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Summer never lasts long enough, am I right? I’m more of a warm weather guy, and although fall and winter are fast approaching, I’m looking forward to layering again as slightly cooler temps roll in.
If you’re looking to gear up for fall, check out this cool stuff from one of my favorite online shops, Huckberry.
It’s one of my faves because they curate great products that are for a slightly more adventurous individual, and while I’m not some free solo climber scaling the faces of mountains without a rope (or even with a rope), I do embrace a more rugged style aesthetic, especially in the fall and winter.
So think boots, heavy denim and chinos, flannels, coats, beanies, etc. Most, if not all, of which Huckberry carries. That’s in addition to great stuff for your home, office, walls, and of course, your actual outdoor excursions. Plus, they have an incredible publication (which you should sign up for).
Huckberry is members only, but free to join. If you haven’t yet signed up, do that here really quickly, and then click through to some of the products I mention below.
Anyway, on to my picks for fall. I’ve split them up into two categories: clothing + accessories, and home + lifestyle.
Clothing + Accessories
Into Clarks’ chukkas but want something a bit different that not everyone else has? Check out Astorflex’s Greenflex chukka. These are handmade in Italy by a family that’s been making boots for six generations.
They also focus on an environmentally-friendly construction and materials, and the boots themselves are made from a soft suede leather, 100% natural rubber crepe soles… classic chukka styling.
ALTERNATIVE: Danner Mountain Light Cascade Clovis
Another boot I like (albeit a totally different style) are these Danners. You can wear them with chinos and denim, both in the fall and throughout winter. There are only a few sizes left, so I don’t want to get your hopes up… but check them out, and if you’re one of the lucky ones whose size is still available, snag one while you can.
ALTERNATIVE: Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boot (Amber Suede)
If you’re looking for a work boot silhouette, you can’t get much better than the Wolverine 1000 Mile. This model is made from premium suede, and has a classic leather sole with Vibram heel. It also features a Goodyear Welt construction (allowing for replacement of the sole once it wears out in like, 36 years).
Durable, comfortable, and good looking, this will be perfect for fall.
American-made, tailored fit, and comfortable as f*%k, these cotton chinos have a bit of Lycra in them (the stretchy stuff that makes it so comfortable and easy to move in)
They have a few colors available. I just like this slate color best (but be sure to check out their other pairs).
A comfortable take on a classic piece; every guy could use a denim jacket. This is the perfect layering jacket for when the air turns a bit frigid, and with a bit of stretch, you can easily layer a long sleeve henley underneath and still have that freedom of movement.
ALTERNATIVE: Roark Revival Officer Jacket
Need a waterproof layer to keep you dry without weighing you down? The Officer Jacket is what you’re looking for. Snap fronts, neutral color with a contrast collar, and designed a bit roomy so you can wear bulkier layers underneath.
Arguably the king of affordable automatics, the Bambino got a sleek dial upgrade from the last version, plus a new, improved automatic movement made in-house by Orient (Calibre F6724 automatic movement with date, hand-winding and hacking).
You get a black leather band, black dial, stainless steel case and buckle, plus an automatic movement that self winds with your wrist’s movement. A beautiful sharp casual or formal dress watch.
ALTERNATIVE: Luminox Navy Seal Colormark w/ Extra Strap
For something a bit more rugged, check out Luminox’s murdered out Navy Seal Colormark. Its band and casing are made from a super lightweight carbon-reinforced polycarbonate.
It also comes with an extra black rubber strap, as well. THIS WATCH IS SO COOL PLEASE BUY TWO AND SEND ONE TO ME.
I kid I kid! (Kinda. Not really.)
I love a good weekender bag. I especially love a tough leather one that I know will last ten lifetimes… bonus points if it holds a few days’ worth of clothes and shoes, heh.
This is part of Nisolo’s new Travel Collection: super minimal, timeless style, vegetable-tanned leather, and like all their products, intentionally designed and ethically made with sustainability at the forefront of everything they do.
ALTERNATIVE: Piorama Adjustable Bag
I get it. Sometimes a beautiful leather weekender isn’t practical. Or maybe you just prefer something a bit more lightweight and versatile… something you can rough up and not feel bad about. The Adjustable Bag from Piorama may be more your jam.
This thing expands / contracts to 3 different sizes, from a 31L, to 46.5L, to a HUGE 62L bag. You also have three ways of carrying this thing: as a backpack, over the shoulder (like your typical messenger bag), or with handles. You also have plenty of interior and exterior pockets, and the whole thing is water-resistant. Best of all, it’s super lightweight at only 2.2 lbs.
Two things I hate about most dopp kits:
- The most common style is low-profile and wide, with one zipper in the middle. This makes it tough to load up and to grab stuff on the sides and ends of the dopp kit (without taking everything out), and
- They’re relatively big, so you end up packing stuff you don’t necessarily need (I’m all about packing light, so this is annoying)
This roll dopp kit solves both problems: easy accessibility and forces you to carry only the essentials.
Home + Lifestyle
Still my favorite brand of sheets. I have 3-4 sets at this point. Get a few of your own so you can mix patterns and colors. The styles and color palettes are masculine without being overly so (which means your wife / gf / partner can still appreciate them).
Fancy having a portable closet anywhere in the house? Maybe you just want to display your best pieces, or have them within easy reach?
This 3-section organizer is really minimal, tasteful, and does a great job of displaying your clothing. Just make sure to get great wooden hangers, not those cheap wire things that dry cleaners use.
Wait, you DON’T have a robe yet?
OK, fine, neither do I. But every time I see an amazing robe, I always think, “Damn, why don’t I have a robe?!” It’s one of those purchases that are nice to have, but you may not necessarily need.
Forget that. YOLO. If you’ve been on the fence (or even if you haven’t… it’s a robe, for god’s sake), pick this one up. It’s made from soft 100% organic cotton that feels like wrapping yourself in a cloud, post-shower.
Keep that coffee or cocoa HOT (or your cold brew or ice water COLD) for hours, without the exterior overheating or showing any signs of condensation (hate that).
Simply the best tumbler for your money.
Looking for a creative way to light a bookshelf, side table, or even a whole room? Prefer a more manly, industrial aesthetic? This simple pendant light with charcoal tweed-covered cord can be set up in a number of ways; simply lay on a table or hang on a wall.
Still listening to music off your laptop? Or worse, your phone’s speakers? That’s terrible.
Time to upgrade to rich, deep sound that also conveniently connects to your wireless network. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to set up, and how great it sounds.
What’s your favorite find?
Did you see something on Huckberry you love that I missed? Let me know in the comments below, yo.
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