The Thursday Buy: Switch Up Your Winter Style with Buck Mason’s Rugby Polo

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Dressing well in winter can sometimes feel like a bit of a taxing chore at times: It’s cold, there’s only so much you can do to layer up while still breathing easy, and it can get just a bit repetitive. But like clockwork, that’s where Buck Mason enters the fray, taking classic winter style essentials and upending them ever so slightly, whether it’s a rugged shawl jacket or an even cozier shawl cardigan for men. The brand isn’t resting on its laurels though, this time taking the traditional polo and turning it into a new winter must-have via the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo.

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Buck Mason shirts — from one-pocket Oxford shirts to toasty flannel pieces — are already a tried-and-true closet staple (at least for this Brooklyn writer), and the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo is an even cooler departure from the norm. Rugby shirts have been a prep style staple for years, and companies like Rowing Blazers have brought them back into the fold.

So it goes with the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo, which subverts the warm-weather nature of the polo and turns it into a distinctive layer you can now wear to the office or to a polished winter gathering.

The Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo, available in colors like crisp blue Jet, classic Black and sharp White, hits the right notes for a preppy staple made modern. The classic fit should prove flattering on several body types, while the three-button placket on the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo frames the face nicely. And lest you should think the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo will prove too lightweight, it’s made from cotton jersey fabric in the same vein as thick rugby polo cloth.

When it’s especially chilly, consider the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo as your base layer, topped off by, say, a Buck Mason sweater and a trusty Buck Mason waxed coat. Note that the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo has been garment-washed for added texture and visual interest, and it’s a ready substitute in place of an Oxford shirt beneath a blazer.

The split hem falls in line with classic polo design details, and the price on the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo ($88) is similar to other stylish Buck Mason shirts. However, the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo shakes up the design just enough to make it a fun change of pace this winter, all for under $100. Sounds like a can’t-miss menswear purchase in the new year.

The Thursday Buy: The Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is the Best New Winter Jacket to Shop Today

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Just when you thought you had your winter wardrobe sorted out, leave it to Huckberry to enter the fold with one of the best new winter jackets on the market. And as you might expect, it’s a rugged, durable, dependable piece, the sort that it seems only the good folks at Huckberry and of course, Flint and Tinder can dream up. Believe me when I say it’s got plenty going for it, starting with the on-trend yet classic Western-style design, but one impressive feature of the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket.

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For starters, the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket hits those design cues that seem to be so popular nowadays — if the hit series “Yellowstone” is any indication, stylish guys (like yourself!) want to live that lifestyle and dress accordingly. Consider the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket but one way to get some hard-wearing style in your own life, with the specs to match.

Like the legendary Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket, the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is also, crucially, lined in flannel — all the better for some serious winter warmth.

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The Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is cut longer than that trucker jacket, giving it a bit more of a workwear or ranch-minded feel (although both jackets are assuredly tough and built to last). For good measure, this handsome and timeless jacket is cut, sewn and finished in the U.S. of A (Los Angeles, to be exact), and is built from heavyweight 10 oz. waxed canvas, meaning the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket will get better and mold to your body the more you wear it.

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Somewhat incredibly, the Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket is also quilted and stuffed with insulation, making it thicker and warmer than even the toasty Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket. Chest flap pockets deliver critical EDC storage space, of course, while side hip pockets help warm your hands. To sum it all up: The Flint and Tinder Rancher Jacket has a bit of everything going for it, from trendy Western style to reliable performance and classic, crisp details. Make it your new favorite winter jacket ASAP.

The Thursday Buy: Save 30 Percent On the Iconic Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt for Winter

Regardless of how much time you spend off the grid (or wielding an axe!) in the great outdoors, there’s no denying the utility and classically rugged appeal of one of the best men’s flannel shirts, right? Perhaps you share something in common with your favorite Brooklyn style writer (me!) — I simply, seemingly can’t have too many of the best flannel shirts for men in my winter style rotation, and that includes the newly discounted Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt.

It’s up for grabs right now at a mighty fine discount (30 percent, to be exact), the sort of deal that only seems to crop up when the Filson Winter Sale rolls through town. That sale only runs through January 17th, so you ‘d do well to pick up an expertly crafted, timeless shirt made for the great outdoors (or the great “indoors” these days, as it were).

The Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt performs and wears like it’s been in the Filson line for decades, what with its soft and durable cotton twill construction, and things only get better from there.

The Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt is made from a hard-wearing yet soft-to-the-touch 8.5oz. cotton twill that’s been brushed for (as Filson says), “softness and thermal retention.” It’s the sort of tough yet comfortable shirt you can throw on as an overshirt through casual cabin weekends or days in front of the fire at home, yet the Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt should also work reliably as a mid-layer atop a Filson thermal shirt and beneath one of Filson’s legendary jackets.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt boasts double-needle stitching at key stress points, not to mention military-grade melamine buttons. Better still is the fact that the Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt also features two front-button chest pockets, all the more useful when it comes time to store your EDC essentials.

And for good measure, your new favorite flannel shirt comes in seven timeless colors and patterns — and as a reminder, the Filson Winter Sale means it’s 30 percent off right now until January 17th. A stellar deal on a future heirloom shirt? Sounds mighty tough to pass up today, my friends.

The Thursday Buy: Shop the Huckberry End of Year Sale for Up to 40 Percent Off

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It’s like I always say: Time flies when you’re shopping for the best men’s style essentials. That’s how it goes, right? OK, perhaps not quite, but as ever, there’s no time quite like right now to shop some of the best menswear deals on the market. And if you read the blog, you’re probably well-versed in where I’m about to send you. Drumroll, please…

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Yes, my friends: Head over to Huckberry to shop one of the best end-of-year sales. It’s another rare sale from a brand that wants you to get out there. Yes indeed, the Huckberry See You Out There Sale gets you up to 40 percent off, including up to 35 percent off Huckberry’s best jackets and of course, the best sweaters at Huckberry.

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That’s not all, of course — you can even shop home goods at Huckberry and rugged outdoor gear for (again!) up to 40 percent off. Even durable, hard-wearing boots like the ever-useful All-Weather Huckberry Duckboots are up to 30 percent off, so it’s clear to this Brooklyn writer that these deals aren’t to be missed. Here’s the catch, though: The Huckberry Year-End Sale only runs until December 31st.

You know what that means: It’s time to shop early and often for the best menswear and gear deals on the market from your favorite online retailer. Good luck, and happy holidays!

The Thursday Buy: The Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt is One of the Coziest Men’s Shirts for Winter

Your rotation of the best winter style essentials is, in some ways, like a stable, right? A tried-and-true rotation that you turn towards on the daily, especially when it comes time to layer up with one of the best flannel shirts for winter. And in the brisk months, never underestimate how far a rugged, stylish men’s flannel shirt can take you. And on that note, never underestimate how far Faherty flannel shirts will take you, with the right mix of polish, rugged style and cozy winter warmth.

It gets even better, especially if you know the family-owned New York brand. They’ve built a business off super-soft fabric and put that into practice with picks like the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt (a personal favorite), as well as today’s featured pick. That’d be the must-buy Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt, an ultra-soft, well-made flannel shirt fit for the office or a holiday party. The best part? The Faherty Brushed Alpine Flannel Shirt is now 33 percent off as of this writing when you use the code SALE25.

It’s all part of Faherty’s “Sale On Sale” this season — get an extra 25 percent off sale items — and the Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt just might be the best of the bunch as you survey those action-packed sale offerings. For good measure, the Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt is made from brushed 100 percent organic cotton, boasting the sort of classic fit that allows you to layer it over your favorite henley or wear it comfortably on its own (or perhaps underneath one of the best winter blazers).

The versatility of the Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt is nearly unmatched in that regard. Rock it untucked with tailored chinos or wool trousers for a crisp-yet-casual holiday party look, or style it with a rugged shawl cardigan for a dash of winter weekend warmth.

Luckily, Faherty sells all of those essentials (just shop for Faherty Bestsellers), but it’s the Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt that remains the star of the show today, thanks to the fact that it’s — again, a reminder! — 33 percent off with the code SALE25. My friends, I think you just found your new favorite winter shirt, and it’s the Faherty Alpine Flannel Shirt

The Thursday Buy: The Huckberry Fall Style Guide Has the Best Menswear to Buy This Season

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Trends come and go, seasons change but one thing remains the same: The best men’s style essentials just remain, well, the best men’s style essentials, time and time again. That’s the idea behind the Huckberry Fall and Winter Style Guide, yet another standout selection of the best new menswear for guys, packed to the gills with picks to improve, revamp and upgrade any menswear wardrobe. Of course, I’d wager you know Huckberry very, very well indeed if you read the blog, be it shopping for the best new winter boots or searching for the best waxed trucker jacket, of course.

