Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt

A rugged workshirt that you’ll love wearing all fall.

If you’ve swung through the digital pages of The Style Guide recently, you’re probably well-acquainted with the rugged style essentials being sold by Wellen Surf, the new in-house brand at Huckberry. There’s no wrong way to go here when it comes to the brand’s sustainable style picks, and specifically, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt — the perfect workshirt to wear all fall. That’s high praise, but Wellen can back it up. Don’t quite believe me? Step into my office and let’s dig into why this might be the best workshirt for your hard-earned cash — seriously. Like the rest of the Wellen collection, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt really all comes down to the fabric; in this case, this durable workshirt starts with the use of both organic cotton and hemp. Hemp is a sort of nature “wonder fabric,” as it adds to the health of the soil in which it’s grown — and it results in excellent products like this stylish workshirt, to boot.  This tough workshirt also happens to be lined in organic cotton twill Oxford fabric, adding another degree of tough functionality and style — that means you can wear it over something as simple as an indigo T-shirt or even a thermal henley. Talk about having your fall style essentials on lock, ehh?

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The right details make all the difference when it comes to the Wellen Work Shirt.

In addition to the textured fabric and functional lining, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt also provides a degree of handy utility via two front chest pockets to hold small everyday carry essentials. The fit is also a selling point you need to consider when hunting for the best men’s workshirt — this particular take on the style is trim but easy to layer, featuring gathered fabric at the back shoulders to give you full range of movement. Again, this is the right workshirt to layer atop a slim henley and pair up with rugged chore pants for your next day trip or morning outdoor project. And if you’d rather just wear the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt underneath your favorite denim jacket to grab a weekend coffee? You can (and should!) do that, too. The point is, the Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt checks all the right boxes when it comes to transitional fall style, from rugged layering potential to top-notch functionality. You’ll find yourself reaching for it plenty in the weeks and months to come.

SHOP: The Wellen Hemp Chambray Work Shirt 

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Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

The best hooded sweatshirt you’ll ever own? Quite possibly.

For as much as we talk about Flint and Tinder here on the blog, just know that there’s a very, very good reason behind it — and if ever you’ve tried out any of the brand’s excellent men’s style essentials, you know that the rugged, classic in-house brand at Huckberry can back up the hype. In fact, the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover is perhaps the best men’s hooded sweatshirt you’re apt to find right now, and that’s great news — early fall is here, and with it, the promise of crisp weather and breezy autumn nights. If the brand’s 10-year guarantee is anything to go by — which it is — then, you’ll have this one for a long time. And if an American-made hooded sweatshirt sounds too casual for you, rest assured that this stylish fall sweater is as versatile as you make it.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!For instance: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover features American cotton, done up in a tailored cut that’s flattering whether you wear it over a Flint and Tinder slub tee — always a great call — or even atop a classic Oxford shirt (it can be done, trust me).  It’s yet another rugged layer from Flint and Tinder that gets all the details right, in similar fashion to, say, the Flint and Tinder Overshirt. And for my money’s worth, you need both in your closet this season.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

One of many impressive color options in which you can snag the 10-Year Pullover.

Shop Mott & Bow Today!The little details are really what set the Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover apart, however. We’re talking warm, cozy 23oz. fleece from Carolina, plus twill-reinforced taped seams. And the finishing touch? The cut-and-sew process takes place in Los Angeles — this stylish hooded sweatshirt really is as American as it gets. The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover also comes in an array of neutral, versatile colors (including Forest as seen above), perfect for when you want to wear a hooded sweatshirt without a large athletic logo. That understated style means this hooded sweatshirt works atop a classic chambray shirt with slim tan chinos and chukka boots on  the weekend with ease. You can — and should — also layer it under a broken-in denim jacket with high-top sneakers for a chilly early fall bonfire. Again, as if the Flint and Tinder pedigree itself wasn’t enough to make you consider buying this thing, perhaps the tough, American-made construction and surprising style potential are selling points? The ball’s in your court. Happy fall, and thanks for reading!

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

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Style Pick of the Week: Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers

The classic high-top sneakers to buy and wear all fall.

OK, folks — here we go. We’re standing on the cusp of fall (quite literally, seeing as it’s Labor Day weekend), and we’re starting it off in fine form with the best men’s high-top sneakers for the season. Specifically, the Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers, a classic pair of high-tops to wear starting now and on into fall. Why do high-top sneakers work so well for fall? Well, it’s gotta be the fact that they mimic, in some ways, the weather-friendly dependability and aesthetic of your favorite pair of boots — yet, with a decidedly more casual nature. And the great thing is, when it comes to that same tried-and-true pair of the best men’s high-tops that you wore all summer, you can keep them handy to pair with more fall-centric outfits. To wit: The Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers are made with a tough 12.5oz. canvas, a more hard-wearing fabric than lighter canvas sneakers, and it’s handy that they come in a classic navy color for prime retro style. It’s that kind of construction that allows them to stand up ably when paired with rugged field pants and a thermal henley — or dark indigo denim and a classic white T-shirt.

SHOP: The Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers

A fall-ready profile as we head into a new season.

And if you can believe it, we haven’t even talked about how affordable the Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers happen to be — you can snag them for under $55 via Huckberry. For a brand with the iconic pedigree of Pro-Keds, that’s a steal — they’ve been making lauded sneakers for more than six decades. Now, they’ve crucially made a few updates to these stylish high-top sneakers since then; namely, Pro-Keds has enhanced the last and footbed to fall in line with modern times. That gives you all-day comfort, from the office to the bar and beyond. And in fact, you might say the Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers have “all-season” comfort, at that. Team them right now with a classic chambray shirt and tan chinos, then add a rugged shawl cardigan to that outfit when it starts to get properly chilly out. You can also wear the Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers to the office — try them on for size with dark indigo denim, a charcoal Oxford shirt and a navy cotton blazer. As we start out the fall season in earnest, there’s really nowhere that the Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers can’t go — that’s just a fact.

SHOP: The Pro-Keds Royal Hi Sneakers

Style Pick of the Week: Mott & Bow Crosby Denim

A go-to pair of classic dark blue denim for any day of the week.

If you peruse the pages of The Style Guide with any frequency, there are classic men’s style brands (or newly classic men’s style brands!) that come up from time to time. Across the years, Mott & Bow has been one of those brands, a reliable producer of the best denim for men — including the utterly timeless Mott and Bow Crosby Denim as seen above. What makes them so special? That’s why we’re here, folks. (On that note, head to this link to read my Mott and Bow product review). From the brand’s classic denim shirts to its mobile, versatile classic dark blue denim, this quickly growing E-commerce brand (based in NYC) makes it surprisingly easy for guys to find a great-fitting pair of jeans, seeing as they offer fits ranging from Straight to Skinny. The Mott and Bow Crosby Denim are of the slim variety, and that should sit just right for most of us guys. And lest this all start to sound too complex or too pricey — they’re just jeans, after all — know that Mott and Bow offers a free try-on size option. And when you consider the agreeable pricing (the Mott and Bow Crosby Denim start at just $108), you’re getting a pair of the best men’s blue jeans for a downright steal.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Crosby Denim

A fit that’s slim but not too slim, ideal for any season.

And whether or not you’ve tried a pair from them before, you should know that Mott and Bow denim doesn’t pull any punches in terms of style points or quality, either. Case in point: These stylish blue jeans are made from an agreeable 12.2oz. cotton denim & feature 2 percent elastane. In short, that means these are classic blue jeans through and through, neither too heavy (a la selvedge) or too lightweight and stretch (a la cheap jeans from a fast fashion retailer). Yes indeed, these are some of the best men’s jeans on the market — and the use of a pleasing 6-month wash. For the unitiated, that involves using a resin spray, hand scraping & drying across multiple steps — resulting in the classic Mott and Bow look and finish you see today. Because the Mott and Bow Crosby Denim are such a timeless pair of denim, that means you can wear them with everything from a charcoal Oxford shirt and classic suede chukka boots to a crisp white tee and your favorite pair of leather sneakers. And when fall rolls around, throw on a rugged chambray shirt, a classic shawl cardigan and your favorite pair of leather boots to head out for a pint (or heck, a day at the office). There’s really no wrong way to go about wearing the Mott and Bow Crosby Denim, I can guarantee that.

SHOP: The Mott and Bow Crosby Denim

 

 

Style Pick of the Week: New Movements Model NM Sneakers

Meet some of the best new sneakers you can get your … feet … on this season.

It’s official — the above New Movements sneakers are part of a quickly growing crop of new menswear essentials you can get your hands (or feet) on this season, and that’s a fact. The New Movements Model NM Sneakers are some of the best men’s sneakers to buy right now, and it’s all thanks to the unique design & silhouette, sure to shake up your footwear rotation just in time for the end of summer and the start of (early) fall. If you shop the digital pages at Huckberry, it’s no secret that the lauded menswear retailer puts an emphasis on gear that’s both style-forward and sustainable — these New Movements sneakers fit the bill quite nicely in that regard. But something that’s a little less well-known? Portugal is a hotbed for great footwear at the moment, and that’s where the New Movements Model NM Sneakers are made. What makes these so special? Let’s start with the fact that the outsole is made from recycled tires — sustainable through and through. We also mentioned the silhouette — these sneakers are bold enough to make a statement, thanks to the thicker, rippled outsole. Yet, these aren’t fashion-adjacent “ugly sneakers” in the slightest — the New Movements Model NM Sneakers are sleek & versatile, for starters.

SHOP: The New Movements Model NM Sneakers

One of four highly versatile colors in which you can buy these stylish men’s sneakers.

And again, that sleek design and versatile approach is exactly what you should be looking for when searching for the best sneakers for men — particularly as we close out summer and move into early fall. On that note, these stylish sneakers can do it all, from that last summer BBQ (paired with chino shorts and your favorite T-shirt), all the way through to a visit to your favorite brewery (denim jacket & black jeans on lock). The Italian leather upper also gives them an air of business casual readiness; try any colorway of these New Movements sneakers with tan chinos, a white Oxford shirt and a navy blazer. What could be more important than all of those qualities? Why, the sustainability quotient we mentioned earlier. On that note, New Movements excels — the purchase of a pair of New Movements sneakers means that the brand will pledge to remove a kilogram of microplastics from the world’s oceans. Plus, as mentioned above, the use of recycled and all-natural materials can’t be beat. Yes indeed, these New Movements sneakers are going to carry you from summer into fall — with ease and style, at that.

SHOP: The New Movements Model NM Sneakers

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 Selvage

A rugged, timeless denim jacket from my good friends at Taylor Stitch.

Another day, another Style Pick of the Week, and another spotlight shone on our friends at Taylor Stitch, a favorite of The Style Guide for years. They’re an especially relevant favorite today, too — it all comes down to the rugged style of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. And this isn’t just any Long Haul Jacket, mind you — the brand’s much-loved take on the classic trucker jacket gets a serious upgrade by way of rugged, organic cotton in a timeless silhouette. The difference has always been in the details when it comes to everyone’s favorite menswear brand, and this edition of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is no different.

Now, it might seem counterintuitive to be talking about a rugged denim jacket when temperatures are still asburdly hot elsehwere across the country — but it’ll cool off eventually, and when it does, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket will be right there when you need it. It’s part of the excellent, nearly-always-in-stock Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, a murderer’s row of menswear essentials like chambray shirts, crisp Oxford shirts, and yes … the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket 

A rugged denim trucker jacket made the right way by Taylor Stitch.

But what separates this particular jacket from a crowded field of seemingly similar denim jackets? Allow me. Namely, the difference starts again with the construction and fabrication of this jacket, making it a true must-buy. It’s made for the first time ever with 100 percent organic cotton from ISKO Mills, something Taylor Stitch called a “logistical challenge” … but a gamble that appears to have paid off in spades. Heck, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket even features a custom green selvage ID, a unique touch that true denimheads will appreciate.

Throw in the fact that it’s finished off with YKK copper doughnut buttons and rivets for an extremely sturdy wearing experience, and you’ve got a simply beautiful denim jacket to layer from early fall (eventually) and on into winter. Seriously, try out the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket with a grey henley and olive chinos — throw on classic suede chukkas, then grab an Old Fashioned. Still think a denim jacket is only made for casual wearing occasions? Use it as a replacement for your navy blazer when worn with tan chinos and an Oxford shirt. Lest we forget, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket also functions as a handy travel jacket given the front handwarmer and button chest pockets. Again, you’ll be glad you bought this classic denim jacket at the right time (now!) before you really need it this fall.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket 

Style Pick of the Week: Rhodes Dean Boots

Sleek, dependable leather boots to get you in the spirit of fall (slowly but surely, of course).

OK, folks. Bear with me here: Although it’s still August, why are we talking once more on the blog about the Rhodes Dean Boots (as seen here)? There’s still plenty of summer left, to be sure, but there’s never a bad time to grab a pair of the best men’s boots — and besides, the Rhodes Dean Boots are sleek, stylish  & affordable, plus they’re available for a heck of a deal at Huckberry. Again, bear with me here — perhaps, the heat is so bad in your neck of the woods you can’t bear the thought of putting on rugged leather boots. And that’s OK! The earlier you can start prepping for one of the best seasons in menswear (that’d be fall), the better. There’s really no better place to start building out your cadre of fall style essentials than your collection of rugged leather boots — trust me on that.

Every guy needs a great pair of leather boots in his closet for when temperatures take a turn downward, and the great part is, if you can’t stand to wait until September or October to break out the Rhodes Dean Boots, they’re actually lightweight enough to be worn with, say, slim light wash jeans and a short-sleeve henley in August. It all starts with the little details. Crucially, you’re getting the sort of quality and style you expect from Huckberry, seeing as they’re made in Portugal from premium materials like rich, premium calf leather designed to resist odors and provide breathability at the same time.

A sleek toe shape that still manages to convey rugged style.

SHOP:The Rhodes Dean Boots

You’re also getting the ability to mix and match as you go along — for instance, the Rhodes Dean Boots come in both cap toe (as seen above) and plain toe options, all the better for going slightly more rugged or slightly more sleek. And given the fact that the Rhodes Dean Boots are available in rich, early fall-ready colors like Rust (my personal favorite) and Honey, they’re a wise investment to make up front. Of course, they wouldn’t be a pair of the best leather boots without design touches like a Texon insole with an anti-shock foam layer (crucial if you happen to be wearing these to a brewery or a rock concert). And small details like speedhook lacing and raw leather laces offer up the rugged styling you crave when it comes to a pair of the best leather boots. Again, while it might seem early to be thinking about picking up a pair of the Rhodes Dean Boots, it’s truly never too soon to plan ahead.

SHOP:The Rhodes Dean Boots