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

The List: These Are All the Spring Style Essentials to Shop Right Now

The right way to kick off spring — with some of the best men’s shorts (courtesy of Huckberry).

We’re going to kick off the week (and a new month!) here in a big way at The Style Guide — welcome to another edition of The List, where today, we’ll cover the best men’s spring style essentials to help you  through these trying times. Just because your routine is different these days doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style to work from home or hold a virtual happy hour. That’s why I’m telling you all about the best men’s shorts, the best new sneakers for spring, an incredibly cool new dive watch, and heck, even some of the best leather goods. That’s just a start, though — there’s plenty more when it comes to your new favorite spring gear from brands like Buck Mason and GREATS. Let’s get right into the 16 best spring style picks to buy right now.

Flint and TInder 365 Shorts — $58

These are the best shorts for spring. That’s it.

Now, it’s quite high praise to label a  pair of men’s shorts as the best shorts for spring and summer … but for my money’s worth, the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, available in a range of versatile colors and featuring a tailored fit, are exactly that: The best shorts to buy now. Wear them with a classic slim polo. On that note …

Buck Mason Sueded Cotton Polo — $55

A breezy, slim polo made by the good folks at Buck Mason.

Is there anything more classic for spring and summer than wearing a retro-inspired polo alongside some of the best shorts for spring and summer? In my estimation, not quite. This Buck Mason polo is laidback and easygoing, yet stylish enough to wear on a work conference call.

GREATS Royale Ripstop — $159

Durable men’s sneakers that look great while staying casually cool.

I mentioned above we’d be talking about some of the best new men’s sneakers, and the GREATS Royale Ripstop fits the bill quite nicely. Made with a ripstop upper featuring reflective accents, you can certainly rock these GREATS sneakers with the best shorts for spring and summer.

Billykirk No. 479 Carryall — $550

An exceptionally rugged travel bag for all your spring adventures.

Does it seem counterintuitive to buy one of the best travel bags for men right now? Perhaps. But I’m here to tell you that now is in fact the exact best time to buy a rugged duffel bag and start planning your next trip — for when the time comes, that is. And the Billykirk No. 479 Carryall just so happens to be one of the coolest bags I’ve seen in some time.

Martenereo Belgrano Stainless Steel Dive Watch — $299 (Pre-Funding)

An incredibly cool, classic dive watch to fund right now.

Now, we just talked about this incredibly stylish dive watch in my weekly roundup on Friday, but I’m here again to tell you this: The Martenero Belgrano (the first dive watch from the modern, craftsmanship-focused brand) is going to be your new favorite watch (period). Pre-order this rugged dive watch now for one of several great early bird deals on Kickstarter, then get ready to wear it day after day once it ships out in September. It’s also a highly affordable dive watch, and it’s worth your time — pun intended.

Corridor NYC Olive Beach Blanket Jacket — $215

A durable and cool-as-heck spring jacket from Corridor NYC.

Just because we’re all spending more time at home doesn’t mean you should forget to take care of your spring outewearCorridor NYC makes it easy on that note. The Olive Beach Blanket Jacket is simply one of the coolest jackets to buy this spring. You  can (and should!) rock it atop a garment-dyed Oxford shirt.

Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford Shirt — $118

An essential men’s shirt for spring and summer. 

OK, folks — here’s the garment-dyed Oxford shirt I mentioned above. It’s breezy, it’s easy to throw on as you get ready to work from home, and it’s a rare American-made shirtHuckberry knows how to get the job done.

HELM Boots Hollis Burgundy Boots — $350

Tough leather boots that’ll get better with age.

Yes, my friends: I’m still out here recommending you buy some of the best men’s leather boots, even as we get into spring and summer. The HELM Boots Hollis Boots are a rugged pair of leather boots that’ll stand out with ease in your rotation — the beautiful burgundy leather and signature white midsole ensure that. As per usual, you  can get $50 off your first order and free shipping, too.

Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses — $160

Some of the coolest sunglasses to throw on as you hang outside this spring.

OK, let’s get back to something you might more typically view as a spring style essential: Some of the best men’s sunglasses. Simply put, the Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses are as good as it gets, made with high-quality materials in a classic silhouette.

Belstaff Instructor Jacket — $475Just because spring has sprung and we’ve moved into May doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet when it comes to inclement weather. In that regard, Belstaff is making one of the best men’s jackets for spring, a lightweight nylon field jacket you can wear on solitary hikes and global adventures (when the time comes).

Grayers Wainscott Blue Linen-Cotton Shirt — $98

The best chambray shirt to buy for spring, in my opinion.

OK, back to something a little bit breezier. This Grayers linen-cotton shirt is one of the more casual chambray shirts for spring you’re apt to find, made with a linen-cotton blend you can easily wear with some of the best men’s chinos. And the chinos in question? See below right here.

Proof Nomad Pants — $98

Simply excellent men’s pants from Huckberry and Proof.

Yes indeed, the Proof Nomad Pants are assuredly some of the best men’s pants to buy now. Featuring the comfort and stretch of sweatpants and yet the polished design of your favorite chinos, these are the best pants to wear to work from home (and they’ll look simply excellent with a Buck Mason polo).

Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph — $1,800

A sleek, sharp, seriously stylish watch — as sold via Huckberry.

Yes indeed, I’m recommending you drop some serious cash on this investment-level watch from Autodromo. The Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph is a precisely made, exquisite watch. It’s also the perfect watch to wear on a long drive (preferably with the Belstaff Instructor Jacket), seeing as it’s sleek and sporty, too.

