The List: Power Through July (And Beyond) With the Best New Menswear

All smiles because you just bought one of the best shirts for summer … or you will have, at least.

The time has come to keep gearing up for summer, seeing as the Fourth of July is on the way. As a matter of fact, perhaps you’ll find some Fourth of July style essentials below — and essential men’s gear for beyond this (socially distanced) holiday, as well. We’ll talk about one of summer’s best shirts right off the bat, and we’ll keep things rolling with new menswear from Todd Snyder, some of the best men’s shoes and plenty more. To check out past editions of The List, head here. Thanks for reading!

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Navy Plaid — $125

The perfect summer shirt in a cool fabric and pattern from Taylor Stitch.

The time has come to snap up one of the best shirts for summer — if you haven’t already, that is. Taylor Stitch excels at making shirting with a just-right fit (thanks to the chest sizing system they use), along with a breezy cotton-linen fabric blend in the case of this rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch California Shirt.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Tab Front Stretch Chinos — $118

Slim chinos from one of the best men’s style brands around.

The ideal pairing with your Taylor Stitch California Shirt for perfect summer style? Why, it’s assuredly got to be some of the best men’s chinos for the season from top menswear designer Todd Snyder.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons in Pavement Suede — $98

Stylish, laidback summer slip-ons for everyday wear.

It’s summer, it’s hot out and you need some of the best men’s slip-ons to keep cool in style this season. Start with the well-made and affordably priced SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons, folks, then rock them with some of the best men’s chinos.

Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve One-Pocket Shirt — $85

A cool-as-can-be short-sleeve shirt from one of your favorite brands.

For long summer days and nights aplenty — even if you’re just working from home and then catching some rays on your patio — a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this rugged-yet-cool number from Buck Mason goes a long way.

Billykirk No. 404 Memo Holder — $115

A durable way to organize your EDC and take down good notes on the fly.

For jotting down notes and keeping your to-do list top of mind, you need the right everyday carry essentials, like this easy-to-carry and stylish leather memo holder from my good friends at Billykirk. You might be surprised at how often you use it.

Forty Five Supima Crew Tee — $32

A classic tee inspired by classic vinyl.

Forty Five is the latest in-house launch from the good folks at Huckberry, and as you might have read about, they’re focused on one thing — making the best men’s T-shirt. So named for 45RPM vinyl, which revolutionized music by featuring one hit single, this American-made T-shirt is as stylish as it gets. Maybe pick up one in every color?

Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts — $158

The coolest shorts to pick up for summer? Very likely indeed.

Here’s the deal: You’re looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer. The kind you can wear with your American-made T-shirt and SeaVees slip-ons. The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts are the pair you need ASAP.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $850

Rugged, tough and ready to go — that’s what this watch brings to the table.

If you’ve visited the blog in recent weeks, you know we’re all about a rugged dive watch for summer (and beyond). Marathon specializes in rough-and-tumble watches that go the distance, and the Marathon MSAR Watch is certainly no exception.

GREATS Royale Nero Sneakers — $179

Surprisingly sleek black leather sneakers from Brooklyn’s GREATS.

The alternative to a pair of the best men’s slip-ons? Why, a set of sleek, stylish black leather sneakers to add a bit of attitude to your summer ensemble. We’ve previously talked about how to wear white leather sneakers, so consider these GREATS Royale sneakers a nice change of pace.

Relwen Finespun Stripe Polo — $98

An utterly classic, breezy polo for the summer months.

Make no mistake, this won’t be the last time we talk about Relwen on the blog today, so get used to it. Here, the rugged men’s gear brand has made one of the best men’s polos for summer, a pleasingly functional, lightweight polo shirt to wear with slim light wash denim. On that note …

Mott and Bow Warren Slim Denim — $128

Slim denim in an essential wash from Mott and Bow.

If you read the blog, you know that the best men’s light wash jeans for summer  are a consistent recommendation by yours truly — and these Mott and Bow jeans, done up in a pleasingly faded wash, are no different.

Danner Caprine Boots — $150

Dependable, lightweight hiking boots for a summer adventure.

We’ve talked before on the blog about the Danner Caprine Boots, and how they just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots for summer — that being said, they’re back on the blog in a big way today. They’re perhaps the best lightweight boots for your next hike, and that’s just a fact.

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Heather Henley — $78

A rugged henley you’ll want to wear all summer.

If you don’t yet have one of the best short-sleeve henleys in your summer style rotation, consider this a chance to fix that. Faherty Brand uses high-quality fabric to deliver one of the best henleys for seasonal layering (try it with one of summer’s best shirts for an added bit of visual interest).

King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash — $12.99 

No better lineup of heritage-quality grooming products on the market right now.

If this brand name looks familiar to you, well, that’s because … it is. But not in the normal way — no sir, King C. Gillette is the recently launched heritage grooming offshot of the historic Gillette line, paying homage to the founder himself. Gillette has focused on innovations in shaving and men’s grooming since, oh, well, about 1904, so why this new launch? Easy. The entire line, which features a whole host of men’s grooming essentials, is meant for the guy who wants to care for his beard and his face with ease, style and heritage quality in mind. They don’t make ’em like they used to … except now, King C. Gillette does.

Outerknown Apex Trunks by Kelly Slater — $145

Tough, hard-wearing swim trunks for summer excursions.

Leave it to Outerknown and surfing legend Kelly Slater to come up with the best men’s swim trunks for all your summer adventures — talk about a guy who knows a thing or two about crafting the best men’s swimwear, ehh??

Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid — $240

The right bag for rugged summer adventures.

In similar fashion to the functional swim trunks shown above, you assuredly need one of the best men’s shoulder bags to haul your everyday carry this summer and beyond. The Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid (an exclusive to Huckberry) is the right way to go here.

It’s always tough to pick out a favorite when it comes to the best men’s gear picks, right? What’s going to be on your shopping list now? Will Todd Snyder’s slim-fit chinos make the cut? Are you going to step out in style with an EDC essential like a stylish leather memo holder from Billykirk while rocking a pair of the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons? Heck, maybe you want to go full-on rugged with the Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid? Either way, feel free to let me know on Twitter what you’re digging this season. Cheers and thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts, New Everyday Carry Gear & The Best Denim Jacket

Nothing less than the best summer T-shirt.

Rest assured, it’s still a very difficult and challenging time out there, so thank you for stopping by the blog. Here we are on yet another Friday — first off, have you picked up your new favorite T-shirt (as seen above), or a last-minute Father’s Day gift? If not, it’s time to get on that — and there’s no better place to go than Huckberry, which recently launched the Forty Five Tee. You’ve read about these stylish T-shirts on the blog, but if you’re just getting up to speed, know that Huckberry focused on crafting the best men’s T-shirt … and only that. It’s similar to how the 45RPM record featured just one perfect single (and changed how people collected vinyl records forever). In addition to those tees, we’ll also have plenty of cool ways to kick off the rest of your weekend in today’s Friday Read. Although all of our plans look a bit different this year for Father’s Day, I’d urge you to celebrate with the fathers and father figures in your life however best you can — and maybe stop by the Huckberry Father’s Day Shop or the Todd Snyder Father’s Day Shop to get a last-second gift??

As for me, things are slowly reopening around NYC, a positive given that I can now more directly support some of my favorite businesses, from coffee shop Qathra to whiskey bar Sycamore. I’m also still missing live music more than ever, but doing what I can to support by viewing livestreams and benefit shows by the likes of Audiotree. It’s all about doing your part — I hope that’s the case in your region as well. These businesses need our support more than ever (and that goes for a great deal many menswear brands, too!). With that in mind, let’s dig into a few brands that could use our support at the moment — some you’ll recognize, certainly. Enjoy your weekend, thanks for reading & stay safe!

Great soaps from a great brand — for a great cause.

Alright, so before I let you go for the weekend, I’m going to direct you toward yet another must-buy for the season. Namely, you’re going to need a stylish polo or three for the hot summer months. On that note, the exceptional Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo could just be the perfect purchase to sort out your summer wardrobe. Read more here via the Style Pick of the Week series. OK, my friends. That’s going to wrap things up. Stay safe out there.

 

 

The List: Get Ready for Summer with the Best New Menswear to Buy Now

Kicked back and relaxing with the best menswear for summer, no doubt.

Welcome back to another edition of The List. Now that we’ve rounded the corner past Memorial Day and are looking out upon summer (a very different summer than normal, to be sure), maybe you’ve come to realize that, hey, you need some summer style essentials to round out your closet. So it goes — you might find yourself spending more time at home and on your back patio than at breweries and rooftop bars, but the best gear for summer is ready to help you out all the same. Let’s get going with today’s picks.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

Just one of the cool color options for the Wellen Hemp Polo.

Yes indeed, here’s the breezy summer polo you need now. The Wellen Hemp Polo is one of the best men’s polos to wear this season, with a laidback sense of style akin to your favorite T-shirt. Throw it on for casual evenings manning the grill at home.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $145

The well-made tool bag to haul your favorite gear.

Admittedly, not every summer day is going to call for relaxing from sun-up to sundown. When you need to get to work and haul your everyday carry essentials around the yard or the garage, reach for this rugged tool bag from Billykirk. It’s going to come in handy when you least expect it (or when you most need it).

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Playa Shirt — $138

A seriously cool short-sleeve shirt for all your summer BBQ needs.

When the day’s work is done & you want to kick back with your favorite summer beer in hand, throw on this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Faherty Brand. It’s high-quality, it’s eyecatching & the print is as cool as can be.

Buck Mason Deck Shorts — $85

Stylish combination swim trunks and shorts.

Looking for the perfect pair of summer shorts? Of course you are. Buck Mason has you covered when it comes to your new favorite shorts, luckily. We’re talking cotton-nylon deck shorts that double as swim trunks, dry quickly and look great with, say, a stylish short-sleeve shirt.

Fisher + Baker Evans Shirt — $158

A breezy yet performance-minded summer shirt from Fisher + Baker.

Shall we keep it going when it comes to the best summer shirts for men? I think so. Fisher + Baker uses excellent fabric blends (in this case, cotton, lyocell and elastane), plus modern designs to upgrade your summer wardrobe. Case in point, the Fisher + Baker Evans Shirt. Wear it unbuttoned atop a rugged short-sleeve henley for casual summer style.

HELM Boots Zind Natural Boots — $350

Ideal leather boots for summer (seriously).

Hear me out: Perhaps you’re like me, and you love wearing rugged leather boots any chance you get. Yes, even in the summer. Particularly with slim light wash jeans, these HELM Boots Zind Boots just get the job done. And, they’re a stylish pair of leather boots you can keep handy come fall and winter. Purchase from HELM and get $50 off your first purchase and free shipping, too. 

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Green Cast Selvage — $178

Rugged selvage jeans you should buy now — and break in over time.

Bear with me: As we all spend more time indoors, now is actually a perfectly acceptable time to buy a pair of stylish selvedge denim. We’re talking plenty of indoor wear time and break-in time, and of course, Taylor Stitch knows a thing or two about making some of the best men’s jeans. You could also opt to pick up a stylish light wash denim jacket from the TS  brand. Be sure to pair ’em with your HELM Boots Zind Boots.

Super73 Super73-Z1 Lightweight E-Bike — $1,395

Perhaps the coolest way to get around town.

What do stylish selvedge denim and rugged leather boots call to mind? Perhaps hitting the road for a (socially distanced) ride? If that’s the case, you’re in luck — the Super73-Z1 Lightweight E-Bike is a remarkably affordable, efficient and seriously cool electric bike.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-On Sneakers — $98

The classic summer slip-ons to wear this instant.

Let’s pivot back to a more commonly seen type of summer footwear — I’m talking, of course, about stylish slip-on sneakers. Not just any slip-on sneakers, though — the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-Ons deliver plenty of laidback California cool all summer long. Wear ’em with your new favorite summer shorts and a casual summer tee.

Ooni Gas-Fired Pizza Oven — $329

A new and seriously incredible way to make pizza at home.

You’ve got the perfect summer meal in mind, and it involves homemade pizza. But how to make it happen? The Ooni Pizza Oven, which just might be the best pizza oven for your backyard. It’s really that simple. Pick up some hot sauces at Huckberry to add some extra kick.

Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Slim-Fit Trousers — $110

Lightweight pants for summer in a cool colorway.

Hey, a guy’s got to put on pants every now and again, right? These stylish slim-fit trousers from Grayers, made in a lightweight and breezy fabric, are perfect to throw on with a classic white T-shirt and those SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-Ons.

Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch — $251.98

A durable, highly affordable dive watch to buy now.

There’s a reason Zodiac Watches keeps popping up on the blog, and it’s because of rugged watches like the Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch. Right now, it’s one of the most affordable watches you can buy, and it pairs easily with anything and everything in your wardrobe (including the Wellen Hemp Polo and your cotton-nylon deck shorts).

Relwen Windsurf Shawl — $125.98

The dependable summer sweatshirt to wear all evening.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to get to a beach or spend time around a bonfire, you’ve certainly noticed it can get a bit breezy. To combat those breezes from day to night in style, reach for the perfect summer sweatshirt — it’s casual, it’s rugged, and the Relwen Windsurf Shawl is as versatile as it gets.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Sleek, lightweight knit sneakers to wear this summer.

We talked about stylish slip-on sneakers earlier, so let’s keep it rolling when it comes to the best sneakers for summer, shall we? In this case, of the lace-up variety — the GREATS Royale Knit are a fast-selling pair of sneakers, made in a cool white-and-blue color combo from breathable knit fabric.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Short-Sleeve Henley — $98

A rugged, performance-ready short-sleeve henley for hot summer days.

What goes quite well with some of the best sneakers for summer? Why, a classic short-sleeve henley. In this case, the Olivers Apparel Convoy Short-Sleeve Henley is made with the brand’s breathable 100 percent Merino Active Jersey fabric.

New Belgium Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza — Price Varies 

This could be the perfect summer beer to try now.

One of my favorite pastimes — even in these strange quarantine times — is kicking back with a refreshing summer beer (ideally, wearing a classic short-sleeve henley!). I’ve lately been gravitating toward the crisp, refreshing New Belgium Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza (thanks to the brewery for sending!). What’s the scoop with this excellent line of summer beers? Watermelon, lime, agave and hibiscus come together in a bright and sunny beer (made in collaboration with Mexico’s Cervecería Primus). Drink this all day and keep it handy when you fire up the grill.

WhistlePig Whiskey — Price Varies 

Perhaps the best whiskey for using in a cocktail at the moment.

Now, perhaps you’re more of a whiskey guy. In that case, let me point you toward WhistlePig Whiskey and the WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye Whiskey. It’s an excellent whiskey for using in cocktails, aged for six years and offering nice spice and complexity. Of note earlier this spring, the distillery offered up some seriously rare & very cool Blend Your Own Whiskey kits, a neat way to try your hand at this nuanced form of spirit consumption & production. Doesn’t get much cooler (or more enjoyable!) than that.
Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt — $191.28

A cool, breezy camp-collar shirt for summer.

Let’s close things out today with a look at one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for summer. The camp collar shirt is a certified menswear classic, and Southern menswear designer Billy Reid has absolutely delivered one of the best camp-collar shirts your hard-earned money can buy now.
My friends, I know we once again covered an astonishing amount of the best men’s gear for summer, did we not? It’s tough for me to narrow down a favorite from the above picks, but it’s hard to go wrong with, say, a camp collar shirt or a a classic short-sleeve henley — it’s helpful that either would look great with the stylish slip-on sneakers we featured above. Let’s not forget about picks like a stylish pair of leather boots or stylish selvedge denim, either. Heck, I could also see myself living in the Buck Mason Deck Shorts and the Wellen Hemp Polo — how about you? As always, I love hearing from everyone on Twitter, so please reach out anytime. Thanks for reading, stay safe & cheers!
-Beau

 

 

 

The List: It’s Time You Bought Some of The Best New Spring Menswear

The perfect spring polo? It very well could be.

As the headline would imply, folks, the time has come to shop the best new menswear for spring — if you haven’t been already, that is. That, of course, includes the Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo as shown above. After all, it’s high time you shed some of those extra layers and reached for easygoing pieces that can stand on their own, although we’re all spending much more time at home than out on the road. Rest assured, these picks work in either situation. And in the rest of this roundup of the best spring gear, you’ll find must-haves like the best leather dress shoes and a tough everyday watch. We’re just getting started, though. Check out the latest edition of The List, then let me know what you’ll be buying on Twitter.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo — $88

Just one of the colors available for this stylish polo.

As previously seen on the blog, this stylish merino polo is the perfect spring layer, fit to be rocked on its own in particular — or else worn underneath a stylish suede jacket on a breezy spring day. And the jacket in question …

Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket — $995

An ideal suede jacket for spring.

Yes indeed, my friends — here’s the stylish suede jacket  mentioned above. Ever so slightly dressy, seriously well-made, uniquely crafted to be worn on the weekend or out on a weeknight date — the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket is simply perfect.

