#OOTD: The Best Way to Dress for a Laidback Spring Day

I’ll tell you this — we haven’t yet run ouf of spring style tips here on the blog. No, sir. Today, we turn to tried-and-true, much-loved brands like Taylor Stitch — and the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket — to get you outfitted the right way for your next casual spring outing. I’m not talking about a post-work outing, but rather … a rare day all to yourself. Maybe spent shopping at an outdoor market, enjoying a long brunch, sipping on some afternoon beers at your favorite brewery … all those pursuits that seemed to go away for a while during the winter. This is the gear to wear to do, well, whatever you want (within reason — nobody’s hopping on a cross-country flight with just a few hours’ notice, are they? Are you?). At any rate, you’ll be able to pick out gear from essential men’s style brands you know and love. In addition to the rugged-yet-not-too-heavy Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket, we’ve also got the perfect spring T-shirt, a pair of slim black denim, and some classic high-top sneakers, all geared to help you look polished and put-together — yet casually cool. That’s what spring is all about, right? To get the full look, keep scrolling. And to see how I’m dressing for spring, you can always head to my Instagram. Cheers!

All the best men’s style essentials you should keep handy for a lovely spring day.

  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Beach Cloth, $228 — We’re assuming it’s going to be breezy out there, and the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket has been uniquely revamped here for the season — use it as the centerpiece of this #OOTD. Quite possibly spring’s perfect jacket.
  • The Classic Tee: Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Slub Tee, $38 — You can really never fail with one of the best men’s T-shirts on the market (new from F&T), especially if you want to keep things quite casual.
  • The Slim Denim: Levi’s Made & Crafted 511 Slim Fit, $168 — A great pair of slim black jeans might be the key to nailing an off-duty fit — the Levi’s 511 Jeans are very, very tough to top.
  • The Sneakers: Colchester High Top Sneakers, $79.98 — Leave your dress shoes — and yes, even your rugged leather boots — at home, because these stylish high-top sneakers could become a new spring favorite.
  • The Stylish Leather Watch: Martenero Ace Watch, $595 — At once bold and subtle, this seriously cool watch from Martenero complements the rest of this #OOTD nicely.
  • The Belt: Line of Trade Veg-Tanned Leather Belt, $65 — Don’t get too fussy here — don’t worry about matching your new favorite leather watch and your belt precisely, leave the dress belt at home, and reach for this stylish casual belt instead.
  • The Everyday Carry: Bexar Goods Co. Vertical Card Wallet, $99.98 — A handsome, stylish leather wallet you’ll want to bring with you everywhere.
  • The Spring Essential: Duke Cannon News Anchor Grooming Tonic, $15 — For a slick, sharp, cool ‘do, this grooming tonic gives you what you need with just a bit of that “devil-may-care” edge for spring and summer.

When you’ve got the time and opportunity to customize a spring weekend day to your liking — a rarity, but they do happen — your ensemble should reflect that. So, for taking on spring breezes and giving you the space to layer up in a way that’s cool — not stuffy — the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is precisely the way to go. Heck, all those pockets mean this could be the one jacket to wear for a spring weekend (Think: Space for your phone charger AND keys!). It’ll also team nicely with the Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Tee, again one of the best men’s T-shirts out there. And along with that, there’s long been no pair of jeans better suited for casual-yet-sharp style than the Levi’s 511 Jeans — just what the doctor ordered for looking cool and yet put-together. The same can be said for your footwear selection: It’s tough to go wrong with a pair of stylish high-top sneakers, all the better for keeping you comfortable and on-trend. We’re accessorizing here with an insanely rugged Martenero timepiece, helped along by a stylish casual belt — again, worry not about matching these two. Last but certainly not least, an outfit this excellent (in my opinion) calls for a stylish leather wallet that you should feel proud reaching for when out to dinner or drinks — and you should be proud of the way your hair looks, too. In that case, you can’t go wrong with Duke Cannon Grooming Tonic.  To me, this outfit has it all — what do you think? And where will it take you this spring?


Style Pick of the Week: Huckberry Vintage Trainers

Winter is a surprisingly great time to buy stylish sneakers — find out why.

Shop Faherty BrandNow, the featured #menswear pick in today’s post — the excellent Huckberry Vintage Trainers — might surprise you a bit. After all, we’re in the depths of winter, so why am I recommending you buy a pair of the best men’s sneakers? It’s simple: When you find a great deal on any type of style essentials, no matter what, you should go for it (provided you can financially, of course!). And in this case, the Huckberry Vintage Trainers are assuredly one of the best pairs of men’s sneakers to buy now, then keep close by come spring and summer. And if you live in a more temperate climate? Well, you’re in luck, because the Huckberry Vintage Trainers can be worn darn near every day of the week … starting right now. It’s refreshing and exciting to see the great team at Huckberry continue to churn out excellent new footwear, and the Huckberry Vintage Trainers — based on an old vintage Italian military sneaker — are just the latest in that very stylish line.

Shop Faherty BrandSHOP: The Huckberry Vintage Trainers 

So, here are the goods on the very cool, very stylish Huckberry Vintage Trainers. Long story short: There are only 100 pairs of the Huckberry Vintage Trainers kicking around, so you’ll want to act quickly. They’re also affordably priced at under $200 for the type of style and quality you’re getting, including the comfortable leather-lined interior and the use of premium suede and leather on the upper.

A low profile and a gum rubber sole make these an excellent sneaker purchase.

The clean design of the Huckberry Vintage Trainers is also to be applauded, from the noticeable lack of branding to the cool gum rubber sole. That sort of design means these sneakers are tailor-made to wear with a classic shawl cardigan, your favorite pair of faded denim, and a rugged henley for a winter coffee run. But the beauty of a classically designed pair of sneakers like the Huckberry Vintage Trainers is that they can work when you need to go a bit more tailored, too. Try out the Huckberry Vintage Trainers with a tan herringbone blazer, a classic chambray shirt and slim black denim at the office on a more casual day, or pair them with a tailored wool suit and that same chambray shirt for a mix of high-low style. Add a refined leather watch and perhaps a classic peacoat, then call it good. Keep in mind, folks, that’s just how you can wear them during the winter months! You’ll want to keep them handy to pair with slim shorts and a stylish graphic tee on many a spring weekend, too. But for now, your first priority should be snapping up a pair of the Huckberry Vintage Trainers before somebody else does. Hop to it!

SHOP: The Huckberry Vintage Trainers 

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See Now, Buy Now: The Lisboa Francisco Flannel Works with Your Entire Winter Wardrobe

A unique flannel shirt that bucks the lumberjack-type trend.

Don’t have a warm, cozy and stylish flannel shirt in your winter wardrobe? Particularly as we approach the end of November (and Thanksgiving!), it’s pretty critical that you get that taken care of. And in that regard, the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt is going to be the flannel shirt of your dreams. OK, that’s high praise … but it’s true, at least in some senses.  And if you’ve been keeping up with the blog — I sure hope you have! — you’ll know that we’ve been slowly but surely shifting our attention toward winter style essentials, the type of classic and timeless pieces that are going to keep your warm in style this season.  And hey, if you need a SUPER last-minute shirt to wear for Thanksgiving this year? Give the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt  a shot. Rest assured, this isn’t your average flannel — the Navy Clay Plaid color and pattern is much more unique than a standard red-and-black flannel, for starters. The Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt also takes a bit of a different approach than your typical flannel workshirt, cut slim to wear on its own or beneath a navy herringbone blazer for more dressy style. The organic cotton of the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt is also brushed for softness — no scratchy texture here, no sir.

And when you feel like switching things up from a classic Oxford shirt or a timeless chambray shirt, the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt  is a unique option that pairs with slim tan chinos, your favorite pair of broken-in denim, or navy corduroys in equal measure. If there was such a thing as a “grab-and-go” shirt, the type of shirt you throw on and then forget about, it would be the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt. It’s as suited to layer over a thermal henley as it is to wear with a textured knit tie, slim blue denim and classic chukka boots to the office. Don’t believe me? Well, then … you simply must try the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt for yourself.

Are you going to add the Lisboa Francisco Flannel Shirt to your wardrobe this winter?

See Now, Buy Now: The Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater Is Your New Favorite Fall Sweater

The versatile, unique and eye-catching sweater you didn’t know you needed.

You’re going to need a stylish fall sweater or two this season — preferably, a whole closet full. But where to start? Well, there’s a good case to be made for switching things up from a more typical sweater (like a rugged grey crewneck sweater) and layering up with something a bit more devil-may-care, if you will. Take the Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater, an under-the-radar classic that channels your favorite throwback style — as always, it’s sold by our good friends at Huckberry, and it should join your list of fall style essentials, assuredly. If that co-sign wasn’t enough to get you to take a chance on this classic men’s sweater from Armor-Lux, well, let me try to convince you further.

