Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt

A rugged workshirt that you’ll love wearing all fall.

If you’ve swung through the digital pages of The Style Guide recently, you’re probably well-acquainted with the rugged style essentials being sold by Wellen Surf, the new in-house brand at Huckberry. There’s no wrong way to go here when it comes to the brand’s sustainable style picks, and specifically, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt — the perfect workshirt to wear all fall. That’s high praise, but Wellen can back it up. Don’t quite believe me? Step into my office and let’s dig into why this might be the best workshirt for your hard-earned cash — seriously. Like the rest of the Wellen collection, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt really all comes down to the fabric; in this case, this durable workshirt starts with the use of both organic cotton and hemp. Hemp is a sort of nature “wonder fabric,” as it adds to the health of the soil in which it’s grown — and it results in excellent products like this stylish workshirt, to boot.  This tough workshirt also happens to be lined in organic cotton twill Oxford fabric, adding another degree of tough functionality and style — that means you can wear it over something as simple as an indigo T-shirt or even a thermal henley. Talk about having your fall style essentials on lock, ehh?

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.SHOP: The Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt 

The right details make all the difference when it comes to the Wellen Work Shirt.

In addition to the textured fabric and functional lining, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt also provides a degree of handy utility via two front chest pockets to hold small everyday carry essentials. The fit is also a selling point you need to consider when hunting for the best men’s workshirt — this particular take on the style is trim but easy to layer, featuring gathered fabric at the back shoulders to give you full range of movement. Again, this is the right workshirt to layer atop a slim henley and pair up with rugged chore pants for your next day trip or morning outdoor project. And if you’d rather just wear the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt underneath your favorite denim jacket to grab a weekend coffee? You can (and should!) do that, too. The point is, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt checks all the right boxes when it comes to transitional fall style, from rugged layering potential to top-notch functionality. You’ll find yourself reaching for it plenty in the weeks and months to come.

SHOP: The Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt 

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The Friday Read: The Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, New Whiskey and the Best New Leather Watch

You’ll be the talk of the town if you pick up this shirt in advance of the weekend.

There’s no question about it, the best flannel shirt for fall — and particularly for an early fall weekend — has got to be the rugged, purely essential Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt. It’s your new favorite shirt, it doubles as a rugged overshirt, and you can style it plenty of different ways. In short, just know that this is the best men’s shirt for a fall weekend … like this one that’s on the horizon right now! I always love my fall weekends in Brooklyn, from the idllyic confines of Prospect Park to enjoying a rich IPA or crisp Oktoberfest at choice Brooklyn haunts like Gold Star Beer Counter. I’m still waiting on the weather to shift to slightly colder temperatures, but when it does, Taylor Stitch is what I’ll be wearing as I enjoy my favorite beers.

And on tap for me this weekend elsewhere? Some Michigan State football, to be sure, plus preparing plenty of fall style content for the blog and of course, my Instagram. It’s always nice to be able to take some time to relax after travel, too. Again, if you follow me on Instagram, you perhaps saw that I was in Denver last weekend to see my favorite band, indie rock heroes The National! The city is an exceptional one, blending a love of the outdoors with stunning beauty and a host of quirky, cool spots, like My Brother’s Bar (the oldest bar in Denver!) and pioneering Denver brewery Great Divide Brewing. Elsewhere, I also enjoyed a highly affordable and seriously tasty breakfast at Sam’s No. 3 on Sunday to close out my trip, and I also visited the minimal and modern menswear shop Steadbrook — and of course, CREMA provided crucial refreshment & energy throughout. Speaking of great gear, it was also a treat to check out the menswear & gear market expo American Field on Sunday! It’s a yearly traveling showcase highlighting American-made brands (like Topo Designs, a personal favorite!), complete with plenty of craft beer and coffee to test out from local markets (Denver, in this case!). AF heads to Brooklyn this November, too. Not bad at all. Have you been to Denver? What’s next on your radar in terms of trips? Oh, and I almost forgot — let’s get to the Friday Read below!

  • As we shift our attention toward fall and style that’s ever-so-slightly rugged, it would behoove you to reach for a rugged leather watch that can stand up to the rich textures and fabrics of your fall style essentials. To wit: I covered the Dango TK-01 Trek Watch, a heck of a tough leather watch to bring you into the best season for menswear. Check it out at GearMoose.
  • Speaking of fall essentials, one could argue that the best new whiskey is a fine fall essential to have on hand — and in that regard, it was a pleasure to dive right in and cover the 1792 Aged Twelve Years Bourbon for GearMoose. It’s a pleasing fall sipper that’ll warm you up on many a chilly fall or winter night.
  • And let’s close things out today with more essential, seasonal gear from Taylor Stitch — namely, the rugged Taylor Stitch Camp Pants are exactly what the doctor ordered if you’ve got to go off-trail, get upstate or simply suit up in rugged fashion for a chilly tailgate. Don’t sleep on these, folks!

OK, my friends — we’ve called out this handy, seasonal #OOTD in the past, but it’s worth calling attention to again. Wondering how to dress for early fall? Of course you are — that #OOTD as mentioned above can help, guaranteed. Alright, that’s a wrap on the start of this early fall weekend — cheers!

The List: Wear My Picks for the Best New Men’s Gear All Fall Long

Stepping into fall the very best way possible — with a pair of the best leather boots out there from Taylor Stitch.

OK, my friends. We’re back at it today on the blog with the best new men’s gear to buy and wear all fall — truly, these are some of the best fall style essentials you can get your hands (and feet) on, and that’s just a fact. As it were, we’re stepping into the season the right way, with some of the best men’s leather boots on the planet — yes, the planet. They’re the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, and they really can’t be topped; of course, the rest of this version of The List is pretty prime, as well. Read on, and let’s get into fall.

Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in Espresso Eagle — $348

The rugged-yet-sleek boots you should wear all fall.

If you’re a fan of Taylor Stitch, you know the brand has been seriously ramping up its stylish footwear collection, including the exquisite Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, easily some of the best men’s boots you can buy for fall (and beyond). Wear these rugged leather boots as often as you can.

Flint and Tinder Light Wash Slim Jeans — $128 

The best men’s denim you can buy heading into fall, folks.

It’s true, we love a great pair of American-made denim, and the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are perfect when it comes to the jeans you should be wearing all fall. The mid-wash is casual and ideal as you dress for your next tailgate.

Bear Hybrid Mattress — $1,032

The best new mattress on the market? Likely! Get yours ASAP.

We’re again stepping outside the normal menswear realm here on the blog with one of the best mattresses for athletes, a unique approach that Bear has nailed. The Bear Hybrid Mattress is designed to cool your body and promote active recovery — all the more crucial after all of your fall adventures.

Howler Brothers ATX Work Pants — $99

Dependable work pants that’ll become a new fall go-to, without a doubt.

Fall is nothing if not the time to get out there and tackle yard projects & fall adventures aplenty — these rugged work pants from Howler Brothers should help you tackle whatever comes next. Pair them with the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots for off-duty style, too.

Wellen Hemp Long-Sleeve Henley — $88

You’ll find yourself wearing this stylish henley all season long.

Speaking of gear to pair up with the rugged work pants from Howler Brothers as seen above, well, this classic henley might just be the ticket. This isn’t the last you’ll see from Wellen in today’s post, either.

Yogi Lawson Suede Moccasins — $190

When you don’t feel like wearing leather boots, lace up these suede moccasins.

For perfect fall style, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of moccasins — especially one done up in rich suede, perfect to wear with olive chinos and a classic Oxford shirt for easygoing office (or weekend) style.

Armogan Syracuse Watch — $265

The sleek dress watch to upgrade your office style this fall.

We’ve been talking about lots of rugged gear in today’s post, so it’s only fitting that we’re turning now toward a stylish dress watch from Armogan — hey, a guy’s gotta switch it up from time to time.

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover 43-Liter Bag — $185

Grab this durable backpack and hit the road this fall.

Alright, back to rugged fall gear, OK? The Mystery Ranch Mission Rover is a no-holds-barred, full-on tough travel bag to carry your gear this fall — and that’s all there is to it.

Helm Boots Muller Boots — $345.98

Lace up these tough leather boots whenever you need to this fall.

Make no mistake, we’ve featured the Helm Muller Boots on the blog before, and they’re back again as perhaps the perfect boots for fall, all owing to the rugged construction and standout styling potential. They should pair nicely with the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans, too.

Taylor Stitch Stitched Belt in Espresso Grizzly — $88

The classic leather belt that’ll perfectly complement many an ensemble.

If ever you need a stylish leather belt to complement your Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, well, let me point you toward the Taylor Stitch Stitched Belt — easy does it. It’ll pair up with your Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans, too.

Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt — $88

A workshirt made from hemp? You bet. Layer accordingly.

The ideal time to start to work a rugged workshirt into your fall rotation? Why, anytime at all — but especially right now. This tough chambray workshirt from Wellen is sustainably made and seriously perfect to wear over your favorite henley with rugged work pants from Howler Brothers.

Scott Reinhard Yosemite Print (Available via Huckberry) — $92.98

Capping off today’s post with stylish new artwork.

As we enter a new season, it’s surely worth evaluating your home decor — and if you prefer something with a  bit more rugged appeal (say, for your den or your cabin), then Scott Reinhard prints are repurposed old-school maps that provide a handsome way to take care of those home decor upgrades.

 

If you happen to have a favorite from today’s edition of The List, let me know on Twitter. In the meantime, I’ll be lusting after the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots — you really can’t go wrong! Happy fall, folks.

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Jacket This Fall

If the throes of summer strike you as a more fitting time to wear a stylish denim jacket — namely, the rugged denim jacket from Taylor Stitch that we’ll be discussing today — then, it’s time to rethink your approach to early fall style. The best denim jacket can serve as a stylish blazer replacement or a different piece of outerwear in lieu of a leather jacket — it’s both versatile and casual, able to provide warmth in the early fall chill and still ready to be taken off at a moment’s notice if temperatures pick up unexpectedly. And with all that being said, the right accessories make all the difference. When seeking casual fall style essentials to wear to your favorite beer bar or to a tailgate or a weekend brunch, it’s best to keep it simple, stylish and rugged. Hence, you’ll notice a classic henley, plus a pair of equally classic chinos from Flint and Tinder that work any time of year — not just during early fall. Naturally, your everyday carry should stay on-point, too; that’s where the best leather watch comes into play. It’s the type of timepiece that’ll stand out at the bar and look great no matter where you take it. And again, the thing is, the best denim jacket can take you a lot of different places all season long (especially when layered up accordingly). The choice is all yours — let’s get to work.

A stylish, transitional, rugged way to wear a denim jacket — guaranteed.

  • The Denim Jacket: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in 24-Month Wash, $188 — Yes, you can indeed wear a denim jacket in a lighter wash as it gets colder — just layer this rugged denim jacket from Taylor Stitch accordingly.
  • The Henley: Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Henley, $58 — Seeing as it’s fall and all, well, we’re here to tell you that you need a seriously classic henley. It’s the perfect pairing with your rugged denim jacket, namely.
  • The Chinos: Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos, $98 — Those classic chinos you wore all summer long can still work as we move through September — Flint and Tinder gets it right.
  • The Boots: Yogi Lucas Leather Moccasin Boots, $199 — You could easiy accessorize this outfit with any one of your favorite pairs of leather boots, but these rugged leather moc boots are the way to go.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Grandville Watch, $495 — The best leather watch to complement this outfit? It might just be the rugged Zodiac Grandville Watch, mixing in a bit of dressy style and rugged functionality.
  • The Grooming Essential: HaloSmile Whitening Kit, $59.99 — For as much attention as you put into things like classic chinos, well, your smile also deserves some upkeep. This handy teeth whitening kit is but one step to keeping your smile sharp, folks.
  • The Leather Wallet: Filson Bi-Fold Wallet, $100.98 — This rugged leather wallet from Filson is assuredly one you’ll use everyday — keep an eye on it, and you’ll have it for years to come.
  • The Everyday Bag: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $298 — No matter what the day throws at you, it behooves you to haul around the best everyday bag you can get your hands on; we’ve featured this handsome WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag before, and it’s every bit as essential now.

As we often say here on the blog, it’s all about picking the right pieces around which to build an outfit, especially as temperatures grow chilly (slowly but surely) this fall. And crucially, a rugged denim jacket from Taylor Stitch is going to be the great equalizer when it comes to a versatile, casually rugged piece of outerwear this season. When you match it up with rugged leather moc boots and classic chinos, the major building blocks of your outfit are in place. This is an outfit that exudes casual cool without overdoing it — hence the inclusion of a laidback-yet-timeless Flint and Tinder henley. Taken all at once, this is the type of outfit that’s going to more than serve you well when it comes time to head out on a casual weekend coffee date or to grab your favorite craft beer (both pursuits I plan on indulging quite a bit this fall!). Of course, the small details also help set your #OOTD apart, so don’t leave behind your rugged leather wallet or that critically important, best everyday bag. Finish it all off with a winning smile via the HaloSmile kit, and you’ll both look AND feel your best. It’s as simple as that. Well, not quite. But you get the picture. Enjoy the imminent start of fall, my friends!

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is One of Fall’s Best

The best long-sleeve tee for fall? Try it out for yourself.

There comes a time when stylish guys like yourself (or your partner, or your husband, or your boyfriend) need to step up and take on fall in style — and the right way to do that starts with one of the best long-sleeve shirts of this new season. It comes to you courtesy of Taylor Stitch, not surprisingly. This brand has you covered from season to season without missing a beat — that goes for summer staples like the Taylor Stitch Trail Shorts as well as this fresh new tee. Assuredly, the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is one of fall’s best T-shirts, made with durable style and sustainable construction in mind. Where to begin with what exactly sets this shirt apart? Well, there’s plenty. First, you’re getting the kind of quality that only Taylor Stitch can bring to the table — the 8oz. cotton-poly blend is done up in handsome raglan sleeve construction and a flattering fit. That’s certainly not all.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve TeeThe Best Basics. Summer Ready.The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is also made using a ridiculously sustainable process — to wit, it uses no water and a miniscule amount of CO2 in its production.That leads to a tee that’s going to be comfortable and cozy to wear thanks to the pre-shrunk fit. In fact, this stylish long-sleeve tee should pair up with everything from dark indigo denim and brown leather boots to a rugged chore coat and slim tan chinos, all the while providing essential fall style. It should also wear quite well with other Taylor Stitch favorites — feel free to layer it under the famed Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt if you feel so inclined. The bottom line is that the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is the go-anywhere fall tee you simply can’t live without — guaranteed.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

The best hooded sweatshirt you’ll ever own? Quite possibly.

For as much as we talk about Flint and Tinder here on the blog, just know that there’s a very, very good reason behind it — and if ever you’ve tried out any of the brand’s excellent men’s style essentials, you know that the rugged, classic in-house brand at Huckberry can back up the hype. In fact, the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover is perhaps the best men’s hooded sweatshirt you’re apt to find right now, and that’s great news — early fall is here, and with it, the promise of crisp weather and breezy autumn nights. If the brand’s 10-year guarantee is anything to go by — which it is — then, you’ll have this one for a long time. And if an American-made hooded sweatshirt sounds too casual for you, rest assured that this stylish fall sweater is as versatile as you make it.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!For instance: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover features American cotton, done up in a tailored cut that’s flattering whether you wear it over a Flint and Tinder slub tee — always a great call — or even atop a classic Oxford shirt (it can be done, trust me).  It’s yet another rugged layer from Flint and Tinder that gets all the details right, in similar fashion to, say, the Flint and Tinder Overshirt. And for my money’s worth, you need both in your closet this season.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

One of many impressive color options in which you can snag the 10-Year Pullover.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!The little details are really what set the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover apart, however. We’re talking warm, cozy 23oz. fleece from Carolina, plus twill-reinforced taped seams. And the finishing touch? The cut-and-sew process takes place in Los Angeles — this stylish hooded sweatshirt really is as American as it gets. The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover also comes in an array of neutral, versatile colors (including Forest as seen above), perfect for when you want to wear a hooded sweatshirt without a large athletic logo. That understated style means this hooded sweatshirt works atop a classic chambray shirt with slim tan chinos and chukka boots on  the weekend with ease. You can — and should — also layer it under a broken-in denim jacket with high-top sneakers for a chilly early fall bonfire. Again, as if the Flint and Tinder pedigree itself wasn’t enough to make you consider buying this thing, perhaps the tough, American-made construction and surprising style potential are selling points? The ball’s in your court. Happy fall, and thanks for reading!

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

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The Friday Read: Denver, The National & The Best Denim to Buy Now

The perfect layer to get ready for a September weekend.

Alright, folks — we’re going to get into the Huckberry x Howler Brothers collaboration as seen above later on in this article, but it’s the spirit of that type of gear that’s important here. It’s the first weekend after Labor Day, and maybe you’re back in the office, dreaming of your next getaway — the Huckberry x Howler Brothers North Coast Collection can help you do that. But more on that collection of the best new men’s gear in a second. Let’s go back to the spirit of adventure: That applies particularly for me this weekend, as I’m hitting the road to Denver (a new locale for me!) to once again take in a lifechanging show by my favorite band, The National. This group of indie rock heroes have given me more than a few highlights of my entire year (and my life!) these past few months.

That includes the release of their incredible new album and short film, “I Am Easy To Find,” back in May, but it really kicked off all the way back in April in New York City with a special, pre-album release show at Beacon Theater. This wonderful night of soulful, expansive indie rock was actually just captured via the new documentary, “The National: I Am Easy to Find, Live from New York’s Beacon Theatre” — I simply can’t stop listening or watching. From there, well, the hits have kept coming — I’ve had the chance to live out my dreams, heading everywhere from Los Angeles to Madrid and all the way back to Brooklyn to see this iconic band (all the while dressed in style, of course!). I feel very lucky, to say the least! And I positively can’t wait for two shows at the new Mission Ballroom!


I’ve heard stellar things about Denver across the years as well, from the city’s excellent craft beer scene to its easily accessible outdoor culture and atmosphere, and I really can’t wait to explore the city. Planned stops include spots like Crema Coffeehouse and Ratio Beerworks, naturally, along with the humble (but tasty-looking!) confines of Butcher Block Cafe. I’ll be bringing along favorites like my Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans and of course, a new Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt — you can check out all the music & craft beer fun on my Instagram, naturally. So, that’s what’s on tap for me this weekend — how about you? Start things off the right way with another edition of The Friday Read. Cheers!

  • It’s hard to top affordable men’s denim, right? Especially when that denim happens to be from Jomers — the best men’s denim on the market comes courtesy of the brand’s work with White Oak Cone Mills, former purveyors of truly excellent indigo cotton fabric made into some seriously excellent jeans. And on the Jomers front, you can check out my coverage at The Manual here.
  • Speaking of early fall and rugged outdoor adventure, it was a true treat to cover the Huckberry x Howler Brothers North Coast Collection over at GearMoose — it’s some of the most outdoor-ready gear you can get your hands on, and it all comes courtesy of a lauded online retailer and the stellar Howler Brothers brand. Now, let’s get out there.
  • It’s crucial that you start prepping for fall as early as possible — and seeing as it’s September, that time is now … right now. If you didn’t catch it last month, I’m going to point you toward my roundup of the best new men’s gear for the season. Happy shopping!

I’m going to serve up one last item for the weekend before I take off (literally, in this case!). There are still plenty of breezy nights to be had out there, and in that case, you’re going to need this rugged Faherty Brand poncho for the occasion. It’s one of the best men’s jackets for that last camping trip or a breezy day near the water. That’s all I’ve got today, folks! Enjoy the weekend.