The List: Gear Up for the Rest of Summer Right Now with these Men’s Style Essentials

Just one of many essentials you’ll need to enjoy summer — right now.

You see those stylish summer slip-ons from Nisolo pictured above? They’re one of just many keys to unlocking a laidback, easygoing summer (for the rest of the season, that is to say). And there are oftentimes some seriously straightforward ways to make it easier on yourself. That’s where today’s post comes in. You can find some of my favorite gear picks from the Huckberry Summer 2019 Catalog (and plenty more places!) outlined below. Once you dive into these men’s style essentials for the rest of July and August, there’s no telling where you’ll want to go next. Have any thoughts on other must-have men’s gear picks? Let me know on Twitter.

Nisolo Alejandro Woven Slip-ons — $178 

The perfect middle ground between dressy and casual when it comes to summer footwear.

Aren’t these just calling out to be worn on vacation? Now, there’s a major difference between the best pair of slip-ons and your standard, flimsy flip-flops. The Nisolo Alejandro Slip-ons are nothing to slouch at, as easy to wear with slim chinos and a stylish summer polo as they are with chino shorts and your favorite T-shirt.

Faherty Brand Beacon Trunks — $98

The eyecatching summer swim trunks you need in your life (and your wardrobe).

You know Faherty Brand for expertly cut flannel shirts and stylish cardigans, but what about must-have swim trunks for summer? Like the Beacon Trunks? Consider these vacation-ready.

Banks Journal Business and Pleasure Short-Sleeve Shirt — $70

Your new go-to summer shirt? It very well could be.

If ever there was a modern, stylish short-sleeve shirt that looked like it should be worn by James Bond, it might be the Banks Journal Business and Pleasure Shirt. A breezy fabric and a classic fit make this a winner from the Huckberry Summer 2019 Catalog.

DuFrane Barton Springs 656 Diver Watch — $656

An astonishingly durable watch for summer adventures.

Aptly named according to the price, the DuFrane Barton Springs Diver is the must-have watch of summer, made so that it doesn’t miss a beat — it can go from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar with ease, so that means it’s one of the best men’s watches out there right now (seen previously in my guide to what to wear to happy hour).

SLVDR Keck Tee — $50

The perfect summer T-shirt? You be the judge of that, my friend.

The search for one of the best men’s T-shirts remains elusive and challenging — yet, if you want a retro-inspired change of pace, reach for the SLVDR Keck Tee, then wear it with stylish high-top sneakers and stylish slim jeans. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Olive — $118

A change of pace from the typical — in the best way possible.

If you’re the type who still loves wearing slim jeans in the summer, then just know that not every pair you wear has to go full-on light wash — these Mott and Bow jeans in a handsome shade of olive are simply perfect for all those other times.

Roark Revival Layover Shorts — $65

Functional zippers and comfortable fabric add another dimension to these stylish shorts.

Functional summer shorts are actually out there — if you know where to look. And the travel-ready Roark Revival Layover Shorts are as functional and dependable as it gets. Easily some of the best shorts for summer I’ve tested this year.

Pantropic Tucson Fedora — $134

A breezy summer hat that’s made the right way.

Don’t start by writing off the fedora just yet — the Pantropic Tuscon Fedora is a stylish summer hat that wouldn’t look out of place with a camp collar shirt and breezy linen pants on your next beach vacation.

Tom Beckbe Bottle Flask — $150

The potentially perfect sipper to bring to your next bonfire.

Is a heritage-quality flask a true must-have part of your everyday carry? Well, that’s debateable. But the Tom Beckbe Bottle Flask could be the perfect companion on a breezy summer evening stroll (beverage of choice not included).

Mott and Bow Classic V-Neck Tee in California Blue — $32

The right V-neck tee to wear on easygoing summer days.

OK, back to menswear. Summer is all about laidback style — and this stylish V-neck T-shirt, again from Mott and Bow, is a lot more well-made than V-neck T-shirts of years gone by (looking at you, American Apparel). Wear it with Mott and Bow jeans, if you feel so inclined.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt — $125 

A Western shirt unlike any other on the market, and that’s a fact.

Another standout from Taylor Stitch? Assuredly. This classic Western shirt gets a modern upgrade in a lightweight, cotton-hemp blend. Wear it with a pair of the brand’s standout chinos for maximum effect.

Mystery Ranch Mission Wheelie — $345

A tough suitcase that can fit absolutely everything you need (and then some).

So, you’ve got all the stylish summer gear you could ever want … but nothing in which to pack it for your next summer adventure. That changes with the Mystery Ranch Mission Wheelie, one of the toughest, best rolling suitcases for all your essentials.

Shop contemporary and independent label men's and women's fashion at Need Supply Co. Click Here!That’ll turn the page on another edition of The List — are you feeling ready to take on the rest of summer? And which of the above gear picks will you be buying? I’m a big fan of a classic Western shirt from my friends at Taylor Stitch, but I also can’t get enough of the Roark Revival Layover Shorts. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below — and thanks for reading!

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#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Summer Wedding

So, the date’s long been set, your travel plans are in order, the room is booked, the gift is bought … that being said, what are you going to wear to this summer wedding!? Fear not, folks — The Style Guide is here to help in a pinch. How to dress for a summer wedding is really a conundrum any way you slice it; it could be outdoors and it could be hot, you could be in a more casual location … the answer, my friends, can be found in the #OOTD below, featuring a classic navy blazer from the likes of Taylor Stitch, plus stylish leather loafers, classic tan chinos and plenty of other #menswear fun. We’re toeing the line between formal and too casual, as it seems most weddings do these days. Let’s not overthink it too much, and after all, you’ve got more important things to worry about (celebrating the wedding!). That being said, you’ve still got to look sharp – that’s where a classic leather watch comes into play, not to mention some Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste — more on the specifics in a second. Again, we’re keeping it casual but crisp, and ready to take on the heat — wait until you see the summer style hack we deploy below. Check out the full #OOTD and feel free to let me know what you think over on Twitter. Cheers!

A solid mix of the best essentials for a summer wedding, don’t you agree? 

  • The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Telegraph Jacket, $298 — There’s no wrong way to wear stylish suiting from Taylor Stitch, and the Telegraph Jacket is handsome, sharp & not over-the-top — plus, it’s lined in cotton chambray for breathability.
  • The Shirt: Wellen Double Cloth Short-Sleeve Shirt, $68 — Bear with me here. The wedding is outside. It’s hot. There are very few ties being worn. And to stay cool before you ditch your suit jacket for the dance floor? Wear this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Wellen.
  • The Chinos: Mollusk Surf Shop Chinos, $98 — Like I said, we’re keeping it casual — these slim chinos are breathable and polished enough for a more laidback wedding (not too laidback, though!). Plus, they’ll look mighty fine with your
  • stylish short-sleeve shirt from Wellen.
  • The Dress Shoes: Astorflex Patnoflex, $175 — Leave the lace-up dress shoes at home (or at least consider it), because these stylish leather slip-ons are all you need to nail a casual wedding look.
  • The Watch: Timex x Todd Snyder Welton Bi-Metal Watch, $158 — There’s something pleasingly sharp and refined about this throwback-inspired watch — the perfect dress watch for a summer wedding.
  • The Sunglasses: Pacifico Optical Buckler Sunglasses, $164.98 — Like we said, if the wedding or cocktail hour is outdoors, you’ll need the right gear — like stylish sunglasses from Pacifico Optical, ehh?
  • The Pomade: Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste, $26 — Showing up to a wedding isn’t about just rolling out of bed — it’s about looking your best. Hence, this Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste. Perfect for a fresh summer ‘do.
  • The Travel Bag: Filson Dryden 2-Wheel Carry-On, $295 — Hey, you’re going to need at least one bag to get to the wedding,and this tough two-wheel suitcase is the way to go (A tip: Wear the Telegraph Jacket onto your plane, paired with slim dark jeans and a light blue Oxford).

OK, do you at least feel a little more prepared when it comes to what to wear to your next summer wedding? Undoubtedly, you’re going to want to stay cool and sharp — a stylish short-sleeve shirt from Wellen could be the key to achieving that, and no one needs to know you’ve ditched your sleeves. Elsewhere, it all starts out up top with stylish suiting from Taylor Stitch, the ideal way to meet any dressy occasion if you prefer to not be so stuffy. The choice of pants matters here, too — avoid pleats in favor of slim chinos in a classic material and color — they’ll sit nicely atop your stylish leather slip-ons, again a reliable choice in the warm weather for keeping cool. Leave your sport shades at home, too — a pair of stylish sunglasses from Pacifico Optical are going to look nice and refined as the topper on this #OOTD. Perhaps the real topper, though? Your fresh summer haircut, finished off with some Hardworking Gentlemen Medium Hold Paste.Naturally, your watch is every bit as crucial as the other components of this look, so aim for the perfect dress watch, here made perfectly by Timex and Todd Snyder. And to make sure all your gear (and your gift) gets to the wedding in one piece? Grab a tough two-wheel suitcase for the jaunt. If you follow these tips, I can’t guarantee you’ll be the best-dressed guy at the wedding, but you’ll be quite close. Again, cheers!

Style Pick of the Week: Bespoke Post Sol Box

The key to summer relaxation? Quite possibly the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

The perfect way to unwind on a summer weekend? Well, I can’t tell you what exactly is required there (cold beer and sunshine?), but I can indeed tell you that the Bespoke Post Sol Box is going to make your weekend a whole lot more relaxed — and a whole lot more stylish. That’s because the Bespoke Post Sol Box features some of the best espadrilles you can slide your feet into, made with handcrafted care and available for a very, VERY agreeable price. If you follow the blog, you absolutely know we love what you can find at Bespoke Post. Think of it as the thinking man’s monthly subscription service, delivering everything from everyday carry essentials to everything you need for a summer grillout — and of course, the Bespoke Post Sol Box falls within that same realm, and same low price ($45 when you sign up for the site). In short, what you’re getting with the Bespoke Post Sol Box appears simple at first, but can offer a whole lot more than that. Consider your alternatives to your sturdy leather boots and even your stylish suede chukka boots — you’ve got classic leather moccasins, of course, but how about we shake things up?

SHOP:The Bespoke Post Sol Box 

One of two versatile colorways when it comes to the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

I’m talking, of course, about some of the best slip-ons for men, an option not considered often enough — but then again, not every pair of espadrilles is as stylish as the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles as found in this Bespoke Post Box, right? Exactly right.

This pair is handcrafted by artisans in Spain, and it reflects the laidback style of the Mediterranean. Wear these with your favorite pair of linen trousers and a camp collar shirt to head to a lovely evening of dinner and drinks, or just throw on the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles with tailored shorts and a classic slub tee every single time you please. The cotton canvas upper is breathable and comfortable, while the use of natural jute is sustainable and again, highly stylish. Plus, you can throw the espadrilles from the Bespoke Post Sol Box into your weekender bag with ease as you hit the road — talk about packing light. And while you can’t exactly pair these with your classic business casual suit, you should feel free to wear the Visgata Sitges Espadrilles with tan chinos and a tailored white Oxford to dinner on your next vacation. The key to summer relaxation? It’s gotta be the Bespoke Post Sol Box.

SHOP:The Bespoke Post Sol Box 

The List: Here’s Everything You Need to Buy for the Perfect Summer, from Craft Beer to Menswear

Highly stylish and yet made to go anywhere — pretty similar to the rest of my favorite summer gear.

From the stylish shorts on your legs (the ones above are from Finisterre) to the printed short-sleeve shirt you’re wearing to your next summer happy hour, we’re all about the finer things of the summer season in today’s new edition of The List. The best things in life, no matter the time of year, are made with care and attention to detail, and are often wearable in multiple situations and seasons. Such is the case with today’s picks (especially the *ahem* Taylor Stitch Moto Boots you’ll read about shortly). These are gear picks that celebrate adventure, durability & quality. Enjoy!

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Finisterre Bamber Shorts — $78

A classic pair of outdoor shorts that perform just as nicely in town.

As seen at the very top of the page, these could be your new favorite shorts. The hidden secret is that some of the best men’s shorts for summer are often as functional as they are stylish. The Finisterre Bamber Shorts in particular are durable yet tailored, great for a weekend camping trip or a round of tasty pale ales.
Bespoke Post Brew Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

Everything you need to brew your own beer at home.

We told you we’d have craft beer essentials aplenty in today’s post, right? The Bespoke Post Brew Box is truly perfect if ever you’ve wondered how to make your own homebrew — pick up the Pale Ale Brew Kit to really drive home those summer vibes.
Faherty Brand Rev Print Coast Shirt — $148

A classic, bright summer shirt for all your laidback pursuits.

What goes better with your favorite craft beer than a stylish short-sleeve printed shirt from a favorite brand like Faherty Brand? Well, the answer is … not much.
Hawkins New York Linen Quilt — $395

The last quilt you’ll ever buy.

OK, bear with me here. If ever you’ve dashed out the door trying to pack for a, festival, a camping trip or a getaway and realized you don’t have an all-purpose blanket, well, the Hawkins New York Linen Quilt is here to save the day. Durable as heck, this is the last quilt you’ll ever need to buy — guaranteed.

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Espresso Grizzly — $348

Durability and style are the name of the game with these Taylor Stitch boots.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about how Taylor Stitch makes a stylish pair of Chelsea boots, but not about the new Taylor Stitch Moto Boots. Well, they’re here, they’re ridiculously well-made, and they’re your new favorite boots, hands down.
Jack Henry Face Toner — $24

A light, refreshing way to nourish your skin.

It’s the seemingly little things that make a grooming upgrade that much more possible — take the alcohol-free Jack Henry Face Toner. Made to refresh and cleanse your face, this is the perfect alternative to a heavy lotion on hot summer days.
Yuketen Canoe Moc — $300

Unbelievably comfortable and finely crafted moccasins to wear all summer.

Is $300 quite the hefty price tag? It sure is. But the Yuketen Canoe Moc just so happens to be the best pair of summer slip-ons out there, made with all the quality and craftsmanship you expect. Wear them with slim light wash denim and a slub polo for a casual weekend.
Wrangler Titanium Field Watch — $69

A highly dependable, affordable wristwatch.

For just a touch under $70, you’re getting a ridiculously dependable and durable field watch from a brand that makes some of the toughest jeans in the business — it’s a perfectly rugged complement to brown leather boots and a light wash denim shirt this summer.
Relwen Linen Trap Blazer — $328

The lightweight blazer that’s really two jackets in one.

If you’re looking for the perfect summer blazer, one you can wear over a merino T-shirt on a  travel day and then to a humid wedding, the Relwen Linen Trap Blazer is it. Imbued with plenty of character and style, it’s one of the best men’s blazers I’ve seen in some time.
Tread by Everlane Trainers — $98

The only pair of sustainably made sneakers you should be wearing this summer.

Get the sustainable sneakers of the future now from Everlane, and be prepared to be shocked at how comfortable they are (Extremely!) and how eco-conscious they are (94.2 percent-free of virgin plastic). Assuredly, your new favorite summer sneakers.
Relwen Lightweight Flex Chinos — $198

These are an excellent pair of durable, lightweight chinos to wear all summer.

Yes indeed, we’re going with more Relwen menswear — particularly these stylish slim chinos that are made to move with you and breath all day long. Ideal for a weekend brunch when paired up, say, the Relwen Linen Trap Blazer.
Saturdays NYC Graphic Tee — $48

The unique and bold tee to wear to your next summer BBQ.

If you’re in the market for a stylish graphic tee that won’t break the bank, perhaps one from a lauded brand like Saturdays NYC, then this is the best T-shirt to buy for summer. Wear it under a light wash denim jacket with tan chinos for go-anywhere weekend style.
DemerBox Bluetooth Boombox — $349

This is the toughest boombox on the market, hands down.

We’ve talked in the past about this indestructible Bluetooth boombox, but it so holds that you’re going to want to bring it on all your camping trips and beach expeditions, so it’s worth remembering this one.
Suit Swim Shorts — $50 

These swim shorts are tailored, stylish and ready for the beach.

For a mere $50, you’re getting a pair of the best men’s swim trunks, and they’re as tailored as the shorts you’ll be wearing when you’re not in the water. Come to think of it, the Suit Swim Shorts could do the job of both, if need be.

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How many essential summer gear picks do you see on the above list? Any new favorites? To me, it’s tough to pass up the Suit Swim Shorts for just $50 — although, the Yuketen Canoe Moc just so happens to be both premium AND easily wearable in a number of situations. Decisions, decisions. Once you’ve taken care of your own shopping, feel free to get in touch with me via The Style Guide Facebook page to chat all things menswear. Thanks for reading!

The List: Shop These Picks for the Best Men’s Gear for Memorial Day Weekend

The ready-for-anything shorts that are going to upgrade your summer style instantly.

You might have noticed already, but summer is fully on its way, with Memorial Day weekend approaching — and quickly, at that. That’s why today’s new edition of The List is going to tackle all the best new men’s gear for situations both functional and fashion-forward, starting with Memorial Day weekend and rolling through the rest of summer. Our first highlighted pick? Some of the best men’s shorts for which you can shell out your hard-earned dough: The Free Fly Hybrid Shorts. Make no mistake, we’re just getting started. Have a great week, then power on through to Memorial Day weekend.

Free Fly Hybrid Shorts — $65 

Tough shorts made with functional fabric for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond).

If you want to pack light for Memorial Day weekend — or any other summer adventure for that matter — you’d do worse than to pack the durable, versatile Free Fly Hybrid Shorts. They’re made with remarkable four-way stretch fabric that resists odors and wicks away moisture. In short, they’re the type of stylish shorts you can wear all summer long.

Sabah Sabah Slip-ons — $195

Sleek, refined slip-ons to pack in your bag, then wear all trip.

While these leather slip-ons are a more unique summer footwear option than you might normally be used to wearing, they’ll pair just as easily with chino shorts and a white tee as they will with tan chinos and a printed short-sleeve shirt for a refined outdoor dinner.

UNTUCKit x Fair Harbor Recycled Swim Trunks — $68

The sustainable and stylish swim trunks to upgrade your next beach trip.

The perfect mix of sustainabilty and style can be found in these swim trunks, which turn 11 former plastic bottles into one sharp pair of easygoing printed swim trunks. For under $70, they’re a downright steal for the quality.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Reverse Jacquard — $98 

A close-up look at your new favorite shirt.

It’s tough to top a shirt as stylish and essential as the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt, particularly when it’s done up in a handsome Reverse Jacquard weave. A perfect four-season shirt that wears particularly well this summer alongside tan chino shorts and vintage leather sneakers.
Tecovas Calfskin Card Case — $45

The handsome, rugged card case to carry with you on the daily.

Today’s focus on men’s style essentials really runs the gamut, right on down to the everyday wallet that’s going to serve you more than ably. In this case, Tecovas has taken the same craftsmanship that makes its cowboy boots so great, then translated it on down to a slim, refined-yet-tough daily companion.
Timex x Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch — $99 (When On Sale)

The sharp, dependable watch to wear all summer.

A watch from Mr. Todd Snyder will never steer you wrong — guaranteed.
O’Douds Matte Paste — $18 (Get $10 Off Your First Order HERE)

The grooming essential that’s going to sharpen up your ‘do this summer.

Made right here in Brooklyn — well, right here for ME at least — the O’Douds Matte Paste is the high-hold, no-fuss styling option to keep your hair sharp (not weighed down) during spring and summer. Plus, you can now get $10 off your first order when you click through that link. That’s a great deal on a great grooming essential.
Flint and Tinder Garment-Dyed Oxford — $118

The easygoing Oxford shirt to wear to the office or out on the weekend.

The term “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” might well apply to this classic Oxford shirt from Flint and Tinder — it’s the brand’s iconic, American-made Oxford shirt done up in a washed and dyed fabric. Perfect for summer.
American Giant Travel Pants — $98

Dependable stretch twill travel pants for your next trip.

If you follow the blog, you’re aware that American Giant takes great care to craft even the simplest of items — from T-shirts to its exceptional hoodies — with the utmost attention to detail. The same can be said for the durable stretch twill Travel Pants — they’ve served me very well getting around NYC and hopping crosscountry flights in equal measure.
Relwen Solid Pique Polo — $98

A unique take on the navy polo for all your summer style pursuits.

It shouldn’t surprise you that Relwen is making one of the best men’s polo shirts in the game — after all, they specialize in updating classic style staples for the modern man, and this timeless navy polo is no different.
Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt — $45

The comfortable, performance-minded T-shirt to wear all weekend.

You likely know Bluffworks from the brand’s performance-minded, travel-friendly denim. Allow me to introduce you to the Threshold T-Shirt, a tee that combines all the moisture-wicking reliability of a performance tee, and yet does so in a simple, stylish package. Try out the Threshold Tee with a light wash denim jacket and slim tan chinos for a bit of go-anywhere style.
Sturdy Brothers Man Carry Briefcase — $195

This dependable bag is going to carry you through Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Last but certainly not least, we’re closing out the week by taking a look at a tough everyday bag from Sturdy Brothers. Anything you need to carry or haul this weekend and beyond, the Sturdy Brothers Man Carry Briefcase gets the job done.
So, feeling ready for Memorial Day weekend and the rest of summer? What’s your favorite from the above picks? For me, it’s gotta be a classic Oxford shirt from Flint and Tinder, as ready for happy hour as it is for lounging around at home. Have a great weekend, folks.

The List: These Are Your New Favorite Summer Style Essentials

Let’s keep it casual, cool and breezy this summer with Taylor Stitch, shall we?

Can you feel it in the air? The start of summer? Yes, we’re getting there — slowly but surely. For every bright and sunny day though, there’s bound to be a chilly night around the bonfire, beer in hand — that’s where the Taylor Stitch Big Sur Hoodie comes into play as today’s lead-off selection. You’ll find the rest of our picks below capture the right balance between casual and rugged, spring and summer … and you might find you want all of these new menswear essentials for yourself. Enjoy, and let me know what you think on Twitter.

Taylor Stitch Big Sur Hoodie — $168

stylish zip hoodie

The dependable zip hoodie you need for chilly summer nights.

Today’s top pick, and perhaps the best men’s hooded sweatshirt on the market. Even though we’re into May, there’s a chance that the weather could turn breezy. For all those nights — and summer bonfires aplenty — wear this stylish zip hoodie from Taylor Stitch.

Carpenter Watches G2 Brooklyn Gent — $724.98 

The undeniably stylish watch you’ll want to wear as often as possible.

We’ll pivot from a casual zip hoodie right into the refined leather watch you’ll want to wear to the office and to summer weekend cocktail parties time and again — the stellar Carpenter Watches G2 Brooklyn Gent is perhaps the best leather watch to get on your wrist.

Buckler’s Daily Defense Kit — $68

A handy trio of grooming essentials for any day of the week.

We’ve talked in the past on the site about the Buckler’s Daily Defense Kit, and although it might not be the middle of winter, men’s grooming essentials are no less vital. Use this as often as you can.

Mott & Bow Slim Mosco Denim — $96

The slim light wash denim to pair with your new navy hoodie.

How to best complement your new stylish zip hoodie in a way that’s casual and laidback? Why, slim light wash denim from Mott & Bow. Easygoing, comfortable and made for anything.

Clarks Wallabee Boots in Maple Suede — $140

The perfect middle ground between casual and overly rugged for spring.

A style as timeless as the Clarks Wallabee Boots demands your attention this spring and summer. Consider these classic suede boots a nice go-between from your sneakers and your heavy-duty leather lace-up boots.

mohinders City Slipper in Solid — $165

A one-of-a-kind pair of stylish summer slip-ons.

Listen, are these woven leather slippers from mohinders for everyone? Quite likely not. But if you want a pair of stylish slip-ons for summer, the kind you can wear with olive chinos and a white slub tee without missing a beat, these mohinders City Slippers are the way to go.

Taylor Stitch California Shirt — $125

The uniquely stylish shirt to wear all summer.

We’ve previously covered the incredible utility and style of the Taylor Stitch California Shirt here on the blog, and it’s back again — with good reason. It’s a one-of-a-kind shirt in a rich Indigo color, and you should wear this rugged indigo shirt  all the time with slim tan chinos. The perfect summer shirt, in short.

Topo Designs Wind Jacket — $149

The rugged-yet-versatile jacket to wear early and often this spring.

Looking for a durable spring jacket to carry you through seasonal day hikes and more leisurely pursuits (a la a trip to your favorite brewery?). The Topo Designs Wind Jacket is the one to buy now.

Grayers Newport Blazer — $195

A unique spring and summer blazer for standout seasonal style.

If you want to stand out the right way at a summer cocktail party or a summer wedding, you could do worse than to wear this classic cotton blazer from Grayers, right? Right. Pair it with slim grey chinos and a blue chambray shirt.

Huckberry Vintage Runners — $137.98

Retro-inspired sneakers to wear as much as you can this May (and beyond).

Early summer is nothing if not the perfect time to wear your new favorite sneakers. And those particular sneakers? They would happen to be the Huckberry Vintage Runners, and they’re perfect to pair with slim light wash denim from Mott & Bow.

Fjallraven Ulvo Rolltop — $135

The technical backpack that’s ready for anything this season.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m less of a “technical bags guy” and more of a “leather messenger bag” guy — but this Fjallraven Ulvo Rolltop is simply primed for summer adventures.

La Paz Ribas Henley — $76

The short-sleeve henley you need now, and in a perfect color for summer.

We’ll keep the versatile summer gear picks coming here today with this rugged short-sleeve henley in a bright, summer-friendly color. Wear this one with slim chinos and vintage leather sneakers to grab a pint or two.

Wellen Organic Jeans — $88

Another edition to your rotation of light wash jeans this season.

What could be better than a pair of the best light wash denim to wear all spring and summer? How about a pair like the Wellen Organic Jeans, made with 100 percent organic cotton? Bingo.

Huckberry Blue Hour Growler — $55.98

A tough, well-designed growler to keep your favorite beverage cold.

It wouldn’t be spring and summer if we didn’t discuss one of the best craft beer accessories to bring with you on camping hikes and day trips aplenty. We first introduced you to this Huckberry Blue Hour Growler in this list of 2018 men’s style essentials, but we’re bringing it back today — ’tis the season.

 

Alright, so that was quite the list of spring men’s gear picks, was it not? Do you have a favorite? To me, it’ll always be tough to pass up something as critical and yet underrated for summer as the Taylor Stitch Big Sur Hoodie, or else the Huckberry Blue Hour Growler (what can I say, I love me some craft beer!). Let me know your picks over at The Style Guide Facebook page. Thanks for reading!

The List: These are the 10 Best Spring Style Essentials to Shop This May

Kicking things off today with a breezy-yet-functional, seasonal layer.

Is getting ready for a new season difficult or fun? Is it more enjoyable to wear your favorite style essentials, or pursue them? Well, seeing as it’s May, perhaps you’ve long been in pursuit of some seasonal wardrobe upgrades, and now … you’re ready to make it happen. We’re serving up the 10 best spring style essentials to make your wardrobe that much more fashionable this season. As I always say, there’s something for everyone in this edition of The List. Get acquainted now.

La Paz Baptista Shirt Jacket — $200

Pleasingly rugged and made to layer, this shirt jacket is a surefire spring style move.

There’s still the odd day where it can get a little breezy — this indigo shirt jacket is a natural go-between layer, and would wear perfectly with a white slub tee and slim tan chinos.Plus, it’s an able travel companion with enough room for your everyday carry essentials.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee — $68

The exceedingly comfortable, performance-friendly tee for all your spring pursuits.

To nicely complement your indigo shirt jacket, reach for the Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee, made to wick away sweat and perform all day long. The range of colors is more than agreeable, too. All in all, it could just be your new favorite T-shirt.

VANS Classic Slip-ons in True White — $50

A tried-and-true classic when it comes to your sneaker rotation.

If you’re looking for a classic pair of summer slip-ons, the kind you can wear for days on end without missing a beat, you could do worse than these VANS slip-ons in a white canvas that almost looks better scuffed up.
A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans — $220

A happy medium between inky blue denim and too-light jeans.

Searching for the right balance between full-on “Dad Jeans” and a heavy indigo pair of denim for allow? These A.P.C. Standard Jeans are a reliable classic, and assuredly one of the best pairs of light wash denim out there.

Billy Reid Marine Plaid Shirt — $148

The throwback-inspired short-sleeve shirt to wear as often as you can this spring.

Never underestimate the utility of a stylish short-sleeve shirt — especially the Billy Reid Marine Plaid Shirt. Wear this retro-inspired short-sleeve shirt under a blazer for a bit of “devil-may-care” work week style, then wear it out to your favorite patio bar on the weekend.

Bespoke Post Cantina Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

The essentials to make some of the best fajitas you’ve ever had — guaranteed.

A traditional menswear staple? Not quite. Still necessary? Yes. In honor of the quickly approaching Cinco de Mayo holiday, serve up some sizzle of your own with the Bespoke Post Cantina Box, a perfect way to upgrade your skills in the kitchen.

Faherty Brand Ventura Shirt — $148

A seriously cool shirt you can wear to all your spring and summer happy hour festivities.

Want the perfect shirt for spring and summer? Something that’s laidback and casually cool, featuring some of the best fabric  (a lightweight twill) that I’ve seen? That’s the Faherty Brand Ventura Shirt.

Filson Tablet Briefcase — $275

The tough briefcase you just might use every single day.

Getting around efficiently and in style is critical no matter the season — for work trips and weekend getaways alike, the Filson Tablet Briefcase keeps this crucial piece of tech in fine form. The rest of the time, use it to carry your other travel essentials.

New Balance M998 Sneakers — $180

A classic pair of sneakers that just so happen to be made in America.

Retro sneakers really are all the rage these days, but here’s the thing: New Balance has been making sneakers like the M998 for years now. Maybe it’s time you got a pair and rocked ’em with rolled chinos and a navy tee?

UNIMATIC U3-A Watch — $615

The hard-wearing watch to upgrade your spring style instantly.

Spring and summer adventures call for a ridiculously dependable dive watch that stands up whatever you throw at it. The UNIMATIC U3-A Watch is that watch, complete with 300 meters of waterproof functionality.

 

So, now that we’re through with today’s rundown of the best new gear for spring, which entry did you like the best? Maybe, with Cinco de Mayo on the way, you’ll be picking up the Bespoke Post Cantina Box? Or perhaps, you’ll be looking to snag a pair of the A.P.C. Standard Jeans? Whatever you do, do it in style. Thanks for reading!