The List: Buy All These New Men’s Style Picks for the Dog Days of Summer

Astorflex Sandflex | Huckberry

A perfectly easygoing pair of stylish slip-ons for the tail end of summer.

Can you believe we’re nearly halfway through August? It’s astonishing in its own way, and although you might be tired of the heat, it’s not done with us yet — that’s why it’s still prudent to get some of the best essentials for the summer heat via my latest edition of The List. We’ll throw in a  few rugged gear picks you can rock past Labor Day (steadily approaching!) and on into early fall — in total, you’ll find 20 of the best men’s style essentials for right now. To keep things light, breezy and stylish, we’ll start things off with some of the best slip-on shoes for men, a uniquely cool pair from Huckberry that you can start wearing this instant. Happy reading, my friends.

Astorflex Sandflex — $125

Astorflex Sandflex | Huckberry

The most stylish leather slip-ons (possibly) for a low, low price.

If you’ve never tried a pair of Astorflex shoes, now is a great time to start. This family-owned brand of Italian shoemakers delivers some of the coolest shoes for guys for any season, from suede chukka boots to the perfectly summer-ready Astorflex Sandflex slip-ons for lazy summer days (and for wearing with the best men’s chinos, of course).

Save Khaki Utility Anorak — $220

Save Khaki Utility Anorak | Huckberry

Your new favorite transitional jacket for chilly summer nights and breezy early fall days. One of the best men’s jackets, no doubt.

Maybe you know Save Khaki because of the fact that they make, well, some of the best men’s khaki pants on the planet. But what if I told you they now make one of the best transitional jackets out there, too? This rugged anorak — made in partnership with New Balance — is what you need for your next hike or camping trip.

Buck Mason Slub Classic Pocket Tee — $40

A classic pocket tee done the Buck Mason way.

As ever, if you peruse the pages of this blog, you might know that (IMHO) Buck Mason makes one of the very best men’s T-shirts in the game. They’re now turning their attention toward a cool pocket tee you can rock with just about anything — shop accordingly.
Taylor Stitch  Jack Shirt in Blue Everyday Oxford — $98 or 3 Shirts for $220

This is the best Oxford shirt to buy right now — period.

Folks, we sure do love San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch here on the blog. Hopefully, you’ve had positive experiences with them, but in my estimation, they nail the fit and the fabric when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. Pick up at least one of the best men’s shirts for any season ASAP. In fact, wear this classic Oxford shirt with your new linen pants. On that note…

Billy Reid Cotton-Linen Five-Pocket Pants — $100.98

Breezy, stylish men’s pants for summer. It’s that simple.

The best casual pants for men come from an iconic American designer that just knows how to make guys look good — that’d be Mr. Billy Reid. These stylish five-pocket pants feature a crucial cotton-linen blend for perfect summer style. Again, pair them with the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. Plus, it’s rare to find gear from Billy Reid on sale, ehh?
Todd Snyder Made in L.A. Slub Jersey Montauk Polo — $88

One of the coolest polos for men, guaranteed.

Hey hey, let’s stick with another one of America’s best menswear designers here in Todd Snyder, shall we? The designer has perfected the art of the American-made polo, something that’s seriously tricky to do. Call this one of the best men’s polos — it’s 100 percent true.
HELM Boots Brass Buckle Wide Belt — $98

Get a belt to go with your rugged HELM boots — and get $50 off your first order in the process.

When it comes to the best men’s gear, only the best men’s accessories will do — right? This is no moreso the case than when it comes to the stylish leather belt you need to complement your rugged leather boots. As it were, HELM Boots has you covered here.
FRYE Astor Low Lace Sneakers — $198
The great thing about the best leather sneakers is how easily they work for right now (the doldrums of August), and yet how readily you can wear these stylish leather sneakers on into fall. FRYE does it right when it comes to the best men’s shoes, folks.
VAER Watches A5 Automatic Field Watch — $449
VAER Watches A5 Field Automatic | Huckberry

The coolest field watch of the moment? Possibly, possibly.

A rugged field watch is yet another essential you can put to great use now, and then keep on using come fall and winter. VAER Watches successfully delivers one of the best men’s field watches for the everyday and beyond, my friends.
Blackhouse Cowdell Coffee Table — $970

The rugged, efficient, effective coffee table of your dreams, with plenty of storage space.

A great coffee table really can change up the character of your den or your living room, at home or at your cabin. Luckily, Huckberry stocks and sells one of the coolest coffee tables I’ve seen in some time — I’m envious, given that my space in Brooklyn is limited!
Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew Tee — $32

This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about Mott and Bow T-shirts on the blog, and it won’t be the last. This is among the best crewneck T-shirts to pair up with your Mott and Bow jeans.

Proof Marled Travel Shirt — $108

A travel shirt you can actually wear anywhere you want for summer.

Travel is looking mighty different these days — but travel-ready men’s shirting still belongs in your wardrobe. Take this casual performance shirt, with its comfortable marled fabric blend and versatile fit. It’s one of the best men’s shirts for late summer weather — and early fall transitional style.

Ibex Journey Long-Sleeve Crew — $98

Journey Long Sleeve Crew

Speaking of the best men’s shirts for travel, how about this finely made merino wool long-sleeve shirt from Ibex? The aptly named Ibex Journey Long-Sleeve Crew should provide endless comfort at home and on the road.

Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase — $189

A rugged, durable and stylish everyday bag from Topo Designs.

The ways in which we “commute” (or not!) are quite different these days, but you still need the best gear for summer adventures. This stylish briefcase from Topo Designs checks all the right boxes, does it not?
Szanto Roland Sands Icon Signature Watch — $190.98

A cool watch collaboration and a vintage-inspired design.

These last few weeks of summer call for an adventure-ready watch you can start wearing right now, then keep wearing when the weather turns. This rugged watch, inspired by vintage racing designs, is your new favorite watch to wear with faded jeans and a henley. Speaking of …
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley — $38

Easily the best short-sleeve henley for summer — or, the end of summer.

It’s almost a no-brainer to pick up one of the best men’s henleys — or heck, more than one! — from Huckberry. Flint and Tinder, of course, has managed to churn out an American-made henley that’s as rugged and versatile as it gets.
Freemans Sporting Club CS-1 Shirt — $155

A rugged men’s shirt you should wear as often as you can right now — and later this year.

Want the type of everyday summer shirt you can invest in now and then continue to rock into fall and winter? That’s exactly what Freemans Sporting Club has done here with this rugged utility shirt. Stylish enough to wear atop your favorite tee or underneath a classic denim jacket.
Basic Hard Seltzer — Price Varies

A fun and refreshing fridge addition. I love the Pamplemousse flavor the most.

Let’s close things out with a fun summer sipper. If you follow the blog, you know I love an ice-cold beer as much as the next guy. But what about when the occasion calls for something lighter? Something fresh, effervescent and flavorful? That’s where Basic Hard Seltzer comes into play. The brand (which I had the chance to test out recently) takes a “no-BS” approach to quality seltzer you can stock in your cooler for weekend trips aplenty.
Frye Bowery Chukka Boots — $328
Frye Bowery Chukka Boots

The coolest chukka boots your money can buy, very nearly.

Getting back into menswear to close things out here, it’s never too early to stock up on the best men’s chukka boots for fall. And my friends, that’s what the Frye Bowery Chukka Boots happen to be.
Filson Ultralight Vest — $145

A durable, dependable lightweight vest that’ll wear nicely heading into fall.

Consider this lightweight vest the perfect transitional layer atop your favorite henley (paired with the Frye Bowery Chukka Boots and slim denim). Ideal to pack on trips and throw on when it gets unexpectedly chilly.

From hard seltzer to the best everyday summer shirt to an American-made henley, what are we digging the most today, my friends? The right gear to carry us through the end of summer is going to come in mighty handy in the days ahead, that much is true. However, you can also rock plenty of these picks on the daily into fall and winter — witness a stylish leather belt from HELM Boots or the the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, for starters. As for me, my top pick today just might be the Astorflex Sandflex for end-of-summer relaxation. Heck, they’d wear extremely well with one of the best men’s polos from Todd Snyder, too. Last but not least, I wouldn’t say no to a casual performance shirt from Proof, either. Got favorites of your own? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading, as always!

-Beau

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