Staying on trend has become such a profound production that it’s tempting to just say screw it and wear your Crocs for a night out. But we can’t let that happen because you, sir, are a grown man. It’s getting dressed, not rocket science. Just keep it simple and stick to classic pieces that will carry you through the endless storm of ironic fashion statements to come.
Moto 360 Motorola beat Apple to the punch in terms of actually wearable wearables. This smartwatch has a number of stylish customization options including versatile Horween leather bands to add a classic touch or dark stainless for more modern vibes. $299, motorola.com.
Stan Smith Vulc We love classic Stan Smith’s just as much as the next guy, but keeping white shoes white is a totally unnecessary cause of high blood pressure. This updated black pair not only goes with everything, but can handle a little dirt. $70, adidas.com.
Nexus 9 This isn’t your grandma’s Kindle. Google’s new Nexus 9 tablet truly is a thing of beauty—from the subtle curvatures to the minimal matte backing with brushed metal touches. In terms of inner beauty, Google’s tablet touts some of the best specs in a super competitive market. $399, google.com.
Acne Studios Denim If you have rhinestones on your jeans or God forbid spend 20 minutes every morning squeezing into jeggings, you’re doing it wrong. Invest in a classic pair that will last, like these from Acne Studios. $250, acnestudios.com.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 The third generation of Microsoft’s tablet/laptop hybrid certainly makes a statement. Get the mobility of a tablet and the performance and productivity of a laptop. Change up your tech style easily by swapping out the Type Cover that is available in several bright colors. $799, microsoft.com.
Gitman Vintage Overdyed Oxford If you are wearing plaid shirts everyday, odds are you’re a basic bro. Scale back the lumberjack with a black button down and contemporary fit. $156, eastdane.com.
MAKR Oxblood Tablet Case Hand-stitched and edge-painted details on rich, oxblood leather make this case an obvious style upgrade. Listen, your iPad has feelings too and it doesn’t like being stored in things that involve Velcro. $240, makr.com.
Everlane Luxe Merino Blazer A well-tailored navy jacket is a staple item for any man’s wardrobe. Everlane offers a stylish, less structured take with its “Luxe Merino Blazer" at a fraction of the running rate. Throw this over the aforementioned oxford and BOOM. You’re ready to go. $165, everlane.com.
Lexdray Ibiza Laptop Pack A simple, no frills rucksack for toting your everyday essentials. Weather-resistant fabrics and military grade hardware make this bad boy super durable. So just get it. Because using a Whole Foods bag as a briefcase just isn’t ok. $425, lexdray.com.
Norse Projects Nunk Jacket The Nunk Jacket offers a mid-weight Italian cotton/linen fabric finished with resin for a water-resistant finish that will accompany you whether you are keeping it casual or dressing it up for the office. $490, norseprojects.com.