The List: Add to Your Fall Wardrobe with the Best Men’s Style Picks Right Now

Faherty Brand Review

Just one of the many rugged layers we’ll be covering today.

Folks, if you’re just now joining us on your search for the best fall style essentials, well, you’re in luck. Today’s post is positively packed with ’em, most of the rugged fall layering variety, including the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt you see above.

After all, it’s high time you geared up for fall in the right way, and that includes everything from your new favorite boots to an epic shearling jacket from the good folks at MR. PORTER, plus your new favorite jeans. Many of these picks are of the “investment” variety in terms of quality (and price!), but they’ll pay off — trust me. It’s all yours for the taking below, so be sure to let me know on Twitter what picks you end up going with.

Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt — $178

Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt

Your new favorite shirt jacket for fall, easily.

This unstoppable shirt jacket is one of the coolest layers for fall I’ve seen in some time — cool in matters of style, but warm in terms of functionality. Wear it atop a rugged henley for a casual fall weekend.

MR. PORTER Shearling Houndstooth Bomber Jacket — $595

Mr P. Shearling-Trimmed Houndstooth Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket

Yes indeed and as promised, here’s your new favorite fall jacket from MR. PORTER. Make no mistake, this shearling bomber jacket is absolutely an investment, but it’s one that’s going to pay off in spades through chilly temperatures this fall.

Everlane Slim Fit Stretch Organic Jeans — $72

Everlane Organic Jeans

Slim blue jeans with comfort and stretch built right in.

For fall and well beyond, every guy needs a pair of slim blue denim with a classic look and feel. These Everlane Organic Jeans are just what the doctor ordered.

Flint and Tinder Black Denim Trucker Jacket — $198

Flint and Tinder Denim Jacket

One of the most stylish denim jackets you can layer up with this fall.

Want to go rugged and edgy with double denim alongside your Everlane Organic Jeans? Then you need this black denim jacket from Flint and Tinder, my friends.

Ollech & Wajs Pilot Watch — $1,245

An unbeatably cool, investment watch that looks great with anything.

Let’s go from your new favorite jeans to assuredly your new favorite watch. It’s an investment-level watch with the goods to back it up. The Ollech & Wajs Pilot Watch is modeled after a cockpit control panel, with all the bells and whistles you need to keep track of the time on your fall adventures.

FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Boots — $358

Some of the most rugged men’s boots for the fall season.

It’s really hard to go wrong with FRYE, makers of some of the best men’s boots on the planet. The FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Boots in particular are incredibly well-made.

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket — $350

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket

One of the most iconic jackets on the planet. Simply rugged, durable and ready for anything.

Alright, ladies and gentlemen. To really tie things together, I’d say you should wear this classic Filson jacket (seriously, the Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is the stuff of legend) iwth your FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Boots, your favorite henley and a pair of Everlane Organic Jeans. How’s that for fall style, ehh??

American Giant Roughneck Pants — $144

American Giant Roughneck Pants

Possibly your new favorite everyday pants. Well-done, American Giant.

Let’s keep it rolling when it comes to rugged American menswear, alright? These durable canvas work pants actually have more in common with your favorite chinos than regular work pants, making them durable enough to wear in the field and stylish enough to wear back in town. American Giant does it again, folks.

Buck Mason Heathered Twill Vintage Terry Crew — $75

Buck Mason - Saguaro Sunfade Heathered Twill Terry Vintage Crew

This classic, casual crewneck sweatshirt is destined to become a new weekend favorite.

We’re going to keep it rolling with another one of the best American menswear brands. This Buck Mason crewneck sweatshirt is expertly crafted and perfectly casual — it’s ideal to wear with, yes, your American Giant Roughneck Pants for a fall weekend getaway.

Todd Snyder Italian Mustard Plaid Flannel Buttondown Shirt — $178

A refined, yet versatile, flannel shirt to wear all season long.

Let’s amp things up just a bit with this perfectly crafted, stylish flannel shirt from NYC’s Todd Snyder. This is the kind of classic flannel shirt you can wear on cabin weekends or with crisply pressed slim chinos (because hey, you’re going to have to get dressed again someday).

MWC Classic Retro Military Watch — $79 via Cool Material 

MWC Classic Retro Military Watch - Cool Material

A durable, vintage-inspired watch to wear all fall.

Looking for one of the coolest affordable watches out there? Maybe a military watch that blends serious style with rugged functionality? The MWC Classic Retro Military Watch is the one to buy from Cool Material.

United By Blue Organic Canvas Work Pants — $98

Men's Organic Canvas Work Pant | United By Blue

Durable work pants that don’t look half-bad, either.

When you want rugged work pants for a cold fall morning, a day hike or a country or coastal vacation, you want these United By Blue work pants. They’re sustainable, stylish, rugged and pleasingly cool to wear with darn near anything in your fall wardrobe.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Indigo Boss Duck — $188
The Long Haul Jacket in Indigo Boss Duck | Taylor Stitch…

Quite possibly your new favorite jacket for fall, my friends.

See, I told you we’d be going heavy on the best jackets for fall today, did I not? If you can believe it, the incredible Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket just got even better, thanks to the use of Indigo Boss Duck fabric.

HELM Boots Hollis Boots in Teak — $350

HELM Boots Hollis Boots

Shop some of the coolest men’s boots for fall ASAP.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of the best men’s gear for fall without me recommending some of the best boots for men, right? As you well know if you read the blog, HELM Boots (out of Austin, Texas) produce some of the most rugged men’s boots around.

American Trench Merino Activity Socks with Silver — $19.50

silver socks – American Trench

Stylish, durable men’s socks that look great with all your fall style essentials.

Seeing as you’ve now got your eyes on some HELM Boots, you’re going to need some of the best boot socks for men, are you not? I might be biased, but I think American Trench makes some of the best men’s socks, period, including the Merino Activity Socks.

Barbour Weldon Wax Jacket — $400
Barbour Weldon Wax Jacket

Make sure you pick up your new favorite fall jacket ASAP, folks.

Head to Huckberry to get a classic Barbour jacket — in fact, this rugged waxed jacket is assuredly one of the best jackets for fall, no questions asked.
Veldskoen Heritage Suede Chukka Boots — $135.99
Veldskoen chukka boots

Sustainable, ethical chukka boots out of South Africa.

Let’s circle back to keep talking about some of the best men’s boots for fall, shall we? To be more specific, the Veldskoen Heritage Suede Chukka Boots are casual and cool, handcrafted from ethically sourced materials to wear all season long. In fact, I’d pair ’em up with your Everlane Organic Jeans for perfect weekend style.
William Murray Golf Keep ‘Em Coming Polo — $78
Keep 'Em Coming Polo

A fun polo to wear on the course or at home this fall.

Let’s end things on a fun note, shall we? William Murray Golf is, as you might have guessed the clothing line dreamed up by Sir Bill Murray himself — it’s fun, it’s festive and pieces like the Keep ‘Em Coming Polo are a pretty neat way to spruce up your armchair sports viewing and beer drinking this fall. And if you fancy getting out on the course safely? Go for it while wearing this stylish moisture-wicking polo.

Ready or not, it’s time to close out today’s edition of The List. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of some of these picks, many of which are quite simply among the best jackets for fall. It’s hard to pick a favorite, whether you fancy a fun golf polo from William Murray Golf or, say, the MR. PORTER Shearling Bomber Jacket covered at the top of the page.

You also shouldn’t sleep on the Veldskoen Heritage Suede Chukka Boots for casual heritage style this season, and I’m a huge proponent of outfitting yourself with the right accessories, including the best boot socks for men from American Trench. On the investment front, of course, I also love the rugged style of the FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Boots, not to mention the expert craftsmanship behind the Ollech & Wajs Pilot Watch. Whatever one of these picks might be your favorite, feel free to talk shop with me on Twitter. Thanks, as always, for reading!

The List: These are the Best Men’s Gear and Beer Picks for A Fall Weekend

It’s time to gear up and hit the road — or at least, just gear up — this fall with today’s edition of The List. It’s high time for a deep dive into fall style essentials aplenty, the type that you can pack up and also wear with ease for a camping trip, a bonfire or an off-trail excursion. You know what else you need on the trail? Some of the best beer for fall, so we’ll cover a few of those options, too.

Either way, you’re going to want to rock today’s gear picks — from a workwear jacket to a durable military-style overshirt and a watch inspired by “Jaws” — back home and on the trail this season. Start adding to your fall wish list ASAP, folks.

Howler Brothers HB Depot Jacket — $125

Howler Brothers Depot Jacket

A tough workwear jacket to team with your top style picks for fall.

The best fall outerwear for men doesn’t need to have a ton of bells and whistles. In fact, it just needs to be darn well-made and ready for anything, and this rugged canvas workwear jacket is the right one to buy now.

Bell’s Brewery Octoberfest — Price Varies via Drizly

Bell's Oktoberfest

An excellent beer for fall you should snap up right now.

It’s one of the great joys in life that you can now get your favorite beer delivered right to your doorstep via Drizly, especially if you can track down fall beers that might be slightly harder to find, like Bell’s Octoberfest (from my home state!). I mentioned above that we’d cover the best beers for fall, and there’s more where that came from in the rest of this post.

Buck Mason Alfa Military Shirt — $195

Buck Mason - Dark Olive Cotton Sateen Alfa Military Shirt

A rugged military overshirt to layer up for fall days aplenty.

Another rugged fall layer to start off today’s post — how about? This Buck Mason shirt jacket is more like a jacket than your standard Oxford shirt, made from Japanese cotton-sateen & designed to replicate a  US Army OG-107 Jacket. It’s the best jacket for a fall road trip, folks.

Astorflex Chelsea Boots — $165 via UNCRATE

Some of the coolest boots to get on your feet this fall.

Get your new favorite pair of fall boots to team up with your Buck Mason shirt jacket on the road or at home — and rest easy knowing you can wear ’em with nearly anything else in terms of jeans or chinos. Astorflex has done it again with the best men’s boots.

Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt — $325

Filson Jac-Shirt Review

A tough-as-nails shirt jacket from the masters of rugged gear at Filson.

Get the best fall jacket to pair with, well, a fall beer and rugged boots. The Filson Mackinaw Jac-Shirt could very well become your new go-to in terms of rugged fall outerwear, so ahead and add it to your shopping cart ASAP.

Faherty Brand Traveler Pants — $128

Faherty Brand Traveler Pants

Laidback-yet-pleasingly rugged pants for fall travel, my friends.

Speaking of road trip gear, these new, laidback and perfectly casual Faherty Brand pants ought to do the trick. They’re made from cotton and lyocell for extreme comfort.

Taylor Stitch Après Hoodie in Indigo Waffle — $128

Taylor Stitch hooded sweatshirt

Upgrade your wardrobe in a big way with these supremely stylish, causal hoodie.

Another day, another stylish Taylor Stitch sweater. In this case, we’re talking about the laidback yet pleasingly well-made Taylor Stitch Après Hoodie in a rich Indigo Waffle fabric. The indigo cotton is perfect for fall layering atop a Taylor Stitch T-shirt.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans

Your new favorite pair of casual men’s denim for fall road trips, weekends and days at home.

Looking for stylish denim to wear at home or on the road? Well, these stretch selvage jeans from Flint and Tinder ought to do the trick. They blend form and function easily for fall.

Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket in Black — $428

Todd Snyder Field Jacket

An incredibly cool, perfectly rugged men’s field jacket for fall.

Yes, more fall-ready outerwear — this time, the inimitable Todd Snyder offers up his take one of the best field jackets for men. This rugged fall jacket is made in New York, to boot.

Season Three Ansel Hiking Boots in Sand — $345

Season Three Hiking Boots

Reliably cool, refined hiking boots to wear all fall.

Never heard of Season Three? Now’s your chance to get acquainted. The NYC-based brand makes some of the best hiking boots around, yet they do so with refinement and sleek, city-ready style in mind — to go along with trail-ready construction.

Everlane Premium Weight Henley — $35

Everlane Premium Weight Henley

A casually cool, affordable henley to wear with your favorite boots.

That’s right — you’re getting one of the best henleys for men for under $40 here from Everlane, and in a versatile Heather Oatmeal color. Pick up more than one for that price.

FRYE Prison Boots — $378

Rugged, tough lace-up boots to wear all the time this season.

Go slightly more refined yet no less rugged with these FRYE leather boots, crafted using tough construction and the best materials around. Quite possibly your new favorite boots.

Timex Weekender Oversized Chronograph Watch — $80 via Cool Material

Timex Weekender Oversized Chrono - Cool Material

A durable, affordable men’s watch to buy now — and wear all the time.

Snag a nice deal on one of the best casual watches for men from Timex, as sold by the ever-stylish team at Cool Material. This is sure to become your new favorite daily watch, folks.

Duvel Belgian Ale — Price Varies via Drizly 

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale 4 pack - Argonaut Wine & Liquor

A boozy Golden ale that still plays nicely on crisp fall nights thanks to the high ABV and surprisingly light finish.

Now, the Duvel Belgian Ale might be hard to come by, and it might not be a full-on “fall beer,” per se, but that’s not going to stop me from recommending that you pick up this pleasantly boozy-yet-crisp, flavorful Belgian strong ale for a chilly fall night. It’s one of my go-to beers.

Western Rise AirLight Buttondown Shirt — $109

Western Rise AirLight Shirt

A durable, lightweight shirt with anti-microbial and moisture-wicking properties for fall layering.

OK, back to menswear that’s fit for the trail and the town alike. The Western Rise AirLight Shirt is breezy & lightweight enough to wear with a canvas workwear jacket for fall travel or a hike, yet it’ll do just fine to throw on as you sip on a nice Belgian strong ale this season.

Relwen Thermal Crew — $128

Relwen Thermal Crewneck

A durable crewneck sweatshirt that can also be worn as an easygoing-yet-functional base layer.

Speaking of menswear to rock on and off the trail, well, here’s one of the best thermal shirts for layering on day hikes or wearing all on its own around the bonfire.

Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic — $1,005

Richard Dreyfuss watch in Jaws

Inspired by the original watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss in “Jaws” — too cool.

Invest in one of the best men’s adventure watches right this very instant, and not a moment too soon for hitting the road this fall. The Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic is a sight to behold, playing off the original watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss in “Jaws” — bingo! 

Karbach Brewing Karbachtoberfest — Price Varies via Drizly 

Get your hands on this delicious Marzen ASAP.

Yes, here’s one more of the best beers for fall to try out this very instant. The brewery recommends you pair this rich Marzen with everything from pretzels to sausage, and having tried out the Karbachtoberfest myself, I couldn’t agree more. Cheers, folks.

Minnetonka Moosehide Classic Loafers — $89.95

Minnetoka Moosehide Loafers

Comfortable, fall-ready leather loafers from Minnetonka.

What teams better with one of the best beers for fall on a cold October night than some classic leather loafers from Minnetonka? Wear these with stretch selvage jeans and your Everlane henley for unbeatable casual fall style.

Ibex Hiker Warm Crew Socks — $20

Ibex Merino Wool Socks

Comfortable socks for hiking that you can even wear off the trail.

Last but not least, how about we close things out with some of the best men’s hiking socks, ehh? Heck, go right on ahead and wear these Ibex socks with FRYE leather boots, those same stretch selvage jeans, that ever-versatile Everlane henley and a rugged fall jacket any day of the week. Fall style solved, folks.

Who else is ready for a fall weekend? I hope you’ve found all the right gear you need, from the little details (like the best men’s hiking socks or classic leather loafers) right on through to the big-ticket items that can make or break a fall weekend or road trip (as in, one of the best men’s adventure watches or FRYE leather boots). And yet, you’re not going to want to skimp on the details, either. You assuredly need one of the best beers for fall in your fridge, plus comfortable essentials like some stretch selvage jeans and a Taylor Stitch sweater.

My personal favorite from the above list, though? It’s got to be the excellent, newly iconic Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket, primed for fall road trips and fall excursions aplenty. To share with me your own top picks from this roundup, head on over to Twitter. Cheers, my friends!

 

 

 

The List: Shop All of your New Favorite Men’s Style Essentials for Fall Right Now

Gear up for fall with an iconic leather jacket for a road trip.

Well, folks — look who’s back in business. It’s a new week, and it’s time for another edition of The List, covering the best men’s style essentials to help you power on through September and into October. It all starts today with outerwear, including one of the best trucker jackets to help you get road trip-ready (wear a mask!), and it carries right on through to other handy fall accessories, including stylish new headphones and plenty more. Where will fall take you? I hope it’ll take you (safely) to plenty of stylish places. Head over to Twitter to let me know your favorite gear picks today, and be sure to subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter, where I talk about style, music, coffee, craft beer and plenty more. Happy reading! 
Schott Vintage Buffalo Trucker Jacket — $845 

A classic, rugged waxed trucker jacket for plenty of fall days.

That’s right, folks. The time is upon us to pick up a heritage-quality leather jacket from Schott, and it helps that this vintage-style trucker jacket is tough as nails, sharp as can be & ready for anything. If it’s low on sizing, consider the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker instead.
Filson Field Flannel Shirt — $98 

An expertly crafted flannel shirt for fall days aplenty.

When you want to really gear up and hit the road, or simply just get out of your house, turn toward one of the best flannel shirts for fall, offered up by a brand that gets it right. This brushed cotton flannel shirt is ideal for layering atop your favorite T-shirt.
Tanner Goods Voyager Daypack — $250 
Voyager Daypack

A tough backpack you’ll want to bring on the road season after season … after season.

Let’s talk about road trip gear for a second, shall we? Get this rugged backpack for all your everyday carry essentials, and rest easy knowing it’s tough as can be.
Master & Dynamic MW50+ 2-in-1 Wireless Headphones — $249
For your next road trip or for casual days plugged in at home, pick up some Master & Dynamic headphones for crystal-clear audio quality and a standout listening experience. Plus, these stylish Bluetooth headphones feature both over and on-ear pads.
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Henley — $68
Buck Mason - Black Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Henley

For fall travel and days at home, this is the rugged henley you need.

Get one of the best layers for fall right here — this rugged henley from Buck Mason takes the cake when it comes to wearability and style, especially alongside a vintage-style trucker jacket.

FRYE Union Workboots — $298

Exceptionally durable, rugged boots fit for anything this fall.

FRYE boots are quickly becoming a favorite of the blog, prized for their durability, toughness and rugged style. For adventures on and off the trail (and to-go brewery visits aplenty), get these stylish leather boots from FRYE.
Todd Snyder Italian Indigo Western Shirt — $198 

A rugged Italian shirt, made as only Todd Snyder can make.

Made in Portugal from 100 percent cotton, this classic Western shirt is stylish, versatile and ready to wear on the road or at home. It’s Todd Snyder, after all.
Proof Schoeller Trek Hiker Pants — $188

Rugged hiking pants to buy right now.

Looking for the best men’s travel pants, or perhaps the best men’s hiking pants? Why not get both here from Huckberry? That’s because the Proof Schoeller Trek Hiker Pants are made with water, stain and mud-resistant fabric in a mobile, versatile fit. Perfect for fall travel.
Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan — $98
Everlane cardigan

A classic cardigan done up in a modern merino fabric.

It’s never too early to stock up one of the best men’s sweaters for fall, and it just so helps that this Everlane cardigan is made from comfortable, anti-microbial fabric for fall layering atop your Todd Snyder shirt.
Vague Grey Fade Submariner Watch — $475 via Uncrate (Exclusive)

A vintage-style dive watch you’ll have for years on end.

You’ve got your denim shirt, your leather trucker jacket and your travel pants — now, get the best men’s stainless steel watch for all your fall adventures (and then some). The Vague Grey Fade Submariner Watch, featuring a “faded bezel” effect, is utterly classic and incredibly versatile.
Bombas Garment Wash Crewneck T-shirt — $36

A comfortable, classic crewneck T-shirt.

Hey, we didn’t say we were out of the woods yet when it comes to T-shirt weather, right? For layering underneath your classic denim shirt or wearing all on its own, get one of the best men’s T-shirts from Bombas. It’s one of the softest, most comfortable tees I’ve tried, and for every tee sold, Bombas donates one to someone in need.
Relwen Windzip Jacket — $258
Relwen Windzip Jacket

A go-anywere fall layer that’ll look great, no matter the conditions.

If the weather cools off enough to the point where you’ll need an extra layer atop your Bombas T-shirt (and it very well might!), then you should get this Relwen jacket for comfortable fall weekend layering, my friends.
Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in British Khaki Boss Duck — $128

These are some of the toughest men’s work pants on the market.

The easiest way to bundle up on a fall weekend? Take your Relwen jacket, throw it on over your Bombas T-shirt … then add these rugged camp pants from Taylor Stitch.  Make your next yard project easy with, yes, the best men’s work pants around.
Lum-Tec Combat B46 Watch — $470
Lum-Tec Combat Watch

An exceptionally rugged, dependable men’s watch for fall and beyond.

We just talked above about the best men’s stainless steel watch, but what if you want something that’s more akin to a classic field watch? That’s where this rugged Lum-Tech watch enters the equation, and it’s one of the best sub-$500 watches around.
Quoddy Maine Woods Boots — $399
Quoddy Maine Woods Boots

Lace up these boots, get on the road and get out there this fall.

Listen, it wouldn’t be a roundup of the best men’s gear for fall without covering some of the best leather boots out there, would? The Quoddy Maine Woods Boots are more than ready for any fall adventure.
Faherty Brand Cutback Sweatpants — $128 

Comfortable, casual-yet-stylish sweatpants to wear any time this fall.

Last but not least, let’s keep things cozy, casual and cool for when you do get back from the open road. These cozy sweatpants from Faherty Brand will prove reliable weekend after weekend (or, they’ll also function nicely as sweatpants to wear to work from home).
Well, when it comes to the best men’s gear for fall, I really am all about it. Whether it’s stylish Faherty Brand sweatpants for casual days at home or, say, the Quoddy Maine Woods Boots for getting out and about, I think there are plenty of potential picks for you to enjoy today and on into fall. The best part is that you can use them all in harmony. Start with your  rugged backpack from Tanner Goods to pack up at least a few of these gear selections, then hit the road with your classic Western shirt from Todd Snyder. Take care not to forget your Everlane cardigan or your Vague Grey Fade Submariner Watch as you enjoy the rest of the season. You really can’t go wrong, can you? Thanks for reading, and cheers!

The List: These Are 25 of The Best New Men’s Gear Picks for Fall

Just one of many rugged gear picks you’re going to love wearing this fall.

My friends, we stand on the verge of another week as we move steadily into fall. As I always say, if you’ve felt behind in the game when it comes to the best fall style essentials, well, today’s edition of The List can certainly help bring you up to speed.

In fact, we’ll bring you up to speed in a BIG way, featuring 25 of the best new men’s gear picks, including a stylish leather watch, the best sweatpants for fall, and heck, a new pair of the best leather boots for men. It’s a barn burner, to say the least — and it all starts with a Flint and Tinder workshirt, as shown above. Here we go, folks.

