The Thursday Buy: This Billy Reid Cotton Henley is One of the Best Casual Shirts for Fall

Best men's henley for fall

Now that we’re — very nearly — into October, hopefully, you’ve got a rotation of some of the best fall style essentials all sorted out. But there’s always room for more when shopping the right way, agreed? That’s where Alabama-based menswear designer Billy Reid enters the equation. The designer is a personal favorite of your Brooklyn style writer for his modern approach to the classics, blending rugged and refined the right way — as with the Billy Reid Cotton Lous Henley, easily one of the best henleys for men on the market this fall.

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The Billy Reid Sueded Cotton Louis Henley is a perfect example of what the award-winning designer does best. That approach? Using premium materials to take a tried-and-true classic like one of the best men’s henleys and ramping things up a notch in terms of quality. Billy Reid did the same thing with one of the best men’s Western shirts this season, to be sure, and the Billy Reid Louis Henley does that just as well.

Best fall henley for men.

Crucially, this stylish henley for men is made in Peru from 100 percent cotton, for the sort of layering potential that works underneath a classic Billy Reid shirt — or else a flannel shirt jacket or even one of the best men’s waxed jackets. The four-button placket on your new favorite henley is also a cool design touch that gives this shirt a bit more of a refined feel — you could certainly wear it with one of the best fall blazers, too.

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The rest of the time though, this rugged men’s henley is essential, well-designed, very well-made and certainly worth the higher price tag (it retails for $128 at Billy Reid). Better still is the fact that one of the best henleys for men comes in a wide variety of wear-with-anything colors. You’ve just found your new favorite casual shirt for fall and winter, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: The Huckberry x Billy Reid Dover Hoodie Is Your Next Wardrobe Upgrade

Best men's hooded sweatshirt

There are certain style essentials you might think you’ve got covered in your wardrobe, like one of the best hooded sweatshirts. But what if I told you there’s always a chance to step things up a bit in a way that’s super-premium and super-unexpected in terms of design and quality? Yes indeed, that’s what we’re all about here at The Style Guide, and that’s the very idea behind the standout new Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie, an absurdly cool, extremely well-made and highly stylish hooded sweatshirt for fall.

Sure, we might currently be in the depths of August, but by the time autumn rolls around, you’ll already have your new favorite hooded sweatshirt on lock – and my oh my, what a hooded sweatshirt you’ll have on hand for breezy fall days. It makes perfect sense that the good folks at Huckberry and Billy Reid would team up on a premium update to a laidback style staple.

After all, Huckberry specializes in rugged-yet-versatile menswear for nearly any occasion, and Billy Reid focuses on fresh updates to American classics.

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In that sense, the Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie hits the mark perfectly. Sure, it’s got the same look and feel as your go-to weekend hoodie, but with plenty of design touches that make it so cool, you could even wear it to the office on a casual Friday — yes, seriously. Of course, it goes without saying that the handsome elbow patches and leather pull tab detailing set the Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie apart from the pack in a major way, and it only gets better from there.

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The Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie is made from soft, super-comfortable terry fabric, complete with herringbone twill detailing for a classic Billy Reid touch. Beyond that, it should prove easy to layer the Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie atop everything from a classic long-sleeve tee to an Oxford shirt for a touch of high-low, office ready style.

To be clear, the Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie is a splurge at just a shade under $250 ($248, to be exact), but either the timeless Dark Midnight or Grey color options will prove endlessly versatile this fall. When you want to shop the best hoodie for men on the market, look no further than the Billy Reid x Huckberry Dover Hoodie — it’s as easy as that.

See Now, Buy Now: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo Is the Coolest Men’s Polo to Buy Now

Best polo for men

When you find a brand that does one thing extremely well — or rather, in the case of Billy Reid, at least one thing extremely well — it’s more than worth it to return to that same brand consistently, right? And if the challenge in question involves making style essentials that feel casual and laidback, yet still polished and versatile, Alabama-based Billy Reid is perhaps the brand to shop now. That’s particularly the case with the Billy Reid Pensacola Polo, which just so happens to be one of Billy Reid’s Bestsellers.

