Ray-Ban Clubmasters Review

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Weekly Theme: Summertime Swag

What completes the swaggerplex (patent pending) of any outfit? The hater-blockers. These clubmasters from Ray-Ban are the classic cool shades that have a little elevated style compared to the ever-common Wayfarer. If you are hitting the links, hopping on a boat, grabbing some coffee in 75+ degree heat, these are the sunglasses that add the right amount of steez to complete that swaggerplex feel.

Available on Ray-ban.com on sale for $153

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Jack Wills Houndgate Anniversary Sweat Top Review

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Weekly Theme: Summertime Swag

If you are into twilight strolls with your s/o, your fam, or you boys, the temps can dip quite a bit from the peak heat of the day. Sometimes long sleeves are too warm and a t-shirt is too cold. That’s where this houndgate sweat top from Jack Wills comes in. A terry-knit sweatshirt material in a t-shirt format that is perfect for the temp swing to keep you comfortable. Look great, stay comfy, and show off the work you did on your arms all winter long on the boardwalk.

Available on JackWills.com on sale for $49

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French Connection Color Block Swim Trunks Review

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Weekly Theme: Summertime Swag

If you want some character on your thighs, but also want to support the colors of our homeland, these are the swim trunks for you. These will look perfect on any US beach and are the perfect length to show some knee without exposing too much when you sit down. These color block trunks from French Connection are cheap go-tos that are great to toss in any go bag if you are headed anywhere near a beach or a pool.

Available on Asos.com for $25

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All Saints Seabreeze Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Summertime Swag

It’s time to get your swag gear for the summer. That means channeling the beach vibes for every occasion. This lightweight button-down from All Saints is all relaxation. The light blue and white color pallette doesn’t draw any extra heat, and the pattern spews beachtime chill. So go out in the heat for a drink, or even some errands, but look like you’re on vacation.

Available on Allsaints.com for $130

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Johnston & Murphy Gibson Penny Driving Loafer Review

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Weekly Theme: Memorial Day Prep

If you are still wearing docksiders, skip the rest of this review and click the buy button right now. Those old crusty Sperry’s aren’t it anymore. Step up your look and bring yourself out of the frat house with a solid driving loafer. These Gibson penny driving loafers have the “Man” look. If you are wearing shorts and aren’t going to the beach, these are the shoes you need. Be a man, not a frat boy. Just make sure you grab some no-show liner socks so you don’t blaster or ruin your shoes in 3 months from your foot sweat and gunk.

Available on nordstrom.com on sale right now for $90

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Rhone 7 inch Board Shorts Review

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Weekly Theme: Memorial Day Prep

Are you still wearing your board shorts from 2010? Chances are they are way too long, tattered, and don’t look great. Re-up on your swimwear game this year with new swim trunks made with high-tech fabric and designed to be a tad shorter. These Rhone 7” board shorts are ultra moisture-wicking and the right length to get those thighs a little sun, keep you cool in heat, and make you look taller than those 9 inch trunks of years past. Rhone has been crushing the activewear segment and they boast that these trunks are also perfect for motion-intensive activity, not just lounging in your tommy bahama lounge chair on the beach. These will be our spike ball uni’s for the summer - so the question is: Are you going to join our team?

Available on Rhone.com for $88

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Bonobos Limited Edition Short Sleeve Blue Calle Stripe Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Memorial Day Prep

Bonobos has released a limited edition shirt series that are all cotton-linen blends. In that fleet of newbies is this pop over, which is a style you will surely see more of this summer. This henley-esque summer shirt is perfect for the beach, beach bar, rooftop, day out, and everything in between. Bonobos makes it even better because you can choose your length so you aren’t swimming (or floating) in your new favorite day-time wearer. Up your summer feel this memorial day with the best new lightweight shirt, you’ll need the touch of linen with the early high temps we are seeing across the country.

