The best of... men’s spring basics
Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket
You’ll be ready for any kind of spring weather with this bomber made in California with lightweight waxed cotton from the U.K. The fabric is rain-resistant and the zipper is extra hefty.
Uniqlo Slim Fit Denim Shirt
A tailored denim shirt can go just about anywhere, from the office to happy hour to date night. Uniqlo’s afforda ble version is a true slim-fit cut, so it doesn’t bulge at the waist when tucked in.
Stan Smith Boost Primeknit
The classic Stan has gotten a high-tech upgrade. This version has an upper made of Adidas’ breathable Primeknit fabric, while the Boost sole, with its signature cloud-like texture, is “ultra- comfortable” and “looks cool, too.”
Pantherella Egyptian Cotton Dress Socks
Socks from this 80-yearold English firm are worth the high price. The yarn is a perfect blend of nylon and Egyptian cotton, and the “just right” rib pattern prevents drooping while looking smart with either cuffed trousers or worn-edged jeans.
Banana Republic Cotton Linen Suit
Rare is the suit under $500 that “hits the trifecta,” offering great fabric, fit, and silhouette. Cotton and linen blend to provide structure and breathability.