Stuff Men Want June 2012

Simple Sun
Summer is not just a season—it’s a state of mind. Grown men everywhere exchange stuffy business suits for polos and khakis, and skip office meetings for days on the green. With carefree living comes easygoing attire. Gucci’s white leather drivers ($440) have a versatile style, perfect for any occasion from Memorial to Labor Day. Shield your eyes from the rediscovered rays with Persol practical folding sunglasses ($360). Keep track of every precious minute with an Orefici Gladiatore chronograph ($695)—not that you’re rushing off for anything.

The Water is Fine
Stand out from the crowd when temperatures rise and waves of sun seekers hit the sand. Eye catching, vibrant swimwear will have every beach babe looking your way. Robert Graham brings his head-turning style seaside with Robert Graham Copacabana multicolored swim trunks ($128). If you want to make a statement while keeping it classic, opt for Orlebar Brown Dane water-print tailored board shorts in rescue red ($250). Add a Burberry sport watch ($395) just to prove you won’t have your time wasted.

Homeward Bound
Island living is paradise once summer blows in and the dog days begin. Beaches, boats and oceanfront dining are right in our backyard, but these luxuries are too often overlooked. This year enjoy a staycation at the sandbar you so fortunately call home. Pack your sunscreen and swim trunks in a Salvatore Ferragamo canvas duffel ($2,300) and head to The End for a long weekend (may we suggest the Montauk Yacht Club?). Tom Ford’s Adrian metal aviators ($490) keep your eyes on the horizon and Burberry’s check twill scarf ($375) wraps up late night beach bonfires.