Mott and Bow Driggs Long-Sleeve Henley — $47

The best men’s henley for the ultimate in spring style.

Yes, that’s right — the good folks at Mott and Bow, makers of some of my favorite denim (and yours!) are now making a rugged men’s henley to wear on breezy, chilly spring days aplenty. It’s one of the best men’s henleys, and it’s ultra-affordable, too.

Billykirk No. 134 Sketchbook Holder — $165

A handsome leather journal for writing down all your best ideas.

Alright, we’re back to Billykirk, longtime makers of some of the best leather goods on the market right now. For sketching out ideas, writing down your to-do list and keeping track of future plans, this stylish leather journal is a true everyday carry essential (and a home office essential, at that).

Cuts Clothing Crewneck Curved Hem Tee — $48

A classic, buttery-soft tee in a modern cut.

If you, like me, are constantly on the hunt for one of the best men’s T-shirts, the kind that’s casual enough to wear on its own and cool enough to wear underneath an unstructured navyblazer. That’s what you’re getting with the exceptional lineup of tees from Cuts Clothing.

OK, my friends. That’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List. Of the above spring style essentials, do you have any favorites? Maybe the exceptional Billykirk No. 479 Carryall  has you hankering to hit the road, preferably with a stylish travel jacket like the Olive Beach Blanket Jacket  or a rugged Belstaff  jacket? Perhaps the GREATS Royale Ripstop are more your style, ideally worn with the excellent Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts and a Buck Mason polo. The choice is yours, but any of these gear picks are going to take your spring wardrobe from good to great. There’s no time to waste. To connect with me on all things #menswear, follow me on Twitter

The List: Keep Spring Rolling with the Best New Men’s Style Gear to Shop Now

A rugged field jacket that your closet needs ASAP for spring.

It’s been, to say the very least, a different spring than usual. Backyard BBQs and rooftop parties have been replaced by solitary hikes and back porch beers … and yet, that means shopping for spring style essentials is more crucial than ever. The best new men’s style gear can just as easily be worn at home hanging with the family as it can when we finally get the chance to get back out there — kind of like the excellent Flint and Tinder Desert Field Jacket shown above (more on that in a second). So, the best new menswear for spring? Get it all below, and then look forward to getting out there.

Flint and Tinder Desert Field Jacket — $198

The best jacket for spring to buy now? It’s certainly one of them.

Simply put, there’s no better time to get one of the best spring jackets than now — right now. This rugged field jacket plays off old-school safari inspiration to deliver one of the coolest spring jackets — it’s a seriously neat new offering from Flint and Tinder.

Buck Mason Standard Light Wash Jeans — $145

Slim light wash jeans that pack a serious punch in terms of style.

Yes, the time is right to buy some of the best light wash jeans for spring — and if you know Buck Mason, you know they’re the brand to shop now. Wear these slim light wash jeans as often as you can (yes, even to work from home).

Grayers Chambray Double Cloth Shirt — $98

A breezy, stylish spring shirt from Grayers.

Grayers Double Cloth Shirts are the stuff of (near) legend — they’re some of the best men’s shirts for spring, what with their breezy fabric and breezy fits. This is one of the best spring shirts you can buy for expert casual style.

Corridor NYC Summer Acid Plaid Shirt — $148

A seriously cool Western shirt to wear as often as you can this spring.

Let’s keep it focused on the best men’s shirts for spring for just one second, shall we? Corridor NYC has coe up with one of the best Western shirts your author has seen in some time. Wear this with your slim light wash jeans.

HELM Boots Lou Teak Boots — $325

Classically rugged leather boots to wear all spring (yes, all spring).

Yes, you can absolutely wear your favorite leather boots this spring. In fact, the HELM Boots Lou Teak Boots are some of the most rugged leather boots for the season … yet they’re surprisingly lightweight, too. Pair them up, again, with your slim light wash jeans.

Buck Mason Lightweight Double Slub Sweatshirt — $72

A lightweight sweatshirt to pair with Buck Mason denim.

Breezy spring weather still abounds out there, so at times like these, it’s ideal to have one of the best men’s lightweight sweatshirts on deck. If it’s this Buck Mason crewneck sweatshirt in a spring-friendly color? Even better.

Momentum Watches Smokejumper Watch — $215

A tough everyday watch that’s going to get the job done, easily.

We haven’t talked a ton about the best men’s adventure watches — like the Momentum Watches Smokejumper Watch — seeing as most of us haven’t been going on a ton of adventures. But if you want a rugged everyday watch, then this timepiece is but one of the most stylish all-black watches you can shop.

GREATS Court High Sneakers — $209

Remarkably stylish, cool high-top sneakers.

Brooklyn-based GREATS has been consistently making some of the best men’s sneakers for years now — and these stylish high-top sneakers are no different. If you’ve been wanting to add some retro-inspired high-top sneakers to your rotation, best go with the GREATS Court High.

Mulo Espadrilles — $190

The coolest slip-on shoes for spring? You be the judge.

Speaking of essential footwear for spring, what about adding some surprisingly stylish espadrilles to your spring footwear rotation? Wear these with everything from the best light wash jeans for spring to the the best men’s off-white pants. On that note …

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Salt — $98

Pants that are stylish and cool-as-can-be for spring.

