#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Your New Favorite Boots for Spring

My friends, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be mighty hesitant to stow away your favorite boots, even as spring weather starts to roll through town in earnest. But that’s where today’s #OOTD comes into play, because we’re going to talk all about how you can keep wearing your new favorite boots, even through the balmy days of spring. It all starts, naturally, with finding the right pair of boots.

They’ve got to be lightweight yet durable, they’ve got to be able to handle the demands of spring weather and spring pursuits — from casual days at that reopened office to afternoons hanging out at your favorite brewery — and they’ve got to pack in a lot of bang for your buck. As you’ll see below, the best boots for men are coming at you courtesy of Huckberry and the brand’s recently launched line of workwear-inspired boots. They’re supported, of course, by plenty of other new Huckberry essentials, and that’s a great thing for you indeed. We’re talking the best henley for men, plus some classic selvage jeans and an investment-level watch. I don’t want to spoil the rest of it, but believe me when I say it’s going to look great and perform quite well for you this season (to say the very least). Lace ’em up and let’s get to work.

  • The Boots: Rhodes Footwear Bozeman Boots, $265 — Let’s build this #OOTD from the ground up with the best boots for men this season. These workwear-inspired boots are rugged, durable and yet built on a lightweight wedge outsole.
  • The Henley: Marine Layer Lightweight Henley, $68 –The key with this rugged and functional ensemble is the right supporting pieces, like the best henley for men, done up in a lightweight fabric.
  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Jacket, $178 — This Flint and Tinder trucker jacket is a stone-cold classic, and now it’s done up with unlined construction. Call it one of the best spring jackets for men.
  • The Spring Denim: Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim, $168 — Back at it with more gear from Flint and Tinder, this time featuring some of the best jeans for men this spring. The stretch selvage is comfortable and versatile.
  • The Watch: Alsta Superautomatic 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Watch, $2,090 — Bear with me here, because this investment-level watch is durable, incredibly well-made, and highly precise. It’s the best men’s watch for this ensemble, guaranteed.
  • The Belt: Flint and Tinder 365 Belt, $85 –Every great ensemble requires the best accessories, like one of the most dependable leather belts for men out there. And yes, it’s from Flint and Tinder.
  • The Grooming Essential: ASYSTEM Performance Skincare , $55 — Stock up on a handy trio of the best men’s grooming essentials, and reap the rewards with refreshed skin for spring.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid, $240 — Mystery Ranch makes some of the best everyday carry gear for guys, and this durable hybrid bag is made to go anywhere you go this season.

That’s going to wrap up todays #OOTDD, and quite nicely at that, right? Right. Fear not boots lovers, because you can assuredly keep wearing some of the best boots for men this spring, as long as you’ve found the right pair. And in my humble opinion, those workwear-inspired boots as shown above are going to be the right way to go, to say the very least. The ensemble gets all the better, though — it’s accented with a lightweight henley for spring layering, and not just any old henley. Again, in my opinion, the best henley for men only gets better when you pair it with one of the best spring jackets for men, a rugged trucker jacket that just improves with age. Naturally, some of the best jeans for men complement this look quite nicely and in casual-yet-rugged fashion, while an investment-level watch is the natural next step as far as your accessories are concerned. Finish it off with a leather belt from Flint and Tinder, grab some of the best everyday carry gear for guys and get ready to hit the road in style. Or rather, get to ready to get done whatever it is you need to get done. Cheers to spring!

The List: Here’s All the Best New Gear for Spring to Buy at Huckberry This Week

Huckberry new arrivals

Stock up on the season’s best new menswear and gear from Huckberry ASAP.

When it starts to really feel like spring, where do you go to stock up on new seasonal menswear favorites? I’ve got your answer today, folks. If you’ve not yet acquainted yourself with the best new gear at Huckberry right now (or in general), trust me when I say today’s guide is one heck of a way to start. The San Francisco-based retailer is a longtime favorite of mine (and it’s a shame they had to close down their NYC store!), but it’s a good thing the brand’s digital shelves are still well-stocked. I also wrote last month — twice! — about my favorite gear to buy at Huckberry, and a new week brings that to the forefront once again. So, get that credit card at the ready, start scrolling and shopping, and step into spring in style.

Flint and Tinder Surplus Collection Tee — $38¬†

Flint and Tinder Surplus Collection

Three new, military-inspired T-shirts from the in-house brand at Huckberry, all yours for the taking.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of Huckberry’s best gear without a new collection from Flint and Tinder, right? The Flint and Tinder Surplus Collection draws on military inspiration to craft durable, rugged basics like this stylish spring T-shirt. Get one in all three colors.

Relwen Windbreak Blazer — $348

Men's casual blazers

A new favorite casual blazer and travel jacket for spring. Sign me up, folks.

Is this just a casual men’s blazer? Is it a travel jacket and a wind jacket in equal measure? To all of the above: Yes, yes and yes (it won’t be the only time we mention Relwen today, either!).

Wellen Soft Jersey Buttondown — $88

Best men's long-sleeve shirts

The perfect spring buttondown shirt? You be the judge of that.

For all those times this spring when you need to put on a buttondown shirt but don’t quite feel like going with a dress shirt, get this soft, casual buttondown shirt for expert Zoom call style.

Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts — $58

Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts

Just one of the many colors available in these essential spring shorts.

It’s never too early to pick up your favorite pair of shorts for spring and summer, and the fan favorite Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts are always a wise decision. Style them accordingly, because both 7-inch and 9-inch inseams are available.

SeaVees 08/63 Hermosa Plimsoll Standard — $78

Seavees Hermosa Plimsoll Sneakers

You can’t go wrong with a low-profile pair of classic men’s sneakers for spring.

Looking for a pair of the best affordable men’s sneakers? Say, a pair of classic men’s sneakers for under $100? This pair is the way to go — wear ’em all season long.

Roark Station Canvas Jacket — $80

Best men's jackets for spring

A cool, tough and durable spring jacket.

If it’s a rugged men’s jacket for spring that you seek, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more functional or stylish than this fast-selling organic cotton canvas jacket.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $850

Men's watches at Huckberry

A new go-to everyday watch for durable and dependable style.

It’s not really quite spring if you don’t have an adventure-ready watch at the ready, is it? And this rugged stainless steel dive watch is just the ticket for all your seasonal pursuits.

Lems Shoes Boulder Boot Mid — $135

Lems Shoes Boulder Boots

Rugged mid-cut chukka boots to pair with work pants or denim this spring.

For one heck of a standout price, you can get some of the most durable men’s boots for spring, and you can wear this pair on the trail or back in town with ease and style in mind.

Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos — $98

Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos

New chinos that can go the distance this spring, from Flint and Tinder.

Want a pair of chinos you can wear with everything from those LEMS Boulder Boots to canvas sneakers? Get these Flint and Tinder chinos, and reap the rewards.

YETI Trailhead Camp Chair — $300

YETI Camp Trail Chair

A durable and modern camp chair to use all the time this season.

Spring brings with it a return to outdoor fun in a big way, and that’s where this functional outdoor camp chair comes into play. Bring it to the beach or off-road trips time and again.

Relwen Stripe Slot Polo — $98

Relwen Stripe Slot Polo

A classically made polo to wear with just about anything this season.

See, I said we’d be mentioning Relwen menswear and gear again, didn’t I? And here we are, with what could be one of the best polos for men to wear all spring and summer.

Nomad Base Station Wireless Charging Pad — $125

Nomd Base Station Wireless Charging Pad

A neat and refined way to charge your devices for the stylish man.

For an excellent price, get a stylish and functional way to charge all your devices — a very stylish way indeed. One of the perks of shopping at Huckberry? Something for everyone.

Dango Products D01 Dapper Wallet — $69

Dango Products D01 Wallet

Rugged, durable and stylish all at once — the perfect wallet to amp up your EDC.

If it’s a stylish upgrade to your wallet that you need for a new season, you’d do very well to snag this durable-yet-sharp Dango Products wallet for spring.

Veja V-10 Sneakers — $140

Veja V-10 Sneakers

An instantly cool way to shake up your sneaker game this season.

Let’s close things out on a high note with some of the coolest men’s sneakers for the season, shall we? The Veja V-10 Sneakers are an ideal way to shake up your rotation ASAP for spring and summer.

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Alright, now — how’s that for a jam-packed guide to the best spring gear for men from Huckberry? As I said above, the lauded digital retailer absolutely does have something for everyone, be it some of the coolest men’s sneaker from Veja or a a stylish upgrade to your wallet, to name but two of my favorite picks. I’m also a fan, of course, of the Flint and Tinder chinos shown above, plus the fact that you can also get a rugged stainless steel dive watch while you’re at it.¬†What’s your favorite from the below list, and what will you be buying this season? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter.¬†Happy shopping!

 

The List: Kick Off Your Year with the Best Men’s Style Essentials from Huckberry

Huckberry menswear

Walking into a new year with new gear from Huckberry.

My friends, I still can’t believe we’re nearly halfway through January — 2021, no less. How about that? Maybe you’re just ramping up your New Year’s resolutions with an eye toward improving your wardrobe. If you read the blog on the regular, you know at least one place I’m going to recommend you shop for the best men’s gear of all varieties: That’d be Huckberry, the San Francisco-based retailer known for everything from waxed trucker jackets to classic chambray shirts and beyond. Simply put, if you want to ramp things up for the new year, there’s no better place to start shopping. And to see how I style my Huckberry gear, give me a follow on Instagram. Cheers, folks!

The Best Men’s Gear To Buy for 2021 at Huckberry

Flint and Tinder Stretch Chamois Shirt — $128

Flint and Tinder Stretch Chamois Shirt

A seriously cool and rugged cotton chamois shirt for winter layering.

The Flint and Tinder line of menswear is nothing if not rugged, versatile and essential, just like this classic chamois shirt for seasonal layering.

Proof Rover Pants — $98

Proof Rover Pants

Pants that are both rugged and yet highly versatile, all at once.

You’ve assuredly read about the Proof Rover Pants here on the blog before, and they’re back with good reason. They combine the toughness of work pants with the style of five-pocket pants, meaning you can wear these for, well, work — or play — this year.

Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley — $62

Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley

The durable and classic henley you’ll want to wear all season.

Yes indeed, more Flint and Tinder menswear for all your winter layering needs. You can mix and match this rugged men’s henley with your Flint and Tinder Stretch Chamois Shirt with ease.

Relwen Quilted Tanker Jacket — $298

Relwen Quilted Tanker

A modern-yet-classic jacket you can wear with darn near anything on this list (or in your wardrobe).

Huckberry really is a one-stop shop if you want to upgrade your winter outerwear in a hurry, and what better way to do that as we start a new year than with this rugged-yet-versatile quilted jacket?

Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots with Rubber Sole — $165

Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots

The best chukka boots to buy to start the new year? Very nearly.

So you’ve got your quilted jacket, your rugged henley and your five-pocket pants — add these classic leather chukka boots into the mix for everyday style that doesn’t quit.

Lum-Tec M88 Watch — $480

Lum-Tec M88 Watch

Possibly your new favorite everyday watch, no doubt about it.

I can think of no better way to start 2020 than by picking up a versatile, rugged leather watch you can wear every day — sounds pretty great, does it not?

Flint and Tinder Wool-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $298

Flint and Tinder Wool-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Make this your new jacket for rugged daily wear this season.

You had to know this one was coming, right? The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket gets a serious upgrade with a warm wool lining — layer accordingly.

Wellen Natural Wash Check Shirt — $98

Wellen Natural Wash Check Shirt

An easygoing, versatile shirt for casual or on-duty wear.

A well-rounded wardrobe needs a variety of pieces for work and for off-duty hangs, and this stylish checked shirt can do a bit of both to start your year off right.

Flint and Tinder Slim Raw Denim — $138¬†

Flint and Tinder Slim Raw Denim

Classic dark denim you can make all your own this season.

What sort of pants are you going to wear with your stylish checked shirt, or with any of the other picks on this list? Make it some slim raw denim that you can break in across the whole year, starting right now.

Wills Classic Cashmere Crewneck — $160

Wills Cashmere Crewneck

You can wear this cashmere crewneck anywhere this season.

Huckberry really is stocked to the brim with the sort of classic men’s style picks you can mix and match with ease, like this stylish cashmere crewneck to wear all winter.

Blundstone Original 500 Boots — $190

Blundstone Original 500 Boots

A new go-to pair of tough-yet-stylish work boots for 2021.

We’ve already talked about classic leather chukka boots to add to your footwear rotation, but we haven’t talked about rugged leather work boots you can wear in the field or to grab a cold beer. Not bad at all, ehh?

Standard Issue Leather Duffel Bag — $279

Standard Issue Leather Duffel

Bring this rugged leather duffel bag anywhere you can dream up this year (fingers crossed!).

In addition to making some of the best menswear around, Huckberry also recently launched the Standard Issue line of leather goods, including this handsome leather duffel bag for you to take to the office, the gym and well beyond.

Relwen Sweater Trap Blazer — $398

Relwen Sweater Trap Blazer

A classic blazer done up in comfortable fabric for all-day style.

Let’s start to wrap things up here by talking about one of the most versatile men’s blazers on the market, a seriously rugged, and yet highly wearable, Relwen blazer. Job well-done!

Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee — $32

Forty-Five Pocket Tee

One of the best men’s T-shirts to buy right now.

Does January seem like the optimal time to buy a T-shirt? It depends on where you live, but you really can’t go wrong with stylish basics like one of the best pocket T-shirts out there.

When it comes to a site like Huckberry, it’s always remarkably tough to pick just a few top gear picks (heck, it’s tough to pick just 14, as in today’s post!). What’s your favorite new essential for the year? Are you going to stock up on something casual like one of the best pocket T-shirts , or are you going more refined with a stylish cashmere crewneck or one of the most versatile men’s blazers? Let me know on Twitter — stay stylish and let’s start the year off the right way!

The List: Here are the Best Gear Picks for the Holidays at Huckberry

One of many cool-as-can-be gifts from Huckberry to buy this season: A sharp blazer for the guy who’s big into style.

My friends, similar to what we talked about last month on the blog, I’m once again using today’s edition of The List to update you on the best gear to buy now from Huckberry. Holiday shopping season is in full force, to say the very least, so take this time to stock up on gifts and gear for your loved ones (and yourself, of course). Huckberry has you covered with uniquely curated gift guides full of the best gifts for guys, like gifts for the style icon, so you know there’s something for everyone contained herein (and it won’t be the last time we talk about the retailer this season, either). I’ve sorted through some favorites below — as ever, happy shopping and happy holidays!

Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch — $189

Huckberry x Timex Cola Sport Watch

Nothing less than one of the coolest men’s watches to buy right now.

File this handsome and eye-catching sport watch in the “gifts for the impossible to shop for” section at Huckberry, and then be sure to snap it up while it’s still available.

Wills Cable Knit Wool Sweater — $138

Wills Cable Knit Wool Sweater

A classically cool sweater to buy for yourself or the guy who simply can’t get enough of cozy winter sweaters.

Hey now, here’s another seriously cool and unique gift offering from the “gifts for the impossible to shop for” section at Huckberry, and it helps that it’s also a perfectly rugged sweater to wear on plenty of winter weekends (for you or someone else in your life).

Flint and TInder Moons Wayfarer Blazer — $298

A heritage-quality wool blazer, perfect for the guy who’s basically got everything.

Let’s shift now to the aforementioned Huckberry guide to gifts for the style icon, featuring this iconic wool blazer made from some of the best fabric on the planet. Talk about a surefire winner.

Smithey Ironware Co. No 12 Cast Iron Skillet — $200

A gift that’ll only get better with age and with each delicious dish.

Know someone who’s a budding kitchen enthusiast or experienced chef? Gift them the gift that keeps on giving via one of the best cast iron skillets out there.

Nomad Base Station Wireless Charging Hub — $125

Nomad Base Station Wireless Charging Hub

Stock up on a well-designed, tech-friendly gift for the guy on the go.

Consider this the best gift for the tech-savvy guy, or at the very least, the guy who always needs some extra juice in his devices. It helps that it’s mighty stylish to look at, too.

Flint and Tinder American-Made Flannel — $98

Flint and Tinder American-Made Flannel Shirt

Anyone out there would love this stylish flannel shirt for Christmas and beyond.

Who doesn’t love an American-made flannel shirt, right? This number from Flint and Tinder is sure to become a mighty fine and much-welcomed wardrobe addition this Christmas.

Lum-Tec M88 Watch — $575

A rugged watch that can’t be topped for standout everyday style — in this season or any other season, for that matter.

Maybe consider this more of a splurge for yourself — or for the guy who quite literally has everything — but either way, you’re getting a world-class watch at a not-so-terrible price.

Bellroy Hide and Seek RFID Wallet — $90

Bellroy RFID Wallet

A crisp and performance-minded leather wallet for the guy who could use a new one.

If you want to track down gifts under $100 at Huckberry, here’s a great place to start. Talk about a handsome wallet upgrade (with plenty of functionality built right in) for the modern man.

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $248

Flint and TInder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rugged shirt jacket for the guy who loves the great outdoors.

Yes indeed, more gear from Flint and Tinder is up for the taking, all the better when you consider that pieces like this rugged shirt jacket are perfect gifts for the outdoorsman (or the style fan, or really … anyone, for that matter).

Easymoc Moccasins — $250

Easymoc Moccasins

These classic leather moccasins are a nice way to give an easily wearable gift.

For cold winter mornings stoking the fire or putting on a pot of coffee, some of the coolest leather moccasins around are quite the fitting and memorable gift, right? Right.

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Grilling Pack — $212

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Grilling Pack

A seriously cool and delicious grilling pack for the grilling enthusiast.

Know a grillmaster or a guy who appreciates a great cut of steak? This Snake River Farms grilling pack is one of the coolest gifts you can give, in that regard.

Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $195

If you want a truly special gift that’ll be worn and enjoyed for years to come, it’s hard to go wrong with an investment-level denim shirt from Billy Reid. This number is a personal favorite of mine, and I can’t recommend it enough.

Good + Well Supply Co. Rainier Park Candle — $36

A great gift for the den or the home office, no doubt about it.

This outdoorsy candle could be a nice gift for anyone who loves getting off the beaten path, and it doesn’t hurt that it looks pretty darn cool, too.

Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chelsea Boots — $240

Red Wing Heritage

The coolest leather boots you can buy for the guy who can’t get enough of ’em this season.

Let’s close things out with one final gift for the style-minded guy, or else a perfect gift for a guy who loves leather boots: Red Wing Heritage is assuredly the right way to go.

Folks, keep in mind that you’ve still got plenty of time to shop for the best gifts for men this season, and if you start now at a spot like Huckberry, you’ll guarantee even better results when the big day comes. After all, who wouldn’t be enthused about the likes of an investment-level denim shirt from Billy Reid or any number of gifts under $100 at Huckberry, right? Throw in gifts from the “gifts for the impossible to shop for” section for good measure via the lauded retailer, and you’ve nearly got your holiday shopping all set. OK, that’s all I’ve got for now. Good luck out there!

 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater

Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck 2

A classic and cool sweater made from top-notch materials.

On the hunt for one of the best sweaters for men this holiday season (and beyond)? If you ask me, I think your search just got a little less comlicated, because the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is here to solve your winter layering problems in effective, refined and surprisingly affordable style. We’re talking about one of the best sweaters under $100 for men here (it clocks in at $98), and it’s super helpful that said sweater is sold by Huckberry. That gives it a mark of quality and a high bar to clear, but again, the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is one-of-a-kind in its own right, from the premium fabric to the no-fuss crewneck design. The crewneck design, in fact, means you can wear this refined sweater on its own atop a long-sleeve T-shirt for a more laidback look, and yet it might be at its best with a classic Oxford shirt or a warm flannel shirt for added warmth and holiday-ready style. Yes indeed, a piece like the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is subtly stylish and yet seriously cool in its own way, and that makes it a highly covetable winter wardrobe addition.

SHOP: The Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater 

One of three versatile colorways in which you can snag your new favorite sweater.

As mentioned above, it helps that this versatile sweater comes in three highly adaptable colors, each of which could be the building block of a successful holiday ensemble. Team the Charcoal color with everything from tan chinos and an Oxford shirt to dark blue denim, brown leather chukka boots and a light blue chambray shirt underneath. Either of those looks should work swimmingly this holiday season. It’s also quite helpful that the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is made with, well, merino fabric for the ultimate in versatility. Merino regulates your temperature and acts as an anti-microbial fabric, all the better to ensure you get multiple rounds of wear out of this standout sweater. Again, you can’t top the sub-$100 price tag, either. And if I were you, I just might look to snag multiple colorways of what just might be your new favorite sweater. Who’s onboard with that? If you end up picking up this piece, let me know on Twitter.¬†

SHOP: The Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater 

The Friday Read: Todd Snyder x L.L. Bean, A Brooklyn Whiskey & Huckberry’s Best-Selling Pants

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants

Possibly your new favorite pair of pants, endlessly wearable any day of the week via Huckberry.

