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Ah, May. That true-summer weather is getting so close that you can taste it, and in no time, you’ll be beating the heat in Japanese paper tees from Ikiji, abstract-printed silk shirts by Corneliani and an A.P.C. knit polo that utilizes linen and viscose to great effect. But it remains, spring, so you may also wish to stock up on cropped Aimé Leon Dore topcoats, cotton-linen Todd Snyder cargo pants or Western-themed Fair Isle knits from Drake’s in the meantime. More of that below.
Wales Bonner Miles Tie-Dye Jeans
Hear the phrase “tie-dye jeans,” and one may imagine the worst stylistic excesses of the flower-power generation. But by sticking to an indigo hue, these lightweight tie-dyed jeans from Wales Bonner manage to be far more wearable yet no less groovy.
If we prompted AI to design “the ideal laidback spring/summer sport shirt,” it might render something like this oversized seersucker shirt from Unfeigned. Its button-down collar and locker loop give it a preppy appeal, while its baggy fit and the angular cut of its back collar indicate that there’s something more interesting going on beneath the surface.
Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Men’s Asymmetric Striped Sport Shirt
Made from a striped pattern that flips from vertical on one side to horizontal on the other, this Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza sport shirt might inspire vertigo. Spinning sensations aside, it’s made from a lightweight blend of linen, cotton, and silk that will act as a built-in AC.
A.P.C. Fred Polo Shirt
From a distance, A.P.C.’s Fred shirt may look like any other knit polo. But its ace in the hole is a silky Italian fabric made from linen, viscose and polyamide, which ensures you won’t break a sweat while rocking the vintage-inspired look.
SER.O.YA Bruce Crochet Short
Your poor, thoughtful grandmother: she’s always knitting you things you don’t need (another scarf) but never knits what you do need (basketball shorts). Fortunately for you, SER.O.YA has picked up the slack to make these court-worthy crochet shorts from 100 percent cotton.
Manresa The Cans Camp Collar LS
You may have acquired a sizeable collection of printed camp collar shirts over the last few seasons, but you surely don’t have one marked by vintage oyster cans. If we’ve guessed right you can fill that hole with Manresa’s “The Cans” shirt, which is precisely that and made from 100% cotton poplin.
Drake’s Ecru and Multi-Colored Cotton Cashmere Cowboy Knit Vest
In a huge breakthrough for Fair Isle sweater vest technology, Drake’s has created a cotton-cashmere iteration with motifs borrowed from Western wear. Cacti, horseshoes, mountain ranges—they’re all present in the design of the playful knit, which is perfectly weighted for the shoulder season at hand.
Comme Des Garçons Homme Striped Cotton T-Shirt
That there should be lower patch pockets on T-shirts isn’t a demand that we hear often. But there may be no going back after experiencing this striped tee from Comme Des Garçons, whose deep frontal pockets give it the storage space of your favorite jacket.
Husbands Single-Breasted Jacket in Cashmere, Linen and Cotton
Memorial Day falls on May 29th, meaning there’s 24 days until you can wear this cream-colored Husbands jacket made from cashmere, linen and cotton—if you believe in that sort of thing. We’ll give you a pass to wear it now, whether that’s with light-washed jeans and a crewneck tee or tropical wool trousers and a printed silk shirt.
Aimé Leon Dore Cropped Topcoat
Have you ever wanted a topcoat… but at the same time, less of it? Aimé Leon Dore seems to have read your mind, and introduced its cropped topcoat, which retains such features as buttoned sleeve straps and an inverted back pleat but presented in a shorter cut that more resembles a trucker jacket.
Bally Green Python Print Lace-Up Sneakers
It’s hard to improve on the design of the classic CVO sneaker—but not impossible. Case in point: Bally has felt fit to reimagine it with a leather upper marked by an all-over python print.
Todd Snyder Cotton Linen Officer Cargo in Olive
Todd Snyder’s promoted its cargo pants to officer status, and with that promotion comes such features as a straight fit, a patch pocket at the right front side and cinchable drawstrings at the hems. Cut from a cotton-linen fabric, they’re weighted for action in your spring style offensive.
Corneliani Printed Silk Shirt
Some printed silk shirts loudly announce themselves with motifs of tropical floral or equestrian accessories. But this abstract print from Corneliani is a little tougher to figure out: is it supposed to picture nautical flags, geometric proofs or agricultural grids? Hard to call, but we know it looks good.
Polo Ralph Lauren Sea Bags x Polo Weekender
Sea Bags, a Maine-based maker that turns retired sails into luggage and accessories, was tapped by Ralph Lauren for a collaboration. The result is a sailcloth weekender with rope handles and a very on-brand “67” appliqued in red.
This Ikiji pocket tee is made from Japanese paper, or “washi,” a traditional textile made from the bark of the Gampi tree. It’s tougher than typical paper, and thus substantial enough to be worn as clothing, but is more absorbent and quicker drying than cotton. In other words, the ideal t-shirt fabric for spring and summer.