The List: Roll Into Summer with the Best Men’s Style Essentials to Shop This Season

Do you feel ready for summer yet? Not quite? Maybe? That’s why we’re going to help you get into shape today (in terms of clothing, that is). Our ongoing series The List is focused on the best summer style essentials your money can buy, from an essential casual T-shirt to an investment-worthy suede jacket for chilly nights and long bonfires. Rest assured, these picks have you set for road trips and work days and cookouts aplenty. Shop on.

Flint and Tinder Graphic Tee in Vintage Black — $38
An easygoing tee with a subtly stylish logo.
There’s nothing wrong with working a little visual interest into your T-shirt rotation — the Flint and Tinder Graphic Tee is subtly stylish and very well-made.
Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Sand Suede — $848
Your answer as to what to wear to a late-night bonfire, an early morning hike … and everywhere in between.
Lest you think you won’t be needing a stylish jacket any time this summer … you will. And for my money’s worthy, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is a perfectly rugged and casual piece for chilly mornings and nights aplenty.
New England Outerwear 2-Eye Chukka Moc — $270 
Durable moccasin-style boots that were practically made for lazy summer days.
There’s something about the classically preppy design of the 2-Eye Chukka Moc from New England Outerwear that would feel right at home when worn to backyard cookout … and maybe a sunset boat ride.
Taylor Stitch Minimalist Billfold in Canyon — $98
Is it possible for a wallet to be … handsome? With this Taylor Stitch billfold, it is.
When you reach for your wallet to pick up the tab on your next date this summer, make sure you reach for a well-crafted wallet like the Taylor Stitch Minimalist Billfold.
Levi’s Leather Moto Trucker Jacket — $498
Team up your slim Levi’s jeans with this badass leather moto jacket.

Full-grain black leather, a slim fit and classic detailing make this Levi’s leather moto jacket a beautiful and investment-worthy outerwear choice. Now all you need is a rock show to see.

Allen Edmonds Montauk Plain Toe Chukka Boots — $227.50 (When On Sale) 
Perhaps the best chukka boots your hard-earned dollars can buy this summer.
There’s quite literally not a thing wrong with these stylish suede chukka boots from Allen Edmonds. From the durable crepe sole to the simple, classic silhouette and construction, you’ve just found your new summer boots. Seriously.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ’53 Compression Watch — $1,195
A heck of a watch, with the construction, performance and price tag to match.
Want a watch with an eye-popping price tag … and stunning quality? The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ’53 Compression Watch delivers on both fronts. Talk about an investment-level timepiece.
Raleigh Denim Graham Jeans — $225
Richly crafted jeans made with heritage quality.
Beautifully made light wash jeans in an agreeable cut are going to be a style secret weapon of sorts the next time you feel like going casual and laidback this season.
Well, that’s closing out this edition of The List.  Of the above picks, which ones can’t you get enough of? I love both the ruggedly casual style of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ’53 Compression Watch and the investment-worthy quality of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. Feel free to chime in on Twitter, and thanks for reading!
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