The Thursday Buy: This Buck Mason Peacoat Is One of the Best Men’s Winter Coats Around

An easy-to-layer peacoat you can wear with just about anything you’d like.

Ever wondered to yourself what the perfect peacoat looks like? Especially the perfect peacoat to buy to close out the year (Happy New Year’s Eve, by the way!). Well, it could just be the Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat, one of the best men’s winter jackets when it comes to providing classic style, hard-wearing functionality and timeless appeal. Yes, that’s right: This handsome men’s peacoat does all that and more, and at a price that’s not half-bad. It’s the latest addition to the Buck Mason rotation of utterly timeless and rugged menswear, and it’s only fitting that this classic navy peacoat fits in rather nicely with the rest of the brand’s offering. What I mean to say by that is, you can wear this rugged navy peacoat atop your favorite Buck Mason denim shirt and Buck Mason jeans without missing a beat. That’s great news as far as winter layering is concerned. Heck, this is also a perfect jacket to layer with if you’re looking for insight on how to dress casually for winter, for example. But let’s get to the specs of this coat and see if that’s really what sells you on it.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat

Buck Mason Admiral Melton Peacoat

The perfect way to wear this peacoat? Very nearly — try it and see for yourself.

For starters, let’s talk about the melton wool fabric blend, which also mixes in recycled fibers for added durability and sustainability. It’s a modern update of the way peacoats were made in years past, and this jacket is all the better for it. The navy color is also true to the way peacoats were made in days gone by, and that makes it incredibly versatile and just plain cool. The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat is also wind-resistant and yet heavier than traditional peacoats, all the better to stand up to tough winter conditions.

The fit is tailored but should be relatively easy to layer, meaning you can rock it with everything from your favorite henley to a Buck Mason cardigan. The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat is also lined in Japanese satin for a smooth and soft finish, and the nautical-inspired buttons are just one more throwback-inspired touch that puts this jacket over the top. The next time you need one of the best men’s peacoats, consider your problem solved by snagging the Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat.

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!

#OOTD: How to Wear a Bomber Jacket This Season

Perhaps you’ve been searching high and low for a crucial fall jacket that can pass muster in terms of style points while also offering up critical functionality and dependability. A tricky balance to strike, right? Well, my friends, you’re in luck, because one of the best bomber jackets is exactly what you need, and that’s why we’re here. After all, the best #OOTD for fall starts with the best gear, and my friends, that’s just what we’ve got on tap today. Consider the bomber jacket a perfect go-between style right now — when it’s chilly and breezy, yet there’s no snow on the ground (in most places).

And as it were, the Buck Mason Sergeant Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket  is just what the doctor ordered as you search for one of the best bomber jackets, featuring a water-repellent finish that makes it a natural choice for fall outings aplenty. Especially if the occasion is casual (I.E. Outdoor, distanced patio beers or a coffee run, or a quick day trip), then a rugged bomber jacket is the way to go. And if you’ve been feeling like you haven’t gotten your money’s worth out of your favorite fall essentials, like a Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt or a classic Oxford shirt, just rest assured that those picks (and so much more!) are along for the ride in this ensemble. If you like the looks of this #OOTD, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Happy shoppping, folks!

A rugged bomber jacket worn in unstoppably classic, cool fashion.

