Style Pick of the Week: Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

Folks, if it’s an adventure shirt for summer that you want, then it’s an adventure shirt from noted heritage outfitter Eddie Bauer that you’ll get. It’s fitting that we’re talking about an icon of American gear and style this fine Fourth of July weekend, and it’s even better that the brand makes a little bit of everything for outdoor excursions. When I say a little bit of everything, I really do mean it, from the best spring and summer rain jacket to the durable and road-ready Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt, today’s handy and helpful Style Pick of the Week.

It’s one of the best men’s shirts for a reason, with all the season-ready durability you need and no extra bells and whistles that haven’t been carefully thought out. You’ll read about those in just a minute, but it’s also worth pointing out that the Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt could just be one of the most affordable shirts for men out there, too: It’s available right now starting at $40 at Eddie BauerTalk about a standout deal on one of the best shirts for men, no doubt about it.

The Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt is the perfect lightweight adventure shirt when you want extra protection from the sun, yet you don’t want to overheat. Take it from me: I wore Eddie Bauer shirts aplenty on a recent upstate New York getaway (courtesy of the brand — check out my Instagram for more). There’s a time and a place for going super-lightweight with only, say, a T-shirt, but the thing about the Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt is that you get plenty of critical functionality in the mix.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

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As I said, it’s got plenty of what you need if functionality is what you seek. In fact, functionality should be top of mind through the heat of summer, and it’s with this in mind that Eddie Bauer really have crafted one of the best shirts for men.  Take the fabric, which is shockingly lightweight. The secret is the FreeDry® moisture wicking technology, which uses a blend of polyester and nylon, then lines it with a micro-textured interior to physically keep the fabric of this rugged outdoor shirt off your skin.

The whole approach keeps you cool and breezy, something that’s all too critical these days. Mesh-lined shoulder vents add to the serious cooling effect that you get from the Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt, while the zip chest pockets offer handy storage space for everyday carry essentials. Helpfully, it also gives you room to layer, and it pairs up nicely with Eddie Bauer hiking pants (and more!) as well. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks. See you out there this summer!

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: Get This Eddie Bauer Jacket to Fight Spring Rain in Style

Eddie Bauer rainwear

A functional and yet stylish spring rain jacket to wear when the going gets tough.

If you’ve checked the weather or your checked your calendar as of late, you know that we’re in the throes of a blustery, rainy spring, and for that, you simply need one of the best men’s rain jackets. You’re assuredly in luck with today’s See Now, Buy Now feature, where we dive into one seasonal menswear must-have. Today, it’s the incredibly well-made, highly technical and yet still stylish Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket, one of the best men’s spring jackets and one made to exacting standards by the lauded, pioneering outdoor brand. Oh, and the best part? It’s on sale for 50 percent right now ($89.50, regularly $179). Hop to it, folks!

Eddie Bauer knows plenty about crafting durable menswear that stands the test of time — after all, the brand’s gear was initially tested by real-life mountaineers and explorers — and the man’s legacy lives on in pieces like this stylish rain jacket for spring. It’s got all the technical bells and whistles you need, and few that you don’t — it’s both utilitarian and yet sleek, with a silhouette that reminds me of a classic field jacket in some ways (it must be the two front zip chest pockets). The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket is made with the brand’s technical and pioneering WeatherEdge® seam-sealed waterproof, breathable technology, so you’ll stay dry and you won’t overheat, either. Of course, the list of attributes doesn’t end there.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

One of three versatile colors in which you can get this durable Eddie Bauer rain jacket.

The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket  gives you plenty of bang for your buck, especially considering it’s priced under $90 — making it one of the best affordable spring jackets, in my book. The real kicker are the functional details designed to keep you dry no matter what. Those include another signature from the brand, the StormRepel® DWR Plus finish that repels water. Plus, you can adjust the hood, cuffs and hem as you please (note the velcro wrists) for an even more secure fit. With one of the best men’s rain jackets out there, the opportunities for wearing it are endless.

That’s the case whether you wear it with dark blue jeans and a rugged Eddie Bauer henley to grab an outdoor beer at a covered sidewalk bar, or if you wear it on the trail with Eddie Bauer hiking pants and perhaps the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots. Heck, head to the shopping page for the Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket and the brand gives you even more ways to wear it, and that’s a bonus on top of its functionality. The next time you want a jacket that helps you make plans outdoors rather than cancel ’em, snag the Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

 

Style Pick of the Week: Eddie Bauer K-6 Boot

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

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OK, quick — check the weather. What’s in the forecast? Snow? Slush? Rain? All three. That’s where the  Eddie Bauer K-6 Boot — this week’s prime #menswear pick — comes into play. Trust me, we’ve got a great one on our hands here, folks.  Now, Eddie Bauer has long been known as a brand that’s got the heart of the outdoors woven into its DNA — check out the Eddie Bauer x Pendleton Skyliner Jacket for further evidence of that — but lately, the brand has taken a bit of a different approach. It encompasses a full lifestyle line that I’ve found unique, rugged and stylish. I was fortunate enough to take the Snowbridge Cardigan with me on a winter trip to Baltimore, and I’ve been similarly pleased with the versatility and rugged appeal of the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boot, a heck of a winter weekend style pick.  It’s a recent addition to the brand’s line, and it plays beautifully off the original silhouette first introduced by the brand all the way back in 1964. And if you haven’t picked up your favorite pair of winter boots, the K-6 Boot might handsomely fill that void — and then some.

For starters, these boots are about as tough and rugged as they come — absolutely perfect for surviving the polar vortex in style.  The Vibram outsole is sturdy, durable and highly functional, a huge help in navigating slushy, slippery terrain. Plus, the Goodyear welt is an added bonus you don’t find on too many hiking boots (or so it seems). What’s more, they’re about as stylish a pair of hikers as you’re going to find. That means they’ll work just as well with rugged blue or black denim and a chamois shirt as they will with a warm winter cardigan. The Paprika color in particular is rich and has aged well over time — and that’s going to be a critical style point to keep in mind as you dress for, say, a weekend coffee run. And with two lace options — either an eye-catching red pair of a yellow pair — it’s almost as if you’re getting two pairs of boots for the price of one. Take it from your Style Guide author — they’re definitely worth buying and wearing plenty throughout the last vestiges of winter (and well beyond).

What’s your take on the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boot? Would you buy ’em — and how would you wear them?

Beckett Simonon