The Friday Read: A Huckberry Giveaway, New Myles Apparel Swimwear & A Caldera + Lab Review

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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

The Tuesday Steal: The Huckberry Annual Summer Sale Has the Best Menswear Deals Out There

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Who doesn’t love a standout sale on the best menswear essentials, right? I know I sure do, and that’s where we’re headed in today’s version of The Tuesday Steal. (For those new to this, the Tuesday Steal is an occasional substitute for our regular Tuesday #OOTD series). So, let’s get down to business. I’ve talked about the Huckberry Annual Summer Sale quite a bit on the blog, including in last week’s Friday Read. It’s always worth revisiting and diving in a bit deeper when a brand does so many things so well (like making its own pairs of the most affordable men’s sunglasses, for starters).

What exactly is on offer through the excellent and fast-moving Huckberry Annual Summer Sale? Well, my friends: I’m very glad you asked. I’ll get right to the point, in the interest of giving you as much time as possible to shop the best deals on the best menswear, after all.

Shop the Huckberry Annual Summer Sale ASAP

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Know that a plethora of your favorite Huckberry picks, including Flint and Tinder, are up for grabs, with discounts of up to 35 percent off. Prices like that don’t come around very often, and that goes for staple pieces like the Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket (it now retails for $121.98, compared to $188) and the much-loved Astorflex Patnoflex Leather Loafers. This sale has something for everyone, but it’s not going to run forever. Head over to Huckberry ASAP to shop the jam-packed, fun-as-can-be Huckberry Annual Summer Sale — you’ll find what you’re looking for, and I have no doubts about it.

Shop the Huckberry Annual Summer Sale

Style Pick of the Week: Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses – Most Affordable Men’s Sunglasses

My friends, the headline says it all as to why we’re here today for another Style Pick of the Week. We’re in the midst of a brutally hot summer that shows no signs of letting up, so why not treat yourself to some of the best sunglasses for men, and a highly affordable pair, at that? A guy’s got to keep his vision on-point in the heat, after all. Thankfully for you and me both, the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses really live up to the hype as far as affordable sunglasses are concerned. They strike that tricky balance between easy to buy (the Huckberry Cruisers retail for $45 at the most) and easy to wear (they manage to be both highly durable and highly stylish).

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In short, they’re exactly what you might expect, in the best way possible, as far as sunglasses from Huckberry are concerned. It’s as if the lauded San Francisco retailer, long one of my favorite brands, has managed to put a bit of everything great about the company into the Huckberry Cruisers. For stylish guys everywhere, and for guys who want to shield their eyes from the sun without spending a ton, this is great news. These shades are just the latest in a stylish run of Huckberry-branded gear that also includes hats and luggage, and again, it helps that these are the most affordable sunglasses on the market. Scroll on to find out more, folks.

SHOP: The Huckberry Cruiser Sunglasses

The Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses manage to do the impossible as far as the best men’s sunglasses are concerned. They blend top-notch functionality, including polarized, scratch-resistant lenses and durable frames, with the kind of cool, easygoing style you need for summer. The frames are lightweight and surprisingly sporty, yet the oval lens shape and notched nose bridge calls to mind classic Persol sunglasses. It’s design touches like these that give the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses a leg up on the competition. This classic and crisp design means you can also rock these Huckberry sunglasses with everything from a tailored suit to a polo or T-shirt and slim chino shorts.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll also keep coming back to that remarkably low price, the kind of price at which it’s normally impossible to find a pair of shades like the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses. And yet, the good folks at Huckberry have you covered: Take your pick between six frame and lens combinations, including the old-school, yet modern, Tortoise blend shown above, or the instantly iconic Gloss Cola Huckberry Cruisers. No matter the style you pick up (and you should certainly pick up at least one), the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses are the ultimate in terms of style and accessibility on the eyewear market. The most affordable sunglasses for the rest of summer can be yours today.

SHOP: The Huckberry Cruiser Sunglasses

The List: These are the Best Men’s Style Essentials at Huckberry Now

If you’ve been reading the blog, you know how crucial the best summer style essentials can be. And you also know how many of them Huckberry just so happens to stock. We also talked earlier this summer about new summer gear at Huckberry, yet with a retailer that’s as dedicated to the latest and greatest as the Huckberry team, it’s always worth staying up to speed with, well, Huckberry’s new arrivals. Thus, here we are with another edition of The List, looking at Huckberry’s top menswear essentials of the week, the month, heck… the summer. Happy shopping, folks.

The Best New Menswear to Buy Right Now for Summer

Marine Layer Solid Selvage Shirt — $98

You need an easy, breezy short-sleeve shirt for summer, kind of like this unique cotton slub shirt with a selvedge-detail chest pocket. It’s the best short-sleeve shirt for grilling, for days at the pool or beach, and anything beyond that.

Wellen Easy Chino Shorts — $68

What pairs up quite nicely with a laidback short-sleeve shirt? Why, some of the best casual shorts for men, and it helps that these are made with eco-conscious materials.

Shoes Like Pottery SLP01 JP Lo — $155

If you want to think of Huckberry as a one-stop shop for all of the best gear for men, it’s best to pick up some stylish summer sneakers to go along with every ensemble you can dream up. These are that pair.

Snake River Farms Summer Grilling Package — $295

The first three picks from Huckberry were something of the perfect outfit to wear when grilling. And here, this jam-packed Snake River Farms Summer Grilling Package has everything you need to put together the perfect cookout. Fire it right on up.

Huckberry x Coors Banquet Boots — $498

Now, these rugged leather boots from the Huckbery x Coors Banquet partnership have proven a fast seller, but there’s no rule that says you have to put away your favorite leather boots just because it’s summer. Shop accordingly.

Readyware Waxed Canvas Duffle Bag — $45

Believe it or not, that price tag isn’t too good to be true. This waxed canvas duffle bag just so happens to be one of the most affordable travel bags for men on the market, with all the reliability and toughness you need to hit the road.

Moore & Giles Large Leather Room Tray — $520

This handsome, refined leather room tray can be used as an office organizer, a serving tray, a large valet tray and everything in between. If you want to upgrade your home office, you’ve come to the right place.

Proof Rover Pants — $98

Back to menswear briefly. These rugged workwear pants are part jeans, part hiking pants, part work pants, and perfect for plenty of summer pursuits. If you don’t have a pair, you need ’em right now.

Luminox Modern Mariner Watch — $584.98

One of the best adventure watches for men is just what you need on your wrist as you prepare to hit the water or the trail. Luminox is making one of the most rugged watches out there, and it’s not too expensive, for good measure.

Pacifico Optical Yacht Master Sunglasses — $225

In need of an upgrade to your summer sunglasses rotation? Pacifico Optical has you covered with this strikingly refined pair suitable for wearing with anything — even a summer blazer. Speaking of….

DemerBox Indestructible Waterproof Speaker — $349

If there’s one thing all of these best new gear picks at Huckberry have in common, it’s that they’re uniquely suited for summer. Take this tough-as-nails Bluetooth speaker. Don’t hit the road without it.

Flint and Tinder Nep T-shirt — $38

Every guy needs a good, solid, everyday T-shirt. Thankfully, Flint and Tinder has been making some of the best T-shirts for men for years now, and this new introduction should prove just as solid and wearable.

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How about that for a full offering of some of the best men’s gear for summer? It’s something of a Huckberry specialty to produce the greatest men’s gear for summer, be it one of the best T-shirts for men, some of the best summer sunglasses, a nice way to upgrade your home office or something in between. It sure is hard to pick one favorite, but if you find yourself with a purchase in mind, you can always connect with me on Twitter to let me know. Again, happy shopping out there!

See Now, Buy Now: The Wellen Seawool Hoodie is the Best Lightweight Hoodie for Summer

Wellen Seawool Hoodie

My friends, if you read the blog, you know I’m of the opinion that all of your gear should be of the highest quality, and that even includes something as simple and seemingly casual as your lightweight summer hoodie. If you think this that one of the best men’s hoodies is a category that you can simply overlook, I’m here to tell you that once the sun goes down at the beach bonfire and you’ve only got your T-shirt for comfort (no matter how stylish it might be!), well, you very well might want to plan ahead — the Wellen Seawool Hoodie is here to save the day. It’s one of the best men’s hoodies for summer and for breezy weather aplenty, with the right specs and the right build to make it a new casual menswear essential. In fact, it’s made for more than just nights at the beach and on the water. The stylish and reliable Wellen Seawool Hoodie is built to act as a performance sun hoodie — it’s lightweight enough to wear during the day and comfortable enough to wear at night, too.

