Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater

The best winter sweater you didn’t know you needed, courtesy of Taylor Stitch.

Alright, folks. We’re back at it during today’s Style Pick of the Week with yet another essential men’s sweater from, yes, Taylor Stitch. That makes it the second time this month we’ve featured one of your favorite menswear brands in this series, but with good reason (exceptionally good reason, at that). You see, we’re talking today about one of the best men’s sweaters for winter, the truly excellent, perfectly rugged Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater. It’s the best sweater for a winter weekend, it can be worn to the office in a pinch, and it’s got that unique Taylor Stitch guarantee of quality and timeless style. Yes, it’s got plenty going for it. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater, shall we? For starters, this rugged winter sweater takes inspiration from the thick, hard-wearing knits typically worn on the water — it’s a tough fisherman sweater that’s going to be worth the investment ($228 via the Taylor Stitch Web site), but it’s not going to break the bank. And for that investment, you’re getting all the quality the TS brand can muster — which happens to be quite a lot.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater

The difference is in the details, and Taylor Stitch surely gets it right.


The tough Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater features  a wool-nylon-polyester blend for warmth and yet ease of movement and comfort. This isn’t your typical scratchy wool sweater, and that’s a very good thing, indeed. This Taylor Stitch sweater  features the customary chunky waffle knit that makes it perfect when you’re searching for what to wear on a cold winter morning — roll out of bed, throw on the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater atop your favorite henley, and then get that coffee brewing. As the brand so wisely calls out, melange yarns make this classic men’s sweater stand out from the pack even more — this is an heirloom-quality sweater made with plenty of care and attention to detail. Taylor Stitch knows that these pieces work well on their own or layered up, so try this Taylor Stitch sweater with everything from a classic chambray shirt and faded blue jeans to slim tan chinos, leather boots and a white Oxford shirt. Heck, wear the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater all on its own beneath a waxed trucker jacket and alongside your favorite work pants — it’s as suited a layer for winter yard work as it is for sipping on a Saturday night Old Fashioned. Helpfully, the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater is available in a rich Natural Waffle fabric (my personal favorite), or a seriously winter-ready  Maroon Waffle. The choice is yours, but either way, you’re getting one of the best men’s sweaters on the market. Layer accordingly.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Explorer Shirt

A rough-and-tumble shirt that packs a serious punch in terms of style and functionality.

Looking for one of the most rugged shirts you can buy for winter? If you read this site regularly — or if you’re new around these parts as we kick off a new year with winter style essentials — you’ll recognize quickly that we’re talking about one brand in particular that can deliver the goods: Folks, that would be Taylor Stitch. More specifically, check out the excellent Taylor Stitch Explorer’s Shirt as pictured above, one of the best winter shirts you can buy now (and a hot-seling option, at that). The Taylor Stitch Explorer’s Shirt  is both a shirt and a jacket, the kind of hard-wearing piece that seems to come in handy this time of year, what with blustery weather and snow drifts aplenty out there. It’s the sort of versatile piece you can feel good about wearing on the weekend (atop your favorite henley, preferably also from Taylor Stitch) or as an added layer over a classic fisherman’s sweater. This rugged overshirt features all sorts of design touches one would expect from Taylor Stitch, from the layering-friendly wool-poly blend to the handsome and stylish Burgundy color — what’s not to love about that?

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Explorer’s Shirt

Design details that really make a difference.

This classic overshirt is truly geared to go the distance, what with its brass donut hole buttons that signify that, yes, you can wear this just like a jacket atop a classic Taylor Stitch chambray shirt. And there’s just something about the Burgundy color that gives it some versatility, from pairing with slim chinos to your favorite pair of dark blue denim — that’s what a great overshirt should do, after all. One interior pocket and two front patch flap pockets provide space for your everyday carry essentials (which Taylor Stitch also sells in spades), while the California collar (another classic TS design touch) gives this thing the feel of an office-ready shirt as opposed to one that’s strictly meant for outdoor adventures. Get you a classic overshirt that can do both, as they say. Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Explorer’s Shirt  offers up all the versatility and craftsmanship you need this winter, and beyond that. As with any product from Taylor Stitch, you’re going to have it in your rotation for a long, long time. Explore away, my friends.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Explorer’s Shirt

The Friday Read: A New Holiday Jacket, Florsheim’s Latest Launch & Gifts for the Whiskey Lover

The perfect winter jacket for the holidays and beyond.

OK, who’s ready for another winter Friday? The last winter Friday before Christmas, at that! Still wondering what gifts to buy for the stylish guy on your list? I’ve got you covered. And today’s Friday Read is going to take care of business quite nicely, too — you’ll find out about a new Taylor Stitch jacket, gifts for the whiskey lover, and plenty more. Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention one of the best winter jackets as shown above, a durable and weather-ready Faherty Brand puffer jacket (the Polar Fjord Puffer, to be exact), that’s worth investing in as you dress for the polar vortex (or wherever your holiday takes you). I won’t exactly be needing a rugged winter parka, however — this weekend, I’m hitting the road to sunny Florida yet again for a relaxing week of Christmas vacation! I was just in Florida for a lovely and relaxing Thanksgiving (as seen on my Instagram), and I’m very excited to get back! It’s always a wonderful time in Fort Myers, from trying out new and old breweries (Point Ybel Brewing is a perennial favorite) to taking in fun holiday activities like checking out the illustrious grounds of the Edison Ford Winter Estates, done up with excellent holiday decor. For now though, I’ve got my holiday party to enjoy at my day job, and a bit of a search for last-minute holiday gifts to undertake this weekend. Get your own weekend started the right way with another edition of the Friday Read — cheers to the season!

  • As we said above, ’tis the season to layer up in style with one of the best new men’s jackets for your closet — in this case, we’re talking about a handsome bomber jacket from Taylor Stitch, as covered by yours truly at GearMoose. It’s both elegant and rugged at the same time — it’s the perfect holiday layer, in short. Heck, it could even be a reliable suggestion if you’re still searching for what to wear to your holiday party.
  • So, we mentioned Faherty Brand up above — and there’s reason to turn back toward this highly stylish brand again, seeing as Faherty is offering expedited shipping and guaranteed delivery by the 24th on orders placed by Saturday. Hop to it, folks!
  • Just when you thought the good folks at Florsheim couldn’t churn out men’s shoes that were any more essential or stylish, they drop the Florsheim Fuel Reflect Capsule, a new, ultra-shiny and sleek set of dress shoes with some futuristic iridescent design touches. Perfect for, again, that last-minute holiday party. I covered it for The Manual, so check it out if you’re in need of some stylish dress shoes.
  • Now, we’ll turn back to GearMoose for another crucial holiday gift suggestion. I didn’t pen this particular piece, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less enthralled by this roundup of the best gifts for whiskey lovers — perfect to gift to the guy who loves a great Old Fashioned.
  • Lastly, it’s been a momentous year for music – favorite albums of mine included two ethereal releases from Brooklyn indie rockers Big Thief (that’d be both “Two Hands” and “U.F.O.F.”), as well as the excellent “Remind Me Tomorrow” by the lovely Sharon Van Etten. Of course, it goes without saying that “I Am Easy To Find” by The National is an all-time favorite, too. That being said, it’s always fun to read about the best albums of 2019 from a different perspective — in this case, Stereogum has put together a list of the top 50 albums of 2019, and it’s certainly worth your time.

So, maybe you’re still searching for the perfect last-minute gift, as we talked about above — with all that being said, maybe you know someone who’d love to have, say, the best pair of men’s jeans waiting for them under the tree? That’s where the Mott and Bow Slim Stone Denim comes into play, some of the most stylish jeans you can buy (and some of the more affordable premium jeans on the market, at that). Alright, enjoy and let’s get onto the weekend!

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

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

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!