxed field jacket to stylish and weather-ready boots, I feel pretty darn sure you’re going to be adding to your shopping list (and your shopping cart) quite frequently in the weeks ahead. Have any items you want me to add to the next edition of The List ? Let me know on Twitter. OK, here we go!

Flint and Tinder Texas-Made Flannel — $108
Flint and T

A durable, well-made flannel shirt made with fall and winter style in mind.

Don’t yet have a Flint and Tinder shirt in your closet? The Texas-Made Flannel is a true seasonal essential, perfect to pair with slim black denim and tan leather boots for rugged fall and winter style.
KOMONO Walther Watch — $179.95

Sleek, sharp and surprisingly versatile — that’s the KOMONO Walther Watch for you.

A handsome, dressy watch that retails for under $200? The KOMONO Walther Watch should work just as well with the Flint and Tinder Texas-Made Flannel as with your favorite winter blazer.
Mollusk Surf Shop Jeffrey Sweater in Cloud Grey — $180

A pleasingly classic sweater that’s here just in time for fall layering.

A handsome, rugged sweater that’s dressy enough to wear to the office, but casual enough to wear on the weekend. The Mollusk Surf Shop Jeffrey Sweater nails that perfect balance when looking for a stylish men’s cardigan.
Beckett Simonon Franco Jacket — $379
Beckett Simonon

A handsome leather jacket that’s going to get better the more you wear it.

Hey, now … Beckett Simonon has done it once again when it comes to stylish outerwear. The Franco Jacket is nothing short of a thing of beauty, my friends. Get this classic leather jacket while you can.
Corridor NYC Waxed M-65 — $495
Corridor NYC

A remarkably tough-yet-modern field jacket.

Want a field jacket that ditches the baggy fit of older versions? Then you want the Corridor NYC Waxed M-65, made with serious attention to detail here in America. Talk about a stylish field jacket ready for cold-weather layering.
Taylor Stitch The Long Haul Jacket in Dark Oak Waxed Canvas — $188

A durable and dependable jacket that won’t let you down.

Is there anything that Taylor Stitch can’t do? The brand’s Long Haul Jacket, available here in a cool Dark Oak Waxed Canvas, is a versatile layer that works to wear out on a weekend pub crawl or to an evening rock concert.
Norlan Whiskey Glasses (Set of Two) — $48

The best complement to your favorite flannel shirt is a nice whiskey — right?

What better time than November to kick back in front of a roaring fire with your favorite beverage? These Norlan Whiskey Glasses are well-made and classic — quite the way to treat yourself.
Bridge & Burn Ritter Vest — $198

A modern vest ready to layer up with a classic chambray shirt and chinos, plus so much more.

We’re keeping things rolling on The List with more stylish fall outerwear here, this time from Bridge & Burn. The Ritter Vest is a pleasingly modern vest, made with a slim silhouette and comfortable (not puffy) fabric.
Criquet Shirts The J.R. Shirt — $145

An updated take on the classic chamois shirt — perfect for fall and winter.

Criquet Shirts brings the throwback vibes with its J.R. Shirt. The brand’s take on the classic chamois shirt is made in America, featuring a classic-yet-modern fit and terrific quality. I’d layer up the J.R. Shirt under the¬†Ritter Vest with ease.
Original Chippewa Huckberry x Chippewa 6-Inch Service Boots — $280

A beautiful pair of boots, made with nothing but the best construction and materials.

Have you found your new favorite pair of leather boots? Well, with the Original Chippewa x Huckberry 6-Inch Service Boots … you have. Talk about rugged style, from the roughout leather to the Goodyear welt construction.
CIVIC The Frank Chino — $145

Chinos that combine a tailored fit with quality and an eco-friendly mindset? Perfect.

Are you familiar with CIVIC, the new partner brand from Taylor Stitch? The Frank Chinos are a stylish, slim pair of chinos crafted from the brand’s custom Merino 4S fabric for sustainability and style.
Taylor Stitch The Sun Cap in Dusk — $55

The understated, durable ballcap you didn’t know you needed.

More gear from Taylor Stitch? You bet. Even the brand’s Sun Cap is a high-quality, well-made, vintage-inspired ballcap that’s perfect to throw on as you head out for a weekend coffee or dress in casual weekend style.
Levi’s 502 Regular Taper Fit Jeans — $69.50

Classic and easily wearable denim — no matter the season.

What’s not to like — no, love — about a classic pair of men’s denim? Especially Levi’s men’s denim? Slim but not¬†too¬†slim, the Levi’s 502 Regular Taper is a great everyday pair of jeans for the guy who wants to look great (that’s you!).
Criquet Shirts Cotton/Cashmere Pocket Crewneck — $125

A finely made crewneck sweater in a seasonally friendly color.

What more can you ask for from Criquet Shirts than utterly classic menswear, like this premium, stylish crewneck sweater? Layer it under a tan herringbone blazer, then team that combo with the¬†Levi’s 502 Regular Taper for style that can’t be beat.

All set to add to your “list” of rugged men’s style essentials — pun intended? Which of the above picks was your favorite? Let me know via The Style Guide Facebook page. Cheers!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

Online Shopping Picks: The Grilling Gear You Need for A Summer Barbecue

Let’s step outside of the menswear world for a second (well, halfway out). Looking to throw one last summer BBQ? Or at least one more? That’s what we’re talking about today on The Style Guide. Why the switch from our beloved #menswear to something a little grittier and gastronomically inclined? Well, the world’s not all about men’s style, for one. And if you’ve poked around on some of your favorite men’s lifestyle sites (like this one, maybe!), you’ll realize that plenty of these places — particularly our Style Guide pals Bespoke Post and Huckberry — stock a heck of a lot of effective, functionally rugged grilling gear and some tasty culinary staples, to boot. And if you read this blog, you already know how to dress for your next barbecue — no need to worry about that. So with that being said, I’ve compiled it all into one handy men’s shopping guide for you — from a durable grilling apron¬†¬†to a tough backyard grill, you’ll find it in the list below. And if you’re not the guy manning the grill? At least you”ll be prepared with other backyard essentials like a stylish Bluetooth speaker — right? Have questions for me related to other essential men’s gear picks? Find me on Twitter, and leave a missive in the comments as needed. Fire up that grill and get to work!

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The Grill:¬†PK Grills PK360 Grill and Smoker with Rib Rack —¬†$799.98¬†

A highly functional, highly durable grill with a stainless steel rib rack built right in.

Start with what’s important, right? You need a dependable grill at the center of the action — and it helps if it’s got built-in functionality going for it. The PK Grills PK360¬†is “nearly indesctructible,” and it features a stainless steel rib rack built right in. It’s a marked changed aesthetically from other grills you might be used to using, and that’s not all bad — you’ve got more options with the¬†PK Grills PK360, and a heck of a lot of value included.

The Tunes: ¬†AudioPro T3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker —¬†$249

A handsome, portable Bluetooth speaker perfect for these last weeks of summer grilling.

If you’re firing up the grill, why not fire up some of your favorite tunes? Great music keeps your grilling humming along, it keeps your guests happy … it’s a win-win. And the dependable¬†AudioPro T3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker¬†is the aesthetically pleasing, crisply designed and relatively affordable Bluetooth speaker you never knew you needed.

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The Apron: Filson Antique Tin Cloth Apron —¬†$75

Filson

The same sort of quality in an apron that you’d expect from a legendary Filson bag.

Don’t discount the utility of the perfect grilling apron. OK, perhaps the Filson Antique Tin Cloth Apron isn’t perfect … but at least a guy can dream? Made with the same rugged, durable touch you’d expect from Filson, the Antique Tin Cloth Apron¬†is a heck of a lot nicer than those plastic, red-checkered aprons floating around grocery stores. It won’t look half-bad hanging up in your garage or workshop, either.

The Much-Needed Essential:¬†Thieffry Linen Oven Mitt —¬†$20

Thieffry

The rare oven mitt that actually looks … stylish? Yep, it’s not too good to be true.

Handling hot dishes or plates and just grabbing for whatever’s in the area? Not cool, man. The Thieffry Linen Oven Mitt? Distinctly cool — or at least, better-looking than other oven mitts on the market. And when even your oven mitt earns you style points, you can rest assured it’ll be a great day of grilling … at least, one can hope?
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The Beverage:¬†GrowlerWerks 64oz. uKeg¬†‚ÄĒ¬†$149

GrowlerWerks

A surprisingly stylish and underrated way to keep your favorite craft beer fresh and cold.

