Style Pick of the Week: Filson Scout Shirt

As rugged and dependable a shirt for fall as you’re apt to find.

My friends, thanks for swinging back through for another Style Pick of the Week. We’re here today to close out August, a truly wild feeling that heralds the start of bigger and better things — namely, early fall, and the transition into the best season for menswear out there, helped along by the best gear for men. That means rugged wardrobe additions from … you guessed it … Filson. The Pacific Northwest heritage brand is a longtime favorite of the blog, and it’s not hard to see why: Pieces like the versatile, tough Filson Scout Shirt get right to the point. This year’s edition is one of the best men’s shirts for fall, with the specs and the styling potential to prove it.


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And hopefully by now, you know that Filson men’s gear is tough-as-nails, truly the best of the best — right? If not, we’re here to get you up to speed. Because temperatures aren’t quite close to plummeting rapidly yet, the Filson Scout Shirt is the perfect shirt for the season. Made with a relatively lightweight 4oz. cotton twill, consider it an all-season shirt that just so happens to wear nicely on its own or atop a classic pocket tee or a tough henley — feel fee to start out fall wearing either stylish combination.

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

One of several fall-ready patterns in which you’re going to want this classic Filson shirt.

This rugged men’s shirt also nails it on the functionality front. The fabric is yarn-dyed to prevent fading, meaning you can wear it over and over for yard work, day trips, hiking excursions or casual to-go brewery visits without missing a beat. Two front-button chest pockets (surprisingly roomy on most Filson shirts, from my experience) offer space for your everyday carry essentials, while pleated shoulders add excellent range of motion and versatility for plenty of wearing occasions.

The excellent Filson Scout Shirt is also available in some stylish and fall-ready patterns, each of which would wear handsomely with everything from durable chore pants to your favorite pair of jeans and rugged leather boots. And again, you can’t go wrong with a shirt that’s able to be layered up atop a henley, worn all on its own or teamed with a tough Filson waxed jacket. For early fall days when anything can happen weather-wise, that sort of reliability is crucial. Filson really has stepped up to the plate and delivered a classic men’s shirt that you should be proud to wear now, and into the rest of fall … and long beyond that.

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

The List: These are the Men’s Style Essentials You Need in Your Closet Now

You’ve still got time to rock this classic striped T-shirt, believe me.

First off, I hope everyone is enjoying a nice holiday — that unfortunately means we’ve closed the book on summer, but that also means we’re slowly but surely entering the best time of the year for menswear: Fall! And with it comes a need to stock up on early fall style essentials, naturally. Now, there’s no need to break out  your rugged parka quite yet. For now, you can still rock a classic striped T-shirt like the one above. And as for the rest of today’s edition of The List? You can find more great gear below.

Wellen Hemp Striped Tee — $42

A breezy timeless tee with some neat stripes thrown in for good measure.

We’ve told you about versatile transitional gear like the Wellen Wind Shell recently on the blog, so now, it’s time to meet your new favorite T-shirt. Visually interesting, sustainably made, and fit for pairing with a khaki cotton blazer or wearing all on its own this month.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Hoodie — $118

Casual weekend style at its finest via Taylor Stitch.

We’re going from your new favorite T-shirt to perhaps one of the best hooded sweatshirts on the market. The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Hoodie is the perfect casual weekend layer. Wear it with your new favorite pair of jeans for a morning coffee run. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Broome Denim — $128

Expertly broken-in denim for a new season.

Here’s the aforementioned slim faded denim you’re going to find yourself reaching for consistently, courtesy of Mott and Bow. This NYC-based brand is making some of the best men’s denim around, and at great prices.

Pro Keds Royal Lo Plus Suede — $72.98 (When On-Sale)

A classic pair of low-top sneakers for any day of the week this fall.

Stylish suede sneakers, especially this classic pair from Pro Keds, are the right way to nod toward the start of fall — subtly, that is. Plus, they pair up very nicely with the best men’s denim, do they not?

Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt — $128

A pleasingly rugged shirt to wear as it starts to get cooler.

Eventually, the temperature is going to start to plummet — and when it does, this classic knit shirt from Faherty Brand is going to prove a reliable layer to throw on, particularly atop your your new favorite T-shirt.

Lum-Tec M82 Automatic Watch — $875 

Your new favorite watch? Quite possibly.

We’ve talked consistently as of late on the blog about Lum-Tec watches, and specifically, their rugged dependability. Well, the Lum-Tec M82 Automatic Watch fits that mold quite nicely, and its tough design might just make it the perfect watch for fall.

