See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt Is Your Perfect Summer Layer

Your go-to layer when you need it the most.

From classsic summer slip-ons to a stylish tee for the season, we like to think (and by we, I mean … just me) that our See Now, Buy Now series does a pretty job of covering all your bases. And as with any season — especially one that includes the upcoming Fourth of July holiday — there are times where you’ve got to be prepared. Thus, for all those times when you need an overshirt on  a breezy summer night, there’s the Flint and Tinder Overshirt, an aptly named summer essential that’s one of the best men’s overshirts on the market as I type. And the great news is, you can pair the Flint and Tinder Overshirt with a host of summer style essentials — again, crucial with the Fourth of July right around the corner. Seriously, don’t sleep on this piece; like other gear from Flint and Tinder that we know and love, you’re getting only the best of the best. And in this case, that means expert fabrication (soft, made-in-the-States cotton), a range of versatile color options (from Textured Olive as seen up to top to Heather Blue Flannel as seen below), and a standout fit.

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One of three standout color options in this excellent cotton overshirt.

Seriously, you need a piece like the Flint and Tinder Overshirt in your closet if you still find yourself getting a bit chilly in your T-shirt around the bonfire — this is your new go-to. It’s made in the traditional overshirt style — so, two front button chest pockets for your everyday carry essentials — and in a fit that should layer with ease (although, size up if you want a roomier fit). I personally recommend wearing it over everything from a crisp white tee and stylish summer shorts to a rugged short-sleeve henley and slim black denim (throw in some suede chukka boots for good measure). The final message I’ll leave you with is this: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt toes the line between casual and rugged, and when the sun goes down at your next summer weekend outing, you’ll be glad you’ve got it handy.

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

The perfect light wash jeans for summer.

We’ve told you in the past here on the blog how vital and stylish Flint and Tinder jeans can be — if you still don’t believe me, well, we’re going to change all of that today. Namely, I’m telling you all about how the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are some of the best light wash jeans on the market (on the planet?), and how you should go ahead and snag a pair as soon as humanly possible (as in, right now!). If ever you’ve searched for the best jeans for summer, hunting for a pair that’s both lightweight in construction and yet sleek and stylish, the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are the pair for you — no doubt about it.

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So, this all sounds great, right? Or too good to be true? It’s not — Flint and Tinder delivers on made-in-America quality and attention to detail in each of its products, from its stylish denim shirts to classic Oxfords and of course, these summer-ready light wash jeans. That’s great news for all of us, because you’ll likely want to wear them as often as you can. It’s a good thing they pair up easily with everything from a dark denim shirt and a crisp white tee (just add suede chukka boots) to a white Oxford shirt, leather loafers and a classic cotton blazer (perfect summer office style).

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The details make the difference with every Flint and Tinder offering.

And as you know with Flint and Tinder, it’s the normally overlooked things that set these slim light wash jeans apart from the pack. Of course, there’s the quality fit — slim but not too restrictive, complete with room to move. And there’s the material — cotton with 1 percent stretch. Then, there’s the fact that the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are cut, sewn & finished in Los Angeles, quickly becoming a denim hotbed.

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Of course, the pleasing stone wash gives them what the brand calls a “lived-in look and feel” — this means they could become your new favorite denim right out of the box. And that easy wearability gives you a ton of options as far as styling them. Heck, wearing the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans with a slub tee and suede chukka boots is about as good as it gets for summer happy hour style. And of course, the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans can be worn on an easygoing day at the office with an American-made Oxford and … yes, you guessed it … classic suede chukka boots. These jeans will go anywhere you want them to go — you need only buy them first.

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See Now, Buy Now: Flint and Tinder’s Vintage Boardshorts are the Perfect Swim Trunks for Summer

The best men’s swim trunks on the market? Sure thing.

