See Now, Buy Now: This Todd Snyder Jacket Is Possibly The Perfect Summer Jacket

Your new favorite summer jacket is here.

If there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s that the search for summer style essentials is never finished — even as the calendar works its way through June, you still need one of the best summer jackets for those chilly nights specifically. And in terms of the best summer jackets for men, you assuredly know there’s one place to go: Todd Snyder. The lauded NYC menswear designer — master of cool runway shows, retro style inspiration and some of the  most rugged, classic men’s style around — has done it once again with the Todd Snyder Italian Herringbone CPO Jacket. Consider this cotton-linen jacket an even cooler take on the denim jacket, made with an Italian fabric blend for classic summer style and comfort — and we’re just getting started, folks. You very well might know the iconic designer (formerly honored as GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer) from his ongoing Todd Snyder x Champion partnership, or perhaps this is the first good look you’re getting at menswear essentials like this rugged summer jacket — either way, welcome aboard.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Italian Herringbone CPO Jacket 

Also available in a cool-as-can-be Olive colorway.

Crucially, your new favorite summer jacket has plenty going for it. For one, the French Blue color shown at the top of the page is refreshing and seasonally friendly. And as to the specs: Made from that high-quality cotton-linen blend we mentioned earlier, this jacket is as premium as it gets. It’s garment-dyed for a great fit and classic style right out of the box — the Todd Snyder Italian Herringbone CPO Jacket would look especially great layered atop your favorite white tee and some slim light wash denim, for starters. Throw it on for breezy summer nights around the bonfire, or wear it with your favorite henley … just because you feel like it. That’s the thing with one of the best jackets for summer — it’s so versatile and well-made as to enhance just about anything in your wardrobe (particularly in the Olive color shown above — wear it with white jeans and rugged leather chukka boots).  Details like shank buttons finish off this stylish men’s jacket in a durable and instantly iconic fashion, too. Seriously, when it comes to Todd Snyder, would you expect anything less? Do yourself a favor and pick up the best jacket for summer ASAP.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Italian Herringbone CPO Jacket 

 

 

The List: This is All the Best New Menswear To Shop For Summer Right Now

Kick back in style with the best summer gear — including these pants.

We’re back at it again with another edition of The List, my weekly roundup of the best men’s gear and menswear on the market. As one would expect, we’re focused today on plentiful summer style essentials, the kind of pieces that can help you navigate the strange times we live in — and do so in style, of course. We’ll dive into picks that  could work as last-minute Father’s Day gifts, and we’ll also talk about some of the best men’s pants for summer (because you’ve got to wear something to work from home). Also on my list? Essentials like the very best men’s sunglasses and one of the best men’s henleys. OK, can’t wait to get started? Neither can I. (And to see what I’m rocking this summer, head on over to my Instagram).

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

Slim, well-made and very essential from Huckberry.

Yes, that’s right. We’re back again with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, a true Huckberry classic that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. Already have a pair? Heck, get two or three pairs of these stylish five-pocket pants in fresh, summer-ready shades to round out your wardrobe. These are going to be your new favorite pants.

Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $99

A casual and cool zip hoodie from the makers of your favorite denim.

We’ve recommended Mott and Bow sweatshirts before on the blog (in addition to the NYC brand’s stylish denim), and we’re back again today with this classic zip hoodie for breezy summer nights. Wear it as often as you want these casual days.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Maker — $199

The best cold brew maker on the market? Certainly one of the coolest.

What goes very well with a classic zip hoodie and the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants for a casual day at home? Why, plenty of the best cold brew coffee — and luckily, GrowlerWerks is offering up a cool, high-quality cold brew maker to power all your days at home. Get it via Bespoke Post.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Green Cast Selvage — $228

The best denim jacket for summer could be this one.

Quick, think of the best jackets for summer. What comes to mind? A rugged denim jacket, hopefully? One that you can layer with ease atop tees and henleys? That’s what the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket brings to your wardrobe, and it’s only going to get better the more you wear it.

Billykirk No. 527 Leather Portfolio — $125 

A classic, sleek way to store your modern technology.

Maybe spending more time at home has made you emphasize your everyday carry essentials that much more? Well, that’s where Billykirk enters the equation. This stylish leather portfolio is well-designed, rugged-yet-refined and ready to store an iPad Pro or a MacBook Air.

Portuguese Flannel Dogtown Shirt — $110

A seriously cool summer shirt to buy ASAP.

Let’s ramp things back up when it comes to your summer shirts, shall we? This stylish short-sleeve shirt from Portuguese Flannel features  a cool name and even cooler styling potential. You should absolutely pair it with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants.

HELM Boots Nils Burgundy Dress Shoes — $285

Leather dress shoes that’ll amp up your summer style.

Now, listen. Maybe you feel like you don’t quite have the time or the energy to step into some of the best men’s dress shoes when your comfortable house shoes are right there. But upgrading your summer footwear can upgrade your outlook even just a bit, so go with these stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots.

Buck Mason Vintage Tri-Blend Curved Hem Henley — $48

A timeless henley to wear as often as possible on chilly summer nights.

