Spring Action at Orvis

I really like how some standard brands are really making headway in the #menswear arena.  One of those is Orvis.  The typical thought around Orvis was formally only for hunting, fishing, and good leather goods.  While that is still the case, a walk around their store or flipping through their catalog shows their expansion to all facets of life, and not only in menswear, but for the ladies as well.  Orvis is a brand that is associated with trust, and has become a standard in my closet.

With Spring in full swing, here’s the action going on at Orvis to keep you looking good and feeling cool:

 From top left:

1. Offshore Pima Cotton Polo:  I’m really into this really soft and washed pima cotton.  It is extremely comfortable and the stitched collar gives it a dressed-up look.  Pair this with #7 and you are ready for some serious patio action.
2. Havana Linen Short-Sleeved Shirt:  I use these shirts for any time I’m around a body of water.  I put it on top of a swimsuit (#8) and fasten as few buttons as possible.  Maybe it’s a little Miami Vice, but I don’t care.  I’m all about comfort and functionality when I’m on the beach – or more specifically at the beachside bar.  No shirt no service.
3. Long-Sleeved Pure Linen Shirt:  Let’s keep the linen thing going…a long sleeve linen dress shirt should be a staple in any man’s wardrobe.  The texture and colors are perfect for this time of year.  Pair this with a pair of khakis (#9) and date night becomes really breezy.
4. drirelease Long-Sleeved Zipneck Casting Shirt:  While these are built for fishing, they work just as well as a utility shirt.  I wear these to work out, or as something to throw on over a pair of shorts (#10) for eggs and toast at breakfast.  Do not pair these with athletic shorts unless you are working out.  Ever.
5. Persol Havana Keyhole Slim Sunglasses:  Always have a pair of sunglasses ready between sunrise and sunset and don’t ever skimp on shades.
6. Waxed Cotton Sailing Belt: There are a lot of good leather or needlepoint options available, but why not go with something really unique?  This Navy blue sailing belt will go with everything, and give a little kick to your outfit.
7. Delave Linen Shorts:  If you can’t tell, I’m big on linen this Spring.  They are extremely comfortable, and perfect for this time of year.  They breath nicely and have a good texturized look.  Don’t worry too much about the wrinkles; you can take some time with a warm iron to smooth them out a bit.
8. Swim Trunks:  Basic, bright, and the perfect inseam.  Everything you need in the right pair of swim trunks…along with a nice price point.
9. Ultimate Trim Fit Khakis:  Orvis has done a huge amount of work to get their khakis just right…and then they released a trim fit version.  Check and mate.
10. Signature Twill Cotton Shorts:  I don’t think anyone has better washes than Orvis.  They did Surfwashed a while back, and have expanded since.  They gave their signature twills a nice wash this year, putting these Poppy shorts at the top of the list.
11. Encounter Wading Jacket:  It’s going to rain this Spring, so be prepared…and where else would you go for outerwear?
12. Indestructible Field Watch:  How about a watch that works in every situation?  Dates, the lake, or hitting the course…you’ll always know what time it is…
13. Sebago Kedge Tie Moccasins:  You’ll need some kickers that will finish off every outfit, from work on the patio, the beachside bar, date night, or a breakfast stop.  These drivers hit all the right notes.
14. Travel Cooler:  Springtime and coolers go together like, well, springtime and coolers.  Always have one handy…and this one is on serious sale…

What are you digging from Orvis?

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  1. MRS
    04/14/2015 / 8:09 AM

    Been%20thinking%20about%20trying%20out%20those%20trim%20fit%20khakis.%20%20How%20do%20they%20compare%20fit-wise%20to%20Jack%20Donnelly%20slim%20fits%20(which%20I%20know%20you%20have%20some%20experience%20with)%3F

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