Intentionally building a wardrobe that seamlessly marries form, function, and your quintessential personal style can oftentimes feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re the type to steer clear of seasonally-driven trends. Not that we don’t love a “moment” done in a strikingly bold colour, but when it comes to spring menswear, it’s important to start with timeless essentials.
While transitioning out of the colder months can leave one longing for a closet revamp at the first sight of blooming cherry blossoms, often a complete overhaul isn’t necessary, never mind sustainable or financially attainable. Conscious choices of high-quality, core essentials go a long way in building a diverse collection of timeless, well-loved menswear pieces.
Selecting high-quality essentials that mix seamlessly with your wardrobe’s beloved staples is a simple way to reinvigorate your style. To help you with this mission, we’ve selected five menswear spring essentials sure to leave you looking as fresh as the season itself.
‘76 Organic Cotton Cardigan in Feather Grey
The ‘76 Organic Cotton Cardigan in Feather Grey from Frank + Oak perfectly encapsulates the concept of a modern elevated essential (bonus points for sustainability – the cardigan is made from eco-friendly organic cotton). Boasting a slightly warm neutral tone, its mixing possibilities are endless. This seasonless essential easily pairs with your favourite crew neck tee, worn button-down, or functions effortlessly as a layering piece under your favourite denim or corduroy jacket.
Chelsea – Camel Hair Waxed Kudu
Pulling inspiration from a pair of vintage Argentinian riding boots, the Chelsea – Camel Hair Waxed Kudu by Viberg provides the perfect modern take on a timeless classic. Made from premium waxed kudu leather, these luxe boots boast a clean silhouette with a weatherproof exterior, making them the perfect go-to pair throughout the season. Easily worn with regular, cut, cropped or a folded pant hem, the style pairings are endless, leaving you plenty of space to experiment.
Blue Aloha Shirt – Vintage Broad Cloth
The classic button-up dress shirt has a place in every man’s wardrobe. With a fresh take on this staple, the Blue Aloha Shirt – Vintage Broad Cloth by Naked and Famous effortlessly elevates any closet. Featuring a boxy, short sleeve silhouette, accompanied by a camp collar and chest pocket, this shirt can easily hold its own while easily blending with a plethora of pieces. Leave it unbuttoned and open over a crew neck for a more casual look, or buttoned up under a cardigan or sweater on those cooler spring evenings.
Ginger Corduroy Bucket Hat
There is no question that the bucket hat has enjoyed a recent renaissance and for good reason. Donning an earthy ginger tone, this Bucket Hat by James Coward in collaboration with Mano Maker stands in a class all on its own. Exquisitely crafted from a medium weight, wide-wale Japanese corduroy, the hat itself says low-key, accessible luxury and can be brought into the fold to elevate even the most simplistic of outfit combinations.
701 Clarks in Core Essential Black
A much sought-after updated version of the classic “straight crop” from Kollar Clothing, the 701 Clarks in Core Essential Black remains the quintessential menswear black denim. Featuring a clean, sharp design with only minimal distressing at the bottom hem, this slim-straight crop provides the perfect level of wardrobe versatility, no matter the time of year. With a subtle amount of stretch, this pant provides a killer mix of style, comfort, and movement, all key elements we’ve come to know and love from Kollar.