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10 Must-Have New Spring Menswear Essentials

Low-risk, high-reward upgrades.

It's hardly a secret that your average guy doesn't pay attention to the latest catwalk action out of fashion week and generally prefers to two things when it comes to his clothes: He wants to look good and he wants to be comfortable. Period.

That's why we've poured over all of the spring trends for this year and isolated all of the best new items any guy can wear to not only look great (and be comfortable!), but also look just a tad bit more stylish. We're talking about subtle tweaks: jeans in a new color, a new stylish watch band, and maybe a graphic stripe shirt. It all adds up to low-risk and high-reward way of looking your absolute best. And for more style updates, check out 10 Great Ways to Wear a Navy Suit.

Tropical Prints

MK SHIRT Menswear Trends

Michael Kors Mens Slim-Fit Leaf Cotton Shirt

$148; Buy now at

To successfully pull of the tropical print trend just keep the print low key and tonal, no more than two colors. If you love all things tropical, why not check out The 5 Best Exotic Getaways for 2018.

Power Pinstripes

pinstripes Menswear Trends

Isaia Pinstriped Two-Piece Wool Suit

$3,995; Buy now at

Sharp pinstriped suits have been the official uniform of power brokers since the 1980s. They fell out of favor or a while but are now coming back strong. For more on suits, check out The 20 Sharpest Suits You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now.

Subtle Color Jeans

jbrand jeans Menswear Trends

J Brand Kane Straight Fit

$176; Buy now at 

The news in denim right now is washed out colors and a straight leg fit (less skinny). To freshen up your look without looking like a clown opt for subtle muted tones. Of you're a jean lover, check out the 10 Best Jeans To Buy In Bulk.

Plaid Blazers

ETRO blazer Menswear trends

Etro Seersucker Check-Print Sport Coat

$1,390; Buy now at

To breathe new life into the standard blazer, go for a confident boldly rendered plaid and keep the other pieces simple. For more style advice, check out these 15 Genius Tricks for Appearing More Attractive.

Distinctive Watch Bands

watch Menswear trends

TAG Heuer Swiss Chronograph Formula 1 NATO Strap Watch

$1,350; Buy now at

Menswear is currently on a major stripe jag. Watchbands in snappy patterns take the seriousness out of a chronograph. For more watches, check out these 7 New Watches That Are Instant Heirlooms.

Vertical Stripes

APC Menswear Trends

A.P.C. Alexis Striped Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt

$235; Buy now at

Classic button-down shirts get the bold treatment with graphic vertical stripes.

Side Stripe Pants

BARNEYS pants Menswear Trends

Barneys New York Grosgrain-Accented Stretch-Cotton Trousers XO

$295; Buy now at

Side stripes are nothing new in sweatpants, but a racing stripe on slim-fit khakis is a great surprise accent.



Billy Reid Cullen Suede Jacket

$995; Buy now at 

Suede is usually constrained to Fall and Winter, but new lightweight versions are an alternative and upgrade to a denim jacket.

Minimalist Sneakers

CLUB MONACO Menswear Trends

Club Monaco Veja Esplar Sneaker

$120; Buy now at 

Sure, bulky sneakers in acid colors have their place, but there is a definite appeal to stripped-back, streamlined, pure white kicks.

Color Blocking

NAUTICA jacket Menswear Trends

Nautica Men's Colorblocked Jacket

$99; Buy now at

The boring windbreaker gets a dose of energy with color blocking that draws attention to the shoulders and arms, making them look more powerful. For more on spring coats, check out The Best New Spring Rain Gear Every Man Needs.

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