The List: Keep Your Winter Rolling in Style with this Week’s Top Men’s Essentials


The type of jacket that’s going to come in mighty handy on winter weekend excursions.

Quickly, what’s on your back this winter? As in, what essential winter jacket do you find yourself wearing on the daily? If you don’t quite yet have an answer to that question, you’re in luck. We’re kicking off today’s edition of The List talking about one of the best men’s winter jackets to buy now, and then we’re filling out the rest of your men’s style essentials accordingly. It’s winter, it’s chilly, and if you’re bored of what’s in your wardrobe … don’t be. Brands like Taylor Stitch and again, Outerknown, are here to save the day. Let’s get to work.

Outerknown Puffer Jacket — $225

Slim, sleek and well-made — that’s always what you get with Outerknown.

We’ve previously highlighted Outerknown here on the blog (like in this post, where you can use the code ‘STYLEGUIDE25’ for a discount at the brand’s site). So, we’re back again today with an essential, easy-to-wear winter jacket that epitomizes comfort and warmth. It could just be the perfect jacket for winter travel.

SHOP: The Outerknown Puffer Jacket 

Rhodes Dean Boots — $220

A rich new color and sturdy design make these a new favorite.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we love the Rhodes Dean Boots here on the blog (learn how to style them in this #OOTD). It’s all the better that the particular stylish leather boots shown here feature a rich new color and a sleek plain toe silhouette.

Aymara Doryan Sweater — $181.98

A heritage classic that adds rugged appeal to any outfit.

When you pick up a rugged winter sweater from Aymara, you’re really putting on a timeless piece of history — it helps that the Doryan Sweater is stylish, to boot.

Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt in Camo — $100

A new take on camo from the master purveyors at Taylor Stitch.

I’m normally not one for camo prints, but there’s something about this classically styled Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt that strikes a chord with me. A perfectly rugged winter shirt.

Faherty Brand Heritage Sweatpants in Heather Grey — $138

Slim sweatpants made with excellent fabric.

Now, this won’t be the last of Faherty Brand gear you’ll see in today’s post. The Heritage Sweatpants feature super soft brushed cotton and a cool heather texture — a fitting weekend style upgrade for a morning coffee or brunch run.

Centric Instruments Lightwell Field Watch — $260

Centric Instruments

A casually stylish, rugged field watch for winter.

For all of the style upgrades we talk about making to start the new year — including the¬†stylish leather boots¬†and the¬†perfect jacket for winter travel¬†as discussed above — sometimes, a guy just needs a really great watch. This durable field watch from Centric Instruments is it.

Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Advanced Stretch Jeans — $89.50

Levi's 511

The slim jeans in a comfortable fabric blend that every guy needs.

If ever you tire of your current denim collection, know that Levi’s is here to save the day with the classic Levi’s 511 jeans — this pair features a blend of cotton, poly & elastane for 24/7 comfort.

Baracuta G9 Original Jacket — $311.98

A bright way to shake off the doldrums of winter.

Every now and again, it can be fun to shake up your winter outerwear rotation. And if the weather takes a slightly warmer turn, you could do worse than the iconic Baracuta G9 Original Jacket, a timeless style for winter and well beyond.

Ranger Station Tobacco + Musk Cologne — $48.98

The new cologne to freshen up your routine this winter.

What could be more masculine and just plain cool than a cologne imbued with everything from warm teakwood to spicy vetiver? Not much. Ranger Station has done a very nice job.

Bespoke Post Amp Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)

The best way to upgrade your home audio in terms of style AND quality.

Among other style upgrades you should make for the new year, improving your home audio system should be among them. The handsome hardwood Bespoke Post Amp Box can help.

Faherty Brand Quilted Belmar Snap CPO — $188

An easy, cozy, casual layer from Faherty Brand.

Made with a cozy cotton-poly blend and featuring military-inspired buttons, this durable shirt jacket from Faherty Brand should become your new go-to weekend layer. Pair it with the  Heritage Sweatpants from the same brand, naturally.

Filson Dryden Ballistic 2-Wheel Carry-On Bag — $295

A handsome and classic briefcase that should accompany you for years on end.

You really can turn to Filson for everything, including the Dryden Ballistic Carry-On Bag, a rugged and durable travel bag that’ll make it easy to pack and hit the road this winter.


Alright, who’s geared up to get through the rest of winter? This won’t be your final opportunity — The List will return with plenty more great winter must-haves. But for now, let me know about your favorite men’s style picks over on one of my favorite social media platforms … Twitter. As for me? I’m a fan of the¬†Rhodes Dean Boots, of course. Cheers!




The List: 12 New Men’s Style Picks to Start 2019 Off Right

Buck Mason

Kicking off today with a beautifully made shawl cardigan from a classic American brand.

There are times when the weather, the season itself and even the day of the week merit nothing but the best men’s style gear you can get your hands on. Especially given that January’s chilly weather is bearing down on us (or most of us, that is). With that being said, today’s featured pick is the excellent Buck Mason Ash Vintage Cashmere Shawl Cardigan. It’s a beautiful piece of work, and it’s made particularly well for winter layering with a slim henley shirt. So, that’s how we’re starting today’s edition of The List. Let’s get upgraded for the new year.

Buck Mason Ash Vintage Cashmere Shawl Cardigan — $225

Buck Mason

The type of classic cardigan you need this winter.

To stay warm, cozy & uniquely stylish this winter, reach for a throwback-inspired shawl cardigan from the terrific menswear purveyors at Buck Mason. This all-American brand (and this particular sweater) top my list when it comes to winter style essentials, and that’s all there is to it. Check out how to style it on my Instagram.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Shawl Cardigan 

Faherty Brand Luxe Heather Henley — $98

Faherty Brand

A casual winter henley that stands out stylishly.

When you look at brands that offer uncompromising quality and excellent fabric, well, Faherty Brand has gotta end up near the top of the list. This rugged henley is perfect to layer under that Buck Mason cardigan.

Hardcore Hammers Hardcore Survivalist Hatchet — $135

Huckberry General Store

An unexpectedly functional way to take on winter chores.

There are certain places that stock and sell so many men’s style classics, it’s tough to know where to start. Within the¬†Huckberry General Store, the Hardcore Hammers Hardcore Survivalist Hatchet is both unique & yet necessary for winter yard work.

Astorflex Coastflex — $114.98

Best men's dress shoes

Classic dress shoes that wear more like suede chukka boots.

So, we go from what to use for a day of yard work to what to wear for a day at the office — the Astorflex Coastflex delivers low-key style and comfort in the new year.

Duke Cannon Solid Cologne Kit — $75

Three cologne options for every type of preference.

There’s no time like the new year to upgrade your men’s grooming essentialsDuke Cannon‘s essential, excellent-smelling Solid Cologne Kit offers a scent for every guy.

Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans — $128

Classic jeans in a slim fit, with just enough stretch. Ideal to get around this winter.

We’ve talked plenty about slim men’s denim — and this pair in particular — from the great folks at Flint and Tinder. Yet, we’re calling out the Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans again here because they’re comfortable, made with stretch & feature a slim fit for perfect winter style.

Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch — $495

Dependably rugged and stylish for winter.

Let’s take stock of your watch collection — do you have a go-to casual watch? Perhaps one that even looks a bit dressier than its functionality implies? The Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch gets it done on both accounts.

Howler Brothers Roadrunner Shell — $86.98

An easily wearable, rugged shirt jacket.

Cut from a versatile cotton chambray and treated with a durable water-repellent coating, this classic shirt jacket would wear nicely with a tough henley for a winter weekend hike.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1936 Type 1 Jacket — $365¬†

A one-of-a-kind jacket from an iconic brand.

There’s the classic Levi’s jean jacket, and then there’s the otherworldy Levi’s Type 1 Jacket. It’s an extraordinary, throwback-inspired piece of work that you can layer over a thermal henley or under a tailored topcoat.

Faherty Brand¬†Peak Cap — $98

Faherty Brand

A warm, well-made knit cap for winter adventures.

We’re recommending yet more gear from Faherty Brand because this brand simply delivers on all fronts. Yes, even when it comes to a stylish winter cap … made from a soft cotton-wool blend, to boot.

Huckberry Vintage Trainers in White — $185

Wear these now if there’s no snow, or keep ’em handy for spring.

These chilly months ahead surely mark a banner time to buy some of the best men’s winter boots … but you can also find great deals on vintage-inspired sneakers, like these classic runners from our good friends at Huckberry. Wear ’em with a¬†rugged henley¬†from Faherty Brand, plus a classic navy peacoat.

Filson 48-Hour Tin Cloth Duffle Bag — $475

A durable weekender bag for your next winter trip.

Is there any way to go wrong when shopping for rugged gear from Filson? Especially a tough weekender bag like the 48-Hour Tin Cloth Duffle Bag? Nope. That’s it.

Now, from the above list, what’s your favorite pick when it comes to winter style essentials? I always ask that, because I have a tough time deciding myself. In this instance, I can’t recommend the¬†Zodiac Chrono Quartz Watch¬†enough. It’s one heck of a watch. Of course, the¬†Flint and Tinder Stonewashed Jeans¬†also provide plenty in terms of comfort and mobility this winter. What’s your take? Happy shopping!

The List: Shop This Week’s Best New Gear Picks for Men

Throw on these rugged gloves and get prepped for some post-holiday work.

