Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt

Gear up for fall with a highly stylish, sustainable flannel shirt.

OK, are you dressed in style for a fall weekend? Maybe? Maybe not? Perhaps you feel like something’s missing from your list of fall style essentials? Let’s change all of that right now with one of the best flannel shirts on the market, the Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt. You surely know the Wellen Surf brand as the latest offshoot dreamt up by the stylish gear purveyors at Huckberry, and it’s a heck of a way to get rugged fall style and sustainability wrapped up into one handsome, classic flannel shirt. And if you think  you’ve got a closet already filled to the brim with fall shirts, I’d be willing to bet none are made quite like this one. To wit: The Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt checks all the right boxes, from an array of dependable, fall-ready patterns to the kind of construction that’s durable, long-lasting and reliable — all for under $90 via Huckberry, too. And about that commitment to sustainability: It’s the real deal, with a focus on using eco-friendly fabrics like organic slub cotton (made in a slub weave using less water than normal). The resulting flannel shirt is simply your new favorite shirt for fall, guaranteed.

SHOP: The Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt

A textured construction and engaging colors make this a casually cool, fall-ready flannel.

And about those color options — as one would expect from Wellen Surf, the style points are well-considered, too. That means you’ve got an array of choices, from rich Palm Green (wear it with slim faded denim and nubuck leather chukka boots) to the Montauk Blue Check pattern shown here (pair it up with classic tan chinos and durable high-top sneakers).  Small touches like twill tape collar and placket lining add another visual dimension and nice layering ability, especially on cool fall mornings near the shore or at home. If you were searchign for one of the best flannel shirts to throw on and then forget about, this is your top pick. It’s easygoing and versatile, yet dependable all the while. Rock it underneath a tan herringbone blazer at the office or team it with your favorite henley on the weekend — all the while, know that you’ve picked up an environmentally friendly flannel shirt for fall (say that five times fast). How would you style this shirt? Let me know on Twitter!

SHOP: The Wellen Slub Flannel Shirt

#OOTD: Try Out This New Way to Wear an Old-School Western Shirt

Quick, think of the array of stylish men’s shirts you’ve likely got in your closet for fall. From a classic Oxford shirt to your favorite chambray shirt, perhaps you feel like you’ve got plenty of options, right? Particularly when it comes to casually rugged fall style, too? Well, think again, because I’d wager you don ‘t yet have a classic Western shirt like the Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt — it’s the centerpiece of today’s #OOTD, and it’s the perfect shirt to carry you through many a fall style situation. To wit: The Western shirt is a somewhat overlooked style staple (at least in my book), one that often calls to mind denim-on-denim — and not done the right way, either. But the Western shirt is a prime fall style move, especially when worn as you’ll see it today. What do we mean specifically? Well, the Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt is different than your typical Western shirt, made from textured fabric in a pleasing fall color — the kind that’s going to stand out whether you wear this look on a weekend coffee date, a brewery outing or an upstate weekend getaway (or some combination of all three, at that). The point is that the best Western shirt out there is visually interesting, slightly edgy & thoroughly classic — exactly what you need to add to your rotation of fall style essentials. Let’s get to the full #OOTD below.

Rugged gear picks to shift how you think about wearing a Western shirt.

  • The Western Shirt: Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt, $128 — Shaking up the way you wear your Western shirt often starts with reaching for a different option altogether — and Levi’s x Outerknown deliver a stylish, sustainable, rugged AND visually interesting choice here.
  • The Henley: Wellen Hemp Long-Sleeve Henley, $39.98 — Rugged, classic and every bit as sustainable as the Western shirt you’re pairing it with, this is your new favorite henley for fall.
  • The Pants: Taylor Stitch Camp Pants, $128 — Now, your choice of rugged fall pants is entirely up to you here — you could also go with slim tan chinos or classic blue denim,  but it’s tough to top the versatile appeal of the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants.
  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Indigo Waffle, $188 — Let’s go for two in a row when it comes to rugged Taylor Stitch gear. The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket has long been a personal favorite, and this richly textured take is no different. Perfect to wear with your new favorite henley for fall.
  • The Boots: Astorflex Bootflex Boots, $195 — Are these Astorflex Bootflex Boots some of the best leather boots for fall? Yes. Will you want to wear them all the time, even aside from this #OOTD? Also, yes. The perfect pair of fall footwear.
  • The Watch: VAER Watches Heritage Watch, $176.98 — Only one of the best men’s leather watches will do in this case, and this rugged VAER watch is a perfect complement to the rest of these fall style essentials.
  • The Beard Oil: Duluth Trading Co. Spit and Polish Beard Oil, $19.95 — Fall is as great a time as any to get your facial hair in fine form, and Duluth Trading Co. has come through with an excellent new beard oil to help you do just that.
  • The Grooming Essential: Duke Cannon Trench Warfare Natural Charcoal Deodorant, $12 — I’ve long been a fan of Duke Cannon’s rugged and essential grooming products, and this highly effective natural charcoal deodorant is no different. The perfect way to round out an #OOTD.

So, are you onboard with the Levi’s x Outerknown Wellthread Western Shirt and the potential it brings to the table? While at first simple, these top gear picks really are as good as it gets, and they’re as primed for a weekend of fall adventures, from your favorite park to a new art museum and evening cocktails, as you are. Layer up with your new favorite henley for fall and then get out there — that combo offers protection from the elements should you need it, and the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is a crucial fall outerwear pick-up. It adds a ton of visual interest to this look, and the Taylor Stitch Camp Pants are a necessary fall accessory in this instance — they’re ready to get outdoors or go all around town, and look great while doing it. With an #OOTD like this, there’s also no better fall footwear option than some of the best leather boots for fall, guaranteed. What’s more, essential accessories like one of the best men’s leather watches help drive home the true versatility and style of this outfit — you’re going to stand out the right way, truly. To keep your mug fresh, turn toward a standout new beard oil from Duluth Trading Co. (a move you won’t regret, trust me) and then be sure to use an equally excellent natural charcoal deodorant from Duke Cannon — got all of that down? Great: It’s time to get out there and enjoy fall.

 

See Now, Buy Now: This New Taylor Stitch Shirt is Your Favorite Fall Shirt — Guaranteed

A newly iconic shirt in a perfect fall texture.

If you pass through the digital pages of The Style Guide with any regularity, you’ll know we love the work being done by the San Francisco-based team at Taylor Stitch. It nearly goes without saying, but they produce some of the best men’s gear (and the best men’s shirts!) your money can buy. And on that note, well, that’s where the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt comes into play. Specifically, the Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle — it’s richly crafted, it’s endlessly versatile, and as the headline says above, it’s your new favorite shirt, guaranteed. As per usual, that would, at first glance, seem to be overly high praise … but again, Taylor Stitch can back it up.
The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

Where does it all start when it comes to one of the best men’s shirts for fall? It starts, naturally, with the rich and rugged fabric. For those days when you want to add some variety to your everyday #OOTD, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle is just what the doctor ordered. Made from 100 percent organic cotton in a  pleasing-but-not-too-heavy 6.5oz. weight, it’s got the perfect texture to wear on its own or layer up over a rugged henley — that’s fall style at its best, if you ask me.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle

The stylish shirt to wear all fall.

The fit of the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt is also perfectly on-point, trim and tailored but not too tight in the slightest (I go with a size 40 for reference — see how I style it on Instagram). And when it comes to seasonal versatility, this new take on the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt has that in spades. Case in point: You  can wear this classic fall shirt with slim dark denim or olive chinos on its own through the weekend, or layer it up with a classic navy blazer and tan five-pocket pants to head to the office. It adds just enough variety and visual interest compared to more straightforward shirts, and in my book, that makes it a winner — big-time. Shake up your fall style ASAP with what could just be your new favorite shirt.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Heather Ash Waffle

The List: Buy This Week’s 10 Best New Menswear and Gear Picks for Summer

Roll up those sleeves and get to work this season with Taylor Stitch.

If you keep up with our ongoing series The List, covering the very best new menswear and gear on the market, you’ll probably recognize the brand at the top of the list — that’s right, it’s Taylor Stitch. We’re making the case today that a brand like Taylor Stitch can be worn all through the rest of summer, especially when accessorized appropriately. On that note, check out my full suite of picks below — thanks for reading, and enjoy summer!

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt — $125

A new take on the Western shirt from your favorite menswear brand.

As we said above, this stylish Western shirt will still work for summer. In fact, it’s hard to go wrong with nearly anything from Taylor Stitch, especially a rugged Western shirt that’s also surprisingly lightweight. Wear this with black jeans and your favorite leather boots to grab a cold one at a rock concert.

Roark Revival Porter Pants — $60

The breezy, cool pants to take you through summer.

See, we told you when it comes to accessorizing a stylish Western shirt, it’s all about finding seasonally ready components to match it up with — like these slim summer pants from Roark Revival, perfectly breezy and ready for travel or a summer happy hour.

Karl Strauss Boat Shoes Hazy IPA — Price Varies

A bright and sunny IPA with a friendly name and cool can design.

I have good news and I have bad news: The good news, first, is that this hazy IPA nails everything you’d want from the Hazy IPA “trend” (if you can call it that). It’s imminently crushable, with a summer-friendly name and a cool can design. However, it’s only available in California within the brewery’s distribution footprint. If you have a trip planned out there soon, look for it! Speaking of boat shoes …

Yuketen Ox Mocs — $300

The casual, dependable summer moccasins to wear any time happy hour rolls around.

OK, while these aren’t technically classic boat shoes, the Yuketen Ox Mocs are perfect for easygoing summer style, and quite possibly the perfect pair of summer footwear to slip into as you sip on the Boat Shoes IPA.

Luminox Xcor Aerospace Pilot Professional Watch — $1,520

An investment-level watch that’s both incredibly expensive and incredibly worth the coin.

OK, is this tough Luminox timepiece truly the definition of an investment-level watch? Yes. Absolutely — but will you ever need to buy another rugged field watch again? No, sir.

Armor-Lux Breton Long-Sleeve Tee — $70

The breezy, casual, cool shirt to wear on a chilly summer night.

We’ve talked in the past about Armor-Lux and the brand’s certified iconic shirts — like the Armor-Lux Breton Long-Sleeve Tee, in fact. Wear this with tan chinos to a breezy beach bonfire.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack (30 Liters) — $290

Make waves and carry all your gear at once with this outstanding backpack from Peak Design.

You need a dependable everyday backpack for summer adventures — specifically, you need the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, a highly rated and much-loved bag for your next getaway.

Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka — $230 

Dependable chukka boots to wear even when it’s hot out.

You’ve probably noticed the Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka pop up before on previous editions of The List, but we’re including it this time around because it’s among the best chukka boots for summer — lightweight, rugged & wearable with chinos or jeans.

Lisboa Francisco Brushed Oxford — $118

A new summer shirt that’s destined to become a go-to.

There are going to be times where you want to switch things up from the rugged Western shirt we talked about earlier — and for all those times when you want to keep it casual with light wash denim and perhaps some of the best chukka boots for summer, you need to reach for the Lisboa Francisco Oxford.

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Tee — $35

A dependable, rugged and classic men’s tee for summer.

There comes a time in every guy’s life when he just wants to wear a classic men’s T-shirt and maybe some slim chino shorts — for all those times, there’s the Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Tee.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.We’re ending on a high note today with a classic men’s T-shirt — it’s always tough to narrow down these lists. What’s your favorite selection? For me, I always love a stylish Western shirt from Taylor Stitch, of course. Let me know your favorite pick on Twitter — thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: Wear the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt All Summer — Starting Now

A classic, breezy short-sleeve shirt to amp up summer style.

If you need a breezy, casual, exceedingly stylish short-sleeve shirt, then you’re in luck today, my friends. The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is the right shirt for the job — now, allow me to tell you exactly why.  Why pick a short-sleeve buttondown shirt over a breezy polo or a simple pocket tee? It’s simple. The right short-sleeve shirt *cough* the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt *cough* offers more polish than a T-shirt, and a  bit more versatility than the polo. For instance: You can pair up this handsome shirt with a navy cotton blazer, and no one will be any the wiser. But the list goes on, my friends. It starts with 100 percent organic cotton that’s turned into a breezy, lightweight weave — this isn’t a heavier denim shirt that you might wear in a cooler climate, to say the least. No sir, the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is all about laidback summer style, and it’s particularly ready to pair up with easygoing style staples, like a pair of slim cotton shorts or classic tan chinos (white sneakers not included).

SHOP: The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

One of three versatile colorways in which you can snag this shirt.

But the list of positive attributes of the stylish short-sleeve shirt shown here goes on and on — this shirt in particular nails the tricky balancing act between casual and dressy. That is to say, you can wear it tucked in beneath your classic cotton blazer, or rock it untucked with rolled light wash denim and again, some iconic white slip-ons. It’s also as ready for proper vacation wear as it is for lounging around your local beach or pool — talk about an upgrade from a neon tank-top, ehh? And the real kicker when it comes to the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt? You can pick it up for a shade under $100, and then have a bit left over to splurge on a fill-up of your craft beer growler. That’s the start to a perfect summer weekend, is it not?

SHOP: The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt

Style Pick of the Week: Howlin Light Flight Short-Sleeve Shirt

The unique short-sleeve shirt to wear all summer.

How much of your summer to-do list have you checked off to date? Have you enjoyed a summer happy hour (in style, of course) or an outdoor concert? How about a visit to your favorite brewery? And most importantly, what are you wearing to tackle each and every single one of these pursuits? Answer: A stylish short-sleeve shirt like the Howlin Light Flight Shirt has to be the menswear essential you need — that’s a fact. It’s an investment at $140 as sold via Huckberry, but this is practically a do-it-all shirt. While at first it might seem like too much of a departure from what you’re used to wearing for off-duty style (perhaps something as simple as a USA-made T-shirt), give the Howlin Light Flight Shirt a try when you want that same laidback comfort — and just a bit more polish. That’s what makes it one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men this season; it’s all about balance, and all about not overdoing it. What I mean to say is, leave the starched dress shirt at home for Casual Friday, and head into the office wearing the Howlin Light Flight Shirt, plus some slim tan chinos and suede chukka boots — then, get yourself to your favorite bar for happy hour after work. Made from a breezy cotton-polyester blend, it’s the laidback short-sleeve shirt that’s got more in common with a simple tee than anything else — for summer, that’s great news indeed.

SHOP: The Howlin Light Flight Shirt

The Howlin Light Flight Shirt looks a little bit like something Mr. James Bond himself would wear on a tropical getaway, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it work for you — even if you’re only wearing it to grab a round of rooftop cocktails. The classic free collar is a retro-inspired touch, akin to a camp collar shirt, that looks refreshingly modern today, particularly if you pair this navy short-sleeve shirt with off-white chinos and brown leather loafers for a bit of dressy appeal. Plus, the Howlin Light Flight Shirt  just so happens to be made in Belgium — it can handle a hot European summer or a breezy NYC day with ease. And if you’re searching for a shirt to keep you cool underneath a classic cotton blazer, take a style hack from the old blog and try the Howlin Light Flight Shirt under said blazer — you’ll be grateful you did as the thermostat climbs. Your search for the perfect summer shirt is finally over, just in time for the weekend.

SHOP: The Howlin Light Flight Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: This Levi’s Made & Crafted Shirt is a New Winter Favorite

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A new favorite winter shirt? Try it for yourself.

The latest entry in our See Now, Buy Now series is, in short, telling you all about the best new shirt to buy for winter. Yes, that’s high praise — but it’s praise that Levi’s can back up. The Levi’s Standard Shirt ($198 at Levi’s) is one heck of a stylish shirt for winter from the remarkable Levi’s Made & Crafted line — a standout selection of goods that blends the brand’s quality and authenticity with modern, edgy style. In short, the type of gear you’ll want to wear for seasons on end. In a way, the Levi’s Standard Shirt  really is anything but standard, and that’s why it’s among a host of winter style essentials you need this instant.

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SHOP: The  Levi’s Standard Shirt
Upgrading your shirting can help you fight winter’s chill, layer with ease & look great at the office or the bar to start the new year. Again, the Levi’s Standard Shirt helps you hit the mark in multiple areas. The Levi’s Standard Shirt comes in a variety of cool colors and patterns, just like you’d expect from a heritage-quality brand. Your author likes the African Lily pattern on the  Levi’s Standard Shirt, a rich navy-and-orange blend, the best. It’s throwback-inspired and yet modern.
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The Levi’s Made & Crafted Standard Shirt comes in a wide range of standout colors and patterns.

Helpfully, the  Levi’s Standard Shirt is also far from your average, overly burly or baggy winter flannel shirt. The Standard Shirt is made from 100 percent cotton twill in a tailored fit, perfect for throwing on over a stylish graphic tee or a rugged winter henley in equal measure.  With a buttondown point collar and a left chest pocket, it’s got all the little details you’d expect to find in an easygoing casual shirt — again, it’s the type of classic men’s shirt you can wear under a tan herringbone blazer or with a classic shawl cardigan without missing a beat. It’s an unexpected style move from a timeless brand that’s best known for its denim, but I say … go for it. Perhaps the best news of all? The Standard Shirt is going to be a perfect complement when worn with slim Levi’s denim, especially the Levi’s 511 jeans (a personal favorite). Add a warm winter bomber jacket, throw on some beat-up black boots, and head to your favorite brewpub on a chilly weekend night. The  Levi’s Standard Shirt can do everything you ask of it, and then some.

SHOP: The  Levi’s Standard Shirt

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