The Friday Read: Sustainable New Sneakers, Sebago x Engineered Garments & New Huckberry Gear

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Your favorite new sustainable sneakers for spring and summer.

In honor of Earth Day last week, and as part of the ongoing commitment to sustainability that we all need to make, let’s talk about some of the most sustainable men’s sneakers on the market from Brooklyn’s own GREATS. That’s a fitting way to *step* into the weekend, is it not? Sure thing. Last week, the brand released a limited-edition GREATS Royale in Indigo Dye, with each sale donating to the Global Green: Our Cities Coalition. Oh, and the kicks themselves feature a footbed made from Bloom™ algae foam, plus recycled cotton laces. So, yes, they’re sustainable from A-to-Z, and they’re also some of the most stylish men’s sneakers out there for adding a pop of (natural) indigo dye to your summer footwear rotation. I know they’re on my wish list. If they’re on yours as well, you can get 15 percent off your first order with the code BROOKLYN15.

Mack WeldonThat’s a fine way to start the weekend, in my view: By shopping for your favorite new sustainable sneakers. Of course, that’s not the only item on my to-do list. I’m still plenty busy dog-sitting in Florida (follow me on Instagram to check out the highlights!), and there’s fun in the sun and local craft beer to enjoy this weekend, plus some work on my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief. I cover music, menswear and craft beer, and it’s free to your inbox every Tuesday and Saturday. What’s stopping you from subscribing, ehh?? You’ll be hearing more about that from me in the near future.  For now, I’ve got some final writing to knock out for the weekend, including my next dispatch for the Huckberry Journal. Have a great weekend, stay safe, stay sustainable and stay stylish.

  • To match up with those stylish and sustainable sneakers above, you’re going to need some equally stylish essentials this spring and summer. Enter Frank And Oak, a longtime favorite of the blog (see a few of my favorite sale picks from Frank And Oak here). The Canadian fashion brand makes a nice mix of casual and sharp basics & tailored pieces for men and women, including the Aero Ultra Light Overshirt, made from recycled bottles and other materials. It’s the sort of easygoing yet functional and cool shirt jacket you can wear for spring & summer days on the road.

  • You can’t go wrong at all with great menswear for a great cause, to say the least. Flag & Anthem, makers of Western-style and casual shirting and slim jeans (among other staples) announced that a portion of its sales this month are going towards autism initiatives and special programs as part of Autism Awareness Month via its new Autism Awareness Collection (as seen above). Oh, and you can use the code FRIENDS25 for 25 percent off everything. Again, great menswear for a great cause (and now, a great deal).
  • Two brands, one old-school and one an established player in the fashion world, have teamed up on your new favorite summer shoes. That’s right: Sebago and Engineered Garments came through with a new series of deck shoes in cool materials like suede and croc-stamped leather, and I wrote all about it for Maxim. Lace ’em up and step out in style.
  • If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it, well, probably close to a thousand times. You can get the best new menswear and gear for spring & summer at Huckberry, and I did the hard work for you (well, at least some of it). Head to this blog post to read my top shopping picks at Huckberry for the weekend ahead and well beyond. Cheers, folks.

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We’re just about done when it comes to today’s Friday Read, but I’ll send you galivanting off into the weekend with one final selection. If you’ve been searching for the best spring rain jacket, it’s a very good day for you indeed. Head to this blog post to check out my insights on the  Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket, which is on sale right now for under $100. It’s the perfect jacket for rainy, breezy spring days on and off the trail, plus around the city. Gear up accordingly, and I’ll see you out there, my friends.

The Thursday Buy: Western Rise Is Making the Best Short-Sleeve Shirt on the Market

Look toward the great outdoors and the wild West to find the best men’s short-sleeve shirt for spring and summer today, my friends. It’s coming at you courtesy of Western Rise, based in Colorado and makers of gear that perfectly blends performance and style with ease. The shirt in question today is the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown, easily one of the best shirts for men when the thermostat climbs and yet you’ve still got to look polished. It’s all in keeping with that crucial blend of innovative fabrics and classic silhouettes, as best seen in other Western Rise staples, like the best men’s shirt jacket or the best long-sleeve shirt for outdoor adventures. The list goes on, of course, but the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown is here just in time for a new season of fun in the sun.

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It’s the perfect kind of shirt for the demands of these days, which could encompass anything from weekend errands or day trips to working on your patio on a Friday to dashing out for an outdoor beer when the day is done. Through it all the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown is going to perfectly blend great looks with comfortable, breezy fabric (and that’s an understatement). The key is the AirLight cloth, which starts with texturized SUPPLEX® nylon and incorporates a post-consumer recycled polyester to really drive home the warm-weather nature of the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown . It’s then woven into a lightweight weave that breathes easily and dries quickly. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, it’s finished off with a light water-repellent finish to handle spring mists and, well, light rain.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown

If it wasn’t clear right away that this is one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men, hopefully, you’re coming around now. To top things off, it also features a UPF50 finish, ideal for wearing (along with sunscreen!) on spring and summer hikes and park strolls. I’d also strongly urge you to wear it with some of the best men’s pants for summer, also from Western Rise (see, there’s that blend of technical functionality and style again!).

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I personally love the Light Blue color — a key component of the style points this shirt has going for it — but it’s also available in a crisp Fog and a clean, classic Black colorway. Of course, the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown has the small details taken care of accordingly, too — that means you’re also getting a hidden buttondown collar and a handy chest pocket. Take it from a guy who’s tested his out frequently even just this month — it’s going to become your new favorite spring and summer shirt. Who can say no to that, ehh?

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown

See Now, Buy Now: These GREATS Royale Sneakers Are the Best Spring and Summer Shoes

Folks, let’s get one thing straight right now. For spring and summer, starting right now, you need a pair of the best men’s sneakers, and you need to shop with style and sustainability in mind — that’s where the GREATS Royale in Eco Leather comes into play, and they’re going to change your sneaker rotation as you know it. My appreciation for the GREATS Royale Sneakers dates back years (just check out this 2016 blog post, for starters), and if you know the Brooklyn-based brand, you’re aware that they get the job done when it comes to affordable, premium sneakers for men. It helps that this pair is very eco-friendly, but more on that in a second. The affordability factor is crucial, and that’s because GREATS works with factories that can offer quality product at prices that are far less than some luxury sneakers. That also means the GREATS Royale in Eco Leather retail for just $169, and when you see what you’re getting, that’s a downright steal of a price.

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And when it comes to the GREATS Royale in Eco Leather, your sneaker rotation is all the better for it. But before we go any further, know that you can get 15 percent off your first order with the code BROOKLYN15 — what better way to dive into a new sneaker brand and your new favorite pair of sneakers, ehh?? Oh, and helpfully, GREATS offers free shipping and free returns on every order. Not bad at all, my friends. But back to the GREATS Royale in Eco Leather, yes?

SHOP: The GREATS Royale in Eco Leather

The leather is what really makes the difference here, and it’s got plenty of technical innovation built right in. GREATS says that these sneakers are made with “sustainably engineered recycled leather,” and in this instance, that means they’re made from 70 percent recycled fibers and leather — how’s that for your new favorite pair of sneakers, right? As to what that means for you, the GREATS Royale in Eco Leather are remarkably lightweight and yet durable (try 40 percent lighter than other pairs of sneakers). Plus, the footbed is made from proprietary Bloom algae foam for a springy feel and sustainable construction, while the custom outsole is also made with recycled rubber. Yes indeed, the GREATS Royale in Eco Leather have plenty going for them when it comes to innovation and eco-friendly design. Last but not least, they’re also lined in soft leather for a comfortable fit and feel.

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Of course, they’re also highly stylish and crisp, the perfect sneakers to pair with everything from olive chinos and a navy polo to light wash jeans and a fresh white T-shirt. That’s just a start, though. The GREATS Royale in Eco Leather, with their low-profile design and classic court shoe look, are as versatile as it gets. Take ’em for a spin as often as you please, and know that you can feel great about wearing them.

SHOP: The GREATS Royale in Eco Leather

#OOTD: How to Wear a Hoodie For Spring Weather

If you’ve been a bit stumped as how to wear a hoodie for spring (and beyond), I’ve got something just for you. Now, spring weather isn’t exactly a walk in the park all the time, as we’ve talked about in past #OOTD ensembles like how to wear boots for spring, or even how to layer your Oxford shirt for spring. Sometimes, you need something a little extra, something with a bit more oomph and warmth for breezy days. Enter the FreeFly Bamboo Hoodie, a stylish hooded sweatshirt that’s lightweight enough so that you won’t overheat — yet with just enough coverage for when the sun goes down or dips behind heavy cloud cover. We said you need to be prepared for anything, right? And FreeFly can help you do that, with an emphasis on innovative fabrics, adventure-minded silhouettes and casual style points aplenty (especially if you value your visits to the beach or the lake, or your time on the water).

