The List: Shop All of your New Favorite Men’s Style Essentials for Fall Right Now

Gear up for fall with an iconic leather jacket for a road trip.

Well, folks — look who’s back in business. It’s a new week, and it’s time for another edition of The List, covering the best men’s style essentials to help you power on through September and into October. It all starts today with outerwear, including one of the best trucker jackets to help you get road trip-ready (wear a mask!), and it carries right on through to other handy fall accessories, including stylish new headphones and plenty more. Where will fall take you? I hope it’ll take you (safely) to plenty of stylish places. Head over to Twitter to let me know your favorite gear picks today, and be sure to subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter, where I talk about style, music, coffee, craft beer and plenty more. Happy reading! 
Schott Vintage Buffalo Trucker Jacket — $845 

A classic, rugged waxed trucker jacket for plenty of fall days.

That’s right, folks. The time is upon us to pick up a heritage-quality leather jacket from Schott, and it helps that this vintage-style trucker jacket is tough as nails, sharp as can be & ready for anything. If it’s low on sizing, consider the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker instead.
Filson Field Flannel Shirt — $98 

An expertly crafted flannel shirt for fall days aplenty.

When you want to really gear up and hit the road, or simply just get out of your house, turn toward one of the best flannel shirts for fall, offered up by a brand that gets it right. This brushed cotton flannel shirt is ideal for layering atop your favorite T-shirt.
Tanner Goods Voyager Daypack — $250 
Voyager Daypack

A tough backpack you’ll want to bring on the road season after season … after season.

Let’s talk about road trip gear for a second, shall we? Get this rugged backpack for all your everyday carry essentials, and rest easy knowing it’s tough as can be.
Master & Dynamic MW50+ 2-in-1 Wireless Headphones — $249
For your next road trip or for casual days plugged in at home, pick up some Master & Dynamic headphones for crystal-clear audio quality and a standout listening experience. Plus, these stylish Bluetooth headphones feature both over and on-ear pads.
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Henley — $68
Buck Mason - Black Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Henley

For fall travel and days at home, this is the rugged henley you need.

Get one of the best layers for fall right here — this rugged henley from Buck Mason takes the cake when it comes to wearability and style, especially alongside a vintage-style trucker jacket.

FRYE Union Workboots — $298

Exceptionally durable, rugged boots fit for anything this fall.

FRYE boots are quickly becoming a favorite of the blog, prized for their durability, toughness and rugged style. For adventures on and off the trail (and to-go brewery visits aplenty), get these stylish leather boots from FRYE.
Todd Snyder Italian Indigo Western Shirt — $198 

A rugged Italian shirt, made as only Todd Snyder can make.

Made in Portugal from 100 percent cotton, this classic Western shirt is stylish, versatile and ready to wear on the road or at home. It’s Todd Snyder, after all.
Proof Schoeller Trek Hiker Pants — $188

Rugged hiking pants to buy right now.

Looking for the best men’s travel pants, or perhaps the best men’s hiking pants? Why not get both here from Huckberry? That’s because the Proof Schoeller Trek Hiker Pants are made with water, stain and mud-resistant fabric in a mobile, versatile fit. Perfect for fall travel.
Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan — $98
Everlane cardigan

A classic cardigan done up in a modern merino fabric.

It’s never too early to stock up one of the best men’s sweaters for fall, and it just so helps that this Everlane cardigan is made from comfortable, anti-microbial fabric for fall layering atop your Todd Snyder shirt.
Vague Grey Fade Submariner Watch — $475 via Uncrate (Exclusive)

A vintage-style dive watch you’ll have for years on end.

You’ve got your denim shirt, your leather trucker jacket and your travel pants — now, get the best men’s stainless steel watch for all your fall adventures (and then some). The Vague Grey Fade Submariner Watch, featuring a “faded bezel” effect, is utterly classic and incredibly versatile.
Bombas Garment Wash Crewneck T-shirt — $36

A comfortable, classic crewneck T-shirt.

Hey, we didn’t say we were out of the woods yet when it comes to T-shirt weather, right? For layering underneath your classic denim shirt or wearing all on its own, get one of the best men’s T-shirts from Bombas. It’s one of the softest, most comfortable tees I’ve tried, and for every tee sold, Bombas donates one to someone in need.
Relwen Windzip Jacket — $258
Relwen Windzip Jacket

A go-anywere fall layer that’ll look great, no matter the conditions.

If the weather cools off enough to the point where you’ll need an extra layer atop your Bombas T-shirt (and it very well might!), then you should get this Relwen jacket for comfortable fall weekend layering, my friends.
Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in British Khaki Boss Duck — $128

These are some of the toughest men’s work pants on the market.

The easiest way to bundle up on a fall weekend? Take your Relwen jacket, throw it on over your Bombas T-shirt … then add these rugged camp pants from Taylor Stitch.  Make your next yard project easy with, yes, the best men’s work pants around.
Lum-Tec Combat B46 Watch — $470
Lum-Tec Combat Watch

An exceptionally rugged, dependable men’s watch for fall and beyond.

We just talked above about the best men’s stainless steel watch, but what if you want something that’s more akin to a classic field watch? That’s where this rugged Lum-Tech watch enters the equation, and it’s one of the best sub-$500 watches around.
Quoddy Maine Woods Boots — $399
Quoddy Maine Woods Boots

Lace up these boots, get on the road and get out there this fall.

Listen, it wouldn’t be a roundup of the best men’s gear for fall without covering some of the best leather boots out there, would? The Quoddy Maine Woods Boots are more than ready for any fall adventure.
Faherty Brand Cutback Sweatpants — $128 

Comfortable, casual-yet-stylish sweatpants to wear any time this fall.

Last but not least, let’s keep things cozy, casual and cool for when you do get back from the open road. These cozy sweatpants from Faherty Brand will prove reliable weekend after weekend (or, they’ll also function nicely as sweatpants to wear to work from home).
Well, when it comes to the best men’s gear for fall, I really am all about it. Whether it’s stylish Faherty Brand sweatpants for casual days at home or, say, the Quoddy Maine Woods Boots for getting out and about, I think there are plenty of potential picks for you to enjoy today and on into fall. The best part is that you can use them all in harmony. Start with your  rugged backpack from Tanner Goods to pack up at least a few of these gear selections, then hit the road with your classic Western shirt from Todd Snyder. Take care not to forget your Everlane cardigan or your Vague Grey Fade Submariner Watch as you enjoy the rest of the season. You really can’t go wrong, can you? Thanks for reading, and cheers!

The List: Shop the Best Rugged New Menswear Essentials for Fall Right Now

The Filson Restoration Department & Workshop | The Filson Journal

Rugged fall boots and gear from the likes of Filson and more awaits.

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

Filson Service Boots

Remarkably tough, rugged leather boots that can take a beating this fall.

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

Filson Rugged Twill Briefcase

One of the toughest bags for daily use that you’re apt to find.

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

A strikingly rugged, stylish field watch for fall excursions.

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

The perfect shirt for plenty of fall layering needs.

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

Master & Dynamic review

Exceptionally well-made wireless headphones for listening to your favorite music (The National, anyone?)

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

Flint and Tinder shirt jacket

Layer up this tough cotton shirt jacket over your favorite henley with ease this season.

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

Buck Mason henley

The rugged henley you need this fall and winter, courtesy of Buck Mason.

Yes, we’re here once again with Buck Mason, a favorite of the blog and a brand that does a masterful job at crafting one of the best men’s henleys for fall layering. Find out why ASAP.

Belstaff Fieldmaster Jacket — $595 via Uncrate

An absurdly rugged, stylish fall jacket for men.

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

Italian Mechanic Jacket in Blue

A ruggged, classic-yet-modern jacket for fall from NYC’s Todd Snyder.

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

What does every guy need in his wardrobe for fall? A pair of slim dark denim, like the Mott and Bow jeans seen here. An agreeable price for some of the best men’s jeans? Yessir.

Everlane Classic French Terry Crew — $54

A timeless French terry crewneck that’s going to look great — no matter what.

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

Nomad wireless charging station.

A handsome way to charge your devices — wirelessly.

Let’s go back to some gear for your home for a second. For plenty of casual fall weekends, ensure you stay plugged in and charged up with this stylish wireless charging hub, ehh?

Gary Gloves Horween Horsehide Work Gloves — $150

Best work gloves for men

Ready for your next big fall project? Of course you are.

We’re getting back into the great outdoors with these rugged leather work gloves, some of the toughest gloves for fall projects that you’re apt to find. Nothing better than that.

Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Washed Slate Herringbone — $168

Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket

The best bomber jacket for fall? Very possibly.

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

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

A rugged denim shirt made for work or play.

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

FRYE leather boots

Sleek, sharp leather boots to wear for dressier occasions this fall.

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

Silver Traveler Socks – American Trench

Simple, subtly stylish yet seriously comfortable men’s socks.

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

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants

Classically cool, easy-to-style men’s pants for fall.

The much-loved, much-lauded Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are back, this time in a slew of fall-ready colors. Some of the best everyday men’s pants to wear with darn near anything.

Matt Damon Ford v. Ferrari Sunglasses — $319 via Uncrate

The sharpest sunglasses on the block, no doubt.

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

Jack Rudy Old Fashioned Kit

The easiest way to make the best Old Fashioned might lie in this kit from Huckberry.

It wouldn’t be the start of fall if you didn’t brush up on how to make an Old Fashioned. Better yet, this Old Fashioned Kit as sold by Huckberry makes it seriously cool and easy.

Good & Well Supply Company National Parks Candle Set — $72 via Cool Material

National Parks

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!

The Thursday Buy: This Flint and Tinder Waxed Jacket is a Fall Essential

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Trucker ...

A tried-and-true waxed jacket from a famed brand.

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

The List: Get Ready for Early Fall with the Best New Style Essentials for Men

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket | Huckberry

The proper way to layer up for fall, courtesy of Flint and Tinder & Huckberry.

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

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rugged, durable shirt jacket — the perfect layer for fall.

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

Rhodes Footwear Dean Boot (cap toe) | Huckberry

Leave it to Huckberry to make some of the best boots for men, period.

Yes, yes. We’re back again with the Rhodes Dean Boots, some of the best men’s boots for fall and beyond. Stylish, durable, rugged-yet-dressy — they’re the perfect fall boots, easily.

Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in Organic ’68 Selvage — $148

Taylor Stitch Selvage Jeans

Some of the best selvage jeans for men, easily.

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

Buck Mason - Elm Oil Cloth Bomber

A cool, rugged bomber jacket for fall layering.

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

Todd Snyder Oxford Shirt

A crisp, classic white Oxford shirt for daily wear.

Leave it to Todd Snyder to make one of the best Oxford shirts for men, the kind of go-anywhere shirt you can team with absolutely anything (including your Buck Mason jacket).

Myles Apparel Everyday Thermal Henley — $68

Myles Apparel Thermal Henley

This unstoppable henley for early fall will be your new go-to layer.

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

Waxed Canvas Baseball Cap

The coolest hat for fall could just be this stylish waxed ballcap.

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

Astorflex Evoflex | Huckberry

Some of the best high-top sneakers around.

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 Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket

Your new favorite fall jacket, courtesy of Filson.

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.

Bespoke Post Weekender Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post Weekender Box

A durable, cool, affordable weekender bag for fall travel.

If you read the blog, you know all about monthly subscription boxes from Bespoke Post. As it were, the Bespoke Post Weekender Box is one of the most popular subscription boxes in the company’s history, featuring a stylish weekender bag for a low, low price.  Load it up for socially distanced fall travel.

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Flint and Tinder Selvage Chinos

The best chinos for men, and a pair to wear all fall.

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

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt

One of the best men’s shirts for early fall, guaranteed.

That’s right, more Flint and Tinder menswear. In this case, this stylish indigo shirt perfectly toes the line between early fall and the rest of the season. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder pants.

GREATS Court High Sneakers — $209

GREATS Court High Sneakers

The coolest high-top sneakers for fall you’re apt to find.

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

Skinny - Barclay - Black

Seriously cool, stylish black denim for guys — yourself included.

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

FRYE Union Workboots

Possibly your new favorite fall boots, guaranteed.

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

Face Kit – Oars + Alps

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

LUMINOX has come through with one of the best watches for men, particularly if you want a watch for fall adventures off-trail and on the road. The Atacama Automatic Field Watch just means business.

Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer — $312.98

Taylor Stitch The Everyday Blazer - Exclusive | Huckberry

The best blazer to wear to work from home — or any old time you feel like it.

