Knockaround Black on Black Sunglasses

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via Knockaround.com

Adventuring is tough stuff, so there is no point in splurging on expensive sunnies that are likely to get scratched, broken or lost. These Knockarounds are made for just that, being knocked around. Simple polardized sunglasses that cost $20. Meaning you can throw 'em off your face whenever the moment calls for it without feeling the need to carefully put them in a case to make sure nothing happens to them. This is important because as we have all found out in our past, adventure waits for no accessory.

Available on Knockaround.com for $20

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Orvis All-Linen Button-Down

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via Orvis.com

The summer heat can be brutal, and light weight shirts made of linen are the key to staying cool. This all linen shirt from Orvis is made to keep you cool and dry during your treks through the woods or city, on those gruelingly long and hot days. This shirt has a straight cut at the bottom meaning you don't have to tuck it in, and will have a looser fit to give you more room to breathe.

Available on Orvis.com for $59

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L.L. Bean Alpine Waterproof Hiking Boots

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via LLBean.com

Adventuring can take many forms, if your adventuring this summer takes you to the trails, make sure your feet are well supported. These Alpine hiking boots are perfect for the days you want to go hiking and end the day at a pub to wash it all down with a drink. These are designed to be waterproof, give you traction, and not look like a Dad on a walkabout. These have a more elevated aesthetic compared to your typical L.L.Bean hiking boot, making them more of a crossover boot should you need some traction during your more social adventures.

Available on LLBean.com for $139

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United By Blue Quilted Bison Blanket

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Summer is a great time to camp, picnic, and adventure outdoors, and if you are doing those things outside, and at night, chances are you will need a blanket that is built to do it all. This bison hair quilted blanket from United By Blue is dual sided, with nylon on one side and flannel on the other, making it perfect for sitting on (for a picnic or fireworks) or snuggling under (during a camping trip). It also has a built in pocket to hold your phone, flashlight, or a midnight snack. So when you're packing the car, make sure you toss in something to keep you warm for the cool summer nights, and those impending chilly Fall camp fire hangouts.

Available on unitedbyblue.com for $148

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Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Back Pack

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This week's theme: Adventure. To kick things off for the adventure week, we are giving you the vehicle you can use to carry everything you need on said adventuring. This 21L backpack from Mystery Ranch is a little different than other backpacks. The 3-zipper design gives you top-down access to your items like any other bag, but can also provide front access, allowing you to easily reach anything on the bottom of your bag, like if you shoved your swim trunks on the bottom and the river comes calling sooner than you expected. It has a laptop pocket that fits up to a 15" laptop, and 2 mesh interior pockets for your smaller items. The 21L size is perfect for a 2-3 day trek, and the minimalistic exterior makes sure you don't catch it on anything in the subway, or on the trail. 

Available on CHANGE.com for $139

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Tommy John Cool Cotton Deep V-Neck Stay-tucked Undershirt

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via TommyJohn.com

$40 for an undershirt!? Yes. But here is why. Tommy John has done an excellent job designing a superior undershirt that is made up of 86% Prima Cotton and 14% Spandex meaning the shirt won't bunch up around your belly, and will hug your body to wick moisture at a much faster rate than loser versions, keeping you cool. So if you are in a position where wearing a suit is mandatory, like work or an outdoor wedding, this undershirt will be a critical part of your wardrobe to keep you comfortable. So while it's expensive, it is well worth it's weight in Prima cotton.

Available on TommyJohn.com for $40

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Rhone 7 inch Guru Yoga Shorts

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Working out outside can be a treat or a torment that burns you up or freezes you solid. In light of the high temps, we have a pair of shorts perfect for those extra hot days. These 7 inch Guru Shorts from Rhone are the epitome of workout cooling comfort. Designed with plenty of stretch for ample movability and advanced moisture-wicking materials these unlined shorts work as well on yoga mat as they do during a WOD. Consider these the shorts Lulu tried to make for guys, but fell a bit short.

Available on Rhone.com for $78

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PacSun Monica Relaxed Tank

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If you are lucky enough to be at the beach this summer, or are just jaunting around town and looking for some color on your arms, a relaxed tank top with some character is the quintessential top piece. This Monica Tank from PacSun is just that. The Cactus embroidery is a fun, small point of detail that gives the tank an element of light-heartedness and is a fun play on the high heat you'll likely be wearing it in. It is 100% cotton meaning it will breathe, and the white color will give you at least some respite from the sun, and won't get super hot should you leave it on your beach towel for a few hours.

Available on PacSun.com for $15

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Kiehl's Facial Fuel with SPF 15

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If you are going to be out in the heat for more than an hour, it is imperative to protect your skin, especially your face. Using a daily moisturizer with SPF is critical in the fight against aging skin and sun damage. This facial fuel moisturizer from Kiehl's is a great facial moisturizer designed specifically for men, and now has SPF protection, meaning you don't have to reach for two separate skin treatments in the morning before you head out for you day in the sun. Save your skin and your face, you'll thank yourself when you're older.

Available on Kiehls.com for $35 (for 4.2 oz)

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Everlane Sun-Faded Slub Pocket Tee

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This summer is turning into a scorcher out of nowhere. It seems like it was just 2 weeks ago when we were only hitting the low 70s in many parts of the US, and now 90 is the new norm. In light of the heat, and the impending holiday that is likely to be spent outside, this week's goods picks are all about staying cool and protected in the sun. This pocket T from Everlane is a great summer on-the-go shirt. The light sun-faded rose color keeps you cool and won't show sweat as much as a blue or gray shirt. The slub feel will give the shirt some texture and added absorption, which will be key if you want to stay cool, and the pocket adds a bit of character.  At this price point it is an easy pick-up in multiple colors, setting you up for the remainder of the hot season.

Available on Everlane.com for $16

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Wood Inlay Tie Bar From The Tie Bar

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A basic accessory that really completes a well-put-together look, the tie bar can be a statement piece, or simple accent other parts of the outfit. If you are matching the tie and pocket square, I suggest pulling in an element from somewhere else in the outfit. In this case, with this wood inlay from the Tie Bar, we are pulling in the brown from the shoes we selected yesterday. Pulling the brown in from the shoes (and hopefully a belt and watch) really pulls the darker colors up to the top half of your ensemble, tying everything together quite nicely. The width of the tie bar depends on the tie, but if you going with a modern width tie, you can't go wrong with the shorter tie bar length. A note on wear, typically a tie bar should be worn just above the third button down on your shirt, sitting right around center on your chest.

Available on TheTieBar.com for $15

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Allen Edmonds Cornwallis Dress Oxford

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Shoes are one of the most important elements of any outfit, and when it comes to a formal event like a wedding, picking the ones is crucial. These formal oxfords from Allen Edmonds are perfect for any semi-formal to formal occasion. Their premium leather and high quality construction lends to these shoes looking like new for 5 or more years (based on how well you take care of them). These specific dress oxfords have just the right amount of detailing on the toe to draw attention without yelling it, and the sole is rubber rather than leather meaning you won't slip into a deeper split than planned on the wedding dance floor. The classic styling will surely turn these into your formal wear staple for years.

Available on AllenEdmonds.com for $425

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Batik Cotton Pocket Square

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via Nordstrom.com

Getting a pocket square that matches, or at least compliments your tie is hard to do but can truly make an outfit. Looking great in a suit is all about the details you add. This sky blue Batik Pocket Square From Nordsrtoms Men's Shop is a close match to the tie we posted yesterday, and both are cotton, meaning the textures will compliment each other. Regardless if you have the tie or not, this can also be paired with a light blue shirt, or even a plain white button down to add a little bit of color to your outfit. This pattern is also perfect because it isn't super bold, meaning mixing in other patterns from the tie or shirt won't clash,

Available on Nordstrom.com for $15

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The Tie Bar's Bondi Stripe Cotton Tie

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A lightly colored, cotton tie gives off a sophisticated summer feel that is sure to make a good impression. This Bondi stripe tie from The Tie Bar adds a bit of color, a delicate pattern and some texture to a plain light gray suit. Matching this with some other blue-themed accoutrements will really make your outfit come together and pop. Starting with a tie that really shows off your understated sense of style is a great way to sneakily become best dressed (beside the wedding party) at any wedding. A note on wedding colors, do not feel a need to match the wedding colors. In fact, it's almost better to choose a color that is a fairly large departure as to not accidentally look like you are a part of the wedding party.

Available on TheTieBar.com for $19

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Indochino Hayle Sharkskin Light Gray Suit

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This week, our theme is wedding season. If you are in your mid to late 20's, chances are you have been to at least one so far this year, and now it's time to start thinking about what you are going to wear to the other 3-7 you have this year. To kick things off, let's go with the standard wedding attire canvas, the suit. Light gray is a safe color to go to, as many grooms these days are going with medium gray, navy blue, or black. This light gray is also a great for summer formal events, and can be worn to work, so it's not just a wedding party suit. This suit from Indochino is made to measure, meaning you give them your measurements, and they make a suit just for you. It shouldn't need tailoring, and if it does, you can stop into one of their showrooms to get it taken care of for free. In terms of quality, I personally have 3 Indochino suits, 2 of which are 5 years old and I still wear them today, which is more than I can say for my Jos. A. Bank suits. What's even better, Indochino lets you customize the suit to a pretty extensive degree, I suggest going with 2 buttons, dual vent, and a notch lapel. As for the liner, go crazy.

Available on indochino.com for $379

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Club Monaco Super Slim Linen Pant

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via ClubMonaco.com

When on Summer vacation, temperature control is key when packing and picking out outfits. Wearing tight, thick chinos or jeans is a great way to chafe or cultivate a bit of a swamp in the nether regions. Avoid these by packing lightweight pants, like these linen-cotton blend chinos from Club Monaco. The classic 5-pocket construction, gives them the look of jeans or standard chinos, but without any of the heavy-weight fabric. We suggest getting them in bleach, which is a slightly off-white, because, you're going on vacation, and why not? These will also look great once you get a bit of a tan going. We say show off your style, and your tan while you stay cool.

Available on ClubMonaco.com for $120

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UE Boom 2

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We have highlighted the UE Boom before, mostly because we can't recommend them highly enough. This indoor/outdoor speaker can take a massive beating, and keep on pumping out the beats. Waterproof in 1 m of water for up to 30 mins, this party starter can be left out in the rain, have drinks spilled on it, and take a windy day on the beach in stride. If you are planing on being outside, and jamming is on the agenda, the UE Boom is the way to go, hands down. What is even cooler is that you can pair up to 50 of these tubular audio blasters together, so you can pipe the party music throughout what ever beach, mountain, or lake house you are occupying during your vacation.

Available on UltimateEars.com for $100

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Tommy Bahama Tropical Trainer Hoodie

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viaTommyBahama.com

The beach can get pretty cool at night, and sometimes you just need to cover up, especially when a sunburn is involved. This ultra soft an thin training hoodie from Tommy Bahama is fantastic for just that. Yes, a Tommy Bahama product without flowers or palm trees, we know, it's blasphemous, but it so comfy it's hard not to share. The super soft cotton feels great even against sunburnt skin, and the light-weight prima cotton- polyester blend material keeps you cool while providing UPF 30 (high) sun protection. Wear it on the beach, in the house, on the boardwalk during the cooler nights, take your pick, it's perfect for it all.

Available on TommyBahama.com for $100

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S'well 64oz Roamer Canteen

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Whether you are adventuring through the mountains on your vacation, or just lounging at the beach, staying hydrated is key. If you plan on being in the sun, bringing enough water for you and your adventure partner is going to be crucial. This 64oz Roamer from S'well is built to keep your drink of choice cold for 24 hours, without causing any condensation on the outside, meaning you won't have to keep brushing the sand off if you are on the beach, and it wont get your bag all wet when carrying it around.

The best way to keep the party-a-goin' is to keep the aqua-a-flowin' so you can last all day and all night. Hydration is key and this S'well Roamer is best large format container you can find.

Available on swellbottle.com for $75

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Bather Trunk Co. Surfer Trunk - Abstract Palms

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This week, we are in vacation mode. So be prepared to look through beachy, adventure-driven goods picks this week. To kick things off, the corner stone of any vacation-packing endeavor, the swim trunks. We always suggest you bring at least two, and one should be these. With a 6.5" inseam and a fairly short outer seam, these retro-inspired thigh huggers are short enough to not give you a weird tan line, and re cut to show off those muscle monsters you've been toning all winter. These shorts are made from 100% nylon, meaning they will dry quickly, and with a snap pocket, you can keep a little bit of cash in the back pocket just in case, without worrying if it will get taken by the waves, or a slimy beach invader.

Available on huckberry.com for $70

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