See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Prospector Hoodie is the Casually Rugged Layer You Need This Spring

Best men's hoodie for layering.

It might seem like casual, off-the-clock menswear is one area you can treat as a bit of an afterthought, right? After all, we’re talking about hoodies (like the Filson Prospector Hoodie, shown above!) and tailored joggers. But if the pandemic and the changing of the seasons has taught us one thing, it’s that your laidback, off-duty garb could soon become daily wear (especially if you’ve got to brave the elements and could use an extra layer or two). Don’t just take my word for it, though: Invest in some of the best spring menswear essentials with a new hoodie from Filson, one of the hardest-working, hardest-wearing brands on the market.

But it’s just a hooded sweatshirt, right? Guess again, my friends. A pick like the Filson Prospector Hoodie is an indispensable workwear piece for those who value cozy warmth and functionality, and it can do just as much for your casual wardrobe, too. In fact, I’ve got some great news for you about the category in general.

There are absolutely companies, like American Giant, making one of the best men’s hoodies with an added level of quality and attention to detail top of mind, and if you ask me, that’s very goods news for your off-duty wardrobe — very good news indeed. And of course, as one might expect, Filson is leading the charge in that regard.

Best men's hooded sweatshirt for spring.

The Filson Prospector Hoodie ups the ante in every regard as far as rugged dependability and durability is concerned: This isn’t any bargain-bin hooded sweatshirt, and it’s got the price tag ($115) to match. If it’s anything like my past experience with Filson menswear however, it’s going to live up to that lofty price tag — and then some. Crucially, the Filson Prospector Hoodie is made with what the brand calls a thick cotton-blend fleece, all the better for insulating warmth when layered beneath a Filson waxed jacket or atop a rugged Filson thermal henley.

The Filson Prospector Hoodie should prove remarkably warm as a mid-layer (try it beneath a Filson vest) or a grab-and-go top layer for casual style situations aplenty. The drawstrings and eyelets feature a metal finish for added reliability, too. Crucially, t’s shrink-resistant, with a wide rib-knit hem and cuffs to deliver a snug fit and extra coverage.

Plus, Filson has designed the fabric to resist pilling, and that’s a good thing – whether you select the deep Redwood version or the workman-like, highly visible Laser Green color for extreme conditions, the Filson Prospector Hoodie is sure to become a new essential, casual spring layer. Invest in your new favorite hoodie now, then reap the rewards all spring long.


Style Pick of the Week: Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt

Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt

One of the best hoodies for men to wear right now, and the rest of the season.

In recent weeks, we’ve really done a number here in our Style Pick of the Week series as far as the best outerwear and gear for spring is concerned. And because we’re still in the thick of it — spring weather, blustery days and plenty of pandemic time at home — we’re going to keep a similar theme rolling with one of the best hooded sweatshirts for men. Or perhaps, the very best hoodie for men. How about it, ehh? And the culprit, of course, is a familiar one if you read the blog: Mack Weldon, longtime favorites of The Style Guide when it comes to weekend-ready basics (check out this 2016 post for reference!) and plenty more.


And the Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt, a fan favorite, sure does have plenty going for it as far as the best hoodie for weekend style is concerned. We’ll get into it here shortly, but at first glance, it’s made with the quality and care you’d expect from Mack Weldon, especially for the price (it’s $88 at Mack Weldon). The micro-sanded French Terry cotton, infused with a nice amount of stretch elastane fabric, is what really sets it apart as far as the best men’s hoodies are concerned. If you thought that was the only thing that made it great, well, keep on scrolling to find out even more.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Ace Hoodie

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Details that make the difference with Mack Weldon, including soft cotton fabric and a molded zipper.

The Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt is remarkably soft and seriously comfortable to wear for hours on end, whether you’re kicked back on the porch, coffee in hand, or dashing about town. That’s right: This is a stylish hooded sweatshirt you can wear layered underneath, say, a waxed trucker jacket on a breezy spring day for functionality and casual style points aplenty.  All that’s missing now is, say a Mack Weldon T-shirt for laidback lounging (and casual style when you do decide to take off this hoodie, of course). Small touches like a molded zipper — for added durability — ensure this classic men’s hoodie can stand up to plenty of repeated wear, and that goes for Netflix binging (Peaky Blinders, anyone??) or spring beer runs.

Of course, when you consider the fact that you can also get a deal on Mack Weldon joggers, you’ve practically got your new casual spring weekend uniform sorted out. It’s also worth noting that the Mack Weldon Ace Hooded Sweatshirt comes in enough colorways to please even the pickiest dresser, from Total Eclipse Blue (my personal favorite) to colors like Dark Forest and even a burgundy “Dark Rum” color. In short: When you want one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts, this is the one to buy — and wear all spring, of course.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Ace Hoodie

The Friday Read: Your New Favorite Messenger Bag, New Menswear for a New Year & A New Hoodie

A rugged denim shirt to layer up with on a winter weekend.

We’re on the edge of another winter weekend — I hope you powered through your week with speed & style in mind! And I hope you’ve got your eye on that remarkable Buck Mason denim shirt shown above — it could be the perfect winter layer when paired with, say, your favorite henley, and it’s the right way to gear up for whatever’s on your plate this weekend. Notably, winter style essentials should be top of mind, and that’s what we’re going to dive into here for another edition of The Friday Read. Whether it’s a modern flannel shirt or the perfect way to wear your leather bomber jacket, I guarantee you we’ve got something for you — plus, a healthy dose of the best menswear news at the same time. So again, what’s on your plate this weekend? For me, I’ll be working away on the blog (be sure to follow The Style Guide on Facebook!), as well as heading to a double birthday party of sorts being thrown by my cousin — craft beer and BBQ are on the menu, make no mistake! I’ll also be enjoying some coffee at Brooklyn’s own Sweetwater Coffee and Tea,and likely swinging by one of my favorite menswear and home goods shops, the always-excellent Modern Anthology. Of course, given that it’s a long holiday weekend, I’ll be out and about in Prospect Park a fair amount, too — in short, I can’t ask for much more from a few days in Brooklyn than that. To follow along with what I’m wearing (and imbibing, and listening to), head to my Instagram. Oh, and before I forget — make sure you’re layering up with that Buck Mason denim shirt shown above. For now, enjoy the start of your weekend!

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OK, that’s going to wrap up today’s Friday Read. Did you find what you were looking for? If not, take a look at my latest roundup of the best new men’s gear — we’re covering everything from rugged flannel shirts to the best new winter boots, so I think you’ll more than be able to gear up in style this season. OK, that’s really it for now — enjoy your weekend!

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