Style Pick of the Week: Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos

Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos

Pick a color, any color, when it comes to the best men’s chinos for spring and beyond.

What’s a new season if not the ideal time to check out new men’s style essentials from a favorite, tried-and-true brand? That’s the main reason we’re here with today’s Style Pick of the Week, as we look at what makes the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos (otherwise known as the Mott and Bow Everywhere Chinos) some of the best chinos for men this spring. But Mott and Bow, you say? Don’t they specialize in men’s denim?

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Well, they sure do, but since I first reviewed the brand in 2015 (throwback!), they’ve expanded into men’s T-shirts, stylish sweatshirts, durable men’s shirts and of course, the Mott and Bow Everywhere Chinos. The DNA of these stylish men’s chinos has a lot in common with Mott and Bow’s classic dark denim, from the agreeable fit and pricing to the top-notch materials used. A quick note about price: They retail for $99 at Mott and Bow, a downright steal given what they’re selling. After all, it’s not too big a leap from men’s denim to men’s chinos, is it? And my guess is, you could use your share of both as we head into spring in earnest. So, that’s where the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos enter the equation (and your wardrobe).

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos 

Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos

Slim chinos in an essential color, made with all the right detailing.

As you’ve come to expect from a brand that already makes your favorite pair of denim, the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos have plenty going for them as far as fabrication and construction are concerned. The midweight cotton-blend fabric (featuring a touch of elastane for stretch) should prove comfortable and easy to wear for hours at a time, ideal if you’re looking for the best pair of pants to wear at home (and on the road). The fact that these classic men’s chinos aren’t paper-thin also makes them an ideal pair of spring pants — wear them with rugged pull-on rain boots and your favorite rain jacket to combat breezy days as you run errands or dine outdoors this season.

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The Slim fit mimics that of Mott and Bow denim, which means the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos are crisp enough to wear to the office (preferably with a casual men’s cotton shirt) when the time comes. And if you’d rather just wear these chinos with a Mott and Bow T-shirt for hanging out on the weekend, well, you’re in luck — they can do that without missing a beat. You should expect a lot from the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos because you’re absolutely getting a lot in return.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos 

 

The Thursday Buy: These Mott and Bow Jeans are the Classic Blue Jeans You Need Right Now

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Slim, classic men’s blue jeans made with quality fabric amd available for a solid price.

Finding the perfect pair of men’s jeans can be … tough. What’s a guy to do these days, when in-person shopping is less than ideal and when you want to nail that ideal fit when it comes to classic men’s jeans? The answer, if you read this blog, is an easy one. Head to Mott and Bow for a virtual denim-buying experience that’ll result in you finding some of the best jeans for men, and with relative ease, at that. Better still? You can use the code “beau10” to get 10 percent off your first order. Let’s get right down to it: The Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans hit the sweet spot as far as classic looks, a great fit (they come in Slim, Skinny and Straight cuts) and the ideal “medium-dark” shade of denim for maximum versatility. Now, Mott and Bow has been a longtime favorite of this Brooklyn style writer, with agreeable prices and quality fabric the name of the game.

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Of course, it’s all the better that the brand offers a home try-on program, giving you the option of selecting from two sizes to find your perfect fit. How’s that for some of the best men’s jeans, right? A word to the wise: I personally find the Slim fit works best for my frame, but it’s all up to you.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans

Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans

Contrasting details help set these Mott and Bow men’s jeans apart from the pack.

Hunting down the best jeans for men surely doesn’t have to be that difficult, and it helps that the Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans have plenty going for ’em. They’re a heavier fabric weight than other Mott and Bow jeans, clocking in at 14 oz. of cotton denim, plus small amounts of polyester and elastane for stretch. The medium wash (the brand says it’s meant to mimic four months of consistent wear) makes these sharp enough for the office — especially with a classic Oxford shirt, a cashmere cardigan and rugged leather boots — but you can also rock the Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans on the weekend with your favorite henley and high-top sneakers.

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The best jeans for men don’t break the bank, they fit great and they offer up plenty of styling potential — in short, that’s what the Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans do for your wardrobe. Remember, act accordingly and use the code “beau10” to get 10 percent off your first order. It really is that simple. Cheers, my friends!

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Hubert Jeans

The Friday Read: The Best Weekend Getaway Bag, A Mott and Bow Discount & A New Timex Watch

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle

Get ready to get away by packing up this durable and dependable weekender bag from Herschel Supply Co.

To say that it’s been a wild start to the new year would probably be an understatement, right? No doubt, no doubt. And yet, the beat goes on here at The Style Guide, from telling you how to dress for winter to outfitting you in the best men’s style essentials from Everlane. Of course, there’s been a lot going on in the wider world, and that’s got me thinking of an upstate getaway later this winter (and I’ll also be heading to Florida next month!). That being said, I know the best weekend getaway bag for both myself and for any trips you might be planning. I’m talking, of course, about the stylish weekender bag seen at the top of the page, the Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle. A recent introduction to the Herschel Supply lineup of the best everyday carry essentials, it’s a winning bag on multiple fronts, from the waterproof zipper construction to the cool-as-can-be striped fabric liner.

It’s simply one of the best weekender bags for men, and it’s available at a standout price, too (try $90 at Herschel). Plus, you can pick from a whopping 29 color combinations when it comes to the Herschel Supply Novel Duffle. That’s about as great as it gets, folks. Until I can plan a getaway, however, I’ll be writing away here in Brooklyn at sites like Maxim and GearMoose, of course. And if you can’t get enough of the blog, you should do yourself a favor and subscribe to my newsletter, The Style Guide In BriefTwice a week, I talk menswear, music and craft beer or whiskey. It’s a heck of a lot of fun, and it’s a change of pace from your regular men’s style coverage here (IMHO!). Again, subscribe HERE and keep scrolling: The rest of today’s Friday Read awaits.

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The Mercer Jeans are just one of the best pairs of men’s jeans you can find at Mott and Bow.

  • In an earlier Friday Read this month, I talked about how Mott and Bow was now making some of the best men’s chinos. And yet, the dedication to well-fitting, slim blue denim (like the Mott and Bow Mercer Jeans) is right there, too. So here’s the scoop: You can use the code beau10 to get 10 percent off your first order at Mott and Bow. It’ll come in mighty handy when you want to pick up some of the best men’s blue jeans, like the timeless pair seen above. And if you’ve been a frequent customer of the brand in the past, you’re in luck, because they haven’t yet taken their foot off the gas as far as quality menswear. Cheers to that, my friends.
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A classic and crisp leather dress watch to wear all winter long.

  • I mentioned that I’ve been mighty busy kicking off the year on the writing front, and that’s particularly true over at GearMoose, a site for which I’ve now been writing five years (five!) as of this month! With that being said, it’s still a serious thrill to cover some of the coolest men’s gear out there, like the remarkable 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, as I did earlier this month. Talk about an investment-level watch, folks.

That’ll do it for today’s Friday Read, my friends. In the spirit of a much-needed getaway and the proper gear for the occasion, I’ll direct you one more time toward one of the best weekender bags for men, the Standard Issue Leather Duffel as crafted and sold by Huckberry. Check out that blog post, consider it carefully and make that duffel, or the Herschel Supply Novel Duffle, your next go-to weekender bag. Folks, thanks for reading — stay safe and stay strong!

The Friday Read: New Dress Shoes for a New Year, The Best Cashmere Sweaters & Classic Blue Jeans

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Classic, refined leather loafers to consider wearing at home this season when you feel like stepping things up a notch.

My friends, congratulations on making it through the first full week of 2021! Are you starting to feel like you’ve shaken off that 2020 hangover, shaken off some rust and are moving full-speed ahead into a new year with today’s Friday Read? I’m getting there slowly but surely, step by step you might say, and it’s all possible with the right approach, right mindset and in some cases, the right menswear (take the Bruno Magli Positano Loafers as seen above). With so many of us working from home still, there are options aplenty when it comes to stylish footwear to wear at home, and if you feel like upping your game a little bit (think slim blue jeans and a tailored Oxford shirt on certain days), it’s hard to go wrong with some of the best men’s leather loafers to really complete your look. At least, that’s just my take.

We’ll also dive in today into a few other helpful menswear picks for a new year, so keep on scrolling. Of course, you can also expect another rendition of our Style Pick of the Week series tomorrow to outfit you properly from head-to-toe. As I always say, the details make the difference when it comes to the best new men’s shoes and more, so you might as well step into the new year the right way. Happy shopping, stay safe & stay stylish, folks. Oh, and to really keep things rolling the right way, give me a follow on Instagram or subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief. Cheers!

  • I mentioned above that you could make use of classic slim blue jeans to upgrade your work-from-home style beyond just sweatpants, and that’s why I’m recommending you pick up the nicely priced Mott and Bow Slim Crosby Jeans, a longtime favorite of mine that retail for just a shade above $100 ($108 at Mott and Bow, to be exact). With a free home try-on program and multiple cuts for the perfect fit, these are some of the best jeans for men you can step into right now, mark my words.
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A classically rugged base layer and a stylish long-sleeve tee in its own right.

  • There are any number of ways you could go as we start a new year when it comes to rugged style that’s still laidback and versatile, but one of the coolest ways I’ve come across recently is shown above. And my friends, the Freemans Sporting Club Homespun Gym Tee could become one of your new favorite T-shirts for weekend wear and daily style. You can wear this stylish long-sleeve T-shirt all on its own thanks to the cotton waffle fabric, or else layered beneath a rugged flannel shirt or worn with a zip hoodie, all without missing a beat. Go forward and layer up in cozy style, folks.
  • Here’s a fun one to start the weekend — lace up your new favorite pair of boots with my GearMoose guide to the best moc toe boots, featuring plenty of brands you know and love. Every guy needs a great pair of boots, and my latest dispatch is a pretty solid place to start.
  • I told you that we’d talk about plenty of men’s style picks to help you roll into a new year the right way, and that’s where my guide to the best cashmere cardigans for men comes into play. Head over to The Manual to get my take on a classic, refined layer that’s going to take your Zoom call style to the next level (along with, of course, your Mott and Bow Slim Crosby Jeans and your Bruno Magli Positano Loafers).

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Thanks for joining us today as we set our sights on a new year, new style picks and much bigger and better things than 2020. Before I let you cruise into the weekend, I’ve got one last guide for you, and that’d be my take on how to dress in refined style this winter. From a suede bomber jacket to Todd Snyder corduroy pants, I think you’re going to like the looks of this #OOTD. Cheers to the weekend, folks!

The Sunday Sale: Get 30 Percent Off Classic Blue Jeans from Mott & Bow Today

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Slim blue jeans that’ll break in over time and look great all the while — on sale now for a great deal.

Thanks for joining us, my friends, for another edition of The Sunday Sale, where we give you the inside scoop on a great deal to close out your weekend the right way. And as we roll through the holidays in earnest, here’s where it gets good: You’ve just now stumbled across a standout deal on some of the best men’s jeans out there, all thanks to the good folks at Mott & Bow. In fact, you can get 30 percent off Mott & Bow final sale jeans with the code ‘finalsale’, a move I recommend you make as soon as possible. To be more specific, you can snag 30 percent off the famed Mott & Bow Slim Norfolk Jeans, an inky blue pair of raw denim that hasn’t been pre-washed, giving you all the more opportunity to truly make these jeans your own this season. Call ’em some of the coolest men’s jeans out there, just make sure you get them in your closet for versatile holiday dressing. Here’s the kicker, though: These jeans are final sale, so no returns or exchanges are allowed.

SHOP: The Mott & Bow Slim Norfolk Jeans 

A slim fit and quality fabric set these jeans apart from the pack.

However, if you’ve read the blog through the years, you’ll recognize that Mott & Bow should certainly deliver plenty of quality and style for the price (now, well under $100 using that discount code). Heck, you can head back to my 2015 Mott & Bow product review for even more evidence that these jeans deliver the goods, and that’s saying something. Normally, Mott & Bow offers free returns and exchanges, so you’re taking on some risk here, but these jeans should pay off in spades if you need a versatile, well-fitting pair to rock at holiday gatherings (either of the smaller, distanced variety or the Zoom type). The best part is that discount and all the style potential you get from ’em. Well-done, Mott & Bow. Well-done.

SHOP: The Mott & Bow Slim Norfolk Jeans

The Friday Read: A Red Wing Boots Giveaway, New Mott and Bow Denim & Tom Brady’s New Sunglasses

Men's Classic Moc 6-Inch Boot in Brown Leather 1907 | Red Wing Shoes

An iconic pair of classic Red Wing boots, and just one of the many covetable pairs on offer from the brand this season.

My friends, it’s time you stepped into fall with a pair of Red Wing moc toe boots (available via UNCRATE) — like the rugged leather boots shown above, in fact. I’ve got some even better news, though. You’ve got a chance to win your own pair of archival Red Wing Heritage boots right now. The legendary footwear company is opening the Red Wing vault this fall, releasing a limited vintage footwear offering each month — one pair per month, with some styles dating back to 1963. Simply head to the brand’s Instagram page to find out more. And if, in addition to trying your luck, you’d also like to buy some Red Wing boots right now, you can snag ’em at retailers like UNCRATE in the meantime. Alright, now that we’ve stepped on into the weekend a little bit, who’s ready to get down to business?

There’s plenty to get excited about in the world of men’s style as we get ever closer to fall. To help you prepare for the season ahead, I’ve started writing for Huckberry’s revamped Journal — it’s back and better than ever, and I’m so pleased to be able to cover the best waxed trucker jackets and plenty more along the way. I’ve also kept plenty busy contributing to Maxim.com to start fall — more on that below, too! And before I put on another pot of coffee and start to scheme my next brewery visit (likely to Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing!), I’ve also got to shout that you can (and should!) hit Subscribe to get my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, delivered twice-weekly to your inbox — every Tuesday and Saturday, in fact. I’m talking indie rock, craft beer, the best fall gear and much, much more. How about it? Of course, you can also swing back through the blog tomorrow to check out my Style Pick of the Week. The rest of your Friday Read awaits below.

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The best way to prep for the season ahead? Gear up with Faherty Brand, folks.

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  • Here we are with more of the best gear for a fall weekend. In fact, it comes from a brand you probably recognize from the blog: That, my friends, would be the good folks at American Giant. With a focus on casual, rugged men’s basics — including the best hooded sweatshirt for fall — the American Giant team is on the case when it comes to outfitting you in easy-going yet cool style for the season ahead. After all, when you put in the hours and focus on American-made menswear, the results are going to speak for themselves. Note that the brand has also shifted production to make some of the best face masks on the market during these trying times, too.
  • As I mentioned above, I’ve certainly stayed plenty busy on the writing front, including a recent feature for Maxim.com that’s definitely a highlight of my writing career. I caught up with NFL legend Tom Brady to talk all about his new eyewear collaboration with Danish brand Christopher Cloos! The partnership features plenty of stylish sunglasses and Blue Light eyeglasses, too. Read more before you snap up a (surprisingly affordable!) pair.

Well, how about it? Are you ready for the weekend — and ready to stock up on the best men’s gear for fall, no less? I certainly know I am. In the spirit of always being ready for what lies ahead, I’m going to point you toward my 25 best men’s gear picks for fall, an extensive offering (if I do say so myself) that really does have something for everyone. To wit: I cover everything from stylish leather boots to American-made socks, classic Persol sunglasses Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants and much, much more. Sounds too good to pass up, does it not? My friends, thank you for reading, thank you for being here & let’s start the weekend off right.

 

The Friday Read: New Jeans from Mott and Bow, Work-From-Home Footwear & Grayers Face Masks

Get a tee, give a tee — a perfect way to give back to charity relief efforts.

As we kick off another Friday Read here on The Style Guide, we’re going to dive right in the best way possible: By highlighting a great way to give back to front-line first responders. Those relief efforts come courtesy of Huckberry, who just launched its For the Frontlines program. The scoop is this: Put your hard-earned dollars toward both style and a good cause through buying the Proof 72-Hour Frontlines Donation Bundle. You get a stylish merino tee for yourself, and another shirt is being sent to a frontline worker — how cool is that? You can also request a T-shirt of your own if you happen to be a frontline worker. If that’s the case, thank you on behalf of this small Brooklyn style blog for your extraordinary service. The cause is a noble (and stylish) one, so kudos to Huckberry for launching this program.

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In the meantime, there are other ways you can give back to COVID-19 relief efforts. For instance: Head to HELM Boots to pick up your new favorite leather boots, then use the code “donate20” to get 20% off your purchase — while $20 goes to relief efforts. It’s a great inititiave with some excellent benefits from one of the most stylish boot brands I’ve come across. There’s also plenty more covered in today’s Friday Read when it comes to new gear, including the best new dive watch on the market (available for pre-order right now from Martenero — more on that below). Now that we’ve covered those items of business, what else is on your weekend to-do list? I’m looking forward as always to tucking into some strong coffee (this time via the Brooklyn outpost of Ninth Street Espresso) and playing a new vinyl record I just got in, the terrific 2017 album “Antisocialites” from Canadian indie rockers Alvvays! Are you a fan? And how are you using your added time at home this weekend? Give me a shout on Twitter, and enjoy the Friday Read below.

Now’s your chance to get an early deal on one of the best new dive watches around.

  • OK, let’s talk watches for a second — like the stylish dive watch shown above. If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a coveted Martenero timepiece (as seen here on the blog), you know they’re the real deal. This stylish watch brand is back in a big way with yet another opportunity to crowdfund a new timepiece — the  Martenero Belgrano is one of the coolest watches to buy now (well, pre-order, at least). Here’s the deal: It’s Martenero’s first dive watch, paying homage to classic models while delivering style all its own. 200 meters of water resistance and a crisp, sharp design help blend fashion and function, and the 316L stainless steel construction ensures plenty of durability. Right now, you can pre-order the Martenero Belgrano for an early bird special of $299 (it’ll ship this September), with prices increasing from there if you don’t snag the deal in time. Act quickly, because that’s a great deal compared to the full retail price of $790. If looks and design are any indication, Martenero has just come out with your new favorite watch — maybe pick up one in every color if you feel so inclined. 

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  • Here’s your reminder that that yes, yes indeed … you can still shop for and try on some of the best men’s jeans to wear at home. Crucially, stylish jeans with stretch are the kind you should be searching for, and that’s where NYC’s Mott and Bow (a longtime favorite of mine) comes into play. Right now, you can use the code beau10 to get 10 percent off your first purchase at Mott and Bow! Keep in mind, the brand also makes stylish henleys and some of the softest, coolest T-shirts known to man. There’s never been a better time to upgrade your spring at-home style.
  • It’s heartening to see how so many brands are pivoting their operations and looking for ways to give back to COVID-19 relief efforts, is it not? Found under the New Arrivals section, you’ll come across a unique-but-crucial addition to the Grayers brand and its lineup of summer style essentials. That’s right, Grayers is now selling (non-medical) face masks in an array of cool-looking and high-quality fabrics. It’s a sign of the times, to be sure, but it’s a welcome way that the brand is giving back. Pick up a four-pack (or two-pack!) now.
  • NYC-based men’s shoes brand Ankari Floruss (started by prominent menswear aficionados Moti Ankari and Marcel Floruss), recently debuted its first-ever pair of slides for cool, refined at-home style. They’re handmade from 100 percent leather and retail for $117, with a portion of sales going to helping frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. I can’t think of a more stylish way to give back.

Is it really the weekend if you aren’t kicked back, cup of coffee (or cold beer) in hand, perusing some of the best menswear deals of the moment? Not quite. If you’re new here, I’m going to direct you toward another edition of The List — it’s  my weekly roundup of the best men’s gear for plenty of different style situations. Rest assured, although we’re all at home, it’s crucial that you stay dressing in style. Correct? Indeed. OK, that’s all for today. Thanks for reading — stay safe, stay healthy.

-Beau

Style Pick of the Week: Mott and Bow Laight Slim Wash Light Jeans

Utterly classic slim jeans that are a winner any day of the week this spring.

If you’ve been regularly checking your calendar, you’ll notice that we’re past St. Patrick’s Day and barreling toward spring properly now — that means, of course, that you need spring style essentials. And to be more specific: You need a pair of the best light wash jeans for spring, and that’s where Mott and Bow can assuredly help you out. If you read the  blog on the regular (as you should!), you’ll notice that the company frequently makes some of the best jeans on the market, period — that goes for the coolest black jeans you’ve ever seen, as well as classic, winter-ready denim. But again, let’s shift our attention toward the slim light wash jeans you need to be wearing right now. We talked last summer about these slim jeans for warm weather, and it’s the right time to revisit ’em. Warmer weather means lighter fabrics, lighter colors and generally more casual style, so welcome it wholeheartedly with the Mott and Bow Laight Jeans, I say. And when it comes to Mott and Bow denim, you should rest easy knowing you’re getting the most bang for your buck (these jeans retail for $118, after all). In this case, the Mott and Bow Laight Jeans are made with 98 percent cotton and 2 percent elastane for ever-critical comfort and stretch. The hits just keep coming, though.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Laight Jeans

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Tailored, not-too-tight jeans from Mott and Bow.

It can be tough to find slim light wash jeans that fit the bill (pun very much intended) in terms of how they drape and move. Once again, Mott and Bow comes to the rescue with some of the best men’s denim, all made to fit every body type (Slim, Straight and Skinny fits take care of that). I think you’re going to find that the Mott and Bow Laight Jeans aren’t too skinny, nor are they too baggy — they fit just right. What’s more, with Mott and Bow‘s design process, you’re getting the kind of expertly faded (stonewashed, to be exact) denim that feels great right out of the box. For the guy on the go (that’s you!) who wants to wear stylish light wash jeans with everything from a classic white tee and high-top sneakers to a navy cotton blazer and classic suede chukkas, that versatility in design (not to mention comfort and fit) is critical. And one last point: While the Mott and Bow Laight Jeans  are nicely made for the weekend — throw on your favorite hooded sweatshirt and get out the door — these are also jeans you can wear to the office, particularly with a grey slub polo and the aforementioned classic suede chukkas. The world of style possiblities is nearly endless when it comes to Mott and Bow jeans, so snag this pair and get started exploring.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Laight Jeans

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See Now, Buy Now: Mott and Bow Now Makes Your New Favorite Sweatshirt

A well-made, casual and seriously cool sweatshirt from Mott and Bow.

If  you visit the digital pages of this blog often enough, you’ll find that we’re big fans of NYC-based denim purveyors Mott and Bow. They’re the focus once again of today’s See Now, Buy Now series, and they specialize in making a range of affordable men’s denim in quality fits, fabrics and washes, all with an emphasis on direct-to-consumer efficiency. And if you really, really dive deep into the blog, you’ll know that the brand does more than just make your favorite pair of jeans. In fact, as of this year, Mott and Bow is now making your new favorite sweatshirt (as the headline implies). The Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck is, most importantly, versatile yet casual, not to mention extremely stylish and well-made — how’s that for a triple whammy? Not bad, right? Like all Mott and Bow gear, the difference is evident right from the start, and in this case, that means the right fabric sets this stylish sweatshirt apart from the pack.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck

One of the versatile colors in which you can get this crucial sweatshirt.

It’s pretty great that a brand that makes some of the coolest men’s jeans continues to branch out into complementary, stylish pieces that work very well with the slim denim on tap from them — I’m a fan after testing in recent weeks and months. Available in colors like Charcoal Heather, Heather Gray and the Navy option seen above, this rugged-yet-classic crewneck sweatshirt should  pair well with everything from slim dark blue denim (from Mott and Bow, of course) and a classic Oxford shirt to tan chinos & white high-top sneakers for a bit of early, early spring transitional style. It helps that the crewneck sweatshirt has transcended its humble athletic roots to become a go-to everyday style move — I’d also suggest you layer it underneath a denim jacket with olive chinos and your favorite pair of chukka boots for easygoing weekend (or casual office!) style. The point is this: The Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck is more than just your average crewneck, and you should expect nothing less from a brand that continues to innovate on all fronts.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck

 

The Friday Read: The Best Gifts for Men, New Mott and Bow Denim & The Perfect T-Shirt

The right way to gear up for a cozy winter weekend — don’t you agree? Faherty Brand gets it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — ’tis the season to bundle up in style, get your shopping taken care of, and then … kick back with one of the best Christmas beers, right? To help you get started with that first step, might I suggest picking up a Faherty Brand sweater for rugged style and cozy comfort? Something like the essential Faherty Brand Legend Sweater ought to do the trick, don’t you agree? After all, you can never go wrong with a stylish sweater that doubles as a rugged shirt — at least, that’s what I think. You’ll find today’s post is focused on plenty of the best gifts for men, from a well-crafted T-shirt to a new men’s grooming upgrade — there’s no time to waste if you still need to take care of some shopping. Holiday shopping will definitely be on my mind this weekend in NYC, but I’m excited to have some time off to properly take in the sights and sounds of the city.

On that note, I’m venturing into Manhattan on Saturday to fuel up with Birch Coffee, explore Central Park — potentially snapping some photos for my Instagram along the way — and then cap the day off in a big way. I’m heading to a rare evening on Broadway (well, in this case, Off-Broadway) to see a much-hyped production of “Cyrano,” starring Peter Dinklage and featuring music written by none other than members of my favorite band, The National! Lead singer Matt Berninger and his wife, Carin Besser, wrote lyrics for this updated production of “Cyrano,” while brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner (the multi-instrument virtuosos of the band) wrote music. Talk about an incredible combination — and surely, an incredible production! I really can’t wait. What’s on your weekend to-do list? First things first, check out today’s Friday Read.

  • Let’s get down to holiday gifting, shall we? I mentioned above that we’d dive into a great deal on men’s jeans, and that’s in fact the case here with Mott and Bow. The NYC brand is still going strong when it comes to making some of the best men’s jeans, and this season, they’ve got quite the deal on tap:  Get a free tee with any order of denimusing the code HOLIDAY19!
  • now through the end of the month. Want more deals on the best men’s jeans and accessories from this excellent brand? It gets better. Use the code (again, HOLIDAY19!) to get a free scarf or hat with orders over $200. The search for the best pair of men’s denim just got a whole lot easier.
  • Alright, so I’m going to point you toward a major grooming upgrade (and a major grooming gift) for the guy in your life this season. Helpfully, Cardon for Men is launching a limited-edition gift set with a special early preview of two products set to launch in January (those two new products would be the Clay Purifying Cleaners and 3-in-1 Hydro Boost Gel Moisturizer). So, that’s a special gift set that also offers an early look at two new potential grooming favorites — what’s not to love about that??
  •  Perhaps you want to pick up a gift for the traveler in your life? Look no further than the richly crafted, well-appointed Tecovas Large Duffle, from the same brand that’s built quite the heritage of making ultra-functional (and stylish) cowboy boots.
  • Speaking of essential gifts, what about the perfect T-shirt? It’s possible now, thanks to General Issue (the work of award-winning designer Susan Woo). This new brand works with factories and like-minded partners in Brooklyn to craft luxurious-yet-accesible basics, resulting in a well-curated line with three items to start. A super-soft short-sleeve tee, a sharp polo, and a casual long-sleeve shawl tee are up for grabs — whoever gets one of these is going to love it, guarnateed.

Alright, that’s going to end my latest rundown of crucial men’s gifts to buy now — there’s plenty more where that came from in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, perhaps you’re interested in reading about even more of the best new menswear releases? From a rugged waxed trucker jacket to the best new leather boots, I guarantee you my latest gear roundup will have something for you (or the stylish fella on your shopping list). Cheers to the season!