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.
Maybe Not #4: Nick Offerman gives his list of the 25 most American things you can do today. (Or any day you please. It's a free country.) [GQ]
If You Must Photograph the Fireworks: The photographers at National Geographic have some handy tips. [NatGeo]
Sound of the Union: There has been an impressive number of odes to each state of America—here are the 50 best. [Esquire]
Go Fourth: We’re taking a patriotic moment of silence on Kempt tomorrow, to allow you to get out there and enjoy all of the greatness this country has to offer (namely, grilled meats and lager) without missing us too badly. We'll see you back here on Thursday, singed eyebrows or not.
We’ve already got our weekender bag packed, but before we hit the road, we wanted to leave you with a few gorgeously patriotic images to hold you over till Tuesday (when we’ll be resuming our regularly scheduled handsomeness).
Here’s to three days of unadulterated sunning, funning, barbecuing, adult beveraging and reflecting on freedom (and the sacrifices that’ve been made to protect it). Enjoy the long weekend, everyone.
We’ve got a few quintessentially American holidays lined up: Memorial Day this weekend, Fourth of July, and of course, we couldn’t forget June 14. (Flag Day.) All of them ripe for white bucks, barbecuing and showing your patriotism.
Naturally, for a man of style, not just any star-spangled shirt will do—which brings us to this flag-speckled specimen of American-made shirting from DC-based upstart Read’s Clothing Project. It’s another exclusive from our friends over at UrbanDaddy Perks (you might have noticed them stepping up their style game big lately), so it’s more than likely you’ll be the most dapper patriot in town.
If the 4th of July weekend has reminded you just how few red-white-and-blue sweaters you own, we’ve got good news: Thom Browne’s Black Fleece is on sale through the 5th, with as much as 40% off in places. These are two of our favorites so far, but if you felt a sudden urge for a patriotic linen scarf, they could probably hook you up.