Well, my friends. Believe it or not, we made it, somehow, through another topsy-turvy week in these turbulent, turbulent times. Let’s try to have some fun, keep it brief, keep it light and roll on into the weekend, shall we? And what better way to do that than by refreshing your wardrobe and getting a pair of Huckberry’s best-selling pants as shown above, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants? They’re wearable in each and every season, but especially these days, when your pursuits might entail everything from a Zoom call to a quick happy hour session on a backyard patio, followed by (masked) weekend strolls aplenty. I’m a big fan of ’em, to be sure, and if you haven’t yet experienced the wonder that is the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, I’d recommend you snap up a pair or two (or three) as soon as possible. They’re available in both Slim and Straight fits, and in a range of colors, all the better to be worn on the daily.

With all that being said, we’ve got lots of ground to cover as we get closer to Thanksgiving, plus Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ll be covering Cyber Monday deals for The Manual, so rest assured that you’ll be the first to know what I’m hearing (especially if you follow me on Twitter). So, that’s where we are this fine fall weekend. The rest of your Friday Read is, as ever, all below.

L.L. Bean x Todd Snyder Promo Split

  • It’s been a big month around these parts for several reasons, of course, but on the men’s style front specifically, I had a heck of a great time covering the excellent-as-ever Todd Snyder x L.L. Bean collaboration for Maxim, featuring a deep dive into some of the coolest updates to heritage styles that I’ve seen in some time (including the above gear pick, of course). Give it a read and get ready for the rest of the best season in menswear.
  • I’ve also been busy elsewhere on the writing front, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to your new favorite whiskey, a stellar offering from Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn that I covered for GearMoose. Think old-school appeal, a very cool packaging design and great whiskey contained therein, to boot. Of course, you can get whiskey delivered to you via Drizly in just an hour, if you so please.
  • I’ve got one last endorsement for you today, and it’s a simple one. If you like your menswear with a side of equally stylish and on-trend music, plus coffee and whiskey, well, you’re in luck. This is where my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, comes into play, and you should certainly subscribe before tomorrow’s dispatch if you haven’t already. Cheers, my friends!

Folks, we’re going to wrap this one up early today in hopes of getting out the door in time for the weekend and perhaps, a stroll through Prospect Park and a stop by famed Brooklyn bar The Adirondack. Before I let you go, take a look at my guide on how to dress for a fall road trip, if that’s more your speed this weekend. As always, thanks for reading and stay safe out there!

 

The List: These are the 10 Best Essentials To Shop From Huckberry This Week

Eddie Bauer Centennial Skyliner Jacket

An unstoppable fall jacket, only available at Huckberry.

Welcome, my friends, to another edition of The List, where we’ll be doing things a little bit differently today as we kick off November in earnest. Past editions of The List have featured as many as 25 of the best men’s style picks for fall, but we’ll narrow it down a bit today to focus on the 10 best style essentials to buy right now at Huckberry.¬† Keep in mind that future editions of The List might very well focus on just one brand, too. But for now, the lauded San Francisco retailer has been a longtime favorite of the blog, and for good reason — you’re about to find out all about the must-haves from your favorite brand for November … starting … right now.

Eddie Bauer Tech Skyliner Jacket — $299

Eddie Bauer Tech Skyliner Jacket

A rugged and durable update of a classic jacket.

Yes indeed, the jacket that you see at the top of the page really is one of the best men’s jackets for fall, a play off the original Skyliner Jacket made to celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary. How cool is that, right??

Huckberry x Danner 917 Logger Boots — $230

Huckberry x Danner 917 Logger Boots

Possibly your new favorite everyday boots this fall and winter.

The folks at Huckberry and Danner have done it yet again, coming through with a rugged pair of leather hiking boots you can wear all through the rest of fall. These have proven a hot-selling pair of boots, so act quickly to snag ’em now.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket — $258

Flint and Tinder Waxed Hudson Jacket

Very possibly your new favorite jacket for fall.

For the most bang for your buck, it’s hard to beat what the good folks at Flint and Tinder bring to your fall wardrobe. This rugged waxed jacket is a tough, easy-to-layer option alongside your rugged pair of leather hiking boots.

Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans — $128¬†

Flint and TInder 1-Year Wash Jeans

Some of the best jeans for men you can buy right now, and at an agreeable price.

What could be more perfect to pair up with these rugged style essentials than some of the best men’s jeans around from Flint and Tinder? Nothing better, folks.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Henley — $98

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley

This could very well be your new favorite henley, no doubt about it.

If you want one of the best men’s henleys, look toward the Proof Merino Long-Sleeve Henley, designed to repel odor with anti-microbial properties.

Victory Sportswear Classic Runners — $220

Victory Sportswear Classic Runners

Pick up your new favorite everyday sneakers right here, right now.

There’s still plenty of time to wear the coolest men’s sneakers out there, and these Victory Sportswear Runners (exclusive to Huckberry) take the cake when it comes to casual, cool style.

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Slim Sweatpants — $120¬†

Reigning Champ Sweatpants

Get the coolest men’s sweatpants on the market for casual fall days aplenty.

If you’re anything like me, you value a mix of comfort and style when off-duty, and these Reigning Champ sweatpants provide that in spades.

Proof Strong Shirt — $128

Proof Strong Shirt

Step right up and get your new go-to shirt for fall and winter, my friends.

If you haven’t noticed, so many of these rugged Huckberry style essentials can be mixed and matched with ease, and that’s certainly the case with the Proof Strong Shirt, one of the best chambray shirts on the market.

Shinola The Guardian Watch — $675¬†

Shinola Guardian Watch

It’s official — this is your new favorite everyday watch, is it not?

In the spirit of rugged and versatile style, get the Shinola Guardian Watch, then feel free to wear it day in and day out with the rest of these rugged style staples. Right? Right.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie — $108

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie

Your new go-to weekend essential, my friends.

Last but certainly not least, let’s close things out the right way with one of the best hoodies for men, a casual style staple that Huckberry has perfected with the lauded Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it … it’s a perfect weekend layer.

Here’s the thing: When you’re dealing with a retailer like Huckberry, there’s almost no way to go wrong. Whether you want a a rugged pair of leather hiking boots or the simply excellent Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie, or even something with a bit more polish (say, the Proof Strong Shirt or the exceptional Shinola Guardian Watch, you’re never going to wrong. I say that as a longtime fan of the brand, but try out any of these pieces and I’m certain you’ll feel the same way. To let me know your favorites, be sure to get in touch on Twitter. Cheers, my friends.

The List: These Are All the Best Style and Gear Picks to Buy This Week

Try out your new favorite tee ASAP from Huckberry to keep the end of summer rolling.

As I always say, it seems time is flying by these days — mid-August, seriously? Must be time to keep stocking up on all the best new men’s gear, ehh? And what a time it is. We’re looking toward early fall, but for fighting the heat right now, you need what’s below today. We’re talking about one of the best men’s T-shirts (as shown above), plus a classic Oxford shirt, the best medium wash jeans and the best men’s shorts — among many others. Add to your wardobe ASAP. (And another note: If you like what you see, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!).

Forty Five Slub Curved Hem Tee — $32

Available in a range of colors, this is the coolest T-shirt for guys (like yourself!) right now.

Have we featured Forty Five T-shirts — some of the best men’s T-shirts around — from Huckberry before on the blog? Yes. Will this be the last time we call out one of the best T-shirts for men? No sir. This time, Huckberry has delivered a stylish slub T-shirt with a neat curved hem, and in a range of colors. Get one now: They sell fast, and they’re sure to become your new favorite T-shirt.
Buck Mason Draped Twill One-Pocket Shirt — $105

Buck Mason - Natural Draped Twill One Pocket Shirt

A breezy, stylish men’s shirt to wear right now — and any time of year.

Let’s keep things casual and cool, shall we? When you want a classic men’s shirt to wear casually, all on its own — or layered atop your new favorite T-shirt — you want this Buck Mason shirt. Start wearing it now, then keep wearing it into fall and winter.
Taylor Stitch Apr√®s Pants in Coal Double Cloth — $118

The Après Pant in Coal Double Cloth | Taylor Stitch…

Easy-going, breezy, cool-as-can-be … that’s what you get with these Taylor Stitch pants.

The best pairing with said Buck Mason shirt? That’s easy. Get these stylish casual pants from Taylor Stitch, featuring tailoring akin to the best chinos in your wardrobe, yet the fit and feel of … the best sweatpants in your wardrobe, with lightweight summer fabric to match.
Todd Snyder Cotton-Linen Surplus Shorts — $98

Casually cool, rugged men’s shorts from Todd Snyder.

We’re going to keep it casual and laidback here with these stylish shorts for summer from Todd Snyder. Available in a range of colors, the lightweight fabric makes these perfect for that summer heat wave — only the best men’s shorts will do in that case.

Huckberry Merino Wool Face Mask (Two-Pack) ‚ÄĒ $28¬†

Can’t go wrong with stylish face masks from Huckberry.

That’s right, the good folks at Huckberry are now making some of the best face masks out there. These have been a very hot seller, so hop on it if you want one of the best face masks for men (and really, anyone!) — they’re made from Huckberry’s excellent merino wool.

Mott and Bow Slim Bleecker Jeans — $96

Are these the best everyday jeans for men? Quite possibly. Try ’em and find out.

These are the best jeans to get in your closet now — a pair of medium wash jeans that work day in and day out, and with darn near anything. Kind of like the Mott and Bow Bleecker Jeans, right? Exactly.
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch — $79

MWC Classic Retro Military Watch - Cool Material

Nothing less than one of the coolest men’s watches to buy right now.

Add this rugged military watch to your list of summer adventure gear, and do so in a hurry. It’s an affordable everyday watch to stand up to the toughest of tasks while looking stylish as heck.
James Knives The County Knife — $150

The County Knife Walnut + Stainless - Cool Material

A cool pocket knife to add to your everyday carry ASAP.

Every guy needs a reliable pocket knife. Better yet, every guy needs a stylish knife like The County Knife from James Knives. Handsomely crafted, expertly made, and the best knife for your next summer adventure, in my humble opinion.
Beckett Simonon Geller Trainers — $149

Functional, stylish sneakers for men — what could be better?

What better way to embrace the rest of summer than with some of the coolest men’s sneakers around? These Beckett Simonon sneakers are as well-made as the brand’s stylish dress shoes, featuring water-repellent suede and some seriously cool color combinations.
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo — $58

Possibly the best polo for men, and at a steal of a price.

