Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

Make this a new go-to winter blazer or travel jacket … or both.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll come right out and say it: A new year calls for new outerwear upgrades aplenty, and if you only want to buy one jacket right now, you best make it one of the best men’s winter jackets, the Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket. Call it a hybrid between a blazer and a travel jacket of sorts, but just make sure it’s on your radar for winter adventures, your next Zoom call or a safe, socially distanced outdoor date under heat lamps. The good folks at Taylor Stitch, a longtime favorite of the blog, always have a knack for making menswear that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Whether it’s a rugged shirt jacket you can layer atop a henley or beneath a field jacket, or a classic Oxford shirt you can wear both beneath a blazer or unbuttoned, casually, atop your favorite pocket T-shirt, the brand’s gear is both perfectly built for its home base (the ever-shifting climes of San Francisco) and just about anywhere else. And if you want a versatile jacket for a Zoom call that looks dressed up but is actually as comfortable as dressing down, you want the Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket for the year ahead. Your author’s personal favorite is the Charcoal Birdseye Wool option shown above, but the Gibson Jacket really is one of the best winter blazers for men any way you slice it. Keep on scrolling for the full scoop, of course.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

As versatile a winter jacket as it gets, folks.

The great thing about the Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket is the versatile design that makes it unlike any other blazer out there. Front flap patch pockets provide both space for your everyday carry essentials and travel documents (or even a small notebook), while the center vent gives it the clean look and ease of wearability of a classic winter blazer for men.  The Gibson Jacket’s fabric, a blend of wool and reclaimed fibers, is comfortable to the touch and not scratchy. And here’s the real kicker: You can wear this jacket with the collar standing up and the throat latch buttoned to protect yourself from the elements, or you can turn it into a proper blazer in just a jiffy, thanks to the 3-roll-2 design (3 buttons on a jacket, made to look like a two-button jacket — neat, ehh?). Two interior zippered pockets add even more EDC-minded functionality, and the fact that the body of the jacket is unlined means you can even wear it casually atop, say, a Taylor Stitch henley without missing a beat. Taken all at once, the Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket checks all the right boxes (and then some), and it looks absolutely great doing so. Make it yours today.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Tin Cloth Jacket

Filson Tin Cloth Work Jacket

A new go-to work and casual jacket with all the proper style points you need.

Well, my friends: If your New Year’s style resolutions included a commitment to buying less but buying better, and a commitment to focusing on heritage-quality gear including the best men’s winter jackets, you’re in luck. The Filson Tin Cloth Jacket is a perfectly rugged, tough-as-nails and winter-ready jacket to help you kick off 2021 in style, and that’s just a fact. We’re big fans of Filson here on the blog, makers of pieces like the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket and of course, some of the best men’s gear around. That’s where the Filson Tin Cloth Jacket comes into play, because it’s been around the Filson line for years and years (with the rugged construction and great looks to prove it). The Filson Tin Cloth Jacket gets it right from the get-go as far as taking on tough weather: It’s made from the Seattle brand’s rain-repellent, abrasion-resistant Tin Cloth fabric, the kind that’s been helping adventurers, explorers and commuters face the elements for more than a century. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you. This jacket is made to hit below the hip for more coverage on the go, and it helps that the back is cut so you can move around with ease.

SHOP: The Filson Tin Cloth Jacket 

Filson Tin Cloth Jacket

An utterly dependable, classic and tough jacket you can mix up with some classic Filson accessories.

This rough-and-tumble jacket really has the capabilities of multiple jackets, especially when you consider that you can team it with Filson liners for extra warmth in chilly winter weather. Because the Filson Tin Cloth Jacket retails for nearly $300, you’re going to want to get as much wear out of it as possible. By that, I mean you should wear it with everything from a denim shirt, faded black jeans and a rugged Filson henley (off-duty) to a thermal shirt and some Filson Dry Tin Pants the next time a grueling outdoor project calls. If you order yours alongside a Filson wool liner, you’ve got a virtually unstoppable outdoor jacket with plenty of room to layer. Sounds more than ideal for tough conditions out there, does it not? Snap front buttons are made with classic Filson hardware for rugged performance, while a front chest pocket offers some space for critical EDC essentials. When it gets really chilly out there, flip up the virgin wool collar for even more protection in the great outdoors. When it comes to the Filson Tin Cloth Jacket, don’t delay picking it up as you start off 2021 in classic, heritage-ready style.

 

Style Pick of the Week: Roamers Fenwood Henley

Best men's henleys

A rugged henley in a cool color for standout functionality and warm, cozy style.

If you’re still struggling to wake up from your post-Christmas hibernation, I’ve got just the ticket when it comes to what to wear for the rest of the weekend (and perhaps the holidays): Make it one of the best men’s henleys, available via a great price from the good folks at Bespoke Post. In fact, make it your go-to option when you don’t know what to wear on a cloudy, snowy weekend. To that point: When the weather is gloomy, well, that’s when to throw on a richly colored henley with classic styling potential. Again, the Roamers Fenwood Henley gets the job done, and that’s why it’s today’s Style Pick of the Week. It could be the opportune time to use that Bespoke Post gift card or put that holiday cash to good use, because you’ll hardly find a better henley under $100 (heck, it’s well below the century mark — just $65!). This particular henley delivers everything you could want in a classic base layer, including the use of hemp and organic cotton fabric for easy layering. Talk about a basic that’s not quite so basic, ehh?

SHOP: The Roamers Fenwood Henley

Roamers Fenwood Henley

A well-made henley available for a great price at Bespoke Post.

The three-button placket is classic and visually interesting, making it so that you can rock this rugged henley beneath a classic denim jacket or a waxed field coat as easily as you can layer it underneath your favorite chambray shirt. If you feel like taking the Roamers Fenwood Henley for a spin underneath a charcoal blazer, then that’s all well and good, too (just add some faded slim denim for an expertly casual vibe). And if it seems like a henley is just a little too basic, well, know that every guy looks good in one — perhaps it’s the throwback-inspired style or the silhouette’s sporting heritage roots, but it’s a timeless classic. It also helps that the Roamers Fenwood Henley is ready to be worn with slim joggers for a Saturday at home, or else underneath a waxed trucker jacket with slim black jeans as you step out to grab brewery to-go beers. When you find a classic piece that can do all of that, and for a price under $100, that’s one you’ve got to go snap up ASAP.

SHOP: The Roamers Fenwood Henley

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket

Check your watch, check your calendar and check the weather, because winter is speedily bearing down upon us. With that being said, perhaps you’re scrambling to layer up accordingly ahead of a major snowstorm — fear not, though. Your winter layering problems are solved, thanks to one of the best men’s shirt jackets available on the market. Yes indeed, NYC’s finest — Todd Snyder — comes through once again with the Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket for standout seasonal style. The designer already makes one of the best men’s field jackets, to go along with accessories to match via the Timex x Todd Snyder partnership, and early indications show that this rugged shirt jacket is every bit as high-quality as you might expect. Consider it a premium upgrade to your typical shirt jacket, starting with the use of Italian nylon to craft an exterior that’s luxurious and yet ready for winter weather. The interior specs also pass muster, to say the very least, with PrimaLoft filling that offers comfort and warmth. The insulated filling also means you can wear this tough shirt jacket as an outer layer in its own right (perhaps as part of an #OOTD featuring a henley), or use this shirt jacket as a mid-layer beneath a classic peacoat. It gets better, though.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket

As with other Todd Snyder menswear picks, the Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket isn’t exactly cheap (just a shade under $300, to be precise), but you’re getting a unique blend of both luxury and functionality. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you’ve got your pick of three colorways, from the city-ready Black to the classic Olive shown above — and a bright Orange shade for a bit of bold style. Wear this classic shirt jacket in place of a blazer atop an Oxford shirt, team it with the aforementioned henley or go casual atop a Todd Snyder x Champion graphic T-shirt. Throw in the fact that you’ve got two snap chest pockets for your EDC essentials, and this is a winning style pick through and through. And given the tailored yet easy-to-layer fit, plus those neutral colorways, the Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket works well with everything from crisp blue denim to slim black jeans or even tan chinos. Talk about a layer that’ll become a wardrobe workhorse in a hurry (and not a moment too soon for the holiday season). Sounds pretty ideal to me — how about you?

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Liner Jacket

 

Style Pick of the Week: Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan

Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan

One of the best men’s cardigans you can layer up with all winter long.

As chilly weather really starts to roll through in earnest, one thing is pretty clear (at least to this Brooklyn style writer) — you need the right layers for winter weather, and to be more specific, you need one of the best men’s cardigans for the ultimate in warmth and quality layering. Luckily, I’ve got just the ticket in today’s Style Pick of the Week, and that would be the Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan as shown above, a classic and rugged cardigan from the makers of some of the best leather jackets on the planet. It’s a fitting addition to your wardrobe and to the Schott line of utterly classic, reliable menswear, and it could even be a standout gift for the style enthusiast in your life this year, too. This is the kind of rugged cardigan you can wear on the daily, but especially on chilly winter mornings as you stoke the fire and brew another pot of coffee. It’s got the sort of old-school appeal that looks great with darn near anything, too (more on that in a second). And because it’s sold by Huckberry, you can be sure it’s one of the best sweaters for men this season, seeing as only the best of the best passes muster at Huckberry.

Milled in Scotland for a lifetime of wear.

SHOP: The Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan

Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan

High-quality fabric and durable details that make a difference this season.

Needless to say, the Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan has plenty going for it, including a wool-nylon fabric blend for durability and ease of layering atop a rugged chambray shirt or a flannel shirt. I’d say you can call that “not missing a beat” when it comes to incorporating this shawl collar cardigan into your sweater rotation. Plus, the shawl collar design itself provides added protection from the elements and makes this a nice choice to layer underneath, say, a waxed field jacket. On its own back at home, it’ll wear equally well with tailored joggers and your favorite henley for cozy winter weekend style, and yet, the Schott NYC Wool-Blend Cardigan is going to be at its best when worn with classic dark blue denim and rugged brown leather work boots. Suffice to say, I’d wager you’ve just found your new favorite winter sweater, and it’s more than ideal that it’s available for well under $200 at Huckberry. If you do end up picking this one up, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Cheers to winter layers, and thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater

Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck 2

A classic and cool sweater made from top-notch materials.

On the hunt for one of the best sweaters for men this holiday season (and beyond)? If you ask me, I think your search just got a little less comlicated, because the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is here to solve your winter layering problems in effective, refined and surprisingly affordable style. We’re talking about one of the best sweaters under $100 for men here (it clocks in at $98), and it’s super helpful that said sweater is sold by Huckberry. That gives it a mark of quality and a high bar to clear, but again, the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is one-of-a-kind in its own right, from the premium fabric to the no-fuss crewneck design. The crewneck design, in fact, means you can wear this refined sweater on its own atop a long-sleeve T-shirt for a more laidback look, and yet it might be at its best with a classic Oxford shirt or a warm flannel shirt for added warmth and holiday-ready style. Yes indeed, a piece like the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is subtly stylish and yet seriously cool in its own way, and that makes it a highly covetable winter wardrobe addition.

SHOP: The Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater 

One of three versatile colorways in which you can snag your new favorite sweater.

As mentioned above, it helps that this versatile sweater comes in three highly adaptable colors, each of which could be the building block of a successful holiday ensemble. Team the Charcoal color with everything from tan chinos and an Oxford shirt to dark blue denim, brown leather chukka boots and a light blue chambray shirt underneath. Either of those looks should work swimmingly this holiday season. It’s also quite helpful that the Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater is made with, well, merino fabric for the ultimate in versatility. Merino regulates your temperature and acts as an anti-microbial fabric, all the better to ensure you get multiple rounds of wear out of this standout sweater. Again, you can’t top the sub-$100 price tag, either. And if I were you, I just might look to snag multiple colorways of what just might be your new favorite sweater. Who’s onboard with that? If you end up picking up this piece, let me know on Twitter. 

SHOP: The Wills Speckled Merino Crewneck Sweater 

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley

A rugged Taylor Stitch henley you’ll have for years and years.

Leave it to Taylor Stitch, makers of everything from one of the best leather jackets to some of the best everyday menswear essentials, to take the humble henley and amp up in a big way, just in time for a holiday weekend and of course, the depths of winter. If you’re more excited than ever for today’s Style Pick of the Week, you’re not alone, because we’re diving into what exactly makes the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley one of the best henleys for men this season (and beyond). In typical Taylor Stitch fashion, the brand has taken a classic silhouette, the sporting heritage henley, and flipped it on its head in a way only they can (a  great way, for the record).

Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley is a classic henley in silhouette, but it stands apart from the pack for several reasons, chief among them being the fact that it uses the brand’s famed Heavy Bag fabric. In this case, the fabric is a blend of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester for maximum sustainability and style, and the thermal knit is burly and based off old-school “seed stitch” thermals. That makes it as tough as something your grandpa might have worn, and it’s a fitting update to a style you can wear for years.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley

The difference is in the details with this rugged henley.

The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley is also a highly affordable henley, clocking in at under $80, a competitive price in the market. And you’ve got to love the versatile, neutral Ash color, suitable for teaming with everything from inky blue Taylor Stitch selvedge denim to Taylor Stitch chinos without missing a beat. It helps that the henley itself is a rugged staple that looks great just about anywhere you take it, be it worn underneath a flannel workshirt on a chilly winter morning out on the trail, or back in town & teamed with a classic chambray shirt and faded blue denim for casual, brewery-ready style. It also helps that it’s made with the kind of quality only Taylor Stitch can provide. That means it’s crafted with a tailored fit in small batches, all the better to be treasured and worn often. In short, if you’ve been looking for your new favorite henley, well, you’ve certainly found it with the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley

Style Pick of the Week: Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots

Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots

Some of the coolest leather boots you’re going to find this season.

Thanks, folks, for joining us to start your Saturday with today’s Style Pick of the Week. We’re continuing to talk about the best gear for fall here on the blog, and in this case, the best men’s boots to buy right now. What’s even better than that is the fact that, well, these rugged leather boots come from a heritage footwear brand you know, love and trust (or at least, I hope that’s the case).

Wolverine has been a tried-and-true brand for me over the years (seriously, check out my 2013 Wolverine product review on this very blog!), so it’s with great pleasure that I’ve been able to test out the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots. They’re some of the best new men’s boots I’ve tried this season — if you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m always testing ’em out — and they’ve got the right pedigree and style potential to carry you through the rest of November and through on into winter. They’re also built on the brand’s workman-like Axel boot design. With all that being said, dig in with me, find out and get ready to pick up your new favorite boots, because they assuredly take the cake.

Faribault Woolen Mills has long been known for making some of the strongest, toughest woolen goods on the planet, starting with 1890s military blankets for U.S. soldiers, so it’s only fitting that Wolverine (based in my home state of Michigan!) would team up with such a lauded heritage brand. The specs on these classic leather boots really are something else (more on that in a moment, though).

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots 

Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots

Rugged details in a rugged pair of boots from Wolverine and Faribault.

Naturally, these wouldn’t be a pair of rugged Wolverine boots without the right construction, and in this case, that means an incredibly tough Vibram lug outsole and the classic 1000 Mile boot design, for starters. And yet, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots go the extra mile (pun intended), using fabrics originally made for U.S. Army blankets (in the case of the Green fabric) or U.S. Navy blankets (as with the grey fabric on the black-and-grey version). Either way, these boots are rugged, handsome, refined and versatile all the same. Agreeable pairings are plentiful with rugged leather boots such as these, from tan chinos, a white Oxford shirt and a blue denim jacket to slim black jeans and your favorite henley on a casual winter morning. Give the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots, and find out what all the hype is about.

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket

Another day, another stellar menswear pick from the likes of NYC’s best menswear designer, Mr. Todd Snyder. And thanks once again for joining us for another Style Pick of the Week, as fine a way as any to kick off a fall and winter weekend. Naturally, today’s Style Pick sure is a fitting one as we move into November, seeing as the Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket checks all the right boxes should you still be on the hunt for one of the best jackets for fall and winter (and really, does the search ever stop!?). It’s a rugged update on an old-school classic, trading in a traditional military green for a sleek and sharp black that calls to mind downtown NYC style these days.

The Made in New York Field Jacket is certainly an investment, to say the least ($428 at Todd Snyder), but it’s worth remembering that you really do get what you pay for. We’re talking a durable cotton-polyester-nylon blend that results in excellent, functional-yet-stylish Italian Olmetex® fabric, the right kind of material to withstand fall breezes and rain. It’s not a rugged winter parka, to be sure, but it’s the kind of versatile jacket you can wear plenty before the polar vortex hits.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket

Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket

A drawcord interior waist allows you to get the perfect fit when layering over other Todd Snyder essentials.

Of course, the Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket isn’t just a functional and rugged coat for weekend adventures aplenty. It also looks mighty stylish when worn back in town as well as out on fall day trips, and four patch & flap pockets provide the right amount of space to handle both pursuits. Zip up this jacket or button it up for a bit more stylish flair when layered atop a Todd Snyder denim shirt and a rugged henley, for instance. It’s unlined, so you’ll have enough room to wear a Todd Snyder crewneck sweatshirt beneath it on chilly days, and that’s the kind of small detail that can’t be beat. Again, it’s an investment-level jacket, but you can rest easy knowing Todd Snyder will make it worth your while. Add one of the best field jackets to your rotation now, then reap the rewards the rest of this season.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Made in New York Field Jacket

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket

Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket

A rugged jacket patented more than 100 years ago.

Folks, let’s be honest. Does Filson need any introduction? Furthermore, does the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket need any introduction? Probably not, and yet here we are, so rest assured that today’s post gets right down to business, and it’s anything but spooky (Happy Halloween!). No sir, the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket is the kind of rugged jacket you buy now and wear, well, forever, and that’s why the lauded, century-old Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter is among the best menswear brands out there. They’ve of course got plenty of history helping explorers and frontiersmen, woodsmen and the like with gear to get the job done, but pieces like this one prove that they’ve got an eye toward heritage style for the modern man (that’s you and me both). The Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket is  a burly, tough jacket, crafted from the brand’s famed wool, the type that just so happens to be naturally water-repellent. That alone makes it one of the best men’s jackets for fall, but there’s so much else that it’s got going for it. Now, if you read the blog or subscribe to my newsletter, this jacket might look familiar but if not, consider this your lucky day.

SHOP: The Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket 

Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser

Details really do make the difference when it comes to this epically cool jacket.

The Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket really does have all the bells and whistles you need, whether or not you tackle a ton of yard work and projects in the field, or are just looking for the right jacket to wear on a fall day hike. It’s quite possibly your new favorite casual jacket, with plenty of styling potential alongside, say, a Filson henley and your favorite pair of jeans, and that alone makes it worth considering. It’s also the type of classic jacket you can throw on and forget about — it’ll stand up to the elements, it’ll more than keep you warm, and it’ll look truly great all the while.

And for those who value versatility, you can pick it up in colorways like a bold Buffalo Check or a classic Forest Green. Plus, you’ll have the Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket for years and years — and years — to come, and that’s something worth investing in now. Are you sold yet? If you end up picking up this rugged, iconic jacket, be sure to let me know on Twitter. We’ll see you out there, folks.

SHOP: The Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket