See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch California Shirt Belongs In Your Summer Wardrobe

Yet another standout summer style essential from Taylor Stitch. From the rich indigo color to the cool pattern, it’s just … excellent. Styled here with the terrific Timex x Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Watch & the “Hustle” Oxford Pennant.

As we all know here at The Style Guide, we preach quality over quantity, investing in timeless pieces and then, well, wearing the heck out of those pieces. From the perfect white T-shirt to a must-have short-sleeve shirt, Taylor Stitch is a brand that, at least for your humble author, makes a TON of those sorts of pieces. And the latest one for your consideration? Well, that’d be the Taylor Stitch California Shirt, as seen above. The California Shirt is absolutely a summer style essential that’s too good to be true. Well, nearly too good to be true. How’s that so? As I type I happen to be wearing the California Shirt — and it’s every bit as good as advertised. The California Shirt in Indigo Pyramid is, first and foremost, made from seriously cool indigo dyed slub cotton. That gives it a unique feel and texture, perfect for wearing on its own this summer, or else atop a striped tee or henley. Make no mistake, though — the California Shirt isn’t flimsy … nor is it overly heavy. It’s just right.

It’s a shirt that manages to feel laidback and yet just ever-so-slightly refined — chalk that up to the brand’s perfectly-sized California collar (able to be worn with or without a tie). Plus, the perfect length allows the California Shirt to be worn tucked in or untucked. What does that mean for you, well-dressed fella? That means you should feel free to wear the California Shirt with all manner of summer style staples, from classic khaki chinos and white canvas sneakers to dark denim and stylish brown leather brogues. On that note, you can layer the California Shirt in Indigo Pyramid under or over darn near anything, too. The California Shirt works atop a slub T-shirt for a summer bonfire, or beneath a rugged military jacket on a breezy summer night. Don’t forget: You can also wear the California Shirt in Indigo Pyramid all on its own with slim light wash denim and suede chukkas, sleeves rolled up. For $125, that’s plenty of styling potential. In fact, it might be all the summer styling potential you need.

Are you a fan of the California Shirt in Indigo Pyramid? What say you of these styling tips? 


#OOTD: Wear This Gear to the Beach This Summer

We try to cover style scenarios aplenty here at The Style Guide, from how to wear your favorite T-shirt to the best way to wear a denim jacket this summer. Well, let’s take things a step further. Which is to say, even when you think looking stylish falls by the wayside, it doesn’t — not even at the beach. Yessir, heading to the beach for a relaxing day — or a series of days — calls for gear that’s situationally appropriate (leave the jeans at home), plus seriously stylish. I think today’s #OOTD covers all those bases, and then some. Think of it like, well, a sandier version of your favorite casual outfit.

So, tailored swim shorts that mimic the fit of your favorite pair of chino shorts, plus a rugged henley and an investment-level watch. Those are but a few of the essentials I think you might find handy the next time you head to the beach. Think of it this way: The best beach gear can have you feeling as sharp and stylish as you do when you throw on your favorite polo or a crisp pair of dark denim. If it fits well and looks great, it’s going to amp up the way you feel that much more. This is something of a Style Guide 101 principle, but it’s a helpful reminder for me as I plan for a beach vacation myself. At any rate, enjoy this #OOTD and let’s hit the beach!

Tailored swim shorts, a cool henley and a tough-as-heck beach bag are but some of the beach essentials you need.
  • The Swim Trunks: Onia Calder 7.5-Inch Swim Shorts, $78.98 — Crucially, these stylish swim shorts fit more like tailored shorts than the baggy, pocket-ridden trunks of days past — Onia has outdone themselves.
  • The Henley: La Paz Ribas Henley, $55 — A rugged henley like the the La Paz Ribas Henley offers cooler style and much more visual interest than a standard tee. Plus, it looks great when grabbing a post-beach beer.
  • The Shoes: SeaVees Baja Slip-On Portal, $68 — These stylish SeaVees slip-ons are the perfect grab-and-go sneaker. They keep your feet cool, and blend in (the right way) when heading to the beach.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch, $1,195 — Exceptionally durable and very well-made, the beautiful Zodiac Super Sea Wolf is the last watch you’ll need to wear to the beach — it’s worth the money.
  • The Lotion: Ursa Major SPF18 Daily Defense Lotion, $54 — While it’s not got the highest SPF to stand up to super-heavy rays, the Ursa Major Daily Defense Lotion should be a reliable layer of protection to start.
  • The Beach Bag: Fishpond Thunderhead Large Submersible Duffel, $400 — Is the Fishpond Thunderhead Duffel a beast? Yes. Is it perhaps a bit much for your average beach trip? Maybe. Can it handle absolutely anything you need to carry? Yes, it can.
  • The Sunglasses: RAEN Pierce Sunglasses, $140 — Never head to the beach without stylish sunglasses. The RAEN Pierce Sunglasses are durable enough to take on the sun’s rays, and exceptionally cool on top of that.
  • The Extra Beach Essentials: Pendleton Spider Rock Towel, $42.98 AND RBT Insulated Beer Growler, $60
    — A surprisingly stylish Pendleton beach towel is what you’re sitting on, and the RBT Insulated Beer Growler is what you’re using to sip on your favorite summer beer. Cheers!

Have you loaded up your beach bag yet? Better yet, have you loaded up the Fishpond Thunderhead Duffel with everything you might need for your trip? Upgrading your beach gear starts with nailing the basics, like fit and color. That’s what makes the swim shorts shown here from Onia so great — they’re subtly stylish and seriously cool. A rugged henley like the the La Paz Ribas Henley is but one outfit upgrade you’d do well to keep in mind, as opposed to an old high school tee or an athletic logo T-shirt. For my money’s worth, you still need to wear great shoes to the beach, if only for a little bit — stylish SeaVees slip-ons help you pass that test with flying colors. And I’d wager you won’t find a better beach watch than the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, packed with standout specs and style. Accessories also play a major role, and there might not be a more important one in your beach bag than the Ursa Major Daily Defense Lotion — unless it’s the RAEN Pierce Sunglasses. I’d also wager that if you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re going to want to have one of your favorite tasty beverages handy; crucially, the RBT Insulated Beer Growler is the best way to do that. This list might seem a bit daunting at first, or like a bit much (ahem, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf), but these are all stylish choices that pay off in the end. You’ll look great, feel great and look forward to hitting the beach over and over this summer.

Of the above picks, which one is most essential for your next beach trip? Pay me a visit on Twitter to let me know! 


The List: Shop Our Favorite Summer Style Picks for Your Next Vacation

We’ve not yet reached the dog days of summer — far from it, in fact. So, shopping for summer style essentials should be top of mind. That’s especially true when you consider the fact that the Fourth of July is on the way in just a few weeks. With that being said, we’re recommending all manner of style staples, from classic khaki chinos to what just might be the perfect summer shirt. Read on below, and be sure to follow me on Instagram for even more #menswear.

Billy Reid Ombre Stripe Polo — $98
Wear this polo with tan chinos, a denim jacket and white leather sneakers to happy hour.
From the lightweight jersey knit fabric to the classic (yet not baggy) fit, this Billy Reid polo pairs with summer style essentials like slim light wash denim and white canvas sneakers. Quite easily, at that.
RAEN Pierce Sunglasses — $140
Just the right amount of bold and stylish.
Bold, affordably priced, and easy to wear with a classic polo shirt and tailored navy shorts — I present to you the RAEN Pierce Sunglasses.
Mollusk Surf Shop Khaki Chinos — $98
You need this in your summer wardrobe, and that’s that.

Constructed with durable fabric in an accomodating, yet cool, fit, these classic khaki chinos from Mollusk Surf Shop are an everyday workhorse, now and on into early fall.

Proof Performance Poplin — $128
Cotton, nylon and lycra, crafted into a tailored dress shirt ready for the office.
We wrote last month about the mobile versatility and effortless style of the Proof Performance Oxford — luckily, the Proof Performance Poplin has those same attributes baked right in, along with a dasy of easy-to-wear style.
Taylor Stitch Traveler Shorts — $88
It’s no surprise that Taylor Stitch excels at classic, stylish shorts.

Looking for stylish summer shorts to wear with that versatile poplin shirt? You’ve found ’em — the Taylor Stitch Traveler Shorts blend soft brushed twill with a tailored fit. Pair the Traveler Shorts with white sneakers for a summer BBQ.

Boarding Pass NYC “Work Hard, Play Hard” Duffel Bag — $99
Made with natural duck canvas, this bag blends sporty functionality with seriously cool style — perfect for hitting the road.
If you follow me on Instagram, perhaps you’ve seen that I’ve been traveling a far bit to visit my amazing girlfriend, Laura! Along the way, I’ve brought this dependable, tough-as-heck and casually designed Boarding Pass NYC duffel bag.
Taylor Stitch Trench Boots in Golden Weatherproof Suede — $348
Absurdly high-quality boots that pack a serious punch.
Now, we talked about Taylor Stitch shorts above … so why am I recommending the beautiful Taylor Stitch Trench Boots in the depths of summer? These rugged suede boots are worth your money now, if only to look forward to fall and winter.
La Paz Ribas Henley — $55
Casually rugged, classically stylish — that’s a great short-sleeve henley right there.
With its rugged styling potential and “tough guy vibes,” the La Paz Ribas Henley stands out nicely on its own or with a classic indigo denim jacket.
SeaVees Baja Slip-On Portal — $68
Meet your new favorite beach slip-on.
The SeaVees Baja Slip-Ons give you maximum “chill vibes” — they’re a set of stylish summer sneakers that can be worn to head to the pool or beach, and they don’t look half-bad with tailored navy shorts and, say, the La Paz Ribas Henley.
RBT Insulated Beer Growler — $60
Don’t leave home for your next BBQ without this growler.
You’ll be more than ready for your next cookout or picnic with the durable, subtly stylish RBT Insulated Beer Growler — yes, style is a factor when considering your next summer brew.
OK, my friends. Which of the above picks has caught your fancy? Although I dig the tasty utility of the RBT Insulated Beer Growler, I’d say my favorite is the Proof Performance Poplin — a tailored shirt that’s made to take on hot days aplenty. You’re going to need it, I’d wager.
Want a daily dose of men’s style? Again, head to Instagram for plenty more. 

Style Pick of the Week: WP Standard Weekender

Your next standout summer bag — it can go anywhere this season (and well beyond!).

We talked just last month about the ridiculously well-made and exceptionally stylish WP Standard Vintage Messenger, so it should come as no surprise that we’re all on board in terms of this week’s Style Pick — the WP Standard Weekender. That’s right: One brand. Two exceptionally stylish bags worthy of dropping some hard-earned cash on. Both available via Huckberry, helpfully. But for now, let’s turn our attention to this standout leather weekender bag, seeing as it’s high time you packed up for your next summer road trip. The WP Standard Weekender truly is one-of-a-kind, particularly if you’re a guy who values style that’s casual and effortless.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m a big fan of WP Standard’s shirting and outerwear — this is one brand that certainly nails the casual, effortless and pleasingly rugged style that so many of us love. And you know what? That’s what makes the WP Standard Weekender such a central component of your next road trip packing list. This bag is built to go anywhere you do this summer, but it’ll work best for weekend trips upstate and even a nice staycation or two. Made with full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, the WP Standard Weekender is built to last; hand-hammered copper rivets and a heavy-duty zipper also omplement the handsome design of this stylish leather weekender.

Durably built and featuring some stellar style details — like a heavy-duty zipper.

End pockets and an interior pocket also give you some much-needed space to store your everyday carry essentials — from must-have grooming pieces to a classic short-sleeve shirt, I’d say the WP Standard Weekender can take care of it all.  Did I mention that it’s guaranteed for life? That’s right — the brand is backing up what looks to be phenomenal construction and quality. If. like me, you’ve been traveling a fair amount, you know that the right bag is key. And to find one like the WP Standard Weekender, made from stylish leather and featuring timeless design? Well, that’s just icing on the cake.

The even better part about the WP Standard Weekender? It’s going to age as you use it, whether you tote it around town for that “stay-cation” or lug it across the country on a road trip. It’s the type of essential bag for summer travel that also complements plenty of casual outfits. That is to say, unlike a black nylon backpack or an athletic logo gym bag, the WP Standard Weekender is going to look every bit as great as your outfit (especially if you happen to be wearing a WP Standard chambray shirt or the brand’s rugged denim jacket). Now, who wouldn’t want a bag like that?

Are you going to be carrying the WP Standard Weekender with you on  your next summer trip? Let me know via Twitter! 

The Friday Read: Zodiac Watches, What to Wear on a Boat This Summer and the Best Beers to Drink Now

My dear friends, we’ve reached the conclusion of another exciting week here at The Style Guide! I’m particularly thrilled today to be welcoming my amazing, lovely girlfriend Laura to NYC for a weekend of city exploration and tons of fun! (On that note, be sure to check out her recent guest post on this site). We’re both really looking forward to some shopping, some tasty beer and cider, a few delicious meals, and, in honor of an early birthday weekend for Laura (!!), a Saturday night concert by rapper Logic at Madison Square Garden! Rap is a bit out of my wheelhouse — if you read the blog regularly, you’re aware of that! — but I couldn’t be more thrilled to check out what should be a wild, super fun show at an absolutely iconic venue. We’re also planning on checking out shops like Concrete & Water, helped along by what should be a healthy dose of iced coffee — naturally! I really, truly can’t wait. So, with the start of the weekend ahead, I’ll leave you to check out this week’s fun reads, as selected by yours truly. Cheers!

  • Hitting the water this weekend? Dress in style with my essential picks for what to wear on a boat this season. You absolutely can’t go wrong with my selections — at least, I think so. Shop now, hurry!
  • Laura is a great writer with an eye for style (check out her Instagram!) and an ear for excellent music — if you read her guest post on the blog a few weeks ago, you surely know that. With new tunes for the weekend in mind, I’d urge you to check out her recent Playlist Friday post, covering some of the best new music out there! Plug in and let’s look forward to the weekend, ehh?

  • As we always talk about here on The Style Guide, investing in the right kind of pieces can go a long way. Take the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, last week’s Style Pick of the Week on the blog. It’s unstoppable, it’s durably crafted and it’s tough as heck. Oh, and it’ll set you back a cool grand-plus. But hey, we can dream, right?
  • I’m always a fan of a tasty, flavorful and well-crafted beer. Particularly in the summer months, when the right beer can help you decompress and remind you of home. In the spirit of great drinking, I wrote about the best summer beers for GearMoose. I hope y’all enjoy! Cheers!

That’ll do it for me today in this edition of the Friday Read. Check out this essential casual shirt from Bridge & Burn for all your weekend adventures if you still need something to read. And with that, I bid you farewell! Until tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, that is. Thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: Mott & Bow’s Warren Denim Is As Classic As It Gets for Summer

Slim, made with a reliably stylish wash and priced to work plenty hard for you this summer.

Do you, like me, absolutely love yourself a stylish pair of denim? So much so that you can’t bring it upon yourself to hang up your slim jeans even when temperatures rise in the spring and summer? If that’s the boat you find yourself in, you best keep reading today’s all-new entry in our See Now, Buy Now series — the Mott & Bow Warren Denim are your solution, my fellow denim lovers. We certainly love ourselves some Mott & Bow denim here on the blog — that’s no secret. This E-commerce brand launched with a focus on denim in a range of sizes and crisp, classic washes, and they’ve since expanded that offering to everything from denim shirts to perfectly washed tees. I find myself coming back to the Warren Denim time and again for that crucial combination of rugged styling potential and a classic light wash, plus an easy wearability no matter how hot it gets. If that sounds like something you desperately need in the weeks and months ahead, you’re in luck.
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The Mott & Bow Warren Denim toe the line between a heavily retro-leaning light wash and a nice medium wash, making them ideal for wearing with outfits both laidback and a bit more crisp. Take, for instance, a heather grey pocket tee,  a lightweight navy blazer and classic suede boots. The Warren Denim are your go-to pick, all thanks to the cotton-elastane blend, the pleasing light weight and the slim fit. Feeling a little more rugged? Wear the Warren Denim with a rugged short-sleeve henley and classic canvas sneakers for all-day weekend style. The Warren Denim are made durably from Candiani denim, some of the best stuff out there. And the price point is more than agreeable, too. $128 for a slim pair of light wash denim that’ll last all summer? That’s a surefire bet, folks.

Are  you going to snag a pair of the Warren Denim for your summer wardrobe? How would you wear them? 

#OOTD: The Right Way to Wear a Chambray Shirt This Summer

We talk a lot here on The Style Guide about the best way to wear certain summer style essentials — case in point, this recent #OOTD covering how to wear a denim jacket.  Today, we’re talking about another summer style essential that’s truly crucial to pulling together a well-appointed wardrobe in warm weather: The chambray shirt. To be sure, owning a stylish chambray shirt isn’t a matter of life or death … but you’d definitely do well to pick up the slim chambray shirt we’re talking about in today’s ensemble.

The cool cotton and go-anywhere versatility of the chambray shirt makes it an easy choice to throw on with sharp white sneakers and an investment-level watch, even when the thermostat rises — as you’ll see in the below outfit. The best part about the CIVIC Jack Shirt? It’s going to prove plenty useful the rest of the year, too. But for right now, when you need to look presentable yet don’t want to throw on too many extra layers? Reach for a classic chambray shirt, made with a decidedly modern fabric. While we’re certainly not reinventing the wheel here, we’re giving you yet another way to wear this beloved wardrobe staple — no matter how hot it gets. Wear this look to a BBQ or to the bar, or to a balllgame. Heck, wear it to the office if you feel quite casual.

Want more styling tips (mixed with a healthy dose of craft beer and travel? Head to my Instagram

A versatile chambray shirt and white sneakers, plus a tremendously rugged and stylish watch? That’s all you need this summer. Besides pants, that is.
  • The Chambray Shirt: CIVIC The Jack Shirt in Sky Blue Chambray, $128 — From the partner brand of Taylor Stitch comes a versatile chambray shirt with a tailored cut and go-anywhere fabric. Ideal for summer.
  • The Pants: Mott & Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki, $128 — While we could go with chinos here, khaki jeans are decidedly more casual — and thanks to Mott & Bow, the Mercer Jeans are VERY easy to wear (it’s the stretch fabric construction!).
  • The Sneakers: SeaVees Monterey Sneakers, $54.98 — It’s tough to knock the combination of affordability, style and versatility you’re getting with classic SeaVees sneakers. I can’t recommend the Monterey Sneakers enough.
  • The Socks: CHUP Volant Socks, $32 — What socks to wear when you’ve got on a pair of low-cut sneakers? An comfortable yet-subtly stylish pair like the CHUP Volant Socks, of course.
  • The Belt: Levi’s Alturas Belt, $38 — Levi’s is a go-to brand for your favorite pair of denim, yet don’t turn a blind eye to the brand’s accessories; I’m a fan of the rugged leather of the Alturas Belt. It’s those small style details that matter.
  • The Watch: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch, $1,295 — Take it from a guy who loves his watches — the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 is a beast, and yet subtly stylish at the same time. The perfect counterpart to a classic chambray shirt, if you ask me.
  • The Hat: Huckberry Explorer’s Cap, $40 — The much-loved Huckberry Explorer’s Cap is a personal favorite. It’s a premium, stylish upgrade over your standard athletic logo cap, too. Give it a try with this #OOTD.
  • The Wallet:Wingback London Cash Wallet, $84 — Investing in a great leather wallet can be one of life’s finer pleasures. The Wingback London Cash Wallet will age handsomely each time you use it, too.

And with that … we’re done with today’s #OOTD! Feeling more confident about how to wear a chambray shirt, or reinvigorted with new ideas about how to style the CIVIC Jack Shirt in a way that’s new and fresh? Good. Great, even. The above look isn’t too complicated, although you could add a rugged denim jacket if you like. Complementary pieces like the Mercer Jeans from Mott & Bow keep this outfit casual and yet versatile — we’re all about comfort and style that can take you places (the ballpark, the bar, that BBQ … you get the drift). As one would expect, classic SeaVees sneakers also get the job done when it comes to go-anywhere style — the white Monterey Sneakers add crisp, casual style to this ensemble in particular. I’m also all about little details making the difference, from the neat pattern of the CHUP Volant Socks to the aged leather of the Alturas Belt — small styling touches add just enough visual interest to an outfit that’s packed with classics. Speaking of classics … I’m positive the investment-level quality (and matching price tag) on the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 is going to lend some serious style cred and classic style to this look, and a heck of a lot of others.  All that’s left to do? Throw on the Huckberry Explorer’s Cap, grab the stylishly rugged  Wingback London Cash Wallet, and hit the road. Summer’s in the bag, folks.

Let me know how you feel about the above look by checking in on Twitter.

The List: Shop for Father’s Day with these Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Dad

OK, folks. Father’s Day is coming this weekend. What are you buying for your dad or the father figure in your life? Haven’t figured that out yet? Look no further. In fact, let’s go with something he’ll love, something that’s a true summer style essential. Which begs the question: What does summer style mean to you and the father figure in your life? Does it mean stylish linen shirting, tailored shorts, clean sneakers and a cold beer in hand? Does it mean an adventure-ready watch teamed with a go-anywhere classic tee and rugged denim? Or perhaps … something else? Whatever it means to you, I guarantee this week’s edition of The List has summer style essentials aplenty, and gear you’ll both love. Let’s get to it.

Taylor Stitch Navy Mini Gingham Linen Shirt — $125
Breezy linen meets the Taylor Stitch cut you know and love.
What’s the best way to take on summer? With a subtly stylish, well-cut linen shirt from Taylor Stitch. Preppy without going overboard — ideal for the stylish dad (yourself included).
The Goods The Chord — $25
Is Dad ready to rock? He is now.
A neat accessories upgrade for the dad who loves to rock, this cool collaboration bracelet features basic jazz and guitar chords on the surface — the perfect accessory to wear to a concert, yes?
Nezumi Studios Bailene Watch — $500
The sporty, stylish answer to the question, “What’s on your wrist this summer?”
It truly wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t recommend a durable dive watch, would it? Featuring abrushed stainless steel case, a vintage diver design and a sporty slipthrough strap, the Bailene Watch has “investment-worthy” all over it — what dad doesn’t love a great watch, right?
Red Wing Heritage Chelsea Boots + Care Kit — $240
Stylish Chelsea boots from an extremely dependable brand — always a wise purchase.
Beautifully rugged and stylish Chelsea boots from Red Wing Heritage, teamed with a care kit? That’s an easy purchase, even in the summer. Who said all your rugged leather boots need be put away?
Grayers Blue Palm Leaf Summer Plain Weave Shirt — $78
A slightly muted print that’ll kick some serious ass at your next BBQ or happy hour.
Make no bones about it, you need a printed short-sleeve shirt in your summer wardrobe rotation. The Grayers Blue Palm Leaf Shirt takes a classic print and dials it down a bit.
Mott & Bow Slim Warren Jeans — $128
Light wash jeans that clean up quite nicely.

Searching for your new favorite pair of light wash denim? Mott & Bow is here to help — the brand’s Warren Jeans are stylishly crafted and certainly very easy to wear. That goes for your dad or yourself, mind you.

Thursday Boots Statesman Shoes in Brown — $180
Thursday Boots
Handsome, well-crafted dress shoes from a stellar boot brand.
Although there’s a waitlist at the time of this writing, the first-ever dress shoes from Thursday Boots are proving to be a versatile hit. Classic Oxford dress shoes like these ones work with summer style combos aplenty.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1950’s Sportswear T-shirt — $88
A throwback-inspired T-shirt to help you channel classic summer style.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a throwback division that the lauded jean maker has invested quite a bit of time and effort into, and the well-fitting 1950’s Sportswear T-shirt is a seriously cool upgrade from your classic summer tee.
Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses — $160
Classic sunglasses perfect for round after round of patio brews this summer.
Elevated, classic style is the name of the game with the Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses. They work with a classic navy polo and tan chinos as easily as they do with a crisp white tee and navy shorts.
Taylor Stitch Slim Jean in Cone Mills ’68 Selvage — $145
Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans
A classic pair of dark denim with the pedigree to back it up.
We’ve already covered the stylish light wash jeans you need for summer from Mott & Bow, so let’s take a second to sing the praises of the one-of-a-kind Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans featuring Cone Mills selvage. Boom. There you go.
Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $108.98
Summer-ready Chelsea boots — fully ready to wear with slim light wash denim.
What else are you going to wear with those Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans than a pair of classic Chelsea boots? The new Astorflex Bitflex, done up in an exclusive colorway, is a prime summer style pick.
Levi’s Commuter 511 Pants — $118
Undeniably stylish pants that also get the job done in terms of mobility.
The same great fit as your favorite Levi’s jeans, yet this time upgraded in a stretch fabric that’s perfect if you’re the type to bike or walk to work. Tailored style, a clean fit and plenty of mobility — what’s not to love about the Commuter 511 Pants?

My friends, that’s the end of today’s edition of The List. Which of the above picks can you simply not get enough of? For my money’s worth, I simply love the Bailene Watch from our friends at Nezumi Studios. Feel free to let me know your thoughts via The Style Guide Facebook page.

Style Pick of the Week: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch

A striking, sporty watch that also works at the office — it’s summer-ready, for sure.

Do we tend to emphasize affordable men’s style on this here blog? We certainly do. But every once in a while, isn’t it nice to step back, think of the big picture, and perhaps dream of an investment-worthy watch? Yes, yes it certainly is. That brings me to today’s Style Pick of the Week, the classically designed, functionally stylish Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — it’s every bit as good as the price tag would indicate. And there’s perhaps no better time to invest in a stylish casual watch that can go anywhere on land — and anywhere off land, for that matter. Featuring a rather astounding price tag — and equally astounding Swiss construction — the Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch is well-suited for whatever comes your way this summer.  Namely, the Super Sea Wolf is the rare watch that works as well in the office as it does off the clock. It’s sporty and yet understated, the type of watch to wear with a lightweight navy blazer, a striped pocke tee and slim chinos to the office. And when you really need to up the ante in terms of adventure-ready style? The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch is with you every step of the way.

It’s a highly accurate watch complete with a durable stainless steel case and 200 meters worth of water resistance — it’s certainly not just for show when it comes time to head out an excursion. SuperLuminova markings add to the readability of the sporty-yet-simple watch face, too. All told, there’s no watch like the  Super Sea Wolf in your collection currently (at least, I’d bet not). The black nylon strap is simple and understated, all the better to wear this watch with a slim navy polo and classic khaki shorts to a weekend happy hour. It’s also a vacation-ready watch — the durability and classic style is well-suited if you’re looking for a watch to wear for travel. Team it with a rugged denim jacket and a slub T-shirt for a polished airport look that’s still uniquely comfortable. The great thing is, the texture of the durable nylon strap also lends itself well to plenty of fall and winter ensembles (not that it’s pleasant to think that far ahead). Point being, a versatile and investment-level watch like the Super Sea Wolf should work as hard as you do — for the price tag, you need to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth. So, wear it with dark blue denim and a T-shirt, pair it with a navy polo and a slim khaki blazer … just ensure it’s on your wrist quite a lot this summer.

Are you going to invest in the Super Sea Wolf Watch? Let me know in the comments!