Weekend Wear: Clean Up Your Look With This Crisp Grey-and-White Combo

Ready to freshen up your wardrobe, but feel like the bold direction men’s fashion has taken as of late — brightly coloured jackets, patterned pants, embroidered loafers — isn’t exactly your scene? Take a simpler approach to a wardrobe overhaul and embrace clean, monochromatic minimalism. A neutral palette of grey and white is fresh without being boring, especially when you pick pieces with texture and unique design details that will get you noticed without shouting for attention.


1. Norwegian Rain Geneve Single-Breasted Technical Coat, $1,895 at Matches Fashion

With warmer weather hopefully on the horizon, it’s time to think about transitional outerwear that will see you through the end of snow and into spring showers. This coat’s waterproof membrane and detachable hood make it a functional and stylish option for the weekend, while its clean lines and understated hardware mean it can still function as a topcoat for the office.

2. Reigning Champ Side Zip Crewneck, $140

Canadian brand Reigning Champ is know for their clean design aesthetic and attention to detail, and this sweater is a prime example. Crisp white and made from a soft mid-weight terry, the classic crewneck design is updated with a zipper detail down one side.

3. Zanerobe Sharpshot Chino, $175

Australia’s Zanerobe knows a thing or two about crafting a modern pair of pants. Their Sharpshot Chino has a slim leg, slight drop crotch, and a tapered cuff that is finished with a ribbed panel for an athletic and modern touch.

4. Herschel Supply Co Foster Snapback Cap, $40

You might feel like ball caps are just for the summer, but Herschel would beg to differ. They’ve winterized a snapback cap by making it from hearty melton wool for added warmth, and they’ve added understated details throughout, like the unique six-panel construction, metal grommets, and a new, minimalist take on their logo.

5. Saint Laurent Camouflage Leather Tote Bag, $1,490 at Neiman Marcus

Even a monochromatic outfit will benefit from a statement accessory, just make sure to keep it within the same colour palette. This tote is made from calf leather and feature a camouflage print made up of varying shades of grey. The bag is big enough to hold whatever you need for your day ahead, and a removable zippered pouch is a convenient feature for keeping yourself organized on the go.

6. Public School White Leather Braeburn Sneakers, $605 at Ssense

Leave it to the duo behind popular street wear label Public School to come up with a new and interesting take on the white sneaker. The minimalist design is complimented by panelled construction and the use of both buffed leather and nubuck, which adds texture and visual interest with varying shades of white.