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 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
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
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
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 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.