The List: Here’s All The Best New Gear You Need This Month

The right jacket for the job — among this week’s other gear picks.

Contemplating what to buy and what to wear this spring? Contemplate no more — this week’s edition of The List has all the best new gear to  buy right now, from your new favorite spring jacket (shown above) to essential leather dress shoes, stylish spring shirting and plenty more. These are trying times we live in, but the best gear is still a must, even if you make use of it for solo hikes rather than crowded bar jaunts. For times like these, where blustery weather can often get the best of you, you need gear that can pass muster — that goes for the office as well as happy hour. Starting with the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker  shown above, I promise we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get right to it.

Relwen Peached Sailcloth Tanker — $298

Durable, dependable and ready to layer.

The time has come to layer up with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s an indisputable fact that the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker is the right jacket for the job. It’s water and wind-resistant, and made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend. It’s the perfect jacket for spring travel, I should think.

HELM Boots Nils Natural Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Clean, sleek dress shoes for your next spring wedding or day on the job.

You know those stylish leather dress shoes I mentioned above? Here they are, courtesy of Austin-based HELM Boots. They’re classic leather dress shoes made from leather that’ll only get better over time. Wear them with slim charcoal chinos this spring. On that note …

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Slate — $98

Step out just about anywhere in these stylish pants.

As reliable a standy as it gets — and a longtime favorite of the blog — the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (especially in the Slate shade shown here) are some of the best men’s five-pocket pants your money can buy, perfect to pair with classic leather dress shoes and a crisp Oxford shirt any day of the week (more on that in a moment, though).

Buck Mason Perfect Oxford One Pocket Shirt — $95

A newly classic Oxford shirt up for the taking.

Are you sensing the start of a great ensemble here? From some of the best men’s five-pocket pants to the inclusion of classic leather dress shoes, all that’s missing is an essential Oxford shirt. In a fitting early spring color, Buck Mason steps up and delivers your new favorite shirt.

Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie in Heather Grey — $118

The best hooded sweatshirt for your weekend style pursuits.

Hey, not every day is going to be a day to throw on an Oxford shirt and head to the office. For casual weekend style pursuits, the best men’s hooded sweatshirt will do. And with that, you need the Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie. Wear it over a classic slub tee. Which reminds me …

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Tee — $162 (6-Pack)

A 6-pack of classic tees you can wear as often as you please for spring.

Get a stylish T-shirt for (nearly) every day of the week — and in classic, versatile, easy-to-layer colors from Mott and Bow. The quality is evident when it comes to these, seeing as they’re made with the same care as the brand’s stylish denim. All that adds up to some of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, easily.

Grayers Olsen Stripe Shirt — $88

The right striped shirt for all your spring style needs.

Grayers delivers the stylish, breezy shirt you need for spring, and then some. This striped short-sleeve buttondown is made from soft, comfortable fabric, so it’s ideal to pair with, say, some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy polo to wear with your new favorite chinos (and more).

Speaking of stylish short-sleeve shirts for spring, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite polo — the Wellen Hemp Polo is ready for nearly anything, from happy hour to a day at the office.

About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch — $375

Durable, rugged and dependable — that’s what this watch brings to your collection.

What could be cooler or more essential for spring than a rugged dive watch? Especially one made with vintage style in mind? Folks, there’s truly not much, and that’s why this About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch is one of the best men’s dive watches to buy right now.

NICESTUFF Clothing Short-Sleeve Shirt — $115

The right short-sleeve shirt to reach for this spring.

As you can see from this post, we’re all about some of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for spring, especially this finely tailored and ever-so-slightly dressy number from NICESTUFF Clothing. It’s made with melange knit fabric and perfect for layering with a lightweight spring sweater (or wearing on its own, at that).

Relwen French Loop Crewneck — $118

A lightweight crewneck that’ll turn into an essential layer this spring.

Yes indeed, we turn to more gear from Relwen here — we started this post off with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s high time we kept things rolling with a stylish lightweight sweater. This French Terry crewneck is one of the best layers this season has to offer, undoubtedly.

VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers — $60

Classic and easygoing spring sneakers for everyday wear.

That’s right — for only $60, you’re getting some of the coolest men’s sneakers around, and from a fruitful partnership from two iconic brands. These two-tone VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers are as good as it gets. Wear ’em with a stylish lightweight sweater and some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Rugged-yet0classic dark blue denim from Flint and Tinder.

OK, so we’re here again with some of the best men’s pants — and they’re coming once more from Flint and Tinder. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans have everything you love about a stylish pair of denim, yet they’re easier to wear thanks to that crucial stretch. In short, yes, they’re your new favorite pair of jeans.

Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker — $375

The perfect coffee maker for a perfect cup of coffee.

Hey, let’s close this roundup of the best men’s gear out with a real shot in the arm, ehh? For your weekend adventures and your workday pursuits, you need a great cup of coffee — and the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is assuredly going to deliver that to you.

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So, that brings us to the end of another edition of The List. What new spring gear do you have your eye on? Perhaps an essential home good like the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is going in your shopping cart? Or else, what about your work day style demands — in that regard, picks like classic leather dress shoes  or your new favorite shirt are the way to go. One thing is clear: The demands of the season, both in matters of style and weather, have never been greater — right? So, equip yourself accordingly, then let me know what you think of these gear picks on Twitter.

