What does the above rugged Filson bag represent to you? Does it represent the impending start of fall and the promise of (socially distanced) adventures on and off the trail? I sure hope so — that’s why we’re here with another edition of The List today, after all. It’s about time you geared up for the season, so today’s post focuses on the best fall outerwear from the likes of Todd Snyder and Belstaff, plus a Buck Mason henley, a durable field watch and plenty more. All told, the best new gear for fall works as hard as you do, guaranteed.
Filson Service Boots #2 — $368
Yes, that’s right. The time is now to consider picking up some of the most rugged leather boots out there. Filson, based out of the Pacific Northwest (as you know) has done a standout job making some of the best leather boots for fall, and that’s just a fact.
Filson Rugged Twill Original Briefcase — $325
We don’t often start out The List with two picks from the same brand, but this Filson Rugged Twill Original Briefcase is too good to pass up. It’s one of the best everyday bags around.
Luminox Atacama Field Automatic Watch — $890
This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the stunning Luminox Atacama Field Automatic Watch here on the blog (and I’ve also covered it in my newsletter), and it won’t be the last. It’s one of the best field watches around, period, and it’s got rugged good looks, to boot.
Topo Designs Mountain Shirt — $89
We’ll kick things off by talking about perhaps the best men’s outdoor shirt for the season. Topo Designs excels at taking you off the trail and back into town, and the rugged Topo Designs Mountain Shirt, made from midweight twill flannel, is a fine example of how it’s done.
Master and Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones — $249
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen these outstanding wireless headphones from Master & Dynamic — I’m quite literally obsessed. They’re some of the best Bluetooth headphones I’ve had the pleasure of trying, and you can even plug them into your record player to listen to your favorite vinyl. Plus, you can take 10 percent off your first purchase when you sign up to get Master & Dynamic E-mails.
Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket — $148
How better to accessrize your Filson Service Boots than with this rugged shirt jacket from Flint and Tinder? Made from a cotton-spandex blend to mimic old-school Chief Petty Officer’s Jackets, it’s easily one of the best men’s shirt jackets for fall.
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Henley — $68
Today’s post, as you can imagine, has a theme, and to go with rugged fall gear from places like Uncrate, we’ve also got a particular inclination towards the best men’s fall jackets. Case in point: The exceptional Belstaff Fieldmaster Jacket, one of the best jackets for men — period.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Sweater — $198
Consider this classic merino sweater a modern upgrade to your rotation of fall sweaters, made with anti-microbial and moisture-wicking merino for perfect layering underneath your Belstaff waxed jacket.
Todd Snyder Mechanic’s Jacket in Blue — $228
Let’s keep it rolling with another rugged fall jacket, shall we? This retro-inspired jacket plays off the classic mechanic’s silhouette with versatile touches and garment-dyed fabric. It’s the best jacket for fall when it comes to casual, cool weekend mornings (and beyond).
Mott and Bow Slim Broome Denim — $128
Everlane Classic French Terry Crew — $54
Do you sense a theme for today’s post? Consider these picks the building blocks when it comes to what to wear this fall, from slim dark denim to one of the best men’s henleys, some rugged leather boots and of course, this classic crewneck sweatshirt from Everlane.
Nomad Base Station Wireless Charging Hub — $125
Gary Gloves Horween Horsehide Work Gloves — $150
Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Washed Slate Herringbone — $168
If it’s a stylish bomber jacket you seek, look no further than Taylor Stitch. They’ve succeeded in making an ideal transitional jacket for this season, done up in medium-weight organic cotton for casual style atop, say, your Buck Mason henley.
Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $195
A longtime favorite of the blog, Billy Reid makes some of the best American menswear you’re apt to find, and he does it by dialing in the fit and fabric of classic men’s shirting and other pieces. The Billy Reid Denim Shirt just so happens to be a favorite of mine, no doubt.
FRYE Paul Lace Up Boots — $328
The ideal pairing with your Billy Reid Denim Shirt and Mott and Bow jeans? That’s quite easy, really: Make it some stylish leather boots from FRYE (consider these the antithesis of the Filson Service Boots shown above, and make sure you invest in only the best of the best when it comes to care and quality.
