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.
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‘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.