See Now, Buy Now: Fight the Chill This Fall and Winter with this Buffalo Jackson Shirt Jacket

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell

See Now, Buy Now: These Stylish Tricker’s Boots Belong On Your Feet Right Now

An outrageously great-looking pair of boots — they belong on your feet.

Mark my words, this won’t be the first time this week (or season) that we talk about the best men’s boots for fall — far from it, in fact. Heck, it surely won’t be the first time you see the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots on The Style Guide, either. These rugged leather boots are striking and investment-worthy … so in short, they’re a perfect addition the lineup of men’s style essentials at Huckberry, ya dig? And the great part about the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots  is … they’re quite unlike any other pair of boots we’ve ever featured on the blog. Truly. These are UK-made boots coming from one of the oldest shoemakers in England — that’s pedigree that not event U.S. shoemakers (a la Rancourt & Co.) can come close to claiming.

That makes them a surefire bet if you want timeless style that gives you some bang for your buck. Trickers is simply among the best in the best at what they do, and the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots live up to that legend. They’re built sturdy all the way up, from the extra water-resistant leather (yes, extra) to the handsome profile and full leather lining.

SHOP: The Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots

The commando lug sole adds an extra touch of traction — to say the least.

So, you know Tricker’s is a revered English brand with an incredible depth of knowledge. What they’ve managed to do with the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots is quite remarkable, too. The design is based off English logger’s boots, and that gives it an air of rugged, heritage-inspired style. The full-grain leather gets its extra water-resistant qualities from a unique waxing process, and a commando sole gives the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots a TON of grip in inclement weather. But enough about the specs — how should you wear the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots? The world really is your oyster. They can work with slim dark denim, a thermal henley and a classic chambray shirt . or you can use them to add some serious cool to a grey flannel suit. Fancy something more in between? I’d team the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots with slim khaki chinos, your favorite denim jacket and a timeless Oxford shirt. But with a pair of boots this stylish, nothing beats the classics. I’m talking beat-up blue denim, a classic crewneck sweatshirt and — especially for the weekend — a great cup of craft coffee. That’s good enough for me, and I hope it’s good enough for you. Thanks for reading!

SHOP: The Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Blundstone Super 550 Boots Are a Must-Buy For Fall

A new favorite for yours truly — rugged, dependable and very comfortable.

Never given a pair of rugged Blundstone boots a try? Folks, that all ends today, because the Blundstone Super 550 Boots are as comfortable a pair of rugged fall footwear you’re apt to find out there. If you can believe it, your editor himself was somewhat skeptical about getting into Blundstone boots — how would the silhouette work? How would the boots look? How would they feel? Well, folks — I’m mighty pleased to say they fit great, they look terrific and they’ve surpassed my expectations … and then some. I had the opportunity to put them to the test right off the  bat, wearing them with a few other men’s style essentials to head to the excellent Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, and they certainly delivered in terms of quintessential festival style and rugged good looks. That’s but one of the reasons you need a pair of the Blundstone Super 550 Boots in your life. They’re an easy pair of grab-and-go boots, able to slide on and off with ease while pairing with other fall style essentials like slim dark denim and a rugged henley.

SHOP: The Blundstone Super 550 Boots

What’s more, it’s the pleasing functionality that helps to set the Blundstone Super 550 Boots. These Australian boots are iconic for a reason, and in this case, they fit the bill — they’re water-resistant and super, super comfortable. Yes indeed, it’s got to be the PORON® XRD™ technology in the heel, plus a polyurethane midsole. Translation: The ultimate in comfort, for a legitimate spring in your step. Seriously, these boots are as comfortable as can be, and I’ve put them through a lot already. So, thinking about making the Blundstone Super 550 Boots your next fall boot purchase? Go for it — feel  free to immediately wear them with a classic waxed trucker jacket and tough chore pants. You can also readily team the Blundstone Super 550 Boots with combinations that are slightly more offbeat — take the typically business casual combo of slim dark denim and a classic Oxford shirt, for instance. There’s no doubt about it — Blundstone Super 550 Boots offer unbeatable fall style and rugged appeal.

SHOP: The Blundstone Super 550 Boots

See Now, Buy Now: The Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea Boots Are Your Next Fall Footwear Pick-up

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Fit for going off trail … or just going down the road to your favorite coffee shop.

If you’re going to step into a new pair of the best men’s boots for fall, you might as well turn toward Danner, right? That’s my thought, at least. The lauded, Pacific Northwest-based bootmaker has taken its considerable expertise and turned it toward a pair of boots — the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea — that perfectly merge outdoor functionality and casual style. And make no mistake, a good pair of boots should likely top your list of fall style essentials (it’s October, after all!) The design approach taken on the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea is admirable and much-needed for the guy on the go, especially if you’re someone who’s on their feet a lot (y’know, the office, the coffee shop, the bar, a rock show … you get the picture). But here’s the great thing about these tough Danner boots — they’re quite stylish, as it were. That can be rare at times when shopping for comfortable shoes, but the fact that the Ortholite footbed and Vibram Fuga outsole on the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea are topped off with rich full-grain leather is pretty darn cool.

SHOP: The Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea via Huckberry 

The Ariaprene collar makes these easy to slip and go.

That sort of all-day style is what makes the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea particularly useful this fall. They’ve got the subtly stylish look of your favorite pair of Chelsea boots, combined with the rugged comfort to be worn to a bonfire or off trail on a (rather leisurely) day hike. These aren’t quite a pair of mountaineering boots, but dang it if they don’t feel comfortable enough to take on nearly anything. And another benefit of picking up the  Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea? The kind of style that goes with casual style scenarios aplenty. To keep it simple, I’d wear ’em with slim faded denim (try the Flint and Tinder Stonewash Jeans!), plus a grey crewneck sweater and a rugged field watch on a lazy fall weekend. Feeling a bit more polished? Try the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea with a navy cotton blazer, a garment-dyed Oxford shirt and slim tan chinos — no one will even know these boots were made to go off-trail.

How do you feel about boots that blend the comfort of sneakers and the look of a Chelsea boot? Let me know via Twitter. 

SHOP: The Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea via Huckberry 

See Now, Buy Now: Make the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants Your Everyday Essential

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Do we cover Flint and Tinder a lot here on the blog? Of course. Especially if they keep making ’em like this.

Surely, you’ve got a pair or two of classic men’s chinos. They’re an indisputable, four-season style staple that work with everything from a slub T-shirt and high-top sneakers to a blazer and a classic Oxford. But the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — a favorite here on The Style Guide — take that tried-and-true equation and flip it on its head. The 365 Pants exist in that realm of dressy-yet-casual, easy enough to wear to the farmer’s market, brunch or the office this fall. That versatility alone makes ’em a wise addition to your list of fall style essentials.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Pants 


Here’s why: It can be tough to find a pair of pants to carry you through multiple style scenarios, especially the ones that seem to pop up throughout fall, from a rock concert to a football tailgate to a round of Oktoberfest beers at your local brewery. And yet, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are just always … there. They’re cut like a jean, with five pockets to hold your everyday carry essentials, yet they fit and feel like a chino, thanks to the blend of cotton and lycra. That kind of comfort shouldn’t be overlooked. Oh, and you’ve got plenty of color options when it comes to the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, too, from Earth (my personal favorite) to Light Khaki to Moss. When you’re wearing a classic pair of pants like this, neutral colors are going to take you a long way.

One of many tremendous color options on hand.

Similar to, let’s say, the versatile and rugged Flint and Tinder Western Shirt,  the indispensable Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are well-made and well-tailored, geared to fit in with any situation. It’s that attention to detail and USA-made quality that should make them such a consistent favorite.  They’re an easy stand-in for baggy athletic sweatpants when you wear ’em with a crisp white T-shirt and classic sneakers to travel this fall, and the 365 Pants will look equally great with a rugged denim jacket, a long-sleeve henley and suede chukka boots once you get to your destination. Once you’re back in the office? The 365 Pants pair up seamlessly with your favorite pair of brown leather dress shoes and a classic navy blazer. They really can work in all of those situations — trust me.

Are you trying out the 365 Pants this fall? How are you styling them, and what color’s your favorite?

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Pants 

See Now, Buy Now: The HELM Muller Boots Are Some of the Best Boots for Fall

A beautiful pair of fall boots — nothing less.

I’ll keep it straightforward to start today’s See Now, Buy Now post: As the headline implies, the HELM Muller Boots are some of the best men’s boots to start the season off right. If  you’re not familiar with HELM Boots , it’s high time to get yourself acquainted. Based in Austin — a town that knows a thing or two about rugged, versatile gear and men’s style essentials — in that regard, HELM Boots  has outlasted trends to just continue making top-quality boots. That’s an approach I appreciate, and when it comes to a nice blend of dependability and style, I think you’ll appreciate the Muller Boots, too. The care that goes into just one pair of boots is seriously next-level — we’re talking more than 150 steps and the work of 14 master bootmakers to craft the beautiful Muller Boots seen at the top of the page. How’s that for a new, timeless classic? Not bad at all.

SHOP: HELM Boots Muller Boots via HELM Boots  

It also helps that in addition to that top-quality craftsmanship, the rugged and tough HELM Muller Boots just so happen to blend workwear-ready style with a sleek, city-friendly silhouette. To your humble Style Guide editor, that means you can wear the Muller Boots with everything from slim black jeans, a classic white T-shirt (like this one) and a rugged denim jacket to a charcoal herringbone suit (as seen in this post!) and a blue chambray dress shirt for just the right blend of sharp fall style.  Boots with a suit, boots with slim denim … either option works here. They’re at once sleek and yet also rugged, a relatively rare combo when it comes to your  boot rotation. Small touches — like full-grain Horween leather and antique brass eyelets — also make the Muller Boots a surefire style move for September, October and well beyond. Invest now, then continue to reap the benefits for months to come.

OK, folks. What’s your take on these boots? Searching for something to wear them with? Get your new favorite jeans and a rugged henley ASAP.

SHOP: HELM Boots Muller Boots via HELM Boots