The List: Add These Men’s Style Essentials for Summer to Your Wardrobe Now

Looking toward the rest of summer with these rugged utility pants.

Right, then. Can you believe it’s nearly the end of July? I certainly can’t — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending that you stock up on the best summer style essentials to carry us through the home stretch of the season. The best new men’s gear will run the gamut in today’s post, from tough utility pants (via Flint and Tinder) to the coolest summer shirt (from Buck Mason!) to a must-have everyday carry essential (from Billykirk, naturally). So, if you want to shake up your wardrobe for some social distancing and summer adventures, keep on reading. To get in touch on any of these picks, find me on Twitter.

Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants — $128

Tough, durable, work, hiking and adventure pants for summer.

We’ve talked plenty in past editions of The List about Flint and Tinder‘s rugged men’s gear, but what makes this entry different? Namely, these tough utility pants are a step up — think of them more like tailored cargo pants (yes, cargo pants!), made from a breathable cotton-spandex blend with military-inspired side pockets. They’re some of the most rugged pants for summer adventures & yard (and anything else!), and you’d do well to snag a pair right now.

Buck Mason Chambray Short-Sleeve Shirt — $95

An incredibly cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Summer calls for a stylish short-sleeve shirt, the kind that’s breezy, cool, casual & versatile. Well, Buck Mason yet again delivers one of the best short-sleeve shirts out there. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants, folks.

Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat in Olive — $398

One of the toughest, best men’s chore coats on the market — from Todd Snyder, of course.

There are going to be plenty of times ahead where you need a rugged chore coat — preferably one of the best chore coats for men, at that. Throw this on during a camping trip, at a bonfire or heading out to grab to-go beers — Todd Snyder has you covered, as always.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 24-Month Wash — $188

A classic denim jacket that you’ll wear the rest of summer.

Another stylish summer jacket comin’ at ya — once more, I’m recommending the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (see a past pick here). To me, this light wash denim jacket is a stone-cold summer classic & one of the best denim jackets around.

Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Prevention Face Mask (5-Pack) — $20

Very likely one of the best face masks out there for the price and quality.

Yes, another pick from Buck Mason — this one is all the more critical, though. This is a surprisingly stylish face mask, and it helps that one of your favorite menswear brands is making it. You can also get a 250-pack of face masks from the good folks at Buck Mason, if needed.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy, stylish polo for summer, made to be worn as often as possible.

The time is still upon us to wear one of the best men’s polos — ASAP. The good folks at Wellen make some of the most sustainable menswear on the planet, and the Wellen Hemp Polo (a favorite of the blog!) is  no exception. Wear this, perhaps the best polo for summer, with your favorite chinos and stylish leather loafers.

Freemans Sporting Club Denim Western Shirt — $250

The coolest denim shirt for guys right now? For yourself? Very likely.

You’ve read about Freemans Sporting Club this summer on the blog, so let’s dive into what makes this brand so great. Here, they’re offering up their take on the best denim shirt here, one that’s so iconic and classic, you’ll want to wear it every day. It’s an investment-level denim shirt, but one that’ll easily pay off.
Cantonment Kerchief + Woggle Set — $40

Use this kerchief as a face covering or a go-anywhere essential.

Isn’t it amazing what versatility a stylish kerchief can bring to your everyday carry? Perhaps you haven’t considered this workshop-friendly, adventure-minded accessory as being critical to your day, but I’d wager that’ll change once you check out what Cantonment is doing. Cantonment offers three styles of kerchief, made from soft cotton. The cloth pairs up with the proprietary Woggle-Toggle™ system to act as a handy additional touch — use the kerchief as a face covering by utilizing the Woggle, or keep an extra kerchief at your belt. Plus, they just look darn cool. too.

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Classic summer sneakers in a cool, retro-inspired silhouette.

Hey now, the time is still right to pick up some of the best men’s sneakers for summer — and the CLAE Malone Sneakers, with their court-inspired style, are simply perfect. Pair ’em up with your new favorite shorts.

Howler Brothers Cornerstone Corduroy Shorts — $69

Cool, retro-inspired summer shorts from Howler Brothers.

What are you going to wear with your CLAE Malone Sneakers? As just mentioned, you’re going to be wearing some of the best men’s shorts — you’ve got to love these retro corduroy shorts from Howler Brothers, right?

Billykirk No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel in Olive — $260

One of the toughest duffel bags on the market.

When you need one of the best duffel bags for a summer getaway, you need to turn to the good folks at New Jersey-based Billykirk. They’ve been making the best everyday carry gear for decades, and the handsome No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel is no exception.

HELM Boots Muller Brown Leather Boots — $385

Some of the most rugged men’s boots for a summer getaway (or any time of year). 

Quick, what’s another piece of rugged men’s gear you need for a weekend getaway? That’s easy — some of the best leather boots for men, from Austin-based HELM Boots. Wear these with your favorite denim.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,395

An unstoppable, investment-worthy watch from Huckberry.

Let’s pivot for a second to talk about Zodiac Watches, and why exactly you need to invest in the remarkable Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch. To put it simply: It’s a great-looking everyday watch, it can go absolutely anywhere (even the depths of the ocean), and it’s one of the best men’s watches out there, period. On the same page? Good.

GREATS Wooster Suede in Light Grey — $149

The best slip-on sneakers for men out there? You be the judge of that.

The famed GREATS Wooster, some of the best slip-on sneakers for men, has made a triumphant return to the brand (in fact, I published a GREATS Wooster review way back in the day!). These are stylish slip-on sneakers that won’t break the bank.

Material The Fundamentals Kitchen Set — $175

Some of the best tools for your kitchen to shop right now.

Let’s turn our attention toward the kitchen tools you’re using every day (and likely a lot more during quarantine!). Have you found one of the best kitchen tool sets yet? If not, get the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set, featuring all the best kitchen equipment to whip up tasty meals. Head to over to the Huckberry Pantry and Provisions page to stock up, too.

High Brew Coffee Black and Bold Cold Brew — $10

Bold, coffee-forward cold brew in a can? Sign me up.

Hey, shopping for all the best men’s gear is enough to make anyone search for some of the best cold brew, is it not? With the spirit of convenience and quality in mind, High Brew Coffee makes some of the best-tasting canned cold brew I’ve tried, with a range of flavors — including the excellent Black & Bold (dairy-free and just 10 calories!). Thanks to the brand for sending, as I’ve been testing out to fuel the blog (like right now!).
If you can believe it, that’s going to wrap up today’s guide to the best men’s gear. What are you adding to your wish list? Will you be focused on the home front and picking up the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set or focused on investing in the very best with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch? What about snapping up, say, a Freemans Sporting Club denim shirt or the the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket? There are plentiful choices for the stylish guy these days — my favorite out of all the above picks could be the Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat, though. To chime in, comment below or head over to Twitter. Thanks for reading!

 

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