 

The List: Prepare for Spring with All the Best New Menswear to Buy This Week

These rugged chukka boots are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to spring style picks today.

Are you fully into the spirit of spring yet? Not quite? Well, we’re going to get you there with today’s edition of The List, and that’s no April Fool’s. The best men’s gear for spring runs the gamut, all the way from tough leather chukka boots (like the pairs shown above) to some of the best men’s jeans for spring — and we’ve also got a new spring craft beer and some men’s grooming essentials for the taking, too. So, dive right in and let’s get into a new season — and your favorite new gear picks.

Rancourt & Co. Acadia Chukka Boots — $280

These could become your new favorite chukka boots.

Your search for spring-ready chukka boots just ended early, as we mentioned it would above. If you’ve slept on picking up some rugged leather chukka boots from Rancourt & Co. as of yet, you’ll want to get on these — they’re extremely wearable with everything from slim chinos to light wash jeans. On that note …

Mott and Bow Slim Benson Jeans — $118

Slim jeans in a perfect wash for spring? Sign me up!

Versatile, easy to wear with the rest of your spring style essentials, not to mention incredibly affordable given the quality … that’s what the Mott and Bow Slim Benson Jeans are offering up this season. Yes, you need a pair of the best men’s jeans for spring right now.

Bespoke Post Refresh Box — $45

All the grooming picks you need for a new season.

It’s almost too easy to find exactly what you need at Bespoke Post — especially when you consider the classic lineup of Bespoke Post Boxes, featuring affordable men’s gear like the best grooming essentials. Yes indeed, the Bespoke Post Refresh Box is a stone-cold classic, and it also includes a stylish dopp kit.

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Tee — $96

A fine T-shirt from a brand that knows how to make ’em the right way.

Now that the thermostat is starting to climb again, you need to break out some of the best men’s gear for spring — to be more specific, welcome the return of T-shirt weather with one of the best men’s tees. The Western Rise StrongCore Merino Tee is made with some of the best fabric on the planet.

Buck Mason Denim Two-Pocket Field Shirt — $145

Your new favorite spring layer? Yes, yes indeed.

Let’s carry on with more of the best layers for spring, shall we? Buck Mason makes some of the toughest, most durable menswear around, and the Denim Two-Pocket Field Shirt blends the wearability of your favorite denim jacket with a cool-as-can-be shirt jacket design. Wear it atop the Western Rise StrongCore Merino Tee for laidback weekend style.

Centric Instruments Lightwell Pilot Chronograph — $330

Meet your new favorite daily watch.

Regardless of season, every guy needs a rugged everyday watch — especially one that can be worn with, say, the Denim Two-Pocket Field Shirt shown above. Centric Instruments blends affordability and dependability with this handsome pilot chronograph.

by Humankind Mouth Wash — $10

Sustainable mouthwash that’s also easy to use.

In addition to the the best grooming essentials I called out earlier, let’s also consider your dental hygiene — by Humankind’s mouth wash is natural and high-quality, and comes complete with a reusable container for extra sustainability. Plus, $1 of your container purchase helps to remove ocean plastic waste.

Barbour Long-Sleeve Indigo Buttondown — $119

A durable, cool buttondown from a legendary brand.

You surely know Barbour thanks to the brand’s incredible commitment to making the best men’s outerwear — but what about some of the best men’s shirting? This classic plaid buttondown is a fine spring wardrobe move at the office or on the weekend.

Taylor Stitch The Hyde Shirt in White Royal Oxford — $98

A crisp, classic white dress shirt for your spring style needs.

So, we just talked about one of the best casual shirts for men — but what about the tailored white dress shirt every guy (arguably) needs in his wardrobe? For spring weddies, dinner parties & the office, get the Taylor Stitch Hyde Shirt, one of the best white dress shirts for men.

Grayers Paragon Quilted Featherweight Jacket — $165

A tough-yet-lightweight quilted jacket to get the job done this year.

As we move into April, you’re going to need to ramp up your outerwear game accordingly — this lightweight quilted jacket from Grayers is one of the best men’s jackets for spring, complete with classic versatility and good looks.

Olivina Men Cleansing Charcoal Shampoo — $14

The right shampoo to freshen your ‘do this spring.

Charcoal (in this case, charcoal powder) continues to be one of the most effective ingredients when it comes to men’s grooming essentials, and it’s fitting that the Olivina Men Cleansing Charcoal Shampoo makes great use of it.

Relwen Stretch Windpants — $188

Durable, rugged sweatpants to wear all spring.

This assuredly isn’t the first time we’ve talked about Relwen on the blog, and it won’t be the last. For comfortable spring weekend style, you need some of the best men’s sweatpants — as in, the Relwen Stretch Windpants.

Baboon 40-Liter Go Bag — $149

This sleek daily bag will go anywhere you need it to go this spring.

When duty calls, when you’ve got to hit the road on a spring adventure, the right everyday travel bag is a must — the Baboon 40-Liter Go Bag features tons of versatility and dependable functionality.

5.11Tactical Defender-Flex Range Pants — $69.99

Durable canvas pants you can wear on the road or at the office.

