See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is One of Fall’s Best

The best long-sleeve tee for fall? Try it out for yourself.

There comes a time when stylish guys like yourself (or your partner, or your husband, or your boyfriend) need to step up and take on fall in style — and the right way to do that starts with one of the best long-sleeve shirts of this new season. It comes to you courtesy of Taylor Stitch, not surprisingly. This brand has you covered from season to season without missing a beat — that goes for summer staples like the Taylor Stitch Trail Shorts as well as this fresh new tee. Assuredly, the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is one of fall’s best T-shirts, made with durable style and sustainable construction in mind. Where to begin with what exactly sets this shirt apart? Well, there’s plenty. First, you’re getting the kind of quality that only Taylor Stitch can bring to the table — the 8oz. cotton-poly blend is done up in handsome raglan sleeve construction and a flattering fit. That’s certainly not all.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve TeeThe Best Basics. Summer Ready.The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is also made using a ridiculously sustainable process — to wit, it uses no water and a miniscule amount of CO2 in its production.That leads to a tee that’s going to be comfortable and cozy to wear thanks to the pre-shrunk fit. In fact, this stylish long-sleeve tee should pair up with everything from dark indigo denim and brown leather boots to a rugged chore coat and slim tan chinos, all the while providing essential fall style. It should also wear quite well with other Taylor Stitch favorites — feel free to layer it under the famed Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt if you feel so inclined. The bottom line is that the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Long-Sleeve Tee is the go-anywhere fall tee you simply can’t live without — guaranteed.

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See Now, Buy Now: These Quoddy Blucher Shoes are The Perfect Shoes for Early Fall

The rugged, classic boat shoes to wear as we start early fall.

So, here we stand, on the verge of Labor Day weekend (gasp!), the offical end of summer (on paper at least), and the start of the slow transition toward early fall. What early fall style essentials are you shopping for? Well, I can help you out with at least one in today’s new See Now, Buy Now post: The Quoddy Blucher Shoes are some of the best men’s shoes to get on your feet right now, as apt to be worn on the weekend as at the office. How does that work out? Read on & you’ll find out. For starters, it helps that these rugged leather boat shoes have got that ever-crucial Huckberry stamp of approval, a nod of good faith that these richly handcrafted leather shoes are the real deal — especially as you start to stow away your stylish sneakers in favor of something a bit more substantial. And folks, that’s where the rugged appeal of the Quoddy Blucher Shoes comes into play, starting with a rich leather upper that’ll break in beautifully.

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A new take on the classic leather boat shoe, one that’s equally ready for the weekend or the work week.

And as far as boat shoes are concerned, these have a  few other critical design pieces going for ’em. For one, they fit the rather rare definition of rugged leather boat shoes — again, that rich leather makes them more suited for the changing leaves and changing temperatures than the heat of summer. The anti-slip rubber sole also helps them navigate the city and perhaps even an early fall park stroll. And the design extends to the rich brick red outsole itself — these Quoddy Blucher Shoes toe the line between rugged and casual. They’d be ideal to wear with a rugged long-sleeve henley and classic dark blue denim for a weekend coffee date, but you can (and should!) team up the Quoddy Blucher Shoes with classic tan chinos and a timeless Oxford shirt for a casual day at the office. That alone makes them some of the best men’s shoes, don’t you agree?

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See Now, Buy Now: Gear Up for the End of Summer with this Faherty Brand Poncho

The breezy, cool outer layer to wear for crisp late summer & early fall nights.

