The Friday Read: A New Leather Flask for Fall, Filson’s Newest Jacket & Everlane’s Uniform Collection

Essential, rugged moc toe leather boots for plenty of occasions.

Let’s step into Friday the right way — with the lowdown on some of the best men’s leather boots for fall. More specifically, the exceptionally rugged and tough Quoddy Bowhunter Boots, some of the toughest and most stylish boots to wear with olive chinos (as shown above), light wash denim (yes, for fall!) or your favorite corduroy pants as we roll into another fall weekend. They’re the kind of stylish leather boots I’ll be wearing this weekend, in fact. On that note: It’s tough to believe it’s November, and even more difficult to believe … it’s been about three years since I visited my alma mater, Michigan State University in East Lansing! The time’s flown since I’ve been back, and together with some former student newspaper friends from The State News, I’ve decided it’s high time I ventured back to the Midwest for a Spartan football game, some tasty beers at HopCat, and a crucial brunch at Beggar’s Banquet — all favorite pursuits during my college days! I have a special place in my heart for the lovely MSU campus & the friendships and memories I made along the way — it’ll be wonderful to return home! There will of course be tailgating and cold beer aplenty throughout the weekend once I arrive on an early-morning flight into Detroit, and I’m also seriously looking forward to taking in some classic Michigan fall weather as my beloved Michigan State Spartans play Illinois. Naturally, I’ll be wearing some of my favorite fall style essentials along the way — what about your weekend plans? Let me know on Twitter, be sure to check out tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and kick off your weekend nice and early with today’s Friday Read. Go Green!

So, that’s the end of today’s brief-yet-hopefully enlightening Friday Read. Because weekend fun is never done, though, I’m going to leave you with my recommendation for perhaps the best fall jacket, one you can wear with ease atop your favorite Oxford shirt alongside slim faded denim. It’s a surefire combo for all your top casual fall pursuits, from apple orchard visits to brewery tours & beyond. Cheers to the weekend, my friends!

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: Gear Up for Fall Right Now with the Best New Men’s Gear and Beer

A new favorite pair of rugged leather boots for fall — you’ll have these for a long time, indeed.

Step to it and gear up for fall with my favorite new men’s style picks for the season today, my friends. Fall is well and truly a time to shine if you love rugged leather boots like the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots shown above, and it’s also quite the time if you love the best Oktoberfest beer, richly crafted leather jackets and even a stylish long-sleeve tee or two. We’ve got rugged layers and new fall style essentials aplenty all the way around in today’s edition of The List — it’s time to continue ringing in menswear’s best season.

Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $330

Dependable, classic leather boots from Red Wing Heritage.

We mentioned above we’d be showcasing essential fall gear like the best leather boots to wear all the time — seriously, all the time. And for my money’s worth, it gets no better than the iconic, built-to-last Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, this time done up in a rich Ebony Harness leather. Wear them with slim grey denim and your favorite chambray shirt to head to a Friday night rock show.

Flint and Tinder Craftsman Shirt — $118

A tough overshirt that’s going to prove mighty useful for fall.

We’ve talked about previously about how this Flint and Tinder overshirt is the perfect summer layer — and yet, that also means it’s incredibly well-suited for fall, what with its rugged construction and classic layering potential. Available in neutral colors for ease of use, this could be fall’s best overshirt.

Schott NYC Men’s Lightweight Cowhide Moto Jacket — $750

A sharp, rugged leather jacket you’ll have for years and years.

Schott NYC leather jackets are legendary, investment-worthy and lifechanging. And in fact, this Schott NYC Lightweight Moto Jacket, as sold by our good pals at Huckberry, takes the cake when it comes to being the best leather moto jacket you’ll ever buy. Layer up for fall with your favorite henley and slim black jeans, while we’re at it.

Walls Outdoor Goods “Kick It” Worn-In Stretch Work Pants — $44.99

Tremendously tough and ridiculously affordable fall work pants.

We’ve talked a ton on the blog about the best work pants to buy for fall, a time when rugged performance and functionality, from the trail to your backyard, is key. And for under $45, that’s what makes the Walls Outdoor Goods Kick It Work Pants so great. Remarkably well-priced, absurdly tough & made to be worn on chilly morning hikes or crisp afternoons in equal measure — and a new personal favorite.

Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Long-Sleeve Tee — $109

Not a bad choice when it comes to exceptional fall layering.

A classic Armor-Lux Breton tee is a certified summer essential, but did you know this heritage brand is also delivering the goods when it comes to the best long-sleeve tee for fall? It’s the rich color and easy-to-layer fabrication that sets this Armor-Lux tee apart.

New Belgium Brewing at The Source Hotel Denver — Price Varies 

Beautiful views and excellent beer lead the way at New Belgium’s experimental Denver outpost.

Less of a specific gear pick and more a highly lauded travel recommendation from yours truly — if ever  you visit the fantastic city of Denver, you’re in for a treat. That goes for the city’s beautiful outdoor atmosphere and a huge swath of breweries — including the modern, seriously cool New Belgium Pilot Brewery at the super-sharp The Source Hotel in Denver. Take in the amazing rooftop views and enjoy fresh, tasty beer all the while (get the Extra Pale Ale). The brunch menu isn’t half-bad, either. A true treat to visit in Denver, as seen on my Instagram.

Topo Designs 22-Inch Duffel — $89.00

A durable, go-anywhere bag for quick fall trips.

When you want to hit the road for a fall adventure but don’t want to overdo it on the packing front, reach for Topo Designs and the perfect small duffel for a quick trip. Easy as that.

TOMS TRVL LTE High Sneakers in Gunmetal Suede — $109.95

Perfectly essential fall sneakers from TOMS.

Some classic sneakers just scream “fall style,” be it their rich color or rugged suede texture, or handsome leather detailing (and we’ll have more options in that regard later in this post). The TOMS TRVL LTE High Sneakers are some truly excellent fall high-tops that bring a bit of everything to the table.

Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $95.98

An unstoppable pair of chinos for the season.

The best fall style is often about striking the right balance between rich colors and textures, and the Adam Mar Slub Chinos are assuredly some of the best men’s chinos when it comes to doing that. Wear them with the aforementioned TOMS high-top sneakers to the office.

Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch — $495

Make no mistake, this is the best black leather watch whenever you need to dress up again.

There comes a time in every guy’s life when he’s got to suit up and look sharp — and for when the occasion calls for nothing less than your best, you need the best black leather dress watch for that fall wedding or big day at the office. You need the Zodiac Grandville Watch. Bingo!

Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley — $62

One of the best fall henleys you’re apt to find right now.

As perfect a pairing with that Flint and Tinder overshirt we mentioned earlier, this is your new favorite henley — and it’s got all the specs that make it just right for fall layering. Take the organic slub cotton or the pleasing fit; the Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley has it all.

LEMS Shoes Boulder Chukka Boots — $120

Dependable, easy-to-wear chukka boots to take for a spin all fall.

Looking for a go-anywhere pair of fall chukka boots to wear with everything from rugged chore pants to slim dark denim and your favorite crewneck sweater? Get the LEMS Shoes Boulder Chukka Boots, and get them quickly, my friends.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt — $125

A classic shirt from Taylor Stitch to wear all fall.

So if you read the blog regularly, you know that we LOVE Taylor Stitch (and that might be an understatement). Classic men’s shirts like the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt are precisely why, and the Dusty Blue Hemp fabric gives this one both casual and business casual appeal for fall.

Lone Tree Brewing Co. Festbier — Price Varies

Really kick things up a notch this fall with Lone Tree Brewing’s Festbier.

Again, let’s dive back into the world of seasonally friendly craft beer, shall we? Based in lovely Colorado (a prime craft beer hotbed!), Lone Tree Brewing delivers with a very pleasant festbier made to mimic the kinds of beers you’d drink this very month in Germany — truly enjoyable on a crisp fall night, and a pleasure to test recently.  Thanks to the brewery for sending!

Ampal Creative “Best in the West” Strapback — $29.98

An easy-to-wear fall hat that’ll only get better the more you wear it.

Who said fall menswear has to be boring? No one, that’s who — that’s why it’s fun to inject a bit of personality into a classic look (say, a rugged long-sleeve tee and tough chore pants) with a vintage-inspired hat. Easy to throw on when you don’t feel like doing your hair, and all the more stylish for it.

Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers — $170

Casual chukka sneakers that’ll wear nicely with your favorite denim.

