The Sunday Sale: Save 20 Percent on this Taylor Stitch Leather Jacket for Fall

Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket

Pre-fund this leather jacket right now — it’s some of the best outerwear on the market.

It’s here, it’s official, and you need it in your shopping cart: The Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket is perhaps the best leather jacket of the moment, done up in rich Cognac leather akin to a delicious spirit for your bar cart. Right now, you can get $200 off this standout men’s leather jacket when you pre-fund it — how’s that for a Sunday Sale? We just talked yesterday about the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee — one of the best T-shirts out there — but it’s time to turn back towards one of our favorite menswear brands for today’s offering. Taylor Stitch certainly has plenty of experience in the leather jacket game (see the Moto Jacket), but the Cuyama Jacket is even better. The silhouette itself is based on a secondhand shop find, and the brand has brought it into the modern age with a timeless reboot. But — and this is crucial — you can only get this deal through the Taylor Stitch Workshop for a limited time. 

SHOP: Get 20 Percent Off the Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket 

In fact, that’s what allows the brand to offer up great pricing. Pre-fund the Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket early and knock 20 percent off the eventual retail price — easy as that. It’s an incredibly rugged leather jacket you’ll have for years, featuring buttery-soft Cognac cowhide leather designed to age remarkably. Cotton twill lining rounds out the body of the jacket, while corduroy cuff and collar detailing adds some old-school appeal. Natural dark horn corozo buttons drive home refinement and attention to detail, while “cellar door” side pockets provide space for your everyday carry essentials. Like a glass of fine Cognac, this leather jacket is going to perform even better when aged over time. That’s the way it should be, after all.

SHOP: Get 20 Percent Off the Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket 

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

A seriously cool, essential tee for all your summer style needs.

As we move into August, one thing is pretty clear to me — if you don’t yet have one of the best men’s T-shirts, it’s time you snagged one ASAP from the good folks at Taylor Stitch, especially from the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection. Whether you pick up the one-of-a-kind Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee in the excellent Dusty Clay color as seen above, or go with a classic white tee, it’s hard to misstep — very, very difficult to misstep, as it were. Naturally, this exceptionally stylish T-shirt fits right in with the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, and it’s available with just enough time left in the summer to get some good wear out of it (although who said you can’t wear your new favorite tee all year long, ehh?) What makes this T-shirt so different? As ever, it starts with the small stuff — or in this case, the not-so-small stuff. You see, Taylor Stitch continues to go the extra mile when it comes to being sustainable and stylish, so they’re making one of the best T-shirts for men using a unique blend of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester in a heavier 8oz. fabric construction. That makes it the type of tee you can wear on your own or layered accordingly beneath a rugged denim jacket or a chambray shirt — that’s just to start, though.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

The Natural color makes this Taylor Stitch tee one of the coolest T-shirts for men.

The Dusty Clay or Natural colorways are your author’s favorites when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee — either could be worn easily with faded light wash denim and your favorite chukka boots, or else with slim tan chinos and white canvas sneakers. This is the kind of cool T-shirt you really can throw on and forget about (aside from when you get compliments on it, of course). The fully-taped shoulder seams offer durable construction and long-lasting wearability, whether you chose to rock the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee for back patio beers or an upstate bonfire (or both!). The well-made pocket adds a bit of visual interest and some space for any smaller EDC essentials (heck, use it to carry a titanium pen as you work on your next workshop project). When the weather starts to get chilly this summer, or when you need to layer up with a rugged flannel shirt come fall and winter, this is quite simply one of the best T-shirts you can buy. Check it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts on Twitter.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans

Stepping out in cool-as-can-be summer style with Taylor Stitch.

Before we dive into today’s post, thank you for stopping by the blog during these challenging times. If you’ve ever cruised through the digital pages of this site, then you well and truly know how much your Brooklyn-based author loves what the great team across the way at San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch is doing. They’ve been a consistent, longtime favorite of this blog when it comes to producing men’s style essentials — the right way — for any season, including summer style gear. And here’s the kicker: Right now during these difficult and unquestionably times — when small businesses can use our help more than ever — you can get 20 percent off your first order of all Taylor Stitch gear. Which brings me to my main point: The Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans, as seen at the top of the page, are some of the best men’s jeans to buy now, then wear all summer (and fall, and winter). Rest assured, we’ll get into the indigo dye later on, but you should know that when Taylor Stitch sets out to produce something, they do so with the mindset that it should be a piece you can have in your wardrobe for years to come. This leads us to the excellently curated Taylor Stitch Staff Essentials Collection, naturally. You could readily put together a cool outfit for summer using only picks from that collection (including a classic T-shirt and rugged leather boots), but let’s focus on the Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans for just one second, shall we? It might seem pretty odd to be talking about indigo denim while we’re in the throes of summer, but rest assured, the TS gang does things differently.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans

The customary San Fran map pocket detailing and durable copper hardware from Taylor Stitch.

These slim blue jeans are exquisitely crafted, made with a fit that rivals that of the excellent Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos (and if you’ve tried a pair, you know they really are exceptional). The Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans are crucially made with a blend of hemp and organic cotton for sustainability and a lighter weight than jeans made from, say, pure Japanese selvedge. A button fly and rivets made from tough YKK copper shanks only add to the durability of these surprisingly rugged blue jeans — yet, it’s that critical  fabric  blend that makes these a pair of blue jeans you can wear during summer.

Let’s talk about the indigo dye, too. It’s done twice, making these a richly crafted pair of jeans that are dressier than light wash denim (although you need a pair of each in your wardrobe!). When it comes to styling the Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans, well, that’s up to you. Be careful about excess dye rubbing off, but go forth and wear them with everything from a charcoal Oxford shirt and suede chukka boots to your favorite T-shirt and high-top canvas sneakers. Available at a great price for the moment, you’re going to get outstanding quality and versatility out of these stylish men’s jeans, no questions asked.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Slim Indigo Jeans

 

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo

A seriously cool, modern men’s polo from Taylor Stitch.

What if I told you that, in addition to its full lineup of some of the best menswear around, the good folks at Taylor Stitch were now busy cornering the market when it comes to crafting the best men’s polo for spring and summer? That’d be pretty remarkable, right? Remarkable and almost too good to be true? Well, that’s not the case anymore: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo is everything you need in a stylish polo for spring and summer, and it’s arrived not a moment too soon. The best men’s polo can be worn to work (in your home office, that is) just as readily as it can be worn to have a back patio beer (again, at home for now). And when you finally do get the chance to gather with friends again, you’re going to want to be wearing something as stylish, cool and laidback as the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo. Plus, you can get your new favorite polo for up to 30 percent off right now (no code needed!), and you’re also getting $20 in Common Club credit for orders over $200. Not bad at all. True to what one expects from Taylor Stitch,  this classic men’s polo is almost more like a T-shirt than a stuffy, preppy polo of years gone by. It starts with the use of upcycled cotton and polyester for a breezy, breathable fit — you should check out the full line of Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag knitwear while you’re at it, too. But back to what makes the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo so great.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo

Also available in a neat, classic navy colorway.

First off: Classic color options like Navy and Natural place this classic polo as a must-have in your spring and summer wardrobe — heck, buy both those colorways of the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo, and you’ve got versatile outfit options aplenty. Try the navy polo with slim tan chinos and white canvas sneakers, and pair the Natural Heavy Bag Polo with some of the best men’s shorts and stylish leather slip-ons — talk about easygoing spring style at its finest, right? The three-button placket on this classic men’s polo gives it some dressy polish, enough that you could rock it with a unstructured navy blazer for that Zoom call if need be. The tailored fit also makes the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo one of the best men’s polos on the  market — believe it. And one last kicker here: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo is available for $68 right now — that’s a heck of a deal. At that rate, you’re going to get more than one polo … correct? Correct. Head over to Twitter to let me know if you pick it up.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt is the Best Oxford Shirt Right Now

The best Oxford shirt? I’ll let you decide, but in short … yes.

Let’s be real here: When we (and by we, I mean me) step out and call a shirt the best Oxford shirt, you can rest assured there’s some serious thinking (and research, and testing!) that goes into it. And with that being said, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt (specifically, the Jack Shirt in Maroon Brushed Oxford) is the best Oxford shirt to buy right now. It’s certainly been a hot seller on the Taylor Stitch site, so if your size is sold out, rest assured, the entire run of Taylor Stitch shirting in alternate fabrics and fits offers up that same blend of quality & durability. The right Oxford shirt for winter weather should fit slim, but not too slim (check), it should be able to pull double-duty with your favorite winter blazer as easily as on its own with slim faded jeans (check), and it should be ready for season after season of wear (again, check!).

