Frugalista Gift Ideas: Trending – Birthday Boys of Summer

For the Fashionable and/or Working Guys

Martin Gordon Linen Twill Sport Coat –


Will he appreciate relaxed fashion? The Martin Gordon Linen Twill Sport Coat also keeps him cool when he has to dress up. With this sport coat, even the jeans below become dressy. Perhaps even some of the shorts.

  $80 (retail $325)

1901 Rigid Twill Blazer

Twill Blazer –

Alternate Product Image 1 Selected  He might prefer more rugged and relaxed. The 1901 Rigid Twill Blazer perfects the t-shirt and jean outfit. It’ll also work great with many of the shorts below. 

         $50 $99.50


Block Headwear The Metro Hat – amazon.xom

   Is he into styling and not simply style? OG’s* and young guys alike might love to sport the Block Headwear The Metro Hat (*old guys!)

Block Headwear Channing Trilby

He’ll channel Neal in the White Collar drama or singers Usher or JT with this gift. Certainly he’ll get admiring looks. 


Block Headwear  BONACKER Ivy

Bonacker Ivy –


Go to to check out over 20 hats/caps on sale, like one of the  summer Trilbys or the summer Ivys.      

He’s got (great) legs.

And he knows how to use them.Perry Ellis Shorts, Swirly Pattern Shorts


For the casual guy or one who that spends lots of time outdoors, consider some of the colorful, interesting patterned shorts of this season.

WearFirst Men's Belted Cargo Shorts at

WearFirst Men’s Belted Cargo Shorts –

$30 $90 (Tommy Hilfiger Golf Plaid Bermuda)

$59.50 (Rocawear Map shorts)

$40 $54.50 (Perry Ellis Swirly Shorts)   

Or the more conservative might prefer quieter patterns or solid colors.

$20 $45 (WearFirst Men’s Cargo)

Overdrive Men's Cargo Shorts & Belt at

Overdrive Men’s Cargo Shorts –

$22 $45 (Overdrive  Men’s Cargo -solid)

$30 $50 (Levi’s Ace I Cargo – several solid colors)   


Jeans – Trendy, Versatile, Classic

Is he more conservative about showing his legs in public?

Keep in sync with the summer trend: gift him with head-turning hues.

1969 slim canvas (garment-dyed wash)

1969 canvas jeans

Lucky Brand 'Classic' Straight Leg Jeans (Ol' Lipservice)

Lucky Brand ‘Classic’

DIESEL® 'Safado' Straight Leg Jeans (0807U)

DIESEL ‘Safado’ jean

 The 1969 Slim Canvas jeans come in 11 colors, from cranberry red to oasis blue to midland grey.

$25 – $30 $60 

Or is he also conservative about his jeans color? Or, the guy who doesn’t know or care about the difference between fawn and brown. No matter, classic jeans are always in fashion.  Perhaps the Lucky Brand ‘Classic’ Straight Leg Jeans or the DIESEL ‘Safado’ Straight Leg Jeans better fit his ‘Classic’ personality.

$49.49 $99 (Lucky Brand); $89 $178 (DIESEL) 

Levi's 511 Slim Jeans - Men

Levi’s 511 Slim Jeans


Consider the Levi’s 511 Original Fit Jeans for the Renaissance Man. GQ proclaimed these as the ‘go-to’ jean that complements a sports jacket as well as a t-shirt. 

Levi’s 501 Originals

$58 (currently B1G1 half off, online at Kohl’s)


For the practical, no-nonsense, classic, ‘everyman’ or outdoor guy, you can’t go wrong with the timeless Levi’s 501 Original. GQ classifies these as the ‘best jeans ever’ and notes that they last forever. In various washes, regular and Big and Tall.

$48 $64 (regular) $55 $74 (Big and Tall)


Check out  the great men’s jean sales at Kohl’s (various brands), Nordstrom (various brands and colors), Macy’s (Levi’s, various styles and fits, including shorts). 

For the Casually Stylish Walker                                                                (or the guy who simply loves comfort)

Men's Bahama Boat Shoe

Men’s Bahama Boat Shoe –

Whether he’s going to the office, working outside or headed to a summer party, he’ll need shoes for the season. Either of these styles complement the shorts or jeans above.

Men's Bahama Boat Shoe.

Bahama Boat Shoe – Red

The Sperry Topsider Men’s Bahama Boat Shoe is a classic that will look right with just about any summer outfit he sports. And he’ll walk in comfort.  $50 $65 (Boat Shoe, red canvas) $60 (various colors)

Nunn Bush - Regan

Is he an ex-hippie, or simply an emerging one? He might dig the Nunn Bush Regan sandal. it offers a rugged look with a breathable and cushy footbed.

You know who he is, but…

How do you determine the right size for your guy? 

Snoop? Clever queries? Or, already know?

Do share!


Happy Frugalista Shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. 

May you find the perfect gift.  


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