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

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

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

A new take on the Western shirt for the modern man.

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

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

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt

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See Now, Buy Now: The Sunski Yubas Sunglasses Are Your New Favorite Pair of Spring and Summer Shades

A unique, truly cool pair of spring sunglasses to pick up right now.

We’re to that point in spring where if you don’t yet have a pair of the best men’s sunglasses for bright and sunny days, well, I’d wager that you’re just about realizing you … should start shopping around. Enter the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses (these are just $49.98 at Huckberry).

You see, luxury brands like Tom Ford — much-loved, make no mistake –- charge an arm and a leg for sunglasses. And grocery store shades won’t cut it when it comes to complementing your favorite men’s style essentials. So, we’re back to the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses, quite possibly the most affordable, stylish pair of sunglasses on the market this season. Like all men’s fashion favorites at The Style Guide, the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses hit the nail on the head in some key areas. You  see, they’ve got functionality (the frames are super-lightweight), plus performance (the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses are polarized), not to mention straight-up great looks (note the unique frame shape). Yes indeed, it’s tough to top the Sunski Yubas Sunglasseswhen it comes to their spot on any list of the best pair of men’s sunglasses you can buy this season. If you’ve tried a pair (as I have), then you know that’s not hyperbole.

SHOP: The Sunski Yubas Sunglasses

These stylish sunglasses shake things up from the traditional Aviator or Wayfarer-style frames you know and love – the circular frame design is perhaps more akin to your eyeglasses. That gives the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses a dressier look and feel, making them fit for wearing with everything from a rugged short-sleeve henley and slim chinos to a navy cotton suit and leather brogues for that early spring wedding. And we didn’t even mention the seriously cool frame-and-lens color combo yet – no one at your next happy hour or BBQ will be wearing a pair like the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses (unless they read this blog, maybe! In which case – bring ‘em a beer for me!). All joking aside, for the combination of style and versatility you get from the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses, you might have hard time ever taking them off – even indoors.

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Style Pick of the Week: Bespoke Post Lather Box

The shaving essentials you need now.

Your search for the perfect shave just got a whole lot easier — in fact, when you pick up the Bespoke Post Lather Box, the perfect shave has a price to it … a price of just $45 (when signing up for Bespoke Post, that is). Why the Lather Box, and why now? Well, we’re truly into spring — perhaps you’re the type of guy who grows out a beard for the fall and winter, and you want to part with it (sheds single tear). Perhaps, you just appreciate a classic, old-fashioned shave — either way, the Bespoke Post Lather Box is here to help. Changing up your facial hair as a new season rolls in is something you might be considering, but if you needed another reason to give it a shot, consider this one last push.

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SHOP: The Bespoke Post Lather Box

That’s certainly why we count on Bespoke Post here on the blog: Think of something you need, and they’ve got it. And you DO need that close, essential shave, especially to start a new season. It’s even better that the Bespoke Post Lather Box is packed with men’s grooming essentials from Base Light, a modern brand that still respects old-school traditions. So, you’re not only getting Pure Badger Shaving Brush, you’re also getting Base Light’s Hydrate Shave Cream to go along with it — see, that’s the best of the old and the new, all wrapped up in the Bespoke Post Lather Box.

Another considered step to add to your grooming routine.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Bespoke Post Lather Box helps you store your shaving essentials as well, thanks to a modern chrome shaving stand, along with a concrete shaving bowl. That these are two modern takes on the type of products your grandfather would have used is certainly intentional — and the Bespoke Post Lather Box is all the better for it. The final step in the perfect shave for your whiskers? Adding in some of the Restore Post-Shave Balm, designed to cool and soothe your skin. Set aside the balm and the shaving cream, store the brush, then call it a day — the Bespoke Post Lather Box really does make it that easy. Plus, it looks cool and channels that timeless, old-school cool you used to see in Old Spice commercials. Don’t take my word for it, though. Get your hands on the Bespoke Post Lather Box, and your face will thank you.

SHOP: The Bespoke Post Lather Box

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

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

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

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

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

See Now, Buy Now: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the Best Light Wash Jeans for the Season

A reliable pair of light wash jeans for spring and summer.

If you happen to be looking for a pair of the best light wash jeans for men, well, we’ve got you all sorted today via our See Now, Buy Now series. That is to say, the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the pair of light wash jeans you’ve been searching for, and they’re here right now to help you through the season with ease (and style).  Available for $220 via Need Supply Co., these are a pair of essential jeans that channel both classic & modern style at the same time. How does that work out? Well, it starts with the trim-but-not-too-trim straight leg — flattering on nearly any body type — and it carries through to the light-but-not-too-light cotton denim, a perfect middle ground between retro and current. The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans get plenty of small details right, including sturdy branded rivets and a branded top button closure and button fly — both signifiers of upgraded attention to detail.

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The best light wash jeans for the season? Very nearly.

These slim light wash jeans really do go above and beyond, giving you plenty of bang for your buck. A hint of stretch ensures these are comfortable and lightweight, plus spring-friendly — they’re certainly not a heavy pair of blue indigo denim. Plus, the medium blue wash means you can mix and match them with a navy T-shirt or a white henley with ease. And that’s another positive when it comes to the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans — they’re nearly as versatile as your favorite pair of dark blue denim, yet in a more seasonally friendly construction. Wear these slim light wash jeans with a white Oxford shirt and a classic navy blazer to the office — just add suede chukka boots — or else take ’em for a spring with a laidback polo and your favorite pair of sneakers. The bottom line is that this is a pair of jeans that can do it all (and for that price, they should). Where will they take you this spring?

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The List: Upgrade Your Spring Style Right Now with the Best New Gear of the Week

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Get up and get going with lightweight spring sneakers like these from Adidas — read more below, of course.

What do you think of when you think of spring style essentials? Perhaps a return to lightweight, stylish sneakers is what you’ve got in mind? Well, we’re on the same page then — the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker is but one of the many new spring gear picks we’re featuring today, all with an eye toward helping you stay fashion-forward while on the go this season. Have any brands you’d like to see included in future editions of The List? Catch up with me on Twitter to let me know. Cheers.

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker — $200

Comfortable, stylish hiking sneakers you can wear all day.

The name of the game this spring has got to be stylish, functional sneakers — like the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker, a pair of performance-ready sneaker boots that you can wear on a day hike and a coffee date thereafter.

Flint and TInder 365 Pants in Slim or Straight — $98

One pant, two fits, plenty of color options — possibly the perfect spring pants.

Make no mistake, we sure do love the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants here on the blog (and by we, I mean … just me). The real kicker when it comes to these stylish spring pants? The versatility you get through two fits — the Slim Fit works for guys who prefer a lean silhouette, while the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Straight Fit are made for the fella who needs more room to move. The fabric is quality and the color choices are on-point, too.

Wills Cashmere Quarter Zip Mock — $218

A supremely luxurious cashmere zip for cool spring nights.

While we love a rugged crewneck sweatshirt as much as the next guy, a style like that won’t quite work every day. For when a breezy day turns into a breezy evening of rooftop cocktails (like an Old Fashioned?), the Wills Cashmere Quarter Zip works just fine.

Bespoke Post Downpour Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

The seriously affordable rain jacket you’ll wear all spring.

Is there anywhere you can get an affordable rain jacket for way, way less than you’d expect? The short answer is: Yes! That place is Bespoke Post, and that affordable rain jacket comes courtesy of the Bespoke Post Downpour Box.

MWC Watches U.S. Infantry Watch — $210.98 (When On-Sale via Huckberry)

The hard-wearing field watch you can take anywhere this spring.

As the weather takes a turn for the better, reach for a durable, lightweight field watch that’s got a healthy dose of military inspiration baked right in. One of the best men’s field watches? Assuredly.

Onitsuka Tiger Basketball Sneakers — $90

High-top kicks that draw inspiration from a classic Onitsuka pair.

Onitsuka Tiger is a brand with strong heritage dating back decades — if you look at a pair of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, you know what you’re getting. But who knew they make subtly stylish, retro-inspired basketball sneakers in addition to colorful, cool runners? These are sure to be a spring favorite with light wash denim and a white Oxford shirt, and they’re made to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. Oh, and if you happen to be in NYC? Swing by the brand’s new store in SoHo.
Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

A casual-yet-tough henley in a spring-ready color.

We’ve featured the Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley in the past on this site, namely as we move from summer into fall. So, moving from winter into spring merits a return to this rugged cotton henley — in a spring-ready color — from Faherty Brand for easygoing layering.
Roark Revival Highway 133 Denim — $75

Pleasingly light, but not full-on “dad jeans.”

There’s a right way to shop for the best men’s denim this spring — you should be looking for a pair that’s got a lighter construction and a lighter wash.  That means you want a pair like the Roark Revival Highway 133 Denim, some of the best light wash jeans for men.
Birdwell Aloha Field Jacket — $299

The classic field jacket you can wear all spring and summer.

Just when you thought your rotation of the best men’s spring jackets was complete, along comes the absolutely stunning, essential Birdwell Aloha Field Jacket.  You surely recognize the Birdwell name from the brand’s excellent swimwear, but I’m here to tell you that you need to give the Aloha Field Jacket a shot. It’s made with ripstop poplin and finished off with a Hawaiian print from Hoffman Fabrics, the original importer of Hawiian prints.

Pendulux Nautilus Table Clock — $339.98

You don’t have a clock like this on your desk right now — do you?

I’m all for upgrading your living space in accordance with your personal style — on that note, the seriously cool Pendulux Nautilus Table Clock is but one way to give your office and home accents a shot in the arm for spring.

Helm Boots Muller Boots — $385

Tough leather boots you can wear all spring — yes, even with a khaki cotton suit.

You might recognize these stylish leather boots from my post last fall on the best boots to buy now — and they’re back again, because you could always use another pair of rugged cap toe boots to stomp through spring.
Herschel Supply Co.  Buckingham Backpack — $120

Turn to Herschel for a functional, mobile backpack.

Now, I’m not normally a big backpack guy — to say the very least. That being said, there are situations (like an early spring outdoor adventure!) where you need a functional, stylish backpack. This Herschel Supply Co. backpack gets it done for you.

 

So, to wrap up today’s post … are we feeling ready for spring yet? And which of the above picks will you be adding to your menswear wish list? For me, it’s got to be a pair of stylish leather boots from Helm Boots — that’s an easy pick, in my mind. Thanks for reading!

 

 

#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?