Available on bonobos.com for $98

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Outer Known Nomadic Hybrid Stretch Shorts Review

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Weekly Theme: Memorial Day Prep

While pants are the go-to for going out when you’re in the city at night, you need day time leg coolers and beach-style bottoms to drink your orange crushes in all night long. These super stretchy Nomadic Hybrid shorts from Outer Known are made from recycled PET (polyester) and spandex making them light, super comfy, and environmentally friendly. If you are in need of some go-to shorts for the hot days off the beach, or the super warm casual nights out, these are our top pick right now.

Available on outerknown.com for $88

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Warby Parker Sutton Sunglasses

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Weekly Theme: Memorial Day Prep

Memorial Day is this weekend, meaning the unofficial start of summer has arrived. In honor of this most glorious holiday, we are getting you prepped for the weekend and the summer. So what do you need all summer long? Eye protection. Not only that, but eye protection that looks cool when the temps get hot. These Sutton sunglasses from Warby Parker give you everything you need. They have a more classic silhouette, are light in weight but still sturdy, and give off a beachy look that can also be worn with your go-to-work gear without being too casual. They are standard sunnies for the summer. Simple, useful, and big enough to cover your eyes without being bug-like. Steve literally copped a pair of them this morning and he is pretty smitten with himself. Be like Steve.

Available on WarbyParker.com for $95

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Bonobos Stretch Lightweight Chinos Review

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Weekly Theme: Daily Temp Swings

We’ve had plenty of options for the top, and now we have a go-to for the bottom when the weather is very up and down. Bonobos lightweight chinos are perfect for these kind of days. They are thin so they won’t get too hot during the middle of the day, and since they are long pants, they keep your lower sections covered. When you are on the move in the mornings or at night you’re legs tend to take care of themselves in terms of warmth, so you just need a layer to protect you from the wind, and some weather. These are those pants. However, if you plan on standing outside for an extended period of time without moving around, thicker pants like these may be a better call during the Spring and mid-fall night

Available on bonobos.com for $78

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French Connection Slim Denim Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Daily Temp Swings

A denim shirt is a great top to keep in your car, or bag when you aren’t sure about the temperature swings during the course of the day. THis shirt will keep you warm enough without overheating, it goes with just about any color shirt you’re already wearing, has a collar should you need it, and looks great when you roll up the sleeves. The only thing you need to worry about is throwing it on when you’re wearing jeans of a very similar wash/color- we suggest either going much darker or much lighter to keep the look from not becoming a denim tuxedo.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $53

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Frank and Oak Liam Water Resistant Bomber Jacket Review

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Weekly Theme: Daily Temp Swings

How could we not include a bomber in a layering themed week? This bomber is different than the rest because it is very eco-friendly. Frank and Oak have teamed up with 3M to make this jacket 49% recycled polyester. Beyond it making less of an impact on the planet, it’s also water resistant, so you don’t have to worry if you get caught a random rain squall. Paire with pants of your choice, and a cool graphic or pocket t-shirt.

Available on frankandoak.com for $149

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Scotch and Soda Contrast Stitch T Review

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Weekly Theme: Daily Temp Swings

There has to be a base layer somewhere right? A great way to minorly flex is to have a subtly awesome base layer that you only see flashes of detail in normal motion. This graphic T-top has a small logo on the front and isn’t too in your face or showy, and has the contrast stitch across the shoulders for a little extra detail to add something different. Where this under a bomber or cardigan and where it with black or khaki chinos with white leather sneaks like these.

Available on sale at Scotch-soda.com for $34

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Everlane Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater Review

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Weekly Theme: Daily Temp Swings

A sweater in May? Yep. This layer piece is a great way to ward off the morning cold while channeling your inner sunshine. Toss it on over a white or black t-shirt, or wear it by itself. This sweater is made of 100% cashmere, which is hard to find at this price, so snag it before it’s all gone!

