We’re back at it again with another edition of The List, my weekly roundup of the best men’s gear and menswear on the market. As one would expect, we’re focused today on plentiful summer style essentials, the kind of pieces that can help you navigate the strange times we live in — and do so in style, of course. We’ll dive into picks that could work as last-minute Father’s Day gifts, and we’ll also talk about some of the best men’s pants for summer (because you’ve got to wear something to work from home). Also on my list? Essentials like the very best men’s sunglasses and one of the best men’s henleys. OK, can’t wait to get started? Neither can I. (And to see what I’m rocking this summer, head on over to my Instagram).
Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98
Yes, that’s right. We’re back again with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, a true Huckberry classic that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. Already have a pair? Heck, get two or three pairs of these stylish five-pocket pants in fresh, summer-ready shades to round out your wardrobe. These are going to be your new favorite pants.
Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $99
We’ve recommended Mott and Bow sweatshirts before on the blog (in addition to the NYC brand’s stylish denim), and we’re back again today with this classic zip hoodie for breezy summer nights. Wear it as often as you want these casual days.
GrowlerWerks uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Maker — $199
What goes very well with a classic zip hoodie and the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants for a casual day at home? Why, plenty of the best cold brew coffee — and luckily, GrowlerWerks is offering up a cool, high-quality cold brew maker to power all your days at home. Get it via Bespoke Post.
Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Green Cast Selvage — $228
Quick, think of the best jackets for summer. What comes to mind? A rugged denim jacket, hopefully? One that you can layer with ease atop tees and henleys? That’s what the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket brings to your wardrobe, and it’s only going to get better the more you wear it.
Billykirk No. 527 Leather Portfolio — $125
Maybe spending more time at home has made you emphasize your everyday carry essentials that much more? Well, that’s where Billykirk enters the equation. This stylish leather portfolio is well-designed, rugged-yet-refined and ready to store an iPad Pro or a MacBook Air.
Portuguese Flannel Dogtown Shirt — $110
Let’s ramp things back up when it comes to your summer shirts, shall we? This stylish short-sleeve shirt from Portuguese Flannel features a cool name and even cooler styling potential. You should absolutely pair it with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants.
HELM Boots Nils Burgundy Dress Shoes — $285
Now, listen. Maybe you feel like you don’t quite have the time or the energy to step into some of the best men’s dress shoes when your comfortable house shoes are right there. But upgrading your summer footwear can upgrade your outlook even just a bit, so go with these stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots.
Buck Mason Vintage Tri-Blend Curved Hem Henley — $48
Just as you need your rugged denim jacket or classic zip hoodie for cold summer nights, so too do you need one of your favorite henleys. In fact, this stylish long-sleeve henley from the Americana-minded folks at Buck Mason gets the job done perfectly.
VANS Ultrarange 3D Chelsea Mid MTE — $110
The great team at VANS has long been making some of the best men’s sneakers — for decades, in fact. So these stylish sneakerboots are a pretty cool change-up. They’re the perfect sneakerboots to wear on a (socially distanced) summer hike.
Todd Snyder Two-Pocket Utility Shirt — $188
Invest in the very best — and I mean, the absolute best menswear your money can buy — with this Todd Snyder utility shirt. The NYC designer has done it again, this time churning out one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer — you never knew you needed a cotton workwear shirt until now.
Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $300
OK, let’s stay inside for a second and talk about the best audio gear for your home. Specifically, Tivoli Audio has done a masterful job at crafing this stylish digital speaker for Bluetooth tunes and radio listening.
Raen Optics Rollo Sunglasses — $175
We mentioned earlier that we’d be covering the best men’s sunglasses, and well, folks, here we are. Raen Optics makes fairly priced, high-quality sunglasses in unique silhouettes — like this pair. Wear ’em with some of the best men’s sneakers, slim chinos and a classic henley.
GREATS Court Cuio Sneakers — $179
If you read the blog, you know that Brooklyn-based GREATS consistently churns out some of the best men’s sneakers — the GREATS Court is no exception, and what’s more, $15 from every purchase will go toward New York’s City Harvest food rescue. Shopping for stylish sneakers AND giving to a good cause? Sign me up.
Grayers Rookley Double Cloth Shirt — $98
Grayers shirts are the stuff of legend: Made with incredibly soft fabric — in this case, a double-cloth herringbone blend — stylish long-sleeve shirts such as this one are ideal for wearing on their own or rocking atop your favorite T-shirt this summer.
Sonic Editions Paul Newman Print — $349
Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket — $198
Look to the great minds at Faherty Brand to make an essential summer jacket. In fact, this retro-inspired rain jacket is ideal for when the weather sneaks up on you — pack it in your backpack for the day’s adventures so it’s close at hand when you need it.
Olivers Apparel All Over Shorts — $68
The best men’s shorts for summer are versatile and made to be worn on the go or on your back porch. Helpfully, Olivers Apparel has knocked it out of the park with the All Over Shorts, made from all-weather, four-way stretch fabric.