The Thursday Buy: This Flint and Tinder Waxed Jacket is a Fall Essential

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Trucker ...

A tried-and-true waxed jacket from a famed brand.

You’ve seen it online, you’ve read about this classic waxed jacket on this blog for years, you’ve probably considered buying it from time to time, and now it’s better than ever. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket is here for the best season in menswear, and not a moment too soon. The Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is nearly the stuff of legend, at least to this writer. As sold by lauded gear and lifestyle retailer Huckberry (whom I trust you know well!), this rugged jacket is one of the site’s best-selling items ever, and for good reason. It’s a tough-as-nails, no-holds-barred, stylish trucker jacket made from durable waxed Martexin sailcloth and finished off with antique metal buttons, plus a flannel lining for fall and winter warmth. With a classic-yet-still-tailored trucker jacket cut, an easy-to-layer design and space for your EDC essentials, it’s an ingenious jacket that’s perhaps one of the best jackets for men for the colder months — that’s not hyperbole if ever you’ve tried it (and I own two myself!).

Heck, if you’ve been thinking about picking up this jacket, there’s never been a better time. The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket comes in more than six versatile, easy-to-style colorways, with tough hardware and plenty of layering potential to match. Wear it atop a chambray shirt or a classic henley (or both), then pair that combination with your favorite denim, the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants or rugged work pants — heck, do all of the above for every day of the week. This is one jacket that can do it all, so get shopping accordingly.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket

#OOTD: How to Wear Your Flint and Tinder Oxford Shirt This Season (And Beyond)

If you’ve been checking your calendar and looking at the weather forecast as obsessively as I have, you’ll be glad to know we’ve entered September, which in my mind heralds what you might call “early fall,” and the chance to, as they say, really start dressin’. That’s where one of the best Oxford shirts comes into play — in fact, you’ll notice the headline gets right down to it. Your Flint and Tinder Oxford shirt — or perhaps, the one you might want to purchase today — is the right building block for a casually cool, versatile and rugged early fall #OOTD, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Although your early fall routines might involve sidewalk dining at a brewery versus hopping around from brewery to distillery and back home, today’s ensemble works well for when you want to (safely) get out of the house in style, be it on a secluded getaway or a day trip.

And when you just feel like putting on your new favorite shirt and teaming it with a rugged chore coat and stylish five-pocket pants — plus classic leather boots? Well, you’ve got all the pieces you need to amp up your early fall day. Remember, though: It doesn’t get off the ground without your Flint and Tinder Oxford shirt from the good folks at Huckberry. Check out the full #OOTD below, then chime in on Twitter to let me know what picks you like (or dislike). Cheers!

Subtly stylish, classically cool men’s must-haves that just work for early fall.

  • The Shirt: Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford Shirt, $88.98 — Get this Flint and Tinder shirt, one of the best Oxford shirts around, in a garment-dyed finish and a classic color. It nearly makes the entire #OOTD, does it not?
  • The Chore Coat: Flint and Tinder Chore Coat, $124.98 — The coolest chore coat on the market also happens to be made by Flint and Tinder. Dress accordingly.
  • The Pants: Buck Mason Khaki Slub Twill Officer Pants, $135 — Pleasingly casual-yet-sharp five-pocket pants in a soft cotton twill fabric. Possibly the perfect pants for early fall, in my opinion.
  • The Boots: Rhodes Dean Boots, $220 — If you haven’t yet tried the excellent Rhodes Dean Boots from the good folks at Huckberry, now’s your chance. We’re talking surprisingly rugged dress boots with a tough, flexible sole and quality design.
  • The Socks: American Trench Mil-Spec Sport Socks with Silver (4-Pack), $42.50 — Take your pick among any number of standout colors of stylish socks from American Trench. As a matter of fact, American Trench socks are my favorite on the market, and they work incredibly well for early fall.
  • The Watch: Timex + Todd Snyder Marlin Watch, $199 — The hits keep coming for the Timex + Todd Snyder partnership, this time focused on a stylish brown leather watch with a handsome navy dial. Easily one of the best men’s dress watches.
  • The Everyday Bag: Filson Rugged Twill Padded Computer Bag, $425 — Invest in the very best with this tough everyday bag that can handle just about anything, your computer (as needed) and everyday carry essentials alongside it. If you just feel like stocking up on to-go beer for now? It can do that, too.
  • The Grooming Essential: Oars + Alps Face + Eye Cream, $22 — Start off fall on the right foot: With a nourishing, essential cream from one of the best men’s grooming brands — it’s designed to moisturize and fight aging & wrinkles on your face and around your eyes. Use the code BEAU15 to get 15 percent off your order, too. 

Here we are at the tail end of another #OOTD, if you can believe it. How ready do you feel for the season ahead? Fall can be mighty unpredictable in terms of the weather and the changing seasons, so hopefully, this look gives you some options and some versatility. I don’t know much, but I do know that wearing a Flint and Tinder shirt in  casual wash and classic fit is as great a way to start a look as any. Add in the fact that Flint and Tinder also happens to make the coolest chore coat, and you’ve got a winning combination up top for your next outdoor excursion or Zoom call in equal measure. To keep the casual-yet-rugged and versatile vibes going, that’s where Buck Mason pants come into play — they’re comfortable yet tough, and essential for multiple seasons (this one included).

