See Now, Buy Now: Wear the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt All Summer — Starting Now

A classic, breezy short-sleeve shirt to amp up summer style.

If you need a breezy, casual, exceedingly stylish short-sleeve shirt, then you’re in luck today, my friends. The Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is the right shirt for the job — now, allow me to tell you exactly why.  Why pick a short-sleeve buttondown shirt over a breezy polo or a simple pocket tee? It’s simple. The right short-sleeve shirt *cough* the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt *cough* offers more polish than a T-shirt, and a  bit more versatility than the polo. For instance: You can pair up this handsome shirt with a navy cotton blazer, and no one will be any the wiser. But the list goes on, my friends. It starts with 100 percent organic cotton that’s turned into a breezy, lightweight weave — this isn’t a heavier denim shirt that you might wear in a cooler climate, to say the least. No sir, the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt is all about laidback summer style, and it’s particularly ready to pair up with easygoing style staples, like a pair of slim cotton shorts or classic tan chinos (white sneakers not included).

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The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

One of three versatile colorways in which you can snag this shirt.

But the list of positive attributes of the stylish short-sleeve shirt shown here goes on and on — this shirt in particular nails the tricky balancing act between casual and dressy. That is to say, you can wear it tucked in beneath your classic cotton blazer, or rock it untucked with rolled light wash denim and again, some iconic white slip-ons. It’s also as ready for proper vacation wear as it is for lounging around your local beach or pool — talk about an upgrade from a neon tank-top, ehh? And the real kicker when it comes to the Lisboa Emilio Short-Sleeve Shirt? You can pick it up for a shade under $100, and then have a bit left over to splurge on a fill-up of your craft beer growler. That’s the start to a perfect summer weekend, is it not?

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See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt Is Your Perfect Summer Layer

Your go-to layer when you need it the most.

From classsic summer slip-ons to a stylish tee for the season, we like to think (and by we, I mean … just me) that our See Now, Buy Now series does a pretty job of covering all your bases. And as with any season — especially one that includes the upcoming Fourth of July holiday — there are times where you’ve got to be prepared. Thus, for all those times when you need an overshirt on  a breezy summer night, there’s the Flint and Tinder Overshirt, an aptly named summer essential that’s one of the best men’s overshirts on the market as I type. And the great news is, you can pair the Flint and Tinder Overshirt with a host of summer style essentials — again, crucial with the Fourth of July right around the corner. Seriously, don’t sleep on this piece; like other gear from Flint and Tinder that we know and love, you’re getting only the best of the best. And in this case, that means expert fabrication (soft, made-in-the-States cotton), a range of versatile color options (from Textured Olive as seen up to top to Heather Blue Flannel as seen below), and a standout fit.

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

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One of three standout color options in this excellent cotton overshirt.

Seriously, you need a piece like the Flint and Tinder Overshirt in your closet if you still find yourself getting a bit chilly in your T-shirt around the bonfire — this is your new go-to. It’s made in the traditional overshirt style — so, two front button chest pockets for your everyday carry essentials — and in a fit that should layer with ease (although, size up if you want a roomier fit). I personally recommend wearing it over everything from a crisp white tee and stylish summer shorts to a rugged short-sleeve henley and slim black denim (throw in some suede chukka boots for good measure). The final message I’ll leave you with is this: The Flint and Tinder Overshirt toes the line between casual and rugged, and when the sun goes down at your next summer weekend outing, you’ll be glad you’ve got it handy.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Alvin Sneakers from Unmarked are the Perfect Sneakers to Wear to the Office

The sleek leather sneakers to wear to the office this summer.

There’s a right way to dress for the office, and there’s a wrong way — increasingly, dressing for the office can mean putting on something like a new pair of the best men’s sneakers (seriously). And in the case of today’s See Now, Buy Now entry, that means the Unmarked Alvin Sneakers are the way to go, a pleasingly minimal pair of sneakers to wear with a classic cotton blazer and slim light wash denim for a casual Friday. But why these stylish leather sneakers and not a standard canvas pair? Why this brand, too? I’ve got (at least) some of the answers, my friend. Namely, the richly crafted Unmarked Alvin Sneakers get all the details right, from the handmade construction (done in Mexico, home of some of the best footwear production around) to the slim profile. In fact, the design of the Unmarked Alvin Sneakers comes to us courtesy of vintage Italian military trainers — a perfect design cue for today’s menswear world.
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An office-ready pair of sneakers, no doubt about it.

And that vintage-inspired design is actually what makes the Unmarked Alvin Sneakers a pair of sneakers you can wear to the office — they’re classic and not ostentatious, perfect for wearing with a navy polo and slim tan chinos. In fact, that same versatility means you can utilize the sneakers on the weekend with olive chinos and your favorite T-shirt — that’s all you need to head out and grab a few brews with your buddies, really. The handsome Maple leather upper is durable and should age nicely over time, while the 360-degre stitched rubber outsole also provides comfort and durability. What’s not to love about the Unmarked Alvin Sneakers? Give ’em a spin and see for yourself.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans are the Coolest Black Jeans on the Market

The best black jeans on the market? You decide. Image courtesy of Mott and Bow.

Right off the bat, I’ll tell you this: If you read the blog, then you know that Mott and Bow makes some of the best men’s jeans on the market, period. That’s equally the case with the Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans, some of the best men’s black jeans you’re going to find — but why recommnend black jeans in the middle of the summer, Beau? Well, to be sure, they’re hotter than a pair of canvas shorts … but they’re no less essential. Perhaps you don’t consider yourself a “shorts guy,” but appreciate a pair of slim jeans for off-duty (or on-the-clock) style: Mott and Bow is your go-to there. Or maybe, just maybe, you want a pair of stylish black jeans to wear to a rock concert — the Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans are just the pair to wear all the time. Available for $128 via Mott and Bowwe’d say you should get your hands on a pair ASAP.

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These jeans are slim but not too tight, ideal for wearing during summer.

Unlike heavier pairs of stiff selvedge denim that take a long time to break in, the Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans are an exceedingly comfortable pair of denim right out of the box, featuring a 12.7oz. weight and 18 percent elasticity (the overall blend is 98 percent cotton, 2 percent elastane). That means the Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans are going to feel almost like wearing sweatpants in terms of comfort, yet with the substantial feel of your favorite pair of denim. Plus, we didn’t even mention the wash — these are faded to look like a four-month wash, just enough to give them some character without going over the top. In fact, stylish black jeans are often the way to go in a variety of situations, from being paired with an indigo denim jacket at Sunday brunch to being worn all on their own with a short-sleeve henley at an outdoor festival. For all those times and more, get the Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans as soon as humanly possible (so, right now!).

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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.

See Now, Buy Now: The Wellen Hemp Polo Is the Best Polo for Summer

A breathable, sustainable, stylish polo to wear all summer long.

It’s pretty simple, in my mind: Wellen, the new in-house brand from our friends at Huckberry that’s focused on both sustainability and style, is making the best new polo for summer, and that’s a fact. That’s certainly high praise, but as one would expect from the fine folks at Huckberry, it’s praise that can easily be backed up by the Wellen Hemp Polo. It all starts with the use of both hemp and organic cotton, creating a unique fabric blend that’s breathable and yet not flimsy — that’s critical if you’re looking for versatility in your summer polo (I.E. The type of polo that can be worn on its own or underneath a classic cotton blazer or a rugged denim trucker jacket). The variety of colors shown here is also an asset — take your pick among options like Washed Navy (seen below) or a very James Bond-esque Black.

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The Wellen Hemp Polo can even be dressed up, if you please — try it with tan chinos and leather loafers at the office, or wear it in a more laidback fashion with durable field shorts and white vintage-inspired trainers. It’s kind of like an upgraded take on your favorite T-shirt in terms of style and versatility, as it were.

A personal favorite option in terms of color and style.

Yes indeed, the Wellen Hemp Polo is among the best men’s polos you can pick up, particularly if you’re concerned with treating the environment with as much care as you approach your wardrobe (both should be priorities!). So, the fabric is a bonus and the fit is easygoing-yet-versatile — what’s not to love, right? Wellen is a brand that’s easy to love across the board, all thanks to a combination of organic, recycled and also Bluesign-certified fabrics, plus production focused on sustainable and ethical factories (that goes for the brand’s denim as well as pieces like the Wellen Stretch Chore Coat). Those are huge bonuses in my mind — and again, don’t forget that the Wellen Hemp Polo assuredly reigns supreme among other polos on its own merits, fabric and sustainability aside. So, are you going to add the Wellen Hemp Polo to your wardrobe this summer? There’s no time to waste.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Danner Caprine Boots are the Boots You Need for Your Next Summer Adventure

The dependable and durable boots to wear all summer — yes, even in the summer.

Although summer might at first call to mind sandy beaches and lazy days on the lake, it can also be a time of adventure — music festivals, craft beer tastings, whiskey distillery tours … and plenty of stylish exploration on foot. And that, my friends, is where the Danner Caprine Boots come into play, merging comfort and quality with dependability. They’re some of the best men’s boots you can buy this summer — and they make a strong case for the fact that you needn’t shelve your favorite pair of boots just ‘cuz the weather warms up.

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We’ve long been a fan of Danner boots here on the blog, namely for the Pacific Northwest brand’s take on heritage and quality — all done up in modern ways, too. In the case of the Danner Caprine Boots, it starts with unique nubuck leather blended with an abrasion-resistant textile upper, the sort of lightweight combination that’s going to take on breezy summer days and nights, leaf-strewn trails and muddy music festivals with ease.

The unique color schemes of the Danner Caprine Boots make them a style winner.

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These are a pair of rugged leather boots that are actually easy to wear, without any clunky silhouette in sight. That’s due in part to the sleek-yet-functional design, capped off with a sole tread based on the hooves of mountain goats — yes, you read that right. There’s really no pair on the market quite like the Danner Caprine Boots, right down to the fact that the footbed is made of an open-cell polyurethane material. That means it’s both recycled and also super breathable, all the better to keep you cool at a craft beer festival or an outdoor concert for hours on end.

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You’re also getting the versatility only Danner can provide — pair up the Danner Caprine Boots with a stylish slub tee and light wash jeans, or pair them up with slim tan chinos, a white Oxford shirt and an indigo denim jacket for a full weekend day on the go (from brunch to the farmer’s market to a brewery). And at that aforementioned music festival? They’ll work with black denim and a rugged short-sleeve henley from the time the gates open to when the sun goes down.  In short, the Danner Caprine Boots can really do it all when it comes to summer adventures — but you likely already knew that, right?

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