See Now, Buy Now: Layer Up for Spring with the Unbeatable Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

A dependable, substantial T-shirt to separate you from the pack this spring.

I always say that the little details, the really basic things, often make a difference in matters of men’s style, and so it goes with the best men’s T-shirts — like the exceptional Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee. Like I said in the headline above, it’s unbeatable, Although at first it looks like a simple pocket tee, this incredibly well-made number has the potential to be your new favorite T-shirt — and it certainly lives up to that potential. The Heavy Bag Tee clears the high standards set by Taylor Stitch across the board with each of its releases, from the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots to the indigo shirt that’s one of my all-time favorites.  But again, if it’s just a T-shirt, then what’s the big deal? Not so fast, my friends.
In short, the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee delivers the goods if you want a substantial, stylish and well-crafted tee that’s a step up (a serious step up) from your standard fast-fashion tee. Taylor Stitch knows how to deliver on quality, and the durable upcycled cotton-polyester blend has some heft to it without being overly hard to layer underneath a classic chambray shirt or a rugged trucker jacket. That versatility is good news, because you’ll want to wear the Heavy Bag Tee all the time — the range of colors, from Cypress (as seen at the top) to Cypress Stripe (as seen below) & classic options like Navy are only huge positives. Small details like the rounded chest pocket and taped shoulder seams ensure everything is in its proper place.

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But one of the range of color and pattern options you get with the Heavy Bag Tee.

The truly great thing about the Heavy Bag Tee is that thanks to the durable fabric and excellent fit, it almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a T-shirt. That is to say, this stylish T-shirt has enough visual interest and heft to wear on its own or layered under something as spring-friendly as a classic cotton blazer at the office. And for your off-duty ‘fits, it teams reliably with your favorite pair of denim and new suede chukka boots. The thing about a shirt as reliable as the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee is that it can be worn just about any way you please — it’s more than just your average tee.

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See Now, Buy Now: These Leather High-Top Sneakers from Nisolo Are a New Seasonal Favorite

The rugged-yet-casual, seriously cool sneakers to buy for spring and summer.

I make no “if’s, and’s or but’s” about it — you need a pair of stylish leather sneakers in your rotation this summer, and you need a pair as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, you need a pair of high-top sneakers not unlike the Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneakers, made with every bit as much attention to detail as a Nisolo weekender bag or the Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby. These leather high-top sneakers are shockingly versatile and made responsibly — plus, they’re as ready to wear to the office with slim light wash jeans and a classic cotton blazer as they are on the weekend. What makes them so terrific? Well, dear reader, I’m glad you asked. If you’re familiar with Nisolo, you know that the brand uses ethical manufacturing practices and works with one of Mexico’s top factories to churn out modern-day essentials — kind of like the Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneakers, in fact. But as luck would have it, that’s only the tip of the iceberg; there are plenty of reasons why these are some of the best men’s sneakers you can slip your feet into this season.

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A classic pair of finely crafted leather sneakers that can pull double-duty this spring.

Yes indeed, these stylish high-top sneakers really get the job done in a multitude of ways. They’ve got construction akin to that of your favorite pair of leather boots, featuring a vegetable-tanned leather upper and a sturdy, comfortable Vibram sole. That means you can wear them all day long, from the office out to an outdoor patio happy hour. The rich brown Tobacco leather on the Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneakers also goes with a multitude of spring style essentials, from tan chinos and a white Oxford shirt to a rugged short-sleeve henley and a pair of classic dark blue denim. The key with a pair of sneakers like this? Don’t overthink — just get as much wear as you can out of them. Sounds good to me. How about you?

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See Now, Buy Now: Flint and Tinder’s Slub Tees are the Essential Basic Your Closet Needs

The tough T-shirt that’s going to layer with ease all spring.

Join us once again for today’s See Now, Buy Now entry, as we tell you all about the perfect T-shirt to, well, buy now … and then wear all spring and summer. Your search for the best T-shirt might have just met its match in the Flint and Tinder Slub Tees, including my personal favorite, the Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Tee (pictured above is the equally essential Flint and Tinder Slub Pocket Tee). If it’s just a T-shirt, Beau, then what’s the big deal? Plenty — trust me, plenty. The right T-shirt can take a basic outfit and amp it up a bit, and it can also dress down or liven up outfits that seem to be a little more stuffy (Case in point: You can wear any of the Flint and Tinder Slub Tees to the office when paired with a navy cotton blazer and tan chinos). Finding the right T-shirt for you is actually something you shouldn’t take lightly. It’s all about fit and fabric, and as you’ve read about here on the site, Flint and Tinder gets that right in several key areas.
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A classic slub tee made for spring and summer layering.

Flint and Tinder Slub Tees go well beyond your average T-shirt, starting with the slimming fit and the extra attention to detail and care that comes from producing these shirts right outside Los Angeles. These aren’t a paper-thin excuse for a T-shirt that so many companies make abroad — no sir, the Flint and Tinder Slub Tees are substantial and well-made, yet breathable and lightweight. It’s a tricky balance to strike, but they get it right.

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The ribbed neckline also ensures they’ll never lose their shape. The Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Tee is the kind of T-shirt you could throw on and forget about, seeing as it wears nicely with everything from dark denim and classic spring sneakers to a khaki cotton suit and brown leather brogues (think mixing high-low style). The Flint and Tinder Slub Tees are also available in a range of colors, including spring and summer-friendly shades like Washed Olive and Washed Navy. How much better does it get than that? Again, this could be your new favorite summer tee.

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See Now, Buy Now: This Shirt from Howler Brothers is the Coolest Shirt You Can Buy for the Season

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Trust me — this might be the coolest shirt you can get your hands on.

Sorting through the best shirts for men — or really, any retailer’s shirting offerings — is sometimes quite the taxing exercise. Where to begin if you want a shirt that’s unique yet subtly stylish, and also not too wild? The Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt could be the way to go (at least, your friendly neighborhood style writer thinks so). It’s potentially one of the best men’s shirts for spring and summer, and it starts with the fact that it’s got a design unlike any other on the market (check out the front chest pocket designs). Howler Brothers takes great care in making gear that’s technical while blending the modern and the retro (take the Merlin Jacket as seen in this post on how to wear a denim shirt). Thankfully, the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt embraces those same qualities quite handsomely, featuring UPF15 sun protection baked right into the shirt — that’s not to mention the style points it’s got going for it.

The Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt just keeps winning in matters of functionality, too — it’s made with quick-drying fabric for breathability and ease of movement all day. To me, that means you can pair up the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt with slim light wash denim and your favorite chukka boots for a casual day of patio beers, or you can wear it with a stylish vest and tough field pants (plus the Huckberry Duck Boots) for a spring day hike.

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Of course, I’d also recommend you wear that same outfit for post-hike plate of farm-to-table food. It’s all about the versatility in style (and in your lifestyle) that a piece like the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt brings to the table (and your closet). And the rest of the small details make the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt easily one of the best men’s shirts for spring and summer,  from the vintage-inspired pearl snaps to the microfiber-lined chest pocket. It’s really tough to top the Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt, don’t you think?

See Now, Buy Now: Here’s the Essential Men’s Denim Shirt You Need for Spring and Summer

You’re going to get a lot of wear out of a tough denim shirt this season.

There’s a plethora of men’s shirts you can surely select from at any given time for spring and summer — but there’s only one spring style essential that happens to be the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt, available right now in a seasonally friendly Bleached Denim (as well as the darker wash seen above). Is it potentially the best denim shirt for you to buy now, and then wear time and again? I’ll have leave that to you … but in my estimation, there are certainly worse shirts to wear repeatedly (provided it’s clean, of course). And if you recall, we already wrote about a different iteration of this Flint and Tinder Western shirt last fall — so what makes this one so different? For starters, there’s the excellent Bleached Denim wash we mentioned earlier, a perfectly lightweight take on the normally thicker Western shirt (although for the record, the Stonewash Denim version of this shirt is easy to layer and not too stifling). So the wash is updated and ready for spring — what about the made-in-the-States construction you expect from F&T and Huckberry? Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt has that going for it, too.
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A new take on the Western shirt for the modern man.

This is a durable take on the Western shirt that manages to be both premium and rugged at the same time. To wit: It features authentic burnt cow bone snaps, plus the point design and stitching reminiscent of denim shirts from decades ago, so it’s casual enough to wear on its own, yet cool enough stylistically to wear under a classic cotton blazer.

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The 8oz. weight of the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt is also another positive — you can layer this over a classic slub tee without missing a beat (simply add slim tan chinos and vintage leather sneakers for off-duty spring style). This rugged Western shirt would also wear nicely with your favorite summer shorts and some stylish slip-on sneakers on a casual weekend day — easygoing style in warm weather needn’t be sloppy. Just add a glass of cold brew or a pint of your favorite beer, and kick back in this new seasonal essential.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Sunski Yubas Sunglasses Are Your New Favorite Pair of Spring and Summer Shades

A unique, truly cool pair of spring sunglasses to pick up right now.

We’re to that point in spring where if you don’t yet have a pair of the best men’s sunglasses for bright and sunny days, well, I’d wager that you’re just about realizing you … should start shopping around. Enter the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses (these are just $49.98 at Huckberry).

You see, luxury brands like Tom Ford — much-loved, make no mistake –- charge an arm and a leg for sunglasses. And grocery store shades won’t cut it when it comes to complementing your favorite men’s style essentials. So, we’re back to the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses, quite possibly the most affordable, stylish pair of sunglasses on the market this season. Like all men’s fashion favorites at The Style Guide, the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses hit the nail on the head in some key areas. You  see, they’ve got functionality (the frames are super-lightweight), plus performance (the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses are polarized), not to mention straight-up great looks (note the unique frame shape). Yes indeed, it’s tough to top the Sunski Yubas Sunglasseswhen it comes to their spot on any list of the best pair of men’s sunglasses you can buy this season. If you’ve tried a pair (as I have), then you know that’s not hyperbole.

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These stylish sunglasses shake things up from the traditional Aviator or Wayfarer-style frames you know and love – the circular frame design is perhaps more akin to your eyeglasses. That gives the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses a dressier look and feel, making them fit for wearing with everything from a rugged short-sleeve henley and slim chinos to a navy cotton suit and leather brogues for that early spring wedding. And we didn’t even mention the seriously cool frame-and-lens color combo yet – no one at your next happy hour or BBQ will be wearing a pair like the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses (unless they read this blog, maybe! In which case – bring ‘em a beer for me!). All joking aside, for the combination of style and versatility you get from the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses, you might have hard time ever taking them off – even indoors.

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See Now, Buy Now: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the Best Light Wash Jeans for the Season

A reliable pair of light wash jeans for spring and summer.

If you happen to be looking for a pair of the best light wash jeans for men, well, we’ve got you all sorted today via our See Now, Buy Now series. That is to say, the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the pair of light wash jeans you’ve been searching for, and they’re here right now to help you through the season with ease (and style).  Available for $220 via Need Supply Co., these are a pair of essential jeans that channel both classic & modern style at the same time. How does that work out? Well, it starts with the trim-but-not-too-trim straight leg — flattering on nearly any body type — and it carries through to the light-but-not-too-light cotton denim, a perfect middle ground between retro and current. The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans get plenty of small details right, including sturdy branded rivets and a branded top button closure and button fly — both signifiers of upgraded attention to detail.

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The best light wash jeans for the season? Very nearly.

These slim light wash jeans really do go above and beyond, giving you plenty of bang for your buck. A hint of stretch ensures these are comfortable and lightweight, plus spring-friendly — they’re certainly not a heavy pair of blue indigo denim. Plus, the medium blue wash means you can mix and match them with a navy T-shirt or a white henley with ease. And that’s another positive when it comes to the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans — they’re nearly as versatile as your favorite pair of dark blue denim, yet in a more seasonally friendly construction. Wear these slim light wash jeans with a white Oxford shirt and a classic navy blazer to the office — just add suede chukka boots — or else take ’em for a spring with a laidback polo and your favorite pair of sneakers. The bottom line is that this is a pair of jeans that can do it all (and for that price, they should). Where will they take you this spring?

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