If “I hate pants” is your motto, then we have the shorts for you. Chubbies Shorts ($50) are the most “rad-tacular” shorts you will don in 2012. All euphemisms aside, these hyper-manly shorts are the type your dad wore on the weekends in 1981. While these shorts cannot give you grizzly 1980s chest hair or a Tom Selleck mustache, they will keep your thighs cool all Summer long. Get yourself a Chubscription ($199/4-months) and have priority access to all the new lines. Get them while it’s hot, these shorts move pretty fast.
Even if you can’t get away for a whole weekend, you owe it to yourself to spend at least one Saturday at the beach, and our friends at Saturdays Surf NYC have your beach necessities covered.
Ditch Pullover Hoodie ($108), The Deakin Sunglasses by Raen ($145), Chest Crest T-Shirt ($40), Polka Dot Boardshort ($75), Vans Authentic ($49), Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax Towel ($35), John Chino Pant ($118), Miansai Fish Hook Bracelet ($55).
We have a great deal of appreciation for young entrepreneurs who choose to pursue a cool company over getting a desk job. Pepsi Refresh winners Verde Styles might be one of the best stories we have heard thus far. What started with the “1 Tee = 1 Tree” project (they have planted over 4,500 trees!), has now evolved into a slew of earth friendly products, like Maboo Shades ($85). These hand crafted bamboo sunglasses come complete with 1.1 polarized lenses, an awesome bamboo case, and personal microfiber pouch. Support young entrepreneurs AND stay stylish this Summer. One last thing, we should warn you (by their suggestion) to stay clear of panda bears while wearing your Maboo Shades, lest you get mistaken for an afternoon treat.
When you have been making hats since 1895, it’s safe to say that you know a thing or two about your craft. The San Francisco-based Goorin Bros. Hat Shop knows more than a couple of things about the hat-making business. This family run company is “dedicated to the art of bold hat making,” which is evident in the incredible hats they put forth like the Ruben Gonzalez ($140), a hand-woven Panamanian with a traditional bow. The Goorin Bros. carry everything from fedoras to driving caps, so you are bound to find something you like, just remember to make a bold choice.
Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to start enjoying the outdoors. With help of the community at Svpply, we have put together this outfit to help you stay comfortable in the sun.
Alda Navy Jacket by Bridge & Burn($158). Illesteva: Leonard Half-Half Sunglasses from Opening Ceremony ($180). The Corporal Watch by Nixon ($200). Adidas ’72 Archive Tank Top from End Clothing (~$62). Chino Work Pant from Only. NY ($90). Navy Slip On Espadrilles from River Island (~$30). Paul Smith Leather Belt from Mr. Porter ($160). Patagonia Trucker Hat ($25). Paul Smith Leather Billfold from Mr. Porter ($225). Aerobie® Superdisc ($12).
March Madness is almost here, and the genii over at Bonobos have released one of the greatest pieces of modern throwback swagger since the cardigan. Bonobos Break Away Chinos ($98) are just like those tear-away Adidas wind breaker pants that you rocked in 1998, only you can wear the Break Away chinos in public now without looking like a vagrant. These pre-game warmups also come with “brockets” on the lining so you can take your bracket all the way to the Final Four, in your pants.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means Spring is right around the corner. If you need a lightweight jacket to knock around in, the anorak is the go to garb whether you are hiking or just hanging out. The Mountain Classic Anorak ($49.95) from L.L. Bean is windproof, water resistant, packable, and it’s under $50. Made from two-ply nylon, it feels like cotton and folds into the front pocket.
Do you want to be the coolest dressed dude at the office without sacrificing the comfort of your favorite pair of sweats? We thought so, which is why we recommend Dress Pant Sweatpants ($90) from the brilliant people at Betabrand. Made from French terry fabric, these dress/sweatpants have double-layer knee patches, belt-loops, pockets, and so much swagger that you will never want to take them off. Pre-order now, ships in March.
The only detriment to wearing a field watch with a nylon or leather band is that the band can wear and break over time. If you need a watch strap replacement, consider this HoldFast Gear Watch Strap ($17.99). It’s made from Kodiak oil-tanned cowhide and doubles as a key fob or cuff if you don’t want to use it as a watch strap. Fits best on a Classic Timex or Swiss Army watch.
If you plan on hitting the slopes in the next couple of months, you might want to stock up on a light-weight shell to keep you dry and warm. The TREW Soft Shell Anorak ($200) is a great addition to any man’s winter wardrobe. It’s light-weight (only 12 ounces!), water-resistant, and wind-proof with full-range motion and comfort.