The Thursday Buy: This Taylor Stitch Oxford Shirt is a Daily Wardrobe Essential

The Jack in Blue Everyday Oxford - Classic Men's Clothing…

One of the best Oxford shirts for guys, yourself included, any time of the year.

Right off the bat, you’ve got to hand it to Taylor Stitch — this lauded brand, a longtime favorite of the blog, continues to one-up itself. In addition to the excellent Taylor Stitch Workshop, where stylish guys (such as yourself) get the chance to pre-fund rugged outerwear, next-level shirting, durable leather boots and the best chinos on the market, the brand is also now making it even easier to shop them right away. That’s because the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection rounds up everything you could need from the brand — including the best Oxford shirt — in one handy, easy-to-shop offering. If you were unsure of shopping  Taylor Stitch, the Essentials Collection might be as great place to start as any, given that you can get selvedge denim, classic tees & of course, the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt seen here. It’s an iconic piece you need in your wardrobe — keep scrolling to find out why.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt

The Jack in White Everyday Oxford - Classic Men's Clothing…

Through the Essentials Collection by Taylor Stitch, you can also get this shirt in crisp white.

It’s got all the hallmarks of a classic men’s shirt, from an agreeable tailored fit (Taylor Stitch shirts come in chest sizing), plus the right build and design. That means the collar on this classic Oxford shirt has a pleasant roll and shape, and it looks great tucked in or worn on its own with selvedge denim or Taylor Stitch chinos (naturally). You can also roll those sleeves up, or pair up the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt with a navy cotton blazer when the occasion calls for you to go slightly dressier (say, for a Zoom call).

A stylish Oxford shirt is kind of like the amped-up equivalent of your go-to T-shirt — when you want to look great without going over-the-top, you can readily turn toward the Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt (yes, even with chino shorts and classic canvas sneakers, as I’ve been wearing mine). Heck, pair it up with nearly any other piece in the Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, and you’ve got yourself a go-anywhere outfit for these socially distanced times. Try it out & let me know what you think.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Jack Oxford Shirt

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

Slim Fit Workers Chino – 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

The Thursday Buy: Shop The Filson Summer Sale for the Best Summer Gear

Filson Summer Sale

A special shoutout on the last day of a standout summer sale.

My friends, welcome back to the blog. It’s been a busy, busy Thursday around these parts, and for good reason. This is our second edition of The Thursday Buy today — and it’s a bit different. Believe it or not, today’s a great day to check out one of the best sales for men out there, all the way over at Pacific Northwest heritage retailers Filson.

The Filson Summer Sale rolls on in fine fashion, but it won’t be around forever.  Right now, it’s perhaps the best way to get the best gear for summer, and it’s as easy as that. If you think of Filson as more of a cold-weather brand, I don’t blame you, but rest assured, they deliver on warm-weather men’s style picks, too. Rest assured, other Thursday Buy posts will stick to the usual format!

Because time is of the essence, here are a handful of favorites I’m digging below, discount included. Alternatively, you can peruse the Filson Summer Sale all on your own at this link. Happy shopping!

Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — 60% Off 

A rugged shirt for summer adventures.

The Alaskan Guide Shirt is the stuff of legend, and here, it gets a lightweight update.

Filson Outfitter T-Shirt — 55% Off

Wear this tough T-shirt all summer long.

When you want a men’s T-shirt that’s more than just a tee, you want a sturdy Filson T-shirt.

Filson Quilted Pack Vest — 50% Off 

A durable and tough-as-nails vest to have handy come fall.

Although it’s too hot out there for this waxed work vest now, it’ll come in mighty handy come fall.

Filson Scout Shirt — 65% Off 

A lightweight Filson shirt fit for off-duty hangs or rugged adventures.

Another classic Filson shirt, and the perfect lightweight shirt for summer camping and beyond. It’s available in a ton of stylish, versatile colors, too.

Filson Dry Cloth Shelter Pants — 51% Off

Tough, hard-wearing Filson pants to wear in the field or doing work at home.

When you need durable work pants to get the job done, or the toughest pants to wear on a hike, you want these Filson pants — there are limited sizes left, so act fast.

Is the Filson Summer Sale everything you thought it would be? I sure hope so. I know you’ve got shopping to do, so I’ll sign off here. Be sure to join me tomorrow for my Friday Read, and we’ll be back with our regular Sunday Sale post (covering a lauded menswear brand’s great deals!) on … yep, Sunday. Cheers to Thursday, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: Freemans Sporting Club Makes the Best Chore Jacket for Cool Summer Nights

The rugged, classic chore jacket to buy for summer — and wear into fall.

Editor’s note: Consider The Thursday Buy a quick jumpstart to your day.  One product, for a great deal, to get ready for the weekend.

Folks, it’s time for our second edition of The Thursday Buy. Consider it one menswear essential to get in your shopping cart this instant. As we roll through July, you probably think your men’s style essentials are covered, right? Mostly? Not quite. Cool summer mornings and nights call for the best summer outerwear, and sometimes, a light windbreaker won’t do. Particularly if you’re near the water or out on the trail, a tough chore coat is the move. Thus, you should be prepared to snap up one of the best chore jackets for all those times and more, courtesy of New York City’s Freemans Sporting Club. A durable chore jacket works over your favorite T-shirt or rugged chambray shirt & it pairs quite nicely with expertly faded denim or slim chinos — or some of the best men’s shorts. This Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket is made in New York from tough duck canvas and organic cotton, too. That construction means it works with high-top sneakers, with suede chukka boots, with rugged leather hiking boots … it’s as essential as it gets, no matter what you dream up. And that’s why it’s today’s Thursday Buy, my friends.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket

The Thursday Buy: Get the Best New T-shirt for Summer from Relwen

Editor’s note: Consider The Thursday Buy a quick jumpstart to your day.  One product, for a great deal, to get ready for the weekend.

We’ll tell you all about why you need this new pocket tee ASAP.

Folks, if this Thursday post caught you off-guard, well, fear not. We’re here today for a new Style Guide mini-series, as it were. If you read the blog on the regular — and if you don’t, consider this a crash course! — other ongoing series include #OOTD posts, the See Now, Buy Now series and of course, The List. Naturally, The List rounds up the best men’s gear, #OOTD posts cover how to wear men’s style essentials, and the See Now Buy Now series spotlights one great pick for the week. The Thursday Buy will be in a similar manner, but … not quite. It’ll be shorter, for starters — aside from this intro, that is. Here’s your first Thursday Buy, my friends. 

Take your pick from among the best T-shirts for guys right now.

Let’s get one thing sorted out ASAP: There’s still plenty of time to buy one of the best men’s T-shirts, then wear it the rest of summer. And the best T-shirt for men to buy right now might just be the Relwen Finespun Pocket Tee, making it a fitting pick for our first Thursday Buy. It’s priced to sell ($68 at Huckberry), it looks great with darn near anything — from expertly faded blue jeans and high-top sneakers to slim chinos and suede chukka boots — and it comes in perfectly neutral colors. The finespun jersey fabric is also ultra-soft and truly one-of-a-kind, making this one of the best men’s tees you can add to your wardrobe now. Plus, the chest pocket means you can rock this stylish tee all on its own without it looking like an undershirt. Consider picking up the Relwen Finespun Pocket Tee to power many a Thursday night or weekend beer — or a Sunday morning mug of cold brew. It’s so cool and essential, you’ll have to make excuses not to wear it.

SHOP: The Relwen Finespun Pocket Tee