More on that in just a moment, though. Whether it’s new men’s gear from Filson or a new leather jacket from Buck Mason, we’ll have you sorted out in style. Good luck out there this season, my friends. And for more men’s style essentials, be sure to head over to The Shop By The Style Guide page. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Workshirt — $128

Your new favorite rugged layer for fall, easily.

The best workshirt for fall could just be this one. Easy to layer atop a rugged henley or your favorite T-shirt on breezy fall days, then ready to be worn on into the afternoon, cold Oktoberfest beer in hand.

Huckberry Explorer’s Cap — $40

Huckberry Explorer's Cap

One of the coolest retro ballcaps out there.

What better way to get ready for fall than with one of the best ballcaps for men? The aptly named Huckberry Explorer’s Cap (in a new colorway) wears especially with pieces like, yes, the Flint and Tinder workshirt discussed earlier.

Shinola Runwell Leather Watch — $550 

Shinola Runwell Watch

The best way to welcome fall? With a cool, rugged leather watch, of course.

There’s a certain stylish leather watch you’re going to need on your wrist this fall, and it’s the handsome, versatile Shinola Runwell Leather Watch, folks.

Oliver Cabell SB-1 Brown Leather Boots — $248

Oliver Cabell Boots

Premium leather boots for fall that’ll only get better with age.

This won’t be the last time in today’s post that we talk about some of the best leather boots for men. Oliver Cabell uses uncompromising standards and quality to develop these stylish leather boots, which are suited to wear with dark denim or with, well, a fall suit.

American Trench Breton Stripe Socks — $42.50 (Four-Pack) 

American Trench Cotton Breton Stripe Socks

Stylish striped socks to wear with your favorite boots.

What are you wearing with your Oliver Cabell boots? Well, it should start with some stylish socks from American Trench, for one. These cool striped cotton socks are an easy fall pick-up, and the quality speaks for itself.

Western Rise AT Slim Pants — $128

Let’s pivot away from refined leather boots toward a pair of stylish performance pants that work with both captoe leather boots and slim dark jeans (for working from home) or tough hiking boots (for a day on the trail). These Western Rise pants are the way to go.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

Buck Mason - Charcoal Felted Chore Coat

The best chore coat you can buy for fall (possibly).

Hey hey, let’s keep the good vibes going with one of the coolest jackets for fall. This unique take on the chore coat turns it into a layer that’s more like a blazer than a traditional chore coat, meaning it’s a stylish jacket to wear on your next Zoom call, easily.

Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt in British Khaki Boss Duck — $168

One of the most rugged men’s shirts for the changing seasons.

Let’s keep it rolling with rugged layers for fall. The Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt is one of the best workshirts for fall, what with its tough blend of hemp, recycled polyester, spandex and organic cotton for extreme durability.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Light Grey — $240

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket on the blog, and it absolutely won’t be the last. One of the best trucker jackets out there, all owing to a combination of durability, toughness and long-lasting style.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

A rugged henley that’s easy to wear all fall, starting right now.

Get a great deal on one of the best men’s henleys, then use this Free Fly henley as a base layer under denim shirting or your Buck Mason chore coat.
Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Chestnut — $135

Italian Two Pocket Utility Long Sleeve Shirt in Chestnut

Todd Snyder, a personal favorite menswear designer of mine, seemingly can do no wrong when it comes to men’s style essentials for fall (or any season, for that matter). This rugged utility shirt is wearable on its own or layered atop a crisp white tee or that Free Fly henley.

Persol 3199S Sunglasses — $280 via GlassesUSA.com

Persol 3199S

Some of the most stylish, iconic sunglasses out there.

Early fall might not seem like the ideal time to recommend you pick up your new favorite sunglasses, but in fact … it is. You need to keep your eyes safe from the sun in all manner of seasons, so why not pick up some classic Persol sunglasses … right?

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants — $135

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants

Rugged, hard-wearing work pants that manage to look great, no matter what.

Let’s go back to the best rugged gear for fall adventures, shall we? That’s just what Filson does. The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants deliver durability, quality and the timeless style & performance to stand up to tough jobs or brewery visits in equal measure. Call ’em the best men’s pants for fall, easily.

Myles Apparel Everyday Crew Sweatshirt — $78

We’re keeping it rolling with warm fall layering here, via this Myles Apparel crewneck sweatshirt. The Everyday Crew is made with remarkable, water-repellent Storm Cotton and features a midweight jersey fabric, all the better for layering atop your favorite denim shirt (preferably alongside your Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants).

OBRA 240 Canvas Low-Top Sneakers — $130

OBRA sneakers

The coolest sneakers for men that you’ll wear all fall — correct? Correct.

A new addition to the stylish sneakers being sold by Huckberry, OBRA is making some of the best men’s sneakers — the kind that won’t look out of place with slim blue jeans and a shawl cardigan before fall weather really kicks in. Better yet, wear ’em with your new favorite sweatshirt.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Surprisingly stylish sweatpants from Ibex that’ll feel plenty comfortable all fall long.

Lest you scoff at the idea of fashionable joggers, just know that you’re going to need a pair of the most comfortable sweatpants for men to wear around the house (and possibly out and about with your new OBRA sneakers). These are the stylish sweatpants to buy now.

Sandqvist Roger Two-Way Totepack — $170

Sandqvist Totepack

Get off the beaten path — or go just about anywhere — with this rugged daypack.

For hauling your everyday carry essentials, get this rugged totepack and then hit the road for fall. Coming from Stockholm, Sandqvist made this tough backpack out of remarkable Cordura® EcoMade polyester.

High Camp Halflight Gunmetal Flask — $85

Halflight Flask Gunmetal

A durable, rugged, cool-as-heck flask for your next camping trip.

What are you bringing in your rugged totepack for your next fall adventure? That’s easy. This gunmetal flask from High Camp seems to be the right way to go. Get it via Cool Material ASAP.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $160

In need of a rugged leather tool bag for use at home, as opposed to, say, a trail backpack? Billykirk makes one of the coolest leather bags for your everyday carry, easily.

Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana — $50 (Two-Pack) 

As fitting as it gets when it comes to a stylish face covering — or a utilitarian bandana, for that measure — the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana has never been cooler, or more essential.

FRYE Tyler Lace-Up Boots — $328 

Beautiful, handcrafted leather boots made with a Goodyear welt and stylish, rugged suede? Those sound like the perfect leather boots for fall to me.

Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne — $52

Fulton & Roark Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne-Clearwater

Add this refined solid cologne to your fall grooming rotation.

In addition to the right leather boots or the best leather watch, fall is all about finding the best scent for every occasion. Fulton & Roark cologne covers your bases in that regard. Shop it over at Cool Material, folks.

Faherty Brand Stretch Five-Pocket Pants — $148

Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants

The best pants for men this fall in terms of comfort and style? Possibly.

Invest in some of the most comfortable pants for men out there, and reap the rewards. These stylish five-pocket pants fit like jeans but wear like sweatpants. Great work from Faherty Brand here.

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers — $54.95

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers

Comfortable, casual slippers to wear at home — or out on quick errands.

For when you just want to kick back and relax at home (possibly wearing your stylish five-pocket pants from Faherty Brand), reach for the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers.

Luminox Pacific Diver Watch — $640

A go-anywhere watch for every fall adventure, easily.

Let’s close things out the right way — with a rugged, adventure-ready watch from Luminox, there for all those times when you want to get out of the house and go off-trail. One of the best men’s adventure watches, no doubt.

Phew, alright! How about that, my friends? 25 of the best men’s style picks for fall, all wrapped up right here. From some of the most comfortable pants for men to the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers back up to handcrafted leather boots and of course, the ever-covetable Shinola Runwell and a gunmetal flask from High Camp, I think we covered PLENTY of ground today.

Heck, we’d be remiss not to mention true essentials like the the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana  or Ibex sweatpants, either. Have a favorite? Be sure to let me know over on Twitter.

