This is the easygoing, laidback hoodie that’s actually quite the upgrade over your standard hoodie.
If at first it feels odd to see a hooded sweatshirt at the top of this post — it’s nearly May, after all — well, bear with me. Today’s list of men’s style essentials makes complete and total sense, I swear. The hoodie in question comes from Flint and Tinder, and it’s the perfect layer for breezy spring days and nights. In fact, most of the new men’s gear in today’s post serves a dual purpose: That of style AND functionality for spring. With that in mind, we’re highlighting picks from the likes of Need Supply Co., a retailer that comes through with premium, slightly more elevated takes on men’s classics from brands like A.P.C.and Common Projects. Check it out yourself below.
Flint and Tinder French Terry Pullover Hoodie — $88
A new classic, made with care by Flint and Tinder.
Uniform Wares Rose Gold Leather Dress Watch — $700
An exceptional, highly stylish leather dress watch you can wear in any season.
The great thing about an investment-level watch — like this Uniform Wares watch — is the timeless style and versatility you get from it. This handsome leather dress watch is suitable in any season, but particularly this spring; try it with a khaki cotton suit or with your favorite T-shirt.
Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $319.99
The toughest pair of quality boots your money can buy.
A.P.C. Petit Standard Jeans — $210
A crisp, classic pair of slim blue denim from A.P.C.
Clarks Beeswax Wallabees — $135
A timeless classic on the men’s footwear front.
A classic, casual sweater from the makers of your favorite denim.
Common Projects Original Achilles Low — $411
In looking through the digital archives of this site, I’m not sure I can say we’ve ever recommended Common Projects
. But in these trying times, stylish leather sneakers
can pass for dress shoes when worn the right way (with slim tan chinos, a white Oxford and a navy blazer). With that in mind, the Common Project Achilles
is an investment-worthy winner.
Status Audio BT One Wireless Bluetooth Headphones — $120
The coolest pair of Bluetooth headphones your money can buy.
Whenever I travel, I’ve simply got to bring along a pair of stylish Bluetooth headphones
— kind of like the Status Audio BT One
. No, exactly like these. They’re affordably priced, yet engineered to deliver crystal-clear sound without the hassle of cords.
Rogue Territory ISC Work Shirt — $210
A crisp, tough overshirt made for spring layering.
Remember: Just because it’s spring, doesn’t mean you should put away all your rugged overshirts
just yet. This one from Rogue Territory
makes for perfectly minimal styling atop a classic pocket tee. Speaking of classic pocket tees …
UNTUCKit Garment-Dyed Pocket Tee — $39
The classic pocket tee that’s comfortable enough to wear all summer.
I’d wager you know UNTUCKit
from the brand’s commitment to making perfectly fitting casual shirts — and that same approach also extends to this super-soft garment-dyed pocket tee. It’s the ideal summer T-shirt
when worn with tan chinos and white canvas sneakers, especially in the Ozeki Teal color, and it looks great … untucked. It’s the type of tee worth investing in.
VANS Authentic Sneakers in Black — $50
Stand out in subtle style with these classic sneakers.
Jack Henry Clay Pomade — $22
A cool new way to upgrade your haircut this season.
So, you’ve got your new spring sweater and a pair of the best men’s sneakers
all figured out. How about that haircut? There’s a new sheriff in town via the Jack Henry Clay Pomade
. Old-school Western references aside, this pomade is the real deal, made with bentonite clay for extra texture and hold — casual, cool and no-fuss.’
R.M. Williams Black Yearling Comfort Turnout Boots — $495
Don’t be dissuaded by the price of these stylish Chelsea boots
from R.M. Williams
. For breezy spring days where you still need to look sharp, these can handle just about anything (including an after-work rock concert). That’s what you get when it comes to the best men’s boots for spring
Foehn Apparel Collins Flannel Shirt — $99.95
A seriously unique, innovative flannel shirt.
Part classic flannel shirt, part all-day performance piece, Foehn Apparel has hit the nail on the head when it comes to a shirt that performs on the trail and the ridge as ably as it performs back in town. Comfortable fabric and two-way stretch set things apart here.
Topo Designs Global Shorts — $59
The versatile spring and summer shorts you can’t live without.
In the spirit of multi-faceted, versatile outdoor gear, let’s turn back toward Topo Designs
(as previously covered
on the blog). The Topo Designs Global Shorts
are as the brand says, “go-anywhere” shorts you didn’t know you needed, featuring quick-drying, lightweight fabric and a range of outdoor-friendly colors, plus a hiking-friendly 7-inch inseam. Easy to pack for travel and even easier to wear when you get there.
New Republic Mason Suede Cap Toes — $85
Slightly edgy and slightly classic dress shoes for spring and summer.
OK, now. Did you have one style essential that stood out from the crowd in today’s post? After all these years, I’m still coveting a rugged pair of leather boots
from Red Wing Heritage
— what about you? Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for reading!