The List: Shop the Best Fall Menswear Right Now from Huckberry

It seems like there’s really not much that Huckberry doesn’t stock and sell, right? Be it the best lightweight cotton sweater (for early fall layering) or the best fall menswear, period, the San Francisco-based retailer just checks off all the right boxes if you want to get geared up in style. Add in prices that won’t break the bank, plus a host of versatile options for climates both cold and warm these days, and it’s pretty clear to me why Huckberry is one of the best retailers for men on the market. Don’t believe me? Feast your eyes on my favorite new gear picks from Huckberry, then let me know your thoughts. Cheers to fall, folks.

The Best Fall Gear for Men From Huckberry

Easymoc Cozymoc Slippers — $280

Ever wake up in the morning not wanting to slide out of bed barefoot? These cozy, stylish slippers solve that problem handily, with the sort of design you can wear on plenty of fall mornings.

Schott Sherpa-Lined CPO Jacket – $190

Sure, you love the classic leather jackets being made to this day by Schott, but what about one of the coziest shirt jackets, too? This beastly CPO Jacket is the best layer for fall weekend adventures. Find it in the Huckberry New Arrivals section.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $268

Speaking of rugged fall outerwear, well, if I’ve said it once before, I’ve said it plenty of times: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket (especially in Olive and with the richly crafted contrasting hardware) is one of the best fall jackets for men to buy now. It’s also one of Huckberry’s Bestsellers. On that note…

Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots — $215

What teams up better with one of the best fall jackets for men than with an equally well-crafted pair of the best leather Chelsea boots? Not much, which is why you’d do well to shop Huckberry Bestsellers right now.

Flint and Tinder Marled Socks — $22

Perhaps as you step back into your favorite pair of leather boots (more on those in a second), you’re realizing that you need some of the best boot socks. Flint and Tinder, of course, has you covered.

Oak Street Bootmakers Cap Toe Field Boots — $462

Speaking of your favorite pair of leather boots, well, try this handsome and undeniably rugged pair on for size from Oak Street Bootmakers. The waxed Chicago Horween® flesh leather is one-of-a-kind and will break in quite nicely over time.

Shinola Monster Automatic Watch — $1,650

Ever added a watch to your wish list so fast, it’s astonishing? The seriously cool and visually striking Shinola Monster Automatic is that very watch, no doubt about it. Wear this one every single day. Plus, the brushed bronze case will only get better over time.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Tee — $92

Sure, you can wear the impossibly cool Shinola Monster Automatic when you head out of the house, but what sort of gear should you wear when relaxing at home? How about one of the most comfortable long-sleeve T-shirts you can get your hands on, right? No doubt about it.

It’s mighty tough to sort through all the stellar gear on offer at Huckberry, but again, that’s what I’m here for these days. Whether you prefer the incredible Shinola Monster Automatic or if you just need to stock up on some basics like a pair or two (or three) of the best boot socks, they’ve got you covered (and that’s an understatement). Like what you see here? Feel free to give me a follow and let me know on Twitter.

The Sunday Sale: Head to Bespoke Post to Get Up to 50% Off on Menswear and More

You can get a bit of everything from the Bespoke Post Sale — trust me on that.

If you read this blog, or even subscribe to my newsletter, you’re well-aware of the outstanding men’s gear being stocked, sold and curated by Bespoke Post. The NYC-based company takes the cake when it comes to being one of the best subscription boxes for men, offering up monthly shipments of everything from EDC essentials to men’s grooming, cocktails and more. But that’s far from all. If you’ve spent any time on the Bespoke Post site, you know they also sell a whole host of stellar brands for men (including Taylor Stitch). It’s also as great a time as any to shop the site, seeing as it’s Labor Day weekend.

That’s where today’s Sunday Sale comes into play. We’ll dig into what exactly makes Bespoke Post tick, including the best sale picks to buy right now, from clothing to gear and more. After all, Bespoke Post sells darn near every essential for the modern man, including snifter glasses and denim jackets (as you’ll see below). Prepare yourself accordingly for the season ahead by shopping the Bespke Post Sale, my friends.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Washed 24-Month Organic ’68 Selvage — $134

One of the coolest denim jackets you can buy (on sale, no less!) right now.

How often are you able to get nearly 30 percent off one of the best men’s denim jacketsVery rarely, especially when that jacket is the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in a cool, fall-ready organic denim construction (it’s available in Small, Medium and Large as of now).

Terrane Glass Modern Snifter Glasses — $99

Sharply designed snifter glasses for fall sipping enjoyment.

See, Bespoke Post truly has everything. The transition from summer to fall is nothing if not the time to take stock of your home bar cart — might I suggest adding these snifter glasses to your rotation?

Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket in Steel Blue — $79

A classic, functional shirt jacket for early fall layering.

One of the best ways to step from summer into fall? With a versatile, lightweight shirt jacket you can wear at home, tackling yard work or on the road. Take 50 percent off one of the best shirt jackets out there, folks.

