See Now, Buy Now: The Mark Albert Uptown Boots are the Rugged Boots You Need Now

Perfectly rugged, dependable boots to invest in now, then wear all winter.

The right pair of winter boots can go a long way — a really long way — in determining the success of your style ensemble (and your mobility, for that matter) when it comes to getting around during these chilly, snowy times. And with that being said, there’s no better pair of men’s boots to invest in at the moment than the rugged Mark Albert Uptown Boots, some of the best leather boots to slip your feet into for December (and beyond, naturally). Part of the exceptional Huckberry Fall 2019 Catalog (and a hot-selling pair of boots, at that), I’d be willing to bet you don’t quite have a pair like the Mark Albert Uptown Boots in your current rotation. And if you’re already acquainted with Mark Albert boots? Well, best to give a new pair a shot for a new season, ehh? The thing with these rugged leather boots is that they’re aged to perfection already, so they’ll look like you’ve had them for years (thanks to the premium kudu leather), yet you can still break them in all on your own. And given that you’re going to find yourself needing boots for all occasions this season, you’ll have plenty of chances to break ’em in nicely.

SHOP: The Mark Albert Uptown Boots via the Huckberry Fall 2019 Catalog 

A tough Vibram outsole helps separate these boots from the pack.

These boots aren’t quite a pair of L.L. Bean boots made to brave the snow, but for days and evenings when you’re not trudging through a blizzard, these Mark Albert boots should do more than just fine. The relatively sleek profile is offset by a durable Vibram outsole for extra grip on slushy streets, while the rich kudu leather pairs quite nicely with casual style picks like slim faded denim and your favorite henley. All of this is to say, these boots assuredly combine form and function quite handsomely, without a doubt. And when you’re hunting down a pair of the best boots for winter, that’s exactly what you need, is it not?

SHOP: The Mark Albert Uptown Boots via the Huckberry Fall 2019 Catalog 

See Now, Buy Now: The Huckberry x Lum-Tec GMT Is the Best Men’s Watch for Winter

This tough casual watch is one you’re going to want to wear all winter (or pick up as a last-minute gift??)

If you thought the time had run out when it comes to buying a gift for the stylish guy in your life, well, think again. With the exceptional Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B44-H GMT, you’re also picking up one of the best men’s watches for winter. It’s casual, rugged, versatile, and perhaps the perfect gift for the watch lover … or yourself, for that matter, and that’s in addition to the serious style points it brings to the table. Over the years, Huckberry x Lum-Tec has produced some fruitful results in terms of the best casual watches on the market, all owing to that unique blend of indoor wearability and tough, outdoor-minded style that seems to permeate so many of the wares being sold at Huckberry (and if you haven’t yet viewed the Huckberry Gift Guide, well, now’s the time, folks). The Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B44-H GMT has plenty going for it, from the relatively giftable price (so you’re not dropping a grand on a watch) to the unique blend of durable, rugged style.

SHOP: The Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B44-H GMT

The details make the difference when it comes to Huckberry x Lum-Tec, assuredly.

The specs on this tough, casual watch are darn near applause-worthy (especially if you’re still scrambling to pick up a last-minute gift), so let’s take a closer look. The Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B44-H GMT features a tough stainless steel case with a subtle matte finish for sleek style and easy wearability in the field (whether you pair it with a classic chambray shirt or your favorite henley is up to you). This rugged casual watch also lives up to the classic durability that’s so crucial with Huckberry gear — we’re talking 650 feet of water resistance, not to mention two handy straps (canvas for outdoor excursions, leather for off-duty style). Yes indeed, the Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B44-H GMT is easily one of the best men’s watches to get on your wrist — or gift to someone — this quick-moving holiday season.

SHOP: The Huckberry x Lum-Tec Combat B44-H GMT

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket Is The Perfect Winter Coat

The hard-wearing waxed jacket to amp up your winter layering game.

If ever you’ve found yourself looking for a winter jacket that can do it all, one that’s tough and weather-ready, yet stylish at the same time … allow me to introduce you to the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket, an utterly iconic jacket that pulls no punches if you happen to be searching for one of the best winter coats. As one might expect, the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket carries on the lineage that Flint and Tinder has built for itself in just a short time as the in-house brand at Huckberry, perfectly blending everyday style with adventure-ready appeal. To wit: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket is made from weather-resistant waxed cotton, giving it an extra dash of hard-wearing, rugged winter style. While it’s probably not suited for temperatures hovering in the single digits (they’re on the way!), this rugged winter jacket can handle plenty more besides that. Thus, if you want an everyday winter coat at an agreeable price, one that you can layer with ease atop casual style essentials (think a thermal henley and a classic chambray shirt), then the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket is the one you need in your life.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

SHOP: Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket

And if there’s a reason why this rugged, classic jacket looks familiar, that’s because, well, it is — this beauty draws inspiration from Pacific Northwester work jackets, and features reinforced stitching at key stress points to live up to that promise. In short, it’s one of the best work jackets out there, packed with six exterior pockets to bolster your EDC potential accordingly. Heck, even the copper oxide shank buttons found on the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket are up to the challenge of repeated wear through winter weather. My suggestion? Grab your favorite henley and your favorite flannel shirt, throw on some tough camp pants and rugged leather boots, then get ready for whatever winter throws your way.

SHOP: Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: The Duke Cannon Supply Drop Is The Perfect Holiday Grooming Gift

Just one of many standout Duke Cannon grooming products to gift this season.

There are what you might call the expected holiday gifts for men (especially on Cyber Monday, not all of which are, honestly that *great*. Then, there are what you might call some of the best holiday gifts for men, like the essential and jam-packed Duke Cannon Supply Drop (featuring yuletide-themed holiday soaps and more men’s grooming essentials). Today, as you can tell, we’ll be focusing one of the best grooming gifts for men, a well-made collection of downright indispensable grooming goods — available for a Cyber Monday sale deal & made with care right in the U.S.A. If you read the blog regularly or check out my Instagram, you’ll know I’m a HUGE fan of Duke Cannon — these products, from beard oil to richly crafted soaps and colognes, feature bold scents and hardworking design. Seriously, where else can you get a Big Ass Bar of Soap in a variety of scents? Well, you can start with the Duke Cannon Supply Drop as a great men’s gift or as an early treat to yourself, and no one’s going to be disappointed with the results (again, especially on Cyber Monday!).

SHOP: The Duke Cannon Supply Drop 

Yes, these soaps have a distinct holiday theme — that’s for the best, as they smell great and perform very well.

So, what’s inside this action-packed men’s grooming subscription box? In short, a bit of everything — it’s going to make whoever gets it a very happy and well-groomed guy. The centerpiece of the Duke Cannon Supply Drop might just be the Big Ass Brick of Soap done up in holiday-themed, limited-edition scents — these soaps smell downright pleasant for the holidays (yes, even the “Lump  of Coal,” made with activated charcoal). They also do a great job at getting you cleaned up. The Supply Drop also features the brand’s famed Solid Cologne, to go along with its Shower Soap and the excellent Emergency Heat + Light Candle (as discussed in this post). Heck, you even get a steel flask in this lineup of the best men’s grooming goods — again, someone’s going to love this. The best part? The Duke Cannon Supply Drop delivers quarterly, ensuring whoever receives it never runs out of crucial men’s grooming gear. This box set is jam-packed, affordable & seriously essential — add it to your shopping list for the holidays.

SHOP: The Duke Cannon Supply Drop 

See Now, Buy Now: Wear the Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots to Every Holiday Dinner This Year

Step out in these rugged chukka boots for any holiday weekend (this one included!).

If you’re still searching frantically for the best boots to wear to a holiday party (as in, throughout Thanksgiving weekend coming up!), then you’re in luck — the Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots are some of the best casual boots on the market, and they check all the right boxes when it comes to standout style, dependability and durability. They’re coming at you courtesy of Huckberry, purveyors of all the gear you need for a holiday weekend — and for a casual-yet-polished pair of boots to wear to Thanksgiving and beyond, there’s no better place to turn than the Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots. Take the silhouette — they’re a play on the classic chukka boot, so that means they’ll work with everything from your favorite pair of corduroy pants to slim dark blue denim at a holiday gathering (or a night out at the bar, am I right?).

SHOP: The Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots 

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

A low profile and classic design make these chukka boots wearable … anywhere.

And as you would expect from some of the best chukka boots out there, the specs are taken care of quite nicely indeed. Which is to say: These handsome leather chukka boots blend soft European leather with an unlined and lightweight construction. While you might not want to wear these leather chukka boots out into a foot-deep snow drift, they’ll do just fine for killer fall style, preferably teamed up with your favorite flannel shirt — if your holiday leans more casual. These are a classic pair of chukka boots that’ll also do well with a whole host of menswear essentials: Try ’em out with a white Oxford shirt and faded dark blue denim, then pair that look up with a sharp navy blazer. On the other hand, the exceptional Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots can also pull double-duty with a rugged henley and corduroy pants for a more laidback look (brewery run, anyone?). There you have it: Excellent holiday weekend style sorted.

SHOP: The Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots 

See Now, Buy Now: This Billy Reid Shirt Jacket Is Your Perfect Fall Layer

A perfectly refined and rugged Billy Reid shirt jacket. It’s that easy for fall.

If there’s one American menswear designer who knows a thing or two about making fall style essentials that are just as rugged and refined — yet versatile — as you need them to be — it’s Alabama-based Billy Reid. The designer has been a longtime favorite of the blog, and with good reason — pieces like the Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket exemplify high quality, classic design, and seasonally friendly appeal, all at once. Long story short: The Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket is one of the best men’s shirt jackets you’re going to invest in this fall — and invest in it you should. After all, the right shirt jacket combines old-school cool with new-school touches — and in the case of this particular shirt jacket, that means a heck of a lot of crucial touches (and none that you don’t need, for that matter).

SHOP: The Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket 

A no-frills silhouette made all the better thanks to American-made construction.

The greatness inherent in one of the best shirt jackets starts with a soft, brushed wool fabric blend (in a rich plaid pattern, no less) — this makes this particular outer layer suitable for pairing with everything from your favorite henley to a rugged chambray shirt in equal measure. Large genuine horn buttons give it durability and the crucial added touch that makes it able to stand up on its own (or underneath a tough waxed parka if it gets really nasty out there). Speaking of standing up … flip up the collar on this rugged shirt jacket to reveal a handsome leather lining for a bit of a refined touch. Oh, and be sure to use the front-button chest pockets to handle your everyday carry essentials — there’s no wrong way to go in terms of layering or style points with the Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket, this is undoubtedly true. Right? Right.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket 

See Now, Buy Now: The Best Corduroy Pants for Fall and Winter Are These Ones

The coolest corduroys around? The folks at Flint and Tinder sure think so.

I mention in the headline above that we’re going to dive into the best corduroy pants for the season in this post, so you’re probably wondering when I’m going to spill the beans. Specifically, what brand of corduroy pants?? Well, hold your horses, folks: Those would be the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants, a seriously upgraded take on classic corduroys that’ll flip everything you thought you knew about the style on its head, making ’em some of the best corduroy pants you’ve laid eyes on (or worn, for that matter). These slim corduroy pants take all the things you know and love about Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pants (cut like jeans, but with the style points of chinos) and transition those attributes into one mighty fine pair of fall and winter corduroys. After all, finding the right pair of this eternal style can prove tricky. Old-school cords were likely the provenance of those who came before you, often too baggy and too fussy and not … quite cool enough. And if you thought corduroy pants couldn’t be cool, simply look no further than the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants — seriously.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants 

Rich colors like this shade of Chocolate make the Flint and Tinder 365 Cords a big-time winner.

But these pants are about more than just the impeccably tailored fit (and they’re also available in Straight Fit) — these pants have it all, top-to-bottom. These slim corduroy pants are made from an 8oz. blended cotton-and-spandex fabric for all-day comfort at the office or at a family holiday (like Thanksgiving!), and you won’t miss a beat at the office, either. The fact that the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants come in three highly fall and winter-friendly colors makes them an impeccable pair of pants — wear them with your favorite chambray shirt and leather chukka boots, or team them with a thermal henley and rugged captoe boots for more laidback style. If you thought corduroy pants couldn’t be stylish, slim or modern, think again — the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants have all that, and then some.

SHOP: Get The Best New Corduroys For Yourself