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If you, like me, prefer to take your time and put in the research when it comes to finding gifts for the stylish guy in your life, perhaps you’ll appreciate the BabbleBoxx Trends For Men Giveaway we’ve got going today on the blog. I’m all about making things easy in terms of gift-giving (not to mention handing out gift suggestions for myself to others!), and in that spirit, I think you’re really going to enjoy today’s giveaway — it features  a bevy of standout products, all of which I’ve been happy to test out recently. The giveaway is below, but before that, we’ll tell you all about these standout goods for men. So, here’s what’s in my box.

G-SHOCK Adrenalin Red Series GA700AR-1A from Casio 

A rugged watch you can wear every day this winter (and beyond).

If you follow the blog, you know I love a rugged casual watch — kind of like this tough watch from the recently introduced Adrenalin Red Series. This durable watch just so happens to feature 200 meters of water resistance, plus touches like a countdown timer, multiple alarms and a stopwatch for a combination of toughness and style. This men’s watch is, in short, ready for anything you throw at it.

GiftTree Engraved Bamboo Wine Tool Set & Personalized Wine Bottle 

The perfect gift for the wine lover in your life (or yourself!).

I’ve lately started trying to get more into wine, and if you know a wine lover in your life, then this GiftTree wine set could just be the perfect gift this season (and beyond). In fact, this GIftTree wine set would also make a great present if you’re on the hunt for personalized business gifts, too. The wine tool set’s refined bamboo box is engraved with your chosen initials and includes a stainless steel corkscrew and stopper, while the wine itself is a rich, lush blend from California featuring refined flavor notes of vanilla and black cherry. Even better? You can engrave the bottle with your chosen message and theme.

Zenni Optical 

Zenni Optical makes finding stylish glasses easy.

As an everyday glasses wearer, finding stylish glasses can be somewhat tricky, especially at a solid price — that’s where Zenni comes into play. Stylish eyewear like the pair shown above (these are the Woodgrain Rectangle Glasses) comes with built-in features like spring hinges and adjustable nose pads, and each pair can be made with your own prescription — or better yet, with tinted lenses — to give you even more versatility.

Solemates Blister Blocker SPORT & Deodorizer (Get 20 percent off through Dec. 21st with code ‘Babble20’)

Two essentials to care for your feet and your shoes, easily.

Taking care of your feet and your shoes in equal measure is something you’ve simply got to prioritize — that’s where Solemates comes into play, and they make things easy with products like the Blister Blocker Sport and Deodorizer, two essentials you’ve simply got to pick up ASAP (using that discount, preferably!). The Solemates Deodorizer is a handy footwear must-have, designed to dry quickly and remove odors in shoes, while the Blister Blocker is equally essential. It’s key in aiding blister prevention, and the formula is non-greasy, long-lasting and all-natural. It’s also (and again, this is key) fragrance-free. Two footwear care must-haves for a great deal — not bad, right?

How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines

For the maker or the engineer in your life, or for the guy who’s just curious about how things, well, work, it’s tough to surpass this beautifully composed book from Theodore Gray, complete with rich photography and a true all-ages feel for science fans at any level. You’ll be intrigued to learn how everyday machines work, and how we work with them, in turn — I guarantee it. It also happens to be the perfect gift book — hop to it!

Samuel Hubbard Great North Shoes

On the hunt for comfortable men’s shoes? Of course you are — that’s where these versatile, durable Samuel Hubbard shoes (featuring saddleback leather uppers & a comfortable XL EXTRALITE sole) enter the equation. Wear them with classic dark blue denim any day of the week.

OK, now to the giveaway …

From now until NOVEMBER 25, 2019, you can enter the below giveawy! One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following: Zenni Eyewear, Gift Tree Wine Bottle & Tool Set, G-SHOCK Watch, Solemates Blister Blocker Sport & Deodorizer.

NOTE: BabbleBoxx will randomly select winners from all program entries and will be responsible for fulfillment of prizes to the winner.

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Roark Revival Convoy Jacket is the Best Jacket You Can Buy For Fall

The perfect fall jacket? It could just be.

When we talk about the best jackets for fall, there are several considerations to keep in mind — it’s a high bar to clear, to be sure. Yet, the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket happily clears that bar, taking care of business (every day!) when it comes to rugged fall style. Now, what exactly are those conditions? And how does Roark Revival deliver? My friends, put on your new favorite fall jacket and let’s go for a walk. The best fall jacket needs to be rugged, yet versatile — the Convoy Jacket, with its use of tough 9oz. waxed cotton in a supremely wearable deep khaki color, fits the bill. It also needs to be wearable in a variety of style situations — given that the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket is modeled after a vintage trucker jacket, it also hits the mark. Seriously: Wear it with a white Oxford and your favorite pair of jeans to the office, or keep this rugged trucker jacket handy to wear with a classic henley and equally tough chore pants.

SHOP: The Roark Revival Convoy Jacket

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

The right details and fit set this jacket apart.

As we’ve said before, the best fall jacket also needs to be functional given the weather we encounter this season — the fact that this waxed canvas trucker jacket is water-resistant is hugely helpful any day of the week. Plus, you also have to appreciate the heritage-inspired corduroy collar on the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket, not to mention the handy snap-button closure pockets for your everyday carry. Side slit hand pockets also work to keep, well, your hands warm — again, don’t underrate the functionality of the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket. The silhouette should also be refined and yet easy to layer — you could even wear this jacket atop your favorite crewneck sweatshirt if the weather gets especially chilly. As we’ve said before, you need uncompromising quality when it comes to your go-to fall jacket — and in that regard, the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket simply (and stylishly) delivers.

SHOP: The Roark Revival Convoy Jacket

The Friday Read: Red Wing Heritage, the New Madewell Men’s Line & A Boston Weekend

It’s high time you laced up some of fall’s best boots for a great weekend.

It’s sometimes shocking how on-the-nose a product title can be when looking at the best fall gear for men — for example, the Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka, as shown above, should be on your feet for each and every fall weekend adventure you can dream up. They’re simply some of the best leather chukka boots you can get for your hard-earned cash, and if I was you, I’d make a point to snap them right up. That being said, they’re the kind of boots I’d pick up for a fall adventure of my own … kind of like the one I’m on as we speak! We’re coming to you from the lovely, fall-friendly confines of Boston, where I trekked last afternoon on a mid-fall getaway … complete with a rock show by my heroes, The National! I’ve been able to make it a point and a priority to crisscross the country (and the globe!) to see them on an incredible tour behind their latest album, “I Am Easy To Find” — these shows have been nothing short of lifechanging, from Nashville to Montreal across the pond to Madrid (and back to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, of course). Last night’s show at Boston University’s Agganis Arena was nothing short of incredible either, including a banner run of cuts off of “I Am Easy To Find” — including fan favorite “Rylan” — and recent classics like “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness.” At this point, I’d be hard-pressed to pass up any opportunity to see this world-beating band, especially if it only means a relatively quick train ride up the East Coast!

That being said, I’ve got plenty more on my Boston agenda as I set out to explore from the ecletic, modern FOUND Boston Common Hotel. I already had the chance to enjoy a delicious Old Fashoned pre-show at the seriously cool Deep Ellum near the Boston University campus, and my travels today will take me out on foot to spots like Trillium Brewing, fueled up by coffee from The Thinking Cup. I’ll also be checking out the menswear on tap at SAULT New England, naturally. Before I head back tomorrow, do you have any must-see spots I should hit? Let me know on Twitter! And in the meantime, let’s carry on with today’s roundup of essential weekly menswear news from yours truly.

OK, so that’s all I’ve got for you today. OK, well, not quite. Because a guy can never have too many pairs of stylish leather boots, I’m going to direct you back toward my post on the best chukka boots to buy for fall (a word to the wise: They’re coming at you courtesy of Huckberry and Rhodes Footwear). They’re so essential, so durable, so tough and yet versatile … they’ll become your new favorite pair of chukka boots, and I can nearly guarantee it. Now, if you’ll excuse me … I’ve got some Boston exploration to take care of! Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for reading.

The List: This is All the Best New Men’s Gear You Need This Week

Lace up the SeaVees Mariner Boots for the end of October and beyond — simple as that.

Can you really feel it in the air now? While some say fall is too short — a darn shame! — I think it’s just right in terms of the atmosphere, the excitement, and naturally … the opportunity to gear up with the best fall style essentials from top to bottom. Take the excellent SeaVees Mariner Boots up above. They’re the perfect sneakers for fall, the kind of pair you can wear if you don’t want to give up your lace-ups in favor of rugged leather boots. I think you’ll find similarly helpful gear throughout the rest of today’s edition of The List — let’s take it away.

SeaVees Mariner Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $158 

Lace up these tough high-top sneakerboots for anything that comes up this fall.

We mentioned above that the perfectly rugged, effortlessly versatile SeaVees Mariner Boots are some of the best high-top sneakers for fall … or are they boots? Regardless, these can be worn with everything from tough chore pants to expertly faded denim.

Schott Natural Waxed Leather Cowhide Cafe Racer Jacket — $850 

A rugged, highly durable, classic leather jacket. Simply perfect!

If it’s one of the best leather jackets for men that you seek — as in, a truly iconic leather jacket from a brand like Schott NYC — you’d do worse than to get this stylish cafe racer jacket. Wear it as often as you want, and on any adventure you can dream up.

Edwin Maddox Slim Jeans — $168

Perfectly faded jeans for seriously cool fall style.

Speaking of expertly faded denim, this pair is precisely what you need for casual fall weekends aplenty. Wear them with your favorite hooded sweatshirt and again, a pair of the best high-top sneakers for fall for nicely executed, laidback style at your next tailgate.

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket in Rust — $188

A beautifully crafted shirt jacket to wear all season.

It’s no secret that when it comes to fall’s best shirts, well, Taylor Stitch undoubtedly comes to play. The Maritime Shirt Jacket is the latest example of this commitment to rugged style, and it’s easily one of the best shirt jackets for fall.

Grifter Company Classic Deerskin Gloves — $59.98

The only gloves you’ll need for fall travel and fall adventures, no doubt about it.

‘Tis the season to buy some of the best new gloves, is it not? Grifter Company has long been a favorite for the ways in which they offer up beautifully crafted, superbly tough gloves for fall and winter.

Proof Strong Shirt — $128

A versatile take on the classic chambray shirt, ideal for fall.

We’ll keep the hits rolling here with this classic denim shirt from Proof— it’s made to move with you and can be paired up with everything from a slim navy blazer to, yet again, a stylish cafe racer jacket.

Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch — $495

A tough and rugged leather watch pairs perfectly with plenty of fall outfits.

Fall is the perfect time to up your watch game — you want to be reaching for something with a bit more rugged appeal, and a stylish leather watch like the Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch fits the bill nicely.

Flint and Tinder Premium Slub Long-Sleeve Henley — $58

A classic henley that provides the right texture and style for fall.

If you read the pages of The Style Guide regularly, perhaps you’re well-acquainted with my love of a rugged henley, no? Well, add the Flint and Tinder Premium Slub Henley to your shopping list ASAP in that regard.

UFO Pumpkin Beer — Price Varies

A rich, classic fall beer to add to your rotation.

Now, pumpkin beers can be a bit divisive, but when done right, this is another worthy style to add to your fridge this fall — especially the UFO Pumpkin Beer, made in the Northeast with real pumpkin (yep!) and seasonal spices for a fantastically fall-ready flavor. A perfect sipper for your next tailgate or on a cold fall evening.

Topo Designs Wool Shirt — $169

The rugged shirt to wear on a cold fall night, pumpkin beer in hand.

Looking for the right layer to top off your rugged henley? Look no further than this classic wool shirt in a rich, fall-appropriate color from Topo Designs — it’s the perfect pairing.

Black Diamond Equipment Forged Denim Pants — $125

Remarkably tough, rugged denim made for anything you can dream up.

Over the past weeks, from trips to my favorite park to days at the office to visits to my favorite brewery, I’ve found myself turning toward one pair of pants in particular. These rugged black jeans from Black Diamond Equipment are every bit as tough as they look, made with CORDURA fabric for toughness, stretch and comfort. If you’re a climbing fan but also want to look sharp back in town, these are the jeans for you. And if you just want some slim black jeans with workwear flair to wear to a casual office? Pick these up ASAP.

Rustico Knox Bifold Leather Wallet — $50

A dependable, heritage-quality leather wallet.

An American-made leather wallet is something to be cherished, enjoyed and then used on the daily — take the Rustico Knox Leather Wallet, for instance. It’s one of the best men’s wallets for your everyday essentials.

Brionvega Grattacielo Radio — $148.98

One of the best Bluetooth speakers in terms of offering some serious bang for your buck.

Let’s shift from talking about the best men’s wallets to talking about this stylish, portable Bluetooth speaker sized to fit right on your bookshelf. Sleek, futuristic and made to deliver crystal-clear sound, it’s an ideal speaker to turn on as you relax at home during a crisp fall weekend afternoon.

Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine — Price Varies

Rich red wine to complement a chilly fall night.

If you follow me on Instagram, perhaps you saw that last month, I had the chance to spend a lovely evening with Cooper and Thief (makers of rich, bourbon barrel-aged wine) and Billykirk leather goods at the Billykirk studio learning about the fine art of both leather craftsmanship and cocktail creation. Point being, if you want to surprise and delight your guests this fall, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler or more delicious wine than Cooper and Thief (and this is coming from a craft beer guy!).

Fabric Skincare Starter Kit — $12

Two simple, effective additions to your daily skincare routine.

There’s something to be said for finding the right skincare routine — and keeping your routine simple, effective and efficient is the best way to go about that process. The Fabric Skincare Starter Kit, in that regard, is excellent (I should know — I’ve been testing the line!). Packed with anti-aging ingredients and made to heal skin, this is the way to upgrade your fall grooming game now.

Astorflex Greenflex Rubber Sole Chukka Boots — $165

Surprisingly tough, street-friendly chukka boots.

Last but not least … want to step out in a pair of the best leather chukka boots without compromising city-ready style? These rubber sole chukka boots from Astorflex are stylish, sleek, versatile, and yes, functional.

So, do you have any favorites from the above list? Maybe it’s something casual, like a pair of expertly faded denim? Or perhaps you want to go durable with some rubber sole chukka boots from Astorflex? Even better yet, want to properly gear up for fall with one of the best leather jackets for men? Folks, the choice really is yours. Enjoy, and happy shopping!

The List: Gear Up for Fall Right Now with the Best New Men’s Gear and Beer

A new favorite pair of rugged leather boots for fall — you’ll have these for a long time, indeed.

Step to it and gear up for fall with my favorite new men’s style picks for the season today, my friends. Fall is well and truly a time to shine if you love rugged leather boots like the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots shown above, and it’s also quite the time if you love the best Oktoberfest beer, richly crafted leather jackets and even a stylish long-sleeve tee or two. We’ve got rugged layers and new fall style essentials aplenty all the way around in today’s edition of The List — it’s time to continue ringing in menswear’s best season.

Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $330

Dependable, classic leather boots from Red Wing Heritage.

We mentioned above we’d be showcasing essential fall gear like the best leather boots to wear all the time — seriously, all the time. And for my money’s worth, it gets no better than the iconic, built-to-last Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, this time done up in a rich Ebony Harness leather. Wear them with slim grey denim and your favorite chambray shirt to head to a Friday night rock show.

Flint and Tinder Craftsman Shirt — $118

A tough overshirt that’s going to prove mighty useful for fall.

We’ve talked about previously about how this Flint and Tinder overshirt is the perfect summer layer — and yet, that also means it’s incredibly well-suited for fall, what with its rugged construction and classic layering potential. Available in neutral colors for ease of use, this could be fall’s best overshirt.

Schott NYC Men’s Lightweight Cowhide Moto Jacket — $750

A sharp, rugged leather jacket you’ll have for years and years.

Schott NYC leather jackets are legendary, investment-worthy and lifechanging. And in fact, this Schott NYC Lightweight Moto Jacket, as sold by our good pals at Huckberry, takes the cake when it comes to being the best leather moto jacket you’ll ever buy. Layer up for fall with your favorite henley and slim black jeans, while we’re at it.

Walls Outdoor Goods “Kick It” Worn-In Stretch Work Pants — $44.99

Tremendously tough and ridiculously affordable fall work pants.

We’ve talked a ton on the blog about the best work pants to buy for fall, a time when rugged performance and functionality, from the trail to your backyard, is key. And for under $45, that’s what makes the Walls Outdoor Goods Kick It Work Pants so great. Remarkably well-priced, absurdly tough & made to be worn on chilly morning hikes or crisp afternoons in equal measure — and a new personal favorite.

Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Long-Sleeve Tee — $109

Not a bad choice when it comes to exceptional fall layering.

A classic Armor-Lux Breton tee is a certified summer essential, but did you know this heritage brand is also delivering the goods when it comes to the best long-sleeve tee for fall? It’s the rich color and easy-to-layer fabrication that sets this Armor-Lux tee apart.

New Belgium Brewing at The Source Hotel Denver — Price Varies 

Beautiful views and excellent beer lead the way at New Belgium’s experimental Denver outpost.

Less of a specific gear pick and more a highly lauded travel recommendation from yours truly — if ever  you visit the fantastic city of Denver, you’re in for a treat. That goes for the city’s beautiful outdoor atmosphere and a huge swath of breweries — including the modern, seriously cool New Belgium Pilot Brewery at the super-sharp The Source Hotel in Denver. Take in the amazing rooftop views and enjoy fresh, tasty beer all the while (get the Extra Pale Ale). The brunch menu isn’t half-bad, either. A true treat to visit in Denver, as seen on my Instagram.

Topo Designs 22-Inch Duffel — $89.00

A durable, go-anywhere bag for quick fall trips.

When you want to hit the road for a fall adventure but don’t want to overdo it on the packing front, reach for Topo Designs and the perfect small duffel for a quick trip. Easy as that.

TOMS TRVL LTE High Sneakers in Gunmetal Suede — $109.95

Perfectly essential fall sneakers from TOMS.

Some classic sneakers just scream “fall style,” be it their rich color or rugged suede texture, or handsome leather detailing (and we’ll have more options in that regard later in this post). The TOMS TRVL LTE High Sneakers are some truly excellent fall high-tops that bring a bit of everything to the table.

Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $95.98

An unstoppable pair of chinos for the season.

The best fall style is often about striking the right balance between rich colors and textures, and the Adam Mar Slub Chinos are assuredly some of the best men’s chinos when it comes to doing that. Wear them with the aforementioned TOMS high-top sneakers to the office.

Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch — $495

Make no mistake, this is the best black leather watch whenever you need to dress up again.

There comes a time in every guy’s life when he’s got to suit up and look sharp — and for when the occasion calls for nothing less than your best, you need the best black leather dress watch for that fall wedding or big day at the office. You need the Zodiac Grandville Watch. Bingo!

Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley — $62

One of the best fall henleys you’re apt to find right now.

As perfect a pairing with that Flint and Tinder overshirt we mentioned earlier, this is your new favorite henley — and it’s got all the specs that make it just right for fall layering. Take the organic slub cotton or the pleasing fit; the Flint and Tinder Organic Slub Henley has it all.

LEMS Shoes Boulder Chukka Boots — $120

Dependable, easy-to-wear chukka boots to take for a spin all fall.

Looking for a go-anywhere pair of fall chukka boots to wear with everything from rugged chore pants to slim dark denim and your favorite crewneck sweater? Get the LEMS Shoes Boulder Chukka Boots, and get them quickly, my friends.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt — $125

A classic shirt from Taylor Stitch to wear all fall.

So if you read the blog regularly, you know that we LOVE Taylor Stitch (and that might be an understatement). Classic men’s shirts like the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt are precisely why, and the Dusty Blue Hemp fabric gives this one both casual and business casual appeal for fall.

Lone Tree Brewing Co. Festbier — Price Varies

Really kick things up a notch this fall with Lone Tree Brewing’s Festbier.

Again, let’s dive back into the world of seasonally friendly craft beer, shall we? Based in lovely Colorado (a prime craft beer hotbed!), Lone Tree Brewing delivers with a very pleasant festbier made to mimic the kinds of beers you’d drink this very month in Germany — truly enjoyable on a crisp fall night, and a pleasure to test recently.  Thanks to the brewery for sending!

Ampal Creative “Best in the West” Strapback — $29.98

An easy-to-wear fall hat that’ll only get better the more you wear it.

Who said fall menswear has to be boring? No one, that’s who — that’s why it’s fun to inject a bit of personality into a classic look (say, a rugged long-sleeve tee and tough chore pants) with a vintage-inspired hat. Easy to throw on when you don’t feel like doing your hair, and all the more stylish for it.

Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers — $170

Casual chukka sneakers that’ll wear nicely with your favorite denim.

The best men’s sneakers are often ruggedly casual and somewhat unassuming, easily made to be pulled off with a pair of perfectly faded denim and a classic Oxford shirt on a chilly fall day … and my friends, the Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers are the perfect fall sneakers, precisely.

OK, folks. That’s all for today’s edition of The List. Starting with the Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots, we certainly covered a ton of ground in the way of essential fall style picks (and craft beer, too!). Did you have any favorites? Perhaps the easygoing Vivobarefoot Gobi II Sneakers are just your speed? Or maybe, just maybe, you find the Schott NYC Lightweight Moto Jacket sitting in your cart? Any way you slice it, you can’t go wrong. All that being said, let’s keep fall rolling — looking forward  to hearing from y’all on Twitter!

See Now, Buy Now: The Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots are the Best Chukka Boots To Buy This Fall

The best men’s chukka boots for your hard-earned cash this season? They very well might be.

So, is it high praise to call a pair of rugged chukka boots the best pair of chukka boots out there? Indeed, it is — but the very good news for you, my friend, is that the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots really are the best men’s chukka boots for your time and money. Again, that’s high praise, but rest assured, these stylish leather chukka boots (as sold by Huckberry, naturally) are up to the task. Now that we’ve nearly reached the end of September, it would behoove you to really gear up for fall — and that starts with your footwear rotation. The right pair of chukka boots can take you to the office, to the beer bar, out on the road and everywhere in between — and believe me, I’ve worn the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots all of those places, and then some (you might have seen ’em on my Instagram, to wit). Available in rich calf leather options like Tan Nubuck and handsome iterations like Oak Suede, these classic leather chukka boots are as good as it gets, from the silhouette (sleek yet not too dressy), to the functionality (grippy and durable, thanks to the studded rubber outsole).

SHOP: The Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots

Sleek, stylish, versatile chukka boots you won’t be able to get enough of — I guarantee it.

And as with all manner of stylish gear from Huckberry, the hits keep coming — in spades, at that. The Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots deliver the goods through resoleable Blake stitching on the sole, which means you’ll have them for years. What’s more, the option to customize them with dressier flat waxed cotton laces means that these are even the kind of chukka boots you can wear with a suit this fall (and beyond, naturally). But lest you think these are only the kind of boots to wear through fall and then stow come winter time, think again. The handy, functional Texon insole delivers insulation when you need it — keep these classic chukka boots on hand to wear with everything from slim dark denim and a thermal henley to a rugged flannel shirt and classic tan chinos when snow starts to hit. Yes indeed, you’ve really never seen a pair of chukka boots like the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots — that’s a fact.

SHOP: The Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots

The Friday Read: Danner’s New Boots, the Best Oktoberfest Beers and Taylor Stitch Outerwear

The perfect fall weekend boots from Danner? Very nearly!

My friends, we’ve reached the end of another work week (at least, I hope that’s the case for you). If you’re anything like me, you’ve got your shopping cart full of fall style essentials as we patiently await the finest hour in menswear. And speaking of stepping into a new season, the rugged, versatile Danner Vertigo 917 Boots as showcased above could just be the perfect new addition to your closet. Danner makes all of its footwear in the U.S.A. with prime attention to detail, making the above pair some of the best leather boots (period!) that you can snag for fall. Now that we’ve covered off on the best boots for the weekend, what say we dive into something like … Brooklyn’s best new coffee shop? I’ve had the pleasure recently of checking out Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in Brooklyn’s idyllic Park Slope neighborhood (as you might have seen on my Instagram), and I’m certainly a new fan! If ever you get to the borough, I can’t recommend you visit this spot enough. It’s a welcome addition to the Brooklyn coffee scene, seeing as the company was founded in my home state of Michigan, and it’ll be a crucial weekend stop for me tomorrow, too. As for the rest of my weekend, I’ll be taking in some college football action by my Michigan State Spartans, and enjoying a cold fall beer at Threes Brewing. How about you? Feel free to check in with me in the comments below!

  • Fall is well and truly here — at least, it’ll officially be here next week on the calendar (and hopefully soon thereafter in terms of the weather). With that in mind, I put the best flannel shirts to the test for GearMoose, and believe you me, there are some stellar options when it comes to fall’s perfect shirt. Layer it up with your favorite henley and tough camp pants, then get out there & get to work.
  • Speaking of essential fall gear, I sure do hope you moved quickly to pre-fund the excellent Taylor Stitch Mechanic Jacket. Crafted from the brand’s famed Boss Duck fabric, it’s a hard-wearing jacket that should arrive just in time for fall — read my full scoop on the best new fall jacket over at GearMoose, naturally.
  • Let’s turn once again toward this here blog, and our ongoing #OOTD series. There’s still time for you to get plenty of wear out of your favorite denim jacket — you just need to layer it up accordingly, and that’s why I recently covered how to wear a denim jacket for fall. There’s no time to waste, my friends.
  • And because it wouldn’t be a fall weekend without a little craft beer action, I rounded up the best Oktoberfest beers to enjoy as we move into this prime, prime season for hops-inclined refreshment. Again, I point you toward GearMoose for that briefing — cheers to Friday!

So, for old’s time sake, let’s close out today’s Friday Read with one last helpful #menswear reminder before the weekend — I’ll point you back to The Style Guide, and my take on the best hooded sweatshirt for fall. It’s just that good … believe me. OK, that’s all I’ve got today, folks. Enjoy the weekend!