The List: Shop These Top Gear Picks from Taylor Stitch for the Best Winter Style

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Keep reading to learn all about this rugged new Taylor Stitch jacket and more standout menswear from the brand.

My friends, if there’s one thing I know (and hopefully, one thing you know!), it’s Taylor Stitch consistently delivers some of the very best menswear around. The San Francisco gear makers have a consistent formula for crafting everything from the best men’s shirts to the best boots for guys, all at pretty agreeable prices considering the long-lasting quality you tend to get from ’em. I’ve been a fan of the brand for years, as you know from reading the blog, and I’m continually impressed at the new styles and silhouettes they put out. That’s where today’s edition of The List comes into play: A look at the best new gear from Taylor Stitch for the rest of winter (and beyond that). Happy shopping, folks.

The Best New Gear to Buy at Taylor Stitch Today 

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley in Cypress — $68

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley

A perfect addition to your winter wardrobe, yes?

When it comes to the right blend of sustainability and style, Taylor Stitch nails it with the Heavy Bag line, featuring upcycled cotton and polyester. This rugged men’s henley is an ideal addition to your winter wardrobe, for the weekend or for working from home.

Taylor Stitch Democratic Chinos in Organic Ash — $98

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Classic chinos in a highly versatile color.

Looking for well-fitting pants that you can wear with a Taylor Stitch henley or an Oxford shirt?Well, Taylor Stitch chinos, featuring a tailored straight-leg cut, are your best bet (they’re also offered in a Slim fit).

Taylor Stitch Dalton Jacket in Navy — $348

Taylor Stitch Dalton Jacket

A nautically inspired jacket built for toughness and utility.

Taylor Stitch knows how to make one of the best jackets for men, and it helps that the Dalton Jacket is based off a design from a British Royal Navy silhouette. It’s made with a DWR-coated organic cotton and nylon blend for toughness, too.

Taylor Stitch Ledge Shirt in Sand Plaid — $128

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The dependable overshirt you need right now — and into spring.

The Ledge Shirt is an updated take on other Taylor Stitch shirts, featuring a shorter cut (wear it untucked!) and the brand’s California collar for an easygoing look. Button chest pockets and the organic cotton construction make it ideal for layering as an overshirt.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Ash Sashiko — $188

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A textured, easy-to-layer take on the Long Haul Jacket.

The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is a much-loved staple of the brand, taking the trucker jacket and giving it a shot in the arm. This version uses textured organic cotton.

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Chocolate Pebble Grain — $348

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots

Some of the coolest boots for men you’re apt to find out there.

Step right up and step into some of the best men’s boots on the market with Taylor Stitch — yes, the brand can do that, too. These moto boots should prove plenty rugged and durable.

Taylor Stitch Morse Pants in Charcoal Slub Linen — $128

Dependable workwear pants made from a cotton-linen blend.

What else to pair with your new favorite boots than your new favorite pair of pants? These pants blend cotton and linen together in a workwear-minded silhouette for plenty of wear.

Taylor Stitch Rugby Shirt in Navy Stripe — $88

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A seriously cool update to the rugby shirt, done well by Taylor Stitch.

Taylor Stitch takes the preppy style staple and turns it into something cool, modern and fresh — one of the best polos for men out there. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me rocking my own — can’t recommend it enough!

Taylor Stitch Merino Boxers — $55

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An easy way to upgrade your basics via a favorite brand.

That’s right: Taylor Stitch now makes some of the best underwear for men, and they do so using highly performance-minded merino fabric.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Nihon Menpu Reserve Selvage — $198

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt

An unstoppable denim shirt made from rare fabric.

Taylor Stitch goes above and beyond here to craft one of the best men’s denim shirts, and they do so using Japanese selvage from Nihon Menpu, a company that’s been around since the 1920s.

Who’s ready to get shopping at Taylor Stitch, ehh? Whether it’s one of the best men’s denim shirt or something as seemingly simple as some of the best underwear for men, the brand is dedicated to quality and versatility across the board. It’s tough to single out just one essential pick from this list, but if I had to select just one for rugged, dependable performance and even some multi-season versatility, it’d be the Taylor Stitch Dalton Jacket, no doubt about it. How about you? Be sure to check in with me on Twitter to share your take. Happy shopping!

 

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater

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A rugged, classic cardigan the likes of only Taylor Stitch can make.

