The List: Shop All of the Best Gear Picks for Men This Week

Expertly faded jeans to wear any time of year — including right now.

One thing is clear to me as we kick off another edition of The List: To power through this last stretch of winter (hopefully!), you need the best men’s style essentials around, and you need to throw everything you’ve got at the season. We’ll start out by looking at a classic pair of slim men’s denim, and we’ll carry that approach through to one of the best men’s sweaters and naturally, men’s grooming essentials. You can get through the rest of winter, and you can do it in style — trust me. OK, happy shopping!

Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans — $128

Slim men’s denim that works with your favorite menswear essentials.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a pair of slim men’s denim (or straight-cut men’s denim!) that you can wear anywhere, any time of year, look no further than the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans. They’re a personal favorite, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to wear ’em.

Bespoke Post Forge Box — $45

The well-crafted knife you didn’t know you needed.

If you scroll through the site often, you know that Bespoke Post boxes provide plenty of value on some of the best men’s style essentials around — and in this case, that includes the seriously handy Bespoke Post Forge Box.

Faherty Brand Reversible Sweatpants — $89

Slim sweatpants you can feel good about wearing outside the house (yes, seriously!).

If you’ve been feeling like you need some sweatpants that are actually stylish, and not sloppy, then these slim sweats from Faherty Brand (which are also reversible!) are the right way to go.

Finisterre Westray Crew — $132.98

A cozy-yet-stylish winter sweater is what you need now.

Check your thermostat — there’s a good chance it’s still bitterly cold out there. That’s where one of the best men’s sweaters comes into play, and that’s what makes the Finisterre Westray Crew so essential to your winter wardrobe.

Duke Cannon Thick 70 Body Wash Pack — $30

A full line of high-quality men’s body wash from Duke Cannon.

So, you might have noticed that Duke Cannon recently introduced a new line of body wash — the THICK High-Viscosity Body Wash, at that. It’s not your average shower soap — it’s available in rich scents and features expert quality. Add the whole pack to your list of men’s grooming essentials.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Washed Denim — $125

Another durable piece of classic menswear from Taylor Stitch.

If you follow the blog on the regular, it’s no secret that we love the rugged menswear being made by Taylor Stitch. That includes this beautifully crafted Washed Denim Western Shirt, featuring an expert fit and durable fabric — wear it under the Finisterre Westray Crew, for starters.

Our Legacy Knitted Hat — $146

Channel your inner Daniel Craig in this stylish navy winter hat.

Every guy — yes, you included — needs one of the best winter hats to stay warm in style. Our Legacy, as luck would have it, knows a thing or two about crafting some of the best men’s accessories, including this minimal hat that calls to mind Daniel Craig in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Shoe the Bear Dalton Leather Chukka Boots — $161.98 

Tough-yet-stylish leather chukka boots to wear all winter long.

No matter the season, a pair of the best leather chukka boots will take you far — it helps that these Shoe the Bear chukka boots are sleek, durable and ready to stand up to winter fabrics and textures.

Ecooking Face Cream — $34

One of your new favorite grooming essentials.

Keeping your face moisturized and hydrated is critical through the winter months — the Ecooking Face Cream (which I’ve recently tested) delivers on that aim quite nicely, and the packaging is pretty cool, too.

Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $89

A casually cool, well-made hoodie from Mott and Bow.

You know that Mott and Bow makes some of the best men’s denim around … but did you know they’ve expanded into a full line of classic hoodies and sweatshirts? This stylish zip-up hoodie should become a new weekend go-to.

Peak Design Travel Trio (Huckberry Exclusive) — $420

Durable travel gear that’ll keep your EDC safe and sound.

Peak Design consistently delivers some of the best travel gear for men, and now, you can get an entire trio of the toughest men’s travel gear that more than lives up to that billing. Grab these pieces before you hit the road.

HELM Boots Holt Boots — $350

Remarkably tough-yet-sleek leather Chelsea boots.

