From the end of March until the middle of September, my life is taken over by the boys of summer! So when it comes to our Summer in the South series, we couldn’t leave out our handsome beaus.
A. Try offsetting a classic navy button-down with unexpected soft red pants.
B. Too flustered to remember what to pack? This dopp kit’s illustrations make it a no-brainer.
C. Wedding planning? You’ll inevitably be dragged into some late-night, last-minute DIYs. This Baxter of California cream will keep your under eye bags and circles in check for the big day.
D. Bow ties are a must in the summer. Wear yours on the floral side, and the groomsmen on the chambray for a coordinated look that isn’t matchy-matchy.
E. Firing up the grill is dirty work. Give each groomsman a bar of Rocky Top Soap Shop soap to put their briquettes on cleanup duty before their walk down the aisle.
F. Don’t let glaring rays cause you to squint in every candid shot. Warby Parker takes the classic aviator shape and gives it a modern update in navy.
G. Keep track of to-dos, write and re-write vows, and leave notes with these convenient J. Crew notebooks.
H. Get physical without breaking a sweat with a classic lawn game from Amish Avenue.
I. These derby shoes from Walkover will make you want to go sans socks year round.
J. Add 8oz of Kentucky bourbon to traditional peach iced tea for a cool, guzzle-inducing drink.
Y’all are going to have mighty handsome gents, aren’t you? Thanks for your advice, Darren!