SHOP: The Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater via Huckberry

The classic details on this sweater set it apart.

The Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater is entirely unique among sweaters on the market, beloved for its throwback vibes (a la the Breton stripe shirts favored by everyone from John Wayne to Picasso). The best part is, this current iteration nods to the past, but can be worn in ways that are decidedly modern (think classic high-top sneakers and rolled dark denim, to start). This beauty of a sweater from Armor-Lux is crafted from 100 percent cotton, in a trim fit that’ll wear well on its own easily or layer up with no issues under transitional style essentials (I’m talking a denim jacket or a stylish leather moto jacket, for starters). The Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater is  a true fall weekend style essential, fitting for throwing on to grab your morning coffee and start your day — or do something unproductive like head to a laidback brunch. The fact of the matter is, the Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater can be worn however you want — it channels that sense of laidback, easygoing style (and fun!) that can be hard to find in menswear sometimes. That definitely counts for something, right?

SHOP: The Armor-Lux Heavyweight Sweater via Huckberry

Style Pick of the Week: Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee

More than just your average T-shirt, this Huckberry number features custom artwork.

I’ve shopped for my fair share of T-shirts over the years, and I’ve got to say: The search for the perfect T-shirt can be a tricky one (to say the least). There might be a solution if you’re looking for an upgraded, visually interesting and easy-to-layer T-shirt, though: That’d be today’s Style Pick of the Week, the Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee. It’s an upgraded T-shirt in each and every way, and that’s why it’s nearly essential that you pick up an Artist Series Heavyweight Tee now, featuring engaging artwork and a summer-ready fit.. We’re all about style moves that take the average or the everyday and amp it up a  little bit, from the classic white T-shirt to an expertly faded pair of light wash denim, and the  Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee is the perfect addition to your (hopefully growing) list of summer style essentials. And if you’re not normally a T-shirt guy — or conversely, if you feel like you’ve got too many tees in your wardrobe — why should you consider picking up the Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee? It’s quite simple, my friends. Like all Huckberry essentials, with the Heavyweight Tee you’re getting durability, quality & great design — all in a tee that you can wear on its own or layer up under a classic chambray or Oxford shirt.

Another option from the Huckberry Artist Series — and a pretty darn cool one, to boot.

Helpfully, the Artist Series line features something for everyone in terms of colors and custom prints, from the retro-minded Wolf Print Tee shown at the top of the page to the Huckberry Van Tee seen here. Each tee is made in the States using 100 percent carded cotton (that’s the good stuff) and dialed in with the exacting fit you’d expect from the fine folks at Huckberry. The positives keep on rolling, too — each Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee is enzyme-washed for softness, meaning that each Heavyweight Tee feels like you’ve owned it for years right from the first wear. That quality could just make the Heavyweight Tee your new favorite T-shirt, especially when it comes to wearing it with a rugged denim jacket or beneath an easygoing cotton shirt on cool summer nights. Add slim khaki chinos (like these Abercrombie & Fitch chinos) plus some white canvas sneakers (like these TOMS sneakers) and you’re all set for your next outdoor concert. Those are the kind of style moves you should be searching for across these next few weeks — pieces that elevate your look from “just a T-shirt and jeans” to something more: A unique tee worn well (and available at an agreeable price!). That’s what the Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee brings to the table — unique design, cool looks and standout wearability. The Wolf Print Tee is my personal favorite, ideal to wear with your favorite pair of broken-in denim and some suede chukka boots to grab a beer at your local brewpub.

Do you dig the vibes of the Huckberry Artist Series Heavyweight Tee? Which one would you pick, and how would you style it? Get at me on Twitter. 

Shop These Summer Deals from Huckberry Right Now for the Fourth of July

Guys — it’s true. We really do love Huckberry here at The Style Guide. Huckberry is a one-stop E-commerce site and lifestyle brand — they’ve really got it all for guys who live a curated, well-considered and diverse lifestyle. That’s particularly true when it comes to the gear you need for the Fourth of July. There are rugged picks aplenty, to go along with tons of summer style essentials. With that in mind, your humble editor pulled together a quick list of some great deals and steals from Huckberry, all of which are going on as we speak! Let’s get to it.

United By Blue Summer Apparel — 25% Off (Through July 3rd) 

Just a few of the style essentials you can pick up from United By Blue on sale.

The folks at United By Blue are up to their old tricks — designing stylish and sustainable summer gear, that is. Get 25 percent off all United By Blue menswear — my favorite pick might just be the Kinghorn Plaid Shirt.

Native Shoes — 25% Off (Through July 1) 

Easy to wear, easy to style and perfect for summer travel.

Lightweight, comfortable and very easy to pack or wear for summer travel — that’s what you’re getting with Native Shoes. Your stylish summer sneakers are here, folks.

GrowlerWerks Growlers — 15% Off (Ongoing) 

A growler that serves up tasty beer and looks great in the process? Sign me up.

I really do love me an ice-cold, fresh craft beer — who doesn’t? You can serve up your favorite beers for the Fourth of July and beyond with a handsome, essential beer growler from GrowlerWerks. Cheers!

Nemo Equipment — 25% Off (Through July 3rd) 

The functional, useful camping equipment you need now.

I’m admittedly not big on camping, but if I were, I’d use dependable, functional gear from Nemo Equipment — you can pick up some nice deals now, my friends.

Solo Stove Portable Fire Pit — $100 Off (Through July 3rd)

Take $100 off this cookout and bonfire essential.

Take $100 off this durable, easy-to-use portable fire pit from Solo — that’s a heck of a deal in time for your next summer party.

DemerBox Speakers — 20% Off (For 48 Hours)

Durable Bluetooth speakers that pack a heck of a punch.

Want your speakers to pack a punch visually and in terms of stellar audio? You need the rugged, go-anywhere DemerBox speakers, available right now for a great deal.

OtterBox Coolers — 25% Off (Through July 3rd)

The only cooler you need for spring and summer.

Perhaps the most durable, toughest coolers on the market come from OtterBox — that’s all there is to it. Load up an OtterBox cooler for your Fourth of July party, ASAP.

SpikeBall — 15% Off (For 48 Hours)

Innovative water games for your next weekend trip. Available for a nice deal right now.

Yep, that’s right. SpikeBall. Your boating excursions and weekend lake trips just got a heck of a lot more fun, thanks to this innovative water game. Once again, for the people in the back: SpikeBall.

Are you ready to do some shopping? I, for one, think these deals from Huckberry are too good to be missed. Which of these picks are your favorite? I’m truly a sucker for United By Blue menswear, for one. Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading.


Style Pick of the Week: Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby

Crisp, versatile derby shoes that just so happen to be perfect for summer travel.

Any list of summer style essentials calls for travel gear that can stand up to anything, right? Particularly when it comes to versatile travel shoes, I’d say. That’s why we’re here with an all-new, hot-off-the-presses, Style Pick of the Week. The Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby, released just a few days ago, are nothing short of the must-have shoes you need for your next summer trip. You can snag them via the Nisolo site, or via Huckberry — so there’s really no reason not to pick up a pair, right? Right.

That’s high praise, to be sure, but you can’t beat a pair of classic Oxford shoes that combine comfort, mobility and versatility. The brand made these exclusively for our pals at Huckberry, and they know a great pair of kicks when they see one. Believe you me, the Travel Derby is a great pair of kicks. The no-break-in suede upper on the Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby is a critical touch, truly crucial for comfort right out of the box (especially if you’re going to be wearing these for summer travel). I’m talking the sort of travel that might take you from the office to a train or a plane, then out the door to dinner. The Travel Derby has you covered. And the soft leather insole also molds to your foot, making these casual suede Oxfords easy to wear with stylish no-show socks. The XL Xtralight foam outsole is also plenty comfortable, featuring a laidback wedge shape, to boot. So, the Travel Derby has got what you might call the “comfort + specs” part of the equation down pat.

The great thing about the Travel Derby? You can wear ’em on the road, or pack ’em away with ease for summer trips aplenty.

The Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby also checks some crucial boxes in terms of styling potential. The silhouette and design is clean and classic, all the better for wearing with all manner of casual Friday looks. Take the Travel Derby and pair it with slim light wash jeans, a navy T-shirt and a lightweight khaki blazer — you’re set to close out the work week, and the only thing you need to hit the road is a stylish vintage leather messenger bag. And when you get where you’re headed this summer? Wear the Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby with slim stone chinos and a short-sleeve chambray shirt for style that’s quite happy hour-friendly. What’s the capper on the Travel Derby? It just might be the fact that these are ethically produced in Mexico — it’s that attention to detail that lends itself to a seriously stylish pair of summer shoes.  If you haven’t already decided to purchase the Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby, my only question is … what are you waiting for?

Head to Huckberry to get the Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby ASAP.