The start of a new week calls for the best gear of the season, especially now that we’ve nearly closed out 2018 (can you believe it!?) and have our eyes on the prize: 2019. With that, I want to wish y’all loyal Style Guide readers a very Merry Christmas (and a warm, stylish Christmas Eve). I think you’ll find this week’s men’s style essentials run the gamut, from rugged leather gloves to handsome leather boots, all designed to carry you through the end of the year and into New Year’s Eve in style. We’re even recommending a whiskey for your New Year’s Eve party. Without further ado, here we go.

Give’r 4-Season Gloves with Wax Coating — $140

Durable leather gloves made for work and weekend exploration.

These no-nonsense, tough leather work gloves are ready for your toughest winter chores, from hauling brush to chopping firewood. The rest of the time? Wear ’em with the¬†Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker¬†to head to the bar.
Faherty Brand Atmosphere Shirt Jacket — $198
Faherty Brand

Technical and yet stylish is what you’re getting with this shirt jacket.

The good folks at Faherty Brand continue to up the ante when it comes to gear you can wear … just about anywhere. Made with water-resistant nylon, the Atmosphere Shirt Jacket is perfect to wear if you live in a climate where winter isn’t so harsh (say, on the California coast?)
Viberg Service Boots (Huckberry¬†Exclusive) — $699

Exceptional leather boots that just won’t let you down.

If there’s one thing I know to be true — and I don’t know much — it’s that these rugged boots from¬†Viberg¬†are stellar, dependable & ready for the office and a casual weekend alike.
Ratio Eight Coffee Maker w/ Thermal Carafe & Coffee Cups — $696

One way to invest in making the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have.

Especially here in Brooklyn, I’m always on the hunt for a caffeine fix, but if I didn’t want to leave my apartment, I’d pick up the incredibly well-designed, simply beautiful Ratio Eight coffee maker. It could maybe help you make the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have.
Ace Rivington Athletic Taper Denim — $200

Haven’t tried out Ace Rivington denim? Change that now.

If you prefer denim that’s tailored but not skin-tight, a pair of¬†classic men’s blue jeans¬†that fit nicely and work anywhere, go with this pair. They’re an investment, but the rich indigo color and quality Italian cotton pay off.
Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Waffle Henley in Heather Grey — $78

A thick, warm henley built to take on the toughest winter style challenges.

Made from upcycled cotton in a thick waffle knit, this¬†rugged men’s henley¬†from Taylor Stitch is warm & cozy, plus it’s easy to layer with flannel shirting or a warm winter parka.
Bespoke Post Tamed Box —¬†$45¬†(When¬†Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Bespoke Post

The right grooming essentials at the right price.

Keeping your mane in check through the winter months is critical, no matter how gnarly it gets out there. The Bespoke Post Tamed Box features both men’s grooming essentials and small, considered details (like a straight razor) for a perfect shave.
Thursday Boots Wingtip Boots in Caramel —¬†$220

Another pair of must-have brown boots, made for dressier occasions.

I’ve previously tested out the Wingtip Boots in Waterproof Suede from Thursday Boots, but these handsom leather boots in a rich shade of Caramel are absolutely too good to pass up. Wear them as often as you can this winter — they can handle it.
WP Standard Military Duffel — $339
WP Standard

A beautifully crafted duffel that’ll only age more nicely with time.

You really can turn to timeless military silhouettes for rugged gear that works for today’s modern man — like this absurdly beautiful, surprisingly affordable rugged leather duffel from¬†WP Standard¬†(one of my favorite brands).
Zodiac Grandville Watch — $495

A dressy take on the rugged Zodiac watch.

You surely know Zodiac for the brand’s exceptional¬†Super Sea Wolf Watch, but how about the¬†Zodiac Grandville Watch? It’s a¬†classic leather dress watch¬†with all the functionality you need for winter travel and the office.
Bridge & Burn Fielding Denim Cotton Overshirt —¬†$188

The type of cotton overshirt you’re going to want to wear over a classic T-shirt or a warm thermal shirt.

When you find a brand that makes rugged gear that resists changing trends, you stick with ’em. I’ve certainly found that to be the case with my friends at Portland’s own Bridge & Burn. The Fielding Denim Cotton Overshirt is the perfect mid-layer atop a classic henley.
Michter’s US 1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon — Price Varies

Made to exacting specifications — perfect for New Year’s Eve, for yourself or your host.

Planning a New Year’s Eve party (responsibly)? Hosting a second (or third) Christmas? Want to impress your guests with a rich, warming bourbon that harkens back to the first whiskey produced by this lauded brand? Track down some Michter’s — I’ve been taste-testing (ahem) over these past few weeks, and can’t say enough about the rich caramel and vanilla notes.
Faherty Brand Fair Isle Crew in Mixed Indigo — $248
Faherty Brand

Indigo gives this crewneck a uniquely rich pattern.

