The List: A New Watch and New Sneakers Are Some of The 20 Best Summer Style Essentials

An ideal short-sleeve shirt for summer adventures, guaranteed.

It’s a new week, and to get things started off in style, how about we chat about some summer style essentials via a new edition of The List, ehh? Alright, sounds like a plan. By now, perhaps you feel you’ve been dressing in style for summer for a while now — too long, in fact. That’s what today’s men’s gear picks are here to fix — in fact, I put together 20 of the best gear picks for summer to buy now, including stylish sneakers for summer and plenty more. Consider these pieces a mini-wardrobe refresh to help you power through these dog days ahead, starting with (you guessed it), the perfect short-sleeve shirt for summer. Adventure awaits — let’s get right to it.

Wellen Eddy Shirt — $88

This adventure-minded shirt is also available in a cool Plaid pattern.

The best men’s short-sleeve shirts have a few things in common, including an easygoing wearability. The Wellen Eddy Shirt, made from recycled polyester and organic cotton, also features a water-resistant hidden rear welt pocket perfectly sized to hold, well … a can of beer. Talk about an adventure-ready shirt.

Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch — $179

Durable, classic and modern from Timex and Todd Snyder.

See, I told you we’d be talking about a new watch for summer. Heck, what else goes perfectly with your new favorite short-sleeve shirt? An iconic (and fast-selling) Timex x Todd Snyder watch is the answer here, specifically, the standout Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch. Talk about a watch that’s perfect for summer.

Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts — $88

Rugged, go-anywhere shorts to wear the rest of summer.

In this ongoing spirit of adventure for today’s post about the best new men’s gear, why not get some suitably named, stylish summer shorts from Taylor Stitch? The DWR finish means these can go just about anywhere (especially when worn with a Taylor Stitch polo).

Frank And Oak Skipper Sneakers — $129

Stylish, sustainable sneakers from one of your favorite brands.

Here are those stylish new sneakers I mentioned. To say the very least, I go way back with the folks at Frank And Oak here on the blog (seriously, check out this throwback Frank And Oak review!). All that being said, we’ve both grown a lot in time, and now, Frank And Oak is making some of the most sustainable sneakers for men out there. They could just be your new favorite summer sneakers, too.

Buck Mason Slub Knit Bandana 2-Pack — $28

The coolest face covering out there? Quite possibly.

There’s no getting away from needing a stylish face covering for a long while ahead — might as well go with a seriously cool Buck Mason bandana in a slub knit fabric, like a “T-shirt for your face.” I’ve been testing these out from the brand recently, and I can report that they’re very, very cool.

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses via GlassesUSA.com$154

Classic sunglasses for utterly classic style.

The benefits of buying stylish sunglasses from GlassesUSA.com? Nearly too many to count, starting with the 365-day warranty and 100 percent money back guarantee. Oh, and the fact that you can pick up classic sunglasses like the iconic Ray-Ban aviators alongside stylish prescription glasses? Things just keep getting better and better. Add in the fact that you can customize your sunglasses with prescription lenses … that’s just icing on the cake.
Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki — $118

Slim jeans in a summer-ready fabric.

The good folks at Mott and Bow just know how to make some of the best men’s jeans — they’re a longtime favorite of the blog for that very reason. And the Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans, with a lightweight construction and a summer-friendly color, are ideal for the season.

Flint and Tinder Light Wash Denim Jacket — $178

The absolute coolest denim jacket to buy right now.

Is it any wonder that Flint and Tinder makes, quite simply, one of the best denim jackets out there? The light wash and easy-to-layer weight make this perfect to throw on atop, say, your Wellen Eddy Shirt.

YETI LoadOut Go Box 30 — $250

A rugged color made for all your summer excursions.

Hey, who can resist the call of the wild for a little outdoor adventure this season? Get off the beaten path with the best camping gear, and specifically, one of the toughest coolers on the market via YETI. It gets the job done.

Sonic Editions “Connery in Goldfinger” Print — $349

Add a piece of history to your wall, ASAP.

We’ve talked in the past about some of the coolest prints for your home, and as luck would have it, they’re being made by Sonic Editions and sold by my friends at Huckberry. Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” gets the iconic and truly excellent treatment in this gallery-quality print. Perfect for your den or office.

Billykirk No. 495 Camera Strap — $115

Quite possibly the coolest way to carry your camera this summer.

What better way to document your adventures this summer than on camera — and assisted by a seriously stylish camera strap from Billykirk, no less? The No. 495 Camera Strap is as well-made as it gets.

Nisolo Travel Derby in Brandy Leather — $130

The best shoes for summer? You be the judge of that.

You’ve assuredly read about these stylish summer shoes previously on the blog, but get a load of this — they’ve updated the Nisolo Travel Derby in stylish, handsome leather, making them some of the coolest shoes for summer (no doubt). Wear them with your Mott and Bow denim, for starters.

Peg & Awl Expedition Stool — $240

The rugged leather stool to upgrade your campire or den.

Hey now, let’s close out this post with an essential piece of stylish summer furniture. Namely, the Peg & Awl Expedition Stool is incredibly well-made — it features vegetable-tanned leather and sustainably sourced oak — and perfectly sized to fit in your den, your office or out around the bonfire.

Richer Poorer Pullover Hoodie — $78

An ideal casual hoodie for summer nights from Richer Poorer and Bespoke Post.

Let’s say you’re taking the Nisolo Travel Derby for a spin on a casual summer night (perhaps at a bonfire) … in that case, you need one of the best hooded sweatshirts for the season, and this easygoing option from Richer Poorer is as solid a bet as any.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid — $180

Perfect hiking boots for plenty of off-road summer excursions.

Let’s shift away from lightweight summer footwear for a second, shall we? Your adventures off-trail call for some of the best men’s hiking boots, yet it’s also handy if those hiking boots look darn good while they’re helping you through rugged terrain. The Danner Trail 2650 Mid checks all the right boxes there, folks.

Grayers Horizon Summer Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt — $88

The perfect short-sleeve shirt to wear on casual summer days.

Sometimes, you just need a straightforward, stylish short-sleeve shirt. Made from a lightweight cotton twill in a breezy summer color, this classic summer shirt from Grayers is perfect to wear with, for example, slim tan chinos and white sneakers. Simple as that (and available for a nice price).
Roka Halsey Sunglasses — $145

Cool-as-can-be sunglasses to wear all summer long.

Alright, so you’ve got your stylish short-sleeve shirt and you’ve stocked your YETI cooler (more on what it’s stocked with in just a second). You’d be remiss if you didn’t accessorize for the day with some of the most stylish men’s sunglasses from Roka, featuring a unique design and paramount functionality.
Cutwater Spirits Lime Vodka Soda — $12.99 via Drizly

Tasty, refreshing and perfect for summer.

Looking for a perfectly acceptable pairing with your Grayers short-sleeve shirt? Allow me to introduce the seriously refreshing, lo-cal Cutwater Spirits Lime Vodka Soda. Now, I love great beer as much as the next guy, but I’ve found that a palette cleanser is necessary throughout the week. As I’ve tested out out Cutwater Spirits, I’ve been mighty impressed at the flavor and crisp, refreshing drinking experience (it helps that it starts with the distillery’s Cutwater Vodka). Cheers to that, ehh?
Hawthorne Hand Care Kit — $28

Two steps to take care of your hands this summer.

Staying safe and hygienic should still be top of mind for everyone — why not get a stylish and effective kit of two hand care essentials that helps you meet this aim easily? You’ve also got the choice to customize your hand care kit after a brief survey, so it’s tailored to the needs of your skin. After testing the kit courtesy of the brand, I’m a big fan.
Bellroy Weekender Plus — $279

Pack up this roomy weekender bag with all your travel essentials — when the time comes, of course.

Why don’t we close things out the right away — with a bit of a look toward the future? After all, you’ll eventually need one of the best weekender bags to plan out your next trip, and you might as well go with the Bellroy Weekender Plus. Featuring a whopping 45 liters of carrying capacity and made from water-resistant woven fabric that’s also crafted from recycled materials,it’s one of the coolest weekender bags I’ve seen.

HELM Boots

That’s going to wrap up today’s edition of The List. How many of the above picks are now on your shopping wish list? And where to even begin??

HELM Boots

It’s tough to pass up planning for the future, as one of the coolest weekender bags might help you do, but I’m also all for getting out and about right now — that’s where picks like a Buck Mason bandana or the Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch can help. Of course, I’m also partial to the incredibly cool and well-designed Wellen Eddy Shirt or the summer-friendly style of the iconic Ray-Ban aviators or a classic summer shirt from Grayers. To give me your take on these picks, join me over on Twitter. Cheers!

 

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