Hot Stuff for Summer

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    JACKET
    Ralph Lauren’s Princeton Sport Coat is made of soft, breathable cotton chambray, a hardworking fabric introduced back in the early 19th century. And while the material is casual, the fit is tailored and slim, giving it a dressy edge. Try it with a pair of old-school dark khakis. $375; ralphlauren.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    CARTRIDGE BAG
    Barbour knows how to design a bag that pulls double duty in the field and on the street. Made from fine leather and built for years of rugged use, it has convenient pockets that can be stuffed with shells or your lunch. $209; barbour.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    CUSTOM LURES
    Need to convince a finicky fish to bite? Try the Boca Bite from Hall Em In Lures in Orlando, Florida. Handmade by father and son team Fred and David Hall, the Boca Bite will dupe just about anything from redfish to tarpon. $16–$125; halleminlures.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    TROUT NET
    Sam Lacina’s wooden landing nets remind us of an era when sporting equipment was as beautiful as it was functional. This design is made from American black walnut and box elder, but Lacina works with thirty hardwoods, often adding signature details like elk-horn caps and intricate engraving. $160 and up; flyfishingnets.net

    Brian Woodcock

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    SNAKE BOOTS
    When the weather warms up, slide into these tough Aged Regina snake boots by Chippewa. Two layers of thick leather keep snake fangs from penetrating through to your skin while the handsome construction outshines other practical-but-plain designs on the market. $268; chippewaboots.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    THROW PILLOWS
    North Carolina’s newly launched fabric house, Parlor Textiles, is already rolling out a pillow collection. Each of the five styles designer Angela Clinton came up with is sewn using her breezy patterns, which take their cues from India and are printed on an eco-friendly blend of certified organic cotton and hemp. Throw two or three on a long bench for an infusion of subtle, summery color. $75 (fillers not included); parlortextiles.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    OTTOMAN
    This Drum Outdoor Ottoman designed by North Carolina interior designer Cindy Smith for Lee Industries is made to weather the elements. Use one to hold a cocktail beside your favorite garden chair. $546 each; leeindustries.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    CHANDELIER
    Light up your next garden party with the Cambridge chandelier by HomArt. The convenient hook at the top is easily attached to a sturdy tree branch—all you have to do is light the candles and enjoy. Just remember to blow them out. $96; areohome.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    GARDEN TOOLS
    These handmade garden tools from Terrain bring high style to digging in the dirt. And they’re not just pretty: The long-wearing copper blades will tolerate years of weeding and planting. Hoe, $68; trowel, $54; weeder, $54; shopterrain.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    POTS
    Like his father, potter Ben Wolff makes beautiful garden containers by hand. We’re fans of his chalky black Woodville and soft white Scallop designs. Fill them with something delicate, like maidenhair ferns. $8–$60, depending on size; benwolffpottery.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    HAMMOCK
    Sure, rope hammocks are nice, but we’re partial to this striped cloth version from the Pascagoula, Mississippi–based company Magnolia Casual. It has the look of something straight out of a laid-back 1920s beach house—only it’s made of tough outdoor fabric that won’t mold, mildew, or stain. If things get rowdy and you spill your margarita, it’ll be good as new with a quick spray of the hose. $139 (with pillow); magnoliacasual.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    WHISKEY STONES
    Boozing Scandinavians have used rocks to chill their scotch for about as long as they’ve been drinking it. Now Americans are trying their hand at it with whiskey stones made from soapstone. $60 for a set of six (glasses included); teroforma.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    BOTTLE OPENER
    This fish-scale-motif bottle opener from Jayson Home & Garden adds a shot of style to any entertaining spread—from a formal, dark wood bar to a warm-weather tailgate—and it cracks open a beer pretty well too. $16; jaysonhomeandgarden.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    RUNNER
    Charleston, South Carolina, artist Michael Moran handcrafts beautiful wood furniture, but he also makes miniature versions of his designs for the table. His black walnut runners are the perfect places to display dishes of almonds and olives or whatever else you want to show off during a party. $150; michaeljamesmoran.com

    Brian Woodcock

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    CARAMEL CORN
    What’s not to like about a snack called Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn? This salty yet sweet treat is the brainchild of confectioner Ginna Haravon, who developed the recipe when she needed the right thing to take to a party. Opt for the 24-ounce Pig Out package if you’re feeding a crowd. $34; saltedcaramel.net

    Brian Woodcock

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