Just as you need your rugged denim jacket or classic zip hoodie for cold summer nights, so too do you need one of your favorite henleys. In fact, this stylish long-sleeve henley from the Americana-minded folks at Buck Mason gets the job done perfectly.

VANS Ultrarange 3D Chelsea Mid MTE — $110

Dependable sneakers (or are they boots?) to wear on summer adventures.

The great team at VANS has long been making some of the best men’s sneakers — for decades, in fact. So these stylish sneakerboots are a pretty cool change-up. They’re the perfect sneakerboots to wear on a (socially distanced) summer hike.

Todd Snyder Two-Pocket Utility Shirt — $188

An iconic short-sleeve shirt from an iconic designer.

Invest in the very best — and I mean, the  absolute best menswear your money can buy — with this Todd Snyder utility shirt. The NYC designer has done it again, this time churning out one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer — you  never knew you needed a cotton workwear shirt until now.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $300

Upgrade your home listening ASAP.

OK, let’s stay inside for a second and talk  about the best audio gear for your home. Specifically, Tivoli Audio has done a masterful job at crafing this stylish digital speaker for Bluetooth tunes and radio listening.

Raen Optics Rollo Sunglasses — $175

Unstoppable sunglasses for bright summer days.

We mentioned earlier that we’d be covering the best men’s sunglasses, and well, folks, here we are. Raen Optics makes fairly priced, high-quality sunglasses in unique silhouettes — like this pair. Wear ’em with some of the best men’s sneakers, slim chinos and a classic henley.

GREATS Court Cuio Sneakers — $179

The coolest sneakers to power your summer, easily.

If you read the blog, you know that Brooklyn-based GREATS consistently churns out some of the best men’s sneakers — the GREATS Court is no exception, and what’s more, $15 from every purchase will go toward New York’s City Harvest food rescue. Shopping for stylish sneakers AND giving to a good cause? Sign me up.

Grayers Rookley Double Cloth Shirt — $98

A laidback, comfortable summer shirt.

Grayers shirts are the stuff of legend: Made with incredibly soft fabric — in this case, a double-cloth herringbone blend — stylish long-sleeve shirts such as this one are ideal for wearing on their own or rocking atop your favorite T-shirt this summer.

Sonic Editions Paul Newman Print — $349

A way to give your space some instant cool.

With all this time spent at home, maybe you want to upgrade the art in your den or your office. Turn to Sonic Editions for limited-editon prints — like this cool-as-heck Paul Newman print.

Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket — $198

Possibly the coolest jacket for summer, guaranteed.

Look to the great minds at Faherty Brand to make an essential summer jacket. In fact, this retro-inspired rain jacket is ideal for when the weather sneaks up on you — pack it in your backpack for the day’s adventures so it’s close at hand when you need it.

Olivers Apparel All Over Shorts — $68

Functional men’s shorts for summer — the best of the best.

The best men’s shorts for summer are versatile and made to be worn on the go or on your back porch. Helpfully, Olivers Apparel has knocked it out of the park with the All Over Shorts, made from all-weather, four-way stretch fabric.

L’Estrange London 24 Trousers — $157 

Slim, stylish and stretchy trousers to wear as you work from home.

These are strange and trying times we live in, so for spending plenty of time at home, you might as well dress in comfort and style in equal measure. That’s where the 24 Trousers come into play.  I’ve been reviewing them recently (thanks to the brand for sending!), and I’m fully onboard. Available in a wide range of colors, made from stretch cotton and featuring a stretch waistband, these are the perfect pants to wear to work from home (or go out on a socially distanced walk).
Yet again, it seems as if we’ve covered a ton of ground when it comes to the best summer gear for guys. Right? Right. What’s your favorite of the above? Is it the classic-yet-fresh take on sneakers known as the GREATS Court? Or maybe you want to shake things up and pick up stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots? As for me, I simply can’t get enough of the iconic Flint and Tinder 365 Pants. To let me know your favorite picks, be sure to give a follow on Twitter. Alright, my friends — thanks for reading, and happy shopping!

 

See Now, Buy Now: These Buck Mason Deck Shorts are Summer’s Most Versatile Shorts

With the way things have been going around these parts, maybe shopping for summer style essentials has taken a back seat. And now, well, you realize you’re in need of a pair of the best men’s shorts for summer — and ASAP, at that. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts, easily some of the most versatile and best shorts for summer. If you read the blog, you know Buck Mason — this all-American brand makes everything from the best men’s T-shirt to plenty of stylish, easygoing denim shirts,  textured polos and slim blue jeans. Of course, add the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts to that list of essential men’s gear right now, too. What makes these stylish shorts so darn necessary for the season? Let’s start with the aforementioned versatility. They’re made of a quick-drying cotton-nylon fabric blend — that means that yes, these are shorts that also double as swim trunks. What makes them more akin to chino shorts than baggy boardshorts, though? It’s got to be the stylish, tailored cut — the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts channel perfectly retro style that doesn’t look out of place these days at home or (socially distanced) at the lake. The preferred pairing? Naturally, stylish boat shoes and a classic T-shirt, beer in hand.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts

The versatility of the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts keeps getting better, though. You’ve got your pick of four color options, each of which wear well with summer style staples like a crisp white T-shirt or a navy slub polo in equal measure. These are stylish summer shorts you can throw on and forget about — the elasticized back waistband provides comfort and mobility for backyard hangs and summer grilling sessions, too. And let’s not forget about the very agreeable price — classic summer shorts for under $90 (in this case, $85), especially ones that double as swim shorts … that’s one heck of a deal from possibly your new favorite menswear brandMaybe you feel you’re all set when it comes to both shorts for summer and your swim trunks, but aafter seeing the Buck Mason Vintage Deck Shorts, I’d certainly think twice. Let me know if you decide to pick them up by paying me a visit on Twitter!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

The List: Get Ready for Summer with the Best New Menswear to Buy Now

Kicked back and relaxing with the best menswear for summer, no doubt.

Welcome back to another edition of The List. Now that we’ve rounded the corner past Memorial Day and are looking out upon summer (a very different summer than normal, to be sure), maybe you’ve come to realize that, hey, you need some summer style essentials to round out your closet. So it goes — you might find yourself spending more time at home and on your back patio than at breweries and rooftop bars, but the best gear for summer is ready to help you out all the same. Let’s get going with today’s picks.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

Just one of the cool color options for the Wellen Hemp Polo.

Yes indeed, here’s the breezy summer polo you need now. The Wellen Hemp Polo is one of the best men’s polos to wear this season, with a laidback sense of style akin to your favorite T-shirt. Throw it on for casual evenings manning the grill at home.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $145

The well-made tool bag to haul your favorite gear.

Admittedly, not every summer day is going to call for relaxing from sun-up to sundown. When you need to get to work and haul your everyday carry essentials around the yard or the garage, reach for this rugged tool bag from Billykirk. It’s going to come in handy when you least expect it (or when you most need it).

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Playa Shirt — $138

A seriously cool short-sleeve shirt for all your summer BBQ needs.

When the day’s work is done & you want to kick back with your favorite summer beer in hand, throw on this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Faherty Brand. It’s high-quality, it’s eyecatching & the print is as cool as can be.

Buck Mason Deck Shorts — $85

Stylish combination swim trunks and shorts.

Looking for the perfect pair of summer shorts? Of course you are. Buck Mason has you covered when it comes to your new favorite shorts, luckily. We’re talking cotton-nylon deck shorts that double as swim trunks, dry quickly and look great with, say, a stylish short-sleeve shirt.

Fisher + Baker Evans Shirt — $158

A breezy yet performance-minded summer shirt from Fisher + Baker.

Shall we keep it going when it comes to the best summer shirts for men? I think so. Fisher + Baker uses excellent fabric blends (in this case, cotton, lyocell and elastane), plus modern designs to upgrade your summer wardrobe. Case in point, the Fisher + Baker Evans Shirt. Wear it unbuttoned atop a rugged short-sleeve henley for casual summer style.

HELM Boots Zind Natural Boots — $350

Ideal leather boots for summer (seriously).

Hear me out: Perhaps you’re like me, and you love wearing rugged leather boots any chance you get. Yes, even in the summer. Particularly with slim light wash jeans, these HELM Boots Zind Boots just get the job done. And, they’re a stylish pair of leather boots you can keep handy come fall and winter. Purchase from HELM and get $50 off your first purchase and free shipping, too. 

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Green Cast Selvage — $178

Rugged selvage jeans you should buy now — and break in over time.

Bear with me: As we all spend more time indoors, now is actually a perfectly acceptable time to buy a pair of stylish selvedge denim. We’re talking plenty of indoor wear time and break-in time, and of course, Taylor Stitch knows a thing or two about making some of the best men’s jeans. You could also opt to pick up a stylish light wash denim jacket from the TS  brand. Be sure to pair ’em with your HELM Boots Zind Boots.

Super73 Super73-Z1 Lightweight E-Bike — $1,395

Perhaps the coolest way to get around town.

What do stylish selvedge denim and rugged leather boots call to mind? Perhaps hitting the road for a (socially distanced) ride? If that’s the case, you’re in luck — the Super73-Z1 Lightweight E-Bike is a remarkably affordable, efficient and seriously cool electric bike.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-On Sneakers — $98

The classic summer slip-ons to wear this instant.

Let’s pivot back to a more commonly seen type of summer footwear — I’m talking, of course, about stylish slip-on sneakers. Not just any slip-on sneakers, though — the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-Ons deliver plenty of laidback California cool all summer long. Wear ’em with your new favorite summer shorts and a casual summer tee.

Ooni Gas-Fired Pizza Oven — $329

A new and seriously incredible way to make pizza at home.

You’ve got the perfect summer meal in mind, and it involves homemade pizza. But how to make it happen? The Ooni Pizza Oven, which just might be the best pizza oven for your backyard. It’s really that simple. Pick up some hot sauces at Huckberry to add some extra kick.

Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Slim-Fit Trousers — $110

Lightweight pants for summer in a cool colorway.

Hey, a guy’s got to put on pants every now and again, right? These stylish slim-fit trousers from Grayers, made in a lightweight and breezy fabric, are perfect to throw on with a classic white T-shirt and those SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-Ons.

Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch — $251.98

A durable, highly affordable dive watch to buy now.

There’s a reason Zodiac Watches keeps popping up on the blog, and it’s because of rugged watches like the Zodiac Watches Grandville Watch. Right now, it’s one of the most affordable watches you can buy, and it pairs easily with anything and everything in your wardrobe (including the Wellen Hemp Polo and your cotton-nylon deck shorts).

Relwen Windsurf Shawl — $125.98

The dependable summer sweatshirt to wear all evening.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to get to a beach or spend time around a bonfire, you’ve certainly noticed it can get a bit breezy. To combat those breezes from day to night in style, reach for the perfect summer sweatshirt — it’s casual, it’s rugged, and the Relwen Windsurf Shawl is as versatile as it gets.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Sleek, lightweight knit sneakers to wear this summer.

We talked about stylish slip-on sneakers earlier, so let’s keep it rolling when it comes to the best sneakers for summer, shall we? In this case, of the lace-up variety — the GREATS Royale Knit are a fast-selling pair of sneakers, made in a cool white-and-blue color combo from breathable knit fabric.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Short-Sleeve Henley — $98

A rugged, performance-ready short-sleeve henley for hot summer days.

What goes quite well with some of the best sneakers for summer? Why, a classic short-sleeve henley. In this case, the Olivers Apparel Convoy Short-Sleeve Henley is made with the brand’s breathable 100 percent Merino Active Jersey fabric.

New Belgium Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza — Price Varies 

This could be the perfect summer beer to try now.

One of my favorite pastimes — even in these strange quarantine times — is kicking back with a refreshing summer beer (ideally, wearing a classic short-sleeve henley!). I’ve lately been gravitating toward the crisp, refreshing New Belgium Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza (thanks to the brewery for sending!). What’s the scoop with this excellent line of summer beers? Watermelon, lime, agave and hibiscus come together in a bright and sunny beer (made in collaboration with Mexico’s Cervecería Primus). Drink this all day and keep it handy when you fire up the grill.

WhistlePig Whiskey — Price Varies 

Perhaps the best whiskey for using in a cocktail at the moment.

Now, perhaps you’re more of a whiskey guy. In that case, let me point you toward WhistlePig Whiskey and the WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye Whiskey. It’s an excellent whiskey for using in cocktails, aged for six years and offering nice spice and complexity. Of note earlier this spring, the distillery offered up some seriously rare & very cool Blend Your Own Whiskey kits, a neat way to try your hand at this nuanced form of spirit consumption & production. Doesn’t get much cooler (or more enjoyable!) than that.
Billy Reid Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt — $191.28

A cool, breezy camp-collar shirt for summer.

Let’s close things out today with a look at one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for summer. The camp collar shirt is a certified menswear classic, and Southern menswear designer Billy Reid has absolutely delivered one of the best camp-collar shirts your hard-earned money can buy now.
My friends, I know we once again covered an astonishing amount of the best men’s gear for summer, did we not? It’s tough for me to narrow down a favorite from the above picks, but it’s hard to go wrong with, say, a camp collar shirt or a a classic short-sleeve henley — it’s helpful that either would look great with the stylish slip-on sneakers we featured above. Let’s not forget about picks like a stylish pair of leather boots or stylish selvedge denim, either. Heck, I could also see myself living in the Buck Mason Deck Shorts and the Wellen Hemp Polo — how about you? As always, I love hearing from everyone on Twitter, so please reach out anytime. Thanks for reading, stay safe & cheers!
-Beau

 

 

 

See Now, Buy Now: This Fisher + Baker Polo is the Best Polo for Summer

A classic, performance-minded men’s polo.

When you start searching for the best style essentials for summer but feel stumped, where do you turn? We’re digging into the menswear rolodex today to tell you all about your new favorite polo, going back to a brand I first tested in 2017 on a road trip to Pittsburgh. And hey, would you look at that — there’s Minneapolis menswear brand Fisher + Baker, back today in fine form with one of the best polos for men in our See Now, Buy Now series. If you’re new here, this series has touched on everything from the best shirt for spring and summer to a rugged indigo overshirt. That being said, we’ve only recently touched on that most critical of summer style essentials, especially in the “business up top” era of Zoom calls we live in. I’m talking, of course, about outfitting you in one of the best men’s polos, and that brings me right back to Fisher + Baker and the Fisher + Baker Kent Polo. Available in a classic range of colors (including Navy as seen above, plus Coral and Black), this is a polo that blends performance and style in equal measure. The fact that it retails for $118 and offers a heck of a lot of bang for your buck? Icing on the cake.

SHOP: The Fisher + Baker Kent Polo

A few of the details that make this polo so essential.

