Style Pick of the Week: Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley

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The best henley to wear all winter? Perhaps, yes.

We talk often at The Style Guide about the men’s style essentials you can’t live without, like the best henley for winter. And we talk often about Faherty Brand, the West Coast-based brand that channels California cool with style for the modern man. Those two qualities come together in the Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley, a premium winter style upgrade that you’re going to want to wear this weekend — and the one after that, and the one after that. The¬†Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley¬†is perhaps unlike any henley you’ve worn before, featuring soft 100 percent heathered cotton in a rich navy color — perfect for pairing up with slim tan chinos, a shawl collar cardigan (also from¬†Faherty Brand, perhaps?) and your favorite leather boots.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley

It can be difficult — read: extremely difficult — to find a henley that works in casual style situations (like a trip to your favorite brewery) as well as in instances that more dressy. Yet, true to its name, the¬†Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley¬†should wear just as well with slim faded jeans and a rugged shirt jacket as it does with a navy cotton blazer to the office this winter. The chambray detailing and heather fabric kick things up a notch in terms of premium quality — would you expect anything less from¬†Faherty Brand? Surely not.

Your author’s favorite color of this premium henley.

And there’s another, much more simple reason you should consider picking up the¬†Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley¬†— every guy looks great in a henley, plain and simple. The sport-inspired roots of the silhouette, plus the raglan sleeve stitching on this particular henley, lend a rugged appeal to even the most straightforward winter outfits (think a classic chambray shirt and slim corduroy pants). The¬†Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley¬†is also available in three easily wearable colors, although the navy option shown above has the most inventory available. In my mind, that makes the¬†Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley the perfect pick-up for your next winter weekend outing. It’s also helpful to have a closet stocked full of warm, cozy (yet stylish!) base layers with many a chilly day ahead — this henley is an on-point layering option that looks great even when you step out of your winter parka. In short, I really don’t see any downside to picking up the¬†¬†Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley¬†— what say you? Feel free to let me know your thoughts about this piece on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley

 

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Style Pick of the Week: Filson Bi-Fold Leather Wallet

The right wallet to buy as we start 2019 — a perfect everyday style upgrade.

Remember when even the small everyday carry essentials in your life were ridiculously well-made? No flimsy phone cases, no Velcro wallets, no socks with holes in ’em … yes indeed, some might say that sometimes, the old ways are the best. And that, my friends, is where the Filson Bi-Fold Wallet comes into play — it could just be the best men’s leather wallet, and it’s certainly one heck of a way to upgrade your leather wallet to start the new year. Especially as we work our way through January, self-reflection is crucial, from the type of rugged leather boots you’re wearing to how you’re styling your favorite henley, to the wallet you carry every day. As we always say, the small details make a big difference, and even upgrading your leather wallet can pay dividends in the long run. Hey, at the very minimum, it’s got to fit in the front pocket of your chinos or denim — so you might as well pick up one that offers both dependability and style. Again, the Filson Bi-Fold Wallet¬†offers both those qualities in spades.

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SHOP: The Filson Bi-Fold Wallet 

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In case you ever feel like storing this tough leather wallet.

It’s a small but easy way to step up your style — if you’re carrying around a stylish leather wallet, that same attention to detail should carry over to the slim denim you’re wearing, or the classic leather boots you lace up this winter. See, to your Style Guide editor, it’s all connected — and the¬†Filson Bi-Fold Wallet¬†can help you get where you’re going in style. Made in the U.S.A with full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather — designed to break in handsomely over time — this wallet features six slots for cards, plus a large cash slot. The bonded nylon thread used to stitch the¬†Filson Bi-Fold Wallet¬†together will also hold up over time; I.E. this wallet isn’t going to fall apart on you, no matter how much you use it.¬†
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Again, it’s the little details that make a big difference, and feeling good about something as simple as your leather wallet can even help you feel good — seriously. Pulling out a stylish leather wallet on a first date shows, even in a small way, you’ve got it together (sort of, at least?). And if it’s your New Year’s resolution to pay attention to the small things, well, the¬†Filson Bi-Fold Wallet¬†is the right way to go. Do you agree? Let me know on Twitter. Cheers to a new year!

SHOP: The Filson Bi-Fold Wallet 
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Style Pick of the Week: Proof Field Jacket

A reliable jacket to wear with your favorite winter sweaters — the modern man’s coat.

When the going gets tough, when the weather starts getting really nasty this winter, what are you going to wear? Easy — the Proof Field Jacket. This modern take on the classic field coat has to be one of the best men’s winter jackets, easily. That being said, if you read the blog regularly, you know we’re all about gear from brands like Proof, which emphasizes mobility and versatility. From the remarkable Proof Strong Shirt (a unique, performance-ready take on the classic chambray shirt) to the exceptional Proof Performance Oxford — a serious upgrade from the typical Oxford shirt — these pieces pack in functionality, versatility and yes, performance.

That same approach is what makes the Proof Field Jacket (available in both Olive and Navy) so exceptional and so useful … yet stylish at the same time. A tough combo to nail, right? But you don’t craft one of the best winter jackets for men without putting some serious work into the little details.Now, this isn’t a bulky, overly puffy winter coat — and that’s great news for you. In the case of the world-beating¬†Proof Field Jacket, a better design approach means you start with a sleeker take on the classic M-65 field jacket — first used in the military and packed with pockets and heavy fabric. Here though, the streamlined¬†Proof Field Jacket¬†transforms that bulky cotton into a reasonable mid-layer with a water-resistant nylon-poly exterior and two front field pockets for all of your everyday carry essentials.

This sleek field jacket is also available in navy for the sleek city dweller in you.

SHOP: The Proof Field Jacket via Huckberry

In addition to the tough technical fabric and storage space, the¬†¬†Proof Field Jacket¬†is surprisingly easy to wear — again, the option of either¬†Olive¬†or¬†Navy¬†seems to help in that regard. Complete with the tailored fit and helpful functionality, it’s the type of jacket to layer over a classic crewneck sweater¬†for a chilly winter weekend — add the¬†¬†Proof Strong Shirt, your favorite chore pants and tough leather boots, then you’re good to go. The¬†Proof Field Jacket¬†can even be paired with something as sleek as slim tan chinos and a classic white Oxford to get you through a breezy morning commute. In short, the¬†¬†Proof Field Jacket¬†is the type of coat you can wear in multiple seasons, it’s perfect for layering, and in either¬†Olive¬†or¬†Navy, it simply looks like … well, the type of¬†classic field coat¬† you’re going to want to wear all the time. Like what you see? Feel free to let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Proof Field Jacket via Huckberry

Style Pick of the Week: Armogan Regalia Watch

Best men's dress watches

The new dress watch that’s going to help you reset your style for the new year — or close out this one the right way.

Here at The Style Guide, we’ve previously covered one of the best men’s watches to buy … for the field. Not necessarily that ultra-dressy night that lies ahead of you: New Year’s Eve. Granted, not everyone’s end to 2018 involves suiting up and hitting the town, but if that’s what your plans involve, I’d say we’ve got the watch for you. By we, I mean me — your team of one. And if you happen to just be looking for a stylish new watch to kick off 2019 the right way? Well, that’s all the better. Ladies and gents, meet the Armogan Regalia Watch, a handsome and sharp timepiece that’s going to elevate nearly any outfit with which you pair it — again, regardless of whether or not you get decked out for New Year’s Eve. In the way of the best men’s dress watches, there are several key factors at play — and the¬†Armogan Regalia Watch¬†checks all the right boxes. The Regalia Watch is A) Extremely affordable and B) Uniquely suited for tailored looks (think a clean navy flannel suit) or casual wear (try it with a classic crewneck sweater and perfectly faded denim). Yes, that’s right — one watch can do all of that. Believe it.

SHOP: The Armogan Regalia Watch

 

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Simple, sharp and well-designed — perfect for the office or the weekend.

It’s that crisp, razor-sharp design that makes this stylish leather dress watch a uniquely wearable option even with more laidback gear — and the terrific price means you should feel free to wear it as much as you please. Armogan makes watches that harken back to simpler times, when it felt right — and it was even expected — to wear a watch. That fact makes the handsome¬†Armogan Regalia Watch¬†feel distinctive enough for New Year’s Eve, and yet ready to wear with a classic henley, a waxed trucker jacket and durable snow boots on New Year’s Day — feel free to give it a try. That’s because the well-made¬†Armogan Regalia Watch¬†features touches like a stainless steel case and 50 meters of water resistance, along with a leather strap that’ll break in over time. It’s a classic leather watch that’ll get better with age — and it’s certainly not stuffy. You can — and again, you should — wear it for pursuits like winter travel or a stylish day at the office. Don’t believe me? Give the¬†Armogan Regalia Watch¬†a try this New Year’s Eve (you can get it in time!), then report back to me. Cheers!

SHOP: The Armogan Regalia Watch

Style Pick of the Week: O.N.S. Clothing Dominic Bomber

A new classic — highly stylish and functional.

On the hunt for one of the best men’s jackets for winter? Search no more, because I’d wager I found it. And that jacket, my friends, would be the O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber, a rugged, durable & simply cool old-school jacket you can wear with nearly anything. It channels the type of throwback style born of much-needed functionality; it’s easy to see the¬†O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber¬†being worn on the deck of a ship or on the chilly coast during a rainstorm. That’s how the brand approaches designig its gear, and that’s great news for all of us who could use a wardrobe upgrade. Right? In my mind, the¬†O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber¬†is absolutely one of the¬†the best men’s jackets¬†your money can buy. Make no mistake, it’s an investment at $428, but your wardrobe will be all the better for it. Made from half-lambswool and half-nylon, it’s a classic cut that wears nicely with all manner of men’s style essentials, including slim tan chinos and a timeless chambray shirt. The faux shearling collar is also a badass style touch that’ll keep you warm no matter how chilly it gets, too. Can it get better? Actually, yes.

SHOP: The O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber

This coat really is the sort of style you just don’t see anymore, and that makes it all the better to wear with equally classic pieces like a rugged henley and your favorite pair of slim jeans. The quilted lining should also offer even more protection from the cold — make no mistake, the¬†O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber¬†has a lot going for it. The Dark Green color is also uniquely rich and distinctive, made to stand out stylishly in the grey depths of winter. It’s a sharp substitute for a blazer, and would wear nicely with a crisp Oxford shirt and slim wool trousers — just add handsome leather boots, and you’re set for the office holiday party or a tailored weekend happy hour.¬† How’s that for one of¬†the best men’s jackets? Not bad at all, if you ask me. Again, it’s an investment at more than $400, but the¬†O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber¬†is going to give you returns in spades — to say the least. Again, it’s a jacket you can wear to channel more rugged style (think chore pants, a thermal shirt and the Huckberry Duck Boots) or a tailored look (a chambray dress shirt and a knit tie). Still not sold? Once you try this jacket, you will be.

SHOP: The O.N.S Clothing Dominic Bomber

Style Pick of the Week: Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

The best peacoat on the market? There’s certainly nothing else like it.

Folks, there’s just no other way to look at it: The Billy Reid Bond Peacoat is an iconic jacket you need in your wardrobe this winter. Oh, and it’s worn by Mr. James Bond himself (as seen above). That’s it. That’s all there is to it. And if this classic peacoat wasn’t so well-made and uniquely stylish, that might be the end of this post. But trust me, there’s so much more to say about the exceptional Bond Peacoat from lauded American menswear designer Billy Reid. It’s great enough that it received prominent placement in the 2012 James Bond film “Skyfall” — of cours. The popularity of this coat (actually named for Bond Street in Manhattan) has only grown since then. Or is “legend” a more fitting word than “popularity”? At any rate, you can currently pick it up via the brand’s Web site, or via Huckberry — all the better, seeing as Huckberry is truly one of my favorite online shops for the stylish guy (that’s you!). That’s really just the start of what makes this coat so great. Now, we’ll be telling you all about how to wear this stylish peacoat in our #OOTD series in the coming days, but for now, let’s get down to business — the Bond Peacoat delivers in matters of style AND functionality, starting with the extremely warm double-woven melton wool construction. That alone makes it worth the *gulp* nearly-$700 price tag.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

It’s really not too often — try never — that you find a peacoat that so perfectly embodies style that’s suited for a secret agent and for the everyman, yet that’s just what the¬†Billy Reid Bond Peacoat¬†offers. Take the crisp navy color, as worn by naval servicemen decades ago. Heck, that color and this silhouette alone are enough to add class to any outfit.

Bond Peacoat

A slim, tailored peacoat that shot to prominence thanks to a certain secret agent.

Add in small, seriously premium touches — including a leather-reinforced collar and horn buttons — and you’re looking at much more than your average peacoat. It’s also made in Italy, putting the¬†Billy Reid Bond Peacoat¬†a cut above the rest. Side slash hand warmer pockets and front flap pockets make this coat one that’s not just for show; use them to stow your everyday carry essentials on chilly winter days. It’s crisply cut, making it the ideal complement to tailored wool trousers and rugged leather boots. It’s also a nice way to stay warm in transit to the office or your holiday party — if I were you, I’d wear it over a classic chambray shirt and slim tan chinos, paired up with durable desert boots (read more about all those men’s style essentials elsewhere on the site). Again, you’re going to have to invest in the¬†Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, but I can nearly guarantee it’ll be the last peacoat you buy. OK, that’s it. That’s the end of this post. Get out there and pick it up while you still can!

SHOP: The Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

 

Style Pick of the Week: Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket

 

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Two seriously cool jackets for the price of one — all from a classic, dependable brand.

Take a good look at the Bondi Jacket from Faherty Brand — then envision yourself wearing it this winter. It’s not all that hard to do, right? After all, Faherty Brand¬†consistently delivers the sort of casual, easygoing-yet-functional staples that every guy needs in his wardrobe, and they do it for nearly every season. Yes, even winter. That’s where the¬†Bondi Jacket¬†comes into play. It’s two jackets in one, with the type of design detailing that only the West Coast purveyors at¬†Faherty Brand¬†can provide — take one look at the cool reversible print, for starters.

It’s pretty plain to see that the Bondi Jacket¬†is unlike any other winter style essential you’ve got in your wardrobe, and while I can’t advise that you wear this thing into the polar vortex, it’s certainly worthy keeping under consideration as another layer (to say the least). Brushed cotton blanket fabric makes up the printed interior, while a durable diamond-quilted chambray holds down the fort on the other side — again, two jackets that’ll layer with ease over everything from a classic white T-shirt to a rugged henley. The beauty of the¬†Bondi Jacket? You can then layer it underneath a heavier winter parka for maximum protection on the streets — without sacrifing style once you head indoors. It’s that kind of versatility that¬†Faherty Brand¬†provides in spades — again, they’re not just a warm-weather brand.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket 

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A closer look at the reverse side of this durable shirt jacket.

And then, there’s the unique pattern on the Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket¬†(as seen above). The Redwood Bluff design is both subtly stylish and just a bit bold, made to layer over a classic chambray shirt while offering a nice bit of contrast — think ’70s surfer cool without going too far over the top. This is a shirt jacket you should feel comfortable wearing with rugged chore pants and tough leather boots, too. Feel like going a little more low-key? The reverse-side chambray is a little more understated, to the point where you could team up the¬†Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket with slim black jeans, a classic Oxford shirt and a warm beanie cap for winter’s nightcap at a (heated) outdoor rooftop. To be sure, that’s a specific style scenario … but hey, ’tis the season. If at first you’re wary of injecting that much color and pattern into your wardrobe, know that the tailored fit and easy-to-layer potential of the¬†Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket¬†make it a solid winner, especially for the price. That’s all you need this winter.

How would you layer the Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket? Are you on board with wearing a shirt jacket for winter?