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

The Friday Read: Filson for Father’s Day, Sean Connery Artwork & The Best Father’s Day Gifts

Best gifts for Father's Day 2021

Thanks for joining us for another very special edition of the Friday Read, where I wrap up the week in style and send you off into the weekend with some choice menswear picks. There’s truly no time like the present to shop for the best Father’s Day gifts for men, including the excellent and well-appointed Filson Father’s Day Shop. I’ve long been a fan of this Pacific Northwest heritage brand and its rugged and exceptionally durable gear, and perhaps your Dad or the father figure in your life feels the same way. Be sure to check out a few of my picks for the best Filson gear, including plenty of Father’s Day gifts under $100 from the lauded outfitter. Dad’s going to love what you get him either way, I guarantee it. I personally l love the Filson Polo Shirt and the rugged Filson Travel Pack, so be sure to stock up accordingly.

You’ve still got plenty of time to shop for Father’s Day, so I’d also recommend taking a look at my favorite Father’s Day gifts from Huckberry — to name but a few picks on this site. I’ll certainly be planning ahead and doing some shopping of my own, but I’ve got another major item on my agenda this weekend. I’ll be hitting the road on a solo getaway to upstate New York courtesy of Eddie Bauer!

 The legendary outfitter was kind enough to outfit me with some new Eddie Bauer men’s gear for my trip, which will take me to a solo mini-cabin getaway at the Getaway Eastern Catskills. It’s an innovative approach to taking a trip in these times, and I can’t wait to put my Eddie Bauer picks to the test across the weekend. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to catch up with the latest from my trip! For now, here’s everything else you should be reading and shopping this weekend.

Sean Connery Framed Print at UNCRATE

The Art Of Shaving Father's Day Gifts

Best Father's Day gifts from Bespoke Post

  • Let’s talk about one more of the best Father’s Day gifts, this time from Bespoke Post. Now, I talked earlier this week on the blog about the best Father’s Day gifts from Bespoke Post, but consider this yet another reminder that they’re a really excellent spot to shop if you need an affordable, stylish gift for Father’s Day. The Bespoke Post Shield Box comes to mind as another excellent grooming gift for Dad, featuring five SPF-focused products to “shield” his mug from the sun. Pretty ideal, yes?
  • Let’s close things out the right way: With a bit of a reward for all of that hard work you just put in shopping. Treat yourself with one of my  more recent Maxim features, one that’s nice and patriotic for the summer season: Read more about (and stock up on!) the Southern Comfort Americana Bottle, launched recently by the famed brand. Cheers to the weekend, indeed.

I’ve got one last style pick before we head into the weekend. In fact, it’s yet another heirloom-worthy piece that could be ideal for either yourself, your Dad or anyone who values one of the best leather weekender bags in their travel rotation. Head here to this blog post to read all about the incredibly cool and well-made Satchel & Page Gladstone Weekender Bag. It looks to me like it’s time to pack up and hit the road. Again, cheers to the weekend and best of luck with that Father’s Day gift shopping, folks!

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

 

#OOTD: How to Wear A Trucker Jacket This Spring, the Best Way

Stepping into a new season, be it spring or summer, should be as fun as it is functional and durable, especially when the ever-shifting confines of spring can present everything from sunny, breezy days in the park to blustery, chilly days on the road or the trail (or at the outdoor backyard bar). Preparation is key, and that’s precisely why you’re going to love this take on how to wear a classic suede trucker jacket. Leave it up to today’s #OOTD to dress for spring in rugged, durable, classic style — to say the very least.

In fact, this ensemble covers everything you could ask for in a seasonal look, from top-to-bottom (that even includes the best men’s everyday bag, one built with serious style from Billykirk). Of course, pieces like a rugged men’s henley are still crucial as we move from one season into the next (remember what I said about needing to be ready for anything). A pair of the best leather boots for men will provide on-the-go style and durability when you need it the most, and accessories like one of the best leather watches for men are also top of mind in any season (spring very much included). For now, keep scrolling to check out the rest of this #OOTD, then head to my Instagram to see how I’m dressing this season. Cheers, my friends!

