Loafers, no socks. This is my footwear of choice, although I occasionally go for sneakers or more formal options, loafers are the summer stand-by. They go great with both pants and shorts and sockless is the only way to go. I prefer the full strapped loafers, but penny loafers, driving shoes and many other variations work as well.
Seltzer. I used to be a big soda drinker, pre paleo, but now I get my carbonation fix from seltzer water. Zero calories, ice cold, and refreshing on a warm day. Many people prefer the imported Pelligrino, but I really like Poland Springs, especially the lime and mandarin orange flavors.
Vineyard Vines neckwear. Bright colors, summery motifs, these are my favorite summer ties.
Patagonia Standup shorts. I am a pretty big Patagonia fan in general, and the stand up shorts are possibly my favorite item. They are designed for climbing, with the big pockets, but I think they look great and the fabric is incredibly thick.
Leatherman Ltd Motif Belts. Leatherman makes affordable belts and are a product of Connecticut! I prefer the nautical, sport, or fishing patterns, these are great summer belts.
Tennis. I have recently picked up playing the sport, as a result of my wife taking classes. We both have improved dramatically, and it is really a great competitive past time for us now.
Duffle Bag. Duffle bags are essential for a weekend getaway to Cape Cod, Maine, the Hamptons, Narragansett or any of the other great summer getaway locations near by. Luckily Red Clay Soul, a blog I really like, written by a guy out of Charleston, gave a great rundown on duffle bags recently, and I urge you to check it out!
Check out other ATL Essentials posts.