Richard Haines, the artist and author behind the addictive What I Saw Today (think, The Sartorialist, with hand-drawn sketches and pithy commentary), is a staunch supporter of the personal uniform. We couldn't agree more. This spring will be all about incorporating those essential elements you can wear all season (or hell, year) long. We asked Haines to illustrate our top ten spring/summer collections—each with a key piece you should have in your wardrobe when the weather turns.
Label: Michael Bastian
Designer: Michael Bastian
The Look: Disheveled country club (at cocktail hour).
Key Piece: Navy tennis sweater. $1,195 at Confederacy
Designer: Simon Spurr
The Look: Savile row tailoring with Skid Row attitude.
Key Piece: A proper rain coat. $1,295 at Blue & Cream
Label: Richard Chai
Designer: Richard Chai
The Look: Hipster dandies in Necco colors.
Key Piece: Tailored Bermuda shorts. $295 at Den
Label: Yves Saint Laurent
Designer: Stefano Pilati
The Look: Old school Brando louche with a touch of Parisian luxe.
Key Piece: Tailored drawstring pants $1,395 at Yves Saint Laurent
Was this a good piece?
When a piece goes live on Valet, RSS delivers it to you.
We know you're busy. Subscribe to a weekly rundown of the best from Valet.
Want to know what we're up to or when a new piece is posted?
Add a drop of our style to your page.