Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater – Fall’s Most Rugged Cardigan

Best men's cardigan for fall

My friends, it’s like I keep saying: There’s no time like the present to properly layer up for fall, and it’s easier than ever to get prepared thanks to one of the best men’s cardigans to hit the market in some time. You might recognize the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater from this very blog, because it’s a personal favorite and just one among many of the best men’s style essentials made by the legendary-yet-modern menswear brand out of San Francisco.

Yes indeed, if I had to guess, I’d say the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater is going to become an essential, rugged, highly warm and highly stylish menswear move for the rest of the season, and I’d urge you to act quickly to make it yours. It’s the optimal sweater to join other rugged, classic menswear picks from the brand, including some of the best men’s boots for fall and classic Taylor Stitch shirting, and it just gets better from there.

Most rugged fall cardigan for men.

This classic men’s cardigan is just part of what awaits you within the well-stocked Taylor Stitch New Arrivals section, and it’s not hard to see why the company brought back one of the best men’s sweaters for fall and winter. The Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater is made from sustainable, 100 hundred percent Better Cotton (part of the Better Cotton Initiative), which means it’s both eco-friendly and easy to layer up over everything from a Taylor Stitch henley to a Taylor Stitch shirt.

Plus, the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater features handsome details like horn buttons — which turns this from a house sweater into a rugged-yet-refined cardigan you can wear out and about — plus a rugged, throwback-oriented shawl collar that frames your face.

The Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater gets all the details, no matter whether you select the Rust or Charcoal colors. Given that you can rock this at the office, on the road or at home, the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater (at $168) is a worthy fall and winter menswear investment. Shop accordingly today, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Frye Tyler Chelsea Boots – Best Men’s Chelsea Boots for Fall

Best men's Chelsea boots for fall

Among any list of the best fall style essentials — be it one of the best fall blazers or your new go-to henley — you’d also do well to consider some of the most rugged men’s boots, right? But there’s a fine line to walk, literally, if you want to maximize your versatility. While there’s a time and a place for hard-wearing work boots, you can still get fall-minded performance and style with *drumroll please* a pair of the best men’s Chelsea boots. In fact, at the current moment, there might not be a better pair of men’s boots for fall on the market than the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots.


You’ve hopefully encountered the brand through its penchant for making some of the best leather boots, period, but the American heritage footwear company continues to step up its game with timeless styles like the easy-on, easy-off Chelsea boot. It all starts, of course, with quality leather when it comes to the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots, and in this case, we’re talking a rich Cognac leather that wears well with plenty of fall style picks (everything from dark blue jeans to black denim to olive chinos).

The FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots — which are selling somewhat fast despite a more investment-minded price tag of $328 at FRYE — also sit atop a sturdy leather outsole for traction on slick fall streets and through day-to-night pursuits (anyone up for a park stroll and brewery visit?). Better still, the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots are designed for a smooth ride, thanks to the injection of a rubber forepart in the leather outsole.


The end result is a pair of sleek yet hard-wearing boots, the kind you can team with wool trousers, stretch cotton chinos or your favorite pair of blue jeans without missing a beat. On your top half, go with rugged picks like one of the best men’s henleys or keep things a touch more refined with a cool cotton blazer. Either way, be sure to get as much wear as possible out of the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots, because they can take it.

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket – The Rugged Jacket You Need This Fall

As summer draws to a close slowly but surely, it’s time to turn your attention towards the business of getting ready for fall with the most rugged menswear on the market. Of course, you know that if you read The Style Guide – and if you’ve been keeping up with the goings-on at Filson, you know the legendary Pacific Northwest heritage outfitter can help you gear up for (eventual) cold weather in style. Perhaps you’ve already picked up one of the best crewneck shirts for layering, or else snagged one of the best lightweight shirts for men — but let’s amp things up even further today, shall we?

The Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is our featured Style Pick for good reason: It’s a certified classic, built to last and fashioned with ridiculously tough specs, and it’s now back and better than ever in a fall-friendly color.

You’ll find your new favorite fall jacket is as reliable as they come, made from Filson’s legendary Tin Cloth fabric and now lined with durable 6 oz. canvas (and the Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is also lined with polyester in the sleeves). Keep on scrolling, because it gets even better.

Best Filson jacket for men this fall.

It really is the Tin Cloth fabric that makes the Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket such a fan favorite — it’s been around for more than a century, after all. Water-resistant waxed duck canvas stands up to the elements, to long days on the job and in the yard, and to blustery fall breezes when trekking through town to your favorite coffee shop. Seriously, the Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket can just about do it all when it comes to casually rugged style and performance.

In fact, you’d also do very well to pair it up with essentials like a classic henley shirt or a Filson flannel shirt when temperatures start to plummet. Of course, you can wear the Filson Lined Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket — in either the Cinder or Dark Tan colorways — with everything from durable Filson work pants on the job to your favorite pair of blue jeans for classic off-duty style. As I’ve said before, it’s never too early to get geared up for what lies ahead, and the best fall menswear from Filson can help you get there.

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt – The Best Shirt for Men for Early Fall

Best early fall shirt for men.

The theme of the week here on your favorite Brooklyn style blog has been how to dress in style for early fall, and with good reason — soon enough, breezy weather will be upon us, and it always pays off to gear up early with the most rugged menswear on the market. You’re in luck, because legendary heritage outfitter Filson is welcoming a crop of the best new menswear that gets better each and every day, and that’s especially true when it comes to crafting one of the most classic, best shirts for men.

If you’re searching for the sort of men’s style essentials you can shop now — in the depths of August — and then wear come September and October (and beyond!), the Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt is your best bet, to say the very least. It’s a Filson icon for a reason, and like, say, Filson’s Waffle Thermal Crew, it’s an early fall style pick you won’t want to leave home without.

Crucially, the Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt helps you bridge the gap between summer and fall, and it all comes down to construction and quality. It’s been described by Filson as an “all-season workhorse,” and a lightweight 5oz. cotton that’s still durable and yet breathable speaks to that claim quite nicely.

The Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt is also made with pleated shoulders for ease of movement — and layering, when weather starts to turn colder on you. For now, you should keep an eye on the Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt — a number of classic colors are up for grabs, with vibrant, classic patterns on the way later this fall. It’s never too soon to stock up on the best men’s style essentials, and my friends at Filson have you covered.

Style Pick of the Week: Alex Mill Double Twill Blazer – The Best Summer Blazer for Men

There will come a time this summer when you’re going to have to step up and look sharp, even in the heat — this is where one of the best men’s blazers can save the day, so to speak. But not just any old blazer will do: Try the Alex Mill Mill Blazer on for size and see the kind of versatility and sharp style that one of the best summer blazers for men can deliver when you need it the most, be it at a summer outdoor wedding, a big-time meeting or a rooftop patio date night. You can rest assured you’re getting quality in the mix — plenty of quality, at that — as this is one of the many casual blazers for men up for grabs this very moment at Huckberry right now.

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Tailored style is yours for the taking

And the specs on the Alex Mill Mill Blazer absolutely pass muster, as one might expect when shopping for menswear essentials at Huckberry. The garment-dyed 100 percent cotton should prove soft, flexible and summer-friendly, while the design details on the Alex Mill Mill Blazer also check all the right boxes this season, from the casual flap patch pockets to the fact that the Alex Mill Mill Blazer features a classic “three-roll-two” design (a three button-front, rolled to look like the jacket only has two buttons).

Pair it up with light wash jeans and stylish leather loafers for a more casual office look, style it with olive chinos for a tonal date night #OOTD, or else team it with dark blue denim and a white Oxford shirt as we move from summer into fall. But starting right now, the Alex Mill Mill Blazer is the one you need in your corner as the warmer months roll on.

Style Pick of the Week: Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee – The Best Throwback Summer Style

Best men's shirt for summer.

For all the times you’re going to have to dress up this summer, I’d wager there will be plenty of days where you just want to dress in easygoing, casual style, perhaps wearing one of the best T-shirts for men, right? And that’s where today’s casual-but-premium Style Pick of the Week enters the fray, courtesy of one of the country’s best menswear designers. The Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee is not only one of the best men’s T-shirts of the season — something I can’t get enough of these days — it’s also a prime throwback style move that harkens back to, well, summers spent playing baseball, perhaps.

Although it might look simple on the surface, the Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee checks all the right boxes if you want perfectly casual style that’s still visually interesting and not sloppy in the slightest. The Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee is made in Peru from 100 percent organic cotton, a nice, an again, premium touch that looks great with everything from classic chino shorts to laidback cotton and linen shorts.

When the weather gets breezy, the Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee serves as an easygoing layer all on its own without missing a beat. It’s a bit of an investment as far as T-shirts are concerned (it’s $98, after all), but that kind of utility will help that price tag pay off in spades. Time to layer up, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts – Summer’s Best Boardshorts

Best men's swim trunks for summer.

Back in the day, years ago, boardshorts used to get a bit of a bad rep, did they not? You know the ones I mean: Baggy boardshorts with way too many pockets, the kind you might have worn growing up (no harm, no foul!). But that’s all changed: The best men’s swim trunks for summer, like the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts, are both better-fitting, more mature and just cooler (seriously!) than the pairs you might have worn back in the day, and that makes them a worthy candidate for today’s Style Pick of the Week.

It all comes down to the fact that the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts boast a vintage-inspired cut that streamlines things from a pair of early 2000s boardshorts, and that’s a great thing for all involved. The moisture-wicking and quick-drying, lightweight fabric also gives you added mobility in the water and on land, another major benefit of upgrading your boardshorts in a modern manner. Above all else, the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts add some serious style points to your summer swimwear rotation.

They’re also part of Huckberry’s sustainable in-house brand Wellen, another major benefit if you want to upgrade your style the right way this season. Plus, you get your pick between sun-faded color options aplenty when it comes to the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts, and they retail for the agreeable price of $68, meaning you can pick up more than one pair with relative ease if you so choose. The next time you get the feeling your boardshorts need a style upgrade, snag the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts.

Style Pick of the Week: Iron and Resin Revival Jacket – The Coolest Lightweight Summer Jacket

Best summer jacket for men.

There comes a time in every guy’s life — especially in the summer months — when he’s got to gear up to hit the road with only the essentials in tow, and that’s where one of the best lightweight jackets for summer enters the equation. In fact, it’s coming at you courtesy of a brand that knows all too well how to outfit guys for the road in rugged situations aplenty: That’d be Iron and Resin, and of course, they’re stocked and sold right now by the great folks at Huckberry. I’ve lately sung the praises of Huckberry for selling summer gear like some of the best sunglasses for men, and you should certainly add the durable, very well-made Iron and Resin Revival Jacket to the list.

It’s part of the latest and greatest crop of Huckberry New Arrivals, the sort of gear that’ll have you ready for the open road in no time. What makes the Iron and Resin Revival Jacket worthy of your hard-earned cash and time this season? Reader, I’m glad you asked. It’s modeled after classic 1950s service station jackets, giving it a sense of old-school cool that you can’t find everywhere these days.

Best lightweight summer jacket for men.

The Iron and Resin Revival Jacket is also made with the kind of durable-yet-lightweight fabric you need on breezy summer days and nights, especially times when a T-shirt simply won’t cut it. Button flap chest pockets make it similar to your favorite trucker jacket, while the cool aloha-print lining on the Iron and Resin Revival Jacket is a nice throwback touch, too. It’s unique, durable and timeless jacket made to be worn on all your summer adventures — act accordingly and add one of the best men’s lightweight jackets to your wardrobe ASAP.

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo – The Best Summer Polo for Men

Best men's summer polo.

When it comes to your rotation of summer style essentials, the classics really are quite simply, the very best sometimes. And when it comes to the work being done by Buck Mason, you can bet that they know their way very well around utterly timeless classics. That brings us to today’s must-buy Style Pick, the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo — it’s an upgraded take on a seasonal style move with plenty of rugged character and refinement.

All of the hallmarks of a timeless Buck Mason style move are there, much like the brand’s take on one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, or one of the coolest lightweight jackets for men. Think of the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo like a revamped look at a warm-weather staple, this time featuring yarn-dyed cotton jersey fabric for lightweight breathability. That’s not all the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo has going for it — keep scrolling for more, my friends.

Best new polo for men to wear this summer.

The specs, as one might expect with Buck Mason, are on-point, including a three-button placket that’s both dressy enough to sit nicely under a blazer and cool-looking enough to be worn on its own. Another reason the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo looks so darn cool on its own? The indigo dip-dye process, with a yarn-dyed finish that results in fading over time the more you wear it.

It’s a polo that you’ll find yourself returning to time and again, all thanks to that easily wearable slim fit — team it with your favorite chino shorts or even light wash denim and some of the best summer sneakers any day of the week. And because it’s Buck Mason we’re talking about, the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo offers up plenty of bang for your buck — it retails for $68, a nice steal given its versatility. Add it to your summer wardrobe ASAP.

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Hawthorne Shirt – The Best New Summer Shirt

Best short-sleeve shirt for men to buy now.

The building blocks of a guy’s summer wardrobe should include reliable staples, no doubt about it, and some welcome changes of pace, too — take the best men’s short-sleeve shirts, for instance. Think of your classic polo or a short-sleeve buttondown, and then think of some slight variations to those tried-and-true staples — that’s where the Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Hawthorne Shirt comes into play. Taylor Stitch has a way of taking the classics and switching things up, and that’s certainly what they’ve done with this organic cotton camp-collar shirt.

The camp-collar style is a throwback that’s quickly turned into both a modern trend and still a classic, with a lay-flat collar that’s easygoing and definitely laidback. The organic cotton is washed for a textured look and feel, and this stylish short-sleeve shirt also boasts a textured striped design. The real kicker, though, is the tailored fit, which lends it a polished air (unlike some more relaxed Hawaiian shirts).

The Sand color of this Taylor Stitch shirt wears well with just about anything (including your favorite light wash jeans or even off-white chinos), and the quality is second-to-none — as you’d expect from Taylor Stitch. It’s a stylish short-sleeve men’s shirt for summer that you can count on, and there’s no denying you need more than a few of those right now.