I talk a lot about putting looks together, usually around a particular event, and usually around dressier options. While I take that seriously, I don’t live in those outfits. So while I wear a sport coat quite a bit, I put it in the closet when it’s time to relax.
It’s Summertime, and the living’s easy. There’s more opportunity to chill out and while I like the casual feel, I still buy smart. Smart and comfortable. Ms. RCS tends to spring activities and errands on us, quick, fast and in a hurry. When I’m bumming around after work or on the weekends, here’s how I do it, always at the ready:
Line by line…
Flood Tide GCL Skiff Performance Hat: I really dig performance hats. I’ve got a bunch of white ones from golf courses and a cool one from Rhoback. I like the idea of adding a royal blue hat. Flood Tide does it right…
Poncho Carp All Mesh Cap: It’s all mesh. Not much more to say.
Club Pro Guy “Mexican Mini Tour” Visor: Don’t forget about your tour visor – especially one as cool as this bad boy from Club Pro Guy. If you don’t follow him you are missing out.
‘Early Morning Riser’ from The Sporting Gent: I’m a sucker for a pocket T. Call it the nostalgia from my old Fraternity t-shirts or whatever, but I always go for these on the weekends.
Onward Reserve Washed Pique Polo: It feels like a t-shirt, but has a collar. I like to wear these shirts as if they are a t-shirt and I don’t look too much like a hobo when we are at the taco restaurant.
Eddy Redd Big Chief Shirt: Probably my new favorite t-shirt. It’s a blend, so it breaths a little better. I don’t think I’ll ever go full-tech unless I’m on the water.
Southern Proper PC Shorts: Fantastic casual shorts with a great fit, an even better inseam, and enough structure so they fit like shorts, not cut-off sweatpants. Don’t sleep on navy shorts in the Summer – they work year round.
Marsh Wear High Tide Shorts: A new option from the folks over at Marsh Wear, these fishing shorts are also a great utility option. They fit well, and are ready for acton: chasing kids around, nap on the couch, or getting thrown in the pool. Always be prepared.
Patagonia Baggies: The classics. Top of the heap.
Havaianas: The best value proposition out there. These are almost disposable, but actually get more comfortable with age. I have some pretty nasty ones, but at $24 a pair, it’s hard not to replace anytime needed.
Rainbows: The go-to. All other leather-ish flip flops aspire to be these, as the fit is dead on.
Chacos: More heavy duty, but a worthy pair. Good for long days…they actually provide a little arch support. God I sound old.
What did I miss? What’s your go-to casual feel duds?
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