The Sunday Sale: Get 15 Percent Off This Classic Men’s Shirt from Freemans Sporting Club

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A new favorite casual shirt that you can even wear with a spring or summer suit.

Who’s ready to get 15 percent off a classic men’s shirt from Freemans Sporting Club? That sounds like a resounding “Yes” to me, so let’s get to it. Now, in last week’s Sunday Sale, we talked about getting a deal on the best T-shirt for men for spring and summer, but we’re going to amp things up a bit today. Namely, remember your trusty rotation of casual buttondown shirts, the sort of shirts you’d wear to the office and now (mainly) wear on Zoom calls? Well, this is that shirt, and it’s on sale until April 30th (more on that in a moment).america
That’s where today’s deal on one of the best shirts for men comes into play, because you’re going to have to really get dressed again eventually. Be it a summer wedding, perhaps a date or a coffee run or a brewery visit (those last two are favorites of mine in Brooklyn!), you’re going to need a new favorite shirt, which leads us to today’s deal on a new Freemans Sporting Club shirt. The Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt in Navy Plaid is about as classic as it gets, with all the bells and whistles that you need (note the tailored fit and the casual chest pocket), and nothing extra to slow you down. It’s part of the Freemans Sporting Club Archive Sale, which in and of itself is a great place to get the best deals on premium menswear from this New York City brand.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt in Navy Plaid

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A great way to wear your new favorite shirt.

It’s one of the best men’s buttondown shirts for a reason, with a price tag to match (it’s 15 percent off at FSC, which drops the price to $187). Why spend that much on a shirt? I’m glad you asked. It’s a shirt you can call your own, an entirely unique and outstanding shirt from a respected fashion brand, the kind you can wear underneath a khaki cotton suit at a summer wedding or all on its own with your favorite pair of spring and summer denim, high-top sneakers laced up and sleeves rolled. And just as above, you can certainly wear one of the coolest shirts for spring with olive chinos and brown leather boots.

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How many shirts do you have in your closet that are that versatile? Not too many, right? It’s also made from 100 percent cotton for breathability, and that means you can layer it underneath a spring bomber jacket or atop your favorite T-shirt with ease. Mother of pearl buttons won’t break or snap over time, and again, the fit is made to be worn untucked or tucked in. Yes indeed, the Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt in Navy Plaid is quite possibly your new favorite shirt for spring and summer, and remember: It’s 15 percent off through April 30th. Shop accordingly.

The Thursday Buy: This Flint and Tinder Selvage Shirt is Your Go-To Spring Shirt

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The kind of essential everyday shirt you can wear for just about anything.

If you recently started another day standing in front of your closet, wondering in vain about what shirt to wear for the day’s activities — be it (masked) grocery shopping, (masked) brewery to-go beers or another Zoom call, have I got the shirt for you. Meet the Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts for spring, and the sort of shirt you can wear no matter how much or how little design work you do. It comes to you courtesy of Huckberry and the famed, much-loved line of Flint and Tinder style essentials, which includes everything from a waxed shirt jacket to the best everyday gear (across several categories). But back to the Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt, which is the kind of grab-and-go shirt your spring wardrobe could use.

When you feel like you’ve exhausted all your Zoom call-worthy shirts, this one is here to save the day. Huckberry says it’s built more like a workwear piece than a classic Oxford shirt, which is good news for more than just Zoom calls. Throw on this selvage buttondown shirt at a moment’s notice to shape up for your next meeting, and assuredly keep it handy for weekend yard work (yes, it can pull double-duty).

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt

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Selvage detailing showcases how well this shirt is made by the Huckberry team. Cheers to that.

