The Style Guide

The Style Guide The Style Guide is one writer's take on the world of #menswear, featuring product reviews, style suggestions, shopping deals and brand profiles.

Founded in mid-2013, The Style Guide started out as a combination men's and women's style blog before transitioning into the site you see here in April 2015. A former journalist and Michigan State University graduate, lead writer Beau Hayhoe covers the world of #menswear from his Brooklyn apartment. Drop him a line on all things men's style via [email protected]!

Mission: The Style Guide aims to provide insightful menswear news, analysis, brand profiles and online shopping tips for budget-conscious consumers.

05/30/2020
Style Pick of the Week: Levi’s Light Wash Trucker Jacket

‪Today’s weekly style pick is a must-shop light wash denim jacket from Levi's — read more! #mensstyle #SaturdayMotivation ‬
https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/30/style-pick-of-the-week-levis-light-wash-trucker-jacket/‬

There comes a time on many a summer evening (weeknight, weekend, you name it) when the sun goes down and the temperature, well, plummets. Don’t get caught out in an unexpectedly chilly night …

Seems like it’s nearly time to have an iconic beer, is it not?? That #FridayFeeling made all the better with Heady Toppe...
05/29/2020

Seems like it’s nearly time to have an iconic beer, is it not?? That #FridayFeeling made all the better with Heady Topper and these rugged @taylorstitch Chelsea boots 💪🏻🍻

Start your Friday with the best #menswear sales to shop all weekend, plus plenty more essential reads #TGIF https://the-...
05/29/2020
The Friday Read: The Best Summer Shoes, Rogue Ales & Beards for a Good Cause

Start your Friday with the best #menswear sales to shop all weekend, plus plenty more essential reads #TGIF https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/29/the-friday-read-the-best-summer-shoes-rogue-ales-beards-for-a-good-cause/

Let’s start this Friday Read off right with a look at some of the best men’s sneakers, shall we? The Nisolo Cortez High-Top Sneakers are positively some of the best summer shoes you nee…

How else do you get ready for #thirstythursday?? With a classic beer and a new @taylorstitch Ojai Jacket — shoppable at ...
05/28/2020

How else do you get ready for #thirstythursday?? With a classic beer and a new @taylorstitch Ojai Jacket — shoppable at my #LinkInBio, of course!

‪On #TBT, you need pants that are classic and yet modern — luckily, Western Rise has you covered! Read my review here #A...
05/28/2020
See Now, Buy Now: The Western Rise Evolution Pants are Summer’s Perfect Pants

‪On #TBT, you need pants that are classic and yet modern — luckily, Western Rise has you covered! Read my review here #Ad‬
https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/28/see-now-buy-now-the-western-rise-evolution-pants-are-summers-perfect-pants/‬

Editor’s note: This post is sponsored by Western Rise and contains affiliate links, from which a commission might be earned. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support…

This is The New Abnormal, my friends. Stay safe, wear a mask, listen to The Strokes on your daily walk! 👍🏻👏🏻 #wednesdayw...
05/27/2020

This is The New Abnormal, my friends. Stay safe, wear a mask, listen to The Strokes on your daily walk! 👍🏻👏🏻 #wednesdaywisdom

05/27/2020
The List: Upgrade Your Summer Wardrobe with the Best Men’s Gear on the Market

‪Just like that, it’s Wednesday — shop these standout #menswear picks to prep for summer right now ‬
‪#WednesdayMotivation ‬
https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/27/the-list-upgrade-your-summer-wardrobe-with-the-best-mens-gear-on-the-market/‬

Does it feel odd that the time is well and truly here to shop for the best summer style essentials (if you haven’t already, that is)? All of this is to say, it’s taken a heck of a long …

All the right picks for when Tuesday feels like Monday — am I right?? 🍻 A side note to my Brooklyn friends: @wildeastbre...
05/26/2020

All the right picks for when Tuesday feels like Monday — am I right?? 🍻 A side note to my Brooklyn friends: @wildeastbrewing delivers! I can’t recommend ‘em enough.

Cheers to #MemorialDay (and this vintage shirt!) — I’ll be mixing up a cocktail, listening to my favorite tunes. crackin...
05/25/2020

Cheers to #MemorialDay (and this vintage shirt!) — I’ll be mixing up a cocktail, listening to my favorite tunes. cracking a beer or two & getting out on a socially distanced walk. Enjoy the day & stay safe!