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You’re also getting some of the best men’s boots to really drive home fall style: The Rhodes Dean Boots check all the right boxes when it comes to design and functionality. The same can be said for your Timex + Todd Snyder watch, as easy to wear with this look as it is to wear with your favorite henley and faded blue jeans. It all comes together nicely when you add in a pair of American Trench socks for essential seasonal style. Add in the durability of a tough everyday bag and round things out with a face and eye cream from of the best men’s grooming brands, and the season is practically yours for the taking. Stay stylish and stay safe out there, my friends.

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#OOTD: This Is How to Wear Your New Favorite Jacket for Early Fall

If it feels wild to you to be talking about how to dress for early fall, rest assured that you’re not alone. Why, just yesterday, it seemed like we were talking about how to wear chukka boots for summer or even how to style your polo for spring. With all that being said, we’re standing now in mid-August, looking toward Labor Day and the gradual shifting of the seasons. Fall is my favorite time of year, and it’s quite the chance to make your men’s style essentials work for you. That being said, today’s #OOTD covers the kind of men’s gear you can start wearing right now, and then keep wearing on into October if you accessorize correctly (or heck, even longer than that if you live in a temperate climate).

It all starts with, as you’ll see below, perhaps the the best chore coat for men — the type of piece you can grab right now and wear atop a classic T-shirt, or have handy when it comes time to layer up with one of the best transitional shirts for men (as we’ve outlined below). Mix up layers as you please for that day hike, bonfire or to-go brewery visit, because the rest of the following picks (including workwear pants and packable waterproof boots) are ready to stand up to just about anything you’ve got in mind for late summer and into early fall. The full ensemble is below, so if you like what  you see, be sure to let me know the men’s gear essentials you’re picking up — find me on Twitter. Cheers!

A rugged chore coat and other men’s style essentials to move (slowly) from one season to the next.

Believe it or not, that brings us to the end of another #OOTD. Tough to believe, right? Hopefully, you’re a little more mentally prepared for the end of summer and the start of fall (sad, I know!). But that doesn’t mean you have to stow away your summer gear entirely — in fact, plenty of these pieces can easily qualify as early fall style essentials for September and October. That goes for the centerpiece of this outfit, a rugged jacket that’s easy to wear right now with lightweight pieces (a la that excellent rugged henley from Todd Snyder), as well as classic transitional pieces — hence, the classic men’s shirt shown above, too.

These pieces are rugged and adventure-minded (go off-trail or visit your cabin in style), all thanks to the Proof Rover Pants and some of the best men’s boots, a rugged and packable pair that doesn’t miss a beat in terms of style. Because who knows what plans you’ve got in store on or off the grid these days, I’m also recommending you snag one of the toughest shoulder bags to handle your everyday carry essentials. Naturally, to make sure you stay on time through it all, a stylish everyday watch belongs on your wrist, too. We’re not done yet, folks. No sir — because it’s still summer and all, some polarized sunglasses from Raen Optics are going to come in handier than you might think. While ending summer can be a bit of a bummer, it brings with it the promise of one of the best seasons for menswear: Fall! We’ll be right here at The Style Guide every step of the way to help you out.

 

The List: Buy All These New Men’s Style Picks for the Dog Days of Summer

Astorflex Sandflex | Huckberry

A perfectly easygoing pair of stylish slip-ons for the tail end of summer.

Can you believe we’re nearly halfway through August? It’s astonishing in its own way, and although you might be tired of the heat, it’s not done with us yet — that’s why it’s still prudent to get some of the best essentials for the summer heat via my latest edition of The List. We’ll throw in a  few rugged gear picks you can rock past Labor Day (steadily approaching!) and on into early fall — in total, you’ll find 20 of the best men’s style essentials for right now. To keep things light, breezy and stylish, we’ll start things off with some of the best slip-on shoes for men, a uniquely cool pair from Huckberry that you can start wearing this instant. Happy reading, my friends.

Astorflex Sandflex — $125

Astorflex Sandflex | Huckberry

The most stylish leather slip-ons (possibly) for a low, low price.

If you’ve never tried a pair of Astorflex shoes, now is a great time to start. This family-owned brand of Italian shoemakers delivers some of the coolest shoes for guys for any season, from suede chukka boots to the perfectly summer-ready Astorflex Sandflex slip-ons for lazy summer days (and for wearing with the best men’s chinos, of course).

Save Khaki Utility Anorak — $220

Save Khaki Utility Anorak | Huckberry

Your new favorite transitional jacket for chilly summer nights and breezy early fall days. One of the best men’s jackets, no doubt.

Maybe you know Save Khaki because of the fact that they make, well, some of the best men’s khaki pants on the planet. But what if I told you they now make one of the best transitional jackets out there, too? This rugged anorak — made in partnership with New Balance — is what you need for your next hike or camping trip.

Buck Mason Slub Classic Pocket Tee — $40

A classic pocket tee done the Buck Mason way.

As ever, if you peruse the pages of this blog, you might know that (IMHO) Buck Mason makes one of the very best men’s T-shirts in the game. They’re now turning their attention toward a cool pocket tee you can rock with just about anything — shop accordingly.
Taylor Stitch  Jack Shirt in Blue Everyday Oxford — $98 or 3 Shirts for $220

This is the best Oxford shirt to buy right now — period.

Folks, we sure do love San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch here on the blog. Hopefully, you’ve had positive experiences with them, but in my estimation, they nail the fit and the fabric when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. Pick up at least one of the best men’s shirts for any season ASAP. In fact, wear this classic Oxford shirt with your new linen pants. On that note…

Billy Reid Cotton-Linen Five-Pocket Pants — $100.98

Breezy, stylish men’s pants for summer. It’s that simple.

The best casual pants for men come from an iconic American designer that just knows how to make guys look good — that’d be Mr. Billy Reid. These stylish five-pocket pants feature a crucial cotton-linen blend for perfect summer style. Again, pair them with the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. Plus, it’s rare to find gear from Billy Reid on sale, ehh?
Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Slub Jersey Montauk Polo — $88

One of the coolest polos for men, guaranteed.

Hey hey, let’s stick with another one of America’s best menswear designers here in Todd Snyder, shall we? The designer has perfected the art of the American-made polo, something that’s seriously tricky to do. Call this one of the best men’s polos — it’s 100 percent true.
HELM Boots Brass Buckle Wide Belt — $98

Get a belt to go with your rugged HELM boots — and get $50 off your first order in the process.

When it comes to the best men’s gear, only the best men’s accessories will do — right? This is no moreso the case than when it comes to the stylish leather belt you need to complement your rugged leather boots. As it were, HELM Boots has you covered here.
FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers — $198
The great thing about the best leather sneakers is how easily they work for right now (the doldrums of August), and yet how readily you can wear these stylish leather sneakers on into fall. FRYE does it right when it comes to the best men’s shoes, folks.
VAER Watches A5 Automatic Field Watch — $449
VAER Watches A5 Field Automatic | Huckberry

The coolest field watch of the moment? Possibly, possibly.

A rugged field watch is yet another essential you can put to great use now, and then keep on using come fall and winter. VAER Watches successfully delivers one of the best men’s field watches for the everyday and beyond, my friends.
Blackhouse Cowdell Coffee Table — $970

The rugged, efficient, effective coffee table of your dreams, with plenty of storage space.

A great coffee table really can change up the character of your den or your living room, at home or at your cabin. Luckily, Huckberry stocks and sells one of the coolest coffee tables I’ve seen in some time — I’m envious, given that my space in Brooklyn is limited!
Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew Tee — $32

This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about Mott and Bow T-shirts on the blog, and it won’t be the last. This is among the best crewneck T-shirts to pair up with your Mott and Bow jeans.

Proof Marled Travel Shirt — $108

A travel shirt you can actually wear anywhere you want for summer.

Travel is looking mighty different these days — but travel-ready men’s shirting still belongs in your wardrobe. Take this casual performance shirt, with its comfortable marled fabric blend and versatile fit. It’s one of the best men’s shirts for late summer weather — and early fall transitional style.

Ibex Journey Long-Sleeve Crew — $98

Journey Long Sleeve Crew

Speaking of the best men’s shirts for travel, how about this finely made merino wool long-sleeve shirt from Ibex? The aptly named Ibex Journey Long-Sleeve Crew should provide endless comfort at home and on the road.

Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase — $189

A rugged, durable and stylish everyday bag from Topo Designs.

The ways in which we “commute” (or not!) are quite different these days, but you still need the best gear for summer adventures. This stylish briefcase from Topo Designs checks all the right boxes, does it not?
Szanto Roland Sands Icon Signature Watch — $190.98

A cool watch collaboration and a vintage-inspired design.

These last few weeks of summer call for an adventure-ready watch you can start wearing right now, then keep wearing when the weather turns. This rugged watch, inspired by vintage racing designs, is your new favorite watch to wear with faded jeans and a henley. Speaking of …
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley — $38

Easily the best short-sleeve henley for summer — or, the end of summer.

It’s almost a no-brainer to pick up one of the best men’s henleys — or heck, more than one! — from Huckberry. Flint and Tinder, of course, has managed to churn out an American-made henley that’s as rugged and versatile as it gets.
Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt — $155

A rugged men’s shirt you should wear as often as you can right now — and later this year.

Want the type of everyday summer shirt you can invest in now and then continue to rock into fall and winter? That’s exactly what Freemans Sporting Club has done here with this rugged utility shirt. Stylish enough to wear atop your favorite tee or underneath a classic denim jacket.
Basic Hard Seltzer — Price Varies

A fun and refreshing fridge addition. I love the Pamplemousse flavor the most.

Let’s close things out with a fun summer sipper. If you follow the blog, you know I love an ice-cold beer as much as the next guy. But what about when the occasion calls for something lighter? Something fresh, effervescent and flavorful? That’s where Basic Hard Seltzer comes into play. The brand (which I had the chance to test out recently) takes a “no-BS” approach to quality seltzer you can stock in your cooler for weekend trips aplenty.
Frye Bowery Chukka Boots — $328
Frye Bowery Chukka Boots

The coolest chukka boots your money can buy, very nearly.

Getting back into menswear to close things out here, it’s never too early to stock up on the best men’s chukka boots for fall. And my friends, that’s what the Frye Bowery Chukka Boots happen to be.
Filson Ultralight Vest — $145

A durable, dependable lightweight vest that’ll wear nicely heading into fall.

Consider this lightweight vest the perfect transitional layer atop your favorite henley (paired with the Frye Bowery Chukka Boots and slim denim). Ideal to pack on trips and throw on when it gets unexpectedly chilly.

From hard seltzer to the best everyday summer shirt to an American-made henley, what are we digging the most today, my friends? The right gear to carry us through the end of summer is going to come in mighty handy in the days ahead, that much is true. However, you can also rock plenty of these picks on the daily into fall and winter — witness a stylish leather belt from HELM Boots or the the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, for starters. As for me, my top pick today just might be the Astorflex Sandflex for end-of-summer relaxation. Heck, they’d wear extremely well with one of the best men’s polos from Todd Snyder, too. Last but not least, I wouldn’t say no to a casual performance shirt from Proof, either. Got favorites of your own? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading, as always!

-Beau

See Now, Buy Now: You Need This Flint and Tinder Shirt is One of the Best Men’s Shirts — Period

One of the best shirts for men as we transition from summer into fall.

Do we talk about the great work being done by Flint and Tinder often enough on this blog? Yes, but perhaps … not enough. This newly iconic menswear brand from the minds of the good folks at Huckberry never seems to miss a beat, and that goes for icons like the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket as well as its light wash jeans, and of course … one of the best men’s shirts on the market. That’s what you’re getting with the Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt, one of the more versatile men’s shirts your author has seen in some time. To wit: We’re in early August, looking slowly but surely toward September and the changing seasons. You need a classic shirt to carry you through it all, and Flint and Tinder delivers. It’s really that simple. Except — it’s not. You see, Flint and Tinder doesn’t just throw its label on any old shirt, no sir. You’re going to love what goes into this stylish casual shirt, that much I can say. Heck, did I mention the price? More than agreeable — $98 at Huckberry. OK, onward to the specs of your new favorite shirt.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt 

Flint and Tinder Garment Dyed Poplin Shirt | Huckberry

One of three classic colors in which you can snag this essential men’s shirt.

It should come as no surprise that this classic casual shirt is a hot seller, given the affordable price and the quality construction here. It’s handmade in a family factory in Portual, a country that routinely churns out some of the best shirts for men (this one included). The classic Oxford styling and breezy poplin fabric are ideal to wear right now as we end summer (perhaps with slim chinos and your favorite chukka boots), then layer up this stretch poplin shirt atop a rugged long-sleeve henley when things start to get chilly. Plus, who can resist the multi-season color options like Dusk or Sage? Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt offers plenty of style in a modern, fresh package. The chest pocket (store your sunglasses!) and the back pleat (for added mobility) are huge bonuses, too. The point is this: The Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt is the rare shirt you can start wearing in August and keep wearing once the leaves turn. Act accordingly.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt 

A note: Flint and Tinder shirts tend to sell quickly — luckily, Huckberry stocks plenty of the best shirts for men for several seasons. Give ’em a look.

The List: Stay Stylish This Summer with the Very Best New Men’s Gear Picks

Kicked back and dressed in style with one of the best denim jackets.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always surprised when it’s time to get down to another edition of The List — already?? It’s already time to talk, once more, about the best new men’s gear here on The Style Guide? In short, my friends — yes, it’s that time again. As we close out July (which is wild in and of itself), I’d say that certain men’s style essentials (like that Flint and Tinder denim jacket shown above) are going to be paramount to keeping the season rolling. We’ll dig into rugged EDC picks, one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts — from a brand you know and love — and naturally, one of the best men’s watches. Doesn’t that all sound great? It does to me. Let’s dive on into the best summer gear, folks.

Flint and Tinder Vintage Wash Denim Jacket — $178

A perfectly executed denim jacket from Flint and Tinder.

If you thought you had your summer outerwear all sorted out, think again. This vintage wash denim jacket is as classic and cool as it gets, making it the perfect summer jacket to wear with your favorite T-shirt and slim denim for a weekend of to-go brewery visits or an upstate camping trip.

Todd Snyder Herringbone Camp Pants in Olive — $268

Durable, rugged utility pants to wear for summer adventures.

Let’s stick with a more muted summer color theme when it comes to these rugged men’s pants, shall we? Todd Snyder excels at making menswear for situations both tailored and casual, and these stylish utility pants are as suited for back patio beers as they are for a park hike. Call ’em of some of the best men’s pants, easily.

HELM Boots Nils Wheat Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Rugged-yet-versatile leather dress shoes to wear day in and day out.

Searching for standout men’s dress shoes you can wear with your Todd Snyder Camp Pants (or heck, any pair of stylish men’s pants this summer)? These stylish leather dress shoes from Austin’s HELM Boots manage to be rugged, refined & yet perfect for a dressy summer date night at home. They’re a winner in my book.

Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve One-Pocket Shirt — $85

The perfect short-sleeve shirt for summer? You decide.

Another day, another one of the best short-sleeve shirts from Buck Mason — how about that, ehh? This stylish short-sleeve shirt is easy to throw on and forget about — as in, it’ll look great from day to night without missing a beat, especially when worn with some rugged men’s pants.

Timex Q Timex Reissue Watch — $179

A retro watch you can wear with all the best men’s gear on this list — guaranteed.

The Q Timex Reissue Watch has gotten a lot of love here on the blog in these past few weeks, and for good reason: As long as one of the best vintage-inspired watches is still available for sale (and from Huckberry, no less), it’s worth a reminder — or three — to upgrade your watch collection.

Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve California Shirt — $98

A seriously cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Let’s keep things rolling with another one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men, this time from Taylor Stitch. The Taylor Stitch California Shirt,a personal favorite, gets a very cool update here — it’s perhaps one of the coolest printed shirts you can buy now, and it’s perfect for a socially distanced summer outing.

 Bespoke Post Carry Box — $45 (When You Sign Up to Join Bespoke Post)  

Sign up for Bespoke Post to get a great deal on these EDC essentials.

Pivoting over to the best everyday carry essentials for a second, the aptly named Bespoke Post Carry Box is a serious essential for the guy who needs tough gear on the daily. This handy EDC kit also happens to be stylish and affordable, and it’s only $45 when signing up for Bespoke Post.

Outdoor Fellow No. 8 Sandalwood + Clove Candle — $36 

A cool candle to upgrade your space? Sure thing.

Hey now, we’ve all been spending a heck of a lot more time at home these days, so for your den or your office, you need one of the best candles — Outdoor Fellow, as sold by the great folks at Huckberry, has you covered.
Wellen Playa Chino Shorts — $48

Well-made, affordable men’s shorts you’ll wear for summer weekends aplenty.

Let’s pivot away from the best men’s blazer for a second and talk casual style. To be more specific: Let’s talk about how the Wellen Playa Chino Shorts are some of the most affordable men’s shorts you can buy this summer. For under $50, you’re getting an agreeable 9-inch inseam and slubby cotton fabric for comfort. The best men’s shorts can work all day long, that’s just a fact.
Freemans Sporting Club Pocket T-Shirt in Cactus — $55

One of the best T-shirts for men, and that’s just a fact.

There’s no question that you’re absolutely going to get plenty of wear this season (and next) out of one of the best men’s T-shirts. Invest in top-notch quality with this stylish pocket T-shirt from Freemans Sporting Club. Feel free to wear it with stylish utility pants and perhaps a vintage wash denim jacket (you know the one!).
GlassesUSA SeaClean Tortoiseshell Sunglasses — $45  

Some of the most sustainable, best men’s sunglasses out there.

If you’re in search of, say a deal on men’s sunglasses, then GlassesUSA.com is assuredly the way to go. Heck, you can get 60 percent off your first pair of stylish men’s sunglasses, like these sustainably made, affordably priced shades.
LEMS Shoes Trailhead Shoes — $130

Dependably rugged hiking shoes for summer and beyond.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about how LEMS Shoes makes some of the most rugged men’s shoes out there, period. That’s the case with the ever-popular LEMS Trailhead Shoes, which could very well be the perfect shoes for your next summer adventure.
Relwen Finespun Stripe Polo — $98

An effortlessly cool polo for summer to wear all the time.

Relwen is another longtime favorite of the blog, consistenly known for churning out the best men’s gear for summer in beyond. In this case, that effort gets a bit more dressed up, thanks to this stylish men’s polo. Wear it as often as you can, especially with stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots and of course, your new favorite pants from Todd Snyder.
Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki — $118

As stylish a pair of jeans as it gets, and ideal for summer, too.

What to pair up with your Relwen polo? Well, my friends … that’s easy. Turn toward your favorite pair of jeans, and from a brand that just gets out to offer quality men’s jeans at the right price. If you’re asking me if Mott and Bow jeans are any good, my answer is yes (I hope you feel the same!).

Proof Lightweight Travel Blazer — $168

A durable, versatile summer blazer — available via Huckberry, naturally.

Travel might not exactly be the name of the game at the moment, but if you want a versatile men’s jacket for summer, one that’s easy to throw on for a Zoom call and then continue wearing for a breezy date night at home, you want one of the best men’s blazers as shown here from Proof.
Billykirk No. 277 Standard Issue Laptop Sleeve — $90

A tough sleeve for your laptop, guaranteed.

Perhaps you’re not transporting your laptop back to the office or on the road yet, but one of the best laptop sleeves is still critical when caring for your computer at home. Leave it to Billykirk to make a rugged, stylish laptop sleeve using the brand’s extensive know-how.
Maapilim Balancing Toner — $35

One of the best ways to care for and energize your skin this summer.

Invest in the best men’s skincare this season with one of, well, the best ways to treat your skin this summer: A  great toner. Maapilim‘s excellent balancing toner has become a favorite of mine this season for its easy utility in the summer heat. This toner for men is designed to clarify, even and energize your skin, and it certainly does all of that.
Western Rise Limitless Merino Buttondown Shirt — $129

A shirt to keep you cool and stylish this summer.

