Style Pick of the Week: Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt – Best Fall Flannel Shirt for Guys

Best flannel shirt for men this fall

What’s sitting at the top of your list right now as you shop for the best men’s fall essentials? I’ve got plenty of the best fall style gear picks on my mind at the moment as well, but I’d say that for right now, as we move into the season, it’s best to start with a tried-and-true selection: One of the best flannel shirts for men. As with any good seasonal style selection, there’s also a tried-and-true resource you can visit to stock up accordingly, and that resource just so happens to be NYC-based Bespoke Post.

You recognize the brand (I should hope!) for selling everything from affordable Timex watches to the best winter sweaters, and the seriously cool, rugged and affordable Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt is but the latest and greatest must-have from them. Seriously, snag this one before it sells out.

Flannel is, naturally, a classic fall fabric, providing warmth, comfort and plenty of throwback appeal on many a casual day this season, and the Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt hits all the right notes as you shop for your new favorite shirt (starting with price — it clocks in at just $65 at Bespoke Post).

Best men's flannel shirt

It’s tough to know where to begin with the Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt, because it does so many things well — and it does ’em all at a low, sub-$70 price, no less. The Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt is crafted from a brushed flannel fabric that just so happens to be a nice, midweight cotton material.

That means the go-anywhere Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt is warm enough to layer atop your favorite henley and easy enough to wear on its own (perhaps beneath the best fall blazer, for good measure).

In addition to that easy-to-layer weight, the Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt hits the right notes when it comes to fall style (note the four utterly classic plaid color combos) and sizing (it’s available in sizes up to 3XL). And again, it’s certainly worth repeating that the Line of Trade Summit Flannel Shirt is a downright steal at just $65. With fall rolling in quickly, you might want to go ahead and pick up more than one of this trusty fall flannel shirt. Good luck out there, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: This Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt is One of the Best Men’s Shirts for Fall

Best fall shirts for men.

If you’ve been keeping up with the happenings here at your Brooklyn style blog, you know that fall menswear essentials are the name of the game through and through right now, and you certainly (hopefully?) know that Bonobos is one of the best places to shop for fall menswear. In fact, we just talked on Monday about how the famed menswear E-commerce brand is making some of the best men’s jeans, so let’s take another deep dive into something they do so well.

I’m talking, of course, about the fact that Bonobos makes one of the best men’s shirts for fall, that pleasingly rugged and durable denim shirt you see at the top of the page. Yes indeed, the Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt is an unexpected pick from a company best known for making some of the best chinos for men, but it’s going to serve you very well as the thermostat drops (I guarantee it).

With the well-made Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt, it all comes down to fit and fabric, as you’d expect from a company that was founded on those very principles. Here, the versatile Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt in a pleasingly faded shade of blue is made from a blend of 98 percent cotton and 2 percent elastane. That stretch makes the aptly named Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt comfortable to wear, easy to move around in and easy to layer, of course.

The contrast stitching adds some nice visual appeal, while the buttondown collar gives it a bit of casual polish. Ifyou ask me, you could wear the Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt with your favorite fall blazer as readily as you could style it atop one of the best henleys for men for more rugged style. Of course, the sub-$100 Bonobos Stretch Denim Shirt also wears exceptionally well with a pair of the best chinos for men from the famed brand, so make sure you shop accordingly this season, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt – The Most Rugged Shirt for Fall

Most rugged shirt for men.

There’s no time like right now, an early September Saturday, to start really ramping up your assortment of the best style essentials for fall, right? That’s absolutely right, and if you read The Style Guide on the regular, you know that Huckberry is as great a source as any (and it’s one of the best online menswear shops around, after all). Of course, you likely know the brand from making rugged must-haves like the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket, but the entire lineup of Flint and Tinder menswear is also packed with, well, other must-haves.

