Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo – The Best Summer Polo for Men

Best men's summer polo.

When it comes to your rotation of summer style essentials, the classics really are quite simply, the very best sometimes. And when it comes to the work being done by Buck Mason, you can bet that they know their way very well around utterly timeless classics. That brings us to today’s must-buy Style Pick, the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo — it’s an upgraded take on a seasonal style move with plenty of rugged character and refinement.

All of the hallmarks of a timeless Buck Mason style move are there, much like the brand’s take on one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, or one of the coolest lightweight jackets for men. Think of the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo like a revamped look at a warm-weather staple, this time featuring yarn-dyed cotton jersey fabric for lightweight breathability. That’s not all the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo has going for it — keep scrolling for more, my friends.

Best new polo for men to wear this summer.

The specs, as one might expect with Buck Mason, are on-point, including a three-button placket that’s both dressy enough to sit nicely under a blazer and cool-looking enough to be worn on its own. Another reason the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo looks so darn cool on its own? The indigo dip-dye process, with a yarn-dyed finish that results in fading over time the more you wear it.

It’s a polo that you’ll find yourself returning to time and again, all thanks to that easily wearable slim fit — team it with your favorite chino shorts or even light wash denim and some of the best summer sneakers any day of the week. And because it’s Buck Mason we’re talking about, the Buck Mason Indigo Dipped Polo offers up plenty of bang for your buck — it retails for $68, a nice steal given its versatility. Add it to your summer wardrobe ASAP.

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt is Your New Go-Anywhere Shirt

Best short-sleeve shirt for men.

Quick, name at least one summer style essential you can’t live without. It very well might be one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men, right? The type of shirt you can wear with ease to the office on a casual day, not to mention for weekend days aplenty, from the brewery to the BBQ and beyond, right? And folks, can you ever have enough when it comes to a rotation of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts? I think not — that’s where the Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt is going to shake up your wardrobe in the best way.

Hopefully, you’re well-acquainted with what Buck Mason brings to your wardrobe, be it one of the best lightweight jackets for expert travel style or some of the best summer shorts — now, you can add another tried-and-true essential to your list just as the thermostat really starts to climb. The Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt seems simple and subtly stylish on the surface, and that’s not a bad thing to have close at hand in the months ahead. It all starts, of course, with the tightly woven yet lightweight cotton twill blend, the kind that’s going to feel substantial and yet breath easily (without wrinkling as much as a linen shirt might, for instance).

Buck Mason shirting review.

The Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt checks plenty of other boxes, too, including a mid-length fit that looks great untucked or tucked in. Heck, the Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt is so surprisingly polished, you could even wear it under your favorite summer blazer to stay cool without missing a beat. The use of rayon within the cotton blend also makes it super-soft to the touch and comfortable against your skin, no undershirt required. Crucially, the Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt also fits slim through the body but offers room to move up top, thanks to the pleated back design.

The range of colors in which you can snag the Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt is also impressive: Five neutral colors make up the offering, each easily wearable with a pair of expertly faded Buck Mason jeans or chinos, for starters. Colors like Fog or Natural are perhaps easiest to mix and match, but any option you select when it comes to the Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt just works, well, quite well for spring and summer style. Priced fairly at $95, it’s the short-sleeve shirt you can work into many a summer ensemble. Go for it right now, then thank me later. Happy shopping!

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Storm Stopper Driver’s Jacket – The Best New Spring Jacket

Best new spring jacket for men.

Time is of the essence when shopping for the best spring style essentials, and that’s no more true than when it comes down to picking up one of the best jackets for men. The time to do that, as it were, is right now, which brings us to today’s Style Pick of the Week from a brand you really can trust: Buck Mason. You surely know all about the USA-focused style purveyors, inspired by old-school classics made fresh and modern, be it one of the best USA-made T-shirts or your new go-to denim shirt. You can assuredly add another spring style move to that list though, as the Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket is — quite simply — one of the coolest spring jackets to buy right now.

The Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket is a revamped take on the Harrington jacket, a classically British style move that was first developed in the 1930s as a lightweight cotton windbreaker with a stand-up collar (in fact, I wrote all about the best Harrington jackets over at Fatherly!). The key with this rugged Buck Mason jacket revolves around the fact that it’s made from the brand’s famed water-repellent Storm Stopper Twill, a touch that makes it easily one of the best men’s jackets for spring.

Best men's spring jacket.

The Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket is made from a durable cotton-poly-twill blend, finished with hand warmer hip pockets and a simple zip-up design, plus that stand-up, two-button collar for an iconic look and feel. Vintage-style back shoulder detailing adds reinforcement at key stress points, while the fit should prove nicely tailored, but with room to layer a Buck Mason denim shirt or one of the best men’s henleys (or both!). The Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket also stands out nicely in terms of style points: The dusty Stone-meets-Sand color is distinctive and easy to pair with the best light wash jeans, for instance.

