Join me today on the blog as we jump back to summer 2021, when I sung the praises of the Buck Mason Carry-On Suit as the best men’s suit for summer. We’re here today, though, to talk about only part of that equation, so to speak — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the saying goes, which is why I’m here to refresh your memory and tell you that the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is the best jacket for summer. That’s right (at least in my humble opinion), so let’s dive on into it, shall we?
Granted, not every summer style situation is going to call for throwing on a jacket like the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket, but not every summer style situation is going to call for ultra-laidback style (like wearing, say, one of Buck Mason’s famed T-shirts). Simply put, when you’ve got to step things up just a touch, the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is the right way to go about doing so — the key is the use of stretch cotton twill for plenty of lightweight comfort in the heat, yet a polished finish.
The jacket is designed as a “three-roll-two” — it features three buttons, but the top button rolls, leaving only two buttons showing on the front of the jacket. It’s a nice touch that reflects the premium nature of Buck Mason menswear, with durability and versatility top of mind. That’s the name of the game with this all-American brand, as luck would have it, so make sure the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is your go-to summer tailoring move — be it with expertly faded light wash jeans or Buck Mason chinos. Stay cool and stylish out there, folks.
It can be fairly rare for one of the country’s best menswear designers — in this case, Billy Reid — to offer up some of the best menswear on sale, but that’s what today’s Sunday Sale is all about. That’s right, folks: Billy Reid’s Men’s Sale section has more than a few picks up for grabs right now, a rarity given the premium quality (and price points!) you’ll often find on the digital (and physical!) shelves of the Alabamba-based designer’s well-curated operation.
The Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt in particular is a staple of the brand, made with a tailored-yet-not-too-tight fit, a blend of 99 percent cotton and one percent elastane for stretch, and a buttondown collar and chest pocket for a casual-yet-polished finish. Best of all? The fact that it’s up for grabs for 30 percent off right now. Make it yours ASAP — I’ll leave you to it!
For all the times you’re going to have to dress up this summer, I’d wager there will be plenty of days where you just want to dress in easygoing, casual style, perhaps wearing one of the best T-shirts for men, right? And that’s where today’s casual-but-premium Style Pick of the Week enters the fray, courtesy of one of the country’s best menswear designers. The Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee is not only one of the best men’s T-shirts of the season — something I can’t get enough of these days — it’s also a prime throwback style move that harkens back to, well, summers spent playing baseball, perhaps.
When the weather gets breezy, the Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee serves as an easygoing layer all on its own without missing a beat. It’s a bit of an investment as far as T-shirts are concerned (it’s $98, after all), but that kind of utility will help that price tag pay off in spades. Time to layer up, my friends.
If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, perhaps you remember my May jaunt down to Philadelphia for my longtime friend Drew’s bachelor party — well, the day is finally upon us (or at least, it will be come tomorrow). It’s high time to celebrate Drew’s New York City wedding this weekend on the Aqua Azul, about as unique and lovely a setting for a wedding in the Big Apple as I’ve seen in a long time.
It wraps up a busy week for me around these parts, what with events with the likes of The Balvenie (a Scotch tasting) and Rough Trade Records (a concert showcase at Mercury Lounge). With all that being said, I’ve got more work to do yet for sites like Maxim — more on that in just a second — and then, of course, a wedding to enjoy this weekend. Follow along with all the fun on my Instagram, and in the meantime, let’s dive into the rest of today’s Friday Read.
Speaking of Scotch just moments ago, here’s something to add to your wish list or mood board. It’s an out-of-this-world partnership between heritage distiller Bowmore and Aston Martin, the maker of some of the finest cars on the planet. The end result? A futuristic decanter and gift set containing iconic Scotch, all with the price tag to match: Try a whopping $125,000. It’s out of reach, to be sure, but a guy can dream, and I got to dive into this seriously cool partnership over at Maxim.
If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, hopefully, you’re aware of the importance of curating a well-stocked closet of summer style essentials. That’s what I talked about just yesterday, in fact: The importance of upgrading your basics, like shopping one of the best T-shirts for men. Head over to this blog post to get the full scoop.
I’m all about the importance of getting the small details correct when getting dressed on the daily, like wearing a great watch. You don’t have to break the bank to make this style move work for you, though: In fact, you can (and should!) head over to SPY.com to check out my guide to the best cheap watches. It’s really that simple, folks.
When is a classic style essential so much more than just a straightforward, timeless piece? When it’s made by the all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason, that’s when. We’ve sung the praises of this brand time and time again here at The Style Guide, be it the brand’s ability to make one of the best men’s polos or one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts. But truly, the Buck Mason story begins with a focus on the classics, like the humble T-shirt — first a military-issue undershirt, and now, a tried-and-true style staple. And for my money’s worth (and yours), the Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee is one of the best men’s T-shirts to buy right now — seriously.
The Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee is so much more than just a T-shirt, believe it or not. It’s got all the specs you should look for in a stylish tee you can rock all on its own, starting with the 100 percent cotton construction for a sturdy feel and fit. The midweight cotton is heftier than the brand’s classic Pima cotton, so this stylish T-shirt should drape and wear well all day.
Note that the Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee features a straight hem, unlike the brand’s famed Curved Hem Tees — some of the best T-shirts for men out there, mind you — and classic colors like Midnight go with darn near anything you can dream up (Buck Mason jeans included). The next time you want a timeless tee for daily wear, grab the Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee.
When the opportunity to snag one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for summer comes along, strike while the iron is hot. That’s the idea behind my suggestion that your next menswear purchase should be the Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Jack Shirt, just the latest and greatest release from the standout San Francisco brand. We’ve talked in the past about how Taylor Stitch consistently makes some of the best men’s shirts — and plenty of other gear — which you can find on sale, if you know where to look. Now, the Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Jack Shirt isn’t on sale right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your hard-earned time and money.
Crucially, the Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Jack Shirt takes the brand’s tried-and-true Jack silhouette — with a tailored fit, sizes arranged according to your chest measurements, and a clean look — and turns it into one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for summer, without missing a beat. The key is the blend of Tencel and linen fabric, for both breathability and stretch, yet durability.
When you scour the market for the best deals on menswear, coming across a deal that seems too good to be true is bound to happen, right? Take the well-stocked Huckberry Sale section. If you’ve read the blog as of late, you know it’s the place to go for the best deals on the best men’s gear, including a pair of the best men’s shorts for summer. That’s high praise, but that’s precisely what you’re getting with the classic TSPTR Zuma Shorts — crucially, they can now be yours for more than 40 percent off.
What’s the catch with the TSPTR Zuma Shorts — as in, why are they on sale right now? The easy answer would be, well, there’s no catch: They’re just an iconic pair of retro-minded shorts, the kind that are inspired by the ’60s counterculture movement and take lots of cues from breezy SoCal style.
They feature plenty of engaging details, like an eye-catching all-over print — perfect for pairing with more minimal style essentials, like a white pocket T-shirt — and they’re made from a lightweight, quick-drying fabric. Plus, don’t forget the seriously cool front patch pocket design for your everyday carry. If it seems like the TSPTR Zuma Shorts check all the right boxes, well, that’s because… they do. Make them yours today.
The camp collar shirt is a throwback look first popularized decades ago, with an easygoing nature and a lay-flat collar that made it a popular choice for, well, camping, BBQ’s and beyond. Under the watchful eye of the Line of Trade in-house brand at Bespoke Post, it gets turned into a modern standout, featuring a lightweight cotton-linen blend, a cool array of colors and nice touches like Corozo buttons for a premium look and feel.
Whenever you get the chance to wear a shirt like the Line of Trade Breeze Camp Shirt — with stretch chino shorts and canvas sneakers at a summer BBQ, for instance — be sure to answer the door the right way. Best of all might be the fact that the Line of Trade Breeze Camp Shirt is priced affordably at $65 (and lower than that, if you happen to be a Bespoke Post member). Not a bad deal at all, right? Cheers to summer, my friends.
Every so often, a deal comes along that’s just too good to pass up, and that’s the case with today’s Sunday Sale (it’s always great to close out a weekend with some savings, is it not?). The item in question? No less than one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men, and it’s headed your way from a brand you can trust: Taylor Stitch, naturally. And not only that, but it’s curated by another brand you can trust: Huckberry, via the well-stocked Huckberry Sale section, of course. Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Hawthorne Shirt is the one to buy now, and better still is the fact that it’s just about 50 percent off (46 percent, to be exact).
The Taylor Stitch Hawthorne Shirt strikes the right balance between casual and formal, with a tailored fit and eye-catching patterns and colors aplenty on offer. The Navy Stripe pattern iteration of the Taylor Stitch Hawthorne Shirt is a nice change of pace from summer florals, lending it a bit more of a polished air.
And yet, the construction and specs are exactly what you want in one of the best shirts for summer: 100 percent organic cotton should prove breathable and breezy, while the Taylor Stitch Hawthorne Shirt also features a camp collar design (wear the shirt untucked and the collar open). Best of all, enjoy the fact that you’re saving your hard-earned cash by shopping the Huckberry Sale section — go to it, my friends.
Back in the day, years ago, boardshorts used to get a bit of a bad rep, did they not? You know the ones I mean: Baggy boardshorts with way too many pockets, the kind you might have worn growing up (no harm, no foul!). But that’s all changed: The best men’s swim trunks for summer, like the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts, are both better-fitting, more mature and just cooler (seriously!) than the pairs you might have worn back in the day, and that makes them a worthy candidate for today’s Style Pick of the Week.
It all comes down to the fact that the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts boast a vintage-inspired cut that streamlines things from a pair of early 2000s boardshorts, and that’s a great thing for all involved. The moisture-wicking and quick-drying, lightweight fabric also gives you added mobility in the water and on land, another major benefit of upgrading your boardshorts in a modern manner. Above all else, the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts add some serious style points to your summer swimwear rotation.
They’re also part of Huckberry’s sustainable in-house brand Wellen, another major benefit if you want to upgrade your style the right way this season. Plus, you get your pick between sun-faded color options aplenty when it comes to the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts, and they retail for the agreeable price of $68, meaning you can pick up more than one pair with relative ease if you so choose. The next time you get the feeling your boardshorts need a style upgrade, snag the Wellen ’66 Stretch Boardshorts.