‪In search of new summer shorts? Today’s #MemorialDay post has you covered for the season 🙏🏻‬‪https://the-style-guide.co...
05/25/2020
See Now, Buy Now: These Stylish Grayers Shorts are the Best Summer Shorts Right Now

‪In search of new summer shorts? Today’s #MemorialDay post has you covered for the season 🙏🏻‬
https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/25/see-now-buy-now-these-stylish-grayers-shorts-are-the-best-summer-shorts-right-now/‬

Seeing as it’s Memorial Day and all, the time has never been more fitting to think about seriously upgrading your summer style essentials — and that’s where the best men’s s…

It’s a cloudy, breezy Sunday for #memorialdayweekend in the borough, so I’m going to layer up to get some to-go cocktail...
05/24/2020

It’s a cloudy, breezy Sunday for #memorialdayweekend in the borough, so I’m going to layer up to get some to-go cocktails (mask on!) at my favorite bar 🥃 Stay safe, everyone!

#LinkInBio For the long weekend, I can’t get enough of the rugged, classic Hemingway Shirt from @taylorstitch. It’s a ne...
05/23/2020

#LinkInBio For the long weekend, I can’t get enough of the rugged, classic Hemingway Shirt from @taylorstitch. It’s a new take on the field shirt, and you should pre-fund it ASAP. #Gift #TaylorStitch

05/22/2020
The Friday Read: Memorial Day Weekend, The Best Summer Shirt & Craft Beer Delivery

‪No time like the present to kick off #MemorialDayWeekend 💯 Here’s what to shop, read & drink‬!
https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/22/the-friday-read-memorial-day-weekend-the-best-summer-shirt-craft-beer-delivery/ #TGIF ‬

Thanks for joining us again for another Friday Read. We’re on the cusp of Memorial Day weekend, so welcome. Although it looks mighty different than years past, I hope you find ways to celebr…

On #TBT: Would Hemingway approve of this namesake shirt from @taylorstitch? I think he would! You’ve got just a few days...
05/21/2020

On #TBT: Would Hemingway approve of this namesake shirt from @taylorstitch? I think he would! You’ve got just a few days left to pre-fund your own — and get like Hemingway — via my #LinkInBio. Cheers!

#Gift Shaping up today with the new @kingcgillette line, made with tools of the trade to help guys (like me!) care for t...
05/21/2020

#Gift Shaping up today with the new @kingcgillette line, made with tools of the trade to help guys (like me!) care for their beards in quarantine & beyond! 🧔🏻Participating in a fun virtual demo tonight, so check it out later on my Stories. 🙏🏻 Thanks to @nikecommunications for the product!

‪How about you add this classic utility shirt (new on the blog today!) to your shopping list for #TBT? https://the-style...
05/21/2020
See Now, Buy Now: Get Ready for the Weekend with This Todd Snyder Utility Shirt

‪How about you add this classic utility shirt (new on the blog today!) to your shopping list for #TBT? https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/21/see-now-buy-now-get-ready-for-the-weekend-with-this-todd-snyder-utility-shirt/‬

Now, Memorial Day weekend is nearly here, so let’s dive right in with what could become one of your new favorite summer shirts, shall we? This is our second See Now, Buy Now feature in two da…

Wednesday Wisdom 💯 Look toward the future & prep for summer with the newly available @taylorstitch Cash Shirt in Washed ...
05/20/2020

Wednesday Wisdom 💯 Look toward the future & prep for summer with the newly available @taylorstitch Cash Shirt in Washed Hemp Chambray — head to my bio link, folks!

‪Keep your week rolling with a new denim shirt to prep for #MemorialDayWeekend right here https://the-style-guide.com/20...
05/20/2020
See Now, Buy Now: This Buck Mason Denim Shirt Is The Best Shirt to Buy Now

‪Keep your week rolling with a new denim shirt to prep for #MemorialDayWeekend right here https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/20/see-now-buy-now-this-buck-mason-denim-shirt-is-the-best-shirt-to-buy-now/ #WednesdayWisdom ‬

If you’re anything like me, you have a whole rotation of the best shirts for spring and summer that you look forward to wearing specifically during, well, spring and summer. To be sure, a we…

#TuesdayThoughts from Brooklyn: Times are tough out there. That being said, I appreciate my favorite brands — like @tayl...
05/19/2020

#TuesdayThoughts from Brooklyn: Times are tough out there. That being said, I appreciate my favorite brands — like @taylorstitch — giving back, & I know that supporting small businesses is more crucial than ever right now 🙏🏻
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All that being said, Taylor Stitch still won’t compromise on quality, which is what makes this new Long Haul Jacket such a winner. As ever, you can (and should!) shop it at my #LinkInBio. Stay safe & strong, friends!

