#OOTD: How to Wear a Henley for Men This Summer

Folks, the time to really start dressin’ for summer is here, and I’ve got just the ensemble you need now. Past #OOTD entries have covered a little bit of everything as far as rugged gear is concerned, from how to wear chukka boots this summer to how to layer a shirt jacket, and we’re going to keep that theme going with my guide on how to wear a henley this summer. It might seem simple on the surface, but we’ve got one of the coolest suede jackets along for the ride for some lightweight layering, plus your favorite pair of new chinos and much more. Think of it like the ideal #OOTD to wear when the occasion calls for classic, rugged style — perhaps a casual night out with “the guys,” as they say, or a long-awaited reunion with family and friends. When you want to channel laidback, casual cool, I think these style essentials are going to work perfectly.

Oh, and that’s not all we’ve got. I’m also including one of the best beers for summer from Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing, the kind that you can bring along to that backyard or patio hang — Threes delivers to more than 20 states, and you can use the code BEAU10 to get 10 percent off your order. So, to recap: Fresh summer beer, a rugged henley and much more. What’s not to love about that, right? Cheers to the season ahead, folks.

How to wear a henley for summer

  • The Henley: PAIGE Denim Harwood Henley, $89 — This cool, rugged #OOTD starts off the right way with an equally cool, rugged henley from PAIGE Denim. Call it one of the best men’s henleys around.
  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Wyatt Jacket, $998 — Here’s the aforementioned stylish suede jacket, a perfect lightweight leather jacket for when the days get breezy or the sun goes down.
  • The Chinos: Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos, $96.98 — The key here is that these lightweight chinos are cool-as-can-be, with plenty of polished style going for ’em. They’re your new favorite summer pants.
  • The Chukka Boots: Rhodes Footwear Tyler Chukka Boots, $175 — Head back to Huckberry to get a pair of the best men’s chukka boots on the market, with durable style for days and days on end.
  • The Socks: Mack Weldon Extended Cashmere Crew Socks, $68 — Splurge on your feet this summer with a pair of lightweight, comfortable, stylish cashmere socks. Mack Weldon won’t let you down.
  • The Watch: Handley Watches Muse Watch, $230 — If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve surely seen me raving about the rugged appeal of Handley Watches. This stylish rubber-strap watch is casual, durable and yet perfectly stylish alongside this #OOTD.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Brief, $175 — No matter where your summer takes you, this rugged Filson Dryden Brief is a stone-cold, super-effective everyday carry essential.
  • The Summer Beer: Threes Brewing Vliet Pilsner, $16 (Four-Pack) — When you show up to that BBQ or backyard hang, bring a fresh craft beer everyone will enjoy: The Threes Brewing Vliet Pilsner is one of my favorite beers for everyday sipping, and it’s even better that you can stock up on multiple four-packs using the code BEAU10 for 10 percent off your order of $50 or more online. Cheers to that, folks!

Are you all the more ready for summer now with this versatile #OOTD? I know I sure am, and I couldn’t be more excited about all the stylish potential this ensemble has, starting right from the get-go with rugged henley from PAIGE Denim. To me, that henley pairs up absolutely perfectly with that lightweight leather jacket from Taylor Stitch, and it gets even better when you throw on a pair of lightweight chinos to cement the casual cool and polish of this look. Keep your footwear on point with a pair of the best men’s chukka boots, which just so happen to be priced quite nicely at under $200.

You’re also keeping your summer style on point in lightweight fashion with a pair of stylish cashmere socks from Mack Weldon, the kind that won’t cause your feet to overheat. And your accessories are also going to get the job done in style, including a stylish rubber-strap watch from your new favorite watch brand, Virginia-based Handley Watches. To wrap it all up, haul your daily carry with the Filson Dryden Brief, then be sure to stock up on plenty of the best beer for summer from Threes Brewing (and remember: You can and should use the code BEAU10 for 10 percent off your order of $50). It’s all coming together, folks. Cheers!

The List: Get the Best Beer for Summer From Threes Brewing — At A Discount

Threes Brewing beer

If the headline of this post caused you to double-take, don’t click away just yet. After all, I normally talk about, say, the best menswear from Taylor Stitch or the best jeans for summer on the blog, but we’re diving into another passion of mine altogether today: The best beer for summer, and specifically, the best craft beer for summer from Threes Brewing. If you’re not familiar with Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing, you’re in for a treat (and keep scrolling for a nice discount, too!).

The Threes Brewery and beer garden is a sight to behold, its can design and branding are both uber-stylish, and overall, it’s one of my favorite spots in the borough. It helps that they make flavorful lagers, inventive IPAs and the best pilsner I’ve tried in some time. How does that impact you? Well, Threes Brewing ships to more than 20 states, and they deliver locally around NYC and beyond. As you stock your fridge and cooler for Memorial Day weekend, it gets even better: Use the code BEAU10 to get 10 percent off your order of $50 or more any time at Threes Brewing.

The code works for online orders or pick-up + to-go orders at the brewery, so craft beer lovers should be covered any way you slice it. How great is that?? To get you started, here are just a few of my favorite beers from Threes Brewing to buy right now. This won’t be the last time you hear from ’em on the blog, either!

The Six Best Beers to Buy for Summer from Threes Brewing 

Threes Brewing Vliet Pilsner — $16 (Four-Pack) 

Threes Brewing Vliet Pils

If there’s a better pilsner for summer out there from a craft brewery, I have yet to try it. Sure, competition is steep, but Threes Brewing Vliet, with clean, sweet flavor and German Pilsner malts, checks all the right boxes. Consider it the best beer for a hot summer day.

Threes Brewing Kicking & Screaming Pilsner — $17 (Four-Pack) 

Threes Kicking and Screaming

Get at least one four-pack of the best fresh summer beer in your fridge ASAP, and revel in its unique flavor. It’s aged in a large oak (foudre) tank for oak flavor that’s not overpowering. It’s crisp, crushable and mighty tasty. Cheers.

Threes Brewing Logical Conclusion Hazy IPA — $17 (Four-Pack)

Logical Conclusion (Hazy IPA)

The Threes Logical Conclusion is one of my favorite IPAs on the market, a great introduction to the style if you don’t want something with a super-high ABV or overpowering hops. You get plenty of ripe citrus and a creamy mouthfeel, as all great hazy IPAs have, but it’s so tasty, you might end up churning through the four-pack across an afternoon (responsibility first, though!).

Threes Brewing Unreliable Narrator IPA — $17 (Four-Pack) 

Unreliable Narrator (IPA)

Is your beer fridge full yet? Why not consider adding another standout Threes Brewing IPA? I know I’m on board. Unreliable Narrator is the perfect balance of four hop varieties (including Citra and Centennial, for the perfect balance of citrus and a dank, piney finish). I’ll have another, please.

Threes Brewing SFY Double IPA — $20 (Four-Pack) 

SFY (Double IPA)

Threes Brewing ups the ante in a big way here with the much-loved SFY Double IPA, packed with what Threes calls “tropical, assertive” tasting notes. Like all Threes Brewing beers, though, it’s not too much on the palette. I’ll drink to that.

Threes Brewing Vliet + Logical Conclusion Mixed 24-Pack — $94

Vliet + Logical Conclusion Mixed 24-Pack (Pilsner & IPA)

Want to really go big this Memorial Day weekend and beyond? Get a mixed 24-pack featuring two of Threes Brewing’s best-loved beers. This Threes 24-pack has something for everyone, from the light, crisp and flavorful Vliet to the hop-packed Logical Conclusion. You can’t go wrong either way, folks.

Hopefully, my guide to the best beers from Threes Brewing — heck, some of the best craft beers to buy this summer in general — has amped up your interest in stocking your beer fridge or your cooler (or your friend’s cooler!) for the season ahead. I’d say it’s pretty helpful — in my humble opinion — that the code BEAU10 gets you 10 percent off your online or brewery to-go order. Now, if you’re just testing the waters when it comes to beer from Threes Brewing,  you can’t go wrong with the easy-drinking, supremely crushable Threes Brewing Vliet, a perfect middle ground for those who love cold, fresh beer that you can enjoy all day.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Threes Logical Conclusion is a perfect IPA for someone either new to the style or someone who’s a seasoned IPA fan. It’s just a great beer, plain and simple. If you end up trying any of these beers, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to give me a follow on Instagram to find out more about my favorite craft beers for summer. In the meantime, keep your credit card handy and get the code BEAU10 at the ready. Cheers to summer, folks!


The Friday Read: Summer’s Best T-Shirts, Montreal & The Best Beer to Drink for Summer

Two options for the best summer polo for men, guaranteed.

Readers, do you see those two stylish polos above? Either could be the key to unlocking perfect weekend summer style — perfect style for the weekend we’ve got in front of us, in fact. I’ll be wearing something mighty similar to the Relwen Stripe Pique Slot Polo, and I’d recommend you do the same. What’s on your weekend agenda? For me, this lovely June weekend means it’s time for another music-centric road trip! If you follow me on Instagram or read the blog, you know I love — absolutely love — American indie rockers The National. They’re touring behind their new album and short film “I Am Easy To Find,” and with that tour comes the chance to visit another new city; this weekend, it’s Montreal! Have any suggestions on what I should do during my time in the city? I plan on checking out renowned spots like Joe Beef and Maison Publique for my fair share of amazing steak and cocktails, for starters. And of course, the Friday evening show at the beautiful-looking Place des Arts should also be phenomenal — I can’t recommend this new album enough, folks! That’s what I’ll be listening to as I head to Montreal. To start your own weekend off right, you know what to do: Check out the below Friday Read.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

  • Undeniably a summer style essential, the best T-shirt for the season is nothing to mess around with. In the spirit of keeping you cool and sharp at the same time, I rounded up the best summer T-shirts for The Manual, all a necessary part of any collection of summer style essentials.
  • Just as you update your wardrobe with the changing seasons, so too should you update your beer fridge. It’s important! And with the spirit of refreshment and seasonal enjoyment in mind, I covered the best summer beers over at GearMoose, featuring a few of my personal favorites. Bottoms up!
  • Let’s stick with GearMoose for a second, shall we? If you’re searching for the best gear for a summer adventure, you’d do well to check out the Vivobarefoot x Finisterre Primus Trail Shoes, as I wrote about for one of my favorite style and gear sites. Happy exploring, folks.

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OK, that’s going to bring today’s Friday Read to a close. Be sure to join us for our Style Pick of the Week tomorrow — you’re gonna love it. In the meantime, I’ll catch you over on Instagram. Enjoy the weekend, my friends.