See Now, Buy Now: Hit the Road This Winter (And Beyond) With the Bonobos Travel Trousers

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As we’ve talked about in the past on the blog, there’s a tricky balance to strike when it comes to how to dress for travel. As more of us get back on the road properly this year, the quest for both comfort and style remains at the forefront, and that’s where the best men’s pants for travel come into play.

Specifically, they’re coming at you from Bonobos, makers of some of the best men’s chinos and stretch pants. So, just as you’ve adopted a new wardrobe to work from home (or occasionally at the office), your travel style needs should shift, too — in that case, folks, meet the Bonobos Travel Trousers. The very definition of the intersection of style and comfort, no doubt about it (keep reading for more).

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As with many a pair of comfortable yet stylish pants, you’ll find these stylish pants for travel in the Bonobos New Arrivals section, always a space worth keeping an eye, whether you’re packing for a weekend road trip or simply heading back into your cubicle. The Bonobos Travel Trousers manage to boast the clean, creased-front look of your best pair of dress trousers, but with plenty of hidden features that deliver the comfort you crave (and the polished, office or travel-ready style you need on the daily).

The Bonobos Travel Trousers are made from a blend of rayon, nylon and spandex, all the better for loads of stretch and mobility. And yet, they also feature a clean front waist design, not unlike the same waist design you’d find on a pair of sharp, tailored dress trousers. The major difference, though? An elastic waistband and sizing done by general size (as in, Small or Medium) versus waist measurements. Whether you team them with one of the best wool sweaters or a Bonobos Oxford shirt for days on the road or on the 9-to-5 grind, the Bonobos Travel Trousers epitomize what it means to look good on the go.

See Now, Buy Now: The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic Is the Rugged Watch Upgrade Your Collection Needs

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Perhaps as a new year rounds into another month, you’re still looking to really build out your rotation of the best watches for men in a big way. And when I say in a big way, I mean investing in one of the best leather watches from a brand you can really trust, and a brand that’s worth splurging on: That’d be Detroit-based Shinola, a longtime favorite of your Brooklyn style writer (and Michigan native!).

While classic offerings like the Shinola Runwell Watch routinely sell for well under $1K, the brand also offers plenty for those who don’t mind spending a bit more on their new favorite watch. Take theShinola Bronze Monster Automatic , an incredibly rugged, handsome, versatile watch that carries on the legacy of the Shinola Monster line quite nicely.

The handsome bronze case and black dial are visually striking features right off the bat, with quality befitting the higher price (the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic will set you back $1,850). There’s plenty more beneath the surface, as with other outstanding Shinola men’s watches, of course.

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Of note, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic is delivered on a supple leather strap, but also comes complete with a durable khaki NATO strap for a sporty change of pace. Think of the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic like two watches for the price of one regular Shinola watch, really ($1,850 divided by two, my friends!). Of course, it’s what’s inside that counts, including the SW200-1 Swiss automatic movement, which powers the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic in reliable fashion.

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The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic also boasts a distinctive 43mm case size, which is larger than the classic Shinola Runwell at 41mm but not so large as to throw things off (pair it with similarly beefy winter style staples like your favorite shawl cardigan, for instance). Other touches like a uni-directional bezel and Super LumiNova markings (for added visibility in low-light situations) make the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic a surefire, highly functional yet stylish winner in the watch world.

Note that the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic will develop a patina over time on its bronze case, so pay close attention to care instructions for this investment-worthy watch. Beyond that, be sure to wear the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic as often as possible, because it’s one investment that’ll only get better with age.

See Now, Buy Now: This Faherty Topcoat Is One of the Best, Dressiest Winter Coats to Shop Now

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Perhaps you’ve noticed a bit of a gap in your wardrobe of winter style essentials this season: One of the best dress coats for men, or rather, one of the best men’s topcoats — a style that’s not often worn on the daily, to be sure, but one that can prove downright essential if you find yourself stepping out in tailored style frequently.

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And my friends, I’ve got just the solution for you: The Faherty Reserve Knit Coat is one of the dressiest coats for men this season, the sort of winter jacket that steps things up considerably from Faherty’s rugged flannel shirts and offers a crisp, super-sharp alternative to even, say one of the best men’s peacoats. How is something like the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat a departure from the norm? Reader, as ever, I’m glad you asked.

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Well, with its longer, mid-thigh cut and three-button front design, the ultra-sharp Faherty Reserve Knit Coat reliably covers your suit jacket or winter blazer in a crisp, cool fashion. That design delivers more coverage from winter weather, and provides a polished silhouette — the dark color is flattering on multiple body types, too. The Faherty Reserve Knit Coat is Faherty’s answer to a dressy topcoat, although the style can also be dressed down atop one of the best men’s sweaters and paired up with, say, slim dark blue jeans and your favorite Chelsea boots.