A Monday mood 💯Here’s a look at part of my set-up — travel trinkets, timepieces, a journal, notebooks ... all tools of t...
05/18/2020

A Monday mood 💯Here’s a look at part of my set-up — travel trinkets, timepieces, a journal, notebooks ... all tools of the trade! Have a safe one, my friends.

A Sunday PSA: You can pick up this @taylorstitch Jack Shirt at my bio link! Alright, time for coffee. Tap to check out t...
05/17/2020

A Sunday PSA: You can pick up this @taylorstitch Jack Shirt at my bio link! Alright, time for coffee. Tap to check out the other brands I’m rocking today 💯☕️ #TaylorStitch #BuiltForTheLongHaul

Today’s Saturday gear = 💯It all starts with a new @taylorstitch Western shirt (shop the brand at my bio link!), plus cla...
05/16/2020

Today’s Saturday gear = 💯It all starts with a new @taylorstitch Western shirt (shop the brand at my bio link!), plus classic @seavees sneakers. Enjoy your day as much as possible, folks!

Friday = fresh beer, good whiskey (on the rocks!) and the essentials — it’s the way to go these days! Very excited to tr...
05/15/2020

Friday = fresh beer, good whiskey (on the rocks!) and the essentials — it’s the way to go these days! Very excited to try my first-ever @wildeastbrewing beer, made right here in Brooklyn! 🍻 What are we sipping on tonight?

#TBT to better times at @optimismbrewing, the last brewery I visited on my last trip before the new abnormal hit. Wishin...
05/14/2020

#TBT to better times at @optimismbrewing, the last brewery I visited on my last trip before the new abnormal hit. Wishing everyone safety, health & maybe some cold beer in the meantime! 🍻

Some Wednesday style & reading inspo — has anyone else enjoyed “A Visit from the Goon Squad” or another great read this ...
05/13/2020

Some Wednesday style & reading inspo — has anyone else enjoyed “A Visit from the Goon Squad” or another great read this quarantine? How are you all passing the time out there? Pour some coffee & let me know! ☕️👀

05/13/2020
The List: Gear Up For Spring with the Best New Men’s Style Essentials

‪Henleys, chinos, leather boots & a spring crewneck — these are all of my top gear picks today: https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/13/the-list-gear-up-for-spring-with-the-best-new-mens-style-essentials/ #mensstyle #WednesdayWisdom ‬

Folks, here we sit at the start of another spring week. As has been the case lately, these are strange and trying times we live in — and once again, a lot of us are changing our routines and …

A perfect start to the day? New coffee AND a new jacket from @taylorstitch, both shoppable in my bio link ☕️☕️☕️ #ButFir...
05/12/2020

A perfect start to the day? New coffee AND a new jacket from @taylorstitch, both shoppable in my bio link ☕️☕️☕️ #ButFirstCoffee

‪This rugged carryall is perfect for your #EverydayCarry — start off the week right: https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05...
05/11/2020
See Now, Buy Now: This Billykirk Carryall Is the Best Duffle Bag for Spring and Summer

‪This rugged carryall is perfect for your #EverydayCarry — start off the week right: https://the-style-guide.com/2020/05/11/see-now-buy-now-this-billykirk-carryall-is-the-best-duffle-bag-for-spring-and-summer/‬

‪#MondayMotivation ‬

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: Billykirk, out of New Jersey, is making some of the best leather goods on the planet right now … period. It’s as simple as that. OK…

Stepping into socially distanced spring style — big fan of this TS Project Jacket for “solo stroll” layering. Shop @tayl...
05/10/2020

Stepping into socially distanced spring style — big fan of this TS Project Jacket for “solo stroll” layering. Shop @taylorstitch at my bio link right now 🙏🏻

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The start of spring means you need a great spring polo -- and a way to wear it -- check out today's new #OOTD: https://the-style-guide.com/2020/04/14/ootd-how-to-wear-your-new-favorite-polo-for-spring-weather/ #mensstyle
A Western shirt can be your secret style move for spring -- here's today's new #OOTD to show you how: https://the-style-guide.com/2020/03/31/ootd-try-out-a-new-way-to-wear-a-western-shirt-for-spring/ #mensstyle