You Need (at Least) One Henley Shirt in Your Closet

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You’ve surely got one or two in your wardrobe — a  henley shirt, that is. If not, now is the time to start stocking up. Although a short-sleeve henley is an easy spring and summer style play, a long-sleeve cut is the way to go for fall and winter. Able to pair up with everything, from your favorite shawl-collar cardigan to a slick leather jacket, a rugged henley is the fall layering essential you need now.

Taylor Stitch Mercerized Merino Henley, $105

Taylor Stitch Mercerized Merino Henley tailgating shirt

Taylor Stitch just gets it when it comes to menswear that guys know, love, and want more of. The brand’s Mercerized Merino Henley makes use of a breathable fabric blend and clean stripes — just a dash of visual interest to add to your favorite fall ensemble.

Todd Snyder Bound Raglan Henley, $128

Todd Snyder Bound Raglan Henley

Raglan stitching is sort of an underrated design trick, built to make your shoulders and chest look broader. When combined with the silhouette of a classic henley, it’s a winning move. Todd Snyder makes this shirt with rich quality and a neat shade of black indigo that wouldn’t look out of place teamed up with a herringbone blazer and wingtip boots.

Pistol Lake Organic Cotton Long-Sleeve Henley, $45

Pistol Lake Organic Cotton Long-Sleeve Henley

The team at California-based Pistol Lake takes a careful approach to creating staples that are edgy, yet designed with functionality and sustainability in mind. The brand’s Organic Cotton Henley, featuring a trim fit and a plethora of color options, combines affordability with quality — another shirt to add to your regular  rotation (and your travel bag).

Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley, $48

Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley

If your closet is already packed (as it should be) with classic men’s style essentials like slim blue denim and a black moto jacket, what better piece to add than a natural henley? The Buck Mason option calls to mind a bit of vintage style — you’d do well to wear this piece with your a chambray shirt and a trusty pair of faded black denim.

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley, $62

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley

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Flint and Tinder is another brand that understands what men need in their clothing. Done up by the fine folks at Huckberry, this American-made brand is back with a new Heavyweight Henley for fall. Crafted with a heavyweight  cotton sourced in Mississippi, this fine number is enzym- washed for softness.