We’ve talked on the blog this summer about how Western Rise makes some of the best performance gear for men, including one of the best merino shirts — that knowlege is more critical than ever in the heat of summer. The Western Rise Limitless Merino Shirt keeps you cool and stylish, no matter where your days take you.
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Once again, my friends, we’ve run through a whole host of the best men’s gear picks, and I hope you enjoyed it. As I always say, I have difficulty choosing a favorite when it comes to the best men’s summer gear — how about you? Are you all about the dependability and style of the Western Rise Limitless Merino Shirt or the LEMS Trailhead Shoes, or are you going to go more bold with a pair of the Todd Snyder Camp Pants?   I’m also, of course, a huge fan of the Q Timex Reissue Watch and the Taylor Stitch California Shirt … but if I had to pick just one, I’m going with the incredible vintage wash denim jacket featured at the top of the page from Flint and Tinder. For now, head to my Instagram to see how I’m wearing my favorite summer gear, or join me on Twitter to talk all things #menswear. Lastly: Thanks for reading!

The List: Upgrade Your Summer Wardrobe with the Best Men’s Gear on the Market

The best jacket for a cold summer night? You tell me.

Does it feel odd that the time is well and truly here to shop for the best summer style essentials (if you haven’t already, that is)? All of this is to say, it’s taken a heck of a long time in our current world to get to what properly feels like summer, and maybe, you’re feeling behind in the game. Not to worry, because today’s edition of The List is covering the best men’s gear for cool evenings and hot days at home and out on the trail (socially distanced, of course). We’ll cover your new favorite summer jacket (hint: It’s at the top of the page), plus the best new sneakers & plenty more.I hope you’re ready, because we’re looking at 20 of the best men’s gear picks to buy now. OK, let’s dive on in.

Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $168

An updated take on one of the best trucker jackets around.

Just when you thought the Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket couldn’t get any better, well, Huckberry went and made this rugged, unlined trucker jacket to wear atop, say, your favorite T-shirt this summer. It’s easily one of summer’s best jackets. Speaking of that tee …

Grayers Micro Stripe Pocket Tee — $38

A breezy, cool pocket tee to wear all summer.

Yes indeed, here’s your new favorite T-shirt. Well, that is to say … it could be. Available in summer-friendly colors like the bright blue seen here, this Grayers T-shirt is practically made for casual weekends aplenty, especially when worn with slim tan chinos and stylish sneakers.

Timex MS1 Maritime Sport Watch — $158

Rugged and dependable as can be from Timex.

When we’re talking casual gear like a stylish T-shirt and an unlined trucker jacket, well, one of the best men’s summer watches has to be part of the conversation too, yes? The Timex MS1 Maritime Sport Watch is easily a standout casual, affordable watch to snag right now.

Duke Cannon Moderately Essential Hygiene Set — $45 

The right men’s grooming essentials for summer — easily.

Believe it or not, for just $45, you’re getting some of the best men’s grooming essentials for any season — not just the start of summer. The Duke Cannon Moderately Essential Hygiene Set is cleverly named, yes, but also features the grooming essentials to buy for summer, including an excellent face wash.

Billykirk No. 486 Schoolboy Satchel — $550

Durable, rugged — and your new favorite bag.

It might seem odd to talk about one of the best messenger bags for men given that a lot of us are sticking at home rather than jaunting to the office, but when that rugged leather messenger bag is made by Billykirk, well, it’s worth talking about. Invest in this handsome leather satchel bag, then get ready to break it in trip after trip.

La Paz Alegra Short-Sleeve Buttondown — $147.98

A classic, cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Now that the thermostat’s climbing, you might realize you’re missing something — one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, maybe. Head to Huckberry and pick up this classic short-sleeve shirt in a fun pattern ASAP.

HELM Boots Declan Tan Boots — $295

Classic suede chukka boots from Austin’s HELM Boots.

Let’s shift gears for just a second. Perhaps you’re going with a classic short-sleeve shirt  up top, and some faded slim jeans below … and then, you’re putting on these rugged suede chukka  boots from HELM Boots. They’re a lightweight pair of summer boots to wear anywhere your errands take you (beer pick-ups at your favorite brewery, particularly). Yes indeed, HELM Boots makes ’em right.

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Natural Everyday Chambray — $82.60

Your new favorite summer shirt? Very possibly.

For unstoppable everyday summer style — pun intended — you absolutely should pick up one of the best chambray shirts for men from Taylor Stitch. Reliably made with quality fabric, this Taylor Stitch shirt is one of my favorites (and it’ll be one of yours, too). Plus, you can get 30 percent off at Taylor Stitch right  now, so hop on it. 

Gingko HiFi Speaker — $99

So, you’re kicked back at home relaxing and you want to put on your favorite tunes. How are you listening to, say, Big Thief? You’re doing it with the Gingko HiFi Speaker, one of the best Bluetooth speakers for your home.

Buck Mason Standard Light Wash Jeans — $145

Classic light wash jeans for summer from Buck Mason.

