For starters, a classic pocket tee provides a bit more versatility and easygoing wearability than a plain crewneck T-shirt or a V-neck T-shirt (no deep “V” tees from American Apparel in sight!). And what’s more, this T-shirt just looks … cool. Whether you pick up the Cactus color at the top of the page — or any of the other nine color options in which this Freemans Sporting Club tee is available — you really can’t go wrong. It’s made in Los Angeles from 100 percent ringspun cotton (the good stuff, in short!) in an agreeable fit that’s not too tight or too loose — it’s just right.
The Natural color makes this Taylor Stitch tee one of the coolest T-shirts for men.
The Dusty Clay or Natural colorways are your author’s favorites when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee — either could be worn easily with faded light wash denim and your favorite chukka boots, or else with slim tan chinos and white canvas sneakers. This is the kind of cool T-shirt you really can throw on and forget about (aside from when you get compliments on it, of course). The fully-taped shoulder seams offer durable construction and long-lasting wearability, whether you chose to rock the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee for back patio beers or an upstate bonfire (or both!). The well-made pocket adds a bit of visual interest and some space for any smaller EDC essentials (heck, use it to carry a titanium pen as you work on your next workshop project). When the weather starts to get chilly this summer, or when you need to layer up with a rugged flannel shirt come fall and winter, this is quite simply one of the best T-shirts you can buy. Check it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts on Twitter.
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Folks, if this Thursday post caught you off-guard, well, fear not. We’re here today for a new Style Guide mini-series, as it were. If you read the blog on the regular — and if you don’t, consider this a crash course! — other ongoing series include #OOTD posts, the See Now, Buy Now series and of course, The List. Naturally, The List rounds up the best men’s gear, #OOTD posts cover how to wear men’s style essentials, and the See Now Buy Now series spotlights one great pick for the week. The Thursday Buy will be in a similar manner, but … not quite. It’ll be shorter, for starters — aside from this intro, that is. Here’s your first Thursday Buy, my friends.
Take your pick from among the best T-shirts for guys right now.
Let’s get one thing sorted out ASAP: There’s still plenty of time to buy one of the best men’s T-shirts, then wear it the rest of summer. And the best T-shirt for men to buy right now might just be the Relwen Finespun Pocket Tee, making it a fitting pick for our first Thursday Buy. It’s priced to sell ($68 at Huckberry), it looks great with darn near anything — from expertly faded blue jeans and high-top sneakers to slim chinos and suede chukka boots — and it comes in perfectly neutral colors. The finespun jersey fabric is also ultra-soft and truly one-of-a-kind, making this one of the best men’s tees you can add to your wardrobe now. Plus, the chest pocket means you can rock this stylish tee all on its own without it looking like an undershirt. Consider picking up the Relwen Finespun Pocket Tee to power many a Thursday night or weekend beer — or a Sunday morning mug of cold brew. It’s so cool and essential, you’ll have to make excuses not to wear it.
Right off the bat: You’ve probably got a ton of T-shirts in your drawer, right? But do you have the best men’s T-shirt (or at least, arguably the best)? That’s where we’ll begin today’s #OOTD — with a Todd Snyder x Champion T-shirt that’s actually anything but basic. Consider it a rugged T-shirt for summer that you can wear on its own (in the case of today’s look) or layered up underneath, say, a denim shirt or your favorite trucker jacket. But the key with making the seemingly humble T-shirt work for you — be it for back-patio beers or a trail hike — is to pick the right one (again, Todd Snyder x Champion has you covered), and then add the right summer style essentials around it. That means we’ll go with a pair of the best men’s shorts for lightweight functionality and dependability, then we’ll accent ’em with a pair of eco-friendly sneakers for feel-good fashion and functionality. What looks seemingly simple on the surface can actually be stylish as all-get-out, but you’ve just got to know where to start. It’s breezy, it’s cool, it works for a hot summer day or an unexpectedly chilly night — it’s a must-have. For the summer months, the best T-shirt for men can certainly put in a lot of work for you. Here’s how to wear it (oh, and if you like this look, let me know on Twitter).
A simple T-shirt, worn in a stylish and effective way.
The Tee: Todd Snyder x Champion Basic Jersey Tee, $50— Leave it to Todd Snyder x Champion to churn out one of the most consistent, best men’s T-shirts for summer wear. A rugged T-shirt is something every guy needs (yourself included).
The Audio Essential: Sennheiser PXC550 II Headphones, $350— Whether you’re connected to your home sound system or out on the go, the best over-ear headphones, especially a pair from Sennheiser, are the right way to go.
As you can hopefully see from the ensemble above, finding and wearing the right T-shirt for summer doesn’t have to be boring or standard. In fact, with just a few tweaks and some additions via the best men’s gear, the Todd Snyder x Champion T-shirt shown above stands out from the pack even more. It’s a bit of an investment, but ultimately, it’s an affordably priced tee given the long-lasting quality you’re getting — and it looks particularly great for casual weekend style with the Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts, which are well-suited for both back-deck weekend hangs and socially distanced hikes. Add some eco-friendly sneakers into the mix via SeaVees, and you’ve got the makings of a very stylish #OOTD for summer. There’s more to this look though, starting with the rugged dependability of a stylish everyday watch from Buck Mason — it’s understated yet stylish, perfectly well-suited to teaming up with the functional Huckberry Canvas Snapback shown above. See, you’re looking great AND keeping the sun off your face. Naturally, you’ll also be staying hydrated with one of the best growlers via the good folks at GrowlerWerks. How can it get better than that? In my mind, well, with the sun at your back and some excellent tunes playing through your Sennheiser headphones, it can’t be topped. Stay stylish and stay safe out there, friends.
Picture it now: You’r’e dreaming of getting back out to your favorite brewery or rooftop bar, scheming all the while and planning to wear some of the best new men’s gear. But for now, things are ever-so-slightly different as you celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home — the ensemble remains the same, the style points are there, and yet you’re going to be hanging at home for a while more. What are you going to wear? To me, it’s simple — one of the best men’s T-shirts is the right way to get into the spirit of spring, worn in a way that’s cool, casual and ready for (almost) anything. And today’s T-shirt in question? As you’ll see, it’s coming at ya courtesy of Buck Mason, and it could assuredly be the perfect spring T-shirt. We’re going to wear it in a way that’s cool and casual enough to hang at home, with the assurance that this #OOTD will more than pull its weight when its time to finally visit your favorite brewery again. The difference makers here are all classic spring style at its finest, from a rugged chore coat as your top layer to the comfortable-yet-laidback chinos you can wear to work from home or to dash out as you pick up some ice-cold beer (you’ll see we’ve included a GrowlerWerks growler below, at that). Just because your routine is different is no excuse for letting your style slip, as we continue to say here on The Style Guide. If you tend to agree (and I hope you do!), then ideally, you’ll enjoy this mash-up of spring style essentials to be worn at home now … and on the road eventually. To let me know your thoughts on this look, head to my Twitter. Thanks for reading!
What at first might seem simple on the surface — you’re just wearing a T-shirt, after all — actually gets a heck of a step up here thanks to what you’re pairing it with. In this case the excellent Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee is a crucial first step. This tee then gets some spring-friendly layering with a tough chore coat for breezy spring evenings hanging at home (or days when you want to swap out your blazer when working from home). From there, we keep things casual and comfortable, starting with a breezy pair of the best men’s chinos for expert WFH style — keep in mind, this outfit can be worn to a casual office when the time comes to go back. And because we’re all about the right style picks for spring, I’d wager that you’re going to get plenty of use out of the best boots for spring, at that. Another necessary complement to those classic suede chukka boots? Why, a rugged leather belt for the ultimate in casual style. And in keeping with the theme of this #OOTD, why not try out a rugged Timex watch as you go about your day? It seems Timex never fails (at least, that’s my take). To quite literally top off this look, reach for a casual ballcap from Howler Brothers. And the ultimate finishing touch? A pint of your favorite beer, served from your GrowlerWerks growler and kept ice-cold & fresh until you can pay homage to your favorite brewery in person. How does this #OOTD look? To me, it looks like spring. Thanks again for reading, my friends, and stay safe!
This stylish spring T-shirt certainly has plenty going for it beyond just an eyecatching design (although that design makes it a perfect T-shirt to wear to the bar — when appropriate — for that feeling of old-school cool). This is a made-in-America T-shirt that certainly passes muster, using lightweight 100 percent slub cotton treated with a pre-shrunk wash for a perfect look and feel. It’s the kind of classic T-shirt that’s going to feel like you’ve had it for years … right out of the box. Wear it with slim tan chinos and a rugged denim jacket for breezy spring style, or else team it with a classic navy cotton blazer and slim light wash Buck Mason jeans for expert casual office style (when you can get back to your office, that is). The real kicker with the Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee might be the wide range of colors it comes in, from earthy Barley to rich Resin and an expertly washed Navy slub colorway. Again, I told you this could just be the coolest T-shirt to wear now — and at this rate and price ($35 via Buck Mason), you’re going to want to pick up way more than just one color. You’ve just found your new favorite T-shirt, my friends.
Now, we’ve all been there. On certain weekend days, you might be standing at your closet rummaging through your long-sleeve shirts and thinking … “Man, I just want to wear a T-shirt today.” Fear not, because we’ve got that stylish T-shirt on lock for you — and better yet, we’ve got a full guide on how to wear a graphic T-shirt the right way. The graphic tee tends to get a bad rep because of gaudy designs and messages that would fit right in if you were still in middle school, perhaps. That’s just the way it is — but today’s stylish graphic tee is anything but that, as you’ll see. And given that it’s still just early September, this #OOTD is one that you can make work for you — no jacket required (although we’ve still got a rugged chore coat listed as an option below). Yes indeed, the best graphic tees are understated and subtle, not too loud, yet stylish at the same time — and they can be worn to a backyard BBQ or a night at your favorite dive bar in equal measure. The best graphic tees are a solid conversation starter with some rugged style appeal, too — today’s selection comes courtesy of Huckberry, and you’ll find a classic tee for every taste on the brand’s site. For now though, let’s dive in — if ever you’ve wondered how to wear a graphic T-shirt in a way that’s cool and stylish, not laughable, start with this #OOTD. Like what you see? Let me know on Twitter!
A rugged, laidback, timeless way to wear a graphic T-shirt.
The Stylish Graphic Tee: The Landmark Project Mt. Hood Tee, $30— For just $30, you’re getting a surprisingly stylish graphic tee with a design that’s not too loud — it’s just plain cool, even if you’re not from the Pacific Northwest. Consider this the retro T-shirt you didn’t know you needed.
The Jacket: Wellen Stretch Chore Coat, $128— Now, because it’s still September, you might not need this jacket — but in the event you do, this rugged chore coat is a versatile and stylish layer.
The Watch: Jack Mason Field Watch, $225— When it comes to what’s on your wrist with this #OOTD, understated, classic-yet-rugged style is the way to go — this handsome Jack Mason Field Watch brings a bit of a throwback feel here.
The Cologne: Duke Cannon Proper Cologne, Two-Pack for $40— Yes, cologne. But not that body spray of days gone by. No sir, Duke Cannon’s Proper Cologne offers a range of masculine-yet-versatile scents for your next casual outing.
OK, who’s on board with how to wear a stylish graphic tee now, ehh? The right graphic tee, like the one above, has an eyecatching design that doesn’t overdo it — the same can be said for the rest of this outfit, featuring an equally classic pair of classic slim denim from Wellen. Those are the building blocks for an #OOTD that works well on a Saturday night or a casual Sunday in the fall, especially when teamed up with a rugged chore coat (if needed), and of course, rugged leather boots from Blundstone — they provide functionality and style points in spades. But as I always say, you’d be remiss not to wear a stylish watch for a bit of standout style, and the Jack Mason Field Watch is that timepiece precisely. When paired with a stylish leather belt, you’re keeping your accessories on point — no matter where you go. It’s touches like those ones that are going to take this outfit from good to great, because as we all know … the little details matter, even when wearing a T-shirt! Use Duke Cannon’s Proper Cologne to give yourself a nice lift grooming-wise — you’re going to love the scent and the price. And finally, no matter what’s on your to-do list, the tough style of the Filson Ballistic Nylon Duffel Backpack is going to come in mighty handy for a casual weekend. Alright, that’s all I’ve got for today. To see how I’m wearing my T-shirts this fall, head to my Instagram.
We might be on the cusp of Labor Day weekend — and today’s #OOTD can certainly function well in that setting, too — but it’s also prime time to look toward early fall. Critically, how to dress for early fall is something we’ve been driving home these past few weeks on The Style Guide, and today’s #OOTD is no different. To wit: We’re taking a rugged camo jacket (perfect for long weekend travel or as a casual, cool blazer replacement) and matching it up with the kind of men’s style essentials you’d be proud to wear any time of year (but especially as the weather gets chilly). Trust me: It could be your new favorite jacket. And what about the rest of this look? You’ll find the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee below, along with some of the best men’s pants for fall — the goal here is casually rugged style that works from the coffee shop to the open road (and maybe even your office, if you can get away with it). The focus is this: The right gear picks speak for themselves, so when wearing a more flashy camo jacket, you should tone down the rest of your #OOTD accordingly. And because we’re moving ever-so-slowly into fall, that means the introduction of rugged leather boots — the kind you wear to your favorite distillery or for a quick weekend hike. It’s all about gear that can go anywhere, so mix and match these picks as you please. Alright, without further ado … here we go.
The perfect combination of rugged and casual for Labor Day weekend & well into fall.
The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Camo Wax, $198— Here it is, your new favorite jacket. Consider it the perfect go-between layer for breezy early fall nights. This rugged camo jacket is both subtly stylish and distinct enough to work everywhere from a rock concert to a weekend brunch.
The Classic White Tee: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, $45 — Now, is this a full-on white tee? Not quite. And that’s OK! The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee is A) Sustainably made and B) More durable than a thinner white tee — just what you need heading into September (and beyond).
The Boots: Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chelsea Boots, $240 — Stylish Chelsea boots that just so happen to be rugged and versatile? It’s possible thanks to these rugged leather boots — they’re also lightweight and not overly clunky.
The Everyday Bag: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $215.98 — Need to hit the road in a hurry for a fall weekend trip? Need to haul a change of clothes to the office? This rugged shoulder brief is the way to go.
The Everyday Carry: Studebaker Workshop Keyholder, $58— Never lose track of your keys again, no matter the style situation, with this crucial everyday carry upgrade.
OK, let’s recap it all, shall we? The goal here is transitional fall style that you can even make use of during Labor Day weekend. So, a rugged camo jacket from the good folks at Taylor Stitch takes care of business for breezy fall nights, as does the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee — a one-two combo that’s subtly stylish and eyecatching. Some of the best men’s pants for fall act as another reliable outfit anchor, with the type of fabric and cut that works for fall travel or a fall day on the job. And it’s always tough to go wrong with rugged leather boots, particularly the kind that feature tough suede and sleek-but-hardworking construction. To haul your daily essentials, grab tough-as-nails, rugged shoulder brief, but not before you’ve done up your ‘do with the Saturdays NYC Clay Pomade — it’s an immediate hair upgrade that adds some refinement to this look. Don’t forgo your everyday carry, either. And last but not least: Be sure you’ve accessorized accordingly with a classic dive watch to round things out. Is this the way you’d style this #OOTD? You can always let me know on Twitter. Cheers!
When it comes to the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee, you’re getting everything you need in a summer T-shirt, from a breezy and lightweight linen blend to engaging stripes that should look right at home worn on their own or paired with a rugged denim jacket. The “mariner fit” on the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee is also intriguing — it’s slightly boxier, making it visually interesting to wear on its own with slim lightweight chinos. And since the classic Breton stripe tee is as iconic as an Oxford shirt or a chambray shirt, it’s likely going to bring in some compliments — it’s cool-as-can-be, as ready to wear with a classic cotton blazer at a happy hour or beneath a zip hoodie at a beach bonfire. There’s really no wrong way to wear a Breton stripe tee, especially the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee — are we clear on that? Very good. Enjoy summer, folks!
The makers of some of your favorite denim — that’d be NYC-based Mott & Bow, for those keeping score at home — are now making one of the best men’s T-shirts for spring and summer, and although that might seem counterintuitive at first, it’s 100 percent true. That’s because the Mott & Bow Carlton Heavyweight Pocket Tee isn’t just any flimsy old tee — it’s a substantial, subtly stylish T-shirt that you can wear with darn near anything for the start of summer and well beyond. Available for just $35 via Mott & Bow’s Web site, it’s one of the top T-shirts I’ve worn and tested, and that’s saying something (seriously, you should see my T-shirt drawer at home). What sets apart the Mott & Bow Carlton Heavyweight Pocket Tee from the pack? That’s easy, my friend.
For starters, this classic pocket tee feels weighty (as the name would imply) without being stifling — that’s key for wearing it on its own or layering under your favorite chambray shirt this summer (as I’ve done this season so far). It also has a very solid fit indeed — not too tight, not too baggy. It also comes in multiple colors, including crisp White (try it with dark indigo denim and brown suede chukka boots) or classic Heather Grey, my favorite take. The Mott & Bow Carlton Heavyweight Pocket Tee also has a perfect length, a seriously underrated quality in T-shirts; that means it hits right at your belt line (French tuck, anyone?) without fitting too baggy.