Earn Your Stripes – Spring 2014

This spring, and many a spring before, stripes have been a spring staple.  This men’s classic comes in almost every category.  Stripes can range from bright and preppy to color-blocked and athletic.

Here are some of our top picks for spring summer 2014:

Bill’s Khakis – This Newport Striped polo in 100%  cotton jersey, is a comfortable cut and sewn, perfect for layering, or alone as the temps begin to rise (we hope).

Brooks Brothers – Red Fleece Collection – A cotton pique pieced color-blocked polo is a bit of a statement maker.  A combination of five different types of stripes, come together perfectly.

Burkman Bros. –  #gettanked with this blurred lines paint-stroke athletic cut tank from design brother duo, Ben & Doug Burkman. Made of ultra soft cotton, the fabric is exclusively for the Bros.

Slate & Stone – This lightweight 100% cotton shirt might just be the ultimate shirt to pair with khakis and a navy blazer, or with the sleeves rolled-up and your favorite pair of denim.

Armour Lux – A perfect layering piece.  Made of a cotton/linen blend, this long sleeve t-shirt is breathable and great for the transition into spring/summer.

Fossil – This raglan sleeve jersey Ivy League striped crewneck is a weekend winner.

Craft Atlantic – ‘Cruise Control’ could be the name of this lightweight merino wool sweater from the brand who’s tag line is ‘Crafted for a journey’.

H.E. by Mango – Nothing is more stylish and comfortable than this cotton linen-blend sweater, that can take you from brunch to barbeque.

Howe Clothing – The B-Side Jacket is a surprise ! Solid reversing to a rockin stripe.

Coach – Carry On ! Perfect for a laptop and a day’s worth of everything.  From work to weekend, the pieced stripe leather, detachable cross-body strap, and understated hardware, make this a ‘go to’ bag.

Caputo & Co. –  ‘From sea to shining sea’ –these bags have a maritime feel with pairing of sturdy canvas and durable leather.  For a trip to the beach or a commute to the office, they bring a whole splash of color.

Kaufmann Mercantile – A great sock is an easy way to dip your toe into the stripe trend.  This Breton striped cotton mid-calf sock, has been made in France since 1938.

Hook & Albert – Why not a Peruvian cotton sock?  This, paired with details from a specialized arch support and a contoured heel, combine to make an amazing sock.

Jack Spade – Set in a scratch-resistant brushed case with orange and green striped band, this watch is water-resistant and displays the day and date.

Daniel Wellington at Scoop – With a 100% nylon striped band, this water-resistant Belfast watch has a silver finish and contrasting minute and hours hands.