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’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

 

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: The Flint and Tinder Chore Coat is Your New Favorite Spring Jacket

This could be one of the sharpest jackets you buy this spring.

It’s official — the Flint and Tinder Chore Coat is one of the best new jackets you can buy for spring, and it’s the spring jacket you need on your back right now … period. Things have been a bit different these past few weeks in the land of The Style Guide (Brooklyn), and I’m sure that’s the case for you as well — I’ve still been making time to check out the best spring style essentials, though. And as the season rolls on, opportunities abound to try out some of the most rugged men’s gear on solitary hikes, solo walks & quick trips to pick up to-go beer and coffee. Consider wearing the Flint and Tinder Chore Coat right now as a sort of test run for when things fully get back to normal — and in that case, who wouldn’t want a rugged chore coat for breezy spring days and unexpectedly cool summer nights? It’s the proper way to go, trust me on that.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Chore Coat

Rest assured, the specs on this tough chore coat are exactly what you’ve come to expect from the gear purveyors at Flint and Tinder (the in-house line available at Huckberry, of course). It’s made of garment-dyed Italian cotton for exceptional quality and an exceptional fit and feel, while at the same time, it’s reinforced at key stress points. And as you might hope, the hardware is custom to Flint and Tinder (much like the excellent Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, for example). Adjustable cuffs and riveted hip pockets allow for both plenty of carrying potential and plenty of versatile styling potential, too. You can wear the Flint and Tinder Chore Coat  with everything from your favorite Oxford shirt and faded light wash denim to a rugged henley and equally rugged chore pants. Consider the Flint and Tinder Chore Coat a cooler replacement for your blazer, and yet … it’s the type of jacket you can also wear out on a hike or a quick (socially distanced!) jaunt into town. Again, it’s the perfect spring jacket, and it’ll absolutely perform like it.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Chore Coat

 

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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