If you’ve never tried out a pair of Buck Mason jeans, now is as good a time as any. As previously seen on the  blog, these slim light wash jeans are casual, easygoing, comfortable … in short, possibly the best jeans for summer. Pair them with rugged suede chukka  boots from HELM Boots.

Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses — $160

Sharp, vintage-inspired men’s sunglasses are yours for the taking.

There are a couple crucial ways to top off your summer style ensemble — starting with some stylish men’s sunglasses (after you’ve refreshed your mug with the best men’s grooming essentials, that is). For retro-inspired style, the Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses (as seen previously on the blog) are some of the coolest sunglasses for summer.

GREATS Royale Sneakers — $179

Classically cool, affordable sneakers for summer from GREATS.

Listen, we’ve talked quite a bit on the blog in recent weeks about stylish sneakers for summer, but there’s no dbout that Brooklyn’s GREATS Brand is going to help you a heck of a lot in that regard. The GREATS Royale Sneakers (especially with that cool gum sole) are some of the best sneakers for summer, especially when you pair ’em up with a Taylor Stitch chambray shirt and slim chinos. Speaking of slim chinos …

Fisher + Baker Dalton Pants — $228

Work-from-home style made easy with Fisher + Baker.

Everyone’s work-from-home style has evolved over these past few months, and so should yours — the Fisher + Baker Dalton Pants are a great place to start. These slim navy chinos are made from a temperature-regulating merino wool blend, making ’em some of the best pants for summer (at home, in your backyard … anywhere).

Proof Nomad Shorts — $64

Casual-yet-highly stylish summer shorts.

For all those times when you don’t feel like wearing slim navy chinos, reach for the outstanding Proof Nomad Shorts. They’re truly some of summer’s best shorts for casual style (Hint: It’s the two-way stretch Japanese twill that does it).

Western Rise Limitless Merino Polo Shirt — $99

The best new polo shirt on the market? Possibly?

Your average polo shirt, this is not. Western Rise has come out with a stylish performance polo made from moisture-wicking, anti-microbial fabric — it’s a slim polo shirt you can wear all summer, especially with your faovrite pair of shorts. You’ve never had a polo shirt like this, I’d wager.

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew T-Shirt — $32

The classic T-shirt to wear all summer.

Yes, that’s right. As you very well might know, the brand that makes your favorite jeans also makes one of the best men’s tees to go along with ’em. Simple, effective and stylish, this is a classic summer crewneck.  Heck, buy one in every color.

Nisolo Alejandro Slip-ons — $158

Slip-on shoes that are as good as they get this season.

Want to find the ideal pair of slip-on shoes to wear at home? You’re looking at ’em. The Nisolo Alejandro Slip-ons, made from rich leather, are the best slip-on shoes to wear at home, and out on your back deck, and anywhere else (when the time comes) this summer.

Bellroy Tech Folio — $339

The best way to protect and store your tech essentials, period.

Might as well keep it rolling with at-home essentials, yes? The Bellroy Tech Folio is one of the best ways to organize your home office, made to protect your laptop or tablet and featuring handy storage pockets for your tech essentials.

Ryland Life Voyage Et Cie Highball Candle Cannes Vetiver  — $56

Just what you need to add some ambiance to your home.

We could all use a little more luxury in our life right now, I think — that’s what luxury retailer Ryland Life is focused on bringing to your everyday pursuits and at-home lifestyle, and this Voyage Et Cie candle is as premium an extension of that lifestyle as it gets. Light it, then kick back with a record spinning on your stylish turntable.

Kate’s Real Foods Snack Bites — $19.99

Perfect fuel for summer adventures.

All of this summer-inclined activity calls for the right fuel, does it not? I’ve had the chance to test out the delicious, nutritious and organic Kate’s Real Foods Snack Bites (I love the Peanut Butter and Hemp variety!), and I can’t recommend them enough. Easy to eat on the go, enjoyable to eat at home … a perfect summer snack.

OK, my friends. Phew! We covered a ton — and I mean, a TON — of ground today when it comes to the best summer gear. Be it a new necessity like  slip-on shoes to wear at home, a must-have essential like one of the best Bluetooth speakers for your home or something more classic for summer (your new favorite T-shirt comes to mind), I hope you found something to add to your shopping list. Lest we forget, the basics still matter here, so slim navy chinos and the best men’s grooming essentials are helpful, too. Like what you see? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading! 

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Light Wash Stretch Selvage Jeans

It might be May, and the temperatures might be climbing by the day … so now is as good a time as any to pick up some of the best men’s light wash jeans for summer. Agreed? I know I’m certainly onboard with shopping for some of the best men’s denim, and there’s one pair in particular I’ve had my style-minded eye on — that’d be the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Stretch Selvage Jeans, as sold via Huckberry. I’ll keep it simple to start: These are some of the best men’s jeans on the market at the  moment, and they’re a more-than-worthy pick to add to your casual style rotation (or your work-from-home style rotation), no questions asked.


With Memorial Day on the way and some modified summer hangs surely in your future (a back porch with your family versus a raucous group rooftop outing), you’re still going to need some stylish light wash jeans to take the place of your shorts from time to time. Now, if you read the blog, you’re familiar with Flint and Tinder — the in-house brand at Huckberry specializes in all manner of rugged, well-made and investment-worthy menswear essentials, most of which are made in the U.S.A. — these slim light wash jeans included, to be sure (A side note: They also come in Tapered and Straight cuts).

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Light Wash Stretch Selvage Jeans

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The beauty in finding a great pair of light wash jeans, especially during these more casual and WFH-focused times, is that you can wear ’em with darn near anything. You can also feel good about doing it, seeing as these Flint and Tinder jeans are made from durable-yet-stretchy 12.6oz. denim right in Los Angeles. And again, the style pairings are nearly endless. Your favorite Oxford shirt and stylish leather slip-ons work particularly well for a laidback-yet-polished day in your home office, while you can also rock the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Stretch Selvage Jeans with a classic T-shirt and your favorite high-top sneakers the rest of the time. In short: There are still plenty of opportunities to rock these stylish jeans all through the rest of spring and summer, even if your schedule this season looks a little bit different. Heck, the right pair of light wash jeans can still offer comfort and style, and maybe even the chance to  make some new memories while rocking ’em. And when the time comes to get back to living the life you know and love? The Flint and Tinder Light Wash Stretch Selvage Jeans are going to be right there with you.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Light Wash Stretch Selvage Jeans

 

See Now, Buy Now: This Flint and Tinder Shirt is the Season’s Perfect Shirt

Pick a pattern, any pattern — Flint and Tinder has you covered.

When it comes to finding one of the best shirts for spring — the sort of shirt that fits your lifestyle, your work and your seasonal plans perfectly — I’m going to throw one stylish shirt in the ring right now. My friends, allow me to introduce you to the Flint and Tinder Organic Double Gauze Shirt, an easygoing and laidback shirt you can wear in just about any situation you dream up. As you can tell by the photo up top, you’ve got your pick of the litter in terms of stylish colors and patterns when it comes to the Flint and Tinder Organic Double Gauze Shirt — and at its current price ($98 via Huckberry), perhaps it’s wise to consider picking up more than one option? I’ll leave that up to you, though. Let’s get into why this number is one of the best men’s shirts at the moment, shall we? The organic cotton twill fabric is breathable and easygoing, yet not so breezy that it’ll get overly wrinkled (that’s a job for a linen shirt — which could come in handy this summer). The Flint and Tinder Organic Double Gauze Shirt also has a double-body design — think of this as the equivalent of an inner lining for some extra pattern and punch, most easily seen at the cuffs (flip ’em up for some cool contrast).
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SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Organic Double Gauze Shirt

My personal pick for one of the best shirts to buy this spring.

This classic spring shirt has the sort of quality construction and design you’d expect from Flint and Tinder, whether you pick it up in the breezy shade of Grey shown above (pair it with olive chinos) or in the bright Multi-Check (best paired with slim tan chinos and brown leather chukka boots). The overall effect of this shirt is one that’s as soft and comfortable as a flannel, yet in a lighter weight for those blustery spring days. Feel free to wear it unbuttoned over your favorite T-shirt or a rugged short-sleeve henley with faded denim, or else button it up and throw it on underneath a lightweight spring blazer. I’d say one thing is pretty clear no matter how you choose to wear it — the Flint and Tinder Organic Double Gauze Shirt is one of the best shirts for men, and it’s one you need on your back ASAP.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Organic Double Gauze Shirt

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Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rugged, functional shirt jacket is a surefire winner regardless of where you’re going.

If you can believe it or not, I think I might have finally done it — I might have found one of the best shirt jackets on the planet. OK, joking aside, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket really does deliver on all fronts when it comes to what you expect from a rugged shirt jacket, especially now that we’ve hit November, when layering up with the best fall style essentials is truly of the utmost importance. And when the going gets tough, there might not be a better brand to layer up with than the American-made menswear being crafted by Flint and Tinder (the always-excellent in-house line at Huckberry, as a reminder). What sets the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket apart from a crowded field of the best men’s shirt jackets? If at first the initial style potential and design didn’t jump right off the page, well, allow me to explain. This tough shirt jacket provides plenty of easy layering and insulation thanks to the diamond quilting and recycled Primaloft filling within — think of this as a grab-and-go layer to wear with your favorite pair of dark jeans whenever you need to get out the door in a hurry (or stroll leisurely to a weekend coffee date).

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rough-and-tumble design makes this rugged shirt jacket a surefire winner.

What’s more, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket just so happens to be crafted with British Millerain waxed canvas, some of the best fabric in the world in terms of providing durability and functionality throughout the chillier parts of the year. In fact, it’s that fabric that gives this rugged shirt jacket an edge — it’s weather-resistant and made to stand up to just about anything. What’s more, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket features chambray collar detailing for added comfort when layering up, and dual chest pockets give you critical space for those trusy EDC essentials. What more could you ask for? Well, how about hidden side snap pockets for even more storage space and streamlined appeal? Or perhaps you’d like a classic shirt jacket  finished with custom F&T branded buttons and an interior hidden drop-in pocket? Folks, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket has all of that and more. Pick up yours ASAP for  fall.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket