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5 Best Fall Fragrances
Cologne and fallen leaves.
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5 Best Commuter Mugs
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5 Best Affordable Dress Watches
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Gear for an Open-Wheel Beating

Kit: Taking on Baja

Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything — because anything can, and will, happen.

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Shear genius

Elements: Wool

Wool is a miracle material, known by more names today than ever before. Merino from sheep. Cashmere and mohair from goats. Angora from rabbits. Not to mention those other exotic forms most mortals can’t afford. Behold: the versatility of wool.

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Keep the revs high

Road Trip Style: Italian Tuneup

One of the best ways to enjoy a summer weekend is a top-down road trip out of town. Pick up a fun roadster like an Alfa Romeo Spider (preferably in rosso corsa) for just these occasions.

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From the Latest Tech to the Tried and True

Ten Shirts that Can Take the Heat this Summer

Summer is the enemy of body temperature and presentability. But a crop of new companies is combining technical fabrics and quality cuts for easy breathing style. That isn’t to say we’re willing to ditch our madras and seersucker just yet, but here are 10 of our favorite lightweight shirt options, new and old.

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Fashionable and Functional

Button Up, Hike Down: Best Hiking Shirts

Apparel with the technical specs to keep you snug and dry on the trail doesn’t have to look out of place the minute you leave the wild. Exhibit A: these 10 adventure shirts.

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To and From, safely and in style

Kit: Bicycle Commuter

If you’re thinking about joining the bike commuter set, you’ll need the essentials: bike, helmet, lights, lock and a handsome leather wine bottle carrier. We’ve got it all in this Kit, plus much more.

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Duds for fitness studs

Athletic Guys, Consider These Easy Wardrobe Staples

There are a lot of great menswear companies making high quality clothes to fit most guys and most budgets. Perhaps unexpectedly, one guy who has been overlooked is the athlete. Most clothes off the rack are either made for the average American male (i.e., skinny shoulders and an expanding waistline) or the “in-shape” guy (essentially his waist is not larger than his chest). These ten brands make excellent clothing that flatters and athletic build, and we’ve picked out some staples for your wardrobe.

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Finally something to match your kilt

They’ve Gone Plaid: 10 Flannels for the Season

We’ve had several months of icy chill to compound our initial fall flannel urge. We want it for good reason: it’s soft and cozy, warm, hard-wearing and masculine through and through. Wearing flannel doesn’t necessarily make you a lumberjack — though that’d be okay — but it does prepare you for the elements in a most style-appropriate manner. These are the best flannel shirts out there.

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Hungry Like the Wolf

Style Guide: How to Dress Like The Wolf of Wall Street

Immorality? Regulation? Terrible ties? Ah, the early 90s. Whether you recall that fateful turn of the decade where the 80s blindly roared into the 90s as a style doldrum (gaping pinstripes and questionable patterns) or a blind, no-holds-barred epoch (let’s do lunch!), there’s no questioning that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street will smash into theaters this Christmas with boom-time style.

In anticipation, we’ve put together a big-money style guide inspired by a few memorable scenes to commemorate Scorsese’s nearly three-hour celluloid tribute to the infamous “Wolfpack”. The 90s may have lacked style, but it’s hard to say we don’t miss it, just a bit. Fuckin’ a.

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Always Be Closing

Kit: Power Lunch

The present state of business prizes efficiency above all else: large outputs from small teams, multitasking, checking email while jogging, jogging while conference calling, working vacations. In this paradigm a leisurely lunch gums up the works. But the reality is that a face-to-face over charred ribeyes and bone-dry martinis can replace a week’s worth of email exchanges. One good single-pump handshake and a knowing smile is good for a billion retweets. The power lunch, like the double-breasted suit, is not back: it never went away. To do it right you’ll need a few accoutrements, which you’ll find right here. We’ll see you at Dorsia.

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Light, fast, local

Tested: NW Alpine

There are big-name brands in the outdoor clothing market that turn out lustworthy, cutting-edge shells, baselayers and insulation pieces season after season. But every once in a while, we stumble upon a small brand doing things a little bit differently yet equally well. One of those is NW Alpine, based in that outdoor playground, Portland, Oregon. We got to test out three pieces of NW Alpine gear in the mountains this fall: the Black Spider Hoodie, the Fast/Light Pant and the Simplicity Jacket.

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36 gifts for the well-dressed gent

12 Guys of Christmas: The Dapper Man

If you’re a stylish gent, you’re acutely aware of each seasonal shift. Spring affords chances to wear lighter, refreshed colors; summer is time for light material and sunglasses; autumn means breaking out a chunky cardigan. But it’s winter when a man can truly shine. He can layer. He can sport rich fabrics and hulking boots, overcoats and purposeful accessories. When there is such a wide, deep array of options in the winter wardrobe world, what exactly do you give the man who lives stylishly? We’re here to turn that dilemma into fruitful present curation. So brew up some nog, get out the wrapping paper (even if you’re giving to yourself) and check out our top picks in these important categories of winter style for the well dressed man.

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31 shirts in 31 days

Ledbury Fall / Winter Collection 2013

The shirt is a powerful thing. It says so much about who you are and how you approach life. It can give you confidence or take it away. After your face, it’s the first thing someone sees when they look at you. A more tailored fit says you have your sartorial act together. A strong collar stance ensures the people you meet will focus on you and not be distracted by awkward details. A little personality demonstrates you’ll not be swept up by the herd.

Ledbury wants to be your shirtmaker. That’s a great thing for you, particularly because they’re coming out with a different shirt every day in the month of October. That’s 31 shirts in 31 days. Ledbury’s lead designer and CEO, Paul Trible, spearheaded this major initiative and hand-selected his favorite cool-weather fabrics. From fine-wale corduroys to brushed-cotton flannels, the resulting collection of modern-yet-classic shirts is one you’ll rely on again and again for their versatility and uncommon comfort. Click the link below to shop the collection, and read on to see a video on the awesome new line.

Buy Now: $135+

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Make like Stirling Moss

Kit: Summer Driving

It’s hard to believe how different a hot commute in hair-pulling traffic can be from a balmy mid-afternoon drive on an open road in the countryside — both in the same car. Nothing brings back the freedom of summer like a great drive, and unless you’re cursed with a 36-month lease of a kiddie-hauler that now smells like sour milk, it’s high time you planned just such a trip. Now it’s time to get you equipped.

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It's what's underneath that counts

Mack Weldon Daily Wear

“Daily wear” is right; we’re not promoters of commando in the least. Mack Weldon socks, underwear and undershirts ($13-$32) hit the nail on the skivvies head. They’re simple, reasonably priced and comfortable as hell.

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A stitch in time

Tic Button Fasteners

You’re proud of being the DIY captain for any problem: plumbing issues mean a wrench, not a phone, and AAA means anytime, anyplace, all-by-yourself. But despite solitary savvy, a blown-out button can cause just about any man to unravel. Tic Button Fasteners ($8) save you the indignity of button-less belly bulge and that call to…

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Tactical dressing

Massif Collection

Clandestine ops are about blending in; fashion is often about standing out. The Massif Collection ($145+) brings military-grade construction to fashion-forward designs, creating a wardrobe of jackets, pants and shirts that work in the Hindu Kush and the cushy lounge. While the names of the different “looks” are a bit silly, the pieces are all…

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Style Pick: Wallace & Barnes Camp Shirt

Wallace & Barnes is a vintage-inspired capsule collection from the minds at J. Crew. The newly released Camp Shirt ($168) is made from a marled Japanese Jaspé cotton blend that provides a rustic tweed look without the itch. Firmly grounded in the work wear aesthetic, the Camp shirt sports adjustable cuffs, fade-resistant Corozo buttons, and…

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Style Pick: Saturdays Surf NYC Esquina Oxford

There’s still time for a great summer shirt. An no, it’s not gauze-y white linen. The Saturdays Surf NYC Esquina Oxford ($98) is your answer to the post-beach cover slash on-the-go casual dinner shirt. With a stylish button-down collar, summer weight 100% cotton oxford cloth and the kind of simple style that enhances your wardrobe’s…

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Style Pick: Odin x Target

New York menswear brand and retailer Odin has joined forces with Target — don’t let us catch you saying Tarjay — on an upcoming fall collection that will be sold at Target stores nationwide, Odin’s three stores in NYC, and online. The nearly 20 piece set features plenty of stylish but understated cool weather staples…

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Style Pick: Industry of All Nations Madras Shirt

Collaborating with innovators in Southeast India who have created an all-natural mellenary technique, Industry of All Nations’ collection of Madras shirts wears well on both the body and the conscience. Utilizing an all-natural dyeing process that avoids chemicals — keeping already-sensitive waterways and soils free of any bad byproducts — the shirts further the brand’s…

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Gotham's finest... team

Under Armor Gotham City Rogues Apparel

Love yourself some Batman but can’t stoop to wearing a cape tomorrow night? Sporting Under Armor’s new legit line of Gotham City Rogues jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets and hats will still maintain your cult credentials, without shaming your date into sitting a row over. Sure, after catching the team’s biggest and final highlight in the…

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The heat is off

Ministry of Supply Shirting

You diligently work to look your best each morning before heading to the office, only to arrive at your desk half an hour later, sweat soaked and dying of heat stroke. Such is the conundrum of the summer commute. This greek tragedy may soon come to an end thanks to Ministry of Supply. The fashion…

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Style Pick: Left Field American Crew Tee

Summer heat always brings out that key piece of clothing in every man’s arsenal, the T-shirt. Left Field’s American Crew Tee ($60) features blue and red style accents that separate the Made in the USA shirt from a standard Hanes pack. Available in Heather grey, navy and white, this tee is your new go-to for…

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As green as the course

Mountain Khakis Fairway Polo

Made from a cotton/Bionic recycled PET polyester blend, the new Mountain Khakis Fairway Polo ($70) gets our green blood pumping. No, this shirt isn’t comprised of unobtanium nanotechnology, but it does find good use for up-to 14 recycled plastic bottles. But unlike a crunchy empty Coke container, the Fairway polo is as soft and supple…

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Luxury basics for under $100

Everlane

A new fashion startup Everlane is on a mission to let you know that you’ve been paying way too much for your basic fashion staples (here’s looking at you Banana Republic). The online-only retailer offers luxurious basics for under $100; a feat made possible through tight control of its manufacturing, removing middlemen and bypassing the…

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Style Pick: Taylor Stitch S/S Milton Madras shirts

With spring upon us, it’s time to dust off madras shirts. If you’re looking to upgrade your current collection or even taking the plunge into the famous cloth born from the city of Chennai, India for the first time, make sure to check out the Milton from Taylor Stitch. The SF-based brand pride themselves on…

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Well Crafted Commuting

Levi’s Commuter: Spring 2012

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST The classic style of Levi’s products is undeniable. We’re even wearing a pair of 501’s as we type this. Since patenting the first jean for the Gold Rush miners over a hundred years ago, Levi’s denim has continued its reign as an American style icon with unmatched craftsmanship. Originally made for…

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Style Pick: Grayers Jersey Polo

When it comes to polo shirts, there’s certainly no shortage of choices. Everyone offers his own variant of the wardrobe essential, but we all know the situation: choose a couple out of season shirts at bargain prices, or the one you really want, which happens to be marred with an uncomfortably high price tag. It’s…

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Style Pick: Saturdays Surf NYC Crosby Check Shirt

Break up the monotony of your solid coats, sweaters, and pants with a touch of pattern. True to Saturdays’ surfing roots, the Crosby Checked shirt’s casual air looks great as is. Those who trudge in the office every day, though, should also strike wardrobe gold pairing it with a thin tie, cardigan, or blazer —…