If you don’t yet have a pair of the best men’s swim trunks, well, check your calendar — it’s time to get on that, and before you pack for your next beach trip, at that. Luckily for you and me both, the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts are here to save the day, offering up USA-made style and dependability, just like they used to make ’em in the old days. That’s the refreshing thing about gear you get from Huckberry — this is gear made the right way, and made for plenty of situations; helpfully, that means the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts perform like your new favorite swim trunks, yet fit like a proper pair of tailored shorts (as Huckberry says, that makes ’em sharp enough for a post-swim happy hour). And like other gear from Flint and Tinder, including the brand’s perfect T-shirts and essential denim, they’re made to last to exacting standards — that’s great news if you enjoy catching some waves (or just catching some Z’s on the beach, at any rate).

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One of two standout colors on tap this season.

It starts with the fabric when it comes to the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts — it’s abrasion-resistant, four-ply nylon fabric that makes these stylish boardshorts so functional, and a soft nylon interior lining sets them apart in that regard, too. A cotton drawcord provides both durability and a perfect fit, while a rear back pocket with grommet means that water drains easily. And those are just the specs you need this summer — don’t think twice about throwing on the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts to head to the beach, and then to head to the beach bar after. The real kicker? You can pick up these essential men’s boardshorts in two colors, including the Indigo and Sky Blue option shown above. All the bells and whistles here are covered — meet your new favorite swim shorts, folks.

#OOTD: How to Wear a Denim Shirt Every Summer Weekend (Including This One)

Perhaps, there’s one question that pops up in the front of your mind consistently: What men’s style essentials am I going to wear this summer weekend? Seeing as the calendar is moving ever-closer toward Memorial Day this weekend — and then quickly beyond that — there are plenty of seasonal adventures to be had (here’s a specific idea for what to wear for Memorial Day, too). But again, how are you going to dress for the demands of a summer weekend? Be it a weekend trip away, a backyard BBQ,  casual pre-dinner cocktails with friends, or a day out in the country before driving back to the city … there are a lot of options as to how you can customize your summer. And folks, today’s #OOTD — featuring the best denim shirt on the market — is guaranteed to prove ever-ready for each opportunity. It’s blending the best of casual and crisp style (take the classic white tee shown below) with just enough functionality (a la the comfortable retro sneakers on display). We’re also accessorizing with classic menswear pieces that can work all season long, including a tough stainless steel dive watch and a handy craft beer growler. To me, these are the kind of essentials that exude “casual cool” — not too stuffy, not too sloppy … just right. Raise a glass, crack open a can of your favorite beverage … and then, let’s welcome summer.

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The perfect set of summer weekend essentials? Yes, very nearly.

  • The Denim Shirt: Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt, $128 — The denim shirt that’s going to elevate your casual look from good to great — this classic Western shirt has cool styling details and should layer up with ease.
  • The Classic White Tee: Mott & Bow Heavyweight Pocket Tee, $35 — A crisp, classic white pocket tee is a timeless men’s style staple — this Mott & Bow number has pleasant heft but soft fabric, and will add a bit of throwback appeal to this look.
  • The Shorts: Topo Designs Global Shorts, $59 — Since it’s a casual, early spring weekend, comfortable, DWR-treated nylon shorts should provide plenty of versatility. They’ll work for day hikes, backyard football or manning the grill … and you might even be able to get away with wearing them to a patio dinner.
  • The Sneakers: Atalasport Star Suede Sneakers, $182.75 — A modern take on a  throwback classic, these stylish summer sneakers are packed with visual interest and cool retro styling details — gotta love the ’70s tennis sneaker inspiration. The perfect sneakers to wear to visit a brewpub or a bottle shop.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Grandville Watch, $495 — Looking for a stylish casual watch that bridges the gap between adventure, functionality & casual style? I present the Zodiac Grandville watch, made for any summer weekend.
  • The Audio Essential: Cavalier Maverick Portable Speaker, $249.99 — Whether you’re hosting an evening party or visiting friends for the weekend, bring along this handsome, stylish Bluetooth portable speaker from Cavalier Audio — sure to be a hit.
  • The Weekend Essential: Bespoke Post Cheers Box, $45 — When you sign up for Bespoke Post, you can get the craft beer essentials you need for a summer weekend — including two upgraded beer glasses and a great-looking growler.
  • The Sunglasses: Garrett Leight Co. Brooks 47 Sunglasses, $340 — Channel classic, laidback cool no matter where the weekend takes you — these are some of the best men’s sunglasses I’ve seen this season.

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All things considered, do you feel ready for summer now? The versatility of a classic Western shirt is going to set you apart from the pack, whether strolling through the park, grabbing a cup of coffee or enjoying your favorite craft beer — it’s a seriously cool shirt, simple as that. And when layered up over a classic white pocket tee, you’re channeling a bit of retro style inspiration — as perfect as it gets for summer. The Topo Designs Global Shorts, while a bit more functional than classic men’s shorts, are still a reliable option thanks to the tailored cut and neutral color (and if you happen to head out on a quick hike or a long beach walk, no need to change shorts).

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In terms of versatility, you really can’t top a tough stainless steel dive watch, no matter where you go this summer. Throwback-inspired sneakers are a unique update on the footwear front, more classic than espadrilles or sandals — and it helps out that you’re topping this outfit off with some Steve McQueen-esque shades.  Before you run out the door to that rooftop party, grab two essentials sure to make you the life of the party: A craft beer growler, along with a stylish Bluetooth portable speaker from Cavalier Audio. Your outfit is unstoppable, your accessories are one-of-a-kind … and your summer weekend just got a whole lot better. Have any summer style must-haves? Let me know on Twitter!

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts

A classic pair of shorts from one of your author’s favorite brands.

Ahh, yes — what else to say about the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts other than the fact that they’re potentially the best men’s shorts for summer? Well, given that high praise to start this post … I actually have a lot more to say (and all good things, mind you). With Memorial Day bearing down on us and many summer adventures calling, you’re going to need a pair of shorts that work with every single off-duty look you can muster, the type of stylish shorts that you can wear to plenty of warm-weather happy hour outings, BBQs and beach trips.

In that regard, I’m quite pleased to report that the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts get the job done — and then some. Along with a pair of new sunglasses and perhaps a stylish tee or polo, the right pair of shorts are a make-or-break when it comes to building summer outfits. Cargo shorts are out of the question, as are overly baggy shorts (even if they don’t have an abundance of pockets). No sir, you want to be looking for a pair with a tailored fit and a length that hits above the knee — exactly like the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts. As sold by our friends at Huckberry, they’re also an excellent value for the quality; in fact, they’re not too different from a “shorts version” of the lauded Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, and that includes the fact that they’re sold in neutral colors like Earth and Moss (all the better to wear all the time).

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The Moss colorway is highly versatile and quite stylish, to boot.

Helpfully, the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts feature the sort of specs and wearability you expect from the F&T brand. That means they’re made from 97 percent cotton and 3 percent Lycra for stretch and all-day comfort, from the coffee shop to the park to the bar (preferably when worn with something like a classic henley and vintage-inspired sneakers). They’re also garment-dyed for extra comfort right out of the box, so they’ll feel like your favorite pair of shorts from the first wear.

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And although it’s a small attribute, the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts are preshrunk, so no need to worry about that happening when you wash ’em. We already covered off on the versatile color offerings, but to me, a pair of the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts  in the Earth (think khaki) shade is as good as it gets, imminently wearable with a navy polo and brown leather loafers or beat-up canvas sneakers and a short-sleeve henley. If you want shorts that are nearly as versatile as your favorite chinos, you should reach for tthe Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts. They’re so good, you might be tempted to wear them to the office … but save ’em for the weekends instead.

 

 

See Now, Buy Now: Here’s the Essential Men’s Denim Shirt You Need for Spring and Summer

You’re going to get a lot of wear out of a tough denim shirt this season.

There’s a plethora of men’s shirts you can surely select from at any given time for spring and summer — but there’s only one spring style essential that happens to be the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt, available right now in a seasonally friendly Bleached Denim (as well as the darker wash seen above). Is it potentially the best denim shirt for you to buy now, and then wear time and again? I’ll have leave that to you … but in my estimation, there are certainly worse shirts to wear repeatedly (provided it’s clean, of course). And if you recall, we already wrote about a different iteration of this Flint and Tinder Western shirt last fall — so what makes this one so different? For starters, there’s the excellent Bleached Denim wash we mentioned earlier, a perfectly lightweight take on the normally thicker Western shirt (although for the record, the Stonewash Denim version of this shirt is easy to layer and not too stifling). So the wash is updated and ready for spring — what about the made-in-the-States construction you expect from F&T and Huckberry? Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt has that going for it, too.
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A new take on the Western shirt for the modern man.

This is a durable take on the Western shirt that manages to be both premium and rugged at the same time. To wit: It features authentic burnt cow bone snaps, plus the point design and stitching reminiscent of denim shirts from decades ago, so it’s casual enough to wear on its own, yet cool enough stylistically to wear under a classic cotton blazer.

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The 8oz. weight of the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt is also another positive — you can layer this over a classic slub tee without missing a beat (simply add slim tan chinos and vintage leather sneakers for off-duty spring style). This rugged Western shirt would also wear nicely with your favorite summer shorts and some stylish slip-on sneakers on a casual weekend day — easygoing style in warm weather needn’t be sloppy. Just add a glass of cold brew or a pint of your favorite beer, and kick back in this new seasonal essential.

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The Friday Read: The Best Men’s T-Shirt, Shaving Clubs for Men & Spring Break Style

The tough T-shirt that’s going to layer with ease all spring.

OK, it’s here — another glorious spring Friday. What are you wearing this weekend? It’s about high time you picked up the best T-shirt for spring and summer — the Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Tee, as shown above. It’s going to layer up perfectly with all manner of men’s style essentials, not to mention stylish spring sneakers or your favorite pair of chukka boots. It’s as simple as that. So, that’s the T-shirt you’re wearing this weekend. What’s on your weekend agenda? Perhaps a visit to your favorite brewery or maybe even an evening of live music? My weekend is going to contain a little bit of both — I’m kicking off Friday night right by seeing hard-rocking British band Foals play my favorite venue in the city, Brooklyn Steel! And beforehand, I plan to stop by Grimm Artisanal Ales for a few choice pre-concert brews. It all sounds great on paper — I certainly can’t wait. The rest of the weekend will be filled with searching out the perfect cup of coffee (I’m looking forward to hitting up Mixtape Bushwick in that regard), along with writing for some of my favorite menswear sites. As of late, I’ve started up writing again for Effortless Gent, a classic Web site I still love, and you can view that work here. For the rest of ya, well, there’s a nice selection of weekend reads below. Thanks for reading!

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  • Which jacket blends heritage-quality style with spring-ready layering potential and unlimited wearability? Why, that’s be the Todd Snyder x Golden Bear Bomber, as covered by yours truly at GearMoose! Cheers.
  • In my mind, our #OOTD series is always worth a second — or third — look. In that regard, I’d say it behooves you to learn how to wear your new favorite T-shirt this spring. This look won’t let you down, I guarantee it.Shop Mott & Bow Today!
  • Whether you’re new to the world of taming your stubble or consider yourself a seasoned pro, it’d be handy to know about the best shave clubs for men — right? Enter my latest post for GearMoose covering the shaving essentials you can’t live without.
  • Last but not least — do you have a spring getaway coming up? Are you wondering what to wear? Gear up with my suggestions for what to pack for a tropical spring break — it’s as easy as that.

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Before you go, I’m going to point you toward one more handy, useful article — my guide on how to wear sneakers this spring. It’s as classic and essential as can be. Find it useful? Let me know on Twitter!