As springtime rolls back around, so too does the opportunity for fresh beginnings as days stretch and the weather warms. With the season spurring sentiments of rejuvenation, now is a great time to spearhead a renewed effort to look your best. To achieve this worthy wardrobe goal, below are a few fabs finds that can give guys more panache this spring.

The Twill Shirt and Wool Neck Warmer from Stormy Kromer (www.stormykromer.com)
Keep your special someone warm and in style this season with to-quality apparel and accessories from Stormy Kromer. For those times when a flannel shirt just won’t cut it, guys can class up their look with the company’s new men’s brushed cotton Twill Shirt. The lighter weight and softer fabric promise true comfort and warmth while the rich colors of Khaki, Redwood, and Eclipse Navy, with each sure to turn heads. This shirt is 100% twill cotton with 2 button-thru flap chest pockets and a front chest yoke.

Wool Crew Neck T-Shirt from Unbound Merino (https://unboundmerino.com)
The Wool Crew Neck T-Shirt from Unbound Merino will surely become the new go-to shirt for him that you will have had the pleasure to give. This 100% Merino wool garment is designed to help you pack less and experience more. Unbound Merino clothing lets you wash less, wear longer and simplify your life. The fabric on this particular crew neck t-shirt is also antibacterial to help protect and allow you to wear it with ease. It is wrinkle, odor, and sweat resistant, lasting several days without needing a wash, while still maintaining its freshness and shape. It won’t even smell after weeks of wear, unlike cotton and other synthetic fabrics. Every Merino wool fiber has a waxy coating called Lanolin, which helps wick moisture away from your body and acts as a safeguard against odor-causing bacteria. This is what allows the company’s Merino wool to stay breathable and dry while smelling and feeling fresh no matter what you put it through. Its temperature-regulating properties and fast-drying abilities helps keep you fresh and looking your best for any occasion. Unbound Merino’s best-selling Merino Wool Crew Neck T-Shirt is simple yet stylish, a casual and versatile style with no flashy logos. Understated, yet luxurious, it can be worn for a hike in the sun, used as an undershirt or dressed up for a nice dinner out.

xSuit 3.0 Men’s Suit (https://xsuit.com)
Nothing quite marks a return to normalcy like a return to the office and, although the days of taking “pants-less” Zoom calls may be behind us, comfort in business wear has become a new norm.  The new xSuit 3.0 stylishly answers this call with a design that promises to “[put] your pajamas to shame.” The xSuit 3.0 is designed to deliver comfort and style without compromise.  Quite notably, it is stain, liquid, and odor proof, made from a proprietary Infinite Flex fabric that is lightweight and breathable. The environmentally friendly suit is machine washable at home—no dry cleaning is needed, which is a rare feature for high-end suits.  Even those working from home will enjoy the xSuit 3.0, which is equally at home behind your work-from-home desk because it’s as comfortable as athleisure wear. The xSuit founder and designer like to say “it’s the only suit you’ll ever need,” because it can be worn for weeks of business travel with odor, stain, and wrinkle resistance keeping it clean and fresh.  Just right for that budding or seasoned executive in your life, the xSuit is sure to please, especially when the recipient realizes they no longer need endless trips to the dry cleaner to stay looking crisp and corporate.

Lightweight Leeward Dress Shirt from Mizzen and Main (https://www.mizzenandmain.com)
Who doesn’t love a sharp-dressed man? Give that special guy in your life a wardrobe upgrade that everyone will appreciate. The Lightweight Leeward Dress Shirt from Mizzen and Main is a fabulous gift for style-minded men. Lightweight and crisp, the Leeward design combines traditional style with modern tailoring, packing it with performance and stretch to keep him cool and comfortable. Made of 88% polyester and 12% spandex, this ultra-soft, lightweight fabric is both wrinkle-resistant and pilling-resistant with a four-way stretch that will keep him looking and feeling good all day. This unique style provides a sharp look without compromising on comfort, and its superior quick-dry properties will keep him feeling fresh. This lightweight shirt also features back darts, long sleeves, a hidden button-down collar, and a curved hem that is the perfect fit for any look or occasion. This dress shirt—available in four designs and colors for versatility and utility—is easy to care for and sure to be travel-ready … no ironing or dry cleaning is required! With shirts, styles, and lengths for everybody, there’s one he’s sure to love.

Men’s Rockford Mid Waterproof Leather Hiking Boot from Northside USA (https://www.northsideusa.com)
This Father’s Day, the Men’s Rockford Mid Waterproof Leather Hiking Boot from Northside USA is perfect for all of dad’s adventures and a wide variety of tasks! The boot has a ​water-resistant and rugged, distressed leather upper construction via ankle-high embossed leather that features a waterproof seam, which makes it a versatile and well-made boot. The Rockford Mid also features a moisture-wicking lining to keep your feet dry and a gusseted tongue to keep out debris. It is designed with a contoured, cushioned insole that will naturally shape and mold to the foot for lasting, all-day comfort. A speed lacing system also allows for easy and secure adjustments for maximum wear and comfort. This boot’s durable dual-density direct-injected PU outsole provides traction and shock absorption, too. Northside USA offers its customers a wide range of well-constructed and on-trend footwear including cozy slippers, water shoes and sandals, hiking footwear and winter boots.

DNA T210 Men’s Sneakers from MLO (https://mlo.shoes)
Give him comfortable and stylish footwear this season with the DNA T210 Sneakers from MLO. The DNAs are one of many signature designs inspired by art and freedom to represent one’s own expression of creativity. The T210 design, one of my personal favorites, features a black and white color scheme with artistic patterns. These shoes will bring comfort and style to his sneaker game along with a fair share of attention. These sneakers offer breathable and form-fitting mesh upper fabric with a high-quality textile inner-lining. Their ultra-lightweight, Eco-Lite inner sole and premium compression-molded phylon outer sole will keep him comfortable all day long. These shoes can be worn casually or for a variety of sports such as basketball, tennis, running and working out. He’ll appreciate the uniqueness and comfort of these shoes for anything his day might bring. MLO Shoes is a great footwear and streetwear brand offering high-fashion shoes with accessible prices for luxury looks. With every pair being handcrafted and hand-painted, he can enjoy having a truly one-of-a-kind pair of kicks! They are sure to start a conversation wherever he goes with their bold style and expert craftsmanship that goes into each pair, making the DNA the full package. 

Men’s Plush Robe by Lotus Linen (https://www.shoplotuslinen.com)
Everybody needs to relax, so why not help him lounge in style? The Boss Robe by Lotus Linen is the gift he doesn’t even know he needs—but that he deserves and will certainly appreciate. When at home after a busy day, or on a lazy weekend, he can forego ordinary house clothes or pajamas that can feel too restricting. This ultra-durable, bold and stylish robe is designed for everyday wear. Made of 100% polyester, The Boss Robe bathrobe for men is highly breathable, wicking moisture away to keep the body cool and dry. It has a lightweight feel and does not easily fade or shrink when washed. Polyester is also a durable fabric, which means this robe maintains its shape and is not prone to wrinkling so it’s very low maintenance. Tailored with him in mind, the Lotus Linen Plush Boss Robe features a lint-free, regal design that simply fits just right: masculine, comfortable and breathable. Available in a variety of colors and four professionally curated sizes, the Lotus Linen men’s Boss Robe flatters all body types; it’ll fit right without bulky hassles or tight squeezes. This gentlemen’s robe also features a large hood to keep the head warm, double stitching for strength and durability, traditional double loops, a double-looped belt and two handy patch pockets for his phone, snacks and remotes so he can live in his recliner or man cave all day.

Don Javier Briefcase from Lazarus Artisan Goods (https://lazarusartisangoods.com)
For the hard-working man, a handcrafted leather briefcase is an enduring gift he’ll get a ton of mileage out of. One perfect pick is the 100% genuine leather Don Javier Briefcase from Lazarus Artisan Goods, which is stylish and durable enough for a great number of needs. This bag comfortably holds a 14-inch laptop with room to spare for file folders and binders. With two large interior sections and one small front pocket, his briefcase will stay organized and all his belongings protected. Its exterior design features two buckled closures for personal items. This briefcase is perfect for the community to and from the office or while constantly on-the-go to safely secure all of his important belongings. The shoulder strap is designed with a buckle for adjustable length to make sure it is the perfect, comfortable fit when transporting. This briefcase is handcrafted in Honduras and, as a handmade leather item, by nature, there is a variation in color and markings that add to the unique character of each bag. All finishes are high quality and stylish for a uniquely crafted accessory. Lazarus Artisan Goods is on a mission, literally, to bring the best-crafted leather accessories to the marketplace while providing artisans in rural Haiti and Honduras with vocational opportunities to use their talented skills to live abundant lives now and in the future. People matter and so do their stories, which is why the brand has named many of its pieces after pillars in the communities they directly serve.

Tom Ford Fragrance Gift Set from MicroPerfumes (https://microperfumes.com)
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many are searching for the perfect gift for their loved one. This year, shake up the tried-and-true gift of a bottle of designer fragrance by giving your significant other (or yourself) the gift of “trying on” multiple fragrances. MicroPerfumes seeks to revolutionize the fragrance industry by providing a way to experiment with different luxury perfumes and colognes, and then purchase a full-size bottle directly at a fraction of the cost.  With 100% authentic and high-quality name brands and designer fragrances, you never have to worry about receiving an inferior product from MicroPerfumes. I tested out the MicroPerfumes Tom Ford Perfume Gift Set, which is well suited for the scent-loving man in your life. It includes three of Tom Ford’s best-selling men’s fragrances in one convenient gift box set: Tom Ford Oud Wood, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and the Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. The Oud Wood is a pioneering composition of exotic woods and spices. It’s a timeless classic, which is perfect for entry into the Oud world. Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille is a reinvention of the classic tobacco fragrances that adds a creamy tonka bean, vanilla, dry fruit, cocoa and sweet wood sap for a modern and opulent expression of power and confidence. Finally, the Tom Ford Tuscan Leather is a true leather scent through and through, with an added softer side. Its fruity, herbal and sheer floral sweetness, provided by night-blooming jasmine, breaks its toughness like a leather jacket that gets softer the more you wear it.

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Forbes Business Council, Newsweek Expert Forum and Rolling Stone Culture Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand strategist and analyst who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all B2B and B2C categories. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate if this is review editorial, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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