See Now, Buy Now: Shop Smart Casual with Huckberry’s Latest 9-to-5 Offering

Best smart casual style for men
My friends, you don’t need me to tell you that the folks at Huckberry offer up some of the best menswear essentials day in and day out, season after season. From one of the best men’s chambray shirts to essential waxed jackets for men, the San Fran retailers have you covered from head to toe in every possible scenario. That’s also the case with Huckberry’s latest curated offering: Call it the Huckberry 9-to-5 Collection, a carefully selected assortment of the best smart casual style for men.

What exactly does that mean? Well, there’s something for everyone in the offering — you could also call it the Huckberry Smart Casual Collection. From super-soft tees to crisp-yet-easygoing polo shirts, the best men’s Chelsea boots, expertly faded denim and the best men’s chinos, the hand-picked assortment offers up something for everyone.

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Huckberry has everything you need

Whether your style leans more rugged or more refined, more business casual or more of a hybrid look (think a T-shirt layered underneath a soft-shouldered blazer, for instance), this expertly designed array of your new favorite style essentials is — to put it one way — quite perfect. There’s lots to shop there right now, so I’ll wrap this post up and let you get on with adding the best new menswear to your cart.

The Tuesday Steal: These Tecovas Chelsea Boots are the Best Leather Dress Boots for Men

Chestnut Calf

There are some menswear essentials, like the best leather dress boots for men, that really just jump off the page, and that’s precisely what’s so great about the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots. As you can see above, these boots really are something else in terms of style and construction, and you should expect nothing less from a famed Western brand like Tecovas. Based in Texas and known for its selection of rugged leather cowboy boots (both a big trend in the market and a classic option for ranchers), the brand doesn’t cut corners when it comes to quality craftsmanship.

Perhaps you’re newly familiar with the brand from this very blog, where I’ve written Tecovas reviews about the brand’s classic denim trucker jacket and one of the best men’s henleys under $60 (yes, it really is that affordable). Now, the rugged and durable Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots aren’t quite a pair of boots you can snag for under $100 (they retail for $225 at Tecovas), but that still makes them a mighty fine option as far as one of the most stylish pairs of leather dress boots is concerned.

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There’s plenty of feedback out there that makes the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots a worthwhile purchase if you want a pair of the best leather dress boots for men, too. They’ve received more than 40 Tecovas reviews at an average score of 4.8 out of 5 — if you like to do your research and shop carefully when on the hunt for the best men’s boots, the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots have more than enough data to back them up. They’ve also got the proper specs to back them up, too. The Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots are crafted from rich Chestnut Calfksin Leather, the kind that’ll only get better with age. And these refined Chelsea boots are also built the right way for maximum durability, featuring a hybrid Western heel for a dressy yet tough look and feel.

That means you can rock the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots with style staples like slim blue jeans and your favorite Oxford shirt at the office, or you can team the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots with black jeans and a classic denim trucker jacket for a more casual, rugged look. These handsome Chelsea boots also come in a hard-working Rust Roughout Leather, a waterproof leather that ensures the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots are ready for just about anything. When you want a pair of the best leather dress boots, the kind you can wear with classic blue jeans or a winter wool suit, it’s the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots you want on your feet right now. Step out in style, folks.

The List: Buy the Best New Men’s Gear, Shoes & More from UNCRATE This Week

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I’d wager you’ve got plenty of favorite retailers, places you turn towards when you need an upgrade in several areas of your life — yes? And I’d hope UNCRATE, one of the best online shops for men, sits near the very top of that list. They’ve long been a reliable source for the coolest gear on the planet, be it one-of-a-kind outerwear, remarkable watches, beautiful home goods, the best men’s sneakers and more, all with an eye toward making you the most stylish version of your self. The UNCRATE Supply Shop is carefully curated and expertly stocked, and it’s a great place to go to give every part of your wardrobe a shot in the arm. With that being said, let’s keep the new year rolling: Here are the best new men’s gear picks to buy right now at UNCRATE.

The Best Men’s Gear to Shop This Year at UNCRATE

Timex M79 Batman Watch — $279

Here’s the amazing thing about UNCRATE: They always seem to be digging up the coolest men’s gear in every possible category, surprising you at every turn with finds like one of the best affordable men’s watches.

Outerknown Blanket Shirt — $148

Far and away, this sustainably made organic cotton shirt is one of the best men’s shirts at UNCRATE and elsewhere. It’s both an overshirt to pair with your favorite henley and a soft-washed shirt made to be worn all on its own. Pick it up now in a neutral Heather Grey colorway.

Danner Mountain Light Wallowa Boots — $400

It’s hard to top the rugged durability and heritage style of these Danner hiking boots, based on an archival 1970s design. Invest in this pair of the best leather boots and reap the rewards on plenty of adventures.

Grado x UNCRATE 2000E Headphones — $1,400

Here’s an investment-level pick for you: The best headphones to buy right now, made with all the enviable specs you could dream up. Internal parts include touches of maple, resulting in exceptional sound quality.

Taylor Stitch Waxed Bomber Jacket — $298

The good folks at UNCRATE know a winning brand when they see one, and of course, San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch (makers of one of the best men’s chambray shirts) is that very brand. This tough bomber jacket is one of the best men’s jackets to buy now and wear into spring.

uKEG Pressurized Growler — $159

UNCRATE does plenty more than just stock and sell things like one of the best men’s jackets, and that’s clear when you consider this exceptionally cool uKEG growler, one of the best gifts to get the beer lover (or yourself!) any time of year.

Alright, are you ready to gear up for the rest of winter the right way? That is to say, with plenty of the very best new men’s gear picks from UNCRATE? I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but love the fact that the site carries everything from one of the best men’s jackets to an eye-catching uKEG growler, some of the best leather boots and much more. If you like what you see, and if you end up buying anything, let me know in the comments below. Happy shopping, my friends!

The Sunday Sale: Get Up to 50 Percent off Billy Reid Menswear Right Now

My friends, sometimes, it really is best to keep it simple. That goes for matters of menswear, style and shopping, which is why the Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event is the way to go today. What does that have to do with keeping it simple? Well, I’m glad you asked. When one of the country’s best menswear designers marks down some of the best men’s style essentials on the planet, it’s in your best interest to shop that sale, and quickly. Naturally, he’s been a favorite designer of mine on the blog for years — I love the Billy Reid Denim Shirt in particular. There’s plenty more where that came from, though.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event

Billy Reid's Summer Clothing Is About 50% Off at Huckberry - InsideHook

In the past couple weeks, I’ve also directed you towards standout sales from Taylor Stitch and Filson, both events that don’t come around too often. The same can be said with deals on Billy Reid menswear. Coming from a designer that makes everything from James Bond’s peacoat to the best denim shirt, it’s always worth noting when it’s ideal to shop and stock. We’re talking up to 50 percent off the latest and greatest menswear, so don’t waste time sticking around this blog post: Go dig through the expertly curated Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event to get the best deals on your new favorite menswear today.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Summer Clearance Event

The Friday Read: Todd Snyder x L.L. Bean, A Brooklyn Whiskey & Huckberry’s Best-Selling Pants

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants

Possibly your new favorite pair of pants, endlessly wearable any day of the week via Huckberry.

Well, my friends. Believe it or not, we made it, somehow, through another topsy-turvy week in these turbulent, turbulent times. Let’s try to have some fun, keep it brief, keep it light and roll on into the weekend, shall we? And what better way to do that than by refreshing your wardrobe and getting a pair of Huckberry’s best-selling pants as shown above, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants? They’re wearable in each and every season, but especially these days, when your pursuits might entail everything from a Zoom call to a quick happy hour session on a backyard patio, followed by (masked) weekend strolls aplenty. I’m a big fan of ’em, to be sure, and if you haven’t yet experienced the wonder that is the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, I’d recommend you snap up a pair or two (or three) as soon as possible. They’re available in both Slim and Straight fits, and in a range of colors, all the better to be worn on the daily.

