I rarely do a Spring post this early, but it’s supposed to be 80 degrees in Georgia this weekend. While it’s hard to believe, Spring may be here…early. Most haven’t transitioned their closets to the lighter fabrics and lighter colors, including putting the tweeds, the flannels, and the heavy sweaters to bed. Well, here’s a head start on what goods to add to your Spring wardrobe:
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1. Ray Ban The General Square Aviators: I like the idea of a new pair of sunglasses per year. These Ray Bans are an updated look on the traditional aviators, of which you probably already have a couple pairs.
2. Onward Reserve Austin Tailored Fit Button Down: A new lighter and brighter button down is a smart addition. One like this from Onward, with a white base and a good plaid, is a shirt you’ll be able to wear all year.
3. Boglioli Lightweight Wool Sport Coat: You can never have too many blue sport coats. An unstructured wool option will get a lot more wear than you think, especially this time of year.
4. Flood Tide Trucker Cap: Start breaking this in now…it’ll be perfect by the time the sweat marks show up.
5. Allman Brothers Needlepoint Belt: The ultimate custom needlepoint belt. Want one? Call my guys at Miller Brothers for the hook up.
6. Criquet Long Sleeve Player’s Shirt: This is the kind of shirt that works in a multitude of situations. Under a sweater (#13), with jeans, khakis, or untucked with shorts, or on the course (including the 19th hole).
7. Tory Leather Ring Belt: A cool belt with a unique buckle. It’s got a cool 60’s vibe that adds a bit of cool to an outfit. Pair these with tassel loafers. Just right.
8. Ball and Buck X New Balance 999 Running Shoes: Since you’ve already got the grey ones…add a little color this year. Feel free to forget the socks.
9. Naked & Famous Selvedge Weird Guy Chino Pants: Not quite chinos, and cooler than jeans. They’ll break in and become a staple in your warm month rotation.
10. Billy Reid John Shirt: A lightweight shirt option that shouldn’t ever be dry cleaned. Wash, light iron, and let it rip. Wear it like a polo…it’ll be as soft.
11. Carhartt Michigan Chore Coat: It still gets cold, so a jacket is a necessity. I’m all about utility, so put this one to work.
12. Martin Dingman Old Row Penny Loafers: Remember those loafers you wore back in college? Well here they are, new and improved.
13. Brooks Brothers Button Mock Neck Cotton Sweater: While there is still room for sweaters, it’s a good idea to transition to cotton, as it’ll be lighter than wool. It’s better for layering.
14. Parajumpers Perfect Vest: There’s always room for another vest. Always.
15. Filson Large Grab-N-Go Tote: Come Spring, there are plenty of reasons to get up and go…have a handy tote on hand to get you where you’re going.