The List: This is All the Best New Menswear to Buy for Summer — Right Now

A perfect summer T-shirt? Yes, I certainly think so.

Folks, thanks for joining us for another edition of The List, whereby we cover the best new men’s gear and menswear each week. The theme of this week, of course? Why, that’s easy: Summer style essentials to help you power through the dog days ahead of us. That means we’ll talk about the best new T-shirt, the best men’s chinos and some essential summer boots (yes, summer  boots). Are you ready? I sure hope so — here we go. Oh, and to get in touch with me on these picks, you can find me on Twitter.

Forty Five Tee — $32

The ideal T-shirt to wear all day, every day.

OK, perhaps by now you’re sick of hearing about Forty Five Tees from Huckberry. A new in-house brand launched by the lauded retailer earlier this summer, they’re focused on making the best men’s T-shirt your money can buy. It’s a highly affordable T-shirt for summer, so consider picking one up in … every color?

Todd Snyder Terry Button Down Polo — $128

An utterly cool, retro shirt for summer.

Let’s say you want to step things up just a bit from your new favorite T-shirt … in that case, this stylish retro polo from Todd Snyder is the way to go. It’s a terry cloth polo that’s every bit as breezy and laidback as a classic tee, but with a bit more polish. One of the coolest shirts to buy for summer? Yes indeed.

Buck Mason Vintage Canvas 5-Pocket Pants — $125 

Stylish five-pocket pants to wear all summer.

What to wear with your new favorite polo? Why, that’s. Some of the most stylish pants for summer, made from a vintage cotton canvas fabric from Buck Mason, are the right way to go.

Marathon Navigator Watch — $300

The stylish everyday watch you need now.

Another recommendation for this stylish summer watch? Yes, indeed. When you want to go a bit rugged, reach for this tough everyday watch from Marathon. Rest assured, it’s stylish enough to wear with your new favorite pants and that Todd Snyder polo, but rugged enough for all of your summer adventures.

HELM Boots Bradley Tan Suede Oxfords — $285

Another pair of rugged, stylish summer shoes from HELM Boots.

If you haven’t considered some stylish suede dress shoes for your summer footwear rotation, I’d say you should start ASAP. HELM Boots has outdone itself with these rugged suede shoes for summer, which can be worn with slim light wash denim and your new favorite T-shirt or (once again), your Todd Snyder polo and Buck Mason pants. Best believe it, folks.

Grayers Bedford Stripe V-Neck Sweater — $98

An ideal sweater for chilly summer nights.

Yes, folks — we’re recommending a lightweight sweater for summer as we keep things rolling here. If you thought you’d stow away your sweaters for summer, but then were taken aback by an unexpectedly breezy summer night, this Grayers sweater, made from lightweight cotton, is the perfect lightweight summer layer.

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki — $98

The very best men’s chinos for summer — plain and simple.

This isn’t the first time you’ve read about the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos on the blog, and it assuredly won’t be the last. Some of the best men’s chinos regardless of season, they’re perfect to wear with a slim tee and your favorite sneakers. Speaking of …

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Retro sneakers to rock all summer, my friends.

Who doesn’t love a pair of vintage-style sneakers, right? Leave it to CLAE to come through again with a pair of the best men’s sneakers, one made with nubuck leather in a flattering, court-inspired silhouette. They’re assuredly the ideal everyday sneakers to carry you through summer.

Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts — $56

Beach shorts? Swim shorts? A bit of both? Yes indeed.

Looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer? Perhaps to supplement your collection currently? The Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts could be just what you need — they’re both swim shorts and casual shorts, for starters. They’re also available in a cool color that works well with your CLAE sneakers.

Sonic Editions Hemingway “Negroni Time” Print — $349

A unique and classic way to upgrade your wall art — Hemingway would approve.

Perhaps all this time at home has made you realize you need to upgrade your wall art. Look no further than the seriously cool, gallery-quality prints from Sonic Editions. I love the Hemingway “Negroni Time” print in a nod to summer sipping.

Mott and Bow Graham Slim Denim Shirt — $79

A classic and cool denim shirt to wear all summer.

As we’ve said in the past, it’s pretty cool that the makers of your favorite denim are also now making one of the best men’s shirts for summer. I think you’ll find this stylish denim shirt can be worn with plenty of your favorite summer style essentials, including vintage canvas pants and stylish suede dress shoes.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $74

Pick up this rugged henley now, then wear it all summer.

What’s an ideal layer to wear underneath a stylish denim shirt? That’s easy, folks. One of the best henleys — to be more specific, one of the best short-sleeve henleys — fits the bill nicely. Naturally, this stylish merino henley is comfortable and functional for summer’s heat.

Flint and Tinder Chore Coat — $158

Possibly the best jacket for a summer evening.

We’ve talked about what to wear when it gets hot out this summer, so now, let’s talk about a jacket to wear when it gets cold this summer. It’s going to happen when the sun goes down on certain nights, so you might as well grab this rugged chore coat from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Fisher + Baker Greenwich Anorak — $498

Your new favorite jacket for summer.

Now, let’s talk about the perfect jacket for summer rain — that would just so happen to be this rugged anorak from Fisher + Baker. Easy to wear thanks to the mobile cut & featuring space for your everyday carry essentials, it’s one of summer’s best jackets.

Chill Boys Performance Bamboo Boxer Briefs — $29.95

Stylish, effective performance boxer briefs.

Hey, it’s hot out there. Stay cool and comfortable in style with these performance boxer briefs from Chill Boys — think of them like compression shorts, but better and easier to wear on the daily. I’ve been testing them out recently (thanks to the brand for sending!) & can’t recommend them enough.
Billykirk No. 237 Briefcase — $450

A durable, rugged everyday bag.

The best men’s bag for your everyday carry can be found right here, folks. I’m not exaggerating, either — Billykirk has a long history of making some off the most rugged bags for men, including this handsome waxed canvas and leather briefcase.
My friends, it seems we’ve once again run the gamut when it comes to the best men’s gear, covering everything from one of the most rugged bags for men to a stylish denim shirt and even a neat & unexpected way to upgrade your wall art. What was your favorite from the above picks? I’m always drawn toward pieces like a rugged chore coat from Flint and Tinder or, say, equally rugged suede shoes.  But maybe, just maybe, you want to go  more casual  with something like the Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts or some vintage-style sneakers? It’s all on the table today, and that’s good news for us menswear fans indeed. Again, let me know on Twitter if you end up shopping any of these summer gear picks. Cheers, my friends!

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