The Thursday Buy: The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers are Sustainable and Stylish

What’s better than a pair of the best men’s sneakers? How about a pair of sneakers that just so happen to be, as the headline says, stylish and sustainable? That’s the case with the SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers, a fresh set of durable, casual men’s sneakers that happen to look great and wear with ease. They’re also eco-conscious, and that makes them a winner on all fronts in my book. You’ve certainly got plenty of options when it comes to the summer sneakers you’re lacing up, so what makes these so special?

It’s best to start from the ground up, especially seeing as we’re working our way through July and you need some new, fresh kicks in a hurry. SeaVees has always been an arbiter of California cool, right up there with Vans as far as timeless, long-lasting sneakers are concerned — you certainly can tell that from one look at the SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers, which are about as low-profile and classic as it gets.

SHOP: The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers

The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers feature an outsole made from recycled rubber, but it’s the fact that the sneakers also feature the brand’s signature herringbone outsole tread pattern that has me most impressed. They’re also available in some pleasingly versatile earth tones, like the “Seaweed” colorway shown above, but that’s far from it.

As you might have guessed, your new favorite sneakers are sustainable in many respects for a reason. SeaVees partnered on some of the best sneakers for men with Sea Change, an organization dedicated to tackling climate change and supporting organizations confronting these problems head-on. These sneakers are stylish and sustainable, and that’s not just lip service. The recycled cotton canvas of the SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers is another eco-friendly touch, as is the fact that these stylish men’s sneakers are lined with textile made from recycled plastic bottles. It gets even better, if you can believe it. The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers retail for just $85 at Huckberry right now. Lace up your new favorite pair of sneakers for summer and feel great about doing it, folks.

SHOP: The SeaVees Legend Seachange Sneakers

The Thursday Buy: Get This Classic Todd Snyder Crewneck for Summer Breezes

Tell me if you’ve run across this situation before, perhaps even this summer: Be it at the beach or on the boardwalk, or at a cabin bonfire, the sun goes down and you find yourself in need of a lightweight sweatshirt. The kind that’s not too overwhelming, nor too flimsy. The kind that’s got some character and perhaps some miles on it. I know the one you’re thinking of. Or at least, the one you’ll soon have in your life: It’s the Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt, and it’s one of the best sweatshirts for men throughout all sorts of summer breezes. Now, Todd Snyder can make pieces that are both rugged and refined, like the best men’s chinos or the coolest denim jacket for men, just as well as he can make laidback, breezy essentials like a perfectly crafted indigo sweatshirt. Think of this crewneck sweatshirt like the sweatshirt you didn’t know you needed until, well, you really, really did. The weather sneaks up on us all, even on a sunny day, and it’s also helpful to have an extra layer handy in your tote bag, your weekender or your backpack. It goes beyond that, though: This is a Todd Snyder crewneck sweatshirt we’re talking about, after all.

And when it comes to even the most seemingly straightforward items, like the humble denim jacket and beyond, Snyder excels at giving them just enough character and class to stand apart from the rest of the pack. Just when you thought you’d seen it all, I’d wager you haven’t seen the quality and care that’s gone into this Todd Snyder crewneck sweatshirt, the kind that’s been perfectly crafted to feel like you’ve had it for years, straight out of the box. The beauty of that is, you will indeed have this Peruvian cotton crewneck for plenty of seasons and summer adventures ahead.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt

The Todd Snyder Indigo Terry Sweatshirt is built with a just-right blend of 98 percent cotton and 2 percent spandex, which gives this thing a crucial bit of stretch and comfort. And at 250 grams, this summer sweatshirt is lightweight enough to throw on over a T-shirt or even a grey Oxford shirt (watch out, some indigo transfer might occur!). The Todd Snyder Indigo Terry Sweatshirt naturally looks great alongside just about anything, especially casual style essentials like laidback chino or drawstring shorts (the Todd Snyder x Champion Collection has you covered there). It’s easygoing and yet pleasingly rugged, able to be worn underneath a waxed trucker jacket if it gets especially breezy. You surely didn’t expect anything less than the best from one of America’s top menswear designers, right? That’s what I thought. The raglan sleeves are also a worthwhile and classic touch.