American Trench Silver Traveler Socks — $17.50
Alright, folks. What else wears better with FRYE leather boots than with American Trench socks, right? This Pennsylvania-based brand makes some of the best men’s socks out there, with plenty of comfort and quality in mind.
Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98
Did we save the best for last? Well, you tell me. There’s no denying that Matt Damon’s sunglasses in Ford v. Ferrari were pretty darn cool, and it’s even cooler that they’re sold by the good folks at Uncrate. In fact, these Entourage 7 sunglasses could be the coolest sunglasses on the market (and yes, you’ll need ’em this fall).
Jack Rudy Old Fashioned Kit — $45
As we move into fall, consider swinging by the Cool Material Shop to pick up an essential fall candle set. To harness the energy of the great outdoors, I can think of no better purchase than National Parks candles as sold by my friends at Cool Material.
If you ask me, today’s post certainly covered all the bases, several times over, when it comes to the best men’s gear for fall. From kicking it off with the covetable Luminox Atacama Field Automatic Watch and carrying right on through to essential seasonal layers like he best men’s outdoor shirt from Topo Designs, I’d say the stage was set rather nicely. It’s hard to talk about fall without talking about, say, stylish leather boots from FRYE or a classic crewneck sweatshirt from Everlane, as well. Heck, even the Old Fashioned Kit as sold by Huckberry is pretty darn essential.
If I had to pick just one favorite though, I might call out Buck Mason and the brand’s classic henley as shown above. Or those Ford v. Ferrari sunglasses. I’m not sure. I can’t fully decide. To share your top picks with me, head over to Twitter. Thanks for reading, stay safe & happy fall shopping!
You’ve seen it online, you’ve read about this classic waxed jacket on this blog for years, you’ve probably considered buying it from time to time, and now it’s better than ever. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket is here for the best season in menswear, and not a moment too soon. The Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is nearly the stuff of legend, at least to this writer. As sold by lauded gear and lifestyle retailer Huckberry (whom I trust you know well!), this rugged jacket is one of the site’s best-selling items ever, and for good reason. It’s a tough-as-nails, no-holds-barred, stylish trucker jacket made from durable waxed Martexin sailcloth and finished off with antique metal buttons, plus a flannel lining for fall and winter warmth. With a classic-yet-still-tailored trucker jacket cut, an easy-to-layer design and space for your EDC essentials, it’s an ingenious jacket that’s perhaps one of the best jackets for men for the colder months — that’s not hyperbole if ever you’ve tried it (and I own two myself!).
Heck, if you’ve been thinking about picking up this jacket, there’s never been a better time. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket comes in more than six versatile, easy-to-style colorways, with tough hardware and plenty of layering potential to match. Wear it atop a chambray shirt or a classic henley (or both), then pair that combination with your favorite denim, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants or rugged work pants — heck, do all of the above for every day of the week. This is one jacket that can do it all, so get shopping accordingly.
SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket
Can you sense it in the air? The fact that we’re steadily working our way toward fall? In that case, I’ve got just what you need with today’s edition of The List: The best early fall style essentials from brands you know and love, all geared toward helping you dress and feel ready for the season ahead. First up: One of the best waxed jackets out there, a truly essential Flint and Tinder jacket that delivers the goods. Also on the way? Discounted men’s grooming picks, the best new boots for fall, and more. Like what you see? Let me know on Twitter. There’s plenty more where that came from in today’s post, too. Cheers, my friends.
Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $160.98
One of the best shirt jackets for men is now on sale for a great deal (and selling very fast, at that). Gear up for fall ASAP with a go-anywhere waxed jacket that delivers the goods.
Rhodes Dean Boots — $220
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in Organic ’68 Selvage — $148
The time is right for you to pick up a pair of the best selvage jeans, a richly crafted pair of men’s denim done up by none other than the good folks at Taylor Stitch. They’re part of the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection for good reason.
Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber in Elm — $225
Transitional weather calls for one of the best men’s bomber jackets, the kind you can wear with a classic T-shirt or your favorite henley (more on that in a second). This Buck Mason jacket, in that case, delivers the goods.
Todd Snyder Solid Oxford Shirt in White — $168
Myles Apparel Everyday Thermal Henley — $68
What’s a guy to wear with his Taylor Stitch jeans this fall? That’s easy. Make it one of the most rugged henleys from Myles Apparel, one made with performance-minded poly-spandex thermal fabric in a classic color. Be sure to use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off.
Loyal Stricklin Waxed Canvas Baseball Cap — $48 at Cool Material
The folks at Cool Material know all about the best gear for guys, and that’s no more true than when it comes to stylish fall accessories, like this cool, casual waxed ballcap for breezy fall days. Best worn while enjoying an Oktoberfest beer.
Astorflex Evoflex — $130
It’s getting to be closer and closer to that time where you’re going to want some of the best men’s boots, but for now, why not pick up some of the best high-top sneakers for men to step into early fall in style? You can wear these stylish sneakers with just about anything.
Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket — $350
Filson never fails to produce some of the best men’s gear regardless of season, but this Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is practically the stuff of legend in the way of water-repellent fall outerwear. It’s a rugged trucker jacket made to be worn with pieces like your Myles Apparel henley and Filson boots.
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Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168
The best men’s chinos are made to work as hard as you do all season long — here, these classic chinos are done up in rugged-yet-refined fabric for everyday wear.
Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt — $98
GREATS Court High Sneakers — $209
In keeping with the Astorflex sneakers mentioned earlier, it’s once again time for me to recommend that you pick up some of the best high-top sneakers for fall. Brooklyn-based GREATS helps you get the job done. Wear these with black jeans. Speaking of …
Mott and Bow Barclay Slim Black Jeans — $128
You could make the argument that every guy needs a stylish pair of black denim in his closet, especially for fall. Mott and Bow just so happens to meet that goal by making some of the best men’s black jeans.
FRYE Union Workboots — $298
Want some rugged workboots that can withstand fall’s worst — and look great while doing it? You want the FRYE Union Workboots, a unique pair with tough rawhide laces that also happen to be some of the best men’s boots your editor has seen in some time.
Oars + Alps Face Kit — $59
First things first: Your men’s grooming essentials should be as on-point as the rest of your gear for fall. Make things easy on yourself with the Oars + Alps Face Kit, a trio of men’s grooming picks that’ll make looking your best seem easy. P.S. Use the code BEAU15 to get 15 percent off your order.
LUMINOX Watches Atacama Automatic Field Watch — $890
Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer — $312.98
Billykirk No. 397 Slim Card Case — $65
United By Blue Bison Ultralight Jacket — $198
One of the best men’s jackets for fall, this rugged, functional jacket is filled with sustainable bison fiber for a cozy, warm and easy-to-layer fit all through fall. Wear it on the road or on the trail — just make sure you snag this United By Blue Bison Jacket while you can.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Tee — $92
Minnetonka Taft Loafer Moccasins — $54.95
Step out in cozy, comfortable style this fall, courtesy of Minnetonka. These stylish loafers are more like slippers than traditional leather loafers, and they’re suitable to wear for quick jaunts outside the house or for lazy afternoons at home, coffee in hand. Some of the coolest men’s shoes for fall? If comfort and style is the name of the game, then yes.
Bradley Mountain Waxed Canvas Watch Roll — $52
Sacred Sauce Hot Sauce for Salads — $9.99
Shifting our attention away from how to store your gear and looking instead towards how to amp up your at-home cooking. Lately, I’ve been doing that with Sacred Sauce, the first hot sauce for salads (and they also make one heck of a regular hot sauce, too). If you want some added punch and flavor without a ton of dressing, this excellent hot sauce for salads is IT.
