#OOTD: Wear This Gear for the Perfect Thanksgiving This Year

Worried about what to wear to Thanksgiving? Worried you’re running out of time to put together an ensemble packed with fall style essentials? Folks, you’ve still got at least some time to get things together — and if you’re already on the road or packing up with one of the best weekender bags, well, consider this #OOTD some handy style inspiration all the same. Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and friends, reflect on a year well-lived and enjoy some (hopefully) crisp and cool winter weather in style. That being said, the below Thanksgiving #OOTD is all about casual-yet-polished comfort and style — these are the kind of picks you can mix and match (from an American-made flannel to a stylish wool blazer), yet they’ll also look just right on your own. The key here comes in not overthinking it …  but in putting forth some effort all the same, even for a quick crosstown jaunt. In fact, the blazer featured below (from casual style masters Outerknown) could be the blazer to wear for Thanskgiving. And yes, we’re recommending you wear a blazer — we’re going cool and casual, but not sloppy. So, you’ll also find a pair of sleek Chelsea boots up for the taking, to go along with a stylish leather watch — the details matter, without a doubt. This look works for travel to your destination, plus a meal at home, and you can also repurpose the rugged flannel shirt to wear on Wednesday (the biggest bar night of the year, after all, ehh?). And for travel, the Outerknown Ambassador Blazer has plenty of space for your everyday carry, too. Think of this as a multifaceted, versatile & polished #OOTD  that works at Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season — but first and foremost, let’s get you ready for the holiday. Don’t forget the pumpkin pie! And have a great holiday weekend, folks.

It’s never too late to put together the perfect #OOTD for Thanksgiving.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

  • The Blazer: Outerknown Ambassador Blazer, $325 — Is it too late to find the best blazer to wear for Thanskgiving? Not quite! Made with sustainable, unlined construction and featuring a tailored fit, this is the perfect casual blazer — not stuffy or uncomfortable in the slightest.
  • The Flannel Shirt: Flint and Tinder American-Made Flannel, $98 — While a rugged flannel shirt won’t work in warmer climates (simply swap in a stylish merino tee), this American-made flannel is as classic as it gets for the season. Plus, it looks great when you roll up the sleeves and shed the Outerknown Ambassador Blazer.
  • The Denim: Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Stretch Selvedge Denim, $198 — Want style that’s laidback and yet polished? Turn toward Todd Snyder’s selvedge denim — yes, you can wear jeans on Thanksgiving, especially if they’re made from rich Japanese selvedge fabric in a pleasing wash.
  • The Chelsea Boots: Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots, $220 — For ease of getting to and from Thanksgiving dinner, and for equal parts functionality (traction on slippery roads) and style (sleek Chelsea boots never fail), reach for Rhodes Footwear this season.
  • The Stylish Dress Watch: Martenero Kerrison Watch, $595 — Both rugged and yet refined, this is the stylish leather watch to wear to Thanksgiving (and any holiday party, for that matter). Not too loud, not too subtle — Martenero has done things “just right” here.
  • The Grooming Essential: Lumin Moisturizing Balm, $29 — For a big holiday like Thanksgiving, you’ll want to look your best — clear, refreshed skin is a crucial part of that. With that in mind, Lumin’s Moisturizing Balm (as tested by yours truly recently) is some of the best on the market.
  • The Travel Bag: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $298 — The best bag to pack for Thanksgiving? Very nearly. WP Standard comes through with a dependable travel bag that’s perfect for a long weekend.
  • The Host Gift: Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Wine, Price Varies — If you’re able to check a bag or bring along a gift for your host, reach for a richly crafted bottle of red wine aged in bourbon barrels. It’s absolutely perfect for the holiday season.