The best men’s sneakers are often ruggedly casual and somewhat unassuming, easily made to be pulled off with a pair of perfectly faded denim and a classic Oxford shirt on a chilly fall day … and my friends, the Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers are the perfect fall sneakers, precisely.

OK, folks. That’s all for today’s edition of The List. Starting with the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, we certainly covered a ton of ground in the way of essential fall style picks (and craft beer, too!). Did you have any favorites? Perhaps the easygoing Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers are just your speed? Or maybe, just maybe, you find the Schott NYC Lightweight Moto Jacket sitting in your cart? Any way you slice it, you can’t go wrong. All that being said, let’s keep fall rolling — looking forward  to hearing from y’all on Twitter!

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!

 

The List: These are the Best Men’s Gear Picks to Start off October the Right Way

The best casual sweater for a fall weekend? I’ll let you be the judge of that.

So, join me for another edition of The List — and this one, the first one of October, is all about ever-critical, versatile fall layers. The time for fun and games is over (well, in a way) — you’ve had some Oktoberfest beers, you’ve attended a tailgate or two or three, and now, it’s time to keep gearing up for more fall fun. With a focus on rugged-yet-wearable picks like the Relwen Windzip Popover, I’m betting you’re going to layer up for fall with ease (and style) in mind. Of course, you’ll find plenty of complementary picks on the docket, including rugged flannel shirt from Taylor Stitch — that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Happy October, my friends.

Relwen Windzip Popover — $218

No wrong way to go with this durable popover sweater, guaranteed.

As discussed above, you’ll see we’re all about versatile fall layers this time around — after all, it’s in the air right now. That being said, the Relwen Windzip Popover is one of the best layers for fall, made to durably take you through tailgates and camping trips aplenty.

Timex x Todd Snyder Beekman Watch — $158

I’ll leave it up to you as to whether this is one of the best black leather watches on the market.

As far as the most affordable men’s watches go, the ongoing Timex x Todd Snyder collaboration has to take the cake. The Beekman Watch could just be the best black leather dress watch for men, and it’s well-suited for a fall wedding, too.

Filson Watch Cap — $45

A tough watch cap to wear into fall.

We’ll move from talking about a watch to wear to a fall wedding to the rugged beanie cap to wear in your downtime. Get on this affordable Filson beanie cap while there’s still time.

Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

An excellent men’s henley for every fall weekend.

Rest assured, this won’t be the last rugged henley we’ll talk about in today’s post — but it’s simply one of the best men’s henleys around, so it gets the nod here. Faherty Brand does a wonderful job using rich fall fabrics and excellent seasonal colors.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $220 

The return of an old favorite via Flint and Tinder.

If you read the blog, you’ll recall the simply magnificient, perfectly rugged and (newly) iconic Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Trucker Jacket. Well, folks. It’s back. Layer up for fall accordingly.

Rancourt & Co. Court Classic 2.0 — $280

The best white leather sneakers are up for the taking as we move into fall.

Can you wear white sneakers into the fall? Yes, you can (white jeans are another story). But the best white sneakers can be worn plenty of days (and ways) during October, particularly when it’s warmer than expected. Rancourt & Co. does things the right way with this sleek leather pair.

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt in Rust Plaid — $98 

One of the best flannel shirts you can pre-order at the moment — like, right now.

You’ve got just enough time to pre-fund this rugged flannel shirt from Taylor Stitch. The Crater Shirt is the kind of shirt you’re going to love to wear on fall weekends aplenty, particularly with classic raw denim from Mott and Bow — speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Oliver Raw Denim Jeans — $108 

Slim, deep blue denim to wear deep into fall from Mott and Bow.

Now, just because we talked above about the best white sneakers doesn’t mean we’re giving up on tried-and-true fall dressing entirely. Case in point: This rich, dark blue pair of classic raw denim from Mott and Bow. Perhaps the best men’s jeans to wear all fall.

Good + Well Supply Co. Sequoia National Park Candle — $36

A simple, subtle way to upgrade your home this fall.

As to be expected, scented candles for fall are all the rage right now — so don’t be surprised if this one is sold out. That being said, a candle is a perfectly simple way to upgrade your home, seeing as it’s inspired by an American treasure.

Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket —$199

Need a jacket that doesn’t quit when the going gets tough? Get this Howler Brothers jacket.

