The essential in question today is but one way to round out your next summer style ensemble — or really, any style ensemble any time of year: It’s the classic, crisply designed Timex Marlin Watch, and it’s one of the coolest watches for men to buy now. You can find it, of course, within Bespoke Post’s well-stocked section of Everyday Carry Essentials, a fitting location to score accessories that elevate any outfit.
The real key here with the Timex Marlin Watch is the blend of accessibility (it’s priced to sell at $259), plus sharp style (note the contrasting deep blue dial and dressy tan leather strap). Plus, the Timex Marlin Watch clocks in at an agreeable 40mm in terms of the stainless steel case, and the day and date window detailing on the dial is a nice touch, too.
My friends, it’s just about *time* to roll into the weekend, is it not? I’ve got the perfect way for you to do that, of course, and with but a week left until Christmas Eve, well, time is of the essence. That’s why it’s essential that you shop the rugged new Huckberry x Timex Navi XL, a collaboration that’s a first between the San Fran retailer and the lauded American watchmaker. Is it one of the coolest men’s watches to buy right now? I’d certainly say it is, and that’s why it’s also sure to sell out quite fast. Do yourself a favor (or do a favor for the stylish guy in your life this Christmas) and stock up accordingly.
It’s the ideal sort of watch to buy now and wear all through the rest of the holiday season, and it’s a pretty fitting release this time of year, which involves everything from holiday parties to casual seasonal gatherings and more. I’ve got a few of those on my radar myself these days, seeing as I’m trekking back down to Florida to spend some time with my family this season. I’ll still be working away here on the blog, naturally, but you can expect more content on my Instagram covering the trip, too. For now, I’ve got some deadlines to take on at SPY and elsewhere before I pack up in style and roll into the weekend. Join me in ringing in the holiday season with a few of my favorite reads today. Let’s get to it, folks!
In need of one of the best men’s shirts for the holiday season? Of course you are, and that’s where this blog comes in handy. Head over to yesterday’s post covering one of the best men’s shirts for winter to check out how the Mack Weldon WARMKNIT Flannel can upgrade your seasonal style ASAP. It’s really that simple, my friends. Read the feature here. Cheers!
I mentioned above that I’ve got deadlines aplenty on my plate SPY.com, the excellent gear and gadgets Web site for which I just started writing late last month, and that’s certainly the case. That being said, I’ve got a story that’s now live that I think you’ll enjoy all the same: I wrote about all the best watch trends to shop in 2022. Add to your timepiece rotation accordingly, my friends.
Here’s another essential read for a cozy and casual pre-holiday weekend. This season, you need a pair of the best, most stylish slippers on your feet. They’re going to upgrade your seasonal lounging with comfort and great looks in mind, which is why I wrote all about the top pairs to shop now at AskMen.
That’s going to wrap things up today for my latest weekend rundown, but let me leave you with one more piece of helpful style advice. The good folks at Everlane recently released a new run of men’s shoes, featuring some of the best men’s chukka boots I’ve seen in some time. Do yourself a favor by heading to my blog to read more. Here’s to the weekend ahead — stay safe, stay healthy and thanks for reading!
Just as you’ve got your go-to pair of summer sneakers and your lightweight stretch jeans for hot days, so to should you have one of the best men’s watches for summer on your wrist. That’s right: In my book, there are absolutely stylish men’s watches that are practically made to be worn in the summer heat. It’s your lucky day as we dive into our latest See Now, Buy Now entry, because the visually striking new Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is one of the best watches for men to wear starting this summer and moving well beyond that. It’s the go-to pick when it’s too hot to wear a leather watch, which, news flash, is frequently the case in the summer months.
This watch, an exclusive to the good folks at Huckberry, first debuted to great fanfare last year, and for good reason. Again, the fact that you can only get this watch at Huckberry means that competition is steep to add this timepiece to your collection. It very well could claim that lofty spot as your new favorite watch, but the crucial first step is buying it right now. The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch has all the proper bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from extraordinarily durable and yet fairly priced Timex watches, for starters, including that red-and-black design (hence the “cola” name, of course).
This nicely priced men’s watch for summer (it retails for $189 at Huckberry) is entirely unique, designed from scratch by both companies and using military inspiration plus ’70s and ’80s Timex and watch trends. So while Timex has an extensive archive that designers like Todd Snyder frequently use for inspiration (to great effect!), this creation is even more unique, and just as covetable. It features a striking red-and-white military crosshair dial with luminescent markings, along with an aluminum bezel with a sharp red accent. It’s these design touches that help the Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch stand out from the pack as far as the best watches for men are concerned.
The dial is also a fitting throwback as far as size is concerned: It’s a nice, sharp 38mm in diameter, making this a watch you can wear with a Huckberry T-shirt and hybrid shorts as readily as you can team it with a classic men’s polo and lightweight summer pants (loafers sold separately). The great news is that the Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is durable enough to wear with those outfits on consecutive days, and you can keep on wearing it all week long if you so please. At a price like that (again, it’s $189 at Huckberry), why wouldn’t you want to make this your go-to summer timepiece? The answer to that question is up to you.
My friends, welcome to another lovely summer Friday here in Brooklyn (and hopefully, wherever you happen to be, as well!). It’s a momentous weekend for several reasons, chief among them the fact that it’s Father’s Day weekend — perhaps you might be interested in shipping Dad a last-minute or post-Father’s Day gift from the always-outstanding Huckberry x Coors Golden Hour Series as shown above? After all, what could be a better gift for Dad than rugged menswear inspired by the spirit of creativity and cold beer? Plus, who doesn’t love a refreshing Coors — call it a guilty pleasure — on a hot summer’s day? That’s what I thought. Head to Huckberry to shop the full Huckberry x Coors collection and perhaps pick up some gear for yourself, too.
I’m looking forward to the weekend, and although I won’t be with my dad, I’ll actually be heading back down to sunny Florida early next week — just in time for an extended Father’s Day visit! I hope you’re able to spend quality time with loved ones, and safely, wherever they might be. I’ll also be staying busy this weekend, with some editing and writing for The Manual coming up for me on Saturday. I’ve also been working on some new Maxim stories (one of which is below!), and my latest Huckberry Journal entry is coming up soon, too. So with all that being said, I’ll be plenty busy.
It’s a change of pace from last weekend, when I trekked upstate courtesy of Eddie Bauer to put some stellar Eddie Bauer hiking gear to the test getting around the Catskills from the cozy confines of the Getaway Eastern Catskills outspot. As it were, you can read all about my trip — and subscribe! — at my twice-weekly music-menswear-craft beer newsletter called The Style Guide In Brief. I publish two times a week, and believe me when I say there’s something for everyone, from indie rock to rugged menswear. For now, I’ve also got a few items I think you’ll enjoy heading into the weekend. Enjoy the day, enjoy time with family and enjoy a proper summer weekend!
Hey now, here’s a fun one for both yourself and potentially for Dad as an added bonus or a little post-Father’s Day gift. Or actually, well, one heck of an upgraded Father’s Day gift. It’s the new Timex x MadeWorn collaboration that’s really caught my eye as of late, so much so that I covered it for Maxim. The collaboration pairs up the legendary watch brand with the vintage-revival team at MadeWorn, led by artist Blaine Halvorson, and the results really are something else. Shop Timex now to get your new favorite watch after reading my guide.
Call this one another fun gift for Dad or for yourself if you’ve been investing a bit in new records across the past few weeks and months. Urban Outfitters stocks and sells some of the best record players out there, the kind of easy and affordable pick-up that can add some color and a whole lot of great sound to your living room, your den or Dad’s home office, easily. A pro tip: Let him know the gift is on the way with a homemade certificate, and then buy a record or two for him to spin when it arrives (Urban Outfitters also sells records!). Easy as that!
I talked in my last Friday Read about another undeniably cool gift for Dad, or for anyone really: A new Sean Connery Framed Print from UNCRATE. Well, how about adding this exclusive Steve McQueen Boxing Print to your shopping cart from the always-well-stocked UNCRATE Supply Shop? It’s bold, it’s rugged, it’s iconic and it’ll make a heck of an impression hanging on any wall.
That’ll wrap up today’s Friday Read, and hopefully, you’ve got just enough time to check off a few very last-minute Father’s Day shopping pick-ups. What’s your favorite from the above, either for Dad or for yourself? I personally think the exclusive Steve McQueen Boxing Print is pretty epic, but that’s just me. Last but not least, if you want some shopping suggestions for yourself, check out my guide on how to wear a camp collar shirt this summer. That’s all for now, but you can check back here for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and you can also hit “Subscribe” over at The Style Guide In Brief for more new content from me. Cheers to the weekend, folks!
My friends, that headline isn’t too good to be true, and you can take that to the bank. You really can get one of the best men’s watches on the market for a standout deal right now, and you can get it from a respected and much-loved brand. To cut to the chase: The Timex MK1 Aluminum Chronographis under $100 right now at Timex(it normally retails for $119). Now, if you’ve read the blog over the years, you know that Timex makes some of the best watches for men, at the best prices, and that’s no joke. Today’s Sunday Sale is all about value, authenticity, style points and, just to drive the point home again, major value.
For starters, you can’t go wrong with a rugged military watch, the kind of classic design with roots in the field and plenty of heritage and history to go along with it back home. Luckily for you and me both, Timex has been making some of the best watches for men in much the same fashion for years and years, and with the Timex MK1 Chronograph, that shows no signs of letting up. In fact, the warmer months of spring and summer, with the promise of outdoor adventure and the potential for casual style situations aplenty (from BBQs to brewery visits) lends itself quite nicely to a rugged and durable men’s field watch, wouldn’t you agree?
As you might expect from a brand that specializes in functional and no-nonsense watches, the Timex MK1 Chronograph is as well-built as it is affordably priced. The 40mm case diameter is nicely sized for most wrists, and the sturdy anodized silver-tone aluminum case is a unique feature that makes this watch durable, yet lightweight. Plus, the triple-chronograph dial design of the Timex MK1 Aluminum Chronograph helps you measure up to 1/20th of a second — how’s that for staying on time in the great outdoors?
The black dial and contrasting markings play nicely with the tan fabric strap, a classic field watch feature that also makes this watch perfect to wear with, say, the best men’s jeans for spring and summer, plus a rugged short-sleeve henley. You can also wear this watch with your favorite polo and chino shorts without missing a beat. And again, this watch retails for under $100 right now at Timex. Yes indeed, you assuredly can’t misstep with the Timex MK1 Aluminum Chronograph for spring and summer adventures aplenty, no matter where you’re headed. Shop as quick as you can right now.
The right #OOTD for spring is all about how you style transitional gear picks into one cohesive look that’s ready for darn near anything. That’s why we’re here today, after all. It all starts off as you might expect when dealing with spring weather: With one of the best men’s jackets for spring. The Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket manages to be rugged yet modern, with a streamlined fit and some updates that take it above and beyond the ordinary field jacket of days gone by. Just look at the discreet chest zipper pockets, the strategically placed slanted hip pockets, the durable hardware and the organic cotton exterior, complete with a water-resistant finish. Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket can do it all. The look gets help along the way from some of the best new jeans from Mott and Bow, plus an Everlane Oxford shirt — two timeless picks that can work from day to night this spring. If you’re heading away on a weekend road trip or enjoying some outdoor beer garden brews or a relaxing coffee — a few of the only pursuits we can take part in these days! — then this ensemble is going to do the hard work for you.
Some of the best spring rain boots also step up to the plate and provide functionality and style in equal measure. But if you really want to stand out subtly and stylishly this season, it’s one of the best men’s spring jackets you’re going to want to grab as you head out the door. Trust me on that one, folks. And to see how I’m dressing for spring, be sure to give me a follow on Instagram. Stay dry, stay stylish! Here’s the full #OOTD.
A sleek-yet-tough field jacket styled for on-the-go versatility this spring.
The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket in Forest Dry Wax, $238— The durable water-resistant exterior and the sleek fit (plus the zippered hood) make this a jacket that readily blends form and function. One of the best field jackets around, easily.
The Rugged Boots: Rhodes Footwear Dolomite Boots, $248— These tough hiking boots just so happen to have a slim profile to go along with city or adventure-ready performance touches, making ’em some of the best leather boots for men now.
The Socks: Proof 72-Hour Merino Crew Socks, $32 (Two-Pack) — That’s right: For long days on the, you need some of the best merino wool socks for men, and this two-pack delivers.
The Grooming Essentials: Huron Big Three Kit, $38— Get a trio of the best men’s grooming essentials out there, including face wash and face lotion. Talk about a spring refresh.
The Everyday Cary: DISCOMMON Watch Wallet 2, $210— Although this everyday carry essential is listed as a watch wallet, it’s actually versatile enough to haul your journal and cash plus cards, in addition to safely storing a timepiece as needed. That makes it one of the best EDC gear picks you can have on your person this spring, I’d wager.
For as much as the devil is in the details, you might say, it’s just as important to get the big-ticket items properly secured to get around in style this season. That’s where one of the best field jackets enters your life and your wardrobe — the Taylor Stitch Harris Jacket is sleek and well-fitting, yet easy to layer. And even more crucially, it’s designed to stand up to spring rain and wind.
That makes it the best men’s spring jacket to wear atop your other versatile seasonal style picks here, including a classic Oxford shirt from the good folks at Everlane (just add a rugged crewneck sweatshirt if you get chilly). A pair of slim jeans from Mott and Bow in an eye-catching shade of blue switch things up from your typical blue jeans, and the entire combination sits stylishly atop the dependable Rhodes Footwear Dolomite Boots. Your ensemble can only go as far as your accessories, so some of the best merino wool socks for men are a wise bet for comfort and performance. Meanwhile, your Timex Marlin Leather Watch can take a bit of a pounding and look great in the process. A trio of the best men’s grooming essentials helps keep your mug in fine form this season, and the innovative DISCOMMON Watch Wallet 2 protects your everyday carry without missing a beat. Feeling great about this ensemble? I know I am — see you out there this season.
Get ready to get away by packing up this durable and dependable weekender bag from Herschel Supply Co.
To say that it’s been a wild start to the new year would probably be an understatement, right? No doubt, no doubt. And yet, the beat goes on here at The Style Guide, from telling you how to dress for winter to outfitting you in the best men’s style essentials from Everlane. Of course, there’s been a lot going on in the wider world, and that’s got me thinking of an upstate getaway later this winter (and I’ll also be heading to Florida next month!). That being said, I know the best weekend getaway bag for both myself and for any trips you might be planning. I’m talking, of course, about the stylish weekender bag seen at the top of the page, the Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle. A recent introduction to the Herschel Supply lineup of the best everyday carry essentials, it’s a winning bag on multiple fronts, from the waterproof zipper construction to the cool-as-can-be striped fabric liner.
It’s simply one of the best weekender bags for men, and it’s available at a standout price, too (try $90 at Herschel). Plus, you can pick from a whopping 29 color combinations when it comes to the Herschel Supply Novel Duffle. That’s about as great as it gets, folks. Until I can plan a getaway, however, I’ll be writing away here in Brooklyn at sites like Maxim and GearMoose, of course. And if you can’t get enough of the blog, you should do yourself a favor and subscribe to my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief. Twice a week, I talk menswear, music and craft beer or whiskey. It’s a heck of a lot of fun, and it’s a change of pace from your regular men’s style coverage here (IMHO!). Again, subscribe HERE and keep scrolling: The rest of today’s Friday Read awaits.
The Mercer Jeans are just one of the best pairs of men’s jeans you can find at Mott and Bow.
In an earlier Friday Read this month, I talked about how Mott and Bow was now making some of the best men’s chinos. And yet, the dedication to well-fitting, slim blue denim (like the Mott and Bow Mercer Jeans) is right there, too. So here’s the scoop: You can use the code beau10 to get 10 percent off your first order at Mott and Bow. It’ll come in mighty handy when you want to pick up some of the best men’s blue jeans, like the timeless pair seen above. And if you’ve been a frequent customer of the brand in the past, you’re in luck, because they haven’t yet taken their foot off the gas as far as quality menswear. Cheers to that, my friends.
A classic and crisp leather dress watch to wear all winter long.
I mentioned that I’ve been mighty busy kicking off the year on the writing front, and that’s particularly true over at GearMoose, a site for which I’ve now been writing five years (five!) as of this month! With that being said, it’s still a serious thrill to cover some of the coolest men’s gear out there, like the remarkable 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, as I did earlier this month. Talk about an investment-level watch, folks.
That’ll do it for today’s Friday Read, my friends. In the spirit of a much-needed getaway and the proper gear for the occasion, I’ll direct you one more time toward one of the best weekender bags for men, the Standard Issue Leather Duffel as crafted and sold by Huckberry. Check out that blog post, consider it carefully and make that duffel, or the Herschel Supply Novel Duffle, your next go-to weekender bag. Folks, thanks for reading — stay safe and stay strong!
A classic watch for daily wear in these casual times.
It certainly makes sense that it’s a hot-selling item, because now, you can get your new favorite watch for 30 percent off (31 percent, in fact), dropping its price tag below $100 to a very easygoing $94 in total. How’s that for adding to your watch collection in time for the transition from fall to winter? Not bad, ehh? It’s got all the proper bells and whistles you need in an affordable casual watch, from the military-inspired design and rugged NATO strap to the fact that it’s got all the durability you’d expect from a Timex watch. It’s the kind of watch you can easily wear with a Todd Snyder crewneck sweatshirt and your favorite pair of blue jeans, and you can also rock it with a classic Oxford shirt, a shawl cardigan and black denim for a bit of everyday fall and winter style. If that sounds like it checks all the right boxes for you, hurry up and get a great deal on one of the best watches for men ASAP.
I’m feeling more than ready for fall to pick up in earnest — how about you? I’ve definitely been busy on the writing front, covering the best weekender bags over at Maxim.com and writing about the best bourbons for National Bourbon Heritage Month for GearMoose, too. I’ve also been making sure to support my favorite craft beer breweries in Brooklyn when possible, including picking up some to-go beers at Gold Star Beer Counter, all the better to enjoy in my craft beer growler at home. Perhaps you’re in much the same boat? It’s tough to not be able to enjoy a brewery or beer bar in person, but I’m urging you (and reminding myself!) to stay safe and strong in the meantime. To get your weekend started off on the right foot, check out a few choice reads below.
A seriously limited-edition American Giant hoodie to power your fall weekends.
Let’s get right down to it: This fall, you’re going to need a stylish hooded sweatshirt for casual weekends and outdoor adventures aplenty. You might as well go ahead and make it a limited-edition hoodie from the American Giant Vault Collection, for that matter. The Vault Collection is the latest sustainability initiative from the brand — they’ve built one of the best men’s hoodies out of old, unused fabric, inspired by the ingenuity needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vault “opened up” this past Monday, and prior to that, American Giant had a waitlist of thousands wanting to get their hands on this sweatshirt. How cool is that!? Assuredly, all those fans can’t be wrong. Stay tuned for more from the Vault Collection this fall.
For the bearded among us (guilty as charged!), I wrote about the best beard combs for men over at The Manual. It’s a great way to tame your mane, exfoliate your skin and work in beard oil or beard balm.
The toughest adventure watch your money can buy? Very nearly.
A durable, classically designed watch from a timeless brand.
When you step out the door in the morning, what’s the one essential for which you always reach? For me, it’s a stylish casual watch — something slightly rugged yet versatile, with a dash of tough style thrown in the mix to boot. Something not unlike the Timex Archive Acadia Watch, a fantastic new offering from the lauded watch brand — and maybe one of the best men’s watches you can buy right now. The Timex Archive line calls back to the storied watch brand’s history, honoring the craftsmen who pioneered a ton of durable and well-crafted, American styles. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re aware that I positively love myself a stylish Timex watch (like the Archive Acadia Watch!). The brand’s timepieces simply exude wearability across a number of seaasons. And seeing as how we’re powering through August and looking toward September, a rugged, durable and versatile timepiece like the Timex Archive Acadia Watch is what you need on your wrist now.
Priced extremely reasonably at just $85, this rugged casual watch features the versatility to be worn with a white slub T-shirt and olive cotton shorts the rest of this month, and the Timex Archive Acadia Watch can also work quite handsomely with more fall-centric outfits (think a charcoal Oxford, dark blue denim and classic suede boots). See? That’s worth your consideration.
A tough NATO strap definitely helps get the job done when it comes to rugged, versatile style across the seasons.
It’s truly the tough construction and understated-yet-rugged good looks that make the Timex Archive Acadia Watch such a winner. The cotton NATO strap makes all the difference — a field-ready feature that fits in equally well with summer or fall ensembles. In short, a textured strap adds some nice visual interest when worn with heavier fall layers, from an indigo denim shirt, crisp blue jeans and a white henley to a grey crewneck sweater and tan chinos.
The 40mm case diameter is neither too large nor too small, sized just right for most guys out there. The Archive Acadia Watch also features practical touches, including an INDIGLO night light — this is the sort of watch you could wear all through an overnight camping trip (Editor’s note: Click this link for what to wear camping). So, to recap: The rugged, well-crafted Timex Archive Acadia Watch calls to mind classic style, tough durability and the utility to be worn with everything from a chambray shirt and dark denim this fall to a navy pocket tee and khaki shorts this summer. The Archive Acadia Watch is affordable, it’s going to get better with age & it looks just … great. If that’s not good enough to qualify as one of the the best men’s watchesto buy right now … well, I’m not sure what to tell ya!