The List: This is All the Best New Menswear to Buy for Summer — Right Now

A perfect summer T-shirt? Yes, I certainly think so.

Folks, thanks for joining us for another edition of The List, whereby we cover the best new men’s gear and menswear each week. The theme of this week, of course? Why, that’s easy: Summer style essentials to help you power through the dog days ahead of us. That means we’ll talk about the best new T-shirt, the best men’s chinos and some essential summer boots (yes, summer  boots). Are you ready? I sure hope so — here we go. Oh, and to get in touch with me on these picks, you can find me on Twitter.

Forty Five Tee — $32

The ideal T-shirt to wear all day, every day.

OK, perhaps by now you’re sick of hearing about Forty Five Tees from Huckberry. A new in-house brand launched by the lauded retailer earlier this summer, they’re focused on making the best men’s T-shirt your money can buy. It’s a highly affordable T-shirt for summer, so consider picking one up in … every color?

Todd Snyder Terry Button Down Polo — $128

An utterly cool, retro shirt for summer.

Let’s say you want to step things up just a bit from your new favorite T-shirt … in that case, this stylish retro polo from Todd Snyder is the way to go. It’s a terry cloth polo that’s every bit as breezy and laidback as a classic tee, but with a bit more polish. One of the coolest shirts to buy for summer? Yes indeed.

Buck Mason Vintage Canvas 5-Pocket Pants — $125 

Stylish five-pocket pants to wear all summer.

What to wear with your new favorite polo? Why, that’s. Some of the most stylish pants for summer, made from a vintage cotton canvas fabric from Buck Mason, are the right way to go.

Marathon Navigator Watch — $300

The stylish everyday watch you need now.

Another recommendation for this stylish summer watch? Yes, indeed. When you want to go a bit rugged, reach for this tough everyday watch from Marathon. Rest assured, it’s stylish enough to wear with your new favorite pants and that Todd Snyder polo, but rugged enough for all of your summer adventures.

HELM Boots Bradley Tan Suede Oxfords — $285

Another pair of rugged, stylish summer shoes from HELM Boots.

If you haven’t considered some stylish suede dress shoes for your summer footwear rotation, I’d say you should start ASAP. HELM Boots has outdone itself with these rugged suede shoes for summer, which can be worn with slim light wash denim and your new favorite T-shirt or (once again), your Todd Snyder polo and Buck Mason pants. Best believe it, folks.

Grayers Bedford Stripe V-Neck Sweater — $98

An ideal sweater for chilly summer nights.

Yes, folks — we’re recommending a lightweight sweater for summer as we keep things rolling here. If you thought you’d stow away your sweaters for summer, but then were taken aback by an unexpectedly breezy summer night, this Grayers sweater, made from lightweight cotton, is the perfect lightweight summer layer.

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki — $98

The very best men’s chinos for summer — plain and simple.

This isn’t the first time you’ve read about the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos on the blog, and it assuredly won’t be the last. Some of the best men’s chinos regardless of season, they’re perfect to wear with a slim tee and your favorite sneakers. Speaking of …

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Retro sneakers to rock all summer, my friends.

Who doesn’t love a pair of vintage-style sneakers, right? Leave it to CLAE to come through again with a pair of the best men’s sneakers, one made with nubuck leather in a flattering, court-inspired silhouette. They’re assuredly the ideal everyday sneakers to carry you through summer.

Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts — $56

Beach shorts? Swim shorts? A bit of both? Yes indeed.

Looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer? Perhaps to supplement your collection currently? The Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts could be just what you need — they’re both swim shorts and casual shorts, for starters. They’re also available in a cool color that works well with your CLAE sneakers.

Sonic Editions Hemingway “Negroni Time” Print — $349

A unique and classic way to upgrade your wall art — Hemingway would approve.

Perhaps all this time at home has made you realize you need to upgrade your wall art. Look no further than the seriously cool, gallery-quality prints from Sonic Editions. I love the Hemingway “Negroni Time” print in a nod to summer sipping.

Mott and Bow Graham Slim Denim Shirt — $79

A classic and cool denim shirt to wear all summer.

As we’ve said in the past, it’s pretty cool that the makers of your favorite denim are also now making one of the best men’s shirts for summer. I think you’ll find this stylish denim shirt can be worn with plenty of your favorite summer style essentials, including vintage canvas pants and stylish suede dress shoes.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $74

Pick up this rugged henley now, then wear it all summer.

What’s an ideal layer to wear underneath a stylish denim shirt? That’s easy, folks. One of the best henleys — to be more specific, one of the best short-sleeve henleys — fits the bill nicely. Naturally, this stylish merino henley is comfortable and functional for summer’s heat.

Flint and Tinder Chore Coat — $158

Possibly the best jacket for a summer evening.

We’ve talked about what to wear when it gets hot out this summer, so now, let’s talk about a jacket to wear when it gets cold this summer. It’s going to happen when the sun goes down on certain nights, so you might as well grab this rugged chore coat from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Fisher + Baker Greenwich Anorak — $498

Your new favorite jacket for summer.

Now, let’s talk about the perfect jacket for summer rain — that would just so happen to be this rugged anorak from Fisher + Baker. Easy to wear thanks to the mobile cut & featuring space for your everyday carry essentials, it’s one of summer’s best jackets.

Chill Boys Performance Bamboo Boxer Briefs — $29.95

Stylish, effective performance boxer briefs.

Hey, it’s hot out there. Stay cool and comfortable in style with these performance boxer briefs from Chill Boys — think of them like compression shorts, but better and easier to wear on the daily. I’ve been testing them out recently (thanks to the brand for sending!) & can’t recommend them enough.
Billykirk No. 237 Briefcase — $450

A durable, rugged everyday bag.

The best men’s bag for your everyday carry can be found right here, folks. I’m not exaggerating, either — Billykirk has a long history of making some off the most rugged bags for men, including this handsome waxed canvas and leather briefcase.
My friends, it seems we’ve once again run the gamut when it comes to the best men’s gear, covering everything from one of the most rugged bags for men to a stylish denim shirt and even a neat & unexpected way to upgrade your wall art. What was your favorite from the above picks? I’m always drawn toward pieces like a rugged chore coat from Flint and Tinder or, say, equally rugged suede shoes.  But maybe, just maybe, you want to go  more casual  with something like the Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts or some vintage-style sneakers? It’s all on the table today, and that’s good news for us menswear fans indeed. Again, let me know on Twitter if you end up shopping any of these summer gear picks. Cheers, my friends!

The Friday Read: Buck Mason Bandanas, The Best Men’s Beard Kits & New Beef Jerky

Find all the right gear you need for summer — from Todd Snyder, of course.

Editor’s note: If you follow me on Twitter, perhaps you saw that I’ll be launching an E-mail newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, in the coming weeks. Read more & sign up here to stay in the loop! 

Who among us is really ready to start living their best summer life? Even in these times of quarantine, I think it can still be possible if you find the right adventures or the right (local) getaway, and of course, the best menswear for summer — take the Todd Snyder menswear seen above. Perfect for a hang at the beach house, a weekend at the lake … you name it, Todd Snyder‘s got you set for a summer weekend (to say the very least). During the rest of the week, it’s nice to have comfortabe gear you can depend on at home, too (just witness this gear roundup featuring a stylish Todd Snyder Traveler Suit). But back to the weekend: Who’s ready for it? And what’s on your to-do list? With hot weather aplenty sweeping the country, maybe you’re in search of a watering hole and a cold beer while wearing one of the best men’s swimsuits?


women's oxford shoe from Nisolo

I can only dream of that here in Brooklyn for the time being, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to getting out and about on my own in pursuit of new Brooklyn craft beer and the like. I had the recent chance to visit the newly opened Keg & Lantern Taproom, right near the waterfront in Red Hook, and can’t recommend it enough if you happen to live in the borough (or ever make it out that way!). Get the light and refreshing Pocho, a Mexican Lager ideal for hot summer days and nights — and if you do make it to the brewery’s original location in Greenpoint, be sure to get the excellent wings-and-pitcher deal. As often seems to be the case these days, I’ll also be spinning some new vinyl, with my pick of choice being the fantastic, brand-new “Punisher” by indie rock luminary Phoebe Bridgers. Have you given that album a listen? I plan on spinning it with my favorite coffee this weekend. For now though, we’ve got the rest of the Friday Read below — check out, then feel free to give me a follow on Twitter (if you’re not already following me!) or Instagram.

