The List: Dress for the Polar Vortex with the Best New Gear for Winter

A seriously warm, rugged layer for your next winter adventure.

Just when you thought it was going to get a bit tougher to stay warm in style this winter, well, we’re back with another seasonally friendly edition of The List. And we’re kicking it off in a big way with the very pick shown above — the Flint and Tinder Expedition Shirt Jacket, the latest and greatest from the American-made menswear pioneers at F & T (and Huckberry). This is but one essential you need as you plan for how to dress for the polar vortex. It’ll serve as a welcome complement to the rest of the winter style essentials on this list … which you’re going to find out about if you keep scrolling, from the best men’s jeans to your new favorite winter coat. We’ll start it right now with three winter layering picks you need now, and we’ll go from there. Happy shopping, folks.

Flint and Tinder Expedition Shirt Jacket — $178

A rugged, tough shirt jacket that’ll provide non-stop warmth and comfort.

Leave it to Flint and Tinder to come up with one of the best men’s shirt jackets — a unique combination of remarkably durable 15.8-oz. double-layer flannel and wool for maximum warmth. It’s perfect to wear with your favorite henley, and it’s certainly among the best gear to wear on a cold morning.

Mott and Bow French Terry Sweatshirt — $89

A classic crewneck to wear with your favorite men’s jeans.

Meet the second of three must-have winter layers we’re featuring to kick off this piece — believe me, there’s plenty more, but these three picks just stood out right away. Crucially, the makers of your favorite denim are now crafting a classic crewneck sweatshirt, one that works at the office and on the weekend.

Western Rise AirLoft Quilted Jacket — $228

Tough, versatile & easy to layer — all critical for winter layering.

Yes, it’s true — your winter outerwear rotation needs a tough quilted jacket as much as it needs one of the best men’s shirt jackets, and this rugged Western Rise jacket is the right purchase to make now — the 4-way stretch insulation makes it one of the warmest winter jackets you can slip on right now.

Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers — $148

Durable, stylish trousers for any day of the week.

OK, so we just finished talking about gear like a tough quilted jacket,  a classic crewneck sweatshirt and one of the best men’s shirt jackets — but what are you going to wear with each of those pieces? Meet some of the best men’s trousers for your hard-earned dollars, the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers. Well-made, durable and versatile to wear to work or a whiskey distillery.

Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Oil — $30

The best beard oil your money can buy — no doubt about it.

The folks at Duke Cannon won’t stop until they’ve crafted a full arsenal of the best beard products on the planet — including the highly functional Duke Cannon Big Bourbon Beard Oil, some of the best stuff to tame your mane & liven up your beard and skin this winter.

Bespoke Post Point Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

The sleek picks to round out your EDC this winter.

What do all of the above men’s style essentials have in common? Well, they all work particularly well as you dress for winter adventures — especially the Bespoke Post Point Box, packed with all the best everyday carry essentials you could want … and it’s only $45.

Flint and Tinder Full-Grain Leather Dopp Kit — $68

A rugged-yet-refined leather dopp kit from Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of everyday carry essentials, well, if you travel a lot, you surely need one of the best dopp kits for men — and luckily, the folks at Flint and Tinder are now making one of those, too. This stylish leather dopp kit is durable, refined and ready to handle your grooming essentials.

Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt (Huckberry Exclusive) — $248

Another overshirt in this week’s edition of The List, all the better to layer up this winter.

Now, you might notice that some of the gear picks on this list are a bit, well pricey. And the same can be said for this rugged sherpa overshirt from America’s foremost menswear designer, Todd Snyder. That being said, the Sherpa Overshirt is a one-of-a-kind item stocked by Huckberry, so you’d do well to pick it up.

Nicks Boots Americana Boots — $529 

Step out in style with the best leather boots — they’re tough to top.

Before you can get out on an adventure with your everyday carry essentials (and perhaps the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers), you’re going to need to be wearing the right pair of boots. In this instance, you won’t find a tougher pair of leather boots than the remarkable Nicks Boots Americana Boots. Too perfect for winter.

Fjallraven Lappland Merino Henley — $150

A durable, performance-minded henley from Fjallraven.

OK, you’ve got one of the best men’s shirt jackets for winter – what’s your base layer? Answer: It’s the rugged, layering-friendly Fjallraven Lappland Merino Henley, made with merino wool to wick away moisture while providing cozy comfort. It’s your new favorite henley, it’s from Fjallraven … you need it now.

Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Wool Blazer — $298

Say hello to your new favorite blazer.

Yes, folks … they did it. Flint and Tinder made a blazer. Not just any blazer … the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Wool Blazer could easily be one of the best winter blazers you’ll throw on this year, what with its wool-blend construction and tailored fit.

Howler Brothers ATX Work Pants — $99

These tough work pants are a reliable winter snowpant substitute.

When the going gets tough, the tough (like yourself) step into some of the best men’s work pants — these Howler Brothers pants are uniquely suited to handle winter weather and weekend projects.
Astorflex Dukeflex Boots — $155

Lace up these handsome, versatile suede boots for any occasion.

Are these dress shoes? Are they stylish boots? Are they a bit of both? Yes, the Astorflex Dukeflex are all of the above, and you should wear them freely with a classic crewneck sweatshirt and the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers.
Armitron Brown Leather Watch — $45

Surprisingly stylish and effective for the price — well-done, Armitron.

To counteract some of the more investment-level pieces on this list, throw on the best casual watch at an affordable — very affordable — price. It’s the perfect complement to laidback gear like a tough quilted jacket and some of the best men’s trousers.
Whiskey Peaks Half-Dome Beer Glasses — $30

Cheers to the season — these are some of the best, coolest beer glasses for your favorite beverage.

What goes well with all of the winter style picks shown above? Why, an ice-cold beer — preferably served in some well-made beer glasses like the Whiskey Peaks Half-Dome Beer Glasses shown above. Cheers!
Corridor NYC Unity Plaid Shirt — $111.98

You won’t be able to stop wearing this rugged flannel shirt.

What goes great with your favorite beer? Why, an utterly classic flannel shirt from Corridor NYC, that’s what. Wear this as often as you can, potentially layered up with that Fjallraven henley.
OK, that’s it. That’s this week’s entry. Do you have a favorite from the above picks? Maybe a classic flannel shirt from Corridor NYC? Perhaps the Flint and Tinder shirt jacket at the very top of the post? Or potentially, a Western Rise jacket or the Faherty Brand Stretch Canvas Trousers are going to finalize your perfect winter ensemble. Can’t forget the EDC-packed Bespoke Post Point Box or Duke Cannon’s Big Bourbon Beard Oil — the point is, this post is packed with (nearly) everything you need for winter. That’s all there is to it.

 

The List: Stay Warm in Style This Winter with All the Best New Menswear for 2020

Step out with a crucial layer this winter — one of the best men’s flannel shirts from Faherty Brand.

Getting dressed in style this winter needn’t be boring — at least, that’s what I’m here to try to convince you of as we kick off 2020 and another edition of The List. For those new to the blog, The List represents all the best new men’s style essentials to buy for each and every season — compiled weekly, at that. And I think you’re going to appreciate the blend of gear we’ve got going on today, from a classic flannel shirt to the perfect jeans from Mott and Bow. That’s really only the tip of the iceberg, though. After all, getting dressed for winter doesn’t have to mean throwing on endless layers and then calling it a day — you’ll see that below. Happy shopping!

Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel — $148

A classically rugged flannel from a timeless brand — perfect for winter.

To layer up for winter, you need to start out on the right foot — or in this case, with the right shirt. The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel is a personal favorite for its blend of comfort, durability and rugged style. That makes it the perfect flannel shirt for winter, and indeed, one of the best men’s flannel shirts … period.

Jack Mason Aviator 3-Hand Watch — $195

This could be the perfect everyday watch from Jack Mason — rugged, casual and yet versatile.

The ideal casual watch for everyday wear this winter could be this stylish Jack Mason timepiece — inspired by aviation and the art of flight, this sleek leather watch is perfect for both business casual and weekend style settings. Trust me, I’ve tested it out (as you might have seen on my Instagram).

Duke Cannon Beer and Bourbon Box — $25

Richly crafted soaps in cool, beer and bourbon-infused scents.

The best men’s grooming essentials sometimes come in small packages — or at least in the case of Duke Cannon, they come in a set featuring the brand’s famed and highly functional Big Ass Bar of Soap. The Duke Cannon Beer and Bourbon Box uses some standout scents to upgrade your winter grooming.
Flint and Tinder Shaggy Scottish Sweater — $168

A cozy, comfortable and yet rugged sweater from Flint and Tinder up for sale.

Yes indeed, the folks at Flint and Tinder have done it again — the Flint and Tinder Scottish Sweater is made in Scotland, as luck would have it, from soft brushed wool. It’s the best sweater for cold winter mornings (and evenings, for that matter).
Mott and Bow Harrison Shirt — $145

A classic cotton flannel shirt in a tailored fit, done up in a cool plaid pattern.

So, what shirt are you going to layer under the Flint and Tinder Scottish Sweater? That’d be the Mott and Bow Harrison Shirt — an exceptionally stylish flannel shirt for winter from the makers of your favorite jeans.That’s a perfect winter style combo, if you ask me.
Nick’s Boots Falcon Boots — $495

These are surely some of the best men’s boots you can buy for winter.

If there’s one thing you need for winter, it’s a great pair of winter boots. And not just any old pair will do — lace up some investment-level boots you can wear for days on end this winter. Specifically, step into the rugged, absurdly beautiful Nicks Boots Falcon Boots. Together with one of the best men’s flannel shirts, you’ve got the makings of a top-notch winter ensemble.
Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley in Heather Grey — $68

Cozy, warm and rugged — everything you need in a henley, and then some.

OK, so you’ve got one of the best men’s flannel shirts, you’re lacing up your investment-level boots … what’s missing? Easy, a rugged henley from Taylor Stitch. The Heavy Bag Henley is made with upcycled fabric and features a comfortable-yet-flattering fit — one of the best men’s henleys I’ve tested.
Harpoon Brewery Winter Warmer — Price Varies

A rich winter beer to warm dark, cold nights.

The aptly named Harpoon Brewery Winter Warmer is one of the best beers for winter, all owing to its classically inspired recipe (cinnamon and nutmeg feature heavily), along with its long lineage — it’s been brewed since 1988, after all. I’m a big fan after testing it out courtesy of the brewery (thanks, guys!), and I think you’ll appreciate it, too.

Mott and Bow Connor Heavy Cable Crew — $225 

Another rugged sweater to wear with your favorite Mott and Bow jeans.

Yes, you read that right — Mott and Bow continues to move beyond denim (although it’s assuredly some of the best men’s denim) with pieces like this classic cable crew sweater. It’s, naturally, the ideal piece to pair with Mott and Bow jeans.

Filson Medium Submersible Dry Duffel Bag — $200

The rare duffel bag that’ll keep your gear dry no matter where you go.

If you want an everyday duffel bag that’s every bit as rugged as your favorite men’s gear from Filson, then the Filson Medium Submersible Dry Duffel Bag is the one you need by your side for all your winter adventures.
Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Shawl Cardigan — $398

The perfect winter cardigan? Maybe so. Try it from Faherty Brand to find out.

Yes indeed, we’re going with another entry from Faherty Brand in this edition of The List. The uniquely designed Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Cardigan jumps right out at you in the best way possible — that eyecatching pattern makes it one of the best shawl cardigans to buy this season. Who said winter style wasn’t fun?

Danner Full Bore Boots — $150

Tough boots featuring water-resistant suede and a Vibram outsole.

The best hiking boots can come in quite handy when it comes time to navigate snowy streets and trails, and the Danner Full Bore Boots fit the mold quite stylishly.

Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley — $62

A tough henley that pulls no punches in terms of standout style.

Of course, it really wouldn’t be an edition of The List if we didn’t recommend one of the best men’s henleys — the pleasingly rugged Flint and Tinder Raglan Waffle Henley is the perfect henley to wear under a flannel shirt (and that’s just one styling option).

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey — Price Varies

A “proper” whiskey that pays homage to Conor McGregor’s hometown.

From MMA champion Conor McGregor comes a triple-distilled Irish whiskey (featuring golden grains and vanilla, honey and toasted wood notes) — this whiskey in particular pays homage to MacGregor’s hometown of Dublin & the Crumlin, Dublin 12 neighborhood specifically. It’s the perfect whiskey to try on a cold winter weekend — preferably surrounded by friends. I’ve tried it, and I can vouch for it. Cheers!

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Waxed Wool — $228 

A rugged jacket that only Taylor Stitch can dream up.

Part field jacket and part blazer substitute, the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket (made from a handsome waxed wool in a deep olive color) is one of the best men’s winter jackets, and a worthy piece to wear alongside your Heavy Bag Henley.

Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots — $199 

Rugged-yet-dressy boots — the perfect encapsulation of all things Wolverine.

If you typically think of more rugged leather boots when you think of Wolverine (like the ones found in this winter style ensemble), then get ready to shift your thinking a bit. The Wolverine BLVD Collection focuses on affordable style and yet high-quality performance & design, including rich leather that’ll age very nicely. More specifically, the dressy-yet-versatile Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots are a shining example of day-to-night style from this lauded brand.

OK, so whenever I get to the end of one of these posts, I always have a tough time picking my favorite — do you feel the same way? From the perfect flannel shirt for winter, right on through to those rugged Wolverine BLVD Cap Toe Boots, I’d say there’s probably something for every taste and budget.  Maybe the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is your go-to pick? Or perhaps it’s the rich Faherty Brand Sun & Waves Cardigan? Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the excellent versatility of a stylish flannel shirt for winter from a top denim brand. Let me know your thoughts on these picks over on Twitter. Let’s get out there!

The List: Make Your Holidays Brighter with the Best New Men’s Gear This Week

Exceptionally rugged boots to carry you through winter.

Folks, Merry Christmas! Here’s the thing about the holiday season before we get into the best men’s style essentials for winter (like those excellent Red Wing Heritage boots shown above) — it’s about enjoying time with your family. It’s about taking some time to log off, put the phone down and recognize the season. And in keeping with our weekly routine, it’s also about using some of those hard-earned discount codes, coupons or newly won holiday cash to buy some of your new favorite gear picks. Let’s bundle up and get to it — enjoy the day, and the season!

Red Wing Heritage Wacouta Boots — $270

Some of the toughest boots for winter weather, guaranteed.

For the holiday season and well beyond, there’s nothing quite like lacing up a pair of the best men’s boots for stomping through the snow en route to another holiday party. And for occasions mostly casual, these Red Wing Heritage boots get the job done.

Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Leather Bomber — $998

You’ll have this beautiful leather jacket for a long, long time.

Add another item to your wish list, and get ready to break out that credit card — this classic leather bomber jacket from Flint and Tinder is probably one of the best leather jackets your humble menswear author has seen. Exceptionally durable, stylish and heirloom-worthy.

Huckberry’s Huckberry Pullover — $88

A classic hooded sweatshirt made by your favorite retailer.

Yes, your good friends at Huckberry are now making one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts on the market, complete with a subtle-yet-stylish logo and made-in-America cotton construction. Cozy up to the fire this winter.

Beltology Thermal Wool Belt — $95

A surprisingly winter-minded belt made for wearing with tailored or casual looks.

Is there such a thing as a winter-ready belt? Perhaps even a belt made out of thermal wool? Yes indeed, it can be found if you know where to look — the Beltology Thermal Wool Belt is a surprisingly stylish belt for colder temperatures.

Peregrine Organic Bee Blazer — $250

The classic blazer you won’t be able to do without this season.

The best holiday style is often simple and straightforward, rather than too over-the-top — that’s the case with one of the best men’s blazers shown here, the Peregrine Organic Bee Blazer. Pair it with your favorite henley or a classic chambray shirt.

Sorel Cheyanne Boots — $155 

These rugged snow boots combine form and function reliably.

Yet again, you truly can’t top some of the best snow boots when you’re searching for all the dependable style you could possibly need this season. Right? Right. Sorel’s Cheyanne Boots are sleeker than “Bean Boots” and just as ready for winter.

Starward Nova Single-Malt Australian Whiskey –$55

Starward makes its whiskey a bit differently — as you’ll see. Image courtesy of Starward.

Looking for refinement and unique flavor this season? The kind of elevated drinking experience that you can only get with a truly innovative brand like Starward Australian whiskey? Well, here you go — the Starward Nova Australian Whiskey in particular is about as good as it gets, aged in red wine barrels for supremely delicious and again, refined flavor. It’s one of the best whiskeys I’ve tried lately, so make sure you snag yours in time for New Year’s Eve.

Schott NYC Waxy Vintage Buffalo Jacket — $845

A classic leather trucker jacket made with long-lasting style in mind.

We already talked earlier about one of the best leather jackets, so it’s only fitting that we’re going back to the well once more with this classic Schott NYC leather jacket. In fact, this vintage buffalo trucker jacket is a cut above any other you might have on your wish list — in terms of price and quality. How would you wear this exceedingly handsome, classic coat?

Bertucci A-2T Super Classic — $200

A tough casual watch that pulls no punches.

If you didn’t quite get the rugged casual watch you wanted this holiday season — and even if you did — perhaps you’ll want to give the Bertucci A-2T Super Classic a look. It’ll wear well with everything from your favorite jeans to a classic cardigan.

Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater in Natural Waffle — $228

This is the rugged sweater you’ll want to wear all winter long.

Let’s get back to men’s apparel here briefly with one of the best sweaters for winter, no questions asked. The Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater is rugged, exceedingly warm and plenty easy to layer on a cold winter night.

YETI Huckberry Rambler Bottle — $40

A handy everyday carry essential branded with your favorite online site. Right??

When is a water bottle more than just your average water bottle? When it’s the YETI Huckberry Rambler Bottle, made to tough standards and exacting quality by YETI and Huckberry. Nothing better than that, right?

Mayde Treachery Blanket — $87

A seriously well-designed blanket to upgrade your space.

Winter and beyond calls for some of the best home goods to keep your space well-stocked and warm — and for blankets that blend style and sustainabily, you’d do well to turn toward the Mayde Treachery Blanket, made in Turkey from 100 percent natural cotton. Upgrade your space, upgrade your life.

Capalbio Corduroy Shirt Jacket — $350

Here’s a holiday-ready update on the classic shirt jacket.

Layer up with a new take on a rugged shirt jacket — the use of corduroy and a rich, seasonal color makes this an innovative winter layering favorite. Wear it with slim tan chinos and those Red Wing Heritage boots to head to your New Year’s Eve party.

CHUP Sneatcha Socks — $35

Stylish patterned socks that really deliver the goods here.

You’re going to need cozy, stylish socks to close out 2019 and bring you into 2020 and beyond — the good news is, CHUP socks are some of the best men’s patterned socks for your sock drawer, period. Perfect for winter in terms of design and style points.

I always have a tough time picking out my favorites when it comes to these roundups of the best men’s gear, and perhaps you’re the same way. However, it’s tough to top essential winter style picks like Red Wing Heritage boots or something more casual, like one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts this season. For what it’s worth, I’m also a huge fan of the Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater — how are you gearing up this season? Let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The List: These Gear Picks Are the Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for Guys Right Now

Bundle up for winter and get ready for the holidays with stylish pieces — like these Hestra gloves, of note.

Folks, ’tis the season to ramp up your shopping for some of the best gifts for men (and perhaps yourself!) as we inch closer to Christmas. The thing about this time of year is that it also necessitates you pick up the best gear for winter for yourself in general, from the rugged leather gloves shown above to other critical men’s gear picks, including one of the best corduroy shirts out there. It’s all up for the taking below, and you’ve still got enough time to get ready for the big day. Away we go!

Hestra Utsj Gloves — $160

Rugged and extremely well-made gloves to please anyone on your list.

Are rugged leather gloves a more unusual gift than normal? In some ways, yes — but when you’re gifting some of the best leather gloves on the planet, a pair of long-lasting gloves from Hestra at that, all bets are off. These are the perfect winter gloves, and that’s all there is to it.

Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans — $99

Performance-friendly jeans from a sustainable brand.

Since when does Patagonia make a stylish pair of jeans for the active guy? Well, since they started slinging the Patagonia Performance Twill Jeans, that’s when. A welcome addition to any wardrobe for the guy on the go.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Cinnamon Corduroy — $125

Everything you’d expect from a Taylor Stitch shirt, made even better this season.

There are certain brands that demand your full attention when it comes to compiling your holiday wish list — Taylor Stitch, as we all know, is one of those brands. Take this particular Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, in the brand’s time-tested fit. It’s one of the best corduroy shirts you can buy, and it’s seriously unique — AKA, more than worthy of gifting.

Yuketen Tokyo DB Chukkas — $600

Beautifully made chukka boots to impress the guy on your list who, well, loves rugged boots.

As the caption notes above, these Yuketen chukka boots are some of the best leather boots available right now from, well, anywhere. They’re sure to become a new favorite of any guy who loves a great pair of boots — they’re unique, exceptionally well-made, and truly one of a kind.

Aeropostale Thermal Long-Sleeve Henley — $34.50

A classic henley at an affordable price. Not bad at all.

A relatively quick and affordable pick-up is what you might be looking for when it comes to the stylish guy in your life — and this Aeropostale henley is warm, comfortable, affordable, and yes, stylish. An ideal holiday layer.
Todd Snyder x Champion Popover Hooded Sweatshirt — $138

For when you want style that’s rugged and classic, plus perfect for Christmas, reach for this stylish hooded sweatshirt.

When it comes to gifts for the stylish guy, you can’t go wrong with something from Todd Snyder x Champion — that’s just been a fact for some time now. And this pleasingly rugged, super-cozy Todd Snyder x Champion Popover Hooded Sweatshirt is just the right kind of casual holiday layer for you  … or someone else.

UpWest Striped CozyUp Waffle Crewneck Tee — $48 

A cozy crewneck tee made with comfort and style in mind.

The recently launched UpWest brand (including both men’s and women’s styles) takes an approach that embodies living the good life and wearing the best clothing to give you some added self-care — yes, that’s possible through your clothes as much as anything else. Hopefully, someone in your life will appreciate the cozy comfort and easygoing style of this winter-ready waffle crewneck tee (A spoiler: It’s super-soft and comfortable!).

Flint and Tinder Wool-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $288

The classic Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket, now lined in wool.

As if the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket could get any better, well, this handsome and rugged waxed jacket is now lined with wool for extra warmth. It’s the perfect jacket for the stylish guy, even if he prefers dressier styles — this is a great off-duty winter jacket, mark my words.

Taft Holt Boots in Honey — $275

Rugged-yet-refined leather boots to ring in the season.

Shopping for the guy who loves a stylish pair of leather boots (and maybe appreciates when you make a major investment on the gift-giving front)? These refined, sharp Taft boots in a sharp wingtip design, featuring plaid wool detailing, are the right pair to buy now — and either gift, or perhaps … keep for yourself??

Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph — $128

A seriously affordable and highly stylish watch for the craftsman in your life.

Know someone who loves a rugged casual watch? Better yet, know someone who appreciates quality craftsmanship and style? Then the Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph is assuredly the one to buy for that person in your life.

Paulaner Salvator Double Bock — Price Varies

A flavorful, classic, hearty beer to enjoy this holiday season.

Take it from a legendary brewery that knows a thing or two about crafting rich, roasty beers with plenty of history and heritage: This could be your new favorite beer for the holidays. Paulaner has plenty of seasonally friendly options to gift (maybe with some stylish beer glasses?) or enjoy yourself at your next shindig.

Danner Mountain Pass Boots — $360

Expertly crafted boots for the guy who loves adventure.

When giving a great Christmas gift, it would seem you really have to know your audience. Hence, if you  know someone who loves made-in-America leather boots, and more specifically, rugged Danner boots, well, this is the pair to gift.

JACHS NY Olive Windowpane Elbow Patch Flannel Shirt — $99

The shirt strikes the right balanace between rugged and casual.

When searching for a shirt that’s casual and laidback, yet distinctive and fresh, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler option than a cozy elbow patch windowpane shirt such as this — it’s a steal for under $125 from JACHS NY, and you very well might have seen it on my Instagram (thanks to the brand for sending!).

Faribault Woolen Mills Shadowplaid Blanket — $200

A perfectly rugged blanket that’s ideal to gift this year.

We’re going to close things out here with a look at one of the coziest blankets you can buy, gift or enjoy this season — it’s from Faribault Woolen Mills, and it’ll provide years of warmth and comfort to who so ever receives it. Not bad at all.

 

So, how far along are you when it comes to your Christmas shopping? Perhaps you’ve just struck some new inspiration via the rugged Danner boots or else something like one of the coziest blankets you can buy, and maybe those items are in your shopping cart now? Maybe you’ll be picking up a rich beer or long-lasting gloves from Hestra? Hopefully, you’re getting close to being all set for Christmas (and winter style in general, for that matter). Good luck out there!

 

The List: These Are The Best Holiday Gifts To Buy for The Stylish Guy On Your List — Or Yourself

A classic men’s jacket from Taylor Stitch — made to be gifted and made to be worn all winter and into next year.

‘Tis the season to shop for the best Christmas gifts for every stylish guy on your list … yourself included. That brings us quite literally to a new edition of The List, featuring top holiday gifts for stylish guys — and quite likely, a few you’ll want to pick up for yourself. In this case, it could be the rugged, remarkable Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket as shown above (one for you and one for me!?) … or it could be something else. We’ve talked recently about things like how to dress for a holiday party and how to upgrade your blue jeans, and these gear picks toe that line nicely — seasonally friendly, made to be given as gifts, and classic enough to wear the rest of the year. Not bad at all. Start shopping!

Disclosure: Portions of this article include gifted products. Portions of this article also include affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

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

An unstoppable winter jacket from an unstoppable (and perfectly giftable) brand. Well-done, Taylor Stitch.

If you’ve shopped for yourself or read this blog at any point recently, you know that the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket, with its exceptional fit and remarkable quality, is a thing of beauty. Especially in the Huckberry-exclusive Washed Chocolate Herringbone fabric shown here, it’s one of the best winter jackets you can buy (and gift!),and a true sign of quality. If you or someone you  know are in the market for a tough, rugged jacket, you’d be hard-pressed to find one as exceptional as the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket.

Bertucci A-2TR Vintage GMT — $246.50

A perfectly rugged watch for you or for the watch aficionado on your list.

Now, this won’t be the last time we’ll be talking about a rugged casual watch on this list — far from it, in fact. For outdoor holiday expeditions & cozy, laidback winter evenings around the fire, the classic Bertucci A-2TR is one of the best casual watches to buy right now.

Triple F.A.T. Goose Reizen Jacket — $350

A cozy, durable, investment-worthy winter parka from a classic brand.

Alright, so if you’re giving gifts on a budget, perhaps this Triple F.A.T. Goose parka isn’t the one to buy. But if you want to invest in one of the best men’s parkas for yourself before the polar vortex hits, step right up to the plate.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Sweatpants — $98

Classic sweatpants made to last a long time.

This, of course, is neither the first nor the last time you’ll read about Flint and Tinder menswear this season on the blog — and as ever, that’s for good reason. The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Sweatpants are perhaps the best sweatpants on the market, and that’s just how it goes.

Kamik Griffon C Boots — $110

Rugged, hard-working winter boots that can take a beating this season.

Looking to buy and wear — or gift — some of the best men’s winter boots this season? Heck, some of the most affordable boots on the market, period? The Kamik Griffon C have you covered for snowy, windy winter days aplenty — and if you or someone you knows spends a ton of time outdoors, this purchase pays off handsomely.

Huckberry’s Huckberry Beanie — $28

Yes indeed, Huckberry is making a stylish beanie cap for all of your winter adventures (and gift-giving).

For just $28 via Huckberry, you’re getting one of the best men’s winter hats on the market, and it’s priced well enough that you can buy it as a stocking stuffer, and then pick one up for yourself. Don’t underestimate the importance of a stylish men’s beanie this winter.

Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt — $188

A perfectly rugged winter shirt for holiday gifting and holiday style.

Yes, more great holiday menswear from Taylor Stitch — how else would you expect to cover everyone on your list? And of course, there’s something to be said for picking up the rugged, layering-ready Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt — wear it atop your favorite henley on a chilly winter morning … or gift it to someone who’ll do the same.

Revtown Taper Denim in Smokey Indigo — $79

Slim blue jeans in a pleasing wash, perfect for the guy who needs new jeans this season.

If you’re searching for the most affordable jeans on the market to gift this season — particularly to the guy who needs to upgrade his denim — you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair of denim than the crisply cut, super-soft Revtown Taper Denim (recently released by the brand).

Outerknown Arcana Sherpa Jacket — $198

Warm, comfortable and utterly wearable all holiday season from Outerknown.

If you or a loved one could use an upgraded from the typical company branded fleece, then the Outerknown Arcana Sherpa Jacket is easily one of the best casual winter jackets you can reach for. Layer it atop a rugged chambray shirt or keep it even more laidback with your favorite henley (and be sure pass along those styling tips if you’re gifting it, too).

Lensabl Eyeglasses and Replacement Lenses — Starting at $77

My pick for stylish glasses from Lensabl. The perfect gift for the glasses wearer!

The time to pick up a last-minute gift fast approaches — and if you know someone who could use the gift of better eyesight (it’s a thing), consider pointing them toward Lensabl (and perhaps starting them off with a stylish pair of sunglasses before diving into the brand’s optical collection). What’s Lensabl all about? You can either pick up a pair of the brand’s stylish glasses yourself, or you can use their lens replacement program to swap in prescription or non-prescription lenses to get lenses with blue-light protection and an anti-scratch coating, among other features. I had a chance to test out the Montana Glasses courtesy of the brand, and I can’t recommend them enough.

Flint and Tinder Donegal Scottish Sweater — $198

It’s hard to find an affordable, made-in-Scotland sweater … or at least, it used to be.

Know a menswear aficionado who appreciates an authentic, vintage-inspired sweater — particularly one made in Scotland? Or just looking for a way to stay warm in style yourself this season? Meet the Flint and Tinder Donegal Scottish Sweater, a truly classic winter sweater made for holiday parties and a timeless Chrismas morning in equal measure.

Minnetonka Moccasins Home & Away Collection — Starting at $44.95

The Tilden shown here from this collection blends style and comfort.

Can moccasins and slippers be stylish? Yes, yes they sure can — and can you wear your Minnetonka moccasins outside the house (within reason, of course)? With the Minnetonka Home and Away Collection, (featuring a suede upper and a grippy rubber outsole), you sure can. They’re stylish enough to pick up a pair for yourself for cozy holiday mornings aplenty, and whoever’s getting these on your list will also love ’em.
Relwen Wool Deck Cardigan — $298 

This tough wool sweater is throwback-inspired and yet entirely modern, and the perfect winter sweater, to boot.