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But what if you could get that same sense of classic, rugged, hard-wearing style curated in one helpful offering? That’s where the endlessly shoppable Huckberry Fall and Winter Style Guide can come in mighty handy. Be it a vibrant puffer jacket, some of the best men’s boots, a seriously cool Fair Isle sweater or just about any other winter style pick, the Huckberry Fall and Winter Style Guide has it all.

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That might sound like hyperbole, but it’s not a stretch to say that no matter what your heart desires or your wardrobe needs, the Huckberry Fall and Winter Style Guide has every single base covered. It’s a great way to strike the balance between on -trend and timeless, no matter which category you shop, and I truly mean that — trust me! Dive on in and see for yourself today.

The Thursday Buy: The Newest Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots Are the Best Men’s Winter Boots to Buy Now

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If recent weather around the country is any indication, you’re going to need a pair of the best men’s winter boots close at hand, and quickly. We’ve only just now Thanksgiving (thanks for reading on this day, my friends!), but it’s perhaps more critical than ever that you lace up a pair of the best boots for men. That goes doubly so for a pair of the best new winter boots from Huckberry. Or rather, well, these boots aren’t exactly brand-new, but they’re a fan favorite design you’d do well to add to your winter wardrobe.

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I’m talking, naturally, about the All-Weather Duckboots, once again restocked alongside a full rotation of the best boots for men, just in time for inclement weather. We’ve talked about Huckberry duckboots in the past on the blog, but it’s always worth a reminder — particularly when the pair in question comes in a cool new Tan and Brown color scheme. Think of them like just a small part of the best Black Friday 2022 style deals, but a critical one all the same.

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The well-made, extremely cool All-Weather Duckboots hit all the right design notes, from the hybrid sneaker-meets-boot build to the tough rubberized rand that protects your feet from slushy inclement weather all day long (and yes, in all types of weather). The All-Weather Duckboots also use waterproof nubuck and full-grain leather for the perfect blend of style and utility, while the Vibram outsole is super-grippy and dependable.

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Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the All-Weather Duckboots are pretty stylish as far as the best winter boots for men are concerned, what with that rugged Tan and Brown color scheme up for grabs. Plus, the All-Weather Duckboots sit atop an EVA midsole for springy comfort on slick, rocky terrain.

If you’re searching for a pair of the best adventure boots, or just a set of the best men’s winter boots for your commute and adventures in the field, don’t pass up the All-Weather Duckboots. Thanks for reading and thanks for trusting The Style Guide with your wardrobe selections — Happy Thanksgiving!

The Thursday Buy: Lace Up Some of the Most Rugged Men’s Boots from FRYE This Winter

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If you’ve kept up with this blog, and with your search for the best winter boots for men, perhaps you’ve happened upon FRYE, the rustic, rugged, all-American company with a penchant for making durable, finely crafted men’s boots. And yet, you might have been waiting for the right moment to add your new favorite pair of boots to your wardrobe. Well, as we cross through mid-November, the right time to shop for the best boots for men is, well, right now.

And that brings me to the cool, throwback-inspired, tough-as-can-be FRYE Prison Boots, some of the most durable men’s boots you can shop right now. If you’ve already shopped FRYE men’s boots in your quest for the best Chelsea boots, consider the FRYE Prison Boots like the more rugged alternative for everyday wear in inclement conditions.

Ideally, these stylish lace-up boots are made to be worn more casually (so, with pieces like the best men’s trucker jacket and your favorite blue jeans), so they certainly check an important box in your winter wardrobe — but that’s not all, my friends.

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The FRYE Prison Boots are just a classic-yet-modern pair of boots made the right way, boasting a Goodyear welt design that means they can be re-soled after years of wear. And given that the FRYE Prison Boots are made in the U.S.A from premium materials (including a sturdy rubber sole), well, you’ll certainly want to wear them as often as possible. The small touches on these stylish boots for men are also done the right way, including the tough waxed fabric laces and eye-catching antique brass hardware.

For good measure, the FRYE Prison Boots boast a shaft height that hits well above the ankle for maximum winter coverage. While the overall design is similar to hard-wearing leather work boots, the FRYE Prison Boots are versatile boots you can style with everything from dressy wool trousers to tailored stretch chinos or even slim black denim for a nice touch of stylistic contrast.

Sizes are going quickly despite the fact that these boots retail for more than $400, a mark of their quality. When it comes time to lace up the best men’s boots, turn to these timeless FRYE men’s boots.

The Thursday Buy: Le Alfre Oxford Shirts Are Some of the Best Men’s Shirts Under $100

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It always pays off to be able to score a standout deal on a tried-and-true men’s style essential, like one of the best Oxford shirts — right? If you read this blog on the regular, I’d hope you agree with that sentiment, and I’d hope you’ve given some serious thought to upgrading your selection of the best men’s shirts with New York’s own Le Alfre.

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Perhaps you recognize the brand from the pages of this blog, where I told you all about how to save 20 percent on your new favorite shirt (a contrast collar Oxford shirt, no less). Now, that deal is getting even better: Stylish men’s Oxford shirts at Le Alfre have now been marked down — for good! — to $98 at the upstart new men’s shirting brand. Founder Brandon Snower decided to keep the same quality and attention to detail while cutting the price for stylish consumers such as yourself, and that’s as good a mindset as any to take when it comes to the best men’s style essentials.

It’s a standout deal you’d do well to shop today, especially if you want one of the best men’s shirts for the holidays. Le Alfre’s shirts are made at one of Europe’s longest-running, family-owned factories, the kind of place with a penchant for making classic shirts with handsome details like Mother of Pearl buttons and soft yet durable, heirloom-quality fabric.

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Le Alfre offers a standout variety of the best shirts for men, and they do so using 100 percent Portuguese cotton done up in cool colors like crisp Blue, eye-catching Gray or even a vibrant Pink. The end result is a nice change of pace for your shirting rotation, especially if you need to find new ways to dress business casual.

These shirts can be worn tucked in with navy chinos or else underneath a tan herringbone blazer, and feel free to wear this classic shirt with one of the best men’s cardigans, too. The key thing to keep in mind? You’re getting handcrafted quality and one of the best shirts for men from a revered European factory, and you’re now getting that for under $100. Shop accordingly right now, my friends.

The Thursday Buy: The Astorflex Bomaflex Boots are The Best New Boots to Shop Now

If you ask me, it’s high time you laced up a pair of the best men’s boots for fall, seeing as cold, crisp weather is bearing down upon much of the country in full force. Of course, if you read this blog on the regular, you know precisely where to shop for your new favorite pair of boots: That’d be Huckberry, a personal favorite of mine and a company known for outfitting stylish guys everywhere for adventures aplenty.

That goes for building looks from the ground up with the best leather boots for men, as with the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots — and it also holds true for other Huckberry Bestsellers like one of the best waxed trucker jackets (but I’d wager you knew that already, right?). But back to business and back to your new favorite pair of boots, yes?

Now, what precisely makes the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots so essential to your casually rugged fall and winter wardrobe? It could be the fact that the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots are crafted by the same family-owned factory that makes, for example, your go-to pair of chukka boots, for starters. Or maybe it’s the fact that these reliable boots are made from thick-yet-soft cowhide leather that’s been naturally soaked and dried, all the better to help these dependable boots mold to your feet over time.

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The Astorflex Bomaflex Boots only get better from there when you consider the full set of specs, be it calfskin-lined memory foam insoles for extreme comfort, or the lightweight EVA soles for springy cushioning. As luck would have it, the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots blend performance, style and classic looks in one reasonably priced pair of boots (they’ll run you under $350 at Huckberry). The moc toe construction is also durable and timeless, and the fact that the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots also feature boat shoe lacing and detailing is another nice touch.

It’s also worth calling out the wedge sole on the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots, which turns them in to casual boots to wear with blue jeans and a henley, or else with chinos and one of the best shirt jackets on a casual day at the office. They’re also available in goes-with-anything colors like Black or Brown leather, complete with eye-catching rawhide laces. When the occasion calls for modern, rugged style and yet all-day reliability, be sure you’re lacing up the Astorflex Bomaflex Boots ASAP.