See Now, Buy Now: Gear Up and Hit the Road with Filson’s Large Rugged Duffle

Fall is a prime season for many things, chief among them gearing up in rugged fashion to hit the road in style. I’m a big fan of fall road trips through the Northeast and beyond, and if you happen to feel the same way, then I’ve got just the bag for you to shop on this crisp fall day. One of the best men’s duffle bags in question comes from Filson, the famed Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter we’ve been talking about quite a bit on the blog. It’s a legendary piece in its own right — that’d be the Filson Large Duffle — with the sort of pedigree and functionality that nearly speaks for itself (not unlike some of the best men’s wool coats from Filson, for instance).

The Filson Large Duffle carries forward the sort of utility and style you’d expect from a brand that’s been making nothing but the best outdoor gear for more than a century, with both the specs and style to live up to the name. Filson boasts that this hard-wearing duffle bag is made from industrial-strength fabric that’s been lightly waxed, all the better to stand up to rain, wind and more.

Best fall travel bag for men.

For good measure, the ridiculously well-made Filson Large Duffle features tough yet handsome bridle leather by way of reinforced handles and extra durability at key stress points. Of course, the Filson Large Duffle also boasts crucial carrying capacity for long weekends and well beyond, by way of 75 liters of volume to haul everything from Filson flannel shirts to your new favorite hiking boots.

And because it’s a famed brand we’re talking about here, the Filson Large Duffle doesn’t skimp on style points, either — note the Otter Green color, all the better to nicely complement any travel outfit, especially one featuring, say, Filson indigo denim. The next time you hit the road this fall and winter, make sure it’s the Filson Large Duffle you’re packing up.

The Thursday Buy: Gear Up for Your Next Road Trip With the Satchel & Page Leather Dopp Kit

As you plan out your last summer road trip or gear up for a fall getaway, the right everyday carry essentials can be crucial — crucial, if overlooked all the same. That’s not the case anymore with Satchel & Page, though. A longtime favorite of the blog, the brand specializes in everything from the best waxed briefcase to the most durable everyday carry bag on the market, and you can add the handsome Satchel & Page Leather Dopp Kit to that list, too.

Gone are the days of packing your toiletries in any old kit and calling it a day. The right accessories go a long way in terms of safe storage and easy packing, and the more you upgrade your travel style — say, with one of the best travel watches, for instance — the cooler you’re going to look and feel. If it sounds simple on the surface, that’s because, well, a little goes a long way, and the Satchel & Page Leather Dopp Kit drives home that point quite nicely indeed.

Best leather dopp kit for men.

It’s the kind of everyday carry essential that’s become a specialty for the heirloom-focused brand, made with fine Italian leather and fashioned with a lifetime guarantee. To say the Texas-based company has gone above and beyond with the Satchel & Page Leather Dopp Kit is an understatement. It’s even finished off with a waterproof, navy blue nylon lining for durability and a nice touch of stylish contrast.

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It doesn’t hurt that the Satchel & Page Leather Dopp Kit is perfectly compatible with any one of the best leather bags also made by the small-batch brand — add one of the best dopp kits to your rotation, and you surely won’t need any other EDC essentials for your next weekend getaway or summer vacation. And while the Satchel & Page Leather Dopp Kit is an investment at $175, it’s the sort of upgraded travel essential you can feel very good about owning — and again, that’s an understatement.

The Thursday Buy: The Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag Is Your Next Weekend Getaway Bag

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As you plan out the rest of your fast-moving summer, I’m sure you’re aware of one thing: For any adventure off the grid (or on the grid!), the right gear is critical — and hopefully, you don’t need me to tell you that Filson delivers that proper gear. The revered Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter is currently running the Filson Semi-Annual Sale, to be sure, but there’s a full-priced pick I’m offering up today: It’s the rugged, impossibly cool Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag, one of the best weekender bags on the market right now.

