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Style Pick: Wallace & Barnes Camp Shirt

Wallace & Barnes is a vintage-inspired capsule collection from the minds at J. Crew. The newly released Camp Shirt ($168) is made from a marled Japanese Jaspé cotton blend that provides a rustic tweed look without the itch. Firmly grounded in the work wear aesthetic, the Camp shirt sports adjustable cuffs, fade-resistant Corozo buttons, and...

The monkey on your back

Howler Brothers Aransas Shirt

Yes, summer is drawing to a close, and there’s a nip in the air at night. But with enough collective willpower and the right clothing, we can prolong the season well into September. If there’s one shirt that can do the job, it’s the Howler Brothers Aransas. Hell, the brand’s full lineup of tropics-inspired shirts,...

Style Pick: Saturdays Surf NYC Esquina Oxford

There’s still time for a great summer shirt. An no, it’s not gauze-y white linen. The Saturdays Surf NYC Esquina Oxford ($98) is your answer to the post-beach cover slash on-the-go casual dinner shirt. With a stylish button-down collar, summer weight 100% cotton oxford cloth and the kind of simple style that enhances your wardrobe’s...

As green as the course

Mountain Khakis Fairway Polo

Made from a cotton/Bionic recycled PET polyester blend, the new Mountain Khakis Fairway Polo ($70) gets our green blood pumping. No, this shirt isn’t comprised of unobtanium nanotechnology, but it does find good use for up-to 14 recycled plastic bottles. But unlike a crunchy empty Coke container, the Fairway polo is as soft and supple...

Everything you need to live it up

Roundup: Memorial Day Weekend

Looking to make your extended weekend celebration extra memorable? Well, our editors have culled through our latest posts to help provide some last minute inspiration for your Memorial Day weekend, whether the festivities are at your place, or elsewhere. You can thank us by throwing another burger on the grill. Two slices of cheese, please....

Style Pick: Taylor Stitch S/S Milton Madras shirts

With spring upon us, it’s time to dust off madras shirts. If you’re looking to upgrade your current collection or even taking the plunge into the famous cloth born from the city of Chennai, India for the first time, make sure to check out the Milton from Taylor Stitch. The SF-based brand pride themselves on...

Style Pick: Jack Spade Adler Plaid Button Down

Nice reds and blues, done in a classic check pattern, from a staple brand known for having their pulse on wardrobe needs of today’s upstanding male citizens. Too bad the 4th is still five months away. $185 | jackspade.com

Style Pick: Saturdays Surf NYC Crosby Check Shirt

Break up the monotony of your solid coats, sweaters, and pants with a touch of pattern. True to Saturdays’ surfing roots, the Crosby Checked shirt’s casual air looks great as is. Those who trudge in the office every day, though, should also strike wardrobe gold pairing it with a thin tie, cardigan, or blazer —...

Clothes that keep up

Nonetheless Garments

Nonetheless Garments is a new Chicago clothing brand dedicated to creating stylish menswear that can also withstand the fluctuating weather conditions of commuting. The magic all starts with using advanced materials like Polartec NeoShell, which has twice the airflow of comparable waterproof materials, without looking like it was shorn from a Paratrooper. Like any good...

Noel Nomad

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Traveler

The person who coined the phrase “getting there is half the fun”, clearly never had to travel by air, train, bus, or car during the holiday season. No amount of planning can ever guarantee a smooth journey, but having the “right tools for the job”, as they say, will go a long way towards making...

Style Pick: Taylor Stitch x Buckshot Sonny’s Yosemite Shirt

The talented independent San Francisco outfitter Taylor Stitch has teamed up with Buckshot Sonny’s Sporting Goods to produce a limited run of incredibly soft, 100% organic cotton chamois shirts. Details like soft point collar, dual chest pockets, single button cuff, and a pleat-less design strike the right balance of comfort and casual looks. Available in...

Style Pick: Imogene + Willie Earl Bright Check Shirt

This 2-ply, loose-weave Japanese cotton shirt from Nashville, TN brand Imogene + Willie features a bright check pattern out on the outside, with a solid light blue interior. It’s also built to last, with triple needle construction, in homage to co-founder Matt’s great uncle who worked as a bulldozer operator by day and a hobbyist...

Style Pick: Balibaris Limited Edition Stone-Washed Chambray Shirt

European upstart brand Balibaris offers their take on the fall classic by adding a tailored cut and a slimmer-fit. Made from premium chambray cotton, the addition of a slight sheen makes this shirt slightly more formal, which in this case, is a good thing. $125 | Balibaris

Mountain Inspired, Man Approved

Mountain Khakis Teton Flannel Shirt

Mountain Khakis has quickly become one of our favorite outdoor apparel purveyors. While we’ve been busy wearing their pants during most of our outdoor pursuits, Mountain Khakis has been re-imagining a broader line of clothing. Newly released as part of their Fall collection, the Teton Flannel Shirt ($80) caught our eye. I know what you’re...