You absolutely know what you’re getting with HELM Boots — the Austin-based brand makes some of the best men’s leather boots, and now, they’re crafting some of the best Chelsea boots, too. The V-shaped elastic is unique and eye-catching — these are a perfect pairing with your Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans.

Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt — $88.98

A rugged, classic flannel shirt to wear all winter.

Winter is far from over, and that means you need one of the best men’s flannel shirts in your wardrobe right now. The Wellen Mendo Flannel Shirt is one of the most sustainable and stylish options you can find now.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $299.99

Upgrade your home audio system right away with Tivoli Audio.

There’s something to be said for curating a thoughtful life beyond menswear — a stylish home speaker like this one from Tivoli Audio can enhance a room and your listening experience, to say the very least.

 

OK, which of the above men’s style essentials are you splurging on (or saving on!) this week? Is it going to be a handsome speaker from Tivoli Audio, or perhaps something more classic, like the Flint and Tinder 1-Year Wash Jeans or the durable Bespoke Post Forge Box? For what it’s worth, you should also consider buying a stylish zip-up hoodie or perhaps a pair of the best leather chukka boots. The choice really is yours. Let me know what you’re picking up over on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

The Friday Read: Billykirk Leather Goods, New GREATS Sneakers & Banana Republic

A soft, lightweight flannel shirt to layer up with this weekend.

There’s really no time like the present — as we stand on the edge of another winter weekend — for you to pick up your new favorite flannel shirt. The right flannel shirt, as in the soft and dependable Lisboa Porto Shirt, is wearable all weekend long, from coffee to cocktails — and it’s the kind of easygoing, classic flannel shirt you can even wear around the house as you lounge around and click through today’s Friday Read. What exactly do we have going in today’s edition? Plenty, folks, including potentially your new favorite sneakers (if you’re not dealing with absurd amounts of snow right now). We’ll get to the rest in a moment, but it’s pretty wild to be nearing the end of February — on that note, I’m starting to get excited for an early March trek to Seattle (a new city for me!) that I’ve got planned.

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I’ll be staying at the always-excellent Ace Hotel, and of course, there’s quite the reason behind the trip: Legendary NYC rockers The Strokes (whom I had the honor of seeing on New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn) are making a triumphant return to the stage in advance of the April release of their new album, fittingly titled “The New Abnormal.” That being said, I’m already starting to prep for the trip, which I plan to continue this weekend as I enjoy some delicious coffee and spin my “Room On Fire” vinyl. Naturally, I’ll also be listening on repeat to the band’s new single, “At The Door,” a slow, synth-driven crooner with moody atmospherics — it’s a change of pace from the classics, and I love it all the same. OK, let’s pivot from indie rock back to menswear, shall we? Here’s today’s Friday Read — enjoy!

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  • What better way to start the weekend than with some new leather boots? I’m a big fan of FRYE leather boots, and would certainly recommend you check out the brand as winter closes out — consider them an underrated addition (for a great deal, at that) to your wardrobe as we wrap up February.
  • I mentioned above that we’d dig into some new sneakers in advance of early (early) spring, and those sneakers are in fact here — they’re the stylish, minimal and premium GREATS Court Sneakers, and I dug into what makes them so essential for GearMoose, per tradition. They’re affordable given the use of Italian leather, and they’ll wear extremely with everything from slim tan chinos and a rugged henley to a classic Oxford shirt and slim denim.
  • Speaking of slim denim, get a load of this: The good folks at Banana Republic are really changing the denim game, crafting slim blue jeans with 99 percent less water (yes, 99 percent!) thanks to its new Dry Indigo line — and of course, I wrote all about your new favorite denim over at The Manual. It’s all about sustainability and style in 2020, so you can’t go wrong.
  • If you’ve taken the time to curate a collection of thoughtful everyday carry essentials — as every stylish guy should do — then it only makes sense that you pick up the proper place to store them when you’re off the road, yes? A stylish valet tray is the ticket in that regard, and helpfully, I wrote about Billykirk Bronco Valet Tray for GearMoose. Best get to shopping now!

New Spring Arrivals

I often talk about the type of style essentials you can consistently wear day in and day out, year in and year out — and there’s perhaps no rugged base layer more suited to right now than a classic henley. With all that being said, I’m going to point you toward my guide on how to wear a henley right now, featuring plenty of gear picks you know and love. If you have questions on how to style it, or how to rock any of your other favorite winter style essentials, you know what to do: Reach out to me on Twitter. Cheers to the weekend!

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#OOTD: Wear Your Crewneck Sweater to the Office (Or Anywhere) This Winter

In recent years, the classic crewneck sweatshirt, the traditionally gym-centric style, has undergone a mdern resurgence — and I’m here to tell you that yes, you can wear your new favorite crewneck sweatshirt just about anywhere this winter, and you can do so with the rest of your winter style essentials. Can you wear it to the office? Yes, definitely. Out for drinks on the weekend? Assuredly. To get coffee and stroll through the park? Most definitely. So that’s where we’ll start today’s #OOTD, and we’re going to specifically focus on the new Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck (which also happens to be a wise pairing with slim Mott and Bow denim, while we’re at it). But back to the matter at hand — what exactly makes the crewneck sweatshirt so versatile for wearing beyond the gym? In this case, it starts with the tailored fit, the minimal color (navy is shown here), and the material & construction from Mott and Bow — French Terry cotton is high-quality but casual, which makes it an excellent complement to a timeless Oxford shirt and classic twill trousers as shown below. So that initial combo (alongside the Taylor Stitch Vertical Jacket) means you can take this look to the office then out to drinks afterward, just as easily as you can start from scratch on the weekends when you’ve got a full day out and about. As you’ll see, touches like rugged Chelsea boots give this look more than a touch of winter-ready functionality, and an equally rugged leather watch stands up to the heartier style demands of winter. So again, where you can take the Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck? Just about anywhere you like, naturally. Read on for the full look.

 

Yes, your Mott and Bow crewneck sweatshirt is as versatile as can be.

OK, so that’s how to wear your new favorite crewneck sweatshirt .Now, does this look work when you wear your trusty athletic logo crewneck? While those are all well and good to keep on hand for game days, the real key here is the Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Crewneck  — it’s slim, minimal and versatile enough to wear lounging on your couch or at home. Of course, this look gets an office-ready lift from the classic Oxford shirt from Huckberry (unbutton those buttons for a bit of devil-may-care style). Yet, the option as to where you’re heading wearing this outfit is entirely yours, seeing as the classic twill trousers shown here from Faherty Brand have the styling potential of jeans and the look of slim chinos. Naturally, that makes them the perfect pair of pants to match up with the winter-minded Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots — slip them on, then get out the door and get where you’re going (be it the office or a new distillery). What’s on your wrist is also important here, and the Bertucci A-2TR Vintage GMT is sharp enough to wear to the office, yet casually rugged enough to throw on during your off-duty pursuits. As ever with our #OOTD series, the little details matter, and using one of the best men’s face washes before you step out the door in the morning is vital, too — Duke Cannon knows how to make some of the best men’s grooming essentials out there. Naturally, the finishing touch is the Tanner Goods Utility Bifold — a critical part of your everyday carry, without a doubt. So, this look should work just as hard as you do. To see how I’m stying my own winter #menswear, head to my Instagram. Thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Headlands Sweater

A dependable winter sweater to wear any time the chill gets the best of you.

Perhaps right off the bat, you recognize today’s Style Pick of the Week — after all, we’ve featured this rugged winter sweater in my guide to dressing for a chilly morning, as well as my roundup of the best new menswear for 2020. With that being said, let’s dig right back into exactly why you’re going to love the Wellen Headlands Sweater (courtesy of Huckberry) for the rest of this season.  So, why exactly do you need this classic winter sweater right now? Well, for starters, it’s (likely) cold as heck out there right now — one of the best winter sweaters is simply a must. This isn’t your garden-variety winter sweater, however: It’s got all the necessary chops you’d expect from one of Huckberry’s two in-house brands (you’ve probably read about the Wellen Slub Flannel previously on the site, for instance). Naturally, the Wellen Headlands Sweater has all the trappings of a rugged winter sweater you’re going to enjoy wearing, from the waffle knit construction to the use of recycled polyester and wool. Sustainability is more important in the style world these days than ever, and Wellen makes every effort to amp up its work from the norm — a typically flimsy fast-fashion sweater, this is not.

SHOP: The Wellen Headlands Sweater

One of two excellent color options available.

Plus, with the Wellen Headlands Sweater, you get the ability to layer up your favorite winter style essentials right alongside this beautiful piece of knitwear. Want to wear a rugged flannel shirt underneath this sweater on a particularly chilly winter day? Go for it. Feel like throwing on the Wellen Headlands Sweater atop a casual long-sleeve tee? It’ll work for that, too.  The texture of the waffle-knit construction makes it a worthwhile complement to tougher, more textured winter menswear, too — take your favorite chore pants or a pair of inky blue dark denim, for instance. This  classic winter sweater  is going to stand out reliably (but not too much!) when worn with either of those pieces. As to where exactly you can take the Wellen Headlands Sweater? Well, that’s up to you — team it with a timeless Oxford shirt and that same pair of inky blue dark denim to wear to a casual office, or take that same combo mixed with rugged leather chukka boots for a weekend coffee date. And if you really want to layer up on a chilly winter morning? The Wellen Headlands Sweater is going to be your best bet underneath, say, the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. Talk about making your favorite winter style essentials work for you, ehh? It doesn’t get any better than that.

SHOP: The Wellen Headlands Sweater

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The List: Buy This Gear To Make Your Winter More Stylish

A subtly stylish, highly functional winter jacket.

It’s a big week around these parts — and elsewhere: Valentine’s Day is coming up later this week (check out my guide for what to wear on Valentine’s Day to help you out), and of course, it’s also prime time to shop the best new men’s style essentials. If you’re still at the point during winter where your daily routine and your wardrobe could use a shot in the arm, look no further than durable, rugged and stylish picks like Proof Lightning Field Jacket, one of the best winter jackets to throw on as you brave the chill. Rest assured, there’s more where that came from in today’s edition of The List.

Proof Lightning Field Jacket — $298

The sleek, tough field jacket to upgrade many a winter look.

We said it above and I’ll say it again: The Proof Lightning Field Jacket is as good as it gets when it comes to durable, sleek-yet-tough winter outerwear. Wear it with anything in your wardrobe, from a crisp Oxford shirt, wool trousers and Chelsea boots to your favorite henley and broken-in denim. Truly, the best winter jacket can take you anywhere.

Monoposto Autodromo Chronograph — $1,800

The sharpest, sleekest dress watch you can find.

Want to impress on Valentine’s Day — or any other day, for that matter? Wear this racing-inspired dress watch to turn heads in the very best way possible. it’s ultra-sleek, stylish and distinctive: The Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph is the complete package.
Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt — $125

An unbeatable flannel shirt from an unbeatable brand.

If you read this site, and if you know Taylor Stitch, then you know the coveted, much-loved Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, one of the best flannel shirts for winter. It’s perfect to wear over everything from a classic thermal shirt to, well, a chambray shirt for added warmth as a shirt jacket.
 
Buck Mason Field-Spec Cotton Henley — $68

You decide if this is the best men’s henley for chilly weather — how about it?

Buck Mason has beefed up its classic henleys in a big way, resulting in the ever-durable and layering-friendly Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley, one of the toughest henleys you’re going to wear all winter. It’s ideal to throw on under the Yosemite Shirt, too.

White’s Boots 350 Cruiser Boots — $476

Newly iconic, perfectly rugged leather boots — as good as it gets.

How outstanding are these classic leather boots from White’s Boots? I’ll tell you this: They could be the last pair of rugged leather boots you’ll have to buy for a long, long time — wear them with dark blue classic denim and your favorite shawl cardigan to drive home that timeless styling potential.
Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel — $125

A jam-packed lineup of grooming classics.

Yes indeed, the Duke Cannon Grooming Barrel is packed with so many men’s grooming essentials — from the best men’s cologne to new shampoo — that it comes in an actual barrel. What a way to upgrade your winter grooming in a hurry, ehh? Shop while it’s still around.

Peak Design Travel Backpack — $300

This tough travel backpack offers non-stop reliability.

If you’ve been searching for the best backpack for a winter trip — or perhaps just your daily jaunt across town — the very well-appointed Peak Design Travel Backpack is the tough, functional backpack you need ASAP.
Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt in Black — $119

The slick flannel shirt that’s going to add some minimal style to your wardrobe.

Perhaps you read on the blog earlier this winter about the best tech flannel shirt on the market — that’d be the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, made with hybrid cotton flannel fabric. But did you know it also comes in a sleek Black colorway? Educate yourself on your new favorite flannel shirt.
Faherty Brand Ocean Wash Denim — $198

Perfectly washed denim to add a little something to laidback winter weekends.

We’ll go back to Faherty Brand for some of the best men’s light wash denim on the market — no one said you had to shelve your expertly faded jeans just because it’s winter. In fact, these slim men’s jeans can even offer a nice change of pace from classic dark blue denim. With that being said …
Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim — $96

Crisp, classic dark blue jeans you’ll want to wear all the time.

Let’s move from some of the best men’s light wash denim out there to a pair that’s equally at home during the summer or winter, too: That’d be some of the best men’s dark blue jeans … the Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim. Wear them as often as you want — they’ll break in very nicely.
HELM Boots Marion Boots in Olive — $395

Rugged and classically cool men’s leather boots from HELM.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love my rugged leather boots — more specifically, my HELM boots. The Austin-based brand makes of the best classic men’s boots from quality materials, even taking a more unique approach to the rich olive leather of the HELM Boots Marion Boots. Pair ’em up with your Mott and Bow Rivington Slim Denim and the Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt, to start.
Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Fast Charging Block — $150 

A reliable and handy way to charge up your phone.

Perhaps you’re like me, in that your phone always seems to be running low on battery (oops!), and you’ve also got something wireless headphones to charge — enter the Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Charging Block, an unassuming way to power up your phone (and assuredly one of the fastest ways to charge your phone I’ve seen).
On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers — $170

The most dependable winter sneakers around.

Now, no one said you had to stow away your favorite sneakers just because it’s winter — in fact, the durability and versatility of the On Running Cloud Hi Sneakers makes them all the more worthy of being worn in winter for training sessions and outdoor exploration.
D73 Corsair Leather Jacket — $495

An heirloom-worthy leather jacket, no doubt about it.

How tough is it to find one of the best leather jackets to begin with? Let alone a stylish leather jacket under $500? Well, if you’re searching for one made the right way, it’s very tough indeed — enter the supremely cool D73 Corsair Leather Jacket. Wear it with a tough henley and Chelsea boots to a rock concert.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Jeans — $93.98

Durable, dependable denim from Flint and Tinder.

Over the years, I’d wager you’ve become familiar with Flint and Tinder denim. This is made-in-America denim that just so happens to be as good as it gets. Flint and Tinder features a variety of fits, and now, they’re making some of the best garment-dyed jeans for all your casual style needs (and yes, this is indeed the third pair of denim we’ve recommended today — ’tis the season!).
Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck —   $38.50

A cozy-yet-rugged crewneck that offers all kinds of layering potential.

Every guy needs a classic crewneck sweatshirt, the kind that’s got some rugged heritage and casual style appeal. The type of classic crewneck like the Russell Athletic Heritage Fleece Crewneck, an unstoppable winter sweatshirt that you can wear layered over your favorite long-sleeve tee or a classic Oxford shirt (buttons unbuttoned, preferably).
Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt — $138

An expertly crafted men’s shirt from some of the experts in the field.

Yes, that’s right — we’re turning back toward Faherty Brand and its classic men’s shirting. In this case, the Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt is laidback, casual and easy to grab and go — especially when you pair it up with
5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots — $149.99

Rough-and-tumble boots to add a little something extra to your winter ensembles.

Looking for some of the most rugged boots you can find? The kind of outdoor boots made for work and tactical pursuits — yet with style that allows you to stride confidently into your favorite brewery? 5.11 Tactical has come through with the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots, and they’re quite possibly the perfect winter boots.
Once again folks, I hope The List has delivered everything you’d expect from a, well, list of the best new men’s gear. There are several pieces I’ve even got my eyes on, from the Buck Mason Field-Spec Henley to the 5.11 Tactical ATLAS 8-Inch Boots and naturally, the drool-worthy Monoposto Autodromo Chrongraph. Of course, the Proof Lightning Field Jacket is a hands-down winner, too. What did you think of today’s picks? Give me a shout on Twitter and let’s keep the fun going.

 

#OOTD: How to Layer Up with a Trucker Jacket for Winter

‘Tis still the season to … layer up with winter style essentials, is it not? And so we begin another #OOTD, taking on a tricky question that can spring up during the doldrums of winter: “Do I really have to wear that jacket again?” Maybe it’s the coat you always wear. Maybe it’s got you feeling like you need a change of pace. Fear not, my friends — I’m here to present the humbler trucker jacket as one of the best new pieces of outerwear you can layer up with. Particularly if it’s not snowing like crazy, and temperatures aren’t in the single digits, it pays to have a whole host of go-to winter style picks that are just different enough from the everyday — in this case, we’re talking about an American-made fleece trucker jacket that’ll keep you warm and toasty when paired with, say a classic long-sleeve shirt from Buck Mason and a rugged denim shirt. It’s a solid change of pace from the ordinary, and it can always be fun to switch things up. The rest of this look is as classic as can be, perfect for a laidback weekend outing, an afternoon at your favorite burger bar, a quick weekend getaway, and perhaps, just maybe … super-casual Friday at work. After all, we’ve got classic chinos and stylish leather boots in the mix, too. You’re going for a look that’s not too over-the-top, but one that just works when it comes to the right style essentials for the season. To get the full picture, keep scrolling, reading and shopping. Like what you see? Let me know all about it on Twitter.

All of the rugged gear picks you need to stay warm in style this winter.

OK, do you have a better idea of how to dress for winter — and how to wear a trucker jacket for winter? It’s something that at first glance might not make a ton of sense, but when done the right way (especially with a warm fleece trucker jacket from American Giant), it can provide plenty of benefits. The best layers for winter are really critical here, too — so, a classic long-sleeve shirt from Buck Mason is going to keep you nice and warm without being overly stuffy. The same goes for your classic denim shirt, also from Buck Mason — talk about a one-two punches that delivers perfectly casual-yet-versatile style potential. Things get amped up ever-so-slightly without going over the top via classic chinos from Flint and Tinder, which also offer up office-friendly (or brewery-ready) style when teamed up with stylish leather boots from HELM Boots — those boots in particularly will age wonderfully over time. They’ll also work in tandem with a rugged, stylish leather watch for a dash of adventure-minded functionality. And thankfully, one of the best men’s deodorants is going to keep you smelling and feeling great — just as a rugged tote bag from Tanner Goods is going to get your gear essentials from point A to point B in style. That’ll about wrap up this #OOTD — where is it going to take you this winter? Great places, I hope. Thanks for reading — cheers!

The List: Here Are 20 of Your Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks This Week

The best new everyday carry kit? You be the judge of that.

My friends, if you’re in need of the best new men’s gear, from new EDC essentials (as seen above from Raen + The James Brand) to a new Bespoke Post box, then you’re going to like today’s edition of The List. Early February can be a grind as we plow through the season with winter style essentials, but rest assured, the going gets easier — if you have the best men’s style picks, that is. In fact, I rounded up 20 of my favorite new style picks. Yes, 20! And after today, you sure will have a list of your own. Read on to find out  more, and be sure to give me a look on Twitter and Instagram if you like what you see. Cheers!

Raen Optics + The James Brand Everyday Carry Kit — $275

Two crucial additions to your everyday carry, guaranteed.

If it’s a new set of EDC essentials you seek — and seriously, we could all use an everyday carry upgrade in the new year — then the new Raen Optics + The James Brand EDC Kit is the way to go. This EDC kit features your new favorite sunglasses (which will come in handy even during winter!) and it also features the Elko pocket knife from The James Brand. In short, it’s the EDC upgrade you need ASAP.

Bespoke Post Polished Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

All the right essentials for the best shoe shine ever.

I mentioned earlier that we’d cover a new Bespoke Post box, and here it is in all its glory. Finding the best shoe polishing kit can be a bit of a taxing search, but Bespoke Post does it right with some of the best gear to shine your shoes. Seriously, it could be downright fun now.
Duke Cannon “El Cuatro” 4-Count Variety Pack — $25 

Four of the best soaps from Duke Cannon to upgrade your winter grooming.

Upgrading your winter grooming essentials just got easier, thanks to this four-pack of outstanding soaps (in large, oversized bars) from Duke Cannon. Seriously, I’m a big fan of the brand — this is some of the best soap I’ve tried.
Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber — $495

The best new bomber jacket you need now? Quite possibly.

Is there ever a bad time to consider getting a classic bomber jacket? Especially the Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket? Given that you can layer it now over your favorite crewneck sweater, then keep it handy to wear with a classic white T-shirt come spring, there’s no time like the present to buy your new bomber jacket.

ANIAN Melton Wool Shirt — $189

A rugged flannel shirt fit for winter.

Along with winter grooming essentials and a new EDC kit, you should also consider adding a rugged winter shirt to your shopping list. Specifically, a tough wool overshirt from ANIAN — it looks to be one of the best new flannel shirts you can layer, and layer you should (with your favorite henley, of course).
Mott and Bow Hooper Crewneck Sweatshirt — $89

Classically rugged and stylish from Mott and Bow.

Yes indeed, the hits keep coming, as this isn’t the first time you’ve read about this stylish crewneck sweatshirt on the blog. Mott and Bow, purveyors of some of the best men’s denim around, are making a rugged crewneck sweatshirt to wear in all your casual style pursuits this winter. Preferably, pair it with some Mott and Bow denim, will ya?
Astorflex Contflex Boots — $165

Rugged winter boots to dress up or dress down.

There are regular boots, and then there are the best men’s boots — or rather, the best men’s dress boots, we should say. The Astorflex Contflex Boots fit the bill if you want rugged boots that work with everything from your favorite chinos to more casual blue denim, and they do so in style.
Timex Q Timex Watch — $180

A vintage-inspired timepiece that simply gets the job done — well-done, Timex.

One of the best things being done by Timex? The relaunch of cool archival watches like the Timex Q Watch, a seriously sharp and affordable men’s watch that looks great when worn with anything (including the aforementioned Astorflex Contflex Boots). It’s perhaps the best new watch to buy now.
Faherty Brand Sconset Crew — $148

The understated-yet-stylish sweater you need in your life.

Before we go any further, know that a classic cashmere sweater can be the secret style weapon you didn’t know you needed. Wearable over a crisp white Oxford shirt or a long-sleeve crew, the Faherty Brand Sconset Crew is understated, classic & stylish — the perfect winter sweater, in short.
HELM Boots Zind Brown Leather Boots — $350

Some of the toughest leather boots for winter, easily.

