#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Summer Adventure

Well, here we are with another #OOTD covering how to dress in style for summer. From knowing how to wear white leather sneakers to how to wear chukka boots in the summer heat, stylish guys like yourself need to know how to deal with many a summer style situation. Let’s go off-trail — or at least, further away from home — for a second. If you love the great outdoors or a casual hike, or even an upstate cabin retreat, it pays off to know how to dress in rugged style, does it not? We’re here today with plenty of summer style essentials via a more unique ensemble to help you gear up for the season accordingly, even if that only entails sitting outside around the fire, and we’ll start with one of the best shirt jackets for men. Remember, style counts in plenty of different situations, even if it might seem not seem like it. That goes for spending time outdoors this summer — the day of athletic shorts and an athletic logo tee should be in your rearview mirror, hence the stylish overshirt you’ll see below from Freemans Sporting Club (among other choices). So, we’ll talk about one of the best shirt jackets out there right now — it’s a lightweight overshirt that goes the distance — plus some of the best men’s pants for summer, a pair uniquely suited to the rigors of the great outdoors and back home, and we’ll be lacing up a pair of the best men’s hiking boots, too. Are you ready to get out there, my friends? If you like this look, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

Stylish, rugged outdoor gear for a summer adventure – -easy as that.

Looking at the #OOTD above, are you feeling more ready for your next outdoor adventure? Whatever the case may be, prepping accordingly and dressing in rugged style can only help further the experience, my friends. That’s why the best men’s gear is so crucial — take the rugged camp shirt from Freemans Sporting Club as shown above. It’s going to be the ideal layer to wear atop your new favorite T-shirt on a long day hike or for a chilly summer evening (or both!). Of course, rugged outdoor boots are going to be a summer style essential, too — make sure you’re lacing up the right pair (*ahem* the Danner Pub Garden Boots are the correct answer). Proper accessories make all the difference when it comes to gearing up for the great outdoors, so throw on one of the best men’s watches and see how far that investment takes you — luckily, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf more than passes muster. Even the little details make the difference, so a pair of the best men’s socks, particularly a pair from Darn Tough, is going to serve your feet very well indeed. You’ll also be stepping out properly thanks to one of the best outdoor bags, the type of daily carry that haul all your everyday essentials (and then some). And for when you and your pals get thirsty? Rest easy knowing you’ve brought along one of the best coolers from OtterBox. But lest we forget: It all starts with your new favorite overshirt and builds from there. As always, get in touch with me on Twitter to let me know your thoughts on this look.

The List: Stay Stylish This Summer with the Very Best New Men’s Gear Picks

Kicked back and dressed in style with one of the best denim jackets.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always surprised when it’s time to get down to another edition of The List — already?? It’s already time to talk, once more, about the best new men’s gear here on The Style Guide? In short, my friends — yes, it’s that time again. As we close out July (which is wild in and of itself), I’d say that certain men’s style essentials (like that Flint and Tinder denim jacket shown above) are going to be paramount to keeping the season rolling. We’ll dig into rugged EDC picks, one of the best men’s short-sleeve shirts — from a brand you know and love — and naturally, one of the best men’s watches. Doesn’t that all sound great? It does to me. Let’s dive on into the best summer gear, folks.

Flint and Tinder Vintage Wash Denim Jacket — $178

A perfectly executed denim jacket from Flint and Tinder.

If you thought you had your summer outerwear all sorted out, think again. This vintage wash denim jacket is as classic and cool as it gets, making it the perfect summer jacket to wear with your favorite T-shirt and slim denim for a weekend of to-go brewery visits or an upstate camping trip.

Todd Snyder Herringbone Camp Pants in Olive — $268

Durable, rugged utility pants to wear for summer adventures.

Let’s stick with a more muted summer color theme when it comes to these rugged men’s pants, shall we? Todd Snyder excels at making menswear for situations both tailored and casual, and these stylish utility pants are as suited for back patio beers as they are for a park hike. Call ’em of some of the best men’s pants, easily.

HELM Boots Nils Wheat Leather Dress Shoes — $285

Rugged-yet-versatile leather dress shoes to wear day in and day out.

Searching for standout men’s dress shoes you can wear with your Todd Snyder Camp Pants (or heck, any pair of stylish men’s pants this summer)? These stylish leather dress shoes from Austin’s HELM Boots manage to be rugged, refined & yet perfect for a dressy summer date night at home. They’re a winner in my book.

Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve One-Pocket Shirt — $85

The perfect short-sleeve shirt for summer? You decide.