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And for the price — a bit of a splurge at $598 — you’ll want to wear the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat as often as possible, whether dressed up with your best winter suit or dressed down with dark black jeans and wingtip boots for a touch of high-low style. Crucially, the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat is easy to layer, thanks to its blend of wool (for warmth), plus polyester and nylon for added durability.

The brand itself notes you can layer the Faherty Reserve Knit Coat over a sweater or one of the best shirts for men, and your Brooklyn style writer certainly agrees with that advice. The next time tailored winter style is your move of choice, top things off with the supremely cool Faherty Reserve Knit Coat.

See Now, Buy Now: These Huckberry Chelsea Boots are the Coolest Men’s Dress Boots for Winter

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Knowing that you’ve got the right gear for the job, for any occasion, is one of the most reassuring parts of building a menswear wardrobe, right? For instance: Curating a careful selection of the best men’s boots for all situations, from inclement weather to days at the office and nights on the town.

It’s a difficult balance to strike, but when you find a pair of the best men’s Chelsea boots to tackle multiple style situations seamlessly (say that five times fast), it’s in your best interest to hop to it and shop accordingly. Such is the case with the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots from my good friends at Huckberry, the sort of stylish men’s boots you’ll find yourself wearing time and again this winter.

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The best men’s Chelsea boots are an all-season favorite for plentiful reasons, from the easy-on, easy-off versatility to the clean, sleek, no-laces look and the fact that the style is both on-trend, yet eternally classic (thank The Beatles for that). The Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots strike a similar balance, with a slimmed-down silhouette that should rest comfortably beneath dark blue jeans, slim chinos or the best corduroy pants for men. It’s what’s inside the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots that really counts though, and in winter weather, it all comes down to the right sole for the job.

In this case, the job is navigating slick city streets, and while the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots aren’t as souped up as your favorite snow boots, the sturdy lug sole (made by the good folks at Vibram) delivers optimal grip. And lest you worry about the fact that the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots are made from suede, rest assured that the waxed suede on these handsome Chelsea boots is water-resistant

Plus, a leather lining provides a comfortable feel on your feet, while the entire design is crisp enough to wear with one of the best winter blazers or versatile enough to team with a rugged flannel shirt. When reliable winter footwear is the name of the game, get the Rhodes Footwear Jackson Chelsea Boots on your feet ASAP.

See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Uplander Boots are the Most Rugged Leather Boots to Shop This Winter

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By now, you’ve likely realized this winter that the right gear (starting from the ground up) can make or break a day spent in the great outdoors or around town. Lace up the wrong winter boots and you’ll realize it right away, as I like to say. On the other hand, lace up some of the best winter boots for men, and navigating slippery streets might start to even seem… dare I say it… somewhat easy? Or easier than most days, particularly if the Filson Uplander Boots are the rugged leather boots you’ve got on your feet.

Naturally, Filson has a long-running penchant for delivering overbuilt, seriously cool gear for men that works and works — and works, no matter the weather. Of course, Filson wool outerwear and Filson shirt jackets are especially impressive, but the Filson Uplander Boots are worth considering (and investing in), as well.

For starters, note the taller 10-inch shaft height, ideal for winter coverage, and pay special attention to the tongue, which is gusseted with the brand’s famed Tin Cloth fabric for protection against moisture.

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The Filson Uplander Boots are well-built in plenty of different areas big and small, for good measure. The heavyweight full-grain leather is oil-tanned for both supple performance and long-lasting durability, while the seams on the Filson Uplander Boots have been sealed for weather-ready protection. The sole is done up with a Goodyear welt for years of wear (like any great Filson product), and the Filson Uplander Boots are also outfitted with a sturdy rubber lug sole.

Taken altogether, the Filson Uplander Boots perfectly fuse heirloom style and modern performance in a way that looks positively great from day to night. The rich brown leather will fade and break in even further over time, making the Filson Uplander Boots a useful style move with tan chinos (perhaps flannel-lined?) or inky blue Filson selvedge denim.

And yes, the Filson Uplander Boots boast a price tag of nearly $400, but if you’ve tried any gear from Filson lately, you know they’re certainly worth the investment.

See Now, Buy Now: Get the All-Weather Overland Boots from Huckberry for Rugged Performance This Winter

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If reliable performance is high on your radar this winter — and it very well should be — then you should shop a retailer you trust, one of the best online menswear stores for guys. Let’s get a bit more specific, though: The best winter boots are a downright essential (surely, you don’t need me to tell you that!), and Huckberry has a winning pair of the best boots for men on its hands (and eventually on your feet) right now.

The boots in question are the All-Weather Overland Boots, a revamped and overbuilt edition of the already wildly popular and incredibly effective Huckberry All-Weather Duck Boots. Crucially, the All-Weather Overland Boots share much of that same rugged, performance-minded DNA, with a few added touches that take them from simply good to some of the best winter boots for men. Let’s step in a touch further, shall we?

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Helpfully, the All-Weather Overland Boots feature the same specs from the ground up, like a shock-absorbing midsole and a cushioned insole for nice rebound and movement over treacherous, snowy terrain. The same Vibram XS Trek outsole is also in the mix, delivering extreme traction akin to your favorite boots (yet with a more lightweight, hybrid design).

The All-Weather Overland Boots are, of course, 100 percent waterproof, and this particular version of some of the best men’s snow boots also boasts touches more commonly found on hiking boots, like CORDURA canvas panels. The All-Weather Overland Boots also boast D-ring speed lacing (again another hiking boot design detail!), plus a padded interior collar finished with suede on the outside.

Two stylish colorways are available, but the very best part might be the fact that the All-Weather Overland Boots retail for under $170. Looks like your new favorite winter boots are well within reach, yes?

See Now, Buy Now: This Filson Winter Parka Is One of the Warmest Men’s Winter Coats to Buy Now — Seriously

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As I so often talk about here on the blog, reliability is the name of the game as you dress for winter weather, especially when it comes down to bundling up with one of the best winter jackets for men. And where’s a guy to go to get that reliability, warmth and performance in his own wardrobe? It’s simple, really: Filson, longtime outfitters of rugged explorers and adventurers — and stylish guys like yourself, of course.

We’re all in luck today, because the Filson Winter Shop is the well-stocked place to go if you’ve been dealing with extreme winter weather and blustery cold already. You’ll find cozy sweaters and warm winter accessories aplenty within the Filson Winter Shop, of course, but it’s the Filson Pateros Down Jacket I’ve had my eye on as of late. The key is the ultra-lightweight shell fabric for extra mobility out and about this winter, yet it’s what’s inside the Filson Pateros Down Jacket that really counts.

Of course, the Filson Pateros Down Jacket has a relaxed fit so you can layer other essentials like a Filson thermal shirt or one of the best flannel shirts for men underneath, but it should prove plenty warm nearly regardless of what you wear underneath it (please, leave the T-shirt at home and choose something more sturdy, though). The key, of course, with the Filson Pateros Down Jacket is the warm 650-fill power goose down, the kind of natural insulation outdoors-minded folks have relied on for years.

It doesn’t hurt that the Filson Pateros Down Jacket includes handy features like flannel-lined pockets and an elastic drawstring cord waist for a secure fit that keeps out unwanted snow and wind. The hood itself also features an elastic drawstring for a snug fit on the most blustery days, and the snap chest pockets deliver crucial space for your EDC essentials.

For good measure, colors like a rich green Fir make the Filson Pateros Down Jacket a pick that’s as stylish as it is warm when it comes to the best men’s winter jackets. Yes indeed, when it comes time to layer up, make sure you’ve got the Filson Pateros Down Jacket close at hand.

See Now, Buy Now: This Todd Snyder Crewneck Is Made from Recycled Italian Cashmere

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The new year is, of course, an ideal time to really lean into some crucial style upgrades, and that includes investment-level pieces you might not have considered previously. In fact, stepping things up a notch and buying for quality over quantity seems to be a nice New Year’s men’s style resolution of sorts, and that’s where your new favorite winter sweater enters the equation (and your wardrobe), and it hails from one of your favorite menswear designers, for good measure.

The sweater in question? That’d be the Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater, as essential and investment-worthy a style upgrade as any you’ll make this season. And yes, it’s quite the investment at $398, but the Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater might prove to be the coolest, most versatile and high-quality sweater you’ve bought in some time.

Of course, you know the famed American menswear designer quite well if you read the blog, seeing as his namesake brand excels at making rugged shawl cardigans and of course, this sustainable cashmere sweater (and plenty more). Just what can one of the best men’s sweaters bring to your wardrobe? Reader, I’m glad you asked.

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The Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater is billed by the brand as a “feel-good sweater in every sense,” and it’s hard not to argue with that logic. It’s visually appealing in terms of rugged texture, but it’s the fabric itself that really makes this refined cashmere sweater such a sustainable style winner.

It’s made from 95 percent recycled cashmere — and the Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater is made in Italy, for good measure — and then blended with 5 percent wool for even more warmth and cozy comfort.

The Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater also boasts that seriously cool waffle-stitch knit finish, and the crewneck collar is both casual enough to make this a weekend sweater, yet stylish enough to pair up with one of the best Oxford shirts for men at the office in the new year.

And again, yes, the Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater is pricey at $398, but an array of neutral, easy-to-style colors makes this a wise investment rather than a fun splurge (at least, in my humble opinion!). The next time you want to amp up your sweater rotation in a major way, consider investing in the best with the Todd Snyder Italian Recycled Cashmere Sweater.

See Now, Buy Now: Stay Warm This Winter with the Mack Weldon Merino Fleece Shirt Jacket

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The time has surely come to revamp your wardrobe for a new year, and I can think of no brand more versatile, dependable and sleek yet stylish than Mack Weldon. The New York City-based, direct-to-consumer upstart is, of course, well-known for making some of the best men’s underwear and basics, and I’ve long been a fan of its comfortable, breathable, performance-minded fabrics and menswear essentials.

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But the real key this winter lies in looking outward — to one of the best shirt jackets for winter, that is to say. And my friends, the Mack Weldon Merino Fleece Shirt Jacket is the durable, dependable layer you’re not going to want to stop wearing this winter, be it for WFH Zoom calls, more casual days back at the office or frosty winter weekend getaways. Whatever’s on your agenda, the streamlined, warm and pleasingly rugged-yet-modern Mack Weldon Merino Fleece Shirt Jacket just gets the job done — let’s find out more, shall we?

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Granted, the Mack Weldon Merino Fleece Shirt Jacket might look simple enough on the surface, thanks to Mack Weldon’s signature, crisp Total Eclipse color, but go deeper and find out what’s really in store for you with your new favorite shirt jacket. It’s just the right fabric blend for winter, with luxe Italian fleece meeting performance-focused, breathable merino wool for temperature regulation and warmth in one fell swoop.

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Better still is the fact that the Mack Weldon Merino Fleece Shirt Jacket is built with plenty of utility in mind, especially for your everyday carry essentials — note the chest snap pockets and side hip handwarmer pockets. In fact, you can even wear this hard-working shirt jacket atop, say, a Mack Weldon chambray work shirt for the utmost in both functionality and rugged winter style, just about anywhere the season takes you.

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Button snaps make it easy to throw on the Mack Weldon Merino Fleece Shirt Jacket at a moment’s notice (again, to WFH or head to the office), and it should prove warm yet breathable. Sure, it’s pricier than one might expect at $248, but again, this is a shirt jacket made with all the winter utility you need. Thank Mack Weldon for outfitting you from head to toe this winter.

See Now, Buy Now: This Flint and Tinder Quarter Zip Sweater is the Casually Rugged Layer You Need This Winter

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First off, my friends: Happy New Year once again, and thanks for joining me as I talk about winter style essentials aplenty to start the new year. Let’s hone in on one casually rugged must-have to add to your seasonal wardrobe ASAP, though. You’ll find it, of course, at Huckberry, the San Francisco and Austin-based retailer of some of the most rugged, versatile menswear and gear on the market.

And for all those times when you’re in need of stylish seasonal basics, yet don’t want to drop too much cash for something that’s difficult to wear, well, that’s when Huckberry enters the equation. This is where the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip enters the equation: It’s an accessible basic that’s actually not so basic: It’s rugged, it’s visually appealing and it’s just plain cool.

And while quarter zip sweaters might normally seem like the type of sporty style you’d wear golfing, there’s a time and a place for one of the best quarter zip sweaters, particularly one crafted by Huckberry’s own Flint and Tinder.

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It’s, of course, the details big and small that make the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip so much more than just your average quarter-zip, starting with the thick, ribbed-knit design with flecked detailing for plenty of warmth and visual interest. The blend of lambswool and nylon also adds a sturdy yet easily wearable appeal, whether styled atop your favorite henley or one of the best Oxford shirts on the market.

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But perhaps the most notable, refined-yet-rugged part of the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip? That would be the waxed cotton elbow patches, a durable touch that turns this sweater into one you can wear as a top layer or mid-layer during winter adventures far afield (or closer to home, fetching more firewood or picking up a growler from your favorite brewery).

Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip can really do it all, be it as a casual sweater to wear with the best blue jeans or as a visually appealing, unique sweater for Casual Friday this winter (seriously). Plus, the raglan-style sleeves on the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip broaden your shoulders while offering range of movement, and snug ribbed cuffs provide a secure fit as you layer this stylish quarter zip sweater all winter long.

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Last but not least, the Flint and Tinder Highlands Guide Quarter Zip comes in cool color options aplenty, be it rich Burgundy, Light Grey or crisp Navy. The next time you want a durable, versatile sweater that’s anything but basic, be sure you’re rocking this seriously cool Huckberry sweater.