The Thursday Buy: Layer Up with Faherty Brand’s Quilted Fleece CPO for Fall

We’re already barreling through September, believe it or not, and that’s why you should have your sights set on the best new fall menswear from, among other retailers, Faherty Brand. Of course, any menswear wardrobe should be stocked with the best seasonal style essentials, but there are just a few companies in particular that really seem to get the spirit of the best fall menswear in particular. After all, what could be more seasonally friendly than layering up with the rugged-yet-soft, extremely comfortable Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO? If that name sounds like a handful, well, rest assured that Faherty Brand lives up to the promise of “epic” quality in crafting one of the best shirt jackets for men, and that’s really saying something.

I’ve become a fan of Faherty over the years through the brand’s use of fine, premium materials and extremely high-quality construction, something that echoes across the board whether you’re in the market for a short-sleeve henley in the hot months or something like the perfect flannel shirt for cold weather. In that sense, the Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO is just about everything you could ask for in a rugged fall layer, starting with the military-focused origins of the style (so modeled after the type of versatile and durable jackets worn by Chief Petty Officers).

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Naturally, Faherty brings things forward into the 21st century with the Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO using a cotton-polyester blend, well-made quilted construction and contrasting nylon fabric for some visual interest when layered up this season. The Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO is especially sharp in the navy colorway shown here, which means you can wear it over shades of grey (as in, a rugged long-sleeve henley) or even a vibrant plaid shirt. Antique brass snaps offer up another bit of durability as far as one of the best men’s shirt jackets is concerned, and you get the true “shirt-jacket” feel through waist welt pockets.

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To me, the Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO is best worn on casual, cool fall mornings, subbed in as a blazer substitute for an end-of-week meeting or thrown on as you pack up the car for a safe fall road trip. It works more than serviceably in each of those situations, providing warmth, style and rugged appeal. Of course, you’re shelling out just a bit more for the Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO than your average layer from a fast-fashion brand (it retails for $198 at Fahery Brand), but think of it like style you can count on and trust, all the while. Throw in the fact that you can select from multiple color options, and Faherty Brand has every base covered with this reliable, all-new fall layer.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO

The Thursday Buy: Faherty Brand’s Short-Sleeve Henley is the Best Summer T-Shirt to Shop Now

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If you’ve been hunting for a summer shirt for men that strikes a happy balance between rugged, casual and versatile, then I’m here to tell you that the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley is your new seasonal style move. If you’ve read the blog, you know Faherty Brand makes rugged winter shirts as well as spring bomber jackets, but the NYC-based, coastally inspired brand also does a bang-up job of making the best summer menswear, too. They’ve got plenty of options for style enthusiasts and newfound fans alike, including the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley, which toes the line between overly casual and overly rugged quite nicely.

Think of it this way: As we all ease back into the world, you’re going to need casual menswear staples that are cooler than a T-shirt but not as buttoned-up as a dress shirt. One of the best men’s henleys is here to fill that gap quite handily. Now, Faherty Brand has something of a specialty in this area — witness the fact that it makes both stretch Oxford shirts (to wear with your favorite blazer) as well as rugged flannel shirts (to layer atop a Faherty Brand henley when the weather takes a turn). And although it’s more casual than both of those categories, the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley isn’t to be trifled with. It’s as solidly built as it gets, and the fact that it retails for $78 is a nice bonus, too.

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Best short-sleeve henley for men

Like all of the best short-sleeve henleys for men, it meets some crucial criteria. What exactly are those criteria? I’m glad you asked, my friends. The Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley is made from a blend of cotton and polyester, both ideal for comfort and breathability on hot summer days. It also features a more relaxed, rather than skintight, fit. This is also ideal for breezy summer style. Faherty built this shirt from the ground up with all the proper considerations in mind.

