The List: Here’s All The Best New Gear You Need This Month

The right jacket for the job — among this week’s other gear picks.

Contemplating what to buy and what to wear this spring? Contemplate no more — this week’s edition of The List has all the best new gear to  buy right now, from your new favorite spring jacket (shown above) to essential leather dress shoes, stylish spring shirting and plenty more. These are trying times we live in, but the best gear is still a must, even if you make use of it for solo hikes rather than crowded bar jaunts. For times like these, where blustery weather can often get the best of you, you need gear that can pass muster — that goes for the office as well as happy hour. Starting with the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker  shown above, I promise we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get right to it.

Relwen Peached Sailcloth Tanker — $298

Durable, dependable and ready to layer.

The time has come to layer up with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s an indisputable fact that the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker is the right jacket for the job. It’s water and wind-resistant, and made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend. It’s the perfect jacket for spring travel, I should think.

HELM Boots Nils Natural Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Clean, sleek dress shoes for your next spring wedding or day on the job.

You know those stylish leather dress shoes I mentioned above? Here they are, courtesy of Austin-based HELM Boots. They’re classic leather dress shoes made from leather that’ll only get better over time. Wear them with slim charcoal chinos this spring. On that note …

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Slate — $98

Step out just about anywhere in these stylish pants.

As reliable a standy as it gets — and a longtime favorite of the blog — the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (especially in the Slate shade shown here) are some of the best men’s five-pocket pants your money can buy, perfect to pair with classic leather dress shoes and a crisp Oxford shirt any day of the week (more on that in a moment, though).

Buck Mason Perfect Oxford One Pocket Shirt — $95

A newly classic Oxford shirt up for the taking.

Are you sensing the start of a great ensemble here? From some of the best men’s five-pocket pants to the inclusion of classic leather dress shoes, all that’s missing is an essential Oxford shirt. In a fitting early spring color, Buck Mason steps up and delivers your new favorite shirt.

Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie in Heather Grey — $118

The best hooded sweatshirt for your weekend style pursuits.

Hey, not every day is going to be a day to throw on an Oxford shirt and head to the office. For casual weekend style pursuits, the best men’s hooded sweatshirt will do. And with that, you need the Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie. Wear it over a classic slub tee. Which reminds me …

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Tee — $162 (6-Pack)

A 6-pack of classic tees you can wear as often as you please for spring.

Get a stylish T-shirt for (nearly) every day of the week — and in classic, versatile, easy-to-layer colors from Mott and Bow. The quality is evident when it comes to these, seeing as they’re made with the same care as the brand’s stylish denim. All that adds up to some of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, easily.

Grayers Olsen Stripe Shirt — $88

The right striped shirt for all your spring style needs.

Grayers delivers the stylish, breezy shirt you need for spring, and then some. This striped short-sleeve buttondown is made from soft, comfortable fabric, so it’s ideal to pair with, say, some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy polo to wear with your new favorite chinos (and more).

Speaking of stylish short-sleeve shirts for spring, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite polo — the Wellen Hemp Polo is ready for nearly anything, from happy hour to a day at the office.

About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch — $375

Durable, rugged and dependable — that’s what this watch brings to your collection.

What could be cooler or more essential for spring than a rugged dive watch? Especially one made with vintage style in mind? Folks, there’s truly not much, and that’s why this About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch is one of the best men’s dive watches to buy right now.

NICESTUFF Clothing Short-Sleeve Shirt — $115

The right short-sleeve shirt to reach for this spring.

As you can see from this post, we’re all about some of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for spring, especially this finely tailored and ever-so-slightly dressy number from NICESTUFF Clothing. It’s made with melange knit fabric and perfect for layering with a lightweight spring sweater (or wearing on its own, at that).

Relwen French Loop Crewneck — $118

A lightweight crewneck that’ll turn into an essential layer this spring.

Yes indeed, we turn to more gear from Relwen here — we started this post off with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s high time we kept things rolling with a stylish lightweight sweater. This French Terry crewneck is one of the best layers this season has to offer, undoubtedly.

VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers — $60

Classic and easygoing spring sneakers for everyday wear.

That’s right — for only $60, you’re getting some of the coolest men’s sneakers around, and from a fruitful partnership from two iconic brands. These two-tone VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers are as good as it gets. Wear ’em with a stylish lightweight sweater and some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Rugged-yet0classic dark blue denim from Flint and Tinder.

OK, so we’re here again with some of the best men’s pants — and they’re coming once more from Flint and Tinder. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans have everything you love about a stylish pair of denim, yet they’re easier to wear thanks to that crucial stretch. In short, yes, they’re your new favorite pair of jeans.

Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker — $375

The perfect coffee maker for a perfect cup of coffee.

Hey, let’s close this roundup of the best men’s gear out with a real shot in the arm, ehh? For your weekend adventures and your workday pursuits, you need a great cup of coffee — and the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is assuredly going to deliver that to you.

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So, that brings us to the end of another edition of The List. What new spring gear do you have your eye on? Perhaps an essential home good like the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is going in your shopping cart? Or else, what about your work day style demands — in that regard, picks like classic leather dress shoes  or your new favorite shirt are the way to go. One thing is clear: The demands of the season, both in matters of style and weather, have never been greater — right? So, equip yourself accordingly, then let me know what you think of these gear picks on Twitter.

 

The List: Get Ready for a New Week with the Best New Menswear

The perfect sweatshirt to step into early (early) spring? Quite nearly.

Today’s edition of The List is going to get right to the point — nothing but the classics, the greatest hits, the best takes on the best new menswear to be found on the Internet (OK, that’s a stretch … but still). Early March is an interesting time, especially in Brooklyn — any day could bring everything from rain to warm breezes to (gulp) snow … so you’ll find one of the best crewneck sweatshirts in the mix as seen above, along with plenty of your new favorite menswear picks (again, all classics). OK, let’s go to work.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year French Terry Crewneck — $88

A classic crewneck that’s as versatile as it gets.

When the folks at Huckberry and Flint and Tinder put their minds to releasing one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, you can be sure they’re going to, well, succeed. The 10-Year French Terry Crewneck will last at least that long, so be prepared to get plenty of wear out of it.

HELM Boots Railroad Boots — $395

Durable, rugged boots that’ll only get better (and better) with age.

OK, so you know what goes exceptionally well with one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts? A great pair of rugged leather boots, particularly from HELM Boots. These are built for early spring and beyond, and there’s no doubt that the HELM Boots Railroad Boots will only get better with age. Better still? If you’ve never bought from the brand, you can get $50 off your first purchase with HELM Boots, plus free shipping, right now.

Faherty Brand Movement Shirt — $148

A tailored, versatile everyday dress shirt from Faherty Brand.

Every guy needs a versatile everyday shirt — the kind you can wear with, say, a stylish crewneck and leather boots as well as with a slim spring blazer and chinos (more on your blazer in a second). The Faherty Brand Movement Shirt is, in that regard, the perfect everyday shirt.

Vetra Broken Twill Blazer — $135.98

A classic, casual-yet-versatile men’s blazer for spring.

In the way of men’s style essentials, it’s tough to top a lightweight blazer for spring. Apt for wearing with your favorite Oxford shirt or else layered up with a classic crewneck sweatshirt for casual style, the Vetra Broken Twill Blazer just gets the job done.

Mott and Bow Laight Slim Jeans — $118

The slim light wash jeans you’ll want to wear all spring.

As we move into spring, there’s one style of essential men’s jeans that begins to separate itself from the pack — a pair of stylish light wash jeans, especially a well-made and reasonably priced pair from Mott and Bow.

Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket in Indigo Corduroy — $188

A classic and seriously cool jacket from Taylor Stitch.

Can the team at Taylor Stitch ever stop churning out some of the best new menswear on the planet? Apparently not, because the Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket, featuring a classic bomber construction and rich indigo-dyed corduroy for spring layering … is simply one of the coolest men’s jackets your author has seen in some time.

Jack Mason Aviator Watch — $195

The tough construction and easily wearable watch to buy now.

With a rather unique design — white dial, black leather strap, eye-catching orange dial markings — the Jack Mason Aviator Watch is just different enough. Consider adding this versatile, tough timepiece to your collection for a new season.

Western Rise X Cotton Everyday Tee — $48

A classic cotton tee made with innovative fabric.

Is it T-shirt weather yet? Maybe so — and that’s why you need one of the best men’s T-shirts, particularly this versatile piece from Western Rise. It’s made from cotton, polyester and spandex, making it perhaps the perfect T-shirt for travel (and of course, the everyday).

Duke Cannon Great American Beard Oil – Made with Budweiser — $30

Beard oil made with Budweiser? You better believe it.

You can’t end an edition of The List without talking about the best men’s grooming essentials — namely, the Great American Beard Oil from Duke Cannon, made with Budweiser (yes, Budweiser). The cedarwood scent is excellent, and that’s only part of what makes it the best men’s beard oil out there.

Hawthorne Face Lotion — Price Varies

Some of the best face lotion to buy right now.

The folks at Hawthorne — who I’ve previously covered at The Manual — continue to expand their line of men’s grooming essentials with a seriously effective moisturizer, made in part with shea butter. It’s some of the best moisturizer I’ve used in some time, so I’d say you should take the brand’s quiz to tailor your skincare routine expertly.

Billy Reid Louis Henley — $150 

Your new favorite henley? Quite possibly.

When you want premium menswear that’s rugged and classic at the same time, you want Billy Reid. Specifically, you want one of the best men’s henleys from the brand, the kind you can wear with nearly anything else on this list (stylish light wash jeans included).

LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker — $89

The stylish, effective speaker you need for your home now.

Let’s pivot to the best wireless speaker for your home, office, den or … next road trip. That’s the LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker, made with sleek design and stylish looks in mind. Available now from Bespoke Post for a downright steal.

Danner Ridge Boots — $380

Tough leather hiking boots from Danner? Sign me up.

For all those times you want to get out of the house and out on the trail, you need rugged leather boots. More to the point, you need the ridiculously tough Danner Ridge Boots.

Pacific Shaving 3-in-1 Everyday Beard Care — $21 (Two-Pack)

Upgrade the way you groom your beard right now.

Keeping your beard groomed is an ongoing task — be it winter or spring. Do it right with this effective 3-in-1 beard care, made in the U.S.A. and made to moisturize your beard.
Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses — $175

Durable sunglasses that add a dash of effective style to your spring ensembles.

You’re going to be needing a pair of the best men’s sunglasses before you know it — might as well pick up the Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses, ehh? They’re the ideal way to top off a spring-centric outfit (think stylish light wash jeans and one of the best men’s T-shirts).
Banana Republic Slim Dry Indigo Traveler Jeans — $128

Classic denim in an expert wash — made with less water, too.

We talked previously about stylish light wash jeans, so let’s go with a darker shade for the rest of you out there — a pair of slim denim that’s sustainable and well-made, no less. BR’s new line of Dry Indigo denim is made using 99 percent less water and 65 percent less energy, so they’re more than worth your time and energy.
OK, folks — I think we covered a ton of ground today, did we not? From the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts to a great pair of rugged leather boots, I hope these essentials give you something to think about (and shop, and wear). The impending spring weather also gives you the chance to break out classics like stylish light wash jeans or one of the best men’s henleys — we’d also be remiss to leave picks like the best men’s beard oil. So, what say you? Let me know your take on Twitter.

 

 

The List: Shop All of the Best Gear Picks for Men This Week

Expertly faded jeans to wear any time of year — including right now.

One thing is clear to me as we kick off another edition of The List: To power through this last stretch of winter (hopefully!), you need the best men’s style essentials around, and you need to throw everything you’ve got at the season. We’ll start out by looking at a classic pair of slim men’s denim, and we’ll carry that approach through to one of the best men’s sweaters and naturally, men’s grooming essentials. You can get through the rest of winter, and you can do it in style — trust me. OK, happy shopping!

Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans — $128

Slim men’s denim that works with your favorite menswear essentials.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a pair of slim men’s denim (or straight-cut men’s denim!) that you can wear anywhere, any time of year, look no further than the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans. They’re a personal favorite, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to wear ’em.

Bespoke Post Forge Box — $45

The well-crafted knife you didn’t know you needed.

If you scroll through the site often, you know that Bespoke Post boxes provide plenty of value on some of the best men’s style essentials around — and in this case, that includes the seriously handy Bespoke Post Forge Box.

Faherty Brand Reversible Sweatpants — $89

Slim sweatpants you can feel good about wearing outside the house (yes, seriously!).

If you’ve been feeling like you need some sweatpants that are actually stylish, and not sloppy, then these slim sweats from Faherty Brand (which are also reversible!) are the right way to go.

Finisterre Westray Crew — $132.98

A cozy-yet-stylish winter sweater is what you need now.

Check your thermostat — there’s a good chance it’s still bitterly cold out there. That’s where one of the best men’s sweaters comes into play, and that’s what makes the Finisterre Westray Crew so essential to your winter wardrobe.

Duke Cannon Thick 70 Body Wash Pack — $30

A full line of high-quality men’s body wash from Duke Cannon.

So, you might have noticed that Duke Cannon recently introduced a new line of body wash — the THICK High-Viscosity Body Wash, at that. It’s not your average shower soap — it’s available in rich scents and features expert quality. Add the whole pack to your list of men’s grooming essentials.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Washed Denim — $125

Another durable piece of classic menswear from Taylor Stitch.

If you follow the blog on the regular, it’s no secret that we love the rugged menswear being made by Taylor Stitch. That includes this beautifully crafted Washed Denim Western Shirt, featuring an expert fit and durable fabric — wear it under the Finisterre Westray Crew, for starters.

Our Legacy Knitted Hat — $146

Channel your inner Daniel Craig in this stylish navy winter hat.

Every guy — yes, you included — needs one of the best winter hats to stay warm in style. Our Legacy, as luck would have it, knows a thing or two about crafting some of the best men’s accessories, including this minimal hat that calls to mind Daniel Craig in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Shoe the Bear Dalton Leather Chukka Boots — $161.98 

Tough-yet-stylish leather chukka boots to wear all winter long.

No matter the season, a pair of the best leather chukka boots will take you far — it helps that these Shoe the Bear chukka boots are sleek, durable and ready to stand up to winter fabrics and textures.

Ecooking Face Cream — $34

One of your new favorite grooming essentials.

Keeping your face moisturized and hydrated is critical through the winter months — the Ecooking Face Cream (which I’ve recently tested) delivers on that aim quite nicely, and the packaging is pretty cool, too.

Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $89

A casually cool, well-made hoodie from Mott and Bow.

You know that Mott and Bow makes some of the best men’s denim around … but did you know they’ve expanded into a full line of classic hoodies and sweatshirts? This stylish zip-up hoodie should become a new weekend go-to.

Peak Design Travel Trio (Huckberry Exclusive) — $420

Durable travel gear that’ll keep your EDC safe and sound.