Another day, another one of the best short-sleeve shirts from Buck Mason — how about that, ehh? This stylish short-sleeve shirt is easy to throw on and forget about — as in, it’ll look great from day to night without missing a beat, especially when worn with some rugged men’s pants.

Timex Q Timex Reissue Watch — $179

A retro watch you can wear with all the best men’s gear on this list — guaranteed.

The Q Timex Reissue Watch has gotten a lot of love here on the blog in these past few weeks, and for good reason: As long as one of the best vintage-inspired watches is still available for sale (and from Huckberry, no less), it’s worth a reminder — or three — to upgrade your watch collection.

Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve California Shirt — $98

A seriously cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Let’s keep things rolling with another one of the best short-sleeve shirts for men, this time from Taylor Stitch. The Taylor Stitch California Shirt,a personal favorite, gets a very cool update here — it’s perhaps one of the coolest printed shirts you can buy now, and it’s perfect for a socially distanced summer outing.

 Bespoke Post Carry Box — $45 (When You Sign Up to Join Bespoke Post)  

Sign up for Bespoke Post to get a great deal on these EDC essentials.

Pivoting over to the best everyday carry essentials for a second, the aptly named Bespoke Post Carry Box is a serious essential for the guy who needs tough gear on the daily. This handy EDC kit also happens to be stylish and affordable, and it’s only $45 when signing up for Bespoke Post.

Outdoor Fellow No. 8 Sandalwood + Clove Candle — $36 

A cool candle to upgrade your space? Sure thing.

Hey now, we’ve all been spending a heck of a lot more time at home these days, so for your den or your office, you need one of the best candles — Outdoor Fellow, as sold by the great folks at Huckberry, has you covered.
Wellen Playa Chino Shorts — $48

Well-made, affordable men’s shorts you’ll wear for summer weekends aplenty.

Let’s pivot away from the best men’s blazer for a second and talk casual style. To be more specific: Let’s talk about how the Wellen Playa Chino Shorts are some of the most affordable men’s shorts you can buy this summer. For under $50, you’re getting an agreeable 9-inch inseam and slubby cotton fabric for comfort. The best men’s shorts can work all day long, that’s just a fact.
Freemans Sporting Club Pocket T-Shirt in Cactus — $55

One of the best T-shirts for men, and that’s just a fact.

There’s no question that you’re absolutely going to get plenty of wear this season (and next) out of one of the best men’s T-shirts. Invest in top-notch quality with this stylish pocket T-shirt from Freemans Sporting Club. Feel free to wear it with stylish utility pants and perhaps a vintage wash denim jacket (you know the one!).
GlassesUSA SeaClean Tortoiseshell Sunglasses — $45  

Some of the most sustainable, best men’s sunglasses out there.

If you’re in search of, say a deal on men’s sunglasses, then GlassesUSA.com is assuredly the way to go. Heck, you can get 60 percent off your first pair of stylish men’s sunglasses, like these sustainably made, affordably priced shades.
LEMS Shoes Trailhead Shoes — $130

Dependably rugged hiking shoes for summer and beyond.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about how LEMS Shoes makes some of the most rugged men’s shoes out there, period. That’s the case with the ever-popular LEMS Trailhead Shoes, which could very well be the perfect shoes for your next summer adventure.
Relwen Finespun Stripe Polo — $98

An effortlessly cool polo for summer to wear all the time.

Relwen is another longtime favorite of the blog, consistenly known for churning out the best men’s gear for summer in beyond. In this case, that effort gets a bit more dressed up, thanks to this stylish men’s polo. Wear it as often as you can, especially with stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots and of course, your new favorite pants from Todd Snyder.
Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki — $118

As stylish a pair of jeans as it gets, and ideal for summer, too.

What to pair up with your Relwen polo? Well, my friends … that’s easy. Turn toward your favorite pair of jeans, and from a brand that just gets out to offer quality men’s jeans at the right price. If you’re asking me if Mott and Bow jeans are any good, my answer is yes (I hope you feel the same!).

Proof Lightweight Travel Blazer — $168

A durable, versatile summer blazer — available via Huckberry, naturally.

Travel might not exactly be the name of the game at the moment, but if you want a versatile men’s jacket for summer, one that’s easy to throw on for a Zoom call and then continue wearing for a breezy date night at home, you want one of the best men’s blazers as shown here from Proof.
Billykirk No. 277 Standard Issue Laptop Sleeve — $90

A tough sleeve for your laptop, guaranteed.

Perhaps you’re not transporting your laptop back to the office or on the road yet, but one of the best laptop sleeves is still critical when caring for your computer at home. Leave it to Billykirk to make a rugged, stylish laptop sleeve using the brand’s extensive know-how.
Maapilim Balancing Toner — $35

One of the best ways to care for and energize your skin this summer.

Invest in the best men’s skincare this season with one of, well, the best ways to treat your skin this summer: A  great toner. Maapilim‘s excellent balancing toner has become a favorite of mine this season for its easy utility in the summer heat. This toner for men is designed to clarify, even and energize your skin, and it certainly does all of that.
Western Rise Limitless Merino Buttondown Shirt — $129

A shirt to keep you cool and stylish this summer.

We’ve talked on the blog this summer about how Western Rise makes some of the best performance gear for men, including one of the best merino shirts — that knowlege is more critical than ever in the heat of summer. The Western Rise Limitless Merino Shirt keeps you cool and stylish, no matter where your days take you.
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Once again, my friends, we’ve run through a whole host of the best men’s gear picks, and I hope you enjoyed it. As I always say, I have difficulty choosing a favorite when it comes to the best men’s summer gear — how about you? Are you all about the dependability and style of the Western Rise Limitless Merino Shirt or the LEMS Trailhead Shoes, or are you going to go more bold with a pair of the Todd Snyder Camp Pants?   I’m also, of course, a huge fan of the Q Timex Reissue Watch and the Taylor Stitch California Shirt … but if I had to pick just one, I’m going with the incredible vintage wash denim jacket featured at the top of the page from Flint and Tinder. For now, head to my Instagram to see how I’m wearing my favorite summer gear, or join me on Twitter to talk all things #menswear. Lastly: Thanks for reading!

The Sunday Sale: Get Up to 80 Percent Off Men’s Style Picks at Need Supply Co. ASAP

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Get up to 80 percent off the best men’s style gear for summer and beyond at Need Supply Co.

My friends, it’s time to get geared up for the rest of summer with Need Supply Co. and another edition of The Sunday Sale. We took a look last week at Los Angeles-based PAIGE’s Semi-Annual Sale (which is still going on!), and it’s the right time to see what Richmond, Va.-based Need Supply Co. is selling. Sadly, that’s primarily because Need Supply Co. announced it was closing its doors (digitally and in person) in the coming months after nearly 25 years in business.

It’s a bummer given our current day and age to see any menswear business go under, but especially a community-driven space like Need Supply. But, you can still help ’em out — the retailer continues to sell some of the best men’s style essentials on its site via the Need Supply Co. Spring Sale, many of which are up to 80 percent off. Shop some of the best menswear picks at Need Supply Co. today, and know that you’re helping a lauded brand close things down in the best way possible — by outfitting guys for a better tomorrow. Carry on, my friends.

Converse Chuck Taylor 70 Hi Sneakers in Black — $63.75

Converse Chuck Taylor 70 Hi Sneaker in Black

Iconic sneakers at a low, low price.

Is there ever a bad time to buy a pair of classic men’s sneakers like the Converse Chuck Taylor High-Tops? The short answer is no, especially when they’re 25 percent off

Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax — $97.50

Clarks Desert Boot in Beeswax

Classic chukka boots, and perhaps the best chukka boots to buy for multi-season wear.

We’ll keep it focused on the footwear front with Clarks Desert Boots, some of the most classic men’s boots on the planet. Buy them now, wear ’em all the time, seeing as they’re almost 30 percent off.

NEED Supply Co. Spread-Collar Button Up Shirt — $93.75

NEED Tai Spread Collar Button Up in White

The kind of classic short-sleeve shirt every guy needs.

NEED Supply Co. has also done a nice job at launching its own in-house line of menswear, including this stylish short-sleeve button-up shirt to wear with just about anything you own.

NEED Supply Co. Denim Jacket in Judd Wash — $64.50

NEED Denim Jacket in Judd Wash

Get more than 65 percent off this stylish, rugged denim jacket from NEED Supply Co.

If you don’t already own a stylish denim jacket, you need one — it’s great news that this classic medium wash denim jacket is under $70, right? Right.

Uniform Wares M40 PreciDrive Watch — $412.50

Uniform Wares M40 PreciDrive Date Watch in PVD Grey/Black

The one-of-a-kind watch is 25 percent off.

Uniform Wares watches similar to the one above are on-sale for some fantastic deals right now through NEED Supply, so why not upgrade your watch game in a hurry? Sounds great to me.

