See Now, Buy Now: Throw On this Classic Sea Culture Henley for Laidback Summer Style

Best short-sleeve henley for men.

At least in my neck of the woods, I’m a big proponent of menswear essentials that switch things up slightly from the norm: For instance, opting for a pocket tee in place of a crewneck T-shirt, or reaching for one of the best men’s henleys to give a look some added texture and visual interest. And that, my friends, is where one of my new favorite menswear brands enters the equation.

If you keep up with the blog, you’re familiar with upstate New York-based Sea Culture, known for making everything from one of the best men’s shirt jackets to a new lineup of stylish terry polos and of course, the rugged-yet-comfortable Sea Culture Tobacco Bay Henley you see on your screen today. The short-sleeve henley as a stylish menswear pick for summer is about as cool as it gets.

There’s just something about a henley that makes every guy look good, be it the rakish vibe of the button placket, a fit that flatters your chest and arms, or the authentic background of the henley’s sporting roots. Luckily, the Sea Culture Tobacco Bay Henley carries forward all of those same attributes in a major way.

Best men's short-sleeve henley to buy now.

Let’s start with the basics when it comes to the Sea Culture Tobacco Bay Henley — the 100 percent slub cotton should prove soft and breathable in the summer heat, making this a henley you can wear all on its own, or perhaps underneath a lightweight, light wash denim jacket. The four-button placket on this rugged men’s henley also gives it plenty of visual interest beyond what you might get from even the coolest of crewneck T-shirts (although you still need more than a few of those in your rotation of summer style essentials, too).

Plus, the Sea Culture Tobacco Bay Henley comes in a breezy Seafoam color, a nice departure from the norm that pairs well with everything from classic men’s blue jeans to tan chinos and navy stretch chino shorts. The standard fit should prove comfortable without being too tight — I’ve tried Sea Culture T-shirts and found their sizing is spot-on.

And for all of the quality and dependable style you’re getting here, the Sea Culture Tobacco Bay Henley is also priced nicely at $70. Wear it beneath a trucker jacket, wear it on its own, or switch things up and style it underneath a lightweight summer blazer. The short-sleeve henley can bring plenty to your seasonal wardrobe, so act accordingly and stock up now.


See Now, Buy Now: The Sea Culture Sitka Harbor Jacket is a Rugged Spring Layering Essential

Best shirt jacket for men.

If you’ve been reading the blog over these past few weeks, you know that we’re all about utility and rugged appeal this time of year, when the weather is still a bit breezy and the right layers (and indeed, the right spring style essentials, period!) can go a long way. Naturally, that’s where one of the best spring jackets enters the fray, with the right design and durability to work for your wardrobe for a long, long time in the weeks ahead.

Best men's shirt jacket for spring.

And as you search for that proper spring jacket or shirt jacket, there’s an under-the-radar brand deserving of your time and hard-earned cash: That’d be New York-based Sea Culture, an independent, family-owned brand with a knack for making breezy, hard-working, classic menswear that draws plenty of inspiration from breezy days on the coast and warm, starry nights around a bonfire.

Best spring shirt jacket.

Attention to detail and craftsmanship, plus a focus on the classics, are the name of the game at Sea Culture, founded by Dan Tagliamonte — they now offer everything from one of the best men’s henleys to breezy shorts and of course, this shirt jacket (and much more).

It all comes together in the Sea Culture Sitka Harbor Jacket, a rugged men’s shirt jacket ready for cool spring nights — and even suited for your fall wardrobe. But let’s focus on what makes this stylish shirt jacket ready for the season at hand, shall we?

Of course, we’ve talked plenty about the best shirt jackets for men over the past handful of weeks, but picking up a new-yet-classic dependable, multi-season jacket is never a bad bet, is it? And the Sea Culture Sitka Harbor Jacket boasts the right specs to work well for your right now (atop a sustainable Sea Culture T-shirt) or when cooler weather rolls around again later this year. It starts with 100 percent cotton canvas construction, a durable touch that elevates the Sea Culture Sitka Harbor Jacket above your typical buttondown.

Plus, it’s packed with plenty of pockets for plenty of utility, including two interior pockets, exterior slash pockets and a button chest pocket, all well-suited for your everyday carry.

The Sea Culture Sitka Harbor Jacket, with its reliable yet soft cotton canvas build, is the sort of shirt jacket that gets better with age, breaking in the more you wear it — and for days on the coast and nights back inland, I’d wager you’re going to be wearing this classic “shacket” a heck of a lot. Give Sea Culture a look and get ready for the rest of spring in style.