$190 / $95
Beams Plus is lauded amongst men's style aficionados as one of the Japanese brands that really understands what makes American style so great. Drawing on preppy-inspired essentials, it adds nuanced details and precise fits that hit the nail right on the head. The resulting clothes are simple enough for any guy to wear, but still offer up enough to please even the most discerning eye. Take these cotton-twill shorts for example. Cut in a straight leg, these stop just above the knee, with an all-over paisley print that's versatile enough to be worn with a patterned popover or solid polo shirt. The peached navy wash adds a broken-in feel and details like a watch pocket and striped lining on the waistband separates them from the pack. They're a pair of shorts that are made much better than most pants—and that's saying something. At half off during Mr Porter's awesome semi-annual US sale, we doubt they'll be available for much longer.