The Most Popular Style Stories of 2018

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If you want to know what Gear Patrol readers are most interested in, all you have to do is look at the most popular stories in a category. The list of this year’s most-read style pieces reveals a singular devotion to Made in America brands, dedication to good boots and sunglasses and a clear appreciation for Japanese craftsmanship. (In fact, made-in-Japan brands are so popular among our most loyal readers that we wrote a guide to shopping there by proxy that also made it into our top-ten stories of 2018.) To take a look at the rest of what caught our readers’ attention this year, take a look at the list below.


The 50 Best American-Made Style Brands

From boots to denim to everyday carry, these 50 brands display the best home-grown talent from coast to coast.

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The 10 Best Aviator Sunglasses for Men

From Ray-Ban, Barton Perreira, Jacques Marie Mage and more.

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These Military-Inspired Boots from Japan Spare No Details

Horween leather, Goodyear-welt construction, horsehide linings and Vibram soles.

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The 13 Best Slip-On Shoes to Wear This Summer

From sneakers to penny loafers, huaraches and more, these are our favorite slip-on shoes.

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These 12 Brands Make Some of the Best Leather Goods in America

From our everyday carry to our weekend getaway luggage to home goods and more, these small-batch leather brands are producing some of the best leather goods in the country.

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15 Summer Wardrobe Essentials Every Guy Needs

Sunglasses, caps, tees, trunks and more.

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How to Buy Exclusive Goods from Japan

Meet ZenMarket, From Japan and Dejapan -- your door to hard-to-find Seikos and Asia-only Red Wings.

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Heads Up, Target’s New Rain Boot Is Dirt Cheap and Looks Stellar

Hunter collaborated with Target to make a rain boot that's $100 cheaper than their own, and almost the same materials.

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It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Newly-Released Dress Shoe

Featuring vegetable tanned Italian calfskin.

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The 9 Best Shorts to Keep in Your Everyday Rotation

Durable, lightweight and a great length.

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This Year in Gear


Just like that, 2018 has come and gone. Take a look back at the best of what the past 365 days had to offer in This Year in Gear

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