The Thursday Buy: Mack Weldon’s Maverick Tech Chino Shorts Belong in Your Summer Wardrobe ASAP

Is the search for the perfect set of summer menswear essentials ever really, truly at an end? It depends, but oftentimes, there’s just a bit more that can be done to help you step out in style and comfort this season — and today’s recommendation to help you in that quest? That’d be buying a pair of the best shorts for summer from Mack Weldon, a set of go-anywhere shorts that perform well, look great and offer versatility to the max. The shorts in question? The Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Shorts, which check all the right boxes and provide plenty of style points in the process.

The NYC-based team at Mack Weldon already does a bang-up job of delivering on gear for all seasons, particularly as the thermostat rises and you need gear that both performs in the heat and looks great. Take one of the best men’s henleys, for instance, or a stylish men’s polo. Of course, you can now add the Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Shorts to that list, and for plenty of great reasons.

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The real key with the Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Shorts is that blend of tech and fashion that’s so critical nowadays. We’re talking a water-resistant four-way stretch fabric designed to move and flex with you, along with a crucial six pockets and an easy-to-style 7.75-inch inseam that works well on most guys. Yes indeed, the Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Shorts check all the right boxes, and they come in stylish shades like grey, olive and navy, to boot.

And hey: Because the Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino Shorts are priced at $98, you’re getting free shipping and some nice bang for your buck this summer. Your next few months just got even more comfortable and stylish, my friends.


See Now, Buy Now: The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Diver Is the Most Rugged Watch to Buy For Summer

Best summer dive watch for men.

There are certain times it’s worth it to splurge on a menswear essential, like when that menswear pick in question happens to be one of the best dive watches on the market. Such is the case with today’s prime recommended everyday carry essential: The stunning Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro Diver Titanium LE, a visually stunning watch that delivers all the rugged functionality and dependable style you could hope to add to your watch collection.

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The timepiece itself celebrates 140 years of exceptional timekeeping and Swiss watch heritage from Zodiac, which started making pocket watches in its early days before introducing the highly technical, reliable Zodiac Super Sea Wolf line in the 1950s. The brand — as sold by my good friends at Huckberry — is one that knows a thing or two about crafting exceptional watches, and the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro Diver is no exception.

Best dive watch for men.

The key here is the use of lightweight titanium to give this watch a modern, durable edge, plus a sapphire crystal dome for added visibility — not to mention the striking seafoam green-meets-orange dial and bezel for a sleek sense of style. The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf‘s design also nods to the importance of the Artic Sea in regulating the Earth’s temperature and solar movements, a nice touch that sets it apart from the pack. Keep in mind that your new favorite watch is a bit of an investment, to say the least: It’ll run you $2,495, but the latest and greatest from Zodiac is a watch you’ll certainly have for years to come.

The Tuesday Steal: The Todd Snyder Fourth of July Sale Has All Your New Favorite Style Essentials

Best summer menswear sales.

It’s tough to pass up a great deal on menswear essentials, is it not? That’s likely an understatement, especially when one of the best menswear sales on the market comes along — and just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, no less. That brings us to Todd Snyder, consistent maker of some of the best gear on the market for guys, be it a stylish linen blazer for summer or one of the best men’s watches. And the latest and greatest in question right now might just take the cake.

I’m talking, of course, about the Todd Snyder Fourth of July Sale, an outstanding way to shop and save on a variety of summer style essentials — the kind only Todd Snyder himself can produce, mind you. Here’s the scoop: You can save up to 40 percent on Todd Snyder menswear right now. How’s that for deals and steals, ehh?

Within this latest Todd Snyder sale, you’ll find everything you need to make this your most stylish summer yet — trust me on that. Shop on-trend camp collar shirts, breezy summer shorts, cotton sweaters for chillier-than-normal summer nights, and a slew of fall and winter gear that’ll help you plan for those post-summer cold spells. It bears repeating: The Todd Snyder Fourth of July Sale is here, it’s highly stylish, and it won’t be around forever: Act accordingly and stay stylish, my friends.

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket Is the Best Summer Jacket for Breezy Nights

If you ask me, when the going gets tough, the tough — or at least, the stylish — stick with their favorite menswear brands, the kind making plenty of summer style essentials that step up in the clutch. Brands like, of course, San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch. The company, as you’ve read in recent weeks on the blog, was founded with the aim of making the perfect men’s Oxford shirt, and now, they do so much more — like making one of the best men’s jackets for summer.

Who needs summer outerwear in the heat, though? You do, my friend. Recall what I said about the going getting tough, right? Well, when breezy summer weather strikes, step out in the classic Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket.

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The key is both the workwear build, with front hip patch pockets, and the lightweight yet dependable, flexible washed indigo fabric with plenty of texture and style points. Think of the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket like the jacket you wear through breezy days on the trail, chillier-than-usual nights on the beach, or cool, casual evenings around the bonfire.

A jacket like this one won’t be around for very long, so I’m going to wrap today’s post earlier than usual — add the rich, durable and yet summer-friendly Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket to your menswear rotation ASAP.

The Sunday Sale: This Linen Todd Snyder Blazer Is 50 Percent Off for Tailored Summer Style

Best summer blazer for men.

As nice — and essential — as it is to have a wardrobe well-stocked with tried-and-true classics you can wear on just about any day of the week or in any situation, it’s equally nice to be able to splurge every so often on a menswear pick-up that’s just plain, well, fun. And today’s Sunday Sale pick certainly fits the bill — the Todd Snyder Italian Linen Sportcoat channels the throwback vibes of the ’60s and ’70s with its color palette and pattern, and best of all is the fact that this jacket is now 50 percent off. Of course, it’s coming to you courtesy of the very well-stocked Todd Snyder Sale section.

Now, if you read the blog on the regular, there’s perhaps no designer that balances fun and yet classic, throwback-minded and yet fresh, than NYC-based Todd Snyder. One of the country’s best menswear designers, he makes everything from some of the very best chukka boots for men to affordable watches with Timex.

Best linen summer blazer for men.

Luckily, this Todd Snyder Italian Linen Sportcoat hits the right mark through and through, including the use of that premium Italian linen and a tailored (but not overly tight!) fit. This jacket would wear well with other breezy style staples: Think off-white jeans, perhaps navy chinos for a more grounded look, or even olive linen trousers to really drive home those summer style vibes.

Best of all is the fact that this jacket, one of the best men’s blazers out there right now, is going for under $300, marked down from $598. It’s still not cheap, and it’s one heck of a style splurge, but hey: Getting dressed should ultimately be fun

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Twill Officer Pants – Your New Pair of Go-Anywhere Summer Pants

Best men's pants for summer

If you stop by the blog often, you’re well aware of the fact that I’m all about making classic menswear essentials work for you across multiple seasons — the more often you can wear a staple piece, the better-served your wardrobe will be, after all. For my money’s worth — and hopefully yours! — there’s not a brand that tends to do this better than the Americana style masters at Buck Mason, makers of everything from the best men’s T-shirt to, well, the best men’s pants for summer (as shown above!). Let’s count the ways that the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants can work for you, shall we?

As far as the best men’s pants for summer are concerned, the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants are precisely what I mentioned above: A classic menswear pick you can wear across multiple seasons, yet especially when the thermostat rises and you still want to look polished. Made from an 8.9oz. cotton twill that’s got a slubby texture for a soft feel and finish, they’re both substantial and durable, like classic men’s chinos, yet lightweight enough to wear in the heat with, say, a classic Buck Mason T-shirt off-duty — or with one of the best men’s Oxford shirts at the office. The Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants only get better from there.

Crucially, the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants feature a timeless mid-rise design and a slim, tapered-but-not-too-tight fit, all the better to wear more casually with your favorite summer sneakers or more formally with dressy, sharp leather loafers.

The Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants also feature a classic Hollywood waistband, which means the waistband is naturally part of the pants, rather than being sewn on. It’s yet another traditional touch that separates Buck Mason menswear from the pack, and it’s also just part of what makes the Buck Mason Twill Officer’s Pants some of the best pants for men this summer. Give ’em a look and see for yourself, my friends. Happy shopping!

The Friday Read: A London Trip With Dickies Workwear

My friends, if you can believe it or not, the headline above isn’t a typo or a mistake — I really am writing to you from the very hip confines of Shoreditch in London, one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods (as seen above!), where I’m in the midst of yet another press trip! The brand in question for this lifetime trip? Ever-popular workwear and streetwear stalwarts Dickies, a huge brand Stateside in Texas and an even bigger brand abroad, thanks to its popularity among skateboarders and stylish youths — and of course, writers like myself! Dickies is celebrating 100 years, and invited myself and Gear Patrol Editor Evan Malachosky along for the ride.

On the docket so far this week? A celebration of a century of Dickies workwear, including a lovely dinner at the very on-brand The Bike Shed in Shoreditch, a preview of the brand’s upcoming Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 offerings, and a special documentary premiere at London’s Steel Yard nodding to 100 years of heritage and history. In the meantime, I’ve had the chance to explore London and Shoreditch on foot, enjoy a classic Full English Breakfast or two, and take in a couple pints at cool local spots like The Royal Oak. Needless to say, it’s already been a lifetime “work” trip for which I’m extremely grateful!

You can — and should! — keep up with the rest of the fun on my Instagram, because I’ve got a busy London weekend ahead, too (including a legendary concert — stay tuned!). For now, I’ve got some more coffee to down and some workwear to write about — expect a full dispatch for one of the many sites for which I write in the weeks ahead. Cheers, Godspeed and thanks for reading, as ever!

The Thursday Buy: The Mack Weldon Pima Short-Sleeve Henley is the Best Henley to Buy Now

Best men's henley for summer

If you read the blog on the regular, hopefully, you know that sometimes, the best style moves are the most subtle and classic. Take the idea behind wearing one of the best men’s henleys, after all. It’s a simple yet significant upgrade over wearing even one of the best men’s T-shirts, one that signifies a touch of rugged, classic and yet casual style — and for my money’s worth (and yours!), the Mack Weldon Pima Short-Sleeve Henley is one of the most stylish men’s henleys you can rock right now.

It’s got plenty going for it, from simple style points to tech specs, and it’s worth diving in just a bit more this fine Thursday.

Mack Weldon already excels at mixing things up nicely — like making a polo that’s as soft as a T-shirt — and they’ve done just the same here with this modern take on a classic style. The henley shirt started, after all, as a shirt worn by rowers in Henley-on-Thames, with the button placket providing both extra coverage and ventilation when needed, and the Mack Weldon Pima Short-Sleeve Henley carries on that lineage nicely.

The use of super-soft pima cotton makes this shirt ultra-comfortable and breathable, while the three-button placket on the Mack Weldon Pima Short-Sleeve Henley is another classic henley design touch. Color options like Sand Heather and True Navy team up nicely with everything from olive chinos to grey stretch chino shorts, while the agreeable $42 price tag isn’t a bad deal at all given the quality and summer-friendly versatility on offer. When you want casual style that steps things up just a notch, snag the Mack Weldon Pima Short-Sleeve Henley.

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts are the Perfect Shorts to Wear All Summer

Best hybrid shorts for summer.

Here’s the scoop, at least according to this Brooklyn menswear writer: When you find a summer style essential that can do more than one thing very, very well, it’s in your best interest to snap up that style staple. And when that menswear pick comes from the good folks at Taylor Stitch, you can rest assured it’s the proper style move to make now. The San Francisco brand, a longtime blog favorite and makers of some of the best men’s shirts for summer (among many other items) now offers up the best men’s hybrid shorts for the season: the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts are going to take you from the trail to the beach and beyond — keep scrolling for more, of course.

Again, for the summer months, versatility is absolutely critical, and the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts have that versatility in spades. They’re cut like one of your favorite pairs of shorts, featuring an 8-inch inseam that should hit above the knee on most guys, yet they’ve got all the features you’d expect from some of the best hybrid shorts, too.

That means they’re made from a hard-wearing blend of organic cotton, nylon and spandex — you get the tailored appeal of organic cotton shorts, yet the durability of nylon and the comfort of spandex. The Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts really check off all the right boxes, and you can wear ’em to the beach or on the trail — or out to your favorite brewery — with ease, especially in a neutral and easy-to-style Olive colorway.

Most versatile shorts for men this summer.

The back patch pockets on the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts also feature drainage holes, like on your go-to swim trunks, so you can wear them into the water and back on land (note how quickly the fabric dries!) without worry. When you need rugged shorts that can do everything with style and functionality in mind, make the Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts your next purchase. And hey, given that you’re getting a pair of functionality-minded shorts for under $100 ($92, to be exact), that purchase just got even better.

The Tuesday Steal: Save Nearly 40 Percent On These Hybrid Shorts from Faherty Brand

Best summer shorts for men.

Any time you can find an in-season summer style essential on sale — especially as sold by a lauded retailer like the good folks at Huckberry — it’s always a wise bet to stock up, yes? That’s the idea behind today’s Tuesday Steal, a standout way to save on some of the best shorts for men. Of course, the savings are coming from a brand you can trust — Faherty Brand — and the savings themselves are outstanding (try nearly 40 percent off — 36 percent, to be exact). Yes indeed, the Faherty Brand All Day Hybrid Shorts are the sort of shorts you can wear, and wear, and wear, all without missing a beat this season.

The specs on the Faherty Brand All Day Hybrid Shorts are nearly unbeatable, especially with a price tag that drops below $65 on sale. The 9-inch inseam is an agreeable length for shorts that should provide some extra coverage on the trail or in the water — keep in mind, the fabric is quick-drying and durable at the same time, giving new meaning to the name Faherty Brand All Day Hybrid Shorts. As ever, you’ll find them in Huckberry’s well-curated Sale section, but that doesn’t mean the quality is lacking — far from it, in fact.

The fact that the fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles? That’s just icing on the cake, as is the versatility behind the easily wearable Olive color at the top of the page. Heck, the exterior of the Faherty Brand All Day Hybrid Shorts is even coated in DWR finish, so they dry quickly and can go just about anywhere with ease. And lest we forget, yes, the fact that the Faherty Brand All Day Hybrid Shorts are on sale right now is impressive in its own right. Make sure they end up in your wardrobe this season, will ya?