The Sunday Sale: Save 40 Percent On This Sustainable Puffer Jacket from Huckberry & Wellen

Best puffer jacket for men this winter.

As your Brooklyn style writer often likes to say, the process of building a versatile menswear wardrobe starts with taking advantage of the right opportunities — like striking while the iron is hot and shopping the best menswear deals of the moment from a trusted retailer. And of course, you don’t need me to tell you twice that Huckberry offers some of the best winter style essentials, often at standout deals. I’ll go ahead and remind you again to shop the Huckberry Sale section to find (at least today) your new favorite winter puffer jacket.

You’ll find said winter jacket via Wellen, an in-house brand at Huckberry that’s all about sustainable, stylish production and surf-inspired styles, from outerwear to breezy overshirts and yes, the Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket. There’s plenty to love about this puffer jacket, starting with two visually appealing, very on-trend and ’80s-style colorblocked designs. Oh, and before we go any further: The Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket is marked down to $137 from $228, good for 40 percent off one of the best winter jackets for men.

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Think of the Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket like a retro ski jacket, but all the better given the modern technology that goes into it. The outer shell and interior lining hit the right notes in terms of sustainability (they’re both made from recycled nylon), while the recycled polyester insulation comes from plastic water bottles.

For good measure, the Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket features both a snap front and zipper closure, plus elastic cuffs for a snug fit and winter-ready weather protection. And it’s worth noting that, true to form, the Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket features an eye-catching wave pattern for a touch of coastal style. One last time: Notably, the Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket is on sale for 40 percent off right now. Act quickly and layer up accordingly, folks.

The Friday Read: My New Favorite Watch, Pedro Pascal’s Trucker Jacket & Tropical Getaway Gear

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Folks, thanks for joining me for the latest Friday Read, a perfect way to roll on into your weekend (if I do say so myself). I’m coming off my birthday weekend (as you saw if you follow me on Instagram!) and I’ve been back at it this week with plenty of freelance writing pursuits.

So: Let’s start off this weekend by taking stock of, say, your watch collection. I’m frequently on the lookout for stylish men’s watches that are durable, rugged and versatile, be it something like the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic or my go-to watch of choice as of late from Dan Henry Vintage Watches.

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The company virtually offers a historic stroll through the watch world, looking at classic men’s watches from the late 1930s through to the 1970s, then putting a modern twist on them. This leads to a nice mix of rugged but dressy details, dependable designs and some seriously cool strap and dial combinations, like my watch of choice: The Dan Henry 1975 Skin Diver. It features a 39mm retro-style case, a handsome black dial and a contrasting brown rubber strap.

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In short, it’s one of the best men’s watches to wear on cold winter nights with a shawl cardigan and flannel shirt, since it’s casually rugged and seriously cool. So, that’s the timepiece I’ll be wearing this weekend as I make my way on an upstate trip (again, follow me on Instagram to keep up!). For now, here’s the rest of your Friday Read. Scroll on accordingly, my friends.

  • Perhaps you, like much of the rest of the country, have been enthralled by the HBO zombie apocalypse drama “The Last of Us,” starring none other than Pedro Pascal. And by now, I’d wager you’ve also read a thing or two about the show, including some insight into Pedro Pascal’s “The Last of Us” trucker jacket. After all, fighting off zombies is hard work, and naturally, our protagonist turned toward the immortal Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. As you know if you read the blog, it’s a Huckberry classic, and if you want to get that very same look, snag yourself a fresh one now.
  • By now, you’re probably getting just a bit sick of the frigid cold, right? I’ve got a solution for you: While I can’t plan out your next tropical getaway, I can indeed help you figure out what to pack for your next vacation. Keep it breezy, colorful and light — I wrote about the best style essentials for a tropical getaway over at Men’s Journal. Time to start planning and packing, folks.
  • Since I’m hitting the road this weekend, I’ve been thinking about the best travel pants this season (and beyond). Accordingly, you should check out Wednesday’s blog post on the best pants for travel from Bonobos — here’s my full take. Cheers and good luck out there!

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That should tidily wrap up your guide to weekend must-haves, be it a new packing list for a breezy vacation or the chance to shop Pedro Pascal’s “The Last of Us” trucker jacket. In the meantime, stay stylish, look for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week and we’ll see you out there!

The Thursday Buy: The Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket is a Classic, Rugged Coat for Winter

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What exactly do you get when two standout brands team up on a reimagined version of a legendary winter jacket? Well, in short, the answer is the impossibly rugged and seriously cool Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket, an exclusive revamp of one of the best men’s jackets for winter — one that you can only get via the legendary gear purveyors at Huckberry, of course. It’s a collaboration that makes perfect sense on paper, given Eddie Bauer’s storied history of outfitting alpine explorers and Huckberry‘s more recent focus on making some of the coolest gear for men — period.

