At first glance, a camp collar shirt may seem like any other short sleeve button up shirt. But unlike the more common ocbds originating in Europe that you're used to, the camp collar came to the US by way of South America.
Camp collars have a completely unstructured collar that lays flat and features an extra bit that gives the whole thing a look reminiscent of a notch lapel suit jacket. An interesting dichotomy, considering camp collar shirts are some of the most casual of the button up shirt options.
To avoid the bowling or aloha look, look for options offered by brands that focus on modern fits. A camp shirt is looser fitting by design, but you still want to avoid the Guy Fieri aesthetic. Stick to solids or minimal stripes with a vintage vibe.
Taylor Stitch's Adventure Shorts have the slim, above-the-knee cut of regular chino shorts with a bunch of add-ons for getting the most out of summer's long days.
The Adventure Shorts are coated with the same water-repellent finish as rainwear and have drain holes in the pockets. Comfort features include spandex mixed into the cotton / nylon fabric and elastic on the back waist.
Traditional espadrilles trace their heritage all the way back to the 1300s in the western Mediterranean. Fast-forward to the 20th Century and men of style like Connery's James Bond or Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice show normal guys like us what a great casual alternative to flip flops can be.
These London-designed, Portugal-made espadrilles from Mulo are spliced with sneakers, improving comfort and longevity from the traditional jute rope sole
Ray-Ban's Rb3548n hexagonal sunglasses are a welcome hybrid design of their classic tear drop aviators and our long-time favorite square frame aviators worn by helicopter pilots and plenty of movie characters.
Automatic Field Watch
There's a reason Seiko appears on our Best Watch Brands by Price guide. The Seiko 5 SNK809 is considered by many in the watch-loving community as the best bang-bang-for-your-buck automatic under $100. The stainless steel 37mm case looks good on any sized wrist and features a hardflex crystal to fend off scratches.
Use any 18mm watch strap like a leather NATO and you can multiply the styles you can get out of it.
Finish the Look
No Show Socks: Amazon, 6 / $14
American-made Weekender Bag: Steele Canvas, $115
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