If it’s a rugged winter sweater you seek — or if you simply want to help the stylish guy in your life upgrade his winter sweater collection — you could certainly do worse than the handsome, pleasingly classic Relwen Wool Deck Cardigan. It’s one of the best winter sweaters you can step into this holiday season.
JACHS NY Khaki Corduroy Stretch Blazer — $229

A modern-yet-classic corduroy blazer for perfect holiday style.

Consider this surprisingly stylish corduroy blazer both a holdiay party style suggestion and a potential gift for the guy who needs a better blazer. Either way, JACHS NY nails the balance between classic and modern.
Flint and Tinder Selvage Chinos — $168

A new take on stylish selvage chinos for holiday party fun.

Another edition of The List, and more perfectly rugged Flint and Tinder gear for each and every occasion. Not a bad call, right? These are a new take on classic selvage chinos, here just in time to make someone very happy as a holiday gift — and equally agreeable if it happens to be you shopping for some of the best men’s pants on the market.
Lululemon Escape and Explore Long-Sleeve Thermal Shirt — $98

Innovation and adventure paired with comfort and quality from Lululemon.

For all the fun that holiday parties can bring to the season, there are times when you want to kick back and relax — in style, of course. This innovative Lululemon Men’s thermal shirt, made in partnership with the adventure-minded Wilderness Collective, toes the line between rugged and laidback, easy to layer with a classic hooded sweatshirt, and equally at home when paired up with slim jogger pants at home on a winter weekend.
Bellroy Transit Backpack — $239

These sleek backpack comes with all the bells and whistles you need.

For your holiday travel needs and for the perfect gift for the traveler, the sleek, minimally appointed Bellroy Transit Backpack is absolutely the way to go — it’s sharp, durable and yet rugged, all at once.

Harpoon Spruce Tip Ale — Price Varies

A uniquely rich holiday ale that’s here just in time for the season.

Ever had a rich ale made with spruce tips? No? Now, you have. Northeast brewing pioneers Harpoon Brewery have made the Spruce Tips Ale with ingredients sourced from the Downer State Forest in Vermont, and the results are tasty and well-suited to a chilly winter night, indeed.

 

Maybe it’s just me, but I think we’ve covered something for everyone here with these gifts and gear picks. Specifically, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket could just be your new favorite jacket — or someone else on your list, that is. There are plenty of other picks in terms of holiday style and gifting, however, from classic selvage chinos to a rugged casual watch — what’s new and what’s next on your list? Let me know on Twitter.

The List: This Is the New Gear You Need to Buy Right Now for Winter

Good enough for the great outdoors, more than good enough for you.

Alright, my friends. Saddle up for rugged winter style with the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket shown above, and let’s get ready for December (and beyond, of course). Perhaps you’re already well-versed in the wonder that is the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket, crafted in a highly versatile silhouette from tough Martexin sailcloth … and if you haven’t yet checked out this jacket, now is the perfect time. Gift it to yourself, gift it to your friends … just start getting ready for the holidays now. You’ll find plenty more winter style essentials in today’s edition of The List, and know that we’re just getting started. (Oh, and this won’t be the last you hear about that stylish waxed trucker jacket this month, either).

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $220

But one of the incredible colors in which you’ll find this jacket available via Huckberry.

We told you it wouldn’t be the last time you’d heard about the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket this season … and that’s a very good thing, indeed. This premium waxed trucker jacket is available in a whole slew of richly crafted, seasonally friendly colors like the one shown here and at the top of the page, and it could be your new favorite winter jacket. Layer it up underneath a rugged parka for even more added warmth, or rock this tough waxed trucker jacket all on its own atop a warm flannel shirt — that’s prime winter style activated, folks.

HELM Boots Hollis Boots — $350

Beautifully rugged boots made to last for years to come.

Maybe you thought you had your boot collection for fall and winter all sorted out? Well, hold the phone — if you don’t have a pair of the Hollis Boots from Austin-based Helm, your collection of rugged leather boots isn’t quite settled for the season yet. Rugged and versatile, these stylish leather boots are at home with your favorite pair of broken-in denim or with a pair of slim wool trousers in equal measure. And if you’ve been searching for a pair of boots to wear to your next holiday party, simply put … these are the ones.

Bertucci A-2T Super Classic Watch — $170

As dependable a casual watch as it gets.

Looking for the toughest casual watch on the market? The kind of rugged watch you can wear with everything from a denim shirt and a shawl-collar cardigan to a tough waxed trucker jacket and your favorite leather boots? My friends, the Bertucci A-2T is precisely that watch.

Nobis Alpha Men’s Flight Bomber Jacket — $695

A crisp, rugged, classic bomber jacket to wear all season.

With a handsome blend of technical functionality and rugged style, this Nobis bomber jacket is at once old-school and modern, especially in the seasonally appropriate shade of Navy shown here. Wear it with a classic grey henley and faded blue denim for everyday style, or team it with a crisp white Oxford shirt and tan chinos for a mix of high and low. Oh, and it’ll keep you warm as heck all winter long, to boot.

Aymara Eddy Cardigan — $270

A beautiful cardigan to wear in situations both dressy and laidback.

Make no mistake: The Aymara Eddy Cardigan is the sort of beautiful sweater that’s utterly iconic, totally classic and perfectly ready for holiday parties and relaxing winter weekends aplenty. It’s a uniquely vintage-inspired sweater that’ll wear handsomely with slim corduroy pants and rugged leather boots.

Moral Code Jacques Leather Boots — $248

Both refined and yet rugged, these are the perfect boots to take you into the holidays.

Winter is nothing if not the perfect time to break out your favorite pair of leather boots (or rather, your new favorite pair). From holiday parties to days on the road and at the office, the super-sharp, seriously refined Moral Code Jacques Leather Boots are dressy and yet versatile. They feature a rubber outsole for grip on slippery winter streets, and this profile will look at home with dark blue denim and classic wool trousers in equal measure. A fun fact: You might recognize these from my Instagram, where I’ve had the chance to test ’em out as of late.

AIAIAI All-Round Preset Modular Headphones — $145

Sharp, crystal-clear headphones to upgrade your travel listening experience.

For long hours on the road during the holidays, the right tunes (the music of The National, anyone??) or a cool podcast are the way to go — and these stylish over-ear headphones are sleek, essential and seriously well-made.

Michter’s US-1 Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey — Price Varies 

A wonderfully crafted whiskey to warm your soul on a winter night.

There’s perhaps no more fitting spirit to sip on a cold winter night than a richly crafted whiskey, especially one you can experience on the rocks and get all the flavor and character you expect. That’s what Michter’s Whiskey has done with the remarkable Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash, which improves upon the distillery’s award-winning sour mash whiskey by aging it custom-made barrels (toasted, not charred, critically). The result is complex and multi-layered — a fitting whiskey to add to your bar cart or bring as a gift to your holiday host. Cheers!

Stetson Cromwell Outdoor Hat — $71

A rugged, outdoor-ready hat for plenty of winter adventures.

Let’s keep things rolling on the “rugged winter gear” front here, shall we? And if you want a classic hat to pair up with your Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket, well, the Stetson Cromwell Outdoor Hat is the right way to go. Perfectly cool and classic.

United By Blue Responsible Flannel — $78

The right mix of rugged style and responsibly sourced fabric and construction.

It’s true — if you don’t have a rugged flannel shirt in your wardobe yet (especially as we roll through the holiday season), this is the one to buy. The United By Blue Responsible Flannel has a ton of upside, seeing as it’s made with organic cotton and recycled polyester — both of which are responsibly sourced. Plus, the resulting shirt is super-soft and stylish, with a modern fit that wears well with everything from grey chinos to tan corduroys to your favorite pair of laidback denim. Buy one for yourself, gift one for someone else … there’s no wrong way to go.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

A perfectly comfortable-yet-rugged henley for a winter weekend.

There’s no doubt in my mind, winter is perhaps the perfect time to layer up with a rugged henley — like the Free Fly Flex Henley, for example. The Heather Denim color also wears nicely with … the aforementioned United By Blue flannel shirt!

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

Slim five-pocket pants in a perfect holiday color.

If you’re still searching for the perfect pair of pants for the holidays, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are the right way to go, featuring a classic slim cut and a rich, holiday-friendly Oxblood color. Wear them with a classic denim shirt and sleek leather Chelsea boots to a refined holiday gathering.

Deschutes Brewery Da Shootz! Pilsner — Price Varies

A clean, light, refreshing pils to stock in your fridge this season.

For all this talk about rich winter cocktails and whiskey, and equally rich food, what about for all those times when you want to lighten things up and refresh your palette? This holiday season, that’s when you’re going to want to reach for the Da Shootz! Pils from Deschutes Brewery, a cleverly named, light, refreshing (and low-cal!) beer to sip on at many a holiday party. Again, cheers!

XD Design Bobby Duffel Anti-Theft Travel Bag — $150

A sleek travel backpack made to prevent theft of your valuables — not bad at all.

The best bag for holiday travel is one that’s sleek, minimal, easy to lug through a crowded airport, and yet highly functional at the same time. That’s a lot to live up to, but the XD Design Bobby Duffel is actually an ideal anti-theft travel bag, made with hidden zip closure and no front access. The only thing stopping you are holiday crowds, really.

 

Which of the above gear picks are you scoping out this holiday season? Maybe you’re in the mood for a tough waxed trucker jacket to step in snowy weather? Or maybe you’re looking forward to sipping on some rich Michter’s whiskey or a light Deschutes Brewery lager? Can’t forget about a vintage-inspired sweater  for all those holiday festivities, either. However you dress for the season, feel free to let me know on Twitter.

The List: Here’s the Best New Gear to Buy on Black Friday — And Wear All Winter

The rugged, dependable jacket you’ll find yourself reaching for all winter.

To me, it’s pretty crazy that we’re already talking about the best men’s gear to buy for winter — and heck, to go along with that, the best men’s style deals on Black Friday and beyond. Now, will every pick on this list be on sale for a steal? Not quite — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look to gear up accordingly for chillier temperatures, blizzards and the like. That goes for rugged winter jackets like the one seen above (from Tom Beckbe), as well as a host of other men’s style essentials. The best deals for guys on Black Friday also come from retailers you know and love, like Huckberry and Taylor Stitch; what does this all mean for you? It means you should have your shopping list ready to go this week (and beyond). Happy hunting!

Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket — $495

This thing is tough as heck and ready for the nastiest winter weather. Snap it up ASAP.

When inclement weather strikes — be it as you head over the river and through the woods on a holiday weekend, or as you head to the office — you need the right gear. The tough-as-nails Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket is made for the field and the city, as the brand puts it, and it’s seriously rugged, classic & ready to layer. One of the best jackets to buy on Black Friday (and beyond, naturally).

Wild Turkey “Bar in a Backpack” — Limited Edition

Everything you need to make your new favorite cocktail. Image courtesy of Wild Turkey.

OK, so here’s something fun if you happen to live in an area where there happens to be a Wild Turkey “Turkey Trot” this year (specifically, Austin, New Orleans or Chicago). Once you complete your run, enjoy a classic Old Fashioned (if you’re over 21!) made using delicious Wild Turkey bourbon. For those at least 21 years of age in Austin, Chicago and New Orleans running at local “Turkey Trots” this week, they can see the barpack in real-life and potentially walk away with one of their own. It’s loaded with a standing bar for mixing, plus Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Powell & Mahoney Simple Syrup, glassware, a stirrer and more. It’s seriously cool, it’s almost too good to be true … and it’s only available at a Wild Turkey “Turkey Trot.” Heck, I got to check one out recently, and it was seriously cool. So, make your weekend even more worthwhile with a run and some delicious spirits, ehh?

Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots — $220 (When Full Price)

No wrong way to go with these sleek-yet-tough Chelsea boots.

Finding some of the best Chelsea boots on the market just got a whole heck of a lot easier — the sleek Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots are perhaps the best boots to wear to a holiday party, what with their dressy silhouette and go-anywhere functionality. Wear them with slim selvedge denim. Speaking of …

Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Jeans — $198

Exceptional Todd Snyder denim for any and every holilday occasion.

It’s tough to find the right pair of Japanese selvedge jeans at an agreeable price, and while these Todd Snyder jeans are still an investment, they’re a purchase that’ll pay off in spades. Perfectly casual and exceptionally well-suited to wear to a holiday party with your new favorite flannel shirt (don’t worry, we’ll tell you all about that shirt in just one second).
Flint and Tinder American-Made Flannel — $98

An excellent deal on an excellent flannel shirt, to say the least.

For under $100, you’re getting easily one of the best flannel shirts on the market — and that fact nearly goes without saying, seeing as it’s coming at you courtesy of Flint and Tinder. Stock up now, then wear it with the above Todd Snyder denim to casual holiday gatherings aplenty. Just add rugged leather boots & call it a day.
Zodiac Astrographic Watch — $1,295

A beastly watch you’ll have for a long, long time. Happy early Christmas??

Looking for an early holiday gift for, well, yourself? This classic men’s watch from Zodiac is packed to the gills with premium quality touches, from the Swiss construction to the handsome stainless steel case and of course, the design that pays homage to the Space Race. It’s an investment-level watch you’ll have for years to come.
Quero Shoes Q Sneakers — $225

Sharp sneakers that are as dressy and well-made as your favorite leather dress shoes.

With a clean design and the type of craftsmanship normally found in fine leather boots, these Quero Shoes Q Sneakers really are something else. Thanks to the brand, I’ve been testing out a pair these past few weeks — as seen on my Instagram — with some excellent results. Made with durable calfskin leather that’s individually dyed, these sneakers are handsome, refined and seriously stylish — in short, the perfect casual sneakers to wear to a holiday gathering or a laidback office Friday.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Olive Donegal — $125

A casually rugged, expertly cut shirt from Taylor Stitch.

The search for the best winter shirt continues, and yet, if you pick up the rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Olive Donegal, you’re surely checking off at least one box in terms of your winter style essentials. Consider it the perfect shirt to wear to the office, then to holiday drinks. Snap it up on Black Friday while you can, though.
Deschutes Jubelale Beer — Price Varies 

One of your new favorite winter beers, I’d wager. Cheers to the holidays!

While not necessarily a special deal for Black Friday or Thanksgiving weekend, the Deschutes Jubelale is easily one of the best beers for winter (and the holidays in general, for that matter). In fact, you should make it a point to track some down for Thanksgiving! I’ve tested out the beer courtesy of Deschutes these past few weeks, and it seriously delivers. The quality of this beer starts with roasted barley and pale hop blends, among other fine ingredients, and carries through some excellent cold-weather character with rich spice notes and a seasonally friendly color. Can a beer be beautiful? Yes, yes it can — enjoy this at all your holiday parties … just be sure to bring extra for your guests.
Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans — $225

Perfect jeans for Thanksgiving weekend — and beyond that, too.

What pairs well with a festive winter beer? Why, the sort of gear that’s right at home in front of the fire or on the road to visit friends — so, in this case, the refined and classic Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans. They’re versatile enough to wear out to the  bar on Wednesday night of Thanksgiving week, and they’ll do just fine the rest of the weekend — and back at the office, too.
Topo Designs Long-Sleeve Waffle Tee — $79

A rugged, comfortable long-sleeve tee to wear as a base layer or all on its own.

Holiday weekends like Thanksgiving are nothing without the right casual style essentials — just laidback enough to relax around the fire after a second helping of dinner, but polished enough to be worn into town for a brewery visit. Or heck, out on the trail to work off said meal and beers. At least, that’s what the Topo Designs Long-Sleeve Waffle Tee seems to be built for, made with tons of durability and remarkable quality (again, perhaps you’ve seen it on my Instagram). You know what it would wear especially well with? The Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket.
Peak Design Travel Duffel Backpack — $220

A dependable hybrid travel bag to haul all your holiday gear.

With Peak Design, you know you’re investing in the best travel bags on the planet — and that’s no more crucial than with the holidays approaching. The Peak Design Travel Duffel Backpack is effective, easy to carry and highly functional — again, everything you should look for in the best travel bag on the market.
Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt in Dusk — $188

The kind of shirt you want to have on hand for a crisp winter morning.

Yes indeed, we’ve got  more rugged Taylor Stitch gear for the taking, especially when it comes to exquisite winter style essentials like the dependable, ridiculously well-made Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt. The perfect holiday weekend layer atop a thermal waffle tee (*ahem* from Topo Designs *ahem*) on a chilly winter morning.
Barking Irons “Red Dead Redemption 2” Union Henley — $79
Some things just go together — like the outlaw-inspired style of “Red Dead Redemption 2” (if you’re a gamer, you know it!) and the real-world, seriously cool gear being churned out by Barking Irons. In this case, there’s no more fitting partnership than this limited-edition henley inspired by the game and made from soft-washed cotton. The finishing touch? The Arthur Morgan collar print, an homage to the game’s protagonist. Unique, made for layering and ready for fall.
Stetson Chapman Hat — $119

Old-school quality and heritage make this Stetson hat a keeper.

Now, is a Stetson hat for everyone? Not quite, but if you’ve been looking to take the plunge, and want to do so in rugged fall and winter style, you could do worse than the Stetson Chapman Hat.
Bluffworks Departure Jeans 2.0 — $98

Slim travel jeans that were in fact made to be worn for tons of travel.

Just because you’re traveling for the holidays doesn’t mean you should throw style by the wayside — take these slim black jeans from Bluffworks, a new update to their lauded Depature Jeans. They feature a tailored fit and versatile dark wash for style that goes from the plane to a party without missing a beat, and a bevy of travel-ready pockets also gives these a major leg up over other, less stylish (and functional) jeans.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Montana Forest Candle — $24

A small upgrade to your space that’ll go a long way this holiday season.

Whether hosting guests or relaxing at home, the right candle can actually add a heck of a lot of character and atmosphere to a space — especially surrounding the holidays. Brooklyn Candle Studio makes scents with a variety of inspirations in mind, and this particular candle harnesses the great outdoors easily.

Vetra French Moleskin Jacket — $229

An easy-to-wear jacket that harnesses classic style inspiration.

Last but not least: We’ve talked about casual holiday style and deals aplenty, but what if you’re on the fence and want to go both refined and versatile for the holiday weekend? Enter a rugged, classic workwear jacket — the Vetra French Moleskin Jacket, to be more specific. Made to be worn over everything from your favorite henley and faded denim to a classic Oxford shirt and tan chinos. Thanksgiving weekend style sorted, anyone?

So, did you find all the Black Friday deals and steals (and gear suggestions) you had in mind? Maybe you’ve now got your heart set on some of the best Chelsea boots, or perhaps a classic workwear jacket to rock this season? Or perhaps a rich winter ale, handsome leather sneakers or an investment-level watch are more your speed. Either way, I hope you’ve found something to enjoy, and I hope you find all the deals your heart desires — enjoy the holiday, my friends, and thanks for reading!