See the J. Stark Prospect Briefcase above? It’s exhibit A in today’s post — everyday essentials to carry you through the month(s) ahead. August is an interesting time in terms of the menswear calendar. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got your eye on men’s style essentials to buy for fall, yet the temperatures outside might still read summer. What’a guy to do in that case? In the opinion of your humble editor, that means you should buy pieces that’ll work both in August and in September, or October, or November … and beyond. Like the Prospect Briefcase. So, let’s shop this week’s edition of The List, shall we?
GrowlerWerks Black Matte uKeg — $169
Viberg Hiker Boots — $710
Bulletprufe Tobacco Brown Denim — $98
Timex Archive Waterbury United Watch — $120
Is it possible to find a watch that works stylistically both in the summer and the fall? Yes, sir. The Timex Archive Waterbury United Watch, with a stone-washed cotton strap and easy-to-wear design, is that watch.
J. Stark Prospect Briefcase — $295
As you’ve seen at the top of the page, the J. Stark Prospect Briefcase has exactly the right type of all-season style and dependability that you need — it’s a piece that’s going to work as handsomely this month as it will later this fall.
Taylor Stitch Legend Sunglasses — $175
Can Taylor Stitch make sunglasses? They sure can. The Taylor Stitch Legend Sunglasses are exactly what you’d expect from these guys — just unique enough to stand out from the pack, blending modern and retro design. They’re quite possibly the perfect pair of sunglasses to buy now … and then wear on sunny fall days.
ArmorLux Short-Sleeve Breton Shirt — $55
Blind Barber 30 Proof Styling Cream — $18
For under $20, you get a terrific Blind Barber styling cream that’s going to make your summer ‘do last well into fall.
So, which of the above picks do you like — or love — the most? For me, it’s got to be the dependable style and rugged nature of the J. Stark Prospect Briefcase — a piece to buy now, and then carry for months and months to come. Happy shopping out there, and feel free to catch up with me on Twitter if you like what you’ve read.