The List: Buy This Gear to Upgrade Your Early Spring Style Right Now

Surf’s up … or at least, spring weather is in the air with Outerknown.

Can you feel it in the air? Sort of? Spring continues to roll through these parts, but it’s deceiving at times — as nice as it is to welcome the return of breezy days & start to break out your spring style essentials, you still need pieces that are as versatile as can be. That goes for adventuring out from home every so often just as much as it does for days spent staying inside during these wild times. As with the Outerknown High Tide Crew shown at the top of the page, you still might need layers that can take on breezy days, inclement weather and tough outdoor adventures (preferably solo, that is). In that regard, you’re in luck with today’s edition of The List. Feel free to let me know what you’re shopping over on Twitter.

Outerknown High Tide Crew — $98 

A breezy crewneck sweater that’s perfect for spring layering.

Spring has (sort of) sprung, and what better way to mark the return of pleasantly breezy days than with a classic crewneck sweatshirt made from soft French Terry — and one made sustainably by Outerknown, at that? Wear it with your favorite light wash jeans. Speaking of …

Mott and Bow Slim Laight Jeans — $118

Slim, classic denim in a pleasing light wash.

This won’t be the last time you hear about Mott and Bow denim on the blog this spring, especially considering how stylish light wash jeans are a perfect seasonal style essential. Be sure to pair them up with your classic crewneck sweatshirt on a vibrant spring day.

Patagonia Better Sweater Shelled Jacket — $179

A classic spring jacket you can wear just about anywhere.

It’s always worth considering adding a lightweight spring jacket to your seasonal outerwear rotation, and when that jacket comes from Patagonia, that’s all the better. This rugged spring jacket also features a DWR finish and 4-way stretch.

Common Projects B-Ball Low Sneakers — $482

Seriously sleek, sharp and premium white leather sneakers.

It’s not often that you find Common Projects sneakers recommended here on the blog, but as we head into a new season, you assuredly need some of the best white leather sneakers on the market, and again, Common Projects delivers.

Taylor Stitch Western Shirt in Natural Corded Denim — $125

This Western shirt is old-school yet classic at the same time.

Part of the remarkable Taylor Stitch x Stetson collab released earlier this year, this rugged Western shirt is a stone-cold classic that you can wear with stylish light wash jeans any day of the week (just add suede chukka boots). On that note …

Shoe The Bear Caleb Suede Chukka Boots — $180

Sharp, classic suede chukka boots you can wear all spring.

Here are those suede chukka boots I mentioned above — sleek, low-profile, versatile. They’re able to be worn on casual days with a crisp white tee and your stylish light wash jeans, and they can also work with slim natural chinos, a navy blazer and a blue Oxford shirt in casual style situations.

Western Rise Limitless Merino Shirt — $129

As versatile as it gets, especially for post-work happy hour.

You know Western Rise for the brand’s durable everyday pants, and you can add a stylish technical shirt to the mix now, as well. The Limitless Merino Shirt has plenty going for it: It’s moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant, temperature-regulating & odor-resistant — in short, it’s your new favorite everyday shirt.

Levi’s Made and Crafted Type 2 Worn Denim Trucker Jacket — $248

This is the rugged trucker jacket you can wear all spring — starting today.

There’s no time like the present to pick up a classic trucker jacket for spring, particularly when that trucker jacket comes to you courtesy of Levi’s.

Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale — Price Varies 

Made in the style of a German Maibock, Dead Guy Ale is as good as it gets.

West Coast legends Rogue Ales have a strong commitment to the brewery’s heritage — and to quality beer. When you want a brew that’s got some rich flavor in a year-round style, turn toward the Dead Guy Ale, a new personal favorite. It’s the right option when it’s just a bit too chilly to turn toward a light lager in the spring months.

Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat — $225

An essential spring layer from Buck Mason.

As we mentioned earlier you still very well might need rugged layers through spring, including this tough chore coat from Buck Mason. Rock it over a T-shirt or over a stylish Buck Mason shirt at the office.

SOLO New England Anorak — $180

An update on the anorak, made for coastal adventures and crosscountry travel.

Made to be worn both on and off the golf course, as well as on and off the road, this sleek anorak from SOLO New England blends both technical appeal and modern style — perfect for pairing with nearly any other selection in this gear roundup.
UNIMATIC U1-FN Watch — $725

An unstoppably rugged everyday watch to wear … well, all the time.

Inclement spring weather calls for a watch that can stand up to anything — and the UNIMATIC U1-FN Watch just so happens to be one of the toughest casual watches on the market.
Jaybird Earthproof Wireless Headphones — $180

Rugged wireless headphones that can take a serious beating this spring.

Alright, so I mentioned above that you’d need one of the toughest casual watches for your spring adventures — but what about your audio gear? When going off-the-grid or taking on a tough day hike, you need some of the strongest wireless headphones on the market — Jaybird’s Earthproof Wireless Headphones surely take the cake.
Faherty Brand Interloop Blazer — $198

A classic, lightweight spring blazer you should wear with aplomb.

In search of the best blazer for spring and summer? Faherty Brand is here to save the day with this stylish lightweight blazer, a versatile number you (and should) rock over a classic T-shirt with stylish light wash jeans.
Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt — $123.98

This Todd Snyder shacket could become a spring go-to.

I mentioned earlier that we’re not quite out of the woods when it comes to the need for rugged layers just yet, and what better way to approach unexpectedly chilly spring days than with the Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt, ehh?
5.11 Tactical Mission Ready Chukka Boots — $149.99 

Lightweight, rugged, dependable — all at once.

If you know 5.11 Tactical, you know that the brand does a fine job at making seriously outdoor-ready gear, the type of pieces that work on tactical missions (hence the name), off-grid excursions and your daily commute. In that regard, the 5.11 Tactical Mission Ready Chukka Boots are some of the best chukka boots for this season.

Huckberry Pocket Tee — $34

A stylish pocket tee coming at ya courtesy of Huckberry.

Yes, my friends — Huckberry is now making your new favorite pocket tee. The brand’s line of Huckberry apparel and gear is every bit as stylish and well-made as you would expect, as is this classic cotton pocket T-shirt.

EverSmile WhitenFresh — $8.99

A necessary for any guy on the go.

Planning lots of spring travel? Or else, wanting to stay fresh on the go? Pick up this handy breath spray from EverSmile, one that also whitens your teeth as you go.
With spring in the air, what are you searching for most frequently right now? Are you on the hunt for basics, like a classic cotton pocket T-shirt? Or perhaps it’s the essential outer layers, like the Todd Snyder Sherpa Overshirt that are most critical for that early spring weather? Don’t sleep on the Taylor Stitch x Stetson collab as covered above, and don’t forget to consider the fact that you’ll need some of the best white leather sneakers — and sooner rather than later. If you’d like to stay in tune with what I’m wearing this spring, check out my Instagram. Thanks for reading!

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