#OOTD: How to Wear a Camp Collar Shirt This Summer

Want a new way to dress for summer? One that’s unexpected and yet pretty cool and unique? It all starts with finding one of the best camp collar shirts out there. Camp collar shirts first began appearing on runways once more a handful of years ago, and they’re now made by brands big and small, including the all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason. Think of it not so much as a trend more as a new American style staple, the kind that you can just as readily wear to the office now as you can to a summer BBQ. It might take some getting used to wearing a camp collar shirt as opposed to a polo or even a breezy Oxford shirt, but it’s a cool and somewhat bold style move worth making. It’ll turn heads in a good way, and it’s every bit as comfortable and lightweight as your favorite T-shirt, seriously. That’s especially true of the Buck Mason Camp Shirt we’ll be talking about today, which is about as classic a take on the style as it gets.

A cool camp collar shirt signals the feeling that summer is here, that the sun is shining and that cold beer and great times await. And if you want to go a bit more bold and wear your Buck Mason Camp Shirt underneath a blazer on a short, casual Friday at the office, then you can do that, too — it’s summer after all, and we’re all getting used to really dressing again in our own ways. If you want to wear it more casually, a la the #OOTD below, then I’d suggest you do that, too. The point is, the best camp collar shirt can do even more than you might think at first glance. That’s great news for your summer style.

Best way to wear a camp collar shirt

  • The Camp Collar Shirt: Buck Mason Breeze Linen Camp Shirt, $95 — Now, this shirt has been talked about before on the blog, but it’s worth revisiting. It’s a breezy and effortlessly cool summer style move.
  • The Pants: Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants, $148 — Keep the casual summer style vibes flowing with these comfortable stretch pants, which wear like chinos (perfect for the office) but feel like sweats (ideal for weekend hangs).
  • The Loafers: Astorflex Patnoflex Travel Loafers, $175 — We’re back once again to talk about a pair of the most stylish men’s loafers. These are made to travel easily and can work at the office, happy hour and anywhere in between.
  • The Belt: Billykirk No. 117 Mechanic’s Belt, $105 — Wearing a stylish leather belt might feel odd these days, but it’s an essential that you need in an #OOTD like this. Billykirk makes one of the best men’s belts, too.
  • The Watch: Shinola Runwell Automatic Watch, $1,095 — Splurge and treat yourself to one of the best leather dress watches for men. It’s just the right way to go as we re-enter the world.
  • The Sunglasses: Maui Jim Castles Sunglasses, $300 — If you haven’t thought about your accessories in a good while, why not go all out and pick up a pair of the best sunglasses for men to really drive home the cool, stylish nature of this #OOTD? I’m all about it, folks.
  • The Grooming Essential: MANTL Age Defense Moisturizer, $21.98 — Refresh your mug to head back out into the world with this hydrating daily moisturizer, my friends.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote, $265 — There’s a reason this versatile and rugged Mission Workshop tote keeps popping up on the blog, and that’s because it’s got the carrying capacity for whatever your day requires, from sun up to sun down.

Well, my friends. Are you ready for the rest of summer, and a stylish one, to boot? It’s all about shaking things up ever so slightly, be it packing up a Mission Workshop tote — instead of a backpack — or opting to wear your new Buck Mason Camp Shirt instead of a classic polo. The rest of these picks toe the line between the comfort we’re used to now (witness the comfortable stretch pants from Faherty Brand) and the cool style you need this summer (as in, some of the most stylish men’s loafers on the market). Add in other considerations, like a pair of the best sunglasses for men and a much-needed, stylish leather belt, and your accessories are top-notch, too. Finish it off with an essential men’s moisturizer, and I’d say you’ve just put together one of the coolest looks possible for whatever heads your way this season. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and stay stylish out there!

See Now, Buy Now: Buck Mason’s Linen Shirt is the Best New Summer Shirt Out There

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Have you been counting down the days to the official start of summer and using my ongoing See Now, Buy Now series to stock up on essentials like the best summer shirts for men? If you answered yes, you’re in good company, and as ever, Buck Mason is here to save the day with the new Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt. It checks all the right boxes, and then some, and then some more, as far as your search for one of the best lightweight shirts for men is concerned. The kicker here is that it retails for $95 at Buck Mason, a steal when you consider the quality and great looks you’re getting.

