The Friday Read: The Best Sustainable Brands, The Best Swim Trunks for Men & A New Windbreaker

Layer up for the weekend with the best new spring jacket to buy right now — from Grayers,no less.

My friends, welcome to Friday, and to today’s Friday Read, no less. I had originally planned to be in Cincinnati on this very day for the second-ever edition of The National Homecoming, a standout fest curated by my favorite band — of course, The National. But the current state of the world means that fest is no more, so the best I can do is catch a livestream of The National in the meantime, and shop for some of the best new men’s gear. More importantly though, this weekend is Mother’s Day! Make sure you’re getting the ladies in your life something special — I like these Mother’s Day gift suggestions from Valet, as it were. Maybe you also feel like treating yourself, though? On that note, I’ve got my eye on that Grayers windbreaker seen at the top of the — it’s the Grayers Randolph Stretch Windbreaker, to be specific — for weekend adventures (social distancing required). How about you? If you’re going stir-crazy, perhaps the stylish spring jacket shown above can help you get out and about properly. After all, it’s not a spring adventure without one of the best spring jackets in tow, is it?

But, we move on to the rest of today’s post. What have you been reading? Listening to? Watching? I’ve found some serious enjoyment in adding to my vinyl record collection, picking up favorites like “Singles” by Future Islands and the new Hamilton Leithauser record, the soulful and timeless “The Loves Of Your Life.” Might I also suggest you check out some high-quality record player options to spruce up your listening experience — if that’s your jam? Hours of weekend enjoyment await. For now though, let’s get into my picks this week. Be sure to join us for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and stay safe in the meantime.

But one of the many sustainable, rugged options you should consider shopping from Wellen — via my latest post for The Manual.

Your new favorite dive watch — available now for pre-order.

    • Here’s what you might call a crucial Kickstarter campaign reminder. We’ve talked in the past about how great Martenero watches are, and here’s your reminder to pre-fund the brand’s first dive watch, the Martenero Belgrano, ASAP. The campaign is giving you the chance to snag an exceptionally stylish stainless steel dive watch in four fresh colorways that call to mind classic dive watches. Crucially, if you pre-fund this watch now before May 21st (it’s set to ship this September), you’ll get it for a substantial discount (hundreds of dollars less!) than the retail price of $790. This is one of the coolest watches to buy now — the hardest part will be waiting for it. Again, pre-fund it now ASAP.
    • Let’s keep it rolling on the style and gear front. If you’re fortunate enough to have access to a pool or lake that still happens to be open (or heck, if you can get to the ocean), then this next post is going to be of interest to you (to say the least). Namely, I covered the best men’s swim trunks over at GearMoose, featuring brands like Flint and Tinder in the process. Get ready to hit the water (eventually), my friends.
    • Now, in the midst of all this craziness, I’d wager you’re still looking for ways to keep your style fresh and seasonally friendly. With that in mind, I’m going to direct you toward my ongoing series The List, covering the best new men’s gear for each and every season (and plenty of socially distanced occasions right now). It’s got everything you need to hang at home & explore on your own or with the family.

We’ll keep it focused on the blog here on last time before the weekend begins in earnest. Namely, if you need some stylish sneakers for the weekend, I’d suggest you check out GREATS Brand, and then take a good look at my guide covering how to wear white sneakers this summer. Even in these casual times at home, it still pays to look good. Well, my friends. That’s going to wrap up today’s Friday Read. Thanks for stopping by, and have a safe weekend!

-Beau

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