The Friday Read: The Best Hair Pomades, The Coolest Jackets for Spring & Duke Cannon Grooming

Duke Cannon grooming review

Five of the best men’s grooming essentials to start this weekend the right way.

Alright, folks. You’ve got a lot on your to-do list, as do I, so let’s make hay while the sun shines and get into today’s Friday Read with a recommended weekend kickstart from one of my favorite grooming brands. If you read the blog, you’re familiar with Minnesota-based Duke Cannon, which makes cool grooming goods at affordable prices and supports veterans in the process. If not, you should know that (for starters), Duke Cannon gift sets deliver everything you need when it comes to men’s grooming essentials from A-to-Z, and that’s very good news for you (and anyone you know who needs a grooming upgrade this season). Case in point: The Duke Cannon Starting Five Bundle (as seen above), an easy and effective introduction to the Minneapolis-based brand, featuring the brand’s famed hair wash, plus body wash, face wash and Duke Cannon Proper Cologne to really round things out. I’m not saying it could be the best decision you make all weekend, but it could be one of the better ones.

Along with testing out my fair share of grooming products from Duke Cannon, I’ve got plenty more on my spring to-do list this weekend. I’ve started covering all things menswear at Jacob Graye, so be sure to check out my byline there. Oh, and there’s also the business of my (free) music-menswear-craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief — give it a read! Once I knock out my to-do list, I’m hoping to swing by Gold Star Beer Counter for an outdoor spring brew — it’s a perennial Brooklyn favorite, and all the better to enjoy a beer there now that temperatures are warming up. To get your own weekend rolling the right way, give these essential Friday reads and shopping picks a look below. Cheers, my friends!

Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers

A new favorite pair of laidback spring pants for all your adventures (and at-home lounging) this season.

  • Let’s get into the spirit of spring the right way — by talking about some of the best men’s pants for spring. Those pants, in fact, are shown above, and they’re coming at you courtesy of Vuori Clothing, a brand I’ve had the pleasure of testing out these past few weeks. To get even more specific, I’ve been testing out the Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers, and they’re even more essential for the season — for days at home and running errands around Brooklyn — then I had previously thought. The technical knit, moisture-wicking fabric and handy details like a side zip pocket make them your new favorite pair of pants (and mine!) this season.
Best men's pocket tees

Another weekend shopping recommendation for you, this time from a brand making one of your favorite T-shirts.

  • I’ve been talking pretty consistently about Alex Mill shirts and more from the NYC-based brand here on the blog, and with good reason. Allow me to offer up another spring shopping pick when it comes to essential Alex Mill menswear, the kind that’s classic and modern all at once. Case in point: One of the best men’s T-shirts just so happens to be this Alex Mill Vintage Wash Pocket Tee, made to fit perfectly and feel incredibly comfortable right out of the box. Start shopping for it, folks.
  • As mentioned above, well, here we go: My guide to the best hair pomades for GearMoose, all the better to get your hair and your grooming routine in the best shape possible this season. After all, you’re going to have to do up your hair eventually, right? Yes sir, yes sir.
  • Elsewhere on the writing front, I had a heck of a lot of fun covering the coolest spring jackets from some of your favorite brands, the kind that you know and love — I won’t spoil the surprise, but there are seven great picks for the best men’s spring jackets at Maxim this week. Cheers to the season, folks.

Speaking of toasting to the season, let me recommend one more pick for you — not a spirits selection, per se, but the kind of hard-wearing and yet laidback shirt you should wear for your spring imbibing sessions. Of course, that would be the Flint and Tinder Architect Shirt, as I covered here on the blog last week. It’s going to set you up for success in style, no doubt. Again, cheers to the weekend and stay safe out there!

 

The List: Shop the Best Men’s Style Essentials for Spring From Billy Reid

Billy Reid menswear

The man himself, Mr. Billy Reid — stay tuned for the best menswear of the season from this iconic brand.

My friends, here we are again with another rundown of the best men’s spring style essentials to start a  new week. We’ve covered all manner of brands in recent weeks, from the best gear at Aether Apparel to more rugged offerings like Filson spring menswear. It’s now time to step up to the plate and truly get acquainted with one of the best menswear brands out there as far as the refined side of things is concerned. That’s right: It’s time to shop Billy Reid menswear, and your closet is going to thank you. The Alabama-based designer has been making classic style picks for more than two decades out of Florence, Alabama, with a focus on gear that’s at once rugged and yet refined, and seriously covetable (witness the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, for starters). While these pieces are investment-level, they’re going to pay off in spades. Start your shopping here.

The Best New Menswear for Spring from Billy Reid

Billy Reid Barracuda Jacket — $350

Billy Reid men's outerwear

A classic men’s jacket for spring, made the way only Billy Reid can make it.

If there’s one thing Billy Reid knows how to do well — and there are actually several — it’s making some of the best men’s outerwear in classic silhouettes with modern fabrics. This is one of the best jackets for spring in that regard.

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo — $88

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

This timeless polo is going to be a new spring and summer style essential.

The great thing about Billy Reid, again, is how the designer takes longstanding style staples and makes them entirely his own. This classic men’s polo is a great example of that.

Billy Reid Pima Cotton Chino Shorts — $145

Billy Reid Chino Shorts

Some of the coolest men’s shorts for spring, no doubt about it.

You want to invest in the best in all areas of your wardrobe, right? Well, these stylish chino shorts from a famed designer, and in a neat shade of blue, are the way to go.

Billy Reid Slim Jeans in Stone Wash — $115

Billy Reid men's denim

A pair of on-sale men’s denim from Billy Reid? Not bad at all, folks.

Pick up a pair of the best men’s jeans on sale for a nice price from this lauded designer, and then proceed to wear ’em all spring and summer. You really can’t go wrong here.

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat — $695

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

The iconic peacoat as worn in James Bond, named for Reid’s NYC store on Bond Street, in fact.

Now, it wouldn’t be a guide to the best menswear at Billy Reid without including this famed number, James Bond’s peacoat from Skyfall. It’s sadly out of stock at the moment, but keep an eye out for the next drop, because it pays off to be prepared in advance.

Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $198

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

Quite possibly your new favorite denim shirt (or your new favorite spring shirt, period), easily.

This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Billy Reid’s denim shirt here on the blog. This rugged denim shirt is one of my favorites, and an everyday spring and summer must-have.

Billy Reid Mini-Waffle Henley — $125

Billy Reid henley

A rugged henley for transitional spring layering.

In these transitional times, every guy needs one of the best men’s henleys. It helps if it’s a rugged men’s henley from your new favorite menswear designer, right?

Billy Reid 5-Pocket Pants — $178

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Durable, classic and cool pants for the spring season.

Searching for some of the best men’s pants for spring? You’ve found ’em — these five-pocket pants blend the cool of jeans with the styling potential of chinos, at the office or on the road.

Billy Reid Stripe Terry Crew — $150

Billy Reid Striped Cotton Crewneck

A classic striped crewneck you’ll find yourself wearing all the time.

Billy Reid uses some of the finest cotton around to craft this essential, casual, versatile spring sweater, the kind to wear out for weekend coffee or your next Zoom meeting.

Billy Reid Garment-Dyed Archie Jacket — $598

Billy Reid men's suiting

Your new favorite blazer for spring and summer.

You’re going to have to look sharp for that summer wedding, and what better way to do it than with one of the best blazers for men, ehh? Well-done by Billy Reid on this investment-level blazer.

Billy Reid Tech Sleeve — $375

Billy Reid Leather Tech Sleeve

The coolest way to carry your tech gear? Quite possibly.

See, the Billy Reid way doesn’t just apply to menswear. It also applies to handsome and well-crafted everyday accessories, like this cool-as-can-be leather tech sleeve.

Billy Reid Silk Herringbone Pocket Square — $68

Billy Reid pocket square

The coolest pocket square to accent your summer suit? Very nearly, folks.

Remember that classic men’s blazer we talked about earlier? When the time does come to start dressing up again, this refined pocket square is an ideal accessory.

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Trust me, folks. I know how hard it can be to shop a brand as well-made and well-stocked as Billy Reid, because the possibilities are endless and the menswear is iconic all the way throughout. What’s your favorite pick from Billy Reid these days? Is it the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, or something more unexpected like a pair of the best men’s pants for spring? If you ask me, I can’t get enough of Billy Reid’s denim shirt, although it’s always a tough call. Be sure to let me know your favorites on Twitter. Happy shopping!

 

The Thursday Buy: Bundle up for Early Spring With One of the Best Men’s Sweaters From Aether Apparel

Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew

Your new favorite sweater for spring from Aether Apparel.

If you thought it was high time you stowed away your rotation of men’s sweaters, I’d urge you to reconsider (if only briefly). In today’s Thursday Buy, after all, we’ve got the perfect piece to bridge the gap between winter and spring, and it just so happens to be the phenomenal Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew. It’s a highly refined, functional and versatile layering essential, and it’s also one of the best sweaters for men I’ve seen in some time. It’s going to be the last sweater you buy for a while, too (it’s priced at $165 at Aether Apparel), but the brand gets plenty right when it comes to crafting the best menswear essentials for plenty of seasonal style.

The Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew draws its heritage and quality from the very roots of the Aether Apparel brand, as it were. Aether Apparel was born on the West Coast in 2009, founded by two city dwellers looking for functional, utilitarian-yet-stylish gear to help them get around (and eventually, out of) the city. That city? Aether Apparel was founded in L.A., to be exact — the brand’s headquarters to this day. As they say, Aether is focused on durable, premium gear for “urban-dwelling, design-focused, well-traveled men and women,” but when it comes to one of the best men’s sweaters — to name but one example — this is a brand for everyone.

SHOP: The Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew

Aether Apparel men's gear

Talk about one of the coolest men’s sweaters, complete with some functional detailing.

It’s that critical blend of technical, premium fabrics that gives pieces like the Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew that critical versatility, the chance to go from the city to the trail (the hills above Los Angeles, perhaps?) and back. In this case, one of the best sweaters for men starts out with the proper fabric, a 100 percent cotton-jersey knit that should prove easy to layer atop your favorite T-shirt, a technical dress shirt or a classic Oxford shirt in equal measure. This is an on-the-go sweater (available in neutral colors like Stoker Red and Darkest Spruce Green) that you can throw on easily underneath everything from a waxed trucker jacket to a well-worn denim jacket, too.

How’s that for spring style that doesn’t miss a beat? The front chest pocket, with notched corner detailing (a signature from the brand), is distinctive and makes this stylish men’s sweater easier to wear all on its own, too. The split hem detailing is also a unique touch that helps the Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew stand out quietly. Whether you make this a go-to casual weekend sweater for days at home or you choose to layer it up on a day hike, the Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew is your new favorite sweater for spring — I can nearly guarantee it.

SHOP: The Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew

See Now, Buy Now: Make This Everlane Chore Shirt Your Go-To Layer This Spring

Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket

A workwear-inspired shirt jacket that can go the distance this spring.

Shed those bulky layers, put away that shearling leather jacket or that suede bomber jacket, and get ready to welcome spring in style. The bells are ringing out (figuratively) as the thermostat slowly but surely climbs across much of the country, so how best to herald a new season? It’s simple, really: With one of the best men’s shirt jackets, one that happens to be durable, stylish and responsibly made — all at once. That’d be the Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket, yet another much-welcomed men’s style essential from the San Francisco-based brand. You might recall we talked about the seriously cool Everlane Sherpa Trucker Jacket for winter, so consider this a sort of antidote to cold-weather style. Now, you hopefully recall Everlane from my guide to the best gear to buy for the new year from the brand, and it’s always worth keeping an eye on the latest and greatest from California. In this case, the rugged, versatile Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket features a 100 percent cotton twill build, making it the perfect layer to throw on quickly over your favorite T-shirt or a thermal henley on a particularly breezy spring morning. That’s hardly the end of it though, folks.

SHOP: The Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket

Everlane men's shirt jacket

The second of two cool colorways in which you can score your new favorite shirt jacket for spring.

For one of the best shirt jackets for men, you’re also looking at a standout price. We’re talking $78 at Everlane, making this one of the most affordable shirt jackets on the market, too. Would you expect anything less from a brand focused on transparency and quality? Everlane famously cuts out the middleman in the process, selling picks like this rugged shirt jacket right to stylish customers like yourself.

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That makes ’em a winner in my book. Front-button chest pockets and two hip patch pockets provide that critical room for your everyday carry essentials, and it goes without saying that both the Ochre color and the handsome shade of Pine shown above will pair up nicely with everything from Everlane light wash denim to black workwear pants, T-shirts and perhaps even a classic crewneck sweatshirt if you want unique spring layering. Point being, whether you wear it as a blazer substitute on a Zoom call or throw it on to grab to-go beers, the Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket is, quite simply, your go-to spring layer.

SHOP: The Everlane Chore Shirt Jacket 

The Sunday Sale: Get 25 Percent off the Best Men’s Henley at UNCRATE Right Now

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley

A go-to henley that delivers on versatile layering and standout style points.

Folks, I’ll start your Sunday with a simple question: Are there any brands you’ve had on your wish list as of late? Or any brands you’d love to try out, but would also love to shop on sale? I’ve got just the thing for you in today’s Sunday Sale: 25 percent off one of the best henleys for men from an all-important brand, Taylor Stitch. How about that, huh? To get you started, read all about my top shopping picks from Taylor Stitch. But back to the business at hand. You can score this rugged and durable henley from UNCRATE and the very well-stocked UNCRATE Surplus Supply sale section (also a great source for items like James Bond’s Danner boots and a rugged Barbour waxed jacket). Seriously, there might not be a better source for some of the best sale gear for men than the jam-packed UNCRATE Surplus Shop, but I’ll leave that judgement up to you. For today at least, the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley deserves a crucial spot on your style wish list — it’s only $59 at UNCRATE right now (it normally clocks in at $78).  It’s got all the specs you could want in a layering-friendly men’s henley to carry you into late March, including the kind of sustainable fabric only Taylor Stitch can make — more on that in a moment.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley 

Taylor Stitch menswear

Textured fabric and a versatile color make this henley a major winner.

It’s the fabric and the durable design that makes the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley such a standout, especially when it’s 25 percent off at UNCRATE (again, how about that, ehh??). The Heavy Bag line of essential basics from Taylor Stitch uses a blend of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, resulting in durable, eco-conscious fabric that pairs well with everything your favorite denim jacket to a lightweight cotton flannel shirt as far as spring layering is concerned. The grey color shown here pairs well with everything from tan Taylor Stitch chinos to indigo selvedge denim, too. The fit is trim, making it easy to wear as a base layer on everything from weekend brewery hopping to spring hiking and camping trips. And while it’s normally tough to get Taylor Stitch menswear on sale with enough available stock, there are plenty of sizing options available when it comes to your new favorite henley. If you ask me, that’s more than worthy of adding to your men’s style wish list. Cheers, folks.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley 

The List: Shop the Best Winter Menswear and Gear at UNCRATE This Week

UNCRATE Supply Shop

The best menswear and gear is up for grabs this week at UNCRATE. Shop accordingly.

Spend any time perusing the pages of this here blog, and you’re bound to come across gear picks at UNCRATE, from James Bond’s Danner boots to the best wool hiker boots around. But let’s really get into it as we roll through winter and you deal with weather that’s not exactly all that nice (if you’re in a warmer climate, you should still stick around — never know when you’ll need a gear upgrade!). At any rate, the relatively new year still calls for the best menswear for hanging at home and getting out on the road, and that’s what you’ll find at the well-appointed UNCRATE Supply Shop. You should also check out my picks for the UNCRATE Surplus sale section, but let’s get right to the rest of my selections ASAP. Cheers, folks!

Danner Arctic 600 Chelsea Boots — $200

Danner Arctic 600 Chelsea Boots

Some of the coolest and most affordable winter boots you can buy.

Want some of the most versatile men’s snow boots, the kind that combine crazy futuristic style with a standout price and modern materials? You’ve just found ’em, all thanks to Danner.

Barbour International x Steve McQueen Shawl Sweater — $220

Barbour International x Steve McQueen

Possibly the coolest cardigan for men that you’ll buy for some time.

Looking like a style legend doesn’t come easy, and it doesn’t come cheap, but that’s what makes this rugged shawl cardigan, inspired by McQueen’s wardrobe and his love of Barbour International, so darn cool.

Bread & Boxers Organic T-Shirt — $35

Bread & Boxers Cotton T-Shirt

Pick up a classic white T-shirt or get a multi-pack of organic cotton T-shirts for layering in all seasons.

Can you get away with wearing something as simple as one of the best men’s white T-shirts underneath, say, your Steve McQueen cardigan? In my book, you sure as heck can.

Timex Q Reissue Rose Gold Watch — $189

Timex Q Reissue Watch

The sort of retro cool timepiece you’ll want to wear all the time.

The good folks at UNCRATE have a knack for stocking and selling the best watches for men, some at wild prices (more on that in a moment!), and yet, they also stock some of the most affordable men’s watches, like this Timex Q Reissue (a personal favorite).

Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturizer — $55

Triumph & Disaster men's grooming

The right menswear and the right moisturizer to help jumpstart your routine.

The seriously cool thing about UNCRATE is that in addition to all that you see here, they also stock and sell the best men’s grooming essentials on the planet, including one of the best moisturizers for men (in incredible packaging, too).

National Athletic Goods Warm-Up Sweatshirt — $125

National Athletic Goods Warm-Up Sweatshirt

A rugged and easy-to-layer take on the classic crewneck sweatshirt.

Now, I previously wrote about this classic crewneck sweatshirt right here last year on the blog, but it’s back again today because it’s a great example of the type of timeless, modern menswear you can find all over the place at UNCRATE. Layer up accordingly this winter, folks.

Barbour International Duke Jacket — $415

A tough new jacket that’ll soon become an essential.

Back again with more rugged Barbour International menswear, I see? Yes indeed, and for good reason. The Barbour International Duke Jacket is a sleek-yet-rugged biker jacket to wear anywhere at all this season.

Hard Graft Overhead Bag — $1,100

Hard Graft Overhead Travel Bag

Quite simply one of the best men’s travel bags you’ll ever buy.

Now, as you can see, the thing with gear stocked and sold by UNCRATE is that it often doesn’t come cheap — to say the very least. Take one of the best leather travel bags, shown here — invest in it now, then use it for every trip on your bucket list.

Outerknown Ambassador Jeans — $128

Outerknown Ambassador Jeans

Go right ahead and pick up your new favorite pair of men’s denim.

If it’s the perfect pair of men’s jeans to wear with your Barbour International Duke Jacket  that you’ve been searching high and low to find, then these slim black jeans are your best bet.

Sunski Andiamo Sunglasses — $89

Sunski Andiamo Sunglasses

Just about the best sunglasses for men your hard-earned cash can buy, folks.

Let’s talk about some of the most affordable men’s sunglasses out there, shall we? These retro men’s sunglasses are wearable even in the winter, but they’ll look their best when worn with spring and summer style picks.

Whenever you dive into an incredibly well-stocked and incredibly cool online store for men like the UNCRATE Supply Shop, it’s always, well, tough to narrow down any roundup of the best gear for men in any season, let alone winter. That’s because, as you can see, UNCRATE is packed with top-notch gear across the board, be it some of the most affordable men’s sunglasses, the perfect pair of men’s jeans  or even a classically rugged and cool Steve McQueen cardigan.

But of course, the basics are all right there for the taking, including something as subtly stylish as one of the best men’s white T-shirts. The next time you need crisp and timeless gear to go the distance, get to the UNCRATE Supply Shop (and let me know what you think over on Twitter).

The Thursday Buy: This Standard Issue Leather Duffel Is a Winter Getaway Essential

My friends, let’s get to business: It being Thursday and all, today’s Thursday Buy will have you primed for that post-New Year getaway — or any winter getaway, for that matter. I’m talking, naturally, about one of the best weekender bags for men, a new (and very fast-selling) addition to the Huckberry line of in-house goods that assuredly takes the cake when you want standout style and durability. The Standard Issue Leather Duffel is the perfect mix of rugged and refined, sized just right to take all your winter style essentials on a quick getaway upstate, to the coast and beyond. The latest and greatest is part of the new Standard Issue Leather Goods collection at Huckberry, a “vintage-inspired” offering that the brand worked to create with great care from fine leathers from Mexico’s best tannery. And if you know anything about Huckberry, it’s that when the crew sets its mind to achieving something, they certainly deliver.

SHOP: The Standard Issue Leather Duffel

Standard Issue Leather Duffel

In the case of this rugged-yet-refined weekender bag, you’re getting 45 liters worth of carrying capacity (enough to take some versatile gear out on the road for a few days), plus the sort of great looks only Huckberry can provide. Heck, the leather itself is gold-rated, indicating high quality and sustainable production methods. And what’s more, it’s helpful that the Standard Issue Leather Duffel fits right in with the rest of the line itself, which includes everything from a messenger to handsome leather belts and dopp kits. Load up those accessories in your weekender bag, grab your favorite Oxford shirt and leather chukka boots, then bundle up and hit the road. The Standard Issue Leather Duffel is going to be with you every step of the way.

SHOP: The Standard Issue Leather Duffel

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Tin Cloth Jacket

Filson Tin Cloth Work Jacket

A new go-to work and casual jacket with all the proper style points you need.

Well, my friends: If your New Year’s style resolutions included a commitment to buying less but buying better, and a commitment to focusing on heritage-quality gear including the best men’s winter jackets, you’re in luck. The Filson Tin Cloth Jacket is a perfectly rugged, tough-as-nails and winter-ready jacket to help you kick off 2021 in style, and that’s just a fact. We’re big fans of Filson here on the blog, makers of pieces like the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket and of course, some of the best men’s gear around. That’s where the Filson Tin Cloth Jacket comes into play, because it’s been around the Filson line for years and years (with the rugged construction and great looks to prove it). The Filson Tin Cloth Jacket gets it right from the get-go as far as taking on tough weather: It’s made from the Seattle brand’s rain-repellent, abrasion-resistant Tin Cloth fabric, the kind that’s been helping adventurers, explorers and commuters face the elements for more than a century. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you. This jacket is made to hit below the hip for more coverage on the go, and it helps that the back is cut so you can move around with ease.

SHOP: The Filson Tin Cloth Jacket 

Filson Tin Cloth Jacket

An utterly dependable, classic and tough jacket you can mix up with some classic Filson accessories.

This rough-and-tumble jacket really has the capabilities of multiple jackets, especially when you consider that you can team it with Filson liners for extra warmth in chilly winter weather. Because the Filson Tin Cloth Jacket retails for nearly $300, you’re going to want to get as much wear out of it as possible. By that, I mean you should wear it with everything from a denim shirt, faded black jeans and a rugged Filson henley (off-duty) to a thermal shirt and some Filson Dry Tin Pants the next time a grueling outdoor project calls. If you order yours alongside a Filson wool liner, you’ve got a virtually unstoppable outdoor jacket with plenty of room to layer. Sounds more than ideal for tough conditions out there, does it not? Snap front buttons are made with classic Filson hardware for rugged performance, while a front chest pocket offers some space for critical EDC essentials. When it gets really chilly out there, flip up the virgin wool collar for even more protection in the great outdoors. When it comes to the Filson Tin Cloth Jacket, don’t delay picking it up as you start off 2021 in classic, heritage-ready style.

 

The Thursday Buy: This Buck Mason Peacoat Is One of the Best Men’s Winter Coats Around

An easy-to-layer peacoat you can wear with just about anything you’d like.

Ever wondered to yourself what the perfect peacoat looks like? Especially the perfect peacoat to buy to close out the year (Happy New Year’s Eve, by the way!). Well, it could just be the Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat, one of the best men’s winter jackets when it comes to providing classic style, hard-wearing functionality and timeless appeal. Yes, that’s right: This handsome men’s peacoat does all that and more, and at a price that’s not half-bad. It’s the latest addition to the Buck Mason rotation of utterly timeless and rugged menswear, and it’s only fitting that this classic navy peacoat fits in rather nicely with the rest of the brand’s offering. What I mean to say by that is, you can wear this rugged navy peacoat atop your favorite Buck Mason denim shirt and Buck Mason jeans without missing a beat. That’s great news as far as winter layering is concerned. Heck, this is also a perfect jacket to layer with if you’re looking for insight on how to dress casually for winter, for example. But let’s get to the specs of this coat and see if that’s really what sells you on it.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat

Buck Mason Admiral Melton Peacoat

The perfect way to wear this peacoat? Very nearly — try it and see for yourself.

For starters, let’s talk about the melton wool fabric blend, which also mixes in recycled fibers for added durability and sustainability. It’s a modern update of the way peacoats were made in years past, and this jacket is all the better for it. The navy color is also true to the way peacoats were made in days gone by, and that makes it incredibly versatile and just plain cool. The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat is also wind-resistant and yet heavier than traditional peacoats, all the better to stand up to tough winter conditions.

The fit is tailored but should be relatively easy to layer, meaning you can rock it with everything from your favorite henley to a Buck Mason cardigan. The Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat is also lined in Japanese satin for a smooth and soft finish, and the nautical-inspired buttons are just one more throwback-inspired touch that puts this jacket over the top. The next time you need one of the best men’s peacoats, consider your problem solved by snagging the Buck Mason Melton Admiral Peacoat.

See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt is An Unstoppable Winter Shirt

Pick up a tough Filson shirt that you’ll have for years and years.

Folks, we sit here on the cusp of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself, so the window of opportunity has likely closed to get in those very last-minute gift orders. And yet, perhaps you’ve got an inkling that a gift card is in your future, or a nice cash gift, or what have you … and that’s what this post is for: To help you gear up for the rest of winter in style with one of the best men’s winter shirts. To get right down to the nitty gritty of it all, in fact, the Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt is one of the toughest and most rugged shirts on the market, a stone-cold classic that gets the job done in fine style. It’s been part of the ever-well-stocked Filson Holiday Gift Guide this season, so perhaps you’ve already gone ahead and bought it for yourself (or someone else!), but if not, now’s the best time to stock up on what could be your new favorite shirt.

SHOP: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

One of three timeless color options in which you can snag this moleskin shirt.

Heck, Filson men’s shirts really are legendary, bringing forth more than 100 years of history and heritage into the modern age. That’s great news if you could use a shirt that wears like a jacket, or a shirt you can layer atop a rugged henley or a thermal shirt. The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt checks all the right boxes, from a range of classic color options to the fact that it’s wind-resistant and durable. Consider it the perfect workshirt for early winter mornings, or else take it for a spin in between now and the new year (or else, into *gulp* winter 2021). When you want uncompromising quality and dependable style, you want a shirt from Filson: That’s just a fact.

SHOP: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt