See Now, Buy Now: The Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee is the Best Casual Summer Tee

Oftentimes, the best menswear essentials are actually the most seemingly simple and effortlessly versatile — like one of the best men’s T-shirts, for instance. The T-shirt was once only an undergarment, but those days are long gone — these days, a well-fitting T-shirt can stand out quietly on its own when paired with other top menswear moves (think of the classic jeans-and-a-T-shirt combination, after all). And that brings us to today’s subtly stylish, well-made pick: The Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee, one of the best T-shirts for men of the moment.

The idea behind the Forty-Five line of T-shirts at Huckberry is simple enough: Each tee is designed to be perfectly well-made to stand on its own, much like the power behind the 45 RPM, or 7-inch, record. One perfect song translates to one perfect T-shirt, does it not? Luckily, you’ll certainly find one of the best men’s casual tees within the digital confines of San Fran and Austin-based Huckberry, and this one starts with slub cotton fabric for a textured look and feel.

Better still is the fact that it’s priced at just $35 (or three for $95), making it a terrific style move and an affordable menswear pick-up. Sounds too good to pass up, right? So go on then, get the Forty-Five Slub Cotton Tee from Huckberry right now in as many colors as you can.

The Tuesday Steal: Save Nearly 30 Percent on This Summer-Ready Todd Snyder x Timex Watch

Best affordable watch for men.

From time to time, the best accessories (especially the best watches for men) stand out quietly and subtly, looking a lot more expensive than they are in reality. And no one seems to know this better than Todd Snyder, one of the best American menswear designers and but one part of the equation behind the excellent, ongoing Todd Snyder x Timex partnership. That partnership has yielded some of the coolest, most affordable men’s watches over time, from durable military watches to the dynamic, stylish stainless steel watch you see above. The best part of all? The Q Timex x Todd Snyder Watch is nearly 30 percent off right now.

That makes it as worthy of our Tuesday Steal spot as any in my book, especially given the sporty appeal of a dressy yet rugged and still casual stainless steel watch for summer. The throwback-oriented dial and 38mm case design of this stylish men’s watch are all callbacks to the smaller timepieces of yesteryear, while the quartz technology also throws it back to the 1970s — when quartz watches first came into vogue.

The important thing to know is that this watch wears well with everything from your favorite summer blazer and light wash jeans to the best USA-made T-shirt and stretch chino shorts. Shop accordingly now — hop to it!

See Now, Buy Now: Flint and Tinder’s 365 Cotton-Linen Shorts Are A Prime Summer Style Move

Best casual shorts for men.

Alright, my friends: We’re back at it with another See Now, Buy Now entry, this time covering a summer style essential you might already feel like you’ve got on lock: A pair of the best men’s shorts. And yet, I’m here to tell you that it’s always worth diving back in one more time when you come across a style move that shifts your expectations ever so slightly. In the case of today’s standout style pick, that switch-up comes at you courtesy of Huckberry, and via a brand you know and love, at that.

That’d be Flint and Tinder, and to get even more specific, the Flint and Tinder 365 Cotton-Linen Shorts take a tried-and-true silhouette and shake it up quite nicely.

How exactly is it possible to shake up the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts? Well, remember that this set of the best shorts for men starts with a classic 7-inch inseam, yet uses the same fabric typically found in the brand’s Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (those are among Huckberry’s Bestsellers, my friends).

Here’s the kicker: The Flint and Tinder 365 Cotton-Linen Shorts swap in a soft, breezy and supremely comfortable blend of cotton and linen, not to mention some suitably dusty and visually interesting colors, all the better to wear with the rest of your favorite summer style essentials. Certainly, you can now add the Flint and Tinder 365 Cotton-Linen Shorts to that list. Happy shopping, my friends!

The Sunday Sale: Get This Taylor Stitch Western Shirt for 50 Percent Off at Huckberry

Shopping for the best menswear essentials on the market, especially at a site like Huckberry, requires a keen eye for finding the gear that’s going to best serve you. So, while the well-stocked Huckberry Sale section right now has tons of cold-weather gear marked down to low, low prices, the real key is to look for some of the best deals on summer menswear that you can buy right now. In the case of today’s Sunday Sale, the summer menswear deal in question is a great one: 50 percent off one of the best men’s Western shirts of the moment from Taylor Stitch.

That brings the Taylor Stitch Western Shirt down to 50 percent off right now, just a shade over $60. Bear in mind that it’s made from sturdy 8oz. organic cotton, the kind that only gets better with age, so it’ll function nicely as an overshirt on breezy summer nights — yet you can also wear it unbuttoned over your favorite T-shirt atop stretch chino shorts plenty of times in the season ahead. Rest easy knowing that plenty of sizes are available right now, and then get ready to shop and save at Huckberry.

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Hawthorne Shirt – The Best New Summer Shirt

Best short-sleeve shirt for men to buy now.

The building blocks of a guy’s summer wardrobe should include reliable staples, no doubt about it, and some welcome changes of pace, too — take the best men’s short-sleeve shirts, for instance. Think of your classic polo or a short-sleeve buttondown, and then think of some slight variations to those tried-and-true staples — that’s where the Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Hawthorne Shirt comes into play. Taylor Stitch has a way of taking the classics and switching things up, and that’s certainly what they’ve done with this organic cotton camp-collar shirt.

The camp-collar style is a throwback that’s quickly turned into both a modern trend and still a classic, with a lay-flat collar that’s easygoing and definitely laidback. The organic cotton is washed for a textured look and feel, and this stylish short-sleeve shirt also boasts a textured striped design. The real kicker, though, is the tailored fit, which lends it a polished air (unlike some more relaxed Hawaiian shirts).

The Sand color of this Taylor Stitch shirt wears well with just about anything (including your favorite light wash jeans or even off-white chinos), and the quality is second-to-none — as you’d expect from Taylor Stitch. It’s a stylish short-sleeve men’s shirt for summer that you can count on, and there’s no denying you need more than a few of those right now.

The Friday Read: Recuerdo Mezcal, The Strokes & The Best Double-Breasted Suits

My friends, it might be hard to believe, but if you follow me on Instagram, you know it’s the case — I’m on the road once again, and on my second jaunt to Mexico in just about six months! It’s a far cry from the pandemic times of last year and the year prior, and it’s every bit as exciting as my November trip to Tequila with Jose Cuervo. In fact, it’s different and yet the same, in some ways — I’m on the road to Oaxaca to experience the delight that is Recuerdo Mezcal, and I’m excited to take a deep dive into the brand for Maxim.com. That’s worthy of a toast, is it not??

Prior to this trip though, I simply had to add in another dash of Mexico-centric fun, and it had everything to do with one of my favorite bands: That’d be The Strokes, as I wrote about for Esquire last fall. As luck would have it, the famed NYC rockers just so happened to play in Mexico City last nite, the absolute perfect way to kick off a momentous Mexico trip. Suffice to say, it’s a show I’ll never forget. And again, that’s worthy of a toast, is it not?? With that being said: I’ve got some mezcal to taste and plenty of fun on the horizon. Cheers and thanks for reading!

  • Well, my friends: Do you have a summer wedding on your radar in the months ahead? Are you looking to make a major splash? I’ve got just the style move up for your consideration today. Over at SPY, I dove into the history of the double-breasted suit, including my picks for the best double-breasted suits. Shop carefully and shake up your menswear wardrobe in a major way.
  • Let’s go a bit more casual, shall we? If you’re less worried about how to dress for a summer wedding and more concerned about how to dress for your 9-to-5 grind, fear not: The good folks at Huckberry have come up with the perfect lineup of the best smart-casual essentials to shop now, and I wrote all about it here on the blog.
  • Here’s one more unique spring and summer style tip to consider embracing right now. Have you ever given white jeans a try? While they’re quite the bold style move, they just might work for you if you snag the right pair — with that being said, give my latest for AskMen a read if you feel like upgrading your style in a major way with a pair of the best white jeans. How about it, ehh??

Alright, my friends. I hope those three style tips and reads above were helpful — to say the very least. Let’s gear up for summer in style, and here’s to a fun-filled weekend in Mexico — be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with each step of the journey!

The Thursday Buy: Line of Trade’s Churchill Seersucker Shirt is A New Summer Classic

Best men's short-sleeve shirt for summer

A guy’s summer wardrobe requires versatile options aplenty, the kind of menswear essentials that function like a Swiss Army Knife while taking you from the office to happy hour to the open road and back again. And among many sources you can go to as you search for the best men’s short-sleeve shirts, Bespoke Post is as fine a source as any. You perhaps already saw my guide to the best new denim shirt from Bespoke Post and the site’s Line of Trade in-house brand, which brings us to today’s must-buy pick: The Line of Trade Churchill Seersucker Shirt, a breezy option that’s a bit more cleaned-up than a denim shirt.

The use of monochromatic seersucker, as opposed to contrasting stripes, gives it more of a polished look and feel, turning it into an office-ready shirt on casual days. The fit is tailored, the cotton seersucker is lightweight and breezy, and the fact that it’s garment-washed means it’s extra-soft and comfortable. And crucially, the Line of Trade Churchill Seersucker Shirt retails for under $70. It’s a new must-buy summer style move, no doubt about it.

See Now, Buy Now: The Vans 44 DX Sneakers Are The Best Classic Sneakers To Shop Today

Best summer sneakers for men.

When the time comes to spin the wheel and select from your favorite summer style essentials as you dress for a heat wave, you know what to do: Stick with a brand you can trust. Stick with, for instance, Huckberry, as you shop for the best summer sneakers. Beyond that, go with a tried-and-true retailer that’ll stand the test of time, at least for as long as your seasonal adventures last. My best advice? Get the Vans 44 DX Sneakers to wear in all times casual for the months ahead.

Naturally, the San Fran-based retailer and perennial blog favorite has plenty of options to peruse as you plan out your next purchase to amp up your sneaker rotation, but there’s something to be said for the classic wearability of the Vans 44 DX Sneakers (not to mention the sub-$80 price tag). That means these sneakers tend to sell out fast, but it’s no surprise to see why — especially as you dig into the specs that just so happen to make these some of the best summer sneakers for men.

Classic Vans sneakers for men.

These sneakers are an homage to the first Vans factory in Anaheim, a cool touch that makes them as authentic and old-school as it gets. The Vans 44 DX Sneakers also are subtle and simple — contrast stitching and eyelets, a simple design with a sturdy waffle tread rubber outsole, and again, that agreeable, low price tag. The textile upper on the Vans 44 DX Sneakers — in any number of eye-catching or neutral colors — is also quite the winner. They even look a bit better beat up, especially if you want casual sneakers to wear with shorts, but cleaning your canvas kicks is a wise move at times, too.

Of course, the Vans 44 DX Sneakers are useful if you’re a skateboarder (their intended purpose, or at least, the purpose for which they were first used), but they’re equally helpful if you want classic sneakers you can throw on and forget about. In a manner of speaking: Throw on the Vans 44 DX Sneakers with your favorite jeans and a classic black tee or henley, and then don’t worry about ’em too much. For $75, you very well might want to get two pairs of the Vans 44 DX Sneakers — they’re just that essential for summer. Lace ’em up, my friends.

The Tuesday Steal: Shop and Save on New Active Shorts from Proof at Huckberry

Best casual shorts for men.

Anytime you find yourself in the thick of a new season — like the impending start of summer — it can be tricky to actually save on the best menswear essentials, like the best shorts for men, yes? What if I told you there was a better way to do just that, though? My friends, that’s why we’re here, and that’s why you’re going to love the Proof Caldera Shorts. Part of the exceptionally well-stocked yet fast-selling Huckberry Sale Apparel section, they’re the perfect blend of active shorts and casual shorts — and they can be yours for under $60 today.

In these ever-more casual times, you sometimes need shorts that are polished enough for a coffee run, comfortable enough for a day on the road, and pleasing enough to wear at home. Make the Proof Caldera Shorts your pick for all those times (and again, know that they’re selling fast, so we’ll keep it fairly brief today). These shorts come from the same Huckberry in-house brand that makes the Proof Rover Pants — arguably your favorite pants, right? — and they feature temperature-regulating, four-way stretch fabric.

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The elastic waistband is nothing but comfortable and snug (so you can actually wear them to work out), while the fit itself is streamlined and tailored (so they don’t look like baggy gym shorts). The next time you need shorts that toe the line between casual and active — and the next time you want to save on your new favorite shorts — go for the Proof Caldera Shorts. Get right to it, my friends!

See Now, Buy Now: Line of Trade’s Denim Shirt Is Your New Summer Go-To

When you land on a summer style essential that grips you right away, it’s wise to invest in that piece at the drop of a hat, so to speak, is it not? That’s where Bespoke Post comes into play with one of the best men’s shirts, the right way to shake up your casually rugged summer style in an eye-catching, unique way.

You already know Bespoke Post for selling some of the best subscription boxes for men, and for offering up — among other gear picks — one of the most affordable men’s watches on the market at the moment. Now, you can add to your arsenal of Bespoke Post essentials with the Line of Trade Sierra Embroidered Shirt, an effortlessly cool summer wardrobe upgrade made to be worn weekend after weekend. It’s got all the trappings of your new favorite summer shirt, from the cotton-polyester chambray fabric — for breezy seasonal style — to the seriously cool embroidered shoulder detailing, as the name would suggest.

Yes indeed, the Line of Trade Sierra Shirt carries on Bespoke Post’s mission of helping guys look great even when dressed casually — Line of Trade is the NYC-based E-commerce brand’s in-house apparel line, so it only makes sense. The Line of Trade Sierra Shirt also manages to be classic yet on-trend — it’s got the timeless appeal of a rugged chambray shirt, the visually engaging Western detailing that’s all the rage at the moment, and the chops to be worn on its own or layered underneath a black denim jacket.

Even the patch chest pockets on the Line of Trade Sierra Shirt add a dash of Western style, as do the imitation pearl snap buttons. Wear it on its own buttoned up or layer it over your favorite T-shirt unbuttoned — there’s practically no wrong way to wear the Line of Trade Sierra Shirt in my book. Bespoke Post perhaps says it best when it comes to the Line of Trade Sierra Shirt : They note that this “durable western shirt is an American workwear staple. That sounds to me like a piece you need in your summer wardrobe. Happy shopping, my friends.