Again, what’s the key in getting ready for a casual-yet-sharp Thanksgiving, the kind of holiday you can really enjoy in style? It starts with solid building blocks, including the perfect casual blazer for a bit of polished style. It works quite nicely when worn atop an American-made flannel for casual style that won’t quit — and again, that flannel is multi-faceted and versatile. It all comes together in terms of standout off-duty style thanks to slim denim from American menswear master Todd Snyder, as fitting a designer to wear on this holiday as any. Team it all with rugged-yet-sleek Chelsea boots for a sharp finish to the main components of this Thanksgiving outfit. Yet, we’re not done yet. Stay on time through your travels with the remarkably rugged Martenero watch shown above, and be sure to use Lumin’s Moisturizing Balm to freshen up your mug for the holiday. Naturally, Thanksgiving is all about travel — and with that being said, you need a dependable travel bag from WP Standard for the holiday weekend. Bring along some Cooper & Thief bourbon barrel-aged wine for your host, and you just might be the hero of Thanksgiving. And with that, I’ll send you out to finalize your outfit and travel plans — oh, and stay tuned for more Black Friday-centric content later this week. Thanks for reading — I’m very thankful!

See Now, Buy Now: Wear the Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots to Every Holiday Dinner This Year

Step out in these rugged chukka boots for any holiday weekend (this one included!).

If you’re still searching frantically for the best boots to wear to a holiday party (as in, throughout Thanksgiving weekend coming up!), then you’re in luck — the Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots are some of the best casual boots on the market, and they check all the right boxes when it comes to standout style, dependability and durability. They’re coming at you courtesy of Huckberry, purveyors of all the gear you need for a holiday weekend — and for a casual-yet-polished pair of boots to wear to Thanksgiving and beyond, there’s no better place to turn than the Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots. Take the silhouette — they’re a play on the classic chukka boot, so that means they’ll work with everything from your favorite pair of corduroy pants to slim dark blue denim at a holiday gathering (or a night out at the bar, am I right?).

SHOP: The Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots 

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

A low profile and classic design make these chukka boots wearable … anywhere.

And as you would expect from some of the best chukka boots out there, the specs are taken care of quite nicely indeed. Which is to say: These handsome leather chukka boots blend soft European leather with an unlined and lightweight construction. While you might not want to wear these leather chukka boots out into a foot-deep snow drift, they’ll do just fine for killer fall style, preferably teamed up with your favorite flannel shirt — if your holiday leans more casual. These are a classic pair of chukka boots that’ll also do well with a whole host of menswear essentials: Try ’em out with a white Oxford shirt and faded dark blue denim, then pair that look up with a sharp navy blazer. On the other hand, the exceptional Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots can also pull double-duty with a rugged henley and corduroy pants for a more laidback look (brewery run, anyone?). There you have it: Excellent holiday weekend style sorted.

SHOP: The Rhodes Dylan Chukka Boots 

Style Pick of the Week: Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket

The ruggged, classic jacket that’s going to make it a heck of a lot easier to take on fall and winter.

There are certain classic men’s jackets that are so striking and iconic, they’ve carried over the years and resisted trends and the passing of time — take the Schott NYC Leather Moto Jacket, for starters (as covered here on the blog), and add the Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket to that list, no questions asked. Among the best men’s jackets your friendly neighborhood menswear writer has laid eyes on, the Barbour Bedale Jacket is a true favorite, made to be worn all through fall and winter — day after day, snowstorm after snowstorm. To kick things off, if you’re on the hunt for a jacket to wear to Thanksgiving as you roll over the river and through the woods, this rugged Barbour jacket is the one you’re going to want on your back. Barbour has a long tradition of making the toughest men’s jackets on the market, and they haven’t missed a beat (again, in spite of the passage of time). What is it precisely about the Barbour Bedale Jacket that delivers the goods? Let’s talk about how it’s a callback to the Barbour attention to detail, for starters. While there are companies that have been making jackets for ages, the Barbour Bedale Jacket dates back to 1980, when it was arguably one of the first short, lightweight jackets delivered for outdoor use. Made to be worn when riding horseback and then pioneered by hunters and explorers (and gentlemen like yourself!), it’s a stone-cold menswear classic you should be proud to own.

SHOP: The Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket 

The right details and construction set this jacket apart.

In fact, this rugged Barbour jacket is nearly recognizable almost in an instant, made with a tough waxed canvas outer shell that’s the perfect repellent to blustery, cold countryside days (especially in its home of Great Britain). The thick plaid flannel lining is another classic Barbour touch, geared to provide extra warmth — especially when worn over your favorite flannel shirt or a rugged henley. It’s the kind of jacket that’s only going to get better the more you wear it, as the waxed canvas ages and takes on more character through each adventure (or excursion to your local brewery, at that). Heck, we haven’t even talked about the corduroy collar, another touch that Barbour has made all its own when it comes to the Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket. Heavy-duty hardware and a tough YKK zipper give you all the dependabilty you need, too. From A-to-Z, again, this is perhaps one of the toughest men’s jackets you’ll ever own.

SHOP: The Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket 

The Friday Read: What to Wear for Thanksgiving, Filson’s New Jacket & the Best Corduroy Blazers

This jacket is seriously tough and rugged — perfect for a winter weekend.

Given that it’s a late November weekend, it’s understandable if you’ve got rugged winter style — and holiday gift shopping, for that matter — on the brain. Case in point: Perhaps the excellent Peregrine Bexley Jacket shown above is on your shopping list (or your holiday wish list). And if you weren’t ready for winter before, I’d wager that a rugged waxed jacket is going to help get you ready in a hurry. Again, Peregrine means business — so too, should your winter style. OK, let’s get to the rest of today’s Friday Read. First and foremost, I’m excited to close out a busy week in Brooklyn, which featured a show at the excellent Elsewhere venue in Bushwick by indie rockers Wild Nothing. Yes indeed, it’ll be high time for some much-needed rest and relaxation back home, including a late fall stroll through Prospect Park and an Old Fashioned or two at my favorite bar in Brooklyn. This week was exciting in other ways, too — the lineup was announced for The National Homecoming Festival, an incredible Cincy fest put on by (and celebrating!) my very favorite band … yes, of course, The National. I went to the first edition of the festival in April 2018, and for this go-round, I already have my tickets! Needless to say … I couldn’t be more thrilled to return to Ohio next year! Will I see you there? Let me know on Twitter. In the meantime, be sure to get your weekend started on the right foot with today’s Friday Read.

  • In matters of style, first and foremost, one of the best men’s blazers can take your look from good to great, whether you pair it with your favorite henley or with a crisp Oxford shirt. And there’s something to be said for doing things a bit differently in that regard — like switching up the texture and fabric of your blazer. And on that note … I wrote about my favorite corduory blazers for The Manual, so you can dress for the season with ease.
  • I mentioned above that we’d be telling you about the best men’s winter jackets for the season here, including one from the rugged gear purveyors at Filson. Well, ladies and gentlemen … that time has come. Specifically, I covered the excellent Filson Double Mackinaw Wool Jacket over at GearMoose, and you can rest assured that it’s ready to go anywhere this season (yes, even to Thanksgiving dinner!).
  • Speaking of seasonal dressing — as in, dressing for Thanksgiving dinner — you might find this recent #OOTD covering what to wear on a chily fall day comes in mighty handy as you prep for the rest of November and December.
  • As I mentioned above, it’s been a very, very exciting week in my neck of the woods, as The National Homecoming, the second iteration of the excellent festival put on by my favorite band, returns next May. Read about this terrific festival here.

OK, before you go away for the weekend … stick around with my guide to the best new menswear for fall and winter, why don’t you? I think you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for when it comes to winter style essentials, including a tough shirt jacket, some standout whiskey for fall and winter, and rugged leather boots aplenty. That’s where your weekend should start — where will it take you? Adventure in style & thanks for reading!

Shop The Best Trends For Men with Babbleboxx This Holiday Season — And Enter This Giveaway

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If you, like me, prefer to take your time and put in the research when it comes to finding gifts for the stylish guy in your life, perhaps you’ll appreciate the BabbleBoxx Trends For Men Giveaway we’ve got going today on the blog. I’m all about making things easy in terms of gift-giving (not to mention handing out gift suggestions for myself to others!), and in that spirit, I think you’re really going to enjoy today’s giveaway — it features  a bevy of standout products, all of which I’ve been happy to test out recently. The giveaway is below, but before that, we’ll tell you all about these standout goods for men. So, here’s what’s in my box.

G-SHOCK Adrenalin Red Series GA700AR-1A from Casio 

A rugged watch you can wear every day this winter (and beyond).

If you follow the blog, you know I love a rugged casual watch — kind of like this tough watch from the recently introduced Adrenalin Red Series. This durable watch just so happens to feature 200 meters of water resistance, plus touches like a countdown timer, multiple alarms and a stopwatch for a combination of toughness and style. This men’s watch is, in short, ready for anything you throw at it.

GiftTree Engraved Bamboo Wine Tool Set & Personalized Wine Bottle 

The perfect gift for the wine lover in your life (or yourself!).

I’ve lately started trying to get more into wine, and if you know a wine lover in your life, then this GiftTree wine set could just be the perfect gift this season (and beyond). In fact, this GIftTree wine set would also make a great present if you’re on the hunt for personalized business gifts, too. The wine tool set’s refined bamboo box is engraved with your chosen initials and includes a stainless steel corkscrew and stopper, while the wine itself is a rich, lush blend from California featuring refined flavor notes of vanilla and black cherry. Even better? You can engrave the bottle with your chosen message and theme.

Zenni Optical 

Zenni Optical makes finding stylish glasses easy.

As an everyday glasses wearer, finding stylish glasses can be somewhat tricky, especially at a solid price — that’s where Zenni comes into play. Stylish eyewear like the pair shown above (these are the Woodgrain Rectangle Glasses) comes with built-in features like spring hinges and adjustable nose pads, and each pair can be made with your own prescription — or better yet, with tinted lenses — to give you even more versatility.

Solemates Blister Blocker SPORT & Deodorizer (Get 20 percent off through Dec. 21st with code ‘Babble20’)

Two essentials to care for your feet and your shoes, easily.

Taking care of your feet and your shoes in equal measure is something you’ve simply got to prioritize — that’s where Solemates comes into play, and they make things easy with products like the Blister Blocker Sport and Deodorizer, two essentials you’ve simply got to pick up ASAP (using that discount, preferably!). The Solemates Deodorizer is a handy footwear must-have, designed to dry quickly and remove odors in shoes, while the Blister Blocker is equally essential. It’s key in aiding blister prevention, and the formula is non-greasy, long-lasting and all-natural. It’s also (and again, this is key) fragrance-free. Two footwear care must-haves for a great deal — not bad, right?

How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines

For the maker or the engineer in your life, or for the guy who’s just curious about how things, well, work, it’s tough to surpass this beautifully composed book from Theodore Gray, complete with rich photography and a true all-ages feel for science fans at any level. You’ll be intrigued to learn how everyday machines work, and how we work with them, in turn — I guarantee it. It also happens to be the perfect gift book — hop to it!

Samuel Hubbard Great North Shoes

On the hunt for comfortable men’s shoes? Of course you are — that’s where these versatile, durable Samuel Hubbard shoes (featuring saddleback leather uppers & a comfortable XL EXTRALITE sole) enter the equation. Wear them with classic dark blue denim any day of the week.

OK, now to the giveaway …

From now until NOVEMBER 25, 2019, you can enter the below giveawy! One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following: Zenni Eyewear, Gift Tree Wine Bottle & Tool Set, G-SHOCK Watch, Solemates Blister Blocker Sport & Deodorizer.

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The List: Get Ready for Winter with My Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks

Get these rugged hiking boots for winter — and then read the rest of today’s edition of The List.

Are we starting the countdown clock on winter a bit early, perhaps? Well, yes — so, let’s say this edition of The List (my handy series covering your favorite style essentials) is covering the best new gear for fall AND winter in equal measure. And my friends, you’re going to like what you see, from the best new hiking boots on the market to rugged everyday carry essentials. They’re all yours for the taking, and with Thanksgiving and the holidays on the way, you  best get a move on when it comes to shopping.

Vivobarefoot Tracker Boots — $240

Surprisingly sleek hiking boots made to get you ready for winter.

Get prepped to hit the trail and take on fall and winter with these rugged men’s hiking boots from Vivobarefoot. These are surprisingly lightweight hiking boots that take on everything you can throw at ’em, and then some. If your November and December plans involve going off-trail, these are the way to go.

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

The right EDC essentials for the season.

We mentioned above that we’d get you geared up for the season with the best EDC essentials, and for one low price, you’re getting a heck of a deal with the Bespoke Post Gear Box, packed with goodies to bring on the go with your favorite hiking boots and tough camp pants.

Proof Rover Jacket — $168

A durable, lightweight jacket for when you need a quick and easy travel piece.

In the spirit of keeping your gear as rugged and streamlined as possible, reach for one of the best new men’s jackets, and a casually rugged one at that. When you need to haul your everyday carry essentials on a long trip, the Proof Rover Jacket is the easy, grab-and-go jacket you need.

Luminox ICE-SAR Arctic 1200 — $695

A rugged everyday watch with uncompromising style.

The impending depths of winter mean you need a rugged everyday watch that can take a beating — this new Luminox watch is precisely that timepiece. Made with stainless steel and 24-hour readability, it’s your new favorite watch to wear with a shawl collar cardigan and dark blue denim.

Slow and Low Hochstadter’s Rye Whiskey — Price Varies

A classic rye whiskey to enjoy on cold winter nights.

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season on the way, you’re going to want to serve up richly crafted fall and winter cocktails from your home bar — and it doesn’t hurt to have one of the best whiskies on hand. Slow and Low’s rye whiskey, available in can and bottle form, takes its cues from old-time saloon whiskey used to make the first Old Fashioned — and the results are remarkable. Head to GearMoose to read my full brief on Slow and Low whiskey

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in Timber Boss Duck — $128

Ridiculously tough camp pants from a brand that knows how to make ’em.

If you peruse the pages of the old blog here from time to time, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Taylor Stitch and specifically, the rugged Taylor Stitch Camp Pants. Particularly in the brand’s custom Boss Duck fabric (made with a remarkable blend of hemp, polyester, organic cotton and spandex), these are the best camp pants to buy for your next winter trip.

Topo Designs Mountain Shirt — $89

A classic chambray shirt made with the great outdoors in mind.

When you want the toughness of the outdoors merged with style that works in the city, that’s when you turn toward a rugged chambray shirt — and more specifically, the excellent Topo Designs Mountain Shirt. It’s done up for the fall and winter season with Western detailing and 100 percent organic cotton chambray fabric.

Rocky Mountain Underground BRFCS Travel Bag — $249

A tough everyday bag — and one made for weekend getaways, too.

Looking for a dependable travel bag to pair up with your Taylor Stitch Camp Pants for your next upstate fall or winter getaway? Look no further than this tough everyday carry from Rocky Mountain Underground, made with sleek reliability in mind.

Flint and Tinder Canvas Expedition Shirt — $118

Tough Panama canvas and spandex make for an essential fall and winter layer.

Whenever Flint and Tinder steps up to the plate, they’re guaranteed to knock it out of the park — baseball metaphor aside, that’s what they’ve done with the Canvas Expedition Shirt, a rugged men’s shirt for fall and winter that’s practically perfect to layer over your favorite henley.

