See Now, Buy Now: Filson’s Dry Tin Pants are the Best Outdoor Pants for Fall

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Tough-as-can-be work pants from Filson – they’re the best pants for fall.

I’ll come right out and say it: The Filson Dry Tin Pants are assuredly the rugged men’s pants you need this fall, especially if your season entails everything from early morning yard work to day hikes to brewery visits (wear a mask!) and beyond. Whether you want to think of them as the best work pants for men, or as just a darn fine pair of pants for a casual fall weekend, they won’t do you wrong. Similar in nature to, say, the Taylor Stitch Chore Pants, these rugged Filson pants are a stone-cold classic from a brand that knows how to make the best workwear for men, including some of the best men’s work pants and jackets. It all starts, as you might expect, with the fabrication and construction. In the case of the best outdoor pants for fall, the secret weapon is abrasion-resistant cotton Tin Cloth fabric. This durable fabric just so happens to be ready to take on the toughest projects and gnarly conditions aplenty this fall, and the five-pocket design offers plenty of space for your everyday carry.

SHOP: The Filson Dry Tin Pants 

Filson Dry Tin Pants

Reinforced work pants for tough seasonal style.

The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants aren’t just your average pair of work pants, though. They’ve got reinforcement at key stress points, including at the rivets, plus a double-layer rear hem to stand up to tough conditions on the ground. And yet, these aren’t an overly baggy pair of work pants. The cut on these Filson pants should be a straight fit, one that’s easy to move around in on the job and yet looks put together when you head to a distillery or brewery (Filson boots afoot, of course) for post-session pint. How’s that for versatility when it comes to the best outdoor pants for fall — and beyond? If I were you, I’d team my Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants with none other than a rugged Filson henley, a waxed jacket, and yes, Filson boots. Now, get out there and get to work.

SHOP: The Filson Dry Tin Pants 

The Sunday Sale: Get This Iconic Filson Coat for More than 40 Percent Off at UNCRATE

One of the coolest and most rugged jackets for fall, on sale right now.

My friends, let’s get one thing straight. These days call for one of the best men’s jackets for fall, they call for an iconic jacket that doesn’t cut any corners, and they assuredly call out for you to pick up the Filson Mile Marker Cover Cloth Coat. It’s a jacket that almost needs no introduction, but I’ll provide one anyways. You can get it on sale for more than 40 percent off at UNCRATE, one heck of a deal when you consider it’s one of the best men’s jackets for the season. How so? Well, it’s crafted by blog favorites and Pacific Northwest heritage style purveyors Filson, meaning it’s got  more than 100 years of history going for it.

SHOP: The Filson Mile Marker Cover Cloth Coat at UNCRATE 

Your new favorite jacket for fall? Very possibly, folks.

And any time gear pops up in the seriously cool UNCRATE Surplus Shop, you know you’re getting a great deal on some of the best men’s gear anywhere around. The Filson Mile Marker Cover Cloth Coat doesn’t skimp on the details, from the use of the all-weather Cover Cloth fabric to touches like moleskin-lined pockets and durable hardware. Consider it one of the toughest jackets in your fall wardrobe, wearable with style staples like your favorite henley and a classic chambray shirt. Zippered chest and interior pockets add space for your everyday carry essentials, while the fit should definitely be quite easy to layer with no problem. And hey, once again, did I mention the Filson Mile Marker Cover Cloth Coat is on sale for more than 40 percent off at UNCRATE right now? Ladies and gentlemen, that’s the type of deal you can’t beat, and that’s why you should act now to get your new favorite jacket for fall.

SHOP: The Filson Mile Marker Cover Cloth Coat at UNCRATE 

 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

Whether you’re a skilled banjo player, an explorer or have a tendency toward days at home, this is one of the best shirt jackets for men you can buy.

When you know, you know — when you step outside on a crisp, cool fall morning, you know what lies in store: Fall adventures and of course, the need for rugged fall gear to take on the day. That, my friends, is where the Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt comes into play, one of the best shirt jackets for men this fall (and of course, well beyond). This timeless men’s shirt jacket is tough-as-nails, easy to layer, built for inclement fall weather, and made to last and last — and last. That sounds pretty ideal for the season, right? It’s built to act as a standalone outer layer, thanks to PrimaLoft insulation that’ll keep you toasty on cold fall mornings and days in the field, preferably layered atop a Filson henley. The Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt is built every bit as well as you’d expect coming from Filson, made for Pacific Northwest mornings (or days at home, upstate or in the Midwest).

