Top 5 Timeless Spring Essentials For Men
Blogger JusdeJames’s is one of Dublin’s most stylish men. DublinFashion are delighted to have nabbed him this week to give us his lowdown on this season’s Top 5 Timeless Essentials For Men.
The Lightweight Jacket
When it comes to our rather unpredictable (to say the least) weather, it’s essential that we’re equipped with a lightweight, durable, but ultimately fashionable jacket for those tumultuous spring days. Enter the humble Mac. The Mac has long been a wardrobe wonder for many gentlemen, and looks just as chic over a crisp navy suit and brogues as it does paired with a classic white tee, black jeans and a simple trainer. I’ve chosen this bargain friendly buy from River Island as my top pick for a classic spring cover-up, with its classic beige hue, button up features and €95 price tag all making it a sartorial steal.
The Breton Stripe
Spring/Summer can often herald horrific flashbacks of graphic tees and deep v necks that many of us would rather care to forget, and with this in mind, I’ve chosen the classic Breton stripe tee as my top of all tops for a timeless seasonal wardrobe. This classic fashion favourite has just the right amount of Parisian prowess to set any man apart from his peers, and, for a horizontal stripe, can be surprisingly forgiving on even the largest of frames. Given our climate, I’ve opted for this long sleeve take on the Breton stripe from high street haven H&M (€9.99).
For a fun take on the basic brogue, look no further than that little treasure trove known as TK Maxx. With a vast array of styles available at exceptionally pleasing price points, this is the perfect spot to have some fun with your footwear, and perhaps experiment with some more adventurous spring styles. I recently picked up these Lotus brogues from the store for a wallet friendly €47, and couldn’t resist the contrast sole and lace detail. These natty nuances make for a far more expensive looking shoe, and will have you putting your best foot forward every spring!
Benetton has long been a dark horse of the high street, and their St. Stephen’s Green branch is the perfect place to peruse a whole host of timeless menswear basics that will transcend your wardrobe for seasons to come. I’m beyond impressed with their selection of chinos this season, and in particular, these pale blue and navy checked print pants, which, at just €39.95, will offer a dash of preppy fun to any spring look. Of course, for those seeking something a little more subdued, the brand offers an endless amount of varieties of the classic chino, with beige, navy, and everything in between.
The Timeless Tote
Finally, for those lucky fellows that will be escaping the perils of our Irish weather this spring, a hardworking weekend bag is a wardrobe essential, and Tommy Hilfiger have got just the ticket with this timeless tote. With its monochrome hue and racing stripe detail offering a piece that will survive any fashion forecast, this piece is well worth its €229 price tag, and will easily double up as a go-to gym bag when it’s time to burn off those barbecue bingo wings!