Summer Style Essentials For Men

15 Summer Style Essentials For Men

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If you don’t yet feel ready to start summer, you’re not alone. After all, the transition to a new season, especially the sweltering middle of the year, isn’t complete without a few summer style essentials. All the details need to be considered for everything that the season throws your way.

We’re talking rooftop pool parties, a backyard BBQ, patio bar crawls and baseball games galore. Luckily, we think the below list of summer style essentials represents the perfect cross-section of fashion, function and effortless good looks. Are you ready for summer yet? Prepare yourself.

Buck Mason Tennis Shirt

Buck Mason Tennis Shirt

Leave it to Buck Mason to come up with a sufficiently retro-inspired summer staple. Cool, easygoing and done in a faded blue that’s just right, this is a classic polo to throw on for summer weekend strolls. It can also team with a lightweight navy blazer, slim tan chinos and leather loafers for seriously crisp and cool business casual style in the heat. – Buy It

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino Shorts

What do you get when you take the lauded fabric of Bonobos’ Washed Chinos and translate it into shorts? You get a darn stylish pair of shorts, that’s what. Available in a range of colors for maximum versatility and plenty of options, we’d recommend you pick up at least a few to pair with polos, henleys, slub crew tees and chambray shirting. Speaking of slub pocket tees … – Buy It

Duke Cannon Sea Solid Cologne

Duke Cannon Solid Cologne – Sea

Harness the cool, inviting smell of the sea with a solid cologne that’s sized perfectly for both travel and everyday use. Duke Cannon makes rugged grooming gear that offers quality throughout the entire line, from its beard oil and beard balm to this useful, inviting cologne. A needed finishing touch to any ensemble, right? – Buy It

Flint and Tinder Slub Pocket Tee

Flint and Tinder Slub Pocket Tee

Flint and Tinder makes stylish gear for all four seasons now, as evidenced by its Fieldhouse line of athletic heritage classics and more importantly, its essential Slub Pocket Tees. Able to be worn under everything from a navy cotton blazer to a rugged denim jacket, a slub pocket tee is assuredly the go-anywhere tee you need in your arsenal this summer. – Buy It

Official Hawaii Lifeguard Association Dive Watch

Official Hawaii Lifeguard Association Dive Watch

When a watch is certified by the Hawaii Lifeguard Association, you know it’s got the chops to take on nautical adventures for days, weeks and months on end. With the kind of rugged functionality you need — and not a flashy added detail in site — this dive watch is the type of watch you can throw on and forget about. No need to worry about damaging it on your next fishing trip or sea dive. – Buy It

Iron & Resin Las Palmas Boardshort

Iron & Resin Las Palmas Boardshort

If it appears surprising that a road-ready brand like Iron & Resin is making boardshorts now, it shouldn’t. They exemplify laidback cool and the spirit of summer adventures, in a crisp and rugged color palette. In short, they’re the perfect piece to throw on with a grey slub tee and navy boat shoes to head to the boardwalk or the beach, cooler in tow this summer. – Buy It

Greats Royale Reverse

Greats Royale Reverse

Sneakers can now be as versatile as a crisp pair of go-anywhere dress shoes, which is what the team at GREATS has taken to heart in the case of the Royale Reverse. With a clean white leather-gum sole combo, these sneakers are the perfect match for navy chino shorts and a white polo. – Buy It

Relwen Flex Shorts

Relwen Flex Shorts

Stretch cotton fabric and an agreeable inseam make the Flex Shorts from Relwen a seriously stylish summer upgrade over much-maligned cargo shorts, this much we know to be true. Oxidized hardware adds an outdoor-friendly touch, too. Wear these shorts with clean white sneakers and a navy T-shirt for casual Saturday style. – Buy It

Byrd Hair Pomade

Byrd Hair Pomade

Just because summer is the season of ballcaps, baseball games and BBQs doesn’t mean your hair doesn’t deserve a little extra attention. This classic, reasonably priced hair pomade gives your ‘do some sleek shine and dressy style — a nice contrast to khaki shorts and a vintage camp collar shirt. – Buy It

TGT Americana Deluxe Wallet

TGT Americana Deluxe Wallet

Ditch the dreaded “Costanza wallet” this summer in favor of something sleek, functional and rugged. Made in the USA right down to the thread, the Americana Deluxe wallet is a handsome accessory you should be proud to carry with you on your summer travels. The perfect complement to another round of beers, right? – Buy It

Relwen Windsurf Hoodie

Relwen Windsurf Hoodie

There are certain pieces that just fit in with the warm, “chill” vibes of summer — like the Relwen Windsurf Hoodie. Made from French Terry fabric that looks and feels like you’ve had it for years, the Windsurf Hoodie is that essential piece to throw on for beach sunsets and late-night bonfires. – Buy It

Stuart & Lau Monaco Weekender

Stuart & Lau Monaco Weekender

You’ve got your packing list nearly complete — how are you going to get where you’re going? This highly functional, durable and subtly stylish weekender bag, of course. Crafted in a go-anywhere Olive and featuring useful touches like lock-compatible YKK zippers, you’re in store for a whole lot of adventures this summer. – Buy It

Todd Snyder x Champion Muscle Tee

Todd Snyder x Champion Muscle Tee

Why cut the sleeves off your old high school sports tees when you can upgrade your gym or beach-going gear in style with Todd Snyder and Champion? The designer teamed up once again with the iconic athletic goods maker for a tough muscle tee that’ll give you loads of swagger, confidence and style at the beach or pool. – Buy It

Shwood Ainsworth Sunglasses

Shwood Ainsworth Sunglasses

Blending Italian acetate with a wood inlay is something few, if any, sunglasses brands dare try. Shwood has been doing that for years, and the results are certainly stylish and ready for summer. These go with everything from breezy polos and khaki shorts to a cool linen suit and leather loafers. – Buy It

Relwen Packlight Shell

Relwen Packlight Shell

Summer isn’t without its share of weather-related trials, particularly if you spend time on or near the water. The Relwen Packlight Shell will help you take all of that in stride, and in style to boot. The Packlight Shell manages to be both waterproof and lightweight, all the better to throw in your bag before your next day hike or long weekend away. – Buy It

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