Chief among those must-haves? The Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt, one of the best shirts for men and an outstanding way to switch up your shirting rotation from time to time. It hits all the right notes as far as classic Western shirts are concerned, and then some — starting with Western-style stitching and detailing throughout, right down to the back shoulder yoke. It only gets better from there.

Crucially, the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt is made from a durable 100 percent cotton with a rugged natural nep design, and finished off with uniquely authentic burnt cow button snaps. Between that touch and the front button chest pockets (stitched in the Western style, of course), the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt is about as durable, hard-wearing and authentic as it gets.

Of course, it’ll look right at home paired up with the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket or really, any essential pick from Huckberry this season. Go to it and layer up accordingly, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt – The Best Shirt for Men for Early Fall

Best early fall shirt for men.

The theme of the week here on your favorite Brooklyn style blog has been how to dress in style for early fall, and with good reason — soon enough, breezy weather will be upon us, and it always pays off to gear up early with the most rugged menswear on the market. You’re in luck, because legendary heritage outfitter Filson is welcoming a crop of the best new menswear that gets better each and every day, and that’s especially true when it comes to crafting one of the most classic, best shirts for men.

If you’re searching for the sort of men’s style essentials you can shop now — in the depths of August — and then wear come September and October (and beyond!), the Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt is your best bet, to say the very least. It’s a Filson icon for a reason, and like, say, Filson’s Waffle Thermal Crew, it’s an early fall style pick you won’t want to leave home without.

Crucially, the Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt helps you bridge the gap between summer and fall, and it all comes down to construction and quality. It’s been described by Filson as an “all-season workhorse,” and a lightweight 5oz. cotton that’s still durable and yet breathable speaks to that claim quite nicely.

The Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt is also made with pleated shoulders for ease of movement — and layering, when weather starts to turn colder on you. For now, you should keep an eye on the Filson Lightweight Alaska Guide Shirt — a number of classic colors are up for grabs, with vibrant, classic patterns on the way later this fall. It’s never too soon to stock up on the best men’s style essentials, and my friends at Filson have you covered.

The Thursday Buy: The Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt is the Best Chambray Shirt to Wear Now

Best chambray shirt for men.

The next time you shop for spring style essentials — which you’re hopefully doing in earnest right now — you should be on the lookout for one of the best spring shirts for men. Scratch that: We did the hard work for you today at The Style Guide, so do yourself a favor and head on over to Huckberry. There, you’ll find just about one of the coolest, most essential men’s shirts to buy right now: The Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt, a stylish layer that lives up to its billing as a durable men’s shirt fit for work or play.

If ever you’ve shopped the well-stocked digital confines of Huckberry, I’d wager you know what you’re getting yourself into — in the best way possible, though. The company doesn’t cut corners with rugged, subtly stylish yet truly real world-ready gear for guys everywhere. The Flint and Tinder line is, naturally, as essential as it gets. These are all-time classics revamped with hard-wearing fabrics, like Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt, which you can wear as a shirt jacket on a chilly spring morning or on its own when the day’s work is done and a bonfire beer calls your name. The specs are impressive, as you’d expect — let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Best chambray shirt for men this spring.

Chambray as a fabric has been trusted by workers for its durability for decades, with interlocking fibers that make it an ideal workshirt to battle dust, dirt and grime. Of course, the Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt lives up to those same hallmarks, what with its 100 percent cotton chambray fabric and twill tape placket lining, but it’s also got the effortless cool of an off-duty shirt jacket.

Style it atop one of the best merino T-shirts on spring weekends or for weeknight patio beers, then keep it close at hand when seasonal yard work comes knocking at your door. Naturally, the Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt also works wonderfully if you layer it beneath one of the best men’s waxed jackets (another crucial spring menswear move).

No matter how you wear it, the medium blue of the Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt will prove a reliable style move, especially with tan chinos or with stretch five-pocket pants. Two front-button chest pockets offer space for EDC essentials (or perhaps just your trusted bottle opener), turning the Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt into perhaps the most versatile shirt in your wardrobe. Heck, if you really want to get the most out of the Flint and Tinder Chambray Workshirt, consider wearing it beneath your favorite lightweight spring blazer with dark blue jeans for a suitable high-low contrast. The chambray shirt is one of the best spring and summer shirts to have around — and now, you’ve got one to call your own.

