See Now, Buy Now: Add to Your Everyday Carry This Winter with the WESN Allman Knife

WESN Allman Knife

The WESN Allman Knife is one of the coolest knives to add to your everyday carry, and that’s just a fact.

As we talk all things men’s style upgrades through the new year, perhaps you’re realizing you’re always one key item short on winter excursions, camping trips or days handling yard work: You’re missing one of the best everyday carry essentials around. That is to say, you might not realize you need the WESN Allman Knife until, well, you need it. And that’s the sort of style upgrade I can get onboard with — simple but significant, ready and able, seriously well-made. Not familiar with WESN? Well, you just might have found your new favorite accessories brand.

I say accessories because the Detroit-based company also makes everything from carabiners to leather sheaths to T-shirts, all with some serious style, attitude and quality in mind — would you expect anything less from the Motor City, after all? I certainly wouldn’t, and that’s what makes the WESN Allman Knife  so welcome and, well, essential when it comes to the gear you count on day in and day out. Heck, even the brand’s name means “West, East South, North” — these gear picks sure can go anywhere. It’s one of the best compact knives on the market, made to fit in your hand and crafted from stainless steel hardware with a tough steel blade.

SHOP: The WESN Allman Knife 

One of the faster-selling colorways of the WESN Allman Knife.

This thing isn’t messing around, that much is true. The WESN Allman Knife performs under pressure, with the sort of durability and unique build that other knives can’t quite live up to. Perhaps that’s because the focus is simply on the blade and the build (although it’s always handy to have a great multi-tool as part of your kit). However, this rugged compact knife goes above and beyond what you might expect, delivering a sleek design, a range of colorways to satisfy any palette, and a lifetime warranty that you can be sure will last (and last, and last). When you want a simple, yet endlessly useful, product you can count on, you want the WESN Allman Knife.

SHOP: The WESN Allman Knife 

See Now, Buy Now: This Myles Apparel Hoodie is The Perfect Blend of Performance and Style

Myles Apparel Everyday Pullover Hoodie

A casual-yet-versatile and performance-friendly hooded sweatshirt for all-day style.

It’s tough to believe we’ve got nearly a week in the books in 2021 already, and maybe, just maybe, that’s led you to dig in pretty hard into some New Year’s resolutions, be they of the style, fitness or adventure-related variety (and that’s where the best men’s gear assuredly comes into play). That all being said, I’m here to tell you about one piece of gear that can reliably help in each of those pursuits, and it just so happens that it’s one of the best men’s hoodies on the market. Yes indeed, whether you’ve resolved to put in more miles on the road, get outdoors more or simply spend more time relaxing and reading at home in style, the Myles Apparel Everyday Pullover Hoodie is going to help you get the job done. Better still? You can use the code Myles10 to get 10 percent off. And you’re definitely going to want to do that, seeing as it’s one of the best men’s performance hoodies on the market, yet it also harnesses the sort of perfectly cool, casual and laidback style that’s all the rage during these winter days at home. Sounds like a new men’s style essential to me, right?

SHOP: The Myles Apparel Everyday Pullover Hoodie

Myles Apparel Review

Just one of the classic colors in which you can snag your new favorite hooded sweatshirt.

The specs of the Myles Apparel Everyday Pullover Hoodie go above and beyond what you’d expect from a typical hooded sweatshirt, starting with water-repellent Storm Cotton fabric, a remarkably durable and tough stretch fabric that’s made to take on the elements. Yes indeed, the best men’s hoodies have a little something extra going for them in plenty of different areas, and that also includes the fact that this hoodie is quick-drying and features handy storage touches like a hidden back zip pocket. As a reminder, you should assuredly use the code Myles10 to get 10 percent off this dependable piece of gear. Available in colors like River and Heather Coal, it’s easily one of the most versatile hooded sweatshirts on the market — no matter what your schedule entails these days.

SHOP: The Myles Apparel Everyday Pullover Hoodie

See Now, Buy Now: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt Is An Everyday Classic for Next Year (And Beyond)

An undeniably cool, rugged denim shirt from Levi’s, as sold by UNCRATE.

So, folks — here we are. The last couple days of any year are a sort of menswear hinterland, with the refined dressing of New Year’s Eve not *quite* here, and the casual dressing of the holiday season still very much top of mind. If that’s where your head is right now, check out my guide to how to dress casually for the holidays — and of course, go right ahead and get the iconic Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt from UNCRATE to end this year properly. If you want to talk about getting out of the menswear hinterlands as we head into 2021, then the UNCRATE Supply Shop is the way to go. You know this is if you read my guide to the best sale picks at UNCRATE, but let’s dig more into why the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt is one of the best men’s shirts, period, these days.

SHOP: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

An unbelievably cool Western shirt you can get right now from UNCRATE.Simple, subtle, cool as can be. 

What exactly sets this rugged Western shirt apart from the pack when it comes to your next go-to shirting pick-up? Let’s start with the fact that the  UNCRATE Supply Shop stocks and sells only the most classic, coolest men’s gear on the planet. In that regard, simple though it might seem, the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt certainly fits right in. Made with expertly washed cotton in a  tailored fit that’ll wear equally well on its own or atop a classic henley, the Western details call to mind old-school vibes in the best way possible. That goes for the stitching as well as the point button chest pockets and the contrasting white horn buttons, too. As if that wasn’t all stellar enough, the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt retails for the never-not-excellent price of $70. That leaves you with more than enough dough to stock up on some of the best leather boots at UNCRATE to wear with your new favorite shirt, right? Right.

SHOP: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt is An Unstoppable Winter Shirt

Pick up a tough Filson shirt that you’ll have for years and years.

Folks, we sit here on the cusp of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself, so the window of opportunity has likely closed to get in those very last-minute gift orders. And yet, perhaps you’ve got an inkling that a gift card is in your future, or a nice cash gift, or what have you … and that’s what this post is for: To help you gear up for the rest of winter in style with one of the best men’s winter shirts. To get right down to the nitty gritty of it all, in fact, the Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt is one of the toughest and most rugged shirts on the market, a stone-cold classic that gets the job done in fine style. It’s been part of the ever-well-stocked Filson Holiday Gift Guide this season, so perhaps you’ve already gone ahead and bought it for yourself (or someone else!), but if not, now’s the best time to stock up on what could be your new favorite shirt.

SHOP: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

One of three timeless color options in which you can snag this moleskin shirt.

Heck, Filson men’s shirts really are legendary, bringing forth more than 100 years of history and heritage into the modern age. That’s great news if you could use a shirt that wears like a jacket, or a shirt you can layer atop a rugged henley or a thermal shirt. The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt checks all the right boxes, from a range of classic color options to the fact that it’s wind-resistant and durable. Consider it the perfect workshirt for early winter mornings, or else take it for a spin in between now and the new year (or else, into *gulp* winter 2021). When you want uncompromising quality and dependable style, you want a shirt from Filson: That’s just a fact.

SHOP: The Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: American Giant’s Waffle Henley is one of the Best Men’s Henleys for Winter

You know it on the calendar and in your heart: The cold weather calls for one of the best men’s henleys, without a doubt about it. And my friends, the American Giant Waffle Henley is one of the best American-made style picks you can get right now, with plenty of warmth and style to go around. If you’ve read the blog, you know that American Giant shot to fame on the strength of pieces like the American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie, so when you really need to get the job done on cold winter mornings, it never hurts to add the American Giant Waffle Henley to your layering rotation. Heck, it’s a perfectly rugged piece for casual style as well, but as a warm base layer, it delivers the goods. 100 percent cotton waffle fabric and custom-made ribbed cuffs and a ribbed collar add maximum durability for layering under the aforementioned hoodie or a tough canvas workwear jacket, too. Still with me? Let’s keep on rolling.

SHOP: The American Giant Waffle Henley 

It’s the fabric that really makes the difference with this tough henley.

This classic men’s henley comes in a range of versatile and neutral colors, including limited-edition offerings like the Oxblood colorway shown at the top of the page. The 12.5oz fabric weight used in the American Giant Waffle Henley makes it hearty and hard-wearing, meaning you can use it as a base layer underneath a shirt jacket or even a peacoat for a blend of high-low style. It retails for a pretty agreeable price ($100 on the dot at American Giant), meaning you can stock up on multiple shades of this rugged henley if you feel so inclined. And with just about week left until Christmas, well, consider adding it to your holiday wish list (or fulfilling someone else’s!). Cheers to winter layering, my friends.

SHOP: The American Giant Waffle Henley 

See Now, Buy Now: This Buck Mason Waxed Canvas Jacket Is Your New Favorite Jacket

Buck Mason Highland Jacket

Assuredly a rugged field jacket you won’t be able to get enough of this season.

Folks, as they say, read ’em and weep. Or rather, read all about this outstanding Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket and be astounded at how high-quality and dependable it’s going to be for the rest of this season … and years to come. If you follow the blog, you know that I’m a big fan of the all-American style being brought forth by Buck Mason, and that’s certainly true here when it comes to one of the best jackets for men (period) this season. A new introduction to the Buck Mason line earlier this fall, it’s every bit as reliable as one might expect when one the hunt for one of the best field jackets for men, and it offers something just different enough than other entries in the category, too. In fact, the Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket takes the traditional chore coat, modernizes the fit, uses classic Halley Stevenson waxed canvas fabric (some of the toughest jacket fabric on Earth), and does it all in a way that only Buck Mason can do.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket 

Buck Mason Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket

One of two rugged colors in which you can snag this unstoppable men’s jacket for winter.

This rugged waxed jacket checks all the right boxes if you seek a warm winter layer, from the weather-ready exterior to the fact that it’s lined with warm flannel blanket fabric. The exterior itself is a burly and tough 14oz. waxed canvas, all the better for taking on winter storms. A button chest pocket and two button hip pockets offer storage space for EDC essentials, while a chest patch pocket also provides space to store, say, your keys or a notebook and pen for chronicling your winter adventures. Simply put, the Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket is a next-level menswear offering you should feel confident wearing with plenty of other style staples (a rugged henley and faded black denim among them). Take this jacket, make it all your own and rock it for years and years to come.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Highland Waxed Canvas Jacket 

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is the Perfect Winter Layer

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

A rugged shirt jacket that’s going to become your new go-to layer.

If I know one thing, it’s that you need to gear up for winter accordingly, seeing as it’s December and all, and you need to do so with one brand: The unstoppable San Francisco-based gear purveyors at Taylor Stitch. You know the brand for its high-quality leather jackets, chinos and now, you know it for the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket, one of the best shirts for winter. It’s a fan favorite, it’s one of my favorite shirts from Taylor Stitch, and it’s now back and better than ever in an eye-catching colorway that’s absolutely perfect for the holiday season ahead. Perhaps it’s the Clifford Red color or perhaps it’s the fact that the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is part shirt, part jacket and seriously stylish either way … but you really can’t go wrong with this rugged and burly “shacket,” as it were. Of course, it’s also available in a Deep Navy color (as shown below), but the Clifford Red is my personal favorite.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

Taylor Stitch review

Another must-have colorway when it comes to this essential shirt jacket — right?

The use of wool and reclaimed fibers in building this tough shirt jacket makes it stylish, warm and sustainable, all at once. Plus, the brand’s California collar (a TS signature) makes it more like a classic flannel shirt than a hard-wearing work shirt. However, oversized flap chest pockets mean you really can wear this shirt jacket to tackle tough projects and haul your everyday carry essentials around without missing a beat. It’s trim, and yet cut so that you can layer everything from a Taylor Stitch henley to a Taylor Stitch Oxford shirt underneath it, in case you feel like swapping out your traditional blazer or cardigan (which you should certainly try for the holiday season!). And of course, because it’s a hybrid piece and shouldn’t be too incredibly heavy, the brand says you can even wear it on into the spring months. But for now, as the cold confines of winter approach, the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is going to be your new go-to layer.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is the Season’s Best Shirt

Faherty Brand review

Just one of several excellent patterns in which you can snag the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt.

When the time comes to stock up on the best shirts for winter (and the holiday season, and everything that goes with it), well, that’s when you need to turn towards Faherty Brand. Let’s get even more specific: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is one of the best shirts of the season, with the sort of versatility other flannel shirts can only dream of bringing to your wardrobe. It’s, as the name implies, a nice hybrid between a sweater and a shirt, with the ability to be worn on its own or layered atop your favorite henley with ease, and in the right conditions (say, on a chilly fall morning on your back deck), it can almost function as a shirt jacket in its own right. Yes indeed, the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is a bestseller from this family-owned company for a reason.

A blend of polyester, viscose and spandex gives it a soft handfeel, while a wide range of colors helps to make this one of the coolest flannel shirts of the moment. You really can’t go wrong with any of the patterns available for the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt, and that’s a huge bonus in my book. Especially if you’re the type of guy who likes to throw on a rugged flannel shirt with jeans any day of the week, it helps that each and every color and pattern works with classic style staples like slim blue denim.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt

Yet another reliable, cool color of the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt.

And when it comes to dressier occasions, like Thanksgiving (next week!) or any small or virtual holiday gatherings you have on your plate, the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt can more than pass muster. It’s polished and well-fitted enough to wear with slim tan chinos and brown leather boots, but you can assuredly wear this classic flannel shirt with rugged twill jeans for more of a casual, workwear-inspired look. That’s the kind of dependability that can be beat, and while this Faherty shirt is pricier than average ($178 at Faherty), you’re really getting both a sweater and a shirt together. In that case, I’d say it’s worth it. And I’d assuredly say that the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is, without a doubt, your new favorite flannel shirt, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt

The Thursday Buy: Grenson’s Burnished Brogue Boots are the Finest Fall Boots You Can Buy

Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Instantly classic, rugged leather boots you can wear all the time this fall and winter.

We try to keep things nice and accessible here at The Style Guide, but every so often, it’s nice to step things up a notch and invest in the best of the best — in this case, the best leather boots. To be clear: It’s the impending holiday season, snowy weather is bearing down upon us, and you need rugged-yet-refined leather boots that can work for the holiday season (small gatherings only!) and snowy weather out there. All of this brings me to the Grenson Fred Brogue Boots, some of the very best leather boots for men of the moment. And again, as I said before, they’re certainly an investment ($365 at MR. PORTER), but one that’ll pay off in spades. Consider them some of the best men’s boots you’re going to buy for a long, long time, and they’ll assuredly reward you in kind with years of refined fall and winter style. And if you’ve not shopped the refined-yet-versatile offerings at MR. PORTER in some time, these seasonally friendly boots are a great reintroduction.

SHOP: The Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Some of the coolest leather boots on the market, folks.

And if you’re not familiar with Grenson, know that the British bootmaker has heritage quality and craftsmanship down pat, to say the very least. They’ve been delivering some of the best leather boots for men — and so much more — since 1874. That’s a heck of a lot of pedigree, and it pays off in spades, seeing as the Grenson Fred Brogue Boots are still made at the same factory the company’s used since 1895. Taken all together, these are incredibly stylish dress boots that work with more refined pieces (think a herringbone wool suit) as well as more casual options (think slim dark denim and a white Oxford shirt). The even better thing about the excellent Grenson Fred Brogue Boots is that they’ll assuredly get better with age, and that’s all you can ask for out of a pair of the best leather boots for men. If you do go the distance and invest in these leather boots ahead of the holiday season, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

See Now, Buy Now: Pick up the Best Fall Weekend Shoes from Minnetonka at UNCRATE

Cool, classic driving shoes (or slippers) you’ll want to wear for every fall weekend, holidays included.

What’s been on your style wish list lately? Perhaps as colder weather rolls in, you’ve got your mind on some of the best slippers for men — along with, say, a roaring fireplace, a favorite book and a nice cup of coffee. Look no further than UNCRATE for some of the best men’s slippers, because the lauded gear retailer is giving you a mighty fine chance to pick up the perfect pair: The Minnetonka Classic Driving Shoes. If you’ve ready any of my picks for the best fall gear, you assuredly know Minnetonka, so let’s get even more acquainted. Part slipper to wear with socks or barefoot, and of course, part driving shoe — apt for both casual weekends at home and on the road — these classic men’s slippers are the rare two-for-one shoe. In my estimation that means they look great with your feet kicked up and out and about. Throw ’em on for quick fall jaunts or trips over the river and through the woods for the holidays (stay safe!), or else slip into the Minnetonka Classic Driving Shoes to pad around the house, pick up some more firewood or put a favorite record on your new record player. You can’t beat that kind of versatility, or those cool, classic style points.

SHOP: The Minnetonka Classic Driving Shoes via UNCRATE

A sleek profile and solid good looks make these worthy of picking up this fall.

And the great thing about some of the best men’s slippers is that you’ll get plenty of wear out of ’em with casual men’s style picks for fall. Got a favorite pair of faded denim and a classic crewneck sweatshirt? Trot out the Minnetonka Classic Driving Shoes. Fancy wearing something like olive chinos, a chambray shirt and a shawl cardigan to a casual (and small!) holiday gathering? The Minnetonka Classic Driving Shoes will work there, too. And naturally, if you just feel like hanging out wearing some of the best lounge pants and your favorite henley, these stylish leather slippers are going to keep you comfortable while also keeping you at the ready to restock that firewood. You can’t top that, can you now? Plus, they retail for under $70 at UNCRATE, and that’s a deal you can appreciate this season.

SHOP: The Minnetonka Classic Driving Shoes via UNCRATE