When the going gets tough, you should assuredly turn toward one of the best shirt jackets for men, seeing as this particular number is made with a tough, 4oz. cotton exterior finished off with a water-resistant waxed treatment. It delivers the goods when you need it, to say the least.

SHOP: The Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

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A reliable, dependable and rugged shirt jacket for fall and winter.

One of the best men’s shirt jackets needs to step up in the clutch, and it helps if it looks darn good while doing it. The Marsh Olive color is a workhorse when it comes to pairing up with grey chore pants and tough leather work boots, yet it also looks mighty fine when worn casually (think slim indigo jeans, a thermal henley and chukka boots to grab to-go brewery beers). Consider the Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt a grab-and-go-type of jacket, one you need to wear when on the trail or camping under the stars (or again, hanging out around your bonfire). And because it’s Filson, all the details are accounted for — the snap front buttons are easy to use even while wearing, say, Filson work gloves. Although the Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt is a bit pricier than your average work shirt, it’s absolutely worth it — it’s a new everyday style staple. If you end up picking it up, let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

The List: Shop the Best Rugged New Menswear Essentials for Fall Right Now

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Rugged fall boots and gear from the likes of Filson and more awaits.

What does the above rugged Filson bag represent to you? Does it represent the impending start of fall and the promise of (socially distanced) adventures on and off the trail? I sure hope so — that’s why we’re here with another edition of The List today, after all. It’s about time you geared up for the season, so today’s post focuses on the best fall outerwear from the likes of Todd Snyder and Belstaff, plus a Buck Mason henley, a durable field watch and plenty more. All told, the best new gear for fall works as hard as you do, guaranteed.

Filson Service Boots #2 — $368

Filson Service Boots

Remarkably tough, rugged leather boots that can take a beating this fall.

Yes, that’s right. The time is now to consider picking up some of the most rugged leather boots out there. Filson, based out of the Pacific Northwest (as you know) has done a standout job making some of the best leather boots for fall, and that’s just a fact.

Filson Rugged Twill Original Briefcase — $325

Filson Rugged Twill Briefcase

One of the toughest bags for daily use that you’re apt to find.

We don’t often start out The List with two picks from the same brand, but this Filson Rugged Twill Original Briefcase is too good to pass up. It’s one of the best everyday bags around.

Luminox Atacama Field Automatic Watch — $890

A strikingly rugged, stylish field watch for fall excursions.

This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the stunning Luminox Atacama Field Automatic Watch here on the blog (and I’ve also covered it in my newsletter), and it won’t be the last. It’s one of the best field watches around, period, and it’s got rugged good looks, to boot.

Topo Designs Mountain Shirt — $89

The perfect shirt for plenty of fall layering needs.

We’ll kick things off by talking about perhaps the best men’s outdoor shirt for the season. Topo Designs excels at taking you off the trail and back into town, and the rugged Topo Designs Mountain Shirt, made from midweight twill flannel, is a fine example of how it’s done.

Master and Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones — $249

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Exceptionally well-made wireless headphones for listening to your favorite music (The National, anyone?)

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen these outstanding wireless headphones from Master & Dynamic — I’m quite literally obsessed. They’re some of the best Bluetooth headphones I’ve had the pleasure of trying, and you can even plug them into your record player to listen to your favorite vinyl. Plus, you can take 10 percent off your first purchase when you sign up to get Master & Dynamic E-mails. 

Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket — $148

Flint and Tinder shirt jacket

Layer up this tough cotton shirt jacket over your favorite henley with ease this season.

How better to accessrize your Filson Service Boots than with this rugged shirt jacket from Flint and Tinder? Made from a cotton-spandex blend to mimic old-school Chief Petty Officer’s Jackets, it’s easily one of the best men’s shirt jackets for fall.

Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Henley — $68

Buck Mason henley

The rugged henley you need this fall and winter, courtesy of Buck Mason.

Yes, we’re here once again with Buck Mason, a favorite of the blog and a brand that does a masterful job at crafting one of the best men’s henleys for fall layering. Find out why ASAP.

Belstaff Fieldmaster Jacket — $595 via Uncrate

An absurdly rugged, stylish fall jacket for men.

