The List: Warm Up This Season with the Best New Men’s Gear

The jacket on the left is one of the best new men’s style essentials you can snag now … trust me on that.

Now, before we get into today’s edition of The List — covering all the best new men’s style gear to shop now, naturally — you’re probably wondering … “Who makes that gorgeous  bomber jacket up top?” The answer, my friends, is none other than our friend, lauded American menswear hero Mr. Todd Snyder. And it’s just one of the favorites I’ve got on my shopping list this week. What about you? Let’s get into it in 3 … 2 … 1.

Golden Bear + Todd Snyder Shearling Collar Bomber — $895

One heck of a bomber jacket.

An instantly iconic jacket that’ll stand out in all the right ways this fall and winter.
Laco Paderborn Original Pilot Watch — $1,071

A stunning watch to wear for work or play this fall and winter.

Want a watch that’ll pair seamlessly with the aforementioned bomber jacket? Reach for this stylish pilot’s watch — it’s not often that we feature a truly investment-level watch on the blog, but Laco has outdone themselves.  Beautiful.
Rancourt  & Co. Wolf Boots — $395

Stunning fall boots (multiple colors available) for your next snowy trek.

Some of the best boots money can buy, and a favorite of the blog. Simply put, the Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots deserve your hard-earned cash this fall. Absolutely on any list of the best men’s winter boots, right?
Howler Brothers Harker Flannel Shirt — $89

The cozy weekend flannel you didn’t know you needed, right?

Call this stylish flannel shirt what it is — a terrific option to have in your wardrobe in terms of color, cut and fit.
 
Billy Reid Corduroy 5-Pocket Pants — $165

Durable construction and excellent quality overall, yes?

Classic corduroy pants from a lauded American designer? Sign me up, yessir.
 
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jeans in 24-Month Wash — $128

Perfectly broken in jeans made from exceedingly rare denim.

These hard-to-find, very covetable Taylor Stitch jeans (as seen in this post here) can be scooped up for a limited time only. It’s nice to shake things up from dark denim in the fall, too.
Far Afield Wilson Long-Sleeve Shirt — $120

Another pleasingly casual flannel for cold weather.

This brushed cotton flannel shirt, a favorite at Bespoke Post, should be cozy, comfortable and exceptionally warm on fall and winter weekends.
Filson Ballistic Nylon Dryden Briefcase — $175

The dependable everyday bag that’s going to help you step easily into fall and winter.

Yet another rugged everyday bag from the good folks at Filson. The perfect bag for fall? And winter? Maybe, just maybe.
Chicago Comb Co. Leather Sheath — $19.98

A small-but-useful everyday carry essential.

It’s the underrated style essentials that can make the biggest difference in your life — seriously. This unique leather sheath is unexpected, but pretty darn cool.
Flag and Anthem Watson Western Shirt — $59.50

Going all in on stylish fall flannel shirts today.

Casual, washed for a lived-in feel, and cut in that cool way that only classic Western shirts can be — this Flag and Anthem shirt is a new personal favorite.
Aymara James Sweater — $150

The next addition to your shelf (or dresser drawer) of sweaters, folks.

The Aymara James Sweater, to me, evokes bitterly cold, snowy mornings at your cabin or lake retreat — or in the city. The point is, it’s rugged and handsome enough to wear anywhere. One of the best sweaters for winter? Maybe.
Topo Designs Classic Duffel — $99.98

This weekender bag is the difference between a good trip and a great trip.

A functional, understated bag can be an underappreciated part of your lineup of fall style essentials. Not so with the Topo Designs Classic Duffel.
Alright, we’ve wrapped up this week’s edition of The List — what are you adding to your own personal wish list? I’m personally a big fan of lacing up the Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots and getting out there this fall and winter. Thanks for reading!
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See Now, Buy Now: Fight the Chill This Fall and Winter with this Buffalo Jackson Shirt Jacket

The exceptional shirt jacket you can layer with just about anythign this season.

Not familiar with Buffalo Jackson yet? Or the very specific brand of men’s style essentials they produce? We’re about to change all of that today on your favorite neighborhood menswear blog. Yes indeed, the Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket from Buffalo Jackson could just be your new go-to fall and winter weekend layer — it’s that great. For just $70, you get a shirt-jacket that blends comfort, style, rugged appeal and that distinctive blend of Southern style and Western charm that Buffalo Jackson does so well. It’s the same type of cotton that outdoorsmen have worn and  looked to for dependable performance for decades, so you can rest assured that you’re covered there. As known for its leather goods as for its equally well-crafted apparel, the Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket gets the job done, doubling as a mid-layer (perhaps underneath a well-tailored topcoat?) or a top layer in its own right — the Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket certainly would work swimmingly atop a classic chambray shirt, along with rugged dark blue denim, for a chilly early weekend morning.

And if you fancy using the Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket in place of a blazer atop an Oxford shirt, you can absolutely style it in that regard, too. The Wheat color in particular is a personal favorite, just as suited for wearing with the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans as it is with olive chinos and rugged brown leather boots. Front flap chest pockets add visual interest and functionality — feel free to use ’em to store your everday carry with ease.  At the end of the day, there’s perhaps not a better, more rugged layer — atop a henley, underneath a camel topcoat, and so on — than this stylish shirt jacket. How will you be styling the Shepherd Moleskin Shirt Jacket this season? Let me know on Twitter

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket

Will you look as good as this dude, or Steve McQueen, or Daniel Craig, wearing a Harrington jacket? Maybe?

When it comes to menswear essentials, there are certain critical pieces that really never go out of style. The classic Oxford shirt. Slim blue jeans. The perfect white T-shirt. And now — especially for fall and winter — the iconic Harrington jacket. And if you think you know everything there is to know about this essential piece, think again: The  Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket, exclusive to our friends at Huckberry, is here to shake up what you thought you knew about this style. Favored by menswear luminaries and rugged gentlemen like Mr. Steve McQueen and Mr. Daniel Craig as James Bond, the iconic Harrington jacket — and more specifically in the case of today’s post, the Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket is a tried-and-true style that works well in inclement weather, layers up with ease, and goes with just about anything in your wardrobe — more than worthy of today’s entry as the coveted Style Pick of the Week, right? Certainly.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket via Huckberry

A handsome, rugged and stylish jacket. Perfect, right?

In the case of the Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket, it starts with the cotton-nylon shell, made to ward off weather and layer up over a rugged crewneck sweater or a classic chambray shirt. The beauty of the classic Harrington jacket is in its versatility — the style is laidback enough to wear with something like a rugged henley, and yet it looks equally sharp atop a slim dress shirt or an essential Oxford shirt. And of course, the Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket is among the finest options you’ve got on the market for a classic style that works any day of the week. The custom Taylor Stitch print on the interior lining — 100 percent cotton, mind you — offers extra warmth in the fall chill, while the corduroy-lined collar calls back to classic field jackets. The stand-up collar is also another signifier of a classic Harrington jacket, which makes it an easy and polished option to wear for all manner of style situations — including fall and winter travel, or a laidback weekend coffee run. The Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket is every bit as stylish and versatile as the rest of the brand’s gear — it even features handwarmer pockets, making it more hard-wearing than other, more lightweight Harrington jackets. What could be better than that? Well, if you’ve made it this far, then it’s worth pointing out that the handsome Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket will set you back just $149.98. Yep. Under $150 for a stylish fall jacket that wears easily with your favorite men’s style essentials, from dark denim to flannel shirting to rugged leather boots. The point is this: The classic Harrington jacket is a seasonal style must-have. And the Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket is the one to buy. Bingo!

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Montara Jacket via Huckberry

The Friday Read: Movember, The Best Men’s Parkas and the Leather Boots to Buy Now

A comfortable, soft flannel that’s brushed for comfort & ready to take on fall and winter.

Ahh, yes. Another Friday, another edition of The Friday Read … and another recommendation for the best fall menswear to buy now. Specifically, the handsome, versatile Proof Heatseeker Flannel— made from brushed polyester flannel for comfort and movement — is leading us off to start the weekend.  In short, the Heatseeker Flannel will go anywhere you go, from the office to happy hour, and it’ll look great doing it. Now, onto the rest of today’s entry. Have you made sure to keep up with the blog as we get you fully prepped for this season? We’re looking at Thanksgiving just a few weeks away — dressing in style for the occasion is crucial, and we’ll have more content in that regard next week on the blog via our #OOTD series. In other matters: We debuted a new look on The Style Guide this week! What do you think of it? Feel free to let me know on TwitterAnd elsewhere: I’m very, VERY excited to be heading back to my home state of Michigan this weekend for my kindergarten (yep!) best friend’s bachelor party! What’s on tap? Plenty of amazing Michigan craft beer, plus college football (Go Green!) and of course, the chance to break out some of my rugged fall gear as we spend the weekend at a log cabin retreat. To keep up with all the action, you know where to go — follow me on Instagram, and then be sure to join us again tomorrow for another edition of the Style Pick of the Week. OK, I’ve got a flight to catch — thanks for reading!

  • We’ve been rolling through  November for a while now, which means it’s time to turn our attention toward men’s health. Believe you me, it’s not too late to get into the spirit of Movember — my friend John Jones at The Manual dives into why, exactly, it’s worthwhile for us fellas.
  • The chill of winter is going to be bearing down on us in short order, which is why I rounded up the best men’s parkas for GearMoose! There’s something for every price point and every style, without a doubt.
  • In the way of other other men’s style essentials you need for fall, you can add stylish leather boots to your list — such as the Rhodes Dean Boots, a handsome and low-profile pair of sleek leather boots that I again covered for GearMoose. Lace up, then hit the road.

Still want something else to read? Check out thebest henley to buy for fall. Or, busy yourself reading about the all-weather boots you need in your closet (and on your feet). Still not ready to go back to work? Check out a recent edition of the Friday Read, covering the best leather boots and the best live music venues out there. They go hand-in-hand, right? OK, that’s all for now.

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell Is Tough and Weather-Ready

Your next fall outerwear purchase — rain-ready, functional & stylish.

Ever wake up and get caught off guard by nasty weather outside? Ever get caught in that weather without an umbrella? Same and same. That’s why I’m such a fan of the Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell (yes, more Flint and Tinder on The Style Guide!), and that’s why I think you will be, too. The latest entry into our See Now, Buy Now series also happens to be the rare weather-ready jacket that also happens to be stylish — no gaudy logos or overly bright colors here, just the classic style and tough design you’d expect from our pals at Flint and Tinder.  Simply put, the Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell really does drive home everything you know and love about the brand, from the USA-made construction to the rugged appeal and a unique sense of heritage and history. To wit: The Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell starts with water and tear-resistant Japanese nylon fabric done up in a silhouette that echoes timeless mountain parkas. The specs are tough, durable and ready for nearly anything, too. That goes for the custom metal snaps, the natural cotton drawstring and leather stoppers — all of which just so happen to be subtly stylish at the same time.

Crucially, the Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell is more than just your average, lightweight, grab-and-go jacket (although it looks great with casual style staples aplenty). No sir, there’s just a little something extra to this jacket — I’m particularly a fan of the Dark Olive color, which wouldn’t look out of place when worn with the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans and perhaps a rugged waffle henley. The possibilities for a jacket like the Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell go about as far as you’d like, from day hikes to that critical fall pumpkin patch visit to an afternoon wiled away at your local brewery. And to top it off, you won’t be caught off guard by the rain anymore.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell

#OOTD: The Right Way to Layer Your Favorite Shirt Jacket This Season

We’re back at it today on The Style Guide with a new dose of men’s style essentials for you — I have a feeling you’re going to enjoy this #OOTD if you enjoy rugged layers. The centerpiece of this outfit comes, of course, from a Style Guide favorite — it’s the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket, and if you’re going to invest in a shirt jacket, now is the time to do it. The shirt jacket can be worn in plenty of style situations, including in inclement weather. It’s a reliable replacement for a bulky jacket, and it teams with other shirts already in your closet — as you’ll see below.  In my mind, this is an #OOTD to wear on a chilly fall weekend out and about, or during a cabin weekend retreat … you get the picture. Heck, you could even reach for the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket at a late-season football tailgate or bonfire. Of course, if you have, y’know, actual work to do? Well then, it’s serviceable in that regard, too. So, here;s the deal: We’re going to layer up with a stylish casual shirt, then we’re going to throw on some rugged chore pants and some stylish leather boots, and then … well, you’ll be able to see the rest shortly.  As I always stress here on the blog, if you start your outfit with one reliable centerpiece — a la the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket — the rest can easily fall into place. Lo and behold, here we are.

You’ve got your rugged shirt jacket, you’ve got your tough chore pants … you’ve got one heck of an #OOTD.

  • The Shirt Jacket: Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket, $188 — We’re starting off this #OOTD the exact way we should — with the absolutely incredible Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket.
  • The (Other) Shirt: Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown, $108 — Can you layer a shirt … under another shirt? When it’s the handsome, casual Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown, of course you can.
  • The Rugged Pants: Flint and Tinder Mill Pants, $108 — The great thing about layering a stylish casual shirt under something like the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is that you can go a little more rugged or more classic with your pants — the Flint and Tinder Mill Pants are reasonably rugged.
  • The Stylish Leather Boots: Nisolo Mateo Moc Toe Boots, $288 — That same adage applies to your boots — the durable moc toe construction and versatile profile of the Nisolo Mateo Boots in particular.
  • The Socks: American Trench Merino Activity Socks with Silver, $19.50 — If you follow the blog, you surely know that American Trench makes some of the best men’s socks in the game. And that’s why they get the nod here.
  • The Belt: Dango Products CNC-Machined Belt, $79 — The theme of this #menswear ensemble seems to be durable, dependable gear, and this leather belt is surely one of the best leather belts  out there.
  • The Watch: Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B-42 Watch, $499 — Not yet acquainted with the dependability of the Huckberry x Lum-Tec series of watches? Change that right now, will ya?
  • The Everyday Carry: Bespoke Post Light Up EDC Kit, $89 — Whether the day calls for an upstate hike or a swing through your favorite brewery, this kit from Bespoke Post is handy and helpful in the way of everyday carry essentials.

I’d say there’s a lot to love about the reliability and extraordinary style of this #OOTD, correct? Maybe it’s just me, but you really can’t go wrong with the remarkable Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket, and then the rest of your ensemble follows from there. Whether you make this work during a chilly fall morning or your first winter retreat, the other complementary pieces of this ensemble are every bit as excellent as you’d expect. The Flint and Tinder Check Buttondown gives you some visual interest — wear it on its own every chance you get, too. And for days where the job calls for real work — or a few rounds of your favorite beer — the Flint and Tinder Mill Pants are a solid choice, the ideal choice to sit atop the Nisolo Mateo Boots, which blend rugged style and refined durability in one package. They’ll be all the more comfortable and warm when you team them with cozy, surprisingly stylish socks from American Trench.Lastly, I’d urge you to never — nope, never — leave the house without a rugged, durable watch like the one shown here from Huckberry x Lum-Tec. And lastly, you don’t know the gear you need until you don’t know it — that’s where the Bespoke Post Light Up EDC Kit comes in handy.  With that, this #OOTD is in the books. How are you wearing it? Let me know on Twitter

The List: Shop The Very Best Menswear for November Right Now

Your next favorite fall shirt — I feel certain of that. Don’t you?

As tough as it can be to transition from summer into fall, the transition from fall into winter calls for some serious men’s style essentials — that’s what brings us here today, in fact. From durable, rugged leather boots to your new favorite fall shirt — as seen above — we’ve got every single base covered. It’s time to layer up, bundle up and take on the changing seasons with the best gear for fall and winter. Want to stay in touch with yours truly on the daily? Check out The Style Guide Facebook page. Now, let’s hit it!

Outerknown Blanket Shirt — $100.98

The cozy, casual shirt to wear with anything and everything this fall and winter. Especially your best pair of broken-in jeans.

You know that cozy, stylish casual shirt you consistently reach for every weekend? The kind you can layer over a rugged henley or a crisp white tee in equal measure? That’s the Outerknown Blanket Shirt. Wear it all the time this season, if you can.

Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots — $525

Absurdly beautiful boots that will age wonderfully with time.

The only thing I have to say about these stellar Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots is that they’re just … remarkable. My goodness. Surely some of the best men’s boots for fall and winter.  There’s more where that came from.

Hestra Deerskin PrimaLoft Gloves — $130

Very nearly the best gloves on the market.

OK, so you’ve got your Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots and perhaps a stylish flannel waxed trucker jacket — how are you keeping your hands warm? The Hestra Deerskin PrimaLoft Gloves, of course.

Naked & Famous Slim-Fit Black Selvedge Denim — $170

Slim black denim to add an edge instantly to any look.

Who doesn’t love a slick pair of slim black denim from Naked & Famous? These jeans work for your next rock concert or a casually cool holiday party in equal measure. Wear ’em with the  Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots to start.

Bespoke Post Ivy Box — $45

A new fall style staple — namely, this is a reinvented classic.

As you can see, we’re all about rugged, classic fall layers here today — take the handsome Bespoke Post Ivy Box. A heavyweight rugby shirt from Line of Trade is a seriously cool, underrated style move.

Nisolo Mateo Moc Toe Boots — $288

Your next fall and winter boot purchase? I should think so!

Blending a surprisingly refined profile with the rugged, quality construction you’ve come to expect from Nisolo, the Mateo Moc Toe Boots are handsome and easily wearable with charcoal Donegal trousers or dark denim.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Amp — $479

The next entry in your home goods collection, yes?

We’re all about great audio gear and great music in equal measure on the blog — this handsome piece is a great addition to your home audio collection.

Anonymousism Indigo Rib Crew Socks — $40

Comfortable socks for every season, but especially fall and winter.

No matter whether you go with the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots or the Mateo Moc Toe Boots, you’re going to need stylish, dependable socks. Anonymousism makes beautiful — truly beautiful — socks for all seasons.

Grayers San Remo Cardigan — $155

Grayers

A casual cardigan that also happens to be very well-made.

As they say, the hits keep coming — and the Grayers San Remo Cardigan is a warm, cozy stylish fall and winter cardigan for your wardrobe.

Foster & Rye Acadia Wood Beer Caddy — $39.99

Never a bad time to add to your collection of craft beer goods.

There are regular ways to transport your favorite craft beer, and then there’s the Foster & Rye Acadia Beer Caddy, a highly stylish way to make sure your classic craft beers get to that fall tailgate or holiday party in style.

That’s going to close out today’s edition of The List. Any favorites? For me, I dig the exceptional Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots. Stay tuned this week for more exceptional menswear — trust me.