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

The Thursday Buy: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee is the Best Pocket Tee On the Market

Best men's white T-shirts

The coolest white T-shirt on the market? Possibly.

When it comes to finding the best menswear for spring and summer, I know one place I like to turn towards consistently, and perhaps you’re as well-acquainted with said brand as I am. The brand, ladies and gentlemen, is Ohio-born Buck Mason, makers of the best pocket T-shirt on the market (and plenty more, including rugged chore coats and a whole bevy of items well beyond that). In fact, the Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee is well beyond what you’d expect from a simple T-shirt: It’s one of the best men’s white T-shirts, as well.

Although this classic pocket tee also comes in Black, we’ll focus on the classic white T-shirt version in today’s Thursday Buy. It’s fitting that this tee is well-stocked at Buck Mason as we roll into summer and ever closer to Memorial Day, because your new favorite T-shirt can be a seasonal workhorse for casual outings aplenty. And when it comes down to it, you need one of the best T-shirts in plenty of varieties, because the times in which to wear a tee this summer are practically limitless. It’s one of Buck Mason’s bestsellers for that very reason, too. And of course, it gets better from there.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee

Buck Mason pocket T-shirt

Perhaps the perfect white T-shirt to wear with jeans.

And when it comes to one of the best T-shirts for men, especially from Buck Mason, you can be sure you’re getting high-quality construction and some great bang for your buck. Although this T-shirt retails for $40 at Buck Mason, I’d say it’s every bit worth it (heck, go right ahead and get one in white and one in black). The white T-shirt is, after all, a style staple beloved and worn with aplomb by guys like James Dean and Paul Newman in decades gone by.

Thick In A Box This Buck Mason T-shirt allows you to channel some of that same energy all your own, especially when you wear this T-shirt with your favorite pair of indigo denim or, better still, a pair of the best jeans for men from Buck Mason. You can even layer it underneath a denim shirt, a black moto jacket or a light wash denim jacket on breezy summer days. The slub cotton is textured and lightweight, breezy and breathable, made with a reliable and flattering fit. The classic hem is a departure from Buck Mason’s curved hem tees, but it’s no less cool or stylish. And last but not least, you can wear your new favorite T-shirt with swim trunks or Buck Mason Deck Shorts for spring and summer adventures aplenty — or you can wear it to kick back, cold beer in hand. Either way, you can’t go wrong with your new favorite T-shirt.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Slub Pocket Tee

The Thursday Buy: These Bonobos Pants are the Best Men’s Pants to Wear All Winter

Bonobos Off Duty Pant

A classic-yet-modern update of your favorite chinos, made for plenty of days at home this winter and beyond.

Folks, welcome back to another edition of The Thursday Buy, where, similar to last week’s feature, I’m going to tell you all about the best pants to wear at home this winter. This post isn’t a repeat, although the same standout brand is in fact featured. That would be Bonobos, makers of the Bonobos Off Duty Pants and the perfect company to put it all in perspective when it comes to hanging out at home in style. Don’t believe me? Well, you’re in for a mighty fine treat, seeing as these tailored men’s pants toe the line between sweatpants and chinos with ease and plenty of style.

Because all of us are still spending so much time at home, the right mix of versatility and comfort is key when you want to switch up your rotation of the best pants for men, ya dig? And that’s where the Bonobos Off Duty Pants enter the equation. It’s always a great idea to shake things up from time to time, and with a comfortable elastic waistband and yet styling similar to classic Bonobos chinos (think a tailored, flat front and a zipper fly), you’ve found the perfect pants to get the job done. Seriously, these are the pants to wear to work from home, starting right now.

SHOP: The Bonobos Off Duty Pants

Comfort plus tailored style for the win from Bonobos.

The Bonobos Off Duty Pants check all the right boxes when you want to be comfortable and laidback, yet not sloppy. That’s especially the case as you work from home, hop from Zoom call to Zoom call or enjoy a socially distanced happy hour. Go on, set up the computer so everyone can see your finely tailored yet utterly comfortable pants. These hybrid chinos give you everything you’d expect from a pair of Bonobos men’s pants, including a tapered-but-not-too-tight cut, plus a cotton and elastane fabric blend for maximum wearability.

The fact that they more closely resemble chinos than sweatpants also means you can wear ’em with everything from a classic Bonobos henley to a tailored Oxford shirt and your favorite cardigan without needing to go too wild with new wardrobe additions. Color options ranging from Sapling (think classic khaki) to the dark olive Gnarled Pine shade (my personal favorite) provide so much versatility, I’d wager you’re going to want to buy multiple pairs, perhaps one for every work day. Yes, it’s true: The Bonobos Off Duty Pants are easily some of the best pants for men to buy now.

SHOP: The Bonobos Off-Duty Pants

The Thursday Buy: Layer Up The Right Way for Winter with This Classic Todd Snyder Jacket

Todd Snyder Menswear

A terrific way to shake up your winter outerwear rotation, no questions asked.

As we roll through a new year, perhaps you’re realizing that your rotation of the best men’s winter jackets could use a little kick. Something that’s unique, eye-catching, classic and versatile, but with a nice shot of personal style. My friends, that’s where the Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket comes into play, and it’s here in time to shake up those winter blues. Rest assured, this isn’t anything like that old varsity jacket you have from your letterman days, however. This is a modern take on the classic Harrington jacket, done up in a way that only one of the country’s best menswear designers can do. Yes indeed, the Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket checks all the right boxes when it comes to a winter-ready pattern, excellent fabric and the sort of hybrid looks that work in situations both casual and dressy. How’s that for your new favorite jacket, ehh?

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket 

Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket

This jacket is also available in a seriously cool Olive Harris Tweed.

It’s seriously as cool as it gets (style-wise), given that the fabric is classic Harris Tweed, known around these parts as “the good stuff,” if you will. And the pattern is striking and classic, ready to be paired with slim grey wool trousers and your favorite Chelsea boots just as easily as you can wear it with a Todd Snyder henley and some Todd Snyder selvedge denim. Of course, this classic bomber jacket isn’t cheap, and it’ll run you nearly $650 at Todd Snyder. But the upshot of all of this is that you’ll feel like a million bucks every time you wear it, and you can even team it with casual style staples like a Todd Snyder + Champion crewneck sweatshirt. How’s that for versatility in action? Yes indeed, your new favorite jacket is here in time to shake up winter. Act accordingly, folks.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Harris Tweed Varsity Jacket 

The Thursday Buy: The HELM Boots Zind Teak Boots Are Your New Favorite Fall Boots

HELM Boots Review

Possibly your new favorite boots for fall, no doubt about it.

Make no mistake, I’m certainly of the opinion that you should invest in the best of the best when it comes to your daily fall style staples, including, most crucially, your new favorite leather boots. In fact, that’s where HELM Boots comes into play. Based out of Austin, Texas and a favorite of the blog for at least a couple years (read more about them here, for starters), they take great care in handcrafting boots right in Austin using time-honored techniques and some serious attention to detail. What it all boils down to is that the HELM Boots Zind Boots are your new favorite fall boots, and they’re here not a moment too soon to save your fall and winter wardrobe. How’s that sound? Pretty great, right? It gets better, though. Not only are the HELM Zind Boots some of the most rugged leather boots for fall, they also happen to be available for $50 off when you order your first pair from HELM Boots. You really can’t top that mix of craftsmanship and (relative) affordability, can you?

SHOP: The HELM Boots Zind Boots 

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HELM Boots Zind Boots

A clean and classic profile make these some of the most versatile boots you can buy right now.

Of course, as you might expect from HELM Boots — and rightfully so — the specs of these handsome leather boots are on-point, from the construction to the craftsmanship and heritage. Despite the fact that HELM is just over a decade old, that’s mighty impressive. To be more specific, the Balthazar leather is rugged-yet-refined and should age quite nicely over time. What’s more, the narrow profile makes the HELM Zind Boots dressier, arguably, than others in your rotation. That means you should feel comfortable wearing them with everything from slim denim and a henley to a white Oxford shirt and tan chinos. Yes indeed, when opportunity knocks to pick up your new favorite leather boots, answer the call and get the HELM Zind Boots.

SHOP: The HELM Boots Zind Boots 

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The Thursday Buy: This Western Rise Shirt is the Most Versatile Men’s Shirt for Fall

Western Rise AirLight Buttondown Shirt

The time is upon us for you to upgrade your fall wardrobe — both for style at home and on the road, and the easiest way to do that? Why, that’d be with the Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts for fall. That seriously counts for something, even if these days, you’re more inclined to put on something like this Western Rise shirt for a Zoom call as opposed to a day at the office. But the adage holds true: Whether you wear it on a day of fall adventures (I see a distillery visit or a quick beer garden stop in your future) or a day at home, you can’t go wrong with the Western Rise AirLight Shirt. In fact, it’s an equally fitting compliment to, say, the Western Rise Evolution Pants (as previously seen on the blog), so it’s worth upgrading your fall shirting if only for that reason.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt

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What separates the Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt from the rest of your fall shirting? My friends, I’m so glad you asked. It starts with the comfort stretch fabric, engineered to resists stains and odor (crucial during these busy work-from-home days, if you ask me). The AirLight cloth blends nylon and polyester for a comfortable look, fit and feel, and the styling of this shirt means it’s tailored but not overly tight. To me, that makes it the perfect shirt to wear at home, out on the road or in the field (preferably layered up with a waxed canvas jacket, right?). Yes indeed, the Western Rise AirLight Shirt is a subtly stylish, performance-minded shirt that checks all the right boxes — it’s easily one of the best men’s shirts for fall, and it’s now yours for the taking.

SHOP: The Western Rise AirLight Button-Down Shirt

The Thursday Buy: The Todd Snyder Stretch Selvedge Jeans are Fall’s Best Denim

Slim Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jean in Indigo Rinse

Slim selvedge jeans made from the best Japanese fabric out there — the perfect jeans to wear to work from home.

What’s high on your shopping list heading into fall? Best make sure some of the best menswear from Todd Snyder tops the list. The NYC-based designer will surely help you cover all your bases, including when it comes to the best men’s jeans — that’s right, the best men’s denim just so happens to be made by a designer that also knows how to make an incredible suit and casual boat shoes. Talk about versatility. But we’re not talking about any old pair of jeans off the rack. We’re talking about Todd Snyder selvedge jeans that deliver in terms of fabric, fit and feel. Jeans made from a more rugged fabric (a la Japanese cotton selvedge) are just what the doctor ordered for fall and winter, in fact.

Again, there’s one place to go in this regard. When you want selvedge jeans that deliver quality, an agreeable price and infinite wearability, you might just want (no, you absolutely do want), the Slim Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jean in Indigo Rinse from the good folks at Todd Snyder.

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The best men’s selvedge jeans get an upgrade here — while selvedge denim is normally unwashed and stiff (this is known as raw selvedge), Todd Snyder selvedge denim receives a handsome indigo rinse and uses unique stretch selvedge fabric from Japan. These aren’t your average pair of jeans, to say the least. They’re refined yet versatile, as at home with a Todd Snyder blazer as with one of the designer’s Champion T-shirts. The fit on these blue jeans is slim and modern, yet not rock star-skinny.

This means you can wear these slim dark blue jeans with the best chukka boots and a chambray shirt, or else with rugged men’s leather boots and a thermal henley all fall and into winter. Todd Snyder Japanese selvedge denim really is one-of-a-kind, so it’s a bit pricer ($198 via Todd Snyder), but no less worth it. In fact, when you find a  pair of selvedge jeans you can wear for months on end into winter — and well past that — I’d suggest you snap them up ASAP.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Slim Fit Japanese Stretch Selvedge Jean in Indigo Rinse

 

The Thursday Buy: This Topo Designs Trucker Jacket is the Perfect Denim Jacket for Fall

Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket

An unstoppably cool, rugged denim jacket that just so happens to be outdoor-friendly.

If you’ve not yet built out your fall outerwear rotation, consider this your lucky day: The Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket is one of the best jackets for fall (period), and it’s on sale right now via the Topo Designs Web site. A note: It’s a fast seller, so you’d also do well to look at other Topo Designs outerwear. But back to the jacket. It’s a mighty fine piece of outerwear. All of this is to say: Act accordingly, act quickly and you’ll have one of the best trucker jackets for men headed your way in no time at all. It gets better, though. This is an American-made denim jacket available for a downright steal ($64, to be exact). For a rugged denim jacket crafted from Mt. Vernon blue cotton denim, that’s exceptional. Throw in the fact that the Topo Designs Trucker Jacket is functional as heck and easy to layer over Topo Designs shirts and base layers alike, and you’ve got yourself one of the best jackets for fall adventures at home or on the road.

SHOP: The Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket

You’d be surprised by how versatile one of the best denim jackets can be. This Topo Designs denim jacket in particular should easily pair up with everything from Topo Designs field pants and a flannel shirt to slim black selvedge denim, some unstoppable, rugged leather boots and your favorite henley. It’s the gift that keeps on giving in terms of classic fall style, so be sure to give the Topo Designs Denim Trucker Jacket a fair shake right now. You won’t regret it when it comes time to gear up.

SHOP: The Topo Designs Denim Trucker

 

 

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!