Today’s post, as you can imagine, has a theme, and to go with rugged fall gear from places like Uncrate, we’ve also got a particular inclination towards the best men’s fall jackets. Case in point: The exceptional Belstaff Fieldmaster Jacket, one of the best jackets for men — period.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Sweater — $198

Consider this classic merino sweater a modern upgrade to your rotation of fall sweaters, made with anti-microbial and moisture-wicking merino for perfect layering underneath your Belstaff waxed jacket.

Todd Snyder Mechanic’s Jacket in Blue — $228

Italian Mechanic Jacket in Blue

A ruggged, classic-yet-modern jacket for fall from NYC’s Todd Snyder.

Let’s keep it rolling with another rugged fall jacket, shall we? This retro-inspired jacket plays off the classic mechanic’s silhouette with versatile touches and garment-dyed fabric. It’s the best jacket for fall when it comes to casual, cool weekend mornings (and beyond).

Mott and Bow Slim Broome Denim — $128

What does every guy need in his wardrobe for fall? A pair of slim dark denim, like the Mott and Bow jeans seen here. An agreeable price for some of the best men’s jeans? Yessir.

Everlane Classic French Terry Crew — $54

A timeless French terry crewneck that’s going to look great — no matter what.

Do you sense a theme for today’s post? Consider these picks the building blocks when it comes to what to wear this fall, from slim dark denim to one of the best men’s henleys, some rugged leather boots and of course, this classic crewneck sweatshirt from Everlane.

Nomad Base Station Wireless Charging Hub — $125

Nomad wireless charging station.

A handsome way to charge your devices — wirelessly.

Let’s go back to some gear for your home for a second. For plenty of casual fall weekends, ensure you stay plugged in and charged up with this stylish wireless charging hub, ehh?

Gary Gloves Horween Horsehide Work Gloves — $150

Best work gloves for men

Ready for your next big fall project? Of course you are.

We’re getting back into the great outdoors with these rugged leather work gloves, some of the toughest gloves for fall projects that you’re apt to find. Nothing better than that.

Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket in Washed Slate Herringbone — $168

Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket

The best bomber jacket for fall? Very possibly.

If it’s a stylish bomber jacket you seek, look no further than Taylor Stitch. They’ve succeeded in making an ideal transitional jacket for this season, done up in medium-weight organic cotton for casual style atop, say, your Buck Mason henley.

Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $195

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

A rugged denim shirt made for work or play.

A longtime favorite of the blog, Billy Reid makes some of the best American menswear you’re apt to find, and he does it by dialing in the fit and fabric of classic men’s shirting and other pieces. The Billy Reid Denim Shirt just so happens to be a favorite of mine, no doubt.

FRYE Paul Lace Up Boots — $328

FRYE leather boots

Sleek, sharp leather boots to wear for dressier occasions this fall.

The ideal pairing with your Billy Reid Denim Shirt and Mott and Bow jeans? That’s quite easy, really: Make it some stylish leather boots from FRYE (consider these the antithesis of the Filson Service Boots shown above, and make sure you invest in only the best of the best when it comes to care and quality.

American Trench Silver Traveler Socks — $17.50

Silver Traveler Socks – American Trench

Simple, subtly stylish yet seriously comfortable men’s socks.

Alright, folks. What else wears better with FRYE leather boots than with American Trench socks, right? This Pennsylvania-based brand makes some of the best men’s socks out there, with plenty of comfort and quality in mind.

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants

Classically cool, easy-to-style men’s pants for fall.

The much-loved, much-lauded Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are back, this time in a slew of fall-ready colors. Some of the best everyday men’s pants to wear with darn near anything.

Matt Damon Ford v. Ferrari Sunglasses — $319 via Uncrate

The sharpest sunglasses on the block, no doubt.

Did we save the best for last? Well, you tell me. There’s no denying that Matt Damon’s sunglasses in Ford v. Ferrari were pretty darn cool, and it’s even cooler that they’re sold by the good folks at Uncrate. In fact, these Entourage 7 sunglasses could be the coolest sunglasses on the market (and yes, you’ll need ’em this fall).

Jack Rudy Old Fashioned Kit — $45

Jack Rudy Old Fashioned Kit

The easiest way to make the best Old Fashioned might lie in this kit from Huckberry.

It wouldn’t be the start of fall if you didn’t brush up on how to make an Old Fashioned. Better yet, this Old Fashioned Kit as sold by Huckberry makes it seriously cool and easy.

Good & Well Supply Company National Parks Candle Set — $72 via Cool Material

National Parks

As we move into fall, consider swinging by the Cool Material Shop to pick up an essential fall candle set. To harness the energy of the great outdoors, I can think of no better purchase than National Parks candles as sold by my friends at Cool Material.

 

If you ask me, today’s post certainly covered all the bases, several times over, when it comes to the best men’s gear for fall. From kicking it off with the covetable Luminox Atacama Field Automatic Watch and carrying right on through to essential seasonal layers like he best men’s outdoor shirt from Topo Designs, I’d say the stage was set rather nicely. It’s hard to talk about fall without talking about, say, stylish leather boots from FRYE or a classic crewneck sweatshirt from Everlane, as well. Heck, even the Old Fashioned Kit as sold by Huckberry is pretty darn essential.

If I had to pick just one favorite though, I might call out Buck Mason and the brand’s classic henley as shown above. Or those Ford v. Ferrari sunglasses. I’m not sure. I can’t fully decide. To share your top picks with me, head over to Twitter. Thanks for reading, stay safe & happy fall shopping!

See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Service Boots are the Most Rugged Fall Boots Around

Filson Service Boots

Potentially some of the best boots for fall — heck, the best men’s boots, period — that you can buy right now.

We’re about halfway through September right now — and ever closer to the first day of fall, so it’s high time you continued shopping for (and buying) a pair of the best men’s boots. Where else to go but Filson, assuredly one of the best places to get gear for men? From the Filson Summer Sale on into fall and winter with pieces like the best flannel shirt, they don’t stop — and the Filson Service Boots are as fitting an example of that as any, offering the kind of rugged durability you should certainly demand from your new favorite pair of boots.  On that note, it’s the kind of craftsmanship you’re investing in that really makes the difference (similar to Filson hand-tooled leather goods, ya dig?). But back to these boots.

The great thing is, the Filson Service Boots carry on the sort of rugged, durable-yet-stylish legacy you’d expect from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage retailer. They make gear that’s made to go off-road and into the field as readily as it can be worn on a winery or brewery tour. And my friends, you can count on the Filson Service Boots to go all of those places and plenty more this fall. The phrase “They don’t make ’em like they used to,” well, it actually doesn’t apply here — that’s because Filson has assuredly succeeded when it comes to these rugged leather boots.

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Rugged leather boots made with top-notch construction.


These plain-toe boots draw inspiration from vintage, military standard issue leather boots, featuring oiled, roughout leather construction. That provides durability and toughness when pairing your Filson boots with, say, Filson chore pants in the elements, yet the versatile profile also means these are a pair of boots you can wear with jeans, easily. The Goodyear storm-welted sole also provides additional protection from rain and debris (there’s no way for water to enter the sole), while rust-resitant hardware, triple stitching at stress points, and a Vibram outsole add maximum performance and toughness. These are some of the most durable leather boots to buy for fall, and really … would you expect anything less from Filson? I certainly wouldn’t.

SHOP: The Filson Service Boots

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Scout Shirt

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

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


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

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

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

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

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

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack Hybrid

Get out there and explore with this rugged everyday carry essential in tow.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up — one of the best everyday bags is yours for the taking, and it’s coming at you via Pacific Northwest heritage retailer Filson, makers of some of the best gear for guys (period). In fact, you can (and should) head on over to Huckberry to pick up your new favorite adventure bag — ’tis the season for socially distanced strolls and grueling (but not too grueling!) day hikes, right? Note that you can also get this rugged backpack via Filson itself — you can’t go wrong either way.  And if you’re more of a city commuter type versus one to get out and about in the backwoods, then the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid is still the absolute perfect way to go if you’re in search of one of the best everyday bags around. It’s the kind of two-for-one bag that’s tough to find these days, and it’s even tougher to find one as well-made as this Filson option. If you thought of Filson mainly as a brand to wear outdoors when it’s cold out, think again — although they make rugged winter gear like flannel shirts, the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid to me screams summer adventures. It all starts with the right construction and the right materials. For one, it helps that this tough backpack (or is it a duffel bag??) is made from tear and abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon fabric, all the better to stand up to dust, dirt and the elements on the trail.

SHOP: The Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid 

One of three excellent color options for this tough hybrid bag.

It really does get better, though — as the name would indicate, this rugged everyday bag can be carried at your side, across your shoulder or as a backpack. Name another rugged outdoor bag that just so happens to be versatile enough for the city? It’s also got enough room for your laptop via a padded interior sleeve, and a water-resistant lined section offers a place to store wet gear (maybe pack one of the best men’s swimsuits if you come across a watering hole out there?). The great thing is, this tough Filson bag doesn’t sacrifice style points, either. The Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid comes in colors like Whiskey (as shown at the top of the page), plus the equally cool-yet-rugged Otter Green shown above.

When you want to get out of town and onto the trail, lace up durable hiking boots and trail shorts, then load up this bag with your everyday carry essentials. When the situation calls for gear a little more refined (hauling extra provisions to a cookout when the time finally comes?). this Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid does the job quite nicely, too — put on your favorite henley and an expertly faded pair of slim blue denim for the occasion, then be prepared to field questions about your perfectly made bag. Sounds like a plan? Sounds like a plan.

SHOP: The Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Hybrid 

 

The Thursday Buy: Shop The Filson Summer Sale for the Best Summer Gear

Filson Summer Sale

A special shoutout on the last day of a standout summer sale.

My friends, welcome back to the blog. It’s been a busy, busy Thursday around these parts, and for good reason. This is our second edition of The Thursday Buy today — and it’s a bit different. Believe it or not, today’s a great day to check out one of the best sales for men out there, all the way over at Pacific Northwest heritage retailers Filson.

The Filson Summer Sale rolls on in fine fashion, but it won’t be around forever.  Right now, it’s perhaps the best way to get the best gear for summer, and it’s as easy as that. If you think of Filson as more of a cold-weather brand, I don’t blame you, but rest assured, they deliver on warm-weather men’s style picks, too. Rest assured, other Thursday Buy posts will stick to the usual format!

Because time is of the essence, here are a handful of favorites I’m digging below, discount included. Alternatively, you can peruse the Filson Summer Sale all on your own at this link. Happy shopping!

Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — 60% Off 

A rugged shirt for summer adventures.

The Alaskan Guide Shirt is the stuff of legend, and here, it gets a lightweight update.

Filson Outfitter T-Shirt — 55% Off

Wear this tough T-shirt all summer long.

When you want a men’s T-shirt that’s more than just a tee, you want a sturdy Filson T-shirt.

Filson Quilted Pack Vest — 50% Off 

A durable and tough-as-nails vest to have handy come fall.

Although it’s too hot out there for this waxed work vest now, it’ll come in mighty handy come fall.

Filson Scout Shirt — 65% Off 

A lightweight Filson shirt fit for off-duty hangs or rugged adventures.

Another classic Filson shirt, and the perfect lightweight shirt for summer camping and beyond. It’s available in a ton of stylish, versatile colors, too.

Filson Dry Cloth Shelter Pants — 51% Off

Tough, hard-wearing Filson pants to wear in the field or doing work at home.

When you need durable work pants to get the job done, or the toughest pants to wear on a hike, you want these Filson pants — there are limited sizes left, so act fast.

Is the Filson Summer Sale everything you thought it would be? I sure hope so. I know you’ve got shopping to do, so I’ll sign off here. Be sure to join me tomorrow for my Friday Read, and we’ll be back with our regular Sunday Sale post (covering a lauded menswear brand’s great deals!) on … yep, Sunday. Cheers to Thursday, my friends!

The Friday Read: What to Wear for Thanksgiving, Filson’s New Jacket & the Best Corduroy Blazers

This jacket is seriously tough and rugged — perfect for a winter weekend.

