The Sunday Sale: Danner’s Bull Run Boots are Now Under $150 at UNCRATE

Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

Score a great deal on some of the best men’s boots for winter and beyond.

We tend to cover quite a bit of the best men’s gear each week viaThe Sunday Sale, from the best Chelsea boots for men to a deal on one of the best men’s watches. And if you read the blog on the regular, it’s assuredly not the first time you’re hearing about the best on-sale gear at UNCRATE, either. From the boots worn by James Bond to one of the best winter jackets for men, the UNCRATE Surplus section has plenty of stellar styles up for grabs, and at great discounts. That includes today’s featured pick: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots, some of the best men’s winter boots, and they just so happen to be on sale for under $150.¬†If you’re doing the math, that means you’re getting a 30 percent discount on a pair of American-made boots from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage brand. In these winter doldrums, that’s the kind of deal not to be missed, wouldn’t you agree? But what makes these boots so special, what makes these boots really tick? It starts with the nubuck leather, designed to break in over time while standing up to the elements with ease.

SHOP: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

Danner men's boots

It’s the rugged moc toe construction that sets these durable, dependable boots apart from the pack.

From the durable moc toe build to the stitchdown construction (a sturdy way of attaching the upper to the Vibram wedge sole), these boots should definitely be able to stand up to anything you throw at ’em. The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots really are designed for all-day comfort, too — it’s all thanks to that Vibram wedge sole, which provides traction and bounce. You’re also getting versatility in terms of style, seeing as this particular pair of rugged leather moc toe boots should wear nicely with everything from olive chinos to classic dark blue denim on your bottom half.

Up top, you can mix and match other rugged style staples with ease, including your favorite pocket T-shirt (when the weather warms up) or a rugged trucker jacket and a thermal shirt (for fighting winter weather right now). The thing is, these are a nearly timeless pair of classic leather boots designed to work as hard as you do (or designed to relax in style afterwards, as well). Wear ’em to a heated brewery beer garden, take them on the trail or lace them up for an early morning of yard work — the Danner Bull Run Lux Boots get the job done, and it’s great news that you can get them on sale at UNCRATE right now.

SHOP: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

The List: Shop the Best Winter Menswear and Gear at UNCRATE This Week

UNCRATE Supply Shop

The best menswear and gear is up for grabs this week at UNCRATE. Shop accordingly.

Spend any time perusing the pages of this here blog, and you’re bound to come across gear picks at UNCRATE, from James Bond’s Danner boots to the best wool hiker boots around. But let’s really get into it as we roll through winter and you deal with weather that’s not exactly all that nice (if you’re in a warmer climate, you should still stick around — never know when you’ll need a gear upgrade!). At any rate, the relatively new year still calls for the best menswear for hanging at home and getting out on the road, and that’s what you’ll find at the well-appointed UNCRATE Supply Shop. You should also check out my picks for the UNCRATE Surplus sale section, but let’s get right to the rest of my selections ASAP. Cheers, folks!

Danner Arctic 600 Chelsea Boots — $200

Danner Arctic 600 Chelsea Boots

Some of the coolest and most affordable winter boots you can buy.

Want some of the most versatile men’s snow boots, the kind that combine crazy futuristic style with a standout price and modern materials? You’ve just found ’em, all thanks to Danner.

Barbour International x Steve McQueen Shawl Sweater — $220

Barbour International x Steve McQueen

Possibly the coolest cardigan for men that you’ll buy for some time.

Looking like a style legend doesn’t come easy, and it doesn’t come cheap, but that’s what makes this rugged shawl cardigan, inspired by McQueen’s wardrobe and his love of Barbour International, so darn cool.

Bread & Boxers Organic T-Shirt — $35

Bread & Boxers Cotton T-Shirt

Pick up a classic white T-shirt or get a multi-pack of organic cotton T-shirts for layering in all seasons.

Can you get away with wearing something as simple as one of the best men’s white T-shirts underneath, say, your Steve McQueen cardigan? In my book, you sure as heck can.

Timex Q Reissue Rose Gold Watch — $189

Timex Q Reissue Watch

The sort of retro cool timepiece you’ll want to wear all the time.

The good folks at UNCRATE have a knack for stocking and selling the best watches for men, some at wild prices (more on that in a moment!), and yet, they also stock some of the most affordable men’s watches, like this Timex Q Reissue (a personal favorite).

Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturizer — $55

Triumph & Disaster men's grooming

The right menswear and the right moisturizer to help jumpstart your routine.

The seriously cool thing about UNCRATE is that in addition to all that you see here, they also stock and sell the best men’s grooming essentials on the planet, including one of the best moisturizers for men (in incredible packaging, too).

National Athletic Goods Warm-Up Sweatshirt — $125

National Athletic Goods Warm-Up Sweatshirt

A rugged and easy-to-layer take on the classic crewneck sweatshirt.

Now, I previously wrote about this classic crewneck sweatshirt right here last year¬†on the blog, but it’s back again today because it’s a great example of the type of timeless, modern menswear you can find all over the place at UNCRATE. Layer up accordingly this winter, folks.

Barbour International Duke Jacket — $415

A tough new jacket that’ll soon become an essential.

Back again with more rugged Barbour International menswear, I see? Yes indeed, and for good reason. The Barbour International Duke Jacket is a sleek-yet-rugged biker jacket to wear anywhere at all this season.

Hard Graft Overhead Bag — $1,100

Hard Graft Overhead Travel Bag

Quite simply one of the best men’s travel bags you’ll ever buy.

Now, as you can see, the thing with gear stocked and sold by UNCRATE is that it often doesn’t come cheap — to say the very least. Take one of the best leather travel bags, shown here — invest in it now, then use it for every trip on your bucket list.

Outerknown Ambassador Jeans — $128

Outerknown Ambassador Jeans

Go right ahead and pick up your new favorite pair of men’s denim.

If it’s the perfect pair of men’s jeans to wear with your Barbour International Duke Jacket¬† that you’ve been searching high and low to find, then these slim black jeans are your best bet.

Sunski Andiamo Sunglasses — $89

Sunski Andiamo Sunglasses

Just about the best sunglasses for men your hard-earned cash can buy, folks.

Let’s talk about some of the most affordable men’s sunglasses out there, shall we? These retro men’s sunglasses are wearable even in the winter, but they’ll look their best when worn with spring and summer style picks.

Whenever you dive into an incredibly well-stocked and incredibly cool online store for men like the UNCRATE Supply Shop, it’s always, well, tough to narrow down any roundup of the best gear for men in any season, let alone winter. That’s because, as you can see, UNCRATE is packed with top-notch gear across the board, be it some of the most affordable men’s sunglasses, the perfect pair of men’s jeans ¬†or even a classically rugged and cool Steve McQueen cardigan.

But of course, the basics are all right there for the taking, including something as subtly stylish as one of the best men’s white T-shirts. The next time you need crisp and timeless gear to go the distance, get to the UNCRATE Supply Shop (and let me know what you think over on Twitter).

See Now, Buy Now: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt Is An Everyday Classic for Next Year (And Beyond)

An undeniably cool, rugged denim shirt from Levi’s, as sold by UNCRATE.

So, folks — here we are. The last couple days of any year are a sort of menswear hinterland, with the refined dressing of New Year’s Eve not *quite* here, and the casual dressing of the holiday season still very much top of mind. If that’s where your head is right now, check out my guide to how to dress casually for the holidays — and of course, go right ahead and get the iconic Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt from UNCRATE to end this year properly. If you want to talk about getting out of the menswear hinterlands as we head into 2021, then the UNCRATE Supply Shop is the way to go. You know this is if you read my guide to the best sale picks at UNCRATE, but let’s dig more into why the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt is one of the best men’s shirts, period, these days.

SHOP: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

An unbelievably cool Western shirt you can get right now from UNCRATE.Simple, subtle, cool as can be. 

What exactly sets this rugged Western shirt apart from the pack when it comes to your next go-to shirting pick-up? Let’s start with the fact that the¬† UNCRATE Supply Shop stocks and sells only the most classic, coolest men’s gear on the planet. In that regard, simple though it might seem, the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt certainly fits right in. Made with expertly washed cotton in a¬† tailored fit that’ll wear equally well on its own or atop a classic henley, the Western details call to mind old-school vibes in the best way possible. That goes for the stitching as well as the point button chest pockets and the contrasting white horn buttons, too. As if that wasn’t all stellar enough, the Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt retails for the never-not-excellent price of $70. That leaves you with more than enough dough to stock up on some of the best leather boots at UNCRATE to wear with your new favorite shirt, right? Right.

SHOP: The Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

The Sunday Sale: These FEIT Wool Hiker Boots are Nearly 40 Percent Off at UNCRATE

Some of the coolest leather boots on the market, guaranteed.

Folks, welcome back to another Sunday Sale, and the last edition of the Sunday Sale before The Big Day next week — if you’re still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for the stylish guy in your life, you best get him a discount on the best men’s hiking boots on the market. What’s more, the FEIT Wool Hiker Boots (as sold by the team at UNCRATE) are nearly 40 percent right now (marked down to a more agreeable and still investment-level $499, from $800). Yes, that’s right: Like much of the gear at UNCRATE — and much of the gear in the UNCRATE Suprlus Section — these are a big-time purchase, all the better when you consider how much wear you’ll be getting out of these rugged leather hiking boots this season. And if you’re gifting the guy who’s got nearly every type of boot, but not these ones, consider them a head-turning, show-stopping, super-stylish purchase. Some of the best men’s leather boots, period? Yes indeed, my friends.

SHOP: The FEIT Wool Hiker Boots at UNCRATE

Fully fashioned crewneck sweater to keep you warm against the harshest winter climates.

FEIT Wool Hiker Boots

A rugged design and classic hiking boot construction set this pair apart from the pack.

The FEIT Wool Hiker Boots really are one-of-a-kind, featuring a pigment-dyed leather in a sleek and cool Black color that blends utility and plenty of style. These are hiking boots that have more in common with tough combat boots than a pair of clunky, older hiking boots, which makes them all the better for wearing with everything from rugged chore pants to indigo denim to plaid wool trousers this winter. Consider them some of the coolest men’s boots, period, with style points and a price tag to match. Yes indeed, the FEIT Wool Hiker Boots also feature top-notch Goodyear welt construction, which means you can have them resoled after years of wear. They’re a pair of boots worth investing in, and if you head to the UNCRATE Suprlus Section, they can be yours for a standout deal.

SHOP: The FEIT Wool Hiker Boots at UNCRATE

See Now, Buy Now: Get This Everlane Flannel Shirt to Get Into Fall Style

Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt

This is the perfect new flannel shirt to buy for fall, guaranteed.

What is fall if not the perfect time to find and buy your new favorite flannel shirt … right? If you’re on the hunt as cooler weather arrives and approaches, then might I point you towards the Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt, one of the coolest fall shirts around. It’s made with the sort of radical transparency you’d expect from Everlane: That means the brand takes you step-by-step as to where and how this rugged flannel shirt is made (in this case, it’s made in Shengzen, China) It’s an approach the brand has stuck with since they launched back in the early 2010s (it’s still strange to reference that!), and it’s an approach that’s worked well when it comes to sustainable fashion — and stylish results. On that note, the¬† Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt is certainly the perfect candidate to add to your wardrobe if you want to shake things up ever so slightly when it comes to your rotation of fall shirts.

SHOP: The Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt

Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt

One of six cool color and pattern options for this rugged flannel shirt.

Made with soft 100 percent cotton that’s been brushed for a soft finish, this is the best flannel shirt for men when it comes to layering atop, say, your favorite T-shirt or a classic henley. It’s a reliably casual option with a fit that’s tailored but not too tight, meaning you can throw this on and then put on a waxed trucker jacket over top with relative ease. Of course, you can certianly wear this slim flannel shirt all on its own, too. It’s suited for fall bonfires, socially distanced road trips and casual fall mornings at home. Even better? The Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt retails for under $80, making it one of the most affordable flannel shirts on the market. All of which is to say: You should add this newly classic flannel to your shopping cart ASAP.

SHOP: The Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt

 

The Friday Read: Boarding Pass NYC, The Timex Q Reissue Watch & the Best Fall and Winter Sunglasses

Running on into the weekend with Boarding Pass NYC — and a special discount just for you.

My friends, we’re going to do things just a bit different today to kick off the Friday Read. In fact, allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite brands — gear and travel accessories brand Boarding Pass NYC — run by my buddy Mike Arnot, out of Brooklyn. You should also keep reading to get a discount on Boarding Pass NYC (In short: $10 off any purchase over $70 with the code BEAUKNOWS). I’ve known Mike for years through the menswear trade show circuit in NYC and beyond, and in fact, Boarding Pass NYC was one of the first brands to send me some gear for review way back in the day (2015!). The roots run deep, and it’s with great pleasure that I caught up with Mike recently to talk Boarding Pass NYC’s past and future. Mike combined his background in marketing and communications with his passion for aviation, travel and his own Canadian military college background to launch the brand in 2012.

“I started it kind of as a hobby … if you’re wearing a business casual outfit, you don’t necessarily want to have the (gym) duffel bag to wear with your gear. We have purposefully created more stylish duffel bags … not made of plastic, made of good quality materials, stylish (and) with colorways that are more evergreen.”

If you like what you hear, again, here’s a reminder that you can head to the brand’s Web site and use the code BEAUKNOWS to get $10 off any purchase over $70 — my first recommended pick is the aptly named, affordably priced “Work Hard, Play Hard” Duffel Bag, one ¬†of the best weekender bags for fall trips. As it were, the bag retails for the excellent price of $79. And if you’ve followed Boarding Pass NYC for a while, you might also recognize the brand’s famed luggage tags. Boarding Pass NYC also sells through sites like J. Crew, with a strong E-commerce base. They also gained crucial early support from outlets like GQ, so you know they can deliver the goods.

The “Work Hard, Play Hard” Duffel is a great pick-up from Boarding Pass NYC, no doubt about it.

 

As Mike says, “it evolved over time to be more carry-oriented products. We’re making lifestyle products for all of your journeys,” from the subway to the airport and back. Speaking of the airport: Mike’s passion for aviation runs deep, seeing as he has his pilot’s license and is quite confident flying (I should know — I’ve been up in the air with him!). That aviation focus extends to some seriously cool vintage travel-themed accessories on the site, too. But back to that promo. If you want an affordable, stylish, functional duffel bag, you want Boarding Pass NYC. This promo is running through November, and this certainly won’t be the last you hear about the brand.

Once more before you click through the rest of the Friday Read, use the code BEAUKNOWS to get $10 off any purchase over $70 at Boarding Pass NYC. And now: Here are a few other choice picks for your fall weekend reading pleasure. Enjoy, my friends!

You can’t top this incredibly cool, affordable watch.

  • Let’s talk about an utterly classic fall beer, shall we? In fact, you can enjoy the Rogue Dead Guy Ale just about any time of year (with the exception of the high heat of summer, perhaps), but it seems to me that this Maibock-style beer would do exceptionally well for the colder months (Take my word for it — I’ve tried it!). And best of all? You can get this beer delivered to you via Drizly in a matter of hours. Cheers to that!
  • Eyecare remains critical through fall and winter — trust me on that — and it’s with this in mind that I covered the best fall and winter sunglasses for Maxim.com. With picks ranging from Persol to Oakley, there really is something for everyone on that list, and that’s a guarantee from yours truly.

It’s with fall style on the brain that I’ll leave you with two final tasks for your weekend. Task no. 1: Head over to this post to shop the Schott NYC Cafe Racer Jacket at UNCRATE, and be prepared to get your hands on a leather jacket you’ll have for years and years to come. Task no. 2: Head over to my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, and hit “Subscribe” to get dispatches delivered to your inbox covering everything from menswear and gear to indie rock and craft beer (all my passions, and hopefully some of yours, too)! With both those tasks accomplished, I’d say your fall weekend is ready to start right now. Cheers, my friends!

The List: From New Boots to Flannel Shirts, These are the Best Fall Style Picks

Best men's boots for fall

The right boots to help you welcome fall — from Huckberry, of course.

Ready, set … go. I’m talking, of course, about the race to find the best gear for fall, including some of the best fall boots for men as showcased above. It’s a race we’re running full-speed today, seeing as September is waning quickly and October is just about here. Warmer weather can sometimes stick around into October, especially in NYC, but I’m doing everything I can to break out my favorite fall style essentials, and you should do the same. Whether that’s the Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots (more on those very soon), a stylish Timex watch, a pair of classic blue jeans or dark blue jeans,¬†you’re going to be mighty pleased with today’s edition of The List. Happy fall, my friends.

Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots — $220

Rhodes Footwear Chelsea Boots

Rugged-yet-versatile Chelsea boots for all your fall adventures.

Yes indeed, it’s high time we continued talking about Rhodes Footwear and the best men’s boots for fall. These are some of the best slip-on boots out there, with rugged construction and yet sharp styling potential — and it’s all thanks to Huckberry. Think of them like alternative boots to Blundstones, if you will.

Mott and Bow Slim Oliver Jeans — $118

Mott and Bow jeans review

Slim, sturdy dark denim to wear every single day this fall — right?

You know what works extraordinarily well any day this fall (and beyond)? Especially with your new favorite boots? That’s right: A pair of slim dark blue denim from the good folks at Mott and Bow.

Timex Navi XL Red Bezel Automatic Watch — $259 via UNCRATE

Your new favorite watch, quite possibly.

Now, this isn’t the first time we’re talking about this rugged Timex watch on the blog. It’s one of the coolest-looking and most affordable watches out there, and it’ll look great alongside dark blue denim and some of the best slip-on boots.

Schott NYC Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket — $900 via UNCRATE¬†

A stunning leather jacket to wear all the time this fall.

Looking for one of the best leather jackets … ever made? Then it’s the Schott NYC Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket you need, specifically this fine edition as sold by UNCRATE. It’s one of the best moto jackets for fall layering, complete with a cotton flannel lining.

Todd Snyder Lightweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Navy — $98

Lightweight Pocket Sweatshirt in Navy

Your new favorite sweatshirt for fall and winter, guaranteed.

The perfect sweatshirt to layer beneath your Schott moto jacket? Quite possibly. Two NYC brands in one look would make for mighty fine fall style, and this Todd Snyder + Champion sweatshirt is simply one of the best sweatshirts for men this season.

Beckett Simonon Nolan Brogue Boots — $229

Nolan Brogue Boots

Sleek, well-made wingtip boots for fall weather, my friends.

Yes, more of the best boots for fall, folks. These classic wingtip boots are in fact some of the most affordable made-to-order boots out there, so act quickly before fall weather hits. And, you can use the code BEAU to get a discount on Beckett Simonon boots and sneakers, too.

Buck Mason Chambray Work Shirt in Medium Wash — $105

Buck Mason - M008 Medium Wash Chambray Work Shirt

A tough chambray work shirt to layer or wear all on its own.

What’s a better layer for fall than a rugged chambray shirt, especially this durable work shirt from Buck Mason? Made from 100 percent cotton, you should layer this atop a classic henley (more on that in a minute).

American Trench Retro Stripe Socks (Three-Pack) — $30

Retro Stripe Socks ‚Äď American Trench

Possibly your new favorite socks for fall.

Get a three-pack of the best men’s socks to head on into fall, and know that American Trench doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to the best socks for men. These retro-inspired socks are comfortable, easy to wear and stylish as heck when peeking out from your rugged leather boots.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

One of the best men’s henleys for fall, without a doubt.

Speaking of the henley you need right now, well, here’s this fine number from Huckberry and Free Fly. Wear this versatile henley any time at all this fall, but especially with that durable work shirt from Buck Mason.

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Ribeye — $179

Incredibly tender and delicious American Wagyu, as stocked and shipped by Huckberry.

Bear with me here a second, folks. When you gear up for fall, you should still consider the fact that you’ve got a bit of prime grilling season left. Head to the Huckberry Provisions Shop to get the latest from Snake River Farms.

Myles Apparel Farallon Fleece Jacket — $138

Myles Apparel review

The best men’s casual jacket of the moment.

Get one of the best shirt jackets for fall while it’s still around, then rest easy knowing the Myles Apparel Farallon Jacket is made from cozy, lightweight thermal fleece in a tailored, not overly bulky, fit. And, you can use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off right now.

FRYE Mayfield Lace-Up Leather and Canvas Boots — $189

FRYE boots review

Rugged, tough-as-nails boots from a heritage bootmaker.

Get quite the deal (more than 40 percent off) on these rugged leather boots, delivered to you courtesy of FRYE. Yes, that’s right — we just keep on talking about the best men’s boots for fall, and this pair (complete with waxed-canvas side detailing and Goodyear welt construction) definitely qualifies.

Marine Layer Saturday Pants — $125¬†

Marine Layer Saturday Pants

Casual-yet-versatile five-pocket pants that offer plenty of fall wearability.

Let’s shift our attention ever so slightly towards weekend-ready comfort. These stylish five-pocket pants are built more like joggers for many a fall weekend relaxing or on the run to your favorite brewery, but that doesn’t mean they won’t work with FRYE leather boots.

Tanner Goods Utility Bifold — $100 via Cool Material¬†

Utility Bifold

A sleek, essential leather wallet to add to your EDC, courtesy of Cool Material.

Searching for a slim leather wallet that’ll fit stylishly in the pocket of your, say, slim five-pocket pants? Meet the rugged-yet-sharp Tanner Goods Utility Bifold as sold by Cool Material.

Topo Designs 3-Day Global Briefcase — $159

A durable, tough bag that was made specifically for long weekends.

Speaking of everyday carry essentials, why not load up for a quick fall getaway with the Topo Designs Global Briefcase, ehh? Consider it one of the best bags for a long weekend.

Filson Safari Cloth Long-Sleeve Shirt — $125

Filson shirt review

A durable shirt made specifically for layering from Filson.

You know the rugged men’s gear being produced by Filson can withstand darn near anything, right? This Filson Safari Cloth Shirt is no different, and it’s made to be layered atop your favorite henley or beneath a rugged waxed jacket. How about it?

Everlane Washed Black Denim Jacket — $98

Everlane denim jacket

A classic faded black denim jacket in an agreeable fit — well-done, Everlane.

Cruise on over to Everlane to get one of the coolest denim jackets of the moment. The Washed Black color and tailored fit make this classic denim jacket perfect for transitional fall style, especially with a rugged Filson shirt.

Luminox F-117 Nighthawk Watch — $790

Luminox watch review

A rugged men’s watch made to stand up to anything and everything this fall.

There’s never a bad time to invest in one of the best men’s pilot watches, and with military-grade quality and plenty of experience, Luminox has come through with one of the best men’s watches for fall adventures … and darn near anything else, for that matter.

Billykirk No. 479 Carryall in Black — $550

Billykirk review

A tough-as-nails carryall bag for when you need just a bit more carrying capacity on longer fall trips.

You’ve got the best watch for fall, plus the best bag for long weekend trips … but what about a durable carryall bag for slightly longer fall getaways? Enter the Billykirk No. 479 Carryall.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants in Grey — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Cozy, sweat-resistant merino wool sweatpants from a standout brand.

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen these stylish jogger pants from Ibex on the blog, and it won’t be the last. Every guy needs comfortable sweatpants for chilly days — these are it.

Are you still with me, folks? Thanks for sticking around to read about¬†20 of the best fall style essentials for men,¬†starting with some of the best slip-on boots and carrying right on through to other must- have picks, from stylish jogger pants to a rugged Timex watch. I have plenty of favorites from the above list, so it’s tough to narrow it down to my favorite, but I personally love the classic denim jacket from Everlane shown above, along with … those Beckett Simonon wingtip boots. Seriously, I can’t pick just one! To share your own favorites with me this week, be sure to give me a follow on Twitter. Cheers!

 

 

 

The Sunday Sale: Get 30 Percent Off A Classic Barbour Jacket Right Now at UNCRATE

It’s hard to believe we’re about to cross over into October, is it not? And that means (at least) one thing: You need to shore up your outerwear rotation with the Barbour Icons Beacon Sports Jacket, ASAP. First things first: It’s a modified version of the Barbour jacket worn by James Bond in “Skyfall,” which easily makes it one of the best men’s jackets for fall, and you need to head to the UNCRATE Surplus Shop to get the job done.

As you might recall from another Sunday Sale post covering the best sale picks at UNCRATE, the Surplus Shop is the stuff of legend, featuring high-quality menswear, gear and EDC essentials at some seriously low prices. And again, the Barbour Icons Jacket is as cool, rugged, dependable, durable¬†and¬†stylish as it gets. Oh, and did I mention that it’s more than 30 percent off? Because it is, and that’s great news if you want one of the best jackets for fall in your rotation right now.

SHOP: The Barbour Icons Beacon Sports Jacket At The UNCRATE Surplus Shop 

A rugged, unstoppably cool fall jacket that’ll wear well with anything.

It’s really hard to go wrong with a jacket as rugged, tough and well-made as the Barbour Icons Beacon Sports Jacket, what with its hard-wearing waxed cotton exterior and other field-ready touches (note the reinforced shooting shoulders). Make no mistake though, this isn’t a bulky, baggy jacket like days gone by — in fact, this classic Barbour jacket checks all the right boxes in terms of style points, featuring a trim fit and plenty of pockets for your everyday carry. There really is plenty to love about the Barbour Icons Jacket, and it’s got nearly limitless styling potential (wear it as Bond might, with a classic cashmere sweater, corduroy pants and rugged leather boots). How about that? Yes indeed, you can check one of the best jackets for fall off your shopping list, because the Barbour Icons Jacket has you covered.

SHOP: The Barbour Icons Beacon Sports Jacket At The UNCRATE Surplus Shop 

 

 

The Friday Read: A New Timex Watch, The American Giant Vault Collection & Everlane Jeans

Timex Allied Watch

A durable, casual and rugged watch to wear all fall.

First things first: I’d say it’s well and truly *time* to step into the weekend right now with anoher edition of The Friday Read, preferably with the rugged Timex Allied Watch (as seen above and as sold by UNCRATE) on your wrist. It’s one of the best men’s casual watches I’ve seen in some time, and one of the most affordable watches of the moment, for that matter (it retails for $125 at UNCRATE). The Timex Allied Watch has rugged good looks and easygoing style to pair with all your seasonal favorites — a few of which we’ll cover today, of course. It’s been a busy few weeks around here in terms of fall style, what with plenty of new products finding their way to my Brooklyn HQ (read: apartment), from the excellent Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt to some new Mott and Bow denim (all as seen on my Instagram, of course).

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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.

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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.
Everlane Uniform Collection

A perfect pair of black jeans for fall — right?

Luminox Land Collection

The toughest adventure watch your money can buy? Very nearly.

So, what’ll it be to start your weekend? Will you be checking out the American Giant Vault Collection and getting your hands on your new favorite hoodie? Perhaps shopping some slim black jeans from the the Everlane Uniform Collection is more your stride, or better yet on the accessories front, maybe the Luminox Atacama Adventurer is now on your fall style wish list (I know it’s on mine). As for me, I’ll be trying to narrow down my own personal style wish list. One last thing: If you could use some fall weekend style inspiration, you can’t go wrong with my guide on how to wear a waxed trucker jacket this season. It’s everything you need, and then some. Wherever your weekend adventures take you, stay safe, stay stylish and thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: New HELM Sneakers, A New Watch from UNCRATE & The Best Fall Jacket

HELM Cole Sneakers

Rugged, hiking boot-inspired sneakers that’ll offer plenty of fall wearability.

Thank you, my friends, for joining us for another edition of The Friday Read, where we’re starting things off with the right *step* for the weekend. I’m talking, naturally, about the excellent, brand-new HELM Boots Cole Sneakers as seen above. That’s right — the makers of some of your favorite boots (as covered here on the blog!) are launching the brand’s first pair of sneakers, and it’s fitting that they’re a nice hybrid between sneakers and boots. I love the HELM Cole Sneakers in rich wheat leather, and I dig the hiking-style speed lacing and the versatile high-top construction. The best new sneakers for fall? Very possibly. Remember, you can get $50 off your first order at HELM, plus free shipping. So, that’s my recommended footwear pick for many a weekend ahead. Onward to the rest of the weekend.¬†And yes, another reminder to check out my Tuesday-and-Saturday newsletter if you just can’t get enough of what we’ve got going on here. The Style Guide In Brief won’t let you down.¬†

Frank And Oak

As for me, I’m still enjoying a bit of R&R (call it a working vacation) visiting my parents in Florida — talk about a much-needed break. We’ve been able to hit the beach for some socially distanced sunshine, we’ve made plenty of trips to support local craft brewery Point Ybel Brewing (get the Kitten’s Paw, a light and refreshing hoppy pils!) and I’ve been able to work on features for the likes of Maxim.com (including a piece on the best leather sneakers) and GearMoose, naturally. I’ll be headed back to New York in the coming days, but have really loved being able to rest and relax down here. Hopefully, your weekend is filled with plenty of menswear, plenty of time to kick back, and perhaps some listening to the new album by The Killers. Cheers to the weekend, my friends.

Introducing MW07 PLUS True Wireless Earphones in Black Pearl

An iconic, one-of-a-kind watch – without a doubt.

The Gibson Jacket in Charcoal Birdseye Wool | Taylor Stitch…

Pre-order this classic wool jacket in advance of fall right now.

  • I’ve got a bit more of an affordable deal for you now these days — for a limited time only, the outstanding Taylor Stitch Gibson Jacket (a combination travel jacket and blazer and perhaps the best fall jacket) is available for a discount via the Taylor Stitch Workshop, so you best get on it. What’s more, you can read my full Taylor Stitch review over at GearMoose.
Topo Designs Summer Sale

Yes, it’s true — you can, and should, head over to Topo Designs to shop this standout sale.¬†

  • Ready to look towards the trail and the weekend? You best gear up over at Topo Designs, and more specifically, with the Topo Designs Summer Sale, featuring plenty of top picks for on and off the trail. To make it easy on you, I’d recommend you get the rugged Topo Designs Field Plaid Shirt or the Field Pants, quite possibly some of the best men’s field pants around.
  • Speaking of new gear, what could be a better way to close out summer and welcome fall than with a versatile men’s watch from Shinola? Check out my full rundown on the Shinola Duck Watch¬†for Maxim, and then get ready to get out on the water to end summer.

Folks, that’ll do it for today’s Friday Read. I’ve got one more shopping recommendation for you, though. If you missed last Saturday’s Style Pick of the Week, now’s the chance to redeem yourself. I wrote all about the excellent Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt, so you would do very well to read my Taylor Stitch review before you power through the day. Enjoy the weekend, my friends. Cheers!