The Spring / Summer 2015 Menswear Essentials

Spring is officially in full swing and now that the heavy winter coats have made their way into our storage units, it’s time to shift focus on the spring/ summer essentials that will get us through the warmer months. Lightweight, color-filled pieces should be at the top of every guy’s shopping list this month, and below we have highlighted a few of our favorites from New York City-based menswear labels, Thaddeus O’Neil (, Number 288 (, and N.P. Elliott (

Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Starting at $175


The Thaddeus O’Neil ( collection was created to serve as luxury “playwear,” but the immaculately constructed garments are redefining both loungewear and work-wear for the modern man. Pairing timeless tailored pieces with a hint of a relaxed feel alongside ultra-comfortable pieces one would have a hard time taking off, Thaddeus O’Neil pieces move with the body in an undeniably, effortlessly cool way. Whether you’re hitting the beach or headed to work, there is something in the collection for every occasion. For those lazy spring weekend days, the Side Slant Slouchy Striped Tee ($175) and Ikat Knit Hem Bloomer ($450), featured left, are two essential pieces you may have on repeat all spring and summer long. For the cooler evenings, the Mesh Long-Sleeved Hoodie ($875) provides the perfect blend of relaxed feel and warmth

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Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Starting at $115

For the modern man who is fashion-forward and masculine, the sportswear-inspired pieces in N-p-Elliott’s Spring 2015 collection are the perfect addition to warm weather wardrobe. April showers become something to look forward to when rocking the Kimono Hooded Jacket ($1165) made of silk faille, while the Cap Sleeve T-Shirt ($115) provides the perfect foundation off which to build an outfit. Meanwhile, the blue Yolk Front Shirt ($470) constructed of Japanese milled cotton canvas is the ideal versatile piece that can take the wearer from the office to the party, always looking sharp.

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Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Starting at $350

There is something about getting a fresh pair of shoes for spring that is so exciting and semi-ceremonious. Whether it’s the fact that we can finally throw away our old, snow-beaten shoes or the fact that the sun is finally shining, there is no denying that a fresh pair of kicks makes all the difference in really feeling like a new season has come. New York-based men’s footwear design studio, Number 288 ( respects the traditional methods of footwear construction but adds unique, modern details to its superbly constructed collections. The Spring 2015 collection offers fresh hues of light grey, mustard, and off-white in addition to the brand’s signature white, navy and black core colors, and introduces new textures like suede, nubuck and pony into the mix. Offering a perfect mix of casual shoes for everyday wear and more fashion-forward ones with unexpected detailing, there is a must-have style for every item on your spring/summer agenda. The sleek black pony-haired Houston slip-ons ($580) are a great shoe for work and more formal functions, while the grey unlined leather Mulberry high-tops ($476) make for the perfect weekend wear. For the more daring sneaker-lover, the Mott in “lion” suede ($479) are the ideal head-turning sneaker, featuring asymmetrical laces that your fellow sneaker addicts will be dying to get their hands on.

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James Chung

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