#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Summer Adventure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket

See Now, Buy Now: This Freemans Sporting Club Shirt is the Coolest Summer Shirt

Potentially the perfect summer shirt — try it and see for yourself.

Think of the summer shirts you enjoy wearing the most — what do they have in common? Breezy fabric, a classic-but-not-baggy fit, the kind of effortless cool that makes you feel like a movie star? If you checked off any of the above boxes (and even if you didn’t!), I’ve got one of the best shirts for summer up for the taking today. Part of the See Now, Buy Now series has been shining the spotlight on summer style essentials that’ll work year after year, long past just this season. The Freemans Sporting Club Rust Stripe Shirt certainly fits the bill in that regard. As sold by Huckberry, you can be well sure it’s worth the investment. Not familiar with Freemans Sporting Club? Keep reading —  that’s why we’re here, after all.

This NYC-based menswear brand has carved out a niche all its own in the city (and at shops in locales like Tokyo), crafting a standout line of (frequently) USA-made style staples. We’re talking cool corduroy suiting, Western shirts and luxurious jackets, to name but a few. They also stock and sell everything to go along with those picks, including rugged Viberg boots. The shop is sharply designed, and it’s right next door to the outstanding Freemans Restaurant, as it were (waiting for when I can return to both!). Yes, Freemans Sporting Club knows what guys want. But back to why this piece is one of summer’s best shirts for men.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club Rust Stripe Shirt

Difference-making details, as always, from Freemans Sporting Club.

It’s a rare USA-made shirt, and it features an excellent 82 percent cotton-18 percent silk fabric blend. That means this stylish summer shirt is going to wear light and breezy alongiside your favorite chinos, slim light wash denim or tailored shorts. The rust stripes are a suitably bright touch of color for summer, but this isn’t a garish shirt by any means. True to the type of work that Freemans Sporting Club does, it’ll wear reliably underneath an unstructured navy cotton blazer or atop a classic white T-shirt for casual summer style. Is there a cooler, breezier, more stylish summer shirt than this one? That’s for you to decide.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club Rust Stripe Shirt

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