And now, it’s all coming to fruition with the Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket, which blends the bomber jacket silhouette with a water-resistant, lightweight shell and warm 800-fill power down insulation (remember, the higher the down rating, the warmer the jacket). The rugged Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket is the best of all worlds, with durability and tough style to spare in spades.

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For good measure, the Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket comes in a rich color that’s exclusive to Huckberry. That shade of tan is kind that would look exceptionally stylish paired with some of the best men’s blue jeans and matched up with either the best men’s Chelsea boots or some of the most rugged winter boots. As if that wasn’t enough, the Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket is lined in flannel for added warmth, then finished off with hip hand warmer pockets and an internal zip pocket for your EDC.

It’s got the goods to be the sort of casually rugged jacket you wear just about everywhere this season, but especially through casual winter weekends (again, it deserves to be paired up with the best blue jeans for men). Sizes of the exclusive Eddie Bauer x Huckberry Skyliner Jacket are going quickly, so score your new favorite winter jacket right now.

See Now, Buy Now: These Huckberry Chelsea Boots are the Coolest Men’s Dress Boots for Winter

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Knowing that you’ve got the right gear for the job, for any occasion, is one of the most reassuring parts of building a menswear wardrobe, right? For instance: Curating a careful selection of the best men’s boots for all situations, from inclement weather to days at the office and nights on the town.

It’s a difficult balance to strike, but when you find a pair of the best men’s Chelsea boots to tackle multiple style situations seamlessly (say that five times fast), it’s in your best interest to hop to it and shop accordingly. Such is the case with the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots from my good friends at Huckberry, the sort of stylish men’s boots you’ll find yourself wearing time and again this winter.

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The best men’s Chelsea boots are an all-season favorite for plentiful reasons, from the easy-on, easy-off versatility to the clean, sleek, no-laces look and the fact that the style is both on-trend, yet eternally classic (thank The Beatles for that). The Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots strike a similar balance, with a slimmed-down silhouette that should rest comfortably beneath dark blue jeans, slim chinos or the best corduroy pants for men. It’s what’s inside the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots that really counts though, and in winter weather, it all comes down to the right sole for the job.

In this case, the job is navigating slick city streets, and while the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots aren’t as souped up as your favorite snow boots, the sturdy lug sole (made by the good folks at Vibram) delivers optimal grip. And lest you worry about the fact that the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots are made from suede, rest assured that the waxed suede on these handsome Chelsea boots is water-resistant

Plus, a leather lining provides a comfortable feel on your feet, while the entire design is crisp enough to wear with one of the best winter blazers or versatile enough to team with a rugged flannel shirt. When reliable winter footwear is the name of the game, get the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots on your feet ASAP.

See Now, Buy Now: Get the All-Weather Overland Boots from Huckberry for Rugged Performance This Winter

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If reliable performance is high on your radar this winter — and it very well should be — then you should shop a retailer you trust, one of the best online menswear stores for guys. Let’s get a bit more specific, though: The best winter boots are a downright essential (surely, you don’t need me to tell you that!), and Huckberry has a winning pair of the best boots for men on its hands (and eventually on your feet) right now.

The boots in question are the All-Weather Overland Boots, a revamped and overbuilt edition of the already wildly popular and incredibly effective Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots. Crucially, the All-Weather Overland Boots share much of that same rugged, performance-minded DNA, with a few added touches that take them from simply good to some of the best winter boots for men. Let’s step in a touch further, shall we?

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Helpfully, the All-Weather Overland Boots feature the same specs from the ground up, like a shock-absorbing midsole and a cushioned insole for nice rebound and movement over treacherous, snowy terrain. The same Vibram XS Trek outsole is also in the mix, delivering extreme traction akin to your favorite boots (yet with a more lightweight, hybrid design).

The All-Weather Overland Boots are, of course, 100 percent waterproof, and this particular version of some of the best men’s snow boots also boasts touches more commonly found on hiking boots, like CORDURA canvas panels. The All-Weather Overland Boots also boast D-ring speed lacing (again another hiking boot design detail!), plus a padded interior collar finished with suede on the outside.

Two stylish colorways are available, but the very best part might be the fact that the All-Weather Overland Boots retail for under $170. Looks like your new favorite winter boots are well within reach, yes?

The Friday Read: The Todd Snyder Winter Sale, New Blundstone Boots & Filson’s Latest Discounts

Welcome back to another winter style edition of the Friday Read — New York City has had a relatively mild winter so far, but if you’re in need of the best new winter menswear to bundle up against the frigid cold, I’ve got just what the doctor ordered. You might recall recently that we talked about one of the best cashmere sweaters for winter from Todd Snyder, but I’ll do you one better.

Fully fashioned crewneck sweater to keep you warm against the harshest winter climates.

The famed designer is still running the endlessly shoppable Todd Snyder Winter Sale, with new markdowns aplenty across a wide range of luxe-yet-accessible, easy-to-wear categories. That includes sweaters and outerwear, to be sure, but also some breezy warm-weather style favorites at nice discounts. Do yourself a major favor and shop one of the best winter menswear sales, yes?

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It’s a sale I’ve got my eye on this weekend, as I hunker down in Brooklyn and work on numerous freelance writing pursuits, from stories at Men’s Journal to another weekly feature for menswear and gear Web site WERD.com. Of course, there will be strong coffee and some of my favorite tunes to help me along, and I’ll be burning my favorite Huron candle (as seen above!) for good measure.

To keep up with my weekend pursuits — and with a very exciting trip coming up next week — be sure to give me a follow on my Instagram. Cheers and let’s get into the rest of the Friday Read!

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  • It’s been talked about on the blog over these past few weeks, but I’d urge you to strike while the iron’s hot: The Filson Winter Sale just served up some new Filson discounts, and those deals are available until January 17th. If I were you, I’d move quickly to shop and save on rugged winter gear from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter.
  • I’ll leave you with one more recommendation this weekend. If it’s durable winter style you seek, then it’s the on-trend yet classic Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket you need in your wardrobe. It nails that perfect balance of Yellowstone-esque, dependable style and should stand up to fierce winter weather. For good measure, I wrote about it on the blog this week!

That’s going to close the curtain on today’s Friday Read. I hope you certainly find something worth reading about and shopping this weekend, be it the Filson Winter Sale or the outstanding Todd Snyder Winter Sale — both are assuredly worth your time and hard-earned cash. Cheers, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: The Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is the Best New Winter Jacket to Shop Today

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Just when you thought you had your winter wardrobe sorted out, leave it to Huckberry to enter the fold with one of the best new winter jackets on the market. And as you might expect, it’s a rugged, durable, dependable piece, the sort that it seems only the good folks at Huckberry and of course, Flint and Tinder can dream up. Believe me when I say it’s got plenty going for it, starting with the on-trend yet classic Western-style design, but one impressive feature of the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket.

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For starters, the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket hits those design cues that seem to be so popular nowadays — if the hit series “Yellowstone” is any indication, stylish guys (like yourself!) want to live that lifestyle and dress accordingly. Consider the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket but one way to get some hard-wearing style in your own life, with the specs to match.

Like the legendary Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket, the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is also, crucially, lined in flannel — all the better for some serious winter warmth.

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The Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is cut longer than that trucker jacket, giving it a bit more of a workwear or ranch-minded feel (although both jackets are assuredly tough and built to last). For good measure, this handsome and timeless jacket is cut, sewn and finished in the U.S. of A (Los Angeles, to be exact), and is built from heavyweight 10 oz. waxed canvas, meaning the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket will get better and mold to your body the more you wear it.

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Somewhat incredibly, the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is also quilted and stuffed with insulation, making it thicker and warmer than even the toasty Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket. Chest flap pockets deliver critical EDC storage space, of course, while side hip pockets help warm your hands. To sum it all up: The Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket has a bit of everything going for it, from trendy Western style to reliable performance and classic, crisp details. Make it your new favorite winter jacket ASAP.

See Now, Buy Now: This Flint and Tinder Quarter Zip Sweater is the Casually Rugged Layer You Need This Winter

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First off, my friends: Happy New Year once again, and thanks for joining me as I talk about winter style essentials aplenty to start the new year. Let’s hone in on one casually rugged must-have to add to your seasonal wardrobe ASAP, though. You’ll find it, of course, at Huckberry, the San Francisco and Austin-based retailer of some of the most rugged, versatile menswear and gear on the market.

And for all those times when you’re in need of stylish seasonal basics, yet don’t want to drop too much cash for something that’s difficult to wear, well, that’s when Huckberry enters the equation. This is where the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip enters the equation: It’s an accessible basic that’s actually not so basic: It’s rugged, it’s visually appealing and it’s just plain cool.

And while quarter zip sweaters might normally seem like the type of sporty style you’d wear golfing, there’s a time and a place for one of the best quarter zip sweaters, particularly one crafted by Huckberry’s own Flint and Tinder.

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It’s, of course, the details big and small that make the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip so much more than just your average quarter-zip, starting with the thick, ribbed-knit design with flecked detailing for plenty of warmth and visual interest. The blend of lambswool and nylon also adds a sturdy yet easily wearable appeal, whether styled atop your favorite henley or one of the best Oxford shirts on the market.

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But perhaps the most notable, refined-yet-rugged part of the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip? That would be the waxed cotton elbow patches, a durable touch that turns this sweater into one you can wear as a top layer or mid-layer during winter adventures far afield (or closer to home, fetching more firewood or picking up a growler from your favorite brewery).

Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip can really do it all, be it as a casual sweater to wear with the best blue jeans or as a visually appealing, unique sweater for Casual Friday this winter (seriously). Plus, the raglan-style sleeves on the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip broaden your shoulders while offering range of movement, and snug ribbed cuffs provide a secure fit as you layer this stylish quarter zip sweater all winter long.

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Last but not least, the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip comes in cool color options aplenty, be it rich Burgundy, Light Grey or crisp Navy. The next time you want a durable, versatile sweater that’s anything but basic, be sure you’re rocking this seriously cool Huckberry sweater.

The Friday Read: Cheers to 2023 & A Thank You From Brooklyn

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My friends, it seems like just days ago I was clocked in and talking to you about starting 2022 in style — and yet, now we sit on the verge of 2023. How about that, ehh? It was a momentous year for The Style Guide, if I do say so myself, with a daily publishing schedule and plenty of opportunity to spotlight favorite brands and retailers, be it Todd Snyder or Billy Reid or Buck Mason — the list goes on, of course.

Through it all, throughout another full calendar year of freelance writing pursuits & world travels via my Instagram, consider this a heartfelt, deep and true THANK YOU for your support of The Style Guide!

I launched this blog way back in 2013 in my college bedroom with a desire to better understand the basics of versatile, everyday menswear from denim to boots to Oxford shirts — and along the way, I hoped to perhaps impact a few fellow readers who felt the same about great style. My blog helped me dive into the world of fashion, land fashion PR internships and fashion PR agency jobs, and eventually, build a freelance career doing what I truly love. If that sounds a bit too simple, well, trust me when I say I can’t quite believe it either… most days, at least.

And on that note: Thank you for reading and for engaging with my work! If this blog has helped you improve your wardrobe in any way, large or small, that’s more than I could ever ask for… and I mean that sincerely!

Of course, there’s still one more 2022 headed your way tomorrow (my weekend Style Pick, naturally). In the meantime, perhaps you’ve got your mind set on stepping into a new year in style with on-sale menswear from Taylor Stitch or else the Huckberry See You Out There Sale — I can vouch for both, trust me on that. Either of those sales are more than worth your time, and perhaps even worth a toast of coveted Pappy Van Winkle whiskey to ring in 2023.

In fact, I wish I myself could raise a glass of the good stuff to the devoted readers of this small Brooklyn blog — I don’t have any Pappy in my home bar cart, but consider this a toast all the same. From me to you: Happy New Year, cheers to good health, great times and great style, and we’ll see you… next year!

The Thursday Buy: Shop the Huckberry End of Year Sale for Up to 40 Percent Off

Huckberry End of Year Sale 2022

It’s like I always say: Time flies when you’re shopping for the best men’s style essentials. That’s how it goes, right? OK, perhaps not quite, but as ever, there’s no time quite like right now to shop some of the best menswear deals on the market. And if you read the blog, you’re probably well-versed in where I’m about to send you. Drumroll, please…

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Yes, my friends: Head over to Huckberry to shop one of the best end-of-year sales. It’s another rare sale from a brand that wants you to get out there. Yes indeed, the Huckberry See You Out There Sale gets you up to 40 percent off, including up to 35 percent off Huckberry’s best jackets and of course, the best sweaters at Huckberry.

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That’s not all, of course — you can even shop home goods at Huckberry and rugged outdoor gear for (again!) up to 40 percent off. Even durable, hard-wearing boots like the ever-useful All-Weather Huckberry Duckboots are up to 30 percent off, so it’s clear to this Brooklyn writer that these deals aren’t to be missed. Here’s the catch, though: The Huckberry Year-End Sale only runs until December 31st.

You know what that means: It’s time to shop early and often for the best menswear and gear deals on the market from your favorite online retailer. Good luck, and happy holidays!