The start of November is a style upgrade sweet spot. So, amp up your closet, decor, hell, everything, with our top 10 hit-shopping-list of no-brainer buys for discerning dudes. We did some hardcore browsing in all our departments to cover your basic bases, as well scratch that avant-garde itch with editorial hero pieces. Plus, your ears will thanks us (didn’t know it was possible for Billie Eilish to sound sexier) c/o a futuristic speaker, and your wallet, too —found: swankest poker set, ever — depending on how much you’re willing to gamble.
1. BOND, JAMES BOND
Hailing from Verona, Italy, there’s a reason MooRer’s down coat is called the “Bond.” Dark, mysterious, and ready for a battle royale (or a vodka martini), this water-resistant, high-tech style has a mock vest inset for a layered look.
2. HIGH FIDELITY
French artistry combines with future-facing engineering in Devialet’s slick, compact Phantom Reactor speaker. High-wattage (900, to be exact), wireless (transportable af), and filled with power, non-audiophiles need not reply.
3. WANNA FREAK?
Footwear fanatics with a pulse on the street immediately need to get involved in Sneaker Freaker, dubbed the “ultimate sneaker book.” Anthologizing the iconic fan magazine’s best moments, read this for 100 years of kicks culture
4. FUTURE PERFECT
Designed for the next millennium by master artisans, Maison Margiela’s puffer sneakers (the season’s It mid-top) deliver high design via suede trim, textured midsoles, and a rib-knit cuffed sock-liner that will take names this winter.
5. PATRON SAINT
…of boots, that is. Saint Laurent is almost holy to its devotees, so say a prayer to the effortlessly cool French brand’s, well, effortlessly cool distressed beige right-on color for fall — pair — there’s even a Cuban heel for extra elevation. (The higher the hair, the closer to God, right?)
6. HOLD’EM UP
Game night and artisanal aren’t mutually exclusive. Proof? Our designed in-house Texas Poker Game set handcrafted in Sorrento, Italy. We’re not bluffing around with a pebbled leather carrying case, silver hardware, and suede base.
7. LUMBERSEXUAL 2.0
Gents who like their grooming with a side of neat luxury will be all in for Acqua di Parma’s designer beard serum. Tangle-free look? Done. Like your flannel with a side of Barolo? Enough said.
8. BLAZE OF GLORY
You’ll certainly be famous for your outerwear re: Henro’s down, silk-cashmere, part coat, park blazer situation. Warm yet not bulky and polished-for-the-office…inclement weather will be scared to mess with someone so sartorially savvy.
9. ARMY STRONG
If you like some military vibes in your wardrobe, but only fight fashion battles, Buscemi’s mix of sophisticated and tough with hit all the right notes c/o an oversized camo sherpa ready to wow the Pitti crowd.
10. TOTAL RECALL
So, you might not be traveling to Mars, but Jil Sander’s canvas shopper tote — with its’ graphic and spare logo — can take you anywhere you want to go on Earth. Laptop-ready, leather handles, slip pockets…need we say more?