When you want to stay cool in the heat (preferably while wearing Beckett Simonon sneakers!), get one of the best polos for men from a brand you trust — that’d be Flint and Tinder, and this lightweight polo is as good as it gets.
Swag Brewery “Probably Beer” Mug — $13

Swag Brewery Probably Beer Mug

A seriously cool, fun way to enjoy your … coffee

Is this the coolest mug for your beeror your coffee? Heck, it very well could be. It certainly looks like the best way to drink beer — or again, coffee! — on your patio or out at your bonfire these days. right? Snag it now via Cool Material.
Proof Rover Pants — $98

Durable, dependable, stylish men’s pants that won’t miss a beat.

We talk a great deal about the Proof Rover Pants on the blog — they’re some of my new favorite pants, what with their rugged, performance-minded fabric and the styling potential of the best jeans, too. They’re going to be your new everyday pants, easily.
Bespoke Post Amp Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)¬†

Amp | Bespoke Post

An incredibly cool way to listen to your favorite music.

Add some style to your home audio set-up (or your on-the-go audio set-up) with the Bespoke Post Amp Box, one of the coolest-looking Bluetooth speakers your author has seen. It’s just $45 when you sign up for the monthly subscription box program from Bespoke Post.

Pendulux Altimeter Table Clock — $99.95

Altimeter Table Clock - Cool Material

You haven’t seen a clock like this before … have you?

A retro-inspired table clock is, quite simply, perhaps the coolest way to tell time that I’ve found. How you can go wrong with a vintage clock inspired by WWII fighter jets, right?
GREATS Brand Royale Blanco Gum Sneakers — $179¬†

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Classic, everyday sneakers from one of the best sneaker brands around.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you’ll know that I’m a fan of GREATS Brand, purveyors of some of the best affordable men’s sneakers. For the price tag, you’re getting some high-end sneakers made with premium materials in the GREATS Royale, folks.¬†Plus, you can get 25 percent off with the code SUNNYDAYS.¬†
Frank And Oak Stanley Good Cotton Shirt — $59.50¬†

A lightweight cotton shirt to wear with darn near anything.

Looking great in the heat has never been easier when you consider this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Canada’s Frank And Oak. Right now, you can also sign up for the Frank And Oak Style Plan — a cool monthly subscription box from our friends to the North — and get up to 20 percent off with free shipping & returns.

Billykirk No. 398 Bifold Wallet — $115

One of the best leather wallets to store your everyday essentials.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s probably high time you upgraded your leather wallet. Turn towards the best everyday carry gear from New Jersey-based Billykirk. This stylish leather wallet certainly fits the bill (pun intended).
Grayers Acme High Twist Polo — $72

Another day, another stylish polo for summer.

Head over to the Grayers New Arrivals section to check out a stylish cotton polo you can wear now, and then keep wearing into September with your favorite denim jacket. This vintage-inspired polo features a “self collar” (no buttons) for breezy, exceptional summer style.
Marine Layer Long-Sleeve Selvage Buttondown Shirt — $98

An easy-going, tough-yet-versatile men’s shirt to wear the rest of summer and into fall.

Marine Layer has succeeded in making one of the coolest new shirts to buy right now. It helps that this rugged buttondown shirt is made out of tough selvage fabric, making it the kind of stylish men’s shirt you can wear open atop your your new favorite T-shirt right now, and then layered underneath a rugged cardigan come fall and winter.
Cutwater Spirits Rum Mint Mojito — Price Varies
Cutwater Rum Mint Mojito 4-Pack
When you want a refreshing cocktail in a can, you want Cutwater Spirits — the Rum Mint Mojito is as cool, refreshing and flavorful as you could ask for this season. Thanks to the brand for letting me try out some for summer social distancing!
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots — $368

FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots

Stylish leather Chelsea boots that totally deliver for fall and winter (and right now).

Consider this another subtle reminder that although it’s August right now, fall is on the way. These stylish Chelsea boots for men from FRYE take the cake in terms of sleek boots you can wear starting now, and then into the cooler climes of the season ahead.
Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — $125

One of the toughest men’s shirts on the market.

Speaking of the best men’s essentials you can wear now, and then on into fall, the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt fits right in. Layer it atop a Filson T-shirt or wear it all on its own through August, then pair it with a Filson waxed jacket when it starts to get chilly.

Alright, my friends. Do you have favorite of the above picks? As I always say, it’s mighty tough to narrow it down when it comes to the best gear for men. For me, I’m all about the rugged versatility of the Marine Layer Selvage Buttondown shown above, perhaps when worn with the the Proof Rover Pants¬† or the best men’s shorts from designer Todd Snyder. Don’t forget, though — you’d do very well indeed to stock up on the essentials, like Huckberry Face Masks and the best everyday carry gear from Billykirk. Don’t sleep on the necessity of picking up the best affordable men’s sneakers, either. As I say, The List has something for everyone. Let me know your take over on Twitter.

Style Pick of the Week: Huckberry Combat B33 GMT Watch

An eye-catching watch with durable, tough specs and made-in-America construction.

An eye-catching watch with durable, tough specs and made-in-America construction.