The coolest way to cover your face this summer? The two-pack also gives you even more utility from Buck Mason.

  • Keeping well-groomed in fine fashion is a necessity no matter the season — is it not? To that end, and for all my bearded brethren out there, I wrote about the best men’s beard grooming kits for GearMoose. If you’ve been searching high and low for grooming essentials, well, search no more. Remember, a well-groomed beard is but one of the summer style essentials should you have handy — in fact, it’s with you all the time! (Sorry, sorry — had to do it. Moving on!).
  • As you undoubtedly know, we’re all about the very best men’s gear on the blog. That’s why if you’re new (or new-ish) around these parts, I’d point you in the direction of my weekly  gear roundup known as The List. This recent entry is a good starting point, covering everything from the best new chinos to stylish leather dress shoes and a cool growler for cold brew (yes, that’s right!). Have fun stocking up, folks.

OK, my friends. We’re wrapping up today’s Friday Read in good time — still plenty of chances to get out there this weekend, after all. But before you go, I’ve got one last recommendation for you: A camp collar shirt needs to be on your summer shopping list ASAP, and you need to know how to rock it the right way. Hence, my guide on how to wear a camp collar shirt will have you sorted out in no time. That’s going to do it for me today. Have a great weekend, stay safe & thanks for reading, folks!

-Beau

The List: Get Dressed for Summer in Style with the Best New Gear Right Now

The sort of style inspiration you need this summer via Todd Snyder.

It might seem hard to believe, but it’s time — yet again — to check out another edition of The List, my weekly roundup celebrating the best men’s gear (and more specifically, pieces like that classic summer sweatshirt seen above). In this case, we’ll continue to talk about all the seasonal men’s style essentials you need in your life, preferably as soon as possible. We’ll kick things off with a rugged style move from Todd Snyder, and we’ll also dive in to plenty more top picks, including everyday carry essentials and the best men’s chinos. Have any thoughts on what to buy or what to wear during these socially distant times? Let me know on Twitter

Todd Snyder + Champion Cursive Sweatshirt — $148

A seriously cool, rugged sweatshirt to wear all summer long.

You know that much-loved, well-worn, classic sweatshirt (kind of like the one at the top of the page) that sits tucked away in your closet, maybe even at your cabin or lakehouse? This rugged sweatshirt from Todd Snyder + Champion is the modern version of that timeless sweatshirt, made to be worn all summer long on breezy evenings.

Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos — $98

Easygoing chinos to rock all summer long.

Now, we’ve written before about the best lightweight chinos for summer here on the blog, but these are a different breed. First of all, the Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos are now updated in a variety of colors. Second of all, they’d look great with just about anything — your classic sweatshirt  in particular.
Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt in Washed Hemp Chambray — $125

A classically cool summer shirt from Taylor Stitch.

Speaking of rugged summer style picks, who does it better than the great folks at Taylor Stitch? As seen on my Instagram, the Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt is easy to layer and extremely well-made — assuredly one of the best shirts for summer you can snag now.
Nisolo Calano Oxfords — $150

Durable, classic leather dress shoes for summer.

Hey, you’ll have to  get back into the routine of wearing stylish leather dress shoes at some point, right? Might as well go with a sustainably made pair of dress shoes in a slim profile from Nashville-based Nisolo. A perfect pairing with, yes, the Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt.
Billykirk No. 211 Frame Bike Pouch — $115

A unique, cool way to haul your everyday carry.

Maybe, given the state of things, you’re finding yourself on your bike more — and perhaps, you need a better way to haul your everyday carry essentials. Enter this cool leather bike pouch from the good folks at Billykirk.
Mott and Bow Slim Laight Jeans — $108

Light wash jeans for summer? Talk about a go-to move any day of the week.

Slim or straight-fit light wash jeans, as you very well know, are a summer style move that can’t really be trifled with. Such is the case with the Mott and Bow Laight Jeans, which blend comfort and great looks into some of the best men’s denim for summer.
Marathon Navigator Watch — $300

An undeniably rugged summer watch.

Let’s get into some of the best outdoor gear for summer, shall we? Now, even in these socially distanced times, I’d wager you’re itching to  get out and explore — this Marathon Navigator Watch could be the toughest watch for summer in that regard.
North 89 No-1 Weatherproof Sneakers — $245

Perfectly functional summer sneakers, available via Huckberry.

In a similar vein to the Marathon Navigator Watch, the right pair of summer sneakers are going to blend seamless comfort and functionality. These weatherproof sneakers, while pricey, happen to check all the right boxes.
Billy Reid Selvedge Driver Shirt — $325

A durable, stylish selvedge shirt for summer.

We’re longtime fans of Alabama menswear designer Billy Reid here on the blog (just look at the incredible Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, for starters), and this pleasingly rugged summer shirt is a fine addition to the brand’s line of the best menswear essentials … is it not?
Grayers Moorea Garment-Dyed Swim Trunks — $68

Possibly your new favorite swim trunks for summer.

Your summer swimwear could use an upgrade, could it not? Luckily, Grayers is here to help with these retro-inspired swim trunks in a pleasing array of seasonal shades.
Clarks Wallabee Boots — $150

These are some of the best lightweight boots to get on your feet this summer.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about Clarks Wallabee Boots — some of the most classic men’s shoes on the planet, assuredly — and the great thing is, these are boots you can wear during summer, too. The crepe sole and lightweight build help out with that. Pair them up with your Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos and a classic sweatshirt, to start.
Sennheiser Ambeo Immersive Sound Bar — $2,500

The best way to upgrade your home listening experience, easily.

Let’s turn our attention toward the best audio gear for your home. To be more specific — your audio system might be in need of a major upgrade as we all spend more time at home, and the Sennheiser Amebo Sound Bar is perhaps the best sound bar on the market (with a price tag to match). High-end drivers and the ability to match with the acoustics of the room are simply without  parallel.
Buck Mason Sueded Cotton Baseball Tee — $65

A classic baseball tee for classic summer style.

No doubt about it, the classic men’s style inspiration from Buck Mason continues to run deep. This rugged baseball tee could just be your new favorite summer T-shirt, easily paired with slim chino shorts or light wash denim and your Clarks Wallabee Boots.
Fisher + Baker Bastille Shirt — $158

An easy-to-wear, lightweight summer shirt.

Finding a breathable shirt for summer can be an up-and-down search if you  don’t know wear to look — but now, you do. Fisher + Baker has made one of the best shirts for summer, and they’ve done it using hemp and organic cotton in a rugged design. Wear it atop that Buck Mason baseball tee if you so choose.
Techne Merlin Watch — $173.49

The best men’s watch for summer? Very nearly.

I’ve had the great fortune of testing out the classically designed, durable Techne Merlin Watch these past few weeks, and let me tell ya … it’s the real deal. A slim-but-tough profile, a summer-ready NATO strap, a stainless steel case and a crisp, retro-inspired dial design make this a surefire winner.
Beckett Simonon Reid Sneakers — $149

Sleek, stylish leather sneakers to wear all summer.