It’s less of a casual weekend travel bag and more a dependable bag you should take with you off the grid on camping, fishing or hiking trips, but the water-repellent exterior design of the Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag will come in handy just about any time you need it. The waxed canvas is durable and dependable, but made to get better over time, while the legendary brand has also included an interior pocket designed to hold hard-wearing outdoor gear.

Crucially, the Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag features a top-entry U-shaped zipper to provide easy access to your most critical gear off the grid. Accents like bridle leather and the webbing shoulder strap finish off the Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag in hard-wearing fashion, too. The best part about the adventure-minded Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag might be the fact that it’s priced fairly — for the quality and build, that is — at just under $400. The next time you need to load up a tough weekender bag to hit the road, make the proper pick with the Filson Oil Finish Excursion Bag.

See Now, Buy Now: The Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag is the Best Men’s Everyday Carry Bag

When it comes time to hit the road this season, you’re going to want to be prepared accordingly with the best everyday carry essentials for men, are you not? That’s probably an understatement, because if you pack up to hit the road for a winter weekend trip or even your daily commute without the right gear to carry your favorite men’s style essentials, then you could be in a world of hurt (figuratively speaking), faced with a disorganized bag and no easy access to the gear you need the most. Relief is in sight as you pack up for winter, namely in the form of the Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag, one of the very best everyday carry bags for men to shop right now. It couldn’t have hit the brand’s digital shelves at a better time, as so many of us continue to travel more frequently, and yet safely via bus and car.

In short: The next time you need to get out of town, bring along the Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag, since it’s one of the best road trip bags for men. Perhaps you’re already familiar with Texas-based, heirloom-quality Satchel & Page, seeing as the brand makes some of the best leather goods and gear on the market. If not, well, there’s no time like the present to get acquainted with a handsome and durable bag that you’ll have for years to come.

Now, the incredible thing about Satchel & Page (founded via Kickstarter less than a decade ago on the strength of one leather bag) is that they make a wide variety of the best daily bags for men, including options like a handsome and “personal item”-sized waxed canvas brief. But the Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag steps things up a notch when you need a bag that’s durable, reliable and all-out-stylish for weekend adventures. It’s made with remarkable vegetable-tanned Italian leather with a beautiful and rich finish, all the better to age over time gracefully. The Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag is then finished off with hard-wearing solid copper rivets and antique brass hardware. It’s simply one of the best everyday carry bags for men, especially to haul your gear to the office and then hit the road thereafter.

Best of all, the Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag features plenty of space for your gear, from two internal pouch pockets to a zipper interior pocket for your small EDC essentials. Yes indeed, it’s as if the brand thought of everything when designing the Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag, right down to the padded shoulder strap and airline carry-on-friendly size requirements. The beautifully designed and rugged Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag comes with a lifetime warranty, something that’s more than agreeable for the accessible $625 price tag. The next time you need a reliable bag to haul your valuables and your favorite style essentials, get the Satchel & Page Pilot’s Bag.

The Sunday Sale: Start the New Year in Style with the Best Discount Menswear at Bespoke Post

As a new year dawns and continues to roll right along, I’d wager you’re probably looking for solutions and tips on how to dress in style for a new year, right? There are plenty of the best online retailers for men that can help you upgrade your wardrobe in a hurry, and at more affordable prices than you might think. Such is the case with Bespoke Post, the NYC-based retailer that stocks and sells some of the very best menswear and gear on the market. They’re a great place for the best gifts for men, to be sure, and the Bespoke Post Sale section is an always well-stocked way to shake up your style in a hurry. Especially coming off a jam-packed holiday season, saving some dough on the best men’s style essentials is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, right? No doubt about it. Of course, you can (and should!) use the site as an essential source for the best subscription boxes for men, among other gear picks, but again, the Bespoke Post Sale section is often your best bet these days. What exactly will you find within its digital confines? I’m glad you asked.

Similar to my friends at Huckberry, another site that delivers some of the coolest gear for men, you’ll find something for everyone — truly — within Bespoke Post’s shelves. Below are a few quick highlights from yours truly.

Now, to be fair, that’s just a small cross-section of the incredible gear and the incredible discounts you’ll find within the Bespoke Post Sale section, because yet again, they’ve got something for every taste, style and budget. Here’s to starting the new year off the right way: With the best gear for men close at hand. Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

See Now, Buy Now: This Shinola Weekender Bag is the Perfect Everyday Carry for Holiday Travel

You’re no doubt familiar with Detroit-based Shinola as the brand behind some of the best men’s watches on the market, from the perfect watch for dressy occasions to one of the best men’s everyday watches, period. But if you’ve kept a close eye on the brand in recent years, you’ll know they’re so much more than that: They’ve grown into a brand that makes the best everyday carry goods, leather accessories and more, including one of the coolest weekender bags for holiday getaways (and of course, more occasions beyond just this season). Without a doubt, the Shinola Canfield Classic Holdall shakes up the traditional weekender bag formula in a way that only Shinola can, and this is a very, very good thing indeed. Named for the West Detroit neighborhood lined with stylish Victorian homes, the Shinola Canfield Classic Holdall is a bag you don’t have to think too much about buying, or about packing up when the occasion calls for hitting the road in style. It delivers in much the same way as a stylish Shinola men’s watch — reliable, refined-yet-versatile, and rugged at the same time.

The Shinola Canfield Classic Holdall is at its best in the edition featuring durable canvas and handsome Italian Vachetta leather trim, all the better to blend durability and style points. It retails for $895 at Shinola, certainly an investment but one that’ll pay off from the very first time you pack up this bag to hit the road this holiday season. After all, if the Shinola Canfield Classic Holdall becomes the only weekender bag you use, then opportunities are plentiful to get your money’s worth, right? No doubt about it.

Because it’s Shinola we’re talking about, all the details of this stylish men’s weekender bag have been taken care of, so you needn’t worry about them. Take the brass hardware, delivered with a matte nickel finish that’s not too loud or ostentatious. Then, consider the interior zip pocket (perfect for holding a classic, crisp Shinola men’s watch), not to mention the fact that the pocket itself within the Shinola Canfield Classic Holdall features space for up to a 15-inch laptop. The durable canvas can withstand long days of travel, and the Italian leather is actually going to get better and more supple the more you use this handsome weekender bag.

Now, this weekender bag might not work all that well if you’ve planned out a ton of outfits — remember though, versatility is king — or if need to pack up a suit or a blazer. Shinola has you covered there with a garment bag-duffel hybrid, but for traveling on the fly in style, the Shinola Canfield Classic Holdall delivers the goods and looks great doing it. Like any Shinola product, it’ll stand the test of time and look great all the while. If that sounds like the sort of bag to bring with you throughout holiday travel, then act accordingly now — and book tickets for that next trip! Happy shopping and safe travels, folks.

See Now, Buy Now: This Satchel & Paige Waxed Briefcase Is a New Everyday Carry Must-Have

As we all return slowly but surely to the road, be it through a fall road trip, a stint back in the office or simply a day spent out and about around town, perhaps you’ve realized your everyday carry essentials have been lacking. Particularly when it comes to staying organized in style, it can be a tall order to return to your daily routine without the right gear, and that’s where the remarkable Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief comes into play. It’s a serious upgrade to whatever bag you might be using now (unless of course, that bag is made by the heirloom leather goods purveyors at Satchel & Paige), and it’s one of the best everyday carry essentials for hauling those must-have items to the office or to a day working remotely at your favorite coffee shop (your call these days, folks). Like all bags and leather goods from the Dallas-based brand, its design is rooted in history and its modern look is rooted in functionality, form and some of the best materials you’ve seen put into a lineup of EDC goods.

It’s built with the same approach that Satchel & Paige takes with its full lineup of gear, which was first inspired by a map case used by the founder’s grandfather in World War II. Here, the Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief is also inspired by military bags and is made in Italy from remarkable materials (more on those in a second).

The Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief simply looks incredible and will only get better over time, thanks to the green 20oz. waxed waterproof canvas, which should prove burly and substantial while aging nicely (and keeping your everyday carry essentials safe, of course). It’s lined in handsome Tobacco suede and finished off on the outside with copper rivets for maximum durability at key stress points. Naturally, the exceptional Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief is certainly built to last. Vegetable-tanned French Cowhide leather should also prove thick and durable yet supple, yet retaining a slim profile that’s key to your commute, your road trip or your next flight as a carry-on.

The Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief doesn’t cut any corners, and that’s reflected in the fact that the laptop pocket in the center is strategically placed to avoid scratching your laptop. How’s that for thoughtful, well-executed design? Two exterior pockets also provide easy access to EDC goods, and the included shoulder strap makes it even easier to haul the Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief around town or across the country. What’s more, it’s polished enough to take to the office as you dress in business casual style, but it’ll look right at home with more rugged ensembles, like a flannel shirt layered over a henley with your favorite pair of jeans. Try doing that with a regular leather briefcase, ehh? Point being, the Satchel & Paige Aviator Brief is unlike anything in your everyday carry rotation, so level up and invest in the best now.

The Sunday Sale: Enter this WESN Goods Giveaway to Get the Best Everyday Carry Gear on the Market

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Welcome back to another fine edition of the Sunday Sale, where I help you dive into the best deals on the best menswear, and in this case, the best deals on the best everyday carry gear. Here’s the lowdown: If you read the blog, perhaps you’re familiar with the rugged EDC gear being made by WESN Goods, a Detroit-based brand first launched on Kickstarter and now best known for its WESN Microblade and a well-curated, well-designed offering of EDC goods for men and women. The brand’s name means “West, East South, North,” fitting for adventure-minded gear offerings. While the brand is certainly worth shopping if you need upgrades to your daily carry for yard work, road trips, camping and more, there’s an even better way to step things up with your everyday carry essentials. Now through October 29th, enter the WESN 4-Year Anniversary Giveaway for a chance to win the brand’s entire product range. What exactly does that get you? A heck of a lot, from the famed WESN Microblade to the WESN Allman Knife, a handy carabiner and more.

Click through to read more about the WESN 4-Year Anniversary Giveaway, which was designed to celebrate the brand’s inspirations, its journey from a Kickstarter campaign to a prominent Detroit brand, and much more. You can also score quite a few additional entries to the WESN 4-Year Anniversary Giveaway by reading the fine print, so to speak, but it’s worth checking out the rest of the brand’s highly durable, incredibly handsome and well-designed product assortment in the meantime. For now, enter the WESN 4-Year Anniversary Giveaway now through October 29th to give your everyday carry a serious shot in the arm. Good luck out there!

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The List: Pack Up and Hit the Road with the Best Everyday Carry Gear From Satchel & Page

I’m willing to bet you’re more than ready to pack up and hit the road again, right? Perhaps you think you’ve got your men’s style essentials all figured out, but let me be the first to tell you that your packing list isn’t complete without the right gear in which to haul, well, the rest of your gear. That’s where Satchel & Page enters the equation, makers of some of the best everyday carry gear and accessories on the market. The brand itself was inspired by founder Daniel Ralsky’s grandfather and the map case he carried through World War II (head here for a full Satchel & Page review). It’s a remarkable origin story that leads to finely crafted, durable and rugged leather goods with purpose. These are pieces to be invested in and used for years, no doubt about it. To get you started before you hit the road, check out my top picks below from Satchel & Page.

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Your summer packing list is now complete

Satchel & Page Gladstone Leather Weekender — $635

Invest in the very best with this durable, handsome leather weekender bag, the kind that gets better with age. Lined with soft tobacco suede, it’s got plenty of carrying capacity thanks to three internal pockets (one zippered). Satchel & Page calls this a “workhorse of a weekend bag,” and it’s certainly tough to argue that.

