The Friday Read: Classic Persol Sunglasses, New Todd Snyder Gear & Shinola’s Latest Launch

 

Persol Steve McQueen Sunglasses

Who else is looking ahead to the weekend in style, like our man Mr. McQueen up there? He’s wearing Persol sunglasses, a classic selection that the legendary actor helped take to the next level as far as classic appeal is concerned. Helpfully, you can add a bit of your own Steve McQueen flair to your summer wardrobe by heading over to UNCRATE and shopping the Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses in the UNCRATE Supply Shop. They’re about as good as it gets if you want truly legendary style, and I’m not just saying that. Give them a look for yourself, and then let me know on Twitter if you end up picking them up.

Satchel and Page

As luck would have it, I’ll be bringing my own pair of Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses with me on the road this weekend for stylish summer adventures. I’m making the trek back to Michigan for a bachelor party (congrats, Andrew!) and some time on the water — Lake Michigan, as luck would have it — plus plenty of home state beer. The tail end of my trip includes a stop in Grand Rapids, aptly known as Beer City, U.S.A. — I plan to check out some of the city’s finest breweries, including New Holland Brewing, before I hit the road back to New York City. You can read all about my trip, as it were, in my twice-weekly newsletter The Style Guide In Brief, where I cover music, menswear and craft beer, all at once. It’s just one of the recommended reads you should dive into to start your weekend. The rest of my top picks for this week are below, so get that Friday started right. Cheers, folks!

Todd Snyder menswear

  • I talked earlier this week about the best new menswear to buy from Todd Snyder (head here to read that post), and if you haven’t yet caught up with the latest and greatest from the esteemed designer, I’d say it’s about time you start. The Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt in particular is a perfect layer for your next beach trip, with breezy, lightweight fabric construction and go-anywhere style to match. Don’t start up that beach bonfire without it.

Shinola Rambler

  • Now, don’t get me wrong: The Persol sunglasses featured at the start of this post are as cool as can be, without a doubt. But if you want to add a pair of shades to your collection that share some DNA with your favorite Shinola watch, you’d do well to check out the new Shinola Eyewear Collection, not to mention my rundown of the frames themselves for Maxim.com. I’m a big fan, and I hope to test out a pair sooner rather than later.
  • I’ve given you a shopping recommendation and a reading recommendation (remember, my newsletter is The Style Guide In Brief!), so what say I give you a music recommendation, too? I’ve started writing for the U.K.’s largest new music publication, the excellent The Line of Best Fit, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Fans of The National and folk rocker Sufjan Stevens, like myself, will love the latest release from Ghostly Kisses. I wrote about it earlier this week for Best Fit’s New Music section, so give it a read and get plugged in!

Satchel and Page
Now, that’s going to wrap up today’s Friday Read as I get ready to hit the road and enjoy the sun and the open air of Pure Michigan. Remember, hitting “Subscribe” on my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, is definitely on your to-do list this weekend. And here’s one more item for your to-do list: Head to this #OOTD to get my guide on how to dress for the beach for guys this summer. It’ll have you covered from head-to-toe with style in mind. Happy shopping and enjoy the weekend, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: Get This Classic Todd Snyder Crewneck for Summer Breezes

Tell me if you’ve run across this situation before, perhaps even this summer: Be it at the beach or on the boardwalk, or at a cabin bonfire, the sun goes down and you find yourself in need of a lightweight sweatshirt. The kind that’s not too overwhelming, nor too flimsy. The kind that’s got some character and perhaps some miles on it. I know the one you’re thinking of. Or at least, the one you’ll soon have in your life: It’s the Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt, and it’s one of the best sweatshirts for men throughout all sorts of summer breezes. Now, Todd Snyder can make pieces that are both rugged and refined, like the best men’s chinos or the coolest denim jacket for men, just as well as he can make laidback, breezy essentials like a perfectly crafted indigo sweatshirt. Think of this crewneck sweatshirt like the sweatshirt you didn’t know you needed until, well, you really, really did. The weather sneaks up on us all, even on a sunny day, and it’s also helpful to have an extra layer handy in your tote bag, your weekender or your backpack. It goes beyond that, though: This is a Todd Snyder crewneck sweatshirt we’re talking about, after all.

And when it comes to even the most seemingly straightforward items, like the humble denim jacket and beyond, Snyder excels at giving them just enough character and class to stand apart from the rest of the pack. Just when you thought you’d seen it all, I’d wager you haven’t seen the quality and care that’s gone into this Todd Snyder crewneck sweatshirt, the kind that’s been perfectly crafted to feel like you’ve had it for years, straight out of the box. The beauty of that is, you will indeed have this Peruvian cotton crewneck for plenty of seasons and summer adventures ahead.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt

The Todd Snyder Indigo Terry Sweatshirt is built with a just-right blend of 98 percent cotton and 2 percent spandex, which gives this thing a crucial bit of stretch and comfort. And at 250 grams, this summer sweatshirt is lightweight enough to throw on over a T-shirt or even a grey Oxford shirt (watch out, some indigo transfer might occur!). The Todd Snyder Indigo Terry Sweatshirt naturally looks great alongside just about anything, especially casual style essentials like laidback chino or drawstring shorts (the Todd Snyder x Champion Collection has you covered there). It’s easygoing and yet pleasingly rugged, able to be worn underneath a waxed trucker jacket if it gets especially breezy. You surely didn’t expect anything less than the best from one of America’s top menswear designers, right? That’s what I thought. The raglan sleeves are also a worthwhile and classic touch.

Any way you choose to wear it, the Todd Snyder Indigo Terry Sweatshirt is going to pack up nicely, wear stylishly on the road and get even better as you rock it over the years (and yes, you’ll have this rugged crewneck sweatshirt for years). That makes it worth the higher price tag ($128 at Todd Snyder), but once the compliments start rolling in over a seemingly simple item, well, that’s when it starts to pay off. The same goes for every time you wear, too. Enjoy the summer with your new favorite sweatshirt in tow, my friends.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt

The List: Get the Best New Menswear from Todd Snyder This Week

Todd Snyder Summer 2021 Men's New Arrivals | The Fashionisto

If you spent any time away from work and perhaps, at the beach for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, I’d wager you know a thing or two about the importance of the best men’s style essentials for summer. If you’ve found your wardrobe lacking at any point this season or this past weekend, well, today’s edition of The List has you hooked up the right way: Turn toward famed American menswear designer Todd Snyder, one of my favorite designers when it comes to unexpected takes on classic pieces for any season. Snyder readily offers up some of the coolest menswear picks for discerning shoppers, and that doesn’t change just because the thermostat climbs. So, with that being said, let’s get into the gear that’s going to turn your summer around.

The Best New Menswear This Summer from Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Indigo Homespun Slub Polo — $98

This crisp and clean indigo polo is as comfortable as your favorite T-shirt (more on that in a moment) and yet refined enough to wear with a khaki cotton suit. Make it yours for your next beach vacation.

Timex + Todd Snyder Q Timex Exclusively for Todd Snyder — $179

Todd Snyder’s long-running collaboration with Timex just got even better. This quartz sport watch celebrates the brand’s history, plays off 1970s styles, and is durable and rugged enough to be worn with everything from a tee to an indigo polo.

Todd Snyder Made-In-L.A. Overdyed Heather T-Shirt — $68

Leave it to Todd Snyder to take the simplest men’s style staple — the humble T-shirt — and turn it into a super-soft, easily wearable layer for each and every summer day. It’s easily one of the best men’s T-shirts you’ll find out there.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Stretch Jeans in Medium Indigo — $158

Slim Fit Stretch Jean in Medium Indigo Wash

Go deep into the Todd Snyder New Arrivals section and emerge with your new favorite pair of jeans in hand. These lightweight washed indigo jeans are packed with stretch for easygoing summer comfort.

Todd Snyder Washed Corduroy Weekend Shorts in Khaki — $98

7" Washed Corduroy Weekend Short in Khaki

Todd Snyder turns corduroy from a winter fabric into a breezy summer staple with the essential Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts. Wear these from sunrise to sunset. Plus, you get free shipping on orders over $150 when you add a few more essentials to your cart.

Todd Snyder Made-in-L.A. Short-Sleeve Jersey Henley — $88

Made in L.A. Short Sleeve Jersey Henley in Navy

Speaking of other Todd Snyder essentials to add to your cart, how about this USA-made premium jersey henley, available in a range of colors to suit every palette? Now, that’s what I’m talking about.

Todd Snyder Chambray Work Shirt — $168

Chambray Work Shirt

Yes indeed, even in the summer heat, you can still wear one of the best men’s chambray shirts. This rugged number is a stone-cold classic from the award-winning menswear designer.

Todd Snyder Linen Cotton Beach Shawl Cardigan — $298

Linen Cotton Beach Shawl Cardigan in Black

Looking for the best men’s sweater for a beach vacation or your next bonfire? This linen-cotton shawl cardigan is an ideal midweight layer for when the sun goes down. Wear it atop one of the best men’s T-shirts all season long.

Todd Snyder + Champion Sun-Faded Basic Jersey Tee — $50

It’s hard to pass up anything from the Todd Snyder + Champion Collection, including this expertly sun-faded T-shirt. Think of it like one of the easiest summer T-shirts for men to wear with anything. Yes, anything. Even chinos — speaking of…

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos in Casual Khaki — $148

With the durability of denim and the styling potential of chinos, these five-pocket pants are your new favorite pants for summer. You can wear them with a lightweight summer blazer as readily as you can team them with one of the aforementioned best men’s T-shirts that are up for grabs in this list of must-buy summer style picks.

Todd Snyder + Champion Popover Hoodie Sweatshirt — $138

Is this the best men’s hooded sweatshirt on the market? It very well could be, and we’ve got the seriously cool, classic, rugged Todd Snyder + Champion Collection to thank for that. Wear it on breezy summer nights aplenty.

Todd Snyder Italian Pique Sportcoat in Navy — $598

Looking for a blazer to wear to a summer wedding? Go all out and invest in the best with this handsome Italian sportcoat, made in a breathable Italian Pique fabric. Team it with the above five-pocket pants for your next wedding.

Does this list of the best menswear to buy at Todd Snyder have any of your new favorites? I should think it does, be it the best blazer to wear to a summer wedding, something more casual like the best men’s hooded sweatshirt or really, any rugged, essential piece from the Todd Snyder + Champion Collection. If you have any new essentials in particular, be sure to let me know on Twitter. And with all that being said, happy shopping. Cheers!

See Now, Buy Now: This Todd Snyder Denim Jacket is the Perfect Father’s Day Splurge

Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon

Folks, Father’s Day will be here before you know it, and it’s with that in mind that I’m recommending you splurge, invest in the best and get your dad (or any father figure in your life) one of the coolest denim jackets for men around. Dad deserves some extra appreciation this year, and while I typically don’t recommend too many wallet-busting purchases, I’ve got to step up to the plate and vouch for my new favorite denim jacket. It’s not just any typical denim jacket (although I love my indigo denim jacket as much as the next guy). No sir, the fast-selling and much-loved Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Selvedge Denim Jacket is an incredible way to splurge on Dad this year, to say the very least. He deserves it, right? No doubt about it. You’ll have to act quickly if you want to get your hands on this bourbon-inspired denim jacket, but trust me when I say that it’ll be worth it.

Now, if you read the blog or if you subscribe to my menswear newsletter, you’ve seen this outstanding denim jacket before — call it the perfect pairing of menswear and whiskey, or call it simply the best denim jacket for men, but it gets the job done either way. Like all things Todd Snyder, one of the country’s finest menswear designers, it’s a masterclass in craftsmanship, rugged style and timeless appeal.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Selvedge Denim Jacket

Todd Snyder x Legent® Bourbon Selvedge Jacket

As you search for the best Father’s Day gifts this year, keep this denim jacket top of mind ASAP, because it’s selling quickly. This rugged denim jacket draws heavily on the world of bourbon, where attention to detail and rich quality and character are of the utmost importance. It starts with whiskey-hued selvedge denim sourced from Japan — it’s a fitting homage to the fact that Legent Bourbon blends the expertise of Japanese whiskey blending with Kentucky’s famed distilling heritage.

It all comes together in one of the best men’s denim jackets I’ve seen in a long, long time, with a price tag to match ($398 at Todd Snyder). It’s truly a splurge-worthy gift for a dad who, again, definitely deserves it. It’s finished off in the U.S.A. and features durable antique hardware, all the better for Dad to wear for days and days on end. Plus, it pairs up very nicely with a bottle of Legent Bourbon itself, an incredible addition to any bar cart this Father’s Day. Once again, the Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Selvedge Denim Jacket  is assuredly a splurge, but one that Dad’s going to love for years and years to come. I’ll drink to that.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Selvedge Denim Jacket

The Friday Read: Todd Snyder x Legent, A Beer Giveaway & New Wolverine Boots

Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Denim Jacket

The coolest denim jacket from Todd Snyder and Legent Bourbon.

Folks, cheers to the weekend and cheers to your new favorite denim jacket, as worn by Todd Snyder himself up above. It’s a restock of the collaboration denim jacket from Todd Snyder and Legent Bourbon, the ideal layer to wear for spring and summer days aplenty (and an ideal gift for Father’s Day). That’s not all we’ve got on the docket today, though (you knew that, right?). The newest edition of the Friday Read, as you might expect, is jam-packed with plenty of the best men’s style news and gear for your weekend.

Of course, last week, we talked about an heirloom leather bag to buy right now for summer travel, but let’s think of the Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Selvege Denim Jacket as, quite possibly, the perfect jacket for summer travel — anywhere and everywhere. So, that’s one menswear essential with which to step into the weekend. And hey, if you so please, you can read about Legent Bourbon here on the blog, and of course, you can shop Legent Bourbon for your weekend right here
Nudie Jeans Co

In addition to adding the Todd Snyder x Legent Bourbon Selvege Denim Jacket to my summer wish list, I’ve got plenty more on tap this weekend now that I’m back in Brooklyn, including plans to visit the excellent Threes Brewing (per tradition!). I’ll also be working on my music and menswear newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, which you should certainly keep an eye out for tomorrow morning (Tuesday’s post was on the latest from Lord Huron!). What’s on your own weekend to-do list? Let me know in the comments below, and keep scrolling to find out more style wish list must-haves and choice reading picks.

Wolverine x Rawlings 1000 Mile Boots

  • Let’s play ball — or at least, let’s get you outfitted with a new favorite pair of leather boots. Two heritage brands with plenty of American spirit — that’d be Wolverine and famed sporting goods brand Rawlings — have teamed up on the new Wolverine x Rawlings 1000 Mile Boots, made using Horween leather that you’d find in baseball gloves on Major League ballfields. These boots celebrate America’s pastime in style, and for the occasion, I wrote all about them at Maxim.com. Here’s to a stylish summer, indeed!

  • Here’s a fun way to start the weekend if you, like me, love cold beer and summer travel in the sun. Keystone Light, purveyors of the perfect beer to take out on the lake or to the beach, by the six-pack or the case, is offering five $10,000 vacations this year (in the form of cold, hard cash). How to enter? Purchase a 12-pack or larger of Keystone Light and then upload your receipt at KeystoneLightSummer.com, or else scan the QR code on Keystone Light signage at your local store. Easy as that, really. If you’re over 21, you can enter until July 10thCheers, folks!

High Noon Tropical Hawaiian Shirt

  • Speaking of cold summer beer for hot summer days, how about the perfect shirt to wear for your summer vacation? Tropical Bros. and High Noon have teamed up on a fun new Hawaiian shirt, celebrating the ideal pairing of hard seltzer and hours in the sun, on the water with great friends. It helps that this shirt wears well with swim trunks or with your favorite chino shorts, and the super-stretch Hawaiian fabric is also supremely comfortable. That’s a major win for me.

That’s going to wrap up my quick-hit picks for the impending start of summer, from a fun new beer giveaway to the perfect summer shirt… and oh yeah, some rugged leather boots that also celebrate America’s pastime (seriously, I’m a huge fan of the look and styling potential of the Wolverine x Rawlings 1000 Mile Boots. That just about covers all the right bases, although I’m going to leave you with one last recommendation. And that recommendation? It’s all about the best new shorts to buy right now from Huckberry, as covered last week on the blog. Happy shopping and enjoy the weekend, folks!

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder 5-Pocket Chinos

I tend to ring in spring and summer in several different ways, from cold beer to a stylish T-shirt in my rotation, and you know what pairs well with both of those essentials? A pair of the best men’s chinos, a seasonal staple that can actually be worn in any season — but one that’s at its best when worn as part of your new spring and summer wardrobe. And Todd Snyder’s 5-Pocket Chinos are the latest and greatest pair up for consideration. The best chinos for men are versatile — these are highly versatile (note the slim fit and jean-like construction). The best chinos for men are highly stylish — note the cool range of colors.

And the best chinos for men are, well, these ones. Just as Todd Snyder makes one of the best overshirts for men or one of the most essential cashmere sweaters out there, so too does he come through with an essential pair of classic pants for men, the kind you’re going to want to wear all summer long. And whether it’s the casual-yet-sharp design (similar to denim) or the 11 colorways from which to choose from, you’re getting what just might be considered your new favorite pair of pants.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos

As with all things Todd Snyder, it all starts with the fabric and construction. In this case, the Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos start with a cotton-polyester-lycra fabric blend, which means they’ve got enough stretch to wear as you work from home or explore a favorite part of your hometown (yes, you can and should wear them to either the coffee shop or the brewery, folks!). The stretch cotton twill fabric is also garment-dyed for a nice, comfortable feel right out of the box.

And they wouldn’t be some of the best chinos for men without a cleanly tailored fit, the kind that looks great with everything from your favorite T-shirt to a classic denim shirt. Heck, you can even wear these tailored chinos more casually with one of the best hoodies for men — how great is that sort of versatility, ehh? The fact that they’re built like jeans is crucial in adding to that utility — wear ’em with everything from canvas sneakers to your favorite chukka boots, too. Of course, it’s going to be tough to decide between the cool-as-heck colorways on hand, including Surplus Olive as seen above. Whichever pair you go with though, you’re getting some excellent bang for your buck (they’re $148 at Todd Snyder), and the type of go-anywhere style potential you crave. Who could say no to that?

The Sunday Sale: Save Nearly 30 Percent on Cashmere Sweaters from Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweatshirt

A plethora of on-sale cashmere crewneck sweaters at Todd Snyder today.

Folks, here we are again with another look at some of the best shopping deals for men, as we do every Sunday, and it helps that we’re back the swing of things with one of the best sweaters for men from Todd Snyder. Not just any old sweater, either. It’s the Todd Snyder way, after all, to take the basics, like the humble crewneck sweatshirt, and reinvent them in a way that’s fresh, modern, seriously well-made and seriously cool. That’s absolutely what you’re getting with the Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, available in a cool shade of Camel for 29 percent off right now (that’s $209 at Todd Snyder, versus $298). Is that a serious investment for the seemingly humble crewneck sweater? It certainly is, but the difference is in the details, as you know with all things Todd Snyder menswear

Other editions of Todd Snyder cashmere sweaters are on sale as well, including a Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck in Electric Blue that you can score for 33 percent off. But for maximum versatility, serious style points and plenty of refined bang for your hard-earned bucks, let’s look at the Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Camel as we roll into another spring week.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Todd Snyder men's sweaters

The most versatile sweater you can buy for spring? You be the judge of that.

Simply put, the Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Camel has plenty going for it that makes it worth investment. There’s the cool Camel color, the kind you can wear with dark indigo jeans, light wash denim, your favorite pair of chinos or even canvas shorts in for a high-low style blend… you name it, and it’s the ideal shade to step into early spring and beyond. Of course, Todd Snyder cashmere sweaters have plenty going for them as far as quality is concerned, too. In this case, we’re talking a midweight cashmere fabric blend that’s as breathable as it is warm, making this the ideal sweater to layer up over a classic Oxford shirt or even a long-sleeve cotton T-shirt. The crewneck silhouette also is at once casual and yet crisp, providing the right base for a business casual look with a poplin dress shirt and a knit tie.

It’s also knit with ribbed cuffs at the wrists and the waist for a better fit (this sweater won’t stretch out or lose its shape). The Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Camel is the kind of sweater you’re going to find yourself wearing casually (even with tapered joggers and high-top sneakers) or when the need to dress up for a Zoom call comes into play, and that makes it a must-buy spring sweater.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

The Friday Read: Clarks Combi Desert Boots, New Olivers Apparel Pants & New Todd Snyder Denim

Clarks Desert Boots

Clarks Desert Boots in a spring-friendly color, available at UNCRATE right now.

Friday means one thing: Well, OK, a few things. It’s the start of an early spring weekend and the right time to close out the week, look towards some relaxation and of course, knock out some seasonal shopping and reading. In the spirit of quite literally stepping into the weekend, my first pick for you today can be seen above: The Clarks Combi Desert Boots are springtime distilled down into a pair of footwear, with comfort and a spring-friendly construction top of mind. This makes them the perfect pair of spring boots with which to lead off today’s post. Courtesy of UNCRATE’s New Arrivals — always worth keeping an eye on — this pair of Clarks desert boots features a helpful pop of color, a very agreeable price and all the classic Clarks comfort you could ever need. See, aren’t you feeling a bit more into the spirit of spring already?

Suffice to say, I sure do. And I’m feeling ever-so-slightly more optimistic heading into this weekend in particular, as the vaccine rollout kicks into higher gear and some of my favorite NYC beer bars announce their reopening plans with warmer weather on the way. Blustery spring weather is still on the horizon, of course and I’m still catching up from my recent trip to Florida (as seen on my Instagram). That being said, I’m hoping to breeze through my to-do list and get out for a Brooklyn weekend stroll. Speaking of: For your own weekend, consider subscribing to my menswear-music-craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief. It’s free, it comes out twice a week (including tomorrow!) and it’s a heck of a lot of fun (I think!). In the meantime, here are some other choice shopping picks and reading selections for your weekend. Cheers, friends!

Olivers Apparel Traverse Pants

Technical pants that look simply great for early spring and beyond.

Alex Mill menswear

A classic-yet-modern take on the Oxford shirt for spring.

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New denim from Todd Snyder? No problem at all.

That’s going to do it for the lion’s share of today’s Friday Read, but I’ll leave you with one more pick heading into the weekend. If you find yourself in need of a new #OOTD for spring weather, my guide on how to wear a field jacket is going to be just the ticket for standout, durable and functional style. If you do check out any of those selections, be sure to let me know on Twitter. Once again: Cheers!

The Thursday Buy: This Todd Snyder Fisherman’s Sweater is the Winter Sweater You Need Now

Todd Snyder Fisherman's Sweater

A seriously unique and seriously cool winter sweater, to say the very least.

If I know one thing that I’ve learned over the years, it’s that you really can’t go wrong with Todd Snyder menswear, from the NYC designer’s take on a classic bomber jacket to one of the most affordable crewneck sweatshirts on the market and of course, a winter-ready flannel shirt. That’s just the tip of the menswear iceberg, as it were, because today’s Thursday Buy takes you inside yet another Todd Snyder winter style pick: The Todd Snyder Colorblock Cable Fisherman’s Sweater, one of the best men’s sweaters for winter, easily. This classic winter sweater is a rugged and yet ever-so-slightly “fashion forward” take on the traditional fisherman sweater, and your seasonal wardrobe will be all the better for it (note that you can also get this rugged winter sweater in a seasonally friendly Kelly Green, sans colorblocking).

It breaks up the silhouette into a colorblocked take on the classic style, and it’s going to shake up your cold-weather layering game in the best way possible. That’s because it’s just different enough from the everyday — and right now, you can purchase it for nearly 20 percent off (at the time of this writing, that is!). When you want  a unique way to layer up and fight the cold, you want this Todd Snyder fisherman’s sweater, because it won’t let you down when as far as winter warmth is concerned. It’s an investment at more than $230, but again, it won’t let you down.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Colorblock Cable Fisherman’s Sweater

Todd Snyder menswear

Another iteration of the Todd Snyder Cable Fisherman’s Sweater, and in a vibrant color for cold winter days.

So, I know what you’re thinking: Why invest more than $200 in a winter sweater? Well, as you might know with Todd Snyder, you’re getting plenty of quality and bang for your buck. In the case of the Todd Snyder Colorblock Cable Fisherman’s Sweater, it’s made from 100 percent lambswool, the sort of warming and winter-ready fabric of choice for blustery winter days and chilly coastal mornings. As the brand so sagely notes, the cable knit design is even inspired by fisherman’s ropes, hence the name (and the rugged appeal, of course). The diamond knit design also represents the small fields of Ireland’s Aran Islands. How cool is that?

A classic winter sweater with history and heritage, to boot? Sign me up. Your new favorite winter sweater is one you can wear as simply or as stylishly as you please, whether you prefer to throw it on over an indigo thermal shirt with canvas work pants or layer it atop a favorite flannel shirt. When you invest in the Todd Snyder Colorblock Cable Fisherman’s Sweater, you’re assuredly investing in the best.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Colorblock Cable Fisherman’s Sweater

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Shirt for Men This Winter (And Beyond)

As the calendar rolls along, perhaps you’ve realized that you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to the men’s style essentials you’re wearing, not to mention your layering and your #OOTD ideas. That’s precisely where the Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Denim enters the equation, complete with the sort of rugged style that’ll make you forget about the same two or three shirts you’ve been wearing off and on this winter (hey, we’ve all been there). Take care to mix and match the right essentials, and you’ll find this look is even more versatile than you first thought. The Todd Snyder denim shirt is transformed into a reliable layering piece with the addition of one of the best pocket T-shirts as your base layer, and it’s all topped off with a waxed canvas jacket that’s simply primed for standout style, plus plenty of winter warmth. You can choose work pants or denim on your bottom (we’re going with rugged work pants, as you’ll see below), but one thing you can’t skimp on is a pair of the best winter boots for men — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there.

When you put the pieces of this look together, you’re ready for safe day trips out of town, weekends at a cabin retreat, outdoor brewery visits or socially distanced cocktails in the depths of winter. And when it comes time to ditch that jacket, take off your boots and fire up your computer, the rest of these pieces will keep on working for you. When you need a change of pace in your shirting rotation, look to this #OOTD )(and one of the best denim shirts) to get you set on the right path. Keep on scrolling for the full look, folks.

A rugged denim shirt should be your new go-to layering move.

  • The Denim Shirt: Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Denim, $198 — The right denim shirt is one that’s burly and rugged, made to be layered with ease. This Todd Snyder denim shirt checks all the proper boxes, folks.
  • The Base Layer: Dehen 1920 Pocket Tee, $58 via UNCRATE — Winter weather can be unrelenting, which is why you need to add another layer here in the form of one of the best T-shirts for men (and it’s perfect to wear on a Zoom call underneath this denim shirt, too).
  • The Waxed Jacket: Buck Mason Dry Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket, $275 — The real key here is this blanket flannel-lined chore coat for rugged outings aplenty. You can also read more about this waxed canvas jacket here.
  • The Pants: Filson Dry Tin Cloth 5-Pocket Pants, $135 — Thinking about picking up a pair of Filson pants after reading this post, perhaps? These rugged Filson Dry Tin Cloth Pants are perfect for yard work, day hikes, brewery beer garden visits … you name it.
  • The Boots: Blundstone Super 550 Boots, $200 — These Blundstone boots are a stone-cold classic, with decades worth of heritage, comfort and rugged style built right in. Step out accordingly, my friends.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Boot Crew Socks, $14.50 — The good folks at Mack Weldon make some of the best boot socks for men — these should provide all-day comfort and solid style.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi Land Fabric Strap Watch, $140 — Rugged and affordable is the name of the game when it comes to Timex men’s watches, and the Timex Navi Land Watch can take a beating & look great, all at once.
  • The Hat: Barbour Carlton Beanie, $50 — Cruise through Huckberry to pick up one of the best men’s beanie caps, then stay nice and warm all day long.

If you ask me, I’d say you’re more than ready for whatever winter throws your way — that is, if you follow the guidelines above. The right denim shirt, in this case, a refined-yet-tough Todd Snyder denim shirt, works as well outside the house and in the field as it does when posted up in front of your computer (remember, that’s where one of the best pocket T-shirts enters your #OOTD). The Buck Mason waxed canvas jacket is going to provide crucial warmth and durability for excursions in and out of town (or just another round of beers underneath the brewery garden heat lamps, right?). Your Filson Dry Tin Cloth Pants can pull just as much double duty as your favorite jeans, so wear ’em as often as you please this season.

The same can be said for those Blundstone men’s boots, which are easy to slide on and yet hard-nosed when dealing with the demands of a wintry environment. The right boots are nothing, however, without some of the best boot socks for men, geared to give you comfort and good looks all day and night long. And for performance that simply won’t quit, go with the Timex Navi Land Watch on your wrist. Talk about a tough-as-nails timepiece, ehh? Top it all off with one of the best men’s beanie caps, then start planning where your next cold-weather pursuit will take you this season. Stay safe out there, my friends.