See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection Has Your New Favorite Loungewear

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Over the past year and change, loungewear has taken on, well, a whole new meaning and a life of its own. That casual garb you relied on during weekends, breezy summer nights and dewy mornings is now every bit as essential to your wardrobe as what to wear to the office (since your home is essentially your office these days, right?). This is where the Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection enters the fray. It’s got some of your new favorite loungewear, and that’s as essential a reason as any to include it in this special Monday edition of our See Now, Buy Now series.

What makes the Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection different from your standard issue sweatpants and hoodies? Well, for starters, it’s produced with care by Taylor Stitch, in exactly the same manner as the brand’s other rugged gear picks (think waxed trucker jackets, slim selvedge denim and more). The Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection, what with an essential crewneck sweatshirt, a pair of stylish and well-made lounge pants, and an expertly crafted hoodie, really is a cut above the rest, starting with the fabric on offer here. It’s 100 percent organic cotton French Terry, truly a super-soft, super-comfortable loungewear must-have for your wardrobe.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection

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Each of these carefully crafted pieces is made with that expert attention to detail you expect from Taylor Stitch, and each is just about everything you could want when it comes to your new favorite loungewear. The Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection really is built to last, as with all things from the San Francisco-based brand. It’s also helpful to be able to have casual style staples you can depend on every single day, through beach bonfires and summer cabin getaways, right on through fall.

The Taylor Stitch Fillmore Crewneck in particular is about as versatile as it gets. Wear this rugged crewneck sweatshirt atop a Taylor Stitch T-shirt or henley for off-duty style, and then keep the Fillmore Crewneck handy to layer over an Oxford shirt back at the office. There aren’t all that many crewneck sweatshirts that can give you that kind of versatility, which is part of what makes the Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection so darn essential. Add in the fact that the color selections on offer here, from Coal to Dark Olive, are rich and versatile, and you’ve got the best collection of loungewear out there right now. Well-done, Taylor Stitch.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Fillmore Collection

The Thursday Buy: The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers are Sustainable and Stylish

What’s better than a pair of the best men’s sneakers? How about a pair of sneakers that just so happen to be, as the headline says, stylish and sustainable? That’s the case with the SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers, a fresh set of durable, casual men’s sneakers that happen to look great and wear with ease. They’re also eco-conscious, and that makes them a winner on all fronts in my book. You’ve certainly got plenty of options when it comes to the summer sneakers you’re lacing up, so what makes these so special?

It’s best to start from the ground up, especially seeing as we’re working our way through July and you need some new, fresh kicks in a hurry. SeaVees has always been an arbiter of California cool, right up there with Vans as far as timeless, long-lasting sneakers are concerned — you certainly can tell that from one look at the SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers, which are about as low-profile and classic as it gets.

SHOP: The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers

The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers feature an outsole made from recycled rubber, but it’s the fact that the sneakers also feature the brand’s signature herringbone outsole tread pattern that has me most impressed. They’re also available in some pleasingly versatile earth tones, like the “Seaweed” colorway shown above, but that’s far from it.

As you might have guessed, your new favorite sneakers are sustainable in many respects for a reason. SeaVees partnered on some of the best sneakers for men with Sea Change, an organization dedicated to tackling climate change and supporting organizations confronting these problems head-on. These sneakers are stylish and sustainable, and that’s not just lip service. The recycled cotton canvas of the SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers is another eco-friendly touch, as is the fact that these stylish men’s sneakers are lined with textile made from recycled plastic bottles. It gets even better, if you can believe it. The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers retail for just $85 at Huckberry right now. Lace up your new favorite pair of sneakers for summer and feel great about doing it, folks.

SHOP: The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers

The Sunday Sale: Get this Taylor Stitch Chambray Shirt for 25 Percent Off

As far as the best men’s shirts are concerned, it’s hard to go wrong with Taylor Stitch. If you’ve read the blog as of late (including my feature last Sunday on the brand’s Summer Sale), you know the San Francisco-based outfitter has a knack for making everything from the best men’s pants for summer to plenty of the best summer menswear essentials, period. Now, throw in the fact that the classic Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt is on sale right now for 25 percent off at UNCRATE, and things start to look even better. It’s all part of the stunning array of offerings in the UNCRATE Surplus Shop, which you’ve hopefully grown accustomed to seeing around these parts. UNCRATE Surplus stocks the best gear for men that you can possibly dream up, from the most affordable men’s swim trunks to some of the best men’s sneakers under $100. And believe it or not, it gets even better when you consider one of the best shirts for men, a stone-cold classic that’ll get better the more you wear it.

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As you might expect, that’s but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Taylor Stitch, one of my favorite brands to shop any day of the week or any season. As luck would have it, the Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt is an essential pick-up that can, at times, be hard to find on sale. So, your eyes aren’t deceiving you when you realize that the price of this rugged chambray shirt has dropped below $100 courtesy of the UNCRATE Surplus Shop — it’s as good as it gets, folks.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt

And why exactly is it as good as it gets? It’s simple, really. One of the best shirts for men starts with some of the best fabric, and in this case, that’s 7 oz. 100% organic cotton that gets softer with time and wear. Even the custom powder-coated metal buttons will develop patina, and that’s great news indeed: This is a rugged shirt you can wear atop your favorite T-shirt or all on its own. It’ll look great with breezy Taylor Stitch pants, deep indigo denim or even iconic Taylor Stitch chinos. Best of all it’s certainly worth remembering that this shirt is on sale right now for 25 percent off at UNCRATE. Your new favorite shirt, and an iconic one at that, offered up on sale? It doesn’t get much better than that, my friends.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch California Chambray Shirt

The List: These are the Best Men’s Style Essentials at Huckberry Now

If you’ve been reading the blog, you know how crucial the best summer style essentials can be. And you also know how many of them Huckberry just so happens to stock. We also talked earlier this summer about new summer gear at Huckberry, yet with a retailer that’s as dedicated to the latest and greatest as the Huckberry team, it’s always worth staying up to speed with, well, Huckberry’s new arrivals. Thus, here we are with another edition of The List, looking at Huckberry’s top menswear essentials of the week, the month, heck… the summer. Happy shopping, folks.

The Best New Menswear to Buy Right Now for Summer

Marine Layer Solid Selvage Shirt — $98

You need an easy, breezy short-sleeve shirt for summer, kind of like this unique cotton slub shirt with a selvedge-detail chest pocket. It’s the best short-sleeve shirt for grilling, for days at the pool or beach, and anything beyond that.

Wellen Easy Chino Shorts — $68

What pairs up quite nicely with a laidback short-sleeve shirt? Why, some of the best casual shorts for men, and it helps that these are made with eco-conscious materials.

Shoes Like Pottery SLP01 JP Lo — $155

If you want to think of Huckberry as a one-stop shop for all of the best gear for men, it’s best to pick up some stylish summer sneakers to go along with every ensemble you can dream up. These are that pair.

Snake River Farms Summer Grilling Package — $295

The first three picks from Huckberry were something of the perfect outfit to wear when grilling. And here, this jam-packed Snake River Farms Summer Grilling Package has everything you need to put together the perfect cookout. Fire it right on up.

Huckberry x Coors Banquet Boots — $498

Now, these rugged leather boots from the Huckbery x Coors Banquet partnership have proven a fast seller, but there’s no rule that says you have to put away your favorite leather boots just because it’s summer. Shop accordingly.

Readyware Waxed Canvas Duffle Bag — $45

Believe it or not, that price tag isn’t too good to be true. This waxed canvas duffle bag just so happens to be one of the most affordable travel bags for men on the market, with all the reliability and toughness you need to hit the road.