For spring, you can never have enough rugged pants for everyday wear — especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors or appreciate a great spring adventure. With a mobile fit and hard-wearing fabric, the 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Range Pants get the job done.

Sufferfest Head Start Stout — Price Varies

A flavorful stout that also happens to be low in calories.

It wouldn’t be a list of the best men’s gear without taking a look at some tasty craft beer, would it? The Sufferfest Head Start Stout is the rare stout that helps you cut calories without cutting flavor (Sufferfest brews its beer with athletes in mind, after all).

Olivers Apparel Passage Pants — $148

Versatile pants fit for travel and the office in equal measure.

Alright, last but not least … let’s close things out the right way by talking about some of the best men’s pants, period. Olivers Apparel makes gear for the active guy on the go, and that includes these slim five-pocket pants. Whether you wear ’em for travel or a day at the office, the Olivers Apparel Passage Pants (made with CORDURA fabric and 4-way stretch) won’t let you down.

 

So, my friends — that’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List. Do you have a favorite gear pick? Perhaps it’s the versatile Olivers Apparel Passage Pant or a lightweight quilted jacket from Grayers? Maybe you want to lace uyp with Rancourt & Co. chukka boots or step out with some slim Mott and Bow denim? Whatever your preference might be, be sure to join me on Twitter to talk all things #menswear. Until next time, thanks for reading!

 

The List: Buy This Gear to Upgrade Your Early Spring Style Right Now

Surf’s up … or at least, spring weather is in the air with Outerknown.

Can you feel it in the air? Sort of? Spring continues to roll through these parts, but it’s deceiving at times — as nice as it is to welcome the return of breezy days & start to break out your spring style essentials, you still need pieces that are as versatile as can be. That goes for adventuring out from home every so often just as much as it does for days spent staying inside during these wild times. As with the Outerknown High Tide Crew shown at the top of the page, you still might need layers that can take on breezy days, inclement weather and tough outdoor adventures (preferably solo, that is). In that regard, you’re in luck with today’s edition of The List. Feel free to let me know what you’re shopping over on Twitter.

Outerknown High Tide Crew — $98 

A breezy crewneck sweater that’s perfect for spring layering.

Spring has (sort of) sprung, and what better way to mark the return of pleasantly breezy days than with a classic crewneck sweatshirt made from soft French Terry — and one made sustainably by Outerknown, at that? Wear it with your favorite light wash jeans. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Laight Jeans — $118

Slim, classic denim in a pleasing light wash.

This won’t be the last time you hear about Mott and Bow denim on the blog this spring, especially considering how stylish light wash jeans are a perfect seasonal style essential. Be sure to pair them up with your classic crewneck sweatshirt on a vibrant spring day.

Patagonia Better Sweater Shelled Jacket — $179

A classic spring jacket you can wear just about anywhere.

It’s always worth considering adding a lightweight spring jacket to your seasonal outerwear rotation, and when that jacket comes from Patagonia, that’s all the better. This rugged spring jacket also features a DWR finish and 4-way stretch.

Common Projects B-Ball Low Sneakers — $482

Seriously sleek, sharp and premium white leather sneakers.

It’s not often that you find Common Projects sneakers recommended here on the blog, but as we head into a new season, you assuredly need some of the best white leather sneakers on the market, and again, Common Projects delivers.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Natural Corded Denim — $125

This Western shirt is old-school yet classic at the same time.

Part of the remarkable Taylor Stitch x Stetson collab released earlier this year, this rugged Western shirt is a stone-cold classic that you can wear with stylish light wash jeans any day of the week (just add suede chukka boots). On that note …

Shoe The Bear Caleb Suede Chukka Boots — $180

Sharp, classic suede chukka boots you can wear all spring.

Here are those suede chukka boots I mentioned above — sleek, low-profile, versatile. They’re able to be worn on casual days with a crisp white tee and your stylish light wash jeans, and they can also work with slim natural chinos, a navy blazer and a blue Oxford shirt in casual style situations.

Western Rise Limitless Merino Shirt — $129

As versatile as it gets, especially for post-work happy hour.

You know Western Rise for the brand’s durable everyday pants, and you can add a stylish technical shirt to the mix now, as well. The Limitless Merino Shirt has plenty going for it: It’s moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant, temperature-regulating & odor-resistant — in short, it’s your new favorite everyday shirt.

Levi’s Made and Crafted Type 2 Worn Denim Trucker Jacket — $248

This is the rugged trucker jacket you can wear all spring — starting today.

There’s no time like the present to pick up a classic trucker jacket for spring, particularly when that trucker jacket comes to you courtesy of Levi’s.

Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale — Price Varies 

Made in the style of a German Maibock, Dead Guy Ale is as good as it gets.

West Coast legends Rogue Ales have a strong commitment to the brewery’s heritage — and to quality beer. When you want a brew that’s got some rich flavor in a year-round style, turn toward the Dead Guy Ale, a new personal favorite. It’s the right option when it’s just a bit too chilly to turn toward a light lager in the spring months.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

An essential spring layer from Buck Mason.

As we mentioned earlier you still very well might need rugged layers through spring, including this tough chore coat from Buck Mason. Rock it over a T-shirt or over a stylish Buck Mason shirt at the office.

SOLO New England Anorak — $180

An update on the anorak, made for coastal adventures and crosscountry travel.

Made to be worn both on and off the golf course, as well as on and off the road, this sleek anorak from SOLO New England blends both technical appeal and modern style — perfect for pairing with nearly any other selection in this gear roundup.
UNIMATIC U1-FN Watch — $725

An unstoppably rugged everyday watch to wear … well, all the time.

Inclement spring weather calls for a watch that can stand up to anything — and the UNIMATIC U1-FN Watch just so happens to be one of the toughest casual watches on the market.
Jaybird Earthproof Wireless Headphones — $180

Rugged wireless headphones that can take a serious beating this spring.

Alright, so I mentioned above that you’d need one of the toughest casual watches for your spring adventures — but what about your audio gear? When going off-the-grid or taking on a tough day hike, you need some of the strongest wireless headphones on the market — Jaybird’s Earthproof Wireless Headphones surely take the cake.
Faherty Brand Interloop Blazer — $198

A classic, lightweight spring blazer you should wear with aplomb.

In search of the best blazer for spring and summer? Faherty Brand is here to save the day with this stylish lightweight blazer, a versatile number you (and should) rock over a classic T-shirt with stylish light wash jeans.
Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt — $123.98

This Todd Snyder shacket could become a spring go-to.

I mentioned earlier that we’re not quite out of the woods when it comes to the need for rugged layers just yet, and what better way to approach unexpectedly chilly spring days than with the Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt, ehh?
5.11 Tactical Mission Ready Chukka Boots — $149.99 

Lightweight, rugged, dependable — all at once.

If you know 5.11 Tactical, you know that the brand does a fine job at making seriously outdoor-ready gear, the type of pieces that work on tactical missions (hence the name), off-grid excursions and your daily commute. In that regard, the 5.11 Tactical Mission Ready Chukka Boots are some of the best chukka boots for this season.

Huckberry Pocket Tee — $34

A stylish pocket tee coming at ya courtesy of Huckberry.

Yes, my friends — Huckberry is now making your new favorite pocket tee. The brand’s line of Huckberry apparel and gear is every bit as stylish and well-made as you would expect, as is this classic cotton pocket T-shirt.

EverSmile WhitenFresh — $8.99

A necessary for any guy on the go.

Planning lots of spring travel? Or else, wanting to stay fresh on the go? Pick up this handy breath spray from EverSmile, one that also whitens your teeth as you go.
With spring in the air, what are you searching for most frequently right now? Are you on the hunt for basics, like a classic cotton pocket T-shirt? Or perhaps it’s the essential outer layers, like the Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt that are most critical for that early spring weather? Don’t sleep on the Taylor Stitch x Stetson collab as covered above, and don’t forget to consider the fact that you’ll need some of the best white leather sneakers — and sooner rather than later. If you’d like to stay in tune with what I’m wearing this spring, check out my Instagram. Thanks for reading!

The List: Get Ready for Early Spring with My Favorite New Men’s Style Picks

Looking into spring with one of the most functional overshirts on the market.

If it doesn’t feel quite like early spring is in the air in your neck of the woods, that’s perfectly alright (NYC weather can be quite up-and-down, too). But that doesn’t mean it’s not prudent to think about the early spring style essentials you’ll be wearing when the weather takes a turn for the better (whether expected or sudden). The focus in today’s edition of The List is, as always, on the best men’s gear — the kind of gear that can go anywhere (I.E. The Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt as shown above) while providing hours of versatility, durability and style. With that being said, let’s dive right in.

Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt — $138

The right kind of transitional layer you need for early spring.

There’s comes a time in every stylish guy’s life when it’s not quite warm enough to wear only a henley out of the house, yet it’s not chilly enough to wear your toughest winter jacket — so, kind of like the weather you find in early spring. For all those times, you need one of the most versatile overshirts on the market, the Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt.

Proof Elements Jacket — $148

Durable, tailored and ready to layer – that’s the Proof Elements Jacket.

The folks at Proof Performance deliver some of the best men’s gear across the board, including this durable lightweight jacket that could just be the best men’s jacket for spring — that’s all owing to the dependable ThermoTech fabric and tailored fit.

Mott and Bow Preston Shirt — $105

A classic cotton shirt in a reliable fit from Mott and Bow.

Every guy needs a versatile casual shirt in his wardrobe for spring, and the Mott and Bow Preston Shirt, made from garment-dyed cotton in a cool array of colors, is one of the best men’s shirts for spring. Wear it with your favorite denim from the brand.

Wellen Standard Chinos — $88

Slim chinos to wear with anything and everything this spring.

Wellen, an in-house brand at Huckberry, is the newest sustainable brand you need to shop (and wear) right now, and the best men’s chinos shown here are just the latest entry into the brand’s rotation of must-buy gear.

Faherty Brand Freeport Sweatshorts — $98

Laidback sweatshorts to wear for many a spring weekend.

If it’s already warmer than usual in your neck of the woods, best turn toward the new Faherty Brand Spring Collection, featuring plenty of easygoing basics — like the stylish Faherty Brand Freeport Sweatshorts, some of the best casual shorts to wear all spring and summer.

Timex x Todd Snyder Welton Watch — $158

A classic leather watch from one of America’s foremost menswear designers.

Leave it to the ongoing Timex + Todd Snyder partnership to churn out one of the best men’s leather watches your author has seen in some time — it’s one of my favorite watches, and this spring, it could become one of yours, too.

Astorflex Patnoflex — $175

Sleek, stylish leather slip-ons that look great with your favorite chinos.

If you want some of the best leather slip-ons to wear to that spring wedding or a seasonal getaway, you want the sleek, sustainably made Astorflex Patnoflex.

Huckberry x Men’s Health Proof Rover Pants — $98

Rugged five-pocket pants from Huckberry x Men’s Health.

Exclusive to the well-curated Huckberry x Men’s Health Collection, this unique take on the durable Proof Rover Pants has the staying power to be a new spring and summer go-to. Think: Slim five-pocket pants you can wear to the office or happy hour with ease, and then out on a spring adventure.

Olivina Men Deodorant — $8

Try out one of the best men’s deodorants now.

Finding the right deodorant — especially an aluminum-free deodorant at the right price — can be a taxing test of trial and error. Luckily, Olivina Men Deodorant — in clean scents like Black Oak, simply delivers.

Lisboa Porto Shirt — $118

A dependably rugged flannel shirt to wear when it’s cold this spring.

Just as with the Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt, spring (especially early spring) can be the right time to break out a classic flannel shirt if it ends up being unexpectedly chilly. The Lisboa Porto Shirt, made with supremely high-quality fabric in a tailored fit, is one of the best transitional shirts for spring.

Party Patch Hangover Defense — Starting at $19.79 (Four-Pack)

An essential when imbibing on St. Patrick’s Day (or any other special occasion!).

Hey, St. Patrick’s Day is on the way, so to avoid that dreaded next-day hangover for the holiday (or any weekend, for that matter), slap on a Party Patch as you imbibe, featuring vitamins like B5 and B6 that absorb through skin to negate the impact of one too many IPAs.
Duke Cannon Supply Drop — $50

A full-on grooming upgrade, also available in subscription box form.

There’s no time like the present to shop the best men’s grooming essentials, including the jam-packed Duke Cannon Supply Drop, featuring all the best men’s grooming gear to upgrade your daily routine (like solid cologne, the brand’s excellent soap, and the right amount of standout face wash).
Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee — $72

A stylish, functional T-shirt to wear all spring and summer.

What’s the perfect T-shirt for spring, the right tee to pair with your Proof Rover Pants? That would be the equally durable, dependable Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee, (named for its long-lasting qualities). It’s one of the best men’s T-shirts for spring (and assuredly a tee you know if you’ve read the blog before).
Billykirk x Flint and Tinder No. 155 Flap Card Case — $75

A tough leather card case that’ll only get better with age.

The Billykirk x Flint and Tinder collaboration has absolutely produced some standout leather goods these past few months, including this rugged leather card case —  one of the few American-made wallets you can find at this price point.
Alright, so what are you looking forward to most about dressing for spring? Are you moreso focused on amping up your accessories with a rugged leather card case, or perhaps some of the best men’s grooming gear? Maybe you’re more focused on the bigger-ticket items, like the dependable Flint and Tinder Chamois Overshirt or one of the the best men’s jacket for spring? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter, and let’s get to work this spring.

The List: Get Ready for a New Week with the Best New Menswear

The perfect sweatshirt to step into early (early) spring? Quite nearly.

Today’s edition of The List is going to get right to the point — nothing but the classics, the greatest hits, the best takes on the best new menswear to be found on the Internet (OK, that’s a stretch … but still). Early March is an interesting time, especially in Brooklyn — any day could bring everything from rain to warm breezes to (gulp) snow … so you’ll find one of the best crewneck sweatshirts in the mix as seen above, along with plenty of your new favorite menswear picks (again, all classics). OK, let’s go to work.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year French Terry Crewneck — $88

A classic crewneck that’s as versatile as it gets.

When the folks at Huckberry and Flint and Tinder put their minds to releasing one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, you can be sure they’re going to, well, succeed. The 10-Year French Terry Crewneck will last at least that long, so be prepared to get plenty of wear out of it.

HELM Boots Railroad Boots — $395

Durable, rugged boots that’ll only get better (and better) with age.

OK, so you know what goes exceptionally well with one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts? A great pair of rugged leather boots, particularly from HELM Boots. These are built for early spring and beyond, and there’s no doubt that the HELM Boots Railroad Boots will only get better with age. Better still? If you’ve never bought from the brand, you can get $50 off your first purchase with HELM Boots, plus free shipping, right now.

Faherty Brand Movement Shirt — $148

A tailored, versatile everyday dress shirt from Faherty Brand.

Every guy needs a versatile everyday shirt — the kind you can wear with, say, a stylish crewneck and leather boots as well as with a slim spring blazer and chinos (more on your blazer in a second). The Faherty Brand Movement Shirt is, in that regard, the perfect everyday shirt.

Vetra Broken Twill Blazer — $135.98

A classic, casual-yet-versatile men’s blazer for spring.

In the way of men’s style essentials, it’s tough to top a lightweight blazer for spring. Apt for wearing with your favorite Oxford shirt or else layered up with a classic crewneck sweatshirt for casual style, the Vetra Broken Twill Blazer just gets the job done.