SELF(ish) Skincare Facial Scrub — $20
Get some of the best men’s grooming essentials to keep your mug fresh this fall — consider adding SELF(ish) to your routine ASAP. This exfoliating facial scrub is a perfect pick-me-up, featuring Vitamin Boost and Active Acid complexes to renew your skin (and help prep your skin for a shave). I’ve been testing it, and love the exfoliating feeling from eco-certified palm seeds. Make sure you add some to your bathroom ASAP.
OK, folks. That’s it — that’s the latest jam-packed edition of The List. What was your favorite of the above picks? Are you going with something casually cool and easygoing, like Minnetonka moccasins, or are you stepping out with rugged adventure in mind with one of the best shirt jackets for men? I’m also a fan of classic picks like some of the best high-top sneakes for fall (via GREATS) or essential accessories like a waxed canvas watch roll or a slim leather card case.With all that being said, my absolute favorite just might be the iconic, classic Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket — it’s a toss-up, though! Whatever your favorite picks might be, let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading, as always!
Thank you, my friends, for joining us for another edition of The Friday Read, where we’re starting things off with the right *step* for the weekend. I’m talking, naturally, about the excellent, brand-new HELM Boots Cole Sneakers as seen above. That’s right — the makers of some of your favorite boots (as covered here on the blog!) are launching the brand’s first pair of sneakers, and it’s fitting that they’re a nice hybrid between sneakers and boots. I love the HELM Cole Sneakers in rich wheat leather, and I dig the hiking-style speed lacing and the versatile high-top construction. The best new sneakers for fall? Very possibly. Remember, you can get $50 off your first order at HELM, plus free shipping. So, that’s my recommended footwear pick for many a weekend ahead. Onward to the rest of the weekend. And yes, another reminder to check out my Tuesday-and-Saturday newsletter if you just can’t get enough of what we’ve got going on here. The Style Guide In Brief won’t let you down.
As for me, I’m still enjoying a bit of R&R (call it a working vacation) visiting my parents in Florida — talk about a much-needed break. We’ve been able to hit the beach for some socially distanced sunshine, we’ve made plenty of trips to support local craft brewery Point Ybel Brewing (get the Kitten’s Paw, a light and refreshing hoppy pils!) and I’ve been able to work on features for the likes of Maxim.com (including a piece on the best leather sneakers) and GearMoose, naturally. I’ll be headed back to New York in the coming days, but have really loved being able to rest and relax down here. Hopefully, your weekend is filled with plenty of menswear, plenty of time to kick back, and perhaps some listening to the new album by The Killers. Cheers to the weekend, my friends.
- I’ve taken to kicking off the Friday Read with a few deals or sale suggestions over the years, so know this right off the bat: This exceptionally well-crafted NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik Watch (made in Germany) isn’t exactly a bargain, sadly. But that’s because it’s one of the most precisely made watches on the planet. I’d urge you to head to UNCRATE to pick up what could be the last everyday watch you buy for … well, a long time. Aside from that, you should also check out the much more affordable UNCRATE Surplus sale section, with the best men’s gear across several categories.
- Let’s talk about one of the best men’s style sales, shall we? Be sure to check out the Nisolo End-of-Season Sale (now through August 31st) to get the best deals on men’s boots and more. This is the first time the Nisolo Warehouse Sale is going digital, offering never-before-seen men’s boots, discontinued designs and plenty more for fall. You can also use the code NEWSEASON to get 15 percent off full-price items. Get ready to get your new favorite pair of boots, folks.
- I’ve got a bit more of an affordable deal for you now these days — for a limited time only, the outstanding Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket (a combination travel jacket and blazer and perhaps the best fall jacket) is available for a discount via the Taylor Stitch Workshop, so you best get on it. What’s more, you can read my full Taylor Stitch review over at GearMoose.
- Ready to look towards the trail and the weekend? You best gear up over at Topo Designs, and more specifically, with the Topo Designs Summer Sale, featuring plenty of top picks for on and off the trail. To make it easy on you, I’d recommend you get the rugged Topo Designs Field Plaid Shirt or the Field Pants, quite possibly some of the best men’s field pants around.
