[CURATED] 2016 Summer Essentials for Men

2016 Summer Essential Men
2016 Summer Essential Men

In lieu of creating that perfect summer body, loving and vibing, men might find it harder to track down pieces that express their summer flavor. So I’ve tracked down some key summer essentials for the 2016 savvy man, with the help of a man of course. We’ve narrowed down some basic staples and some splurge worthy summer essentials.

When I think of a man in the summer, a couple of things come to mind: scent, style and body.

For scents try Replica a product that can be found at retailers like Sephora and let the fresh, clean notes of basil, lavender, tonka bean, and white musk evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—a visit to an authentic barber shop.

At the Barber's by Maison Margiela
Replica At the Barber’s by Maison Margiela

In the summer I think a man should have a signature scent like wood and sunset. As Askmen.com writes in their piece on the best woodsy colognes, wood is one of “earth’s many natural resources, and carries the most charming aroma, triggering a series of olfactory sensations in our system once inhaled.” It’s the perfect time to upgrade your seasonal scent to something more potent and refreshing, something that lingers, something hot and sexy.

The Motley Palo Santo is what gives you just that, as described on their cologne site the signature scent has “deep smoky wood notes, with a hint of suede and sweetness that make this fragrance bold and intriguing. Suede adds a warm sensuousness.” Grab your bottle, like yesterday, because summer is fast approaching!

The Motley Palo Santo Cologne
The Motley Palo Santo Cologne

Now that you have got your scents covered, I caught up with Aristokrat Records’ DJ Bally who made some recommendations for 2016 summer essentials for men for tech, music and style.

  1.  Gadget: Amazon Echo is your fix for Siri, Ask Alexa can tell you everything from what traffic route to avoid to playing your favorite workout song!

    Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo
  2. Music: Amir Obe gives your all the feels happening in the grey area with his conversational lyrics with relate-able, progressive and melodic beats.

    Amir Obe: Happening In The Grey Area EP
    Amir Obe: Happening In The Grey Area EP
  3. Movie: Warcraft, this fantasy film featuring humans and Orcs, allows you to release your inner geek and gamer. Watch this film with bae on a Netflix and Chill night.

    Warcraft
    Warcraft
  4. Gadget: Headphones Hifiman- 400i, turn the music all the way up

    Hifiman 400i
    Hifiman 400i
  5. Accessories: Rayban Avaitors Full Color

    RayBan Aviators Full color
    RayBan Aviators Full color
  6. Sandals: Zara open sandals

    Zara Open Sandals
    Zara Open Sandals

That wraps up our list of summer essentials gift yourself, or ask your girl to gift you one or all of the items listed above and you won’t regret it!

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Dj Bally
Dj Bally

Nigeria’s most electrifying DJ, DJ Bally is the genesis of a new breed of DJs coming out of Africa. A remarkable mixologist, he delves heavily in the production and engineering of mashups, remixes and original tracks mostly in the EDM genre. He also hosts a weekly online podcast called “Ballystic Radio” where he plays and speaks about all the latest music in all the various sub genres of electronic music today.

There is a revolution occurring for DJs in the African music scene and DJ Bally stands out at the forefront of that revolution.