Spring Essentials From Our Menswear Boutique Buyers
Spring: a careful balancing act. It's all about shedding the weight of winter wear, but not being the guy in shorts on the first day of spring. Luckily there is an entire collection of clothing dedicated to these months of temperature limbo.
We talked to some of our menswear boutiques to get the insider's guide to Spring 2017 essentials. These buyers' picks will keep you covered from head to toe until summer hits (hold onto your shorts).
"Everyone needs one great Hawaiian shirt," says Saager Dilawri, owner of Vancouver shop Neighbour. "This is a particular favorite because of the modern grosgrain detailing along the shoulders and back. The fabric is also from an amazing mill in Japan so it is super soft to the touch."
Shop the Childs Racer Hawaiian Shirt here.
"I love this jacket as a layer in Spring..It's not warm enough yet to leave the outerwear at home so this jacket will give you that extra layer to take you through Spring," explains Alex Danino of Rooney Shop. "The slightly "worn in look" gives it a more comfortable texture while also having a clean aesthetic."
Shop the Stone Island Tela Overshirt HERE
"I love this piece for it's unique take on such a ubiquitous silhouette, it has a perfectly slouchy oversized fit, raw collar detail, elongated drawstrings, and super subtle embroidery hit on the chest," says Ryan Grifone, Buyer at Four Horsemen. "Along with great quality construction in a mid-weight french terry made in LA, the Rust colorway complements a pair of washed denim perfectly for the summer. Definite risk of being stolen by significant others" he warns.
Shop the Mr Completely Factory Hoodie HERE
“We love these sneakers as the raddest and most comfortable Stan Smith we’ve seen in ages - and a welcome update to a classic silhouette," Alex Chichack of Still Life tell us. "The one piece leather fits like a glove (or a sock?) and lets face it, we’re pretty obsessed with monochromatic colour palettes; it’s nice to have something unique without stepping too far outside the comfort zone.”
Shop the Adidas Stan Smith Leather Sock in Trace Cargo HERE
"I really like the subtle distress throughout this piece," Explains Ke Wang of ANNMS Shop. "The custom made rivets and Mr Completely signature moto sleeve really make this piece stand out. Denim jackets are essential for spring and this is your best choice!"
Shop the Mr Completely Moto Sleeve Trucker JacketHERE
"I'm in love with this CMMN SWDN Japanese Satin Track Jacket with desert theme embroidery," says Jon Wiebe of Leo Boutique. "The camel color with yellow and green embroidery is really inspiring on this 90s style throwback."
Shop the CMMN SWDN Rodeo Embroidered Track Jacket HERE
"Our favorite item right now is Yang Li’s virtual band “Samizdat” Reference Hoodie. The hoodie features a list of music, philosophy, and film that are “references” and inspiration to Yang Li during his creation of the collection," explains Clayton Chan, Creative Director at 017. "One doesn’t need to understand all the published work on there but can see it as a cool graphic or as a means to being introduced to something new. As Yang Li describes this piece “it is the most valuable thing I made. It really is the heart and soul of the work”"
Shop the Yang Li Samizdat Reference Hoodie HERE