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!

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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!

The List: Gear Up for the Rest of Summer Right Now with these Men’s Style Essentials

Just one of many essentials you’ll need to enjoy summer — right now.

You see those stylish summer slip-ons from Nisolo pictured above? They’re one of just many keys to unlocking a laidback, easygoing summer (for the rest of the season, that is to say). And there are oftentimes some seriously straightforward ways to make it easier on yourself. That’s where today’s post comes in. You can find some of my favorite gear picks from the Huckberry Summer 2019 Catalog (and plenty more places!) outlined below. Once you dive into these men’s style essentials for the rest of July and August, there’s no telling where you’ll want to go next. Have any thoughts on other must-have men’s gear picks? Let me know on Twitter.

Nisolo Alejandro Woven Slip-ons — $178 

The perfect middle ground between dressy and casual when it comes to summer footwear.

Aren’t these just calling out to be worn on vacation? Now, there’s a major difference between the best pair of slip-ons and your standard, flimsy flip-flops. The Nisolo Alejandro Slip-ons are nothing to slouch at, as easy to wear with slim chinos and a stylish summer polo as they are with chino shorts and your favorite T-shirt.

Faherty Brand Beacon Trunks — $98

The eyecatching summer swim trunks you need in your life (and your wardrobe).

You know Faherty Brand for expertly cut flannel shirts and stylish cardigans, but what about must-have swim trunks for summer? Like the Beacon Trunks? Consider these vacation-ready.

Banks Journal Business and Pleasure Short-Sleeve Shirt — $70

Your new go-to summer shirt? It very well could be.

If ever there was a modern, stylish short-sleeve shirt that looked like it should be worn by James Bond, it might be the Banks Journal Business and Pleasure Shirt. A breezy fabric and a classic fit make this a winner from the Huckberry Summer 2019 Catalog.

DuFrane Barton Springs 656 Diver Watch — $656

An astonishingly durable watch for summer adventures.

Aptly named according to the price, the DuFrane Barton Springs Diver is the must-have watch of summer, made so that it doesn’t miss a beat — it can go from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar with ease, so that means it’s one of the best men’s watches out there right now (seen previously in my guide to what to wear to happy hour).

SLVDR Keck Tee — $50

The perfect summer T-shirt? You be the judge of that, my friend.

The search for one of the best men’s T-shirts remains elusive and challenging — yet, if you want a retro-inspired change of pace, reach for the SLVDR Keck Tee, then wear it with stylish high-top sneakers and stylish slim jeans. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Olive — $118

A change of pace from the typical — in the best way possible.

If you’re the type who still loves wearing slim jeans in the summer, then just know that not every pair you wear has to go full-on light wash — these Mott and Bow jeans in a handsome shade of olive are simply perfect for all those other times.

Roark Revival Layover Shorts — $65

Functional zippers and comfortable fabric add another dimension to these stylish shorts.

Functional summer shorts are actually out there — if you know where to look. And the travel-ready Roark Revival Layover Shorts are as functional and dependable as it gets. Easily some of the best shorts for summer I’ve tested this year.

Pantropic Tucson Fedora — $134

A breezy summer hat that’s made the right way.

Don’t start by writing off the fedora just yet — the Pantropic Tuscon Fedora is a stylish summer hat that wouldn’t look out of place with a camp collar shirt and breezy linen pants on your next beach vacation.

Tom Beckbe Bottle Flask — $150

The potentially perfect sipper to bring to your next bonfire.

Is a heritage-quality flask a true must-have part of your everyday carry? Well, that’s debateable. But the Tom Beckbe Bottle Flask could be the perfect companion on a breezy summer evening stroll (beverage of choice not included).

Mott and Bow Classic V-Neck Tee in California Blue — $32

The right V-neck tee to wear on easygoing summer days.

OK, back to menswear. Summer is all about laidback style — and this stylish V-neck T-shirt, again from Mott and Bow, is a lot more well-made than V-neck T-shirts of years gone by (looking at you, American Apparel). Wear it with Mott and Bow jeans, if you feel so inclined.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt — $125 

A Western shirt unlike any other on the market, and that’s a fact.

Another standout from Taylor Stitch? Assuredly. This classic Western shirt gets a modern upgrade in a lightweight, cotton-hemp blend. Wear it with a pair of the brand’s standout chinos for maximum effect.

Mystery Ranch Mission Wheelie — $345

A tough suitcase that can fit absolutely everything you need (and then some).

So, you’ve got all the stylish summer gear you could ever want … but nothing in which to pack it for your next summer adventure. That changes with the Mystery Ranch Mission Wheelie, one of the toughest, best rolling suitcases for all your essentials.

Shop contemporary and independent label men's and women's fashion at Need Supply Co. Click Here!That’ll turn the page on another edition of The List — are you feeling ready to take on the rest of summer? And which of the above gear picks will you be buying? I’m a big fan of a classic Western shirt from my friends at Taylor Stitch, but I also can’t get enough of the Roark Revival Layover Shorts. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below — and thanks for reading!

