A Boi's Summer Style

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A Boi's Summer Style

Last night I was reminded by my best-friend that we are doing some traveling this summer. So I started planning the key pieces of clothing that I need to pack in order to hop from state to state without buying anything extra.

So here are some pieces I have selected to take with me this summer.

I think it's an imperative for every one to have at least two key pairs of jeans on hand. I prefer American Eagle's Slim Straight or Vintage Slim jeans.

Going along with the jean theme, I am planning on packing a pair of cutoffs, as well as my cargo shorts.

Because I do a lot of traveling during the summers I find having a cool pair of slip on shoes that can go with every thing is a must. If you read any of my last posts on fashion you know I love shoes and I tend to carry three or four pairs along with me.

Since spring began I have been wearing last fall's line of vans quilted collection.

During the summer I have found myself in situations where I've needed to have a nice collared shirt at the last minute. So I always carry a gray, white, and two other random colored polo shirts that match my shoes.

I know you might think I am a little crazy but having a long sleeve shirt to take along is a good idea. Especially traveling to northern and mountain states.

Last but not least I can't forget the head gear. Other than blocking the sun I think I just look good in them. I do prefer the NewEra 59fifty caps.

So what's in your closet this summer, do you have any must haves?

Comments [10]

Conlite's picture

Thanks to new luggage limits

Thanks to new luggage limits when travelling to Europe, I been trying to think up more creative ways to save space on a June trip.  Especially because I am also going to try to bring back a desktop computer Dad has built.  And because my sister just gave me 8lbs of gifts to pack along too.

The solution involves a lot of cheap disposable clothes from the salvation army store that may not come home with me, plus some undershirt Ts that I will give to Dad once I am done wearing them (since he likes the american kind).  So I will be making rather a grunge fashion statement in France and Spain - thank you Thomas Cook airways!

Robin Rigby's picture

When I went to HI last summer

When I went to HI last summer I took 2 pairs of cargo shorts, a pair of linen shorts and my linen slacks (just in case we went somewhere nice). Tees, a couple of polos, my hikers, my sport sandals and my suede topsiders.  And of course my boardshorts, bikini top & wet shirt.  I also took my Spam Museum baseball cap (even though I hate to wear hats) to protect me from the sun.  What more does one need on a tropical island?  If I was vacationing here in SoCal I would have thrown in a light sweater or my corduroy shirt for the cool evenings.  I also always carry this very old, worn & faded bandana with me which comes in handy for a variety of uses.  In this case to tie around my neck to protect from sunburn.

Tex's picture

Been done already.... and thank god not in Texas!

www.kooziebelt.com     The ORIGINAL KoozieBelt! by golly!

 EDIT: This was to FB-Tit below. I just can't seem to ever get on the bottom!

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Tex's picture

Thanks for asking!

www.altrec.com    Consistently best prices!

Summer traveling musts:

Keen shoes, Teva f'flops, Asics, Merrell hikers, and one pair of nicer sandals. Thorlo hiking socks when needed. I do not scrimp when buying socks for hiking.

Columbia shorts and shirts.  Absolutely on the long sleeve. I take the long sleeves that have a sleeve roll up tab. Shorts are hiking/cargo type with lots of pockets, loops, and such. One nicer outfit.

One set of long undies. Sleeveless tops for under the shirt - layers.

Except for nicer outfit, all my clothing is made from a Omni Dry or dry fit type material. Most have a UV protection built in and are wash and wear. You never know when you just might jump into that crystal clear water and take a swim.

Summer weight rain jacket and vest.

Full brimmed hat - I sun burn easily!

If you need a chaperone let me know - I LOVE to travel! Y'all have fun and be safe out there. I didn't get into the knives I carry..... hehehehe



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Kelly McCartney's picture

Green get-alongs

Check these kicks out: http://sanuk.com/

Just discovered them the other day in a surf magazine. Going to try some on tomorrow in Malibu.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

SMBrown's picture

I love Sanuks!  Have a pair

I love Sanuks!  Have a pair of funky flip-flops with bamboo footbeds (which keep your feet cool when it's hot out) from years ago that I loved so much I just had to repair 'em when they finally busted.

Tex's picture

Aloooooha, K-Mac! Well, maybe....

Nice site - those Sidwalk Surfers/Vagabonds are cute, but the things hurt my feet. Actually got a pair at Whole Foods in Austin a couple of years ago. Got the son a pair also - both hurt feets. They're cute enough to be worn with a certain outfit, but not comfy enough to wear for a long walk!

Never been able to wear surfer type shorts - got too many curves to pull off the boi look!

Be safe in Malibu - don't collide with a star - big smooch!

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Kelly McCartney's picture


Maybe you have weird feet. All of the reviews say how comfy they are. I'll report back. Not on an island just yet.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Tex's picture

Could be...but the last woman I was with said......

oh,never mind. Let me know after you wear them some.


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FrostBitTit's picture


The bugs are bad here - so layers for warmth and protection from the suckers and biters.  Sunglasses to shade eyes from the big, beautiful and bright sun.  And can you wear a beer koozie and call it summer fashion??  Maybe create some kind of belt with a built-in koozie - (Tex is going to have a something fun to say about that, I'm sure).