Let’s talk about beach essentials considering that the weather here on the east coast is warming up and summer is right around the corner. What do you typically like to wear on your own beach outing? Swim shorts and maybe a t-shirt, right? Well, those are the obvious picks but there are many more must haves for any summer day at the beach. We are kicking off our list with these linen shirts that you see above from Proper Cloth. Above, we feature the Baird McNutt natural beige Irish linen shirt and the Baird McNutt black Irish linen shirt. Both are custom made and feature a straight hem for a more casual look. The natural beige shirt features a banded color which is a must have for any mans wardrobe for the summer, or you can keep it classic with a the president spread collar. Linen shirts come in all types of styles and are always a good idea when it comes to being outside in the summer heat.
Next up, we feature two different styles of footwear, a pair of Bruno Magli sandals in black leather and a pair of Club Monaco Espadrilles in a sand suede, (these espadrilles are currently sold out so we recommend checking out these alternatives: Soludos men’s canvas espadrilles). Sand does get hot, I am sure we have all experienced the hot sand between our toes and it is not always pleasant, so sandals are a great idea for the beach or if you are wanting something easy to wear. Espadrilles are nice to have if you are wanting to go out to dinner or the boardwalk. They are comfortable and an easy upgrade to any outfit that you will be wearing out and about this summer.
Beach bags are self explanatory but the one featured above is from Banana Republic and we are loving the brown canvas bag. This one includes a zipper closure to keep out any unwanted sand on your beach days. You can shop this bag at Banana Republic or by clicking here.
Next on our list are a few of our favorite accessories which includes a fragrance from Tom Ford and a few sun glasses from Christopher Cloos and TBD Eyewear. Our go-to summer fragrance is Costa Azzurra from Tom Ford. This fragrance truly captures a great escape into paradise with its perfect combination of fresh aromatic and deeper woody notes. You can shop this fragrance at Nordstrom by clicking here.
Sunglasses are a must have whenever going to the beach or being outside on a sunny day. We highly recommend getting frames that are polarized which helps eliminate the amount of reflecting light that enters your eyes. There are so many sun glasses out there but Christopher Cloos and TBD Eyewear are at the top of our list for quality frames. Christopher Cloos offers many styles and have recently collaborated with the widely known NFL Football star Tom Brady. The featured styles above are Paloma – Bourbon and Paloma – Espresso. Last but not least, TBD Eyewear stands for The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear. Their frames are made in Italy and they offer custom, made to order, sun glasses. You can shop their full collection by clicking here.
Let’s dive into the most obvious beach essential, a bathing suit. Orlebar Brown makes quality swimwear and other beachwear featuring hoodies, shirts, towels, sandals, etc. The skydiver blue mid length swim shorts featured above also matches their skydiver blue hoodie which makes the perfect matching set for the beach. Hoodies are a great addition for those cool beach nights when the sun starts to dip.
Hoodies are one way to keep warm on those cool beach nights but what about when you are wanting to dress up to hit the boardwalk? We have you covered, don’t worry. Cockpit USA makes high quality jackets and they just dropped a few lightweight jackets which are a great alternative if you don’t want to throw on a hoodie. You can dress them up or dress them down. Remember gents, it’s always good to add pieces to your wardrobe that are versatile. The two jackets that are featured below can be shopped at Cockpit USA or you can check them out using the links below.
The Light Weight Tanker Jacket Z26E101 (Lightweight)
Seersucker Bomber Jacket in Navy Blue Z26D105 (Lightweight)