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Get Great New Summer Style Essentials from Buck Mason

There are brands that you can reliably turn to each and every season to outfit you in classic style essentials. At least for our money’s worth, Buck Mason is one of those brands. With a focus on Americana staples done in a way that screams “modern man” and not “mountain man,” (think dusty, faded colors and pleasing washes), the below picks are enough to outfit you on as many summer adventures you can handle. With an emphasis on a reliable fit, exceptionally high-quality fabric, and easy wearability no matter what, the entire brand is one we appreciate — for an investment, of course. That being said, there’s no denying the quality of our favorite picks from Buck Mason for summer (and well, well beyond).

Buck Mason Deck Shorts $65
Buck Mason Deck Shorts
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Those cheap swim trunks you’ve been wearing? Toss ‘em out. The Buck Mason Deck Shorts feature the cut and look of your favorite pair of tailored shorts, made with sun-faded stretch cotton. We like the Vintage Charcoal option for the way it’ll let your your vintage-inspired Hawaiian shirt pop.

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Buck Mason Denim Vintage One-Pocket Shirt $105
Denim Vintage One Pocket Shirt
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A must-have in any season, this faded denim shirt is a reliable summer layering piece when worn atop a slub tee or a henley. We’d wear ours to a music festival for style that’s classic and reliable.

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Buck Mason Tennis Shirt $68
Buck Mason Tennis Shirt
Buck Mason

The Buck Mason Tennis Shirt takes the preppy staple to a new level — a much more stylish one, at that. Made with cotton pique, the slightly rebellious Faded Black color is our favorite. Wear it with khaki chinos or white sneakers … or style it with deep black denim, suede Chelsea boots, and a faded blue denim jacket. How’s that for summer style essentials done right? 

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Buck Mason Alder Twill Trouser $135
Alder Twill Trousers
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Can the same pants you wear to the office really work at the bar? If they’re the Alden Twill Trousers, that answer would be a resounding “Yes.” These lightly suede micro-twill trousers look just as cool with a white tee as with that new Buck Mason denim shirt you’re going to love so much. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? You be the judge.

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Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber $225
Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket
Buck Mason

Are you surprised that Buck Mason has knocked it out of the park when it comes to a classic silhouette like the bomber jacket? This time around, the brand has used a blend of Japanese cotton and nylon to create an easy-to-wear jacket that would look nothing short of outstanding with a henley and beat-up black boots at the bar on a chilly summer weekend night … or any other weekend this summer, for that matter. That makes it a worthy inclusion on any list of summer style essentials. 

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With all these summer duds, you’re going to need some summer footwear. Check out our guide to the best sandals and slip-ons to let you easily expose those toes.

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Calling all Chads, Brads and any other self-proclaimed lives of the party. There’s a new must-have swimsuit for you to “send it” in whatever’s left of this summer while icing your homies. It’s not a speedo, nor a board short, but an entirely new category of men’s swimwear that perfectly pairs with your mango Juul. Enter: the Brokini. The Brokini is a cheeky one shoulder statement item that not-so-subtly shows off your quarantine abs and … well, let’s leave the rest up to the imagination.

The Brokini comes in two playful prints: Bromingo and Fineapple. It’s the kitschy weekend closet addition, amid your Monday through Friday Patagonia vest and khakis, otherwise known as the midtown uniform.  For only $40 you’ll be able to attract the vulgar attention of your dreams and continue to “disappoint your parents” as the brand so proudly boasts, though it looks like a thorough manscaping is required to pull off this look.

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Kevin Hart’s New Fashion Line Strives to Make Athleisure Attainable
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Fabletics is a buzzy activewear brand, co-founded by Kate Hudson, under TechStyle Fashion Group, that until now catered to women seeking high quality workout wear at accessible prices. Newly launched, Fabletics Men has partnered with actor, comedian, and businessman Kevin Hart to make simple men’s activewear much more attainable.

“The activewear space wants to intimidate,” the Jumanji star, who has also invested in the brand, writes in a press release. “[It wants you] to spend way too much cash on complicated tech you don’t need. On overpriced labels. On streetwear that tries too hard to be cool. But at Fabletics Men? We’re going to give you exactly what you want at a price that won’t scare the hell out of you.”

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The Best Work-From-Home Jackets That Work Everywhere Else
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United States Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio famously appeared at President Trump’s early 2020 impeachment proceedings wearing a conservative shirt and tie, but — unlike his fellow politicos — he eschewed wearing a suit jacket. Apparently, it’s a regular thing for the representative. Perhaps it’s to express his disdain for governmental procedure, or perhaps, as President Trump himself has suggested, it was better to show off his wrestler’s physique. All politics aside, from a style perspective, the man comes off as being a bit too laid back for our tastes. We are not in the middle of one of “the Swamp’s” infamously sticky summers, nor has the nation’s capital adopted a casual dress policy. He comes off looking less well-dressed, and more undressed. 

It’s something to keep in mind for our own day-to-day. While many of us find ourselves in offices where a great-fitting dress shirt and trouser combo can both get us through the day and keep Human Resources happy, when it’s time for a surprise client visit or new business meeting, showing up in your shirtsleeves doesn’t bring the right level of respect and formality. When working remotely, the same rule applies: Nobody would be surprised if you showed up for your Zoom conference in a T-shirt or henley, but wouldn’t a blazer or lightweight jacket command a bit more respect? Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite menswear essentials— from knit blazers, chore jackets, smoking jackets, cardigans, and bomber jackets that will jazz up your work-from-home wardrobe, and enhance your on-screen presence. 
Knit Blazers
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