A mix of rugged durability and classic style — you really can’t go wrong.

  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker, $998 — Listen, there are coats you can wear every single day, and coats you save for special occasions. This classic suede trucker jacket is both, so make it worth your while and break it out a lot.
  • The Classic Shirt: Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, $135 — There’s never a bad season to wear the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, an outdoor staple you can wear for more leisurely pursuits through breezy spring weather without missing a beat.
  • The Henley: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley, $59 via UNCRATE — Score a great deal on this rugged men’s henley, the perfect spring base layer, at UNCRATE now.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98 — Are the Proof Rover Pants your new favorite pants? They very well could be, blending the style points of jeans with the toughness of work pants for anything spring throws your way.
  • The Boots: Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots, $150 — Get a standout deal on some of the best leather boots for men this season, the kind you can wear in any casual spring style scenario, outdoor dining or day hikes included. Indeed, the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots are a stone-cold classic.
  • The Hat: Melin Thermal A-Game Hat, $69 — When you want to throw on a stylish ballcap that’s going to look cooler than an athletic cap, while also keeping you warm against breezy spring winds, this Melin thermal ballcap is the one you want.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi XL Automatic Leather Strap Watch, $259 — The good folks at Timex make some of the best leather watches for men, as they have for years, and the Timex Navi XL Automatic is no different.
  • The Everyday Carry: Billykirk No. 478 Small-Batch Carryall, $550 — No matter what your spring agenda entails (even if that just means an outdoor brunch and loading up this rugged carryall with some to-go beers), Billykirk has you covered with the best men’s everyday bag on the market.

The beauty of this #OOTD is that it’s got plenty of parts working in harmony to provide maximum durability and classic looks, all at once. Take the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, a rugged overshirt that you can wear on its, atop your rugged men’s henley, if you so desired. Yet here, it gets an even further shot in the arm, thanks to the crucial, classic suede trucker jacket. It’s the perfect balance of rugged and refined, something that’s also exemplified by the Proof Rover Pants, which wear like tough work pants but look like sleek black jeans, in a way.

Talk about day-to-night style, the kind that only gets better when you consider the trail-to-town utility of the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots,  which are going to look right at home alongside the rugged Timex Navi XL Leather Watch — which itself is dressy enough in its own way. The real capper here are two stylish, cool accessories to literally top things off. Your Melin thermal ballcap wears quite well when you want casual, warm style for chilly spring days, while the rugged carryall from Billykirk delivers EDC performance in the clutch. You’ve just found your new favorite look for spring, folks.

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

Heading Back Home: A winter weekend in Michigan

Dressed with brewery-hopping in mind. Indigo Plaid Shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch., 505C Denim by Levi's. Sutter Boots by CAT Footwear. Waterbury Chrono by Timex x Red Wing Heritage. Stocking cap by JackThreads. Glasses by Frameri.

Dressed with brewery-hopping in mind. Indigo Plaid Shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch., 505C Denim by Levi’s. Sutter Boots by CAT Footwear. Waterbury Chrono by Timex x Red Wing Heritage. Stocking cap by JackThreads. Glasses by Frameri.

It’s not every weekend that I get the chance to head back to my home state of Michigan — and that’s normally not the case during the busy fashion week season in New York City. But as luck would have it, the fashion calendar was on my side this time around, and that presented the perfect opportunity for another Style Guide road trip to the beautiful Mitten State. Coming off a whirlwind four days in New York City checking out the illustrious New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a trip back to Grand Rapids was just what the doctor ordered. It was a fun — if chilly — weekend filled with brewery tours, visits with friends and the birth of my brother’s two daughters (so, my two new nieces!). It was definitely a happy scheduling coincidence that worked out perfectly! Of course, I dressed to meet the cold, and as always, I was more than happy to bring along my favorite #menswear for the trip, too.

Travel essentials fit for hitting the road and fighting the cold. Chamois Shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch. Explorer's Cap by Huckberry. Messenger bag and 810 Wallet by Brothers Leather. Calypso Watch by MVMT Watches. miUSA 585 Sneakers by New Balance. Magazine by Gear Patrol.

Travel essentials fit for hitting the road and fighting the cold. Chamois Shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch. Explorer’s Cap by Huckberry. Messenger bag and 810 Wallet by Brothers Leather. Calypso Watch by MVMT Watches. miUSA 585 Sneakers by New Balance. Magazine by Gear Patrol.

If you’re a dedicated Style Guide reader, it should come as no surprise that I was more than able to pack up my Owen & Fred Voyager Waxed Weekender with all the rugged winter accessories needed for a weekend with temperatures in the teens.  My packing haul included handy pieces like my Brothers Leather Supply 810 Wallet — fitting given the company’s Grand Rapids headquarters — plus the brand’s durable and effective Roma Messenger. Having recently tested out that gear during my birthday weekend in Brooklyn, each piece proved more than ready for a quick flight out of NYC. I packed up some trusty men’s grooming essentials in my Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Travel Kit, too. And with travel style and effective cold-weather gear in mind, I layered a comfortable, slim-fitting Abercrombie and Fitch Chamois Shirt with the soft, breathable Flint and Tinder Marled Long-Sleeve Henley – it’s a durable and rugged combo. I finished off that ensemble off with a pair of reliable, warm Abercrombie and Fitch denim. For a mix of versatile style and surprisingly good traction on the icy streets, my  Danner x New Balance miUSA 585 Sneakers proved tough and effective, while my Huckberry Explorer’s Cap is a new travel favorite.

In all, the winter travel ensemble worked like a charm for my afternoon arrival in Beer City, U.S.A. I quickly followed my flight with a few tasty, rich beers with friend and fellow Michigan State alum Jesse O’Brien at the massive, recently opened Knickerbocker Brewpub and Distillery, the new Grand Rapids outpost of New Holland Brewery. Just a tip: The Polish Pepperoni Pizza isn’t a bad match with the bourbon barrel-aged Dragon’s Milk Stout. You can’t go wrong with The Poet, the brewery’s oatmeal stout, either. Given that I needed a bit more sustenance to go along with my craft beer, dinner with my close high school friends was in order at the famed DNKY, a Mexican taqueria known city-wide for its delicious, ample selection of tacos – you can’t go wrong with the Gringo Taco. Crucially, I didn’t even have to change out of my travel outfit – that’s what you call versatility. And the nearby ELK Brewing made for a good, quiet nightcap.

Of course, those Friday night stops were just the tip of the beer-hopping, city-exploring iceberg with my oldest friend, runner extraordinaire and craft beer aficionado Mr. Chris Spyke. For a day around Grand Rapids, I layered up with the warm, vintage-inspired Johnston and Murphy Faux Shearling Aviator – it’s not too dissimilar from wearing a cozy blanket, really. It worked nicely to layer over my new Abercrombie and Fitch Indigo Plaid Shirt, an unexpected offering from a brand that continues to up its menswear game. My reliable-as-ever Levi’s 505C Denim provided a bit of edge that fit right in with the city’s craft beer scene, and I found myself reaching again for my rugged CAT Footwear Sutter Boots. That was I able to finish the look off with some stylish winter accessories from JackThreads was crucial given the cold. The day took us first to Slate Clothing, a new contemporary menswear store breathing some life into the city’s retail sector. With a diverse range of brands – from the minimally inclined VINCE to the rugged Filson and easygoing, classic Life/After/Denim – the selection is worth your time if you’re in Grand Rapids. You can even pick up some essential home goods while you shop for your new favorite casual shirt, too.  Again – put it on your shopping list in Grand Rapids.

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The same can definitely be said for the great leather goods makers at Brothers Leather Supply Co. Given my Michigan roots, I’m always so pleased to be able to support homegrown brands that make high-quality goods with plenty of versatility and handsome style in mind – Brothers Leather gets it right on multiple fronts. I’ve found that to be true with the gear I’ve tested out – and traveled with – so far, and it’s always a treat to stop in and catch up with the brand. A heads-up: Among the company’s other wares, canvas bags are coming soon. In the meantime, I’d highly recommend you grab a unique leather growler before this fall comes and you need to dress for your next tailgate. Now, all that menswear shopping left us pretty parched – so a stop at Brewery Vivant was in order (after we polished off a Bloody Mary at Grand Rapids Brewing Company first, of course). Stopping at Vivant is always a highlight of any trip to Grand Rapids, and I can’t pass up sipping on an essential, easily drinkable Farm Hand (brewed on-site). The frites and beer cheese are must-haves, as well. Oh, and the reverent vibe – it’s a former funeral home and chapel – adds to the religious aura of the company’s beer (I’d say).

Beckett Simonon

In short, it was a great first stop and got us ready to check out the neat interior of Creston Brewery, a converted furniture showroom with plenty of colorful artwork on its walls. That the brewery does a nice job with unique beers – including one made with Michigan blueberries – is pretty cool, and its empanadas are a great afternoon snack. Because no trip to GR can end with just two breweries, I was glad I bundled up for a quick stop at the industrially appointed Greyline Brewing, followed by some excellent pizza – and a killer double IPA – at Mitten Brewing (seriously …. Order that pizza, folks). And lest we forget the city’s ever-growing beer scene – it builds up seemingly by the day – a stop at the Grand Rapids outpost of Atwater Brewery was in order to end the night. They make a heck of a hot dog, and they can do a spiced IPA (the Car Bomb IPA) with the best of ‘em. Oh, and the most crucial part about the day – I didn’t need to change my rugged leather boots or switch out of my plaid flannel shirt the whole way through.

Tough essentials to fight the cold. Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket by Johnston & Murphy. Snowbridge Cardigan by Eddie Bauer. Buxton Boots by G.H. Bass. Calypso Watch by MVMT Watches. Ranger Gloves by Grifter Company. Cap by Everlane. Messenger by Brothers Leather Supply.

Tough essentials to fight the cold. Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket by Johnston & Murphy. Snowbridge Cardigan by Eddie Bauer. Buxton Boots by G.H. Bass. Calypso Watch by MVMT Watches. Ranger Gloves by Grifter Company. Cap by Everlane. Messenger by Brothers Leather Supply.

Sunday dawned chilly and cold once again, bringing with it the end of my weekend trip – and a quick stop to see my two new nieces (congrats to my brother Nick and his wife, Chelsea!). It was astounding how well the timing of my trip worked out – doesn’t happen every day, for sure. While my menswear was definitely not the most important part of Sunday, I still layered up with my Eddie Bauer Snow Bridge Cardigan, my trusty Johnston and Murphy Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket and yet another Flint and Tinder Marled Long-Sleeve Henley. Crucially, I accessorized with the durable MVMT Watches Calypso Watch. Plus, a pair of refined-yet-casual Abercrombie and Fitch Flannel-Lined Chinos perfectly complemented my G.H. Bass Buxton Boots. For two flights and some cold-yet-relaxing time beforehand in Grand Rapids, the combo proved warm, stylish and easy to layer for travel. Luckily, I kept busy on the road with the latest edition of Gear Patrol – as we discussed in my roundup of the best men’s home goods, that magazine is packed full of beautiful photography, great writing, excellent stories and the spirit of adventure to which we should all aspire. If you couldn’t tell, I’m quite the fan.

Although this weekend proved a whirlwind, it really was filled with the best things. Between incredible – yet too-brief – time with family and friends to the chance to shop great menswear and enjoy craft beer and outstanding cuisine in one of my favorite cities, it was a total treat! So, the next time you travel from chilly locale to chilly locale, pack your gear in a stylish weekender bag, bring your favorite pair of leather boots and layer up with rugged winter essentials like a henley and a shawl cardigan. Oh, and enjoy a beer or two for me. For now, I’m back in New York City and getting started on a busy week – but I’ll have fond memories of this trip back, and I’m plotting a return soon!

To my friends and family in the Mitten – see you soon!

To all you Style Guide readers ….

Stay stylish,

-Beau