Now is the time to try something new — like, say, the best men’s off-white pants. Not quite full-on white, not quite too faded-out, these Flint and Tinder 365 Pants are some of the best men’s pants for spring to begin with, and the Salt color is pretty critical to switching up your spring style, too.

Wellen Hemp Stripe Polo — $62

Made the right way — and with versatility in mind.

A stylish striped polo is a spring style must-have, even if you’re wearing it for outdoor dinners at home with the family versus large backyard BBQs. Good news is, the Wellen Hemp Stripe Polo is a both a stylish and sustainable polo you can wear with anything.
Celia & Perah Wireless Wood Speaker — $161.98

One of the coolest wireless speakers you’re apt to find.

Perhaps you, like me, have been spending a lot of time at home listening to your favorite music (on that note, to see what I’m listening to at the moment, you can usually head to my Instagram or Instagram Stories). Well, to upgrade your home audio even further, might I suggest this stylish wireless speaker from Celia & Perah?
Gola Classics Mark Cox Selvedge Trainer — $70

Sleek trainers that feature cool denim details.

These are classic spring sneakers if ever I’ve seen a pair, and they’re a play on the style worn by tennis legend Mark Cox. This pair in particular features vintage denim trim highlights, and crucially updates the original 1975 silhouette.
Hill City High Pile Pullover — $138

A cool, easy-to-layer pullover you’ll want to wear all weekend.

For casual, cool spring style, you need one of the best men’s pullovers. What’s more, you need one of the most versatile men’s pullovers, one that doesn’t look out of place on either a solitary hike or a jaunt to pick up your favorite to-go coffee. The Hill City High Pile Pullover just works.
Mott and Bow Classic Cashmere Crew — $149

A classic spring crewneck that looks great — no matter what you wear it with.

If you haven’t caught on by now, occasionally chilly spring evenings call for a stylish spring sweater that can serve as your top layer in a pinch — Mott and Bow now makes one of the best men’s sweaters for such an occasion, one that you can easily wear with Mott and Bow denim, too.
Lojel Urbo 2 Tote — $90

Remarkably durable and made for your next trip (hopefully, soon!).

The next time you need to commute or hit the road on a trip (hopefully, sooner rather than later!), grab this sleek tote bag from Lojel, made with tough 1000-denier fabric in a sharp black colorway for the ultimate in on-the-go travel style.

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OK,  my friends. So we bring another edition of The List, covering the best new men’s style gear, to a close. Do you have a favorite when it comes to the selections above? I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan right off the bat of the Flint and Tinder Desert Field Jacket — and of course, I think it would wear extremely well with the HELM Boots Lou Teak Boots and some of the best light wash jeans for spring. There’s also something to be said for the casual versatility of pieces like the Hill City High Pile Pullover and the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, though. What say you? Feel free to catch up with me on Twitter. Happy shopping, stay safe!

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The List: Here’s All the Best Gear to Buy For Casual Days at Home This Spring

Who else could go for a happy hour beer wearing a cozy Relwen essential?

If your days have been anything like mine these last few weeks — adjusting to working from home, adapting your style accordingly, and dealing with whatever madness is currently playing out on the news … well, perhaps you could go for a cold happy hour beer like the one shown above. And perhaps you want to accessorize it with one of the best sweaters for spring from Relwen? In addition to that stylish sweater at the top of the page, you’ll find all the best gear to work from home and dress in the best casual style (the rest of the time) in today’s edition of The List. Most importantly, thank you for reading as we adapt to our ongoing new reality — if you want to get in touch aside from menswear (or to chat menswear!), reach out to me on Twitter or Instagram. Alright, here’s some of the best new men’s gear to get into now.

Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood — $228

A casual-yet-stylish hooded sweatshirt for spring from Relwen.

For all those days you’re going to be spending at home working, relaxing, catching up on music and reading — you know the drill — it helps to have one of the best hoodies on hand. The Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood is the surprisingly stylish hooded sweatshirt you can even wear on a video conference call (seriously!) and then out of the house as needed.

Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage One-Pocket Shirt — $105

The laidback-yet-polished shirt your wardrobe needs now.

Just because you’re spending more time in your home office is no excuse to slide backwards in terms of style. Buck Mason knows this, and that’s why this classic casual shirt should be a new go-to. It’s the perfect spring shirt to throw on with your favorite faded denim for style that’s comfortable-yet-polished and appropriate enough to wear as you work from home.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Classically cool sneakers that work at home and beyond.

Because you’re going to have to step outside at some point, it pays off to have some of the best casual sneakers on hand. Heck, throwing on some stylish sneakers can be a nice addition to your routine when working from home — and wearing these sleek GREATS sneakers might just be a nice mindset adjustment these days.

Second Chance Art “Endure” Lighted Sign — $99

A neat nod to our time — one that also adds a dash of pretty cool style to your home office.

There’s beauty and there’s cool design to be had everywhere — if you know where to look for it. To freshen up your space with some added resolve and neat style in these trying times, might I suggest this Second Chance Art sign as sold by Bespoke Post? It’s as good as it gets for brightening up your office or den.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special With Pre-Amp — $549

One of the best record players for your growing collection.

If you’re anything like me, perhaps spending more time at home has caused you to dig deeper into your vinyl collection — and perhaps you’re realizing you need to upgrade to one of the best record players as a result, yes? The U-Turn Audio Orbit Special provides crystal-clear sound and quality.

Ratio EIght Coffee Maker — $495

One of the best ways to make coffee on the market — easily.

