My friends, step on out into the wilderness of this upcoming spring weekend the right way: First, watch the trailer for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by the remarkable Martin Scorsese (not something I’ve shouted out on this blog very often!). Then, and only then, quite literally step out wearing a pair of the very new Huckberry x Danner sandals, the kind of rugged, durable pair of stylish men’s footwear that doesn’t quite come around all that often.
Slide on into them and then get ready to tackle your next adventure, because Lord knows, the Huckberry crew has you ready for whatever lies ahead. As for me, I’ll be staying busy with my many freelance writing pursuits, chief among them a feature at the always-reliable Atwood Magazine covering a solo LP from one of my favorite drummers. For now, log in via my Instagram, and as always: Stay stylish!
If you read the blog regularly, you know that sometimes, striking while the iron is hot is just about everything in menswear. That is to say: When the chance comes up to shop in-season style picks, like one of the best men’s sweaters — and from one of the country’s best designers, no less — it’s a chance worth jumping on post-haste. Enter the very timely, very stylish Billy Reid Holiday Sale, a rare offering that delivers some of the best men’s winter style essentials at 25 percent off right now.
Yes, my friends, it’s certainly not too good to be true: The Billy Reid Holiday Sale is here to save the day if you need a luxe, refined sweater for a holiday shindig (Christmas is this coming Sunday, after all!). All you need to do is simple, really: Use the code HAPPYHOLIDAYS to get, say, your new favorite sweater, or a stylish cashmere turtleneck, or a statement-making scarf or hat.
And because it’s Billy Reid, you can be sure these pieces are utterly distinctive and totally unique, with design touches that are often Easter egg callbacks to his heritage and the brand’s own way of making subtle style statements. So, you’re getting the chance to score one of the best sweaters for men — to name but one staple piece — at a solid deal entering the final stretch of Christmas… what more could you ask for, right? Save 25 percent at the Billy Reid Holiday Sale right now... then thank me later.
My friends, we’re coming to you live from San Francisco with a shorter-than-usual dispatch for your regular Friday Read installment, where I normally get into things like the best men’s style essentials to carry you through your weekend. But if you follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my twice-weekly music and menswear newsletter, you might know that I’m doing things a bit differently today. You might also know that I wear a heck of a lot of hats, including writing about rugged menswear, covering whiskey, craft beer and of course, music. Which brings me to my San Francisco trip, already off to a fine start. I’m here writing about the always-excellent Outside Lands Festival, for Atwood Magazine, a celebration of great music (with a hearty helping of regional beer and cuisine) at Golden Gate Park.
It’s my first time to San Francisco in seven years, if you can believe it, and the festival is hotly anticipated for a number of reasons. I can’t wait to see lifetime heroes The Strokes play tonight, and I also expect stellar sets from indie stars like Sharon Van Etten. It’s going to be an action-packed weekend, so again, I’d call out that you should follow me on Instagram to get the full lay of the land (you should also check back here to read tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week in the meantime). As for me, I’ve got some photos to take and some more writing to do, but this time, on music and not menswear. Thanks for reading, thanks for your support, and if you’ve got any San Francisco recommendations (like the incredible Anchor Brewing, which I visited yesterday!), be sure to drop me a line in the comments. Cheers and let’s rock!