The List: Shop These Picks for the Best Men’s Gear for Memorial Day Weekend

The ready-for-anything shorts that are going to upgrade your summer style instantly.

You might have noticed already, but summer is fully on its way, with Memorial Day weekend approaching — and quickly, at that. That’s why today’s new edition of The List is going to tackle all the best new men’s gear for situations both functional and fashion-forward, starting with Memorial Day weekend and rolling through the rest of summer. Our first highlighted pick? Some of the best men’s shorts for which you can shell out your hard-earned dough: The Free Fly Hybrid Shorts. Make no mistake, we’re just getting started. Have a great week, then power on through to Memorial Day weekend.

Free Fly Hybrid Shorts — $65 

Tough shorts made with functional fabric for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond).

If you want to pack light for Memorial Day weekend — or any other summer adventure for that matter — you’d do worse than to pack the durable, versatile Free Fly Hybrid Shorts. They’re made with remarkable four-way stretch fabric that resists odors and wicks away moisture. In short, they’re the type of stylish shorts you can wear all summer long.

Sabah Sabah Slip-ons — $195

Sleek, refined slip-ons to pack in your bag, then wear all trip.

While these leather slip-ons are a more unique summer footwear option than you might normally be used to wearing, they’ll pair just as easily with chino shorts and a white tee as they will with tan chinos and a printed short-sleeve shirt for a refined outdoor dinner.

UNTUCKit x Fair Harbor Recycled Swim Trunks — $68

The sustainable and stylish swim trunks to upgrade your next beach trip.

The perfect mix of sustainabilty and style can be found in these swim trunks, which turn 11 former plastic bottles into one sharp pair of easygoing printed swim trunks. For under $70, they’re a downright steal for the quality.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Reverse Jacquard — $98 

A close-up look at your new favorite shirt.

It’s tough to top a shirt as stylish and essential as the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, particularly when it’s done up in a handsome Reverse Jacquard weave. A perfect four-season shirt that wears particularly well this summer alongside tan chino shorts and vintage leather sneakers.
Tecovas Calfskin Card Case — $45

The handsome, rugged card case to carry with you on the daily.

Today’s focus on men’s style essentials really runs the gamut, right on down to the everyday wallet that’s going to serve you more than ably. In this case, Tecovas has taken the same craftsmanship that makes its cowboy boots so great, then translated it on down to a slim, refined-yet-tough daily companion.
Timex x Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch — $99 (When On Sale)

The sharp, dependable watch to wear all summer.

A watch from Mr. Todd Snyder will never steer you wrong — guaranteed.
O’Douds Matte Paste — $18 (Get $10 Off Your First Order HERE)

The grooming essential that’s going to sharpen up your ‘do this summer.

Made right here in Brooklyn — well, right here for ME at least — the O’Douds Matte Paste is the high-hold, no-fuss styling option to keep your hair sharp (not weighed down) during spring and summer. Plus, you can now get $10 off your first order when you click through that link. That’s a great deal on a great grooming essential.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford — $118

The easygoing Oxford shirt to wear to the office or out on the weekend.

The term “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” might well apply to this classic Oxford shirt from Flint and Tinder — it’s the brand’s iconic, American-made Oxford shirt done up in a washed and dyed fabric. Perfect for summer.
American Giant Travel Pants — $98

Dependable stretch twill travel pants for your next trip.

If you follow the blog, you’re aware that American Giant takes great care to craft even the simplest of items — from T-shirts to its exceptional hoodies — with the utmost attention to detail. The same can be said for the durable stretch twill Travel Pants — they’ve served me very well getting around NYC and hopping crosscountry flights in equal measure.
Relwen Solid Pique Polo — $98

A unique take on the navy polo for all your summer style pursuits.

It shouldn’t surprise you that Relwen is making one of the best men’s polo shirts in the game — after all, they specialize in updating classic style staples for the modern man, and this timeless navy polo is no different.
Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt — $45

The comfortable, performance-minded T-shirt to wear all weekend.

You likely know Bluffworks from the brand’s performance-minded, travel-friendly denim. Allow me to introduce you to the Threshold T-Shirt, a tee that combines all the moisture-wicking reliability of a performance tee, and yet does so in a simple, stylish package. Try out the Threshold Tee with a light wash denim jacket and slim tan chinos for a bit of go-anywhere style.
Sturdy Brothers Man Carry Briefcase — $195

This dependable bag is going to carry you through Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Last but certainly not least, we’re closing out the week by taking a look at a tough everyday bag from Sturdy Brothers. Anything you need to carry or haul this weekend and beyond, the Sturdy Brothers Man Carry Briefcase gets the job done.
So, feeling ready for Memorial Day weekend and the rest of summer? What’s your favorite from the above picks? For me, it’s gotta be a classic Oxford shirt from Flint and Tinder, as ready for happy hour as it is for lounging around at home. Have a great weekend, folks.
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