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!

 

 

 

 

The List: Here’s All the Best Gear You Need for the Fourth of July (And Beyond)

From daybreak to sunset, these are the stylish shorts to wear all the time.

Quick, check your calendar — just as quickly as we were talking about the best men’s gear to wear for Memorial Day weekend (and beyond), well, now comes the time to talk about the top men’s style essentials for the Fourth of July (and of course, beyond that). Much like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July is all about casual versatility — maybe you’ve got a weekend at the cabin lined up, followed by some boating and some beers … here’s what to wear. Hitting the road for summer travel upstate? Again, check out my favorite gear picks for the season. And we’re going to start you off with a pair of the most stylish shorts to wear the entire weekend. Cheers!

Wellen Cruiser Shorts — $68

The go-anywhere shorts to reliably get the job done for July 4th.

For a weekend with as much that goes into it as the Fourth of July, you need a pair of the best men’s shorts, a pair with as much versatility as the Wellen Cruiser Shorts — from the beach to the boardwalk to the bar, these are your new favorite shorts.

Mott and Bow Wythe Buttondown Shirt — $79

A crisp buttondown shirt made to wear for your trip and for happy hour.

To go with your new favorite shorts, wear a classic casual shirt in a sharp navy — this shirt from Mott and Bow is subtly stylish, and as fit to wear on the road as it is out to dinner when you arrive for your vacation.

YORK Athletics Mfg. Henry Mid Sneakers — $125

Lightweight, versatile sneakers you can wear with jeans or tailored shorts.

Casual, versatile sneakers are the name of the game if your Fourth of July means an impromptu football game breaks out as you’re manning the grill — you can’t go wrong with YORK Athletics Mfg., folks.

Relwen Utility Trap Blazer — $328

A versatile jacket for summer travel or a classy dinner this weekend (and beyond).

What’s on your Fourth of July weekend agenda? Perhaps a nice evening out is in order? In that case, you need one of the best men’s blazers — hence, the Relwen Utility Trap Blazer, a jacket that’s perfect for travel and also evening cocktails.

KC Cattle Co. — Price Varies

This is the new way to order Wagyu beef — easy as that.

Let’s pivot away from menswear for a second — and pivot toward what you’re grilling out this Fourth of July weekend. Go with a choice cut of Wagyu beef, available via an easy ordering process from this standout, high-quality, veteran-owned company (Take it from me — this is delicious).

Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag — $425

The toughest, most beastly bag you can bring with you for summer travel.

If you want one of the best men’s weekender bags to elevate your Fourth of July travels — or really, any trip at all that you take — then you want the remarkable, made-to-carry-anything Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag.

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Weatherproof Chocolate Suede — $348

The tough, waterproof suede boots to lace up right now.

Perhaps your Fourth of July leans a little more rugged — in that case, a classic pair of men’s boots like the excellent Taylor Stitch Moto Boots ought to do the trick, ehh?

Flint and Tinder Overshirt — $118

A dependable outer layer for a fun summer weekend.

When it gets breezy during Fourth of July fireworks or that weekend bonfire, wear this tough overshirt from Flint and Tinder — tough, yet lightweight. One of the best men’s overshirts for summer, easily.

Wellen Short-Sleeve Cotton-Linen Shirt — $68

The easy-to-wear short-sleeve shirt that’s going to elevate every look this season.

Another item in today’s edition of The List, and another pick from Wellen — stylish, sustainable, and simply perfect for the Fourth of July (and any time you need a classic short-sleeve shirt, in essence). Pair this up with the Wellen Cruiser Shorts for maximum impact.

Autodromo Le Mans Blue Watch — $624.98 

A striking, stylish and patriotic watch for the Fourth of July (and summer).

The super sharp Autodromo Le Mans Blue isn’t a watch for everyone — but if you want to nod toward the holiday while still wearing a stylish sport watch, this is the way to go. You can even pair it with a white Oxford and slim tan chinos for a casual patio dinner.

Adam Mar Slub Chinos — $148 

For when you need to wear pants … wear these stylish chinos.

OK, so let’s say at some point during the Fourth of July weekend that you actually do need to smarten up beyond tailored shorts … in that case, slim chinos from Adam Marr are the way to go. You can even wear them with a classic short-sleeve shirt, just for good measure.

Sixpoint Brewery Citrus Jammer — Price Varies

The light, citrus-y, utterly refreshing beer to enjoy right now.

We’ve talked about what to wear and what to grill for the Fourth of July weekend — now, here’s what to drink. The Sixpoint Citrus Jammer is a classic session beer, with a lemon-lime twist for good measure — it’s immeninently crushable all weekend long.
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OK, folks. That’s going to just about do it for this week’s take on The List — of the above men’s style essentials, which ones did you dig the most? I’ll be sipping on a Sixpoint Citrus Jammer while I pack up my Filson Tin Cloth Excursion Bag and plan outfits around the Wellen Cruiser Shorts. Have a great Fourth of July weekend, everyone, and thanks for reading!

 

 

 

The List: Get Ready for the Rest of Summer with the Best Men’s Style Essentials

The perfect swim trunks for summer, via Huckberry and Flint and Tinder.

What better way to kick off this new list of the best summer style essentials than with the above must-have — a pair of classic boardshorts from the likes of Flint and Tinder? There’s no questioning the durability and casual appeal of these stylish swim trunks, and I think you’ll find that’s true with the rest of today’s gear picks, too. The Fourth of July is coming up (more on that next week!), so it behooves you to start getting ready — with stylish swim shorts, no less. Shop away, my friends.

Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts — $78

One of two colorways in which you can snag these perfect boardshorts.

We already mentioned above how essential it is to have a functional, stylish pair of swim trunks in your arsenal this summer as you head to the beach or pool. And that, dear reader, is where the Flint and Tinder Vintage Boardshorts come into play. Simply perfect.

Armor-Lux Double Jagger Stripe Shirt — $97.98

A classic long-sleeve shirt for any occasion this season.

Whether you prefer the beach or the boardwalk, the back patio or a rooftop bar, this stylish long-sleeve shirt is all about retro style (just note the name!) and dependable good looks. A perfect vintage shirt for breezy summer nights (and the Fourth of July coming up soon!).

New Balance 997 Sport Sneakers — $104.98

The classic sneakers you won’t want to take off.

Want to really harness retro style inspiration this summer? Throw on a pair of throwback sneakers from New Balance, then pair them up with a classic white tee and slim dark denim. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Staple Denim — $128

Slim. dark, essential Mott and Bow denim.

For all the casual style essentials you need this summer (see above and below), you also need a classic pair of dark blue denim to wear to the office … and then to happy hour. These Mott and Bow jeans are the answer, folks.

Deus Ex Machina Sandbar Garment-Dyed Shorts — $98 

Absolutely essential summer shorts, there’s no way around it.

Looking for the perfect summer shorts? The kind of easygoing, casual, effortlessly cool pair of shorts you can wear with anything (including a stylish long-sleeve shirt)? You’ve found them right here. Wear these all summer.

Momentum Watches Steelix Nylon Watch — $69.98 

The rugged watch you’ll be wearing all season long.

Some of the best men’s casual watches are also the most dependable — and the most affordable. To wear with the aforementioned pair of the perfect summer shorts, grab this classic nylon strap watch from Momentum Watches for under $70.

Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve California Shirt in Burgundy Hemp — $98

A sustainably made short-sleeve summer shirt from Taylor Stitch? Perfect.

Hemp shirts seem to be all the rage these days — it’s a stylish and sustainable fabric that results in, at least in this case, the best men’s short-sleeve shirt for summer. Easily.

Bespoke Post Switchback Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

The most rugged outdoor gear you can find for your next camping trip.

Get all the stylish outdoor gear you need with the remarkable Bespoke Post Switchback Box, from a stainless steel knife to a folding shovel and a dependable compass. Handy additions to your everyday carry, truly.

Wellen Hemp Tee — $36

A vibrant summer T-shirt to upgrade any look.

Again, hemp T-shirts and the like really are all the rage — witness the Wellen Hemp Tee, one of the best men’s T-shirts you can buy right this instant. Wear it with an indigo denim jacket and slim tan chinos to complete the summer style trifecta.

Humblemaker Coffee Kit — $24.98 (When On-Sale) 

A great cup of coffee is now within reach, all thanks to Humblemaker.

If it’s the best cup of coffee that you seek, especially one that you can put on ice on a hot summer’s day, well, start with the Humblemaker Coffee Kit for a heck of a deal.

Bradley Mountain Rambler Water-Resistant Weekender Bag — $198.98

Get geared up to hit the road this summer with this tough weekender bag.

Now, we’ve featured Bradley Mountain on the blog here before, so you know the brand as stylish and dependable when it comes to summer travel gear — this water-resistant weekender bag is no different.

Mott and Bow Driggs Classic Crew — $32

The light-as-air summer tee to wear all season long.

Another round of men’s style essentials, another must-have from Mott and Bow — potentially the perfect summer T-shirt, in a light fabrication and slim fit. Ideal to pair with a classic pair of dark blue denim from the same brand, right?

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So, out of all the summer gear picks we highlighted above, which one stood out the most to you? For my money’s worth, I’d go with a classic nylon strap watch from Momentum Watches for a heck of a deal — this is the kind of watch you can wear all summer. Let me know your thoughts on the rest of these picks via Twitter — thanks for reading!

 

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

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

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

House Beer — Price Varies

This classic beer could just be a new favorite.

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

Mott and Bow Leroy Jeans — $128

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

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

SeaVees Magnum Legend Sneakers — $88

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

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

Faherty Brand Sunwashed Polo — $88

This breezy polo is simply perfect for summer.

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

Timex Navi Ocean Watch — $155

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

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

Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer — $348

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

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

Karesuando Hunting Axe — $214

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

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

Taylor Stitch Cash Shirt — $128

The dependable denim shirt for all your summer layering needs.

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

Bespoke Post Sauna Box — $45

Two essentials for plenty of relaxation from Bespoke Post.

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

Pacifico Optical Buckler Sunglasses — $195

Classic men’s sunglasses for everyday summer wear.

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

Roark Revival Layover Shorts — $65

Stylish, travel-ready summer shorts from Roark Revival.

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

Billy Reid Pima Cotton Chinos — $175

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

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

Topo Designs Ripstop Klettersack — $189

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

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

Nemo Equipment Stargaze Recliner — $219.95

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

VAER Watches Heritage Watch — $169.98 

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

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

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Triblend Tee — $35

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

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

Mott and Bow Slim Laight Jeans — $128

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

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

Grayers Navy Floral-Printed Chambray Shirt — $88

A subtly stylish printed shirt for all your summer fun.

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

Relwen Bivouac Weekend Duffel Bag — $168

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

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

Mott and Bow Wythe Denim Shirt — $79

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

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

Bellroy Travel Folio — $139

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

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

Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in Whiskey Eagle — $348

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

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

Billy Reid Reversible Shirt Jacket — $395

A dependable shirt jacket to wear on breezy summer nights.

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

Bespoke Post Shore Box — $45

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

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

Rhythm Classic Trunks — $68

The classic swim trunks for every beach vacation.

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

Yuketen Loafers — $340

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

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

 

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

The List: Here’s Everything You Need to Buy for the Perfect Summer, from Craft Beer to Menswear

Highly stylish and yet made to go anywhere — pretty similar to the rest of my favorite summer gear.

From the stylish shorts on your legs (the ones above are from Finisterre) to the printed short-sleeve shirt you’re wearing to your next summer happy hour, we’re all about the finer things of the summer season in today’s new edition of The List. The best things in life, no matter the time of year, are made with care and attention to detail, and are often wearable in multiple situations and seasons. Such is the case with today’s picks (especially the *ahem* Taylor Stitch Moto Boots you’ll read about shortly). These are gear picks that celebrate adventure, durability & quality. Enjoy!

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Finisterre Bamber Shorts — $78

A classic pair of outdoor shorts that perform just as nicely in town.

As seen at the very top of the page, these could be your new favorite shorts. The hidden secret is that some of the best men’s shorts for summer are often as functional as they are stylish. The Finisterre Bamber Shorts in particular are durable yet tailored, great for a weekend camping trip or a round of tasty pale ales.
Bespoke Post Brew Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

Everything you need to brew your own beer at home.

We told you we’d have craft beer essentials aplenty in today’s post, right? The Bespoke Post Brew Box is truly perfect if ever you’ve wondered how to make your own homebrew — pick up the Pale Ale Brew Kit to really drive home those summer vibes.
Faherty Brand Rev Print Coast Shirt — $148

A classic, bright summer shirt for all your laidback pursuits.

What goes better with your favorite craft beer than a stylish short-sleeve printed shirt from a favorite brand like Faherty Brand? Well, the answer is … not much.
Hawkins New York Linen Quilt — $395

The last quilt you’ll ever buy.

OK, bear with me here. If ever you’ve dashed out the door trying to pack for a, festival, a camping trip or a getaway and realized you don’t have an all-purpose blanket, well, the Hawkins New York Linen Quilt is here to save the day. Durable as heck, this is the last quilt you’ll ever need to buy — guaranteed.

Taylor Stitch Moto Boots in Espresso Grizzly — $348

Durability and style are the name of the game with these Taylor Stitch boots.

We’ve talked in the past on the blog about how Taylor Stitch makes a stylish pair of Chelsea boots, but not about the new Taylor Stitch Moto Boots. Well, they’re here, they’re ridiculously well-made, and they’re your new favorite boots, hands down.
Jack Henry Face Toner — $24

A light, refreshing way to nourish your skin.

It’s the seemingly little things that make a grooming upgrade that much more possible — take the alcohol-free Jack Henry Face Toner. Made to refresh and cleanse your face, this is the perfect alternative to a heavy lotion on hot summer days.
Yuketen Canoe Moc — $300

Unbelievably comfortable and finely crafted moccasins to wear all summer.

Is $300 quite the hefty price tag? It sure is. But the Yuketen Canoe Moc just so happens to be the best pair of summer slip-ons out there, made with all the quality and craftsmanship you expect. Wear them with slim light wash denim and a slub polo for a casual weekend.
Wrangler Titanium Field Watch — $69

A highly dependable, affordable wristwatch.

For just a touch under $70, you’re getting a ridiculously dependable and durable field watch from a brand that makes some of the toughest jeans in the business — it’s a perfectly rugged complement to brown leather boots and a light wash denim shirt this summer.
Relwen Linen Trap Blazer — $328

The lightweight blazer that’s really two jackets in one.

If you’re looking for the perfect summer blazer, one you can wear over a merino T-shirt on a  travel day and then to a humid wedding, the Relwen Linen Trap Blazer is it. Imbued with plenty of character and style, it’s one of the best men’s blazers I’ve seen in some time.
Tread by Everlane Trainers — $98

The only pair of sustainably made sneakers you should be wearing this summer.

Get the sustainable sneakers of the future now from Everlane, and be prepared to be shocked at how comfortable they are (Extremely!) and how eco-conscious they are (94.2 percent-free of virgin plastic). Assuredly, your new favorite summer sneakers.
Relwen Lightweight Flex Chinos — $198

These are an excellent pair of durable, lightweight chinos to wear all summer.

Yes indeed, we’re going with more Relwen menswear — particularly these stylish slim chinos that are made to move with you and breath all day long. Ideal for a weekend brunch when paired up, say, the Relwen Linen Trap Blazer.
Saturdays NYC Graphic Tee — $48

The unique and bold tee to wear to your next summer BBQ.

If you’re in the market for a stylish graphic tee that won’t break the bank, perhaps one from a lauded brand like Saturdays NYC, then this is the best T-shirt to buy for summer. Wear it under a light wash denim jacket with tan chinos for go-anywhere weekend style.
DemerBox Bluetooth Boombox — $349

This is the toughest boombox on the market, hands down.

We’ve talked in the past about this indestructible Bluetooth boombox, but it so holds that you’re going to want to bring it on all your camping trips and beach expeditions, so it’s worth remembering this one.
Suit Swim Shorts — $50 

These swim shorts are tailored, stylish and ready for the beach.

For a mere $50, you’re getting a pair of the best men’s swim trunks, and they’re as tailored as the shorts you’ll be wearing when you’re not in the water. Come to think of it, the Suit Swim Shorts could do the job of both, if need be.

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How many essential summer gear picks do you see on the above list? Any new favorites? To me, it’s tough to pass up the Suit Swim Shorts for just $50 — although, the Yuketen Canoe Moc just so happens to be both premium AND easily wearable in a number of situations. Decisions, decisions. Once you’ve taken care of your own shopping, feel free to get in touch with me via The Style Guide Facebook page to chat all things menswear. Thanks for reading!