Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt

A rugged workshirt that you’ll love wearing all fall.

If you’ve swung through the digital pages of The Style Guide recently, you’re probably well-acquainted with the rugged style essentials being sold by Wellen Surf, the new in-house brand at Huckberry. There’s no wrong way to go here when it comes to the brand’s sustainable style picks, and specifically, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt — the perfect workshirt to wear all fall. That’s high praise, but Wellen can back it up. Don’t quite believe me? Step into my office and let’s dig into why this might be the best workshirt for your hard-earned cash — seriously. Like the rest of the Wellen collection, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt really all comes down to the fabric; in this case, this durable workshirt starts with the use of both organic cotton and hemp. Hemp is a sort of nature “wonder fabric,” as it adds to the health of the soil in which it’s grown — and it results in excellent products like this stylish workshirt, to boot.¬† This tough workshirt also happens to be lined in organic cotton twill Oxford fabric, adding another degree of tough functionality and style — that means you can wear it over something as simple as an indigo T-shirt or even a thermal henley. Talk about having your fall style essentials on lock, ehh?

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.SHOP: The Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt 

The right details make all the difference when it comes to the Wellen Work Shirt.

In addition to the textured fabric and functional lining, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt also provides a degree of handy utility via two front chest pockets to hold small everyday carry essentials. The fit is also a selling point you need to consider when hunting for the best men’s workshirt — this particular take on the style is trim but easy to layer, featuring gathered fabric at the back shoulders to give you full range of movement. Again, this is the right workshirt to layer atop a slim henley and pair up with rugged chore pants for your next day trip or morning outdoor project. And if you’d rather just wear the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt underneath your favorite denim jacket to grab a weekend coffee? You can (and should!) do that, too. The point is, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt checks all the right boxes when it comes to transitional fall style, from rugged layering potential to top-notch functionality. You’ll find yourself reaching for it plenty in the weeks and months to come.

SHOP: The Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt 

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The List: Wear My Picks for the Best New Men’s Gear All Fall Long

Stepping into fall the very best way possible — with a pair of the best leather boots out there from Taylor Stitch.

OK, my friends. We’re back at it today on the blog with the best new men’s gear to buy and wear all fall — truly, these are some of the best fall style essentials you can get your hands (and feet) on, and that’s just a fact. As it were, we’re stepping into the season the right way, with some of the best men’s leather boots on the planet — yes, the planet. They’re the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, and they really can’t be topped; of course, the rest of this version of The List is pretty prime, as well. Read on, and let’s get into fall.

Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in Espresso Eagle — $348

The rugged-yet-sleek boots you should wear all fall.

If you’re a fan of Taylor Stitch, you know the brand has been seriously ramping up its stylish footwear collection, including the exquisite Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, easily some of the best men’s boots you can buy for fall (and beyond). Wear these rugged leather boots as often as you can.

Flint and Tinder Light Wash Slim Jeans — $128¬†

The best men’s denim you can buy heading into fall, folks.

It’s true, we love a great pair of American-made denim, and the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are perfect when it comes to the jeans you should be wearing all fall. The mid-wash is casual and ideal as you dress for your next tailgate.

Bear Hybrid Mattress — $1,032

The best new mattress on the market? Likely! Get yours ASAP.

We’re again stepping outside the normal menswear realm here on the blog with one of the best mattresses for athletes, a unique approach that Bear has nailed. The Bear Hybrid Mattress is designed to cool your body and promote active recovery — all the more crucial after all of your fall adventures.

Howler Brothers ATX Work Pants — $99

Dependable work pants that’ll become a new fall go-to, without a doubt.

Fall is nothing if not the time to get out there and tackle yard projects & fall adventures aplenty — these rugged work pants from Howler Brothers should help you tackle whatever comes next. Pair them with the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots for off-duty style, too.

Wellen Hemp Long-Sleeve Henley — $88

You’ll find yourself wearing this stylish henley all season long.

Speaking of gear to pair up with the rugged work pants from Howler Brothers as seen above, well, this classic henley might just be the ticket. This isn’t the last you’ll see from Wellen in today’s post, either.

Yogi Lawson Suede Moccasins — $190

When you don’t feel like wearing leather boots, lace up these suede moccasins.

For perfect fall style, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of moccasins — especially one done up in rich suede, perfect to wear with olive chinos and a classic Oxford shirt for easygoing office (or weekend) style.

Armogan Syracuse Watch — $265

The sleek dress watch to upgrade your office style this fall.

We’ve been talking about lots of rugged gear in today’s post, so it’s only fitting that we’re turning now toward a stylish dress watch from Armogan — hey, a guy’s gotta switch it up from time to time.

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover 43-Liter Bag — $185

Grab this durable backpack and hit the road this fall.

Alright, back to rugged fall gear, OK? The Mystery Ranch Mission Rover is a no-holds-barred, full-on tough travel bag to carry your gear this fall — and that’s all there is to it.

Helm Boots Muller Boots — $345.98

Lace up these tough leather boots whenever you need to this fall.

Make no mistake, we’ve featured the Helm Muller Boots on the blog before, and they’re back again as perhaps the perfect boots for fall, all owing to the rugged construction and standout styling potential. They should pair nicely with the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans, too.

Taylor Stitch Stitched Belt in Espresso Grizzly — $88

The classic leather belt that’ll perfectly complement many an ensemble.

If ever you need a stylish leather belt to complement your Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, well, let me point you toward the Taylor Stitch Stitched Belt — easy does it. It’ll pair up with your Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans, too.

Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt — $88

A workshirt made from hemp? You bet. Layer accordingly.

The ideal time to start to work a rugged workshirt into your fall rotation? Why, anytime at all — but especially right now. This tough chambray workshirt from Wellen is sustainably made and seriously perfect to wear over your favorite henley with rugged work pants from Howler Brothers.

Scott Reinhard Yosemite Print (Available via Huckberry) — $92.98

Capping off today’s post with stylish new artwork.

As we enter a new season, it’s surely worth evaluating your home decor — and if you prefer something with a¬† bit more rugged appeal (say, for your den or your cabin), then Scott Reinhard prints are repurposed old-school maps that provide a handsome way to take care of those home decor upgrades.

 

If you happen to have a favorite from today’s edition of The List, let me know on Twitter. In the meantime, I’ll be lusting after the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots — you really can’t go wrong! Happy fall, folks.

The Friday Read: Labor Day Weekend, The Dickies 1922 Collection & the Best New IPA to Try Now

Step into the holiday weekend in style with this perfectly rugged jacket.

You see the rugged Flint and Tinder Flight Jacket pictured above? It’s perhaps the best transitional jacket to wear right now, and it’s one heck of a style essential to have handy for Labor Day weekend (seriously, you can still order it here before you head out for the weekend!). This long weekend is a momentous and exciting one, seeing as it closes the books on summer and signals the unofficial start of fall — and with that comes plenty of seasonal style content on the site, of course.

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Before we dive right in though, I’m taking in all that the weekend has to offer in NYC. I was initially supposed to head down to sunny Florida, but over the past few days, Hurricane Dorian is on track to make the state … decidedly less sunny. My family is safe and sound in Fort Myers in the meantime, and while I keep in touch with them throughout the weekend, I’ll be enjoying the start of the Michigan State football season tonight, cold beer in hand. I also plan on making the trek out to Jersey City on Saturday to see the much-lauded live return of one of my favorite bands, Future Islands! I loved seeing them at last year’s “There’s No Leaving New York” Festival in NYC (featuring The National!) and this will be my first time hearing new songs they’ve got on tap! To say I’m excited to head to the excellent White Eagle Hall (and have a cold one at Jersey City craft beer establishment Pint) is an understatement. How about your weekend plans? Follow along with all the fun on my Instagram. In the meantime, here’s the Friday Read you’ve been waiting for below! Cheers.

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  • We’ve talked in the past about how difficult it can be to find the right made-in-America menswear — that’s why I’m such a fan of the Dickies 1922 Collection, a series of updated takes on the brand’s iconic silhouettes, from a tough truck driver jacket to a classic chambray shirt. Read my full overview at The Manual for more.
  • Hey, it’s the weekend — treat yourself to a cold one, will ya? And on that note, I give you perhaps the best new IPA (OK, well, one of them at least). It’s coming to you courtesy of Goose Island, and the Next Coast IPA is the right beer to add to your cooler or fridge in time for Labor Day weekend, tailgating season and beyond that.
  • For Labor Day weekend — the style moment of the hour, as it were — you’re going to want gear that’s laidback and breezy, casual yet versatile … so, kind of like this Faherty Brand poncho. It’s the perfect piece of weekend outerwear, easily paired up with slim chino shorts, white canvas sneakers and a classic white tee to head to the beach or the boardwalk. It’s an effective way to layer up when summer’s last call gets breezy, too.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

And with that, it’s time to close out summer and head into the weekend. Fear not, though — I’ve got one last suggested piece of reading for your enjoyment. I’m guessing — just a guess — that my guide as to what to wear to a bonfire could come in handy this weekend. It’s all things rugged-yet-casual, and ready for anything. Enjoy the weekend, folks!

