Now that we’re — very nearly — into October, hopefully, you’ve got a rotation of some of the best fall style essentials all sorted out. But there’s always room for more when shopping the right way, agreed? That’s where Alabama-based menswear designer Billy Reid enters the equation. The designer is a personal favorite of your Brooklyn style writer for his modern approach to the classics, blending rugged and refined the right way — as with the Billy Reid Cotton Lous Henley, easily one of the best henleys for men on the market this fall.
The Billy Reid Sueded Cotton Louis Henley is a perfect example of what the award-winning designer does best. That approach? Using premium materials to take a tried-and-true classic like one of the best men’s henleys and ramping things up a notch in terms of quality. Billy Reid did the same thing with one of the best men’s Western shirts this season, to be sure, and the Billy Reid Louis Henley does that just as well.
Crucially, this stylish henley for men is made in Peru from 100 percent cotton, for the sort of layering potential that works underneath a classic Billy Reid shirt — or else a flannel shirt jacket or even one of the best men’s waxed jackets. The four-button placket on your new favorite henley is also a cool design touch that gives this shirt a bit more of a refined feel — you could certainly wear it with one of the best fall blazers, too.
The rest of the time though, this rugged men’s henley is essential, well-designed, very well-made and certainly worth the higher price tag (it retails for $128 at Billy Reid). Better still is the fact that one of the best henleys for men comes in a wide variety of wear-with-anything colors. You’ve just found your new favorite casual shirt for fall and winter, my friends.