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!

 

See Now, Buy Now: The Western Rise Evolution Pants are Summer’s Perfect Pants

The best adventure pants — and the best pants to wear at home.

Editor’s note: This post is sponsored by Western Rise and contains affiliate links, from which a commission might be earned. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support The Style Guide! 

Have you long been in search of, let’s say, the best men’s pants for summer? It’s a tricky bar to clear, especially if you want pants that really can do it all. We’re talking pants you can wear to work from home, to lounge around the house and to get out & about on socially distanced adventures (as seen above). It’s impossible to find a versatile pair of pants that check all those boxes, right? Wrong. The Western Rise Evolution Pants, as the headline so sagely calls out, are going to become your new go-to pants this season, and they’re here not a moment too soon. Now, if you read the blog (or follow along on Facebook or Twitter), then you know that  Western Rise makes standout gear for the guy on the go, from essential travel pants to a versatile performance flannel shirt. Crucially the Western Rise Evolution Pants fall within that same wheelhouse — durable, high-quality, ever-versatile and seriously stylish. Again, they’re the perfect pants for summer. I’ve been testing out my own pair (as you might have seen on my Instagram), and I can’t recommend them enough.

SHOP: The Western Rise Evolution Pants 

One of six colors in which you’ll find these exceptional pants.

Let’s start with the quality construction of these dependable everyday pants. Nylon  Supplex® is truly some next-level stuff, using air-texturized nylon fibers spun into a lightweight, durable, stretchy pair of pants that look like your favorite chinos and perform just as well as your favorite hiking pants. The Western Rise Evolution Pants really are something else — the lightweight construction alone makes them well-suited for days at the home office and on your patio, but it gets better. They’re  both anti-wrinkle and stain-resistant, and you can pick them up in no less than six highly stylish colors (including Olive, Blue Grey and Khaki). To make matters even better: They come equipped with a hidden back zipper security pocket  to keep your everyday carry safe. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Western Rise Evolution Pants go far above and beyond what you’d expect a typical pair of pants to provide. Plus, they’re sleek and reasonably priced — when you consider all that you’re getting out of ’em. These are the kind of pants you can rock with a T-shirt and suede chukka boots as readily as you can pair with, say, a Western Rise merino shirt or performance-minded polo. And when you really want to get out there and hit the trail? Go with a rugged henley and tough hiking shoes — the Western Rise Evolution Pants are assuredly up to the task — you might even want to consider getting more than one pair (no, you should definitely consider that).

Details make the difference here from Western Rise.

It’s also tough to find a pair of USA-made pants these days, and yet, Western Rise has managed to pull off that tricky feat with these durable everyday pants. Small touches like YKK zippers amp things up a notch, as do sturdy rivets — these aren’t stiff like canvas work pants, though (as to be expected from such a versatile and innovative fabric). See, I told you it gets better, right? To sum things up: These are your new favorite pants. Buy them now, then wear accordingly the rest of the season (and heck, the rest of the year).

SHOP: The Western Rise Evolution Pants