Style Pick: Charles Tyrwhitt Marl Long Sleeve Polo

Not quite dressy, but certainly not sloppy, this classic fitting 100% pima cotton polo is great thing to have on hand for fall weekends. Distinguished by mother-of-pearl buttons, cuff detailing, and shirting fabric lining on the collar, cuffs, and placket — it’s not just another long sleeve polo. $70 | CTShirts.co.uk

Well-Dressed Comeback

30 Minutes With: Paul Trible

Southern gentleman. English rake. Paul Trible is the consummate man about town. Designer and co-founder of Richmond-based Ledbury, Trible draws on his transatlantic roots to make the ultimate refined-yet-modern shirt. Read about how that happens after the jump.

Get in touch with your inner waterman

Howler Brothers Shirts

You know that laid-back vibe that pervades among dive boat captains, fishing guides and surfers? It’s a sort of smug contentment that comes from being able to spend most days on, in or under the water in a warm climate. Well, that vibe is a little hard to emulate when you’re digging out from one...

Look Good Either Way

Brooks Brothers Long-Sleeve Spread Collar Polo

Navigating the murky waters of dress code lingo can paralyze even the brightest of men. Phrases like “dressy-casual”, “semi-formal”, or “black tie-optional” just seem purposely engineered for confusion and panic. Erring on the side of being over dressed is always the safe bet over going the under dressed route, but owning a few versatile pieces...

Your Sweater Alternative

Scotch and Soda Knitted Shirt

Not quite a jacket, and a little more than a shirt, this Knitted Shirt ($188) from Scotch and Soda is a unique winter wardrobe addition that’s bound to attract attention. Details we especially like are the double breasted pockets and checked shoulder patches which are definitely reminiscent of Penfield gear. Made from a wool nylon...

Be the Black Sheep

Filson Merino Wool T-Shirt

Wear a wool t-shirt? You’d probably rather roll yourself into a sheet of fiberglass insulation after soaking in corn syrup. For many years now, synthetic activewear have been all the rage for their warmth, ability to dry quickly and overall comfort. Synthetics tend to channel modern adventurist and climber extraordinaire, Ed Viesturs, while wool echoes,...

Italian Envy

Glanshirt Madras Shirt

Every so often, a man needs a new shirt. Paralyzed by the jungle-like savagery of the average mall, most men fall back on a few classic brands that we are familiar with – Banana Republic, J. Crew, Polo, etc. While his style is infinitely more on-point, and his wardrobe impeccably tailored, the Italian man is...

A Revisit

ShirtsMyWay 2.0

When we were first introduced to ShirtsMyWay more than a year ago, we walked away happy with our shirts, but some of our readers emailed with complaints about the first run of product. Nearly a year and a half later, we’ve revisited ShirtsMyWay and are pleased to report that the kinks have been worked out....

Safari Meets the Street

Martin + OSA Linen Aviation Shirt

Martin + OSA is a brand named after the famous American exploring couple Martin and Osa Johnson, who traveled the world to exotic places and heavily documented their experiences to share back at home with the curious American public. Understanding that back story, it’s easy to understand the inspiration behind the Linen Aviation shirt ($80)....

Confirmed Cure to Swamp Ass

Slix Closer Boxer Brief

Your preference in underwear has likely evolved as you’ve grown older. That means that the way you roll today is probably different from your high school or even college garb, as you expect more from every piece of clothing in your wardrobe – even that which is often unseen. That’s why Slix came up with...

Points of Differentiation

Diesel Shark Poplin Print Woven Shirt

Get the bright look of white this summer without copping everyone else’s style with this shark poplin print woven shirt by Diesel ($90). Differentiated by a subtle navy dot print and double front flapped pockets, it’ll certainly keep you comfortable as the thermometer rises. It might even be appropriate as summer office attire office depending...

American Made and Japanese Inspired

Gilbert & Lewis Milton Shirt

This is a continuation of our summer upgrade series for those of you still on the hunt for the perfect sun approved shirt. Made in America in the city that never sleeps, Gilbert & Lewis is known for their quality and attention to detail. This focus often shines through in their use of slim collars,...

Summer Style with a Slight Military Treatment

Apolis Activism Mini Stripe Officer Shirt

Military-styled shirts are being pumped out by every men’s fashion brand under the sun these days, but few exude the quality of this version by Apolis Activism. We’ve brought up clothing items from this brand created by the Parton brothers before, mainly because we appreciate their attention to global change and improving the state of...

Jolly Good Shirts

Jack Wills Striped Rugbys

Even if you didn’t graduate from the likes of prestigious English prep schools like Eaton or Hogwarts, it doesn’t mean you can’t look the part on the weekend. Intended more for fashion than actually tussling in the scrum (we know how dirty that sounds), these striped rugbys are made from 100% cotton jersey and feature...

Buttoned Up, But Dressed Down

L.L. Bean Madras Plaid Short Sleeve Shirt

If polo shirts aren’t your style and you’re looking for tee shirt substitute, there’s always the button up short sleeve. Following that train of thought, this Madras Plaid Short Sleeve ($55) is a future summer classic. Part of the company’s new signature series line, it’s made of 100% cotton and cut to be slightly fitted...

Rethinking Traditional Design for the Better

Outlier Pivot Sleeve Shirt

Outlier boldly states on their site that the Pivot Sleeve Shirt ($144) is “quite simply a better men’s dress shirt”, and based on their design we definitely think they’re on to something. Known for making attractive but functional clothing for today’s bike commuting professional, this project stemmed from the desire to create a shirt that...

Brighten and Lighten Up

Our Legacy Sundried Japan Check Shirt

Readers of fashion blogs like Hypebeast should be fully aware that Japan has been exporting its men’s wear style world-wide for decades now. Defined by rich textures and subtler color palettes, this shirt from Our Legacy (a Swedish Brand) is inspired by Japan’s signature style and is made from light weight vintage madras cotton that’s...

Long Live the 80s?

Gitman Vintage Cotton Poplin Shirts

Winter isn’t done yet, but that shouldn’t prevent you from thinking of refreshing your attire come spring. New for spring/summer 2010 season, boutique shirt manufacturer Gitman Vintage which is a sub brand of Gitman Bros. has released a series of cotton poplin shirts paying homage to the styles of 1984. If that point didn’t send...

Classic Button Up With A Twist

Modern Amusement Glenwood Check Shirt

Tired of seeing yourself in the mirror wearing the exact same button down, regardless of brand name or plaid pattern? Thanks to some contrasting strips at the cuffs and button closure, Mondern Amusement’s tweak on this classic men’s staple may be enough to wake your look up. Made of 100% cotton, it’s fairly unlikely you’ll...

Just Because It's Unseen Doesn't Mean It's Unimportant

Ribbed-Tee

If you are a man who cares even a little about the shirts you’re wearing on a daily basis, you’re probably already wearing an undershirt. If you’re not, you should be. In wearing a cotton undershirt, you’re not only protecting your expensive dress shirts by keeping your body oils from getting into the cotton, but...

A Classic Design Distinguished by Details

OBEY Coastal Shirt

In response to several requests we’ve received asking us to focus on more of the basic aspects of a man’s attire (as opposed to just the bigger, bolder items like jackets and shoes), we present the OBEY coastal shirt. Suitable for those with a more urban-focused look or just your average bar-goer in a typical...

Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 20: Upgrade Your Work Style

By Gear Patrol reader Mitch Granger For most of us, dressing for work involves little thought. We wake up, put on the obligatory pieces of clothing that insure we’re appropriately dressed based on our position and office environment, and walk out the door to greet the day. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with this...

Be A Better Man In 30 Days | Day 1: Know How To Pair A Shirt & Tie

There isn’t a lot you can be certain of in these wayfaring times, but one sure bet is the you’re going to be sweating bullets this summer. If you live in an area with impenetrable summer humidity (e.g. the East Coast or the South) or where 90° is considered a “cool day” (e.g. So Cal’s...

Summer Picks From An Up and Coming Brand

Number:Lab 2-Layer Jersey Polo

Summer’s here, and you’re in need of a wardrobe upgrade. Toss the tattered college tee and go with a modern crew neck t-shirt or polo. Whether you layer them on for a cool night or wear one alone in the doldrums of summer, you’ll look sharp with a well-fitted (not tight) shirt. Here are a...

Like Options? How About 7 Trillion?

ShirtsMyWay.com

Based on the feedback we received from our review of Proper Cloth, an online custom shirt purveyor, we decided to see what other options were out there for custom men’s dress shirts. No need to thank us, we love doing research. What we found was a brand new company that has taken customization a step...

Recover Gear Shirt

Here at Gear Patrol, you’ve probably noticed that we advocate an active lifestyle.  Whether it’s hiking, circuit training at the gym, or field testing your new dive watch, we’re squarely in favor of your preferred playtime.  Sadly, unless you happen to be a professional or collegiate athlete, getting treatment for the inevitable aches and pains...

J.Crew Long Sleeve Jersey Polo

I’m nearly certain this J.Crew Jersey polo will take you into your summer evenings in style and comfort. It has for me. The extraordinarily soft cotton jersey shirt is garment-dyed for a vintage look and tailored with a slimmer tennis cut (longer in the back) with side vents. Buttons are also real South American Corozo....