With all that being said, we’ve got lots of ground to cover as we get closer to Thanksgiving, plus Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ll be covering Cyber Monday deals for The Manual, so rest assured that you’ll be the first to know what I’m hearing (especially if you follow me on Twitter). So, that’s where we are this fine fall weekend. The rest of your Friday Read is, as ever, all below.

L.L. Bean x Todd Snyder Promo Split

  • It’s been a big month around these parts for several reasons, of course, but on the men’s style front specifically, I had a heck of a great time covering the excellent-as-ever Todd Snyder x L.L. Bean collaboration for Maxim, featuring a deep dive into some of the coolest updates to heritage styles that I’ve seen in some time (including the above gear pick, of course). Give it a read and get ready for the rest of the best season in menswear.
  • I’ve also been busy elsewhere on the writing front, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to your new favorite whiskey, a stellar offering from Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn that I covered for GearMoose. Think old-school appeal, a very cool packaging design and great whiskey contained therein, to boot. Of course, you can get whiskey delivered to you via Drizly in just an hour, if you so please.
  • I’ve got one last endorsement for you today, and it’s a simple one. If you like your menswear with a side of equally stylish and on-trend music, plus coffee and whiskey, well, you’re in luck. This is where my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, comes into play, and you should certainly subscribe before tomorrow’s dispatch if you haven’t already. Cheers, my friends!

Folks, we’re going to wrap this one up early today in hopes of getting out the door in time for the weekend and perhaps, a stroll through Prospect Park and a stop by famed Brooklyn bar The Adirondack. Before I let you go, take a look at my guide on how to dress for a fall road trip, if that’s more your speed this weekend. As always, thanks for reading and stay safe out there!

 

See Now, Buy Now: This Packable Jacket from Faherty Brand Is Perfect for Late Summer

Your new favorite jacket for the end of summer (and into early fall) — guaranteed.

It’s official — we’re slowly but surely getting through the dog days of summer and ever closer to *gulp* Labor Day weekend. How about that? Even as Labor Day approaches, you still need summer style essentials, and to be sure, you need one of the best men’s jackets on your back, perhaps now more than ever. That’s because breezy late summer weather doesn’t slow down, and thus, I give you the Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket. It’s quite simply got plenty going for it, making it one of the best casual jackets for men on the market at the moment. But as with Faherty Brand, there really is so much more than meets the eye.

You very well might recognize the brand from past posts on this site — they make a stylish summer poncho and some of the best men’s flannel shirts, too — and their commitment to casually cool-yet-rugged styles never wavers. This classic packable jacket is the epitome of what the brand does best, made to fit right into your rugged weekender bag for one final beach getaway — and featuring nylon construction to battle sea beezes and rain, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

The right details make for the best casual jacket for the summer months, folks.

Make no mistake, a stylish casual jacket is a must-have in your rotation of the best summer gear, even if it’s sunny and warm during the day. Back patio beers and bonfires await, and the best summer jacket is just what you need — it’s easy to throw on over your favorite T-shirt or a rugged denim shirt, complemented by breezy rolled chinos or hybrid swim shorts. Heck, this Faherty Brand jacket could even work well into early fall, if layered up properly with one of the best crewneck sweatshirts and your favorite pair of blue jeans. Whaddya say? The bold retro stripe on the front of this jacket is eyecatching and yet subtly stylish — kind of like a cool, old lifeguard jacket. Isn’t that what you want at the beach and on the boardwalk this summer? No matter where you’re headed the rest of August and into fall, Faherty Brand has you covered.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Headlands Sweater

A dependable winter sweater to wear any time the chill gets the best of you.

Perhaps right off the bat, you recognize today’s Style Pick of the Week — after all, we’ve featured this rugged winter sweater in my guide to dressing for a chilly morning, as well as my roundup of the best new menswear for 2020. With that being said, let’s dig right back into exactly why you’re going to love the Wellen Headlands Sweater (courtesy of Huckberry) for the rest of this season.  So, why exactly do you need this classic winter sweater right now? Well, for starters, it’s (likely) cold as heck out there right now — one of the best winter sweaters is simply a must. This isn’t your garden-variety winter sweater, however: It’s got all the necessary chops you’d expect from one of Huckberry’s two in-house brands (you’ve probably read about the Wellen Slub Flannel previously on the site, for instance). Naturally, the Wellen Headlands Sweater has all the trappings of a rugged winter sweater you’re going to enjoy wearing, from the waffle knit construction to the use of recycled polyester and wool. Sustainability is more important in the style world these days than ever, and Wellen makes every effort to amp up its work from the norm — a typically flimsy fast-fashion sweater, this is not.

SHOP: The Wellen Headlands Sweater

One of two excellent color options available.

Plus, with the Wellen Headlands Sweater, you get the ability to layer up your favorite winter style essentials right alongside this beautiful piece of knitwear. Want to wear a rugged flannel shirt underneath this sweater on a particularly chilly winter day? Go for it. Feel like throwing on the Wellen Headlands Sweater atop a casual long-sleeve tee? It’ll work for that, too.  The texture of the waffle-knit construction makes it a worthwhile complement to tougher, more textured winter menswear, too — take your favorite chore pants or a pair of inky blue dark denim, for instance. This  classic winter sweater  is going to stand out reliably (but not too much!) when worn with either of those pieces. As to where exactly you can take the Wellen Headlands Sweater? Well, that’s up to you — team it with a timeless Oxford shirt and that same pair of inky blue dark denim to wear to a casual office, or take that same combo mixed with rugged leather chukka boots for a weekend coffee date. And if you really want to layer up on a chilly winter morning? The Wellen Headlands Sweater is going to be your best bet underneath, say, the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. Talk about making your favorite winter style essentials work for you, ehh? It doesn’t get any better than that.

SHOP: The Wellen Headlands Sweater

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The List: These Are the Best New Men’s Style and Grooming Essentials of the Season

It’s high time you geared up for spring, is it not?

Still searching for the best spring rain jacket, like the Relwen Packlight Shell as shown above? Or perhaps you’re after other crucial pieces among a host of men’s style essentials you need for the season? We’ve got you covered with today’s new, spring-forward edition of The List — from a slim, sustainably made new polo to a crucial facial moisturizer crafted for daily use, enjoy all the gear you need now. Oh, and as ever … keep your credit card handy. You’ll need it.

Relwen Packlight Shell — $228 (Huckberry Exclusive)

The breathable, packable, functional shell that’s going to take you through spring.

As sold by the good folks at one of my favorite online shops, this stylish rain jacket is also seriously functional — it’s maybe the perfect spring jacket wear all day, every day (or at least on rain days, that is).

Colchester High-Top Sneakers — $79.98

The classic basketball shoes you didn’t know you needed.

We go from a stylish rain jacket right into the high-top sneakers you need now. These are a seriously affordable, subtly cool pair of high-top kicks you’ll want to wear with … well, everything. They also happen to be a remake of the original basketball shoe. Too cool.

Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch — $890

A durable, tough, insanely well-made field watch to wear on the daily this spring.

The search for a functional, rugged & classic everyday watch is over — the Luminox Atacama is made for the field, but polished enough for a day of spring travel. Potentially an investment-worthy watch to splurge on? You better believe it.

Flint and Tinder French Terry Pullover Hoodie — $88

The casual, cozy, cool hoodie you need in your spring rotation.

Speaking of crucial spring layers, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite hooded sweatshirt. Able to be worn quite nicely with slim light wash jeans and vintage sneakers this spring, don’t you think?

Bespoke Post Crema Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

This could be the best way to make espresso at home, take it from me.

Searching for perhaps the best way to make espresso at home? For a price that’s incredibly affordable? The Bespoke Post Crema Box is here to help you upgrade your coffee this spring.

Outerknown Dune Jersey Polo — $68

The breezy polo to wear all spring and summer.

You surely know Outerknown and handsome, trusty spring style essentials like the Outerknown Puffer Jacket. (An important note: You can use the code STYLEGUIDE25 to get 25 percent off any full-priced Outerknown item). Now, meet your new favorite spring and summer polo, the Outerknown Dune Jersey Polo. Made to feel a much-loved T-shirt and yet finished with the classic design details of a traditional polo, the use of garment-dyed Supima cotton (and Fair Trade craftsmanship) sets this stylish spring polo apart from the pack.
Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Tee — $38

A classic T-shirt you’ll want to wear all spring.

From polos to T-shirts — and yes, more gear from Flint and Tinder. Thing is, we’re back this time with the best new T-shirt to buy now. How can you not love the slub texture, the pleasing spring colors, and the excellent versatility?
Faherty Brand Overdyed Denim — $178

Richly crafted and yet pleasingly faded — a new spring go-to.

Stop searching for the best men’s jeans for spring and summer, because this particular pair — always well-crafted from Faherty Brand — could be just the ticket. Wear them with that Outerknown polo shown above.
Cardon for Men Daily SPF — $20

A well-made moisturizer and SPF combo that seriously delivers.

Finding a simple, go-to product to add to your grooming routine for spring and summer can prove tricky — after all, the men’s grooming landscape is surprisingly crowded these days. That being said, Cardon for Men might be onto something. They’ve worked with some of Korea’s top skincare manufacturers to deliver a daily SPF and moisturizer that’s not oily or overly fragrant — in fact, it’s one of the best moisturizers for men that I’ve tried. Get a tube for yourself now via the brand’s Web site. A reminder that you can find them on Instagram right here, too.
Bradley Mountain The Rambler — $285

The exact bag you need for all your spring and summer adventures.

Finding the right bag for spring and summer travel was just made a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the Bradley Mountain Rambler; it’s made with both waxed canvas and bridle leather for outstanding looks and tons of durability.
Blundstone Super 550 Boots — $185

A classic pair of Australian boots that are now quite the style statement.

We’ve certainly talked in past editions of The List about how Blundstone boots might just be the best boots to buy for rainy weather. And well, that’s why they’re featured here again today.
Zeal Optics Windsor Sunglasses — $149

The right way to shake up your sunglasses rotation.

We’d be remiss not to include a pair of the best men’s sunglasses in this edition of The List for you, seeing as how summer is creeing every closer. And the Zeal Optics Windsor Sunglasses are highly unique and affordably priced, to boot.
Now, that’s going to wrap up today’s post. Do any of the above make your list of new menswear essentials? For me, I’d say you can’t go wrong with the perfect spring jacket — that’d be the Relwen Packlight, as pictured above. Feel free, as always, to let me know your thoughts via Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The List: Here are the Best Men’s Style Upgrades to Start the New Year

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Roll up your sleeves and get to work with this timeless Faherty Brand shirt.

Can you believe we’re already diving right into the first edition of The List for 2019? If you’re not familiar, we cover off on the best menswear essentials for every occasion you can think of. Whether you need menswear to wear to the office or a casual ensemble to wear to your favorite brewery, you’re going to find gear to help you do it in style. And as we look toward a new year, it’s worth reconsidering your style staples and upgrading them accordingly — starting with your new favorite flannel shirt from Faherty Brand. OK, let’s start the year right.

Faherty Brand Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt — $148

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No frills and no added bells & whistles — just a mighty fine shirt.

Simply put, it’s easy to look great when wearing gear from the likes of Faherty Brand. These West Coast-based menswear purveyors can seemingly do no wrong The Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt is a no-nonsense addition to your wardrobe, as easily wearable with slim denim and chukka boots as it is with classic chinos and brown leather dress shoes to start 2019.
Flint and Tinder Waxed Ridge Parka — $398

An exceptional parka to keep you warm all winter.

Searching for a truly badass, tough winter parka to pair with your new favorite shirt (that shirt being the Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt from Faherty Brand)? Well, here you go. An incredible effort from Flint and Tinder.
Peregrine Waffle Crew Neck Jumper — $144

A beautifully crafted sweater for cold winter mornings.

There are the type of rugged men’s sweaters you’re going to want to reach for on chilly winter mornings — the Peregrine Waffle Crew Neck might just take the cake, seeing as it’s that rugged and that stylish.
Buffalo Jackson Dakota Waxed Weekender — $294.98

A tough waxed canvas weekender bag for all your winter adventures.

You might know Buffalo Jackson for the brand’s stylish shirt jackets, but the Dakota Waxed Weekender has the potential to become your new favorite travel bag. The perfect bag to bring for any winter travel plans.
Taylor Stitch Primrose Jacket — $328

Taylor Stitch

Sleek, functional and ready for rainy days aplenty.

Blending the functionality of a trench coat and the sleek style akin to that of a fishtail parka, the Primrose Jacket from Taylor Stitch is simply uncompromising — just the coat to buy for the new year.
Bellroy Classic Set Slim Leather Wallet$109

Slim, sleek and functional — the perfect leather wallet.

Let’s be honest, you’re going to want to upgrade your wallet to start this year off right. The Bellroy Classic Set is a combination stylish leather wallet and key cover with RFID protection — pretty sweet, if you ask me.
 Flint and Tinder 10-Year Sweatpants — $88

Flint and Tinder

Perhaps the best men’s sweatpants — and certainly very comfortable.

Just because it’s now 2019 — with style resolutions abound — doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your sweatpants. Just upgrade your old pair with these stylish sweatpants from Flint and Tinder, ya dig?
About Vintage 1969 Special Edition Watch — $269

A striking and sharp timepeice to upgrade your watch collection for the new year.

From talking about casual sweatpants to talking about a classic leather dress watch? That’s how we do it here on the blog — this handsome About Vintage timepiece is a looker.
 Buck Mason Port Pima Curved Hem Henley — $48

A new classic — Buck Mason makes some of the best men’s henleys on the market.

From the rich color to the fine detailing to the neat curved hem, this Buck Mason henley is easily one of the best men’s henleys money can buy. Wear it with a rugged denim shirt from the same brand, or try it under a durable winter jacket with perfectly faded jeans.
Levi’s Trucker Jacket — $69.99 (When On-Sale from Levi’s)

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A rugged, timeless denim jacket from Levi’s.

Want to refresh your outerwear in a big way? There’s one way to do it, and that involves picking up a classic jean jacket from Levi’s, an iconic brand that makes the best men’s denim jacket around.
Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $195

A denim shirt that’s going to get better and better every time you wear it.

Speaking of denim … we’ve got a classic denim shirt from Billy Reid for the taking. We talked about how to wear the light wash iteration of this shirt in this #OOTD, and this indigo denim shirt is every bit as stylish and versatile.
Rhodes Dean Boots — $220

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Equal parts sleek and sturdy, these are an excellent addition to the Huckberry brand.

A new entry into the Huckberry arsenal of men’s style essentials last fall,the stunning Rhodes Dean Boots are high-quality and expertly crafted without breaking the bank. Surely, these are some of the best men’s leather boots to wear to upgrade your office ensemble.

Flyte Buckminster Levitating Lamp — $349

A seriously cool way to upgrade your home office or desk.

You know something we haven’t talked about quite yet? Stylish home decor upgrades to start 2019. Well, this eyecatching Flyte Levitating Lamp is one place to kick off your search.
Flint and Tinder Jet Black Jeans — $118

Slim, sharp black jeans — simply perfect.

Every guy arguably needs a pair of slim black jeans in his wardrobe — the Flint and Tinder Jet Black Jeans fit the bill very nicely. Wear them to your next rock concert.

That’ll wrap up our first take on The List for 2019. What sort of shopping must-haves are you looking at this year? For me personally, I can’t get enough of the exceptional Rhodes Dean Boots — and I’d wear them with the Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt from Faherty Brand.
Alright, happy shopping!

#OOTD: How to Dress in Style for the New Year

First off: Happy New Year! It’s wild to be entering 2019, but I’m excited you’re joinining us (for the first time as a Style Guide reader or as a seasoned vet!), and I’m ready to get to work when it comes to the best men’s style essentials to start the new year. Flipping the calendar to 2019 is an excellent time for reflection and reevaluation, and that’s certainly true in terms of the way you dress, whether you’re looking for tips on how to dress for the office, how to prepare for a cozy winter weekend or what to wear to your favorite brewery. Seriously, it’s all on the table, and each situation calls for the proper approach — and the proper gear, of course. And if you want to make some quick, easy and relatively affordable men’s style upgrades to start the new year, you’re in luck. We’re coming at you today with a rugged men’s field coat around which to build your entire outfit, and we’ve also got investment-level leather boots in the mix, not to mention a  stylish henley and slim canvas trousers from my friends at Faherty Brand. Those are just the main building blocks — I’d encourage you to mix and match these pieces for the office, the weekend or a winter getaway, or break them all out at once. It can be done — fear not, my friends. The overall point is that the new year calls for, well, a new you. At least in a small sense. If that sounds like a plan, and if you want to learn more about some of the best new men’s gear to wear anywhere, then let’s get to work.

The right gear to wear to start the new year — perfectly rugged and essential.

  • The Classic Field Coat: Peregrine Waxed Bexley Jacket, $299 — One of the easiest ways to up your style in the new year? Throwing on a rugged field coat.
  • The Shirt: Bridge and Burn Bedford Heather Shirt, $128 — Touted by the brand as the “perfect camping shirt,” this classic shirt is a timeless style that’s easy to layer and cut from soft, comfortable fabric, whether you’re doing some winter exploration or merely sidling up to the bar.
  • The Classic Henley: Flint and Tinder Slub Waffle Henley, $62 — The ideal base layer beneath that rugged winter shirt? A stylish henley from Flint and Tinder.
  • The Pants: Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers, $148  — Another easy way to upgrade your style? Reaching for durable, slim-fit pants featuring tough fabric and the same cut as your favorite jeans. Faherty Brand does it again.
  • The Rugged Leather Boots: Original Chippewa Service Boots, $279 — Never underestimate the power of a stylish pair of leather boots to start off the  new year, like these.
  • The Belt: Taylor Stitch Stitched Belt in Whiskey, $88 — We told you not to underestimate the utility of stylish leather boots — the same can be said for this classic leather belt. A perfect style upgrade for 2019 and beyond.
  • The Socks: CHUP Joiku Socks, $35 — Need new socks for the new year? Of course you do. CHUP makes some of the best men’s socks you can buy, hands down.
  • The Gloves: Give’r 4-Season Leather Gloves, $114 — We’re all about rugged, durable accessories — these leather gloves from Give’r also happen to be highly stylish.
  • The Everyday Carry Essential: Bespoke Post Point Box, $45 — You’ll truly never know when you’ll need to break out your everyday carry essentials — this Bespoke Post box helpfully has ’em all.
  • The Hat: United By Blue Mariner Beanie, $19.60 — A stylish beanie for under $20 is the ideal way to keep warm and add some colorful flair to this 2019-ready outfit.

Hopefully by now, you see that upgrading your style for the new year reolves around taking certain style staples and stepping up your game ever so slightly — hence, the new rugged field coat to wear anywhere and everywhere, especially when paired with a classic winter shirt and a stylish henley from Flint and Tinder. The other basic pieces of this outfit, from the colorful United By Blue beanie cap to the classic leather belt from Taylor Stitch, happen to get the job done and offer up timeless, everyday appeal — exactly the right look you should be going for to start the new year. I also can’t recommend Faherty Brand enough — these purveyors of West Coast cool make a heck of a pair of slim-fit trousers for the office and the weekend. On the footwear front, you’re never going to go wrong with some of the best men’s leather boots out there, this time from Original Chippewa — wear ’em as much as you can this winter. Other accessories also do their part, including stylish leather gloves and the excellent Bespoke Post Point Box — several items you should never leave the house without. Again, the small details are also important to start the new year — that’s why you need a pair of the best men’s socks to round out this outfit.  And with all that being said, I think this #OOTD is one heck of a way to look put-together and stylish to start 2019. If you agree, feel free to let me know your thoughts over on Twitter. Thanks for reading and here’s to a great year!