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 Après 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) — $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?
Beckett Simonon
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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The Friday Read: New Year’s Resolutions, New Watches and the Best Albums of 2016

First things first, thanks so much for joining us for the last Friday Read of 2016. It’s been a pleasure keeping this series going on The Style Guide throughout the year — there’s been travel style, there’s been a dose of healthy dose of live music and hopefully, you’ve found some of these #menswear tips and tricks handy.  On the second-to-last day of the year, I’m reflecting on all the great things I’ve been fortunate to experience during another full calendar year in NYC (which can feel like a pretty big accomplishment, sometimes). I explored Brooklyn and Manhattan, traveled up and down the East coast this fall, made it back to visit family and friends for a weekend in my home state of Michigan, and met lots of great people through the menswear industry all the while surrounded by amazing family (and plenty of trips back to the Sunshine State) — that’s about as much as you can ask for. To top it off with a relaxing few days in Florida and New York City is as good as it gets. I hope you get the chance to reflect in a similar fashion while enjoying the rest of the year (and New Year’s Eve) in style. I just wrapped up a holiday trip to Florida and I’m spending today prepping for 2017 — if that’s the case for you as well, get some casual #OOTD tips for New Year’s Day and of course, get a jump start on your weekend with the last Friday Read of the year. 

  • You can expect a full set of men’s style resolutions for the year ahead on this blog early next week, but for now, let’s see what 2017 lifestyle resolutions the folks at GQ.com are offering up this year.
  • Who doesn’t love a well-constructed, essential and sharp watch? The Armogan Le Mans Chronograph  — sold by our friends at Huckberry — is the one to buy — and it’s among my latest posts for GearMoose! It’s among the sharpest watches I’ve seen this year, without a doubt.
  • While we’re talking about the best of 2016, you really should read The Manual’s list of the best albums of 2016, as written by my digital colleague, Terence Praet.
  • Oh, and one last thing — if you’re spending the next few days rooting for your favorite team in a New Year’s Day college football bowl game, refresh yourself on how to dress for football season, will ya?

We’re keeping it short today — there’s much to be done before the New Year! I hope you’ll join us for the last Style Pick of 2016 tomorrow — and then we’re onto bigger and better things in 2017!

Stay stylish and thanks so much for reading this year! More to come — onward.

-Beau

Style Pick of the Week: SeaVees Huckberry Chukka

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.

A much-needed way to ease the transition from summer to fall -- a great-looking chukka sneaker.

A much-needed way to ease the transition from summer to fall — a great-looking chukka sneaker.

So, if you’re a discerning #menswear fan like this guy over here, you’ve likely been thinking about the process of shelving your spring and summer sneakers — if you’re not already there, that is. If you’ve been reaching for your white canvas sneakers as it gets colder and colder, it might just be time to give ’em up (I know, I know — it’s difficult). But rest assured — The Style Guide is here with just the solution for you. And that solution happens to be an easily wearable, essential fall sneaker from the folks behind SeaVees and Huckberry — that would be the SeaVees Huckberry Chukka, to be exact (cue fireworks). Yes, this meeting of the minds is pretty sharp — to say the least. And it just makes sense, when you think about it. There’s no question that the good folks at Huckberry get it right when it comes to all things men’s lifestyle, and the team at SeaVees makes classic, crisp and versatile sneakers for all occasions. So lest you worry about wearing boots for days and weeks (and months) on end, the SeaVees Huckberry Chukka is here to solve those menswear woes. In fact, you should probably snap this pair up right this second — under $100 is about as solid as it gets for a well-designed, durable fall sneaker.
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Available exclusively at Huckberry  — a pretty neat thing in and of itself — the SeaVees Huckberry Chukka has plenty going for it. As the Huckberry folks put it, the resulting sneaker puts a “California casual twist” on the classic chukka silhouette. Made from duck canvas in a neat sand colorway, this thing is durable, tough and versatile. The vulcanized gum rubber sole is yet another point of differentiation from the classic chukka, in a good way. It’s an excellent hybrid style finished off with leather laces and brass-reinforced eyelets — touches not seen on many sneakers. Those two additions make it feel a little more premium than a lightweight summer sneaker — it’s an elevated combination that’s practically begging to be paired with a fall blazer and a rugged henley for a cool-casual office look. Heck, wear them with an unstructured navy blazer, a blue Oxford and flannel trousers while you’re at it. Don’t forget an essential shawl cardigan, either. And the rest of the time? Wear them with nearly anything and everything. There might not be a better pair of fall sneakers on the market — the higher chukka-style cut gives them a more substantial look, meaning they can stand up to tough selvedge denim and a rugged chore coat with relative ease. Plus, the duck canvas and gum rubber sole are ready to crunch some leaves, hike a few trails and grab a brew as you watch a football game — seriously. That’s a heck of a lot of shoe — and a heck of a lot of fall style — for $98. With all that going for it, it’s more than worth it to pick up the SeaVees Huckberry Chukka.

So, let me know on Twitter … (say, sometime tomorrow?) if you pick these guys up. We’ll see you with a new post on Monday, folks.

-Beau

Get SeaVees Huckberry Chukka sneaker now at Huckberry.

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Style Pick of the Week: Jack Mason Nautical 3-Hand Watch

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.

Just one way to wear a stylish, dependable Jack Mason watch. White Oxford by Todd Shelton. Garment-dyed chinos by Dockers. Duvall Wingtips by Johnston & Murphy. Sunglasses by Nautica. Tote bag by JackThreads.

Just one way to wear a stylish, dependable Jack Mason watch. White Oxford by Todd Shelton. Garment-dyed chinos by Dockers. Duvall Wingtips by Johnston & Murphy. Sunglasses by Nautica. Tote bag by JackThreads.

If you’ve got a weekly style rotation down, there’s a good chance you might still be missing an item or two — particularly on your wrist. Those small finishing details can sometimes be the hardest to pin down, but once you do — there’s no going back. Now, your author absolutely loves a sharp, stylish timepiece, but sometimes, it can be tough to find a watch that does both. Particularly if you’re working on building out a watch collection, it can be hard work to find one that mixes a touch of refinement with casual style. Well, my fellow #menswear fans — those days are over, thanks to the excellent folks at Jack Mason. The Texas-based brand takes a nuanced approach to crafting stylish watches — the brand’s Texas roots add a touch of Americana to every product — and I’m very glad indeed I stumbled upon them at Liberty Fairs in Las Vegas earlier this summer. I’ve had the chance to check out the brand’s handiwork over the past few weeks — including during a very recent Labor Day weekend road trip — and that brings us here today. Specifically, we’re talking today about the Nautical 3-Hand Watch, a stunner of a timepiece that merges texture (the perlon strap), functionality (a given) and sharp style. Now, the timepiece seen at the top of the page is a sharp play on the style in a heightened blue, but the slightly more casual black version as sold by the fine folks at Huckberry would definitely be a stylish pick-up., too. Why’s that? Well, as we talked before, it nicely blends the look of a dress watch with the casual ease of your new favorite weekend watch — the woven perlon strap and the sporty dial just play well off one another, and that makes it a great option to pair with laidback-yet-sharp style staples, like a crisp white Oxford and rich garment-dyed chinos (as seen at the top of the page; in fact, head to my Instagram to get more watch-centric styling tips — will ya?).

Although an electric blue version is pictured at the top of the page, this black dial, black strap combo looks just as sharp.

Although an electric blue version is pictured at the top of the page, this black dial, black strap combo looks just as sharp.

It’s not often that you find watches that manage to look distinctive yet subtle, yet the Nautical 3-Hand Watch is that very timepiece. The 42mm case diameter is just about the right size for most of us fellas, and that makes it a bit more substantial and easier to wear than a slimmer dress watch. And for under $200, you’re essentially getting multiple watches — the easily interchangeable woven strap could be swapped out very quickly for another NATO strap or perhaps a rich Horween leather strap. That kind of versatility is important when watch shopping, and it should make it easier to wear with everything from a sharp business-casual look to a laidback outfit put together with bar-hopping in mind (seriously, you’ve gotta tell time on a bar crawl somehow).  And lest you think the woven strap and nautical dial  of the Nautical 3-Hand Watch make it a timepiece that only works in spring and summer, think again. The perlon strap adds just enough texture to make this timepiece a fall (and potentially) winter workhorse. Again, that versatility and functionality simply can’t be beat. If that’s a goal of yours when watch shopping — as it should be — your search might be over (for now, that is).

Head to Huckberry to pick up the Nautical 3-Hand Watch now.

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