- Speaking of new gear, what could be a better way to close out summer and welcome fall than with a versatile men’s watch from Shinola? Check out my full rundown on the Shinola Duck Watch for Maxim, and then get ready to get out on the water to end summer.
Folks, that’ll do it for today’s Friday Read. I’ve got one more shopping recommendation for you, though. If you missed last Saturday’s Style Pick of the Week, now’s the chance to redeem yourself. I wrote all about the excellent Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt, so you would do very well to read my Taylor Stitch review before you power through the day. Enjoy the weekend, my friends. Cheers!
Is it hard to believe we’re starting to prepare in earnest for early fall with today’s edition of The List? We’ll be celebrating the best of the best new men’s gear from brands you know and love, as always, but with a bit of a different focus. As opposed to covering summer style essentials, we’re going a bit heavier and leaning into all the rugged men’s gear you can use starting now, and then on into the months ahead.
On the docket? Only the best fall style picks from brands you know and love, starting with the Proof Strong Shirt as seen above, and carrying right on through to picks from Filson, Todd Snyder, Buck Mason and more. Read on and gear up, my friends.
Every guy, yourself included, needs one of the best chambray shirts in his closet this fall. This one happens to be made from a Japanese CORDURA chambray fabric that blends comfort and performance. It’s one of the best shirts for men right now, easily.
If it feels wild to you to be talking about how to dress for early fall, rest assured that you’re not alone. Why, just yesterday, it seemed like we were talking about how to wear chukka boots for summer or even how to style your polo for spring. With all that being said, we’re standing now in mid-August, looking toward Labor Day and the gradual shifting of the seasons. Fall is my favorite time of year, and it’s quite the chance to make your men’s style essentials work for you. That being said, today’s #OOTD covers the kind of men’s gear you can start wearing right now, and then keep wearing on into October if you accessorize correctly (or heck, even longer than that if you live in a temperate climate).
It all starts with, as you’ll see below, perhaps the the best chore coat for men — the type of piece you can grab right now and wear atop a classic T-shirt, or have handy when it comes time to layer up with one of the best transitional shirts for men (as we’ve outlined below). Mix up layers as you please for that day hike, bonfire or to-go brewery visit, because the rest of the following picks (including workwear pants and packable waterproof boots) are ready to stand up to just about anything you’ve got in mind for late summer and into early fall. The full ensemble is below, so if you like what you see, be sure to let me know the men’s gear essentials you’re picking up — find me on Twitter. Cheers!
- The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Chore Coat, $158 — Now, keep this tough chore coat in mind for when it starts to cool off once Labor Day passes. It pays off to be prepared, and the best chore coat for men is a perfect layer for early fall — thanks to Flint and Tinder for their work on this rugged jacket.
- The Denim Shirt: Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Two-Pocket Shirt, $105 — Whether you choose to keep your Flint and Tinder chore coat on all day or feel like wearing this classic men’s shirt all on its own, Buck Mason has you covered with one of the best transitional shirts for men. Wear it from late summer into fall with ease.
- The Henley: Todd Snyder Made-in-LA Jersey Henley, $88 — To ease right on into early fall (crazy, I know!), pick up this rugged henley from none other than NYC’s own Todd Snyder. It’s one of the best short-sleeve henleys around, with easy layerability alongside your Buck Mason shirt.
- The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98 — Step out of summer and into early fall the right way — with some rugged men’s pants fit for the trail and bonfire beers in equal measure. The Proof Rover Pants, with their five-pocket construction and stylish array of colors, are some of the best pants for men.
- The Boots: LEMS Shoes Boulder Boots, $165 — Want waterproof boots that are packable, lightweight and made to take you through the seasons? You want some of the best men’s boots here.
- The Watch: Marathon MSAR Watch, $850 — Regardless of season, every guy needs a stylish everyday watch — if the watch in question just so happens to be an adventure-ready dive watch that looks great with waterproof boots, workwear pants and the Flint and Tinder chore coat? Even better.
- The Everyday Carry: Filson Ripstop Nylon Pullman, $250 — No matter what’s on your agenda heading through August into the fall, Filson is here for you with one of the toughest shoulder bags on the market. It’s got space for EDC essentials, work-from-home gear and plenty more.
- The Sunglasses: Raen Optics Wiley Polarized Sunglasses, $170 — Hey, there’s still time to admire many a late summer or early fall sunset out there, and you need to be wearing some of the best sunglasses for men to properly take it all in. These polarized sunglasses from Raen Optics take the cake.
Believe it or not, that brings us to the end of another #OOTD. Tough to believe, right? Hopefully, you’re a little more mentally prepared for the end of summer and the start of fall (sad, I know!). But that doesn’t mean you have to stow away your summer gear entirely — in fact, plenty of these pieces can easily qualify as early fall style essentials for September and October. That goes for the centerpiece of this outfit, a rugged jacket that’s easy to wear right now with lightweight pieces (a la that excellent rugged henley from Todd Snyder), as well as classic transitional pieces — hence, the classic men’s shirt shown above, too.
These pieces are rugged and adventure-minded (go off-trail or visit your cabin in style), all thanks to the Proof Rover Pants and some of the best men’s boots, a rugged and packable pair that doesn’t miss a beat in terms of style. Because who knows what plans you’ve got in store on or off the grid these days, I’m also recommending you snag one of the toughest shoulder bags to handle your everyday carry essentials. Naturally, to make sure you stay on time through it all, a stylish everyday watch belongs on your wrist, too. We’re not done yet, folks. No sir — because it’s still summer and all, some polarized sunglasses from Raen Optics are going to come in handier than you might think. While ending summer can be a bit of a bummer, it brings with it the promise of one of the best seasons for menswear: Fall! We’ll be right here at The Style Guide every step of the way to help you out.
Now, we’ve all been there. On certain weekend days, you might be standing at your closet rummaging through your long-sleeve shirts and thinking … “Man, I just want to wear a T-shirt today.” Fear not, because we’ve got that stylish T-shirt on lock for you — and better yet, we’ve got a full guide on how to wear a graphic T-shirt the right way. The graphic tee tends to get a bad rep because of gaudy designs and messages that would fit right in if you were still in middle school, perhaps. That’s just the way it is — but today’s stylish graphic tee is anything but that, as you’ll see. And given that it’s still just early September, this #OOTD is one that you can make work for you — no jacket required (although we’ve still got a rugged chore coat listed as an option below). Yes indeed, the best graphic tees are understated and subtle, not too loud, yet stylish at the same time — and they can be worn to a backyard BBQ or a night at your favorite dive bar in equal measure. The best graphic tees are a solid conversation starter with some rugged style appeal, too — today’s selection comes courtesy of Huckberry, and you’ll find a classic tee for every taste on the brand’s site. For now though, let’s dive in — if ever you’ve wondered how to wear a graphic T-shirt in a way that’s cool and stylish, not laughable, start with this #OOTD. Like what you see? Let me know on Twitter!
- The Stylish Graphic Tee: The Landmark Project Mt. Hood Tee, $30 — For just $30, you’re getting a surprisingly stylish graphic tee with a design that’s not too loud — it’s just plain cool, even if you’re not from the Pacific Northwest. Consider this the retro T-shirt you didn’t know you needed.
- The Jacket: Wellen Stretch Chore Coat, $128 — Now, because it’s still September, you might not need this jacket — but in the event you do, this rugged chore coat is a versatile and stylish layer.
- The Denim: Wellen Organic Jeans, $88 — Finding a pair of stylish blue jeans made the right way can be tricky — but this pair of classic slim denim from Wellen takes the cake. Understated and subtly stylish, they’re a new early fall style essential.
- The Boots: Blundstone Super 550 Boots, $165.98 — Because it’s early fall, these rugged leather boots from Blundstone could come in handier than you think — the perfectly casual pair to wear to your favorite brewery, at that.
- The Watch: Jack Mason Field Watch, $225 — When it comes to what’s on your wrist with this #OOTD, understated, classic-yet-rugged style is the way to go — this handsome Jack Mason Field Watch brings a bit of a throwback feel here.
- The Belt: Tanner Goods Classic Belt, $79.98 — Every guy — yes, you included — needs a stylish leather belt, especially when wearing a pair of stylish blue jeans. Tanner Goods has outdone themselves here.
- The Cologne: Duke Cannon Proper Cologne, Two-Pack for $40 — Yes, cologne. But not that body spray of days gone by. No sir, Duke Cannon’s Proper Cologne offers a range of masculine-yet-versatile scents for your next casual outing.
- The Everyday Bag: Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack, $245 — Now, you could be heading down the street for a coffee or across town to grab a six-pack, but you’ll be surprised how handy and durable the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack can be. Consider it an everyday carry essential.
OK, who’s on board with how to wear a stylish graphic tee now, ehh? The right graphic tee, like the one above, has an eyecatching design that doesn’t overdo it — the same can be said for the rest of this outfit, featuring an equally classic pair of classic slim denim from Wellen. Those are the building blocks for an #OOTD that works well on a Saturday night or a casual Sunday in the fall, especially when teamed up with a rugged chore coat (if needed), and of course, rugged leather boots from Blundstone — they provide functionality and style points in spades. But as I always say, you’d be remiss not to wear a stylish watch for a bit of standout style, and the Jack Mason Field Watch is that timepiece precisely. When paired with a stylish leather belt, you’re keeping your accessories on point — no matter where you go. It’s touches like those ones that are going to take this outfit from good to great, because as we all know … the little details matter, even when wearing a T-shirt! Use Duke Cannon’s Proper Cologne to give yourself a nice lift grooming-wise — you’re going to love the scent and the price. And finally, no matter what’s on your to-do list, the tough style of the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack is going to come in mighty handy for a casual weekend. Alright, that’s all I’ve got for today. To see how I’m wearing my T-shirts this fall, head to my Instagram.
So, here we stand, on the verge of Labor Day weekend (gasp!), the offical end of summer (on paper at least), and the start of the slow transition toward early fall. What early fall style essentials are you shopping for? Well, I can help you out with at least one in today’s new See Now, Buy Now post: The Quoddy Blucher Shoes are some of the best men’s shoes to get on your feet right now, as apt to be worn on the weekend as at the office. How does that work out? Read on & you’ll find out. For starters, it helps that these rugged leather boat shoes have got that ever-crucial Huckberry stamp of approval, a nod of good faith that these richly handcrafted leather shoes are the real deal — especially as you start to stow away your stylish sneakers in favor of something a bit more substantial. And folks, that’s where the rugged appeal of the Quoddy Blucher Shoes comes into play, starting with a rich leather upper that’ll break in beautifully.
SHOP: The Quoddy Blucher Shoes
And as far as boat shoes are concerned, these have a few other critical design pieces going for ’em. For one, they fit the rather rare definition of rugged leather boat shoes — again, that rich leather makes them more suited for the changing leaves and changing temperatures than the heat of summer. The anti-slip rubber sole also helps them navigate the city and perhaps even an early fall park stroll. And the design extends to the rich brick red outsole itself — these Quoddy Blucher Shoes toe the line between rugged and casual. They’d be ideal to wear with a rugged long-sleeve henley and classic dark blue denim for a weekend coffee date, but you can (and should!) team up the Quoddy Blucher Shoes with classic tan chinos and a timeless Oxford shirt for a casual day at the office. That alone makes them some of the best men’s shoes, don’t you agree?
SHOP: The Quoddy Blucher Shoes
Rest assured, folks: In today’s edition of The List, we’ve got the lowdown on the new men’s style essentials you need to buy to close out this month — and look toward September and beyond. The theme this month has been that, well, summer’s winding down, Labor Day is approaching and early fall (the best time for menswear) is on the way. Without further ado, here’s the gear you’re going to need for it — including an iconic vintage watch, naturally.
CYMA WWW Dirty Dozen Watch — $2,450
Now, don’t be alarmed by that price tag — we’re assuredly starting today’s edition of The List off with a bang, but the CYMA WWW Dirty Dozen Watch is one of the best vintage watches on the market. It was one of 12 models made for the British military, and it’s part of the new Lancy Aire x Taylor Stitch Collection. It’s a watch to covet and lust after … and it’s also the rare vintage watch you should actually be able to, y’know, wear. It should work nicely with a classic chambray shirt and slim tan chinos this season.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford — $118
We’ve talked in the past on this site about this American-made Oxford shirt, but it’s worth bringing it to the forefront again. It’s one of the best men’s shirts in any season, and especially primed to layer over your favorite slub tee on an early fall weekend.
Relwen Squall Breaker — $127.98
One of the crucial parts of shopping for fall style essentials has to be finding the right transitional gear, like one of the best lightweight jackets to carry you through inclement weather. Ladies and gentlemen, that jacket is the Relwen Squall Breaker. Carry on.
MVMT Watches Range Field Watch — $95
Pleasingly crisp and yet rugged at the same time in terms of design, the Range Field Watch from MVMT Watches belongs on your wrist for fall adventures aplenty. Pair it up with your favorite henley and the Relwen Squall Breaker to grab a weekend coffee.
Bespoke Post Concentrate Box — $45
Here’s the deal, as we all know with Bespoke Post — sign up for the brand’s monthly subscription service, then get access to some of the best cold brew around, made right from the comfort of your home, with the Bespoke Post Concentrate Box. That’s all there is to it.
Danner Vertigo 917 Boots — $220
Surely, you recognize these rugged hiking boots and other Danner boots from the blog — we’re including these tough leather boots here once more to start getting you in that fall mindset. It’ll pay dividends, trust me.
The best men’s blue jeans are easier to find than you might think — simply shop Mott and Bow. They’ve been a longtime favorite of the blog for the ease of purchase and the serious style points. The Mott and Bow Rivington Denim are some of the best raw selvedge jeans out there, and for a heck of a price, in my opinion.
Tanner Goods Classic Belt — $79.98
In the midst of all this planning, don’t forget about your everyday carry — namely, accessories like this stylish leather belt from Tanner Goods. The perfect complement to the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants, I might add (more on those shortly).
Billy Reid Packable Quail Jacket — $354.98
Yes indeed, there’s no question that Billy Reid just gets it when it comes to rugged fall gear – – even if it’s not quite cold enough for the Billy Reid Quail Jacket yet, it will be soon enough. And that’s when you break out one of the best fall jackets in your wardrobe, folks.
Saturdays NYC Wet Wax — $24
Perhaps in the months ahead, yo’ull find yourself reaching for a stylish hat rather than doing your hair — but for now, it’s tough to go wrong with some grooming essentials. Enter this super-sharp Saturdays NYC Wet Wax, a way to add some throwback refinement to your ‘do.
Taylor Stitch Camp Pants — $128
Yes indeed, the return of the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants is here — these are some exceptionally rugged fall pants, the sort you can wear on a camping trip or for an early morning of yard work … or simply to grab a pint at your favorite brewery.
Rancourt & Co. Court Classic 2.0 — $280
An updated version of your favorite leather sneakers from Rancourt & Co., these are easily some of the best sneakers for fall, what with their rugged construction and rich leather. Again, a great complement to the aforementioned Taylor Stitch Camp Pants.
Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley — $73.98
Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set — $94.98
Even your bedding should start to transition into fall — take these stylish flannel sheets from Upstate, and if you’ve got a king bed, stow them away to change out your bedding for fall when the temperature starts to drop. Bingo!
So, we started off today’s version of The List talking about the incredible — and yes, incredibly expensive — CYMA WWW Dirty Dozen Watch. Was it your favorite today? Or are you perhaps more inclined to go for something more classic, like some of the best sneakers for fall or perhaps a pair of the best men’s blue jeans? Let me know on Twitter!