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A change in temperatures presents a ripe opportunity to pick up seasonally appropriate investment pieces, whether they be stretch-wool seersucker sport coats by Paul Smith, heavyweight linen Teba jackets from the Merchant Fox, or even a knit anorak made for Alanui. But for every big-ticket item, there’s also a spritz-themed espadrille from Ron Dorff or a cheeky baseball cap by Arrels Barcelona. More to follow.
Drake’s Ecru Lightweight Cotton Canvas Five-Pocket Jean
Nothing against daffodils and birds, but we take ecru jeans as the true sign that spring has returned. And this season, Drake’s is delivering a bang-up version made from a lightweight cotton canvas milled in France.
Ettinger Heritage Burlington Briefcase
With more businesses sounding the return-to-office horn, now is a sensible time to upgrade your commute gear. And few bigger upgrades exist than Ettinger’s freshly introduced Burlington briefcase, which is made from vegetable-tanned Tuscan leather and lined with soft suede. Its brass locking mechanism—complemented by two keys—may be a retro touch, but two large compartments sized to hold a laptop or tablet nod to the 21st century.
OAS The Mustard Robe in Yellow
A bathrobe may make its wearer look like Tony Soprano, Hugh Hefner, Winston Churchill—or in the case of this mustard-striped number from OAS—a cast member in a new Wes Anderson film. Adding to the louche sense of whimsy is the subtle texture of its jacquard weave.
Isabel Marant Enoah Shirt
We will not, under any circumstances, employ the phrase “scoutcore.” But we have noticed an increased interest in khaki-colored field shirts with pleated utility pockets, including this new release from Isabel Marant.
Bryceland’s Foul Weather Smock Yellow
The foul-weather parka worn by U.S. Navy servicemen in WWII is the inspiration behind this Bryceland’s smock, which is made from a 60/40 cotton-nylon blend. The Japanese-made piece is available in just two sizes, both of which are oversized to ensure easy layering above shirts or sweaters.
Amiri Hawaii Bowling Shirt
Never mind the “Hawaii” part of Amiri’s Hawaii bowling shirt—the camp-collar style is covered in a retro print depicting classic California landmarks, from the redwood forests to Rodeo Drive.
Adsum + Gramicci Shell Gear Short
Proof that hiker-inspired style isn’t going away anytime soon, Adsum’s joined forces with Gramicci to deliver a collection that includes a new interpretation of the latter’s Shell Gear short. The collaborative piece is made from water-resistant recycled fabric and includes an internal belt and oversized pockets that wrap from the front panel to the back.
Arrels Barcelona Bubblegum Baseball Cap
Spring remains solidly in its “sprung” phrase. But if you’re already pining for the warmer months that follow it, you may signal your enthusiasm with the positive affirmation of this cotton baseball cap from Arrels Barcelona.
The Merchant Fox Classic Navy Heavy Linen Teba Jacket
If you wish to look cool and collected this spring take a page from the Spanish, who have been wearing lightly constructed Teba jackets for generations. This made-to-order entry comes from The Merchant Fox, which has chosen a heavyweight linen with a hopsack pattern as the fabric.
Alanui Barefoot Baja Wool Knit Anorak
If a good drug rug is what your spring wardrobe is missing, fill that Spicoli-shaped hole this knit wool Baja anorak from Alanui. Light-washed jeans, strap sandals, and the scent of nag champa to follow.
Le17septembre Homme Belted Twill Trousers
By matching tailored details like single pleats to a fabric made from cotton, linen and rayon, these Le17septembre Homme trousers deliver lightweight comfort in a crisp package. Better yet, its D-ring self-belt takes one more decision out of your hands in the morning.
Ron Dorff Espadrille Spritz Orange
There’s now a small cottage industry turning out Negroni-themed menswear, but we feel that the Aperol Spritz deserves a little more love. Ron Dorff must have had the same idea and has made these cotton canvas-blend espadrilles in a shade that closely resembles the preferred aperitivo of Italians (and wannabe Italians) everywhere.
Paul Smith Stretch Wool Seersucker Blazer
This sport coat from Paul Smith is playing fast and loose with the seersucker rules in two ways: it opts from a solid cream color over the expected stripe and is made from a lightweight stretch wool rather than cotton. We’ll allow it.
Todd Snyder Open-Knit Stripe Full-Placket Polo in Classic Navy
A hemp-and-cotton blend gives this Todd Snyder knit polo substantial heft, while its open knit keeps it breezy and light. Details including a button-through placket and a spread collar burnish its vintage appeal.
Bode Double Breasted Cardigan in Cream
The inspiration for this double-breasted Bode cardigan comes from a child’s garment dating to the 1960s, which was just too cool to leave to the kiddies. Bode’s adult version is made in Peru from 100% cotton and includes yesteryear touches like a half-ribbed hemline.