See Now, Buy Now: Make This Everlane Chore Shirt Your Go-To Layer This Spring

Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket

A workwear-inspired shirt jacket that can go the distance this spring.

Shed those bulky layers, put away that shearling leather jacket or that suede bomber jacket, and get ready to welcome spring in style. The bells are ringing out (figuratively) as the thermostat slowly but surely climbs across much of the country, so how best to herald a new season? It’s simple, really: With one of the best men’s shirt jackets, one that happens to be durable, stylish and responsibly made — all at once. That’d be the Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket, yet another much-welcomed men’s style essential from the San Francisco-based brand. You might recall we talked about the seriously cool Everlane Sherpa Trucker Jacket for winter, so consider this a sort of antidote to cold-weather style. Now, you hopefully recall Everlane from my guide to the best gear to buy for the new year from the brand, and it’s always worth keeping an eye on the latest and greatest from California. In this case, the rugged, versatile Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket features a 100 percent cotton twill build, making it the perfect layer to throw on quickly over your favorite T-shirt or a thermal henley on a particularly breezy spring morning. That’s hardly the end of it though, folks.

SHOP: The Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket

Everlane men's shirt jacket

The second of two cool colorways in which you can score your new favorite shirt jacket for spring.

For one of the best shirt jackets for men, you’re also looking at a standout price. We’re talking $78 at Everlane, making this one of the most affordable shirt jackets on the market, too. Would you expect anything less from a brand focused on transparency and quality? Everlane famously cuts out the middleman in the process, selling picks like this rugged shirt jacket right to stylish customers like yourself.

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That makes ’em a winner in my book. Front-button chest pockets and two hip patch pockets provide that critical room for your everyday carry essentials, and it goes without saying that both the Ochre color and the handsome shade of Pine shown above will pair up nicely with everything from Everlane light wash denim to black workwear pants, T-shirts and perhaps even a classic crewneck sweatshirt if you want unique spring layering. Point being, whether you wear it as a blazer substitute on a Zoom call or throw it on to grab to-go beers, the Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket¬†is, quite simply, your go-to spring layer.

SHOP: The Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket 

See Now, Buy Now: This Everlane Fleece Denim Trucker is the Perfect Casual Winter Coat

Everlane denim jacket

A rugged, classic denim trucker jacket to wear all winter long.

Let’s get right into it today. If you read the blog, you know that San Francisco-based Everlane delivers on some of the best men’s style essentials across the board, be it a classic cardigan for men or a rugged flannel shirt. Add another item to that list today however, because the Everlane Fleece-Lined Denim Trucker Jacket is, as the headline so wisely points out, quite possibly your new favorite casual winter jacket.

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That’s a lofty title to claim, to be sure, but as with all things Everlane, it sseems to live up to that billing. Keep in mind that this rugged fleece denim jacket is nearly sold out, so you’d better act quickly if you hope to scoop it up, but know that other Everlane men’s denim jackets are just as ready for winter layering — perhaps even atop your favorite hooded sweatshirt). The point is, this classic denim jacket amps things up a notch from the typical silhouette for the winter months, what with its warm polyester fleece lining, and that makes it a worthy change of pace from, say, your classic navy peacoat from time to time.

SHOP: The Everlane Fleece-Lined Denim Trucker Jacket

Everlane denim jacket

A seriously cool, tough denim jacket to wear the rest of winter.

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The Everlane Fleece-Lined Denim Trucker Jacket is every bit as well-constructed as your standard issue denim jacket, featuring a rich blue 100 percent organic cotton exterior and classic trucker jacket styling. Contrast stitching and hardware make this jacket decidedly more casual than, say, an all-black denim jacket, but that’s not a bad thing. The warm fleece lining also means you can wear it as your sole outer layer, whereas an unlined indigo denim jacket might work more as a mid-layer (again, perhaps underneath your classic navy peacoat).

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But yet again, the Everlane Fleece-Lined Denim Trucker Jacket comes through in the clutch, giving you the kind of layering ability other jackets only dream about. Wear this atop a rugged thermal henley with black Everlane jeans and tan boots for a rugged change of pace, or go just a bit dressier by teaming the Everlane Fleece-Lined Denim Trucker Jacket with your favorite chambray shirt and grey cotton chinos. The best casual winter jackets for men have plenty of special qualities that elevate them above the everday, and this classic denim trucker jacket certainly checks all the right boxes. With that in mind, go ahead and shop accordingly, folks.

SHOP: The Everlane Fleece-Lined Denim Trucker Jacket

The List: Kick off the New Year with the Best Men’s Style Essentials at Everlane

Everlane menswear

Reliably classic, well-made,ethical men’s style staples to wear all year long.

My friends, welcome to the first edition of The List for the year 2021! It’s a pretty wild and yet welcomed year to look at on the calendar, seeing as this blog debuted all the way back in 2013. Thanks for being along for the ride! And thanks for sticking around as we talk about some of the best men’s style essentials to buy as we start a new year on the right foot. Today’s featured brand? The sustainable and ethical style purveyors at Everlane, makers of winter style essentials aplenty, from bomber jackets to Oxford shirting to weekender bags. My top picks are below — thanks for reading, happy shopping and let’s start the year right!

The Best Menswear to Buy At Everlane Right Now

Everlane Uniform Bomber Jacket — $88

Everlane Uniform Bomber Jacket

A classic and cool bomber jacket for winter layering.

Looking for one of the best bomber jackets to wear as a casual winter layer for days and weeks on end? You’ve just found it right here, and for an outstanding price. It’s also part of the Everlane Uniform Collection, a curated capsule of classic style staples.

Everlane Selvedge Slim-Fit Jeans — $88

Everlane Slim-Fit Selvedge Denim

Selvedge denim for under $100? You better believe it.

Everlane’s model of selling direct to consumers and cutting out middle layers in the process leads to essentials like some of the most affordable selvedge denim on the market. Not bad, ehh?

Everlane French Terry Crew — $54

You’ve just found your new favorite sweatshirt for plenty of casual winter style.

The amazing thing about the Everlane Uniform Collection is the fact that it offers up such great transparency (down to where pieces like this classic crewneck sweatshirt were made), plus excellent pricing. Consider this the best crewneck sweatshirt to buy now.

Everlane Organic Cotton Crew T-Shirts — 3 for $45

Everlane Organic Cotton Crew T-Shirt

An organic cotton T-shirt at a terrific price? Sign me up.

It wouldn’t be a post on Everlane without mentioning the fact that the brand makes some of the best men’s T-shirts and bundles them up for an excellent price. Make these your new casual weekend T-shirts, no questions asked (you’ve gotta love the plethora of color options, too).

Everlane Slim-Fit Japanese Oxford Shirt — $62

Everlane Uniform Oxford Shirt

A classic, easy-to-wear men’s Oxford shirt at a great price from Everlane.

Here it is, yet another stone-cold classic from Everlane and simply one of the best men’s Oxford shirts on the market (and it helps that it’s a great Oxford shirt for under $70).

Everlane Forever Sneakers in White — $58

Everlane Forever Sneakers

A highly affordable and versatile pair of men’s sneakers, a perfect way to start the new year.

Round out your sneaker rotation to start a new year with some of the most affordable men’s sneakers around. Wear this pair with, yes, some of the most affordable selvedge denim and perhaps a striped Oxford shirt if the weather gets unseasonably warm.

Everlane Heavyweight Overshirt — $78

Everlane Heavyweight Overshirt

The best overshirt to wear all winter long.

In addition to making business casual staples like the best men’s Oxford shirts, Everlane also has a knack for making rugged men’s style staples like this durable overshirt to wear atop your favorite henley. Speaking of …

Everlane Waffle-Knit Henley — $42

Everlane Waffle-Knit Henley

A rugged henley for all your winter layering needs.

Get a terrific deal on one of the best men’s henleys on the market, available in a range of colors and featuring an easy-to-layer fit. Consider it a new winter weekend layer, easily.

Everlane Slim-Fit Performance Chinos — $72

Everlane Performance Chinos

Everlane’s take on classic chinos are easy to afford and even easier to wear.

