by Ashley Pagliaro
|We love a stylish man, don’t we?—by Conor Withonen via Flickr|
If the current and characteristically April weather bears any influence on your spring wardrobe, you’ll be sure to pick up this first menswear essential: a seasonably sensible jacket. This military-inspired and hooded jacket is light enough for the idyllic spring day, yet well-equipped for pop-up showers. Find it at the J.Crew Men’s Shop on Madison Avenue, and while you’re there, enjoy the rustic, relaxed space.
|The Military-inspired jacket from J. Crew is a practical choice for cooler spring days.|
A lightweight button-down is the perfect spring men’s shirt, whether it’s worn as a layering option or on its own with the sleeves rolled up. And while we could suggest the token blue gingham shirt, we know that a New York man dares to be different. That’s why we’re highlighting the ‘Officer’s Shirt’ from Williamsburg and East Village menswear shop, Cadet. In black gingham, and printed with tiny white stars, you’ll stand out from the crowd while remaining on trend and comfortable.
To appropriately enter most bars, restaurants and just about everywhere else in NYC, you’ll need to put on some pants, but not just any pants. Skip your go-to denim and opt for the ‘Bellows Chino Pant’ from one of the Saturdays shops at either of their downtown New York locations. Be adventurous and go for the Maroon, or play it classic and cool in Black.
|Chinos from Saturdays Surf NYC–go maroon or basic black.|
But before we move on to the feet, pick-up another spring essential, the basic striped pocket tee. Wear it under a chambray button-down or solo on those summer-like spring days. We love this one from Mollusk, available at New York’s own Steven Alan.
|A basic striped tee is a must in every man’s wardrobe.|
And with that, we’ll move on to my favorite menswear item: shoes. The handcrafted ‘Grey Boot’ from Maine shoemaker, Rancourt & Co. is perfect for chilly spring mornings. Head over to the Brooklyn store, Hickoree’s, and add a pop of color to your look with a pair of these exclusively made for Hickoree’s moccasin boots in Red.
|Hickoree’s Grey Boot–we approve!|
|The fun and stylish Kith NYC Adidas Ransom sneakers|
When it comes to shopping for your spring essentials, New York is your oyster (or apple). So whether your style is classically preppy or modernly trendy, shop with our inspiration and feel proud as a sharp-dressed man.