The List: Shop the Best New Men’s Style and Lifestyle Gear, from Denim to Meal Prep Kits

A unique offering to add into your purchasing consideration set.

We’re kicking things off a little differently today on the blog — while we’ll still be telling you all about the men’s style essentials to buy, we’re talking about what you should be cooking instead. In this case, we’re going to tell you about Sun Basket Meal Plans, an easy, fresh way to upgrade what you’re putting on your table every day. Making a fresh, delicious meal really is easy with these meal plans, as I’ve found out — and I’m certainly no gourmand. That being said, putting a bit more attention into the preparation of your food isn’t all that different than paying attention to the brands you shop and wear. With all that being said, let’s start this post off right — happy cooking (and shopping)!

Sun Basket Meal Plans — Starting at $71.94 for 3 Recipes/Week

Just one of the many ways in which Sun Basket Meal Plans can deliver excellent, quality meals on the daily.

We’re kicking things off on a different note than our usual menswear missives. OK, now I’m no gourmand, but I’ve been trying my hand at cooking better meals for myself quite a bit more recently — Sun Basket Meal Plans have been a HUGE help in that endeavor. And even if you fancy yourself a pro in the kitchen, it’s always neat (and fun!) to look at meal prep in a different way. Sun Basket Meal Plans really do offer an excellent opportunity for you to do just that, with plans that allow you to pick from dozens of healthy, fresh nutritious meal options via their various plans — all of which offer something for every type of diet and lifestyle. It’s seriously a gamechanger for me personally, and I think you’ll find the same. Plus, if you’re short on time or have lots of hungry mouths to feed, these easy-to-follow recipes, delivered in simple, fresh kits, are an amazing option.
Zodiac Grandville Watch — $495

A dependable, durable watch for any occasion.

Let’s get right back into menswear, shall we? After all, as you meal-plan with Sun Basket, you’re going to want to stay on time, right? The Zodiac Grandville Watch is a handsome, classic timepiece to wear with everything from slim faded denim and a white tee to a navy cotton suit.

Everlane Cotton Crew in Goldenrod — $20

A classic tee made with sustainability and style in mind.

With spring weather starting to roll in now — finally — a classic cotton tee is an essential to wear on its own (with slim grey chinos) or layered underneath a light wash denim jacket. The fact that this Everlane cotton tee is made with transparency and sustainability is also a bonus — and hey, it’s only $20.
Helm Boots Pablo Boots — $399

Sleek spring boots you didn’t know you needed.

Your rotation of stylish spring footwear could use a shot in the arm (the foot?). While it’s tough to argue with the versatility of, say, classic chukka boots, the Helm Boots Pablo Boots are an entirely unique, seriously cool pair of spring boots.
Madewell Men’s Sidewalk Low-Top Sneakers in Canvas — $68

A new favorite pair of spring sneakers, easily.

Clean, classic, made with tough canvas and done up in a white-gum rubber combo — that’s what you’re getting with the first-ever set of sneakers from Madewell Men’s (the full line launched last fall & was covered by yours truly on The Manual).
Deus Ex Machina Looper Cap — $28

The cool, laidback cap you’ll get plenty of wear out of on spring weekends.

Maybe it’s the return of spring weather, maybe it’s my inclination toward sitting on brewery patios, but the Deus Ex Machina Looper Cap could be just the perfect ballcap for spring and summer, what with its easygoing look and feel.
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Long-Sleeve Polo — $68

Another stylish spring layer to add to your shoppping list now.

Spring layering is about more than just T-shirts and henleys (although we’ve got those for you, too). No sir, a stylish long-sleeve polo — like this one from Flint and Tinder — can prove to be a unique change of pace on a breezy day.
UNTUCKit Jamet Short-Sleeve Henley — $49

A performance-minded henley made for spring layering (or wearing on its own).

Super soft and cut with every bit the same quality and fit as UNTUCKit’s dress shirts (seriously, try one out sometime), the Jamet Short-Sleeve Henley is the rugged henley you need for every outdoor craft beer festival or concert this spring and summer.
Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka — $230

As essential a pair of chukka boots as you’re apt to find.

Rugged chukka boots — especially a pair from Red Wing Heritage — belong on your feet this spring, no doubt about it. This pair in particular has long been a favorite of the blog. And the Weekender Chukka wears especially well with light wash denim and a slim henley.
Everlane Chore Jacket in Pine — $88

A well-made chore jacket at an affordable price? Sign me up.

