There are some menswear brands that come along that make you wonder how you ever put together an ensemble without them. One such brand very well might be Flint and Tinder.
From chinos to denim, trucker jackets to henleys, Flint and Tinder does it all.
In this article, we’ll cover the rugged Flint and Tinder brand, its history, and our ever-evolving list of menswear favorites from their line-up. Let’s get into it!
Wait, back up… What exactly is Flint and Tinder?
And in case you’ve been living in a bunker for a decade, Huckberry is an awesome brand and online store that stocks and sells gear for guys who value quality, craftsmanship, timeless style and a spirit of adventure.
Seriously, if you’ve never checked out Huckberry (or their clothing), give ‘em a look. From
The Flint and Tinder line fits in nicely, in this case. Think of Flint and Tinder like a modern, fresh version of brands you’ve known and loved over the years, but with a bit of a rugged twist.
It’s a bit of a hybrid between J. Crew and Wallace & Barnes, J. Crew’s more expensive line of heritage goods.
Flint and Tinder Review and Buying Guide
So here’s the bottom line: This is the official Effortless Gent review + buying guide for Flint and Tinder. Bookmark this page, as we plan to update it regularly (probably seasonally at least, depending on how much new stuff they release).
What To Buy From Flint and Tinder
You can use Flint and Tinder essentials as the building blocks of a versatile, multi-season, multi-situation wardrobe. To make it easy, here’s a round-up of our favorite Flint and Tinder essentials.
Think of the
When you want pants that mimic the styling potential of your favorite chinos, yet wear as casually as your favorite denim, you want the
They’re truly an everyday pant to pair with everything from a casual crewneck sweater to a more polished Oxford
Take it from this writer: The fabric is durable yet soft, the fit is comfortable yet nicely tailored—I’ve gone with Slim or Straight in the past, but prefer Slim—and the color options are fantastic.
These pants feature just a hint of stretch and sit seamlessly atop chukka boots or high-top sneakers.
Heck, I’ve found my 365 Pants comfortable enough to wear to the office for meetings, and then to a brewery & a rock show later that same day. The garment-dyed finish means they’re soft right out of the box, too.
Put on these pants and forget about ‘em; all your style bases are covered.
The Cotton Linen Texture
While linen is a go-to for breathable summer wear, it’s also an unsung year-rounder—if styled right.
The handsome drape of the Cotton Linen Texture
"Flint and Tinder’s Cotton Linen Texture Shirt is built from a brushed, space-dyed linen blend that’s packed with texture, and hits all the right notes when you want to look sharp but still ready to kick back at a moment's notice."
Besides, linen itself is durable and anti-static (perfect as the bottom layer on cooler days), in addition to being antibacterial and eco-friendly.
It’s relaxed, yet classy, and comes in a warm burnt orange or a cool slate blue.
Flint and Tinder American Heavyweight Pocket T-Shirt
Here’s a little style trick we explored in our stealth wealth article: If you can find the simplest essentials, in this case a T-shirt, built with extra architecture and substance, it makes it look so much more premium, and also so much classier.
"The thick, heavyweight construction takes after vintage t-shirts that were built to handle years of wear and keep going strong, getting softer and softer with each wear and wash."
This Heavyweight Pocket T-shirt is extra thick, adding a neatness to every single line. It’s relaxed, but it’s elegant, the kind of t-shirt that can be worn with a suit for a casual Friday or out-on-the-town look.
Plus, it’s built well, featuring some spandex on the ribbed collar so it keeps its shape throughout time.
Flint and Tinder Donegal Linen Architect
Workwear meets the country club with the Donegal Linen Architect
It has the solid build of a utility
The subtly pebbled surface of the Donegal fabric adds dimension and distinctness, without compromising its overall neutrality and versatility.
It’s also built for a wide range of motion, partly due to the bi-swing back that lets your shoulders expand and contract as much as you need them to.
The 10-Year Pullover
It’s true: Flint and Tinder really can do it all.
The brand has only gotten better over the years. It has the sort of casual appeal that works for days at home or outdoor excursions, be it a day hike or a bonfire.
True to Huckberry’s roots as a company with a focus on adventures of all sorts, Flint and Tinder first shot to online style fame on the strength of durable, tough basics like its aptly named 10-Year Pullover.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you own and wear this thing regularly for over a decade… it’s that well made. Can your old college sweatshirt provide the same quality?
The Double Gauze
The Double Gauze
The double-weave also lets the
Flint and Tinder Caliber Parka
Like so many of the best pieces of outerwear, the Caliber Parka is a military-inspired piece with a tactical-leaning aesthetic, and is as tough as it looks.
Of course, a jacket like this can elevate any casual outfit with its dimension and silhouette variance, but I also love the high-low combination of just throwing it over a full suit at the end of the work day, before heading to meet your friends at some pub.
The lining is incredibly warm, while the several pockets offer efficient storage for your EDC.
The Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket
The real secret about Flint and Tinder is that they make some of the best outerwear in the business, period. Their jackets are reliable outer layers built to withstand the elements.
At the same time, they look sharp; you can throw it on before a walk through the woods, or a visit to your local cocktail bar for an early evening Old Fashioned.
The Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket is a lightweight take on their famed Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker.
Cut the same way as a denim jacket, yet crafted in a lightweight, weather-resistant fabric, it’s the right type of jacket for those breezy summer or cool fall nights.
I actually have two Flannel-Lined Waxed Truckers from Flint and Tinder, and if this unlined version is anything like the ones I own, then they’re a must-buy.
My waxed trucker never lets me down—the silhouette breaks in nicely over time, provides protection from the elements, and is easily layered over, say, a denim
The Bandana Camp Collar
The mix of blues, from dark faded denim hues and deep cobalts, throughout the bandana design of this camp collar
As camp collar
Flint and Tinder also makes a fun outdoor-themed camp collar, almost irreverent but not quite (perfect for camp collar
The Summer Jean
The Summer Jean has that time-honored, relaxed shape about it, but slightly slimmer. This makes it easier to style since it fits a wider range of dress codes.
It’s as if F&T took a workwear-esque construction worker’s brawny jeans, with all of its great worn-in fades, and poured it into a sleeker, classier silhouette.
This jean is made with lightweight denim, perfect for warm weather. Naturally, it’s immediately comfortable as well, but will get more comfortable the more you wear it.
|08/02/2023||Updated text and clothing picks|
|08/13/2020||Original publish date|