Moore & Giles Large Leather Room Tray — $520

This handsome, refined leather room tray can be used as an office organizer, a serving tray, a large valet tray and everything in between. If you want to upgrade your home office, you’ve come to the right place.

Proof Rover Pants — $98

Back to menswear briefly. These rugged workwear pants are part jeans, part hiking pants, part work pants, and perfect for plenty of summer pursuits. If you don’t have a pair, you need ’em right now.

Luminox Modern Mariner Watch — $584.98

One of the best adventure watches for men is just what you need on your wrist as you prepare to hit the water or the trail. Luminox is making one of the most rugged watches out there, and it’s not too expensive, for good measure.

Pacifico Optical Yacht Master Sunglasses — $225

In need of an upgrade to your summer sunglasses rotation? Pacifico Optical has you covered with this strikingly refined pair suitable for wearing with anything — even a summer blazer. Speaking of….

DemerBox Indestructible Waterproof Speaker — $349

If there’s one thing all of these best new gear picks at Huckberry have in common, it’s that they’re uniquely suited for summer. Take this tough-as-nails Bluetooth speaker. Don’t hit the road without it.

Flint and Tinder Nep T-shirt — $38

Every guy needs a good, solid, everyday T-shirt. Thankfully, Flint and Tinder has been making some of the best T-shirts for men for years now, and this new introduction should prove just as solid and wearable.

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How about that for a full offering of some of the best men’s gear for summer? It’s something of a Huckberry specialty to produce the greatest men’s gear for summer, be it one of the best T-shirts for men, some of the best summer sunglasses, a nice way to upgrade your home office or something in between. It sure is hard to pick one favorite, but if you find yourself with a purchase in mind, you can always connect with me on Twitter to let me know. Again, happy shopping out there!

The Sunday Sale: Get More Than 30 Percent Off This Travel Duffle From Herschel Supply Co.

Cross another week off the calendar and commence your summer road trip planning, because you’ve just come across the best weekender bag for getaways and well beyond that. As with every entry in the Sunday Sale, we’re going to hook you up with one of the best men’s style essentials, available at a standout price — one that’s almost too good to be true. And as is the case every week, the focus is on versatility and utility as well as standout style. Ladies and gentlemen, the Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle is the perfect weekender bag, and it’s more than 30 percent off right now. It can be tough to find a deal on one of the best weekender bags for men, given that it’s a big-ticket item that’s often asked to do a heck of a lot when it comes to hauling your everyday carry essentials. After all, not just any old bag will do, will it? No, sir.

Herschel notes that this bag pairs a “clean urban aesthetic with rugged utility” and that’s about as apt of a description as you can conjure up here. It’s sleek, yet tough, as apt to throw in the back of your car for a cabin trip as it is for a weekend stay at a boutique resort (and both sound pretty great right now, do they not?).

SHOP: The Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle

It’s something of a specialty for Herschel Supply Co. to churn out the best travel bags for men at standout prices to begin with, and when you consider that this bag now retails for just a shade over $100, that’s even better news for you. It’s the very definition of a grab-and-go duffle, in a subtly stylish “Quiet Shade” color to pair with your favorite travel #OOTD. It’s made from water-resistant tarpaulin with sealed seams, giving this bag a bit of off-trail versatility for hiking and camping trips.

The Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle boasts a handy roll-top clip closure for easy access to your EDC haul, while the handles are made from tough seatbelt webbing — they won’t give out on you even if you load this bag up to the max. Screen-printed detailing helps this bag stand out noticeably on the trail, too. This is one of the most versatile weekender bags you can buy, and it’s priced to sell at more than 30 percent off. How cool is that, right?? Plus, 44 liters of carrying capacity gives you more than enough room for all your favorite menswear essentials. Before your first summer getaway, make sure you add the Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle to your shopping cart (and your seasonal rotation). You won’t regret it.

SHOP: The Herschel Supply Co. Coast Duffle

See Now, Buy Now: Get This Eddie Bauer Jacket to Fight Spring Rain in Style

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A functional and yet stylish spring rain jacket to wear when the going gets tough.

If you’ve checked the weather or your checked your calendar as of late, you know that we’re in the throes of a blustery, rainy spring, and for that, you simply need one of the best men’s rain jackets. You’re assuredly in luck with today’s See Now, Buy Now feature, where we dive into one seasonal menswear must-have. Today, it’s the incredibly well-made, highly technical and yet still stylish Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket, one of the best men’s spring jackets and one made to exacting standards by the lauded, pioneering outdoor brand. Oh, and the best part? It’s on sale for 50 percent right now ($89.50, regularly $179). Hop to it, folks!

Eddie Bauer knows plenty about crafting durable menswear that stands the test of time — after all, the brand’s gear was initially tested by real-life mountaineers and explorers — and the man’s legacy lives on in pieces like this stylish rain jacket for spring. It’s got all the technical bells and whistles you need, and few that you don’t — it’s both utilitarian and yet sleek, with a silhouette that reminds me of a classic field jacket in some ways (it must be the two front zip chest pockets). The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket is made with the brand’s technical and pioneering WeatherEdge® seam-sealed waterproof, breathable technology, so you’ll stay dry and you won’t overheat, either. Of course, the list of attributes doesn’t end there.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

One of three versatile colors in which you can get this durable Eddie Bauer rain jacket.

The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket  gives you plenty of bang for your buck, especially considering it’s priced under $90 — making it one of the best affordable spring jackets, in my book. The real kicker are the functional details designed to keep you dry no matter what. Those include another signature from the brand, the StormRepel® DWR Plus finish that repels water. Plus, you can adjust the hood, cuffs and hem as you please (note the velcro wrists) for an even more secure fit. With one of the best men’s rain jackets out there, the opportunities for wearing it are endless.

That’s the case whether you wear it with dark blue jeans and a rugged Eddie Bauer henley to grab an outdoor beer at a covered sidewalk bar, or if you wear it on the trail with Eddie Bauer hiking pants and perhaps the Eddie Bauer K-6 Boots. Heck, head to the shopping page for the Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket and the brand gives you even more ways to wear it, and that’s a bonus on top of its functionality. The next time you want a jacket that helps you make plans outdoors rather than cancel ’em, snag the Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

 

The Thursday Buy: This Grayers Poplin Shirt is the Must-Buy Shirt of Spring and Summer

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A breezy spring and summer shirt, available in bright seasonal colors like this one. A job well-done, Grayers.

If you know, you just know. That is, if you read the blog, and if you’ve kept an eye out for the best new arrivals at Grayers, you just know that this is a brand that’s a force to be reckoned with, and that’s an understatement. From the coolest winter sweater to the best shorts for summer, it seems Texas-based Grayers delivers on cool updates to classic styles, time and again. Take today’s Thursday Buy, the Grayers Portofino Poplin Shirt. It’s, quite simply, one of the best shirts for spring and summer, made with a ridiculously lightweight construction to withstand even the most stifling summer days (more on that in just a moment).

It’s the kind of shirt to wear when you don’t necessarily want to wear a button-down shirt, but you’ve simply got to wear a button-down shirt (Examples include a backyard BBQ with your in-laws, a work Zoom call, a first date… you name it). This lightweight poplin shirt channels the energy of a classic button-down and yet does so in a way that’s, well, breezy and cool versus stuffy, and that’s what makes Grayers such an essential menswear brand.

SHOP: The Grayers Portofino Poplin Shirt

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A just-right spring and summer color in a perfect lightweight shirt.

The Grayers Portofino Poplin Shirt comes in a range of seasonal colors to suit every palette, something that’s also critical in the warmer months. You don’t want to go too eye-watering as far as the brightness of your shirt, but a black shirt can feel a little stiff. So, a color like Dusty Cedar in the Grayers Portofino Poplin Shirt is a nice way to toe that line. And let’s get back to the biggest selling point on this stylish men’s shirt: That lightweight and ever-so-versatile fabric. It’s a garment-dyed cotton in a fine yarn (as the brand says, the same quality often found in dress shirts), and it’s woven to be breathable, lightweight and soft.

