#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Your New Favorite Boots for Spring

My friends, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be mighty hesitant to stow away your favorite boots, even as spring weather starts to roll through town in earnest. But that’s where today’s #OOTD comes into play, because we’re going to talk all about how you can keep wearing your new favorite boots, even through the balmy days of spring. It all starts, naturally, with finding the right pair of boots.

They’ve got to be lightweight yet durable, they’ve got to be able to handle the demands of spring weather and spring pursuits — from casual days at that reopened office to afternoons hanging out at your favorite brewery — and they’ve got to pack in a lot of bang for your buck. As you’ll see below, the best boots for men are coming at you courtesy of Huckberry and the brand’s recently launched line of workwear-inspired boots. They’re supported, of course, by plenty of other new Huckberry essentials, and that’s a great thing for you indeed. We’re talking the best henley for men, plus some classic selvage jeans and an investment-level watch. I don’t want to spoil the rest of it, but believe me when I say it’s going to look great and perform quite well for you this season (to say the very least). Lace ’em up and let’s get to work.

  • The Boots: Rhodes Footwear Bozeman Boots, $265 — Let’s build this #OOTD from the ground up with the best boots for men this season. These workwear-inspired boots are rugged, durable and yet built on a lightweight wedge outsole.
  • The Henley: Marine Layer Lightweight Henley, $68 –The key with this rugged and functional ensemble is the right supporting pieces, like the best henley for men, done up in a lightweight fabric.
  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Jacket, $178 — This Flint and Tinder trucker jacket is a stone-cold classic, and now it’s done up with unlined construction. Call it one of the best spring jackets for men.
  • The Spring Denim: Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim, $168 — Back at it with more gear from Flint and Tinder, this time featuring some of the best jeans for men this spring. The stretch selvage is comfortable and versatile.
  • The Watch: Alsta Superautomatic 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Watch, $2,090 — Bear with me here, because this investment-level watch is durable, incredibly well-made, and highly precise. It’s the best men’s watch for this ensemble, guaranteed.
  • The Belt: Flint and Tinder 365 Belt, $85 –Every great ensemble requires the best accessories, like one of the most dependable leather belts for men out there. And yes, it’s from Flint and Tinder.
  • The Grooming Essential: ASYSTEM Performance Skincare , $55 — Stock up on a handy trio of the best men’s grooming essentials, and reap the rewards with refreshed skin for spring.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid, $240 — Mystery Ranch makes some of the best everyday carry gear for guys, and this durable hybrid bag is made to go anywhere you go this season.

That’s going to wrap up todays #OOTDD, and quite nicely at that, right? Right. Fear not boots lovers, because you can assuredly keep wearing some of the best boots for men this spring, as long as you’ve found the right pair. And in my humble opinion, those workwear-inspired boots as shown above are going to be the right way to go, to say the very least. The ensemble gets all the better, though — it’s accented with a lightweight henley for spring layering, and not just any old henley. Again, in my opinion, the best henley for men only gets better when you pair it with one of the best spring jackets for men, a rugged trucker jacket that just improves with age. Naturally, some of the best jeans for men complement this look quite nicely and in casual-yet-rugged fashion, while an investment-level watch is the natural next step as far as your accessories are concerned. Finish it off with a leather belt from Flint and Tinder, grab some of the best everyday carry gear for guys and get ready to hit the road in style. Or rather, get to ready to get done whatever it is you need to get done. Cheers to spring!

#OOTD: How to Layer a T-Shirt This Spring

We talked in our last #OOTD about how to wear a sweater for spring, and it’s high time we took that same approach again, is it not? Well, not the exact same approach, but with a similar focus on spring layering. That’s why we’re here with a new #OOTD, and it’s all about how to layer a T-shirt for spring, because it’s not all fun and games out there. Spring weather can be breezy and blustery and downright unpredictable, which is why pieces like a spring overshirt or the best spring trucker jacket are going to be so valuable. It’s much the same with finding the best T-shirt for spring, one that’s well-made and durable enough to stand up on its own while also looking great when layered up accordingly. Of course, you’ll find all the supporting gear you need and more, from your new favorite spring jacket to the best affordable watch for men to the best men’s jeans for versatility and classic looks all the way.

After all, a guy has to make the right move when it comes to dressing for weather that can go any which way, and when the pursuits of spring are so varied as well (from weekend strolls to outdoor beers to days working from home), your gear has to pass muster, too. And with all that being said, here’s the #OOTD to help you get the job done, whatever that job might be this time out.

