The List: Keep Your Fall Rolling in Style with My Favorite Gear Picks This Week

This is the perfect denim jacket for fall — there, I went out and said it!

If ever you  thought spring and summer were really only the prime times to wear a rugged denim jacket, think again. Fall style is all about shaking up what you thought you knew, and that’s especially the case as we start to stare down winter — thus, enter the Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket and the rest of today’s picks in this new edition of The List. From cozy flannel shirts to essential craft beer gear, I think you’ll find a little bit of everything when it comes to the best fall gear picks to keep the season rolling (including — spoiler! — a look at a classic Barbour jacket). Like what you see? Head over to Twitter to let me know.

Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket — $238

A rugged, tough-as-nails trucker jacket made with upgraded denim.

If you follow this site frequently, you know we (and by we, I mean me!) love the American-made menswear being churned out by Flint and Tinder over at Huckberry. Add to that list today’s lead-off selection, the best denim trucker jacket you’re apt to find: The rugged and layering-friendly Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket. Cheers!

Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $225

Cozy, comfortable, inimitably stylish jeans from Billy Reid.

OK, so now that you’ve picked up your Flint and Tinder Defender Denim Trucker Jacket, what the heck are you going to wear it with? That’s easy. These slim moleskin jeans from America’s own Billy Reid are just the ticket.

Danner Pub Garden Boots — $189.98

Lace up these tough boots to take on the day — any day of the week, that is.

Are you feeling fully into the spirit of this season yet? Rugged leather boots from Danner — in fact, some of the best new leather boots around — are going to be a necessary and highly effective addition to your collection right this instant.

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $188

Uncompromising quality sets this Taylor Stitch jacket apart.

We’ve talked plenty in the past on the site about the rugged durability and classic styling potential of the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket, and that’s never been more relevant than with this recently launched new colorway of this rugged fall jacket. It could just be the perfect jacket for fall travel.

Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Navy — $108

Slim deep navy jeans for colorful (or cloudy) fall days.

Although we already discussed a pair of slim moleskin jeans from Billy Reid above, we’re going to dive into a more classic pair of men’s denim, this time from Mott and Bow. The rich navy color makes these jeans unique, and possibly some of the best men’s denim for fall.

Oxford Pennant “Glory Days” Banner — $88

A retro banner to liven up your home or den from Oxford Pennant.

Now, is this vintage-inspired banner from Oxford Pennant something you can physically wear for fall? No — but that doesn’t mean it won’t add some seriously cool style to your den, living room or home office. Read more about Oxford Pennant here.

Barbour Men’s Icons Durham Waxed Jacket — $545

An unequivocally classic Barbour jacket in a waxed finish.

You should surely get used to seeing multiple features on the best men’s waxed jackets on the blog this season — and this handsome, classic Barbour Icon Durham Jacket is a prime example of why you need a waxed jacket in your closet right now.

Madewell Men’s Flannel Shirt in Windowpane Plaid — $95

An utterly classic flannel shirt fit for a fall weekend (say that five times fast).

See, we mentioned that we’d be talking about things like the best men’s flannel shirts for this season, did we not? When things get chilly, grab this rugged-yet-refined flannel from the recently revamped Madewell Men’s line, then wear it with … yes, you guessed it: The best denim trucker jacket  for fall.

VAER Watches Classic Watch — $149

A tough watch made to be worn on-trail or off this fall.

The best men’s casual watches have a little bit of something for everyone, and in the caes of the VAER Watches Classic Watch, that means a sharp dial design and an outdoor adventure-minded NATO strap.

American Trench Kennedy Luxury Athletic Socks — $19.50

Tough to go wrong with stylish, American-made socks.

Let’s talk details for a second — specifically, you  need a pair of the best socks on your feet this season, and these American Trench socks are a top-notch upgrade to wear with your new favorite leather boots.

Wallace & Barnes Stretch Canvas Shirt Jacket — $198

Just the right layer for fall from Wallace & Barnes.

We’re all about tough fall layers like the best shirt jacket for the season here on the blog today — and this handsome, pleasingly rugged & throwback-inspired canvas shirt jacket from Wallace & Barnes (via J. Crew) checks all the right boxes.

Bellroy Travel Wallet — $119.95 

A finely crafted leather wallet that’ll get better with age.

OK, so we’ve covered a lot of ground today, from the perfect jacket for fall travel to some of the best men’s denim for fall. But what’s something that’s timeless, and without a season? Why, the right leather wallet for everyday use — and on that front, Bellroy has you covered with the Bellroy Travel Wallet.

Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP Wallabee Boots — $160

Fall-ready footwear in the iconic Wallabee silhouette.

Now, these Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP boots have been a very hot-seller, considering it’s a limited-edition update of the classic Wallabee boot. But if you can snag a pair elsewhere, go for it — these co-branded Wallabee boots are perfectly casual, laidback & ready for fall (especially in a rich tan suede).

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Indigo Stripe — $125

Yet anothe classic Taylor Stitch shirt for your consideration.

Yes, more Taylor Stitch menswear — and specifically, a stylish Taylor Stitch shirt sold via the brand’s high-quality, always-in-stock Essentials line. When you want to go classic-yet-casual, wear this rugged indigo shirt with slim chinos and some of the best new leather boots to the office.

Walls Outdoor Goods Canyon Vintage Lite Stretch Jac-Shirt — $79.99

A tough shirt jacket that just won’t quit when the going gets tough.

No sir, we’re not done talking about the best shirt jackets for men just quite yet. In fact, this sub-$80 shirt jacket from Walls Outdoor Goods is incredibly high-quality for the price, and made to  be layered with rugged style essentials easily. Plus, it’s lined with cotton flannel Buffalo check lining for fall-friendly style (look for more on my Instagram soon).

Fjallraven Greenland Duffel — $150

A tough, durable duffel bag for all your fall adventures.

The best men’s duffel bags offer up uncompromising quality and go-anywhere durability — that’s what makes the Fjallraven Greenland Duffel such a welcome way to close out today’s edition of The List. Load it up with your favorite fall style essentials, then hit the road. Plus, you get waterproofing wax with this classic Fjallraven duffel, too.

 

Does anybody else have a shopping cart packed full of gear right now? For me, there are several standouts on this list of the best men’s fall gear, from slim moleskin jeans by Billy Reid to functional items like the Fjallraven Greenland Duffel right on through to a vintage-inspired banner from Oxford Pennant and of course, the best denim trucker jacket around. What’s your favorite of the above? Again, head over to Twitter to let me know. OK, folks — happy fall!

The Friday Read: The Best Chore Coats, The Top Shirt Jackets for Fall & A New Beer to Enjoy Now

The best way to gear up for fall on the outerwear front? Quite possibly.

We’ll kick off today’s Friday Read in suitably rugged fashion given that we’ve moved into October — namely, you could do worse to layer up for fall than by grabbing one of the best waxed trucker jackets on the market … yes, the utterly classic Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket. It’s as good as it gets for rugged weekend adventures (and weekday commutes, too). It’s been a longtime favorite of the blog, and I’ll be wearing it the next time I’m back in Brooklyn. Reason being, I’ll be on the road this weekend heading to North Carolina for the wedding of my great college friend and former journalism colleague Mr. Dillon Davis! The wedding takes place outside Asheville in the lovely mountains of Western North Carolina — of course, I’ll be dressed in style and am even planning to break out my Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket. To follow along with my fall wedding style moves, check out my Instagram. Have any suggestions for what to see or where to go in Asheville? Let me know, as I’m looking forward to using some free time to check out the Asheville craft beer scene with another great college friend, beer writer extraordinaire Mr. Pat Evans! It’ll be a great trip and a great time to celebrate Dillon’s wedding and see so many old friends. I can’t wait! Of course, in the meantime, we’ll still have tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week incoming — and there’s still plenty to enjoy from the below men’s style reads, too. Like what you see? Thanks for stopping through!

  • As I mentioned, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover when it comes to stylish fall layers — and it’s with that approach in mind that I covered the very best chore coats from some of my favorite brands within the rugged confines of GearMoose. ‘Tis the season, after all!
  • Let’s keep it rolling with more essential fall outerwear, shall we? In this case, I also wrote about some of the best, toughest shirt jackets on the market for The Manual — within that piece, you’ll find plenty of helpful, warm and durable options from brands like Taylor Stitch & Flint and Tinder. Read on and study up!
  • We’re about more than just menswear here on the blog — if you read the site regularly, you know this to be true. So, let’s turn our attention toward a seriously fun, limited-edition beer that’ll add some refreshment and enjoyment to your craft beer rotation. That is to say, when you want to switch it up from a typical IPA or pilsner, reach for the Pulped Fiction Berliner Weisse (particularly if you  live in a  warmer climate). It’s light, refreshing and juicy — and it’s my latest beer entry for GearMoose! Bottoms up.

Alright, so we’ve talked craft beer and tough shirt jackets and the best waxed jackets aplenty — with that being said, I’ll leave you with one last roundup of the best new men’s gear for fall. There’s no time to waste, folks. Have a great weekend!

The Friday Read: The GQ for GAP Collection, Throne 2.0 and Levi’s Vintage Clothing

Editor’s note: Expect these posts once a week on Fridays — consider this a jumpstart on reading for your weekend downtime. Expect a mix of style and non-style content. For more entries, click here.  

It seems as if it was just last Friday evening and I was standing in the crowd jamming out to Lucius in Central Park — yet, here we are with a brand-new edition of the Friday Read. The past weekend — and the last few days — have been a nice introduction to fall; if you don’t have a Fall Style Wish List made yet, I’d advise you do so now.  It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, right?It’s a time for chukka boots, chambray shirts, thick cardigans — you name it, it’s nearly fair game. If I were you, I’d stick around for Monday’s post on … well, we won’t give it all away just yet. If fall travel is in the works, don’t forget that durable weekender bag. And like most weekends, I hope you’ve got your outfit for a football tailgate — seriously, it makes a difference. I’ll be cheering on my Michigan State Spartans as they take on Indiana, and I’ll be exploring the city with my good friend Ian Kullgren, himself a proud Spartan. It was nice to visit with Ian in  Washington, D.C. in May, and I expect just as great of a time checking out the city.  Everything from Central Park to favorite spots off the beaten path, like the excellent Berg’n in Brooklyn, are on the agenda. Oh, and about that football game — Go Green! Before we get to kickoff though, let’s start the weekend with the best in menswear — and keep your eye on the blog tomorrow for a special post with my friends at US Authentic; if you want to talk fall, one of the brand’s leather jackets is the way to go. (Hint: It’s part of the Style Pick of the Week series).

  • While we’re talking all things fall style, the good folks at Esquire picked out the week’s best style upgrades — you might recognize a certain shirt from a certain #OOTD published this week on the blog…
  • A standout watch is the perfect finishing touch when it comes to your ensemble, and us lucky watch aficionados might have just stumbled onto the perfect one. Throne Watches just launched the Throne 2.0, a super-clean yet classic chronograph assembled from Swiss movements. The overall look is stellar — crisp enough for dress situations, versatile enough for casual wear. Truly, you should get your hands on the Throne 2.0 soon (oh, and the sub-$600 price tag isn’t bad, either!)
  • If — like me — you’ve been eagerly perusing GAP’s site for news of the GQ for GAP Collection, you’re in for a treat! If you haven’t seen it already, that is. The new GQ for GAP Collection is live — snap it up quick. A few of those pieces, including that excellent Michael Bastian blazer, look mighty tempting.
  • Lastly in the world of new collection launches as we enter the stellar fall season, Levi’s Vintage Clothing — the premium, workwear-inspired offshoot of Levi’s — just launched a truly great seasonal offering. It’s focused in part on NYC’s hallowed 9th Street Exhibition, a downtown location that served as a backdrop through the 50s for tons of artistic expression — I’m no art history buff, but the resulting menswear is pretty neat, including some excellent 1954 501 Jeans. Good stuff!

Last but not least — one more piece of menswear for y’all:

  • Remember taking summer vacations out West, anyone? Maybe to a national park? Eddie Bauer evokes that sense of nostalgia nicely with its latest launch — a revamp of the brand’s iconic 1936 Skyliner Jacket, this time done up in reversible Pendleton wool patterns that pay tribute to the national parks. It’s a pretty neat feature, to say the least.  You can read more about it via my latest post on The Manual, and you can look for more details on the jacket in the coming weeks on my Instagram (wink, wink).

Enjoy the weekend, and follow along with all things menswear over on Twitter — ’til the Style Pick of the Week post,

-Beau