The Friday Read: Tommy Stinson, The Best Non-Alcoholic Beers & New Gear from Myles Apparel

My friends, let’s jump on into a new year and into another winter weekend, one which technically happens to be the first full weekend of 2022. If you’ve got fitness resolutions aplenty on your list right now, then the latest performance gear from Myles Apparel should set you on the path to a happy and healthy start to 2022. Specifically, the brand dropped the Myles Apparel Momentum Active Track Pants earlier this week, with all the right specs to bolster any training sessions on your to-do list. Made with a quick-drying blend of nylon and spandex, they look and feel great, and they’re more than ready for whatever workouts you throw their way. How’s that for starting 2022 with some of the best workout gear for a new year, right? Not bad at all, if you ask me. Oh, and just remember: You get free U.S. shipping on orders of more than $100. Stock up ASAP, folks.

Now that you’ve conquered the gear you need for weekend workouts, how about some music and relaxation? Of course, you very well might know that I also write about indie music for Atwood Magazine, and I run a music and menswear newsletter. It’s with both of those pursuits in mind that I’m so excited to head down to Norfolk, Virginia as we speak to see legendary rock n’roller Tommy Stinson (of The Replacements fame) play a small show in the famed Virginia city! I previously wrote about Stinson’s career in The Replacements, and my love of the band, over at InsideHook. Now, I won’t be covering the show, but I’ll be enjoying tunes safely all the same, and I’ll be packing some of my favorite travel menswear and gear, too. To keep up with all of the action, be sure to follow me on Instagram. In the meantime, let’s get to the rest of today’s Friday Read!

  • If you’re undertaking Dry January, then my congrats and best wishes to you, as moderation is crucial these days. It’s with that approach in mind that I wrote about the best non-alcoholic beers for Dry January, packing plenty of sudsy flavor into a low-cal, no-booze can. Head to SPY to check out my picks, folks.
  • We’re not quite out of the woods yet in terms of reacquainting ourselves with how to get dressed in style for the office. The next time you need to suit up, be it for date night, a meeting or a winter wedding, refer to my handy guide to the best winter suits for men over at Fatherly. It’s got everything you need, and then some.

I talked above about one of the best men’s weekender bags from Shinola, so in the spirit of winter travel and the best gear on the market, here’s another blog post to get your mindset squared away. Keep it tuned here to The Style Guide to read about the best Shinola duffel bag for men. It’s going to get you from point A to point B in style, and after all, shouldn’t that be the goal of every weekend? Happy shopping, safe travels and thanks for reading, folks!

The Friday Read: Christmas Eve, A Taylor Stitch Sale & The Best Holiday Menswear Deals

Folks, before we get started: Wishing you a very Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas (Eve)! I’m spending the holiday safely in Florida with family and wishing you a great weekend with some rest, relaxation, some of the best craft beer, terrific holiday traditions, and of course, some of the best menswear around. Let’s start, briefly with the goings-on at Taylor Stitch, one of my favorite brands and a highly reliable source for the best gear in multiple categories. That includes a new line of Taylor Stitch ballcaps as seen above, part of a jam-packed Taylor Stitch New Arrivals rotation. But here’s the real scoop at Taylor Stitch right now: Through January 2nd, take up to 30 percent off sitewide, with deep discounts on the Taylor Stitch Workshop and Taylor Stitch Last Call sections. Plus, you’ll get $20 back in Common Club credit on orders over $100. How’s that for one heck of a deal this weekend, right?? I’m all about it.

Of course, in addition to shopping the Taylor Stitch Year-End Sale, I’ll also be kicking back and taking time to enjoy the weekend with family here in sunny Florida (be sure to follow me on Instagram to get the full rundown!). What’s on your agenda? I hope you’ve got some time to unplug, but I’m also going to point you in the direction of some of the best holiday menswear sales below. As I said, here’s to some fun in the sun (or snow!), with plenty of chances to get together (safely!) with family and friends. Merry Christmas and thanks for supporting The Style Guide!

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  • In search of a super last-minute gift for the gourmand in your life? Consider a digital gift card to TRUFF, makers of some of the best hot sauce and other gourmet pantry staples on the market. They deliver to the recipient’s inbox in just seconds and allow full access to some of the best gourmet food staples around. It’s a done deal!
  • Let’s talk about another one of the best holiday menswear sales to shop this weekend. Starting December 26th (mark your calendars!), get up to 50 percent off at the Billy Reid Winter Clearance Event, allowing you to shop plenty of stylish on-sale items via Billy Reid, one of the best menswear designers in the country. It doesn’t get better than that, folks.
  • Here’s one more shopping pick for you, especially as we layer up in cozy fashion this holiday season. Over at AskMen, I wrote about the best retro fleece jackets for bundling up, staying warm and looking great all the while. Happy shopping, my friends.

That’ll wrap up today’s Christmas Eve edition of The Friday Read: I hope you’ve found enough of the best holiday menswear deals to add to your shopping cart and your wardrobe while saving a few bucks. But let’s also keep in mind the spirit of the season: Community, family and friendship, to name but a few. Again, Merry Christmas, thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Style Guide! Keep it tuned here tomorrow for a special Christmas Day edition of our Style Pick of the Week series. Cheers!

The Friday Read: The Myles Apparel Fall Sale, New Beckett Simonon Boots & The Best Automatic Watches

My friends, join me in another weekly recap via my Friday Read, and contemplate those rugged leather boots shown above as we get ready to kick off another weekend. Those are the Beckett Simonon Lopez Boots, some of the best boots for fall to get your hands on (and your feet into) right now. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your footwear rotation for the season ahead, allow me to wholeheartedly endorse some of the best men’s boots for pleasantly cool days and nights. The time is ripe, after all. And the time is ripe to really start dressin’ again, as the parlance goes. Even this week, I’ve had the chance to (safely) attend two concerts in NYC — the excellent Julien Baker and the seriously cool indie rock band Wild Pink — and I’ve even broken out some denim from Todd Snyder. Things are happening slowly but surely, so stay safe and stylish.

How else to stay stylish? With a few of my menswear reads and recommendations for your weekend. I’ve had a busy week wrapping up NYFW and working on my next AskMen story (specifically about fashion week), but if it’s new gear you want right away, I think you’ll find a few of these picks below are to your liking. I’ll be doing some digital shopping myself this weekend, and also visiting the famed NYC establishment McSorley’s for some Saturday beers. It goes without saying that I’ll be working on blog content, too. Keep it tuned right here in the meantime for a full weekend of fall fashion, and let’s get ready to step into the next season with some Beckett Simonon boots. You know the drill, folks. Cheers!

  • If you’re seeking some of the best deals on go-anywhere menswear, then it’s the Myles Apparel Fall Forward Sale you should be shopping. You’ll find versatile style picks like the durable Myles Apparel Tour Pants, which blend performance fabric and a clean cut, like your favorite chinos. Here’s the scoop: Head to the End of Season Sale page to get 30 percent off full price styles listed, and then up to 60 percent off already discounted items. It’s a deal not to be missed, so hop on it now. Oh, and the even better news? The Myles Apparel Fall Forward Sale runs through the end of the month! Not bad at all, ehh?
  • Let’s talk another shopping recommendation, shall we? To me, a wristwatch is one of the most valuable accessories you can add to your everyday carry, offering up a sense of purpose and style, as well as complementary appeal alongside outfits both dressy and casual. Luckily, there are watches for every budget and taste out there, too. With that being said, here’s where my latest guide for The Manual comes into play: Head over there to read my picks for the best automatic watches. Get to it!
  • I’ll leave you with one last shopping pick before we roll into the weekend. The power of a rugged, casual flannel shirt can’t be overlooked for fall – as in, the type of flannel shirt you can wear to the office or at home in equal measure. Here’s where the Bespoke Post Layers Box comes into play: It’s got both an essential fall flannel shirt and a toasty hat to keep you cozy all season long. Check it all out via yesterday’s blog post. Happy shopping!

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That’ll bring things to an end for today’s edition of the Friday Read. As always, we’ll get your weekend rolling in earnest with tomorrow’s Style Pick of the Week. If you missed last weekend’s style pick of choice, head over here to read about the best fall weekend pants: Those would be the seriously cool and comfortable Taylor Stitch Apres Pants. They won’t let you down, not in the slightest. Enjoy your Friday and we’ll see you back here this weekend!

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 Friday Read: Myles Apparel, The Best New Sunglasses & Huckberry Face Masks

Keep reading to get 10 percen off these stylish everyday pants from Myles Apparel.

How best to start off the weekend, you might be wondering? I’ve got just the thing for you. If I were you, I’d head over to Myles Apparel and pick up the Tour Pants in Sage as seen above (among other standout colors). They’re made from quick-drying, wrinkle and stain-resistant fabric with handy features like an easy-to-store front phone pocket and reflective pant cuffs. Take it from me: They’re some of the best pants for men to buy now. I’ve been testing Myles Apparel  this week, and I’m here to report back that the brand is good as advertised.

Here’s what that means for you: You can (and should!) use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off the best men’s workout gear and heck, the best everyday gear for men, fit for work or play. We’re talking stylish stretch shorts, comfortable pants to wear to work from home, durable workout shirts, classic pocket tees … a bit of everything.

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Myles Apparel can practically do it all. Even better? When you don’t want to spend a lot upfront, check out the Myles Apparel Try Before You Buy program, offering convenient returns and shipping. Seriously, all your bases are covered. Having fun yet? Good, let’s keep today’s Friday Read rolling. For starters: I mentioned this last week, but early next week, I’ll be debuting The Style Guide Shop, a chance to check out the best men’s style essentials of the moment — classic picks and seasonal selections from brands you know and love, all on one easily shoppable page. 

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It’s another lovely summer Friday in Brooklyn, but it’s hard not to pay attention to the news elsewhere — thank you for taking time out of your day to head on over here … seriously. When I spend too much time scrolling, I try to step back and put on some soulful music. Lately, that’s meant revisiting albums by Michigan’s Lord Huron (as mentioned in my newsletter!). I can’t recommend the lilting, beautiful stylings of frontman Ben Schneider & co. enough. I’ll be listening to the band this weekend as I explore Brooklyn, grab some brews at the lauded Threes Brewing, and of course, test out all my gear from Myles Apparel. Sound like a plan to you? Alright, alright. Before you kick off your own weekend, check out more from my neck of the woods below. Thanks for reading!

Frank And Oak

An anti-aging face serum designed to fight fine lines and the effects of, yes, aging.

Do these fit the bill when it comes to the coolest men’s sunglasses? They sure do.

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Before I let you head out for the weekend, I’ve got one last must-read for you. Even as we cruise through summer, maybe you’re still in search of a few crucial men’s style picks for that camping trip, that adventure off the grid, or heck … your next morning spent working on your patio, coffee in hand.

As ever, you’re going to want to head to my ongoing series The List, where I recently wrote about the 20 best men’s style essentials for whatever you’ve got in store this season. From a new camp shirt to a rugged Timex x Todd Snyder watch and some classic summer sneakers, I hope I covered all the bases. Alright, now it’s finally time to take on the weekend — see you out there, thanks for reading!

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See Now, Buy Now: The Myles Apparel Seacliff Boardshorts are the Summer Swim Trunks You Need

The new boardshorts that amp up your beach wear to another level.

Any list of summer style essentials should likely include a stylish pair of swim trunks, right? Like the ones seen above from Myles Apparel, I’d wager. Even if you’re not a frequent beachgoer, you should still take care to dress appropriately when stepping off the boardwalk onto the beach. It’s as essential as what you’re packing in your beach bag and the sunscreen you’re putting on — truly. And that, my friends, is where the functional-yet-stylish Myles Apparel Seacliff Boardshorts come into play. These aren’t the baggy boardshorts you wore as a kid or back in college — the Seacliff Boardshorts are a new breed of men’s swim trunks, equally as good-looking as they are durably crafted. It’s a surprising combo that should make your search for a stylish men’s swimsuit considerably easier, ehh? It all starts with the quick-drying, four-way stretch material that gives these more performance-minded features than the baggy floral numbers a lot of us wore growing up. Trust me — the  Seacliff Boardshorts are anything but that. The 7-inch inseam should work well for most guys, although taller fellas will want to search for something with a longer inseam (Bonobos does a nice job of that, my friends). Still with me? Still interested in the  Seacliff Boardshorts?

Good stuff. There’s really no downside to picking up a pair of the Seacliff Boardshorts, seeing as the striped pattern is a menswear-minded pattern that stands out in a sea of gaudy, bright colors at the beach. That’s exactly what you’d expect from Myles Apparel, too. The brand offers a clean, minimal and durable interpretation of everyday staples (probably why they’ve named their signature shorts the Everyday Shorts!), so it only makes sense that the Seacliff Boardshorts would blend nautical inspiration and performance in one package. The point is this: You don’t need to worry about much when your shorts are as stylish as the Seacliff Boardshorts — simply pack up your cooler, throw on a rugged henley and some stylish slip-ons, and go.

Do you think the Seacliff Boardshorts are a summer must-have? Let me know on my Twitter page. Thanks for reading! 

The List: All The Best New Men’s Gear to Shop This Week

From a durable watch to handy items for your everyday carry, check out the latest and greatest men’s gear — rare Russian River beer not included.

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on another rendition of The List — courtesy of your fashion department of one at The Style Guide, it’s a full rundown of the best men’s gear to buy right now. Similar to the gear seen above, today’s edition includes a bit of everything. Today, we’re looking at classics like stylish summer sneakers, versatile shorts, a handy yard game and essential everyday carry items.  Without giving too much away, you can read the rest of The List below. To keep up with my #menswear adventures the rest of the time, follow me on Instagram — if you please, that is.

Outlier Ramielust T-shirt, $125

Outlier

Made from the world’s oldest fiber, this tee is soft, breathable and breezy.

Way more than just your average summer tee, this revamped number from functional and minimally minded style purveyors Outlier features exceptionally breathable Ramie fabric — quite possibly the oldest fabric in the world.

SeaVees Legend Sneaker in Selvedge Denim, $90.98
SeaVees

A recognizable silhouette done up in crisp selvedge denim.

Handsome and uniquely wearable, SeaVees offers up yet another pair of potentially your new favorite summer sneakers — except these ones are made from rich selvedge denim. Wear ’em with slim chinos and a white pocket tee.
Arvin Goods No-show Socks (Three-pack), $30
Arvin Goods

Well-made socks that are ready for purchase in a handy pack of three.

Just what exactly are you going to wear with those SeaVees sneakers as shown above? Other than slim chino shorts and your favorite polo, that is? Comfortable, stylish no-show socks are absolutely the correct answer.

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Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve California Shirt in Red Madras, $118

Taylor Stitch

Terrific work — as always — from Taylor Stitch. Summer-ready pattern and color make this shirt a winner.

You’d expect a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this Taylor Stitch number to be sold out by now, right? Wrong. There are plenty of sizes left in this well-made shirt in a pleasingly summer-friendly pattern and fabric.

Shinola + St. Pierre Horseshoe Set, $130
Shinola

A modern American brand meets a classic American brand for the best-looking yard game you’ve ever seen.

Thought Shinola only made stylish men’s watches? Think again. They’ve teamed up with the largest producer of horseshoes in the world for a custom-branded set that’ll liven up your next backyard BBQ.

Flint and Tinder Texas-Made Oxford, $89

Flint and Tinder

A soft, well-made and tailored Oxford shirt able to be worn through the summer months.

Because every guy needs a classic, stylish Oxford shirt, this particular Flint and Tinder shirt makes this round of The List. It’s nicely tailored, made with Portuguese cotton and available in a range of colors. What’s not to love?

Worn and Wound  Harris Tweed Watch Roll, $200

The ideal carrying method for your watch collection — or part of it, at least.

It’s a bit hot to be thinking about wearing Harris tweed as a layering piece — but as a handsome accessory for your favorite watch? Absolutely. With trimming crafted from Horween Chromexcel leather, it’s quite simply a stellar piece.

Myles Apparel Everyday Shorts, $49.98
Myles Apparel

A well-cut pair of shorts that merge a summer-friendly color and solid design.

The hits, they just keep comin’ — right? As far as summer style essentials go, it’s tough to pass up tailored shorts that  blend athletic material and tailored wearability. That is to say: Buy the Everyday Shorts, ASAP.

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Bespoke Post Shine Box, $45
Bespoke Post Shine Box

All the accessories needed to upgrade your summer eyewear.

I think we can more than agree that Bespoke Post does an admirable job curating stylish men’s goods. And the Shine Box, with handmade sunglasses and carrying accessories for just $45, is a stupendous value.
Hasami Gloss Blue Porcelain Mug — $27.50
Hasami

A stylishly designed mug for your morning (or afternoon) coffee.

We’re ending today on a non-menswear note (for once). Maybe it’s the clean design, maybe it’s the rich blue color — my favorite in the style world — or maybe it’s my love of coffee… either way, the Hasami Gloss Blue Porcelain Mug is on my list.
With that, we’ve come to the end of today’s post. Did you find any new, or investment-worthy, purchases? Leave your thoughts in the comments, or join me on Twitter to continue the discussion.
We’ll be back tomorrow for a very stylish #OOTD — see you then!
-Beau

Online Shopping Picks: The Top Shorts to Buy for Summer

Stylish shorts — simple enough, right? Wrong. The top shorts to buy for summer are a far cry from the athletic shorts many of us grew accustomed to through high school … and college … and hey, after college. Coming from a guy who loves  a pair of slim light wash denim (even in the summer), it’s still crucial to not let your casual style slip up — and well-fitting, well-made shorts in seasonally friendly fabrics are one way to stay in shipshape. After all, you can wear a pair of stylish men’s shorts with nearly any of your other favorite summer style essentials — from a classic Oxford to a patterned short-sleeve shirt. That goes for lightweight layering pieces, too — a tailored pair of shorts, cut to hit above the knee, can serve as a complement to a light wash trucker jacket, a rugged short-sleeve henley and essential summer sneakers. And if you’ve read my work over at Effortless Gent, you know that it can sometimes be tricky to find the perfect pair of shorts — that goes for both fit and style potential. Know that the below picks cover off on both key ares quite nicely. Heck, even a few of the picks you’ll see below — like the Myles Apparel Everyday Short   — can work on an outdoor hike or at a laidback BBQ.  To see how I’m wearing shorts this summer, join me on Instagram; if you think I left out any brands, let me know in the comments. Cheers!

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#1. Finisterre Coverack Shorts — $72.98

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The Coverack Shorts are a bit pricey — but all the more stylish and essential for it.

While it’s tough to list out just one pair of shorts in this top spot, it’s something we gotta do. And for my money, the quality, value and classic style of these Finisterre Coverack Shorts is pretty tough to top. From the easy-to-wear shade of khaki on the Coverack Shorts to laidback design touches like a garment-dyed finishing process, they should go with just about anything. Try ’em out with a light blue polo and sharp white sneakers (plus a tough dive watch) for go- anywhere weekend style.

#2. Myles Apparel Everyday Short — $58

A nicely tailored, mobile pair of shorts fit for the gym or a backyard BBQ.

We told you that our picks for stylish shorts would work at more casual summer functions as well as athletic pursuits — right? Right. The Myles Apparel Everyday Short    comes in a host of colors and features a tailored-yet-mobile fit more commonly found on athletic shorts. Yet, it eschews the gaudy logos you often see on athletic shorts — consider this gym gear for the grown man (or tall teenager). You can easily throw these on for a casual stroll through the park or your morning run — of course. And with all those color options, you might want more than one pair.

#3. Topo Designs Mountain Shorts — $69.98

Topo Designs

For the guy who values function and form, the Topo Designs Mountain Shorts are the pair to buy.

When it comes to shorts — or menswear in general — are you  more of a technically inclined guy? Just as likely to focus on the durability and fabric quality as the fit? In that case, the Topo Designs Mountain Shorts were made for you — to say the least. From the ripstop cotton construction to the top-stitched front pockets — that means more room for your everyday carry — to the selection of stylish colors (including an olive option), you need the Topo Designs Mountain Shorts in your life for your next hike or camping trip.

#4. Abercrombie and Fitch Flat Front Shorts — $28.80

Abercrombie and Fitch

Stretch chino shorts in a neat spring color — perfect for the season ahead.

It’s nearly a menswear fact — at least to your Style Guide editor — that you can’t go wrong with a pair of stretch cotton chino shorts in a 7-inch inseam. Why so specific? Well, the inseam length works for most guys — and the neat color and fabric? Those are perfect summer style moves. Try out these shorts with a slim-fit white polo and stylish, retro-inspired sunglasses — try it out on a first or second date for maximum effect, fellas.

 

 

 

#5. Iron and Resin Logan Shorts — $74.98 OR Pistol Lake French Terry Sweatshorts — $65

Iron and Resin Logan Shorts

Two options, both featuring a drawstring waistband and a modern fit.

Want the feel of your favorite, broken-in, easy-to-wear pair of shorts? Better yet, want that in a silhouette that’s much more polished than you might expect? That’s what you’re getting with the Iron and Resin Logan Shorts, a distinctly summer-friendly offering from a brand known for its rugged motorcycle gear. And the Pistol Lake French Terry Sweatshorts  are an old Style Guide favorite — remember this 2015 Style Pick of the Week feature? Of course you do. Wear those to the gym or to a beach bonfire — it’s as easy as that.

Honorable Mention: Cory Vines Path Shorts  — $37.98

Slick, stylish and effective gym shorts for under $40? Sign me up.

For the guy who appreciates reliable, affordable and hard-wearing performance shorts, look no further than the Cory Vines Path Shorts. These shorts blend lightweight mesh with neutral colorways, an excellent price and a fit that hits above the knee — another reliable option for gym shorts or heck, errand-running, beach-strolling, park-walking shorts. And hey, for under $40? That puts the Cory Vines Path Shorts just about on my list of the top shorts to buy for summer.

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Is your shopping cart filled up with stylish shorts for summer? Maybe more than one pair? Across the board, it’s perhaps easier than ever to get reliable shorts in a modern cut made from excellent fabric — take picks like the more tailored  Finisterre Coverack Shorts or the more casual Iron and Resin Logan Shorts. And when one considers the seamless blend of athletic functionality and style that something like the  Myles Apparel Everyday Short    brings to the table, it’s not as tricky as it once was to upgrade your game across the board. Throw in classic picks from the likes of Abercrombie and Fitch and Pistol Lake — plus the quietly good Cory Vines Path Shorts — and you’re set for any shorts-wearing situation you can dream up. If you’d like to offer up your thoughts on this list, join me on Twitter.

For now — happy shopping and stay stylish!

-Beau