The Friday Read: Fall Style Essentials from Huckberry, The Best Men’s Sweatpants and Kurt Vile


You see that handsome jacket — or rather, those jackets — at the top of the page? That would be the incredible, truly stunning Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket — the new iteration on the right, the classic style on the left — part of the brand’s excellent Moto Collection. This release is a consistent favorite from perhaps my favorite menswear brand, and I’d urge you to shop it right now from my good pals at Taylor Stitch. Seriously, right now. At any rate, that’s as great of a way to kick of the weekend as any, wouldn’t you agree? I’m personally excited to catch my breath a bit — between three days of events this week at my day job (handling menswear PR for Timberland!), plus a busy, music-filled weekend at Austin City Limits Festival, I could use a break! On that note, I can’t recommend Austin enough — the coffee was strong and delicious (hit up The Spokesman if you can!), the beer was terrific and stunning sets by legends like Sir Paul McCartney (and my heroes The National!) at ACL made it all worth it. Other weekend highlights? A powerful, dance-filled set from CHVRCHES to close out Saturday, a fun afternoon of rock with The Wombats and a ripping Sunday night set from English rockers Arctic Monkeys. We also both loved a powerful Friday afternoon set by Canadian rockers Arkells. Oh, and brunch with my amazing fiancee Laura at Austin’s Josephine House helped us power through the day, too. Of course, Austin is excellent in matters of menswear as well — STAG Provisions continues to lead the way there. Some other Austin highlights? The cozy, simply terrific Figure8 Coffee Purveyors — a neatly appointed shop in a quiet neighborhood serving delicious (and strong!) craft coffee.


What do you love in Austin? What should we have on our radar for the next trip? Feel free to check in with me on Twitter! And in the meantime, let’s start the weekend right with today’s Friday Read.

  • I truly can’t get enough of the stylish menswear being produced and sold over at Huckberry — don’t you agree? With that in mind, I rounded up my favorite fall style essentials from Huckberry for GearMoose. What’s on your list this season?
  • OK, so it’s nearly the weekend. In the way of staying cozy and comfortable for fall, you’d well to check out my picks for the best men’s sweatpants over at The Manual.
  • I’m resharing this post once again, because as we get into colder weather, the timing just seems right. The Proof Strong Shirt is assuredly one of the best men’s chambray shirts out there, blending functionality and rugged style with versatility. Wear it as much as you can this fall and winter.
  • Alright, so y’all know I love me some great guitar rock. Kurt Vile fits that mold quite nicely, which is why I appreciate this excellent Steve Hyden profile of Kurt Vile’s latest album, “Bottle It In” — read on and rock out.

That’s closing out today’s post — thanks for reading!

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The List: Here Are the Top Men’s Style Essentials to Shop This Week

Just one of the remarkable menswear essentials we’re recommending you buy this week (or month!).

If the weather is anything like it is in my neck of the woods, perhaps you’ve really started to get that fall feeling — a crisp breeze, changing leaves and perhaps … the desire to stow away your early fall gear in favor of men’s style essentials that are a little heftier and more rugged? Take the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater, today’s featured pick and the lead entry in this edition of The List. There’s plenty more where that came from — read on below.

Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater in Natural Melange — $188

A handsome sweater from an authentic brand.

Your friends — heck, our friends — at Taylor Stitch have their hearts and minds set on making some of the best darn cold-weather gear out there. Exhibit A: The rugged, well-crafted Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater.

Triumph & Disaster On The Road Kit — $35.98

Handy essentials for a fall weekend away.

After all the rugged outdoor adventures you’ll have wearing the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater, your face is going to need some R-and-R. The Triumph & Disaster On The Road Kit should be a fall travel essential.

Billy Reid Garment-Dyed Slim Jeans — $225

These jeans are,. quite simply, beautiful.

Japanese selvage denim, garment-dyed & then crafted into slim blue jeans by a lauded American designer? These are only going to get better with age this fall.

Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket — $195

Technical detailing and vintage looks come together in one cool package.

Available in two cool colors, the Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket blends technical functionality with the kind of vintage style you might have seen on the trail decades ago. In short: It’s now the perfect fall jacket to wear with slim, faded jeans, suede chukka boots and a rugged henley.

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

Plenty of stylish socks to go around here, that much is true.

A heck of a lot of style swagger is what you’re getting in this excellent Bespoke Post Box, featuring up to six pairs of stylish men’s socks. Good stuff, especially for fall.

Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B-52 Watch — $499

A pleasingly rugged watch for fall and winter .. and every season beyond that.

You need a watch for fall that works as hard as you do — the beastly, yet subtly stylish, Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B-52 is one such watch, assuredly.

Kamik Yukon C Boots — $110

Like the original “Duck Boots” … but somehow cooler?

Hey, winter’s going to get here eventually. You might as well buy these rugged outdoor boots now — your feet will thank you later.

Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown — $108

An essenttial casual shirt inspired by vintage plaids.

It’s easy to forget just how essential a simple-yet-crisp navy plaid buttondown shirt can be. The Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown features Japanese cotton, a clean fit and a great price.

Iron & Resin Union Work Pants — $155

Hard to go wrong with tough work pants for rugged fall style.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going … and surely, they step into the Iron & Resin Union Work Pants, right?

SeaVees Mariners Boot in Pig Suede Desert — $158

These are nearly a fall must-have. Beautifully done.

SeaVees has done it again, this time updating the excellent Mariners Boot in beautiful, rich suede for fall. Wear them with the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans (nudge, nudge).

 

Now, that’s going to close out today’s edition of The List — although I certainly hope you’ll keep coming back to it. What’s your favorite of the above men’s style essentials (besides the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater, of course)? I seriously enjoy the excellent Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket. Feel free to let me know your thoughts on The Style Guide Facebook page — cheers!

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Sneakers This Fall (And Beyond)

So, how do you build your outfits? Do you start from the ground up or the top down? If you’re the kind of guy who likes to work with men’s style essentials to build an outfit around, say, stylish retro sneakers, then today’s #OOTD is just the one you need. We’ve talked about how to wear high-top sneakers, and we’ve talked about how to dress for a casual fall weekend, and this ensemble merges those two themes quite nicely.  It all starts with the Reproduction of Found German Army Trainers, as authentic and cool a pair of sneakers as you’re apt to find out there.  They lend a distinguished, eye-catching vibe to this outfit, which features all the building blocks you need for weekend brunch, a day of shopping or a stroll through your favorite park — potentially blended into one heck of a day, right? We’re also going with the perfect pair of jeans, plus a rugged shirt jacket, to complement these distinctive sneakers. This outfit is full of seriously cool positives, one of ’em being that you can wear this look … just about anywhere this fall. It’s cool, it’s rugged, it’s laidback, and it gives you plenty of comfort and style, all at once. Again, even if you’re not a sneakerhead, it still pays off to have a stylish pair of sneakers in your fall and winter wardrobe, and the Reproduction of Found German Army Trainers fit the bill. So, what do ya say? I say we dive into this #OOTD, packed with fall style essentials. Thanks for reading!

Start with classic, cool sneakers, then go from there.

  • The Classic Sneakers: Reproduction of Found German Military Trainers, $230 — Based on an authentic silhoeutte, these cool, stylish retro sneakers are a change-up from more traditional fall footwear — and that’s a good thing.
  • The Shirt Jacket: Life/After/Denim Mount Royal Shirt Jacket in Black, $188 — Think of this rugged shirt jacket as the versatile outer layer you didn’t know you needed. Feel free to layer it up over a classic chambray shirt if you wish.
  • The Stylish Tee: Jungmaven Hemp Pocket Tee, $39.98 — This casual T-shirt is easy to layer and well-made, plus it’s got a rich, fall-friendly color.  A slight upgrade from your regular T-shirts, to  say the least.
  • The Denim: Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans, $128 — Hard to argue with a pair of perfectly faded, made-in-America jeans that vibe nicely with this casual ensemble, right?
  • The Belt: Levi’s Contrast Stitch Belt, $38 — You already know that Levi’s makes a great pair of jeans — but how about a stylish leather belt?
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Ballistic Nylon Dryden Briefcase, $175 — Packing up to head to a coffee shop and get some work done? Cruising into the office? Grab the Filson Dryden Briefcase.
  • The Socks: Anonymousism Wigwam Jacquard Crew Socks in Brown, $20.50 — Never underestimate the power of having a stylish pair of socks to finish off your wardrobe. Just enough cool pattern and color here.
  • The Beanie Cap: Levi’s Turn Up Beanie, $29.50 — If the temperature dips — which it’s bound to do — throw on this stylis beanie cap from the makers of your favorite pair of classic denim.
  • The Watch: Hemel HFT20 Watch, $450 — Bold, rugged and durable, the Hemel HFT20 Watch is made for weekend adventures aplenty.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Ballistic Nylon Dryden Briefcase, $175 — Packing up to head to a coffee shop and get some work done? Cruising into the office? Grab the Filson Dryden Briefcase.

