The List: Here’s the Best Beer to Drink and the Best New Menswear to Buy for Summer

A light, drinkable beer to pair with your favorite menswear this season. Image courtesy of House Beer.

Is there any better way to get into the spirit of summer than with an ice-cold, refreshing beer? Plus, some new men’s style essentials? In mind, no sir, no there’s not. That’s where we’re kicking off today’s edition of The List, telling you about a delicious new beer from House Beer to drink right now (well, during happy hour, I should  say). If you’re not yet familiar with House Beer, this brand is making a wildly drinkable beer — just one style — in the tradition of old-school lager. It’s refreshing, it’s pleasing to enjoy straight out of a can, and it’s never better than when you pair it with your favorite pair of jeans and an American-made tee. I’ve said too much, though — let’s get started.

House Beer — Price Varies

This classic beer could just be a new favorite.

As I mentioned above, there might not be a better beer to drink at the moment than this crisp, refreshing, retro-inspired lager. House Beer is made with Noble hops in the fashion of a premium lager, and that just means it’s one darn good beer to enjoy out of a can all summer long. You can find House Beer in 12oz. and 16oz. cans (as seen above — mighty crushable in a can, I might add!), plus 12oz. bottles and on draft. Any way you choose to enjoy this beer, it’s nearly perfect for summer. What to pair it with? Your new favorite pair of denim, of course. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans — $128

The slim black denim that’s going to come in mighty handy, no matter the day or season.

We’ll go from your new favorite beer to the best men’s jeans you can wear casually — House Beer in hand, of course. That’d be the Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans, an essential pair of slim black denim to wear to an outdoor music festival or an evening on the town.

SeaVees Magnum Legend Sneakers — $88

These printed sneakers are one way to amp up your sneaker rotation.

Prefer to keep things a little more dialed-down on your top half (think a slub T-shirt and slim light wash jeans), yet wanting to go big when it comes to stylish summer sneakers? The SeaVees Legend Sneakers feature an authentic Hawaiian print to wear all season long.

Faherty Brand Sunwashed Polo — $88

This breezy polo is simply perfect for summer.

Speaking of keeping things simple up top, reach for a slim polo from Faherty Brand any time you want the comfort of a tee, yet the style of a classic men’s polo.

Timex Navi Ocean Watch — $155

The rough-and-tumble (yet affordable!) watch you need now.

In the spirit of getting outside and getting around in style, Timex comes through with your new favorite watch, as dependable an everyday watch as you’re apt to find for summer.

Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer — $348

A newly iconic everyday blazer for daily wear (truly!).

My friends, they’ve done it — Taylor Stitch, that is. They’ve managed to make a classic navy blazer that’s at once modern and timeless, and it’s the perfect blazer when it comes to what to wear to a summer wedding. The best part? It’s exclusive to our friends at Huckberry.

Karesuando Hunting Axe — $214

The best hunting axe you can buy for your summer cabin.

Is there a good chance this durable hunting axe might become more of a decoration at your cabin than something with actual utility? Potentially. But this rugged axe could just be key to your next outdoor adventure — it’s up to you.

Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt — $128

The dependable denim shirt for all your summer layering needs.

Yes, we’re back with more stylish menswear from Taylor Stitch.  Critically, the Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt could just be one of the best men’s denim shirts on the market, and it’s ready to layer up over a crisp white tee with slim tan chinos all summer long.

Bespoke Post Sauna Box — $45

Two essentials for plenty of relaxation from Bespoke Post.

It’s important to remember that every once in a while, a guy just needs a break. For yourself or your partner, get the relaxation-filled Bespoke Post Sauna Box (again, only $45 when you sign up for Bespoke Post).

Pacifico Optical Buckler Sunglasses — $195

Classic men’s sunglasses for everyday summer wear.

The best men’s sunglasses for summer embody a few key qualities — namely, they’re not overpriced, they’re casually cool, and they can be worn with everything from a classic navy blazer to one of the best men’s denim shirts.

Roark Revival Layover Shorts — $65

Stylish, travel-ready summer shorts from Roark Revival.

Speaking of summer style essentials, well, the folks at Roark Revival know how to make ’em. With the cut of tailored shorts and the fabric of adventure shorts, these are perhaps the best shorts for men — especially if you’re a guy on the go.

Billy Reid Pima Cotton Chinos — $175

Every guy — including you — needs a pair of classic navy chinos.

When it comes to tailored menswear for summer, Billy Reid knows how to do it right — particularly in the case of these handsome Pima Cotton Chinos, assuredly some of the best men’s chinos you’re apt to find this season.

Topo Designs Ripstop Klettersack — $189

A rugged backpack that’s fit for summer — to say the least.

Let’s turn our attention now toward the best everyday carry gear you can get your hands on — including this durable Topo  Designs Ripstop Klettersack. It’s ready to go to the beach or out on your next hike with ease.

Nemo Equipment Stargaze Recliner — $219.95

A comfortable recliner to take with you on your next camping trip.

Whether you gaze at the stars from your backyard or from your camping site deep in the great outdoors, this Nemo Equipment recliner could very well be one of the best camping chairs around. If I ever have the chance to get out of NYC, this is the chair I’m bringing.

 

Now, who’s ready to get out there and explore this summer? There’s no question to me that the above men’s style essentials can help you do just that — and my personal favorite pick, ta classic navy blazer from Taylor Stitch, is uniquely well-suited to dressier pursuits, too. Have any thoughts? Feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter.

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Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans

The perfect light wash jeans for summer.

We’ve told you in the past here on the blog how vital and stylish Flint and Tinder jeans can be — if you still don’t believe me, well, we’re going to change all of that today. Namely, I’m telling you all about how the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are some of the best light wash jeans on the market (on the planet?), and how you should go ahead and snag a pair as soon as humanly possible (as in, right now!). If ever you’ve searched for the best jeans for summer, hunting for a pair that’s both lightweight in construction and yet sleek and stylish, the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are the pair for you — no doubt about it.

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So, this all sounds great, right? Or too good to be true? It’s not — Flint and Tinder delivers on made-in-America quality and attention to detail in each of its products, from its stylish denim shirts to classic Oxfords and of course, these summer-ready light wash jeans. That’s great news for all of us, because you’ll likely want to wear them as often as you can. It’s a good thing they pair up easily with everything from a dark denim shirt and a crisp white tee (just add suede chukka boots) to a white Oxford shirt, leather loafers and a classic cotton blazer (perfect summer office style).

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans 

The details make the difference with every Flint and Tinder offering.

And as you know with Flint and Tinder, it’s the normally overlooked things that set these slim light wash jeans apart from the pack. Of course, there’s the quality fit — slim but not too restrictive, complete with room to move. And there’s the material — cotton with 1 percent stretch. Then, there’s the fact that the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans are cut, sewn & finished in Los Angeles, quickly becoming a denim hotbed.

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Of course, the pleasing stone wash gives them what the brand calls a “lived-in look and feel” — this means they could become your new favorite denim right out of the box. And that easy wearability gives you a ton of options as far as styling them. Heck, wearing the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans with a slub tee and suede chukka boots is about as good as it gets for summer happy hour style. And of course, the Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans can be worn on an easygoing day at the office with an American-made Oxford and … yes, you guessed it … classic suede chukka boots. These jeans will go anywhere you want them to go — you need only buy them first.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Light Wash Jeans 

 

 

 

The Friday Read: The Best New Chinos, George Dickel Whisky & Bonnaroo

The dependable and trail-ready shorts you need for a summer weekend.

If it’s a summer weekend — which it most definitely is — then you need a pair of functional, adventure-ready shorts. You need the Coalatree Trailhead Shorts, in fact; they’ll take you anywhere you need to go, from a music festival to a brewery and everywhere in between. Are you packing up these stylish shorts?

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

For me, what I’m packing and wearing this weekend has perhaps never been more critical — I’m heading down South to the revered Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival for the first time ever! The occasion, of course, is none other than a Saturday night festival concert by my favorite band (yes, THE NATIONAL) as they play tracks from their new album “I Am Easy To Find,” plus old favorites. I’m seriously so thrilled and excited to be able to make this trip; although I was hesitant in years past to head to The ‘Roo (the camping element makes things difficult), the introduction of one-day passes means I’ll be able to spend some time exploring Nashville (as I did in a previous September 2017 trip) while also looking forward to some standout music from my favorite band — and plenty others, including indie rock luminaries Hippo Campus. To follow along with all the fun, join me on Instagram, or else check out my Twitter. And for now, let’s get your own weekend started the right way — with my Friday Read picks below — cheers!

  • For my friends at The Manual, I covered your new favorite chinos from Bonobos — they’re made from organic cotton, and in an agreeable & tailored fit. How can it get any better than that, right? Wear them with classic suede chukka boots and a slim navy polo any day of the week.
  • So, Father’s Day is getting shockingly close — and we likely all know what it’s like to have a dad or father figure who’s tricky to shop for (especially if he’s got a more off-the-beaten-path hobby like indulging in rare whiskey). On that note, I covered the excellent George Dickel Bottled-in-Bond Whisky for GearMoose — get ready to taste the best whiskey you didn’t know you needed, in short.
  • We mentioned above about the slim navy polo you need to wear with your new Bonobos chinos — well, my friends, one of the best men’s polos for summer can be found in my post about the new Wellen Hemp Polo. If you missed this post last week, read up accordingly now. Cheers!

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That’s just about going to wrap up today’s Friday Read — where are you headed this weekend? Wherever your travels take you, be sure to get around in style with my guide on how to dress for summer travel. Elsewhere, read about the classic white sneakers that are also going to elevate your weekend. Until tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, enjoy your Friday, folks!

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See Now, Buy Now: Flint and Tinder’s Vintage Boardshorts are the Perfect Swim Trunks for Summer

The best men’s swim trunks on the market? Sure thing.

If you don’t yet have a pair of the best men’s swim trunks, well, check your calendar — it’s time to get on that, and before you pack for your next beach trip, at that. Luckily for you and me both, the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts are here to save the day, offering up USA-made style and dependability, just like they used to make ’em in the old days. That’s the refreshing thing about gear you get from Huckberry — this is gear made the right way, and made for plenty of situations; helpfully, that means the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts perform like your new favorite swim trunks, yet fit like a proper pair of tailored shorts (as Huckberry says, that makes ’em sharp enough for a post-swim happy hour). And like other gear from Flint and Tinder, including the brand’s perfect T-shirts and essential denim, they’re made to last to exacting standards — that’s great news if you enjoy catching some waves (or just catching some Z’s on the beach, at any rate).

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One of two standout colors on tap this season.

It starts with the fabric when it comes to the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts — it’s abrasion-resistant, four-ply nylon fabric that makes these stylish boardshorts so functional, and a soft nylon interior lining sets them apart in that regard, too. A cotton drawcord provides both durability and a perfect fit, while a rear back pocket with grommet means that water drains easily. And those are just the specs you need this summer — don’t think twice about throwing on the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts to head to the beach, and then to head to the beach bar after. The real kicker? You can pick up these essential men’s boardshorts in two colors, including the Indigo and Sky Blue option shown above. All the bells and whistles here are covered — meet your new favorite swim shorts, folks.

#OOTD: How to Wear White Sneakers This Summer

You could say a pair of classic white sneakers is akin to a true summer style essential, something that can be worn every day and in nearly every single style situation. So with that variety of options, how is anyone to say what the best way to wear white sneakers could be? Well, I’d like to give it a shot with today’s #OOTD, here just in time for summer weekends aplenty. We’re starting out with SeaVees canvas sneakers, a more casual pair that you should feel free to utilize in off-duty style situations galore, from a long weekend away to a lazy brunch at your favorite farm-to-table restaurant. You’ll note the rest of the #menswear picks below give this outfit a similar go-anywhere vibe, from the rugged denim shirt to a classic slub tee — think easy-to-wear summer weekend style. We top it all off with slim, lightweight chinos and of course, a VAER Watches timepiece for maximum versatility. From grabbing beers with the guys to grabbing a coffee with your partner on a breezy summer Saturday, this is the best way to wear white sneakers this summer. Or at least, I think it is. Get the full scoop below!

Start with classic white sneakers, then add more casual pieces this summer.

The amazing thing about a pair of sneakers — in fact, your new favorite sneakers — is the variety of ways in which they can be worn, even just beyond this #OOTD. Here, as we mentioned, we’re keeping things much more casual with a denim shirt and of course, an essential, made-in-America T-shirt from Huckberry. Pieces like slim, lightweight chinos give this ensemble a bit of a more polished feel, as at ease strolling around the park as when worn to your favorite coffee shop — similarly, a pair of the best men’s sunglassses add some polish & instant cool. This outfit is casual but subtly stylish, all the better when it comes time to leave your house for the day (or early evening). And if you fancy loading up your laptop and getting some work done on the weekends, well, a durable Filson bag fits right in with the more rugged confines of this look. You can also never go wrong with a stylish leather watch — especially if you’re headed to a BBQ or rooftop happy hour. If you’re sensing a theme here, it’s that classic white sneakers can be worn nearly any way you can dream up. Be sure to use some Duke Cannon face lotion to keep your skin sharp and at its best, too. Again,classic white sneakers really don’t mess around when it comes time to step out in style. Have any thoughts on this ensemble? Let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The List: Here’s All of the Best New Men’s Style Gear to Buy For Summer

The one watch you need this summer — plus, the rest of my gear picks below.

For everyday summer style, it’s sometimes best not to overdo it, to not go way too over the top. That’s the focus of today’s edition of The List — reliable, tough gear made to last and made to wear just about anywhere, from the stylish VAER watch shown above to the perfect T-shirt for summer and some of the best light wash jeans on the market. Again, these are pieces that aren’t too flashy, and you’ll be all the better served for it.  Like what you see? Be sure to keep up with me on Twitter.

VAER Watches Heritage Watch — $169.98 

A rugged and dependable daily watch for the office and the weekend.

As mentioned above, every guy needs a dependable, reliable and stylish everyday watch — the VAER Watches Heritage Watch is exactly the right kind of watch to get the job done. Wear it for summer travel and to the office in equal measure.

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Triblend Tee — $35

One of the best men’s T-shirts your money can buy right now.

Is this substantial-but-not-too-heavy tee the perfect T-shirt for summer? Available in a range of neutral colors and made in America by Flint and Tinder, I’d say … YES.

Mott and Bow Slim Laight Jeans — $128

These slim jeans are reliable, stylish and ready for the office or the weekend.

For wearing to the office (with a navy cotton blazer and a white Oxford shirt) or wearing on the weekend (with a classic T-shirt), you need some of the best light wash jeans your money can buy — so, you need a pair from Mott and Bow.

Grayers Navy Floral-Printed Chambray Shirt — $88

A subtly stylish printed shirt for all your summer fun.

Every guy needs at least one or two stylish printed shirts in his summer wardrobe — they shake things up and make a fun party or BBQ piece. You can wear this Grayers printed shirt plenty this season.

Relwen Bivouac Weekend Duffel Bag — $168

The go-anywhere duffel bag to bring with you on every summer adventure.

The good folks at Relwen always deliver when it comes to stylish, military-inspired apparel — now, they’ve upgraded your everyday carry with a durable duffel bag for summer travel. Grab and go.

Mott and Bow Wythe Denim Shirt — $79

Yes indeed, more stylish Mott and Bow gear — this denim shirt is as good as it gets.

Don’t store your denim shirts just yet — this pleasing light wash denim shirt from Mott and Bow can easily help you take care of your laidback style needs (especially when worn with tan chinos and classic white sneakers).

Bellroy Travel Folio — $139

The sleek travel folio to take with you to the office and on the road this summer.

For summer travel, you can’t go wrong with a durable, stylish travel folio for your everyday carry— this one from Bellroy is sleek and sharp.

Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in Whiskey Eagle — $348

The durable and tough-as-heck boots to wear to a rock concert (or a wedding?) this summer.

As far as an everyday pair of leather boots to pair up with your light wash denim shirt and other style staples, well, you’d do worse than the stunning Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in a fantastic Whiskey Eagle leather.

Billy Reid Reversible Shirt Jacket — $395

A dependable shirt jacket to wear on breezy summer nights.

We’ve been talking a ton about versatile, durable gear that can go the distance — even in the summer, you could use a stylish shirt jacket (hey, it gets breezy out there!). Billy Reid is the way to go.

Bespoke Post Shore Box — $45

All the right gear for a day at the beach this summer.

Is it hard to believe that you get all of the above essential beach gear for under $50? Well, when you start signing up for Bespoke Post, it’s not that hard. What are ya waiting for??

Rhythm Classic Trunks — $68

The classic swim trunks for every beach vacation.

The next time you head to the beach, wear a pair of classic swim trunks like these from Rhythm — they’re stylish & affordable, possibly the perfect swim trunks for summer.

Yuketen Loafers — $340

Well-crafted loafers that you’ll want to wear to every special occasion this summer.

Are you on board with the resurgence in stylish loafers out there? Or not quite yet? Maybe you’ll change your mind when you glimpse the Yuketen Loafers, a pair of the best men’s loafers for your next summer wedding or cocktail party.

 

OK, my friends. It’s now time to wrap up this post covering the best summer style essentials out there. What’s your favorite of the above list? I personally love the Yuketen Loafers for easygoing-yet-sharp summer style.

The Friday Read: The Best Summer Style Essentials, Timex x Todd Snyder’s New Watch & Taylor Stitch

The right sneakers for your next workout or your next summer trip.

How is your summer rolling along, friends? In need of new summer sneakers? Step into the weekend with the YORK Athletics Mfg. Henry Low Sneakers as seen above. With any luck, you can wear those stylish sneakers to either A) Get a workout in or B) start to check things off your summer to-do list, from festivals to craft beer tastings & summer travel. If you’ve attended a music festival or still have one on your radar, perhaps my music festival style tips ought to do the trick (Think: Rugged and casual, not sloppy). And if you still need more of the best gear for summer, well, click right through that hyperlink.


OK, now onto business — what’s on your weekend agenda? For me, it’s a rather packed one in Brooklyn — tonight marks the second night in a row I’ll be at my favorite music venue in NYC, the famed Brooklyn Steel! The occasion? A second show in a row by my second-favorite band, Local Natives! If you recall, I trekked to Portland earlier this spring to see this excellent indie rock band play a barnburner of a show behind the new album “Violet Street,” and I even met lead singer Taylor Rice out in PDX! And, last night was the first of a two-night run showing off those same tracks in Brooklyn, and with a varied setlist and stellar live sound, it was everything I thought it would be! So, if you want to follow along with tonight’s fun, join me on Instagram. The rest of my weekend is set to include a fun craft beer tour by bike with friends in Queens — and hopefully, some rest & some work on my Instagram! Again, if you care to join me on another social media platform, it’s appreciated. Now, I’ve got some work to do before the weekend. Cheers!

With that, I’ll be closing up shop for the weekend (well, until tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week, at least). Until then, I’d urge you to shop for your perfect summer T-shirt, or else find your new favorite pair of summer shoes. That’s all I’ve got today! Cheers.