The Thursday Buy: This Western Rise Shirt is the Most Versatile Men’s Shirt for Fall

Western Rise AirLight Buttondown Shirt

The time is upon us for you to upgrade your fall wardrobe — both for style at home and on the road, and the easiest way to do that? Why, that’d be with the Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts for fall. That seriously counts for something, even if these days, you’re more inclined to put on something like this Western Rise shirt for a Zoom call as opposed to a day at the office. But the adage holds true: Whether you wear it on a day of fall adventures (I see a distillery visit or a quick beer garden stop in your future) or a day at home, you can’t go wrong with the Western Rise AirLight Shirt. In fact, it’s an equally fitting compliment to, say, the Western Rise Evolution Pants (as previously seen on the blog), so it’s worth upgrading your fall shirting if only for that reason.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt

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What separates the Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt from the rest of your fall shirting? My friends, I’m so glad you asked. It starts with the comfort stretch fabric, engineered to resists stains and odor (crucial during these busy work-from-home days, if you ask me). The AirLight cloth blends nylon and polyester for a comfortable look, fit and feel, and the styling of this shirt means it’s tailored but not overly tight. To me, that makes it the perfect shirt to wear at home, out on the road or in the field (preferably layered up with a waxed canvas jacket, right?). Yes indeed, the Western Rise AirLight Shirt is a subtly stylish, performance-minded shirt that checks all the right boxes — it’s easily one of the best men’s shirts for fall, and it’s now yours for the taking.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt

The Thursday Buy: The Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket is (Maybe) the Best Waxed Jacket for Fall

Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket

An iconic, rugged and classic waxed jacket for men that belongs in your life ASAP.

Alright, let me be clear as we kick off today’s post: Fall weather is here in earnest, and with that comes the need to get yourself one of the best waxed jackets on the market for the season … ASAP. There’s no time to waste if you want a stylish jacket for fall, one that packs in a serious amount of value, style, heritage construction and durablity. To mee those lofty aims, allow me to introduce you to today’s Thursday Buy: The Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket, an inspirational and aspirational men’s waxed jacket that checks all the right boxes. Coming at you courtesy of Great Britain’s Belstaff, a legendary brand in its own right, this rugged waxed jacket is among many styles that have helped make this brand a favorite of style icons like David Beckham, Ewan McGregor and plenty more. What does that mean for you? It means that you need one of the best waxed jackets for men in your life, and you need it right now as fall’s wind and blustery weather starts to pick up.

SHOP: The Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket

Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket

One of the coolest, toughest waxed jackets on the planet.

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Available in colors like Dark Terrcotta (shown here), plus Dark Navy and Black, this stylish waxed field jacket gives you a heck of a lot of bang for your buck. We’re talking a water and wind-repellnet 6oz. waxed cotton that blends technical functionality with heritage style, plus corduroy collar, hem and cuff linings. Add in the front button pockets and Belstaff’s signature belted front, and this rugged waxed jacket is easily one of the coolest men’s jackets to buy now — and wear all fall. Team it with, say, a Filson henley, slim blue jeans and your favorite lace-up leather boots for seriously unbeatable, unstoppably cool fall style. How about it, ehh?

SHOP: The Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket

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The Thursday Buy: The United By Blue Bison Snap Shirt is the Best Shirt Jacket for Fall

Men's Bison Snap Jacket | United By Blue

An undeniably cool, rugged shirt jacket.

Now that we’ve hit fall on the calendar officially, maybe you’re starting to feel some urgency in terms of stocking up on fall style essentials for the rapidly changing season. And there’s no better way to do that than by buying one of the best men’s shirt jackets for the season, a sustainable number from Philadelphia-based United By Blue. The sustainable fashion brand has been a long-running favorite here on the blog, and it just so happens that the United By Blue Bison Snap Jacket is the perfect target for today’s Thursday Buy.

