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With the Fourth of July only about a week away, we thought we’d give your packing a kick start. Be it the beach or pool, country or city trip planned, The Manual wanted to get your long weekend stated off right. Here are a few key pieces to motivate your packing process. #packingideas


BagsAmos – The Eli Weekender is Italian leather, lined in parachute fabric, perfect for a lightweight weekend.
Ghurka – Cavalier II maybe the ultimate in detail and design with durable canvas and fine leather.
Orvis – Bullhide-and-Canvas Weekend Duffle features a built-in shoe compartment.


SunglassesUnder Armour – Alloy, made with a combo of titanium & Grilamid allowing for strength and flexibility.
Warby Parker – Dean, the instant classic, goes anywhere and with anything.
Ray-Ban – Originally designed for U.S. fighter pilots in 1937.


ShirtsWRK – All cotton summer plaid, the ideal slim-fit shirt with shirt tail hem. Tucked or un-tucked?
Filson – 100% featherweight cotton, made for hot weather, but perfect for layering.
Freeman’s Sporting Club – Prewashed 100% Japanese cotton. The perfect summer shirt.


ShortsVineyard Vines – The Flag Checked Breaker Short is a 100% cotton garment dyed poplin, and patriotic.
Bonobos – A peached 100% cotton twill, with of course, the signature back pocket “peaking” pop of style.
Gitman Vintage – In a Bahia inspired print, these oxford weight shorts are a sure hit at any BBQ.


WatchesMiansai – Italian leather strap and a stainless steel case, Swiss made with American style.
CT Suderia – Stainless steel case with a silicon strap. Swiss made with Italian flair. #moltobene
Luminox – Suppliers to the U.S. Navy SEALs, F.B.I. and C.I.A., the Recon Pointman Watch is it !


TanksBurkman Bros – Color blocked and stripes in 100% cotton, great for wear paddle boarding or a nap on the beach.
Jungmaven – Made in USA of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Soft and comfortable.
Matiere – This 100% linen two-tone style elevates a tank to the next level of detail.


Swim-shortsAether – Made of microfiber, the Velcro fly and drawstring closure makes this fast drying and functional.
J. Press York Street – A navy & red appliqué stripe in nylon are a perfect pairing for the 4th.
Mackeene – With a patented magnetic closure, this Teflon coated fabric is soft and fast drying to go from the pool to the beach bar.


SandalsTretorn – The Solig Flip uses Swedish Massage TeknologyTM to give this classic, a new twist.
Original Penguin – With a soft thong post and cushioned footbed, a combo of color and comfort.
Teva – Nearly a 30 year old classic, the Original Universal is a durable and functional today as it was when hippies weren’t retro.

Tom Handley
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Tom Handley is a contributor for TheManual. As a professor of public relations and social media strategy at Parsons The New…
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