#OOTD: How to Dress for Early Fall This Year

If it makes you jump out of your seat a bit to see the words “early fall” in a headline, know that I’m every bit as surprised by the end of summer as you. In that regard, we’ve been telling you all about the men’s style essentials to get you ready for the next¬†season across these past few weeks, and today is no different. Our #OOTD focuses on the kind of gear you’re going to want to start slowly incorporating into your fall lineup, from a vintage-inspired chambray shirt to rugged leather boots and, simply put, the perfect pants to wear for early fall. This season is all about gear that can work with you in multiple situations. That’s why (as you’ll see), we’re incorporating a heavyweight pocket tee from our pals at Filson into the mix, seeing as you can wear it on its own during the day to grab a weekend coffee, then layer it up at night to grab cocktails at that new speakeasy in town. We’re also including a tough bag for your everyday carry, not to mention one of the best men’s watches you’ll find anywhere. Jumping into fall doesn’t have to be something you do all at once — mixing and matching the kinds of pieces that work in multiple seasons (and style situations!) is the way to go. So, ideally, this post can help you start to leave summer in the rearview mirror (sadly!) and look toward a crisp, cool, fun fall. Have questions for me on fall style tips? Reach out on Twitter.

 

Pairing a classic chambray shirt with a classic summer T-shirt — and classic leather boots. Get the idea?

  • The Shirt: Dickies 1922 Chambray Shirt, $190¬†— To be sure, we’ve been recommending pieces like a classic chambray shirt a lot lately — it’s the perfect layer to take you into the early part of next month, and this Dickies 1922 shirt is based on an old archival style. Utterly classic.
  • The T-shirt: Filson 8oz. Solid Pocket Tee, $55¬†— Leave it to Filson to craft a timeless pocket tee in a substantial fabric, perfect to wear on its own or layer underneath your new favorite shirt.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98¬†— A fitting hybrid between chinos and jeans is what this time of year calls for, and these might be the perfect pants to wear for early fall (and beyond). Easy to move around in, extremely breathable & also well-made.
  • The Boots: Red Wing Heritage Rover Boots, $269.99¬†— The key to moving this outfit from summer into early fall? Rugged leather boots from Red Wing Heritage, the kind that are still lightweight and versatile enough to wear with the Proof Rover Pants.
  • The Watch: Lum-Tec M84 Automatic Watch, $1,095¬†— Yes, we’ve been featuring this rugged Lum-Tec watch a fair amount on the blog as of late, all owing to the fact that it’s simply one of the best men’s watches on the market, and perfect for this outfit.
  • The Belt: Arcade Belt Co. Norrland Woven Belt, $38¬†— Finding a functional, rugged belt is no small task, but Arcade Belt Co. comes through with one of the best men’s belts we’ve seen — this is no flimsy, thin leather belt that you’d pick up by the check-out rack at a fast-fashion shop, mind you.
  • The Everyday Brief: Boarding Pass NYC Flight Brief, $199¬†— Thinking about taking this show on the road? Even if it’s just to knock out some work at your local coffee shop, this rugged, durable & yet refined flight brief is perfect for your everyday carry.
  • The Grooming Essential: West Skincare Recovery Cream, $55 — If you’re not yet acquainted with West Skincare, consider this your introduction. This is active skincare made for guys who need active recovery, and this cream in particular is designed to hydrate and restore skin.

Now, if you’re not feeling ready for early fall yet, well, consider this a helpful guide to get started. When you start out wearing a¬†classic chambray shirt, especially the rugged Dickies vintage shirt above, you’re setting yourself up for success — it’s perfectly casual and versatile enough for summer and fall. The same can be said of the equally rugged Filson pocket tee, again the type of tee you can wear all on its own or under any shirt you’d like. Throw in quite possibly the perfect pants to wear for early fall, and you’ve got a winning base for an outfit that’s geared to sip on an Old Fashioned, crack open a cold beer or visit your local park. In fact, that’s where rugged leather boots from Red Wing Heritage can come in mighty handy — they’re extremely tough & versatile enough for multiple seasons. And when you accessorize with a rugged Lum-Tec watch, you’re keeping the outfit squarely in casual, go-anywhere territory. The only thing to do now? Grab your Boarding Pass NYC flight brief, accessorize with a functional, rugged belt and your everyday carry, then finish off your look with West Skincare’s Active Recovery Cream. OK, now who’s ready for early fall?

The List: Warm Up This Season with the Best New Men’s Gear

The jacket on the left is one of the best new men’s style essentials you can snag now … trust me on that.

Now, before we get into today’s edition of The List — covering all the best new men’s style gear to shop now, naturally — you’re probably wondering … “Who makes that gorgeous¬† bomber jacket up top?” The answer, my friends, is none other than our friend, lauded American menswear hero Mr. Todd Snyder. And it’s just one of the favorites I’ve got on my shopping list this week. What about you? Let’s get into it in 3 … 2 … 1.

Golden Bear¬†+ Todd Snyder Shearling Collar Bomber —¬†$895

One heck of a bomber jacket.

An instantly iconic jacket that’ll stand out in all the right ways this fall and winter.
Laco Paderborn Original Pilot Watch — $1,071

A stunning watch to wear for work or play this fall and winter.

Want a watch that’ll pair seamlessly with the aforementioned bomber jacket? Reach for this stylish pilot’s watch — it’s not often that we feature a truly¬†investment-level watch on the blog, but Laco has outdone themselves.¬† Beautiful.
Rancourt¬† & Co. Wolf Boots —¬†$395

Stunning fall boots (multiple colors available) for your next snowy trek.

Some of the best boots money can buy, and a favorite of the blog. Simply put, the¬†Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots¬†deserve your hard-earned cash this fall. Absolutely on any list of the best men’s winter boots, right?
Howler Brothers Harker Flannel Shirt —¬†$89

The cozy weekend flannel you didn’t know you needed, right?

Call this¬†stylish flannel shirt¬†what it is — a terrific option to have in your wardrobe in terms of color, cut and fit.
 
Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants —¬†$165

Durable construction and excellent quality overall, yes?

Classic corduroy pants from a lauded American designer? Sign me up, yessir.
 
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in 24-Month Wash —¬†$128

Perfectly broken in jeans made from exceedingly rare denim.

These hard-to-find, very covetable Taylor Stitch jeans (as¬†seen in this post here) can be scooped up for a limited time only. It’s nice to shake things up from dark denim in the fall, too.
Far Afield Wilson Long-Sleeve Shirt —¬†$120

Another pleasingly casual flannel for cold weather.

This brushed cotton flannel shirt, a favorite at Bespoke Post, should be cozy, comfortable and exceptionally warm on fall and winter weekends.
Filson Ballistic Nylon Dryden Briefcase —¬†$175

The dependable everyday bag that’s going to help you step easily into fall and winter.

Yet another rugged everyday bag from the good folks at Filson. The perfect bag for fall? And winter? Maybe, just maybe.
Chicago Comb Co. Leather Sheath —¬†$19.98

A small-but-useful everyday carry essential.

It’s the underrated style essentials that can make the biggest difference in your life — seriously. This unique leather sheath is unexpected, but pretty darn cool.
Flag and Anthem Watson Western Shirt —¬†$59.50

Going all in on stylish fall flannel shirts today.

Casual, washed for a lived-in feel, and cut in that cool way that only classic Western shirts can be — this Flag and Anthem shirt is a new personal favorite.
Aymara James Sweater — $150

The next addition to your shelf (or dresser drawer) of sweaters, folks.

The Aymara James Sweater, to me, evokes bitterly cold, snowy mornings at your cabin or lake retreat — or in the city. The point is, it’s rugged and handsome enough to wear anywhere. One of the best sweaters for winter? Maybe.
Topo Designs Classic Duffel —¬†$99.98

This weekender bag is the difference between a good trip and a great trip.

A functional, understated bag can be an underappreciated part of your lineup of fall style essentials. Not so with the Topo Designs Classic Duffel.
Alright, we’ve wrapped up this week’s edition of The List — what are you adding to your own personal wish list? I’m personally a big fan of lacing up the¬†Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots¬†and getting out there this fall and winter. Thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: Fight the Chill This Fall and Winter with this Buffalo Jackson Shirt Jacket

The exceptional shirt jacket you can layer with just about anythign this season.

Not familiar with Buffalo Jackson yet? Or the very specific brand of men’s style essentials they produce? We’re about to change all of that today on your favorite neighborhood menswear blog. Yes indeed, the Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket from¬†Buffalo Jackson¬†could just be your new go-to fall and winter weekend layer — it’s that great. For just $70, you get a shirt-jacket that blends comfort, style, rugged appeal and that distinctive blend of Southern style and Western charm that¬†Buffalo Jackson¬†does so well. It’s the same type of cotton that outdoorsmen have worn and¬† looked to for dependable performance for decades, so you can rest assured that you’re covered there. As known for its leather goods as for its equally well-crafted apparel, the¬†Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket¬†gets the job done, doubling as a mid-layer (perhaps underneath a well-tailored topcoat?) or a top layer in its own right — the¬†Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket¬†certainly would work swimmingly atop a classic chambray shirt, along with rugged dark blue denim, for a chilly early weekend morning.

And if you fancy using the¬†Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket¬†in place of a blazer atop an Oxford shirt, you can absolutely style it in that regard, too. The Wheat color in particular is a personal favorite, just as suited for wearing with the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans as it is with olive chinos and rugged brown leather boots. Front flap chest pockets add visual interest and functionality — feel free to use ’em to store your everday carry with ease.¬† At the end of the day, there’s perhaps not a better, more rugged layer — atop a henley, underneath a camel topcoat, and so on — than this stylish shirt jacket.¬†How will you be styling the¬†Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket¬†this season? Let me know on Twitter.¬†

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket

Will you look as good as this dude, or Steve McQueen, or Daniel Craig, wearing a Harrington jacket? Maybe?

When it comes to menswear essentials, there are certain critical pieces that really never go out of style. The classic Oxford shirt. Slim blue jeans. The perfect white T-shirt. And now — especially for fall and winter — the iconic Harrington jacket. And if you think you know everything there is to know about this essential piece, think again: The¬† Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket, exclusive to our friends at Huckberry, is here to shake up what you thought you knew about this style. Favored by menswear luminaries and rugged gentlemen like Mr. Steve McQueen and Mr. Daniel Craig as James Bond,¬†the iconic Harrington jacket¬†— and more specifically in the case of today’s post, the¬†Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket is a tried-and-true style that works well in inclement weather, layers up with ease, and goes with just about anything in your wardrobe — more than worthy of today’s entry as the coveted Style Pick of the Week, right? Certainly.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket via Huckberry

A handsome, rugged and stylish jacket. Perfect, right?

In the case of the¬†Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket, it starts with the cotton-nylon shell, made to ward off weather and layer up over a rugged crewneck sweater or a classic chambray shirt. The beauty of the classic Harrington jacket is in its versatility — the style is laidback enough to wear with something like a rugged henley, and yet it looks equally sharp atop a slim dress shirt or an essential Oxford shirt. And of course, the¬†Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket¬†is among the finest options you’ve got on the market for a classic style that works any day of the week. The custom Taylor Stitch print on the interior lining — 100 percent cotton, mind you — offers extra warmth in the fall chill, while the corduroy-lined collar calls back to classic field jackets. The stand-up collar is also another signifier of a¬†classic Harrington jacket, which makes it an easy and polished option to wear for all manner of style situations — including fall and winter travel, or a laidback weekend coffee run. The¬†Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket¬†is every bit as stylish and versatile as the rest of the brand’s gear — it even features handwarmer pockets, making it more hard-wearing than other, more lightweight Harrington jackets. What could be better than that? Well, if you’ve made it this far, then it’s worth pointing out that the handsome¬†Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket¬†will set you back just $149.98. Yep. Under $150 for a stylish fall jacket that wears easily with your favorite men’s style essentials, from dark denim to flannel shirting to rugged leather boots. The point is this: The¬†classic Harrington jacket¬†is a seasonal style must-have. And the¬†Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket¬†is the one to buy. Bingo!

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket via Huckberry