The Thursday Buy: You Need the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Your Daily Wardrobe

Folks, when the going gets tough, when it feels to hot to wear pants, when you feel like your summer wardrobe is on the fritz, well, that’s when you need a pair of the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants. I’d be willing to bet that if you read this site on the regular, you don’t need me to sing the praises of Flint and Tinder, the excellent in-house brand dreamed up by the fine folks at San Francisco-based Huckberry. They’ve long been one of my favorite retailers, and indeed, one of the best places to buy menswear online, and that only becomes more clear by the day. So, that’s a great place to start if you’re thinking about buying the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — and yes, I mean right now, as hot as it might be. That’s because the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants aren’t your average pair of chinos. They’re certainly part of any well-regarded list of the best shopping picks at Huckberry, but it goes beyond that.

We’ve certainly talked in the past about what makes these some of my favorite pants, but consider this a refresher – and again, even in the summer heat. The remarkable Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are a Huckberry best-seller for good reason, starting with the fact that they’re built as tough as jeans, with the styling potential of chinos. It’s the five-pocket design and yet polished build that stands apart from the pack. That versatility makes them easily wearable in situations where it’s too casual for jeans, but you still want to feel comfortable (and look great). Heck, go ahead and buy two pairs for $175 then thank me later.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Pants

Particularly in the summer months, I’m a huge fan of the Salt colorway, which sits nicely at the intersection of off-white and bright white (which might be a bit too fashion-forward based on the situation. Beyond that nice and summer-ready option, they come in a dozen colors, each as wearable as the next with other Flint and Tinder essentials. You’ve also got your pick between Slim, Straight and Tapered fits. I’ve tried out both the Slim and Straight fits, and even the Straight fit is nicely cut, and not overly baggy.

The 8oz. cotton blend fabric, with just a hint of stretch, is also breezy enough for summer, but dependable enough for fall and winter. That makes them a true pair of four-season men’s pants, a rarity for under $100. Remember though, you can buy two pairs for $175 and save a bit of extra cash. Plus, the versatile design pairs well with everything from a Flint and Tinder T-shirt (right now) to a chambray shirt layered over your favorite henley (in the fall and winter). If you haven’t yet tried out the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, consider this the perfect time to take the plunge. You’ll stay polished and stylish, even in the heat — I guarantee it. If you’ve tried out some of these pants, let me know in the comments. Stay stylish!

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 365 Pants

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Shorts for Men This Summer

It’s time to let your legs get some sun, folks, courtesy of the best shorts for men this season. Past #OOTD entries have gone a bit more rugged, but no less casual and cool, like how to wear chukka boots this summer. Others have even shown you how to wear lightweight chinos — as in, this guide on how to wear a henley for men. But with all that being said, we’re lightening things up and going even more casual and laidback than that. Consider this the first of many posts on how to wear shorts for men this summer — and not just any shorts, but the best men’s shorts. They’re comin’ at ya, naturally, from Huckberry. Would you expect anything else? I certainly hope not. We’re wearing ’em here (or rather, I’m recommending that you¬†wear these shorts¬†this way¬†in the future) with¬† other rugged, easygoing basics.

That makes this the kind of #OOTD fit for summer’s most lofty pursuits or its most basic, whatever that means for you. To me, it means record shopping and brewery hopping, cold beer in hand all the while (or at least, after I’ve got my records in hand). If you already know what the majority of your summer entails, and if it involves fun in the sun — which I guarantee it does — then my guide on how to wear shorts for summer should prove mighty handy. I won’t keep you here any longer, though. All the shopping tips you need for the best men’s shorts can be found below.

