See Now, Buy Now: Wear the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt All Summer — Starting Now

A classic, breezy short-sleeve shirt to amp up summer style.

If you need a breezy, casual, exceedingly stylish short-sleeve shirt, then you’re in luck today, my friends. The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is the right shirt for the job — now, allow me to tell you exactly why.  Why pick a short-sleeve buttondown shirt over a breezy polo or a simple pocket tee? It’s simple. The right short-sleeve shirt *cough* the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt *cough* offers more polish than a T-shirt, and a  bit more versatility than the polo. For instance: You can pair up this handsome shirt with a navy cotton blazer, and no one will be any the wiser. But the list goes on, my friends. It starts with 100 percent organic cotton that’s turned into a breezy, lightweight weave — this isn’t a heavier denim shirt that you might wear in a cooler climate, to say the least. No sir, the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is all about laidback summer style, and it’s particularly ready to pair up with easygoing style staples, like a pair of slim cotton shorts or classic tan chinos (white sneakers not included).

SHOP: The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

One of three versatile colorways in which you can snag this shirt.

But the list of positive attributes of the stylish short-sleeve shirt shown here goes on and on — this shirt in particular nails the tricky balancing act between casual and dressy. That is to say, you can wear it tucked in beneath your classic cotton blazer, or rock it untucked with rolled light wash denim and again, some iconic white slip-ons. It’s also as ready for proper vacation wear as it is for lounging around your local beach or pool — talk about an upgrade from a neon tank-top, ehh? And the real kicker when it comes to the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt? You can pick it up for a shade under $100, and then have a bit left over to splurge on a fill-up of your craft beer growler. That’s the start to a perfect summer weekend, is it not?

SHOP: The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt

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Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Wind Shell

This is the lightweight, dependable jacket to carry you through breezy summer nights.

If you’ve kept up with the happenings here at The Style Guide in the way of summer style essentials, you’ll probably recognize Wellen — and if you’ve dug into this stylish and sustainable brand, perhaps you even recognize the Wellen Wind Shell. We’ve previously covered the Wellen Hemp Polo, and the Wellen Wind Shell delivers on that same blend of eco-conscious style. It’s one of the best men’s jackets for your money’s worth, and although it’s July, that’s no time to scoff at this handsome piece of outerwear (especially considering it’s Fourth of July weekend and all). For breezy summer nights, rainy day hikes or chilly nights around the bonfire, the Wellen Wind Shell is what it’s all about when it comes to a versatile, stylish piece of lightweight outerwear.
The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

So, the specs of this durable rain jacket? We’re talking a lightweight stretch fabric that moves with you (not against you), the kind of jacket that should be quite easy to throw on as you head out the door, and even easier to pack in your go-to weekender bag before you hit the road. It’s equally parts functional and fashionable, and that’s something I always support.

SHOP: The Wellen Wind Shell

A no-frills rain jacket that’s going to go anywhere you go this season.

Crucially, the Wellen Wind Shell is a water-resistant jacket to shed light rain and splashes — the perfect jacket to throw on if the weather takes a turn after a day at the beach or an evening BBQ. But this isn’t just a rain jacket — it’s also something of a handy travel jacket, made with YKK zippers for added durability and featuring bar tacks at stress points for an even more rugged design. Mesh lining also provides critical breathability, so this isn’t simply a rain jacket that’s suffocating. Seriously, the Wellen Wind Shell defies all expectations of what a lightweight summer jacket should be, and that’s not a bad thing to have in your wardrobe. Cinchable hems provide additional protection from the elements, too. And perhaps the best additional feature? The two distinct, versatile, easily wearable colorways — the Deep Sea color shown in this post might just be the prime option to buy, but you can’t go wrong with the dark black-blue Carbon Wind Shell. Either would pair nicely with the kind of casual summer style picks you’ve hopefully got on hand, from slim light wash denim and a classic Oxford shirt to a rugged short-sleeve henley and the perfect pair of summer shorts. Add in the Wellen Wind Shell, and you’re truly all set for whatever the season throws your way.

SHOP: The Wellen Wind Shell

 

 

The Friday Read: Fourth of July Weekend, The Converse Star Series & Outerknown Shirting

Just one way to hit the ride for the Fourth of July weekend.

OK, my friends — we’re rolling into the Fourth of July weekend, just like the Montague Bikes Navigator at the top of the page. Hopefully, you kicked off the weekend with men’s style essentials yesterday, helped along by some rest, some relaxation, a delicious craft beer and a hot dog or two. That’s how I spent it in Brooklyn at Coney Island and Nathan’s Famous, enjoying the sights and sounds of a classic American destination. But now, we’ve got a double-whammy of sorts: A proper holiday weekend on tap. And if you’re the kind of person who loves to stay active on vacation, the above Montague Bikes Navigator is just the way to go about doing that. Now, I don’t have a bike myself (hello, subway!), but if I did, and wanted to bike around to breweries in Queens and beyond, I’d get one of the best foldable bikes out there. I myself am going to be sure to take in a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend in my favorite city in the world, helped along by a visit to Brooklyn’s own The Adirondack, plus some of my favorite summer style essentials, naturally. To start your own weekend the right way, you know exactly where to go — the below Friday Read, of course!

  • Now admittedly, if you’re a sneakerhead, you’ve probably known about the Converse Star Series for some time now. It’s a hot-selling new release packed with some of the best men’s sneakers I’ve seen in terms of functionality and forward-thinking fashion, and I covered it a couple weeks back for The Manual — if you’re interested in snagging a pair, head to places like StockX for the full scoop!
  • I talk often about how to make classic men’s style essentials work for you — pieces like the best men’s chinos, at that. For a laidback Fourth of July weekend, throw on a stylish short-sleeve shirt, slim chinos & suede loafers, then belly up to the bar with this #OOTD. Cheers!
  • Speaking of what to wear for Fourth of July weekend, you could do worse than a sustainable, classic short-sleeve shirt from Outerknown — as covered by yours truly over at GearMoose, in fact. Best get to it while there’s still time!The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

Let’s close out this post before you get to the Fourth of July weekend with one more handy piece of advice — you should be wearing a short-sleeve henley this weekend. In fact, you should be checking out my guide on how to wear a short-sleeve henley before you do anything (craft beer not included). OK, that’s everything I’ve got for y’all today — have a great weekend!

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt Is Your Perfect Summer Layer

Your go-to layer when you need it the most.

From classsic summer slip-ons to a stylish tee for the season, we like to think (and by we, I mean … just me) that our See Now, Buy Now series does a pretty job of covering all your bases. And as with any season — especially one that includes the upcoming Fourth of July holiday — there are times where you’ve got to be prepared. Thus, for all those times when you need an overshirt on  a breezy summer night, there’s the Flint and Tinder Overshirt, an aptly named summer essential that’s one of the best men’s overshirts on the market as I type. And the great news is, you can pair the Flint and Tinder Overshirt with a host of summer style essentials — again, crucial with the Fourth of July right around the corner. Seriously, don’t sleep on this piece; like other gear from Flint and Tinder that we know and love, you’re getting only the best of the best. And in this case, that means expert fabrication (soft, made-in-the-States cotton), a range of versatile color options (from Textured Olive as seen up to top to Heather Blue Flannel as seen below), and a standout fit.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt 

One of three standout color options in this excellent cotton overshirt.

Seriously, you need a piece like the Flint and Tinder Overshirt in your closet if you still find yourself getting a bit chilly in your T-shirt around the bonfire — this is your new go-to. It’s made in the traditional overshirt style — so, two front button chest pockets for your everyday carry essentials — and in a fit that should layer with ease (although, size up if you want a roomier fit). I personally recommend wearing it over everything from a crisp white tee and stylish summer shorts to a rugged short-sleeve henley and slim black denim (throw in some suede chukka boots for good measure). The final message I’ll leave you with is this: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt toes the line between casual and rugged, and when the sun goes down at your next summer weekend outing, you’ll be glad you’ve got it handy.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt 

 

 

#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Summer Wedding

So, the date’s long been set, your travel plans are in order, the room is booked, the gift is bought … that being said, what are you going to wear to this summer wedding!? Fear not, folks — The Style Guide is here to help in a pinch. How to dress for a summer wedding is really a conundrum any way you slice it; it could be outdoors and it could be hot, you could be in a more casual location … the answer, my friends, can be found in the #OOTD below, featuring a classic navy blazer from the likes of Taylor Stitch, plus stylish leather loafers, classic tan chinos and plenty of other #menswear fun. We’re toeing the line between formal and too casual, as it seems most weddings do these days. Let’s not overthink it too much, and after all, you’ve got more important things to worry about (celebrating the wedding!). That being said, you’ve still got to look sharp – that’s where a classic leather watch comes into play, not to mention some Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste — more on the specifics in a second. Again, we’re keeping it casual but crisp, and ready to take on the heat — wait until you see the summer style hack we deploy below. Check out the full #OOTD and feel free to let me know what you think over on Twitter. Cheers!

A solid mix of the best essentials for a summer wedding, don’t you agree? 

  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket, $298 — There’s no wrong way to wear stylish suiting from Taylor Stitch, and the Telegraph Jacket is handsome, sharp & not over-the-top — plus, it’s lined in cotton chambray for breathability.
  • The Shirt: Wellen Double Cloth Short-Sleeve Shirt, $68 — Bear with me here. The wedding is outside. It’s hot. There are very few ties being worn. And to stay cool before you ditch your suit jacket for the dance floor? Wear this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Wellen.
  • The Chinos: Mollusk Surf Shop Chinos, $98 — Like I said, we’re keeping it casual — these slim chinos are breathable and polished enough for a more laidback wedding (not too laidback, though!). Plus, they’ll look mighty fine with your
  • stylish short-sleeve shirt from Wellen.
  • The Dress Shoes: Astorflex Patnoflex, $175 — Leave the lace-up dress shoes at home (or at least consider it), because these stylish leather slip-ons are all you need to nail a casual wedding look.
  • The Watch: Timex x Todd Snyder Welton Bi-Metal Watch, $158 — There’s something pleasingly sharp and refined about this throwback-inspired watch — the perfect dress watch for a summer wedding.
  • The Sunglasses: Pacifico Optical Buckler Sunglasses, $164.98 — Like we said, if the wedding or cocktail hour is outdoors, you’ll need the right gear — like stylish sunglasses from Pacifico Optical, ehh?
  • The Pomade: Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste, $26 — Showing up to a wedding isn’t about just rolling out of bed — it’s about looking your best. Hence, this Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste. Perfect for a fresh summer ‘do.
  • The Travel Bag: Filson Dryden 2-Wheel Carry-On, $295 — Hey, you’re going to need at least one bag to get to the wedding,and this tough two-wheel suitcase is the way to go (A tip: Wear the Telegraph Jacket onto your plane, paired with slim dark jeans and a light blue Oxford).

OK, do you at least feel a little more prepared when it comes to what to wear to your next summer wedding? Undoubtedly, you’re going to want to stay cool and sharp — a stylish short-sleeve shirt from Wellen could be the key to achieving that, and no one needs to know you’ve ditched your sleeves. Elsewhere, it all starts out up top with stylish suiting from Taylor Stitch, the ideal way to meet any dressy occasion if you prefer to not be so stuffy. The choice of pants matters here, too — avoid pleats in favor of slim chinos in a classic material and color — they’ll sit nicely atop your stylish leather slip-ons, again a reliable choice in the warm weather for keeping cool. Leave your sport shades at home, too — a pair of stylish sunglasses from Pacifico Optical are going to look nice and refined as the topper on this #OOTD. Perhaps the real topper, though? Your fresh summer haircut, finished off with some Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste.Naturally, your watch is every bit as crucial as the other components of this look, so aim for the perfect dress watch, here made perfectly by Timex and Todd Snyder. And to make sure all your gear (and your gift) gets to the wedding in one piece? Grab a tough two-wheel suitcase for the jaunt. If you follow these tips, I can’t guarantee you’ll be the best-dressed guy at the wedding, but you’ll be quite close. Again, cheers!

The List: Here’s All the Best Gear You Need for the Fourth of July (And Beyond)

From daybreak to sunset, these are the stylish shorts to wear all the time.

Quick, check your calendar — just as quickly as we were talking about the best men’s gear to wear for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond), well, now comes the time to talk about the top men’s style essentials for the Fourth of July (and of course, beyond that). Much like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July is all about casual versatility — maybe you’ve got a weekend at the cabin lined up, followed by some boating and some beers … here’s what to wear. Hitting the road for summer travel upstate? Again, check out my favorite gear picks for the season. And we’re going to start you off with a pair of the most stylish shorts to wear the entire weekend. Cheers!

Wellen Cruiser Shorts — $68

The go-anywhere shorts to reliably get the job done for July 4th.

For a weekend with as much that goes into it as the Fourth of July, you need a pair of the best men’s shorts, a pair with as much versatility as the Wellen Cruiser Shorts — from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar, these are your new favorite shorts.

Mott and Bow Wythe Buttondown Shirt — $79

A crisp buttondown shirt made to wear for your trip and for happy hour.

To go with your new favorite shorts, wear a classic casual shirt in a sharp navy — this shirt from Mott and Bow is subtly stylish, and as fit to wear on the road as it is out to dinner when you arrive for your vacation.

YORK Athletics Mfg. Henry Mid Sneakers — $125

Lightweight, versatile sneakers you can wear with jeans or tailored shorts.

Casual, versatile sneakers are the name of the game if your Fourth of July means an impromptu football game breaks out as you’re manning the grill — you can’t go wrong with YORK Athletics Mfg., folks.

Relwen Utility Trap Blazer — $328

A versatile jacket for summer travel or a classy dinner this weekend (and beyond).

What’s on your Fourth of July weekend agenda? Perhaps a nice evening out is in order? In that case, you need one of the best men’s blazers — hence, the Relwen Utility Trap Blazer, a jacket that’s perfect for travel and also evening cocktails.

KC Cattle Co. — Price Varies

This is the new way to order Wagyu beef — easy as that.

Let’s pivot away from menswear for a second — and pivot toward what you’re grilling out this Fourth of July weekend. Go with a choice cut of Wagyu beef, available via an easy ordering process from this standout, high-quality, veteran-owned company (Take it from me — this is delicious).

Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag — $425

The toughest, most beastly bag you can bring with you for summer travel.

If you want one of the best men’s weekender bags to elevate your Fourth of July travels — or really, any trip at all that you take — then you want the remarkable, made-to-carry-anything Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag.

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede — $348

The tough, waterproof suede boots to lace up right now.

Perhaps your Fourth of July leans a little more rugged — in that case, a classic pair of men’s boots like the excellent Taylor Stitch Moto Boots ought to do the trick, ehh?

Flint and Tinder Overshirt — $118

A dependable outer layer for a fun summer weekend.

When it gets breezy during Fourth of July fireworks or that weekend bonfire, wear this tough overshirt from Flint and Tinder — tough, yet lightweight. One of the best men’s overshirts for summer, easily.

Wellen Short-Sleeve Cotton-Linen Shirt — $68

The easy-to-wear short-sleeve shirt that’s going to elevate every look this season.

Another item in today’s edition of The List, and another pick from Wellen — stylish, sustainable, and simply perfect for the Fourth of July (and any time you need a classic short-sleeve shirt, in essence). Pair this up with the Wellen Cruiser Shorts for maximum impact.

Autodromo Le Mans Blue Watch — $624.98 

A striking, stylish and patriotic watch for the Fourth of July (and summer).

The super sharp Autodromo Le Mans Blue isn’t a watch for everyone — but if you want to nod toward the holiday while still wearing a stylish sport watch, this is the way to go. You can even pair it with a white Oxford and slim tan chinos for a casual patio dinner.

Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $148 

For when you need to wear pants … wear these stylish chinos.

OK, so let’s say at some point during the Fourth of July weekend that you actually do need to smarten up beyond tailored shorts … in that case, slim chinos from Adam Marr are the way to go. You can even wear them with a classic short-sleeve shirt, just for good measure.

Sixpoint Brewery Citrus Jammer — Price Varies

The light, citrus-y, utterly refreshing beer to enjoy right now.

We’ve talked about what to wear and what to grill for the Fourth of July weekend — now, here’s what to drink. The Sixpoint Citrus Jammer is a classic session beer, with a lemon-lime twist for good measure — it’s immeninently crushable all weekend long.
Elevated Basics. Grounded Price.
OK, folks. That’s going to just about do it for this week’s take on The List — of the above men’s style essentials, which ones did you dig the most? I’ll be sipping on a Sixpoint Citrus Jammer while I pack up my Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag and plan outfits around the Wellen Cruiser Shorts. Have a great Fourth of July weekend, everyone, and thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Bespoke Post Sol Box

The key to summer relaxation? Quite possibly the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

The perfect way to unwind on a summer weekend? Well, I can’t tell you what exactly is required there (cold beer and sunshine?), but I can indeed tell you that the Bespoke Post Sol Box is going to make your weekend a whole lot more relaxed — and a whole lot more stylish. That’s because the Bespoke Post Sol Box features some of the best espadrilles you can slide your feet into, made with handcrafted care and available for a very, VERY agreeable price. If you follow the blog, you absolutely know we love what you can find at Bespoke Post. Think of it as the thinking man’s monthly subscription service, delivering everything from everyday carry essentials to everything you need for a summer grillout — and of course, the Bespoke Post Sol Box falls within that same realm, and same low price ($45 when you sign up for the site). In short, what you’re getting with the Bespoke Post Sol Box appears simple at first, but can offer a whole lot more than that. Consider your alternatives to your sturdy leather boots and even your stylish suede chukka boots — you’ve got classic leather moccasins, of course, but how about we shake things up?

SHOP:The Bespoke Post Sol Box 

One of two versatile colorways when it comes to the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

I’m talking, of course, about some of the best slip-ons for men, an option not considered often enough — but then again, not every pair of espadrilles is as stylish as the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles as found in this Bespoke Post Box, right? Exactly right.

This pair is handcrafted by artisans in Spain, and it reflects the laidback style of the Mediterranean. Wear these with your favorite pair of linen trousers and a camp collar shirt to head to a lovely evening of dinner and drinks, or just throw on the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles with tailored shorts and a classic slub tee every single time you please. The cotton canvas upper is breathable and comfortable, while the use of natural jute is sustainable and again, highly stylish. Plus, you can throw the espadrilles from the Bespoke Post Sol Box into your weekender bag with ease as you hit the road — talk about packing light. And while you can’t exactly pair these with your classic business casual suit, you should feel free to wear the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles with tan chinos and a tailored white Oxford to dinner on your next vacation. The key to summer relaxation? It’s gotta be the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

SHOP:The Bespoke Post Sol Box