See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots are The Best Boots to Buy for Spring — Here’s Why

Dependable, rugged & essential — that’s the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots for you.

We’re back in today’s See Now, Buy Now series with high praise for one of my favorite brands — that’d be Taylor Stitch — along with high praise in particular for what just might be the best boots for spring (and beyond). Ladies and gentlemen, those particular boots would be the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, a one-of-a-kind pair of rugged leather boots that are made for, well, just about anything in this new and exciting season.

Everything that the TS brand does — from the Taylor Stitch Indigo Waffle Shirt to the brand’s handsome, stylish leather brogues — is made with that indelible quality and attention to detail you really only get from a brand that’s focused on doing things right. And again, the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots are done the right way, through and through. In fact, they could just be your new favorite Chelsea boots — but more on that in a second.

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A sleek profile, mixed with a rugged lug sole, helps get the job done.

The changing of the seasons necessitates you upgrade your boots accordingly, so you best reach for a pair (like the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots) that can do more than one thing at a time. That is to say, these stylish Chelsea boots are made for the road — thanks to the Goodyear welt construction and the Vibram inset mini-lug sole — and equally at home at the bar or your favorite coffee shop. Truly, if you want a pair of boots that can do it all, the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots are for you. Saddle Tan leather and a sheepskin lining mean you’re getting a tough exterior (made to break in over time), plus a soft, comfortable fit — heavy-duty ankle elastic adds another durable touch to some of the best leather boots to buy right now. What’s more, Taylor Stitch has partnered with a Gold Rated Mexican tannery to make these incredible boots. Need to know more? Well, head to the Taylor Stitch Web site, then think about getting yourself a pair. But don’t think for too long — they might sell out.

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See Now, Buy Now: You Need the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots for Early Spring

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The classic chukka boots you need for spring — ASAP.

There’s one pair of the best men’s chukka boots you need on your feet this early spring (and beyond), and that pair is the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, my friends. We’ve talked in the past here on the blog about Astorflex and how the brand makes some of the very best chukka boots — and other silhouettes — that you can buy, so it’s worth revisiting this Huckberry-sold brand as we move into early spring. There’s something to be said for a pair of footwear that stands the test of time in terms of durability and style, and the chukka boot design is in good hands when it comes to the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots. The silhouette is one that’s held on over time — to say the least — worn by everyone from Steve McQueen to Daniel Craig … to you, right here and right now in the present day.

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But one of many color options you need in your rotation when it comes to the best men’s chukka boots.

There’s really so much to love about the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, from the use of all-natural ingredients and eco-friendly construction to the quality build. The soft European leather is naturally treated for a smooth, durable finish, while the crepe rubber sole is surprisingly sturdy and hard-wearing. Seriously, I’ve had a pair of the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots for more than two years, and through concerts by The National  and regular days on the job, they’ve more than held up. Plus, the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots come in a multitude of colors fit for early spring, from Stone to Sand to Dark Khaki. Each would wear admirably with a host of spring style essentials, from slim light wash denim and a short-sleeve henley to grey chinos and a white Oxford.

And per usual, the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots can work at the office (try them with a navy blazer, a classic blue chambray shirt & tan chinos) or at your local brewpub (with a slub grey tee and rolled black denim). Name one other pair of boots that can do all that for $150? One last time, you need these chukka boots in your life — and on your feet — this spring.

SHOP: The Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots

See Now, Buy Now: Carpenter Watches Is Making Your New Favorite Watch, the G4 Brooklyn Gent

A watch company making classically inspired watches in Brooklyn? Sign me up!

Looking for a stylish new watch (maybe one to spend that bonus or tax return on as a treat)? I’d wager you are. In that case, the timing couldn’t be better, seeing as Carpenter Watches is making your new favorite watch — the stellar, classically inspired G4 Brooklyn Gent. It;’s not cheap (get it for $895 at Huckberry), but it delivers in every single category. We’re talking both throwback looks (mid-century, specifically), plus durability and quality construction (the G4 Brooklyn Gent features a Swiss-made automatic movement for precise timekeeping). Again, what makes it worth spending your hard-earned dough on a stylish new watch that’ll set you back close to a grand? Allow Carpenter Watches — out of Brooklyn, fittingly enough — to answer that one for you via our See Now, Buy Now series. Specifically, the G4 Brooklyn Gent and Carpenter Watches take cues from founder Neil Carpenter’s own family, and watches passed down through the years. That would explain the perfectly executed dial design and the refined, not-too-small 38mm case diameter.