Available on Everlane.com for $100

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Makersons Pin Wheel of Life Lapel Pin Review

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Weekly Theme: Interview Season

Adding a lapel pin that says something about you, or exemplifies an interest you have is an awesome way to build rapport and start up a conversation with your interviewer than isn’t all brass tax. Take this Wheel of Life lapel pin from Makersons for example, if you are into boating or the beach or anything nautical it can be a great way to hint at the topic without you having to actually say anything.

Available on makersons.com for $19

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Beckett Simonon Wright Austerity Brogue Review

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Weekly Theme: Interview Season

Shoes say a lot about a person, so when you are heading to an interview make sure you’re saying the right thing. Leave your tattered “nice shoes” at home and grab a new pair of oxfords or brogues like these Wright Austerity Brogues from Beckett Simonon. They have just the right touch of detail to not be “plain ol’ dress shoes” but don’t over do it. The toe stitching is an ode to a more classic design, and the calf-skin leather is soft and looks amazing in real life. A look like this oozes class and attention to detail. We like the Bordeaux color because they go with black, blue, and gray suits. Just make sure you have a belt that matches.

Available on beckettsimonon.com for $200

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Moleskine Classic Notebook Review

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Weekly Theme: Interview Season

When you’re heading into an interview, it needs to be a conversation. All conversations are basically an exchange of information, but this one is very important to retain, so bring a notebook to take notes and write down some questions you have before hand. This not only gives off the impression that you care, are diligent, and can actually take notes, it shows you are invested in the conversation. A Moleskine notebook like this one is perfect for interviews and daily work because you can customize the pages to be standard lines, blank, graph lines (personal favorite), or dots, allowing you to take notes the way you want. They are very minimalistic, don’t make more of a statement than they need to, and last a long time (depending on how often you use it).

Available on moleskine.com.com for $30

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Michael Kors Theroux Bracelet Watch Review

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Weekly Theme: Interview Season

Every interviewer will look for details that can give them some inking of how the person they’re interviewing ticks. That’s why details matter. Wearing a watch is one of the mental checkboxes many interviewers have that give them a “good feeling” about a candidate. The presence of a watch provides at least the impression that you care about time, because you are wearing something that is dedicated to the telling of it. We suggest that if you are interviewing in a suit, go with a metal-band watch. It is more formal and makes a slightly larger impact than their leather counterparts. This Theroux watch from Michael Kors looks professional, isn’t too big, and is a recognizable name. And in reality, many of these interviewers are just looking for familiarity so they can relate to you, and you to them.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $188 (on sale at time of posting)

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Tommy John Second Skin V-neck Undershirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Interview Season

It’s Interview season. Many folks are graduating and tons of companies are looking to fill up their new-hire classes for the end of Summer/ beginning of Fall. And while we’re sure you can handle your interview, we want to set you up for success. In that vein, we wanted to start with a piece this week that no one will see but will make a huge impact. Interviews are stressful, and when we’re stressed, we sweat. So fight the pit stains and the chest marks with an undershirt that won’t bunch up and will keep you cool. This second skin v-neck undershirt from Tommy John is designed to be longer so it won’t come untucked, is tapered so it won’t bunch up, and is made up of 10% spandex so it forms to you body and will retain it’s shape over time. In addition, it’s made of micro modal fabric so it will be super soft and have moisture-wicking properties to not let sweat pool on your torso, keeping you cool. The remaining calm part is up to you.

Available on tommyjohn.com for $43

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Boden Slim Fit Denim Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Brunchin’

Sometimes a jean jacket is too much for the heat we are starting to get in the afternoons in mid-late Spring. So go with a denim shirt instead. It has a similar feel, but with less weight. It’s a casual shirt that has a little class and it goes with just about everything else you have in your closet in the casual realm. This denim shirt runs a little long just as a heads up, but thats okay because its an over shirt and it looks great with the sleeves rolled up.

Available on bodenusa.com for $45

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