It’s sometimes nice to treat yourself to a luxe upgrade to a style classic — a better, more improved version of a trusty staple you’ve had in your closet for years, like one of the best men’s sweaters. And this season, that upgrade is the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan, as high-quality, warm and stylish a cardigan as you’re apt to find on the market.
Of course, you ideally know the brand from making timeless seasonal picks like one of the best corduroy shirts, or everyday carry essentials like the best leather wallet for men, but this soft-yet-rugged sweater takes things a step further in terms of quality, and that’s probably an understatement. The Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan looks like something a style icon like Hemingway or McQueen might have worn, for starters. and it only gets better from there. Note the use of merino wool and cashmere to craft a stylish men’s sweater that’s breathable, warm and anti-microbial.
Crucially, the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan is also built the right way beyond just that luxe, upgraded fabric — the sweater features a thick ribbed vertical knit for maximum warmth and a touch of visual interest, too. Buck Mason is certainly right to call your new favorite winter sweater a “timeless cold weather staple,” because the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan checks all the right boxes when it comes to the best men’s winter sweaters (fabric very much included).
Yes indeed, the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan also features a ribbed hem, cuffs and collar (simply roll the thick wrist cuffs back to customize a perfect fit for the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan). The sweater itself is also garment-washed for a more lived-in feel that might make you think you’ve had this sturdy, cozy, rugged cardigan for years.
Heck, the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan even looks like an old-school sweater with a more relaxed fit, ideal for layering atop a Buck Mason shirt for holiday and winter gatherings aplenty. Keep in mind that this classic men’s cardigan is a pricier investment than average at $228, but bear in mind that they just don’t make sweaters like the Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan anymore. Pick this one up as soon as you can, my friends.
Crucially, the Buck Mason Pinwale Cord One Pocket Shirt uses a 5oz. cotton corduroy that’s neither too light nor too heavy — you should be able to layer your new favorite shirt over one of the best men’s henleys or wear it comfortably underneath one of the best cold-weather blazers. This rugged men’s shirt also features a more casual buttondown collar and chest pocket — feel free to wear it untucked with the sleeves rolled up at the office alongside Buck Mason men’s jeans for good measure.
Plus, you can score the Buck Mason Pinwale Cord One Pocket Shirt in three essential colors, including an off-white Pumice and a deep Grizzly color. Those options might make it worth picking up more than one, and although the price tag of $128 on the Buck Mason Pinwale Cord One Pocket Shirt is a bit splurge-worthy, you know it’ll pay off in spades — it’s your new go-to cold-weather shirt, after all.
If there’s one thing I think a guy can never quite have too many of when it comes to fall style essentials, it’d be a selection of the best men’s jackets for fall. And it’s always helpful to have a go-to men’s style brand when shopping for additional picks to add to your collection of the best jackets for men — take a brand like Buck Mason, for instance.
Is there any brand that does a better job at getting you ready for fall than the rugged, all-American style masters at Buck Mason? Be it one of the best flannel shirts or one of the best bomber jackets — to name but two fall style essentials from the company — they always seem to strike the right note when it comes to seasonal dressing. That’s certainly the case (in my opinion) with the Buck Mason Craftsman Field Jacket, which just so happens to be one of the most rugged fall jackets to shop right now — yes, that’s correct.
You see, with the Buck Mason Craftsman Field Jacket, you’re getting the best of the best all around, from the classic design inspiration to this jacket’s handsome, hard-wearing modern durability. The key with the Buck Mason Craftsman Field Jacket is the sueded 7.5oz. cotton canvas, which should prove a nice top layer on brisk fall days. Better still is the fact that you can wear it with ease atop layers like a Buck Mason henley or one of the best fall shirts for men.
Other touches, like a classic corduroy collar, corduroy cuff detailing and large flap button pockets, drive home the timeless feel and utility of this standout piece of fall outerwear. There’s no time to waste: Add the Buck Mason Craftsman Field Jacket to your fall style wish list — it’s one of the best men’s jackets for fall, truly.
In the process of moving from one season to another, a well-dressed guy (like yourself!) has got to have pieces that, as we say here at The Style Guide, bridge the gap from one area to the next. Picks like a stylish bomber jacket or a durable overshirt fit the bill, as does the classic fall shirt shown above from the good folks at Buck Mason. Ideally, you’re no stranger to the Los Angeles-based, truly all-American brand, which focuses on taking classic picks and freshening them up for the modern man — like the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt, for starters.
You see, your new favorite fall shirt is certainly one of those pieces that bridges the gap between a warmer September and the colder months quite nicely, and the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt checks all the right boxes. Of course, it looks highly stylish while doing so, too, and that’s a major benefit as you look for one of the best shirts for men (period).
Crucially, the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt is made from a twill weave that’s durable and yet breathable — it’s based on the fabric used in making Buck Mason jeans, but the company says it’s a quarter of the weight. How’s that for one of the best shirts for men this season, ehh?
Since when is it too early to prepare for the coming menswear season? Well, if you ask your Style Guide editor and writer, I’d say it’s never too early — hence my recommendation that you start shopping ASAP at Buck Mason for one of the best men’s henleys as early fall inches ever closer. The mercury might still be soaring out there, but if you do yourself a favor and snag the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley, you’ll be more than ready when the day dawns crisp and cold — and being prepared with the best men’s style essentials just makes perfect sense, does it not?
Of course, the essence of the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley really comes down to its fabrication and construction, and the all-American menswear masters at Buck Mason do quite the job there, too. The key is the 100 percent cotton in a vintage thermal weave for durability and warmth in the cold.
To wit: You can (and should!) easily layer the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley beneath, say, one of the most rugged men’s jackets from Buck Mason when cool fall and winter weather comes calling. Beyond that, the classic, not-too-tight fit makes this one of the best men’s henleys for all sorts of layering, too. Invest in the best right now, then reap the rewards when it’s time to break out some of the best fall style essentials.
The best menswear essentials often have a little more to them than meets the eye, a fact you assuredly know if you’ve read the blog on the regular — and a fact you know if you regularly shop the timeless Americana menswear being produced by the good folks at Buck Mason. Take the Oxford shirt. So named for the Oxford cloth that originally produced the style Across the Pond, the Oxford shirt is a prep staple and now, a Swiss Army Knife you can dress up or dress down, even in the summer months — and my friends, this is where the Buck Mason Campus Knit Oxford is ready to step right up and join your wardrobe.
Hopefully, you’ve already ramped up your summer wardrobe with other Buck Mason style picks, like the famed Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Chinos, another modern-meets-classic style upgrade. If you’re still looking for that ideal shirt to wear from the summer into early fall (yes, it’s on the way!), then the Buck Mason Campus Knit Oxford is going to check off more than a few boxes. Let’s count the ways, yes?
The kicker with the Buck Mason Campus Knit Oxford is both the inspiration and the fabric itself — here, Buck Mason has taken design cues from vintage shirting by using a textured 7oz. yarn-dyed cotton for some nice depth and visual interest, plus an all-season weight.
If you stop by the blog often, you’re well aware of the fact that I’m all about making classic menswear essentials work for you across multiple seasons — the more often you can wear a staple piece, the better-served your wardrobe will be, after all. For my money’s worth — and hopefully yours! — there’s not a brand that tends to do this better than the Americana style masters at Buck Mason, makers of everything from the best men’s T-shirt to, well, the best men’s pants for summer (as shown above!). Let’s count the ways that the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants can work for you, shall we?
As far as the best men’s pants for summer are concerned, the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants are precisely what I mentioned above: A classic menswear pick you can wear across multiple seasons, yet especially when the thermostat rises and you still want to look polished. Made from an 8.9oz. cotton twill that’s got a slubby texture for a soft feel and finish, they’re both substantial and durable, like classic men’s chinos, yet lightweight enough to wear in the heat with, say, a classic Buck Mason T-shirt off-duty — or with one of the best men’s Oxford shirts at the office. The Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants only get better from there.
Crucially, the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants feature a timeless mid-rise design and a slim, tapered-but-not-too-tight fit, all the better to wear more casually with your favorite summer sneakers or more formally with dressy, sharp leather loafers.
The Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants also feature a classic Hollywood waistband, which means the waistband is naturally part of the pants, rather than being sewn on. It’s yet another traditional touch that separates Buck Mason menswear from the pack, and it’s also just part of what makes the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants some of the best pants for men this summer. Give ’em a look and see for yourself, my friends. Happy shopping!
Join me today on the blog as we jump back to summer 2021, when I sung the praises of the Buck Mason Carry-On Suit as the best men’s suit for summer. We’re here today, though, to talk about only part of that equation, so to speak — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the saying goes, which is why I’m here to refresh your memory and tell you that the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is the best jacket for summer. That’s right (at least in my humble opinion), so let’s dive on into it, shall we?
Granted, not every summer style situation is going to call for throwing on a jacket like the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket, but not every summer style situation is going to call for ultra-laidback style (like wearing, say, one of Buck Mason’s famed T-shirts). Simply put, when you’ve got to step things up just a touch, the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is the right way to go about doing so — the key is the use of stretch cotton twill for plenty of lightweight comfort in the heat, yet a polished finish.
The jacket is designed as a “three-roll-two” — it features three buttons, but the top button rolls, leaving only two buttons showing on the front of the jacket. It’s a nice touch that reflects the premium nature of Buck Mason menswear, with durability and versatility top of mind. That’s the name of the game with this all-American brand, as luck would have it, so make sure the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is your go-to summer tailoring move — be it with expertly faded light wash jeans or Buck Mason chinos. Stay cool and stylish out there, folks.
When is a classic style essential so much more than just a straightforward, timeless piece? When it’s made by the all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason, that’s when. We’ve sung the praises of this brand time and time again here at The Style Guide, be it the brand’s ability to make one of the best men’s polos or one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts. But truly, the Buck Mason story begins with a focus on the classics, like the humble T-shirt — first a military-issue undershirt, and now, a tried-and-true style staple. And for my money’s worth (and yours), the Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee is one of the best men’s T-shirts to buy right now — seriously.
The Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee is so much more than just a T-shirt, believe it or not. It’s got all the specs you should look for in a stylish tee you can rock all on its own, starting with the 100 percent cotton construction for a sturdy feel and fit. The midweight cotton is heftier than the brand’s classic Pima cotton, so this stylish T-shirt should drape and wear well all day.
Note that the Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee features a straight hem, unlike the brand’s famed Curved Hem Tees — some of the best T-shirts for men out there, mind you — and classic colors like Midnight go with darn near anything you can dream up (Buck Mason jeans included). The next time you want a timeless tee for daily wear, grab the Buck Mason Tough-Knit Classic Tee.