Men can wrap up winter and flow into spring in timeless jackets, cool shoes and cozy sweats.
The winter-into-spring shoulder season is a great time for menswear, with timeless jackets, cool shoes and cozy sweats blooming in stores like early flowers.
Here are some pieces that reflect the current trends while keeping it classic, for styles that are fresh and long-lasting.
Marine accents are a top trend for spring, and the Norse Projects Godtfred Classic Navy Stripe Top ($125 at Glasswing Shop, Capitol Hill) is a versatile way to add the look to your wardrobe.
Add some regional pride to your closet with The Great PNW Miller Crewneck Sweatshirt ($43 at thegreatpnw.com). The Spokane company’s cozy piece is a perfect layer for evening dog walks or early-season hikes.
Pull on pieces that are understated, yet chic in their cuts, hues and unique details, such as the knit Schott Crew Neck Sweatshirt ($90) or linen-blend Azul Canvas Rider’s Hoodie ($234, both at Kuhlman, Belltown), with an asymmetrical zip.
Cream is projected to be an “it” hue come warmer months. Add the fresh neutral via Alex Crane’s Bight Jacket in Sand ($188) or Bo Pant in Beach ($128, both at Glasswing Shop), which features an easy drawstring waistband.
Outdoor gear that goes
A perennial classic, the Stutterheim Stockholm Rain Coat ($295 at stutterheim.com) has a vintage-inspired, inside-and-out waterproof design that melds form and function.
The Patagonia Better Sweater Zip Front Jacket ($139 at Nordstrom), with a fleece interior and sporty fit, is perfect for layering and comes in five neutral colors.
For a colorful alternative, the Danish-designed RAINS Jacket ($120 at Hammer & Awl, Madrona) is available in an on-trend rust hue, with a lightweight design and a cap-style brim on the adjustable hood.
Accessories for interest
The black and olive-green check pattern on the Pendleton Buffalo Check Wool Hat ($45 at Hammer & Awl) is as classic as one would expect from the venerable Oregon company. And its wool construction makes it naturally rain, odor and wrinkle resistant.
For a cheeky cap to your look, don the Ebbets Field Flannels for Molly Moon’s Cap ($45 at Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Capitol Hill). Made in Seattle by Ebbets Field for the locally owned ice cream shop, the cap features an all-black wool body topped with a white felt patch of Molly Moon’s vintage-inspired ice cream cone logo.
The Kiriko Vintage Patchwork Bandana (on sale for $49 at Hammer & Awl) is made in Portland from leftover vintage Japanese fabrics. At almost 2 feet square, it makes for a great scarf alternative.
For commuting or as a carry-on luggage alternative, the Woolrich x The Hill-Side Backpack Bag ($150 at woolrich.com) is durable and on-trend with its buffalo check, wool-trimmed, neoprene lining. The reinforced canvas bag includes a padded laptop sleeve and pockets for all your gadgets.
Wool sneakers, such as Adidas’ Stan Smith PC Wool Grey Shoes ($120 at Likelihood, Capitol Hill) or Allbirds’ Wool Runners ($95 at allbirds.com), are an edgy update to the classic sneaker. And thanks to the soft, warm texture of wool, as well as its breathability, socks aren’t a necessity as the weather warms up.
Or opt for a sneaker that doubles as a boot with the New Balance x Norse Projects HLRAINB Blue Graphite Sneakerboot ($190 at Likelihood). They combine a Vibram outsole with a nubuck and nylon upper that’s treated with Gore-Tex, so they’ll carry you through the rainy days and right into spring.