The List: These Are 25 of The Best New Men’s Gear Picks for Fall

Just one of many rugged gear picks you’re going to love wearing this fall.

My friends, we stand on the verge of another week as we move steadily into fall. As I always say, if you’ve felt behind in the game when it comes to the best fall style essentials, well, today’s edition of The List can certainly help bring you up to speed.

In fact, we’ll bring you up to speed in a BIG way, featuring 25 of the best new men’s gear picks, including a stylish leather watch, the best sweatpants for fall, and heck, a new pair of the best leather boots for men. It’s a barn burner, to say the least — and it all starts with a Flint and Tinder workshirt, as shown above. Here we go, folks.

More on that in just a moment, though. Whether it’s new men’s gear from Filson or a new leather jacket from Buck Mason, we’ll have you sorted out in style. Good luck out there this season, my friends. And for more men’s style essentials, be sure to head over to The Shop By The Style Guide page. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Workshirt — $128

Your new favorite rugged layer for fall, easily.

The best workshirt for fall could just be this one. Easy to layer atop a rugged henley or your favorite T-shirt on breezy fall days, then ready to be worn on into the afternoon, cold Oktoberfest beer in hand.

Huckberry Explorer’s Cap — $40

Huckberry Explorer's Cap

One of the coolest retro ballcaps out there.

What better way to get ready for fall than with one of the best ballcaps for men? The aptly named Huckberry Explorer’s Cap (in a new colorway) wears especially with pieces like, yes, the Flint and Tinder workshirt discussed earlier.

Shinola Runwell Leather Watch — $550 

Shinola Runwell Watch

The best way to welcome fall? With a cool, rugged leather watch, of course.

There’s a certain stylish leather watch you’re going to need on your wrist this fall, and it’s the handsome, versatile Shinola Runwell Leather Watch, folks.

Oliver Cabell SB-1 Brown Leather Boots — $248

Oliver Cabell Boots

Premium leather boots for fall that’ll only get better with age.

This won’t be the last time in today’s post that we talk about some of the best leather boots for men. Oliver Cabell uses uncompromising standards and quality to develop these stylish leather boots, which are suited to wear with dark denim or with, well, a fall suit.

American Trench Breton Stripe Socks — $42.50 (Four-Pack) 

American Trench Cotton Breton Stripe Socks

Stylish striped socks to wear with your favorite boots.

What are you wearing with your Oliver Cabell boots? Well, it should start with some stylish socks from American Trench, for one. These cool striped cotton socks are an easy fall pick-up, and the quality speaks for itself.

Western Rise AT Slim Pants — $128

Let’s pivot away from refined leather boots toward a pair of stylish performance pants that work with both captoe leather boots and slim dark jeans (for working from home) or tough hiking boots (for a day on the trail). These Western Rise pants are the way to go.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

Buck Mason - Charcoal Felted Chore Coat

The best chore coat you can buy for fall (possibly).

Hey hey, let’s keep the good vibes going with one of the coolest jackets for fall. This unique take on the chore coat turns it into a layer that’s more like a blazer than a traditional chore coat, meaning it’s a stylish jacket to wear on your next Zoom call, easily.

Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt in British Khaki Boss Duck — $168

One of the most rugged men’s shirts for the changing seasons.

Let’s keep it rolling with rugged layers for fall. The Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt is one of the best workshirts for fall, what with its tough blend of hemp, recycled polyester, spandex and organic cotton for extreme durability.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Light Grey — $240

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket on the blog, and it absolutely won’t be the last. One of the best trucker jackets out there, all owing to a combination of durability, toughness and long-lasting style.

Free Fly Flex Henley — $65

A rugged henley that’s easy to wear all fall, starting right now.

Get a great deal on one of the best men’s henleys, then use this Free Fly henley as a base layer under denim shirting or your Buck Mason chore coat.
Todd Snyder Italian Two-Pocket Utility Shirt in Chestnut — $135

Italian Two Pocket Utility Long Sleeve Shirt in Chestnut

Todd Snyder, a personal favorite menswear designer of mine, seemingly can do no wrong when it comes to men’s style essentials for fall (or any season, for that matter). This rugged utility shirt is wearable on its own or layered atop a crisp white tee or that Free Fly henley.

Persol 3199S Sunglasses — $280 via GlassesUSA.com

Persol 3199S

Some of the most stylish, iconic sunglasses out there.

Early fall might not seem like the ideal time to recommend you pick up your new favorite sunglasses, but in fact … it is. You need to keep your eyes safe from the sun in all manner of seasons, so why not pick up some classic Persol sunglasses … right?

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants — $135

Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants

Rugged, hard-wearing work pants that manage to look great, no matter what.

Let’s go back to the best rugged gear for fall adventures, shall we? That’s just what Filson does. The Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants deliver durability, quality and the timeless style & performance to stand up to tough jobs or brewery visits in equal measure. Call ’em the best men’s pants for fall, easily.

Myles Apparel Everyday Crew Sweatshirt — $78

We’re keeping it rolling with warm fall layering here, via this Myles Apparel crewneck sweatshirt. The Everyday Crew is made with remarkable, water-repellent Storm Cotton and features a midweight jersey fabric, all the better for layering atop your favorite denim shirt (preferably alongside your Filson Dry Tin 5-Pocket Pants).

OBRA 240 Canvas Low-Top Sneakers — $130

OBRA sneakers

The coolest sneakers for men that you’ll wear all fall — correct? Correct.

A new addition to the stylish sneakers being sold by Huckberry, OBRA is making some of the best men’s sneakers — the kind that won’t look out of place with slim blue jeans and a shawl cardigan before fall weather really kicks in. Better yet, wear ’em with your new favorite sweatshirt.

Ibex Hero Jogger Pants — $150

Hero Jogger Pant

Surprisingly stylish sweatpants from Ibex that’ll feel plenty comfortable all fall long.

Lest you scoff at the idea of fashionable joggers, just know that you’re going to need a pair of the most comfortable sweatpants for men to wear around the house (and possibly out and about with your new OBRA sneakers). These are the stylish sweatpants to buy now.

Sandqvist Roger Two-Way Totepack — $170

Sandqvist Totepack

Get off the beaten path — or go just about anywhere — with this rugged daypack.

For hauling your everyday carry essentials, get this rugged totepack and then hit the road for fall. Coming from Stockholm, Sandqvist made this tough backpack out of remarkable Cordura® EcoMade polyester.

High Camp Halflight Gunmetal Flask — $85

Halflight Flask Gunmetal

A durable, rugged, cool-as-heck flask for your next camping trip.

What are you bringing in your rugged totepack for your next fall adventure? That’s easy. This gunmetal flask from High Camp seems to be the right way to go. Get it via Cool Material ASAP.

Billykirk No. 521 Leather Tool Bag — $160

In need of a rugged leather tool bag for use at home, as opposed to, say, a trail backpack? Billykirk makes one of the coolest leather bags for your everyday carry, easily.

Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana — $50 (Two-Pack) 

As fitting as it gets when it comes to a stylish face covering — or a utilitarian bandana, for that measure — the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana has never been cooler, or more essential.

FRYE Tyler Lace-Up Boots — $328 

Beautiful, handcrafted leather boots made with a Goodyear welt and stylish, rugged suede? Those sound like the perfect leather boots for fall to me.

Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne — $52

Fulton & Roark Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne-Clearwater

Add this refined solid cologne to your fall grooming rotation.

In addition to the right leather boots or the best leather watch, fall is all about finding the best scent for every occasion. Fulton & Roark cologne covers your bases in that regard. Shop it over at Cool Material, folks.

Faherty Brand Stretch Five-Pocket Pants — $148

Faherty Brand Stretch Terry Pants

The best pants for men this fall in terms of comfort and style? Possibly.

Invest in some of the most comfortable pants for men out there, and reap the rewards. These stylish five-pocket pants fit like jeans but wear like sweatpants. Great work from Faherty Brand here.

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers — $54.95

Minnetonka Tilden Slippers

Comfortable, casual slippers to wear at home — or out on quick errands.

For when you just want to kick back and relax at home (possibly wearing your stylish five-pocket pants from Faherty Brand), reach for the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers.

Luminox Pacific Diver Watch — $640

A go-anywhere watch for every fall adventure, easily.

Let’s close things out the right way — with a rugged, adventure-ready watch from Luminox, there for all those times when you want to get out of the house and go off-trail. One of the best men’s adventure watches, no doubt.

Phew, alright! How about that, my friends? 25 of the best men’s style picks for fall, all wrapped up right here. From some of the most comfortable pants for men to the Minnetonka Tilden Slippers back up to handcrafted leather boots and of course, the ever-covetable Shinola Runwell and a gunmetal flask from High Camp, I think we covered PLENTY of ground today.

Heck, we’d be remiss not to mention true essentials like the the Huckberry “See You Out There” Bandana  or Ibex sweatpants, either. Have a favorite? Be sure to let me know over on Twitter.

 

 

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 List: Power Through July (And Beyond) With the Best New Menswear

All smiles because you just bought one of the best shirts for summer … or you will have, at least.

The time has come to keep gearing up for summer, seeing as the Fourth of July is on the way. As a matter of fact, perhaps you’ll find some Fourth of July style essentials below — and essential men’s gear for beyond this (socially distanced) holiday, as well. We’ll talk about one of summer’s best shirts right off the bat, and we’ll keep things rolling with new menswear from Todd Snyder, some of the best men’s shoes and plenty more. To check out past editions of The List, head here. Thanks for reading!

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Navy Plaid — $125

The perfect summer shirt in a cool fabric and pattern from Taylor Stitch.

The time has come to snap up one of the best shirts for summer — if you haven’t already, that is. Taylor Stitch excels at making shirting with a just-right fit (thanks to the chest sizing system they use), along with a breezy cotton-linen fabric blend in the case of this rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch California Shirt.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Tab Front Stretch Chinos — $118

Slim chinos from one of the best men’s style brands around.

The ideal pairing with your Taylor Stitch California Shirt for perfect summer style? Why, it’s assuredly got to be some of the best men’s chinos for the season from top menswear designer Todd Snyder.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons in Pavement Suede — $98

Stylish, laidback summer slip-ons for everyday wear.

It’s summer, it’s hot out and you need some of the best men’s slip-ons to keep cool in style this season. Start with the well-made and affordably priced SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons, folks, then rock them with some of the best men’s chinos.

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

A cool-as-can-be short-sleeve shirt from one of your favorite brands.

For long summer days and nights aplenty — even if you’re just working from home and then catching some rays on your patio — a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this rugged-yet-cool number from Buck Mason goes a long way.

Billykirk No. 404 Memo Holder — $115

A durable way to organize your EDC and take down good notes on the fly.

For jotting down notes and keeping your to-do list top of mind, you need the right everyday carry essentials, like this easy-to-carry and stylish leather memo holder from my good friends at Billykirk. You might be surprised at how often you use it.

Forty Five Supima Crew Tee — $32

A classic tee inspired by classic vinyl.

Forty Five is the latest in-house launch from the good folks at Huckberry, and as you might have read about, they’re focused on one thing — making the best men’s T-shirt. So named for 45RPM vinyl, which revolutionized music by featuring one hit single, this American-made T-shirt is as stylish as it gets. Maybe pick up one in every color?

Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts — $158

The coolest shorts to pick up for summer? Very likely indeed.

Here’s the deal: You’re looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer. The kind you can wear with your American-made T-shirt and SeaVees slip-ons. The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts are the pair you need ASAP.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $850

Rugged, tough and ready to go — that’s what this watch brings to the table.

If you’ve visited the blog in recent weeks, you know we’re all about a rugged dive watch for summer (and beyond). Marathon specializes in rough-and-tumble watches that go the distance, and the Marathon MSAR Watch is certainly no exception.

GREATS Royale Nero Sneakers — $179

Surprisingly sleek black leather sneakers from Brooklyn’s GREATS.

The alternative to a pair of the best men’s slip-ons? Why, a set of sleek, stylish black leather sneakers to add a bit of attitude to your summer ensemble. We’ve previously talked about how to wear white leather sneakers, so consider these GREATS Royale sneakers a nice change of pace.

Relwen Finespun Stripe Polo — $98

An utterly classic, breezy polo for the summer months.

Make no mistake, this won’t be the last time we talk about Relwen on the blog today, so get used to it. Here, the rugged men’s gear brand has made one of the best men’s polos for summer, a pleasingly functional, lightweight polo shirt to wear with slim light wash denim. On that note …

Mott and Bow Warren Slim Denim — $128

Slim denim in an essential wash from Mott and Bow.

If you read the blog, you know that the best men’s light wash jeans for summer  are a consistent recommendation by yours truly — and these Mott and Bow jeans, done up in a pleasingly faded wash, are no different.

Danner Caprine Boots — $150

Dependable, lightweight hiking boots for a summer adventure.

We’ve talked before on the blog about the Danner Caprine Boots, and how they just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots for summer — that being said, they’re back on the blog in a big way today. They’re perhaps the best lightweight boots for your next hike, and that’s just a fact.

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Heather Henley — $78

A rugged henley you’ll want to wear all summer.

If you don’t yet have one of the best short-sleeve henleys in your summer style rotation, consider this a chance to fix that. Faherty Brand uses high-quality fabric to deliver one of the best henleys for seasonal layering (try it with one of summer’s best shirts for an added bit of visual interest).

King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash — $12.99 

No better lineup of heritage-quality grooming products on the market right now.

If this brand name looks familiar to you, well, that’s because … it is. But not in the normal way — no sir, King C. Gillette is the recently launched heritage grooming offshot of the historic Gillette line, paying homage to the founder himself. Gillette has focused on innovations in shaving and men’s grooming since, oh, well, about 1904, so why this new launch? Easy. The entire line, which features a whole host of men’s grooming essentials, is meant for the guy who wants to care for his beard and his face with ease, style and heritage quality in mind. They don’t make ’em like they used to … except now, King C. Gillette does.

Outerknown Apex Trunks by Kelly Slater — $145

Tough, hard-wearing swim trunks for summer excursions.

Leave it to Outerknown and surfing legend Kelly Slater to come up with the best men’s swim trunks for all your summer adventures — talk about a guy who knows a thing or two about crafting the best men’s swimwear, ehh??

Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid — $240

The right bag for rugged summer adventures.

In similar fashion to the functional swim trunks shown above, you assuredly need one of the best men’s shoulder bags to haul your everyday carry this summer and beyond. The Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid (an exclusive to Huckberry) is the right way to go here.

It’s always tough to pick out a favorite when it comes to the best men’s gear picks, right? What’s going to be on your shopping list now? Will Todd Snyder’s slim-fit chinos make the cut? Are you going to step out in style with an EDC essential like a stylish leather memo holder from Billykirk while rocking a pair of the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons? Heck, maybe you want to go full-on rugged with the Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid? Either way, feel free to let me know on Twitter what you’re digging this season. Cheers and thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: Buck Mason Bandanas, The Best Men’s Beard Kits & New Beef Jerky

Find all the right gear you need for summer — from Todd Snyder, of course.

Editor’s note: If you follow me on Twitter, perhaps you saw that I’ll be launching an E-mail newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, in the coming weeks. Read more & sign up here to stay in the loop! 