Hear me out — what goes exceedingly well with listening to your vinyl collection on one of the best record players?  Well, for a laidback weekend day or an early start to the work week, a strong, delicious (damn fine?) cup of coffee. In this case, the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is one of the best coffee makers to instantly amp up your kitchen. I’ll have another cup, please.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee — $78

A comfortable tee for when you want to feel polished, but not stuffy.

Life isn’t all about throwing on whatever tee happens to be nearest to your bed — sometimes, one of the best men’s T-shirts can elevate your mood from good to great when lounging at home. Picture it now: You’re wearing the Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee, your favorite record is spinning, there’s a fresh pot of coffee on … yes, this is one of the best men’s tees to get your hands on right now.

Baloo Weighted Blanket — $134.98

A new (and helpful) addition to your sleeping situation.

Hey, I won’t sugarcoat it — these are anxiety-inducing times we live in. It’s a small solution, to be sure, but perhaps one of the best weighted blankets can offer some relief. And if you’ve never tried a weighted blanket, how about picking up the Baloo Weighted Blanket while we’re here?

John Elliott Sochi Sweatpants in Black — $148.50

Well-made sweatpants for lounging and leisure.

While I’m all about upgrading your at-home style in any way possible, there are times where stylish sweatpants definitely are acceptable — after all, those baggy sweats from college need a replacement, right? And no designer excels at making some of the best men’s sweatpants these days (for workouts and leisure) than John Elliott.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley — $68

A durable, classic henley for casual days aplenty.

To be sure, you definitely read on this blog a lot about what the good folks at San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch are up to lately — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending (once again) one of the best men’s henleys for casual lounging and a casual Friday of remote work in equal measure. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

FLIKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace — $85

A super-neat way to shake up your home or office ambiance.

Yes, a personal concrete fireplace is making an appearance today. Spending so much time at home calls for creating the right atmosphere — and if you’ve got the space and the opportunity, why not reach for this neat personal fireplace to set the stage?

Rhythm Apartment Short-Sleeve Shirt — $60

The easygoing, breezy shirt to wear around … yes, your apartment.

OK, so the name of this stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post … it’s spot-on, right? When you’ve got to hop on a conference call but want to keep it breezy and casually cool, reach for this essential short-sleeve shirt for spring. Better yet? You can wear it while kicking back during a back-porch happy hour, too.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Copper Growler (64 oz.) — $129

A seriously cool growler that’ll serve your favorite craft beer quite ably.

Let’s say you’re lucky enough to be able to quickly swing by your favorite brewery to fill up your favorite growler (breweries are considered an essential business in New York!) — you should be using the GrowlerWerks uKeg Growler for all your craft beer needs.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt — $98

A classic overshirt from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of the best shirts to wear at home … you can always count on Flint and Tinder to come up with, among other things, the best rugged shirts for men. This classic utility shirt, available in a cool range of colors, is made from garment-dyed half-Panama fabric for easy layering and perfect stay-at-home versatility.

Parallel X League Zip Hoodie — $150

The stylish hoodie you could use right now.

Speaking of casual comfort around your home or apartment, it’s fitting that this new hooded sweatshirt from Parallel X League (founded by ex-L.A. Dodger Brandon League) is rugged-yet-comfortable, and perfect for days hanging at home (and yes, posted up in front of your work computer). I’ve been testing it out courtesy of the brand, and believe you me, it absolutely works nicely.

Glerups Camp Sole Boots — $155

Surprisingly rugged slippers you can wear in and out of the house.

Don’t think the best slippers for men can come in handy these days? They certainly can — and the Glerups Camp Sole Boots can even be worn out of the house in a pinch. And if you just feel like wearing these well-designed, stylish slippers casually around the house as your favorite vinyl record plays? Go for it, my friend.

Grayers Momo Lightweight French Terry Crewneck — $78

A classic crewneck sweatshirt for outstanding spring style.

The theme of today’s post has certainly been comfortable, casual gear you can wear at home — and the latest from Grayers is no different. This lightweight crewneck sweatshirt is a surprisingly polished, casually cool layer to wear on breezy spring mornings and for days in your home office — it’s easily one of the best crewneck sweatshirts to layer up with at the moment.

Sapporo Premium Beer — Price Varies 

A new take on Sapporo beer — one of your new favorite lagers.

Seeing as we celebrated National Beer Day earlier this month, it only seems fitting to close out this post with a look at a seriously underrated Japanese beer, Sapporo. Consider stocking your fridge with some Sapporo beer the next time — the brand’s mainstay is clean, crisp and light, while Sapporo Premium Black is a flavorful, nuanced dark lager. It’s worth stocking up on some cans if you can. Cheers, friends!

With all of the ground we covered today when it comes to the best gear to wear when working from home, what’s your favorite pick from this post? I’d say it can be tough to narrow it down, especially when the gear being covered runs the gamut from one of the best crewneck sweatshirts  to a stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post  … and well beyond that, even right on through to some darn-near-essential GREATS sneakers. I’m partial to something I could see myself wearing plenty — either on its own or atop one of my favorite T-shirts, and that piece, my friends, is … the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt. Of course, to be sure, I also love the utility of the U-Turn Audio Orbit Special  or adding some high-quality sound to my (growing) record collection. All of that being said, I’d love to hear about your favorites on Twitter. As always, thanks for reading — stay safe, stay strong!

-Beau

The List: It’s Time You Bought Some of The Best New Spring Menswear

The perfect spring polo? It very well could be.