There comes a day in every season, especially winter, when bone-chilling cold hits you as soon as you wake up. You rush to closet and search for one of the best sweaters for men in these trying times, but you might come up short — that is, until you pick up the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater. It’s the latest and greatest addition to the Taylor Stitch line of sweaters, one that just so happens to be positively packed with the best men’s sweaters for winter and well beyond. But to me, it’s the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater that really takes the cake, what with the use of organic cotton and seed stitch construction to give it some texture and visual interest. It gets plenty better from there, though.

When the going gets tough, when the weather takes a turn for the worse and when your weekend calls for effortlessly cool, rugged style and top-notch layering potential, that’s where the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater comes into play. Perhaps you’ve already added a versatile winter jacket, like the Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket, into your seasonal rotation, so why not keep the hits rolling with one of the best men’s cardigans out there, ehh? It’s tough to pass up the blend of versatility, performance and classic looks you’re getting here, folks.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater

Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater

The timeless shawl construction and rugged good looks are as ideal as it gets for winter layering.

It’s always worth watching when Taylor Stitch puts its collective design prowess towards a new silhouette, and in this case, it’s a rugged shawl cardigan. This classic men’s cardigan, in fact, gives off some very similar style vibes to, say, Daniel Craig’s cardigan in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” –– that’s style to be emulated right there, is it not? The great thing about the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater is that it comes at a price tag that’s more agreeable than you might expect ($168 at Taylor Stitch), and touches like dark horn buttons add durability and a touch of style. Better still is the fact that this sweater can pull double or triple-duty, if you will.

Wear it atop a classic Oxford shirt with tan Taylor Stitch chinos for versatile business casual or “Zoom call” style, or else pair it up with a rugged men’s henley and selvedge denim for laidback weekend outings. If you want to go more casual still, how about you throw the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater on over a favorite garment-dyed T-shirt with some joggers for your morning coffee run? Any way you choose to wear it, the Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater is an unstoppable winter layering staple, and it’s by far destined to become your new favorite winter sweater.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Crawford Sweater

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

The List: Shop The Best Winter Gear and Gifts for Men at Taylor Stitch Today

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Geared up for the season with Taylor Stitch.

Are you, like me, counting down the days until Christmas? And perhaps, that first (or second, or third) snow of the season? Then it’s time to shop another edition of The List, here just in time for the holidays and featuring some of the most rugged gear for men — all courtesy of our friends at San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch. Don’t let the relatively snow-free climes of San Fran throw you off, though: Taylor Stitch certainly specializes in some of the best winter gear for men, and you just might have enough time to get your hands on a few hard-earned stocking stuffers in under the wire here today. To see how I style my Taylor Stitch gear this winter, head to my Instagram.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Indigo Star — $125

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt

Get potentially your new favorite shirt from the TS Essentials Collection.

Let’s kick things off with a pick from the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, a seriously cool shirt that looks great with everything from chinos to jeans (and the price ain’t half-bad, either).

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley in Heather Grey — $68 

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Collection

A rugged and timeless Taylor Stitch henley for daily winter layering.

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic henley from Taylor Stitch, especially one in a versatile color and a tailored fit (remember, the brand uses chest sizing as its main measurement — sizes 38, 40 and on!).

Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket — $998

Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket

Invest in a top-notch leather jacket from Taylor Stitch.

When you want to go big, and when you want to go with one of the best leather jackets on the market, it’s hard to go wrong with an essential, classic-yet-modern TS pick.

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket in Deep Navy — $188

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

Get your new favorite shirt jacket here in time for tough winter weather.

When you want remarkably tough, comfortable and well-made layers, this Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is the only way to go (plus, the classic color is excellent).

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Everyday Denim — $98

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Everyday Denim

A classic pair of slim blue jeans to break in and make your own.

Some of the best men’s denim for under $100 is yours for the taking with these sharp blue jeans in a tailored-but-not-skin-tight silhouette.

Taylor Stitch Trench Boots in Whiskey — $348

Taylor Stitch Trench Boots

Durable, rugged and seriously cool Taylor Stitch boots.

The great thing about Taylor Stitch is the fact that in addition to churning out some of the best men’s gear around, well, they also make some of the coolest leather boots on the market.

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki — $98

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos

These Taylor Stitch chinos are the right way to go for daily wear.

Another day, another pair of stylish Taylor Stitch pants — and if you read the blog, you know that these slim chinos need no introduction.

Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket in Charcoal Birdseye Wool — $298

Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket

A durable Taylor Stitch jacket that you can wear all season long.

This versatile Taylor Stitch jacket doubles as a travel jacket and a rugged-yet-refined blazer, and it could just become a daily favorite.

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt in Tan Plaid — $128

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt

A rugged overshirt to layer up or wear on its own all winter long.

The hits just keep coming at Taylor Stitch, makers of some of the best men’s shirts out there, and the Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt is certainly no exception.

Taylor Stitch Scarf in Navy Baby Yak — $98

Taylor Stitch Scarf in Baby Yak

A refined scarf to add to your winter accessories rotation.

This is easily one of the warmest, best winter accessories — made from luxurious material, too — that you can add to your winter rotation (or someone else’s!).

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Blue Everyday Oxford — $98

Head back to the excellent Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection to pick up one of the best Oxford shirts for men on the market, no questions asked.

Taylor Stitch Drop Point Knife — $68

Taylor Stitch Drop Point Knife

A cool stocking stuffer — or just a cool pocket knife, any way you slice it.

Where else can you get both a stylish Oxford shirt and a rugged pocket knife? Why, Taylor Stitch is the place to go. Bring this one on all your winter adventures.

Alright, then: Are we convinced that Taylor Stitch truly has some of the best winter gear for men across the board? I sure hope so, whether it’s the rugged and dependable Taylor Stitch Drop Point Knife, one of the best Oxford shirts for men or some of the best winter accessories. Throw in the fact that you can stock up on some of the coolest leather boots  and quite a few pieces of strong outerwear, and this brand is assuredly a winner. Let me know what you think of all of your Taylor Stitch purchases on Twitter. Happy shopping!

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

Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

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

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

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

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

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

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket

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

The Sunday Sale: The Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is Back On Sale & Better Than Ever

Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket

One of the best leather jackets on the market at the moment.

Folks, you read the headline above right: The famed Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is back, but with a seriously cool twist that makes it one of the best leather jackets for fall. Yes indeed, it’s the Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket that’s here to storm the gates and stake its claim as your new favorite leather jacket, easily. Better still? It’s on sale via the Taylor Stitch Workshop for 20 percent off right now. Now, you might recall the Taylor Stitch Cuyama Jacket from a previous edition of the Sunday Sale, but rest assured that the Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket has enough bells and whistles to make it seriously worthy of consideration for your fall and winter wardrobe (it’ll ship right in time for Christmas, too!). It’s easily one of the coolest leather jackets your money can buy, featuring beautiful 3.5-oz. full-grain whiskey steerhide leather,  made by hand in partnership with lauded outerwear retailers Golden Bear. Seriously, how cool is that?

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket 

You really can’t go wrong with any Taylor Stitch moto jacket, and that’s just a fact.

Like all great leather jackets, it’s got the specs to stand up to just about anything, including flannel-lined pockets and a snap-tab band collar. Both those touches make it more than ready for the road or for a day trip, and you should be able to layer up other Taylor Stitch essentials with ease (a Taylor Stitch chambray shirt and rugged henley ought to do the trick!). Both the front of the jacket and the sleeve cuffs feature antique brass zippers for a bit of fine attention to detail, while articulated shoulders provide the ease of movement you need from a tough moto jacket like this one. To make a long story short, if you’re asking me if I think you should add the Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket to your collection … my answer is a definitive yes.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Band Collar Moto Jacket 

 

The List: These Are 25 of The Best New Men’s Gear Picks for Fall

Just one of many rugged gear picks you’re going to love wearing this fall.

My friends, we stand on the verge of another week as we move steadily into fall. As I always say, if you’ve felt behind in the game when it comes to the best fall style essentials, well, today’s edition of The List can certainly help bring you up to speed.

In fact, we’ll bring you up to speed in a BIG way, featuring 25 of the best new men’s gear picks, including a stylish leather watch, the best sweatpants for fall, and heck, a new pair of the best leather boots for men. It’s a barn burner, to say the least — and it all starts with a Flint and Tinder workshirt, as shown above. Here we go, folks.

More on that in just a moment, though. Whether it’s new men’s gear from Filson or a new leather jacket from Buck Mason, we’ll have you sorted out in style. Good luck out there this season, my friends. And for more men’s style essentials, be sure to head over to The Shop By The Style Guide page. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Workshirt — $128

Your new favorite rugged layer for fall, easily.

