The Thursday Buy: This Rugged Buck Mason Thermal Henley Is Your Go-To Casual Layer The Rest of Winter

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What’s more indispensable in a menswear wardrobe than something that’s functionally rugged, timeless and yes, stylish? Something like one of the best men’s henleys should fit the bill nicely, don’t you agree? That’s my estimation at least, and your Brooklyn style writer is wearing a classic thermal henley as this post is being penned. And if you’re looking for a way to amplify your own winter wardrobe in a way that’s warm and wearable day in and day out, the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley is certainly your best bet.

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The excellent Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley is a departure from Buck Mason curved hem henleys in a few notable ways (note the straight hem in particular), so take note of those details if you’re a fan of that style. That being said, because it’s all-American retailer Buck Mason, with a distinct sense of throwback quality and dependability, the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley should more than pass muster for your durable winter layering needs.

Of course, the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley wouldn’t be a reliable winter layer without the right fabric, and it’s a sturdy double-knit ribbed cotton in a waffle weave that provides insulation and a nice weight. Ribbed cuffs provide a snug fit at your wrists (another underrated touch in terms of insulation from winter breezes), and for good measure, the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley boasts corozo buttons. The three-button placket itself is also woven — note the contrast between the shirt and the placket itself — for a nice stylistic touch.

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And like seemingly everything sold by the standout team at Buck Mason, the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley comes in a range of cool, pleasingly faded, classic colors meant to match up with mostly anything (but especially faded Buck Mason jeans or Buck Mason chinos). Pair the Black or Anchor colorways of the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley with tan, olive or black jeans or chinos, and look to do much the same with the faded Venice Wash editions of your new favorite henley.

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Wear it at home on its own, layer the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley beneath the best shawl cardigan, or take it on the road with a waxed trucker jacket. When you need a cozy layer to keep you going this season, the Buck Mason Vintage Thermal Henley is your next rugged style move.

The Thursday Buy: Switch Up Your Winter Style with Buck Mason’s Rugby Polo

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Dressing well in winter can sometimes feel like a bit of a taxing chore at times: It’s cold, there’s only so much you can do to layer up while still breathing easy, and it can get just a bit repetitive. But like clockwork, that’s where Buck Mason enters the fray, taking classic winter style essentials and upending them ever so slightly, whether it’s a rugged shawl jacket or an even cozier shawl cardigan for men. The brand isn’t resting on its laurels though, this time taking the traditional polo and turning it into a new winter must-have via the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo.

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Buck Mason shirts — from one-pocket Oxford shirts to toasty flannel pieces — are already a tried-and-true closet staple (at least for this Brooklyn writer), and the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo is an even cooler departure from the norm. Rugby shirts have been a prep style staple for years, and companies like Rowing Blazers have brought them back into the fold.

So it goes with the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo, which subverts the warm-weather nature of the polo and turns it into a distinctive layer you can now wear to the office or to a polished winter gathering.

The Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo, available in colors like crisp blue Jet, classic Black and sharp White, hits the right notes for a preppy staple made modern. The classic fit should prove flattering on several body types, while the three-button placket on the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo frames the face nicely. And lest you should think the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo will prove too lightweight, it’s made from cotton jersey fabric in the same vein as thick rugby polo cloth.

When it’s especially chilly, consider the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo as your base layer, topped off by, say, a Buck Mason sweater and a trusty Buck Mason waxed coat. Note that the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo has been garment-washed for added texture and visual interest, and it’s a ready substitute in place of an Oxford shirt beneath a blazer.

The split hem falls in line with classic polo design details, and the price on the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo ($88) is similar to other stylish Buck Mason shirts. However, the Buck Mason Field-Spec Rugby Polo shakes up the design just enough to make it a fun change of pace this winter, all for under $100. Sounds like a can’t-miss menswear purchase in the new year.

See Now, Buy Now: This Buck Mason Shawl Jacket is the Perfect Men’s Coat for Winter

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While there are assuredly some men’s style essentials that are a bit more straightforward, like one of the best shawl cardigans or one of winter’s best blazers, there are other menswear picks that blur the lines between the two — in a way that’s rugged, stylish and seriously cool all the while. Take the Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket, a near-perfect mash-up of two standout style picks for men this winter (the aforementioned blazer and shawl cardigan).

