The List: Get Ready for Early Spring with the Essential Menswear Picks for the Season

We’re going in-depth with a slim pair of new Levi’s denim and more spring style essentials today.

We’ve probably got a ways to go before it really starts feeling like spring, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start your search for spring style essentials today. And oftentimes, the best men’s spring gear should start with pieces you might normally overlook — like the slim black jeans from the Levi’s Made and Crafted line pictured at the top of the page. Which is to say, if you focus on quality basics, the rest of your spring style needs will fall into place — that goes for upgrades to your home bar and even the purchase of a new, stylish wool utility jacket. Without further ado, let’s look toward a new season.

Levi’s Made and Crafted 511 Slim Fit Denim — $168

A slim pair of timeless black denim from the Levi’s Made and Crafted line.

When it comes to making stylish men’s denim, Levi’s is perhaps the foremost American expert on the category — and it’s helpful that the Levi’s 511 here gets an added upgrade via the excellent attention to detail from the Levi’s Made and Crafted line. Wear these slim black jeans with an inky blue indigo denim jacket and a rugged short-sleeve henley this spring.

SHOP: The Levi’s Made and Crafted 511 Denim

Bespoke Post Parlor Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

A wortwhile way to upgrade your home bar.

You might associate this home bar essential with the depths of winter, but bear with me. Early spring is actually as good a time as any to upgrade your home bar — after all, spring and summer call for plenty of party-hosting and plenty of cocktails. The Bespoke Post Parlor Box has you covered.

Portuguese Flannel Street Shirt — $115

A lightweight flannel shirt to wear as a nice mid-layer this spring.

Now’s not the time to stow away your classic flannel shirt just yet — this soft flannel from Portuguese Flannel should prove reliable and warm through spring rain.

Carpenter Watches G1 Brooklyn Gent Watch — $825

A slim, dressy leather watch to wear all spring and summer (and beyond).

A refined, stylish leather watch works well, no matter the season, but the G1 Brooklyn Gent from Carpenter Watches seems well-suited to work with a khaki blazer and light wash denim this spring.

Todd Snyder x Champion Popover Hoodie Sweatshirt — $138

A bright, spring-friendly hooded sweatshirt from a famed design partnership.

Speaking of essential spring layers, consider this seriously stylish hooded sweatshirt from Todd Snyder x Champion — this is the type of casual hooded sweatshirt you could assuredly wear over your classic flannel shirt.

Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos — $98

The best chinos for spring? Certainly among them, that much is true.

Now, let’s pivot from slim black denim to a pair of stylish chinos for spring and summer — yes, the Flint and Tinder Cool Chinos are made specifically for warmer weather, and you can team them with a stylish hooded sweatshirt or a white Oxford in equal measure.

Arvin Goods Gym Socks — $12

Well-made, sustainable socks from Arvin Goods.

Hey, it’s not all about $825 watches here on the blog all the time — sometimes, you just need a pair of stylish, affordable socks, like this pair here from Arvin Goods. Wear them with your new favorite spring sneakers (more on those in a second).

Native North Utility Jacket — $200

Inspired by workwear and fit for the present day.

Because it’s going to be a while before it warms up well and truly, this stylish wool utility jacket is a one-of-a-kind option to wear with slim black denim and black combat boots.

Orvis Heritage Field Coat — $219

A tough field coat you’re going to reach for time and again this spring.

Speaking of jackets for spring weather: The Orvis Heritage Field Coat’s rugged style and legendary performance precedes itself. It’s one of the toughest field jackets you can buy, thanks to weather-ready waxed cotton canvas and features like reinforced elbows. It’s a coat that’s built for the field, and yet works in the city — I should know, seeing as I took it on a recent trip to Dublin and really can’t say enough about it!
SeaVees Legends Sneaker in Pig Suede — $72

A versatile, understated pair of sneakers for many a a spring outing.

Quickly, let’s talk about your new favorite spring sneakers — there’s a good chance they could be these very sneakers seen here from SeaVees.
Relwen Stretch Windpant — $188

Add these to your list of essential spring gear.

In keeping with the theme of gear to get you ready for wet and wild weather, these functional, stylish sweatpants from Relwen fit the bill quite nicely. Could they be your new favorite sweatpants? Maybe.
Astorflex Pantoflex — $155

Sleek leather loafers that’ll work for that first warm day of spring.

Nothing says spring weather and spring style quite like a pair of stylish leather slip-ons (able to be dressed up or down) from Astorflex, right? Indeed!
So as we get ready for spring (slowly but surely), which of the above picks tops your own list? For me, it’s still the Levi’s Made and Crafted line and the 511 Denim as shown above. Versatile, essential & timeless. Feel free to pop in the comments and let me know! Thanks for reading!
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