Red, White and Blue

The Fourth of July is so close, we can nearly taste it.

And we’ve always been of the mind that when it comes to dressing for the most patriotic day of the year, you’ve got permission to get loud. Therefore, to fully commit to the spirit of the day, we’ve rounded up your finest options for donning an all red, white and blue kit—made entirely in the good old US of A, naturally.

Herewith, your guide to dressing for the Fourth of July.

Bow tieThe Bow Tie: If you’re going for a tie, we like a bow tie—for the obvious well-dressed reasons, but also because there’s less chance a bow tie will catch fire when you’re lighting fireworks—like the above from the North Carolina upstarts turning out all-American ties, belts and polo shirts, Collared Greens.

Tie dyeThe T-Shirt: Here’s your answer for the good old-fashioned backyard BBQ: Sleepy Jones’s Rocket Pop shirt. (Made in America. With artificial flavoring, just like the patriotic pop.)

ShirtsThe Button-Down Shirt: The go-anywhere button-down to throw on as the evening progresses: Taylor Stitch’s California-made Independence Plaid shirt.

ShortsThe Shorts: We’ve been fans of Left Field’s Angus Young shorts for some time now—thanks to their spot-on length—and they’re made in LA. We’re partial to the “don’t tread on me” red. (They also come in chino form, for the shorts-averse.)

SneakerThe Sneakers: If you’re only going to wear one brazenly patriotic item, make it a pair of these New Balance 996 American flag sneakers that are making the rounds at select retailers.

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar