The Friday Read: The Best Summer Jeans, Sustainable Ray-Ban Sunglasses & Filson’s Latest Sale

Just like figuring out the style essentials that work best for you on the daily, I’m going to start off today’s Friday Read with a bit of repetition: We talked earlier this week about Filson’s Semi-Annual Sale, which offers up to 40 percent off the best outdoor gear right now. And my friends, you’re in luck on this fine Friday, as the Filson Semi-Annual Sale is running into the weekend, with even more gear up for grabs right now. My advice? Hop to it and stock up while the getting’s good on rugged new menswear.

Stock up for summer with Filson’s Semi-Annual Sale

And my advice for the rest of your weekend? Well, that’s simple: Start it off the right way with a few choice style reads below, per tradition. As for me, I’m extending my working vacation of sorts by combining business and pleasure with a trip to the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this weekend, where I’ll be putting on my music writer’s cap and once again reviewing another festival for NYC-based Atwood Magazine.

While the festival is packed with standout acts aplenty, I’m beyond excited for the chance to see — and write about! — my favorite band, Ohio-born indie rockers The National, a group I’ve covered plenty on the blog over the years! Opportunities like this one don’t come around all that often, so you can rest assured I intend to make it count! Be sure to follow along with all the fun on my Instagram, and get the rest of your weekend started accordingly with a few stylish reads below.

  • It’s not too late to score a new pair of stylish sunglasses — and beyond that, it’s not too late to make sure the pair in question is highly stylish and sustainable, to boot. Get the best of both worlds with the new Ray-Ban Wayfarer Bio-Acetate, a pair of classic frames made modern. I’ve got the full scoop over at Maxim — happy shopping!
  • Let’s keep talking summer style picks, yes? In the spirit of keeping your warm-weather wardrobe on point, I rounded up my favorites last week for the best summer jeans over at SPY. You won’t want to miss out on lightweight denim to keep your seasonal style polished in the weeks ahead, folks.
  • Now, not every pick I write about is all purely about style — some blend a dash of style with a ton of functionality, as with my picks for the best work shoes for men over at SPY (I wear a lot of hats, my friends!). These work shoes provide grip, traction and performance at the job site, on the factory floor, or wherever you might need it the most.

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We’ve reached the end of today’s Friday Read, and I hope it gave you a few style reads and shopping picks to consider through these hot days ahead — if you have any favorite reads or product selections, or any style questions, the Comments section at The Style Guide is always open. Cheers and thanks for reading! 

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