By Kim Taylor
You’ll want to don red, white, and blue this month gents, so here’s a roundup of products that will render you hotter than a bottle-rocket.
Flint and Tinder’s clothing and products are made in America, so three cheers for that this Fourth of July. Flint & Tinder has everything necessary for the stylish man who favors local manufacturing and high quality: board shorts, premium cotton underwear, polo shirts, the lauded 10 Year Hoodie, a Captain’s Log, a rucksack, wallet, whiskey stones, button down shirts and much more. The Flint & Tinder look is decidedly rugged and refined, which translates to a sleek and durable minimalism. They obsess over details and make their products with care, right here in the greatest country on earth (cue fireworks). Definitely visit http://www.flintandtinder.com.
Jacks and Jokers creates clothing inspired by vintage playing cards from classic card companies such as Aviator, Bee, Bicycle, Maverick and Tally-Ho, and the result is a truly unique look. For tees, hoodies, sweatpants, and even glow-in-the-dark iPhone cases, check out http://www.jacksandjokers.com. Worn by Adrian Grenier, George Clooney, David Blaine and Swedish House Mafia and (fill in your name here).
Flash your red, white & blue Stance socks on the basketball court, bike lane, tennis court or hiking trail this month. The creative collections at http://www.stance.com will boggle the mind and there’s something for everyone, too: sports fans, musicians, artists, and anyone who wants to add some artfulness under the knee. These socks are crafted with premium cotton and include useful mesh vents.
If we’re lucky, we all know someone who has lived to a ripe old age, which means that button-down shirts could pose a problem. The elegant solution: MagnaReady shirts that close easily with embedded magnets, yet appear to be a classic Oxford button-down shirt. These are great for those who have disabilities, or for anyone who has been in an accident, or for anyone who simply prefers magnets to buttons. Available in a variety of colors, you can find them at http://www.magnaready.com.
Happy Fourth of July!