 

 

The List: Add These Men’s Style Essentials for Summer to Your Wardrobe Now

Looking toward the rest of summer with these rugged utility pants.

Right, then. Can you believe it’s nearly the end of July? I certainly can’t — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending that you stock up on the best summer style essentials to carry us through the home stretch of the season. The best new men’s gear will run the gamut in today’s post, from tough utility pants (via Flint and Tinder) to the coolest summer shirt (from Buck Mason!) to a must-have everyday carry essential (from Billykirk, naturally). So, if you want to shake up your wardrobe for some social distancing and summer adventures, keep on reading. To get in touch on any of these picks, find me on Twitter.

Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants — $128

Tough, durable, work, hiking and adventure pants for summer.

We’ve talked plenty in past editions of The List about Flint and Tinder‘s rugged men’s gear, but what makes this entry different? Namely, these tough utility pants are a step up — think of them more like tailored cargo pants (yes, cargo pants!), made from a breathable cotton-spandex blend with military-inspired side pockets. They’re some of the most rugged pants for summer adventures & yard (and anything else!), and you’d do well to snag a pair right now.

Buck Mason Chambray Short-Sleeve Shirt — $95

An incredibly cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Summer calls for a stylish short-sleeve shirt, the kind that’s breezy, cool, casual & versatile. Well, Buck Mason yet again delivers one of the best short-sleeve shirts out there. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants, folks.

Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat in Olive — $398

One of the toughest, best men’s chore coats on the market — from Todd Snyder, of course.

There are going to be plenty of times ahead where you need a rugged chore coat — preferably one of the best chore coats for men, at that. Throw this on during a camping trip, at a bonfire or heading out to grab to-go beers — Todd Snyder has you covered, as always.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 24-Month Wash — $188

A classic denim jacket that you’ll wear the rest of summer.

Another stylish summer jacket comin’ at ya — once more, I’m recommending the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (see a past pick here). To me, this light wash denim jacket is a stone-cold summer classic & one of the best denim jackets around.

Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Prevention Face Mask (5-Pack) — $20

Very likely one of the best face masks out there for the price and quality.

Yes, another pick from Buck Mason — this one is all the more critical, though. This is a surprisingly stylish face mask, and it helps that one of your favorite menswear brands is making it. You can also get a 250-pack of face masks from the good folks at Buck Mason, if needed.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy, stylish polo for summer, made to be worn as often as possible.

The time is still upon us to wear one of the best men’s polos — ASAP. The good folks at Wellen make some of the most sustainable menswear on the planet, and the Wellen Hemp Polo (a favorite of the blog!) is  no exception. Wear this, perhaps the best polo for summer, with your favorite chinos and stylish leather loafers.

Freemans Sporting Club Denim Western Shirt — $250

The coolest denim shirt for guys right now? For yourself? Very likely.

You’ve read about Freemans Sporting Club this summer on the blog, so let’s dive into what makes this brand so great. Here, they’re offering up their take on the best denim shirt here, one that’s so iconic and classic, you’ll want to wear it every day. It’s an investment-level denim shirt, but one that’ll easily pay off.
Cantonment Kerchief + Woggle Set — $40

Use this kerchief as a face covering or a go-anywhere essential.

Isn’t it amazing what versatility a stylish kerchief can bring to your everyday carry? Perhaps you haven’t considered this workshop-friendly, adventure-minded accessory as being critical to your day, but I’d wager that’ll change once you check out what Cantonment is doing. Cantonment offers three styles of kerchief, made from soft cotton. The cloth pairs up with the proprietary Woggle-Toggle™ system to act as a handy additional touch — use the kerchief as a face covering by utilizing the Woggle, or keep an extra kerchief at your belt. Plus, they just look darn cool. too.

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Classic summer sneakers in a cool, retro-inspired silhouette.

Hey now, the time is still right to pick up some of the best men’s sneakers for summer — and the CLAE Malone Sneakers, with their court-inspired style, are simply perfect. Pair ’em up with your new favorite shorts.

Howler Brothers Cornerstone Corduroy Shorts — $69

Cool, retro-inspired summer shorts from Howler Brothers.

What are you going to wear with your CLAE Malone Sneakers? As just mentioned, you’re going to be wearing some of the best men’s shorts — you’ve got to love these retro corduroy shorts from Howler Brothers, right?

Billykirk No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel in Olive — $260

One of the toughest duffel bags on the market.

When you need one of the best duffel bags for a summer getaway, you need to turn to the good folks at New Jersey-based Billykirk. They’ve been making the best everyday carry gear for decades, and the handsome No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel is no exception.

HELM Boots Muller Brown Leather Boots — $385

Some of the most rugged men’s boots for a summer getaway (or any time of year). 

Quick, what’s another piece of rugged men’s gear you need for a weekend getaway? That’s easy — some of the best leather boots for men, from Austin-based HELM Boots. Wear these with your favorite denim.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,395

An unstoppable, investment-worthy watch from Huckberry.

Let’s pivot for a second to talk about Zodiac Watches, and why exactly you need to invest in the remarkable Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch. To put it simply: It’s a great-looking everyday watch, it can go absolutely anywhere (even the depths of the ocean), and it’s one of the best men’s watches out there, period. On the same page? Good.

GREATS Wooster Suede in Light Grey — $149

The best slip-on sneakers for men out there? You be the judge of that.

The famed GREATS Wooster, some of the best slip-on sneakers for men, has made a triumphant return to the brand (in fact, I published a GREATS Wooster review way back in the day!). These are stylish slip-on sneakers that won’t break the bank.

Material The Fundamentals Kitchen Set — $175

Some of the best tools for your kitchen to shop right now.

Let’s turn our attention toward the kitchen tools you’re using every day (and likely a lot more during quarantine!). Have you found one of the best kitchen tool sets yet? If not, get the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set, featuring all the best kitchen equipment to whip up tasty meals. Head to over to the Huckberry Pantry and Provisions page to stock up, too.

High Brew Coffee Black and Bold Cold Brew — $10

Bold, coffee-forward cold brew in a can? Sign me up.

Hey, shopping for all the best men’s gear is enough to make anyone search for some of the best cold brew, is it not? With the spirit of convenience and quality in mind, High Brew Coffee makes some of the best-tasting canned cold brew I’ve tried, with a range of flavors — including the excellent Black & Bold (dairy-free and just 10 calories!). Thanks to the brand for sending, as I’ve been testing out to fuel the blog (like right now!).
If you can believe it, that’s going to wrap up today’s guide to the best men’s gear. What are you adding to your wish list? Will you be focused on the home front and picking up the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set or focused on investing in the very best with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch? What about snapping up, say, a Freemans Sporting Club denim shirt or the the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket? There are plentiful choices for the stylish guy these days — my favorite out of all the above picks could be the Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat, though. To chime in, comment below or head over to Twitter. Thanks for reading!

 

The Friday Read: The Best Weekender Bags, The Best Father’s Day Gifts & Ways to Give Back

Rugged-yet-comfortable suede boots to power through the rest of summer.

Before we get further into it, thank you for stopping by the blog during such a difficult, challenging time for so many of us. I hope the blog can provide you some solace and enjoyment, however brief. Folks, let’s lace up our summer boots and head into the weekend. To be more specific: Might I recommend the pleasingly rugged pair of boots from HELM Boots as shown above? Yes, you can assuredly still rock suede lace-up boots this summer, so go for it. The HELM Boots Hollis Tan Boots, done up in rich suede, are about as cool as it gets for the season. What to wear them with? Well, that’s where our Friday Read is going to fill in the blanks for you today. For starters, maybe your dad would like some stylish summer boots for Father’s Day, ehh?

Moving on: We’ll cover a bit of everything on the blog, Father’s Day gifts included, along with the best gear to wear with your new favorite boots. We’ll also look at ways to give back across the country during these trying times. After all, we could all use a bit of a momentary break from the news, yes? I hope you’re able to find that break, wherever you might be. Hot weather is really roling into Brooklyn in earnest, so in addition to my usual weekend pursuits (the best coffee and vinyl I can get my hands on), I’ll also be scoping out a great summer beer to enjoy. Heck, you might want to check out my list of the best summer beers for GearMoose, on that note. I think delicious beer, great coffee, great music — and yes, great menswear — can provide just a bit of the respite we need these days, so I thank you for reading. Carry on below, my friends.

  • If you weren’t hip to it by now, Father’s Day 2020 is quickly approaching. To make matters easier on you, I rounded up the best Father’s Day gifts right here on the blog via this post (many of them are from the Huckberry Father’s Day Shop).
  • The ongoing protests in this country have pushed many Americans (myself included) to look for ways to give back right now. That being said, Esquire — ever-stylish and on the cutting edge — put together a great guide on how to give back. Read it, consider it & perhaps donate, if able.
  • Back to fashion, if only for a moment — the right summer #OOTD is a tricky proposition. But as we mentioned above, you can still wear your favorite boots this season, and my guide on how to wear chukka boots could be particularly helpful. Be sure to check out and let me know your thoughts.
  • The headline mentioned that we’d run through the best gear for summer, and with that being said, well, here we are — head to a recent edition of my ongoing series The List, celebrating the best men’s style essentials to buy right now, for a full look. You’ll find stylish selvedge denim from Taylor Stitch, a classic short-sleeve shirt from Huckberry and cool-as-heck summer sneakers from GREATS. Cheers, my friends.
  • One last piece of gear before we head into the weekend — OK, more than one. I rounded up the best weekender bags for GearMoose, in the spirit of (eventually) being able to travel again — particularly closer to home. Whenever you can eventually get upstate or to your lake or waterfront getaway, make sure you’ve got one of the best weekender bags for men — my list can assuredly help. And one last note: You might want to check out a rugged duffel bag from Billykirk via this blog post.

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Last but not least, I think it’s time to point you in the right direction when it comes to one of the best layers for summer — to be more specific, the Levi’s Light Wash Trucker Jacket (as seen here on the blog) is the kind of rugged denim jacket you need now. Wear it over your favorite T-shirt with slim chinos, or team it with a classic slub polo and grey chino shorts — you really can’t go wrong. With that, I’ll leave you to the rest of your summer weekend. Stay safe, stay strong — and thanks for reading!

-Beau


The List: Gear Up For Spring with the Best New Men’s Style Essentials

The best henley to wear all spring? You be the judge of that.

Folks, here we sit at the start of another spring day. As has been the case lately, these are strange and trying times we live in — and once again, a lot of us are changing our routines and spending more time at home to fight this pandemic. That being said, being at home tends to leave one with, well, a lot more opportunity to read, to reflect, to listen to music … and yes, to think about the spring style essentials you want to add to your list. That’s where today’s roundup of the best new men’s gear enters the fold, starting with your new favorite henley as pictured above from Buck Mason. Let me know your favorites on Twitter — let’s get right to it.

Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley — $52

The best henley for spring? It very well could be.

The perfect henley for breezy spring mornings and evenings? Why, it’s the exceptional, super-soft and well-ftting Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley. This rugged henley is available in a wide array of colors, but Steel Blue is especially well-suited to wear with your favorite slim chinos. Kind of like the below …

Grayers Stretch Slim-Fit Chino Pants — $98

The best men’s chinos for spring, very nearly.

Speaking of your favorite slim chinos, well, here we are. Grayers has a knack for making perfectly classic yet modern men’s style essentials, and these slim stretch chino pants are ideal for spring and summer (plus, that British Tan color is as good as it gets).

Armor-Lux Logo Crew — $105

A cool-as-can-be spring sweatshirt.

Mixing up your spring layering calls for thinking outside the box at times — that’s why this stylish logo crewneck is a welcome addition to your rotation of spring sweaters. Armor-Lux makes some of the coolest men’s sweaters to begin with (Breton stripes, anyone?), and this is just the latest and greatest.

SeaVees Legend Sneakers — $80

Newly iconic men’s sneakers to wear all day long.

Right off the bat, it’s crucial that a portion of proceeds from these classic men’s sneakers are going to the Channel Island Marine Wildlife Institute, near SeaVees‘ home in Santa Barbara. And beyond that? Well, the SeaVees Legend Sneakers are easily some of the best sneakers for spring, what with their low profile and classic design. Wear ’em with some of the best men’s jeans and a slub tee for easygoing spring style.

Billykirk Bray Brother Bundle — $513.99

The rugged essentials you need for the perfect everyday carry.

If you follow the blog, perhaps you’re familiar with the expert American-made leather goods purveyors at Billykirk — founded by Chris and Kirk Bray in 1999, the brand is now offering bundles of the best leather goods and accessories, curated by each brother. This bundle features a rugged canvas carryall, a handy cable pouch, and a sleek leather notebook holder — all fine additions to your everyday carry essentials.

HELM Boots Holt Boots in Dark Grey — $350

Rugged, durable, simply unstoppable Chelsea boots from HELM Boots.

To be sure, we’ve talked about the HELM Boots Hollis Boots previously on the blog, but they’re back for another appearance here — and in a standout color, to boot (pun intended). Rugged leather Chelsea boots just make sense for spring, what with their sleek design, dressed-up wearability and durable (yet fairly lightweight) construction. HELM Boots has  your back when it comes to the best men’s boots for spring.

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Navy Jacquard Dot — $108.50

Another classic men’s shirt from Taylor Stitch.

For the foreseeable future, the great folks at Taylor Stitch are giving you 25 percent off the entire site, and that includes the brand’s collection of stylish men’s shirts. My pick? The excellent Taylor Stitch California Shirt in a cool-as-can-be Navy Jacquard Dot pattern. It’s one of the coolest shirts to buy for spring.

Mott and Bow Slim Staple Jeans — $128

Slim stretch jeans to wear with your favorite henley.

Yes, you can still wear your favorite pair of dark denim as temperatures increase — especially if the slim blue jeans in question come from Mott and Bow & are made with plenty of stretch and ease of movement. They’re some of the best men’s jeans, and you won’t want to stop  wearing ’em.

Fisher + Baker Passage Jacket — $328

The rugged, functional spring jacket you need right now.

Not familiar with Fisher + Baker? The Minneapolis brand, built on the adage “Timeless, purposeful, functional,” has quietly been making some of the best men’s outerwear for a few years now, including the essential Fisher + Baker Passage Jacket. Wear it atop a rugged henley for expertly functional spring style.

Bear Hybrid Mattress — $1,352

Is a new mattress in your future? Make it this one.

Alright, here’s the deal. Maybe you’ve realized your mattress isn’t cutting it anymore. Maybe, unlike days past, you’ll actually be home during the day to receive a new mattress delivery. In that case, why not invest in one of the best mattresses? The Bear Hybrid Mattress, made with plenty of cushioning and five layers of support, is quite simply one of the best mattresses to buy now.

Flint and Tinder Desert Field Blazer — $198

A durable blazer made for work at home and in the field.

Looking for one of the best men’s blazers for spring? Look no further. Heck, looking for a blazer that’s more rugged than preppy, and made with workwear inspiration in mind? Get the Flint and Tinder Desert Field Blazer — it’s a uniquely rugged blazer crafted more like a chore coat than your typical blazer, which means you can absolutely wear it with, say, the Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley.

GREATS Royale Sneakers in Blanco — $179

Classic sneakers from Brooklyn’s own GREATS Brand.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of spring style essentials without calling out some of the best men’s sneakers, would it? The GREATS Royale is a near-perfect silhouette, wearable with pieces like a stylish logo crewneck and slim stretch chino pants.

Mollusk Surf Shop Scout Pants — $88

The perfect pants for casual spring style.

Finding the right pair of laidback pants for spring involves a few key considerations, and the Mollusk Surf Shop Scout Pants check all the right boxes in that regard. Comfortable? You bet, thanks to the drawstring waist and lightweight cotton canvas construction. Stylish? Yes, as ready to wear with your favorite Oxford shirt as with a casual pocket tee. Affordable? They’re from Huckberry, so they sure are.

MANTL Daily Routine Set — $65.98

A trio of must-have men’s grooming essentials.

Lest we forget, keeping your skin in shape for spring starts and ends with the best men’s grooming essentials. Including crucial moisturizer and a daily SPF, the MANTL Daily Routine Set (made with sulfate-free ingredients) freshens your face and protects your skin, critical to looking and feeling your best this season.

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt — $98

A classic indigo shirt that’s going to be a new spring favorite.

It wouldn’t be an edition of The List without Flint and Tinder, right? The Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt, made from breathable organic cotton spun with indigo yarn, is one of the best men’s shirts for spring, the type of rugged everyday shirt you’ll look forward to wearing with slim blue jeans or rugged chore pants in equal measure. Heck, this could be the perfect shirt to throw on as you enjoy some whiskey on your back porch. Did someone say whiskey?

Law’s Whiskey House San Luis Valley Bonded Rye Whiskey — Price Varies

A classic whiskey you’re going to enjoy on breezy spring nights.

Yes indeed, someone did say whiskey. Law’s Whiskey House, out of Denver, takes an exceptional approach to crafting some of the best whiskey this writer has tasted. The San Luis Valley Bonded Rye Whiskey (Colorado’s first whiskey made to federal bonding standards) is an exceptional one to enjoy right now, aged more than six years in charred oak barrels and made with 100 percent San Luis Valley Rye. Talk about attention to detail, am I right? Even better? You can get some Law’s Whiskey delivered to your door!

Faherty Brand Cloud Summer Blend Shirt — $148

A classic summer buttondown in a lightweight fabrication.

Let’s go back to stylish men’s shirting for one second, shall we? Faherty Brand has a knack for making expertly laidback men’s style essentials, includinng the easygoing Cloud Summer Blend Shirt. Team it with your favorite slim chinos, then call it a day — spring style is nearly that easy.

Billykirk No. 309 Leather Valet Tray — $40

A surefire way to store your everyday carry.

It’s fitting that we’re closing  out this post looking at the best way to store your everyday carry. And in this case, that means we’re talking about a rugged leather valet tray, made the right way by the good folks at Billykirk. Use this to store your favorite watch and other essentials at the end of a long day.

Alright, my friends. We’re through another edition of The List. Did you have a favorite pick from the offerings above? Maybe something on the smaller (but no less essential) end of things, like a a rugged leather valet tray from Billykirk? Perhaps our lead pick, the Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley tops your own list, as well? I’m partial to picks like HELM’s rugged leather Chelsea boots and the the Flint and Tinder Desert Field Blazer. Whatever ended up in your shopping cart, I hope it serves you well. Feel free to let me know what you scooped up over on Twitter! Thanks for reading — stay safe.

-Beau

The List: Make Your Holidays Brighter with the Best New Men’s Gear This Week

Exceptionally rugged boots to carry you through winter.

Folks, Merry Christmas! Here’s the thing about the holiday season before we get into the best men’s style essentials for winter (like those excellent Red Wing Heritage boots shown above) — it’s about enjoying time with your family. It’s about taking some time to log off, put the phone down and recognize the season. And in keeping with our weekly routine, it’s also about using some of those hard-earned discount codes, coupons or newly won holiday cash to buy some of your new favorite gear picks. Let’s bundle up and get to it — enjoy the day, and the season!

Red Wing Heritage Wacouta Boots — $270

Some of the toughest boots for winter weather, guaranteed.

For the holiday season and well beyond, there’s nothing quite like lacing up a pair of the best men’s boots for stomping through the snow en route to another holiday party. And for occasions mostly casual, these Red Wing Heritage boots get the job done.

Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Leather Bomber — $998

You’ll have this beautiful leather jacket for a long, long time.

Add another item to your wish list, and get ready to break out that credit card — this classic leather bomber jacket from Flint and Tinder is probably one of the best leather jackets your humble menswear author has seen. Exceptionally durable, stylish and heirloom-worthy.

Huckberry’s Huckberry Pullover — $88

A classic hooded sweatshirt made by your favorite retailer.

Yes, your good friends at Huckberry are now making one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts on the market, complete with a subtle-yet-stylish logo and made-in-America cotton construction. Cozy up to the fire this winter.

Beltology Thermal Wool Belt — $95

A surprisingly winter-minded belt made for wearing with tailored or casual looks.

Is there such a thing as a winter-ready belt? Perhaps even a belt made out of thermal wool? Yes indeed, it can be found if you know where to look — the Beltology Thermal Wool Belt is a surprisingly stylish belt for colder temperatures.

Peregrine Organic Bee Blazer — $250

The classic blazer you won’t be able to do without this season.

The best holiday style is often simple and straightforward, rather than too over-the-top — that’s the case with one of the best men’s blazers shown here, the Peregrine Organic Bee Blazer. Pair it with your favorite henley or a classic chambray shirt.

Sorel Cheyanne Boots — $155 

These rugged snow boots combine form and function reliably.

Yet again, you truly can’t top some of the best snow boots when you’re searching for all the dependable style you could possibly need this season. Right? Right. Sorel’s Cheyanne Boots are sleeker than “Bean Boots” and just as ready for winter.

Starward Nova Single-Malt Australian Whiskey –$55

Starward makes its whiskey a bit differently — as you’ll see. Image courtesy of Starward.

Looking for refinement and unique flavor this season? The kind of elevated drinking experience that you can only get with a truly innovative brand like Starward Australian whiskey? Well, here you go — the Starward Nova Australian Whiskey in particular is about as good as it gets, aged in red wine barrels for supremely delicious and again, refined flavor. It’s one of the best whiskeys I’ve tried lately, so make sure you snag yours in time for New Year’s Eve.

Schott NYC Waxy Vintage Buffalo Jacket — $845

A classic leather trucker jacket made with long-lasting style in mind.

We already talked earlier about one of the best leather jackets, so it’s only fitting that we’re going back to the well once more with this classic Schott NYC leather jacket. In fact, this vintage buffalo trucker jacket is a cut above any other you might have on your wish list — in terms of price and quality. How would you wear this exceedingly handsome, classic coat?

Bertucci A-2T Super Classic — $200

A tough casual watch that pulls no punches.

If you didn’t quite get the rugged casual watch you wanted this holiday season — and even if you did — perhaps you’ll want to give the Bertucci A-2T Super Classic a look. It’ll wear well with everything from your favorite jeans to a classic cardigan.

Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater in Natural Waffle — $228

This is the rugged sweater you’ll want to wear all winter long.

Let’s get back to men’s apparel here briefly with one of the best sweaters for winter, no questions asked. The Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater is rugged, exceedingly warm and plenty easy to layer on a cold winter night.

YETI Huckberry Rambler Bottle — $40

A handy everyday carry essential branded with your favorite online site. Right??

When is a water bottle more than just your average water bottle? When it’s the YETI Huckberry Rambler Bottle, made to tough standards and exacting quality by YETI and Huckberry. Nothing better than that, right?

Mayde Treachery Blanket — $87

A seriously well-designed blanket to upgrade your space.

Winter and beyond calls for some of the best home goods to keep your space well-stocked and warm — and for blankets that blend style and sustainabily, you’d do well to turn toward the Mayde Treachery Blanket, made in Turkey from 100 percent natural cotton. Upgrade your space, upgrade your life.

Capalbio Corduroy Shirt Jacket — $350

Here’s a holiday-ready update on the classic shirt jacket.

Layer up with a new take on a rugged shirt jacket — the use of corduroy and a rich, seasonal color makes this an innovative winter layering favorite. Wear it with slim tan chinos and those Red Wing Heritage boots to head to your New Year’s Eve party.

CHUP Sneatcha Socks — $35

Stylish patterned socks that really deliver the goods here.

You’re going to need cozy, stylish socks to close out 2019 and bring you into 2020 and beyond — the good news is, CHUP socks are some of the best men’s patterned socks for your sock drawer, period. Perfect for winter in terms of design and style points.

I always have a tough time picking out my favorites when it comes to these roundups of the best men’s gear, and perhaps you’re the same way. However, it’s tough to top essential winter style picks like Red Wing Heritage boots or something more casual, like one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts this season. For what it’s worth, I’m also a huge fan of the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater — how are you gearing up this season? Let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: The Best Chore Coats, The Top Shirt Jackets for Fall & A New Beer to Enjoy Now

The best way to gear up for fall on the outerwear front? Quite possibly.

We’ll kick off today’s Friday Read in suitably rugged fashion given that we’ve moved into October — namely, you could do worse to layer up for fall than by grabbing one of the best waxed trucker jackets on the market … yes, the utterly classic Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket. It’s as good as it gets for rugged weekend adventures (and weekday commutes, too). It’s been a longtime favorite of the blog, and I’ll be wearing it the next time I’m back in Brooklyn. Reason being, I’ll be on the road this weekend heading to North Carolina for the wedding of my great college friend and former journalism colleague Mr. Dillon Davis! The wedding takes place outside Asheville in the lovely mountains of Western North Carolina — of course, I’ll be dressed in style and am even planning to break out my Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket. To follow along with my fall wedding style moves, check out my Instagram. Have any suggestions for what to see or where to go in Asheville? Let me know, as I’m looking forward to using some free time to check out the Asheville craft beer scene with another great college friend, beer writer extraordinaire Mr. Pat Evans! It’ll be a great trip and a great time to celebrate Dillon’s wedding and see so many old friends. I can’t wait! Of course, in the meantime, we’ll still have tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week incoming — and there’s still plenty to enjoy from the below men’s style reads, too. Like what you see? Thanks for stopping through!

  • As I mentioned, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover when it comes to stylish fall layers — and it’s with that approach in mind that I covered the very best chore coats from some of my favorite brands within the rugged confines of GearMoose. ‘Tis the season, after all!
  • Let’s keep it rolling with more essential fall outerwear, shall we? In this case, I also wrote about some of the best, toughest shirt jackets on the market for The Manual — within that piece, you’ll find plenty of helpful, warm and durable options from brands like Taylor Stitch & Flint and Tinder. Read on and study up!
  • We’re about more than just menswear here on the blog — if you read the site regularly, you know this to be true. So, let’s turn our attention toward a seriously fun, limited-edition beer that’ll add some refreshment and enjoyment to your craft beer rotation. That is to say, when you want to switch it up from a typical IPA or pilsner, reach for the Pulped Fiction Berliner Weisse (particularly if you  live in a  warmer climate). It’s light, refreshing and juicy — and it’s my latest beer entry for GearMoose! Bottoms up.

Alright, so we’ve talked craft beer and tough shirt jackets and the best waxed jackets aplenty — with that being said, I’ll leave you with one last roundup of the best new men’s gear for fall. There’s no time to waste, folks. Have a great weekend!

The List: These are the Men’s Style Essentials You Need in Your Closet Now

You’ve still got time to rock this classic striped T-shirt, believe me.

First off, I hope everyone is enjoying a nice holiday — that unfortunately means we’ve closed the book on summer, but that also means we’re slowly but surely entering the best time of the year for menswear: Fall! And with it comes a need to stock up on early fall style essentials, naturally. Now, there’s no need to break out  your rugged parka quite yet. For now, you can still rock a classic striped T-shirt like the one above. And as for the rest of today’s edition of The List? You can find more great gear below.

Wellen Hemp Striped Tee — $42

A breezy timeless tee with some neat stripes thrown in for good measure.

We’ve told you about versatile transitional gear like the Wellen Wind Shell recently on the blog, so now, it’s time to meet your new favorite T-shirt. Visually interesting, sustainably made, and fit for pairing with a khaki cotton blazer or wearing all on its own this month.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Hoodie — $118

Casual weekend style at its finest via Taylor Stitch.

We’re going from your new favorite T-shirt to perhaps one of the best hooded sweatshirts on the market. The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Hoodie is the perfect casual weekend layer. Wear it with your new favorite pair of jeans for a morning coffee run. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Broome Denim — $128

Expertly broken-in denim for a new season.

Here’s the aforementioned slim faded denim you’re going to find yourself reaching for consistently, courtesy of Mott and Bow. This NYC-based brand is making some of the best men’s denim around, and at great prices.

Pro Keds Royal Lo Plus Suede — $72.98 (When On-Sale)

A classic pair of low-top sneakers for any day of the week this fall.

Stylish suede sneakers, especially this classic pair from Pro Keds, are the right way to nod toward the start of fall — subtly, that is. Plus, they pair up very nicely with the best men’s denim, do they not?

Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt — $128

A pleasingly rugged shirt to wear as it starts to get cooler.

Eventually, the temperature is going to start to plummet — and when it does, this classic knit shirt from Faherty Brand is going to prove a reliable layer to throw on, particularly atop your your new favorite T-shirt.

Lum-Tec M82 Automatic Watch — $875 

Your new favorite watch? Quite possibly.

We’ve talked consistently as of late on the blog about Lum-Tec watches, and specifically, their rugged dependability. Well, the Lum-Tec M82 Automatic Watch fits that mold quite nicely, and its tough design might just make it the perfect watch for fall.

Ska Brewing Moral Panic Brut IPA — Price Varies 

A new take on a quickly growing style of beer — refreshing and enjoyable all the way through.

If there’s one beer style that seems to be trending as of late, it might just be the Brut IPA — and the Ska Brewing Moral Panic Brut IPA is assuredly one of the best brut IPAs around, a pleasing, effervescent sipper for when it’s still a bit hot out, but you still want an IPA.

Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boots — $291.98

An iconic pair of boots to wear all season long.

I can guarantee you this won’t be the last time you read about Wolverine boots here on the blog this fall — the Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boots are a classic pair of men’s boots to get you into the spirit of the season, to be sure.

Flint and Tinder Washed Hat — $40 

An easy ballcap to throw on whenever you want.

We’re all about casual fall style today, and this Flint and Tinder Washed Hat is the stylish new ballcap to throw on … whenever you want on a fall weekend, truly.

SYMBOL Audio AERO 25″ Media Stand — $2,545

A seriously cool, covetable way to store your favorite records.

As fall weather approaches, so too does the desire to curl up, bundle up (with the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Hoodie, of course) and put on a favorite record. To store your records in a way that’s highly stylish, look to SYMBOL Audio (and get your credit card handy, to be sure).

Arvin Goods Crew Socks — $14 

These socks perfectly channel retro cool, correct? Correct.

Who doesn’t love a pair of stylish retro socks, right? The Arvin Goods Crew Socks channel throwback vibes and should pair up nicely with slim faded denim and of course, some Pro Keds sneakers to complete the look.

Gregory Covert Overnight Mission Bag — $240 

A durable, easily transportable overnight bag.

Last but not least … wondering about the best gear for a fall weekend trip? Well, wonder no more — the Gregory Covert Overnight Mission Bag is the best bag for when you want to travel light … as in, very light.

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OK, that’ll do it for today’s roundup of the best new men’s gear. Feeling ready for fall yet? Which of the above picks is a must-buy? I think you can’t go wrong with the Gregory Covert Overnight Mission Bag to really kick things up a notch for fall, and the same can certainly be said for a pair of Mott and Bow denim, right? Right. If you’ve got any favorites, let me know on Twitter. Cheers!