Cut like a shirt but with the wearability of a tough jacket, this durable shirt jacket is, as the brand says, perfect for 32-70-degree weather, which you’re liable to see a lot of this time of year. Where does the magic really happen, though? It’s got to be the fact that this stylish shirt jacket is, as the name would imply, insulated with United By Blue‘s BisonShield™ Fill, a sustainable blend of bison fiber and recycled polyester. The real kicker? It’s designed to be temperature-regulating, and features moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties.That kind of wearability easily makes it one of the best shirt jackets to buy, and then wear all fall atop a rugged henley, a classic chambray shirt or your favorite T-shirt. Pick it up in versatile Black or Olive, throw it on for casual fall weekend style, then get ready to see a potential world of stylish adventures open up.

SHOP: The United By Blue Bison Snap Jacket

 

The Thursday Buy: The Todd Snyder Stretch Selvedge Jeans are Fall’s Best Denim

Slim Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jean in Indigo Rinse

Slim selvedge jeans made from the best Japanese fabric out there — the perfect jeans to wear to work from home.

What’s high on your shopping list heading into fall? Best make sure some of the best menswear from Todd Snyder tops the list. The NYC-based designer will surely help you cover all your bases, including when it comes to the best men’s jeans — that’s right, the best men’s denim just so happens to be made by a designer that also knows how to make an incredible suit and casual boat shoes. Talk about versatility. But we’re not talking about any old pair of jeans off the rack. We’re talking about Todd Snyder selvedge jeans that deliver in terms of fabric, fit and feel. Jeans made from a more rugged fabric (a la Japanese cotton selvedge) are just what the doctor ordered for fall and winter, in fact.

Again, there’s one place to go in this regard. When you want selvedge jeans that deliver quality, an agreeable price and infinite wearability, you might just want (no, you absolutely do want), the Slim Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jean in Indigo Rinse from the good folks at Todd Snyder.

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The best men’s selvedge jeans get an upgrade here — while selvedge denim is normally unwashed and stiff (this is known as raw selvedge), Todd Snyder selvedge denim receives a handsome indigo rinse and uses unique stretch selvedge fabric from Japan. These aren’t your average pair of jeans, to say the least. They’re refined yet versatile, as at home with a Todd Snyder blazer as with one of the designer’s Champion T-shirts. The fit on these blue jeans is slim and modern, yet not rock star-skinny.

This means you can wear these slim dark blue jeans with the best chukka boots and a chambray shirt, or else with rugged men’s leather boots and a thermal henley all fall and into winter. Todd Snyder Japanese selvedge denim really is one-of-a-kind, so it’s a bit pricer ($198 via Todd Snyder), but no less worth it. In fact, when you find a  pair of selvedge jeans you can wear for months on end into winter — and well past that — I’d suggest you snap them up ASAP.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jean in Indigo Rinse

 

The Thursday Buy: This Topo Designs Trucker Jacket is the Perfect Denim Jacket for Fall

Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket

An unstoppably cool, rugged denim jacket that just so happens to be outdoor-friendly.

If you’ve not yet built out your fall outerwear rotation, consider this your lucky day: The Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket is one of the best jackets for fall (period), and it’s on sale right now via the Topo Designs Web site. A note: It’s a fast seller, so you’d also do well to look at other Topo Designs outerwear. But back to the jacket. It’s a mighty fine piece of outerwear. All of this is to say: Act accordingly, act quickly and you’ll have one of the best trucker jackets for men headed your way in no time at all. It gets better, though. This is an American-made denim jacket available for a downright steal ($64, to be exact). For a rugged denim jacket crafted from Mt. Vernon blue cotton denim, that’s exceptional. Throw in the fact that the Topo Designs Trucker Jacket is functional as heck and easy to layer over Topo Designs shirts and base layers alike, and you’ve got yourself one of the best jackets for fall adventures at home or on the road.

SHOP: The Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket

You’d be surprised by how versatile one of the best denim jackets can be. This Topo Designs denim jacket in particular should easily pair up with everything from Topo Designs field pants and a flannel shirt to slim black selvedge denim, some unstoppable, rugged leather boots and your favorite henley. It’s the gift that keeps on giving in terms of classic fall style, so be sure to give the Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket a fair shake right now. You won’t regret it when it comes time to gear up.

SHOP: The Topo Designs Denim Trucker

 

 

The Thursday Buy: This Flint and Tinder Waxed Jacket is a Fall Essential

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Trucker ...

A tried-and-true waxed jacket from a famed brand.

You’ve seen it online, you’ve read about this classic waxed jacket on this blog for years, you’ve probably considered buying it from time to time, and now it’s better than ever. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket is here for the best season in menswear, and not a moment too soon. The Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is nearly the stuff of legend, at least to this writer. As sold by lauded gear and lifestyle retailer Huckberry (whom I trust you know well!), this rugged jacket is one of the site’s best-selling items ever, and for good reason. It’s a tough-as-nails, no-holds-barred, stylish trucker jacket made from durable waxed Martexin sailcloth and finished off with antique metal buttons, plus a flannel lining for fall and winter warmth. With a classic-yet-still-tailored trucker jacket cut, an easy-to-layer design and space for your EDC essentials, it’s an ingenious jacket that’s perhaps one of the best jackets for men for the colder months — that’s not hyperbole if ever you’ve tried it (and I own two myself!).

Heck, if you’ve been thinking about picking up this jacket, there’s never been a better time. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket comes in more than six versatile, easy-to-style colorways, with tough hardware and plenty of layering potential to match. Wear it atop a chambray shirt or a classic henley (or both), then pair that combination with your favorite denim, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants or rugged work pants — heck, do all of the above for every day of the week. This is one jacket that can do it all, so get shopping accordingly.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket

The Thursday Buy: This Todd Snyder Denim Shirt is Your New Favorite Shirt

A cool-as-heck, rugged denim shirt from a lauded retailer.

Welcome, my friends, to another edition of The Thursday Buy, where I talk about one essential menswear must-have to buy in advance of your weekend. Today’s dispatch covers none other than one of the best denim shirts I’ve laid eyes on in some time: The Todd Snyder Indigo Denim Buttondown is rugged yet refined, ready for temperatures right now and yet primed to be worn through fall and into winter. It’s just quite simply … one of the coolest men’s shirts out there. It’s got an attitude and appeal that only Todd Snyder can bring. This is the kind of cool denim shirt that, as I say, you can throw on and forget about. This stylish men’s shirt is simply going to look great when worn with slim black jeans and your favorite leather boots, but it can also pull double-duty with slim chino shorts and classic canvas sneakers. The combinations really are endless here, folks. Made in Portugal with Italian cotton denim, cool features like a button chest pocket help it stand out all on its own — or when layered with a rugged henley. What’s not to love about all that? Todd Snyder is now making your new favorite shirt, and it deserves a spot in your closet now. Cheers to Thursday, my friends.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Indigo Denim Buttondown

The Thursday Buy: This Buck Mason Shirt Is Your New Daily Essential

A classic, timeless twill shirt you’ll love wearing — from Buck Mason, of course.

We talked in last week’s edition of The Thursday Buy about a new favorite everyday shirt from Todd Snyder, and we’re back again with yet another one of the best men’s shirts, this one from an equally style-minded purveyor of classic gear for men. I’m talking, of course, about all-American brand Buck Mason and the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Shirt, as reliable and timeless as you can get when on the hunt for a stylish everyday shirt. What do I mean when I say “everyday shirt, specifically?

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Well, I’m talking about the kind of cool men’s shirt you can throw on with just about anything in your wardrobe, on any day of the week, and then watch the compliments start to roll in. This Buck Mason shirt is exactly that piece. This classic Oxford shirt features a modern fit, it comes in a flattering shade of Navy (remember, darker colors are slimming!), it’s made from overdyed cotton for a lived-in look and feel, and you can wear it with your favorite chinos or with black denim easily. The style points don’t stop there: Wear this rugged men’s shirt with slim tan chino shorts and white leather sneakers right now, or keep it handy with olive chinos and suede chukka boots. Seriously, when it comes to Buck Mason, you can do no wrong. Make sure this shirt ends up in your shopping cart ASAP. And if you like what you see, let me know on Twitter

SHOP: The Buck Mason Pacific Twill Shirt 

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The Thursday Buy: This Taylor Stitch Oxford Shirt is a Daily Wardrobe Essential

The Jack in Blue Everyday Oxford - Classic Men's Clothing…

One of the best Oxford shirts for guys, yourself included, any time of the year.

Right off the bat, you’ve got to hand it to Taylor Stitch — this lauded brand, a longtime favorite of the blog, continues to one-up itself. In addition to the excellent Taylor Stitch Workshop, where stylish guys (such as yourself) get the chance to pre-fund rugged outerwear, next-level shirting, durable leather boots and the best chinos on the market, the brand is also now making it even easier to shop them right away. That’s because the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection rounds up everything you could need from the brand — including the best Oxford shirt — in one handy, easy-to-shop offering. If you were unsure of shopping  Taylor Stitch, the Essentials Collection might be as great place to start as any, given that you can get selvedge denim, classic tees & of course, the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt seen here. It’s an iconic piece you need in your wardrobe — keep scrolling to find out why.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt

The Jack in White Everyday Oxford - Classic Men's Clothing…

Through the Essentials Collection by Taylor Stitch, you can also get this shirt in crisp white.

It’s got all the hallmarks of a classic men’s shirt, from an agreeable tailored fit (Taylor Stitch shirts come in chest sizing), plus the right build and design. That means the collar on this classic Oxford shirt has a pleasant roll and shape, and it looks great tucked in or worn on its own with selvedge denim or Taylor Stitch chinos (naturally). You can also roll those sleeves up, or pair up the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt with a navy cotton blazer when the occasion calls for you to go slightly dressier (say, for a Zoom call).

A stylish Oxford shirt is kind of like the amped-up equivalent of your go-to T-shirt — when you want to look great without going over-the-top, you can readily turn toward the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt (yes, even with chino shorts and classic canvas sneakers, as I’ve been wearing mine). Heck, pair it up with nearly any other piece in the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, and you’ve got yourself a go-anywhere outfit for these socially distanced times. Try it out & let me know what you think.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt

The Thursday Buy: These Freenote Cloth Chinos Could Be the Best Pants for Summer

Slim Fit Workers Chino – American Trench

The coolest chinos to buy right now, then wear through summer into fall and winter.

Proclaiming something the “best of the best” is a lofty bar to clear — as in, calling the Freenote Cloth Slim Fit Workers Chinos the best pants for summer might seem like a bit much, but they live up to that billing. As sold by the good folks at American Trench, I hope to tell you all about why they work so well in today’s new edition of The Thursday Buy. As a reminder, The Thursday Buy focuses on one must-have menswear pick, like the best men’s chinos. These certainly fit the bill. American Trench is a brand we’ve loved for a long time here on the blog, all owing to the fact that they make some of the best gear for men across the board (especially American Trench socks). It gets better, though: They also stock and sell plenty of stellar partner brands, like Freenote Cloth. In this case, American Trench and Freenote Cloth have come through again with these rugged men’s chinos, which feature a 10oz. Japanese Oxford canvas twill fabric for wearability starting right now (with your favorite T-shirt and high-top sneakers) and into fall and winter with a rugged denim shirt and one of the best men’s sweaters).

They’re built with a vintage wash, that classic workman-like cut (note the slanted front pockets to store your everyday carry), and Red Wing leather branding. Taken in total, yes, they could certainly be some of the best pants for men — for summer and beyond.

SHOP: The Freenote Cloth Slim Fit Workers Chinos from American Trench