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!