So, here we are. It helps that your new favorite hoodie is made with a lightweight bamboo fabric blend and features UPF 20 protection, plus a hood set-up that offers even more protection from the sun. I could see this one coming in handy on day trips, fishing excursions, brewery hangs and well beyond. Stylish, sustainable and durable? That’s a winner in my book. It’ll get a fitting set of complementary menswear essentials in this #OOTD, like one of the best men’s T-shirts, plus some adventure-ready shorts and more. What are you waiting for? Let’s upgrade that hooded sweatshirt and find out all about how to wear it.

A versatile hoodie for spring, complete with cool adventure gear.

  • The Stylish Hoodie: FreeFly Bamboo Hoodie, $59.50 — For under $60, you’re getting a casual hoodie to throw on at a moment’s notice. It’s ready for the elements and that laidback beach bonfire, too.
  • The Casual Tee: Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew, $32 — A super-soft T-shirt you can wear all on its own, and then layer underneath the FreeFly Bamboo Hoodie as needed. Heck, get a couple of these.
  • The Adventure Shorts: Rhythm Essential Adventure Walkshorts, $60 — Get these durable stretch shorts with an elastic waistband and webbed belt for darn near all your spring and summer adventures.
  • The Hybrid Sneakers: LEMS Shoes Trailhead Sneakers, $130 — These stylish hybrid sneakers are made for anything and everything on your spring and summer travel to-do list, day hikes and casual hangs included.
  • The Watch: Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic, $1,005 — Anywhere you want to wear this watch (the watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws), it’s going to stand out stylishly and provide slick functionality. That’s all you can ask for.
  • The Sunglasses: Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses, $45 — Leave it to Huckberry to come up with some of the most affordable men’s sunglasses, a pair fit for getting beat up a bit this season.
  • The Daily Carry: Mission Workship 500D Drift Tote, $235 — This rugged Mission Workshop tote, much like the rest of this #OOTD, is ready for absolutely anything. Use it wisely.
  • The Grooming Essential: Duke Cannon 2-in-1 SPF Face Lotion, $15 — Add another layer of protection in the form of one of the best face lotions for men, one with built-in SPF protection. Well-done, Duke Cannon.

How’s that for a new hooded sweatshirt you can wear just about anywhere? The great thing about the FreeFly Bamboo Hoodie is that it’s adventure-ready and built to provide protection from the sun, but it also looks great hanging around the bonfire or… anywhere, really.

The same can be said for that Mott and Bow T-shirt, which I’d wager you’ll find similarly cool and casual for spring and summer. Step out in a pair of adventure-ready shorts and of course, some go-anywhere, stylish hybrid sneakers, and I’d wager that you really can go just about, well, anywhere. That’s the case with the watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws, too. It’s an investment worth wearing and enjoying, and yet, it’s helpfully offset by a pair of the most affordable men’s sunglasses. Gear up for your day with a Mission Workshop tote, and add a bit of handy grooming protection with one of the best face lotions for men. Alright, then. You’re ready to go for the rest of spring and summer. Happy shopping!

See Now, Buy Now: This American Giant Polo is One of the Best Men’s Polos for The Season

Here’s the deal, ladies and gentlemen. If ever you’ve spent any time on the blog, especially in these past few months, you’re going to be familiar with the great work being done by American Giant. It’s with that in mind that we’ve got a special Monday edition of our See Now, Buy Now series. Now, I’ve written about my favorite gear picks from American Giant for winter and beyond, as well as the best men’s henley for cold-weather layering, but it’s time to turn our attention in a different direction. Let’s focus in stead today on one of the best men’s polos for spring, summer and beyond, shall we? Sounds pretty darn great to me. The hard-working team at American Giant works with family-owned factories to produce classic, modern and hard-wearing pieces like the American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo, and that’s great news for you and me both.

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Especially as we move from a breezy spring into the heat of summer (and outdoor-centric holidays like Memorial Day), finding one of the best polos for men is going to upgrade your warm-weather wardrobe in a hurry. Helpfully, the American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo has all the right bells and whistles, so to speak, if it’s a durable and stylish polo you seek. It all starts with the use of 100 percent cotton in a breezy and yet durable weave, all the better to keep you cool on hot summer days without giving out or wearing down over time.

SHOP: The American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo

After all, when it comes time to get dressed in durable and classic style, it’s hard to go wrong with an American-made polo, is it not? Think of the American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo ike a major upgrade over a T-shirt, yet not one that’s going to stick out like a sore thumb at that first summer BBQ (you’re not going to need a linen suit, after all). The American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo retails for the right price given the quality construction — it’s $84 at American Giant — and that means that if you’re feeling splurge-worthy, you can even get more than one. This classic men’s polo comes in four cool colors, including the classic Iron color seen at the top of the page, in addition to the Green Tide colorway shown above.

And of course, the American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo goes with just about anything in your spring wardrobe, from chino shorts and stylish leather loafers (like these!) to a pair of slim light wash jeans and trusty canvas sneakers. It’s as ready for the road — perhaps layered up with a stylish indigo chore coat — as it is for an afternoon of kicking back with cold beers at home. To me, that makes it your new favorite polo (and possibly mine, as well). What are you waiting for?

SHOP: The American Giant Premium Slub Pocket Polo

The Sunday Sale: Get 15 Percent Off This Classic Men’s Shirt from Freemans Sporting Club

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A new favorite casual shirt that you can even wear with a spring or summer suit.

Who’s ready to get 15 percent off a classic men’s shirt from Freemans Sporting Club? That sounds like a resounding “Yes” to me, so let’s get to it. Now, in last week’s Sunday Sale, we talked about getting a deal on the best T-shirt for men for spring and summer, but we’re going to amp things up a bit today. Namely, remember your trusty rotation of casual buttondown shirts, the sort of shirts you’d wear to the office and now (mainly) wear on Zoom calls? Well, this is that shirt, and it’s on sale until April 30th (more on that in a moment).america
That’s where today’s deal on one of the best shirts for men comes into play, because you’re going to have to really get dressed again eventually. Be it a summer wedding, perhaps a date or a coffee run or a brewery visit (those last two are favorites of mine in Brooklyn!), you’re going to need a new favorite shirt, which leads us to today’s deal on a new Freemans Sporting Club shirt. The Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt in Navy Plaid is about as classic as it gets, with all the bells and whistles that you need (note the tailored fit and the casual chest pocket), and nothing extra to slow you down. It’s part of the Freemans Sporting Club Archive Sale, which in and of itself is a great place to get the best deals on premium menswear from this New York City brand.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt in Navy Plaid

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A great way to wear your new favorite shirt.

It’s one of the best men’s buttondown shirts for a reason, with a price tag to match (it’s 15 percent off at FSC, which drops the price to $187). Why spend that much on a shirt? I’m glad you asked. It’s a shirt you can call your own, an entirely unique and outstanding shirt from a respected fashion brand, the kind you can wear underneath a khaki cotton suit at a summer wedding or all on its own with your favorite pair of spring and summer denim, high-top sneakers laced up and sleeves rolled. And just as above, you can certainly wear one of the coolest shirts for spring with olive chinos and brown leather boots.

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How many shirts do you have in your closet that are that versatile? Not too many, right? It’s also made from 100 percent cotton for breathability, and that means you can layer it underneath a spring bomber jacket or atop your favorite T-shirt with ease. Mother of pearl buttons won’t break or snap over time, and again, the fit is made to be worn untucked or tucked in. Yes indeed, the Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt in Navy Plaid is quite possibly your new favorite shirt for spring and summer, and remember: It’s 15 percent off through April 30th. Shop accordingly.

Style Pick of the Week: Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers

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Dependable leather high-top sneakers from the makers of your favorite boots.

Now, you’ve assuredly heard of Wolverine men’s boots if you read the blog, right? Not only do they make some of the best men’s boots for spring, but they’ve also got quite the knack for making some of the best sneakers for men, and if that sounds too good to be true, well, you’re in luck today. The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers are everything you could want in your new favorite pair of sneakers, especially as you navigate the ever-shifting climate of spring (and perhaps you’ve read about ’em on the blog before here, ehh?). Consider these a warm-weather option from the same brand that makes your favorite cold-weather boots, like the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots.

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After all, when a brand has decades of heritage and USA-made construction going for it, they tend to make high-quality products across the board, yes? And again, that encompasses your new favorite pair of sneakers, even if it might not seem like it at first (bear with me, folks!). After all, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers  have it right in the name — they mimic the brand’s classic Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, but in sneaker form. What exactly does that mean? Keep on scrolling to find out.

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers

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Just a few of the stylish color options in which you can find these Wolverine sneakers (careful, they’re selling quickly!).

When it comes to the Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers, the difference is in the details, in the best way possible. They’re sturdy-as-heck, with durable construction and a classic silhouette that’s a nice change of pace from other high-top sneakers — in fact, they’re more like chukka boots than sneakers. This is great news if you’d like a pair of durable kicks to carry you all around town and on road trips (or weekend coffee or brewery runs!) this season. The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers aren’t clunky in the slightest, though. They’re made using Vibram outsole for a lightweight fit and feel, plus plenty of comfort.

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And the tumbled Essex leather, sourced from Chicago’s Horween tannery, is as good as it gets. These stylish men’s sneakers for spring really are the perfect pair to wear with casual style staples aplenty, like indigo denim and a rugged men’s henley for laidback, easygoing weekend wear. The point is this: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers are a nice change of pace from the ordinary, made with plenty of durable style and performance in mind. And at the proper price — as these are — they’re a deal that’s too good to pass up.

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers

The Friday Read: The Best New Spring Watch, Mack Weldon Gear & the Best Spring Beers

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Folks, you know what time it is. It’s time to step into the weekend with today’s action-packed Friday Read, which covers new spring beer, new spring gear from the likes of Mack Weldon, some new SeaVees sneakers and of course, a new spring watch. The watch in question is above is one I can’t recommend highly enough. It’s coming at you courtesy of Spinnaker Watches, and I’ve had the chance to test out the brand in recent weeks. In fact, I covered one of the coolest new watches from Spinnaker just last week on the blog. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Spinnaker Croft Automatic Watch is every bit as functional, durable and stylish as you need this season. And hey, the stainless steel case, contrasting bezel and black leather strap give this rugged men’s watch plenty of versatility, too. Consider it a proper way to start your weekend — and know that there’s more where that came from.

We’ve got plenty of other ground to cover today, as you’ll find out in just a minute. As for me, I’ve been plenty busy with other freelance pursuits, including my next music-and-menswear newsletter entry. It’ll hit your inbox tomorrow at The Style Guide In Brief, and you’re also getting a Tuesday newsletter dispatch as well. It’s fun, it’s informational, it’s a great way to start your weekend (as biased as I might be, though).

If that sounds ideal to you, well, I assure you that it is. Elsewhere, I’m once again back in Florida to spend some quality time with my dogs as my parents head out on a quick trip. From time spent in the sun to time spent with Point Ybel Brewing Company beer, it doesn’t get much better. I hope your weekend is just as relaxing and enjoyable. Cheers and thanks for reading!

 

  • Now, how’s this for another spring shopping pick? The arrival of warm weather doesn’t mean you should revert to old-school, threadbare T-shirts. In fact, that’s why I’m recommending you get one of the best polos for spring and summer from… well, who else but Mack Weldon?? The brand’s Ace Hooded Sweatshirt has you covered for casual days at home, and the Mack Weldon Vesper Polo is as great a way as any to add a bit of polish to all those more dressed-up meetings (or rather, Zoom calls). Go for it and let me know your take.

  • What do you need to pair with your new spring polo from Mack Weldon? That’s easy: Some stylish new spring sneakers. If you ask me, I think it’s very tough to beat SeaVees sneakers, especially the sustainable and eco-conscious SeaVees Legend Sneaker Seachange. It’s the brand’s first-ever collection release with conservation group Seachange, so that’s quite the 2-for-1 deal. Get ’em right now at Huckberry.

  • Now, I mentioned above that we’d be talking about the best beers for spring, and with that being said, well, here’s what I’ve got for you. Over at GearMoose, I covered my favorite beers for the season from a wide variety of famed and acclaimed breweries. That goes for Allagash Brewing in Maine, as well as Threes Brewing “down the street” here in Brooklyn (to mention but a couple). Crack open a cold one and enjoy yourself, folks.
  • Let’s switch tracks for a second here. For Maxim.com, I’ve been quite busy these past few weeks covering all manner of new watches, but I had the chance to step outside of the watch world and cover the latest Laphroaig whisky launch, a 10-year whisky finished in Sherry Oak casks. I’ve also been sampling said whisky, and I can confirm it’s as great as it looks. Cheers and let’s raise a glass, shall we?

Frontier 30 728x90 That’ll bring us to the end, believe it or not, of another Friday Read. As I said above, be sure to check out those new spring beers, that new Laphroaig Scotch and of course, my weekend newsletter. Naturally, I also have one more guide to share before we ride into the weekend. If you, like me, can’t seem to put away your new favorite pair of boots, this #OOTD will tell you all about how to make ’em work for you this season. Lace up those Huckberry boots and we’ll see you out there.

The Thursday Buy: This Mack Weldon Pima Tee is the Best Men’s T-Shirt for Spring

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Your new go-to spring T-shirt, easily.

We’re back again with another essential Thursday Buy, and in the spirit of spring, let’s talk about one of the best men’s T-shirts for the season. It comes from a brand you know and love, too. Mack Weldon really does make some of the best gear and menswear for guys, and that’s not just hyperbole (head here to read about the brand’s much-loved hooded sweatshirt). There’s a very good chance that when you start to try out the brand’s basics, you won’t want to wear anything else — even if that’s just cashmere crew socks, for example. And if you’ve tried Mack Weldon underwear, you also know this is the case. But we’re really here to talk about one of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, summer and beyond. It’s your lucky day if you’ve been shopping around for the perfect men’s T-shirt, to put it simply.

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The Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt packs in plenty of bang for your buck (it’ll run you $32 at Mack Weldon), and it’s assuredly worth the price. Heck, it’s so well-made, you might want to get more than one. Another positive here: Remember, you can get free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on orders of $50 or more at this linkNot a bad deal as far as your new favorite T-shirt is concerned, ehh? Not bad at all.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt

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One of the best T-shirts for men, available in a wide array of cool colors.

Consider your search for the best new T-shirt for men to be at an end, in short, because the Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt is going to be your new go-to. In addition to the ridiculously soft pima cotton construction, it’s got a durable collar that won’t lose its shape (the brand calls this its Recovery Collar). That’s great news indeed, because you’re going to find yourself wearing this essential T-shirt with everything from your favorite light wash denim for spring to cotton chino shorts and canvas sneakers. It’s an ideal T-shirt to layer under a rugged cotton chambray shirt or a denim jacket, too. And on its own, even with slim olive chinos (in the case of the Sand Heather T-Shirt shown above), it simply looks great (thanks to the tailored fit and the array of versatile color options).

It’s even better that the Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt comes in so many colors — 15, to be exact! — because you’re going to find yourself wanting to stock up ASAP. Remember, it’s also to your benefit to spend more, thanks to free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on orders of $50 or moreThat’s really just the tip of the iceberg, because this T-shirt is going to become a new favorite, and quickly. If you end up checking it out, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: Get This Eddie Bauer Jacket to Fight Spring Rain in Style

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A functional and yet stylish spring rain jacket to wear when the going gets tough.

If you’ve checked the weather or your checked your calendar as of late, you know that we’re in the throes of a blustery, rainy spring, and for that, you simply need one of the best men’s rain jackets. You’re assuredly in luck with today’s See Now, Buy Now feature, where we dive into one seasonal menswear must-have. Today, it’s the incredibly well-made, highly technical and yet still stylish Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket, one of the best men’s spring jackets and one made to exacting standards by the lauded, pioneering outdoor brand. Oh, and the best part? It’s on sale for 50 percent right now ($89.50, regularly $179). Hop to it, folks!

Eddie Bauer knows plenty about crafting durable menswear that stands the test of time — after all, the brand’s gear was initially tested by real-life mountaineers and explorers — and the man’s legacy lives on in pieces like this stylish rain jacket for spring. It’s got all the technical bells and whistles you need, and few that you don’t — it’s both utilitarian and yet sleek, with a silhouette that reminds me of a classic field jacket in some ways (it must be the two front zip chest pockets). The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket is made with the brand’s technical and pioneering WeatherEdge® seam-sealed waterproof, breathable technology, so you’ll stay dry and you won’t overheat, either. Of course, the list of attributes doesn’t end there.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

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One of three versatile colors in which you can get this durable Eddie Bauer rain jacket.

The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket  gives you plenty of bang for your buck, especially considering it’s priced under $90 — making it one of the best affordable spring jackets, in my book. The real kicker are the functional details designed to keep you dry no matter what. Those include another signature from the brand, the StormRepel® DWR Plus finish that repels water. Plus, you can adjust the hood, cuffs and hem as you please (note the velcro wrists) for an even more secure fit. With one of the best men’s rain jackets out there, the opportunities for wearing it are endless.

That’s the case whether you wear it with dark blue jeans and a rugged Eddie Bauer henley to grab an outdoor beer at a covered sidewalk bar, or if you wear it on the trail with Eddie Bauer hiking pants and perhaps the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots. Heck, head to the shopping page for the Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket and the brand gives you even more ways to wear it, and that’s a bonus on top of its functionality. The next time you want a jacket that helps you make plans outdoors rather than cancel ’em, snag the Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket