The List: Get Ready for a New Week with the Best New Menswear

The perfect sweatshirt to step into early (early) spring? Quite nearly.

Today’s edition of The List is going to get right to the point — nothing but the classics, the greatest hits, the best takes on the best new menswear to be found on the Internet (OK, that’s a stretch … but still). Early March is an interesting time, especially in Brooklyn — any day could bring everything from rain to warm breezes to (gulp) snow … so you’ll find one of the best crewneck sweatshirts in the mix as seen above, along with plenty of your new favorite menswear picks (again, all classics). OK, let’s go to work.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year French Terry Crewneck — $88

A classic crewneck that’s as versatile as it gets.

When the folks at Huckberry and Flint and Tinder put their minds to releasing one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts, you can be sure they’re going to, well, succeed. The 10-Year French Terry Crewneck will last at least that long, so be prepared to get plenty of wear out of it.

HELM Boots Railroad Boots — $395

Durable, rugged boots that’ll only get better (and better) with age.

OK, so you know what goes exceptionally well with one of the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts? A great pair of rugged leather boots, particularly from HELM Boots. These are built for early spring and beyond, and there’s no doubt that the HELM Boots Railroad Boots will only get better with age. Better still? If you’ve never bought from the brand, you can get $50 off your first purchase with HELM Boots, plus free shipping, right now.

Faherty Brand Movement Shirt — $148

A tailored, versatile everyday dress shirt from Faherty Brand.

Every guy needs a versatile everyday shirt — the kind you can wear with, say, a stylish crewneck and leather boots as well as with a slim spring blazer and chinos (more on your blazer in a second). The Faherty Brand Movement Shirt is, in that regard, the perfect everyday shirt.

Vetra Broken Twill Blazer — $135.98

A classic, casual-yet-versatile men’s blazer for spring.

In the way of men’s style essentials, it’s tough to top a lightweight blazer for spring. Apt for wearing with your favorite Oxford shirt or else layered up with a classic crewneck sweatshirt for casual style, the Vetra Broken Twill Blazer just gets the job done.

Mott and Bow Laight Slim Jeans — $118

The slim light wash jeans you’ll want to wear all spring.

As we move into spring, there’s one style of essential men’s jeans that begins to separate itself from the pack — a pair of stylish light wash jeans, especially a well-made and reasonably priced pair from Mott and Bow.

Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket in Indigo Corduroy — $188

A classic and seriously cool jacket from Taylor Stitch.

Can the team at Taylor Stitch ever stop churning out some of the best new menswear on the planet? Apparently not, because the Taylor Stitch Piston Jacket, featuring a classic bomber construction and rich indigo-dyed corduroy for spring layering … is simply one of the coolest men’s jackets your author has seen in some time.

Jack Mason Aviator Watch — $195

The tough construction and easily wearable watch to buy now.

With a rather unique design — white dial, black leather strap, eye-catching orange dial markings — the Jack Mason Aviator Watch is just different enough. Consider adding this versatile, tough timepiece to your collection for a new season.

Western Rise X Cotton Everyday Tee — $48

A classic cotton tee made with innovative fabric.

Is it T-shirt weather yet? Maybe so — and that’s why you need one of the best men’s T-shirts, particularly this versatile piece from Western Rise. It’s made from cotton, polyester and spandex, making it perhaps the perfect T-shirt for travel (and of course, the everyday).

Duke Cannon Great American Beard Oil – Made with Budweiser — $30

Beard oil made with Budweiser? You better believe it.

You can’t end an edition of The List without talking about the best men’s grooming essentials — namely, the Great American Beard Oil from Duke Cannon, made with Budweiser (yes, Budweiser). The cedarwood scent is excellent, and that’s only part of what makes it the best men’s beard oil out there.

Hawthorne Face Lotion — Price Varies

Some of the best face lotion to buy right now.

The folks at Hawthorne — who I’ve previously covered at The Manual — continue to expand their line of men’s grooming essentials with a seriously effective moisturizer, made in part with shea butter. It’s some of the best moisturizer I’ve used in some time, so I’d say you should take the brand’s quiz to tailor your skincare routine expertly.

Billy Reid Louis Henley — $150 

Your new favorite henley? Quite possibly.

When you want premium menswear that’s rugged and classic at the same time, you want Billy Reid. Specifically, you want one of the best men’s henleys from the brand, the kind you can wear with nearly anything else on this list (stylish light wash jeans included).

LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker — $89

The stylish, effective speaker you need for your home now.

Let’s pivot to the best wireless speaker for your home, office, den or … next road trip. That’s the LSTN Sound Marquee Wireless Speaker, made with sleek design and stylish looks in mind. Available now from Bespoke Post for a downright steal.

Danner Ridge Boots — $380

Tough leather hiking boots from Danner? Sign me up.

For all those times you want to get out of the house and out on the trail, you need rugged leather boots. More to the point, you need the ridiculously tough Danner Ridge Boots.

Pacific Shaving 3-in-1 Everyday Beard Care — $21 (Two-Pack)

Upgrade the way you groom your beard right now.

Keeping your beard groomed is an ongoing task — be it winter or spring. Do it right with this effective 3-in-1 beard care, made in the U.S.A. and made to moisturize your beard.
Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses — $175

Durable sunglasses that add a dash of effective style to your spring ensembles.

You’re going to be needing a pair of the best men’s sunglasses before you know it — might as well pick up the Raen Optics Dodson Polarized Sunglasses, ehh? They’re the ideal way to top off a spring-centric outfit (think stylish light wash jeans and one of the best men’s T-shirts).
Banana Republic Slim Dry Indigo Traveler Jeans — $128

Classic denim in an expert wash — made with less water, too.

We talked previously about stylish light wash jeans, so let’s go with a darker shade for the rest of you out there — a pair of slim denim that’s sustainable and well-made, no less. BR’s new line of Dry Indigo denim is made using 99 percent less water and 65 percent less energy, so they’re more than worth your time and energy.
OK, folks — I think we covered a ton of ground today, did we not? From the best men’s crewneck sweatshirts to a great pair of rugged leather boots, I hope these essentials give you something to think about (and shop, and wear). The impending spring weather also gives you the chance to break out classics like stylish light wash jeans or one of the best men’s henleys — we’d also be remiss to leave picks like the best men’s beard oil. So, what say you? Let me know your take on Twitter.

 

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer is Winter’s Best Blazer

Assuredly one of the best winter blazers you’ll find.

How tough is it to find an American-made blazer? It can be very, very tricky at the right price point — and yet, that’s precisely why the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer is, quite possibly the best winter blazer (and the best bang for your buck) right now. Would you expect anything less from Huckberry? Assuredly not. But how has Flint and Tinder managed to churn out a blazer made in the U.S.A, and at an agreeable price? It looks like magic, but it’s not quite that involved — or is it? Anyways, enough with the questions — for now. The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer checks all the right boxes if you want a blazer that’s versatile enough to wear to the office, yet casual and cool enough to wear on a date (perhaps atop your favorite henley for some high-low style). It’s also Flint and Tinder’s first take on a blazer, so truly … what’s not to love? The tailored two-button cut is fresh and modern, as are the lapels — they’re not too skinny, nor too wide. So, they should match up nicely with a classic knit tie and Oxford shirt in terms of dimensions (Note: Effortless Gent has a great guide to men’s ties here for more insight on this). So, you can wear it with a tie or on its own — but what about the specs?

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

The difference is in the details when it comes to this Flint and Tinder blazer.

This stylish winter blazer can do just that — in this case, stand up to winter weather ably when layered underneath a classic topcoat. The blazer itself is crafted from Japanese wool-blend fabric — it’s also finished off with brushing for softness, so this isn’t the scratchy wool blazer you might have expected. Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer is a unique take on the blazer, one that can be worn as many ways as you can dream up (but particularly with a crisp Oxford shirt and slim dark denim, for starters). Take your pick between Grey (apt for pairing with khaki chinos and a chambray shirt), Olive, or Charcoal (try it with slim black denim and a white Oxford shirt for a pop of contrast). When’s the last time you came across a blazer made in America that was A) Affordable and B) Versatile? I’d bet my bottom dollar this is the first time — if not, let me know on Twitter!

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Wayfarer Blazer

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See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket Is The Perfect Winter Coat

The hard-wearing waxed jacket to amp up your winter layering game.

If ever you’ve found yourself looking for a winter jacket that can do it all, one that’s tough and weather-ready, yet stylish at the same time … allow me to introduce you to the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket, an utterly iconic jacket that pulls no punches if you happen to be searching for one of the best winter coats. As one might expect, the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket carries on the lineage that Flint and Tinder has built for itself in just a short time as the in-house brand at Huckberry, perfectly blending everyday style with adventure-ready appeal. To wit: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket is made from weather-resistant waxed cotton, giving it an extra dash of hard-wearing, rugged winter style. While it’s probably not suited for temperatures hovering in the single digits (they’re on the way!), this rugged winter jacket can handle plenty more besides that. Thus, if you want an everyday winter coat at an agreeable price, one that you can layer with ease atop casual style essentials (think a thermal henley and a classic chambray shirt), then the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket is the one you need in your life.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

SHOP: Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket

And if there’s a reason why this rugged, classic jacket looks familiar, that’s because, well, it is — this beauty draws inspiration from Pacific Northwester work jackets, and features reinforced stitching at key stress points to live up to that promise. In short, it’s one of the best work jackets out there, packed with six exterior pockets to bolster your EDC potential accordingly. Heck, even the copper oxide shank buttons found on the Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket are up to the challenge of repeated wear through winter weather. My suggestion? Grab your favorite henley and your favorite flannel shirt, throw on some tough camp pants and rugged leather boots, then get ready for whatever winter throws your way.

SHOP: Flint and Tinder Waxed Drifter Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: The Best Corduroy Pants for Fall and Winter Are These Ones

The coolest corduroys around? The folks at Flint and Tinder sure think so.

I mention in the headline above that we’re going to dive into the best corduroy pants for the season in this post, so you’re probably wondering when I’m going to spill the beans. Specifically, what brand of corduroy pants?? Well, hold your horses, folks: Those would be the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants, a seriously upgraded take on classic corduroys that’ll flip everything you thought you knew about the style on its head, making ’em some of the best corduroy pants you’ve laid eyes on (or worn, for that matter). These slim corduroy pants take all the things you know and love about Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pants (cut like jeans, but with the style points of chinos) and transition those attributes into one mighty fine pair of fall and winter corduroys. After all, finding the right pair of this eternal style can prove tricky. Old-school cords were likely the provenance of those who came before you, often too baggy and too fussy and not … quite cool enough. And if you thought corduroy pants couldn’t be cool, simply look no further than the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants — seriously.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants 

Rich colors like this shade of Chocolate make the Flint and Tinder 365 Cords a big-time winner.

But these pants are about more than just the impeccably tailored fit (and they’re also available in Straight Fit) — these pants have it all, top-to-bottom. These slim corduroy pants are made from an 8oz. blended cotton-and-spandex fabric for all-day comfort at the office or at a family holiday (like Thanksgiving!), and you won’t miss a beat at the office, either. The fact that the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants come in three highly fall and winter-friendly colors makes them an impeccable pair of pants — wear them with your favorite chambray shirt and leather chukka boots, or team them with a thermal henley and rugged captoe boots for more laidback style. If you thought corduroy pants couldn’t be stylish, slim or modern, think again — the Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants have all that, and then some.

SHOP: Get The Best New Corduroys For Yourself 

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

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

The best hooded sweatshirt you’ll ever own? Quite possibly.

For as much as we talk about Flint and Tinder here on the blog, just know that there’s a very, very good reason behind it — and if ever you’ve tried out any of the brand’s excellent men’s style essentials, you know that the rugged, classic in-house brand at Huckberry can back up the hype. In fact, the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover is perhaps the best men’s hooded sweatshirt you’re apt to find right now, and that’s great news — early fall is here, and with it, the promise of crisp weather and breezy autumn nights. If the brand’s 10-year guarantee is anything to go by — which it is — then, you’ll have this one for a long time. And if an American-made hooded sweatshirt sounds too casual for you, rest assured that this stylish fall sweater is as versatile as you make it.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!For instance: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover features American cotton, done up in a tailored cut that’s flattering whether you wear it over a Flint and Tinder slub tee — always a great call — or even atop a classic Oxford shirt (it can be done, trust me).  It’s yet another rugged layer from Flint and Tinder that gets all the details right, in similar fashion to, say, the Flint and Tinder Overshirt. And for my money’s worth, you need both in your closet this season.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

One of many impressive color options in which you can snag the 10-Year Pullover.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!The little details are really what set the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover apart, however. We’re talking warm, cozy 23oz. fleece from Carolina, plus twill-reinforced taped seams. And the finishing touch? The cut-and-sew process takes place in Los Angeles — this stylish hooded sweatshirt really is as American as it gets. The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover also comes in an array of neutral, versatile colors (including Forest as seen above), perfect for when you want to wear a hooded sweatshirt without a large athletic logo. That understated style means this hooded sweatshirt works atop a classic chambray shirt with slim tan chinos and chukka boots on  the weekend with ease. You can — and should — also layer it under a broken-in denim jacket with high-top sneakers for a chilly early fall bonfire. Again, as if the Flint and Tinder pedigree itself wasn’t enough to make you consider buying this thing, perhaps the tough, American-made construction and surprising style potential are selling points? The ball’s in your court. Happy fall, and thanks for reading!

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

Elevated Basics. Grounded Price.

#OOTD: A New Way to Wear A Stylish Short-Sleeve Shirt for Summer

Maybe you’ve got a very specific look in mind when it comes to a stylish short-sleeve shirt — and perhaps, it just so happens to be a look that’s not actually stylish (Think: Maybe the short-sleeve shirts your dad used to wear?). We’re stepping it up in a big way today for the rest of summer, introducing you to what could just be your favorite short-sleeve shirt — and it should come as no surprise that it comes from Taylor Stitch in a handsome indigo fabric. See, it’s already a major improvement from other short-sleeve shirts. The best short-sleeve shirts on the market actually offer more versatility than you think, giving you the option to wear them to a rooftop cocktail hour or even to the office on a casual Friday — that’s the case with the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt as seen below, at least. It’s the same fit you know and love, done in a way that just works for summer (namely, the lack of fabric on your arms). And when you pair it with slim chinos from Flint and Tinder, plus a sleek pair of refined leather slip-ons, you’re looking at a shirt that’s seriously sharp — not sloppy (a la Dwight Schrute). We’re even mixing in a stylish leather dress watch for good measure. The whole #OOTD below is visually interesting and versatile, fitting for a weekend patio dinner or weeknight rooftop drinks — or, again, a day at the office (the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt never fails). Rethink what you thought you knew about the short-sleeve shirt, then let’s get down to business.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

A switched-up way to wear your new short-sleeve shirt from Taylor Stitch — cheers!

  • The Shirt: Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Jack Shirt in Mini Indigo Waffle, $98 — Your favorite menswear brand is now making your favorite short-sleeve shirt in a handsome indigo fabric — a perfect way to switch things up.
  • The Classic Chinos: Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos, $98 — Ditch the heavy pleated chinos of days gone by and opt for sleek, slim chinos from Flint and Tinder — lightweight and breezy to keep you cool.
  • The Stylish Slip-Ons: Nisolo Alejandro Woven Slip-Ons, $178 — These refined leather slip-ons are the right way to switch up your summer footwear — wear them out to a lovely patio dinner.
  • The Watch: Lonegrade HDR140 Watch, $415 — While you could go with a casual NATO strap watch, this stylish leather dress watch from Lonegrade keeps things refined.
  • The Everyday Essentials: Bespoke Post Worn Box, $45 — For a stylish night on the town, reach for the Bespoke Post Worn Box, featuring a slim leather belt and a handy money clip — easy as that.
  • The Sunglasses: Garrett Leight Brooks 47 Sunglasses, $395 — Again, with refinement and versatility in mind, these stylish sunglasses are newly iconic, and perhaps some of the best men’s sunglasses around.
  • The Grooming Essential: Duke Cannon Solid Cologne Kit, $75 — Step up yoiur scents with one of three options from Duke Cannon — their Solid Cologne is a personal favorite, and it’ll keep you smelling great even in the heat.
  • The Essential Basic: Flint and Tinder Heritage Boxer Briefs, $28 — Take care of all the details that matter with the lauded Flint and Tinder Heritage Boxer Briefs.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!So, do you think you’ve found your favorite short-sleeve shirt quite yet? Or a new way to wear it? Hopefully — and ideally, it’ll pair up nicely with slim chinos from Flint and Tinder for a nice mix of high-low style. When you use a slim short-sleeve shirt in rich indigo fabric as the base of your outfit, you’re setting the tone quite nicely — again, this isn’t a short-sleeve shirt of years past. You’re also making it clear that things are different when it comes to your refined leather slip-ons — dressier than white canvas sneakers, more laidback and summer-friendly than lace-up leather brogues. The rest of your accessories should also set the tone for a summer cocktail hour or a weekend dinner, from your stylish leather dress watch to a pair of the best men’s sunglasses — yes, that’s right. The best. The key with this entire ensemble comes in sticking to your guns: Keeping things summer-friendly and casual, yet cool. Duke Cannon’s Solid Cologne is an underrated grooming essential to take this look to the next level, and the Bespoke Post Worn Box, with a handsome money clip, keeps things nice and streamlined. How else to close out this #OOTD? Why, with a pair of the Flint and Tinder Heritage Boxer Briefs as an essential basic. Looking forward to the rest of summer? I know I am.