Quick, can you guess the brand featured above? If you guessed standout San Francisco menswear purveyors Taylor Stitch, you’re correct. They’re the perfect brand to lead into today’s Friday Read, where I give you plenty of gear and reading recommendations to head into the weekend. Going all the way back to 2015, (this blog’s second year), Taylor Stitch has been one of my favorite brands. They’ve got breezy short-sleeve shirts, expertly crafted chinos, durable chambray shirts and much more. Enough with the pleasantries, though: Just know that this is a brand to keep on your radar, in case it ever slipped off. I’m all about Taylor Stitch this weekend.
Speaking of weekends, well, I’m in Florida this weekend and once again getting some quality time with my dogs and my family. I’ll be back in Brooklyn for the Fourth of July holiday next week, which will certainly include a classic visit to Coney Island. Speaking of holiday weekends (which include quality menswear and beer), take this next suggestion and use it wisely. If you want your menswear and beer served up together, along with a sharp soundtrack, my menswear-music-craft beer newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, is surely the way to. go Hit Subscribe before tomorrow, because I send out a weekend dispatch (and a Tuesday pick-me-up dispatch, too). It’s fun and it’s free, as I always say, and it’s the right way to lead into the weekend. You know what else works to start the weekend off right? My reading and shopping picks below. Cheers, my friends.
- If you’re anything like me, you’ve been sorely missing live music over these past, oh, 15 months or so. But slowly, surely, ever-so-slightly, shows are coming back. And to celebrate, pioneering Seattle brewery Elysian Brewing (celebrating 25 years this year!) is offering a seriously cool “Cheers to Live Music” program. Now through September 6th, anyone who purchases a ticket to a concert can get a nationwide rebate on a six-pack of Elysian Space Dust IPA or Elysian Contact Haze IPA between now and September 6th. That’s all summer long — how cool is that?? If you’re over 21, visit this Web site, fill out an online form and upload a photo or screenshot of your concert purchase receipt, PLUS the UPC and receipt of the Elysian Space Dust or Contact Haze six-pack. Then, boom. Rebate secured for free beer to enjoy before your next concert. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks.
- Who doesn’t love some relaxing summer fun in the sun, right? It’s even better with a refreshing drink in your hand, plus a breezy and lightweight Tommy Bahama shirt, yes? Tommy Bahama is putting it all together with The Marlin Bar: Cocktails with Tommy Bahama book, which retails for $40, is packed with the brand’s signature drinks and appetizers, and lastly… is an homage to the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar itself. The Marlin Bar is billed as a “cocktail party at your friend’s house,” with casual and eclectic, tropical flavors, and the new book should offer more of the same from one of the best retailers for men when it comes to laidback, breezy vibes. I can think of nothing better for summer… can you?
- I’ve got one for all the fans of rugged and refined watches among us. TUDOR has long been a reliable source for some of the most exceptional watches on the planet, and that’s certainly the case with the brand’s latest release. I got to dive into the remarkable TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze for Maxim. It’s a watch that’s made with innovative materials and a finish that’s going to age incredibly well over time. Read all about it now and put it on your style wish list.
Before you go, allow me to tell you about one more crucial piece of summer gear. When the sun goes down at night, or when the sun rises blazing before a day on the water, there’s one menswear essential you need: One of the best lightweight hoodies for men. Luckily, I’ve got you covered with my guide to the Wellen Seawool Hoodie here on the blog. Shop it at Huckberry, then layer up accordingly for summer adventures aplenty.