We’re back at it with more stylish gear from Faherty Brand, this time featuring a simply unbeatable classic indigo crewneck in a neat Fair Isle print. Perfect for winter weekends upstate … or anywhere, really.
PILLBOX Bat Co. “Join or Die” Bat — $245

Something a little more unique to hang on the wall of your home or office.

Is this vintage baseball bat¬†from PILLBOX Bat Co. — featuring some seriously cool artwork — completely necessary for your home, apartment or office? Not entirely. Is it a neat last-minute gift? Assuredly.
Today’s post on the best men’s style essentials to end this month really did have it all, didn’t it? At least, I hope that’s what you thought. What was your favorite gear pick? I can never resist the chance to feature some tough Viberg leather boots. With all that being said, have a great rest of your holiday and thanks for reading!

The List: Buy These Last-Minute Gifts Right Now For The Stylish Guy in Your Life

Just one of the many stylish gifts you should be thinking about picking up this season. From Bespoke Post.

The clock continues to tick on what to buy for Christmas — especially if you’re still looking for what to buy for the stylish guy in your life. Fear not, though. You’ve got just enough time, and if you’ve play your cards right, you’ll have some dough left over to buy something for yourself. With that in mind, we’re kicking off this holiday-centric look at men’s style essentials with, well, an essential — the durable, exceptionally well-priced¬†Bespoke Post Weekender Box, a perfect gift for the guy on the go. Shop away!

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

An affordable pick-up that’s going to be appreciated by most anyone.

Shopping on a budget? Like an extreme budget? And looking to gift a stylish weekender bag that’ll last a heck of a long time? The classic Bespoke Post Weekender Box, featuring a custom-made, durable bag, will certainly be welcome under the tree.

Proof Field Jacket — $248

A streamlined, modern take on the winter coat for the stylish man.

Function and form are the name of the game when it comes to Proof menswear — surely, the guy who needs a new winter coat gets this. He’ll¬† be glad you splurged on the Proof Field Jacket.

Nisnas Industries Kole Wooden Flask — $92

A crisply designed wooden flask for the fella who enjoys everything from espresso to whiskey.

Made from wood and stainless steel, the Nisnas Industries flask is both pocket-sized and quite perfect for transporting both your day-starter (espresso) and your weekend warmer (whiskey, am I right?).

Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt —¬†$145

A rugged, old-school shirt that your dad or father-in-law just might love.

A tough, hard-wearing shirt — seriously, this thing is absolutely incredible — is the perfect answer to chilly winter mornings and nights. Wear it over your favorite henley for a bit of rugged, classic style.
Rustico Writer’s Log Leather Refillable Notebook — $50

The ultimate gift for the guy who enjoys the old-school feel of pen on paper.

Finding great gifts under $50 … actually isn’t quite as tough as it might seem.Take the Rustico Writer’s Log Leather Refillable Notebook. It’s the perfect gift for the gentleman who values the look and feel of writing things down to remember them.
Taylor Stitch Stitched Belt in Whiskey — $88

A handsome leather belt that you should pick up for the guy who needs … a better belt.

Mind you, Taylor Stitch makes plenty of stylish leather goods and accessories, but this refined belt might just be the best of the bunch. A perfect gift for your dad, who … well, he needs a stylish new belt.
U-Turn Audio Orbit Special with Preamp — $549

The music lover in your life will thank you.

We’ve previously featured U-Turn Audio on the blog (in this post covering some of the season’s best style essentials), and we’re bringing back this handsome record player for good reason. It’s a seriously sweet gift for the audiophile this year.
Huckberry Candle Set — $72

Three candles that’ll bring light (literally) and refreshing scents to any living space.

Looking for $50-$100 gifts that’ll delight and inspire? Or at least, make a home or apartment smell that much better? Grab the Huckberry Candle Set, a trio of well-crafted candles.
Proof Strong Shirt — $128

The dependable chambray shirt for the stylish man on your list.

Let’s turn once again toward Proof and the brand’s versatile menswear — the Proof Strong Shirt (as seen in this Style Pick of the Week feature) is a classic chambray shirt to give to, heck, any dude on your list who loves timeless shirting.
Darn Tough Heady Micro Stripe Crew Light Cushion Socks —¬†$20

A bold pair of socks that add serious style to any ensemble — or anyone else’s stocking.

Because you’re going to need dependable socks this season — and so is the stylish guy in your life.¬†¬†Darn Tough¬†makes some of the best — these are a slightly bold yet highly functional pair to wear with your favorite leather boots, and they make a nice stocking stuffer.
YETI Coolers Hopper Backflip — $300

For the guy who appreciates excellent outdoor gear.