Who needs a new casual watch for spring? You, my friend? Perhaps. If so, the Huckberry Combat B33 GMT Watch just might be the timepiece you’re going to want to pick up — and wear as much as you can. You might recognize it from this site’s feature on what to wear for the polar vortex, but you should absolutely consider this timepiece for the warmer spring months. That goes for all sorts of style situations, too — from dressing for a rainy spring weekend ¬†to wearing your new favorite polo in style, there’s little that this watch can’t do. And as we often talk about here on The Style Guide,¬† it’s worth paying attention to the small things — say, the type of watch you’ve got on your wrist. Finding the right casual timepiece can be somewhat tricky, especially if¬†you’re just building a watch collection.¬†If you go too far down the road in terms of a rugged, functional timepiece, you might end up with a runner’s watch —¬†to be worn only when, y’know, running.¬†And on the other hand, it’s easy to throw a lot of money out the window in a hurry if you’re after, say, a reliable dive watch like the one worn by James Bond. So, the Combat B33 GMT ¬†hits all the right marks. For starters, it’s produced exclusively by Lum-Tec for our pals at Huckberry¬† — in that regard, it’s a partnership that merges the best of high-quality production with impeccable casual style.¬†The Combat B33 GMT¬† is field-tested¬† extensively, designed in San Francisco, and packed with reliable specs that you’re going to love — I hope?

Between the NATO strap and the stainless steel case, this watch can handle quite a bit.

Between the NATO strap and the stainless steel case, this watch can handle quite a bit.

Clocking in at 43mm, the case diameter is beefy and substantial, yet not overly large. The stainless steel construction is what you want in a watch that’s going to take a beating — I’d wear this timepiece to summer music festivals, with stylish beach gear and certainly when dressing for a spring bar crawl.¬†With water resistance¬†functionality up to 650 feet, you can even take it for a¬†swim. The crisply designed face is built for more than just regular excursions, though — the GMT hand allows you to set a second time zone, and the Super-Luminova material on the Huckberry Combat B33 GMT¬†ensures you never lose sight of that dial. But again, why this particular watch if you already own a casual NATO strap watch like the Timex x Todd Snyder Mod Watch?
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Well, it definitely pays to have a well-rounded watch collection. And I’d wager that there’s not a timepiece in your arsenal that’s designed, assembled and tested in the good old U.S. of A. Plus, you’re really getting two watches for the price of one — the Combat B33 GMT comes with both a durable black slip-through¬†nylon¬†NATO strap¬†and a brown leather slip-through strap. The leather strap makes the¬†Combat B33 GMT the type of watch you could wear to the office with a slim light blue polo and classic khaki chinos for a seriously stylish Casual Friday look. Then, when it’s time to hit up happy hour, there’s no need to worry about taking off your watch as you handle a few pitchers of craft beer — ehh? If all of that sounds good to you, pick up the Huckberry Combat B33 GMT Watch and wear it with warm-weather staples like a¬† stylish short-sleeve chambray shirt and khaki shorts just as soon as you can.

Enjoy the transition to spring and have a great weekend,

-Beau

Get the Huckberry Combat B33 GMT Watch now via Huckberry.

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Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Texas Moleskin Shirt

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

Quite possibly your new favorite winter shirt ... give it a try now.

Quite possibly your new favorite winter shirt … give it a try now.

OK, ready for the first Style Pick of the Week of 2017? Better be. The fine folks at Flint and Tinder have practically become an everyday go-to on The Style Guide (and in real life) for the brand’s blend of classic style, durability, functionality and plain old utility. From the much-loved Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket¬†to the brand’s essential, comfortable Marled Henley Collection, you could practically outfit yourself head-to-toe in just F&T product. You’ll see more of this shirt in the coming weeks, but know that for now, the Flint and Tinder Texas Moleskin Shirt is another similarly versatile, excellent and well-made offering for your consideration (like, big-time consideration).¬†Let’s start with the best part — it’s constructed in Texas at a family-owned factory, so you’re supporting¬†quality production. And on the style end of the spectrum, everything’s coming up roses, too.¬†A moleskin shirt is a bit unique — and that’s a great way to switch up your wardrobe. While the fabric is typically turned into excellent trousers this time of year, it’s time to shake it up and acquaint your top half with the useful, warm and flattering Moleskin Shirt — sold by the excellent folks at Huckberry¬†, of course.

A unique color and the same great construction you've come to expect from Flint and Tinder and Huckberry.

A unique color and the same great construction you’ve come to expect from Flint and Tinder and Huckberry.

Available in a classic Navy color as seen at the top, the shirt also comes in a more unique Coffee color ¬†or a cool Grey option, each made with the best fabric, construction and fit you can buy. The Coffee shirt in particular would¬†nicely offset slim grey chinos and lighter brown boots — lest you’re wary of¬†hanging up your favorite blue shirts.¬†The fabric is, according to the brand, heavyweight, durable and tough — it’d be the perfect shirt to layer under a selvedge denim chore coat for a¬†monochromatic look,¬†or atop a long-sleeve henley for rugged style.¬† Although it’s got a classic button-down collar and chest pocket, just like your favorite Oxford, this shirt could feasibly serve as a shirt or a jacket depending on the frightful weather outside. The tailored fit should make it flattering to wear both tucked in and untucked — so you should feel free to try a bit of high-low style with rugged leather boots and perhaps … the Flint and Tinder 365 Pant? Told ya we loved us some Flint and Tinder on the blog. Of course, price should remain a consideration in any of your #menswear shopping endeavors — and for a shirt that’s USA-made, you can hardly get a better price than $89. Seriously, under $100 for a domestically made, warm, durable and versatile shirt? That’s as good as it gets when it comes to style upgrades for the new year.

How would you style the Flint and Tinder Texas Moleskin Shirt? Will it be joining your wardrobe anytime soon?
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