See Now, Buy Now: This Packable Jacket from Faherty Brand Is Perfect for Late Summer

Your new favorite jacket for the end of summer (and into early fall) — guaranteed.

It’s official — we’re slowly but surely getting through the dog days of summer and ever closer to *gulp* Labor Day weekend. How about that? Even as Labor Day approaches, you still need summer style essentials, and to be sure, you need one of the best men’s jackets on your back, perhaps now more than ever. That’s because breezy late summer weather doesn’t slow down, and thus, I give you the Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket. It’s quite simply got plenty going for it, making it one of the best casual jackets for men on the market at the moment. But as with Faherty Brand, there really is so much more than meets the eye.

You very well might recognize the brand from past posts on this site — they make a stylish summer poncho and some of the best men’s flannel shirts, too — and their commitment to casually cool-yet-rugged styles never wavers. This classic packable jacket is the epitome of what the brand does best, made to fit right into your rugged weekender bag for one final beach getaway — and featuring nylon construction to battle sea beezes and rain, too.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

The right details make for the best casual jacket for the summer months, folks.

Make no mistake, a stylish casual jacket is a must-have in your rotation of the best summer gear, even if it’s sunny and warm during the day. Back patio beers and bonfires await, and the best summer jacket is just what you need — it’s easy to throw on over your favorite T-shirt or a rugged denim shirt, complemented by breezy rolled chinos or hybrid swim shorts. Heck, this Faherty Brand jacket could even work well into early fall, if layered up properly with one of the best crewneck sweatshirts and your favorite pair of blue jeans. Whaddya say? The bold retro stripe on the front of this jacket is eyecatching and yet subtly stylish — kind of like a cool, old lifeguard jacket. Isn’t that what you want at the beach and on the boardwalk this summer? No matter where you’re headed the rest of August and into fall, Faherty Brand has you covered.

SHOP: The Faherty Brand Surf Stripe Packable Jacket

The List: These Are All the Best Style and Gear Picks to Buy This Week

Try out your new favorite tee ASAP from Huckberry to keep the end of summer rolling.

As I always say, it seems time is flying by these days — mid-August, seriously? Must be time to keep stocking up on all the best new men’s gear, ehh? And what a time it is. We’re looking toward early fall, but for fighting the heat right now, you need what’s below today. We’re talking about one of the best men’s T-shirts (as shown above), plus a classic Oxford shirt, the best medium wash jeans and the best men’s shorts — among many others. Add to your wardobe ASAP. (And another note: If you like what you see, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!).

Forty Five Slub Curved Hem Tee — $32

Available in a range of colors, this is the coolest T-shirt for guys (like yourself!) right now.

Have we featured Forty Five T-shirts — some of the best men’s T-shirts around — from Huckberry before on the blog? Yes. Will this be the last time we call out one of the best T-shirts for men? No sir. This time, Huckberry has delivered a stylish slub T-shirt with a neat curved hem, and in a range of colors. Get one now: They sell fast, and they’re sure to become your new favorite T-shirt.
Buck Mason Draped Twill One-Pocket Shirt — $105
Buck Mason - Natural Draped Twill One Pocket Shirt

A breezy, stylish men’s shirt to wear right now — and any time of year.

Let’s keep things casual and cool, shall we? When you want a classic men’s shirt to wear casually, all on its own — or layered atop your new favorite T-shirt — you want this Buck Mason shirt. Start wearing it now, then keep wearing it into fall and winter.
Taylor Stitch Après Pants in Coal Double Cloth — $118
The Après Pant in Coal Double Cloth | Taylor Stitch…

Easy-going, breezy, cool-as-can-be … that’s what you get with these Taylor Stitch pants.

The best pairing with said Buck Mason shirt? That’s easy. Get these stylish casual pants from Taylor Stitch, featuring tailoring akin to the best chinos in your wardrobe, yet the fit and feel of … the best sweatpants in your wardrobe, with lightweight summer fabric to match.
Todd Snyder Cotton-Linen Surplus Shorts — $98

Casually cool, rugged men’s shorts from Todd Snyder.

We’re going to keep it casual and laidback here with these stylish shorts for summer from Todd Snyder. Available in a range of colors, the lightweight fabric makes these perfect for that summer heat wave — only the best men’s shorts will do in that case.

Huckberry Merino Wool Face Mask (Two-Pack) — $28 

Can’t go wrong with stylish face masks from Huckberry.

That’s right, the good folks at Huckberry are now making some of the best face masks out there. These have been a very hot seller, so hop on it if you want one of the best face masks for men (and really, anyone!) — they’re made from Huckberry’s excellent merino wool.

Mott and Bow Slim Bleecker Jeans — $96

Are these the best everyday jeans for men? Quite possibly. Try ’em and find out.

These are the best jeans to get in your closet now — a pair of medium wash jeans that work day in and day out, and with darn near anything. Kind of like the Mott and Bow Bleecker Jeans, right? Exactly.
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch — $79
MWC Classic Retro Military Watch - Cool Material

Nothing less than one of the coolest men’s watches to buy right now.

Add this rugged military watch to your list of summer adventure gear, and do so in a hurry. It’s an affordable everyday watch to stand up to the toughest of tasks while looking stylish as heck.
James Knives The County Knife — $150
The County Knife Walnut + Stainless - Cool Material

A cool pocket knife to add to your everyday carry ASAP.

Every guy needs a reliable pocket knife. Better yet, every guy needs a stylish knife like The County Knife from James Knives. Handsomely crafted, expertly made, and the best knife for your next summer adventure, in my humble opinion.
Beckett Simonon Geller Trainers — $149

Functional, stylish sneakers for men — what could be better?

What better way to embrace the rest of summer than with some of the coolest men’s sneakers around? These Beckett Simonon sneakers are as well-made as the brand’s stylish dress shoes, featuring water-repellent suede and some seriously cool color combinations.
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Polo — $58

Possibly the best polo for men, and at a steal of a price.

When you want to stay cool in the heat (preferably while wearing Beckett Simonon sneakers!), get one of the best polos for men from a brand you trust — that’d be Flint and Tinder, and this lightweight polo is as good as it gets.
Swag Brewery “Probably Beer” Mug — $13
Swag Brewery Probably Beer Mug

A seriously cool, fun way to enjoy your … coffee

Is this the coolest mug for your beeror your coffee? Heck, it very well could be. It certainly looks like the best way to drink beer — or again, coffee! — on your patio or out at your bonfire these days. right? Snag it now via Cool Material.
Proof Rover Pants — $98

Durable, dependable, stylish men’s pants that won’t miss a beat.

We talk a great deal about the Proof Rover Pants on the blog — they’re some of my new favorite pants, what with their rugged, performance-minded fabric and the styling potential of the best jeans, too. They’re going to be your new everyday pants, easily.
Bespoke Post Amp Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post
Amp | Bespoke Post

An incredibly cool way to listen to your favorite music.

Add some style to your home audio set-up (or your on-the-go audio set-up) with the Bespoke Post Amp Box, one of the coolest-looking Bluetooth speakers your author has seen. It’s just $45 when you sign up for the monthly subscription box program from Bespoke Post.

Pendulux Altimeter Table Clock — $99.95
Altimeter Table Clock - Cool Material

You haven’t seen a clock like this before … have you?

A retro-inspired table clock is, quite simply, perhaps the coolest way to tell time that I’ve found. How you can go wrong with a vintage clock inspired by WWII fighter jets, right?
GREATS Brand Royale Blanco Gum Sneakers — $179 
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Classic, everyday sneakers from one of the best sneaker brands around.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you’ll know that I’m a fan of GREATS Brand, purveyors of some of the best affordable men’s sneakers. For the price tag, you’re getting some high-end sneakers made with premium materials in the GREATS Royale, folks. Plus, you can get 25 percent off with the code SUNNYDAYS
Frank And Oak Stanley Good Cotton Shirt — $59.50 

A lightweight cotton shirt to wear with darn near anything.

Looking great in the heat has never been easier when you consider this stylish short-sleeve shirt from Canada’s Frank And Oak. Right now, you can also sign up for the Frank And Oak Style Plan — a cool monthly subscription box from our friends to the North — and get up to 20 percent off with free shipping & returns.

Billykirk No. 398 Bifold Wallet — $115

One of the best leather wallets to store your everyday essentials.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s probably high time you upgraded your leather wallet. Turn towards the best everyday carry gear from New Jersey-based Billykirk. This stylish leather wallet certainly fits the bill (pun intended).
Grayers Acme High Twist Polo — $72

Another day, another stylish polo for summer.

Head over to the Grayers New Arrivals section to check out a stylish cotton polo you can wear now, and then keep wearing into September with your favorite denim jacket. This vintage-inspired polo features a “self collar” (no buttons) for breezy, exceptional summer style.
Marine Layer Long-Sleeve Selvage Buttondown Shirt — $98

An easy-going, tough-yet-versatile men’s shirt to wear the rest of summer and into fall.

Marine Layer has succeeded in making one of the coolest new shirts to buy right now. It helps that this rugged buttondown shirt is made out of tough selvage fabric, making it the kind of stylish men’s shirt you can wear open atop your your new favorite T-shirt right now, and then layered underneath a rugged cardigan come fall and winter.
Cutwater Spirits Rum Mint Mojito — Price Varies
Cutwater Rum Mint Mojito 4-Pack
When you want a refreshing cocktail in a can, you want Cutwater Spirits — the Rum Mint Mojito is as cool, refreshing and flavorful as you could ask for this season. Thanks to the brand for letting me try out some for summer social distancing!
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots — $368
FRYE Conway Chelsea Boots

Stylish leather Chelsea boots that totally deliver for fall and winter (and right now).

Consider this another subtle reminder that although it’s August right now, fall is on the way. These stylish Chelsea boots for men from FRYE take the cake in terms of sleek boots you can wear starting now, and then into the cooler climes of the season ahead.
Filson Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt — $125

One of the toughest men’s shirts on the market.

Speaking of the best men’s essentials you can wear now, and then on into fall, the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt fits right in. Layer it atop a Filson T-shirt or wear it all on its own through August, then pair it with a Filson waxed jacket when it starts to get chilly.

Alright, my friends. Do you have favorite of the above picks? As I always say, it’s mighty tough to narrow it down when it comes to the best gear for men. For me, I’m all about the rugged versatility of the Marine Layer Selvage Buttondown shown above, perhaps when worn with the the Proof Rover Pants  or the best men’s shorts from designer Todd Snyder. Don’t forget, though — you’d do very well indeed to stock up on the essentials, like Huckberry Face Masks and the best everyday carry gear from Billykirk. Don’t sleep on the necessity of picking up the best affordable men’s sneakers, either. As I say, The List has something for everyone. Let me know your take over on Twitter.

The Thursday Buy: These Freenote Cloth Chinos Could Be the Best Pants for Summer

Slim Fit Workers Chino – American Trench

The coolest chinos to buy right now, then wear through summer into fall and winter.

Proclaiming something the “best of the best” is a lofty bar to clear — as in, calling the Freenote Cloth Slim Fit Workers Chinos the best pants for summer might seem like a bit much, but they live up to that billing. As sold by the good folks at American Trench, I hope to tell you all about why they work so well in today’s new edition of The Thursday Buy. As a reminder, The Thursday Buy focuses on one must-have menswear pick, like the best men’s chinos. These certainly fit the bill. American Trench is a brand we’ve loved for a long time here on the blog, all owing to the fact that they make some of the best gear for men across the board (especially American Trench socks). It gets better, though: They also stock and sell plenty of stellar partner brands, like Freenote Cloth. In this case, American Trench and Freenote Cloth have come through again with these rugged men’s chinos, which feature a 10oz. Japanese Oxford canvas twill fabric for wearability starting right now (with your favorite T-shirt and high-top sneakers) and into fall and winter with a rugged denim shirt and one of the best men’s sweaters).

They’re built with a vintage wash, that classic workman-like cut (note the slanted front pockets to store your everyday carry), and Red Wing leather branding. Taken in total, yes, they could certainly be some of the best pants for men — for summer and beyond.

SHOP: The Freenote Cloth Slim Fit Workers Chinos from American Trench

#OOTD: How to Dress for Your Next Summer Adventure

Well, here we are with another #OOTD covering how to dress in style for summer. From knowing how to wear white leather sneakers to how to wear chukka boots in the summer heat, stylish guys like yourself need to know how to deal with many a summer style situation. Let’s go off-trail — or at least, further away from home — for a second. If you love the great outdoors or a casual hike, or even an upstate cabin retreat, it pays off to know how to dress in rugged style, does it not? We’re here today with plenty of summer style essentials via a more unique ensemble to help you gear up for the season accordingly, even if that only entails sitting outside around the fire, and we’ll start with one of the best shirt jackets for men. Remember, style counts in plenty of different situations, even if it might seem not seem like it. That goes for spending time outdoors this summer — the day of athletic shorts and an athletic logo tee should be in your rearview mirror, hence the stylish overshirt you’ll see below from Freemans Sporting Club (among other choices). So, we’ll talk about one of the best shirt jackets out there right now — it’s a lightweight overshirt that goes the distance — plus some of the best men’s pants for summer, a pair uniquely suited to the rigors of the great outdoors and back home, and we’ll be lacing up a pair of the best men’s hiking boots, too. Are you ready to get out there, my friends? If you like this look, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

Stylish, rugged outdoor gear for a summer adventure – -easy as that.

Looking at the #OOTD above, are you feeling more ready for your next outdoor adventure? Whatever the case may be, prepping accordingly and dressing in rugged style can only help further the experience, my friends. That’s why the best men’s gear is so crucial — take the rugged camp shirt from Freemans Sporting Club as shown above. It’s going to be the ideal layer to wear atop your new favorite T-shirt on a long day hike or for a chilly summer evening (or both!). Of course, rugged outdoor boots are going to be a summer style essential, too — make sure you’re lacing up the right pair (*ahem* the Danner Pub Garden Boots are the correct answer). Proper accessories make all the difference when it comes to gearing up for the great outdoors, so throw on one of the best men’s watches and see how far that investment takes you — luckily, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf more than passes muster. Even the little details make the difference, so a pair of the best men’s socks, particularly a pair from Darn Tough, is going to serve your feet very well indeed. You’ll also be stepping out properly thanks to one of the best outdoor bags, the type of daily carry that haul all your everyday essentials (and then some). And for when you and your pals get thirsty? Rest easy knowing you’ve brought along one of the best coolers from OtterBox. But lest we forget: It all starts with your new favorite overshirt and builds from there. As always, get in touch with me on Twitter to let me know your thoughts on this look.

The Thursday Buy: Freemans Sporting Club Makes the Best Chore Jacket for Cool Summer Nights

The rugged, classic chore jacket to buy for summer — and wear into fall.

Editor’s note: Consider The Thursday Buy a quick jumpstart to your day.  One product, for a great deal, to get ready for the weekend.

Folks, it’s time for our second edition of The Thursday Buy. Consider it one menswear essential to get in your shopping cart this instant. As we roll through July, you probably think your men’s style essentials are covered, right? Mostly? Not quite. Cool summer mornings and nights call for the best summer outerwear, and sometimes, a light windbreaker won’t do. Particularly if you’re near the water or out on the trail, a tough chore coat is the move. Thus, you should be prepared to snap up one of the best chore jackets for all those times and more, courtesy of New York City’s Freemans Sporting Club. A durable chore jacket works over your favorite T-shirt or rugged chambray shirt & it pairs quite nicely with expertly faded denim or slim chinos — or some of the best men’s shorts. This Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket is made in New York from tough duck canvas and organic cotton, too. That construction means it works with high-top sneakers, with suede chukka boots, with rugged leather hiking boots … it’s as essential as it gets, no matter what you dream up. And that’s why it’s today’s Thursday Buy, my friends.

SHOP: The Freemans Sporting Club Chore Jacket

The List: Add These Men’s Style Essentials for Summer to Your Wardrobe Now

Looking toward the rest of summer with these rugged utility pants.

Right, then. Can you believe it’s nearly the end of July? I certainly can’t — but that’s not going to stop me from recommending that you stock up on the best summer style essentials to carry us through the home stretch of the season. The best new men’s gear will run the gamut in today’s post, from tough utility pants (via Flint and Tinder) to the coolest summer shirt (from Buck Mason!) to a must-have everyday carry essential (from Billykirk, naturally). So, if you want to shake up your wardrobe for some social distancing and summer adventures, keep on reading. To get in touch on any of these picks, find me on Twitter.

Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants — $128

Tough, durable, work, hiking and adventure pants for summer.

We’ve talked plenty in past editions of The List about Flint and Tinder‘s rugged men’s gear, but what makes this entry different? Namely, these tough utility pants are a step up — think of them more like tailored cargo pants (yes, cargo pants!), made from a breathable cotton-spandex blend with military-inspired side pockets. They’re some of the most rugged pants for summer adventures & yard (and anything else!), and you’d do well to snag a pair right now.

Buck Mason Chambray Short-Sleeve Shirt — $95

An incredibly cool short-sleeve shirt for summer.

Summer calls for a stylish short-sleeve shirt, the kind that’s breezy, cool, casual & versatile. Well, Buck Mason yet again delivers one of the best short-sleeve shirts out there. Wear it with your Flint and Tinder Tailored Stretch Utility Pants, folks.

Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat in Olive — $398

One of the toughest, best men’s chore coats on the market — from Todd Snyder, of course.

There are going to be plenty of times ahead where you need a rugged chore coat — preferably one of the best chore coats for men, at that. Throw this on during a camping trip, at a bonfire or heading out to grab to-go beers — Todd Snyder has you covered, as always.

Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 24-Month Wash — $188

A classic denim jacket that you’ll wear the rest of summer.

Another stylish summer jacket comin’ at ya — once more, I’m recommending the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket (see a past pick here). To me, this light wash denim jacket is a stone-cold summer classic & one of the best denim jackets around.

Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Prevention Face Mask (5-Pack) — $20

Very likely one of the best face masks out there for the price and quality.

Yes, another pick from Buck Mason — this one is all the more critical, though. This is a surprisingly stylish face mask, and it helps that one of your favorite menswear brands is making it. You can also get a 250-pack of face masks from the good folks at Buck Mason, if needed.

Wellen Hemp Polo — $58

A breezy, stylish polo for summer, made to be worn as often as possible.

The time is still upon us to wear one of the best men’s polos — ASAP. The good folks at Wellen make some of the most sustainable menswear on the planet, and the Wellen Hemp Polo (a favorite of the blog!) is  no exception. Wear this, perhaps the best polo for summer, with your favorite chinos and stylish leather loafers.

Freemans Sporting Club Denim Western Shirt — $250

The coolest denim shirt for guys right now? For yourself? Very likely.

You’ve read about Freemans Sporting Club this summer on the blog, so let’s dive into what makes this brand so great. Here, they’re offering up their take on the best denim shirt here, one that’s so iconic and classic, you’ll want to wear it every day. It’s an investment-level denim shirt, but one that’ll easily pay off.
Cantonment Kerchief + Woggle Set — $40

Use this kerchief as a face covering or a go-anywhere essential.

Isn’t it amazing what versatility a stylish kerchief can bring to your everyday carry? Perhaps you haven’t considered this workshop-friendly, adventure-minded accessory as being critical to your day, but I’d wager that’ll change once you check out what Cantonment is doing. Cantonment offers three styles of kerchief, made from soft cotton. The cloth pairs up with the proprietary Woggle-Toggle™ system to act as a handy additional touch — use the kerchief as a face covering by utilizing the Woggle, or keep an extra kerchief at your belt. Plus, they just look darn cool. too.

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Classic summer sneakers in a cool, retro-inspired silhouette.

Hey now, the time is still right to pick up some of the best men’s sneakers for summer — and the CLAE Malone Sneakers, with their court-inspired style, are simply perfect. Pair ’em up with your new favorite shorts.

Howler Brothers Cornerstone Corduroy Shorts — $69

Cool, retro-inspired summer shorts from Howler Brothers.

What are you going to wear with your CLAE Malone Sneakers? As just mentioned, you’re going to be wearing some of the best men’s shorts — you’ve got to love these retro corduroy shorts from Howler Brothers, right?

Billykirk No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel in Olive — $260

One of the toughest duffel bags on the market.

When you need one of the best duffel bags for a summer getaway, you need to turn to the good folks at New Jersey-based Billykirk. They’ve been making the best everyday carry gear for decades, and the handsome No. 513 Standard Issue Duffel is no exception.

HELM Boots Muller Brown Leather Boots — $385

Some of the most rugged men’s boots for a summer getaway (or any time of year). 

Quick, what’s another piece of rugged men’s gear you need for a weekend getaway? That’s easy — some of the best leather boots for men, from Austin-based HELM Boots. Wear these with your favorite denim.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch — $1,395

An unstoppable, investment-worthy watch from Huckberry.

Let’s pivot for a second to talk about Zodiac Watches, and why exactly you need to invest in the remarkable Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch. To put it simply: It’s a great-looking everyday watch, it can go absolutely anywhere (even the depths of the ocean), and it’s one of the best men’s watches out there, period. On the same page? Good.

GREATS Wooster Suede in Light Grey — $149

The best slip-on sneakers for men out there? You be the judge of that.

The famed GREATS Wooster, some of the best slip-on sneakers for men, has made a triumphant return to the brand (in fact, I published a GREATS Wooster review way back in the day!). These are stylish slip-on sneakers that won’t break the bank.

Material The Fundamentals Kitchen Set — $175

Some of the best tools for your kitchen to shop right now.

Let’s turn our attention toward the kitchen tools you’re using every day (and likely a lot more during quarantine!). Have you found one of the best kitchen tool sets yet? If not, get the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set, featuring all the best kitchen equipment to whip up tasty meals. Head to over to the Huckberry Pantry and Provisions page to stock up, too.

High Brew Coffee Black and Bold Cold Brew — $10

Bold, coffee-forward cold brew in a can? Sign me up.

Hey, shopping for all the best men’s gear is enough to make anyone search for some of the best cold brew, is it not? With the spirit of convenience and quality in mind, High Brew Coffee makes some of the best-tasting canned cold brew I’ve tried, with a range of flavors — including the excellent Black & Bold (dairy-free and just 10 calories!). Thanks to the brand for sending, as I’ve been testing out to fuel the blog (like right now!).
If you can believe it, that’s going to wrap up today’s guide to the best men’s gear. What are you adding to your wish list? Will you be focused on the home front and picking up the Material Fundamentals Kitchen Set or focused on investing in the very best with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Watch? What about snapping up, say, a Freemans Sporting Club denim shirt or the the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket? There are plentiful choices for the stylish guy these days — my favorite out of all the above picks could be the Todd Snyder Japanese Knit Chore Coat, though. To chime in, comment below or head over to Twitter. Thanks for reading!

 

The List: A New Watch and New Sneakers Are Some of The 20 Best Summer Style Essentials

An ideal short-sleeve shirt for summer adventures, guaranteed.

It’s a new week, and to get things started off in style, how about we chat about some summer style essentials via a new edition of The List, ehh? Alright, sounds like a plan. By now, perhaps you feel you’ve been dressing in style for summer for a while now — too long, in fact. That’s what today’s men’s gear picks are here to fix — in fact, I put together 20 of the best gear picks for summer to buy now, including stylish sneakers for summer and plenty more. Consider these pieces a mini-wardrobe refresh to help you power through these dog days ahead, starting with (you guessed it), the perfect short-sleeve shirt for summer. Adventure awaits — let’s get right to it.