If you’re searching for gifts for the outdoorsman, you might have just hit the jackpot. Well, aside from the rugged Filson shirt featured earlier. This durable YETI cooler is also easily portable for camping trips and day hikes aplenty.
Danner Raptor Boots ‚ÄĒ $240

Exceptional boots for the outdoorsman.

Speaking of¬†gifts for the outdoorsman,¬†well … these exceptional, handcrafted leather boots from¬†Danner¬†have the chance to take the top spot in your closet or someone else’s. I’ve tried them out over the past few weeks (as seen on my Instagram!) and have loved the comfort and quailty.
Red Wing Heritage Traveler’s Dopp Kit — $110

A rugged dopp kit from a rugged boots brand.

You definitely know Red Wing Heritage for the brand’s stylish leather boots, and so does the stylish guy in your life … but does he have a durable dopp kit from the brand? Not likely.
Nezumi Studios Corbeau Watch — $340

A far cry better than whatever watch he might be wearing now — ya dig?

Chances are, you know a guy who could use a new, stylish casual watch. Outfitted on a classic grey NATO strap for durability in winter weather, the Nezumi Studios Corbeau Watch fits the bill nicely.
SeaVees Army Issue Low Sneakers in Whiskey ‚ÄĒ¬†$108

Crisp, classic sneakers in a seasonally friendly color for the guy who could use a new pair.

SeaVees sneakers¬†are casual & comfortable as is, but when you throw in the winter-friendly Whiskey color & gum rubber sole, you‚Äôve got yourself a pair that works for laidback holiday football viewing or a casual day at the office in equal measure. Your brother could use these upgraded sneakers when he’s back on campus, I’d say.
Courant Catch:3 Wireless Phone Charging Tray — $175

The desk accessory that does the work for you.

What doesn’t this well-designed, stylish phone charging tray have going for it? It’s wireless, it’s¬†easy to use, and it’s made with pebble-grain¬†Italian leather — a sharp gift for the dad who values utility and handsome design.
That’s closing out our action-packed gift guide of style essentials for the guy who has nearly everything. What will you be gifting the men on your list this season? Let me know on Twitter if it happens to be any of these picks!

The List: Stay Warm This Holiday Season with these Excellent New Men’s Style Picks

Taylor Stitch

An absurdly timeless and rugged shirt, here in time for a chilly December.

Alright, my friends — welcome to the first of several bits and pieces of holiday content here on the blog. We’re talking men’s style essentials from the likes of¬†Taylor Stitch¬†and more today, but with a twist. Since we’re all on a budget — and all on a time crunch — it helps to knock two things out at once. That is to say, the gear picks below can serve as both Christmas style suggestions for you, along with handy gift-giving picks for the rest of the stylish folks in your life. We’ve got stocking stuffers like¬†Darn Tough socks, we’ve got rugged¬†Danner¬†boots, and most importantly, we’ve got a beautiful shirt from¬†Taylor Stitch.¬†All able to be gifted to someone, or worn by yourself with ease. Happy shopping!

Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt in Oxblood — $188

Taylor Stitch

You don’t have another shirt like this in your closet, guaranteed.

We told you this shirt was something else, right?¬†Taylor Stitch truly leaves no stone unturned when it comes to crafting modern staples to exacting standards — the Leeward Shirt, in a December-friendly shade of Oxblood, is outstanding. Wear it with tough leather boots, slim blue denim and a thermal shirt on the weekend. Buy it for someone, or give it to yourself.

Danner Light Boots — $380


Go big — but don’t go home — with these rugged Danner boots.

The winter calls for boots that can take a beating — as I found out when I visited the brand in Portland last year, Danner makes some of the best men’s boots out there. Snowstorms don’t stand a chance, and if you really feel like splurging on someone — or yourself — you can’t go wrong.

Raleigh Denim Alexander Jeans — $145.98

Raleigh Denim

Comfort stretch denim in a winter-ready color.

There are almost too many good things to count about the Raleigh Denim Alexander Jeans, from the comfort stretch denim to the Big Sur colorway. Perfectly wearable with your new Danner Light boots, yes? And a great way to help your brother upgrade his denim.

Outerknown Transitional Flannel — $88


A new classic, thanks to the great fit and the extra-soft fabric.

Made with ridiculously soft brushed organic cotton flannel, this number from Outerknown is surprisingly lightweight (yet warm) and also easy to layer. A laidback-yet-polished shirt you should wear with your favorite denim over the holidays.

Duke Cannon Handsome Man Grooming Can — $75

A handy kit packed full of grooming essentials for winter and beyond.

The guy who has everything surely doesn’t have anything like this. Featuring must-haves like refreshing face wash and solid cologne, the Handsome Man Grooming Can from Duke Cannon is truly a terrific value in terms of men’s grooming essentials.