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That’s great news for you and me both, as we join the crowds heading to the park, the beach or the brewery — or all three — this summer. And if you want a casual, cool shirt to wear back to the office (perhaps an office with a summer-friendly dress code), then this camp collar shirt is a perfect alternative to the more traditional polo. With style points aplenty and breezy fabric top of mind, Buck Mason has made one of the best short-sleeve shirts, right in line with its focus on producing the best T-shirts, the best summer shorts and much more. Why a camp collar shirt, exactly? I’m glad you asked, my friends.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt

Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt

A camp collar shirt is a retro style that’s come back into vogue in recent years, from the runways to your closet now. It was the kind of easygoing shirt you’d see dads of the ’50s and ’60s wear on more casual outings (a la camping trips!), designed to replace dress shirts. It helps that the Buck Mason take on one of the best lightweight shirts for men is breezy and laidback, yet well-fitted and not baggy. Oh, and the fabric is another major bonus as you search for additions to your rotation of the best summer shirts for men.  A 55 percent linen and 45 percent cotton blend gives the Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt structure and yet breathability. Small touches like horizontal, rather than vertical, button holes, offer you greater range of movement, too.

Wear the Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt unbuttoned atop a crisp white T-shirt, like your dad or grandfather might have done, or else button it up and team it with Buck Mason Deck Shorts on the weekends. When the work week rolls around, you can also team it with classic Buck Mason chinos to head to the office in breezy fashion. Plus, three colorways — including Ocean Breeze shown above — make it easy to find a favorite, as does the $95 price tag. Your new favorite summer shirt is up for grabs, folks.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts

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Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to put away your sweatpants and athletic shorts and step out this summer wearing some of the best men’s shorts for summer and well beyond. If you’ve read the blog (or glanced at the headline), then you know that the best shorts for men this summer are yours for the taking from a longtime favorite of The Style Guide: Buck Mason, a brand that drew initial style inspiration from Ohio before setting its sights on locales like Austin, L.A. and New York City.

The great news is, you can wear the Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts to each and every one of those cities, and on summer adventures, and anywhere you darn well please this season. How’s that for a return to normal and a return to standout summer style? I’m right there with you, and even on paper, I can definitely appreciate the classic style and durability of these Buck Mason canvas shorts. They’ve got all the proper specs when it comes to your new favorite shorts, and we’ll keep getting into what makes ’em so great — if you keep scrolling, that is.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts 

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Helpfully, the Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts are much more stylish and well-built than the sweatshorts you’ve probably been rocking consistently as of late (guilty as charged). The stretch cotton canvas offers durability and yet ease of movement, with the design modeled after army surplus shorts. They’re about as classic a pair of men’s shorts as you’ll find, right down to the easy-access front slant hip pockets to haul your everyday carry gear. The 8-inch inseam is neither too short nor too long — it should hit above the knee, but if you want a pair of Buck Mason shorts with, well, a shorter cut, give the Buck Mason Deck Shorts (featuring a 6-inch inseam) a look. It helps that they also feature a hidden drawcord waist, a handy touch for ease of movement and comfortable patio lounging. As with most things Buck Mason, these rugged canvas shorts are agreeably priced, retailing for $85 at Buck Mason.

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These durable canvas shorts have plenty going for ’em on the style front, too. You’d be remiss not to wear them with everything from a classic white T-shirt to, say, a Buck Mason polo for a bit of breezy summer fun at your next BBQ or beer-centric patio evening. Plus, four color options, including a khaki-like Willow Mojave Wash, offer up something for everyone as far as crisp, cool summer style is concerned. And once again, that mobile and easy-to-wear fabric blend (cotton and spandex) makes these a pair of stylish canvas shorts you can wear everywhere from the trail back to town. And trust me: You’ll want to wear them at least that much.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts 

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit is the Best Suit for Summer

Best summer suit for men

Before you know it, it’ll be time to hit the road (hopefully, with a stylish leather bag packed up) for your first summer wedding, that all-important celebration that marks a return to normalcy this year. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though: You need one of the best summer suits for the occasion, and that’s where the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket ($150) and Buck Mason Carry-On Pants ($125) come into play. Think of it like one of the best suits for men, the kind you would have worn pre-pandemic, but with some crucial differences that make it a stylish casual suit all the same. It’s also fitting that the all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason make this suit, because they also excel at complementary casual menswear essentials, from the best denim shirt to the best T-shirts for men.

The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit is, after all, designed to ease you back into wearing tailoring once more, built with super-lightweight, soft cotton for a laidback fit and feel. In short, the Buck Mason Carry-On Suit is the best suit for a summer wedding in these more casual times. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling, and just know that I’ve been putting my own Buck Mason summer suit to the test in the heat of Brooklyn as of late (thank you to the brand for sending!).

SHOP: The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit

Buck Mason Carry-On Pants

The specs on the Buck Mason Carry-On Suit plainly put it squarely at the top of the heap as far as casual summer suits are concerned. For starters, both the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket and Buck Mason Carry-On Pants are made from a perfect, summer-weight stretch cotton, much closer to shirting fabric than your typical suit. Both the jacket and pants, in that regard, are also unlined, meaning the suit will move with you and won’t trap excess heat during that outdoor summer wedding reception. The Buck Mason Carry-On Pants are cut with a straight, tapered fit, one that leaves some room up top and tapers slightly below the knee (compare ’em to the fit of the Buck Mason Standard Jeans).

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And the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is as casual and cool as can be, made from that same lightweight fabric and featuring patch pockets for a relaxed-yet-tailored blend. It’s made with three buttons, but the jackets rolls to show two (they call this “three-roll-two” in the biz. The point is, it’s one of the best summer blazers in its own right (especially in the khaki-like Sandstone color), whether worn atop a tee or with a crisp Buck Mason Oxford shirt.

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SHOP: The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee is the Best Pocket Tee On the Market

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The coolest white T-shirt on the market? Possibly.

When it comes to finding the best menswear for spring and summer, I know one place I like to turn towards consistently, and perhaps you’re as well-acquainted with said brand as I am. The brand, ladies and gentlemen, is Ohio-born Buck Mason, makers of the best pocket T-shirt on the market (and plenty more, including rugged chore coats and a whole bevy of items well beyond that). In fact, the Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee is well beyond what you’d expect from a simple T-shirt: It’s one of the best men’s white T-shirts, as well.

Although this classic pocket tee also comes in Black, we’ll focus on the classic white T-shirt version in today’s Thursday Buy. It’s fitting that this tee is well-stocked at Buck Mason as we roll into summer and ever closer to Memorial Day, because your new favorite T-shirt can be a seasonal workhorse for casual outings aplenty. And when it comes down to it, you need one of the best T-shirts in plenty of varieties, because the times in which to wear a tee this summer are practically limitless. It’s one of Buck Mason’s bestsellers for that very reason, too. And of course, it gets better from there.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee

Buck Mason pocket T-shirt

Perhaps the perfect white T-shirt to wear with jeans.

And when it comes to one of the best T-shirts for men, especially from Buck Mason, you can be sure you’re getting high-quality construction and some great bang for your buck. Although this T-shirt retails for $40 at Buck Mason, I’d say it’s every bit worth it (heck, go right ahead and get one in white and one in black). The white T-shirt is, after all, a style staple beloved and worn with aplomb by guys like James Dean and Paul Newman in decades gone by.

Thick In A Box This Buck Mason T-shirt allows you to channel some of that same energy all your own, especially when you wear this T-shirt with your favorite pair of indigo denim or, better still, a pair of the best jeans for men from Buck Mason. You can even layer it underneath a denim shirt, a black moto jacket or a light wash denim jacket on breezy summer days. The slub cotton is textured and lightweight, breezy and breathable, made with a reliable and flattering fit. The classic hem is a departure from Buck Mason’s curved hem tees, but it’s no less cool or stylish. And last but not least, you can wear your new favorite T-shirt with swim trunks or Buck Mason Deck Shorts for spring and summer adventures aplenty — or you can wear it to kick back, cold beer in hand. Either way, you can’t go wrong with your new favorite T-shirt.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee

The Thursday Buy: This Buck Mason Chore Coat is Your New At-Home Winter Style Layer

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat

Ideal for layering or at-home style, the Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat delivers everything you need.

If there’s one thing that’s become clear to me through a cold, blustery (and yet sometimes temperate!) winter, it’s that you’ve got to know the brands you can trust to make the most versatile, best winter gear: Case in point, Buck Mason continues to come through with the best winter style essentials for men, and that’s what brings us to today’s Thursday Buy. As a matter of fact, just when you thought the classic American style purveyors at Buck Mason couldn’t get any better, they come through with the Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat, a rugged and versatile layer for at-home winter style (or outdoor winter exploration, for that matter). You already know about pieces like the Buck Mason Melton Peacoat, but allow me to introduce you to a hybrid sweater-blazer-chore coat  that can do just about anything you want it to do (seriously). It’s one of Buck Mason’s best sellers for a reason, availlable in six classic colors — including the eye-catching Camel color as shown above — and it’s made from warming, boiled merino wool (more on that in just a second). Could it be your new favorite winter jacket? Yes, very possibly — keep scrolling to find out why.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat

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A durable blazer and sweater hybrid featuring details that make the difference.

Namely, the Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat is made from a midweight boiled wool, the kind that resists odor and should actually regulate your temperature rather than causing you to overheat. That means you can wear it atop everything from a Buck Mason denim shirt to a classic Buck Mason henley without going overboard. That versatility in layering is crucial, because it functions as both a casual weekend sweater (coffee sold separately) and a reliable blazer substitute for Zoom calls or in-person meetings.

Let’s not forget, the Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat is built more like a blazer than anything else, featuring three buttons, casual patch pockets and a collar that flips up for protection against winter winds. You can certainly wear this as your outermost layer just as readily as you can style it beneath a waxed cotton field jacket on especially cold winter days. Of course, the fit is tailored but not overly tight, driving home that ideal blend of refined-yet-casual style. No matter which versatile colorway you choose (Camel is my personal favorite), the Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat is your new go-to winter layer, at home or on the road.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear A Chore Coat for Winter

Ever feel like your winter gear rotation could use a shot in the arm? Especially as we slog through February? That’s why we’re here today, and you’re going to like what’s in the mix. Naturally, it’s a cozy, warm and rugged Buck Mason chore coat on tap below, with the best of the rest as far as seasonal style is concerned. We’ve talked in the past about how to wear a bomber jacket for winter, among other styles you need in your winter outerwear rotation, but how about we mix it up a bit these days, ehh?

Naturally, we’ve got the right layers to go along with one of the best men’s jackets for winter, including a nicely executed take on one of best men’s flannel shirts for plenty of cozy, comfortable and yet versatile style. We’re also mixing in the sort of gear picks you can wear at home, back to the office or out on the road for a safe road trip, including classic olive chinos and of course, a pair of the most comfortable men’s socks you’ve tried on in some time. The accessories tie it together, your rugged leather boots keep you on your feet through the snow and the slush, and your everyday carry is as crucial as it gets to helping you power through winter in style. Heck, you’ll even be looking great to go along with this ensemble, because I’ve got a discount for you on some Oars + Alps face wipes, too.

Start things off with a standout jacket, and the rest will fall into place (at least, that’s how I feel about this look). Let me know on Twitter if you pick up any of these gear picks, and here’s to happy shopping.

How to wear a chore coat this winter

A tough chore coat paired up with classic chinos, tough leather boots and more winter gear.

  • The Chore Coat: Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat, $225 — A blazer and a chore coat rolled into one sounds like one of the best men’s jackets for winter, correct? Yes indeed.
  • The Shirt: Bonobos Lightweight Flannel Shirt, $58 — Get a heck of a deal on one of the best men’s flannel shirts in a rugged colorway; it’s the perfect layer to go along with one of the best men’s jackets for winter.
  • The Chinos: Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos in Organic Olive, $98 — Go with a versatile pair of classic olive chinos in a straight-leg cut that’s laidback, not baggy.
  • The Boots: Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots, $395 — The best bet with this ensemble is to lace up some of the best leather boots on the market, then wear ’em as often a possible.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Cashmere Extended Crew Socks, $68 — Complement your rugged boots with some of the best socks for men on the market. Mack Weldon sure knows how to make ’em, and you can even get free shipping right now.
  • The Watch: Timex American Documents Watch, $495 —  A made-in-America watch from Timex is as fine a way as any to play off this #OOTD’s rugged-casual good looks, and it helps that this watch is ever-so-slightly dressy, too.
  • The Grooming Essential: Oars + Alps Anti-Everything Pads, $16 — Whether at home or on the road, give your face a nice boost with these Oars + Alps face wipes. Oh, and you can use the code BEAU15 for 15 percent off right now. 
  • The Everyday Carry: Stuart & Lau Regimen Gym Bag, $395 at UNCRATE — As mentioned above, maybe you’re taking this look on the road or perhaps you’re hauling some essentials to and from the office. Either way, this stylish gym bag is the proper addition to your everyday carry.

Alright then, who’s ready to gear up for the rest of winter in rugged, versatile, go-anywhere style, ehh? Call me biased, but when your #OOTD starts off with one of the best men’s jackets for winter, and that jacket just so happens to be a rugged Buck Mason chore coat, I’d say you’re off to a strong start. It only gets better from there as far as fighting the cold in style, because your Bonobos flannel shirt is as fitting a winter layer as you’re apt to find these days. Keep things rolling in business casual or road trip-friendly style with classic olive chinos from a favorite brand, and rest assured that you’ll get anywhere you need to go quickly and easily thanks to some of the best leather boots, ones that are made in America, to boot.

They’re a fitting pairing alongside a new made-in-America watch from Timex, and things only get better in terms of your grooming and accessories, thanks to Oars + Alps face wipes and naturally, some of the best socks for men from another favorite brand. Last but not least, invest in a new Stuart + Lau gym bag over at UNCRATEthen reap the rewards as you haul your gear in style. From A-to-Z, this ensemble has you covered for the rest of the season, the right way. Again, happy shopping and thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: This Buck Mason Waxed Canvas Jacket Is Your New Favorite Jacket

Buck Mason Highland Jacket

Assuredly a rugged field jacket you won’t be able to get enough of this season.

Folks, as they say, read ’em and weep. Or rather, read all about this outstanding Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket and be astounded at how high-quality and dependable it’s going to be for the rest of this season … and years to come. If you follow the blog, you know that I’m a big fan of the all-American style being brought forth by Buck Mason, and that’s certainly true here when it comes to one of the best jackets for men (period) this season. A new introduction to the Buck Mason line earlier this fall, it’s every bit as reliable as one might expect when one the hunt for one of the best field jackets for men, and it offers something just different enough than other entries in the category, too. In fact, the Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket takes the traditional chore coat, modernizes the fit, uses classic Halley Stevenson waxed canvas fabric (some of the toughest jacket fabric on Earth), and does it all in a way that only Buck Mason can do.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket 

Buck Mason Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket

One of two rugged colors in which you can snag this unstoppable men’s jacket for winter.

This rugged waxed jacket checks all the right boxes if you seek a warm winter layer, from the weather-ready exterior to the fact that it’s lined with warm flannel blanket fabric. The exterior itself is a burly and tough 14oz. waxed canvas, all the better for taking on winter storms. A button chest pocket and two button hip pockets offer storage space for EDC essentials, while a chest patch pocket also provides space to store, say, your keys or a notebook and pen for chronicling your winter adventures. Simply put, the Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket is a next-level menswear offering you should feel confident wearing with plenty of other style staples (a rugged henley and faded black denim among them). Take this jacket, make it all your own and rock it for years and years to come.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket 

 

#OOTD: How to Layer A Cardigan for Men This Winter

Folks, let’s get one thing straight. If it’s a cold and blustery winter day, then you need one of the best men’s sweaters — to say the very least. That’s what today’s #OOTD will cover, diving into what exactly makes the Buck Mason Shawl Cardigan seen below so essential these days. It’s a premium upgrade to a classic silhouette, one that’ll provide a ton of warmth and plenty of style points for the months and weeks to come (even if the time ahead finds you hanging at home, bourbon in hand). You might say that “the gang’s all here” when it comes to time to dig into how to wear a cardigan for guys this winter, so the supporting cast shown here also includes plenty of other winter style essentials. To wit: We’ve got one of the best men’s flannel shirts up for the taking, plus a pair of Western Rise pants for maximum versatility and dependability in winter weather. As you’ll soon see, the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket gets the job done in stormy winter weather, while a pair of the most stylish men’s boots provides functionality and traction on slick winter streets and sidewalks. Complement it all with one of the coolest everyday carry essentials around, and you’ve got the makings of a mighty fine winter #OOTD. Check it all out below, then follow me on Instagram to see how I’m dressing this winter.

A mix of rugged and refined essentials to pair with your new favorite cardigan.

  • The Cardigan: Buck Mason Vintage Cashmere Shawl Cardigan, $225 — The perfect #OOTD starts with one of the best men’s sweaters, like this rugged and warm Buck Mason cardigan.
  • The Shirt: Gitman Vintage Country Plaid Shirt, $220 — Invest in one of the best men’s flannel shirts for winter in a handsome plaid pattern to stand out the right way this season.
  • The Jacket: Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket, $325 — You’re going to need a rugged and warm jacket for chilly winter weather, and the iconic Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket should certainly suffice.
  • The Pants: Western Rise Evolution Pants, $149 — Add both versatility and style to your winter rotation with these durable, easy-to-wear Western Rise pants with plenty of stretch.
  • The Boots: Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Weatherproof Snuff Suede, $348 — Step out in style functional style with some of the toughest and most stylish men’s boots on the market, courtesy of Taylor Stitch.
  • The Socks: American Trench Boot Socks in Wool and Silk, $29.50 — Some of the  most stylish men’s boots around deserve some of the best boot socks for men, do they not? Indeed.
  • The Watch: Shinola Runwell Watch, $550 — This newly iconic watch is the stuff of legend, made to be worn as often as you can (including in this #OOTD).
  • The Everyday Carry: Boarding Pass NYC Flight Brief, $175 — Get this handsome flight brief for daily use, and better still, use the code BEAUKNOWS to knock $10 off your purchase. Consider it one of the best EDC essentials around.

While this #OOTD is packed with the best gear around, it all really starts with one of the best men’s cardigans, worn in an essential manner with plenty of other winter style picks for maximum warmth. The Buck Mason cardigan shown above brings a nice mix of rugged and refined style to your daily dressing rotation, especially when worn with, for example, one of the best men’s flannel shirts. Throw in some Western Rise pants to help you get around on the go easily and in style, and ditch the cardigan if it gets too hot indoors. Of course, the ever-reliable Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket is here to help you layer up in the worst conditions imaginable, while a pair of the toughest and most stylish men’s boots is up for grabs to help you stay on your feet on slippery streets. To ensure you stay comfortable on your feet, some of the best boot socks for men are a critical accessory. It’s all pulled together by the simply incredible and classic Shinola Runwell Watch, a perfect balance of dressy and rugged in its own right. Last but not least, pick up the Boarding Pass NYC Flight Brief at a discount using the code BEAUKNOWS, and get ready to get out there in style this season. Happy shopping and thanks for reading!

#OOTD: What to Wear for a Casual Holiday Weekend This Year

Folks, we’re back in business with a new #OOTD that covers a prime question this time of year. We talked last week about what to wear for Thanksgiving this season, so let’s stick with that theme right now, as we dive into what to wear for a casual holiday weekend this year. When I talk about the holidays, I mean, of course, the imminent Thanksgiving weekend and of course, the rest of these next weeks to come. Whether you hit the road wearing one of the best shirts for fall travel or whether you keep it laidback and socially distanced at home via Zoom, this #OOTD is the right way to go (trust me on that). And how exactly are you going to do that? Allow me, because it’ll get all the easier (and more laidback, and comfortable) when you wear one of the best men’s cardigans from Buck Mason — more on that below, but consider the rugged shawl cardigan your best friend when you want to look put-together and yet casual and cool all the same. Elsewhere, some exceedingly comfortable lounge pants are the right style move to keep it even more easygoing, and, well, you’ll just have to scroll through for the rest of this #OOTD below. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe & cheers!

A classic shawl cardigan teamed up with the right #OOTD picks for the holidays.

  • The Cardigan: Buck Mason Vintage Cashmere Shawl Cardigan, $225 — A classic shawl cardigan is your new go-to layer for blustery, breezy holiday weekends at home and on the road.
  • The Long-Sleeve Tee: Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Long-Sleeve Jersey Tee, $78 — Head to Todd Snyder to get one of the best long-sleeve T-shirts for casual weekends aplenty this season.
  • The Joggers: Grayers Frank Joggers, $88 — Folks, bear with me, because these slim jogger pants are anything but sloppy. In fact, for hanging out on Zoom, none will be all the wiser, thanks to the cool navy colorway. Not bad, right?
  • The Sneakers: GREATS Royale Knit Gum Sneakers, $189 — Once more, whether you’re at home or on the road, some classic casual sneakers are a nice change of pace from either dress shoes (not with this look!) or slippers.
  • The Watch: Timex Q Reissue Rose Gold Watch, $189 — Just because we’re keeping it casual doesn’t mean you can’t add a bit of retro flair to this laidback #OOTD with the much-loved Timex Q Reissue Watch, right? Right.
  • The Grooming Essential: Oars + Alps Face Kit, $59 — Stay refreshed and on-point with your grooming this season, thanks to Oars + Alps. Use the code BEAU15 for a 15 percent discount, while you’re at it.
  • The Weekend Sipper: Anchor Christmas Ale, $12.99 — The legendary Anchor Christmas Ale returns this year, and not a moment too soon. Get a six-pack delivered to your door (or your host’s house!) via Drizly as soon as you can.
  • The Getaway Bag: Boarding Pass NYC “Work Hard, Play Hard” Duffel, $79 — If in fact you do hit the road for a safe getaway, bring along one of the best weekender bags for quick trips. Be sure to use the code BEAUKNOWS to get $10 off any purchase of $70 or moreCan’t beat that, right?
  • The Home Essential: U-Turn Audio Orbit Special, $549 — On chilly fall and winter days at home, there’s nothing more I love than kicking back with a record on a high-quality record player like this one from U-Turn Audio. How about you? Can’t beat it.

As you no doubt have realized by now, the holidays are going to look mighty different this year for plenty of us, and yet, that’s no excuse to let your style slip. Hanging at home can be every bit as fun and stylish as a normal holiday, if you start out your look the right way: In this case, with a classic shawl cardigan from a trusted brand for the right blend of laidback style and comfort. Things stay polished and yet laidback with one of the best long-sleeve T-shirts, the kind you can even wear all on its own to put on another pot of coffee (seriously, Todd Snyder gear is that great). And if you’ve got to dash out of the house, you’ll be prepared no matter what with classic casual sneakers from GREATS Brand and of course, some cozy-but-not-sloppy slim jogger pants will tie it all together in prime casual style. If you ask me, the Timex Q Reissue Watch is an unexpected addition to this look, and it’s a nice move alongside, say, a bottle of the ever-delicious Anchor Christmas Ale for casual football viewing and hearty holiday meals this year.

If you do decide to hit the road, you should assuredly bring along one of the best weekender bags from Boarding Pass NYC (remember that discount code: BEAUKNOWS). Last but certainly not least, if the holidays see you staying at home, you could do worse for your evening than spinning some of your favorite records on a high-quality record player. Who’s in the holiday spirit now? To see how I’m dressing for the season, head to my Instagram, and if you pick up any of these gear picks, let me know over on Twitter. Cheers, folks!