The List: Power Through July (And Beyond) With the Best New Menswear

All smiles because you just bought one of the best shirts for summer … or you will have, at least.

The time has come to keep gearing up for summer, seeing as the Fourth of July is on the way. As a matter of fact, perhaps you’ll find some Fourth of July style essentials below — and essential men’s gear for beyond this (socially distanced) holiday, as well. We’ll talk about one of summer’s best shirts right off the bat, and we’ll keep things rolling with new menswear from Todd Snyder, some of the best men’s shoes and plenty more. To check out past editions of The List, head here. Thanks for reading!

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Navy Plaid — $125

The perfect summer shirt in a cool fabric and pattern from Taylor Stitch.

The time has come to snap up one of the best shirts for summer — if you haven’t already, that is. Taylor Stitch excels at making shirting with a just-right fit (thanks to the chest sizing system they use), along with a breezy cotton-linen fabric blend in the case of this rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch California Shirt.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Tab Front Stretch Chinos — $118

Slim chinos from one of the best men’s style brands around.

The ideal pairing with your Taylor Stitch California Shirt for perfect summer style? Why, it’s assuredly got to be some of the best men’s chinos for the season from top menswear designer Todd Snyder.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons in Pavement Suede — $98

Stylish, laidback summer slip-ons for everyday wear.

It’s summer, it’s hot out and you need some of the best men’s slip-ons to keep cool in style this season. Start with the well-made and affordably priced SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons, folks, then rock them with some of the best men’s chinos.

Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve One-Pocket Shirt — $85

A cool-as-can-be short-sleeve shirt from one of your favorite brands.

For long summer days and nights aplenty — even if you’re just working from home and then catching some rays on your patio — a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this rugged-yet-cool number from Buck Mason goes a long way.

Billykirk No. 404 Memo Holder — $115

A durable way to organize your EDC and take down good notes on the fly.

For jotting down notes and keeping your to-do list top of mind, you need the right everyday carry essentials, like this easy-to-carry and stylish leather memo holder from my good friends at Billykirk. You might be surprised at how often you use it.

Forty Five Supima Crew Tee — $32

A classic tee inspired by classic vinyl.

Forty Five is the latest in-house launch from the good folks at Huckberry, and as you might have read about, they’re focused on one thing — making the best men’s T-shirt. So named for 45RPM vinyl, which revolutionized music by featuring one hit single, this American-made T-shirt is as stylish as it gets. Maybe pick up one in every color?

Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts — $158

The coolest shorts to pick up for summer? Very likely indeed.

Here’s the deal: You’re looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer. The kind you can wear with your American-made T-shirt and SeaVees slip-ons. The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts are the pair you need ASAP.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $850

Rugged, tough and ready to go — that’s what this watch brings to the table.

If you’ve visited the blog in recent weeks, you know we’re all about a rugged dive watch for summer (and beyond). Marathon specializes in rough-and-tumble watches that go the distance, and the Marathon MSAR Watch is certainly no exception.

GREATS Royale Nero Sneakers — $179

Surprisingly sleek black leather sneakers from Brooklyn’s GREATS.

The alternative to a pair of the best men’s slip-ons? Why, a set of sleek, stylish black leather sneakers to add a bit of attitude to your summer ensemble. We’ve previously talked about how to wear white leather sneakers, so consider these GREATS Royale sneakers a nice change of pace.

Relwen Finespun Stripe Polo — $98

An utterly classic, breezy polo for the summer months.

Make no mistake, this won’t be the last time we talk about Relwen on the blog today, so get used to it. Here, the rugged men’s gear brand has made one of the best men’s polos for summer, a pleasingly functional, lightweight polo shirt to wear with slim light wash denim. On that note …

Mott and Bow Warren Slim Denim — $128

Slim denim in an essential wash from Mott and Bow.

If you read the blog, you know that the best men’s light wash jeans for summer  are a consistent recommendation by yours truly — and these Mott and Bow jeans, done up in a pleasingly faded wash, are no different.

Danner Caprine Boots — $150

Dependable, lightweight hiking boots for a summer adventure.

We’ve talked before on the blog about the Danner Caprine Boots, and how they just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots for summer — that being said, they’re back on the blog in a big way today. They’re perhaps the best lightweight boots for your next hike, and that’s just a fact.

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Heather Henley — $78

A rugged henley you’ll want to wear all summer.

If you don’t yet have one of the best short-sleeve henleys in your summer style rotation, consider this a chance to fix that. Faherty Brand uses high-quality fabric to deliver one of the best henleys for seasonal layering (try it with one of summer’s best shirts for an added bit of visual interest).

King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash — $12.99 

No better lineup of heritage-quality grooming products on the market right now.

If this brand name looks familiar to you, well, that’s because … it is. But not in the normal way — no sir, King C. Gillette is the recently launched heritage grooming offshot of the historic Gillette line, paying homage to the founder himself. Gillette has focused on innovations in shaving and men’s grooming since, oh, well, about 1904, so why this new launch? Easy. The entire line, which features a whole host of men’s grooming essentials, is meant for the guy who wants to care for his beard and his face with ease, style and heritage quality in mind. They don’t make ’em like they used to … except now, King C. Gillette does.

Outerknown Apex Trunks by Kelly Slater — $145

Tough, hard-wearing swim trunks for summer excursions.

Leave it to Outerknown and surfing legend Kelly Slater to come up with the best men’s swim trunks for all your summer adventures — talk about a guy who knows a thing or two about crafting the best men’s swimwear, ehh??

Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid — $240

The right bag for rugged summer adventures.

In similar fashion to the functional swim trunks shown above, you assuredly need one of the best men’s shoulder bags to haul your everyday carry this summer and beyond. The Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid (an exclusive to Huckberry) is the right way to go here.

It’s always tough to pick out a favorite when it comes to the best men’s gear picks, right? What’s going to be on your shopping list now? Will Todd Snyder’s slim-fit chinos make the cut? Are you going to step out in style with an EDC essential like a stylish leather memo holder from Billykirk while rocking a pair of the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons? Heck, maybe you want to go full-on rugged with the Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid? Either way, feel free to let me know on Twitter what you’re digging this season. Cheers and thanks for reading!

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