Spring Style Forecast:
The Wide Brimmed Hat
Why you should consider sporting a wide brimmed hat.
We're entering a more relaxed time of year. And when you're not kicking around in sneakers or sandals, you'll likely want to pull on something from this list. You may not need all of these, but more than one will likely come in handy over the next few months. Because even though you're taking it easy, you still want to look pulled together—for weddings, for work and nights on the town with your significant other. Here are four styles you'll be seeing a lot more of this spring and summer, along with the best ones to consider buying right now.
There's a lot of suede on this list. If you go with the soft, textured leather, make sure to take care of it. It's not difficult to maintain, you simply need to know what works best.
$140 by Cole Haan
Look for a slightly updated take on the classic suede lace-up. Pair 'em with a cotton suit and don't be afraid of getting them dirty—they'll look better that way.
Nordstrom Men's Shop, $99.95
Today's best loafers are leaner and meaner than the ones your dad use to wear. But you've got to choose: do you want suede or leather? Tassel or penny slit?
Cole Haan, $140
Consider these the lazy man's dress shoe. A comfortable boot that can be worn with suits and jeans and even a pair of shorts. But still classic enough when you want to look respectable.
From handmade, leather woven slides to more modern iterations of easy-going espadrilles, these shoes take some swagger to pull off, but once you wear 'em you won't want to take them off.
$145 / $129.98