Now, it wouldn’t be one of the best shirts for men if it didn’t provide a hearty dose of versatility, right? It’s the Japanese slub selvage denim fabric in a cool shade of Marled Charcoal that gives this shirt its neutral, crisp edge (literally and figuratively). It’s as easily wearable with dark denim as it is with tan chinos or olive canvas workwear pants. The rest is really up to you, because you can layer the Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt atop a white T-shirt for easygoing spring style, and you can throw it on over a thermal shirt for an unexpectedly chilly morning. Oh, and you can also wear it all on its own, fresh coffee in hand as you kick back this season.

Footwear options aplenty are going to shine through with this rugged workwear shirt, from classic chukka boots to canvas high-top sneakers. It’s truly a mix-and-match shirt that provides you with bountiful styling options, all the better to switch up your spring wardrobe when you feel like it needs some switching up. And because this is Huckberry we’re talking about here, this shirt is priced reasonably ($128 from Flint and Tinder) — if you ask me, it’s yours for the taking. Happy (early) spring, folks.

The Sunday Sale: Shop Filson Surplus for More Than 50 Percent Off This All-Season Shirt

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A rugged flannel shirt in a Western cut for all sorts of spring layering.

The time is here to stock up on rugged spring style essentials aplenty, the sort of gear picks that won’t let you down when spring unexpectedly turns chilly, breezy or rainy (or all three). That’s where the Filson Surplus section comes into play, offering up final sale deals on the best men’s gear for outdoor adventures, yard work and casual spring get-togethers (of the small variety, that is!). It’s what you’d expect from a dependable retailer that’s been around for more than a century, and it’s that commitment to quality and craftsmanship that makes the Filson Flannel Western Shirt the exact sort of shirt you need in your rotation ASAP.  It’s one of the most versatile men’s shirts for spring, what with its iconic Western build, and it’s available in plenty of sizes and two classic patterns for under $65. It normally retails for $135, so we’re looking at more than 50 percent off here. How about that, huh?

Now, if you read the blog on the regular (where I’ve talked plenty about the best gear to buy from Filson), you know that Filson’s menswear is an investment, at the very least. So to find one of the best men’s shirts for spring for 51 percent off, well, that’s a deal worth getting your hands on.

SHOP: The Filson Flannel Western Shirt 

Filson Western Flannel Shirt

A midweight cotton flannel shirt for all kinds of seasonal layering and expert style.

Your search for one of the best men’s shirts has to check plenty of boxes (including versatility in color options, but let’s start with the basics. As luck would have it, this is a seemingly simple area where Filson excels. In this case, it’s the 6.2oz. cotton twill fabric used in this rugged flannel shirt that gives it, a not-too-heavy and not-too-light feel. It’s been brushed for softness, to boot (can you say bingo?). The fabric weight gives the Filson Flannel Western Shirt the ability to be layered atop a classic Filson men’s T-shirt or a thermal shirt when temperatures dawn particularly cold. You can also wear it underneath a spring-friendly denim jacket  or a Filson rain pullover with ease.

The button-snap front and button flap pockets are akin to what you’d find a much more expensive Western shirt. So, it’s got style points and rugged good looks aplenty going for it. Pair it with a white T-shirt and your favorite pair of blue jeans for all-American style, or rock it with tan chinos for a unique take on a casual Friday when you do return to the office. The Filson Flannel Western Shirt doesn’t hold anything back, so the fact that you can get your new favorite shirt for more than 50 percent off is quite the bonus. Welcome spring the right way, starting today.

SHOP: The Filson Flannel Western Shirt 

See Now, Buy Now: The Filson Scout Shirt is the Perfect Shirt for Casual Winter Style

Filson Scout Shirt

One of the more durable, stylish men’s shirts you can wear this winter.

Well, here we are: Past mid-February on the calendar, and yet with the long slog of the rest of winter still in front of us. What’s a guy to do? Why, that’s easy. Check out today’s See Now, Buy Now entry to stock up on one of the best men’s shirts for winter and beyond — the Filson Scout Shirt. It’s the kind you can wear in casually rugged fashion for the rest of this season and on into spring, to say the least. Plus, the brown-and-gold plaid color shown above is seasonally friendly and classic. Now, if you read the blog on the regular, you know that the Pacific Northwest heritage outfitters at Filson routinely come up with some of the best gear for men, period, from the classic Filson Tin Cloth Jacket  to the unstoppably cool Filson Moleskin Shirt we talked about earlier this winter. On that note, the Filson Scout Shirt really does pass muster.

And as luck would have it, the Filson Scout Shirt carries on the same tradition of quality and rugged style (plus performance) that you’d expect from a brand that’s been around more than a century. How does that all work out, exactly? Reader, I’m glad you asked. Of course, the brand starts with a lightweight-yet-durable and easy-to-layer cotton twill for maximum versatility (think neither too burly or too lightweight on the fabric front). It only gets better from there as far as one of the best men’s winter shirts is concerned.

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

Filson Scout Shirt

One of three rugged and essential colorways as far as this durable men’s shirt is concerned.

We previously talked about the versatility of the Filson Scout Shirt here on the blog for the warmer months, but believe me when I say it’s got plenty going for it as far as cold-weather layering is concerned. The cotton twill fabric of this rugged men’s shirt means you can wear it easily atop a classic Filson henley or a Filson thermal shirt for cold winter days in the yard or the garage, and you can even layer that combination beneath a waxed Filson jacket for maximum warmth. The military-grade buttons ensure years of durability, and the yarn-dyed fabric is made to resist fading over time.

The fit should prove easy to move around in and layer without being too baggy or too tight, either. Any day of the week (even for a Zoom call when worn atop a Filson pocket T-shirt), the Filson Scout Shirt  simply comes through in the clutch. One last styling tip: Wear it with Filson men’s jeans for the ultimate in all-day style, including a coffee run, a park stroll and brewery to-go beers. I’d call that one of the best men’s winter shirts, wouldn’t you?

SHOP: The Filson Scout Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: This Shirt from Howler Brothers is the Coolest Shirt You Can Buy for the Season

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Trust me — this might be the coolest shirt you can get your hands on.

Sorting through the best shirts for men — or really, any retailer’s shirting offerings — is sometimes quite the taxing exercise. Where to begin if you want a shirt that’s unique yet subtly stylish, and also not too wild? The Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt could be the way to go (at least, your friendly neighborhood style writer thinks so). It’s potentially one of the best men’s shirts for spring and summer, and it starts with the fact that it’s got a design unlike any other on the market (check out the front chest pocket designs). Howler Brothers takes great care in making gear that’s technical while blending the modern and the retro (take the Merlin Jacket as seen in this post on how to wear a denim shirt). Thankfully, the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt embraces those same qualities quite handsomely, featuring UPF15 sun protection baked right into the shirt — that’s not to mention the style points it’s got going for it.

The Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt just keeps winning in matters of functionality, too — it’s made with quick-drying fabric for breathability and ease of movement all day. To me, that means you can pair up the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt with slim light wash denim and your favorite chukka boots for a casual day of patio beers, or you can wear it with a stylish vest and tough field pants (plus the Huckberry Duck Boots) for a spring day hike.

A closer look at the details that make this shirt so essential.

Of course, I’d also recommend you wear that same outfit for post-hike plate of farm-to-table food. It’s all about the versatility in style (and in your lifestyle) that a piece like the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt brings to the table (and your closet). And the rest of the small details make the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt easily one of the best men’s shirts for spring and summer,  from the vintage-inspired pearl snaps to the microfiber-lined chest pocket. It’s really tough to top the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt, don’t you think?

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Texas Moleskin Shirt

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

Quite possibly your new favorite winter shirt ... give it a try now.

Quite possibly your new favorite winter shirt … give it a try now.

OK, ready for the first Style Pick of the Week of 2017? Better be. The fine folks at Flint and Tinder have practically become an everyday go-to on The Style Guide (and in real life) for the brand’s blend of classic style, durability, functionality and plain old utility. From the much-loved Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket to the brand’s essential, comfortable Marled Henley Collection, you could practically outfit yourself head-to-toe in just F&T product. You’ll see more of this shirt in the coming weeks, but know that for now, the Flint and Tinder Texas Moleskin Shirt is another similarly versatile, excellent and well-made offering for your consideration (like, big-time consideration). Let’s start with the best part — it’s constructed in Texas at a family-owned factory, so you’re supporting quality production. And on the style end of the spectrum, everything’s coming up roses, too. A moleskin shirt is a bit unique — and that’s a great way to switch up your wardrobe. While the fabric is typically turned into excellent trousers this time of year, it’s time to shake it up and acquaint your top half with the useful, warm and flattering Moleskin Shirt — sold by the excellent folks at Huckberry , of course.

A unique color and the same great construction you've come to expect from Flint and Tinder and Huckberry.

A unique color and the same great construction you’ve come to expect from Flint and Tinder and Huckberry.

Available in a classic Navy color as seen at the top, the shirt also comes in a more unique Coffee color  or a cool Grey option, each made with the best fabric, construction and fit you can buy. The Coffee shirt in particular would nicely offset slim grey chinos and lighter brown boots — lest you’re wary of hanging up your favorite blue shirts. The fabric is, according to the brand, heavyweight, durable and tough — it’d be the perfect shirt to layer under a selvedge denim chore coat for a monochromatic look, or atop a long-sleeve henley for rugged style.  Although it’s got a classic button-down collar and chest pocket, just like your favorite Oxford, this shirt could feasibly serve as a shirt or a jacket depending on the frightful weather outside. The tailored fit should make it flattering to wear both tucked in and untucked — so you should feel free to try a bit of high-low style with rugged leather boots and perhaps … the Flint and Tinder 365 Pant? Told ya we loved us some Flint and Tinder on the blog. Of course, price should remain a consideration in any of your #menswear shopping endeavors — and for a shirt that’s USA-made, you can hardly get a better price than $89. Seriously, under $100 for a domestically made, warm, durable and versatile shirt? That’s as good as it gets when it comes to style upgrades for the new year.

How would you style the Flint and Tinder Texas Moleskin Shirt? Will it be joining your wardrobe anytime soon?
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Online Shopping Picks: The 5 Best Short-Sleeve Shirts for Spring and Summer

Editor’s note: For a host of online shopping picks that’ll have you ready for every occasion, head this way.

A short-sleeve shirt can be worn all kinds of ways, but particularly with classics like dark denim and navy sneakers. Vintage 'drinks' shirt. Dark denim by Mott & Bow. Navy Rosen Runners by GREATS Brand. Glasses by Warby Parker.

A short-sleeve shirt can be worn all kinds of ways, but particularly with classics like dark denim and navy sneakers. Vintage ‘drinks’ shirt. Dark denim by Mott & Bow. Navy Rosen Runners by GREATS Brand. Glasses by Warby Parker.

Here we are, practically on the verge of summer travel season really heating up. Memorial Day is barreling toward us and it’s time to reach for spring style essentials like a casual watch or a nice pair of spring and summer shorts. Yet, how to finish off those ensembles? A polo is a foolproof go-to underneath a blazer (or on its own) at the office, and a popover offers a change of pace visually from a standard T-shirt in casual situations. Let’s say you’re feeling a tad more daring, or the occasion calls for something a bit more … eye-catching. It’s always fun to inject pattern and color into your wardrobe, and it’s all the better to be able to do it comfortably — that is, you’ll ideally only be needing a short-sleeve shirt, not a ton of winter layers (or even a spring jacket). That brings us to the below picks — feast your eyes on the best short-sleeve shirts for spring and summer. Take ’em to the beach, take ’em on a stylish spring bar crawl, and rock them everywhere in between (yes, even at the office). Any brand you see missing? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter.