Let’s close things out by talking about some of the best men’s sneakers for summer yet again, shall we? Beckett Simonon specializes in making premium leather footwear in styles ranging from boots to wingtips, and these expertly made casual leather sneakers are as refined as your favorite dress shoes.
That’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List, my friends. So, what’ll it be? Will you pick up some of the best men’s sneakers for summer and wear ’em for days on end? Maybe the Clarks Wallabee Boots are more agreeable on the footwear front. We’d be remiss to forget about gear like the excellent Marathon Navigator Watch or the Sennheiser Amebo Sound Bar, as well — talk about two wish list-worthy purchases right there. As for me, I’ve got a few favorites here from Billy Reid’s rugged summer shirt  to retro-inspired swim trunks from Grayers and of course, that rugged sweatshirt from Todd Snyder + Champion as seen at the top of the page. To check out how I’m getting dressed for summer, head to my Instagram. Thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Billykirk Standard Issue East-West Tote Bag

The best tote bag to haul your summer gear? Quite possibly.

The days, in these strange and trying times, keep on rolling by, and *checks notes* it’s Saturday, so it’s time for yet another Style Pick of the Week covering the very best men’s gear. Well, one of the best men’s gear picks — in this case, it’s an everyday carry essential from the fine folks at New Jersey-based Billykirk. For a bit more than 20 years now, Billykirk‘s Chris and Kirk Bray have been making some of the most rugged goods on the planet, and doing it all in America — that’s where the new Billykirk Standard Issue Tote Bag enters the equation. The No. 540 Standard Issue Tote is a staple of the brand, but it gets a seriously cool and summer-centric update via the bright, fun River Yellow color as seen above (and it also now comes in Teal). Your summer travel plans might look a heck of a lot different — schlepping your gear a few yards to your firepit versus driving cross-coutry, for instance, but one of the best men’s tote bags can still add some excellent utility to your arsenal of everyday carry essentials.

Picture this: You’re gearing up for a summer weekend bonfire at home. You’re wearing your favorite summer sneakers and maybe some light wash jeans. You’ve got your cooler but you need to haul the rest of your gear out to said firepit. And you’re using this rugged tote bag. That’s but one use case, though — this tough and stylish tote bag is going to come in plenty handy elsewhere, too.

SHOP: The Billykirk Standard Issue East-West Tote Bag

A dependable tote bag could become a new summer style essentials.

A great tote bag like this one from Billykirk is assuredly worth adding to your list of summer gear, especially when it’s made from 10 oz. waxed cotton canvas — perfect for breezy, dewy summer mornings and chilly nights. And you needn’t worry about the durability of this thing, given that the Billykirk Standard Issue Tote Bag also features mil-spec nylon webbing and a full-grain leather bottom. It’s a seriously well-designed tote bag and includes an open main compartment and three interior organization compartments, too (to go along with two exterior pockets). Those are all critical when it comes to storing your everyday carry essentials or hauling around your favorite growler.  Heck, the No. 540 Standard Issue Tote is even sized to fit up to a 15″ laptop, so you can get some work done at your local cafe (when it reopens, that is). So, it’s clear that this new, rugged tote bag belongs on your list of summer style essentials — right? That’s a surefire “Yes” from me. Check it out at Billykirk, and feel free to hit me up on Twitter for more of my thoughts on the brand.

SHOP: The Billykirk Standard Issue East-West Tote Bag

The List: These Are All the Spring Style Essentials to Shop Right Now

The right way to kick off spring — with some of the best men’s shorts (courtesy of Huckberry).

We’re going to kick off the week (and a new month!) here in a big way at The Style Guide — welcome to another edition of The List, where today, we’ll cover the best men’s spring style essentials to help you  through these trying times. Just because your routine is different these days doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style to work from home or hold a virtual happy hour. That’s why I’m telling you all about the best men’s shorts, the best new sneakers for spring, an incredibly cool new dive watch, and heck, even some of the best leather goods. That’s just a start, though — there’s plenty more when it comes to your new favorite spring gear from brands like Buck Mason and GREATS. Let’s get right into the 16 best spring style picks to buy right now.

Flint and TInder 365 Shorts — $58

These are the best shorts for spring. That’s it.

Now, it’s quite high praise to label a  pair of men’s shorts as the best shorts for spring and summer … but for my money’s worth, the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, available in a range of versatile colors and featuring a tailored fit, are exactly that: The best shorts to buy now. Wear them with a classic slim polo. On that note …

Buck Mason Sueded Cotton Polo — $55

A breezy, slim polo made by the good folks at Buck Mason.

Is there anything more classic for spring and summer than wearing a retro-inspired polo alongside some of the best shorts for spring and summer? In my estimation, not quite. This Buck Mason polo is laidback and easygoing, yet stylish enough to wear on a work conference call.

GREATS Royale Ripstop — $159

Durable men’s sneakers that look great while staying casually cool.

I mentioned above we’d be talking about some of the best new men’s sneakers, and the GREATS Royale Ripstop fits the bill quite nicely. Made with a ripstop upper featuring reflective accents, you can certainly rock these GREATS sneakers with the best shorts for spring and summer.

Billykirk No. 479 Carryall — $550

An exceptionally rugged travel bag for all your spring adventures.

Does it seem counterintuitive to buy one of the best travel bags for men right now? Perhaps. But I’m here to tell you that now is in fact the exact best time to buy a rugged duffel bag and start planning your next trip — for when the time comes, that is. And the Billykirk No. 479 Carryall just so happens to be one of the coolest bags I’ve seen in some time.

Martenereo Belgrano Stainless Steel Dive Watch — $299 (Pre-Funding)

An incredibly cool, classic dive watch to fund right now.

Now, we just talked about this incredibly stylish dive watch in my weekly roundup on Friday, but I’m here again to tell you this: The Martenero Belgrano (the first dive watch from the modern, craftsmanship-focused brand) is going to be your new favorite watch (period). Pre-order this rugged dive watch now for one of several great early bird deals on Kickstarter, then get ready to wear it day after day once it ships out in September. It’s also a highly affordable dive watch, and it’s worth your time — pun intended.

Corridor NYC Olive Beach Blanket Jacket — $215

A durable and cool-as-heck spring jacket from Corridor NYC.

Just because we’re all spending more time at home doesn’t mean you should forget to take care of your spring outewearCorridor NYC makes it easy on that note. The Olive Beach Blanket Jacket is simply one of the coolest jackets to buy this spring. You  can (and should!) rock it atop a garment-dyed Oxford shirt.

Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford Shirt — $118

An essential men’s shirt for spring and summer. 

OK, folks — here’s the garment-dyed Oxford shirt I mentioned above. It’s breezy, it’s easy to throw on as you get ready to work from home, and it’s a rare American-made shirtHuckberry knows how to get the job done.

HELM Boots Hollis Burgundy Boots — $350

Tough leather boots that’ll get better with age.

Yes, my friends: I’m still out here recommending you buy some of the best men’s leather boots, even as we get into spring and summer. The HELM Boots Hollis Boots are a rugged pair of leather boots that’ll stand out with ease in your rotation — the beautiful burgundy leather and signature white midsole ensure that. As per usual, you  can get $50 off your first order and free shipping, too.

Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses — $160

Some of the coolest sunglasses to throw on as you hang outside this spring.

OK, let’s get back to something you might more typically view as a spring style essential: Some of the best men’s sunglasses. Simply put, the Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses are as good as it gets, made with high-quality materials in a classic silhouette.

