Spring Wardrobe Essentials

With the clocks going back this weekend, spring feels like it's well and truly underway. But if you've yet to transition your wardrobe, then now is the time to do so. With the mercury creeping higher and the days becoming lighter for longer, there are certain essential wardrobe items that will become non-negotiable over the coming months especially, but also right through the summer. Here's our quick guide to the key pieces to bolster your wardrobe with now...

The Chore Jacket

COWBOY JACKET EVERING GREEN

COWBOY JACKET EVERING GREEN

COWBOY JACKET
EVERING GREEN

COWBOY JACKET EVERING TAUPE

COWBOY JACKET
EVERING TAUPE

COWBOY JACKET KINGSWOOD GREEN

COWBOY JACKET
KINGSWOOD GREEN

A classic menswear silhouette and an integral part of any workwear look, the chore jacket is one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear for the spring and summer months. We've cut our styles in organic cotton seerucker, linen and a cotton/linen so that they are lightweight and casual, making them perfect for layering over a shirt, polo or tee.

The Polo

TABLEY POLO SHIRT PAVIS NAVY

TABLEY POLO SHIRT
PAVIS NAVY

TABLEY POLO SHIRT PAVIS ECRU

TABLEY POLO SHIRT
PAVIS ECRU

HAWTHORN POLO SHIRT DARLY NAVY

HAWTHORN POLO
SHIRT DARLY NAVY

The polo shirt really comes into its own in spring as the warmer weather gives you myriad ways to integrate it into your wardrobe. While March and April are still too cool to bust it out on it's own, it does make a great casual accomplice to a tailored blazer or a more casual chore jacket. The short 3-button placket of our Tabley polo shirt gives them a subtle formality, whereas the one-button fastening of the Hawthorn polo shirt is better suited to casual fits.

The Technical Jacket

HOODED VENTNOR JACKET BICKERTON DARK OLIVE

HOODED VENTNOR
JACKET BICKERTON
DARK OLIVE

HOODED VENTNOR JACKET BICKERTON NAVY

HOODED VENTNOR
JACKET BICKERTON
NAVY

Being prepped for unpredictable spring weather goes without saying but bulky outerwear is not the ticket. Warm days and spring showers can go hand in hand so you want to opt for a lightweight technical jacket that can be easily integrated into your smart and casual fits. That's why we created the Ventnor jacket, our cropped hooded blouson cut in a water-repellent Italian performance cloth. The minimal styling means it's easily paired with smarter looks, but it will also form a key layer with your casual weekend fits.

The Knit

BLENHEIM JUMPER
SIERRA ECRU MULTI

BLENHEIM JUMPER SIERRA NAVY/BLUE

BLENHEIM JUMPER
SIERRA NAVY/BLUE

PABLO KNITTED POLO FERRY NAVY

PABLO KNITTED
POLO FERRY NAVY

While we associate most knits with autumn and winter, a lightweight cotton jumper is actually a great addition to a spring and summer wardrobe. Excellent as a warm layer on cool spring days or as a late evening throw-on in the summer, it can be styled in a preppy way for a laidback approach or worn as a boxy, slightly oversized fit for a more bohemian summer look. Our Blenheim crewnecks are fine-gauge and make for easy layering with a polo or shirt, or if you want that all rolled into one then opt for our Pablo knitted polo.

The Shirt

BROOK SHIRT KILDALE INDIGO RINSE

BROOK SHIRT KILDALE
INDIGO RINSE

ELLINGTON OVERSHIRT BUCKDEN PINK

ELLINGTON OVERSHIRT
BUCKDEN PINK

CLERKENWELL TAB SHIRT RUTLAND OLIVE

CLERKENWELL TAB
SHIRT RUTLAND OLIVE

The shirt just never gets old. It is a stalwart of style, both casual and smart, unchanged for decades because if it isn't broke, don't fix it! This season, we've really focused on bringing you the softest fabrics across our shirting collection, with myriad different cloths, from organic brushed cotton to super lightweight linen. They're shirts you can wear with our relaxed, unstructured tailoring, but they'll also work lazily tucked into a pair of rolled up jeans. With a host of different collar styles to choose from, too, we're spoiling you this season!

The Blazer

THEOBALD JACKET FALKE CREAM

THEOBALD JACKET
FALKE CREAM

LAUREL JACKET EVERING NAVY

LAUREL JACKET
EVERING NAVY

LAUREL JACKET EVERING TAUPE

LAUREL JACKET
EVERING TAUPE

The blazer is not even about being 'grown up' or even looking smart these days - it's about adding shape and silhouette to a look that can be as casual or as dressed up as you like. Oliver Spencer's tailoring straddles the two, being unstructured and with an easy, relaxed drape. You can just as easily wear our blazers with a shirt and pleated trousers as you can a tee, shorts and slides.

The Trousers

JUDO TROUSERS EVERING GREEN

JUDO TROUSERS
EVERING GREEN

JUDO TROUSERS RUSHMORE NAVY

JUDO TROUSERS
RUSHMORE NAVY

WORKER TROUSERS EDEN TOBACCO

WORKER TROUSERS
EDEN TOBACCO

When tailored tapered chinos are too smart and denim is too casual, a relaxed fit pair of cotton trousers is the perfect go-between. Our judo trousers fit the bill nicely, being roomy in the leg without being oversized, with a slight taper to the ankle. In a variety of fabrics including organic cotton and linen, they're a good option for casual weekend fits and can be worn with a whole range of footwear, from loafers and sneakers to chukka boots and Oxfords. 

The Shoes

YOGI HITCH SUEDE BOOT MOSS GREEN SHOES

YOGI HITCH SUEDE
BOOT MOSS GREEN
SHOES

YOGI FINN 2 CHESTNUT BROWN SUEDE SHOES

YOGI FINN 2
CHESTNUT BROWN
SUEDE SHOES

Spring footwear can be tricky as you want something that will be suitable right through the summer, not just for the next month or two. That's why we love two new styles by Yogi Footwear - the Finn II and the Hitch boot - both constructed from a super soft suede and very easy to wear in all manner of fits. The boot is much like a conventional chukka and can be worn as such with unstructured summer tailoring, while the Finn II shoe is one of those styles that just slip on regardless of what you're wearing and they just seem to work.

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