The coolest way to wear your T-shirt? You be the judge.
  • The T-Shirt: Grayers Acme High Twist Tee in Forged Iron, $45 — This ensemble has to start with the very best, and in this case, that means one of best T-shirts for men and in a nice color, too.
  • The Lightweight Jacket: Billy Reid Flight Jacket, $350 — When wearing your new favorite T-shirt, it’s best to keep spring weather in mind, like we mentioned earlier. That means one of the coolest men’s jackets for the season is also crucial. You’re investing in the best here.
  • The Spring Denim: Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Medium Indigo,¬†$165 — Now, we’ve talked about the best men’s jeans for spring in the past on the blog, so it’s high time you kept getting great wear out of ’em.
  • The Spring Boots: R.M.Williams Gardener Chelsea Boots, $470 via UNCRATE — Head to the well-stocked digital shelves of UNCRATE to get a perfectly rugged pair of the best Chelsea boots for transitional spring weather.
  • The Socks: Flint and Tinder Surplus Collection Socks, $18 — A pair of rugged Chlesa boots calls for an accompanying pair of the best socks for men, and it’s helpful that the new Flint and Tinder collection has the pair you need.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT, $1,795 — Bear with me here on the price of this rugged stainless steel dive watch, because it’s going to deliver every bit of the functionality you need this season, plus some added style points.
  • The Everyday Carry: Billykirk No. 480 Small-Batch Carryall, $675 — No matter where your spring season takes you, especially if it’s a busy day of spring weekend errands, you need a stylish way to carry all of your gear. Luckily, Billykirk’s small-batch carryall is exactly what the doctor ordered.
  • The Grooming Essential: Duke Cannon Standard Issue Face Lotion, $10 — Leave it to the good folks at Duke Cannon to get your spring grooming refresh squared way with one of the best face moisturizers for men.
Part tailored jacket, part sweater, all versatility.

So, that’s going to wrap up this very carefully composed, highly stylish and spring-ready #OOTD. Whos’ felling more ready for the season, ehh? I know I am, and it starts with the little details, like a stylish way to carry all of your gear, and it rolls right through to the big-ticket items, like the centerpiece of this ensemble, the best T-shirt for spring. It’s the sort of T-shirt you can wear with just about anything, including al on its own but this look gets a major leg up thanks to the exceptionally cool Billy Reid Flight Jacket shown above. That’s only the tip of the iceberg, as it were, because a pair of the best men’s jeans are putting in in plenty of work when it comes to rugged, dependable spring style. The same can certainly be said for that pair of the best Chelsea boots for maximum spring style and performance, no matter the weather or where your travels take you. Accessorize with a pair of the best socks for men, then top it all off with a rugged stainless steel dive watch to stay on time in style. It gets even better when you consider the utility and style of Billykirk’s small-batch carryall, and the entire thing is capped off quite nicely with a crucial moisturizer from Duke Cannon. The next time you need to look great for casual spring style, start with the best T-shirt for spring and build your outfit from there. It won’t let you down. Happy shopping, folks!

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear a Sweater This Spring

Is it just me, or is it drafty in here? Spring brings with it climbing temperatures, but also its fair share of chilly, breezy days, which is why we’re going to get into how to wear one of the best sweaters for men this spring, and from a revered designer at that. This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Billy Reid this week (seriously, check back on the blog tomorrow), and that’s all with very good reason. The Alabama-based designer makes some of the best style essentials for men, the kind of classic pieces that are subtly done but perfect beyond the surface level, and that includes one of the best men’s sweaters for spring, as you’re about to find out. This look also includes, naturally, some of the best casual style staples you’re going to find this season, including some of the best jeans for men (keep reading, trust me!).

The end result is an #OOTD that looks great any day of the week in these casual times, but it’s especially fitting for a weekend outdoor brunch or time spent hanging out with the family. Don’t overthink it and don’t overdo it, just use elevated casual pieces — like the Billy Reid Dover Crew — to turn your everyday dressing into something cool and classic. While it’s an investment, as you’ll find out, it’s one that’s going to pay off. And it all comes together in one of the best ways to wear a sweater for spring, if I do say so myself.

  • The Sweater: Billy Reid Terry Dover Crew, $198¬†— You’re certainly investing in this Terry cotton sweater, but on breezy spring days, it’s one of the best men’s sweaters you’ll ever find. The distressed leather elbow patches are among the many standout touches.
  • The Shirt: Faherty Brand Movement Shirt, $148¬†— Faherty has a knack for making the best men’s casual shirts out there, like this easy-to-layer stretch Oxford shirt that teams nicely with your Billy Reid sweater.
  • The Denim: Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans in Medium Indigo, $165 –You’ve previously read about the Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans on the blog, and they’re back today with good reason. Exceptionally durable, incredibly well-made and utterly classic, they’re some of the best jeans for men this spring.
  • The Boots: Huckberry x Coors Banquet Boots, $498 — How cool is this? Huckberry and Coors Banquet teamed up on some of the most rugged leather boots to wear all spring and into summer. A true winner in my book.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Cashmere Extended Crew Socks, $68¬†— Hey, some of the best men’s boots call for some of the best socks for men, and this cashmere pair is as refined and stylish as it gets.
  • The Watch: Timex Standard Leather Strap Watch, $79¬†— A cool elbow-patch sweater and rugged leather boots call for a classic leather watch to match, right? Right. This Timex leather strap watch is highly affordable, too.
  • The Ballcap: Western Rise Versa Hat, $59¬†— Looking for a subtle, functional, stylish ballcap to wear on the daily? The Western Rise Versa Hat is the way to go, seeing as it’s made with four-way stretch fabric and is also waterproof and stain-resistant.
  • The Everyday Carry: Hard Graft Cash & Coin Wallet, $175¬†— Want to minimize your daily carry as you hop around town on the weekends? Get this investment-level leather wallet, one of the coolest wallets for men I’ve laid eyes on in some time.