Given that it’s a late November weekend, it’s understandable if you’ve got rugged winter style — and holiday gift shopping, for that matter — on the brain. Case in point: Perhaps the excellent Peregrine Bexley Jacket shown above is on your shopping list (or your holiday wish list). And if you weren’t ready for winter before, I’d wager that a rugged waxed jacket is going to help get you ready in a hurry. Again, Peregrine means business — so too, should your winter style. OK, let’s get to the rest of today’s Friday Read. First and foremost, I’m excited to close out a busy week in Brooklyn, which featured a show at the excellent Elsewhere venue in Bushwick by indie rockers Wild Nothing. Yes indeed, it’ll be high time for some much-needed rest and relaxation back home, including a late fall stroll through Prospect Park and an Old Fashioned or two at my favorite bar in Brooklyn. This week was exciting in other ways, too — the lineup was announced for The National Homecoming Festival, an incredible Cincy fest put on by (and celebrating!) my very favorite band … yes, of course, The National. I went to the first edition of the festival in April 2018, and for this go-round, I already have my tickets! Needless to say … I couldn’t be more thrilled to return to Ohio next year! Will I see you there? Let me know on Twitter. In the meantime, be sure to get your weekend started on the right foot with today’s Friday Read.

  • In matters of style, first and foremost, one of the best men’s blazers can take your look from good to great, whether you pair it with your favorite henley or with a crisp Oxford shirt. And there’s something to be said for doing things a bit differently in that regard — like switching up the texture and fabric of your blazer. And on that note … I wrote about my favorite corduory blazers for The Manual, so you can dress for the season with ease.
  • I mentioned above that we’d be telling you about the best men’s winter jackets for the season here, including one from the rugged gear purveyors at Filson. Well, ladies and gentlemen … that time has come. Specifically, I covered the excellent Filson Double Mackinaw Wool Jacket over at GearMoose, and you can rest assured that it’s ready to go anywhere this season (yes, even to Thanksgiving dinner!).
  • Speaking of seasonal dressing — as in, dressing for Thanksgiving dinner — you might find this recent #OOTD covering what to wear on a chily fall day comes in mighty handy as you prep for the rest of November and December.
  • As I mentioned above, it’s been a very, very exciting week in my neck of the woods, as The National Homecoming, the second iteration of the excellent festival put on by my favorite band, returns next May. Read about this terrific festival here.

OK, before you go away for the weekend … stick around with my guide to the best new menswear for fall and winter, why don’t you? I think you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for when it comes to winter style essentials, including a tough shirt jacket, some standout whiskey for fall and winter, and rugged leather boots aplenty. That’s where your weekend should start — where will it take you? Adventure in style & thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Western Flannel Shirt

The right way to layer up for chilly fall weather, guaranteed.

It’s high time we started diving into prime Pacific Northwest gear purveyor Filson, seeing as fall is perhaps the perfect season for this lauded heritage brand. And if it’s one of the best men’s flannel shirts that you seek for the season, then you should look no further than the Filson Western Flannel Shirt, a historically inspired, tough flannel shirt that cuts no corners when you want a dependable layer for chilly weather. This flannel shirt belongs on your list of fall style essentials for plenty of reasons, the least of which being that it’s got plenty of quality and versatility in terms of its specs. That shouldn’t surprise you if you’re a fan of Filson, but it’s still impressive. Namely, the Filson Western Flannel Shirt features the look and feel of a classic Western shirt, yet it’s done up in durable cotton twill fabric for uncompromising durability.

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Yet, that cotton twill is also brushed for softness — in short, this is a classic flannel shirt that’s going to feel like you’ve had it for years … right out of the box. Bravo on that front, Filson. And the other positive? Because this durable shirt is crafted to the brand’s top-notch standards, it’s made to be worn both indoors and outdoors, in the worst weather imaginable, for years to come — it’s no joke. Snap-front pockets and button snaps make it easy to layer up underneath a tough waxed trucker jacket or atop a thermal shirt (or with all three of those pieces at once).

SHOP: The Filson Western Flannel Shirt

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Tough hardware and comfortable fabric make this Filson flannel shirt one-of-a-kind, no questions asked.

Seriously, if you want one of the best flannel shirts for men, this is the way to go — and the price ($135 via Huckberry) isn’t too shabby, either. Consider, if you will, all the ways in which you can wear this Filson flannel shirt. For instance: Layer it over your favorite henley and team it with tough chore pants when early morning yard work calls your name. Or else, if you just want a surprisingly cozy flannel shirt to wear to out for morning coffee, take the Filson Western Flannel Shirt and mash it up with expertly faded denim. Heck, you can even team up this stylish flannel shirt with a classic shawl collar cardigan and tan chinos to head to the office (just add leather chukka boots). Again, the best men’s flannel shirts (like this one!) deliver the goods in terms of dependable fall style and durability — over and over and over again. Fall is here, and it’s time to layer up accordingly with Filson.

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