Rhythm Premium Linen Tee — $29

A classic, lightweight T-shirt for easygoing style to close out summer.

For a warm September and for fall layering beneath a rugged crewneck sweatshirt, you can’t go wrong with a stylish, breezy linen T-shirt in a rich colorway.

Urge Commute Shoe — $134

Rugged, dependable men’s leather boots for fall and beyond.

Sizes are going fast when it comes to this rugged, aptly named Commute Shoe, perhaps some of the best transitional shoes out there, thanks to the ankle lace-up boot design. Available now for 30 percent off. 

United By Blue Trail Weekender — $98

United By Blue Trail Weekender

Get one of the coolest weekender bags for your next trip this season.

We told you that the good folks at Bespoke Post have a bit of everything on sale, right? Your next fall or winter getaway just got a lot more organized, all thanks to one of the best weekender bags out there (sustainably made, too).

Nisolo Travel Derby Shoes — $89

Comfortable derby shoes fit for fall travel and days at home.

How about a deal on sustainable men’s shoes to the tune of 30 percent off? The Nisolo Travel Derby Shoes are a personal favorite, and they’ll wear well from September into October.

Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Wireless Charger — $97

An essential addition to your home office via Bespoke Post.

If your devices are always running low on a charge (guilty), then this multi-device wireless charger (available for more than 30 percent off) is a crucial pick-up.

Bridge And Burn Cole Flannel in Burgundy Plaid — $66

A pleasingly rugged flannel shirt for fall layering.

Yes indeed, my friends — you’ve just found a flannel shirt on sale for darn near 50 percent off, and considering that it’s coming from Pacific Northwest gear purveyors Bridge And Burn, it’s going to be one of the best flannel shirts on the market.

Roamers Parsons Tee — $45

Roamers Parsons Tee

An unstoppably cool henley for September on into fall.

Let’s close this Bespke Post Sale roundup out the right way — with one of the best, most affordable men’s henleys. The Roamers Parsons Tee is the ideal base layer underneath one of the best flannel shirts, and it works just as well on its own.

Folks, that’s going to put a nice capper on my rundown of my favorite picks (and hopefully yours!) from the outstanding, fast-moving Bespke Post Sale. Whatever you’ve got on your shopping list for Labor Day weekend, from one of the most affordable men’s henleys to handy essentials like a multi-device wireless charger or one of the best weekender bags, I hope you find what you’re looking for. As for me, I’d rush right on over to get a deal on the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket, seeing as those sales don’t come around very often. What’ll it be for you? Be sure to let me know your top picks via Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The List: This is All the Best New Menswear to Buy for Summer — Right Now

A perfect summer T-shirt? Yes, I certainly think so.

Folks, thanks for joining us for another edition of The List, whereby we cover the best new men’s gear and menswear each week. The theme of this week, of course? Why, that’s easy: Summer style essentials to help you power through the dog days ahead of us. That means we’ll talk about the best new T-shirt, the best men’s chinos and some essential summer boots (yes, summer  boots). Are you ready? I sure hope so — here we go. Oh, and to get in touch with me on these picks, you can find me on Twitter.

Forty Five Tee — $32

The ideal T-shirt to wear all day, every day.

OK, perhaps by now you’re sick of hearing about Forty Five Tees from Huckberry. A new in-house brand launched by the lauded retailer earlier this summer, they’re focused on making the best men’s T-shirt your money can buy. It’s a highly affordable T-shirt for summer, so consider picking one up in … every color?

Todd Snyder Terry Button Down Polo — $128

An utterly cool, retro shirt for summer.

Let’s say you want to step things up just a bit from your new favorite T-shirt … in that case, this stylish retro polo from Todd Snyder is the way to go. It’s a terry cloth polo that’s every bit as breezy and laidback as a classic tee, but with a bit more polish. One of the coolest shirts to buy for summer? Yes indeed.

Buck Mason Vintage Canvas 5-Pocket Pants — $125 

Stylish five-pocket pants to wear all summer.

What to wear with your new favorite polo? Why, that’s. Some of the most stylish pants for summer, made from a vintage cotton canvas fabric from Buck Mason, are the right way to go.

Marathon Navigator Watch — $300

The stylish everyday watch you need now.

Another recommendation for this stylish summer watch? Yes, indeed. When you want to go a bit rugged, reach for this tough everyday watch from Marathon. Rest assured, it’s stylish enough to wear with your new favorite pants and that Todd Snyder polo, but rugged enough for all of your summer adventures.

HELM Boots Bradley Tan Suede Oxfords — $285

Another pair of rugged, stylish summer shoes from HELM Boots.

If you haven’t considered some stylish suede dress shoes for your summer footwear rotation, I’d say you should start ASAP. HELM Boots has outdone itself with these rugged suede shoes for summer, which can be worn with slim light wash denim and your new favorite T-shirt or (once again), your Todd Snyder polo and Buck Mason pants. Best believe it, folks.

Grayers Bedford Stripe V-Neck Sweater — $98

An ideal sweater for chilly summer nights.

Yes, folks — we’re recommending a lightweight sweater for summer as we keep things rolling here. If you thought you’d stow away your sweaters for summer, but then were taken aback by an unexpectedly breezy summer night, this Grayers sweater, made from lightweight cotton, is the perfect lightweight summer layer.

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki — $98

The very best men’s chinos for summer — plain and simple.

This isn’t the first time you’ve read about the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos on the blog, and it assuredly won’t be the last. Some of the best men’s chinos regardless of season, they’re perfect to wear with a slim tee and your favorite sneakers. Speaking of …

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Retro sneakers to rock all summer, my friends.

Who doesn’t love a pair of vintage-style sneakers, right? Leave it to CLAE to come through again with a pair of the best men’s sneakers, one made with nubuck leather in a flattering, court-inspired silhouette. They’re assuredly the ideal everyday sneakers to carry you through summer.

Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts — $56

Beach shorts? Swim shorts? A bit of both? Yes indeed.

Looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer? Perhaps to supplement your collection currently? The Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts could be just what you need — they’re both swim shorts and casual shorts, for starters. They’re also available in a cool color that works well with your CLAE sneakers.

Sonic Editions Hemingway “Negroni Time” Print — $349

A unique and classic way to upgrade your wall art — Hemingway would approve.

Perhaps all this time at home has made you realize you need to upgrade your wall art. Look no further than the seriously cool, gallery-quality prints from Sonic Editions. I love the Hemingway “Negroni Time” print in a nod to summer sipping.

Mott and Bow Graham Slim Denim Shirt — $79

A classic and cool denim shirt to wear all summer.

As we’ve said in the past, it’s pretty cool that the makers of your favorite denim are also now making one of the best men’s shirts for summer. I think you’ll find this stylish denim shirt can be worn with plenty of your favorite summer style essentials, including vintage canvas pants and stylish suede dress shoes.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $74

Pick up this rugged henley now, then wear it all summer.

What’s an ideal layer to wear underneath a stylish denim shirt? That’s easy, folks. One of the best henleys — to be more specific, one of the best short-sleeve henleys — fits the bill nicely. Naturally, this stylish merino henley is comfortable and functional for summer’s heat.

Flint and Tinder Chore Coat — $158

Possibly the best jacket for a summer evening.

We’ve talked about what to wear when it gets hot out this summer, so now, let’s talk about a jacket to wear when it gets cold this summer. It’s going to happen when the sun goes down on certain nights, so you might as well grab this rugged chore coat from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Fisher + Baker Greenwich Anorak — $498

Your new favorite jacket for summer.

Now, let’s talk about the perfect jacket for summer rain — that would just so happen to be this rugged anorak from Fisher + Baker. Easy to wear thanks to the mobile cut & featuring space for your everyday carry essentials, it’s one of summer’s best jackets.

Chill Boys Performance Bamboo Boxer Briefs — $29.95

Stylish, effective performance boxer briefs.

Hey, it’s hot out there. Stay cool and comfortable in style with these performance boxer briefs from Chill Boys — think of them like compression shorts, but better and easier to wear on the daily. I’ve been testing them out recently (thanks to the brand for sending!) & can’t recommend them enough.
Billykirk No. 237 Briefcase — $450

A durable, rugged everyday bag.

The best men’s bag for your everyday carry can be found right here, folks. I’m not exaggerating, either — Billykirk has a long history of making some off the most rugged bags for men, including this handsome waxed canvas and leather briefcase.
My friends, it seems we’ve once again run the gamut when it comes to the best men’s gear, covering everything from one of the most rugged bags for men to a stylish denim shirt and even a neat & unexpected way to upgrade your wall art. What was your favorite from the above picks? I’m always drawn toward pieces like a rugged chore coat from Flint and Tinder or, say, equally rugged suede shoes.  But maybe, just maybe, you want to go  more casual  with something like the Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts or some vintage-style sneakers? It’s all on the table today, and that’s good news for us menswear fans indeed. Again, let me know on Twitter if you end up shopping any of these summer gear picks. Cheers, my friends!

The List: Dress for the Polar Vortex with the Best New Gear for Winter

A seriously warm, rugged layer for your next winter adventure.

Just when you thought it was going to get a bit tougher to stay warm in style this winter, well, we’re back with another seasonally friendly edition of The List. And we’re kicking it off in a big way with the very pick shown above — the Flint and Tinder Expedition Shirt Jacket, the latest and greatest from the American-made menswear pioneers at F & T (and Huckberry). This is but one essential you need as you plan for how to dress for the polar vortex. It’ll serve as a welcome complement to the rest of the winter style essentials on this list … which you’re going to find out about if you keep scrolling, from the best men’s jeans to your new favorite winter coat. We’ll start it right now with three winter layering picks you need now, and we’ll go from there. Happy shopping, folks.

Flint and Tinder Expedition Shirt Jacket — $178

A rugged, tough shirt jacket that’ll provide non-stop warmth and comfort.

Leave it to Flint and Tinder to come up with one of the best men’s shirt jackets — a unique combination of remarkably durable 15.8-oz. double-layer flannel and wool for maximum warmth. It’s perfect to wear with your favorite henley, and it’s certainly among the best gear to wear on a cold morning.

Mott and Bow French Terry Sweatshirt — $89

A classic crewneck to wear with your favorite men’s jeans.

Meet the second of three must-have winter layers we’re featuring to kick off this piece — believe me, there’s plenty more, but these three picks just stood out right away. Crucially, the makers of your favorite denim are now crafting a classic crewneck sweatshirt, one that works at the office and on the weekend.

Western Rise AirLoft Quilted Jacket — $228

Tough, versatile & easy to layer — all critical for winter layering.

Yes, it’s true — your winter outerwear rotation needs a tough quilted jacket as much as it needs one of the best men’s shirt jackets, and this rugged Western Rise jacket is the right purchase to make now — the 4-way stretch insulation makes it one of the warmest winter jackets you can slip on right now.

Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers — $148

Durable, stylish trousers for any day of the week.

OK, so we just finished talking about gear like a tough quilted jacket,  a classic crewneck sweatshirt and one of the best men’s shirt jackets — but what are you going to wear with each of those pieces? Meet some of the best men’s trousers for your hard-earned dollars, the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers. Well-made, durable and versatile to wear to work or a whiskey distillery.

Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Oil — $30

The best beard oil your money can buy — no doubt about it.

The folks at Duke Cannon won’t stop until they’ve crafted a full arsenal of the best beard products on the planet — including the highly functional Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Oil, some of the best stuff to tame your mane & liven up your beard and skin this winter.

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

The sleek picks to round out your EDC this winter.

What do all of the above men’s style essentials have in common? Well, they all work particularly well as you dress for winter adventures — especially the Bespoke Post Point Box, packed with all the best everyday carry essentials you could want … and it’s only $45.

Flint and Tinder Full-Grain Leather Dopp Kit — $68

A rugged-yet-refined leather dopp kit from Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of everyday carry essentials, well, if you travel a lot, you surely need one of the best dopp kits for men — and luckily, the folks at Flint and Tinder are now making one of those, too. This stylish leather dopp kit is durable, refined and ready to handle your grooming essentials.

Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt (Huckberry Exclusive) — $248

Another overshirt in this week’s edition of The List, all the better to layer up this winter.

Now, you might notice that some of the gear picks on this list are a bit, well pricey. And the same can be said for this rugged sherpa overshirt from America’s foremost menswear designer, Todd Snyder. That being said, the Sherpa Overshirt is a one-of-a-kind item stocked by Huckberry, so you’d do well to pick it up.

Nicks Boots Americana Boots — $529 

Step out in style with the best leather boots — they’re tough to top.

Before you can get out on an adventure with your everyday carry essentials (and perhaps the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers), you’re going to need to be wearing the right pair of boots. In this instance, you won’t find a tougher pair of leather boots than the remarkable Nicks Boots Americana Boots. Too perfect for winter.

Fjallraven Lappland Merino Henley — $150

A durable, performance-minded henley from Fjallraven.

OK, you’ve got one of the best men’s shirt jackets for winter – what’s your base layer? Answer: It’s the rugged, layering-friendly Fjallraven Lappland Merino Henley, made with merino wool to wick away moisture while providing cozy comfort. It’s your new favorite henley, it’s from Fjallraven … you need it now.

Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Wool Blazer — $298

Say hello to your new favorite blazer.

Yes, folks … they did it. Flint and Tinder made a blazer. Not just any blazer … the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Wool Blazer could easily be one of the best winter blazers you’ll throw on this year, what with its wool-blend construction and tailored fit.

Howler Brothers ATX Work Pants — $99

These tough work pants are a reliable winter snowpant substitute.

When the going gets tough, the tough (like yourself) step into some of the best men’s work pants — these Howler Brothers pants are uniquely suited to handle winter weather and weekend projects.
Astorflex Dukeflex Boots — $155

Lace up these handsome, versatile suede boots for any occasion.

Are these dress shoes? Are they stylish boots? Are they a bit of both? Yes, the Astorflex Dukeflex are all of the above, and you should wear them freely with a classic crewneck sweatshirt and the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers.
Armitron Brown Leather Watch — $45

Surprisingly stylish and effective for the price — well-done, Armitron.

To counteract some of the more investment-level pieces on this list, throw on the best casual watch at an affordable — very affordable — price. It’s the perfect complement to laidback gear like a tough quilted jacket and some of the best men’s trousers.
Whiskey Peaks Half-Dome Beer Glasses — $30

Cheers to the season — these are some of the best, coolest beer glasses for your favorite beverage.

What goes well with all of the winter style picks shown above? Why, an ice-cold beer — preferably served in some well-made beer glasses like the Whiskey Peaks Half-Dome Beer Glasses shown above. Cheers!
Corridor NYC Unity Plaid Shirt — $111.98

You won’t be able to stop wearing this rugged flannel shirt.

What goes great with your favorite beer? Why, an utterly classic flannel shirt from Corridor NYC, that’s what. Wear this as often as you can, potentially layered up with that Fjallraven henley.
OK, that’s it. That’s this week’s entry. Do you have a favorite from the above picks? Maybe a classic flannel shirt from Corridor NYC? Perhaps the Flint and Tinder shirt jacket at the very top of the post? Or potentially, a Western Rise jacket or the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers are going to finalize your perfect winter ensemble. Can’t forget the EDC-packed Bespoke Post Point Box or Duke Cannon’s Big Bourbon Beard Oil — the point is, this post is packed with (nearly) everything you need for winter. That’s all there is to it.

 

The List: Upgrade Your Winter Style with these Top Gear Picks for February

It’s about time to get your credit card handy and step right up to peruse another edition of The List. We already kicked off last month (2018!) in style with the best men’s gear for January, and we’re back at it again today with another set of picks sure to take up more space in your closet. We’ve got handy accessories — like a rugged watch roll for storing your favorite timepieces —  and we’ve even got, well, your next watch purchase. That is to say, it’s all covered here on The Style Guide. Happy shopping, my friends (oh, and feel free to check in on Twitter if you end up making any purchases!). So, here we go …

Nau Utility Down Field Jacket — $305.98

A tailored silhouette, technical performance and a look that’s reminiscent of a modern take on the classic field jacket? Nau gets it right with the Down Utility Field Jacket, folks.

 

Worn & Wound Canvas and Leather Watch Fold — $95

A handsome and rugged watch roll for storing your favorite watches.

Worn & Wound has been in the accessories game for a bit now, and it’s not hard to see why when pieces like the Canvas and Leather Watch Fold are so well-made and sharp-looking.

Szanto Vintage Dive Watch 5203 — $249.98

A durably crafted, utterly “timeless” timepiece.

What watch are you going to store in your Canvas and Leather Watch Fold? Well, one of ’em should certainly be the Szanto Vintage Dive Watch, my friends. A beautiful and reasonably priced rugged leather watch.

Myles Apparel Elements Crew — $65.98

A dependable crewneck sweatshirt that blends functionality and classic styling.

The Myles Apparel Elements Crew is anything but a basic crewneck, crafted from Storm Cotton — it just so happens to be water-repellent. Definitely break out this rugged crewneck sweatshirt for your next morning run.
Tanner Goods Drifter Dopp Kit — $75

Tanner Goods makes everything — even its dopp kits — the right way. Rest assured of that.

Need a new dopp kit? Want a new dopp kit? Either way, the Tanner Goods Drifter Dopp Kit is going to keep all your men’s grooming essentials quite nicely organized on the road.

Outerknown Lowtide Sweats — $74.98

Tapered sweatpants in a neutral color, perfect for cozy weekend wear.

Outerknown reliably blends style and sustainability, and the brand’s Lowtide Sweats do so in a way that’s affordable and modern.

Oak Street Bootmakers Natural Dainite Summit Boots — $526

Remarkable boots, made with long-lasting performance and timeless style.

The folks at Oak Street Bootmakers sure can make a heck of a pair of boots — the Natural Dainite Summit Boots are evidence of that, to be sure.

Grayers Oakleigh Classic Oxford in White — $88

The right shirt to wear for … just about any occasion, truly.

If it’s a classic Oxford shirt you need in your wardobe, well, the Grayers Oakleigh Classic Oxford fits the bill in both name and styling potential.

SeaVees Bayside Moc — $106

Is this the perfect casual weekend sneaker? It just might be, it just might be.

Is it impossible to wear sneakers in the winter? Not necessarily, especially when they feature the moc toe construction of the SeaVees Bayside Moc, plus stellar (and casual) looks.

Taylor Stitch The Minimalist Billfold in Brown — $98

A well-crafted wallet that fits right in alongside your slim Taylor Stitch chinos.

Can Taylor Stitch do it all? Yes, yes they can — the Minimalist Billfold is a perfect example of the way they get the little details right, even in terms of accessories.

We only have one thing left to do now … solidify what exactly you’re buying from this round of The List! Chime in via the comments below to let me know what’s on your radar. Thanks for reading!

-Beau

The List: Kick Off the New Year in Style with the Best Men’s Gear

Alright, my friends … can you believe it’s time to start another edition of The List? The first one 2018, at that?? If you’re just joining us for the first time on The Style Guide, welcome aboard as we start another year of bettering ourselves through style. That’s what it’s all about, right? And there are some certain items, from a great pair of classic black denim to stylish brown leather boots, that just tend to help you look, feel and dress your best. That’s what we’ve rounded up in this first edition of The List, so come along for the ride and feel free to leave me some feedback on Twitter — let’s go!

Flint and Tinder All-American Washed Jeans in Stonewashed Black — $118

Slim-fitting stonewashed jeans in a cool shade of black.

Looking for the perfect pair of black denim? Flint and Tinder might have just come through with the All-American Jeans in Stonewashed Black. Ideal for your next rock concert.

 

Filson Watch Cap — $45

A dependable watch cap from a brand that knows how to make ’em.

The cold chill of winter has finally swept in … but the Filson Watch Cap is the dependable winter hat you need to help you through, my friend.
Fourlaps Rush Jogger — $78

Slim joggers that work for lounging or actually working out. Truly!

Do you need these joggers in your life? Well, do you need to stay cozy and comfortable this winter? That’d be yes to both — plus, they work even better at the gym as you jumpstart your New Year’s resolutions.
Thorogood Belloit Boots — $229.98

Beautifully rugged boots that can take a beating this winter.

The Thorogood Belloit Boots are, to put it quite simply, the type of rugged leather boots that you actually look forward to wearing in the winter. And at that price? Get the Belloit Boots on your feet now.
Life/After/Denim Oak Park Cardigan in Navy — $198

A substantial upgrade over your weekend hoodie, that’s for sure.

Why is it worth it to shell out nearly $200 for this Life/After/Denim cardigan? Well, the Oak Park Cardigan is at once rugged and refined, able to layer up over your favorite henley or a classic chambray shirt and a knit tie in equal measure.
GrowlerWerks uPint — $30

Quite the way to enjoy your favorite beer, don’t you think?

Here’s one for all you craft beer fans out there — the GrowlerWerks uPint is every bit as good as the rest of the GrowlerWerks line. And yet, the uPint is just a smaller way to keep your favorite brew cold and fresh.
Taylor Stitch Chore Blanket-Lined Jacket — $198

A durable Taylor Stitch jacket with a warm blanket lining? That’s as good as it gets.

Taylor Stitch knows all about the gear you need this winter, and the durably crafted Taylor Stitch Chore Blanket-Lined Jacket is cozy and stylish, plus tough as heck.
Farmhouse Pottery Fir Candle — $30.98

A small apartment or home upgrade that makes a difference.

Because life is about more than clothes, I’m recommending the Farmhouse Pottery Fir Candle. I always like to have a candle going when I’m at my apartment blogging or hanging out, and this Fir Candle offers a pleasant, rugged scent.
Taylor Stitch The Crater Shirt in Navy Plaid — $128

A classic Taylor Stitch shirt in a cool Navy Plaid — now, how about that?

We’re letting Taylor Stitch have another spot in this edition of The List simply because the Crater Shirt is too well-made and too stylish to pass up. Wouldn’t you agree? Wear this with some Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos, and you’re all set.
Vague Watch Co. Brown GMT Watch —$290

A refined-yet-rugged leather watch that looks great with darn near anything.

This edition of The List gets closed out with the stunning, relatively affordable Vague Watch Co. Brown GMT Watch. It’s a durable leather watch that’ll pair well with a tan herringbone blazer and blue denim, or alongside slim joggers and a thermal crewneck — it’s as easy as that.
OK, friends — we’re wrapped up with this edition of The List! How’d we do? What piece of gear is your favorite? I’ll tell you this … I positively can’t get enough of the Thorogood Belloit Boots, and that’s the last word on that! Feel free to weigh in via the comments below, or via The Style Guide Facebook page.
Happy New Year, and happy shopping!
-Beau

The List: The Best New Gear to Buy Right Now

It’s time for our second edition of The List. If you missed out on the first entry in this ongoing series earlier this summer, the gist is simple. The List is a semi-regular compilation of anything and everything under the sun — mostly #menswear-related — that catches the eye of your Style Guide team of one. Ranked in no particular order, it’s simply a roundup of the best gear to buy right now. From stylish leather watches to classic summer sneakers and essential travel gear, we’re going to cover a bit of everything. To follow along with my style minute-by-minute in the meantime, check out my Instagram account. Enjoy today’s List, and we’ll see you on the other side.

Timex

Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock in Petrol Blue — $109

Newgate clocks

An essential, refined and stylish finishing touch.

Ever feel like your home or office is missing something? The crisp, essential and handsome Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock is here to change that.

Florsheim Forward Lo Lace-up — $99.90

Florsheim

Rich brown leather meets a sleek black outsole for a stylish set of sneakers.

In need of stylish summer sneakers? As I found out on a weekend trip to Philly, the Florsheim Forward Lo Lace-ups blend comfort and head-turning style thanks to rich brown leather.
Greats

Line of Trade Waxed Canvas Watch Roll — $75 ($50 When Joining Bespoke Post)

A rugged, functional and great-looking way to store your growing watch collection.

Need a reliable, durable way to store your watch collection? Grab the Line of Trade Waxed Canvas Roll and fill it with watch after watch.

Iron and Resin Logan Shorts — $74.98

Iron and Resin

The comfort of a drawstring waistband and the style of an old-school pair of shorts.

As seen in this site’s guide to the best men’s shorts for summer, the Logan Short blends the comfort of a drawstring waistband with the functionality of utility shorts. Try ’em out with a slim-fit white polo this summer.

Art of Manliness Take Action Poster — $10

A smart-looking, unique way to add some life to your living room or den.

If you want to upgrade you wall art in a hurry, there’s no better way to do it than with a masculine, rugged and conversation-starting poster.

Criquet Shirts Club Shirt in Navy and Coral Stripe — $84

Criquet Shirts

Just different enough from your standard polo — and made with quality materials, too.

A stylish polo shirt is something every guy needs in his closet this summer — with a retro-leaning design and clean fit, the Criquet Shirts Club Shirt is the one to buy.

Pocket Square Clothing Clare Necktie — $56

Bespoke Post

The right width, the right look and the right color for a summer wedding.

Summer wedding style is likely on your mind — the simple and summer-ready Clare Necktie from the good folks at Bespoke Post should ease the burden of picking out a tie for your next one.

Nisolo Durango Dopp Kit — $98

Nisolo

The leather dopp kit you didn’t know you needed.

A well-made, refined dopp kit — surely, one of the best men’s dopp kits — should be in your bag on your next road trip.

That’ll wrap up today’s set of picks for The List — which of these was your favorite? I like the Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock the most, personally. At any rate — thanks for reading, thanks for your feedback and we’ll catch you on Friday for another weekly men’s style recap.

-Beau

Sutro Shoes Inc.

The Friday Read: Viral Instagram Poses, Summer Seersucker and The Strokes

Editor’s note: Expect these posts once a week on Fridays — consider this a jumpstart on reading for your weekend downtime. Expect a mix of style and non-style content. For more entries, click here.  

How was your week? As it seems with most of these posts as of late, it’s the capper on another extremely busy one here at The Style Guide. It admittedly took me a day or two to get back into the swing of things after an extraordinarily fun weekend with great friends at the epic Governors Ball here in NYC; for more on the #menswear I brought with me, check out that post. There’s really nothing like great live music, and if you get the chance to check out any summer music festivals, I’d urge you to do so (in fact, we’ve got a summer festival style guide all set for you). Aside from that, it was great to catch up with the fine folks at JackThreads to see what they’ve got in store for the coming summer season, and we’re deep in the throes of preparing for Father’s Day over at The Style Guide HQ. What are you getting your dad this year? Check out my Father’s Day gift guide for more suggestions. Before you move onto the next task (or the next browser tab), stick around for a bit and check out this week’s #menswear news. For more random style musings, follow my stylish alter ego on Twitter, and check back here on the blog for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week.

  • The debut issue of GQ Style gets right into it by covering the viral Instagram pose you should never strike again — who even knew there was such a thing?
  • In the spirit of true summer style, the great folks at Maxim talk over the only 5 seersucker items you need this summer.
  • Here’s a style note for you: If you find yourself in the L.A. area this summer, be sure to check out the great pop-up shop being convened by the fine folks at Bridge & Burn (a Style Guide favorite); they’re running a special partnership with the team behind the Liberty Fairs trade show — that’s at 8366 1/2 West 3rd Street in L.A., if you get curious.
  • To close things out on a non-style note, it was an absolute treat to see The Strokes rock out at Governor’s Ball this past weekend — PAPER examines why New Yorkers love The Strokes.

Not done reading yet?

  • In addition to some of my choice Father’s Day picks on The Style Guide, I just had to cover essential Father’s Day gifts over at The Manual — some pieces were so great, they made it into both features!
  • If you still find yourself in need of summer swimwear, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Style Guide feature — and in the meantime, scoop up a great pair of JackThreads Swim Trunks.

So, that closes out another Friday Read; enjoy your weekend!

And as always… stay stylish,

-Beau

The Product Review: Thursday Boot Company Diplomat Boot

Editor’s note: For a full set of product reviews covering everything #menswear — from watches to chinos — click here. Click here to shop boots, too. 

Getting out and about in NYC with the Color No. 8 Diplomat Boot from Thursday Boot Company. Slim tan chinos by Banana Republic. Striped henley by J. Crew Fisherman Cardigan by JackThreads. Merino watch cap by American Trench. Buffalo Bobber Leather Gloves by Iron & Resin.

Getting out and about at the High Line in NYC with the Thursday Boot Company Color No. 8 Diplomat Boot. Slim tan chinos by Banana Republic. Striped henley by J. Crew Fisherman Cardigan by JackThreads. Merino watch cap by American Trench. Buffalo Bobber Leather Gloves by Iron & Resin. Glasses by Warby Parker.