Who among us is really ready to start living their best summer life? Even in these times of quarantine, I think it can still be possible if you find the right adventures or the right (local) getaway, and of course, the best menswear for summer — take the Todd Snyder menswear seen above. Perfect for a hang at the beach house, a weekend at the lake … you name it, Todd Snyder‘s got you set for a summer weekend (to say the very least). During the rest of the week, it’s nice to have comfortabe gear you can depend on at home, too (just witness this gear roundup featuring a stylish Todd Snyder Traveler Suit). But back to the weekend: Who’s ready for it? And what’s on your to-do list? With hot weather aplenty sweeping the country, maybe you’re in search of a watering hole and a cold beer while wearing one of the best men’s swimsuits?


women's oxford shoe from Nisolo

I can only dream of that here in Brooklyn for the time being, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to getting out and about on my own in pursuit of new Brooklyn craft beer and the like. I had the recent chance to visit the newly opened Keg & Lantern Taproom, right near the waterfront in Red Hook, and can’t recommend it enough if you happen to live in the borough (or ever make it out that way!). Get the light and refreshing Pocho, a Mexican Lager ideal for hot summer days and nights — and if you do make it to the brewery’s original location in Greenpoint, be sure to get the excellent wings-and-pitcher deal. As often seems to be the case these days, I’ll also be spinning some new vinyl, with my pick of choice being the fantastic, brand-new “Punisher” by indie rock luminary Phoebe Bridgers. Have you given that album a listen? I plan on spinning it with my favorite coffee this weekend. For now though, we’ve got the rest of the Friday Read below — check out, then feel free to give me a follow on Twitter (if you’re not already following me!) or Instagram.

The coolest way to cover your face this summer? The two-pack also gives you even more utility from Buck Mason.

  • Keeping well-groomed in fine fashion is a necessity no matter the season — is it not? To that end, and for all my bearded brethren out there, I wrote about the best men’s beard grooming kits for GearMoose. If you’ve been searching high and low for grooming essentials, well, search no more. Remember, a well-groomed beard is but one of the summer style essentials should you have handy — in fact, it’s with you all the time! (Sorry, sorry — had to do it. Moving on!).
  • As you undoubtedly know, we’re all about the very best men’s gear on the blog. That’s why if you’re new (or new-ish) around these parts, I’d point you in the direction of my weekly  gear roundup known as The List. This recent entry is a good starting point, covering everything from the best new chinos to stylish leather dress shoes and a cool growler for cold brew (yes, that’s right!). Have fun stocking up, folks.

OK, my friends. We’re wrapping up today’s Friday Read in good time — still plenty of chances to get out there this weekend, after all. But before you go, I’ve got one last recommendation for you: A camp collar shirt needs to be on your summer shopping list ASAP, and you need to know how to rock it the right way. Hence, my guide on how to wear a camp collar shirt will have you sorted out in no time. That’s going to do it for me today. Have a great weekend, stay safe & thanks for reading, folks!

-Beau

The List: Get Dressed for Summer in Style with the Best New Gear Right Now

The sort of style inspiration you need this summer via Todd Snyder.

It might seem hard to believe, but it’s time — yet again — to check out another edition of The List, my weekly roundup celebrating the best men’s gear (and more specifically, pieces like that classic summer sweatshirt seen above). In this case, we’ll continue to talk about all the seasonal men’s style essentials you need in your life, preferably as soon as possible. We’ll kick things off with a rugged style move from Todd Snyder, and we’ll also dive in to plenty more top picks, including everyday carry essentials and the best men’s chinos. Have any thoughts on what to buy or what to wear during these socially distant times? Let me know on Twitter

Todd Snyder + Champion Cursive Sweatshirt — $148

A seriously cool, rugged sweatshirt to wear all summer long.

You know that much-loved, well-worn, classic sweatshirt (kind of like the one at the top of the page) that sits tucked away in your closet, maybe even at your cabin or lakehouse? This rugged sweatshirt from Todd Snyder + Champion is the modern version of that timeless sweatshirt, made to be worn all summer long on breezy evenings.

Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos — $98

Easygoing chinos to rock all summer long.

Now, we’ve written before about the best lightweight chinos for summer here on the blog, but these are a different breed. First of all, the Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos are now updated in a variety of colors. Second of all, they’d look great with just about anything — your classic sweatshirt  in particular.
Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt in Washed Hemp Chambray — $125

A classically cool summer shirt from Taylor Stitch.

Speaking of rugged summer style picks, who does it better than the great folks at Taylor Stitch? As seen on my Instagram, the Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt is easy to layer and extremely well-made — assuredly one of the best shirts for summer you can snag now.
Nisolo Calano Oxfords — $150

Durable, classic leather dress shoes for summer.

Hey, you’ll have to  get back into the routine of wearing stylish leather dress shoes at some point, right? Might as well go with a sustainably made pair of dress shoes in a slim profile from Nashville-based Nisolo. A perfect pairing with, yes, the Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt.
Billykirk No. 211 Frame Bike Pouch — $115

A unique, cool way to haul your everyday carry.

Maybe, given the state of things, you’re finding yourself on your bike more — and perhaps, you need a better way to haul your everyday carry essentials. Enter this cool leather bike pouch from the good folks at Billykirk.
Mott and Bow Slim Laight Jeans — $108

Light wash jeans for summer? Talk about a go-to move any day of the week.

Slim or straight-fit light wash jeans, as you very well know, are a summer style move that can’t really be trifled with. Such is the case with the Mott and Bow Laight Jeans, which blend comfort and great looks into some of the best men’s denim for summer.
Marathon Navigator Watch — $300

An undeniably rugged summer watch.

Let’s get into some of the best outdoor gear for summer, shall we? Now, even in these socially distanced times, I’d wager you’re itching to  get out and explore — this Marathon Navigator Watch could be the toughest watch for summer in that regard.
North 89 No-1 Weatherproof Sneakers — $245

Perfectly functional summer sneakers, available via Huckberry.

In a similar vein to the Marathon Navigator Watch, the right pair of summer sneakers are going to blend seamless comfort and functionality. These weatherproof sneakers, while pricey, happen to check all the right boxes.
Billy Reid Selvedge Driver Shirt — $325

A durable, stylish selvedge shirt for summer.

We’re longtime fans of Alabama menswear designer Billy Reid here on the blog (just look at the incredible Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, for starters), and this pleasingly rugged summer shirt is a fine addition to the brand’s line of the best menswear essentials … is it not?
Grayers Moorea Garment-Dyed Swim Trunks — $68

Possibly your new favorite swim trunks for summer.

Your summer swimwear could use an upgrade, could it not? Luckily, Grayers is here to help with these retro-inspired swim trunks in a pleasing array of seasonal shades.
Clarks Wallabee Boots — $150

These are some of the best lightweight boots to get on your feet this summer.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about Clarks Wallabee Boots — some of the most classic men’s shoes on the planet, assuredly — and the great thing is, these are boots you can wear during summer, too. The crepe sole and lightweight build help out with that. Pair them up with your Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos and a classic sweatshirt, to start.
Sennheiser Ambeo Immersive Sound Bar — $2,500

The best way to upgrade your home listening experience, easily.

Let’s turn our attention toward the best audio gear for your home. To be more specific — your audio system might be in need of a major upgrade as we all spend more time at home, and the Sennheiser Amebo Sound Bar is perhaps the best sound bar on the market (with a price tag to match). High-end drivers and the ability to match with the acoustics of the room are simply without  parallel.
Buck Mason Sueded Cotton Baseball Tee — $65

A classic baseball tee for classic summer style.

No doubt about it, the classic men’s style inspiration from Buck Mason continues to run deep. This rugged baseball tee could just be your new favorite summer T-shirt, easily paired with slim chino shorts or light wash denim and your Clarks Wallabee Boots.
Fisher + Baker Bastille Shirt — $158

An easy-to-wear, lightweight summer shirt.

Finding a breathable shirt for summer can be an up-and-down search if you  don’t know wear to look — but now, you do. Fisher + Baker has made one of the best shirts for summer, and they’ve done it using hemp and organic cotton in a rugged design. Wear it atop that Buck Mason baseball tee if you so choose.
Techne Merlin Watch — $173.49

The best men’s watch for summer? Very nearly.

I’ve had the great fortune of testing out the classically designed, durable Techne Merlin Watch these past few weeks, and let me tell ya … it’s the real deal. A slim-but-tough profile, a summer-ready NATO strap, a stainless steel case and a crisp, retro-inspired dial design make this a surefire winner.
Beckett Simonon Reid Sneakers — $149

Sleek, stylish leather sneakers to wear all summer.

Let’s close things out by talking about some of the best men’s sneakers for summer yet again, shall we? Beckett Simonon specializes in making premium leather footwear in styles ranging from boots to wingtips, and these expertly made casual leather sneakers are as refined as your favorite dress shoes.
That’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List, my friends. So, what’ll it be? Will you pick up some of the best men’s sneakers for summer and wear ’em for days on end? Maybe the Clarks Wallabee Boots are more agreeable on the footwear front. We’d be remiss to forget about gear like the excellent Marathon Navigator Watch or the Sennheiser Amebo Sound Bar, as well — talk about two wish list-worthy purchases right there. As for me, I’ve got a few favorites here from Billy Reid’s rugged summer shirt  to retro-inspired swim trunks from Grayers and of course, that rugged sweatshirt from Todd Snyder + Champion as seen at the top of the page. To check out how I’m getting dressed for summer, head to my Instagram. Thanks for reading!

The List: This is All the Best New Menswear To Shop For Summer Right Now

Kick back in style with the best summer gear — including these pants.

We’re back at it again with another edition of The List, my weekly roundup of the best men’s gear and menswear on the market. As one would expect, we’re focused today on plentiful summer style essentials, the kind of pieces that can help you navigate the strange times we live in — and do so in style, of course. We’ll dive into picks that  could work as last-minute Father’s Day gifts, and we’ll also talk about some of the best men’s pants for summer (because you’ve got to wear something to work from home). Also on my list? Essentials like the very best men’s sunglasses and one of the best men’s henleys. OK, can’t wait to get started? Neither can I. (And to see what I’m rocking this summer, head on over to my Instagram).

Flint and Tinder 365 Pants — $98

Slim, well-made and very essential from Huckberry.

Yes, that’s right. We’re back again with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants, a true Huckberry classic that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. Already have a pair? Heck, get two or three pairs of these stylish five-pocket pants in fresh, summer-ready shades to round out your wardrobe. These are going to be your new favorite pants.

Mott and Bow Hooper French Terry Hoodie — $99

A casual and cool zip hoodie from the makers of your favorite denim.

We’ve recommended Mott and Bow sweatshirts before on the blog (in addition to the NYC brand’s stylish denim), and we’re back again today with this classic zip hoodie for breezy summer nights. Wear it as often as you want these casual days.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Maker — $199

The best cold brew maker on the market? Certainly one of the coolest.

What goes very well with a classic zip hoodie and the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants for a casual day at home? Why, plenty of the best cold brew coffee — and luckily, GrowlerWerks is offering up a cool, high-quality cold brew maker to power all your days at home. Get it via Bespoke Post.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Green Cast Selvage — $228

The best denim jacket for summer could be this one.

Quick, think of the best jackets for summer. What comes to mind? A rugged denim jacket, hopefully? One that you can layer with ease atop tees and henleys? That’s what the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket brings to your wardrobe, and it’s only going to get better the more you wear it.

Billykirk No. 527 Leather Portfolio — $125 

A classic, sleek way to store your modern technology.

Maybe spending more time at home has made you emphasize your everyday carry essentials that much more? Well, that’s where Billykirk enters the equation. This stylish leather portfolio is well-designed, rugged-yet-refined and ready to store an iPad Pro or a MacBook Air.

Portuguese Flannel Dogtown Shirt — $110

A seriously cool summer shirt to buy ASAP.

Let’s ramp things back up when it comes to your summer shirts, shall we? This stylish short-sleeve shirt from Portuguese Flannel features  a cool name and even cooler styling potential. You should absolutely pair it with the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants.

HELM Boots Nils Burgundy Dress Shoes — $285

Leather dress shoes that’ll amp up your summer style.

Now, listen. Maybe you feel like you don’t quite have the time or the energy to step into some of the best men’s dress shoes when your comfortable house shoes are right there. But upgrading your summer footwear can upgrade your outlook even just a bit, so go with these stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots.

Buck Mason Vintage Tri-Blend Curved Hem Henley — $48

A timeless henley to wear as often as possible on chilly summer nights.

Just as you need your rugged denim jacket or classic zip hoodie for cold summer nights, so too do you need one of your favorite henleys. In fact, this stylish long-sleeve henley from the Americana-minded folks at Buck Mason gets the job done perfectly.

VANS Ultrarange 3D Chelsea Mid MTE — $110

Dependable sneakers (or are they boots?) to wear on summer adventures.

The great team at VANS has long been making some of the best men’s sneakers — for decades, in fact. So these stylish sneakerboots are a pretty cool change-up. They’re the perfect sneakerboots to wear on a (socially distanced) summer hike.

Todd Snyder Two-Pocket Utility Shirt — $188

An iconic short-sleeve shirt from an iconic designer.

Invest in the very best — and I mean, the  absolute best menswear your money can buy — with this Todd Snyder utility shirt. The NYC designer has done it again, this time churning out one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer — you  never knew you needed a cotton workwear shirt until now.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Speaker — $300

Upgrade your home listening ASAP.

OK, let’s stay inside for a second and talk  about the best audio gear for your home. Specifically, Tivoli Audio has done a masterful job at crafing this stylish digital speaker for Bluetooth tunes and radio listening.

Raen Optics Rollo Sunglasses — $175

Unstoppable sunglasses for bright summer days.

We mentioned earlier that we’d be covering the best men’s sunglasses, and well, folks, here we are. Raen Optics makes fairly priced, high-quality sunglasses in unique silhouettes — like this pair. Wear ’em with some of the best men’s sneakers, slim chinos and a classic henley.

GREATS Court Cuio Sneakers — $179

The coolest sneakers to power your summer, easily.

If you read the blog, you know that Brooklyn-based GREATS consistently churns out some of the best men’s sneakers — the GREATS Court is no exception, and what’s more, $15 from every purchase will go toward New York’s City Harvest food rescue. Shopping for stylish sneakers AND giving to a good cause? Sign me up.

Grayers Rookley Double Cloth Shirt — $98

A laidback, comfortable summer shirt.

Grayers shirts are the stuff of legend: Made with incredibly soft fabric — in this case, a double-cloth herringbone blend — stylish long-sleeve shirts such as this one are ideal for wearing on their own or rocking atop your favorite T-shirt this summer.

Sonic Editions Paul Newman Print — $349

A way to give your space some instant cool.

With all this time spent at home, maybe you want to upgrade the art in your den or your office. Turn to Sonic Editions for limited-editon prints — like this cool-as-heck Paul Newman print.

Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket — $198

Possibly the coolest jacket for summer, guaranteed.

Look to the great minds at Faherty Brand to make an essential summer jacket. In fact, this retro-inspired rain jacket is ideal for when the weather sneaks up on you — pack it in your backpack for the day’s adventures so it’s close at hand when you need it.

Olivers Apparel All Over Shorts — $68

Functional men’s shorts for summer — the best of the best.

The best men’s shorts for summer are versatile and made to be worn on the go or on your back porch. Helpfully, Olivers Apparel has knocked it out of the park with the All Over Shorts, made from all-weather, four-way stretch fabric.

L’Estrange London 24 Trousers — $157 

Slim, stylish and stretchy trousers to wear as you work from home.

These are strange and trying times we live in, so for spending plenty of time at home, you might as well dress in comfort and style in equal measure. That’s where the 24 Trousers come into play.  I’ve been reviewing them recently (thanks to the brand for sending!), and I’m fully onboard. Available in a wide range of colors, made from stretch cotton and featuring a stretch waistband, these are the perfect pants to wear to work from home (or go out on a socially distanced walk).
Yet again, it seems as if we’ve covered a ton of ground when it comes to the best summer gear for guys. Right? Right. What’s your favorite of the above? Is it the classic-yet-fresh take on sneakers known as the GREATS Court? Or maybe you want to shake things up and pick up stylish leather dress shoes from HELM Boots? As for me, I simply can’t get enough of the iconic Flint and Tinder 365 Pants. To let me know your favorite picks, be sure to give a follow on Twitter. Alright, my friends — thanks for reading, and happy shopping!

 

The List: Upgrade Your Summer Wardrobe with the Best Men’s Gear on the Market

The best jacket for a cold summer night? You tell me.

Does it feel odd that the time is well and truly here to shop for the best summer style essentials (if you haven’t already, that is)? All of this is to say, it’s taken a heck of a long time in our current world to get to what properly feels like summer, and maybe, you’re feeling behind in the game. Not to worry, because today’s edition of The List is covering the best men’s gear for cool evenings and hot days at home and out on the trail (socially distanced, of course). We’ll cover your new favorite summer jacket (hint: It’s at the top of the page), plus the best new sneakers & plenty more.I hope you’re ready, because we’re looking at 20 of the best men’s gear picks to buy now. OK, let’s dive on in.

Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $168

An updated take on one of the best trucker jackets around.

Just when you thought the Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket couldn’t get any better, well, Huckberry went and made this rugged, unlined trucker jacket to wear atop, say, your favorite T-shirt this summer. It’s easily one of summer’s best jackets. Speaking of that tee …

Grayers Micro Stripe Pocket Tee — $38

A breezy, cool pocket tee to wear all summer.

Yes indeed, here’s your new favorite T-shirt. Well, that is to say … it could be. Available in summer-friendly colors like the bright blue seen here, this Grayers T-shirt is practically made for casual weekends aplenty, especially when worn with slim tan chinos and stylish sneakers.

Timex MS1 Maritime Sport Watch — $158

Rugged and dependable as can be from Timex.

When we’re talking casual gear like a stylish T-shirt and an unlined trucker jacket, well, one of the best men’s summer watches has to be part of the conversation too, yes? The Timex MS1 Maritime Sport Watch is easily a standout casual, affordable watch to snag right now.

Duke Cannon Moderately Essential Hygiene Set — $45 

The right men’s grooming essentials for summer — easily.

Believe it or not, for just $45, you’re getting some of the best men’s grooming essentials for any season — not just the start of summer. The Duke Cannon Moderately Essential Hygiene Set is cleverly named, yes, but also features the grooming essentials to buy for summer, including an excellent face wash.

Billykirk No. 486 Schoolboy Satchel — $550

Durable, rugged — and your new favorite bag.

It might seem odd to talk about one of the best messenger bags for men given that a lot of us are sticking at home rather than jaunting to the office, but when that rugged leather messenger bag is made by Billykirk, well, it’s worth talking about. Invest in this handsome leather satchel bag, then get ready to break it in trip after trip.

La Paz Alegra Short-Sleeve Buttondown — $147.98

A classic, cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Now that the thermostat’s climbing, you might realize you’re missing something — one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, maybe. Head to Huckberry and pick up this classic short-sleeve shirt in a fun pattern ASAP.

HELM Boots Declan Tan Boots — $295

Classic suede chukka boots from Austin’s HELM Boots.

Let’s shift gears for just a second. Perhaps you’re going with a classic short-sleeve shirt  up top, and some faded slim jeans below … and then, you’re putting on these rugged suede chukka  boots from HELM Boots. They’re a lightweight pair of summer boots to wear anywhere your errands take you (beer pick-ups at your favorite brewery, particularly). Yes indeed, HELM Boots makes ’em right.

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Natural Everyday Chambray — $82.60

Your new favorite summer shirt? Very possibly.

For unstoppable everyday summer style — pun intended — you absolutely should pick up one of the best chambray shirts for men from Taylor Stitch. Reliably made with quality fabric, this Taylor Stitch shirt is one of my favorites (and it’ll be one of yours, too). Plus, you can get 30 percent off at Taylor Stitch right  now, so hop on it. 

Gingko HiFi Speaker — $99

So, you’re kicked back at home relaxing and you want to put on your favorite tunes. How are you listening to, say, Big Thief? You’re doing it with the Gingko HiFi Speaker, one of the best Bluetooth speakers for your home.

Buck Mason Standard Light Wash Jeans — $145

Classic light wash jeans for summer from Buck Mason.

If you’ve never tried out a pair of Buck Mason jeans, now is as good a time as any. As previously seen on the  blog, these slim light wash jeans are casual, easygoing, comfortable … in short, possibly the best jeans for summer. Pair them with rugged suede chukka  boots from HELM Boots.

Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses — $160

Sharp, vintage-inspired men’s sunglasses are yours for the taking.

There are a couple crucial ways to top off your summer style ensemble — starting with some stylish men’s sunglasses (after you’ve refreshed your mug with the best men’s grooming essentials, that is). For retro-inspired style, the Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses (as seen previously on the blog) are some of the coolest sunglasses for summer.

GREATS Royale Sneakers — $179

Classically cool, affordable sneakers for summer from GREATS.

Listen, we’ve talked quite a bit on the blog in recent weeks about stylish sneakers for summer, but there’s no dbout that Brooklyn’s GREATS Brand is going to help you a heck of a lot in that regard. The GREATS Royale Sneakers (especially with that cool gum sole) are some of the best sneakers for summer, especially when you pair ’em up with a Taylor Stitch chambray shirt and slim chinos. Speaking of slim chinos …

Fisher + Baker Dalton Pants — $228

Work-from-home style made easy with Fisher + Baker.

Everyone’s work-from-home style has evolved over these past few months, and so should yours — the Fisher + Baker Dalton Pants are a great place to start. These slim navy chinos are made from a temperature-regulating merino wool blend, making ’em some of the best pants for summer (at home, in your backyard … anywhere).

Proof Nomad Shorts — $64

Casual-yet-highly stylish summer shorts.

For all those times when you don’t feel like wearing slim navy chinos, reach for the outstanding Proof Nomad Shorts. They’re truly some of summer’s best shorts for casual style (Hint: It’s the two-way stretch Japanese twill that does it).

Western Rise Limitless Merino Polo Shirt — $99

The best new polo shirt on the market? Possibly?

Your average polo shirt, this is not. Western Rise has come out with a stylish performance polo made from moisture-wicking, anti-microbial fabric — it’s a slim polo shirt you can wear all summer, especially with your faovrite pair of shorts. You’ve never had a polo shirt like this, I’d wager.

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew T-Shirt — $32

The classic T-shirt to wear all summer.

Yes, that’s right. As you very well might know, the brand that makes your favorite jeans also makes one of the best men’s tees to go along with ’em. Simple, effective and stylish, this is a classic summer crewneck.  Heck, buy one in every color.

Nisolo Alejandro Slip-ons — $158

Slip-on shoes that are as good as they get this season.

Want to find the ideal pair of slip-on shoes to wear at home? You’re looking at ’em. The Nisolo Alejandro Slip-ons, made from rich leather, are the best slip-on shoes to wear at home, and out on your back deck, and anywhere else (when the time comes) this summer.

Bellroy Tech Folio — $339

The best way to protect and store your tech essentials, period.

Might as well keep it rolling with at-home essentials, yes? The Bellroy Tech Folio is one of the best ways to organize your home office, made to protect your laptop or tablet and featuring handy storage pockets for your tech essentials.

Ryland Life Voyage Et Cie Highball Candle Cannes Vetiver  — $56

Just what you need to add some ambiance to your home.

We could all use a little more luxury in our life right now, I think — that’s what luxury retailer Ryland Life is focused on bringing to your everyday pursuits and at-home lifestyle, and this Voyage Et Cie candle is as premium an extension of that lifestyle as it gets. Light it, then kick back with a record spinning on your stylish turntable.

Kate’s Real Foods Snack Bites — $19.99

Perfect fuel for summer adventures.

All of this summer-inclined activity calls for the right fuel, does it not? I’ve had the chance to test out the delicious, nutritious and organic Kate’s Real Foods Snack Bites (I love the Peanut Butter and Hemp variety!), and I can’t recommend them enough. Easy to eat on the go, enjoyable to eat at home … a perfect summer snack.

OK, my friends. Phew! We covered a ton — and I mean, a TON — of ground today when it comes to the best summer gear. Be it a new necessity like  slip-on shoes to wear at home, a must-have essential like one of the best Bluetooth speakers for your home or something more classic for summer (your new favorite T-shirt comes to mind), I hope you found something to add to your shopping list. Lest we forget, the basics still matter here, so slim navy chinos and the best men’s grooming essentials are helpful, too. Like what you see? Be sure to let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading! 

The List: Get Ready for Summer with All the Best New Menswear

An essential white tee to head into Memorial Day weekend.

Right, then: We’re just a few days away from the first unofficial weekend of summer,  Memorial Day weekend. Things are surely going to look a little different this year than in years past — there’s no travel, no major BBQ’s, no huge outdoor concerts, for one. And yet, as has been the theme in past weeks on the blog, you still need to ensure you’re well-stocked with summer style essentials aplenty. Today’s edition of The List has you more than covered, with staple pieces like the best men’s T-shirt for summer, the coolest summer shorts, and of course, classic summer sneakers. Start with the Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee below (perhaps the best white T-shirt for guys), then find the rest of your new favorite summer gear picks below. Heck, some of these summer style staples are so great, you might recognize them from other editions of The List — and that’s totally OK in my book. More importantly, have fun, stay safe, and perhaps crack a cold beer in the safety of your own home or backyard to celebrate.

Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee — $35

A crisp and classic white T-shirt — an all-American style staple.

Yes indeed, we’ve talked about this stylish summer T-shirt a great deal on the blog in the past few weeks, but with good reason. From the quality construction to the spot-on fit (in my experience), the Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee is one of the best men’s tees to buy right now, possibly in more than one color for standout  Memorial Day weekend style at home. Heck, you can never go wrong with a classic white T-shirt.

GREATS Royale Ripstop — $159

Dependable, stylish, highly durable men’s sneakers from GREATS.

Hey, hanging at home still requires some of the best men’s sneakers — especially the downright useful, functional and stylish GREATS Royale Ripstop. Throw them on with your Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee  and some stylish casual shorts, then crack a cold beer and fire up the grill.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ’68 — $1,395

An incredibly unstoppable dress watch.

Talk about a stylish, investment-worthy watch to wear this coming long weekend and then the rest of summer (and long, long after that). Ever so slightly dressy, sleek and yet rugged at the same time, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ’68 is like a wearable work of art, 100 percent Swiss-made and featuring 1,000 meters of water resistance. You might not need that kind of functionality, but it’s still a seriously cool timepiece for your wrist.
Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts — $58

Super stylish, easy-to-wear shorts from Huckberry & Flint and Tinder.

Make no mistake, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill chino shorts. The Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, as we’ve talked about on the blog in the past, are some of the best men’s shorts for summer, and ideal to wear with, say, your Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee  and the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ’68 — but I’d wager you had that idea in mind already.
Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Western Shirt in Natural Herringbone — $98

A stylish short-sleeve shirt that’s plenty ready for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond).

My friends at Taylor Stitch have done it again. The legendary San Francisco menswear brand took its classic Western shirt and turned it into one of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, complete with an iconic design and the perfect cut for summer. Wear it all weekend — and on your next conference call.
Billykirk Standard Issue No. 540 East West Tote — $145

An essential part of your everydary carry for the holiday weekend.

Maybe it feels silly to be adding to your everyday carry essentials right now — but trust me, it’s not. Gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, even a modified one, calls for loading up supplies in a rugged tote bag, then grilling, drinking, fire-starting, journal-ing … accordingly. The Billykirk Standard Issue Tote is one of the best ways to carry gear right this instant.
Garrett Leight Kinney 49 Sunglasses — $360 

Add these sunglasses to your list of Memorial Day essentials.

Bold-yet-classic, investment-worthy sunglasses made for plenty of (modified) summer weekends? Yes indeed, that’s what you’re getting with the Garrett Leight Kinney 49 Sunglasses, easily some of the coolest sunglasses for men this author has seen.
Grayers Japanese Selvedge Trucker Jacket — $195 

A classically cool denim jacket for summer from Grayers.

Grayers has summer style essentials aplenty (including, crucially for these times, face masks if needed), but it’s the classic menswear that I’ve got my eye on this season. There will come a time this Memorial Day weekend (and surely beyond that) where you’ll need a stylish summer jacket. And my friends: This Japanese selvedge trucker jacket is precisely the incredibly cool jacket for summer you need right now.
Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt — $89

The perfect summer shirt? You be the judge.

Because it might not be quite warm enough to wear just, say, the Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee, you’ll want a stylish long-sleeve shirt to throw on over it. Try out the excellent Howler Brothers Gaucho Snapshirt if you’re not quite feeling up to picking up a  Japanese selvedge trucker jacket yet. Trust me: It’s one of the best long-sleeve shirts for the season.
Santa Rosa Tahoma Moccasins — $223.98

Rugged-yet-easygoing leather moc chukka boots for the holiday weekend.

You’ve surely seen these classic leather moccasins on the blog before, and they could just be the perfect casual shoes to wear for a holiday weekend. Laidback enough to tromp through the yard, durable enough to fix up a bonfire, stylish enough to wear while kicked back, ice-cold lager in hand. They’re easily some of the coolest leather boots for summer — yes, summer.
Mott and Bow Slim Wooster Jeans — $118

The best men’s blue jeans to wear for summer, guaranteed.

Hey, maybe you’re more of a stylish blue jeans-type guy (or maybe it’s a bit too breezy for shorts where you are), but either way, Mott and Bow has you covered. They make some of the best men’s jeans for darn near any season, Memorial Day weekend included, and you can rock them with everything from the Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee (I sure do love that thing) to a stylish summer polo.
Huckberry Pullover — $88

The essential hooded sweatshirt you need for summer.

With casual style and standout good looks in mind, Huckberry has gone and made one of the best men’s hooded sweatshirts on the market — featuring their own branding and everything. The Huckberry Pullover is, quite simply, the perfect hooded sweatshirt to wear to a bonfire — or whatever late-night stargazing or beer drinking you’re planning on.
Solo Stove Bonfire Portable Firepit — $299.98 

A really neat backyard essential for any summer night (especially Memorial Day weekend).

Speaking of what to wear to a bonfire, well, if you need to get a little creative with how you’re setting up your bonfire, look no further than the Solo Stove Bonfire Portable Firepit, one of the Memorial Day weekend essentials you might have first overlooked.
Levi’s Made & Crafted Short-Sleeve Camp Collar Shirt — $128

A classic men’s shirt you’ll want to wear all weekend.

The camp collar shirt really is a retro menswear essential, a piece worn by easygoing dads and grandfathers on vacations dating back decades — and now, Levi’s Made & Crafted has come up with a modern, stylish camp collar shirt to wear when manning the grill or kicked back sipping on a Bloody Mary.
Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag — $250

Gear up and get to work on your next cocktail with Billykirk x Cooper & Thief.

All of this tme outdoors is going to call for the right drink to go along with it, yes? And the best way to mix up a cocktail for the long weekend? With essential bar tools from the Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag (wine sold separately). You’ll have everything you need to make your favorite cocktail — and a stylish leather bag in which to keep track of all the best gear for your home bar.

Add an instant kick to your morning with this easy-to-use ultra coffee.

Looking at all of this gear and all of the potential for adventures at home (or in a park, or out on the trails) is enough to make anyone crave coffee, right? What if you’ve got to get out the door in a hurry, though? That’s where Jot Ultra Coffee comes into play. Add just a “jot” (a tablespoon!) of this ultra coffee to varying amounts of water to get espresso, cappucino, an Americano … you name it, Jot can do it. The results are excellent — full-bodied and flavorful, just like you’d want, and the process is so easy (I should know — it’s helping fuel this blog post!).
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That’ll do it for today’s summer-centric roundup of the best men’s gear, and to be more specific, the best men’s gear for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond). So, what’ll it be? Will you go classic and pick up one of the best white T-shirts on the market to wear for supremely cool casual style? Buck Mason has you sorted. Will you go with the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts and pair them with either a stylish short-sleeve shirt from Taylor Stitch or something more casual, like the inimitable Huckberry Pullover? Maybe you’ve got your eye on some of the best men’s sneakers, naturally paired with some of the the best men’s jeans. Whatever your combo, I hope you find the above list helpful. To see what I’m wearing this weekend, head to my Instagram — and as always, feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The List: These Are All the Spring Style Essentials to Shop Right Now

The right way to kick off spring — with some of the best men’s shorts (courtesy of Huckberry).

We’re going to kick off the week (and a new month!) here in a big way at The Style Guide — welcome to another edition of The List, where today, we’ll cover the best men’s spring style essentials to help you  through these trying times. Just because your routine is different these days doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style to work from home or hold a virtual happy hour. That’s why I’m telling you all about the best men’s shorts, the best new sneakers for spring, an incredibly cool new dive watch, and heck, even some of the best leather goods. That’s just a start, though — there’s plenty more when it comes to your new favorite spring gear from brands like Buck Mason and GREATS. Let’s get right into the 16 best spring style picks to buy right now.

Flint and TInder 365 Shorts — $58

These are the best shorts for spring. That’s it.

Now, it’s quite high praise to label a  pair of men’s shorts as the best shorts for spring and summer … but for my money’s worth, the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, available in a range of versatile colors and featuring a tailored fit, are exactly that: The best shorts to buy now. Wear them with a classic slim polo. On that note …

Buck Mason Sueded Cotton Polo — $55

A breezy, slim polo made by the good folks at Buck Mason.

Is there anything more classic for spring and summer than wearing a retro-inspired polo alongside some of the best shorts for spring and summer? In my estimation, not quite. This Buck Mason polo is laidback and easygoing, yet stylish enough to wear on a work conference call.

GREATS Royale Ripstop — $159

Durable men’s sneakers that look great while staying casually cool.

I mentioned above we’d be talking about some of the best new men’s sneakers, and the GREATS Royale Ripstop fits the bill quite nicely. Made with a ripstop upper featuring reflective accents, you can certainly rock these GREATS sneakers with the best shorts for spring and summer.

Billykirk No. 479 Carryall — $550

An exceptionally rugged travel bag for all your spring adventures.

Does it seem counterintuitive to buy one of the best travel bags for men right now? Perhaps. But I’m here to tell you that now is in fact the exact best time to buy a rugged duffel bag and start planning your next trip — for when the time comes, that is. And the Billykirk No. 479 Carryall just so happens to be one of the coolest bags I’ve seen in some time.

Martenereo Belgrano Stainless Steel Dive Watch — $299 (Pre-Funding)

An incredibly cool, classic dive watch to fund right now.

Now, we just talked about this incredibly stylish dive watch in my weekly roundup on Friday, but I’m here again to tell you this: The Martenero Belgrano (the first dive watch from the modern, craftsmanship-focused brand) is going to be your new favorite watch (period). Pre-order this rugged dive watch now for one of several great early bird deals on Kickstarter, then get ready to wear it day after day once it ships out in September. It’s also a highly affordable dive watch, and it’s worth your time — pun intended.

Corridor NYC Olive Beach Blanket Jacket — $215

A durable and cool-as-heck spring jacket from Corridor NYC.

Just because we’re all spending more time at home doesn’t mean you should forget to take care of your spring outewearCorridor NYC makes it easy on that note. The Olive Beach Blanket Jacket is simply one of the coolest jackets to buy this spring. You  can (and should!) rock it atop a garment-dyed Oxford shirt.

Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford Shirt — $118

An essential men’s shirt for spring and summer. 

OK, folks — here’s the garment-dyed Oxford shirt I mentioned above. It’s breezy, it’s easy to throw on as you get ready to work from home, and it’s a rare American-made shirtHuckberry knows how to get the job done.

HELM Boots Hollis Burgundy Boots — $350

Tough leather boots that’ll get better with age.

Yes, my friends: I’m still out here recommending you buy some of the best men’s leather boots, even as we get into spring and summer. The HELM Boots Hollis Boots are a rugged pair of leather boots that’ll stand out with ease in your rotation — the beautiful burgundy leather and signature white midsole ensure that. As per usual, you  can get $50 off your first order and free shipping, too.

Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses — $160

Some of the coolest sunglasses to throw on as you hang outside this spring.

OK, let’s get back to something you might more typically view as a spring style essential: Some of the best men’s sunglasses. Simply put, the Raen Optics Bastien Sunglasses are as good as it gets, made with high-quality materials in a classic silhouette.

Belstaff Instructor Jacket — $475Just because spring has sprung and we’ve moved into May doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet when it comes to inclement weather. In that regard, Belstaff is making one of the best men’s jackets for spring, a lightweight nylon field jacket you can wear on solitary hikes and global adventures (when the time comes).

Grayers Wainscott Blue Linen-Cotton Shirt — $98

The best chambray shirt to buy for spring, in my opinion.

OK, back to something a little bit breezier. This Grayers linen-cotton shirt is one of the more casual chambray shirts for spring you’re apt to find, made with a linen-cotton blend you can easily wear with some of the best men’s chinos. And the chinos in question? See below right here.

Proof Nomad Pants — $98

Simply excellent men’s pants from Huckberry and Proof.

Yes indeed, the Proof Nomad Pants are assuredly some of the best men’s pants to buy now. Featuring the comfort and stretch of sweatpants and yet the polished design of your favorite chinos, these are the best pants to wear to work from home (and they’ll look simply excellent with a Buck Mason polo).

Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph — $1,800

A sleek, sharp, seriously stylish watch — as sold via Huckberry.

Yes indeed, I’m recommending you drop some serious cash on this investment-level watch from Autodromo. The Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph is a precisely made, exquisite watch. It’s also the perfect watch to wear on a long drive (preferably with the Belstaff Instructor Jacket), seeing as it’s sleek and sporty, too.

Mott and Bow Driggs Long-Sleeve Henley — $47

The best men’s henley for the ultimate in spring style.

Yes, that’s right — the good folks at Mott and Bow, makers of some of my favorite denim (and yours!) are now making a rugged men’s henley to wear on breezy, chilly spring days aplenty. It’s one of the best men’s henleys, and it’s ultra-affordable, too.

Billykirk No. 134 Sketchbook Holder — $165

A handsome leather journal for writing down all your best ideas.

Alright, we’re back to Billykirk, longtime makers of some of the best leather goods on the market right now. For sketching out ideas, writing down your to-do list and keeping track of future plans, this stylish leather journal is a true everyday carry essential (and a home office essential, at that).

Cuts Clothing Crewneck Curved Hem Tee — $48

A classic, buttery-soft tee in a modern cut.

If you, like me, are constantly on the hunt for one of the best men’s T-shirts, the kind that’s casual enough to wear on its own and cool enough to wear underneath an unstructured navyblazer. That’s what you’re getting with the exceptional lineup of tees from Cuts Clothing.

OK, my friends. That’s going to do it for today’s edition of The List. Of the above spring style essentials, do you have any favorites? Maybe the exceptional Billykirk No. 479 Carryall  has you hankering to hit the road, preferably with a stylish travel jacket like the Olive Beach Blanket Jacket  or a rugged Belstaff  jacket? Perhaps the GREATS Royale Ripstop are more your style, ideally worn with the excellent Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts and a Buck Mason polo. The choice is yours, but any of these gear picks are going to take your spring wardrobe from good to great. There’s no time to waste. To connect with me on all things #menswear, follow me on Twitter

The List: Here’s All the Best Gear to Buy For Casual Days at Home This Spring

Who else could go for a happy hour beer wearing a cozy Relwen essential?

If your days have been anything like mine these last few weeks — adjusting to working from home, adapting your style accordingly, and dealing with whatever madness is currently playing out on the news … well, perhaps you could go for a cold happy hour beer like the one shown above. And perhaps you want to accessorize it with one of the best sweaters for spring from Relwen? In addition to that stylish sweater at the top of the page, you’ll find all the best gear to work from home and dress in the best casual style (the rest of the time) in today’s edition of The List. Most importantly, thank you for reading as we adapt to our ongoing new reality — if you want to get in touch aside from menswear (or to chat menswear!), reach out to me on Twitter or Instagram. Alright, here’s some of the best new men’s gear to get into now.

Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood — $228

A casual-yet-stylish hooded sweatshirt for spring from Relwen.

For all those days you’re going to be spending at home working, relaxing, catching up on music and reading — you know the drill — it helps to have one of the best hoodies on hand. The Relwen Shag Fleece Zip Hood is the surprisingly stylish hooded sweatshirt you can even wear on a video conference call (seriously!) and then out of the house as needed.

Buck Mason Pacific Twill Vintage One-Pocket Shirt — $105

The laidback-yet-polished shirt your wardrobe needs now.

Just because you’re spending more time in your home office is no excuse to slide backwards in terms of style. Buck Mason knows this, and that’s why this classic casual shirt should be a new go-to. It’s the perfect spring shirt to throw on with your favorite faded denim for style that’s comfortable-yet-polished and appropriate enough to wear as you work from home.

GREATS Royale Knit — $119

Classically cool sneakers that work at home and beyond.

Because you’re going to have to step outside at some point, it pays off to have some of the best casual sneakers on hand. Heck, throwing on some stylish sneakers can be a nice addition to your routine when working from home — and wearing these sleek GREATS sneakers might just be a nice mindset adjustment these days.

Second Chance Art “Endure” Lighted Sign — $99

A neat nod to our time — one that also adds a dash of pretty cool style to your home office.

There’s beauty and there’s cool design to be had everywhere — if you know where to look for it. To freshen up your space with some added resolve and neat style in these trying times, might I suggest this Second Chance Art sign as sold by Bespoke Post? It’s as good as it gets for brightening up your office or den.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special With Pre-Amp — $549

One of the best record players for your growing collection.

If you’re anything like me, perhaps spending more time at home has caused you to dig deeper into your vinyl collection — and perhaps you’re realizing you need to upgrade to one of the best record players as a result, yes? The U-Turn Audio Orbit Special provides crystal-clear sound and quality.

Ratio EIght Coffee Maker — $495

One of the best ways to make coffee on the market — easily.

Hear me out — what goes exceedingly well with listening to your vinyl collection on one of the best record players?  Well, for a laidback weekend day or an early start to the work week, a strong, delicious (damn fine?) cup of coffee. In this case, the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is one of the best coffee makers to instantly amp up your kitchen. I’ll have another cup, please.

Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee — $78

A comfortable tee for when you want to feel polished, but not stuffy.

Life isn’t all about throwing on whatever tee happens to be nearest to your bed — sometimes, one of the best men’s T-shirts can elevate your mood from good to great when lounging at home. Picture it now: You’re wearing the Olivers Apparel Convoy Tee, your favorite record is spinning, there’s a fresh pot of coffee on … yes, this is one of the best men’s tees to get your hands on right now.

Baloo Weighted Blanket — $134.98

A new (and helpful) addition to your sleeping situation.

Hey, I won’t sugarcoat it — these are anxiety-inducing times we live in. It’s a small solution, to be sure, but perhaps one of the best weighted blankets can offer some relief. And if you’ve never tried a weighted blanket, how about picking up the Baloo Weighted Blanket while we’re here?

John Elliott Sochi Sweatpants in Black — $148.50

Well-made sweatpants for lounging and leisure.

While I’m all about upgrading your at-home style in any way possible, there are times where stylish sweatpants definitely are acceptable — after all, those baggy sweats from college need a replacement, right? And no designer excels at making some of the best men’s sweatpants these days (for workouts and leisure) than John Elliott.

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Henley — $68

A durable, classic henley for casual days aplenty.

To be sure, you definitely read on this blog a lot about what the good folks at San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch are up to lately — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending (once again) one of the best men’s henleys for casual lounging and a casual Friday of remote work in equal measure. Wear it with your favorite jeans.

FLIKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace — $85

A super-neat way to shake up your home or office ambiance.

Yes, a personal concrete fireplace is making an appearance today. Spending so much time at home calls for creating the right atmosphere — and if you’ve got the space and the opportunity, why not reach for this neat personal fireplace to set the stage?

Rhythm Apartment Short-Sleeve Shirt — $60

The easygoing, breezy shirt to wear around … yes, your apartment.

OK, so the name of this stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post … it’s spot-on, right? When you’ve got to hop on a conference call but want to keep it breezy and casually cool, reach for this essential short-sleeve shirt for spring. Better yet? You can wear it while kicking back during a back-porch happy hour, too.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Copper Growler (64 oz.) — $129

A seriously cool growler that’ll serve your favorite craft beer quite ably.

Let’s say you’re lucky enough to be able to quickly swing by your favorite brewery to fill up your favorite growler (breweries are considered an essential business in New York!) — you should be using the GrowlerWerks uKeg Growler for all your craft beer needs.

Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt — $98

A classic overshirt from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Speaking of the best shirts to wear at home … you can always count on Flint and Tinder to come up with, among other things, the best rugged shirts for men. This classic utility shirt, available in a cool range of colors, is made from garment-dyed half-Panama fabric for easy layering and perfect stay-at-home versatility.

Parallel X League Zip Hoodie — $150

The stylish hoodie you could use right now.

Speaking of casual comfort around your home or apartment, it’s fitting that this new hooded sweatshirt from Parallel X League (founded by ex-L.A. Dodger Brandon League) is rugged-yet-comfortable, and perfect for days hanging at home (and yes, posted up in front of your work computer). I’ve been testing it out courtesy of the brand, and believe you me, it absolutely works nicely.

Glerups Camp Sole Boots — $155

Surprisingly rugged slippers you can wear in and out of the house.

Don’t think the best slippers for men can come in handy these days? They certainly can — and the Glerups Camp Sole Boots can even be worn out of the house in a pinch. And if you just feel like wearing these well-designed, stylish slippers casually around the house as your favorite vinyl record plays? Go for it, my friend.

Grayers Momo Lightweight French Terry Crewneck — $78

A classic crewneck sweatshirt for outstanding spring style.

The theme of today’s post has certainly been comfortable, casual gear you can wear at home — and the latest from Grayers is no different. This lightweight crewneck sweatshirt is a surprisingly polished, casually cool layer to wear on breezy spring mornings and for days in your home office — it’s easily one of the best crewneck sweatshirts to layer up with at the moment.

Sapporo Premium Beer — Price Varies 

A new take on Sapporo beer — one of your new favorite lagers.

Seeing as we celebrated National Beer Day earlier this month, it only seems fitting to close out this post with a look at a seriously underrated Japanese beer, Sapporo. Consider stocking your fridge with some Sapporo beer the next time — the brand’s mainstay is clean, crisp and light, while Sapporo Premium Black is a flavorful, nuanced dark lager. It’s worth stocking up on some cans if you can. Cheers, friends!

With all of the ground we covered today when it comes to the best gear to wear when working from home, what’s your favorite pick from this post? I’d say it can be tough to narrow it down, especially when the gear being covered runs the gamut from one of the best crewneck sweatshirts  to a stylish short-sleeve shirt as sold by Bespoke Post  … and well beyond that, even right on through to some darn-near-essential GREATS sneakers. I’m partial to something I could see myself wearing plenty — either on its own or atop one of my favorite T-shirts, and that piece, my friends, is … the Flint and Tinder Stretch Utility Shirt. Of course, to be sure, I also love the utility of the U-Turn Audio Orbit Special  or adding some high-quality sound to my (growing) record collection. All of that being said, I’d love to hear about your favorites on Twitter. As always, thanks for reading — stay safe, stay strong!

-Beau