SHOP: The G4 Brooklyn Gent via Carpenter Watches

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Sleek, well-designed, throwback-inspired — all the right boxes to check.

Carpenter Watches gets plenty else right throughout its well-curated and well-crafted line, too — these are handsome, subtly stylish timepieces that make a statement without being too imposing. That means you can wear the G4 Brooklyn Gent with everything from a rugged henley or a classic flannel shirt and slim faded denim to a refined wool suit. The use of a bronze case contrasts quite nicely with the brown leather strap on the G4 Brooklyn Gent as well — again, that contrast will work nicely whether you wear this timepiece from Carpenter Watches to the office or to your favorite brewery (feel free to try it at either location!). It’s also refreshing to find a stylish leather watch that isn’t too ostentatious or gaudy — Carpenter Watches is classic through and through. I think you’ll find the same once you invest in one. Head to Twitter to let me know if you pick one up!

SHOP: The G4 Brooklyn Gent via Carpenter Watches

See Now, Buy Now: The Peregrine Waffle Crew Neck Jumper is an Essential Winter Sweater

A warm, thick-knit sweater from a brand that’s been making standout menswear for a long, long time.

In need of a new winter sweater? Preferably ASAP? Peregrine is here to save the day with the Waffle Crew Neck Jumper, to say the very least. Make no mistake, this is a rugged winter sweater that channels all the classic heritage and true throwback style that every guy needs — you know, the type of stylish winter sweater that an icon like Steve McQueen might envy. It makes sense: Peregrine was founded in 1796 — yes, that’s right — and the same commitment to heritage and history carries through to the present day. Hopefully, you’re familiar with the brand: We’ve previously covered Peregrine sweaters in similar posts on this site that cover the best winter style essentials — the construction and quality that Peregrine brings to the table has serious staying power, to say the least. The Waffle Crew Neck Jumper is no different, made with 100 percent British wool for exceptional warmth.

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That wool really makes all the difference — it’s some of the best in the world. The Waffle Crew Neck Jumper also has a classic knit, the kind of sweater that wouldn’t look out of place in the Scottish Highlands 50 years ago — nor in the city, layered with a classic peacoat, in the present day.

The Waffle Crew Neck Jumper from Peregrine is also available in this rich shade of Cinnamon (a personal favorite).

And if you’ve found yourself in need of a wardrobe refresh this winter, the Peregrine Waffle Crew Neck Jumper is here to help — it’s a unique change of pace from a shawl collar cardigan, and it just so happens to be dressier than a sport-inspired crewneck. That being said, all the classic hallmarks of a stylish winter sweater are still there, meaning you can layer it over a classic white tee with faded denim, or pair it up with a white Oxford shirt, grey chinos and leather chukka boots. In summary: The Peregrine Waffle Crew Neck Jumper is going to become a go-to winter sweater … for however long winter lasts.

SHOP: The Peregrine Waffle Crew Neck Jumper 


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See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt is a New Winter Essential

A new take on the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, essential fabric and all.

Have you been searching high and low for men’s style essentials from one go-to brand? A company that makes things easy and stocks a wide range of basics that … aren’t quite so basic? A brand like Taylor Stitch, naturally? You’re in luck, because everyone’s favorite San Francisco-based menswear purveyor is now stocking gear like the Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt in a simple, aptly named collection called Taylor Stitch Essentials — consider your winter shopping sorted, to say the least. The Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt is part of a well-curated collection of pieces that are going to work in any season and virtually any style situation, exactly what one would expect from the fine folks at Taylor Stitch. That means you can pair it with other like-minded pieces from the brand, like slim tan chinos or inky selvage denim — all the while, the Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt is going to break in handsomely thanks to that indigo texture.

A richly textured indigo shirt, made for winter layering.

Garment-washed cotton brings out the rich texture and stylish nature of this shirt, which should fit perfectly and wear nicely right out of the box. That’s because Taylor Stitch has its shirting dialed in to fit most (if not all) guys perfectly — the use of exact chest measurements (I.E. A size 40 chest equates to a medium) takes care of that. The Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt also features a pleasingly rounded button-down collar and a visually interesting front chest pocket. Those two touches put this shirt squarely in casual territory, yet it’s able to be worn easily with something like a charcoal herringbone blazer and burgundy corduroys at the office. The fit and fabric of the Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt also lends itself to being worn as laidback as possible — think expertly faded denim and rugged leather chukka boots, sleeves rolled and stylish leather watch on your wrist. The refreshing thing about the Indigo Waffle Jack Shirt is that it’s going to work as hard as you do — it won’t fall apart like a cheaply made shirt from a fast fashion retailer. If you ask me, that’s all you need to consider when shopping for your new favorite winter shirt.

See Now, Buy Now: The Thorogood Beloit Boots are the Best Winter Boots You Can Wear Now

Rugged leather boots for winter weather.

Yes, folks — I said it. The best winter boots to buy right now come from one brand, and one brand only (up for debate, but let’s roll with it). That brand, as you might be able to tell from the above photo, is Thorogood, and the rugged leather boots in question are the Thorogood Beloit Boots. That’s it. End of post. No, not really — just kidding! We’ve got plenty more to say about these highly stylish leather boots. If that sounds agreeable to you, then keep reading. The Thorogood Beloit Boots check all the right boxes when it comes to versatile, dependable style and performance. They’re made in America, for starters, and with that approach comes the kind of attention to detail that not many other brands can provide. The use of genuine Horween Chromexcel leather in a variety of colors — perhaps the best leather in the world — puts the Thorogood Beloit Boots in a league of their own, too.

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One of multiple leather options when it comes to the Thorogood Beloit Boots.

What’s more, these classically designed leather boots feature Goodyear welt construction, meaning you can resole ’em and keep on wearing them year after year … after year. Yes indeed, the Thorogood Beloit Boots really do get the job done on multiple fronts. The plain toe design makes them ideal to wear in plenty of different style scenarios — wear them with a navy cotton blazer, a white Oxford shirt and black jeans to the office, or team these classic leather boots with a rugged crewneck sweatshirt and expertly faded denim on a blustery winter weekend. And when you consider that the price point on a pair of USA-made leather boots can run quite high, the Thorogood Beloit Boots are a pretty darn good deal at $300 via Huckberry. So, that’s quite the list of positives, is it not? Try them for yourself, and I think you’ll realize they just might be your new favorite leather boots.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down is the Best Flannel Shirt for Winter

This classic flannel shirt is American-made & truly timeless.

Looking for a new shirt to upgrade your winter style in a hurry? Our See Now, Buy Now series can undoubtedly help — witness the truly excellent Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down pictured above, for starters. It could just be your new favorite flannel shirt, and it’s not hard to see why. Your Brooklyn-based editor particularly loves the Red Plaid Flannel shown above (is that too on-the-nose for Brooklyn?), but each of three standout color options are winners when it comes to the American-made Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down. If you peruse the pages of the blog with any frequency (which you certainly should!), you know that we always appreciate and recommend gear from Flint and Tinder, the in-house brand at Huckberry that makes everything from your favorite Oxford shirt to the perfect pair of blue denim. And again, you can add this classic flannel shirt to that list — especially with winter still bearing down on us.

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This is more than just your average casual shirt, though. The  Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down is essential on so many fronts, from the tailored-but-not-too-tight fit (ideal for layering over a classic slub henley), right on through to the rich Red Plaid color (again, my personal favorite). The price is also agreeable for a flannel shirt made in the States — especially one that’s made from 100 percent Portuguese cotton flannel.

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In essence and in reality, the Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down is quite possibly the best flannel shirt you need to make any outfit great — that goes for office-ready looks like a tan herringbone blazer and charcoal trousers, or more casual ensembles (I.E. A rugged crewneck sweater and faded denim). Truly, the Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down has nearly limitless styling potential, and that’s great news with Valentine’s Day on the way. In short, you won’t tire of wearing the Flint and Tinder Flannel Button Down — hurry up and snag yours now.

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