Ska Brewing Moral Panic Brut IPA — Price Varies 

A new take on a quickly growing style of beer — refreshing and enjoyable all the way through.

If there’s one beer style that seems to be trending as of late, it might just be the Brut IPA — and the Ska Brewing Moral Panic Brut IPA is assuredly one of the best brut IPAs around, a pleasing, effervescent sipper for when it’s still a bit hot out, but you still want an IPA.

Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boots — $291.98

An iconic pair of boots to wear all season long.

I can guarantee you this won’t be the last time you read about Wolverine boots here on the blog this fall — the Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boots are a classic pair of men’s boots to get you into the spirit of the season, to be sure.

Flint and Tinder Washed Hat — $40 

An easy ballcap to throw on whenever you want.

We’re all about casual fall style today, and this Flint and Tinder Washed Hat is the stylish new ballcap to throw on … whenever you want on a fall weekend, truly.

SYMBOL Audio AERO 25″ Media Stand — $2,545

A seriously cool, covetable way to store your favorite records.

As fall weather approaches, so too does the desire to curl up, bundle up (with the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Hoodie, of course) and put on a favorite record. To store your records in a way that’s highly stylish, look to SYMBOL Audio (and get your credit card handy, to be sure).

Arvin Goods Crew Socks — $14 

These socks perfectly channel retro cool, correct? Correct.

Who doesn’t love a pair of stylish retro socks, right? The Arvin Goods Crew Socks channel throwback vibes and should pair up nicely with slim faded denim and of course, some Pro Keds sneakers to complete the look.

Gregory Covert Overnight Mission Bag — $240 

A durable, easily transportable overnight bag.

Last but not least … wondering about the best gear for a fall weekend trip? Well, wonder no more — the Gregory Covert Overnight Mission Bag is the best bag for when you want to travel light … as in, very light.

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OK, that’ll do it for today’s roundup of the best new men’s gear. Feeling ready for fall yet? Which of the above picks is a must-buy? I think you can’t go wrong with the Gregory Covert Overnight Mission Bag to really kick things up a notch for fall, and the same can certainly be said for a pair of Mott and Bow denim, right? Right. If you’ve got any favorites, let me know on Twitter. Cheers!

 

 

#OOTD: Wear This Black Denim Jacket for Early Fall

How are you prepping for fall? And what are we excited about when it comes to #menswear? For your Style Guide author, I’m personally excited about a return to rugged layering in particular — including a refresher on how to wear a black denim jacket. Taking slightly unexpected, edgy pieces and mixing them together is one of the small joys of the season — take, for instance, the Roark Revival denim jacket we’re talking about in today’s #OOTD. It’s got just enough cool design touches to set it apart from your typical denim jacket, from the unique chest pocket detailing to the faded black color. And crucially, a jacket like the Roark Revival HWY 41 Jacket is going to be the perfect way to step into fall. It makes for a great layer on chilly weekend days and week nights alike, and that edgy style is going to help you go everywhere from a rock concert to a bar crawl to a weekend coffee run. When paired up with other fall style essentials — including classic suede chukka boots and a rugged striped henley — you’re going to be able to take on everything from a weekend getaway to a casual date night out seriously. So, are you ready to learn about your new favorite denim jacket? Good. Then let’s go! Follow me on Instagram for more insider style tips, plus a dose of craft beer and live music.

Rugged Fall Style

A mix of edgy pieces — like the Roark Revival denim jacket — and classic offerings, like a rugged henley.

The Jacket: Roark Revival HWY 41 Denim Jacket, $79.98 — As discussed above, the affordably priced, well-crafted and uniquely edgy Roark Revival HWY 41 Jacket is the unexpected fall layering piece you didn’t know you needed — until now.

The Henley: Taylor Stitch Mercerized Merino Henley, $98 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post— When is it worth it to pay nearly $100 for a henley? When that rugged henley is made by Taylor Stitch.

The Pants: Original Penguin P55 Brushed Cotton 5-Pocket Pant, $89 — Want to shake things up from your typical rotation of slim blue denim  this fall? Reach for a pair of tailored cotton 5-pocket pants for a bit of high-low style.

The Boots: Hudson Shoes Corelli Suede Dip Dye Boots, $198 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)  — Want a pair of footwear that’s going to fit right in with the rock n’roll vibes of this ensemble? Suede chukka boots are going to be your best bet — Hudson Shoes knocked it out of the park with the Corelli Suede Dip Dye Boots.

