Freshness Grid: 4th of July

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There are few holidays that have such rock-solid associations as Independence Day. The mid-year, mid-summer event is marked by barbecues and fireworks, hot dogs and ice-cold beer. Dressing for the 4th is a no-brainer: keep the color palette patriotic and opt for pieces that have a built-in heritage, like pique polo shirts and a ballcap from Ebbets Field Flannels, the vintage sportswear brand whose sepia-tinged sensibility is a natural fit for July 4th.

[column width="48%" padding="3%"]1. J.Crew x Ebbets Field Flannels Ballcap Ebbets teams up with J.Crew on a made-in-the-USA strapback dedicated to the Salt Lake City Bees, a fixture on the Pacific Coast League and a farm team for the Chicago Cubs in the early '60s.

2. Warby Parker Downing Sunglasses A good pair of sunglasses are a must if you're spending the day outside, and Warby Parker's Downing frames keep things classic with circular lenses and a keyhole bridge.

3. PUMA Basket This special edition of the easy-to-wear PUMA Basket comes replete with embossed stars on the red leather upper and a celebratory red, white and blue confetti print on the outsole.

4. Bravo Scrambler Cooler Case This dual purpose camera/cooler case has a large main compartment to keep your six-pack cold and a durable 500 denier nylon shell that can take a beating.[/column]

[column width="48%"]5. Boast Solid Court Polo The American brand originally launched in the '70s when rebels dominated the sport of tennis, Boast was revived in 2012 with the maverick attitude and classic American aesthetic left intact. The iconic pique polo shirt is updated here with wrinkle-resistant performance wicking pique and an athletic fit.

6. Stussy World Tour Foam Coozie The streetwear pioneer keeps your beverage of choice chilled in inimitable style.

7. NEIGHBORHOOD Old West Bandana A multi-purpose accessory that fits plenty of Americana in a 20 x 20-inch square of cotton fabric.

8. Michael Bastian x Uniqlo Bush Shorts Ditch the khakis and go with an eye-catching red short that evokes a Chesapeake Bay clambake, even if you're at a rooftop cookout in Brooklyn.[/column]

Produced by: Dan Hwang