The List: Prep for Labor Day with Your New Favorite Menswear Essentials

Classic chinos made from quality materials — as essential now as in early fall.

Folks, check your calendar, check your watch or set a reminder on your phone — Labor Day isn’t too far off. What does that mean, exactly? Well, that means that summer is drawing to an end — and it also means that your shopping for men’s style essentials certainly shouldn’t be done yet. The key, as we’ve talked about this month, comes with reaching for menswear essentials to get you through Labor Day and into fall — like the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos shown above. So, without further ado … let’s go to it!

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Olive — $98
Timeless chinos to take you through Labor Day and well beyond.
I can’t recommend the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos enough — in this instance, the rich Olive color of these classic men’s chinos should work nicely for Labor Day weekend travel, and then dinner & drinks once you get where you’re going. My footwear suggestion? Wear ’em with the Taylor Stitch Brogues in Espresso Leather.
Sunski Yubas Sunglasses — $55
Seriously cool sunglasses at a seriously affordable price.
You  can’t underestimate the value and style you’re getting with the remarkable Sunski Yubas Sunglasses. Well-made, affordably priced and ready to be worn to the beach with stylish boardshorts this coming Labor Day.
Bespoke Post Worn Box —$55
A tough leather belt and an equally tough brass money clip? That’s a heck of a value, ehh?
The folks at Bespoke Post simply excel at curating thoughtful menswear essentials for any season (much less the end of summer), like the Bespoke Post Worn Box. This thing gives you a made-in-America leather belt, plus a durable brass money clip for your everyday carry.
Marathon General Purpose Quartz Watch — $179.98
A stylish & rugged watch to close out your summer.
The end of summer calls for one last outdoor adventure — and a rugged watch that can stand up to the test. The Marathon General Purpose Quartz Watch is one such watch. Keep it handy for fall with a denim shirt & tan chinos.
Outerknown S.E.A. Pocket Tee — $38
A simple pocket tee that just so happens to be stylish and eco-conscious.
Stylish and sustainably made, the Outerknown S.E.A. Pocket Tee is an end-of-summer essential, ideal for wearing on  its own with light wash denim, and even more ideal for wearing under a cotton-linen cardigan on a chilly Labor Day weekend night.
Anonymousim Anchor Jacquard Crew Socks — $20
Some of the nicest socks money can buy, in a summer-ready nautical pattern.
You need stylish men’s socks on your feet no matter the season — it just so happens that the Anonymousism Anchor Jacquard Crew Socks channel some nautical style inspiration for that final weekend on the beach or lake.
LEMS Shoes Boulder Boots — $125
Tough, easily packable leather boots, an ideal way to close out summer.
What rugged leather boots are you wearing for one last weekend camping trip? Make that the LEMS Shoes Boulder Boots. Super comfortable, super easy to pack & super easy to wear to the bar with rolled dark denim later.
Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Hoodie — $98
The hoodie you didn’t know you needed for cool summer nights.
When a T-shirt just won’t cut it out this coming Labor Day, reach for the excellent Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Hoodie. Easygoing and laidback, this stylish hoodie is perfect for a summer bonfire.
Yuketen Handsewn Camp Moc in Indigo — $300
Cool, well-crafted footwear that can work very well at an end-of-summer BBQ.
Are you sensing a theme here? Rugged-yet-stylish gear that’s both laidback and yet well-made — case in point, the summer and fall-friendly Yuketen Handsewn Camp Moc. Wear ’em with a white slub tee and rolled tan chinos.
GrowlerWerks 128oz. Limited Edition Bundle — $299
All the necessary picks for knocking back a cold one (or four).
What’s one essential you need to bring to your Labor Day BBQ or weekend getaway? The GrowlerWerks Limited Edition Bundle, a craft beer must-have that’s all the more necessary if you happen to be hosting. Bottoms up.
Flint and Tinder Mill Pant — $98
Tough-yet-tailored outdoor pants, made in America.
So, you’re sitting around the campfire this Labor Day weekend — what are you wearing? Answer: The Flint and Tinder Mill Pants, a tough pair of outdoor pants that just so happen to be surprisingly stylish.
Grayers Eastvale Blazer — $138.98
An easygoing cotton blazer that should pair nicely with tan chinos, a white Oxford and leather loafers.
If it’s a laidback, stylish casual blazer that you seek for your final outdoor wedding or business retreat, the Grayers Eastvale Blazer, featuring 100 percent cotton in a soft pin dot weave, is the blazer you need to buy now.
So, my dear friends — is there a menswear essential from the above list that caught your eye for Labor Day weekend? For me, I dig the rugged, versatile style of the Yuketen Handsewn Camp Moc — ideal for pairing up with classic looks like slim light wash denim and a white slub henley. That’s all for now — enjoy the end of summer, folks!
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