The List: Here’s All of the Best New Menswear and Gear to Buy This Week

The best new men’s blazer your money can buy? Certainly.

Does the summer season ever to start to wear on you? The heat and the ongoing battle to look stylish even as the thermostat climbs? It can be quite a lot to handle, so that’s why today’s edition of The List is geared to help you make the most of the rest of summer in style, from one of the best men’s blazers as seen above to a few other prime menswear picks that’ll provide the sort of fun and functionality you need to break up the (impending) end of summer. Let’s get to it!

Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket — $298

The tailored jacket you’ll find yourself wearing … a lot, to say the least.

Make no mistake, the handsome Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket is one of those menswear essentials that seems to pop up frequently here on the blog — it’s the perfect jacket for a summer wedding, and it’s also one you should keep handy for a classy night on the town or a big day at the office (and when layered properly, you  can even wear it into the fall). It’s one of the best men’s blazers out there, easily.

Mott and Bow Mercer Denim in Light Khaki — $108

Light khaki denim in a cool, comfortable fabric from Mott and Bow.

Is there ever a wrong time for Mott and Bow denim? I think not, particularly when the Mott and Bow Mercer Jeans are made to be lightweight and summer-friendly, thanks to the agreeable shade of Light Khaki. Certainly, some of the best men’s denim on the market.

Rancourt & Co.  Carson Mid Sneakers — $320

Richly crafted leather sneakers to take you from summer on into fall.

You’ve assuredly read about Rancourt & Co. on the blog, seeing as the brand makes some of the best men’s shoes out there, what with made-in-Maine construction & classic durability in mind. Add the handsome Rancourt & Co. Carson Mid to that list now, just in time for fall.

Native North Wyatt Chambray Shirt — $105.98

Here’s another one of the best men’s chambray shirts to add to your rotation.

I love a classic chambray shirt as much as the next guy — and with that being said, it’s sometimes nice to consider adding a new one to your rotation. In that case, the all-season versatility of the Native North Wyatt Chambray Shirt makes it one of the best men’s chambray shirts you’re apt to find.

SYMBOL Audio Unison Record Stand — $2,245

An enviable addition to any home record collection.

OK, is this SYMBOL Audio record stand pricey? Yes. Is it absolutely incredible if you happen to be an audiophile? Yes. Is it on my wish list? Again, yes. A covetable piece of stylish record gear no matter the season (August, September, October … you get the picture).

Jack Mason Diver Watch — $282.98

A rugged, classic dive watch to wear any day of the week.

Back to some slightly more attainable men’s gear. Think of the best men’s watches for summer, and it’s likely you’ll find yourself thinking of a tough dive watch like the Jack Mason Diver Watch. Poised enough for everyday wear, and decidedly ready for one last summer adventure.

Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet — $119

This sleek leather passport wallet is a functional, stylish travel essential.

A richly crafted leather passport wallet really can’t be topped — and it belongs on your list of travel essentials if you’ve got a late summer or early fall getaway planned. On that note, you need the Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet, no doubt about it.

Roka Halsey Polarized Sunglasses — $145

Dependable, tough sunglasses that pack a punch in terms of style and affordability.

You’ve got more than enough time to get some great use out of these Roka sunglasses, which blend functionality and modern style in a package that makes ’em some of the best men’s sunglasses for your hard-earned dollars (and relatively affordable ones, at that).

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Tee — 3 for $75

A classic T-shirt available in a wide array of colors — perfect for the end of summer.

Punch up your summer basics with the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Tee (or heck, three of them for the deal seen above) — we’re talking summer-friendly colors, breezy construction, and the sort of fit that looks great under a rugged denim jacket or all on its own.

Gramicci Shell Jogger Pants — $110

The tecnically savvy, surprisingly stylish pair of adventure pants you need now.

Whether you’re prepping for one last camping trip or a big hiking excursion (or just a laidback day in your local park), the Gramicci Shell Jogger Pants are a versatile, technically inclined pair of adventure pants that won’t let you down.

Peak Design Travel Duffel Bundle — $216

The right gear for a weekend getaway from Peak Design, no doubt.

Again, when we talk about the best gear for a weekend getaway, something like the seriously jam-packed Peak Design Travel Duffle Bundle deserves a spot on your list (along with the Gramicci Shell Jogger Pants, of course).

Faherty Brand Belmar Shirt — $188

A fun, eyecatching shirt that’s versatile enough to wear with dark blue denim any day of the week.

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about this stylish long-sleeve shirt from Faherty Brand, a perfectly unique way to nod toward the end of summer (while still being highly wearable into early fall). Pair it up with slim light wash jeans — it doesn’t get any better.

That’s going to wrap up today’s edition of The List — do you have a favorite from the above picks? My personal top choice is, naturally, the Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket  — although it’s hard to beat the functionality of the Jack Mason Diver Watch. Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments — thanks for reading!

The Friday Read: The Best Summer Style Essentials, Timex x Todd Snyder’s New Watch & Taylor Stitch

The right sneakers for your next workout or your next summer trip.

How is your summer rolling along, friends? In need of new summer sneakers? Step into the weekend with the YORK Athletics Mfg. Henry Low Sneakers as seen above. With any luck, you can wear those stylish sneakers to either A) Get a workout in or B) start to check things off your summer to-do list, from festivals to craft beer tastings & summer travel. If you’ve attended a music festival or still have one on your radar, perhaps my music festival style tips ought to do the trick (Think: Rugged and casual, not sloppy). And if you still need more of the best gear for summer, well, click right through that hyperlink.


OK, now onto business — what’s on your weekend agenda? For me, it’s a rather packed one in Brooklyn — tonight marks the second night in a row I’ll be at my favorite music venue in NYC, the famed Brooklyn Steel! The occasion? A second show in a row by my second-favorite band, Local Natives! If you recall, I trekked to Portland earlier this spring to see this excellent indie rock band play a barnburner of a show behind the new album “Violet Street,” and I even met lead singer Taylor Rice out in PDX! And, last night was the first of a two-night run showing off those same tracks in Brooklyn, and with a varied setlist and stellar live sound, it was everything I thought it would be! So, if you want to follow along with tonight’s fun, join me on Instagram. The rest of my weekend is set to include a fun craft beer tour by bike with friends in Queens — and hopefully, some rest & some work on my Instagram! Again, if you care to join me on another social media platform, it’s appreciated. Now, I’ve got some work to do before the weekend. Cheers!

With that, I’ll be closing up shop for the weekend (well, until tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, at least). Until then, I’d urge you to shop for your perfect summer T-shirt, or else find your new favorite pair of summer shoes. That’s all I’ve got today! Cheers.