NEED Supply Co. Short-Sleeve Dye Tee in Navy — $26.25

NEED Short Sleeve Dye Tee in Navy

Every guy — yes, you included — needs a classic navy T-shirt.

NEED Supply Co. T-shirts, made from soft cotton in a range of colors, are going for a downright steal at this point. Add to your rotation of summer T-shirts with an easy, breezy pick-up.

VANS Authentic Sneakers in Navy — $37.50

Vans Authentic Sneaker in Navy

Stylish, classic men’s sneakers for a great deal.

That’s right: VANS Authentic sneakers are yours for the taking, and for under $40. That’s a great price for classic men’s sneakers you can wear the rest of summer, anywhere you please.

Carhartt WIP Sid Pants in Dark Navy — $96

Carhartt WIP Sid Pant in Dark Navy

Classic workwear trousers to wear any day of the week.

Rugged workwear pants for under $100 can be tough to find, especially from the higher-priced Carhartt WIP line, but NEED Supply Co. has you covered here. Go right ahead and wear these with Clarks Desert Boots for authentic early fall style.

Timberland Authentics Classic 3-Eye Lug Shoes — $101.25

Timberland Authentics 3 Eye Classic Lug Shoe

25 percent off rugged boat shoes from Timberland? Sign me up.

Sure, you can also get Timberland boots on sale right now via NEED Supply, but why not reach for these Timberland 3-Eye Lug Shoes for 25 percent off, ehh?

Baxter of California DE Safety Razor Set — $195

Baxter of California Baxter DE Safety Razor Set

An old-school safety razor set at a great, great price.

Pick up Baxter of California shaving essentials, give it a try and wait for the compliments to roll in — NEED Supply Co. has all your bases covered, truly.

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Once again, it’s pretty clear that this could be one of the best men’s style sales going on right now — and since there’s no telling when it might end, it could be best to shop the Need Supply Co. Spring Sale right away. If I had to make just one pick from the above, I might be snagging the Clarks Desert Boots. Let me know on Twitter what you’re thinking of buying. Thanks for reading, happy shopping!

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Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts

Unbelievably cool and casual summer shorts from a favorite menswear designer.

Turn toward one of your favorite menswear brands — that’d be the inimitable, NYC-based Todd Snyder — to pick up a pair of the best men’s shorts. Well, OK, that’s step one — let’s talk about why exactly you need the Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts in your rotation, shall we? The very aptly named Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts exemplify laidback cool for the warmer months, and they’re part of a full lineup of the best shorts for men being sold by the brand — many of which feature summer-friendly colors, breezy fabrics and (this is crucial) a relaxed drawstring waist and nicely tailored fit. Yes indeed, you could likely call these some of the best summer shorts, given that they check so many of the right boxes.

But really, would you expect anything less from one of the best menswear designers on the planet? Snyder just gets it, and takes throwback style staples into the 21st century in a way that’s subtle but stylish all the way through. So, that brings us back to the Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts. The rich indigo chambray fabric is a serious selling point — I can nearly guarantee you don’t have anything like this in your wardrobe currently. In fact, it’s not just any old run-of-the-mill stuff (pun intended) — these stylish summer shorts are made with 97 percent cotton & 3 percent Lycra from Italy’s Albini Mill.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts

A button back pocket offers space for your everyday carry.

These are, simply put, some of the best shorts for men for a reason, and it’s got to be the fact that they’re casual enough to wear with your favorite T-shirt, yet easy to wear with a classic polo and leather loafers all the same. Lest we forget, they feature an elasticized drawstring waist, so they’re easy to pull on for, well, the weekend alongside your favorite canvas sneakers and that perfectly worn-in tee (preferably from the Todd Snyder x Champion line). Make no mistake, though — in spite of that drawstring waist, these are far from, say, gym shorts.

The tailored 7-inch inseam is akin to that of shorts you’ve likely already got in your wardrobe, but again, these stylish summer shorts amp things up in terms of fabric and great looks. These are summer shorts you can throw and forget about, whether you’re firing up the grill or hanging out in a socially distanced fashion with friends. Pair them with dependable sneakers and a rugged short-sleeve henley, team them with your favorite polo and leather loafers, toss ’em on with a broken-in tee and classic Converse sneakers — either way, the Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts can put in work, plain and simple.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Weekend Shorts

The Friday Read: The Best Blue Light Glasses, Nike Air Zoom Sneakers & A Faherty Brand Discount

Stylish blue light glasses on sale for a deal right now? That’s the way to go.

My friends, thanks for joining us for another Friday Read. I’m going to kick things off today with something I think will prove highly useful during these screen-heavy times. My friends at GlassesUSA.com have just launched BLUEASE, a line of blue light-blocking eyeglasses that blend plenty of style and functionality. On that note, it’s never been easier to get a pair of stylish glasses with this technology built right in — you can get 10 percent off BLUEASE frames with the code BLUEASE10, or you can take advantage of the site’s Buy One, Get One offer, including BLUEASE glasses, with the code BOGOFREE. But why do you need blue light glasses? These glasses reduce eye strain, cut back on headaches & improve your sleep and productivity. Those are all things we could use these days, right? Right. So, that’s where we’re starting Friday. By the way, my personal favorite from the BLUEASE line? The Gosling Eyeglasses as shown below — aptly named!

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Get 10 percent off these blue light eyeglasses with the code BLUEASE10.

In my neck of the woods I’m staying plenty busy in Brooklyn now that I’ve made the jump into menswear projects and writing full-time — I’ve recently penned some pieces for Maxim.com, about which I’m VERY, very excited! Heck, I was able to feature one of my favorite brands, the esteemed style purveyors at Buck Mason, in my first piece. It doesn’t get any better than that. There’s also more in the works here at the blog. In the coming weeks, I’ll be launching The Shop by The Style Guide, a curated page of easy-to-shop men’s style essentials you’re going to get a kick out of. 

Besides shopping for some men’s style essentials, what else is on your weekend agenda as we close out July?

It’s tough to believe we’re cruising through what’s turned out to be a very different summer, but I’m planning on doing the best I can to support the businesses I love right now. That means a customary stop by Brooklyn’s Wild East Brewing later today, in fact. In the meantime, you can — and should! — look for my next newsletter dispatch tomorrow via The Style Guide In Brief, plus our customary Saturday Style Pick of the Week. I’m excited for everyone to check ’em out! Thanks, as always, for reading and for your support. Onward with the Friday Read, ehh?

Chavito Chukka Boot Waxed Brown

But one pair of the best men’s boots you can get via Nisolo’s ongoing sale — get 25 percent off now through Monday on sustainable footwear, my friends.

The coolest, most classic men’s sneakers on the planet? Maybe. A fitting way to close the Friday Read? Assuredly.

My friends, we’ve once again reached the end of my weekly men’s style roundup. Before you go, let me give you one last item to ponder heading into the weekend. I’m a huge proponent of finding the best sneakers for men, the kind that work with your lifestyle, and then wearing them as much as possible. I’ve found perhaps no better classic pair of sneakers than the timeless Converse Chuck Taylor 70 Sneakers as sold by Need Supply. Need Supply Co. is, sadly, phasing out its operations, so if you want to get a great deal on sneakers like these, I’d suggest you check ’em out — and read this post ASAP. OK, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend, and thanks again for reading!

The Thursday Buy: Shop The Filson Summer Sale for the Best Summer Gear

Filson Summer Sale

A special shoutout on the last day of a standout summer sale.

My friends, welcome back to the blog. It’s been a busy, busy Thursday around these parts, and for good reason. This is our second edition of The Thursday Buy today — and it’s a bit different. Believe it or not, today’s a great day to check out one of the best sales for men out there, all the way over at Pacific Northwest heritage retailers Filson.

The Filson Summer Sale rolls on in fine fashion, but it won’t be around forever.  Right now, it’s perhaps the best way to get the best gear for summer, and it’s as easy as that. If you think of Filson as more of a cold-weather brand, I don’t blame you, but rest assured, they deliver on warm-weather men’s style picks, too. Rest assured, other Thursday Buy posts will stick to the usual format!

Because time is of the essence, here are a handful of favorites I’m digging below, discount included. Alternatively, you can peruse the Filson Summer Sale all on your own at this link. Happy shopping!

Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — 60% Off 

A rugged shirt for summer adventures.

The Alaskan Guide Shirt is the stuff of legend, and here, it gets a lightweight update.

Filson Outfitter T-Shirt — 55% Off

Wear this tough T-shirt all summer long.

When you want a men’s T-shirt that’s more than just a tee, you want a sturdy Filson T-shirt.

Filson Quilted Pack Vest — 50% Off 

A durable and tough-as-nails vest to have handy come fall.

Although it’s too hot out there for this waxed work vest now, it’ll come in mighty handy come fall.

Filson Scout Shirt — 65% Off 

A lightweight Filson shirt fit for off-duty hangs or rugged adventures.

Another classic Filson shirt, and the perfect lightweight shirt for summer camping and beyond. It’s available in a ton of stylish, versatile colors, too.

Filson Dry Cloth Shelter Pants — 51% Off

Tough, hard-wearing Filson pants to wear in the field or doing work at home.

When you need durable work pants to get the job done, or the toughest pants to wear on a hike, you want these Filson pants — there are limited sizes left, so act fast.

Is the Filson Summer Sale everything you thought it would be? I sure hope so. I know you’ve got shopping to do, so I’ll sign off here. Be sure to join me tomorrow for my Friday Read, and we’ll be back with our regular Sunday Sale post (covering a lauded menswear brand’s great deals!) on … yep, Sunday. Cheers to Thursday, my friends!

The Thursday Buy: Freemans Sporting Club Makes the Best Chore Jacket for Cool Summer Nights

The rugged, classic chore jacket to buy for summer — and wear into fall.

Editor’s note: Consider The Thursday Buy a quick jumpstart to your day.  One product, for a great deal, to get ready for the weekend.

Folks, it’s time for our second edition of The Thursday Buy. Consider it one menswear essential to get in your shopping cart this instant. As we roll through July, you probably think your men’s style essentials are covered, right? Mostly? Not quite. Cool summer mornings and nights call for the best summer outerwear, and sometimes, a light windbreaker won’t do. Particularly if you’re near the water or out on the trail, a tough chore coat is the move. Thus, you should be prepared to snap up one of the best chore jackets for all those times and more, courtesy of New York City’s Freemans Sporting Club. A durable chore jacket works over your favorite T-shirt or rugged chambray shirt & it pairs quite nicely with expertly faded denim or slim chinos — or some of the best men’s shorts. This Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket is made in New York from tough duck canvas and organic cotton, too. That construction means it works with high-top sneakers, with suede chukka boots, with rugged leather hiking boots … it’s as essential as it gets, no matter what you dream up. And that’s why it’s today’s Thursday Buy, my friends.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: Throw On These Vans Authentic Sneakers For Classic Summer Style

The coolest summer sneakers are yours for the taking.

How crucial is it at this juncture of the summer that you’re still wearing some of the best sneakers for men? Put simply, it’s still very, very critical indeed.  The dog days of summer are well and truly upon us, and if you’re not dressed the right way in summer style essentials (say, with lightweight chinos and your favorite slub polo up top, and the best sneakers down below), then you’re going to start feeling it — instantly. Make no mistake, we’ve talked about how to wear chukka boots during the summer months as well, but the Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers shown here are assuredly the way to go the rest of the time (or, most of the  time!).These classic sneakers pay homage to the original Vans factory in Anaheim (where they originally went by the No. 44 Deck Shoe), and they celebrate the brand’s longevity, too.

Heck, you’ve probably had a pair of Vans sneakers in your wardrobe since … middle school? High school? Guilty as charged here. You see, you can’t put a premium on the best sneakers for summer — they tend to work with everything, they offer up classic, casual style in spades, and they’re perfect for throwing on at a moment’s notice. Hence, the Vans Authentic Sneakers you see above — talk about a classic pair of sneakers for summer, am I right?

SHOP: The Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers

Low-profile casual sneakers to wear through plenty of summer’s remaining days.

Still with me on this? Good. The best men’s sneakers to buy right now, as you’ve probably gathered, are affordable, durable and made to go just about anywhere. For me, the coolest thing about Vans sneakers is probably the stories you can tell as you wear them more and more each summer — the more beat-up they get (within reason!), the better these classic casual sneakers look.  You know the drill with Vans — you get a laidback, low-profile silhouette, a tough textile upper and the brand’s signature rubber waffle outsole. These are all huge positives in my book. And in terms of style points, these Vans Authentic Sneakers deliver — that’s the case whether you wear them with your favorite chambray shirt and olive chinos, or the best summer shorts and a classic white tee. From there, it’s up to you where you go — the Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers are with you every step of the way. If you plan to buy them, reach out to me on Twitter.

SHOP: The Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic Sneakers

#OOTD: How to Wear Your New Favorite Summer Boots (Seriously)

Our ongoing #OOTD series rolls on, and in perfect summer style, too. “But wait a second … boots? In the summer? How does that work?” Ahh, well, my friends … it works something like the below ensemble. A man of taste has a lot of ground to cover these days, from knowing how to wear a short-sleeve shirt to how to rock chukka boots this season. That being said, it’s fun to switch things up from straightforward summer classics every now and again as these months wear on. Today’s pick — stylish Chelsea boots from Astorflex — checks all the right boxes.  Today’s #OOTD just gets it right (in my humble opinion) on a number of fronts. Again, lightweight boots are the perfect way to build a look from the ground up, accented by an equally lightweight summer shirt and easygoing chinos. I won’t spoil the whole look, though — you’ll need to keep reading for the rest. But in this day and age, where is the below look taking you? For starters, it’s going to work quite alright to hang out around the house, the bonfire or the back patio (that’s what the stylish home speaker seen below is for). Aside from that, things are quite a bit different beyond your front door. I’d say this is the kind of go-to summer style you can wear to work from home, and you can assuredly take this look for a spin as you pick up to-go cocktails or coffee — hey, it’s the new normal, right? Sharp style is an everyday thing, and shaking things up from your reliable summer style essentials even slightly can prove useful and enjoyable. As ever, you’ve got to start things out from, quite literally, the ground up. So, let’s check out how to wear your boots this summer — enjoy, folks.

Chelsea boots to ground this outfit, teamed up with plenty other style essentials.

 

OK, folks. Who’s onboard with wearing your new favorite boots for summer as often as possible for the rest of the season? When you take a look at the men’s style essentials they’re teamed up with, it becomes all the more feasible to consider. Take an organic cotton shirt from Flint and Tinder to keep things casual and breezy, then keep that pace moving right along with organic cotton chinos in an easygoing fit and fabric (plus, a cool-as-heck Navy color). Your new favorite chinos are nothing without some classic men’s socks to accessorize alongside those lightweight Chelsea boots, so make sure you pick up a pair of those, too. Elsewhere, you’re putting plenty of style points up on the virtual scoreboard with an iconic Todd Snyder x Timex watch — it’s seriously one of the coolest watches for guys that your author has seen in some time. Because this look is suited for work or play, and for drawing up ideas at home or heading into the office via social distancing, a Bellroy work folio is going to help you keep your everyday carry essentials in check. And particularly if you’re at home (and especially if you happen to be entertaining), the best audio equipment can enliven any space — that’s where Tivoli Audio gets it done. Certainly, some stylish summer sunglasses tie this whole look together in a way that says you’re cool and stylish, but know how to buckle down when the time comes. After  all, isn’t that what every #OOTD should do?

The List: Add These Men’s Style Essentials for Summer to Your Wardrobe Now

Looking toward the rest of summer with these rugged utility pants.

Right, then. Can you believe it’s nearly the end of July? I certainly can’t — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending that you stock up on the best summer style essentials to carry us through the home stretch of the season. The best new men’s gear will run the gamut in today’s post, from tough utility pants (via Flint and Tinder) to the coolest summer shirt (from Buck Mason!) to a must-have everyday carry essential (from Billykirk, naturally). So, if you want to shake up your wardrobe for some social distancing and summer adventures, keep on reading. To get in touch on any of these picks, find me on Twitter.

Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants — $128

Tough, durable, work, hiking and adventure pants for summer.

We’ve talked plenty in past editions of The List about Flint and Tinder‘s rugged men’s gear, but what makes this entry different? Namely, these tough utility pants are a step up — think of them more like tailored cargo pants (yes, cargo pants!), made from a breathable cotton-spandex blend with military-inspired side pockets. They’re some of the most rugged pants for summer adventures & yard (and anything else!), and you’d do well to snag a pair right now.

Buck Mason Chambray Short-Sleeve Shirt — $95

An incredibly cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Summer calls for a stylish short-sleeve shirt, the kind that’s breezy, cool, casual & versatile. Well, Buck Mason yet again delivers one of the best short-sleeve shirts out there. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants, folks.

Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat in Olive — $398

One of the toughest, best men’s chore coats on the market — from Todd Snyder, of course.

There are going to be plenty of times ahead where you need a rugged chore coat — preferably one of the best chore coats for men, at that. Throw this on during a camping trip, at a bonfire or heading out to grab to-go beers — Todd Snyder has you covered, as always.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 24-Month Wash — $188

A classic denim jacket that you’ll wear the rest of summer.

Another stylish summer jacket comin’ at ya — once more, I’m recommending the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (see a past pick here). To me, this light wash denim jacket is a stone-cold summer classic & one of the best denim jackets around.

Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Prevention Face Mask (5-Pack) — $20

Very likely one of the best face masks out there for the price and quality.

Yes, another pick from Buck Mason — this one is all the more critical, though. This is a surprisingly stylish face mask, and it helps that one of your favorite menswear brands is making it. You can also get a 250-pack of face masks from the good folks at Buck Mason, if needed.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy, stylish polo for summer, made to be worn as often as possible.

The time is still upon us to wear one of the best men’s polos — ASAP. The good folks at Wellen make some of the most sustainable menswear on the planet, and the Wellen Hemp Polo (a favorite of the blog!) is  no exception. Wear this, perhaps the best polo for summer, with your favorite chinos and stylish leather loafers.

Freemans Sporting Club Denim Western Shirt — $250

The coolest denim shirt for guys right now? For yourself? Very likely.

You’ve read about Freemans Sporting Club this summer on the blog, so let’s dive into what makes this brand so great. Here, they’re offering up their take on the best denim shirt here, one that’s so iconic and classic, you’ll want to wear it every day. It’s an investment-level denim shirt, but one that’ll easily pay off.
Cantonment Kerchief + Woggle Set — $40

Use this kerchief as a face covering or a go-anywhere essential.

Isn’t it amazing what versatility a stylish kerchief can bring to your everyday carry? Perhaps you haven’t considered this workshop-friendly, adventure-minded accessory as being critical to your day, but I’d wager that’ll change once you check out what Cantonment is doing. Cantonment offers three styles of kerchief, made from soft cotton. The cloth pairs up with the proprietary Woggle-Toggle™ system to act as a handy additional touch — use the kerchief as a face covering by utilizing the Woggle, or keep an extra kerchief at your belt. Plus, they just look darn cool. too.

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Classic summer sneakers in a cool, retro-inspired silhouette.

Hey now, the time is still right to pick up some of the best men’s sneakers for summer — and the CLAE Malone Sneakers, with their court-inspired style, are simply perfect. Pair ’em up with your new favorite shorts.

Howler Brothers Cornerstone Corduroy Shorts — $69

Cool, retro-inspired summer shorts from Howler Brothers.

What are you going to wear with your CLAE Malone Sneakers? As just mentioned, you’re going to be wearing some of the best men’s shorts — you’ve got to love these retro corduroy shorts from Howler Brothers, right?

Billykirk No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel in Olive — $260

One of the toughest duffel bags on the market.

When you need one of the best duffel bags for a summer getaway, you need to turn to the good folks at New Jersey-based Billykirk. They’ve been making the best everyday carry gear for decades, and the handsome No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel is no exception.

HELM Boots Muller Brown Leather Boots — $385

Some of the most rugged men’s boots for a summer getaway (or any time of year). 

Quick, what’s another piece of rugged men’s gear you need for a weekend getaway? That’s easy — some of the best leather boots for men, from Austin-based HELM Boots. Wear these with your favorite denim.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,395

An unstoppable, investment-worthy watch from Huckberry.

Let’s pivot for a second to talk about Zodiac Watches, and why exactly you need to invest in the remarkable Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch. To put it simply: It’s a great-looking everyday watch, it can go absolutely anywhere (even the depths of the ocean), and it’s one of the best men’s watches out there, period. On the same page? Good.

GREATS Wooster Suede in Light Grey — $149

The best slip-on sneakers for men out there? You be the judge of that.

The famed GREATS Wooster, some of the best slip-on sneakers for men, has made a triumphant return to the brand (in fact, I published a GREATS Wooster review way back in the day!). These are stylish slip-on sneakers that won’t break the bank.

Material The Fundamentals Kitchen Set — $175

Some of the best tools for your kitchen to shop right now.

Let’s turn our attention toward the kitchen tools you’re using every day (and likely a lot more during quarantine!). Have you found one of the best kitchen tool sets yet? If not, get the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set, featuring all the best kitchen equipment to whip up tasty meals. Head to over to the Huckberry Pantry and Provisions page to stock up, too.

High Brew Coffee Black and Bold Cold Brew — $10

Bold, coffee-forward cold brew in a can? Sign me up.

Hey, shopping for all the best men’s gear is enough to make anyone search for some of the best cold brew, is it not? With the spirit of convenience and quality in mind, High Brew Coffee makes some of the best-tasting canned cold brew I’ve tried, with a range of flavors — including the excellent Black & Bold (dairy-free and just 10 calories!). Thanks to the brand for sending, as I’ve been testing out to fuel the blog (like right now!).
If you can believe it, that’s going to wrap up today’s guide to the best men’s gear. What are you adding to your wish list? Will you be focused on the home front and picking up the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set or focused on investing in the very best with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch? What about snapping up, say, a Freemans Sporting Club denim shirt or the the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket? There are plentiful choices for the stylish guy these days — my favorite out of all the above picks could be the Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat, though. To chime in, comment below or head over to Twitter. Thanks for reading!