Eleven Spring Essentials
The new season’s ultimate sartorial must-haves.
Spring is here and while that means a welcome further step toward summer, it can also be a tricky in-between affair given the rise and fall of temperatures.
As a rule, layer lightly and be sure to bring a sense of simplicity and fun – easily done with our pick of the season’s best.
Loro Piana Cashmere-Blend Overshirt
Boasting workwear influences, this overshirt from luxury Italian label Loro Piana is a comfortable, casual, lightweight option for the in-between season. Cut to layer over lighter fabrics, the overshirt is made in Italy, boasts 96 per cent cashmere fabric and features horn buttons.
Tom Ford Slim-Fit Indigo Rinse Jeans
A classic denim cut should inform every wardrobe. Here, Tom Ford offers a timeless silhouette in a dark, versatile shade courtesy of an indigo rinse. Made in the US, the jeans are 100 per cent cotton and see a mid-weight, slim, but not snug fit.
Fendi Camp-Collar Floral-Print Silk-Twill Shirt
Spring means time to dust off the floral shirt (true!), and away from garish colourful displays, we’ve opted for something more subdued. Cut from lightweight silk-twill, the roomy fit is met with a camp-collar design and is fastened with mother-of-pearl buttons.
Approx. 1665; mrporter.com
Jacquemus Pantalone de Costume Straight Leg Trousers
Billowy trousers are the order of the season, especially in the Jacquemus’ spring-friendly hues. Here, the light green wool-blend trousers offer a straight leg cut, concealed front zip fastening and four-pockets.
Prada Gabardine Wheel Sneakers
Thing’s lighten in spring, including footwear. We recommend these cotton gabardine sneakers from Prada. Here in a tonal colourway, the round ridge toe gives contrast to the cotton outer which is breathable for those warmer days.
Ermenegildo Zegna Unstructured Cotton-Blend Tela Vela Blazer
As the party season slowly awakens (and COVID restrictions gently ease), a lightweight blazer becomes essential. Look to Zegna and its cotton telavela (a chintz cotton fabric that has a small percentage of stretch built-in) jacket. Unlined for a lightweight feel that when combined with the breathable cotton fabric and double vent design make it a perfect spring option.
Jacques Marie Mage Dealan Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses
This pair of ‘Dealan’ sunglasses pay homage to those worn by Bob Dylan. The limited run of 450 pieces, each handcrafted in Japan, lean on the square silhouette associated with the era. Featured here in In grey with light grey lenses and sterling silver hardware – adding some fun to the season.
Approx. $811; mrporter.com
Brunello Cucinelli Crewneck Sweater
Spring still means a light jumper cover those crisp evenings and early mornings. For knitwear, there is no better than Brunello Cucinelli and its light crewneck sweater. Here in pebble grey, two ultra-fine threads of pure cashmere are crafted together for a beautiful texture making a soft and lightweight addition.
John Lobb Lopez Suede Penny Loafers
A pair of suede loafers strike the perfect balance between casual and work appropriate. There are few better than British outfitters John Lobb – the ‘Lopez’ the ideal silhouette, oozing casual luxury from its supple suede construction.
Approx. $2044; mrporter.com
Pasha De Cartier Stainless Steel Watch
Spring is a time of renewal and Cartier has done just that with the relaunch of the Pasha De Cartier. The classic 41mm stainless steel version boasts a round water-resistant case with four Arabic numerals forming a timeless addition to any wrist that will also elevate any outfit. Better still, a smartlink adjustment system easily swaps out a number of separate straps making it a versatile piece.
Thom Browne 4-bar Checked Tote Bag
A tote bag that doesn’t look like it was lifted from the library, this effort forms a checked fabric in the designer’s tri-colour trademark. Made from a combination of cotton and wool, with an internal zipped pocket this is a heightened and easy everyday carry.