The List: Here are the Best Gear Picks for A Mid-Summer Getaway — Guaranteed

The bold-yet-refined shirt you’ll be reaching for all summer long.

Do you ever spot something that just … screams summer? A piece that belongs on your list of summer style essentials, easily? Something like the Portuguese Flannel Vince Shirt as seen above, right? Exactly. That’s where we’ll kick things off today, in fact. We’re also highlighting the rest of the gear you’ll need for a summer getaway, be it a leisurely weekend at the lake, a beer-filled beach stay or an upstate camping trip (or all three in quick succession??). Think of something you’ll need for those trips, and it’s covered in today’s edition of The List. Hope y’all enjoy — now, get out there and explore this summer!

Portuguese Flannel Vince Shirt — $110

The easy, breezy summer shirt you’ll want to wear all season long.

The next time you want to switch things up from a polo shirt or a slub T-shirt, then a stylish camp collar shirt from Portuguese Flannel is absolutely the way to. This classic short-sleeve shirt is retro-inspired & refreshingly modern at the same time.

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in Tuff Duck — $128

Dependable, rugged pants for summer adventures.

Be it pants to wear for your next breezy morning house project or pants to wear as you sip coffee beside a cool lake, you know Taylor Stitch has you covered. These Camp Pants in Tuff Duck are as good as it gets.

Rise Cold Brew Nitro Cold Brew Coffee — $34.99 (12-pack)

Your next weekend adventure just got a shot in the arm in the form of delicious coffee.

Let’s talk for a second about the crucial supplies to get you ready to hit the road — namely, some of the best coffee around. Rise Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew, available in a handy and absurdly delicious 12-pack that’ll hopefully last you a good while, makes nitro cold brew to rival the best around. You’ll have all the energy you need to pack up & hit the road.

Victory Sportswear Classic Runners — $220

Your new go-to sneakers, assuredly.

Let’s go from rugged chore pants to durable summer sneakers, shall we? These classic runner sneakers are primed to wear with everything from slim chino shorts to light wash jeans and a slub pocket tee — wear ’em for summer travel, too.

Mott and Bow Laight Jean in Medium Blue — $118

A classic pair of denim in a light weight.

There’s never a wrong time to wear slim dark blue denim from Mott and Bow — when you absolutely have to wear jeans in the summer (say, for a business casual meeting?), go with one of my favorite denim brands.

UNIMATIC U3-A Watch — $615

The durable watch you can wear nearly anywhere you please.

If you’re searching for the best everyday watch to pair with a whole slew of vacation-ready outfits, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better do-it-all watch than the UNIMATIC U3-A Watch. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Stetson Langston Hat — $119

This hat will keep the sun off your face — and it’ll do it in style.

OK, let’s go back to gear for a more rugged outdoor adventure, shall we? The hat you need for your next outdoor trip comes from Stetson — the Langston Hat, to be more specific.

Unmarked Toro Boots — $280

These are the right boots for … whatever you end up needing ’em for.

Let’s stick with the theme of rugged gear for an outdoor adventure, shall we? And you surely don’t need to be rancher to wear these rugged leather boots. The Unmarked Toro Boots should do just fine at your local pub (or your new favorite bar at your vacation getaway), in fact.

Wellen Easy Chinos — $88

Breezy chinos fit for a summer weekend.

Summer adventures aren’t all about running yourself into the ground — take it easy, man! You’re on vacation, and you’re wearing the Wellen Easy Chinos, some of the best men’s chinos you can get your hands on. They’re decidedly laidback thanks to the drawstring waist, and perfect to wear with a stylish hemp polo.

Schatzii Bullet 2.0 Wireless Headphones — $223.98

These are the wireless headphones you didn’t know you needed.

There’s no time quite like a summer getaway to realize you need a new pair of wireless headphones — might as well go for some of the best wireless headphones on the market, ehh? Schatzii gets it right.

Rhythm Vacation Stripe Short-Sleeve Shirt — $68

Another seriously laidback, relaxed camp collar shirt.

Another classic camp collar shirt here to keep your mind squarely in “tropical vacation getaway” mode — it’s at an affordable price, and it’s selling quickly.

Barebones Pulaski Axe — $142

This axe is tough as nails & ready for anything.

We told you that you needed to be prepared for your next outdoor adventure or cabin trip — the Barebones Pulaski Axe could be just what you need, however unexpected.

Mollusk Corduroy Shorts — $70

Just the right shorts for easygoing summer style.

There’s something refreshingly old-school and just plain cool about the Mollusk Corduroy Shorts — in fact, they could be the best shorts to wear on your next vacation (especially when paired up with a  classic camp collar shirt).

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Backpack — $185

Get geared up for your next off-trail excursion.

Just like that, we’re back to rugged outdoor gear picks — the Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Backpack fits the bill nicely, don’t you agree? Consider it among the best gear for an outdoor adventure.

 

Alright, are you starting to feel that itch to just … get out and go? Upstate, down South, out of the country … you can’t go wrong with any of these summer style essentials in my book. Do you have any opinion on which of these are your favorite? From classic runner sneakers to the Mollusk Corduroy Shorts, I’d say it’s a tough call. Feel free to let me know via Twitter. Thanks for reading, and happy summer!

 

 

 

 

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The List: Bundle Up in Style with this Week’s Top Men’s Gear Picks

The casual. well-made zip hoodie you need for a winter weekend — beer not included.

By now, maybe you’ve grown sick of dealing with winter weather and dressing for the polar vortex — I know I have. That being said, you still need winter style essentials that take care of business, pieces that blend the casual with a new sense of refinement. Pieces not unlike the Flint and Tinder Zip Hoodie, a ridiculously well-made hoodie that’s surprisingly stylish. It’s perhaps the best hoodie to buy now, and we’re going to tell you just why you need it (plus other critical men’s gear picks) in today’s edition of The List. Feel free to let me know what you think on Twitter!

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie — $98

Flint and Tinder

Very nearly the best hooded sweatshirt on the market, with the chops to back it up.

If you follow the blog, you assuredly know that Flint and Tinder is no ordinary brand — and the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie is no ordinary hoodie, with a reputation for durability and quality that precedes it. Wear the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie underneath a rugged denim jacket and slim tan chinos, or keep it around to layer up with a versatile jacket like the Flint and Tinder Rain Shell. Again, it’s a hoodie that’s actually styish — color us surprised there, but it could be just the layering piece you need to reinvigorate your winter wardrobe.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie 

Muck Boots Foreman Waterproof Boots — $175

The rugged, warm boots you need for the rest of winter.

Look, it’s horribly, terribly cold and snowy outside. You need some of the best men’s winter boots, even if we’re nearing the end of February. And these rugged waterproof boots fit the bill quite nicely.

Portuguese Flannel Teca Flannel Shirt — $115

A versatile flannel shirt that’s cozy and comfortable.

Looking for a relatively affordable flannel shirt made with style and durability in mind? This stylish flannel shirt is just what the doctor ordered.

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

Bespoke Post

The right gear for whatever winter throws your way.

OK, here’s the deal: When you sign up for Bespoke Post, you get access every single month to curated men’s style essentials — kind of like the Bespoke Post Frontier Box, perfect for winter adventures.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Tobacco Waxed Canvas — $188

The details make all the difference when it comes to this exceptional Taylor Stitch jacket.

There’s a very good chance that by the time you’re reading this, the exceptionally stylish Long Haul Jacket from Taylor Stitch (in a new, rich Tobacco Waxed Canvas) might be sold out. If you do have the chance to buy one still? Go for it — ASAP.

Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set — $156

The right flannel sheets to upgrade your bedroom for winter.

It’s hard shopping for bedding for most of us guys — but luckily, Upstate is here with the best flannel sheets to buy now. They’re masculine, rugged & stylish, yet versatile — the perfect complement to the rest of your bedroom or apartment, most likely.

Levi’s 501 Jeans in STF Dark Rinse — $69.50

Classic men’s jeans from a classic brand, done in a clean dark rinse.

As to what you’re going to wear to complement something like the Long Haul Jacket from Taylor Stitch, well … might as well make it a pair of the best men’s denim, right?

Proof Reversible Shirt Jacket — $138

A tough, warm shirt jacket to make the last few weeks of winter bearable.

Speaking of gear for winter adventures, well … this durable shirt jacket (available in other colors besides the blue seen above) gives you the versatility of two stylish shirt jackets in one handy, easily packable silhouette.

Fellow Stagg EKG+ Electric Kettle — $199

The best way to get the best cup of coffee, no doubt about it.

Use this kettle to bring your water to absolutely the precise temperature for the perfect cup of coffee or tea — a must-have on chilly winter weekend mornings.

1767 Designs Donoho Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging — $290

A seriously unique way to amp up your wall art.

OK, so we’ve talked about the perfect cup of coffee and also the best flannel sheets, so why not keep the home-centric goods rolling with this investment-level piece of reclaimed wood art from Donoho?

That’s going to close out this winter-friendly edition of The List. What’s on your shopping list now? I’m a big fan of the functionality and rugged style of the best men’s winter boots we featured in today’s post — those would be the Muck Boots Foreman Waterproof Boots, of course. Stay warm and stay stylish out there!

The List: Power Through Winter by Shopping My Favorite Men’s Style Picks this Week

Taylor Stitch

Roll up your sleeves and get to work with this outstanding Taylor Stitch shirt.

Folks, if you haven’t caught on yet … it’s still winter. It’s still cold. And it’s still a struggle to get through the nasty weather, even with some of the best men’s style essentials on tap. However, we’ll push through. We’re taking a versatile and wide-ranging look at all the classic menswear and home goods you need to refresh your January, from a classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch (shown above!) to a new, stylish leather watch … that’s just a quick start. So, read on, gear up for January, then let me know what you think on Twitter.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Natural Brushed Organic Cotton — $125

A pleasingly textured shirt for all your winter weekend adventures.

It’s very, very difficult to misstep when wearing a classic Oxford shirt, especially from Taylor Stitch. And this shirt has plenty going for it, from the corded cotton texture to the tailored fit. It’s a winning shirt to wear with the brand’s slim chinos, and perhaps stylish leather dress shoes. That’s a fitting way to keep winter rolling, if you ask me.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt 

Martenero Kerrison Watch — $595

Martenero

The right watch for nearly any occasion — agreed?

How are you accessorizing your  classic Oxford shirt? Why, with a uniquely stylish leather watch from Martenero, of course. The Martenero Kerrison Watch is beautiful and yet rugged, all at once. The perfect everyday timepiece? You decide.

Nomad Rugged Folio iPhone Case — $60

A handsome, functional leather phone case.

Shouldn’t your leather phone case be as dependable and stylish as the rest of your men’s style essentials? Nomad is doing things the right way here.

Peregrine Hudson Aran Jumper — $144

A classic sweater that’s going to keep you warm all winter.

Utterly timeless and made the old-fashioned way, this classic winter sweater from Peregrine is the maybe the best winter sweater to wear when it’s almost too cold to fetch more firewood from outside. Not anymore, folks.

“Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)” by Jeff Tweedy — $28
Jeff Tweedy

A worthwhile read featuring an indie rock legend.

The man behind indie rock legends Wilco has quite the life story — “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)” is a fascinating tome and deserves a spot on your bookshelf.

Revtown Sharp Denim — $75
Revtown denim

A classic pair of denim, blending comfort and style.

Revtown does things the right way, to say the least. We’re talking slim denim in versatile washes, with neat details like contrast stitching. Cuff them and wear ’em with your favorite pair of leather boots.
Faherty Brand Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt in Wine Chestnut — $148
Faherty Brand

A comfortable flannel shirt for whatever winter throws at you.

We’ve previously talked about Faherty Brand and its Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt (see this post on winter style must-haves), but the Wine Chestnut Flannel Shirt is too good to pass up. Cozy, comfortable & pleasingly rugged, it’s your new favorite flannel for winter.
Knickerbocker Mfg. Co Crewneck Fleece — $105

The perfect casual weekend layer.

Made with expert construction and extremely comfortable fabric, the Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Crewneck is quite possibly one of the best men’s sweaters for winter. It’ll do very well as you dress for a stylish winter weekend, no doubt about it.

Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket — $169
Patagonia

A reliable layer from a very reliable brand.

You know Patagonia for the brand’s commitment to sustainabiliity and rugged style — the Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket checks both boxes quite handsomely. Wear it with a perfect pair of faded denim
Viberg Service Boots — $699

Some of the best boots your money can buy.

From the rough and rugged leather to the mini-ripple rubber sole, the Viberg Service Boots are assuredly one of the best pairs of leather boots to buy for January and well beyond.
Finisterre Geevor Trousers — $92.98

These tough trousers should become a winter staple.

If you’re looking for the right pair of rugged everyday trousers to wear with the  Viberg Service Boots, you’ve come to the right place — the Finisterre Geevor Trousers are made with organic duck cotton canvas for warmth and durability.
Onsen Bath Bundle — $131.98
Onsen

Certainly, the most stylish bath towels you’ve owned … right?

What’s one home goods essential you might not think about a ton? Easy — the linens in your bathroom. Change all of that in 2019 with the best bath towels on the market — from Onsen, naturally. Your guests will thank you.
Revtown Standard Henley — $40

An ultra-soft henley available in multiple colorways for winter.

Need a henley to wear with your new pair of slim Revtown deinm? The Revtown Standard Henley, in a super-soft fabric (plus a cool Charcoal Heather color) is the way to go.
Outerknown Drifter Taper Jeans — $148
Outerknown

A new pair of jeans for the new year, for when you feel like switching from Revtown.

We’ve previously discussed how to get a discount on Outerknown menswear, so hopefully, you’re familiar with the brand’s uniquely stylish and sustainable wares. If not, Outerknown denim is an eco-conscious, modern place to start.
Bespoke Post Groove Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

Pick four records, then listen as they become all-time favorites.

Now, we’ve talked about the winter style essentials to buy now — but what about something new to listen to as we start a new year? That’s where the Bespoke Post Groove Box comes into play. Pick four of 13 records (including “Boxer” by  The National!), then listen away.
Anonymousism Indigo Cable Crew Socks — $23.98

A refreshing way to shake up your sock drawer.

For any time of year — let alone the depths of winter — stylish, warm socks are a must. Good thing for all parties involved that Anonymousism crafts some of the best men’s socks on the planet.
Now then — for which of these picks are you going to bat? I love the rugged durability and timeless style of the Viberg Service Boots, personally. But I also appreciate a classic winter sweater from Peregrine — maybe pick up both for yourself? In the meantime — enjoy, and thanks for reading!

The List: Warm Up This Season with the Best New Men’s Gear

The jacket on the left is one of the best new men’s style essentials you can snag now … trust me on that.

Now, before we get into today’s edition of The List — covering all the best new men’s style gear to shop now, naturally — you’re probably wondering … “Who makes that gorgeous  bomber jacket up top?” The answer, my friends, is none other than our friend, lauded American menswear hero Mr. Todd Snyder. And it’s just one of the favorites I’ve got on my shopping list this week. What about you? Let’s get into it in 3 … 2 … 1.

Golden Bear + Todd Snyder Shearling Collar Bomber — $895

One heck of a bomber jacket.

An instantly iconic jacket that’ll stand out in all the right ways this fall and winter.
Laco Paderborn Original Pilot Watch — $1,071

A stunning watch to wear for work or play this fall and winter.

Want a watch that’ll pair seamlessly with the aforementioned bomber jacket? Reach for this stylish pilot’s watch — it’s not often that we feature a truly investment-level watch on the blog, but Laco has outdone themselves.  Beautiful.
Rancourt  & Co. Wolf Boots — $395

Stunning fall boots (multiple colors available) for your next snowy trek.

Some of the best boots money can buy, and a favorite of the blog. Simply put, the Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots deserve your hard-earned cash this fall. Absolutely on any list of the best men’s winter boots, right?
Howler Brothers Harker Flannel Shirt — $89

The cozy weekend flannel you didn’t know you needed, right?

Call this stylish flannel shirt what it is — a terrific option to have in your wardrobe in terms of color, cut and fit.
 
Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants — $165

Durable construction and excellent quality overall, yes?

Classic corduroy pants from a lauded American designer? Sign me up, yessir.
 
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in 24-Month Wash — $128

Perfectly broken in jeans made from exceedingly rare denim.

These hard-to-find, very covetable Taylor Stitch jeans (as seen in this post here) can be scooped up for a limited time only. It’s nice to shake things up from dark denim in the fall, too.
Far Afield Wilson Long-Sleeve Shirt — $120

Another pleasingly casual flannel for cold weather.

This brushed cotton flannel shirt, a favorite at Bespoke Post, should be cozy, comfortable and exceptionally warm on fall and winter weekends.
Filson Ballistic Nylon Dryden Briefcase — $175

The dependable everyday bag that’s going to help you step easily into fall and winter.

Yet another rugged everyday bag from the good folks at Filson. The perfect bag for fall? And winter? Maybe, just maybe.
Chicago Comb Co. Leather Sheath — $19.98

A small-but-useful everyday carry essential.

It’s the underrated style essentials that can make the biggest difference in your life — seriously. This unique leather sheath is unexpected, but pretty darn cool.
Flag and Anthem Watson Western Shirt — $59.50

Going all in on stylish fall flannel shirts today.

Casual, washed for a lived-in feel, and cut in that cool way that only classic Western shirts can be — this Flag and Anthem shirt is a new personal favorite.
Aymara James Sweater — $150

The next addition to your shelf (or dresser drawer) of sweaters, folks.

The Aymara James Sweater, to me, evokes bitterly cold, snowy mornings at your cabin or lake retreat — or in the city. The point is, it’s rugged and handsome enough to wear anywhere. One of the best sweaters for winter? Maybe.
Topo Designs Classic Duffel — $99.98

This weekender bag is the difference between a good trip and a great trip.

A functional, understated bag can be an underappreciated part of your lineup of fall style essentials. Not so with the Topo Designs Classic Duffel.
Alright, we’ve wrapped up this week’s edition of The List — what are you adding to your own personal wish list? I’m personally a big fan of lacing up the Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots and getting out there this fall and winter. Thanks for reading!

The List: All The Best New Men’s Gear to Shop This Week

From a durable watch to handy items for your everyday carry, check out the latest and greatest men’s gear — rare Russian River beer not included.

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on another rendition of The List — courtesy of your fashion department of one at The Style Guide, it’s a full rundown of the best men’s gear to buy right now. Similar to the gear seen above, today’s edition includes a bit of everything. Today, we’re looking at classics like stylish summer sneakers, versatile shorts, a handy yard game and essential everyday carry items.  Without giving too much away, you can read the rest of The List below. To keep up with my #menswear adventures the rest of the time, follow me on Instagram — if you please, that is.

Outlier Ramielust T-shirt, $125

Outlier

Made from the world’s oldest fiber, this tee is soft, breathable and breezy.

Way more than just your average summer tee, this revamped number from functional and minimally minded style purveyors Outlier features exceptionally breathable Ramie fabric — quite possibly the oldest fabric in the world.

SeaVees Legend Sneaker in Selvedge Denim, $90.98
SeaVees

A recognizable silhouette done up in crisp selvedge denim.

Handsome and uniquely wearable, SeaVees offers up yet another pair of potentially your new favorite summer sneakers — except these ones are made from rich selvedge denim. Wear ’em with slim chinos and a white pocket tee.
Arvin Goods No-show Socks (Three-pack), $30
Arvin Goods

Well-made socks that are ready for purchase in a handy pack of three.

Just what exactly are you going to wear with those SeaVees sneakers as shown above? Other than slim chino shorts and your favorite polo, that is? Comfortable, stylish no-show socks are absolutely the correct answer.

Greats

Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve California Shirt in Red Madras, $118

Taylor Stitch

Terrific work — as always — from Taylor Stitch. Summer-ready pattern and color make this shirt a winner.

You’d expect a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this Taylor Stitch number to be sold out by now, right? Wrong. There are plenty of sizes left in this well-made shirt in a pleasingly summer-friendly pattern and fabric.

Shinola + St. Pierre Horseshoe Set, $130
Shinola

A modern American brand meets a classic American brand for the best-looking yard game you’ve ever seen.

Thought Shinola only made stylish men’s watches? Think again. They’ve teamed up with the largest producer of horseshoes in the world for a custom-branded set that’ll liven up your next backyard BBQ.

Flint and Tinder Texas-Made Oxford, $89

Flint and Tinder

A soft, well-made and tailored Oxford shirt able to be worn through the summer months.

Because every guy needs a classic, stylish Oxford shirt, this particular Flint and Tinder shirt makes this round of The List. It’s nicely tailored, made with Portuguese cotton and available in a range of colors. What’s not to love?

Worn and Wound  Harris Tweed Watch Roll, $200

The ideal carrying method for your watch collection — or part of it, at least.

It’s a bit hot to be thinking about wearing Harris tweed as a layering piece — but as a handsome accessory for your favorite watch? Absolutely. With trimming crafted from Horween Chromexcel leather, it’s quite simply a stellar piece.

Myles Apparel Everyday Shorts, $49.98
Myles Apparel

A well-cut pair of shorts that merge a summer-friendly color and solid design.

The hits, they just keep comin’ — right? As far as summer style essentials go, it’s tough to pass up tailored shorts that  blend athletic material and tailored wearability. That is to say: Buy the Everyday Shorts, ASAP.

Timex

Bespoke Post Shine Box, $45
Bespoke Post Shine Box

All the accessories needed to upgrade your summer eyewear.

I think we can more than agree that Bespoke Post does an admirable job curating stylish men’s goods. And the Shine Box, with handmade sunglasses and carrying accessories for just $45, is a stupendous value.
Hasami Gloss Blue Porcelain Mug — $27.50
Hasami

A stylishly designed mug for your morning (or afternoon) coffee.

We’re ending today on a non-menswear note (for once). Maybe it’s the clean design, maybe it’s the rich blue color — my favorite in the style world — or maybe it’s my love of coffee… either way, the Hasami Gloss Blue Porcelain Mug is on my list.
With that, we’ve come to the end of today’s post. Did you find any new, or investment-worthy, purchases? Leave your thoughts in the comments, or join me on Twitter to continue the discussion.
We’ll be back tomorrow for a very stylish #OOTD — see you then!
-Beau