Satchel & Page 4-Way Briefcase — $435

To complement your Satchel & Page weekender, consider this multi-faceted briefcase that’s got plenty of different uses going for it. Carry it on your shoulder with the handy strap, haul it by the handles, team it with a rolling suitcase or wear it as a backpack. Note that it’s even got a laptop compartment. It’s your new go-to carry-on bag.

Satchel & Page Carryall — $625

You see, Satchel & Page really does it all, and the same approach to care and craftsmanship extends to this hard-wearing, handsome carryall bag. It features a handy quick-grab pocket and a laptop compartment, plus a durable finish thanks to antique brass hardware.

Satchel & Page Padfolio — $200

No packing list is complete without the right, well-designed and well-made everyday carry gear, and yet again, Satchel & Page excels with its lineup of small carry goods. Made to hold a letter pad and an iPad Pro, and featuring business card slots and a pen slot, it’s an effective and handy way to haul only the essentials to your next meeting.

Satchel & Page Bomber Jacket — $675

Is this technically an everyday carry essential? Not quite, but it’s worth noting that this heirloom brand makes a handsome, heritage-worthy leather jacket, one of the coolest leather jackets for men on the market. Wear it with pride, and note that you can also remove the classic shearling wool collar.

Hopefully, these stylish and extremely well-crafted everyday carry picks are enough to inspire you to pack up in style and hit the road. It’s a credit to Satchel & Page that you can get everything from a stylish leather portfolio to one of the coolest leather jackets for men, and it’s also a credit to the brand that each of these gear picks are going to last a long, long time. If you end up checking out any of these picks, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Safe travels, folks! 

See Now, Buy Now: The Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender is the Best Summer Travel Bag

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The hour draws ever closer. That is, the time to hit the road again in style with one of the best weekender bags for men will soon be upon us, and if you’ve been reading the blog, I hope you’re prepared for what lies ahead. I mean that in the best way possible — hitting the road again, even in a car or via a quick train (or bus) trip should be enjoyable and just plain fun. It’s made all the better by the most crucial ingredient of all as far as your summer travel gear is concerned:

The Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender is one of the best weekender bags on the market, ready for quick getaways and rugged adventures alike. If you’ve kept up with the blog, you also recognize Satchel & Page from a weekend style guide or two, but it’s always worth revisiting a brand making heirloom-quality leather goods of all types, including this refined leather weekender bag. Why go with a bag like this one instead of, say your tried-and-true athletic logo weekender? The proof is in the pudding, my friends, and that means this bag has plenty more style points and even more functionality than the bag you’ve been lugging to the gym — it’s made specifically for weekend getaways, season after season. It gets even better when it comes to your new favorite weekender bag, though.

SHOP: The Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender

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The list of positives about the excellent Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender goes on and on, and on. It features a lifetime warranty, for starters — the sturdy brass frame won’t give out or buckle under pressure, either. It’s also made with handsome Italian, vegetable-tanned leather, making it one of the best leather weekender bags you can possibly buy right now. Tobacco suede lining ensures your valuable gear won’t get dinged up or scuffed, and brass hardware drives home the rugged durability of this handsome leather weekender bag.


Think of it like an accessory that’s as stylish as your road trip #OOTD, and then some. Two interior pouch pockets and one zipper pocket offer crucial space for your everyday carry essentials.  The rugged Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender is, without a doubt, the kind of bag you can pack up to hit the road at a moment’s notice. And if you need to leave from the office for your weekend getaway, it helps that this bag is quite stylish, unlike a plain old gym bag. It’s an investment for the price ($625 at Satchel & Page), but it’s got dependability and serious style going for it — unlike any other weekender bag on the market. Safe travels, folks.

SHOP: The Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender