The Sunday Sale: Get More Than 30 Percent Off This Travel Duffle From Herschel Supply Co.

Cross another week off the calendar and commence your summer road trip planning, because you’ve just come across the best weekender bag for getaways and well beyond that. As with every entry in the Sunday Sale, we’re going to hook you up with one of the best men’s style essentials, available at a standout price — one that’s almost too good to be true. And as is the case every week, the focus is on versatility and utility as well as standout style. Ladies and gentlemen, the Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle is the perfect weekender bag, and it’s more than 30 percent off right now. It can be tough to find a deal on one of the best weekender bags for men, given that it’s a big-ticket item that’s often asked to do a heck of a lot when it comes to hauling your everyday carry essentials. After all, not just any old bag will do, will it? No, sir.

Herschel notes that this bag pairs a “clean urban aesthetic with rugged utility” and that’s about as apt of a description as you can conjure up here. It’s sleek, yet tough, as apt to throw in the back of your car for a cabin trip as it is for a weekend stay at a boutique resort (and both sound pretty great right now, do they not?).

SHOP: The Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle

It’s something of a specialty for Herschel Supply Co. to churn out the best travel bags for men at standout prices to begin with, and when you consider that this bag now retails for just a shade over $100, that’s even better news for you. It’s the very definition of a grab-and-go duffle, in a subtly stylish “Quiet Shade” color to pair with your favorite travel #OOTD. It’s made from water-resistant tarpaulin with sealed seams, giving this bag a bit of off-trail versatility for hiking and camping trips.

The Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle boasts a handy roll-top clip closure for easy access to your EDC haul, while the handles are made from tough seatbelt webbing — they won’t give out on you even if you load this bag up to the max. Screen-printed detailing helps this bag stand out noticeably on the trail, too. This is one of the most versatile weekender bags you can buy, and it’s priced to sell at more than 30 percent off. How cool is that, right?? Plus, 44 liters of carrying capacity gives you more than enough room for all your favorite menswear essentials. Before your first summer getaway, make sure you add the Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle to your shopping cart (and your seasonal rotation). You won’t regret it.

SHOP: The Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder 5-Pocket Chinos

I tend to ring in spring and summer in several different ways, from cold beer to a stylish T-shirt in my rotation, and you know what pairs well with both of those essentials? A pair of the best men’s chinos, a seasonal staple that can actually be worn in any season — but one that’s at its best when worn as part of your new spring and summer wardrobe. And Todd Snyder’s 5-Pocket Chinos are the latest and greatest pair up for consideration. The best chinos for men are versatile — these are highly versatile (note the slim fit and jean-like construction). The best chinos for men are highly stylish — note the cool range of colors.

And the best chinos for men are, well, these ones. Just as Todd Snyder makes one of the best overshirts for men or one of the most essential cashmere sweaters out there, so too does he come through with an essential pair of classic pants for men, the kind you’re going to want to wear all summer long. And whether it’s the casual-yet-sharp design (similar to denim) or the 11 colorways from which to choose from, you’re getting what just might be considered your new favorite pair of pants.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos

As with all things Todd Snyder, it all starts with the fabric and construction. In this case, the Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos start with a cotton-polyester-lycra fabric blend, which means they’ve got enough stretch to wear as you work from home or explore a favorite part of your hometown (yes, you can and should wear them to either the coffee shop or the brewery, folks!). The stretch cotton twill fabric is also garment-dyed for a nice, comfortable feel right out of the box.

And they wouldn’t be some of the best chinos for men without a cleanly tailored fit, the kind that looks great with everything from your favorite T-shirt to a classic denim shirt. Heck, you can even wear these tailored chinos more casually with one of the best hoodies for men — how great is that sort of versatility, ehh? The fact that they’re built like jeans is crucial in adding to that utility — wear ’em with everything from canvas sneakers to your favorite chukka boots, too. Of course, it’s going to be tough to decide between the cool-as-heck colorways on hand, including Surplus Olive as seen above. Whichever pair you go with though, you’re getting some excellent bang for your buck (they’re $148 at Todd Snyder), and the type of go-anywhere style potential you crave. Who could say no to that?

The Friday Read: The Best Weekend Getaway Bag, New Spring Jeans & The World’s Oldest Whiskey

We’re through another spring week and we’re drawing closer, ever-so-slightly closer, to the days of summer travel. Right off the bat, get on out there and enjoy Mother’s Day (safely!) — more on that in a moment. I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and some trepidation, but mark my words when I say I know how I’m going to hit the road: In style, of course. If this whole road trip thing feels unfamiliar, it’s best to start, in my estimation, with the gear you’re bringing, like the best bag for a weekend getaway. That bag, my friends, comes from Herschel Supply Co. and is available right now for under $100 in an array of new, seasonally friendly colors. It’s the Herschel Novel Duffle, which I talked about here as being the best bag for winter road trips.

Well, guess what — it’s ready for spring and summer, too. It looks great, it performs spectacularly and it’s got 33 liters of carrying capacity. Call it the best weekender bag on the market, if you please, but make sure it ends up in your shopping cart to start this weekend. Now that you’ve crossed one item off your to-do list, let’s roll onward with the Friday Read.

As for me, well, I’m staying plenty busy on the road myself this weekend. My time in Florida is nearing an end, but I’ve loved the sun, the sand, the local craft beer from Point Ybel Brewing and the chance to safely catch up with family. I’ve still got plenty in the works on the writing front, including my ongoing, twice-weekly stories at Jacob Graye (more on that in a second), plus my latest and greatest for The Manual — in addition to this blog and my music-menswear-craft beer newsletter (be sure to hit Subscribe!). What’s on your weekend to-do list? Any great weekend starts, in my mind, with the coolest gear on the planet. Prepare accordingly right now.

  • Before we go too deep into, say, the best new sneakers to pair with your getaway bag, let’s talk about the best light wash jeans to bring on that weekend trip. Nudie Jeans makes styles like the Nudie Jeans Lean Dean, a classic slim-straight fit, with plenty of quality top of mind.  The tapered leg, light wash and organic cotton construction all make them worthy of the top slot to lead into the rest of today’s Friday Read.

  • I talked on the blog last week about the best new sneakers to buy from GREATS, so consider this yet another reminder that the time is here to stock up on even more of your new favorite sneakers for spring and summer. To get to the point: The GREATS Royale Eco Mesh Sneakers are lightweight, they’re sustainable, they’re easy to wear with tailored shorts or olive chinos, or light wash jeans for men from Nudie, and they’re easy on your pocketbook, too. Go on, get the best new sneakers for men ASAP. Oh, and remember that you can get 15 percent off your first order with the code BROOKLYN15.
    • Speaking of GREATS, you should know that the brand is also offering a last-second Mother’s Day promo — you can get 20 percent off orders of $75 or more with the code MOMSDAY. Talk about a perfect gift for the mom who loves sneakers, ehh?
  • As mentioned in the headline, well, I know at least one place you can go to read about the world’s oldest whiskey. Yes, that’s right: The oldest whiskey in the world in fact hails from down South in Georgia, and you can read all about the full scoop in my latest dispatch for Maxim.com. How cool is that news?? Very cool, indeed. Cheers to that.
  • Here’s another fun dispatch for you from my neck of the woods. Over at the recently revamped lifestyle site Jacob Graye, I wrote about the best beard care products for men, no matter how long or short your mane happens to be. Give it a read and try some of those stellar products out for yourself.

Let’s wrap things up for the weekend (for now) with one last dispatch for your Friday enjoyment. Battling spring rain and wind is a never-ending task based on where you live (looking at you, my friends in the Pacific Northwest), so might as well get a jacket that can match every challenge. Click on through to this blog post to read all about the best jacket for spring rain from Eddie Bauer, in fact. Stay dry, stay stylish and let’s get out there this season.

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee is the Best Pocket Tee On the Market

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The coolest white T-shirt on the market? Possibly.

When it comes to finding the best menswear for spring and summer, I know one place I like to turn towards consistently, and perhaps you’re as well-acquainted with said brand as I am. The brand, ladies and gentlemen, is Ohio-born Buck Mason, makers of the best pocket T-shirt on the market (and plenty more, including rugged chore coats and a whole bevy of items well beyond that). In fact, the Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee is well beyond what you’d expect from a simple T-shirt: It’s one of the best men’s white T-shirts, as well.

Although this classic pocket tee also comes in Black, we’ll focus on the classic white T-shirt version in today’s Thursday Buy. It’s fitting that this tee is well-stocked at Buck Mason as we roll into summer and ever closer to Memorial Day, because your new favorite T-shirt can be a seasonal workhorse for casual outings aplenty. And when it comes down to it, you need one of the best T-shirts in plenty of varieties, because the times in which to wear a tee this summer are practically limitless. It’s one of Buck Mason’s bestsellers for that very reason, too. And of course, it gets better from there.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee

Buck Mason pocket T-shirt

Perhaps the perfect white T-shirt to wear with jeans.

And when it comes to one of the best T-shirts for men, especially from Buck Mason, you can be sure you’re getting high-quality construction and some great bang for your buck. Although this T-shirt retails for $40 at Buck Mason, I’d say it’s every bit worth it (heck, go right ahead and get one in white and one in black). The white T-shirt is, after all, a style staple beloved and worn with aplomb by guys like James Dean and Paul Newman in decades gone by.

Thick In A Box This Buck Mason T-shirt allows you to channel some of that same energy all your own, especially when you wear this T-shirt with your favorite pair of indigo denim or, better still, a pair of the best jeans for men from Buck Mason. You can even layer it underneath a denim shirt, a black moto jacket or a light wash denim jacket on breezy summer days. The slub cotton is textured and lightweight, breezy and breathable, made with a reliable and flattering fit. The classic hem is a departure from Buck Mason’s curved hem tees, but it’s no less cool or stylish. And last but not least, you can wear your new favorite T-shirt with swim trunks or Buck Mason Deck Shorts for spring and summer adventures aplenty — or you can wear it to kick back, cold beer in hand. Either way, you can’t go wrong with your new favorite T-shirt.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee

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 

The Friday Read: Sustainable New Sneakers, Sebago x Engineered Garments & New Huckberry Gear

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Your favorite new sustainable sneakers for spring and summer.

In honor of Earth Day last week, and as part of the ongoing commitment to sustainability that we all need to make, let’s talk about some of the most sustainable men’s sneakers on the market from Brooklyn’s own GREATS. That’s a fitting way to *step* into the weekend, is it not? Sure thing. Last week, the brand released a limited-edition GREATS Royale in Indigo Dye, with each sale donating to the Global Green: Our Cities Coalition. Oh, and the kicks themselves feature a footbed made from Bloom™ algae foam, plus recycled cotton laces. So, yes, they’re sustainable from A-to-Z, and they’re also some of the most stylish men’s sneakers out there for adding a pop of (natural) indigo dye to your summer footwear rotation. I know they’re on my wish list. If they’re on yours as well, you can get 15 percent off your first order with the code BROOKLYN15.

Mack WeldonThat’s a fine way to start the weekend, in my view: By shopping for your favorite new sustainable sneakers. Of course, that’s not the only item on my to-do list. I’m still plenty busy dog-sitting in Florida (follow me on Instagram to check out the highlights!), and there’s fun in the sun and local craft beer to enjoy this weekend, plus some work on my twice-weekly newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief. I cover music, menswear and craft beer, and it’s free to your inbox every Tuesday and Saturday. What’s stopping you from subscribing, ehh?? You’ll be hearing more about that from me in the near future.  For now, I’ve got some final writing to knock out for the weekend, including my next dispatch for the Huckberry Journal. Have a great weekend, stay safe, stay sustainable and stay stylish.

  • To match up with those stylish and sustainable sneakers above, you’re going to need some equally stylish essentials this spring and summer. Enter Frank And Oak, a longtime favorite of the blog (see a few of my favorite sale picks from Frank And Oak here). The Canadian fashion brand makes a nice mix of casual and sharp basics & tailored pieces for men and women, including the Aero Ultra Light Overshirt, made from recycled bottles and other materials. It’s the sort of easygoing yet functional and cool shirt jacket you can wear for spring & summer days on the road.

  • You can’t go wrong at all with great menswear for a great cause, to say the least. Flag & Anthem, makers of Western-style and casual shirting and slim jeans (among other staples) announced that a portion of its sales this month are going towards autism initiatives and special programs as part of Autism Awareness Month via its new Autism Awareness Collection (as seen above). Oh, and you can use the code FRIENDS25 for 25 percent off everything. Again, great menswear for a great cause (and now, a great deal).
  • Two brands, one old-school and one an established player in the fashion world, have teamed up on your new favorite summer shoes. That’s right: Sebago and Engineered Garments came through with a new series of deck shoes in cool materials like suede and croc-stamped leather, and I wrote all about it for Maxim. Lace ’em up and step out in style.
  • If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it, well, probably close to a thousand times. You can get the best new menswear and gear for spring & summer at Huckberry, and I did the hard work for you (well, at least some of it). Head to this blog post to read my top shopping picks at Huckberry for the weekend ahead and well beyond. Cheers, folks.

Mack Weldon

We’re just about done when it comes to today’s Friday Read, but I’ll send you galivanting off into the weekend with one final selection. If you’ve been searching for the best spring rain jacket, it’s a very good day for you indeed. Head to this blog post to check out my insights on the  Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket, which is on sale right now for under $100. It’s the perfect jacket for rainy, breezy spring days on and off the trail, plus around the city. Gear up accordingly, and I’ll see you out there, my friends.