  • The Bomber Jacket: Buck Mason Sergeant Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket, $225 — The right #OOTD starts with one of the best bomber jackets, a rugged and durable number that’s exceptionally easy to layer.
  • The Sweatshirt: Todd Snyder + Champion Lightweight Pocket Sweatshirt, $98 — It doesn’t get any more classic for fall than a Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt, right? Right. It’s the ideal layer beneath this Buck Mason bomber jacket.
  • The Classic Shirt: Everlane Japanese Oxford Shirt, $62 — Round things out nicely with a classic Oxford shirt you can wear with just about anything — including a bomber jacket and crewneck sweatshirt.
  • The Pants: American Giant WFH Pants, $148 — These wind-resistant pants, made from 4-way stretch fabric, are as good as it gets to work from home, and naturally, they also work if you want to hit the road, too.
  • The Boots: FRYE Bowery Light Lace-Up Boots, $298 — You know FRYE boots, you love FRYE boots and in particular, this rugged-yet-lightweight pair is perfectly suited for fall adventures. Some of the best men’s boots? No doubt about it.
  • The Socks: American Trench Merino Activity Socks with Silver, $19.50 — Accent your FRYE boots with a pair of the best men’s socks, period, from American Trench. Consider them a must-have fall style essential, easily.
  • The Watch: Luminox Atacama Field Watch, $990 — Get around with style and functionality in mind, thanks to this rugged stainless steel field watch.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Rugged Twill Tote Bag, $225 — For hauling all your fall essentials (like a craft beer growler and a book, for instance), get the Filson Rugged Twill Tote Bag. It really is that simple.

Are we feeling more ready to gear up and layer up for fall now? As you well know by now, starting off an ensemble with the best of the best really is key to helping you stand out subtly and stylishly, and the Buck Mason Sergeant Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket is one heck of a way to get the job done. It’s a functional and rugged pairing for fall weather alongside an iconic Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt, which gives the look a bit of classic flair and casual versatility. Go right ahead and unbutton the collar buttons on your classic Oxford shirt from Everlane — it’s a throwback movie that, say, JFK or Steve McQueen might approve (this is a great thing indeed). It gets even better and even more versatile for fall road trips aplenty with the American Giant WFH Pants, a comfortable pair of stylish stretch pants you can wear at home and out & about without missing a beat. Of course, no look is complete without a rugged stainless steel field watch, especially one that offers all kinds of performance and versatility. Crucially, you also can’t go wrong with a pair of FRYE boots for plenty of rugged fall style. It’s all accented nicely with a pair of the best men’s socks, and you’ll have plenty of chances to haul your gear in style with the Filson Rugged Twill Tote Bag. How’s that for a head-to-toe #OOTD that just works, ehh? Stay safe, shop smart and I’ll see you out there.

The List: Buy These Men’s Style Essentials for Fall and Winter from Buck Mason This Week

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There are plenty of chances to get the best gear for fall at Buck Mason right now.

Welcome, my friends, to today’s edition of The List. Last week, we talked about the best fall gear to buy at Huckberry, and today, we’re taking a similar track by focusing on the best new menswear from one brand in particular: The all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason, longtime favorites of the blog and now here with the right gear you need for fall and winter.

The brand specializes in updated takes on classic styles, from the best men’s T-shirt to the best denim shirt, and I think you’re certainly going to like what we’ve got going on today. Heck, I’ve even had the pleasure of covering the brand for Maxim, and I’m always impressed by what I see popping up on the site’s digital shelves. How about you? OK, let’s get to it. To see how I style my Buck Mason gear and more, go right ahead and follow me on Instagram.

Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley — $52

Buck Mason - York Venice Wash Pima Curved Hem Henley

A rugged henley you’ll want to wear all fall and winter.

Start things off the right way with the base layer to rule them all: One of the best men’s henleys from Buck Mason, made from soft and comfortable pima cotton.

Buck Mason Cotton Sateen Alfa Military Shirt — $195

Buck Mason - Dark Olive Cotton Sateen Alfa Military Shirt

Your new favorite shirt jacket, courtesy of Buck Mason.

Buck Mason does a great job of turning military style inspiration into seriously cool pieces for the modern man, including this rugged military shirt jacket. Wear it atop one of the best men’s henleys.

Buck Mason Maverick Slim Jeans — $145

Buck Mason - M001 Medium Wash Maverick Slim Jean

Some of the coolest men’s jeans on the market, no doubt about it.

If there’s one thing that Buck Mason does exceptionally well, it’s churning out all-American style staples like some of the best jeans for men, regardless of season. The Buck Mason Maverick Slim Jeans certainly fit the bill.

Buck Mason Full-Grain Sundown Flight Jacket — $595

Buck Mason - Full Grain Sundown Flight Jacket

Yes indeed, this rugged leather flight jacket is an old-school classic with excellent modern appeal. It’s as premium a leather jacket as you’re apt to find for under $600, too.

Buck Mason Mulholland Explorer Wristwatch — $895

Buck Mason - Mulholland Explorer Wristwatch

An unstoppable watch to wear alongside all your Buck Mason gear this fall and winter.

I’ve covered this versatile, stylish field watch before here on the blog, and I’m bringing it back now with good reason, seeing as it’s one of the best everyday watches for guys (and an investment at that, but one that’ll pay off in spades).

Buck Mason Cotton Rib-Knit Watch Cap — $32

Buck Mason - Antique Cotton Rib-Knit Watch Cap

The best cap for fall and winter? Quite possibly — get the scoop below.

In addition to delivering the best men’s gear across the board, Buck Mason’s accessories, such as this stylish and rugged watch cap, are also as good as it gets.

Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Crew — $64

Buck Mason - Bronze Venice Wash Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Crew

A durable, heavyweight long-sleeve tee you can layer endlessly this fall and winter.

It wouldn’t be a post on Buck Mason menswear without mentioning one of the best long-sleeve tees for men, a perfectly rugged crew you can wear all on its own or beneath a flannel shirt all the same. Speaking of …

Buck Mason High Desert Flannel Vintage One Pocket Shirt — $145

Buck Mason - Cadet Blue/Black High Desert Flannel Vintage One Pocket Shirt

A durable, classic flannel shirt from the fine folks at Buck Mason.

Yes indeed, it’s true — Buck Mason also makes one of the best flannel shirts for men, a rugged number to be worn on chilly fall and winter mornings aplenty.

Buck Mason Heather Twill Terry Vintage Crewneck Sweatshirt — $75

Buck Mason - Ash Heathered Twill Terry Vintage Crew

Your new go-to crewneck sweatshirt this fall, folks.

Get layered up for fall and winter the right way with nothing less than one of the best crewneck sweatshirts for men. You’ll get plenty of wear out of this classic crewneck sweatshirt, my friends.

Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee — $35

Buck Mason - Cove Slub Curved Hem Tee

A classic T-shirt made the right way here in the States.

Last but certainly not least, it wouldn’t be a post covering the best Buck Mason menswear without mentioning one of the best men’s T-shirts, would it? Assuredly not.


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Alright, then — how’s that for some of the best fall menswear around? When you turn toward a brand like Buck Mason, you know right away what you’re going to get. Quality, durability, dependability and of course, standout style the whole way through. It’s the only way to go, if you ask me, and I’ve found that every Buck Mason product I’ve tried comes through in the clutch. Be it one of the best men’s T-shirts, one of the best everyday watches for guys or a rugged leather flight jacket, this is one brand that won’t let you down — not even close, in fact. To let me know your favorite Buck Mason picks, be sure to follow me on Twitter

The List: These Are 25 of The Best New Men’s Gear Picks for Fall

Just one of many rugged gear picks you’re going to love wearing this fall.

My friends, we stand on the verge of another week as we move steadily into fall. As I always say, if you’ve felt behind in the game when it comes to the best fall style essentials, well, today’s edition of The List can certainly help bring you up to speed.

In fact, we’ll bring you up to speed in a BIG way, featuring 25 of the best new men’s gear picks, including a stylish leather watch, the best sweatpants for fall, and heck, a new pair of the best leather boots for men. It’s a barn burner, to say the least — and it all starts with a Flint and Tinder workshirt, as shown above. Here we go, folks.

More on that in just a moment, though. Whether it’s new men’s gear from Filson or a new leather jacket from Buck Mason, we’ll have you sorted out in style. Good luck out there this season, my friends. And for more men’s style essentials, be sure to head over to The Shop By The Style Guide page. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Workshirt — $128

Your new favorite rugged layer for fall, easily.

The best workshirt for fall could just be this one. Easy to layer atop a rugged henley or your favorite T-shirt on breezy fall days, then ready to be worn on into the afternoon, cold Oktoberfest beer in hand.

Huckberry Explorer’s Cap — $40

Huckberry Explorer's Cap

One of the coolest retro ballcaps out there.

What better way to get ready for fall than with one of the best ballcaps for men? The aptly named Huckberry Explorer’s Cap (in a new colorway) wears especially with pieces like, yes, the Flint and Tinder workshirt discussed earlier.

Shinola Runwell Leather Watch — $550 

Shinola Runwell Watch

The best way to welcome fall? With a cool, rugged leather watch, of course.

There’s a certain stylish leather watch you’re going to need on your wrist this fall, and it’s the handsome, versatile Shinola Runwell Leather Watch, folks.

Oliver Cabell SB-1 Brown Leather Boots — $248

Oliver Cabell Boots

Premium leather boots for fall that’ll only get better with age.

This won’t be the last time in today’s post that we talk about some of the best leather boots for men. Oliver Cabell uses uncompromising standards and quality to develop these stylish leather boots, which are suited to wear with dark denim or with, well, a fall suit.

American Trench Breton Stripe Socks — $42.50 (Four-Pack) 

American Trench Cotton Breton Stripe Socks

Stylish striped socks to wear with your favorite boots.

What are you wearing with your Oliver Cabell boots? Well, it should start with some stylish socks from American Trench, for one. These cool striped cotton socks are an easy fall pick-up, and the quality speaks for itself.

Western Rise AT Slim Pants — $128

Let’s pivot away from refined leather boots toward a pair of stylish performance pants that work with both captoe leather boots and slim dark jeans (for working from home) or tough hiking boots (for a day on the trail). These Western Rise pants are the way to go.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

Buck Mason - Charcoal Felted Chore Coat

The best chore coat you can buy for fall (possibly).

Hey hey, let’s keep the good vibes going with one of the coolest jackets for fall. This unique take on the chore coat turns it into a layer that’s more like a blazer than a traditional chore coat, meaning it’s a stylish jacket to wear on your next Zoom call, easily.

Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt in British Khaki Boss Duck — $168

One of the most rugged men’s shirts for the changing seasons.

Let’s keep it rolling with rugged layers for fall. The Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt is one of the best workshirts for fall, what with its tough blend of hemp, recycled polyester, spandex and organic cotton for extreme durability.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Light Grey — $240

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket on the blog, and it absolutely won’t be the last. One of the best trucker jackets out there, all owing to a combination of durability, toughness and long-lasting style.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

A rugged henley that’s easy to wear all fall, starting right now.

Get a great deal on one of the best men’s henleys, then use this Free Fly henley as a base layer under denim shirting or your Buck Mason chore coat.
Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Chestnut — $135

Italian Two Pocket Utility Long Sleeve Shirt in Chestnut

Todd Snyder, a personal favorite menswear designer of mine, seemingly can do no wrong when it comes to men’s style essentials for fall (or any season, for that matter). This rugged utility shirt is wearable on its own or layered atop a crisp white tee or that Free Fly henley.

Persol 3199S Sunglasses — $280 via GlassesUSA.com

Persol 3199S

Some of the most stylish, iconic sunglasses out there.

Early fall might not seem like the ideal time to recommend you pick up your new favorite sunglasses, but in fact … it is. You need to keep your eyes safe from the sun in all manner of seasons, so why not pick up some classic Persol sunglasses … right?

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants — $135

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants

Rugged, hard-wearing work pants that manage to look great, no matter what.

Let’s go back to the best rugged gear for fall adventures, shall we? That’s just what Filson does. The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants deliver durability, quality and the timeless style & performance to stand up to tough jobs or brewery visits in equal measure. Call ’em the best men’s pants for fall, easily.

Myles Apparel Everyday Crew Sweatshirt — $78

We’re keeping it rolling with warm fall layering here, via this Myles Apparel crewneck sweatshirt. The Everyday Crew is made with remarkable, water-repellent Storm Cotton and features a midweight jersey fabric, all the better for layering atop your favorite denim shirt (preferably alongside your Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants).

OBRA 240 Canvas Low-Top Sneakers — $130

OBRA sneakers

The coolest sneakers for men that you’ll wear all fall — correct? Correct.

A new addition to the stylish sneakers being sold by Huckberry, OBRA is making some of the best men’s sneakers — the kind that won’t look out of place with slim blue jeans and a shawl cardigan before fall weather really kicks in. Better yet, wear ’em with your new favorite sweatshirt.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Surprisingly stylish sweatpants from Ibex that’ll feel plenty comfortable all fall long.

Lest you scoff at the idea of fashionable joggers, just know that you’re going to need a pair of the most comfortable sweatpants for men to wear around the house (and possibly out and about with your new OBRA sneakers). These are the stylish sweatpants to buy now.

Sandqvist Roger Two-Way Totepack — $170

Sandqvist Totepack

Get off the beaten path — or go just about anywhere — with this rugged daypack.

For hauling your everyday carry essentials, get this rugged totepack and then hit the road for fall. Coming from Stockholm, Sandqvist made this tough backpack out of remarkable Cordura® EcoMade polyester.

High Camp Halflight Gunmetal Flask — $85

Halflight Flask Gunmetal

A durable, rugged, cool-as-heck flask for your next camping trip.

What are you bringing in your rugged totepack for your next fall adventure? That’s easy. This gunmetal flask from High Camp seems to be the right way to go. Get it via Cool Material ASAP.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $160

In need of a rugged leather tool bag for use at home, as opposed to, say, a trail backpack? Billykirk makes one of the coolest leather bags for your everyday carry, easily.

Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana — $50 (Two-Pack) 

As fitting as it gets when it comes to a stylish face covering — or a utilitarian bandana, for that measure — the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana has never been cooler, or more essential.

FRYE Tyler Lace-Up Boots — $328 

Beautiful, handcrafted leather boots made with a Goodyear welt and stylish, rugged suede? Those sound like the perfect leather boots for fall to me.

Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne — $52

Fulton & Roark Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne-Clearwater

Add this refined solid cologne to your fall grooming rotation.

In addition to the right leather boots or the best leather watch, fall is all about finding the best scent for every occasion. Fulton & Roark cologne covers your bases in that regard. Shop it over at Cool Material, folks.

Faherty Brand Stretch Five-Pocket Pants — $148

Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants

The best pants for men this fall in terms of comfort and style? Possibly.

Invest in some of the most comfortable pants for men out there, and reap the rewards. These stylish five-pocket pants fit like jeans but wear like sweatpants. Great work from Faherty Brand here.

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers — $54.95

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers

Comfortable, casual slippers to wear at home — or out on quick errands.

For when you just want to kick back and relax at home (possibly wearing your stylish five-pocket pants from Faherty Brand), reach for the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers.

Luminox Pacific Diver Watch — $640

A go-anywhere watch for every fall adventure, easily.

Let’s close things out the right way — with a rugged, adventure-ready watch from Luminox, there for all those times when you want to get out of the house and go off-trail. One of the best men’s adventure watches, no doubt.

Phew, alright! How about that, my friends? 25 of the best men’s style picks for fall, all wrapped up right here. From some of the most comfortable pants for men to the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers back up to handcrafted leather boots and of course, the ever-covetable Shinola Runwell and a gunmetal flask from High Camp, I think we covered PLENTY of ground today.

Heck, we’d be remiss not to mention true essentials like the the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana  or Ibex sweatpants, either. Have a favorite? Be sure to let me know over on Twitter.

 

 

The Thursday Buy: This Buck Mason Shirt Is Your New Daily Essential

A classic, timeless twill shirt you’ll love wearing — from Buck Mason, of course.

We talked in last week’s edition of The Thursday Buy about a new favorite everyday shirt from Todd Snyder, and we’re back again with yet another one of the best men’s shirts, this one from an equally style-minded purveyor of classic gear for men. I’m talking, of course, about all-American brand Buck Mason and the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Shirt, as reliable and timeless as you can get when on the hunt for a stylish everyday shirt. What do I mean when I say “everyday shirt, specifically?

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Well, I’m talking about the kind of cool men’s shirt you can throw on with just about anything in your wardrobe, on any day of the week, and then watch the compliments start to roll in. This Buck Mason shirt is exactly that piece. This classic Oxford shirt features a modern fit, it comes in a flattering shade of Navy (remember, darker colors are slimming!), it’s made from overdyed cotton for a lived-in look and feel, and you can wear it with your favorite chinos or with black denim easily. The style points don’t stop there: Wear this rugged men’s shirt with slim tan chino shorts and white leather sneakers right now, or keep it handy with olive chinos and suede chukka boots. Seriously, when it comes to Buck Mason, you can do no wrong. Make sure this shirt ends up in your shopping cart ASAP. And if you like what you see, let me know on Twitter

SHOP: The Buck Mason Pacific Twill Shirt 

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#OOTD: This Is How to Wear a Chambray Shirt Right Now

There are times when a guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do — be it picking up to-go beers or freshly ground coffee from your local shop, loading up the car for a day trip upstate or hanging out and grilling this summer … for all those times, you need the best men’s style essentials. Gear that’s not going to let you down, gear that’s going to look great … no matter what. Enter today’s #OOTD covering the best chambray shirt — and how to wear it. We’ll dive into what exactly makes one of the best chambray shirts for men (Hint: It’s gotta be from Buck Mason), plus the best accessories to go alongside it. Now, I know what you’re (maybe) thinking. “A chambray shirt?? In the middle of August? The horror!” … OK, I’m kidding. But if ever you were skeptical about trying out a chambray shirt, rest assured that the Buck Mason chambray shirt in question today is lightweight, easy to layer and plenty stylish all the way through (it helps that we’ll layer it over one of your favorite T-shirts for breezy seasonal style). And if you’re the type of guy who simply can’t put away his selvedge denim, I’ve got just the solution for you: A pair of lightweight stretch selvedge jeans from none other than Todd Snyder. Of course, it’ll get all the better thanks to the best chukka boots, too. But, I don’t want to spoil the look for you. Keep scrolling to check out the full #OOTD, then chime in on Twitter if you plan to pick up any of these rugged summer gear picks. Onward, folks!

A cool chambray shirt worn an even cooler way. Get into it. folks.

Hopefully, you’ve got a few more ideas on how to wear a chambray shirt this summer. The key here involves layering it up the right way, and accessorizing it with the best men’s gear for warm weather. Luckily, Buck Mason makes it easy to do that successfully — this is quite simply one of the best men’s chambray shirts I’ve seen, and I think you’ll feel the same way. You’ve got on-point summer style aplenty here thanks to the best white T-shirt for guys, to go along with stylish stretch selvedge jeans from one of your favorite menswear designers (or at least, one of my favorites!). The look gets all the better thanks to rugged chukka boots from Red Wing Heritage — which also happen to be surprisingly lightweight — and then it’s all finished off in fine form with a vintage-inspired watch from the good folks at Timex. How can it get better? That’s easy, folks. A stylish brown leather belt from Billykirk keeps your black selvedge jeans in place and looks great doing it, while a pair of the most affordable sunglasses for men belongs on your face for the rest of summer. Last but not least, one of the coolest growlers for beer helps you transport your favorite beer and keep it cold for hours of summer enjoyment. It’s all about casual, rugged style, and I don’t think it can get any better than, well, right now. But again, it all starts with one of the best men’s chambray shirts — choose wisely, shop accordingly, then get out there this summer.

#OOTD: Here’s How to Wear The Best Men’s Chinos for Summer

If you thought you knew everything about how to wear chinos for summer, I’m here to tell you to think again. Namely, the best men’s chinos are, first and foremost, going to shake up exactly how you pull together the rest of the look — one great piece can’t help but elevate the rest of your game. Of course, when you kick off your #OOTD with Todd Snyder slim-fit chinos, things get a whole lot cooler (and better) from there. We’ve talked plenty on the blog about how to wear chinos, but now that we’re essentially entering July (gasp!), maybe you want to switch things up a bit. Today, I’ll give you a few pointers on how to do just that. While you could easily wear, say, one of the best Oxford shirts and a navy cotton blazer with this look, we’ll be taking it a more casual, rugged direction. For instance: A stylish lightweight short-sleeve shirt does the heavy lifting here, and a more traditional summer jacket is swapped out with a durable chore jacket for unique summer style. Naturally, we’ll dive into some stylish everyday carry essentials and other gear picks that are crucial to giving this look its seriously cool, modern appeal. But lest we forget: You’ve got to get the best chinos for men to make it all work, so let’s start there. Enjoy the full ensemble below, folks.

Classic chinos worn in fresh, modern way.

  • The Chinos: Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Tab Front Stretch Chinos, $118 — Trust me — any summer #OOTD should start with the best men’s chinos, and these Todd Snyder chinos fit that definition perfectly. Dressy-yet-laidback, highly versatile … some of the best pants for men this season, easily.
  • The Stylish Short-Sleeve Shirt: Buck Mason Draped Twill Shirt, $85 — Just as reliably as Buck Mason makes one of the best denim shirts, so to do they come through with one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer.
  • The Summer Jacket: Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket, $330 — To shake things up a bit, reach for a rugged chore jacket, one made from lightweight Japanese denim, to layer up on breezy summer days and nights.
  • The Perfect Summer Shoes: Nisolo Chamberlain Penny Loafers, $124 — This #OOTD mixes high and low, like a rugged chore jacket alongside slim chinos, so best keep mixing it up with these stylish leather loafers.
  • The Watch: VAER Watches C5 Heritage Leather Watch, $250 — You know what this ensemble needs? A stylish leather watch, one that’s going to add some rugged polish to this look (which itself is suited for date night at home or to-go cocktails).
  • The Belt: Billykirk No. 117 Mechanic’s Belt, $99 — We’re all about the accessories here on the blog, and the best leather belt is a must-have — especially when it’s made by Billykirk. Go ahead and mix your leather shades here — I won’t tell a soul.
  • The Sunglasses: Roav Lennox Foldable Sunglasses, $175 — Yes, that’s right — you can fold these stylish sunglasses up and take ’em with you on the go. Are they the coolest sunglasses I’ve seen in some time because of that? Yessir.
  • The Summer Sipper: Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, Price Varies — Let’s talk whiskey for one second. While I love a summer beer as much as the next guy, I’ve found Proper No. Twelve to be a surprisingly enjoyable summer sipper when enjoyed on the rocks or with some club soda. Perhaps you’ll feel the same about Connor McGregor’s whiskey brand, no?

Alright, so perhaps this #OOTD is now changing how you think about, well, how to wear chinos this summer, right? Critically, it all starts with some Todd Snyder chinos that balance dressy and casual style quite nicely (if I do say so myself). We’ll take it a step further with something that’s perhaps expected, but no less cool — one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, courtesy of our pals at Buck Mason. How do you shake things up even further beyond that? Go for a rugged chore jacket to give this look some extra edge, then slide right into stylish leather loafers for a nice change of pace (seriously, Nisolo makes some of the most sustainable men’s footwear out there, too). Naturally, this look calls for stylish accessories that stand out in the right way — enter the best leather belt from Billykirk, then accent it with a stylish leather watch from VAER Watches for all-day style and durability. And for functional day-to-night style on the go (socially distanced), I think you’ll certainly find some unique, foldable sunglasses are just the right move here. Pop ’em in the pocket of your denim chore jacket when the sun goes down. Of course, what’s this look missing? Why a fine summer sipper in the form of Proper No. Twelve whiskey — how’s that sound? Can’t get any better. If you’ve got thoughts on this look, head to Twitter to give me your take. Thanks for reading — stay stylish!