Welcome to the latest entry in the EG Style Staples series, now with a seasonally friendly bent: the short sleeve henley.
It’s something every guy should have in his Lean Wardrobe — the type of gear that can be mixed and matched throughout the seasons and worn with ease in multiple situations.
For summer, it’s hard to top the casual versatility and rugged appeal you get with the short-sleeve henley — it’s a shirt that looks great on every guy.
Since the thermostat is probably starting to climb in your neck of the woods, now is the perfect time to introduce you to the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley.
This is a one-of-a-kind shirt you’ll want to wear all season long. Just as with Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pants (profiled previously in this series), you’re going to like what you see.
Why You Need the Flint and Tinder AirKnit Henley
You might be thinking to yourself, “Why do I need another T-shirt? I’ve got a dresser drawer full of ‘em!”
First, zero in on and refine the tees you really, truly wear. After you’ve done that, you might find your wardrobe is missing a spot that the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley can fill: a rugged and versatile layer for spring and summer.
The henley has roots in sporting culture, first worn by rowers in England in the town of Henley-on-Thames (a fun fact for your next trivia night, perhaps). That’s why the short-sleeve henley of today retains its rugged good looks and appeal.
The Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley is a true winner in every sense of the word. The three-button placket on this shirt is critical for elevating it above a standard tee. And we love that the fit is trim and flattering but not overly tight.
We’d say you should try it on and see for yourself, but you’ll have to order it to do that… so, go ahead!
This rugged henley is a cut above your average T-shirt in every aspect. It’s premium in a way that makes it possible to be worn on its own.
Compare that to your beloved gym shirts or college tees… sadly, those aren’t going to work for a casual happy hour session of patio beers. But the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley absolutely will — and that’s why you need it, simple as that.
What Sets This Henley Apart — Big-Time
If you’ve copped any Flint and Tinder gear from Huckberry in the past (from the brand’s excellent hooded sweatshirts to its essential 365 Pants), then you know what I’m talking about: made-in-the-USA quality and attention to detail. In this case, that results in a henley made with what the brand calls the “cashmere of cotton.”
The fabric is remarkably soft yet not flimsy — 100% Supima cotton (a softer weave) makes it possible. Thanks to the way it’s knit and garment-dyed, the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley is breathable too — critical for summer.
All of that means this henley is so much more than your average T-shirt. It fits well, it breathes tremendously even in the heat of summer, and you get an upgraded look via the classic henley construction.
Plus, it’s easy to find the perfect fit — just use the sizing chart to get a sense of which one is right for you, from S to XXL.
And then there are the versatile colors in which you can snag this henley. Dusty Blue looks particularly appropriate for spring and summer, as does the ever-wearable Navy. Feel free to buy more than one.
How to Style the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley
The great thing about a rugged henley is that it’s surprisingly more versatile than you might expect. The Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley has a decidedly smarter vibe than a slouchy T-shirt — all thanks to the soft, premium cotton. The trick here is to not overthink it.
- Go casual and straightforward: Wear the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley with your favorite pair of light wash jeans and high-top canvas sneakers — that’s it!
- Layer it up. Pair your short-sleeve henley with a denim or chambray shirt and tan chinos; keep those same high-top sneakers on hand for a weekend coffee run.
- Dress it up… slightly. Wear the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley under a cotton blazer with slim dark denim to the office — throw some suede chukka boots in the mix to nail casual Friday.
- Show it off with some edge. Getting a bit breezy at that outdoor festival? Throw on a beat-up moto jacket or an indigo denim jacket with your best pair of black jeans — easy as can be.
Without a doubt, the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley is a worthy EG Style Staple. Let us know which color you pick up and how you like it this summer.