A NEW SPRING FASHION STORY OUT
fter a bitter winter, who wouldn’t welcome some well-deserved warmth? The time has come to store away the chunky wool sweaters, hang up the heavy coats, and deploy the springtime clothing arsenal as our winter layers peel away. This men’s spring fashion style guide aims to help you construct a basic, yet versatile spring wardrobe in preparation for the warmer months.
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There’s something about this season that’s particularly alluring; the warm sunshine on your skin, the colorful plants, or simply the fact that the piercingly-cold wind no longer hurts your face. For those of us who like to dress well, it’s also a time of creativity and self-expression via retail therapy, check out which ones are the best aftershave products.
Long Sleeve Shirts
Left to right: Red Gingham, Light blue chambray, Batch utility shirt, Norse Projects Villads shirt, Navy henley, breton
Though spring brings sunshine and general happiness (if you don’t have allergies), it may certainly still get cold depending on where you live. Because of this, the long sleeve button down is the most versatile shirt for any men’s spring wardrobe in my opinion, especially with the cuffed sleeve look. The most substantial difference between shirts is definitely what fabric they’re made of. Here are a few popular fabrics and patterns that comprise a lot of spring apparel.
This is a type of plain weave cotton cloth with a colored warp and white weft, giving it a speckled-like appearance. Chambray comes in a bunch of colors, but the most common for men are light blue, dark blue, and gray. The best way to imagine it is like a light and clothy denim. Light blue is the most “classic” color and objectively the easiest to pair.
Made from laboriously intensive flax plant fibers, linen is the ideal fabric for hot weather. In fact, mummies were usually wrapped in linen as a sign of purity and wealth (and do you know how hot it is in Egypt?). Linen is a lighter, thinner fabric so it wrinkles very easily. To combat this issue, pick up a handheld steamer. It’s portable and much quicker + easier to use than setting up the iron.
Ginham is a mid-weight pattern woven from cotton or blended yarn and is always checkered in white plus another bold color. This fabric is commonly mistaken with plaid, though the patterns differ. Gingham is white with another color and has equidistant lines, while plaid can be any combination of colors and spacing. Gingham is a very “busy” pattern, so it’s not the easiest to pair into men’s spring fashion outfits. Match gingham shirts with a more neutral bottom to ensure your look isn’t too loud.
Oxford cloth is a basketweave material that’s on the heavier side as far as spring fabrics go. Colors you should consider having at your disposal include: navy, grey, olive, and white (can never have too many white button downs, especially if you’re like me and have an average white shirt lifespan of 22 minutes).
Henleys are generally form-fitting, cotton shirts with 3 or 4 buttons stemming from the collar. They’re a great, casual choice for layering under a jacket but also look great standalone. Effortless and simple, the henley is an essential component of any man’s spring wardrobe and look best when they fit closer to the body (show off them winter gains, brah).
Stemming its roots from French sailors in the 1850s, the original breton shirts had 21 stripes (one for each of Napoleon’s victories). These look awesome with a pair of dark denim, and they’re easy to work into an outfit.
Hi, this spring story with beautiful Nirvana is out in the June issue of Costume magazine and I did the makeup,- tadaaa! I really want the Comme des Garcons plastic hat below! I hope you enjoy it and please find all credits at the bottom of the page.
Photographer Sara Bille, Fashion, Nanna Flach, Model Nirvana Naves, Hair Marianne Jensen, Makeup Marie Thomsen.