Find some of the best men’s chinos under $100 right here, right now — and now that they’re also available in a roomier Modern Fit. Everlane gets it right on all fronts when it comes to the modern man’s uniform.

Everlane Flannel Chore Jacket — $88

Everlane Flannel Chore Jacket

The perfect chore jacket to wear atop a long-sleeve T-shirt or an Oxford shirt this winter.

Winter is nothing if not the time to evaluate your outerwear game, and this rugged chore jacket is a perfect pick-up for cold winter weekend adventures.

Everlane Twill Weekender Bag — $98

Everlane Twill Weekender Bag

A tough weekender bag for under $100 is the way to go right now.

Everlane’s weekender bags were arguably what put the brand on the map as far as affordability, durability and transparency, and the Everlane Twill Weekender is just as reliable a purchase now as it was back when the brand first launched.

Everlane Cashmere Rib Beanie — $65

Before you check out at Everlane with a cart chock-full of menswear essentials, consider adding this refined beanie cap to your rotation this winter.

Fully fashioned crewneck sweater to keep you warm against the harshest winter climates.

As you can assuredly see when it comes to Everlane menswear, the proof is in the pudding as far as an outstanding combination of affordability, classic styling potential, transparency and sustainability. Consider all of those boxes checked, and then some, because the brand gets it right on all fronts, from Everlane’s weekender bags to the best men’s Oxford shirts and of course, reasonably priced accessories like a refined beanie cap. It’s all yours for the taking right now, and I can think of no better brand to buy to kick off a new year than Everlane. If you do end up stocking up on the brand, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Cheers and happy shopping!

See Now, Buy Now: This Everlane Cardigan is the Perfect Sweater for Fall and Winter

Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan

Everlane always delivers the goods when it comes to transparent, stylish menswear (and women’s wear!).

My friends, I’ll come right out and say it now: The Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan is the best men’s sweater for under $100 (or at least one of them), and now that we’ve officially hit November in earnest, I’d say that means it belongs in your wardrobe ASAP. It’s a subtly stylish and classic cardigan on the surface, one that packs in plenty of functionality and form for an agreeable price tag. As you know from reading the blog over the years (going back to 2015!), Everlane does things the right way, updating consumers on where its products are made and how they’re made, often focusing on sustainable materials like merino. Merino is a fabric that’s made from merino sheep wool, resulting in a warm and soft hand feel, and that makes it great when done up in a sweater, especially something as cool and classic as the Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan.

SHOP: The Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan 

A classic silhouette that wears well with plenty of style staples for fall and winter.

And here’s the real kicker: With the holiday season quickly approaching — even if it looks different this year than in years past — the Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan¬†is going to prove a versatile seasonal workhorse, wearable with everything from your favorite chambray shirt and dark blue denim to a crisp white Oxford shirt and tan chinos. It works for Zoom calls, distanced days in the office and naturally, some fun on fall and winter weekends. The Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan¬†offers up that crucial blend of affordability and style points that’s so tough to find these days, and that makes it a worthy addition to your seasonal wardrobe — right? 100 percent correct.

SHOP: The Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan 

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The Friday Read: New GlassesUSA Eyewear, An Everlane Cardigan & the Best Beer for Fall

Just a few of the stylish eyewear options from Champion and GlassesUSA.com for your weekend.

My friends, can you see clearly heading into the weekend? Get it? Well, your eyewear and sunglasses rotation is about to get a heck of a lot more stylish heading into Saturday and beyond, thanks to the exclusive launch of the Champion x GlassesUSA.com Collection last week. That’s right — the lauded athletic brand is teaming up with one of the best eyeglass retailers out there. You might remember GlassesUSA.com from another edition of the Friday Read covering the best blue light glasses, and this new launch is a welcome addition to the brand’s rotation of the best men’s eyeglasses out there. Consider shopping Champion x GlassesUSA to keep your eyes in fine form heading into fall, folks. So, we’ve got that out there — what else is on the rest of your fall weekend to-do list?

I’ll certainly do my best to keep you entertained and well-stocked in matters of style in today’s Friday Read, so stay tuned for more below. Perhaps you’re also of the mind to subscribe to my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief? Every Tuesday and Saturday, I send out a dispatch via Substack covering the best seasonal gear, the best craft beer and whiskey or coffee and indie rock to soundtrack your reading and shopping. Fun, right? I certainly think so, and I’d be honored if you subscribed. In the meantime, you can check out my bylines at GearMoose.com and Maxim.com, naturally. As for me, well, I’ll be checking out favorite spots like Threes Brewing in Brooklyn this weekend for safe and distanced to-go beers, and if you’ll be doing something similar, consider this a virtual toast to fall.

Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan

Possibly your new favorite cardigan? Yes, very possibly indeed.

PAIGE Cooper Shirt

Possibly the best casual shirt for fall? You decide.

Now, before we go our separate ways (at least until tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week!), let me leave you with one last essential fall buy: The FRYE Tyler Boots, as covered here on the blog, are easily some of the best men’s boots for fall, what with their rugged good looks and durability, plus plenty of seasonal style potential. Check out my post, then be sure to outfit yourself accordingly with a pair of the best fall boots, my friends. OK, that’s all I’ve got today. Stay safe out there this weekend, my friends. Cheers!

 

The Friday Read: A New Leather Flask for Fall, Filson’s Newest Jacket & Everlane’s Uniform Collection

Essential, rugged moc toe leather boots for plenty of occasions.

Let’s step into Friday the right way — with the lowdown on some of the best men’s leather boots for fall. More specifically, the exceptionally rugged and tough Quoddy Bowhunter Boots, some of the toughest and most stylish boots to wear with olive chinos (as shown above), light wash denim (yes, for fall!) or your favorite corduroy pants as we roll into another fall weekend. They’re the kind of stylish leather boots I’ll be wearing this weekend, in fact. On that note: It’s tough to believe it’s November, and even more difficult to believe … it’s been about three years since I visited my alma mater, Michigan State University in East Lansing! The time’s flown since I’ve been back, and together with some former student newspaper friends from The State News, I’ve decided it’s high time I ventured back to the Midwest for a Spartan football game, some tasty beers at HopCat, and a crucial brunch at Beggar’s Banquet — all favorite pursuits during my college days! I have a special place in my heart for the lovely MSU campus & the friendships and memories I made along the way — it’ll be wonderful to return home! There will of course be tailgating and cold beer aplenty throughout the weekend once I arrive on an early-morning flight into Detroit, and I’m also seriously looking forward to taking in some classic Michigan fall weather as my beloved Michigan State Spartans play Illinois. Naturally, I’ll be wearing some of my favorite fall style essentials along the way — what about your weekend plans? Let me know on Twitter, be sure to check out tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and kick off your weekend nice and early with today’s Friday Read. Go Green!

So, that’s the end of today’s brief-yet-hopefully enlightening Friday Read. Because weekend fun is never done, though, I’m going to leave you with my recommendation for perhaps the best fall jacket, one you can wear with ease atop your favorite Oxford shirt alongside slim faded denim. It’s a surefire combo for all your top casual fall pursuits, from apple orchard visits to brewery tours & beyond. Cheers to the weekend, my friends!

#OOTD: How to Wear Your New Favorite Vintage Sneakers for Spring

Do you have a favorite pair of sneakers in your closet? A pair of stylish sneakers to consistently turn toward in a multitude of spring style situations? Weekend brunch, brewery visits, hours-long park strolls — and of course, days at the office aplenty — can all be tackled with the stylish spring sneakers (and the #OOTD) in question. It’s all about versatility and comfort when it comes to Beckett Simonon’s Morgen Trainers, and they’re complemented handsomely by a rugged chore jacket (via Everlane), a¬†stylish denim shirt from Billy Reid and slim chinos (sold by Huckberry, of course). The building blocks here can really take you anywhere, with the ability to be mixed and matched with ease. The resulting #OOTD can go to the office on a casual Friday, or out to your favorite brewery, and essentially anywhere in between.

And the beauty of this #OOTD is that you can remove layers as needed through shifting spring weather. Specifically, the Everlane Chore Jacket (a new personal favorite) can even double as a cool blazer replacement if need be. And again, it all starts from the ground up with your new favorite pair of sneakers from Beckett Simonon. Cheers to spring!

Mixing up your spring sneakers with touches both rugged and casual — and from some of your favorite brands.

We’ve told you in the past that the best ensembles start from the ground up, right? In this case, that involves Beckett Simonon’s Morgen Trainers, a heck of a stylish, comfortable and premium pair of sneakers that tie each and every outfit together handsomely. In this case, the outfit only gets better and better the more you look at it (I think so, at least). That is to say, a rugged chore jacket from Everlane adds versatile utility and style, especially when layered over both a stylish denim shirt from Billy Reid and a¬†rugged henley from Flint and Tinder. Those three layers should have you ready for whatever comes your way this spring, from a light breeze to a sudden drop in temperature. And in matters of style, this entire combo works, too — it’s fit for a night at a gastropub or a round of beers at a brewery, or a day at the office. It’s also tied together by slim chinos that sit nicely atop the vintage trainers from Beckett Simonon— you see, it’s all tied together. It should also go without saying that the right #OOTD is also finished off with the right accessories, including a stylish leather watch and an equally stylish leather belt (both investment-level pieces in their own right). Richly crafted indigo socks from Anonymousism provide a dash of comfort and style, too. When worn all together, this #OOTD is darn near unbeatable — and again, it all comes back down to the stylish sneakers you’ve got on your feet. Happy spring, folks!

The List: All the Gear You Need to Shop During June

Best everyday carry for guys

From stylish LSTN Sound Co. headphones via Bespoke Post to a sharp Daniel Wellington watch and a handsome valet tray from Billykirk, this is the sort of gear you’ll find on The List.

As a menswear writer, I come across a fair bit of, well,¬†stuff.¬†From my personal shopping to planning out the #OOTD¬†series and Style Pick of the Week entries here at The Style Guide, it’s an ongoing endeavor to sort through different sites to find products that 1) I’d wear and 2) I think you might enjoy. That’s what it’s all about, right? With that being said, there are only so many hours in the day — and there’s only so much of my writing you likely want to read (I kid, I kid). ¬†That brings me to the real point of today’s post — we’re kicking off a brand-new series here on the blog.

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It’s called The List, and it’s simply that: A collection of intriguing finds, surprising items, stylish summer footwear, cool accessories, … anything that should be of interest to a reader like yourself, and (mostly) anything that hasn’t made it into regularly scheduled blog content. Think of it as a look at the best new gear for guys, in a way. There are no rankings or categories here — just the best o’ the best. Curated by your humble team of one, it’ll cover a pretty solid spectrum of #menswear, and I hope to keep it rolling monthly — or heck, more frequently than that. One final note — as to our other recent series, Style Guide Recommends,¬†you can look for another entry in the coming weeks. Until then, sit tight, follow me¬†on Instagram, and shop The List!

Mark Albert Classic Chelsea Boot in Dark Brown — $225

Mark Albert Chelsea Boots

Beautiful boots — stunning quality and classic looks.

Rich brown leather, Pennsylvania-made construction and a ton of durability in these stylish Chelsea boots. Buy them now, wear them now — don’t wait ’til fall.

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J. Crew Wallace and Barnes Short-Sleeve Utility Shirt — $79.50

Roll the sleeves up, add some tough selvedge denim and leather boots … presto.

The old-school look of a tough-as-nails shirt your grandfather might have worn — that means it’s perfect for this menswear moment.
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Novesta Star Master Sneakers in Eter — $59.98

Novesta sneakers

The look of a classic and the comfort of an old favorite.

A cotton canvas upper meets a natural rubber outsole and Slovakian construction — the coolest pair of sneakers you’ll buy this summer.

Everlane Cotton Crew in Dutch Blue — $16

A summer-ready color and quality make this tee one to wear with chinos & white sneakers.

In addition to the Everlane Slim Pants, you should pick up this versatile, well-made and modern-fitting tee.

Tanner Goods Record Rack — $70

Are you an audiophile? Store your records just like this.

One of the pleasures of having a record collection involves how you display them — this USA-made stainless steel apparatus is simple, crisply designed and well-made.

Timex

Areaware Bottle Axe — $17.50

Areaware

Made for cracking open plenty of bottles of beer this summer and beyond.

You’re standing around manning the grill this summer, and your buddy hands you a beer — you should open it with the Areaware Bottle Axe, right?

Bespoke Post Chill Box — $45 (When Joining Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post

Made for long days on the beach and long hikes — critical refreshment you can carry with you.

For just over $45, you get a durable cooler and two go-anywhere pils glasses — the Chill Box is a summer must-have.

Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph — $118.98

Form-Function-Form

Smart-looking, stylish and rugged — the ideal summer watch.

It’s tough to find a combo as rugged, functional and stylish as the Horween leather straps of Form-Function-Form and the rugged durability of Timex.

Well, Style Guide readers … that’s The List. ¬†Want to weigh in, or suggest gear to add? Hit me up on Twitter. We’ll see you tomorrow for our Friday Read.

-Beau

Online Shopping Picks: The Best Men’s Weekender Bags

Editor’s note: For even more online shopping picks covering everything from watches to spring and summer style, head here.

As spring rolls into summer, there’s¬†a very good chance that a lot of us are going to be hitting the road for vacation quite a bit more than during the doldrums of winter. This is¬†definitely the case for yours truly, as I just trekked down to Washington, D.C. for the weekend earlier this month, and have a few more trips in the works. While longer travels certainly require larger luggage, traveling for just a handful of days presents some style conundrums — both in matter of what to pack, and what to pack that gear in. A stylish weekender bag is going to be your best friend in these situations — most have just enough room to hold multiple pairs of shoes and multiple outfits, plus any other gear you might need.¬†And a great-looking bag is the ideal compliment to a sharp travel outfit.¬†Plus, making that upgrade from a standard gym bag or duffle is yet another step on the path that is constantly trying to improve your personal style. Heck, it’s just fun to have a bag that happens to look as good as what you’re wearing. Make packing and traveling easy with one of this site’s picks below for the best men’s weekender bags, and get to booking that flight. Let me know what you think on The Style Guide Facebook page, too!

#1. Owen & Fred Voyager Waxed Weekender — $275

A bag that's built for wear-and-tear, yet still manages to look mighty handsome.

A bag that’s built for wear-and-tear, yet still manages to look mighty handsome.

The first entry on this list is a real tried-and-true, trip-tested bag that’s made in America and built with a ton of quality. Yes, the Owen & Fred Voyager Waxed Weekender ¬†is certainly a stunner, made from Martexin Original Waxed canvas (some of the best of the best) and finished off with durable leather straps from Wickett & Craig, one of the oldest tanneries in the country. It’s beastly, stylish and built to break in over time, complete with two interior zippered pockets for extra storage. After taking it with me on my trip to Washington, D.C., I can say you’ll be very pleased with it indeed.

#2. Everlane Dipped Weekender — $115

An affordable alternative to more expensive options, with just as much style.

An affordable alternative to more expensive options, with just as much style.

Whereas the above Owen & Fred bag packs a¬† heck of a punch in both quality and price, the Everlane Dipped Weekender is a more affordable answer to the question of what you should travel with this summer. It’s made from twill and features a neat, screen-printed look that contrasts nicely with the black leather straps. Everlane has a brand really does it all now from its¬†Slim Pant to bags like these, which really put them on the map. While the price might seem at odds with the expected quality, it’s part of Everlane’s commitment to transparency, and that should work out nicely should you buy this bag.

#3. J. Crew Harwick Weekender Bag — $148

A more casual alternative from a brand that does a lot of things well.

A more casual alternative from a brand that does a lot of things well.

Just as Everlane has expanded its product categories over the years, J. Crew has continued to stick with making all sorts of stylish accessories for guys — like the Harwick Weekender Bag.¬†It’s nylon, so it’s decidedly more casual in construction and looks than the Everlane or Owen & Fred options, but the Dark Navy color should stylish and versatile for laidback weekend trips.¬†It packs in a shocking eight pockets — that’s more than tons of bags on the market, and it means all of your gear — from a classic white Oxford to your stylish dopp kit — stays separate (and clean).

#4. Wood & Faulk Grand Tourer Weekend Bag — $175

A stylish-looking offering from an under-the-radar brand.

A stylish-looking offering from an under-the-radar brand.

Have you heard of Wood & Faulk? They’re a new brand for this style writer, but given the stunning looks (and presumably, quality) of their Grand Tourer Weekend Bag, they’re worth watching. This piece is made from tough-looking waxed canvas and features leather accents from S.B. Foot Tanning Co. — the same tannery that produces leather for Red Wing Shoes. Talk about stunning quality packed into one piece. End pockets and an inner zip pocket offer additional space, and the brass hardware finishes off this bag nicely.

#5. Troubadour Fabric + Leather Weekender — $855

A pricey, minimal and super-premium weekender bag.

A pricey, minimal and super-premium weekender bag.

It wouldn’t truly be an¬†Online Shopping Picks entry if we didn’t finish things off with a stylish and yes — incredibly expensive — weekender bag. The Fabric + Leather Weekender ¬†features vegetable-tanned leather and a minimal, premium look thanks¬† to the black leather and nylon fabric accents (although the Navy, Khaki and Olive colorways look mighty nice, too). It’s an investment bag that certainly would look right at home alongside your best travel suit — if you’re the type who travels a lot for business but wants a bag that’s different than a standard rolling suitcase, this is the bag you need.
Frank & Oak
While each of the above bags are suited for different kinds of situations — particularly the Troubadour weekender — each is going to stylish and durably complement your travel ensemble and any stylish travel accessories you might be bringing with you. Maximizing a¬†great price, tough quality and handsome looks is going to be critical, too — and hopefully, do-able with any of the above picks. If you’re still searching for that perfect bag, an option from the likes of Herschel Supply Co. might¬†work well. But in the meantime, let me know on Twitter if I missed any picks or key brands!

Stay stylish and safe travels,

-Beau

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Style Pick of the Week: Everlane Cashmere Sweater

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

A luxurious update to the classic V-neck, courtesy of Everlane.

A luxurious update to the classic V-neck, courtesy of Everlane.

While I’m sure we all have our assortment of dependable V-neck and crewneck sweaters in hard-wearing fabrics, there’s something to be said for taking the time to look into — and buy, and wear — a more lux piece. It might start out as an aspirational goal, but taking a leap upward to a more premium product can definitely be worth it. That goes for something like the Zady Organic Men’s Buttondown, and it certainly carries over to another, equally transparent retailer — the good people at Everlane. The site’s product selection has long been solid (check out this 2015 piece on shopping picks from Everlane), but it’s expanded even deeper in the past few months, from the brand’s essential Slim Pant to its selection of wool overcoats. That goes double for its luxurious-looking cashmere V-neck sweaters (also available in a crewneck style). For sale in versatile colors like Navy and the unique grey-and-black Donegal blend seen at the top, plus a rich Burgundy, the brand is once again showing its knack for refining simple basics. And that’s why, maybe (just maybe), you should fork over some hard-earned cash — and if you wrote down a style resolution to cut back your clothing allowance this year, I do apologize.

A rich color from a brand normally known for its subdued palette.

A rich color from a brand normally known for its subdued palette.

Made from 100 percent Grade-A cashmere and featuring a slim fit — both details that shouldn’t be overlooked, there’s no question that this is the ultimate style upgrade as far as V-neck sweaters go. Rest assured that staple brands like Banana Republic still do excellent, and cheaper V-necks in fabrics like extra fine merino. But again — it’s always great to have one stellar item in your closet that’s a step above of the rest, one that you can reliably wear without fail. This V-neck is your answer, folks. Take the Charcoal color, for example. That piece would work quite well with some burgundy corduroys and a white Oxford for a day at the office, and you could likely layer it over a soft V-neck tee with some slim denim for a casual weekend outing. The great thing is, with Everlane’s pricing system and emphasis on transparency, you can be sure you’re getting a nice deal from a company that approaches things the right way. The good things just keep piling up — and this sweater’s certainly at the top of the heap.

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