See Now, Buy Now: Get this Organic Cotton Shirt from Pact For Summer Style Points

Have you been on the hunt for a no-fuss, no-frills shirt that looks great with everything, works as hard as you do and can pair up with just about anything in your spring and summer wardrobe? Have I got just the shirt for you: The Pact Clothing Essential Vintage Snap Down, a go-anywhere shirt you can wear all on its own, as an overshirt, underneath a chore coat… you name it, this rugged snap shirt can do it. We’ll get into that more in a moment, but how about Pact Clothing, ehh? Consider this your introduction to the eco-conscious brand, one that I’ve been testing out lately (and I’ve been very pleased indeed, to say the least). The best organic cotton menswear is the name of the game when it comes to Pact Clothing, after all, with very stylish and eco-friendly results top of mind. That eco-conscious approach extends across basics, outerwear, T-shirts and more.

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But let’s get back to this stylish spring shirt. It’s a unique one for plenty of different reasons, starting with the fact that it’s a hybrid shirt that’s easygoing enough to wear all on its own, snapped up, or it can be layered atop, say, a Pact organic cotton T-shirt without missing a beat. It’s really two shirts for the price of one, and that’s versatility you can’t beat (especially when you consider that, at full price, it retails for $90 at Pact). Plus, the Pact Clothing Essential Vintage Snap Down is made with 91 percent less water, thanks to the use of that crucial organic cotton fabric. It’s the details that make the difference, as we all know, and the fact that this rugged overshirt is made in a Fair Trade Certified factory is also a major bonus. It gets better though, folks.

SHOP: The Pact Clothing Essential Vintage Snap Down

It’s also helpful when one of the best shirts for men comes in multiple versatile colors, like the Maritime Navy shown above (I’ve been testing out the Thyme colorway shown at the top of the page). Plus, the garment-dyed cotton is what really seals the deal as far as classic style and comfort is concerned. You can definitely throw the Pact Clothing Essential Vintage Snap Down on right out of the box without missing a beat. I also found it a great pairing over a Pact organic cotton T-shirt, and that’s really what it’s all about as far as style and sustainability is concerned.

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Crucially, you can wear your new favorite spring shirt with all the other trappings of the season, including light wash jeans, classic chinos or even slim chino shorts in equal measure. It’s a grab-and-go shirt that, thanks to the two patch chest pockets, can also function as a way to store some small everyday carry items if need be on spring and summer road trips. In short, the Pact Clothing Essential Vintage Snap Down is going to be as reliable as you need this season, and you can feel great wearing it — knowing what you know now, of course. Get this new essential for $90 at Pact and reap the rewards.

SHOP: The Pact Clothing Essential Vintage Snap Down

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear a Short-Sleeve Shirt for Summer

As the thermostat starts to climb, you’re probably looking for a little bit of relief from the heat, and you probably want to leave your stylish hoodie behind (trust me, I know the feeling). I’ve got just the right way for you to do that in today’s #OOTD, which is going to school you — or at least, jog your memory — in the fine art of how to wear a short-sleeve shirt for summer. I guarantee that you didn’t forget, despite the numbingly cold winter. It’ll be fun, stylish and functional, as always.

The key here really comes from Filson’s rugged short-sleeve shirt, the kind you can wear any day of the week (yes, even on that Zoom call, or even when you head back to a casual, slightly less crowded day at the office — and then to a rooftop gathering with friends thereafter). And when you really want to get out in the field — trying a new BBQ joint, taking on a day hike, grabbing another ice-cold beer, and so on — the remarkable Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt is going to prove impactful and highly ready for business (or leisurely pursuits, more likely). It gets even better when you consider the blend of classic and cool on display here, which includes some throwback layering atop one of the best white T-shirts for men. Go forth, keep it casual, keep it cool and keep it stylish this spring and summer.

How to wear a short-sleeve shirt

  • The Short-Sleeve Shirt: Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt, $68 — You better believe that Filson’s rugged short-sleeve shirt is one of the best out there. It’s made from a midweight cotton with military-grade buttons. Go on and wear the heck out of this one.
  • The Casual Tee: Buck Mason Slub Classic Pocket Tee, $40 — This isn’t your average summer look. Leave the Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt unbuttoned atop one of the very best T-shirts for men.
  • The Pants: Marine Layer Saturday Pants, $125 — Want the appeal of classic chinos with the comfort of sweatpants? These stylish drawstring pants are the right way to go, and no one will be all the wiser, whether at the outdoor cocktail bar or a laidback office.
  • The Chukka Boots: Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, $175 — Leave the sandals at home in favor of classic suede chukka boots that pair well with anything, anywhere (yes, even stylish drawstring pants).
  • The Watch: Marathon MSAR Watch, $850 — Look, there are times when a guy just needs one of the most versatile watches out there, and this stainless steel watch is reliable day in and day out.
  • The Sunglasses: Persol PO3193S via GlassesUSA.com, $185.60 — Get some of the best men’s sunglasses on the market for 20 percent off with the code PREMIUM20. Of course, Persol makes legendary eyewear, and this #OOTD is all the better for it.
  • The Craft Beer Pick: GrowlerWerks uKeg Go, $99 — Be it filling up yoru favorite craft beer or bringing along some libations to that long-awaited first summer gathering, this durable portable growler is an excellent move (take it from a big craft beer fan).
  • The Everyday Carry: Mystery Ranch 3-Way Briefcase, $150 — Long spring and summer weekend days call for gear that can handle plenty, like one of the best everyday carry bags from Mystery Ranch. Whatever you have in mind (even if it’s playing hooky from your home office), this bag can take you there.

With plentiful picks from the likes of the new arrivals section at Huckberry and well beyond, I declare this spring-ready #OOTD a surefire winner. It nearly goes without saying — but I’ll mention it anyways — that Filson’s rugged short-sleeve shirt makes all the difference here, with pockets for your everyday carry and classic style in spades. Go ahead and throw it on over one of the best T-shirts for men in a crisp white colorway, all the better to channel some retro style. You can definitely get away with wearing classic suede chukka boots anywhere you please, but particularly if you’ve got to polish up your short-sleeve shirt on a casual Friday.

The whole look gets a bit of polish, plus some easygoing style, with a pair of stylish drawstring pants to wear day in and day out. Throw on a trusty stainless steel watch for a masterclass in versatile style, whether your plans involve the BBQ or a brewery. Haul along a durable portable growler for weekend fun in the sun, too. Of course, that’s where a pair of the best sunglasses for men, from Persol, come into play (remember the code PREMIUM20 for 20 percent off). And whatever’s on your to-do list, the demands of the day are easily met with style and functionality in mind thanks to one of the best everyday carry bags out there. Happy shopping, cheers to spring and summer, and we’ll see you out there.

 

The List: Start Off a New Month with My Favorite Summer Gear Picks From Huckberry

Huckberry summer style essentials

The best summer menswear from Huckberry can be found right here, right now.

File today’s picks under “the best summer style essentials,” and rest assured that as May dawns, we’ll be getting you ready in fine form with the best new gear to buy at Huckberry. The retailer is a favorite in our ongoing shopping series The List (click through to check out the best gear to buy at UNCRATE and the best menswear from Bonobos, for starters) but few retailers have things as crystal-clear as Huckberry when it comes to the summer style essentials you need right now. From A-to-Z (OK, well, not quite), here’s how to shop this week and this month.

My Favorite Huckberry Gear Picks This Month

Forty Five Textured Tee — $35 OR 3 for $95

The best men’s T-shirts on the market, as I’ve said in the past on the blog(and as shown at the top of the page), come from Huckberry’s own Forty Five. This textured T-shirt (or a bundle of three) needs a prime spot in your summer wardrobe for each and every day.

Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch — $189

Now, if you’ve read the blog, you know all about this incredible Huckberry x Timex Cola Watch. If not, I’d encourage you to snap up one of the best men’s watches under $200 right now, then wear it all summer with these picks.

Flint and Tinder Chambray Snap Shirt — $78

The Huckberry new arrivals section is always to be trusted and shopped week after week, and this rugged chambray shirt is a surefire summer weekend style winner.

Foehn Brise Pants — $130

 We’ll get into the best shorts for summer in just one second, but the Foehn Brise Pants, made from a tear- and abrasion-resistant technical fabric, are the best pants for summer adventures on and off the grid.

Vivobarefoot RA II Sneakers — $150

No great summer wardrobe is complete without some stylish leather sneakers, particularly of the lightweight and sustainable variety. Get to it, folks.

Marine Layer Walk Shorts — $88

Styling your rugged chambray shirt just got even easier, thanks to these garment-dyed, organic cotton canvas shorts in a pleasing and versatile 7.5-inch inseam.

Wills Wrinkle-Free Linen Shirt — $98

Invest in the very best with one of the highest-quality linen shirts on the market, the kind that won’t wrinkle (because of linen and polyethylene). This makes it an ideal shirt to wear to the office and then out of town on the weekends.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Short-Sleeve Henley — $74

This rugged short-sleeve henley is a longtime favorite of the blog, made with go-anywhere, moisture-wicking fabric in a wide variety of colors. Heck, get more than one.

Aer Travel Duffel — $170

You very well might recognize this bag, one of the best travel bags for men, from this blog and elsewhere, but it’s worth reconsidering it again as you plan out seasonal trips.

Far Afield Selleck Short-Sleeve Shirt — $135

Last but not least, let’s end this roundup of the best Huckberry gear with a look at a fun, stylish and not-too-zany short-sleeve shirt. Call it one of the best patterned short-sleeve shirts out there right now, but just make sure it ends up in your summer rotation before that first big BBQ.

Alright, then. Who’s got a hankering for the best Huckberry gear now? As always, the retailer never misses, so to speak, when it comes to just about the widest array of men’s style essentials you could hope to shop for any season, but especially for when the thermostat climbs. Witness everything from one of the best patterned short-sleeve shirts to a durable travel bag (and not just any travel bag — one of the best travel bags for men). Or, consider getting one of the best men’s T-shirts or else, the epically cool Huckberry x Timex Cola Watch. Whichever way you go, be sure to follow me on Twitter to let me know your favorites.

 

 

The Sunday Sale: Get This Classic Timex Watch For Under $100 Right Now

My friends, that headline isn’t too good to be true, and you can take that to the bank. You really can get one of the best men’s watches on the market for a standout deal right now, and you can get it from a respected and much-loved brand. To cut to the chase: The Timex MK1 Aluminum Chronograph is under $100 right now at Timex (it normally retails for $119). Now, if you’ve read the blog over the years, you know that Timex makes some of the best watches for men, at the best prices, and that’s no joke. Today’s Sunday Sale is all about value, authenticity, style points and, just to drive the point home again, major value. 
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For starters, you can’t go wrong with a rugged military watch, the kind of classic design with roots in the field and plenty of heritage and history to go along with it back home. Luckily for you and me both, Timex has been making some of the best watches for men in much the same fashion for years and years, and with the Timex MK1 Chronograph, that shows no signs of letting up. In fact, the warmer months of spring and summer, with the promise of outdoor adventure and the potential for casual style situations aplenty (from BBQs to brewery visits) lends itself quite nicely to a rugged and durable men’s field watch, wouldn’t you agree?

SHOP: The Timex MK1 Chronograph

As you might expect from a brand that specializes in functional and no-nonsense watches, the Timex MK1 Chronograph is as well-built as it is affordably priced. The 40mm case diameter is nicely sized for most wrists, and the sturdy anodized silver-tone aluminum case is a unique feature that makes this watch durable, yet lightweight. Plus, the triple-chronograph dial design of the Timex MK1 Aluminum Chronograph helps you measure up to 1/20th of a second — how’s that for staying on time in the great outdoors?

HELM Boots- $50 Off Your First Purchase The black dial and contrasting markings play nicely with the tan fabric strap, a classic field watch feature that also makes this watch perfect to wear with, say, the best men’s jeans for spring and summer, plus a rugged short-sleeve henley. You can also wear this watch with your favorite polo and chino shorts without missing a beat. And again, this watch retails for under $100 right now at Timex. Yes indeed, you assuredly can’t misstep with the Timex MK1 Aluminum Chronograph for spring and summer adventures aplenty, no matter where you’re headed. Shop as quick as you can right now.

SHOP: The Timex MK1 Chronograph

Style Pick of the Week: Nisolo Diego Low-Top Leather Sneakers

Nisolo men's sneakers

A unstoppably cool pair of spring and summer sneakers from an ethically produced brand.

If you’ve spent any time checking your calendar or checking the weather, or plotting your next spring getaway, perhaps you’re already ahead of me on this one: It’s clear you need a new favorite pair of spring and summer sneakers, right? That’s why we’re here today with another Style Pick of the Week, and it’s a doozy, you might say (in a good way!). The Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers are exactly the pair you need right now, packing in style, sustainability and standout construction. Now, we’ve talked about Nashville-based Nisolo in the past on the blog over the years, from the fact that they make some of the best travel shoes for men to the fact that they also make one of the coolest weekender bags for spring travel (and beyond that). The brand owns a factory in Peru and uses exacting standards to get precise results, and that’s great news for you and me indeed.

So, it only makes sense that they’re making some of the best men’s sneakers, and that they’re doing it the right way. That might even be an understatement, because Nisolo uses sustainable, ethical practices to craft the best sneakers for men (and more), and these attributes are huge bonuses these days. Let’s get into it, shall we? For starters, this particular pair of Nisolo men’s sneakers blends a Vibram rubber sole with ethically sourced and produced leather, and it gets better from there (and how cool is the white leather and gum rubber combination, ehh?).

SHOP: The Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers 

These aren’t your average pair of canvas kicks that might give out quickly either, and it’s all owing to the durable and tough construction (yet, that Vibram outsole is going to prove light and springy). Yessir, Nisolo men’s sneakers feature all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a versatile pair of leather sneakers, including waxed cotton laces for a dressier finish than normal. The anti-microbial and cushioning insoles are also crucial, because you’re going to be able to get as much wear as you want out of the Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers.

Helpfully, they’re also priced quite nicely: They’ll run you $150 at Nisolo, and that’s a downright steal compared to other premium leather sneakers for men on the market. The silhouette itself is low-profile and casual, yet easily wearable with chinos and an Oxford shirt. Of course, it’s also cool and laidback enough to wear with your favorite chino shorts and an indigo polo on breezy days this season. To round things out the right way, you actually get your choice between six essential color and leather combinations when it comes to the Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers. If you’re feeling splurge-worthy, consider picking up two and wearing the heck out of ’em for spring and summer. They can handle it: They’re from Nisolo, after all.

SHOP: The Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers