The Thursday Buy: Faherty Brand’s Short-Sleeve Henley is the Best Summer T-Shirt to Shop Now

Best short-sleeve henleys for men

If you’ve been hunting for a summer shirt for men that strikes a happy balance between rugged, casual and versatile, then I’m here to tell you that the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley is your new seasonal style move. If you’ve read the blog, you know Faherty Brand makes rugged winter shirts as well as spring bomber jackets, but the NYC-based, coastally inspired brand also does a bang-up job of making the best summer menswear, too. They’ve got plenty of options for style enthusiasts and newfound fans alike, including the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley, which toes the line between overly casual and overly rugged quite nicely.

Think of it this way: As we all ease back into the world, you’re going to need casual menswear staples that are cooler than a T-shirt but not as buttoned-up as a dress shirt. One of the best men’s henleys is here to fill that gap quite handily. Now, Faherty Brand has something of a specialty in this area — witness the fact that it makes both stretch Oxford shirts (to wear with your favorite blazer) as well as rugged flannel shirts (to layer atop a Faherty Brand henley when the weather takes a turn). And although it’s more casual than both of those categories, the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley isn’t to be trifled with. It’s as solidly built as it gets, and the fact that it¬†retails for $78¬†is a nice bonus, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley

Best short-sleeve henley for men

Like all of the best short-sleeve henleys for men, it meets some crucial criteria. What exactly are those criteria? I’m glad you asked, my friends. The Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley is made from a blend of cotton and polyester, both ideal for comfort and breathability on hot summer days. It also features a more relaxed, rather than skintight, fit. This is also ideal for breezy summer style. Faherty built this shirt from the ground up with all the proper considerations in mind.

This is very good news for all of us eager summer style shoppers. Of course, a great summer shirt isn’t much without great looks, right? Helpfully, the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley comes in six colors, ranging from Faded Denim to a crisp White. Each option provides more than enough wearability for the modern man about town (that’s you!). And the Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley really is a henley you can wear all around town, be it with chino shorts and white leather sneakers or a rugged denim jacket and olive chinos. When the time comes to head to the beach, your new favorite henley is an ideal layer to team with your favorite swim trunks, cold beer in hand. It’s clear that hopefully, you need this classic men’s henley in your wardrobe. Choose wisely, folks.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Henley

#OOTD: How to Wear a Camp Collar Shirt This Summer

Want a new way to dress for summer? One that’s unexpected and yet pretty cool and unique? It all starts with finding one of the best camp collar shirts out there. Camp collar shirts first began appearing on runways once more a handful of years ago, and they’re now made by brands big and small, including the all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason. Think of it not so much as a trend more as a new American style staple, the kind that you can just as readily wear to the office now as you can to a summer BBQ. It might take some getting used to wearing a camp collar shirt as opposed to a polo or even a breezy Oxford shirt, but it’s a cool and somewhat bold style move worth making. It’ll turn heads in a good way, and it’s every bit as comfortable and lightweight as your favorite T-shirt, seriously. That’s especially true of the Buck Mason Camp Shirt we’ll be talking about today, which is about as classic a take on the style as it gets.

A cool camp collar shirt signals the feeling that summer is here, that the sun is shining and that cold beer and great times await. And if you want to go a bit more bold and wear your Buck Mason Camp Shirt underneath a blazer on a short, casual Friday at the office, then you can do that, too — it’s summer after all, and we’re all getting used to really dressing again in our own ways. If you want to wear it more casually, a la the #OOTD below, then I’d suggest you do that, too. The point is, the best camp collar shirt can do even more than you might think at first glance. That’s great news for your summer style.

Best way to wear a camp collar shirt

  • The Camp Collar Shirt: Buck Mason Breeze Linen Camp Shirt, $95¬†— Now, this shirt has been talked about before on the blog, but it’s worth revisiting. It’s a breezy and effortlessly cool summer style move.
  • The Pants: Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants, $148¬†— Keep the casual summer style vibes flowing with these comfortable stretch pants, which wear like chinos (perfect for the office) but feel like sweats (ideal for weekend hangs).
  • The Loafers: Astorflex Patnoflex Travel Loafers, $175¬†— We’re back once again to talk about a pair of the most stylish men’s loafers. These are made to travel easily and can work at the office, happy hour and anywhere in between.
  • The Belt: Billykirk No. 117 Mechanic’s Belt, $105¬†— Wearing a stylish leather belt might feel odd these days, but it’s an essential that you need in an #OOTD like this. Billykirk makes one of the best men’s belts, too.
  • The Watch: Shinola Runwell Automatic Watch, $1,095¬†— Splurge and treat yourself to one of the best leather dress watches for men. It’s just the right way to go as we re-enter the world.
  • The Sunglasses: Maui Jim Castles Sunglasses, $300¬†— If you haven’t thought about your accessories in a good while, why not go all out and pick up a pair of the best sunglasses for men to really drive home the cool, stylish nature of this #OOTD? I’m all about it, folks.
  • The Grooming Essential: MANTL Age Defense Moisturizer, $21.98 — Refresh your mug to head back out into the world with this hydrating daily moisturizer, my friends.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote, $265¬†— There’s a reason this versatile and rugged Mission Workshop tote keeps popping up on the blog, and that’s because it’s got the carrying capacity for whatever your day requires, from sun up to sun down.

Well, my friends. Are you ready for the rest of summer, and a stylish one, to boot? It’s all about shaking things up ever so slightly, be it packing up a Mission Workshop tote — instead of a backpack — or opting to wear your new Buck Mason Camp Shirt instead of a classic polo. The rest of these picks toe the line between the comfort we’re used to now (witness the comfortable stretch pants from Faherty Brand) and the cool style you need this summer (as in, some of the most stylish men’s loafers on the market). Add in other considerations, like a pair of the best sunglasses for men and a much-needed, stylish leather belt, and your accessories are top-notch, too. Finish it off with an essential men’s moisturizer, and I’d say you’ve just put together one of the coolest looks possible for whatever heads your way this season. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and stay stylish out there!

The List: Shop the Best New Gear for Summer At Huckberry This Week

Best summer gear to buy from Huckberry

Ahh, yes. The summer season is well and truly upon us, and with it comes the chance to stock up on your new favorite menswear from Huckberry. The lauded San Francisco retailer, long a top brand on this blog (and plenty of other places) has all the gear you need for hot summer days and nights aplenty. I’ve talked plenty in recent weeks about my favorite gear picks from Huckberry, but it’s always wise to revisit what the brand is stocking in its very, very well-curated digital shelves. With that in mind, get that credit card at the ready, as I always say, and start shopping for the best summer style essentials out there.

This Week’s Top Huckberry Gear Picks

Wills Mercerized Cotton Tee — $42

Best summer T-shirts for men

Huckberry is, perhaps not surprisingly, a great place to go to stock up on the best men’s T-shirts. This all-important style essential is a surefire seasonal staple, and Wills does it right with this premium cotton tee.

Wellen Easy Chino Shorts — $68

Best casual shorts for men

Folks, it’s an exceptionally hot one out there most days this summer, so a pair of the best casual shorts for men should be very high on your summer shopping list. These sustainable shorts are an easy and breezy style move.

OluKai Mio Li Sneakers — $130

Olukai sneakers for men

Cap off that pair of the best casual shorts for men and one of the best men’s T-shirts with a pair of stylish everyday sneakers. These are both sporty and yet wearable with chinos or light wash denim, which is just too good to be true. Or is it?

Marine Layer Stretch Twill Windbreaker — $155

Best lightweight jackets for men

Now, not every single day is going to call for a stylish lightweight jacket like this one. But when the time comes and summer winds pick up, you’ll be glad you picked up with eye-catching windbreaker… right? Yes, yes sir.

Flint and Tinder Summer Jeans — $148

Best light wash jeans for men

Just as not every day is going to be well-suited to layering up with a jacket, well, you might not find yourself wanting to wear slim light wash jeans every day. But when that time does roll around, these are the Flint and Tinder jeans to throw on.

Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch — $595

Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch

Perhaps you want a new leather dress watch to wear back to the office or to that summer wedding. As ever, the much-loved Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch is perfect for each and every dressy occasion.

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo — $98

Best polos for men

If you keep up with the blog, perhaps you’re familiar with the seriously breezy and lightweight style you get with the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo. If not, consider this a fine introduction to one of the best polos for men.

Garrett Leight Brooks X 10th Anniversary Sunglasses — $395

Best men's sunglasses for summer

The best sunglasses for men are worth investing a little bit more cash in, don’t you agree? These Garrett Leight sunglasses in particular should pair up quite nicely with every single other pick on this list, guaranteed.

Jones Sports Co. FC Weekender Duffle — $175

Best men's duffle bags

Jones Sports Co. has a 50-year heritage of making some of the best weekender bags out there, especially this handsome and yet rugged duffle bag for guys who want a compact carry for an active lifestyle. Start planning that next trip ASAP.

Fair Harbor Anchor Swim Shorts — $68

Last but certainly not least, let’s take a look at some of the best men’s swim trunks for this season (and beyond). They’re sustainable, stylish and well-priced — what’s not to love, right?

If you ask me, I think gearing up for summer just got a whole lot easier and more stylish with Huckberry, did it not? The brand really does have you covered from A-to-Z, whether you want some of the best men’s swim trunks, a splurge-worthy pair of the best sunglasses for men or a tried-and-true standby like the Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch. If you’ve got any favorites from this list, you can let me know in the comments or give me a follow on Twitter. Cheers and happy shopping, folks!

The List: Start Summer with the Best New Gear for Men From Huckberry This Week

Huckberry Memorial Day Sale

It’s a pretty fitting day to be talking about the best gear for men this summer, especially when you can get all of the best summer style essentials you need from Huckberry right now. Kick back, grab a cold one and allow me to share the best Huckberry shopping picks today. Still with me? Great. At this very moment, the Huckberry Memorial Day Sale is going on, but it’s moving quickly and said sale is offering up some stellar discounts on plenty of the season’s top gear. With that being said, you’ve still got plenty of time this week and this summer to shop my favorite style picks from Huckberry, so don’t worry: I’ve got you covered, even if you don’t buy today (but… you should!). Let’s dive into another edition of The List, then enjoy the rest of the holiday. Cheers!

The 15 Best Summer Gear Picks from Huckberry

Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $149.98 (Regularly $188)

Flint and Tinder review

The rugged and always-wearable Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket gets a summer refresh here via lightweight waxed canvas, and you can scoop it up at an unstoppable price today. Not bad, right?

Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote — $165.98 (Regularly $265)

Best men's bag for summer

I’ve talked quite a bit about this rugged tote bag (in posts like this #OOTD!), and now that it’s marked down to well under $200, I’m going to go right ahead and call out that you need to snag your new go-to summer bag ASAP.

Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos — $89.98 (Regularly $128)

Get an excellent discount on some of the best lightweight chinos for men, the kind you can wear with your Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket when the sun goes down. Just add your favorite T-shirt and call it good. Speaking of…

Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee — 3 For $95

Best T-shirt for men to wear now

Get a nice bundle deal on three of the best T-shirts for men. These USA-made T-shirts come in cool, washed-out colors, perfect for lightweight seasonal layering. Don’t miss out, folks.

La Paz Beach Shorts — $95.98 (Regularly $128)

What do you need to wear alongside one of the best T-shirts for men? That’s easy: A pair of lightweight men’s shorts that work at the beach or at your favorite patio bar.

Astorflex Patnoflex Travel Loafers — $157.98 (Regularly $175)

Best summer loafers for men

If you’ve been searching for a pair of the best loafers for summer, I’d say you’ve just met your match. These Astorflex loafers are affordably priced the rest of the time, but hey, a few bucks saved never hurt anybody, right?

OAS Terry Towel Polo — $63.98 (Regularly $99)

Just in time to head to the pool or the beach, get this classic Terry towel polo and wear it weekend after weekend. It’s the epitome of laidback cool.

Upstate Recycled Fiber Throw — $122.98 (Regularly $175)¬†

Best throw blanket for guys

For all those days when you head to the beach or the pool, or to your local park, bring along this sustainable fiber throw.

Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses — $22.98 (Regularly $35)

Best men's sunglasses for summer

The most affordable men’s sunglasses on the market get an even further discount. At this price, you should buy at least two pairs (one for the house, one to keep at the cabin… and so on!).

Taylor Stitch California Shirt — $99.98 (Regularly $125)¬†

Taylor Stitch menswear review

Any time you can snag a Taylor Stitch shirt for under $100, you should hop right on that deal. This one could become your new favorite summer shirt.

OBRA 240 Canvas Slip-On Wrap-Toe Sneakers — $77.98 (Regularly $120)

Best men's slip-on sneakers

Talk about a standout deal on some of the best men’s sneakers. It’s not every day that the best slip-on sneakers for men go on sale, is it? OBRA makes its pairs sustainably and with pride in mind.

Marathon MSAR Automatic Watch — $734.98 (Regularly $1,050)

Best men's dive watch for summer

This rugged adventure watch gets one heck of a markdown here in the Huckberry Sale section, and that’s about as cool as it gets.

VEJA V-10 Sneakers — $104.98 (Regularly $140)

Best men's sneakers for summer

Another pair of stylish men’s sneakers for summer, you say? Sounds great to me — these VEJA sneakers really are an terrific discount. Wear ’em all season.

Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Hoodie — $73.98 (Regularly $98)

Best men's hooded sweatshirt for summer

Take this laidback slub cotton hoodie, add your favorite T-shirt, light wash jeans and perhaps your VEJA sneakers, then call it a day this summer. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Work Shirt — $138

Best work shirts for men

 Last but not least, and just for fun: Every guy needs a reliable, durable work shirt for all occasions, including summer beer imbibing, and it helps that this Flint and Tinder work shirt checks all the right boxes (note the cool indigo color, too).

Satchel and Page

Are you all geared up for summer now? I know I have more than my fair share of style wish list additions thanks to the Huckberry Memorial Day Sale — from lightweight men’s shorts to the classic Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket. Be sure to let me know your favorites in the comments below. Cheers and enjoy the day (and the season) ahead!

The List: Buy the Best Summer Style Essentials Right Now From Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch review

Taylor Stitch has all of the best men’s style essentials for summer, and that’s just a fact.

As summer draws ever closer, day by day, I know just the brand you need to shop for your new favorite summer menswear. Of course, it’s not all that hard to figure out if you read the blog on the regular. That would be Taylor Stitch, makers of everything you could ever ask for in the men’s style department. You’ve hopefully already stocked up on, say, the best men’s travel gear, but let’s consider your summer style essentials at the moment. I’m talking breezy shirts, refined accessories, the best summer jackets and much more. Once again, my friends, your new favorite summer menswear awaits right here, right now.

The Best Taylor Stitch Menswear to Shop Right Now

Taylor Stitch Wyatt Jacket in Cognac Suede — $998

Taylor Stitch leather jacket

That’s right: This lightweight suede jacket is perhaps the coolest leather jacket you can buy right now, with all the grab-and-go style & versatility you need on seasonal road trips and breezy nights at home.

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Sky Plaid — $98 (Normally $125)

Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt

Now, the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt shown here is part of the Taylor Stitch Workshop, which means you get a standout deal if you pre-fund the shirt right now. What’s not to love about this stylish, lightweight summer shirt, ehh?

Taylor Stitch Morse Shorts in Navy Slub Linen — $88

Taylor Stitch men's shorts

Every guy needs a pair of the best men’s shorts for summer, especially a pair in a lightweight slub linen fabric and a fresh colorway. Stock up right now.

Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Western Shirt in Natural — $98

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt

Take some of the best men’s shorts for summer, then team them with a rugged short-sleeve Western shirt for cool, polished, put-together daily style.

Taylor Stitch Boat Tote in Cone Mills Reserve Selvage — $98

The Boat Tote in Cone Mills Reserve Selvage | Taylor Stitch…

For all your summer excursions outdoors, get this rugged denim tote bag made from reserve Cone Mills Selvage denim. There’s nothing else like it out there.

Taylor Stitch Organic Cotton Tee in Coal and Rust Stripe — $40

Taylor Stitch is doing its part with some of the most sustainable menswear around, including this subtly stylish organic cotton tee. Shop accordingly.

Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans in Everyday Denim — $98¬†

Taylor Stitch jeans

Who said summer meant you had to stow away your favorite pair of denim? The Taylor Stitch Everyday Denim line is meant to be versatile and stylish, and as the name implies, you can wear ’em every single day.

Taylor Stitch Ranch Low in Weatherproof Navy Suede — $298

Taylor Stitch men's footwear

If you, like me, can’t get enough of your rugged Taylor Stitch boots, then the equally rugged and yet warm weather-friendly Taylor Stitch Ranch Low are some of the best men’s shoes for summer right now.

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in Olive Herringbone — $128

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants

You can count on Taylor Stitch to deliver some of the most rugged pants for men, like the classic Taylor Stitch Camp Pants. Wear them for cabin trips and brewery visits alike.

Taylor Stitch Merino Socks — $22.50

Best merino socks for men

Last but not least, all of these Taylor Stitch menswear essentials need to be accessorized properly, so get yourself some of the best merino socks for men.

That’s going to conclude my guide to the best menswear to buy right now at Taylor Stitch, purveyors of just about any stellar gear you can possibly dream up. Did you have any favorites? How about something to get you started, like the best merino socks for men? Perhaps you want to hit up the Taylor Stitch Workshop to check out your new summer shirt? Or maybe, like me, you’re dreaming of adding the Taylor Stitch Wyatt Jacket to your collection. Whatever the case might be, be sure to let me know your favorites in the comments below.

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear a Short-Sleeve Shirt for Summer

As the thermostat starts to climb, you’re probably looking for a little bit of relief from the heat, and you probably want to leave your stylish hoodie behind (trust me, I know the feeling). I’ve got just the right way for you to do that in today’s #OOTD, which is going to school you — or at least, jog your memory — in the fine art of how to wear a short-sleeve shirt for summer. I guarantee that you didn’t forget, despite the numbingly cold winter. It’ll be fun, stylish and functional, as always.

The key here really comes from Filson’s rugged short-sleeve shirt, the kind you can wear any day of the week (yes, even on that Zoom call, or even when you head back to a casual, slightly less crowded day at the office — and then to a rooftop gathering with friends thereafter). And when you really want to get out in the field — trying a new BBQ joint, taking on a day hike, grabbing another ice-cold beer, and so on — the remarkable Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt is going to prove impactful and highly ready for business (or leisurely pursuits, more likely). It gets even better when you consider the blend of classic and cool on display here, which includes some throwback layering atop one of the best white T-shirts for men. Go forth, keep it casual, keep it cool and keep it stylish this spring and summer.

How to wear a short-sleeve shirt

  • The Short-Sleeve Shirt: Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt, $68¬†— You better believe that Filson’s rugged short-sleeve shirt is one of the best out there. It’s made from a midweight cotton with military-grade buttons. Go on and wear the heck out of this one.
  • The Casual Tee: Buck Mason Slub Classic Pocket Tee, $40¬†— This isn’t your average summer look. Leave the Filson Field Short-Sleeve Shirt unbuttoned atop one of the very best T-shirts for men.
  • The Pants: Marine Layer Saturday Pants, $125¬†— Want the appeal of classic chinos with the comfort of sweatpants? These stylish drawstring pants are the right way to go, and no one will be all the wiser, whether at the outdoor cocktail bar or a laidback office.
  • The Chukka Boots: Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, $175¬†— Leave the sandals at home in favor of classic suede chukka boots that pair well with anything, anywhere (yes, even¬†stylish drawstring pants).
  • The Watch: Marathon MSAR Watch, $850¬†— Look, there are times when a guy just needs one of the most versatile watches out there, and this stainless steel watch is reliable day in and day out.
  • The Sunglasses: Persol PO3193S via GlassesUSA.com, $185.60¬†— Get some of the best men’s sunglasses on the market for¬†20 percent off with the code PREMIUM20. Of course, Persol makes legendary eyewear, and this #OOTD is all the better for it.
  • The Craft Beer Pick: GrowlerWerks uKeg Go, $99¬†— Be it filling up yoru favorite craft beer or bringing along some libations to that long-awaited first summer gathering, this durable portable growler is an excellent move (take it from a big craft beer fan).
  • The Everyday Carry: Mystery Ranch 3-Way Briefcase, $150¬†— Long spring and summer weekend days call for gear that can handle plenty, like one of the best everyday carry bags from Mystery Ranch. Whatever you have in mind (even if it’s playing hooky from your home office), this bag can take you there.

With plentiful picks from the likes of the new arrivals section at Huckberry and well beyond, I declare this spring-ready #OOTD a surefire winner. It nearly goes without saying — but I’ll mention it anyways — that Filson’s rugged short-sleeve shirt makes all the difference here, with pockets for your everyday carry and classic style in spades. Go ahead and throw it on over one of the best T-shirts for men in a crisp white colorway, all the better to channel some retro style. You can definitely get away with wearing classic suede chukka boots anywhere you please, but particularly if you’ve got to polish up your short-sleeve shirt on a casual Friday.

The whole look gets a bit of polish, plus some easygoing style, with a pair of stylish drawstring pants to wear day in and day out. Throw on a trusty stainless steel watch for a masterclass in versatile style, whether your plans involve the BBQ or a brewery. Haul along a¬†durable portable growler for weekend fun in the sun, too. Of course, that’s where a pair of the best sunglasses for men, from Persol, come into play (remember the code¬†PREMIUM20 for 20 percent off). And whatever’s on your to-do list, the demands of the day are easily met with style and functionality in mind thanks to one of the best everyday carry bags out there. Happy shopping, cheers to spring and summer, and we’ll see you out there.

 

See Now, Buy Now: This Packable Jacket from Faherty Brand Is Perfect for Late Summer

Your new favorite jacket for the end of summer (and into early fall) — guaranteed.

It’s official — we’re slowly but surely getting through the dog days of summer and ever closer to *gulp* Labor Day weekend. How about that? Even as Labor Day approaches, you still need summer style essentials, and to be sure, you need one of the best men’s jackets on your back, perhaps now more than ever. That’s because breezy late summer weather doesn’t slow down, and thus, I give you the Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket. It’s quite simply got plenty going for it, making it one of the best casual jackets for men on the market at the moment. But as with Faherty Brand, there really is so much more than meets the eye.

You very well might recognize the brand from past posts on this site — they make a stylish summer poncho and some of the best men’s flannel shirts, too — and their commitment to casually cool-yet-rugged styles never wavers. This classic packable jacket is the epitome of what the brand does best, made to fit right into your rugged weekender bag for one final beach getaway — and featuring nylon construction to battle sea beezes and rain, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

The right details make for the best casual jacket for the summer months, folks.

Make no mistake, a stylish casual jacket is a must-have in your rotation of the best summer gear, even if it’s sunny and warm during the day. Back patio beers and bonfires await, and the best summer jacket is just what you need — it’s easy to throw on over your favorite T-shirt or a rugged denim shirt, complemented by breezy rolled chinos or hybrid swim shorts. Heck, this Faherty Brand jacket could even work well into early fall, if layered up properly with one of the best crewneck sweatshirts and your favorite pair of blue jeans. Whaddya say? The bold retro stripe on the front of this jacket is eyecatching and yet subtly stylish — kind of like a cool, old lifeguard jacket. Isn’t that what you want at the beach and on the boardwalk this summer? No matter where you’re headed the rest of August and into fall, Faherty Brand has you covered.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

The List: These Are All the Best Style and Gear Picks to Buy This Week

Try out your new favorite tee ASAP from Huckberry to keep the end of summer rolling.

As I always say, it seems time is flying by these days — mid-August, seriously? Must be time to keep stocking up on all the best new men’s gear like the Proof Rover Pants, ehh? And what a time it is. We’re looking toward early fall, but for fighting the heat right now, you need what’s below today. We’re talking about one of the best men’s T-shirts (as shown above), plus a classic Oxford shirt, the best medium wash jeans and the best men’s shorts — among many others. Add to your wardobe ASAP. (And another note: If you like what you see, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!).

Forty Five Slub Curved Hem Tee — $32

Available in a range of colors, this is the coolest T-shirt for guys (like yourself!) right now.

Have we featured Forty Five T-shirts — some of the best men’s T-shirts around — from Huckberry before on the blog? Yes. Will this be the last time we call out one of the best T-shirts for men? No sir. This time, Huckberry has delivered a stylish slub T-shirt with a neat curved hem, and in a range of colors. Get one now: They sell fast, and they’re sure to become your new favorite T-shirt.
Buck Mason Draped Twill One-Pocket Shirt — $105
Buck Mason - Natural Draped Twill One Pocket Shirt

A breezy, stylish men’s shirt to wear right now — and any time of year.

Let’s keep things casual and cool, shall we? When you want a classic men’s shirt to wear casually, all on its own — or layered atop your new favorite T-shirt — you want this Buck Mason shirt. Start wearing it now, then keep wearing it into fall and winter.
Taylor Stitch Apr√®s Pants in Coal Double Cloth — $118
The Après Pant in Coal Double Cloth | Taylor Stitch…

Easy-going, breezy, cool-as-can-be … that’s what you get with these Taylor Stitch pants.

The best pairing with said Buck Mason shirt? That’s easy. Get these stylish casual pants from Taylor Stitch, featuring tailoring akin to the best chinos in your wardrobe, yet the fit and feel of … the best sweatpants in your wardrobe, with lightweight summer fabric to match.
Todd Snyder Cotton-Linen Surplus Shorts — $98

Casually cool, rugged men’s shorts from Todd Snyder.

We’re going to keep it casual and laidback here with these stylish shorts for summer from Todd Snyder. Available in a range of colors, the lightweight fabric makes these perfect for that summer heat wave — only the best men’s shorts will do in that case.

Huckberry Merino Wool Face Mask (Two-Pack) ‚ÄĒ $28¬†

Can’t go wrong with stylish face masks from Huckberry.

That’s right, the good folks at Huckberry are now making some of the best face masks out there. These have been a very hot seller, so hop on it if you want one of the best face masks for men (and really, anyone!) — they’re made from Huckberry’s excellent merino wool.

Mott and Bow Slim Bleecker Jeans — $96

Are these the best everyday jeans for men? Quite possibly. Try ’em and find out.

These are the best jeans to get in your closet now — a pair of medium wash jeans that work day in and day out, and with darn near anything. Kind of like the Mott and Bow Bleecker Jeans, right? Exactly.
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch — $79
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch - Cool Material

Nothing less than one of the coolest men’s watches to buy right now.

Add this rugged military watch to your list of summer adventure gear, and do so in a hurry. It’s an affordable everyday watch to stand up to the toughest of tasks while looking stylish as heck.
James Knives The County Knife — $150
The County Knife Walnut + Stainless - Cool Material

A cool pocket knife to add to your everyday carry ASAP.

Every guy needs a reliable pocket knife. Better yet, every guy needs a stylish knife like The County Knife from James Knives. Handsomely crafted, expertly made, and the best knife for your next summer adventure, in my humble opinion.
Beckett Simonon Geller Trainers — $149

Functional, stylish sneakers for men — what could be better?

What better way to embrace the rest of summer than with some of the coolest men’s sneakers around? These Beckett Simonon sneakers are as well-made as the brand’s stylish dress shoes, featuring water-repellent suede and some seriously cool color combinations.
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo — $58

Possibly the best polo for men, and at a steal of a price.

When you want to stay cool in the heat (preferably while wearing Beckett Simonon sneakers!), get one of the best polos for men from a brand you trust — that’d be Flint and Tinder, and this lightweight polo is as good as it gets.
Proof Rover Pants — $98

Durable, dependable, stylish men’s pants that won’t miss a beat.

We talk a great deal about the Proof Rover Pants on the blog — they’re some of my new favorite pants, what with their rugged, performance-minded fabric and the styling potential of the best jeans, too. They’re going to be your new everyday pants, easily.
Bespoke Post Amp Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)¬†
Amp | Bespoke Post

An incredibly cool way to listen to your favorite music.

Add some style to your home audio set-up (or your on-the-go audio set-up) with the Bespoke Post Amp Box, one of the coolest-looking Bluetooth speakers your author has seen. It’s just $45 when you sign up for the monthly subscription box program from Bespoke Post.

Pendulux Altimeter Table Clock — $99.95
Altimeter Table Clock - Cool Material

You haven’t seen a clock like this before … have you?

A retro-inspired table clock is, quite simply, perhaps the coolest way to tell time that I’ve found. How you can go wrong with a vintage clock inspired by WWII fighter jets, right?
GREATS Brand Royale Blanco Gum Sneakers — $179¬†
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Classic, everyday sneakers from one of the best sneaker brands around.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you’ll know that I’m a fan of GREATS Brand, purveyors of some of the best affordable men’s sneakers. For the price tag, you’re getting some high-end sneakers made with premium materials in the GREATS Royale, folks.¬†Plus, you can get 25 percent off with the code SUNNYDAYS.¬†
Frank And Oak Stanley Good Cotton Shirt — $59.50¬†

A lightweight cotton shirt to wear with darn near anything.

Looking great in the heat has never been easier when you consider this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Canada’s Frank And Oak. Right now, you can also sign up for the Frank And Oak Style Plan — a cool monthly subscription box from our friends to the North — and get up to 20 percent off with free shipping & returns.

Billykirk No. 398 Bifold Wallet — $115

One of the best leather wallets to store your everyday essentials.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s probably high time you upgraded your leather wallet. Turn towards the best everyday carry gear from New Jersey-based Billykirk. This stylish leather wallet certainly fits the bill (pun intended).
Grayers Acme High Twist Polo — $72

Another day, another stylish polo for summer.

Head over to the Grayers New Arrivals section to check out a stylish cotton polo you can wear now, and then keep wearing into September with your favorite denim jacket. This vintage-inspired polo features a “self collar” (no buttons) for breezy, exceptional summer style.
Marine Layer Long-Sleeve Selvage Buttondown Shirt — $98

An easy-going, tough-yet-versatile men’s shirt to wear the rest of summer and into fall.

Marine Layer has succeeded in making one of the coolest new shirts to buy right now. It helps that this rugged buttondown shirt is made out of tough selvage fabric, making it the kind of stylish men’s shirt you can wear open atop your your new favorite T-shirt right now, and then layered underneath a rugged cardigan come fall and winter.
Cutwater Spirits Rum Mint Mojito — Price Varies
Cutwater Rum Mint Mojito 4-Pack
When you want a refreshing cocktail in a can, you want Cutwater Spirits — the Rum Mint Mojito is as cool, refreshing and flavorful as you could ask for this season. Thanks to the brand for letting me try out some for summer social distancing!
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots — $368
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots

Stylish leather Chelsea boots that totally deliver for fall and winter (and right now).

Consider this another subtle reminder that although it’s August right now, fall is on the way. These stylish Chelsea boots for men from FRYE take the cake in terms of sleek boots you can wear starting now, and then into the cooler climes of the season ahead.
Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — $125

One of the toughest men’s shirts on the market.

Speaking of the best men’s essentials you can wear now, and then on into fall, the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt fits right in. Layer it atop a Filson T-shirt or wear it all on its own through August, then pair it with a Filson waxed jacket when it starts to get chilly.

Alright, my friends. Do you have favorite of the above picks? As I always say, it’s mighty tough to narrow it down when it comes to the best gear for men. For me, I’m all about the rugged versatility of the Marine Layer Selvage Buttondown shown above, perhaps when worn with the the Proof Rover Pants¬† or the best men’s shorts from designer Todd Snyder. Don’t forget, though — you’d do very well indeed to stock up on the essentials, like Huckberry Face Masks and the best everyday carry gear from Billykirk. Don’t sleep on the necessity of picking up the best affordable men’s sneakers, either. As I say, The List has something for everyone. Let me know your take over on Twitter.

The Thursday Buy: These Freenote Cloth Chinos Could Be the Best Pants for Summer

Slim Fit Workers Chino ‚Äď American Trench

The coolest chinos to buy right now, then wear through summer into fall and winter.

Proclaiming something the “best of the best” is a lofty bar to clear — as in, calling the Freenote Cloth Slim Fit Workers Chinos the best pants for summer might seem like a bit much, but they live up to that billing. As sold by the good folks at American Trench, I hope to tell you all about why they work so well in today’s new edition of The Thursday Buy. As a reminder, The Thursday Buy focuses on one must-have menswear pick, like the best men’s chinos. These certainly fit the bill.¬†American Trench is a brand we’ve loved for a long time here on the blog, all owing to the fact that they make some of the best gear for men across the board (especially American Trench socks). It gets better, though: They also stock and sell plenty of stellar partner brands, like Freenote Cloth. In this case, American Trench and Freenote Cloth have come through again with these rugged men’s chinos, which feature a 10oz. Japanese Oxford canvas twill fabric for wearability starting right now (with your favorite T-shirt and high-top sneakers) and into fall and winter with a rugged denim shirt and one of the best men’s sweaters).

They’re built with a vintage wash, that classic workman-like cut (note the slanted front pockets to store your everyday carry), and Red Wing leather branding. Taken in total, yes, they could certainly be some of the best pants for men — for summer and beyond.

SHOP: The Freenote Cloth Slim Fit Workers Chinos from American Trench

#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Summer Adventure

Well, here we are with another #OOTD covering how to dress in style for summer. From knowing how to wear white leather sneakers to how to wear chukka boots in the summer heat, stylish guys like yourself need to know how to deal with many a summer style situation. Let’s go off-trail — or at least, further away from home — for a second. If you love the great outdoors or a casual hike, or even an upstate cabin retreat, it pays off to know how to dress in rugged style, does it not? We’re here today with plenty of summer style essentials via a more unique ensemble to help you gear up for the season accordingly, even if that only entails sitting outside around the fire, and we’ll start with one of the best shirt jackets for men. Remember, style counts in plenty of different situations, even if it might seem not seem like it. That goes for spending time outdoors this summer — the day of athletic shorts and an athletic logo tee should be in your rearview mirror, hence the stylish overshirt you’ll see below from Freemans Sporting Club (among other choices). So, we’ll talk about one of the best shirt jackets out there right now — it’s a lightweight overshirt that goes the distance — plus some of the best men’s pants for summer, a pair uniquely suited to the rigors of the great outdoors and back home, and we’ll be lacing up a pair of the best men’s hiking boots, too. Are you ready to get out there, my friends? If you like this look, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

Stylish, rugged outdoor gear for a summer adventure – -easy as that.

Looking at the #OOTD above, are you feeling more ready for your next outdoor adventure? Whatever the case may be, prepping accordingly and dressing in rugged style can only help further the experience, my friends. That’s why the best men’s gear is so crucial — take the rugged camp shirt from Freemans Sporting Club as shown above. It’s going to be the ideal layer to wear atop your new favorite T-shirt on a long day hike or for a chilly summer evening (or both!). Of course, rugged outdoor boots are going to be a summer style essential, too — make sure you’re lacing up the right pair (*ahem* the Danner Pub Garden Boots are the correct answer). Proper accessories make all the difference when it comes to gearing up for the great outdoors, so throw on one of the best men’s watches and see how far that investment takes you — luckily, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf more than passes muster. Even the little details make the difference, so a pair of the best men’s socks, particularly a pair from Darn Tough, is going to serve your feet very well indeed. You’ll also be stepping out properly thanks to one of the best outdoor bags, the type of daily carry that haul all your everyday essentials (and then some). And for when you and your pals get thirsty? Rest easy knowing you’ve brought along one of the best coolers from OtterBox. But lest we forget: It all starts with your new favorite overshirt and builds from there. As always, get in touch with me on Twitter to let me know your thoughts on this look.