Must-Have Men’s Fashions for the Spring

Must-Have Men’s Fashions for the Spring

Naval II Raye Rouge boat neck unisex striped top from Saint James, $159 (Courtesy Saint James)

The weather still may be a bit all over the place, but, according to the calendar, it is officially springtime and with the spring comes flowers, longer days and a new season-worth of fashion! Here are some great NYC shops where you can find some of my favorite spring trends men will be sporting this year:

Saint James (Upper East Side and West Village): Known for its Breton striped tops, this French garment house has a rich history of crafting iconic sweaters. Saint James has since expanded to include t-shirts, polo shirts, beanies, scarves and more. The nautical look continues to be in, making a Saint James Breton striped shirt the perfect top for a casual stroll along the Hudson River or picnicking in Central Park.

Original Penguin (Midtown West and Greenwich Village): This menswear label fuses iconic American sportswear with a modern-minded style, leaning toward an overall more youthful vibe. The Spring Break Shop has seasonally appropriate—and on-trend—attire like pastel tops and checkered shorts. Baseball caps are not only popular, but functional fashion, helping to shield one’s eyes from the sun. The Original Penguin stretch fit cap is extra cute because it features the brand’s adorable penguin logo, Pete, on the front!

Knot Standard (Flatiron flagship showroom and Upper East Side in the 59th St./Third Ave. Bloomingdale’s): Luxury custom menswear from Knot Standard ensures that you are wearing your clothes and not the other way around. Personal stylists, classic tailoring and a generous selection of suits, shirts, trousers and accessories will make your customized shopping experience a successful one. Knot Standard’s signature shirts come in a variety of colors and patterns—this spring, sport them in pastels like light blue, pink and yellow. (For a quick reminder of the best ways to roll those shirt sleeves up, check out celebrity men’s stylist Ashley Weston’s tutorial here.) 

Todd Snyder (Flatiron): Todd Snyder’s luxury menswear is the epitome of the New York aesthetic—tailored, yet relaxed. Refined, but modern. His first flagship store opened near Madison Square Park in December 2016 and is where you can find sport-inspired casualwear, as well as dress clothes. Checkered tops continue to be a great look on guys and Todd Snyder offers a variety of styles in linen button-ups, including this blue gingham shirt

Ted Baker (Columbus Circle, Midtown East, Meatpacking District, SoHo): Ted Baker began his lifestyle brand as a men’s shirt specialist in 1988, but it has since expanded to include every aspect of men’s fashion—including accessories—as well as women’s wear and home goods. For the spring, snag a Brucey baseball hat to wear to a Yankees, Mets or Cyclones game while you're in town. With textured finish and leather trim, you’ll be extra stylish as you root for your favorite NYC home team! If you’re looking to add a little whimsy to your look, try the Tropic embroidered cotton shirt. Offered in white, this short-sleeved button up top has adorable little pineapples, flamingos and palm trees all over it.

Brucey textured baseball hat, $65, available online and at Ted Baker, 117 Wooster Street (Courtesy Ted Baker)


Even though spring has only just arrived, fashion is already looking ahead to the fall! Original Penguin recently had an exclusive preview of its Fall 2017 collection, inspired by iconic artists, poets and writers of the 1950s. Come this fall, men will be trading in their pastels for washed-out watercolors and dark, cool colors. The thin, nautical stripes of spring and summer will widen to thick bands of color that evoke bold brushstrokes. Soft textures like brushed flannel and sueded knit will make clothes as cozy as they are stylish. Original Penguin will also be introducing an updated version of its popular P55 pants, so keep an eye out for those!

From exclusive preview of Original Penguin

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