Flint and Tinder Review and Buying Guide: 10 Can’t-Miss Items

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There are some menswear brands that come along that make you wonder how you ever put together an ensemble or a wardrobe 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.

 

Wait, back up. What exactly is Flint and Tinder?

Flint and Tinder is a menswear brand that’s made and sold by Huckberry.

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. 

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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. Use these essentials as the building blocks of a versatile, multi-season, multi-situation wardrobe.

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Seriously, if you’ve never checked out Huckberry (or their clothing), give ‘em a look. From watches to whiskey glasses to stylish pants and shirts, this is an A-to-Z retailer.

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.

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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

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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.

365 Pants

Think of the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants as a flagship of your wardrobe.

When you want pants that mimic the styling potential of your favorite chinos, yet wear as casually as your favorite denim, you want the Flint and Tinder 365 Pant (featuring a five-pocket design).

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Flint and Tinder 365 Pants
$98

"Cut like a jean, feels like a chino, stretches like a performance pant." – Huckberry

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They’re truly an everyday pant to pair with everything from a casual crewneck sweater to a more polished Oxford shirt, and they come in a range of colors and three clean fits (Straight, Tapered and Slim). 

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.

Colors like Charcoal, Earth and Moss — my favorites — wear well with my personal favorites (a mid-blue chambray shirt or a white Oxford shirt).

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 Garment-Dyed Oxford

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Is there anything an Oxford shirt can’t do? You can wear it with drawstring chino shorts in warm weather. In the fall, with rugged chore pants for some high-low style. And of course, team it with your favorite denim.

Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford
$118

"Made in LA and finished with a special garment-dyeing process that gives ‘em a soft, lived-in feel from the first wear." –Huckberry

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The Oxford shirt that can work with precisely all these style options? This tailored-yet-easygoing Flint and Tinder shirt, featuring an essential garment-dyed finish. 

The washed premium Oxford cotton cloth will make this one a wardrobe workhorse. It’s substantial yet easy to wear any day of the week.

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley

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Flint and Tinder also happens to do casually rugged styles just as well as more polished, business casual-type picks.

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley
$27+

"Made from 100% Supima cotton, which has stronger yet softer fibers than regular cotton." –Huckberry

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Witness this rugged short-sleeve henley, which gets amped up a notch thanks to Flint and Tinder’s dedication to quality, lightweight fabric. 

In this case, the use of a unique Jersey knitting technique leaves more space in between the shirt’s fibers — long story short, that means this is going to be a breezy henley for hot summer days. Wear it as a base layer when the weather turns, too. 

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo

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Y’know the lightweight knitting tactic and fabric that makes the aforementioned henley so great? What if I told you Flint and Tinder had taken the same approach to crafting a stylish, essential polo?

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Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo
$58

"...long-staple Supima cotton knit with a new advanced technique called 'Baby Jersey' that creates a luxurious and airy fabric." –Huckberry 

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Think of this like an everyday polo that’s as easy to wear as a breezy T-shirt, yet with some added polish. Socially distanced back patio cocktails, here we come. 

The 10-Year Pullover

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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.

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Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover
$98

"The 10-Year Pullover is a truly American product, passing through the hands of 20+ American workers on its journey to your doorstep." –Huckberry

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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 Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt

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If the summer heat means that a thicker Oxford shirt is too much for you—trust me I feel your pain—then a breezier poplin shirt in a tailored cut is the right way to go when it comes to this line of rugged yet stylish menswear.

Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Poplin Shirt
$64

"Lightweight, hyper-breathable, and woven with plenty of comfort in every fiber... with a touch of stretch for maximum comfortability." –Huckberry

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Cotton poplin gets an upgrade via the use of Lycra in this shirt, meaning this is an all-day type of casual button-down shirt that can withstand heat waves in style. 

Flint and Tinder Chore Coat

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Never owned a chore coat before?

If you thought of chore coats as being heavy, bulky, and not stylish, this rugged-yet-fashionable chore coat ought to change your mind.

Flint and Tinder Chore Coat
$158

"...they decked it out with an Italian-made fabric that’s tough as nails but comfortable as your most well-worn pair of work boots." –Huckberry

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Think of this tough jacket as an ideal top-most layer replacement for a denim jacket or sweatshirt. Throw it on over a Flint and Tinder henley or Oxford shirt and you instantly have great casual cold-weather style.

A brand whose pieces you can mix and match at will, practically with your eyes closed? That’s just the F+T way.

The Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket

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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.

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Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket
$168

"The Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket is built from a hardy, waxed canvas that’s remarkably tough... weather-resistant in the rain but breathable in the heat." –Huckberry

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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 shirt and a henley for a rugged yet stylish casual look.

The Supima AirKnit V-neck Tee

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Rethink everything you thought you knew about the V-neck tee.

We’re not talking early- to mid-2000s, “deep-V” T-shirts any more. The Flint and Tinder T-shirt shown here is mature, stylish & comfortable enough to wear on its own—yes, on its own—or underneath a denim jacket.

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit V-neck Tee
$29

Special and rare long-staple Supima cotton from California’s San Joaquin Valley creates this luxurious and airy fabric.

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The crucial difference? A V-neck that’s not too low, and that same breezy, effortless Supima AirKnit fabric. And they’re available in a range of colors, making them the perfect addition to any closet collection’s stash of basics.

Like we’ve been saying, the great thing about Flint and Tinder is that you can put together plenty of outfits from a small handful of their basic, high quality pieces. It’s one of those brands you’ll want to outfit your entire rugged casual wardrobe with (and do it in one swoop).

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The Stretch Selvage Jeans

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To wrap it all up, you should absolutely consider getting yourself a pair of Flint and Tinder jeans.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Jeans
$148

"Unlike other denim, you can comfortably wear them from sun-up to sun-down without restriction thanks to the built-in stretch..." –Huckberry

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Want the crisp look of selvage, but an easier break-in process? Consider finding a pair with stretch properties, like the Flint and Tinder stretch selvage jeans.

Three excellent fits offer plenty of styling potential with any of the above picks, be it a V-neck tee and a waxed trucker jacket, or an Oxford shirt and a tough chore coat.

Which pieces from Flint and Tinder are you eyeing?

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Like any of the pieces we highlighted here?

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All photos courtesy of Huckberry.