Does it feel a bit strange to be looking toward Labor Day and thinking about early fall gear like rugged leather boots, overshirts and the like? Well, we’re not ready to close the book on summer quite yet, and neither is Faherty Brand — take the Faherty Brand Pacific Poncho, for instance. It’s the perfect layer with which to end summer, given its hybrid styling potential and the laidback, West Coast appeal for which Faherty Brand is known, of course. Made from breezy brushed cotton and featuring the enduringly cool Dusty Colorado print, think of the Faherty Brand Pacific Poncho as the upgraded take on the sort of pullovers you’d see at your local skate park (you know what I mean). Indeed, Faherty Brand has translated the things that make the brand a year-round essential — check out the Faherty Brand Brushed Flannel, to start — into unstoppable transitional pieces. Yes, that’s right — unstoppable.
SHOP: The Faherty Brand Pacific Poncho

This surprisingly stylish poncho is the sort of outer layer to pack in your weekend bag for a Labor Day getaway (or any early fall trip, for that matter), and the Faherty Brand Pacific Poncho also provides more than just something to throw on at a bonfire. That is to say, it’s stylish enough to be worn with dark denim and a charcoal Oxford shirt to grab a beer on the town, and chambray detailing gives it even more visual interest. Don’t sleep on this sort of layer, either – consider it an upgraded over an athletic logo hooded sweatshirt, and a huge one at that. When it gets a bit chilly in early fall, you can also layer it under a rugged denim jacket — no sweat. So you see, shifting from summer into early fall needn’t be a chore, and the Faherty Brand Pacific Poncho proves that.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Wellen Easy Chinos are The Breezy Chinos to Wear Everywhere

Breezy chinos fit for a summer weekend.

When you think of men’s chinos, do you tend to picture the pair you wore “back in the day” — maybe with a few too many pleats and not enough serious style points? If that’s where your mind goes, you’re not alone. Luckily, the best men’s chinos are here: The Wellen Easy Chinos, quite possibly a gamechanging pair that’ll make you rethink everything you thought you knew about, well, chinos. We’ve talked in the past about styles like the Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos and the Relwen Flex Chinos, which definitely lean more classic, but the Wellen Easy Chinos take that same premise and turn it into something even more laidback, if that’s possible. Make no mistake though, just because the Wellen Easy Chinos look different than your typical pair (thank the stretch elastic waistband for that), they’re no less versatile and ready to add to your list of summer style essentials.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

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Also available in Navy, these are some of the most versatile chinos you can buy.

And there are plenty more reasons why these Wellen chinos are some of the best men’s chinos, including the fact that they’re made with a summer-friendly blend of 68 percent organic cotton and 32 percent linen for both breathability and durability. That’s exactly what you want from a pair of chinos you can wear with a slub T-shirt and suede chukka boots as easily as you can pair it up with a hemp polo and a light wash denim jacket. Of course, versatility is the name of the game when it comes to color options, too — Navy and Olive ought to more than nicely do the trick as you consider purchasing the Wellen Easy Chinos. Side slit pockets drive home the classic chino silhouette, too. So, are the Wellen Easy Chinos … easygoing enough for you? If you pick up a pair, let me know on Twitter. Cheers!

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Armor-Lux Breton Tee is a New Summer Classic

An old-school classic updated for the modern man.

Think of the classic Breton stripe tee, and there’s a good chance something very similar to the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee comes to mind. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve got an image of the one and only  Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee emblazoned in your mind. Authentic Breton stripe tees, as it were, have been made in Quimper, France by the Armor-Lux brand for decades. Worn by everyone from Mick Jagger to Pablo Picasso, and quite famously at that, the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee has the potential to become your new favorite summer T-shirt in the here and now. The history and heritage of the classic Breton stripe tee is long, varied & actually … pretty cool.  The original Breton shirt, pre-Armor-Lux times, served as the official uniform of the French Navy, yet another menswear essential to draw from military roots. And today’s Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee has all the goods to make it a shirt you’ll never want to take off (sans a trip to the pool, of course).