Made from a polyester and merino wool blend for mobility, breathability and anti-microbial properties, this slim navy polo is made with all kinds of considered details in mind (including Fisher and Baker’s Drirelease technology). Take the friction-reducing shoulder panels, providing for a smooth ride no matter whether you’re hauling your golf clubs or your messenger bag. The Fisher + Baker Kent Polo should also feel extremely soft and wear easily on hot summer days or breezy evenings. Plus, curved side seams offer a slimming effect — you can wear this classic men’s polo with everything from tan chinos and white leather sneakers to chino shorts and stylish leather loafers. No matter which color you decide to buy it in, the Fisher + Baker Kent Polo is the best men’s polo for summer to buy now — and if you don’t believe me, you should check it out yourself.

SHOP: The Fisher + Baker Kent Polo

 

See Now, Buy Now: These Stylish Grayers Shorts are the Best Summer Shorts Right Now

Essential summer shorts from Grayers.

Seeing as it’s Memorial Day and all, the time has never been more fitting to think about seriously upgrading your summer style essentials — and that’s where the best men’s shorts for summer come into play. Everyone’s summer plans are likely looking quite a bit different than previously thought — gone are music festivals, outdoor concerts & crowded beaches (for the foreseeable future). replaced instead by quieter times at home. Rest assured, style is as essential as ever, so the Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Shorts are going to put in plenty of work this season. The best men’s chino shorts should be easy to throw on with a breezy slub tee or your favorite polo, and then forgotten about — in a way. That is to say, the fit, versatility and fabric should be so spot-on, you don’t have to worry about them. And that’s what these classic men’s shorts are offering today (and the rest of summer). The best shorts for men, in this case, start with a cotton-spandex blend that focuses on stretch and comfort (kind of like stylish chinos from Grayers), and the square front pockets make these more like rugged field shorts than baggy khaki cargo shorts from days past — these are both great things.

SHOP: The Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Shorts

Rugged details make these a highly versatile, highly stylish pair of summer shorts.

The Burro color (as coined by Grayers) is stylish and versatile, making these slim chino shorts well-suited to wear with, say, a navy slub polo or a crisp white tee. Add in your favorite canvas sneakers for an afternoon or evening of enjoyment at the grill (crisp lager in hand), and you’ve got summer style that’s nicely adapted to the current times we live. As with most Grayers gear, these classic shorts are nicely priced  ($88 via Grayers), and are part of an extensive lineup of stylish men’s shorts from the brand overall. Remember: Although you’re grilling at home rather than heading to your favorite rooftop restaurant, you can still look great while hanging out — and the Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Shorts are going to help you meet that challenge quite nicely.

SHOP: The Grayers Bruce Stretch Dobby Shorts

#OOTD: How to Layer Up a Henley for Summer Weather

Is there anything better than welcoming a new season with the best men’s style essentials? The type of pieces you’re going to look forward to wearing all summer long? No, sir. Now, things are still very different for most of us out there, what with plenty of time at home in the rearview mirror — and on the horizon — but as has been the adage as of late, that’s no excuse not to look and feel your best these days. Hence, the rugged men’s gear I’m recommending today, even if you’re only going as far as your yard or back porch. On that note, we’re starting off this #OOTD with a crucial piece that should assuredly be in your summer style rotation — the rugged short-sleeve henley shown below is soft, breezy, easy to wear, and of course, easy to layer. It’ll keep you cool when you need it, and it wears stylishly underneath other layers when needed, too. Again, you might just have your feet kicked up on your back porch, but you can still make use of your favorite summer gear, including a tough trucker jacket, slim vintage-style black denim and one of the best men’s casual watches (among other men’s style essentials, of course). Be it spending time with the family, unwinding after a long day at the (home) office or planning out a special at-home date night, I’m sure you’re going to find plenty of reason to rock the below layers accordingly all summer long. And when the time comes to return to your favorite summer activities (brewery visits and park strolls among them, I’d assume!), then one of the best men’s henleys is going to be your new go-to style move. Read on for the full ensemble below, then chime in on Twitter if you’re a fan.

A classic way to layer a henley for summer, no doubt.

 

  • The Short-Sleeve Henley: Buck Mason Pima Short-Sleeve Curved Hem Henley, $48 — The right spring #OOTD starts with one of the best men’s henleys, and more specifically, a rugged short-sleeve henley in a tough-yet-breezy fabric. Wear it on its own or layer up accordingly. Like the below …
  • The Jacket: Knickerbocker Trucker Jacket, $177.98 — A tough trucker jacket can actually be a nice antidote to unexpectedly chilly spring and summer days & nights — Knickerbocker just so happens to make one of the coolest lightweight jackets in that regard.
  • The Denim: Flint and Tinder Vintage Overdye Jeans, $128 — Yes, just because you’re spending more time at home than usual doesn’t mean you can’t wear some slim stretch jeans — as to be expected, Flint and Tinder has come through here with some of the best men’s jeans (in a nicely dyed shade of black) on the market.
  • The Stylish Slip-Ons: SeaVees Huntington Middie, $108 — Listen, your choice of at-home footwear is exactly that: Your choice. But if you want to give yourself comfort, freedom of movement and casual style that you can wear outside the home when the time comes, go with the SeaVees Huntington Middie.
  • The Belt: Beltology Litmus Leather Belt, $75.98 — Now, not every guy is going to want to put on a belt these days — but if you want to really switch things up from sweats or joggers, a stylish leather belt like this one from Litmus is the way to go.
  • The Watch: Timex Navi XL, $155 — Just as with the rest of these rugged gear picks, we’re not overdoing it on the accessories front — but, one of the best men’s casual watches seems to be a proper move to stay on time during happy hour, yes? Agreed.
  • The At-Home Essential: Stanley Classic Vacuum Growler, $55 — Picture this: It’s a breezy summer night. You’ve got your feet kicked up and your favorite tunes playing (more on that in a moment). You realize your pint glass is empty … best refill it with this classic growler from Stanley, right?
  • The Audio Essential: Tivoli Audio Music System Home, $749 — Yes indeed, for listening to your favorite music at home with ease, quality of sound and supreme style, go with the Tivoli Audio Music System Home — it’s assuredly one of the best home audio upgrades you can make right now.

Oftentimes, the right way to start a summer style ensemble begins with a simple classic — in this case, it’s a rugged short-sleeve henley that’s high-quality in terms of its construction and fit. No matter where you’re going (or rather, not going), I guarantee you can find use for this breezy henley from Buck Mason. It’s going to wear very nicely indeed with one of the coolest lightweight jackets for summer, especially on those unexpectedly chilly summer nights. And when you pair both those pieces with some slim stretch jeans for comfort and style, you’ve got an at-home or weekend-ready look that goes further on the style front than sweatpants or joggers. It seems that upgraded at-home footwear is all the rage these days, and that’s also where going just a bit further can actually pay dividends — the SeaVees Huntington Middie blends style and comfort, while wearing like actual sneakers rather than slippers. Because staying on time is still crucial (especially if you’re manning the grill), wearing one of the best men’s casual watches will give you a sense of time, order and style. Naturally, you can do it all while sipping on your favorite beverage via your classic growler from Stanley. To top it all off and round out your evening in refined style, why not fire up the Tivoli Audio Music System Home to play some of your favorite summer tunes? When taken altogether, this #OOTD is going to work for right now and for when the time comes to get back to your routine. Sounds pretty good, right? Yes, indeed. Thanks for reading!

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo

A seriously cool, modern men’s polo from Taylor Stitch.

What if I told you that, in addition to its full lineup of some of the best menswear around, the good folks at Taylor Stitch were now busy cornering the market when it comes to crafting the best men’s polo for spring and summer? That’d be pretty remarkable, right? Remarkable and almost too good to be true? Well, that’s not the case anymore: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo is everything you need in a stylish polo for spring and summer, and it’s arrived not a moment too soon. The best men’s polo can be worn to work (in your home office, that is) just as readily as it can be worn to have a back patio beer (again, at home for now). And when you finally do get the chance to gather with friends again, you’re going to want to be wearing something as stylish, cool and laidback as the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo. Plus, you can get your new favorite polo for up to 30 percent off right now (no code needed!), and you’re also getting $20 in Common Club credit for orders over $200. Not bad at all. True to what one expects from Taylor Stitch,  this classic men’s polo is almost more like a T-shirt than a stuffy, preppy polo of years gone by. It starts with the use of upcycled cotton and polyester for a breezy, breathable fit — you should check out the full line of Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag knitwear while you’re at it, too. But back to what makes the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo so great.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo

Also available in a neat, classic navy colorway.

First off: Classic color options like Navy and Natural place this classic polo as a must-have in your spring and summer wardrobe — heck, buy both those colorways of the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo, and you’ve got versatile outfit options aplenty. Try the navy polo with slim tan chinos and white canvas sneakers, and pair the Natural Heavy Bag Polo with some of the best men’s shorts and stylish leather slip-ons — talk about easygoing spring style at its finest, right? The three-button placket on this classic men’s polo gives it some dressy polish, enough that you could rock it with a unstructured navy blazer for that Zoom call if need be. The tailored fit also makes the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo one of the best men’s polos on the  market — believe it. And one last kicker here: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo is available for $68 right now — that’s a heck of a deal. At that rate, you’re going to get more than one polo … correct? Correct. Head over to Twitter to let me know if you pick it up.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Polo

The List: Gear Up For Spring with the Best New Men’s Style Essentials

The best henley to wear all spring? You be the judge of that.

Folks, here we sit at the start of another spring day. As has been the case lately, these are strange and trying times we live in — and once again, a lot of us are changing our routines and spending more time at home to fight this pandemic. That being said, being at home tends to leave one with, well, a lot more opportunity to read, to reflect, to listen to music … and yes, to think about the spring style essentials you want to add to your list. That’s where today’s roundup of the best new men’s gear enters the fold, starting with your new favorite henley as pictured above from Buck Mason. Let me know your favorites on Twitter — let’s get right to it.

Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley — $52

The best henley for spring? It very well could be.

The perfect henley for breezy spring mornings and evenings? Why, it’s the exceptional, super-soft and well-ftting Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley. This rugged henley is available in a wide array of colors, but Steel Blue is especially well-suited to wear with your favorite slim chinos. Kind of like the below …

Grayers Stretch Slim-Fit Chino Pants — $98

The best men’s chinos for spring, very nearly.

Speaking of your favorite slim chinos, well, here we are. Grayers has a knack for making perfectly classic yet modern men’s style essentials, and these slim stretch chino pants are ideal for spring and summer (plus, that British Tan color is as good as it gets).

Armor-Lux Logo Crew — $105

A cool-as-can-be spring sweatshirt.

Mixing up your spring layering calls for thinking outside the box at times — that’s why this stylish logo crewneck is a welcome addition to your rotation of spring sweaters. Armor-Lux makes some of the coolest men’s sweaters to begin with (Breton stripes, anyone?), and this is just the latest and greatest.

SeaVees Legend Sneakers — $80

Newly iconic men’s sneakers to wear all day long.

Right off the bat, it’s crucial that a portion of proceeds from these classic men’s sneakers are going to the Channel Island Marine Wildlife Institute, near SeaVees‘ home in Santa Barbara. And beyond that? Well, the SeaVees Legend Sneakers are easily some of the best sneakers for spring, what with their low profile and classic design. Wear ’em with some of the best men’s jeans and a slub tee for easygoing spring style.

Billykirk Bray Brother Bundle — $513.99

The rugged essentials you need for the perfect everyday carry.

If you follow the blog, perhaps you’re familiar with the expert American-made leather goods purveyors at Billykirk — founded by Chris and Kirk Bray in 1999, the brand is now offering bundles of the best leather goods and accessories, curated by each brother. This bundle features a rugged canvas carryall, a handy cable pouch, and a sleek leather notebook holder — all fine additions to your everyday carry essentials.

HELM Boots Holt Boots in Dark Grey — $350

Rugged, durable, simply unstoppable Chelsea boots from HELM Boots.

To be sure, we’ve talked about the HELM Boots Hollis Boots previously on the blog, but they’re back for another appearance here — and in a standout color, to boot (pun intended). Rugged leather Chelsea boots just make sense for spring, what with their sleek design, dressed-up wearability and durable (yet fairly lightweight) construction. HELM Boots has  your back when it comes to the best men’s boots for spring.

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Navy Jacquard Dot — $108.50

Another classic men’s shirt from Taylor Stitch.

For the foreseeable future, the great folks at Taylor Stitch are giving you 25 percent off the entire site, and that includes the brand’s collection of stylish men’s shirts. My pick? The excellent Taylor Stitch California Shirt in a cool-as-can-be Navy Jacquard Dot pattern. It’s one of the coolest shirts to buy for spring.

Mott and Bow Slim Staple Jeans — $128

Slim stretch jeans to wear with your favorite henley.

Yes, you can still wear your favorite pair of dark denim as temperatures increase — especially if the slim blue jeans in question come from Mott and Bow & are made with plenty of stretch and ease of movement. They’re some of the best men’s jeans, and you won’t want to stop  wearing ’em.

Fisher + Baker Passage Jacket — $328

The rugged, functional spring jacket you need right now.

Not familiar with Fisher + Baker? The Minneapolis brand, built on the adage “Timeless, purposeful, functional,” has quietly been making some of the best men’s outerwear for a few years now, including the essential Fisher + Baker Passage Jacket. Wear it atop a rugged henley for expertly functional spring style.

Bear Hybrid Mattress — $1,352

Is a new mattress in your future? Make it this one.

Alright, here’s the deal. Maybe you’ve realized your mattress isn’t cutting it anymore. Maybe, unlike days past, you’ll actually be home during the day to receive a new mattress delivery. In that case, why not invest in one of the best mattresses? The Bear Hybrid Mattress, made with plenty of cushioning and five layers of support, is quite simply one of the best mattresses to buy now.

Flint and Tinder Desert Field Blazer — $198

A durable blazer made for work at home and in the field.

Looking for one of the best men’s blazers for spring? Look no further. Heck, looking for a blazer that’s more rugged than preppy, and made with workwear inspiration in mind? Get the Flint and Tinder Desert Field Blazer — it’s a uniquely rugged blazer crafted more like a chore coat than your typical blazer, which means you can absolutely wear it with, say, the Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley.

GREATS Royale Sneakers in Blanco — $179

Classic sneakers from Brooklyn’s own GREATS Brand.

It wouldn’t be a roundup of spring style essentials without calling out some of the best men’s sneakers, would it? The GREATS Royale is a near-perfect silhouette, wearable with pieces like a stylish logo crewneck and slim stretch chino pants.

Mollusk Surf Shop Scout Pants — $88

The perfect pants for casual spring style.

Finding the right pair of laidback pants for spring involves a few key considerations, and the Mollusk Surf Shop Scout Pants check all the right boxes in that regard. Comfortable? You bet, thanks to the drawstring waist and lightweight cotton canvas construction. Stylish? Yes, as ready to wear with your favorite Oxford shirt as with a casual pocket tee. Affordable? They’re from Huckberry, so they sure are.

MANTL Daily Routine Set — $65.98

A trio of must-have men’s grooming essentials.

Lest we forget, keeping your skin in shape for spring starts and ends with the best men’s grooming essentials. Including crucial moisturizer and a daily SPF, the MANTL Daily Routine Set (made with sulfate-free ingredients) freshens your face and protects your skin, critical to looking and feeling your best this season.

Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt — $98

A classic indigo shirt that’s going to be a new spring favorite.

It wouldn’t be an edition of The List without Flint and Tinder, right? The Flint and Tinder Indigo Check Shirt, made from breathable organic cotton spun with indigo yarn, is one of the best men’s shirts for spring, the type of rugged everyday shirt you’ll look forward to wearing with slim blue jeans or rugged chore pants in equal measure. Heck, this could be the perfect shirt to throw on as you enjoy some whiskey on your back porch. Did someone say whiskey?

Law’s Whiskey House San Luis Valley Bonded Rye Whiskey — Price Varies

A classic whiskey you’re going to enjoy on breezy spring nights.

Yes indeed, someone did say whiskey. Law’s Whiskey House, out of Denver, takes an exceptional approach to crafting some of the best whiskey this writer has tasted. The San Luis Valley Bonded Rye Whiskey (Colorado’s first whiskey made to federal bonding standards) is an exceptional one to enjoy right now, aged more than six years in charred oak barrels and made with 100 percent San Luis Valley Rye. Talk about attention to detail, am I right? Even better? You can get some Law’s Whiskey delivered to your door!

Faherty Brand Cloud Summer Blend Shirt — $148

A classic summer buttondown in a lightweight fabrication.

Let’s go back to stylish men’s shirting for one second, shall we? Faherty Brand has a knack for making expertly laidback men’s style essentials, includinng the easygoing Cloud Summer Blend Shirt. Team it with your favorite slim chinos, then call it a day — spring style is nearly that easy.

Billykirk No. 309 Leather Valet Tray — $40

A surefire way to store your everyday carry.

It’s fitting that we’re closing  out this post looking at the best way to store your everyday carry. And in this case, that means we’re talking about a rugged leather valet tray, made the right way by the good folks at Billykirk. Use this to store your favorite watch and other essentials at the end of a long day.

Alright, my friends. We’re through another edition of The List. Did you have a favorite pick from the offerings above? Maybe something on the smaller (but no less essential) end of things, like a a rugged leather valet tray from Billykirk? Perhaps our lead pick, the Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley tops your own list, as well? I’m partial to picks like HELM’s rugged leather Chelsea boots and the the Flint and Tinder Desert Field Blazer. Whatever ended up in your shopping cart, I hope it serves you well. Feel free to let me know what you scooped up over on Twitter! Thanks for reading — stay safe.

-Beau

#OOTD: How to Wear Your New Favorite Shirt for Spring

Be it the later days of spring (with summer on the horizon) or the sweltering days of summer, the right #OOTD should be wearable across a variety of occasions, day after day, week after week. Now, it’s taken some experimentation in the Brooklyn HQ of The Style Guide, but I think today’s #OOTD checks the right boxes in terms of spring and summer versatility and effortless style, even for days at home. For starters, we’ve got the main centerpiece taken care of in rugged, durable fashion — the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt could just be your new favorite spring and summer shirt, what with double front-button pockets and an excellent seasonal color (but more on that in just one moment). We’re also doing things the right way as far as easygoing layering — wear the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt unbuttoned atop a rugged short-sleeve henley, if you feel so inclined. The real key is that a great spring and summer shirt can take you anywhere — even if that doesn’t happen to be right this very second, I’m sure that when we all do get the chance to get out and explore safely, you’ll be ready to go … ideally wearing something very similar to this. Before we dive deeper, know that standout staples like rugged leather boots are also making an ever-versatile appearance today, along with a stylish leather watch. See, the gang’s all here — and it’s a breezy spring day, not a chilly fall one. With that being said, I’d love to hear from you — which of the below men’s style essentials are being added to your cart for the spring and summer season? Let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

Your new spring shirt, worn in a way that’s cool and versatile.

 

As with any ensemble, it’s ultimately going to be both the little things and the big things that make a difference in pulling together a stylish look. So, for instance, when you build from the ground up with everything from stylish men’s socks to one of the best men’s briefcases from Billykirk, it only amplifies the overall impact of your #OOTD. But none of it is possible without the piece that makes it all go ’round, and the key piece here is none other than best spring shirt — available, of course, from the good folks at Huckberry. Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt is so stylish and versatile as to be worn sans jacket atop a rugged short-sleeve henley, then finished off with equally stylish five-pocket pants from Olivers Apparel. This combination is all comfort and style for breezy spring and summer days, yet it gets a serious upgrade from some easy-to-style rugged leather boots — another standout spring style pick from Huckberry. Naturally, things get even cooler and more stylish when you throw on one of the best everyday leather watches for men, agreed? And once more, how about you load up the exceptional No. 237 Briefcase from my pals at Billykirk, yes? Sounds pretty great to me. OK, that’s it — that’s today’s #OOTD. To see how I’m putting together seasonal looks aplenty, head to my Instagram. Again, thanks for reading!