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

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$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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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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Scotch and Soda Melange Oxford Shirt

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Every guy needs a good oxford. While this shouldn't be your first oxford shirt purchase, it is an awesome take on a closet classic. The white and melange (mixed) tan two-tone look is super summery, and what we will call upscale-beach bum. Paired with navy shorts or summer weight chinos, this shirt is the go-to for the twilight bar specials near the sand. This can also be a great top layer when paired with a tank or t-shirt, for a more versatile outfit choice for the days that last into the night.

Available on scotchandsoda.com for $115 

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Warby Parker Fletcher Sunglasses

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Shades are a crucial part of any beach look. These Fletchers from Warby Parker are a modern take on a more classic silhouette. These go perfectly with the Gnar Gnars we posted yesterday, and are the quintessential hater blockers. The all black option offers sought-after beach coolness and a formality that also makes them look at home on your friends yacht. Even if you decide these aren't the ones for you, Warbs offers free shipping and returns, so just send them back!

Available on warbyparker.com for $95 

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Chubbies Gnar Gnars Swim Trunks

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If you are going to the beach, then you'll need a solid pair of swim trunks that say something about you, but aren't so tacky they attract unwanted attention. These "Gnar Gnar" swim trunks from Chubbies are loud enough to get noticed, and designed to say "yeah I party good, but I like to do other stuff good too." With a distinctly late 80's/early 90's color palette, these will look great whether you are just getting to the beach and super pale, or live at the beach and look like too tan dan.

Available on Chubbiesshorts.com for $65 

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Stoked Charcoal Shaka T-Shirt

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Get Stoked! You're at the beach! Well, at least you are for our theme this week. This Shaka shirt is awesome. It's made by a surfing and outdoor adventure brand based in South African called Stoked, which was started by some buddies who want to share the stoked feeling adventure gives us all through reminders in our clothing. Hang-loose and keep your head in a beachy laid-back state with a shirt that emits the same feeling. Whether you're a true surfer, or just a sand cruiser, drinking a Pina Colada or a Corona in this T-shirt just feels right. 

Available on StokedtheBrand.com for $23 

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Bonobos Summer Weight Shorts

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This week, we are going beach themed. So expect to see some beach casual, and lightweight pieces coming at you over the next 5 days.

If you are going to wear shorts, you might as well get ones that don't make your undercarriage sweat like high schooler asking his crush to prom. These summer weight shorts from Bonobos are super light weight, providing ample temperature control and air flow for the hot and humid days coming this summer, making sure your boys are cool, and you are comfortable.

Available on Bonobos.com for $78 

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Frank and Oak Newport Hemp Chino Shorts

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Hemp? Can I smoke these shorts? Technically you can smoke anything if you try hard enough. The real question is should you... And that answer is a definitive no. You'll get way more of your money's worth if you wear them. Frank and Oak has released a new line of hemp shorts in an effort to be more environmentally conscious (Props to them). These hemp-based chino shorts are cool looking, and will keep you cool. The hemp adds an interesting texture to the pants, and environmentally friendly story they bring to your outfit adds an interesting topic to your conversations when wearing them. We like them in the olive green because they can go with both black and brown color schemes.

Available on FrankandOak.com for $69

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Bonobos Pink Driftwoord Check Linen Shirt

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It's time to move your short-sleeve and lighter-weight button downs front and center in your closet. This is inevitably when you end up figuring out that some of the shirts you wore last year are either pit stained and battered, or no longer fit. So in order to get your summer look on, in threads that fit, we are suggesting this linen button down from Bonobos. It's not too loud, and goes with all of the blues, khakis, and browns you have in your closet. It goes great with khaki shorts, navy lightweight chinos, or a well-fitting pair of jeans. Toss on some brown drivers, and a nice pair of sunnies, and you are one cool cat.

 Available on Bonobos.com for $88

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Penfield PACJAC Anorak

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What's an Anorak? Well, turns out it's basically a parka. In this case, it's a nylon quarter-zip rain jacket. This lightweight overthrow is the perfect rain protection to toss in your hiking pack, or to keep handy during the prolonged rainy season we seem to be having in the US. Complete with an adjustable hood to keep it on you head during a down poor, and a vented back for temperature control, this piece is simple yet effective. To make it even easier to bring with you, the entire jacket folds into its front pouch pocket, taking up less space in your bag, and your closet. And at an $80 price point from a classic American brand, it's worth it.

Available on Huckberry.com for $80 

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Nisolo Alejandro Woven Leather Slip-ons

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Find a good warm weather shoe made with leather is almost impossible. Sure you have your drivers and boat shoes, but they all get really hot, and not wearing socks is a sure way to get your feet stuck in them, your toes sweaty and your shoes stanky. Enter these woven leather Alejandro slip-ons from Nisolo. They are woven leather shoes that allow your feet to breath as you walk, while keeping a semi-formal beach aesthetic. These are the new beach town standard, and perfect for any light travel day when the external temps are hitting the 80s. 

Available on Nisolo.com for $178 

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Boden Lightweight Chinos

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Warmer temps are creepin around, so be prepared with some summer-weight chinos, like these from Boden. If you are a guy who wears shorts to dinner or nights out in the summer because jeans are too hot or your chinos are too thick, then we implore you to check these out as they will keep you cool, while pulling off a more polished aesthetic. Plus they good when dressed down with a t-shirt or up with a lightweight buttondown. Definitely an item to pack on your beach trip this year.

Also, we have a discount code for 10% off: T2Y5

Available on BodenUSA.com for $80 

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Club Monaco Double-Faced Dot Shirt

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If you are in need of a lightweight, summer feel long sleeve button-down that is at home at an outdoor bar with sunglasses and a lightly flavored cocktail then look no further than this double-faced dot shirt from Club Monaco. Made with some light weight cotton, and designed with an understated pattern that allows you to layer it or wear it straight up with the top two buttons undone, it is a versatile and easily worn piece. paired with some solid fitted khaki chinos or shorts, this will be a summer go to.

Available on ClubMonaco.com for $80 

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The Tie Bar Lavender Linen Pocket Square

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Spring isn't just a time for lighter colors, but lighter textures and fabrics as well. This pocket square form The Tie Bar embodies all of them. As the mercury rises, trade in your heavy wool and flannels for lighter cotton and linens. This light-weight lavender linen pocket square is a simple and impactful way to add some spring pop to you lighter gray, tan, brown, and blue suits. A pocket square that can easily become a go-to for your spring meetings, and even better for spring and summer weddings, so grab it now because wedding season is almost here.

Available on thetiebar.com for $10 

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Bonobos Summer Weight Chinos

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These are not your Dad's chinos. These chinos are designed to be ultra light and, should you select the slim or tailored fit, your legs won't go swimming in them like the business casual patriarchs of yesteryear.  They are the perfect bottom for nicer, outdoor occasions during the warmer months, great for the tee box, and they go well with your buddy's yacht and a fitted Polo. So if you have to cover up those chiseled calves you perfected over the winter months, you might as well do your best to not cause any unneeded lower body sweat and put on pants that are as thin as possible. 

Available on Bonobos.com for $98

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Everlane The Air V-Neck Tee

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We got a quick taste of what heat is to come this summer across the U.S. So in preparation, we wanted to give you a lightweight t-shirt that will keep you cool and serve as a great layering option for your outdoor excursions to both the dog park and a rooftop bar tour. These shirt are super thin, so you can show off how much you've workout this winter (right?). Plus, at 22 sheckles you could get a new fleet of light-weight shirts for under $100 and be set for the entire season. This shirt is perfect for pairing with a gray, blue, peach, Khaki, or white summer weight chinos and shorts.

Available on Everlane.com for $22 

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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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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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