Peak Design consistently delivers some of the best travel gear for men, and now, you can get an entire trio of the toughest men’s travel gear that more than lives up to that billing. Grab these pieces before you hit the road.

HELM Boots Holt Boots — $350

Remarkably tough-yet-sleek leather Chelsea boots.

You absolutely know what you’re getting with HELM Boots — the Austin-based brand makes some of the best men’s leather boots, and now, they’re crafting some of the best Chelsea boots, too. The V-shaped elastic is unique and eye-catching — these are a perfect pairing with your Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans.

Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt — $88.98

A rugged, classic flannel shirt to wear all winter.

Winter is far from over, and that means you need one of the best men’s flannel shirts in your wardrobe right now. The Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt is one of the most sustainable and stylish options you can find now.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $299.99

Upgrade your home audio system right away with Tivoli Audio.

There’s something to be said for curating a thoughtful life beyond menswear — a stylish home speaker like this one from Tivoli Audio can enhance a room and your listening experience, to say the very least.

 

OK, which of the above men’s style essentials are you splurging on (or saving on!) this week? Is it going to be a handsome speaker from Tivoli Audio, or perhaps something more classic, like the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans or the durable Bespoke Post Forge Box? For what it’s worth, you should also consider buying a stylish zip-up hoodie or perhaps a pair of the best leather chukka boots. The choice really is yours. Let me know what you’re picking up over on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

The List: Stay Warm in Style Right Now with Winter’s Best New Gear

Step out in style with the best new men’s gear — these rugged leather boots included.

Getting dressed in style through the winter — especially now that we’ve hit February — can often seem like a monumental task. It’s cold, it’s (likely) snowy, it’s not a lot of fun to be outside … so you need a hearty helping of the best winter style essentials to carry you through these doldrums. So it goes with today’s edition of The List, led off with some of the best chukka boots (from HELM Boots) that you’re going to step into this winter. We’re going to complement those classic boots with the sort of picks that’ll upgrade your grooming and your life in general — heck, that’s what these posts are all about, after all. So fear not: Winter will subside, and you’ll get through it with your new favorite menswear. Read on.

HELM Boots Declan Brown Leather Chukka Boots — $295

Rugged leather chukka boots that’ll break in nicely over time.

Every guy — including you — needs a pair of the best leather chukka boots in his wardrobe. It’s helpful that the HELM Boots Declan Boots are made with serious quality in mind, and built to deliver all winter long. What can you pair your rugged leather chukka boots with? Funny you ask …

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Perfectly rugged-yet-versatile selvedge chinos.

Is it hard to find a pair of American-made chinos, and an affordable pair of chinos, at that? The short answer is quite simple: Yes. The Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos are ridiculously well-crafted, endlessly versatile and yes, perfect to pair with your HELM Boots Declan Boots.

Belstaff Ridge Quilted Jacket — $340

A legendary, rugged jacket from Belstaff to wear all winter.

The first thing you need to take care of for the rest of winter? Finding one of the best winter jackets — an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff ought to fit the bill nicely, agreed? Plus, this durable coat could be one of the best winter travel jackets thanks to its versatile design.

Bespoke Post Parlor Box — $45

The right way to upgrade your home bar in style.

Stepping away from menswear for a second, there’s no time like the present to upgrade your home bar. Crucially, you can do that for a low, low price with the Bespoke Post Parlor Box — cheers.

Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch — $540

A rugged, classic leather watch to wear all through winter.

Right off the bat, the Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch has a lot going for it — made in collaboration with adventurer and photographer Matt Hranek, it’s as durable and classic as it gets, and it’s perhaps the most versatile leather watch you can wear on your wrist this winter.

Saturdays NYC Stenstrom Fleece Jacket — $245  

A cozy, luxurious fleece made for winter layering.

Don’t sleep on the versatility and style of a cozy fleece jacket — especially a surprisingly luxurious fleece jacket from Saturdays NYC. The NYC-based brand are masters of minimal style, and this premium fleece jacket is just one fine example.

Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater — $154 

As rugged a winter sweater as it gets.

It’s the right time to layer up with a rugged winter sweater to fight back against the season’s chill — thankfully, the Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater (as sold by Bespoke Post) is up to the task.

Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike — $2,200 

A seriously cool motorbike made to inspire wanderlust.

As I said, we’re about more than just menswear in these gear roundups — and this investment-level motorbike (available via Huckberry, naturally) fits the mold if you like to get out on the open road. The Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is one-of-a-kind, that much is true.

Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt — $148

A classic corduory shirt, sure to impress at the office or at happy hour.

Winter calls for plenty of rugged men’s style essentials — kind of like the endlessly wearable Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt, a simple-yet-classic and easy-to-style corduroy shirt. How easy to style? Simply grab an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff and your Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos.

Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt — $228

A durable CPO shirt that calls to mind cold winter mornings.

The focus today has been all about winter layering essentials, but we haven’t come across anything quite like the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt just yet. It’s one of the best shirt jackets on the market, made with a durable-yet-versatile blend of Japanese wool and polyester, plus a neat color that works with your new favorite chinos.

