Don’t you love spring? One day it’s t-shirt weather and the next it’s back to grabbing the parka, here in Toronto anyways. With the virus still looming over us this Spring, you’ll probably be spending as much time outdoors as possible. Patios, backyards, nature walks and meeting up with friends at the dog park with a thermos full of beer.
With this in mind, here are EIGHT outerwear and hybrid pieces that can improve your layering game this season:
Arguably the most versatile casual outerwear piece, the denim jacket is a must have in any wardrobe. Denham’s unique iteration draws inspiration from their archives, like their 7 point pockets, and is given the worn-in treatment for a twist on a classic.
Miss dressing up and wearing your sport jacket? This overshirt (or shirt jacket) by Eton is a smart casual alternative that is an effortless replacement. The shirt construction drapes beautifully and it’s only accentuated by the lightweight nature of linen. Also available in a navy linen, green linen & cotton dobby.
A vintage style that has seen a recent revival in popularity, the workwear chore jacket originated in the workshops & factories of the 19th century. They were created to be durable enough to face the daily rigors of life. Staying true to its roots, and arguably overkill for today’s day and age, this jacket is made with a hard wearing cotton denim in off white, blue cotton-linen and black denim.
More of a homebody? Not a problem, we like to stay cozy around the house as well. Made in Ireland, Inis Meáin’s sweaters are made with unique colourways reflective of their surroundings. This is a great way to brighten your wardrobe and have a go-to lightweight layering piece. Also available in blue, rust and black.
Simplicity at it's finest, the minimal design of Paul & Shark meets the technical prowess of their fabric innovation. Made from their 'Typhoon 2000' fabric, a soft membrane lines this bomber to keep it windproof and waterproof, able to tackle any spring conditions. It also makes for a great travel companion, with a passport pocket, EMW protection and a go-anywhere style.
Every wardrobe should have one bolder piece for each season. This Paul & Shark windbreaker is bold but tastefully expresses the nautical nature of the brand. Lightweight and waterproof, this jacket is suited for the changing temperatures and can withstand even the heaviest of spring showers.
Is there a more classic style? The trench coat is a piece that needs no introduction, as it is a staple in any man’s wardrobe. This iteration from Manto features an ultra lightweight waterproof fabric, and it even packs up into a little pillow for when you are travelling! It’s a sharp looking piece that is super soft to the touch, and will elevate any outfit you decide to wear this Spring.