J.Crew Short Sleeve Dobby Button Down

As we hit the second half of summer, chances are you've worn through your set of short sleeves via to your weekly outdoor drinking outings, outside concerts, and date nights. This means it's time to refresh the set and add some new blood to the closet. This dobby short sleeve from J.crew is a great late off-the-bench addition to your summertime lineup because of its interesting color (we likened it to the beige version of purple) and subtle pop of pattern. Wear this interesting-colored top with your dark wash skinny jeans, gray summer weight chinos, or a pair of clean khaki shorts. Get it quickly, because it's only on sale until tonight!

Available on Factory.Jcrew.com for $39 (on sale from $65)

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Super Dry Roadster Denim Long Sleeve

No American man's closet is complete without at least one denim shirt. But be warned, this isn't your dad's classic denim button-down, this one has been around the world and back again. This Roadster denim long sleeve is an American classic design made by an Asian company, tailored to a European silhouette. So if you are looking for a more tailored, modern fit, and don't want to spend a fortune, this is the denim shirt for you. It has all the hallmarks of its vintage predecessors; snap closures throughout, dual breast pockets and a faded vintage wash. SHow up your friends on your next Sunday brunch outing by sporting this denim button-down with some aviators and perhaps even some corduroy pant, because if you're going for the look, commit damn it.

Available on sale at Superdry.com for $35 (on sale from $70)

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Taft Jack Boot in Brown

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Taft boots have become an instagram icon and for good reason. If you haven't seen their sponsored ads or one of their hundreds of post, go take a look, you'll be glad you did. Taft is a fairly new company founded in 2013 by Kory and Mallory Stevens, in their 2-bedroom apartment, that offers insanely nice shoes and boots at an incredibly low price point. Taft only does direct-to-consumer sales so you won't find them in a Nordstrom or J.crew. This means there is no middle man price hike and you can give feedback to the actual makers of the shoes about your experience. Speaking of customer experience, these Jack Boots have a 5-star rating after 181 reviews, which is wildly impressive and we think, deserving of your shoe rack. Just look at how beautiful they are! They have a wool outer layer with calfskin accents at the toe and heel, a full calfskin inner lining, a leather sole with rubber pad for grip and a tad bit of cushion, and finger tab in the back for a touch of practicality. These boots truly are worth their weight, and we can't wait to see what they come out with next. We suggest you wear them with tailored jeans and a nice button-down for any casual, semi-casual, smart-casual, semi-formal, or garden party attire selected event.

Available on Taftclothing.com for $235

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All Saints BigFork Button Down Shirt

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"Oh Snap" is what you are gonna say once you get your hands on this all snap-fastening button down beauty from All Saints. Consider this their lightweight take on a classic American flannel. It's made from cotton so it is breathable (and shrinkable so watch out), has 3, count 'em 1,2,3 cuff snap buttons for a little flare and two breast pockets for those gents trying to hide their nips behind an extra layer of cloth.  We suggest going the American route and wear this with some jeans, wayfarers, and either sandals (for the beach) or chuckas (for the bar). You'll have to get it soon though, because right now it's marked down 100 brown coin padre.

Available on sale at AllSaints.com for $66 (on sale from $165)

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Club Monaco Tech Trousers

We are in the dog days of summer, but cooler temperatures are coming meaning now is the time to get the clothes you'll need for the cool summer nights, especially if they are on sale (like these are). These Tech Trousers from Club Monaco are made from a lightweight cotton, making them the perfect pant to transition from work to happy hour while not overheating. The pants are cuffed at the bottom, giving them the formality needed for work, but also has very narrow waist piping meaning a belt, if needed, would have to be thin and more casual. These let you dress your best and stay cool at your desk and at the bar, however, we suggest you stay out of the sun because these get a bit too hot in direct sunlight in weather over 75-degrees. We suggest you wear these with no-show socks, black drivers, and a white polo that has a small print or simple design.

Available on sale at ClubMonaco.com for $70 (on sale from $170)

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Bonobos Banana Print Button Down Shirt

Summer is the season to have fun, some would even say it's the season to.......go bananas! (you're welcome). Bonobos is traditionally known for their wide selection of chinos, but have since widely expanded to the realm of all things men's clothing, with some tastefully bold designs along with some of the classics. This long sleeve button down is admittedly a bit goofy but does give off a playful vibe perfect for BBQs, and the casual day-long turned night time turn-up. Go ape in this banana splattered printed beauty and find yourself a worthy mate even if it is just for the night.

Available on Bonobos.com for $88

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Frank+Oak Splatter-Print Cotton Socks

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Sock game is important. We have said time and time again that details matter, and socks are one of those small details that won't hurt you if you play it safe but can definitely help you when you decide to go bold or add some subtle detail. These sock from Frank+Oak are perfect for the gentleman who wants to add a more subtle accent to his ankles. These splatter-print socks are pretty unique and give that gap between your pant leg and shoe a gentle yet intriguing touch of patterned spark that people are sure to notice.

