The List: Upgrade Your Spring Wardrobe Right Now with the Best New Men’s Style Deals and Steals

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.

As comfortable as can be, Flint and Tinder delivers with this sportswear-inspired French Terry Pullover Hoodie. It’s got the potential to be your new favorite hooded sweatshirt — it’s surprisingly stylish and also logo-free. That makes it crucial for grabbing beers with the guys or hanging at home.
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.

Is there ever a bad time to buy a rugged pair of leather boots from Red Wing Heritage? In short: No. Even though we’re rolling through spring toward summer, I’d wager you can definitely still get plenty of wear out of these Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots before the weather shifts.
A.P.C. Petit Standard Jeans — $210

A crisp, classic pair of slim blue denim from A.P.C.

Every guy needs a pair of dark blue slim denim, and A.P.C. is the way to go — these will only get better with age, and you can wear them with classic sneakers all spring and summer long.
Clarks Beeswax Wallabees — $135

A timeless classic on the men’s footwear front.

Simply put, the Clarks Wallabee are a truly timeless pair of men’s footwear — they’re quite well-suited for the breezy days of spring and summer, too. Wear them with slim tan chinos and your favorite chambray shirt for the perfect off-duty uniform.

Mott & Bow¬†Liam Cotton-Wool Crew —¬†$119

A classic, casual sweater from the makers of your favorite denim.

It’s true, folks —¬†Mott & Bow, the makers of¬†your favorite pair of denim, can also compete with the best of ’em when it comes to well-fitting, stylish sweaters, T-shirts and the like. The¬†Liam Cotton-Wool Crew¬†is the latest entry into the brand’s arsenal, made from Supima cotton and wool in a reverse-jersey knit for plenty of laidback comfort. The¬†perfect spring sweater? Nearly.
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.

There’s no way around it: VANS makes some of the best men’s sneakers out there, especially now that we’re properly getting into spring and summer. Wear these with your dark blue slim denim.
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.

Courtesy of the fine folks at The Menlo House comes an essential pair of men’s dress shoes from the Mark McNairy-led New Republic. Crisp, ever-so-slightly irreverent, and perfect to wear with light wash denim or grey chinos.
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!
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See Now, Buy Now: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the Best Light Wash Jeans for the Season

A reliable pair of light wash jeans for spring and summer.

If you happen to be looking for a pair of the best light wash jeans for men, well, we’ve got you all sorted today via our See Now, Buy Now series. That is to say, the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans are the pair of light wash jeans you’ve been searching for, and they’re here right now to help you through the season with ease (and style).¬† Available for $220 via Need Supply Co., these are a pair of essential jeans that channel both classic & modern style at the same time. How does that work out? Well, it starts with the trim-but-not-too-trim straight leg — flattering on nearly any body type — and it carries through to the light-but-not-too-light cotton denim, a perfect middle ground between retro and current. The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans get plenty of small details right, including sturdy branded rivets and a branded top button closure and button fly — both signifiers of upgraded attention to detail.

SHOP: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans via Need Supply Co.

The best light wash jeans for the season? Very nearly.

These slim light wash jeans really do go above and beyond, giving you plenty of bang for your buck. A hint of stretch ensures these are comfortable and lightweight, plus spring-friendly — they’re certainly not a heavy pair of blue indigo denim. Plus, the medium blue wash means you can mix and match them with a navy T-shirt or a white henley with ease. And that’s another positive when it comes to the A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans — they’re nearly as versatile as your favorite pair of dark blue denim, yet in a more seasonally friendly construction. Wear these slim light wash jeans with a white Oxford shirt and a classic navy blazer to the office — just add suede chukka boots — or else take ’em for a spring with a laidback polo and your favorite pair of sneakers. The bottom line is that this is a pair of jeans that can do it all (and for that price, they should). Where will they take you this spring?

SHOP: The A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans via Need Supply Co.