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5x Spring essentials

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It’s once again that time of the year when everyone are thinking their spring (and maybe already summer) essential-pieces. So did we as well at tyylit.fi and here’s what I personally came up with.

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This is one my all-time favorite photos (from Pitti Uomo, by The Sartorialist). Capturing most of my own essentials for this spring.

Blue blazer

Well, it doesn’t really matter what season are we talking about - this one belongs to every list. It’s only a matter of construction and materials. For spring I personally favor lightweight wools or a bit “washed look” cotton. In the pictured jacket by Boglioli there’s 2% of elastane which makes it a bit more “soft” and easier to deal with for example when traveling.

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If one is looking something a bit more special, this indigo-gyed linen-cotton mix version by Italian Gajola could be a right choice. Some say indigo is the new black… I’d combine this with light colored denim.

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Suede (penny) loafers

Another classic choice in addition to the blue blazer. In Finland the weather might not be suitable for loafers yet, but it won’t take long before you can pull your pair from the closet.

The thing I like most about loafers is the versatility. They can without any problems be paired for example with a slim-cut cotton suit as well as with a pair of denim or even shorts.

In terms of loafers there are multiple choices to choose from. Alden pennyloafers are iconic but I would also check out at least Wildsmith and Meermin. In case you’re living in Helsinki, check out Sauma for some Carmina models and Fere’s selection of Crockett&Jones.

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Anything off-white (or cream)

As said in the newest edition of Mr. Porter Journal, use of off-white and cream colors are a great way for any men to show one’s sense of style.

Whereas pure white can sometimes be hard to pull of and too dominating (in the same way than black), off-white is an optimal color to balance and tone down any outfit. It goes perfectly with shades of blues, brown or olive green for example.

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