The best workshirt for fall could just be this one. Easy to layer atop a rugged henley or your favorite T-shirt on breezy fall days, then ready to be worn on into the afternoon, cold Oktoberfest beer in hand.

Huckberry Explorer’s Cap — $40

Huckberry Explorer's Cap

One of the coolest retro ballcaps out there.

What better way to get ready for fall than with one of the best ballcaps for men? The aptly named Huckberry Explorer’s Cap (in a new colorway) wears especially with pieces like, yes, the Flint and Tinder workshirt discussed earlier.

Shinola Runwell Leather Watch — $550 

Shinola Runwell Watch

The best way to welcome fall? With a cool, rugged leather watch, of course.

There’s a certain stylish leather watch you’re going to need on your wrist this fall, and it’s the handsome, versatile Shinola Runwell Leather Watch, folks.

Oliver Cabell SB-1 Brown Leather Boots — $248

Oliver Cabell Boots

Premium leather boots for fall that’ll only get better with age.

This won’t be the last time in today’s post that we talk about some of the best leather boots for men. Oliver Cabell uses uncompromising standards and quality to develop these stylish leather boots, which are suited to wear with dark denim or with, well, a fall suit.

American Trench Breton Stripe Socks — $42.50 (Four-Pack) 

American Trench Cotton Breton Stripe Socks

Stylish striped socks to wear with your favorite boots.

What are you wearing with your Oliver Cabell boots? Well, it should start with some stylish socks from American Trench, for one. These cool striped cotton socks are an easy fall pick-up, and the quality speaks for itself.

Western Rise AT Slim Pants — $128

Let’s pivot away from refined leather boots toward a pair of stylish performance pants that work with both captoe leather boots and slim dark jeans (for working from home) or tough hiking boots (for a day on the trail). These Western Rise pants are the way to go.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

Buck Mason - Charcoal Felted Chore Coat

The best chore coat you can buy for fall (possibly).

Hey hey, let’s keep the good vibes going with one of the coolest jackets for fall. This unique take on the chore coat turns it into a layer that’s more like a blazer than a traditional chore coat, meaning it’s a stylish jacket to wear on your next Zoom call, easily.

Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt in British Khaki Boss Duck — $168

One of the most rugged men’s shirts for the changing seasons.

Let’s keep it rolling with rugged layers for fall. The Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt is one of the best workshirts for fall, what with its tough blend of hemp, recycled polyester, spandex and organic cotton for extreme durability.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Light Grey — $240

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket on the blog, and it absolutely won’t be the last. One of the best trucker jackets out there, all owing to a combination of durability, toughness and long-lasting style.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

A rugged henley that’s easy to wear all fall, starting right now.

Get a great deal on one of the best men’s henleys, then use this Free Fly henley as a base layer under denim shirting or your Buck Mason chore coat.
Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Chestnut — $135

Italian Two Pocket Utility Long Sleeve Shirt in Chestnut

Todd Snyder, a personal favorite menswear designer of mine, seemingly can do no wrong when it comes to men’s style essentials for fall (or any season, for that matter). This rugged utility shirt is wearable on its own or layered atop a crisp white tee or that Free Fly henley.

Persol 3199S Sunglasses — $280 via GlassesUSA.com

Persol 3199S

Some of the most stylish, iconic sunglasses out there.

Early fall might not seem like the ideal time to recommend you pick up your new favorite sunglasses, but in fact … it is. You need to keep your eyes safe from the sun in all manner of seasons, so why not pick up some classic Persol sunglasses … right?

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants — $135

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants

Rugged, hard-wearing work pants that manage to look great, no matter what.

Let’s go back to the best rugged gear for fall adventures, shall we? That’s just what Filson does. The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants deliver durability, quality and the timeless style & performance to stand up to tough jobs or brewery visits in equal measure. Call ’em the best men’s pants for fall, easily.

Myles Apparel Everyday Crew Sweatshirt — $78

We’re keeping it rolling with warm fall layering here, via this Myles Apparel crewneck sweatshirt. The Everyday Crew is made with remarkable, water-repellent Storm Cotton and features a midweight jersey fabric, all the better for layering atop your favorite denim shirt (preferably alongside your Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants).

OBRA 240 Canvas Low-Top Sneakers — $130

OBRA sneakers

The coolest sneakers for men that you’ll wear all fall — correct? Correct.

A new addition to the stylish sneakers being sold by Huckberry, OBRA is making some of the best men’s sneakers — the kind that won’t look out of place with slim blue jeans and a shawl cardigan before fall weather really kicks in. Better yet, wear ’em with your new favorite sweatshirt.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Surprisingly stylish sweatpants from Ibex that’ll feel plenty comfortable all fall long.

Lest you scoff at the idea of fashionable joggers, just know that you’re going to need a pair of the most comfortable sweatpants for men to wear around the house (and possibly out and about with your new OBRA sneakers). These are the stylish sweatpants to buy now.

Sandqvist Roger Two-Way Totepack — $170

Sandqvist Totepack

Get off the beaten path — or go just about anywhere — with this rugged daypack.

For hauling your everyday carry essentials, get this rugged totepack and then hit the road for fall. Coming from Stockholm, Sandqvist made this tough backpack out of remarkable Cordura® EcoMade polyester.

High Camp Halflight Gunmetal Flask — $85

Halflight Flask Gunmetal

A durable, rugged, cool-as-heck flask for your next camping trip.

What are you bringing in your rugged totepack for your next fall adventure? That’s easy. This gunmetal flask from High Camp seems to be the right way to go. Get it via Cool Material ASAP.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $160

In need of a rugged leather tool bag for use at home, as opposed to, say, a trail backpack? Billykirk makes one of the coolest leather bags for your everyday carry, easily.

Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana — $50 (Two-Pack) 

As fitting as it gets when it comes to a stylish face covering — or a utilitarian bandana, for that measure — the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana has never been cooler, or more essential.

FRYE Tyler Lace-Up Boots — $328 

Beautiful, handcrafted leather boots made with a Goodyear welt and stylish, rugged suede? Those sound like the perfect leather boots for fall to me.

Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne — $52

Fulton & Roark Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne-Clearwater

Add this refined solid cologne to your fall grooming rotation.

In addition to the right leather boots or the best leather watch, fall is all about finding the best scent for every occasion. Fulton & Roark cologne covers your bases in that regard. Shop it over at Cool Material, folks.

Faherty Brand Stretch Five-Pocket Pants — $148

Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants

The best pants for men this fall in terms of comfort and style? Possibly.

Invest in some of the most comfortable pants for men out there, and reap the rewards. These stylish five-pocket pants fit like jeans but wear like sweatpants. Great work from Faherty Brand here.

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers — $54.95

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers

Comfortable, casual slippers to wear at home — or out on quick errands.

For when you just want to kick back and relax at home (possibly wearing your stylish five-pocket pants from Faherty Brand), reach for the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers.

Luminox Pacific Diver Watch — $640

A go-anywhere watch for every fall adventure, easily.

Let’s close things out the right way — with a rugged, adventure-ready watch from Luminox, there for all those times when you want to get out of the house and go off-trail. One of the best men’s adventure watches, no doubt.

Phew, alright! How about that, my friends? 25 of the best men’s style picks for fall, all wrapped up right here. From some of the most comfortable pants for men to the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers back up to handcrafted leather boots and of course, the ever-covetable Shinola Runwell and a gunmetal flask from High Camp, I think we covered PLENTY of ground today.

Heck, we’d be remiss not to mention true essentials like the the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana  or Ibex sweatpants, either. Have a favorite? Be sure to let me know over on Twitter.

 

 

The Friday Read: New HELM Sneakers, A New Watch from UNCRATE & The Best Fall Jacket

HELM Cole Sneakers

Rugged, hiking boot-inspired sneakers that’ll offer plenty of fall wearability.

Thank you, my friends, for joining us for another edition of The Friday Read, where we’re starting things off with the right *step* for the weekend. I’m talking, naturally, about the excellent, brand-new HELM Boots Cole Sneakers as seen above. That’s right — the makers of some of your favorite boots (as covered here on the blog!) are launching the brand’s first pair of sneakers, and it’s fitting that they’re a nice hybrid between sneakers and boots. I love the HELM Cole Sneakers in rich wheat leather, and I dig the hiking-style speed lacing and the versatile high-top construction. The best new sneakers for fall? Very possibly. Remember, you can get $50 off your first order at HELM, plus free shipping. So, that’s my recommended footwear pick for many a weekend ahead. Onward to the rest of the weekend. And yes, another reminder to check out my Tuesday-and-Saturday newsletter if you just can’t get enough of what we’ve got going on here. The Style Guide In Brief won’t let you down. 

Frank And Oak

As for me, I’m still enjoying a bit of R&R (call it a working vacation) visiting my parents in Florida — talk about a much-needed break. We’ve been able to hit the beach for some socially distanced sunshine, we’ve made plenty of trips to support local craft brewery Point Ybel Brewing (get the Kitten’s Paw, a light and refreshing hoppy pils!) and I’ve been able to work on features for the likes of Maxim.com (including a piece on the best leather sneakers) and GearMoose, naturally. I’ll be headed back to New York in the coming days, but have really loved being able to rest and relax down here. Hopefully, your weekend is filled with plenty of menswear, plenty of time to kick back, and perhaps some listening to the new album by The Killers. Cheers to the weekend, my friends.

Introducing MW07 PLUS True Wireless Earphones in Black Pearl

An iconic, one-of-a-kind watch – without a doubt.

The Gibson Jacket in Charcoal Birdseye Wool | Taylor Stitch…

Pre-order this classic wool jacket in advance of fall right now.

  • I’ve got a bit more of an affordable deal for you now these days — for a limited time only, the outstanding Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket (a combination travel jacket and blazer and perhaps the best fall jacket) is available for a discount via the Taylor Stitch Workshop, so you best get on it. What’s more, you can read my full Taylor Stitch review over at GearMoose.
Topo Designs Summer Sale

Yes, it’s true — you can, and should, head over to Topo Designs to shop this standout sale. 

  • Ready to look towards the trail and the weekend? You best gear up over at Topo Designs, and more specifically, with the Topo Designs Summer Sale, featuring plenty of top picks for on and off the trail. To make it easy on you, I’d recommend you get the rugged Topo Designs Field Plaid Shirt or the Field Pants, quite possibly some of the best men’s field pants around.
  • Speaking of new gear, what could be a better way to close out summer and welcome fall than with a versatile men’s watch from Shinola? Check out my full rundown on the Shinola Duck Watch for Maxim, and then get ready to get out on the water to end summer.

Folks, that’ll do it for today’s Friday Read. I’ve got one more shopping recommendation for you, though. If you missed last Saturday’s Style Pick of the Week, now’s the chance to redeem yourself. I wrote all about the excellent Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt, so you would do very well to read my Taylor Stitch review before you power through the day. Enjoy the weekend, my friends. Cheers!

See Now, Buy Now: Lace Up These Rugged Taylor Stitch Boots Heading into Fall

The Moto Boot in Golden Brown Waxed Suede | Taylor Stitch…

Some of the coolest, best men’s boots for early fall — made with uncompromising quality in mind, at that.

It’s nearly the end of August, it’s almost Labor Day … that means, as much as you might not believe it, it’s time to start gearing up for fall, and it’s an even better time to get some of the best boots for men via one of your favorite brands. That is to say, I hope the all-American style gurus at San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch are one of your favorite brands, and if not, picking up the Taylor Stitch Moto Boots is as good a chance as any to get properly acquainted. I’ve certainly been a longtime fan of the brand, from its stylish indigo jeans and expertly cut polos to, naturally, the best Oxford shirt. And on the footwear front, Taylor Stitch has done as great a job as any brand out there at making high-quality, craftsmanship-focused footwear to pair with its full line of menswear (including the tough boots seen at the top of the page). The specs are one-of-a-kind, as is the construction and design process — let’s dive on in.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Golden Brown Waxed Suede

Pin on His Closet

Lace up these absurdly tough men’s boots, then get yourself ready for fall.

It all starts with a team of artisans in León, Mexico, a locale renowned for its footwear factories and high-quality footwear. In that regard, the Taylor Stitch Moto Boots start with tough waxed suede designed to fight the elements and age nicely the more you wear ’em. The Vibram mini-lug sole provides traction and toughness, while a natural leather midsole and storm welt offer up sturdy toughness, too.

Once you’ve stepped into these stylish leather boots, you’re looking at a leather-lined insole for comfort, and antique brass hardware for a tough, laced-up finish. The moto boot profile means these are going to wear nicely with slim Taylor Stitch chinos, rugged denim or tough chore pants in equal measure. Up top, these rugged leather boots team nicely with your favorite style essentials, from a classic Taylor Stitch Oxford shirt to one of the brand’s rugged henleys — or really, anything else you can dream up (you can be sure they’ll wear nicely with an indigo denim Western shirt, among other picks, for example). To get into the spirit of early fall, you need the best boots on the market — start here, and your ensembles are only bound to get better as the season rolls on.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Golden Brown Waxed Suede