OK, folks. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Well, not quite. Let’s run it back one more time and explore what makes this #OOTD so essential for spring. It all starts off with the expertly crafted, investment-level Billy Reid Dover Crew, which is somewhat similar to your favorite casual crewneck sweatshirt, but with a ton more style points. It’s an ideal choice for casual weekend layering, especially alongside one of the best men’s casual shirts, a stretch Oxford you can wear to work (on Zoom) or out and about in town. And when the time does come to put on some jeans, make sure you’re doing it the right way: With a pair of the best jeans for men in a mid-wash finish that’s perfectly done.

Of course, it gets even better with a pair of rugged leather boots for durable performance no matter where your day takes you. The accessories are casual and crisp all at once, including a durable and highly affordable Timex leather strap watch, and you’re going to want to top things off with a¬†stylish ballcap from Western Rise. I’d be remiss not to remind you again that you need a pair of the best socks for men to keep your feet comfortable and in proper form. Last but not least, you certainly won’t want to leave the house without a stylish leather wallet in tow. OK, now that’s really all there is. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the season!

#OOTD: How to Wear A Trucker Jacket This Spring, the Best Way

Stepping into a new season should be as fun as it is functional and durable, especially when the ever-shifting confines of spring can present everything from sunny, breezy days in the park to blustery, chilly days on the road or the trail (or at the outdoor backyard bar). Preparation is key, and that’s precisely why you’re going to love this take on how to wear a classic suede trucker jacket. Leave it up to today’s #OOTD to dress for spring in rugged, durable, classic style — to say the very least.

In fact, this ensemble covers everything you could ask for in a seasonal look, from top-to-bottom (that even includes the best men’s everyday bag, one built with serious style from Billykirk). Of course, pieces like a rugged men’s henley are still crucial as we move from one season into the next (remember what I said about needing to be ready for anything). A pair of the best leather boots for men will provide on-the-go style and durability when you need it the most, and accessories like one of the best leather watches for men are also top of mind in any season (spring very much included). For now, keep scrolling to check out the rest of this #OOTD, then head to my Instagram to see how I’m dressing this season. Cheers, my friends!

A mix of rugged durability and classic style — you really can’t go wrong.

  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker, $998¬†— Listen, there are coats you can wear every single day, and coats you save for special occasions. This classic suede trucker jacket is both, so make it worth your while and break it out a lot.
  • The Classic Shirt: Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, $135¬†— There’s never a bad season to wear the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, an outdoor staple you can wear for more leisurely pursuits through breezy spring weather without missing a beat.
  • The Henley: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley, $59 via UNCRATE¬†— Score a great deal on this rugged men’s henley, the perfect spring base layer, at UNCRATE now.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98¬†— Are the Proof Rover Pants your new favorite pants? They very well could be, blending the style points of jeans with the toughness of work pants for anything spring throws your way.
  • The Boots: Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots, $150¬†— Get a standout deal on some of the best leather boots for men this season, the kind you can wear in any casual spring style scenario, outdoor dining or day hikes included. Indeed, the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots are a stone-cold classic.
  • The Hat: Melin Thermal A-Game Hat, $69¬†— When you want to throw on a stylish ballcap that’s going to look cooler than an athletic cap, while also keeping you warm against breezy spring winds, this Melin thermal ballcap is the one you want.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi XL Automatic Leather Strap Watch, $259¬†— The good folks at Timex make some of the best leather watches for men, as they have for years, and the Timex Navi XL Automatic is no different.
  • The Everyday Carry: Billykirk No. 478 Small-Batch Carryall, $550¬†— No matter what your spring agenda entails (even if that just means an outdoor brunch and loading up this rugged carryall with some to-go beers), Billykirk has you covered with the best men’s everyday bag on the market.

The beauty of this #OOTD is that it’s got plenty of parts working in harmony to provide maximum durability and classic looks, all at once. Take the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, a rugged overshirt that you can wear on its, atop your rugged men’s henley, if you so desired. Yet here, it gets an even further shot in the arm, thanks to the crucial, classic suede trucker jacket. It’s the perfect balance of rugged and refined, something that’s also exemplified by the Proof Rover Pants, which wear like tough work pants but look like sleek black jeans, in a way.

