Everlane Short Sleeve Linen Button-Down Review

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Weekly Theme: Mid-Summer’s Night

What do we all really need when we go out in the summer? A shirt that will breathe and won’t make us look like were a 13 year old who’s too nervous to go on stage at his school play. This linen short sleeve button-down from Everlane is a summer staple. It’s warm weather casual, but nice enough to wear out. It’s not too long, fitted on the shoulders, but looser in the lower portion that allows for some airflow.

Available on everlane.com for $48

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Outerknown Verano Beach Pants Review

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Weekly Theme: Mid-Summer’s Night

If you are going out in mid summer and want to keep things cool and casual, but shorts aren’t your thing, then these are the pants for you. These verano beach pants are lightweight, and just formal enough to get away with going out in them when you’re heading to a casual outdoor hangout spot without looking like you just got off the couch. These are not your warm night out on the town pants. These are the “I want to be comfy and still look together” pants. In addition, they are made from 55% hemp and have buttons made from reclaimed plastic found in the ocean, so you’ll not only stay cool but support a cleaner world.

Available on outerknown.com for $98

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Crafthouse Wooden Muddler Review

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Weekly Theme: Cocktail Master

Another useful and necessary tool for any bar and cocktail master is a good muddler. While some have spikes on the bottom, and other are made of metal, the best kind of muddlers are made out of wood and flat on the end. The point of this is to not bruise the herbs and fruits while muddling. Bruising (as opposed to smashing) doesn’t release as many oils and can affect taste, so mash do’t bruise. In addition, always press and twist rather than jam down over and over, and always use a mixing tin, a pint glass, or other sturdy glass to avoid chipping and breaking anything while you’re making a drink.

Available on williams-sonoma.com for $30

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The Savoy Cocktail Book Review

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Weekly Theme: Cocktail Master

If you are just getting into the cocktail game, or simply need a reliable resource or source of inspiration for creating some classic cocktails, then this is the book for you. It’s a must-have tome in any casual to pro bartender’s home-library. It’s mostly a recipe book with some sharp anecdotes, but sometimes, thats all you really need.

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Boston Shaker Set Review

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Weekly Theme: Cocktail Master

The basic set for any cocktail creator is the Boston-style shaker set. This one, complete with a jigger and Hawthorne strainer, is all you truly need to make some killer drinks (other than the alcohol). The shaker itself is weighted to provide an ergonomic shaking experience and is made of stainless steel so its dishwasher safe and won’t freeze together when you toss in a bunch of ice to make a marg.

Available on amazon.com for $35

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Knockaround Premium Shades Review

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Weekly Theme: Beach Party

What is the key accessory for any beach party outfit? The sunglasses obviously. These Knockaround sunnies are the perfect outdoor party accessory because they are made and priced to be out and about, accidentally dropped and lost. Don’t freak out when you’re about leave the beach and realize you can’t find your sunglasses. They weren’t expensive! You’ll be ok. But if you do keep them around, they are totally worth it: they’re polarized, and made from hardened plastic so they can take a decent beating before they’ll need to get replaced. So knock em around and then just get yourself some new ones.

Available on knockaround.com for $15

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J Crew Factory 7 inch Reade Linen-Cotton Short Review

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Weekly Theme: Beach Party

If you’re going to a beach party, temperature control is going to be key. That’s where the shorter length and the inclusion of linen comes into play. These 7 inch shorts are made from a linen-cotton blend fabric that has some great color texture with very little weight. This gets you the looks you want and the breathability you need for the beach. Feel free to wear these to a rooftop, out to dinner near the shore, and backyard hangouts with your friends.

Available on factory.jcrew.com for $16

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Beckett Simonon Morgen Classic Leather/Suede Sneaker Review

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Weekly Theme: Beach Party

A clean white sneaker is a closet staple for warm weather parties and outings and a beach party is a perfect spot to rock these should you not want to sport sandals. Beckett Simonon, as you’ve probably heard from us previously, are all handmade shoes offered at a price point that is affordable for most folks. These Morgen Classics are great casual shoes that work with shorts and pants, black and brown color schemes, and with the gum sole, you won’t have to clean them every time you wear them. Which for us makes them a home run. Also, Beckett Simonon is have a huge sale! Two pairs of Shoes for $299, which is a steal should you go for a pair of their boots for Fall when you grab these sneaks. Just use the Beckett Simonon promo code FOURTH at checkout.

Available on BeckettSimonon.com for $149

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Bonobos Relaxed Fit Camp Collar Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Beach Party

Camp shirts are huge right now. Join in on the trend during your next beach-style party with a lightweight, all-cotton, wide-collared button down. The sleeves are nice and short and there is a straight hem across the bottom, letting you rock some shorter shorts without it looking like you’re wearing a dress. Rock this camp shirt with some casual navy shorts, or even some dark green chinos and some white sneaks.

Available on bonobos.com for $98

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Converse Americana High Tops Review

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Weekly Theme: 4th of July Prep

If you are into more subtle America representation on a more daily basis then these are the shoes for you. Their slightly off white so they’ll look good even when they get dirty. Th stars and the USA embossment is the perfect touch to show off your country and not make it tacky. pair these with some navy shorts and a white short-sleeve button-down for a patriotic that doesn’t overdue it.

Available on Converse.com for $75

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Chubbies The 'Mericas Review

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Weekly Theme: 4th of July Prep

How can you celebrate 4th of July without some clothes that show some country pride? Trick question, you can’t. Chubbies are considered the OGs of the American flag shorts, which means you can’t go wrong. Sport the good ol’ U S of A and get your thighs some sun all at the same time. We suggest pairing these with some blue slip on shoes and a plain white button down.

Available on ChubbiesShorts.com for $60

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Barbell Apparel Ultralight Tech Tee Review

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Weekly Theme: Summer Workouts

If you are going to work out when the temps are hitting higher than 85 you’ll need some serious ventilation to stay cool during your workout. Enter the Ultralight Tech Tee from Barbell Apparel. This tee is made of a super light poly mesh material laced with a healthy dose of spandex, meaning it’s likely more airy and stretchy than anything else in your closet. If you’re the guy that can ring out the sweat out of his shirt at the end of a workout, we suggest giving this tee a try.

Available on BarbellApparel.com for $58

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No Bull Trainers Review

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Weekly Theme: Summer Workouts

A big part of getting through a workout safely is having good footing under weight, traction at high speed, and support throughout the whole session. No Bull Project workout shoes are a great summer trainer due to their extremely breathable uppers, and have everything you need in a cross-training shoe: a flat heel giving you a solid weightlifting base, a wider toe box for stability, and a fairly flexible outsole that will move with you during your stepping, jumping, running, cutting, and landing. If you’re still in your original Reebok Nano 3.0s it’s time to upgrade. A note on fit: these tend to run a little small and narrow, so consider ordering a half size up.

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HydroFlask 32 oz Wide-Mouth Water Bottle Review

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Weekly Theme: Summer Workouts

Water is essential to have with you for any workout, but it’s especially critical in the summer. The more you sweat the more water you need, it’s basic workout knowledge. Make sure you can carry around enough of it to get you through the grueling hot days when the runs are long and the lifts are heavy. This larger-than-normal Hydroflask holds 32oz of water, just enough to get you through an hour-long workout and the recovery time without having to worry about filling it back up. It’s vacuum insulated, meaning it will keep your water cooler longer for the times you feel like you’re overheating and it’s been 2 hours since you filled it up.

Available on DicksSportingGoods.com for $40

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Nike Dri-Fit Yoga Training Shorts Review

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Weekly Theme: Summer Workouts

If yoga is more your speed, then you know how much a good pair of short can make a difference in your practice. You don’t want shorts that with constrict, catch, or squeeze anything while you’re in the middle of a position transition. These men’s yoga shorts from Nike are super stretchy and made mostly from their dri-fit polyester, meaning they wick moisture away rather than showing dark sweat stains in areas where people definitely see them based on your positioning. Get some shorts that will move with you without being so loose you show off what kind of boxer briefs you’re rocking.

Available on nike.com for $50

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Junk Headband in OD Green Review

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Weekly Theme: Summer Workouts

Summer workouts can be the best and the worst. They’re the best because it’s easy to warm up, and running outside is way better when it’s warm out. They’re the worst because when it’s too hot, it’s easy to over heat, get sweat in your eyes, and it can take a lot longer to cool down afterwards. So to help with the pitfalls of working out in the summer heat, we have items this week that will relieve some of the issues. To start off, let’s keep the sweat out of your eyes. Hats can be too hot and get in the way during overhead workouts, but headbands, like this one from Junk (an industry standard), is a perfect way to keep your hair and sweat out of your eyes and face. Don’t stop mid-workout to wipe your face every 30 seconds, keep the sweat above your brow with a high-performance headband.

Available on junkbrands.com for $16

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SaturdaysNYC Lotus Grid T-Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Rooftop Chillin

If you are crushing the rooftop game on the weekend and you want to take it casual, why not add some floral in a new way. This SaturdaysNYC Lotus Grid T-shirt is the perfect streetwear-influenced graphic T that shows you just want to hang out and have fun in the sun. Keep it light in color and weight when pair it with shorts or lightweight chinos for a simple look that is great for just chillin’.

Available on saturdaysnyc.com for $48

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Club Monaco Sutton Houndstooth Dress Pant Review

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Weekly Theme: Rooftop Chillin

For the times you need to ooze class on a rooftop with clients, a charity event, or a date night, these are the pants you want to rock. They have a cotton-linen-elastane blend meaning the breathe, they move, and aren’t too heavy- perfect for a rooftop chilling session. Impress your clients, your coworkers, or your date with these trousers when you pair it with a white or navy button-down and some nicer loafers.

Available on CLubMonaco.com for $99

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Boden Linen Cotton Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Rooftop Chillin

As we mentioned on Monday, we want to give you some lightweight items that also breathe so you can withstand cooler winds while also not overheating. Ths Boden Linen-Cotton button down is lightweight, but has a formality that lets you get away with wearing it in a nicer setting. It’s designed to straddle the casual beach vibe with the coworker’s summer party- meaning its comfy but looks semi professional. Pair it with some lightweight chinos and some sneaks or loafers for the perfect summer smart casual aesthetic.

Available on Bodenusa.com for $75

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Great Knit Royale Sneaker Review

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Weekly Theme: Rooftop Chillin

When you’re hanging out up high, you have to keep things light. Enter a knit sneaker that is lighter than its leather counterpart. Greats have nailed the classic sneaker silhouette and now they offer a more summery version that breathes. The Knit Royale is minimal in terms of design, but has the texture to make them interesting. The only thing you need to worry about is keeping them clean. A note on size: they run about a half size bigger than your usual.

Available on Greats.com for $119

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