It’s all part of the magic that you might expect from Huckberry, longtime favorites of the blog and purveyors of some of the best menswear essentials for summer (and well beyond that, naturally). If you’re not familiar with sustainable menswear from Wellen as of yet, well, you’re in for quite the treat. I’ve talked about Wellen here on the blog in the past, and it’s through products like the Wellen Seawool Hoodie¬† that the brand just keeps getting better and better.

SHOP: The Wellen Seawool Hoodie 

Best hoodie for summer

The magic of the covetable and cool Wellen Seawool Hoodie lies in the unique fabric blend that they’ve dreamed up. Recycled plastic bottles and oyster shells make up the build of this breezy hoodie, meaning it’ll prove mighty comfortable even under the summer sun. It’s also designed to regulate your temperature and breath easy, and that’s great news for all of us who want protection from the sun without overheating. The Wellen Seawool Hoodie is also quick-drying, and that shaped hood (sans drawstring) makes it casual and comfortable to wear.

Throw this one on with your favorite pair of swim trunks, or toss it over a Flint and Tinder polo alongside your favorite chino shorts for post-beach drinks. The world of possibilities is nearly endless when it comes to the Wellen Seawool Hoodie, and if you ask me, that’s great news for the summer months ahead. Shop accordingly, and get prepared the right way.

SHOP: The Wellen Seawool Hoodie 

The Friday Read: Father’s Day Weekend, Summer Style Essentials & Timex x MadeWorn

My friends, welcome to another lovely summer Friday here in Brooklyn (and hopefully, wherever you happen to be, as well!). It’s a momentous weekend for several reasons, chief among them the fact that it’s Father’s Day weekend — perhaps you might be interested in shipping Dad a last-minute or post-Father’s Day gift from the always-outstanding Huckberry x Coors Golden Hour Series as shown above? After all, what could be a better gift for Dad than rugged menswear inspired by the spirit of creativity and cold beer? Plus, who doesn’t love a refreshing Coors — call it a guilty pleasure — on a hot summer’s day? That’s what I thought. Head to Huckberry to shop the full Huckberry x Coors collection and perhaps pick up some gear for yourself, too.

I’m looking forward to the weekend, and although I won’t be with my dad, I’ll actually be heading back down to sunny Florida early next week — just in time for an extended Father’s Day visit! I hope you’re able to spend quality time with loved ones, and safely, wherever they might be. I’ll also be staying busy this weekend, with some editing and writing for The Manual coming up for me on Saturday. I’ve also been working on some new Maxim stories (one of which is below!), and my latest Huckberry Journal entry is coming up soon, too. So with all that being said, I’ll be plenty busy.

It’s a change of pace from last weekend, when I trekked upstate courtesy of Eddie Bauer to put some stellar Eddie Bauer hiking gear to the test getting around the Catskills from the cozy confines of the Getaway Eastern Catskills outspot. As it were, you can read all about my trip — and subscribe! — at my twice-weekly music-menswear-craft beer newsletter called The Style Guide In Brief. I publish two times a week, and believe me when I say there’s something for everyone, from indie rock to rugged menswear. For now, I’ve also got a few items I think you’ll enjoy heading into the weekend. Enjoy the day, enjoy time with family and enjoy a proper summer weekend!