When it comes time to gear up for inclement fall weather — either as you tackle early morning yard work or gear up for an early morning tailgate — the tough Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket (as previously seen here on the blog) is one of the toughest fall jackets you can ask for, and it’s crafted from micro-ripstop, at that.

Astorflex Bootflex Boots — $195

These are the best new boots for fall, full-stop.

You’ll find plenty of gems when it comes to the best men’s boots for fall via Huckberry, but the Astorflex Bootflex Boots — perfectly rugged and casual all the same — are a must-have for your closet.

Flint and Tinder French Terry Pullover Hoodie — $69.98

The perfect weekend hoodie? Yes, it could be.

This stylish hooded sweatshirt — and others like it — have popped up across The Style Guide in recent weeks, and with good reason. This French Terry hoodie is premium and rugged, able to be worn atop your favorite T-shirt or alongside an Oxford shirt for the right blend of casual and laidback appeal. Team it up with those Astorflex Bootflex Boots, too.

Old Enfield Heritage Dopp Kit — $62.98

The perfect dopp kit for your favorite grooming essentials.

For fall travel, be it an upstate weekend getaway or a jaunt to a fall wedding, you need one of the best men’s dopp kits. It’s an understated accessory that pays big dividends, and the Old Enfield Heritage Dopp Kit checks all the right boxes.

Wellen Hemp Long-Sleeve Henley — $39.98 

The henley to wear all fall — and then some.

Finding an affordable long-sleeve henley can be tough — but in terms of sustainability and style, Wellen is unmatched. This is the rugged fall henley to wear all season.

Obermeyer Carson Down Vest — $129

A casual, cool, adventure-ready vest.

In the way of essential fall layers, it’s tough to go wrong with a rugged, insulated vest for fall — especially this retro-inspired, colorblocked number for fall.

Howler Brothers Howler Club Snapback — $30

A cool canvas cap for a fall weekend.

We’ll close out today’s roundup of the best men’s gear with a casual fall weekend cap, crafted with retro style and laidback sensibility in mind. Throw on this Howler Brothers cap (yes, more from that brand!) to grab some beers at your favorite bar.

Alright,  now mark my words … that was a HECK of a lot of classic fall gear to sort through, was it not? From the small essentials (like a casual fall weekend cap or a scented candle for fall) to the bigger purchases (see: The best black leather dress watch for men and the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Trucker Jacket), I hope you found something you’ll enjoy. Have any particular favorites? Let me know on Twitter!

The List: These Are All the Crucial Men’s Gear Picks You Need for Fall — ASAP

A rugged Western shirt you simply won’t be able to stop wearing this fall.

So, feeling ready for fall yet? Did it sneak up on you? We’re here to help you get prepped today with the best new men’s fall gear, starting first and foremost with the rugged Western shirt from Outerknown x Levi’s as featured above. It’s become one of my favorite shirts to wear and test as of late, and it’s part of Outerknown’s ongoing efforts to deliver sustainable, stylish gear — gear made the right way, at that. You’ll find plenty of like-minded brands and options in today’s edition of The List. No more time to waste: Fall is upon us. Cheers!

Outerknown x Levi’s Wellthread Western Shirt — $128

The classic Western shirt gets a sustainable upgrade.

The Outerknown x Levi’s Collection continues to pay serious dividends for lovers of sustainable, rugged, classic style. Take this handsome Western shirt, the perfect shirt to take you into fall — casual enough to be worn on its own, versatile enough to layer up over your new favorite henley, and even a unique shirting option to be worn with a worsted wool suit, sans tie (seriously, try it on for size).

Martenero Ace Watch — $370.98

A top-notch accessory to throw on your wrist this fall.

Make no bones about it, we’ve featured this rugged leather watch from Martenero on the blog in the past, but it’s making a triumphant return today. With the rich brown leather strap and striking dial design, it could be the best watch to wear for fall.

Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots in Oak Suede — $198

Sleek-yet-casual suede chukka boots in a perfect shade for fall.

You’re going to be reading a heck of a lot about the best men’s chukka boots as shown above — the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots, as sold by Huckberry, are richly crafted, endlessly versatile, and done up in a rich shade of suede for the fall season.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle — $125

The perfect fall shirt? Very nearly. Find out for yourself.