At the end of the day, the Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket is simply a mighty fine, highly versatile and durable jacket you can wear with plenty of casual style staples. The lightweight design, accented with a DWR finish for weather-ready performance, also means it’s the sort of jacket you can wear for polished road trip style from day to night. Best of all, it’s fairly priced at under $200 (the Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket will set you back $195 at Buck Mason), and it’s built to last. Sounds to me like your new favorite spring jacket checks all the right boxes. Shop accordingly.

The Friday Read: Spring Gear from Huckberry, A New Jacket from Buck Mason & The Best Slim Wallets

Best spring shorts for men.

Here’s to lounging all the way into a nice Easter weekend, right, my friends? And here’s to doing it in style with a pair of shorts like the Taylor Stitch Apres Shorts, which you can get right now at Huckberry. It’s not the last time you’ll be seeing these shorts on the blog, and it’s mighty fitting that they’re available in time for what’s shaping up to be quite the warm spring (at least in my neck of the woods). Do yourself a favor and go on: Get your new favorite shorts.

It’s the kind of style move I’ll be looking to make around Brooklyn myself this weekend, and it’s promising to be a busy one, at that. In addition to my ongoing writing work at SPY — more on that in a second — I’m going to be making the trek out to hip, industrial Brooklyn neighborhood Bushwick to see a show at eclectic venue Elsewhere. The show in question?

A concert by Scottish post-punk rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks, a band that I reviewed this past fall for Atwood Magazine. Give them a listen for a mix of alternately dreamy and sharp post-punk, and be sure to keep up with all the fun on my Instagram. Here’s to the rest of your weekend and your Friday Read below.

Best spring jacket for men.
  • If you’ve been on the hunt for a new spring jacket, I’ve found one of the best spring jackets to buy now, courtesy of the good folks at Buck Mason. It’s the Buck Mason Ghia Storm Stopper Driver Jacket, a play off the classic Harrington jacket that you can rock with just about any other casual spring style staples in your wardrobe. Shop accordingly, my friends.
  • Minimal, sharp and sleek style is the name of the game these days, and that’s no more true than when it comes to your everyday carry. Well, do I have something for you. My writing at SPY is one of the more fun parts of my weekly slate of projects, and I had a great time covering the best slim wallets for men. Upgrade your daily haul by slimming things down today.
  • Here’s a helpful one from this very blog if you need to upgrade your basics game as well as your daily carry: Head over to Arvin Goods — and check out this blog post on sustainable socks — to get the refresh (and the eco-conscious style!) your sock drawer needs.

That’ll bring this suitably spring style read to a close today: Stay safe out there, stay stylish and hey, Happy Easter!

See Now, Buy Now: Shop for Your New Favorite Summer Shorts from Buck Mason

Best casual shorts for men.

Are we out of the woods yet when it comes to dealing with blustery spring weather? Let’s hope so, which is where the best men’s shorts gradually start to come into play in your wardrobe. If you keep up with the blog, perhaps you know where this is going. To upgrade your ensembles for a new season, turn to a brand you can trust — a brand like Buck Mason, makers of some of the coolest old-school-meets-modern menswear on the market. They’ve been one of my favorite brands for a good long while, with a full lineup of the best menswear essentials up for grabs — including today’s featured style pick, the Buck Mason Deck Shorts. There’s never been a time like right now to snag some of the best shorts for men, and since the calendar reads April and not May or June, you’re well ahead of the game.

What exactly qualifies the Buck Mason Deck Shorts as some of the best men’s shorts? Like other Buck Mason style moves (including your new favorite T-shirt), the key here lies in versatility and high-quality design. Let’s start with the fabric: It’s a stretch cotton-poly blend, making them more comfortable and more quick-drying than most cotton chino shorts on the market. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts are also available in two inseam lengths. a 6-inch inseam and an 8-inch inseam — both should work out for plenty of different guys. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts only get better from there.

Buck Mason men's shorts.

The Buck Mason Deck Shorts are equipped with plenty of helpful features to keep you moving on the go in style this summer. The drawcord waist is plenty comfortable and allows you to go sans belt, which is helpful for many a spring and summer adventure — on the trail, at a campsite or exploring a new favorite watering hole. I mean that literally, because the quick-drying nature of the Buck Mason Deck Shorts means you can wear them like a regular pair of the best men’s shorts, or like stylish swim trunks. I’d most likely wear these shorts as more of a set of beach or boardwalk shorts when you won’t be in the water for hours at a time, but in a pinch, the Buck Mason Deck Shorts can get wet and dry quickly.

The rest of the time, they wear quite well with plenty of different spring and summer style staples. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts come in four different colors, each of which teams up stylishly with everything from a grey or navy polo to a breezy beige cotton tee or a white Oxford shirt. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts would probably look best with your favorite pocket tee and casual canvas sneakers for seriously easygoing seasonal style. Best of all, these wear-with-anything shorts retail for under $90 and are built to last all spring and summer long. That sounds like a new menswear must-have to me.

The Tuesday Steal: Get the Best USA-Made T-Shirt for Under $40 at Buck Mason

The best T-shirt for men.

It’s never a bad thing to hone in on a brand you love, and then ensure you shop that brand as often as humanly possible — especially when one of said brand’s specialties is selling one of the best USA-made T-shirts for under $40. The brand in question in today’s Tuesday Steal is hopefully one you already know, especially if you’ve read the blog over the years: That’d be Buck Mason, makers of everything from one of the best thermal henleys to a spring-ready trucker jacket. They’re a standout source for some of the best T-shirts for men, too — a reminder is always helpful if you’re just reacquainting yourself with warm-weather menswear after a frigid winter. And right now, your best bet is worth a closer look. $40 might sound like a high barrier to entry as far as shopping for T-shirts is concerned, but when it comes to the Buck Mason Venice Wash Curved Hem Tee, it’s more than a fair price considering the soft fabric, premium construction and an astonishing range of colors and sizes.

Get your new favorite tee from Buck Mason

It’s worth picking up more than one — trust me.

Now, don’t get me wrong: You could pick up a multi-pack of T-shirts for work or play from your nearest retailer, but once you’ve tried the soft comfort and undeniable quality of the Buck Mason Venice Wash Curved Hem Tee, you might not ever go back. Between the reinforced collar, the tailored-but-not-too-tight fit and the curved hem — ideal as a visual trick for the bigger guys out there — the Buck Mason Venice Wash Curved Hem Tee goes above and beyond what you’d expect from a typical T-shirt. The soft wash and cotton jersey fabric are standouts, too. The sub-$40 price tag is actually a downright steal when you consider what you’re getting with each purchase of the Buck Mason Venice Wash Curved Hem Tee, and the color options are enough to please every palette. It sounds to me like you’ve just found your new favorite T-shirt.

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!

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt is a New Spring Style Essential

Stocking your wardrobe for spring is all about finding the right ingredients, so to speak: Useful pieces that come in handy in situations both casually rugged and slightly more polished. That’s why the Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt is so handy and even downright essential as you consider the proper ingredients that go into making one of the best men’s shirts for spring. Plenty of Buck Mason reviews will tell you that the all-American brand doesn’t cut any corners in matters of style and functionality. That’s the case whether the brand is delivering one of the warmest thermal henleys for the colder months or, in the case of the Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt, crafting a go-anywhere piece you can wear on its own or as a shirt jacket. Call it the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, because again, Buck Mason doesn’t cut any corners.

A denim shirt, much like the workwear roots of the cotton chambray shirt, is well-suited for moving from the depths of winter into spring as you stow away your trusty flannel shirt and search for something a bit more lightweight – and perhaps easier to layer over one of your favorite T-shirts. The Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt knocks things out of the park when it comes to its design, using a not-too-bulky, not-too-light 6.75 oz. indigo yarn-dyed cotton twill.

Best denim Western shirt for men.

In addition to the layering-friendly fabric build, the Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt gets plenty of other crucial details right, too. Note the classic pearl snap buttons, a hallmark of any great Western shirt, plus the three-button snap cuffs so you can customize the fit of the sleeves – either rolled or worn fully buttoned. The Western details are on point with the Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt, to say the least — right on down to the gold contrast stitching and Western-style snap chest pockets. The back yoke adds another layer of durability, not to mention on-trend Western detailing, too. And of course, the garment-washed denim fabric on the Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt gives it an extremely comfortable, lived-in feel right out of the box.

It’s easily wearable atop a breezy cotton Buck Mason henley, and that entire combination works well when worn with all manner of spring style essentials, be it lightweight stretch chinos or edgy Buck Mason black denim for a fresh take on double denim. The Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt is a change of pace from the ordinary, especially from more polished spring shirts like a soft-washed Oxford shirt. Given the fact that Buck Mason has come through with a highly durable, classic design, it’s a worthwhile addition to your seasonal wardrobe.

The Friday Read: Darn Tough Socks, A New Buck Mason Promo & the Best Chambray Shirt for Spring

Best everyday socks for men.

It’s a bit of a different Friday than usual here at The Style Guide — for one, I’m not in Brooklyn, prepping for a weekend rock show or brewery visit, but I’m en route as we speak to the lovely, wooded north of Vermont, where I’m spending the weekend visiting Darn Tough Socks. Yes, that’s right: I’ll be getting an inside look — factory tour and all — at some of the best USA-made socks on the market (if not the best). I’ve worn Darn Tough socks myself for years, and I’d encourage you to check the brand out if you need new socks to wear with your favorite boots, for instance. In the meantime, be sure to follow along with all of the sock-making, Vermont beer-sipping fun on my Instagram.

