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).

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Epic Quilted Fleece CPO

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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Faherty Brand delivers yet again

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

Best short-sleeve henleys for men

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.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley

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 Sunday Sale: Take 25 Percent Off This Essential Bomber Jacket from Faherty Brand

Reversible Surplus Bomber - Dark Olive – Faherty Brand

What is spring, ladies and gentlemen, if not the chance to get one of the best men’s bomber jackets on sale for a heck of a deal? So begins another edition of the Sunday Sale, with a very timely, very functional and very essential outerwear pick for your consideration. The Faherty Brand Reversible Surplus Bomber is two jackets for the price of one from this famed NYC brand, with the sort of utility that makes it mighty fitting to be worn the rest of spring. And I should mention that it’s more than 25 percent off, making it one of the best men’s on-sale jackets to buy at the moment. In fact, it’s the perfect jacket for both March and April (and breezy summer nights thereafter), featuring both a quilted nylon side and a washed cotton twill side.

Either edition of this stylish bomber jacket is simply ideal for laidback spring style that works and works. The entire Faherty Men’s Sale collection is worth your time this season, too — it features soft-washed shirts, cool hooded poncho sweaters and plenty more gear with which to load up your favorite weekender bag in advance of a spring getaway. On that note, you should also certainly shop the Faherty New Arrivals section, packed with some of the coolest men’s gear for the season ahead. But back to this durable bomber jacket for spring, ehh?

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Reversible Surplus Bomber

Reversible Surplus Bomber - Dark Olive – Faherty Brand

As with anything from Faherty, the Faherty Brand Reversible Surplus Bomber checks all the right boxes if you’re in search of a classic bomber jacket (and one that’s on sale for a very nice deal, to boot). The textured heather rib collar and cuffs are ideal touches for a breezy spring day, because you don’t want any flimsy edges on your spring jacket (plus, the heathered fabric is a neat visual detail). The Dark Olive color is the definition of spring-ready versatility, what with the ability to be worn with staple items like light wash denim or classic tan chinos and your favorite henley with ease.

The bomber jacket silhouette is also classic enough to work with items as simple as a grey T-shirt or as office-ready as a washed Oxford shirt from Faherty Brand. And at this price, you’re going to want to get tons of wear out of the Faherty Brand Reversible Surplus Bomber — talk about plenty of bang for your buck. When the going gets tough, the tough get the affordable and stylish bomber jacket shown here today. Happy shopping, folks.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Reversible Surplus Bomber

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.

Be sure to enter to win one of five pairs of Brisk sneakers made by footwear artist Mache.

  • 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

Alex Mill review

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.

The Friday Read: L.L. Bean’s Winter Snow Boots, New Olivers Apparel Gear & The Perfect Flannel Shirt

L.L. Bean Tumbled Leather Snow Boots

Classic winter boots with style and functionality top of mind.

If your weather forecast has been anything like the weather we’ve been dealing with in Brooklyn lately, I’d wager you could use a pair of the best men’s winter boots from L.L. Bean, as shown above, ehh? It’s always helpful, in my mind, to remember that a classic brand is continuing to churn out functional, useful gear for harsh seasons, especially when winter storms sneak up unexpectedly (NYC got 15 inches of snow last week!). In this case, consider this your Friday endorsement: Head to L.L. Bean to jumpstart your weekend, upgrade your rotation of the best men’s boots for winter and step out in style in the process. Oh, and you’ll avoid getting caught off-guard when massive snowstorms roll into town (because you just know there’s another one on the way, right??). So, there you have it: Classic L.L. Bean boots for the win. Now, let’s keep it rolling with more of the best gear and weekend reads, ehh?

On that note, I should mention that I’m thankful I got out of town just in time — I headed (safely!) to Florida earlier this week, where I’ll be spending the next few weeks lounging by the pool, hanging out with my dogs and enjoying local craft beer from Florida’s Point Ybel Brewing, of course. Do you have any plans for a safe, warm-weather winter getaway? I’ll also be staying busy on the writing front, starting with my Saturday newsletter. If you haven’t yet subscribed to The Style Guide In Brief, feel free to check it out! I write twice a week about menswear, craft beer and indie rock, and best of all, it’s free. Last Saturday, I actually wrote about indie icon Phoebe Bridgers’ appearance on SNL — what a night that was, ehh? In the meantime, the rest of today’s Friday Read is below. Make it a great one!

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A laidback, expertly crafted shirt to wear on winter weekends aplenty.

  • Let’s kick off the weekend with a shopping pick, the sort of shirt you can wear at home or on the road. Consider the Faherty Brand Knit Seasons Shirt the type of shirt you can throw on and then forget about: It’s laidback and easygoing, yet still more than suitable to wear on a Zoom call. And when you want one of the best men’s shirts for winter layering (say, atop your favorite henley from Faherty Brand), it can more than readily step up in the clutch. All that’s missing now is a favorite vinyl record spinning and a fresh pot of coffee brewing this weekend. How about it?

Olivers Apparel review

Your new go-to workout shorts for winter and well beyond that.

  • Alright, now let’s go for something a bit less winter-centric and a bit more focused on your “home gym” (or laidback weekend hangs at home). That’s where Olivers Apparel comes into play. If you’re not familiar with the brand — check out this blog post, to start — you’d do well to shop the Olivers Apparel All Over Shorts, a style I’ve been wearing frequently in Florida. Moisture-wicking fabric, an elastic waistband and a range of versatile color options make these the best workout shorts for men to buy this instant.

  • Speaking of at-home style, let’s keep things rolling in seriously relaxed comfort this weekend. For GearMoose, I wrote all about the GREATS Driggs Slippers, featuring a natural wool felt upper and a faux-fur lining — consider them a nice change of pace for your feet when you kick off your boots at the end of a long day. On that note, you’d also do well to check out my guide to the best hiking boots from GREATS, too.
  • One last style item for your weekend: Head over to Maxim to read about the stunning and newly launched Piaget Skeleton Polo Watch, an updated take on the brand’s iconic Polo Watch that offers a close look at the inner workings of this handsome and refined timepiece. A guy can dream, right?

Here’s one more style guide for your weekend — quite literally, that is. I talked earlier this week about how to wear a shawl collar cardigan casually, and if I have anything to say about it, well, this weekend is the perfect time to kick back in cool, classic style (slippers and whiskey very much included in this #OOTD). Click through, kick back and shop away. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

 

Style Pick of the Week: Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt

Faherty Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt

A well-made, comfortable and yet rugged flannel shirt from Faherty Brand.

Folks, the theme of this month has been new menswear for a new year, and what better way to keep that all going than by checking out the best new men’s style for 2021 at Faherty Brand, ehh? The soulful, laidback and ever-stylish California brand focuses on exceptional fabrics, easygoing silhouettes and the kind of versatility that makes these picks a sharp-yet-subtle solution if you’re in search of, say, one of the best flannel shirts for winter. And folks, the Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt is back, it’s better than ever and it’s a perfect weekend style move as our latest Style Pick of the Week. What do ya say, ehh? Every guy can use one of the most rugged flannel shirts out there, yet the Stretch Seaview Flannel also blends a hearty dose of casual comfort and go-anywhere versatility. The fit is ideal for wearing all on its own or layering atop a henley or a slub pocket tee (kind of like the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt), so it’s got plenty going for it — to say the very least. If it’s one of the best flannel shirts for men you seek, it’s quite hard to go wrong (again, to say the least!).

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt 

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Take your pick between seven cool and iconic patterns for winter style from Faherty Brand.

The best men’s flannel shirts have a few things in common, and yet this particular shirt rises above the rest. It’s made with soft organic cotton infused with stretch fabric for comfort and layering in these quarantine times. Better still, you can pick it up in one of seven cool and eye-catching patterns, including the classic Blue Rose Gingham seen above. The button chest pocket adds to the shirt’s more easygoing feel, giving it the sort of look that pairs easily with a thermal henley or a graphic tee for a pop of visual interest. And because it’s tailored but not overly tight, you can readily layer it up or wear it on its own, especially untucked with expertly faded denim or tan chinos. Throw on your favorite pair of leather boots and call it good (or rather, get out there and get a growler of local, brewery-fresh beer, yes?). The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt  checks all the proper boxes these days, to say the very least. Make it yours and make it work for you.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Stretch Seaview Flannel Shirt 

See Now, Buy Now: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is the Season’s Best Shirt

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Just one of several excellent patterns in which you can snag the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt.

When the time comes to stock up on the best shirts for winter (and the holiday season, and everything that goes with it), well, that’s when you need to turn towards Faherty Brand. Let’s get even more specific: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is one of the best shirts of the season, with the sort of versatility other flannel shirts can only dream of bringing to your wardrobe. It’s, as the name implies, a nice hybrid between a sweater and a shirt, with the ability to be worn on its own or layered atop your favorite henley with ease, and in the right conditions (say, on a chilly fall morning on your back deck), it can almost function as a shirt jacket in its own right. Yes indeed, the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is a bestseller from this family-owned company for a reason.

A blend of polyester, viscose and spandex gives it a soft handfeel, while a wide range of colors helps to make this one of the coolest flannel shirts of the moment. You really can’t go wrong with any of the patterns available for the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt, and that’s a huge bonus in my book. Especially if you’re the type of guy who likes to throw on a rugged flannel shirt with jeans any day of the week, it helps that each and every color and pattern works with classic style staples like slim blue denim.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt

Yet another reliable, cool color of the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt.

And when it comes to dressier occasions, like Thanksgiving (next week!) or any small or virtual holiday gatherings you have on your plate, the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt can more than pass muster. It’s polished and well-fitted enough to wear with slim tan chinos and brown leather boots, but you can assuredly wear this classic flannel shirt with rugged twill jeans for more of a casual, workwear-inspired look. That’s the kind of dependability that can be beat, and while this Faherty shirt is pricier than average ($178 at Faherty), you’re really getting both a sweater and a shirt together. In that case, I’d say it’s worth it. And I’d assuredly say that the Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is, without a doubt, your new favorite flannel shirt, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt

The Friday Read: USA-Made Boots from FRYE, Faherty Gives Back & A New Bespoke Post Jacket

The coolest denim jacket for a fall weekend — or a winter weekend.

Folks, I’m here to tell you as we kick off today’s Friday Read that I think I’ve found it. What exactly is it? Well, it’s nothing less than the best denim jacket for fall and winter, the Line of Trade Montana Winterized Denim Trucker Jacket, a standout new addition to the Bespoke Post Web site that you should shop ASAP. As it were, I’m going to be reviewing this Line of Trade denim jacket very soon, and in fact, I had the chance to check it out virtually via Zoom as part of the Bespoke Post Holiday Preview last week (the days of menswear events are far off in the future, sadly!). The great news is, this jacket is available right now in advance of colder weather. And let me tell you this: Right now won’t be the last you hear of this stellar denim jacket, and you can even spot it in an upcoming #OOTD post on this very site in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned, folks.

In the meantime, today’s Friday Read is packed with a heck of a lot of the best gear for fall, so I know you’ll find picks aplenty in the meantime. As for me, I’m going to stay busy this weekend working on my newsletter — The Style Guide In Brief — and you should be sure to subscribe if you want a twice-weekly (Tuesday and Saturday!) dose of menswear, gear, craft beer & naturally, indie rock. It’s all in a day’s work, folks. If you want more seasonal style content, be sure to check out my bylines at Maxim and GearMoose, too. For now, I’m off to take a fall stroll in search of a classic fall beer — and lest we forget, my beloved Michigan State Spartans return (safely, I hope!) to the college football gridiron this weekend. Go Green! It’s the theme of the weekend, after all. Here’s the rest of the Friday Read below.

Perfectly rugged boots that also go towards a good cause.

  • Here’s some great news for you if you like your purchases to give back AND look great at the same time. FRYE, the brand you know and love from this blog (and elsewhere!), is donating $10 to Feeding America for every pair of Made in USA shoes sold in October. My favorite styles include picks like the rugged-yet-ever-so-slightly-dressy Logan Cap Toe Boots and the tough-as-nails FRYE Prison Boots for all-day style this fall and winter. They’re both investment-level boots, but assuredly worth it — for both style and a good cause.

Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt

More stylish menswear that gives back, thanks to Faherty.

  • But wait, there’s more when it comes to giving back and looking great while doing so.  Faherty Brand, a personal favorite of mine for classic pieces like the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt as seen above, is donating 100 percent of proceeds from indigenous-inspired print menswear to Doug Good Feather’s Lakota Way Healing Center — how’s that for a deal you can get behind this season, ehh?
  • Let’s ease into a fall weekend with a perfectly crafted seasonal sipper, shall we? I’ve recently been testing out Spiribam’s Clement Barrel Rhum, a longstanding Caribbean rum favorite you can enjoy in simple rum cocktails or better yet, as an after-dinner sipper. Of course, there’s good news: You can get some of fall’s best rum delivered to you via alcohol delivery service Drizly.
  • We’ve talked spirits, we’ve talked menswear, we’ve talked boots … let’s talk about men’s grooming essentials. I’ve also had the chance to test out the highly effective Disco Face Moisturizer, and it’s with dry fall weather on the way that I’m recommending you check out this brand now. They’re making unique grooming picks with innovative ingredients like eucalyptus, all the better to nourish your skin and reduce inflammation. Pick up some now and look sharp, even as cold weather rolls in.

Before I let you head off into the weekend, dreaming of a rum cocktail or a new winterized denim jacket, allow me to offer up one more fall buying guide. Perhaps a fall road trip is in your future, yes? In that case, check out my guide on how to dress for a fall road trip, featuring stylish sneakerboots, a tough denim jacket and so much more. And here’s one more reminder to hit Subscribe on my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, in time to get my Saturday dispatch (and next Tuesday’s of course). To connect with me further for weekend style tips aplenty, feel free to give me a follow on Twitter. OK, folks. Have a great one!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

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

The Friday Read: The Best Comedies on Amazon Prime, A Faherty Brand Sale & Supporting Small Businesses

Folks, thanks once again for swinging through to check out another Friday Read during evermore strange, trying times. If you’d like to take your mind off the news — and who wouldn’t, at this point?? — I submit to you one of the latest spring style essentials from Buck Mason. The Striped Field-Spec Cotton Surplus Crew is a perfect casual spring layering pick, one you can certainly wear atop a stylish Oxford shirt on a casual day  working from home, a solitary stroll or perhaps, a quick jaunt fo fill up your favorite growler at your favorite brewery. At least, I certainly hope that’s something you can access at the moment. As for me, I’ve been spending lots of time listening to my favorite records, drinking coffee, writing, and of course — during the week — holding down the fort at my social media agency day job (from afar, naturally). My writing work is ongoing at GearMoose if you’re of the mind to stock up on some new EDC essentials or other key gear picks, too. In fact, I just wrote about some of the best hand creams for men, a crucial necessity as we all head to the sink more and more to keep our hands germ-free. Today’s Friday Read is going to focus on a healthy dose of menswear, but I’m also of the mind that you can do that while giving back. We’re looking at brands you know and love like Taylor Stitch, and maybe one or two you’re not as familiar with. If you want to keep up with what I’m reading and enjoying at the moment, follow me on Instagram. In the meantime, stay safe & thanks for reading.

Kick back and shop this standout menswear sale for a limited time.

  • Let’s dive into one of the best men’s sales to shop now, shall we? We all seem to have quite a bit more time to shop online these days, so why not check out the excellent Faherty Brand sitewide sale. In fact, you  can start with the outstanding Faherty Brand Movement Shirt, pictured above. Sitewide sales are a rarity coming from a retailer that makes some of the best men’s casual gear, so get ready to take 25 percent off SITEWIDE for a limited time, with the discount automatically applied at checkout. It’s a standout sale that’ll pay serious dividends in terms of breezy spring style essentials (as shown above!), so start shopping. Again, 25 percent off at Faherty Brand … it sounds great to me.
  • We’ve all been talking a lot lately about “flattening the curve” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and I’ve no doubt you’ve been doing your part. But what if … you could do more? Shop and give back at the same time, that is to say? Well, men’s lifestyle and golf brand Linksoul has launched a charity T-shirt campaign to give back to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and you’d do well to get acquainted with the cause. How does it work? Pre-order a limited-edition Linksoul T-shirt (designed by brand co-founder and artist Geoff Cunningham), and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the CDP. The limited-edition graphic T-shirts will ship out at the end of April, and right now, who couldn’t find a spot in their closet for a stylish tee that gives back? Do your part by visiting Linksoul online this weekend.
  • In the way of other neat and surprisingly positive news related to COVID-19, my good friends at Taylor Stitch have launched a new social campaign — #StandSmall — to support their favorite small businesses and encourage their followers do the same. The campaign features a #StandSmall directory that the brand is updating, and they’ll add your recommendations to the list! Be it through online or delivery orders, merch purchases or donations, I’m willing to bet your favorite local coffee shop, bar or restaurant is doing something to support its community  and its employees during this time.  On that note, Taylor Stitch launched a seriously cool coffee and menswear collab with Arizona creative shop and cafe FourTillFour that’s worth your time (I have some of the coffee on the way!).  Oh, and another note on Taylor Stitch: They’re running an indefinite 25 percent off sale. Get your hands on the best new men’s gear now.
  • To close things out: I’m guessing we could all use a little something to lift our spirits, yes? In that case, I’d suggest checking out the best comedies to watch on Amazon Prime (if in fact you have it) — Vulture curated this list, and there are some old-school throwbacks (pre-World War II) and new, under-the-radar sleepers (literally — “Under the Silver Lake” was a highly enjoyable watch for me last weekend). Enjoy!

That’s going to cap off this edition of The Friday Read. Ideally, you’ve got something new to watch, read or shop this weekend. I’d also recommend you check out the always-excellent mix of spring style essentials on display at Huckberry — they’ve not lost a step yet. Of course, the Huckberry Journal is a never-not-interesting take on what to read, shop and listen to during these trying times and weekends at home — I can’t recommend it enough for when you think you’ve run out of things to read or ways to enrich your mind. Alright, my friends: Be good to each other, stay safe, take care of yourself, and we’ll see you here tomorrow for my Style Pick of the Week. Thanks for reading!

-Beau