Words by Tyrus Townsend
Wardrobe essentials are a necessary, yet subjective approach to updating one’s look. Pieces like a black blazer or trench coat are seasonless and should always have a place in your closet, regardless of the time or occasion – others serve a purpose to keep you connected to current trends and whatever is happening on the streets and runways across the globe.
This spring, we rearrange and make room for a handful of buys, ushering in the warm weather with some extra swag. From camp collar shirts to vintage trainers, here are nine Bevel-approved selects for the season that’ll set off your spring, clean and proper…
The White Shirt (The Button Down)
Everlane Cotton Slim Fit Shirt, $50
An essential that every man needs in his closet. This cotton button-down is perfect for work and play. It’s lightweight and crisp, and you’ll move freely thanks to side pleats at the back yoke for a comfortable fit. Priced nicely, so you might want to buy it twice!
COS Relaxed Wide-Leg Cotton Trousers, $125
Join the wide-leg trend with these relaxed-style trousers. Constructed of stretch cotton, the fit has a dropped crotch, invisible hem, and enclosed hook with flat frontal pleats. These aren’t your dad’s (or M.C. Hammer’s) voluminous pants.
ASOS Denim Worker Jacket in Black, $64
All the rage in Japan, workwear has reemerged again stateside and fashion retailer ASOS’ Denim Worker Jacket is a smart way to dress up on any Casual Friday. Not to be confused with your average Dickies or Carhartt, this jacket is perfectly oversized with dropped shoulders, button placket, and fabricated in lightweight denim for you to rock three out of four seasons.
Coach Derby in Black, $350
A staple amongst a sea of sneakers, the Derby always reigns supreme – this one from Coach is the cat’s meow. Nostalgic yet modern, this shoe is crafted in quality with thick rubber soles and laces that make this fit versatile and very necessary!
Adidas BW Army Shoes in Navy, $70
Not to be confused with Maison Margiela’s ‘Replica’ sneakers, the Adidas BW Army Shoes are inspired by the ‘70s, first worn by German troops. Retro whilst modern, the luxe leather, suede overlays, and soft gum rubber soles give off vintage vibes and the monochromatic gives it that modern touch.
O.N.S. x Slightly Alabama Document Holder in Emerald, $300
Sometimes you need more than a wallet to hold your essentials. Thank goodness for the O.N.S. x Slightly Alabama Document Holder. Large enough to hold a 13” laptop, a couple of magazines, small writing tablet, smartphone and a partridge in a pear tree, this sturdy full-grain cowhide is outfitted with sand-casted brass hardware and available in a variety of hues – Emerald Green stands out as our select choice here.
Cubitts Gifford Round Frame Acetate & Silver Tone Sunglasses
A quintessential man needs a quintessential pair of sunnies and Cubitts is that guy! Named after London’s Gifford Street and popularized during the ‘50s and ‘60s, the ‘panto’ round shape is married with a wider top and finished with a polished silver-tone metal and champagne acetate inlaid. Shine on them this spring! (Amen!)
Saturdays New York City Lim Studio Paper Cardigan in British Khaki, $265
Not too heavy, and not too lightweight, this Lim Studio Paper Cardigan in British Khaki from Saturdays New York City is perfect for those late nights and early mornings shenanigan. Fabricated using deodorized Abaca paper yarn, this warm weather piece perfectly pairs with denim, cotton, and everything in-between.
The Trend Piece
Mr. Porter’s Mr. P Camp Collar Striped Shirt, $175
The bold, striking hue of Mr. P’s Camp Collar Striped Shirt is one-part faux denim, one-part California Lovin’. Inspired by the West Coast, this relaxed fit is lightweight, outfitted with corozo buttons and produced in Japan. The catch? Expect for this piece to slowly fade like denim and for you to shine like the sartorialist you are. (So really, no catch.)