The Friday Read: Eco-Friendly Menswear, New Luxury Watches & Swim Trunks for Summer

First off: Thanks for being here for another edition of The Friday Read, my ultimate guide to help you step into the weekend in style, preferably with some shopping picks in mind and a delicious craft beer or coffee close at hand. We’re going to start today with a theme that’s close to my heart, especially given that it’s Earth Month. Sustainability in fashion should be as important as the right fabric, the right fit or the right style essentials, and that’s where Pact Clothing (as seen above!) comes into play.

I’ve had the chance to test out the brand’s organic cotton menswear, including the Pact Vintage Snap Down, in recent weeks. These pieces are classic, well-made and affordable, and that goes for the brand’s stylish T-shirts as well as its outerwear and basics. And with Earth Day itself coming up, you should certainly start shopping for some eco-friendly menswear in a nod to the day. Some good food for thought for the weekend, yes? As if that wasn’t enough, the Pact Vintage Snap Down is on sale (as of this writing) for $50. Talk about a great deal on the most sustainable menswear out there.

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Hopefully, that recommendation leads you on the right path to start the weekend. As for me, this will be another prime weekend for testing out more menswear from Pact, as I plan on strolling around the borough, venturing out to Prospect Park and perhaps enjoying some beers at the recently revamped and reopened Threes Brewing (always a favorite). In the meantime, I’ve also got some more writing to take care, naturally — in fact, you should head over to my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, and hit subscribe before tomorrow’s edition. Twice a week, I talk about music, menswear, craft beer and more. As I always say, it’s free and it’s fun! So, that’s what’s on tap for me this weekend. How about you? Before you answer that question, check out my other top shopping picks and reads for your spring days ahead. Cheers!

  • Saturdays NYC, the fashion-forward (yet still easily wearable) Manhattan-based brand, has long been a favorite of mine (since I moved to the city, in fact!). They blend the classics with fresh, modern updates, and while they started out making surfing gear, they’ve long since moved into other menswear essentials for the modern shopper. Take this classic denim jacket, for starters. The Saturdays NYC Emil Denim Jacket is as good as it gets for casual spring layering, ideally alongside the Beckett Simonon Reid Sneakers. It’s got some vintage flair and plenty of seasonal versatility. Another shopping pick down.
  • Straight from the headline of this post, there’s plenty of time to stock up on summer essentials. By that, I mean you’ve got more than enough time to find your new favorite pair of swim trunks, and it’s your lucky day. I updated my guide to the best swim trunks for GearMoose, and you’d do well to check it out and start shopping accordingly.
  • The headline aptly mentions the best luxury watches on the market, and that’s something I’ve been covering quite a bit lately. That’s because this month has brought with it the virtual return of the excellent Watches and Wonders virtual luxury watch conference, and it’s been a pleasure checking out the latest and greatest from so many of the world’s top brands (including Panerai and Breitling). In fact, I loved checking out the new Panerai eLAB-ID, a newly launched and highly sustainable watch made from nearly 100 percent recycled materials. How’s that for sustainability and style, ehh? Read more at Maxim.

That’ll wrap up today’s weekend guide in fine form, I reckon. How about that? Before we sail off into the weekend, here’s one more reading and shopping pick for you. The Taylor Stitch California Shirt has been a standard in my own wardrobe for years, and there’s at least one chance for you to score your own Taylor Stitch shirt for under $100. Yes, you read that right. Head to this post to read all about how to get the newest Taylor Stitch California Shirt for under $100. Go forth and prosper, friends! Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you back here for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week.

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