Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick-off for summer, and you'll want to get out and enjoy the weather while you can, as this summer is expected to be hotter than usual. Grill masters will be brushing off their favorite recipes, while the rest of us will get busy doing nothing, preferably in shorts and a comfortable pair of sandals. Our latest installment of the Freshness Grid will have you ready to tackle the long weekend.
visvim Kahuna Floral-Print Shirt ($490)
This breezy short-sleeve shirt has vintage throwback appeal, featuring a camp collar and retro-inspired floral print. Pair with shorts and a fruity cocktail.
WTAPS Commander 01 Cap ($109)
Not only does this made-in-Japan cap sport versatile good looks, the cotton twill fabrication is treated with fire-retardant Proban, just in case you get too close to the barbecue pit.
Norse Projects Aros Twill Shorts ($115)
All the thing you want in a go-to pair of summer shorts: a lightweight and breathable cotton fabrication, durable button-fly construction and an overdyed finish that gets better with age.
Saturdays NYC "Mitsu" Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses ($295)
Made exclusively for MR PORTER, these shades from Saturdays NYC offers a classic rounded silhouette in an eye-catching tortoiseshell finish. Handmade in Japan, the frames are built with premium acetate with exposed hardware.
Jack Spade Clarkson Stainless Steel Watch ($528)
A diver's watch with sporty appeal, thanks to the multi-colored dial. It's versatile enough that you can wear it at the cookout or inside the conference room.
NikeLab Benassi Lux Slide ($100)
A luxurious take on Nike's Benassi slide, this NikeLab iteration features a leather build and a can't-miss black and white color scheme.
SteakChamp Ultimate Steak Thermometer ($59.95)
Nothing ruins a good cut of meat like overcooking. Make sure it doesn't happen to you with a good steak thermometer.
Filson Apron ($75)
If you're wearing a visvim shirt over a grill, you're going to want protection. Leave the novelty prints to the amateurs and stick with this workmanlike number in Filson's signature Antique Tin Cloth.
Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill ($49.99)
For city dwellers who don't have the luxury of wide open spaces, this portable charcoal grill is the ideal solution. The available 160-square-inches of cooking surface belies its compact frame, which is solidly engineered with no nuts or bolts.
Filson Orca Green 20 Cooler ($239.99)
How important is it to keep your drinks cold during your cookout? Important enough that you should invest in a cooler that will keep your ice and beverages cool for up to ten days.
Picnic Time 18-Piece BBQ Tool Set ($43.00)
"Tool set" is right. This is a comprehensive arsenal of every instrument you need to prepare hot dogs, burgers, steaks or vegetables, built with stainless steel and wood handles in a convenient carrying case.