Spring is almost here, and while that unfortunately means losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings time this weekend, it also means that warmer weather is just around the corner. Of course, spring also brings with it unexpected showers, so this is the perfect time to stock up on some hardwearing classics — the kind of clothes that can stand up to the elements and come out looking all the better for it.
British heritage brand Barbour knows their way around a coat, and their iconic waxed cotton jacket is just as comfortable to wear in the country as it is for city living. Pick up the detachable hood and removable liner to make it an even more versatile piece.
Pull off the Canadian Tuxedo look with this clean cut button-up from G-Star — this medium shade of denim will look good with your darkest selvedge as well as your lighter wash. Wear it over a white tee, and either leave it unbuttoned or try doing up the top three or four buttons for a street-style worthy look.
Canadian newcomer Kotn has created the perfect white t-shirt: it’s softer than a baby’s bottom, fits like a charm, made sustainably and won’t break the bank.
When most people think of Levi’s, the 501 cut comes instantly to mind, and for good reason. This re-issued pair, based on a style from 1966, looks just as fresh now as it did then. The major update is that these are crafted using selvedge denim from North Carolina’s Cone Mills, so cuff ‘em to show off that American-made authenticity.
Red Wing has long mastered the art of tough, handsome boots, but this collaboration with Brooks Brothers has an extra touch of sophistication. That doesn’t mean they skimp on the heavy-duty details — durable leather, expert craftsmanship, and a rugged-yet-comfortable Vibram sole are all accounted for.
A leather tote will always serve you well, and this iteration is hard to beat. The zippered closure keeps things in place, front pockets allow for easy access to oft-used items, and you can use the handles or the shoulder strap to lug it all around.