SHOP: The Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.When it comes to the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee, you’re getting everything you need in a summer T-shirt, from a breezy and lightweight linen blend to engaging stripes that should look right at home worn on their own or paired with a rugged denim jacket. The “mariner fit” on the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee is also intriguing — it’s slightly boxier, making it visually interesting to wear on its own with slim lightweight chinos. And since the classic Breton stripe tee is as iconic as an Oxford shirt or a chambray shirt, it’s likely going to bring in some compliments — it’s cool-as-can-be, as ready to wear with a classic cotton blazer at a happy hour or beneath a zip hoodie at a beach bonfire. There’s really no wrong way to wear a Breton stripe tee, especially the Armor-Lux Breton Stripe Tee — are we clear on that? Very good. Enjoy summer, folks!

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See Now, Buy Now: Wear the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt All Summer — Starting Now

A classic, breezy short-sleeve shirt to amp up summer style.

If you need a breezy, casual, exceedingly stylish short-sleeve shirt, then you’re in luck today, my friends. The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is the right shirt for the job — now, allow me to tell you exactly why.  Why pick a short-sleeve buttondown shirt over a breezy polo or a simple pocket tee? It’s simple. The right short-sleeve shirt *cough* the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt *cough* offers more polish than a T-shirt, and a  bit more versatility than the polo. For instance: You can pair up this handsome shirt with a navy cotton blazer, and no one will be any the wiser. But the list goes on, my friends. It starts with 100 percent organic cotton that’s turned into a breezy, lightweight weave — this isn’t a heavier denim shirt that you might wear in a cooler climate, to say the least. No sir, the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is all about laidback summer style, and it’s particularly ready to pair up with easygoing style staples, like a pair of slim cotton shorts or classic tan chinos (white sneakers not included).

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The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

One of three versatile colorways in which you can snag this shirt.

But the list of positive attributes of the stylish short-sleeve shirt shown here goes on and on — this shirt in particular nails the tricky balancing act between casual and dressy. That is to say, you can wear it tucked in beneath your classic cotton blazer, or rock it untucked with rolled light wash denim and again, some iconic white slip-ons. It’s also as ready for proper vacation wear as it is for lounging around your local beach or pool — talk about an upgrade from a neon tank-top, ehh? And the real kicker when it comes to the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt? You can pick it up for a shade under $100, and then have a bit left over to splurge on a fill-up of your craft beer growler. That’s the start to a perfect summer weekend, is it not?

SHOP: The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt Is Your Perfect Summer Layer

Your go-to layer when you need it the most.

From classsic summer slip-ons to a stylish tee for the season, we like to think (and by we, I mean … just me) that our See Now, Buy Now series does a pretty job of covering all your bases. And as with any season — especially one that includes the upcoming Fourth of July holiday — there are times where you’ve got to be prepared. Thus, for all those times when you need an overshirt on  a breezy summer night, there’s the Flint and Tinder Overshirt, an aptly named summer essential that’s one of the best men’s overshirts on the market as I type. And the great news is, you can pair the Flint and Tinder Overshirt with a host of summer style essentials — again, crucial with the Fourth of July right around the corner. Seriously, don’t sleep on this piece; like other gear from Flint and Tinder that we know and love, you’re getting only the best of the best. And in this case, that means expert fabrication (soft, made-in-the-States cotton), a range of versatile color options (from Textured Olive as seen up to top to Heather Blue Flannel as seen below), and a standout fit.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt 

One of three standout color options in this excellent cotton overshirt.

Seriously, you need a piece like the Flint and Tinder Overshirt in your closet if you still find yourself getting a bit chilly in your T-shirt around the bonfire — this is your new go-to. It’s made in the traditional overshirt style — so, two front button chest pockets for your everyday carry essentials — and in a fit that should layer with ease (although, size up if you want a roomier fit). I personally recommend wearing it over everything from a crisp white tee and stylish summer shorts to a rugged short-sleeve henley and slim black denim (throw in some suede chukka boots for good measure). The final message I’ll leave you with is this: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt toes the line between casual and rugged, and when the sun goes down at your next summer weekend outing, you’ll be glad you’ve got it handy.

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