Upstate Stock American Mohair Beanie — $32

A warm, cozy beanie from a tried-and-true American retailer.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love hitting up the cozy, stylish confines of terrific coffee shop/American-made retailer Upstate Stock. So, it should come as no surprise that I’m also recommending the American Mohair Beanie to keep you warm this season — it’s also a nice stocking stuffer.

Levi’s 502 Regular Taper Jeans — $59.50

Slim but not too slim, with a wash that’s different from inky indigo.

Ahh, Levi’s. That much-loved purveyor of some of the best men’s denim out there. The 502 Regular Taper in particular features a classic cut with just enough of a slim fit. In short, the perfect pair of jeans to wear with a badass winter jacket. They’ll also clean up nice when worn with a white Oxford and some leather moc toe boots¬†for a holiday bar crawl.

Crafthouse Cocktail Mixing Set — $90

Who doesn’t appreciate a good cocktail? This kit has it all.

Particularly in these cold winter months — and as you get ready to head to or host a holiday¬† or Christmas Eve party — richly crafted cocktails are on the menu. This stylish cocktail kit is a great buy for yourself or the man or woman who likes to imbibe.

SeaVees Indoor/Outdoor Slipper Shoe — $72

The same sole as your favorite sneakers, with the cozy build of a house shoe.

Good news for all of us who plan to head home this holiday season — SeaVees has taken the same approach that makes its classic sneakers so great, and applied that to a pair of cozy slipper shoes. Pack these in your bag for Christmas at home, without a doubt.

Wrangler Born Ready One-Pocket Plaid Shirt — $64

A classic shirt with a bit of edge — unexpected from Wrangler, and highly wearable this winter.

A hint of retro style merged with modern cool — that’s the focus of the “Born Ready” campaign from Wrangler, and it results in this sharp plaid shirt that would look great with perfectly faded jeans and classic leather boots at a casual holiday get-together.

Timex Marlin Automatic in Brown Leather — $249

A clean and classic that looks great with a suit — or with the Outerknown flannel shirt shown above.

The good folks at Timex keep on delivering the hits — this new edition of the Timex Marlin in particular features brown leather, but the same crisp dial design. Great for your holiday party, and a great gift for the soon-to-be grad in your life (hey, get it out of the way early).

Taylor Stitch Apr√®s Hoodie in Navy Hemp Fleece — $118

The zip hooded sweatshirt you didn’t know you need. Practical, cozy & stylish.

When you gather around the fire at Christmas, should you wear a stylish zip hoodie? Oh, yes — the Taylor Stitch¬†Apr√®s Hoodie in Navy Hemp Fleece proves that. Pair it with slim tan chinos and rugged leather lace-up boots atop your favorite henley — all you need is a fresh cup of coffee.

Darn Tough Brogue Crew Light Socks — $20

Darn Tough socks

American-made socks that pack a punch in terms of comfort and style.

You best get acquainted with Darn Tough and the brand’s uniquely American-made socks. The quality is second-to-none, and understated, stylish patterns make these socks a winner this holiday season — especially when you slip off your shoes at your host’s house. Plus, they’re a great stocking stuffer. (Of note: You can also get Darn Tough socks via Huckberry).

Deus Ex Machina Address Workwear Jacket — $98

Gift it to the lover of rugged style on your list, or keep it for yourself.

I appreciate the old-school vibe of a tough workwear jacket as much as anyone — and I guarantee there’s someone on your list who feels the same way. If not? Buy this rugged washed cotton canvas jacket from the custom motorcycle purveyors at Deus Ex Machina, then wear it on cold winter mornings.


Now, we’re wrapped up on this slightly longer edition of The List. Did you find a gift for anyone on your list? What piece or pieces would you snag for yourself? For me, it’s got to be a pair of rugged¬†Danner¬†boots — no questions asked. Be sure to check back on the site often in the weeks ahead as we offer up even more gift-giving suggestions — for both yourself and others. Thanks for reading!

The List: Get a Discount on Outerknown Menswear and Shop More Great Deals This Week

Use the code STYTLEGUIDE25 to get a stylish Outerknown shirt like the one above. Happy holidays!

‘Tis the season to layer up in style — while getting a great discount on new menswear for yourself and others, right? That’s where today’s edition of The List, featuring Outerknown, can help. Not familiar? The brand was started by legendary surfer Kelly Slater and design luminary John Moore to make sustainable, classic, rugged gear for the guy who loves the outdoors, yet values looking great on the clock. Exhibit A: The Outerknown Blanket Shirt pictured above. Want one of your own? You can use the code STYLEGUIDE25 to get 25 percent off any full-priced Outerknown¬†item starting today. So, we’re starting today’s post off right. Happy shopping.

Outerknown Blanket Shirt — $145

A breathable, soft-yet-sturdy twill shirt that’ll layer up perfectly for winter. Now 25 percent off (along with the rest of the site!) with STYLEGUIDE25.

I’ve had the chance to test out the Outerknown Blanket Shirt in the chilly confines of Brooklyn recently, and in matters of fit, style & substance, it more than holds up. Made from organic cotton heavyweight twill, the brand says it might just be the “coziest damn shirt ever built,” and I’m inclined to agree with them. The Blanket Shirt will resist wrinkles and layer with ease over one of the brand’s stylish T-shirts, too. And again, you can¬†use the code STYLEGUIDE25 to get 25 percent off any full-priced Outerknown¬†item,¬†like the Blanket Shirt. What are you waiting for?

Hestra Utsjo Gloves in Elk/Fleece — $140

Gloves made with timeless methods for long-lasting durability

Winter is certainly no time to mess around with measly, thin gloves. These Hestra gloves are as premium as it gets — and they look simply excellent, too.

Yuketen Maine Guide DB Boots — $520

Absurdly rugged, beautiful boots that channel the spirit of the outdoors.

Badass boots with some serious potential to be the only pair you’ll want to wear in inclement weather — these Yuketen boots belong in any rotation of the best men’s boots, to be sure.
Jack Mason Diver Watch — $315

A tough, durable watch that doesn’t look half-bad in terms of style, either.

The best men’s watches work throughout the changing seasons — and a rugged dive watch (like the one shown here!) is a timepiece that stands up to winter snow while also looking suitable at your next business meeting.
Filson 48-Hour Duffle — $475

Possibly the last bag you’ll need to buy for daily use or quick, light weekend trips.

A classic Filson bag is an everyday carry essential that’ll never go out of style. And as we approach gift-giving season, well, the Filson 48-Hour Duffle is an heirloom gift on another level.
Roark Revival The Nordsman Shirt — $80

An ideal fall shirt, made with woven flannel for comfort.

The aptly named Nordmsan Shirt, made from woven flannel, is the type of shirt you’ll want to wear all the time this winter, especially layered up over a thermal shirt or a rugged henley.
Darn Tough ABC Boot Socks — $24

Exceptionally well-made socks that’ll do more than stellar at keeping your feet warm and comfortable this winter.

The reputation of Darn Tough socks precedes itself — they surely make some of the best men’s socks out there, from the use of sustainable merino wool to the fact that they’re still made with great care in a family-owned Vermont factory. They’re also available on the brand’s Web site.
Vinyl Me, Please Records: Beach House, ‚ÄúDevotion‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ¬†$29

A great record when you want to cut through winter doldrums with ethereal sounds.

As iconic a record as has been released in the past 10 years, the ethereal sound of Beach House has never sounded better than on vinyl.
Taylor Stitch Organic Chinos — $98
Taylor Stitch

Your new favorite pair of chinos, now done one better with organic cotton.

OK, back to menswear. Did you know that Taylor Stitch chinos — long a personal favorite of mine — are now made from 98 percent organic cotton (with two percent stretch)? That’s yet another reason why they’re arguably the best men’s chinos out there.
ECCO Vitrus I Wingtip Boots —¬†$229.99

Unexpected, stylish and with a great amount of grip for winter.

ECCO has really upped its style game in recent years — long known for innovative comfort, the Vitrus I Wingtip Boots are a handsome and stylish addition to your winter work footwear rotation. Wear these with your new¬†Taylor Stitch chinos.
Penfield Kirby Jacket — $300

Your answer to all of winter’s most challenging storms.

Hey, we told you we’d be helping you layer up for winter — the Penfield Kirby Jacket is going to keep you warm, safe and comfortable, no matter how fierce those winter storms get.
Buffalo Jackson Yukon Wool Shirt Jacket — $100

A warm, hard-wearing shirt jacket with some old-school cool.

Slightly bold in color and design, yet supremely warm — that’s what you get with this durable shirt jacket from Buffalo Jackson. Nice work, guys.
Grayers Palmer Athletic Fleece Joggers — $88

Comfortable joggers that fit slim and wear nicely all weekend long.

Take it from a guy who owns a pair of these cozy fleece joggers — Grayers makes some of the best off-duty essentials around. Now if you only you had a hoodie to pair it with …
Bespoke Post Hooded Box — $45¬†(When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

The cozy-yet-tailored hooded sweatshirt you didn’t know you needed.

Bingo. Leave it to Richer Poorer and Bespoke Post to partner on selling a cozy style essential that every guy needs this winter — a stylish hooded sweatshirt. It comes at a great price, too.
Taylor Stitch Telegraph Trousers — $178

Yet another pair of pants from Taylor Stitch that need no introduction.

On the opposite end of the spectrum from a hooded sweatshirt? Tailored winter trousers to wear to the office, done by the always-excellent team at Taylor Stitch.
North and Mark Brixton LuxeCore Cashmere Cardigan —¬†$295

A truly rugged, classic cardigan made with modern fabric.

A beautiful cardigan that blends the best of classically rugged design with modern technology — this is all comfort and all style.


When you’re dealing with rugged gear for the cold weather, it can be tough to pick out just one favorite. If I had to choose just one, I’d go for another¬†Outerknown Blanket Shirt¬†— they’re that stylish, rugged and durable. Did I mention they’re 25 percent off with the code STYLEGUIDE25? I kid, I kid.¬†For what it’s worth, I also love the timeless durability of the¬†Filson 48-Hour Duffle. How about you? Feel free to join me on Twitter to weigh in. Thanks for reading!

The List: Prep for Winter with the Best Cyber Monday Buys Out There

Pick a watch strap, any watch strap … and pair it accordingly with this stylish dive watch.

Now that we’re past Black Friday and into Cyber Monday (yes, today!), it’s high time we really started gearing up for winter with the best men’s style essentials for the chilly road ahead. We’re starting things off with a classic dive watch that you can wear to the office, on a day hike, or on that eventual beach vacation. Even better? You get free shipping sitewide today via Huckberry, and that continues through Thursday.¬†We’ve got plenty of cozy and cool gear for Cyber Monday, from rugged leather boots to¬†men’s grooming essentials¬†— see the full set of picks below, then let’s bundle up and get to work!

Nodas Contrail Watch — $539.10

A rugged dive watch with appeal at the office and at home.

A striking dive watch that won’t cost you an arm and a leg — likely your new favorite dive watch, ya dig? Pick it up on Cyber Monday, and it’ll be on your wrist by the weekend.

Buckler’s Daily Defense Kit — $68

A simple-yet-essential daily grooming kit.

Taking care of your skin isn’t something to take lightly as colder temperatures approach us — the Daily Defense Kit is among a host of¬†men’s grooming essentials¬†you need for the season.

Mark Albert Boulevard Boots — $350

A durable pair of handcrafted boots, as stylish as it gets.

Striking in their design and their durability, the Boulevard Boots are the type of boots you can kick around a bit — pair them with stonewashed denim and a classic crewneck sweater. Again, they’re a Cyber Monday steal of sorts, and you get free shipping sitewide via Huckberry.

Faherty Brand Knit Dobby Workshirt — $188

The right kind of cozy, casual workshirt for winter.

Laidback, easy to wear over a crisp white tee or a thermal henley, and perfect for a chilly winter weekend. Gotta love Faherty Brand, especially on Cyber Monday.

Proof Heatseeker Flannel — $88

A flannel shirt with the potential to be a new seasonal go-to.

Proof blends functionality and mobility with versatility — like the Heatseeker Flannel, assuredly one of the best flannel shirts to buy now. Again, if you buy it today on Cyber Monday, you’ll have it by the weekend.

Bespoke Post Legacy Box — $45¬†(When¬†Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

An unexpected and pleasing addition to your home or office.

There’s something to be said for the little touches that can upgrade your home or office — the Bespoke Post Legacy Box is a great example of that approach. Talk about a nice Cyber Monday pick-up.

Grayers Grove Nylon Jacket — $170

A subtly stylish jacket ready for winter layering.

Grayers has turned their attention toward stylish fall and winter outerwear, and the Grove Nylon Jacket should pair up nicely with the brand’s classic chinos for a holiday party or an evening on the town.

Stetson Mojave Hat — $109

A super unique change of pace from your standard ballcap.

Ever considered picking up a wide brim hat like this one? Something you can wear in the field or on the mountain … or just into town when you feel like stepping up your game a bit? Stetson is the way to go. When was the last time you bought a hat on Cyber Monday, anyways?

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $148¬†

A durable, rugged-yet-refined take on a classic winter jacket.

Taylor Stitch is a favorite brand of the site for a reason — they take the basics, like a chore coat, and amp them up a bit. In a new color for winter, the Ojai Jacket is one of the best coats to buy now.

Levi’s Barstow Corduroy Western Shirt — $69.50

A nice way to nod to Western heritage and the winter season, all at once.

And in the way of stylish fall shirting that could work quite nicely with an accessory as bold as a classic Stetson hat, well, I nominate the above¬†classic Levi”s shirt in a cool corduroy fabric. A right steal on Cyber Monday.

OK, that’s all we’ve got today. Which of the above picks was your favorite? I’m a really big fan of the standout Mark Albert Boulevard Boots, personally. Feel free to let me know via The Style Guide Facebook! Thanks for reading.¬†