As you start add to or update your Spring wardrobe consider adding a few staple items into the mix: a cotton double-breasted blazer (blue is the most versatile), white jeans or chinos (I like chinos), and a sleek timepiece. I know what you are thinking, a double-breasted jacket may overheat you if you keep it closed. True, the tradition rule is to keep a DB close, but like we’ve seen throughout many men’s fashion magazines it is ok to let your DB fly open.
This shouldn’t take much convincing but invest in a pair of white (or off-white) chinos, and keep them in constant rotation. They pair well with everything, they are light in color (which help reflect the sun off of your body), and they are just a stress-free spring/summer item to throw on when you are in a rush.
I am happy to see more mandarin collared shirts appear on the racks of some of today’s top retailers. This short unfolded stand-up collar was first introduced by the Chinese and became very popular in the James Bond’s 1962 film, Dr. No. Due to its unique short collar, I would say this is a great piece to wear on during those 80 degree weather days. Leave a few buttons undone along with that DB blazer I mentioned above
Loafers are a must for warmer weather. You can chose a very casual option like the one feature above or you can purchase a loafer with a longer vamp for a more dressy/office appropriate shoe.
You can’t have a staple wardrobe with a nice timepiece. This Stainless Steel with Black Dial watch from Armani Exchange (@ArmaniExchange) doesn’t carry too many outlandish features, but it does make up for it with it’s fashion forward dual face design. The face of the watch combines a sleek stainless band with a clean black face giving it a versatile appeal for both the work, leisure, and travelling.
This AX Armani Exchange men’s watch features:
- brushed, polished stainless steel strap and round case
- black dial
- dual time with 3 hand and 2 hand
- 48mm case size; 22mm lug width
- 5 ATM water resistance
Alex Sanchez // @Zander_X
*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post through Men’s Health/Armani Exchange. I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are STRICTLY my own.