Best way to wear shorts for men

  • The Shorts: Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, $64¬†— I’ve talked plenty about the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, which come in both a 7-inch and a 9-inch inseam (think longer if you’re taller). Fact of the matter is, they’re the best shorts for men if you want effective, quality style.
  • The Shirt: Wellen Hemp-Cotton Buttondown, $68¬†— Get yourself one of the most stylish sustainable shirts out there, with a neat pattern and breezy, eco-conscious fabric.
  • The Light Jacket: Taylor Stitch Park Bomber, $228¬†— Now, it might be not cold enough on a typical day for this Taylor Stitch bomber jacket. But if it gets breezy or rainy, or even chilly when the sun goes down, you’ll want this retro bomber on your back.
  • The Sneakers: Taylor Stitch x SeaVees Vista Sneakers, $88¬†— Consider this your recommendation to pre-fund this stylish sneakers right now, and then keep this full #OOTD around for inspiration this summer.
  • The Socks: Proof 72-Hour Merino No-Show Socks, $28¬†— Those Taylor Stitch x SeaVees sneakers are going to need the best no-show socks around to keep ’em versatile and stylish — these are the pair to buy.
  • The Watch: Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic, $1,005¬†— This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this heirloom sport watch, and it won’t be the last. It’s an incredible way to add character and functional style to this #OOTD.
  • The Sunglasses: Maui Jim Cruzem Sunglasses, $250 — How about these shades? The best pair of sunglasses for men are an absolute essential. Don’t leave home without them, to say the very least.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Rugged Twill Original Brief, $325¬†— I can’t help but recommend a rugged Filson bag (one that’s also aptly named!) for your daily adventures this summer, anywhere you happen to go.

Are these tips helpful when it comes to how to wear shorts this summer? The key starts, first and foremost, with finding the best shorts for the occasion — in this case, a pair of shorts like the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, in an agreeable inseam and a classic color. They’re an ideal pairing with a piece that’s also an upgrade to your typical tee — one of the most stylish sustainable shirts ought to get the job done for breezy weekend style. Things don’t let up from there, though. Your Taylor Stitch bomber jacket is going to offer up lightweight comfort and necessary protection from the elements, all the while looking just great.

No #OOTD is complete without a pair of the best sneakers for men in the summer months, so your new Taylor Stitch x SeaVees sneakers are primed and ready for the occasion. Add in an heirloom sport watch, one that’s highly splurge-worthy, and you’ve just given this look a major shot in the arm. And while it might have been some time since you’ve worn Maui Jim sunglasses, why not give this ever-reliable brand a try once more? They look great to me, that much I know. Wrap it all up — and get from point A to point B — with a rugged Filson bag, the kind you’ll have for years and years to come. No matter where this #OOTD takes you, it’s going to take you there in style. See you out there, my friends.

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim

Flint and Tinder review

Some of the best men’s jeans for spring and summer.

Any list of spring and summer style essentials has to have a pair of the best light wash jeans, right? They’re the proper way to trade out your heavyweight selvage, and a nice in-between when you don’t want to wear your favorite shorts. The pair you’re looking for, the pair you’ve been waiting for and hoping to find, well, that pair is the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim, my friends. They’re as reliable as it gets, they’re as stylish as can be, they look great with more casual or more tailored essentials (like your favorite Oxford shirt), and between the light weight and the light wash, they’re the best jeans for spring and summer. Now, if you read the blog on the regular (which I certainly hope you do!), then you know all about Flint and Tinder, the rugged-yet-classic and frequently made-in-America brand from Huckberry.

Of course, Huckberry has long been one of my favorite retailers (find my other favorites in The Style Guide Shop), so it’s no surprise that Flint and Tinder churns out consistently excellent staples like the best light wash jeans for men, season after season… after season. F&T also makes one of the coolest lightweight shirts for men, plus rugged shirt jackets and plenty more. So, it helps that the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim pairs more than readily with those Huckberry style essentials, right? Yessir.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans

Selvage construction makes these more durable, despite the comfortable stretch.

So, what else makes this pair some of the best jeans for men, period? It comes down to the stretch selvage fabric blend, which blends 13.4oz. denim fabric (heavier selvage can top 15oz. or more) with 4 percent polyester & spandex. That slight amount of stretch is going to help these jeans move and breath easier, crucial on days when you want to wear jeans but don’t want to suffer for your style. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim also feature a true custom gold selvage ID, as shown above — these jeans are the real deal. And it continues to get better, because these jeans are made in the denim hotbed that is Los Angeles. Plus, the hardware is custom to F&T, and the YKK zipper won’t give out on you. I’ve got a pair of these jeans myself, and I reach for ’em every chance I get. I think you will, too.

¬†Yes indeed, these are the best men’s jeans for spring, for summer and beyond that. You know you can count on Flint and Tinder, right? Absolutely. Wear these with a breezy Flint and Tinder T-shirt or an equally breezy Flint and Tinder polo for perfectly laidback seasonal style. And just like that, your warm-weather wardrobe gets a major upgrade.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim

The Thursday Buy: This Flint and Tinder Selvage Shirt is Your Go-To Spring Shirt

Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect's Shirt

The kind of essential everyday shirt you can wear for just about anything.

If you recently started another day standing in front of your closet, wondering in vain about what shirt to wear for the day’s activities — be it (masked) grocery shopping, (masked) brewery to-go beers or another Zoom call, have I got the shirt for you. Meet the Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts for spring, and the sort of shirt you can wear no matter how much or how little design work you do. It comes to you courtesy of Huckberry and the famed, much-loved line of Flint and Tinder style essentials, which includes everything from a waxed shirt jacket to the best everyday gear (across several categories). But back to the Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt, which is the kind of grab-and-go shirt your spring wardrobe could use.

When you feel like you’ve exhausted all your Zoom call-worthy shirts, this one is here to save the day. Huckberry says it’s built more like a workwear piece than a classic Oxford shirt, which is good news for more than just Zoom calls. Throw on this selvage buttondown shirt at a moment’s notice to shape up for your next meeting, and assuredly keep it handy for weekend yard work (yes, it can pull double-duty).

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt

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Selvage detailing showcases how well this shirt is made by the Huckberry team. Cheers to that.

Now, it wouldn’t be one of the best shirts for men if it didn’t provide a hearty dose of versatility, right? It’s the Japanese slub selvage denim fabric in a cool shade of Marled Charcoal that gives this shirt its neutral, crisp edge (literally and figuratively). It’s as easily wearable with dark denim as it is with tan chinos or olive canvas workwear pants. The rest is really up to you, because you can layer the Flint and Tinder Selvage Architect Shirt atop a white T-shirt for easygoing spring style, and you can throw it on over a thermal shirt for an unexpectedly chilly morning. Oh, and you can also wear it all on its own, fresh coffee in hand as you kick back this season.

Footwear options aplenty are going to shine through with this rugged workwear shirt, from classic chukka boots to canvas high-top sneakers. It’s truly a mix-and-match shirt that provides you with bountiful styling options, all the better to switch up your spring wardrobe when you feel like it needs some switching up. And because this is Huckberry we’re talking about here, this shirt is priced reasonably ($128 from Flint and Tinder) — if you ask me, it’s yours for the taking. Happy (early) spring, folks.

#OOTD: How to Wear A Trucker Jacket This Spring, the Best Way

Stepping into a new season, be it spring or summer, should be as fun as it is functional and durable, especially when the ever-shifting confines of spring can present everything from sunny, breezy days in the park to blustery, chilly days on the road or the trail (or at the outdoor backyard bar). Preparation is key, and that’s precisely why you’re going to love this take on how to wear a classic suede trucker jacket. Leave it up to today’s #OOTD to dress for spring in rugged, durable, classic style — to say the very least.

In fact, this ensemble covers everything you could ask for in a seasonal look, from top-to-bottom (that even includes the best men’s everyday bag, one built with serious style from Billykirk). Of course, pieces like a rugged men’s henley are still crucial as we move from one season into the next (remember what I said about needing to be ready for anything). A pair of the best leather boots for men will provide on-the-go style and durability when you need it the most, and accessories like one of the best leather watches for men are also top of mind in any season (spring very much included). For now, keep scrolling to check out the rest of this #OOTD, then head to my Instagram to see how I’m dressing this season. Cheers, my friends!

A mix of rugged durability and classic style — you really can’t go wrong.

  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Golden Bear Suede Trucker, $998¬†— Listen, there are coats you can wear every single day, and coats you save for special occasions. This classic suede trucker jacket is both, so make it worth your while and break it out a lot.
  • The Classic Shirt: Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, $135¬†— There’s never a bad season to wear the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, an outdoor staple you can wear for more leisurely pursuits through breezy spring weather without missing a beat.
  • The Henley: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley, $59 via UNCRATE¬†— Score a great deal on this rugged men’s henley, the perfect spring base layer, at UNCRATE now.
  • The Pants: Proof Rover Pants, $98¬†— Are the Proof Rover Pants your new favorite pants? They very well could be, blending the style points of jeans with the toughness of work pants for anything spring throws your way.
  • The Boots: Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots, $150¬†— Get a standout deal on some of the best leather boots for men this season, the kind you can wear in any casual spring style scenario, outdoor dining or day hikes included. Indeed, the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots are a stone-cold classic.
  • The Hat: Melin Thermal A-Game Hat, $69¬†— When you want to throw on a stylish ballcap that’s going to look cooler than an athletic cap, while also keeping you warm against breezy spring winds, this Melin thermal ballcap is the one you want.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi XL Automatic Leather Strap Watch, $259¬†— The good folks at Timex make some of the best leather watches for men, as they have for years, and the Timex Navi XL Automatic is no different.
  • The Everyday Carry: Billykirk No. 478 Small-Batch Carryall, $550¬†— No matter what your spring agenda entails (even if that just means an outdoor brunch and loading up this rugged carryall with some to-go beers), Billykirk has you covered with the best men’s everyday bag on the market.

The beauty of this #OOTD is that it’s got plenty of parts working in harmony to provide maximum durability and classic looks, all at once. Take the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, a rugged overshirt that you can wear on its, atop your rugged men’s henley, if you so desired. Yet here, it gets an even further shot in the arm, thanks to the crucial, classic suede trucker jacket. It’s the perfect balance of rugged and refined, something that’s also exemplified by the Proof Rover Pants, which wear like tough work pants but look like sleek black jeans, in a way.

Talk about day-to-night style, the kind that only gets better when you consider the trail-to-town utility of the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots,¬† which are going to look right at home alongside the rugged Timex Navi XL Leather Watch — which itself is dressy enough in its own way. The real capper here are two stylish, cool accessories to literally top things off. Your Melin thermal ballcap wears quite well when you want casual, warm style for chilly spring days, while the rugged carryall from Billykirk delivers EDC performance in the clutch. You’ve just found your new favorite look for spring, folks.

#OOTD: How to Wear the Best New Spring Jacket from Huckberry

If you ask me, we all need one truly essential, go-to jacket in each and every season (yes, even spring and summer as far as outerwear is concerned). While your go-to winter jacket might be a burly parka or a tough waxed trucker jacket, the answer for spring style is a bit simpler. One of the best jackets for men this spring has got to be effective, it’s got to be versatile enough to wear casual and more tailored picks, and it’s got to be ready for anything, simple as that. Enter the¬†Flint and Tinder Quilted Flight Jacket,¬†an old-school jacket that draws design inspiration from military pieces and yet brings it all forward into the present day. That means a trimmer fit and more advanced fabrics, plus that reliable and durable design you’ve come to expect from Huckberry.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg, as it were, when it comes to getting ready for early spring. The season can bring everything from unexpected sunlight to even more unexpected rain, so the supporting cast in today’s #OOTD is on-hand to help you power through in style. To be more specific, picks like a performance-minded, classic men’s Oxford shirt, your new favorite T-shirt and the best chinos for men will help you go just about anywhere, be that an outdoor coffee date or a long-awaited return to the office. Put it all together at once, and you’re going to look, well, great. Keep on scrolling for today’s picks, folks.

Best men's jackets for spring

Putting the spotlight on a new favorite jacket from Huckberry this season.

  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Quilted Flight Jacket, $188¬†— Retro style meets modern functionality in this classic flight jacket, one of the best men’s jackets for spring (especially if you favor casual, on-the-go style). Huckberry gets it right.
  • The Shirt: Mack Weldon Oxford Shirt, $88¬†— This classic men’s Oxford shirt is made with high-performance fabric to wick moisture and prevent sweat, making it one of the coolest men’s buttondown shirts (literally) on the market. Don’t forget, Mack Weldon also offers¬†free U.S. shipping, folks.
  • The Base Layer: Sunspel Riviera T-Shirt, $90 via UNCRATE¬†— Here’s the thing with spring weather: It can go from blustery and rainy to hot in a matter of minutes. So, get this investment-level, James Bond-approved T-shirt to wear all on its own if need be.
  • The Pants: Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki, $118¬†— These Mott and Bow jeans feature a unique color versus other blue jeans in your rotation, making them a wise pick to shake up your spring style. Possibly the best men’s jeans out there.
  • The Watch: Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic, $1,005 — This adventure-ready watch remasters the Richard Dreyfuss watch from¬†Jaws,¬†making it supremely cool and seriously ready for anything spring has in store.
  • The Boots: Nisolo Andres All-Weather Boots, $260¬†— Spring weather can shift at any time, so you need a pair of the best leather boots for men, the kind that are weather-ready, stylish and ethically made. The Nisolo Andres Boots are here.
  • The Belt: Adelante Shoe Co. Essential Leather Belt, $125¬†— This stylish leather belt is handcrafted in Guatemala by a fairly paid, skilled artisan, making it the ideal complementary accessory to the rest of this #OOTD.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote, $265¬†— A rugged tote bag made for anything you can dream up, from hauling brewery cans to keeping your laptop safe while you head to an outdoor coffee shop? Sign me up (and just know that this Mission Workshop tote bag is exclusive to Huckberry, my friends).

Who’s got a newfound hankering for an outdoor stroll under some breezy spring sunlight? That sounds like just what the doctor ordered (along with wearing a mask, of course!), and these gear picks are here to help you get where you’re going. It all starts with your new favorite jacket from Huckberry, the kind of pick you can throw on and forget about (until you start receiving plentiful compliments, that is). For the office or for a bit of a polished-yet-casual feel on the weekend, your Mack Weldon Oxford Shirt is going to pull double-duty: We’re talking straightforward, subtle style and functionality.

Plus, you can wear said shirt atop that James Bond-approved T-shirt, unbuttoned, if the weather starts to warm up (Sunspel makes some of the best T-shirts for men in the game, no doubt). Rolling through the rest of this outfit, Mott and Bow jeans in a cool shade of Khaki offer a change of pace from the blue jeans you might normally wear, and a pair of the best leather boots for men seal it all together (literally — they’re waterproof) on your bottom half. If you want to invest a bit in your accessories for spring and well beyond, well, I can think of no better way than by picking up that iconic homage to the Richard Dreyfuss watch from¬†Jaws,¬†ehh? Even your handmade leather belt is a style upgrade that’s out of the ordinary. Of course, this #OOTD wouldn’t mean a thing without a rugged tote bag to haul your laptop, your notebook or other EDC essentials. If you like the look of this ensemble, let me know in the comments below. Stay stylish, stay safe and thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket

Your new favorite fall jacket from Huckberry, easy as can be.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got an ever-expanding list of fall style essentials to buy from the good folks at Flint and Tinder (including a rugged fall shirt jacket as seen above). And if you’re a fan of the blog, you know that plenty of gear picks from F&T (the in-house brand at Huckberry) are suited for each and every season — but especially the depths of fall. It’s wild to be in the midst of kicking off October right now, so with this ideal season in mind, it’s high time you picked up one of the best shirt jackets for men: It’s time you picked up the Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket for rugged layering this season.

As with any Flint and Tinder waxed jacket (including the much-coveted Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket), it delivers plenty of standout form and function for crisp fall days, chilly fall nights and adventures in between. But first off: What is a CPO jacket? We’ve talked about the silhouette in the blog on the past, but current CPO jackets pay homage to the Chief Petty Officer’s naval coat — think rugged, modern and tough in the current age, and this Flint and Tinder waxed jacket certainly delivers. Let’s go through the specs, shall we? Keep on scrolling.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket 

Also available in a sleek Charcoal color.

As with the best waxed jackets, it starts with the fabric and construction, two areas in which Flint and Tinder clearly excels. In the case of this stylish shirt jacket, it’s a cotton-and-spandex blend, waxed for toughness and yet flexibility. The hardware on the Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket also delivers, what with custom FNT gunmetal buttons getting the tough treatment here.

Front-button chest pockets and an interior pocket designed to hold your everyday carry also provide the utility you need this season, be it on the road or at home. This rugged shirt jacket should wear easily atop all your favorite fall style staples, be it a thermal henley and rugged chore pants, or else slim faded denim and a garment-dyed Oxford shirt for casual versatility. Is there anything the Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket can’t do? In this day and age, not quite. Wear it on a solo hike, wear it to grab to-go beers, throw it on for yard work or another fall morning cup of coffee … it’s the perfect fall layer, over and over.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder CPO Shirt Jacket 

#OOTD: How to Wear a Waxed Trucker Jacket This Fall

You wake up one morning, and you know: Fall is well and truly here. You open your window, that crisp, cold air hits … and immediately, your mind jumps to your lovingly stored jackets and sweaters. It’s time, once again, to¬†really start dressin’.¬†How exactly are you going to do that? It’s simple, really. Start with one of the best waxed trucker jackets as sold by Huckberry, then go from there. The fall season already looks mighty different (no college football, for one), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress to experience the pleasures of fall — a to-go brewery trip or a socially distanced orchard visit might be the norm these days, but today’s #OOTD has all the stops covered. To wit: We’re talking even more of the best picks for fall, so as to ensure you’ve got day-to-night style on lock. That means a¬†stylish merino henley and a Levi’s western shirt, for starters. From there, we’re lacing up tough leather boots and throwing on a Shinola leather watch. The overall effect is rugged and functional without going overboard — and it’s going to look great on many a chilly fall day, guaranteed. Check out the full look below, and as ever, head to Instagram to see how I’m dressing this fall. Cheers!

A tough waxed trucker jacket, worn the right way for fall.

Can you feel it in the air? Fall’s best adventures are ahead of us yet, I just know it. When you make a Flint and Tinder waxed jacket the centerpiece of your outfit, only good things are in store — in my humble opinion. This look gets a rugged shot in the arm via both a rugged Western shirt and of course, perhaps the perfect base layer for fall — they’re going to work in harmony to keep you warm and comfortable on the go, no matter what (and when you need to take your trucker jacket off, you can rest assured knowing you still look put together). For mobile, adventure-ready style that works from the trail to the brewery, the Topo Designs Dirt Pants are the right way to go (note the drawstring waistband for comfort). Those straight-fit cotton pants should sit mighty nicely atop some of the best leather boots for fall, a pair coming at you courtesy of FRYE. There’s also never a bad time to throw on the Shinola Runwell Watch, one that works with rugged gear picks like these — as well as dressier fall style situations (when those do occur, that is to say).

If you’re rolling solo and enjoy having a podcast or your favorite indie rock in your headphones, then Master & Dynamic headphones are the only way to go here (wireless functionality makes ’em well-suited for plenty of fall excursions). And of course, to haul your everyday carry essentials, a Filson twill bag is the right move. What’s your take on this look? And where will it take you this fall? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Again, thanks for reading!

#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’ve probably been keeping an eye on the best menswear you need in your wardrobe. Well, 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: How to Wear Jeans When It’s Hot Out — Right Now

If you’ve been wondering how to wear jeans when it’s hot out — as in, how to wear jeans for summer, right this very instant — look no further. Today’s #OOTD has all the best men’s gear you need, and we’ll get you through this ensemble without a bead of sweat. No promises, but this look is geared toward lightweight casual style, to say the least. It all starts with finding a pair of the best men’s jeans — preferably in a light wash and with fabric that’s got some stretch. Enter the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans, a favorite of the blog (and possibly soon to be your new favorite denim?). These aren’t your typical pair of jeans — they’re lightweight and comfortable, no matter what. From there, it’s all about keeping things breezy and cool, so we’ll introduce you to one of the coolest short-sleeve shirts for summer, and then offset things even further with a classic white T-shirt and casual canvas sneakers. You see, there’s a right way and a wrong way to about wearing jeans for summer, and while I love a great pair of selvedge denim as much as the next guy, you’ve simply got to switch it up from time to time. Now that you’ve got your favorite pair of jeans on lock (or you will soon enough, anyways), where to rock this ensemble? Things are slowly but surely opening up, so perhaps it’s worth rocking the best men’s jeans for summer as you visit your favorite brewery’s spread-out patio, but if you’re more comfortable hanging at home instead, that’s totally cool. In fact, consider this #OOTD ready for bonfires and grilling sessions aplenty. The rest of this summer-friendly look can be found below — as ever, let me know what you think of these men’s gear picks on Twitter.

The right way to wear jeans this summer? Possibly this way.

Alright, my friends — we’ve come to the end of another #OOTD (well, nearly the end). How ready are you feeling to rock a pair of the best light wash jeans to close out summer? Fairly ready? Mostly ready? Start out with the right pair (*cough* the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans) and then build your look from there. Remember, breezy and casual is the key, so we’re enlisting the help of a rugged workshirt from Buck Mason, then building the look from there. To wit: A¬†classic white T-shirt from Flint and Tinder offers retro-inspired summer style, while classic summer sneakers a la the Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers channel perfectly laidback looks for hanging out in the summer heat (cold beer in hand, of course). Of course, the Q Timex Reissue Watch allows you to stay on time in affordable style while looking great, so be sure to snap up your new favorite watch while you’ve still got the chance. To really keep things going, accessorize with yet another Flint and Tinder piece, this time in the form of the best leather belt for men.¬† Naturally, the heat of the summer is going to call for a pair of stylish shades like the Raen Optics Dodson Sunglasses, so snag those under-$200 sunglasses while you can. And as if Huckberry didn’t already make some of the best gear for men, they’ve now delved into making one of the best men’s ballcaps — make sure this is on your head to close out summer. Once again, this #OOTD is just about as good as it gets — make sure to try out as many of these picks as you can, I’d say. Lastly: Thanks for reading!

-Beau