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  • Hey now, here’s a fun one for both yourself and potentially for Dad as an added bonus or a little post-Father’s Day gift. Or actually, well, one heck of an upgraded Father’s Day gift. It’s the new Timex x MadeWorn collaboration that’s really caught my eye as of late, so much so that I covered it for Maxim. The collaboration pairs up the legendary watch brand with the vintage-revival team at MadeWorn, led by artist Blaine Halvorson, and the results really are something else. Shop Timex now to get your new favorite watch after reading my guide.
  • Call this one another fun gift for Dad or for yourself if you’ve been investing a bit in new records across the past few weeks and months. Urban Outfitters stocks and sells some of the best record players out there, the kind of easy and affordable pick-up that can add some color and a whole lot of great sound to your living room, your den or Dad’s home office, easily. A pro tip: Let him know the gift is on the way with a homemade certificate, and then buy a record or two for him to spin when it arrives (Urban Outfitters also sells records!). Easy as that!
  • I talked in my last Friday Read about another undeniably cool gift for Dad, or for anyone really: A new Sean Connery Framed Print from UNCRATE. Well, how about adding this exclusive Steve McQueen Boxing Print to your shopping cart from the always-well-stocked UNCRATE Supply Shop? It’s bold, it’s rugged, it’s iconic and it’ll make a heck of an impression hanging on any wall.

That’ll wrap up today’s Friday Read, and hopefully, you’ve got just enough time to check off a few very last-minute Father’s Day shopping pick-ups. What’s your favorite from the above, either for Dad or for yourself? I personally think the exclusive Steve McQueen Boxing Print is pretty epic, but that’s just me. Last but not least, if you want some shopping suggestions for yourself, check out my guide on how to wear a camp collar shirt this summer. That’s all for now, but you can check back here for tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, and you can also hit “Subscribe” over at The Style Guide In Brief for more new content from me. Cheers to the weekend, folks!

The List: Shop the Best New Gear for Summer At Huckberry This Week

Best summer gear to buy from Huckberry

Ahh, yes. The summer season is well and truly upon us, and with it comes the chance to stock up on your new favorite menswear from Huckberry. The lauded San Francisco retailer, long a top brand on this blog (and plenty of other places) has all the gear you need for hot summer days and nights aplenty. I’ve talked plenty in recent weeks about my favorite gear picks from Huckberry, but it’s always wise to revisit what the brand is stocking in its very, very well-curated digital shelves. With that in mind, get that credit card at the ready, as I always say, and start shopping for the best summer style essentials out there.

This Week’s Top Huckberry Gear Picks

Wills Mercerized Cotton Tee — $42

Best summer T-shirts for men

Huckberry is, perhaps not surprisingly, a great place to go to stock up on the best men’s T-shirts. This all-important style essential is a surefire seasonal staple, and Wills does it right with this premium cotton tee.

Wellen Easy Chino Shorts — $68

Best casual shorts for men

Folks, it’s an exceptionally hot one out there most days this summer, so a pair of the best casual shorts for men should be very high on your summer shopping list. These sustainable shorts are an easy and breezy style move.

OluKai Mio Li Sneakers — $130

Olukai sneakers for men

Cap off that pair of the best casual shorts for men and one of the best men’s T-shirts with a pair of stylish everyday sneakers. These are both sporty and yet wearable with chinos or light wash denim, which is just too good to be true. Or is it?

Marine Layer Stretch Twill Windbreaker — $155

Best lightweight jackets for men

Now, not every single day is going to call for a stylish lightweight jacket like this one. But when the time comes and summer winds pick up, you’ll be glad you picked up with eye-catching windbreaker… right? Yes, yes sir.

Flint and Tinder Summer Jeans — $148

Best light wash jeans for men

Just as not every day is going to be well-suited to layering up with a jacket, well, you might not find yourself wanting to wear slim light wash jeans every day. But when that time does roll around, these are the Flint and Tinder jeans to throw on.

Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch — $595

Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch

Perhaps you want a new leather dress watch to wear back to the office or to that summer wedding. As ever, the much-loved Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch is perfect for each and every dressy occasion.

Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo — $98

Best polos for men

If you keep up with the blog, perhaps you’re familiar with the seriously breezy and lightweight style you get with the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo. If not, consider this a fine introduction to one of the best polos for men.

Garrett Leight Brooks X 10th Anniversary Sunglasses — $395

Best men's sunglasses for summer

The best sunglasses for men are worth investing a little bit more cash in, don’t you agree? These Garrett Leight sunglasses in particular should pair up quite nicely with every single other pick on this list, guaranteed.

Jones Sports Co. FC Weekender Duffle — $175

Best men's duffle bags

Jones Sports Co. has a 50-year heritage of making some of the best weekender bags out there, especially this handsome and yet rugged duffle bag for guys who want a compact carry for an active lifestyle. Start planning that next trip ASAP.

Fair Harbor Anchor Swim Shorts — $68

Last but certainly not least, let’s take a look at some of the best men’s swim trunks for this season (and beyond). They’re sustainable, stylish and well-priced — what’s not to love, right?

If you ask me, I think gearing up for summer just got a whole lot easier and more stylish with Huckberry, did it not? The brand really does have you covered from A-to-Z, whether you want some of the best men’s swim trunks, a splurge-worthy pair of the best sunglasses for men or a tried-and-true standby like the Shinola Runwell Quartz Watch. If you’ve got any favorites from this list, you can let me know in the comments or give me a follow on Twitter. Cheers and happy shopping, folks!

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Shorts for Men This Summer

It’s time to let your legs get some sun, folks, courtesy of the best shorts for men this season. Past #OOTD entries have gone a bit more rugged, but no less casual and cool, like how to wear chukka boots this summer. Others have even shown you how to wear lightweight chinos — as in, this guide on how to wear a henley for men. But with all that being said, we’re lightening things up and going even more casual and laidback than that. Consider this the first of many posts on how to wear shorts for men this summer — and not just any shorts, but the best men’s shorts. They’re comin’ at ya, naturally, from Huckberry. Would you expect anything else? I certainly hope not. We’re wearing ’em here (or rather, I’m recommending that you¬†wear these shorts¬†this way¬†in the future) with¬† other rugged, easygoing basics.

That makes this the kind of #OOTD fit for summer’s most lofty pursuits or its most basic, whatever that means for you. To me, it means record shopping and brewery hopping, cold beer in hand all the while (or at least, after I’ve got my records in hand). If you already know what the majority of your summer entails, and if it involves fun in the sun — which I guarantee it does — then my guide on how to wear shorts for summer should prove mighty handy. I won’t keep you here any longer, though. All the shopping tips you need for the best men’s shorts can be found below.

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  • The Shorts: Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, $64¬†— I’ve talked plenty about the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, which come in both a 7-inch and a 9-inch inseam (think longer if you’re taller). Fact of the matter is, they’re the best shorts for men if you want effective, quality style.
  • The Shirt: Wellen Hemp-Cotton Buttondown, $68¬†— Get yourself one of the most stylish sustainable shirts out there, with a neat pattern and breezy, eco-conscious fabric.
  • The Light Jacket: Taylor Stitch Park Bomber, $228¬†— Now, it might be not cold enough on a typical day for this Taylor Stitch bomber jacket. But if it gets breezy or rainy, or even chilly when the sun goes down, you’ll want this retro bomber on your back.
  • The Sneakers: Taylor Stitch x SeaVees Vista Sneakers, $88¬†— Consider this your recommendation to pre-fund this stylish sneakers right now, and then keep this full #OOTD around for inspiration this summer.
  • The Socks: Proof 72-Hour Merino No-Show Socks, $28¬†— Those Taylor Stitch x SeaVees sneakers are going to need the best no-show socks around to keep ’em versatile and stylish — these are the pair to buy.
  • The Watch: Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic, $1,005¬†— This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this heirloom sport watch, and it won’t be the last. It’s an incredible way to add character and functional style to this #OOTD.
  • The Sunglasses: Maui Jim Cruzem Sunglasses, $250 — How about these shades? The best pair of sunglasses for men are an absolute essential. Don’t leave home without them, to say the very least.
  • The Everyday Carry: Filson Rugged Twill Original Brief, $325¬†— I can’t help but recommend a rugged Filson bag (one that’s also aptly named!) for your daily adventures this summer, anywhere you happen to go.

Are these tips helpful when it comes to how to wear shorts this summer? The key starts, first and foremost, with finding the best shorts for the occasion — in this case, a pair of shorts like the Flint and Tinder 365 Shorts, in an agreeable inseam and a classic color. They’re an ideal pairing with a piece that’s also an upgrade to your typical tee — one of the most stylish sustainable shirts ought to get the job done for breezy weekend style. Things don’t let up from there, though. Your Taylor Stitch bomber jacket is going to offer up lightweight comfort and necessary protection from the elements, all the while looking just great.

No #OOTD is complete without a pair of the best sneakers for men in the summer months, so your new Taylor Stitch x SeaVees sneakers are primed and ready for the occasion. Add in an heirloom sport watch, one that’s highly splurge-worthy, and you’ve just given this look a major shot in the arm. And while it might have been some time since you’ve worn Maui Jim sunglasses, why not give this ever-reliable brand a try once more? They look great to me, that much I know. Wrap it all up — and get from point A to point B — with a rugged Filson bag, the kind you’ll have for years and years to come. No matter where this #OOTD takes you, it’s going to take you there in style. See you out there, my friends.

The List: Start Summer with the Best New Gear for Men From Huckberry This Week

Huckberry Memorial Day Sale

It’s a pretty fitting day to be talking about the best gear for men this summer, especially when you can get all of the best summer style essentials you need from Huckberry right now. Kick back, grab a cold one and allow me to share the best Huckberry shopping picks today. Still with me? Great. At this very moment, the Huckberry Memorial Day Sale is going on, but it’s moving quickly and said sale is offering up some stellar discounts on plenty of the season’s top gear. With that being said, you’ve still got plenty of time this week and this summer to shop my favorite style picks from Huckberry, so don’t worry: I’ve got you covered, even if you don’t buy today (but… you should!). Let’s dive into another edition of The List, then enjoy the rest of the holiday. Cheers!

The 15 Best Summer Gear Picks from Huckberry

Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $149.98 (Regularly $188)

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The rugged and always-wearable Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket gets a summer refresh here via lightweight waxed canvas, and you can scoop it up at an unstoppable price today. Not bad, right?

Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote — $165.98 (Regularly $265)

Best men's bag for summer

I’ve talked quite a bit about this rugged tote bag (in posts like this #OOTD!), and now that it’s marked down to well under $200, I’m going to go right ahead and call out that you need to snag your new go-to summer bag ASAP.

Flint and Tinder Lightweight Stretch Chinos — $89.98 (Regularly $128)

Get an excellent discount on some of the best lightweight chinos for men, the kind you can wear with your Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket when the sun goes down. Just add your favorite T-shirt and call it good. Speaking of…

Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee — 3 For $95

Best T-shirt for men to wear now

Get a nice bundle deal on three of the best T-shirts for men. These USA-made T-shirts come in cool, washed-out colors, perfect for lightweight seasonal layering. Don’t miss out, folks.

La Paz Beach Shorts — $95.98 (Regularly $128)

What do you need to wear alongside one of the best T-shirts for men? That’s easy: A pair of lightweight men’s shorts that work at the beach or at your favorite patio bar.

Astorflex Patnoflex Travel Loafers — $157.98 (Regularly $175)

Best summer loafers for men

If you’ve been searching for a pair of the best loafers for summer, I’d say you’ve just met your match. These Astorflex loafers are affordably priced the rest of the time, but hey, a few bucks saved never hurt anybody, right?

OAS Terry Towel Polo — $63.98 (Regularly $99)

Just in time to head to the pool or the beach, get this classic Terry towel polo and wear it weekend after weekend. It’s the epitome of laidback cool.

Upstate Recycled Fiber Throw — $122.98 (Regularly $175)¬†

Best throw blanket for guys

For all those days when you head to the beach or the pool, or to your local park, bring along this sustainable fiber throw.

Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses — $22.98 (Regularly $35)

Best men's sunglasses for summer

The most affordable men’s sunglasses on the market get an even further discount. At this price, you should buy at least two pairs (one for the house, one to keep at the cabin… and so on!).

Taylor Stitch California Shirt — $99.98 (Regularly $125)¬†

Taylor Stitch menswear review

Any time you can snag a Taylor Stitch shirt for under $100, you should hop right on that deal. This one could become your new favorite summer shirt.

OBRA 240 Canvas Slip-On Wrap-Toe Sneakers — $77.98 (Regularly $120)

Best men's slip-on sneakers

Talk about a standout deal on some of the best men’s sneakers. It’s not every day that the best slip-on sneakers for men go on sale, is it? OBRA makes its pairs sustainably and with pride in mind.

Marathon MSAR Automatic Watch — $734.98 (Regularly $1,050)

Best men's dive watch for summer

This rugged adventure watch gets one heck of a markdown here in the Huckberry Sale section, and that’s about as cool as it gets.

VEJA V-10 Sneakers — $104.98 (Regularly $140)

Best men's sneakers for summer

Another pair of stylish men’s sneakers for summer, you say? Sounds great to me — these VEJA sneakers really are an terrific discount. Wear ’em all season.

Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Hoodie — $73.98 (Regularly $98)

Best men's hooded sweatshirt for summer

Take this laidback slub cotton hoodie, add your favorite T-shirt, light wash jeans and perhaps your VEJA sneakers, then call it a day this summer. Cheers!

Flint and Tinder Indigo Work Shirt — $138

Best work shirts for men

 Last but not least, and just for fun: Every guy needs a reliable, durable work shirt for all occasions, including summer beer imbibing, and it helps that this Flint and Tinder work shirt checks all the right boxes (note the cool indigo color, too).

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Are you all geared up for summer now? I know I have more than my fair share of style wish list additions thanks to the Huckberry Memorial Day Sale — from lightweight men’s shorts to the classic Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket. Be sure to let me know your favorites in the comments below. Cheers and enjoy the day (and the season) ahead!

The Friday Read: Memorial Day Weekend Sales, A Craft Beer Discount & How to Wear Chukka Boots

Crack open a cold one from Threes Brewing, like the beers shown above (more on that in a second!) and join me in starting off the summer right. Thanks for being here for another Friday Read, as we roll into Memorial Day weekend and kick off the season ahead with plenty of the best gear picks and Memorial Day sales. Hopefully, you’ve been following my sage advice on the blog, be it the best way to wear chukka boots for summer, or else, the best summer menswear to shop at Taylor Stitch. What’s a great summer without the best gear for all of your off-trail, on-trail, in-water or on-land adventures, right? Yes, yes indeed. Of course, all of that adventure makes a guy thirsty, does it not? And it’s with that in mind that I’ll share one of the Memorial Day deals I’m most excited about.

¬†You should head over to Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing, one of my favorite breweries on the planet, and use the code¬†BEAU10¬†to get 10 percent off your first order of $50 or more from Threes Brewing. That includes only beer, not merch or food, for NYC delivery, brewery pick-up/to-go, or shipping to more than 20 states — what an excellent way to stock your fridge with crisp, flavorful lagers, delicious IPAs and so much more.

Again, that code is BEAU10 for 10 percent off, and it’ll have that beer fridge or cooler stocked quite well for the weekend and season ahead. Cheers to Memorial Day weekend — I hope you’re able to enjoy some time off with family and friends. I know I’ll be looking forward to snagging some cold beers myself at Threes Brewing.

Of course, I’ll be taking care of some writing for Jacob Graye and plenty of other sites, too. Be sure to give my byline at Jacob Graye a read there for all things men’s gear, footwear and more. Cheers, my friends!

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Quiksilver boardshorts for men

  • In need of some new summer swim trunks to round out your gear rotation? I’ve recently got my hands on some Quiksilver men’s board shorts, with a dependable, classic cut and full functionality top of mind. To say I’m looking forward to wearing them when I return to Florida later this summer is an understatement, and if I can find a way to break them out before then, consider me sold on my new favorite swim trunks.

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  • Here’s one more item to consider heading into the weekend. While I would hope you’re using your¬†BEAU10 discount code to get a discount on Threes Brewing beer, a well-stocked bar cart calls for a little something extra on a long weekend. Head to Maxim.com, then, to read about (and purchase!) the new Southern Comfort Americana bottle for this weekend and beyond. Cheers, my friends.

I hope you’re stocked up and ready, in spirit at least, for a stellar, relaxing Memorial Day weekend filled with plenty of Threes Brewing, shopping for stellar deals from Topo Designs, the the Huckberry Sale section, Jack Wolfskin¬†and much more. One last thought: If you need an #OOTD idea for the weekend ahead, be sure to check out my guide on how to wear a short-sleeve shirt for summer. Cheers to the season ahead, and thanks for reading!