The Sunday Sale: Save Nearly 30 Percent On these Rugged Chukka Boots from Huckberry

Best chukka boots for spring

When the time finally comes to stow away your hard-working winter boots in favor of something more lighter and easier to wear, well, you’re going to want to be prepared. What’s a guy to do? For starters, you’re likely aware (if you read the blog on the regular!) that you can head over to Huckberry to stock up on all your spring style essentials.

Beyond that, you’re going to find precisely what you need within the affordably priced, well-stocked and yet fast-selling Huckberry Sale section. And let’s take it one step further: You’re going to find the Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots — some of the best chukka boots for men — within that sale section, and up for grabs at a discount right now for more than 25 percent off.

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That knocks the price of the Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots down to $131 from $175, a downright steal in terms of the right blend of quality and affordability. Crucially, like other Rhodes Footwear styles (including a pair of rugged Chelsea boots), the Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots hit all the right marks in terms of spring-ready boots, from the versatile ankle boot chukka design to the sturdy yet comfortable rubber wedge sole.


Beyond that, the Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots boast a refined toe shape that puts them right at home with either the best men’s blue jeans or your favorite chinos and an Oxford shirt, while the waxy leather will develop its own unique patina over time.

The sole itself on the Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots is also slip-resistant, while the overall look is about as versatile and high-quality as it gets for the price. Again, the Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots can be yours for just about 25 percent off, and that’s as worthy a deal as any this season. Lace ’em up and we’ll see you out there.


Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Summerweight Favorite Shirt – A Must-Buy Shirt for Warm Weather

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There are times when you want to hit it right down the middle of the fairway, so to speak, in terms of your spring style essentials. Times when you want to look polished and crisp without overdoing it, without looking sloppy and without veering too far away from pieces that you know and love.

Take one of the best Oxford shirts, for instance. So named for the iconic fabric that makes up its design, the classic shirt is one that’s tough to improve upon — unless, of course, you’re Todd Snyder. And that’s where the Todd Snyder Favorite Shirt does its job so handily.

The all-American designer already specializes in modern updates to rugged classics, like one of the best field jackets, and something as timeless as the Oxford shirt is a ready target for the New York company to take on — and improve, for that matter. As the brand itself says, it just might be time to “say hello to your new favorite shirt,” and the Todd Snyder Summerweight Favorite Shirt steps right up to the tee and knocks it down the middle of the fairway.

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It’s so named because the Todd Snyder Favorite Shirt features the kind of details the designer himself appreciates, from small touches like the perfectly rolled collar and the front-button chest pocket to larger details, like soft and breezy cotton construction. Plus, the Todd Snyder Favorite Shirt features cool details like a locker loop — you could easily see this shirt hanging on a wooden peg in a cool menswear shop, right? That’s all the better, because the Todd Snyder Favorite Shirt is exactly the kind of effortlessly cool piece the namesake brand has perfected over time.

Plus, it’s available in nine color and pattern options, from a simple sky blue number to some distinctive stripes. Best of all is the fact that you can wear the Todd Snyder Favorite Shirt untucked with expertly faded blue jeans, or else tucked in underneath your favorite blazer alongside crisp navy chinos this spring and summer.

And yes, the Todd Snyder Favorite Shirt is an investment at nearly $150, but if you’ve tried Todd Snyder menswear, you know that it’s very much worth the price. Go on then — your new favorite shirt awaits.

The Friday Read: Taylor Stitch Spring Essentials, The Best Merino Shoes & Spring’s Best Chore Coats

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Folks, thanks for swinging by The Style Guide here on this fine spring Friday. Last week, I was in Atlantic City seeing The Killers, but this week, it’s been all New York, all the time. Perhaps you’ve been keeping up with the fun on my Instagram, but it’s been an action-packed week featuring events with the likes of American Crew grooming in Brooklyn — a special VIP evening featuring hair styling sessions at the Crown Club at Barclays Center — not to mention some sports-related fun via Michigan State’s appearance in the NCAA Tournament in NYC. Talk about an ideal way to see your alma mater play!

Beyond that, I’ve been busy prepping for spring and testing plenty of new gear, from the best men’s Chelsea boots to one of the best popover sweaters for spring. With all that in mind, I hope you’ll find the rest of today’s Friday Read to your liking, including my recommendation here for the best new spring menswear from Taylor Stitch.

The new lineup at the famed San Francisco retailer includes the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket as seen above, a personal favorite of mine that should fit nicely into your wardrobe of spring menswear essentials. And if you’re still in search of other spring menswear picks, then a few of my choice reads below should be of assistance. Happy shopping and happy spring, my friends!

  • If you’ve been keeping up with this style blog, or else shopping the fine menswear at Huckberry, perhaps you recognize the above stylish men’s jacket. It’s one of my top picks for spring, assuredly, and that’s why I was pleased to include it in my latest Maxim guide on the best chore coats for the season ahead. Give it a look, and shop it right now at Huckberry in the meantime.
  • Speaking of spring style essentials, here’s one you might not have heard of, or considered: The best merino shoes for men. Merino wool is lightweight and warm yet breathable, naturally moisture-wicking and anti-microbial, and found in plenty of the best merino menswear. But what about merino shoes? Yes indeed, that’s where my guide to the best merino shoes comes into play, as I wrote about this month over at AskMen.
  • I’ll leave you with one last stylish spring menswear selection, one right from the very pages of this blog. The Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo is a textured, visually appealing piece to shake up your casual style rotation, and you can read all about it right here, right now. Happy shopping, once again.

That’s all I’ve got for your Friday Read today, but I’d wager you’ve got more than enough to keep you occupied, from shopping the best new spring menswear from Taylor Stitch to hitting up your favorite brewery for a fresh spring beer this weekend. As always, be on the lookout for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and we’ll see you then. Cheers!

The Thursday Buy: These New FRYE Chelsea Boots Are Some of the Best Boots for Spring

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Stepping into a new season is sometimes as simple as, well, stepping out with the right pair of boots. OK, it might not be quite that simple — you’re still going to need a new spring polo and one of spring’s best jackets — but starting your search from the ground up can be a helpful strategy these days. Take FRYE, the long-running maker of some of the best boots for men, period.

You might know them for the Northeast-based company’s rugged lace-up boots for winter, but keep things a little more airy this spring with a streamlined pair of Chelsea boots. Crucially, the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots hit on the right notes for early spring: Sturdy enough to take a bit of a beating, dressy enough to wear to the office or a cocktail party, and cool enough to wear with everything from olive chinos to light wash jeans and a pocket tee.

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The FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots have all the hallmarks of a dependable pair of boots from the heritage bootmaker (they’ve been in business for well over a century). They start, of course, from the ground up with Goodyear welt construction on most of its boots (and your author assumes the same for the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots, although it’s not listed online!).

From there, touches like hand-burnished detailing add a slightly rugged, edgy appeal. The Graphite color on the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots is a nice blend of brown and charcoal, and suitable for spring (even with some of the best black jeans). The entire profile of the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots remains sleek and dressy, yet undeniably cool. And while some sizes are selling quickly online, you can secure your new favorite Chelsea boots for under $280 right now. Spring has sprung, indeed.

See Now, Buy Now: Upgrade Your Spring Wardrobe with the New Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo

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Perhaps you, like me, are starting to feel it in the air: Spring is finally on the move, finally rolling into town, and you’re in need of some new spring style essentials. You’re in luck, my friends — Taylor Stitch has you covered, as seems to be the case season after season… after season. All one needs to do is check out the well-stocked, well-curated and incredibly well-designed Taylor Stitch New Arrivals section to see that the brand has you covered from A-to-Z, from denim to one of the best men’s polos, as seen above.

You see, the Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo takes what you thought you knew about the polo and flips it on its head in a way that only Taylor Stitch can. They’ve done the same thing with the rugged Taylor Stitch Fisherman Sweater, for instance, and they’re delivering again with the impressive Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo.

Best men's polos for spring.

What’s the key with the seriously cool Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo? It starts with the organic cotton fabric, nicely complemented by that organic cotton rib texture for some visual interest beyond a plain cotton polo (although there’s a time and a place for that, too!).

The tailored fit — in chest sizes, as with other Taylor Stitch menswear — is a nice style detail, while side vents offer a classic polo touch. The best part about the Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo might be color options like Storm and Ash Heather, both a nice departure from navy or black polos. When you want a slightly classed-up alternative to a T-shirt, but an option that works just as well with tailored chinos as it does light wash jeans, reach for the Taylor Stitch Jacquard Polo — you know Taylor Stitch won’t let you down.

The Tuesday Steal: Save 30 Percent On This Essential Relwen Popover for Spring

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A well-rounded style rotation should be packed with the sort of pieces you look forward to wearing, day in and day out, all the time. Kind of like spinning a (figurative) wheel and hitting the jackpot… every time. And for casually rugged style this breezy spring season, there’s no place that gives you more options for spring style essentials than Huckberry. I’d wager you assuredly know that, but a reminder always helps — and consider this your reminder that the Relwen Windzip Popover (a personal favorite of mine) can be your new casually rugged, go-to spring layer, and it’s 30 percent off right now.

Naturally, you’ll find it in the Huckberry Sale section, which is packed with the sort of discounts on durable stylish gear (like this nylon jacket, filled with down) that every guy could use more of this season. The Relwen Windzip Popover is also a sort of two-for-one deal — it’s got the build of a casual quarter-zip, but the lining and fill of a lightweight puffer jacket, and it also features both a snap collar and a handy zipper for extra coverage.

Plus, you can’t beat the cool color-blocked design of the Relwen Windzip Popover, nor that sale price. Don’t fret over finding your next spring layer — you’ve secured it right now with the Relwen Windzip Popover

See Now, Buy Now: Add to Your Everyday Carry With This Stylish Leather Brief from WP Standard

Best leather briefcase for men.

If you’ve gotten a bit too used to working from home and now, all of a sudden, need to start dressing for the office again, well, start with the basics: Get your wardrobe in line with office-ready essentials, yes, but first…address your everyday carry. Yes, it’s truly best to start with the building blocks, like a stylish leather briefcase you’re going to use every single day (and then some).

The best place to start your search for your new favorite EDC gear? Let’s go with WP Standard, the Texas-based leather goods brand with a knack for making heritage-quality picks fit to use, well, every single day.

We talked recently on the blog about how WP Standard makes one of the best leather duffle bags, but when you need something a bit more streamlined, that’s where the WP Standard Woodward Brief enters the equation. As the brand itself says, this handsome, full-grain leather bag is a “perfect companion for your daily commute,” and I’d venture to say that it’s also one of the best travel bags.

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Solid brass hardware provides a handsome touch, and the padded laptop compartment on the WP Standard Woodward Brief makes it an ideal way to transport your valuables. Plus, handy external pockets deliver another degree of utility to the WP Standard Woodward Brief. Plus, as with other variations on the best leather bags, the WP Standard Woodward Brief will only get better with age, developing a patina unique to your personal style. What’s not to love about that? The journey to getting back out there and upgrading your EDC starts… now.

The Sunday Sale: Shop the Filson Warehouse Sale to Save 50 Percent off the Best Rugged Menswear

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Filson, that famed Pacific Northwest heritage retailer with a penchant for making some of the most rugged gear for guys, just keeps knocking it out of the park (at least in my humble opinion). That’s the case with some of its new spring layers, like one of the best men’s hoodies, but the rest of the famed brand’s inventory more than delivers the goods, too.

As Filson says, after all: “Might as well have the best,” and when given the chance to shop and save, I’d urge you to hop right on it. That’s because we’re in the midst of the Filson Warehouse Sale, a rare opportunity to save on the best rugged menswear out there.

The scoop? It’s more than ideal if you want to refresh your wardrobe for early spring, with more than 500 items (yes, 500!) knocked down 50 percent off. Yes, you read that correctly: The Filson Warehouse Sale gives you 50% off more than 500 items, and some of these picks are quite simply heirloom-quality and true seasonal style essentials.

Now, granted, that’s plenty of stylish on-sale essentials to sort through, so I’m going to wrap this one up early today. A word to the wise, though? Picks like the Filson Unlined Denim Cruiser Jacket and the Filson Field Flannel Shirt are downright steals at the moment in terms of style and quality (to name just two picks). Do yourself a favor and ramp up that wardrobe for a hefty discount this season at the

Style Pick of the Week: Relwen Shawl Collar Sweater – Spring’s Best Laidback Sweater

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If you’re anything like me, perhaps you enjoy swerving ever-so-slightly from the norm, even when it comes to normally more laidback style scenarios. After all, spring style essentials are always the right way to go, and it’s all the better if you switch things up a bit when you least expect. Take the lineup at Huckberry, for instance. It’s full of distinct changes of pace — for instance, when you might be tempted to reach for a more casual athletic logo sweatshirt, reach instead for the Relwen Shawl Collar Sweater. The change is simple, really: Any time you might wear a crewneck sweatshirt, swap that out for one of the best men’s sweatshirts while retaining that air of casually rugged appeal.

Best casual sweatshirt for men.

The Relwen Shawl Collar Sweater is a Huckberry Bestseller for a reason, and part of an entire lineup of classically inspired yet modern gear from Ohio-based Relwen. The brand takes basics like the chino or the quarter-zip sweater, reinterprets them with modern fabric, then injects them with an air of cool, unique style.

Case in point, of course, is the Relwen Shawl Collar Sweater. The French Terry fabric blend is soft and pliable, and plenty ready to layer over other spring style essentials, be it a rugged chambray shirt or your favorite henley. The shawl collar frames the face, while the unique button placket on the Relwen Shawl Collar Sweater is a nice style swerve from, again, the more traditional crewneck sweatshirt.

Best of all, you can wear the Relwen Shawl Collar Sweater in all the same ways as you’d wear that crewneck sweatshirt, and then some: Try it at the office with stretch chinos or on the weekends with tapered joggers. Just make sure you pick one up in good time for the rest of the spring season. Happy shopping, folks.

The Friday Read: An Atlantic City Road Trip To See The Killers & The Best Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day

Folks, the time has come for me to hit the road again, as you know if you follow me on Instagram. Just this year, I’ve trekked to Morocco to review the Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier for, and I’ve also taken a jaunt upstate on a frigid weekend to visit the Wylder Windham Hotel in lovely Windham, New York. I’m keeping things a bit closer to home, but sticking right in my wheelhouse when it comes to my favorite way to travel: Hitting the road to see a powerful live show, of course!

It’s my first time on the surprisingly sunny boardwalk in Atlantic City, and as you can guess by the photo above, the show in question was one by none other than one of my favorite bands — led by a hero of mine, the ever-stylish Brandon Flowers. It’s hardly my first time seeing The Killers (I also visited Boston, Detroit and Orlando last fall in pursuit of the Vegas-born rockers!), but it’s always a welcome, incredible and jaw-dropping event — some of my favorite live shows of all-time are by The Killers, last night’s very much included.

A word to the wise: Any time The Killers play near you — especially in a throwback casino setting, as they did last night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — do your very best to make it out to that show.

You can check out more of the fun on my Instagram, but here’s another fun tidbit: It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Perhaps consider treating yourself to some of the best Irish whiskey via my latest guide, yes? To dress for the day and the rest of the season, consider as well stepping out with some of the best Chelsea boots from Huckberry.

And one more thing: Here’s hoping your NCAA Tournament bracket makes it through this first weekend unscathed! I’ll be keeping a close eye on the action from Atlantic City and eventually, back in Brooklyn this weekend. In the meantime: Thanks for reading, cheers to the weekend and long live The Killers! Nobody does it better. Cheers, my friends!