The days are lengthening and the mercury is gradually inching higher: spring has just about sprung, which means it's high time for a wardrobe refresh. Pack away your winter layers and invest in spring style heroes that will put a pep in your step. From a breezy linen shirt to clean white kicks, these are the best spring clothes for men to stock up on now.
The best spring clothes for men
The blue jeans
No matter the time of year, you can never go wrong with a pair of classic blue denim jeans. These Italian-made organic cotton denim jeans from Closed get our pick, thanks to their flattering straight leg and vintage-inspired wash.
The chore jacket
Arguably the most versatile transitional staple, a chore jacket should be your go-to for the tricky in-between months when the weather can't make up its mind. Unrecorded's understated worker jacket is just the thing to have on hand. Crafted from organic cotton twill, it's breathable yet durable. A fail-safe layering tool that you'll reach for time and again.
The white sneakers
White leather trainers lend themselves perfectly to spring dressing. We love this pair from Crown Northampton, which are meticulously handcrafted in Northampton from full grain leather and boast a minimalist silhouette inspired by classic dress shoe design.
When the sun finally makes an overdue appearance, reach for a pair of shades that will elevate your look without drawing attention away from the rest of your outfit. We've got just the pair: these elegant tortoiseshell frames from Barcelona-based Meller are designed to suit any face shape. The polarised lenses will reduce reflections and provide better clarity.
The plain white tee
Finding the perfect white tee (not too fitted nor relaxed; heavyweight but breathable; a neckline with just the right level of scoop) seems to be a never-ending struggle, but Longevity London has managed to create just that. Its English-made Classic Tee is cut in a slightly oversized fit from a heavyweight 270GSM cotton jersey and features a relaxed ribbed knit neckline.
Whether you want to hide a bad hair day or add a sporty touch to your outfit, a baseball cap is what you need. This one from Norse Projects will do just the trick: clean and classic, this made-in-the-USA cap is the perfect off-duty accessory for the warmer months.
Now's the time to swap your heavy woollen slacks for a pair of easy breezy shorts, like this elegantly understated style from L'Estrange. Cut from a luxurious cotton stretch fabric, they feature a hidden elastic waistband for ultimate comfort.
The linen shirt
An airy linen shirt is a warm weather staple that you'll be glad to have on hand when the rays start beating down. ISTO.'s Portuguese-made version is a laid-back wardrobe addition that comes in a relaxed fit and features a buttonless collar and custom bio resin buttons
A lightweight knit is a spring-time must-have. This Italian-made silk-cashmere zip cardigan from Luca Faloni gets our vote, thanks to its super-soft feel, natural fluid drape and refined look. Perfect for layering over a tee or tailored shirt as part of a business casual look.
Classic and oh-so-versatile, loafers have endured as a footwear staple for a reason. This pair of tassle loafers from Swedish footwear label Myrqvist is made in Portugal from full grain calf from renowned French tannery Du Puy and Goodyear welted for extra support and durability.
As much as we'd like to think spring time is all warm days and blue skies, the reality is somewhat different. That's why it always pays to have a lightweight raincoat on hand. Our choice is the Storm Breaker from Danish rainwear label Rains. Cut from the label's signature waterproof PU fabric, the sporty unisex style features a two-way waterproof zipper, a hood with a built-in cap and reflective detailing on drawstrings.
A minimalist watch will subtly elevate any outfit. This rectangular style from Monofore is clean and simple, with a light, effortless look. The label's signature curved dial and domed glass eliminates shadows while the embedded crown is invisible from above, creating a clean, unbroken line.
A hoodie is a year-round staple that will take you effortlessly from the sofa to the office to the gym and back again. CDLP's Heavy Terry Hoodie is as comfy as they come: made from a recycled and organic cotton blend with a loopback knit interior, it's durable yet oh-so-soft.
Cotton chinos are a must-have in any man's wardrobe. This pair from ASKET is guaranteed to become your go-to for just about any occasion. Crafted from mid-weight Italian cotton-satin weave with a hint of stretch, they're as comfortable as they are elegant.