The List: Here’s All the Best Gear You Need for the Fourth of July (And Beyond)

From daybreak to sunset, these are the stylish shorts to wear all the time.

Quick, check your calendar — just as quickly as we were talking about the best men’s gear to wear for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond), well, now comes the time to talk about the top men’s style essentials for the Fourth of July (and of course, beyond that). Much like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July is all about casual versatility — maybe you’ve got a weekend at the cabin lined up, followed by some boating and some beers … here’s what to wear. Hitting the road for summer travel upstate? Again, check out my favorite gear picks for the season. And we’re going to start you off with a pair of the most stylish shorts to wear the entire weekend. Cheers!

Wellen Cruiser Shorts — $68

The go-anywhere shorts to reliably get the job done for July 4th.

For a weekend with as much that goes into it as the Fourth of July, you need a pair of the best men’s shorts, a pair with as much versatility as the Wellen Cruiser Shorts — from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar, these are your new favorite shorts.

Mott and Bow Wythe Buttondown Shirt — $79

A crisp buttondown shirt made to wear for your trip and for happy hour.

To go with your new favorite shorts, wear a classic casual shirt in a sharp navy — this shirt from Mott and Bow is subtly stylish, and as fit to wear on the road as it is out to dinner when you arrive for your vacation.

YORK Athletics Mfg. Henry Mid Sneakers — $125

Lightweight, versatile sneakers you can wear with jeans or tailored shorts.

Casual, versatile sneakers are the name of the game if your Fourth of July means an impromptu football game breaks out as you’re manning the grill — you can’t go wrong with YORK Athletics Mfg., folks.

Relwen Utility Trap Blazer — $328

A versatile jacket for summer travel or a classy dinner this weekend (and beyond).

What’s on your Fourth of July weekend agenda? Perhaps a nice evening out is in order? In that case, you need one of the best men’s blazers — hence, the Relwen Utility Trap Blazer, a jacket that’s perfect for travel and also evening cocktails.

KC Cattle Co. — Price Varies

This is the new way to order Wagyu beef — easy as that.

Let’s pivot away from menswear for a second — and pivot toward what you’re grilling out this Fourth of July weekend. Go with a choice cut of Wagyu beef, available via an easy ordering process from this standout, high-quality, veteran-owned company (Take it from me — this is delicious).

Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag — $425

The toughest, most beastly bag you can bring with you for summer travel.

If you want one of the best men’s weekender bags to elevate your Fourth of July travels — or really, any trip at all that you take — then you want the remarkable, made-to-carry-anything Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag.

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede — $348

The tough, waterproof suede boots to lace up right now.

Perhaps your Fourth of July leans a little more rugged — in that case, a classic pair of men’s boots like the excellent Taylor Stitch Moto Boots ought to do the trick, ehh?

Flint and Tinder Overshirt — $118

A dependable outer layer for a fun summer weekend.

When it gets breezy during Fourth of July fireworks or that weekend bonfire, wear this tough overshirt from Flint and Tinder — tough, yet lightweight. One of the best men’s overshirts for summer, easily.

Wellen Short-Sleeve Cotton-Linen Shirt — $68

The easy-to-wear short-sleeve shirt that’s going to elevate every look this season.

Another item in today’s edition of The List, and another pick from Wellen — stylish, sustainable, and simply perfect for the Fourth of July (and any time you need a classic short-sleeve shirt, in essence). Pair this up with the Wellen Cruiser Shorts for maximum impact.

Autodromo Le Mans Blue Watch — $624.98 

A striking, stylish and patriotic watch for the Fourth of July (and summer).

The super sharp Autodromo Le Mans Blue isn’t a watch for everyone — but if you want to nod toward the holiday while still wearing a stylish sport watch, this is the way to go. You can even pair it with a white Oxford and slim tan chinos for a casual patio dinner.

Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $148 

For when you need to wear pants … wear these stylish chinos.

OK, so let’s say at some point during the Fourth of July weekend that you actually do need to smarten up beyond tailored shorts … in that case, slim chinos from Adam Marr are the way to go. You can even wear them with a classic short-sleeve shirt, just for good measure.

Sixpoint Brewery Citrus Jammer — Price Varies

The light, citrus-y, utterly refreshing beer to enjoy right now.

We’ve talked about what to wear and what to grill for the Fourth of July weekend — now, here’s what to drink. The Sixpoint Citrus Jammer is a classic session beer, with a lemon-lime twist for good measure — it’s immeninently crushable all weekend long.
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OK, folks. That’s going to just about do it for this week’s take on The List — of the above men’s style essentials, which ones did you dig the most? I’ll be sipping on a Sixpoint Citrus Jammer while I pack up my Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag and plan outfits around the Wellen Cruiser Shorts. Have a great Fourth of July weekend, everyone, and thanks for reading!

 

 

 

The List: Shop These Picks for the Best Men’s Gear for Memorial Day Weekend

The ready-for-anything shorts that are going to upgrade your summer style instantly.

You might have noticed already, but summer is fully on its way, with Memorial Day weekend approaching — and quickly, at that. That’s why today’s new edition of The List is going to tackle all the best new men’s gear for situations both functional and fashion-forward, starting with Memorial Day weekend and rolling through the rest of summer. Our first highlighted pick? Some of the best men’s shorts for which you can shell out your hard-earned dough: The Free Fly Hybrid Shorts. Make no mistake, we’re just getting started. Have a great week, then power on through to Memorial Day weekend.

Free Fly Hybrid Shorts — $65 

Tough shorts made with functional fabric for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond).

If you want to pack light for Memorial Day weekend — or any other summer adventure for that matter — you’d do worse than to pack the durable, versatile Free Fly Hybrid Shorts. They’re made with remarkable four-way stretch fabric that resists odors and wicks away moisture. In short, they’re the type of stylish shorts you can wear all summer long.

Sabah Sabah Slip-ons — $195

Sleek, refined slip-ons to pack in your bag, then wear all trip.

While these leather slip-ons are a more unique summer footwear option than you might normally be used to wearing, they’ll pair just as easily with chino shorts and a white tee as they will with tan chinos and a printed short-sleeve shirt for a refined outdoor dinner.

UNTUCKit x Fair Harbor Recycled Swim Trunks — $68

The sustainable and stylish swim trunks to upgrade your next beach trip.

The perfect mix of sustainabilty and style can be found in these swim trunks, which turn 11 former plastic bottles into one sharp pair of easygoing printed swim trunks. For under $70, they’re a downright steal for the quality.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Reverse Jacquard — $98 

A close-up look at your new favorite shirt.

It’s tough to top a shirt as stylish and essential as the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, particularly when it’s done up in a handsome Reverse Jacquard weave. A perfect four-season shirt that wears particularly well this summer alongside tan chino shorts and vintage leather sneakers.
Tecovas Calfskin Card Case — $45

The handsome, rugged card case to carry with you on the daily.

Today’s focus on men’s style essentials really runs the gamut, right on down to the everyday wallet that’s going to serve you more than ably. In this case, Tecovas has taken the same craftsmanship that makes its cowboy boots so great, then translated it on down to a slim, refined-yet-tough daily companion.
Timex x Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch — $99 (When On Sale)

The sharp, dependable watch to wear all summer.

A watch from Mr. Todd Snyder will never steer you wrong — guaranteed.
O’Douds Matte Paste — $18 (Get $10 Off Your First Order HERE)

The grooming essential that’s going to sharpen up your ‘do this summer.

Made right here in Brooklyn — well, right here for ME at least — the O’Douds Matte Paste is the high-hold, no-fuss styling option to keep your hair sharp (not weighed down) during spring and summer. Plus, you can now get $10 off your first order when you click through that link. That’s a great deal on a great grooming essential.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford — $118

The easygoing Oxford shirt to wear to the office or out on the weekend.

The term “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” might well apply to this classic Oxford shirt from Flint and Tinder — it’s the brand’s iconic, American-made Oxford shirt done up in a washed and dyed fabric. Perfect for summer.
American Giant Travel Pants — $98

Dependable stretch twill travel pants for your next trip.

If you follow the blog, you’re aware that American Giant takes great care to craft even the simplest of items — from T-shirts to its exceptional hoodies — with the utmost attention to detail. The same can be said for the durable stretch twill Travel Pants — they’ve served me very well getting around NYC and hopping crosscountry flights in equal measure.
Relwen Solid Pique Polo — $98

A unique take on the navy polo for all your summer style pursuits.

It shouldn’t surprise you that Relwen is making one of the best men’s polo shirts in the game — after all, they specialize in updating classic style staples for the modern man, and this timeless navy polo is no different.
Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt — $45

The comfortable, performance-minded T-shirt to wear all weekend.

You likely know Bluffworks from the brand’s performance-minded, travel-friendly denim. Allow me to introduce you to the Threshold T-Shirt, a tee that combines all the moisture-wicking reliability of a performance tee, and yet does so in a simple, stylish package. Try out the Threshold Tee with a light wash denim jacket and slim tan chinos for a bit of go-anywhere style.
Sturdy Brothers Man Carry Briefcase — $195

This dependable bag is going to carry you through Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Last but certainly not least, we’re closing out the week by taking a look at a tough everyday bag from Sturdy Brothers. Anything you need to carry or haul this weekend and beyond, the Sturdy Brothers Man Carry Briefcase gets the job done.
So, feeling ready for Memorial Day weekend and the rest of summer? What’s your favorite from the above picks? For me, it’s gotta be a classic Oxford shirt from Flint and Tinder, as ready for happy hour as it is for lounging around at home. Have a great weekend, folks.