You’ll find it, of course, in the Buck Mason New Arrivals section, and it’s here just in time for a little post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s dressing (and well beyond that, naturally). The Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket is the sort of piece that, like the brand’s classic Oxford shirts or timeless blue jeans, sits in both the past and the present, with a wear-anywhere quality that works back at the office, on the road or on a Zoom call from home.

That’s because of the hybrid style, of course, and the high-quality specs (keep scrolling for more).

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You see, the Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket manages to be easy to layer — thanks to the brushed back French Terry cotton fabric — as well as relatively warm at the same time. You should certainly be able to layer the Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket over one of the brand’s expertly cut and washed shirts, while the shawl collar provides extra protection at the neck (wear it inside the house on drafty days or use it as a mid-layer beneath your favorite peacoat when temperatures plummet).

The Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket also features some more appealing visual details that make it one of the coolest casual men’s jackets out there, like hip patch pockets (similar to a blazer). Double-needle stitching adds a nice dash of durability, while articulated sleeves make it easy to move around even when layered up.

And of course, the Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket is nothing if not timeless in terms of color, be it the Classic Grey option or deep Jet. Either would wear well with some Buck Mason men’s jeans or chinos, any day of the week and any time winter weather hits. Your search for a go-anywhere winter jacket is complete, thanks to the arrival of the Buck Mason Interloop Shawl Jacket. You know where to find it, folks.

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Herdsman Shawl Cardigan – The Best Winter Sweater to Shop Now

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

See Now, Buy Now: Upgrade Your Everyday Carry with Buck Mason’s Handsome Leather Wallets

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My friends, thanks for joining us today as we switch things up ever-so-slightly from a rundown of the best fall menswear to something just as important as part of your daily routine: Carrying the best leather goods with you from 9-to-5 (and beyond). And as luck would have it, one of your favorite menswear brands — that’d be Buck Mason — continues to make an impressive foray into the best men’s accessories aside from just, say, one of the best corduroy shirts or your new favorite fall jacket.

Yes, that’s right: Upgrading your everyday carry is every bit as essential as dressing with style and intention on the daily, and Buck Mason leather goods are also every bit as well-crafted as the brand’s rugged men’s henleys and stylish men’s jackets. Believe me: I’ve been able to try out pieces like the Buck Mason Countryman Full-Grain Leather Wallet, and it’s the sort of everyday carry essential you’ll look forward to using day in and day out.

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The handsome and stylish collection is rounded out by pieces like a leather key ring and a card case, but if it’s more space you need for credit cards and even light bills, the Buck Mason Countryman Full-Grain Leather Wallet is your best bet. It still maintains a low profile (crucial for carrying in the front pocket of your Buck Mason men’s jeans, for instance), but delivers the crucial utility you need in one of the best men’s wallets.

While similar leather goods might run you more than $100, the Buck Mason Countryman Full-Grain Leather Wallet sets you back just $75. It’s an investment that’ll pay dividends every single time you use it, so upgrade your EDC with one of the best men’s wallets today.

The Thursday Buy: You Won’t Be Able to Stop Wearing This Buck Mason Corduroy Shirt This Season

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Sometimes when it comes to your collection of the best men’s fall style essentials, you end up getting the best of both worlds. Take the Buck Mason Pinwale Cord One Pocket Shirt. It’s a timeless design that harnesses everything you know and love about Buck Mason men’s shirts — from the classic fit to the expert construction and soft fabric, for starters.

Yet, it does so while tweaking the formula slightly and constructing the shirt from a garment-dyed pinwale corduroy. How’s that for a new twist on one of your favorite shirts?

It’s the kind of subtly cool, stylish men’s shirt for fall you can easily wear with a Buck Mason field jacket or a rugged Buck Mason men’s sweater, or even Huckberry’s famed Waxed Trucker Jacket for a dash of high-low style — to name but a few standout menswear pairings this season. Yes indeed, the Buck Mason Pinwale Cord One Pocket Shirt does just about everything you ask of it, and then some. Let’s carry on, shall we?

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.

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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.

The Friday Read: Buck Mason Fall Menswear, A Pure Michigan Road Trip & Huckberry’s New Boots

If I said it once before, well, I’ll say it again: There’s no time like right now to re-evaluate your lineup of the best men’s fall style essentials, and there are plenty of brands here on this blog to help you do so. That’s where I’m kicking off today’s Friday Read: With a reminder to shop the best rugged menswear from Buck Mason, long one of my favorite brands.

They’re a supplier of everything from the best men’s henleys to one of the best fall jackets (made out of cozy flannel, no less), and the Buck Mason New Arrivals section is positively packed with can’t-miss menswear for fall.

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Those are the sort of picks — durable jackets, cozy henley shirts, perfectly broken-in denim and the best fall gear in general — I’ve been looking to wear these past few days, as I’ve trekked through my home state of Pure Michigan. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I visited friends in Detroit to see iconic rock band The Killers, I hopped over to Kalamazoo to tour the iconic Bell’s Brewery (a lifetime highlight!).

For good measure, I’ve spent the past few days exploring Lansing (and spots like Ellison Brewery) along with some quality family time. For now, I’m headed back to NYC today, but be sure to keep up with the latest on my Instagram — there’s much more in store, no doubt! Let’s keep the Friday Read rolling.

  • I’d wager you don’t need me to tell you that Huckberry regularly stocks and sells some of the best men’s boots, right? That’s also the case with Pacific Northwest-based Danner, which is what makes the latest Huckberry x Danner partnership so astoundingly cool. The two closely aligned lifestyle brands just released the seriously rugged Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots, and a limited number of pairs are available. Read and shop ASAP right here.
  • Any fans of James Bond out there? *Raises hand* Well, fans of 007 are in luck, and it just so happens that Danner is back in the mix here, too. Danner recently released two pairs of James Bond-approved boots, and for good measure, I got to write all about ’em for Maxim.
  • One last question before I let you go for the (start of) the weekend: Could you use a new watch? I wrote all about the most durable watches for men, including picks from the likes of G-SHOCK and Luminox, over at AskMen. Time to gear up and get out there, my friends.
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That’s going to wrap up today’s Friday Read — who’s excited for another fall weekend, ehh? I sure am, and once again, make sure you’re following me on Instagram to keep up with all the fun this season. Cheers!

The Thursday Buy: Buck Mason’s Flannel Field Jacket Is Your New Favorite Fall Coat

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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.

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I’m willing to bet you know the brand for its rugged field jackets and its selection of the best men’s henleys, and you can add another standout style staple to that list, too. It’s the Buck Mason Plaid Blanket Flannel Field Jacket, a seriously cool hybrid jacket that blurs the lines between rugged throwback style and modern good looks. Helpfully, this rugged flannel shirt jacket is modeled after vintage military shirt jackets, with the specs and serious warmth to match.

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For good measure, the Buck Mason Plaid Blanket Flannel Field Jacket comes in three classic colorways, including two eye-catching plaid options and a deep Heather Olive option, but it’s got more than just style points going for it. Your new favorite shirt jacket also boasts heavyweight brushed blanket flannel fabric, the kind you can easily layer over a Buck Mason henley, for instance.

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The Buck Mason Plaid Blanket Flannel Field Jacket gets the little details correct, too – those details include distinctively shaped, mitered patch pockets and sturdy oversized buttons. If you want a shirt jacket with room to layer and plenty of warmth built right in — along with a healthy dose of perfectly rugged, timeless style — the Buck Mason Plaid Blanket Flannel Field Jacket is the new go-to layer you need right now.

See Now, Buy Now: The Buck Mason Craftsman Field Jacket is The Most Rugged Fall Jacket Out There

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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.

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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.

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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.

See Now, Buy Now: Buck Mason’s Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt is a Classic Fall Style Move

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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.

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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).

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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?

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This lightweight flannel shirt features interwoven threads that have also been overdyed for softness, making the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt a reliable go-to on its own or layered atop one of the best henleys for men, for instance. It’s cool enough to wear layered up unbuttoned, or else paired with one of the best blazers for fall (trust me).

The next time you need a rugged, casually stylish shirt to rock this month and into the early days of winter, you know you need the Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage Shirt