The Socks: Arvin Goods Crew Socks (Three-pack), $30 — Sustainably made, understated socks are what Arvin Goods excels at making — these stylish crew socks fit the bill nicely.

The Belt: Sturdy Brothers Everyday Belt in Natural, $80 — Don’t forget about the small style details. Particularly when your outfit is packed with rugged basics, your belt should fall in that same category aesthetically. Sturdy Brothers gets it right with the Everyday Belt.

The Watch: Szanto Aviator Automatic Watch — $289 — Rugged good looks, tough durability and a subtly stylish design make the Szanto Aviator Automatic Watch the right timepiece to offset this outfit.

The Grooming Essential: Blind Barber 60 Proof Hair Wax, $18 — What if I told you for under $20, you could get a true men’s grooming essential to help complement this sharp look? Easy choice, right?

When the foundation of your outfit is the rugged, edgy and unique Roark Revival HWY 41 Jacket, it makes filling in the pieces around it pretty easy. And when those pieces happen to include a mix of high-low style essentials like brushed cotton pants and a rugged striped henley? Well, the only question now is where that outfit can take you.   Stylish, sharp footwear like the  Corelli Suede Dip Dye Boots are a great way to step into early fall thanks to their unique texture and versatility, while a tough timepiece like the Szanto Aviator Automatic Watch  is going to complement plenty of seasonally ready outfits. Remember to turn to durable, dependable brands like Sturdy Brothers to upgrade your accessories, and know that the little touches in terms of grooming (like using Baxter of California hair wax) are going to take your ensemble to the next level. So, what do you think of this #OOTD? Where would you wear the Roark Revival HWY 41 Jacket this fall? 

Thanks for reading, as always!

-Beau

See Now, Buy Now: Rancourt & Co. 4-Season Ranger Moc

The Natural Chromexcel take on the 4-Season Ranger Moc — exceedingly ready for early fall, ehh?

As we draw slightly, slightly closer to September in our See Now, Buy Now series here at The Style Guide, it’s time to turn our attention toward menswear staples that can help you step out of your classic summer sneakers and into gear that’s just a bit more transition-friendly. It’s a tall task, seeing as we’ve all grown accustomed to summer’s laidback, breezy style — yet, we’ll do our best to find some helpful #menswear to get the job done. So, we’re talking gear that’s a bit tougher and more regard, for starters.

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The Carolina Brown 4-Season Ranger Moc, a shoe with vintage roots and durable construction.

And in that regard, I think there’s one casual, rugged shoe that you can reliably reach for from now and into … October. Yep, October. And that shoe would have to be the Rancourt & Co. 4-Season Ranger Moc, an exclusive Rancourt & Co. offering available for a short time only via my pals at Huckberry.  Available in two beautiful shades of leather — including Carolina Brown as seen above — the 4-Season Ranger Moc is a shoe that calls to mind both preppy waterfront style and the crunch of fall leaves underfoot further inland. That versatility comes from the Rancourt & Co. signature camp moc sole set beneath a beautiful Horween leather upper, along with the pleasingly familiar camp moc silhouette. Certainly, classic suede chukkas are also a reliable choice for your feet as we start to (slowly) get ready for fall, but the 4-Season Ranger Moc has plenty going for it. And when Rancourt & Co.  says four seasons … they mean, four seasons. Crucially, the  4-Season Ranger Moc looks like that trusty pair of shoes you slip on at your cabin or over the holidays … yet you can (and should!) buy the Ranger Moc right this instant.

For starters, break them out now with a classic Oxford shirt and slim chino shorts while it’s still warm. Then — at least if I were you — I’d nod toward the coming chillier temperatures accordingly — take a casual washed hoodie and a classic men’s T-shirt and match those two up with a pair of faded, American-made denim for your next bonfire or casual weekend coffee run. And when it starts to get just even chillier, pair the 4-Season Ranger Moc with a lightweight cardigan and a rugged striped henley for early fall style. Oh, and when it comes time to pack up a stylish weekender bag for a camping trip? Easy. Just make sure you’ve got the 4-Season Ranger Moc in tow — or on your feet, better yet. Getting ready for fall? Same here. Heck, it might be as easy as snagging the 4-Season Ranger Moc right now.

What do you think of the rugged, instantly classic 4-Season Ranger Moc? Worthy of your purchase? Let me know on Twitter

Thanks for reading!

-Beau