The best green gear to wear on St. Patrick’s Day is different than you might expect.
We’re telling you to leave those shamrock glasses and green foam hat at home in favor of a few picks that fall quite nicely into categories you already know and appreciate. From classic shirting to breezy pants, sharp sneakers to a rain jacket, our picks are anything but gaudy. We hope you’ll agree that it’s possible to dress quite well for grabbing a beer (or five) on the holiday.
Just one tip: Don’t wear all of these at once, no matter how wild your night gets.
Buck Mason Drab Draped Twill Two Pocket Shirt – $105
For when you want to look put-together yet still retain some casual and classic edge, this easy-to-layer shirt from the American menswear masters at Buck Mason downplays the whole “bright green” color trend.
Original Penguin Linen Beach Pants – $89
In case you’re blessed with breezy weather on St. Patrick’s Day (lucky!), these linen beach pants offer a respite from dark denim, doing so in this pleasing spring-friendly color.
GREATS Bab V2 – $79
When you want to go slightly futuristic in your sneaker choice for St. Paddy’s Day, reach for the streamlined GREATS Bab V2. At only $79, you can wear ‘em to the bar without fear of them getting too beat up.
Flint and Tinder 365 Pants – $98
The simple design combined with comfort of your favorite jeans is what the 365 Pants bring to the table. They’ll look good on any day of the year (not just St. Patrick’s Day).
Everlane Lightweight Puffer Jacket – $88
Don’t skimp on your outerwear this St. Patrick’s Day —while a bit more bold than other picks on our list, this puffer jacket is casual, cool, and most certainly warm. It’s also pub crawl-ready.
Topo Designs Wool Ballcap – $38
Don’t sleep on the visual interest and laid-back style that a durable ball cap can lend to even the simplest of outfits. Try this deep green wool ball cap on for size with a faded blue denim jacket, khaki chinos, white kicks, and a grey henley, and you’ll be ready to tackle everyone’s favorite beer-friendly holiday.