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It checks all the proper boxes as you shop for one of the best polos for men, from the dressy yet still easygoing four-button placket to the use of soft, breezy organic cotton. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that one of the best men’s polos comes in versatile, goes-with-anything colorways like Washed Grey and Navy, which you can wear with everything from Billy Reid chinos to stretch cotton shorts.

And while the Billy Reid Pensacola Polo is pricier than your average polo — it clocks in at $98 — it’s a worthwhile pick-up you can absolutely rock the rest of summer. Sounds like quite the purchase to start your week, if you ask me.

The Sunday Sale: This Stylish Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Shirt Can Be Yours for 30 Percent Off

Best men's summer shirt.

I’ve talked on the blog recently about the idea of repetition — of going back to the drawing board and finding styles that work for you consistently, and if some of those men’s style essentials happen to be on sale from one of the country’s best menswear designers? Well, that’s all the better, and that’s the case with the ongoing Billy Reid Summer Sale and today’s pick, one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for summer.

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Now, you’ve (hopefully!) read about the Billy Reid Summer Sale here on the blog, and you’ve also (hopefully!) read about the counterpart to today’s stylish shirt: The long-sleeve edition of the Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt, but it’s the Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Tuscumbia Shirt that takes the top prize today.

Best men's short-sleeve shirt for summer.

The Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Tuscumbia Shirt is, most notably, just about 30 percent off right now, which brings the price down substantially without sacrificing any quality or style (it’s made in India from 100 percent cotton, after all). Plus, the Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Tuscumbia Shirt features both a rich blue colorway and a nice, visually striking pattern, the kind you can use to break subtle, classic chinos, dark blue jeans or navy chino shorts nicely.

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And yes, it bears repeating that the Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Tuscumbia Shirt features a classic, regular fit — and again, it’s 30 percent off. It sounds to me like you’ve found your new favorite shirt for the rest of summer.

The Sunday Sale: The Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt Can Be Yours for 30 Percent Off Now

Best men's shirt for summer.

It can be fairly rare for one of the country’s best menswear designers — in this case, Billy Reid — to offer up some of the best menswear on sale, but that’s what today’s Sunday Sale is all about. That’s right, folks: Billy Reid’s Men’s Sale section has more than a few picks up for grabs right now, a rarity given the premium quality (and price points!) you’ll often find on the digital (and physical!) shelves of the Alabamba-based designer’s well-curated operation.

The Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt in particular is a staple of the brand, made with a tailored-yet-not-too-tight fit, a blend of 99 percent cotton and one percent elastane for stretch, and a buttondown collar and chest pocket for a casual-yet-polished finish. Best of all? The fact that it’s up for grabs for 30 percent off right now. Make it yours ASAP — I’ll leave you to it!

Style Pick of the Week: Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee – The Best Throwback Summer Style

Best men's shirt for summer.

For all the times you’re going to have to dress up this summer, I’d wager there will be plenty of days where you just want to dress in easygoing, casual style, perhaps wearing one of the best T-shirts for men, right? And that’s where today’s casual-but-premium Style Pick of the Week enters the fray, courtesy of one of the country’s best menswear designers. The Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee is not only one of the best men’s T-shirts of the season — something I can’t get enough of these days — it’s also a prime throwback style move that harkens back to, well, summers spent playing baseball, perhaps.

Although it might look simple on the surface, the Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee checks all the right boxes if you want perfectly casual style that’s still visually interesting and not sloppy in the slightest. The Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee is made in Peru from 100 percent organic cotton, a nice, an again, premium touch that looks great with everything from classic chino shorts to laidback cotton and linen shorts.

When the weather gets breezy, the Billy Reid Organic Cotton Baseball Tee serves as an easygoing layer all on its own without missing a beat. It’s a bit of an investment as far as T-shirts are concerned (it’s $98, after all), but that kind of utility will help that price tag pay off in spades. Time to layer up, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: Get This Short-Sleeve Billy Reid Shirt for Everyday Summer Wear

Best short-sleeve shirt for men.

When you find a style that works for you, the kind of piece you can wear repeatedly throughout a single season, it’s best to stock up on that piece, right? Kind of like one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer. The short-sleeve shirt — like the seriously cool, subtle but extremely well-made Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt — is an undisputed summer style champion, with the polish of your favorite Oxford shirt but the comfort of a polo shirt given its short-sleeve design. Head over to the well-stocked New Arrivals section at Billy Reid to get started, or else keep it locked right here to get the full scoop.

You can mix in color and pattern, or go with a more versatile color to wear with everything from tan chinos to light wash jeans to olive-hued cotton shorts. There’s nothing a piece like the Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt can’t do — seriously, keep scrolling.

Best summer shirt for men.

The Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt looks simple enough on the surface, but it’s got all the hallmarks of a premium Billy Reid piece from the Alabama-based, all-American designer. It’s made from subtly textured 100 percent cotton and finished off with horn buttons for a premium look and feel, and it even includes some subtle yet distinguished Billy Reid branding on the bottom placket (as shown above).

The fit on the Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt is also on-point: Think standard and nicely tailored, but not too tight. The chest pocket adds both visual interest and serves as a handy spot to store the best summer sunglasses, too. Whether you choose to rock the Billy Reid Tuscumbia Shirt on its own or layered stealthily under a Billy Reid blazer, it’s one of the best men’s shirts to rock now.

See Now, Buy Now: The Billy Reid Archie Jacket is the Best Spring Blazer to Buy Now

The best men's blazer for spring.

It feels to me like we were just talking about the best moleskin jeans for winter, among other seasonal style essentials, from the retailer in question today, the great Billy Reid out of Florence, Alabama. And yet, the time has now come to upgrade your seasonal wardrobe in a new way with some of the best spring style essentials we’ve seen yet from the famed American menswear designer. Sure, you know Billy Reid’s bestsellers by heart, I would hope: We’re talking rugged denim shirts, hard-wearing selvedge jeans and of course, the famed Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, but the designer also does a number when it comes to more refined spring menswear essentials. Take the Billy Reid Archie Jacket, one of the best blazers for men and a special standout as we move into breezy spring and summer dressing situations.

It’s the kind of blazer worth investing in, one that can be worn more casually with some of the best jeans for men — note the more laidback patch pockets — or in dressier situations with some of the best Billy Reid tailoring out there. Now, unlike on-sale menswear at Billy Reid’s Clearance Sale, this jacket is brand-new and full-price at just a shade under $600, but like most things Billy Reid, it’s worth spending a bit more to get one of the best men’s blazers.

Best casual spring blazer for men.

The design of the Billy Reid Archie Jacket is exactly what you would expect — in a great way — from a designer that knows how to toe the line between ultra-casual and ultra-versatile. The aforementioned casual patch pockets make it easy to wear the jacket casually with light wash jeans or sans tie, with a chambray shirt, as part of a full suit. It’s made from lightweight, garment-dyed 100 percent linen for a breezy feel and finish on hot spring and summer days — if you’re looking for insight on how to dress for a summer wedding, starting with the Billy Reid Archie Jacket is but one way to go.

That fabric is then garment-dyed for an even softer look and feel, right out of the box. The Billy Reid Archie Jacket could very well be one of the most comfortable blazers you’ve ever worn. It’s lined in cotton, with cotton-blend sleeve lining for an easy-on, easy-off design. It’s also unstructured and looks better when worn with a more casual edge (again, skip the tie and wear a rugged denim shirt for a change of pace). The Billy Reid Archie Jacket is finished off with premium pick (or raised) lapel and pocket stitching, a sartorial touch that separates this blazer from the pack. The fit is modern and tailored, with plenty of size options available. For my money’s worth, and yours, the Billy Reid Archie Jacket is one of the best men’s blazers out there, period. Find out for yourself now before wedding season begins in earnest.

The Friday Read: Billy Reid Early Spring Menswear, The Best Men’s Sweats & A Suitsupply Review

Best early spring menswear picks.

You see that man at the top of the page on this fine late February Friday? That’s none other that one of America’s best menswear designers, Billy Reid — the man with the plan to help you dress sharply wearing some of the best early spring men’s style gear this season. You’re in luck heading into the weekend and into a new month, seeing as the Billy Reid Spring 2022 Menswear Collection just hit online stores, and that’s nothing but a great thing for you. In fact, because you can still shop deals from the Billy Reid Winter Clearance while at the same time scoring picks like the best crewneck sweatshirt & more, I’d say it’s really a windfall. Do yourself a favor and start planning accordingly for spring.

I’ll be shopping some of those picks this coming weekend, but right now, I’m kicked back and relaxing on yet another Florida trip, this one nicely timed for a bit of a mid-winter getaway. Already, I’ve had the chance to catch up with family and sip on new Point Ybel Brewing beers, and there’s more of the same on the agenda this weekend. Be sure, as ever, to follow my Instagram to keep up with all the fun, and be sure to check out a few more reading and shopping style picks for your weekend below. Cheers!

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  • OK, here’s a fun one if you’re a fan of some of the best whiskey on the market, not to mention… ice cream. Yes indeed, ice cream. Incredibly, I’ve had the chance to test out a product that blends the best of both worlds — ice cream from famed California ice cream purveyor McConnell’s, infused with fine Texas bourbon from Garrison Brothers. If you want a sweet treat for yourself or for your next dinner party, track down a pint or two here. Like I said, it’s the best of both worlds. Naturally, you can also get Garrison Brothers whiskey delivered to your door with Drizly.
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  • Finding yourself in need of a new suit for a special occasion coming up, like an early spring or late winter wedding? If you’ve got some time (say, about a month or so?) before that big event, consider heading to Suitsupply and checking out the Suitsupply Custom Made Program. Last fall and this winter, I had the chance to get fitted for a new custom suit made from beautiful navy tropical wool, and I reviewed it for Maxim this week. Time to look sharp, my friends!
  • Last but not least, since it’s the weekend and I’d say some laidback lounging is in store for you, consider upgrading your athleisure rotation with a pair of the best men’s sweatpants. There are even pairs tailored and stylish enough to wear outside the house, and that’s why I wrote all about the best men’s sweats over at Fatherly. Happy shopping, folks!

That’s going to close the books on this weekend intro. I hope you’re able to kick back and relax with, perhaps, some bourbon from Garrison Brothers while reading about new sweats or a custom suit (or both). As for me, I’ll soak up some Florida rays for all of us. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you back here for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week!

The Thursday Buy: Billy Reid’s Moleskin Jeans Are The Coolest Pants for Men to Buy Now

As much as you might have updated your uniform over the last, say, two years to reflect more casual menswear and casual times, there’s still something to be said for getting dressed the right way with a pair of the best men’s pants. Yes, that’s right: I said it, and you’re going to have to get dressed in sharp style again one of these days. Enter Billy Reid and the seriously cool, versatile Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans. They’re a perfect example of the ways in which the Alabama-based namesake brand remains one of the best menswear designers in the country.

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Billy’s focus is on giving the classics a fresh, modern and yet still timeless spin, whether it’s one of the best sweatshirts for men — updated with neat elbow patches — or the classic Billy Reid Bond Peacoat. He really doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to blending the more rugged with the more refined, which is why pieces like the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are the perfect way to ease back into wearing more traditional pants (as comfortable as your sweatpants might be, that is). It starts with the Portuguese-made construction and the careful use of just a hint of elastane for comfortable stretch, turning the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans into a next-level pair of pants, so to speak. It gets better from there, luckily.

As ever with Billy Reid menswear, it’s the details that make the difference, and the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are packed with small touches only one of the country’s top style designers can provide. Take the custom hardware on the front center of these stylish slim-fit jeans, not to mention the ultra-soft fabric and the tailored fit throughout. It’s the little things and the big things that Billy Reid gets correct here, turning these into some of the best pants for men. But remember: That touch of stretch makes them more comfortable right out of the box than stiff selvedge jeans, and that’s not a bad thing, either. They’re also available in rich colors like the khaki-esque Rubber and the wear-with-anything Earth Green shown above. Fear not the higher price tag ($228 at Billy Reid), because these are going to provide some nice bang for your buck.

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The Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are going to replace even your most treasured pair of sweatpants, and they also might even replace a pair of your favorite jeans (remember, moleskin is like a brushed cotton, a nice change of pace from classic, much-loved Billy Reid men’s jeans). The Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are a change of pace from the ordinary, wearable with anything and everything from one of the best henleys for men — which you can also find at Billy Reid — to a tailored shawl cardigan for rugged winter layering. You can even wear the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans with a classic T-shirt and a trucker jacket for the ideal blend of high-low style. When it’s time to get dressed properly by wearing “real pants,” I’d wager the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are going to prove more than essential — they might even become a new favorite.