Available on sale at FrankandOak.com for $6 (normally $12)

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Everlane Canvas Beach Backpack

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Finally, a beach bag that isn't over engineered, and not overpriced. This all-canvas drawstring beach bag is designed as a ruck sack with three pockets, one interior, to separate electronics or other items you don't want to end up in the bottom of the bag getting sandy, and 2 exteriors ones for the quick access items like books, sun tan lotion, or storing your flip-flops. This simple design at an achievable price point allows you to treat this canvas pack like it belongs outside at the beach or pool. This means the spilled drinks, leaked containers of fruit and exploded lotion bottles come with more of a shrug than a shriek, because at the end of the day, it's a toss into the washer, and a low-temperature tumble dry to return it to a like-new look. 

Available on Everlane.com for $40

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Saturdays NYC Miller T-Shirt

Saturdays NYC is a great smaller American brand based in, you guessed it, NYC. Right now they are having a sale, so you can snag some of their staple street clothes and loungewear at 40% off. This includes the standard Satudays T-Shirt. This all-cotton, simple graphic T is perfect for a base layer when stepping out for a quick errand and obviously perfect for your Saturday trek through the city of your choice to get tacos (because what goes together better than Saturdays and tacos?... the answer: not a lot). The color palette of this shirt (ash and clay) also offers a combo you don't see too often which gives it a bit of character we like to see in simple layers like this.

Available on sale at SaturdaysNYC.com for $24 (normally $40)

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Boden Long Sleeve Floral Button Down

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The mid-summer break is now over, but that doesn't mean Fall is here yet! There are two and half solid months of warm weather and patio sitting to be had. This means the floral print is still in high rotation. By now, you have most likely exhausted your floral top game, wearing you 2-3 floral prints to a number of nights out, or parties, meaning now is the perfect time to add one more to the closet and expand the rotation by one. This floral print long sleeve from Boden is just the right amount of bright, and comes in regular or slim fit, depending on your preference. Right now, it's also super cheap, so don't feel bad about adding another set of flowers to the closet. The options you have the more likely you are to have the right flowers for the right occasion. We suggest you wear this top with gray chinos, slim khakis, or even white shorts.

Available on sale at BodenUSA.com for $29 (on sale from $80)

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Club Monaco Linen Check Button-Down

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Days getting shorter across the northern hemisphere can only mean the nights are getting longer. With longer nights comes cooler temperatures, meaning that a long sleeve that keeps you cool in the humidity but covered when the temperature gets a little low, is critical. This linen long sleeve button down from Club Monaco is the perfectly adaptable top that can look great in the sun and at the late-night tiki bar. The button down collar keeps you from a flappy neck,  and the tailored fit isn't too tight meaning the breeze can get in to cool you down. We suggest you sport this top with some navy or khaki chinos, or solid colored shorts.

Available on sale at ClubMonaco.com for $49 (on sale from $120)

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Topman Navy Turn Up Short Sleeve Dress Shirt

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If you are looking for a brand that isn't too expensive, looks nice on normal and more slender frames, and isn't J.Crew, then Topman is for you. They are constantly releasing interesting pattern combinations and playing with prints. Sometimes the results are loud, but sometimes they are more subtle. This navy floral turn-up sleeve is more of the latter. Shirts with small details like this can make more of an impression than loud boisterous patterns, and can help you come across less douchey. As we say time and time again, subtle details get noticed. So go on and get noticed. The fit on this shirt is a bit slim and long, however, you can fit a 40 chest in a medium without it looking bulgy. We suggest wearing it with white or gray bottoms (shorts or chinos), a nice pair of drivers, and a pair of nice shades for a solid semi-formal summer look. 

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Available on us.topman.com for $50

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Warby Parker Ellison Sunglasses

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This new tint on the horn-rimmed style glasses of yesteryear is an instant classic, regardless of when they came out. The style is inspired from the 50s/60's era glasses bringing back the best parts and updating the style as a whole. With a modern tortoiseshell patterned acetate brow and arms and steel rim under the lenses, these stunna' shades are super light weight and go with a casual dress code on the weekends and more formal office attire when you step out for lunch on a bright summer afternoon. These aren't your party shades, these are your "I'm sophisticated and I know it" type of shades. These are you work happy hour outside hater blockers or first bumble date to a beer garden kind of sunglasses. Make an impression while keeping those eye protected (they are polarized). We suggest wearing these with anything blue, brown, or earth-toned, avoid wearing with black.

Available on Warbyparker.com for $145

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Hanz De Fuko Claymation Hair Clay

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If you aren't a Greaser but still want the bulbous pompadour hairstyle that makes you look an inch and a half taller, listen up! Hanz De Fuko has a high hold no-shine hair product that goes on easy and holds for hours. Hanz prides himself on using organic ingredients as the label suggests, along with some artificials, so if you are super vegan, this one may not be the one for you. The best part about the claymation is that you don't need a lot of clay to make it stay, and the drier your hair is when applied the less it will look like you have product in your hair at all.. maybe you are really that tall? Side note: it smells better than American Crew's Fiber and that is sometimes enough.

Available on Mankind.co.uk for $22

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Club Monaco Linen Long Sleeve Roll Neck

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Summer nights can be tricky to dress for. How much will the mercury drop? How humid will it be? Will there be a breeze? How buggy is it outside? A linen shirt like this from Club Monaco is the right layer regardless of the answer to your mid-summer-nights questions, unless there's rain. This all linen long sleeve is breathable for the humidity, and the sleeve can be pushed up according to your wind and temperature forecast. What is even more cool about this long sleeve is the edges are all rolling seems, meaning all the edges will have a small curl, and with the blue and gray striping it has a distinct beach feel that is hard to deny. Look good on the boardwalk and be comfortable doing it. Club Monaco is having a sale right now so you can get this beach bum top for 45% off (with the extra 30% they are giving you at checkout right now).

Available on sale at ClubMonaco.com for $62 (on sale from $140)

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Indochino Navy Plaid Seersucker Blazer

Summer is for seersucker, and if we have as mild of a Fall as we did last year, so is most Fall (thanks, Al Gore). When you think seersucker, chances are you weren't thinking this, which is why we like so much. It's a more formal, less stereotyped seersucker blazer that has a formal quality the classic blue and white stripe design doesn't. This jacket is 50% wool, 43% cotton, and 7% spandex meaning it will have the structure of wool, the soft touch and breathability of cotton, and have some added stretch for when your evening out gets a little rowdy and you need to bust a move. And for those out there thread counting, you're looking at super 120s meaning it is for regular wear. Right now Indochino is having a summer sale with the code ENDLESS that is only on for another 3 days so grab this sucker soon.

Available on sale at Indochino.com for $280 (46% off from $520)

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Alexander McQueen Pocket Square

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Something from Alexander McQueen for under $100!? We never thought we'd see the day. Thanks to Mr. Porter that day (technically week) has come. This silk pocket square sports a classic navy, army-green (aka beige), and red stripe, with the iconic initials and recognizable skull insignias to populate the corners. The diversity of patterns throughout the pocket square makes it versatile, allowing you to show just the stripes, or ball out with the initials out and show it off a little bit. We suggest you pop this in a navy blazer, or give a some A. McQueen spark to a medium to dark gray suit. Sale ends at the end of the week, so grab it quickly.

Available on sale (50% off) at MrPorter.com for $63

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Miasai Hook Bracelet

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Paying $75 for a bracelet seems a bit ridiculous right? We thought so too. But spending $30 on a $75 bracelet, that sounds like a deal. Mr. Porter is having a huge sale on a ton of designer and other popular men's brands this week, and we plan on giving you some of the highlights. Which includes this Miasai hook bracelet, which is gold plated and made from a durable sailing cord. This bracelet is the perfect piece of flair that goes perfectly with your casual wear and your more formal blue suit days in the office. They say the devil is in the details, and women love a little danger, that must be why they always notice the small things. Give them something to notice, and balance it out with a minimalist watch to really complete your wrist game.

Available on sale (60% off) at MrPorter.com for $30

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Nike Air Presto Essentials

Summertime is the best time of year to explore your local city, touring around different bars and restaurants, adventuring to the parks with open air pop-ups, etc., all of which involve a lot of walking and standing. This makes it important to wear comfortable shoes that support your movement without making you look like a dad from Wisconsin, sporting some New Balance 506s. The Nike Air Presto Essential is a great sneaker that works well with any grayscaled (Black-Gray-White) chinos or standard khaki shorts, it has a really clean look that eludes to a more formal-inspired curb appeal while remaining breathable and comfy. We would suggest rocking these with any black, gray or white chinos or jeans, or khaki shorts like we mentioned earlier and any top that isn't brown.

Available on Nike.com for $120

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Brooks Brothers Quilted Jacket

Yes, the hottest days of summer are still to come, but prepping for the cooler night-time strolls through town is still in play. That's where this lightweight quilted Brooks Brothers jacket comes in. It's great for keeping in your car just in case the mercury falls lower than you expected and is the perfect outer layer for your summer camping trip. It has a three outer pocket construction (two hand and one breast), snap front closures, and a double vent in the back that can be snapped closed if the temperature gets too low. The outer layer is nylon, so it is mildly water resistant but not enough to warrant wearing in a downpour, so beware if you wear this as a weather deterrent.  Beyond all of this, the look is classic, and the cut is fairly modern, so you are sure to look damn good in it. You can wear this with almost anything, though we would suggest long pants at least.

Available on sale at BrooksBrothers.com for $137 (down from 228)

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