The Thursday Buy: Shop The Huckberry Memorial Day Sale to Save Big on Rugged Menswear

Huckberry Memorial Day Sale.

If I’ve learned one thing over the years, it’s that there’s no time quite like the present to shop and save on the best rugged menswear, especially when some of the best menswear deals roll into town to kickstart a long weekend. Memorial Day weekend beckons, as does the promise of a cold beer and some much-needed downtime, but first and foremost, you’ve got to take care of a few things.

Notably, you need to shop the Huckberry Memorial Day Sale. It’s just that simple. As you can see at the top of the page, the rugged, endlessly versatile retailer is offering up to 30 percent off, and it’s also worth checking out the always well-stocked Huckberry Sale section beyond that deal itself. So, what exactly is up for grabs at the famed retailer? There’s plenty, and that’s an understatement.

There’s a selection of Huckberry sunglasses, there are polos and camp collar shirts and shorts aplenty, there are stylish slip-ons… the list goes on and on, indeed. As I always say, these deals tend to go quickly, and the Huckberry Memorial Day Sale is certainly one you can’t miss. If you end up picking up a new favorite piece of menswear or gear, be sure to let me know in the comments. Cheers to this long weekend, and let’s get into it, in style.


The Friday Read: Shinola’s 10-Year Anniversary Event & A Brooklyn Family Weekend

Best Shinola watches for men.

Folks, it’s *time* to roll into the weekend with our eyes on another deal on the best men’s watches, plus some handy spring style tips — as per tradition, right? Yes indeed, and the best way to start a Brooklyn weekend might just be by shopping a deal that’ll be gone in the blink of an eye.

Shinola, one of my favorite watch brands (and perhaps one of yours, as well) is running the Shinola 10-Year Appreciation Event, a celebration of a decade in business that’s seen the Detroit watchmaker go from a brand making classic leather watches to a company now making everything from stylish home furniture to audio accessories and much more.

And the scoop, if you haven’t been keeping up with the blog, is that the Shinola 10-Year Appreciation Event only runs now through Sunday, May 14th — yes, this Sunday, and it’ll be here before you know it! Shop and save early and often.

As for me, well, I know my own weekend should fly by in the blink of an eye (but hopefully, not too quickly), as I’ll be hosting my family in Brooklyn this weekend — the first time a full family NYC trip has happened since 2019! In store: A Broadway show, plenty of Brooklyn imbibing in terms of the borough’s best beer and wine, and a few stops at key sights and sounds in the borough (DUMBO very much included).

You can keep up with the fun on my Instagram, and in the meantime, let me know in the comments below if you end up shopping the Shinola 10-Year Appreciation Event. Cheers to a spring weekend, and thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: The Weekend’s Best Menswear Sale at Filson and The National’s New Album

Filson 2023 Sale

Folks, welcome back to another momentous Friday Read — and I truly mean “momentous,” because there’s plenty going on around these parts. For starters, there’s the deal promised in today’s headline: Filson is running a 30 percent off sale now through Sunday (an exceptionally rare occurrence), one that I talked about yesterday on the blog.

Of course, a reminder is always in order when it comes to the best menswear deals, and you’ll find plenty up for grabs right now from the legendary Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter. I can think of no better way to start the weekend than by saving on rugged Filson menswear — can you?

Well, perhaps there’s one other way I’d recommend you start the weekend: Cruise on into the days ahead with some fresh new tunes, courtesy of a new album from my favorite band: Ohio-born indie rock heroes The National. “First Two Pages of Frankenstein” is the group’s first full-length LP in four years, one I’ve been hotly anticipating for weeks on end (of course!).

I’ve talked about the band plenty on this site over the years — and you’ll surely recognize them if you follow me on Instagram. And four years ago this very weekend, I trekked out to Los Angeles to see the band play live (as good a reminder as any that I need to get back to L.A. sooner rather than later!).

In the meantime, the emotion, the passion and the introspective nature of The National helps guide me in my own life and in my many freelance writing pursuits, and for that, I’m undoubtedly grateful. I’ll even be writing up a review of The National’s new album over at Atwood Magazine this weekend, so stay tuned for my full take on what promises to be another outstanding record.

For now, I’ve got some new tunes to play, and of course, some shopping to take care of over at Filson’s Spring Sale. Stay stylish, stay plugged in and thanks for reading, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: Save 30 Percent On the Best Menswear At Filson

Best spring rain jacket for men.

