The 10-Year Barbour Bedale Waxed Jacket: Is It Worth It?

Sometime in early September it happens. It’s usually one of those darker mornings or after a rainstorm: there is a feeling in the air, a slight bite, that reminds us that autumn is only a few weeks away.  It’s time to switch wardrobes, and the correct jacket is essential. You want to nail your look. … Read more

Filson’s Lined Packer Coat May Be the Most Epic Wool Coat on Earth

The Filson Lined Wool Packer Coat is one of the boldest statements in rugged wear today. When you first put it on, it seems to wear you. Then you go through a break-in period when you and this coat compete for dominance, over who will be noticed first. Then, you get comfortable with it; its … Read more

The 5 Best “Heritage” Style Shorts for Rugged Guys

This is a really niche topic, but since this site is about the kind of apparel that I look for, we’re doing it: the best heritage shorts. What Does Heritage Mean? We’ve published an entire article about what heritage means, but generally speaking, it refers to vintage or vintage-inspired casual American clothing for men, and … Read more

The 5 Best Hybrid Swim Shorts for Men You Can Wear From the Pool to the Bar

When you’re heading out to the beach or to a pool party and you don’t want to bring a change of clothes (or you don’t know what the changing room situation will be like) there’s every reason to pick up a pair of hybrid swim shorts, the latest and greatest invention in menswear. There once … Read more

The 5 Best Lightweight Shorts for Men 2022 | Linen, Hemp, Stretch

If you’re wearing shorts, make it count: make them high quality, and if you wait until the last possible second to stop wearing jeans and start wearing shorts you probably want the lightest weight shorts you can get. Many of the shorts I’ve collected below are linen, or hemp, or really lightweight cotton — but … Read more

The 10 Best Blazers For Warm Weather

While the long days of sweatpants and hoodies were nice for a minute, lately we’re looking for something else, something a bit more sartorially inspired. And if you’re as obsessed with style as I am, you might have noticed a definite rise in the amount of dapper gentlemen out rocking blazers. Why blazers though? The … Read more

American Giant vs Flint and Tinder: The World’s Best Hoodie?

It’s time to get a new hoodie and this time you want a good one — a really good one. You’ve graduated from the thirty-dollar polyester ones from Uniqlo and Champion and now you want quality and longevity. And if you’re Googling things like “best hoodie,” you’ve probably come across two big names: American Giant’s … Read more

The Ship John Wills Jacket – A 3-Year Review

“The mighty Wills Jacket is second to none”. It’s a bold claim, doubled down on by Ship John’s motto: ‘Stuff That Holds Up’. In recent years, the Portland, Oregon based clothing company has been making some serious waves in the world of heritage workwear. While Ship John makes a handful of other products including backpacks, … Read more

Why Filson’s Mackinaw Cruiser Is the Best Wool Coat of All Time

Sometimes, the way they used to make cold weather coats is still the best way. Enter what I think is the best and most famous wool coat ever: the American made Filson Mackinaw Cruiser. If you’re not already familiar with this absolutely legendary coat, you’re probably familiar with its buffalo plaid coat look. That’s because … Read more

The Best Value Waxed Jacket Is Flint and Tinder’s Trucker Jacket

With over a thousand reviews, this is Huckberry’s most popular jacket and one of, if not the most popular American made waxed jackets there is. The company that makes it isn’t the oldest — Flint and Tinder, an inhouse brand of Huckberry, was founded less than ten years ago — but with savvy marketing and … Read more