We’ve certainly got lots of ground to cover as we dive into another edition of The Friday Read (your weekend guide to the best menswear sales, reads and more), so let’s not waste another second. I’ll start off my weekly recap by drawing your attention to the frankly incredible Huckberry One-Bag Travel Giveaway running this weekend. From now through August 1st at 11:59 p.m. PST, all orders placed are in the running for this Huckberry giveaway, and here’s the scoop. The insanely cool Huckberry One-Bag Travel Giveaway provides you with some exceptional gear, to say the least. You’ll get a One-Bag Travel Kit worth $1,300, featuring the Black Diamond Stonehauler Bag (of course), a Proof 72-Hour Merino Polo and the exceptional Proof Rover Pants, the Proof Meridian Pant, the Myles Apparel Everyday Shorts (more on the brand in a second!) and the much-loved Naglev Unico Hikers. On top of that, you’ll also get an AirBNB certificate worth $500. It’s all the gear you need for an incredible weekend getaway, so why not pick up a favorite Huckberry essential and give yourself a chance at winning?
That’s not the only exciting thing I’ve got my eye on this weekend in the menswear world (and beyond). A word to the wise: The time is now to buy a breezy cabana shirt, seeing as I wrote about my favorite cabana shirts at Maxim this week. It’s similar to a style I’ll be wearing this weekend to stay cool in the Brooklyn heat. For another prime menswear pairing, consider picking up the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants via my blog post guide to, well, your new favorite pants. And if you could use something to listen to along the way, consider hitting “Subscribe” on my twice-weekly music, menswear and craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief. I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy in there. We’re just getting started this weekend, so let’s talk more shopping, grooming and menswear below. Cheers!
- Let’s kick things off with a bang as I dive into a mini-review of one of my favorite grooming brands of the moment. In short, my Caldera Lab review is, well, quite positive. I’ve had the chance to test out the naturally sourced and crafted men’s grooming essentials from Wyoming-based Caldera + Lab as of late, and I’ve been very impressed with the results (thanks to the brand for sending!). They make three expertly crafted men’s grooming staples, including The Good Multi-Functional Serum (to soothe and hydrate deeply), plus The Base Layer Moisturizer (to fortify and soften), and The Clean Slate Cleanser (to balance, hydrate and refresh). It’s a remarkable system that works in conjunction with each step, and here’s the best part: If you become a member of Caldera + Lab, you get 20 percent off (in total) on this men’s grooming trio. Go right ahead and add ’em to your medicine cabinet.
- Still on the hunt for some of the coolest swim trunks for men this season? I think you’re in luck, because the new Myles Apparel Swim Collection just dropped, and it’s got two standout swim trunks for guys up for grabs. There’s the Sutro Swim Trunk, a tailored and remarkably James Bond-esque pair of refined yet functional swim trunks, the kind that 007 himself would be proud to wear. You’re also able to snap up the Seacliff Swim Shorts, which are a neat hybrid short meant to be worn both in and out of the water. The sub-$80 pricing is agreeable, the versatility is much appreciated (I love the fact that you can wear the Sutro Swim Trunks to the beach bar), and the functionality is top-notch. Surf’s up, folks. Best of all is the fact that you can get 10 percent off with the code MYLES10. Happy shopping!
- Here’s a fun way to close out today’s Friday Read. In search of some unique summer headwear, the kind that’s fashion-forward yet functional and just a bit unique? Step right up and head on over to The Manual to cruise through my guide to the best bucket hats for men, a nice way to switch up your headwear as you soak up some sun and surf.
Just this past Monday, I talked about where you should be shopping, and what you should be buying, right now. The answer is obvious, but it’s also worthy of closer inspection. It’s San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch, long one of my favorite menswear brands. I wrote all about the five best menswear picks to buy at Taylor Stitch, and you’d surely do well to check them out in a hurry. That’s all I’ve got for you today. One last fun reminder: If it’s weekend listening you seek, there’s my newsletter The Style Guide In Brief, but I’d also urge you to consider following me on Spotify. Here’s a playlist for all those WFH days and weekend hangs ahead. Cheers and thanks for reading!