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 watch should do the trick. You can keep it the face simple or you can be a bit risky and go with this fashion forward option with a dual face design.
Alex Sanchez // @Zander_X