With the changing of the seasons, one could wax poetic about the philosophical implications of rebirth and nature's majestic glory. We prefer to think of it as the perfect time to stock up on spring essentials and do some long-awaited damage to the good old credit card. We've already thrown out some suggestions to the fairer sex, but now we have some bright ideas for the men folk. From classic kicks to serious shades, we've got the ultimate Checklist of simple must-haves for the dapper gent who wants to keep his cool as the mercury begins to rise. After all, wearing less means you have to make every piece count. Mission accomplished.
Above, clockwise from top left: A.P.C. Nike Sneakers, $140, available at A.P.C.; Vans Era Low Tops, $45, available at Urban Outfitters; Rag & Bone Leather Trainers, $295, available at Odin; Jack Purcell Distressed Sneakers, $65, available at J. Crew.
Above, from left: Acne Jeans Montreal Jacket, $549, available at Acne Studios; Spiewak McClary Field Jacket, $168, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, from left: American Apparel Polyester A-Way Jacket, $54, at American Apparel; Opening Ceremony Shawl Collar Anorak, $627, available at Tobi.
Above, from left: J. Crew Vintage Chambray Workshirt, $98, at J.Crew; Unis Two-Pocket Chambray Shirt, $236, available at Oak.
Above, from left: Steven Alan Snap Shirt, $225, available at Steven Alan; Acne Jeans Denim Shirt, $269, available at Acne Studios.
Above, clockwise from top left: Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses, $170, available at Gargyle; UO Round Frame Sunglasses, $20, available at Urban Outfitters;
Above, from left: Kostym by Cheap Monday Suit Jacket, $155, and Pants, $109, both available at Alter Steven Alan Cooper Jacket, $595, and Cooper Pants, $295, both available at Steven Alan Annex.