Hitting the pool this weekend? Of course you are. But before you do, we suggest you check out these Onia swimshorts that are made with the perfect blend of cotton and nylon, with the fabrics coming in from Japan and Korea. They’re designed for comfort but the design is not atrocious by any means.
One of the first questions ask is, “What piece would you say is a must this spring/summer?” Without a doubt every guy should have at least one pair of colorful trousers. Howard Yount utterly dominates this category with their Garment Dyed Cotton Gabardine trousers. Made in Italy, they have a slim straight fit and come in a range of colors with great details. Cop a pair… or two… or three.
Cotton ties are one of my personal favorite spring/summer accessories. They offer texture that you generally don’t get from silk ties and are cooler on those hot summer days. Alexander Olch has a beautiful striped option. The Thomas tie is 100% cotton with a black, red, and yellow striped pattern. At 2.5 inches it is slim without being skinny and is a great accent to a chino or tropical wool suit.
Orlebar Brown and WANT Les Essentiels offer summer must-haves in one package. The OB x WANT Les Essentiels “Ultimate Navy” Luxury Summer Kit features a pair of OB Bulldog shorts, with side tab fasteners for a custom fit; a WANT O’Hare tote, with leather handles and a detachable shoulder strap; and an OB+WANT towel.
With the weather beginning to heat up, the heavy fabrics need to be stored away and swapped for some lightweight alternatives. Putting your A.P.C.’s on hold doesn’t mean you have to lose that impeccable fit as they actually make a pair of trousers that you’ll wear religiously over the next few months. MR PORTER has these and a few others from brands like Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren and Aubin & Wills.
Whether you’re heading to Lollapalooza or camping out at Bonnaroo, Penfield’s Summer Music Festival Kit may end up being your most trustworthy companion. The set’s got all the essentials you’ll be needing to survive the sweltering heat and breezy summer nights. The lightweight Big Bear t-shirt ($37) and Vernon cap ($37) are both great pieces for the daytime festivities. Now just in case you get caught in a downpour, the just-reissued 35th Anniversary Pac-Jac ($128) will keep you dry with much help from its adjustable hood and water/wind resistant nylon shell. It’s easy to carry too as it folds into its front pouch. Stay hydrated by packing your 750ml water bottle ($12) with some liquids and toss it all into the Colrain ($70) backpack, which is fitted with several exterior pockets, interior compartments and comes with a stowaway storm cover to keep your valuables protected.
Well, what are you waiting for, folks?
Another set of shorts, this time from the good folks at Post Overalls. I’ve been personally following the American outfit for quite sometime and have really come to admire their approach and appreciation for vintage clothing. Not sure where they pulled the fabric for their Menpolini shorts, but floral print is really a standout offering for the season. Once this rough weather is behind us, I’m sure gear like this will be out in full force, but none will be as unique as the rare gems Post Overalls will be dishing out.
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