This is very good news for all of us eager summer style shoppers. Of course, a great summer shirt isn’t much without great looks, right? Helpfully, the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley comes in six colors, ranging from Faded Denim to a crisp White. Each option provides more than enough wearability for the modern man about town (that’s you!). And the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley really is a henley you can wear all around town, be it with chino shorts and white leather sneakers or a rugged denim jacket and olive chinos. When the time comes to head to the beach, your new favorite henley is an ideal layer to team with your favorite swim trunks, cold beer in hand. It’s clear that hopefully, you need this classic men’s henley in your wardrobe. Choose wisely, folks.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley

The Friday Read: Your New Favorite Spring Shirt, The Best Filson Gear & The Best Men’s Sunglasses

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A new go-to spring shirt to start off your Friday the right way.

My friends, welcome to Friday and welcome to the Friday Read, your essential weekend rundown, packed with shopping and reading picks aplenty. In this case, allow me to turn your attention towards one of the best new spring shirts, this time from Faherty Brand. The Faherty Brand Knit Dobby Workshirt is one of the more durable, yet comfortable and stretch-filled, spring shirts I’ve worn yet this season, and it comes at you courtesy of the new Faherty Brand spring collection. The NYC brand makes the kind of gear I can get behind, using ultra-soft fabrics and quality knits to craft casual style staples that are perfect for breezy weekends, cool summer nights at the beach and days spent working from home. That’s my Friday endorsement, but we’re far from done here.

In addition to checking out gear from the likes of the Faherty Brand spring collection, I’ve been staying plenty busy on the writing front. Recently, I’ve written about a new Longines dress watch for Maxim, and I’m also plenty excited to be contributing to men’s lifestyle site Jacob Graye — the other week, I covered the best Converse sneakers to buy right now (you can look for posts there from me twice a week). I’ve got menswear writing to tackle yet this weekend, but I’m planning to get up to Bar Great Harry, a famed and much-loved beer bar, for some outdoor spring sidewalk beers. Of course, tomorrow also brings with it another edition of my twice-weekly music-menswear-craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief — be sure to check it out and subscribe ASAP! Elsewhere, you can follow along with all the action via my Instagram, and as for now, here’s the rest of today’s Friday Read.

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  • There’s your everyday refreshment (drink water, folks!), and then there’s refreshment that goes just a bit further, like the new Brisk Zero Sugar Iced Tea, which I’ve been checking out this week. It’s a new innovation from the brand (its first major national innovation in five years), but it gets even better than that — head to Brisk Zero Drop to enter a giveaway with prizes dropping every hour. The grand prize is something to behold, especially if you’re a sneakerhead: Brisk worked with footwear artist Mache on an extremely limited-edition run of Brisk-inspired sneakers, and only five winners are getting a pair. Start sipping your Brisk Zero Sugar and start entering ASAP, I’d say

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A cool new spring polo for breezy days ahead.

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A must-buy shirt for spring and summer adventures from Filson.

  • I talked earlier this week about the best new men’s gear to buy at Filson, and I’m recommending once more that you check out those picks accordingly. What’s more, I’m also doing the hard work for you and picking out one of the best men’s shirts at Filson for spring and beyond (Hint: It’s the shirt shown above). I didn’t quite have room for it in my guide to the best new shopping picks from the lauded heritage retailer, but the Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt is the durable shirt your spring adventures require.
  • You’ve probably noticed the climbing thermostat and the return of sunny weather, yes? I’ve got just the thing to help you (partially) take on spring and summer in style, and that’s because I updated my guide to the best men’s sunglasses for GearMoose. Prepare accordingly for this weekend and beyond, my friends.

That’s going to wrap it up for today’s Friday Read. Did you find what you were looking for, perhaps new spring sunglasses, one of the best men’s shirts at Filson or perhaps a indigo slub cotton polo from Alex Mill? Allow me to leave you with one final recommended reading pick, and that’d be a rundown of the best cashmere sweater to buy on sale right now (from Todd Snyder, of course). After all, you still need a crucial outer layer for breezy spring days, so who better to shop? Be sure to return tomorrow for our Style Pick of the Week, and let’s make it a great weekend, folks.

See Now, Buy Now: This Packable Jacket from Faherty Brand Is Perfect for Late Summer

Your new favorite jacket for the end of summer (and into early fall) — guaranteed.

It’s official — we’re slowly but surely getting through the dog days of summer and ever closer to *gulp* Labor Day weekend. How about that? Even as Labor Day approaches, you still need summer style essentials, and to be sure, you need one of the best men’s jackets on your back, perhaps now more than ever. That’s because breezy late summer weather doesn’t slow down, and thus, I give you the Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket. It’s quite simply got plenty going for it, making it one of the best casual jackets for men on the market at the moment. But as with Faherty Brand, there really is so much more than meets the eye.

You very well might recognize the brand from past posts on this site — they make a stylish summer poncho and some of the best men’s flannel shirts, too — and their commitment to casually cool-yet-rugged styles never wavers. This classic packable jacket is the epitome of what the brand does best, made to fit right into your rugged weekender bag for one final beach getaway — and featuring nylon construction to battle sea beezes and rain, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

The right details make for the best casual jacket for the summer months, folks.

Make no mistake, a stylish casual jacket is a must-have in your rotation of the best summer gear, even if it’s sunny and warm during the day. Back patio beers and bonfires await, and the best summer jacket is just what you need — it’s easy to throw on over your favorite T-shirt or a rugged denim shirt, complemented by breezy rolled chinos or hybrid swim shorts. Heck, this Faherty Brand jacket could even work well into early fall, if layered up properly with one of the best crewneck sweatshirts and your favorite pair of blue jeans. Whaddya say? The bold retro stripe on the front of this jacket is eyecatching and yet subtly stylish — kind of like a cool, old lifeguard jacket. Isn’t that what you want at the beach and on the boardwalk this summer? No matter where you’re headed the rest of August and into fall, Faherty Brand has you covered.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: This Faherty Brand Shirt is the Best Flannel Shirt for Winter — Guaranteed

A classic flannel shirt done up in remarkable fabric from Faherty Brand.

We’re making — as we so often do — a rather bold claim here today at The Style Guide, but it’s one I think you’ll appreciate. The best flannel shirt for winter (or certainly, one of them) is pictured above and featured throughout this article today: That’d be the Faherty Brand Brushed Everyday Shirt, a super-soft, ultra-cozy, extremely well-made flannel shirt for winter weather. The difference is in the details, as one would expect from Faherty Brand, and that’s why it’s worth it to turn toward this laidback, timeless brand to upgrade your winter shirting in a hurry.
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But wait … maybe you’re wondering why you should drop some hard-earned cash on this shirt? To be fair, this rugged flannel shirt is $148, but again, it’s rugged, classic shirting you’re investing in here — and you’re getting tons of wearability in turn (to say the very least). Faherty’s family-run ethos (the company was founded by brothers Mike and Alex in 2013) shines through, right down to the fact that you know who’s designing your shirt — and testing it out, for that matter.
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A classic fit leaves room for layering without going overboard. Well-done, Faherty Brand.

We mentioned that this classic flannel shirt stands apart for its fabric — and that’s certainly true in this instance. Faherty Brand’s Brushed Everyday Shirt is made with soft brushed cotton for a remarkable feel and finish — it’s almost like wearing a blanket (minus, y’know, the actual blanket part of things). This flannel shirt is also a heavier weight than your typical Oxford shirt, so you should feel free to layer it up atop your favorite henley and perhaps throw on a down vest to venture out on a cold Friday night. The Lodge Check pattern found on this stylish flannel shirt is perfect for winter, too — that color combo should play well off everything from your favorite blue jeans and rugged leather boots to slim tan chinos, a navy peacoat and classic chukka boots. Essentially, whether you need a flannel shirt to wear to the office or a classic winter shirt you can throw on to look polished as you grab a weekend coffee, well, Faherty Brand’s Brushed Everyday Shirt is the one you’re going to want — ASAP.

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See Now, Buy Now: This Faherty Brand Sherpa Jacket Is The Best New Winter Jacket to Buy

The perfect winter jacket to buy now? I’ll let you be the judge of that.

OK, you know the drill. We’re kicking 2020 (yes, 2020!) off with a bang as I put forth another entry in our ongoing See Now, Buy Now series, featuring one standout product to shop right now. In the case of today’s post, well, we’re telling you  all about one of the best winter jackets, a pleasingly rugged, cozy and versatile Faherty Brand sherpa jacket that also doubles as a shirt — and a stylish layer in its own right, at that. This Sherpa Lined Wool CPO from Faherty Brand takes its cues from all the right areas — namely, it’s inspired by and named after the warm, classic Chief Petty Officer coats (hence, CPO) worn in the field. It’s one of the most rugged jackets you can buy, yet it retains the classic Faherty Brand aesthetic — laidback, easygoing and yet functional and rugged. Of course, the specs are what really sets this thing apart — as one would expect.

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You won’t have any trouble staying warm in this jacket.

Firsst of all, there’s the high-pile fleece lining for extra comfort — that makes this a worthwhile layer to pair up with your favorite henley or a rugged thermal shirt in equal measure. Heck, you can even wear it atop another Faherty Brand shirt for an added layer (quite literally) of perfectly rugged style. The sleeves of this Sherpa Lined Wool CPO from Faherty Brand are also lined with nylon, an added touch that delivers even more comfort. Heck, from the sounds of it, the Sherpa Lined Wool CPO might be as comfortable as wearing, well, a blanket (as Faherty so wisely says). And as if you needed it, the Vintage Blue Plaid pattern is a fun way to shake things up through the doldrums of winter. So, there’s no more time to waste — snag your new favorite jacket right now.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Sherpa-Lined CPO Jacket 

See Now, Buy Now: The Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket Is Your Go-To Winter Travel Layer

The ideal outer layer for comfort and functionality as you travel.

If you’re anything like me, maybe you’re hitting the road for winter travel soon (we’ve got Christmas next week, after all!). And maybe you’re wondering how to dress for winter travel? Well, I think I’ve got part of that equation solved for you — The Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket belongs on your top half for your next trip. The great thing about gear from Faherty Brand is that it’s at once easygoing yet functional, the perfect type of gear to grab and go as you dash off to the airport or to catch a train (or a bus, or an automobile?). And the Atmosphere Jacket is, helpfully, a two-for-one deal — much like the Faherty Brand Bondi Jacket, as featured recently on the blog. That kind of versatility can’t be topped.

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Layer up for winter travel with this Faherty Brand jacket.

That is to say, the Atmosphere Jacket wears like both a shirt and, well, a jacket, from the easy-to-layer fit to the 100 percent nylon construction. It’s a lightweight layer for the airport that’ll also insulate you from winter’s chill outside — that’s a major positive. The Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket uses channel quilting for extra warmth, too. In short: Throw on the Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket with a crisp white T-shirt and perfectly faded jeans for your next long flight. But Beau, isn’t it acceptable to wear slouchy sweats and a baggy hoodie to travel? Not so fast, my friend.

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No sir, the Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket (also available in Black and Navy) is exactly the travel style upgrade you need to make, regardless of where your plans might lead. While others are trying to just catch their connecting flight, wearing a warm & stylish layer like the Atmosphere Jacket might help you take on the day with a bit more polish. It’s as easy as throwing on a great coat — like the Atmosphere Jacket — and then upgrading your bottom half (again, perfectly faded jeans are the way to go). Plus, the Atmosphere Jacket  features custom rubberized Faherty snap buttons and two front chest pockets for durability — and the perfect place to store your everyday carry essentials going through security! Bingo. And on chilly winter mornings when you get to your destination? Throw on the Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket and pair it with slim, tailored sweatpants — and maybe the Huckberry Duck Boots — to grab a weekend coffee.

How do you dress for winter travel? Is this shirt jacket on your list?

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Atmosphere Jacket