What’s one thing you need to complement, say, the perfect winter sweater? Why, rugged leather boots, of course. And where are going to get some of the best leather boots for your hard-earned cash? The answer, my friends, is HELM Boots. Simple as that! Plus, as I’ve said in the past, you can get $50 off your first pair of boots, plus free shipping. Cheers!
Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover — $148

The best new pullover to layer with winter could be this one.

Let’s keep talking about the best men’s sweaters here, shall we? In short, for both casual weekend style and as the perfect travel layer, the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover delivers the goods, and then some.
SYMBOL Audio AERO LP Storage Cabinet — $3,040

The ultimate in home audio equipment and storage.

Yes indeed, we’ve previously featured SYMBOL Audio on the blog … are the brand’s outstanding home audio wares expensive? Heck yes. Is this the coolest LP storage cabinet I’ve ever seen? Also, yes.
Western Rise Evolution Pants — $149

Durable, dependable, ready for travel and whatever’s next.

When a pair of pants gets voted the best men’s travel pants, you stop and pay attention. If you want the perfect pair of pants for a winter getaway, consider adding the Western Rise Evolution Pants, made with remarkable nylon Suplex fabric, to your wardrobe. Acceptable pairings include with the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover (wink, nudge).
Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

No finer henley than this classic men’s henley from Faherty Brand.

Yes, we’ve got more of the best new menswear from Faherty Brand. In this case, we’re talking about one of the most rugged men’s henleys your money can buy, and a perfect layer underneath the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover.
Duke Cannon “Moderate Self-Improvement” Box — $50 

All of the best grooming essentials you need for winter, and then some, all via Duke Cannon.

In the spirit of both self-improvement and hey, fun, Duke Cannon has put together its “Moderate Self-Improvement Box,” which actually happens to be a jam-packed box of men’s grooming essentials you can make use of any time of year — especially as we continue to kick off 2020.

Bridge and Burn Fraser Jacket — $288

As rugged and dependable as it gets from Bridge and Burn.

Layering up for winter with one of the best men’s parkas should be high on your to-do list — and this rugged waxed parka from Bridge and Burn might just take the cake as you search for one of the best men’s jackets. Bingo.

AER Travel Pack — $230

As dependable and rugged as it gets on the travel bags front.

When you want rugged, functional style and carrying capacity, one of the best travel bags is going to be a requirement, surely. In that case, you’re going to want to consider the easy-to-carry, durable AER Travel Pack — consider it the grab-and-go bag to pair with your rugged waxed parka from Bridge and Burn, ehh?

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $248

The Ojai Jacket is one of the best waxed jackets on the market, easily.

Make no mistake, the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is one of my favorite new jackets — and it’s going to serve as one of the best winter jackets for you, too. Made from a custom Halley Stevensons waxed fabric from Scotland, it’s one of the toughest winter jackets you  can layer up with.

Melin Destination Lambswool Beanie — $64.98

A classic lambswool beanie to keep you warm and dry this winter.

Maybe one of the best winter hats has eluded you to this point? That’s not the case anymore with this classic lambswool beanie from Melin and Huckberry.

Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet — $119

The tough, sleek travel wallet you need in your bag next time you hit the road.

Last but not least, let’s talk about one of the best leather wallets for a minute, alright? Specifically, one of the best passport wallets — Bellroy has made this one sleek, stylish & effortlessly cool.

 

Alright, folks — I know we covered a ton, and I mean A TON, of ground there. From one of the best passport wallets  back to a new set of EDC essentials, did you have any favorite gear picks? Lest we forget, we also discussed the effortlessly cool Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket and other crucial accessories, including one of the most rugged men’s henleys. It goes without saying it’s always tough to pick a favorite from a long list, but  heck, even the HELM Boots Zind Boots are a contender for me. There’s no right or wrong answer — only gear to add to your shopping cart. Thanks for reading & happy shopping!