OK, so all the building blocks for prime casual fall style are in place, right? From a rugged shirt jacket to the laidback, easygoing and comfortable Jungmaven pocket tee, these pieces are simply going to look great, whether worn to your favorite sports bar or to a relaxed weekend coffee date … or somewhere in between. And where does it all start? With the excellent Reproduction of Found German Army Trainers, of course. These sneakers exude retro cool and slightly rugged fall style thanks to the contrasting sole, and they’ll sit quite nicely underneath the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans. Don’t be afraid to shelve your slim dark denim in favor of something more broken-in, particularly when it comes to wearing sneakers like the terrific Reproduction of Found German Army Trainers. On the accessories front, I’m always an advocate for putting on a stylish leather belt and a rugged leather watch — two small, oft-overlooked accessories that really do make a big difference when it comes to separating yourself from the pack. Should it get chilly, you’re also nicely covered with the Levi’s Turn Up Beanie, which plays nicely in terms of color with the handsome, subtly stylish Anonymousism socks. When it comes to your everyday carry, the Filson Dryden Briefcase is going to put in a ton of work, to say the least. To me, this all the gear you need for a great day around town — where would you wear it? Let me know on Twitter!

See Now, Buy Now: The Vetra Chore Coat is A Perfectly Rugged Fall Layer

Vetra Chore Coat
Just the right combination of looks, rugged functionality and seasonal style.

One look at the Vetra Chore Coat tells you all you need to know, in my mind. That is to say, it’s a rugged, tough jacket that’s made for fall and winter layering. And it’s certainly among a host of fall style essentials you need in your wardrobe (and on your person) this season. Is it the perfect fall jacket? Well, that’s high praise … but when it comes to casual, versatile, then … yep, the Vetra Chore Coat just might fit the bill. Available as ever via our pals at Huckberry, it’s the sort of rugged fall jacket that embodies what the site stands for, in every possible way. Again, that’s high praise, but the Vetra Chore Coat blends functionality with an easy-to-layer silhouette and timeless style. Crafted from a heavy-duty, plain-weave cotton canvas in a highly versatile shade of Navy (although the same design is available in two different fabrics and colors), the made-in-France Vetra Chore Coat is the type of grab-and-go jacket that should assuredly be the centerpiece of your next fall weekend #OOTD.

SHOP: The Vetra Chore Coat via Huckberry

Yes indeed, the Vetra Chore Coat is one-of-a-kind, done up in the type of classic workwear style that would sit very well with a rugged long-sleeve henley and tough chore pants. Two oversized front pockets and one chest pocket provide room for your everyday carry essentials, while the five front buttons certainly aren’t in any danger of falling off — this jacket is tough and sturdy as heck. That means it’ll layer up quite nicely with a classic crewneck sweater and tan chinos for a bit of high-low, essential weekend style. It’s also a neat way to switch things up from your typical blazer — yes, that’s right … I’m recommending you wear the Vetra Chore Coat over a slim Oxford shirt and a knit tie at the office. Is that entirely unique combo? Yessir. Is it going to look great? Absolutely. Try it out and see for yourself.

SHOP: The Vetra Chore Coat via Huckberry

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew Is Your New Favorite Sweatshirt

The underrated layering essential you need in your fall wardrobe.

On casual fall weekends (like this coming one!), you’re going to need a stylish crewneck sweatshirt — enter the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew, my friends. A casual-yet-durable crewneck sweatshirt is going to put in a lot of work when it comes to versatile fall and winter layering, and make no mistake, the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew — part of the brand’s 10-Year Collection — has all the right specs. Flint and Tinder, an offshoot of our friends at Huckberry, knows how to get the job done in terms of made-in-America quality and style, that much is true. And the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew lives up to that billing, to say the least. It’s made from cozy and hard-wearing 23oz. fleece, perfect for throwing on atop a classic white tee to grab a weekend coffee — preferably paired up with some Flint and Tinder jeans, yes?

The classic navy color is timeless and to be applauded — it’s the kind of staple piece that pairs easily with everything from slim tan chinos and white high-top sneakers to a blue Oxford and grey selvedge denim. Can you tell I’m a fan of the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew? It’s also cut, sewn and finished in Los Angeles, a characteristic you don’t find too often these days. In short, the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew is how to wear it. Try it with a white Oxford and slim khaki trousers, plus some classic suede chukka boots, at the office on a laidback fall day. Then, keep it handy to throw on with the aforementioned  Flint and Tinder jeans for a weekend coffee run. Are we on the same page? Yes? Done and done.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Shirt for Fall and Winter

Alright, I’ll come right out and say it — you need a stylish denim shirt in your fall and winter wardrobe, and you need one now. The denim shirt seen here is the type of smart, casual, versatile shirting option that every guy (including you!) can use, in any season — but especially when it gets cold. And what’s more, the rugged denim shirt featured in this #OOTD from Billy Reid is the sort of shirt that can be worn plenty of ways this fall and winter (not to mention spring and summer). Mind you, it’s not just any casual shirt we’re talking today — it’s none other than the Billy Reid Denim Shirt, a seriously cool, made-in-America style staple. With unique texture and a bright blue color, this particular denim shirt is one that teams readily with the picks you see below (including a rugged henley) just as easily as it teams with more dressed-up style staples, like a charcoal herringbone blazer. The denim shirt is, simply put, the right way to add edge to casual outfits, and the right way to inject a bit of cool into tailored looks.  As I’ve mentioned, the Billy Reid Denim Shirt just goes with … anything, including the adventure-ready, casual weekend (or weekday!) look seen below. Versatile pants? You bet. A classic fall jacket? Yes. And stylish weatherproof boots? This #OOTD really does have it all. How would you wear it? Let me know on Twitter

Your new favorite denim shirt, no questions asked. Right?

  • The Denim Shirt: Billy Reid Denim Shirt, $195  — Billy Reid continues to deliver with this richly crafted, made-in-the-States denim shirt. A fall and winter style staple.
  • The Essential Fall Jacket: Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket, $195 — With technical roots and style that fits in the country or the city, Howler Brothers has made a new classic jacket for fall.
  • The Henley: Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Long-Sleeve Henley Tube Tee, $70 — We continue to recommend this rugged henley for its blend of comfort and style, plus that layering potential with a classic denim shirt.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98 — Made with proprietary, ultra-breathable and durable fabric, the tailored Proof Rover Pants are fit for the work week or the weekend.
  • The Boots: Taylor Stitch Trench Boots in Golden Weatherproof Suede, $348 — Refined, Goodyear welted Taylor Stitch boots that happen to be weather-ready? Absolutely.
  • The Socks: CHUP Niyol Socks, $19.98 — An engaging pair of stylish socks that aren’t over the top — that’s what you need on your feet this fall.
  • The Belt: Levi’s Cartago Multi-Hole Belt, $35 — A go-anywhere outfit like this calls for a stylish leather belt that can also, well, go anywhere.
  • The Watch: DuFrane Watches Barton Springs Diver, $590.98 — Made to take on everything from weekend hikes to a casual lunch, this functional-yet-stylish dive watch from DuFrane Watches should get plenty of fall wear. Don’t worry about matching your belt and your watch here — we’re taking casual to the max.

OK, that’s going to wrap up this #OOTD. What’s your take on it? Are you in favor of pairing a stylish denim shirt with more functionally minded pieces, like that jacket from Howler Brothers? To me, I think it just works. And from a weekend hike to a particularly laidback Friday in the office, a pair of the Proof Rover Pants are also going to get the job done — the same can be said of the incredible Taylor Stitch boots as seen above. Seriously, the beauty of building your outfit around one piece (in this case, the Billy Reid Denim Shirt) comes from the variety of options you get from just that one shirt alone. Handy, durable accessories are also going to prove useful no matter where you go, so I’d snap up the Levi’s Cartago Multi-Hole Belt and the exceptionally well-crafted, versatile Barton Springs Diver from DuFrane Watches while you still can. So, where can this ensemble take you? Just about anywhere from a football tailgate to a day hike to an afternoon of beers at your favorite brewery — and perhaps all three at once. How’s that for versatility.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Denim Shirt now. 

The List: Keep Your Fall Going with The Best Gear Picks for Men to Buy Now

A rugged, truly excellent fall jacket.
Alright  my friends, how have you been powering through fall? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed yourself an Oktoberfest brew or two, or attended a fine music festival like the Audiotree Music Festival — or, potentially like me, you’ve had the chance to shop for some men’s style essentials. OK, more than some … a lot of fall style essentials, let’s say. Well, we’re back at it with the best of the best when it comes to rugged, exceptionally well-made gear for the season. Case in point: The Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket, today’s top pick. Enjoy, folks.
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $220
Step out with the best of the best when it comes to stylish outerwear.
Outrageously well-made, durable and tough — the latest iteration of the exceptional Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker even features a neat flannel blanke stripe lining.
Billy Reid Dover Sweatshirt — $195
A luxurious casual sweatshirt — yes, there’s such a thing.
What are you layering under the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker? Oh, that’s an easy one. The refined-yet-laidback Dover Sweatshirt from Billy Reid works any way you style it.
Reproduction of Found German Military Trainer — $230
Old-school trainers that result in new-school style.
Seriously cool sneakers with real-world history and roots — it’s helpful that they’re easily wearable with everything from dark jeans and a blue Oxford to a slim henley and chore pants.
Bespoke Post Good as Gold EDC Kit — $89
The small, underrated and yet stylish essentials you need in your arsenal.
All the durable gear you need for outdoor adventures this fall — and nothing you don’t. Talk about an everyday carry essential, right?
 
Bridge & Burn Russell Shirt Jacket — $198
Just the sort of rugged overshirt you’d expect Bridge & Burn to craft.
The type of go-anywhere layer you can wear atop a stylish graphic tee or a chambray shirt. Nicely done, Bridge & Burn.
 
Portuguese Flannel Tomar Shirt — $123
A new classic in your wardrobe.
Every guy needs a stylish flannel shirt in his fall wardrobe — I dig the premium price point and premium construction of the Tomar Shirt from Portuguese Flannel.
Danner Mountain Pass Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $380
Rugged boots that manage to blend both outdoor and more traditional style.
Beautifully crafted boots that exude a rugged, outdoor-ready vibe. Wear ’em with stylish khaki five-pocket pants, a classic Oxford shirt and a heather grey cardigan for an off-kilter take on Sunday brunch.
 
Bespoke Post Alchemy Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Mix yourself a nice cocktail — you deserve it.
Hey, fall is as great a season as any for mixing up a rich, dark liquid-based (ahem, whiskey?) cocktail. The Alchemy Box has everything you need.
EVERGOODS CPL 24 Backpack — $229
The one backpack you can count on, time and again.
A sleek, minimal and yet surprisingly tough backpack can put in tons of work for plenty of fall adventures.
Taylor Stitch Utility Shirt in Navy Jacquard — $148
A tough, yet surprisingly easygoing, top layer for fall and winter.
This organic cotton shirt is simply perfect for layering over everything from a classic white T-shirt to a stylish long-sleeve henley.
Fulton & Roark Better Shave Kit — $44
The goods to give you the shave you need.

Hey, not every guy goes full-on beard for the season, right? That’s where this handsome shaving kit comes into play from Fulton & Roark.

Proof Rover Pants — $98
Cut to wear with essentials both casual and more tailored.
Durable, versatile, well-made and available in some prime fall colors — the Proof Rover Pants work any day of the week.
OK, so — from the excellent Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket to the exceptional Danner Mountain Pass Boots, did you have a favorite from the above list? It’s always a tough call, right? Right. Feel free to let me know of any favorites over at The Style Guide Facebook page, where the #menswear forum is always open.  Thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: Jason Isbell, New Danner Boots and Relwen

Here we are, folks. It’s Friday, it’s October, and it’s time to cap off a heck of a week. I spent two incredible days last weekend at the iconic Forest Hills Stadium, celebrating the excellent inagural edition of There’s No Leaving New York. The lovely early fall weekend featured two extraordinary sets from my favorite band and my heroes, The National, plus stellar work from resurgent artists like Cat Power and Future Islands. Seriously, seeing Future Islands play poignant tracks like “Vireo’s Eye,” and then having that night capped off by my favorite band? It really doesn’t get any better, from classics and deep cuts like “About Today” and “Green Gloves,” along with a terrific Cat Power cover.

Saturday night’s performance also featured duets with rising indie rock luminary Phoebe Bridgers on “Sorrow and “I Need My Girl” — talk about a major treat, right?? It’s really been quite the year for The National playing their own festivals — it was a pleasure to be able to trek to Cincy in April for Homecoming, and I’m very hopeful the band brings back both festivals next year. I could go on and on, but for now, I’m really thrilled and happy to be spending the weekend here in Brooklyn with my incredible fiancée Laura — we’re looking forward to exploring the borough and even getting some engagement photos taken! You can follow along with all the fun on Twitter, or you can check out my work on Instagram. Now, let’s hop into a (relatively short) edition of The Friday Read.

A durable cross between hiking boots and Chelsea boots — read more below.
  • As a lover of both Twitter (yep) and live music, I found this Rolling Stone piece on folk rocker Jason Isbell to be mighty interesting — might you feel the same way? Time will tell.
  • So, it’s nearly the weekend after all, right? Finally. And I’ve got just the #OOTD for you. Featuring rugged Chelsea boots — that also happen to be hiking boots?  — along with a cozy, made-in-America sweatshirt and an essential long-sleeve tee, this ensemble can take on darn near anything.
  • Looking for a perfectly cozy fall layer? One that’s actually … stylish? That’s the Relwen Shag Fleece Pop-Zip, the subject of a recent entry of mine for GearMoose. I won’t spoil too much here!

OK, folks — that’s all we’ve got today. Let’s end the week on a high note and kick things off the right way!

#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Fall Weekend

Look around you, my friends — it’s well and truly fall! How about that? That means, at least in my mind, that you’ve got plenty on your to-do list: Football tailgating, brewery hopping, coffee shop visits, pumpkin picking, maybe even a brisk outdoor night of grilling. At any rate, you’re going to need to wear something — might as well reach for casual, durable fall style essentials that pack a punch and work in plenty of different scenarios. Start with a performance-minded flannel shirt to take you from the pumpkin patch to the distillery, then toss in other fall must-haves like a rugged long-sleeve henley, slim faded jeans and classic chukka boots. It’s a recipe for success, in my mind.  You’re getting comfort and warmth thanks to the henley-flannel combo, you’re getting the ability to last for long hours on your feet thanks to the Astorflex chukka boots, and you’re even getting a dash of the adventure-ready spirit of fall with your new favorite dive watch. Throw in accessories like a durable belt and stylish socks, and you’re all set. Granted, you’re not likely to be taking this rig on any deep-sea adventures … but just know that all the variables have been considered. So, let’s get you into today’s #OOTD. Like what you see? Check in with me on Twitter to let me know.

Everything you need for your next fall weekend, correct?

  • The Stylish Henley: Knickerbocker Mfg. Co Long-Sleeve Henley, $64.98 — Don’t think twice when it comes to picking up this classic long-sleeve henley, ideal for adding some visual interest to a weekend look.
  • The Flannel Shirt: Mizzen + Main Benton Plaid Flannel Shirt, $145 — The rare flannel shirt that’s rugged, yet refined. Perfect for weekend layering.
  • The Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch Deck Bomber Jacket, $140 — A cozy, tough-as-heck jacket that channels classic maritime style.
  • The Classic Jeans: Buck Mason Slim Denim in 12-Month Wash, $178 — Timeless jeans in a pleasing wash that’ll wear easy for a fall weekend.
  • The Durable Fall Boots: Astorflex Greenflex in Dark Khaki, $145 — The classic suede chukka boots you’ve been waiting for. Seriously comfortable and seriously stylish.
  • The Socks: Danner Work Midweight Merino Crew Socks, $18 — Might as well reach for stylish socks to add comfort and functionality to your ensemble, right?
  • The Adventure-Ready Watch: DuFrane Watches Barton Springs 656 Diver, $590.98 — This outfit calls for a classic watch that can take a bit of a beating — DuFrane Watches has you covered, no questions asked.
  • The Belt: Arcade Belt Co. Guide Slim Belt, $30 —  A functional, capable belt that’s much more durable than average.

OK, who’s ready for a fall weekend? What’s on your agenda? Whatever that might be, I know you can take it on in comfort and style with pieces like a stretch flannel shirt and dependable base layers like a Knickerbocker Mfg. Co long-sleeve henley. Throw on a tough, heritage-inspired Abercrombie & Fitch jacket to nicely complement what should be a comfortable pair of slim, perfectly faded Buck Mason denim — always necessary for any weekend, if you ask me. On the footwear front, durable fall boots from Astorflex are a winning weekend style move, offering comfort through the elements — the same can be said when it comes to your Danner merino crew socks, right? And if I were you, I wouldn’t doubt the toughness or versatility of the exceptional DuFrane Springs Barton Watch or the adventure-ready quality of the Arcade Belt Co. Guide Slim Belt. And, well … that’s really all there is to it. Again, feel  free to check in with me via The Style Guide Facebook page to let me know your thoughts on these men’s style essentials for the season. Cheers!