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In short, it’s that button-down shirt to throw in the summer’s heat, right before you grab a cold Miller High Life. It’s one of the best men’s shirts for just about anything and everything, seasonal getaways and (safe) casual days at the office included. Plus, because the Grayers Portofino Poplin Shirt is priced so nicely (at $98), it’s not a stretch to say you could buy more than one depending on the colors you fancy. Does that check all the boxes when it comes to your new favorite spring and summer shirt? I’d say it certainly does, my friends.

SHOP: The Grayers Portofino Poplin Shirt

The Friday Read: The Best Hair Pomades, The Coolest Jackets for Spring & Duke Cannon Grooming

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Five of the best men’s grooming essentials to start this weekend the right way.

Alright, folks. You’ve got a lot on your to-do list, as do I, so let’s make hay while the sun shines and get into today’s Friday Read with a recommended weekend kickstart from one of my favorite grooming brands. If you read the blog, you’re familiar with Minnesota-based Duke Cannon, which makes cool grooming goods at affordable prices and supports veterans in the process. If not, you should know that (for starters), Duke Cannon gift sets deliver everything you need when it comes to men’s grooming essentials from A-to-Z, and that’s very good news for you (and anyone you know who needs a grooming upgrade this season). Case in point: The Duke Cannon Starting Five Bundle (as seen above), an easy and effective introduction to the Minneapolis-based brand, featuring the brand’s famed hair wash, plus body wash, face wash and Duke Cannon Proper Cologne to really round things out. I’m not saying it could be the best decision you make all weekend, but it could be one of the better ones.

Along with testing out my fair share of grooming products from Duke Cannon, I’ve got plenty more on my spring to-do list this weekend. I’ve started covering all things menswear at Jacob Graye, so be sure to check out my byline there. Oh, and there’s also the business of my (free) music-menswear-craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief — give it a read! Once I knock out my to-do list, I’m hoping to swing by Gold Star Beer Counter for an outdoor spring brew — it’s a perennial Brooklyn favorite, and all the better to enjoy a beer there now that temperatures are warming up. To get your own weekend rolling the right way, give these essential Friday reads and shopping picks a look below. Cheers, my friends!

Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers

A new favorite pair of laidback spring pants for all your adventures (and at-home lounging) this season.

  • Let’s get into the spirit of spring the right way — by talking about some of the best men’s pants for spring. Those pants, in fact, are shown above, and they’re coming at you courtesy of Vuori Clothing, a brand I’ve had the pleasure of testing out these past few weeks. To get even more specific, I’ve been testing out the Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers, and they’re even more essential for the season — for days at home and running errands around Brooklyn — then I had previously thought. The technical knit, moisture-wicking fabric and handy details like a side zip pocket make them your new favorite pair of pants (and mine!) this season.

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Another weekend shopping recommendation for you, this time from a brand making one of your favorite T-shirts.

  • I’ve been talking pretty consistently about Alex Mill shirts and more from the NYC-based brand here on the blog, and with good reason. Allow me to offer up another spring shopping pick when it comes to essential Alex Mill menswear, the kind that’s classic and modern all at once. Case in point: One of the best men’s T-shirts just so happens to be this Alex Mill Vintage Wash Pocket Tee, made to fit perfectly and feel incredibly comfortable right out of the box. Start shopping for it, folks.
  • As mentioned above, well, here we go: My guide to the best hair pomades for GearMoose, all the better to get your hair and your grooming routine in the best shape possible this season. After all, you’re going to have to do up your hair eventually, right? Yes sir, yes sir.
  • Elsewhere on the writing front, I had a heck of a lot of fun covering the coolest spring jackets from some of your favorite brands, the kind that you know and love — I won’t spoil the surprise, but there are seven great picks for the best men’s spring jackets at Maxim this week. Cheers to the season, folks.

Speaking of toasting to the season, let me recommend one more pick for you — not a spirits selection, per se, but the kind of hard-wearing and yet laidback shirt you should wear for your spring imbibing sessions. Of course, that would be the Flint and Tinder Architect Shirt, as I covered here on the blog last week. It’s going to set you up for success in style, no doubt. Again, cheers to the weekend and stay safe out there!

 

The List: Shop the Best Men’s Style Essentials for Spring From Billy Reid

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The man himself, Mr. Billy Reid — stay tuned for the best menswear of the season from this iconic brand.

My friends, here we are again with another rundown of the best men’s spring style essentials to start a  new week. We’ve covered all manner of brands in recent weeks, from the best gear at Aether Apparel to more rugged offerings like Filson spring menswear. It’s now time to step up to the plate and truly get acquainted with one of the best menswear brands out there as far as the refined side of things is concerned. That’s right: It’s time to shop Billy Reid menswear, and your closet is going to thank you. The Alabama-based designer has been making classic style picks for more than two decades out of Florence, Alabama, with a focus on gear that’s at once rugged and yet refined, and seriously covetable (witness the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, for starters). While these pieces are investment-level, they’re going to pay off in spades. Start your shopping here.

The Best New Menswear for Spring from Billy Reid

Billy Reid Barracuda Jacket — $350

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A classic men’s jacket for spring, made the way only Billy Reid can make it.

If there’s one thing Billy Reid knows how to do well — and there are actually several — it’s making some of the best men’s outerwear in classic silhouettes with modern fabrics. This is one of the best jackets for spring in that regard.

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo — $88

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

This timeless polo is going to be a new spring and summer style essential.

The great thing about Billy Reid, again, is how the designer takes longstanding style staples and makes them entirely his own. This classic men’s polo is a great example of that.

Billy Reid Pima Cotton Chino Shorts — $145

Billy Reid Chino Shorts

Some of the coolest men’s shorts for spring, no doubt about it.

You want to invest in the best in all areas of your wardrobe, right? Well, these stylish chino shorts from a famed designer, and in a neat shade of blue, are the way to go.

Billy Reid Slim Jeans in Stone Wash — $115

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A pair of on-sale men’s denim from Billy Reid? Not bad at all, folks.

Pick up a pair of the best men’s jeans on sale for a nice price from this lauded designer, and then proceed to wear ’em all spring and summer. You really can’t go wrong here.

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat — $695

Billy Reid Bond Peacoat

The iconic peacoat as worn in James Bond, named for Reid’s NYC store on Bond Street, in fact.

Now, it wouldn’t be a guide to the best menswear at Billy Reid without including this famed number, James Bond’s peacoat from Skyfall. It’s sadly out of stock at the moment, but keep an eye out for the next drop, because it pays off to be prepared in advance.

Billy Reid Denim Shirt — $198

Billy Reid Denim Shirt

Quite possibly your new favorite denim shirt (or your new favorite spring shirt, period), easily.

This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Billy Reid’s denim shirt here on the blog. This rugged denim shirt is one of my favorites, and an everyday spring and summer must-have.

Billy Reid Mini-Waffle Henley — $125

Billy Reid henley

A rugged henley for transitional spring layering.

In these transitional times, every guy needs one of the best men’s henleys. It helps if it’s a rugged men’s henley from your new favorite menswear designer, right?

Billy Reid 5-Pocket Pants — $178

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Durable, classic and cool pants for the spring season.

Searching for some of the best men’s pants for spring? You’ve found ’em — these five-pocket pants blend the cool of jeans with the styling potential of chinos, at the office or on the road.

Billy Reid Stripe Terry Crew — $150

Billy Reid Striped Cotton Crewneck

A classic striped crewneck you’ll find yourself wearing all the time.

Billy Reid uses some of the finest cotton around to craft this essential, casual, versatile spring sweater, the kind to wear out for weekend coffee or your next Zoom meeting.

Billy Reid Garment-Dyed Archie Jacket — $598

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Your new favorite blazer for spring and summer.

You’re going to have to look sharp for that summer wedding, and what better way to do it than with one of the best blazers for men, ehh? Well-done by Billy Reid on this investment-level blazer.

Billy Reid Tech Sleeve — $375

Billy Reid Leather Tech Sleeve

The coolest way to carry your tech gear? Quite possibly.

See, the Billy Reid way doesn’t just apply to menswear. It also applies to handsome and well-crafted everyday accessories, like this cool-as-can-be leather tech sleeve.

Billy Reid Silk Herringbone Pocket Square — $68

Billy Reid pocket square

The coolest pocket square to accent your summer suit? Very nearly, folks.

Remember that classic men’s blazer we talked about earlier? When the time does come to start dressing up again, this refined pocket square is an ideal accessory.

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Trust me, folks. I know how hard it can be to shop a brand as well-made and well-stocked as Billy Reid, because the possibilities are endless and the menswear is iconic all the way throughout. What’s your favorite pick from Billy Reid these days? Is it the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, or something more unexpected like a pair of the best men’s pants for spring? If you ask me, I can’t get enough of Billy Reid’s denim shirt, although it’s always a tough call. Be sure to let me know your favorites on Twitter. Happy shopping!

 

The Thursday Buy: Bundle up for Early Spring With One of the Best Men’s Sweaters From Aether Apparel

Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew

Your new favorite sweater for spring from Aether Apparel.

If you thought it was high time you stowed away your rotation of men’s sweaters, I’d urge you to reconsider (if only briefly). In today’s Thursday Buy, after all, we’ve got the perfect piece to bridge the gap between winter and spring, and it just so happens to be the phenomenal Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew. It’s a highly refined, functional and versatile layering essential, and it’s also one of the best sweaters for men I’ve seen in some time. It’s going to be the last sweater you buy for a while, too (it’s priced at $165 at Aether Apparel), but the brand gets plenty right when it comes to crafting the best menswear essentials for plenty of seasonal style.

The Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew draws its heritage and quality from the very roots of the Aether Apparel brand, as it were. Aether Apparel was born on the West Coast in 2009, founded by two city dwellers looking for functional, utilitarian-yet-stylish gear to help them get around (and eventually, out of) the city. That city? Aether Apparel was founded in L.A., to be exact — the brand’s headquarters to this day. As they say, Aether is focused on durable, premium gear for “urban-dwelling, design-focused, well-traveled men and women,” but when it comes to one of the best men’s sweaters — to name but one example — this is a brand for everyone.

SHOP: The Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew

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Talk about one of the coolest men’s sweaters, complete with some functional detailing.

It’s that critical blend of technical, premium fabrics that gives pieces like the Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew that critical versatility, the chance to go from the city to the trail (the hills above Los Angeles, perhaps?) and back. In this case, one of the best sweaters for men starts out with the proper fabric, a 100 percent cotton-jersey knit that should prove easy to layer atop your favorite T-shirt, a technical dress shirt or a classic Oxford shirt in equal measure. This is an on-the-go sweater (available in neutral colors like Stoker Red and Darkest Spruce Green) that you can throw on easily underneath everything from a waxed trucker jacket to a well-worn denim jacket, too.

How’s that for spring style that doesn’t miss a beat? The front chest pocket, with notched corner detailing (a signature from the brand), is distinctive and makes this stylish men’s sweater easier to wear all on its own, too. The split hem detailing is also a unique touch that helps the Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew stand out quietly. Whether you make this a go-to casual weekend sweater for days at home or you choose to layer it up on a day hike, the Aether Apparel Jersey Long-Sleeve Crew is your new favorite sweater for spring — I can nearly guarantee it.

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