Duke Cannon American Soap and Hatchet Set — $175

All the best men’s grooming essentials, delivered in collectible packaging with a neat design. Well-done, Duke Cannon.

Let’s get back to more affordable style staples, shall we? In this case, Duke Cannon delivers the goods with the jam-packed, well-designed American Soap and Hatchet Set, featuring all the men’s grooming essentials you need — plus a neat carrying case and yes, an actual hatchet. A great gift for the stylish guy, too.

EVERGOODS CTB 40 — $289

The durable, dependable everyday backpack to take with you everywhere.

Your everyday carry needs to be sleek, streamlined and efficient — and of course, effective. The EVERGOODS CTB 40 checks all the boxes, and it’s destined to become your new everyday bag because of its rugged-yet-minimal construction.

Taylor Stitch Crewneck in Natural Donegal Terry — $98

A classic crewneck sweatshirt made the Taylor Stitch way.

Who said a crewneck sweatshirt can’t be stylish? As one would expect, the good folks at Taylor Stitch are making one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, and they’re doing it in a color that’s cool, unique and ready to wear with your favorite chambray shirt this winter.
Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos — $125

Classic chinos from your favorite denim brand.

We talked earlier about the Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos, but allow me to introduce to you perhaps another pair of your new favorite chinos — they’re made by Mott and Bow (makers of some of the best men’s jeans), and rest assured, the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos get the job done in winter (and every other time of year!).
Astorflex Rolflex Boots — $185

Durable boots that are part-sneaker, part Chelsea boot.

So, what exactly are you going to wear with your new favorite chinos, for example? The hybrid sneakerboots shown here — the Astorflex Rolflex Boots carry on that lineage of quality and style you expect from the brand, to say the least.
Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks — $15.98

The best socks for your boots? Sure thing.

OK, last but not least — if you read the blog regularly, you know that the best men’s accessories make all the difference when it comes to comfort and style — the Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks are certainly a prime example of this. They’re the best men’s socks to wear with your Astorflex Rolflex Boots, among other picks.
OK, so … do you have a favorite pick from the above, rather extensive list? It’s always tough to decide between essential picks that are modern and stylish (take the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos) and must-have layers (a la the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt). Of course, if you really want to splurge, then the Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is a prime adventure-focused purchase. And we’d be remiss not to mention the very pick highlighted at the top of the page, the HELM Boots Declan Boots — these stylish leather chukka boots can be worn with each and every single one of these menswear essentials. Let me know how you’re putting them all together on Twitter.

The List: Buy This Gear To Make Your Winter More Stylish

A subtly stylish, highly functional winter jacket.

It’s a big week around these parts — and elsewhere: Valentine’s Day is coming up later this week (check out my guide for what to wear on Valentine’s Day to help you out), and of course, it’s also prime time to shop the best new men’s style essentials. If you’re still at the point during winter where your daily routine and your wardrobe could use a shot in the arm, look no further than durable, rugged and stylish picks like Proof Lightning Field Jacket, one of the best winter jackets to throw on as you brave the chill. Rest assured, there’s more where that came from in today’s edition of The List.

Proof Lightning Field Jacket — $298

The sleek, tough field jacket to upgrade many a winter look.

We said it above and I’ll say it again: The Proof Lightning Field Jacket is as good as it gets when it comes to durable, sleek-yet-tough winter outerwear. Wear it with anything in your wardrobe, from a crisp Oxford shirt, wool trousers and Chelsea boots to your favorite henley and broken-in denim. Truly, the best winter jacket can take you anywhere.

Monoposto Autodromo Chronograph — $1,800

The sharpest, sleekest dress watch you can find.

Want to impress on Valentine’s Day — or any other day, for that matter? Wear this racing-inspired dress watch to turn heads in the very best way possible. it’s ultra-sleek, stylish and distinctive: The Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph is the complete package.
Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt — $125

An unbeatable flannel shirt from an unbeatable brand.

If you read this site, and if you know Taylor Stitch, then you know the coveted, much-loved Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, one of the best flannel shirts for winter. It’s perfect to wear over everything from a classic thermal shirt to, well, a chambray shirt for added warmth as a shirt jacket.
 
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Henley — $68

You decide if this is the best men’s henley for chilly weather — how about it?

Buck Mason has beefed up its classic henleys in a big way, resulting in the ever-durable and layering-friendly Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley, one of the toughest henleys you’re going to wear all winter. It’s ideal to throw on under the Yosemite Shirt, too.

White’s Boots 350 Cruiser Boots — $476

Newly iconic, perfectly rugged leather boots — as good as it gets.

How outstanding are these classic leather boots from White’s Boots? I’ll tell you this: They could be the last pair of rugged leather boots you’ll have to buy for a long, long time — wear them with dark blue classic denim and your favorite shawl cardigan to drive home that timeless styling potential.
Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel — $125

A jam-packed lineup of grooming classics.

Yes indeed, the Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel is packed with so many men’s grooming essentials — from the best men’s cologne to new shampoo — that it comes in an actual barrel. What a way to upgrade your winter grooming in a hurry, ehh? Shop while it’s still around.

Peak Design Travel Backpack — $300

This tough travel backpack offers non-stop reliability.

If you’ve been searching for the best backpack for a winter trip — or perhaps just your daily jaunt across town — the very well-appointed Peak Design Travel Backpack is the tough, functional backpack you need ASAP.
Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt in Black — $119

The slick flannel shirt that’s going to add some minimal style to your wardrobe.

Perhaps you read on the blog earlier this winter about the best tech flannel shirt on the market — that’d be the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, made with hybrid cotton flannel fabric. But did you know it also comes in a sleek Black colorway? Educate yourself on your new favorite flannel shirt.
Faherty Brand Ocean Wash Denim — $198

Perfectly washed denim to add a little something to laidback winter weekends.

We’ll go back to Faherty Brand for some of the best men’s light wash denim on the market — no one said you had to shelve your expertly faded jeans just because it’s winter. In fact, these slim men’s jeans can even offer a nice change of pace from classic dark blue denim. With that being said …
Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim — $96

Crisp, classic dark blue jeans you’ll want to wear all the time.

Let’s move from some of the best men’s light wash denim out there to a pair that’s equally at home during the summer or winter, too: That’d be some of the best men’s dark blue jeans … the Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim. Wear them as often as you want — they’ll break in very nicely.
HELM Boots Marion Boots in Olive — $395

Rugged and classically cool men’s leather boots from HELM.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love my rugged leather boots — more specifically, my HELM boots. The Austin-based brand makes of the best classic men’s boots from quality materials, even taking a more unique approach to the rich olive leather of the HELM Boots Marion Boots. Pair ’em up with your Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim and the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, to start.
Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Fast Charging Block — $150 

A reliable and handy way to charge up your phone.

Perhaps you’re like me, in that your phone always seems to be running low on battery (oops!), and you’ve also got something wireless headphones to charge — enter the Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Charging Block, an unassuming way to power up your phone (and assuredly one of the fastest ways to charge your phone I’ve seen).
On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers — $170

The most dependable winter sneakers around.

Now, no one said you had to stow away your favorite sneakers just because it’s winter — in fact, the durability and versatility of the On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers makes them all the more worthy of being worn in winter for training sessions and outdoor exploration.
D73 Corsair Leather Jacket — $495

An heirloom-worthy leather jacket, no doubt about it.

How tough is it to find one of the best leather jackets to begin with? Let alone a stylish leather jacket under $500? Well, if you’re searching for one made the right way, it’s very tough indeed — enter the supremely cool D73 Corsair Leather Jacket. Wear it with a tough henley and Chelsea boots to a rock concert.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Jeans — $93.98

Durable, dependable denim from Flint and Tinder.

Over the years, I’d wager you’ve become familiar with Flint and Tinder denim. This is made-in-America denim that just so happens to be as good as it gets. Flint and Tinder features a variety of fits, and now, they’re making some of the best garment-dyed jeans for all your casual style needs (and yes, this is indeed the third pair of denim we’ve recommended today — ’tis the season!).
Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck —   $38.50

A cozy-yet-rugged crewneck that offers all kinds of layering potential.

Every guy needs a classic crewneck sweatshirt, the kind that’s got some rugged heritage and casual style appeal. The type of classic crewneck like the Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck, an unstoppable winter sweatshirt that you can wear layered over your favorite long-sleeve tee or a classic Oxford shirt (buttons unbuttoned, preferably).
Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt — $138

An expertly crafted men’s shirt from some of the experts in the field.

Yes, that’s right — we’re turning back toward Faherty Brand and its classic men’s shirting. In this case, the Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt is laidback, casual and easy to grab and go — especially when you pair it up with
5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots — $149.99

Rough-and-tumble boots to add a little something extra to your winter ensembles.

Looking for some of the most rugged boots you can find? The kind of outdoor boots made for work and tactical pursuits — yet with style that allows you to stride confidently into your favorite brewery? 5.11 Tactical has come through with the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots, and they’re quite possibly the perfect winter boots.
Once again folks, I hope The List has delivered everything you’d expect from a, well, list of the best new men’s gear. There are several pieces I’ve even got my eyes on, from the Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley to the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots and naturally, the drool-worthy Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph. Of course, the Proof Lightning Field Jacket is a hands-down winner, too. What did you think of today’s picks? Give me a shout on Twitter and let’s keep the fun going.

 

The List: Here Are The Best New Menswear Deals To Shop This Week

A close-up look at one of the best leather jackets you can snag anywhere.

Yes, it’s true — there’s no time like the present to shop the best winter style essentials for men, including (but not limited to) one of the best new leather jackets on the market. The leather jacket in question, as shown above, comes to you courtesy of Buck Mason, and as you’ll quickly see in today’s edition of The List, it’s a tough leather jacket to be layered with anything, including (but not limited to) a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch or one of the best V-neck sweaters for winter. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Buck Mason Burnished Bruiser Clubhouse Moto Jacket — $495

A sleek moto jacket made to be layered in style this winter.

