The List: These Are Your New Favorite Summer Style Essentials

Let’s keep it casual, cool and breezy this summer with Taylor Stitch, shall we?

Can you feel it in the air? The start of summer? Yes, we’re getting there — slowly but surely. For every bright and sunny day though, there’s bound to be a chilly night around the bonfire, beer in hand — that’s where the Taylor Stitch Big Sur Hoodie comes into play as today’s lead-off selection. You’ll find the rest of our picks below capture the right balance between casual and rugged, spring and summer … and you might find you want all of these new menswear essentials for yourself. Enjoy, and let me know what you think on Twitter.

Taylor Stitch Big Sur Hoodie — $168

stylish zip hoodie

The dependable zip hoodie you need for chilly summer nights.

Today’s top pick, and perhaps the best men’s hooded sweatshirt on the market. Even though we’re into May, there’s a chance that the weather could turn breezy. For all those nights — and summer bonfires aplenty — wear this stylish zip hoodie from Taylor Stitch.

Carpenter Watches G2 Brooklyn Gent — $724.98 

The undeniably stylish watch you’ll want to wear as often as possible.

We’ll pivot from a casual zip hoodie right into the refined leather watch you’ll want to wear to the office and to summer weekend cocktail parties time and again — the stellar Carpenter Watches G2 Brooklyn Gent is perhaps the best leather watch to get on your wrist.

Buckler’s Daily Defense Kit — $68

A handy trio of grooming essentials for any day of the week.

We’ve talked in the past on the site about the Buckler’s Daily Defense Kit, and although it might not be the middle of winter, men’s grooming essentials are no less vital. Use this as often as you can.

Mott & Bow Slim Mosco Denim — $96

The slim light wash denim to pair with your new navy hoodie.

How to best complement your new stylish zip hoodie in a way that’s casual and laidback? Why, slim light wash denim from Mott & Bow. Easygoing, comfortable and made for anything.

Clarks Wallabee Boots in Maple Suede — $140

The perfect middle ground between casual and overly rugged for spring.

A style as timeless as the Clarks Wallabee Boots demands your attention this spring and summer. Consider these classic suede boots a nice go-between from your sneakers and your heavy-duty leather lace-up boots.

mohinders City Slipper in Solid — $165

A one-of-a-kind pair of stylish summer slip-ons.

Listen, are these woven leather slippers from mohinders for everyone? Quite likely not. But if you want a pair of stylish slip-ons for summer, the kind you can wear with olive chinos and a white slub tee without missing a beat, these mohinders City Slippers are the way to go.

Taylor Stitch California Shirt — $125

The uniquely stylish shirt to wear all summer.

We’ve previously covered the incredible utility and style of the Taylor Stitch California Shirt here on the blog, and it’s back again — with good reason. It’s a one-of-a-kind shirt in a rich Indigo color, and you should wear this rugged indigo shirt  all the time with slim tan chinos. The perfect summer shirt, in short.

Topo Designs Wind Jacket — $149

The rugged-yet-versatile jacket to wear early and often this spring.

Looking for a durable spring jacket to carry you through seasonal day hikes and more leisurely pursuits (a la a trip to your favorite brewery?). The Topo Designs Wind Jacket is the one to buy now.

Grayers Newport Blazer — $195

A unique spring and summer blazer for standout seasonal style.

If you want to stand out the right way at a summer cocktail party or a summer wedding, you could do worse than to wear this classic cotton blazer from Grayers, right? Right. Pair it with slim grey chinos and a blue chambray shirt.

Huckberry Vintage Runners — $137.98

Retro-inspired sneakers to wear as much as you can this May (and beyond).

Early summer is nothing if not the perfect time to wear your new favorite sneakers. And those particular sneakers? They would happen to be the Huckberry Vintage Runners, and they’re perfect to pair with slim light wash denim from Mott & Bow.

Fjallraven Ulvo Rolltop — $135

The technical backpack that’s ready for anything this season.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m less of a “technical bags guy” and more of a “leather messenger bag” guy — but this Fjallraven Ulvo Rolltop is simply primed for summer adventures.

La Paz Ribas Henley — $76

The short-sleeve henley you need now, and in a perfect color for summer.

We’ll keep the versatile summer gear picks coming here today with this rugged short-sleeve henley in a bright, summer-friendly color. Wear this one with slim chinos and vintage leather sneakers to grab a pint or two.

Wellen Organic Jeans — $88

Another edition to your rotation of light wash jeans this season.

What could be better than a pair of the best light wash denim to wear all spring and summer? How about a pair like the Wellen Organic Jeans, made with 100 percent organic cotton? Bingo.

Huckberry Blue Hour Growler — $55.98

A tough, well-designed growler to keep your favorite beverage cold.

It wouldn’t be spring and summer if we didn’t discuss one of the best craft beer accessories to bring with you on camping hikes and day trips aplenty. We first introduced you to this Huckberry Blue Hour Growler in this list of 2018 men’s style essentials, but we’re bringing it back today — ’tis the season.

 

Alright, so that was quite the list of spring men’s gear picks, was it not? Do you have a favorite? To me, it’ll always be tough to pass up something as critical and yet underrated for summer as the Taylor Stitch Big Sur Hoodie, or else the Huckberry Blue Hour Growler (what can I say, I love me some craft beer!). Let me know your picks over at The Style Guide Facebook page. Thanks for reading!

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The List: These are the 10 Best Spring Style Essentials to Shop This May

Kicking things off today with a breezy-yet-functional, seasonal layer.

Is getting ready for a new season difficult or fun? Is it more enjoyable to wear your favorite style essentials, or pursue them? Well, seeing as it’s May, perhaps you’ve long been in pursuit of some seasonal wardrobe upgrades, and now … you’re ready to make it happen. We’re serving up the 10 best spring style essentials to make your wardrobe that much more fashionable this season. As I always say, there’s something for everyone in this edition of The List. Get acquainted now.

La Paz Baptista Shirt Jacket — $200

Pleasingly rugged and made to layer, this shirt jacket is a surefire spring style move.

There’s still the odd day where it can get a little breezy — this indigo shirt jacket is a natural go-between layer, and would wear perfectly with a white slub tee and slim tan chinos.Plus, it’s an able travel companion with enough room for your everyday carry essentials.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee — $68

The exceedingly comfortable, performance-friendly tee for all your spring pursuits.

To nicely complement your indigo shirt jacket, reach for the Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee, made to wick away sweat and perform all day long. The range of colors is more than agreeable, too. All in all, it could just be your new favorite T-shirt.

VANS Classic Slip-ons in True White — $50

A tried-and-true classic when it comes to your sneaker rotation.

If you’re looking for a classic pair of summer slip-ons, the kind you can wear for days on end without missing a beat, you could do worse than these VANS slip-ons in a white canvas that almost looks better scuffed up.
A.P.C. Washed New Standard Jeans — $220

A happy medium between inky blue denim and too-light jeans.

Searching for the right balance between full-on “Dad Jeans” and a heavy indigo pair of denim for allow? These A.P.C. Standard Jeans are a reliable classic, and assuredly one of the best pairs of light wash denim out there.

Billy Reid Marine Plaid Shirt — $148

The throwback-inspired short-sleeve shirt to wear as often as you can this spring.

Never underestimate the utility of a stylish short-sleeve shirt — especially the Billy Reid Marine Plaid Shirt. Wear this retro-inspired short-sleeve shirt under a blazer for a bit of “devil-may-care” work week style, then wear it out to your favorite patio bar on the weekend.

Bespoke Post Cantina Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

The essentials to make some of the best fajitas you’ve ever had — guaranteed.

A traditional menswear staple? Not quite. Still necessary? Yes. In honor of the quickly approaching Cinco de Mayo holiday, serve up some sizzle of your own with the Bespoke Post Cantina Box, a perfect way to upgrade your skills in the kitchen.

Faherty Brand Ventura Shirt — $148

A seriously cool shirt you can wear to all your spring and summer happy hour festivities.

Want the perfect shirt for spring and summer? Something that’s laidback and casually cool, featuring some of the best fabric  (a lightweight twill) that I’ve seen? That’s the Faherty Brand Ventura Shirt.

Filson Tablet Briefcase — $275

The tough briefcase you just might use every single day.

Getting around efficiently and in style is critical no matter the season — for work trips and weekend getaways alike, the Filson Tablet Briefcase keeps this crucial piece of tech in fine form. The rest of the time, use it to carry your other travel essentials.

New Balance M998 Sneakers — $180

A classic pair of sneakers that just so happen to be made in America.

Retro sneakers really are all the rage these days, but here’s the thing: New Balance has been making sneakers like the M998 for years now. Maybe it’s time you got a pair and rocked ’em with rolled chinos and a navy tee?

UNIMATIC U3-A Watch — $615

The hard-wearing watch to upgrade your spring style instantly.

Spring and summer adventures call for a ridiculously dependable dive watch that stands up whatever you throw at it. The UNIMATIC U3-A Watch is that watch, complete with 300 meters of waterproof functionality.

 

So, now that we’re through with today’s rundown of the best new gear for spring, which entry did you like the best? Maybe, with Cinco de Mayo on the way, you’ll be picking up the Bespoke Post Cantina Box? Or perhaps, you’ll be looking to snag a pair of the A.P.C. Standard Jeans? Whatever you do, do it in style. Thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: Here’s the Essential Men’s Denim Shirt You Need for Spring and Summer

You’re going to get a lot of wear out of a tough denim shirt this season.

There’s a plethora of men’s shirts you can surely select from at any given time for spring and summer — but there’s only one spring style essential that happens to be the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt, available right now in a seasonally friendly Bleached Denim (as well as the darker wash seen above). Is it potentially the best denim shirt for you to buy now, and then wear time and again? I’ll have leave that to you … but in my estimation, there are certainly worse shirts to wear repeatedly (provided it’s clean, of course). And if you recall, we already wrote about a different iteration of this Flint and Tinder Western shirt last fall — so what makes this one so different? For starters, there’s the excellent Bleached Denim wash we mentioned earlier, a perfectly lightweight take on the normally thicker Western shirt (although for the record, the Stonewash Denim version of this shirt is easy to layer and not too stifling). So the wash is updated and ready for spring — what about the made-in-the-States construction you expect from F&T and Huckberry? Yes indeed, the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt has that going for it, too.
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SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt

A new take on the Western shirt for the modern man.

This is a durable take on the Western shirt that manages to be both premium and rugged at the same time. To wit: It features authentic burnt cow bone snaps, plus the point design and stitching reminiscent of denim shirts from decades ago, so it’s casual enough to wear on its own, yet cool enough stylistically to wear under a classic cotton blazer.

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The 8oz. weight of the Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt is also another positive — you can layer this over a classic slub tee without missing a beat (simply add slim tan chinos and vintage leather sneakers for off-duty spring style). This rugged Western shirt would also wear nicely with your favorite summer shorts and some stylish slip-on sneakers on a casual weekend day — easygoing style in warm weather needn’t be sloppy. Just add a glass of cold brew or a pint of your favorite beer, and kick back in this new seasonal essential.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt

The List: These Are the Best New Men’s Style and Grooming Essentials of the Season

It’s high time you geared up for spring, is it not?

Still searching for the best spring rain jacket, like the Relwen Packlight Shell as shown above? Or perhaps you’re after other crucial pieces among a host of men’s style essentials you need for the season? We’ve got you covered with today’s new, spring-forward edition of The List — from a slim, sustainably made new polo to a crucial facial moisturizer crafted for daily use, enjoy all the gear you need now. Oh, and as ever … keep your credit card handy. You’ll need it.

Relwen Packlight Shell — $228 (Huckberry Exclusive)

The breathable, packable, functional shell that’s going to take you through spring.

As sold by the good folks at one of my favorite online shops, this stylish rain jacket is also seriously functional — it’s maybe the perfect spring jacket wear all day, every day (or at least on rain days, that is).

Colchester High-Top Sneakers — $79.98

The classic basketball shoes you didn’t know you needed.

We go from a stylish rain jacket right into the high-top sneakers you need now. These are a seriously affordable, subtly cool pair of high-top kicks you’ll want to wear with … well, everything. They also happen to be a remake of the original basketball shoe. Too cool.

Luminox Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Watch — $890

A durable, tough, insanely well-made field watch to wear on the daily this spring.

The search for a functional, rugged & classic everyday watch is over — the Luminox Atacama is made for the field, but polished enough for a day of spring travel. Potentially an investment-worthy watch to splurge on? You better believe it.

Flint and Tinder French Terry Pullover Hoodie — $88

The casual, cozy, cool hoodie you need in your spring rotation.

Speaking of crucial spring layers, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite hooded sweatshirt. Able to be worn quite nicely with slim light wash jeans and vintage sneakers this spring, don’t you think?

Bespoke Post Crema Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

This could be the best way to make espresso at home, take it from me.

Searching for perhaps the best way to make espresso at home? For a price that’s incredibly affordable? The Bespoke Post Crema Box is here to help you upgrade your coffee this spring.

Outerknown Dune Jersey Polo — $68

The breezy polo to wear all spring and summer.

You surely know Outerknown and handsome, trusty spring style essentials like the Outerknown Puffer Jacket. (An important note: You can use the code STYLEGUIDE25 to get 25 percent off any full-priced Outerknown item). Now, meet your new favorite spring and summer polo, the Outerknown Dune Jersey Polo. Made to feel a much-loved T-shirt and yet finished with the classic design details of a traditional polo, the use of garment-dyed Supima cotton (and Fair Trade craftsmanship) sets this stylish spring polo apart from the pack.
Flint and Tinder Heavy Slub Tee — $38

A classic T-shirt you’ll want to wear all spring.

From polos to T-shirts — and yes, more gear from Flint and Tinder. Thing is, we’re back this time with the best new T-shirt to buy now. How can you not love the slub texture, the pleasing spring colors, and the excellent versatility?
Faherty Brand Overdyed Denim — $178

Richly crafted and yet pleasingly faded — a new spring go-to.

Stop searching for the best men’s jeans for spring and summer, because this particular pair — always well-crafted from Faherty Brand — could be just the ticket. Wear them with that Outerknown polo shown above.
Cardon for Men Daily SPF — $20

A well-made moisturizer and SPF combo that seriously delivers.

Finding a simple, go-to product to add to your grooming routine for spring and summer can prove tricky — after all, the men’s grooming landscape is surprisingly crowded these days. That being said, Cardon for Men might be onto something. They’ve worked with some of Korea’s top skincare manufacturers to deliver a daily SPF and moisturizer that’s not oily or overly fragrant — in fact, it’s one of the best moisturizers for men that I’ve tried. Get a tube for yourself now via the brand’s Web site. A reminder that you can find them on Instagram right here, too.
Bradley Mountain The Rambler — $285

The exact bag you need for all your spring and summer adventures.

Finding the right bag for spring and summer travel was just made a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the Bradley Mountain Rambler; it’s made with both waxed canvas and bridle leather for outstanding looks and tons of durability.
Blundstone Super 550 Boots — $185

A classic pair of Australian boots that are now quite the style statement.

We’ve certainly talked in past editions of The List about how Blundstone boots might just be the best boots to buy for rainy weather. And well, that’s why they’re featured here again today.
Zeal Optics Windsor Sunglasses — $149

The right way to shake up your sunglasses rotation.

We’d be remiss not to include a pair of the best men’s sunglasses in this edition of The List for you, seeing as how summer is creeing every closer. And the Zeal Optics Windsor Sunglasses are highly unique and affordably priced, to boot.
Now, that’s going to wrap up today’s post. Do any of the above make your list of new menswear essentials? For me, I’d say you can’t go wrong with the perfect spring jacket — that’d be the Relwen Packlight, as pictured above. Feel free, as always, to let me know your thoughts via Twitter. Thanks for reading!

The List: Upgrade Your Spring Style Right Now with the Best New Gear of the Week

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Get up and get going with lightweight spring sneakers like these from Adidas — read more below, of course.

What do you think of when you think of spring style essentials? Perhaps a return to lightweight, stylish sneakers is what you’ve got in mind? Well, we’re on the same page then — the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker is but one of the many new spring gear picks we’re featuring today, all with an eye toward helping you stay fashion-forward while on the go this season. Have any brands you’d like to see included in future editions of The List? Catch up with me on Twitter to let me know. Cheers.

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker — $200

Comfortable, stylish hiking sneakers you can wear all day.

The name of the game this spring has got to be stylish, functional sneakers — like the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker, a pair of performance-ready sneaker boots that you can wear on a day hike and a coffee date thereafter.

Flint and TInder 365 Pants in Slim or Straight — $98

One pant, two fits, plenty of color options — possibly the perfect spring pants.

Make no mistake, we sure do love the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants here on the blog (and by we, I mean … just me). The real kicker when it comes to these stylish spring pants? The versatility you get through two fits — the Slim Fit works for guys who prefer a lean silhouette, while the Flint and Tinder 365 Pants in Straight Fit are made for the fella who needs more room to move. The fabric is quality and the color choices are on-point, too.

Wills Cashmere Quarter Zip Mock — $218

A supremely luxurious cashmere zip for cool spring nights.

While we love a rugged crewneck sweatshirt as much as the next guy, a style like that won’t quite work every day. For when a breezy day turns into a breezy evening of rooftop cocktails (like an Old Fashioned?), the Wills Cashmere Quarter Zip works just fine.

Bespoke Post Downpour Box — $45 (When Signing up for Bespoke Post)

The seriously affordable rain jacket you’ll wear all spring.

Is there anywhere you can get an affordable rain jacket for way, way less than you’d expect? The short answer is: Yes! That place is Bespoke Post, and that affordable rain jacket comes courtesy of the Bespoke Post Downpour Box.

MWC Watches U.S. Infantry Watch — $210.98 (When On-Sale via Huckberry)

The hard-wearing field watch you can take anywhere this spring.

As the weather takes a turn for the better, reach for a durable, lightweight field watch that’s got a healthy dose of military inspiration baked right in. One of the best men’s field watches? Assuredly.

Onitsuka Tiger Basketball Sneakers — $90

High-top kicks that draw inspiration from a classic Onitsuka pair.

Onitsuka Tiger is a brand with strong heritage dating back decades — if you look at a pair of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, you know what you’re getting. But who knew they make subtly stylish, retro-inspired basketball sneakers in addition to colorful, cool runners? These are sure to be a spring favorite with light wash denim and a white Oxford shirt, and they’re made to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. Oh, and if you happen to be in NYC? Swing by the brand’s new store in SoHo.
Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

A casual-yet-tough henley in a spring-ready color.

We’ve featured the Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley in the past on this site, namely as we move from summer into fall. So, moving from winter into spring merits a return to this rugged cotton henley — in a spring-ready color — from Faherty Brand for easygoing layering.
Roark Revival Highway 133 Denim — $75

Pleasingly light, but not full-on “dad jeans.”

There’s a right way to shop for the best men’s denim this spring — you should be looking for a pair that’s got a lighter construction and a lighter wash.  That means you want a pair like the Roark Revival Highway 133 Denim, some of the best light wash jeans for men.
Birdwell Aloha Field Jacket — $299

The classic field jacket you can wear all spring and summer.

Just when you thought your rotation of the best men’s spring jackets was complete, along comes the absolutely stunning, essential Birdwell Aloha Field Jacket.  You surely recognize the Birdwell name from the brand’s excellent swimwear, but I’m here to tell you that you need to give the Aloha Field Jacket a shot. It’s made with ripstop poplin and finished off with a Hawaiian print from Hoffman Fabrics, the original importer of Hawiian prints.

Pendulux Nautilus Table Clock — $339.98

You don’t have a clock like this on your desk right now — do you?

I’m all for upgrading your living space in accordance with your personal style — on that note, the seriously cool Pendulux Nautilus Table Clock is but one way to give your office and home accents a shot in the arm for spring.

Helm Boots Muller Boots — $385

Tough leather boots you can wear all spring — yes, even with a khaki cotton suit.

You might recognize these stylish leather boots from my post last fall on the best boots to buy now — and they’re back again, because you could always use another pair of rugged cap toe boots to stomp through spring.
Herschel Supply Co.  Buckingham Backpack — $120

Turn to Herschel for a functional, mobile backpack.

Now, I’m not normally a big backpack guy — to say the very least. That being said, there are situations (like an early spring outdoor adventure!) where you need a functional, stylish backpack. This Herschel Supply Co. backpack gets it done for you.

 

So, to wrap up today’s post … are we feeling ready for spring yet? And which of the above picks will you be adding to your menswear wish list? For me, it’s got to be a pair of stylish leather boots from Helm Boots — that’s an easy pick, in my mind. Thanks for reading!

 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley

The perfect spring henley? Well, it’s certainly one of the best henleys this season.

Not so fast: Don’t store your long-sleeve henleys just yet. In fact, if I were you, I’d consider adding another option to your arsenal of stylish spring layers: The Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley is one of the best men’s henleys to buy now, and that’s just a fact. It’s no less than a classic henley option from one of my favorite menswear brands, one that delivers luxurious takes on men’s style staples — that includes the coveted Billy Reid Bond Peacoat and now, the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley. What’s the case for keeping a henley on hand as the temperature heats up? Well, my friends, the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley is made witha  waffle thermal fabric that should breath nicely and layer easily without being too suffocating. In fact, I’d even pair the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley with the seriously cool, rugged Billy Reid Denim Shirt for easygoing spring style. The henley really can be your best friend when it comes to spring layering, and that’s a fact.

It starts with the washed-out, spring-friendly Terracotta color of the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley — this is the perfect complement to slim light wash denim and classic chukka boots for when it’s too warm for a jacket, but slated to get a bit breezy later. You could even layer the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley underneath a stylish zip hoodie (as seen in this post) for an early morning weekend coffee run or a day of travel. And to be sure, you can absolutely wear the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley with a navy cotton blazer — paired up with tan chinos and leather loafers — for some office-ready style on an easygoing spring day.

A nicely textured henley that’ll layer up with ease.

And if you’re hesitant about diving headfirst into the henley game with one that’s more than $100? Just know that the Billy Reid Mini Waffle Henley should consistently deliver on quality given what the Billy Reid brand has going for it — the lauded American designer uses prime attention to detail in all facets of the menswear game. So, this isn’t a flimsy henley from a fast-fashion brand … you can be sure of that. From the light spring color to the easy wearability, it should become a new go-to with everything from off-white jeans and tan suede chukkas to indigo denim and a light chambray shirt — talk about essential spring style, right?

The List: Shop the Best New Men’s Style and Lifestyle Gear, from Denim to Meal Prep Kits

A unique offering to add into your purchasing consideration set.

We’re kicking things off a little differently today on the blog — while we’ll still be telling you all about the men’s style essentials to buy, we’re talking about what you should be cooking instead. In this case, we’re going to tell you about Sun Basket Meal Plans, an easy, fresh way to upgrade what you’re putting on your table every day. Making a fresh, delicious meal really is easy with these meal plans, as I’ve found out — and I’m certainly no gourmand. That being said, putting a bit more attention into the preparation of your food isn’t all that different than paying attention to the brands you shop and wear. With all that being said, let’s start this post off right — happy cooking (and shopping)!

Sun Basket Meal Plans — Starting at $71.94 for 3 Recipes/Week

Just one of the many ways in which Sun Basket Meal Plans can deliver excellent, quality meals on the daily.

We’re kicking things off on a different note than our usual menswear missives. OK, now I’m no gourmand, but I’ve been trying my hand at cooking better meals for myself quite a bit more recently — Sun Basket Meal Plans have been a HUGE help in that endeavor. And even if you fancy yourself a pro in the kitchen, it’s always neat (and fun!) to look at meal prep in a different way. Sun Basket Meal Plans really do offer an excellent opportunity for you to do just that, with plans that allow you to pick from dozens of healthy, fresh nutritious meal options via their various plans — all of which offer something for every type of diet and lifestyle. It’s seriously a gamechanger for me personally, and I think you’ll find the same. Plus, if you’re short on time or have lots of hungry mouths to feed, these easy-to-follow recipes, delivered in simple, fresh kits, are an amazing option.
Zodiac Grandville Watch — $495

A dependable, durable watch for any occasion.

Let’s get right back into menswear, shall we? After all, as you meal-plan with Sun Basket, you’re going to want to stay on time, right? The Zodiac Grandville Watch is a handsome, classic timepiece to wear with everything from slim faded denim and a white tee to a navy cotton suit.

Everlane Cotton Crew in Goldenrod — $20

A classic tee made with sustainability and style in mind.

With spring weather starting to roll in now — finally — a classic cotton tee is an essential to wear on its own (with slim grey chinos) or layered underneath a light wash denim jacket. The fact that this Everlane cotton tee is made with transparency and sustainability is also a bonus — and hey, it’s only $20.
Helm Boots Pablo Boots — $399

Sleek spring boots you didn’t know you needed.

Your rotation of stylish spring footwear could use a shot in the arm (the foot?). While it’s tough to argue with the versatility of, say, classic chukka boots, the Helm Boots Pablo Boots are an entirely unique, seriously cool pair of spring boots.
Madewell Men’s Sidewalk Low-Top Sneakers in Canvas — $68

A new favorite pair of spring sneakers, easily.

Clean, classic, made with tough canvas and done up in a white-gum rubber combo — that’s what you’re getting with the first-ever set of sneakers from Madewell Men’s (the full line launched last fall & was covered by yours truly on The Manual).
Deus Ex Machina Looper Cap — $28

The cool, laidback cap you’ll get plenty of wear out of on spring weekends.

Maybe it’s the return of spring weather, maybe it’s my inclination toward sitting on brewery patios, but the Deus Ex Machina Looper Cap could be just the perfect ballcap for spring and summer, what with its easygoing look and feel.
Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Long-Sleeve Polo — $68

Another stylish spring layer to add to your shoppping list now.

Spring layering is about more than just T-shirts and henleys (although we’ve got those for you, too). No sir, a stylish long-sleeve polo — like this one from Flint and Tinder — can prove to be a unique change of pace on a breezy day.
UNTUCKit Jamet Short-Sleeve Henley — $49

A performance-minded henley made for spring layering (or wearing on its own).

Super soft and cut with every bit the same quality and fit as UNTUCKit’s dress shirts (seriously, try one out sometime), the Jamet Short-Sleeve Henley is the rugged henley you need for every outdoor craft beer festival or concert this spring and summer.
Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka — $230

As essential a pair of chukka boots as you’re apt to find.

Rugged chukka boots — especially a pair from Red Wing Heritage — belong on your feet this spring, no doubt about it. This pair in particular has long been a favorite of the blog. And the Weekender Chukka wears especially well with light wash denim and a slim henley.
Everlane Chore Jacket in Pine — $88

A well-made chore jacket at an affordable price? Sign me up.

Everlane strikes again. What could be better than an affordable, durable chore jacket? Especially one from Everlane? For easygoing-yet-sharp spring layering, there’s not much that tops this radically transparent, seriously stylish spring jacket. Made with 100 percent cotton twill, this is the perfect weekend layer to wear with a rugged henley and slim indigo denim.
Relwen Micro-Thermo Popover — $168

A performance-minded popover that’s perfect for spring travel.

If you haven’t caught on by now, we’re all  about getting you layered up for spring the right way. Specifically, the Relwen Micro-Thermo Popover is casual, yet performance-ready, made for breezy spring mornings.
WP Standard Canvas Travel Tote — $289

The go-anywhere bag that’ll carry you through spring.

When winter finally starts to thaw out, I’d wager it’s time to gear up and hit the road — the WP Standard Canvas Travel Tote is potentially the perfect spring travel bag.

Outerknown S.E.A. Shirt in Pacific Treeline Stripe — $88

A sustainably made shirt that’s perfect for easygoing spring style.

You know Outerknown for the brand’s versatile, modern-yet-easygoing design and a paramount focus on sustainability. Take the S.E.A. Shirt (that stands for “Social & Environmental Accountability”). That means this subtly stylish shirt is made with midweight organic cotton, plus a cool stripe pattern and mother-of-pearl buttons. Perfect for wearing with light wash denim this spring. Speaking of …
Everlane Slim Denim in Mid Blue Wash — $68

Utterly classic light wash denim for spring from Everlane.

Yes, let’s make it three-for-three with men’s style essentials from Everlane. This pair of essential slim jeans feature all the right attributes, from the agreeable fit to the rich Mid Blue Wash (perfect for spring & summer) to the terrific price. Should you wear your Everlane chore jacket, pocket tee & denim all at once? I don’t see why not!
OK, so that was likely a lot to digest today in terms of spring style essentials, ehh? From slim Everlane denim to the perfect spring travel bag (my personal favorite) and easygoing spring shirting, there’s something for every taste up above — including Sun Basket Meal Plans! What do you think of today’s picks? Drop me a note in the comments below!