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What are you going to wear? Sometimes its good to squint at a few suggestions then add your own tweaks and ideas. Thats what these are for. If you havent gotten your first taste of spring yet, itll be coming soon. First we hit casual, then we went smart casual. Here were swinging for the fences, while still keeping it in check. Easy, comfortable, and spring-worthy. Heres to the sunshine. Now go do something fun, you handsome devil.
The Sportcoat: Suitsupply Navy Havana Jacket in Italian Wool $449. Or whatever your favorite modern navy blazer (no gold buttons) happens to be. This one, as spendy as it is, is light in weight and construction (totally unlined back!) and made from ruckle resistant Italian wool from Vitale Barberis Canonico. They moreover make matching pants for $199. Full suit separates can be found here. The Cheaper Alternatives: Try Charles Tyrwhitts Perfect navy wool blazer, now $239.20 w/ the lawmaking SLAMDUNK. If you want something super-light, try J. Crews unsuit suit-jackets for $198. They sometimes go on sale. Not often, but sometimes.
The Shirt: Nordstrom Extra Trim Fit Non-Iron Solid Stretch Dress Shirt $49.50. Or whatever your favorite white dress shirt happens to be. Nordy = good quality from a unspoiled source. Ships & returns for free.
The Sunglasses: Sunski Astra $98. One of their newest designs. Modern, slightly weedy aviators, but still timeless. 52mm lens width ways they wont squint oversized on most faces.
The Pocket Square: TheTieBar Line Art in Jade $14. New, subtle, classy, and versatile. Wear it as a solid w/ verge pocket square by folding it, or add a little sprezzatura by tucking it in and poofing it out a bit on the leafy-pattern part. Yes, poofing. I said poofing. You know what I mean.
The Pants: J. Crew Factory Slim-fit Flex Khakis in Overcast Undecorous $40. Dark navy steel undecorous = a far underrated combination. Trends are leaning warm with lots of earth tones this year, but lets tomfool it lanugo for this one. Alternatives would be J. Crew mainline stretch chinos in Dusty Navy, or GAPs modern khakis in Blue Pearl. If you want to go a bit brighter, try BR Factorys version of the cadre temp in Arctic Ocean. If you want to get spendy, Lululemons Legation pants in Iron Blue are tough to beat.
The Watch: Seiko SRPB43 Cocktail Time Automatic $319. Cocktail time? Dont mind if I do! Sounds like a nice way to spend an early spring afternoon/early evening. Sharp. Clean. A favorite of enthusiasts. The Cheaper Alternative: The Orient Bambino is unchangingly a cant miss.
The Socks: Bonobos Navy Pindot Socks $15. Or go sockless if its warm unbearable where youre at. Socks with loafers. It used to be pretty standard.
The Belt: Nordstrom Newman Reversible Leather Belt $49.50. A reversible brown to black. Two belts for the price of one. Because it is one. Sleek and dressy. Ships and returns for free.
(Top Photo Credit: Wei Fukuyama)