Belstaff Instructor Jacket — $475Just because spring has sprung and we’ve moved into May doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet when it comes to inclement weather. In that regard, Belstaff is making one of the best men’s jackets for spring, a lightweight nylon field jacket you can wear on solitary hikes and global adventures (when the time comes).

Grayers Wainscott Blue Linen-Cotton Shirt — $98

The best chambray shirt to buy for spring, in my opinion.

OK, back to something a little bit breezier. This Grayers linen-cotton shirt is one of the more casual chambray shirts for spring you’re apt to find, made with a linen-cotton blend you can easily wear with some of the best men’s chinos. And the chinos in question? See below right here.

Proof Nomad Pants — $98

Simply excellent men’s pants from Huckberry and Proof.

Yes indeed, the Proof Nomad Pants are assuredly some of the best men’s pants to buy now. Featuring the comfort and stretch of sweatpants and yet the polished design of your favorite chinos, these are the best pants to wear to work from home (and they’ll look simply excellent with a Buck Mason polo).

Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph — $1,800

A sleek, sharp, seriously stylish watch — as sold via Huckberry.

Yes indeed, I’m recommending you drop some serious cash on this investment-level watch from Autodromo. The Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph is a precisely made, exquisite watch. It’s also the perfect watch to wear on a long drive (preferably with the Belstaff Instructor Jacket), seeing as it’s sleek and sporty, too.

Mott and Bow Driggs Long-Sleeve Henley — $47

The best men’s henley for the ultimate in spring style.

Yes, that’s right — the good folks at Mott and Bow, makers of some of my favorite denim (and yours!) are now making a rugged men’s henley to wear on breezy, chilly spring days aplenty. It’s one of the best men’s henleys, and it’s ultra-affordable, too.

Billykirk No. 134 Sketchbook Holder — $165

A handsome leather journal for writing down all your best ideas.

Alright, we’re back to Billykirk, longtime makers of some of the best leather goods on the market right now. For sketching out ideas, writing down your to-do list and keeping track of future plans, this stylish leather journal is a true everyday carry essential (and a home office essential, at that).

Cuts Clothing Crewneck Curved Hem Tee — $48

A classic, buttery-soft tee in a modern cut.

If you, like me, are constantly on the hunt for one of the best men’s T-shirts, the kind that’s casual enough to wear on its own and cool enough to wear underneath an unstructured navyblazer. That’s what you’re getting with the exceptional lineup of tees from Cuts Clothing.

OK, my friends. That’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List. Of the above spring style essentials, do you have any favorites? Maybe the exceptional Billykirk No. 479 Carryall  has you hankering to hit the road, preferably with a stylish travel jacket like the Olive Beach Blanket Jacket  or a rugged Belstaff  jacket? Perhaps the GREATS Royale Ripstop are more your style, ideally worn with the excellent Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts and a Buck Mason polo. The choice is yours, but any of these gear picks are going to take your spring wardrobe from good to great. There’s no time to waste. To connect with me on all things #menswear, follow me on Twitter

The List: Here’s All the Best Gear to Buy For Casual Days at Home This Spring

Who else could go for a happy hour beer wearing a cozy Relwen essential?

If your days have been anything like mine these last few weeks — adjusting to working from home, adapting your style accordingly, and dealing with whatever madness is currently playing out on the news … well, perhaps you could go for a cold happy hour beer like the one shown above. And perhaps you want to accessorize it with one of the best sweaters for spring from Relwen? In addition to that stylish sweater at the top of the page, you’ll find all the best gear to work from home and dress in the best casual style (the rest of the time) in today’s edition of The List. Most importantly, thank you for reading as we adapt to our ongoing new reality — if you want to get in touch aside from menswear (or to chat menswear!), reach out to me on Twitter or Instagram. Alright, here’s some of the best new men’s gear to get into now.

Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood — $228

A casual-yet-stylish hooded sweatshirt for spring from Relwen.

For all those days you’re going to be spending at home working, relaxing, catching up on music and reading — you know the drill — it helps to have one of the best hoodies on hand. The Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood is the surprisingly stylish hooded sweatshirt you can even wear on a video conference call (seriously!) and then out of the house as needed.

Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage One-Pocket Shirt — $105

The laidback-yet-polished shirt your wardrobe needs now.

Just because you’re spending more time in your home office is no excuse to slide backwards in terms of style. Buck Mason knows this, and that’s why this classic casual shirt should be a new go-to. It’s the perfect spring shirt to throw on with your favorite faded denim for style that’s comfortable-yet-polished and appropriate enough to wear as you work from home.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Classically cool sneakers that work at home and beyond.

Because you’re going to have to step outside at some point, it pays off to have some of the best casual sneakers on hand. Heck, throwing on some stylish sneakers can be a nice addition to your routine when working from home — and wearing these sleek GREATS sneakers might just be a nice mindset adjustment these days.

Second Chance Art “Endure” Lighted Sign — $99

A neat nod to our time — one that also adds a dash of pretty cool style to your home office.

There’s beauty and there’s cool design to be had everywhere — if you know where to look for it. To freshen up your space with some added resolve and neat style in these trying times, might I suggest this Second Chance Art sign as sold by Bespoke Post? It’s as good as it gets for brightening up your office or den.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special With Pre-Amp — $549

One of the best record players for your growing collection.

If you’re anything like me, perhaps spending more time at home has caused you to dig deeper into your vinyl collection — and perhaps you’re realizing you need to upgrade to one of the best record players as a result, yes? The U-Turn Audio Orbit Special provides crystal-clear sound and quality.

Ratio EIght Coffee Maker — $495

One of the best ways to make coffee on the market — easily.

Hear me out — what goes exceedingly well with listening to your vinyl collection on one of the best record players?  Well, for a laidback weekend day or an early start to the work week, a strong, delicious (damn fine?) cup of coffee. In this case, the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is one of the best coffee makers to instantly amp up your kitchen. I’ll have another cup, please.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee — $78

A comfortable tee for when you want to feel polished, but not stuffy.

Life isn’t all about throwing on whatever tee happens to be nearest to your bed — sometimes, one of the best men’s T-shirts can elevate your mood from good to great when lounging at home. Picture it now: You’re wearing the Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee, your favorite record is spinning, there’s a fresh pot of coffee on … yes, this is one of the best men’s tees to get your hands on right now.

Baloo Weighted Blanket — $134.98

A new (and helpful) addition to your sleeping situation.

Hey, I won’t sugarcoat it — these are anxiety-inducing times we live in. It’s a small solution, to be sure, but perhaps one of the best weighted blankets can offer some relief. And if you’ve never tried a weighted blanket, how about picking up the Baloo Weighted Blanket while we’re here?

John Elliott Sochi Sweatpants in Black — $148.50

Well-made sweatpants for lounging and leisure.

While I’m all about upgrading your at-home style in any way possible, there are times where stylish sweatpants definitely are acceptable — after all, those baggy sweats from college need a replacement, right? And no designer excels at making some of the best men’s sweatpants these days (for workouts and leisure) than John Elliott.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley — $68

A durable, classic henley for casual days aplenty.

To be sure, you definitely read on this blog a lot about what the good folks at San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch are up to lately — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending (once again) one of the best men’s henleys for casual lounging and a casual Friday of remote work in equal measure. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

FLIKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace — $85

A super-neat way to shake up your home or office ambiance.

Yes, a personal concrete fireplace is making an appearance today. Spending so much time at home calls for creating the right atmosphere — and if you’ve got the space and the opportunity, why not reach for this neat personal fireplace to set the stage?

Rhythm Apartment Short-Sleeve Shirt — $60

The easygoing, breezy shirt to wear around … yes, your apartment.

OK, so the name of this stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post … it’s spot-on, right? When you’ve got to hop on a conference call but want to keep it breezy and casually cool, reach for this essential short-sleeve shirt for spring. Better yet? You can wear it while kicking back during a back-porch happy hour, too.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Copper Growler (64 oz.) — $129

A seriously cool growler that’ll serve your favorite craft beer quite ably.

Let’s say you’re lucky enough to be able to quickly swing by your favorite brewery to fill up your favorite growler (breweries are considered an essential business in New York!) — you should be using the GrowlerWerks uKeg Growler for all your craft beer needs.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt — $98

A classic overshirt from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of the best shirts to wear at home … you can always count on Flint and Tinder to come up with, among other things, the best rugged shirts for men. This classic utility shirt, available in a cool range of colors, is made from garment-dyed half-Panama fabric for easy layering and perfect stay-at-home versatility.

Parallel X League Zip Hoodie — $150

The stylish hoodie you could use right now.

Speaking of casual comfort around your home or apartment, it’s fitting that this new hooded sweatshirt from Parallel X League (founded by ex-L.A. Dodger Brandon League) is rugged-yet-comfortable, and perfect for days hanging at home (and yes, posted up in front of your work computer). I’ve been testing it out courtesy of the brand, and believe you me, it absolutely works nicely.

Glerups Camp Sole Boots — $155

Surprisingly rugged slippers you can wear in and out of the house.

Don’t think the best slippers for men can come in handy these days? They certainly can — and the Glerups Camp Sole Boots can even be worn out of the house in a pinch. And if you just feel like wearing these well-designed, stylish slippers casually around the house as your favorite vinyl record plays? Go for it, my friend.

Grayers Momo Lightweight French Terry Crewneck — $78

A classic crewneck sweatshirt for outstanding spring style.

The theme of today’s post has certainly been comfortable, casual gear you can wear at home — and the latest from Grayers is no different. This lightweight crewneck sweatshirt is a surprisingly polished, casually cool layer to wear on breezy spring mornings and for days in your home office — it’s easily one of the best crewneck sweatshirts to layer up with at the moment.

Sapporo Premium Beer — Price Varies 

A new take on Sapporo beer — one of your new favorite lagers.

Seeing as we celebrated National Beer Day earlier this month, it only seems fitting to close out this post with a look at a seriously underrated Japanese beer, Sapporo. Consider stocking your fridge with some Sapporo beer the next time — the brand’s mainstay is clean, crisp and light, while Sapporo Premium Black is a flavorful, nuanced dark lager. It’s worth stocking up on some cans if you can. Cheers, friends!

With all of the ground we covered today when it comes to the best gear to wear when working from home, what’s your favorite pick from this post? I’d say it can be tough to narrow it down, especially when the gear being covered runs the gamut from one of the best crewneck sweatshirts  to a stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post  … and well beyond that, even right on through to some darn-near-essential GREATS sneakers. I’m partial to something I could see myself wearing plenty — either on its own or atop one of my favorite T-shirts, and that piece, my friends, is … the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt. Of course, to be sure, I also love the utility of the U-Turn Audio Orbit Special  or adding some high-quality sound to my (growing) record collection. All of that being said, I’d love to hear about your favorites on Twitter. As always, thanks for reading — stay safe, stay strong!

-Beau

The List: Prepare for Spring with All the Best New Menswear to Buy This Week

These rugged chukka boots are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to spring style picks today.

Are you fully into the spirit of spring yet? Not quite? Well, we’re going to get you there with today’s edition of The List, and that’s no April Fool’s. The best men’s gear for spring runs the gamut, all the way from tough leather chukka boots (like the pairs shown above) to some of the best men’s jeans for spring — and we’ve also got a new spring craft beer and some men’s grooming essentials for the taking, too. So, dive right in and let’s get into a new season — and your favorite new gear picks.

Rancourt & Co. Acadia Chukka Boots — $280

These could become your new favorite chukka boots.

Your search for spring-ready chukka boots just ended early, as we mentioned it would above. If you’ve slept on picking up some rugged leather chukka boots from Rancourt & Co. as of yet, you’ll want to get on these — they’re extremely wearable with everything from slim chinos to light wash jeans. On that note …

Mott and Bow Slim Benson Jeans — $118

Slim jeans in a perfect wash for spring? Sign me up!

Versatile, easy to wear with the rest of your spring style essentials, not to mention incredibly affordable given the quality … that’s what the Mott and Bow Slim Benson Jeans are offering up this season. Yes, you need a pair of the best men’s jeans for spring right now.

Bespoke Post Refresh Box — $45

All the grooming picks you need for a new season.

It’s almost too easy to find exactly what you need at Bespoke Post — especially when you consider the classic lineup of Bespoke Post Boxes, featuring affordable men’s gear like the best grooming essentials. Yes indeed, the Bespoke Post Refresh Box is a stone-cold classic, and it also includes a stylish dopp kit.

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Tee — $96

A fine T-shirt from a brand that knows how to make ’em the right way.

Now that the thermostat is starting to climb again, you need to break out some of the best men’s gear for spring — to be more specific, welcome the return of T-shirt weather with one of the best men’s tees. The Western Rise StrongCore Merino Tee is made with some of the best fabric on the planet.

Buck Mason Denim Two-Pocket Field Shirt — $145

Your new favorite spring layer? Yes, yes indeed.

Let’s carry on with more of the best layers for spring, shall we? Buck Mason makes some of the toughest, most durable menswear around, and the Denim Two-Pocket Field Shirt blends the wearability of your favorite denim jacket with a cool-as-can-be shirt jacket design. Wear it atop the Western Rise StrongCore Merino Tee for laidback weekend style.

Centric Instruments Lightwell Pilot Chronograph — $330

Meet your new favorite daily watch.

Regardless of season, every guy needs a rugged everyday watch — especially one that can be worn with, say, the Denim Two-Pocket Field Shirt shown above. Centric Instruments blends affordability and dependability with this handsome pilot chronograph.

by Humankind Mouth Wash — $10

Sustainable mouthwash that’s also easy to use.

In addition to the the best grooming essentials I called out earlier, let’s also consider your dental hygiene — by Humankind’s mouth wash is natural and high-quality, and comes complete with a reusable container for extra sustainability. Plus, $1 of your container purchase helps to remove ocean plastic waste.

Barbour Long-Sleeve Indigo Buttondown — $119

A durable, cool buttondown from a legendary brand.

You surely know Barbour thanks to the brand’s incredible commitment to making the best men’s outerwear — but what about some of the best men’s shirting? This classic plaid buttondown is a fine spring wardrobe move at the office or on the weekend.

Taylor Stitch The Hyde Shirt in White Royal Oxford — $98

A crisp, classic white dress shirt for your spring style needs.

So, we just talked about one of the best casual shirts for men — but what about the tailored white dress shirt every guy (arguably) needs in his wardrobe? For spring weddies, dinner parties & the office, get the Taylor Stitch Hyde Shirt, one of the best white dress shirts for men.

Grayers Paragon Quilted Featherweight Jacket — $165

A tough-yet-lightweight quilted jacket to get the job done this year.

As we move into April, you’re going to need to ramp up your outerwear game accordingly — this lightweight quilted jacket from Grayers is one of the best men’s jackets for spring, complete with classic versatility and good looks.

Olivina Men Cleansing Charcoal Shampoo — $14

The right shampoo to freshen your ‘do this spring.

Charcoal (in this case, charcoal powder) continues to be one of the most effective ingredients when it comes to men’s grooming essentials, and it’s fitting that the Olivina Men Cleansing Charcoal Shampoo makes great use of it.

Relwen Stretch Windpants — $188

Durable, rugged sweatpants to wear all spring.

This assuredly isn’t the first time we’ve talked about Relwen on the blog, and it won’t be the last. For comfortable spring weekend style, you need some of the best men’s sweatpants — as in, the Relwen Stretch Windpants.

Baboon 40-Liter Go Bag — $149

This sleek daily bag will go anywhere you need it to go this spring.

When duty calls, when you’ve got to hit the road on a spring adventure, the right everyday travel bag is a must — the Baboon 40-Liter Go Bag features tons of versatility and dependable functionality.

5.11Tactical Defender-Flex Range Pants — $69.99

Durable canvas pants you can wear on the road or at the office.

For spring, you can never have enough rugged pants for everyday wear — especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors or appreciate a great spring adventure. With a mobile fit and hard-wearing fabric, the 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Range Pants get the job done.

Sufferfest Head Start Stout — Price Varies

A flavorful stout that also happens to be low in calories.

It wouldn’t be a list of the best men’s gear without taking a look at some tasty craft beer, would it? The Sufferfest Head Start Stout is the rare stout that helps you cut calories without cutting flavor (Sufferfest brews its beer with athletes in mind, after all).

Olivers Apparel Passage Pants — $148

Versatile pants fit for travel and the office in equal measure.

Alright, last but not least … let’s close things out the right way by talking about some of the best men’s pants, period. Olivers Apparel makes gear for the active guy on the go, and that includes these slim five-pocket pants. Whether you wear ’em for travel or a day at the office, the Olivers Apparel Passage Pants (made with CORDURA fabric and 4-way stretch) won’t let you down.

 

So, my friends — that’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List. Do you have a favorite gear pick? Perhaps it’s the versatile Olivers Apparel Passage Pant or a lightweight quilted jacket from Grayers? Maybe you want to lace uyp with Rancourt & Co. chukka boots or step out with some slim Mott and Bow denim? Whatever your preference might be, be sure to join me on Twitter to talk all things #menswear. Until next time, thanks for reading!

 

The List: Stay Warm in Style Right Now with Winter’s Best New Gear

Step out in style with the best new men’s gear — these rugged leather boots included.

Getting dressed in style through the winter — especially now that we’ve hit February — can often seem like a monumental task. It’s cold, it’s (likely) snowy, it’s not a lot of fun to be outside … so you need a hearty helping of the best winter style essentials to carry you through these doldrums. So it goes with today’s edition of The List, led off with some of the best chukka boots (from HELM Boots) that you’re going to step into this winter. We’re going to complement those classic boots with the sort of picks that’ll upgrade your grooming and your life in general — heck, that’s what these posts are all about, after all. So fear not: Winter will subside, and you’ll get through it with your new favorite menswear. Read on.

HELM Boots Declan Brown Leather Chukka Boots — $295

Rugged leather chukka boots that’ll break in nicely over time.

Every guy — including you — needs a pair of the best leather chukka boots in his wardrobe. It’s helpful that the HELM Boots Declan Boots are made with serious quality in mind, and built to deliver all winter long. What can you pair your rugged leather chukka boots with? Funny you ask …

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Perfectly rugged-yet-versatile selvedge chinos.

Is it hard to find a pair of American-made chinos, and an affordable pair of chinos, at that? The short answer is quite simple: Yes. The Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos are ridiculously well-crafted, endlessly versatile and yes, perfect to pair with your HELM Boots Declan Boots.

Belstaff Ridge Quilted Jacket — $340

A legendary, rugged jacket from Belstaff to wear all winter.

The first thing you need to take care of for the rest of winter? Finding one of the best winter jackets — an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff ought to fit the bill nicely, agreed? Plus, this durable coat could be one of the best winter travel jackets thanks to its versatile design.

Bespoke Post Parlor Box — $45

The right way to upgrade your home bar in style.

Stepping away from menswear for a second, there’s no time like the present to upgrade your home bar. Crucially, you can do that for a low, low price with the Bespoke Post Parlor Box — cheers.

Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch — $540

A rugged, classic leather watch to wear all through winter.

Right off the bat, the Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch has a lot going for it — made in collaboration with adventurer and photographer Matt Hranek, it’s as durable and classic as it gets, and it’s perhaps the most versatile leather watch you can wear on your wrist this winter.

Saturdays NYC Stenstrom Fleece Jacket — $245  

A cozy, luxurious fleece made for winter layering.

Don’t sleep on the versatility and style of a cozy fleece jacket — especially a surprisingly luxurious fleece jacket from Saturdays NYC. The NYC-based brand are masters of minimal style, and this premium fleece jacket is just one fine example.

Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater — $154 

As rugged a winter sweater as it gets.

It’s the right time to layer up with a rugged winter sweater to fight back against the season’s chill — thankfully, the Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater (as sold by Bespoke Post) is up to the task.

Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike — $2,200 

A seriously cool motorbike made to inspire wanderlust.

As I said, we’re about more than just menswear in these gear roundups — and this investment-level motorbike (available via Huckberry, naturally) fits the mold if you like to get out on the open road. The Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is one-of-a-kind, that much is true.

Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt — $148

A classic corduory shirt, sure to impress at the office or at happy hour.

Winter calls for plenty of rugged men’s style essentials — kind of like the endlessly wearable Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt, a simple-yet-classic and easy-to-style corduroy shirt. How easy to style? Simply grab an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff and your Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos.

Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt — $228

A durable CPO shirt that calls to mind cold winter mornings.

The focus today has been all about winter layering essentials, but we haven’t come across anything quite like the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt just yet. It’s one of the best shirt jackets on the market, made with a durable-yet-versatile blend of Japanese wool and polyester, plus a neat color that works with your new favorite chinos.

Duke Cannon American Soap and Hatchet Set — $175

All the best men’s grooming essentials, delivered in collectible packaging with a neat design. Well-done, Duke Cannon.

Let’s get back to more affordable style staples, shall we? In this case, Duke Cannon delivers the goods with the jam-packed, well-designed American Soap and Hatchet Set, featuring all the men’s grooming essentials you need — plus a neat carrying case and yes, an actual hatchet. A great gift for the stylish guy, too.

EVERGOODS CTB 40 — $289

The durable, dependable everyday backpack to take with you everywhere.

Your everyday carry needs to be sleek, streamlined and efficient — and of course, effective. The EVERGOODS CTB 40 checks all the boxes, and it’s destined to become your new everyday bag because of its rugged-yet-minimal construction.

Taylor Stitch Crewneck in Natural Donegal Terry — $98

A classic crewneck sweatshirt made the Taylor Stitch way.

Who said a crewneck sweatshirt can’t be stylish? As one would expect, the good folks at Taylor Stitch are making one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, and they’re doing it in a color that’s cool, unique and ready to wear with your favorite chambray shirt this winter.
Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos — $125

Classic chinos from your favorite denim brand.

We talked earlier about the Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos, but allow me to introduce to you perhaps another pair of your new favorite chinos — they’re made by Mott and Bow (makers of some of the best men’s jeans), and rest assured, the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos get the job done in winter (and every other time of year!).
Astorflex Rolflex Boots — $185

Durable boots that are part-sneaker, part Chelsea boot.

So, what exactly are you going to wear with your new favorite chinos, for example? The hybrid sneakerboots shown here — the Astorflex Rolflex Boots carry on that lineage of quality and style you expect from the brand, to say the least.
Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks — $15.98

The best socks for your boots? Sure thing.

OK, last but not least — if you read the blog regularly, you know that the best men’s accessories make all the difference when it comes to comfort and style — the Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks are certainly a prime example of this. They’re the best men’s socks to wear with your Astorflex Rolflex Boots, among other picks.
OK, so … do you have a favorite pick from the above, rather extensive list? It’s always tough to decide between essential picks that are modern and stylish (take the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos) and must-have layers (a la the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt). Of course, if you really want to splurge, then the Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is a prime adventure-focused purchase. And we’d be remiss not to mention the very pick highlighted at the top of the page, the HELM Boots Declan Boots — these stylish leather chukka boots can be worn with each and every single one of these menswear essentials. Let me know how you’re putting them all together on Twitter.

The List: Buy This Gear To Make Your Winter More Stylish

A subtly stylish, highly functional winter jacket.

It’s a big week around these parts — and elsewhere: Valentine’s Day is coming up later this week (check out my guide for what to wear on Valentine’s Day to help you out), and of course, it’s also prime time to shop the best new men’s style essentials. If you’re still at the point during winter where your daily routine and your wardrobe could use a shot in the arm, look no further than durable, rugged and stylish picks like Proof Lightning Field Jacket, one of the best winter jackets to throw on as you brave the chill. Rest assured, there’s more where that came from in today’s edition of The List.

Proof Lightning Field Jacket — $298

The sleek, tough field jacket to upgrade many a winter look.

We said it above and I’ll say it again: The Proof Lightning Field Jacket is as good as it gets when it comes to durable, sleek-yet-tough winter outerwear. Wear it with anything in your wardrobe, from a crisp Oxford shirt, wool trousers and Chelsea boots to your favorite henley and broken-in denim. Truly, the best winter jacket can take you anywhere.

Monoposto Autodromo Chronograph — $1,800

The sharpest, sleekest dress watch you can find.

Want to impress on Valentine’s Day — or any other day, for that matter? Wear this racing-inspired dress watch to turn heads in the very best way possible. it’s ultra-sleek, stylish and distinctive: The Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph is the complete package.
Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt — $125

An unbeatable flannel shirt from an unbeatable brand.

If you read this site, and if you know Taylor Stitch, then you know the coveted, much-loved Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, one of the best flannel shirts for winter. It’s perfect to wear over everything from a classic thermal shirt to, well, a chambray shirt for added warmth as a shirt jacket.
 
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Henley — $68

You decide if this is the best men’s henley for chilly weather — how about it?

Buck Mason has beefed up its classic henleys in a big way, resulting in the ever-durable and layering-friendly Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley, one of the toughest henleys you’re going to wear all winter. It’s ideal to throw on under the Yosemite Shirt, too.

White’s Boots 350 Cruiser Boots — $476

Newly iconic, perfectly rugged leather boots — as good as it gets.

How outstanding are these classic leather boots from White’s Boots? I’ll tell you this: They could be the last pair of rugged leather boots you’ll have to buy for a long, long time — wear them with dark blue classic denim and your favorite shawl cardigan to drive home that timeless styling potential.
Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel — $125

A jam-packed lineup of grooming classics.

Yes indeed, the Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel is packed with so many men’s grooming essentials — from the best men’s cologne to new shampoo — that it comes in an actual barrel. What a way to upgrade your winter grooming in a hurry, ehh? Shop while it’s still around.

Peak Design Travel Backpack — $300

This tough travel backpack offers non-stop reliability.

If you’ve been searching for the best backpack for a winter trip — or perhaps just your daily jaunt across town — the very well-appointed Peak Design Travel Backpack is the tough, functional backpack you need ASAP.
Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt in Black — $119

The slick flannel shirt that’s going to add some minimal style to your wardrobe.

Perhaps you read on the blog earlier this winter about the best tech flannel shirt on the market — that’d be the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, made with hybrid cotton flannel fabric. But did you know it also comes in a sleek Black colorway? Educate yourself on your new favorite flannel shirt.
Faherty Brand Ocean Wash Denim — $198

Perfectly washed denim to add a little something to laidback winter weekends.

We’ll go back to Faherty Brand for some of the best men’s light wash denim on the market — no one said you had to shelve your expertly faded jeans just because it’s winter. In fact, these slim men’s jeans can even offer a nice change of pace from classic dark blue denim. With that being said …
Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim — $96

Crisp, classic dark blue jeans you’ll want to wear all the time.

Let’s move from some of the best men’s light wash denim out there to a pair that’s equally at home during the summer or winter, too: That’d be some of the best men’s dark blue jeans … the Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim. Wear them as often as you want — they’ll break in very nicely.
HELM Boots Marion Boots in Olive — $395

Rugged and classically cool men’s leather boots from HELM.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love my rugged leather boots — more specifically, my HELM boots. The Austin-based brand makes of the best classic men’s boots from quality materials, even taking a more unique approach to the rich olive leather of the HELM Boots Marion Boots. Pair ’em up with your Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim and the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, to start.
Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Fast Charging Block — $150 

A reliable and handy way to charge up your phone.

Perhaps you’re like me, in that your phone always seems to be running low on battery (oops!), and you’ve also got something wireless headphones to charge — enter the Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Charging Block, an unassuming way to power up your phone (and assuredly one of the fastest ways to charge your phone I’ve seen).
On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers — $170

The most dependable winter sneakers around.

Now, no one said you had to stow away your favorite sneakers just because it’s winter — in fact, the durability and versatility of the On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers makes them all the more worthy of being worn in winter for training sessions and outdoor exploration.
D73 Corsair Leather Jacket — $495

An heirloom-worthy leather jacket, no doubt about it.

How tough is it to find one of the best leather jackets to begin with? Let alone a stylish leather jacket under $500? Well, if you’re searching for one made the right way, it’s very tough indeed — enter the supremely cool D73 Corsair Leather Jacket. Wear it with a tough henley and Chelsea boots to a rock concert.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Jeans — $93.98

Durable, dependable denim from Flint and Tinder.

Over the years, I’d wager you’ve become familiar with Flint and Tinder denim. This is made-in-America denim that just so happens to be as good as it gets. Flint and Tinder features a variety of fits, and now, they’re making some of the best garment-dyed jeans for all your casual style needs (and yes, this is indeed the third pair of denim we’ve recommended today — ’tis the season!).
Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck —   $38.50

A cozy-yet-rugged crewneck that offers all kinds of layering potential.

Every guy needs a classic crewneck sweatshirt, the kind that’s got some rugged heritage and casual style appeal. The type of classic crewneck like the Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck, an unstoppable winter sweatshirt that you can wear layered over your favorite long-sleeve tee or a classic Oxford shirt (buttons unbuttoned, preferably).
Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt — $138

An expertly crafted men’s shirt from some of the experts in the field.

Yes, that’s right — we’re turning back toward Faherty Brand and its classic men’s shirting. In this case, the Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt is laidback, casual and easy to grab and go — especially when you pair it up with
5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots — $149.99

Rough-and-tumble boots to add a little something extra to your winter ensembles.

Looking for some of the most rugged boots you can find? The kind of outdoor boots made for work and tactical pursuits — yet with style that allows you to stride confidently into your favorite brewery? 5.11 Tactical has come through with the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots, and they’re quite possibly the perfect winter boots.
Once again folks, I hope The List has delivered everything you’d expect from a, well, list of the best new men’s gear. There are several pieces I’ve even got my eyes on, from the Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley to the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots and naturally, the drool-worthy Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph. Of course, the Proof Lightning Field Jacket is a hands-down winner, too. What did you think of today’s picks? Give me a shout on Twitter and let’s keep the fun going.

 

The List: Here Are 20 of Your Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks This Week

The best new everyday carry kit? You be the judge of that.

My friends, if you’re in need of the best new men’s gear, from new EDC essentials (as seen above from Raen + The James Brand) to a new Bespoke Post box, then you’re going to like today’s edition of The List. Early February can be a grind as we plow through the season with winter style essentials, but rest assured, the going gets easier — if you have the best men’s style picks, that is. In fact, I rounded up 20 of my favorite new style picks. Yes, 20! And after today, you sure will have a list of your own. Read on to find out  more, and be sure to give me a look on Twitter and Instagram if you like what you see. Cheers!

Raen Optics + The James Brand Everyday Carry Kit — $275

Two crucial additions to your everyday carry, guaranteed.

If it’s a new set of EDC essentials you seek — and seriously, we could all use an everyday carry upgrade in the new year — then the new Raen Optics + The James Brand EDC Kit is the way to go. This EDC kit features your new favorite sunglasses (which will come in handy even during winter!) and it also features the Elko pocket knife from The James Brand. In short, it’s the EDC upgrade you need ASAP.

Bespoke Post Polished Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

All the right essentials for the best shoe shine ever.

I mentioned earlier that we’d cover a new Bespoke Post box, and here it is in all its glory. Finding the best shoe polishing kit can be a bit of a taxing search, but Bespoke Post does it right with some of the best gear to shine your shoes. Seriously, it could be downright fun now.
Duke Cannon “El Cuatro” 4-Count Variety Pack — $25 

Four of the best soaps from Duke Cannon to upgrade your winter grooming.

Upgrading your winter grooming essentials just got easier, thanks to this four-pack of outstanding soaps (in large, oversized bars) from Duke Cannon. Seriously, I’m a big fan of the brand — this is some of the best soap I’ve tried.
Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber — $495

The best new bomber jacket you need now? Quite possibly.

Is there ever a bad time to consider getting a classic bomber jacket? Especially the Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket? Given that you can layer it now over your favorite crewneck sweater, then keep it handy to wear with a classic white T-shirt come spring, there’s no time like the present to buy your new bomber jacket.

ANIAN Melton Wool Shirt — $189

A rugged flannel shirt fit for winter.

Along with winter grooming essentials and a new EDC kit, you should also consider adding a rugged winter shirt to your shopping list. Specifically, a tough wool overshirt from ANIAN — it looks to be one of the best new flannel shirts you can layer, and layer you should (with your favorite henley, of course).
Mott and Bow Hooper Crewneck Sweatshirt — $89

Classically rugged and stylish from Mott and Bow.

Yes indeed, the hits keep coming, as this isn’t the first time you’ve read about this stylish crewneck sweatshirt on the blog. Mott and Bow, purveyors of some of the best men’s denim around, are making a rugged crewneck sweatshirt to wear in all your casual style pursuits this winter. Preferably, pair it with some Mott and Bow denim, will ya?
Astorflex Contflex Boots — $165

Rugged winter boots to dress up or dress down.

There are regular boots, and then there are the best men’s boots — or rather, the best men’s dress boots, we should say. The Astorflex Contflex Boots fit the bill if you want rugged boots that work with everything from your favorite chinos to more casual blue denim, and they do so in style.
Timex Q Timex Watch — $180

A vintage-inspired timepiece that simply gets the job done — well-done, Timex.

One of the best things being done by Timex? The relaunch of cool archival watches like the Timex Q Watch, a seriously sharp and affordable men’s watch that looks great when worn with anything (including the aforementioned Astorflex Contflex Boots). It’s perhaps the best new watch to buy now.
Faherty Brand Sconset Crew — $148

The understated-yet-stylish sweater you need in your life.

Before we go any further, know that a classic cashmere sweater can be the secret style weapon you didn’t know you needed. Wearable over a crisp white Oxford shirt or a long-sleeve crew, the Faherty Brand Sconset Crew is understated, classic & stylish — the perfect winter sweater, in short.
HELM Boots Zind Brown Leather Boots — $350

Some of the toughest leather boots for winter, easily.

What’s one thing you need to complement, say, the perfect winter sweater? Why, rugged leather boots, of course. And where are going to get some of the best leather boots for your hard-earned cash? The answer, my friends, is HELM Boots. Simple as that! Plus, as I’ve said in the past, you can get $50 off your first pair of boots, plus free shipping. Cheers!
Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover — $148

The best new pullover to layer with winter could be this one.

Let’s keep talking about the best men’s sweaters here, shall we? In short, for both casual weekend style and as the perfect travel layer, the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover delivers the goods, and then some.
SYMBOL Audio AERO LP Storage Cabinet — $3,040

The ultimate in home audio equipment and storage.

Yes indeed, we’ve previously featured SYMBOL Audio on the blog … are the brand’s outstanding home audio wares expensive? Heck yes. Is this the coolest LP storage cabinet I’ve ever seen? Also, yes.
Western Rise Evolution Pants — $149

Durable, dependable, ready for travel and whatever’s next.

When a pair of pants gets voted the best men’s travel pants, you stop and pay attention. If you want the perfect pair of pants for a winter getaway, consider adding the Western Rise Evolution Pants, made with remarkable nylon Suplex fabric, to your wardrobe. Acceptable pairings include with the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover (wink, nudge).
Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

No finer henley than this classic men’s henley from Faherty Brand.

Yes, we’ve got more of the best new menswear from Faherty Brand. In this case, we’re talking about one of the most rugged men’s henleys your money can buy, and a perfect layer underneath the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover.
Duke Cannon “Moderate Self-Improvement” Box — $50 

All of the best grooming essentials you need for winter, and then some, all via Duke Cannon.

In the spirit of both self-improvement and hey, fun, Duke Cannon has put together its “Moderate Self-Improvement Box,” which actually happens to be a jam-packed box of men’s grooming essentials you can make use of any time of year — especially as we continue to kick off 2020.

Bridge and Burn Fraser Jacket — $288

As rugged and dependable as it gets from Bridge and Burn.

Layering up for winter with one of the best men’s parkas should be high on your to-do list — and this rugged waxed parka from Bridge and Burn might just take the cake as you search for one of the best men’s jackets. Bingo.

AER Travel Pack — $230

As dependable and rugged as it gets on the travel bags front.

When you want rugged, functional style and carrying capacity, one of the best travel bags is going to be a requirement, surely. In that case, you’re going to want to consider the easy-to-carry, durable AER Travel Pack — consider it the grab-and-go bag to pair with your rugged waxed parka from Bridge and Burn, ehh?

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $248

The Ojai Jacket is one of the best waxed jackets on the market, easily.

Make no mistake, the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is one of my favorite new jackets — and it’s going to serve as one of the best winter jackets for you, too. Made from a custom Halley Stevensons waxed fabric from Scotland, it’s one of the toughest winter jackets you  can layer up with.

Melin Destination Lambswool Beanie — $64.98

A classic lambswool beanie to keep you warm and dry this winter.

Maybe one of the best winter hats has eluded you to this point? That’s not the case anymore with this classic lambswool beanie from Melin and Huckberry.

Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet — $119

The tough, sleek travel wallet you need in your bag next time you hit the road.

Last but not least, let’s talk about one of the best leather wallets for a minute, alright? Specifically, one of the best passport wallets — Bellroy has made this one sleek, stylish & effortlessly cool.

 

Alright, folks — I know we covered a ton, and I mean A TON, of ground there. From one of the best passport wallets  back to a new set of EDC essentials, did you have any favorite gear picks? Lest we forget, we also discussed the effortlessly cool Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket and other crucial accessories, including one of the most rugged men’s henleys. It goes without saying it’s always tough to pick a favorite from a long list, but  heck, even the HELM Boots Zind Boots are a contender for me. There’s no right or wrong answer — only gear to add to your shopping cart. Thanks for reading & happy shopping!