Has there ever been a better time to shop the best new men’s gear for spring from Filson? Not quite, if you ask me — it might only be early spring, and you very well might be experiencing one last winter storm, but stocking up on one of the best men’s shirts, to start, is a great way to get the ball rolling with a seasonal wardrobe refresh. Hopefully, you’re well-acquainted with what Filson brings to the table (and to your closet) — they already make one of the most affordable men’s workshirts, not to mention rugged work pants and plenty more, but the Filson Chambray Button-Down is cut from a different cloth, literally and figuratively. It’s a more casual, yet still rugged and functional, clothing option from the famed Pacific Northwest retailer, and in a new, breezy spring color like Rust Chambray, it blends modern good looks with classic style. It’s also a nice addition to Filson’s current lineup of rugged denim, from shirting to hard-wearing indigo selvage.
The Filson Chambray Button-Down checks all the right boxes if you want a versatile men’s shirt with, as Filson says, a “heritage of toughness” — chambray was a fabric, after all, found in workshirts and worn much like denim pants back in the day. Now, you can wear it with everything from tan chinos to indigo jeans — and it gets better from there.
The Filson Chambray Button-Down also comes in neat colors like a throwback-minded Navy Hickory Stripe, all the better to add some vintage style to your spring wardrobe (think of the old shirts and jackets worn by railroad engineers, for instance). Made from a midweight 5 oz. cotton chambray, it’s lightweight enough to wear on its own underneath your favorite chore coat or atop a rugged pocket tee or henley without overheating. It’s still March after all, so temperatures won’t be out of control quite yet. That gives you all the more reason to rock the Filson Chambray Button-Down from now on into summer, especially with the sleeves rolled up on a hot day.
In the meantime though, the Filson Chambray Button-Down is the right move to step into early spring, given the mid-weight design and its utility — it can be worn as a true workshirt, or more casually at the office underneath a spring-like blazer. And yet, when winter rolls around again, the Filson Chambray Button-Down is ready to be worn in proper, rugged fashion with one of the best shawl cardigans for men. You won’t regret picking up this go-anywhere, wear-with-anything shirt for the start of a new season, to say the very least.