Thursday, May 2, 2013
But after all the split-personality-inducing boxing, unboxing, and reboxing of winter gear over the past few weeks, I believe it's finally happened. Like an old man on a porch with an arthritic knee, I can feel a change in the weather...except in my case my knee is my cell phone and my arthritic joint is my Weather Channel app. The warmth is coming. Yet with such an imminent meteorological change for the better ahead, one can't help but wonder what the refined summer gentleman should be donning during the intermission known as Spring before it all-to-quickly gives way to the eye-ball-melting EasyBake oven of a Texas summer.
It is therefore in an effort to answer such musings today, my friends, that I present to you My Top 4 Favorite Spring Upgrades Under $50 (for the southern gentleman on a budget):
1. Say It Wit'cha Chest
Mossimo chest-stripe polo, Target, $15
2. The Tortoise and the Hair
Here's a few looks to try if you'd like to keep your head cool when Dante's Inferno begins in your neck of the woods.
Tortoise shell clubmaster sunglasses, $20+
3. A Time for Color
Timex Weekender, $27-42; Straps from $7
4. Add a Little Spring in Your Step
Penguin Fashion Laces, Nordstrom Rack, $2
And there you have it. Now if you play your cards right down here in the good ol' South, we've probably got right around 3 weeks of this so-called "Spring" to rock all of this before we're sucker-punched in the face by the scorching hand of the summer solstice. Enjoy shaking your fist at the elements for as long as you can, fearless gentlemen...just keep the sunscreen and ice chest at the ready.