Certainly, not everyone enjoys knocking back a ice-cold beer (and if you legally can’t because you’re under 21 … my apologies). But whether your a guest or the host, something as effective and underrated as the GrowlerWerks uKeg is very, VERY handy to have around at a weekend BBQ — especially if it’s stocked with the best beer to bring to a barbecue, ehh? It’s a mini-keg that’s the size of a half-gallon growler, so I’d say you should save this for folks who appreciate the good stuff. The stainless steel vessel and brass carrying handle on the¬†GrowlerWerks uKeg¬†will only get better with age — as is the case with the best men’s gear out there.

The Bottle Opener:¬†Owen and Fred “You Earned It Bottle Opener” —¬†$23

Owen and Fred

A well-designed, durable bottle opener that’s fun to have around at parties — and on the daily.

Serving some choice bottled beer in addition to the finest stuff you can fit into that GrowlerWerks uKeg? American-made menswear brand Owen and Fred offers you a little encouragement in the form of this smart-looking, durable and one-of-a-kind bottle opener.
Frank And Oak

The Grilling Essentials:¬†Schmidt Brothers Teak Four-Piece Grilling Set —¬†$49.98

Schmidt Brothers

Well-made grilling essentials offered at an affordable price.

The list continues to get longer, ehh? Add some style points to your grilling lineup with the functional¬†Schmidt Brothers Teak Four-Piece Grilling Set, a finely crafted set of stainless steel grilling appliances. In short, it’s an affordably priced package of grilling gear that just so happens to represent an underrated and premium upgrade.

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The Cutting Board:¬†Viski Acaia Wood Cheese Board —¬†$29.98

A premium way to serve your favorite snacks during your next cookout.

For serving small bites for your guests to snack on as you toil away in the heat of the grill, pick up the¬†Viski Acaia Wood Cheese Board, a handsome way to serve gourmet snacks. It’s again a small upgrade that’s pleasing to look at and should go well with whatever rugged-refined decor you’ve got going on in your patio or living room — are we on the same page?
Frank And Oak
The Plates:¬†Norden 8-Inch Plates —¬†$40

A serious upgrade over regular paper or plastic plates.

Make no mistake, Norden makes plates that are, to put it lightly, no laughing matter. Handsomely designed and quite pricey, you might want to save your Norden dishware for smaller parties or special occasions — but they’re a nice upgrade — again with the upgrades — over paper plates and the like.
Florsheim
The Necessary Condiments:¬†Ashman Manufacturing Co. Bourbon Steak Sauce —¬†$8¬†AND Melinda’s Jalape√Īo Ketchup —¬†$5.99

Bespoke Post

Take your pick between two tasty condiments — or bring both.

Want to be the hit of the party? And if not the hit, maybe a close second? Bring an array of tasty condiments to season your favorite grilled meats and vegetables — as crazy as it might sound, it just might work. Ashman’s Bourbon Steak Sauce and Melinda’s Jalape√Īo Ketchup are two unexpected choices that should add plenty of flavor to any dish.

When it comes to planning the perfect barbecue, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into keeping your guests entertained, well-fed and happy — and hopefully, some of this gear helps you do that. It all starts with your gear, and the PK360 Grill is as functional and well-made a piece as any. The little details — from the Filson Tin Cloth Apron right on through to condiments like¬†Melinda’s Jalape√Īo Ketchup¬†— really can help make your time grilling (and kicking back with a beer!) that much more enjoyable. Great tunes are a must, too — make the¬†AudioPro T3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker¬†an essential in your home, in your office and at your next barbecue. Take it from a guy who loves his rugged essentials — a small touch like the Owen and Fred brass bottle opener seen above deserves a spot on your back patio table as you grill away. And what’s the thing that brings people together the most? GREAT beer. Just kidding. But certainly, the¬†GrowlerWerks uKeg¬†is a nice way to serve your guests quality craft beers. Does that fill out your shopping list? I certainly hope so. Let me know any thoughts in the comments below, and supplement the above grilling advice with men’s style tips gleaned from my Instagram.

Happy grilling!

-Beau

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The Friday Read: Menswear Trade Shows, Stylish Men’s Sunglasses and Allen Edmonds

It’s with a much-needed weekend ahead of me that I’m writing today’s Style Guide missive in our ongoing Friday Read series — perhaps you feel the same way? We’re closing out an incredibly busy week on the #menswear front in NYC, including two whirlwind days for yours truly at style trade shows like Liberty¬†Fashion & Lifestyle¬†Fairs and Capsule Show. This week’s schedule also included a stop to view the contemporary and slightly edgier mix of brands found at MAN-WOMAN show (think tried-and-true favorites like Apolis and upstart brands like Alps & Meters — as seen in this Midwest fall style post).

At any rate, it was great to catch up with brands familiar and unfamiliar, many of whom you see regularly on this blog — from the standout sneaker makers at SeaVees to perennial Style Guide favorite Frank and Oak. I got around in style with my Timex x Todd Snyder Military Watch and made sure to rock some stylish men’s sunglasses, too. And as it were, that busy week of trade show action capped off an even busier weekend, if you can believe it. Incredibly and unexpectedly, I had the chance to see my favorite band, indie rockers The National, play not one, but two breathtaking shows in the small upstate town of Hudson last weekend. They debuted tracks off their upcoming new album, “Sleep Well Beast,” and I can assuredly say after hearing it twice that it’s on track to be one of the year’s best — no joke. I won’t give away too much, but you can read an excellent write-up at Vinyl Me, Please of the two emotional, powerful shows at converted factory Basilica Hudson. In short, I was so very glad I went — no regrets at all! With that being said, I’m very much looking forward to some much-needed downtime this weekend — and on that note, I’m going to leave you with today’s #menswear news. Happy reading, enjoy the weekend and keep up with my Brooklyn explorations over on Instagram.

  • We’ll start with the menswear world here — and specifically, the world of stylish men’s dress shoes. Among American purveyors of your favorite dress shoes, Allen Edmonds has got to rank high on the list — right? This week, CEO Paul Grangaard announced he’ll be assuming an advisory role as longtime industry vet Malcolm Robinson joins the brand’s parent company as president of its men’s and international divisions. I, for one, am excited to see where the brand continues to go — after checking out the Allen Edmonds Fall 2017 line last month, I can tell you that the brand has some great product — including plenty of stylish men’s boots — on the way this next season.
  • Upgrading your everyday carry is something we talk about frequently here on The Style Guide — and it’s with that in mind that I’m recommending you pick up the Grovemade Walnut and Leather iPhone Case via my latest GearMoose feature. Ehh?
  • Last but surely not least, it’s imperative given my *ahem* “job” as editor of The Style Guide that I direct you to the latest blog series here, called The List, chronicling the best new men’s gear to buy this week, this month … heck, this year? Happy shopping!

OK, loyal readers — we’re closing up shop early today! Have a great weekend, join us for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week from site¬† favorites Mott and Bow, and we’ll catch you on Monday.

Thanks for reading!

-Beau

The List: All The Best New Men’s Gear to Shop This Week

From a durable watch to handy items for your everyday carry, check out the latest and greatest men’s gear — rare Russian River beer not included.

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on another rendition of The List — courtesy of your fashion department of one at The Style Guide, it’s a full rundown of the best men’s gear to buy right now. Similar to the gear seen above, today’s edition includes a bit of everything. Today, we’re looking at classics like stylish summer sneakers, versatile shorts, a handy yard game and essential everyday carry items.  Without giving too much away, you can read the rest of The List below. To keep up with my #menswear adventures the rest of the time, follow me on Instagram — if you please, that is.

Outlier Ramielust T-shirt, $125

Outlier

Made from the world’s oldest fiber, this tee is soft, breathable and breezy.

Way more than just your average summer tee, this revamped number from functional and minimally minded style purveyors Outlier features exceptionally breathable Ramie fabric — quite possibly the oldest fabric in the world.

SeaVees Legend Sneaker in Selvedge Denim, $90.98
SeaVees

A recognizable silhouette done up in crisp selvedge denim.

Handsome and uniquely wearable, SeaVees offers up yet another pair of potentially your new favorite summer sneakers — except these ones are made from rich selvedge denim. Wear ’em with slim chinos and a white pocket tee.
Arvin Goods No-show Socks (Three-pack), $30
Arvin Goods

Well-made socks that are ready for purchase in a handy pack of three.

Just what exactly are you going to wear with those SeaVees sneakers as shown above? Other than slim chino shorts and your favorite polo, that is? Comfortable, stylish no-show socks are absolutely the correct answer.

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Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve California Shirt in Red Madras, $118

Taylor Stitch

Terrific work — as always — from Taylor Stitch. Summer-ready pattern and color make this shirt a winner.

You’d expect a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this Taylor Stitch number to be sold out by now, right? Wrong. There are plenty of sizes left in this well-made shirt in a pleasingly summer-friendly pattern and fabric.

Shinola + St. Pierre Horseshoe Set, $130
Shinola

A modern American brand meets a classic American brand for the best-looking yard game you’ve ever seen.

Thought Shinola only made stylish men’s watches? Think again. They’ve teamed up with the largest producer of horseshoes in the world for a custom-branded set that’ll liven up your next backyard BBQ.

Flint and Tinder Texas-Made Oxford, $89

Flint and Tinder

A soft, well-made and tailored Oxford shirt able to be worn through the summer months.

Because every guy needs a classic, stylish Oxford shirt, this particular Flint and Tinder shirt makes this round of The List. It’s nicely tailored, made with Portuguese cotton and available in a range of colors. What’s not to love?

Worn and Wound  Harris Tweed Watch Roll, $200

The ideal carrying method for your watch collection — or part of it, at least.

It’s a bit hot to be thinking about wearing Harris tweed as a layering piece — but as a handsome accessory for your favorite watch? Absolutely. With trimming crafted from Horween Chromexcel leather, it’s quite simply a stellar piece.

Myles Apparel Everyday Shorts, $49.98
Myles Apparel

A well-cut pair of shorts that merge a summer-friendly color and solid design.

The hits, they just keep comin’ — right? As far as summer style essentials go, it’s tough to pass up tailored shorts that  blend athletic material and tailored wearability. That is to say: Buy the Everyday Shorts, ASAP.

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Bespoke Post Shine Box, $45
Bespoke Post Shine Box

All the accessories needed to upgrade your summer eyewear.

I think we can more than agree that Bespoke Post does an admirable job curating stylish men’s goods. And the Shine Box, with handmade sunglasses and carrying accessories for just $45, is a stupendous value.
Hasami Gloss Blue Porcelain Mug — $27.50
Hasami

A stylishly designed mug for your morning (or afternoon) coffee.

We’re ending today on a non-menswear note (for once). Maybe it’s the clean design, maybe it’s the rich blue color — my favorite in the style world — or maybe it’s my love of coffee… either way, the Hasami Gloss Blue Porcelain Mug is on my list.
With that, we’ve come to the end of today’s post. Did you find any new, or investment-worthy, purchases? Leave your thoughts in the comments, or join me on Twitter to continue the discussion.
We’ll be back tomorrow for a very stylish #OOTD — see you then!
-Beau

The List: The Best New Gear to Buy Right Now

It’s time for our second edition of The List. If you missed out on the first entry in this ongoing series earlier this summer, the gist is simple. The List is a semi-regular compilation of anything and everything under the sun — mostly #menswear-related — that catches the eye of your Style Guide team of one. Ranked in no particular order, it’s simply a roundup of the best gear to buy right now. From stylish leather watches to classic summer sneakers and essential travel gear, we’re going to cover a bit of everything. To follow along with my style minute-by-minute in the meantime, check out my Instagram account. Enjoy today’s List, and we’ll see you on the other side.

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Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock in Petrol Blue — $109

Newgate clocks

An essential, refined and stylish finishing touch.

Ever feel like your home or office is missing something? The crisp, essential and handsome Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock is here to change that.

Florsheim Forward Lo Lace-up — $99.90

Florsheim

Rich brown leather meets a sleek black outsole for a stylish set of sneakers.

In need of stylish summer sneakers? As I found out on a weekend trip to Philly, the Florsheim Forward Lo Lace-ups blend comfort and head-turning style thanks to rich brown leather.
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Line of Trade Waxed Canvas Watch Roll — $75 ($50 When Joining Bespoke Post)

A rugged, functional and great-looking way to store your growing watch collection.

Need a reliable, durable way to store your watch collection? Grab the Line of Trade Waxed Canvas Roll and fill it with watch after watch.

Iron and Resin Logan Shorts — $74.98

Iron and Resin

The comfort of a drawstring waistband and the style of an old-school pair of shorts.

As seen in this site’s guide to the best men’s shorts for summer, the Logan Short blends the comfort of a drawstring waistband with the functionality of utility shorts. Try ’em out with a slim-fit white polo this summer.

Art of Manliness Take Action Poster — $10

A smart-looking, unique way to add some life to your living room or den.

If you want to upgrade you wall art in a hurry, there’s no better way to do it than with a masculine, rugged and conversation-starting poster.

Criquet Shirts Club Shirt in Navy and Coral Stripe — $84

Criquet Shirts

Just different enough from your standard polo — and made with quality materials, too.

