Essential Camping Gear

Who doesn’t love a bit of camping? Getting close to nature, sleeping on the ground, building a fire (well trying to build one). Summer is a great time to get out and make use of the weather (and lack of snow). So what exactly do you need to go camping? Besides the obvious like a tent, sleeping bag, light, food. There are tons of other items you need to be prepared for anything the wilderness can throw at you.

Buzzfeed actually has a great list of camping items you need including basics like water, tarps, camp shower, cooler, firewood, and more.

AeroBed PakMat
$114.99
Inflatable camping bed, perfect for any tent or under a sleeping bag.

Brook & Hunter Premium Mo-Tool Axe
$38
More than just a multi-tool, also includes hammer and axe.

DIY Solar Powered Cellphone Charger
$20
This is something you can buy or make on your own. If you love working with your hands, try making this charger which will provide juice for your electronics while camping.

DIY Camping Shower
Cost of materials
If you aren’t looking to spend a ton on your camping trip, try making your own camp shower!

Camp Chef Everest Stove
$117
If you’re worried about making your own fire, try this gas camping stove.

Men’s Blazer Types

Infographic from Real Men Real Style

There isn’t just one of anything anymore. There are different types of socks, different computers, different chairs. This is especially true for fashion. When you’re shopping for a blazer, have you noticed all the subtle differences in the styles? There are sport coats, blazers, suit jackets, those fancy cigar jackets, tuxedo jackets. It can be tough to figure out which blazer is which, and what you should be wearing for your next event. You wouldn’t really want to wear a tuxedo jacket to a business meeting (maybe unless it was a black tie affair). It’s a good idea to read up and see the different styles. The talented team at Real Men Real Style have created a handy infographic (above) to help show you the different types.

Mens Summer Fashion

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Summer is here! Well in Florida we don’t really notice a difference, we didn’t have much of a winter luckily. But with summer comes a change in attire. Men will start wearing more loose fitting outfits, shorts, boat shoes, hats and sunglasses. As a guy, what should you be wearing this summer? What are the summer fashion do’s and don’ts? We’ll walk through some of the basic clothes you should be sporting for summer.

Boat Shoes
Boat shoes are the quintessential summer shoe. They’re not just for boats anymore, but are more often seen on men wearing shorts. If you do plan to sport boat shoes, make sure you don’t wear socks! This is a definite don’t for these shoes.

Stylish Sunglasses
Now is the time to invest in a nice pair of sunglasses that will last. If you’re going for a classic look, aviator shades are always in style. Head to Sunglass Hut and test on a few pairs. Stick with dark colors like black and brown. Colors like white, orange, yellow stand out, but don’t fit a man trying to look sophisticated.

Bring out the pastels!
Don’t drab down your wardrobe with dark colors like grey, black, brown. It’s summer! Celebrate with bright colors. These lighter colors will also make you feel cooler in the sun. Go for some yellows, aqua, orange, lime, even pink if you’re feeling confident.

No ties needed
Summer is a time for relaxation. So undo that tie and let your neck breathe! If you plan to go out on the town, try going for a blazer and button down combo sans tie. Combine this with a pair of tan or white pants (if you can pull them off).

Roll up your pants
It’s summer, and it’s hot! You can roll up those pant legs just a bit during this time of year. Just make sure you are wearing shoes without socks like loafers. This style doesn’t look good with socks.

Jewelry for Men

There are tons of jewelry options for men out there, though it may seem like everything is for women. You just need to know where to look! Pinterest and Instagram are great sources of inspiration for style. Men don’t need to stick to just watches. There are bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings that men can sport with confidence. Here we’ll list a few of our top picks for men’s jewelry to get you started.

Lashbrook Rings
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These rings were made for men! They offer minimalist rings, as well as ones for those interested in baseball, the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

David Yurman

David Yurman has quite a few options for men including this leather bracelet. These can be worn casually or under sleeves.

Spine Bracelet (Etsy)

This brass bracelet looks stylish and is also minimal. It’s also made in the US. The item is sold by a creator on Etsy.

Whiskey Barrel Tie Clip and Cufflinks

Who says cuff links and tie clips aren’t jewelry? This stylish matching set is affordable and looks great! These are made by a wood worker named Donald J. Fuss.