How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J’waye Covington

We believe that you should have at least one great pair of denim in your closet to carry you throughout every season, no matter the weather – you know, that one pair of jeans that’s just right. More than ever, we appreciate denim that not only looks great but also feels great. We place a lot importance on being simultaneously comfortable and on-trend, and we have the denim to prove it. Menswear Instagrammer J’waye Covington tried out the AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean (it moves with you and doesn’t lose it’s shape) & made the denim his own with a minimalist, edgy look that we totally want to try out this weekend.

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

Meet J’waye:
“Hey! I’m J’waye, but you can call me J. I’m a 21-year-old student living in the city of Charlotte. I’ve always had a love for photography and the idea of Men’s fashion, so I decided to combine the two – sharing my life, personal style, love for design and coffee on my Instagram.”

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

What Inspired J’waye Look:
“It’s always hard for me to find a pair of jeans that fit and feel comfortable when I’m wearing them. I’ve always supported American Eagle’s jeans, and once they released their Flex/Denim line, I was ecstatic. The new Flex gives me freedom to do any and everything, while keeping me looking stylish and feeling comfortable!

I decided to match my Extreme Flex Slim Straight denim with a basic white tee, black and white sneakers and a beanie. To add a little more edge to the look I took out my leather jacket, making this the best outfit to wear on the go while still looking cool and stylish!

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

Shop J’waye’s Look: 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean | Long Sleeve Pocket Crew T-Shirt (Similar)
Chunky Turn Up Beanie (Similar) | Military Bomber Jacket (Similar)
Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneaker (Similar) | Stripe Classic Crew Sock (Similar)

Show us how you style our 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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How To Style The Birdseye Crew Sweater With Ryan Clark

Sweaters are great for a lot of reasons – they’re easy to pop on, versatile and,best of all,  warm. Because sweaters are so versatile, you can easily change them up to suit any style simply by switching out what you pair them with. For months now, we’ve seen sweaters worn with destructed jeans, bomber jackets, sneakers – basically anything and everything grunge-inspired. That’s why we’re excited to share this look featuring our Birdseye Crew Sweater styled by Ryan Clark from @ryanclarkstyles and High Fashion Living. It’s a little more polished with just the right amount of edge (check out the cuffed pants paired with structured boots), and you could definitely wear this anywhere from school to work to a night out with the guys. Add a collared shirt under the sweater for an added layer of prep to balance out the look.

How To Wear The Birdseye Crew Neck Sweater With Ryan Clark

Meet Ryan:
Ryan is the Founder and Creative Director of @HighFashionMen & @HighFashionLiving. He is the blogger behind @ryanstylesnyc and a GQ Fashion Influencer.

“Ryan recently moved to NYC to pursue his passion for fashion. Originally setting out to make his mark on the field of medicine, Ryan left Texas and prospects of medical school behind to further the growth of  High Fashion Men. His unique style and approach to men’s fashion has built a diverse celebrity clientele, an expansive social media following, and  a respected fashion platform in a relative short period of time.”

Shop Ryan’s Look: Birdseye Crew Sweater | Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt (Similar)
Slim Cropped Extreme Flex Chino (Similar) | Leather Plain Toe Boot (Similar)

Show us how you style our Birdseye Crew Sweater with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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How To Style The Suede Jacket With TrendStyled

Outerwear is in. From bombers to popovers, jackets are definitely on our radar. Throwing a jacket to over your #AEOSTYLE is the perfect way to add interest and texture to your look, and our Suede Jacket is a great example of this. Made with one-hundred percent suede and on-trend details like front pockets and soft ribbing, this jacket will elevate a simple tee & jeans. Menswear blogger Saul Carrasco from Trend Styled styled the Suede Jacket & Core Flex Skinny Jean with an urban, worn-in vibe. Check out Saul’s full look below, and if you want to see more of his past #AEOSTYLE give his posts a look here & here.

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Meet Saul: Saul Carrasco is a Texas born transplant now based in Los Angeles and New York City working as a men’s lifestyle blogger. With his blog Trend Styled, Saul captures the lifestyle of the new modern guy by providing daily inspirations from his experience in balancing busy, city life with a relaxed state of mind. via TrendStyled

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

What Inspired Saul’s Look: “I love the weight of this suede jacket. It’s the perfect fall layer that I like to pair down with some essential Flex denim. No matter if I’m heading out on the town or just running some errands, this piece will be layered on all season long.”

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Shop Saul’s Look: Suede Jacket Core Flex Skinny Jean
Seriously Soft Crew T-Shirt (Similar) | Leather Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you style our Suede Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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Outdoor Adventures In AEO Flex Shorts

Now that warm weather has arrived, it’s time for your casual look to undergo a drastic change; trade in those sweaters & boots for shorts & sandals and get outside! Even if you’re short on time, there are plenty of adventures waiting. To take the guesswork out of planning, we’ve mapped out four short adventures you can do in a day… and the best AEO Flex shorts to go with ‘em.

Make the Climb
It’s as simple as getting to your nearest park, or even venturing out on an urban hike. Whether you explore the trails around you or blaze your own, your AEO Hybrid Shorts are designed to move with you, using revolutionary stretch technology.

Plus, some of the most challenging mountains on the planet might actually be right in your neighborhood. Need some recommendations? Check out Issaquah Alps & Cougar Mountain just outside of Seattle, Griffith Park in West Hollywood or Bear Mountain near NYC.

We’ve mapped out four short adventures you can do in a day… and the best AEO Flex Shorts to go with them.

Shop The Look: Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short | Legend Henley T-Shirt | Folding Aviator Sunglasses
Bandana | Straw Fedora Hat (Similar) | Teva Suede Sandal

Check Out a Show
Concerts always pop up over the summer months, so keep your eyes open for shows in your city. We can’t think of anything more fun than spending the day listening to your favorite songs, live.

For ultimate comfort, try our new Baja shorts, which mix the ease of athletic wear with a fresh beach-inspired silhouette. Our latest collection is full of solid and patterned options to really elevate your look. Pair your shorts with a slim-fit button down or a printed tee and finish the look with your go-to sneakers.

Go Paddleboarding
Nothing says adventure like getting into the great outdoors. If you’re heading out for a really active jaunt, pull on a pair of Flex board shorts or trunks. Each pair is made with 4-way stretch fabric so you won’t feel constricted as you’re moving out on the water. Plus, the quick-drying fabric is perfect for going from swim to street.

Grab your sunscreen and a tank or legend tee, and head to your nearest river or lake. Paddleboarding is becoming increasingly popular, so you should be able to find a spot that offers the water sport in your city.

Create a Backyard BBQ
Take some time to plan a chill backyard barbeque.  All you’ll need? A hot grill and something cool to drink! This short adventure starts as soon as you turn on the tunes. Play some yard games to extend the afternoon, and make sure you’re wearing your Flex Flat Front Shorts for an iconic look with ultimate comfort and retention. A revolutionary blend of cotton and elastic fibers helps keep you cool while you’re on the move or manning the grill.

What short adventure will you take this summer? Tell us in the comments below & show us your shorts with #AEOSTYLE.

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Men’s Now Trending: Made to Wander

Can you ever go wrong with a Plaid Button Down Shirt? The answer is no. It’s rustic and sophisticated at the same time. Don’t ask us how that works, it just does. Pair with a Denim JacketSkinny Khaki Pant and Desert Boot to achieve that perfect #AEOSTYLE.


Shop the Look:
AE Denim Jacket
AEO Plaid Button Down Shirt
AE Skinny Khaki Pant
Clarks Originals Desert Boot

We’re taking cool and collected to a whole new level this summer. Those classic shorts you can’t live without? We’ve added a desert feel with southwestern-inspired prints and paired them with a traditional Denim Western Shirt. It’s laid-back cool with an expected twist – individual style at its absolute best.

We want to see your #AEOSTYLE. Share a photo on Instagram or Twitter with #AEOSTYLE for a chance to be featured on

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Behind the Seams: Thorogood Boots

Behind the Seams: Thorogood Boots

We spoke with Men’s Associate Footwear Buyer Tony R. about our newest footwear offering – Thorogood Boots. Read on to learn more about this iconic footwear brand.


Thorogood has been around since 1855. What’s their story?

It all started in 1855, when Peter Weinbrenner moved from Germany to Milwaukee and set up shop as a small time cobbler repairing boots and shoes. His son, Albert, followed in his father’s footsteps and started as an apprentice cobbler under his father in 1878.

At the young age of 27, Albert Weinbrenner teamed up with Joseph Pfeifer and opened up shop selling shoes and boots, specializing in work boots. In 1900, Weinbrenner and Pfeifer bought the Knoll Shoe Company in order to enter the shoe and boot manufacturing business. It was bought for only $1,500 and was called the Albert H. Weinbrenner Company. Back then, the Weinbrenner Company only made about 60 pairs per day. Jumping forward to 1905, Weinbrenner began nationwide distribution and increased their daily output to 2,500 pairs per day—and, as a result, moved to a larger facility.

The Thorogood brand wasn’t introduced until 1918, in response to the growing demand for specialized boots for various trades, in this case workwear. A pair of boots, in the first years of Thorogood, would set you back $7-$8, only costing about $4 wholesale. After 150 years, Weinbrenner is the largest “Made in the USA” footwear manufacturer. Thanks to patents for boot construction and material design, Thorogood is also a leading force in the boot market.

How did you discover Thorogood Boots?

I have to chalk that one up to my dad. My dad has been in construction his entire life and on top of that a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America for as long as I can remember. He has always preached paying for quality and supporting Union Made. No matter if it’s shoveling snow or mowing the lawn, he’s in his boots. This is where my obsession over boots and the story that comes with them began—with my dad in his shorts wearing boots while mowing the lawn.

What’s the key to styling Thorogood Boots?

A straight leg jean (preferably a heavier ounce selvage) and your favorite flannel. Top it off with a wool CPO coat and you’re ready to take on any day.

What makes Thorogood Boots not only a great style piece for fall, but a great value too?

The materials and attention to detail make these boots more than worth the money. You’re not just getting an amazing pair of boots here. You’re getting over 150 years of experience and practice going into each pair. It’s an investment into something you will own for years and years to come, that over time will fit and break in by the way you move.

You mention a few things in the video: Horween leather and a Goodyear Welt. Can you tell us a little bit more about those two things?

Horween is a tannery out of Chicago that was founded in 1905. They make all their leathers by hand the same way they were made generations ago.

Goodyear Welt refers to a traditional method of attaching the upper and insole of a shoe or boot to the bottom (sole) of the shoe. This process is named for the inventor of the machinery, Charles Goodyear. The benefit of this process is that the shoe or boot can be resoled repeatedly, greatly expanding its lifespan.

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