Welcome to Gentleman Within’s Fall Favorites for 2023. These are just some of the brands that we’re loving for the autumn season that deserve to be on your radar.
1. Whiskey Peaks Mountain Decanter 🥃
Just like the Whiskey Peaks hand-blown whiskey glasses, the matching decanter is made of lightweight yet durable lead-free glass and feature raised topographic impressions of the world’s most marvelous mountains.
This decanter is svelte and sophisticated, ready-made for sippin’ on the rocks wherever you are, whether in the comforts of home or at the top of a mountain.
2. Nike Internationalist Sneaker 👟
Ask any lady — every stylish outfit begins with the shoes. They’re often the centerpiece to a well put together ensemble and can make or break your look. This fall, opt for the classic Internationalist By You from Nike.
Much like the original version from 1982, the updated Nike Internationalist Low is made with a mesh, nylon and suede upper for a clean look. This contrast of textures makes for a visually appealing aesthetic. Somehow it manages to remain low-key while boasting 3 different materials for the base.
The Nike Internationalist style and silhouette is that of a classic running shoe, appropriately so, since it was originally made with distance runners in mind. Nowadays the classic Internationalist is more of a lifestyle shoe, worn casually instead of for running.
As its name suggests, it features a low profile as opposed to the Nike Internationalist Mid which has a much higher collar. The minimalist, sleek design adds to its versatility and easier to style.
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3. Ministry of Supply Chroma Denim Pant 👖
This fall you’ve gotta have the quintessential dark wash denim in your pant rotation. It’s a wardrobe stalwart year round, but particularly right at home during the autumn season. And guess what? It pairs exceptionally well with sporty sneakers.
Check out the Ministry of Supply Chroma Denim Pant in a indigo wash. They also carry dark gray and black as equally as versatile alternatives. Coming in a standard or slim fit and the all important 28×28 (for us shorter gents), there’s a style and fit for most guys.
» Related: You might like this essential guide to dark wash denim.
4. The Jacket Maker Mocha Suede Bomber 🧥
Let me fill you in on a stylish secret. Brown is back in town, baby! Jacket Maker’s Mocha Bomber is an incredibly soft and stylish suede jacket. However, if brown isn’t your color of choice, they carry the same jacket in black leather for the traditionalists.
Jacket Maker offers wide variety of sizes from XS – 4XL and even include a made-to-measure option if your measurements are hard to size for. In terms of thickness, it’s definitely a mid-weight jacket that you can comfortably layer a sweater or button down underneath.
This is my 2nd piece from Jacket Maker, the first being the Furton Black Leather Biker Jacket w/ a detachable fur collar. They are both wearing in well. I’ll be putting together a review of these jackets on my (shameless plug) YouTube channel in the coming weeks.
» Related: You might enjoy reading this AllSaints Leather Jacket Review.
5. Saddleback Leather Thirteener Briefcase 💼
Saddleback needs to introduction. Their story is the stuff of legend. My personal favorite (I’m biased) is the Thirteener Thin Leather Briefcase. It’s been one of my go-to briefcases for when I’m keeping things casually rugged — 3 year in and still going strong 💪.
I like the more compact, minimal nature of this briefcase as opposed to the larger, more ruggedly built Slim Leather Briefcase. Not going to lie, these bags are indeed over-engineered and built to last. And incase anything does happen, each one comes with a 100-year warranty.
I’m long overdue for a review of my Thirteener briefcase. Stay tuned.
» Related: You might enjoy watching this unboxing and first look of the Stuart & Lau Briefcase (opens in YouTube)
6. OffCourt Performance Body Spray (Trio Pack)
Who remembers Axe Body spray — the dominant odor sweeping across middle-school boys’ locker rooms all across America (shudders). Thankfully, this isn’t that. OffCourt products are designed for active men who want a simple, premium product that keeps them smelling fresh all day long.
While OffCourt is not going to replace my special occasion or date night fragrances, it certainly makes for a viable everyday alternative or a bed-time refresh.
As of now they’ve got body sprays, but are developing a full range of products. I’ll be keeping an eye on their moves in the year to come.
» Related: You might like this guide on the best grooming tips all stylish men should know.
7. Prive Revaux Eyewear
Touted as “Affordable Designer Sunglasses & Eyeglasses,” Privé Revaux was founded on the belief that head-turning style shouldn’t be a luxury reserved for a select few. And they’ve enlisted an all-star cast to help spread the word.
Celebrities from Jamie Foxx to Hailee Steinfeld and Ashley Benson are all on-board, with the goal of bringing affordable, yet luxurious frames to the masses.
My picks are The Beau sunglasses in Caviar Black and the Maestro blue light eyeglasses in Chestnut Brown Tort/Caviar Black. The Beau has a clear resemblance to classic Wayfarer style sunglasses. While the Maestro has a more elegant rounded frame.
Overall, I’m diggin’ the sleek silhouette of The Beau, along with the wider frames. It frames my face shape well. On the flip side, the Maestro has a smaller frame and on-trend blue-light lenses to help alleviate eye fatigue from staring at screens all day. I noticed that these lenses block more blue light than other blue light eye glasses I’ve tried.
» Related: You might get value from this visual guide on how to choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.
8. Menaji Hi-Def Anti-Shine Face Powder
If you’re into men’s skincare, then you know that Menaji needs no introduction. Their wide-array of men’s skincare and cosmetics (to conceal, correct, protect and cleanse) are some of the best in the industry.
Here’s what I’m loving this fall. The Menaji Hi-Def Anti-Shine Powder. Makeup for men you say? Well, it’s what the pros use and those who are confident in their own skin will own it regardless. As someone who suffers from extraordinarily oily skin, this product is a life saver and a game changer.
Not only does it remove that oily shine, but it acts as a concealer of skin imperfections. I suffered from extreme acne all throughout college and the scarring is still visible till this day. Thankfully, Menaji’s anti-shine face powder helps to smooth my skin, giving me a boost of confidence in the dating game.
Be sure to use the code KHOI15 and get 15% off your order. A full review of Menaji’s line of products will be coming in time.
» Related: You might like this review of Menaji vs Stryx: Should Men Wear Concealer?
9. Monarc Settra Duffel Backpack
Hybrid sustainability is the name of the game when it comes to the Monarc Settra Duffel Backpack. This modern, compact carrier acts as both a duffel bag and a backpack. It’s even TSA approved carry-on size. Another win.
In my opinion it’s a perfect short trip travel bag that’s chock full of compartments, pockets and zippers. It has waterproof fabric too. I’m looking forward to taking this on the road once I start traveling again (can’t wait!)
» Related: You might want to check out this Kodiak Leather Co. Denali Duffle Bag Review.
10. Allbirds Wool Runners
And finally, rounding out our 10 fall faves for this year is Allbirds and their most popular everyday sneaker, the Wool Runner. While $BIRD ripped after IPO, and subsequently sold off with the rest of the market, they actually have the quality products and promise to back it up. And more importantly, they’ve gone back to their roots of what made them successful to begin with, the classic wool runner.
I’ve got the wool runners in the natural grey (cream sole) colorway. They carry 7 other versatile colorways to satisfy the pickiest of tastes. What I like most about these shoes is how comfortable they are, not to mention the unique wool fabric. They’ll be a fall essential for many seasons to come.
Let me know if you’d be interested in a review of these shoes, and I’ll put it on my list.
» Related: If you like Allbirds, you may like the classic Nike Internationalist Sneaker and how to style it.
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