Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Trey Hicks
It's nearing June, and we've finally reached the point where we must now fully pull back from the comfort of our heavy knits, and coats to make room for lighter, and more delicate clothing items.
The time has come for us to find new, and creative ways to maximize on more primary clothing. In the past, I've referenced the use of prints, and patterns which are still very much valid, but this time around, how about some solid colors on staples that are relevant in a variety of ways?
To get you started, here are five of my spring style essentials for casual weekend outings:
- The Summery Long Sleeve Polo Shirt
Thanks to the likes of influencers like Ralph Lauren, the polo shirt can well be named, the ultimate menswear staple of the spring/summer season. Tucked in, or left out, the charm lies in its simplicity - fit, design, and individual aesthetics . Most men gravitate more towards the classic navy, or grey option, and I say be a bit more spontaneous with a bias blue color option.
- The Sunglasses
Sunglasses, and summer go together. It's time to try out some new styles with standard protocol: Go to your favourite eyewear shop, try all the spectacles you like based on design, and shape. Go home with what you like the most.
- The Wrist Watch
The devil is in the details, and when it comes to essential accessories, a total standout gold watch takes it up a notch. My personal favorite, and the piece you're looking at from Carl F. Bucherer is just as attractive in all the right ways as it is high quality. Solid leather strap, and a well designed dial to match. Truly an excellent choice.
- The Tapered Trousers In White
For the spring/summer season, you want slim fit white trousers. Why? They're probably the most versatile pair of trousers a man could ever own. Also, it's the perfect time to wear one. It compliments every other color in every shade, and is also easily adaptable to both upscale, and after hour scenes.
- The Double Monk strap
Usually, I would say to leave the double monk straps to fully suited ensembles because the shoe style itself is classic, and timeless. For that reason alone, they should be respected as such. However, these Poitier options from Paul Evans were designed in a way that manages to fit a more casual environment. Going for the sockless illusion helps a lot too. If you're able to style a full ensemble in a way that keeps the focus on the shine of your shoes, instead of your ankles, you've cracked the code.
Tapered Trousers / Institchu . Doppio Gancio Acetate Schoolboy Sunglasses / Salvatore Ferragamo . Belper in Bias Blue / John Smedley . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer . The Poitier Double Monk Strap / Paul Evans NY
Thank you for reading!