Let’s keep talking about stylish fall shirting, shall we? The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt is the stuff of legend when it comes to the perfect fit and in this case, fabric. The texture in the Heather Ash Waffle Jack Shirt is simply ideal for the season. Wear it with slim dark denim and the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots.

Flint and Tinder Mill Jacket — $147.98

The tough fall jacket to wear on chilly weekend nights.

You very well might recognize the Flint and Tinder Mill Jacket from this very site (in this Style Pick of the Week entry), or from my Instagram. Either way, it’s a rugged fall jacket that’s making a lauded return just in time for chilly weather. Don’t sleep on this one.

Outerknown S.E.A. Jeans in Drifter Tapered Fit — $148

A new pair of fall-centric denim to shake up your wardrobe.

Outerknown’s S.E.A. Jeans are yet another way to inject your fall wardrobe with some stylish sensibility and sustainability, made to reduce the amount of waste & water used in crafting a typical pair of fall denim. Oh, and the Fatigue color seen above would pair nicely with a rugged chambray shirt, no?

Faherty Brand Canyon Overshirt — $168

An overshirt with a unique pattern to really shake things up.

Can’t get enough of Faherty Brand? Neither can I — this classically cool brand makes retro-inspired men’s gear that’s just different enough to stand out. Take this rugged fall overshirt, which you should certainly wear over a natural henley on a fall weekend.

Whiskey Peaks American Mountains Glasses — $65 (Set of 4

Nothing better than a nice pour of your favorite whiskey after a long fall day, ehh?

What pairs better with a rugged fall overshirt than a rich glass of your favorite whiskey? Sipped out of some of the best whiskey glasses for your home bar, at that. A tremendous pairing.

Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans — $128

The classic denim you’re going to want to match up with everything this fall.

Some of the best jeans for fall are often some of the more unassuming — take these slim stonewashed jeans, long a personal favorite from Flint and Tinder. Ideal to wear with your favorite crewneck sweater on a very cozy fall weekend.

Grifter Company Crockett Denim Gloves — $72.98

These durable leather gloves are made to take care of business this fall.

You might not need them right this second, but these functional leather gloves are rugged and road-ready.

Alex Mill NY Cord Baseball Cap — $40

The surprisingly fall-ready ballcap to throw on with any of these gear picks.

Looking for the right ballcap for fall? One that combines rugged texture with laidback style? Meet the Alex Mill NY Cord Baseball Cap.

Huckberry x Adler Custom Hatchet — $109

Bury the … hatchet? Handy to have around!

We told you we’d be all about the best fall gear picks today on the blog, didn’t we? And while you might not have match daily use for a rugged hatchet, it’s a handy accessory to keep around the campsite, the pole barn or your cabin.

Madewell Men’s Denim Chore Jacket — $145

Yet another enviable jacket to amp up your fall in style.

Fall is well and truly in the air right now — and on that note, this classic denim chore jacket from the excellent Madewell Men’s fall line is the perfect jacket to wear in place of  a blazer or as you head out to a leisurely seasonal brunch.

Mori Mori LED Lantern Speaker — $110 

For camping trips and tailgates, bring along this stylish LED speaker.

The next time you set up camp, host a bonfire or head to a tailgate, bring along this rugged, stylish LED speaker from Mori Mori — you’ve never seen anything like this.

Alex Mill NY Buffalo Plaid Chore Shirt — $115

We’re all about the layers today — and so is Alex Mill.

Are you sensing a theme here when it comes to rugged fall layers? The new fall collection from Alex Mill NY takes rugged style staples and shakes them up with some city-inspired sensibility —  you can wear this tough plaid chore shirt from the city out to an upstate day trip, no questions asked.

Vulcanizer Work Oxford Low — $92.98

The perfect pair of fall sneakers to finish off a cozy, casual ensemble.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of men’s fall style essentials if we didn’t include a pair of rugged leather sneakers from Vulcanizer, correct? These are the perfect leather sneakers to wear with any number of these gear picks, including the best jeans for fall.

 

Alright, so did anyone else have a tough time sorting through these stylish gear picks? What was your favorite? I personally can’t get enough of the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots, as sold by Huckberry — maybe you feel the same way? Happy shopping out there!