As the headline would imply, folks, the time has come to shop the best new menswear for spring — if you haven’t been already, that is. That, of course, includes the Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo as shown above. After all, it’s high time you shed some of those extra layers and reached for easygoing pieces that can stand on their own, although we’re all spending much more time at home than out on the road. Rest assured, these picks work in either situation. And in the rest of this roundup of the best spring gear, you’ll find must-haves like the best leather dress shoes and a tough everyday watch. We’re just getting started, though. Check out the latest edition of The List, then let me know what you’ll be buying on Twitter.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo — $88

Just one of the colors available for this stylish polo.

As previously seen on the blog, this stylish merino polo is the perfect spring layer, fit to be rocked on its own in particular — or else worn underneath a stylish suede jacket on a breezy spring day. And the jacket in question …

Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket — $995

An ideal suede jacket for spring.

Yes indeed, my friends — here’s the stylish suede jacket  mentioned above. Ever so slightly dressy, seriously well-made, uniquely crafted to be worn on the weekend or out on a weeknight date — the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket is simply perfect.

HELM Boots Bradley Brown Leather Dress Shoes — $285 

Rugged-yet-versatile leather dress shoes to wear all spring.

Here are some of the best leather dress shoes we mentioned we’d be covering earlier, and of course, they’re from HELM Boots. For wearing with, say, the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket,  you can find no finer pair. And as always with HELM Boots, you can get $50 off your first pair, plus free shipping, when you click on through.

Buck Mason Slub Twill Officer Pants — $135

The best everyday spring pants.

What goes perfectly with each of the picks above (including the Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Jacket and your stylish leather dress shoes)? Why, slim twill pants from Buck Mason, crafted with care out of some of the finest fabric around. They’re your new favorite spring pants.

Timex Navi XL Watch — $155

A tough watch to wear on the daily with just about anything.

As previously mentioned, a tough everyday watch is a must-have for spring, and it helps when the Timex Navi XL is made with the kind of functionality you need. Subtly stylish yet rugged, this is the perfect vintage-style watch — at an affordable price, too.

Hansen Laust Jacket — $320

A classic workwear jacket for spring style.

Let’s talk once more about an essential everyday spring jacket, shall we? This French workwear jacket from Hansen is actually an update of a classic style, and it’s exceptionally ready to layer with the Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo.

Mott and Bow Slim Kent Oxford Shirt — $79

A classic Oxford shirt to wear with your favorite denim.

As always seems to be the case on the blog, Mott and Bow continues to come through with basics that go beyond just some of the best men’s jeans. In this case, we’re talking about a slim Oxford shirt to wear with your favorite pair of faded blue denim this spring (perhaps alongside a French workwear jacket).

Tivoli Audio Music System Home — $749

The best way to upgrade your home listening.

Let’s break things up from menswear for just a bit, shall we? If you’re a music fan, like me, perhaps you’ve been looking for the perfect home speaker — and one that’s stylish, at that. The Tivoli Audio Music System Home is perfectly ready for to upgrade your home audio experience.

Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat — $295

Easy to layer and ready for spring rain.

Available via Bespoke Post, this fisherman’s coat is the perfect spring jacket — that goes for the city dweller or the outdoor explorer in equal measure, thanks to its mobile cut and classic navy color. Stutterheim can do no wrong when it comes to the best spring outerwear.

Rains Large Travel Backpack — $225

A no-nonsense travel bag for all your seasonal adventures.

This sleek, durable travel bag is in short supply, so if it catches your eye, be sure to hop on it. It could just be the perfect spring travel bag, what with its versatile design and slick black colorway.

Santa Rosa Tahoma Moccasins — $280

Tough leather chukka boots that work extremely well for spring.

Hey, who said you had to stow away your rugged leather boots, right? In fact, these durable leather moc boots are the perfect hybrid style, and they’re imminently wearable with your new favorite spring pants.

Grayers Arden Linen Shirt — $98

A breezy linen shirt for standout spring style.

Stop by to have a look at the new Grayers spring collection, and get ready to be amazed at some of the best men’s shirting for spring — including the breezy Grayers Arden Linen Shirt.

Faherty Brand Cooper Shirt Jacket — $198

As durable and rugged a spring layer as it gets.

Are you sensing a trend here? That of lightweight layers for spring that get the job done? That’s where the Faherty Brand Cooper Shirt Jacket enters the equation, at least. Wear it over your favorite tee or a rugged henley for easygoing spring style.

Cattamara Teton Double Wallet — $195

A unique everyday wallet to amp up your daily carry.

You’ve got your stylish everyday wallet, and then, you’ve got something even beyond that — the Cattamara Teton Double Wallet, a USA-made leather wallet that adds a serious punch of personality to your everyday carry.

Taylor Stitch Mechanic Shirt — $125

The tough shirt to wear on its own or atop a tee.

We’ve talked plenty about rugged everyday shirting and the like in today’s post and beyond, so it’s only fitting that we’re featuring the Taylor Stitch Mechanic Shirt. Both a rugged outer layer on breezy days, and a fine shirt to wear on its own, it could  be the best shirt to buy this spring.

Olivers Convoy Henley — $108

The best men’s henley? Perhaps, yes indeed.

There will come a time this spring when it’s too breezy to wear just a T-shirt, but not quite cold enough to throw on a heavier jacket — for all those times (and plenty more), wear one of the best men’s henleys. We’re talking, of course, about the Olivers Convoy Henley, part of the new Olivers spring collection and made with excellent, breathable fabric.

