First off, we want to welcome you to the brand new Beau Outfitters online store. We’ve been working on this for quite some time, so we are extremely happy to finally share our company and lifestyle with all of you.
Our Field Notes will serve as the direct line for all happenings related to Beau Outfitters. From product reviews, to recipes, on location, events, you name it, we’re going to cover it. It’s our mission to not only present to you a great selection of products but to also invite you in to our world a little bit. We hope you enjoy!
We couldn’t kick it off with anything better than Independence Day Weekend. Happy Birthday ‘Merica! We all have long weekends ahead filled with healthy doses of the outdoors, beverages, and BBQ. Yeah, we are in peak summer, so feel free to cut it loose this weekend, but some basics should be covered. Think of this as your survival kit.
For starters, keeping drinks cold is key. This summer has been hotter than Hell already and the last thing you want is a scalding hot drink to go with it.
If you want to make sure things are ICE cold then look no further than Yeti. For mixed
drinks, go for a Yeti Rambler (30 oz. because ‘Merica). They will literally stay cold out in the heat all day and you can refill with the same ice cubes several times. It’s basic economics, really.
Go-To Beach or Poolside Cocktails:
Chase's Go-To: Goombay Smash (portions vary on user and time of day)
Sailor Jerry Dark Rum
Malibu Coconut Rum
Fasten seatbelt and proceed with caution.
Ryan’s Go-To: Tito’s and Soda
50% Titos Handmade Vodka
50% Club Soda of choice
2 Lime Wedges
If you’re sticking to beer or coke, go with the Yeti Colster. Same insulation as the Rambler and it fits a can or a bottle snug. If you’re trying to keep it casual and rep Beau Outfitters, the new Patriotic Beau koozies are pretty awesome and will keep your drinks “tasting like freedom” this weekend.
Functional clothes will make the difference this weekend. You want to be able to transition seamlessly from beach to bar, pool to restaurant, boat to house, without having to worry about changing things up. We’re talking quick-dry and sun protection.
A button-down fishing shirt is your best friend on weekends like this. It is defined by “going with the flow”. Don’t know what your plans are after the beach? Doesn’t matter, you’re set. We’ve got a selection from several different brands.
For a little more casual approach in the same ballpark, long-sleeve sun-shirts are another excellent choice. They will keep you cool with a lightweight stretch ploy material and protected with 50 UPF.
Final option for shirts are the stretch performance golf polos. These speak for themselves and are a must during Southern summers.
For bottoms, there’s only one way to go. AFTCO Original Fishing Shorts. They are our favorite shorts and a staple in our store. Introduced in 1989 for serious fisherman, these shorts are the GOAT. They are quick-dry Supplex nylon, stain resistant (made to prevent blood stains when fishing but works for everything), they come with a variety of pockets, including a side plier pocket that also conveniently fits an IPhone, and they come in great fit with a wide variety of colors. You can’t beat them and you can’t just buy one color. You can try, but it won’t last. They’re just that versatile. You can dress them up with a tucked in shirt and a belt, or wear them as just a swimsuit. They look great either way.
Lastly, if you want to show off your primary colors, we’ve got several red, white, and blue themed swim trunks that will help get the job done.
Stay safe out there this weekend and enjoy yourselves. Also, remember, mixing fireworks and alcohol is generally a bad idea. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
- The Beau Outfitters Team