The Friday Read: The Best Harrington Jackets, A New Buck Mason Shirt and Spring Activewear

Best new Filson gear for spring.

My friends, join me in another edition of the Friday Read as we step into spring in rugged fashion — not unlike that Filson jacket shown above, and not unlike the well-curated New Arrivals section at Filson. From waxed outerwear to lightweight shirts and hard-wearing henleys and T-shirts, I’m sure you’ll find the best new menswear that you need for the season ahead, all thanks to the venerable Pacific Northwest gear outfitter. I’ve definitely got my eye on some new style moves for spring, as crucial a time as any to make sure you’re ready for, well, anything from — from breezy spring days to sports bar beer sipping as you watch March Madness this weekend.

My agenda this weekend mixes both work and play, as I’ll be writing more menswear and gear stories for SPY.com (be sure to check out my byline!), not to mention taking in some long-awaited college basketball action featuring my alma mater, Michigan State! It really doesn’t get any better than that — be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep track of all the fun (and all of my writing work, too!). In the meantime, get into the spirit of the weekend (it’s still St. Patrick’s Day weekend technically, right?) with my picks for the best style reads and sales of the week.

Rugged Western shirt for men.
  • Here’s a great way to start your weekend — by picking up a rugged new Western shirt from Buck Mason, of course. The ideal Western shirt — like the one shown above — is light enough to be worn on its own, yet durable enough to style with one of your favorite T-shirts, and it looks great with black jeans, tan chinos or even olive joggers. Get yours from Buck Mason now.
  • Alright, here’s a standout sale for all your budget-conscious shoppers (guilty as charged). The good folks at elevated performance menswear brand AETHER Apparel are running an End of Season Sale now through March 28th. Click through to get up to 60 percent off men’s gear, jackets, shirting, footwear and more — you won’t regret the savings or the style points.
  • Moving on from rugged menswear, spring is a time to get back out into the world with comfort and style in mind. That’s why it was so neat to write all about the best activewear joggers and jackets over at Maxim — these picks are anything but sloppy, my friends. Upgrade your wardrobe ASAP.

I’ll leave you with one last cherished, helpful style read before heading into the weekend. The Harrington jacket has an illustrious history and plenty of utility and heritage to go along with it. It’s one of my favorite styles of jackets, and that’s why it was so cool to write about the history of Harrington jackets over at Fatherly. Layer up in style, my friends! Cheers!

See Now, Buy Now: Get One of The Best Chambray Shirts for the Season at DSTLD

The best chambray shirt for men.

Never underestimate the power of one of the best chambray shirts for men, right? Yes indeed, I’d say that’s correct — no doubt about it. Chambray is a hard-working cotton denim fabric originally used as a workwear staple, and today, it’s been redone in all the proper, modern ways as one of the best men’s shirts, period. That’s what makes the DSTLD Chambray Shirt so special — it’s the perfect blend of classic and modern, with rugged good looks, plenty of versatility and an agreeable, sub-$100 price tag, to boot. I’ve written quite a bit on the blog here over the years about the classic chambray shirt, which looks great on every guy and offers more character, depth and rugged style than the Oxford shirt, for instance (although an American-made Oxford shirt is still a great style pick). It also doesn’t hurt that this particular chambray shirt pairs nicely with some of the best jeans for men, for instance.

The DSTLD Chambray Shirt carries on the Los Angeles-based brand’s focus on minimal, crisp and high-quality denim (and T-shirts, and some of the best cashmere sweaters), all at prices that geared to help you save a few bucks. Right now, you can snag this shirt for under $90, and that’s quite the steal when you realize what you’re getting.

The best workwear shirt for men.

The DSTLD Chambray Shirt in a fittingly versatile dark blue is crafted from a textured mid-weight 100 percent organic cotton, the kind of shirt that won’t feel out of place when worn with a waxed trucker jacket in early spring, or when paired up with one of the best T-shirts for men as temperatures climb. Of course, the workwear roots of the hard-wearing DSTLD Chambray Shirt (and the best chambray shirts for men in general) also make it a natural pairing with your favorite henley, not to mention other equally versatile picks — like slim DSTLD blue jeans for men, for instance. And it’s the DSTLD Chambray Shirt that makes it all go, with the kind of straightforward style you can wear to the office with tailored chinos or out on the town with black jeans. The DSTLD Chambray Shirt also features traditional chambray shirt touches, like front-button chest pockets and white contrasting button. If you ask me, it’s a winner all around, and that’s as good as it gets if you need one of the best shirts for men, period.

Style Pick of the Week: American Giant Supima Oxford Shirt – The Best Oxford Shirt for Men to Buy Now

Is there anything that American Giant can’t do? The made-in-America retailer has you covered across the board with staples like one of the best polos for men and plenty of the best USA-made menswear, and you can add another item to that list: One of the coolest new Oxford shirts I’ve seen in some time, made with all the quality you’d expect from the famed retailer. I’ve grown to appreciate the brand over the years for its commitment to durable designs and fabrication in all respects, right down to its affordable bundle of T-shirts, and they’ve really hit the nail on the head once again with the American Giant Supima Oxford. It’s a step up in terms of everyday style and dressy appeal from a brand that excels at making casual style staples, and if ever you wanted more of the best American-made menswear in your life, well, here’s your chance to start stocking up on pieces like your new favorite Oxford shirt. What makes this classic piece so essential? My friends, I’m glad you asked.

Naturally, the American Giant Supima Oxford checks all the right boxes from the very start, including the use of that soft Supima cotton fabric, all the better to make this a shirt you can truly live in. It’s also made in Los Angeles, another step that signifies quality and attention to detail throughout. That USA-made build is also why it’s more expensive than your average Oxford shirt from a fast-fashion brand – the American Giant Supima Oxford clocks in at $118, but it’s more than worth the price tag.

It’s your new favorite shirt for work or play, and easily one of the best shirts for men that you can buy right now. Take your pick from classic Oxford Blue or crisp White, both of which are downright essential and easily wearable with plenty of your other wardrobe staples. Team either option with classic slim blue jeans or tan chinos at the office or on the road. Wear the American Giant Supima Oxford to the office tucked in underneath a classic fall blazer, or break it out this winter underneath a rugged shawl cardigan with your favorite pair of blue jeans. Any which way you slice it, the USA-made American Giant Supima Oxford works as hard as you do.

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A single chest pocket and that buttondown collar are details that keep this Oxford shirt firmly classic and ready for anything, especially for business casual style at the office. And the best part is, you can even wear the American Giant Supima Oxford with other picks from American Giant — try it untucked atop an American Giant cotton T-shirt, for starters. It also works well buttoned up and then layered underneath an American Giant crewneck sweatshirt, a look that’s ready for the beer garden or a Friday meeting in equal measure. When you find a well-fitting, well-made shirt like the American Giant Supima Oxford, it’s absolutely in your best interest to step up to the plate and snag (at least) one for yourself. Happy shopping.

SHOP: The American Giant Supima Oxford

The Tuesday Steal: This Billy Reid Shirt is a New Fall Menswear Classic to Buy Right Now

Although it’s only just now the end of August, the time is still here to stock up for fall with one of the best shirts for men, the kind of shirt you can wear all day long. The Billy Reid Offset Pocket Shirt, my friends, is that very shirt. It’s available right now for under $100, making it a fine Tuesday Steal, but any way you look at it, it’s one heck of a fall shirt to buy now and wear from August into September and well beyond. It’s part of the Billy Reid Final Sale section, sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s of subpar quality, design or construction. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s pretty rare to find one of the best men’s shirts for fall up for grabs at this point for under $100, and that’s just part of the reason why you should add this classic Oxford shirt to your wardrobe (don’t worry, future posts will dive into another #OOTD on how to wear an Oxford shirt for men, for instance). Plus, the fact that the pocket is placed in a slightly different spot than average is pretty neat.

Design perks aside, focus on adding this shirt to your wardrobe and reaping the rewards as far as versatile, affordable style is concerned.

Get your new go-to fall shirt from Billy Reid

Wear it as often as you can, starting now

The Billy Reid Offset Pocket Shirt, with details like signature striping at the shirt hem, exemplifies what the classic American designer does best, which is make solid everyday staples using premium processes and fabrics. The result is elevated above the ordinary, and that’s an understatement. In the case of your new favorite shirt, that means this Oxford shirt is made in Portugal from, not surprisingly, 100 percent Oxford cotton cloth in a rich, deep shadow plaid. The shadow plaid of the Billy Reid Offset Pocket Shirt would actually pair quite nicely with tan or auburn Billy Reid chinos or jeans for a sharp, business casual-ready ensemble.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Offset Pocket Shirt

It’s also designed with a standard fit, which isn’t overly slim nor overly baggy. The result is a classic men’s shirt that looks great untucked or teamed with, say, a refined Billy Reid blazer and faded jeans for date night or office-minded style. When you can snag a deal on something as essential, cool and highly wearable as the Billy Reid Offset Pocket Shirt, my best advice is to add one to your wardrobe as quickly as you can.

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch University Stripe Oxford is a New Essential

As far as the best men’s shirts are concerned, Taylor Stitch nearly has the market cornered, and it’s been that way for a good while now. The San Francisco-based brand, which you can also find my Shop By The Style Guide, has built a fervent following through attention to detail, solid construction, great fits and constant innovation. The latest result of the brand’s chase to build one of the best shirts for men? The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt in Navy University Stripe. It’s one part preppy, one part classic and plenty wearable and stylish any way you slice it.

The brand has got a knack for doing plenty of different things the right way, be it the best adventure shorts or an investment-level jacket, and it certainly helps that they’ve long been making one of the most classic men’s shirts to pair with style staples new and old. The Jack Shirt from Taylor Stitch is very easily the stuff of legend, and the kind of shirt you build a brand around (Taylor Stitch launched, after all, with a focus on making the perfect men’s shirt). They’ve definitely cleared that high bar with the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt in Navy University Stripe, and it’s just the latest, coolest pattern to get the “Jack” treatment, if you will.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt in Navy University Stripe

The Jack Oxford Shirt checks off a few critical boxes as far as what you need in your Oxford shirt. It’s designed to be worn tucked in or untucked, making it ideal for business casual situations (tucked in, paired with tan chinos) or worn untucked with an expertly crafted pair of Taylor Stitch denim. Crucially, the Jack Shirt from Taylor Stitch is built from a substantial but not overly heavy 6oz. 100 percent organic cotton, giving you some sustainability plus style. The Jack buttondown collar, another staple of this design from Taylor Stitch, is nicely sized and has a bit of a roll to it, like classic Oxford shirts.

Beyond that, the navy university stripes call to mind that classic all-American style of decades gone by, and yet, it’s a shirt that looks as fresh as anything out there today. The buttondown collar is a way to bring your suit down a notch (I’m thinking of a classic patch pocket khaki cotton suit, worn with a knit tie to an outdoor summer wedding). However you choose to rock it, the Jack Shirt from Taylor Stitch, especially in a preppy stripe pattern with natural buttons, is a suitably stylish way to cap off your next summer #OOTD. In fact, as far as shirts that make or break an outfit go, this one definitely helps take your look from good to great.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt in Navy University Stripe