See Now, Buy Now: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the Best Light Wash Jeans for the Season

A reliable pair of light wash jeans for spring and summer.

If you happen to be looking for a pair of the best light wash jeans for men, well, we’ve got you all sorted today via our See Now, Buy Now series. That is to say, the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the pair of light wash jeans you’ve been searching for, and they’re here right now to help you through the season with ease (and style).  Available for $220 via Need Supply Co., these are a pair of essential jeans that channel both classic & modern style at the same time. How does that work out? Well, it starts with the trim-but-not-too-trim straight leg — flattering on nearly any body type — and it carries through to the light-but-not-too-light cotton denim, a perfect middle ground between retro and current. The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans get plenty of small details right, including sturdy branded rivets and a branded top button closure and button fly — both signifiers of upgraded attention to detail.

SHOP: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans via Need Supply Co.

The best light wash jeans for the season? Very nearly.

These slim light wash jeans really do go above and beyond, giving you plenty of bang for your buck. A hint of stretch ensures these are comfortable and lightweight, plus spring-friendly — they’re certainly not a heavy pair of blue indigo denim. Plus, the medium blue wash means you can mix and match them with a navy T-shirt or a white henley with ease. And that’s another positive when it comes to the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans — they’re nearly as versatile as your favorite pair of dark blue denim, yet in a more seasonally friendly construction. Wear these slim light wash jeans with a white Oxford shirt and a classic navy blazer to the office — just add suede chukka boots — or else take ’em for a spring with a laidback polo and your favorite pair of sneakers. The bottom line is that this is a pair of jeans that can do it all (and for that price, they should). Where will they take you this spring?

SHOP: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans via Need Supply Co.

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#OOTD: What to Wear to a Weekend Barbecue

You just got word that there’s a barbecue this weekend. Craft beer? Check. Burgers? You got it. But what #menswear to wear to man the grill or just hang out while sipping brews? We’ve got you covered today on The Style Guide — from A-to-Z, this is the place to be. It’s a little bit different than, say, dressing for a spring bar crawl — it’s more casual and requires gear that’s as stylish as it is suited to wear to play a little pick-up football. And you’ll want an extra layer in case the party runs late or it gets chilly out there. So, we’re keeping it cool and laidback with today’s #OOTD. You’ll recognize upgraded basics — from a classic bomber jacket to a sturdy striped tee — and you’ll recognize tried-and-true favorites like stylish brown leather sneakers and slim light wash jeans.  See? Comfortable, casual and classic style at its finest. But, I won’t spoil all the fun now. Check out the full set of #menswear picks below, chime in on Twitter and see how I style my daily ensembles over on Instagram (lotsa clothes on the ‘Gram, trust me). Enjoy, cheers and be sure to man the grill!

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Start with a supremely high-quality tee and go from there with casual spring layers.

The T-Shirt: Outerknown Shonan Stripe Pocket T-Shirt, $62.98 —  Let’s start things off the right way — with a sustainably made and uniquely stylish striped pocket T-shirt. Yes indeed, the Outerknown Shonan Stripe Pocket T-Shirt is pricey, yes …. but ultimately worth it. Just don’t spill any mustard on it.

The Jacket: Outlier Supermarine Soft Core Bomber Jacket, $595 — First off, this jacket surely is pricey. But why go for a paper-thin bomber jacket from a fast-fashion retailer when you can get a comfortable, stylish and very performance-ready piece fit for spring breezes and beyond?

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The Jacket: Flint and Tinder All-American Washed Jeans in Slim Tapered, $98  — I’m all for investing in quality — and that’s exactly what Flint and Tinder brings to the table. These slim-fit light wash jeans have a pleasing light wash that’s perfect for spring.
The Sneakers: Pikolinos Vic Trainers, $200 — While you might be tempted to break out the flip-flops, leave those in the closet this time. These beautifully crafted leather sneakers feature everything from a rich brown colorway to cool and eye-catching stitching.

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The Watch: Nautica SYD Leather Watch, $125 — Nothing screams barbecue-ready style than a tough, rugged and stylish watch. This Nautica timepiece looks unique and crisp — it can definitely stand up to a game of backyard football, too.

The Bottle Opener: Billykirk Bottle Opener, $17.98 — Here’s the piece de resistance, perhaps the most crucial item in your everyday carry for this barbecue — the Billykirk Bottle Opener should be the hit of the party, ehh?

The Beer: Founders Brewing All Day IPA, Price Varies — It might be the Michigan native in me coming through, but there might not be a better summer BBQ beer than Founder’s All Day IPA. I absolutely love visiting the brewery when I trek back to Grand Rapids, and that won’t change soon!

The Bag: Nisolo Lori Tote, $134.98 — OK, so you’ve got your six-pack of craft beer, you’ve got your slim bomber jacket, you’re wearing your stylish striped tee — how are you going to carry everything you need to carry? In the durable and handsome Nisolo Lori Tote, I should say.

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And, there it is. All set for your first summer barbecue? With classic, easy-to-wear pieces like a slim bomber jacket and the Outerknown Shonan Stripe Pocket T-Shirt, I’d say you should be all set for anything that comes your way. And a pair of denim like the Flint and Tinder All-American Washed Jeans in Slim Tapered are about as versatile and stylish as it gets when it comes to a casual pair of jeans for the weekend. Add in essential everyday carry pieces like a tough Nautica watch, well-made leather sneakers and the strong Nisolo Lori Tote and you can get from the barbecue and back in style. Oh, and don’t forget an absolute must-have — that’d be the Billykirk Bottle Opener, folks. Alright, I’ll see you at the grill!

Thanks for reading and stay stylish,

-Beau

Sutro Shoes Inc.