See Now, Buy Now: This New Taylor Stitch Shirt is Your Favorite Fall Shirt — Guaranteed

A newly iconic shirt in a perfect fall texture.

If you pass through the digital pages of The Style Guide with any regularity, you’ll know we love the work being done by the San Francisco-based team at Taylor Stitch. It nearly goes without saying, but they produce some of the best men’s gear (and the best men’s shirts!) your money can buy. And on that note, well, that’s where the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt comes into play. Specifically, the Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle — it’s richly crafted, it’s endlessly versatile, and as the headline says above, it’s your new favorite shirt, guaranteed. As per usual, that would, at first glance, seem to be overly high praise … but again, Taylor Stitch can back it up.
The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

Where does it all start when it comes to one of the best men’s shirts for fall? It starts, naturally, with the rich and rugged fabric. For those days when you want to add some variety to your everyday #OOTD, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle is just what the doctor ordered. Made from 100 percent organic cotton in a  pleasing-but-not-too-heavy 6.5oz. weight, it’s got the perfect texture to wear on its own or layer up over a rugged henley — that’s fall style at its best, if you ask me.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle

The stylish shirt to wear all fall.

The fit of the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt is also perfectly on-point, trim and tailored but not too tight in the slightest (I go with a size 40 for reference — see how I style it on Instagram). And when it comes to seasonal versatility, this new take on the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt has that in spades. Case in point: You  can wear this classic fall shirt with slim dark denim or olive chinos on its own through the weekend, or layer it up with a classic navy blazer and tan five-pocket pants to head to the office. It adds just enough variety and visual interest compared to more straightforward shirts, and in my book, that makes it a winner — big-time. Shake up your fall style ASAP with what could just be your new favorite shirt.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle

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The Friday Read: A Florida Vacation, the Best Lightweight Jackets and A New Pumpkin Ale

The perfect bag for a weekend getaway — like the one I’m about to enjoy, in fact.

We’ll kick off today’s Friday Read by talking about one of the best duffel bags for fall travel; that’d be the WP Standard Canvas Travel Tote. Why is that so important on this fine fall Friday? Well, I’m packing up one of my favorite weekender bags as we speak — to hit the road to sunny Florida! I was originally supposed to take this trip across Labor Day weekend (as seen in this post here), but the potential for Hurricane Dorian thwarted those plans. So now, it’s time for a do-over, as it were! On tap this weekend? Quite literally, visits to a Fort Myers favorite (Point Ybel Brewing), plus the recently opened Coastal Dayz Brewery, to go along with some beach time, some BBQ (my dad’s famous homemade ribs!) and plenty of relaxation. As per usual, you can follow along on my Instagram! It’s my first time in Florida this year, wildly enough, and I always relish the chance to visit family and take in the beautiful weather. I’ll also be looking forward to getting some final wear out of my favorite gear for summer, seeing as we’re on the verge of *gasp* October. If you happen to be hitting the road for fall, again, get a load of the WP Standard Canvas Travel Tote, one of the best weekender bags you can buy right now. And in the meantime? The below Friday Read should help you start the weekend off quite nicely.

  • Let’s stick with GearMoose for a second, shall we? And again, although my mind isn’t exactly on the best pumpkin beer for the season as I head to Florida, it’s tough to pass up the Montauk Pumpkin Ale, is it not? It’s the ideal beer to enjoy on a crisp fall afternoon (preferably at a tailgate).
  • Is there anything better than realizing the time is finally right to wear your favorite fall jacket? As in, one of the best waxed jackets on the market? From Filson to Taylor Stitch, I rounded up some of my favorites for The Manual. Enjoy the season, my friends!

We’ll keep it fairly brief for today’s Friday Read — but not before I direct you back toward my guide on how to wear black jeans this season. Class ’em up casually with a chambray shirt (in addition to the picks in this #OOTD) or keep it rugged and versatile with your favorite leather boots. Again, stylish black jeans are your secret fall style weapon. OK, that’s all as we close out this last September weekend. Cheers!

The List: These Are All the Crucial Men’s Gear Picks You Need for Fall — ASAP

A rugged Western shirt you simply won’t be able to stop wearing this fall.

So, feeling ready for fall yet? Did it sneak up on you? We’re here to help you get prepped today with the best new men’s fall gear, starting first and foremost with the rugged Western shirt from Outerknown x Levi’s as featured above. It’s become one of my favorite shirts to wear and test as of late, and it’s part of Outerknown’s ongoing efforts to deliver sustainable, stylish gear — gear made the right way, at that. You’ll find plenty of like-minded brands and options in today’s edition of The List. No more time to waste: Fall is upon us. Cheers!

Outerknown x Levi’s Wellthread Western Shirt — $128

The classic Western shirt gets a sustainable upgrade.

The Outerknown x Levi’s Collection continues to pay serious dividends for lovers of sustainable, rugged, classic style. Take this handsome Western shirt, the perfect shirt to take you into fall — casual enough to be worn on its own, versatile enough to layer up over your new favorite henley, and even a unique shirting option to be worn with a worsted wool suit, sans tie (seriously, try it on for size).

Martenero Ace Watch — $370.98

A top-notch accessory to throw on your wrist this fall.

Make no bones about it, we’ve featured this rugged leather watch from Martenero on the blog in the past, but it’s making a triumphant return today. With the rich brown leather strap and striking dial design, it could be the best watch to wear for fall.

Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots in Oak Suede — $198

Sleek-yet-casual suede chukka boots in a perfect shade for fall.

You’re going to be reading a heck of a lot about the best men’s chukka boots as shown above — the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots, as sold by Huckberry, are richly crafted, endlessly versatile, and done up in a rich shade of suede for the fall season.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle — $125

The perfect fall shirt? Very nearly. Find out for yourself.

Let’s keep talking about stylish fall shirting, shall we? The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt is the stuff of legend when it comes to the perfect fit and in this case, fabric. The texture in the Heather Ash Waffle Jack Shirt is simply ideal for the season. Wear it with slim dark denim and the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots.

Flint and Tinder Mill Jacket — $147.98

The tough fall jacket to wear on chilly weekend nights.

You very well might recognize the Flint and Tinder Mill Jacket from this very site (in this Style Pick of the Week entry), or from my Instagram. Either way, it’s a rugged fall jacket that’s making a lauded return just in time for chilly weather. Don’t sleep on this one.

Outerknown S.E.A. Jeans in Drifter Tapered Fit — $148

A new pair of fall-centric denim to shake up your wardrobe.

Outerknown’s S.E.A. Jeans are yet another way to inject your fall wardrobe with some stylish sensibility and sustainability, made to reduce the amount of waste & water used in crafting a typical pair of fall denim. Oh, and the Fatigue color seen above would pair nicely with a rugged chambray shirt, no?

Faherty Brand Canyon Overshirt — $168

An overshirt with a unique pattern to really shake things up.

Can’t get enough of Faherty Brand? Neither can I — this classically cool brand makes retro-inspired men’s gear that’s just different enough to stand out. Take this rugged fall overshirt, which you should certainly wear over a natural henley on a fall weekend.

Whiskey Peaks American Mountains Glasses — $65 (Set of 4

Nothing better than a nice pour of your favorite whiskey after a long fall day, ehh?

What pairs better with a rugged fall overshirt than a rich glass of your favorite whiskey? Sipped out of some of the best whiskey glasses for your home bar, at that. A tremendous pairing.

Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans — $128

The classic denim you’re going to want to match up with everything this fall.

Some of the best jeans for fall are often some of the more unassuming — take these slim stonewashed jeans, long a personal favorite from Flint and Tinder. Ideal to wear with your favorite crewneck sweater on a very cozy fall weekend.

Grifter Company Crockett Denim Gloves — $72.98

These durable leather gloves are made to take care of business this fall.

You might not need them right this second, but these functional leather gloves are rugged and road-ready.

Alex Mill NY Cord Baseball Cap — $40

The surprisingly fall-ready ballcap to throw on with any of these gear picks.

Looking for the right ballcap for fall? One that combines rugged texture with laidback style? Meet the Alex Mill NY Cord Baseball Cap.

Huckberry x Adler Custom Hatchet — $109

Bury the … hatchet? Handy to have around!

We told you we’d be all about the best fall gear picks today on the blog, didn’t we? And while you might not have match daily use for a rugged hatchet, it’s a handy accessory to keep around the campsite, the pole barn or your cabin.

Madewell Men’s Denim Chore Jacket — $145

Yet another enviable jacket to amp up your fall in style.

Fall is well and truly in the air right now — and on that note, this classic denim chore jacket from the excellent Madewell Men’s fall line is the perfect jacket to wear in place of  a blazer or as you head out to a leisurely seasonal brunch.

Mori Mori LED Lantern Speaker — $110 

For camping trips and tailgates, bring along this stylish LED speaker.

The next time you set up camp, host a bonfire or head to a tailgate, bring along this rugged, stylish LED speaker from Mori Mori — you’ve never seen anything like this.

Alex Mill NY Buffalo Plaid Chore Shirt — $115

We’re all about the layers today — and so is Alex Mill.

Are you sensing a theme here when it comes to rugged fall layers? The new fall collection from Alex Mill NY takes rugged style staples and shakes them up with some city-inspired sensibility —  you can wear this tough plaid chore shirt from the city out to an upstate day trip, no questions asked.

Vulcanizer Work Oxford Low — $92.98

The perfect pair of fall sneakers to finish off a cozy, casual ensemble.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of men’s fall style essentials if we didn’t include a pair of rugged leather sneakers from Vulcanizer, correct? These are the perfect leather sneakers to wear with any number of these gear picks, including the best jeans for fall.

 

Alright, so did anyone else have a tough time sorting through these stylish gear picks? What was your favorite? I personally can’t get enough of the Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots, as sold by Huckberry — maybe you feel the same way? Happy shopping out there!

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!

The Friday Read: The Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, New Whiskey and the Best New Leather Watch

You’ll be the talk of the town if you pick up this shirt in advance of the weekend.

There’s no question about it, the best flannel shirt for fall — and particularly for an early fall weekend — has got to be the rugged, purely essential Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt. It’s your new favorite shirt, it doubles as a rugged overshirt, and you can style it plenty of different ways. In short, just know that this is the best men’s shirt for a fall weekend … like this one that’s on the horizon right now! I always love my fall weekends in Brooklyn, from the idllyic confines of Prospect Park to enjoying a rich IPA or crisp Oktoberfest at choice Brooklyn haunts like Gold Star Beer Counter. I’m still waiting on the weather to shift to slightly colder temperatures, but when it does, Taylor Stitch is what I’ll be wearing as I enjoy my favorite beers.

And on tap for me this weekend elsewhere? Some Michigan State football, to be sure, plus preparing plenty of fall style content for the blog and of course, my Instagram. It’s always nice to be able to take some time to relax after travel, too. Again, if you follow me on Instagram, you perhaps saw that I was in Denver last weekend to see my favorite band, indie rock heroes The National! The city is an exceptional one, blending a love of the outdoors with stunning beauty and a host of quirky, cool spots, like My Brother’s Bar (the oldest bar in Denver!) and pioneering Denver brewery Great Divide Brewing. Elsewhere, I also enjoyed a highly affordable and seriously tasty breakfast at Sam’s No. 3 on Sunday to close out my trip, and I also visited the minimal and modern menswear shop Steadbrook — and of course, CREMA provided crucial refreshment & energy throughout. Speaking of great gear, it was also a treat to check out the menswear & gear market expo American Field on Sunday! It’s a yearly traveling showcase highlighting American-made brands (like Topo Designs, a personal favorite!), complete with plenty of craft beer and coffee to test out from local markets (Denver, in this case!). AF heads to Brooklyn this November, too. Not bad at all. Have you been to Denver? What’s next on your radar in terms of trips? Oh, and I almost forgot — let’s get to the Friday Read below!

  • As we shift our attention toward fall and style that’s ever-so-slightly rugged, it would behoove you to reach for a rugged leather watch that can stand up to the rich textures and fabrics of your fall style essentials. To wit: I covered the Dango TK-01 Trek Watch, a heck of a tough leather watch to bring you into the best season for menswear. Check it out at GearMoose.
  • Speaking of fall essentials, one could argue that the best new whiskey is a fine fall essential to have on hand — and in that regard, it was a pleasure to dive right in and cover the 1792 Aged Twelve Years Bourbon for GearMoose. It’s a pleasing fall sipper that’ll warm you up on many a chilly fall or winter night.
  • And let’s close things out today with more essential, seasonal gear from Taylor Stitch — namely, the rugged Taylor Stitch Camp Pants are exactly what the doctor ordered if you’ve got to go off-trail, get upstate or simply suit up in rugged fashion for a chilly tailgate. Don’t sleep on these, folks!

OK, my friends — we’ve called out this handy, seasonal #OOTD in the past, but it’s worth calling attention to again. Wondering how to dress for early fall? Of course you are — that #OOTD as mentioned above can help, guaranteed. Alright, that’s a wrap on the start of this early fall weekend — cheers!

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Jacket This Fall

If the throes of summer strike you as a more fitting time to wear a stylish denim jacket — namely, the rugged denim jacket from Taylor Stitch that we’ll be discussing today — then, it’s time to rethink your approach to early fall style. The best denim jacket can serve as a stylish blazer replacement or a different piece of outerwear in lieu of a leather jacket — it’s both versatile and casual, able to provide warmth in the early fall chill and still ready to be taken off at a moment’s notice if temperatures pick up unexpectedly. And with all that being said, the right accessories make all the difference. When seeking casual fall style essentials to wear to your favorite beer bar or to a tailgate or a weekend brunch, it’s best to keep it simple, stylish and rugged. Hence, you’ll notice a classic henley, plus a pair of equally classic chinos from Flint and Tinder that work any time of year — not just during early fall. Naturally, your everyday carry should stay on-point, too; that’s where the best leather watch comes into play. It’s the type of timepiece that’ll stand out at the bar and look great no matter where you take it. And again, the thing is, the best denim jacket can take you a lot of different places all season long (especially when layered up accordingly). The choice is all yours — let’s get to work.

A stylish, transitional, rugged way to wear a denim jacket — guaranteed.

  • The Denim Jacket: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in 24-Month Wash, $188 — Yes, you can indeed wear a denim jacket in a lighter wash as it gets colder — just layer this rugged denim jacket from Taylor Stitch accordingly.
  • The Henley: Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Henley, $58 — Seeing as it’s fall and all, well, we’re here to tell you that you need a seriously classic henley. It’s the perfect pairing with your rugged denim jacket, namely.
  • The Chinos: Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos, $98 — Those classic chinos you wore all summer long can still work as we move through September — Flint and Tinder gets it right.
  • The Boots: Yogi Lucas Leather Moccasin Boots, $199 — You could easiy accessorize this outfit with any one of your favorite pairs of leather boots, but these rugged leather moc boots are the way to go.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Grandville Watch, $495 — The best leather watch to complement this outfit? It might just be the rugged Zodiac Grandville Watch, mixing in a bit of dressy style and rugged functionality.
  • The Grooming Essential: HaloSmile Whitening Kit, $59.99 — For as much attention as you put into things like classic chinos, well, your smile also deserves some upkeep. This handy teeth whitening kit is but one step to keeping your smile sharp, folks.
  • The Leather Wallet: Filson Bi-Fold Wallet, $100.98 — This rugged leather wallet from Filson is assuredly one you’ll use everyday — keep an eye on it, and you’ll have it for years to come.
  • The Everyday Bag: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $298 — No matter what the day throws at you, it behooves you to haul around the best everyday bag you can get your hands on; we’ve featured this handsome WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag before, and it’s every bit as essential now.

As we often say here on the blog, it’s all about picking the right pieces around which to build an outfit, especially as temperatures grow chilly (slowly but surely) this fall. And crucially, a rugged denim jacket from Taylor Stitch is going to be the great equalizer when it comes to a versatile, casually rugged piece of outerwear this season. When you match it up with rugged leather moc boots and classic chinos, the major building blocks of your outfit are in place. This is an outfit that exudes casual cool without overdoing it — hence the inclusion of a laidback-yet-timeless Flint and Tinder henley. Taken all at once, this is the type of outfit that’s going to more than serve you well when it comes time to head out on a casual weekend coffee date or to grab your favorite craft beer (both pursuits I plan on indulging quite a bit this fall!). Of course, the small details also help set your #OOTD apart, so don’t leave behind your rugged leather wallet or that critically important, best everyday bag. Finish it all off with a winning smile via the HaloSmile kit, and you’ll both look AND feel your best. It’s as simple as that. Well, not quite. But you get the picture. Enjoy the imminent start of fall, my friends!

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is One of Fall’s Best

The best long-sleeve tee for fall? Try it out for yourself.

There comes a time when stylish guys like yourself (or your partner, or your husband, or your boyfriend) need to step up and take on fall in style — and the right way to do that starts with one of the best long-sleeve shirts of this new season. It comes to you courtesy of Taylor Stitch, not surprisingly. This brand has you covered from season to season without missing a beat — that goes for summer staples like the Taylor Stitch Trail Shorts as well as this fresh new tee. Assuredly, the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is one of fall’s best T-shirts, made with durable style and sustainable construction in mind. Where to begin with what exactly sets this shirt apart? Well, there’s plenty. First, you’re getting the kind of quality that only Taylor Stitch can bring to the table — the 8oz. cotton-poly blend is done up in handsome raglan sleeve construction and a flattering fit. That’s certainly not all.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve TeeThe Best Basics. Summer Ready.The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is also made using a ridiculously sustainable process — to wit, it uses no water and a miniscule amount of CO2 in its production.That leads to a tee that’s going to be comfortable and cozy to wear thanks to the pre-shrunk fit. In fact, this stylish long-sleeve tee should pair up with everything from dark indigo denim and brown leather boots to a rugged chore coat and slim tan chinos, all the while providing essential fall style. It should also wear quite well with other Taylor Stitch favorites — feel free to layer it under the famed Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt if you feel so inclined. The bottom line is that the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is the go-anywhere fall tee you simply can’t live without — guaranteed.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee