The Friday Read: Lucius, The Perfect Dress Shirt and Spring Sneakers

Editor’s note: Expect these posts once a week on Fridays — consider this a jumpstart on reading for your weekend downtime. Expect a mix of style and non-style content. For more entries, click here

Here we are on another lovely spring Friday, ehh? And the first Friday of April?? Wow. (While we’re at it, how are your 2016 Style Resolutions going?) It’s been a heck of a busy week here at The Style Guide — we’re in the midst of planning an exciting event on behalf of Timberland in Boston, and that’ll require me hitting the road again. Any Bostonians with cool activities to recommend? Let me know! It’s all happening. On top of that, I also had the chance to catch out one of my all-time favorite bands, the lovely ladies of Lucius, who played an excellent show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. If you’re looking for some lilting spring tunes, give Good Grief (their new album) a listen! It’s always very cool to be able to check out a band like that in person, and it makes living in NYC all the better. I hope your weekend is just as fulfilling and exciting! If you’re stepping out in style, give a look to this site’s guide to the best lightwash denim for spring and complement that ensemble with a stylish spring jacket. Want to keep up with The Style Guide in the meantime? Head over to our Facebook page, or give me a follow on Twitter. Enjoy the below style news, and we’ll catch you tomorrow with a weekly Style Pick!

  • Have you caught Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice yet? Writer Dan Fishback offers up an impassioned defense of the movie’s premise — pretty interesting to consider in the context of the bad reviews it’s received as of late.
  • Odds are, you own a dress shirt or two, or three — but have you met Tomas Maier, the man Bloomberg says makes the perfect dress shirt?
  • How and why are Uggs so popular? That’s among other questions I keep asking myself, and The Guardian has the answer in a brand profile they ran this week … but why are they popular, again?

Still searching for more style tips?

  • How’s your spring sneaker game look? The folks at GREATS churned out another stylish new release, the GREATS Royale Chukka Nero, and you should give it a read as part of my writing efforts at
  • If you’re hitting the road soon, think about upgrading your backpack with the sturdy and stylish Tanner Goods Wilderness Rucksack — it was exciting to feature this piece at GearHungry!


  1. Hi Beau. I always look forward to your posts…really informative. One quick note: the like to the Tanner rucksack goes to Greats. Cheers! James


    1. Hey James — thanks for the kind words and for reading! Good looking out on catching that link — got ahead of myself! Thanks again and have a good one. 🙂


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