As I’ve talked about often here the past few weeks, building out your menswear wardrobe — even for the enthusiasts among us — still requires a bit of advance preparation. After all, by the time spring rain rolls into town, you’re hopefully already outfitted with one of the best spring rain jackets, right?

And how does one best prepare for spring’s worst? By shopping the best menswear deals early and often, and from brands you can trust — a brand like Filson, which is running a true rarity these days: The Filson Spring Sale. Sounds too good to be true, right? Bear with me, my friends.

Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter Filson, rather incredibly, is offering 30 percent off some of the best heritage menswear, now through Sunday. Yes indeed, that’s right: Now is the time to shop and save on Filson men’s style essentials, the likes of which haven’t quite seen discounts in some time (if ever!).

The great thing is, this sale — again, through Sunday! — includes plenty of current in-season essentials, from the downright useful Filson Swiftwater Rain Jacket to the summer-friendly Filson Dry Tin Cloth Shorts. While there are some exclusions (like the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket), there’s more than enough on hand when it comes to the best spring menswear to justify jumping wholeheartedly into the Filson Spring Sale.

Best spring work pants for men.

You’ll find picks both more easygoing and more rugged, like the essential Filson Dry Tin Five-Pocket Pants, which are more than suitable for yard work or going off-grid, yet cool enough to wear back in town (if they’re clean, that is). It’s also tough to pass up a deal on Filson bags and accessories, including 30 percent off the go-anywhere Filson Dryden Briefcase.

And one last thing: There’s no real catch when it comes to the Filson Spring Sale, other than that the sale ends this Sunday (April 30th!), and that inventory in some key styles is moving fast. Either way, you’ve got your sights set on high-quality wardrobe upgrades while saving a few bucks in the process. Go to it, my friends.

The Friday Read: The Huckberry Winter Sale, Adidas Sport Headphones & The Most Affordable Sunglasses

Huckberry Winter Sale 2023

My friends, let’s dive right on in to another momentous edition of the Friday Read. I say momentous because, well, it’s Super Bowl Weekend, followed by Valentine’s Day. And better still around these parts, it’s the start of New York Fashion Week (always a hectic yet exciting time). Here’s something you can enjoy even if you’re not in New York City, though. That’d be the Huckberry Annual Winter Sale, an ideal time to get some of the very best winter menswear for up to 40 percent off.

Take heed: The Huckberry Annual Winter Sale only runs until February 12th, so you’d best act quickly to stock up on rugged, classic gear in equal measure. How about it, ehh? And if you’re more partial to sporting pursuits, not to worry: I’m going to spotlight new Adidas active headphones momentarily.

Part tailored jacket, part sweater, all versatility.

Beyond that, you can certainly follow me on Instagram for the latest #NYFW happenings, as I’ll have a dispatch on the most wearable (yes, truly wearable!) looks coming later this month for the one and only Fatherly. In the meantime, stock up on your new favorite trucker jacket or pair of boots from the Huckberry Annual Winter Sale, and let’s get into the rest of your weekend reading and shopping.

Best sport headphones for men.
  • Through my freelance writing pursuits, I get the chance to test out all kinds of seriously cool gear, including some of the best Bluetooth headphones on the market. For my own walking and hiking around Brooklyn and the borough’s Prospect Park, I’ve been testing out the crystal-clear Adidas FWD-02 Sport Headphones, a streamlined pair of in-ear headphones made for the wearer that’s always on the go. The Adidas FWD-02 Sport Headphones are a useful upgrade for training sessions, but they’re compact and easily wearable enough to support daily use. Snag a pair before your next gym morning or late winter road trip.
  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Winter is no excuse to skimp on stylish shades, especially on those rare days when sunlight does stream through crisp white winter clouds. And for my money’s worth, and yours, there’s a way to upgrade your everyday carry with some of the best men’s sunglasses… all the while saving a few bucks in the process. My friends, I give you my guide to the best under-$100 sunglasses over at Maxim.
  • If you gave Dry January an earnest shot this year and are still feeling “sober-curious” about going booze-free, here’s something you might find useful: Over at SPY, I gave the boozy hops a break (if only briefly) and wrote about some of the best non-alcoholic beers on the market. Again, Dry January might have come and gone, but you just might want to make some room in your beer fridge for some new, non-boozy additions.

Fully fashioned crewneck sweater to keep you warm against the harshest winter climates.

Still need to catch up with the latest happenings here on the blog this week? Yesterday, I wrote about one of the most rugged winter jackets to buy now, the classic Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket. Here’s the full scoop as you power through Friday. We’ll see you for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and our Sunday Sale as scheduled. In the meantime, enjoy those cold beers and chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. Cheers, my friends!

The Tuesday Steal: Save 40 Percent On this Rugged Shirt Jacket from Billy Reid

Best winter shirt jacket for men.

Folks, welcome back to another Tuesday and another chance to shop and save on your new favorite menswear from one of the country’s most premium, stylish and timeless brands. And it’s fitting that the Billy Reid Winter Event continues to serve up outstanding discounts on the best seasonal menswear, including the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket. Believe it or not, your new favorite shirt jacket is a whopping 40 percent off — yes, 40 percent off — and it’s worth every single penny.

Now, we’ve talked in the past on the blog about one of the best winter men’s style sales from the famed American designer, but it’s always worth diving a little deeper and taking another look at some of the top winter style essentials, yes? And that’s where the rugged, exceptionally well-crafted Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket enters the equation (and your wardrobe). It’s not quite like any shirt jacket (or shacket!) you’ve seen on the market, from the rich wool-blend shadow plaid exterior to the 100 percent recycled insulation.

The Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket gets better from there: Note details like side hip pockets and of course, two front-button chest pockets that turn this rugged shirt jacket into an indispensable winter layer. Wear it over your favorite henley from Billy Reid, or go so far as to match up the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket with an Oxford shirt for a dash of high-low style.

Satchel and Page

Now, just know that although the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket is 40 percent off, it’s still a bit of a splurge at $268. And yet, it’s available in plenty of sizes, it’s versatile and well-designed as can be, and it’s a nice stylistic change of pace from a winter parka or peacoat. Act now to add the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket to your style rotation, my friends.

The Tuesday Steal: The Billy Reid Winter Event Delivers Up to 50 Percent Off the Best Menswear

Best winter menswear on sale now.

Folks, wishing you all a Happy New Year, and many thanks for joining me to start 2023 off the right way. And what better way to kick off a new year and a new week than with some of the best menswear deals out there, particularly a covetable sale from one of America’s best menswear designers? We’ve talked quite a lot lately on the blog about Billy Reid menswear deals, be it the brand’s Holiday Sale or the exceptional Billy Reid Winter Event (today’s featured deal of choice).

It can all be found in the envy-inducing Billy Reid Men’s Sale section, and trust me when I say these deals are about as good as it gets. The Billy Reid Winter Event is a crucial chance to get valuable in-season gear at excellent discounts, whether it’s 30 percent off the Billy Reid Cooper Coat (seen at the top of the page) or an astonishing 50 percent off the timeless Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt.

Heck, even the investment-level Billy Reid West Village Leather Jacket is 30 percent off through the Billy Reid Winter Event.

Best leather jacket for men.

Opportunities like this don’t come around very often — only around the holidays with a brand like Billy Reid, it seems — so be prepared to dive into these stellar sale picks and come out the other side looking refined, classic and utterly cool for the new year. Cheers to 2023, my friends.

The Sunday Sale: Shop the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals From Taylor Stitch Before They’re Gone

Friends, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, is it not? It’s certainly as wonderful a time as any to do a little shopping, like stocking up on the best menswear deals at Taylor Stitch during what just might be the best weekend of the year (for shopping and turkey time, of course). It’s certainly the case if you’re a menswear enthusiast and want to save on the best men’s style essentials — period — at one of your favorite brands for a very limited time.

The deal in question is about as good as it gets: Through today, get 20% off sitewide at Taylor Stitch for Black Friday weekend style deals, and get $20 back in store credit for orders over $100. That’s not the only thing Taylor Stitch has cooking. For Cyber Monday, you can get 30% off sitewide, and $30 in credit on orders of more than $100, at your favorite menswear brand.

Best menswear deals for Black Friday.

If both of those deals sound too good to be true, that’s because, well, they normally are — it’s not every day Taylor Stitch menswear goes on sale. In fact, the famed brand — known for everything from one of the best flannel shirts to the rugged Taylor Stitch Moto Collection — doesn’t normally offer much of its line at a discount at all, aside from the always cool, always innovative Taylor Stitch Workshop.

If you ask me, that means you’ve got your work cut out for you when it comes time to shop for the best on-sale menswear, including 20% off sitewide for Black Friday and a whopping 30% off sitewide for Cyber Monday at Taylor Stitch. Now’s the time to shop, stock up and save — act accordingly this holiday season, my friends.

The Friday Read: The Weekend’s Best Shopping Deals, Winter Style & New HIRSCH Whiskey

If you ask me, it seems the menswear calendar has been moving at an ever-faster clip as of late, be it a seemingly earlier-than-usual start to holiday shopping deals or a quicker-than-normal jump to the best Black Friday deals — right after Halloween, in fact. You might recognize that lineup above, filled with some of the best men’s boots, and it’s worth keeping just about every sort of deal in mind heading into Black Friday (even though, for the record, Black Friday doesn’t hit until next week!).

So, take this as a recommendation to start your weekend: My friends at Huckberry are offering some of the best early menswear deals on more gear than you can shake a stick at, so shop accordingly while you plan for the calm before the storm. With that in mind, I’m offering a few more quick pre-Black Friday shopping picks below. And then, well, I’m off to enjoy some rest and relaxation in the Caribbean sun.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been on a family vacation to Turks and Caicos since earlier this month, and I’ve got a trip to Florida to follow shortly thereafter. Of course, that won’t stop me from buying the best menswear for fall and winter right now, and it shouldn’t stop you either, my friends. Here’s to holiday shopping early and often, folks.

Best leather boots for men
  • If you keep up with the blog on the regular, I’m willing to bet you’re no stranger to the first entry on my list of recommended weekend shopping picks. Yes indeed, it’s high time you laced up a pair of the best men’s boots from the fine folks at Austin-based HELM Boots, and there’s no time quite like the present to find the rugged pair of leather boots that’s right for you (as I mentioned at the start of this post, after all). Start your search with my thoughts on the HELM Zind Boots, some of the best boots for guys to lace up now.
  • Before you can shop online for the best menswear deals, a bit of refreshment is in order, yes? That’s where my latest whiskey feature comes into play. Over at Maxim, I wrote about (and tasted!) one of the best new whiskies on the market, the new HIRSCH Whiskey Cask Strength Cognac Finish — in fact, I visited the 2022 Kentucky Derby and tried this very bourbon that same weekend back in May. Think of it like a luxe bar cart upgrade to enjoy and savor this winter.
  • Speaking of stylish early holiday deals, here’s another choice pick. Now, not to worry — I’ll have a full guide to the best deals for Black Friday early next week. In the meantime though, head over to the Huckberry Gift Guide and shop the best under-$75 gifts for everyone on your list, be it the rugged man, the whiskey enthusiast or the seasoned style vet.


That trio of style picks brings today’s Friday Read to a close. Whether you’ve got your eye on the best under-$75 gifts or perhaps one of the best new whiskies or even a rugged pair of leather boots, I’m willing to bet your seasonal shopping is off to a good start (I hope!) if you follow a few of the tips above. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Saturday Style Pick. In the meantime, cheers and thanks for reading! 

The Friday Read: The Todd Snyder Summer Sale, Tag Heuer’s New Watch & The Best Corduroy Shorts

My friends, it’s proven another busy, whirlwind week, and we’ve got plenty of ground to cover in today’s Friday Read, so let’s get right to it. I’m going to start things off in proper fashion, of course, by recommending one of the best menswear sales to shop right now: That’d be the Todd Snyder Summer Sale, which offers standout savings on some of the best menswear essentials around.

You won’t want to miss those savings, and you’d also do well to check out yesterday’s post on the best new polo to shop for the season at hand. These are the sort of style picks I’ll be shopping for on my own this weekend as I kick back and relax in Brooklyn (helped along by plenty of coffee and craft beer, of course). Be sure to follow along on my Instagram to keep up with the fun — the rest of today’s Friday Read is below, of course. Cheers, folks!

  • Now, I’m a huge fan of a refined, versatile watch, which is why it was such a treat to write up my latest feature for Maxim — head over to the site ASAP to read about and shop the new Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial, with words by yours truly. Talk about a stunner of a timepiece, ehh?
  • A guy’s wardrobe assuredly needs options when it comes to summer style, and that includes your rotation of stylish, lightweight shorts. With that in mind, I wrote all about a retro style pick that’s made a major comeback as of late: The best corduroy shorts for the season. Head over to SPY to check ’em out, my friends.
  • I mentioned it earlier, but consider this a proper introduction to one of the best men’s polos from one of the country’s best menswear designers — Todd Snyder, of course. Check out yesterday’s blog post ASAP, folks.

If you ask me, those picks will round out today’s Friday Read nicely, will they not? Here’s to starting your weekend in style — be sure to check back here for this weekend’s Style Pick of the Week, too. Cheers!