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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The List: Here are the Best Gear Picks for A Mid-Summer Getaway — Guaranteed

The bold-yet-refined shirt you’ll be reaching for all summer long.

Do you ever spot something that just … screams summer? A piece that belongs on your list of summer style essentials, easily? Something like the Portuguese Flannel Vince Shirt as seen above, right? Exactly. That’s where we’ll kick things off today, in fact. We’re also highlighting the rest of the gear you’ll need for a summer getaway, be it a leisurely weekend at the lake, a beer-filled beach stay or an upstate camping trip (or all three in quick succession??). Think of something you’ll need for those trips, and it’s covered in today’s edition of The List. Hope y’all enjoy — now, get out there and explore this summer!

Portuguese Flannel Vince Shirt — $110

The easy, breezy summer shirt you’ll want to wear all season long.

The next time you want to switch things up from a polo shirt or a slub T-shirt, then a stylish camp collar shirt from Portuguese Flannel is absolutely the way to. This classic short-sleeve shirt is retro-inspired & refreshingly modern at the same time.

Taylor Stitch Camp Pants in Tuff Duck — $128

Dependable, rugged pants for summer adventures.

Be it pants to wear for your next breezy morning house project or pants to wear as you sip coffee beside a cool lake, you know Taylor Stitch has you covered. These Camp Pants in Tuff Duck are as good as it gets.

Rise Cold Brew Nitro Cold Brew Coffee — $34.99 (12-pack)

Your next weekend adventure just got a shot in the arm in the form of delicious coffee.

Let’s talk for a second about the crucial supplies to get you ready to hit the road — namely, some of the best coffee around. Rise Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew, available in a handy and absurdly delicious 12-pack that’ll hopefully last you a good while, makes nitro cold brew to rival the best around. You’ll have all the energy you need to pack up & hit the road.

Victory Sportswear Classic Runners — $220

Your new go-to sneakers, assuredly.

Let’s go from rugged chore pants to durable summer sneakers, shall we? These classic runner sneakers are primed to wear with everything from slim chino shorts to light wash jeans and a slub pocket tee — wear ’em for summer travel, too.

Mott and Bow Laight Jean in Medium Blue — $118

A classic pair of denim in a light weight.

There’s never a wrong time to wear slim dark blue denim from Mott and Bow — when you absolutely have to wear jeans in the summer (say, for a business casual meeting?), go with one of my favorite denim brands.

UNIMATIC U3-A Watch — $615

The durable watch you can wear nearly anywhere you please.

If you’re searching for the best everyday watch to pair with a whole slew of vacation-ready outfits, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better do-it-all watch than the UNIMATIC U3-A Watch. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Stetson Langston Hat — $119

This hat will keep the sun off your face — and it’ll do it in style.

OK, let’s go back to gear for a more rugged outdoor adventure, shall we? The hat you need for your next outdoor trip comes from Stetson — the Langston Hat, to be more specific.

Unmarked Toro Boots — $280

These are the right boots for … whatever you end up needing ’em for.

Let’s stick with the theme of rugged gear for an outdoor adventure, shall we? And you surely don’t need to be rancher to wear these rugged leather boots. The Unmarked Toro Boots should do just fine at your local pub (or your new favorite bar at your vacation getaway), in fact.

Wellen Easy Chinos — $88

Breezy chinos fit for a summer weekend.

Summer adventures aren’t all about running yourself into the ground — take it easy, man! You’re on vacation, and you’re wearing the Wellen Easy Chinos, some of the best men’s chinos you can get your hands on. They’re decidedly laidback thanks to the drawstring waist, and perfect to wear with a stylish hemp polo.

Schatzii Bullet 2.0 Wireless Headphones — $223.98

These are the wireless headphones you didn’t know you needed.

There’s no time quite like a summer getaway to realize you need a new pair of wireless headphones — might as well go for some of the best wireless headphones on the market, ehh? Schatzii gets it right.

Rhythm Vacation Stripe Short-Sleeve Shirt — $68

Another seriously laidback, relaxed camp collar shirt.

Another classic camp collar shirt here to keep your mind squarely in “tropical vacation getaway” mode — it’s at an affordable price, and it’s selling quickly.

Barebones Pulaski Axe — $142

This axe is tough as nails & ready for anything.

We told you that you needed to be prepared for your next outdoor adventure or cabin trip — the Barebones Pulaski Axe could be just what you need, however unexpected.

Mollusk Corduroy Shorts — $70

Just the right shorts for easygoing summer style.

There’s something refreshingly old-school and just plain cool about the Mollusk Corduroy Shorts — in fact, they could be the best shorts to wear on your next vacation (especially when paired up with a  classic camp collar shirt).

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Backpack — $185

Get geared up for your next off-trail excursion.

Just like that, we’re back to rugged outdoor gear picks — the Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Backpack fits the bill nicely, don’t you agree? Consider it among the best gear for an outdoor adventure.

 

Alright, are you starting to feel that itch to just … get out and go? Upstate, down South, out of the country … you can’t go wrong with any of these summer style essentials in my book. Do you have any opinion on which of these are your favorite? From classic runner sneakers to the Mollusk Corduroy Shorts, I’d say it’s a tough call. Feel free to let me know via Twitter. Thanks for reading, and happy summer!

 

 

 

 

#OOTD: A New and Improved Way to Wear Shorts This Summer

Do you ever find yourself struggling with how to wear shorts? As in, how to find the right cut, color & fabric, and then wear ’em in a way that’s unique to you … yet still friendly and fashionable (but not too fashionable) for a summer weekend? That’s what we’re here today to discuss, and we’ll start by digging into the stylish shorts from Flint and Tinder that are going to set you apart from the pack. Looking for slim, tailored shorts that hit above the knee is the first critical step, and then finding the right summer men’s style essentials — like a classic navy polo and a pair of the best men’s sneakers on the market right now. It’s not just about grabbing a great pair of shorts, then throwing on whatever is in reach. In fact, each of these picks are just a little more stylish and visually interesting than the gear you might be used to wearing with shorts, and that means you can take this #OOTD a heck of a lot of places. Which is to say: For a relaxing summer day at home or on the road, the Flint and Tinder Weekend Shorts are only the start of a stylish, fun day. BBQs, breweries, summer celebrations aplenty … this is how to wear shorts for all of those occasions.

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The very best way to wear shorts? Well, it’s certainly one way!

  • The Shorts: Flint and Tinder Weekend Shorts, $78 — These stylish shorts from Flint and Tinder live up to their name, easily. They’re laidback and ready for … the weekend.
  • The Polo: Relwen Stripe Slot Pique Polo, $98 — How can you not love Relwen’s take on the classic navy polo? This is a visually interesting change of pace as far as the best men’s polos go, and it pairs perfectly with new & improved shorts.
  • The Classic Sneakers: SeaVees Legend Chambray Sneakers, $88 — When the weather gets nice and breezy, you should turn toward some of the best men’s sneakers on the market, this time in a summer-friendly chambray.
  • The No-Show Socks: Proof 72-Hour Merino No-Show Socks, $29 — Let’s account for all the small details with these stylish no-show socks from Proof, shall we?
  • The Sunglasses: Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses, $135 — These are no run-of-the-mill sunglasses here, no sir. These are some of the best sunglasses you can reach for this season, blending modern style and old-school cool.
  • The Everyday Bag: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $289 — Be it a trip to the store or a trip to the park, this dependable everyday bag from WP Standard can hold all the gear you need — and then some.
  • The Wallet: Filson Bi-Fold Wallet, $135 — Whether you hit up your favorite BBQ joint or grab a scoop (or four) of ice cream, this Filson wallet is going to carry your cards and cash in style.
  • The Grooming Essential: Duke Cannon 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, $14 — Hey, summer is no time to let your grooming slip — use Duke Cannon essentials, like this great-smelling shampoo & conditioner, to take care of business.

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Before you head to your next BBQ or casual weekend brunch, are you feeling more acquainted with how to wear shorts? Namely, new & improved shorts from a favorite brand like Flint and Tinder? Starting with a foundational item as great as those shorts, what with their weekend-ready vibe (literally!) only sets you off on precisely the right foot. The right supporting cast also makes all the difference, which is why we’re recommending you wear a classic navy polo with just a bit of a twist — the same can be said for those SeaVees sneakers, assuredly some of the best men’s sneakers you can pick up at the moment. Of course, it’s critical that you pair up those sneakers with stylish no-show socks to keep your feet & your sneakers in great shape. And no matter where you go (the beach? a road trip?), a dependable everyday bag from WP Standard is one way to carry your everyday essentials while standing out from the pack. The little details, as ever, also matter — you won’t be leaving behind your Filson wallet anywhere, I can guarantee that. And if you choose to outfit yourself with some of the best sunglasses your money can buy, then your #OOTD gets all the more stylish and summer-ready. But really, things get off on an even better foot when you use a great-smelling shampoo & conditioner, then dress accordingly with stylish shorts. How do you plan to wear this #OOTD? Let me know on Twitter. Thanks for reading! 

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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Style Pick of the Week: Wellen Wind Shell

This is the lightweight, dependable jacket to carry you through breezy summer nights.

If you’ve kept up with the happenings here at The Style Guide in the way of summer style essentials, you’ll probably recognize Wellen — and if you’ve dug into this stylish and sustainable brand, perhaps you even recognize the Wellen Wind Shell. We’ve previously covered the Wellen Hemp Polo, and the Wellen Wind Shell delivers on that same blend of eco-conscious style. It’s one of the best men’s jackets for your money’s worth, and although it’s July, that’s no time to scoff at this handsome piece of outerwear (especially considering it’s Fourth of July weekend and all). For breezy summer nights, rainy day hikes or chilly nights around the bonfire, the Wellen Wind Shell is what it’s all about when it comes to a versatile, stylish piece of lightweight outerwear.
The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

So, the specs of this durable rain jacket? We’re talking a lightweight stretch fabric that moves with you (not against you), the kind of jacket that should be quite easy to throw on as you head out the door, and even easier to pack in your go-to weekender bag before you hit the road. It’s equally parts functional and fashionable, and that’s something I always support.

SHOP: The Wellen Wind Shell

A no-frills rain jacket that’s going to go anywhere you go this season.

Crucially, the Wellen Wind Shell is a water-resistant jacket to shed light rain and splashes — the perfect jacket to throw on if the weather takes a turn after a day at the beach or an evening BBQ. But this isn’t just a rain jacket — it’s also something of a handy travel jacket, made with YKK zippers for added durability and featuring bar tacks at stress points for an even more rugged design. Mesh lining also provides critical breathability, so this isn’t simply a rain jacket that’s suffocating. Seriously, the Wellen Wind Shell defies all expectations of what a lightweight summer jacket should be, and that’s not a bad thing to have in your wardrobe. Cinchable hems provide additional protection from the elements, too. And perhaps the best additional feature? The two distinct, versatile, easily wearable colorways — the Deep Sea color shown in this post might just be the prime option to buy, but you can’t go wrong with the dark black-blue Carbon Wind Shell. Either would pair nicely with the kind of casual summer style picks you’ve hopefully got on hand, from slim light wash denim and a classic Oxford shirt to a rugged short-sleeve henley and the perfect pair of summer shorts. Add in the Wellen Wind Shell, and you’re truly all set for whatever the season throws your way.

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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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#OOTD: Wear Your New Favorite Chinos This Way for Summer

The simple pleasures are really what summer is all about — like wearing a pair of the best men’s chinos to do, well, whatever it is you please. From preparing a lovely meal on your patio grill to spending long hours with friends and family on your back deck or on vacation, summer seems primed for those types of opportunities — especially if you wear the proper men’s style essentials as outlined in this #OOTD, including, again, some stylish men’s chinos from Flint and Tinder (more on why you need that exact pair in a second). The right pair of lightweight, stylish chinos can step things up a notch from shorts — no matter how stylish your shorts might be, it’s sometimes a nice gesture to shake things up a bit and go just a touch dressier. And for an easygoing summer evening, we’ll balance things out with a stylish short-sleeve shirt (leave the blazer at home), to go along with a classic NATO strap watch. The overall impact of this #OOTD is one that nods toward casual style and great times, without being too bold or over-the-top — the absolute perfect balance for summer, in my mind. No matter where your plans take you, that sounds agreeable to me. To see how I’m dressing for summer, head to my Instagram — and to get the full ensemble, read below!

A mix of easygoing refinement and summer style staples. Tequila not included.

Are you onboard with this #OOTD for a casual summer night? When you keep the focus on simple, classic men’s style essentials — I.E. stylish men’s chinos from Flint and Tinder — the rest of your ensemble can truly shine. And lightweight chinos are going to provide a perfect counterbalance in terms of style when paired up with a stylish short-sleeve shirt from Lisboa — see, you’re already all set for your next rooftop or backyard party. Throw in some summer-ready touches, like your new favorite casual watch and a pair of the rugged-yet-cool Yuketen Canoe Mocs, and you’re breezy and well-dressed (possibly the best-dressed guy at the entire affair??). Summer calls for on-point accessories across the board, including stylish sunglasses and a stylish suede belt  — it’s all about keeping things casual yet still sharp. Whether you host or spend the evening with friends, I’d also wager just about anyone can appreciate something like a make-your-own margarita glass set, ideally filled with a homemade recipe.  Last but not least, to tie things all together … put on a richly scented solid cologne from Duke Cannon to really drive home the easygoing-yet-stylish appeal of this #OOTD. That’s about everything you need for a great summer day or night, correct? Correct. Enjoy the season, folks!