Talk about day-to-night style, the kind that only gets better when you consider the trail-to-town utility of the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots,¬† which are going to look right at home alongside the rugged Timex Navi XL Leather Watch — which itself is dressy enough in its own way. The real capper here are two stylish, cool accessories to literally top things off. Your Melin thermal ballcap wears quite well when you want casual, warm style for chilly spring days, while the rugged carryall from Billykirk delivers EDC performance in the clutch. You’ve just found your new favorite look for spring, folks.

#OOTD: How to Wear An Overshirt This Spring — The Best Way

If you’re looking to shed some extra layers in style, and if you’re looking for advice on how to wear an overshirt this spring, you’re in the right place. Simply put, if it’s a rugged men’s shirt you seek for spring, the kind that can go anywhere you ask it to go, then the Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt is the one you want right now (and today’s #OOTD is the one to check out). It’s both one of the best men’s overshirts and one of the best standalone shirts in its own right, and that’s the way the rugged gear purveyors at Filson would like to have it. An overshirt is a workhorse of your wardrobe, as you’ll see today, with the ability to be worn atop your favorite henley (more on that in a moment) for breezy early spring style, no matter how blustery things get out there.

Spring is a time for new beginnings, new style moves and new opportunities to get back out there after a long, cold winter, and the best gear has just got to be up to snuff — that’s the way it is these days. And when you find yourself standing once again in front of your closet, pondering what to wear for a spring stroll or a day enjoying some socially distanced patio beers, you’ll find the proper answer below: The Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt¬† is the casual overshirt you need ASAP.

How to wear an overshirt this spring

A rugged and reliable overshirt from Filson for spring layering.

  • The Lightweight Overshirt: Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt, $125¬†— Made from a pre-washed, midweight cotton twill, this is the sort of stylish overshirt to throw on as a reliable top layer this spring whenever you could use one.
  • The Henley: Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley, $62¬†— It wouldn’t be an early spring ensemble without a rugged men’s henley to serve as an excellent base for your #OOTD, ehh?
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98¬†— You’ve assuredly read about the Proof Rover Pants here on the blog, and they’re some of the best work pants for whatever spring throws at you (even if it’s just an afternoon of outdoor brews).
  • The Boots: Beckett Simonon Lopez Boots, $239¬†— Because spring days can be jam-packed, you need some of the best leather boots for both durability and serious style. Plus, you can¬†use the code BEAU for 20 percent off.¬†
  • The Socks: American Trench Retro Stripe Socks, $12.50¬†— No pair of leather boots is complete without some of the best socks for men, ehh? This retro pair takes the cake.
  • The Belt: Tanner Gods Classic Belt, $105¬†— One of the best leather belts should be a staple of any man’s wardrobe, and this Tanner Goods belt is a longtime favorite of mine.
  • The Watch: Timex Standard Leather Strap Watch, $79¬†— The right way to finish off this #OOTD? With one of the best men’s watches under $100, of course. Nothing better.
  • The Spring Beer: Craft Beer Club Beer of the Month Box, $44.75 (12-Pack)¬†— Folks, how cool is this? Join this monthly craft beer club and get 12 beers a month for under $45, featuring plenty of seasonal styles like the Zipline Kolsch and more.
  • The Outdoor Essential: DISCOMMON Bottle Opener, $110¬†— Casual beers on your back porch just got a whole lot cooler — this titanium-and-leather bottle opener is a beautifully designed addition to your EDC, and perfect for weekend afternoon utility.

If you ask me, every great #OOTD for a new season is built from the ground up (or the top down) on the strength of both the little things (take the retro stripe socks shown here, some of the best socks for men) and the big things. Of course, the centerpiece of this rugged and on-the-go outfit is the Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt, a durable and well-made overshirt to wear through breezy spring days on end. It doesn’t all come together with the right layers and the right supporting cast, like a¬†rugged men’s henley and a pair of the best work pants for spring adventures, days in the field and days kicked back at the outdoor beer garden. How’s that for versatility, ehh?

That versatility is also the name of the game with a pair of the best leather boots, a hard-working plain toe pair of leather boots — a pair that’s also¬†20 percent off with the code BEAU, lest we forget. Round it all out with one of the best men’s watches under $100, and pair that combination up with a stylish leather belt from Tanner Goods. Last but certainly not least, stock your fridge for spring with beers from a handy monthly craft beer club, and keep cracking ’em open with one of the coolest bottle openers out there. Does that check off your list of spring style needs to start things off right? I sure hope so. Cheers and happy shopping!

#OOTD: How to Wear the Best New Spring Jacket from Huckberry

If you ask me, we all need one truly essential, go-to jacket in each and every season (yes, even summer). While your go-to winter jacket might be a burly parka or a tough waxed trucker jacket, the answer for spring style is a bit simpler. One of the best jackets for men this spring has got to be effective, it’s got to be versatile enough to wear casual and more tailored picks, and it’s got to be ready for anything, simple as that. Enter the¬†Flint and Tinder Quilted Flight Jacket,¬†an old-school jacket that draws design inspiration from military pieces and yet brings it all forward into the present day. That means a trimmer fit and more advanced fabrics, plus that reliable and durable design you’ve come to expect from Huckberry.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg, as it were, when it comes to getting ready for early spring. The season can bring everything from unexpected sunlight to even more unexpected rain, so the supporting cast in today’s #OOTD is on-hand to help you power through in style. To be more specific, picks like a performance-minded, classic men’s Oxford shirt, your new favorite T-shirt and the best chinos for men will help you go just about anywhere, be that an outdoor coffee date or a long-awaited return to the office. Put it all together at once, and you’re going to look, well, great. Keep on scrolling for today’s picks, folks.

 

Best men's jackets for spring

Putting the spotlight on a new favorite jacket from Huckberry this season.

  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Quilted Flight Jacket, $188¬†— Retro style meets modern functionality in this classic flight jacket, one of the best men’s jackets for spring (especially if you favor casual, on-the-go style). Huckberry gets it right.
  • The Shirt: Mack Weldon Oxford Shirt, $88¬†— This classic men’s Oxford shirt is made with high-performance fabric to wick moisture and prevent sweat, making it one of the coolest men’s buttondown shirts (literally) on the market. Don’t forget, Mack Weldon also offers¬†free U.S. shipping, folks.
  • The Base Layer: Sunspel Riviera T-Shirt, $90 via UNCRATE¬†— Here’s the thing with spring weather: It can go from blustery and rainy to hot in a matter of minutes. So, get this investment-level, James Bond-approved T-shirt to wear all on its own if need be.
  • The Pants: Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki, $118¬†— These Mott and Bow jeans feature a unique color versus other blue jeans in your rotation, making them a wise pick to shake up your spring style. Possibly the best men’s jeans out there.
  • The Watch: Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic, $1,005 — This adventure-ready watch remasters the Richard Dreyfuss watch from¬†Jaws,¬†making it supremely cool and seriously ready for anything spring has in store.
  • The Boots: Nisolo Andres All-Weather Boots, $260¬†— Spring weather can shift at any time, so you need a pair of the best leather boots for men, the kind that are weather-ready, stylish and ethically made. The Nisolo Andres Boots are here.
  • The Belt: Adelante Shoe Co. Essential Leather Belt, $125¬†— This stylish leather belt is handcrafted in Guatemala by a fairly paid, skilled artisan, making it the ideal complementary accessory to the rest of this #OOTD.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote, $265¬†— A rugged tote bag made for anything you can dream up, from hauling brewery cans to keeping your laptop safe while you head to an outdoor coffee shop? Sign me up (and just know that this Mission Workshop tote bag is exclusive to Huckberry, my friends).

Who’s got a newfound hankering for an outdoor stroll under some breezy spring sunlight? That sounds like just what the doctor ordered (along with wearing a mask, of course!), and these gear picks are here to help you get where you’re going. It all starts with your new favorite jacket from Huckberry, the kind of pick you can throw on and forget about (until you start receiving plentiful compliments, that is). For the office or for a bit of a polished-yet-casual feel on the weekend, your Mack Weldon Oxford Shirt is going to pull double-duty: We’re talking straightforward, subtle style and functionality.

Plus, you can wear said shirt atop that James Bond-approved T-shirt, unbuttoned, if the weather starts to warm up (Sunspel makes some of the best T-shirts for men in the game, no doubt). Rolling through the rest of this outfit, Mott and Bow jeans in a cool shade of Khaki offer a change of pace from the blue jeans you might normally wear, and a pair of the best leather boots for men seal it all together (literally — they’re waterproof) on your bottom half. If you want to invest a bit in your accessories for spring and well beyond, well, I can think of no better way than by picking up that iconic homage to the Richard Dreyfuss watch from¬†Jaws,¬†ehh? Even your handmade leather belt is a style upgrade that’s out of the ordinary. Of course, this #OOTD wouldn’t mean a thing without a rugged tote bag to haul your laptop, your notebook or other EDC essentials. If you like the look of this ensemble, let me know in the comments below. Stay stylish, stay safe and thanks for reading!

#OOTD: Here’s How to Wear a Field Jacket for Spring Weather

The right #OOTD for spring is all about how you style transitional gear picks into one cohesive look that’s ready for darn near anything. That’s why we’re here today, after all. It all starts off as you might expect when dealing with spring weather: With one of the best men’s jackets for spring. The Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket manages to be rugged yet modern, with a streamlined fit and some updates that take it above and beyond the ordinary field jacket of days gone by. Just look at the discreet chest zipper pockets, the strategically placed slanted hip pockets, the durable hardware and the organic cotton exterior, complete with a water-resistant finish.¬† Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket¬† can do it all. The look gets help along the way from some of the best new jeans from Mott and Bow, plus an Everlane Oxford shirt — two timeless picks that can work from day to night this spring. If you’re heading away on a weekend road trip or enjoying some outdoor beer garden brews or a¬† relaxing coffee — a few of the only pursuits we can take part in these days! — then this ensemble is going to do the hard work for you.

Some of the best spring rain boots also step up to the plate and provide functionality and style in equal measure. But if you really want to stand out subtly and stylishly this season, it’s one of the best men’s spring jackets you’re going to want to grab as you head out the door. Trust me on that one, folks. And to see how I’m dressing for spring, be sure to give me a follow on Instagram. Stay dry, stay stylish! Here’s the full #OOTD.

A sleek-yet-tough field jacket styled for on-the-go versatility this spring.

  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket in Forest Dry Wax, $238¬†— The durable water-resistant exterior and the sleek fit (plus the zippered hood) make this a jacket that readily blends form and function. One of the best field jackets around, easily.
  • The Shirt: Everlane Standard Fit Oxford, $62¬†— Is there any shirt more wearable for spring than a classic Oxford shirt from a radically transparent brand like Everlane? No sir, there’s not. And it pairs up perfectly with the Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket. Plus, you can get¬†10 percent off your first order now.¬†
  • The Spring Denim: Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Clay, $118¬†— While a pair of classic blue jeans won’t let you down, it’s sometimes nice to switch things up a bit. These slim jeans from Mott and Bow are a nice change of pace.
  • The Rugged Boots: Rhodes Footwear Dolomite Boots, $248¬†— These tough hiking boots just so happen to have a slim profile to go along with city or adventure-ready performance touches, making ’em some of the best leather boots for men now.
  • The Socks: Proof 72-Hour Merino Crew Socks, $32 (Two-Pack)¬†— That’s right: For long days on the, you need some of the best merino wool socks for men, and this two-pack delivers.
  • The Watch: Timex Marlin Automatic Leather Watch, $249¬†— Timex men’s watches are renowned for their durability and affordability — it doesn’t hurt that the Timex Marlin Leather Watch is retro-inspired, sharp and stylish, too (plus, Timex is offering free ground shipping on all orders).
  • The Grooming Essentials: Huron Big Three Kit, $38¬†— Get a trio of the best men’s grooming essentials out there, including face wash and face lotion. Talk about a spring refresh.
  • The Everyday Cary: DISCOMMON Watch Wallet 2, $210¬†— Although this everyday carry essential is listed as a watch wallet, it’s actually versatile enough to haul your journal and cash plus cards, in addition to safely storing a timepiece as needed. That makes it one of the best EDC gear picks you can have on your person this spring, I’d wager.

For as much as the devil is in the details, you might say, it’s just as important to get the big-ticket items properly secured to get around in style this season. That’s where one of the best field jackets enters your life and your wardrobe — the Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket is sleek and well-fitting, yet easy to layer. And even more crucially, it’s designed to stand up to spring rain and wind.

That makes it the best men’s spring jacket to wear atop your other versatile seasonal style picks here, including a classic Oxford shirt from the good folks at Everlane (just add a rugged crewneck sweatshirt if you get chilly). A pair of slim jeans from Mott and Bow in an eye-catching shade of blue switch things up from your typical blue jeans, and the entire combination sits stylishly atop the dependable Rhodes Footwear Dolomite Boots. Your ensemble can only go as far as your accessories, so some of the best merino wool socks for men are a wise bet for comfort and performance. Meanwhile, your Timex Marlin Leather Watch can take a bit of a pounding and look great in the process.¬† A trio of the best men’s grooming essentials helps keep your mug in fine form this season, and the innovative DISCOMMON Watch Wallet 2 protects your everyday carry without missing a beat. Feeling great about this ensemble? I know I am — see you out there this season.

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Shirt for Men This Winter (And Beyond)

As the calendar rolls along, perhaps you’ve realized that you’re stuck in a winter rut when it comes to your gear, your layering and your #OOTD ideas. That’s precisely where the Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Denim enters the equation, complete with the sort of rugged style that’ll make you forget about the same two or three shirts you’ve been wearing off and on this winter (hey, we’ve all been there). Take care to mix and match the right essentials, and you’ll find this look is even more versatile than you first thought. The Todd Snyder denim shirt is transformed into a reliable layering piece with the addition of one of the best pocket T-shirts as your base layer, and it’s all topped off with a waxed canvas jacket that’s simply primed for standout style, plus plenty of winter warmth. You can choose work pants or denim on your bottom (we’re going with rugged work pants, as you’ll see below), but one thing you can’t skimp on is a pair of the best winter boots for men — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there.

When you put the pieces of this look together, you’re ready for safe day trips out of town, weekends at a cabin retreat, outdoor brewery visits or socially distanced cocktails in the depths of winter. And when it comes time to ditch that jacket, take off your boots and fire up your computer, the rest of these pieces will keep on working for you. When you need a change of pace in your shirting rotation, look to this #OOTD )(and one of the best denim shirts) to get you set on the right path. Keep on scrolling for the full look, folks.

A rugged denim shirt should be your new go-to layering move.

  • The Denim Shirt: Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Denim, $198¬†— The right denim shirt is one that’s burly and rugged, made to be layered with ease. This Todd Snyder denim shirt checks all the proper boxes, folks.
  • The Base Layer: Dehen 1920 Pocket Tee, $58 via UNCRATE¬†— Winter weather can be unrelenting, which is why you need to add another layer here in the form of one of the best T-shirts for men (and it’s perfect to wear on a Zoom call underneath this denim shirt, too).
  • The Waxed Jacket: Buck Mason Dry Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket, $275¬†— The real key here is this blanket flannel-lined chore coat for rugged outings aplenty. You can also read more about this waxed canvas jacket here.
  • The Pants: Filson Dry Tin Cloth 5-Pocket Pants, $135¬†— Thinking about picking up a pair of Filson pants after reading this post, perhaps? These rugged Filson Dry Tin Cloth Pants are perfect for yard work, day hikes, brewery beer garden visits … you name it.
  • The Boots: Blundstone Super 550 Boots, $200¬†— These Blundstone boots are a stone-cold classic, with decades worth of heritage, comfort and rugged style built right in. Step out accordingly, my friends.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Boot Crew Socks, $14.50 — The good folks at Mack Weldon make some of the best boot socks for men — these should provide all-day comfort and solid style.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi Land Fabric Strap Watch, $140¬†— Rugged and affordable is the name of the game when it comes to Timex men’s watches, and the Timex Navi Land Watch can take a beating & look great, all at once.
  • The Hat: Barbour Carlton Beanie, $50¬†— Cruise through Huckberry to pick up one of the best men’s beanie caps, then stay nice and warm all day long.

If you ask me, I’d say you’re more than ready for whatever winter throws your way — that is, if you follow the guidelines above. The right denim shirt, in this case, a refined-yet-tough Todd Snyder denim shirt, works as well outside the house and in the field as it does when posted up in front of your computer (remember, that’s where one of the best pocket T-shirts enters your #OOTD). The Buck Mason waxed canvas jacket is going to provide crucial warmth and durability for excursions in and out of town (or just another round of beers underneath the brewery garden heat lamps, right?). Your Filson Dry Tin Cloth Pants can pull just as much double duty as your favorite jeans, so wear ’em as often as you please this season.

The same can be said for those Blundstone men’s boots, which are easy to slide on and yet hard-nosed when dealing with the demands of a wintry environment. The right boots are nothing, however, without some of the best boot socks for men, geared to give you comfort and good looks all day and night long. And for performance that simply won’t quit, go with the Timex Navi Land Watch on your wrist. Talk about a tough-as-nails timepiece, ehh? Top it all off with one of the best men’s beanie caps, then start planning where your next cold-weather pursuit will take you this season. Stay safe out there, my friends.

 

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear A Chore Coat for Winter

Ever feel like your winter gear rotation could use a shot in the arm? Especially as we slog through February? That’s why we’re here today, and you’re going to like what’s in the mix. Naturally, it’s a cozy, warm and rugged Buck Mason chore coat on tap below, with the best of the rest as far as seasonal style is concerned. We’ve talked in the past about how to wear a bomber jacket for winter, among other styles you need in your winter outerwear rotation, but how about we mix it up a bit these days, ehh?

Naturally, we’ve got the right layers to go along with one of the best men’s jackets for winter, including a nicely executed take on one of¬†best men’s flannel shirts for plenty of cozy, comfortable and yet versatile style. We’re also mixing in the sort of gear picks you can wear at home, back to the office or out on the road for a safe road trip, including classic olive chinos and of course, a pair of the most comfortable men’s socks you’ve tried on in some time. The accessories tie it together, your rugged leather boots keep you on your feet through the snow and the slush, and your everyday carry is as crucial as it gets to helping you power through winter in style. Heck, you’ll even be looking great to go along with this ensemble, because I’ve got a discount for you on some Oars + Alps face wipes, too.

Start things off with a standout jacket, and the rest will fall into place (at least, that’s how I feel about this look). Let me know on Twitter if you pick up any of these gear picks, and here’s to happy shopping.

How to wear a chore coat this winter

A tough chore coat paired up with classic chinos, tough leather boots and more winter gear.

  • The Chore Coat: Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat, $225¬†— A blazer and a chore coat rolled into one sounds like one of the best men’s jackets for winter, correct? Yes indeed.
  • The Shirt: Bonobos Lightweight Flannel Shirt, $58¬†— Get a heck of a deal on one of the best men’s flannel shirts in a rugged colorway; it’s the perfect layer to go along with¬†one of the best men’s jackets for winter.
  • The Chinos: Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos in Organic Olive, $98¬†— Go with a versatile pair of classic olive chinos in a straight-leg cut that’s laidback, not baggy.
  • The Boots: Rancourt & Co. Wolf Boots, $395¬†— The best bet with this ensemble is to lace up some of the best leather boots on the market, then wear ’em as often a possible.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Cashmere Extended Crew Socks, $68¬†— Complement your rugged boots with some of the best socks for men on the market. Mack Weldon sure knows how to make ’em, and you can even get free shipping right now.
  • The Watch: Timex American Documents Watch, $495¬†—¬† A made-in-America watch from Timex is as fine a way as any to play off this #OOTD’s rugged-casual good looks, and it helps that this watch is ever-so-slightly dressy, too.
  • The Grooming Essential: Oars + Alps Anti-Everything Pads, $16 — Whether at home or on the road, give your face a nice boost with these Oars + Alps face wipes. Oh, and you can use the code BEAU15 for 15 percent off right now.¬†
  • The Everyday Carry: Stuart & Lau Regimen Gym Bag, $395 at UNCRATE — As mentioned above, maybe you’re taking this look on the road or perhaps you’re hauling some essentials to and from the office. Either way, this stylish gym bag is the proper addition to your everyday carry.

Alright then, who’s ready to gear up for the rest of winter in rugged, versatile, go-anywhere style, ehh? Call me biased, but when your #OOTD starts off with one of the best men’s jackets for winter, and that jacket just so happens to be a rugged Buck Mason chore coat, I’d say you’re off to a strong start. It only gets better from there as far as fighting the cold in style, because your Bonobos flannel shirt is as fitting a winter layer as you’re apt to find these days. Keep things rolling in business casual or road trip-friendly style with classic olive chinos from a favorite brand, and rest assured that you’ll get anywhere you need to go quickly and easily thanks to some of the best leather boots, ones that are made in America, to boot.

They’re a fitting pairing alongside a new made-in-America watch from Timex, and things only get better in terms of your grooming and accessories, thanks to Oars + Alps face wipes and naturally, some of the best socks for men from another favorite brand. Last but not least, invest in a new Stuart + Lau gym bag over at UNCRATE,¬†then reap the rewards as you haul your gear in style. From A-to-Z, this ensemble has you covered for the rest of the season, the right way. Again, happy shopping and thanks for reading!

#OOTD: How to Wear a Shawl Cardigan Casually for Men This Winter

The shawl collar cardigan. How about it, folks? An essential, casual winter layer, yes? Now, we’ve talked about more refined style moves like how to wear a topcoat this winter (and you can certainly put that same Todd Snyder topcoat to use here as your outer layer), but let’s go a little more casual and talk about¬†how to wear a shawl cardigan this winter. Of course, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon next week, this can also serve as a guide on what guys should wear for Valentine’s Day. Ya dig? To get even more specific, let’s talk about how to wear the Peregrine Waffle Cardigan, a rugged-yet-versatile, classic shawl cardigan that’s going to complement plenty of your favorite casual style essentials this season. Consider this a slightly different take on my 2020 guide to wearing a cardigan, complete with a bit more laidback, relaxation-ready appeal. Why go with a shawl cardigan for winter? It’s simple, really.

The shawl neck gives it a more burly build, insulating you from the cold (seriously, you could wear this cardigan with just a scarf and a Huckberry beanie cap, sans jacket, if you really needed to get out there). And the shawl collar cardigan is a favorite of current style icons (think Daniel Craig as James Bond) and past style luminaries (look at Steve McQueen’s shawl cardigan) in equal measure. If it’s good enough for them, it’s more than good enough for you. When you pair it with casual-yet-rugged pieces like your favorite henley and the perfect casual watch (from Timex!), it only gets better. Heck, we’re even throwing some Woodford Reserve whiskey into the mix for at-home enjoyment. Keep scrolling for the rest of this #OOTD, and be sure to give me a follow on Instagram to see how I’m styling my winter gear from Huckberry and beyond this season.

A mix of rugged and casual style essentials for days and nights at home (including your favorite whiskey, of course).

Maybe it’s just me, but this outfit just speaks to me as far as excellent, truly casual, laidback-but-not-sloppy winter style is concerned. When you want to switch up your work-from-home wardrobe and transition into happy hour without missing a beat, or when you want to refresh your wardrobe (and your winter cocktail) on the weekend, I don’t think you can go wrong with one of the best men’s cardigans, for starters. It’s a classic and rugged move, and it’s made all the more comfortable thanks to one of the best men’s T-shirts around, a nice change of pace from a typical Oxford shirt.

The casual and comfortable at-home vibes get even better, though. That’s because the Western Rise Spectrum Joggers toe the line between chinos and sweatpants with ease, and they wear quite nicely alongside the GREATS Foster Slippers for the perfect balance of “at-home” or “quick store trip” style. You can’t skimp on your accessories even on casual days, so the Timex M79 ¬†is a reliable timepiece to throw on, while our friends at Huckberry come through with one of the best men’s winter hats for chilly, snowy days. Last but not least, a relaxed outfit calls for a relaxing pour of whiskey, so what better way to serve it than out of the incredibly unique Infused Skull Globe Decanter Set, right? Oh, and if I had my way, I know what you’ll be sipping on: Some winter whiskey from Woodford Reserve, naturally. That’s all I’ve got for today. Happy shopping and happy weekend hangs, folks!