We’ve covered a lot of ground, and a lot of gear today — from the perfect home speaker  to one of the best men’s henleys, and right on through to the excellent Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo. What’s your take on all this gear, and what’s going onto your shopping list? Let me know on Twitter. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

#OOTD: Layer Up with A Stylish Spring Jacket This Season

When spring weather comes knocking on your door — be it on a blustery weekend or before a casual day at the home office — you best be prepared to get out there and get after it. That’s why we’re telling you all about your new favorite spring jacket today on the blog. A brief spoiler: It’s a rugged chore coat that just so happens to be highly versatile, seeing as it can both replace your blazer and act as an able-bodied companion when dressing to head to your favorite brewery for a delicious (to-go!) spring beer. The key with this ensemble, as with most entries in our #OOTD series, lies in the fact that you can blend these pieces seamlessly all season long, no matter where you’ve got to go. So, you’ll find reliable numbers like a classic Oxford shirt, to go along with rugged leather boots and a dependable dive watch (to be more specific, a durable pilot chronograph). Slim chinos are also along for the ride here, which is part of the reason this look can work at the office or at home. Heck, when you’re dropping that kind of cash on spring style essentials, it’s in your best interest to make sure said gear is as versatile as possible, right? Right. Now, I won’t spoil the rest of this  #OOTD, so keep scrolling to check out your new favorite gear for spring.

A tough chore coat meets other menswear classics for unstoppable spring style.

Alright, my friends — did this ensemble give you some ideas as to how to wear your new favorite spring jacket? Possibly? I sure hope so — it’s geared up to help you get out there and explore this spring (or just hang at your local bar or coffee shop when the time comes). Complementary picks like one of the best Oxford shirts add even more versatility and go-anywhere style, while some of the best men’s chinos make this look just a bit sharper. Lest we forget, you’re also going to be rocking one of the best men’s tees for spring for added layering and warmth on chilly days. What’s more, your accessories are also on-point — a classic stainless steel dive watch helps out with that, as does the tough-as-ever Filson Dryden Briefcase (it’s a hit whether on the road or working from your favorite coffee shop). Accent this entire look with a true seasonal grooming essential: A classic solid cologne from Duke Cannon x Budweiser, sure to impress anyone who’s in your immediate vicinity. When taken all together, this look is rugged, classic and dependable — exactly the kind of style you want this spring. To see how I’m dressing this season, head to my Instagram.

 

The List: Here’s All The Best New Gear You Need This Month

The right jacket for the job — among this week’s other gear picks.

Contemplating what to buy and what to wear this spring? Contemplate no more — this week’s edition of The List has all the best new gear to  buy right now, from your new favorite spring jacket (shown above) to essential leather dress shoes, stylish spring shirting and plenty more. These are trying times we live in, but the best gear is still a must, even if you make use of it for solo hikes rather than crowded bar jaunts. For times like these, where blustery weather can often get the best of you, you need gear that can pass muster — that goes for the office as well as happy hour. Starting with the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker  shown above, I promise we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get right to it.

Relwen Peached Sailcloth Tanker — $298

Durable, dependable and ready to layer.

The time has come to layer up with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s an indisputable fact that the Relwen Sailcloth Tanker is the right jacket for the job. It’s water and wind-resistant, and made from a lightweight poly-cotton blend. It’s the perfect jacket for spring travel, I should think.

HELM Boots Nils Natural Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Clean, sleek dress shoes for your next spring wedding or day on the job.

You know those stylish leather dress shoes I mentioned above? Here they are, courtesy of Austin-based HELM Boots. They’re classic leather dress shoes made from leather that’ll only get better over time. Wear them with slim charcoal chinos this spring. On that note …

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Slate — $98

Step out just about anywhere in these stylish pants.

As reliable a standy as it gets — and a longtime favorite of the blog — the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants (especially in the Slate shade shown here) are some of the best men’s five-pocket pants your money can buy, perfect to pair with classic leather dress shoes and a crisp Oxford shirt any day of the week (more on that in a moment, though).

Buck Mason Perfect Oxford One Pocket Shirt — $95

A newly classic Oxford shirt up for the taking.

Are you sensing the start of a great ensemble here? From some of the best men’s five-pocket pants to the inclusion of classic leather dress shoes, all that’s missing is an essential Oxford shirt. In a fitting early spring color, Buck Mason steps up and delivers your new favorite shirt.

Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie in Heather Grey — $118

The best hooded sweatshirt for your weekend style pursuits.

Hey, not every day is going to be a day to throw on an Oxford shirt and head to the office. For casual weekend style pursuits, the best men’s hooded sweatshirt will do. And with that, you need the Taylor Stitch Apres Hoodie. Wear it over a classic slub tee. Which reminds me …

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Tee — $162 (6-Pack)

A 6-pack of classic tees you can wear as often as you please for spring.

Get a stylish T-shirt for (nearly) every day of the week — and in classic, versatile, easy-to-layer colors from Mott and Bow. The quality is evident when it comes to these, seeing as they’re made with the same care as the brand’s stylish denim. All that adds up to some of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, easily.

Grayers Olsen Stripe Shirt — $88

The right striped shirt for all your spring style needs.

Grayers delivers the stylish, breezy shirt you need for spring, and then some. This striped short-sleeve buttondown is made from soft, comfortable fabric, so it’s ideal to pair with, say, some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy polo to wear with your new favorite chinos (and more).

Speaking of stylish short-sleeve shirts for spring, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite polo — the Wellen Hemp Polo is ready for nearly anything, from happy hour to a day at the office.

About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch — $375

Durable, rugged and dependable — that’s what this watch brings to your collection.

What could be cooler or more essential for spring than a rugged dive watch? Especially one made with vintage style in mind? Folks, there’s truly not much, and that’s why this About Vintage 1926 At’Sea Watch is one of the best men’s dive watches to buy right now.

NICESTUFF Clothing Short-Sleeve Shirt — $115

The right short-sleeve shirt to reach for this spring.

As you can see from this post, we’re all about some of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts for spring, especially this finely tailored and ever-so-slightly dressy number from NICESTUFF Clothing. It’s made with melange knit fabric and perfect for layering with a lightweight spring sweater (or wearing on its own, at that).

Relwen French Loop Crewneck — $118

A lightweight crewneck that’ll turn into an essential layer this spring.

Yes indeed, we turn to more gear from Relwen here — we started this post off with one of the best spring jackets, and it’s high time we kept things rolling with a stylish lightweight sweater. This French Terry crewneck is one of the best layers this season has to offer, undoubtedly.

VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers — $60

Classic and easygoing spring sneakers for everyday wear.

That’s right — for only $60, you’re getting some of the coolest men’s sneakers around, and from a fruitful partnership from two iconic brands. These two-tone VANS x J. Crew Era Sneakers are as good as it gets. Wear ’em with a stylish lightweight sweater and some of the best men’s five-pocket pants.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans — $148

Rugged-yet0classic dark blue denim from Flint and Tinder.

OK, so we’re here again with some of the best men’s pants — and they’re coming once more from Flint and Tinder. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans have everything you love about a stylish pair of denim, yet they’re easier to wear thanks to that crucial stretch. In short, yes, they’re your new favorite pair of jeans.

Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker — $375

The perfect coffee maker for a perfect cup of coffee.

Hey, let’s close this roundup of the best men’s gear out with a real shot in the arm, ehh? For your weekend adventures and your workday pursuits, you need a great cup of coffee — and the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is assuredly going to deliver that to you.

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So, that brings us to the end of another edition of The List. What new spring gear do you have your eye on? Perhaps an essential home good like the Ratio Coffee Ratio 6 Coffee Maker is going in your shopping cart? Or else, what about your work day style demands — in that regard, picks like classic leather dress shoes  or your new favorite shirt are the way to go. One thing is clear: The demands of the season, both in matters of style and weather, have never been greater — right? So, equip yourself accordingly, then let me know what you think of these gear picks on Twitter.

 

#OOTD: Try Out A New Way to Wear a Western Shirt for Spring

If you thought you had your spring style all figured out, well, think again. That’s not to say the menswear essentials you know and love for the season should be shelved in favor of today’s #OOTD — but consider this new guide to wearing a Western shirt as another addition to your arsenal of tricks (and great layers).Every guy needs to shake up his style now and then, even during a period of self-isolation, and this is but one way to do that. Simply put: Your new favorite spring shirt is coming at you courtesy of Taylor Stitch x Stetson, and features the rugged good looks and classic styling potential you need right now. Put simply, the below #OOTD is but another way to dress for both the work week (yes, even at home!) and the weekend — pieces like one of the best spring jackets for men help ensure that versatility, as do rugged leather chukka boots. This is a look that’s going to go over very well, whether grabbing to-go coffee or to-go cocktails these days. Consider this the perfect hybrid of both daily style and weekend-ready potential — the classic cool of a Western shirt is a unique change of pace from your favorite Oxford shirt (for example), but daily standbys like slim Mott and Bow chinos elevate things beyond the average. This is an ensemble you can throw on and then, well, forget about — but other people are going to notice, and in the right way. Casual, cool, rugged, versatile … can it get any better? Not quite. Check out the full look below, then let me know on Twitter where you plan to rock it.

Pairing up a rugged Western shirt with other menswear essentials.

There are quite a few ways to rock your new favorite spring shirt, and hopefully, this #OOTD has you thinking about how to take care of business. The key here has got to be the fact that this rugged Western shirt is just different enough from your standard fare, making it easy to wear at the office, on the weekend, at a spring music festival … and indeed, beyond that. When you pair up this Taylor Stitch shirt with the best men’s chinos and of course, one of the best spring jackets for men, you’re looking at the ultimate in go-anywhere versatility and style. To keep things moving forward in sharp style, throw on a pair of the most versatile men’s boots, then accent the entire look with the durable and affordable Timex Welton Watch — talk about a can’t-miss combo that’s both understated and extremely stylish at the same time. Topping things off (literally) with some Duke Cannon pomade keeps your hair sharp and in check, and you’re going to get around in functional, tough style with a rugged tote bag — again, go-anywhere versatility is critical. On the accessories front, this look wouldn’t be complete without some of the best socks for men — don’t overlook the little things, folks. Keep in mind that when your base is a tough spring jacket and a cool-as-can-be Western shirt, the world of possibilities is endless — well, nearly endless. To see what I’m wearing this spring, head to my Instagram.

The Friday Read: The Best Lightweight Shirts, A New Everyday Watch & The Ultimate “Bug-Out” Bag

Maybe you’re going to be working from home a lot more now? A stylish hoodie is certainly necessary, then.

We’re right at the start of another Friday Read and another spring weekend, and an unprecedented one, at that. These are trying times we live in, to be sure (you know what I mean). What’s a guy to do with myriad concerns swirling around, and without even a whisper of spring sports to watch in the meantime? And that’s the least of our worries, to be sure. In the midst of it all, know that I sincerely appreciate you reading this blog — it means an awful lot. Perhaps you’re working from home a ton right now — to be sure, that’s why you can view the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie at the top of the page. Along with suggesting you pick up one of the best men’s hoodies, well, might I suggest a few reads to take your mind off the rest of the news? That’s what I’m here for, at least. Perhaps consider reading up on this disaster gear kit as covered by Gear Patrol, too (seriously — those gear picks cover a variety of situations across the country and the globe).

The ultimate “bug-out”‘ bag, as Gear Patrol says, can come in handy in plenty of different seasons, too. If you or a loved one is dealing with a health crisis at the moment, I’m wishing you all the best — and a speedy recovery. If your work is impacted by today’s current events, I’m also wishing you the best. If you could use even more menswear features to take your mind off things, head to, well, last week’s Friday Read (covered: The best shampoos, a durable new watch from Huckberry, and spring outerwear). At any rate, hopefully, the below menswear reads can help you take your mind (momentarily) off what’s going on out there. If you want to talk all things #menswear for a change, head to Twitter or my Instagram. OK, let’s get this weekend rolling.

  • With all this talk about disaster gear, let’s stick to the everyday for a minute, shall we? Namely, your timepiece collection needs an upgrade, to say the least. I wrote about an iconic new everyday watch at GearMoose — the Szanto x Roland Sands Icon Signature Watch is durable enough for the field, smart enough for the office, and ready for a bit of everything in between.
  • There’s plenty going on out there, but I’d bet you haven’t completely given up getting dressed in style … have you? There’s little that a stylish spring shirt can’t help you fix when it comes to your daily ensemble, so read up on my guide to lightweight spring shirts at The Manual, featuring brands you know and love (like Billy Reid and more). Let’s get to it.
  • Yet again, I’m here to tell you that spring style shouldn’t fall by the wayside — composure is key, after all. That’s where my guide on how to wear the best men’s chinos comes in handy. Simply click over to that post and check out the right way to wear (among other style picks) the Flint and Tinder Selvage Chinos. There’s really no wrong way to style ’em.
  • Last but certainly not least, because you could probably use a little something else to read, let’s stop back by The Manual to check out a neat music — the 7 most influential record labels of all-time. How cool is that? I’m going to be spinning some vinyl this weekend, that  much I know.

Before we take off for the weekend — or more likely, kick back and relax — how about reading all about the must-have shirt jacket you need for spring? It comes from my friends at Billy Reid, who know a thing or two about getting you ready for the season in style. Alright, my friends — that’s all for today’s Friday Read, but we’ve got another Style Pick of the Week incoming tomorrow. Be sure to stop by — oh, and take care out there (and wash your hands!).

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

#OOTD: How to Dress in Versatile Style for Early Spring

Early spring is a time to break out all those spring style essentials you kept stored away during the chilly winter months, from lightweight, stylish everyday pants to other classics that play well with steadily warming (but occasionally rainy or breezy weather) — and that’s where today’s #OOTD rises to the top. If you’ve checked your calendar, you know it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and although you might be spending it at home given all that’s going on out there these days, the goal with today’s look is the ultimate in versatility. It all starts with the new Western Rise Diversion Pants, which blend comfort and style easily. They work for a day at the office (you’ll note the Taylor Stitch short-sleeve shirt below) to a day of kicking back, cold beer in hand (hence, the comfortable Proof Elements Jacket and classic spring sneakers). Of course, if you’ve got to get out and about on a rainy day, then this look also works just fine — check out the tough rubber-strap watch and some of the the toughest EDC gear, for starters. If things warm up unexpectedly, you can ditch the jacket and rock the band-collar shirt on its own (more on that in a second). We’re all about easygoing-yet-polished seasonal style, and this look checks all the right boxes — plus, it’s hard to knock the fact that the weather finally allows you to wear your favorite sneakers again, ehh? To let me know what you think of these gear picks, find me on Twitter.

Durable, versatile pants and comfortable classics pave the way for your next spring #OOTD.

The proper blend of comfort and flexibility starts from the ground up here with the Western Rise Diversion Pants, namely. With a DWR finish and plenty of pockets for your everyday carry (like the Bellroy Minimalist EDC Set), they’re perfectly ready for spring style and plenty of adventures. The polished-yet-cool nature of this outfit is taken up a notch with a stylish short-sleeve shirt, one that you can even wear to the office. And for your commute to the office, you’ll find no better, tougher jacket than the Proof Elements Jacket — it’s dependable, it’s easy to wear for travel (when we’re able to travel again, that is to say), and it pairs quite nicely with the North 89 No-1 Sneakers for crisp-yet-casual seasonal style. It’s the blend of a unique band-collar shirt, combined with travel-ready pants from Western Rise, that gives this look a sense of day-to-night style (when you can get back outside, that is). Be sure to pair up those trousers with a stylish leather belt, too. Of course, accessories also elevate this look, and a tough rubber-strap watch keeps things from getting too stuffy. Taking care of your mug doesn’t stop now that it’s spring, either, so make sure one of the best face cleansers for men is part of your daily routine. All of your bases are covered when it comes to versatile spring style, that much is true. To see how I’m dressing for the season, be sure to head to my Instagram.