Any way you choose to wear it, the Todd Snyder Indigo Terry Sweatshirt is going to pack up nicely, wear stylishly on the road and get even better as you rock it over the years (and yes, you’ll have this rugged crewneck sweatshirt for years). That makes it worth the higher price tag ($128 at Todd Snyder), but once the compliments start rolling in over a seemingly simple item, well, that’s when it starts to pay off. The same goes for every time you wear, too. Enjoy the summer with your new favorite sweatshirt in tow, my friends.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Indigo Surf Terry Sweatshirt

The Thursday Buy: Wear This Lightweight Bespoke Post Shirt All Summer Long

Best linen shirts for summer

Alright, folks. You know the drill. It’s a hot one out there. Like, ridiculously hot, and as we head into the Fourth of July and the rest of summer, you need one of the best men’s shirts. To be more specific, you need this breezy and lightweight linen shirt from Bespoke Post. If you’ve read the blog over the years, you know that Bespoke Post makes some of the best men’s style essentials for any time of year at all, but that rings particularly true when you consider the in-house Bespoke Post brand Line Of Trade. We have Line Of Trade to thank for the Zephyr Linen Shirt, one of the best lightweight shirts to wear when it’s simply too hot to wear much of anything else.

Thankfully, the team at Line Of Trade has come up with one heck of a warm-weather solution in the Zephyr Linen Shirt, and it’s here not a moment too soon as we power through hot summer days and nights. With more polish than a T-shirt and just a bit more buttoned-up versatility than a polo (wear this Zephyr Linen Shirt under a blazer to the office), it’s a winner all the way through.

SHOP: The Zephyr Linen Shirt from Bespoke Post 

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It’s helpfully available in six cool, breezy and fun patterns, but it’s the lightweight fabric that makes this a surefire bet for that overheated summer BBQ or patio happy hour hang. Heck, as fun as those outings can be, you still need one of the best shirts for men to clean things up with some polish in mind. Again, that’s where the Line Of Trade Zephyr Linen Shirt enters the fray (and your wardrobe, for that matter).

Made with a cotton-linen blend, the good folks at Bespoke Post have really thrown everything they’ve got at this shirt. It features mother-of-pearl buttons and neat pattern options like a fittingly summer-inspired Indigo Stripe, but it’s that crucial, breezy fabric blend that really gets me. Oh, and it goes without saying (nearly) that the price on the Line Of Trade Zephyr Linen Shirt is something else: It retails for $60 at Bespoke Post. That’s a deal so essential that you’d almost have to be crazy not to stock up on multiple colorways of the Line Of Trade Zephyr Linen Shirt. You can then wear that shirt with linen trousers, with light wash denim or with canvas shorts from Buck Mason, all without missing a beat this season. Lightweight, stylish relief is in sight: Stock up accordingly with your new favorite shirt top of mind.

SHOP: The Zephyr Linen Shirt from Bespoke Post 

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit is the Best Suit for Summer

Best summer suit for men

Before you know it, it’ll be time to hit the road (hopefully, with a stylish leather bag packed up) for your first summer wedding, that all-important celebration that marks a return to normalcy this year. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though: You need one of the best summer suits for the occasion, and that’s where the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket ($150) and Buck Mason Carry-On Pants ($125) come into play. Think of it like one of the best suits for men, the kind you would have worn pre-pandemic, but with some crucial differences that make it a stylish casual suit all the same. It’s also fitting that the all-American style purveyors at Buck Mason make this suit, because they also excel at complementary casual menswear essentials, from the best denim shirt to the best T-shirts for men.

The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit is, after all, designed to ease you back into wearing tailoring once more, built with super-lightweight, soft cotton for a laidback fit and feel. In short, the Buck Mason Carry-On Suit is the best suit for a summer wedding in these more casual times. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling, and just know that I’ve been putting my own Buck Mason summer suit to the test in the heat of Brooklyn as of late (thank you to the brand for sending!).

SHOP: The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit

Buck Mason Carry-On Pants

The specs on the Buck Mason Carry-On Suit plainly put it squarely at the top of the heap as far as casual summer suits are concerned. For starters, both the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket and Buck Mason Carry-On Pants are made from a perfect, summer-weight stretch cotton, much closer to shirting fabric than your typical suit. Both the jacket and pants, in that regard, are also unlined, meaning the suit will move with you and won’t trap excess heat during that outdoor summer wedding reception. The Buck Mason Carry-On Pants are cut with a straight, tapered fit, one that leaves some room up top and tapers slightly below the knee (compare ’em to the fit of the Buck Mason Standard Jeans).

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And the Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket is as casual and cool as can be, made from that same lightweight fabric and featuring patch pockets for a relaxed-yet-tailored blend. It’s made with three buttons, but the jackets rolls to show two (they call this “three-roll-two” in the biz. The point is, it’s one of the best summer blazers in its own right (especially in the khaki-like Sandstone color), whether worn atop a tee or with a crisp Buck Mason Oxford shirt.

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SHOP: The Buck Mason Carry-On Suit

The Thursday Buy: Duke Cannon’s Cold Shower Bundle Is Your Summer Grooming Go-To

For as many summer style essentials as you think you’ve taken care of at the moment, there are plenty of men’s grooming essentials that need to be on your summer shopping list, too. Allow me to reintroduce Duke Cannon, Minnesota-based makers of some of the best men’s grooming products, period. You might recognize the brand from my guide to the Duke Cannon Classic Man Kit, packed with four of the best men’s grooming staples, but let’s take a look at a crucial summer pick-up you won’t be able to live without: The Duke Cannon Cold Shower Bundle has a whole host of the best men’s grooming products for summer, especially as the thermostat climbs (and climbs, and climbs).

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Staying cool and dry while looking and feeling your best is as important as shopping for, say, your new favorite denim shirt for summer — think of it like a new take on “look good, feel good.” And luckily for us all, Duke Cannon is one of the best grooming brands for men when it comes to helping guys through tricky, hot summer days. Yes indeed, the Duke Cannon Cold Shower Bundle is the new summer grooming essential you didn’t know you needed… yet.

SHOP: The Duke Cannon Cold Shower Bundle

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Helpfully, the essential Duke Cannon Cold Shower Bundle is packed with proper picks for guys who tend to run hot (and dealing with NYC summers, as I’ve been these past years, is really no joke). This summer grooming bundle really has it all, including Cold Shower Scrub, with a cooling effect, and the super-effective and well-made Dry Ice Cooling Antiperspirant + DeodorantDuke Cannon has thought of everything single thing in this handy bundle, including the excellent Cold Shower Cooling Field Towels — face and body wipes to cool you down on the go. It gets even better, though — and I really do mean that.

The Duke Cannon Cold Shower Bundle is on sale right now for $39.50, a nice little discount from its regular $46 price tag. So, that’s four summer grooming essentials for under $40. If I were you, I’d seriously consider hopping on this deal ASAP. Consider it but one addition to your grooming rotation — or rather, four very effective additions to your grooming rotation. Your summer just got a whole lot more cooling and refreshing, and I really do mean that.

SHOP: The Duke Cannon Cold Shower Bundle

The Thursday Buy: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo is the Casual Summer Shirt to Buy Now

Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

Picture this: Your weekend dawns, some (safe) outdoor plans are finally on the horizon and, well, you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. A T-shirt might be too casual, a dress shirt is too stuffy, but here’s the catch: One of the best men’s polos truly hits the sweet spot, and that’s why we’re here today. The brand to shop for the best polo for men does it even better than you might expect, too. And if you’ve read the blog as of late, you know this to be true: Alabama-based Billy Reid delivers, and that’s certainly the case with the standout Billy Reid Pensacola Polo. Of course, that’s not all one of the country’s best menswear brands can do.

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Be it the iconic Billy Reid Denim Shirt (it’s been a staple of the brand since the early 2000s) or any number of the best men’s style essentials from Billy Reid — trust me, I have plenty of favorites — this is one designer that delivers season after season. But back to what makes the stellar Billy Reid Pensacola Polo such a crucial seasonal pick-up. For starters, it’s the perfect blend of premium style and affordability; even when not on sale, you can get this stylish polo for under $100. I’d call that a bingo, folks. It gets better, so keep scrolling.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

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The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo is the sort of polo that defies convention. It’s not stuffy or too heavy, thanks to the 100 percent Peruvian cotton blend. That makes it super soft and breathable compared to thicker pique polos. The fabric is also garment-dyed for extra softness and comfort right out of the box. In short, your new favorite polo is going to feel as easygoing as your favorite T-shirt (also from Billy Reid, in an ideal world!).

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Even the details are on-point, including chest pocket stitching that plays off the brand’s signature ribbon stripe. Better still, the cut is fitted but not overly tight, resulting in one of the best polos for men across the board, the kind that looks great on any guy. Take your pick from five richly crafted colors, then mix and match the Billy Reid Pensacola Polo to your heart’s content with light wash denim and canvas sneakers, or else chino shorts and leather loafers. That’s truly the tip of the menswear iceberg, and it’s worth keeping in mind you can find one of the best polos out there for only $88 at Billy Reid (that’s a downright steal in my mind).

SHOP: The Billy Reid Pensacola Polo

The Thursday Buy: Western Rise Is Making the Best Short-Sleeve Shirt on the Market

Look toward the great outdoors and the wild West to find the best men’s short-sleeve shirt for spring and summer today, my friends. It’s coming at you courtesy of Western Rise, based in Colorado and makers of gear that perfectly blends performance and style with ease. The shirt in question today is the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown, easily one of the best shirts for men when the thermostat climbs and yet you’ve still got to look polished. It’s all in keeping with that crucial blend of innovative fabrics and classic silhouettes, as best seen in other Western Rise staples, like the best men’s shirt jacket or the best long-sleeve shirt for outdoor adventures. The list goes on, of course, but the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown is here just in time for a new season of fun in the sun.

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It’s the perfect kind of shirt for the demands of these days, which could encompass anything from weekend errands or day trips to working on your patio on a Friday to dashing out for an outdoor beer when the day is done. Through it all the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown is going to perfectly blend great looks with comfortable, breezy fabric (and that’s an understatement). The key is the AirLight cloth, which starts with texturized SUPPLEX® nylon and incorporates a post-consumer recycled polyester to really drive home the warm-weather nature of the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown . It’s then woven into a lightweight weave that breathes easily and dries quickly. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, it’s finished off with a light water-repellent finish to handle spring mists and, well, light rain.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown

If it wasn’t clear right away that this is one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men, hopefully, you’re coming around now. To top things off, it also features a UPF50 finish, ideal for wearing (along with sunscreen!) on spring and summer hikes and park strolls. I’d also strongly urge you to wear it with some of the best men’s pants for summer, also from Western Rise (see, there’s that blend of technical functionality and style again!).

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I personally love the Light Blue color — a key component of the style points this shirt has going for it — but it’s also available in a crisp Fog and a clean, classic Black colorway. Of course, the Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown has the small details taken care of accordingly, too — that means you’re also getting a hidden buttondown collar and a handy chest pocket. Take it from a guy who’s tested his out frequently even just this month — it’s going to become your new favorite spring and summer shirt. Who can say no to that, ehh?

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Short-Sleeve Buttondown

The Thursday Buy: This Mack Weldon Pima Tee is the Best Men’s T-Shirt for Spring

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Your new go-to spring T-shirt, easily.

We’re back again with another essential Thursday Buy, and in the spirit of spring, let’s talk about one of the best men’s T-shirts for the season. It comes from a brand you know and love, too. Mack Weldon really does make some of the best gear and menswear for guys, and that’s not just hyperbole (head here to read about the brand’s much-loved hooded sweatshirt). There’s a very good chance that when you start to try out the brand’s basics, you won’t want to wear anything else — even if that’s just cashmere crew socks, for example. And if you’ve tried Mack Weldon underwear, you also know this is the case. But we’re really here to talk about one of the best men’s T-shirts for spring, summer and beyond. It’s your lucky day if you’ve been shopping around for the perfect men’s T-shirt, to put it simply.

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The Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt packs in plenty of bang for your buck (it’ll run you $32 at Mack Weldon), and it’s assuredly worth the price. Heck, it’s so well-made, you might want to get more than one. Another positive here: Remember, you can get free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on orders of $50 or more at this linkNot a bad deal as far as your new favorite T-shirt is concerned, ehh? Not bad at all.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt

Mack Weldon Pima Crewneck

One of the best T-shirts for men, available in a wide array of cool colors.

Consider your search for the best new T-shirt for men to be at an end, in short, because the Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt is going to be your new go-to. In addition to the ridiculously soft pima cotton construction, it’s got a durable collar that won’t lose its shape (the brand calls this its Recovery Collar). That’s great news indeed, because you’re going to find yourself wearing this essential T-shirt with everything from your favorite light wash denim for spring to cotton chino shorts and canvas sneakers. It’s an ideal T-shirt to layer under a rugged cotton chambray shirt or a denim jacket, too. And on its own, even with slim olive chinos (in the case of the Sand Heather T-Shirt shown above), it simply looks great (thanks to the tailored fit and the array of versatile color options).

It’s even better that the Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt comes in so many colors — 15, to be exact! — because you’re going to find yourself wanting to stock up ASAP. Remember, it’s also to your benefit to spend more, thanks to free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on orders of $50 or moreThat’s really just the tip of the iceberg, because this T-shirt is going to become a new favorite, and quickly. If you end up checking it out, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Mack Weldon Pima Cotton T-Shirt

The Thursday Buy: These Classic Leather Chukka Boots from Veldskoen Are a Spring Must-Have

Veldskoen men's boots

Some of the coolest chukka boots for men you can step into right now.

You don’t need me to tell you that having the best shoes for spring on your feet is a necessity, right? Long gone are the days of lacing up your winter snow boots or clunky work boots — opt for some of the best chukka boots instead, as you welcome the slow-but-sure return of sunshine, breezy days, outdoor patio beers and more. Are we on the same page today? Good, great, grand. And in today’s Thursday Buy, do I have just the pick for you: The Veldskoen Chukka Boots are well-made, affordably priced, expertly crafted and ideal for spring days and nights. Just as you need a pair of casual retro sneakers for spring and summer days aplenty, the right pair of classic leather chukka boots for men can indeed go a very long way.

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Think of the Veldskoen Chukka Boots as an alternative boot option to Clarks, a nice change of pace if you want something new (yet made with heritage quality in mind). And if you’re not familiar with South Africa’s Veldskoen, now is the perfect time to get acquainted.  Veldskoen makes its boots using old-school methods and ethical materials, to go along with sustainable sourcing and a close means of production with workers who are paid a fair wage. They’re hand-cut and handsewn, and the end result (especially when it comes to the understated, practical and stylish Veldskoen Chukka Boots) is nothing less than your new favorite pair of spring boots.

SHOP: The Veldskoen Chukka Boots

Veldskoen chukka boots review

Durable, classic, cool and sustainable — that’s Veldskoen for you.

You could make the case that every guy needs a pair of the best leather chukka boots, especially a pair that’s more comfortable to wear than your standard leather lace-up boots and somewhat dressier than your go-to canvas sneakers. The Veldskoen Chukka Boots toe that line quite nicely, literally, and the fact that they’re durable and won’t give out on you after a few wears is a major bonus (to say the least!).

The recyclable rubber compound sole gives you both cushioning and all-day comfort, and the memory foam insole is designed to mold to your foot over time (my own pair is certainly doing this after wearing ’em this season). They’re timeless and understated, ready to be worn with your favorite pair of tan chinos and a rugged henley — you can find both at the Shop By The Style Guide — or else with easygoing light wash jeans and a classic pocket T-shirt. With Veldskoen Chukka Boots, the styling potential is endless, and the timeless looks are nearly guaranteed. Happy spring, my friends.

SHOP: The Veldskoen Chukka Boots

The Thursday Buy: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket is the Toughest Spring Jacket on the Market

Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket

An unstoppable spring workwear jacket, no matter where the season takes you.

What if I told you there was a simple way to ensure you always had one of the best men’s jackets for spring at your disposal? A way to keep that jacket close at hand in your rotation constantly? It all starts with buying one of the best men’s jackets for spring, and to do that, you need to heed my advice first: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket is the answer to the above queries, and one of the toughest men’s jackets for spring, at that. You’ll find it in the Filson New Arrivals section, always a harbinger of quality seasonal gear offerings.

It was designed with the open road and with spring adventure in mind (it’s the best jacket to wear while riding a motorcycle, if that’s your thing), but it also functions handily day-to-day. That’s because it’s got all the same remarkable qualities in a Filson work jacket from the brand’s main line, with the  added flair of the fact that it comes from the new Filson Alcan workwear line. Why fix what’s not broken? Well, think of it as Filson taking what was already next-level and making it even better. The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket will run you $450 at Filson, but as with any gear picks from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage retailer, it’s worth the investment.

SHOP: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket

Filson Alcan Workwear

A seemingly simple silhouette blended with tough materials and top-notch construction.

The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket, although subtly designed and not too flashy on the surface, makes up for that with tough-as-nails materials and design. It starts with a waxed cotton exterior build using waxed cotton from British Millerain, the sort of material found in jackets by the likes of Taylor Stitch and more.  The reinforced exterior is further bolstered with a quilted design and Cordura ballistic nylon reinforcements at key stress points (in this case, the shoulders and arms). The rib knit collar and cuffs also provide some added protection from the elements in a classic bomber-style cut. And the drop-tail hem, with a longer back cut, is also ideal for the open road. How does that sound for your new favorite jacket for spring, ehh?

These design touches come together seamlessly to make one of the most rugged men’s jackets you’re apt to find these days, and the PrimaLoft insulation provides warmth on chilly, blustery spring hikes or early morning strolls alike. And if you just want a cool, rugged men’s jacket to wear as you grab an outdoor beer? The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket is your go-to menswear move, folks.

SHOP: The Filson Alcan Quilted Jacket