If you peruse the pages of this blog from time to time looking for the best boots for men, certain brands definitely tend to pop up consistently for their mix of affordability, dependability and, in the case of Thursday Boot Company, seasonality. Without a doubt, there are certain pairs of men’s boots that can’t be beat. That is to say, in the depths of winter for a lot us, you need sturdy, tough footwear that can carry you through slush and snow to your car (or the subway), and then wherever the heck else you might need to go — be it a concert, a date, you name it.  So that’s what we’re looking at today. The brand’s men’s boots have been featured here prominently before, including a review of the Chocolate Suede Scout Chukka and the dearly departed Roughout Captain Boot. First launched as a Kickstarter project not even two years ago, the brand continues to make splashes with well-timed and well-executed releases — including its more premium Black Label line and unique silhouettes like the hiker-inspired Commander. But one boot in particular is the focus of today’s post — the Color No. 8 Diplomat Boot.

Florsheim

The silhouette definitely calls to mind the classic Red Wing Heritage Moc Toe Boot, yet the Thursday iteration is sleeker and more refined. There’s something to be said for that, despite the fact that it’s a moc toe boot. This pair forgoes the classic yellow laces in favor of sleeker flat-wax laces, just as the Roughout Captain Boot. And the sleekness and quality of this pair for the price is evident as soon as you get them out of the box. Looking for a boot that’s just different enough than a captoe boot or a chukka boot — yet still versatile and sufficiently sharp — is a somewhat tricky endeavor, but these boots fill that void nicely.

Unboxing the Diplomat Boot from Thursday Boot Company. Big fans of these guys.

Unboxing the Diplomat Boot from Thursday Boot Company. Big fans of these guys.

Crucially, they make use of renowned Horween leather in that covetable Color No. 8 shade that’s popped up on everything from boots to watch straps in recent years. The change of pace from a roughout leather or a dark brown or black boot is refreshing, yet it’s not as distinctive as, say, a Dr. Martens Boot. These also look similar, in a way, to the much more expensive and revered Alden Indy Boots, another set of men’s boots worth buying.

That’s a very good thing — these look sporty thanks to the ridged Vibram Christy sole, yet I still found they paired comfortably with tan chinos and a striped henley for exploring around Manhattan. I did find (and I’ve found with other boots in this style), that the leather breaks in easier than other leathers — and because of the shine of this pair, it shows creases more easily (as you can see below). However, it’s nothing some well-timed leather care can’t fix, and it definitely doesn’t detract from their wearability.

Lining them up after a few weeks of wear. With some care and treatment, the Color No. 8 Diplomat Boot should hold up just fine.

Lining them up after a few weeks of wear. With some care and treatment, the Color No. 8 Diplomat Boot should hold up just fine.

That’s another area in which this pair of rugged leather boots excels — the versatility, erm, department. I’ve broken them out with a slim chambray shirt and a wool blazer, and I’ve rocked them with the aforementioned tan chinos, too. A trim pair of denim breaks just right on the bend of the boots, making for a pretty sleek look (something that can help everyone out). I could definitely see them working well with some wool trousers and perhaps a navy crewneck sweater on a more casual day at the office. The burgundy color would also pop nicely with some trim black denim (more on that later this week), and they’re going to fit right in with lightwash jeans in the spring, too. Seriously, the best leather boots for men can take you just about anywhere.

One of two other options in the brand's Diplomat silhouette, this one made out of Natural Horween leather.

One of two other options in the brand’s Diplomat silhouette, this one made out of Natural Horween leather.

The white ripple sole might cause some to shy away from these leather boots for men — after all, it’s different than what we’re normally accustomed to seeing in the way of boots. But that again makes it a nice style move. It’s not as if these boots are absurdly priced, so if you’ve been looking to try something different, this is but one way to go. The Diplomat line  also features a pair of Natural Horween leather boots with a Goodyear-welted sole, and a pair in Brown leather. So, the Color No. 8 pair is just one way to make an impression.

And yet, it’s the pair I’ve found myself gravitating toward the most. Thankfully, the other details work out as promised. The eyelets and laces have held up well trekking through the Brooklyn snow, although the lack of extreme traction could be a bit tricky in some instances. However, the Vibram sole is also as comfortable as advertised, even when worn for long periods of time. They run true to size, so there was no slippage (or cramping up of my feet, conversely) with some striped socks. Some have had issues with stitching imperfections or other problems around the sole, but there were no major problems with this pair — again, one reason why it’s worth it to pony up for a pair of these as opposed to something from, say, H&M.

They’re nice enough that if you were feeling adventurous, you could rock them with a slim grey flannel suit and a chambray dress shirt. Make sure you nail the break of those trousers and you’re all set. And that’s about all you can ask for from a sub-$250 pair of boots, especially ones made from Color No. 8 Horween Chromexcel leather. From chinos to jeans to wool trousers, they can do it all. Even on days besides Thursday (see what I did there?).

For more of my favorite boots, check out Taylor Stitch, shop the pages of Huckberry or find another pick for men’s leather boots here.

Have you tried out some boots from Thursday Boot Company yet? How would you style this pair?

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