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!

 

#OOTD: How to Wear a Field Jacket for Fall, The Best Way

Let’s get real, folks: The weather out there calls for one of the best field jackets to meet worsening conditions while keeping you put together, warm and, just as equally important, stylish. We’ve got just the right jacket for you today. Yes indeed, it’s high time we got down to the business of more rugged fall style with today’s #OOTD. There are plenty of different iterations of the field jacket (in fact, I covered quite a few at Effortless Gent), but today’s jacket (the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket) is more of an updated take on the sporting jacket, as you’ll see below.

What does that mean for you? That means you can wear it on all your masked fall and winter pursuits with ease, be it weekend getaways, camping trips or quick-and-easy craft beer runs (that’s my modus operandi right there, as you know if you read my newsletter or follow me on Instagram). This outfit’s supporting cast is both rugged and refined, all the more versatile for whatever fall throws your way, including one of the best denim shirts and of course, a pair of classic Red Wing boots. For wherever your fall takes you, the best field jacket can certainly get the job done.

The right way to wear a seriously cool field jacket this fall.

  • The Field Jacket: Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket, $258 — A unique take on the sporting jacket that’s proven a fast seller, this rugged waxed jacket is like a budget alternative to Bond’s jacket in Skyfall.
  • The Shirt: Buck Mason Denim Vintage One-Pocket Shirt, $105 — A favorite staple of this blog, you can’t go wrong with a rugged denim shirt for fall from Buck Mason.
  • The Henley: Alex Mill Henley in Sueded Jersey, $65 — Add even more rugged appeal to this #OOTD with a classic henley made for fall weekend wear particularly.
  • The Denim: Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Denim in Washed Black, $228 — With Todd Snyder selvedge denim, you’re investing in the best of the best, no questions asked, and this handsome pair of black selvedge denim takes the cake.
  • The Boots: Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, $329 — As classic a fall style staple as it gets, these Red Wing boots could just be the most rugged men’s boots on the market. Don’t worry about mixing black and tan here — it just works.
  • The Socks: Bombas Men’s Work Boot Calf Socks, $22 — Your rugged boots call for some rugged men’s boot socks to provide optimum comfort and style — Bombas men’s socks check all the right boxes.
  • The Watch: Lum-Tec M88 Watch, $575 — To pair up with this ensemble’s other tough style staples, you need a rugged leather watch, a la the Lum-Tec M88 Watch.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Dryden Briefcase, $195 — Whatever it is your hauling this fall (for me, it’s often a craft beer growler, a journal and a book, to name a few), the Filson Dryden Briefcase can more than pass muster.

Alright, if you ask me, you can really feel it in the air, and you can nearly see the fall season jump right off the page with this #OOTD. It’s got all the functional and tough gear your fall and winter season requires, starting with a rugged waxed jacket that, as I mentioned, is like a budget alternative to Bond’s jacket in Skyfall. That’s a mighty good spot to be in, especially when you layer it atop a rugged denim shirt for fall from Buck Mason. To keep you warm and moving around in style as you head from distillery to brewery or day hike back into town, a classic henley provides some added warmth, while a pair of black selvedge denim add some edgy, cool appeal to this ensemble. It’s all set off nicely by about as premium a pair of men’s boots as you’re apt to find: The Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, a true fall style staple.

As it were, the Lum-Tec M88 Watch is a rugged and tough watch that fits right in with the rest of this look, while a pair of Bombas men’s socks is enough to provide plenty of comfort and style for days on the road and at home. Of course, to haul all your gear, you also need the best of the best — enter the Filson Dryden Briefcase, the type of everyday bag you should be proud to own. And, well, that’s that — there’s your #OOTD. Head to Twitter to let me know how you end up rocking it. Cheers, my friends!

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: From New Boots to Flannel Shirts, These are the Best Fall Style Picks

Best men's boots for fall

The right boots to help you welcome fall — from Huckberry, of course.

Ready, set … go. I’m talking, of course, about the race to find the best gear for fall, including some of the best fall boots for men as showcased above. It’s a race we’re running full-speed today, seeing as September is waning quickly and October is just about here. Warmer weather can sometimes stick around into October, especially in NYC, but I’m doing everything I can to break out my favorite fall style essentials, and you should do the same. Whether that’s the Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots (more on those very soon), a stylish Timex watch, a pair of classic blue jeans or dark blue jeans, you’re going to be mighty pleased with today’s edition of The List. Happy fall, my friends.

Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots — $220

Rhodes Footwear Chelsea Boots

Rugged-yet-versatile Chelsea boots for all your fall adventures.

Yes indeed, it’s high time we continued talking about Rhodes Footwear and the best men’s boots for fall. These are some of the best slip-on boots out there, with rugged construction and yet sharp styling potential — and it’s all thanks to Huckberry. Think of them like alternative boots to Blundstones, if you will.

Mott and Bow Slim Oliver Jeans — $118

Mott and Bow jeans review

Slim, sturdy dark denim to wear every single day this fall — right?

You know what works extraordinarily well any day this fall (and beyond)? Especially with your new favorite boots? That’s right: A pair of slim dark blue denim from the good folks at Mott and Bow.

Timex Navi XL Red Bezel Automatic Watch — $259 via UNCRATE

Your new favorite watch, quite possibly.

Now, this isn’t the first time we’re talking about this rugged Timex watch on the blog. It’s one of the coolest-looking and most affordable watches out there, and it’ll look great alongside dark blue denim and some of the best slip-on boots.

Schott NYC Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket — $900 via UNCRATE 

A stunning leather jacket to wear all the time this fall.

Looking for one of the best leather jackets … ever made? Then it’s the Schott NYC Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket you need, specifically this fine edition as sold by UNCRATE. It’s one of the best moto jackets for fall layering, complete with a cotton flannel lining.

Todd Snyder Lightweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Navy — $98

Lightweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Navy

Your new favorite sweatshirt for fall and winter, guaranteed.

The perfect sweatshirt to layer beneath your Schott moto jacket? Quite possibly. Two NYC brands in one look would make for mighty fine fall style, and this Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt is simply one of the best sweatshirts for men this season.

Beckett Simonon Nolan Brogue Boots — $229

Nolan Brogue Boots

Sleek, well-made wingtip boots for fall weather, my friends.

Yes, more of the best boots for fall, folks. These classic wingtip boots are in fact some of the most affordable made-to-order boots out there, so act quickly before fall weather hits. And, you can use the code BEAU to get a discount on Beckett Simonon boots and sneakers, too.

Buck Mason Chambray Work Shirt in Medium Wash — $105

Buck Mason - M008 Medium Wash Chambray Work Shirt

A tough chambray work shirt to layer or wear all on its own.

What’s a better layer for fall than a rugged chambray shirt, especially this durable work shirt from Buck Mason? Made from 100 percent cotton, you should layer this atop a classic henley (more on that in a minute).

American Trench Retro Stripe Socks (Three-Pack) — $30

Retro Stripe Socks – American Trench

Possibly your new favorite socks for fall.

Get a three-pack of the best men’s socks to head on into fall, and know that American Trench doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to the best socks for men. These retro-inspired socks are comfortable, easy to wear and stylish as heck when peeking out from your rugged leather boots.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

One of the best men’s henleys for fall, without a doubt.

Speaking of the henley you need right now, well, here’s this fine number from Huckberry and Free Fly. Wear this versatile henley any time at all this fall, but especially with that durable work shirt from Buck Mason.

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Ribeye — $179

Incredibly tender and delicious American Wagyu, as stocked and shipped by Huckberry.

Bear with me here a second, folks. When you gear up for fall, you should still consider the fact that you’ve got a bit of prime grilling season left. Head to the Huckberry Provisions Shop to get the latest from Snake River Farms.

Myles Apparel Farallon Fleece Jacket — $138

Myles Apparel review

The best men’s casual jacket of the moment.

Get one of the best shirt jackets for fall while it’s still around, then rest easy knowing the Myles Apparel Farallon Jacket is made from cozy, lightweight thermal fleece in a tailored, not overly bulky, fit. And, you can use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off right now.

FRYE Mayfield Lace-Up Leather and Canvas Boots — $189

FRYE boots review

Rugged, tough-as-nails boots from a heritage bootmaker.

Get quite the deal (more than 40 percent off) on these rugged leather boots, delivered to you courtesy of FRYE. Yes, that’s right — we just keep on talking about the best men’s boots for fall, and this pair (complete with waxed-canvas side detailing and Goodyear welt construction) definitely qualifies.

Marine Layer Saturday Pants — $125 

Marine Layer Saturday Pants

Casual-yet-versatile five-pocket pants that offer plenty of fall wearability.

Let’s shift our attention ever so slightly towards weekend-ready comfort. These stylish five-pocket pants are built more like joggers for many a fall weekend relaxing or on the run to your favorite brewery, but that doesn’t mean they won’t work with FRYE leather boots.

Tanner Goods Utility Bifold — $100 via Cool Material 

Utility Bifold

A sleek, essential leather wallet to add to your EDC, courtesy of Cool Material.

Searching for a slim leather wallet that’ll fit stylishly in the pocket of your, say, slim five-pocket pants? Meet the rugged-yet-sharp Tanner Goods Utility Bifold as sold by Cool Material.

Topo Designs 3-Day Global Briefcase — $159

A durable, tough bag that was made specifically for long weekends.

Speaking of everyday carry essentials, why not load up for a quick fall getaway with the Topo Designs Global Briefcase, ehh? Consider it one of the best bags for a long weekend.

Filson Safari Cloth Long-Sleeve Shirt — $125

Filson shirt review

A durable shirt made specifically for layering from Filson.

You know the rugged men’s gear being produced by Filson can withstand darn near anything, right? This Filson Safari Cloth Shirt is no different, and it’s made to be layered atop your favorite henley or beneath a rugged waxed jacket. How about it?

Everlane Washed Black Denim Jacket — $98

Everlane denim jacket

A classic faded black denim jacket in an agreeable fit — well-done, Everlane.

Cruise on over to Everlane to get one of the coolest denim jackets of the moment. The Washed Black color and tailored fit make this classic denim jacket perfect for transitional fall style, especially with a rugged Filson shirt.

Luminox F-117 Nighthawk Watch — $790

Luminox watch review

A rugged men’s watch made to stand up to anything and everything this fall.

There’s never a bad time to invest in one of the best men’s pilot watches, and with military-grade quality and plenty of experience, Luminox has come through with one of the best men’s watches for fall adventures … and darn near anything else, for that matter.

Billykirk No. 479 Carryall in Black — $550

Billykirk review

A tough-as-nails carryall bag for when you need just a bit more carrying capacity on longer fall trips.

You’ve got the best watch for fall, plus the best bag for long weekend trips … but what about a durable carryall bag for slightly longer fall getaways? Enter the Billykirk No. 479 Carryall.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants in Grey — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Cozy, sweat-resistant merino wool sweatpants from a standout brand.

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen these stylish jogger pants from Ibex on the blog, and it won’t be the last. Every guy needs comfortable sweatpants for chilly days — these are it.

Are you still with me, folks? Thanks for sticking around to read about 20 of the best fall style essentials for menstarting with some of the best slip-on boots and carrying right on through to other must- have picks, from stylish jogger pants to a rugged Timex watch. I have plenty of favorites from the above list, so it’s tough to narrow it down to my favorite, but I personally love the classic denim jacket from Everlane shown above, along with … those Beckett Simonon wingtip boots. Seriously, I can’t pick just one! To share your own favorites with me this week, be sure to give me a follow on Twitter. Cheers!

 

 

 

#OOTD: How to Wear a Waxed Trucker Jacket This Fall

You wake up one morning, and you know: Fall is well and truly here. You open your window, that crisp, cold air hits … and immediately, your mind jumps to your lovingly stored jackets and sweaters. It’s time, once again, to really start dressin’How exactly are you going to do that? It’s simple, really. Start with one of the best waxed trucker jackets as sold by Huckberry, then go from there. The fall season already looks mighty different (no college football, for one), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress to experience the pleasures of fall — a to-go brewery trip or a socially distanced orchard visit might be the norm these days, but today’s #OOTD has all the stops covered. To wit: We’re talking even more of the best picks for fall, so as to ensure you’ve got day-to-night style on lock. That means a stylish merino henley and a Levi’s western shirt, for starters. From there, we’re lacing up tough leather boots and throwing on a Shinola leather watch. The overall effect is rugged and functional without going overboard — and it’s going to look great on many a chilly fall day, guaranteed. Check out the full look below, and as ever, head to Instagram to see how I’m dressing this fall. Cheers!

A tough waxed trucker jacket, worn the right way for fall.

Can you feel it in the air? Fall’s best adventures are ahead of us yet, I just know it. When you make a Flint and Tinder waxed jacket the centerpiece of your outfit, only good things are in store — in my humble opinion. This look gets a rugged shot in the arm via both a rugged Western shirt and of course, perhaps the perfect base layer for fall — they’re going to work in harmony to keep you warm and comfortable on the go, no matter what (and when you need to take your trucker jacket off, you can rest assured knowing you still look put together). For mobile, adventure-ready style that works from the trail to the brewery, the Topo Designs Dirt Pants are the right way to go (note the drawstring waistband for comfort). Those straight-fit cotton pants should sit mighty nicely atop some of the best leather boots for fall, a pair coming at you courtesy of FRYE. There’s also never a bad time to throw on the Shinola Runwell Watch, one that works with rugged gear picks like these — as well as dressier fall style situations (when those do occur, that is to say).

If you’re rolling solo and enjoy having a podcast or your favorite indie rock in your headphones, then Master & Dynamic headphones are the only way to go here (wireless functionality makes ’em well-suited for plenty of fall excursions). And of course, to haul your everyday carry essentials, a Filson twill bag is the right move. What’s your take on this look? And where will it take you this fall? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Again, thanks for reading!

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

The Filson Restoration Department & Workshop | The Filson Journal

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

Master & Dynamic review

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!

The Thursday Buy: This Flint and Tinder Waxed Jacket is a Fall Essential

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Trucker ...

A tried-and-true waxed jacket from a famed brand.

You’ve seen it online, you’ve read about this classic waxed jacket on this blog for years, you’ve probably considered buying it from time to time, and now it’s better than ever. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket is here for the best season in menswear, and not a moment too soon. The Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is nearly the stuff of legend, at least to this writer. As sold by lauded gear and lifestyle retailer Huckberry (whom I trust you know well!), this rugged jacket is one of the site’s best-selling items ever, and for good reason. It’s a tough-as-nails, no-holds-barred, stylish trucker jacket made from durable waxed Martexin sailcloth and finished off with antique metal buttons, plus a flannel lining for fall and winter warmth. With a classic-yet-still-tailored trucker jacket cut, an easy-to-layer design and space for your EDC essentials, it’s an ingenious jacket that’s perhaps one of the best jackets for men for the colder months — that’s not hyperbole if ever you’ve tried it (and I own two myself!).

Heck, if you’ve been thinking about picking up this jacket, there’s never been a better time. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket comes in more than six versatile, easy-to-style colorways, with tough hardware and plenty of layering potential to match. Wear it atop a chambray shirt or a classic henley (or both), then pair that combination with your favorite denim, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants or rugged work pants — heck, do all of the above for every day of the week. This is one jacket that can do it all, so get shopping accordingly.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket

The List: Get Ready for Early Fall with the Best New Style Essentials for Men

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket | Huckberry

The proper way to layer up for fall, courtesy of Flint and Tinder & Huckberry.

Can you sense it in the air? The fact that we’re steadily working our way toward fall? In that case, I’ve got just what you need with today’s edition of The List: The best early fall style essentials from brands you know and love, all geared toward helping you dress and feel ready for the season ahead. First up: One of the best waxed jackets out there,  a truly essential Flint and Tinder jacket that delivers the goods. Also on the way? Discounted men’s grooming picks, the best new boots for fall, and more. Like what you see? Let me know on Twitter. There’s plenty more where that came from in today’s post, too. Cheers, my friends.

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $160.98

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rugged, durable shirt jacket — the perfect layer for fall.

One of the best shirt jackets for men is now on sale for a great deal (and selling very fast, at that). Gear up for fall ASAP with a go-anywhere waxed jacket that delivers the goods.

Rhodes Dean Boots — $220

Rhodes Footwear Dean Boot (cap toe) | Huckberry

Leave it to Huckberry to make some of the best boots for men, period.

Yes, yes. We’re back again with the Rhodes Dean Boots, some of the best men’s boots for fall and beyond. Stylish, durable, rugged-yet-dressy — they’re the perfect fall boots, easily.

Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in Organic ’68 Selvage — $148

Taylor Stitch Selvage Jeans

Some of the best selvage jeans for men, easily.

The time is right for you to pick up a pair of the best selvage jeans, a richly crafted pair of men’s denim done up by none other than the good folks at Taylor Stitch. They’re part of the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection for good reason.

Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber in Elm — $225

Buck Mason - Elm Oil Cloth Bomber

A cool, rugged bomber jacket for fall layering.

Transitional weather calls for one of the best men’s bomber jackets, the kind you can wear with a classic T-shirt or your favorite henley (more on that in a second). This Buck Mason jacket, in that case, delivers the goods.

Todd Snyder Solid Oxford Shirt in White — $168

Todd Snyder Oxford Shirt

A crisp, classic white Oxford shirt for daily wear.

Leave it to Todd Snyder to make one of the best Oxford shirts for men, the kind of go-anywhere shirt you can team with absolutely anything (including your Buck Mason jacket).

Myles Apparel Everyday Thermal Henley — $68

Myles Apparel Thermal Henley

This unstoppable henley for early fall will be your new go-to layer.

What’s a guy to wear with his Taylor Stitch jeans this fall? That’s easy. Make it one of the most rugged henleys from Myles Apparel, one made with performance-minded poly-spandex thermal fabric in a classic color. Be sure to use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off.

Loyal Stricklin Waxed Canvas Baseball Cap — $48 at Cool Material

Waxed Canvas Baseball Cap

The coolest hat for fall could just be this stylish waxed ballcap.

The folks at Cool Material know all about the best gear for guys, and that’s no more true than when it comes to stylish fall accessories, like this cool, casual waxed ballcap for breezy fall days. Best worn while enjoying an Oktoberfest beer.

Astorflex Evoflex — $130

Astorflex Evoflex | Huckberry

Some of the best high-top sneakers around.

It’s getting to be closer and closer to that time where you’re going to want some of the best men’s boots, but for now, why not pick up some of the best high-top sneakers for men to step into early fall in style? You can wear these stylish sneakers with just about anything.

Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket — $350

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket

Your new favorite fall jacket, courtesy of Filson.

Filson never fails to produce some of the best men’s gear regardless of season, but this Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is practically the stuff of legend in the way of water-repellent fall outerwear. It’s a rugged trucker jacket made to be worn with pieces like your Myles Apparel henley and Filson boots.

Bespoke Post Weekender Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post Weekender Box

A durable, cool, affordable weekender bag for fall travel.

If you read the blog, you know all about monthly subscription boxes from Bespoke Post. As it were, the Bespoke Post Weekender Box is one of the most popular subscription boxes in the company’s history, featuring a stylish weekender bag for a low, low price.  Load it up for socially distanced fall travel.

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Flint and Tinder Selvage Chinos

The best chinos for men, and a pair to wear all fall.

The best men’s chinos are made to work as hard as you do all season long — here, these classic chinos are done up in rugged-yet-refined fabric for everyday wear.

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt — $98

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt

One of the best men’s shirts for early fall, guaranteed.

That’s right, more Flint and Tinder menswear. In this case, this stylish indigo shirt perfectly toes the line between early fall and the rest of the season. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder pants.

GREATS Court High Sneakers — $209

GREATS Court High Sneakers

The coolest high-top sneakers for fall you’re apt to find.

In keeping with the Astorflex sneakers mentioned earlier, it’s once again time for me to recommend that you pick up some of the best high-top sneakers for fall. Brooklyn-based GREATS helps you get the job done. Wear these with black jeans. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Barclay Slim Black Jeans — $128

Skinny - Barclay - Black

Seriously cool, stylish black denim for guys — yourself included.

You could make the argument that every guy needs a stylish pair of black denim in his closet, especially for fall. Mott and Bow just so happens to meet that goal by making some of the best men’s black jeans.

FRYE Union Workboots — $298

FRYE Union Workboots

Possibly your new favorite fall boots, guaranteed.

Want some rugged workboots that can withstand fall’s worst — and look great while doing it? You want the FRYE Union Workboots, a unique pair with tough rawhide laces that also happen to be some of the best men’s boots your editor has seen in some time.

Oars + Alps Face Kit — $59

Face Kit – Oars + Alps

First things first: Your men’s grooming essentials should be as on-point as the rest of your gear for fall. Make things easy on yourself with the Oars + Alps Face Kit, a trio of men’s grooming picks that’ll make looking your best seem easy. P.S. Use the code BEAU15 to get 15 percent off your order. 

LUMINOX Watches Atacama Automatic Field Watch — $890

LUMINOX has come through with one of the best watches for men, particularly if you want a watch for fall adventures off-trail and on the road. The Atacama Automatic Field Watch just means business.

Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer — $312.98

Taylor Stitch The Everyday Blazer - Exclusive | Huckberry

The best blazer to wear to work from home — or any old time you feel like it.

Exclusive to Huckberry, this stylish men’s blazer via Taylor Stitch is perhaps the best blazer to wear on your next Zoom call — or for an at-home date night. It’s as refined and versatile as can be.

Billykirk No. 397 Slim Card Case — $65

Billykirk Review

A stylish, well-made leather card case.

A slim leather card case is an underrated, yet crucial, part of your everyday carry essentials. Make sure you’re getting the proper one from Billykirk here.

United By Blue Bison Ultralight Jacket — $198

The Men's Bison Ultralight

A stylish, lightweight jacket from United By Blue, perfect for fall layering.

One of the best men’s jackets for fall, this rugged, functional jacket is filled with sustainable bison fiber for a cozy, warm and easy-to-layer fit all through fall. Wear it on the road or on the trail — just make sure you snag this United By Blue Bison Jacket while you can.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Tee — $92

Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Tee

A classic, comfortable long-sleeve tee for fall weekends.

Invest in one of the best long-sleeve tees for fall right now in a seasonally ready colorway. A stylish merino tee fit for time spent on the road or at home? That’s as good as it gets.

Minnetonka Taft Loafer Moccasins — $54.95

Laid-back, exceptional fall style via Minnetonka.

Step out in cozy, comfortable style this fall, courtesy of Minnetonka. These stylish loafers are more like slippers than traditional leather loafers, and they’re suitable to wear for quick jaunts outside the house or for lazy afternoons at home, coffee in hand. Some of the coolest men’s shoes for fall? If comfort and style is the name of the game, then yes.

Bradley Mountain Waxed Canvas Watch Roll — $52

Waxed Canvas Watch Roll - Cool Material

The coolest way to store your favorite watches.

Let’s head back to Cool Material one last time to wrap this up. You need a stylish way to store your watches, correct? Get this handsome waxed canvas watch roll ASAP.

Sacred Sauce Hot Sauce for Salads — $9.99

Sacred Sauce Salad Hot Sauce

A unique way to add flavor and kick to your salads.

Shifting our attention away from how to store your gear and looking instead towards how to amp up your at-home cooking. Lately, I’ve been doing that with Sacred Sauce, the first hot sauce for salads (and they also make one heck of a regular hot sauce, too). If you want some added punch and flavor without a ton of dressing, this excellent hot sauce for salads is IT.

SELF(ish) Skincare Facial Scrub — $20

This exfoliating facial scrub promotes fresh, healthy skin.

Get some of the best men’s grooming essentials to keep your mug fresh this fall — consider adding SELF(ish) to your routine ASAP. This exfoliating facial scrub is a perfect pick-me-up, featuring Vitamin Boost and Active Acid complexes to renew your skin (and help prep your skin for a shave). I’ve been testing it, and love the exfoliating feeling from eco-certified palm seeds. Make sure you add some to your bathroom ASAP.

OK, folks. That’s it — that’s the latest jam-packed edition of The List. What was your favorite of the above picks? Are you going with something casually cool and easygoing, like Minnetonka moccasins, or are you stepping out with rugged adventure in mind with one of the best shirt jackets for men? I’m also a fan of classic picks like some of the best high-top sneakes for fall (via GREATS) or essential accessories like a waxed canvas watch roll or a slim leather card case.With all that being said, my absolute favorite just might be the iconic, classic Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket  — it’s a toss-up, though! Whatever your favorite picks might be, let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading, as always!

 

 

 

 

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.

The List: Buy All These New Men’s Style Picks for the Dog Days of Summer

Astorflex Sandflex | Huckberry

A perfectly easygoing pair of stylish slip-ons for the tail end of summer.

Can you believe we’re nearly halfway through August? It’s astonishing in its own way, and although you might be tired of the heat, it’s not done with us yet — that’s why it’s still prudent to get some of the best essentials for the summer heat via my latest edition of The List. We’ll throw in a  few rugged gear picks you can rock past Labor Day (steadily approaching!) and on into early fall — in total, you’ll find 20 of the best men’s style essentials for right now. To keep things light, breezy and stylish, we’ll start things off with some of the best slip-on shoes for men, a uniquely cool pair from Huckberry that you can start wearing this instant. Happy reading, my friends.

Astorflex Sandflex — $125

Astorflex Sandflex | Huckberry

The most stylish leather slip-ons (possibly) for a low, low price.

If you’ve never tried a pair of Astorflex shoes, now is a great time to start. This family-owned brand of Italian shoemakers delivers some of the coolest shoes for guys for any season, from suede chukka boots to the perfectly summer-ready Astorflex Sandflex slip-ons for lazy summer days (and for wearing with the best men’s chinos, of course).

Save Khaki Utility Anorak — $220

Save Khaki Utility Anorak | Huckberry

Your new favorite transitional jacket for chilly summer nights and breezy early fall days. One of the best men’s jackets, no doubt.

Maybe you know Save Khaki because of the fact that they make, well, some of the best men’s khaki pants on the planet. But what if I told you they now make one of the best transitional jackets out there, too? This rugged anorak — made in partnership with New Balance — is what you need for your next hike or camping trip.

Buck Mason Slub Classic Pocket Tee — $40

A classic pocket tee done the Buck Mason way.

As ever, if you peruse the pages of this blog, you might know that (IMHO) Buck Mason makes one of the very best men’s T-shirts in the game. They’re now turning their attention toward a cool pocket tee you can rock with just about anything — shop accordingly.
Taylor Stitch  Jack Shirt in Blue Everyday Oxford — $98 or 3 Shirts for $220

This is the best Oxford shirt to buy right now — period.

Folks, we sure do love San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch here on the blog. Hopefully, you’ve had positive experiences with them, but in my estimation, they nail the fit and the fabric when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. Pick up at least one of the best men’s shirts for any season ASAP. In fact, wear this classic Oxford shirt with your new linen pants. On that note…

Billy Reid Cotton-Linen Five-Pocket Pants — $100.98

Breezy, stylish men’s pants for summer. It’s that simple.

The best casual pants for men come from an iconic American designer that just knows how to make guys look good — that’d be Mr. Billy Reid. These stylish five-pocket pants feature a crucial cotton-linen blend for perfect summer style. Again, pair them with the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. Plus, it’s rare to find gear from Billy Reid on sale, ehh?
Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Slub Jersey Montauk Polo — $88

One of the coolest polos for men, guaranteed.

Hey hey, let’s stick with another one of America’s best menswear designers here in Todd Snyder, shall we? The designer has perfected the art of the American-made polo, something that’s seriously tricky to do. Call this one of the best men’s polos — it’s 100 percent true.
HELM Boots Brass Buckle Wide Belt — $98

Get a belt to go with your rugged HELM boots — and get $50 off your first order in the process.

When it comes to the best men’s gear, only the best men’s accessories will do — right? This is no moreso the case than when it comes to the stylish leather belt you need to complement your rugged leather boots. As it were, HELM Boots has you covered here.
FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers — $198
The great thing about the best leather sneakers is how easily they work for right now (the doldrums of August), and yet how readily you can wear these stylish leather sneakers on into fall. FRYE does it right when it comes to the best men’s shoes, folks.
VAER Watches A5 Automatic Field Watch — $449
VAER Watches A5 Field Automatic | Huckberry

The coolest field watch of the moment? Possibly, possibly.

A rugged field watch is yet another essential you can put to great use now, and then keep on using come fall and winter. VAER Watches successfully delivers one of the best men’s field watches for the everyday and beyond, my friends.
Blackhouse Cowdell Coffee Table — $970

The rugged, efficient, effective coffee table of your dreams, with plenty of storage space.

A great coffee table really can change up the character of your den or your living room, at home or at your cabin. Luckily, Huckberry stocks and sells one of the coolest coffee tables I’ve seen in some time — I’m envious, given that my space in Brooklyn is limited!
Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew Tee — $32

This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about Mott and Bow T-shirts on the blog, and it won’t be the last. This is among the best crewneck T-shirts to pair up with your Mott and Bow jeans.

Proof Marled Travel Shirt — $108

A travel shirt you can actually wear anywhere you want for summer.

Travel is looking mighty different these days — but travel-ready men’s shirting still belongs in your wardrobe. Take this casual performance shirt, with its comfortable marled fabric blend and versatile fit. It’s one of the best men’s shirts for late summer weather — and early fall transitional style.

Ibex Journey Long-Sleeve Crew — $98

Journey Long Sleeve Crew

Speaking of the best men’s shirts for travel, how about this finely made merino wool long-sleeve shirt from Ibex? The aptly named Ibex Journey Long-Sleeve Crew should provide endless comfort at home and on the road.

Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase — $189

A rugged, durable and stylish everyday bag from Topo Designs.

The ways in which we “commute” (or not!) are quite different these days, but you still need the best gear for summer adventures. This stylish briefcase from Topo Designs checks all the right boxes, does it not?
Szanto Roland Sands Icon Signature Watch — $190.98

A cool watch collaboration and a vintage-inspired design.

These last few weeks of summer call for an adventure-ready watch you can start wearing right now, then keep wearing when the weather turns. This rugged watch, inspired by vintage racing designs, is your new favorite watch to wear with faded jeans and a henley. Speaking of …
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley — $38

Easily the best short-sleeve henley for summer — or, the end of summer.

It’s almost a no-brainer to pick up one of the best men’s henleys — or heck, more than one! — from Huckberry. Flint and Tinder, of course, has managed to churn out an American-made henley that’s as rugged and versatile as it gets.
Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt — $155

A rugged men’s shirt you should wear as often as you can right now — and later this year.

Want the type of everyday summer shirt you can invest in now and then continue to rock into fall and winter? That’s exactly what Freemans Sporting Club has done here with this rugged utility shirt. Stylish enough to wear atop your favorite tee or underneath a classic denim jacket.
Basic Hard Seltzer — Price Varies

A fun and refreshing fridge addition. I love the Pamplemousse flavor the most.

Let’s close things out with a fun summer sipper. If you follow the blog, you know I love an ice-cold beer as much as the next guy. But what about when the occasion calls for something lighter? Something fresh, effervescent and flavorful? That’s where Basic Hard Seltzer comes into play. The brand (which I had the chance to test out recently) takes a “no-BS” approach to quality seltzer you can stock in your cooler for weekend trips aplenty.
Frye Bowery Chukka Boots — $328
Frye Bowery Chukka Boots

The coolest chukka boots your money can buy, very nearly.

Getting back into menswear to close things out here, it’s never too early to stock up on the best men’s chukka boots for fall. And my friends, that’s what the Frye Bowery Chukka Boots happen to be.
Filson Ultralight Vest — $145

A durable, dependable lightweight vest that’ll wear nicely heading into fall.

Consider this lightweight vest the perfect transitional layer atop your favorite henley (paired with the Frye Bowery Chukka Boots and slim denim). Ideal to pack on trips and throw on when it gets unexpectedly chilly.

From hard seltzer to the best everyday summer shirt to an American-made henley, what are we digging the most today, my friends? The right gear to carry us through the end of summer is going to come in mighty handy in the days ahead, that much is true. However, you can also rock plenty of these picks on the daily into fall and winter — witness a stylish leather belt from HELM Boots or the the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, for starters. As for me, my top pick today just might be the Astorflex Sandflex for end-of-summer relaxation. Heck, they’d wear extremely well with one of the best men’s polos from Todd Snyder, too. Last but not least, I wouldn’t say no to a casual performance shirt from Proof, either. Got favorites of your own? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading, as always!

-Beau