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Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt reliably checks all of those boxes, and that’s why you need it now. Did I mention it’s made with organic cotton and features real dark horn buttons? The hits, they keep rolling with Taylor Stitch shirting, this much is true.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt 

A dependable, classic Oxford shirt — one of several options available from Taylor Stitch.

But let’s get back to why it pays off to have a closet stocked with at least one of the best Oxford shirts for men, shall we? Think of an Oxford shirt as a sort of nice go-between when you want to upgrade your style from your favorite henley to something with a bit more polish — yet you don’t want to feel stuffy or constricted (the way a standard dress shirt might leave you feeling). That’s where your new favorite Oxford shirt comes in — throw it on with slim tan chinos and classic leather chukka boots to hit up your favorite brewery, or else pair it with your favorite winter blazer and slim blue denim to head to the office. The great news is, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt can do all of that and more — without missing a beat. Doesn’t that sound like the kind of shirt you need in your life ASAP? I thought so. Happy shopping!

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt 

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The List: Bundle Up for Fall and Winter with My Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks

This tough shirt jacket is the lead-off pick in today’s rundown of the best men’s gear for Novmeber.

If there’s one essential you need on your shopping list right now, it might just be a rugged shirt jacket. OK,well, to be clear … there’s likely more than one item you’re going to want to add to your rundown of the best fall style essentials, and that’s where today’s edition of The List enters the picture. With Thanksgiving looming and chilly weather continuing to roll in, these are the right gear picks to bundle up with, hit the road with, or wear to get to work. Have any recommendations of your own to make? Let me know on Twitter!

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket — $248

A tough shirt jacket with the right chops for fall layering.

Lined in cotton flannel, this rugged shirt jacket from the American-made style purveyors at Flint and Tinder is not to be trifled with. It’s the kind of classic shirt jacket you can throw on and forget about, given that it’s made from weather-resistant waxed canvas to take you through tough fall adventures and nasty weather. Easily one of the best men’s shirt jackets, this is true.

Helm Boots Hollis Boots — $350

The best boots for the office and the weekend in equal measure.

It’s the perfect time of year to break out some rugged leather boots, and for the ideal mix of refinement and style, you can’t go wrong with Austin-based Helm Boots and the exclusive-to-Huckberry Helm Boots Hollis Boots. The captoe and rich leather give these a dressier feel — wear them with tan herringbone trousers and a classic Oxford shirt to the office. Speaking of …

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in White Everyday Oxford — $98

One of the best Oxford shirts you’re going to find, and that’s a fact.

There’s truly never a bad time to recommend or wear a classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch, especially as we roll into winter. This timeless white Oxford shirt is one you should wear with everything from a classic navy blazer and tan chinos to perfectly faded denim and durable leather chukka boots.

Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants — $98

Classic corduroy pants that won’t miss a beat when it comes to essential fall style.

An ongoing favorite here on the blog, the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants are corduroys as you’ve never seen them, done up in a trim fit with rich fabric and top-notch quality. These are simply some of the best corduroy pants to wear to the office or out on a date, preferably paired with your classic Oxford shirt from Taylor Stitch.

Hill City Merino Cashmere Beanie — $48

The right way to keep warm and add some serious style points to your fall and winter ensembles.

This won’t be the last time we’ll talk about Hill City today on the blog, mark my words. The brand (an offshoot of GAP) focuses on stylish, performance-inspired menswear in sleek silhouettes, tested in San Francisco and worn the world over. This merino cashmere beanie is soft, comfortable & utterly critical for fall and winter — the pop of color doesn’t hurt, either.

Tuft & Needle California King Mattress — $750

A truly excellent mattress for a great night’s sleep.

Granted, it’s not every single day that you expect to see a Tuft & Needle mattress on a list of the best new men’s gear, but this just might be one of the best mattresses you can invest in now (and then reap the rewards later, of course).

Tincup American Whiskey — Starting at $25

A bold, rich whiskey that’ll warm you on chilly fall and winter nights.

In addition to stylish accessories, the right spirits can go a long way toward amping up your enjoyment of fall and winter evenings — and Tincup American Whiskey, with its bold flavor and modern approach to heritage whiskey, is the right way to go. Affordably priced for some of the best and most unique whiskey on the planet, Tincup takes its name from an old-school mining town (and the way in which miners would enjoy their whiskey). Using distilled Colorado water also gives this a remarkable flavor — it’s a new fall and winter favorite.

Hanwag Stulben II Boots — $306

Richly crafted leather hiking boots that won’t quit, no matter what.

Among underappreciated brands quietly making some of the best men’s hiking boots on the market, Hanwag might take the cake. These rugged leather hiking boots are dependable enough for the trail with your favorite chore pants, and stylish enough to grab a pint afterward.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (Huckberry Exclusive) — $188

An eyecatching update to a classic Taylor Stitch silhouette.

Yes, we’re back with another recommendation from Taylor Stitch,and more specifically, a new take on the coveted Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. It won’t be the last time you see it this season, that’s for sure. Done up in a rich color and custom fabric exclusive to Huckberry, this is the perfect fall and winter trucker jacket — wear it with a white henley and inky blue indigo denim, plus some new leather hiking boots.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel — $139

A technical bag that’s streamlined enough to go off-road and beyond.

When you need a performance-minded duffel bag and don’t want to think about it too much, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is the everyday carry essential you need.

Armor-Lux Heritage Henley — $109

A truly excellent henley for fall and winter layering.

When you’re getting ready to go off-road with, say, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel, make it worth your while — and stay warm in the process, with one of the toughest henleys your money can buy. That, my friends, would be the Armor-Lux Heritage Henley.

Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket — $158

Another shirt jacket for easygoing layering potential.

Founded by former MLS player Noah Palmer and featuring a focus on mobile, comfortable, versatile gear for the modern man on the go, Hill City is an excellent new menswear brand worth your time if you want performance-ready menswear (like the Thermal Light Shirt Jacket) that’s not too fussy and doesn’t break the bank.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $795

A watch that’ll stay on time and keep you looking stylish all the while.

Speaking of a shirt jacket for the guy on the go, what about a rugged dive watch for the guy who never stops? Enter the dependable, tough Marathon MSAR Watch, uniquely suited to stand up to fall tailgates and winter snow in equal measure.

Truman Boots Service Boots — $420 

Tough leather boots that work as hard as you do.

We’ve sure covered a lot of ground today on the blog when it comes to the best men’s leather boots, but these Truman Boot Co. Service Boots are more than worthy of inclusion. Incredibly rugged and richly crafted, you can wear these all winter, day after day.

Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag — $250

The right way to haul your favorite red wine and cocktail essentials.

Here just in time for holiday travel and holiday spirits, meet a remarkable and essential addition to your home bar (and your traveling bar, too). The Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag blends the expertise and craftsmanship for which Billykirk is known with the high-quality approach to winemaking (aged in former bourbon barrels!) that separates Cooper & Thief from the pack. Taken together, this beautiful bartender bag is the right way to haul your favorite spirits and cocktail accessories to your next holiday party. Better still? It’s handcrafted and hand-numbered, and filled with some of the best cocktail tools around, and still leaves you with space for a bottle of Cooper & Thief wine. Cheers!

Barbour Flannel Shirt — $159

Wear this stylish flannel with your Barbour jacket — go for it!

So, last but not least … you know what goes well with your Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag? A rugged flannel shirt from a heritage brand — and specifically, this impeccable Barbour Flannel Shirt. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

 

OK now … did you find anything to add to your shopping cart or your wish list? Perhaps it’s the nicely updated Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants that are next up for you to purchase? Or maybe the Barbour Flannel Shirt is the way to go? Oh, and let’s not forget about the Helm Boots Hollis Boots and other dependable gear picks like the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket — how about it? Who can’t wait to get out there this fall? That makes two of us. Cheers!

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Weatherproof Suede

Impressively rugged, functional and stylish Taylor Stitch moto boots.

If you thought your closet was positively too full of gear from Taylor Stitch … well, think again. And if at the same time you’ve been looking for the perfect pair of fall boots, you’re in luck. The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots are here to save your day — and your fall and winter wardrobe — from certain peril in snowy and slushy weather. Now, you’ve read about these stylish moto boots in my guide to wearing black jeans, and they’re back again for good reason today. The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots carry on an impressive lineage of top-notch performance and effortless style from everyone’s favorite San Fran-based brand, and that’s all the more reason to snag your pair now. That is to say, everything that you love about Taylor Stitch‘s chambray shirts, handsome sweaters & rugged outerwear gets distilled into one of the best pairs of men’s boots for fall and winter. What makes the Taylor Stitch Moto Boots so essential, even in spite of a slightly higher price tag ($348, for those curious)? The difference, as ever, remains in the details — from the rich 4oz. snuff suede to the impressive Goodyear welt construction., made to be resoled when you need it the  most. And of course, these are highly unique in that they just so happen to be a truly weatherproof pair of suede boots, something not many other brands can say. Does that make ’em some of the best men’s boots? Yes, indeed it does — but there’s a whole lot more where that came from.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots

A tough sole and stellar design details put these Taylor Stitch boots a cut above the rest.

Notably, these rugged suede boots can stand up to plenty of wear in nasty weather thanks to that durable weatherproof suede and Goodyear construction — they’re complemented by a tough Vibram outsole, to boot (pun very much intended). Make no mistake, these aren’t a pair of boots to be messed with, and that goes for whether you wear them with your favorite black jeans and a henley, or team them with slim navy trousers and a classic Oxford shirt after a snowy work day commute. Throw in waxed cotton laces for a bit of tailored appeal, then add in the fact that antique brass hardware finishes off the Taylor Stitch Moto Boots, and you’ve got a truly unbeatable pair of the best fall and winter boots — that’s not just talk. Perhaps the best part about these? They’ll work with the rest of your well-stocked Taylor Stitch wardrobe … so, what more can you ask for? Not a whole lot.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots

The Friday Read: Danner’s New Boots, the Best Oktoberfest Beers and Taylor Stitch Outerwear

The perfect fall weekend boots from Danner? Very nearly!

My friends, we’ve reached the end of another work week (at least, I hope that’s the case for you). If you’re anything like me, you’ve got your shopping cart full of fall style essentials as we patiently await the finest hour in menswear. And speaking of stepping into a new season, the rugged, versatile Danner Vertigo 917 Boots as showcased above could just be the perfect new addition to your closet. Danner makes all of its footwear in the U.S.A. with prime attention to detail, making the above pair some of the best leather boots (period!) that you can snag for fall. Now that we’ve covered off on the best boots for the weekend, what say we dive into something like … Brooklyn’s best new coffee shop? I’ve had the pleasure recently of checking out Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in Brooklyn’s idyllic Park Slope neighborhood (as you might have seen on my Instagram), and I’m certainly a new fan! If ever you get to the borough, I can’t recommend you visit this spot enough. It’s a welcome addition to the Brooklyn coffee scene, seeing as the company was founded in my home state of Michigan, and it’ll be a crucial weekend stop for me tomorrow, too. As for the rest of my weekend, I’ll be taking in some college football action by my Michigan State Spartans, and enjoying a cold fall beer at Threes Brewing. How about you? Feel free to check in with me in the comments below!

  • Fall is well and truly here — at least, it’ll officially be here next week on the calendar (and hopefully soon thereafter in terms of the weather). With that in mind, I put the best flannel shirts to the test for GearMoose, and believe you me, there are some stellar options when it comes to fall’s perfect shirt. Layer it up with your favorite henley and tough camp pants, then get out there & get to work.
  • Speaking of essential fall gear, I sure do hope you moved quickly to pre-fund the excellent Taylor Stitch Mechanic Jacket. Crafted from the brand’s famed Boss Duck fabric, it’s a hard-wearing jacket that should arrive just in time for fall — read my full scoop on the best new fall jacket over at GearMoose, naturally.
  • Let’s turn once again toward this here blog, and our ongoing #OOTD series. There’s still time for you to get plenty of wear out of your favorite denim jacket — you just need to layer it up accordingly, and that’s why I recently covered how to wear a denim jacket for fall. There’s no time to waste, my friends.
  • And because it wouldn’t be a fall weekend without a little craft beer action, I rounded up the best Oktoberfest beers to enjoy as we move into this prime, prime season for hops-inclined refreshment. Again, I point you toward GearMoose for that briefing — cheers to Friday!

So, for old’s time sake, let’s close out today’s Friday Read with one last helpful #menswear reminder before the weekend — I’ll point you back to The Style Guide, and my take on the best hooded sweatshirt for fall. It’s just that good … believe me. OK, that’s all I’ve got today, folks. Enjoy the weekend!

#OOTD: How to Wear Your New Favorite Jacket … Just About Anywhere

We might be on the cusp of Labor Day weekend — and today’s #OOTD can certainly function well in that setting, too — but it’s also prime time to look toward early fall. Critically, how to dress for early fall is something we’ve been driving home these past few weeks on The Style Guide, and today’s #OOTD is no different. To wit: We’re taking a rugged camo jacket (perfect for long weekend travel or as a casual, cool blazer replacement) and matching it up with the kind of men’s style essentials you’d be proud to wear any time of year (but especially as the weather gets chilly). Trust me: It could be your new favorite jacket. And what about the rest of this look? You’ll find the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee below, along with some of the best men’s pants for fall — the goal here is casually rugged style that works from the coffee shop to the open road (and maybe even your office, if you can get away with it). The focus is this: The right gear picks speak for themselves, so when wearing a more flashy camo jacket, you should tone down the rest of your #OOTD accordingly. And because we’re moving ever-so-slowly into fall, that means the introduction of rugged leather boots — the kind you wear to your favorite distillery or for a quick weekend hike. It’s all about gear that can go anywhere, so mix and match these picks as you please. Alright, without further ado … here we go.

The perfect combination of rugged and casual for Labor Day weekend & well into fall.

  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Camo Wax, $198 — Here it is, your new favorite jacket. Consider it the perfect go-between layer for breezy early fall nights. This rugged camo jacket is both subtly stylish and distinct enough to work everywhere from a rock concert to a weekend brunch.
  • The Classic White Tee: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, $45 — Now, is this a full-on white tee? Not quite. And that’s OK! The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee is A) Sustainably made and B) More durable than a thinner white tee — just what you need heading into September (and beyond).
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98 — If it’s a pair of the best men’s pants for fall that you seek, then perhaps the oft-recommended Proof Rover Pants are your best bet. Sharp and stylish, yet easily paired up with one of the best white tees out there.
  • The Boots: Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chelsea Boots, $240 Stylish Chelsea boots that just so happen to be rugged and versatile? It’s possible thanks to these rugged leather boots — they’re also lightweight and not overly clunky.
  • The Watch: Jack Mason Diver Watch, $282.98 — You’ve got your rugged camo jacket, you’ve got your Red Wing Heritage boots … might as well throw on a classic dive watch as a complement to this #OOTD, ehh? Indeed!
  • The Grooming Essential: Saturdays NYC Clay Pomade, $24 — We’re leaving your stylish ballcap at home on the shelf in favor of a slick, sharp hairdo via the Saturdays NYC Clay Pomade, the latest grooming essential from one of your favorite brands.
  • The Everyday Bag: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $215.98 — Need to hit the road in a hurry for a fall weekend trip? Need to haul a change of clothes to the office? This rugged shoulder brief is the way to go.
  • The Everyday Carry: Studebaker Workshop Keyholder, $58 — Never lose track of your keys again, no matter the style situation, with this crucial everyday carry upgrade.

OK, let’s recap it all, shall we? The goal here is transitional fall style that you can even make use of during Labor Day weekend. So, a rugged camo jacket from the good folks at Taylor Stitch takes care of business for breezy fall nights, as does the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee — a one-two combo that’s subtly stylish and eyecatching. Some of the best men’s pants for fall act as another reliable outfit anchor, with the type of fabric and cut that works for fall travel or a fall day on the job. And it’s always tough to go wrong with rugged leather boots, particularly the kind that feature tough suede and sleek-but-hardworking construction. To haul your daily essentials, grab  tough-as-nails, rugged shoulder brief, but not before you’ve done up your ‘do with the Saturdays NYC Clay Pomade — it’s an immediate hair upgrade that adds some refinement to this look. Don’t forgo your everyday carry, either. And last but not least: Be sure you’ve accessorized accordingly with a classic dive watch to round things out. Is this the way you’d style this #OOTD? You can always let me know on Twitter. Cheers!

 

 

The List: Buy This Week’s 10 Best New Menswear and Gear Picks for Summer

Roll up those sleeves and get to work this season with Taylor Stitch.

If you keep up with our ongoing series The List, covering the very best new menswear and gear on the market, you’ll probably recognize the brand at the top of the list — that’s right, it’s Taylor Stitch. We’re making the case today that a brand like Taylor Stitch can be worn all through the rest of summer, especially when accessorized appropriately. On that note, check out my full suite of picks below — thanks for reading, and enjoy summer!

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt — $125

A new take on the Western shirt from your favorite menswear brand.

As we said above, this stylish Western shirt will still work for summer. In fact, it’s hard to go wrong with nearly anything from Taylor Stitch, especially a rugged Western shirt that’s also surprisingly lightweight. Wear this with black jeans and your favorite leather boots to grab a cold one at a rock concert.

Roark Revival Porter Pants — $60

The breezy, cool pants to take you through summer.

See, we told you when it comes to accessorizing a stylish Western shirt, it’s all about finding seasonally ready components to match it up with — like these slim summer pants from Roark Revival, perfectly breezy and ready for travel or a summer happy hour.

Karl Strauss Boat Shoes Hazy IPA — Price Varies

A bright and sunny IPA with a friendly name and cool can design.

I have good news and I have bad news: The good news, first, is that this hazy IPA nails everything you’d want from the Hazy IPA “trend” (if you can call it that). It’s imminently crushable, with a summer-friendly name and a cool can design. However, it’s only available in California within the brewery’s distribution footprint. If you have a trip planned out there soon, look for it! Speaking of boat shoes …

Yuketen Ox Mocs — $300

The casual, dependable summer moccasins to wear any time happy hour rolls around.

OK, while these aren’t technically classic boat shoes, the Yuketen Ox Mocs are perfect for easygoing summer style, and quite possibly the perfect pair of summer footwear to slip into as you sip on the Boat Shoes IPA.

Luminox Xcor Aerospace Pilot Professional Watch — $1,520

An investment-level watch that’s both incredibly expensive and incredibly worth the coin.

OK, is this tough Luminox timepiece truly the definition of an investment-level watch? Yes. Absolutely — but will you ever need to buy another rugged field watch again? No, sir.

Armor-Lux Breton Long-Sleeve Tee — $70

The breezy, casual, cool shirt to wear on a chilly summer night.

We’ve talked in the past about Armor-Lux and the brand’s certified iconic shirts — like the Armor-Lux Breton Long-Sleeve Tee, in fact. Wear this with tan chinos to a breezy beach bonfire.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack (30 Liters) — $290

Make waves and carry all your gear at once with this outstanding backpack from Peak Design.

You need a dependable everyday backpack for summer adventures — specifically, you need the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, a highly rated and much-loved bag for your next getaway.

Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka — $230 

Dependable chukka boots to wear even when it’s hot out.

You’ve probably noticed the Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka pop up before on previous editions of The List, but we’re including it this time around because it’s among the best chukka boots for summer — lightweight, rugged & wearable with chinos or jeans.

Lisboa Francisco Brushed Oxford — $118

A new summer shirt that’s destined to become a go-to.

There are going to be times where you want to switch things up from the rugged Western shirt we talked about earlier — and for all those times when you want to keep it casual with light wash denim and perhaps some of the best chukka boots for summer, you need to reach for the Lisboa Francisco Oxford.

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Tee — $35

A dependable, rugged and classic men’s tee for summer.

There comes a time in every guy’s life when he just wants to wear a classic men’s T-shirt and maybe some slim chino shorts — for all those times, there’s the Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Tee.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.We’re ending on a high note today with a classic men’s T-shirt — it’s always tough to narrow down these lists. What’s your favorite selection? For me, I always love a stylish Western shirt from Taylor Stitch, of course. Let me know your favorite pick on Twitter — thanks for reading!