Rhodes Footwear Huxley Boots — $220

Stylish Chelsea boots to wear to Thanksgiving (and beyond that).

Ever wondered how Huckberry and Rhodes Footwear can keep churning out some of the best men’s boots for any occasion? It’s a tall order, but they’re up to the challenge, and they’ve made some of the best men’s dress boots for winter right here — they’re also the perfect boots to wear for Thanksgiving, what with sleek style and an anti-shock foam layer built in. Well-done!

Thirsty Monk Trail Monk IPA — Price Varies

An IPA brewed with orange zest for a good (no, great) cause benefitting the outdoors. Photo courtesy of Thirsty Monk.

Here’s the thing about craft beer — if you’re willing to seek it out, you’re going to find excellent local and regional brews in plenty of places. And if you live in or near Portland, Asheville or Denver (three of my favorite cities!), you know the joys of the terrific “Belgian-rooted ales” being produced at Thirsty Monk’s brewpubs. That list includes the new Trail Monk IPA, made with orange peel and zest for a bittersweet zing at the finish. I had the chance to visit the excellent Asheville Downtown location, and I can’t recommend it enough — what’s more, portion of proceeds from sales of Trail Monk will benefit Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in Asheville, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative in Denver, and Trailkeepers of Oregon. Craft beer that tastes great AND gives back? That’s nearly too good to be true!

Taylor Stitch Lodge Sweater in Army — $168

A seriously soft, one-of-a-kind Taylor Stitch sweater on tap.

Not to worry, we’re back to menswear here — but for when you want to layer up with your new favorite sweater to grab a delicious craft beer this winter, reach for one of the best men’s sweaters, as done up by Taylor Stitch (naturally, of course). Even better? It’s made with incredibly soft 100 percent baby yak.

Jumper Boxer Briefs — $25

The best boxer briefs on the market? Try them for yourself.

No matter the rest of your gear rotation, it’ll always pay off to ensure the details are taken care of — such as with a pair of some of the best men’s boxer briefs from Jumper. Comfort and breathabilty are what you’re getting here.

Billy Reid Louis Henley — $150

A premium henley that pulls no punches in terms of quality.

OK, last but not least, let’s wrap things up with a look at one of the best men’s henleys you’re apt to find in your shopping search. Billy Reid knows all too well how to upgrade your men’s basics, and this pleasingly rugged henley is old-school inspired and yet perfectly modern.

 

Which of the above best new men’s gear picks caught your attention the most? Perhaps you’re looking forward to enjoying Slow and Low’s rye whiskey? Or maybe, you need to layer up with one of the best men’s henleys as shown from Billy Reid. Or perhaps you’ve got your heart set on picking up the Canvas Expedition Shirt from Flint and Tinder? Whatever floats your boat, let me know about it on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

#OOTD: How to Dress for a Fall Evening On The Town — The Right Way

So, you’ve done your research, you’ve made your reservation and you’re looking forward to an evening at your favorite cocktail bar, a secluded whiskey den or an old-school speakeasy — if it’s a special occasion, and even if it’s not, I’d bet you’re now on the hunt for what to wear out on a fall evening. Date night, weeknight, post-concert, pre-dinner … the right #OOTD can go a long way in terms of solidifying rock-solid fall and winter style, and I’m here to help you put it all together.

My go-to in a situation like this is usually my trusty Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket, to go along with my neighborhood whiskey bar, Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop, but perhaps you want to step it up a notch (NYC’s The Dead Rabbit ought to do the trick!). Wherever you go, the best men’s style essentials are crucial in that regard — we’re talking subtle but stylish, considered and composed. Witness our picks below, from slim black jeans — sharp but not too stuffy — to rich cognac leather boots and more unique touches suited to an evening on the town. Case in point: Layers like a rugged work jacket and slick-but-classic touches like an organic cotton Oxford shirt. Of course, you’ll also find the best leather dress watch in this ensemble for the taking. The key here is putting together a look that’s sharp, versatile and comfortable — in my mind, this is a get-up you could wear to the office, and then right out to dinner afterwards. It all comes together in a fall-friendly black-and-tan combination that’ll quietly turn heads, and hopefully, impress your company. Like the look of this? Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter. 

Pairing up rich leather boots with dark denim and a workwear jacket — all in the pursuit of great whiskey.

  • The Slim Dark Denim: Bluffworks Travel Jeans 2.0 in Black Dark Wash, $98 — Invest in the best with these slim black jeans in a flattering fit — built-in stretch and handy hidden pockets ensure your everyday carry essentials are taken care of, while the silhouette is dressy enough for a refined bar or speakeasy.
  • The Jacket: Vetra French Moleskin Jacket, $229 — A modern update to the classic workwear silhouette, this rugged work jacket provides a nice contrast to your slim black jeans and white Oxford shirt — it’s casual but not too casual, and visually interesting all the same.
  • The Shirt: By Garment Makers Organic Shirt, $78 — A crisp, classic white Oxford shirt is a foolproof move, no matter the occasion — and when the occasion involves enjoying an Old Fashioned alongside pleasant company, well, you’d best look the part. This might just be the best Oxford shirt to snap up for fall and winter.
  • The Boots: Moral Code Jacques Wingtip Boots, $249 — The right leather boots can really tie an outfit together — and the pair of the moment has to be this pleasingly refined pair from Moral Code, featuring classically rugged brogue detailing. Certainly sharp enough for a distillery, a speakeasy or your favorite cocktail bar.
  • The Watch: Carpenter Watches G2 Brooklyn Gent, $724.98 — For a refined evening out and about, only the best leather dress watch will do. Carpenter Watches makes a nuanced, subtle and yet visually interesting timepiece, to say the least.
  • The Everyday Carry Essential: Rustico Traveler’s Notebook and Wanderer Pen, $120 — Especially when visiting a new locale (and even when visiting an old haunt), a stylish leather notebook will come in handy when inspiration strikes — or when you simply want to remember that exact cocktail recipe.
  • The Socks: Taylor Stitch Merino Socks, $22 — Don’t discount the importance of stylish socks, especially this comfortable, anti-odor pair from Taylor Stitch.
  • The Leather Wallet: Bellroy Slim Note Sleeve, $89 — Stay sleek, streamlined and stylish with a slim leather wallet that keeps your valuables safe — no extra bulk required.

From top to bottom, head to toe, I’d say you’re not going to go wrong with this look for an evening enjoying your favorite cocktails. We’re keeping your look fresh and modern by swapping a blazer for a rugged work jacket, and then pairing up that piece with a classic white Oxford shirt for go-anywhere seasonal style (and yes, you can wear that combo at the office, too). From there, slim black jeans help carry the day by providing a nice mix of edgy style and a sharp silhouette — again, critical if you’re visiting a hip haunt in town. Of course, the right pair of rugged leather wingtip boots has to be what makes this outfit all work; the pair shown here from Moral Code are practically begging to be worn out on a fine fall or winter evening. Excellent essentials are also critical to keeping your ensemble streamlined and stylish, from a slim leather wallet to stylish socks and of course, stylish leather notebook to jot down tasting notes, recipes or random musings. And when hitting up your favorite cocktail bar, the small details seemingly get a bit bigger — take your wristwatch, then upgrade it from the average with the best leather dress watch — then prepare to watch the compliments roll in. This ensemble might look a bit different from the look you were first envisioning, and in my mind, that’s A-OK — it’s all about unique style and nuanced, subtle details. This look might even make your whiskey taste that much better — but again, that’s all up to you. Thanks for reading, and happy whiskey hunting (and tasting!).