Wellen Eddy Shirt — $88

This adventure-minded shirt is also available in a cool Plaid pattern.

The best men’s short-sleeve shirts have a few things in common, including an easygoing wearability. The Wellen Eddy Shirt, made from recycled polyester and organic cotton, also features a water-resistant hidden rear welt pocket perfectly sized to hold, well … a can of beer. Talk about an adventure-ready shirt.

Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch — $179

Durable, classic and modern from Timex and Todd Snyder.

See, I told you we’d be talking about a new watch for summer. Heck, what else goes perfectly with your new favorite short-sleeve shirt? An iconic (and fast-selling) Timex x Todd Snyder watch is the answer here, specifically, the standout Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch. Talk about a watch that’s perfect for summer.

Taylor Stitch Adventure Shorts — $88

Rugged, go-anywhere shorts to wear the rest of summer.

In this ongoing spirit of adventure for today’s post about the best new men’s gear, why not get some suitably named, stylish summer shorts from Taylor Stitch? The DWR finish means these can go just about anywhere (especially when worn with a Taylor Stitch polo).

Frank And Oak Skipper Sneakers — $129

Stylish, sustainable sneakers from one of your favorite brands.

Here are those stylish new sneakers I mentioned. To say the very least, I go way back with the folks at Frank And Oak here on the blog (seriously, check out this throwback Frank And Oak review!). All that being said, we’ve both grown a lot in time, and now, Frank And Oak is making some of the most sustainable sneakers for men out there. They could just be your new favorite summer sneakers, too.

Buck Mason Slub Knit Bandana 2-Pack — $28

The coolest face covering out there? Quite possibly.

There’s no getting away from needing a stylish face covering for a long while ahead — might as well go with a seriously cool Buck Mason bandana in a slub knit fabric, like a “T-shirt for your face.” I’ve been testing these out from the brand recently, and I can report that they’re very, very cool.

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses via GlassesUSA.com$154

Classic sunglasses for utterly classic style.

The benefits of buying stylish sunglasses from GlassesUSA.com? Nearly too many to count, starting with the 365-day warranty and 100 percent money back guarantee. Oh, and the fact that you can pick up classic sunglasses like the iconic Ray-Ban aviators alongside stylish prescription glasses? Things just keep getting better and better. Add in the fact that you can customize your sunglasses with prescription lenses … that’s just icing on the cake.
Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans in Khaki — $118

Slim jeans in a summer-ready fabric.

The good folks at Mott and Bow just know how to make some of the best men’s jeans — they’re a longtime favorite of the blog for that very reason. And the Mott and Bow Slim Mercer Jeans, with a lightweight construction and a summer-friendly color, are ideal for the season.

Flint and Tinder Light Wash Denim Jacket — $178

The absolute coolest denim jacket to buy right now.

Is it any wonder that Flint and Tinder makes, quite simply, one of the best denim jackets out there? The light wash and easy-to-layer weight make this perfect to throw on atop, say, your Wellen Eddy Shirt.

YETI LoadOut Go Box 30 — $250

A rugged color made for all your summer excursions.

Hey, who can resist the call of the wild for a little outdoor adventure this season? Get off the beaten path with the best camping gear, and specifically, one of the toughest coolers on the market via YETI. It gets the job done.

Sonic Editions “Connery in Goldfinger” Print — $349

Add a piece of history to your wall, ASAP.

We’ve talked in the past about some of the coolest prints for your home, and as luck would have it, they’re being made by Sonic Editions and sold by my friends at Huckberry. Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” gets the iconic and truly excellent treatment in this gallery-quality print. Perfect for your den or office.

Billykirk No. 495 Camera Strap — $115

Quite possibly the coolest way to carry your camera this summer.

What better way to document your adventures this summer than on camera — and assisted by a seriously stylish camera strap from Billykirk, no less? The No. 495 Camera Strap is as well-made as it gets.

Nisolo Travel Derby in Brandy Leather — $130

The best shoes for summer? You be the judge of that.

You’ve assuredly read about these stylish summer shoes previously on the blog, but get a load of this — they’ve updated the Nisolo Travel Derby in stylish, handsome leather, making them some of the coolest shoes for summer (no doubt). Wear them with your Mott and Bow denim, for starters.

Peg & Awl Expedition Stool — $240

The rugged leather stool to upgrade your campire or den.

Hey now, let’s close out this post with an essential piece of stylish summer furniture. Namely, the Peg & Awl Expedition Stool is incredibly well-made — it features vegetable-tanned leather and sustainably sourced oak — and perfectly sized to fit in your den, your office or out around the bonfire.

Richer Poorer Pullover Hoodie — $78

An ideal casual hoodie for summer nights from Richer Poorer and Bespoke Post.

Let’s say you’re taking the Nisolo Travel Derby for a spin on a casual summer night (perhaps at a bonfire) … in that case, you need one of the best hooded sweatshirts for the season, and this easygoing option from Richer Poorer is as solid a bet as any.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid — $180

Perfect hiking boots for plenty of off-road summer excursions.

Let’s shift away from lightweight summer footwear for a second, shall we? Your adventures off-trail call for some of the best men’s hiking boots, yet it’s also handy if those hiking boots look darn good while they’re helping you through rugged terrain. The Danner Trail 2650 Mid checks all the right boxes there, folks.

Grayers Horizon Summer Twill Short-Sleeve Shirt — $88

The perfect short-sleeve shirt to wear on casual summer days.

Sometimes, you just need a straightforward, stylish short-sleeve shirt. Made from a lightweight cotton twill in a breezy summer color, this classic summer shirt from Grayers is perfect to wear with, for example, slim tan chinos and white sneakers. Simple as that (and available for a nice price).
Roka Halsey Sunglasses — $145

Cool-as-can-be sunglasses to wear all summer long.

Alright, so you’ve got your stylish short-sleeve shirt and you’ve stocked your YETI cooler (more on what it’s stocked with in just a second). You’d be remiss if you didn’t accessorize for the day with some of the most stylish men’s sunglasses from Roka, featuring a unique design and paramount functionality.
Cutwater Spirits Lime Vodka Soda — $12.99 via Drizly

Tasty, refreshing and perfect for summer.

Looking for a perfectly acceptable pairing with your Grayers short-sleeve shirt? Allow me to introduce the seriously refreshing, lo-cal Cutwater Spirits Lime Vodka Soda. Now, I love great beer as much as the next guy, but I’ve found that a palette cleanser is necessary throughout the week. As I’ve tested out out Cutwater Spirits, I’ve been mighty impressed at the flavor and crisp, refreshing drinking experience (it helps that it starts with the distillery’s Cutwater Vodka). Cheers to that, ehh?
Hawthorne Hand Care Kit — $28

Two steps to take care of your hands this summer.

Staying safe and hygienic should still be top of mind for everyone — why not get a stylish and effective kit of two hand care essentials that helps you meet this aim easily? You’ve also got the choice to customize your hand care kit after a brief survey, so it’s tailored to the needs of your skin. After testing the kit courtesy of the brand, I’m a big fan.
Bellroy Weekender Plus — $279

Pack up this roomy weekender bag with all your travel essentials — when the time comes, of course.

Why don’t we close things out the right away — with a bit of a look toward the future? After all, you’ll eventually need one of the best weekender bags to plan out your next trip, and you might as well go with the Bellroy Weekender Plus. Featuring a whopping 45 liters of carrying capacity and made from water-resistant woven fabric that’s also crafted from recycled materials,it’s one of the coolest weekender bags I’ve seen.

HELM Boots

That’s going to wrap up today’s edition of The List. How many of the above picks are now on your shopping wish list? And where to even begin??

HELM Boots

It’s tough to pass up planning for the future, as one of the coolest weekender bags might help you do, but I’m also all for getting out and about right now — that’s where picks like a Buck Mason bandana or the Timex x Todd Snyder Q Bracelet Watch can help. Of course, I’m also partial to the incredibly cool and well-designed Wellen Eddy Shirt or the summer-friendly style of the iconic Ray-Ban aviators or a classic summer shirt from Grayers. To give me your take on these picks, join me over on Twitter. Cheers!

 

The List: This is All the Best New Menswear to Buy for Summer — Right Now

A perfect summer T-shirt? Yes, I certainly think so.

Folks, thanks for joining us for another edition of The List, whereby we cover the best new men’s gear and menswear each week. The theme of this week, of course? Why, that’s easy: Summer style essentials to help you power through the dog days ahead of us. That means we’ll talk about the best new T-shirt, the best men’s chinos and some essential summer boots (yes, summer  boots). Are you ready? I sure hope so — here we go. Oh, and to get in touch with me on these picks, you can find me on Twitter.

Forty Five Tee — $32

The ideal T-shirt to wear all day, every day.

OK, perhaps by now you’re sick of hearing about Forty Five Tees from Huckberry. A new in-house brand launched by the lauded retailer earlier this summer, they’re focused on making the best men’s T-shirt your money can buy. It’s a highly affordable T-shirt for summer, so consider picking one up in … every color?

Todd Snyder Terry Button Down Polo — $128

An utterly cool, retro shirt for summer.

Let’s say you want to step things up just a bit from your new favorite T-shirt … in that case, this stylish retro polo from Todd Snyder is the way to go. It’s a terry cloth polo that’s every bit as breezy and laidback as a classic tee, but with a bit more polish. One of the coolest shirts to buy for summer? Yes indeed.

Buck Mason Vintage Canvas 5-Pocket Pants — $125 

Stylish five-pocket pants to wear all summer.

What to wear with your new favorite polo? Why, that’s. Some of the most stylish pants for summer, made from a vintage cotton canvas fabric from Buck Mason, are the right way to go.

Marathon Navigator Watch — $300

The stylish everyday watch you need now.

Another recommendation for this stylish summer watch? Yes, indeed. When you want to go a bit rugged, reach for this tough everyday watch from Marathon. Rest assured, it’s stylish enough to wear with your new favorite pants and that Todd Snyder polo, but rugged enough for all of your summer adventures.

HELM Boots Bradley Tan Suede Oxfords — $285

Another pair of rugged, stylish summer shoes from HELM Boots.

If you haven’t considered some stylish suede dress shoes for your summer footwear rotation, I’d say you should start ASAP. HELM Boots has outdone itself with these rugged suede shoes for summer, which can be worn with slim light wash denim and your new favorite T-shirt or (once again), your Todd Snyder polo and Buck Mason pants. Best believe it, folks.

Grayers Bedford Stripe V-Neck Sweater — $98

An ideal sweater for chilly summer nights.

Yes, folks — we’re recommending a lightweight sweater for summer as we keep things rolling here. If you thought you’d stow away your sweaters for summer, but then were taken aback by an unexpectedly breezy summer night, this Grayers sweater, made from lightweight cotton, is the perfect lightweight summer layer.

Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos in Organic British Khaki — $98

The very best men’s chinos for summer — plain and simple.

This isn’t the first time you’ve read about the Taylor Stitch Slim Chinos on the blog, and it assuredly won’t be the last. Some of the best men’s chinos regardless of season, they’re perfect to wear with a slim tee and your favorite sneakers. Speaking of …

CLAE Malone Sneakers — $160

Retro sneakers to rock all summer, my friends.

Who doesn’t love a pair of vintage-style sneakers, right? Leave it to CLAE to come through again with a pair of the best men’s sneakers, one made with nubuck leather in a flattering, court-inspired silhouette. They’re assuredly the ideal everyday sneakers to carry you through summer.

Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts — $56

Beach shorts? Swim shorts? A bit of both? Yes indeed.

Looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer? Perhaps to supplement your collection currently? The Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts could be just what you need — they’re both swim shorts and casual shorts, for starters. They’re also available in a cool color that works well with your CLAE sneakers.

Sonic Editions Hemingway “Negroni Time” Print — $349

A unique and classic way to upgrade your wall art — Hemingway would approve.

Perhaps all this time at home has made you realize you need to upgrade your wall art. Look no further than the seriously cool, gallery-quality prints from Sonic Editions. I love the Hemingway “Negroni Time” print in a nod to summer sipping.

Mott and Bow Graham Slim Denim Shirt — $79

A classic and cool denim shirt to wear all summer.

As we’ve said in the past, it’s pretty cool that the makers of your favorite denim are also now making one of the best men’s shirts for summer. I think you’ll find this stylish denim shirt can be worn with plenty of your favorite summer style essentials, including vintage canvas pants and stylish suede dress shoes.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley — $74

Pick up this rugged henley now, then wear it all summer.

What’s an ideal layer to wear underneath a stylish denim shirt? That’s easy, folks. One of the best henleys — to be more specific, one of the best short-sleeve henleys — fits the bill nicely. Naturally, this stylish merino henley is comfortable and functional for summer’s heat.

Flint and Tinder Chore Coat — $158

Possibly the best jacket for a summer evening.

We’ve talked about what to wear when it gets hot out this summer, so now, let’s talk about a jacket to wear when it gets cold this summer. It’s going to happen when the sun goes down on certain nights, so you might as well grab this rugged chore coat from the good folks at Flint and Tinder.

Fisher + Baker Greenwich Anorak — $498

Your new favorite jacket for summer.

Now, let’s talk about the perfect jacket for summer rain — that would just so happen to be this rugged anorak from Fisher + Baker. Easy to wear thanks to the mobile cut & featuring space for your everyday carry essentials, it’s one of summer’s best jackets.

Chill Boys Performance Bamboo Boxer Briefs — $29.95

Stylish, effective performance boxer briefs.

Hey, it’s hot out there. Stay cool and comfortable in style with these performance boxer briefs from Chill Boys — think of them like compression shorts, but better and easier to wear on the daily. I’ve been testing them out recently (thanks to the brand for sending!) & can’t recommend them enough.
Billykirk No. 237 Briefcase — $450

A durable, rugged everyday bag.

The best men’s bag for your everyday carry can be found right here, folks. I’m not exaggerating, either — Billykirk has a long history of making some off the most rugged bags for men, including this handsome waxed canvas and leather briefcase.
My friends, it seems we’ve once again run the gamut when it comes to the best men’s gear, covering everything from one of the most rugged bags for men to a stylish denim shirt and even a neat & unexpected way to upgrade your wall art. What was your favorite from the above picks? I’m always drawn toward pieces like a rugged chore coat from Flint and Tinder or, say, equally rugged suede shoes.  But maybe, just maybe, you want to go  more casual  with something like the Rhythm Staple Beach Shorts or some vintage-style sneakers? It’s all on the table today, and that’s good news for us menswear fans indeed. Again, let me know on Twitter if you end up shopping any of these summer gear picks. Cheers, my friends!

#OOTD: Shake Up Your Summer Style with the Best Men’s T-shirt

Right off the bat: You’ve probably got a ton of T-shirts in your drawer, right? But do you have the best men’s T-shirt (or at least, arguably the best)? That’s where we’ll begin today’s #OOTD — with a Todd Snyder x Champion T-shirt that’s actually anything but basic. Consider it a rugged T-shirt for summer that you can wear on its own (in the case of today’s look) or layered up underneath, say, a denim shirt or your favorite trucker jacket. But the key with making the seemingly humble T-shirt work for you — be it for back-patio beers or a trail hike — is to pick the right one (again, Todd Snyder x Champion has you covered), and then add the right summer style essentials around it. That means we’ll go with a pair of the best men’s shorts for lightweight functionality and dependability, then we’ll accent ’em with a pair of eco-friendly sneakers for feel-good fashion and functionality. What looks seemingly simple on the surface can actually be stylish as all-get-out, but you’ve just got to know where to start. It’s breezy, it’s cool, it works for a hot summer day or an unexpectedly chilly night — it’s a must-have. For the summer months, the best T-shirt for men can certainly put in a lot of work for you. Here’s how to wear it (oh, and if you like this look, let me know on Twitter).

A simple T-shirt, worn in a stylish and effective way.

As you can hopefully see from the ensemble above, finding and wearing the right T-shirt for summer doesn’t have to be boring or standard. In fact, with just a few tweaks and some additions via the best men’s gear, the Todd Snyder x Champion T-shirt shown above stands out from the pack even more. It’s a bit of an investment, but ultimately, it’s an affordably priced tee given the long-lasting quality you’re getting — and it looks particularly great for casual weekend style with the Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts, which are well-suited for both back-deck weekend hangs and socially distanced hikes. Add some eco-friendly sneakers into the mix via SeaVees, and you’ve got the makings of a very stylish #OOTD for summer. There’s more to this look though, starting with the rugged dependability of a stylish everyday watch from Buck Mason — it’s understated yet stylish, perfectly well-suited to teaming up with the functional Huckberry Canvas Snapback shown above. See, you’re looking great AND keeping the sun off your face. Naturally, you’ll also be staying hydrated with one of the best growlers via the good folks at GrowlerWerks. How can it get better than that? In my mind, well, with the sun at your back and some excellent tunes playing through your Sennheiser headphones, it can’t be topped. Stay stylish and stay safe out there, friends.

The List: Power Through July (And Beyond) With the Best New Menswear

All smiles because you just bought one of the best shirts for summer … or you will have, at least.

The time has come to keep gearing up for summer, seeing as the Fourth of July is on the way. As a matter of fact, perhaps you’ll find some Fourth of July style essentials below — and essential men’s gear for beyond this (socially distanced) holiday, as well. We’ll talk about one of summer’s best shirts right off the bat, and we’ll keep things rolling with new menswear from Todd Snyder, some of the best men’s shoes and plenty more. To check out past editions of The List, head here. Thanks for reading!

Taylor Stitch California Shirt in Navy Plaid — $125

The perfect summer shirt in a cool fabric and pattern from Taylor Stitch.

The time has come to snap up one of the best shirts for summer — if you haven’t already, that is. Taylor Stitch excels at making shirting with a just-right fit (thanks to the chest sizing system they use), along with a breezy cotton-linen fabric blend in the case of this rugged-yet-versatile Taylor Stitch California Shirt.

Todd Snyder Slim-Fit Tab Front Stretch Chinos — $118

Slim chinos from one of the best men’s style brands around.

The ideal pairing with your Taylor Stitch California Shirt for perfect summer style? Why, it’s assuredly got to be some of the best men’s chinos for the season from top menswear designer Todd Snyder.

SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons in Pavement Suede — $98

Stylish, laidback summer slip-ons for everyday wear.

It’s summer, it’s hot out and you need some of the best men’s slip-ons to keep cool in style this season. Start with the well-made and affordably priced SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons, folks, then rock them with some of the best men’s chinos.

Buck Mason Draped Twill Short-Sleeve One-Pocket Shirt — $85

A cool-as-can-be short-sleeve shirt from one of your favorite brands.

For long summer days and nights aplenty — even if you’re just working from home and then catching some rays on your patio — a stylish short-sleeve shirt like this rugged-yet-cool number from Buck Mason goes a long way.

Billykirk No. 404 Memo Holder — $115

A durable way to organize your EDC and take down good notes on the fly.

For jotting down notes and keeping your to-do list top of mind, you need the right everyday carry essentials, like this easy-to-carry and stylish leather memo holder from my good friends at Billykirk. You might be surprised at how often you use it.

Forty Five Supima Crew Tee — $32

A classic tee inspired by classic vinyl.

Forty Five is the latest in-house launch from the good folks at Huckberry, and as you might have read about, they’re focused on one thing — making the best men’s T-shirt. So named for 45RPM vinyl, which revolutionized music by featuring one hit single, this American-made T-shirt is as stylish as it gets. Maybe pick up one in every color?

Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts — $158

The coolest shorts to pick up for summer? Very likely indeed.

Here’s the deal: You’re looking for some of the best men’s shorts for summer. The kind you can wear with your American-made T-shirt and SeaVees slip-ons. The Relwen Flyweight Flex Shorts are the pair you need ASAP.

Marathon MSAR Watch — $850

Rugged, tough and ready to go — that’s what this watch brings to the table.

If you’ve visited the blog in recent weeks, you know we’re all about a rugged dive watch for summer (and beyond). Marathon specializes in rough-and-tumble watches that go the distance, and the Marathon MSAR Watch is certainly no exception.

GREATS Royale Nero Sneakers — $179

Surprisingly sleek black leather sneakers from Brooklyn’s GREATS.

The alternative to a pair of the best men’s slip-ons? Why, a set of sleek, stylish black leather sneakers to add a bit of attitude to your summer ensemble. We’ve previously talked about how to wear white leather sneakers, so consider these GREATS Royale sneakers a nice change of pace.

Relwen Finespun Stripe Polo — $98

An utterly classic, breezy polo for the summer months.

Make no mistake, this won’t be the last time we talk about Relwen on the blog today, so get used to it. Here, the rugged men’s gear brand has made one of the best men’s polos for summer, a pleasingly functional, lightweight polo shirt to wear with slim light wash denim. On that note …

Mott and Bow Warren Slim Denim — $128

Slim denim in an essential wash from Mott and Bow.

If you read the blog, you know that the best men’s light wash jeans for summer  are a consistent recommendation by yours truly — and these Mott and Bow jeans, done up in a pleasingly faded wash, are no different.

Danner Caprine Boots — $150

Dependable, lightweight hiking boots for a summer adventure.

We’ve talked before on the blog about the Danner Caprine Boots, and how they just so happen to be some of the best hiking boots for summer — that being said, they’re back on the blog in a big way today. They’re perhaps the best lightweight boots for your next hike, and that’s just a fact.

Faherty Brand Short-Sleeve Heather Henley — $78

A rugged henley you’ll want to wear all summer.

If you don’t yet have one of the best short-sleeve henleys in your summer style rotation, consider this a chance to fix that. Faherty Brand uses high-quality fabric to deliver one of the best henleys for seasonal layering (try it with one of summer’s best shirts for an added bit of visual interest).

King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash — $12.99 

No better lineup of heritage-quality grooming products on the market right now.

If this brand name looks familiar to you, well, that’s because … it is. But not in the normal way — no sir, King C. Gillette is the recently launched heritage grooming offshot of the historic Gillette line, paying homage to the founder himself. Gillette has focused on innovations in shaving and men’s grooming since, oh, well, about 1904, so why this new launch? Easy. The entire line, which features a whole host of men’s grooming essentials, is meant for the guy who wants to care for his beard and his face with ease, style and heritage quality in mind. They don’t make ’em like they used to … except now, King C. Gillette does.

Outerknown Apex Trunks by Kelly Slater — $145

Tough, hard-wearing swim trunks for summer excursions.

Leave it to Outerknown and surfing legend Kelly Slater to come up with the best men’s swim trunks for all your summer adventures — talk about a guy who knows a thing or two about crafting the best men’s swimwear, ehh??

Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid — $240

The right bag for rugged summer adventures.

In similar fashion to the functional swim trunks shown above, you assuredly need one of the best men’s shoulder bags to haul your everyday carry this summer and beyond. The Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid (an exclusive to Huckberry) is the right way to go here.

It’s always tough to pick out a favorite when it comes to the best men’s gear picks, right? What’s going to be on your shopping list now? Will Todd Snyder’s slim-fit chinos make the cut? Are you going to step out in style with an EDC essential like a stylish leather memo holder from Billykirk while rocking a pair of the SeaVees Hawthorne Slip-ons? Heck, maybe you want to go full-on rugged with the Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid? Either way, feel free to let me know on Twitter what you’re digging this season. Cheers and thanks for reading!