Everlane strikes again. What could be better than an affordable, durable chore jacket? Especially one from Everlane? For easygoing-yet-sharp spring layering, there’s not much that tops this radically transparent, seriously stylish spring jacket. Made with 100 percent cotton twill, this is the perfect weekend layer to wear with a rugged henley and slim indigo denim.
Relwen Micro-Thermo Popover — $168

A performance-minded popover that’s perfect for spring travel.

If you haven’t caught on by now, we’re all  about getting you layered up for spring the right way. Specifically, the Relwen Micro-Thermo Popover is casual, yet performance-ready, made for breezy spring mornings.
WP Standard Canvas Travel Tote — $289

The go-anywhere bag that’ll carry you through spring.

When winter finally starts to thaw out, I’d wager it’s time to gear up and hit the road — the WP Standard Canvas Travel Tote is potentially the perfect spring travel bag.

Outerknown S.E.A. Shirt in Pacific Treeline Stripe — $88

A sustainably made shirt that’s perfect for easygoing spring style.

You know Outerknown for the brand’s versatile, modern-yet-easygoing design and a paramount focus on sustainability. Take the S.E.A. Shirt (that stands for “Social & Environmental Accountability”). That means this subtly stylish shirt is made with midweight organic cotton, plus a cool stripe pattern and mother-of-pearl buttons. Perfect for wearing with light wash denim this spring. Speaking of …
Everlane Slim Denim in Mid Blue Wash — $68

Utterly classic light wash denim for spring from Everlane.

Yes, let’s make it three-for-three with men’s style essentials from Everlane. This pair of essential slim jeans feature all the right attributes, from the agreeable fit to the rich Mid Blue Wash (perfect for spring & summer) to the terrific price. Should you wear your Everlane chore jacket, pocket tee & denim all at once? I don’t see why not!
OK, so that was likely a lot to digest today in terms of spring style essentials, ehh? From slim Everlane denim to the perfect spring travel bag (my personal favorite) and easygoing spring shirting, there’s something for every taste up above — including Sun Basket Meal Plans! What do you think of today’s picks? Drop me a note in the comments below!
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The List: Gear Up for Spring with Your New Favorite Daily Style Essentials

The reliable spring jacket you can count on — all tough style that you need, and not a thing you don’t.

There are certainly more than a few ways to layer up for spring, and I hope to cover off on a few of them today with our latest round of men’s style essentials. Case in point: The affordable, durable, remarkably tough Roamers Utility Jacket, among the best jackets to buy for spring — owing, of course, to its classic workwear silhouette and tough construction. As to the rest of what you’ll be wearing this season? Check out the newest edition of The List (and find out more about the Roamers Utility Jacket) below.

Roamers Utility Jacket — $90.98

A no-fuss silhouette that’s ideal for spring layering.

Dressing in style for spring really doesn’t have to be expensive — the Roamers Utility Jacket proves that quite handily. It’s a tough workwear jacket made out of equally tough canvas, all the better to layer over your favorite henley or a classic chambray shirt on a chilly spring morning. The utilitarian style also wears nicely with everything from slim chinos to dark indigo denim — and again, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt — $148

A classic, slightly rugged, slightly refined shirt from Taylor Stitch.

We’ve written at length in previous editions of The List about the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, and we’ve done it when it wasn’t even spring — so it only feels fitting to bring back this versatile, all-season shirt to welcome a new season.

Flint and Tinder Supima Air Knit Polo — $44.98

A crisp navy polo never fails, guaranteed.

Let’s dive right into spring style with the best new polo to buy now, coming at you courtesty of Flint and Tinder. This slim navy polo is probably an all-time classic … but you decide.

Faherty Brand Stitch Henley — $72.98

A seriously cool short-sleeve henley, practically made to be layered under a denim jacket (or worn on its own).

We’ve long admired Faherty Brand for the way they use excellent fabrics and excellent finishes, like this stylish indigo henley. It’s a contrast to the Roamers Utility Jacket pictured above, but what’s to say you couldn’t wear them both at once, ehh?

Taylor Stitch French Terry Crewneck in Heather Olive — $98

Taylor Stitch

There’s no way around it — this is the spring sweater you need now.

A reliable, no-frills, subtly stylish crewneck sweater from Taylor Stitch? Sign me up. It’s the perfect spring sweater to layer under your favorite trucker jacket, no?

Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots — $525

The dependable waterproof lace-up boots to carry you through spring.

If you read the blog, you’re familiar with Tricker’s. Now, just because it’s spring doesn’t mean your rugged leather boots should collect dust. No sir, not when they’re the fully waterproof, highly stylish Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots.

MWC Watches British Army General Service Boots — $232.98 

MWC Watches

The best field watch to buy for spring? It could just be.

There are times when it comes to shopping for accessories — like a stylish field watch — when it’s best to not overdo it. For blending utilitarian style and a sense of history, it doesn’t get better than this vintage-inspired watch from MWC Watches.

Native North Bayden Corduroy Overshirt — $140 

A surprisingly bold spring layer from Native North.

This classic corduroy shirt is certainly a unique offering for spring — part corduroy shirt, part jacket, and done up in a bold spring color. Wear it with a crisp white tee, slim tan chinos and clean white sneakers.

Bradley Mountain Dopp Kit — $64 

A dependable dopp kit for travel from point A to point B.

Spring brings with it new beginnings, and of course, the chance to travel to new locales. For your grooming essentials (more on that in a minute), the Bradley Mountain Dopp Kit can get the job done.

Bellroy In-Flight Kit — $219

A sleek set of stylish travel essentials from Bellroy.

It’s tough to overstate the importance of organization when traveling — the Bellroy In-Flight Kit takes care of that for all of your everyday carry essentials, and looks great doing it.

Proof Rover Pants — $98

The stylish, lightweight, mobile pants you need for spring.

To be sure, we’ve talked a ton about the Proof Rover Pants here on the blog, but in this updated color for a new season, they could just be the best pair of pants for spring.

Raen Optics Aren 50 — $140

A sharp, subtly stylish pair of sunglasses available at a low price.

Finding stylish sunglasses that also happen to be affordable is one of the more challenging pursuits as we head into warm weather. Luckily, Raen Optics delivers on this seriously unique, well-made pair at a low price.

 

OK now, folks. We covered a bit of everything — or rather, a lot of everything — on the blog today. Can you get over the versatility, style AND affordability of the Roamers Utility Jacket? I sure can’t, and that’s why it sits at the top of today’s post. Alright, let’s get shopping!

 

 

The List: Step into Early Spring with the Best New Menswear to Buy Right Now

A durable, rugged military shirt-jacket from Faherty Brand — are you ready for early spring yet?

I can guarantee you this, my friends — the spring season is approaching ever more quickly, and you’re going to need versatile men’s style essentials like the Faherty Brand Indigo Corporal Jacket to take it on. From functional rain jackets to a durable watch to a pair of the best men’s rain boots and one of the best men’s leather bags on the market, you can be sure we’ve got you ready for what lies ahead. Check out this week’s best menswear below, then let me know your thoughts via The Style Guide on Facebook. Cheers!

Faherty Brand Indigo Corporal Jacket — $188

A rich indigo jacket that plays off military heritage and modern style.

When looking for spring style essentials, you’d do well to turn toward Faherty Brand — these West Coast style purveyors nail that hard-to-find blend of functionality, rugged style & easygoing appeal in equal measure. Case in point: The Faherty Brand Indigo Corporal Jacket, perhaps one of the best spring jackets you can buy. This military-inspired indigo jacket is one of a kind, and would seriously elevate something as simple as a timeless white tee.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Indigo Corporal Jacket

Bespoke Post Jet Set Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

The right travel gear for the guy on the go — that’s you!

If you’re a bit of a traveling man — I love me a good weekend trip — the Bespoke Post Jet Set Box is for you. From a handsome leather passport wallet to a portable charger and stylish socks, these are all the travel essentials you need now.

Lane Eight Trainer AD 1 — $140

Athletic-inspired sneakers you can wear with denim or chinos.

It wouldn’t be spring without a recommendation for some of the best men’s sneakers on the market, right? Sleek, streamlined, comfortable-yet-sporty, the Lane Eight Trainer AD 1 is a seriously unique, functional pair of sneakers to buy now — trust me.

Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell — $188

A durable, tough rain jacket from the folks at Flint and Tinder.

Now, we’ve talked about the Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell before on the blog (head here to read more), but it’s worth recommending again — it’s a stylish spring rain jacket that’s going to keep you dry … no matter how bad it gets out there.

Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

A suitable spring henley — to say the least.

Why yes, we’re recommending that you pick up this stylish henley from a brand that already appeared in this edition of The List. When it comes to quality fabric and construction, you can’t top this rugged henley.

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle — $84.99

A sharp, functional duffle bag for spring travel and daily use.

The start of a new season is all about getting around in functional style — specifically, functional travel style. And luckily for all of us, Herschel Supply Co. comes through with a durable duffle bag that just so happens to look pretty sharp.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt — $99.98

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt

A handsome, versatile shirt from a favorite brand.

Oftentimes, a new season often means simply refining your spring style essentials, and choosing to go with pieces you can wear anytime, anywhere. Kind of like the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, no? The silhouette is classic and the Charcoal color is on-point.

Yield Design Co. Amber Double-Wall Glasses — $50

Surprisingly stylish cocktail glasses to add to your home bar.

Hey, there’s never a wrong time to upgrade your home bar with the best bar essentials, including handsome glasses from Yield Design Co. Grab a glass, pour your favorite cocktail, and kick back.

MWC Watches A-17 Korean War Issue Watch — $287.10

A remarkably classic, functional spring watch.

Given that spring can be demanding in terms of weather (and style), you need a stylish watch you can trust in terms of dependability. This Korean War Issue Watch from MWC Watches fits the bill.

Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos — $98

Slim, stylish chinos that’ll help you step into spring.

The time is almost upon us to break out your new favorite chinos — if you haven’t yet tried the Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos, well, you’re in luck. They’re one heck of a pair of slim chinos, made with breathabilty and mobililty in mind. Wear them with the Faherty Brand Indigo Corporal Jacket and perhaps a rugged henley for spring style that can’t be topped.

Huckberry Duck Boots — $180

Durable duck boots that offer style and functionality in spades.

To be fair, we’ve previously discussed the stylish durability and versatility of the Huckberry Duck Boots here on the blog, but it’s worth revisiting them as we head into the rainy season. These are some of the best men’s rain boots, and they’ll go anywhere you go, with ease.

WP Standard Boxcar Duffel — $400

A rough-and-tumble leather bag that’ll only get better with age.

Last but certainly not least when it comes to today’s list of the best men’s style essentials, I give you the WP Standard Boxcar Duffel — it’s a stylish leather bag that’s more than deserving of daily use, and it’s one of the best men’s leather bags on the market … I know from my experience with the brand (as you might have seen on my Instagram!).

 

OK, so do you feel more ready for the start of spring now? Have a favorite of the above spring style essentials? I can’t recommend the durability and versatility of the Faherty Brand Indigo Corporal Jacket. Feel free to keep the conversation rolling on Twitter!

 

The List: Get Ready for Early Spring with the Essential Menswear Picks for the Season

We’re going in-depth with a slim pair of new Levi’s denim and more spring style essentials today.

We’ve probably got a ways to go before it really starts feeling like spring, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start your search for spring style essentials today. And oftentimes, the best men’s spring gear should start with pieces you might normally overlook — like the slim black jeans from the Levi’s Made and Crafted line pictured at the top of the page. Which is to say, if you focus on quality basics, the rest of your spring style needs will fall into place — that goes for upgrades to your home bar and even the purchase of a new, stylish wool utility jacket. Without further ado, let’s look toward a new season.

Levi’s Made and Crafted 511 Slim Fit Denim — $168

A slim pair of timeless black denim from the Levi’s Made and Crafted line.

When it comes to making stylish men’s denim, Levi’s is perhaps the foremost American expert on the category — and it’s helpful that the Levi’s 511 here gets an added upgrade via the excellent attention to detail from the Levi’s Made and Crafted line. Wear these slim black jeans with an inky blue indigo denim jacket and a rugged short-sleeve henley this spring.

SHOP: The Levi’s Made and Crafted 511 Denim

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

A wortwhile way to upgrade your home bar.

You might associate this home bar essential with the depths of winter, but bear with me. Early spring is actually as good a time as any to upgrade your home bar — after all, spring and summer call for plenty of party-hosting and plenty of cocktails. The Bespoke Post Parlor Box has you covered.

Portuguese Flannel Street Shirt — $115

A lightweight flannel shirt to wear as a nice mid-layer this spring.

Now’s not the time to stow away your classic flannel shirt just yet — this soft flannel from Portuguese Flannel should prove reliable and warm through spring rain.

Carpenter Watches G1 Brooklyn Gent Watch — $825

A slim, dressy leather watch to wear all spring and summer (and beyond).

A refined, stylish leather watch works well, no matter the season, but the G1 Brooklyn Gent from Carpenter Watches seems well-suited to work with a khaki blazer and light wash denim this spring.

Todd Snyder x Champion Popover Hoodie Sweatshirt — $138

A bright, spring-friendly hooded sweatshirt from a famed design partnership.

Speaking of essential spring layers, consider this seriously stylish hooded sweatshirt from Todd Snyder x Champion — this is the type of casual hooded sweatshirt you could assuredly wear over your classic flannel shirt.

Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos — $98

The best chinos for spring? Certainly among them, that much is true.

Now, let’s pivot from slim black denim to a pair of stylish chinos for spring and summer — yes, the Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos are made specifically for warmer weather, and you can team them with a stylish hooded sweatshirt or a white Oxford in equal measure.

Arvin Goods Gym Socks — $12

Well-made, sustainable socks from Arvin Goods.

Hey, it’s not all about $825 watches here on the blog all the time — sometimes, you just need a pair of stylish, affordable socks, like this pair here from Arvin Goods. Wear them with your new favorite spring sneakers (more on those in a second).

Native North Utility Jacket — $200

Inspired by workwear and fit for the present day.

Because it’s going to be a while before it warms up well and truly, this stylish wool utility jacket is a one-of-a-kind option to wear with slim black denim and black combat boots.

Orvis Heritage Field Coat — $219

A tough field coat you’re going to reach for time and again this spring.

Speaking of jackets for spring weather: The Orvis Heritage Field Coat’s rugged style and legendary performance precedes itself. It’s one of the toughest field jackets you can buy, thanks to weather-ready waxed cotton canvas and features like reinforced elbows. It’s a coat that’s built for the field, and yet works in the city — I should know, seeing as I took it on a recent trip to Dublin and really can’t say enough about it!
SeaVees Legends Sneaker in Pig Suede — $72

A versatile, understated pair of sneakers for many a a spring outing.

Quickly, let’s talk about your new favorite spring sneakers — there’s a good chance they could be these very sneakers seen here from SeaVees.
Relwen Stretch Windpant — $188

Add these to your list of essential spring gear.

In keeping with the theme of gear to get you ready for wet and wild weather, these functional, stylish sweatpants from Relwen fit the bill quite nicely. Could they be your new favorite sweatpants? Maybe.
Astorflex Pantoflex — $155

Sleek leather loafers that’ll work for that first warm day of spring.

Nothing says spring weather and spring style quite like a pair of stylish leather slip-ons (able to be dressed up or down) from Astorflex, right? Indeed!
So as we get ready for spring (slowly but surely), which of the above picks tops your own list? For me, it’s still the Levi’s Made and Crafted line and the 511 Denim as shown above. Versatile, essential & timeless. Feel free to pop in the comments and let me know! Thanks for reading!

The List: Shop This Week’s Best Men’s Fashion and Gear Picks for Any Occasion

Filson

This beauty of a bag from Filson is but one of a host of menswear essentials I think you’ll love today.

We’re going to jump right into today’s list of the best men’s fashion picks by checking out a seriously rugged, adventure-ready bag from Filson — the Tin Cloth Excursion Bag, to be more specific. You’re going to love it. Heck, sometimes, the right bag can be an easy way to upgrade the rest of your style — after all, you want to step up the rest of your outfit accordingly, right? The rest of today’s picks also feature something for everyone, from a peek at Topo Designs x The National (that’s right!) to the best leather Chelsea boots your  money can buy. Let’s dive in below.

Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag — $425

One heck of a durable, well-made bag for adventures in every season.

See, I told you that you’d love the first pick in today’s post. Featuring beastly construction and the sort of attention to detail you’d expect from Filson, the Tin Cloth Excursion Bag is another piece to add to your consideration set for your everyday carry.
Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots — $195

Dependable boots made the right way, all courtesy of Astorflex and Huckberry.

We’re big fans of Astorflex here on the blog for the way the brand makes its stylish boots sustainably and with some serious style top of mind. The Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots, exclusive to Huckberry, carry on that lineage handsomely (and they’re newly restocked!).
Topo Designs x The National Classic Duffel — $149
Topo Designs x The National

A classic travel bag made in partnership with the iconic indie rock band The National.

This right here is a no-brainer for me — Topo Designs, makers of excellent technical gear infused with quite a bit of style, have teamed up with my all-time favorite band, my heroes … yes, The National. The resulting Classic Duffel is travel-ready, which is fitting considering I’ve traveled a fair amount on my own to see them. In short,  I’m on board with this handsome bag, from the Cordura fabric exterior to the embroidered NTL logo. Fun fact: The color of the bag also plays off the blue color found on the band’s 2017 classic “Sleep Well Beast” … just perfection.
Bespoke Post Cheers Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)
Bespoke Post

The right picks you need to enjoy your next craft beer … over and over and over.

Only $45 for a box of craft beer essentials? All available with ease through Bespoke Post? How cool is that? Whether you’re a craft beer novice or a longtime fan, the Bespoke Post Cheers Box is enough to get anyone fired up about the industry (and about whatever beer you have in your hand, of course).
Outerknown Octillo Shirt — $88

A no-frills shirt that manages to be sustainable AND stylish.

From the rich color to the easygoing styling potential, this Outerknown shirt is the kind you throw on underneath a shawl cardigan with faded jeans (or all on its own, sleeves rolled up), to head into the office on a casual day in late winter or early spring. The double-weave organic cotton is a winning fabric with a light weight, so you should also feel free to layer it over a classic henley.
Centric Instruments Lightwell Field Watch — $260

A dependable field watch powered by the energy of the sun? Put me down for one.

The perfect everyday watch (shown here in a different colorway than previously featured on the site) can be very tricky to find — you might say the search is *ahem* time-consuming. Centric Instruments takes care of all of that for you, thanks to this rugged field watch with a solar-powered movement capable of holding reserves up to six months. Bingo.
Orvis Tech Chambray Work Shirt — $89
Orvis Tech Chambray

A modern update on a rugged classic from Orvis.

You might know Orvis for its field-ready gear made for outdoorsmen, but the brand is more than that. The Tech Chambray Work Shirt features quick-dry fabric and the styling potential of a tough chambray work shirt, all wrapped into one. From the triple-needle stitching to two front-button pockets, I’ve found this shirt to be versatile and durable (especially for my recent trip to Dublin).
Coalatree Trailhead Pants — $90

A unique pair of pants fit for travel or weekend relaxation.

Right off the bat, you can tell the Coalatree Trailhead Pants are a little different than the rest. From the drawstring ankles and waist to the tear-resistant nylon fabric, they could just be the perfect pants for winter travel — try them with a classic chambray shirt and rugged leather chukka boots.
Taylor Stitch The Jack Shirt in White Reverse Jacquard — $138
Taylor Stitch

A cool pattern mixed with that timeless Taylor Stitch fit — coming up aces.

Take it from a big fan — the fit and styling potential of Taylor Stitch shirts is nearly perfect. I’d say that’s also the case when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, shown here in a seriously cool White Reverse Jacquard fabric. Wear it with slim tan chinos & stylish leather dress shoes.
Topo Designs Field Pants — $89
Topo Designs

Durable work pants made from tough cotton twill — tailor-made for your favorite brewery or your next weekend hike.

We’re back with more gear from Topo Designs — the durable, rugged Field Pants can take the place of jeans on a Casual Friday (maybe with the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt)  just as readily as they can put in serious work out in, well, the field. 100 percent organic midweight twill cotton provides longevity and easy wearability, while front patch pockets give you space for your everyday carry essentials.
Klitmøller Johan Sweater — $187

A warm, easy-to-layer winter sweater with great styling potential.

Speaking of gear that you can wear with the Field Pants from Topo Designs, well … add this rugged winter sweater from Klitmøller to your list. It’s the perfect pairing with, say, the Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots and a hot cup of coffee.
Allegiance Flag Supply Colorado State Flag — $150

Talk about a unique way to amp up your wall decor.

Now, do I have any deep ties to the state of Colorado, or have I ever lived there? Nope. Does this Allegiance Flag Supply flag look pretty cool, nonetheless? Yessir. Go for it to upgrade your living space in style.
OK, which of the above was your favorite today? We covered a lot of ground (in my humble opinion), but I have to say … the rugged versatility of the Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots (again, some of the best men’s boots out there) makes it hard to pass ’em up. As always, let me know your thoughts on Twitter — thanks for reading!

The List: Bundle Up in Style with this Week’s Top Men’s Gear Picks

The casual. well-made zip hoodie you need for a winter weekend — beer not included.

By now, maybe you’ve grown sick of dealing with winter weather and dressing for the polar vortex — I know I have. That being said, you still need winter style essentials that take care of business, pieces that blend the casual with a new sense of refinement. Pieces not unlike the Flint and Tinder Zip Hoodie, a ridiculously well-made hoodie that’s surprisingly stylish. It’s perhaps the best hoodie to buy now, and we’re going to tell you just why you need it (plus other critical men’s gear picks) in today’s edition of The List. Feel free to let me know what you think on Twitter!

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie — $98

Flint and Tinder

Very nearly the best hooded sweatshirt on the market, with the chops to back it up.

If you follow the blog, you assuredly know that Flint and Tinder is no ordinary brand — and the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie is no ordinary hoodie, with a reputation for durability and quality that precedes it. Wear the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie underneath a rugged denim jacket and slim tan chinos, or keep it around to layer up with a versatile jacket like the Flint and Tinder Rain Shell. Again, it’s a hoodie that’s actually styish — color us surprised there, but it could be just the layering piece you need to reinvigorate your winter wardrobe.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie 

Muck Boots Foreman Waterproof Boots — $175

The rugged, warm boots you need for the rest of winter.

Look, it’s horribly, terribly cold and snowy outside. You need some of the best men’s winter boots, even if we’re nearing the end of February. And these rugged waterproof boots fit the bill quite nicely.

Portuguese Flannel Teca Flannel Shirt — $115

A versatile flannel shirt that’s cozy and comfortable.

Looking for a relatively affordable flannel shirt made with style and durability in mind? This stylish flannel shirt is just what the doctor ordered.

Bespoke Post Frontier Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post

The right gear for whatever winter throws your way.

OK, here’s the deal: When you sign up for Bespoke Post, you get access every single month to curated men’s style essentials — kind of like the Bespoke Post Frontier Box, perfect for winter adventures.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Tobacco Waxed Canvas — $188

The details make all the difference when it comes to this exceptional Taylor Stitch jacket.

There’s a very good chance that by the time you’re reading this, the exceptionally stylish Long Haul Jacket from Taylor Stitch (in a new, rich Tobacco Waxed Canvas) might be sold out. If you do have the chance to buy one still? Go for it — ASAP.

Upstate Eco Heather Flannel Sheet Set — $156

The right flannel sheets to upgrade your bedroom for winter.

It’s hard shopping for bedding for most of us guys — but luckily, Upstate is here with the best flannel sheets to buy now. They’re masculine, rugged & stylish, yet versatile — the perfect complement to the rest of your bedroom or apartment, most likely.

Levi’s 501 Jeans in STF Dark Rinse — $69.50

Classic men’s jeans from a classic brand, done in a clean dark rinse.

As to what you’re going to wear to complement something like the Long Haul Jacket from Taylor Stitch, well … might as well make it a pair of the best men’s denim, right?

Proof Reversible Shirt Jacket — $138

A tough, warm shirt jacket to make the last few weeks of winter bearable.

Speaking of gear for winter adventures, well … this durable shirt jacket (available in other colors besides the blue seen above) gives you the versatility of two stylish shirt jackets in one handy, easily packable silhouette.

Fellow Stagg EKG+ Electric Kettle — $199

The best way to get the best cup of coffee, no doubt about it.

Use this kettle to bring your water to absolutely the precise temperature for the perfect cup of coffee or tea — a must-have on chilly winter weekend mornings.

1767 Designs Donoho Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging — $290

A seriously unique way to amp up your wall art.

OK, so we’ve talked about the perfect cup of coffee and also the best flannel sheets, so why not keep the home-centric goods rolling with this investment-level piece of reclaimed wood art from Donoho?

That’s going to close out this winter-friendly edition of The List. What’s on your shopping list now? I’m a big fan of the functionality and rugged style of the best men’s winter boots we featured in today’s post — those would be the Muck Boots Foreman Waterproof Boots, of course. Stay warm and stay stylish out there!

The List: Shop the Best New Menswear Essentials — From Boots to Denim — Right Here

A new favorite winter layer is today’s featured pick.

Welcome back and thanks for joining us as we cover another all-new set of men’s style essentials for winter (and well beyond!) here at The Style Guide. Today’s focus remains on versatile, durable, tough gear that’s going to get you through winter (and perhaps Valentine’s Day) with style and functionality in mind. That’s where a piece like the Relwen Knit Jacquard Snap CPO is going to come in handy — part blazer replacement, part shirt, part jacket, it’s one of the best men’s winter outerwear pieces you can buy now. And you’ll find out all about it below. To shop for more winter style essentials, be sure to check out past editions of The List. Happy shopping!

Relwen Knit Jacquard Snap CPO — $238.98

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Dependable and smartly designed to layer with ease.

A richly crafted, stylish shirt jacket that’s exclusive to Huckberry is tough to pass up, right? Particularly one that’s made with military heritage and bombproof (yes, bombproof) construction in mind. The Knit Jacquard Snap CPO from Relwen is perfect to wear with slim grey chinos, tough moc toe leather boots and your favorite henley, naturally.

SHOP: The Knit Jacquard Snap CPO from Relwen

Fourlaps Rush Jogger 2.0 — $88

A pair of tailored joggers that function nicely for work or play.

Whether you throw on these sweats to take on a winter weekend 5K or perhaps a more leisurely park stroll, the Fourlaps Rush Joggers (2.0 Edition) blend sporty style with a tailored fit. The French Terry fabric blend is soft and cozy, another plus this winter. And if you fancy wearing sweatpants for travel, it’s hard to go wrong with this cleanly designed pair.
Bespoke Post Agenda Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)

Classic, sharp office style and organization essentials.

The good folks at Bespoke Post say that you can tell a lot about a man by his workspace, and they’re absolutely right. From a handsome leather desk pad to a sharply designed calendar, the Bespoke Post Agenda Box has the office essentials you need to upgrade your work day.
Santa Rosa Tahoma Moccasins — $280

Hard-wearing moc boots that channel throwback style.

From slim sweatpants right back to rugged leather boots we go. The Santa Rosa Tahoma Moccasins are made with some serious attention to detail, a quality that harkens back to the brand’s West Coast founding in 1906 (yes, 1906!). Try wearing these stylish moc boots with slim faded denim and a classic crewneck sweatshirt.
Luminox Xcor Aerospace Pilot Professional Watch — $1,900

One heck of an advanced-yet-stylish timepiece.

Is this technologically advanced Luminox watch a major splurge? Yes. Do you need it unless you’ve got a very adventure or day job? Perhaps not. But if you do, it’ll surely come through.
Faherty Brand Overdyed Denim in Faded Grey — $178

A nice switch from dark blue denim.

A new arrival to the Faherty Brand site, these slim overdyed jeans are a unique way to switch things up from inky dark denim. As always with Faherty Brand, the fit and fabric are on-point.
Bluegrass Barrels Black Hoop Aging Barrel — $60

A neat way to upgrade your home bar.

A premium aging barrel might not be the first thing you think of when you think of essentials for your home bar, but it’s one of the coolest and most underrated components — right?
Topo Designs Daypack — $169

A rugged backpack that blends functionality and style.

The use of handsome Horween leather makes this Topo Designs backpack go from good to great — like, really great. In short, the Topo Designs Daypack is the new backpack you need now, fit for winter travel or a casual weekend outing.
Far Afield Tanner Ribbed Knit — $150

A standout sweater from a brand that knows its heritage.

There are certain classic men’s sweaters that really embody winter layering at its finest. The rugged, throwback-inspired Far Afield Tanner Ribbed Knit is one such sweater.
Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic Ash — $98
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A pair of classic chinos in a unique color.

Part of the excellent Essentials Collection from Taylor Stitch (year-round staples from a trusted brand), these Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos are a winter standout. Wear them with the Far Afield Tanner Ribbed Knit — plus brown leather boots — for casual office style.
Rhone Apparel Space Dye Henley — $78

An innovative henley that’s perfect for throwing on as a durable base layer.

Are you sensing a theme here? From the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos to the Far Afield Tanner Ribbed Knit, the focus is on durable winter layering — a la this stylish henley from Rhone.
Mission Belt Full-Grain Italian Leather Belt — $74.95
Mission Belt

A new way to design and wear a belt, with a great cause in mind.

As seen on Shark Tank, Mission Belt really is like no other belt company out there, from the fact that its belts have no holes (they use a neat slide-and-clip mechanism instead!) to the fact that a dollar from every belt goes toward micro-loans to help entrepreneurs in developing countries. After testing it recently, I love the Cognac Italian Leather Belt as seen above.
Ash & Fir Upstate Candle Trio — $54

Three candle choices that mimic the scent and feel of lovely upstate New York.

Especially as we roll through winter, don’t overlook the importance of stocking up on the best candles for your home or apartment. You get three nicely scented candles here from Ash & Fir, luckily.
Outerknown Local Straight Denim — $128

A pair of jeans that look great and help the environment? That’s more than worthy of a purchase.

We’ll close out today’s edition of The List by looking at stylish men’s denim that’s also made with a mission in mind — Outerknown’s Local Straight Denim is sustainably made, and the handsome Faded Indigo wash is a new way to wear your favorite denim that’s much better for the environment. Plus, this stylish pair of jeans features a classic (not too skinny or baggy) fit.
So, from slim jogger sweatpants to an incredible technical watch from Luminox, we really covered something for everyone today, did we not? Which pick was your favorite? As we talked about at the top of the post, I can’t get enough of the Knit Jacquard Snap CPO from Relwen. Let me know how you feel about the rest of these picks on Twitter. Cheers!