I’ve stayed plenty busy this week in the days leading up to my trip, be it writing about the best work jackets at SPY.com or covering a seriously cool new Bushmills x Peaky Blinders partnership at Maxim. Of course, there are also a few more blog posts coming your way at this site in the days ahead, but for now, I’ll get your weekend going with a few choice shopping picks from some of my favorite brands. Cheers, folks!

Best weekend sweats for men.
  • Here’s a deal you’d do well not to miss if you want to upgrade your weekend sweatpants for spring. Over at Buck Mason, you’ll find an exceedingly rare Buck Mason promo running this weekend only: Get 20 percent off a men’s sweat set when buying a hoodie and sweatpant combination. The brand takes great care to make some of the best sweatpants for men, and now is a truly solid time to save some hard-earned cash while upgrading your laidback loungewear game.
  • Denim lovers, this one’s for you. Now through March 12th — that’s tomorrow, my friends — head online to L.A.-based denim brand DSTLD, makers of the best men’s jeans and more (as you’ve hopefully read on the blog, of course). While there, use the code WOW50 to take 50 percent off everything from the best chambray shirting to essential denim and more. It’s not going to be around the entire weekend, so do yourself a favor and start shopping ASAP.
  • I mentioned that you should know DSTLD if you read the blog, right? Well, here’s as good a way as any to get properly acquainted — just yesterday, I covered one of the best chambray shirts to buy now and wear all spring, especially with a pair of well-made DSTLD men’s jeans. Oh, and that discount? You should make good use of it starting in 3…2…1.

Before we head into the weekend, and before I bundle up to enjoy Vermont, here’s one more helpful style suggestion for you. The place to go this season, starting right now, to upgrade your spring jacket rotation? That’s Huckberry, makers of some of the best waxed jackets and a whole lot more. In that vein, I wrote about the best waxed jackets at Huckberry earlier this week — get ready to add to your wish list ASAP. Cheers and thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: New Buck Mason Spring Gear, Sustainable Shirting & The Best GMT Watches

Best new spring shirt for men.

As we launch into Friday, I’ve got my sights set on rugged new spring gear — even if the temperature in NYC leaves a little something to be desired. I’m specifically loving the standout new Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt, made from handsome yarn-dyed indigo cotton in a slim fit, and made to break in over time the more you wear it this season. If you’ve read the blog, you know I love Buck Mason menswear, especially its go-anywhere versatility heading into a very early spring weekend — a new season marks a time for new wardrobe upgrades, wouldn’t you agree? And you can’t go wrong at all with Buck Mason.

As luck would have it, I’ll be wearing some of my favorite Buck Mason essentials this weekend, seeing as I’m back in Brooklyn from a Florida trip (as you saw on my Instagram) and I need to layer up accordingly. In fact, I’m heading out this evening to indulge one of my other passions — music, of course (perhaps you saw my latest story for SPIN?). I’m seeing the legendary, long-running indie rock band Guided By Voices at NYC’s iconic Irving Plaza — a show that’s been pushed back twice for me since last September! I’m going to outfit myself accordingly, and for your own weekend pursuits, I suggest you do the same — here are a few of my top selections to keep your Friday rolling.

Billy Reid menswear review.
  • I talked in my last Friday Read about needing to shop the new Billy Reid Spring Menswear Collection, and I’m back in full force recommending you check out the famed Alabama designer’s wares. The offering includes breezy cotton tees, a rugged trucker jacket, lightweight sweaters, durable jackets and overall, well, some of the best new spring menswear to amp up your wardrobe. Go to it, folks.
Taylor Stitch x Ron Finley
  • How’s this for making an impact beyond menswear? Known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” Los Angeles legend Ron Finley debuted the Ron Finley Project to bring vibrant nature and healthy, locally grown food to the people of South Central Los Angeles back in 2010. Now, he’s partnering up with San Fran’s Taylor Stitch on the Taylor Stitch x Ron Finley Capsule Collection, updating some of the brand’s most iconic and rugged staples with his own vibrant, nature-filled spin — the collection is up for pre-order right now, folks.
  • Functional style is the name of the game with a GMT watch — known as Greenwich Mean Time. These watches, seemingly complicated on the surface, offer both bang for your buck and go-anywhere dependability, and they can do an awful lot to upgrade your watch collection. On that note, I wrote for SPY.com on the best GMT watches, so consider adding one to your collection ASAP.

Here’s one final style move to get your weekend started off the right way. Just yesterday, I wrote about one of the most sustainable shirts on the market from Outerknown — it’s your new go-to spring layer, so read all about it here on the blog. Have a great weekend and as ever, thanks for reading!