Exclusive to Huckberry, this stylish men’s blazer via Taylor Stitch is perhaps the best blazer to wear on your next Zoom call — or for an at-home date night. It’s as refined and versatile as can be.

Billykirk No. 397 Slim Card Case — $65

Billykirk Review

A stylish, well-made leather card case.

A slim leather card case is an underrated, yet crucial, part of your everyday carry essentials. Make sure you’re getting the proper one from Billykirk here.

United By Blue Bison Ultralight Jacket — $198

The Men's Bison Ultralight

A stylish, lightweight jacket from United By Blue, perfect for fall layering.

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

Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Tee

A classic, comfortable long-sleeve tee for fall weekends.

Invest in one of the best long-sleeve tees for fall right now in a seasonally ready colorway. A stylish merino tee fit for time spent on the road or at home? That’s as good as it gets.

Minnetonka Taft Loafer Moccasins — $54.95

Laid-back, exceptional fall style via Minnetonka.

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

Waxed Canvas Watch Roll - Cool Material

The coolest way to store your favorite watches.

Let’s head back to Cool Material one last time to wrap this up. You need a stylish way to store your watches, correct? Get this handsome waxed canvas watch roll ASAP.

Sacred Sauce Hot Sauce for Salads — $9.99

Sacred Sauce Salad Hot Sauce

A unique way to add flavor and kick to your salads.

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

This exfoliating facial scrub promotes fresh, healthy skin.

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!

 

 

 

 

The Friday Read: New HELM Sneakers, A New Watch from UNCRATE & The Best Fall Jacket

HELM Cole Sneakers

Rugged, hiking boot-inspired sneakers that’ll offer plenty of fall wearability.

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. 

Frank And Oak

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.

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An iconic, one-of-a-kind watch – without a doubt.

The Gibson Jacket in Charcoal Birdseye Wool | Taylor Stitch…

Pre-order this classic wool jacket in advance of fall right now.

  • 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.
Topo Designs Summer Sale

Yes, it’s true — you can, and should, head over to Topo Designs to shop this standout sale. 

  • 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!

The List: Get Ready for Early Fall with The Best New Men’s Style Shopping Picks

Proof Strong Shirt | Huckberry

Looking toward fall with gear like the Proof Strong Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts of the moment.

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.

Proof Strong Shirt — $128

A durable, classic chambray shirt made from performance fabric.

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.

Todd Snyder Indigo Slub Jersey Long-Sleeve Pocket T-shirt — $78

The coolest long-sleeve tee on the market.

There’s a reason Todd Snyder keeps popping up on the blog, and it’s because he makes some of the best American menswear (and the best T-shirts) around. This indigo T-shirt is the perfect fall base layer.
Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $329
Product image for Copper Rough And Tough

Getting the best men’s boots is as easy as picking up these.

This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Red Wing boots on the blog this fall. These rugged leather boots are iconic, classic and so easy to wear.
American Trench Mil-Spec Sport Socks — $42.50 (4-Pack)
Mil-Spec Sport Socks with Silver – American Trench

You can’t go wrong with some of the best men’s socks on the market — period.

American Trench socks are, for me, the stuff of legend. They’re the exceedingly rare pair of American-made socks, as the name would imply, and they go great with your favorite leather boots. I also love the Mil-Spec Sport Socks in particular — a perfect everyday sock.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Roped Indigo — $125
The Jack in Roped Indigo - Classic Men's Clothing | TS…

Another stylish, rugged men’s shirt from Taylor Stitch.

If you peruse the pages of this site, you know San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch, and more specifically, the classic, easy-to-wear Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. This classic men’s shirt gets an update via rich indigo fabric. Layer it over your Todd Snyder tee if you feel so inclined.
Huron Big Three Kit — $38
The Big 3, Skincare Set - Body & Face Wash, Face Lotion | Huron

A new trio of must-have men’s grooming picks.

No matter the time of year, you’ve got to have the best men’s grooming essentials in your medicine cabinet. That’s where Huron, a recently launched men’s grooming brand out of NYC, comes into play. They focus on clean formulas and high-quality ingredients, and they’re also a rare American-made grooming brand. Add in cool packaging designs, revitalizing grooming kits designed to soften and clean your skin, and a cruelty-free approach, and you’ve got one of the best grooming brands for men out there.
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $240 
Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Huckberry

One of the best rugged men’s jackets out there, no doubt.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you know and love the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. It’s durable, it’s rugged, it’s a modern classic for the modern man, and now this Flint and Tinder waxed jacket comes in eight colors.
Richer Poorer Terry Trousers — $78
Richer Poorer Terry Trousers

Cut like dress pants, but with the feel of sweatpants.

Richer Poorer is a recent addition to the Huckberry lineup, one worth checking out. They make some of the best basics for men, including these casual hybrid trousers to wear as you work from home on breezy fall days (we’re going to be doing this for a while, trust me).
Matador SEG42 One Bag Travel Duffel — $190

The perfect getaway bag for your next weekend adventure this early fall.

For getting out of town on a socially distanced trip, the best everyday carry gear is the right way to go (literally). This durable travel duffel has plenty of space for all your necessities to spend time in the great outdoors, yet is compact enough to go anywhere.
Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt — $85
Buck Mason Faded Black Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt

This is the cozy, casual sweatshirt for late summer and early fall.

Close out summer under the stars and on cool mornings this early fall with one of the best men’s hoodies via Buck Mason. It really is as simple as that, my friends.
MWC G10 Military Watch — $79.16
MWC G10 Military Watch - Olive

One of the toughest watches for fall adventures.

As we head into early fall, you need one of the best men’s watches on your wrist. If that rugged watch so happens to be a military-inspired timepiece with tough specs to match, that’s all the better. Snag it via Cool Material now.
Filson Canvas Work Shirt — $145

Layer up for fall with this tough Filson workshirt.

Speaking of rugged men’s gear for early fall, well, have I got just the thing for you. Filson has long made the best workshirts for men, and this hard-wearing canvas offering is no different. Throw it on alongside a military-inspired timepiece and Red Wing boots
5.11 Tactical Edge Chinos — $59.99

Dependable chinos to take you from point A to point B (and beyond) this fall.

For those among us who value performance-ready functionality and on-the-go durability — especially when it comes to the best men’s chinos — there’s 5.11 Tactical. These rugged chinos blend comfortable, movement-minded fabric with versatile, all-day styling potential — that makes them some of the best men’s pants.
Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote — $235
Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote - 28L | Huckberry

A dependable everyday bag that pulls no punches.

Talk about one of the best everyday bags, right? Mission Workshop gets it right with this rugged hybrid tote bag designed to hold 28 liters of gear & EDC essentials.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Henley — $98
Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Henley |

An easy pick-up if you need one of the best men’s henleys (which you do).

Shell out a bit of extra cash for one of the best henleys for men, a fall adventure-minded performance henley made with merino fabric in a variety of cool colors.
Bespoke Post Scout Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)
Box Archive | Bespoke Post

A set of must-have everyday carry gear for an affordable price.

For years, we’ve talked about Bespoke Post Boxes here on the blog (as in this post!). It’s a monthy subscription box service that offers your pick of tons of different types of men’s gear, new each month. Among archival Bespoke Post Boxes, the Bespoke Post Scout Box features all the EDC essentials you need for fall, from a durable flask to a handsome leather wallet.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones — $199 
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones

An undeniably cool pair of sytlish Bluetooth headphones.

As I’ve spent plenty of time lately over the past few months working from home (as we all have!), I’ve been on the hunt for some of the best wireless headphones — and not just any old pair, either. Stylish wireless headphones made from premium materials are the only way to go for me, and I couldn’t be happier to have had the chance to test out the stunning Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones.
Designed in New York City, these are some of the coolest headphones I’ve ever seen, with crystal-clear sound, too. You’ll see plenty of them on the blog in the future.
Jack Black Age Defying Booster Pack — $68
Jack Black Age-Defying Booster Pack™

A trio of easy-to-use grooming essentials to keep your skin fresh this fall.

Let’s keep the good times rolling with the best men’s grooming essentials from Jack Black. The Age Defying Booster Pack adds nothing but quality to your daily routine.
Mott and Bow Connor Heavy Cable Crew — $225

A seriously cool, vintage-inspired fisherman sweater for your transition into fall.

What we haven’t talked about today is one of the best fall sweaters for men, but this rugged cable crewneck sweater from the makers of your favorite jeans is here to change all of that.
Myles Apparel Tour Pants in Sage — $118
If you want the best pants for men for any season (starting in late summer and heading into fall), you’re going to want to check out the Myles Apparel Tour Pants. Made with hard-wearing woven stretch twill fabric, these rugged men’s pants are cut to move with you and feature a water-repellent finish, plus stain and wrinkle-resistant capability. Plus, you can use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off your first purchase. 
FRYE Bowery Light Lace-Up Boots — $298
FRYE Bowery Light Boots

You might not find a better pair of leather boots out there.

The best way to continue to get ready for fall? With lightweight leather boots that deliver plenty of durability and classic style.
United By Blue Soft SoftHemp Denim Workshirt — $60
Men's River Denim Work Shirt | United By Blue

A rugged workshirt for men made from sustainable fabric.

Another essential layer you need for fall — a rugged denim workshirt for early fall from the sustainably minded United By Blue team. Just add your Flint and Tinder waxed jacket  and call it good for a day of yard work or adventures.
Ibex 24-Hour Long-Sleeve Crew — $98
Ibex 24 Hour Long Sleeve Crew

A lightweight merino T-shirt that’s one of the best base layers for fall.

Reap the benefits of a stylish merino T-shirt, one that’s sweat-wicking and anti-microbial, as the perfect base layer for early fall and beyond. Ibex does it right.
Hurley Vedder Washed Long-Sleeve Flannel — $55
ANTHRACITE

An easygoing, cool flannel shirt for fall.

Let’s wrap this thing up in style — with the aptly named, expertly faded Vedder Flannel Shirt from Hurley. Throw on this stylish flannel shirt on a chilly fall morning, then throw on some vinyl and put on a pot of coffee. Bingo.
That’s going to do it for today’s list of the best new men’s gear. Do you have a favorite, one that you’re going to instantly add to your shopping cart? For me, it’s always a tough  call, but you can’t go wrong with, say, the Myles Apparel Tour Pants if you want rugged style and comfort on the trail or the road this fall. It’s also tough to pass up one of the best workshirts for men from Filson — maybe pair the two together? Of course, you know not to sleep on the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt or the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. Either way, whichever picks you go with, feel free to let me know on Twitter. As always, cheers to you!

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#OOTD: This Is How to Wear Your New Favorite Jacket for Early Fall

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!

A rugged chore coat and other men’s style essentials to move (slowly) from one season to the next.

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.

 

#OOTD: How to Wear a Graphic Tee This Season … Stylishly

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!

A rugged, laidback, timeless way to wear a graphic T-shirt.

  • 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.

See Now, Buy Now: These Quoddy Blucher Shoes are The Perfect Shoes for Early Fall

The rugged, classic boat shoes to wear as we start early fall.

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

 

A new take on the classic leather boat shoe, one that’s equally ready for the weekend or the work week.

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

Elevated Basics. Grounded Price.

The List: Here’s All the Best New Men’s Gear to Buy This Week

Time to step into a new season — read more about the Lancy Aire x Taylor Stitch Collection below.

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 

Without a doubt, a drool-worthy watch to wear every single day.

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

The breezy Oxford shirt that’s been perfectly broken-in for you.

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

An unbeatable lightweight jacket for the transition to September.

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

A rugged, tough watch that’s perfect for fall.

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

A handy, affordable box from one of the best men’s subscription services around.

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

Tough, durable boots to buy from a USA-made brand.

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.

Mott and Bow Rivington Denim — $96

Slim blue denim in selvedge — the kind of jeanas you’ll wear all the time.

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

This is a belt that’s only going to get better with age, guaranteed.

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

The rugged fall jacket to wear on fall weekends — trust me.

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

A sleek, new product to upgrade your haircut in a hurry.

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

Another instant classic from Taylor Stitch, here just in time for fall.

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

These are the best leather sneakers lying around for fall, in your author’s opinion.

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

Another instant classic from Billy Reid.

More standout gear from Billy Reid — we’d be remiss when it comes to fall style essentials to not include a rugged long-sleeve henley, right? Another piece of gear to buy now, then wear later.

Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set — $94.98 

New flannel sheets in time for fall? You got it.

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!