Mott and Bow Laight Slim Jeans — $118

The slim light wash jeans you’ll want to wear all spring.

As we move into spring, there’s one style of essential men’s jeans that begins to separate itself from the pack — a pair of stylish light wash jeans, especially a well-made and reasonably priced pair from Mott and Bow.

Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket in Indigo Corduroy — $188

A classic and seriously cool jacket from Taylor Stitch.

Can the team at Taylor Stitch ever stop churning out some of the best new menswear on the planet? Apparently not, because the Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket, featuring a classic bomber construction and rich indigo-dyed corduroy for spring layering … is simply one of the coolest men’s jackets your author has seen in some time.

Jack Mason Aviator Watch — $195

The tough construction and easily wearable watch to buy now.

With a rather unique design — white dial, black leather strap, eye-catching orange dial markings — the Jack Mason Aviator Watch is just different enough. Consider adding this versatile, tough timepiece to your collection for a new season.

Western Rise X Cotton Everyday Tee — $48

A classic cotton tee made with innovative fabric.

Is it T-shirt weather yet? Maybe so — and that’s why you need one of the best men’s T-shirts, particularly this versatile piece from Western Rise. It’s made from cotton, polyester and spandex, making it perhaps the perfect T-shirt for travel (and of course, the everyday).

Duke Cannon Great American Beard Oil – Made with Budweiser — $30

Beard oil made with Budweiser? You better believe it.

You can’t end an edition of The List without talking about the best men’s grooming essentials — namely, the Great American Beard Oil from Duke Cannon, made with Budweiser (yes, Budweiser). The cedarwood scent is excellent, and that’s only part of what makes it the best men’s beard oil out there.

Hawthorne Face Lotion — Price Varies

Some of the best face lotion to buy right now.

The folks at Hawthorne — who I’ve previously covered at The Manual — continue to expand their line of men’s grooming essentials with a seriously effective moisturizer, made in part with shea butter. It’s some of the best moisturizer I’ve used in some time, so I’d say you should take the brand’s quiz to tailor your skincare routine expertly.

Billy Reid Louis Henley — $150 

Your new favorite henley? Quite possibly.

When you want premium menswear that’s rugged and classic at the same time, you want Billy Reid. Specifically, you want one of the best men’s henleys from the brand, the kind you can wear with nearly anything else on this list (stylish light wash jeans included).

LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker — $89

The stylish, effective speaker you need for your home now.

Let’s pivot to the best wireless speaker for your home, office, den or … next road trip. That’s the LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker, made with sleek design and stylish looks in mind. Available now from Bespoke Post for a downright steal.

Danner Ridge Boots — $380

Tough leather hiking boots from Danner? Sign me up.

For all those times you want to get out of the house and out on the trail, you need rugged leather boots. More to the point, you need the ridiculously tough Danner Ridge Boots.

Pacific Shaving 3-in-1 Everyday Beard Care — $21 (Two-Pack)

Upgrade the way you groom your beard right now.

Keeping your beard groomed is an ongoing task — be it winter or spring. Do it right with this effective 3-in-1 beard care, made in the U.S.A. and made to moisturize your beard.
Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses — $175

Durable sunglasses that add a dash of effective style to your spring ensembles.

You’re going to be needing a pair of the best men’s sunglasses before you know it — might as well pick up the Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses, ehh? They’re the ideal way to top off a spring-centric outfit (think stylish light wash jeans and one of the best men’s T-shirts).
Banana Republic Slim Dry Indigo Traveler Jeans — $128

Classic denim in an expert wash — made with less water, too.

We talked previously about stylish light wash jeans, so let’s go with a darker shade for the rest of you out there — a pair of slim denim that’s sustainable and well-made, no less. BR’s new line of Dry Indigo denim is made using 99 percent less water and 65 percent less energy, so they’re more than worth your time and energy.
OK, folks — I think we covered a ton of ground today, did we not? From the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts to a great pair of rugged leather boots, I hope these essentials give you something to think about (and shop, and wear). The impending spring weather also gives you the chance to break out classics like stylish light wash jeans or one of the best men’s henleys — we’d also be remiss to leave picks like the best men’s beard oil. So, what say you? Let me know your take on Twitter.

 

 

The List: Shop All of the Best Gear Picks for Men This Week

Expertly faded jeans to wear any time of year — including right now.

One thing is clear to me as we kick off another edition of The List: To power through this last stretch of winter (hopefully!), you need the best men’s style essentials around, and you need to throw everything you’ve got at the season. We’ll start out by looking at a classic pair of slim men’s denim, and we’ll carry that approach through to one of the best men’s sweaters and naturally, men’s grooming essentials. You can get through the rest of winter, and you can do it in style — trust me. OK, happy shopping!

Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans — $128

Slim men’s denim that works with your favorite menswear essentials.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a pair of slim men’s denim (or straight-cut men’s denim!) that you can wear anywhere, any time of year, look no further than the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans. They’re a personal favorite, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to wear ’em.

Bespoke Post Forge Box — $45

The well-crafted knife you didn’t know you needed.

If you scroll through the site often, you know that Bespoke Post boxes provide plenty of value on some of the best men’s style essentials around — and in this case, that includes the seriously handy Bespoke Post Forge Box.

Faherty Brand Reversible Sweatpants — $89

Slim sweatpants you can feel good about wearing outside the house (yes, seriously!).

If you’ve been feeling like you need some sweatpants that are actually stylish, and not sloppy, then these slim sweats from Faherty Brand (which are also reversible!) are the right way to go.

Finisterre Westray Crew — $132.98

A cozy-yet-stylish winter sweater is what you need now.

Check your thermostat — there’s a good chance it’s still bitterly cold out there. That’s where one of the best men’s sweaters comes into play, and that’s what makes the Finisterre Westray Crew so essential to your winter wardrobe.

Duke Cannon Thick 70 Body Wash Pack — $30

A full line of high-quality men’s body wash from Duke Cannon.

So, you might have noticed that Duke Cannon recently introduced a new line of body wash — the THICK High-Viscosity Body Wash, at that. It’s not your average shower soap — it’s available in rich scents and features expert quality. Add the whole pack to your list of men’s grooming essentials.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Washed Denim — $125

Another durable piece of classic menswear from Taylor Stitch.

If you follow the blog on the regular, it’s no secret that we love the rugged menswear being made by Taylor Stitch. That includes this beautifully crafted Washed Denim Western Shirt, featuring an expert fit and durable fabric — wear it under the Finisterre Westray Crew, for starters.

Our Legacy Knitted Hat — $146

Channel your inner Daniel Craig in this stylish navy winter hat.

Every guy — yes, you included — needs one of the best winter hats to stay warm in style. Our Legacy, as luck would have it, knows a thing or two about crafting some of the best men’s accessories, including this minimal hat that calls to mind Daniel Craig in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Shoe the Bear Dalton Leather Chukka Boots — $161.98 

Tough-yet-stylish leather chukka boots to wear all winter long.

No matter the season, a pair of the best leather chukka boots will take you far — it helps that these Shoe the Bear chukka boots are sleek, durable and ready to stand up to winter fabrics and textures.

Ecooking Face Cream — $34

One of your new favorite grooming essentials.

Keeping your face moisturized and hydrated is critical through the winter months — the Ecooking Face Cream (which I’ve recently tested) delivers on that aim quite nicely, and the packaging is pretty cool, too.

Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $89

A casually cool, well-made hoodie from Mott and Bow.

You know that Mott and Bow makes some of the best men’s denim around … but did you know they’ve expanded into a full line of classic hoodies and sweatshirts? This stylish zip-up hoodie should become a new weekend go-to.

Peak Design Travel Trio (Huckberry Exclusive) — $420

Durable travel gear that’ll keep your EDC safe and sound.

Peak Design consistently delivers some of the best travel gear for men, and now, you can get an entire trio of the toughest men’s travel gear that more than lives up to that billing. Grab these pieces before you hit the road.

HELM Boots Holt Boots — $350

Remarkably tough-yet-sleek leather Chelsea boots.

You absolutely know what you’re getting with HELM Boots — the Austin-based brand makes some of the best men’s leather boots, and now, they’re crafting some of the best Chelsea boots, too. The V-shaped elastic is unique and eye-catching — these are a perfect pairing with your Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans.

Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt — $88.98

A rugged, classic flannel shirt to wear all winter.

Winter is far from over, and that means you need one of the best men’s flannel shirts in your wardrobe right now. The Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt is one of the most sustainable and stylish options you can find now.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $299.99

Upgrade your home audio system right away with Tivoli Audio.

There’s something to be said for curating a thoughtful life beyond menswear — a stylish home speaker like this one from Tivoli Audio can enhance a room and your listening experience, to say the very least.

 

OK, which of the above men’s style essentials are you splurging on (or saving on!) this week? Is it going to be a handsome speaker from Tivoli Audio, or perhaps something more classic, like the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans or the durable Bespoke Post Forge Box? For what it’s worth, you should also consider buying a stylish zip-up hoodie or perhaps a pair of the best leather chukka boots. The choice really is yours. Let me know what you’re picking up over on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

The List: Stay Warm in Style Right Now with Winter’s Best New Gear

Step out in style with the best new men’s gear — these rugged leather boots included.

Getting dressed in style through the winter — especially now that we’ve hit February — can often seem like a monumental task. It’s cold, it’s (likely) snowy, it’s not a lot of fun to be outside … so you need a hearty helping of the best winter style essentials to carry you through these doldrums. So it goes with today’s edition of The List, led off with some of the best chukka boots (from HELM Boots) that you’re going to step into this winter. We’re going to complement those classic boots with the sort of picks that’ll upgrade your grooming and your life in general — heck, that’s what these posts are all about, after all. So fear not: Winter will subside, and you’ll get through it with your new favorite menswear. Read on.

HELM Boots Declan Brown Leather Chukka Boots — $295

Rugged leather chukka boots that’ll break in nicely over time.

Every guy — including you — needs a pair of the best leather chukka boots in his wardrobe. It’s helpful that the HELM Boots Declan Boots are made with serious quality in mind, and built to deliver all winter long. What can you pair your rugged leather chukka boots with? Funny you ask …

Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos — $168

Perfectly rugged-yet-versatile selvedge chinos.

Is it hard to find a pair of American-made chinos, and an affordable pair of chinos, at that? The short answer is quite simple: Yes. The Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos are ridiculously well-crafted, endlessly versatile and yes, perfect to pair with your HELM Boots Declan Boots.

Belstaff Ridge Quilted Jacket — $340

A legendary, rugged jacket from Belstaff to wear all winter.

The first thing you need to take care of for the rest of winter? Finding one of the best winter jackets — an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff ought to fit the bill nicely, agreed? Plus, this durable coat could be one of the best winter travel jackets thanks to its versatile design.

Bespoke Post Parlor Box — $45

The right way to upgrade your home bar in style.

Stepping away from menswear for a second, there’s no time like the present to upgrade your home bar. Crucially, you can do that for a low, low price with the Bespoke Post Parlor Box — cheers.

Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch — $540

A rugged, classic leather watch to wear all through winter.

Right off the bat, the Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch has a lot going for it — made in collaboration with adventurer and photographer Matt Hranek, it’s as durable and classic as it gets, and it’s perhaps the most versatile leather watch you can wear on your wrist this winter.

Saturdays NYC Stenstrom Fleece Jacket — $245  

A cozy, luxurious fleece made for winter layering.

Don’t sleep on the versatility and style of a cozy fleece jacket — especially a surprisingly luxurious fleece jacket from Saturdays NYC. The NYC-based brand are masters of minimal style, and this premium fleece jacket is just one fine example.

Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater — $154 

As rugged a winter sweater as it gets.

It’s the right time to layer up with a rugged winter sweater to fight back against the season’s chill — thankfully, the Far Afield Deniz Cable Knit Sweater (as sold by Bespoke Post) is up to the task.

Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike — $2,200 

A seriously cool motorbike made to inspire wanderlust.

As I said, we’re about more than just menswear in these gear roundups — and this investment-level motorbike (available via Huckberry, naturally) fits the mold if you like to get out on the open road. The Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is one-of-a-kind, that much is true.

Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt — $148

A classic corduory shirt, sure to impress at the office or at happy hour.

Winter calls for plenty of rugged men’s style essentials — kind of like the endlessly wearable Faherty Brand Stretch Corduroy Shirt, a simple-yet-classic and easy-to-style corduroy shirt. How easy to style? Simply grab an investment-level quilted jacket from Belstaff and your Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos.

Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt — $228

A durable CPO shirt that calls to mind cold winter mornings.

The focus today has been all about winter layering essentials, but we haven’t come across anything quite like the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt just yet. It’s one of the best shirt jackets on the market, made with a durable-yet-versatile blend of Japanese wool and polyester, plus a neat color that works with your new favorite chinos.

Duke Cannon American Soap and Hatchet Set — $175

All the best men’s grooming essentials, delivered in collectible packaging with a neat design. Well-done, Duke Cannon.

Let’s get back to more affordable style staples, shall we? In this case, Duke Cannon delivers the goods with the jam-packed, well-designed American Soap and Hatchet Set, featuring all the men’s grooming essentials you need — plus a neat carrying case and yes, an actual hatchet. A great gift for the stylish guy, too.

EVERGOODS CTB 40 — $289

The durable, dependable everyday backpack to take with you everywhere.

Your everyday carry needs to be sleek, streamlined and efficient — and of course, effective. The EVERGOODS CTB 40 checks all the boxes, and it’s destined to become your new everyday bag because of its rugged-yet-minimal construction.

Taylor Stitch Crewneck in Natural Donegal Terry — $98

A classic crewneck sweatshirt made the Taylor Stitch way.

Who said a crewneck sweatshirt can’t be stylish? As one would expect, the good folks at Taylor Stitch are making one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, and they’re doing it in a color that’s cool, unique and ready to wear with your favorite chambray shirt this winter.
Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos — $125

Classic chinos from your favorite denim brand.

We talked earlier about the Flint and Tinder Selvedge Chinos, but allow me to introduce to you perhaps another pair of your new favorite chinos — they’re made by Mott and Bow (makers of some of the best men’s jeans), and rest assured, the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos get the job done in winter (and every other time of year!).
Astorflex Rolflex Boots — $185

Durable boots that are part-sneaker, part Chelsea boot.

So, what exactly are you going to wear with your new favorite chinos, for example? The hybrid sneakerboots shown here — the Astorflex Rolflex Boots carry on that lineage of quality and style you expect from the brand, to say the least.
Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks — $15.98

The best socks for your boots? Sure thing.

OK, last but not least — if you read the blog regularly, you know that the best men’s accessories make all the difference when it comes to comfort and style — the Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks are certainly a prime example of this. They’re the best men’s socks to wear with your Astorflex Rolflex Boots, among other picks.
OK, so … do you have a favorite pick from the above, rather extensive list? It’s always tough to decide between essential picks that are modern and stylish (take the Mott and Bow Charles Twill Chinos) and must-have layers (a la the Flint and Tinder Wool CPO Shirt). Of course, if you really want to splurge, then the Super73-S1 Universal Motorbike is a prime adventure-focused purchase. And we’d be remiss not to mention the very pick highlighted at the top of the page, the HELM Boots Declan Boots — these stylish leather chukka boots can be worn with each and every single one of these menswear essentials. Let me know how you’re putting them all together on Twitter.