Is winter the ideal time to try to break in one of the best leather moto jackets out there? Heck, depending on where you live, I’d argue absolutely. Layer up this heirloom-worthy leather jacket from Buck Mason with your favorite hooded sweatshirt, then grab a cold can of beer at your next rock show. It’s all yours.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley — $68

A classically rugged Taylor Stitch henley — perfect for winter.

Never underestimate the utility of one of the best men’s henleys — particularly a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch, the kind that can be worn underneath a waxed trucker jacket or with your favorite blazer in equal measure.

Mott and Bow Merino V-Neck Sweater — $99

A timeless V-neck sweater from an essential brand.

Speaking of the right layers for winter, the makers of your favorite jeans (that’d be Mott and Bow, as we so often say) are now crafting one of the best V-neck sweaters for winter. Stylish, easy to layer and made to match up nicely with the best Oxford shirt in your closet.

Grayers Crinkle Poplin Parka — $169.98

A tough winter jacket that pulls no punches.

You’ll notice that many of the winter style essentials we’ve highlighted so far have been of the outerwear or layering variety — that’s not going to change in the case of this rugged parka from Grayers, the perfect winter jacket to toss on over one of the best V-neck sweaters for winter.

Quoddy Maine Woods Boots — $399

Rugged, tough leather boots to wear all winter.

There’s no time like the present to wear some of the best men’s boots for winter — and there’s no doubt that these exceptional Quoddy leather boots fit the bill quite nicely.

Bespoke Post Alpine Box — $45

A highly affordable, stylish winter shirt.

You always know you can turn toward Bespoke Post for some of the most affordable men’s gear out there — including the exceptionally priced Bespoke Post Alpine Box, one of the best men’s style deals going right now.

Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles Hand Balm — $15

An excellent hand balm to protect your skin this winter.

Among the many men’s grooming essentials needed for winter, something as simple-yet-functional as the best hand cream for men can go a long way — take the Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles Hand Balm, for instance. It’s a winter grooming essential if ever there was one.

Best Made Co. Lambswool Cap of Courage — $65

A seriously cool, functional winter cap from Best Made Co.

Every guy needs a great winter hat — especially one as rugged and stylish as the Best Made Co. Cap of Courage. You might have seen it on my Instagram (courtesy of the brand), and it’s a surefire winner (notably, when teamed with a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch).

Faherty Brand Reserve Ideal Blazer — $498

A classic men’s blazer made to be worn with anything.

Spending a lot of time in meetings to start the new year? Or perhaps you simply want to amp up what you wear to the office or out on dates? Look no further than one of the best winter blazers, a stunning and classic men’s jacket from Faherty Brand.

Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt — $119

Another dependable, tough flannel shirt for winter.

Now, this isn’t the first time you’ve seen a stylish flannel shirt from Western Rise featured on the blog — and it certainly won’t be the last. This durable flannel shirt could be the perfect shirt for winter travel, what with its crucial combination of stretch and toughness.

Olivers Apparel Pivot Tee — $68

The right tee to wear for your next workout.

If you’re the type to make New Year’s resolutions, and if one of those resolutions was to hit the gym more, then you should do so in style — the sweat-wicking, performance-minded Olivers Apparel Pivot Tee is one such way to do that.

Filson 48-Hour Tin Cloth Duffel Bag — $475

A rugged duffel bag fit for anything this winter.

A tough travel bag is a must these days, especially as you dress for winter travel — and this remarkably tough Filson duffel bag is perhaps the perfect bag for a weekend getaway, with just enough space for your winter style picks.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Sun Bleached Denim — $98

More dependable gear from Taylor Stitch.

As we near the end of this post, it’s only fitting that we’re talking about one of the best men’s casual shirts — that’s regardless of season, too. Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt is a classic men’s shirt that you can wear with anything and everything.

Helm Boots Lou Boots — $325

Another pair of the best men’s leather boots … agreed?

Not yet familiar with Austin-based Helm Boots? Well, I suggest you get acquainted — they’re making some of the best leather boots around, and they’re doing it the right way. In fact, the Helm Boots Lou Boots would make an excellent pairing with any of the other men’s gear picks on this list, and here’s the kicker — you can get $50 off your first boot purchase, plus free shipping, if you buy from Helm now.

Jack Henry Deodorant — $24

A crisp, cool, classic men’s deodorant.

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions, maybe you want to amp up your grooming game? One of the best new deodorants out there, in this case from Jack Henry, is a fine way to do that. The crisp scent will have you feeling and smelling your very best.

Proof Stretch Flannel Shirt — $98

A classic, durable flannel shirt made for winter layering.

The best men’s flannel shirts blend style and affordability with ease — and if it’s a stylish flannel shirt under $100 that you seek (as you should), then the Proof Stretch Flannel Shirt is the right way to go.

Komrade Urban Diver — $499

A remarkably dependable, casual watch that’ll last a heck of a long time.

Looking for one of the toughest watches for winter? The sort of casual eveyday watch that simply won’t quit in terms of style and dependability? You need the Komrade Urban Diver, my friend.

GOATS 454 Mesh Sneakers — $59

Sleek, dependable sneakers that offer perfectly casual style.

Perhaps you’re blessed enough to live in a temperate climate, or maybe you’ve got a winter getaway coming up soon — either way, these are some of the best men’s sneakers for the occasion, complete with a lightweight construction and easygoing style appeal.

 

Alright, so what’s your take on this roundup of the best new men’s gear on the market? Are you going to go with, say, one of the best leather moto jackets? Or maybe a pair of stylish new sneakers or a lambswool cap? Or maybe you seek a casual eveyday watch or a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch? Whatever floats your boat, I hope you found it today — and with that being said, let me know your favorite gear picks on Twitter.

 

The List: Here Are the 10 Best New Gear Picks to Buy This Week

A sneak peek of what’s to come in terms of today’s best new men’s gear.

With January rolling right along, ideally, you’ve been paying attention to our ongoing series The List, covering the best new men’s gear for plenty of occasions — and in this case, packed with winter style essentials. It’s my goal to get you layered up in fine form when you need it most, hence the emphasis on pieces like the classic wool CPO shown above (more on that in a moment), to go along with tougher outerwear like one of the best men’s winter parkas. The gang’s all here when it comes to how to dress (and groom) for winter — without further ado, let’s dig in.

Relwen Bonded Rag Wool CPO — $298

The cozy winter shirt you didn’t know you needed.

The best winter layers are often the most subtle, yet the most quietly stylish and functional — what exactly does that mean? Well, in this case, I’m referring to this classic wool CPO (which stands for Chief Petty Officer), a military-inspired layer that’s rugged enough to handle winter’s worst when layered under your favorite parka. Speaking of …

Arc’Teryx Therme Parka — $699

A warm, durable and investment-level winter parka.

Yes indeed, there’s no time like the present to layer up with one of the best men’s winter parkas, and undoubtedly, Arc’Teryx has knocked it out of the park (pun intended) with the Therme Parka.

Mott and Bow Slim Jay Jeans — $118

Dependable, slim black jeans to wear all winter.

There’s something about the cold confines of winter and the dimly lit confines of, say, your favorite speakeasy or a dive bar (the kind made for enjoying whiskey and a beer) — and the thing that goes nicely with either of those? Some slim black jeans, and preferably, the best men’s black jeans as shown here from Mott and Bow.

Diemme Roccia Vet Shoes — $338.98

Versatile, tough boots to wear all winter.

Comparing these to regular old snow boots here isn’t quite accurate — these Diemme boots just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots on the market, with the right traction for days on snowy streets. These rugged leather boots don’t look half-bad with, you guessed it, slim black jeans for some subtle contrast.

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie — $138

A versatile, casual hooded sweatshirt that works out on the town or back at home.

What’s sometimes the best layering move to go along with slim black jeans for a casual night out with the fellas? Well, of course, a classic hooded sweatshirt — but one done in a seriously upgraded fabric. The Western Rise StrongCore Merino Hoodie is made to be worn on the go and when kicked back this winter.

Faherty Brand Reserve Sueded Trousers — $138

Slim, refined trousers to wear to the office.

The gear being made by Faherty Brand is already remarkably high-quality — so the launch of the Faherty Brand Reserve line this past fall, featuring even higher-quality fabrics and construction, was very welcome. These slim khaki trousers are perfect to wear to the office.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,195

A ridiculously tough watch you can wear through winter’s nastiest storms.

If you’ve read the blog, you’ll know that we’ve previously talked about the prowess of one of the toughest men’s watches we’ve seen — the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch is stylish enough for everyday wear this winter, and tough enough to survive the elements.

Duke Cannon The Perfect Shave Set — $25

Duke Cannon knows how to help you get the best shave you’ve yet had.

Hey, OK, so in addition to gear like the best men’s black jeans or rugged leather boots, there’s certainly something to be said for keeping your winter grooming essentials in tip-top shape. Duke Cannon is here to help with the Duke Cannon Perfect Shave Set, featuring everything you need to tame your mane (in spite of winter, that is).

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $98

A comfortable, high-quality henley to layer up with anything this winter.

Let’s keep talking must-have men’s winter layers, shall we? Layers like the exceptionally versatile, travel-friendly, insanely comfortable Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley, at that. Available in a range of colors at a price that signifies quality, this belongs on any list of the best men’s henleys.

5.11 Tactical 3-in-1 Parka — $249.99 

An ultra-tough parka to layer up with this winter — the second featured on this list, in fact.

As you can see in today’s edition of The List, we’ve been all about the best winter outerwear (for the most part). And now, joining today’s roundup of essential winter gear is a rugged parka from 5.11 Tactical, packed with plenty of pockets & remarkable functionality for whatever life throws your way. It could also come in handy as the perfect travel jacket.

While sometimes we tend to pack these posts with more gear (and by we, I mean me), today’s post had a bit more brevity — it’s always tough to narrow things down to the 10 best men’s style essentials to buy now. That being said, what caught your eye? Was it the classic wool CPO  we led off the post with? Was it the perfect travel jacket from 5.11 Tactical that closed out the post? Or perhaps something in between — such as the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch?  Whatever suits your fancy, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Cheers and thanks for reading!