A stylish polo shirt is something every guy needs in his closet this summer — with a retro-leaning design and clean fit, the Criquet Shirts Club Shirt is the one to buy.

Pocket Square Clothing Clare Necktie — $56

Bespoke Post

The right width, the right look and the right color for a summer wedding.

Summer wedding style is likely on your mind — the simple and summer-ready Clare Necktie from the good folks at Bespoke Post should ease the burden of picking out a tie for your next one.

Nisolo Durango Dopp Kit — $98

Nisolo

The leather dopp kit you didn’t know you needed.

A well-made, refined dopp kit — surely, one of the best men’s dopp kits — should be in your bag on your next road trip.

That’ll wrap up today’s set of picks for The List — which of these was your favorite? I like the Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock the most, personally. At any rate — thanks for reading, thanks for your feedback and we’ll catch you on Friday for another weekly men’s style recap.

-Beau

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The Friday Read: Lorde, Rado Watches and New Menswear from Jane.com

Sometimes, in the daily production of everyone’s favorite #menswear blog — that’s this blog, The Style Guide — it seems there’s not enough time or space to cover everything that needs to be covered. From new series like The List (highlighting the best men’s gear to buy now) to weekly series like our #OOTD and Style Pick of the Week entries, there’s a lot of content that’s rolling out — to say the least. And when I need to really lock in and get it done, I often turn to my favorite music. I say this because there are some songs and records I find myself putting on a lot — like, a lot.

And on the note, I’d say that it’s essential — yes, essential — that you listen to the beautifully crafted, emotionally written and perfectly composed “Melodrama” by Lorde . It’s a fine record that’s sure to sit near the top — or at the top — of many a year-end album ranking, and I’ve listened to it a lot since its release just a short time ago. If that sounds like the idea of a great way to kick off the weekend, I’m here to do you one better — complement it with a full rundown of the week in men’s style news and interesting tidbits from Brooklyn and beyond! Right? Right. To keep up with my weekend — and weekday — shenanigans, follow me on Instagram or Twitter. And to get a daily dose of menswear, check out The Style Guide Facebook page. Happy reading — happy listening, too!

With Jane.com, you get the chance to pick up a stylish tee, denim and crisp sneakers all at once — and that’s just the start of it! Learn more below.

  • Ever needed one cool place to satisfy all of your stylish men’s clothing needs all at once? Ideally, a boutique marketplace with products that have personality, style and some unique design touches? That’s what Jane.com provides for you — that is to say, you can get everything from stylish knitwear to slim denim and crisp sneakers at affordable prices from sharp retailers. And the end results? Pretty stylish, if I do say so myself — I was more than pleased with the slim black denim, casual-yet-classic sneakers and rugged raglan tee I picked from the site. Again, it’s one easy spot to take care of your men’s fashion needs, and that should be applauded.

  • There are some times when you want a crisply designed, no-frills watch … and there are times when you want a watch with a little bit of bold personality (and the requisite functionality, of course). In the search for stylish men’s watches, things can get tricky. Yet, there’s help! With both sleek style and the versatility that comes with multiple color options, the True Thinline Collection from Rado Watches offers you the best of both worlds. You get a watch that can accessorize with simple summer outfits while providing a pop of color. Crucially, watches from the True Thinline Collection can also travel with you — the lack of a  leather strap means you don’t need to match it to your shoes and belt to your favorite watch. Handy and stylish in more ways than one, ehh?

  • While we’re on the topic of bold-yet-wearable, stylish summer sunglasses and summer-friendly accessories, you might do well to check out the latest launch from Style Guide favorites Electric California. I took the brand’s sunglasses with me on a summer weekend trip to Florida, I’ve recently been checking out a stylish Electric watch, and perhaps you recall the brand from my Father’s Day gift guide. So, it’s winning style all the way around — and they recently released the quick-selling Zombie S, a bold set of shades for those who love the West Coast. Importantly, the brand worked with Scotty Stopnik of the revered California surf/skate/chopper haven Cycle Zombies on two shades that capture the independent, bold spirit of the industry and the area.  How’s that for upgrading your pair of stylish summer sunglasses?

Did you enjoy this week’s Friday Read? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. For now, I’ve got a work day to finish up — and then, it’s off to enjoy one of the best beers for summer, I’d wager. Hope your plans are similar, folks.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week.

-Beau