Quick, check your calendar — just as quickly as we were talking about the best men’s gear to wear for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond), well, now comes the time to talk about the top men’s style essentials for the Fourth of July (and of course, beyond that). Much like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July is all about casual versatility — maybe you’ve got a weekend at the cabin lined up, followed by some boating and some beers … here’s what to wear. Hitting the road for summer travel upstate? Again, check out my favorite gear picks for the season. And we’re going to start you off with a pair of the most stylish shorts to wear the entire weekend. Cheers!
Wellen Cruiser Shorts — $68
For a weekend with as much that goes into it as the Fourth of July, you need a pair of the best men’s shorts, a pair with as much versatility as the Wellen Cruiser Shorts — from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar, these are your new favorite shorts.
To go with your new favorite shorts, wear a classic casual shirt in a sharp navy — this shirt from Mott and Bow is subtly stylish, and as fit to wear on the road as it is out to dinner when you arrive for your vacation.
YORK Athletics Mfg. Henry Mid Sneakers — $125
Casual, versatile sneakers are the name of the game if your Fourth of July means an impromptu football game breaks out as you’re manning the grill — you can’t go wrong with YORK Athletics Mfg., folks.
What’s on your Fourth of July weekend agenda? Perhaps a nice evening out is in order? In that case, you need one of the best men’s blazers — hence, the Relwen Utility Trap Blazer, a jacket that’s perfect for travel and also evening cocktails.
KC Cattle Co. — Price Varies
Let’s pivot away from menswear for a second — and pivot toward what you’re grilling out this Fourth of July weekend. Go with a choice cut of Wagyu beef, available via an easy ordering process from this standout, high-quality, veteran-owned company (Take it from me — this is delicious).
Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag — $425
If you want one of the best men’s weekender bags to elevate your Fourth of July travels — or really, any trip at all that you take — then you want the remarkable, made-to-carry-anything Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag.
Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede — $348
Flint and Tinder Overshirt — $118
When it gets breezy during Fourth of July fireworks or that weekend bonfire, wear this tough overshirt from Flint and Tinder — tough, yet lightweight. One of the best men’s overshirts for summer, easily.
Another item in today’s edition of The List, and another pick from Wellen — stylish, sustainable, and simply perfect for the Fourth of July (and any time you need a classic short-sleeve shirt, in essence). Pair this up with the Wellen Cruiser Shorts for maximum impact.
Autodromo Le Mans Blue Watch — $624.98
The super sharp Autodromo Le Mans Blue isn’t a watch for everyone — but if you want to nod toward the holiday while still wearing a stylish sport watch, this is the way to go. You can even pair it with a white Oxford and slim tan chinos for a casual patio dinner.
Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $148
OK, so let’s say at some point during the Fourth of July weekend that you actually do need to smarten up beyond tailored shorts … in that case, slim chinos from Adam Marr are the way to go. You can even wear them with a classic short-sleeve shirt, just for good measure.
Sixpoint Brewery Citrus Jammer — Price Varies
We’ve talked about what to wear and what to grill for the Fourth of July weekend — now, here’s what to drink. The Sixpoint Citrus Jammer is a classic session beer, with a lemon-lime twist for good measure — it’s immeninently crushable all weekend long.
OK, folks. That’s going to just about do it for this week’s take on The List — of the above men’s style essentials, which ones did you dig the most? I’ll be sipping on a Sixpoint Citrus Jammer while I pack up my Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag and plan outfits around the Wellen Cruiser Shorts. Have a great Fourth of July weekend, everyone, and thanks for reading!