#1. JackThreads The Chambray Short-Sleeve Shirt — $39

A slight deviation from the standard chambray shirt in terms of pattern (and the lack of, y'know, sleeves).

A slight deviation from the standard chambray shirt in terms of pattern (and the lack of, y’know, sleeves).

Interested in taking the plunge into short-sleeve territory but don’t want to spend a ton of money doing it? Having a tough time putting away that essential chambray shirt after rocking it all winter? We’re in the same boat. And given both those things, it’s a really solid bet to reach for a JackThreads chambray short-sleeve shirt that doesn’t overdo it on the pattern, keeps the price nice and low, and comes in that oh-so-familiar chambray material (with a color that’s easy to pair with, as well). For more on what makes JackThreads so great, check out this feature.

#2. Saturdays Surf NYC Esquina Gingham Shirt in White/Indigo — $115

No zany patterns here -- just an effectively stylish gingham print and a modern fit.

No zany patterns here — just an effectively stylish gingham print and a modern fit.

If, on the other hand, you’re more than ready to hop into the short-sleeve shirt pool, give this nice number from Saturdays Surf NYC a try. The brand does lots of things well when it comes to warm-weather gear, from its selection of neutral yet well-crafted knitwear to surfboards actually made for catching waves. While there are more eye-catching patterns from the brand on the site, this gingham pattern pairs easily with more standard style staples, like slim tan chinos and classic white sneakers. Be prepared to pay more for this piece, but know that (at least in this writer’s experience), you’ll be able to wear a shirt like this one for months on end.

#3. Bridge & Burn Thomas Pacific Latitude Shirt — $108

A major pop of pattern that manages to stay grounded thanks to the deep indigo color.

A major pop of pattern that manages to stay grounded thanks to the deep indigo color.

For times that you want something more than gingham or a lighter floral print, grab the truly excellent Bridge & Burn Pacific Latitude Shirt. The cotton-linen blend (50 percent either way, as it were) will keep you cool when temperatures heat up, and the fit is flattering but not too trim. The best part about this shirt? The rich leaf pattern indigo print, which works surprisingly well even atop the striped fabric. It’s nothing short of the ideal shirt to wear on vacation or to the beach — it’s a style upgrade from the standard Hawaiian shirt in every way.

#4. Old Navy Classic Slim-Fit Shirt in White — $21

Dirt-cheap and classic. Not bad at all!

Dirt-cheap and classic. Not bad at all!

Unlike some of the other picks on this list, the Old Navy Classic Slim-Fit Shirt  is downright cheap. That doesn’t lessen its quality though, for the most part — Old Navy reliably delivers on classic pieces for not a lot of money. Again, if you want to test out something more standard before grabbing a printed shirt (like the pick right below this one), this shirt is the one for you. Lest you avoid comparisons to Dwight Schrute, it’d be wise to pair this shirt with, say, some navy shorts and a quilted jacket on the weekends (like this Style Guide #OOTD feature).

#5. J. Crew Factory Slim Short-Sleeve Linen Printed Shirt — $38.50

Linen is the way to go in terms of keeping cool this summer -- short sleeves make it all the easier.

Linen is the way to go in terms of keeping cool this summer — short sleeves make it all the easier.

It truly wouldn’t be an Online Shopping Picks feature without a pick from J. Crew or J. Crew Factory, right? Aside from a store like Old Navy, they continue to get things right in terms of quality, price point and selection. Given that there’ve been so many blue or white shirts on this here list, this red linen short-sleeve shirt was an easy pick. They’ve given this shirt the full linen treatment here, so it should be extra breezy and cool — as a summer style hack, you could definitely rock this short-sleeve shirt underneath a slim khaki blazer at a summer wedding (preferably sans tie). Wait for a sale, and the price could drop even lower.

As more and more brands truly try to become four-season brands, there are certainly some other options you should consider. For a premium feel and distinctive patterns, check out Bonobos short-sleeve shirts . If you still find yourself searching for a lower price point, swing through Uniqlo for a mixture of plaid and neutral options that are definitely affordable. And a perennial favorite of this site, Grayers, is also stocked up on short-sleeve shirts for the season. No matter where you buy, keep in mind that fit trumps all, even when trying out something a bit different stylistically. So that means a slim body, sleeves that hit about mid-bicep and a length that can definitely be worn untucked. Got all that down? Go to it!

Stay stylish,

-Beau

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Style Pick of the Week: Reef x H.D. Lee Workshirt

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

A herringbone workshirt can become a go-to cold weather layer. Workshirt via Reef x H.D. Lee. Slim brown jeans by Bonobos. Navy henley by United By Blue. Merino watch cap by American Trench. Black sneakers by Reef. Glasses by Warby Parker.

A herringbone workshirt can become a go-to cold weather layer. Workshirt via Reef x H.D. Lee. Slim brown jeans by Bonobos. Navy henley by United By Blue. Merino watch cap by American Trench. Black sneakers by Reef. Glasses by Warby Parker. Silver dive watch by Invicta.

For those in-between times when it’s chilly — but not too cold — and you feel like incorporating a dash of casual yet rugged style into your fall ensemble, there’s one piece of gear you should reach for. While a crisp fall jacket can provide great styling potential, we all need to switch it up sometimes. And that’s where a great workshirt can fill a hole in your wardrobe. Sure, you might not be in the mood to wear it out to cut wood, but what’s the harm in looking a bit rugged? There are various takes that could fall into this larger category  — you could argue that it’s simply a lined shirt crafted out of a thicker fabric, like this piece from J. Crew’s Wallace & Barnes line. Crucially, it’s a style that’s made for layering, whether over a great fall henley or atop a tough chambray shirt. And while you might not have heard of the brand before now, you’d do well to check out the workshirt being offered up by surfwear brand Reef in collaboration with heritage denim maker H.D. Lee this fall (also known as Lee Jeans). The collaboration itself is a well-edited collection of some staple menswear items mixed in with some more unique pieces (think an essential shawl sweater alongside the surfboard bags for which Reef is known). I was admittedly a bit skeptical at first (a surf brand selling fall apparel?), but after being sent a workshirt to check out on a trip to Michigan, I came around.

One weather-ready way to accessorize the rugged Reef x H.D. Lee workshirt. Merino watch cap by American Trench. Gloves by Iron & Resin. Black sneakers by Reef.

One weather-ready way to accessorize the rugged Reef x H.D. Lee workshirt. Merino watch cap by American Trench. Gloves by Iron & Resin. Black sneakers by Reef.

For those who support American manufacturing (as we all should!), it’s a style that strikes a good balance between quality and price. It’s somewhat cost-prohibitive at $140, but that pales in comparison to similar workshirt/shirt-jacket styles offered by the likes of Saturdays Surf NYC. And this Reef x H.D. Lee piece backs up its price, too. The charcoal color is neutral and versatile, able to be casually paired with some slim brown jeans  and black sneakers, as seen at the top, or worn with black denim and a sturdy pair of roughout leather boots. It would even work more casually with some navy sweatpants and sneakers on the weekend. You could feasibly wear this out for a hike and back, too. The herringbone yarn dye definitely gives it a great fall and winter vibe, too, and the chambray lining provides a bit of extra insulation. That it still manages to fit trim atop a navy henley makes  it a tremendous layering option. It could also be worn unbuttoned over a heather pocket tee with khaki chinos  and a merino watch cap (as I did here) for a quick jaunt around town. Side pockets at the hips are pretty handy, too. It’s available up to every size but XXL at the moment, so the time is ripe to pick it up, throw it on and get out there this fall & winter.

How would you style this workshirt for fall & winter? Would you consider checking out this style? Let me know and thanks for reading!
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