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!

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

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

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

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

The List: Get Ready for November with the Best New Men’s Gear to Buy Now

Get into the spirit of fall with the best Old Fashioned — and of course, the right gear to accompany it.

If you’ve checked the thermostat or any weather report as of late, perhaps you’ve realized that we’ve well and truly hit the sort of weather that requires you to bundle up and pour yourself a nice cocktail — all done in style, of course. That’s where the best Old Fashioned shown above comes into play (more on that in a second), and that’s where the below batch of fall style essentials found in this week’s edition of The List are going to prove mighty useful indeed. I think you just might end up being as fired up for fall as I am when you get a look at picks like one of the best men’s flannel shirts, and then realize that it only gets better from there. And yes, there will be whiskey involved. Cheers to the season!

Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt — $88

A newly classic, seriously sustainable flannel shirt.

The perfect complement to your favorite whiskey cocktail? Why, it’s got to be the Wellen Slub Flannel,surely one of the best men’s flannel shirts you can buy this season. It’s a stone-cold winner in terms of fit (tailored but easy to layer over your favorite henley), notably when paired with a lovely fall cocktail. This stylish flannel shirt is also done up in a cool and unique fall color (with additional color options available), and it’s also made sustainably using 100 percent organic cotton via the Huckberry team. That all sounds pretty great, yes? Yep!

Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots — $150

Classic leather chukka boots have never failed — have they?

What goes better with one of the best men’s flannel shirts than a durable and dependable pair of some of the best chukka boots? Not a whole lot — heck, maybe nothing. That’s where the Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots come in: Perfectly casual, highly versatile and seriously well-crafted.

Lonegrade HDR-140 Watch — $310.98

A sleek black leather dress watch to wear any time you need to suit up for fall.

So, we’ll go from a pair of casual leather chukka boots to a stylish black leather dress watch without missing a beat. If the above Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots are the casual boots you pack for a fall trip to wear with a NATO strap watch, then this handsome leather dress watch is the one you pair with slick black Chelsea boots for evening cocktails.

Mazama Whiskey Glasses — $62.98

Two stylish whiskey glassses to add to your home bar.

So, we said earlier that there’d be some talk of whiskey in today’s post — here we are. These Mazama Whiskey Glasses are a modern and highly stylish addition to your home bar, and they’re available for a solid price, too.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid Boots — $179.98

Lace up these dependable Danner boots and get out there.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about how essential and functional certain pairs of footwear — like the Danner Caprine Boots — can be, and it’s now time to talk about another equally essential pair of rugged Danner boots. Those would be the Danner Trail 2650 Mid, a lightweight and durable pair of hiking boots to carry you through fall.

Wallace & Barnes Waffle-Knit Henley Shirt  — $78

Your new favorite henley? Try it on for size and see for yourself.

Speaking of your favorite henley as mentioned earlier … for all your fall layering needs, it’s tough to go wrong with a rugged Wallace & Barnes henley. Part of the throwback-inspired line of modern workwear from J. Crew, this henley (especially in the fitting Rugged Brown color) wears well with your favorite blue jeans.

Dango Products Dango PO2 Pioneer Travel Wallet — $129.98

A minimalist wallet guaranteed to get you from point A to point B in style.

We’ll talk in just one second about some of the best chinos you need for fall travel, but let’s talk first about an essential travel wallet from Dango Products. This EDC essential has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. That’s it.

Olivers Apparel Charter Chinos — $148

Slim chinos made for travel and the office in equal measure.

Looking for a pair of outrageously comfortable, ridiculously durable, travel-ready chinos? The kind that can carry an essential travel wallet  without missing a beat? You’re going to want the Olivers Apparel Charter Chinos, launched recently from a brand that knows quite a bit about blending performance and style in effective packages. The difference here comes from high-quality Japanese stretch twill — and the Dark Olive color is ideal for fall and winter.

Fellow Barber Grooming Essentials — Starting at $25

Don’t stop at just one purchase from Fellow Barber.

Now, it’s rare that I recommend just one essential men’s grooming line to try in full, but Fellow Barber, with its full suite of quality products (from Everyday Tonic to Mineral Spray) is the brand to give your fall grooming essentials a shot in the arm (plus, the packaging looks cool).

Billy Reid Donegal Terry Henley — $98

A classic henley from a classic American brand.

We already talked about an essential Wallace & Barnes henley above, but who says a guy just has to have one classic henley? In fact, the Billy Reid Donegal Terry Henley is the rare rugged henley that can be dressed up (with a herringbone blazer, dark denim and your favorite leather boots), or down (on its own with that same pair of dark denim and high-tops).

Gola Classics Ascent High Millerain Trainers — $150

Durable sneakers made with classic British fabric and heritage styling inspiration.

The perfect sneakers to pair with the Olivers Apparel Charter Chinos might just be these ones — a retro-inspired pair of high-top sneakers made to channel a mix of sporty and alpine style (note the outdoor-influenced D-ring lace eyelets). The use of rich Millerain wool tweed fabric lends them some extra durability in the fall and winter, too. Also ideal to wear with your favorite blue jeans.

Reigning Champ Heavyweight Pullover Hoodie — $165

The classic hoodie that brings some serious style points to the table.

Can a classic hooded sweatshirt be stylish? If you read the blog, hopefully, you know that answer is decidedly “Yes.” This Reigning Champ hoodie exemplifies fashion and function, as do its counterparts (like the much-loved Flint and Tinder Pullover Hoodie).

Ebbets Field Flannels x Faribault Woolen Mills Vintage Ballcap — $48

A cozy vintage ballcap to wear all fall.

Don’t ditch your ballcap for winter just yet — made from cozy and incredibly long-lasting, high-quality wool from Faribault Woolen Mills, this vintage ballcap represents a very gratifying partnership between Ebbets Field and the legendary woolen mill. Expect more partnerships with American-made brands from Faribault in the future thanks to its “Co. Lab” program.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt — $125

A beautiful Western shirt, made to last and last.

OK, let’s go back to some of the best men’s shirts for fall, shall we? You might recognize this stellar Taylor Stitch Western Shirt from my Instagram — when worn year after year, it’ll age just as nicely as your favorite whiskey.

Yes Cocktail Company — Starting at $12

Mixers like a new take on maple syrup (with charred oak!) are sure to liven up your home bar.

If you want to liven up your cocktail bar with handcrafted mixers made for the modern cocktail aficionado — while also nodding toward the past — you want to look into Yes Cocktail Company. These are products made in small batches with great care (and also available to sample at its California tasting room). Mixers like the rich Charred Oak and Maple Syrup (*set the tone for fall drinks, including a new twist on your favorite Old Fashioned. I’ve had the pleasure of testing out the line recently, and it’s made sipping an evening cocktail all the more enjoyable!

Finisterre Nimbus Jacket — $189

A reliable fall jacket, no matter the weather.

When the adventure calls for going off-trail, perhaps up some mountain trails, there’s no finer or tougher jacket than the Finisterre Nimbus Jacket. It’ll come in handy with this next pick …

Elevation Beer Company Rad Red Throwback Red Ale — Price Varies 

A neat can design containing a throwback-style red ale? Perfection.

What better way to nod toward chilly weather (and heck, ski season for those of you in the mountains) than by knocking back a rich new beer, and one inspired by a classic Irish Style Red Ale at that, ehh? Elevation Beer Company — the official brewery of Colorado’s Monarch Mountain — has set its sights on doing just that this fall, launching a unique beer celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monarch Mountain. A special beer for a special occasion? I’d call that a winner.

Duke Cannon Emergency Heat + Light Candle — $25 

A terrific candle to liven up your living space.

To go along with a rich new beer or a classic hooded sweatshirt for a cozy night in, just add the Duke Cannon Emergency Heat + Light Candle — no better combo.

 

It seems that as I get to the end of every single one of these posts, I tend to say this (and I hope you agree) — this edition of The List had *wait for it* something for everyone, right?? Maybe you favor a neat pour in the Mazama Whiskey Glasses, or perhaps you can’t wait to wear the Taylor Stitch Western Shirt or try out the rugged Danner Trail 2650 Mid Boots. Perhaps the Rhodes Footwear Dylan Chukka Boots are more your style? Either way, give me a shout on Twitter and let’s talk shop!

The List: Keep Your Fall Rolling in Style with My Favorite Gear Picks This Week

This is the perfect denim jacket for fall — there, I went out and said it!

If ever you  thought spring and summer were really only the prime times to wear a rugged denim jacket, think again. Fall style is all about shaking up what you thought you knew, and that’s especially the case as we start to stare down winter — thus, enter the Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket and the rest of today’s picks in this new edition of The List. From cozy flannel shirts to essential craft beer gear, I think you’ll find a little bit of everything when it comes to the best fall gear picks to keep the season rolling (including — spoiler! — a look at a classic Barbour jacket). Like what you see? Head over to Twitter to let me know.

Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket — $238

A rugged, tough-as-nails trucker jacket made with upgraded denim.

If you follow this site frequently, you know we (and by we, I mean me!) love the American-made menswear being churned out by Flint and Tinder over at Huckberry. Add to that list today’s lead-off selection, the best denim trucker jacket you’re apt to find: The rugged and layering-friendly Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket. Cheers!

Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $225

Cozy, comfortable, inimitably stylish jeans from Billy Reid.

OK, so now that you’ve picked up your Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket, what the heck are you going to wear it with? That’s easy. These slim moleskin jeans from America’s own Billy Reid are just the ticket.

Danner Pub Garden Boots — $189.98

Lace up these tough boots to take on the day — any day of the week, that is.

Are you feeling fully into the spirit of this season yet? Rugged leather boots from Danner — in fact, some of the best new leather boots around — are going to be a necessary and highly effective addition to your collection right this instant.

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $188

Uncompromising quality sets this Taylor Stitch jacket apart.

We’ve talked plenty in the past on the site about the rugged durability and classic styling potential of the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket, and that’s never been more relevant than with this recently launched new colorway of this rugged fall jacket. It could just be the perfect jacket for fall travel.

Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Navy — $108

Slim deep navy jeans for colorful (or cloudy) fall days.

Although we already discussed a pair of slim moleskin jeans from Billy Reid above, we’re going to dive into a more classic pair of men’s denim, this time from Mott and Bow. The rich navy color makes these jeans unique, and possibly some of the best men’s denim for fall.

Oxford Pennant “Glory Days” Banner — $88

A retro banner to liven up your home or den from Oxford Pennant.

Now, is this vintage-inspired banner from Oxford Pennant something you can physically wear for fall? No — but that doesn’t mean it won’t add some seriously cool style to your den, living room or home office. Read more about Oxford Pennant here.

Barbour Men’s Icons Durham Waxed Jacket — $545

An unequivocally classic Barbour jacket in a waxed finish.

You should surely get used to seeing multiple features on the best men’s waxed jackets on the blog this season — and this handsome, classic Barbour Icon Durham Jacket is a prime example of why you need a waxed jacket in your closet right now.

Madewell Men’s Flannel Shirt in Windowpane Plaid — $95

An utterly classic flannel shirt fit for a fall weekend (say that five times fast).

See, we mentioned that we’d be talking about things like the best men’s flannel shirts for this season, did we not? When things get chilly, grab this rugged-yet-refined flannel from the recently revamped Madewell Men’s line, then wear it with … yes, you guessed it: The best denim trucker jacket  for fall.

VAER Watches Classic Watch — $149

A tough watch made to be worn on-trail or off this fall.

The best men’s casual watches have a little bit of something for everyone, and in the caes of the VAER Watches Classic Watch, that means a sharp dial design and an outdoor adventure-minded NATO strap.

American Trench Kennedy Luxury Athletic Socks — $19.50

Tough to go wrong with stylish, American-made socks.

Let’s talk details for a second — specifically, you  need a pair of the best socks on your feet this season, and these American Trench socks are a top-notch upgrade to wear with your new favorite leather boots.

Wallace & Barnes Stretch Canvas Shirt Jacket — $198

Just the right layer for fall from Wallace & Barnes.

We’re all about tough fall layers like the best shirt jacket for the season here on the blog today — and this handsome, pleasingly rugged & throwback-inspired canvas shirt jacket from Wallace & Barnes (via J. Crew) checks all the right boxes.

Bellroy Travel Wallet — $119.95 

A finely crafted leather wallet that’ll get better with age.

OK, so we’ve covered a lot of ground today, from the perfect jacket for fall travel to some of the best men’s denim for fall. But what’s something that’s timeless, and without a season? Why, the right leather wallet for everyday use — and on that front, Bellroy has you covered with the Bellroy Travel Wallet.

Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP Wallabee Boots — $160

Fall-ready footwear in the iconic Wallabee silhouette.

Now, these Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP boots have been a very hot-seller, considering it’s a limited-edition update of the classic Wallabee boot. But if you can snag a pair elsewhere, go for it — these co-branded Wallabee boots are perfectly casual, laidback & ready for fall (especially in a rich tan suede).

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Indigo Stripe — $125

Yet anothe classic Taylor Stitch shirt for your consideration.

Yes, more Taylor Stitch menswear — and specifically, a stylish Taylor Stitch shirt sold via the brand’s high-quality, always-in-stock Essentials line. When you want to go classic-yet-casual, wear this rugged indigo shirt with slim chinos and some of the best new leather boots to the office.

Walls Outdoor Goods Canyon Vintage Lite Stretch Jac-Shirt — $79.99

A tough shirt jacket that just won’t quit when the going gets tough.

No sir, we’re not done talking about the best shirt jackets for men just quite yet. In fact, this sub-$80 shirt jacket from Walls Outdoor Goods is incredibly high-quality for the price, and made to  be layered with rugged style essentials easily. Plus, it’s lined with cotton flannel Buffalo check lining for fall-friendly style (look for more on my Instagram soon).

Fjallraven Greenland Duffel — $150

A tough, durable duffel bag for all your fall adventures.

The best men’s duffel bags offer up uncompromising quality and go-anywhere durability — that’s what makes the Fjallraven Greenland Duffel such a welcome way to close out today’s edition of The List. Load it up with your favorite fall style essentials, then hit the road. Plus, you get waterproofing wax with this classic Fjallraven duffel, too.

 

Does anybody else have a shopping cart packed full of gear right now? For me, there are several standouts on this list of the best men’s fall gear, from slim moleskin jeans by Billy Reid to functional items like the Fjallraven Greenland Duffel right on through to a vintage-inspired banner from Oxford Pennant and of course, the best denim trucker jacket around. What’s your favorite of the above? Again, head over to Twitter to let me know. OK, folks — happy fall!