HELM Boots Bradley Brown Leather Dress Shoes — $285 

Rugged-yet-versatile leather dress shoes to wear all spring.

Here are some of the best leather dress shoes we mentioned we’d be covering earlier, and of course, they’re from HELM Boots. For wearing with, say, the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket,  you can find no finer pair. And as always with HELM Boots, you can get $50 off your first pair, plus free shipping, when you click on through.

Buck Mason Slub Twill Officer Pants — $135

The best everyday spring pants.

What goes perfectly with each of the picks above (including the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket and your stylish leather dress shoes)? Why, slim twill pants from Buck Mason, crafted with care out of some of the finest fabric around. They’re your new favorite spring pants.

Timex Navi XL Watch — $155

A tough watch to wear on the daily with just about anything.

As previously mentioned, a tough everyday watch is a must-have for spring, and it helps when the Timex Navi XL is made with the kind of functionality you need. Subtly stylish yet rugged, this is the perfect vintage-style watch — at an affordable price, too.

Hansen Laust Jacket — $320

A classic workwear jacket for spring style.

Let’s talk once more about an essential everyday spring jacket, shall we? This French workwear jacket from Hansen is actually an update of a classic style, and it’s exceptionally ready to layer with the Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo.

Mott and Bow Slim Kent Oxford Shirt — $79

A classic Oxford shirt to wear with your favorite denim.

As always seems to be the case on the blog, Mott and Bow continues to come through with basics that go beyond just some of the best men’s jeans. In this case, we’re talking about a slim Oxford shirt to wear with your favorite pair of faded blue denim this spring (perhaps alongside a French workwear jacket).

Tivoli Audio Music System Home — $749

The best way to upgrade your home listening.

Let’s break things up from menswear for just a bit, shall we? If you’re a music fan, like me, perhaps you’ve been looking for the perfect home speaker — and one that’s stylish, at that. The Tivoli Audio Music System Home is perfectly ready for to upgrade your home audio experience.

Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat — $295

Easy to layer and ready for spring rain.

Available via Bespoke Post, this fisherman’s coat is the perfect spring jacket — that goes for the city dweller or the outdoor explorer in equal measure, thanks to its mobile cut and classic navy color. Stutterheim can do no wrong when it comes to the best spring outerwear.

Rains Large Travel Backpack — $225

A no-nonsense travel bag for all your seasonal adventures.

This sleek, durable travel bag is in short supply, so if it catches your eye, be sure to hop on it. It could just be the perfect spring travel bag, what with its versatile design and slick black colorway.

Santa Rosa Tahoma Moccasins — $280

Tough leather chukka boots that work extremely well for spring.

Hey, who said you had to stow away your rugged leather boots, right? In fact, these durable leather moc boots are the perfect hybrid style, and they’re imminently wearable with your new favorite spring pants.

Grayers Arden Linen Shirt — $98

A breezy linen shirt for standout spring style.

Stop by to have a look at the new Grayers spring collection, and get ready to be amazed at some of the best men’s shirting for spring — including the breezy Grayers Arden Linen Shirt.

Faherty Brand Cooper Shirt Jacket — $198

As durable and rugged a spring layer as it gets.

Are you sensing a trend here? That of lightweight layers for spring that get the job done? That’s where the Faherty Brand Cooper Shirt Jacket enters the equation, at least. Wear it over your favorite tee or a rugged henley for easygoing spring style.

Cattamara Teton Double Wallet — $195

A unique everyday wallet to amp up your daily carry.

You’ve got your stylish everyday wallet, and then, you’ve got something even beyond that — the Cattamara Teton Double Wallet, a USA-made leather wallet that adds a serious punch of personality to your everyday carry.

Taylor Stitch Mechanic Shirt — $125

The tough shirt to wear on its own or atop a tee.

We’ve talked plenty about rugged everyday shirting and the like in today’s post and beyond, so it’s only fitting that we’re featuring the Taylor Stitch Mechanic Shirt. Both a rugged outer layer on breezy days, and a fine shirt to wear on its own, it could  be the best shirt to buy this spring.

Olivers Convoy Henley — $108

The best men’s henley? Perhaps, yes indeed.

There will come a time this spring when it’s too breezy to wear just a T-shirt, but not quite cold enough to throw on a heavier jacket — for all those times (and plenty more), wear one of the best men’s henleys. We’re talking, of course, about the Olivers Convoy Henley, part of the new Olivers spring collection and made with excellent, breathable fabric.

We’ve covered a lot of ground, and a lot of gear today — from the perfect home speaker  to one of the best men’s henleys, and right on through to the excellent Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo. What’s your take on all this gear, and what’s going onto your shopping list? Let me know on Twitter. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

The List: Get Ready for Early Spring with My Favorite New Men’s Style Picks

Looking into spring with one of the most functional overshirts on the market.

If it doesn’t feel quite like early spring is in the air in your neck of the woods, that’s perfectly alright (NYC weather can be quite up-and-down, too). But that doesn’t mean it’s not prudent to think about the early spring style essentials you’ll be wearing when the weather takes a turn for the better (whether expected or sudden). The focus in today’s edition of The List is, as always, on the best men’s gear — the kind of gear that can go anywhere (I.E. The Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt as shown above) while providing hours of versatility, durability and style. With that being said, let’s dive right in.

Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt — $138

The right kind of transitional layer you need for early spring.

There’s comes a time in every stylish guy’s life when it’s not quite warm enough to wear only a henley out of the house, yet it’s not chilly enough to wear your toughest winter jacket — so, kind of like the weather you find in early spring. For all those times, you need one of the most versatile overshirts on the market, the Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt.

Proof Elements Jacket — $148

Durable, tailored and ready to layer – that’s the Proof Elements Jacket.

The folks at Proof Performance deliver some of the best men’s gear across the board, including this durable lightweight jacket that could just be the best men’s jacket for spring — that’s all owing to the dependable ThermoTech fabric and tailored fit.

Mott and Bow Preston Shirt — $105

A classic cotton shirt in a reliable fit from Mott and Bow.

Every guy needs a versatile casual shirt in his wardrobe for spring, and the Mott and Bow Preston Shirt, made from garment-dyed cotton in a cool array of colors, is one of the best men’s shirts for spring. Wear it with your favorite denim from the brand.

Wellen Standard Chinos — $88

Slim chinos to wear with anything and everything this spring.

Wellen, an in-house brand at Huckberry, is the newest sustainable brand you need to shop (and wear) right now, and the best men’s chinos shown here are just the latest entry into the brand’s rotation of must-buy gear.

Faherty Brand Freeport Sweatshorts — $98

Laidback sweatshorts to wear for many a spring weekend.

If it’s already warmer than usual in your neck of the woods, best turn toward the new Faherty Brand Spring Collection, featuring plenty of easygoing basics — like the stylish Faherty Brand Freeport Sweatshorts, some of the best casual shorts to wear all spring and summer.

Timex x Todd Snyder Welton Watch — $158

A classic leather watch from one of America’s foremost menswear designers.

Leave it to the ongoing Timex + Todd Snyder partnership to churn out one of the best men’s leather watches your author has seen in some time — it’s one of my favorite watches, and this spring, it could become one of yours, too.

Astorflex Patnoflex — $175

Sleek, stylish leather slip-ons that look great with your favorite chinos.

If you want some of the best leather slip-ons to wear to that spring wedding or a seasonal getaway, you want the sleek, sustainably made Astorflex Patnoflex.

Huckberry x Men’s Health Proof Rover Pants — $98

Rugged five-pocket pants from Huckberry x Men’s Health.

Exclusive to the well-curated Huckberry x Men’s Health Collection, this unique take on the durable Proof Rover Pants has the staying power to be a new spring and summer go-to. Think: Slim five-pocket pants you can wear to the office or happy hour with ease, and then out on a spring adventure.

Olivina Men Deodorant — $8

Try out one of the best men’s deodorants now.

Finding the right deodorant — especially an aluminum-free deodorant at the right price — can be a taxing test of trial and error. Luckily, Olivina Men Deodorant — in clean scents like Black Oak, simply delivers.

Lisboa Porto Shirt — $118

A dependably rugged flannel shirt to wear when it’s cold this spring.

Just as with the Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt, spring (especially early spring) can be the right time to break out a classic flannel shirt if it ends up being unexpectedly chilly. The Lisboa Porto Shirt, made with supremely high-quality fabric in a tailored fit, is one of the best transitional shirts for spring.

Party Patch Hangover Defense — Starting at $19.79 (Four-Pack)

An essential when imbibing on St. Patrick’s Day (or any other special occasion!).

Hey, St. Patrick’s Day is on the way, so to avoid that dreaded next-day hangover for the holiday (or any weekend, for that matter), slap on a Party Patch as you imbibe, featuring vitamins like B5 and B6 that absorb through skin to negate the impact of one too many IPAs.
Duke Cannon Supply Drop — $50

A full-on grooming upgrade, also available in subscription box form.

There’s no time like the present to shop the best men’s grooming essentials, including the jam-packed Duke Cannon Supply Drop, featuring all the best men’s grooming gear to upgrade your daily routine (like solid cologne, the brand’s excellent soap, and the right amount of standout face wash).
Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee — $72

A stylish, functional T-shirt to wear all spring and summer.

What’s the perfect T-shirt for spring, the right tee to pair with your Proof Rover Pants? That would be the equally durable, dependable Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee, (named for its long-lasting qualities). It’s one of the best men’s T-shirts for spring (and assuredly a tee you know if you’ve read the blog before).
Billykirk x Flint and Tinder No. 155 Flap Card Case — $75

A tough leather card case that’ll only get better with age.

The Billykirk x Flint and Tinder collaboration has absolutely produced some standout leather goods these past few months, including this rugged leather card case —  one of the few American-made wallets you can find at this price point.
Alright, so what are you looking forward to most about dressing for spring? Are you moreso focused on amping up your accessories with a rugged leather card case, or perhaps some of the best men’s grooming gear? Maybe you’re more focused on the bigger-ticket items, like the dependable Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt or one of the the best men’s jacket for spring? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter, and let’s get to work this spring.

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: 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: Stay Warm in Style This Winter with All the Best New Menswear for 2020

Step out with a crucial layer this winter — one of the best men’s flannel shirts from Faherty Brand.

Getting dressed in style this winter needn’t be boring — at least, that’s what I’m here to try to convince you of as we kick off 2020 and another edition of The List. For those new to the blog, The List represents all the best new men’s style essentials to buy for each and every season — compiled weekly, at that. And I think you’re going to appreciate the blend of gear we’ve got going on today, from a classic flannel shirt to the perfect jeans from Mott and Bow. That’s really only the tip of the iceberg, though. After all, getting dressed for winter doesn’t have to mean throwing on endless layers and then calling it a day — you’ll see that below. Happy shopping!

Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel — $148

A classically rugged flannel from a timeless brand — perfect for winter.

To layer up for winter, you need to start out on the right foot — or in this case, with the right shirt. The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel is a personal favorite for its blend of comfort, durability and rugged style. That makes it the perfect flannel shirt for winter, and indeed, one of the best men’s flannel shirts … period.

Jack Mason Aviator 3-Hand Watch — $195

This could be the perfect everyday watch from Jack Mason — rugged, casual and yet versatile.

The ideal casual watch for everyday wear this winter could be this stylish Jack Mason timepiece — inspired by aviation and the art of flight, this sleek leather watch is perfect for both business casual and weekend style settings. Trust me, I’ve tested it out (as you might have seen on my Instagram).

Duke Cannon Beer and Bourbon Box — $25

Richly crafted soaps in cool, beer and bourbon-infused scents.

The best men’s grooming essentials sometimes come in small packages — or at least in the case of Duke Cannon, they come in a set featuring the brand’s famed and highly functional Big Ass Bar of Soap. The Duke Cannon Beer and Bourbon Box uses some standout scents to upgrade your winter grooming.
Flint and Tinder Shaggy Scottish Sweater — $168

A cozy, comfortable and yet rugged sweater from Flint and Tinder up for sale.

Yes indeed, the folks at Flint and Tinder have done it again — the Flint and Tinder Scottish Sweater is made in Scotland, as luck would have it, from soft brushed wool. It’s the best sweater for cold winter mornings (and evenings, for that matter).
Mott and Bow Harrison Shirt — $145

A classic cotton flannel shirt in a tailored fit, done up in a cool plaid pattern.

So, what shirt are you going to layer under the Flint and Tinder Scottish Sweater? That’d be the Mott and Bow Harrison Shirt — an exceptionally stylish flannel shirt for winter from the makers of your favorite jeans.That’s a perfect winter style combo, if you ask me.
Nick’s Boots Falcon Boots — $495

These are surely some of the best men’s boots you can buy for winter.

If there’s one thing you need for winter, it’s a great pair of winter boots. And not just any old pair will do — lace up some investment-level boots you can wear for days on end this winter. Specifically, step into the rugged, absurdly beautiful Nicks Boots Falcon Boots. Together with one of the best men’s flannel shirts, you’ve got the makings of a top-notch winter ensemble.
Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley in Heather Grey — $68

Cozy, warm and rugged — everything you need in a henley, and then some.

OK, so you’ve got one of the best men’s flannel shirts, you’re lacing up your investment-level boots … what’s missing? Easy, a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch. The Heavy Bag Henley is made with upcycled fabric and features a comfortable-yet-flattering fit — one of the best men’s henleys I’ve tested.
Harpoon Brewery Winter Warmer — Price Varies

A rich winter beer to warm dark, cold nights.

The aptly named Harpoon Brewery Winter Warmer is one of the best beers for winter, all owing to its classically inspired recipe (cinnamon and nutmeg feature heavily), along with its long lineage — it’s been brewed since 1988, after all. I’m a big fan after testing it out courtesy of the brewery (thanks, guys!), and I think you’ll appreciate it, too.

Mott and Bow Connor Heavy Cable Crew — $225 

Another rugged sweater to wear with your favorite Mott and Bow jeans.

Yes, you read that right — Mott and Bow continues to move beyond denim (although it’s assuredly some of the best men’s denim) with pieces like this classic cable crew sweater. It’s, naturally, the ideal piece to pair with Mott and Bow jeans.

Filson Medium Submersible Dry Duffel Bag — $200

The rare duffel bag that’ll keep your gear dry no matter where you go.

If you want an everyday duffel bag that’s every bit as rugged as your favorite men’s gear from Filson, then the Filson Medium Submersible Dry Duffel Bag is the one you need by your side for all your winter adventures.
Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Shawl Cardigan — $398

The perfect winter cardigan? Maybe so. Try it from Faherty Brand to find out.

Yes indeed, we’re going with another entry from Faherty Brand in this edition of The List. The uniquely designed Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Cardigan jumps right out at you in the best way possible — that eyecatching pattern makes it one of the best shawl cardigans to buy this season. Who said winter style wasn’t fun?

Danner Full Bore Boots — $150

Tough boots featuring water-resistant suede and a Vibram outsole.

The best hiking boots can come in quite handy when it comes time to navigate snowy streets and trails, and the Danner Full Bore Boots fit the mold quite stylishly.

Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley — $62

A tough henley that pulls no punches in terms of standout style.

Of course, it really wouldn’t be an edition of The List if we didn’t recommend one of the best men’s henleys — the pleasingly rugged Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley is the perfect henley to wear under a flannel shirt (and that’s just one styling option).

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey — Price Varies

A “proper” whiskey that pays homage to Conor McGregor’s hometown.

From MMA champion Conor McGregor comes a triple-distilled Irish whiskey (featuring golden grains and vanilla, honey and toasted wood notes) — this whiskey in particular pays homage to MacGregor’s hometown of Dublin & the Crumlin, Dublin 12 neighborhood specifically. It’s the perfect whiskey to try on a cold winter weekend — preferably surrounded by friends. I’ve tried it, and I can vouch for it. Cheers!

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Waxed Wool — $228 

A rugged jacket that only Taylor Stitch can dream up.

Part field jacket and part blazer substitute, the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket (made from a handsome waxed wool in a deep olive color) is one of the best men’s winter jackets, and a worthy piece to wear alongside your Heavy Bag Henley.

Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots — $199 

Rugged-yet-dressy boots — the perfect encapsulation of all things Wolverine.

If you typically think of more rugged leather boots when you think of Wolverine (like the ones found in this winter style ensemble), then get ready to shift your thinking a bit. The Wolverine BLVD Collection focuses on affordable style and yet high-quality performance & design, including rich leather that’ll age very nicely. More specifically, the dressy-yet-versatile Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots are a shining example of day-to-night style from this lauded brand.

OK, so whenever I get to the end of one of these posts, I always have a tough time picking my favorite — do you feel the same way? From the perfect flannel shirt for winter, right on through to those rugged Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots, I’d say there’s probably something for every taste and budget.  Maybe the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is your go-to pick? Or perhaps it’s the rich Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Cardigan? Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the excellent versatility of a stylish flannel shirt for winter from a top denim brand. Let me know your thoughts on these picks over on Twitter. Let’s get out there!

The List: Start the New Year in Style with the Best New Menswear to Buy Right Now

A rugged, dependable men’s shirt to kick off the new year — courtesy of Taylor Stitch, of course.

Folks, there’s no rest for the weary today as we kick 2020 off with a bang — yes, that’s right … 2020. It’s hard to believe it’s already a new year and *gulp* a new decade … but that doesn’t mean your commitment to men’s style essentials has to stop, or shift, or change. Let’s look at this new year as one of further grow in terms of classic and adventurous men’s style, and all the things that the best men’s style can bring to your life (from greater confidence to improved work performance — seriously!). The adage “Look good, feel good” has never held more weight than it does right now, and with that being said, I’m here to tell you all about the best new men’s gear … for a new year, and possibly … a new you. We’ll start with the incredible Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt in Rust Plaid, and go from there with 10 of the best new men’s gear picks. Cheers to a new year!

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt in Rust Plaid — $125

A rugged men’s shirt you won’t want to stop wearing.

A true favorite of mine (as you might have seen on my Instagram), and soon to be one of yours as well, the Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt is one of the best men’s shirts on the planet, made from incredible fabric and featuring the ability to be layered over your favorite henley or worn on its own. It’s too good to be true … except it’s not. It’s the best shirt to buy to start 2020.

Duke Cannon Solid Cologne — $25

A handsome-smelling solid cologne from an excellent brand.

The new year is perhaps the best time to update your men’s grooming essentials — and what better place to start than Duke Cannon and the lauded, excellent-smelling Duke Cannon Solid Cologne? This is the right way to amp up your personal scent (for the better).

Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt — $178

A new year, and a new sweater shirt for the taking. from Faherty Brand.

Speaking of dependable layers to start 2020, this rugged overshirt from Faherty Brand has all the makings of one of the best new winter shirts for cold weather. From the super-soft fabric to the layering-friendly cut, this is one of the best overshirts your author has seen in some time.

Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker Jacket — $998

One of the best trucker jackets — heck, the best leather jackets, period — you’re apt to find this year.

The quest to find the best leather jacket on the market (on the planet?) continues, but it would appear that the Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker is giving that title a run for its money. Wear this rugged trucker jacket (which actually comes off as quite refined thanks to the rich suede) with any of the menswear essentials on this list, the AT Slim Pants from Western Rise included.

Mott and Bow Classic Cashmere Crewneck — $149

A slim, subtly stylish sweater to wear all winter long.

Yes, that’s right — the makers of your favorite jeans are coming for more of your wardrobe with this classic cashmere sweater, a handsome compliment to slim Mott and Bow jeans if ever there was one. Another stylish sweater to improve your office style.

Western Rise AT Slim Pants — $128

Some of the best new men’s pants out there, guaranteed.

If you want a pair of the best new men’s pants, the sort of pair that can be worn to the office and on the weekends, on your commute or your Sunday coffee run … get the durable AT Slim Pants from Western Rise. There some of the most durable pants out there, with surprisingly sharp style built right in.

Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph — $128

A durable, affordable leather watch — no wrong way to go here.

The new year is also as great a time as any to upgrade your watch collection with one of the  most affordable leather watches your hard-earned cash can buy. The uniquely made Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph features an innovative strap design and of course, a tough Timex chronograph watch. Be sure to wear it with a classic cashmere sweater for easygoing office style.

Yuketen Maine Guide 6-Eye DB Boots — $616

Remarkable leather boots that pull no punches.

Yes, that’s right — we’re telling you all about the best leather boots to invest in to start the year. The incredible thing about these Yuketen boots is that you’ll have them long after 2020 — they’re some of the most well-made boots you can spend your hard-earned dough on.

Wellen Headlands Sweater — $138

A highly stylish men’s sweater made with sustainability in mind.

We’ve talked about Wellen previously as one of the best new brands to shop if you want sustainable style, and the Wellen Headlands Sweater exemplifies that dual-minded approach quite nicely. It’s the rugged winter sweater you’ll find yourself reaching for whenever the weather takes a turn.

Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown — $108

A classic shirt to wear any day of the week this winter.

We’ve focused on the right men’s style essentials to shop if you want to start making upgrades to your look, and there’s hardly a better place to start than with one of the best men’s shirts from Flint and Tinder.  The well-made Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown exemplifies classic style for the office and the weekend.

 

Although it’s tough to narrow down any list of the best new men’s gear to just 10, how do you think we did? Perhaps you’re now coveting a pair of the the best leather boots from Yuketen? Or maybe the Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown is now a must-buy? My favorite from this entire list, of course, might just be the rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt — if you want to weigh in with a take of your own, shoot me a note on Twitter. Cheers to 2020!

 

 

 

 

The List: Bundle Up for Fall and Winter with My Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks

This tough shirt jacket is the lead-off pick in today’s rundown of the best men’s gear for Novmeber.

If there’s one essential you need on your shopping list right now, it might just be a rugged shirt jacket. OK,well, to be clear … there’s likely more than one item you’re going to want to add to your rundown of the best fall style essentials, and that’s where today’s edition of The List enters the picture. With Thanksgiving looming and chilly weather continuing to roll in, these are the right gear picks to bundle up with, hit the road with, or wear to get to work. Have any recommendations of your own to make? Let me know on Twitter!

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $248

A tough shirt jacket with the right chops for fall layering.

Lined in cotton flannel, this rugged shirt jacket from the American-made style purveyors at Flint and Tinder is not to be trifled with. It’s the kind of classic shirt jacket you can throw on and forget about, given that it’s made from weather-resistant waxed canvas to take you through tough fall adventures and nasty weather. Easily one of the best men’s shirt jackets, this is true.

Helm Boots Hollis Boots — $350

The best boots for the office and the weekend in equal measure.

It’s the perfect time of year to break out some rugged leather boots, and for the ideal mix of refinement and style, you can’t go wrong with Austin-based Helm Boots and the exclusive-to-Huckberry Helm Boots Hollis Boots. The captoe and rich leather give these a dressier feel — wear them with tan herringbone trousers and a classic Oxford shirt to the office. Speaking of …

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in White Everyday Oxford — $98

One of the best Oxford shirts you’re going to find, and that’s a fact.

There’s truly never a bad time to recommend or wear a classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch, especially as we roll into winter. This timeless white Oxford shirt is one you should wear with everything from a classic navy blazer and tan chinos to perfectly faded denim and durable leather chukka boots.

Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants — $98

Classic corduroy pants that won’t miss a beat when it comes to essential fall style.

An ongoing favorite here on the blog, the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants are corduroys as you’ve never seen them, done up in a trim fit with rich fabric and top-notch quality. These are simply some of the best corduroy pants to wear to the office or out on a date, preferably paired with your classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch.

Hill City Merino Cashmere Beanie — $48

The right way to keep warm and add some serious style points to your fall and winter ensembles.

This won’t be the last time we’ll talk about Hill City today on the blog, mark my words. The brand (an offshoot of GAP) focuses on stylish, performance-inspired menswear in sleek silhouettes, tested in San Francisco and worn the world over. This merino cashmere beanie is soft, comfortable & utterly critical for fall and winter — the pop of color doesn’t hurt, either.

Tuft & Needle California King Mattress — $750

A truly excellent mattress for a great night’s sleep.

Granted, it’s not every single day that you expect to see a Tuft & Needle mattress on a list of the best new men’s gear, but this just might be one of the best mattresses you can invest in now (and then reap the rewards later, of course).

Tincup American Whiskey — Starting at $25

A bold, rich whiskey that’ll warm you on chilly fall and winter nights.

In addition to stylish accessories, the right spirits can go a long way toward amping up your enjoyment of fall and winter evenings — and Tincup American Whiskey, with its bold flavor and modern approach to heritage whiskey, is the right way to go. Affordably priced for some of the best and most unique whiskey on the planet, Tincup takes its name from an old-school mining town (and the way in which miners would enjoy their whiskey). Using distilled Colorado water also gives this a remarkable flavor — it’s a new fall and winter favorite.

Hanwag Stulben II Boots — $306

Richly crafted leather hiking boots that won’t quit, no matter what.

Among underappreciated brands quietly making some of the best men’s hiking boots on the market, Hanwag might take the cake. These rugged leather hiking boots are dependable enough for the trail with your favorite chore pants, and stylish enough to grab a pint afterward.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (Huckberry Exclusive) — $188

An eyecatching update to a classic Taylor Stitch silhouette.

Yes, we’re back with another recommendation from Taylor Stitch,and more specifically, a new take on the coveted Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. It won’t be the last time you see it this season, that’s for sure. Done up in a rich color and custom fabric exclusive to Huckberry, this is the perfect fall and winter trucker jacket — wear it with a white henley and inky blue indigo denim, plus some new leather hiking boots.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel — $139

A technical bag that’s streamlined enough to go off-road and beyond.

When you need a performance-minded duffel bag and don’t want to think about it too much, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is the everyday carry essential you need.

Armor-Lux Heritage Henley — $109

A truly excellent henley for fall and winter layering.

When you’re getting ready to go off-road with, say, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel, make it worth your while — and stay warm in the process, with one of the toughest henleys your money can buy. That, my friends, would be the Armor-Lux Heritage Henley.

Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket — $158

Another shirt jacket for easygoing layering potential.

Founded by former MLS player Noah Palmer and featuring a focus on mobile, comfortable, versatile gear for the modern man on the go, Hill City is an excellent new menswear brand worth your time if you want performance-ready menswear (like the Thermal Light Shirt Jacket) that’s not too fussy and doesn’t break the bank.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $795

A watch that’ll stay on time and keep you looking stylish all the while.

Speaking of a shirt jacket for the guy on the go, what about a rugged dive watch for the guy who never stops? Enter the dependable, tough Marathon MSAR Watch, uniquely suited to stand up to fall tailgates and winter snow in equal measure.

Truman Boots Service Boots — $420 

Tough leather boots that work as hard as you do.

We’ve sure covered a lot of ground today on the blog when it comes to the best men’s leather boots, but these Truman Boot Co. Service Boots are more than worthy of inclusion. Incredibly rugged and richly crafted, you can wear these all winter, day after day.

Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag — $250

The right way to haul your favorite red wine and cocktail essentials.

Here just in time for holiday travel and holiday spirits, meet a remarkable and essential addition to your home bar (and your traveling bar, too). The Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag blends the expertise and craftsmanship for which Billykirk is known with the high-quality approach to winemaking (aged in former bourbon barrels!) that separates Cooper & Thief from the pack. Taken together, this beautiful bartender bag is the right way to haul your favorite spirits and cocktail accessories to your next holiday party. Better still? It’s handcrafted and hand-numbered, and filled with some of the best cocktail tools around, and still leaves you with space for a bottle of Cooper & Thief wine. Cheers!

Barbour Flannel Shirt — $159

Wear this stylish flannel with your Barbour jacket — go for it!

So, last but not least … you know what goes well with your Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag? A rugged flannel shirt from a heritage brand — and specifically, this impeccable Barbour Flannel Shirt. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

 

OK now … did you find anything to add to your shopping cart or your wish list? Perhaps it’s the nicely updated Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants that are next up for you to purchase? Or maybe the Barbour Flannel Shirt is the way to go? Oh, and let’s not forget about the Helm Boots Hollis Boots and other dependable gear picks like the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket — how about it? Who can’t wait to get out there this fall? That makes two of us. Cheers!