THE TRANSITIONAL PIECES EVERY MAN NEEDS FOR SPRING
Update your winter wardrobe in an instant with these new season must-haves that ensure you see in spring in style. JAMES BURKE, Menswear Manager at Harvey Nichols Birmingham, offers advice on the key pieces every man needs to get his hands on for SS17.
THE JACKET, Balmain cotton jacket, £1,800: There’s much truth in the maxim “cast not a clout until May is out” as the British spring weather can be just a little unpredictable. You can put away the big heavy coat though and instead invest in a cotton jacket that will see you through the cooler months and into summer.
THE ROLL-NECK, John Smedley merino wool jumper, £145: No wardrobe is complete without a grey roll-neck – it works just as well under a tailored suit as it does with denims. Opt for natural fabrics; Merino is super-soft, it breathes in warmer weather while it traps heat if it’s cooler outdoors.
THE BIKER DENIMS, True Religion slim-leg jeans, £265: Add interest to your trusty denims with ribbed knees and distressed fabric. Wear with a slogan tee for warmer days or a sweatshirt when the temperature drops.
THE APPLIQUED SHIRT, Alexander McQueen badge shirt, £645: Appliquéd fashion is huge for SS17 – look out for touches of personalisation without having to do it yourself. This twill shirt will see you through the next couple of seasons in style.
THE SHOWER-READY BACKPACK, Kenzo shell backpack, £115: Opt for something that can handle those April downpours and keep your leather hold-alls for sunnier days. Opt for a bag that stands out from the crowd and stands up to the rain.
THE TRAINERS, Blood Brother suede trainers, £160: Ditch the heavy boots and instead choose trainers that just go with everything. Camouflage remains a key trend for the new season, while metallics add a modern edge.
THE DEGRADÉ SCARF, Paul Smith wool-blend scarf, £130: Don’t put those winter woollies away just yet! For spring, go for lightweight wool blend scarves, while a degradé pattern adds interest. Team with your favourite jacket for a chic finishing touch.
All products featured are available from Harvey Nichols Birmingham, either in store or via the Style Concierge service.