See Now, Buy Now: Shop for Your New Favorite Summer Shorts from Buck Mason

Best casual shorts for men.

Are we out of the woods yet when it comes to dealing with blustery spring weather? Let’s hope so, which is where the best men’s shorts gradually start to come into play in your wardrobe. If you keep up with the blog, perhaps you know where this is going. To upgrade your ensembles for a new season, turn to a brand you can trust — a brand like Buck Mason, makers of some of the coolest old-school-meets-modern menswear on the market. They’ve been one of my favorite brands for a good long while, with a full lineup of the best menswear essentials up for grabs — including today’s featured style pick, the Buck Mason Deck Shorts. There’s never been a time like right now to snag some of the best shorts for men, and since the calendar reads April and not May or June, you’re well ahead of the game.

What exactly qualifies the Buck Mason Deck Shorts as some of the best men’s shorts? Like other Buck Mason style moves (including your new favorite T-shirt), the key here lies in versatility and high-quality design. Let’s start with the fabric: It’s a stretch cotton-poly blend, making them more comfortable and more quick-drying than most cotton chino shorts on the market. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts are also available in two inseam lengths. a 6-inch inseam and an 8-inch inseam — both should work out for plenty of different guys. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts only get better from there.

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The Buck Mason Deck Shorts are equipped with plenty of helpful features to keep you moving on the go in style this summer. The drawcord waist is plenty comfortable and allows you to go sans belt, which is helpful for many a spring and summer adventure — on the trail, at a campsite or exploring a new favorite watering hole. I mean that literally, because the quick-drying nature of the Buck Mason Deck Shorts means you can wear them like a regular pair of the best men’s shorts, or like stylish swim trunks. I’d most likely wear these shorts as more of a set of beach or boardwalk shorts when you won’t be in the water for hours at a time, but in a pinch, the Buck Mason Deck Shorts can get wet and dry quickly.

The rest of the time, they wear quite well with plenty of different spring and summer style staples. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts come in four different colors, each of which teams up stylishly with everything from a grey or navy polo to a breezy beige cotton tee or a white Oxford shirt. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts would probably look best with your favorite pocket tee and casual canvas sneakers for seriously easygoing seasonal style. Best of all, these wear-with-anything shorts retail for under $90 and are built to last all spring and summer long. That sounds like a new menswear must-have to me.

See Now, Buy Now: The Billy Reid Archie Jacket is the Best Spring Blazer to Buy Now

The best men's blazer for spring.

It feels to me like we were just talking about the best moleskin jeans for winter, among other seasonal style essentials, from the retailer in question today, the great Billy Reid out of Florence, Alabama. And yet, the time has now come to upgrade your seasonal wardrobe in a new way with some of the best spring style essentials we’ve seen yet from the famed American menswear designer. Sure, you know Billy Reid’s bestsellers by heart, I would hope: We’re talking rugged denim shirts, hard-wearing selvedge jeans and of course, the famed Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, but the designer also does a number when it comes to more refined spring menswear essentials. Take the Billy Reid Archie Jacket, one of the best blazers for men and a special standout as we move into breezy spring and summer dressing situations.

It’s the kind of blazer worth investing in, one that can be worn more casually with some of the best jeans for men — note the more laidback patch pockets — or in dressier situations with some of the best Billy Reid tailoring out there. Now, unlike on-sale menswear at Billy Reid’s Clearance Sale, this jacket is brand-new and full-price at just a shade under $600, but like most things Billy Reid, it’s worth spending a bit more to get one of the best men’s blazers.

Best casual spring blazer for men.

The design of the Billy Reid Archie Jacket is exactly what you would expect — in a great way — from a designer that knows how to toe the line between ultra-casual and ultra-versatile. The aforementioned casual patch pockets make it easy to wear the jacket casually with light wash jeans or sans tie, with a chambray shirt, as part of a full suit. It’s made from lightweight, garment-dyed 100 percent linen for a breezy feel and finish on hot spring and summer days — if you’re looking for insight on how to dress for a summer wedding, starting with the Billy Reid Archie Jacket is but one way to go.

That fabric is then garment-dyed for an even softer look and feel, right out of the box. The Billy Reid Archie Jacket could very well be one of the most comfortable blazers you’ve ever worn. It’s lined in cotton, with cotton-blend sleeve lining for an easy-on, easy-off design. It’s also unstructured and looks better when worn with a more casual edge (again, skip the tie and wear a rugged denim shirt for a change of pace). The Billy Reid Archie Jacket is finished off with premium pick (or raised) lapel and pocket stitching, a sartorial touch that separates this blazer from the pack. The fit is modern and tailored, with plenty of size options available. For my money’s worth, and yours, the Billy Reid Archie Jacket is one of the best men’s blazers out there, period. Find out for yourself now before wedding season begins in earnest.

The Tuesday Steal: Get the Best Men’s Chinos for Spring for Under $100 at Bonobos

As we cruise through a new month and a new season, I would hope you’ve got your sights set on some of the best spring menswear, and specifically, the best men’s chinos. To get even more specific, I would hope your go-to chinos brand is going to be NYC-based Bonobos, long-running makers of some of my favorite chinos (and jeans, and soft buttondown shirts, and so on). And to dial things in even further: The Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0 are a revamped pair you need now, with the proper quality and comfort you’d expect from a brand founded on perfecting the style. And in the spirit of today’s Tuesday Steal, these unbeatable chinos are available for under $100 ($99 to be exact) right now. Yes indeed, there’s lots to love with a comfortable durable pair of workhorse chinos, and Bonobos has you covered. You already know the brand makes everything from retro cardigans to classic Oxford shirts, so why not amp things up with a new pair of the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0, right? This new design features non-iron, 4-way stretch fabric, all the better for constant wear this season.

Without a doubt, you’ve probably already read a Bonobos review or two on this blog, specifically on a pair of the best chinos for men from this very brand, but this new edition is back in spring-ready colors and with plenty of that same comfort and stretch you’ve come to expect.

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Take your pick from a whopping 19 different colors and three (or four) sizing options in terms of fit, plus a wide range of inseam and waist measurements. The Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0 check off all the right boxes, as any good pair of chinos should do. The best chinos for men, after all, are the perfect hybrid between your favorite jeans and tailored dress pants — wearable at the office or on the weekend, yet with more spring-ready comfort and mobility than wool dress pants, for instance. Especially when it comes to the relatively tailored cut of the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0, they’re wearable with your favorite blazer and an Oxford shirt, yet you can also style the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0 with an easygoing pocket tee (it definitely helps that Bonobos sells all of the above menswear essentials, does it not?).

Styling potential is nearly limitless with the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0, and given the fact that they’re available right now for a shade under $100 — and potentially lower, if you shop the Bonobos Sale Section — they’re a deal not to be missed. And again, just because Bonobos menswear is on sale doesn’t mean it’s of inferior quality; in fact, it’s a great opportunity to get high-quality gear while saving some dough. And for my money’s worth, the Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0 should be the first purchase you make right now.

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat – The Best Winter Blazer for Men

It always helps to have a reliable rotation of the best menswear brands in your closet when you need to get dressed in style in a pinch, especially through the frigid days of winter (at least where I am, in Brooklyn). Today’s menswear brand in question is a longtime favorite here on the blog: The great folks at San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch, purveyors of several “best-in-class” menswear picks, including a new essential you might not have considered from the brand. That new essential? One of the best blazers for men, or rather, one of the best sportcoats for men, and one that’s done up in a handsome plaid pattern for winter.

You already know you can turn to the West Coast retailer for a little bit of everything, including a jam-packed rotation of the best jackets for men, but this recent introduction takes things up a notch in terms of refinement and tailored appeal. Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat is precisely the upgrade you need when the situation is more formal than simply throwing on one of the best shirt jackets, for instance. You might normally turn to Taylor Stitch for more casual menswear offerings, but the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat proves they can do slightly more formal selections with just as much quality top-of-mind. Of course, they haven’t overdone it, though.

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That’s a difficult balance to strike, but it’s one that Taylor Stitch manages to finetune correctly with the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat. Take the construction, for instance. The elegant yet classically “Taylor Stitch” sportcoat features a poly-cotton lining and minimal padding for a fit that’s tailored yet modern without overdoing it. It’s cut to move with you, not restrict you, as a heavily padded suit jacket or blazer might do. And the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat perfectly fits the definition if you want explore the difference between a sportcoat and a blazer. The Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat features a plaid pattern reminiscent of when sportcoats were actually worn in the field — like hunting jackets — while a traditional blazer is solid in color (among other differences). In this case, it’s more technical, but it’s always useful to know the difference, ehh? The patch pockets on the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat also nail the “casual-yet-refined” vibe perfectly.

Yes indeed, the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat is one of the best men’s winter blazers (or rather, sportcoats), able to be worn seamlessly with Taylor Stitch chinos or a pair of the best blue jeans for men and your favorite winter boots. This blazer, with its modern fit and winter-friendly wool fabric, also wears well at the office with the aforementioned blue jeans and leather boots, or with corduroy pants and a crisp white Oxford shirt to hit the town. The Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat can go anywhere you’d normally wear a regular blazer, or anywhere you want to project an air of casual, stylish and slightly rugged confidence. That makes it a must-buy winter jacket, does it not? Here’s to dressing for the rest of winter in style with the Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat.

The Thursday Buy: This Billy Reid Shirt Jacket is the Rugged & Refined Winter Layer You Need

I always say that it pays to have brands you can trust in your rotation of the best men’s style essentials, brands that don’t miss a beat when moving from season to season. As it turns out, Billy Reid is one of those brands, a reliable company that delivers some of the coolest menswear as dreamed up by one of the country’s best menswear designers. And as luck would have it, the Billy Reid New Arrivals section is packed with some of the best winter gear for guys, including one of the best shirt jackets for men. Billy Reid already has you outfitted for those occasions when things turn more formal, including a selection of the best men’s shirts for all occasions.

And I’m more than willing to bet you also know Billy Reid from the frankly incredible, widely coveted and fast-selling Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, which just so happens to be the type of heirloom piece you’d do well to buy now and wear often. But let’s talk more about the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket, one of the best men’s shirt jackets to wear when situations toe the line between rugged and refined.

Where does the magic come from with the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket? It starts with the warm and winter-friendly wool-blend exterior, reinforced with nylon and polyester for durability and stretch. It’s then filled with an insulating poly fill made with recycled polyester for an extra shot of sustainability. So, the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket delivers when it comes to comfort and performance. But it’s the small details where Billy Reid elevates things even further. Whereas more technical shirt jackets might use a cheaper style of button, here, the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket uses antique brass hardware and a handsome leather locker loop, the sort of touch you can use to display this handsome and functional shirt jacket on a coat rack rather than tossed in the laundry room.

These touches make the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket more of a style piece than a performance move. I’d shy away from wearing this on long, grueling hikes and reserve this rugged-yet-refined shirt jacket for park strolls and brewery beers. The rich dark navy plaid pattern makes the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket a superb style move when worn atop one of your favorite henleys and some slim blue jeans, and you can even wear the Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket atop one of Billy Reid’s denim shirts for the ultimate blend of durability and style points. To shake up your winter layering, get the handsome and ever-versatile Billy Reid Theo Shirt Jacket — you won’t regret it.

The Friday Read: Tommy Stinson, The Best Non-Alcoholic Beers & New Gear from Myles Apparel

My friends, let’s jump on into a new year and into another winter weekend, one which technically happens to be the first full weekend of 2022. If you’ve got fitness resolutions aplenty on your list right now, then the latest performance gear from Myles Apparel should set you on the path to a happy and healthy start to 2022. Specifically, the brand dropped the Myles Apparel Momentum Active Track Pants earlier this week, with all the right specs to bolster any training sessions on your to-do list. Made with a quick-drying blend of nylon and spandex, they look and feel great, and they’re more than ready for whatever workouts you throw their way. How’s that for starting 2022 with some of the best workout gear for a new year, right? Not bad at all, if you ask me. Oh, and just remember: You get free U.S. shipping on orders of more than $100. Stock up ASAP, folks.

Now that you’ve conquered the gear you need for weekend workouts, how about some music and relaxation? Of course, you very well might know that I also write about indie music for Atwood Magazine, and I run a music and menswear newsletter. It’s with both of those pursuits in mind that I’m so excited to head down to Norfolk, Virginia as we speak to see legendary rock n’roller Tommy Stinson (of The Replacements fame) play a small show in the famed Virginia city! I previously wrote about Stinson’s career in The Replacements, and my love of the band, over at InsideHook. Now, I won’t be covering the show, but I’ll be enjoying tunes safely all the same, and I’ll be packing some of my favorite travel menswear and gear, too. To keep up with all of the action, be sure to follow me on Instagram. In the meantime, let’s get to the rest of today’s Friday Read!

  • If you’re undertaking Dry January, then my congrats and best wishes to you, as moderation is crucial these days. It’s with that approach in mind that I wrote about the best non-alcoholic beers for Dry January, packing plenty of sudsy flavor into a low-cal, no-booze can. Head to SPY to check out my picks, folks.
  • We’re not quite out of the woods yet in terms of reacquainting ourselves with how to get dressed in style for the office. The next time you need to suit up, be it for date night, a meeting or a winter wedding, refer to my handy guide to the best winter suits for men over at Fatherly. It’s got everything you need, and then some.

I talked above about one of the best men’s weekender bags from Shinola, so in the spirit of winter travel and the best gear on the market, here’s another blog post to get your mindset squared away. Keep it tuned here to The Style Guide to read about the best Shinola duffel bag for men. It’s going to get you from point A to point B in style, and after all, shouldn’t that be the goal of every weekend? Happy shopping, safe travels and thanks for reading, folks!

The List: Buy These Stylish Gear Picks to Start the New Year from Huckberry

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Can you believe it’s 2022? I certainly can’t, and just as I said when kicking off the year last year, well, it’s even tougher to believe it’s already time to get back into the swing of things by checking out some of the best new gear picks for a new year. As with anything, be it a new diet, a new fitness routine or another new set of goals, these first few days of January provide much-needed perspective and a reset button of sorts as you plot the days, weeks and months ahead. In the past, I’ve asked about your New Year’s style resolutions, but if you’ve indeed resolved to dress better, why not start things off on the right foot and invest in some of the best new menswear from Huckberry?

Each of the picks below are a bit pricier than average, but all the more worth it when you consider the wear you’ll get out of them for years to come. These picks can serve as the centerpiece of an outfit, or they can be combined among themselves or with other wardrobe picks to really drive home versatile style. It really is that simple — here are some of my favorite picks to get you started off on the right foot (in some cases, literally) this year. Cheers!

The Best New Menswear to Buy for 2022 at Huckberry

Danner x Huckberry Vertigo 917 Gold Rush Boots — $245

Want to quite literally start the year on the right foot? Lace up some of the best boots for men from Huckberry and Danner, as previously covered by yours truly on the blog. These are as good as it gets for stylish, active pursuits (and they’ve been selling quickly, to boot).

Schott Plaid Wool Blend CPO Shirt — $140

If your winter wardrobe still feels like it’s missing something — say, one of the best men’s shirt jackets on the market — then this reliably rugged CPO shirt jacket from Schott is the way to go. It’s the perfect way to give your off-duty wardrobe a shot in the arm this winter.

Marathon Navigator Date Watch — $380

The right watch is an underrated accessory that can amp up even the most casual outfits, particularly ones with picks like the best weekend pants (more on that in a second). So, this well-crafted, stylish field watch from Marathon is an ideal addition to your list of everyday carry essentials.

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

I’ve taken the time in my Flint and Tinder review to sing the praises of these durable, wear-with-anything five-pocket pants, and they’re a perfect pick-up for the new year. Take them to the office then out to the bar and back with ease. I’d call them the best men’s pants to buy right now.

R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman Chelsea Boots — $495

Want a pair of dress Chelsea boots that step things up a notch from the Huckberry x Danner boots shown earlier? These handsome, perfectly rugged yet supremely sharp R.M. Williams Chelsea boots are an ideal purchase right now.

Marine Layer Crewneck Sweater — $125

Made with a blend of recycled polyester and cotton, this textured sweater is a crisp-but-casual men’s winter sweater to wear with just about anything, but especially a white Oxford shirt, a pair of the best men’s pants and those well-made men’s Chelsea boots shown above. Get to it, folks!

Are you feeling inspired and ready to start the new year in style? It can be tough to revamp your wardrobe right after the holidays, especially in terms of budget, but if you invest in just a few solid pieces and build from there, your work will begin to pay serious dividends. Take one of the best winter sweaters, for instance, and team it with a pair of dress Chelsea boots, an Oxford shirt and some of the best men’s pants, and just like that, you’re ready for a night on the town or a day at the office — that’s all there is to it sometimes. Happy shopping and Happy New Year!

See Now, Buy Now: This Rugged Schott Cardigan Is The Must-Buy Winter Sweater You Need Now

Sometimes, the best way to stay warm in winter is a blend of the old-school and the new-school. For instance, take a good look at one of the best men’s sweaters as shown above: The Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater is an ideal example of the benefits of both modern style and old-school appeal. It comes from Schott, after all, makers of some of the very best leather jackets for men, season after season and year after year. And they haven’t cut any corners when it comes to the Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater, a durable and dependable sweater made to the brand’s exacting specifications.

The shawl collar silhouette is also one that looks perfectly on-trend these days, yet harkens back to throwback style a la Steve McQueen, and even well beyond that, all the way back to the days when the best men’s cardigans were used in the most extreme conditions on the planet. So in your own world and for your own winter style pursuits, the Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater can more than pass muster. Of course, that’s great news, considering it’s stocked and sold by the fine folks at Huckberry.

The Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater, as you might expect, switches things up from your traditional cardigan in a way that only the revered menswear makers at Schott can pull off. For starters (and as you might have guessed), this cardigan incorporates cotton and yak wool alongside polyester for a mix of stretchy, cozy comfort. The shawl design of the Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater also provides extra coverage around your neck. This cardigan just might prove thick enough to replace a more lightweight winter coat if you layer it over one of the best men’s flannel shirts, for instance. Plus, the thick rib knit and oversized buttons ensure this is a cardigan that can withstand both layering and winter weather.

The bulky design should give you room to layer without being overly baggy, though. If you’ve been on the hunt for a cardigan like the one worn by Daniel Craig in the thriller movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” for instance, this is a close substitute to the rugged shawl cardigan he wears. And that’s style worth emulating, is it not? Now, the Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater is both fast-selling and also priced more expensively than other options when it comes to the best men’s sweaters, and that’s OK, because it’s worth it (the sweater retails for $180 at Huckberry). Reliable performance and rugged style is the name of the game with the Schott Yak Blend Cardigan Sweater, and if that sounds like a sweater you need in your life, then I’d say you need to stock up accordingly.

See Now, Buy Now: This Buck Mason Vintage Twill Shirt is the Rugged Shirt to Buy Now

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If there’s anything I hope you’ve picked up these last few weeks on the blog, it’s that preparing nice and early with the best fall style essentials is only going to benefit you in a big, big way. That could be as simple as figuring out how to wear chinos or it could go beyond that, like picking up the best jeans for men or, say, one of the most rugged shirts on the market. It’s that second topic that we’ll focus on today, and it’s high time we did so: Buck Mason is, quite simply, one of the best brands to get you ready for early fall (you’ll find more where that came from in the Shop By The Style Guide).

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Buck Mason already makes plenty of stellar basics, like the coolest pocket tee on the market, and they’ve really done quite a number with the Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt. It’s the kind of shirt you don’t have to think too hard about wearing, the kind of shirt that looks good with most anything, and the kind of shirt you can wear now and into early fall (and beyond) when layered properly. Start with, well, the basics, like a Buck Mason T-shirt for when the summer sun sets. Then, ramp things up come fall with a rugged Buck Mason henley. That versatility is part of what makes the Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt an essential transitional shirt, but there’s much more where that came from.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt

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There’s a laundry list of positive attributes that make the Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt a standout in the world of durable and hard-wearing shirts. It’s built in the workshirt style, with tough front-button pockets for your everyday carry, no matter what the job calls for (even if your job involves storing a pocket notebook and a pen close at hand rather than small tools). The Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt uses a double-faced cotton that blends two different cotton fabrics for a remarkably soft finish and feel on your skin. It’s substantial, but not too heavy, making it the perfect shirt to wear over a T-shirt right now (and come fall and eventually winter).

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It’s available in four cool-as-can-be colors (like Flint shown above), each of which would look just right when worn alongside, say, expertly faded Buck Mason jeans (always a favorite style move of mine). The Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt is also lightweight enough that you can wear a warmer base layer, like a thermal shirt, and then throw this tough workshirt over top of it. Make use of it on dewy summer mornings or chilly early fall nights, wear it to the office on a casual Friday or to a bonfire (don’t forget your favorite beer). Just make sure the well-made, solidly priced ($105 at Buck Mason) Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt is part of your wardrobe this instant.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Double Weave Vintage Twill Shirt

The Sunday Sale: Score Stellar Discounts on Menswear in the Todd Snyder Sale Section

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When you need to stock up on the best men’s style essentials, where do you go? Perhaps you’ve got your own set of preferred brands, like Taylor Stitch or Bonobos. As for me, I keep a weather eye out for the best menswear deals, and in the case of today’s Sunday Sale, that means Todd Snyder, long one of the country’s best menswear designers, is a perfectly reliable place to shop, no matter what you need. Snyder’s namesake brand specializes in a little bit of everything, be it the best summer crewneck sweatshirt or, well, the best summer menswear in general. And right now, the Todd Snyder Sale section is packed with the best of the best, from Todd Snyder x Timex watches to Todd Snyder x Champion gear that’s perfectly for laidback lounging.

Many of these picks are at least 20 percent off, and some climb well above 30 percent off. Whether you want a stylish new camp collar shirt or comfortable-as-can-be Todd Snyder x Champion sweat shorts, Snyder has it all, and at standout prices, too. Consider this a ringing endorsement from yours truly, and use the extra time with today’s shortened post to really dive into this incredible, and incredibly well-stocked, sale section. Your wallet and your wardrobe will thank you.

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